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Manaslu Expedition

50 days

Trip fact

Destination: Manaslu Expedition

Duration: 50 days

Grade: Hard

Activities: sightseeing and cultural trek and expedition

Max elevation: 8163m

Transport: Flights & Private vehicle

Best Time: Oct -Dec & March-May

Group size: 2+

  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Cost info
  • Trekking Gears
  • Map

Manaslu (8, 163) is the high peak of the Gorkha massif, and is the eight highest mountains in the world. It is also known as Kutang. The location of this mountain peak is in Mansiri Himal in Gorkha district of Nepal. “Manasa” in Sanskrit means “Mountain of the Spirit” is converted to this Gorkha’s highest peak Mt. Manaslu as "intellect" or "soul". The Manaslu expedition require a high level of climbing proficiency on steep, exposed and technical skill and altitude experience of 7000m. Excellent physical and mentally condition are required for this Expedition. Basic recommendation for the training with National mountaineering climbing institute or with professional mountain guide. Manaslu lies in the Nepal Himalaya, Kali Gandaki valley. Mount Manaslu was first climbed in 1956 by a Japanese expedition. Manaslu's long ridges and valley glaciers offer feasible approaches from all directions, and culminate in a peak that towers steeply above its surrounding landscape. This area is still restricted to a limited number of groups and only organized trekkers in groups can trek in this area. Manaslu region is very remote and rescue is very difficult. This is possible wilderness area to live leopard of snow. Yet the trek is geographically spectacular and culturally fascinating. This Manaslu Expedition is one of the most dangerous mountain climbing activities and hence we suggest to choose this trip only by the experienced climbers.

The mountain’s long ridges and valley glaciers offer feasible approaches from all directions, and it culminates in a peak that towers steeply above its surrounding landscape, and is a dominant feature when seen from a far. Normally, four camps will be set up in the approach of the mountain. There will be a few stretches of steep climbing and crevasses from Camp I to Camp II. Slippery snow climbing is required from Camp II to Camp III. Avalanches are a threat from Camp III to Camp IV.

Day 01: Today you will arrive in Kathmandu. Upon your arrival in airport we will assist you to the hotel. Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Today we will complete the process of getting the permit for expedition and visit the places of cultural and historical places around Kathmandu. We will prepare ourselves for the expedition. Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 03: Today we drive towards Arughat by bus. The road towards Arughat passes through beautiful countryside and natural landscape. Stay overnight at Arughat (570m).

Day 04: Today we continue the trek to Soti Khola (730m). On the route we will have the opportunity to observe the culture and tradition of the people in the countryside at this side of the country. Stay overnight at Guest House.

Day 05: Today we continue the trail passing through forest and valley to reach Machha Khola (930m). The trail is not much difficult, just a few ups and downs make the way through. Stay overnight at guest house.

Day 06: Today we trek the trail uphill passing through small settlement, pastures and rocky trail to finally reach Jagat (1370m). Stay overnight at guest house.

Day 07: Today we pass through a bit difficult trail to reach Philim (1570m). The way towards Philim passes through small settlement, suspension bridges and bone chilling landscape. Stay overnight at Guest House.

Day 08: The trek continues passing through the difficult rocky trail, valley and forest of rhododendron and pine to finally reach Deng (1540m). We are delighted on the way by beautiful landscape and natural beauty on the way. Stay overnight at Guest house.

Day 09: Our todays destination is Ghap (2165m). The trail passes through cultural villages at the higher altitude and their farms, rivers, valleys and forest. Stay overnight at guest house in Ghap.

Day 10: Today the trek continues and we pass the forest of pine and rhododendron. We trek across river bank and valley to finally reach Lho (3180m) and stay overnight at guest house.

Day 11: Today our journey continues and the altitude keeps on increasing. The stunning view of Himalayan region and natural beauty all around will make you forget your tiredness. We finally reach the Sama Gaon (3525m) and end our journey for today.  Stay overnight at guest house.

Day 12: After days of continuous walk, today is much needed rest day at Sama Gaon. We explore the places and natural beauty around and of course enjoy the culture of the people in the village. Stay overnight at guest house.

Day 13: Today after a day of rest we make our way forward passing through rocky trail and glacier to finally reach Manaslu Base camp at the height of 4750m above sea level. Stay overnight at tented camp.

Day 14-41: These days we will be involving on the expedition and conquer of the Mt. Manaslu. The expedition is not easy and requires many days. We make it a successful expedition with the help of experts and expedition gears. The top of this mountain is at the height of 8163m. At the top of the peak you will experience a heavenly feeling. The thin air at this height of course not friendly. But the victory with this challenging climate is itself an achievement. After the successful climb to the top we will climb down the mountain to reach Manaslu Base Camp and Stay overnight.

Day 42: Today we trek down the same route we used days before to reach Sama Gaon. The way down provides us the glimpse of the mountain we made to the peak. Stay overnight at guest house.

Day 43-47: We continuously trek down the Makalu Trekking route observing the cultural lifestyle of people in that area and natural beauty all around to finally reach Arughat from where we started our trek. Stay overnight at Guest house.

Day 48: From Arughat leaving all the mountains and cultural villages in the hilly side of the country behind we drive back to Kathmandu on our private tourist bus. Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 49: The day is free at Kathmandu. You can roam around Kathmandu and stroll around tourist hub around Kathmandu. You can also go for shopping. We will attend farewell lunch at evening. Stay overnight at Hotel.

Day 50: Today is your departure day. We will assist you to the airport prior to your flight.

Cost include

  • All ground and air transportation throughout the trek. 
  • Best available accommodation and full board meals throughout the trek.
  • One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff
  • TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
  • All national park and conservation areas permit fee.
  • Government taxes & office service charge


Cost exclude

  • Meals not quantified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary'
  • Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa charge.
  • All beverage and others personal expenses.
  • Snacks and other personal expenses
  • Hot shower during the trek

For Low and Moderate Altitude Trekking

  • Water bottle
  • Batteries and bulbs
  • Flash light
  • personal towel
  • Swiss army knife
  • Ruck sack
  • Sun lotion
  • Medical & first-aid kit
  • Sewing kit
  • Poly propylene/wool socks
  • Other required equipment
  • Sleeping bag
  • Down Jacket
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Trekking shoes/boots
  • Camp shoes
  • Jumperorpile jacket
  • Hiking pants
  • Hiking shirts
  • Full–sleeves shirt
  • T-shirts
  • Sun hat

 For Higher Altitude Trekking (Above 4000m)

  • Gloves
  • Woolen hat
  • Long underwear
  • Goggles or sun glasses
  • Gaiters
  • Sun block for lips
  • Light cotton socks
  • Mountain trekking boots
  • Woolen socks to wear with boots
  • Nylon wind breaker
  • Insulated pants
  • Nylon wind pants

Peak Climbing & Expedition Equipment

  • Long sleeved cotton/woolen shirts
  • Sun hat
  • Long cotton hiking shorts
  • Fleece/wool for climbing
  • Lightweight fleece
  • Sleeping pad (karri mat) or thermarest
  • Down high altitude sleeping bag
  • Down jacket/trousers/vest
  • Light cotton athletic socks and wool socks
  • Water proof climbing jacket
  • Head torch/batteries/bulbs
  • Climbing sunglasses
  • Lightweight thermal/insulated ski gloves
  • Sun screen
  • Warm climbing trousers
  • Wool long underwear
  • Other required equipment
  • Climbing boots
  • Gaiters
  • Ice axe
  • Harness
  • Crampons
  • Karabiners
  • Tapes/slings
  • Snow bars
  • Ice screws
  • Rock pegs
  • Deadmen
  • Crash hat
  • Day bag
  • Rucksack
  • Lip salve
  • T-shirts
  • Ascenders
  • ascenders
  • Kit bag

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