Mt. Manaslu Expedition

  • Trip Duration:
    50 Days
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The Mt. Manaslu Expedition is a challenging journey to the summit of Mount Manaslu, the eighth-highest mountain in the world at 8,163 meters (26,781 feet). Located in the Mansiri Himal sub-range of the Nepalese Himalayas, Manaslu is a popular destination for experienced mountaineers worldwide.

Mt. Manaslu (8163m) is the highest peak of the Gorkha massif and the eighth highest mountain in the world. It is located about forty miles east of Annapurna 1.  Long ridges of Mt. Manaslu and valley glaciers provide climbable routes from all directions which culminate into the summit  of the peak that towers steeply above its surrounding landscape.  The top of the peak is a dominant feature when it is seen from afar.

The name Manaslu is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘Manasa’ and can be roughly translated as Mountain of Spirit. Mt. Manaslu was first ascended by a Japanese expedition team in 1954 and has been always regarded as “Japanese mountain” According to Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA), it was recorded that 175 climbers topped the summit following120 expeditions and 49 deaths till now.

The climb between Camp 2 and Camp 3 is one of the shortest days and it only takes approximately 3 hours. We set up Camp 3 at the elevation of 6800 meters just below the Col to avoid the very strong winds to ensure that all our tents are anchored properly. The route follows up the remaining glacier climbing steep sections of snow and ice with safety towards Camp 4 at 7400 m which is the last camp on our Manaslu expedition. The climb from Camp 4 to the summit takes between 6-9 hours with 3-5 hours for the descent to Camp 4. Finally, we reach the Summit Camp which is, of course, a tiring day involving a 6 to 8 hours climb. The views from Summit are truly spectacular on a sunny day. After the summit, we return to Base Camp to end our successful expedition to climb Mount Manaslu.


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What is included

  • International Airport Arrival Departure transfer
  • 5 Nights 4 Stars hotel in Kathmandu on BB basis
  • Kathmandu Half day sightseeing, escorted by English Speaking Guide
  • Overland Transportation: Kathmandu – Arughat – Kathmandu
  • Manaslu Conservation Area  Entry Fee
  • Mt. Manaslu Climbing Royalty Fee
  • Full board Tea House/ Lodge trek till Sama Gaun (night at Tea House/Lodge) & Full board camping throughout
  • Full board meals during the trekking and expedition period, if you have any specific dietary requirement please let us know, we will provide accordingly
  • High altitude climbing food, fuel, Gas above base camp (you are also advised to bring some high altitude food yourselves)
  • Professional Expedition Guide
  • One to one Climbing Sherpa on summit day
  • High Altitude Climbing Sherpa equipment & allowance
  • Oxygen (5 cylinder of 4 liter per member and 3 cylinders per Sherpa) and Mask regulator
  • Personal luggage allowed 100Kg. (If excess 100 kgs. Price will be charged extra)
  • Porter & Horses as per requirements
  • 1 tent for 1 member for Expedition North Face or Similar brand
  • All camping gear that includes dining tent, cooking stove, gas, ropes, toilet tent, shower tent, table and chairs, mattresses sharing with other members
  • Liaison officer’s allowances, equipment for expedition, flight ticket, insurance, daily wages sharing with other group member
  • High altitude staff allowances, flight tickets, food, accommodation, insurance, daily wages
  • High Altitude Nepali staff accidental/ medical/emergency and evacuation insurance
  • Emergency oxygen mask and regulator
  • Radio communication set (walkie-talkie)
  • Gamo Bag (life saving device in case of altitude sickness) sharing with group members
  • Solar panel for light and charges batteries
  • Garbage Deposit USD 4,000 (Sharing with other members)
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • All liable government of Nepal administration fees for climbing permits processing

What is Excluded

  • International flight fares
  • Nepal entry visa fee (See Trip Note for Details)
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Single supplement during entire trip
  • Note: Additional cost applies for single supplement
  • Personal specific high altitude climbing food
  • Personal climbing gears–clothing, sleeping bags, climbing equipment. Please click ‘equipment check list’
  • Personal Travel/Medical/Accident/Emergency evacuation insurance
  • International cargo custom clearance fee
  • Alcoholic beverage & bottle drinks
  • Climbing Sherpa summit bonus
  • Personal Satellite phone permit
  • Filming & Videography
  • Extra personal expenses
  • Climbing Sherpa bonus
  • Tips for Nepali staff
  • All expenses incurred in the event of early departure (evacuation fee, transport, extra hotel night, food etc.)
  • If scheduled departure gets cancelled due to bad weather in the mountain areas. In such situation, we need to send chartered helicopter. Helicopter cost has to be borne by the clients to get outbound flight on scheduled time.
  • Any changes incurred as a result of delay beyond the control of ‘Trek Himalayan LLC’
  • Personal communication (phone, fax, e-mail, internet between Nepal and your home country)
  • High Altitude Climbing insurance policy is mandatory
  • Any other services not specified in the ‘Cost Includes

Mt. Manaslu Expedition 2024/2025 Cost and Departure Dates

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Nitty Gritty

  • Expedition Region: Manaslu, Gorkha, Nepal
  • Trip Duration: 50 Days
  • Total Trekking days: 15 Days
  • Total Climbing period: 29 Days
  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu: 5 Nights
  • Trip Starts / Ends: Kathmandu
  • Activities: Trekking + Expedition + Sightseeing
  • Mode of Transportation: Private Comfortable vehicle, as per group size
  • Best Season: March, April, May, June- September, October, November
  • Accommodation: Hotels in Kathmandu, Tea house/Lodge & full board camping during expedition
  • Type of Trip: Private & Fixed Departure
  • Service available: Standard/Deluxe
  • No. of Pax: 1 to 12 (Maximum)
  • Meals during trip:  Breakfast in Kathmandu & all meals during trekking & expeditions
  • Walking hours:  5 – 7 hrs a day
  • Criteria: Basic & Advance mountaineering course or knowledge of Mountain climbing experience
  • Trip Grade: Extreme challenging
  • Health: Physically fit
  • Maximum elevation: 8,163 m. / 26782 ft.

General Information

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