9, Very Difficult ( technical 4 + altitudinal 5 ) | 49 Days in Nepal

Ascent of Mount Manaslu

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Manaslu (8,163) is the high peak of the Gorkha massif, and is the eighth highest mountain in the world. It is located about forty miles east of Annapurna, the tenth highest mountain. Climbing Manaslu 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 a expedition shorter. The name Manaslu is derived from the Sanskrit word Manasa and can be roughly translated as Mountain of the Spirit. An all-female Japanese expedition successfully ascended to the summit, thereby becoming the first women to climb an 8,000-meter peak.

The mountain’s long ridges and valley glaciers offer feasible approaches from all directions, and it culminates in a peak that towers steeply above its surrounding landscape, and is a dominant feature when seen from a far. Normally, four camps will be set up in the approach of the mountain. There will be a few stretches of steep climbing and crevasses from Camp I to Camp II. Slippery snow climbing is required from Camp II to Camp III. Avalanches are a threat from Camp III to Camp IV. The first survey of the peak was made by a Japanese expedition in 1952 and the first climb was made by Japanese team on the peak in 1953.
  • Activities

    Mountaineering, Expeditions

  • Altitude

    8,163 m
  • Group size

    7-12 pax
  • Departure Date

    April 11 - May 29 | August 20 - October 07
  • Service

    Sport Style
  • Trip Starts

    Kathmandu
  • Trip Ends

    Kathmandu

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu. Transfer to your hotel.

Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel

Day 2-3 Kathmandu, official procedure and necessary arrangements.

Kathmandu, official procedure and necessary arrangements.

Day 4 Drive to Arughat Bazar. (576m-1893ft) and arrange for porters.

Drive to Arughat Bazar. (576m-1893ft) and arrange for porters.

Day 5 Trek to Khursanibari.

Trek to Khursanibari.

Day 6 Trek to Macha Khola.(1300m-4265ft)

Acclimatization day in Namche Bazar.

Day 7 Trek to Jagat. (1350m-4429ft)

Trek to Jagat. (1350m-4429ft)

Day 8 Trek to Nyag. (2300m-7546ft)

Trek to Nyag. (2300m-7546ft)

Day 9 Trek to Nyag. (2300m-7546ft)

Trek to Nyag. (2300m-7546ft)

Day 10 Trek to Namrung. (2550m-8367ft)

Trek to Namrung. (2550m-8367ft)

Day 11 Trek to Lho.(3150m-10421ft)

Trek to Lho.(3150m-10421ft).

Day 12 Trek to Sama Gaon. (3780m-12402ft)

Trek to Sama Gaon. (3780m-12402ft)

Day 13 Trek to Manaslu Base Camp. (4700m-15421ft)

Trek to Manaslu Base Camp. (4700m-15421ft)

Day 14-38 Climbing Period Mt. Manaslu.

Climbing Period Mt. Manaslu.

Day 39-40 Clean up Base Camp

Clean up Base Camp

Day 41 Trek back to Sama Goan.

Trek back to Sama Goan.

Day 42 Trek to Nyak.

Trek to Nyak.

Day 43 Trek to Jagat.

Trek to Jagat.

Day 44 Trek to Machakhola.

Trek to Machakhola.

Day 45 Trek to Arkhet.

Trek to Arkhet.

Day 46 Trek to Arughat.

Trek to Arughat.

Day 47 Drive to Kathmandu. Transfer to your hotel.

Drive to Kathmandu. Transfer to your hotel.

Day 48 Free Day in Kathmandu.

Free Day in Kathmandu.

Day 49 Transfer to airport for departure.

Transfer to airport for departure.

Fitness Level and Technical Ability

Climbers wishing to join this expedition must already be experienced with rock and ice climbing and have successfully completed previous climbs at high altitude, over 4500m (15,000ft).

This expedition requires excellent levels of fitness to endure the extreme conditions of summiting big peaks. To prepare for this, climbers should undergo a regular and strenuous exercise regime for at least 6 months to build their strength, stamina and endurance.

Trip Map

Cost Include

  • Arrival & Departure Airport transfers
  • 5 nights in Kathmandu on Bed & Breakfast Basis
  • Transport: Ktm – Arughat & Return Besi Sahar-Ktm for members & staff
  • Food - 3 meals a day during Trekking & at Base Camp for members & Staff
  • Expedition Permit, National Park & TIMS Permit, Garbage Deposit Fees
  • 1 Government Liaison officer
  • 1 High Altitude Climbing Sherpa (Manaslu Summiter) for 2 members
  • 1 Base Camp Cook and Kitchen Helpers
  • All Necessary Porters for UP & Down
  • All Nepali staff's Insurance/ wages and equipment allowance
  • 60 kgs per member for personal baggage
  • Foam Mattresses, Dinning/Kitchen//Toilet/Store Tent, Hot Shower Tent, Tables & Chairs, All necessary Cooking gears
  • 1 Generator with Fuel / 1 Solar Panel / 1 Gas Heater
  • High Altitude Tent for members & Sherpa
  • 1 Base Camp Tent per member
  • High Altitude food for member & staff
  • Epi gas / High Altitude Cooking Pot & Stove
  • 2 bottle oxygen with mask & Regulator for Member & Sherpa
  • All necessary Climbing route equipments
  • Walkie/talkie for communication

Cost Does not Include

  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu Hotel stay / Personal equipments
  • Insurance: Travel/Accident/Medical/Emergency evacuation
  • Nepal Entry Visa fee
  • Sherpa Summit Bonus US$ 500
  • Emergency rescue evacuation cost, if needed
  • All other personal nature expenses

Accommodation

Hotel in Kathmandu ***** on Bed & Breakfast Basis for 3 nights at the beginning and 2 nights at the end of the expedition, in double rooms.

Payment procedure

Booking deposit:
2000 USD.
Non-refundable deposit 2000 USD. The price goes up by 10% 30 days before the expedition start. Full balance is due 30 days before the expedition start. Cancellation 20 days before the expedition – 50% refund. Less than 20 days – no refund.

Staff

  • Nepalese liaison officer
  • Cooks from Nepal
  • Kitchen boy from Nepal
  • High-altitude Sherpas – 1 for 2 member

Booking procedure

If your decision to take part in our expedition if firm, please send us e-mail with:
Confirmation (in a form you prefer):

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Necessary travel papers (documents)

  • Permit of Mount Amadablam.
  • National Park Ticket.

Personal gear

Technical Equipment for the ascent

  • Crampons (e.g. Grivel G12)
  • Rucksack 70-80 liters
  • Rucksack 35-40 liters
  • Harness
  • Prussiks
  • Karabiners with screwgate lockers - 3 items
  • Jumar (ascender)
  • Telescope ski poles
  • Thermos
  • Rappel device
  • Ice Axe
  • Head lamp
  • Photo camera
  • Video camera and assessors
  • Accumulators
  • Personal crockery for high camps

Equipment for body and feet

  • Trekking shoes
  • Boots of "Everest" Millet type
  • Gore-tex jacket with wide hood
  • Gore-tex trousers (better semi-overalls)
  • Windblock jacket
  • Windblock trousers
  • Jacket "Polartec - 100" - 2 items
  • Warm underwear - 2 sets
  • Personal underwear
  • Polartec gloves – 2 pairs
  • Thinsulate gloves
  • Thinsulate mittens - 2 pairs
  • Warm woolen socks - 4-5 pairs
  • Balaclava
  • Warm hat
  • Windblock face mask
  • UV glasses
  • Ski goggles (preferably)
  • Gaiters

Meet your experts

Mingma Gelu Sherpa

Mingma Gelu Sherpa is a mountaineer and entrepreneur. He has summited Mt. Everest 8 times. He is also the first Nepali to summit Mt. Elbrus in Russia. He has been on the mountains since his youth, coming from the Makalu region, and working on mountain expeditions since the age of 14.

Phone: +977 9851096286
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