Mt. Manaslu Expedition


Hard (Challenging)



Maximum Altitude


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.

Trip Facts

Tented Camp/Tea House
Starting Point
Ending Point
Trek Duration
44 Days
Maximum Altitude
Flights/ Private Car or Tourist Coach
Best Time




  • 3 Star hotel in Kathmandu [ BB] as above programYES
  • All kitchen equipment for Base Camp . YES
  • Permit Fees & RoyaltyYES
  • Experienced guide, porters to carry luggage [2 trekkers:1 porter] YES
  • All Ground Transport YES
  • All necessary paper works YES
  • Travel and rescue arrangements YES
  • Equipment: trekking equipment for Base Camp, Sleeping tent, dining tent, toilet tent, table and chares, Mattresses YES
  • Crews: Base camp guide, Cook, Kitchen & necessary porter or Yak  YES
  • Nepal visa fee NOT
  • High altitude (climbing) food, fuel, Gas above BC & personal climbing gear each climber  NOT
  • Personal accident insurance and emergency evacuation, Helicopter rescue  NOT
  • International Airport Departure Tax NOT
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods arriving into Nepal, Cargo.  NOT
  • Extra cost of early return from Trekking [ Mountain] due to any region than the scheduled itinerary NOT
  • Bar bills NOT
  • Satellite phone & Wakitakie NOT
  • Extra personal expenses NOT
  • Oxygen & Mask regulator NOT
  • Climbing SherpaNOT
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu NOT
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu NOT
  • Travel and rescue insurance, Personal expenses & equipments NOT
  • Tips for guides and porters NOT
  • Extra expenses occurring due to illness. (Accident. Road blockage, Landslides. Snow fall and floods and so on or to hire extra transport and facilities)
  • Nepal re-entry visa


DAY 1 - Arrival and transfer to hotel [1336m]

DAY 2 - Preparing expedition

DAY 3 - Drive to Soti khola Via Arughat

DAY 4 - Trek to Machhakhola

DAY 5 - Trek to Jagat

DAY 6 - Trek to Dang village

DAY 7 - Trek to Ghap village

DAY 8 - Trek to Lho village

DAY 09 - Trek to Sama Goan

DAY 10 - acclimatizing Rest day

DAY 11 - Trek to Manaslu base camp

DAY 12-37 - Climbing Manaslu [8163m]

DAY 38 - Trek to Sama village

DAY 39 - Trek to Namrung village

DAY 40 - Trek to Philim village

DAY 41 - Trek to Machha Khola

DAY 42 - Trek to Soti Khola

DAY 43 - Drive to Kathmandu

DAY 44 - Depart Kathmandu


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