16 +
Age
Nepal
Country
March to Nov
Dates
50 Days
Duration
Climbing
Activities

Manaslu Expedition climb Autumn Or Spring season:
Mt. Manaslu, The eighth highest peak of the world which is elevated at the height of 8,163m (26,781 ft) above the sea level is located in the ridges of Mansiri Himal in Gorkha District of Nepal. Regarded as the “mountain of spirit”, Mt. Manaslu is identified as Mt. Kutung in Tibet.

This peak lies about 64km east of Mount Annapurna. Two mountaineers Toshio Imanishi and Gyalzen Norbu ascended to the top on 9th May, 1956. Although there were several expedition to Manaslu earlier but expedition to Manaslu was legally unlocked only in 1991. Since, inaugural expedition by H.W Tilman, Mt Manaslu has been popular among tough trekkers and this region is still constrained to limited access as it was restricted area, and only well-structured trekkers in group can trek here. Manaslu region is very isolated resulting in challenging rescuing.

The ascending is technical than that of other peaks like Cho Oyu and Shisha Pangma. Base camp of Manaslu lies at a height of 4700m. Long crests of mountain offer possibility to be scaled from every direction to conclude to the top that is sharply above its neighboring scenes. Among six routes, route starting from south is hard hitting while the northeast face route being the most common.

Every year Nature Trail Trekking and Expeditions organize two expeditions (Spring and Autumn) on joining basis to Mt. Manaslu and has been grand success.

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Kathmandu
JOIN GROUP 3 before departure from Kathmandu.
SERVICE INCLUDES
All arrival and departure transfer services to and from KTM international airport with other necessary transport as per itinerary.
Assistance at KTM international airport by Satori Adventures during your arrival and departure.
4 night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on B&B basis.
Experienced and government licensed trekking and climbing Sherpa guide during the trekking and climbing period.
Appropriate number of porters during the trekking period.
Land transportation from Kathmandu-Arughat-Kathmandu for all climbing members, Sherpa guide, liaison officer and kitchen staff.
All Nature Trail kitchen tent, storage tent, dining tent, client tents, toilet tents, tables, chairs and cooking utensils for base camp.
Common climbing equipment such as: Rope, ice bars, ice screws, and snow bar.
3 meals a day: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea/coffee.
Accommodation at hotel/lodge/guest house or tent camps during the trekking period.
All camping accommodation for members and staff during trekking and climbing period. You will be sharing sleeping quarters with one other members.
All food and fuel for base camp and higher camps during the climbing period.
60 kg baggage allowance per person during the trekking period. This will be carried by porters/mules.
Daily weather report services from Seattle, Washington based company.
Services of chef and kitchen assistant at advance base camp.
Trekking Permit (Manaslu Conservation Park entry fee).
TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System).
Manaslu restricted area trekking permit during the expedition period.
Expedition Royalty and permit of Nepal government to climb Mt. Manaslu.
Nepalese Government Royalty.
One experienced, trained, government Licensed and 3 time summiteer climbing guide (Sherpa) per person.
All wages, equipment, medical and accident insurances for all involved staffs during the trekking and climbing period.
Helicopter rescue insurance for all involved expedition staff.
Medical consultation services at the base camp with the HRA clinic at base camp.
Equipment allowances and wages for climbing Sherpas, cooks, kitchen assistant and government liaison officer.
First aid medical kits for the group and the staff.
Satellite phone carried by guide for communication. Available to clients with the cost of US$3 per minute.
Appropriate high altitude food for all clients and staff at base camp and above as required.
Required fixed and dynamic rope during the climbing period.
Heater will be provided at base camp for the dining tent.
Emergency oxygen mask and regulator provided upon request of client with requirement appropriate charge.
Each client will have an individual tent available in the Manaslu advanced base camp.
Solar panel for light and electronics charging.
All tents for camp 1, 2 and 3. Ice fall charges
Gamow Bags (Portable hyperbaric chambers) for high altitude sickness.
3 Bottles (8L) of Poisk Oxygen will be provided for each member.
Latest model of Summit or Top out system mask and regulators will be provided.
We provide Sherpa’s tents, food for climbing and insurance.
Free assistance service for cargo clearance and duties.
EPI cooking gas and stove will be provided in camp one, three and South Col for cooking food.
Generator will be providing to back-up the lighting in base camp.
Transportation of food supply from Kathmandu to base camp by porter/mules.
Our service charge and government taxes levied in Nepal.
Complete pre-departure information.s
Flight ticket reconfirmation and visa extension procedure services.
Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with cultural show in Kathmandu before departure.
Nature Trail T-shirt and scarf.
SERVICE DOES NOT INCLUDE
Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except for the farewell dinner).
Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, or any other food consumed beyond the prescribed breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies, satellite phones and internet expenses.
Clothing, packing items or bags, personal medical kit, personal trekking gear.
Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government regulations, etc.
Transportation services includes only what is listed on the itinerary. Any extra distance travelled will be appropriately charged.
Any additional staff other than specified.
Rescue, repatriation, medicines, medical tests and hospitalization expenses.
Medical insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required.
Travel insurance and helicopter rescue.
Walkie-talkies & Filming permit (if you have a special camera).
Personal climbing gear.
Nepal custom duty for import of expedition equipment.
Items of personal nature, laundry expenses, tips.
Tips, gifts, souvenirs.
Airfare of international flights.
Nepal entry visa fee (Visa insurance is easy upon arrival).
Any extra services, products, offers or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary.
Any other item not included in “THE PACKAGE COST INCLUDES” section.
1

Arrival in Kathmandu

Arrival in Kathmandu Airport and Nature Trail transfer to your hotel Yak and Yeti or similar hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (1350M/4430ft)
2

Preparation day

Preparation, Briefings at Departments of tourism, Last minute shopping, meeting in Nature Trail office and Expedition Leader
3

Kathmandu to Arughat and Sotikhola

Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat (950m/3117ft) to Sotokhola (1165/3822ft) 7hrs.
4

Trek Sotokhola to Machhakhola

Trek from Sotikhola to Machhakhola(1330m/4364ft) 6hrs.
5

Machhakhola to Jagat

Trek from Machhakhola to Jagat(1350m/4430ft) 4hrs.
6

Jagat to Dang

Trek from Jagat to Dang(2310m/7579ft) 6-7hrs.
7

Dang to Namrung

Trek from Dang to Namrung(2550m/8366ft) 6hrs.
8

Namrung to Lho

Trek from Namrung to Lho (3150m/10334ft) 5hrs.
9

Lho to Sama Gaun

Trek from Lho to Sama Gaun(3780m/12401ft) 4hrs.
10

Rest day

Rest and acclimatization day at Sama Gaun (3780m/12401ft)
11

Sama Gaun to Manaslu Base Camp

Trek from Sama Gaun to Manaslu Base Camp (4700m/15420ft) 4hrs.
12-40

Climbing period.

Climbing period. (8163m/26781ft.)
41

Preparation for return

Preparation to return to Kathmandu. Clean base camp (4700m/15420ft)
42

Base Camp to Sama Gaun

Trek from Base Camp to Sama Gaun (3780m/12401ft) 3hrs.
43

Sama Gaun to Namrung

Trek from Sama Gaun to Namrung(2550m/8366ft) 6hrs
44

Namrung to Philim village

Trek from Namrung to Philim village (2300m/7546ft-06hrs)
45

hilim Village to Machakhola

Trek from Philim Village to Machakhola(1330m/4664ft) 6hrs.
46

Machakhola to Arughat

Trek from Machakhola to Arughat (950m3117ft) 8hrs.
47

Arughat to Kathmandu

Drive from Arughat to Kathmandu (1350/4429ft) 7 hrs. Transportation provided by tourist mini bus. Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu.
48-49

Free day

Free day.Relax and shop in Kathmandu. Farewell celebration dinner with cultural program in the evening.
50

final departure

Transfer to Kathmadnu airport for final departure.

More about Mt. Manaslu:
Mt. Manaslu a part of Nepalese Himalayas in the Gorkha massif with an altitude of 8161m is world’s eighth highest peak. It is also known as Kutang. The location of this mountain peak is in Mansiri Himal in Gorkha district of Nepal. “Manasa” in Sanskrit means “Mountain of the Spirit” is converted to this Gorkha’s highest peak Mt. Manaslu as “intellect” or “soul”. This Mt. Manaslu is situated about 40 miles east of Mt. Annapurna of Kaski District. Manaslu is an imposing mountain being a 3092m prominence it extends from crops cultivation area to the area permanently covered with snow and ice; hence it looks like a serrated wall of snow and ice hanging in the sky. Manaslu’s long ridges and valley glaciers offer feasible approaches from all directions, and culminate in a peak that towers steeply above its surrounding landscape.

Manaslu region is located in Central Nepal and was opened to trekkers only in 1991. But lots of mountaineering expedition teams had access for long time. In 1950 a group headed by H.W. Tilman trekked this area for the first time and ever since this area has been quite popular among tuff trekkers. This area is still restricted to a limited number of groups and only organized trekkers in groups can trek in this area. Manaslu region is very remote and rescue is very difficult. This is possible wilderness area to live leopard of snow. Yet the trek is geographically spectacular and culturally fascinating. Lots of people residing in this area especially in the upper Buri Gandaki (river) Valley are Tibetan. A place in this valley called Nupri (meaning Western Mountain in Tibetan) is a trading center among Tibetans and Tibetans residing in these areas.

Mt. Manaslu Expedition 8,163m (26,763ft):
Mt. Manaslu is located in a remote and isolated area and the first photographs were obtained only in 1950 by British expedition. It was surveyed for climbing by Japanese expedition in 1952 and after few attempts between 1953 and 1956 Manaslu was finally climbed by Japanese in 1956. This Japanese team was all of female team introduced a first women successor of climbing over 8000m peak. Mt. Manaslu Expedition requires more time than other 8000m Peaks in Nepal due to long approach to reach to the base of the mountain. However, we can use a helicopter to make an expedition shorter. This Manaslu Expedition is one of the most dangerous mountain climbing activities and hence we suggest to choose this trip only by the experienced climbers.

Mt. Manaslu Expedition Base Camp Services:

In the Base Camp, Nature Trail Trekking and Expedition provides very professional, supportive and friendly mountaineering logistic services from Kathmandu to the MBC as well as during the climb till the summit. Our objective is to ensure a good quality, supportive, safe, friendly, stress free and comprehensive service to maximize summit opportunity.

We provide a comprehensive service organizing all necessary permits, and climbing documentation, travelling logistics including airfares, ground transportation, porters, and other individual services required by mountaineers. On the track to the ABC we organize all required accommodation and food.

Nature Trail cook and helpers will prepare and serve three delicious freshly cooked and plentiful meals a day and will ensure that hot and cold drinks are available 24hrs a day.

We provide spacious expedition quality personal tents for all our clients both with full board or base-camp service only.

We also provide dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet facilities and portable shower facilities and tent accommodation for our staff.

We provide access to communication including satellite telephone and internet access, and solar panels to charge your batteries.

Manaslu Expedition Full Board Services:

For full board clients we provide personal tent and food, which will be prepared by their climbing Sherpa. We provide UHF/VHF hand held radios on the mountain to maintain communications between ABC and high camps.

We provide a personal climbing Sherpa guide to help the clients to reach the summit. The secret of success on Manaslu is a strong and experienced climbing Sherpa. No matter how good and experienced climber, it is a long slog. Personal climbing Sherpa will set up camp 1 and camp 2 and camp 3 including food provisions, fuel and oxygen and will guide and assist the client on the summit day.

Approaches to ABC:

The trek into the base camp of Manaslu is absolutely breathtaking and takes you back in time when all Himalayan mountains were approached on foot. The trek starts at low elevation of 950m in Arughat and rises gradually over next 10 trekking days. It is a perfect way to acclimatize before base camp is reached and to take on climbing relatively quickly. From the village of Arughat situated in the low country the trek climbs through narrow gorges, rhododendron forest and local pastures to emerge into the higher alpine country with Tibetan influences.

The Manaslu Advanced Base Camp (ABC) (4800m) is located at the lateral moraine of the Manaslu Glacier and it can be reached within 10 days trek or there is also option of flying in to ABC by MI-17 helicopter from Kathmandu.

Climbing Routes:

Manaslu has many interesting routes leading to the common summit and many of them were climbed and explored. The standard commercial route is along the original route of the 1956 Japanese expedition up the Northeast face.

The climb is straightforward and only slightly more technical then Cho Oyu or Shishapangma, however with low Base Camp it is a long climb and with relatively high objective avalanche risk.

Traditionally there are 3 camps above base camp C1 (5,500m), C2 (6,300m) and C3 (7,300 m). Some expeditions establish an intermediate camp between C2 and C3 at 6,700m. The terrain encountered on the ascents varies from glacier crossings to steep snow steps and requires a good understanding of basic alpine climbing techniques. Manaslu has been climbed Alpine style but traditionally all commercial operators practice expedition style to improve the chances of summit success for the clients.

Manaslu Expedition Nepal
Manaslu Expedition Nepal

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