51 DaysKathmandu to Kathmandu Grade:
Highest altitude: 8163 m
Food : All meals included
Accommodation: Hotels, Tea-houses and Camping
Best month : March-June, Sep-Nov
Group size: 2-20
Manaslu Expedition is another most popular expedition destination in Nepal. Mt. Manaslu (8,163 m.) is the eighth highest peaks in the world, located at Nepal and Tibet border. Since Manaslu region was opened for the visitors in 1992, the trekking and expedition to this region has been popular significantly for having incredible scenes of the unique landscapes, natural wonders of snow-capped and rocky hills, have awesome views of range of mountains located in the Manaslu region.
The term Manaslu means the spirit mountain which stands to be benevolent and strong deity in the local dialect. Because of this belief, this region is regarded to be one of the controlled area. You need to seek the permission in order you to have expedition in this area. The expedition to Manaslu region offers a range of awesome views of the majestic mountains, along the trail you will have an opportunity to explore blend of culture, unique rituals, and lifestyles of diverse ethnic groups.
There has been quite a few of remarkable achievements in Manaslu expedition because of its popularity. Nepal Adventure Team proudly organizes this expedition to the interested clients in the way that they will remember it forever.
Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu 1350m and transfer to the hotel, welcome dinner. Hotel.
Day 02:Rest day in Kathmandu and briefing regarding the trip. Hotel.
Day 03:Entire preparation day in Kathmandu. Hotel.
Day 04:Drive to Arughat and gather all the porters. Hotel.
Day 05:First day trek to Sotikhola. Overnight in camp.
Day 06:Sotikhola to Lapubesi and overnight in camp.
Day 07:Lapubesi to Machhakhola and overnight in camp.
Day 08:Machhakhola to Jagat and overnight in camp.
Day 09:Jagat to Philim and overnight in camp.
Day 10:Philim to Dang and overnight in camp.
Day 11:Dang to Namru and overnight in camp.
Day 12:Namru to Gho and overnight in camp.
Day 13:Gho to Samagaon and overnight in camp.
Day 14:Samagaon to Manaslu base camp and overnight in camp.
Day 15:Till 42: Manaslu base camp to the top of Mount Manaslu and back.
Day 43:Cleaning up base camp and overnight in camp.
Day 44:Manaslu base camp to Samagaon and overnight in camp.
Day 45:Samagaon to Nyak and overnight in camp.
Day 46:Nyak to Jagat and overnight in camp.
Day 47:Jagat to Machhakhola and overnight in camp.
Day 48:Machhakhola to Arket and overnight in lodge.
Day 49:Sotikhola to Gorkha and overnight in hotel.
Day 50:Drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel. Farewell dinner.
Day 51:International departure.
Passport & Visa
All foreign nationals, except Indian citizens, need visas to enter Nepal. Getting a visa must be the easiest one though. You just have to go to the Nepalese Embassy/consulate in your country or it can also be obtained upon your arrival in Kathmandu International Airport. To get a visa, you need to bring 2 pp size photos, visa fees and valid passport.
Tourist Visa Fees: 3 days transit visa - Free of Cost
Multiple entry 15 days - US$ 25
Multiple entry 30 days - US$ 40
Multiple entry 90 days - US$ 100
For more information, please contact Department of Immigration.
Tel: 00977-1- 4429660 | 4438862 | 4438868 | 4433934
Means of Transport
Airplane, bus or car and walking. All the cost is already included unless otherwise noted.
Travel insurance is a must when you travel abroad. Therefore before you come to Nepal, please make sure you have your insurance documents with you since our insurance companies cannot insure foreign nationals. Because of the reason that they cover all the expenses if you face some unfortunate happenings and you have to be rescued or medically assisted during the trip or if your belongings are lost or stolen.
We have arranged for the single traveller to climb as well though advised with a group. He will get a personal accommodation while he can also join the other groups.
Foods and Accommodations
Everything is arranged throughout so foods and accommodation will be the best suiting your needs. There will also be welcome and farewell dinner for guests in Kathmandu. In Kathmandu, youll be staying in the best quality hotel basically on twin-sharing basis. On trekking,accommodations are simple yet comfortable on mountain lodges when its not camping otherwise most of the days will be on camping.
During the climbing days, hygienic fresh cooked food will be provided by our own expedition cooks. In addition, dry foods including chocolates, cheese, nuts and muesli items will also add up.
Health and Fitness required
Manaslu Expedition is categorized as strenous t difficulty level. Previous experience is not compulsory but with past rock and ice climbing it will be easier for you to climb since this expedition needs high physical and mental fitness.
First Aid Kit/High Altitude Sickness
Nepal Adventure Team strongly suggests that you have your own personal first aid or medical kit. This trip takes you to a height above 4000 m within few days but the slow walks and regular stops between the walks will help you acclimatize on high altitude saving you from the high altitude sickness called AMS(acute mountain sickness). Gaining altitude without proper consideration of AMS is fatal.
Your Guide and Porter
The leader should have a significant knowledge in the climbing and trekking so that he can wonderfully and safely lead you, clearing any obstacles on the way. We, Nepal Adventure Team can proudly say that our guides(climbing, assistant, trekking guide) are highly qualified for the role. They are fully trained, experienced and licensed. They have undergone through a whole lot of trainings to make themselves useful in various situations and to make your journey a smooth and pleasant one.
Our porters are always fully equipped with the gears they need and as per the company policy, they are always insured and completely looked after. They are our backbone. We allow maximum weight of 30 kg to be carried by one porter. We make sure that they are well paid and well treated.
Best Time to Travel
The spring time from March to May is the best time for the Manaslu Expedition. However, be known that the weather is not completely predictable. Temperatures can drop as low as minus 20C during the period. Theres the possibility of snow, wind and cloud too. As you get higher, the oxygen will deplete subsequently.
Equipment and Packing Lists
After booking with Nepal Adventure Team, please pack necessary items as listed:
1. Travel documents: passport, visa(if you have), travel insurance, air tickets, voucher, passport photo (x 4)
2. Bank card or credit cards, travellers cheque, etc
3. Sleeping bags, expedition quality rated to at least -40°F and another to at least -20° F.
4. Large and small towels.
5. Toiletries and water bottle.
6. Self-inflating pads-2.
7. Sun /snow glass.
8. First Aid/medical kit.
9. Rucksack / backpack.
10. Duffel Bags(carried by porters or animals).
11. Torch / Flashlights with plenty of spare batteries.
12. Pen knife/ Swiss knife.
13. Scarf / face mask(for dust and wind).
14. Personal hygiene stuffs; trash bags too.
15. Any other extras you feel is necessary like binocular, cameras, books, journals, and more.
Trekking and climbing has been long established in Nepal,so the itineraries are modified and moderated in such a way that you can take it easy and slow. DO NOT RUSH AND ENJOY. There is plenty of time and guide will keep track of you all the time. It might be a bit harder or a bit more colder but you will get used to it.
Every traveller is different and they spend their own way. Some spend on food and drinks while other on souvenirs. Either way, consider your own spending habits and also tipping, emergency fund($200), etc before you pack up and leave.
Trip Specific Safety
Your guide is always there for your safety concerns and looking after your valuables. But you have to be equally careful. Carry some sort of wallet or belt for your important documents and money. The hotels have the safety deposit box where the lock is recommended before passing the luggage.
A Couple of Rules
Possession or using of any illegal drugs is totally intolerable. Its because of the law that respects the local people and their culture. The group will be expelled in such case.
Nepal Adventure Team strongly believes that we all are equally responsible to act in favour of the local people and the surrounding environment. Our clients too, have an important role to
a. respect the local laws, custom and their beliefs
b. always ask for permission before doing something in the local or consult to the leader
c. keep the area same as you found it as, wherever you go and dispose of rubbish
d. support local skills to encourage positive sides of tourism.
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The groups safety is very important for us. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Even though every effort is made to go as planned, a little change might occur in the itinerary because of weather conditions, health condition of a person, unexpected natural disasters, etc. The leader will try to ensure the trip runs as planned, but please be prepared to be flexible just in case.