Mount Manaslu Expedition (8162m) is the 8th highest mountain climbing in the world. The Manashlu Mountain is popularly known as Kutang among the locals. Manashlu means “Mountain of the Spirit” and it comes from the Sanskrit word Manasa, meaning “intellect” or “soul”. Situated in the Midwest of Nepal, mount Manashlu is one of the beautiful peaks and least climbed mountain in Nepal.
The Manaslu Expedition route also provides great opportunity to experience adventurous trekking along the beautiful trail enjoying great mountain vistas and unique traditions of the locals. The views sunset and sunrise over white Himalayas and its changing color is just breath taking. Manaslu Expedition is a combo of the expedition, adventurous trekking and cultural visit to some of the old and religious places beneath the high Himalayas, classic trek offering fascinating Mountain View, natural beauties, distinct green land and wilderness. Also let you a chance to explore the untouched and adventurous trail of the high Himalayas of Nepal.
Mt. Manashlu is a serrated wall of snow and ice hanging in the sky which is the permanent source of water on cultivated lands of western mid hills. The isolated area of this mountain was only noticed in 1952 after capturing the photograph of Manashlu by the British Expedition team. The very first climbing of this peak was in 1956 by Japanese mountaineering team after a few attempts of climbing.
Manaslu is considered as easy mountain climbing peak but it is of high risk to climb. It is the 4th dangerous 8000m peaks after Annapurna, Nanga Parbat and K2. If we look behind the history, the death rate of climbers is very high. As of May 2008, there have been 297 ascents of Manashlu and 53 deaths on the mountain during the Mount Manaslu Expedition. Technically the climbing is similar to Mt Cho Oyu Expedition but with a considerably higher objective danger of avalanches, Manaslu is taken as a dangerous mountain to climb. It is a perfect peak to gain invaluable 8000m experience before attempting highly Technical Mountain like Annapurna, high 8000m mountain or Everest. Spring is the best season to scale the mountain and Manaslu Expedition. At this time there is less chance of hazardous from aspects of bad weather, snowfall and avalanches. Manaslu Expedition in autumn season is possible but it is considered as more challenging than in spring season.
Autumn (Sept to Dec) and spring (March – May) are the best times for Manaslu climbing in Nepal. The climbing ratio is high in autumn in compare to spring for Manaslu expeditions.
Welcome to Kathmandu. On arrival to Tribhuwan International Airport, you will meet office representative from Life Dream Adventure who will transfer you to the Hotel. You can relax on your remaining leisure time. There will be welcome dinner at evening hosted by Life Dream Adventure.
Overnight in Kathmandu
Today we will visit Life Dream Adventures office in the afternoon. There we will meet guides who will check our equipments and make sure that we are redy to go for further trek. We will also have short briefing about the trip which will make us familiar on the days up in the mountain.
Overnight in Kathmandu
After having breakfast in Kathmandu, we will have around 6 hours of scenic drive that takes us to Aarughat Bazaar. On the way we can enjoy the great views of landscapes and tiny villages on the side of roads. The beautiful rivers and forests ads the beauty to the trail.
Overnight in Arughat
Today we will trek to Khanchok via some small settlements and lush forests enjoying the eyecatching natural beauties. After some ups and downs for about 5 hours we will reach Khanchok.
Overnight in Khanchok
We will have breakfast in the early morning and start our trek via beautiful trail toward Sotikhola. We will walk around 6 hours and reach Sotikhola. On the way we can observe beauty of nature and enjoy the mountain views.
Overnight in Sotikhola
After having breakfast we start our hike crossing the bridges and passing through the beautiful villages. After passing Armala, Liding, Apubeshi, and Khani beshi we reach Machha Khola where will are staying overnight. Various small villages of different ethnic groups, waterfalls, rivers, streams, and beautiful forests makes our day really awesome.
We continue our trek to jagat after having breakfast in Machhakhola. After some ascends through deep gorge, suspension bridges, waterfalls and beautiful forests we will enter to Manashlu Conservation area in Jagat. Overnight in beautiful Jagat Village.
Today we observe some good views of Shringi Himal. On the trail toward Setibas, we will see beautiful Buddhists Maniwalls. Then we follow the terraced fields, green hills and bamboo forest to reach Nupri valley. After having some ascends and descends and pasing through the suspension bridges, beautiful villages, waterfalls, beautiful forests we reach to Deng for overnight stay.
After having breakfast we continue our trek crossing the Budigandaki river and walking toward the Rana village. We will see some beautiful waterfalls on the way and pass through the beautiful Rhododendron forest. We have the great chance to encounter Langur Monkeys in this forest. After a short ascending from there we reach Namrung village which rewards us with the great views of Ganesh Himal and Himalchuli. Overnight in Namrung.
Today we will trek to Samagaon which is one of the most fascinating village on our trail. After leaving the Syalla Village, we hike to another beautiful village which offers the best view of Ganesh Himal. We will also explore beautiful chortens and maniwalls in this village. The trail to Samagaon offers us the beautiful views of several mountains including Manashlu and Ganesh Himal. Overnight in Samagaon
Today we will spend one more night in Samagaon to acclimatize our body in high altitude. The samagaon is a beautiful village in the High Himalaya. Today we have option to visit Pungyen Gompa which takes 7-8 hours for reaching and returning. Pungyen Gompa is a beautiful Buddhists monastery which offers us the best views of Manashlu Himal and peak 29.
Overnight in Samagaon
After having breakfast in the early morning, we will ascend towards Manaslu Base Camp. On the way we will enjoy the great views of White Mountains. After tough walk of around 6 hours we will be there at Base Camp enjoying the breath stopping views of High Himalayas.
Overnight in Manaslu Base Camp
You will spend the climbing period staying in a tented camp. Till the camp 2 you will stay in personal tents then after on camp 3 and camp 4; you may have to share the tents. High camp food will be provided from Camp 3 up to summit. After climbing we will be back top high camp.
Today we will clean the Manaslu Base Camp and prepare to return back to Kathmandu. We will pack all the equipments and return to Kathmandu with lifetime memories.
Overnight in Manaslu Base Camp
Today we will have comparatively easy walk as we trek on the descending trail. Today’s route to Namrung passes through the beautiful forests and offers us great views of White Mountains.
Overnight in Namrung
We will have our breakfast in Namrung. Enjoying the great views of Ganesh Himal, some maniwalls and chortens on the trail we will reach Philim village in around 4 hours of gradual descend.
Overnight in Philim Village
Enjoying the great hospitality of local in Philim village we will trek towards Machakhola today. We will go for gradual descend via. patches of forests and small villages. We will have our lunch on the way.
Overnight in Machakhola
Crossing the streams, and rivers and walking downhill from Machakhola leads us to Soti Khola. We will retrace our footsteps to reach Soti Khola.
Overnight in Sotikhola
We will descend to Aarughat after having breakfast in the early morning. In Aarughat our actual trek ends and we will drive to Kathmandu from there.
Overnight in Aarughat
From Aarughat we drive in our private vehicle to Kathmandu. Enjoying the great views of landscapes we reach Kathmandu in about 6 hours.
Overnight in Kathmandu
Today our representative will drop you to Tribhuwan International Airport 3 hours before your scheduled flight.
Please Note: The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. Our trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements.
Autumn (Sept to Dec) and spring (March – May) is the best time for Ama Dablam climbing. The climbing ratio is high in autumn in compare to spring for Mount Manaslu Expedition.
You need to have extensive mountaineering experiences to join Manaslu Expedition. Stable health with daily 6-7 hours walking ability is also essential for the trip. One should be mentally and physically fit to accomplish this trip easily and happily. Trekking experience in high altitudes will make this trip easier.
Yes only a person with good mental and physical condition with stable health can go for this trip.
If you have any health problem we recommend you to consult your doctor before going on this trip to make your trip successful easily and happily.
You will have enough options of staying in local lodges to tourist standard hotels in some places during the trek. You will have food and accommodation in tea houses. In the busy season you might adjust in kitchen rooms. In the high altitudes we will stay in camps or tents.
You can order from the available menu where you are going to stay. Because of the well-developed trekking route, this area offers continental and local Nepalese food available. While camping, our cook will prepare food for whole team.
Yes climbing permit is required to climb any peak over 5000m. Climbing without a permit is illegal.
It depends on the area you are trekking. Most of the area in trekking route has VHF phones. Some area also gets mobile coverage but in remote communication is not available or very limited so only option would be satellite phone.
Yes you must have travel insurance which can cover the helicopter rescue and medical fee coverage in case of any kinds of emergency. Sometime altitude sickness makes you in difficult situation and need to airlift to Kathmandu. So the insurance need to cover these expenses.
The answer is No! You will not find any ATMs on the way to trek. ATMs are available in big cities like Kathmandu.
Note: Everything you buy must be paid in Nepali currency. So, it is wise to exchange money before the trek.
No, we have porters who carry your heavy gear but you have to carry light day-pack containing water bottle, camera, sunglasses, extra layer of clothing, rain coat or wind breaker and snacks.
Don’t worry, we provide only experienced and reliable guides and porters. We guarantee that your guides and porters won’t disappear throughout your trip. In case they did, we will immediately send you new guide or porter to help you.
The Manaslu Expedition is a popular mountaineering expedition that involves climbing Manaslu, the eighth highest mountain in the world, located in the Mansiri Himal, part of the Nepalese Himalayas. Here are some additional pieces of information about the Manaslu Expedition:
Manaslu stands at a height of 8,163 meters (26,781 feet) above sea level.
The mountain is located in the Gorkha district of Nepal, near the border with Tibet.
Manaslu is considered a challenging mountain to climb due to its steep terrain, high altitude, and unpredictable weather conditions. It requires technical mountaineering skills and experience to summit the mountain.
The duration of the Manaslu Expedition varies depending on the climber's experience level and itinerary, but it typically takes around 4-6 weeks to complete.
Climbers are required to obtain a permit from the Nepalese government to climb Manaslu. The permit fee varies depending on the season and the number of climbers in the group.
The Manaslu Base Camp is located at an altitude of 4,800 meters (15,748 feet) and is accessible by a 8 day trek from the town of Arughat.
The best season to climb Manaslu is from September to November and from March to May when the weather is relatively stable and there is less risk of avalanches.
During the climb, climbers typically stay in tents at different camps along the route. At the Base Camp, there are also basic lodges and tea houses where climbers can rest and acclimatize.
Many climbers hire Sherpas, local guides and climbers with extensive experience in the Himalayas, to assist them during the expedition. Sherpas are essential for carrying heavy loads, fixing ropes, and providing support and guidance during the climb.
Altitude sickness is a significant risk during the Manaslu Expedition due to the high altitude. Climbers must acclimatize properly and follow a gradual ascent plan to minimize the risk of altitude sickness.