1. Manaslu Expedition (8,163 meters / 26,781 ft):

Conquer Manaslu in 43 Days: A Short Itinerary with Sherpa Tabuche Treks

    • Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu, manage permits, and enjoy the city (optional). Welcome dinner and detailed expedition briefing in the evening.
    • Day 2: Scenic bus ride to Besisahar, the foothills of the Himalayas.
    • Days 3-9: Trek towards Samagaon, gateway to Manaslu Base Camp. Witness cultural villages and stunning Himalayan landscapes. Enjoy acclimatization hikes.
    • Days 10-32: Reach Manaslu Base Camp (4,800m). Establish Camps 1-4 (5,700m – 7,400m) with expert guidance and training. Ascend Manaslu Peak (8,163m) and celebrate your summit achievement.
    • Days 33-39: Descend back to Samagaon. Optionally conquer the thrilling Larkya La Pass. Enjoy a scenic trek out.
    • Days 40-42: Scenic bus ride back to Kathmandu.
    • Day 43: Departure from Kathmandu (optional: explore the city).

Here's a more detailed breakdown of our sample expedition itineraries, giving you a clearer picture of each challenging and rewarding journey we offer:

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

  • Upon arrival in the vibrant capital of Nepal, we’ll assist you with the visa application process and any necessary permits.
  • Enjoy some free time to explore the city’s rich culture, bustling streets, and historical landmarks.
  • In the evening, we’ll have a welcome dinner and a comprehensive trek and climb briefing, covering essential details about the expedition, safety procedures, and route information.
  • Our experienced team will also conduct a thorough equipment check to ensure you have everything needed for the high-altitude climb.

Day 2: Kathmandu – Besisahar

  • Today, we’ll embark on a scenic bus journey from Kathmandu to Besisahar, a charming town nestled amidst the foothills of the Himalayas.

Days 3-9: Trek to Samagaon (Manaslu Base Camp Approach)

  • The next seven days will be dedicated to trekking towards Samagaon, the gateway to Manaslu Base Camp.
  • We’ll follow a captivating route, passing through traditional villages like Machheni and Jagat, offering a glimpse into the rich culture and stunning Himalayan scenery.
  • Witness the dramatic change in landscapes as we gradually ascend towards higher altitudes.
  • Acclimatization is crucial for a successful Manaslu summit. We’ll incorporate gradual hikes and rest days to allow your body to adjust to the increasing altitude.

Days 10-32: Manaslu Base Camp and Ascend to Manaslu Peak

  • Reaching Manaslu Base Camp (4,800 meters): After a series of acclimatization hikes, we’ll arrive at Manaslu Base Camp, a bustling hub for climbers surrounded by breathtaking mountain vistas.
  • Establishing Camps & Climbing Manaslu: With expert guidance, we’ll establish four high-altitude camps throughout this period. The ascent will involve technical climbing sections, and our experienced Sherpa guides will provide training and support throughout the climb.
  • Camp 1 (5,700 meters): This camp serves as our first stop on the ascent route.
  • Camp 2 (6,200 meters): We’ll venture further up the glacier, establishing Camp 2 at a higher elevation.
  • Camp 3 (6,900 meters): This camp marks a significant point in the climb, offering challenging terrain and requiring strong climbing skills.
  • Camp 4 (7,400 meters): Our final camp before the summit push, situated at a very high altitude.
  • Summit Push for Manaslu (8,163 meters): After a pre-dawn start, we’ll tackle the challenging climb to the summit of Manaslu Peak. Witnessing the breathtaking panoramic views of the Himalayas and experiencing the unparalleled sense of accomplishment upon reaching the top will be an unforgettable memory.

Days 33-39: Descent to Samagaon and Trek Out via Larkya La Pass

  • We’ll carefully descend back to Samagaon, celebrating our Manaslu summit achievement.
  • Depending on the chosen route and weather conditions, we might conquer the thrilling Larkya La Pass (optional), offering yet another breathtaking perspective of the Himalayas. This high-altitude pass adds an extra challenge to the expedition. Alternatively, we might descend via a different route, ensuring a safe and enjoyable return.

Days 40-42: Bhulbhule – Kathmandu

  • Our journey concludes with a scenic bus ride from Bhulbhule back to Kathmandu.

Day 43: Departure from Kathmandu

  • Enjoy a final day in Kathmandu to explore the city at your leisure or do some souvenir shopping before your departure.

Important Note: This is a sample itinerary, and the actual schedule may vary depending on weather conditions, group dynamics, and individual acclimatization needs. Our highly experienced Sherpa guides will adjust the itinerary for optimal safety and success.

Cost: USD 15,700 per person

What’s Included:

  • Logistics & Permits: All necessary permits for Manaslu Expedition, including National Park fees, TIMS fee, and climbing permit.
  • Transportation: Scenic private bus journeys for all ground transportation in Nepal.
  • Accommodation:
    • 4 nights comfortable hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
    • Tea house lodges during the trek.
    • Comfortable tented accommodation at Manaslu Base Camp.
  • Meals: All meals throughout the expedition, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Vegetarian options will be available.
  • Expert Guidance: Highly experienced and certified Sherpa guides with extensive knowledge of Manaslu and a climbing support team (1 guide, 1 cook, and 1 porter).
  • Group Equipment: High-altitude tents for Base Camp and climbing camps, cooking equipment, and dining tents.
  • Safety Equipment: Climbing ropes, fixed lines on sections (if needed), ice axes, crampons, and basic first-aid kit.
  • Team Insurance: Insurance coverage for the Nepalese support team.
  • Carrier Equipment: Porters will assist with carrying essential expedition gear during the trek.

Please Note:

  • International Flights: Airfare to and from Nepal is not included.
  • Visas: You are responsible for obtaining the necessary visas for Nepal. Our team can provide guidance.
  • Personal Gear: You will need to bring your own high-altitude climbing clothing and equipment (sleeping bag, down jacket, trekking boots, etc.). A detailed gear list will be provided.
  • Travel Insurance: Comprehensive travel insurance with medical evacuation coverage is mandatory.
  • Additional Expenses:
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu are not included.
    • Personal medications, alcoholic beverages, bottled water, hot water in lodges (around 2 Euros per use), and tips to the Nepalese team are your responsibility.
  • Departure Taxes: Airport departure tax in Kathmandu is typically around USD 50 (subject to change).