50 days
Duration
Extreme
Trip Level
2
Group Size
8163 m
Max-altitude

Manaslu Expedition is one of the technical peaks with а height of 8163 meters. The height of Manaslu is like the Dhaulagiri. Both are 5th highest mountains in Nepal and the 8th highest in the world. The Manaslu expedition is pre-practice climb before climbing the Everest. Mount Manaslu lies beautifully in the Manaslu Circuit trail. The summit offers spectacular scenery of the mountain ranges all around but a proper acclimatization and mental alertness are mandatory for the climb along with a need for previous mountain climbing experience and good physique.

The Manaslu Expedition starts through Arughat since the trekkers absorb in the beauty of the Manaslu circuit until Sama Gaon and then into the Manaslu Base Camp. Besides that, the base camp, four other camps neeԁ to set up to climb the mountain. The Manaslu Base Camp lies at 4665 meters while 1st Camp is at 5500 meters. Then 2nd and 3rd camp is at altitudes of 6300 m and 6700 m respectively while 4th Camp lies at 7300 meters. The Base Camp is at а comfortable position but is susceptible to winds and snowfalls.

The passage from 1st Camp to 2nd Camp requires passing through steep snowfields with the danger of slipping. Also, present are massive icefalls need to walk upon with precautions. 2nd to 3rd camp is а slippery one, following by trekking up through the ice bulges into 4th Camp.  It is а comparatively hard climb to the summit from 4th camp although it requires mental alertness. The same path is retraced either to end this beautiful expedition or complete the circuit of Manaslu.

Manaslu Expedition: Highlights

Trek to basecamp experiencing the unique culture of Nepal off the beaten path
A fully supported expedition to Manaslu, the eighth highest mountain in the world

Perfect training peak to prepare for a future attempt of Everest
Incredible opportunity for mountaineers to explore beaten path of Manaslu region

 

Manaslu Expedition itinerary

1: Arrival day (1,300 m)
2 – 4: Free day and Expedition preparation.
5: Kathmandu – Arughat (710 m) 8h00 drive.
6: Arughat – Labubensi (900 m): 6h00 walk.
7: Labubensi – Khorla Bensi (970 m) 6h00 walk.
8: Khorla Bensi – Jagat (1400 m)
9: Jagat – Deng (1,804 m): 6h00 walk.
10: Deng – Namrung (2630 m) 6h00 walk.
11: Namrung – Samagaon (3530 m) 6h00 walk.
12: Samagaon – Acclimatization day!
13 – 43: Climbing period of Manaslu Expedition.
44 – 47: Sama Gaon – Arughat Bazaar.
48: Arughat Bazaar – Kathmandu (1350 m) 6h00 drive
49: Free day in Kathmandu
50: Final departure

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Day 1: Arrival day (1,300 m)

Upon arrival at Kathmandu, you will greet and welcome by our agency’s representative in front of Arrival gate with Display board of Himalayan Exploration Treks then transfer to your Hotel.
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Day 2 - 4: Free day and Expedition preparation.

Today, you are almost free and give you an opportunity to visit the heritage site of Kathmandu. Make preparation for expedition and short briefing will conduct by Ministry of Tourism, Nepal for the Expedition leaders regarding the upcoming adventure then the permit will be issued by authorities.
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Day 5: Kathmandu – Arughat (710 m) 8h00 drive.

The day of the departure to the Arughat is by local bus. A regarding drive through the countryside of Nepal will enjoy mountain scenery, forests, beautiful landscapes and villages and get Arughat in late afternoon.
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Day 6: Arughat – Labubensi (900 m): 6h00 walk.

The First day of the trek, walking though the newly construction rough road to Sotikhola. Then we cross a bridge trek though the forests along the Budi Gandaki River passing by several villages, rice fields and waterfalls and get Labu Bensi.
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Day 7: Labubensi – Khorla Bensi (970 m) 6h00 walk.

After the breakfast in the morning we head to Khorla Bensi passing by rocky trail, descend to Budi Gandaki river bank, walk along the sand then climb a side and down to cross a suspension bridge to reach Machhakhola and some up and down get Khorla bensi.
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Day 8: Khorla Bensi – Jagat (1400 m)

The trail goes to along the Budi Gandaki River Bank few more ascends and descends come to a small Hot spring in Tatopani. After crossing a suspension bridge take over another ridge and get Dovan and Yaru Phant. We cross a suspension bridge of yaru khola then climb up the well managed stone stairs. Finally we get Jagat in the lap of river.
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Day 9: Jagat – Deng (1,804 m): 6h00 walk.

After checking the entry permit, the trail goes to Deng traversing several villages, settlements, waterfalls and crossing suspension bridges along the trail.
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Day 10: Deng – Namrung (2630 m) 6h00 walk.

As usual as other days, we head to Namrung. After a short walk cross a suspension bridge in Deng crossing over small settlements Rana and Bihi and pleasant walk to Ghap. We further cross Budi Gandaki River several times it comes across many monasteries in the trail. Finally, cross over a bridge a fine walk to climb up to get Namrung.
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Day 11: Namrung – Samagaon (3530 m) 6h00 walk.

Early morning, after the breakfast we left the Namrung, an impressive view point for Ganesh Himal and Siringi Himal in Nupra valley. The trail leads to Samagaon passing by several Tibetan villages with their pristine culture and peoples, Chhortens, monasteries as well as massif views of Manaslu en route.
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Day 12: Samagaon – Acclimatization day!

Samagoan is an ancient Tibetan village, where we spend a day for rest and acclimatization. The village is enriched in culture and typical settlements. This is considered first base camp for Manaslu expedition. This day you allow exploring Birendra Lake, Pungen monastery and village.
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Day 13 - 43: Climbing period of Manaslu Expedition.

Manaslu Expedition period begins now on heading to Base Camp from Sama Goan. We don’t force to provide day by day activities from Base camp onwards due to flexible period for summit base on the condition of climbers, Sherpa and other support team. The team will determine the summit period that depending on the weather condition. Normally, the team spent the time in base camp for acclimatization purpose, hike several time up and down from different high camp altitude and set up the camp to facilitate for the summit and its management. Once, the team determines that is all in the condition approach to make summit. After successful ascension of the Mount Manalsu, the team retraces same way back to Sama Goan.
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Day 44 - 47: Sama Gaon – Arughat Bazaar.

Retraces all the way back to Arughat Bazaar from Sama Goan while trek to the Manaslu Expedition.
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Day 48: Arughat Bazaar – Kathmandu (1350 m) 6h00 drive

This is picturesque drive passing through the several villages, rice fields, vegetation, river as well as beautiful mountains and get in Kathmandu in afternoon.
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Day 49: Free day in Kathmandu

A fully leisure day! rest, relax and last minutes shopping.
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Day 50: Final departure

You will be transfer to airport 3 hours before your scheduled flight to your home country.

 

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Kathmandu International Airport
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive at least 3 hours before the flight.
INCLUDED
Airport transfer
Accommodations
Meal during the trek
Nepal government royalty fees
Mananslu Expedition permits
Land transport in Nepal
All expedition staff: cooks, porters
All kitchen equipment
All necessary climbing gears
Oxygen cylinder: 4ltr -3 bottle each member 2 bottle each Sherpa
Experiences climbing Sherpa 2:1
Professional guide & porters
A First Aid Kits
Applicable Government Taxes
NOT INCLUDED
International Airfare
Nepal Visa fees
Meals in Kathmandu
Personal Expenses
Travel Insurance
Emergency rescue Evacuation
Personal climbing gears
Personal beverages
Summit bonus of climbing Sherpa
Guide & Porter gratuity

Prices quoted and payable only in (US$ dollars). All prices published on our website set as low as possible. The Prices may vary at any time due to currency fluctuation, fuel prices, and unforeseen economic circumstances. However, we guarantee our prices which already signed up for your tour. Please consult us for a custom quote.

Manaslu Expedition Camp 4
Manaslu Expedition camp 2
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Manaslu Expedition Camp 4
Manaslu Summit below ridge

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