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Manaslu is the 8th highest mountain in the world and situated in the central region of Nepal in the Gorkha massif the name Manaslu was derived from the Sanskrit word “Maanas” meaning “soul” or “intellect”. Toshio Imanishi, Japan and Gyalzen Norbu, Nepal were the first to climb Mount Manaslu on 09th May 1956. Though there are many routes to this mountain, as the long ridge and valley glacier offer feasibility to approach from different directions, but South Face is considered to be the most difficult. Our Manaslu Climb expedition caravan route begins from Gorkha to Samagaon, then to Manaslu Base Camp. Besides just climbing the mountain, Manaslu region offers some of the best trekking with stunning views of Manaslu Massif, Annapurna and Lamjung Himal. After completion of Manaslu Climb we retrace our route via the Larky La to the Annapurna classic route, making the expedition even more memorable one.

  • Dates and cost: 45 days in Nepal.
  • Full Board Service Cost: $9,500 per person
  • Group Size: 2-10 person Required
  • Group Leaders: Jesus Montalvo Country Spain
  • Full service includes: Climbing Sherpas, hotels, trek to base camp (BC), ropes, good food on trek, in BC, & climb, group climbing equipment, tents, radios, sat phones, etcetera.
  • Climbing Manaslu qualifies you for Everest from Tibet, Everest from Nepal or Lhotse.

We have noted few probable points regarding Manaslu Climb expedition whether they might be helpful:

Length of Manaslu Climbing Expedition

Our Manaslu Climb Expedition total duration is 45 days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu), this duration is planned for the overall expedition such including administrative formalities, approach to / from Base Camp, acclimatization at Base camp, and above Base camp for the summit attempt etc….The daily waling /climbing / ascent duration depends on each camp basis, such as during approach to Base camp an average walking duration is 5-6, whereas from Base camp to Camp different camps is 4-5 hours in average and from Camp 4 to the summit is 8+ hours depending on each climber. The above average duration is just generalized, but the actual climbing duration depends on each climber.

Administrative Formality / Climbing permit

There are quite lot of government formalities for obtaining the Manaslu Climbing permit, and as a professional mountaineering Expedition organizer company we take every administrative formalities for Climbing Manaslu seriously so that the member/client could enjoy a hassle free Manaslu Climbing. We process the permits 3 months in advance, therefore you are requested to send the relevant documents (please print them, fill up, scan them & send us by e-mail along with a scan passport photograph, Photo, Agreement form for each members, BIO-DATA of each members and Expedition Application Form only for group leader):

Difficulty of the Manaslu Climb

This is another major question frequently asked. And the answer to this is rather simple; the difficulty of any mountaineering depends on your previous climbing experience, physical fitness, mental preparedness etc… Manaslu Climbing is of course difficult not from technical part but due to its harsh weather conditions, high altitudes. There will be fixed ropes at difficult section of the climb to different camps to the summit for climb, so if you are bit careful about using your personal equipments such as you must not forget to cliff on your safety karabiners on fixed lines, step up your crampons carefully etc, the climb is not difficult, but for altitudinal adaptation, though the expedition is well planned in terms of proper acclimatization, at the same time it is important that you must have at least previous climbing / mountaineering experience for Manaslu expedition and proper use of technical gears such as crampons, jumar, ice-axe etc., also physical exercise by running, long walking, cardio vascular exercises. It is also important that you have general check up with your doctor before coming on the expedition.

At an Emergency

ASIANA NEPAL TREKS & EXPEDITION prides itself on being prepared for any emergency situation during Manaslu expedition. Our guides / Sirdars are trained in first aid and can deal with most of the basic ailments that are associated with the Manaslu Climbing / mountaineering. When a serious emergency does occur, then outside help is needed and such rescues are expensive therefore every climber should have his or her own insurance arranged before coming to Nepal. It is advised that you buy the Insurance Policy right from the home Country through a reliable Insurance company covering medical, accidental and rescue evacuation. Please ensure with your insurance company whether they really cover the risk for such high altitude mountaineering expeditions such as for Manaslu expedition. All our guides, staffs and porters are well insured from Asiana Nepal Treks & Expedition before departure for the expedition.

Food safety & the types of food

Food safety to keep our Manaslu expedition members is a priority for us; therefore we brief you about the food safety before departure on an expedition. All food we take for Base camp use are freshly bought from the market, properly checked the date validity or freshness before we dispatch for the expedition and all our cooks and kitchen staffs are trained in cooking varieties of hygienically prepared foods and good taste.

During approach to / from Manaslu Base camp you will have your breakfast and dinner at your teahouse. We stop for lunch at one of the various trailside restaurants. And snacks are always easy to find. During your stay at Base Camp our well trained and experienced cook will prepare fresh and tasty meals and snacks. We will have plenty of food including the traditional Nepali meal Dal Bhat (rice, curry, and lentils), noodles, rice, potatoes, vegetables and soup and Nepalese versions of western food such as pizza and French fries too. There will be also various types of snacks such as biscuits, chocolates, nuts etc also special cakes prepared by our cook with plenty of drinks such as tea, hot chocolates, coffee, juice etc… And for the Full board expedition service food for higher camps above base camp will be various types of light / energy foods such as chocolate bars, dry fruits, biscuits, tea, coffee, sugar, whole meal packed food etc….

Drinking water during Manaslu expedition

During approach from the expedition starting point to Base camp and Back to the finishing point your guide will provide you with all the water you need during your trek to Base Camp, though you may also buy bottled water on the trail, but we do not encourage much on this as the plastic bottles are difficult to dispose off and have become an environmental problem. During your stay at Base camp the water source is either from a small stream or snow melting that our cooks boil and 100% safe to drink or cooking. Above Base camp in the mountains the water source is from snow melting which is safe for drinking as well.

Equipment you should bring

Choosing the right equipment is very important especially for climbing. All group climbing equipments for Manaslu Expedition such as tents, ropes, snow bars, ice-screws, shovel, fuel, cooking pots are provided from Asiana Nepal Treks & Expedition for full board expedition service, whereas you need to have enough personal clothes to stay warm and good gears for climbing or cool yet not over packed. Usually you will have warm days and very cold nights. Detailed information about the personal gear is available on request or briefly explained about the gear list section of the page.

Extra money to bring

Without knowing your proper service selection of the expedition either Full Board expedition service, Base camp service or any other services, it is next to impossible to justify the correct amount you would need to bring, but there will be always only little money that you can bring for personal expenses such as souvenirs, drinks, personal equipment etc... Therefore, we advise you on this after your chosen expedition service.

Experience of our guides / staffs

Asiana Nepal Treks & Expedition has some of the most dependable and experienced guides / Climbing Sherpas. All of our guides / Climbing Sherpas have spent years climbing mountains and Manaslu Climbing experience with many times to the Summit, so you can be confident in our staffs.

Accommodations & toilet facility

We provide a single room for Manaslu Climbing expedition members in Kathmandu. During your approach to Manaslu Base camp you need to share a tent. We provide one tent for two members and at Base camp you will be provided a single tent with thick mattress and pillow to make your sleep comfortable and at Camp I and above you need to share tent with another member which will be also warmer. There will be also a separate toilet and shower tent facility at Base Camp.

Environmental Responsibility

Our approach is to raise environmental awareness among Climbers making the Manaslu Climb expedition an Eco-Manaslu expedition. We also give information to our valued clients on how to minimize maximum damage on the environment. We clean up and bring all our garbage back from Manaslu Base Camp and from the mountain as far as possible produced during the expedition. Yearly we invest 3% of our net profit for the above purpose and furthermore, in participating in various social works in Nepal. We always heartily welcome and enchant your comments and suggestions for a better way to serve our customers, environment and nature.


Manaslu Climb

World’s 8th highest mountain

Elevation: 8,163m/26,781ft

Coordinates: 84° 33' 22'' E- 28° 32' 52''N
Activity: Mountaineering Expedition
Grade: 5 (needs high level of physical fitness & climbing experience at least above 7000m)
Duration: 45 days
First ascent: A Japanese team led by Toshio Imanishi who himself and Gyalzen Norbu, Nepal first climbed Manaslu on May 9, 1956.
Listing: Eight-thousander, 8th highest mountain in the world
Entry: Gorkha        Exit: Syange



8,163 m/26,781 ft

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Activity: Mountaineering expedition

Entry: Gorkha                    Exit: Syange

Mt. Manaslu is situated in the central region of Nepal in the Gorkha massif is the eighth highest mountain in the world. The name Manaslu was derived from the Sanskrit word “Maanas” meaning “soul” or “intellect”. Japanese were the first to climb this mountain in 1956, therefore it is still considered as Japanese peak by many people. Though there are many routes to this mountain, as the long ridge and valley glacier offer feasibility to approach from different directions, but South Face is considered to be the most difficult.

Our caravan route to this mountain begins from Gorkha to Samagaon and the return route via the Larky La to the Annapurna classic route, making the expedition one of the memorable one.

Manaslu Climb Expedition guaranteed fixed departure date:

DaysProgram / memoOvernight
01Arrival at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotelHotel
02At leisure in Kathmandu, administrative formalities.Hotel
03Drive from Kathmandu to Machha Khola[[Not allowed]]ft).Lodge
04Trek from Machha Khola to Jagat (1420m / 4658ft).Lodge
05Trek from Jagat to Deng (1806m /5925ft).Lodge
06Trek from Deng to Namrung (2672m / 8766ft).Lodge
07Trek from Namrung to Samagaon (3780m / 12401ft).Lodge
08Rest Day at Samagaon for acclimatizationLodge
09Samagaon to Manaslu Base Camp (4665m / 15305ft).Camp
10-35Climbing Period Manaslu using 4 camps above Base CampCamp
36Cleaning up Manaslu Base CampCamp
37Trek from Manaslu Base Camp to Samagaon (3780m / 12401ft).Lodge
38Trek from Samagaon to Samdo (3873m / 12706ft).Lodge
39Trek from Samdo to Larkya Phedi (4492m / 14737ft).Lodge
40Cross the  Larkya La (5211m / 17096ft) further trek to Bimthang  (3720m    / 12204ft)Lodge
41Trek from Bimthang to Dharapani (2007m / 6584ft).Lodge
42Trek from Dharapani to Syange (1195m / 3920ft).Lodge
43Drive from Syange to Kathmandu transfer to Hotel        Hotel
44At Leisure in Kathmandu / Last farewell dinnerHotel
45Departure your destination 


FULL BOARD SERVICE UP TO SUMMITFull Board Service Means:Asiana Nepal Treks & Expedition offers Full Board Service up to Summit for our entire range of flagship Mountaineering Expeditions to all 7000m to 8000m peaks. Our Full Board service means that we will provide a Trekking service, an in-Base camp service and High camp service executed by your Sherpa Climbing Guide. All our Full Board clients will have a personal Sherpa Climbing guide exclusively dedicated to the client for the duration of the climb.Our climbing Sherpa guide team will establish and secure climbing route in collaboration with other climbing teams participating on the route; Establish all high camps with camping equipment, provisions and oxygen and prepare high altitude food for his client; Assist his client on the route and ensure client safety and wellbeing on the route through guiding and negotiating the route access priorities at pace and schedule determined by clients’ physical condition and preferred pace; Ensure total commitment to the client in case of emergency with clients’ safety and well being as overriding priority.High camp service for Full Board Service clients will consist of provision of all equipment necessary to fix the route, all camping equipment, fuel and food for high camps as well as oxygen provision, including mask and regulator and latest model of Poisk oxygen, Summit system of Mask regulators in quantities specified in your climbing itinerary as per height of Mountain.Full Board Services Cost Included :
  • ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE: Pick up and drop off services for both international & domestic flights as per the itinerary
  • HOTEL ACCOMMODATION: 5 nights Hotel in Kathmandu one  double room with  breakfast basis
  • WELCOME DINNER: A welcome dinner with Office Staff in a typical Nepali restaurant in Kathmandu
  • TRANSPORTATION: Kathmandu to Base Camp to Kathmandu transportation cost for our  overall expedition crew for  the entire expedition and trekking
  • CLIMBING PERMIT: Expedition Royalty and Climbing Permit Charge by Nepal Government to climb Mount Manaslu expedition
  • ROUTE FIXING CHARGE: manaslu summit route fixing charge
  • TRASH: Stool shipment and other garbage disposal fee
  • MEALS: Fresh Meals on full board (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner) with Hot Drinks/ Tea/ Coffee/ fresh meat & fresh vegetable during the climbing and trekking days
  • LIAISON OFFICER: Government Liaison officer and his daily wages, equipment, food, insurance, and both way airfare
  • COOK AND KITCHEN HELPERS: Experienced and well-trained base camp cook, Camp-2 cook and Kitchen helpers
  • PORTERS: Porters up to the Kathmandu to Base Camp to Kathmandu and return from the base camp
  • STAFF WAGES: All wages, equipment, food, accommodation, and insurance for all staffs in trekking and expedition
  • MEMBER PERSONAL BAGGAGE:Maximum fifty kilograms per member as a personal baggage
  • BASE CAMP TENT:North face, Kailas, Red Fox or any other branded tent and each expedition member will have an individual tent available at the base camp
  • BASE CAMP EQUIPMENT:Dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, hot shower tent, communication tent, mattress, pillow, table, chair, and  other required equipment
  • ELECTRICITY: Generator at the base camp and solar panel at C2 for light or charging any electronic devices
  • HEATER: Heater at the base camp for a member and staff
  • COMMUNICATION:Communication device like Satellite Phone & Willkie-Talkie in case of emergency.(USE PAY)
  • Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC) & Gamow Bag along with the comprehensive First Aid Kit.
  • Emergency Oxygen with regulator and mask while on mount Manaslu Expeditions.(USE PAY)
  • INTERNET AND CELL-PHONE: Internet service, satellite and cell-phone network available at the base camp (chargeable as per use)
  • MEDICAL SERVICE:HRA medical camp provides emergency medical services with certain charge
  • WEATHER FORECAST:Availability of the daily weather forecast during the entire expedition
  • OXYGEN:O2 Poisk oxygen 3 bottles allocated for member and 2 bottles for each climbing Sherpa
  • MASK AND REGULATOR: Will be provided Top Out or Summit mask regulator for each member and climbing Sherpa
  • BACKUP OXYGEN AND MASK REGULATOR: In case of emergencies, sufficient oxygen and mask regulator available at our base camp
  • HIGH ALTITUDE TENT:North Face, Kailas, Red Fox or any other branded tent from Base Camp to C1, C2, C3 and C4
  • GENERAL CLIMBING EQUIPMENT: EPI gas and gas burner, dynamic climbing rope, ice screws, snow shovel, snow bars, carabineers etc.
  • CLIMBING SHERPA:One professional climbing Sherpa per member
  • CLIMBING SHERPA ALLOWANCE: Equipment that requires advance payment, daily wages, carrying bonus and summit bonus
  • EQUIPMENT ALLOWANCE FOR STAFF: Equipment allowance for Base Camp cook, camp two coo, and kitchen helpers
  • RESCUE INSURANCE: Helicopter rescue insurance for high altitude climbing guide, cook, and staff
  • Emergency Helicopter rescue arrangements,
  • FAREWELL DINNER: Farewell dinner with expedition staff in a Nepali typical restaurant with the cultural show in Kathmandu
  • Exclusions

    Full Board Services Cost Excludes
  • International flight ticket, taxes and visas
  • Lunch & dinner, hotel after 5 nights in Kathmandu
  • Personal trekking & climbing equipment
  • All expenses of personal nature like bar bills, laundry, telephone etc.
  • Insurance for travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation & lost baggage.
  • Applicable permit fee & custom fee for SAT phone, filming camera, communications – equipment (if brought)
  • Extra yak charge
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    Asiana Nepal Treks & Expedition Pvt. Ltd.
    Asiana Nepal Treks & Expedition Pvt. Ltd.
    Expedition, Trekking, Peak Climbing, Tours
    8,163 m / 26,781 ft
    28.5497 N°, 84.5597 E°