Manaslu Expedition (8163m)

  • Manaslu Expedition (8163m)

Overview

The name Manaslu (8163m) comes from the Sanskrit word Manasa which means Intelligence or Soul. Mount Manaslu was first summated by a Japanese expedition group in was summated in 1956. This Japanese team completed the first serious endeavor to ascend the peak in 1953 from the Budhi Gandaki valley. Mt Manaslu expedition is considered as one of the most technical expeditions in Nepal which is located in the central region of Nepal in the Gorkha range. Mt. Manaslu is the eight tallest peaks in the world. The name Mt. Manaslu has been derived from the Sanskrit word “Manasa” which means Intellect or Soul.

While ascending Mt. Manaslu, usually 4 high camps are set on the way prior to reaching the peak. Crevasses that can be witnessed between Camp I and Camp II and storm threat from Camp III to Camp IV are prominent in mountaineering the peak. Currently the climbers are much more attracted to ascend this beautiful peak and from the apex of the mountain, you can observe many paks of Ganesh Himal, Annapurna and more.

The Unique Adventure International bestows 46 day Manaslu Expedition to let you have the best experience ever. We also offer proficient Sherpa guides to make sure the greatest probability of success. Passing all the way through terrace mid-hills of Nepal; explore local practice, way of life; go around Buddhists monastery and witness large numbers of panoramic Himalayan vistas.

The Climb

We will be setting three camps above the base camp before reaching at the top of Mount Manaslu. We will also have rest days for proper acclimatization in between while ascending the peak before taking first expedition to Manaslu glacier. The climb commences after we pace on to Manaslu glacier. The path here will be profoundly crevassed.  Moving ahead, we will reach the camp I which is located on a secluded shoulder at the top of Manaslu glacier. Also, there are fixed ropes which are necessary on most of the path on the way between Camp I and Camp II. Camp II is located in the flat location safe of threat though the site can have heavy snow amassing.  This is supposed to be the most challenging section of the Manaslu peak climbing. The way now constantly moves up all the way through the upper glacier to reach Camp III. Camp III falls on a flat saddle laying just beneath the col here you may experience strong storms. While ascending from Camp III to Camp IV we will walk up the glacier knitting through some vertical sections of snow and ice where fixed ropes necessary. As soon as you arrive at Camp IV you’ll move toward the summit of the Mount Manaslu. The peak is reached with one of the challenging traverses for less than 100 m in linear distance.

Itinerary Details

Day 01: Meeting upon arrival at Kathmandu International airport, transfer to hotel

On your arrival, our representative of Unique Adventure will welcome you at Kathmandu International Airport (TIA) but make sure about our representative with a display board at the arrival gate. You will be then transferred to the hotel. We can either relax in the afternoon or hang around. You will have a dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant where we take pleasure in a Nepalese cultural program as well as food. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02 - 03: Stay in Kathmandu for the official procedure, overnight at hotel

You will stay in Kathmandu for 2 days. You will be described about your trek and then complete some official procedure. Also, make all the preparations essential for trek. Overnight at hotel.

Day 04: Drive to Soti Khola (700 meters), overnight at guesthouse 

The drive to Aarughat takes about 6-7 hrs from Kathmandu. The journey takes us through serpentine highways along the hills. The scenic drive involves various roadside villages before reaching Aarughat in Dhading. We continue to drive about 2 hours to Soti Khola via Aarkhet and spend overnight at guesthouse.

Day 05: Trek to Machha Khola (950 meters), overnight at guesthouse 

The trail begins through green Sal forests that climb over the Budhi Gandaki River. The rocky trail continues past waterfalls and rice terraces before reaching Labubesi village. The trek leads up a valley before descending to Gandaki river and across a suspension bridge to Machha Khola village where we spend overnight.

Day 06: Trek to Jagat (1450 meter), overnight at guesthouse 

Today’s trek ascends up and descends down a couple of times before crossing over Budhi Gandaki river in a suspension bridge. The trail climbs up on the wide staircase which then crosses a suspension bridge over the Yaru Khola. The trail climbs again up to Tharo Bharyang before reaching Jagat village where we spend overnight.

Day 07: Trek to Deng (1850 meter), overnight at guesthouse 

Today we descend down to Sirdibas before crossing over Ghatta Khola via the suspension bridge to Philim village. The route continues through millet and grassy field slopes and across the Budhi Gandaki river. The trail leads through a bamboo forest to Deng Khola as we reach Deng village for overnight stay.

Day 08: Trek to Namrung (2500 meter), overnight at guesthouse 

From Deng we cross Budhi Gandaki river and follow the trail west up to the Budhi Gandaki valley. The trail passes through forests and mani walls to Prok village. The route again takes us through a dense forest before climbing steeply to Namrung. We spend overnight at Namrung at a local guesthouse.

Day 09: Trek to Shyala (3400 meters), overnight at guesthouse 

From Namrung we climb steeply through a dense forest to reach Lihi village. The trail drops from the village filled with barley terraces and crosses the side valley of Simnang Himal. The route passes along Sho village then Lho village and finally into Shyala village. We spend overnight at a local guesthouse in Shyala village.

Day 10: Trek to Sama Gaun (3500 meters) via visiting Pungyen Gompa and glacier, overnight at guesthouse 

From Shyala village we continue early in the morning. The trail overlooks high mountains like Himal Chuli and Ganesh Himal. Along the route, we come across Pungyen Gompa on a little hill which provides the great view of Manaslu North Face and Pungyen Glacier. After 6 hours of walk, we reach Sama Gaun.

Day 11: Rest in Sama Gaun for acclimatization, overnight at guesthouse 

Today is acclimatization day in Sama Gaun. We accustom ourselves to the cold weather and the high altitude for the journey ahead. In order to do this, we explore the village in the morning and lake Birendra in the afternoon. 

Day 12: Trek to Manaslu Base camp, overnight at tented camp

Today, we go proceed our journey to Manaslu Base Camp takes about 5 hours trek.

Day 13 - 38: Climbing Period

We need to climb for 26 days in order to reach at the top of the Mount Manaslu. We will be setting three camps above the base camp before reaching at the top of Mount Manaslu. We will also have rest days for proper acclimatization in between while ascending the peak before taking first expedition to Manaslu glacier. The climb commences after we pace on to Manaslu glacier. The path here will be profoundly crevassed. Moving ahead, we will reach the camp I which is located on a secluded shoulder at the top of Manaslu glacier. Also, there are fixed ropes which are necessary on most of the path on the way between Camp I and Camp II. Camp II is located in the flat location safe of threat though the site can have heavy snow amassing. This is supposed to be the most challenging section of the Manaslu peak climbing. The way now constantly moves up all the way through the upper glacier to reach Camp III. Camp III falls on a flat saddle laying just beneath the col here you may experience strong storms. While ascending from Camp III to Camp IV we will walk up the glacier knitting through some vertical sections of snow and ice where fixed ropes necessary. As soon as you arrive at Camp IV you'll move toward the summit of the Mount Manaslu. The peak is reached with one of the challenging traverses for less than 100 m in linear distance.

Day 39: Back to Sama Gaon, overnight at guesthouse 

We will return back to Sama Gaon this day, we will walk through the archetypal alpine forest and then depart from the 500 years old village, Sama Gaon the next day. 

Day 40 - 43: Retrace to Soti Khola, overnight at guesthouse 

Leaving Sama Gaon, we will trek to Soti Khola passing through beautiful local villages. 

Day 44: Drive to Kathmandu, overnight at hotel

Today, we drive from Soti Khola to Kathmandu via Aarughat. The 7 hours drive includes the scenic view of both hilly and mountain landscapes. In Kathmandu, the day can then be spent by leisurely exploring and by getting a much-needed rest. 

Day 45: Leisure day in Kathmandu, overnight at hotel

Today, we can go around Kathmandu valley, if some important places have been missed according to your choices. After the hectic schedules of trek, today you can either go for shopping or have a day rest before departing from Nepal.

Day 46: Transfer to airport, departure on your own destination

This is your final day, our airport representative will drop you to the airport and you will depart from Nepal.

Trip Inclusion

What is included?

  • Airport transfers (domestic and international both).
  • Press conference arrangement.
  • 5 night's hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Climbing Permit fee of Manaslu expedition and Manaslu Conservation Area Permit fee.
  • Food & Fuel during the trek and expedition period.
  • North Face or similar quality high altitude tent for higher camps.
  • Single tent for each member, staffs, climbing Sherpa at the base camp.
  • 3/3 bottles of oxygen per member and guide with mask & regulator.
  • Staff: Base camp Guide, Cook, Cook helper.
  • Porters/Yaks to and from base camp.
  • One high altitude Sherpa for one climber (1:1) who assist you whilst on climbing and summit attempt as well as carries food and gears to high camps.
  • Government liaison officer, his insurance, daily allowance, equipment allowance and flight fares.
  • Insurance, equipment allowance, wages and daily allowance for expedition staffs.
  • All camping equipments: sleeping tents, mattress, dining tent, toilet tent, mess tent, store tent, table & chairs and other necessary kitchen utensils whilst on trekking and expedition.
  • Group climbing equipment such as necessary fixed rope, ice screws, ice bars etc.
  • First Aid kit bag and trekking map & duffel bag.
  • Solar panel at the base camp.
  • Restop toilet bag.
  • Satalite phone (Pay Call).
  • Walkie Talkie for each staff and member.
  • Mountain cans cleaning at high camps.
  • Cargo transportation to supply the food and gears.
  • All ground transportation.
  • Necessary documentation and governmental official paper works.
  • All applicable taxes as per the government rules and regulations.

What is not included?

  • Visa Fee.
  • International flight.
  • Extra hotels in Kathmandu (after 5 nights).
  • Personal trekking Equipment, travel and medical insurance & helicopter rescue, personal expenses.
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Bar and beverage bills.
  • Applicable permit fees and custom charges for using communication equipment, commercial filming, satellite phone, radio etc.
  • Carrying bonus + Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa.
  • Gratitute (tip) for the staff etc.

Info

Necessary Gears

Main rope, Down Sleeping, Bag, Down Jacket, Gore-Tex jacket, Trouser, Climbing boots, Trekking boot, ICE-axe with Ice hammer, Rucksack, Crampon, Stick, Harness, Get up (Boot clover), Snow Glass, ICE Screws, snow Shavel, Carbine Lock & unlock, Head Lights, Wind Proof Jacket & trouser, Down Trouser, Wind Proof Trouser, Water Bottle, Woolen Gloves, Bag Cover, Wind mask for climbing, Climbing gloves, Socks for climbing, Personal Medicine, Eight figure, Knife

Note: You can bring the necessary gears from your own country or can buy or hire from the stores of Kathmandu.

Itinerary Accuracy

Unique Adventure International always efforts to operate the itinerary as per the negotiation made. Not always, but extreme adventure activities being operated in remote mountain regions, bears high risk and needs to be flexible. Unpredictable incidents, accident, weather conditions or flight schedule may be the reason that forces us to make slight changes in our scheduled programs. We expect your patience and cooperation in such circumstances.

 

Note

All conditions stated in the itinerary are for the visitors who prefer full package programme. At the same time, we also serve you based on your choice. The selection of itineraries and the staff depends on your choice and financial procurement. We have options for any partial visit as per your requirement regarding your interest and financial condition.

Trip Price

US $ 16,500 per person

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Quick Fact of the Trip

  • Trip Duration : 46 days
  • Best Season : Spring & Autumn
  • Country : Nepal
  • Min Altitude : 1522meter
  • Max Altitude : 8163meter
  • Trip starts : Kathmandu
  • Trip ends : Kathmandu
  • Group size : Min - 1

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