• 8,163 m / 26,781 ft
  • Nepal
  • 32 days


Manaslu is one of the most accessible 8,000 m summits and is the climb of choice for beginners at this altitude. Its name is originated from the Sanskrit and means “the mountain of the spirits”. Manaslu is the eighth highest summit in the world at 8,163 metres (26,781 ft) above sea level.

From the beautiful trek in a remote region of Nepal to the amazing summit ridge, the Manaslu expedition is an unforgettable experience.


Location map
Trek route
Climbing route

Day 1
Arrival to Kathmandu (1,350 m/4,430 ft) and transfer to hotel

Day 2
Preparation day for expedition in Kathmandu

Day 3
Drive to Dharapani (1,860 m/6,102 ft)

Day 4
Trek to Surki Khola (730 m/2,395 ft)

Day 5
Trek to Bhimthang (3,580 m/11,745 ft)

Day 6
Trek to Samdo (3,690 m/12,106 ft) going up the Larke Pass (5,106 m/16,751 ft)

Day 7
Trek to Samagaun (3,780 m / 12,402 ft)

Day 8
Rest day in Samagaun

Day 9
Trek to Manaslu Base Camp (4,700 m / 15,421 ft)

Day 10-27
Climbing period on Manaslu (see detail next page)

Day 28
Rest day and pack up Base Camp

Day 29
Trek back to Samagaun

Day 30
Helicopter back to Kathmandu & transfer to hotel

Day 31
Spare day at Kathmandu

Day 32
Transfer to airport for departure



Costs include:

  • All arrival and departure transfer services to and from airport (both domestic and international)
  • Transport by jeep to Dharapani and return from Samagaun by helicopter
  • Transport of up to 2 duffle bags of a maximum total weight of 40 kgs during the trek to Base Camp and on domestic flights
  • 4 nights’ accommodation at a good quality hotel in Kathmandu on B/B basis on a double basis (single option at extra cost)
  • Accommodation in lodges on a double basis during the trek
  • Accommodation in spacious individual tents at Base Camp with foam mattress, carpets, light and storage space
  • On High Camps, accommodation in shared expedition tents
  • Qualified support team including experienced guides, cooks and porters
  • Three meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee) during trek and climbing
  • Climbing permit (900 US$) and all fees and deposits required by the local regulations
  • 1:1 Experienced climbing Sherpa per client on summit day (IFMGA Guide/Aspirant Guide)
  • 4 oxygen bottles with a Summit mask and regulator (Climbing guides will also be on oxygen to ensure a maximum safety)
  • First aid medical kit for the group
  • Satellite phone at Base Camp (available to members as a paying service)
  • Radio set for communication with Base Camp during climbing
  • Use of a Garmin OutReach two-way satellite messaging system with satellite subscription
  • Avalanche beacon
  • Solar panel/generator for light and battery charger at Base Camp
  • Emergency oxygen with mask and regulator at Base Camp
  • Portable hyperbaric chamber at Base Camp
  • Welcome dinner in Kathmandu
  • World Sherpas Duffle bag
  • World Sherpas T-Shirt or buff

Costs exclude:

  • A summit bonus, or rather safety bonus, is expected by your climbing sherpa (US$1,000) as well as tips to the kitchen staff and porters (US$300) whatever happens on the mountain. This is now a practice well established in Nepal. The total amount of US$1,300 should be deposited in cash to the Sherpa leader in Kathmandu at the beginning of the trip. If you want to add to the standard amount at the end of the trip, it is up to you but there is no obligation.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (except welcome dinner)
  • Extras hotel charge at Kathmandu (bar bills, laundry, additional nights)
  • Personal expenses in lodges during the trek such as battery charging (cameras, phone, laptops), showers, laundry, beverages, bottled water and snacks
  • Additional nights in lodges during the trek not planned by us
  • Internet access during the trek and at Base Camp (we can arrange a Nepalese SIM card and top-up card for you at Kathmandu for calls and internet)
  • Personal trekking and climbing equipment
  • Personal medical, travel & evacuation insurance (mandatory
  •  International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa fee
Price / Date

2 Sept. – 3 Oct. 2022

Trip facts

Summit altitude
8,163 m / 26,781 ft

North-East Ridge

Nepal, Mansiri Himal region

Type of climb
Fixed line
Snow / Ice

Altitude of camps
8,163 m
26,781 ft
7,450 m
34,445 ft
Camp 4
6,800 m
22,310 ft
Camp 3
6,400 m
21,000 ft
Camp 2
5,700 m
18,700 ft
Camp 1
4,700 m
15,421 ft
Base Camp
We like
  • One of the most achievable  8,000 m peaks and a great preparation for Everest
  • Amazing immense snow slopes (a dream for skiers and speed-riders…)
  • An elegant summit ridge ending with a tiny summit
  • A trek around the mountain in beautiful surroundings
  • The shortest 8,000 m expedition (32 days) for climbers with limited time