Mount Manaslu Expedition

Trip Highlights

50days

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4 to 5 hours

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Manaslu also known as “Kutang” is the eighth highest mountain in the world. It is located in the Mansiri Himal, part of the Nepalese Himalayas west-central part of Nepal. Work Manaslu means “Mountain of the Spirit”. The Manaslu’s long ridges and valley glaciers provide feasible approaches from all directions culminating in a peak that towers steeply above its surrounding landscape. At least there are six different routes to climb Manaslu, of which the south face is the toughest in climbing history. Manaslu was first climbed on May 9, 1956 by Toshio Imanishi and Gyalzen Norbu, members of a Japanese expedition. It is said that just as the British consider Everest as their mountain, Manaslu has always been a Japanese mountain. 

  • DAY 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu
  • DAY 02 : Expedition document application, Preparation, briefing for Expedition
  • DAY 03 : DRIVE TO AARUGHAT BY PRIVATE VEHICLE. 
  • DAY 04 : Trek to Soti Khola (775m) 6 hrs.
  • DAY 05 : Trek to Machha Khola (900m) 5-6 hrs.
  • DAY 06 : Trek to Jagat (1340m) 6 hrs. 
  • DAY 07 : Trek to Ngyak (2310m) 6 hrs. 
  • DAY 08 : Trek to Ghap (2100m) 6 hrs. 
  • DAY 09 : Trek to Lho (3200m) 6rs. 
  • DAY 10 : Trek to Sama Village or Gaon (3500m) 6 hrs. 
  • DAY 11 : Rest day at Sama Gaon for acclimatization
  • DAY 12 : Trek Sama Gaon to Manaslu Base Camp
  • DAY 13-42 :CLIMBING PERIOD OF MANASLU EXPEDITION (8163M)
  • DAY 43: Trek Base camp to Sama village
  • DAY 44: Trek to Namrung village
  • DAY 45: Trek to Philim village
  • DAY 46: Trek to Machha khola
  • DAY 47 : Trek to Arughat
  • DAY 48 : DRIVE BACK TO KATHMANDU
  • DAY 49 : Rest in Kathmandu
  • DAY 50 : Expedition ends, farewell and departure
  • All airport/hotel/airport transfers
  • 5 nights hotel (5 star, Annapurna or similar) in Kathmandu, bb plan
  • Accommodation in Tibet on full board basis (breakfast, lunch & dinner).
  • Manaslu expedition permit, conservation fee and all permit
  • 50 Kg Expedition equipment luggage or barrel per climber is allowed till ABC
  • Necessary yaks for carrying equipment & loads
  • Food and fuels in the base camp for whole period
  • 1 tent per climber of North face or similar for Base Camp
  • Dining, Kitchen, Store tent, mattress and all camping facilities needed in BC
  • Experienced and professional staff at BC : Base camp manager, cook, kitchen boy
  • Liaisons officer and interpreter service
  • Equipment allowance, wages, life, medical & life, medical & rescue insurance for all Nepali members.
  • Emergency oxygen, mask & regulator at ABC (use and pay)
  • Immediate Rescue co-ordination (covered by your travel insurance)
  • Group climbing equipment such as fixed rope, snow bar, ice screw etc.
  • Generator or solar panel for charging & lighting in Base camp
  • Gamow bag (Life saving device in case of altitude sickness) provided
  • Satellite phone on pay call basis (1min = $ 3)
  • Garbage deposit fee
  • Visa Extension fee
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • Agency service charge
 
 
  • International flight ticket, taxes and visas
  • Lunch & dinner, hotel after 5 nights in Kathmandu
  • Personal trekking & climbing equipment
  • All expenses of personal nature like bar bills, laundry, telephone etc.
  • Insurance for travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation & lost baggage.
  • Applicable permit fee & custom fee for SAT phone, filming camera, communications – equipment (if brought)
  • Extra yak charge
  • Climbing Bonus & summit bonus for climbing Sherpa (if you use Sherpa), Tips for Base Camp Staff
  • Climbing Bonus & Summit bonus for climbing Sherpa (if you use Sherpa) : Camp 8300m. = USD 1000 & over 8300m. to summit = USD 500 = 1500 USD extra payable for climbing Sherpa on the spot.
  • All not mentioned in cost include part

DAY 01 ARRIVE IN KATHMANDU (1320M)
Arrival in Kathmandu. You’ll meet Ramdung Expedition representative displaying your name at airport and you’ll be escort upto the hotel. After check in, you can either take a rest, hang around in the city, visit our office; it all depends upon your interests and condition. In the evening we will organize a “Welcome Dinner” at an excellent traditional Nepalese Restaurant where you will enjoy a Nepalese cultural program as well as a fine meal. O/N Hotel, Dinner (D)

DAY 02 : EXPEDITION DOCUMENT APPLICATION, PREPARATION, BRIEFING FOR EXPEDITION
These day we are busy for briefing about expedition, documentation, visa application, last minute shopping and preparation for departure to expedition. We’ll also introduce to our Nepali crew coming with you for expedition. Hotel. BLD

DAY 03 : DRIVE TO AARUGHAT BY PRIVATE VEHICLE.
Your Trekking staff will come at your Hotel in the early morning at around 8.00 am to pick you up, from there we’ll have an 6-7 hour depending upon road condition driving journey to Arughat. O/N Tea house (B,L,D)

DAY 04 : TREK TO SOTI KHOLA (775M) 6 HRS.
After the morning breakfast, we’ll start our journey following the Budhi Gandaki River toward its point of origin. We’ll be passing the village of Morder and Simre to reach at Arkhat River. Then we ascend slowly towards Kyoropani. Camp today nears the confluence of Seti River – an ideal place to take a fresh water bath and clean the cloths. O/N Camping (B,L,D)

DAY 05 : TREK TO MACHHA KHOLA (900M) 5-6 HRS.
The trail star descending slowly until you climb again to mountain ridge to Almara. Then Pass forest trail to arrive at the village called Riden Gaon. The valley here cuts into another side of the river to enter Budhi Gandaki. Then at Lambesi, the trail follows down to the sandy river bed of Budhi Gandaki. O/N Camping (B,L,D)

DAY 06 : TREK TO JAGAT (1340M) 6 HRS.
After crossing Machha River and Khrola besi, there is a hot spring called “Tatopani”. The trail follows forested area after towards Dovan. Below Dovan, there is a huge rapid at Budhi Gandaki. As the elevation increases, the rapids and the scenery undergoes a complete transformation. At Jagat, there is a police check-post where your trekking permit will be checked by the official and we stay overnight at Jagat.
O/N Camping (B,L,D)

DAY 07: TREK TO NGYAK (2310M) 6 HRS.
After ascending to a terraced hill of Saguleri and view of Sringi Himal (7177 m) can be seen from very near. Then we continue towards Sirish Gaon, Gandaki valley narrows from herewith soaring precipitous walls. O/N Camping (B,L,D)

DAY 08 : TREK TO GHAP (2100M) 6 HRS.
We’ll be following the trail upstream of Deng River – a tiny village of 4 houses. We walk through a newly built rock tunnel from here, thus avoiding the traditional steep climb. At Ghap, the Tibetan culture begins with Mani stones and Chortens all around.
O/N Camping (B,L,D)

DAY 09 : TREK TO LHO (3200M) 6RS.
After crossing the wooden bridge over the river Budhi Gandaki, we follow the path lined with houses that are interspersed with cultivated fields. At Namru, there is a police check post and again our permit and belonging will be checked if necessary. After Namru, across the Hinan river originating from Linda Glacier and continue on to Sho astonishing view of Naike peak, Manaslu north (7,774m) and Manaslu (8,150m) which are clearly visible if weather is clear. O/N Camping (B,L,D)

DAY 10 : TREK TO SAMA VILLAGE OR GAON (3500M) 6 HRS.
Walking along with upper reaches of Lho, with the view of snowy peaks Manaslu ahead of us, we pass the new gompa then ascend through light forests next to a small river to reach the Tibetan settlement village called Shyla, where the villagers are often out in their fields. Another few hours of trekking through classic alpine scenery leads us past Tibet grazing settlements, the train to Pung Gyan Gompa, and then Sama Gaon, or Ro, as the locals call it as. Sama Gaon sits in a bowl at the foot of the pastures leading to the high peaks, with mani walls, a small gompa and tightly packed rows of houses at the lower reaches of village, and the large gompa at the upper reaches. The people settled here from Tibet over 500 years ago, and the two gompas date from this time presents till today, both having unique architecture and built of pure wood. The Tibetan villages here have entrance gates which are very distinctive from the Tibetan ones, and they maintain an active trade with their co-religionists in Tibet (notice the Chinese brandy and beer on sale). If the weather is good, you will see the village women weaving wool (baal) from Tibet into gowns – which are then traded back to Tibet. Taxes were actually paid to the Dzongka Dzong (fortress) at the border of Tibet, a few days walk from Sama Gaon, as late as the 1940’s until it was taken over by the Gorkas in the late 19th century. Later, after 1959, the region was home to Tibetan guerillas, and thus closed to trekking until 1992. At afternoon hike up to the gompa above town, and to wander the streets of the fascinating Sama Gaon village. O/N Camping (B,L,D)

DAY 11 : REST DAY AT SAMA GAON FOR ACCLIMATIZATION
Rest day in Sama Gaon for acclimatization. Visit surrounding area. O/N Camping (B,L,D)

DAY 12 : TREK SAMA GAON TO MANASLU BASE CAMP
Trek for 4-5 hours to reach Manaslu Base Camp from Sama Gaon.

DAY 13-42 :CLIMBING PERIOD OF MANASLU EXPEDITION (8163M)
Climbing period for Manaslu begins now on. We do not provide a day-to-day itinerary for the climb period, as this will be determined by the expedition leader and members. Guides will take a flexible approach based on what fits with climbers’ and their own experience. Typically, the team will spend a few days at the base camp organizing food, practicing rope skills, and acclimatizing before moving above the base camp. From base camp, there will be 4 camps set up until you reach summit. Base camp is in comfortable position on rock and protected from winds. Make sure to acclimatize well before you start climbing higher altitude. Enough time needs to be allowed for bad weather and slow acclimatization.
Summit push will be normally at the mid night. So that team reached at top early in the morning. Catch breathtaking sunrise and surrounding view then get back to base camp before getting affected by heat.
After summiting, withdraw from the mountain removing all equipment and rubbish and taking it back to Base camp.

DAY 43: TREK BASE CAMP TO SAMA VILLAGE
Trek down to Sama Gaon. O/N Camping (B,L,D)

DAY 44: TREK TO NAMRUNG VILLAGE
Trek back to Namrung village. O/N Camping (B,L,D)

DAY 45: TREK TO PHILIM VILLAGE
Trek back to Philim. O/N Camping (B,L,D)

DAY 46: TREK TO MACHHA KHOLA
Trek back to Machha khola. O/N Camping (B,L,D)

DAY 47 : TREK TO ARUGHAT
Trek back to Arughat. O/N hotel (BLD)

DAY 48 : DRIVE BACK TO KATHMANDU
Drive by private vehicle to reach Kathmandu. It takes approximately 6-7 hours.

DAY 49 : REST IN KATHMANDU
Today you’ll have free in Kathmandu. You can have sightseeing in the cultural heritage inside Kathmandu, buy souveniers and thankas to take back home or anything as the day is free and easy. At evening we’ll host farewell-Celebration dinner with local typical cultural experience in Restaurant adjoining our crew that were in the expedition time with you. Overnight at Hotel (BD)

DAY 50 : DEPARTURE TO YOUR COUNTRY
The journey within the mountains of Nepal comes to an end today. At last approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight, a representative from Ramdung Expedition escorts you to the airport. Farewell…(B)

  • Full board climbing option: USD 14000 per person
  • Climbing Sherpa: USD 2500 per person
  • Russian oxygen 4 litters: USD 400 (Re-fill)
  • Mask & Regulator per set: USD 600 (Re-use)
  • 8163 Metre

  • 26,781 Ft

8th highest mountain in the world.

3092 Metre

28°33’00″N, 
84°33’35″E

Nepal

Manaslu Himalaya

In 1956, 9th of May,

  • Toshio Imanishi, Japan

  • Gyaltsen Norbu, Nepali

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