Manaslu, the eighth highest mountain in the World is a part of the Mansiri Himal in the Nepal Himalayas. The mountain’s long ridges & valley glaciers offer feasible approaches from all directions & culminate in a peak that towers steeply above its surrounding landscape & is a dominant feature when viewed from afar.
This is a full service expedition with a Western Guide-Manager offering the best balance of quality & value. Manaslu has not previously extensively been offered as a commercial peak, however for the autumn season, it is the best alternate.
During this expedition the team will be supported by a 1:2 Sherpa to climber ratio. Team members can travel independently in groups or pairs lower on the mountain & will have Sherpas to accompany them at all times above camp three. All of our Sherpas are +8,000m experienced & all have reached the summit of Manaslu.
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 an expedition shorter. . 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.
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
Day 02: Orientation, training and equipment review at hotel in Kathmandu, shopping day to get missing bits of clothing and equipment followed by group dinner in the evening.
Day 03: Bus to Arughat. Camp in the garden of our lodge for the evening
Day 04: Begin Expedition! Trek to Soti Khola
Day 05: Trek to Machha Khola
Day 06: Trek to Jagat which is the gateway village to the Manaslu Conservation Area. Camp for the evening
Day 07: Trek to Deng
Day 08: Trek to Namrung
Day 09: Trek to Sama Goan, the last village before base camp
Day 10: Acclimatization day at Sama Goan
Day 11: Acclimatization day at Sama Goan
Day 12: Make the short but steep trek to base camp
Day 13- 31: Climbing Period
Day 32: Pack and prepare to depart Base Camp, trek to Sama Goan;
Day 33: Trek to Deng where
Day 34: Trek to Machha Khola
Day 35: Trek to Soti Khola
Day 36: Bus to Kathmandu;
Day 37: Celebration for the successful Expedition. Packing and final shopping in Kathmandu;
Day 38: Departure for home