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Treks & Expedition

Manaslu Expedition

Duration
45 days
Max. Elevation
8163m
Group size
Min 1+
Level
ADVANCE
Transportation
Kathmandu - Soti Khola and Arughat - Kathmandu by Jeep
Best Season
Autumn: SEP-OCT-NOV Spring: MAR-APR-MAY
Accomodation
Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu. Camping Accommodation during Expedition
Meals
3 Meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
Starts at/ Ends at
Kathmandu / Kathmandu
Trip Route
{ Kathmandu - Soti Khola - Machha Khola - Jagat - Deng - Namrung - Lho Gaon - Sama Gaon - Manaslu Base Camp - Manaslu Summit - Sama Gaon - Ghap - Philim - Khorlabeshi - Soti Khola - Kathmandu - Lukla - Kathmandu }

Highlights

    • Mt. Manaslu (8163m.), the eighth highest mountain in the world
    • Gurkha Massif that lies in the west central part of Nepal

Overview

At 8163m, Mount Manaslu is the eighth highest mountain in the world thus Manaslu Expedition is quite an intimidating attraction for many climbers.
 
The Manaslu peak is part of the Mansiri Himal or Gurkha Massif that lies in the west central part of Nepal, around 100km northwest of Kathmandu. The mountain falls in the Manaslu Conservation Area and is closer to Annapurna Himal to the west and Ganesh Himal to the east. The local name for Manaslu is Kutang. Manaslu is a name derived from the Sanskrit dialect, which means "Mountain of the Spirit"
 
Manaslu was first climbed in 1956 by a Japanese expedition team led by Yuji Maki, Toshio Imanishi and Gyalzen Norbu Sherpa. There are six established approach to the peak, of which the southwest and east ridge route are considered normal routes.
 
The base camp is set up at 4800m and there will be a total of 4 or 5 camps before reaching the summit. The stretch from Camp 4 to the summit is an extensive walking through steep ridges while the route from Camp 1 to Camp 2 is full of seracs. It is a bit technical with steep snow slopes and ice climbing. 
 
It is mandatory for climbers to have adequate experience for Manaslu Expedition, after all this is an 8000-ers and technically challenging at that. The mountain's long ridges, seracs, steep snow slopes, and glaciers make it the most fascinating as well as risky mountain. Frequent snowfall, avalanches and blizzards have also added to make the mountain 4th dangerous mountain in the world.  
 
With our experienced Sherpas who have already climbed Manaslu and high-altitude porter, your goal of Manaslu Expedition to reach the summit will be achieved successfully. We will provide expedition logistics, arrange trekking and climbing permits and offer all necessary assistance. 

Important Note

Note: There are different categories of Hotels in Kathmandu ranging from budget to 5 star hotels. We are happy to arrange your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per your interest and budget. Please inform us in advance about the type or category or price range of hotel that you would like to stay in. 

Trip Itinerary

On your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be met and welcomed by our airport representative. You will be greeted traditionally with flower garlands. The representative will then take you to your hotel where you will be served welcome drinks. In the afternoon, you can take a stroll around and visit shops, restaurants and bars. Stay overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu. 

Max. altitude

1400m

Accomodation

Hotel

Today, you will visit popular world heritage monuments in Kathmandu including Kathmandu Durbar Square, Boudhanath, Swoyambhunath, and Pashupatinath. Alternatively, you can also choose Bhakatapur and Patan sightseeing. By late afternoon, you will drive back to your hotel. Stay overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Max. altitude

1400m

Accomodation

Hotel

Meals

Breakfast

Final preparation day in Kathmandu for expedition. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Max. altitude

1400m

Accomodation

Hotel

Meals

BLD

Early morning drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola (730m.) via Arughat (570m.) takes about 9 hours. You drive along well paved road up to Dhading Besi along the bank of Khani Khola, Trishuli River and Thopal Khola. It is a beautiful picturesque journey passing through green hill, flowing stream, farming terraces, villages, small market and most of all mountains at far distance. Leaving Dhading Besi you continue your drive along gravel and bumpy path all the way to Arughat Bazaar. Arughat is an old market situated at the bank of Budhi Gandaki River. Stay overnight in lodge.

Max. altitude

Soti Kholam

Accomodation

730

Meals

BLD

Trek from Soti Khola to Machha Khola (890m.) takes about 4 and half hours. The zigzag path passes through forest, villages, streams, pretty waterfalls and green valley until you reach Lapu Besi. This is a village mainly covered by Bhotia inhabitants. Now you again traverse the zigzag path to reach Machha Khola. There is a small market with a few shops and lodges. Stay overnight in lodge.

Max. altitude

890m

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

BLD

Trek from Machha Khola to Jagat (1350m.) takes about six hours. You cross the Machha Khola [Fish Stream] and head upstream to the tiny village of Khola Bensi and the hot springs at Tatopani. The trail is quite exposed and challenging in places. After a short section of forest path you reach the single teahouse at Doban. At Lauri, you cross the river on a suspension bridge, and then climb on a high path to the fields of Jagat, where you camp. Stay overnight in lodge.

Max. altitude

1350m

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

BLD

Trek from Jagat to Deng (1860m.) takes about 7 and half hours. You trek over a flat leveled path mostly through forest of pine, rhododendron and others. While walking, you cross a few bridges and can see villages at a far distance. You cross a suspension bridge over Budhi Gandaki before you enter Philim. Philim is a big village mainly inhabited by the Gurungs. Trek from Philim to Deng (1860m). 

From Deng, you can enjoy a pretty waterfall nearby. Deng is famous for its potatoes, buck wheat, barley, wheat, cabbage, spinach as people are mostly involved in agriculture in this area. Stay overnight in lodge.

Max. altitude

1860m

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

BLD

Trek from Deng to Namrung (2630m.) takes about five hours. In the beginning, you trek almost a flat leveled path and then the trail moves uphill all the way to Namrung through forest. Stay overnight in lodge.

Max. altitude

2630m

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

BLD

Trek from Namrung to Lho Gaon (3180m.) takes about four hours. You trek over a winding path moves through the inner Himalayan range. On the way, you can enjoy mountain views of Rupinala pass, Mt. Manaslu, Gorkha Himal, Dwijen Himal, Saula Himal, Lajing peak, and many other snow capped mountains and peaks. As you go up the vegetation decreases. You come across Mani walls, Chortens, prayer flags and monasteries. You can catch panoramic views of Mt. Manaslu, Gorkha Himal, Dwijen Himal, Saula Himal, Lajing peak and others from Lho Gaon. Stay overnight in lodge.

Max. altitude

3180m

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

BLD

Trek from Lho Gaon to Sama Gaon (3520m.) takes about four hours. You follow the right bank of the river, with views of Peak 29 ahead. As you continue on the main trail you soon reach the fields of Sama Gaon, 3500m. Stay overnight in lodge.

Max. altitude

3520m

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

BLD

This is a day for rest at Sama Gaon to give you some acclimatization. You can hike to Manaslu Base Camp for excellent views of Samdo (Pang phuchuli), Nagdi chuli, Simnang Himal, Manaslu glacier and Manaslu ice fall. Birendra Kunda is an ice lake nearby the Manaslu Base Camp. Stay overnight in lodge.

Max. altitude

3520m

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

BLD

Trek from Sama Gaon to Manaslu Base Camp. (4400m) takes about 4 hours. Stay overnight at camp.

Max. altitude

4400m

Accomodation

Camp

Meals

BLD

Climbing Period Mt. Manaslu (Base Camp - Summit of 8163 m. -Base Camp). Stay all overnights at camp.

Max. altitude

8163m

Accomodation

Camp

Meals

BLD

Garbage collection and Base Camp clean up day. Stay overnight at camp.

Max. altitude

4400m

Accomodation

Camp

Meals

BLD

Trek back to Sama Gaon. Today is a farewell day for Base Camp staffs. Stay overnight at lodge.

Max. altitude

3520m

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

BLD

Trek from Sama Gaon to Ghap (2380m.) takes about 6 hours. Stay overnight at lodge.

Max. altitude

2380m

Accomodation

Lodge

Trek from Ghap to Philim (1570m.) takes about 6 hours. Stay overnight at lodge.

Max. altitude

1570m

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

BLD

Trek from Philim to Khorlabeshi (930m.) takes 6 hours on a completely descending path. You leave the cultivated region around Philim as you descend along the path that follows the banks of the Budhi Gandaki River. At Tatopani you can relax in the warm and rejuvenating waters of the hot spring. Stay overnight at lodge. 

Max. altitude

930m

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

BLD

Trek from Khorlabeshi to Soti Khola (730m.) takes 6 hours. This day you pass through some villages. You can enjoy the pristine beauty of the waterfalls on both sides of the river. Stay overnight at lodge.

Max. altitude

730m

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

BLD

After breakfast you start today’s journey back to Kathmandu that takes around 7 hrs to reach Kathmandu. Your drive includes great views of green hills, rivers, villages and forests. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu. 

Max. altitude

1400m

Accomodation

Hotel

Meals

Breakfast

Free day in Kathmandu for shopping and recreation. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Max. altitude

1400m

Accomodation

Hotel

Meals

Breakfast

As per your flight schedule, our airport representative will transfer you from your hotel to the airport for your final departure.

Max. altitude

1400m

Meals

Breakfast
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Includes

    a) Kathmandu

    Pick-up and drop-off service
    All airport pick-up and drop-off services by private vehicle

    Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu
    5 night hotel accommodation with breakfast

    Sightseeing in Kathmandu 
    One full day city sightseeing in and around Kathmandu valley with private A/C vehicle and English speaking tour guide including entrance fees

    Farewell Dinner 
    Farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on the last evening 

    Souvenir 


    b) Trekking/Climbing 

    Land transportation
    Drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola and from Arughat Bazar to Kathmandu by 4 –WD Jeep 

    All permits
    Expedition Royalty and permit of Nepal Government to climb Mt. Manaslu, Restricted area permit for Manaslu region, Entry Permits for Manaslu Conservation Area and TIMS card 

    Porters
    Porter per member up to Base Camp from Soti Khola and from Base Camp to Arughat

    Base Camp Staffs
     Experienced and well-trained Base Camp Cook & kitchen helpers as per group size

    Staff Salary and allowance
    All involved Nepalese staffs & porter’s daily wages, salary, equipment, foods & clothing 

    Insurance
    Medical & Emergency rescue insurance for all involved Nepalese staffs during the entire trip as per government rule 

    Liaison Officer
    1 Government Liaison officer with full equipment, salary, accommodation and insurance as per government rule 

    Garbage Management Fee
    Garbage transfer & garbage disposal fees as per government rule

    Base Camp equipment
    Foam mattresses and pillow per member, 1 Dinning tent, 1 Kitchen tent, 1 Communication tent, 1 Toilet & 1 Shower tents, 1 Staffs tent, 1 tent for Nepalese Base Camp staffs, store tents, Tables, chairs & necessary cooking gears like Epi gas, high pots, stove, etc.  

    High Camp services
    High altitude tents at (C1) (C2) (C3) (C4), high altitude appropriate food for member, Sherpa and all climbing and cooking crews 

    Ropes
    All required fixed and dynamic rope during the climbing

    Rope Fixing Team 
    The team of experienced Sherpa will fix the route on Manaslu (no extra charge will be applied to members)

    High Altitude Climbing Sherpa
    Personal climbing guide/Sherpa (1 climbing member will have 1 climbing guide who is trained, experienced and Government license holder)
     
    Climbing Sherpa Salary & Allowance
    Salary, equipment, meals and clothing for climbing guide

    Bonus
    Carry bonus of Sherpas and route fixing charges 

    Oxygen (O2) Bottle
    2 oxygen bottles (4 ltrs.) for each member and 1- oxygen bottle for each high-altitude Sherpa

    Oxygen Mask & Regulator
    1 Set of Oxygen mask & regulator for each member and high altitude Sherpa

    Back up Sets
    Back up Oxygen Cylinder, mask and regulator (with appropriate additional charge) 

    Gamow Bag
    1 Rescued sled (Gamow bag) for emergency

    Heater
    Heater at Base Camp in each Dining and other necessary camp

    Solar/Generator
    1 Solar panel and generator for lights and battery charge for laptop and other electronic devices at Base Camp  

    Satellite Phone 
    Satellite Phone for emergency communication available for members with appropriate charge 

    Walkie-Talkie
    Walkie –Talkie for communication from Base Camp to Mountain and Mountain to Base Camp

    Permits
    Satellite Phone / walkie-talkie permits

    Internet Service
    Internet facility (1 Mbps) will be available at the Base Camp with additional charge

    First Aid Kit
    Comprehensive Medical kit for members and staffs

    Certificate
    Certificate for Manaslu (8163 meters) climbing issued by Tourism Ministry after climbing Mt. Manaslu successfully

    Tax and VAT
    Tax, VAT and our service charge

Doesn't Include

    Lunch & Dinner
    Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (also in case of early return from trekking / expedition than the scheduled itinerary)

    Extra night in Kathmandu
    Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu (even in case of early arrival or late departure, early return from trekking / expedition due to any reason than the scheduled itinerary)

    Travel Insurance 
    Medical and personal high risk travel insurance which should cover helicopter evacuation cost and medical treatment cost incase required

    Rescue Evacuation
    Medical and emergency rescue evacuation cost if required (Rescue, Repatriation, Helicopter, Medication, Medical Tests and Hospitalization costs)

    Personal Expenses
    Telephone calls, internet, toiletries, battery recharge, hot shower, laundry, soft drinks, beers and any alcoholic beverages (However we will provide soft drinks for members at base camp)

    Personal Equipment
    Clothing, packing items or bags, personal medical kit, personal trekking /climbing Gears

    Toiletries
    Soaps, shampoos, toilet and tissue papers, toothpaste, and your other personal items used to keep yourself clean 

    Filming
    Permit fee for special filming by using camera or drone 

    Internet
    Internet service is available with extra charge during the trek and Base Camp  

    Summit Bonus
    Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa (Normally US$1200 applies to full board member)

    Tips
    Tips for Base Camp and other involved staffs

    Service Above Base Camp
    If you are taking just Base Camp services, then there will be zero service from company above base camp 

    Rope Fixing
    The cost for using fixed rope during the expedition will apply to base camp service users 

    Extra services 
    Any other services or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary

Equipment List

Mountaineering Equipment
Crampons, Ice axe, Helmet, Harness, Lock and unlock Carabineers, Shovel, Climbing pack, Rope, Ski poles, Desender/abseil device, Jummer (Asender), Tapes, Prusik Loops, Rappel device, Hand Warmer (if possible)

Clothing and Wears
Trekking shoes with spare laces, Mountaineering Boots, Plastic or leather for mountaineering boots, Gore-Tex pants, Long shorts, Insulated Parka, Jumper, Waterproof Jackets, Down Jacket, Fleece Vest, Wool cap, Neck Gaiter, Gloves, Climbing Socks, Thermal Underwear, Sandals, Snow Goggle

Essential Gears
Backpack, Duffle bag, Sleeping Bag, sleeping pad, Tents

Gadgets
Map, Compass, Camera, GPS, Two way radios, Binoculars, Head Lamp, Flashlight

Sun Protection Items
Sun glasses, sun scream, Lip balm,

Medical
First aid Kit (Brufen / Ibuprofens, Antibiotic, Diamox, Paracetamol, Handy Plaster, Crack Bandage, Tincture Iodine, etc.)

Other Essentials
Energy Bars, Water bottle, Water Purification Tablets, Toiletries, Trekking poles, Pocket knife, raincoat, Satellite Phone, Altimeter

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