Mt. Manaslu is the eighth highest mountain in the world with an altitude of 8,163m/26,781ft above sea level, impressively standing as a part of the Nepalese Himalayas in the west-central part of Nepal. The word Manaslu is derived from the Sanskrit language which means “MOUNTAIN OF THE SPIRIT”. Mt Manaslu was first ascended by a Japanese expedition team in 1956.
Officially organized Mt. Manaslu Expedition trip with Adventure Mountain Nepal Trekking and climbing team also offers a beautiful experience of Manaslu Circuit Trekking which is one of the popular trekking trails in Nepal. Along the pre-climbing trekking trip, we can have a chance to view 10 major peaks over 6,500 meters from sea level including a few numbers of peaks above 7,000 meters.
Climbing Manaslu takes nearly 7 weeks, including the scenic trek to Manaslu Base Camp at 4,400 meters. The trekking trail remains untouched and is a highlight on its own. Compared to other peaks such as Cho Oyu (8,188 meters), or Shisapangma (8,027 meters), climbing Manaslu is equally challenging in terms of technical circumstances.
Manaslu expedition overview
The predicted trip time is 46 days. Starting from Kathmandu, we hold the expedition briefing for the team members, complete the necessary preparations and paperwork. Next, there is a drive to Sotikhola, from where the first trek of the expedition begins. The walk offers splendid experiences and allows climbers to cherish the beautiful, lush landscapes of Nepal. On day 10 the climbing party arrives at Sama Gaon, a strikingly mesmerizing village of farmers and traders. There is a Buddhist monastery(Sama Gompa) there, as well. A day of acclimatization is planned there Samagaon, before setting out to the Manaslu Base Camp.
We plan the climbing period for around 25 days. On summit day, you can observe a sequence of plateaus and moderate slopes on the route, leading up to a steep crest. We can promise you, the view from the top is worth all the effort!
The descent route slightly differs. This way, the climbers can get to recognize a larger part of the region surrounding Mount Manaslu. Moreover, varying routes helps keep up the curiosity and high spirits of the team.
For the full schedule, see the expedition’s detailed itinerary down below.
Your Adventure Mountain Trekking team for The Expedition
Our staff are experienced and passionate mountaineers: Sherpas, guides, expedition leaders. A true professional in their field, they share a deep connection to the Himalayan region and a desire for climbing. There can be no better assistance than our accomplished climbing Sherpas. Taking on the challenge of attempting an eight-thousander, you need to have someone better to guide you. People with proficiency and extensive knowledge, able to deal with location-relevant issues. Who do you think could do it best, if not the local mountaineering veterans at Adventure Mountain Trekking?
The expeditions will only be successful as we take care of the mountains and surrounding areas. That is why, at Adventure Mountain Trekking, we dedicate ourselves to protect nature and its environment of the Himalayan region. We help local communities understand why and how we need to conserve the environment, about our home. We invite you to climb and protect nature with us.
Who can climb Manaslu?
Before making the decision to attempt the ascent of Mount Manaslu, make sure you meet the essential requirements. You need to be in a very good physical state, healthy, fit, and have better stamina. The expedition includes very long treks and climbs. A single trek can last as long as eight hours per day. High altitude atmosphere conditions must be taken seriously, although Mt. Manaslu is one of the easiest 8,000-meter peaks. Technical mountaineering equipment is very vital in the expedition.
Many mountaineers value Manaslu as a preparation for more technically challenging ascents, such as Everest.