Manaslu Circuit Trek

Manaslu Circuit Trek

Manaslu Circuit Trek

Trip Facts

Duration : 43 days

Difficulty Level : 5

Group Size : 2 to 12

Maximum Altitude : 7400m

The Manaslu Circuit Trek is located east of Annapurna. Before this trekking route was less traveled. It is more traveled today because of the difficulties of access to Tibet. Many expeditions leave from Cho Oyu for Manaslu. Access to the base camp can be done by the first part of the trek of the Manaslu Tour to Samagaon or by the Annapurna Valley and the Larkya La pass. In both cases the acclimatization is regular and the relatively low base camp located at 4800m allows good acclimatization. The ascent does not present any particular technical difficulties other than altitude problems. 4 altitude camps are needed. The Manaslu is also a summit that is done on skis and depending on the snow you can go down to the CB.

Location of the Manaslu Circuit Trek camps

Camp 1 at 5600 m. Access to the C1 is without difficulty from the CB to 4900 m.

Location camp 2 at 6200 m at the exit of the snow slope at 40 ° -45 ° on a tray.

Camp 3 at 6900 m at the pass or just below protected from the wind if snow conditions allow. Some expeditions do not make camp 3 because of the risks of avalanches (wind slabs, seracs, etc.). Other expeditions make camp 3 to 7100 m below the C4.

Camp 4 around 7400 m.

Technical level – the prerequisite

  • Have experience on a summit of more than 6000 m
  • Have a very good physical condition
  • Have a practice of mountaineering, be able to cling to the ascent or descent on slopes of 35 ° to 45 °, know to use a jumar, a chute, etc.
  • Being autonomous in high altitude camps, making water, eating, etc.
  • Finally, to know how to live as a team in an environment that is not always easy.


  • 43 days
  • April-May and
  • September to mid-October

Trip Itinerary

Days 1 and 3 Kathmandu and departure by bus to Besi
Days 4 to 10 7 days to reach Samagaon. This is the trek route of Manaslu
Days11 to 33  Ascent to the base camp of Manaslu at 4800 m. We will do 4 altitude camps. BC 4800 m – C1 5700 m – C2 6200 m – C3 6900 m – C4 7400 m
Days 34 to 40  Descent to Samagaon and return by the Larkya Pass to Bahun Danda then Bhulbhule. The return is made by the route of the trek of Manaslu.
Day 41 to 43 Departure by bus to Kathmandu from Bhulbhule, a day trip to Kathmandu and departure.

Service Includes

  • 4 nights in Kathmandu hotel with breakfast
  • 1 cook and his helpers
  • 1 Sirdar who is one of the altitude Sherpas
  • 1 altitude Sherpa for 2 climbers
  • Certec hyper bar cabinet
  • A satellite phone
  • The bus between Kathmandu and Besi and back the bus between Budbule and Kathmandu
  • Carrying loads to the CB with the Carriers
  • Food during the expedition including in the high altitude camps
  • Food during the trek 3 meals a day
  • Gas in the high altitude camps
  • Solar panels
  • Equipment in fixed ropes, snow piles, spindle, etc.
  • The tents of the Red Force base camp 3/4 places for 2 climbers
  • The tents of the North Face camps for climbers and Sherpas
  • Kitchen tent, mess tent, toilet tent, shower tent
  • Chairs, tables, necessary kitchen, etc.
  • Insurance for the Nepalese team (porters, Sherpas, cooks, liaison officer)
  • Hotel-airport transportation AR
  • The royalties of the summit and allowed trek
  • The Liaison Officer and his equipment
  • End of trip meal taken together in Kathmandu

Service Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal insurance Repatriation assistance
  • Your mountain gear (harness, crampons, sleeping bags, etc.) Race food
  • Sherpas tips
  • Extra Sherpa see HERE under “Expedition prices”
  • Airport taxes and visas
  • Telephone, walkie-talkie, alcoholic drinks and soda
  • The plane A / R Paris
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