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Manaslu Expedition

Our Manaslu expedition is a complete climbing adventure of a 8000 meter peak in the fabulous Himalayas, no doubt the best alternative to Cho Oyu, with a more diverse landscape and challenging climbing experience. Manaslu Peak (8163 m) towers steeply above its surrounding foothills and is the most spectacular, dominant peak when viewed from afar. It is the eight highest mountain and is located in the restricted trekking region of Manaslu in mid west Nepal.

Any Manaslu expedition is much more technical and challenging than Cho Oyu and Sishapangma, so each climber has to have excellent physical and mental preparation as well as a high level of climbing proficiency and altitude adeptness above 6000 metres. Mountain Monarch offers a complete service to maximize the success of achieving the summit of Manaslu.

Our Manaslu expedition includes the use of oxygen and regulators and ensures that the ratio of climbing sherpas to expedition climbing members is 1:2. On all of our expeditions, our climbing sherpas are 8000 metre experienced and most of them have reached the summit of Manaslu. Post monsoon or autumn is the best time for Manaslu expeditions.

Expedition Route

We follow the Burigandaki valley trail up to Samagoan and our first acclimatization day is scheduled at 4600 metres before we head up to Manaslu Base Camp at 4750 m. On the Manaslu Glacier, we carefully follow the bamboo marker wands and use fixed ropes to cross the serious crevasses and dangerous sections. We make our Manaslu Expedition Camp 1 at 5700 metres at the bottom of the North Peak right above the glacier on a protected area.

Expedition Camp 2 is located at the safe section of the climb on a relatively flat area at 6400 metres although while at this campsite there can be a lot of snow accumulation. The climb from Camp 2 to Camp 3 is one of the shortest days and only takes around 3 hours. We make our Camp 3 at the elevation of 6800 metres just below the col to avoid the very strong winds so we ensure that all our tents are anchored properly.

The route continues up the remaining glacier climbing steep sections of snow and ice with safety towards Camp 4 at 7400 meter which is the last camp on our Manaslu expedition. Finally we have to traverse past sadly exposed remnants of former expeditions – smashed tents and dumped garbage – to reach the Summit Camp – a tiring day involving a 6 to 8 hours climb.

Manaslu climbing expedition Summit Day starts in the late evening and the route heads immediately up a moderate slope from the summit camp before arriving at the first of the summit tables. The route climbs three separate levels before arriving at the final pyramid slope.

From here another short steep slope below the immediate summit is climbed until we reach the pre-summit. The ultimate summit is reached by an exposed technical traverse for around a distance of 70 metres – this section needs to have fixed ropes in place.

The climb from Camp 4 to the fantastic summit takes between 6-9 hours with 3-5 hours for the descent to Camp 4. Next day we return to Base Camp to end our successful attempt to climb magnificent Manaslu. We use trusted Mountain Hardware tents on while on our challenging expedition climb to Manaslu Peak


  • Duration: 50 Days
  • Country: Nepal
  • Accomodation: Available
  • Type: Strenuous Plus
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  • Starts From: Kathmandu
  • Ends At: Mansalu
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Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu to start the Manaslu Expedition

Day 02: Cultural tour and Manaslu expedition preparation

Day 03: Drive to Arughat (570m) to start the Manaslu climbing expedition

Day 04: Soti Khola (730m) / Korsani Khola

Day 05: Machha Khola (930m)

Day 06: Jagat (1370m)

Day 07: Philim (1570m)

Day 08: Deng (1540m)

Day 09: Ghap (2165m)

Day 10: Lho (3180m)

Day 11: Sama Goan (Ro) 3525m

Day 12: Rest day Sama Gaon

Day 13: Trek Manaslu BC (4750 m)

Day 14-41: Manaslu expedition climbing period

Day 42: Trek do Sama Goan after the Manaslu expedition

Day 43-47: Trek back to Arughat

Day 48: Drive back to Kathmandu

Day 49: Free day in Kathmandu

Day 50: Manaslu Expedition ends / airport transfer for the flight back home

  • Airport transportation as per your arrival date to join the Manaslu expedition
  • Standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on B/B plan
  • Private transportation to and from the expedition starting points.
  • Manaslu summiteers climbing Sherpa (01 Sherpa: 02 climbers ratio)
  • Group climbing gears like rope, ice bar etc
  • Manastu expedition peak climbing permit and all government taxes.
  • Manaslu National part permit fee
  • Full board high altitude meal while trekking to base camp and climbing Manaslu
  • Liaison officer with all his expenses.
  • Expedition manager, Expedition cook, support crew and porters with their equipments, daily wages, food, insurance etc.
  • All camping and kitchen equipment including base camp tents, dining tent with table and chair, kitchen tent, toilet tent etc
  • Mountain Hardware high altitude tents while climbing the Manaslu expedition
  • 02 @ 4 liters Oxygen with TOP OUT regulator and mask for the use while on Manaslu expedition.
  • EPI gas and burner for high climb;
  • Gamow bag / Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC)
  • All necessary climbing hardware group equipment
  • Satellite Phone and Walkie-Talkie in case of emergency
  • Medical and personal high risk insurance
  • Nepal entry visa fees
  • Main meal in Kathmandu
  • Personal equipment and climbing gears.
  • International airfare and airport tax
  • Climbing Bonus, tips and personal nature expenses.
  • Applicable permit fees and custom charge for Sat phone, communication equipment and commercial filming while on Manaslu expedition