● Trek to one of the most attractive parts of Nepal and unwind yourself from the daily hustle of your life.
● Get to see the majestic Himalayan landscape.
● Experience a vibrant culture and different lifestyle of the locals.
● Explore secluded village.
● Reach the summit of Mt. Manaslu.
● Witness stunning views of Mt. Manaslu, Nagdi Chuli, Simnang Himal, Cheo Himal, Himlung Himal, Annapurna II, Gyaji Kung, Kang Guru, and many other snow-capped mountains
Manaslu” is derived from the Sanskrit word “Manasa”, meaning the “Mountain of the Spirit”. With 8,163 meters above sea level, Manaslu is the eighth highest mountain in the world. Located around 40 miles away from Annapurna, Manaslu is a majestic peak that can be seen even from afar. Its challenging peak and breathtaking sceneries are on the bucket list of many climbers from all over the world.
Compared to Cho Oyu and Shishapangma, climbing Manaslu is a bit more challenging. Good mountaineering experience is a must. If you plan to climb Mount Everest or a more technical eight thousander, Manaslu could be a suitable “training” expedition.
Manaslu Expedition overview
The trek to Manaslu Base Camp at 4,700 meters takes around 2 weeks. The trekking route is remote, passing through picturesque villages and beautiful rural landscapes.
The Base Camp being at a relatively low altitude, the climbing duration can be as long as 30 days, depending on weather conditions. On the route to the summit, usually 3 camps will be set up, the last one being at 7,300 meters. The terrain requires excellent alpine climbing skills. There are at least six routes to the summit.
Manaslu Expedition preparation time
Climbing Manaslu is an incredible adventure that requires physical and mental preparation. For this expedition, you should begin your physical training program at least six months before the adventure, depending on your level of fitness. During the expedition, you will be accompanied by an experienced team of guides who will do their best to ensure your climb to the summit is a success.
Who can climb Manaslu?
For an expedition to Manaslu, you must be in excellent physical condition. The treks and following climbs are long and require stamina. Be prepared for more than 8 hours of hike or ascent in one day. Even though Manaslu is one of the “easier” 8,000-meter peaks, the high altitude surely takes its toll on body and mind. Find your pace and listen to your body. It is always better to go slowly but surely instead of rushing and risking altitude sickness or an injury. Prepare yourself for all kinds of terrain: ice, glacier, steep and rocky trails. For this expedition, you need technical mountaineering gear. In terms of routes, you have a few choices. Like mentioned before, many mountaineers consider Manaslu as a “warm-up” for bigger challenges like Everest.
Being organized is essential in the mountains. In addition to your training, make sure you are well equipped for your trip. We recommend you to get high quality gear in your home country, so it fits perfectly and you still have time to try it out. The right equipment is important not only for your safety, but also to give you the confidence you need for this kind of challenge.
How do I prepare for Manaslu expedition?
The key is to maintain your energy and strength throughout the whole expedition. To build stamina, increase your cardio fitness in the months before, and practice with climbs on difficult terrain. Take a full backpack with you to simulate real conditions. Strength training for your muscles is important as well. Remember: The fitter you are, the more you will enjoy the journey. Establish a workout schedule and concentrate on different muscle areas. To get used to diverse terrains, combine your training with treks and climbs whenever possible. Add stair climbing and running to your usual exercise routines.
Remember that the most important aspect in reaching fitness goals is consistency. It is better to train regularly and moderately instead of doing too much in a too short period of time and therefore risk an injury.
Another important aspect is nutrition. Focus on high protein foods, reduce sugar and avoid alcohol in that critical preparation period. Seek professional advice from a nutritionist or personal trainer who can support you to reach your goals.
What types of foods are available during Manaslu Expedition?
First of all, it is important to always stay hydrated with (hot) water or tea. This will help you to acclimatize properly. During the trek to Base Camp, you can choose from the menu in the lodges (Nepali food and some international dishes as well). For the climbing part of the expedition, our team will take care of your meals. While they will be busy in the “kitchen”, you can take the time to relax and get ready for the next day. Remember to avoid smoking and consuming alcohol.
** How can altitude sickness affect me?**
Altitude sickness is the body's response to the stress of being at high altitudes. Trekkers and climbers who reach an altitude of 3,000 or 4000 meters should be aware of the risk. High altitude exposure can cause mild reactions, but sometimes also more severe illness. Make sure your schedule leaves enough time for acclimatization, rest days and alternative options. Follow the strategies to avoid altitude sickness or reduce their effects – and don’t be shy to ask your guides: they will always be there to help you.
Teamwork and responsibility:
All participants are required to act responsibly. Take good care of yourself and your team buddies. Your expedition leader is in charge of the entire group including participants and staff. The guides, sherpas and you and your climbing partners are part of the team. Remember: We are always stronger together. Good teamwork is important for success.
• Inform your team immediately, if you don’t feel well.
• Climb slowly and take enough rest.
• Avoid alcohol and caffeine.
• Eat plenty of carbs.
• Drink a lot of water.
• Sleep at a lower elevations.
• Take medication and descent to lower altitude.
Here is the list of things that you have to carry during the expedition:
● Passport & Visa.
● Travel Insurance.
● Extra Photos.
● Cash (as per need).
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu via respective airlines
You will arrive at the airport where one of the members of the company will pick you up and take you to the hotel. He will brief you about the day program. You can rest for the day. In the evening, you will roam in the colorful and lovely streets of Thamel. Ending your day with delicious welcome dinner organized by the company will add more joy to the day.
Day 02-03: In Kathmandu preparation for Mt. Manaslu Expedition
These two days, you will prepare for the expedition. Your guide will check all the gears and make sure the gears are of high quality. If there will be anything missing, you will also do shopping. There are many good shops in Thamel who sells and rents high-quality trekking equipment.
Day 04: Drive to Soti Khola (730 m) via Arughat (600 m); 7 hrs
Today, you will go on a long drive that will take you to Soti Khola. The drive will present you beautiful villages. Passing by Arughat near Buri Gandaki River, you will drive for a few more hours and reach a small village of Soti Khola.
Day 05: Trek to Machha Khola (930 m); 6 hrs
Crossing a bridge, you will walk through sal forests and ascend on a ridge above Budhi Gandaki. Further, you will trek on a rocky trail and pass by two beautiful waterfalls. The trail descends and takes you to Labubesi. From here, you will move up and again drop down to a sandy river bed. Trekking on a stone path, you will ascend & descend to a river. Crossing the river on a suspension bridge, you reach Machha Khola for night stay.
Day 06: Trek to Jagat (1,410 m); 6 hrs
After a few ascends and descends, you will cross Tharo Khola to reach Khorla Besi. The trail takes you to Tatopani and ascends to a ridge. Crossing Budhi Gandaki River on a suspension bridge, you will ascend on a staircase and come across the landslide-prone area. Further, crossing Yaru Khola, the trail move up and down to take you to Tharo Bharyang. Crossing the west bank of Budhi Gandaki, you will ascend, trek along a river, and a final ascend will take you to Jagat.
Day 07: Trek to Dyang (1,800 m); 6 hrs
Leaving Jagat behind, you will trek through subtropical forests, small villages, and rivers. The trail will take you to Salleri and descend the Sirdibas. From here, you will trek and reach Ghatta Khola and continue trekking until you reach a suspension bridge. You will cross the bridge and reach Philim. Further, trekking in the north, you will reach Ekle Bhatti and descend to a grassy slope. You will then cross Budhi Gandaki river a few times and pass by bamboo forests to reach Deng.
Day 08: Trek to Ghap (2,160 m); 4 hrs
After having breakfast, you will cross Budhi Gandaki and ascend to Rana. The trail from here will take you to Bhi village. From here, trekking forests, you will reach Ghap.
Day 09: Trek to Lo Gaon (3,180 m); 6 hrs
Passing by Prok village, you will cross Budi Gandaki several times. On the way, you will get to see superb views of the mountains and come across many gompas. The trail then ascends through the forest, cross a river, and descend to a narrow gorge. You will reach Namrung and walk uphill. Further, trekking through the forest, you will reach Lihi and descend where you will cross a valley. Passing by Sho village, you will reach Lho Gaon for night stay.
Day 10: Trek to Sama-Gaon (3,530 m); 5 hrs
After having breakfast, you will trek and reach Shyala village, which is surrounded by Himal Chuli, Peak 29, Manaslu, and huge glaciers. The trail from here will take you to Samagaon for night stay.
Day 11: Rest day in Sama-Gaon for acclimatization
Today is your rest day in Samagaon. You can go on a short hike to Pungyen Gompa. You will see numerous mani stones all around the region. You will also get a chance to interact with locals and see their rich culture and lifestyle.
Day 12: Trek to Manaslu Base Camp (4,400 m); 5 hrs
Ascending to the south of Sama Gaon, you will reach Pungyen Gompa. From here, the trail will take you to a glacial lake, Birendra Tal. Further, trekking on a steep trail, you will ascend and reach Manaslu Base Camp.
Day 13-14: At Base Camp rest and preparation for the climb of Mt. Manaslu
For a couple of days, you will rest at the base camp and acclimatize yourself properly. During these two days, you will prepare for the climb ahead. Your guide will teach you about the basics of mountaineering. He will inform you about the proper uses of gears and give your other tips.
Day 15: Trek and climb to Advance Camp (5,980 m); 4 hrs
You will wake up early in the morning and begin ascending after having breakfast. Following the guide of your team leader, you will reach the Advance Camp where you will spend the night.
Day 16-30: (15 days) Climb Mt. Manaslu summit with much preparation
From this day onwards, you will spend the coming numerous days moving towards the summit of Mt. Manaslu. You will also get climbing practices. All the climbing gear, setting up at least four camps, and preparing healthy meals will be done by our crew members. On the way, you will come across many technical climbing sections. Upon reaching the summit of Mt. Manaslu, you will get to see breath-taking views of snow-capped mountains like Himal Chuli, Ganesh Himal, Manasalu North, etc. After spending some time at the top, you will gradually descend to Advance Camp.
Day 31-32: Back to Base Camp
You will slowly head back to base camp. We have kept two days so that every member of the group can reach base camp by day 32. Due to unseen circumstances, there are chances that some people might get behind.
Day 33: Cleaning up and packing at Base Camp
As all the members of the group will be here, everyone will participate in cleaning the base camp and packing the gears. You will also have time to relax and explore around the base camp. You will dispose of all the garbage in proper sites before heading back.
Day 34: Trek to Sama-Gaon; 5 hrs
You will begin trekking back from today. Retracing the same path, you will descend through glacier moraines. The trail will take you to Sama Gaon where you will spend the night.
Day 35: Trek to Lo-Gaon; 5 hrs
After having breakfast, you will trek to Lo Gaon. Most of the trail will descend while offering you a lovely landscape view. Upon reaching Lo Gaon, you will relax and explore around.
Day 36-37: Trek to Jagat via Dyang
The trail will take you to Jagat. You will descend, and following the Buri Gandaki River, you will reach Dyang village. You will stop for the night. From here, you will trek through forested trail and small villages to reach Jagat.
Day 38: Trek to Philim (1,590 m); 7 hrs
Trekking through farm villages and beautiful terraced fields of barley, you will descend to Philim. Philim is a picturesque village of this region where you will see many rice paddy farms.
Day 39: Trek to Tatopani (Hot Spring); 6 hrs
The trail will take you to Tatopani today. Here, you will find a natural hot spring where you can take a hot relaxing bath by paying a few bucks.
Day 40: Trek to Soti-Khola (730 m); 6 hrs
Leaving Tatopani behind, you will now trek in the subtropical region. Passing by various villages and terrace farms, you will reach back to Soti Khola where you trek ends.
Day 41: Drive to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel; 7 hrs
After having a warm delicious food, you will drive back to Kathmandu following the same route. Upon reaching Kathmandu, you will head to the hotel and rest for the day.
Day 42-43: Free day in Kathmandu to submit expedition report at concern department
You can use these days for guided sightseeing of the monuments like Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhnath Stupa, Swayambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, or just relax and do shopping. Or, you can also visit nearby cities like Pokhara and Chitwan to add more adventure to your trip to Nepal.
Day 44: Transfer to International Airport for flight homeward bound
As per your flight departing time, you will get transferred to the international airport by one of our team delegates. He will drop you at the international airport terminal gate and bid you our last goodbye & good wishes.
All arrival and departure transfer services to and from Airport transport private and with other necessary surface transport as per itinerary.
Assistance at the International airport by Peak Explorer’s representative while arriving and departing.
Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu on B/B basis.
All camping equipment in Base camp and Advance Base Camp.
Food during expedition period for expedition Members and Staff.
Permit for expedition crew.
Expedition Permit to climb Everest.
All staff during Expedition period with experienced Guide (Base Camp Manager).
Surface transportation will be available as per itinerary.
Cargo clearance & Duties Assistance Service free.
Daily wages, equipment allowance & Insurance for expedition Staff.
Gamow Bag will be available for expedition group.
Solar panel for light and batteries charger will be available for expedition members.
Each expedition member will have an twin sharing tent available in the EBC.
2 Oxygen Bottles with mask and regulators.( in group).
We provide Sherpa’s tents, food for climbing, and insurance . High altitude food for Sherpa and member.
All Necessary camping equipment like camp furniture, kitchenware, dining tents, guest tents,
Per person 30 kg baggage allowance during trekking-up carrying by porter and 20 kg baggage allowance while returning from Base Camp after climbing the Mountain.
Required Experienced, Trained and Government Licensed Climbing Guide(s) during Climbing.
All wages, Equipments, medical and accidental Insurances for all involved staffs.
First Aid medical kits for the Group and the staffs.
Satellite phone carrying by Guide for communication and available for members with the cost of US$ 4 per minute call.
Appropriate food for high altitude and all climbing crew at base camp and above as required.
Emergency Oxygen and mask regulator.
All necessary paper works, office Service charge and Government Taxes levied in Nepal.
Complete pre-departure information, Private Transport reconfirmation and visa extension procedure services (if necessary).
Farewell Dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with domestic culture show in Kathmandu before departure.
Our service Charges.
Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except farewell dinner).
Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol,
cigarettes, chocolates, nutria-bars.
Items of personal nature, Laundry Expenses, Tips.
Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies or satellite
phones And Internet expenses.
Sleeping Bag, Climbing Plastic Boots, Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking Gears.
Any extra services or products or offers or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary.
Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government regulations.
Any additional staff other than specified.
Rescue, Repatriation, Medicines, Medical Tests and Hospitalization expenses.
Medical Insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required.
Travel Insurance and helicopter rescue.
Ice falls charges · All tent for camp 1, 2, 3 ,4,5.
Airfare of international flights.
Nepal entry visa fee (Visa issuance is easy at the arrival) and reentry visa fee.
Ice fall Garbage Deposit fees (Sharing with other member) if applicable.
Wake talkies & Filming permit.
Personal climbing gears.
Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods.
Tips, gifts, souvenirs.
Any other item not included in “THE PACKAGE COST INCLUDES” Section.
● T-shirts and Pants (Innerwear).
● Thermal Wears.
● Breathable Underwears.
● Trekking Pants/Shoes/Socks.
● Insulating Jacket.
● Rain jacket .
● Warm woolen Gloves.
● Sun hat, knit cap, and buff.
● Ski goggles, face mask and nose guard.
● -40 down sleeping bag, inflatable sleeping pad, foam pad.
● Trekking Poll
● Ice Axe.
● Climbing helmet.
● Alpine climbing harnes.
● Carabiner system.
● Belay device.
● Water purification kit
● Running shoes, high-altitude boots, hiking boots, insulated booties
● First aid kit.
● 32 to 40-lite, 55-liter backpack, two duffel bags, and toiletries bag
● Toiletries (toilet paper, hand sanitizer, sunblock, towel, soap, shampoo, sanitary napkins, etc).
● Miscellaneous (camera, extra batteries, journal, cards, bars, snacks, water purification tablets, etc). Ice axes
● Appropriate clothing for 60-day mountaineering trip with temperatures ranging from 30 °C to -30 °C
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Max Altitude :
Berakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Best Season :
Spring and Autumn
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