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Mt. Manaslu Expedition

  • Duration:
    47 Days
  • Max-Altitude:
    26781ft /8,163 m

Trip Introduction

Manaslu (also known as Kutang) is the eighth highest mountain in the world. It is located forty miles east of Annapurna and dominates the Gurkha massif. 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 afar. This mountain was previously known as Kutan l. ‘tang’ being the Tibetan word for flat place, thereby describing the mountain’s general summit. The name was later changed to Manaslu, which is derived from the Sanskrit word Manasa and can be roughly translated as Mountain of the Spirit.

The first ascent of this peak was 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. It was not until 1997 that Charlie Mace made the first American ascent. There are a half dozen established routes on the mountain today, the south face being arguably the toughest in climbing history.

All routes to the base camp of Manaslu begin in Kathmandu. Expedition Time: Approximate time 45 days. Bus from Kathmandu to Gorkha. Trek through forest to Macha Khola. Trek along riverbanks of Budhi Gandaki to Jagat. Continue along the river to Deng. Continue along river to Ghap, a Buddhist village. Continue along river to Sho. Trek to Pungen Gompa. Rest day. Trek to Sama Gaon. Trek to Manaslu base. Rest in Manaslu base.

Trek Out: Trek down to Samagaon. Trek down to Nyak. Trek down to Jagat. Trek down to Macha Khola. Trek down to Arughat. Trek down to Gorkha. Bus to Kathmandu.

Outline Itinerary

    • Day 01
    • Arrival day in Kathmandu (1300m)
    • Day 02
    • Expedition Preparation Day in Kathmandu
    • Day 03
    • Expedition preparation day In kathmandu
    • Day 04
    • Drive from Kathmandu to Sotikhola [710m/2328 feet], 8 - 9 hours
    • Day 05
    • Soti Khola - Maccha Khola [900m/2952 feet, 6 - 7 hours
    • Day 06
    • Maccha Khola -Jagat [1410m/ 4625 feet], 6 - 7 hours
    • Day 07
    • Jagat - Dyang [1,804m/5917 feet], 6 - 7 hours
    • Day 08
    • Dyang - Namrung [2630m/8626feet], 6 - 7 hours
    • Day 09
    • Namrung – Samagaon [3530m/11,578 feet], 6-7 hours
    • Day 10
    • Rest day In sama gaun
    • Day 11
    • Trek from sama gaun to Manaslu Base camp (4400m)
    • Day 12-40
    • Manaslu Climbing period
    • Day 41
    • Trek Back from manaslu Base camp to sama gaun
    • Day 42
    • trek from sama gaun to Ghap
    • Day 43
    • Trek from Ghap to Machhakhola
    • Day 44
    • Trek from Machhakhola to soti khola or Arugat
    • Day 45
    • Drive Back to Kathmandu
    • Day 46
    • Free Day in kathmandu
    • Day 47
    • Final Departure
    • Day 01
    • Arrival day in Kathmandu (1300m)
    • Day 02
    • Expedition Preparation Day in Kathmandu
    • Day 03
    • Expedition preparation day In kathmandu
    • Day 04
    • Drive from Kathmandu to Sotikhola [710m/2328 feet], 8 - 9 hours
    • Day 05
    • Soti Khola - Maccha Khola [900m/2952 feet, 6 - 7 hours
    • Day 06
    • Maccha Khola -Jagat [1410m/ 4625 feet], 6 - 7 hours
    • Day 07
    • Jagat - Dyang [1,804m/5917 feet], 6 - 7 hours
    • Day 08
    • Dyang - Namrung [2630m/8626feet], 6 - 7 hours
    • Day 09
    • Namrung – Samagaon [3530m/11,578 feet], 6-7 hours
    • Day 10
    • Rest day In sama gaun
    • Day 11
    • Trek from sama gaun to Manaslu Base camp (4400m)
    • Day 12-40
    • Manaslu Climbing period
    • Day 41
    • Trek Back from manaslu Base camp to sama gaun
    • Day 42
    • trek from sama gaun to Ghap
    • Day 43
    • Trek from Ghap to Machhakhola
    • Day 44
    • Trek from Machhakhola to soti khola or Arugat
    • Day 45
    • Drive Back to Kathmandu
    • Day 46
    • Free Day in kathmandu
    • Day 47
    • Final Departure
Cost Include:
  • All arrival and departure transfer services to and from KTM international airport with other necessary transport as per itinerary
  • 5 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-Sotikhola-Sotikhola- Kathmandu for all climbing members, Sherpa guide, liaison officer and kitchen staff
  • Accommodation  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 member
  • All food and fuel for base camp and higher camps during the climbing period
  • 50kg baggage allowance per person during the trekking period. This will be carried by porters/mules
  • Services of chef and kitchen assistant at advance base camp
  • Trekking Permit (Manaslu  Conservation  entry fee)
  • TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System)
  • Expedition Royalty and permit of Nepal government to climb Mt. Manaslu
  • Nepalese Government Royalty
  • One experienced, trained, government licensed and  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 at a cost of $3USD 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
  • The heater will be provided at the base camp for the dining tent
  • Emergency oxygen mask and regulator provided upon request of the client with requirement appropriate charge
  • Each client will have an individual tent available in the Manaslu base camp
  • Solar panel for light and electronics charging
  • All tents for camp 1, 2 and 3. Icefall charges
  • 2 Bottles (8L) of Poisk Oxygen will be provided for each member
  • The 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
  • The generator will be providing to back-up the lighting in base camp
  • Transportation of food supply from Kathmandu to base camp by porter/mules
  • Company service charge and government taxes levied in Nepal
  • Farewell dinner in  Kathmandu
Cost Exclude:

 

  • 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
  • Summit bonus minimum $100.00USD per climbing Sherpa guide
  • 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

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