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Manaslu Guided Climbing Expedition

Manaslu Climbing
Manaslu Climbing
Manaslu Climbing
Manaslu Climbing

Join IFMGA guide Tshering and his team of local guides on an unforgettable climbing expedition to the summit of the famed Mount Manaslu in the Nepalese Himalayas


31 Days

Sep, Oct

Very high


* Achieve an 8-thousand meter peak in the Himalayas.

* Spend time with local, certified guides that will teach you their expertise.

* Catch sight of the Himalayas from the top of an amazing summit.


Join me on an unforgettable expedition to the summit of the Eighth Highest Mountain on Earth, Mount Manaslu (8,163m), located in the Nepalese Himalayas. 

The highest mountain in the entire Gorkha district, Mount Manaslu is a sight to behold. This mountain, and the few other mountains that can match its size, is the reason climbers climb.

This behemoth does not shy from the challenge of climbers conquering it. Instead, it welcomes that challenge by offering a variety of routes for those wishing to reach its summit.

The most popular route is the Manaslu Trekking Route (177 km), which follows an old salt-trading route along the Burhi Gandak River. Along this route, you will be able to see several incredible mountains, ten of which are higher than 6,500m, with a few exceeding 7,000m.

Acclimatizing to the high altitude is a must on Manaslu. What makes this program unique is that you will have the chance to do this by climbing a smaller peak first, rather than by staying long days in the Base Camp. Of course, we have oxygen for all our high-altitude programs too, and the most experienced local, certified guides to help you achieve your mountaineering goals.

Manaslu is a very achievable 8-thousand meter dream. For starters, Samagaun village, our starting point for the actual Manaslu ascent is close to Manaslu Base Camp, and this makes it easy to access. There are also no big objective dangers, such as rockfall, on Manaslu. Finally, although it is a very high-altitude mountain, it is not so steep to climb. The magnificent views from the top are a great reward for the brave climbers that master this gorgeous mountain.

Climbing Manaslu is also a great option for those planning an Everest climb for the following reasons:

  • Its Altitude is over 8k, which will give you a feel of how your body will react.
  • You will learn and practice the following techniques: Fixed ropes, walking with crampons, going up & down, altitude walking, pathing, breathing technique, and more.
  • It is cheaper to climb Manaslu than the other 8K peaks since the access is easier.
  • There is less avalanche risk than on other mountains.
  • It boasts a high success rate (around 80%).

Keep in mind that the itinerary to climb Manaslu can fluctuate. Things can happen and change on long expeditions that aim to conquer mountains like Mount Manaslu at any time - but that is why this trip is such an adventure. One that will push the very definition of that wondrous word. And finally, after you've pushed yourself to your limits, and gathered enough memories to last several lifetimes, we will all enjoy a delicious farewell dinner in Kathmandu.

To begin your Manaslu experience, you should book at least 2 to 3 months in advance to allow us time to coordinate logistics, permits, and the like. You should also be very well-trained physically, have some prior altitude experience, be familiar with your equipment (including breathing with a warm buff and glasses on, hats, heavy backpacks, and clothing), and be ready for some glacier travel with crampons. Along the way, we will be putting to practice a lot of mountaineering techniques and achieving a great feat as we go along.

So come, join me on a life-changing expedition to the top of one of the world's mightiest mountains, Mount Manaslu.

And, if you would like to join me on a quest to reach the summit of Earth's highest mountain,  Mount Everest, you can find all the information to start planning here.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transportation start and back

- Transport during the trip

- Luggage transfer

- Permit and entrance fees

- Group porters

- Personal porters

- Hot shower

- Camping equipment tents

- Camping equipment cooking utensils

Price details


* Expedition Permit, Conservation Fee & TIMS Permit, Garbage Deposit Fees.

* All the salary and charges of Liaison Officer

* 1:1 experienced Mt. Manaslu Summiteer Mountain Climbing Sherpa per member or Mountain guide.

* Above mentioned porter to carry members bags, food & equipment

* All Nepali staffs Insurance/ wages and equipment allowance

* Solar panel for light and battery charge at base camp

* Gas heater for dining tent at base camp

* 1 tent per member

* High Altitude food for member & staffs,

* EP gas, High Altitude Cooking Pot & Stove,

* 2 bottle oxygen with latest mask & Regulator

* All necessary Climbing route equipment

* Satellite Phone (US$ 5 per minute)

* Radio set for communication

* Farewell dinner in Kathmandu

* Company duffle bag


* Summit/safety bonus US$ 1000.

* Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu

* Extra nights at Kathmandu

* Personal equipment

* Personal Insurance: Travel/Accident/Medical /emergency evacuation with helicopter coverage if needed, can

* Nepal Visa fee

* Tips for staffs

* All other personal nature expenses.

* Samagaun to KTM helicopter. OPTIONAL.

All of the guides on the Tshering Pande Bhote Guiding Team have local mountaineering certifications and have summited Everest several times. The coordination is carefully supervised every step of the way by some of the top IFMGA guides in the region.


Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.

Day 2: Expedition preparation in Kathmandu.

Day 3: Drive to Besishar.

Day 4: Drive to Dharapani (1,963m).

Day 5: Trek to Goa (2,515m).

Day 6: Trek to Bhimthang (3,590m).

Day 7: Trek to Samdo (3,875m) via Larkya Pass (5,160m).

Day 8: Trek to Samagaun (3,520m).

Day 9: Rest day in Samagaun.

Day 10: Trek to Mount Manaslu Base Camp (4,700m).

Day 11 to 26: Climbing Period to Summit of Mount Manaslu (8,163m).

Day 27: Clean up Base Camp.

Day 28: Trek back to Samagaun.

Day 29: Helicopter flight from Samagaun to Kathmandu.

Day 30: Rest and Shopping day in Kathmandu.

Day 31: Transfer to Kathmandu International airport for departure home.



More info

The listed itinerary is not a fixed program. It is only intended to illustrate a likely schedule for the Manaslu Climbing Expedition. Because of the unpredictable nature of such expeditions, it is important to have a flexible plan in order to adapt to various, potential situations as they occur. Any changes made to the itinerary will be made with the intention of maximising the benefits for the entire team's mission of reaching the summit of Mount Manaslu.

Meeting point

Kathmandu International or Domestic Airport.


Will Tshering Pandhe Bhote be guiding the expedition?

Tshering generally oversees and arranges the visits, so he isn't generally the lead guide on the undertaking. Each member of his guide team holds an NNMGA certification, and they have all summited Mt. Everest several times.

Have you got any fixed departure date for climbing Manaslu?

Yes, we do have a fixed departure date to climb Manaslu, and it’s scheduled for October. Autumn is the best season for this climb, as we’ve got clear weather and a cool environment.

Could you tell me a bit more about climbing Manaslu?

Manaslu is the eighth most elevated mountain on the planet and is difficult. It is an intense peak. This is an expedition for mountaineers with previous experience. To tackle the mountain teamwork is key. You must have extensive mountaineering expertise.

What’s included in the price of the tour?

The following items are all included in the price for the Manaslu climbing expedition:

  • All necessary Climbing route equipment
  • Experienced mountain guides
  • Pick up and drop off from arrival and departure for international and domestic arrivals
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu for 4 nights in a Bed & Breakfast
  • Transportation from KTM – Beshishahar - Dharapani & return
  • Food: 3 meals per day
  • Permits and Garbage Deposit Fees
  • Liaison Officer
  • Foam Mattresses, Dining, Kitchen, Toilet, etc.
  • 1 tent per member
  • 2 bottles of oxygen with the latest mask and regulator
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu

What’s NOT included in the price of the tour?

  • Personal equipment and clothing
  • Personal Insurance: Travel/Accident/Medical /emergency evacuation with helicopter coverage if needed.
  • Summit/safety bonus US$ 800.
  • Nepal Visa fee
  • Tips for staffs
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
  • Extra nights at Kathmandu
  • All other personal nature expenses.
  • Samagaun to Kathmandu helicopter.

Will I need to bring any technical equipment of my own? Is it possible to rent equipment in Kathmandu?

You must bring your crampons, harness, helmet, belay devices, and your ice axe.

In Katmandu, you can hire technical equipment such as crampons, helmets, ice axes, harnesses, down jackets, and so on. To avoid problems, we strongly advise you to carry your own mountaineering shoes and belay devices. Please keep in mind that you might not find a wide range of brands and prices.

What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Hotel Yeti Birgunj Nepal
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Everest Hotel Birgunj Nepal
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Hotel Swagat Birgunj Nepal
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About the guide

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Tshering Pande Bhote Guiding Team



Mountain Guide

Hi! I'm Tshering, IFMGA/NNMGA certified mountain guide. I work together with a team of certified and professional mountain and trekking guides. If I'm not available to guide you, one of my colleagues will take great care of you.

I have been climbing since 1996, starting on the 8000m mountains in the Himalaya. I'm one of the few IFMGA/NNMGA certified mountain guides (Instructor) from south Asia, gaining my qualification from the New Zealand Mountain Guides Association (NZMGA) & Nepal National Mountain Guide Association (NNMGA).

I have successfully guided on Mt Everest on multiple occasions, and other 8000m peaks such as Mt Cho-oyu (8,201m) (3 times), Sisha Pangma (8,013m), Mt. Manaslu (8,163m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Mt. Makalu (8,463m), Mt. Lhotse (8,515m) and many more.

I have have also a strong international climbing experience and extensive knowledge of the logistics, planning and group dynamic that are also very crucial to successfully lead adventures in the Himalaya and around the world. I guided in New Zealand, Norway, France, Scotland, Thailand, Bhutan, Pakistan, India and Tibet. I'm also a rescue expert and a technical trainer for the mountain guides training.

I very much like guiding my clients in remote places, where no tourist goes. I like also discovering new routes and peaks. Please have a look to the different trekking and mountaineering expeditions I propose and contact me if you want to discuss about them. I can of course also guide you in more 'classic' routes, just get in touch with me and let's talk about your wishes!

My team of guides consists of:

Climbing guides:

Chhiring Sonam Lama
Pasang Lama
Dukchung Lama
Pekma Lama
DAWA Chhedar Bhote
Wang Chhedar Bhote
DAWA Phinjo Bhote
Phurpu Thilen Bhote

Cook kitchen crew:
Jusbir Tamang
Sonam Bhote
Tenzing Bhote
Guru Bhote

All climbing guides have summited Everest several times.


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What people are saying about Tshering Pande Bhote Guiding Team



Very helpful of explore share to reroute my trip to other guide. Very happy with Tshering Bhote guides! Only thing is we pushed to fast to summit. I think that was the reason we did not make it.



I had an amazing experience with Tshering’s experienced and highly qualified team including guide Sonam Shalaka and Sherpa Thomas Vechayba. I really enjoyed the concept of acclimating for Ama Dablam by doing the Everest Base Camp trek via Gokyo Lakes and climbing a number of peaks along the way, including Lobuche, rather than the typical repetitive climbs from base camp. It is always my preference to climb with local guides who intimately know the mountain and local customs and this was a perfect example of the benefits of that rather than going with a large group of westerners. Explore-Share always does a great job of facilitating those connections. This was an outstanding experience all around and I would gladly recommend Tshering and his team for any mountaineering experience in the Himalayas.


Very good acclimatisation program and safe 1:1 climbing as I always was well looked after. Communication regarding weather and conditions were meticulous so we could adapt as we went along, increasing safety.


Tshering prepared and organized the tour very professionally. All about logistic, difficult transport condition due to bad weather, skilled guide and assistant, and overall security was under his control. A good communication and a team spirit made the sucess of the Mera Peak ascent.


It was an absolutely AMAZING experience and Sonam is very professional, friendly and helpful. I will recommend him and Tshering 100%

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