Manaslu Expedition 52 Days

Trip Information

If you are seeking for the daunting adventure comprising of the soothing culture too then Manaslu expedition provides you all. The way leading to the Manaslu Base Camp comprises of the unlimited monasteries, ethnic villages and various flora and fauna. These constituents act as catalysts and preparation material for your expedition journey in Manaslu. Backpacker Treks & Expedition offers this package in a competitive price with local Sherpa support crew as the members of Backpacker are hailed from the region too.

Manaslu Expedition is 52-days long Travel package which offers a combination of a rich cultural heritage, unsurpassed beauty and biological diversity. Manaslu Circuit is taken to be one of the most challenging treks in Nepal which offers best alpine expedition experience. Manaslu Expedition is a visit into remote and restricted area of the Government of Nepal. Walking between the borders of Nepal and Tibet, exploring the ancient monasteries, passing through the ethnic communities of Brahman, Chhetri and Magar and getting familiar with their culture and livelihood, exploring the sites with diverse flora and fauna, treading through the dense alpine forest, having kaleidoscopic views of Manaslu, Hiunchuli Mountains, walking along Budhi Gandaki River, Machhaa Khola and Sati Khola and visiting the historic city of Gorkha are all the parts of the long Manaslu Expedition.

Manaslu, one of the popular eight thousanders is the eighth highest mountain in the world that locates itself to the 40miles east of Annapurna I. Risk of avalanche, crevasses and slippery snow makes Manaslu Mountain Expedition a thrilling one that will remain encrusted in your heart throughout your life.

Best Season

September to December and March to May

Outline Itinerary

Day0 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02: Expedition preparation

Day0 3: Drive to Gorkha

Day04: Move to Khanchowk

Day05: Move to Arughat

Day06: Trek to Sati Khola

Day07: Trek to Machhakhola

Day08: Trek to Lauri

Day09: Trek to Serson

Day10: Trek to Deng

Day11: Trek to Ghap

Day12: Trek to Namrung

Day13: Trek to Syala

Day14: Trek to Samagaon

Day15: Trek to Manaslu Base Camp

Day 16-45: Climbing of Manaslu

Day46: Clean up the base camp

Day47-49: Retrace to Gorkha

Day50: Drive back to Kathmandu

Day51: Free day in Kathmandu

Day52: Departure

Day0 1: Arrival in Kathmandu:
Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be taken to our hotel by our representative. You will get a briefing about your travel itinerary afterwards which you can rest for the day.

Day 02: Expedition Preparation:
After early breakfast, we will take a short guided tour of Kathmandu whereby we will visit Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath and Basantapur Durbar Square. In the evening, you can travel to the freak street of Thamel for shopping the accessories required for your trek.

Day03: Drive to Gorkha: Folowing Prithvi Highway for about 3and half hours, we will enter the historic city of Gorkha known to the world as the native place of brave Gurkhas. We will visit Gorkha Durbar, the Royal residence of King Prithvi Narayan Shah.

Day04: Move to Khanchowk: Leaving Gorkha behind, we will head early in the morning through several villages and rice fields with view of Manaslu and Himchuli Mountain at the background to head to Khanchowk.

Day05: Move to Arughat: From Dhading Besi, we will follow the dirt road for another 3hrs to finally reach to Arughat which is a pretty small town popular as a hub of Upper Gorkha. We will be staying overnight in hotel at Arughat Bazaar located near to Budi Gandaki River.

Day 06: Trek to Sati Khola:
We will follow the track through Sante Khola Bazar and Budhi Gandaki valley and arrive at the Koiraa pani -a small ethnic village of Magar and Gurung. A gentle drop from Koiraa pani will lead us to Sati Khola where we will be staying overnight in a camp at the bank.

Day07: Trek to Machha Khola:
Walking along the Budhi Gandaki River, we will ascend uphill through thickets to Almara and pass several streams and pretty villages to reach to widening valley. Lowering down the valley, we will walk through the sandy river bed prior to ascending to Machha Khola.

Day 08: Trek to Lauri:
Crossing the bridge, we will walk along the river bank before ascending uphill and pass through verdant forest to arrive to Lauri where we will be staying overnight.

Day09: Trek to Serson:
The expedition continues by crossing the bridge after which we will go through the way that goes up and down through forest and streams to Serson.

Day10: Trek to Deng:
Leaving the stone steps, we will head towards Salleri that offers spectacular view of Sringi Himal. Crossing the bridge at Ghat Klola, the trail stretches through Philim Village to Ekle Bhatti near Shiar Khola. Lowering down further, we will make it to Deng.

Day11: Trek to Ghap:
Transiting dense verdant woods, we will make it to an area in a narrow valley whence we will cross the Budhi Gandaki River and arrive to a valley before climbing up the hill to Rana. From Rana, the trail continues through river and enjoying the scenic view of the Manaslu mountain, we will descend to Ghap where we will be staying overnight at the camp.

Day12: Trek to Namrung:
Treading past the alpine woods, we will climb the steep hill upwards to arrive at meadow. Crossing the stream from Lidana Glacier, we will ascend further up to farm villages at Namrung.

Day13: Trek to Syala:
Crossing the village, we will climb uphill to the point where we will be enjoying the scenic views of the northern facet of Manaslu and continue moving to make it to Syala where we will be staying overnight.

Day 14: Trek to Samagaon:
The trail for this day continues through forests before crossing the villages along the Buddhist path. We will be visiting monasteries and moving along Mani walls and chortens on the way before reaching to Samagaon-a village with more than 150 houses. We will stay overnight in Samagaon.

Day 15: Trek to Manaslu Base Camp:
A trek of about6hours will take us to Manaslu Base Camp. We will then prepare a temporary camp and spend the night over there, while also prepare for the strenuous peak climbing that starts from the following day.

Day16-45: Climbing of Manaslu:
It takes 30 days of walking through arduous trail to conquer the Manaslu Mountain and be back to Manaslu Base Camp. . During this time period, you will ascend the Peak, enjoying the mountain climbing and also exploring the greatness of the Himalayas. During the trekking days, you will set up a tented camp and spend the overnight. In 30 days of time, you will scale the peak and descend down to the base camp.

Day46: Cleanup the Base Camp:
This day will be taken as a rest day. We will lie down and stretch our aching muscles. The evening period will be utilized to clean up the base camp.

Day47-49: Retrace to Gorkha:
It demands three whole days to reach to Gorkha from Manaslu Base Camp. We will be staying in the hotel at Gorkha Bazaar for night.

Day50: Drive back to Kathmandu:
It takes drive of about 3and half hours through the scenic views along Prithvi Highway to arrive at Kathmandu where we will be staying overnight in our hotel.

Day51: Free Day in Kathmandu:
We will take a much sought after rest from the perilous trekking. Evening is the perfect time to set out for rickshaw ride along the freak street of Thamel.

Day52: Departure:
We will assist in your last minute packing and then our representative will leave you to Tribhuvan International Airport from where you can return back to your home or yet another destination. We hope to serve you again.

Price: US$

All prices are in US dollars and do not include international airfare, unless otherwise noted.

Cost Included »

  • Airport picks up and drops.
  • Manaslu Peak permit, all govt. taxes & garbage deposit
  • Round trip airfare and domestic airport taxes
  • Liaison officer
  • One head Sardar/Guide
  • Cook(s) and kitchen boy(s)
  • High Altitude Climbing Sherpa (One Sherpa per two clients)
  • Necessary number of porters
  • All necessary climbing hardware gears
  • All base camp meals + high altitude food (Backpack brand)
  • All necessary camping and kitchen gears
  • High-quality tents for both base camp and high camps
  • Gamov bag for medical propose
  • Oxygen with regulator set for medical purpose
  • Walkie-talkie set with radio base
  • Necessary EPI gas with burner
  • North face down jacket for -20 degree
  • Solar panel with batteries/ generator with fuel for power supply
  • Insurance of climbing Sherpa and local team members
  • City sightseeing before end of the expedition

Cost Excluded »

  1. Nepal entry visa fee.
  2. International air fee.
  3. Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu is excluded. Except welcome and fare well dinner.
  4. Drinking WaterAll cold drink any beverage are not included on your trip price.
  5. You have to make your travel and rescue insurance by yourself before leave for travel.
  6. Clients them self have to arrange personal trekking equipments such as- trekking pole.
  7. Tips for driver, guide and porters are not included in the cost of your package.
  8. Any other Expenses which are not mentioned on price include section.

Getting to Nepal - You will land at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu when you first come to Nepal. Our travel representatives will receive you at the Airport and then transfer you to a hotel in the capital city. That will be our first task after you land in the country. The itinerary then follows in the coming days.

Visa information in Nepal - Once you arrive in Kathmandu, your first job or task will be to consult the Department of Immigration in Nepal regarding your Nepal stay. Our team members will help you in completing the necessary works regarding Visa and the procedures of extension, if needed. If you are planning for an extended stay in Nepal, say more than three months or around a year or so, then you need to extend your Visa through the Immigration Department. This won’t be of any problem as we will handle the government-related activities.

Trek permit - There are some restricted trekking destinations in Nepal which require special permission from the government of Nepal or a government agency for the foreign trekkers. They also need to pay a fixed royalty to trek some of the selected places in Nepal. Some of the restricted trekking destinations like Upper Dolpo Trek, Mustang Trek, Rara Trek, etc. require special trek permit for the foreigners. However, there won’t be any such problem as we, the company, will look after the legal formalities in securing the trek permits for the clients. It will be our responsibility to secure trek permits for you.

Altitude sickness - As most of the trekking destinations in Nepal exceed 4000 meters of altitude, high altitude sickness is one of the common problems faced by the trekkers. High altitude sickness can be very fatal and dangerous if you are not prepared for the same. Some of the trekking destinations like Upper Mustang Trek, Everest Base Camp Trek, Langtang Circuit Trek exceeds and nears around 5000 meters of altitude with chances of high altitude sickness. However, if you are aware of the problem and if you take special measure, then altitude sickness can be avoided and will not be much of a problem. As we have experienced trekking guides and a team of experienced hand, altitude sickness will not be a problem and even if it occurs, it will be handled well by our team members.

Medical Kit - Whenever we embark on a tour package or itinerary, we are fully prepared of the possible consequences or the untoward incidents, and hence our team carries a separate medical kit. Medical kit is of immense help and importance during long tours and trek as you never know what will happen next, even regarding the health of the trekkers. Availability of medical kit is very paramount as it will help to provide immediate medical attention to the needy person. Problems of high altitude sickness, shortness of breathing, dizziness, etc. are the ones frequently encountered during the trek. Presence of medical kit helps to resolve any of such problems and provides immediate relief and medical attention to the person who is in need for the same.

Equipment - Some special trekking equipments are necessary for expedition and some other treks. Such special equipments will have to be brought or arranged by you. As such equipments are quite expensive; it is not possible for us to arrange such materials. However, general trekking and minor accessory requirements will be provided by the company. You only need to bring with you some of the special trekking equipment necessary for trek and expedition. Also, if you do not have such equipments then we can provide you with such equipments, but you need to pay for it.

List of Required Equipment : Daypack, Duffel Bag, Down Jacket, Sleeping bag, Sun hat or scarf, Light or warm fleece hat Sunglasses with UV protection, Thin, lightweight inner socks Thick, warm wool hiking socks Trekking boots with spare laces Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals) Gaiters for Trekking in winter, Lightweight gloves Heavyweight gloves With a waterproof shell outer, Under Garments shorts Lightweight cotton long pants Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms Fleece or wool pants Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants T-shirts Light and expedition weight thermal tops Fleece jacket or pullover Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (Optional) Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket, Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F * Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries Small pad or combination lock-to-lock Trekking Bags/Duffel bag Basic First Aid Kit Large plastic bags - for keeping Items dry inside trek bag Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches) Trekking Poles Water bottles Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc) Ear Plug (who know some people on group are snoring) Binoculars Reading book Trail Map/Guide book Journal & Pen Pencils and small notebooks Travel game i.e., cards, Tooth brush/paste Multipurpose soap Nail cutter Small mirror Wet wipes (baby wipes) Tissue /toilet roll Anti bacterial hands wash.

Note: If you have any queries regarding the itineraries/ information, please let us know by phone or via e-mail we will desine as per your wish.welcome to land of Himalaya.