Manaslu Expedition

Manaslu Expedition

North-West Ridge

41 Days, 1st September - 11th October 2021 Price Start From: Enquire for prices

Trip Overview

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

Climbing Manaslu is a largely non-technical climb when compared to other 8000m peaks. However, its avalanche-prone slopes mean that careful climbing is required throughout the expedition.

The Manaslu expedition can be done as a true sea to summit adventure by starting from the village of Arughat, which at an altitude of only 530m is subtropical! It closely follows a trail along the 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. The expedition’s most technical section is 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

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.

Food & Drinks

Trip Itinenary

Day 1
Arrive in Kathmandu

Arrive in Kathmandu

Day 2
In Kathmandu (Preparation)

In Kathmandu (Preparation)

Day 3
Drive to Sothi Khola

Drive to Arughat

Day 4
Trek to Macha Khola

Trek to Liding

Day 5
Trek to Yaru Phant

Trek to Machha khola

Day 6
Trek to Philim

Trek to Dohban

Day 7
Trek to Deng

Trek to Philim

Day 8
Trek to Namrung

Trek to Deng

Day 9
Trek to Lho

Trek to Namrung

Day 10
Trek to Sama gaon

Trek to Sama gaon

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

Acclimatisation in Sama gaon

Day 13
Trek to Manaslu base camp

Trek to Manaslu base camp

Day 14-15
Acclimatisation and puja in base camp

Acclimatisation and puja in base camp

Day 16-23
Rotations to Camp 1-3

Rotations to Camp 1-3

Day 24-25
Rest in base camp

Rest in base camp

Day 26-36
Summit Manalsu

Summit Manalsu

Day 37-38
Pack up base camp and trek to Sama gaon

Pack up base camp and trek to Sama gaon

Day 39-40
Helicopter to Kathmandu and in Kathmandu

Helicopter to Kathmandu and in Kathmandu

Day 41
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
  • Transport to Arughat and helicopter from Sama gaon
  • All meals and accommodation during trek to base camp and return
  • Porter service to carry personal gear to base camp
  • Fully serviced powered base camp (including personal tent, heated dining tent and communication tent)
  • All meals/snacks and hot showers during expedition
  • 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
  • High guide:client ratio on summit day
  • Maximum oxygen allowance with the Summit 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

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

Cost Exclusion

  • International flights to Kathmandu and tourist visa fees
  • Meals in Kathmandu (plan USD 10-15 per meal)
  • Aerated and alcoholic beverages during trek and expedition
  • Personal items (e.g. phone calls, laundry, internet, battery charging)
  • Tips for porters and base camp staff
  • Summit bonuses for Sherpa guides
  • Travel insurance (including early departure and mountain search/rescue)
  • Personal climbing gear

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