Manaslu Expedition - Permit and Cost for 2024-2025

Trip Overview
  • Duration 41 Days
  • Difficulty Level Technical Challenging or Grade E (*****)
  • DestinationNepal
  • Meals & AccommodationBreakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Trip Start & EndKathmandu to Kathmandu
  • Trip TypeExpedition
  • Major AttractionManaslu
  • Maximum Altitude8163 Meters
  • Best TimeSpring and Autumn

Manaslu Expedition in Autumn package guides you to the peak of the sacred mountain and the eighth-highest peak in the world. It stands at a height of 8,163m (26,781 feet) and is wholly within the Nepalese Himalaya; it is like going back in time in its remote valley in the west of Nepal.

The towering twin summits dominate the Budhi Gandaki valley with broad sweeping views across the Annapurna ridge chain to the west and the Tibetan plateau to the north. Called the “Spirit Mountain” Nepal, Manaslu is an accomplishment on its own. And if you have even higher 8000m dreams, climbing the classic NE face gives you a chance to improve Himalayan climbing skills, acclimatize with high altitudes, and prepare for future climbs like Mt. Everest.

The Autumn season of the Manaslu expedition has never been a less popular destination, as many climbing enthusiasts worldwide tirelessly wait for their trip to the region. The regions surrounding the Manaslu are some of Nepal's major adventure destinations for climbing and trekking.

Mount Manaslu in the Manaslu Region is among the top destinations for thousands of people who travel to this territory to walk the untrodden trails and climb Mount Manaslu annually. Similarly, The Manaslu Circuit Trek is among the most famous treks in this area, and it sees many tourists annually. 

The first successful Manaslu expedition occurred in 1956, and the ascent was carried out by T. Imanishi (Japan) and Gyalzen Norbu (Sherpa). So far today, at least six routes lead to Manaslu’s summit. The Manaslu Expedition lets the participants enjoy a few partly technical sections and a changing landscape.

You can think of Mount Manaslu for climbing as it is one of the most accessible eight-thousanders. Its altitude is substantial but not horrifying compared to that of Kanchenjunga or Everest. The success rate of several ascent mountaineers is 65%, which means you have a significant chance of reaching the summit.

This summit is difficult yet attracts skilled climbers who have climbed mountains over 7000 meters associated with this life. Though climbing Mt Manaslu itself will be a tough challenge, once you reach the summit, it will be easier to climb other 8-thousanders.

The Manaslu expedition offers a variety of exciting approaches that can be taken from Manaslu Base Camp to ascend to the summit (4,700 m). Commonly used is the standard route, which was first trodden by the original Japanese team who climbed up the Northeast face in 1956. Mt Manaslu is not the most technical summit one can climb, but it necessitates higher technical skills than Shishapangma or Cho Oyu. 

The Autumn Manaslu Expedition starts with a drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola and then trekking to the village of Sama Gaun along the Budhi Gandaki Valley and the northeast ridge. However, before walking to the top of Manaslu, you must travel through several frozen terrains and an arête. A small ridge is an excellent example of an arête. 

After that, there is a demanding climb to the top, from which you will definitely have some of the most spectacular views of the Himalayas. The success rate of ascent is higher for Manaslu. Altitude sickness is a genuine concern if climbing above 4000 meters, so be careful not to overdo it.

You will trek through lovely countryside, woods, and valleys in such a Manaslu expedition. As you walk the trail, you can also clearly appreciate many other awe-inspiring summits, such as Himalchuli, Saula, Langpo, Ngadi Chuli, and many more.

For those who are interested, Mountain Rock Treks offers an exciting Manaslu Expedition for the autumn season. Reservations for the Manaslu Autumn Expedition in 2024 and 2025 are available as of now. In the framework of our Autumn Expedition, we will accompany you to the top of one of the most challenging mountains – Mount Manaslu from Nepal- with experienced mountaineering Sherpas guiding you through it. 

Key Features of Manaslu Expedition

  • Conquer the 8th highest mountain on Earth, Mt. Manaslu, at 8163m/26,781 feet high.
  • Reach the summit of the mountain that lies entirely within Nepal.
  • Enjoy the trek and ascent in the distant Himalayas outside the usual tourist itineraries towards western-central Nepal.
  • It is a classic peak and a great starting point to begin the 8000m peaks like Everest.
  • Transverse the challenging and remote trail of the Manaslu region to arrive at the peak's base camp. 
  • Enjoy the natural richness of the Manaslu region, a remarkable heritage landscape of the local rich and diverse lives with gushing streams, lush valleys, and rivers.
  • Enjoy a harmonious trip to the ancient monasteries and most ignorant villages.
  • It provides a very dramatic view of the Cross Larkya La Pass
  • Get good views of neighboring peaks, the Ganesh Himal and the Ngadi Chuli.
  • Get a wide cultural exposure while Visiting the lower region 
  • Enjoy the autumn table weather that contributed to the success of the Manalsu expedition. 

Is Manaslu Expedition in Autumn Safe?

Yes, the Manaslu Expedition in Autumn is generally safe. From the beginning of September to October, it is one of the best and most preferred mountaineering seasons in the Himalayas.

Autumn proved to be one of the best seasons for climbing because of its high success rate. It's relatively easier than the Summit attempt on Mount Everest. Cooling temperatures characterize the autumn season, and snowfall comes in mid-November.

In October, the snow begins to harden, and the climbing route can be fixed easily compared to different months. The after-raining season visibility of the mountain is higher than the pre-raining season, so climbing could be more comfortable. Compared to the spring season, the autumn season is less windy. Climbing Manaslu in autumn is recommended because the season has less rain, snowfall and more favorable weather conditions. 

Can I Climb Mt Manaslu?

Yes, you can climb Mount Manaslu if you meet the prerequisite requirements for the expedition. The prerequisites include climbing at least one 6000 M & 7000M peaks before the Manaslu Expedition. These peaks include Lobuche East, Island Peak, Chulu West or Khumbu 3 Peak, and others above 600 meters. Multi-pitch climbing and ice climbing experience are essential, with proficiency ranging from rock climbing grades 5.9+ to 5.10 a,b,c, and ice climbing grades WI-3 to WI-4.

You should be in Excellent physical shape and have increased stamina to help you endure long marches and some ascents that can last up to 8 hours a day. Even though Manasla is less hazardous among 8000-m mountain peaks, the high-altitude environment should not be treated lightly. 

The climbing conditions may be challenging because there will be a lot of ice and rock, so the climb requires technical mountaineering skills and equipment. While Mount Manaslu can pose a level of technical challenge that is almost similar to choosing Cho Oyu, it offers a wider array of routes and variations, making it an ideal mountain for climbers seeking diversity in their challenges.

Mt Manaslu climbing, mainly in autumn, is possible if the climbers are well prepared. Similarly, the expedition should be well planned with utmost care and professional preparedness involving physical fitness and technical techniques. However, for those with the right abilities and courage, it gives an unforgettable journey through nature’s wonderland in the Himalayan mountains.

What Experience Do Mountaineers Need for Manaslu Expedition?

Such mountaineers going for a Manaslu expedition require alpine and High-altitude mountaineering knowledge and skills. They must have accomplished some climbs from 6000M to 7000M+. Considering that one has climbed or conquered summits such as Chulu West at 6419M, Lobuche East, Island Peak, and other 7000ers such as Baruntse Peak, Ama Dabldam, the Himlung Himal, then experience for Manaslu is significantly enhanced. These 6000 m or 7000 m mountaineering experiences do not have to be limited to Nepal. You can get the climbing experience out of Nepal, too. 

In addition to High-altitude mountaineering experience, mastery of hiking, climbing, and traversing with crampons over snow, ice, and steep terrain is also essential. At the same time, experienced climbers should be able to trace fixed ropes on steep and exposed rock parts.

This acquaintance with High-altitude mountaineering accessories and basic rope operations (including tying safety knots and performing abseils) is obligatory. Moreover, Mental strength is critical for anyone living in cold temperatures and frigid winds, which are common in such settings.

A successful Himalayan peak expedition like Manaslu involves a climber's approach encompassing technical expertise, strength, mental fortitude, and prior alpine climbs. These experiences combine to build a robust framework for mountaineers to venture through the threats of one of the world's loftiest peaks.

Why Climb Mt. Manaslu With Us?

  • The success of any expedition depends on proper planning and well-arranged logistics – all of which we ensure during our trips. By offering our superior service, we are determined to maintain the security and performance of the mission.
  • First and most importantly, your safety is our main concern. As such, we operate under strict safety protocols and use the best equipment for a secure climb.
  • We organize small groups because we believe communication and cooperation flow better in smaller groups than in larger groups, providing you with an enhanced experience across the expedition.
  • Some of the mountain guides in our group are the best in the profession and have climbed Manaslu for a considerable time. They will guide you with their expertise and thus provide a memorable experience.
  • Our team of Sherpas, guides, and expedition leaders are passionate mountaineers who emotionally attach to the Himalayas, ensuring you are in safe hands.
  • Our climbing Sherpas are unmatched in knowledge on the expedition, and we are here to guide you on every single step of the journey.
  • Nothing could be more suitable than being guided through the Himalayas by those who have lived in them. Through their knowledge, we learn more about our mountain terrain and routes. 
  • We appreciate the Himalayas being treated sustainably; we aim to preserve the unspoiled nature. The activities we enrolled in during the Eco Manalsu Expeditions and our environmental projects demonstrated our quest to save the environment.

Manaslu Expedition in Autumn Cost

Several factors include the cost of the Manaslu Expedition. The pricing structure of trekking mountaineering agencies differs based on the kind of services offered.

Since a traveling agent does not have to pay any commission when issuing a booking through a local company, the price of booking through a local company is much lower than that of other foreign-based companies. Costs are also associated with the number of members in a group. If you have or are planning family vacations involving a larger group, then some Group Discounts may apply. 

Our company provides state-of-the-art, highest-range, all-around peak climbing services. Our team ensures your security, the summit's solid success and comfort, and having fun while enjoying the local culture. 

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As you land at Kathmandu Airport, a Mountain Rock Treks representative will meet you at the Tribhuvan International Airport terminal and drop you at your hotels. You have the rest of the day to yourself. You may relax at the hotel or explore. It is a good place; there are many places where one gets excellent food and drinks in cafes, restaurants, and pubs.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Free Day
  • 1,400 m

This day will be the preparation for your adventurous journey. Your guide will then give you a brief about the trip just after your breakfast. He will let you know critical information concerning climbing and trekking. Shortly after the briefing, he shall assist you in organizing the documents required for the expedition. You do not have to worry about the permits, as your guide will be getting them for you.

After you have submitted all the documents required for the permits, you can go shopping for your Mountain climbing Equipment or gear. After a hectic day, you would get exhausted. Therefore, you can rest at your hotel and prepare for your adventure the following day. 

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Free Day
  • 1,400 m

We depart from Kathmandu Valley in a jeep, where we proceed towards the Soti Khola through the Prithvi Highway shortly after breakfast. The nine to ten-hour trip is demanding, considering the combination of off-road and paved roads, although the sights along the Trisuli River are magnificent.

When we’re in Soti Khola, our journey moves towards Macchakhola, crossing through Lapu Besi, creeks, and falls. After a few hours, we reach Machha Khola village, beautifully located on the Budhi Gandaki River access, via crossing a suspension bridge. In this place, we comfortably rest for the night. 

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • 7 hrs
  • 869m

As today's hike can be completed quickly, we can take a Saunter instead of a Stagger to reach today's destination.  From Machha Khola, further on, our path runs along the bank of the Budi Gandaki and passes over a few tracks made up of both uphill and downhill. The valley continues developing its path until the slope turns out to be very clear to go Jagat. This beautiful town in the Lamjung district has a fantastic view. 

  • Tea house/camping
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • 4 hrs
  • 1350m

The trail starts through an arid sloping route with a glimpse of Sringi Himal at the rocky ridge. From Ghatta Khola, we proceed to Philim, a Gurung village. On our way into Nupri, we are greeted by settlements and farms comprising farmers growing maize, millet, potatoes and other vegetables. We cross through the uninhabited gorge and walk on the trails at the bank of Budhi Gandaki to Deng River, and we will pass through dense bamboo forests.

  • Tea house/camping
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • 6-7 hrs
  • 2300m

The Hike for today takes us on a hiking trail leaving from Deng and continues to Rana and Bihi Phedi, the two villages just across some suspension bridge over the Budhi Gandaki River. This trek rises steadily, taking one through the various types of forests and Mani stones on the way up to reach the beautiful hamlet of Ghap.

Following this, your next stop will be Ghapsya, where you will excitingly move on to the legendary views of Shringi Himal. You will reach Namrung by travelling down the river and crossing over it at several places while passing through green forests and gompas.

  • Tea house/camping
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • 6 hrs
  • 2550m

The trip continues with a long-haul walk in the jungle from Namrung to Lho on a trail offering dazzling mountain stances like Saula Himal, Pangkar Himal, Kutang Himal, and Pangbuche Himal. From Lho Village, the shadow disappears, and barley fields emerge against Manaslu Himal's backdrop. On your trail path, you will encounter a change in vegetation and more Buddhist practices, monasteries, etc. 

  • Tea house/camping
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • 5hrs
  • 3150m

Today, the trail runs from Samahaon to Namrung, passing through forests and barley fields, with magical views of Ganesh Himal, which is Himalchuli. Having passed the large prayer flag atop Lho and its expansive snow-studded peaks, Ngadi Chuli, we enter a beautiful valley and cross Hinang Khola.

A steep climb near Chortens reflects Ngadi Chuli's glory, followed by a trek to Lho, where the scenic Ribung monastery is located. From here, we descend to Damodar Khola and trek towards Shyala village. Across a suspension bridge that spans Numla Khola, the trail follows Kabeli Khola. Climbing to Pungyen Gompa, we enjoy the surrounding view before reaching Samagaon, where a teahouse will be set up for a night stay.

  • Tea house/camping
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • 4hrs
  • 3780m

Following the meal, in Samagaon, both rest and acclimatization begin. For acclimatization, taking a short hike nearby is an ideal option. You will stay in Samagaon, enjoy these picturesque views, and stroll around the nearby monasteries, i.e., Labrang Gompa and Kargya Chholing Monastery.  Along with that, you can also hike to Pungyen Gompa. No traveler can take their eyes off the breathtaking vistas of Mt. Manaslu, Pungyen Glacier, and Nadi River. 

  • Tea house/camping
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Free Day
  • 3780m

After a full rest day, the adventure resumes, taking us to the base camp of Mt Manaslu. The steep elevation over glacial moraines makes the routes more strenuous here. You slowly climb up the rocky, slanting trails until you are at base camp. After you arrive at base camp, you meet the crew member and Sherpa guide, who will lead you to the Manalsuy peak. They also perform summit preparation, make campgrounds, and do the cooking.

  • Camping at Base Camp
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • 4 hrs
  • 4700m

From this point, the climbing phase starts. From day 13 to 30, we will be in Mt Manaslu. At this stage, it would be the right time to prepare well, summit the peak, and descend back to the base camp.

We will not leave From Manaslu Base Camp for the first few days. We must have pre-climbing training and also adequate acclimatization. Our climbing guide will familiarise us with ropes, an ice-axe, ascenders, carabiners, and other gear during this period. We will also have some snow climbing, crevasse crossing, and other exercises to develop confidence using the equipment. With the terrain steep and full of snow, the practice field will prepare us for the forthcoming climb.

Having done enough training, we will reach Camp I, which will be a climb on steep and average curved slopes. When we get to Camp I, we will return to the base camp and climb the route again, which will make us stiffer and more mentally and physically prepared. We shall camp at Camp I.

We will only approach Camp II after Camp I when everything goes our way. We will trek Camp II successfully and repeat our rituals of retracing back to the base camp. Therefore, we will hike back down to the base camp simply to hike up to Camp II again. This workout will get us strong enough for the more difficult Manaslu. We will continue with the same processes until we get to Camp IV.

Starting from Camp IV, our climbing will progress using the fixed ropes. Moving over the ice bulges, our climbing guide will lead us. After this, we will go over snowy ridges and plains. The last approach to the summit is over an acutely steep snow mound. After crossing that steep snow, we reached the peak of Mt Manaslu. We shall move on from Camp IV, III, II, I, and Base Camp from the victorious ascent. We will drop slowly. Expedition as Manaslu is risky in rushing. We will return to the base camp after our Sherpa guides take us.

After the magnificent climb, we will descend to Camp IV, III, II, I, and Base Camp. We will drop gradually. Rushing an expedition like Manaslu is even risky. After the guidance from our Sherpa guides, we shall proceed to the base camp.

  • Tented Camps
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • 27 Days
  • 8163m

For everything goodness that nature offers us, we should set a price value for the environment. All waste from the mission remains is transported to the lower area since we used the same path we had entered. Therefore, we will clear all the trash collected today and clear the base camp.

By performing such a task, we contribute to preserving the aesthetic beauty and cleanliness of the region. That is how we mentally prepare ourselves to descend the trail from today's perspective while packing our luggage.

  • Tented Camps
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Free Day
  • 4700m

Finally, we trek down to Sama Gaon from Manaslu Base camp. At last, we trek down towards Sama Gaon from Manaslu Base Camp. We will descend via uneven terrain and proceed through a forest area. It will be a breeze. Before getting to Sama Gaon, we must trek through Birendra Lake, an ancient glacial lake, and some villages.

  • Tea house
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • 3hrs.
  • 3780m

From here, we will walk down to Namrung at Sama Goan. We will have positive memories of the village and the paths leading through several Tibetan villages. The whole-day walk is both pleasantly comfortable and happily short. We will hence climb slowly to Namrung.

  • Tea house/camping
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • 6 hrs
  • 2550m

Today, we will go hiking in Philim village. This day will be longer than the one before. The path is quite manageable and mostly downhill. We’ll enjoy a good walk on the trail. Along the way, we will pass millet fields, Budhi Gandaki River banks, Mani walls, gompas, forests, etc., and enjoy trekking and the stay at Philim village.

  • Tea house/camping
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • 6 hrs
  • 2300m

Starting from Philim village, we will march to Machha Khola. This will be the final trekking day of our Manaslu Expedition. We will begin with an uphill walk to Sirdibas village. From here, we will go down a bit to reach Salleri village.

After that, a rocky ridge area will take us to Jagat. From here on, we shall occasionally walk on the riverbed of the Budhi Gandaki River. Thus, we will get Tatoppani and, eventually, Machhakhola.

  • Tea house/ Camping
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • 6hrs
  • 1330m

We will drive the remainder of the way to Kathmandu via the highway. In the morning, we will get into a jeep or bus and resume journeying on the Nepalese road. During this trip, we will encounter different villages, rivers, hills, lush greenery, and highway bumps. The whole journey looks captivating, and we will end up in the buzz of Kathmandu.

  • Tea house/ Camping
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • 7 hrs
  • 1,400 m

After a month's trip, you are in Kathmandu, ready for much-needed rest. Today's all about relaxation. If you want to visit Nepal's gems, Mountain Rock Treks guides you through them. During the day, we can visit some historical sites that are part of the heritage. In the evening, we will have a goodbye meal with the team. At the close of this expedition, we shall conclude it by narrating the beautiful moment of the Manaslu Expedition.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • Free Day
  • 1,400 m

After a month in the Manalsu region, it is time to return home. We'll ride you to the airport for your departure. Our team will bid you a fond farewell there. Safe travels. 

  • Breakfast
  • Free Day
  • 1,400 m

We are pleased to offer the flexibility of tailoring your journey to your desired duration and places, whether extended or shortened, as our proficient team of locals-cum-guides, porters, and accompanying staff have an in-depth understanding of every location traveled.

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Cost Details


  • All arrival and departure transfers with Mountain Rock assistance.
  • 4 Nights Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu on BB Plan as per itinerary.
  • Kathmandu-Dharapani/Sotikhola-Kathmandu private transport with group and members.
  • Complete camping set like kitchenware, kitchen, dining tents with furniture like tables and chairs.
  • Toilet and shower tents and one each individual member box tent at ABC. 
  • Three meals a day (BLD-tea-coffee) and teahouse /lodge accommodation during trek.
  • Freshly cooked 3 meals a day (BLD-tea-coffee) by Mountain Rock professional cook in ABC.
  • 40kg: 30kg per person individual baggage allowance for trekking up and down to ABC.
  • Annapurna & Manaslu Conservation Area Project (ACAP/MCAP) entry permit.
  • Expedition royalty and climbing permit for climbing normal route of Mt. Manaslu.
  • 1:1 experienced private climbing Sherpa guide during trek and climb (Manaslu Summiteers). 
  • 3 bottles of 4l oxygen (2 for member and 1 for Sherpa) and 2 sets of Mask & Regulator.
  • Fully paid Government appointed Liaison Officer for the expedition. 
  • Required high altitude food for climbing member and support Sherpa.
  • Required fixed and dynamic rope during climbing period and rope fixing facility.
  • Emergency oxygen mask and regulator upon requirement of guest for medical use.
  • All tents for camp 1, 2, 3 and 4 for member and Sherpa sharing basis.
  • Wages, equipment, medical and accidental Insurances for involved Sherpa and kitchen staff.
  • Solar panel with batteries for light and charging electronic devices  in the Base Camp.
  • Satellite phone for communication with the cost of US$ 5 per minute at ABC. 
  • First Aid medical kits for the Group and the staffs at ABC.
  • Our service charge and Government taxes levied in Nepal.
  • Necessary assistance for individual travel arrangements if required.
  • Farewell Dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with domestic culture show in Kathmandu. 


  • Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except farewell dinner).
  • Laundry, communication expenses and Internet uses.
  • Clothing, packing items or bags, personal medical kit, camera/video fees and trekking gears. 
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, change in Government regulations, etc.
  • Any additional staff other than specified.
  • Rescue, repatriation, medicines, medical tests and hospitalization expenses for member.
  • Summit bonus to your private Sherpa guide if approached to the summit (Minimum US$ 1000.00)
  • Medical and travel Insurance with helicopter search and rescue for member.
  • Permits for walkie-talkie & filming if special camera.
  • Defined personal climbing gears.
  • Tips to Base Camp Staffs is mandatory; minimum US$ 200 per member for the team.
  • Any other item not mentioned in “THE PACKAGE COST INCLUDES” section.

Essential Info

Manaslu Expedition in Autumn (September, October, November)

The best season to start the Manaslu expedition is autumn, from the last few days of September till mid-November, the second week. This time of the year is convenient for climbers as they experience pleasant, suitable weather patterns that assist them in a successful Manalsu approach. Moreover, the weather is nice for long walks lasting several hours. Moreover, it is also normal for the Manaslu Expedition or Manaslu Trek in autumn to record success with a 75% -80% success rate. Here is how your Climbing Manaslu will be in different months of autumn. 

Manaslu Peak Climbing in September

September is relatively comfortable in the Manaslu region and nationally in Nepal. Dry conditions and few clouds are associated with monsoon rains. Early September is not the best because of the probability of rainfall, though from mid-September onwards, sunny skies dominate, so it is good for trekking and climbing.

Be prepared to find packed pathways because many trekkers go out in this period with interesting wildlife and vibrant greenness that make it even more attractive. Temperatures are 10 to 15 degrees Celsius during the day, whereas you can find temperatures below -10 up to minus one degree Celsius at night. As the days go by, the weather warms up, and during the daytime, natural beauty emerges in clear skies and picturesque snow-capped mounts.

Manaslu Peak Climbing in October

The best time to climb the Manaslu area is in October when the silver mountains rise from the ground and touch the clear blue sky. The land is covered with wildlife and vegetation, providing a glorious trekking experience.

During the day, trekkers can expect temperate weather, with nights being chilly, averaging between 13 and 25 degrees Celsius on expeditions to the base camp. Dashain and Tihar are festivals that make this cultural visit an occasion to celebrate culture.

October is ideal for visiting Manaslu. The weather is stable with good visibility, and moderate temperatures and low precipitation ensure a memorable trekking and climbing experience.

Manaslu Peak Climbing in November

The transition of the autumn season to winter begins at the end of November in the Manaslu region when it magically transforms into a wonderland with clear skies, untainted snow, and peace.

Despite this slight temperature decrease, it is the perfect time to attempt a Manaslu Expedition and enjoy a pre-winter adventure. The temperature descends to some negative degrees, and especially in the higher altitudes, where snow is always possible, the visitor has to bring suitable clothing and appropriate mountaineering gear. In lower altitudes, sustained temperatures around 12 C, but close to the trail, the temperature can dip to -1C – 3C. 

Mt Manaslu Climbing Expedition Difficulty Grade

This expedition is classified as a 4E in difficulty rating. It requires experienced mountaineers who are fit-trained before climbing the mountain. The climb will require all the energy your fitness and consciousness can deliver. 

Fighting against altitude sickness will be hard, but you can overcome it with good preparations, such as filling your body with enough liquids and nutrition. 

When we leave base camp, the real alpine difficulty begins. We mostly climb directly on straight-up ice and snow surfaces. Manaslu is said to be the world’s eighth tallest and most challenging mountain.  The climbers must spend at least 35- 44 days off base camp in staging and preparations, followed by climbing towards and summiting Manaslu. 

Hence, even though Manaslu demonstrates a few of the longest and steepest ascents after changing camps several times, this route is extremely large exposure-wise, and the opening of crevasses and an avalanche are significant threats in this situation. The ladder approach is organized by guide members from different expedition groups; always listen to what your guide says while climbing. 

The difficulty of the climbing expedition of Manaslu can be generalized with several levels depending on past climbing experiences, climbing gear, weather, and climbers’ physical fitness. Although challenging and demanding, you will successfully negotiate the climb with the correct Training, support, and preparation.

Our Acclimatization Base Camps During Autumn Manaslu Expeditions

The peak of Manalsu can be approached via two routes: the North and Manaslu South Face routes. However, the safest and most common way to reach the top is via the Northeast Face. Here are the different base camps starting from the lower elevation until you reach the top of Mt Manaslu. 

Manaslu Base Camp (4800 m)

Manaslu base camp is located in the rocky moraine surrounding it; the sights of the Himalayan mountains are breathtakingly beautiful here. Base camp becomes a second home for the climbers, especially on long expeditions like climbing at 8000 m altitude, where they spend most of their time in a single place. 

Manaslu Base Camp 1 (5600M - 5700M)

The base camp, which is said to be located around 5600 meters, represents an arrival point on the ascent of Manaslu’s summit. It is geographically separated into Lower Camp 1 well and Upper Base 1 and is bounded by obstinate terrain, gliding across moraines on the glacier with numerous crevasses.

The ascent of the mountain is not easy since the climbers have to make so much effort to reach Camp 2 through moderate-angled snow slopes. This leg is challenging as it requires a lot of focus and is typically between 5-7 hours. Going to Camp 2 at an altitude of 6300-6400 meters is usually welcomed by a wow moment, especially when the nearby Himalayan peaks seem like we can reach them. 

Manaslu Base Camp 2  (6300M - 6400M) 

Camp 2, located at a height of 6300 meters, is the most challenging technical climb for Mt. Manaslu ascends. Crevasses and icefall mark the Camp 1 road, eventually topping off in a challenging 100-metre climb up 50-60-degree slopes. However demanding, achieving Camp 2 treats the climbers with the incomparable splendor of Himalayan landscapes.

The trip involves crossing snow slopes and ice steps that are very steep, ladder climbing twice, and exhausting snow climbing, taking approximately 5 hours. The ascent has some sections of ice, 100 m lengths on 65º slopes, which are usually considered the crux of the way.

Camp 2 is located on a flat piece of snow that is erected high above the icefall on a snowy terrace and is presumably an important resting place in the conspicuous environment of Mount Manaslu.

Manaslu Base CAMP 3 (6900M)

Ascending from Camp 2 to Camp 3 is crucial in the Himalayan ascent of mountains, taking 4-5 hours on snow fields. Notably, this section is shorter but to be followed with caution when there are crevasses one needs to jump cautiously. However, the ladder crossings are missing here.

Fixed ropes, carefully arranged by a team of Sherpas, help the climbers manage continuous slopes. Although it may seem less challenging, climbers should never take the cold and wind exposure for granted.  

Manaslu Base Camp 4 (7500m)

Camp 3 to Camp 4, the second to last stop before reaching the top at 7300 meters, in the Himalayan climb is a challenging ascent. For the climber, a 55-60 degree slope layered with snow-coated ice presents a daunting challenge, requiring precise technique and physical endurance.

The climbs to Camp 4 may be relatively short, but the journey passes the treacherous death zone, whereby oxygen drops and the physiological burden increases severely. The moment consists of a vertical ascent for 3-4 hours along a 50-55 degree snow slope, further intensified by the threat of avalanches, which calls for concentrated hardship and prudence.

It takes 6-7 hours to ascend the mountain with fixed ropes and crampons, which makes the climbing activity so wordily relies on acclimatization by camp rotations. This strategic method strikes to control altitude-related risks, preparing the climbers for the ultimate summit attempt from within such an awe-inspiring Himalayan landscape.

Why Choose Manaslu Expedition in Autumn?

Manaslu Expedition is best in Autumn. The weather remains stable most of the time, making this time of the year appropriate for climbing adventures. Travelers are given fantastic opportunities to explore the beautiful Autumn environment. On these little-seen paths, you will have pleasant journeys. Here are some other reasons to choose the Manaslu Expedition in autumn below. 

Stable Weather

The beauty of autumn is that it is a predictable season due to its stable weather conditions. Nepal has one of the best climates in autumn that any other season may not pose. Most autumn days pose a stable weather pattern. The weather will be serene and comfy as long as it is steady. The temperatures would not fluctuate. The mountaineer on a peak looks for reliable, good weather, and autumn provides it very firmly.

Less Chances of Snowfall or Rainfall Occurrence

The Monsoon months are almost over, and Cold winter is still ahead. Under favorable conditions, the temperature is stable; thus, there are few possibilities of snow or rainfall during autumn. As a result, the weather is mild, without precipitation in terms of rain and snow. You will enjoy warm sunshine for the entire season by avoiding rain and snow. Seeing the sun when on an Expedition is always a good sign.

Sunny Days and Crystal Clear Sky

Every day during autumn, the sun glitters with its bright rays in the clear sky, lighting up your way. You will enjoy the warm autumn days as you travel and climb because they will make your journey and ascent much easier. While Making an ascent, taking the next step will be easier due to the clear vision of the path. You will feel as if you can almost reach the sky because the sky is so clean and pure.

Less Challenging  Conditions

Manalsu is an impressive mountain to conquer. To reach the peak summit, you will have to overcome several hurdles. These challenges are much lesser in autumn because of favorable climatic conditions. Therefore, climbers will find the best conditions here during autumn.

Opportunities for Cultural Exploration with Splendid Himalayan View

The way passes through atriums, beautiful cultural trails, and settlements with local people. The paths lead across the area's old cultural heritage. Autumn has multiple festivals, such as the Dashain and Tihar Festivals. Therefore, the Autumn trip to Manaslu expedition allows travelers to undertake a cultural quest.

The unforgettable landscape of the Himalayas is another benefit of climbing Manaslu in Autumn. One does not find any clouds in the sky, there is no wind, and the sun shines all day. This will mean that throughout the day, you’ll get breathtaking scenes of the countryside and mountains. 

What Permits Are Required for Manaslu Peak Climbing?

To climb Manaslu Peak, you must acquire peak climbing permits by paying certain royalty fees and hiking permits like RAP, MCAP, ACAP, and TIMS. 

The permit to the Manaslu Peak Climbing expedition is an absolute must. We simplify acquiring the permits procedure because we are a reputable travel agency, where climbers are provided with all required permits for their Manaslu climbing adventure.

Acquiring a Manaslu expedition permit requires the knowledge and skills of a licensed guide who is registered along with the help of the restored travel agency of Nepal/  Our team is very good at helping clients get through the tedious processes of getting necessary permits.

No climber can climb unless they collect a climbing permit for trekking and other necessary entry permits in the Manaslu region. Whereas trekking during autumn is ideal due to perfect weather, the season also means increased amounts that must be paid for a restricted area permit. However, the royalty fee of Mt Manaslu in autumn is half compared to the spring season. This season benefits those who want a  Mount Manaslu climbing budget adventure. Here are all the permits required for the Mt Manaslu climbing below. 

  • Nepal Mountaineering Royalty Fee for Manaslu - USD 900 during autumn
  • Restricted Area Trekking Permit - USD 15 per day throughout autumn
  • MCAP (Manaslu Conservation Area Project) permit - USD 30
  • ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) permit - USD 30
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) card - USD 20
  • Garbage Deposit Cost: $500

These permits, which allow easier access to the Manaslu region, also contribute to the conservation and management of the conservation areas. With our services, climbers can smoothly pass through the permit application process and thus ensure submission with all regulatory provisions.

Sherpa Guides for Autumn Manaslu Expedition

Nepalese law says hiring guide services are strictly necessary to issue permits for peak climbing and trekking in Nepal. As you will have to travel in the Restricted area of Nepal, skipping the guide's service will not be an option here.

We highly recommend intermediate or professional climbers climb the peak with the help of professional guides. Even though experienced mountaineers may know Manaslu's difficult nature, the weather is unpredictable, and local knowledge is necessary to navigate it effectively. Climbing Sherpa fees is all included in the Climbing Manaslu package expense. 

The terrain of Manaslu is hazardous, including looming avalanches and other objective dangers. The experience and knowledge of the terrain the Sherpa guides have gained make them priceless in such a setting. Their ability to manage the standard climbing route and risk-mitigating skills greatly improve the margin of safety around the expedition.

Having a Sherpa guide as a backup plan can be beneficial for seasoned climbers to ensure safety or, at least, try out new routes efficiently. Even though you may have climbed many mountains and gained enough experience, this expedition to Manaslu Peak can still surprise you.  In such cases, the guide’s services, when offered by a Sherpa, can be remarkably helpful for safe passage through unknown pathways.

Sherpa guides are locals who know the mountains like the back of their hands. They go beyond the call of duty of advising what to do and become mountain buddies. At base camp, they provide necessary advice, show you the path, and offer support if anything goes wrong. When you strive to reach the Manalu summit, hiring the service of the sherpa guides is a wise choice. Here is more about hiring guides and porters

How Fit Should I Be For the Manaslu Expedition?

We suggest reaching a fitness point 5 on the grading scale for the Manaslu Expedition. To attain the fitness level 5 essential, climbers require superb overall development to face the difficulties of high elevations. However, individuals who want to reach the Manaslu Peak must have great endurance and strength in their bodies and minds, which could help them tolerate the difficult conditions of the expedition.

To scale high mountains such as Manaslu, an individual should be super fit and arduous, both physically and mentally. You will need to walk long distances, in all seasons, carrying heavy loads. Before climbing Manaslu, gaining experience in climbing other mountains is valuable because it prepares you for the difficulties of high altitude and difficult terrain.

Training to Maintain the Fitness Level for Manaslu

This physically demanding climb requires high energy, strength, and agility. Below are some of the training you can do to maintain your fitness level of 5 for Manalsu. 

Flexibility Training

When climbing mountains, one may need to move in different positions to lean, bend and twist. Thus, climbers need to have high flexibility and effective movement to avoid injury. Specific workout training like yoga and stretches can promote flexibility.

Cardiovascular endurance Training

Physical activities involving mountain climbing may involve continuous physical work, particularly at high altitudes, which also burdens the heart. Therefore, mountaineers require good Cardiovascular endurance. Jogging, cycling, and trekking will enhance cardiovascular endurance.

Balance and stability Training

High-altitude Mountaineering, like Malasu climbing, involves overcoming difficult and unsteady terrain. To limit the risk of injury, climbers need to improve their balance and stability. Exercises like yoga, balancing drills, and core strengthening activities can be practiced to enhance balance and stability.

Muscular endurance Training

Mountain climbing requires maintaining strength and stamina for a longer period. Therefore, climbers should enhance muscular endurance, especially involving the limbs and torso. Such exercises like weight training, running, or hiking help in increasing muscle endurance.

Mental Toughness Training

 The Mountain Expedition in Nepal may have mentally challenging aspects that require high resilience, attention, and focus. Therefore, climbers should focus on achieving mental strength through visualization, meditation, and mental training.

Accommodation Services on Manaslu Expedition

Manaslu climbing logistics will involve staying in luxury hotels in Kathmandu, tea houses en route to Base camp, and tented camps while making an ascent. 

From the beginning of the trip in Kathmandu, you’ll enjoy a comfortable night’s rest in luxury hotels with all modern amenities, perfect for relaxing before the challenge.

As soon as the expedition starts, we will march for a few days to reach the base camp. Somewhere en route, we accommodate the local tea houses scattered along the walk. These local tea houses provide facilities like bedding, blankets, toilets, bathrooms, and dining areas, and here, one can have rest and nutritious food after walking for long hours.

When a team arrives at Mount Manaslu’s base camp, the members of this team are offered tents in which they can sleep. Also, the base camp has separate dining, kitchen, and restroom tents dedicated to enhancing comfort while maintaining functionality during the rough mountain area.

Meals on Manaslu Peak Climbing

In Kathmandu, there is a wide range of dishes to choose from. Since you will be trekking, you can book a stay in mountain lodges or teahouses. The lodge or the teahouse will accommodate you with dinner and breakfast during your residence at night.

At some point during the hike, we’ll lunch in a teahouse. The lunch and dinner for the whole trip were served Daal Bhat, a typical Nepalese dish, since it provides satiating energy. Other food options at the lower altitude may include momo, noodles, pasta, pizza, etc.

Skills to Learn for Manaslu Climbing

You must be skilled to attempt the Manaslu summit safely and successfully. Below are some skills to learn. 

  1. Knot tying: Climbers should not only be able to connect and untie a variety of knots, such as simple ones like the figure-eight knot, bowline, and clove hitch.
  2. Placement of protection: To avoid a fall, the climbers use shields like nuts, anchors, and glacier pins that should be attached and detached.
  3. Belaying: Belaying refers to the technique of managing the rope so that it prevents the person from falling. Climbers must learn the proper belay, manage rope slack, and develop falling arresting strategies.
  4. Rope management: Mountaineering involves organizing and manipulating the rope effectively while climbing. It also involves winding, spiralizing, and maintaining the fiber tangle-free.
  5. Building an anchor: An anchor is a piece of equipment that binds a rope to a rock or ice surface. A climber should be capable of manufacturing various anchors from natural or artificial materials and assessing their potential and security.
  6. Skills to Use Ropes and Anchors: Trekkers on glaciers must climb over dangerous crevasses using ropes and anchors. They should be able to identify cracks, avoid them, perform a crevasse rescue, and move in rope teams safely.
  7. Tying a Figure 8 knot and stopper knot at the rope's end is also an important technical skill. 

Expedition Insurance for Manaslu Climbing 

We ask all our clients to secure an Expedition policy that will provide them with coverage not only for medical evacuation but also to guarantee travel protection, including air evacuation.

In case of unpredictable circumstances, such as an injury caused by the failure of safety equipment, family issues, etc., travelers may need to cancel their vacation before departure or during the expedition. Considering these circumstances, preparing for potential contingencies is far better.

Furthermore, a foreigner can not buy insurance in Nepal. These facts highlight that a client may be mandated to buy a detailed Expedition insurance plan from his or her home country. It protects their interests regarding canceled trips, helicopter evacuation, emergency medical complications, other illnesses, lost luggage theft, and disintegration of property death.

You can choose your insurer, but find a plan embracing trip postponement, cancellation, rescue, and medical benefits. Ensure that it does not limit you to the heights you will reach, stop at certain exercises you participate in, or locations to visit.

Climbing Gear and Equipment for Manaslu in Autumn

Below is the required climbing gear and equipment list for your Mt. Manaslu Climbing. 

Climbing Equipment

  • Ice Axe w/Leash
  • Crampons
  • Alpine climbing harness
  • Carabiners (3 Locking; 3 Regular)
  • Climbing helmet
  • Ascender
  • Rappel/Belay device
  • Prussiks
  • Adjustable 3 Section Ski or Trekking poles


  • Light hiking boots or trekking shoes
  • Camp Boots (Optional, Insulated boot for Base Camp)
  • Double Plastic Climbing Boots w/altitude linersFully Insulated Overboots
  • Gaiters
  • Trekking Socks (3 pairs)
  • Wool or Synthetic Socks (4 pairs)
  • Liner Socks (4 pairs)
  • Technical Clothing
  • Lightweight Long Underwear (2-3 pairs tops & bottoms)
  • Heavyweight Long Underwear (1 pair)
  • Light Nylon Pants (1-2 pairs)
  • Short Sleeve Synthetic Shirt (1-2 pairs)
  • Synthetic/Soft Shell Jacket
  • Insulated Synthetic Pants
  • Down Pants
  • Expedition Down Parka
  • Insulated Synthetic Jacket
  • Hard Shell jacket w/ hood
  • Hard Shell Pants


  • Lightweight Synthetic gloves (1 pair)
  • Heavyweight Synthetic/Soft Shell gloves (1 pair)
  • Expedition Shell Gloves w/insulated removable liners (1 pair)
  • Expedition Shell Mitts (1 pair)
  • Hand warmers and Toe Warmers (3 sets each)


  • Headlamp (Bring plenty of spare bulbs & batteries)
  • Glacier glasses
  • Baseball cap/sun hat
  • Ski Goggles
  • Balaclava (1 Heavyweight, 1 Lightweight, Heavyweight must fit over lightweight)
  • Warm synthetic/wool hat
  • Bandanas (2, Used to shade your neck)
  • Neoprene face mask (Optional)

Personal Equipment

  • Expedition Backpack (3,500 - 4,000 cu. in.)
  • Trekking Backpack (2,000 - 2,500 cu. in., Optional)
  • Sleeping Bag (Expedition quality rated to at least -40°F)
  • Sleeping Bag (Expedition quality rated to at least -20°F, Second bag for Base Camp)
  • Self Inflating pads (Two 3/4 or full-length pads)
  • Closed-cell foam pad (Used in combination with your self-inflating pad)
  • Cooking Gear: Cup, Spoon, Bowl
  • Sunscreen (SPF 40 or better)
  • Lip balm (SPF 20 or better, at least 2 sticks)
  • Water Bottles (2 to 3)
  • Water Bottle parkas for the big bottles
  • Toiletry bag (Toilet paper, hand sanitizer, small towel, toothbrush, toothpaste, etc.)
  • Pee Bottle (1 Liter, Large mouth, clearly marked water bottle for use in a tent)
  • Camp Knife or Multi Tool
  • Thermos (1 Liter capacity)
  • Camera gear (Optional)
  • Compression Stuff Sacks (Especially for sleeping bags and clothing)

First Aid

  • Small personal first-aid kit
  • Drugs/Medications/Prescriptions

Other Equipment

  • Geologic compass (0-360°, not quadrant)
  • Field pouch for your field book, pens/pencils, etc.
  • Rock sample bags (zip-lock heavy-duty freezer bags)
  • Digital camera and video camera
  • Wristwatch with altimeter/barometer
  • GPS receiver
  • Plenty of water or hot tea in an insulated bottle; energy snacks
  • Sunscreen, SPF chapstick, sunglasses/goggles
  • Pocket knife (or Leatherman-style multi-tool)
  • Binoculars
  • Headlamp
  • Cell phone
  • Climbing gear, trekking poles, etc.
  • Hand-held radio for on-mountain communication
  • Have a plan and let others know where you are going
  • Don’t go alone – always have a field partner for safety

For More detailed information, go through our Packing List for Peak Climbing in Nepal


  • Q1. How long does it take to ascend Manaslu?

    The Manaslu climb typically takes 35 to 45 days, including the trek to Base Camp. 

  • A day of climbing on Manaslu has an average duration ranging from 5 to 10 hours. But, during the summit day, it could be around 20 hours, depending on weather conditions and acclimatization.

  • Yes, we provide solar panels and battery packs for recharging electronics during the expedition, prioritizing essential equipment like computers and satellite phones.

  • Expedition leaders typically carry satellite phones, available for use at $3 to $4 per minute, depending on location, to ensure communication with the outside world.

  • Our mountain climbing team is well-trained and fully equipped with the needed equipment. Each member is also insured under a comprehensive life insurance policy.

  • Yes, the Manaslu Expedition carries inherent risks, including avalanches, falls, and altitude-related challenges. Only climbers with appropriate skills and emergency provisions should attempt it.

  • Yes, local mountaineering Sherpa guides who have the knowledge of the region and have gained much experience on Sleipner are provided to accompany climbers throughout the expedition.

  • Safety measures include comprehensive briefing sessions, experienced guides, emergency communication devices, and access to medical support.

  • In case of adverse weather conditions, the expedition may be postponed or aborted for safety reasons, with climbers returning to base camp or lower elevations until conditions improve.

  • Yes, previous mountaineering experience is highly recommended. 

Client Reviews

  • Trailblazing Triumph with Mt Manaslu at 8,163 m

    After my successful Ama Dablam ascent, I decided to go on an 8000-metre peak climbing with the Mt Manaslu Expedition. The guides were very knowledgeable, which greatly improved our journey. We finally reached the Manaslu base camp after a gruelling 12 to 15-day trek, which marked the beginning of our real journey. Every step through Camps I, II, III, and IV was thrilling and difficult at the same time. Lastly, we reached the peak of Mt. Manaslu at an astonishing height of 8,163 metres. Thankful for the privilege, I strongly suggest the Mt. Manaslu Expedition to other climbers.

    Swen TraugottGreeceOctober 15, 2023
  • Finally Summitted the Mt Manaslu (8th Highest)

    Mt. The Manaslu expedition was a dream come true. It was surreal to scale Nepal's 8th-highest peak within a month. This journey was made unforgettable due to a great crew of navigating through uphills, snow, and towering mountains. Although less technical, the climb was not easy and required a lot of preparation and patience. However, the team's relentless commitment – from the competent guides to the industrious porters and gifted kitchen staff – guaranteed a smooth climb. Their endless support and heartwarming welcome made the whole journey extraordinary. A heartfelt shout-out to the incredible team behind this fantastic achievement.

    Emilie FrydenlundChileOctober 18, 2022
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