9, Very Difficult ( technical 4 + altitudinal 5 ) | 14 Days in Nepal

Manaslu Trek

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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

    Trekking

  • Altitude

    4,930 m
  • Group size

    7-12 pax
  • Trip Starts

    Kathmandu
  • Trip Ends

    Kathmandu

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival at Kathmandu International Airport.
Arrival at Kathmandu International Airport and meeting with representatives of the Nepalese side. The minibus will take the group to one of the hotels in Thamel.
Day 2 Departure on a jeep from Kathmandu to Arugat Bazaar.
Early morning departure on a jeep from Kathmandu to Arugat Bazaar. Then go to Sotikhola (730m). The whole way from the start from the hotel to the finish in the guesthouse will take 9 hours.
Day 3 Climb from Sotikhola (730m) to Machakholu (930m).
Transition with insignificant climb from Sotikhola (730m) to Machakholu (930m), On the sides of the road there are landscapes of the countryside.
Day 4 Trek from Machha Khola to Jagat.
Trek from Machha Khola to Jagat.
Day 5 Trek from Jagat to Deng.
Trek from Jagat to Deng.
Day 6 On the segment from Deng to Namrung (2,540 m).
On the segment from Deng to Namrung (2,540 m) nature of the nature is dramatically transformed, coniferous trees are increasingly encountered, at night it will be noticeably colder.
Day 7 Trek from Namrung (2,540m) to Samaghona (3,500m).
Trek from Namrung (2,540m) to Samaghona (3,500m). There is a large Buddhist monastery in Samagaon.
Day 8 Radial access to Base Camp Manaslu (4,400m).
Radial access to Base Camp Manaslu (4,400m), acclimatization
Day 9 The passage from Samaghona (3,500m) to Samdo (3,875m).
The passage from Samaghona (3,500m) to Samdo (3,875m).The village is on the very border with Tibet, through it in the old years there were caravans trading with Tibet and India.
Day 10 Transition from Samdo (3,875m) to Dharamsala (4,460m).
Transition from Samdo (3,875m) to Dharamsala (4,460m), the highest night on the route.
Day 11 Dharamsala (4,460m-Larkya La Pass (4,930m)-Bimtang (3,990m).
Dharamsala (4,460m-Larkya La Pass (4,930m)-Bimtang (3,990m). The longest trip on the route can take up to 10 hours.
Day 12 Bimthang-Darapani.
Bimthang-Darapani, with every step of breathing ever easier, all the most difficult is over.
Day 13 Darapani-Jagat-Kathmandu.
Darapani-Jagat-Kathmandu. Day moving.
Day 14 Departure from Kathmandu.
Departure from Kathmandu.

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

Price Includes

  • 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.

Booking procedure

If your decision to take part in our expedition if firm, please send us e-mail with:
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Necessary travel papers (documents)

  • Permit of Mount Amadablam.
  • National Park Ticket.

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.

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