Mount Manaslu (8,156m) was first climbed in 1956 by a Japanese expedition. Its name comes from the Sanskrit word manias, meaning “intellect” or “soul”. It is the same root word as that for Manasarover, the holy lake near Mt. Kailash in Tibet. Just as the British considered Everest their mountain, Manaslu has been always regarded as the “Japanese mountain” by the Japanese; because of the Japanese people’s first conquered on its top.

This mountain is a good choice for those climbers who already climbed successful one of the 6000m and 7000m peaks Himalayas. It is excellent as part of the training preparation for higher 8000m expeditions, especially in preparation for Mt Everest (8848m).

This expedition runs every year during September and October.

We at Himalayan Treks allow full customization for our customers, which is why we also have add-ons and trip extensions which can be perused by interested trekkers. Some popular trip extensions availed by our clients include a day or more exploring the historic sites of KathmanduBhaktapur or why not pay a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Chitwan National Park. Likewise, it’s also possible to extend your trek to link it with other treks in the same Everest area, for instance, the Gokyo Valley trek. However, if you are looking for a different experience altogether, we can recommend the Annapurna Circuit trek or the Manaslu Circuit trek.


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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel

Day 02: Preparation for the trip

Day 03: Drive to Besishar

Day 04: Trek to Dharapani (1963m)

Day 05: Trek to Goa (2515m)

Day 06: Trek to Trek to Bhimthang (3590m)

Day 07: Trek to Samdo (3875m) via Larke pass (5160m)

Day 08: Trek to Samagaun (3520m)

Day 09: Samagaun – Rest Day

Day 10: Trek to Manaslu Base Camp (4700m)

Days 11-35: Climbing Period Mt Manaslu and back to Kathmandu.

1. If we had bad weather during the expedition, for route opening to summit purposes, we will bring all the equipment Camp 1-2-3-4. Guide and sherpas will need extra time.

2. If, for any reasons, we couldn’t reach summit in the first attempt, we will try again a second time. For that, we will need an extra 6 days.

3. This itinerary might need to be adapted by the guide according to the weather conditions

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