Manaslu Expedition
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Manaslu Expedition

Manaslu is the eighth highest mountain in the world standing with an altitude of 8163 meters above sea level. The meaning of Manaslu Mountain is ‘mountain of sprit’. Manaslu is also known as Japanese mountain as Everest is considered as British Mountain.

Fact About Trip

Trip Duration:

45 days

Trekking area:

Manaslu Circuit

Cost of trekking:

7500 USD

Group Size:

2-16

Maximum altitude:

8163m

Best Season:

March to May/ September to November

Transportation:

Tourist Vehcle for pickup/ Drop and 4 WD Jeep for drive to Soti Khola

Trekking grade:

4E

Trek Start from:

Soti Khola

Trek End at:

Soti Khola

Mode of Trek:

Intermmediate to Advanced

Overview of Manaslu Expedition

Mount Manaslu Expedition 2024 - Spring: Booking Open on Fixed Departure Date

Manaslu is the eighth highest mountain in the world standing with an altitude of 8163 meters above sea level. The meaning of Manaslu Mountain is ‘mountain of sprit’. Manaslu is also known as Japanese mountain as Everest is considered as British Mountain. 

The mountain is located in the Gorkha district about 62km west of Annapurna. The mountain was first climbed on May 9, 1956 by members of Japanese expedition which included Toshio Imanshi and Gyalzen Norbu. This mountain is popularly known for its wonderful views of snow covered mountains, beautiful villages and interaction with different ethnic groups. 

Manaslu Expedition is popular among the climbers for its adventurous trials and provides genuine adventures to the trekkers. The first winter ascent of the mountain was made in 12 January 1984 by Maciej Berbeka and Ryszard Gajewski. Till now more than 600 people have attempt to summit Manaslu Mountain. The death rate of the summiteers attempting to summit Manaslu is only about 9 percent which is comparatively lower than other mountains. 

Manaslu Expedition Itinerary
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Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport:

Upon landing, you will proceed through immigration where you'll need to present your passport, visa, and any required documentation. After clearing immigration, you'll collect your luggage and proceed through customs.

Airport Assistance:

After coming out of the departure room, you will meet the representative from Actual Adventure Pvt. Ltd holding a sign with your name or the name of the company. They have already arranged transportation and will lead you towards the parking area and help you get in.

Currency Exchange and SIM Card:

Before exiting the airport, there are currency exchange counters where you can convert your currency into Nepalese Rupees (NPR). You can also purchase a local SIM card at the airport for your mobile phone, providing you with a local number and data services during your stay.

Transportation to Hotel:

Depending on your arrangements, you will either be met by a representative of Actual Adventure Pvt. Ltd or can use prepaid taxis or airport transportation services.
The drive from the airport to your hotel takes about 30 minutes, during which you can get an initial glimpse of Kathmandu's vibrant atmosphere, with its bustling streets, shops, and a mix of traditional and modern architecture.

Hotel Check-in:

Upon reaching your hotel, you'll be welcomed by the hotel staff. The check-in process typically involves providing identification, completing any necessary paperwork, and receiving information about hotel amenities and services.
You'll be given room keys and any relevant information about meals, Wi-Fi, and other facilities.

Welcome Briefing:

Some hotels or tour operators may provide a welcome briefing where you'll receive an overview of your stay, including a schedule of activities, any pre-departure meetings, and emergency contact information.
This is also an opportunity to ask any questions you may have about your stay in Kathmandu or the upcoming expedition.

Rest and Refresh:

After the journey, you may want to rest and refresh before venturing out to explore. Take some time to settle into your room, unwind, and acclimate to the local time zone.

Optional Exploration:

Depending on when you arrive, you may have the opportunity to explore nearby areas or visit local attractions. Popular places to visit in Kathmandu include Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, and the lively Thamel street.

Dinner and Overnight Stay:

On your first evening in Kathmandu, you will likely have dinner at the hotel or a nearby restaurant. This is a great chance to try Nepalese food and possibly make new friends among other travelers. After dinner, you can head back to your room for a good night's sleep, looking forward to the exciting adventures that await you.

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1345

Morning Starts: 

Begin your day with hearty breakfast then prepare for you day work.

Permit Issue:

Firstly, you need to obtain permits from the Nepal Tourism Board Office. Our guide or representative will assist you to obtain the expedition permits from  Nepal Tourism Board.

Gear Check:

Ensure all your trekking and climbing gear is in order. This may involve a briefing by your guide or tour operator to go through the checklist and make sure you have all the necessary equipment.

Medical Check:

Some expeditions may require a medical examination to ensure participants are fit for the challenges of high-altitude trekking and climbing.

Last Minute Shopping:

Thamel District:

Thamel is Kathmandu's bustling tourist site, and it's a great place for any last-minute shopping. Here, you can find trekking gear, clothing, snacks, and other essentials.

Equipment Rental:

In case you've missed or need to rent any equipment, Thamel also offers various shops where you can rent or purchase trekking and climbing gear.

Briefing:
Location: Your guide or expedition leader may organize a pre-departure briefing at the hotel or a designated location.

Topics Covered:
Overview of the itinerary and daily schedule.
Safety protocols and emergency procedures.
Review of the trekking route and climbing plan.
Distribution of permits and relevant documentation.
Q&A session for any last-minute concerns.

Short City Exploration:

Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple):

If time allows, a short city exploration might include a visit to Swayambhunath, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its iconic stupa and the resident monkey population.

Local Markets: Explore local markets to get a feel for the vibrant culture and perhaps pick up some souvenirs or local crafts.

Cultural Sites: Depending on your interests, you might visit other cultural sites or landmarks, such as Durbar Square.

Final Check and Packing:

Before retiring for the night, take some time to do a final check of your belongings and ensure all essential items, including permits, passports, and trekking gear, are packed and ready for the early start the next day.

Dinner and Overnight Stay:

The night before you leave for expedition  is usually celebrated with a group dinner, giving you a chance to connect with other trekkers and climbers. After a full day of getting ready, shopping, and sightseeing, you'll head back to your hotel for a restful night's sleep.

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1345

Early Morning Departure:

The day begins early with a departure from your hotel in Kathmandu. Depending on the size of your group and the expedition's logistics, you might travel in a private vehicle or a pre-arranged bus. The journey from Kathmandu to Soti Khola takes approximately 8-9 hours, covering a distance of around 140 kilometers.

The road journey offers breathtaking views of the Nepalese countryside, passing through lush green landscapes, terraced fields, and picturesque villages.

Lunch Break:

En route, there will be a stop for lunch at a local restaurant or roadside eatery. This is an opportunity to enjoy some traditional Nepali cuisine and rest before continuing the drive.

Rural Villages and Towns:

As you travel, you'll pass through several rural villages and small towns, providing glimpses of daily life in the Nepalese countryside. The road to Soti Khola includes river crossings and changes in terrain. The landscape becomes more mountainous as you approach your destination, with the road winding through hills and valleys.

Arrival and Check-in at Teahouse or Lodge in Soti Khola:

After 8-9 hours of driving, you will arrive at Soti Khola, where you will be welcomed by the soothing sounds of the river and the peacefulness of the natural surroundings. Upon arrival, you can check in, settle into your room, and take some time to freshen up.

Dinner and Relaxation:

After a satisfying day of travel and excitement, you will have dinner at the teahouse, where you can enjoy a blend of local and international cuisine. Then, you can retire to your room for a well-deserved night's sleep.

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Trek Lodge
Elevation
730

Morning Start:

After a filling breakfast at the teahouse in Soti Khola, your trekking day starts early in the morning. You'll hit the trail feeling energized and prepared for the day's adventure.

Trek from Soti Khola to Machha Khola:

The trail from Soti Khola to Machha Khola takes you through dense forests and across several suspension bridges that span the roaring Budi Gandaki River. The trek involves a combination of ascents and descents as you navigate through the undulating terrain. The path takes you through traditional villages, terraced fields, and lush greenery.

Lunch Stop:

Around midday, you'll take a break for lunch at a teahouse or a designated rest area along the trail. This is a chance to refuel and enjoy the scenery.

Riverside Trails:

Continuing the trek,  you will follow the riverside, allowing you to enjoy the soothing sound of flowing water and occasional glimpses of the river below.

During the trek, you will come across small villages inhabited by local communities, offering a glimpse into the rural way of life in the Himalayas. You will also have the chance to interact with the friendly locals.

Machha Khola Arrival:

After approximately 5-6 hours of trekking, you'll arrive at Machha Khola where  you'll check in, drop off your backpack, and have a chance to relax and freshen up.

Dinner and Retire for the Night:

In Machha Khola, the evening is a time to relax and unwind. You can enjoy a delicious dinner at the teahouse, with a variety of local and international dishes to choose from. As night falls, you can retire to your room for a peaceful and restful sleep.

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Trek Lodge
Elevation
850

Early Morning Start:

The day begins with an early morning start after a wholesome breakfast at the teahouse in Machha Khola. The crisp mountain air and the anticipation of the day's trek add to the sense of adventure.

Trek from Machha Khola to Jagat 

The trek continues along the Budi Gandaki River, with the trail taking you through rocky terrain, suspension bridges, and charming villages.

As you progress, you'll pass through villages such as Khorlabesi and Tatopani. These villages provide opportunities to interact with locals, witness their daily lives, and perhaps take in some cultural sights.

Lunch Break:

Around midday, you'll take a break for lunch at a teahouse or a scenic spot along the trail. This is a chance to rest, refuel, and enjoy the panoramic views of the surrounding mountains.

Varied Landscapes:

As the trek continues, it offers a variety of landscapes, from terraced fields to dense forests. The vegetation and terrain change as you ascend, providing a dynamic and ever-changing backdrop. The trail features several suspension bridges that span the Budi Gandaki River. 

Jagat Arrival:

After trekking for about 6-7 hours, you will arrive at Jagat. You can check into one of the teahouses, drop off your belongings, and take some time to relax and freshen up.

Exploration of Jagat:

If time permits, you may have the opportunity to explore Jagat and its surroundings. Visit local landmarks, interact with villagers, or simply enjoy the serene atmosphere of this Himalayan village.

Dinner and overnight stay in Jagat.

At the teahouse, dinner is served with a selection of local Nepali cuisine , as international dishes are rarely available at this high elevation. After dinner, you can retire to your room for a restful night's sleep.

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Trek Lodge
Elevation
1290

Early Morning Departure:

The day begins with an early morning departure from Jagat. After a nourishing breakfast at the teahouse, you'll embark on the trail with a sense of anticipation for the day's trek.

Trek from Jagat to Deng 

The journey from Jagat to Deng includes navigating rocky trails with occasional inclines and declines. As you continue, you will be rewarded with stunning views of the Budi Gandaki River and the surrounding scenery.

The trail winds through charming villages such as Salleri, Sirdibas, and Philim, offering a glimpse into the local culture and way of life. Visitors can admire traditional houses, terraced fields, and interact with friendly villagers along the way..

Lunch Break:

Around midday, you'll take a break for lunch at a teahouse or a scenic spot along the trail. Enjoy a delicious meal while surrounded by the beauty of the Himalayan landscape.

Continue your trek to Deng:

As you continue your journey to Deng, you may come across mani walls decorated with Buddhist prayer inscriptions and vibrant prayer flags dancing in the mountain breeze. These religious symbols contribute to the cultural diversity of the trek.

The trail presents a mix of terrain, including forested sections and open areas with panoramic views of the surrounding peaks. 

Deng Arrival:

After 6-8 hours of trekking, you'll arrive in Deng and you'll check in, drop off your backpack, and have the chance to rest and freshen up.

Exploration of Deng:

If time allows, you can explore Deng and its surroundings. Wander through the village, visit any local points of interest, or simply enjoy the peaceful ambiance of this Himalayan settlement.

Dinner and overnight stay in Deng:

At the teahouse, dinner is served with a variety of delicious local cuisine. After enjoying your meal, you can retire to your room for a peaceful night's sleep as the night descends.

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Trek Lodge
Elevation
1800

Morning Departure:

Your day begins with an early morning departure from Deng. After enjoying breakfast at the teahouse, you'll set out on the trail with the promise of another day of trekking adventure.

Trek from Deng to Namrung:

The trail may involve crossing the Budi Gandaki River and navigating through forested sections. As you ascend, the terrain may become steeper, providing both challenges and opportunities to take in breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. Continue to pass through traditional villages, each with its unique charm and cultural significance.

Lunch Break:

Around midday, take a break for lunch at a teahouse or a scenic spot. This is not only a time to refuel with a nutritious meal but also an opportunity to rest and enjoy the natural beauty of the Himalayan landscape.

Mani Walls and Prayer Flags:

As you progress, encounter more mani walls adorned with Buddhist prayers and colorful prayer flags which  symbolize not only add to the cultural richness of the trek but also serve as a source of inspiration for trekkers..

Namrung Arrival:

After 6-7 hours of trekking, you'll reach Namrung where you will  check in, drop off your belongings, and take some time to relax and freshen up before dinner.

Exploration of Namrung:

If time permits, explore Namrung and its surroundings. Wander through the village, interact with locals, and immerse yourself in the unique cultural and natural features of this higher-altitude settlement.

Dinner and Overnight Stay in Namrung:

Come and enjoy a healthy Nepali cuisine for dinner at the teahouse, and mingle with fellow trekkers. After dinner, retire to your room for a well-deserved rest as night falls..

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Trek Lodge
Elevation
2660

Morning Trek Start:

The day commences with an early morning start from Namrung. After a hearty breakfast, you'll set out on the trail, surrounded by the majestic Himalayan landscape.

Trek from Namrung to Lho:

The journey from Namrung to Lho includes a gentle incline, giving you the opportunity to adjust to the higher altitude. While ascending, take in the breathtaking panoramic views of the valleys, hills, and charming traditional villages. Along the way, you'll come across picturesque villages, each with its own distinct charm and cultural importance.

You might also pass by terraced fields, lush forests, and expansive meadows, creating a diverse and visually striking scenery for your trek.

Lunch:

Around midday, take a break for lunch at a teahouse or a scenic spot along the trail. This is an opportunity to refuel, rest, and absorb the natural beauty that surrounds you.

Mani Walls and Chortens:

Encounter more mani walls inscribed with Buddhist prayers and chortens (stupas) that dot the landscape. These religious symbols contribute to the cultural richness of the trek and serve as points of reverence for trekkers.

Lho Arrival:

After 5-6 hours of trekking, you will arrive at Lho. Once there, check in, drop off your backpack, and take some time to relax and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of this high-altitude village.

Exploration of Lho:

If time permits, explore Lho and its surroundings. Visit the local gompa (monastery), take a leisurely stroll through the village, and soak in the unique cultural and natural features of this Himalayan settlement.

Dinner and Overnight stay in Lho:

You will savor a delicious dinner at the teahouse featuring authentic Nepali cuisine. Depending on the weather, you can choose between hot or cold water to accompany your meal. After dinner, you can retire to your room for a peaceful night's sleep.

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Trek Lodge
Elevation
3180

Morning Departure:

Begin the day with a morning departure from Lho. After a satisfying breakfast at the teahouse, set out on the trail with the awe-inspiring views of the Manaslu Massif in the backdrop.

Trek from Lho to Sama Gaun:

The trek from Lho to Sama Gaun offers a relatively short but picturesque trail. As you ascend, enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, including Manaslu, and immerse yourself in the beauty of the Himalayan landscapes.

Along the way, you will pass through smaller settlements, providing unique cultural insights. 

You will encounter chortens and mani walls adorned with Buddhist prayers. These religious symbols are integral to the Himalayan culture and contribute to the spiritual ambiance of the trek.

Gradual Ascent:

The trail involves a gradual ascent, allowing for acclimatization to the increasing altitude. The slower pace also provides an opportunity to fully appreciate the natural surroundings.

Sama Gaun Arrival:

After 3-4 hours of trekking, you will reach Sama Gaun. Upon arrival, check in, drop off your belongings, and take a moment to relax and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of this Himalayan settlement.

Exploration of Sama Gaun:

If time allows, explore Sama Gaun and its surroundings.You can visit the local monastery, interact with the friendly villagers, and take in the unique cultural and natural features of this higher-altitude village.

Dinner

Indulge in a delightful dinner at your teahouse, where you can also connect with other trekkers, exchange stories, and bask in the welcoming atmosphere of Himalayan hospitality. As the evening sets in, retireat to your room for a peaceful night's rest.

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Trek Lodge
Elevation
3500

 Early Morning Start:

The day begins with an early morning start from Sama Gaun. After a hearty breakfast at the teahouse, you'll embark on the challenging yet rewarding journey towards Manaslu Base Camp.

Trek from Sama Gaun to Manaslu Base Camp:

The trail begins with a steep climb as you depart from Sama Gaun. The breathtaking views of the nearby mountains,particularly the impressive Manaslu, create a picturesque setting for your trek.

As you continue to ascend, you may encounter rocky trails, moraines, and snow-covered areas, all within the stunning landscape of the high Himalayas. Along the way, you will also pass through yak pastures, providing a glimpse of local life amidst the remote and rugged terrain.

Challenging Sections:

The trek to Manaslu Base Camp involves challenging sections, including steep ascents and possibly some technical terrain. Your guide will provide support and ensure the safety of the group.

Altitude Considerations:

As you ascend to higher altitudes, pay attention to your body and any signs of altitude-related issues. Stay hydrated, maintain a steady pace, and listen to your guide's instructions for a safe and enjoyable trek.

Manaslu Base Camp Arrival:

After 7-9 hours of trekking, you'll arrive at the spectacular Manaslu Base Camp, situated at an elevation of 4800 meters. The base camp offers unobstructed views of the towering Manaslu Peak and the surrounding Himalayan panorama.

Settlement at Base Camp:

Accommodations at Manaslu Base Camp are often in temporary or seasonal campsites. The facilities may be basic, but the experience of staying in the heart of the mountains is unparalleled.

Rest and Recovery:

Upon arrival, take time to rest, rehydrate, and allow your body to acclimatize to the high altitude. Enjoy the silence and remoteness of the base camp, surrounded by the grandeur of the Manaslu Massif.

Stargazing at High Altitude:

Manaslu Base Camp offers a unique chance for stargazing, with minimal light pollution providing a stunning view of the stars and constellations.

Briefing for the Next Day:

Your guide or expedition leader may conduct an evening briefing, discussing the plan for the next day's activities. If you're planning to ascend Manaslu, there will be details about the climb, safety precautions, and any necessary preparations.

Dinner and Overnight stay in Manaslu Base Camp:

After reaching the high-altitude destination, dinner is served at the base camp, providing an opportunity to celebrate the accomplishment with fellow trekkers.  As the night progresses, it's time to retire to your accommodation for a well-deserved rest.

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Tented Camp
Elevation
4800

Preparation and Acclimatization:

The climbing period begins with thorough preparations and acclimatization. Climbers will engage in shorter climbs to higher altitudes, gradually acclimatizing their bodies to the reduced oxygen levels.

Base Camp Activities:

While not actively climbing, base camp serves as a hub for various activities. Climbers and the support team will review climbing techniques, safety procedures, and assess weather conditions. Additionally, time is spent on physical conditioning and rest.

Climbing Camps Establishment:

Advanced Base Camp (ABC) and higher camps are established to provide strategic points for climbers to acclimatize and stage their ascent. Each camp is stocked with necessary equipment, supplies, and tents.

Acclimatization Rotations:

Climbers undertake acclimatization rotations, which involve climbing to higher camps and then descending to lower altitudes for rest. This process is repeated to enhance the body's ability to function in low oxygen conditions.

Camp 1 (5700 m) and Camp 2 (6400 m):

Climbers progress to higher altitudes, reaching Camp 1 and Camp 2. These camps are crucial for acclimatization and serve as staging points for the final ascent.

Skills Training:

Climbers receive training on essential skills, including ice and rock climbing techniques, rope work, and safety procedures. This ensures that everyone is well-prepared for the challenges of the higher elevations.

Weather Monitoring:

Continuous monitoring of weather conditions is essential. Climbing teams stay informed about forecasts, identifying optimal windows for the summit push while avoiding unfavorable weather patterns.

Summit Push Preparation:

As the climbing team progresses through the acclimatization process, preparations intensify for the summit push. Gear checks, final briefings, and mental conditioning become focal points.

Summit Push (Day 35-38):

The summit push is a carefully orchestrated effort. Climbers embark on the final ascent, navigating challenging terrain, including crevasses and steep slopes. The push is typically broken into stages, with overnight stays at higher camps.

Summit Day (Day 38):

The pinnacle of the climbing period is summit day. Climbers begin the final push to the summit during the early hours of the morning. The ascent is physically demanding, and climbers draw on their training and determination to reach the summit.

Summit Celebrations:

Reaching the summit is a moment of triumph. Climbers take in the breathtaking views from the highest point on Manaslu, celebrating their accomplishment and reflecting on the challenges overcome.

Descent:

The descent is equally crucial for safety. Climbers carefully navigate the terrain, returning to lower camps and eventually to Base Camp. The descent requires concentration and endurance.

Post-Climb Reflection:

After the climb, there's time for reflection and camaraderie at Base Camp. Climbers share their experiences, and there may be celebratory gatherings to mark the successful ascent of Mount Manaslu.

Base Camp Cleanup:

Base Camp cleanup is an integral part of responsible climbing. Climbers, along with support staff, ensure that the environment is left in pristine condition.

Return to Lower Altitudes:

After the climbing period concludes, the team descends to lower altitudes, allowing bodies to recover and adjust to richer oxygen levels. This period includes rest and relaxation.

Debrief and Departure:

A thorough debriefing session is conducted, where climbers and support staff share feedback and experiences. Once debriefing is complete, climbers depart for home, concluding their remarkable journey on Mount Manaslu.

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Tented Camp
Elevation
8163

Morning Descent:

The day begins with an early morning start from Manaslu Base Camp. After a hearty breakfast, the descent towards Sama Gaun commences. The trek involves retracing the path taken during the ascent.

Trek back to Sama Gaun from Base Camp:

As you descend from the high altitudes, the trail may consist of rocky paths, moraines, and occasional snow patches. It's important to be mindful of your footing while trekking downhill, and using trekking poles can help make the descent easier. Take in the breathtaking panoramic mountain views as you make your way down. Along the way, you'll pass through yak pastures and may even come across herds of yaks grazing in the high-altitude meadows.

Memorable Stops:

Take breaks at scenic spots or designated resting areas along the trail. These breaks not only provide an opportunity to rest but also allow trekkers to soak in the natural beauty and reflect on the experiences of the climb.

Lunch Break:

Around midday, take a break for lunch at a suitable spot along the trail. Enjoy a nourishing meal while surrounded by the mountainous landscape, sharing stories and memories with fellow trekkers.

Arrival in Sama Gaun:

After 7-8 hours of trekking, you'll arrive back in Sama Gaun. The village welcomes you with its serene atmosphere and traditional stone houses. 

Upon arrival, check in, drop off your belongings, and take some time to relax and unwind after the descent.

Dinner and Overnight stay in Sama Gaun.

The teahouse serves dinner, featuring a variety of local Nepali cuisine and other dinner items. After dinner, guests can retire to their rooms for a well-deserved rest as the night settles in.

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Trek Lodge
Elevation
3500

Morning Departure:

Start the day with an early morning departure from Sama Gaun. After a hearty breakfast, bid farewell to the picturesque village and begin the descent towards Namrung.

Trek from Sama Gaun to Namrung:

The initial part of the trek involves descending through alpine landscapes. Enjoy the changing scenery as you gradually make your way down from the higher altitudes. As you descend, catch glimpses of traditional villages dotting the landscape. 

Lunch Break:

Around midday, take a break for lunch at a teahouse or a scenic spot along the trail. This is a chance to rest, refuel, and enjoy the surroundings before continuing the descent.

 Mani Walls and Chortens:

As you continue the trek, you will encounter more mani walls adorned with Buddhist prayers and chortens (stupas). These religious symbols, seen throughout the trek, continue to add to the cultural richness of the region.

Namrung Arrival:

After 5-6 hours of trekking, you'll arrive in Namrung. Upon arrival, check in, drop off your backpack, and take some time to relax and freshen up.

Exploration of Namrung:

If time permits, explore Namrung and its surroundings. Wander through the village, interact with locals, and revisit any cultural landmarks or points of interest you may have missed during the initial trek.

Dinner and Overnight stay in Namrung:

 At the teahouse, dinner is served with a variety of local and international dishes. After dinner, guests can retire to their rooms for a restful night's sleep as night falls.

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Trek Lodge
Elevation
2660

 Early Morning Departure:

Begin the day with an early morning departure from Namrung. After a nourishing breakfast at the teahouse, start the trek towards Lokpa.

Trek from Namrung to Lokpa

The trail from Namrung offers a picturesque descent as you journey to lower elevations. Take in the changing landscapes, from alpine terrain to verdant forests and quaint villages.

You will pass through traditional villages, and have the opportunity to engage with locals, gaining insight into their daily routines.

The trail may take you across suspension bridges spanning the Budhi Gandaki River, adding an adventurous element to the trek and providing breathtaking views of the river and surrounding scenery.

Lunch Break:

Take a break for lunch around midday. Whether at a teahouse or a scenic spot, this pause allows you to refuel, rest, and appreciate the natural beauty of the region.

Mani Walls and Prayer Flags:

As you continue your trek, you will come across more cultural symbols, including mani walls decorated with Buddhist prayers and vibrant prayer flags dancing in the mountain breeze.

As you descend, the trail may lead you through rhododendron forests and other vegetation, adding to the variety of the trek.

Lokpa Arrival and check in accommodation:

After 6-7 hours of trekking, you'll arrive in Lokpa. Upon arrival, check in, drop off your backpack, and take some time to relax and freshen up before dinner.

Dinner and Overnight stay in Lokpa:

Come and enjoy dinner at the teahouse, where we offer a variety of local and international dishes. After your meal, retreat to your room for a peaceful night's sleep as the night falls.

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Trek Lodge
Elevation
2240

Early Morning Start:

Start the day early from Lokpa and enjoy a hearty breakfast before embarking on a trek towards Dovan. Get ready for a day of trekking and adventure.

Trek from Lokpa to Dovan:

The trail initially involves a descent as you leave Lokpa behind. The descent may take you through forests, offering glimpses of the diverse flora and fauna that characterize the region.

As you progress, you might encounter river crossings, adding an adventurous element to the trek.

Lunch Break:

Around midday, take a break for lunch at a teahouse or a scenic spot. Enjoy a well-deserved rest, refuel with a nutritious meal, and take in the natural beauty surrounding you. The ever-changing scenery keeps the trek interesting and visually captivating.

Gradual Ascent:

Parts of the trail may involve a gradual ascent, adding a moderate challenge to the trek. The pace allows for acclimatization as you approach higher elevations.

Dovan Arrival and Check-in at Teahouse: 

After 6-8 hours of trekking, you'll arrive in Dovan. Upon arrival, check in, drop off your backpack, and take some time to relax and unwind before dinner.

Exploration of Dovan:

If time permits, explore Dovan and its surroundings. Take a leisurely stroll through the village, enjoy the scenic views, and perhaps visit any nearby points of interest.

Dinner and overnight stay in Dovan:

Indulge in a delightful dinner at the teahouse and then retire to your room for a peaceful night's sleep as the night falls.

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Trek Lodge
Elevation
2500


Early Morning Start:

Begin the day with an early morning start from Dovan. Enjoy a hearty breakfast at the teahouse, preparing for the trek towards Labu Besi.

Trek from Dovan to Labu Besi

The trek initially involves a descent from Dovan, following the trail as it winds through the lush landscapes. Descend through forests and, at times, rocky terrain, enjoying the diverse scenery.

As you descend, catch panoramic views of the Budhi Gandaki River below. You can interact with locals, observe their daily activities, and immerse yourself in the local culture as you make your way towards Labu Besi.

Lunch Break:

Around midday, take a break for lunch at a teahouse or a scenic spot along the trail. Enjoy a well-deserved rest, share stories with fellow trekkers, and savor the natural beauty that surrounds you.

Gradual Descent:

The trek continues with a gradual descent, allowing you to take in the changing scenery. Enjoy the sounds of nature and the rustling leaves as you make your way to lower elevations.

Labu Besi Arrival and check-in at Teahouse:

After 5-6 hours of trekking, you'll arrive in Labu Besi. Upon arrival, check in, drop off your backpack, and take some time to relax and refresh before dinner.

Dinner and Socializing:

You will have dinner at your teahouse. As night falls, retire to your room for a restful night's sleep.

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Trek Lodge
Elevation
700

Early Morning Departure:

Begin the day with an early morning departure from Labu Besi. After a farewell breakfast, embark on a scenic drive back to Kathmandu.

Drive from Labu Besi to Kathmandu

As you leave Labu Besi behind, enjoy the picturesque landscapes of rural Nepal. The journey takes you through diverse terrain, including hills, valleys, and small villages.

You will follow the course of the Budhi Gandaki River during parts of the drive. The river views provide a beautiful backdrop as you traverse through the winding roads.

Suspension Bridge Crossings:

You will encounter suspension bridges along the route, adding a touch of adventure to the drive.

Tea Breaks and Rest Stops:

During your journey, you will have the chance to make occasional stops at tea houses or rest areas along the route. These breaks will allow you to stretch your legs, enjoy some refreshments, and take in the beautiful scenery around you.

Lunch Break:

Stop for lunch at a suitable restaurant or eatery on the way. Enjoy a delicious meal while taking in the views of the Nepalese countryside.

Hillside Monasteries:

You will catch glimpses of hillside monasteries and religious structures as you drive through the region. These cultural landmarks add a spiritual element to the journey.

Rural Markets:

Depending on the route, you may encounter rural markets where locals gather to buy and sell goods. This provides a colorful and vibrant scene showcasing local commerce.

Afternoon Arrival in Kathmandu Check-in at Hotel:

After 8-9 hours of driving, you' will arrive back in Kathmandu. Upon arrival, please check in, drop off your belongings, and take some time to freshen up before the evening activities.

Free Time and Exploration:

The evening is yours to explore Kathmandu at your leisure. You may choose to stroll through the bustling Thamel area, visit local markets, or simply relax at the hotel.

Dinner in Kathmandu:

Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant, savoring Nepalese cuisine or international dishes. This is an opportunity to reflect on the Manaslu Circuit trek and share experiences with fellow trekkers.

Overnight Stay in Kathmandu:

Retire to your hotel room for a well-deserved night's rest. The comfortable accommodations and lower altitude contribute to a peaceful night, marking the conclusion of your journey.

Food
all meals during trek including tea and coffee 
Accomodation
Trek Lodge
Elevation
1345

Departure from Kathmandu:

Morning Preparations:

Begin the day with necessary preparations for your departure from Kathmandu. Ensure that your belongings are packed, and all travel documents, including your passport and tickets, are readily accessible.

Check-out from Hotel:

Check out from your hotel in Kathmandu. Most hotels have designated check-out times, so plan your morning accordingly.

Transportation to Airport:

Our company provides a transport service that will arrived at your hotel to pick you up and transfer you to Tribhuvan International Airport. 

Airport Arrival:

Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport with sufficient time before your scheduled departure. International flights often require passengers to check in at least two to three hours before the flight time.

Security Checks and Immigration:

Proceed through security checks and immigration. Have your passport, boarding pass, and any required travel documents ready for inspection.

Departure Lounge:

Once through security and immigration, proceed to the departure lounge. This area is equipped with facilities such as shops, restaurants, and lounges, allowing you to relax before your flight.

Last-minute Shopping:

If you have time, you might engage in some last-minute shopping at the duty-free stores within the departure lounge. Pick up souvenirs or any items you may have missed during your time in Kathmandu.

Boarding Announcement:

Pay attention to boarding announcements. Airlines typically announce boarding times and gates well in advance. Ensure you're aware of the details to board your flight on time.

Boarding the Flight:

Board the aircraft when your row or group is called. Follow the instructions of airline staff and take your seat.

Flight Departure:

The aircraft taxis and takes off from Tribhuvan International Airport. Enjoy the views of the Himalayas and the surrounding landscape as you bid farewell to Nepal.

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1345

Manaslu Expedition Include / Exclude

Cost Includes

  • 5 Nights accommodation in Kathmandu with bed & Breakfast (hotel 3 star).
  • Permit fee of Lhotse 8516m Expedition
  • Food for Trekking and Expedition period for Lhotse
  • Staff: Base camp Guide, Cook, Cook helper
  • Porters or Yak porter Lukla to Base camp & Base camp to Lukla
  • Kathmandu -Lukla - Kathmandu flights with Cargo 60 KG Per member
  • Equipment allowance, daily allowance for Liaison officer, expedition crew
  • Insurance for Nepalese expedition crew.
  • 1 tent for 1 person for Expedition north face brand
  • Mat, dining tent, Toilet tent, Mess tent, Store tent, Table and chairs trekking for the expedition
  • Local transportation in Kathmandu (Airport-hotel-airport)
  • Emergency Oxygen -Mask and regulator
  • Satellite phone (Pay calls)
  • Fare Well dinner

Cost Excludes

  • PERSONAL equipment for climbing & trekking
  • Personal & medical Insurance of expedition
  • Climbing food, Gas & stove above Base camp
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
  • Emergency Rescue evacuation by helicopter incase needed
  • Walkie Talkie permit & Satellite phone permit
  • Oxygen & Mask -regulator
  • Personal expenses
  • Bar Bills & beverage
  • Garbage Deposit and Deposit fee will be not refunded if the clients (climber) don't take back their garbage to Namche Bazaar & Kathmandu.

Altitude Graph

Additional Information

What types of clothes, gear and climbing equipments requires for Manaslu Expedition?

Climbing Manaslu, the eighth-highest mountain in the world, demands specialized clothing, gear, and climbing equipment.

Here's a detailed list:

Clothing:

  • Base layers (moisture-wicking)
  • Insulating layers (fleece or down jackets)
  • Hardshell jacket and pants (waterproof and breathable)
  • Climbing pants
  • Expedition-weight socks
  • Liner socks
  • Mountaineering boots
  • Gaiters
  • Gloves (liner, insulated, and waterproof)
  • Hat and balaclava
  • Sunglasses with UV protection

Gear:

  • Climbing helmet
  • Climbing harness
  • Ice axe
  • Crampons
  • Ascender and descender
  • Carabiners and quickdraws
  • Prusik loops
  • Mountaineering backpack
  • Sleeping bag (rated for extreme cold)
  • Sleeping pad
  • Headlamp with extra batteries
  • Trekking poles

Climbing Equipment:

  • Fixed rope
  • Ice screws
  • Snow pickets
  • Snow shovel
  • Avalanche transceiver
  • Climbing rope
  • Snow anchors
  • Jumar
  • Expedition tent
  • Cooking stove and fuel

Miscellaneous:

  • First aid kit
  • High-altitude medicines
  • Sunscreen and lip balm
  • Toiletries and personal hygiene items
  • Multi-tool or knife
  • Map and compass
  • Satellite phone and communication devices
  • Climbing permit and documentation
  • Cash for emergencies

It's crucial to consult with experienced climbers, guides, or expedition organizers to tailor the list according to specific conditions and personal preferences. Climbers should also undergo proper training and acclimatization before attempting such a challenging expedition.

What about the Food and Accommodation during the Manaslu Expedition?

During your stay in Kathmandu, all of your food and accommodation will be provided at a 3-star hotel in Thamel. As your embark on your Manaslu Expedition, you will be well taken care of at teahouses along the route. During the climbing period, your food will be served at your tented camp and cooked by a special chef.

Do you get Internet facilities during the Manaslu Expedition?

Without a doubt, internet services are available in Kathmandu and some of the teahouses along the route. However, during the climbing period, you will be out of service, even for phone calls. So, come with the mindset that you will be there to enjoy the natural beauty of the Himalayas.

What will be the temperature of at Manaslu Base Camp?

The average daytime temperature at the Manaslu Base Camp ranges from 12 to 31 degrees Celsius, while nighttime temperatures can drop below 0 degrees Celsius.

Can you get international dishes during the Expedition to Mt Manaslu?

International dishes are available in Kathmandu, but teahouses along the Manaslu Expedition route may not offer a wide variety to customers. However, if you request it, your trekking agency can include international dishes in your meals. Be sure to let them know what dishes you would like to have during your trek.

What age restriction to go to Manaslu Expedition?

Climbing Manaslu is a challenging expedition that requires technical support, physical fitness, and acclimatization to lower oxygen levels. While there are no restrictions for the Manaslu Expedition, it is important to be well-prepared for the difficulties of the climb.

FAQs

How hard is the Manaslu expedition?

The elevation of Mt Manaslu is 8,163 meters, which nearly reaches the death zone, making it a very challenging climb that may not be possible  without supplemental oxygen. In addition, the technical terrain, unpredictable weather, and remote location make the Mt Manaslu climb  even more challenging. It demands advanced mountaineering skills, physical fitness, and mental resilience.

Why Mt Manaslu is known as Killer Mountain?

Mt. Manaslu, also known as the "Killer Mountain" by local people, earned this mountain as Killer nickname after over 60 people tragically lost their lives on its treacherous slopes.

Is Manaslu Circuit trek safe?

The trek to Manaslu is not your typical journey, as it requires you to take care of yourself and be well-prepared. Professional climbing techniques are necessary for this challenging expedition. With the right preparation and guidance, we can ensure a safe, successful, and enjoyable journey on Mt. Manaslu. If you choose us, we will provide you with the best trainers to support you on this adventure.

Can you trek Manaslu without a guide?

For local or countryside residents, navigating the area is normal and not difficult due to the lack of language barriers. However, for foreigners, it can be quite challenging to navigate the upcoming difficulties. Additionally, the region from Jagat to Bhimthang is declared as a restricted area, and foreign residents must be accompanied by a government -authorized licensed guide or porter at the very least. This is to ensure the safety and well-being of foreign residents.

How much does it cost for Manaslu Expedition?

The cost of an expedition to Mt. Manaslu depends on various factors, including the agency you choose, the duration of your stay, your level of fitness, the level of service you require, and the accommodation and food options. Additionally, the number of guides and porters you need will also affect the cost. On average, the cost ranges from 10,000 to 14,000 USD per person for a minimum of 25-35 days. If you choose Actual Adventure Pvt. Ltd, we offer a complete Manaslu package for a price of 7500 USD.

Where does your actual trek start from?

After completing all the necessary preparations, you begin your drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola, which takes 8-9 hours. Once you arrive, you will start your trek for the Manaslu Expedition.

What types of permits require for Manaslu Expedition?

To participate in the Manaslu Expedition in Nepal, climbers must obtain several permits. These include the Manaslu Conservation Area Permit (MCAP), the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP), and the restricted area permit for Manaslu itself. In addition, climbers must be affiliated with a government-authorized trekking agency and be accompanied by a licensed guide. These permits are designed to control and oversee the environmental impact of the expedition, as well as to ensure the safety and wellfare of climbers in the area.

How do I prepare for Manaslu circuit trek?

Before embarking on the Manaslu Expedition, it is essential to dedicate 2-3 hours every day for 2 months to practice technical climbing, acclimatization, and adjusting to low oxygen levels.Prior to the trek, it is crucial to prioritize body fitness, overall health condition, and the ability to trek.

What are the best month for Manaslu Expedition?

The best seasons for Manaslu Expedition are typically spring and autumn. During these times, the skies are usually clear, making it ideal for photography and navigation. However, it's important to note that the weather in the mountains can be unpredictable.

Client Reviews
Mark

Mark

Germany

24th May, 2022

We booked our Expedition with Actual Adventure from Germany, Service from this company is great. highly appreciate and highly recommended  Mark 


Daniel J.

Mexico

12th Apr, 2022

I recently completed my Manaslu Expedition and I am grateful for the support of Mr. Lakpa and Deep, who served as my guide and porter and played a vital role in the entire expedition. I would also like to thank the managing director of Actual Adventure Pvt. Ltd., Mr. Kedar Neupane, for providing me with a well-designed Manaslu Package. #grateful #ManasluExpedition


Caspar L.

United States

11th Apr, 2022

I am grateful to Actual Adventure Pvt. Ltd for providing me with a well -designed Manaslu Expedition package and to Mr. Lakpa for guiding me throughout the journey.


Mario David V.

Mexico

20th Apr, 2022

I would like to express my gratitude to Actual Adventure. Pvt. Ltd and its team members for their assistance in successfully completing the Manaslu expedition. I highly recommend choosing Actual Adventure for exploring Nepal.


Simon S.

Romania

3rd Sep, 2022

After successfully completing the Manaslu Expedition, I would like to express my gratitude to Actual Adventure Pvt. Ltd. for providing me with the best package. I have no complaints about the services they provided and am pleased with the transparency of the company. There was no compromise on the quality and standard of food and accommodation. Lastly, I would like to recommend others to explore with Actual Adventure.


Emiliano V.

Germany

12th Sep, 2023

Thank you, Actual Adventure. Pvt. Ltd, for your assistance during my Manaslu Expedition.


Joaquin E.

Mexico

2nd Jan, 2022

I had the incredible opportunity to join the Manaslu Expedition with Actual Adventure, and it was truly an unmatched adventure. From thorough planning to expert guidance, Actual Adventure provided a seamless experience. The team's professionalism, focus on safety, and extensive knowledge of the region gave me confidence throughout the journey. The gear they provided was top-quality, and their dedication to responsible tourism was clear. Summiting Manaslu was a dream come true, thanks to the dedicated and experienced team at Actual Adventure. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for an unforgettable and well-organized Himalayan expedition.


Zaqza Uulli

Russia

5th Oct, 2023

I would like to express my gratitude to Actual Adventure and its team members for their support in successfully completing the Manaslu Expedition. The affordable package price, quality service, and trust worthy and supportive team members have truly won my heart. I also want to thank everyone who was a part of my expedition. I highly recommend Actual Adventure for anyone looking to make their dream expedition a success.


Exequiel V.

France

14th Oct, 2022

Thank you Actual Adventure for being a part of my  successful Manaslu Expedition.


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