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Manasalu Expedition -

The forecasting and initiation for the climbed of Manasalu Mountain was in 1986 by a Japanese Expedition team. Manaslu is the eighth highest mountain in the world is a part of the Mansiri Himal in the Nepal Himalayas. The mountain’s long ridges and valley glaciers offer feasible approaches from all directions. This is a full-service expedition with a western guide-manager offering the best balance of quality and value. Manaslu has not previously extensively been offered as a commercial peak, however for the autumn season, it is the best alternative for the climb the mountain.

During this Adventure the team will be supported by a 1:2 Sherpa to climber ratio.  All our Team members can travel independently in groups or pairs lower on the mountain and will have Sherpas to accompany them at all times above camp three. All of our Sherpas are well experienced above 8000 meter and various have reached the summit of Manaslu.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport and Transfer to the hotel

NAMESTE! Satellite Treks And Expedition heartily welcomes you to the Beautiful country Nepal. We will meet you at the International Airport at Kathmandu. Our Companies Representative will be there holding placard on which either the company or client's name will be printed just opposite of the arrival and ager your reception, we will transfer you to the hotel. After your arrival at the hotel, we fix the schedule for a short orientation meeting which gives you some general information about the trip and will you settle the rest of the due payment at the same time. For this, you have to be three copies of passport size photos, a copy of the passport and copy of travel insurance. If you arrive at night we will have a discussion on the next day morning after your breakfast.

This day we will take the time for trekking and Expedition's legal and official formalities. We will arrange the formal briefing about the Expedition at the Ministry of Tourism. Our Expedition Specialist will check that everyone's equipment is in working order and teach you for manage every respect. In the evening you will have time to explore the local area, shopping and devote to Preparation.

After breakfast, you drive along the Kathmandu-Pokhara Highway for the first part of the day then drive towards to Arughat Bazaar. Stay overnight at Guesthouse.

After breakfast, you walk the trail separated from north-east toward buddhi Gandaki river. We follow the right trail toward khanchok bazaar for the overnight.

After breakfast, you trek over a flat path along the bank of Budhi Gandaki River through mostly terraces, various villages, green beautiful forest, some pretty waterfalls to reach Soti Khola, the trail fluctuates uphill and downhill through a forest of Sal, Chilaune and other local vegetation. Soti Khola is a village at the bank of Budhi Gandaki. Stay overnight at camp/lodge.

After breakfast, the zigzag path passes through forest, villages, streams, pretty waterfalls and green valley until you reach Lapu Besi. This is a small village mainly covered by Mongolian inhabitants. Now you again traverse the zigzag path to reach Machha Khola. There is a small market with a few shops and lodges. Stay overnight at Guesthouse.

After morning breakfast, you cross the Machha Khola and head upstream to the tiny village of Khola Bensi and the hot springs at Tatopani. The trail is quite exposed and challenging in places. Crossing a short section of forest path you reach the single tea house at Doban. At Lauri, you cross the river on a suspension bridge, and then climb on a high path to the fields of Jagat, where your station for overnight at Guesthouse.

After breakfast, you move gently uphill and then follows a flat leveled path. You cross a suspension bridge and you reached Ngyak which is a big village mainly inhabited by the Gurungs. Stay overnight at Guesthouse.

After breakfast, you trek almost a flat leveled path and then the trail moves uphill all the way to Namrung through the forest. Stay overnight at Guesthouse.

After breakfast, early morning you move from here by exploring the beautiful scenery of the Himalayas and green forest to syalla village. Sylla village is very attractive and cultural diversified village most of the people inhabited of Mongolian.

After breakfast, you move from there fallow with the same trail as before. You follow the right bank of the river, with views of Peak 29 ahead. As you continue on the main trail you soon reach the fields of Sama Gaon that is the place of Stay overnight Guest house.

This day is rest and acclimatization day for balance hight altitude. After breakfast, you can hike to Manaslu Base Camp for excellent views of Samdo (Pang phuchuli); Nagdi chuli, Simnang Himal, Manaslu glacier, Manaslu ice fall and you can see Birendra Kunda is an ice lake nearby the Manaslu Base Camp and stay overnight at Guesthouse.

After breakfast, you climb the ridge to the south of samagoan to pungyen Gompa. You continue on the birendra tal, a glacial lake at 3450m. Beyond the lake steepens and you need to be committed to climbing the 1200m about 3-4 hours to the Manaslu Base Camp, stay overnight at Camp.

From here we have to understand and be flexible with time. We did not provide a day-to-day itinerary for the climbing period, as this will be determined by the expedition leader and members. Guides will take a flexible approach based on what fits with climbers’ and their own experience. Typically, the team will spend a few days at the base camp organizing food, practicing rope skills, and acclimatizing before moving above the base camp. It is normal to ‘tag,’ or spends at least one night in Camp 1, as part of any acclimatization schedule before returning to the base camp, resting, and preparing for a summit.

  • Climbing Routes:
  • Manaslu expedition has many interesting routes leading to the common summit and many of them were climbed and explored. The standard commercial route is along the original route of the 1956 Japanese expedition up the Northeast face.
  • The climb is straightforward and only slightly more technical then Cho Oyu or Shishapangma, however, with low Base Camp it is a long climb and with relatively high objective avalanche risk.
  • Traditionally there are 3 camps above base camp C1 (5,500m), C2 (6,300m) and C3 (7,300 m). Some expeditions establish an intermediate camp between C2 and C3 at 6,700m. The terrain encountered on the ascents varies from glacier crossings to steep snow steps and requires a good understanding of basic alpine climbing techniques. Manaslu has been climbed Alpine style but traditionally all commercial operators practice expedition style to improve the chances of summit success for the clients.

After completion the summit experience we need preparation for return back. During this day you and expedition technical, the nontechnical team packed the baggage for the move back.

After a simple breakfast, you will have the return of around 3-4 hours trek to Sama village. You will do short sightseeing at Sama village with the early arrival from the Manaslu Base camp. Stay overnight at Guesthouse.

Retrace back to the same trail to Samsung. It takes about 5-6 hour trek, stays overnight at Guesthouse.

After breakfast, you will retrace back to the same route to the philim village which takes about 5-6 hours and stays overnight at Guesthouse.

After breakfast, you move from Philim to Machakhola (1330m.) takes 5-6 hours on a completely descending path. You leave the cultivated region around Philim as you descend along the path to Machakhola that is the place for stay tonight. You can explore around the village and stay overnight at typical Nepali house.

Trek from Machakhola to Soti Khola (730m.) takes 6-7 hours and drive from Soti Khola to Arughat. This day you pass through some villages. You can enjoy the pristine beauty of the waterfalls on both sides of the river Stay overnight at Guesthouse.

After early breakfast, you move to Kathmandu by Tourist Bus/ Minibus. While driving, you head up to Dhading Besi and Malekhu and Malekhu, which is famous for delicious fish. En route, you can enjoy the mountain views, green sceneries, rice terrace fields, vegetable fields, and people being engaged in their daily life activities. From Naubishe you climb up to Thankot, the gateway to the capital city of Kathmandu. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

After breakfast, we first get you familiar with the Kathmandu valley by taking you for sightseeing. We first take you to Kathmandu Durbar Square and explore the beautiful complex of palaces, temples, shrines, and courtyards built by the ancient Nepali kings between the 12th and 18th century. We also take you to swyombhunath (Monkey Temple), Pashupatinath, and Boudhanath. In the evening you will enjoy a farewell dinner with cultural dance at the popular Nepali Restaurant, exchanging greetings among friends and with all Nepalese people. You can buy some souvenirs and gifts and overnight at your scheduled hotel in Kathmandu.

This day is the last day for yours in Nepal as per your schedule. After breakfast and check out from the hotel we will take you to the airport. If you want more exploring here, we will be ready to help and manage your best. Thank you for choosing Satellite Treks And Expedition to travel with and we look forward to seeing you again in Nepal.


  • Kathmandu Airport transfers
  • An experienced  insured and equipped English speaking Guide
  • Guided sightseeing and entry fee in Kathmandu
  • 3 meals during trek
  • Internal flights and land transport involved in the itinerary
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • Airport tax, All tax, VAT and company service charge
  • Good standard Hotel ( 3*) accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse/Guesthouse accommodation on trek twin sharing basic and well manage camping during climbing period.
  • Insured Climbing Sherpas ( 1 Member = 1 Sherpa Ratio on the climbing day)
  • All necessary permits ( Entry Permit, Expedition permit )
  • High-Quality Climbing tents for all camps.
  • Insurance for all Nepali staffs and porters including helicopter rescue provision
  • One liaison officer.
  • All camping and climbing equipment.
  • Required yaks
  • Free assistance service for cargo Clearance and assistance.
  • Boiled and purify drinking water for the trek and at base camp.
  • Emergency communication on the mountain and satellite communication link for helicopter evacuation.
  • Appropriate food for high altitude to all climbing crew at base camp and above as required
  • First Aid medical kit for all team members including staff
  • Power supply at base camp for charging electronics such as phone, laptops, and Camera.
  • Group trekking map 


  • Travel Insurance
  • Nepalese Visa
  • Tips for trekking/ tour guide, porters, Sherpas and all staff (expected, not mandatory)
  • Lunch & dinner in the city
  • Additional costs due to illness, rescue, force majeure, changes of flight and itinerary
  • Personal drinks and Bar Bill
  • Expenses occurred due to the use of phone and internet
  • Personal Medical kid
  • Nepal Custom Duty for import of expedition goods.
  • Visual permit ( if you want to use Special Camara)
  •  Transportation cost for excess baggage.
  • Personal Trekking and Climbing Gears


Dear All Travelers,


Warm Greeting from Satellite Treks And Expedition Pvt. Ltd.


If you are just tired of your busy schedule and looking forward to Expedition in the top of the world (Mount Everest) in Nepal. You need to care about the required personal equipment and if you are confused regarding personal equipment, we are here for your easy arrangement.


Here below we have enlisted all the necessary equipment. Just pack your bags and get ready for the adventure.


Personal Equipment:

  • A Pair of light hiking boots
  • A pair of sandals.
  • Some pairs of woolen socks.
  • One Light wool/ fleece sweater.
  • One down sweater/ jacket.
  • One light wind Gore-Tex Jacket and one light wind Gore-Tex pant.
  • A pair of Gore-Tex glove shells with the liner of ski gloves
  • one sunscreen lotion (especially 50+)
  • Sun Glasses
  • Trekking Stick
  • Rain Poncho
  • Water bottle and water purifier.
  • Some T-shirt and Some long sleeve T-shirts
  • Rucksack
  • Camera
  • Sun hat
  • Swiss Knife
  • Insect Repellent Cream
  • One Trekking baggy pants
  • First aid kit
  • Toiletries ( toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, toilet rolls, bath towel etc) and More Necessary personal clothes,

Climbing Equipment:

  • Ice Axe
  • Crampons
  • Harness
  • Carbines
  • Webbing
  • Perlon cord
  • Ascenders
  • Rappel Device

The above list is only for a guide. While you are required to bring everything on this list, there are numerous options, brands, and versions of each piece of equipment. Use your experience and the listed features to find the best gear for you. The above equipment can be easily found in stores in Kathmandu for cheaper prices.

Trip Facts

  • Duration:
  • Trip Grade:
  • Expedition: Manasalu Expedition
  • Grade: Difficult
  • Max Altitude: 8163M
  • Location: Manasalu Himalayan Range
  • Trek Type: Camping
  • Start/ End: Kathmandu/ Kathmandu
  • Transportation: Flight/Tourism Bus/ Private Transportation
  • Accommodation: Hotels/ Tea House/ Camping
  • High Altitude: 51 Days
  • Climbing Duration: 25Days
  • Trekking Duration: 22 Days
  • Group Size: Minimum 2 Pax
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Best Season: Autumn/ spring
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