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Manaslu Guided Climbing Expedition

Manaslu Climbing
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

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31 Days

Sep, Oct

Extremely Fit


  • Achieve an 8-thousand meter peak in the Himalayas.
  • Join an expedition with a unique acclimatization climb.
  • 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.

There are several aspects that make Manaslu 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. In the second place, there are 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:

  • 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 because 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.


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.




4 Nights in Kathmandu on B/B basis. Camping at various sites, Mount Manaslu Base Camp, and in various parts of Mount Manaslu during ascent.

More info

Price does not include the 800 Dollar USD Summit/Safety bonus. Price does not include lunch and dinner in Kathmandu, as well as any extra nights in Kathmandu. Price does not include the Samagaun to Kathmandu helicopter ride. A satellite phone is included (5 dollars USD per minute). A company duffel bag will be given to each participant. 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.

About the 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.


Norwegian | Nepali | English




Kathmandu, Nepal

What people are saying about Tshering Pande Bhote Guiding Team

Mattias Gunnarsson


December, 2021

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.

Charlotte Gevaert


November, 2021

I would definitely recommend booking with Tshering’s company, Top Himalaya Guides! He is very welcoming and due to his extensive experience with the mountains, he can help you with all the arrangements and any questions or other service requests you have. Due to his recommendation, we were able to change my itinerary to something that I wouldn’t have wanted to miss out on! He also provided excellent staff, my guide Namja was very experienced and qualified, which made me feel super safe in the mountains at all times. I can only look back on an incredible trip! Already looking forward to the next!

Matt Hook


January, 2020

I can't say enough about Top Himalaya Guides (THG)! Extremely knowledgeable and experienced guides with a genuine passion for the mountains. Our lead guide Sonam did a great job of managing expectations and ensuring that we stayed healthy and happy throughout the expedition. We were fortunate to summit all of our objectives including Ama Dablam, which was an experience of a lifetime. I highly recommend THG for any Himalayan experience and will definitely be using them again when I return to Nepal!!

John Jansen


December, 2019

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Caspian Nasser


January, 2019

Tshering was so great and informative. Very nice personal day out. He made sure everything was great and that we enjoyed ourselves! :)



October, 2018

Thanks for the email. After the initial confusion, climbing was great and Sonam was an amazing guide! Both Eveline and myself had a wonderful time and wish we could have kept climbing! Thanks for making our trips to Nepal even more unforgettable!!

Fabien Bousquet


November, 2017

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April, 2015

My self and two friends planned a trip to Everest region in December 2014. We were recommended Tshering of Tormod Granheim, a Norwegian who has been at Mt. Everest with Tshering. With ski ... Our trip was far far less demanding than that. But no less reason to be very pleased with Tshering. We walked from Lukla, to Namche Bazar, further to Everest View Hotel and then finally we reached our goal; Varak Peak. 4,618 meters above sea level. Tshering is in addition to being a pleasant companion also well known and experienced guy. Especially fun is it to be with him in this region where he knows "all" the local people. We had good days in the mountains, and were also lucky with the weather. To see Mt. Everest both in sunset and sun rice is amazing!



April, 2015

I am planning an expedition to Ama Dablam in 2016, I choose Tshering, because I met him in Norway and had a conversation with him. He then suggested that we could train together in Norway before I go to Nepal. We have done some climbing on glacier, some rock climbing and alpine ascents in Norway and I will never regret that I choose him and his company. He seems very professional and he is a very good instructor. Looking forward going to Nepal.



April, 2015

Tshering and his company was our guides during our Medical Aid Mountaineering trip in October 2014. Their way of preparing the trip, handling the challenges underway, securing our safety, including us in the process and taking care of us, in addition to sharing their knowledge of their culture and the Himalayas, was fantastic! I have been in the Himalayas in different countries and with other companies, but this company and Thsering was the best so far! Especially his knowledge about safety and climbing was essential for us as we where there during dangerous times, but his decisions got us safely through. In addition to that he and the rest of his guides where nice, open and smiling people, that we could laugh, have fun, enjoy the landscape and culture with, to the full! I would recommend him and his company to anyone travelling in the Himalayas and other places they arranged trips. Jimmy Westerheim

Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 17011 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transportation start and back

- Transport during the trip

- Luggage transfer

- Permit and entrance fees

- Group porters

- Personal porters

- Hot shower

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- 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.


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