Mount Manaslu Expedition is the thrilling journey to the toothed wall of snow and ice. It is the expedition to the 8th highest mountain in the world at the elevation of 8163 meters that lies in the northern Himalayan of Nepal, Gorkha District. Expedition to Mount Manaslu is a largely preferred expedition by the mountaineer in the world.
The Japanese climber successfully laid the first expedition to Mount Manaslu on May 9, 1956 AD and the permission to this expedition was legally permitted in 1991. The trek to Mount Manaslu expedition follows the trail of Buri Gandaki valley leading up to Camagoan. Buri Gandaki literally originates from the Mt. Manaslu Himalayan range. This expedition comprises five high camps including the Mount Manaslu Base Camp. Manalsu Base camp lies in the elevation of 4750 meters. Accordingly, Camp I at 5700 meters, Camp II at 6400 meters, Camp III at 6800 meters and Camp IV at 7400 meters. Significantly, the challenges and the obstacles through Mount Manaslu Expedition offers a magnificent view of the highest mountains in the world. The region is protected under Nepal Trust, Manaslu Conservation Area for Nature Conservation of Nepal, and Wildlife Conservation Act since 1998. Mount Manaslu region consists of six climatic zones from Tropical to least arctic zone ranging from 1000 to 4500 meters.
Majestic peaks like Himalchuli 7,898 meters, Langpo 6668 meters, Shringi 7187, Saula 6235 and other world's renowned gigantic mountain like Dhaulagiri and Annapurna are the panoramic view that Mount Manaslu expedition offers. Manaslu region has a rich biodiversity. The flora and fauna found in this region include Himalayan musk deer, blue sheep Himalaya musk deer, blue sheep, Himalayan Goral, golden Eagle, Kalij and Pheasants, Himalayan and Tibetan Snow cocks and the crimson horned Pheasant and others. The expedition is highly preferable to experienced mountaineers who acquire sound knowledge about mountains and has technical skills.
Spring (March-May) and autumn (September- November) are the best seasons for the expedition.
Day and night in these seasons gets dry and clear.
Winter and Monsoon seasons are difficult to expedite.
Weather in these seasons keeps fluctuating.
Notice the subtropical dense forests and typical villages.
Reach the confluence of the mystifying Larkya La Pass at the height 5135 m.
Observe glorious Mount Manaslu, Dhaulagiri range, and other adjacent snow-capped peaks.
Conquer the summit of Mt Manaslu at the height of 8,163 meters.
Day 1: Advent in Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu.
After your advent in Kathmandu via Tribhuvan international flight, our representative greets you at the airport and escort you to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: City exploration and preparation for the expedition.
We are scheduled to visit some attractive UNESCO Listed World heritage sites in Kathmandu valley. Pashupatinath Temple, Sawayambhunath, Bouddhanath Stupa are some of the ancient heritage sites. Later, pack our pieces of stuff and make other preparation for the expedition. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola (712 meters). Duration: 9-10 hours.
We take an early breakfast and make our way to a scenic drive to Soti Kholi via Bus/ Van/ Jeep. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 4: Trek to Machha River (883 meters). Duration: 5-6 hours.
From the Soti River, we cross a bridge, climb the big rock and make our way to Machha River. In between, we descend to the Budi Gandaki Riverbank. We come across Labishe (880 m), a Gurung village before arriving at Machha River. Overnight at the teahouse.
Day 5: Trek to Jagat (1415 meters). Duration: 4-5 hours.
After an early breakfast, we catch a trail along the course of Buri Gandaki River. As we follow, the trail eventually takes us to Jagat. Overnight at the teahouse.
Day 6: Trek to Deng (1804 meters). Duration: 6-7 hours.
At first, we catch a trailOK that takes us to Setibas from Jagat. On the way, we encounter Mani Walls. Then, we proceed ahead to the Ghatta Khola, stone house, and Philim. The trail descends on grassy slopes and crosses Buri Gandaki. From here, we encounter Gurung Ethnic settlements and Buddhist culture as we reach Deng. Overnight at the teahouse.
Day 7: Trek to Namrung (2670 meters) from Deng. Duration: 6-7 hours.
The team follows the trail to Namrung after taking breakfast. Meanwhile, we trek across a small village of Mani wall Ghap. In order to reach Namrung, we walk via dense bamboo and rhododendron forests. Overnight at the teahouse.
Day 8: Trek to Samagaon (3,541 meters) from Namrung. Duration: 5-6 hours.
Todays’ trekking leads us to the bank of the Thrang River, and Barchha, and Lihi village. We mark our way to Samagaon after taking an early breakfast. The journey to Samagaon offers a magnificent view of Hinan River, Himal Chuli, and Mt. Manaslu. Finally, the trails of the Numla River take us to Samagaon. Overnight at the teahouse.
Day 9: Rest day at Samagaon.
Altitude acclimatization plays a major role in the success of the expedition. We stay at Samagaon. As a part of acclimatization, we hike to Pung Gyan Gumba. Overnight at the teahouse.
Day 10: Trek to the Base Camp (4440 meters). Duration: 3-4 hours.
After acclimatization and exploration at Samagaon, we climb over steep glacier debris. The trail leads us to the beautiful and sacred lake, Birendra Kund. The lake gives the beautiful reflection of Mt. Manaslu. Then, we make our way to Manaslu Base Camp. Overnight at the tented Camp.
Day 11- Day 35: Climbing period to the Summit (8163 meters) and retrace Base Camp.
Camp I at the elevation of 5700 meters. Camp II at the elevation of 6400 meters. Camp III at the elevation of 6800 meters. Camp IV at the elevation of 7400 meters. Overnight at the tented camp.
Day: 36: Trek Back to Base Camp, then to Samagaon. Duration: 7-8 hours.
After successfully conquering the summit, we retrace our way to Base camp and then to Samagaon. Overnight at the teahouse.
Day 37: Trek to Samdo (3872 meters). Duration: 5-6 hours.
We leave Samagaon behind and head ahead to the north and parallel trail of Budi Gandaki. We set our foot in the Khormo Khara which is the summer herding region. On the way to Samdo, we enjoy the spectacular view of Mount Manaslu. Samdo is well known Tibetan community.
Overnight at the teahouse.
Day 38: Trek from Samdo to Larkya Pedhi (4494 meters). Duration: 5-6 hours.
We catch the trail that descends to Gyala River and later ascends towards Larkya Bazaar. As we trek, we can have an astonishing view of north Manaslu and Larkya Peak (6249 meters). Overnight at the teahouse.
Day 39: Trek via Larkya La Pass (4720 meters) to Bimtang. Duration: 8-9 hours.
A long trek from Larkya Pedhi takes us to top of the moraine (4690 meters). We further ascend to the top of the Larkya Pass (5135 meters). Larkya Pass is the vantage point for the magnificent view of Himlung (7126 m), Cheo Himal, Mwnjung, Gyangi Kan, Annapurna II, and Kang Guru. We spend a few minutes at the pass to have a spectacular view of these high mountains and then make our way to Bimtang via the trail covered with snow. Overnight at the teahouse.
Day 40: Trek to Dharapani (2006 meters). Duration: 7-8 hours.
We trek on the trail that descends through a forest of pine and rhododendron and reach at Hompuk and Dudh River. We set our foot over the scattered settlement of Kharche and move downhill to Tilije. Tilije is a large Gurung community. After walking over the Marsyandi Riverbank, we reach the Dharapani. Overnight at the teahouse.
Day 41: Trek to Syange from Dahrapani (1194 meters). Duration: 5-6 hours.
We make our breakfast early and start trekking ascending trail to reach the village of Tal. A large and beautiful waterfall lies just above the village of Tal. Then, we head to Chyamje and our today's destination Syange. Overnight at the teahouse.
Day 42: Drive back to Kathmandu. Duration: 8-9 hours.
We have a scenic drive passing over several hills, villages, beautiful landscapes all the way to Kathmandu. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 43: Rest day at Kathmandu.
Today, we take a rest and celebrate our successful expedition to the summit of Mount Manaslu. In the evening, we visit the busiest tourist hub Thamel and make us comfortable with drink and music. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 44: Departure to home.
We have a farewell and then our representative takes you to the airport for your flight.
Inclusion / Exclusion
Airport Pickup and Drop
4 Nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
A welcome dinner in Kathmandu + Cultural Show
Flight from Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu
Ground and air transportation cost for all expedition crew