Duration: 44
Difficulty: extreme
Best Season: Spring and Autumn
Arrival On: Kathmandu
Activity Per Day: 6-7 hours of trekking
Accomodation: Hotel, Lodge, Teahouse, Tent, Camp
Trip Overview


Manaslu (also known as Kutang) is the eighth highest mountain in the world. It is located forty miles east of Annapurna and dominates the Gurkha massif. The mountain’s long ridges and valley glaciers offer feasible approaches from all directions, and it culminates in a peak that towers steeply above its surrounding landscape, and is a dominant feature when seen from afar. This mountain was previously known as Kutan l. ‘tang’ being the Tibetan word for flat place, thereby describing the mountain’s general summit. The name was later changed to Manaslu, which is derived from the Sanskrit word Manasa and can be roughly translated as Mountain of the Spirit.

The first ascent of this peak was in 1956 by T. Imanishi and Gyalzen Norbu (Japanese expedition). The peak was not climbed again until 1971 when a Japanese team made the second ascent. It was not until 1997 that Charlie Mace made the first American ascent. There are a half dozen established routes on the mountain today, the south face being arguably the toughest in climbing history.

All routes to the base camp of Manaslu begin in Kathmandu. Expedition Time: Approximate time 45 days. Bus from Kathmandu to Gorkha. Trek through forest to Macha Khola. Trek along riverbanks of Budhi Gandaki to Jagat. Continue along the river to Deng. Continue along river to Ghap, a Buddhist village. Continue along river to Sho. Trek to Pungen Gompa. Rest day. Trek to Sama Gaon. Trek to Manaslu base. Rest in Manaslu base.

Trek Out: Trek down to Samagaon. Trek down to Nyak. Trek down to Jagat. Trek down to Macha Khola. Trek down to Arughat. Trek down to Gorkha. Bus to Kathmandu.

Included in the Cost
  • All transfer from Airport to Hotel and Hotel to Airport.
  • Accommodation 4-night hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast (3-star hotel)
  • Drive From Kathmandu to Sotikhola and Back to Kathmandu by private Vehicle
  • Manaslu Expedition Climbing Permit.
  • Garbage Deposit
  • Government Liaison Officer.
  • Guesthouse, accommodation during trekking
  • All Meals (Tea, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) during the Trek and Climbing Time in Base Camp.
  • Manaslu Conservation Fee.
  • Single/Double tent at the Camp with mattress
  • Climbing Sherpa Guide
  • Climbing Sherpa (Assistant)
  • Cook and Kitchen Staff for the Base Camp
  • Required Number of Porter.
  • Group Climbing Equipment’s (Fixed rope, Main rope, Ice hammer, Snow Bar, Ice screw)
  • Walkie-talkie radios set.
  • Tents for Base Camp- High Camp-Camp 1 & Camp 2
  • Kitchen Tents, Dinning Tents and Toilet Tents in Base Camp.
  • Emergency medical kits
  • Insurance for all of the team staffs (Nepali)
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu