Manaslu Expedition – Climbing

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Mount Manaslu – expedition

The first successful Manaslu expedition was in 1956 and the ascent was made by T. Imanishi (Japan) and Gyalzen Norbu (Sherpa). As of today, there are at least six routes to Manaslu’s summit. Thanks to few technical sections and diverse surroundings, the Manaslu Expedition provides an unforgettable experience.

Mount Manaslu is an excellent choice if you consider climbing an accessible eight-thousander. Its altitude is significant, but not as intimidating as those of Kanchenjunga or Everest. You have a fair chance of reaching the summit, taking into account the success rates of Manaslu ascents.

Climbing Manaslu

General information

Climbing Manaslu takes about 5-6 weeks, including the scenic trek to Manaslu Base Camp at 4,400 metres. The trekking route remains relatively untouched and is a highlight on its own. Compared to peaks such as Cho Oyu (8,188 metres), or Shisapangma (8,027 metres), climbing Manaslu is euqally challening in terms of technical conditions. It is a good climb before attempting a serious technical 8,00-metre mountain. At 8,163 metres, climbing Manaslu is about as technical and challenging as Cho Oyu (8,188 metres) and Shisapangma (8,027 metres) and is a good climb before attempting a serious technical 8,000-metre mountain.

Manaslu expedition overview

The predicted trip time is 40 days. Starting in Kathmandu, we hold the expedition briefing for the team members, complete the necessary paperwork and preparations. Next, there is a drive to Arughat Bazar, from where the first trek of the expedition begins. The walk offers spectacular experiences and allows climbers to admire the beautiful, lush landscapes of Nepal. For one, it follows the Budhi Gandaki river. On day 9 the climbing party arrives at Sama Gaon, a strikingly beautiful village of farmers and traders. There is a Buddhist monastery there, as well. A day of acclimatization is planned in the village, before setting out to the Manaslu Base Camp.

We plan the climbing period for around 28 days. On summit day, you can expect a sequence of plateaus and moderate slopes on the route, leading up to a steep crest. We assure you, the view from the top is worth all the effort!

The descent route is slightly different. This way, the climbers can get to know a larger part of the region surrounding Mount Manaslu. What is more, varying routes helps keep up the curiosity and high spirits of the team. Ascending, climbers pass through Khursanibari, Jagat or Salleri, Dyang and Namrung. On the route down, the route leads through Ghap and Machakhola.

For the full schedule, see the expedition’s detailed itinerary down below.

Your Asian Trekking team for expedition

Our staff are experienced, passionate mountaineers: Sherpas, guides, expedition leaders. True experts in their field, they share a deep connection to the Himalayan region and love for climbing. There is no better assistance than our accomplished climbing Sherpas. Taking on the challenge of ascending an eight-thousander, you need to have someone to guide you. Poeple with expertise and extensive knowledge, able to deal with location-related issues. Who could do it best, if not the local mountaineering veterans at Asian Trekking?

The expeditions will only be possible so long as we take care of the mountains and surrounding areas. That is why, at Asian Trekking, we are dedicated to protect the natural environment of the Himalayan region. During our Eco Everest Expeditions, we have cleaned thousands of kilograms of rubbish. We help local communities understand why and how we need to care about local environment, about our home. The company’s environmental initiatives have been widely recognized and awarded many times. We invite you to climb and protect the nature with us.

Who can climb Manaslu?

Before making the decision to attempt the ascent of Mount Manaslu, make sure you meet the requirements. You need to be in very good physical shape, healthy, fit and with good stamina. The expedition includes quite long treks and climbs. A single climb or trek can last as long as eight hours per day. High altitude atmosphere conditions should be taken seriously, even if Manaslu is one of the easiest 8,000-metre peaks. Be ready for icy and rocky terrain. Technical mountaineering equipment is indispensable in the expedition.

If you are looking for a peak of a similar technical difficulty as Cho Oyu, Manaslu is the ultimate choice. Additionally, it is a little more varied than Cho Oyu in terms of routes. Many mountaineers value Manaslu as a preparation for more technically challenging ascents, such as Everest.


The peak

  • 8th highest summit in the world at 8,163 metres
  • Easy access from different sides
  • Difficulty level comparable to Cho Oyu or Shisapangma, with the advantage of stunning, almost pristine surroundings of the route

The Manaslu Expedition

  • Predicted expedition time: 40 days
  • The scenic Manaslu Base Camp trek is a highlight
  • Acclimatization at Sama Gaon
  • Different villages on the ascent and descent routes

Why climb Manaslu?

  • One of the easiest eight-thousanders
  • A more varied alternative to the comparable Cho Oyu
  • A great choice as preliminary training in preparation for the Everest expedition
  • Breathtaking natural beauty around the route
  • A memorable experience of the local culture
  • A good pick for a first-time 8,000-metre climb
  • Support of qualified professionals at Asian Trekking ensuring well-organized expedition

For more information and advice, click the “Ask for details” button in the top left corner. You can either fill in a contact form or write to our travel experts directly. We will be happy to help you and answer any questions!

See also: Himlung expedition, Pumori expedition


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  • Each member is assigned with:
    1. One veteran Sherpa Guide with Nepal Mountaineering Association
      certification and has previously summited Mt. Everest at least 5
    2. Two High Altitude Sherpa with Nepal Mountaineering
      Association certification and has previously summited Mt. Everest at least 2
    3. The Sherpa will assist the member during climb and summit
      attempt. They will also carry all food and gear to high camps.
    4. Full Mountain Support
  • Unlimited CE
    certified oxygen cylinders with British Top out mask and regulator during
    climbing and summit attempt.
  • Services of Asian Trekking
    Expedition Doctor and medical consultation services at the Base Camp with the
    Himalayan Rescue Association.
  • All food and fuel for Base Camp
    and higher camps during expedition. Services of cook and kitchen boy at Base
    Camp and Camp 2.
  • 3 days guided acclimatization climb on Mt.
    Lobuche East before Everest climb.
  • High altitude tents for each
  • Weekly supply of fresh vegetables, meat and fruits to
    Base Camp from Kathmandu Common climbing equipment (necessary rope, ice bars,
    ice screws, etc.)
  • Porterage of member’s personal climbing
    equipment Kathmandu-Lukla-Base Camp-Kathmandu.
  • Unlimited Wi-Fi
    Internet at base camp.
  • Solar panels, batteries and generator
    with fuels at Base Camp for light and charging mobile phones, digital cameras
    and laptop.
  • Hotel accommodation for 8 nights in 5-star hotel in
    Kathmandu before or after the expedition.
  • Welcome group dinner
    in Kathmandu with chairman/founder of Asian Trekking, Past President of Nepal
    Mountaineering Association and Honorary member of UIAA (International Climbing
    and Mountaineering Federation), Mr. Ang Tshering Sherpa and CEO of Asian
    Trekking Dawa Steven Sherpa.
  • Restop toilet bags for all members
    and Sherpas to bring human waste off the mountain.
  • Airport-hotel-airport transfers.

If Needed/On

  • Spacious high wall personal tent at Base
    Camp with wooden platform and carpets. Each tent is equipped with personal
    solar powered lights, mattress, pillow, working table with chair, folding
    cabinet, satellite television and personal heater.
  • International
    Federation of Mountain Guide Associations (IFMGA/ UIAGM) accredited guide to
    lead the team.
  • Helicopter flight Kathmandu/Lukla/Namche/
  • Private kitchen with professional and trained
    5-star hotel cook to cater to the client’s taste.
  • Photography
    and video filming service during the expedition.
  • Satellite
    Internet at Camp 2
  • Personal base camp dining tent, equipped with
    wooden platform, padded insulation floor and carpet and one LED television set
    with DTH connection.
  • Clean and spacious Private toilet and
    shower tent and much more…

Good To

Asian Trekking is a Nepali expedition operating company
established 36 years ago. According to Paragraph 26 of the Tourism Act
(2035), no foreign expedition teams or companies are allowed to
provide expedition services in Nepal directly and any foreign company must
work through a Nepali company
 licensed by the Ministry of
Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Government of Nepal. As such, Nepali
companies are the ones that provide all the legal, administrative, logistical,
guiding and support services in Nepal, while also being legally responsible
for the safe and responsible conduct of the expeditions. Booking
through foreign expedition companies naturally makes the cost to the customer
higher due to the extra layer of administration and profit margins, without
necessarily adding any extra value.


Detailed itinerary


Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu

Arrival in Kathmandu. Transfer to your hotel.


Day 2



Day 3



Day 4
Drive to Arughat Bazar

Drive to Arughat Bazar (576m-1893ft) and arrange for porters.


Day 5
Trek to Khursanibari

Trek to Khursanibari (970m-3182ft).


Day 6
Trek to Jagat or Salleri

Trek to Jagat (1350m-4429ft) or Salleri (1353m-4438ft).


Day 7
Trek to Dyang

Trek to Dyang (1860m-6101ft).


Day 8
Trek to Namrung

Trek to Namrung (2630m-8626ft).


Day 9
Trek to Sama Gaon

Trek to Sama Gaon (3520m-11546ft).


Day 10
Rest day at Sama Gaon

Rest day at Sama Gaon


Day 11
Trek to Manaslu Base Camp

Trek to Manaslu Base Camp (4400m-14,432ft).


Day 12-39
Climbing Period Mt. Manaslu

Climbing Period Mt. Manaslu.


Day 40
Clean up

Clean up Base Camp.


Day 41
Trek back to Sama Goan

Trek back to Sama Goan.


Day 42
Trek to Ghap

Trek to Ghap (2380m-7806ft).


Day 43
Trek to Machakhola

Trek to Machakhola (869m-2850ft).


Day 44
Trek to Arughat Bazar

Trek to Arughat Bazar (608m-1994ft).


Day 45
Drive to Kathmandu

Drive to Kathmandu. Transfer to your hotel.


Day 46



Day 47
Transfer to airport

Transfer to airport for departure.

trip grade


40 Days  

Trip Code:  ATT-257

Price starts from:  7.000 USD

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8163 m


Mountaineering Expedition

Technical Experience
Technical Experience

Advanced Skill


  • Height: 8.163 m ,
    26,782 ft
  • Location: Mansiri Himal
  • Range: mt.-manaslu
  • Rank: 8th Highest
  • Classification: 8th Highest
  • Climbing Route: 8th Highest
  • Latitude: 28.33.0 N
  • Longitude: 84.32.60 E
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