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At 8156m, Manaslu is the world's eighth highest mountain and a true Himalayan giant situated in Nepal. Like Cho Oyu, it has low technical difficulty and it is an ideal first 8000m peak and entrance into the world of High Altitude mountaineering. We climb Manaslu via the classic North East face.

The Manaslu expedition starts in Kathmandu where we make our final preparations before taking a helicopter to Samagown (3800m) where we will acclimatise for several days with day-walks, before trekking to basecamp at 4800m. Base camp will be home for up to four weeks while we climb the mountain and so will be as comfortable as possible with plenty of good food. Our second to none Sherpa team will prepare the route, fixing ropes and stocking our high camps with food, gas and oxygen so that everything is in place ready for our summit push – on which the Sherpas will accompany us. With this state of the art support and leadership from an experienced, fully qualified Dream Guide your chances of success are as high as possible. We have a bigger Sherpa team than on Cho Oyu, and the expedition is 5 days longer, to allow for any bad weather during our summit window.


Who is it for?

To be prepared for climbing Manaslu, you will need a good grounding in mountaineering (typically climbing to alpine ‘AD’) and, ideally, have at least climbed to 6000m. Although a Manaslu expedtion could be considered one of the easier 8000m peaks, it is certainly not 'easy'. You will need strong determination and dedication, as well as good physical fitness and health to reach the summit.


State of the Art Support for your Manaslu Climb

approx. 1:1 Sherpa/leader:Climber ratio

2x4l bottles of oxygen with TopOut mask

Tasty, varied, plentiful and hygienically prepared food by our basecamp cooks

Very comfortable base camp set up with all modern expedition facilities

Unparalleled leadership from Kenton Cool/Guy Willett and our Dream Guides team of leaders


Our Sherpas are Second to None

Our Sherpa team all come from Pangboche in the Khumbu and are some of the most experienced around. They all speak good english, are well versed in mountaineering techniques, are well versed in oxygen systems and have a proven, enviable record on Everest and other 8000m peaks - each Sherpa with multiple summits.

Above all, they are our climbing partners and friends, having worked with us for a number of years.

Typical Itinerary for Manaslu

Day 1 Depart UK/home

Day 2 Arrive Kathmandu, stay in Summit Hotel

Day 3 Final preparation in Kathmandu

Day 4-10 Trek to Base Camp, or helicopter to Samagown followed by acclimatisation treks before trekking to Base Camp

Day 11-41 Climb Manaslu! Upto 4 weeks to get to the top...

Day 42 Return to Samagown

Day 43 Helicopter to Kathmandu

Day 44 Spare day in Kathmandu

Day 45 Fly home (early October)


Further Information

Download the Info Pack PDF and get in touch for more information. Contact us to discuss your application for this years' trip or a future trip.

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Course Detail
Price: $17000
Approx: £11,083.01 / €15,085.30
Ability level: Level 4
Technical climbing proficiency and previous experience at climbing alpine AD routes as well as a knowledge of ropework and glacier travel is required.
Fitness Level: D
Extreme altitude (8000m+) and living in an expedition environment for 6 weeks or more require the highest possible levels of fitness and resilience. Lots of training and experience are a must for these trips.
Guiding ratio: approx 1:1 sherpas or leaders
What's included:
  • full 'state of the art' expedition service
  • oxygen
  • sherpas
  • download info pack for details
What's not included:
  • travel insurance
  • travel to/from Kathmandu
  • tips & items of a personal nature
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