Manaslu Expedition

Manaslu Expedition

North-West Ridge

44 Days Price Start From: 16,700

Trip Overview

Manaslu Expedition like Cho Oyu, is good to test extreme high altitude climbing in Nepal, before taking on the Everest challenge. Manaslu (8156m) standing as a relatively isolated 8000m peak in Nepal’s central mountain region is the world’s 8th highest mountain.

Manaslu Expedition 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.

Manaslu Expedition begins as a true adventure by trekking from the village of Arughat, which at an altitude of only 530m is subtropical! It closely follows the trail to Budhi Gandaki river, weaving through Gurung farming villages, bamboo forests and countless waterfalls during summer, before climbing steeply into high alpine Bhotia villages, inhabited by Tibetan descendents.

The Manaslu Expedition will summit Manaslu via the North-West ridge by placing four high camps above base camp. Manaslu Expedition’s most technical section lies 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.

Trip Highlight

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

Trip Grading

Food & Drinks

Trip Itinenary

Day1(28 August)
Arrive in Kathmandu

Arrive in Kathmandu

Day 2(29 August)
In Kathmandu (Preparation)

In Kathmandu (Preparation)

Day 3(30 August)
Drive to Arughat

Drive to Arughat

Day 4(31 August)
Trek to Liding

Trek to Liding

Day 5(1 September)
Trek to Machha khola

Trek to Machha khola

Day 6(2 September)
Trek to Dohban

Trek to Dohban

Day 7(3 September)
Trek to Philim

Trek to Philim

Day 8(4 September)
Trek to Deng

Trek to Deng

Day 9(5 September)
Trek to Namrung

Trek to Namrung

Day 10(6 September)
Trek to Sama gaon

Trek to Sama gaon

Day 11-12(7/8 September)
Acclimatisation in Sama gaon

Acclimatisation in Sama gaon

Day 13(9 September)
Trek to Manaslu base camp

Trek to Manaslu base camp

Day 14-16(10/12 September)
Acclimatisation and puja in base camp

Acclimatisation and puja in base camp

Day 17-27(13/23 September)
Rotations to Camp 1-3

Rotations to Camp 1-3

Day 28-30(24/26 September)
Rest in base camp

Rest in base camp

Day 31-39(27/6 October)
Summit Manalsu

Summit Manalsu

Day 40-41(7/8 October)
Pack up base camp and trek to Sama gaon

Pack up base camp and trek to Sama gaon

Day 42-43(9/10 October)
Helicopter to Kathmandu and in Kathmandu

Helicopter to Kathmandu and in Kathmandu

Day 44(11 October)
Depart Kathmandu

Depart Kathmandu

Inclusions & Details

Cost Inclusion

  • 4 nights Kathmandu accommodation,
  • airport transfer to hotel and welcome dinner,
  • all necessary climbing and trekking permits,
  • experienced expedition leader and base camp manager,
  • government liaison officer,
  • transport to Arughat and helicopter from Sama gaon,
  • all meals and accommodation during trek to base camp and return,
  • porter service to carry unlimited personal gear to base camp,
  • fully serviced powered base camp (including personal tent,
  • heated dining tent and communication tent,
  • full satellite communication system (pay per use),
  • all meals/snacks and hot showers),
  • ICOM 2-way radio system for all guides to communicate between camps,
  • team of Sherpa climbing guides to set up and stock all higher camps,
  • Sherpa guides to carry personal gear to higher camps,
  • all meals and tents above base camp,
  • High Sherpa climbing guide:Client ratio on summit day,
  • maximum oxygen allowance with the TopOut delivery system (allows multiple summit attempts),
  • extensive high altitude wilderness first aid kit,
  • porters to carry group equipment,
  • all group climbing equipment,
  • all other charges for route fixing and expedition duffels.

Trip Note

Note: Himalayan Ascent can also provide a base camp only service – please contact us to discuss your needs.

Cost Exclusion

  • international flights to Kathmandu, tips and summit bonuses for Sherpa guides,
  • tourist visa fees,
  • meals in Kathmandu (USD 10-15 per meal),
  • aerated and alcoholic beverages,
  • personal items (e.g. phone calls, laundry),
  • travel insurance (including early departure and mountain search/rescue) and personal climbing gear.

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