Manaslu Expedition - 43 Days

Manaslu Expedition
Expedition to Manaslu Peak
Mount Manaslu Exepedition
Trip Photos
At a Glance
Duration43 Days
Trip GradeStrenuous Plus
Maximum Altitude8,163 m
Best TimeSept-Oct

Manaslu Expedition - Ultimate Climb of the 8000-meter Peak in the Himalayas.

The Manaslu Expedition is a complete climbing adventure of an 8000-meter peak in the fabulous Himalayas. It is the 8th highest mountain 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. Manaslu climbing is much more technical and challenging than Cho Oyu and Sishapangma. Thus, each climber has to have excellent physical and mental preparation. Furthermore, high 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 Budhi Gandaki Valley trail up to Sama Goan. Our first acclimatization day is scheduled at 4600 meters before heading 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 severe crevasses and dangerous sections. Finally, in a protected area, we will make our Manaslu Expedition Camp 1 at 5700 metes at the bottom of the North Peak, right above the glacier.

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 6800 meters below the col to avoid the extreme winds. Thus ensuring that all our tents are anchored properly. The route continues up the remaining glacier, climbing steep sections of snow and ice safely towards Camp 4 at 7400 meters. Finally, we must 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 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 trail climbs three different levels before arriving at the final pyramid slope. Another short steep slope below the immediate summit is climbed from here until we reach the pre-summit. Finally, an exposed technical traverse reaches the ultimate summit for around 70 meters. This section needs to have fixed ropes in place. The climb from Camp 4 to the fantastic summit takes 6 to 9 hours, with 3 to 5 hours for the descent to Camp 4. We returned to Base Camp the next day to end our successful attempt to climb the magnificent Manaslu. We use trusted climbing tents while on our challenging climb to the Manaslu expedition.

Join the Manaslu in 2024 and 2025

We have opened the bid to climb the Manaslu peak for 2024 and 2025. Any individual or group of climbers who have mountaineering. Experiencing 6000 meters plus a successful climbing experience can join this 8000-meter peak climbing expedition in the Himalayas. It is time for you to make climbing history!


Manaslu Expedition Itinerary:

Daily Outline Itinerary of Manaslu climbing expedition in the Himalayas.

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Day 01
Day 02
Day 03
Day 4-12
Day 13-36
Day 37-40
Day 41-43
Cost Details
  • Airport transportation as per your arrival date to join the Manaslu expedition
  • Standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on a B/B plan
  • Private transportation to and from the expedition starting points.
  • Manaslu Summiters climbing Sherpa (01 Sherpa: 02 Climbers ratio)
  • Group climbing gear 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, and insurance.
  • All camping and kitchen equipment, including base camp tents, dining tent with table and chair, kitchen tent, and toilet tent.
  • Mountain Hardware high-altitude tents while climbing the Manaslu expedition
  • 02 @ 4 liters of Oxygen with TOP OUT regulator and mask for the user while on the 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
  • The main meal in Kathmandu
  • Personal equipment and climbing gear.
  • International airfare and airport tax
  • Climbing Bonus, tips, and personal nature expenses.
  • Applicable permit fees and customs charges for Sat phone, communication equipment, and commercial filming