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Mt Manaslu Expedition

  • Trip Fact
  • Trip Duration: 52 days
  • Trip Code: HST-NE-03
  • Grade: Extreme
  • Trek Start Elevation: 700m/2296.59ft
  • Highest Elevation: 8,156m/26758.53ft
  • Group size: Minimum 2 people
  • Best time: March, April, May
  • Mode of Trek/Expedition: Teahouse/Camping
  • Requirements: Ice axes, Harness, Mountaineering boot, Crampons, Screw gate, Descended abseil device
Mt Manaslu Expedition

Mt Manaslu Expedition is one of the most adventurous Nepal expeditions that can be done in the Himalayas. Mt Manaslu is one of eight highest mountains in the world with its towering height of 8156m. Since the first successful expedition was done in 6th may 1956 it became famous among mountaineer around the world. This mountain would be the best option for those who like to explore mountain over eight thousand meters under very suitable price comparing to other expedition. This beautiful mountain is located in the heart of Manaslu region in the Himalaya between Annapurna and Ganesh Himal region. This seven week-long journey offers several highlights thus it’s full of miscellaneous experience. Our good train staffs do their best to make this journey reliable and well organized. The best month for this expedition is from September to November.

The journey starts from Kathmandu driving to Soti Khola 700m through the beautiful Himalayan terrain and we spend overnight at mountain lodge then journey goes forward trekking the Budhigandaki valley. The trekking goes forward following the river Budigandaki crossing bunch of suspension and a wooden bridge. The scenery gets totally change when we reach the place called Deng 1860m. As we get there we can see Lapuchung and Shringi Himal just in front of us. Trek goes on passing through lush green forest consists of rhododendron, pine, fir, and Juniper. We pass through several beautiful villages like Namrung, Shogaun, Lhogaun and Shamagaun 3520m. After the preparation, we head to Manaslu base camp where we set the tent and prepare for the expedition. The expedition leads to camp I 5808m/19050ft crossing the crevasse with a big chunk of ice. After the required preparation we head to camp II 6408m/21018 ft passing through huge icy slab and crevasse. Then we go camping III 6800m passing through the icy slope which is at the bottom of a vertical wall. We then climb vertically up towards the ridge which stretched from western pinnacle where there is our camp IV 7450m/24436ft. Then we go to conquer the summit pass through the neck of the western pinnacle. After reaching the summit we come back down to camp IV and next day back to Samagaun.

Mt Manaslu Expedition highlight  

  1. Eight highest mountain in the world
  2. Cost friendly expedition compare to other
  3. Trekking Manaslu circuit
  4. Manaslu conservation area
  5. Close up observation to Tibetan Bhotia people
  6. Samagaun a unique village
  7. Larkya-La pass 5160m
  8. Become friend with Sherpa


Mt Manaslu Expedition Itinerary

Day 01) Arrive Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel / Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu

Day 02) Permit arrangement and expedition preparation / Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu

Day 03) Tour around Kathmandu / Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu

Day 04) Kathmandu to Sotikhola 700m by drive / 8hrs drive / Overnight at mountain lodge

Day 05) Sotikhola to Machhakhola 869m by walk / 7hrs walk / Overnight at mountain lodge

Day 06) Machhakhola to Jagat 1340m by walk / 7hrs walk / Overnight at mountain lodge

Day 07) Jagat to Nyak 2340m by walk / 6hrs walk/overnight at mountain lodge

Day 08) Nyak to Prok 2340m by walk / 5hrs walk/overnight at mountain lodge

Day 09) Prok to Lhogaun 3180m by walk / 5hrs walk / Overnight at mountain lodge

Day 10) Lhogaun to Samagaun 3520m by walk / 6.5hrs walk / Overnight at mountain lodge

Day 11) Rest day in Samagaun excursion to Phungen Gompa 4500m / 7hrs walk / Overnight at mountain lodge

Day 12) Samagaun to Manaslu Base Camp 4800m / 4.5hrs walk / Overnight at Tent in Base camp

Day 12 to Day 45 climbing period

Day 46) Manaslu base camp to Samdo 3875m / 4hrs walk / Overnight at mountain lodge

Day 47) Samdo to Dharmashala 4460m / 3hrs walk / Overnight at mountain lodge

Day 48) Dharmashala to Bhimthang 3590m via Larkya-La pass 5160m / 7hrs walk / Overnight at mountain lodge

Day 49) Bhimtang to Dharapani 2200m / 7hrs walk / Overnight at mountain lodge

Day 50) Dharapani to Besisahar 760m by drive / 5hrs drive / Overnight at Hotel in Besisahar

Day 51) Besisahar to Kathmandu by drive / 5.5hrs drive / Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu

Day 52) Transfer to Airport for your home destination.


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