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MT. MANASLU EXPEDITION (8163M)

Mt. Manaslu, The 8th highest peak in the world which is elevated at the height of 8,163m (26,781ft) above sea level.

36 Days+
5 Excellent

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  • Max. Elevation:
    8,163m / 26,763ft
  • Walking Per Day:
    5 - 6 Hours
  • Accommodation:
    Hotel + Lodge + Tent
  • Best Season:
    Autumn/Spring
  • Group Size:
    2 - 15 PAX

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Country

Nepal

Peak Name

Mt. Manaslu

Duration

36 Days+

Route

NE - Route

Rank

8

Weather Reports

Report

Range

Gorkha Himal Range

Trip Overview

Mt. Manaslu, The 8th highest peak in the world which is elevated at the height of 8,163m (26,781 ft) above sea level is located in the ridges of Mansiri Himal in the Gorkha District of Nepal. Regarded as the “mountain of the spirit”, Mt. Manaslu is identified as Mt. Kutung in Tibet. This peak lies about 64km east of Mount Annapurna. Two mountaineers Toshio Imanishi and Gyalzen Norbu ascended to the top on 9th May 1956. Although there were several expeditions to Manaslu earlier expedition to Manaslu was legally unlocked only in 1991. Since, the inaugural expedition by H.W Tilman, Mt Manaslu has been popular among tough trekkers, and this region is still constrained to limited clusters and only well-structured trekkers in the group can trek here. Manaslu region is very isolated resulting in challenging rescuing.

The ascending is more technical than that of other peaks like Cho Oyu and Shisha Pangma. The base camp of Manaslu lies at a height of 4700m. Long crests of the mountain offer the possibility to be scaled from every direction to conclude to the top that is sharply above its neighboring scenes. Among six routes, the route starting from the south is hard-hitting while the northeast face route is the most common. Every year Seven Summit Treks organize a large number of successive expeditions of Mt. Manaslu.

Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Arrival in Kathmandu (1400m) & Transfer to the Hotel
    Breakfast
    Hotel

  • Day 2
    Rest in Kathmandu, expedition briefing and Preparation
    B/D
    Hotel

  • Day 3
    Drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar (760m)
    B/L/D
    Lodge

  • Day 4
    Drive from Besisahar to Dharapani (1,860)
    B/L/D
    Lodge

  • Day 5
    Trek from Dharapani to Gowa (2,530m)
    B/L/D
    Lodge

  • Day 6
    Trek from Gowa to Bhimthang (3,720m)
    B/L/D
    Lodge

  • Day 7
    Acclimatization at Bhimthang (Rest Day)
    B/L/D
    Lodge

  • Day 8
    Trek from Bhimthang to Samdo (3,872m) via Larke Pass (5,160m)
    B/L/D
    Lodge

  • Day 9
    Trek from Samdo to Sama Gaun (3,541m)
    B/L/D
    Lodge

  • Day 10
    Trek from Sama Gaun to Manaslu Basecamp (4700m)
    B/L/D
    Tent

  • Day 11-22
    Rotation: [Basecamp – Rotation (Camp I, Camp II, touch Camp III) – Basecamp]
    Full Board
    Tent

  • Day 23-29
    Summit Push: [Base Camp - Manaslu Summit (8,163m)– Base Camp]
    Full Board
    Tent

  • Day 30
    Trek from Manaslu Base Camp to Sama Gaun (3,541m)
    B/L/D
    Lodge

  • Day 31
    Trek from Sama Gaun to Namrung (2,670m)
    B/L/D
    Lodge

  • Day 32
    Trek from Namrung to Philim (1,606m)
    B/L/D
    Lodge

  • Day 33
    Trek from Philim to Machha Khola (883m)
    B/L/D
    Lodge

  • Day 34
    Drive from Machha Khola to Kathmandu & transfer to the Hotel
    B/L
    Hotel

  • Day 35
    Leisure Day in Kathmandu
    Breakfast
    Hotel

  • Day 36
    Transfer to International Airport for final departure
    Breakfast

Route Map

Cost Includes

  • ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE : Airport - Hotel transfers – Airport (Pick Up and Drop), by a private vehicle.
  • HOTEL ACCOMMODATION IN KATHMANDU : 4 nights hotel in Kathmandu (4-star category) - single room on bed and breakfast plan.
  • WELCOME DINNER : One Welcome Dinner in a tourist standard restaurant in Kathmandu with Office’s Staff.
  • CARGO CLEARANCE : Assistance for cargo clearance in Nepal’s Customs, clearance cost is subject to a charge.
  • PERMITS : Expedition Royalty and permit of Nepal Government to climb Mt. Manaslu Conservation area entry permits and fee.
  • RESTRICTED AREA PERMIT : Restricted area permit fee.
  • LIAISON OFFICER : 1 Government Liaison officer with full equipment, salary, and accommodation.
  • GARBAGE MANAGEMENT : Stool Shipment Transfer & Garbage Deposit fees.
  • INSURANCE : Medical & Emergency rescue Insurance for all involved Nepalese staff during the trek and expedition.
  • MAP : Trekking and climbing map.
  • DUFFLE BAG : One Seven Summit Treks’ Duffle Bag.
  • MEMBER TRANSPORTATION : Land Transportation: Drive from Kathmandu to Dharapani via Besishashar, and while returning Machha Khola to Kathmandu, as per itinerary.
  • EXPEDITION STUFFS TRANSPORTATION : All necessary equipment transportation for all Members and Staff from Kathmandu to Arukhet (by jeep) – Arukhet to Sama Gaun (by Heli) and Base camp (by Porters) – While returning: Base camp to Sama Gaun (by porters) – Sama Gaun to Arukhet (by Heli) and Arughat to Kathmandu (by Jeep)
  • MEMBER LUGGAGE : Up to 60 Kg per member for personal baggage during the trek to be carried by porters or Yaks.
  • FOOD AND LODGING : 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner; including tea and coffee) along with accessible accommodation at Hotel/Lodge during the trek and at the Basecamp. Hygienic and fresh green vegetables, fresh meat, fruits, soft drinks, and juice will be served regularly during the entire expedition using helicopter flights. Well-managed base camp set up for members & Staff.
  • PORTER : Porter per member up to and from Base camp (both ways).
  • BASE CAMP STAFF : Experienced and well-trained Base Camp Cook & kitchen Helpers as required.
  • STAFF SALARY AND ALLOWANCE : All Nepalese staff & porter’s daily wages, salary, equipment, food & clothing.
  • BASE CAMP TENT : Each member will have an individual box tent in Base Camp.
  • BASE CAMP EQUIPMENT : Single Tent, foam mattresses and pillow per member, 1 Dinning Tent, 1 Kitchen Tent, 1 Communication tent, 1 Toilet & 1 Shower Tent, 1 Staffs Tent, 1 Tent for Nepalese base camp staffs, Store tents, Tables & chairs & all necessary cooking gears.
  • HEATER : Heater at base camp in each Dining and other necessary camps.
  • SOLAR/GENERATOR/LIGHT : 1 Solar panel or Generator for battery charge and light at base camp for use.
  • BAKERY AND BAR AT BASE CAMP : Bakery and bar for the team members of Seven Summit Treks.
  • TRAINING : Oxygen, Mask Regulator, Ice wall, and Ladder training at basecamp by a professional guide.
  • HIGH ALTITUDE CLIMBING SHERPA : 1 veteran and government-licensed climbing Sherpa per member (1 Member: 1 Sherpa), during the entire climb from Basecamp to the summit and back, and on each rotation.
  • ASSISTANCE : Climbing Sherpa to assist in carrying your gear to the high camps.
  • CLIMBING SHERPA SALARY & ALLOWANCE : Climbing Sherpa Salary, Equipment, Food, and Clothing.
  • OXYGEN BOTTLE (O2) : Summit Oxygen: 3 oxygen bottles (4 ltrs.) for each member and 1 oxygen bottle for each high-altitude Sherpa. **
  • OXYGEN MASK & REGULATOR : 1 Set of Summit Oxygen masks and regulator for each member and high-altitude Sherpa, which has to be returned after the expedition. **
  • BACK-UP OXYGEN : Back up Oxygen Cylinder, mask, and regulator (with appropriate charge).
  • HIGH CAMP SERVICE (INFRASTRUCTURE AND LOGISTICS) : High Altitude Tent, Necessary cooking EPI gas, cooking pot, High food for a member, Sherpa, and other crews at (C1) (C2) (C3) and (C4). Group climbing gears, and fixed and dynamic rope during the climbing period as required.
  • HIGH CAMP KITCHEN AND DINING : SST will have one cook, kitchen, and dining tents in Camp I and Camp II.
  • HIGH ALTITUDE TENT : Members will share tents in high camps (2 members: 1 tent).
  • ROPE FIXING TEAM : The team of experienced Sherpas will fix the route on Manaslu (no extra charge will be applied to members).
  • SATELLITE PHONE : Satellite Phone for emergency communication carried by Sherpa, also available for members with appropriate charge.
  • WALKIE-TALKIE : Walkie–Talkie for communicating from Base Camp to Mountain and Mountain to Base Camp.
  • PERMITS : Satellite Phone/Walkie-talkie permit for all members and staff.
  • INTERNET SERVICE : Internet facility (1 Mbps) will be available at the Base Camp (subject to a charge).
  • WEATHER FORECAST : Weather forecast report regularly from Meteotest, Bern (Switzerland) during the entire expedition.
  • MEDICAL KIT : Comprehensive Medical kit for members and staff.
  • CERTIFICATE : Mt. Manalsu climbing certificate issued by MoCTCA (after climbing Mt. Manaslu successfully).

Cost Excludes

  • AIR FARE : International flight airfare (from and to Kathmandu).
  • NEPAL ENTRY VISA FEE : Nepalese Visa fee is $125 USD for 90 Days.
  • LUNCH & DINNER : Lunch & dinner during the stay in Kathmandu (also in case of early return from Trekking / Expedition than the scheduled itinerary).
  • EXTRA NIGHTS IN KATHMANDU : Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu. In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from Trekking / Expedition, domestic flight cancellation (due to any other reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • INSURANCE POLICY : Insurance covering both medical and high-altitude evacuation costs (for the trip cancellation, interruption, high altitude rescue & air evacuation, medical treatment, repatriation, etc.) *Mandatory
  • PERSONAL EXPENSES : Telephone Calls, Internet, Toiletries, battery recharge, hot shower, laundry, soft drinks, beers, and any Alcoholic beverages (during the trek and in Kathmandu but we will have soft drinks for members at base camp).
  • PERSONAL CLIMBING EQUIPMENT : Clothing, Packing Items, Bags, Personal Medical Kit, and all kinds of Personal Trekking / Climbing Gear.
  • TOILETRIES : Soaps, shampoos, toilet and tissue papers, toothpaste, and other items used to keep yourself clean.
  • FILMING : Special Filming, Camera, and Drone permit fee.
  • INTERNET SERVICE : Not included during the trek.
  • SUMMIT BONUS : Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa- Minimum 1500 USD.
  • TIPS : Calculate some tips for Basecamp staff – Minimum 400 USD.
  • EXTRA : Any other services or activities, which are not mentioned in the itinerary and other items not listed in the “Cost Includes” section.

Fixed Dates

Date Status Group Size Action
41 Days
Start Date- 2022-09-05
End Date-2022-10-15
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34 Days
Start Date- 2022-09-07
End Date-2022-10-10
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34 Days
Start Date- 2022-09-07
End Date-2022-10-10
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41 Days
Start Date- 2023-09-05
End Date-2023-10-15
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34 Days
Start Date- 2023-09-07
End Date-2023-10-10
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Reviews

  • Sanja Kolonic

    Australia

    Seven Summit Treks and Arnold Coster, thank you for arranging an incredible and memorable expedition to Manaslu. From the trek into the comforts of base camp to the time spent climbing and safely returning to Kathmandu, your professional and exceptional service on and off the mountain exceeded my expectation. Moreover, your experienced and committed team of sherpas and office staff went beyond to ensure our safety and comfort. Thank you. I can't wait to climb with you again, hopefully soon!

  • Sung IL Nam

    South Korea

    I have climbed Manaslu (8,163m) in September 2017, utilizing the service of Seven Summit Treks Ltd. (SST) I have been pleasantly surprised with the quality service that I received during the expedition. First, I was very satisfied with the smooth schedule management of the SST. From the day I left Kathmandu (Sep.9) to the day I returned to Kathmandu (Sep.29), there was no single day of waiting or waste. Everything was moving on so fluently; Heli flight, rest, moving up to BC, puja, acclimatization trip, rest, summit push, return to Kathmandu. Amazingly, it took only 16 days from the day of arrival at BC(Sep.11) to the day of the summit (Sep 27). Mingma Sherpa, Dawa Sherpa, and other management staff diligently worked for this smooth transition of each phase. Secondly, I appreciate the excellent Basecamp food. Everything was so fresh! I think this is possible only with SST because it has so many clients that operate 5 or 6 kitchens at the same time and they are equipped with everyday new fresh supplies such as fruits and vegetables. The economy of scale produces a quality of scale here! In my opinion, the SST is greatly undervalued in the market now. There is a bias against Nepali and Nepali companies. Some western critics often say “cheap operator”, implying ‘low quality. However, clever clients know and choose ‘good priced high-quality service such as SST.

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    Grading

    Below the different grades shown in the chart are explained in more detail.

    For Expeditions

    1. Easy (E): Climb requires one-day climbs, or a multiday climbs with non-technical elements.
    2. Moderate (M): Either a serious one-day climbs, or a multiday climbs with some technical elements. Requires an average level of physical fitness.
    3. Difficult (D): Multiday climbs with some moderately technical elements. Requires an above average fitness level and high level of stamina.
    4. Hard Difficult (HD): Multiday, Highly technical climb. Requires high level of physical fitness and stamina.
    5. Very Difficult (VD): Multiday, Extremely technical climb. Requires very high level of Physical fitness and stamina.

    Grading

    Below the different grades shown in the chart are explained in more detail.

    For Trekking

    1. Light: Light walking and generally level hiking that is good for most fitness levels. During these trips, hill-walking experience is desirable.
    2. Moderate: Trek has various types of moderate to difficult terrain, including rough trails and normally 3 to 5 hours a day. Requires an average to above average fitness level.
    3. Moderate+: High altitude treks above 3000 meters or in fairly difficult terrain- normally 4 to 6 hours a day. Requires an above average fitness level and high level of stamina.
    4. Extreme: These high altitude treks or passes are known to be the most strenuous and has difficult terrain and conditions. These treks may require a degree of mountaineering skills and you capability of carrying on normally at an altitude of 4000-5600 meters. Daily walking is 5-8 hours approx.

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    Bahrain

    Seven summits are the best! Very professional highly recommended and fun people to work with.. 👏

    Nir Shah

    Great Britain

    My wife and I had an amazing experience with Seven Summits for the Everest Base Camp Trek. The company was extremely hospitable with a welcome dinner on day 1, including an introduction to our guide. Speaking of our guide, Phurkitar, he was simply brilliant. During the trek, he was very patient as both of us went through physical and emotional tiredness, and he ensured we reached EBC without any major issues. In addition, he helped cater to my vegan and my wife's vegetarian diets throughout the trek. Cannot compliment Phurkitar enough for all his efforts.

    Would readily book with Seven Summits again.

    Chris Huntsman

    USA

    These guys are the real deal. Incredibly professional and helpful; I genuinely couldn’t imagine hiking to base camp any other way.

    Seven summits planned everything, lodging, flights, and meals. All I had to do was show up and hike. My bag got lost on the way into Lukla (the airlines' fault not Seven Summits) but these guys (Sherpa Chhepal) organized a personal porter to bring my pack up to us since we’d already started our trek.

    Not only did Chhepal square away a porter but he did even more digging and got my bag on a helicopter instead. I had it first thing in the morning; it was incredible. When I was heading back to Kathmandu once we were finished, I realized I had time to catch an earlier flight if I could get out of Lukla on time. Well our flight was delayed but Seven Summits squoze me on a helicopter, got me to KTM, and I started making my journey home an entire day early because of that.

    Besides being super knowledgeable, helpful, A+ customer service, and everything else, these guys were just cool to hang out with. Made a lot of friends and would recommend Seven Summits to anyone in my circle.

    Damon Tedford

    Canada

    I had an excellent experience with these guys. They had a stellar Ama Dablam basecamp, a solid group of Sherpas, and great food. I'll be using them again on future climbs.

    Richard McConnell

    UK/Bahrain

    Simply the best in the business.

    We climbed Lobuche East, Manaslu, and Everest with SST. The quality of guidance, Sherpa support, training, and service was second to none.

    Due to Covid, we had to combine our Lobuche and Manaslu expeditions, normally this would be a huge logistical nightmare for any other company, SST have the team size, logistic support, and experience to make this happen…. All of this was also done during the lockdown. We were in a unique position being a national team, we could isolate ourselves before travel and upon arrival in Nepal, we had no fixed timeline to meet and had the use of a military aircraft for travel so SST presented this to the Nepalese Government who agreed to use us as the test case and allow us to climb in autumn 2020 and see if it would be possible to open the Khumbu for the spring 2021 season.

    Both Lobuche and Manaslu were a huge success, the basecamp and higher camp setup were fantastic, the staff was amazing throughout and it made us look forward to Everest.

    Everest was even better, the training, trek, and climbing were fully supported, we didn’t have to ask for anything, SST fixed the ropes to the summit and planned our climb perfectly, and we were the first team to the summit on the first day of the first weather window… couldn’t have planned it any better. We felt fully supported and safe throughout!

    We went for an all-inclusive package so booked all of our travel, insurance, kit and equipment, full basecamp and climbing service included, as well as a full 90-minute documentary made by their climbing camera team.

    Overall an amazing company that I would thoroughly recommend to everyone, their experience, skills, reputation, and connections within all levels of government mean they can provide what others can’t…. Don’t always believe the hype around other companies…. They’re almost always on an SST permit, using SST Sherpas and base camp staff and use SST to set up their base camps, etc… around 50% of climbers on Everest in 2021 were on SST permits.

    NO OTHER COMPANY CAN DO WHAT THEY DO!!!