• Trek to one of the most attractive parts of Nepal and unwind yourself from the daily the hustle of your life
  • Get to see the majestic Himalayan landscape
  • Experience the vibrant culture and the different lifestyle of the locals
  • Explore secluded village
  • Reach the summit of Mt. Manaslu
  • Witness stunning views of Mt. Manaslu, Nagdi Chuli, Simnang Himal, Cheo Himal, Himlung Himal, Annapurna II, Gyaji Kung, Kang Guru, and many other snow-capped mountains
Trip Details

Manaslu Expedition is one of the least chosen expeditions in Nepal. This makes the region less crowded, raw and preserved. Standing 8,163 above the sea level, Mt. Manaslu is the eighth highest mountain in the world. Situated in the Mansiri Himal in Gorkha District, Nepal, Mt. Manaslu is also known as Kutung in Tibet. This mountain is considered as the mountain of spirit. To be more precise about the location, Mt. Manaslu is located 64 kilometers east of Mt. Annapurna.

In 1956, 9th May, Mt. Manaslu was first climbed by Toshio Imanishi and Gyalzen Norbu. After that many expeditions were taken in this mountain, but in 1991, Mt. Manaslu Expedition got legally initiated by the government of Nepal. Manaslu region is one of the extremely isolated parts of Nepal. The path to reach the summit is challenging and includes technical climbing. With, Go For Nepal Treks & Expedition, you can do this expedition without any hassle. We are a team of professionals that have been running successful expeditions. You can contact us anytime for further information.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu via respective airlines
  • Day 2-3In Kathmandu preparation for Mt. Manaslu Expedition
  • Day 4Drive to Soti Khola (730 m) via Arughat (600 m); 7 hrs
  • Day 5Trek to Machha Khola (930 m); 6 hrs
  • Day 6Trek to Jagat (1,410 m); 6 hrs
  • Day 7Trek to Dyang (1,800 m); 6 hrs
  • Day 8Trek to Ghap (2,160 m); 4 hrs
  • Day 9Trek to Lo Gaon (3,180 m); 6 hrs
  • Day 10Trek to Sama-Gaon (3,530 m); 5 hrs
  • Day 011Rest day in Sama-Gaon for acclimatization
  • Day 012Trek to Manaslu Base Camp (4,400 m); 5 hrs
  • Day 013-14At Base Camp rest and preparation for the climb of Mt. Manaslu
  • Day 015Trek and climb to Advance Camp (5,980 m); 4 hrs
  • Day 016-30(15 days) Climb Mt. Manaslu summit with much preparation
  • Day 031-32Back to Base Camp
  • Day 033Cleaning up and packing at Base Camp
  • Day 034Trek to Sama-Gaon; 5 hrs
  • Day 035Trek to Lo-Gaon; 5 hrs
  • Day 036-37Trek to Jagat via Dyang
  • Day 038Trek to Philim (1,590 m); 7 hrs
  • Day 039Trek to Tatopani (Hot Spring); 6 hrs
  • Day 040Trek to Soti-Khola (730 m); 6 hrs
  • Day 041Drive to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel; 7 hrs
  • Day 042-43Free day in Kathmandu to submit expedition report at concern department
  • Day 044Transfer to International Airport for flight homeward bound
Day to Day detail itinerary

Useful Info

Himalayan Penchant

There are so many things to explore and look around during the Manaslu Expedition. Picturesque valleys and culturally rich villages will enrich your journey. Likewise, you will also trek on trodden paths. Manaslu The expedition will offer you excellent views of Mt. Manaslu, Nagdi Chuli, Simnang Himal, Cheo Himal, Himlung Himal, Annapurna II, Gyaji Kung, Kang Guru, and many other snow-capped mountains. As the entire region is isolated and untouched by any modern facilities, you will get an opportunity to spend some quality time amidst the Himalayan environment.

Manaslu Expedition landmark

There are so many things to see and explore during the Manaslu Expedition. From picturesque villages to dense forests and completely isolated areas. The Mt. Manalsu is one of the major highlights in this journey, and as you conquer it, you will be overwhelmed by emotions of happiness and vigor. The chorten filled trails inspire religion whereas the frosty winds inspire valor. Take this trek to truly bring out the best in you.

Culture

During the Manaslu Expedition, you will get to see many mani walls, prayer wheels, chortens fastened with colorful prayer, and monasteries. Similarly, the villagers here practice Buddhism. The entire region is highly influenced by Tibetan culture. This expedition will give you an opportunity to experience rich tradition, beliefs, practices, and values of people here.

Ethnic Diversity

Along the trail, you will encounter an intriguing blend of Hindu and Tibetan-style Buddhist villages. Manalsu region is resided by people from several different ethnic groups in which Nubri and Tsum are major ones. While in the central hills, people from the Gurung community resides. As the region gets closest to Tibet, you will find Bhutias. All of these communities have their own language, major festivals, dress, and assortments.

Natural Aptitude

Manaslu region comes under the conservation area. The region boasts diverse climatic range, vegetation, and wildlife. As the trail passes by Manaslu Conservation Area, you will get to see numerous flora and fauna. Manaslu region is home to many rare species, and if you are lucky enough, you can get to see one of them.

Manaslu Expedition difficulty

Climbing Mt. Manaslu is for sure a difficult. Not everyone goes to scale this mountain because of its difficult terrain. Lots of energy, patience, will power, and strong stamina is needed. You will be walking on snow and glaciers, therefore a very strong physical fitness is needed to reach the summit of Mt. Manalsu. You will also have to cross many crevasses, steep ascends, and narrow glacier paths.

Altitude Sickness and Prevention

As you will gain altitude, the chances of suffering from altitude sickness increases. Altitude sickness is also known as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) that people usually suffers during high elevation journeys. It can happen to anyone regardless of their health and age. The best thing one can do to avoid altitude sickness is by acclimatizing their body to lower elevation properly before heading up. Include acclimatization days in your itinerary and drink plenty of water.

Transportation and Bag Pack

Manaslu Expedition begins with a long scenic drive to Soti Khola. From here, you will ascend to Manaslu Base Camp via beautiful villages. In the next few days, you will head towards the summit of Mt. Manaslu.

Below is the list of things you should carry during Manaslu Expedition:

  • T-shirts and Pants (Innerwear)
  • Thermal Wears
  • Breathable Underwears
  • Trekking Pants/Shoes/Socks
  • Insulating Jacket
  • Rain jacket
  • Warm woolen Gloves
  • Sun hat/woolen hat
  • Goggles
  • Sleeping bag
  • Trekking Pole
  • Harness
  • Climbing Boots
  • Rope
  • Ascender
  • First aid kit
  • Toiletries (toilet paper, hand sanitizer, sunblock, towel, soap, shampoo, sanitary napkins, etc)
  • Miscellaneous (camera, extra batteries, journal, cards, bars, snacks, water purification tablets, etc)

Food and Accommodation during the Manaslu Expedition

In lower altitude, you will be staying overnight in a guesthouse or tea house. However, during the expedition, your accommodation will be tents. We have the best quality tents for you that will keep you safe and warm. In the guesthouse/teahouse, the food will be given as per their menu. While during your stay in tents, the meals will be prepared and cooked be porters.

Best Season to go on Manaslu Expedition

Last September to Mid-December is the best time to go on the Manaslu Expedition. The climate is perfect to traverse- neither too hot nor too cold. The sky is perfectly blue and the views are at its best. Everything is just right to go on an expedition during this time of the year, however, this perfect time also attracts many other travelers means you will find a crowd in the region.

Likewise, another best time to go on Manaslu Expedition is from March to late-May when everywhere rhododendrons and other wildflowers begin to bloom as well ass villages also starts to come back to their home.

Manaslu Expedition Cost

Manaslu Expedition cost includes all the facilities that you will be using during the climbing period. Things like permits, tents, meals, expenses of the guide, porters, etc. As you will be traversing above 8,000 meters everything gets expensive to take to that altitude. However, we Go For Nepal Treks & Expedition has designed our Manaslu Expedition itinerary to offer you the best and comprehensive package. You can contact us for further information about the package.

Miscellaneous

  • Make sure to carry insect repellents and table salts
  • Collect enough information on the weather and temperature
  • Get yourself a nice map
  • Maintain body hydration- drink plenty of water daily
  • Walk slow and safely
  • Follow the lead of your guide properly
  • Carry hand cash as there will be no atm on the way
  • Pack light
  • Do not get obsessed over network and internet; spend time in nature