Manaslu Expedition

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Duration : 42 days.
Grade: Difficutly because of extreme high altitude.
Destination: Manaslu Conservation Area, Gorkha district, Nepal.
Trip start/end: At Machha Khola.
Logistics support: Hotel, lodge and tented.
Season: Spring (April/May & September/October).
Mountain range: Manasiri Himal.
Highest elevation : Manaslu I (8163m).
First ascent : 9th of May, 1956.
Activities : Trekking and mountaineering.
Ascent route: Normal route via North-East.
Ethnic group: Manjority of Braman, Chhetiri, Gurung and Tibetan.
Villages: Philim, Sama Gaon and Samdo.
Monasteries: Pung Gyen Gomba, Sama Gomba and Lho Gomba.
Culture: Hindu and Buddhist.
Himalayan scenery : Ngadi Chuli, Mansiri Himal, Himal Chuli, Simnang Himal, Buddha Himal, Ganesh Himal, Samdo Peak, Larkya Peak, Manaslu I, Kanggaru Himal and Annapurna II
Lakes: Kal Tal and Birendra Tal.

Previously named Pung Gyen and Kutang I are known as mountain Manaslu (8163m) now a day. Manaslu is derived from the Sanskrit word Manasa means “Mountain of the spirit”. It is the eighth tallest peak on the globe, situated on the Mansiri Himal range, Middle West of Nepal which is the most accessible eight-thousander peak than others. It is 3rd popular 8000m peak for climbing behind Everest and Lhotse in Nepal.

There are six different climbing routes of mountain Manaslu. Toshio Imanishi (Japan) and Gyalzen Norbu (Sherpa) made the first successful ascent of Manaslu via North Side on the 9th of May 1956. We run the Manaslu climbing expedition via the North-East Side which is known as the most common climbing route. Besides Base Camp (4700m), there requires Camp I (5700m), II (6400m), III (6800m), and IV (7500m) on the Manaslu ascent en route. The total climbing route length is 12.2km from the base camp. The mountain guide (IFMGA certified) and high-altitude crews supply rope, tents, food, fuel, and Oxygen higher up.

After obtaining the Manaslu climbing permits in Kathmandu, we travel through Dhading to reach Machha Khola, Gorkha district about 138km by private jeep. From here, we trek through the Budhi Gandaki valley experiencing the Buddhist culture before we reach the Manaslu Base Camp. We do acclimatization rotation sleep between Base Camp to Camp III before the final push to the summit of Manaslu (8163m).

Day to day itinerary:

We take good care of guests from arrival to departure at Kathmandu Airport. Please check the cardboard of High Camp Trekking upon arrival at the Airport. Our company representative helps you transfer to the Hotel in Thamel (tourist center).

All include:- Airport pickups, bed, and breakfast.
We give a briefing about the Everest trek and climbing expedition preparation. You can also buy the necessary equipment in Kathmandu.

All include:- a bed and breakfast.
Leaving Kathmandu, we travel on the Prithivi Highway couple of hours before we turn to Dhading. When we travel from Dhading toward Arughat, Gorkha, the road is rough and dirty through rural and remote areas. But, the views of Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, and Langtang range make up for the discomfort. After Arughat, we travel to Soti Khola through a pretty rugged road. We travel from Kathmandu to Soti Khola by private jeep (4W) because the road condition is poor in most of the sections.

All includes: breakfast, lunch, dinner and accommodation at the lodge.
Leaving Machha Khola (Fish in River), the trail is through an under-construction road toward Khorlabesi. We come to cross many waterfalls en-route. We take a quick break at Tatopani where is a hot spring at the entrance of the village. From here, we walk through a short forest path to reach Dobhan which is a good lunch spot. Then, we head north to Shyauli. From here, the trail goes a few uphill sections and downs until we drop at Yaruphant. We cross a suspension bridge, climb over a ridge, trek along the river, and climb to reach the village of Jagat. Here, we enter the Manaslu Conservation Area.

All includes: breakfast, lunch, dinner and accoomdation at the lodge.
After hiking passes checked, we climb over a rocky ridge to reach Salleri and then descend to Sirdibas and Ghate Khola. We see many waterfalls and Shringi Himal from en route. We descend to the river and cross the longest suspension bridge and then climb up through the pine forest to reach the village of Philim. It is the largest Gurung village where we take lunch. From here, we walk through millet fields to reach Ekle Bhatti (teashop). We descend to the bridge where the trail split to the right side remote Tsum valley trek for a week. But, we cross to the left and walk along the Budhi Gandaki River to enter the uninhabited gorge. After crossing the river twice, we climb through a bamboo forest to reach Deng. It is a tiny village but it has a nice lodge.

All includes: breakfast, lunch, dinner and accoomdation at the lodge.
This day, we pass through the small settlements of Rana, Bhi Phedi, and an impressive valley. We come to cross Mani Walls (Buddhist mantra carving on the stone) before we reach the village of Ghap which is a good lunch spot. We walk through a dense forest of fir, rhododendron, bamboo, and oaks and cross the bridge three times to reach Namrung. It is a strong Tibetan influence village. We make a tour of the village in the late afternoon.

All includes: breakfast, lunch, dinner and accommodation at the lodge.
Leaving the village of Namrung, we walk through a wider valley and forest to reach the picturesque village of Lihi where we see several Stupas, barley, and millet fields. We see Simnang Himal and Ganesh Himal from en-route. Then, we descend to the river and gradually uphill lead us to the Tibetan village, Sho. Today’s walk is, even more, cultural and scenic when we pass through the villages of Lho and Shyala to reach Sama Gaon. There are monasteries to visit and Manaslu Massif and Larkya Peak to see from en route. We stay two nights at Sama Gaon for better acclimatization.

All includes: breakfast, lunch, dinner and accoomdation at the lodge.
After breakfast, we hike up to the old monastery – Pungyen Gomba which has splendid views of glaciers on the backdrop. We might see the Himalayan Thar (wild goat) en route. Then, we come back to the lodge for the lunch. We do a tour of the village in the afternoon.

All includes: breakfast, lunch, dinner, and accommodation at the lodge.
Leaving Sama Goan, we make a side trip to Birendra Lake. It is a glacier Lake. From here, we descend to the Kermo Kharka which is the yak pastures, and walk through juniper and birch forest upward to Kermo Khola to reach Manaslu Base Camp.

All includes: breakfast, lunch, dinner, and accommodation at the tent.
We have a puja (Buddhist ceremony) at MBC led by a local Lama before the start of the climbing expedition.

All include:- breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and accommodation at the tent.
We do an acclimatization rotation between MBC to Camp III and then the final push to the summit of Manaslu I (8163m) during this period.

All include:- breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and accommodation at the tent.
We descend through the Budhi Gandaki Valley after finishing the expedition.

All include:- breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and accommodation at the lodge.
We travel back to Kathmandu from Machha Khola in a day by private jeep.

All include:- breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and accommodation at the lodge.
We do a tour of the world heritage site of Kathmandu.

All include:- a bed and breakfast in Kathmandu.
We drop you at the International Airport on time to fly back home.

Include:- Airport transfer.
The Trek itinerary can be changed for an interesting side trip and additional acclimatization day if needed while on the trek.

Do you have any questions about the Manaslu expedition? Or, would you like to see how it can be customized to your needs? Please DM us.

Cost & Date:

The following cost and dates are per person for online booking. If the expedition departure dates are not matched for you, please DM us and we will happily customize your trip on the date that you need.

If you are in a group (2 to 15 people), we offer a discount on the package.

Trip Date Trip Name Price Space Left Status -
25 Aug 2024 Manaslu Expedition $8000 per person. 15 Open
25 Mar 2025 Manaslu Expedition $8000 per person. 15 Open
25 Aug 2025 Manaslu Expedition $8000 per person. 15 Open
Cost includes:
  • International & domestic Airport picks up and departure.
  • 4 nights accommodation (standard twin bed room with breakfast) at 3*** Hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Manaslu Conservation Area hiking passes.
  • Manaslu climbing permit fees.
  • Liaison officer with his all expenses.
  • Expedition crews: Mountain guide (IFMGA ceritified), Base Camp manager (Sardar), high altitude support climbers for food and gears supply at higher camps, Cooks, cook helpers and necessary porters.
  • Kathmandu to Machha Khola to Kathmandu (round trip) private jeep.
  • Meals for clients: Breakfasts, Luches and Dinners with tea/coffee while on the trek.
  • Normal room with twin beds and sharing bathroom at lodge while on the trek.
  • Camping equipments: expedition tents, dinning tents, shower tent, toilet tent, tables, chairs and kitchen equipments.
  • Food and fuel supplies as long as expedition continues.
  • Solar panel charge backup batteries for light at base camp and charges of battery of electornic devices.
  • Oxyzen with regulator and mask for emergency purpose.
  • High food, Cooking pots, EPI gases and burners for higher camps.
  • All necessary group climbing gears.
  • Group medical kits, Satellite phone and Portable Chamber (PAC) bag incase of emergencies.
  • Insurance of the expedition crews.
  • Travel and rescue manangment if needed.
  • All government taxes and office service charge.
Cost does not include:
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Personal trekking and climbing equipment of clients.
  • Mineral water, coke, Fanta, sprite, fresh fruits, beer, and whiskey etc.
  • Personal Insurance of clients (medical and emergency evacuation covered).
  • Filming (movie shoot) and drone flying permit fees.
  • Summit day bonus and tips for guide and support Sherpa climbers.
  • Tips for base camp manager (sardar), cook and kitchen helpers.
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan etc.
  • International flight tickets and Nepal tourist visa.

More info for extra cost:

Please read carefully cost includes and does not include the above. All the meals are included with tea/coffee while on the trek. We do not include drinking water or boiled water which you can buy at the lodge; this is $1 to 3 per liter. You can take water-purifying tablets or Seripen for a cheaper solution. Wi-Fi, battery charges, and hot showers are not included. The battery charge is $1 to 4 per hour per device (you can take a power bank for a cheaper solution). The gas shower is USD3 to 7 per head.

We do insure for all the crews and provide warm enough equipment. We do our best for your safety. Although we suggest you buy comprehensive travel insurance that can cover flight cancellation, medical treatment, and Helicopter rescue emergency evacuation. Please buy the policy that can cover trekking and mountaineering activities up to 8163m for the days you will actually be trekking and expedition.


    Equipment lists.
    • List of personal trekking equipment.
    • Comfortable hiking boot. Three pairs of socks. Sandals.
    • A down jacket, fleece jacket, three T-shirts, two trekking trousers, two drip-dry T-shirts, one long underwear, a woolen/fleece hat, glove, water/windproof jacket and trouser, Sunglass, lip balm, Sun screem (50+), Sun hat, a light scarf, soap/shampoo and trekking towel etc.
    • Sleeping bag with hood.
    • Water purifier tablets, 2L water bottle, hiking poles, medical kit and tourch light with spare batteries etc.
    • A few interesting books and a pack of cards.
    • Plastic bag for waste and toiltet papers.
    • A padlock.
    • A day bag (25 to 35L) or rucksack large enough (65 to 75L) size.

    List of Personal Climbing equipment:

    • Helmet
    • 100% UV glacier glass
    • Climbing harness
    • Safety cord
    • Tapslling and Axulary cord
    • 6 meters of 6mm auxiliary cord
    • Ascender and Figure 8
    • 4 locking and 4 non-locking carabiners
    • Ice tools
    • 2 ice crews
    • Climbing glove
    • Alpine boot
    • Campable steel crampon on the alpine boot
    • Snow gaiters
    • Sleeping bag (-40 degrees centigrade)
    • Heavy down jacket and trousers
    • Breathable Gore-Tex jacket and pant
    • Heavy insulating jacket and pant
    These are the reasons for the Manaslu expedition with us.
    • We are registered with the Department of Nepal Tourism and have the authority to operate trek and climb in the Himalayas of Nepal. We are the taxpayer of Nepal Govt. We are a member of Trekking Agencies of the Association of Nepal (TAAN) and Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). We are a healthy and up-to-date local trekking agency based in Kathmandu/Nepal.
    • You can book the expedition at 40% advance in money and can pay the balance rest of the expedition amount upon arrival in Kathmandu/Nepal.
    • Payment Method:

      Once you agree with the terms and conditions of the Everest expedition; payment is an unavoidable part of the agreement. The following are different methods of trip booking advance payments for your convince.

      1) American Dollar Account:

      Name of the Bank:- Everest Bank Limited, Thamel Branch.
      Name of Account Holder:- High Camp Trekking Pvt. Ltd.
      Account No:- 03500105200138.
      Swift Code No:- EVBLNPKA.

      Note:- Please pay any amount charged to you by your bank for transferring the booking advance in money to us.

      2) If you like to transfer the deposit by Western Union, MoneyGram, and IME, you can use our company owner/manager name: Norsang Lama.
    • Once you booked the expedition with us, trip departure is guaranteed.
    • We organize private and group joining basis Expedition. Our package is with all-inclusive prices (no hidden cost). We customize expedition itineraries based on your interest, holiday length, and activities as you need. Lets us know your holidays length.
    • Our experienced, trained, and professional mountain guide (IFMAG certified) takes good care of the clients. Our guide never tired of your questions about plants, people, and animals and, of course, the mountains and climbing route fixed, etc. You can feel the difference between having a great mountain guide through our agency.
    • We respond to every email/inquiry in less than 24 hours. You can call us anytime at +977-9841876395 (24-hour support team).

    Note:- There are more similar to the names of other agencies in Nepal. Please remember that we are at High Camp Trekking.

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