Himalayan World

Manaslu Expedition

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Lying At the edge of one of the most secluded Himalayan valleys in the central-western Nepal Himalaya's Kali Gandaki valley 40 miles east of Annapurna, Manaslu is world's eighth highest mountain. Manaslu offers an alternative to Cho Oyu for those who want to climb a more varied and challenging 8,000er. The Manaslu's long ridges and valley glaciers provide feasible approaches from all directions culminating in a peak that towers steeply above its surrounding landscape. At least six different routes to Manaslu exist today of which the south face is the toughest in climbing history. The first attempt to Manaslu was made in 1953 by a Japanese team from the Budhi Gandaki Valley, however, the first ascent was made only in 1956. The Japanese take pride in their adventures in Manaslu the same way the British do over Everest. In fact, all the three peaks of Manaslu were first summitted by the Japanese.

Manaslu offers itself as the best alternative to Cho Oyu in the autumn season. It is even seen by some mountaineers as a better training mountain for Everest than Cho Oyu. The climbing route follows a relatively straightforward line to the summit, which has few technical sections. Normally, four camps are set up during Manaslu climbing. A few stretches of steep climbing and crevasses from Camp I to Camp II. Slippery snow climbing required from Camp II to Camp III. Possibility of avalanches from Camp III to Camp IV.

Main Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu & transfer to hotel

Day 02:Kathmandu Sightseeing & Expedition Preparation

Day 03: Expedition briefing in Ministry of Tourism

Day 04: Drive Arughat via Dhading

Day 05: Arughat - Sotikhola 6 hours

Day 06: Sotikhola - Machhakhola 6/7 hours

Day 07: Machhakhola - Jagat

Day 08: Jagat - Ukawa

Day 09: Ukawa - Ngyak 5/6 hours

Day 10: Nyak - Namrung 5/6 hours

Day 11: Namrung - Syalla village

Day 12 Syalla - Sama village

Day 13: Sama Village

Day 14: Sama Village - Manaslu Base camp

Day 15- 41: Climbing Period for Manaslu 8163m.

Day 42: Base camp - Sama village

Day 43: Sama - Namrung

Day 44: Namrung - Philim village

Day 45: Filim -Machakhola

Day 46: Machakhola - Soti

Day 47: Soti - Arughat

Day 48: Arughat drive to drive to Kathmandu

Day 49: Kathmandu

Day 50: Final Departure

Alternative Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu & transfer to Hotel

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing & Preparation for Expedition

Day 03: Kathmandu - Gorkha by bus.

Day 04: Gorkha to Kanchowk 956 m

Day 05: Khanchowk to Arughat 530 m

Day 06: Arughat to Seti Khola 750 m

Day 07: Seti Khola to Machha Khola 890 m

Day 08: Machha Khola to Jagat 1350 m

Day 09: Jagat to Ngyak 2300 m

Day 10: Ngyak Sightseeing.

Day 11: Ngyak to Namrung

Day 12: Namrung to Syalla village

Day 13: Syalla to Sama village.

Day 14: Sama Village Excursion.

Day 15: Sama Village to Manaslu Base camp.

Day 16-40: Climbing Period for Manaslu 8163m.

Day 41: Cleaning up Base Camp

Day 42: Base camp to Sama village

Day 43: Sama to Namrung.

Day 44: Namrung to Philim village.

Day 45: Philim to Machakhola

Day 46: Machakhola to Seti Khola.

Day 47: Seti Khola to Arughat

Day 48: Arughat to Dhading and drive to Kathmandu

Day 49: Leisure day at Kathmandu

Day 50: Final Departures.

  • Expedition permit fees
  • Accommodations in Kathmandu/Lhasa
  • All overnight accommodations while on the trek and climb
  • Meals in Kathmandu/Lhasa and while trekking and climbing
  • Group equipment for the climb
  • Qualified and Experienced guides
  • Experienced Climbing Sherpas
  • High Altitude Climbing Sherpas
  • Airport transfers
  • Satellite phone service
  • Oxygen (2 4-litre bottles)
  • International airfare and Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
  • Personal equipments and extra services
  • Tips and Bonus for Staff and guide
  • Insurance and Trip cancellation
  • Beverages
  • Airport departure tax
  • $23000 USD/person
    Grab USD 100.00 OFF Per Person For a booking of two or more people.

    • Destination:Manaslu Region ,Nepal
    • Trip Grade:Easy
    • Max Elavation:
    • Best Time:September, October and November
    • Total Duration:
    • Group Size:Minimum Group size 2, maximum: 10 per pax of international climbers