Mt. Manaslu Expedition |32 Days

Trip Highlights

Manaslu offers an alternative to Cho Oyu for those who want to climb a more varied and challenging 8,000m peak and is the best alternative to Cho Oyu in the autumn season.

Trip Overview

Lying at the edge of one of the most secluded valleys in the Nepal Himalaya, Manaslu, at 8,163m, is the world’s eighth highest peak and is situated 40kms from Annapurna in west-central Nepal. Meaning “Mountain of the Spirit’, Manaslu was first climbed on 9 May, 1956 by Toshio Imanishi and Gyalzen Norbu, members of a Japanese expedition.

Manaslu offers an alternative to Cho Oyu for those who want to climb a more varied and challenging 8,000m peak and is the best alternative to Cho Oyu in the autumn season. The mountain’s long ridges and valley glaciers offer several feasible approaches from different directions. Normally, four camps will be set up in the approach to the summit. The climbing route follows a relatively straightforward line to the summit, which has few technical sections. Normally four camps are set up during the ascent. There are a few stretches of steep climbing and crevasses from Camp I to Camp II and there is some climbing on slippery snow from Camp II to Camp III. Avalanches are a possibility from Camp III to Camp IV.

The long trek required to reach the base of Manaslu means that climbing the mountain demands much more time than other 8,000m peaks. A helicopter flight can be taken to and back from Manaslu to cut down on the trekking duration, but this will increase costs substantially.

Outline Itinerary

  • Sep-6 2017:  Arrive Kathmandu; hotel transfer
  • Sep-7 2017:  Leisure/preparation
  • Sep-8 2017: Fly to Samagaun by Heli
  • Sep-9 2017:   Acclimatize  in Samagaun 3541m
  • Sep-10 2017:  Trek to Manaslu Base camp 4800m
  • Sep 11- 12, 2017 : Rest and acclimatize in Manaslu Base camp along with Puja ceremony.
  • Sep 13-Oct 2, 2017 :Climbing Period with Ascent of Manaslu 8163m
  • Oct 3, 2017: In Base camp (Packing) 4800m
  • Oct 4, 2017: Trek to Samagaun 3541m
  • Oct 5, 2017: Fly back to kathmandu by Heli and drive back to hotel.
  • Oct 6, 2017: Full day Sightseeing in Kathmandu.
  • Oct 7, 2017: International departure.

Equipment List


  • Climbing boots
  • Cold weather boots for base camp
  • Trainers
  • Comfortable sandals
  • Lightweight hiking boots
  • Gaiters
  • Booties
  • Light socks
  • Heavy socks


  • Lightweight long underwear top
  • Expedition weight long underwear tops
  • Lightweight long underwear bottoms
  • Expedition weight underwear bottoms
  • Briefs/Underwear
  • Short-sleeved shirts/T-shirts
  • Jacket synthetic or fleece
  • Synthetic insulated pants
  • Down suit
  • Down insulated jacket with hood
  • Down pants
  • Waterproof breathable jacket & pants
  • Wind shirts/light shell jacket
  • One piece climbing shell (optional)

Head & Hand Gear

  • Lightweight syntheticliner glove
  • Headlamp with spare bulb and extra alkaline batteries
  • Windstopper fleece gloves
  • Insulated climbing gloves
  • Mittens with liners
  • Sun hat
  • Wool or fleece hat
  • Balaclava
  • Face mask
  • Mountain helmet


  • UV Sunglasses
  • Glacier glasses
  • Ski goggles
  • Spare batteries

Climbing Equipment

  • Ice axe
  • Crampons
  • Harness
  • Carabiners
  • Webbing
  • Perlon cord
  • Ascenders
  • Rappel device
  • Camping Gear
  • Backpack
  • Day pack
  • Two Sleeping bags:-40C/-30F
  • Compression stuff sacks
  • THermal sleeping pad
  • Foam pad
  • 2 Water bottles
  • Lightweight steel thermal bottle
  • Pee bottle
  • Pee Funnel for Women.
  • Pack towel
  • Extendable 2 trekking poles
  • Swiss army knife
  • Large mug, plastic bowl, fork and spoon

Medical & Personal

  • Sunscreen
  • Lipscreen
  • Toiletry kit
  • Personal medication
  • Water purification tablets
  • Zip-loc bags
  • Baby wipes or wet towels
  • Ear plugs

Travel Items

  • 2 large expedition duffel bag
  • Small travel bag
  • Nylon stuff sacks
  • Lightweight cotton long sleeve shirt
  • Hiking pants and/or skirt/sarong
  • Lightweight pants

Cost Included

  • All ground transportation as per itinerary.
  • Accommodation as per itinerary in 3 * hotel in kathmandu on twin sharing basis under BB plan.
  • Tea house during trek( Break fast lunch and dinner)
  • Single tents during climbing .
  • Highly experienced climbing Sherpa (number of Sherpa depends on the number or members)
  • 1 climbing Sherpa for 1 climbing member during the expedition (1:1)
  • High altitude food & tents for members & Sherpa
  • Liaison officer’s daily wages, equipment & insurance
  • 2 Oxygen bottles (4L) with regulator for each member
  • 1 Oxygen bottle (4L) with regulator per climbing Sherpa
  • Rope & rope fixing
  • Walkie Talkie
  • Equipment allowance,wages and insurance for climbing sherpa and other staffs.
  • Medical Kit Bag
  • Permits & fees
  • All government taxes and service charges
  • Farewell dinner at an authentic Nepali restaurant with cultural show in Kathmandu


Cost not Include

  • International flights and Nepal Visa Fee
  • – Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu except for farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • – Travel Insurance including emergency rescue evacuation
  • – Personal medicines, medical tests and hospitalization expenses
  • – Personal trekking/climbing gear
  • – Additional trekking/climbing gear (available on hire)
  • – Tips and summit bonuses U $ 850-1000 above 8000m
  • – Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes,
  • road blocks, changes in Government regulations etc.
  • – All other items not mentioned in the list of ‘What’s excluded in the cost’

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Price from Ask
  • Trip Duration: 32 Days
  • Trip Grading: More challenging
  • Max Altitude: 8,163m
  • Best Time: April to May & September to November
  • Trip Mode: Expedition
  • Group Size: 2-10 People
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