Manaslu Expedition

  • Duration: 45 Days


  • Difficulty LevelStrenuous Plus
  • Trip ModeCamping
  • Best TimeSept - Oct
  • Max Altitude8,163 m

Manaslu Expedition - Ultimate Climb of the 8000 meters Peak in the Himalaya.

The Manaslu Expedition is a complete climbing adventure of an 8000 meters peak in the fabulous Himalaya. It is the 8th highest mountain and is located in the restricted trekking region of Manaslu in mid west Nepal. It unfolds the diverse landscape and challenging climbing experience. Manaslu Peak (8163 m) towers steeply above its surrounding peaks and is the most spectacular, dominant mountain when viewed from afar. The Manaslu expedition is much more technical and challenging than Cho Oyu and Sishapangma. Thus each climber has to have excellent physical and mental preparation.  Furthermore high level of climbing proficiency and altitude adeptness at a higher elevation. Mountain Monarch offers a complete service to maximize the success of achieving the summit of Manaslu.

Manaslu Climbing Expedition Route

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

Expedition Camp 2 is located at the safe section of the climb on a relatively flat area at 6400 meters. Although 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 meters just below the col to avoid the very strong winds. Thus to 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 last Camp 4 at 7400 meters. Finally, we have to traverse past sadly exposed remnants of former expeditions to reach the Summit Camp. No doubt a tiring day involving a 6 to 8 hours climb.

Expedition Summit Day

Manaslu climbing expedition Summit day starts in the late evening. 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 meters. This section needs to have fixed ropes in place. The climb from Camp 4 to the fantastic summit takes between 6 to 9 hours with 3 to 5 hours for the descent to Camp 4. The next day we return to Base Camp to end our successful attempt to climb the magnificent Manaslu. We use trusted climbing tents while on our challenging climb to Manaslu expedition.

Manaslu Expedition Itinerary:

Daily Outline Itinerary of Manaslu climbing expedition in the Himalaya.

  • 1 Day
    Arrive Kathmandu to join the Expedition to Manaslu
    • 2 Day
      Cultural tour and expedition preparation.
      • 3 Day
        Drive to Arughat (570m) to start the trek to base camp
        • 4 Day
          Soti Khola (730m) / Korsani Khola.
          • 5 Day
            Machha Khola (930m).
            • 6 Day
              Jagat (1,370m).
              • 7 Day
                Philim (1,570m).
                • 8 Day
                  Deng (1,540m).
                  • 9 Day
                    Ghap (2,165m).
                    • 10 Day
                      Lho (3,180m).
                      • 11 Day
                        Sama Goan (Ro) 3,525m.
                        • 12 Day
                          Rest day Sama Gaon.
                          • 13 Day
                            Trek Manaslu BC (4,750 m).
                            • 14-38 Day
                              Climbing period.
                              • 42 Day
                                Trek do Sama Goan after the expedition.
                                • 39-42 Day
                                  Trek back to Arughat.
                                  • 43 Day
                                    Drive back to Kathmandu.
                                    • 44 Day
                                      Free day in Kathmandu.
                                      • 45 Day
                                        Manaslu Expedition ends / Airport transfer for the flight back home.

                                        Trip Inclusion

                                        Climbing Manaslu Cost Inclusion

                                        • 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 Summiters climbing Sherpa (01 Sherpa: 02 Climbers ratio)
                                        • Group climbing gears like rope, ice bar, etc
                                        • Manaslu 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 equipment, daily wages, food, insurance.
                                        • All camping and kitchen equipment including base camp tents, dining tent with table and chair, kitchen tent, toilet tent.
                                        • Mountain Hardware high altitude tents while climbing the Manaslu expedition
                                        • 02 @ 4 liters Oxygen with TOP OUT regulator and mask for the user while on Manaslu expedition.
                                        • EPI gas and burner for the 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

                                        Cost and Dates

                                        Manaslu Expedition Dates:

                                        Join the group climbing expedition to Manaslu as per the below departure dates:

                                        Start DateEnd DateStatusPrice 
                                        30 Aug, 202113 Oct, 2021AvailableUS$13900

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