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Mount Manaslu Expedition

  • 50 Days
  • Strenuous
  • 13 People

Destination: Nepal

Meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner

Transportation: Private / Public Vehicle

Accommodation: Teahouse+Camping+Hotel

Max. Altitude: 8,163m

Activities: Trekking, Climbing, Cultural Tour

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The eighth highest mountain in the world, Mt. Manaslu (8,156m/26,781ft) is from the Sanskrit word for "Mountain of the Spirit." Manasa is literally means "intellect" or "soul." It is located in a remote and isolated area of the Gorkha district about 40 miles east of the Annapurna Himalayas. The mountain's long ridges, valleys, and glaciers offer feasible approaches from all directions. At the end a peak towers steeply above the surrounding landscape.  Manaslu was first surveyed for climbing by Japanese expedition in 1952 and, after few attempts between 1953 and 1956, it was finally climbed by Toshio Imanishi and Gyalzen Norbu, members of a Japanese expedition in 1956.

Manaslu region was opened to trekkers only in 1991 although some mountaineering expedition teams have had access for a longer time. In 1950, a group headed by H.W. Tilman trekked this area for the first time and ever since this area has been popular among tough and rugged trekkers. Since this region is mostly frequented by Japanese trekkers and Manaslu is known as “Japanese mountain” due to the large number of Japanese climbers who have successfully summated Manaslu. Just as the British consider Everest their mountain, Manaslu has been always regarded as the "Japanese mountain" by the Japanese because the Japanese people were the first to conquer it. This area is still restricted to a limited number of groups and only organized trekkers in groups are allowed to trek in this area. However, nowadays some individuals can do basic teahouse and homestay treks as well. Usually the spring season, is the least hazardous in regards to weather, snowfall and avalanches. A Manaslu expedition is one of the more risky 8000m peaks to climb in the world. During May 2008, there were 297 ascents of Manaslu and 53 deaths on the mountain, making it the 4th most dangerous 8000m peaks, behind Annapurna, Nanga Parbat, and K2. However, it is technically simple and not much more difficult then Cho Oyu. Despite this, a Manaslu expedition has a considerably higher danger of avalanches. It is a perfect peak to gain an unforgettable 8000m experience before attempting more technical mountains like Annapurna or Everest. Manaslu's long ridges and valley glaciers provide feasible approaches from all directions culminating in a peak that towers steeply above its surrounding landscape.

Our Manaslu Expedition offers itself as the best alternative to Cho Oyu in the autumn season. The climbing route follows a relatively straightforward line to the summit, which has few technical sections. A few stretches of steep climbing and crevasses from Camp I to Camp II. Normally, four camps are set up in preparation for a Manaslu climb. Slippery snow climbing required from Camp II to Camp III. Possibility of avalanches occurs from Camp III to Camp IV.

As we are trekking and expedition company base in Nepal, Nepal Mother House Treks organizes our Manaslu Expedition throughout expert Sherpa guides, mountaineering scholars, necessities staff, porters, necessities equipment, rescue and evacuation service. All our staff handles all insurance, government permission, and other requires fees to fulfill your ultimate Himalayan adventure.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01:Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to hotel

Day 02:Prepare Expedition

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 Rest

Day 14:Sama Village - Manaslu Base camp

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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:Arugha to Kathmandu Drive

Day 49:Kathmandu

Day 50:Final departure

Cost Include

  • Star level 4 night’s Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu twin bed sharing basic with BB Plan.
  • Permit fee of Manaslu Expedition
  • Food for trekking and expedition period
  • Staff: Base camp guide, cook, cook helper
  • Drive Kathmandu - Aru Ghat - Kathmandu by bus.
  • Porters from Aru Ghat to Base camp and Base camp to Arughat
  • Equipment allowance, daily allowance for Liaison officer, expedition crew
  • Insurance for Nepalese expedition crew.
  • 1 tent per person for expedition
  • Mat, dining tent, toilet tent, mess tent, store tent, table and chairs trekking for the expedition
  • Local transportation in Kathmandu (airport-hotel-airport)
  • Emergency oxygen mask and regulator
  • Satellite phone (charge for calls)
  • Farewell dinner

Cost Exclude

  • PERSONAL equipment for climbing and trekking
  • Personal and medical insurance of expedition
  • Climbing food, gas and stove above base camp
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Emergency rescue evacuation by helicopter in case it is necessary
  • Walkie-talkie permit and satellite phone permit
  • Oxygen and mask regulator for climbing
  • Personal expenses
  • Bar bills and beverage
  • Refundable garbage deposit (USD 3000.00 per team)

Mount Manaslu Expedition - Trip Map

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Useful Info

Your safety is of paramount concern whilst traveling with Nepal Mother House Trekking. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, as this is adventure travel in a remote mountain region, we cannot guarantee it. Weather conditions, health condition of group members, unexpected natural disasters, etc. can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.

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