Manaslu Expedition


Duration
44 Days - Contact for dates

Starts from
USD 16,700

Elevation
8156m

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Manaslu Expedition

North-West Ridge

Standing as a relatively isolated 8000m peak in Nepal’s central mountain region, Manaslu (8156m) is the world’s 8th highest mountain. Like Cho Oyu, it’s a good mountain to test extreme high altitude climbing before taking on the Everest challenge. Manaslu is largely a non-technical climb when compared to other 8000m peaks, however, its avalanche-prone slopes mean that careful climbing is required throughout the expedition.

You can climb Manaslu as a true sea to summit adventure by trekking in from the village of Arughat, which at an altitude of only 530m is subtropical! The trail to Manaslu closely follows the Budhi Gandaki river, and weaves through Gurung farming villages, bamboo forests and countless waterfalls during summer, before climbing steeply into high alpine Bhotia villages inhabited by Tibetan descendents. This expedition will summit Manaslu via the North-West ridge by placing four high camps above base camp. The most technical section is through the icefall between Camps 1 and 2, with some potential for serac fall in certain conditions. The remainder of the route is relatively straight forward, with increasing steep sections from Camp 3 to the summit.

Technical Grading

You must have extensive climbing skills and a considerable level of experience in the Himalayas to join this expedition, preferably with prior 7000 m expedition experience.

Highlights

  • Summiting the 8th highest mountain in the world
  • Traditional culture of Gurung and Bhotia people
  • Gorge trek through subtropical forests

The Itinerary

Fourty Four days

Day1(28 August): Arrive in Kathmandu
Day 2(29 August): In Kathmandu (Preparation)
Day 3(30 August): Drive to Arughat
Day 4(31 August): Trek to Liding
Day 5(1 September): Trek to Machha khola
Day 6(2 September):Trek to Dohban
Day 7(3 September): Trek to Philim
Day 8(4 September):Trek to Deng
Day 9(5 September): Trek to Namrung
Day 10(6 September): Trek to Sama gaon
Day 11-12(7/8 September):Acclimatisation in Sama gaon
Day 13(9 September): Trek to Manaslu base camp
Day 14-16(10/12 September):Acclimatisation and puja in base camp
Day 17-27(13/23 September): Rotations to Camp 1-3
Day 28-30(24/26 September):Rest in base camp
Day 31-39(27/6 October):Summit Manalsu
Day 40-41(7/8 October):Pack up base camp and trek to Sama gaon
Day 42-43(9/10 October):Helicopter to Kathmandu and in Kathmandu
Day 44(11 October): Depart Kathmandu
Note: Himalayan Ascent can also provide a base camp only service – please contact us to discuss your needs.

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