Manaslu Expedition

MANASLU EXPEDITION [8,156m]

Mt. Manasalu [8,156] is eighth highest mountain in the world is a part of the Mansiri Himal in the Nepal Himalayas. The Name of this mountain comes from the Sanskrit word manias, meaning "intellect" or "soul". It is the same root word as that for Manasarover, the holy lake near Mt. Kailash in Tibet. The mountain's long ridges and valley glaciers offer feasible approaches from all directions, and culminate in a peak that towers steeply above its surrounding landscape, and is a dominant feature when viewed from afar. This is a full service expedition with a western guide-manager offering the best balance of quality and value.

It was first climbed in 1956 by T. Imanishi and Gyalzen Norbu (Japanese expedition). The peak was not climbed again until 1971 when a Japanese team made the second ascent. HW Tillman and Jimmy Roberts photographed Manaslu during a trek in 1950. But the first real survey of the peak was made by a Japanese expedition in 1952.Manaslu 2000A Japanese team made the first serious attempt on the peak from the Budi Gandaki valley in 1953.

SHORT INFORMATION OF TRIP

Best months of Expedition: April- May / October – November
Accommodation: Hotel/Tented camp/ Guest House
Group size: 2 and above
Meal Plan: Full Board in trekking /Bed & breakfast in Kathmandu
Guide:  English speaking climbing guide with Assistance Sherpa, Cook with all Kitchen / Camping crew
Transportation: Tourist Bus / Private vehicle as per group size
Departure Dates: Upon request
Cost: As per arrangement (Up to Base Camp Service / Up to Summit)
Route: South – West ridge with three camps to summit having ice, rock & steep snow climbing

TENTATIVE ITINERARY

Day 01:             Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
Day 02:            Government formalities/ Sightseeing
Day 03:            Preparation for expedition in Kathmandu
Day 04:            Drive from Kathmandu to Gorkha
Day 05:            Trek Gorkha to Aurghat
Day 06:            Trek Aurghat to Soti Khola
Day 07:            Trek Soti Khola to Machha Khola
Day 08:            Trek Machha Khola to Jagat
Day 09:            Trek Jagat to Nyak
Day 10:             Trek Nyak to Namru
Day 11:             Trek Namru to Sama Gaon
Day 12:             Rest day at Sama Gaon for acclimatization
Day 13:             Trek Sama Gaon to Base Camp
Day 14:             Trek Base camp to Manaslu High Camp
Day 15-35:        Climbing Period of Manaslu Expedition (8163m)
Day 36:            Trek Manaslu Base Camp to Sama Gaon
Day 37:            Trek Sama Gaon to Namru
Day 38:            Trek Namru to Nyak
Day 39:            Trek Nyak to Jagat
Day 40:            Trek Jagat to Machhi Khola
Day 41 :            Trek Machhi Khola to Soti Khola
Day 42:            Trek Soti Khola to Arughat Bazaar
Day 43:            Drive from Arughat to Kathmandu
Day 44:            Rest Day at Kathmandu
Day 45:            Departure to your next destination

THE COST INCLUDES

  • Transfer: Airport – Hotel and Hotel – Airport
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu (before and after the expedition – 5 days)/ 4 star standard
  • Transportation (of equipment and supplies, as well as members) to Arugat Bazar
  • Porters from Arugat Bazar to Base Camp
  • Food and camping during trekking to Base Camp
  • Single tent with padded floor and mattresses at Base Camp for each member
  • Applicable national park fees
  • All food and fuel in Base Camp during the expedition
  • Solar panel at Base Camp
  • Services of Cook and Kitchen Boy at Base Camp
  • Kitchen Tent, Store tent, Dining tent, Toilet tent, Shower tent, table and chairs, etc.
  • Insurance of Cook, Kitchen Boy, Liaison Officer and porters
  • Equipment allowance, wages for government Liaison Officer
  • Garbage disposal charge (Re-fundable )

THE COST EXCLUDES

  • Air travel to and from Kathmandu.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Laundry, postage, telephone calls and all other items of personal nature.
  • Entry visa and Re-entry for Nepal.
  • International departure tax.
  • Personal Expenses.
  • Bar Bills and beverage
  • Climbing meals & cooking equipments
  • Medical and rescue insurance.
  • Personal Climbing equipment/  high altitude Tents for different camps
  • Medicine and first aid expenses
  • Extra porter US$ 70 each for 30Kg (up to BC & return)
  • Emergency rescue evacuation if required
  • Garbage Deposit ( re-fundable / need to manage garbage fixed Place)
  • Climbing Bonus and summit bonus for climbing sherpa (if you use climbing sherpa)
  • Tips/ Bonus to Trekking staffs, cook & helpers

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Trip Facts

  • Trip Days: 45 Days
  • Best Time: April- May / October November
  • Difficulty: Very Hard