Mt. Manaslu Expedition

Mt. Manaslu Expedition 22 Days

$ 14400 Per Person

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Facts About Trip

Maximum Altitude:

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Group Size:

2-14 Peoples'

Transportation:

flight & private transport

Accommodation:

Local Teahouse/Tent

Best season:

Spring

Meals:

Breakfast/lunch/dinner

Tour type:

Expedition

Grade:

Challenge/Adventure

Trekking Region

Gorkha Region

Trip Highlights

  • Manaslu Expedition (8,163m): 8th highest mountain, known as "Kutang," in the restricted Manaslu region, west-central Nepal.
  • Climbing Adventure: Complete adventure in the fabulous Himalayas, offering diverse landscapes and challenging climbing.
  • Technical Challenge: More challenging than Cho Oyu and Sishapangma, requiring excellent physical and mental preparation.
  • Altitude Proficiency: Demands high-level climbing proficiency and altitude adeptness at higher elevations.
  • Full Service: Mountain Monarch provides a comprehensive service to maximize the success of reaching the summit of Manaslu.

Overview

 

Manaslu Expedition takes you to the summit of Mt. Manaslu standing at an altitude of 8,163 meters (26,781 ft) above sea level. Manaslu also known as “Kutang” is the eighth highest mountain in the world.

It is located in the Mansiri Himal, part of the Nepalese Himalayas west-central part of Nepal. The Manaslu Expedition is a complete climbing adventure of an 8000-meter peak in the fabulous Himalayas. It is the 8th highest mountain and is located in the restricted trekking region of Manaslu in mid-west Nepal.

It unfolds the diverse landscape and challenging climbing experience. Manaslu Peak (8163 m) towers steeply above its surrounding peaks and is the most spectacular, dominant mountain when viewed from afar.

The Manaslu expedition is much more technical and challenging than Cho Oyu and Sishapangma. Thus each climber has to have excellent physical and mental preparation.

Furthermore high level of climbing proficiency and altitude adeptness at a higher elevation. Mountain Monarch offers a complete service to maximize the success of achieving the summit of Manaslu.

Day to Day Itinerary Expand/Collapse All

Day 1 : Arrival TIA Kathmandu (1,350m) and transfer to Hotel

Arrival in Kathmandu. our representative From Unique Sherpa Trek & Expedition will be waiting for you at Tribhuwan international airport and we will transfer you to the hotel.

Day 2 : Sightseeing city and pilgrimage

today we will go sightseeing around Kathmandu valley like Boudhnath, Shwoyambhunath, Pashupati Temple, etc, and some near Thamel pilgrimage.

Day 3 : Preparation all kind of equipment's for Mt. Manaslu expedition.

On the Second day of Preparation, we will complete the government formalities like Expedition Permit, National Park permits, and related documentation. Our team will brief you about the climb to Manaslu Expedition via the normal route. expedition in Kathmandu

Day 4 : Drive to Arughat 6 hours by private vehicle

Your Trekking staff will come to your Hotel in the early morning at around 8.00 am to pick you up, from there we’ll have a 6-7 hour depending on road conditions driving journey to Arughat.

Day 5 : Trek to Soti Khola (800m) from Arughat.

After the morning breakfast, we’ll start our journey following the Budhi Gandaki River toward its point of origin. We’ll be passing the village of Morder and Simre to reach Arkham River. Then we ascend slowly towards Kyoropani. Camp today nears the confluence of Seti River - an ideal place to take a freshwater bath and clean the clothes.

Day 6 : Trek to Machhe Khola (910m) from Soti Khola.

The trail starts descending slowly until you climb again to mountain ridge to Almara. Then Pass the forest trail to arrive at the village called Riden Gaon. The valley here cuts into another side of the river to enter Budhi Gandaki. Then at Lambesi, the trail follows down to the sandy river bed of Budhi Gandaki.

Day 7 : Trek to Jagat (1,350m) from Machhe Khola

After crossing Machha River and Khrola best, there is a hot spring called "Tatopani". The trail follows a forested area towards Dovan. Below Dovan, there is a huge rapid at Budhi Gandaki. As the elevation increases, the rapids and the scenery undergoes a complete transformation. At Jagat, there is a police check-post where your trekking permit will be checked by the official and we stay overnight at Jagat.

Day 8 : Trek to Deng (2,630m) from Jagat

After ascending to a terraced hill of Saguleri and view of Sringi Himal (7177m). can be seen from very near. Then we continue towards Sirish Gaon, Gandaki valley narrows from herewith soaring precipitous walls.

Day 9 : Trek to Ghap (3,170m) from Deng

We’ll be following the trail upstream of Deng River - a tiny village of 4 houses. We walk through a newly built rock tunnel from here, thus avoiding the traditional steep climb. At Ghap, the Tibetan culture begins with Mani stones and Chortens all around.

Day 10 : Trek to Lho-ghap (3,270m) from Ghap

After crossing the wooden bridge over the river Budhi Gandaki, we follow the path lined with houses that are interspersed with cultivated fields. At Namur, there is a police check post and again our permit and belonging will be checked if necessary. After Namur, across the Hinan river originating from Linda Glacier and continue on to Sho astonishing view of Naike peak, Manaslu north (7,774m) and Manaslu (8,150m) which are clearly visible if weather is clear

Day 11 : Lho-Ghap to Sama-Gaun (3,540m)

Walking along with upper reaches of Lho, with the view of snowy peaks Manaslu ahead of us, we pass the new gompa then ascend through light forests next to a small river to reach the Tibetan settlement village called Shyla, where the villagers are often out in their fields. Another few hours of trekking through classic alpine scenery leads us past Tibet grazing settlements, the trail to Pung Gyan Gompa, and then Sama Gaon, or Ro, as the locals call it. Sama Gaon sits in a bowl at the foot of the pastures leading to the high peaks, with mani walls, a small gompa, and tightly packed rows of houses at the lower reaches of the village, and the large gompa at the upper reaches. In the afternoon hike up to the gompa above the town, and wander the streets of the fascinating Sama Gaon village

Day 12 : Acclimatization over hill from Sama-Gaun

Rest day in Sama Gaon for acclimatization. Visit the surrounding area.

Day 13 : Trek to Manaslu Base Camp (4,800m) from Sama-Gaun

Trek for 4-5 hours to reach Manaslu Base Camp from Sama Gaon.

Day 14-42 : 30 days periode of Mt. Manaslu expedition (8,160m) 0n Top

The climbing period for Manaslu begins now. We do not provide a day-to-day itinerary for the climbing period, as this will be determined by the expedition leader and members. Guides will take a flexible approach based on what fits with climbers’ and their own experience. Typically, the team will spend a few days at the base camp organizing food, practicing rope skills, and acclimatizing before moving above the base camp. From base camp, there will be 4 camps set up until you reach the summit. Base camp is in a comfortable position on rock and protected from winds. Make sure to acclimatize well before you start climbing higher altitudes. Enough time needs to be allowed for bad weather and slow acclimatization. Summit push will be normally at the midnight. So that team reached at top early in the morning. Catch breathtaking sunrise and surrounding view then get back to base camp before getting affected by heat. After summiting, withdraw from the mountain remove all equipment and rubbish, and take it back to Base camp.
 

Day 43 : Trek Base camp to Sama village

Trek down to Sama Gaon. O/N Camping

Day 44 : Trek to Namrung village

Trek back to Namrung village. O/N Camping (B, L, D)

Day 45 : Trek to Philim village

Trek back to Philim. O/N Camping

Day 46 : Trek to Machha khola

Trek back to Machha khola. O/N Camping

Day 47 : Trek to Arughat

Trek back to Arughat. O/N hotel (BLD)

Day 48 : Drive back to Kathmandu

Drive-by private vehicle to reach Kathmandu. It takes approximately 6-7 hours.

Day 49 : Rest in Kathmandu

Today you’ll have free in Kathmandu. You can have sightseeing in the cultural heritage inside Kathmandu, buy souvenirs and thankas to take back home or anything as the day is free and easy. In the evening we’ll host a farewell-Celebration dinner with a local typical cultural experience in the Restaurant adjoining our crew that was in the expedition time with you.

Day 50 : Departure to your country

The journey within the mountains of Nepal comes to an end today. At last approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight, a representative from Ramdung Expedition escorts you to the airport. Farewell

What Is Included ?

  • Airport pick-up and Transportation.
  • 3-Night Hotel at Kathmandu (5 Start) Hotel.
  • (100% Waterproof) Duffle bag to keep your personal belongings and things to be carried by the porter.
  • 3 Time Meals with Tea/Coffee During Trek.
  • Professional Climbing Guide, Personal guide, and Potters (Size of the Groups) During the Trek.
  • Climbing Permit, "Tims", National Parks Entry Fee.
  • All wages and medical, Insurance, for the Guide and potters.
  • First-aid Medical Kits for the Group and Staff.
  • Kitchen tents, Sleeping Tents, Dinning Tents, and Toilet Tents.
  • All Kinds of Food During Climbing Duration.
  • Unique Sherpa trek & Expedition Appreciation Certificate after the successful Expedition.
  • Fare-Well dinner in Kathmandu Before Departure.
     

What Is Excluded?

  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and also in case of early return than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Any kind of meal During Your Stay in Kathmandu (Except Farewell Dinner).
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival or late departure, or early return from the Expedition.
  • Rescue, Medicine, Medical Test, Repatriation, Hospitalization Expenses for Climbs.
  • Any Internet, Hot shower, Drinking Water, Alcohol, cold Drinks, Laundry.
  • Additional costs suffered due to causes beyond our control, such as natural disasters, weather conditions, itinerary modifications due to safety concerns, emergency evacuation, changes in government policies, strikes, and so forth.
  • Insurance for Clients
  • International flight Tickets.
  • Clothing, Packing Items or bag, personal, Medical Kits, and Personal Climbing Gear.
  • Climbing Summit Bonus.
  • Normally 15% Tips for all Staff.
  • any other items, not Included in the Above (Cost Includes) Section.

 

NOTE: If you return earlier from the trek due to sickness or any problem, the money you paid for the flight, hotel, mountain room, food, etc. is nonrefundable, and you will need to bear the expenses for the hotel, food, etc. in Kathmandu yourself.

Fixed Departure Dates

SN Start Date Trip Duration Cost Per Person Availability Join Group
1 2025-04-11 22 Days $ 14400 Available Book Now
2 2025-04-13 22 Days $ 14400 Available Book Now
3 2025-04-15 22 Days $ 14400 Available Book Now

FAQs

The Manaslu Expedition refers to the ascent of Mount Manaslu, the eighth highest peak in the world, standing at an elevation of 8,163 meters (26,781 feet). Located in the Himalayas of Nepal, the Manaslu Expedition offers a challenging and rewarding climbing experience for mountaineers.

The duration of the Manaslu Expedition typically ranges from 30 to 45 days, depending on the chosen itinerary, acclimatization schedule, and weather conditions. This includes trekking to base camp, acclimatization rotations, summit push, and descent back to the trailhead.

The best time to climb Mount Manaslu is during the post-monsoon season from late September to November and the pre-monsoon season from late April to May. These months offer stable weather conditions, clear skies, and favorable climbing conditions, maximizing the chances of a successful summit bid.

The Manaslu Expedition is considered a highly challenging climb, suitable for experienced mountaineers with prior high-altitude climbing experience. The ascent involves technical climbing on snow and ice, steep slopes, crevassed terrain, and potential avalanche hazards, requiring advanced mountaineering skills and physical fitness.

Climbers need to obtain a climbing permit for Mount Manaslu from the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) before attempting the climb. Additionally, trekkers must obtain the Manaslu Restricted Area Permit and the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) for trekking through the Manaslu region.

Yes, previous climbing experience at high altitudes is essential for the Manaslu Expedition. Climbers should have experience with technical mountaineering skills, including glacier travel, ice climbing, rope management, and high-altitude camping. Familiarity with expedition-style climbing and teamwork is also beneficial.

The standard route for climbing Mount Manaslu typically starts from the village of Soti Khola in the Manaslu region. Climbers trek through diverse landscapes, including lush forests, alpine meadows, and glaciated terrain, to reach base camp. The ascent involves establishing high camps, fixing ropes, and navigating technical sections before reaching the summit.

Challenges of the Manaslu Expedition include extreme altitude, harsh weather conditions, technical climbing sections, and potential altitude-related illnesses such as altitude sickness and frostbite. Climbers must be prepared to face these risks and make informed decisions regarding safety and summit attempts.

Yes, climbers can hire experienced climbing guides, Sherpas, and support staff through reputable trekking agencies in Nepal. These professionals provide valuable assistance with route finding, logistics, equipment transportation, and ensuring safety throughout the climbing expedition.

 

To prepare for the Manaslu Expedition, climbers should focus on comprehensive physical conditioning, endurance training, and technical climbing skills development. This includes cardiovascular exercises, strength training, altitude acclimatization, and practice with climbing equipment. Proper gear selection, including clothing, footwear, and climbing gear, is also essential for a successful climb.

Additional Information

High Altitude Medical Training: Prior to embarking on the Manaslu Expedition, climbers are strongly advised to undergo high altitude medical training. This training covers essential topics such as recognizing symptoms of altitude sickness, administering medication such as Diamox, and understanding how to respond to medical emergencies at high altitude.

Expedition Logistics and Support: Organizing a successful Manaslu Expedition requires careful planning of logistics and support services. This includes arranging transportation to the trailhead, organizing porters to carry equipment and supplies, coordinating food and fuel resupplies at high camps, and ensuring communication systems are in place for emergencies.

Fixed Rope and Ice Axe Technique: Climbers should be proficient in fixed rope and ice axe techniques for ascending and descending steep snow and ice slopes. Training in these techniques, including proper footwork, self-arrest, and using ascenders and descenders, is essential for safety and efficiency during the climb.

Weather Patterns and Climbing Strategy: Understanding weather patterns and developing a sound climbing strategy are crucial for a successful Manaslu Expedition. Climbers should monitor weather forecasts, identify optimal summit windows, and adjust their itinerary and acclimatization schedule accordingly to maximize safety and summit chances.

Team Dynamics and Communication: Effective team dynamics and communication are essential for a successful summit bid on Mount Manaslu. Climbers should establish clear roles and responsibilities within the team, communicate openly and transparently, and work together to make collective decisions that prioritize safety and well-being.

Environmental Conservation and Leave No Trace: Practicing environmental conservation and Leave No Trace principles is essential to minimize the impact of the Manaslu Expedition on the fragile mountain ecosystem. Climbers should adhere to guidelines for waste management, minimize use of single-use plastics, and respect local customs and cultural sites.

Satellite Communication and Emergency Response: Carrying satellite communication devices such as satellite phones or GPS trackers is recommended for emergency communication during the Manaslu Expedition. Climbers should have a comprehensive emergency response plan in place, including protocols for evacuation, medical treatment, and communication with rescue services.

Cultural Sensitivity and Local Engagement: Climbers should approach the Manaslu Expedition with cultural sensitivity and a respectful attitude towards local communities. Engaging with local people, learning about their customs and traditions, and supporting local businesses and initiatives can enrich the overall climbing experience and foster positive relationships.

Post-Expedition Reflection and Learning: After completing the Manaslu Expedition, climbers should take time to reflect on their experience and share insights and lessons learned with others. This may include documenting the expedition through writing, photography, or video, and participating in debrief sessions to evaluate strengths, weaknesses, and areas for improvement.

Expedition Safety and Risk Management: Prioritizing expedition safety and risk management is paramount throughout the Manaslu Expedition. This includes conducting thorough risk assessments, identifying potential hazards, implementing mitigation measures, and maintaining open lines of communication within the team to address any safety concerns promptly.

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$ 14400 Per Person

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