Manaslu Expedition

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Manaslu Expedition

The Manaslu expedition is an adventurous climbing expedition to the 8th highest mountain on the globe known as Mount Manaslu with a proud height of 8,163 meters. Manaslu mountain is 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 combination of expertise from our mountain guides and use of top-grade safety and climbing gears coupled with proper itinerary and allocation of proper acclimatization days will make our Manaslu Expedition a successful and memorable adventure which we will cherish throughout the life.


Our Manaslu expedition begins with gradually gaining the altitude as we trek to base camp allowing our body to adapt with the altitude. After the completion of the expedition, we fly back to Kathmandu from Samagoan instead of trekking all the way back in order the same the time. With this flight, you can easily save up to 6 days that would have taken if you had chosen to trek instead of flight.


Climbing permits for peaks in the Nepal Himalayas are issued for all seasons by the mountaineering section of the minisry of culture, tourisem and civil aviation. The requisite official documents must be furnished when seeking permit.


Key features of Manaslu Expedition

  • 8th highest mountain in the world amid the pristine view of other snow-capped mountains
  • Sightseeing of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu
  • Witness the local rich heritage and biological diversity of the Manaslu region, including eye-filling
  • watercourses, glacial valleys and gushing streams
  • Cross Larkya La Pass, one of the most dramatic passes in the Himalayas
  • Be in safe hands with our experienced Everest and other 8000er summiteers and mountaineers as your guides
  • Be awe-inspired by the idyllic excursion through historic monasteries and the naivest villages
  • Get significant glimpses of other high peaks such as Ganesh Himal and Ngadi Chuli

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu, 1,300 metres

Day 02-03: Sightseeing and Manaslu Permit Prepration


Day 04: Drive Kathmandu to Dharapani (2,100m) Via Besisahar.

Your guide will collect you from your hotel and then together we take a 7 to 8-hour drive to Bhulbhule. You will have time to get accustomed to the Nepal countryside before reaching Bhulbhule, located on the banks of the Marsyangdi. Leaving Chamje we pass through rhododendron, pine, and bamboo forests and follow the trail through the valley before arriving at Tal and its cultivated farm plots of wheat, potatoes, and other grains.


Day 05: Trek Dharapani to Tilje (2,700m)

Day 06: Trek Tilje to Bimthang (3,720m)

Day 07: Rest in Bimthang, short acclimatization hike.


Day 08: Trek to Samdo 3,860 metres via crossing the Larkya-La Pass (5,160m).

Today; it is demanding walk, though not technically difficult trek over the Larkya La at a breathtaking 5160m. From Larkya Phedi, cross glacial moraine and past four frozen lakes as you make your way to the pass. It takes approximately 5 hours to reach this point. From here you can see incredible views of Himlung Himal (7,126m), Cheo Himal (6,820m), Gyaji Kung (7,030m), Kang Guru (6,981m) and Annapurna II (7937).


Day 09: Trek to Sama Gaun (3,520m)

From this point on many of the locals dress in traditional Tibetan clothing called chubas. Still keep going to Sama Gaun through the villages of Shyo, Lho and Shyala. This will be a long day of 7-8 hours walk.


Day 10: Rest in Samagaon.

This is a day at Samagaon for rest and acclimatization. Today we get to discover some interesting things about Buddhist culture. We enjoy the sight of thousands of mani stones with Buddhist texts and pictures and women clad in traditional clothes and ornaments. On a little hill near Sama village is an old Gompa (Pungyen Gompa), a monastery with great views of the glacier. It is named after Manaslu; Pungyen means bracelet, a good description of the two peaks. It was destroyed a year after the first unsuccessful Japanese attempt to climb Manaslu. The locals believed that the climb angered the gods, and when the Japanese came back a year later they met with a lot of resistance that they had to give up their attempt. They were finally successful in 1959.


Day 11: Trek to Manaslu Base Camp [4,700m]

We will take approx. 5 hours of uphill trek and 3 hours of decent to reach Manaslu Base Camp. We will start our trek early in the morning. We will carry plenty of food and water. In peak season, the base camp site is crowded with tents, guides, porters and climbers. The trail from Samagaon takes us through forest. We will ascend the steep slope above Samagaon to the north of Manaslu glacier. The final section of the ascend is the steepest on a slippery trail on a tapered moraine. We will enjoy the panoramic views of surrounding mountains. Stay overnight in Manaslu Base Camp.


Day 12: Rest Day in Manaslu Base Camp [4,700m]

It is recommended to take rest so that you can mentally and physically prepare yourselves for the challenges proposed by Manaslu Mountain. Puja Ceremony will be organized according to the Sherpa ritual to ask for blessings for the successful ascend of Manaslu.


Day 13 - 31: Summit climb (8,163m) and descend to Base Camp

After few days of acclimatization and training in Base Camp of Manaslu, we will make ascend to Camp I (5,700m/18,701ft) via the rugged path consisting of moraine and glacier. The trail stretches through crevassed glaciers and small ice steps to reach Camp I. The site offers epic views of surrounding mountains. You can also view the route that you are going to follow to Camp IV.


Day 32: Trek to SamaGaun (3,520m).

Day 33: Trek to Bimthang (3,720m).

Day 34: Trek to Dharapani(2,100m).

Day 35: Drive Dharapani to Kathmandu via Besisahar.

Day 36: Celebration Banquet. Packing and final shopping in Kathmandu.

Day 37: Say Good-bye to your new friends and depart for home.



Note: This itinerary is meant only as a guideline and is subject to change to suit the local conditions. Walking hours are based on an average walking pace and may change as per individual pace.

Manaslu expedition royalty fees

Route fixing (SPCC and EOA) fees

Garbage deposit and management fees

Expedition Liaison officer wages and fees

1:1 Sherpa guide (Everest Summiter) to climber ratio

Service of the Expedition manager at Manaslu base camp

2 bottles of oxygen ( Only if guest request to apply)

Skill training clinic at the Manaslu base camp

Freshly prepared meals (B,L,D) by our chef at the Manaslu base camp

A wide variety of nutritious high altitude mountain foods for higher camps

Individual box tent, dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent and other logistics

Heater, Generator, Shower and more for your comfort at the base camp

High altitude tent (North Face VE25 or similar) for higher camps above base camp

All Meals (B,L,D) and accommodation during the trekking period

Satellite communication system at base camp but nominal charge for use

Radio set for communication between camps

Internal domestic airfare with 60kg baggage cargo

Staffs wages, allowances with their helicopter and medical insurance

Common climbing equipment (rope, Ice Screws, Snow bars etc)

Weather report during the entire expedition period

Emergency medical supplies with 24/7 on-call doctor during the entire expedition period.

Porterage of 60kg baggage for each member.

Private transportation Kathmandu - Dharapani - Kathmandu.

Everest Summit certificate from the Department of Tourism, Nepal

International airfare.

Nepal entry visa and airport fees.

Personal equipment and clothing.

Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, room service, extra hotel nights, extra meals, shopping, hot shower, hot and cold drinks, alcohols, snacks, water, Wi-Fi, battery re-charge, heater charge, etc.)

Personal porter.

Alcoholic and bottled beverages.

Personal Climbing Gears

Drone & Special filming permit

Summit Bonus for Climbing Sherpa US $1500.00

Tips for Cook and Kitchen helpers

Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods.

Travel insurance with trip cancellation, medical and evacuation policy.

All expenses associated with non-scheduled departure.

Guide Gratuity - Tip­ping is always a per­son­al choice, but is greatly appreciated by your guides.

The following booking terms and conditions represent the contract between the customer and Adventure High Mountain. Adventure High Mountain is a government registered tour and trek company based in Kathmandu, Nepal, established with an aim to provide quality travel services.


At the time of booking, you are expected to read all the terms and conditions carefully. The booking confirmation will be given, thinking that you have read all the terms and conditions entitled by the core values of this company. After the booking process, you are completely obliged by the conditions mentioned below.

These booking conditions are only applied to the bookings you have made with this company.


The following terms and conditions apply, however the circumstances and regulations, contractual obligations to suppliers and affairs related to locations, and product type may slightly vary depending upon the situation.


Payment Schedule

$7000 deposit at time of registration, which includes a $3000 non-refundable registration fee.

Balance due 60 days prior to departure.

Payment must be paid in full prior to the beginning of the trek.


Payment Procedure:



Account Number : 0570010151011

Swift Code: MBNLNPKA

Bank Address: Thamel, Saraswati Sadan - 29 Kathmandu Nepal.


We strongly recommend the purchase of travel cancellation insurance to protect you from the unexpected. You aren’t likely to think of it now, but people do get ill, break a bone, have a family emergency or get assigned to a last minute business trip. If you are in remote areas, please note that emergency rescue & evacuation can be very expensive.


We also strongly urge you to consider rescue and evacuation insurance if your own policy does not provide the coverage need­ed. Services available may include, but are not limited to, helicopter evacuation, medical care, etc.


If you choose not to purchase insurance, you assume full responsibility.

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