Manaslu Expedition 2024

Manaslu Expedition 2024

Facts of the Trip

Elevation: 8163m

Location: North/West Nepal (Gorkha)

Duration: 35 days

First Ascent: Toshio Imanishi and Gyalzen Norbu, members of a Japanese expedition 1956, May 9

Best Season: Spring and Autumn

Accommodation: Hotel and Camping

Climbing Route: North-south routes

Grade: Mountaineering VII

Transportation: By Road or Heli

Group Size: Min. 2

Major Activity: Mountaineering

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Manaslu is the eighth-highest mountain in the world at 8,163 metres (26,781ft) above sea level. Manaslu is located on the north side of Gorkha district along the Budi Gandaki valley. Manaslu was renamed Manaslu, which comes from the Sanskrit word "Manasa" meaning "intellect" or "soul". The total climbing route length is 12.2 km from the Base Camp. The nearest settlement to the Manaslu peak is Samagaun at a distance of 1.9 km.

Many consider the three peaks of Manaslu as Japanese peaks, as they were the first to reach its summit on May 9, 1956, by Toshio Imanishi and Gyalzen Norbu, members of a Japanese expedition.

The main trekking route to reach Manaslu Base Camp, the caravan route, takes off at Samagaon. There are two routes to get to Samagaon. Either come from over the high Larkya pass starting from Besisahar or continues drive to Dharapani/ Tilche and 3–4 days trek to Samagau or the original Manaslu trekking start from Sotikhola /Machhekhola and trek to Samagau 5–7 days.

From Samagau head up to Manaslu Base Camp at 4750 m. Asian Hiking Team made Manaslu Expedition Camp I at 5700 meters at the bottom of the North Peak right above the glacier in a protected area. Climbing Camp II is located in the safe section of the climb in a relatively flat area at 6400 meters, although at this campsite there can be a lot of snow accumulation. Climbing from Camp II to Camp III is one of the shortest days and only takes around 3 hours. Asian Hiking Team make our Camp III at the elevation of 6800 meters just below the col to avoid the very strong winds, so we ensure that all our tents are anchored properly. The route continues up the remaining glacier climbing steep sections of snow and ice with safety towards Camp IV at 7400 meters, which is the last camp on our Manaslu expedition. Finally, we have to traverse past, sadly, exposed remnants of former expeditions, smashed tents and dumped rubbish to reach the Summit, a tiring day involving a 6 to 8 hour climb. Nowadays, many climbers are attracted to this beautiful mountain. From the summit, you can see many mountains in the Annapurna and Ganesh Himal ranges, as well as parts of the Tibetan plateau.

Asian Hiking Team has organizing Manalsu Expeditions 2024 autumn season. The joining group start on September 4 to 10, 2024. The international group joining schedule for 2025 start on September 10. All our Sherpa leaders and climbing Sherpa has many years of experience to climb above 8000m peaks. The trekking route we mentioned drives from Kathmandu to Sotikhola, trekking all the way to Samagau. However, you can do trek start from Besisahar – Dharapani, over the high pass as well. You can stay at a hotel or lodge and then proceed to the Manaslu base camp.

Day by Day Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport, meet our staff then transfer to Hotel (B).

Day 02 - Day 03: Kathmandu free day-Official works for expedition and briefing by officer of the Ministry of Tourism (BB).

Start Trekking

Day 04: Kathmandu to Arughat Bazar (620m), continues to Sotikhola to Machha Khola (870 m) by Jeep/ Local Bus 9-12 hours, overnight hotel (B/L/D).

Day 05: MachheKhola to Jagat (1340 m), 5-6 hours, Overnight Lodge /Guest house (B/L/D).

Day 06: Jagat to Deng (1860m), 5-6 hours, Overnight Lodge /Guest house (B/L/D).

Day 07: Deng to Namrung (2630m), 5-6 hours 2300m, Overnight Lodge /Guest house (B/L/D).

Day 08: Namrung to Lho (3180m), 4-6 hours, Overnight Lodge /Guest house (B/L/D).

Day 09: Lho to Samagaou (3360m), 4-5 hours, Overnight Lodge /Guest house (B/L/D).

Day 10: Acclimatization rest day in Samagaou, Overnight Lodge /Guest house (B/L/D).

Day 11: Samagau to Manaslu Base camp (4900m), 3-5 hours, meet our staffs, overnight at camp (B/L/D).

Day 12 to Day 28 - Start Climbing 

That is acclimatization and climbing period. 

Base Camp 4900m

Camp I - 5700m

Camp II - 6400m

Camp III - 6800m

Camp IV - 7400m

Manaslu Summit 88163m

End Climbing

Day 29: High Camp / Base Camp – Sama Gau, overnight at Hotel/ Guest house (B/L/D).

Day 30: Trek from Samagau to Namrung 5-6 hours, Overnight Lodge /Guest house (B/L/D).

Day 31: Trek from Namrung to Jagat, 8-10 hours, Overnight Lodge /Guest house (B/L/D).

Day 32: Jagat to Machhekhola Overnight Lodge /Guest house (B/L/D).

Day 33: Machha Khola to Sotikhola continues to Kathmandu drive by tourist coach 7-9 hours, Overnight Hotel (B/L).

Day 34: Kathmandu free, overnight hotel, (BB).

Day 35: Last minute, transfer to the airport for your onward journey (B).

Note: It is possible after summit return over the Larky Pass or take a Helicopter.

Optional Trekking itinerary over the Larkya Pass

Others days are same (itinerary to reach the Samagau)

Day 04: Kathmandu to Besi Shahar continue to Dharapani (1860m) by Bus/Jeep, 9-12 hours, overnight at hotel (B/L/D). 

Day 05: Trekking to Tilje (2360m), 4-6 hours, overnight at hotel/Lodge (B/L/D).

Day 06: Trekking to Bhimtang (3590m), 4-6 hours, overnight at hotel/Lodge (B/L/D).

Day 07: Over the Larkya Pass 5213m, trek to Dharmasala 4900 m, 8-14 hours, overnight at Lodge (B/L/D).

Day 08: Dharmasala to Samagau 5-7 hours, overnight at hotel (B/L/D).

After Samagau we follow the itinerary as above.