Mt Manaslu Expedition


Eight Thousander Peak




18 years

Trip Introduction

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.

Trip Highlights

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 help 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.

Mt Manaslu Expedition Is For

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 Expedition.


Day by Day Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu. (1,400m/4,592ft) and transfer to hotel.

Land in Kathmandu International Airport and transfer to the hotel or resort by our tour representative. Overnight stay in Kathmandu. Relax.

Day 02: Guided tour to Kathmandu’s World Heritage sites.

Spend the day on the guided tour to Kathmandu. Kathmandu is the social and historical heart of Nepal. Visit its world’s heritage sites like Bauddhanath, the Tibetan Buddhist landmark, and Pashupatinath and other sites. Additionally, meander through city bazaar to purchase some customary items of Nepal.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Sotikhola (710m/2,328ft).

Leaving Kathmandu, we will drive by the western bank of River and to reach Soti Khola (River). The route, in the long run, narrows as you pass a few major villages. Reach Soti Khola.

Day 04: Trek from Sotikhola to Maccha Khola (900m/2,952ft).

From today, we will begin our trekking voyage. The trail extends tough via Sal forest. Passing the various ridges, we will stroll along the waterfall to rice terraces. From there we will take the climbing trail to Lapubesi village which is occupied by Gurung community. Traversing the Nauli River we will land at Machhakhola.

Day 05: Trek from Maccha Khola to Jagat (1,410m/4,625ft).

Early morning, we will trail toward Thado River to reach Khorlabesi village. The route proceeds through the narrow canyon to achieve an avalanche region from where we will stop at a natural hot spring, Tatopani. You can enjoy a bath in Tato Pani. Cross Budhi Gandaki River to head toward Doban. We will traverse Yaru River and ascend uphill to Thado Bharyang. Moving further through the beautiful way with perspectives of Manaslu and many other encompassing mountains en-route, we will reach Jagat..

Day 06: Trek from Jagat to Philim (1,590m/5,215ft).

Today proceed with the trek to Philim. Initially, the trek goes upward and smooths down later. We will traverse Budhi Gandaki to land at Philim. Here, discover the little monasteries, prayer flags shuddering in the sky, chortens, graves, and traditional houses.

Day 07: Trek from Philim to Bihi (2,130m/6,986ft).

Today the trail goes with a few ascents and descents. Fantastic waterfalls welcome you in transit, so cross more bridges. Then we pass the lovely Eklebhatti village. Land at Bihi.

Day 08: Trek from Bihi to Namrung (2,670m/8,757ft) (5-6 hrs walk).

We pass a few Gurung settlement zones and valleys as we climb the intriguing trail. Namrung has numerous Buddhist monasteries and Gompas as the symbol of Tibetan culture in the district. You will discover carved stones during the trail. We will visit the adjacent village in Namrung and remain there overnight.

Day 09: Trek from Namrung to Lho (3,180m/10,430ft).

Today, we will cross the waterway and stroll through the gorge and forests to Lihi. Appreciate the nearby perspective of Ganesh and Simnang Mountain. Moving ahead, we will achieve Sho village. Here you can have the perspective of an open valley. Moving through the steepest region, we will land at Lho.

Day 10: Trek from Lho to Samagaon (3,530m/11,578ft).

Early morning, following the beautiful way with the pleasant scene of the valley, we will land at Samagaon. This is a big village with old chortens, monasteries. From Samagaon village you can also have a close view of Manaslu. In Samagaon residents grow crops like buckwheat and potatoes. Visit Sama Gompa Monastery to find out about their way of life.

Day 11: Rest day at Samagaon Or choose for excursion hike.

Take a rest at Samagaon to get acclimatized. After lunch, we can stroll to an ice lake, Birendra Kunda. Or practice hiking for the trail further.

Day 12: Trek from Samagaon to Manaslu Base Camp (4,400m/14,432ft).

From Samagaon, we will take a short climb to Manaslu Base Camp. The Base Camp gives grand perspectives of the glacier, lake, valley, and encompassing mountains. Then we will trek the downward slope above Samagaon and head towards the north glacier of Manaslu. The last area is slippery and the steepest where we have to trail through a narrow moraine. Appreciate the mountain scenes en-route.

Day 13-37: Climbing period of Mt Manaslu (8,163m/26,774ft altitude) and descend back to Base Camp.

Camp I (5700m) Today, we will endeavor to trail to Camp I. The route is slippery as we have to trek through the Larkya glacier. We may need to fix ropes in at few areas to cross chasms. Appreciate the stunning views along the route. Camp I is situated in a suitable place which is shielded from the wind. Camp II (6700m) During our trail from Camp I to Camp II we will trek through longer areas of vertical snow and ice by taking small steps. We will need to utilize cable ropes. Following the rough way underneath huge icefall, we will cross the precarious snow incline to Col. Land at Camp II. Camp III (7300m) Camp III has the steepest and most challenging trail. We will climb the upper east incline through the ice and achieve an upper snow slope. Then we will progress towards Camp III. Reach to Camp III in 4-5 hrs. Summit Our trail to the summit progressed through snow slopes. The way moves all through profound snow and gets more extreme in a few regions. After just about 5 hours of climbing, we will achieve a pleasant place where we will make a brief stop to rest. With the utilization of fixed cables, we will move up the precarious ridge to reach the summit. It is around 50m vertical ascends to the summit from the halting point. In 2 hours we will land at the summit. Here enjoy astonishing and photographic views of surrounding Manaslu mountain and many other mountains. Return to Base Camp Subsequent to successfully climbing the summit, we will make a trail to return to base camp. The return trail is moderately simple. We reach down to Base Camp in a day. Clean the Base Camp territory.

Day 38: Trek from Manaslu Base Camp to Samagaon.

Today we will head to the path back to Samagaon from Manaslu Base Camp. The path is spectacular and the return trail is almost easy. Stay overnight in Samagaon.

Day 39: Trek from Samagaon to Samdo (3,860m/12,660ft).

Today we begin the trek to reach Samdo. Cross a few grazing and field territories. Afterward, the trail ascends the valley. We can have an incredible panorama of the Himalayan mountains particularly Mount Manaslu and others once we achieve Samdo. Samdo is the last regular settlement territory in the valley and close to Tibet border.

Day 40: Trek from Samdo to Dharamsala/Larke Phedi (4,460m/14, 628ft).

Begin the trail to Dharmashala, we cross a stream and land at isolated Larkya Bazaar. Quite a while back, this town used to be a noteworthy trade point of Tibetians. Overnight stay in the tea house here.

Day 41: Trek from Dharamsala to Larke la Pass (5,160m/16, 924ft) & descend to Bimthang (3,720m/12, 201ft).

TToday our trek goes to Larkya-La Pass which is one of the most wonderful Himalayan Pass in Nepal. It is arranged at an overwhelming elevation of 5213 meters and a few mountain crests are certainly noticeable from this Pass like Mount Annapurna II (7937 meters), Himlung Himal (7126 meters), Mount Cheo (6820 meters), and Mount Manaslu will make you mesmerized. From Larkya-La Pass, we go down to Bhimtang.

Day 42: Trek from Bimtang to Tilche (2,300m/7,544ft) (5-6 hrs walk).

The gentle trail downhill. While in transit, we trek through a huge rhododendron forest. Moving through a few fields and settlement regions takes us to a little village, Tilche.

Day 43: Trek from Tilche to Jagat (1,300m/4,264ft).

Today walk toward Jagat that will fascinate you with its grey and clean streets. The trail will go through waterfall and river. Reach Jagat. You can see small shops on every corner here.

Day 44: Drive back to Kathmandu.

We will leave Jagat and drive back to Kathmandu. Arrive at Kathmandu in 6 hrs. Spend the rest of the day unwinding. Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Day 45: Spare day. Free for personal activities or additional activities on request.

Today is free for personal activities. Or our tour representative can help you to organize additional city tours.

Day 46: Final departure. Drop to airport as per flight schedule.

After breakfast, our tour representative will transfer you to Tribhuvan International Airport. Return to home cherishing the memories of your adventure.