8163m  tall mount  Manaslu also known as Kutang is the eighth highest mountain in the world, and is located in the Mansiri Himal. Manaslu which means “Mountain of the Spirit”, comes from the Sanskrit word Manasa, meaning “intellect” or “soul”. It was first climbed on 9th may 1956 by Japanese expedition including Mr.Toshio Imanishi from Japan and Gyaltsen Norbu Sherpa from  Nepal  via North East face. It is said that “just as the British consider Everest  their mountain, Manaslu has always been a Japanese mountain.Manaslu is little easier than other 8000m peaks if climbed in September-october . But it is very hard and threat of avalanche in spring season.

Quick Look

Quick Look :-

Name:           Imagine International Manaslu expedition 2018

Mountain:    Manaslu (8163m)

Position:        8th highest mountain in the world

Country:       Nepal

Leader:         Mingma G

Arrival date in Nepal :   28th August

Departure date from Nepal:  3rd October (Predicted time)


Price:         12,500/- $ USD (one way by helicopter)

Booking:       Till 3rd August 2017

We have been organizing Manaslu every year in Autumn since 2011


Photo of Previous Manaslu Expedition


Itinerary :-

Day01: Arrival at TIA airport, Kathmandu and transfer to hotel

Day02: Paper work in Kathmandu + shopping.

Day 03: Drive to Besishahar then overnight at hotel

Day04: Drive to Dharapani and trek to Gowa

Day 05: Trek to Bhimthang

Day06: Rest and acclimatization day

Day07: Cross Larkya pass and trek to Samdo

(Incase flight direct flight to SamaGaun from Kathmandu, Itinerary should match) 

Day 08: Trek to Sama Gaun

Day09: Rest day

Day 10: Trek to Base camp

Day 11: Rest Day at base camp

Day 12-30: Climbing Period

Day 31: Rest day + packing

Day 32: Trek to Sama Gaun and overnight at hotel

Day 33: Early Back to Kathmandu by helicopter (Rest Day in Kathmandu)

Day 34: Transfer to TIA and final departure to your own destination


Cost Included

Cost Included :-

  1. Manaslu Climbing Permit
  2. National park and Special permit of entering restricted area
  3. Liaison Officer fee
  4. 1member: 1climbing Sherpa from Nepal
  5. Oxygen (3  cylinders to climbing member and for climbing Sherpa as required)
  6. Latest Mask Regulator Set (TopOut mask)
  7. Staff insurance (climbing Sherpa, Kitchen staff and porters)
  8. Allowance for Sherpa & other staffs
  9. Lodging & Fooding during trekking and Expedition
  10. Transfer in Kathmandu
  11. Hotel in Kathmandu on BB plan (Bed and Breakfast)
  12. Group Climbing gear ( rope, ice crew, snow bar, Epi gas, cooking pots and others)
  13. Tents and food in Base camp and High camps.
  14. Kitchen Staffs at Base camp
  15. Porter to BC & back
  16. Solar set at Base camp
  17. Generator (for charging high voltage electronic devices)
  18. Communication (walkieTalkie)
  19. Weather Report
  20. Satellite phone service with fixed calling charge
  21. One way helicopter charter in a group

Cost Excluded


Cost Excluded :-

  1.  International Airfare
  2. Summit Bonus to personnel climbing Sherpa of 1000/-USD.
  3. Member Personal climbing Insurance
  4. Lunch, Dinner & Drink in Kathmandu.
  5. Nepal Visa fee
  6.   Helicopter Rescue if needed
  7. Fly back to Kathmandu from Sama Gaun  if alone
  8. Alcoholic drinks
  9. Tips to Staffs if you like.

Additional service if required

1. Satellite phone charge: 2/- USD per minute call

2.Oxygen cylinders of 4litres: 350/-USD

3.Mask and regulator set on rent: 300/-USD         (800/- USD: if lost)

4.Helicopter service from Sama Gaun to Kathmandu: 2700/-USD for single charter

5.Personal climbing Sherpa: 7500/- USD including all services and oxygen to him



1.    Passport
2.    Money, Traveler’s Cheques and Credit cards
3.    Personal Travel Insurance

1.    Sunglass Normal-1
2.    Casual Clothing for travel and Kathmandu-1set
3.    Polypropylene shirt or T-Shirt-4-5
4.    Warm fleece inner-2
5.    Fleece jacket    -1
6.     Wind Jacket-1
7.    Down suit-1
8.    Down Jacket-1
9.    Down pant-1
10.    Light weight trouser-1
11.    Heavy weight trousers
12.    Fleece trouser-1
13.    Wind pants-1
14.    Polypropylene long Jons-1
15.    Underwear-5
16.    Light weight-1
17.    Light weight gloves-1
18.    Down Mitts-1
19.    Heavy mitts-1
20.    Ski Gloves-1
21.    Sun Hat-1
22.    Warm Hat-1
23.    Headband/buff-1
24.    Light weight walking shocks-6
25.    Climbing shocks-4
26.    Rain coat or Umbrella for trekking-1

1.    Climbing Boots-1
2.   Plastic/leather boots-1
3.    Trekking boots-1
4.    Gaiter-1

1.     Sun and-1
2.     lip care -1
3.    Personal first aid kit-1
4.    Repair kit like (needle, threat)
5.    Reading materials
6.    Diary and Writing material
7.    Camera/video camera

1.    Harness-1
2.    Unlock karabiners -3
3.    Screw/lock karabiners-3
4.    Descender/fig.8/-1
5.    Ascender/Jumor-1
6.    Tape slings-2
7.    Set prussic loops-2
8.    Ice Axe- 1
9.    Retractable poles- 1 set
10.    Crampons-1
11.    Helmet-1
12.    Head Lamp-2
13.    Batteries- 4sets/4times changeable
14.    Sunglass with UV rays protection-1
15.    Googles-1
16.    Water bottle-1
17.    Pee Bottle-1
18.    Ruck sack- 45-55ltr -1

Sleeping Bag (30°c)- 1 or 2
Thermarest mat-1



2016:  Mingma G organized 6th 8000m of the year on Manaslu where 3 members and 4 Sherpa made successful ascents on 30-09-2016. The team includes Lk Siu, Wang Tianhu, Cen Yu, Mingma Gylaje, Dawa Gyalje, Tamting and Phurita Sherpa.

2014: Mingma G organized Chinese Women Expedition and Japanese Team. Our Team made successful ascent on 26-09-2014.

2011: Imagine was started with expedition from Manaslu. It was first expedition from Imgaine where MA Mohit from Bagladesh, Mingma Gyalje Sherpa and Dawa Gyalje Sherpa made successful ascent on 12-10-2011.

   Mr Phurba Tenzing made successful ascent on 05-10-2011 with Japanese team.


Note: itinerary can be flexible as per client wish and weather condition