50 days
Trip Level
Group Size
8163 m

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

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

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

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 at Everest
Incredible opportunity for mountaineers to explore the beaten path of the Manaslu region


Manaslu Expedition itinerary

Days Program Altitude in Meters Distance
1. Arrival day 1350
2-4. Trek preparation 1350
5. Kathmandu – Arughat by jeep 710 6h00
6. Lapu Besi 970 6h00
7. Dovan 1050 6h30
8. Philim 1530 6h30
9. Bihi Phedi 1870 6h00
10. Namrung 2630 7h00
12. Sama Gaon 3530 7h00
13-43 Climbing period of the Manaslu Expedition
44-47 Sam Gaon – Arughat
48. Drive back to Kathmandu
49. Leisure day
50. Final departure



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.

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. Prepare for the 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.

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 the late afternoon.

Day 6: Arughat – Labubensi (900 m): 6h00 walk.

The First day of the trek, walking through the new construction rough road to Sotikhola. Then we cross a bridge trek through the forests along the Budi Gandaki River passing by several villages, rice fields, and waterfalls and get Labu Bensi.

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 aside and down to cross a suspension bridge to reach Machhakhola and some up and down get Khorla bensi.

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 the river.

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.

Day 10: Deng – Namrung (2630 m) 6h00 walk.

As usual as other days, we head to Namrung. After a short walk crosses 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 little walk to climb up to get Namrung.

Day 11: Namrung – Samagaon (3530 m) 6h00 walk.

Early morning, after the breakfast, we left the Namrung, an important viewpoint for Ganesh Himal and Siringi Himal in Nupra valley. The trail leads to Samagaon passing by several Tibetan villages with their primitive culture and peoples, Chhortens, monasteries as well as massif views of Manaslu en route.

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. It is considered first base camp for Manaslu expedition. This day you allow exploring Birendra Lake, Pungen monastery and village.

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 the flexible period for summit base on the condition of climbers, Sherpa, and another 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 much 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 it is all in the conditioning approach to making the summit. After the successful ascension of the Mount Manaslu, the team retraces same way back to Sama Goan.

Day 44 - 47: Sama Gaon – Arughat Bazaar.

Retraces all the way back to Arughat Bazaar from Sama Goan while trekking to the Manaslu Expedition.

Day 48: Arughat Bazaar – Kathmandu (1350 m) 6h00 drive

This is scenic drive passing through the several villages, rice fields, vegetation, the river as well as beautiful mountains and gets in Kathmandu in the afternoon.

Day 49: Free day in Kathmandu

A full leisure day! rest, relax and last minutes shopping.

Day 50: Final departure

You will be transferred 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.
Airport transfer
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
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
Manaslu Expedition Camp 3
Manaslu Expedition difficulty
Manaslu Expedition Camp 4
Manaslu Summit below ridge

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