Manaslu Expedition


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You need to be in excellent physical condition: be ready to walk or climb more than 10 hours a day. You may be subjected to face extreme weather and high altitude. The terrain will be very rock and icy and remote. Technical climbing equipment is required.

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View Nepal Treks proudly presents Mt. Manaslu Expedition on world 8th highest peaks at 8,163m / 26,781 ft. high. The mountain first explored and climbed by Japanese Expeditions in early May 09th, 1956 by Toshio Imanishi and Gyalzen Norbu Sherpa. Manaslu region situated in central Nepal was opened to western adventures in 1991 but the Mountain itself had been open for the Mountaineering Expeditions from 1950’s till today. The pioneer headed by H.W. Tilman trekked this region in 1950.

Mt. Manaslu was also known as Kutang in Tibetan and the local language, and the word Manaslu derived from Sanskrit “Manas” meaning ‘spirit of the mountain or the soul’ (like the Lake Manasarover in Kailash, Tibet). Located east from the Annapurna and west from Ganesh and Langtang Himal, the area is still restricted to a limited number of trekkers and it has to be through a proper trekking organization.

This region is spectacular with beautiful landscapes culturally fascinating. The locals of this upper area are of Tibetan origin and for the native trader, it is just a day walk to Tibet frontier. Our Mt. Manaslu Expedition designed with proper planning, enough rest days for acclimatization and climbing practices before the final ascent to the summit of Mt. Manaslu with the full support of View Nepal expert guides and staff.

At Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport on arrival, received by View Nepal Treks staff and guide and then transfer to your hotels in Kathmandu city. After getting refreshed from jet lag, View Nepal guide / leader will brief on Manaslu Expeditions, trekking, including hotels, lodge on route with evening welcome dinner in a nice Nepalese restaurant.

Meal

Dinner

Accomodation

Hotel/Lodge

Altitude

1,400 m

In Kathmandu with full day guided sightseeing tour around places of places of interest, as Kathmandu valley steeped with historical monuments all listed as World Heritage Sites, an opportunity to gain knowledge of Nepali cultures and traditions.

Meal

Breakfast

Accomodation

Hotel/Lodge

Altitude

1,400 m

These two days you will be fully engrossed with preparation for Manaslu Expeditions and other related activities, includes final briefing and orientation program on trek and climb and knowing each member of the team including guides and other staff. We have reserved two days to provide enough time for packing and buying extra gears or shopping for the expeditions. View Nepal office and field staff along with the leader of the team will use this day to obtain permits and necessary documentation for the climb of Mt. Manaslu.

Meal

Breakfast

Accomodation

Hotel/Lodge

Altitude

1,400 m

Starting this wonderful journey to Manaslu Himal taking a morning drive on the main road for few hours, and then over Trisuli River to reach at Dhading Besi, a hill town, from here on the dirt / rough road to Arughat Bazaar. From here transfer to another vehicle taking a rough drive on dirt road to Soti Khola passing several villages and farm areas, with views of Mt. Manaslu driving ups and downs till Soti Khola is reached for an overnight stop.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

730 m

From this village, the first-day walk starts on a good trail following Buri Gandaki River, passing farm land and villages, and then crossing a bridge over Nuali khola with nice views of waterfalls. The walk leads on neat stone steps with another bridge to cross to reach Machha-Khola for overnight stop, this village named as Machha- Khola which means a Fish streams.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

930 m

Morning walk follows Buri-Gandaki River upstream, to Khorla Beshi a small farm village from here on winding trail to Tatopani “Hot Spring”. At Tatopani time permitting enjoy the refreshing hot bathe, after a fine stop walk carries on passing Dovan and Yaruphant villages, following Buri Gandaki River to Jagat village after crossing a short suspension bridge. Jagat a nice village with lodge, shops, and stores that make this village important for travelers to stop for overnight.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

1,410m

From Jagat continue walk to higher area still following Buri Gandkai River, coming across small farm village of Sidibas Bazaar, a lovely neat village with rest here a short climb and downhill to cross a suspension bridge to reach at Nagjet. From here climb up to Philim, this is quite a large village with scattered farm houses, after Philim trek onwards through farm terraces of golden fields of wheat’s and barley, then climb a rocky ridge top into bamboo forest to our overnight stop at Dyang village.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

1,800 m

After Dyang onward heading to more cooler climate into alpine zone, morning walk continue with descend to a river reaching at Bihi Bazaar. A small village near river side, villages from here higher up with more Tibetan culture of Buddhist religions, walk leads on gradual trail with few short ups and downs till Ghap village for overnight stop.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

2,160 m

Morning from Ghap village walk along Budhi Gandaki River, crossing the river through scattered small farm villages and cultivated farm fields of barley, wheat and millets, and then to Numrung village with of Mt. Manaslu North Face, from here continue walk passing villages of Banjham, Lhi and Sho, gaining much altitude with an hour up to Shrip village, from here few hours walk to Lo Bazaar for overnight stop in a nice lodge with local hospitality.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

3,180 m

After Lo village, feel the altitude with cool temperature, from here onward tree lines disappears for few short juniper bushes and some Willow and Juniper trees, walk on a nice trail with views of snowcapped peaks and finally reaching a large village of Samagaon for two overnight stops, situated on route Manaslu base camp and Larkya-la.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

3,530 m

A necessary rest day for acclimatization before heading higher area and towards Manaslu base camp, on this leisure day explore interesting Samagaon village of typical Tibetan culture and custom, this village lies on the old caravan trade route of Nepal and Tibet.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Camping

Altitude

3,530 m

After a fine rest day at Samagaon, morning walk leads to gradual climb towards Manaslu Base Camp, as paths meanders on a winding track towards south. As the walk progress with rapid gain in altitude with view of massive range of Manaslu and adjoining peaks, then reaching to our destination at the foot of Mt. Manaslu on a large summer pasture area, where our base camp will be set for the climb.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

4,400m

A necessary rest day for acclimatization and preparations to reach the summit of Mt. Manaslu, here our guide and leader will provide final briefing regarding the climb and technique skill required for the climb.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

4,400m

From base camp walk and cross a high plateau and then skirt around a ridge of lateral moraine heading towards at the foot of Mt. Manaslu, then after 4 hours of good walk with steep climb reaching high areas where a suitable camp site is located to set our Advance Camp.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Camping

Altitude

5,980m

From ABC with final preparation to Manaslu summit after much preparation, where our expedition leader will control the daily routine of the expedition, normally establish camp I, at 5,260 meters and camp II, at above 5,600 m before returning to Advance Base Camp for rest. You might find it odd on losing altitude at Camp I and II after ABC as the walk and climb leads to up and down this will make acclimatization better for the climb. Our team of climbing Sherpa will establish camp III, at above 6,700 meters with members sleeping only one night at this top camp before heading to the summit top. From Advance Base Camp walk and climb through moraine covered glacier with climb and short descend to Camp I at 5,260 meters. If there’s no snow a steep path leads up to an interminable scree slope which will be much support for the climb.
he camp is located on a broad snow field at the foot of the ridge leading up to a serac barrier which is one of the few technical sections on route. At about 7,500 meters the ridge is blocked by a line of ice cliffs here fixing ropes and snow bars. Normally we will have one rope for the ascent and another for descent on this pitch, which is about 60 meters high. This is the toughest part of the climb but with less difficulty, high above the serac climb out onto a plateau cut by huge crevasses, a winding path between to pitch Camp II at about 5,600 meters. Above Camp II broad snow slopes lead more easily to Camp III at 6,700 meters. This is the highest camp and make the summit bid from here. Summit day as always involves an early start. Depending on snow conditions might encounter some easy scrambling as the climb gets in progress making way up and across the low angled South West Face.
The top of the summit a small plateau offering views of Annapurna-Lamjung and Ganesh Himal with adjoining peaks of Manaslu range Baudha and Himal Chuli. Normally it is possible to descend from the summit all the way to advance base camp on the same day. This will depend on snow conditions and members fitness. 20 days for climb from ABC as the climb follows moraine towards the summit of Mt. Manaslu at 8,163m / 26,781 ft. After an incredible adventure and overwhelming experience descend back safely towards Base Camp using few camps on long descend.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Camping

Altitude

5,980 to 8,163m

View Nepal Treks for your success, reserves an extra 2 days as contingency in case of bad and unfavorable weather condition, or to adjust this day to maintain itinerary days taking care of client’s fitness as well. If this day not used and if all goes well according to our standard itinerary our guide / leader will use this extra day on return trek to Samagaon and on route to Arughat or Soti-Khola, making short day as you enjoy walks with views on route trekking.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

5,980m

After an adventurous and challenging climb return back to Base Camp. On this day all climbing party and member including guide and staff should have reached at base camp, to assist packing equipments and checking each member health condition after the great classic climb and to organize departure from Manaslu base camp to Kathmandu. Everything will be packed into the expedition drums for the return journey to Kathmandu. If the road is in good condition it is sometimes possible to go to Kathmandu in one day from the Base Camp. More likely though, we might journey back across Manaslu valley enjoying its interesting culture.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

4,400m

After a pleasant stop at Jhinu, morning walks continues on downhill trail to another New Bridge (Nayapul) by Modi River, after the bridge a gradual walk and short climb to reach at Landruk village, and through terraced farm fields and villages reaching cool forested area, a short climb to Deurali ridge at 2,150 m. After Deurali a nice pleasant walk leads to Pothana with grand views of Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Manaslu including views of Fish Tail peak.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

4,400 m

All the Expeditions should be here by now to pack and ferry the load to the road head and to clean the base camp as it was before. Start packing the climbing gears and disposing garbage in proper sites, where our leader-Government Liaison Officer will check the camp and depositing the litter to take away from the base camp to proper disposal sites or back to Kathmandu. Prepare everything for an early departure the next morning.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House /Lodge

Altitude

4,400 m

After a successful climb of Manaslu and cleaning up the base camp, return trek to Samagaon walking back on route Birendra Tal a glacial lake at an altitude of 3,450 m. From here another two hours walk reaches back at Samagaon for an overnight stop in the comfort of nice lodge.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

3,450 m

Retrace the journey back to Soti-Khola on downhill route reaching back into warm and semi-tropical area passing interesting villages of Philim and other farm areas of well-tended terraces and enjoying hot spring of Tatopani on route Soti-Khola.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Tea House/Lodge

Altitude

3,450 m

After all the packing and reloading the gear in the Truck and Bus return journey is made through Dhading Besi as it is more accessible and shorter reaching Kathmandu on time.

Meal

Breakfast and Lunch

Accomodation

Hotel/Lodge

Altitude

1,400 m

A spare day in Kathmandu in case delay on climbing due to weather or technical problem, if all runs well have a free day or sightseeing tour of Kathmandu-Patan and Bhaktapur. We have allowed two days after the expeditions as reserve day and as well to submit expeditions report to concern Nepal Government Department regarding the climb and activities of the expeditions.

Meal

Breakfast

Accomodation

Hotel

Altitude

1,400 m

Today, your last day in amazing Nepal with great experience and fond memories of Mt. Annapurna I Expeditions, as per your time for international flight, View Nepal staff transfer you to airport for your final departure homeward bound or to your next destinations.

Meal

B-L-D

Accomodation

Hotel

Altitude

1,400 m

What is Included ?

    • All arrival and departure transportation airport / hotel / airport.
    • Three Star (Tourist Standard) hotel in Kathmandu with bed / breakfast basis.
    • Certified Sherpa climbing guide for climbing
    • A guide who can speak English and government licensed.
    • Porter (2 clients: 1 porter).
    • Food in Trekking (B-L-D).
    • Lodge accommodation during trekking.
    • Applicable TIMS (Trekking Information Management Systems) card.
    • Climbing permit for the peak
    • ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) permit.
    • Necessary camping equipment like dining tent. clients tent, toilet tent, kitchen utensils etc.
    • Service of trekking and climbing guide, porters, cook their daily wages-medical insurance, meals, and transportation allowance.
    • Transportation to Besisahar/Pokhara and back to Kathmandu with bus transfer before and after the trip.
    • Welcome or Farewell dinner in Kathmandu at authentic Nepalese restaurant with cultural programs.

What is Excluded?

    • Nepal Visa-International airfare-personal travel / medical insurance.
    • Nepal Visa-International airfare-personal travel / medical insurance.
    • Emergency evacuation by any means of transportation including Heli services and personal medical kit.
    • Tips for guide and porter.
    • Early return from the trip due to personal / medical problem in this case clients should bear his / her own expenses on return from trek and in Kathmandu including expenses of accompanying guide / porters.

The given cost are per person and exclude international flights. Given below are the departure dates available for online booking. If the given date is not favorable then please contact us and we will happily customize your trip on dates more appropriate for you. We also organizes trips on small groups, so we recommend you to reserve a seat for yourself by booking with us right away. Hurry! The adventure awaits you.

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