- Eigth highest mountain in the world
- Small crevasses
- It is technical
In the Manaslu Expedition, you will reach the summit of 8000 m plus. By following the trekking route to the base camp and by being in the area of 6000 m and 7000 m peaks, you boost your spirit for Manaslu climb. What could be better than this for the climbers?
When you are in Nepal, the best way to enjoy her beauties is to book a trip that will take you near the Himalayas. Expedition on one of these Himalayas is another way to enjoy Nepal, the land of 8000 m peaks.
Since you are heading to the top of the Manaslu through the old salt trading route, you will be taken to the past (History) in the beginning, while the challenging and technical aspects of Manaslu will put you in an unavoidable situation. However, there is a high rate of success if you undertake the Manaslu Expedition in the months of September, October, and November. To reach the top of the Manaslu, we set up 4 camps, and from camp 4, we use a fixed rope because the walk from the camp 4 to the summit is technical.
Day 01 Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (standard accommodation)
Arrive in Kathmandu on the date that you have planned for or at the most suitable time you have decided. Do not worry about the pick up; we will be waiting for you outside the airport to take you to our office and to the hotel.
Our office remains open from 9 A.M. to 6 P.M.
Kathmandu is known as the city of temples, and it is the most developed city in Nepal as we write these words in this itinerary.
You will be staying in Thamel, the main tourist hub in Kathmandu. If you are staying in a 5 star hotel, it will be outside Thamel.
Day 02 Sightseeing with breakfast and climbing preparations (standard accommodation)
Kathmandu is dotted with world heritage sites, and the most famous of them are mentioned below;
- Kathmandu Durbar Square
You will visit each of these with our city guide, and they will take you to the past. Those were the glorious days of Nepal. From your guide, hear the myths, the true story, and the significance of the historical monuments from the religious point of view.
During the climbing preparation, we focus on your
- As well as how you can overcome mountaineering challenges.
Day 03 From Kathmandu to Soti Khola (4 meals provided, standard accommodation)
The drive is scenic because it will take you to the countryside and to the curve roads. They traverse the green hills and the valleys whose beauties will create excitement in your heart and mind. You will know the daily activities of the local people as the bus takes you from one village to another. Passing through these villages, you finally arrive at the Soti Khola.
Day 04 From the Soti Khola to the Maccha Khola (4 meals provided, standard accommodation)
You start your trek by crossing the bridge. Later, you climb a big rock. Before heading to the bank of the Budhi Gandaki River, you follow a descending trekking trail. The trekking trail becomes steep when it heads to the Gurung village of Labishe. The remaining trail that you follow takes you to the Marcha Khola.
Day 05 From the Machha Khola to Jagat (4 meals provided, standard accommodation)
In the beginning, you trek by the Buri Gandaki River. Later, you will reach ridges by walking uphill and downhill trekking trails. These trails also take you to the valley, and this valley becomes wider gradually as you near Jagat.
Day 06 From Jagat to Deng (4 meals provided, standard accommodation)
The trekking trail becomes scenic when it takes you to Setibas and mani walls. The trail goes uphill to take you to villages called the Ghatta Khola and Philim. This trail goes downhill and takes you to the grassy area, including the bamboo forest. After crossing the Buri Gandaki River, you have to walk more to reach Deng.
Day 07 From Deng to Namrung (4 meals provided, standard accommodation)
As you head to Ghap, the trekking trail goes uphill and downhill. This is a small village and is famous for its maniwall. From this village, the trekking trail goes uphill to Namrung.
Day 08 From Namrung to Samagaon (4 meals provided, standard accommodation)
Today you start the trek by crossing the Therang River. The trekking trail is easy, which has on its route a beautiful waterfall and a village called Barchham. This trail becomes steep before taking you to the village called Lihi. The descending trekking trail takes you to the Hinan Khola, while the ascending trekking trail takes you to the village called Sho. As you walk these trekking trails, you see the nice view of the mountains, such as Manaslu and Himchuli. The upcoming descending trekking trail and the flat trekking trail take you to Samagaon.
Day 09 Acclimatization day at Samagaon (4 meals provided, standard accommodation)
Since you are heading to a higher altitude, you should acclimatize for your health. This higher altitude is the Manaslu Base Camp. To walk at such a higher altitude, you will prepare yourself in Samagaon by walking uphill to the Pung Gyen Gumba.
Day 10 From Samagaon to the Manaslu Base Camp (4 meals provided, tented camp)
Today you are following a higher altitude trekking trail; as a result, you are likely to be tired. You will also be walking on the glacier moraine. Since you are heading to the base camp and walking by the mountain lake called the Birendra Kund, you can definitely say that today’s trekking is tiring.
Day 11-35 Climbing of Manaslu and descend to the Base Camp (4 meals provided, tented camp)
The Sherpas will set up camps at higher altitudes as well as they will decide the climbing route. They will also cook meals for you, and they will also tell you when to acclimatize. Overcoming technical difficulties while climbing Manaslu and weather forecasting are undertaken by the Sherpas.
When you reach the summit, you will spend a short time there. The summit offers the best view of Ganesh Himal, Manaslu North, and Himal Chuli in the world. From the summit, you will retrace the climbing route.
Day 36 From the Manaslu Base Camp to Samagaon (4 meals provided, standard accommodation)
The porters and the climbing guide will pack up the climbing equipment, and from the base camp, you will start your trek. You retrace the trekking trail to Samagaon.
Day 37 From Samagaon to Samdo (4 meals provided, standard accommodation)
Today you will follow a downhill trekking trail to the Budhi Gandaki River. On the way, you come across a summer settlement called Khormo Kharka, a place for the best view of Manaslu. From there, the ascending and descending trekking trails take you to the river. Walking short uphill, you reach Samdo.
Day 38 From Samdo to the Larkya Pedhi (4 meals provided, tented camp)
Following a downhill trekking trail, you will cross the Gyala River by the bridge, and then you follow an upward trekking trail to the mani stones and the Larkya Bazaar. From the way, you see the stunning view of Larkya Peak. Tonight you will be staying in a camp at the base of this peak.
Day 39 From the Larkya Pedhi to Bimtang via the Larkya La Pass (4 meals provided, standard accommodation)
Today you are heading to the pass, meaning you are heading to a higher altitude, 5000 m plus. From the top of the pass, you will see the view of the mountains, such as Himlung, Cheo Himal, Menjung, Gyagi Kang, Kang Guru, and Annapurna II. You will always walk downhill from the top of the pass to Betang.
Day 40 From Bimtang to to Dharapani (4 meals provided, standard accommodation)
Today you will cross the famous river of Nepal called the Marsyangdi River on the way to Dharapani. At first, the trekking trail descends to the forest of pine and rhododendron. After trekking in this forest, you will reach a village called Hompuk, and then a river called the Dudh Khola. Trekking through landslide affected area, you will reach Kharche, and then by following a downhill trekking trail, you will reach Tilje, the village of the Gurung people. Before reaching Dharapani, there is a long suspension bridge.
Day 41 From Dharapani to Chamje (4 meals provided, standard accommodation)
Today, you leave for Chamje, on the way, you come across a landslide area before crossing the Marsyangdi River. You will also reach a village called Tal. From there, you trek to reach the narrow section of the valley and to Sattale. Following a moderate trekking trail, you reach Chamje.
Day 42 From Chamje to Kathmandu (breakfast and lunch provided, standard accommodation)
As you drive from Chamje to Kathmandu, there are lots of curves, and you will see what is not in your country, for example, terraced farmland. In addition to this, there is a scenic view of mountains, and the names of these mountains are Annapurna, Manaslu, and Ganesh Himal. Another thing what you will not see in your country but here are the activities of the local people. In the evening, you will reach Kathmandu
Day 43 Leisure day in Kathmandu (breakfast provided, standard accommodation)
Take a rest and explore Thamel. This place always has got something for a tourist like you. Every tourist loves this place.
Day 44 Departure (breakfast provided)
Before three hours of your international flight, we will come to pick you at the hotel and take you to Tribhuwan International Airport. Good bye, and we wish you good luck for a safe journey.