Manaslu Expedition

  1. Manaslu (8,163) is the high peak of the Gorkha massif, and is the eighth highest mountain in the world. It is located about forty miles east of Annapurna, the tenth highest mountain. Climbing Manaslu requires more time than other 8000m Peaks in Nepal due to long approach to reach to the base of the mountain however we can use a helicopter to make a expedition shorter. The name Manaslu is derived from the Sanskrit word Manasa and can be roughly translated as Mountain of the Spirit. An all-female Japanese expedition successfully ascended to the summit, thereby becoming the first women to climb an 8,000-meter peak.

    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 a far.

    Normally, four camps will be set up in the approach of the mountain. There will be a few stretches of steep climbing and crevasses from Camp I to Camp II. Slippery snow climbing is required from Camp II to Camp III. Avalanches are a threat from Camp III to Camp IV.

    The first survey of the peak was made by a Japanese expedition in 1952 and the first climb was made by Japanese team on the peak in 1953.

  2. ITINERARY

    Best Season: April/May

  3. Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu. Receive and transfer to hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
    Day 02 - 03: Kathmandu - Preparation for Expedition & Briefing. Overnights at hotel.
    Day 04: Drive Kathmandu - Arughat via Dhading. Overnight: camp.
    Day 05: Trek Arughat - Sotikhola.
    Day 06: Trek Sotikhola - Machhakhola.
    Day 07: Trek Machhakhola - Jagat.
    Day 08: Trek Jagat - Ukawa.
    Day 09: Trek Ukawa - Nayak.
    Day 10: Trek Nayak - Namrung.
    Day 11: Trek Namrung - Syalla Village.
    Day 12: Trek Syalla - Sama Village.
    Day 13: Trek Sama Village rest day.
    Day 14: Sama Village - Manaslu Base Camp
    Day 15 - 41: Climbing period for Manaslu (8163m.)
    Day 42: Trek back Manaslu Base Camp - Sama Village.
    Day 43: Trek Sama Village - Namrung.
    Day 44: Trek Namrung - Philim Vilalge.
    Day 45: Trek Filim Village - Machhakhola.
    Day 46: Trek machhakhola - Soti.
    Day 47: Trek Soti - Arughat.
    Day 48: Drive back Arughat - Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.
    Day 49 - 50: Free days
    Day 51: Departure. Transfer to airport for final departure.
  4. The price offers following facilities:
    • peak permit
      liaison officer fees
      hotel charge at Katmandu
      arrival and departure( transport)
      base camp food
  5. Cost does not include:
    • Personal equipment & Insurance,
      Alcoholic beverages, Nepal visa fee
      Airport taxes for International
      Emergency rescue evacuation if required,
      Personal nature expenses.
      Extra night Hotel in Kathmandu