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    Manaslu Expedition (8,163 m)

    4.55/5 from 11 reviews

    At a Glance

    • Destination
    • Trip Difficulty
    • Activities
      Trekking and Climbing
    • Accommodation
      3 star standard hotel in Cities, Guest house during trekking and tent during climbing
    • Meals
      All Standard Meals throughout the trip
    • Vehicle
      Private Luxury Tourist Vehicles and Aeroplane
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    About - Manaslu Expedition (8,163 m)

    Manasalu world's eighth highest mountain stands at an astounding elevation of 8,163m in the Gorkha District of Gorkha Province Nepal. The mountain is popularly known as the “Mountain of spirit”. The Manasalu peak was first climbed successfully by Two mountaineers Toshio Imanishi and Gyalzen Norbu 9th May 1956. The peak is one of the most technical climbs in eight-thousanders, more technical than Everest, Lhotse, and Cho Oyu.

    Base camp situated at 4700m is one of the unique camps, where the peak can be climbed from different sets of directions. The route which seems to be more confident to you and your guide will be the one to summit the peak. Although the choices for expeditions are from different sides, technical skills are required to climb the peak. This peak can be expected as the peak to prepare for the most anticipated mountain on the planet earth “Mt.Everest”. 

    Climbing the peak is an extraordinary adventure that requires you to be in an excellent physical and mental state. So, the climbers are highly recommended to get engaged in a physical fitness program at least six months before the expedition. This physical fitness program will make you able to understand your current physical status and the type of mountain peak you will be able to summit. Although, you will be guided by very capable mountain guides to make your trip to the summit very successful.

    The climbing gear and equipment are highly prioritized in climbing, because it's the most important part of climbing which is safety, to make sure you are successful without any casualties. A successful expedition is a memory of a life that lasts for a long time in your life. 

    Please, click here for the Manaslu Circuit Trek.

    Major Highlights of the Manasalu Expedition

    Abhorred route to Base Camp

    Manaslu is a less-visited range in terms of climbing and expedition, which makes the route to Manasalu a perfect land to experience the true beauty of nature and explore the hidden gems of the trail during the expedition period. Even though Mansalu offers tremendous amounts of natural beauty, the trail is still likely to be popular among people. 

    Technical Climbing

    Although the eighth highest mountain in the world, it's a more technical climb than other eight-thousanders such as Everest, Lhotse, and Cho Oyu. The experience of other similar-level peaks before would be a great advantage in climbing the peak. However, our mountain guide will make sure you summit even though you have intermediate experience in trekking or climbing a trekking peak. 

    Flora and Fauna

    Due to the less crowd of people and the range coming under Mansiri the trail toward the mountain camp is rich in biodiversity. You can expect some of the rare flora and fauna to be able to witness in real-time. The dense Rhododendron forest above 3000m makes the trail toward the camp one of the most unique experiences.

    Best time to do Manaslu Expedition

    The months of May-July and Sept-Nov which is Spring and Autumn are considered the best time to visit Mnasalu, as the weather during this period time is calm and clearer to explore the natural beauty of the Manaslu region. 

    More highlights of the Manasalu Expedition

    • Less visited destination in terms of trekking and expedition.
    • Snow-capped mountains.
    • Panoramic views of Manaslu region, Ganesh Himal, Langtang region, Himalchuli, Cheo Himal .
    • Tibetan Buddhism.
    • Diverse flora and fauna.
    • The moderately hard trekking trail.
    • Best Climbing experience.
    • Mountain lifestyle and experience of their culture.
    • Wide range of climatic and vegetational changes.

    If you are looking for similar trips we also offer Chulu West Peak Climbing, Island Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp Trek, Lobuche East Peak Climbing with Everest Base Camp, Mera peak climbing, and many more.

    For a complete guide on Climbing and expedition in Nepal, please click here.

    If you need any further information, please contact us.

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    Manaslu Expedition (8,163 m) Itinerary

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    What's Included

    • ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE: Airport - Hotel transfers – Airport (Pick Up and Drop), by a private vehicle.
    • ACCOMMODATION IN KATHMANDU: 4 nights hotel in Kathmandu (4-star category) - single room on bed and breakfast plan.
    • CARGO CLEARANCE: Assistance for cargo clearance in Nepal’s Customs, clearance cost is subject to a charge.
    • PERMITS: Expedition Royalty and permit of Nepal Government to climb Mt. Manaslu Conservation area entry permits and fee.
    • RESTRICTED AREA PERMIT: Restricted area permit fee.
    • LIAISON OFFICER: 1 Government Liaison officer with full equipment, salary, and accommodation.
    • GARBAGE MANAGEMENT: Stool Shipment Transfer & Garbage Deposit fees.
    • INSURANCE: Medical & Emergency rescue Insurance for all involved Nepalese staff during the trek and expedition.
    • MAP: Trekking and climbing map.
    • DUFFLE BAG: One Luxury Holidays’ Duffle Bag.
    • MEMBER TRANSPORTATION: Land Transportation: Drive from Kathmandu to Dharapani via Besishashar, and while returning Machha Khola to Kathmandu, as per itinerary.
    • EXPEDITION STUFFS TRANSPORTATION: All necessary equipment transportation for all Members and Staff from Kathmandu to Arukhet (by jeep) – Arukhet to Sama Gaun (by Heli) and Base camp (by Porters) – While returning: Base camp to Sama Gaun (by porters) – Sama Gaun to Arukhet (by Heli) and Arughat to Kathmandu (by Jeep)
    • MEMBER LUGGAGE: Up to 60 Kg per member for personal baggage during the trek to be carried by porters or Yaks.
    • FOOD AND LODGING: 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner; including tea and coffee) along with accessible accommodation at Hotel/Lodge during the trek and at the Basecamp. Hygienic and fresh green vegetables, fresh meat, fruits, soft drinks, and juice will be served regularly during the entire expedition using helicopter flights. Well-managed base camp set up for members & Staff.
    • PORTER: Porter per member up to and from Base camp (both ways).
    • BASE CAMP STAFF: Experienced and well-trained Base Camp Cook & kitchen Helpers as required.
    • STAFF SALARY AND ALLOWANCE: All Nepalese staff & porter’s daily wages, salary, equipment, food & clothing.
    • BASE CAMP TENT: Each member will have an individual box tent in Base Camp.
    • BASE CAMP EQUIPMENT: Single Tent, foam mattresses and pillow per member, 1 Dinning Tent, 1 Kitchen Tent, 1 Communication tent, 1 Toilet & 1 Shower Tent, 1 Staffs Tent, 1 Tent for Nepalese base camp staffs, Store tents, Tables & chairs & all necessary cooking gears.
    • HEATER: Heater at base camp in each Dining and other necessary camps.
    • SOLAR/GENERATOR/LIGHT: 1 Solar panel or Generator for battery charge and light at base camp for use.
    • TRAINING: Oxygen, Mask Regulator, Ice wall, and Ladder training at basecamp by a professional guide.
    • HIGH ALTITUDE CLIMBING SHERPA: 1 veteran and government-licensed climbing Sherpa per member (1 Member: 1 Sherpa), during the entire climb from Basecamp to the summit and back, and on each rotation.
    • ASSISTANCE: Climbing Sherpa to assist in carrying your gear to the high camps.
    • CLIMBING SHERPA SALARY & ALLOWANCE: Climbing Sherpa Salary, Equipment, Food, and Clothing.
    • OXYGEN BOTTLE (O2): Summit Oxygen: 3 oxygen bottles (4 ltrs.) for each member and 1 oxygen bottle for each high-altitude Sherpa. **
    • OXYGEN MASK & REGULATOR: 1 Set of Summit Oxygen masks and regulator for each member and high-altitude Sherpa, which has to be returned after the expedition. **
    • BACK-UP OXYGEN: Back up Oxygen Cylinder, mask, and regulator (with appropriate charge).
    • HIGH CAMP SERVICE (INFRASTRUCTURE AND LOGISTICS): High Altitude Tent, Necessary cooking EPI gas, cooking pot, High food for a member, Sherpa, and other crews at (C1) (C2) (C3) and (C4). Group climbing gears, and fixed and dynamic rope during the climbing period as required.
    • HIGH CAMP KITCHEN AND DINING: SST will have one cook, kitchen, and dining tents in Camp I and Camp II.
    • HIGH ALTITUDE TENT: Members will share tents in high camps (2 members: 1 tent).
    • ROPE FIXING TEAM: The team of experienced Sherpas will fix the route on Manaslu (no extra charge will be applied to members).
    • SATELLITE PHONE: Satellite Phone for emergency communication carried by Sherpa, also available for members with appropriate charge.
    • WALKIE-TALKIE: Walkie–Talkie for communicating from Base Camp to Mountain and Mountain to Base Camp.
    • PERMITS: Satellite Phone/Walkie-talkie permit for all members and staff.
    • INTERNET SERVICE: Internet facility (1 Mbps) will be available at the Base Camp (subject to a charge).
    • WEATHER FORECAST: Weather forecast reports regularly from Meteotest, Bern (Switzerland) during the entire expedition.
    • MEDICAL KIT: Comprehensive Medical kit for members and staff.
    • CERTIFICATE: Mt. Manalsu climbing certificate issued by MoCTCA (after climbing Mt. Manaslu successfully).

    What's Excluded

    • INTERNATIONAL AIRFARE: International flight airfare (from and to Kathmandu).
    • NEPAL ENTRY VISA FEE: Nepalese Visa fee is $125 USD for 90 Days.
    • LUNCH & DINNER: Lunch & dinner during the stay in Kathmandu (also in case of early return from Trekking / Expedition than the scheduled itinerary).
    • EXTRA NIGHTS IN KATHMANDU: Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu. In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from Trekking / Expedition, domestic flight cancellation (due to any other reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
    • INSURANCE POLICY: Insurance covering both medical and high-altitude evacuation costs (for the trip cancellation, interruption, high altitude rescue & air evacuation, medical treatment, repatriation, etc.) *Mandatory
    • PERSONAL EXPENSES: Telephone Calls, Internet, Toiletries, battery recharge, hot shower, laundry, soft drinks, beers, and any Alcoholic beverages (during the trek and in Kathmandu but we will have soft drinks for members at base camp).
    • PERSONAL CLIMBING EQUIPMENT: Clothing, Packing Items, Bags, Personal Medical Kit, and all kinds of Personal Trekking / Climbing Gear.
    • TOILETRIES: Soaps, shampoos, toilet and tissue papers, toothpaste, and other items used to keep yourself clean.
    • FILMING: Special Filming, Camera, and Drone permit fee.
    • INTERNET SERVICE: Not included during the trek.
    • SUMMIT BONUS: Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa- Minimum 1500 USD.
    • TIPS: Calculate some tips for Basecamp staff – Minimum 400 USD.
    • EXTRA: Any other services or activities, which are not mentioned in the itinerary and other items not listed in the “Cost Includes” section.

    Dates & Availability

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      Mr. Jonah
      United States of America (the), New York

      Greater the view from the Top

      Luxury Holidays Nepal is their name while providing very fine and best services. During my Peak Climbing, Luxury Holidays Nepal gave me amazing services, and a great team, who support me during the journey in and very friendly manner. The whole journey is unforgettable for me. It was a great experience. Every step up makes the views more pristine and outstanding.

      Thank you Luxury Holidays Nepal for such an amazing wonderful trip. If I have to suggest the best trek company, I proudly suggest Luxury Holidays Nepal Pvt. Ltd. to everyone. Go and explore the Himalayan landlock country with them. 

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      Mr. Oliver
      United States of America (the), Texas

      LHN was an excellent choice for our Peak climbing in Nepal

      We recently completed Peak Climbing with Luxury Holidays Nepal.LHN made our trip enjoyable. Peak Climbing has been my dream since childhood. It was done in a very safe manner. Good and comfortable accommodations were provided. . We were very satisfied with their service and given information about the journey. . It was an unforgettable trip in my entire life. I highly recommend the Luxury holiday Nepal.

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      Mr. Ethan
      France, Lyon

      Everything was perfect. I am satisfied with the company

      My partner Renny and I climbed a peak in Nepal with the best company.! We had a great experience. Communication was very smooth and efficient during the planning period. It was a wonderful time of year to experience the mountains in the Autumn season. It was our best decision to choose Luxury Holidays Nepal as a travel company. Our guide Pradeep is the best guide. I highly recommend him. He is an experienced guide. His English skill is amazing. Our porter Dinesh is also a fantastic guy. He always takes care of us during peak climbing. Good food and accommodations were provided. Everything was perfect. I am satisfied with the company. See you guys in the future.


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    Essential Information

    Tourist Visa
    Immigration Office, TIA (Tribhuvan International Airport) under the Department of Immigration has been facilitating tourists flying to Nepal by providing visas on Arrival. To obtain a visa upon arrival by air in Nepal you must fill in an application form and provide a passport copy. Visa application forms are available at the arrival hall, though some airlines provide this form on the flight. There are now visa registration machines in the immigration hall for people with electronic passports, which will automatically fill out the visa form for you after inserting your passport. Or, you can get a visa from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions stationed in your own country before your arrival.

    On Arrival Visa Fee at Entry Points
    15 Days – 30 USD
    30 Days – 50 USD
    90 Days – 125 USD

    Getting in Nepal
    There are many entry points in Nepal but most of you will take a flight to Kathmandu which is the only entry point for travelers who are entering by air. Your expedition will officially begin after flying to Kathmandu where you will be picked up by a Luxury Holidays Nepal representative at the airport, so you need to provide your arrival details in advance. And also lets us know if your flight gets delayed right away so we can manage everything accordingly.

    Domestic Flights
    Domestic flights in Nepal are the main intercommunication to reach the region where you are going for your expedition as most of these regions are disconnected by road transport. Your flights into the Khumbu and any other region that are mentioned in your trip program will be reserved by us on your behalf. Due to the terrain and landscapes of Nepal domestic flights might get caught in weather delays which is why we recommend your return flight back home be changeable at any time.

    Altitude Sickness
    Altitude Sickness is an effect of high-altitude atmospheric pressure that results in a quick change in oxygen level and air pressure of the human body. The symptoms will arise while walking at a high altitude without properly acclimatizing the body. It can happen to anyone even if they have great physical fitness if they climb faster at a higher altitude. It is better to ascend gradually to prevent altitude sickness.

    There is good access to ATMs anywhere in most city areas, however, you will find it hard in rural areas. Different banks have their maximum withdrawal amount limit. Most hotels, restaurants, airlines, and travel agents accept cards as well. It is more important to have enough cash as there will be very limited or no ATM access in trekking areas and also some reserve cash for emergencies. USD is selectively acceptable in Nepal but still, you need to make sure you have Nepalese currency on hand during the expedition.

    There is no significant rule about tipping your guide or porter but it has been more common in Nepal. It is on you to decide whether to thank the guide and porter with tips or not. But in most cases, guides and porters expect tips from you though they don’t ask for tips verbally.

    The water quality in Nepal isn’t the greatest so it is better to use a water filtration or purification tablet. You can also drink boiled water if you like. Make sure to drink a lot of water during the expedition as your body requires more at a higher altitude.

    Nepal is a heaven for adventures and is comparatively a safe destination for those adventures. There is a low rate of serious crime however you should still take sensible safety measures. Keep an eye on pick-pocketers and snatchers in buses and tourist areas. You can avoid walking with a large amount of cash on your own. Always let your guide know if you’re going out during the trip.

    Internet and SIM Card
    Most cities have extensive access to the internet, also hotels, restaurants, and cafes that offer free WIFI. But outside the cities, in the remote trekking areas, it’s fair to non-existent. During the expedition, the internet is available at the base camp for a certain amount of cost. You can easily purchase a SIM card at an affordable cost. You can use the data package using the SIM card as well.

    Vaccinations & Immunization
    Before traveling to Nepal, please consult your travel clinic for updated information on vaccinations and immunizations. The commonly recommended vaccinations are Chickenpox, Diphtheria-Tetanus, Polio, Shingles, Covid-19, Hepatitis A & B, Encephalitis, Malaria, Measles, Rabies, Typhoid, and Yellow Fever.

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