Starting and finishing the expedition by helicopter


Trip Overview

Lying in the west-central Gorkha district, the Manaslu Conservation Area boasts 1,663 square kilometers of gorgeous scenery that rival Nepal’s better-known Annapurna and Everest regions. While this area is explored by far fewer mountain lovers, due to a lack of accessible transport options, the Mansiri Himal range is no less stunning than other Himalayan mountain routes.
Containing a wide variety of fauna, flora and terrain, altitudes in the Manaslu region range from 1,400m to Manaslu Himal at 8,163m (the 8th highest mountain peak in the world). The conservation area is home to over 110 types of birds (including the blood pheasant, golden eagle, Himalayan monal, kalij pheasant, snow cocks, griffon vulture and crimson horned pheasant), as well as 33 mammal species such as the grey wolf, Himalayan musk deer, blue sheep, Asian black bear, wooly hare, black-lipped pika and elusive snow leopards and red pandas.
Declared a protected area by the Nepalese government in 1998, the Manaslu region offers visitors the chance to witness a relatively untouched natural and cultural landscape in the Himalayas. Surrounded by raging rivers, stunning scenery and a glimpse into the lives of mountain villagers and nomadic herders, visiting Manaslu is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Climbing Highlights

  • Staying in a personalized tent where you have your own private space during the expedition
  • Being nourished by freshly cooked meals every day, made by our team
  • Knowing that you are being looked after by a team that prioritizes safety above all else
  • Enjoying hassle-free preparation since our team provides you with all necessary climbing gear (besides personal gear)
  • Getting advice and hands-on experience before the summit push, thanks to on-site climbing orientation provided by our highly skilled team members

Trip Highlights

  • Manaslu Himal is a great option for climbers seeking to summit their first 8,000m mountain as it is not as technically challenging as other peaks of a similar height
  • Summiting Manaslu could be an excellent training ground for climbers seeking to move onto more intimidating peaks like Kachenjungga or Mount Everest
  • Starting and ending the expedition via helicopter ride, taking guests straight to the most exciting parts of the mountain and saving time (summiting Manaslu usually takes about 7 weeks)
  • Considering the records of past ascents, the success rate of summiting Mount Manaslu is high
  • Due to the Manaslu Conservation Area being less accessible and requiring special permits, the route is much quieter than other mountains in Nepal
  • Witnessing the unique culture and lifestyle of nomadic herders in the higher regions

Daily Itinerary

1. Kathmandu to Samagaun by helicopter (1.5 hours – direct flight)

3 nights for acclimatization

2. Basecamp: (to camp 1-3 hours)

1 night , acclimatization

3. CAMP 1 – Acclimatization – Back

2 hours to Basecamp, 1 night

4. Summit push by Checking Weather : ( from camp 1 to camp 2 – 3.5 hours approx. )

1 night stay in camp 1

5. CAMP 2 : ( camp 2 to camp 3 – 3 hours )

1 night

6. CAMP 3 : ( Camp 3 to camp 4 – 4 hours )

1 night

7. CAMP 4

1 night

8. Summit – CAMP 4 – CAMP 3 ( 7 hours)

1 night
(Camp 3 to Basecamp – 4.5 )

9. Basecamp to Samagaun ( 3 hours )

To Ktm by helicopter (1.5 hours)
We do travel by helicopter because it takes about a week to reach base camp and people will get tired before starting the expedition so in general, we conduct helicopter rides

Our Travel Expert

Udaya Gartaula


Cancellations & Refunds

At Rolwaling Trek, we just want our clients to have the best possible experiences. That’s why we don’t withhold deposits or have a fixed cancellation policy. We understand that sometimes life puts you in unexpected situations, so if you have to cancel or postpone a trip, there’s no need to worry.

If you need to change plans, please get in touch with us as soon as you can, and we will make the necessary arrangements to amend or cancel your trip. You can contact us at: +977 – 9801026642.


  • Trekking routes can be customised to suit your personal interests, abilities and time constraints.
  • If an area does not have good quality accommodation options, we can provide very comfortable camping-style accommodation for the duration of your journey.
  • Rolwaling also has a team of cooks who specialise in making Japanese cuisine, using authentic ingredients from Japan.
  • A lot of the fresh produce used in our dishes is sourced locally from growers in the trekking region.

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We pay special attention to your requirements and craft personalized getaways which showcases unique cultural, adventure and natural experiences of Nepal. We craft bespoke journeys for your expeditions & treks and also ensure you can experience the best that Nepal has to offer even for your shorter trips.

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