Trip Overview

Our Manaslu expedition in Nepal – ultimate climb of 8000 meter peak in the Himalayas.

The Manaslu expedition is a complete climbing adventure of a 8000 meter 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 which 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, so each climber has to have excellent physical and mental preparation as well as a high level of climbing proficiency and altitude adeptness at higher elevation. Mountain Monarch offers a complete service to maximize the success of achieving the summit of Manaslu.

Manaslu Expedition Route

We follow the Burigandaki valley trail up to Samagoan and our first acclimatization day is scheduled at 4600 metres before we head up to Manaslu Base Camp at 4750 m. On the Manaslu Glacier, we carefully follow the bamboo marker wands and 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 on a protected area.

Expedition Camp 2 is located at the safe section of the climb on a relatively flat area at 6400 metres although while 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 so we 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 Camp 4 at 7400 meter which is the last camp on our Manaslu expedition. Finally we have to traverse past sadly exposed remnants of former expeditions – smashed tents and dumped garbage – to reach the Summit Camp – a tiring day involving a 6 to 8 hours climb.

Manaslu climbing expedition Summit Day starts in the late evening and 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 6-9 hours with 3-5 hours for the descent to Camp 4. Next day we return to Base Camp to end our successful attempt to climb magnificent Manaslu. We use trusted climbing tents on while on our challenging expedition climb to Manaslu Peak.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01 : Arrive Kathmandu to start the Manaslu Expedition
  • Day 02 : Cultural tour and Manaslu expedition preparation
  • Day 03 : Drive to Arughat (570m) to start the Manaslu climbing expedition
  • Day 04 : Soti Khola (730m) / Korsani Khola
  • Day 05 : Machha Khola (930m)
  • Day 06 : Jagat (1370m)
  • Day 07 : Philim (1570m)
  • Day 08 : Deng (1540m)
  • Day 09 : Ghap (2165m)
  • Day 10 : Lho (3180m)
  • Day 11 : Sama Goan (Ro) 3525m
  • Day 12 : Rest day Sama Gaon
  • Day 13 : Trek Manaslu BC (4750 m)
  • Day 14-41 : Manaslu expedition climbing period
  • Day 42 : Trek do Sama Goan after the Manaslu expedition
  • Day 43-47 : Trek back to Arughat
  • Day 48 : Drive back to Kathmandu
  • Day 49 : Free day in Kathmandu
  • Day 50 : Manaslu Expedition ends / airport transfer for the flight back home
  • Day 01 : Arrive Kathmandu to start the Manaslu Expedition

  • Day 02 : Cultural tour and Manaslu expedition preparation

  • Day 03 : Drive to Arughat (570m) to start the Manaslu climbing expedition

  • Day 04 : Soti Khola (730m) / Korsani Khola

  • Day 05 : Machha Khola (930m)

  • Day 06 : Jagat (1370m)

  • Day 07 : Philim (1570m)

  • Day 08 : Deng (1540m)

  • Day 09 : Ghap (2165m)

  • Day 10 : Lho (3180m)

  • Day 11 : Sama Goan (Ro) 3525m

  • Day 12 : Rest day Sama Gaon

  • Day 13 : Trek Manaslu BC (4750 m)

  • Day 14-41 : Manaslu expedition climbing period

  • Day 42 : Trek do Sama Goan after the Manaslu expedition

  • Day 43-47 : Trek back to Arughat

  • Day 48 : Drive back to Kathmandu

  • Day 49 : Free day in Kathmandu

  • Day 50 : Manaslu Expedition ends / airport transfer for the flight back home

Cost Includes

  • 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 summiteers climbing Sherpa (01 Sherpa: 02 climbers ratio)
  • Group climbing gears like rope, ice bar etc
  • Manastu 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 equipments, daily wages, food, insurance etc.
  • All camping and kitchen equipment including base camp tents, dining tent with table and chair, kitchen tent, toilet tent etc
  • Mountain Hardware high altitude tents while climbing the Manaslu expedition
  • 02 @ 4 liters Oxygen with TOP OUT regulator and mask for the use while on Manaslu expedition.
  • EPI gas and burner for high climb;
  • Gamow bag / Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC)
  • All necessary climbing hardware group equipment
  • Satellite Phone and Walkie-Talkie in case of emergency

Cost Excludes

  • 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

“Excellent cultural & natural experiences throughout the trip.”

- Paul / Lisa / Luke / Chris Hewitt, | 31 Aug, 2016

“Helpful staff always cheerful + willing to help, part of our team, of course lots of other things were memorable, too numerous to mention.”

- Jane / Adrian Roberts, | 31 Aug, 2016

“Good reliable Food (No stomach upset!). Getting away from main trek route plus Great local knowledge of Trek leader.”

- Ian & Linda Parker, | 31 Aug, 2016

“We really enjoyed our experience and are so glad we did not attempt to organize the trip ourselves as everything ran so smoothly and was stress free. Thank you.”

- Emma-Louise Barlow, | 31 Aug, 2016

“Good service by porters, staff and climbing Sherpa.”

- Gulper Marchel, | 31 Aug, 2016

“I absolutely loved the trek & would love to do the twenty-day trek to Everest Base Camp when I’m older.”

- Christopher Hewitt, | 31 Aug, 2016

“I really enjoyed getting to know the staff. They were all really lovely people + made my trip very enjoyable.”

- Brooke Robinson, | 31 Aug, 2016

“The whole trek was awesome. Everything was done extremely professionally.

- Bradley + Michael Levitt, | 30 Aug, 2016

“The trek was very personalized, the company was a fantastic experience, the staff were excellent and we were looked after very well. I thoroughly enjoyed my time with Mountain Monarch. Will highly recommend to anyone and hope to return in the not too distant future.
Thank you.”

- Gidon, | 11 Aug, 2016

“Everything about the trek was great .The way that we were put at EASE by the staff. The different terrain/ habitats that were experienced.”

- Ross Cant, | 11 Aug, 2016

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