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Mt. Manaslu Expedition

  • Price
  • USD 9000
  • Trip Grade
  • Strenuous
  • Max Elevation
  • 8163m
  • Best Time
  • Spring & Autumn
  • Activities
  • Climbing/Trekking
  • Total Duration
  • 43 Days
  • Group Size
  • 2-15 people

The world’s 8th highest mountain Manaslu lies in the border between Gorkha and Manang districts of northern Nepal. It was first climbed in 1953 by the Japanise expedition team. HW Tilman and Jimmy Roberts photographed during their trek in 1950 but the first real survey of the peak was made by Japanese expedition team in 1952. The Japanese team made the first serious attempt on the peak from Budi Gandaki valley in 1953.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m)
Day 02 -03: Kathmandu sightseeing & getting prepared
Day 04: Drive from Kathmandu to Sotikhola (710m), 6-7 hours
Day 05 : Sotikhola - Machha Khola (900m), 6-7 hours
Day 06 : Machha Khola - Jagat (1410m), 6-7 hours
Day 07 : Jagat - Deng (1804m), 6-7 hours
Day 08 : Deng - Namrung (2630m), 6-7 hours
Day 09 : Namrung - Samagaon (3530m), 5-6 hours
Day 10: Rest at Exploration day in Samagoan with a side trip to Pung-gyen Gompa
Day 11: Samagoan – Manaslu base camp (4,665m), 6–7 hours
Day 12 – 38: Climbing Period
Day 39-42: Return back to Kathmandu
Day 43: Final departures to sweet home!
Day 01 :  Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m)

We will be waiting you at Kathmandu international airport holding a signboard with your full name so that you could recognize us so easily. When you come out, we will take private car to get 4*  hotel in the heart of Kathmandu city. Shortly you will do check in and get refreshed. In the evening we will have a fantastic welcome dinner together at one of the Nepalese famous kitchen which introduces you a very unique Nepalese cuisine.

Day 02 -03:  Kathmandu sightseeing & getting prepared

This is the valley where flourished Buddhism and Hinduism together over the centuries. The ancient architectures of Buddhist monasteries and Hindu temples are just spectacular. As this is the capital city of Nepal, people live together  from different walk of life and ethnic communities.  After a breakfast, we start our guiding tour to the UNESCO world heritage sites; Kathmandu Durbar square, Monkey temple and Bouddhanath stupa; the major Buddhist sites. At the same day , you will be briefed in short by your expedition leader.

 

Day 04:  Drive from Kathmandu to Sotikhola (710m), 6-7 hours

We start our day  early in the morning, on the way we have breakfast. We drive from Kathmandu to Dhading Besi on a nice paved road enjoying the views of the greenvalleys, farming fields, traditionally built houses and rivers. The drive from Dhading Besi to Soti Khola via Arughat is a bumpy rough road.

 

Day 05 :  Sotikhola - Machha Khola (900m), 6-7 hours

We cross Sotikhola with the fresh view of waterfalls and rivers. Then trek through the dense forest, to reach a ridge above the the Budhi Gandaki River. The trail descends slowly until you climb again to mountain ridge to Almara. Pass the forest trail to arrive at Riden Gaon. The valley here cuts into another side of the river to enter Budhi Gandaki. At Lambesi, the trail follows down to the sandy river bed of Budhi Gandaki

Day 06 :  Machha Khola - Jagat (1410m), 6-7 hours

The whole valley here becomes steeper to the limits till the route to cross then switches to the left bank by a suspension bridge. The trekking trail is quite exposed and challenging in some places. We walk through the  Gurung villages like Khorla Besi, Tatopani, Dobhan, and Yuru Khola along the Budhi Gandaki valley. Today’s walk will be adventurous on rugged terrains with the jaw-dropping views of snow-capped mountains.

Day 07 :  Jagat - Deng (1804m), 6-7 hours

Today we ascend a rocky ridge up to Salleri and Sirdibas. The trail follows the best and new route to Manaslu via Ngyak. Then the trail goes ahead to Ganesh Himal Base Camp. Later on, the trail reaches to Serson. Now the trail enters a steep uninhabited gorge and descends through grassy slopes dotted with tall Pine trees via Budhi Gandaki. Further on, the tiny village Deng comes after crossing a bamboo forest and Deng Khola.

Day 08 :   Deng - Namrung (2630m), 6-7 hours

This day we trek uphill route to Rana. We walk through dense forest with bird-life and wildlife. Inside the forest you can hear the chirp ring sound of birds and jumping monkeys. Before reaching Namrung, there is a serious climbing through bamboo and rhododendron.We cross Budi Gandaki River several times, wind through lush vegetation and traverse through narrow gorges and then arrive to Namrung

Day 09 :   Namrung - Samagaon (3530m), 5-6 hours

While making our way to Samagaon, we will have incredible view of mother nature to all directions. Namrung to Samagaon takes about 6 hours. You follow the right bank of the river, with views of Peak 29 ahead. As we continue on the main trail we soon reach the barley fields of Samagaon. We see excellent views of Samdo, Nagdichuli, SimnangHimal, Manaslu glacier, Manaslu ice fall and we can see Birendra Kunda, an ice lake nearby the Manaslu Base Camp.

Day 10:  Rest at Exploration day in Samagoan with a side trip to Pung-gyen Gompa

Surrounded by mountains in a peaceful forest hide away, we take an acclimatization day here and explore around and relax. We explore some monasteries nearby and Samagaon, a Tibetan cultured beautiful village. Its great chance to see Tibetan Buddhist tradition by our own eyes. If would be enough fortunate, we will a chance to different local ritual and cultural dances perfomed by local group of people and monks.

 

Day 11:  Samagoan – Manaslu base camp (4,665m), 6–7 hours

We descend to the Budhi Gandaki River. The trail to the left leads to Manaslu base camp.

 

Day 12 – 38:  Climbing Period

From the base camp, we climb over grassy slopes, rock slabs and moraine followed by crevassed Larkya Galcier with small ice steps to Camp I at 5700m. From camp I the climbing is more technical with some steep sections which require fixed ropes. The climbing requires long 40 degrees snow slopes with a few vertical ice steps, snow cliffs to reach the Camp II at 6200m. After Camp II, the slopes ease off . We pass through a series of snow shelves before ascending a steeper snow slope reaching camp III at an altitude of 6900m. From camp III, we climb relatively straightforward snow slopes for about 550 meters leading to the Camp IV. The climb to the summit is not technical. We climb several basins and short headwalls to pass the false summit which leads to the exposed ridge and finally to the summit. We descend to Camp II to spend the night and next day arrive at base camp.

 

Day 39-42:  Return back to Kathmandu

After successful ascend  of Manaslu, we head back to Kathmandu.

 

Day 43:  Final departures to sweet home!

We will transfer you to the airport and bid good bye for your onward journeys.Today your Nepal stay is going end !  Majestic Himalaya representative will drop you off at the airport approximately 1 hour before your scheduled flight. We wish sweet journey  for your way back to home.

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OUR SERVICES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING DURING THE TRIP:

  • Equipment allowance, daily allowance & insurance for base camp staff ( Guide, cook, kitchen boy and liaison officer )
  • Food and fuel at the base camp
  • All camping equipment at the base camp such as, member tent, dining tent, kitchen tent, chairs, tables.
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  • Trek support for climbing members from Arughat - base camp – Beshishahar.
  • Porters to carry loads from Aarughat - base camp – Beshishahar.
  • Royalty and peak permit
  • Airport arrival and departure
  • Land transportation from Kathmandu – Arughat - Beshishahar - Kathmandu
  • Accommodation at 3*** hotels in Kathmandu before and after the expedition on BB plan

OUR SERVICES EXCLUDE THE FOLLOWING DURING THE TRIP:

  • High altitude food and fuel above base camp.
  • Climbing equipment, tents and personal equipment above base camp
  • Personal accident insurance and emergency rescue evacuation
  • Meals while staying in Kathmandu.
  • Tipping to trekking and expedition staff.

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