Manaslu Expedition : Overview

Manaslu (also known as Kutang) is the eighth highest mountain in the world. It is located forty miles east of Annapurna and dominates the Gurkha massif. The mountain's long ridges and valley glaciers offer feasible approaches from all directions, and it culminates in a peak that towers steeply above its surrounding landscape, and is a dominant feature when seen from afar.  This mountain was previously known as Kutan l. 'tang' being the Tibetan word for flat place, thereby describing the mountain's general summit.  The name was later changed to Manaslu, which is derived from the Sanskrit word Manasa and can be roughly translated as Mountain of the Spirit.

The first ascent of this peak was in 1956 by T. Imanishi and Gyalzen Norbu (Japanese expedition).  The peak was not climbed again until 1971 when a Japanese team made the second ascent.  It was not until 1997 that Charlie Mace made the first American ascent.  There are a half dozen established routes on the mountain today, the south face being arguably the toughest in climbing history.  As of 2003, the peak has seen only 240 successful ascents and 52 fatalities, making it the 4th most dangerous 8000m peak, behind Annapurna, Nanga Parbat.

By Land:

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu, transfer hotel
Day 02: Kathmandu,  free day, hotel
Day 03: Kathmandu - Official formalities, hotel
Day 04: Bus: Ktm- Arughat
Day 05: Trek to Soti Khola
Day 06: Trek to Machha Khola
Day 07: Trek to Nero (Yaru Khola/ Jagat)
Day 08: Trek to Philim
Day 09: Trek to Umbale
Day 10: Trek to Namru
Day 11: Trek to Sama Gaon
Day 12: Trek to Manaslu Base Camp
Day 13: Manaslu Base Camp - pooja  ceremony - Preparation
Day 14-45: Climbing period of Manaslu
Day 46: Widraw Manaslu Base camp
Day 47: Base Camp to Samagon
Day 48: Trek to Larkey Pass
Day 49: Trek to Bimdakhati
Day 50: Trek to Tilje
Day 51: Trek to Tal
Day 52: Trek to Syanje
Day 53: Drive to Kathmandu, transfer to hotel
Day 54: Kathmandu free day, hotel
Day 55: Final Departure, transfer to Airport

 

By Heli:

Day 01: Arrival to Kathmandu & Transfer to the Hotel (1,400m)

Day 02: Rest in Kathmandu and briefing and Preparing

Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Sama Gaun (3,541m)

Day 04 – Day 05 Rest Day In Sama Gaouf

Day 06: Trek from Sama Gaun to Manaslu Basecamp (4700m)

Day 07-Day 29 (Climbing Period: Base Camp - Manaslu Summit(8,163m)– Base Camp)

Day 30: Trek from Manaslu Base Camp to Sama Gaun (3,541m)

Day 31: Fly from Sama Gaun to Kathmandu (Transfer to the Hotel)

Day 32: Leisure Day in Kathmandu City

Day 33Transfer to International Airport for final departure

  1. Arrival & Departure: Airport - Hotel transfers – Airport (Pick Up and Drop).
  2. Hotel Accommodation In Kathmandu: 4 nights hotel in Kathmandu on bed & breakfast Basis-Double Room.
  3. Welcome Dinner: One Welcome Dinner in tourist standard restaurant in Kathmandu with Office’s Staffs.
  4. Cargo Clearance: International Air cargo clearance of Member Personal Luggage & Payment of Government taxes in Nepal.
  5. Permit: Expedition Royalty and permit of Nepal Government to climb Mt. Manaslu, National park & TIMS permit, conservation entry fee.   
  6. Liaison Officer: 1 Government Liaison officer with full equipment, salary and accommodation.  
  7. Garbage Management: Stool Shipment Transfer & Garbage Deposit fees.
  8. Insurance: Medical & Emergency rescue Insurance for all involved staffs during the trek and expedition.
  9. Member transportation: 
    1. Land Transportation: Kathmandu – Besisahar - Dharapani and while returning Arughat - Kathmandu (by Jeep, as per itinerary)
    2. By Heli: Kathmandu – Sama Gaun – Kathmandu (by air, as per itinerary)
  10. Expedition Stuffs Transportation: Necessary all equipment Transportation for all Members and Staffs From Kathmandu to Arughat (by jeep) – Arughat to Sama Gaun (by Heli) and to Base camp (by Porters) – While returning: Base camp to Sama Gaun (by porters) – Sama Gaun to Arughat (by Heli) and Arughat to Kathmandu (by Jeep)
  11. Member Luggage: Up to 60 Kg per member for personal baggage during the trek carrying by porters.
  12. Lodging & Fooding: Food 3 meals a day (BDL; including tea and coffee) along with accessible accommodation at Hotel/Lodge/Tea house/Camp during the trek and Basecamp. Well-managed base camp set up for member & Staffs.
  13. Porter: Porters per member up to Base camp from Sama Gaun & Porters return from Base camp to Sama Gaun.
  14. Base Camp Staff:  Experienced and well-trained Base camp Cook & kitchen Helpers as required.
  15. Staff Salary and allowance: All Nepalese staffs & porters daily wages, salary, equipment, foods & clothing.
  16. Base Camp Tent: Each member will have individual Yak Mountain or Kailas tent in Base Camp.
  17. Base Camp equipment: At Base camp: foam mattresses and pillow per member, 1 Dinning Tent, 1 Kitchen Tent, 1 Communication tent, 1 Toilet & 1 Shower Tent, 1 Staffs Tent, 1 Tent for Nepalese base camp staffs, Store tents, Tables & chairs & all necessary cooking gears.
  18. Heater: Heater for base camp in each Dining and other necessary camp.
  19. Solar/Generator/Light: 1 Solar panel or Generator for battery charge and light at base camp for use. 
  20. High Altitude Climbing Sherpa: 1 veteran and Government Licensed per member.
  21. Climbing Sherpa Salary & Allowance: Climbing Sherpa Salary, Equipment, Food And Clothing.
  22. Oxygen Bottle (O2): Poisk O2 cylinder: 3 oxygen bottles (4 ltrs.) for each member and 1 oxygen bottle for each high altitude Sherpa.
  23. Oxygen Mask & Regulator: 1 Set of Summit Oxygen mask for each member and high altitude Sherpa.
  24. High camp service: High Altitude Tent, Necessary cooking EPI gas, cooking pot for member, High food for member and Sherpa including drinks and cooking crew and fixing gear  (C1) (C2) (C3) (C4).
  25. Walkie-Talkie: Walkie –Talkie for communicating from Base Camp to Mountain and Mountain to Base Camp.
  26. Permit: Satellite Phone / walkie-talkie permit for all members and staffs.
  27. Weather Forecast: Weather forecast report from Meteotest, Bern (Switzerland) during the entire expedition. 
  28. Comprehensive Medical kit.
  1. Arrival & Departure: Airport - Hotel transfers – Airport (Pick Up and Drop).
  2. Hotel Accommodation In Kathmandu: 4 nights hotel in Kathmandu on bed & breakfast Basis-Double Room.
  3. Welcome Dinner: One Welcome Dinner in tourist standard restaurant in Kathmandu with Office’s Staffs.
  4. Cargo Clearance: International Air cargo clearance of Member Personal Luggage & Payment of Government taxes in Nepal.
  5. Permit: Expedition Royalty and permit of Nepal Government to climb Mt. Manaslu, National park & TIMS permit, conservation entry fee.  
  6. Liaison Officer: 1 Government Liaison officer with full equipment, salary and accommodation.  
  7. Garbage Management: Stool Shipment Transfer & Garbage Deposit fees.
  8. Insurance: Medical & Emergency rescue Insurance for all involved staffs during the trek and expedition.
  9. Member transportation: 
    1. Land Transportation: Kathmandu – Besisahar - Dharapani and while returning Arughat - Kathmandu (by Jeep, as per itinerary)
    2. By Heli: Kathmandu – Sama Gaun – Kathmandu (by air, as per itinerary)
  10. Expedition Stuffs Transportation: Necessary all equipment Transportation for all Members and Staffs From Kathmandu to Arughat (by jeep) – Arughat to Sama Gaun (by Heli) and to Base camp (by Porters) – While returning: Base camp to Sama Gaun (by porters) – Sama Gaun to Arughat (by Heli) and Arughat to Kathmandu (by Jeep)
  11. Member Luggage: Up to 60 Kg per member for personal baggage during the trek carrying by porters.
  12. Lodging & Fooding: Food 3 meals a day (BDL; including tea and coffee) along with accessible accommodation at Hotel/Lodge/Tea house/Camp during the trek and Basecamp. Well-managed base camp set up for member & Staffs.
  13. Porter: Porters per member up to Base camp from Sama Gaun & Porters return from Base camp to Sama Gaun.
  14. Base Camp Staff:  Experienced and well-trained Base camp Cook & kitchen Helpers as required.
  15. Staff Salary and allowance: All Nepalese staffs & porters daily wages, salary, equipment, foods & clothing.
  16. Base Camp Tent: Each member will have individual Yak Mountain or Kailas tent in Base Camp.
  17. Base Camp equipment: At Base camp: foam mattresses and pillow per member, 1 Dinning Tent, 1 Kitchen Tent, 1 Communication tent, 1 Toilet & 1 Shower Tent, 1 Staffs Tent, 1 Tent for Nepalese base camp staffs, Store tents, Tables & chairs & all necessary cooking gears.
  18. Heater: Heater for base camp in each Dining and other necessary camp.
  19. Solar/Generator/Light: 1 Solar panel or Generator for battery charge and light at base camp for use. 
  20. Weather Forecast: Weather forecast report from Meteotest, Bern (Switzerland) during the entire expedition. 
  21. Comprehensive Medical kit.
  1. Air Fare: International flight airfare (from and to Kathmandu).
  2. Nepal entry Visa fee: Nepali Visa fee US$ 40 per person for 30 days (to be applied for 60 days (USD$ 100).
  3. Lunch & Dinner: Lunch & dinner in during the stay in Kathmandu (Welcome dinner is included).
  4. Insurance: Travel and high altitude insurance, accident, medical & emergency evacuation.
  5. Rescue Evacuation: Medical Insurance and emergency rescue evacuation cost if required. (Rescue, Repatriation, Medication, Medical Tests and Hospitalization costs.)
  6. Personal Expenses: Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking /Climbing Gears.
  7. Personal Expenses: Telephone, Internet, battery recharge, bottled or boiled water, shower, Laundry, any Alcoholic beverages (during the trek and in Kathmandu but we will serve all kinds of beverages for members in base camp), personal equipment and shopping.
  8. Filming: Special Filming, Camera and Drone permit fee.
  9. Internet Service:
  10. Summit Bonus & Tips: Sherpa Summit bonus US$1200 and please, calculate some tips for kitchen staffs as well.
  11. Extra: Any other services or activities, which are not mentioned in the itinerary.
  12. Our Company’s Service will be "Zero" above High Camp (If company offers just Base Camp services)
  13. Any other item not listed in “Cost Includes” section.

Highlights

  • COUNTRY Nepal
  • DURATION 55 Days
  • PRICE USD 0.00
  • Max. Altitude: 8163m./26781ft.
  • Walking Per Day: 5-7 hrs. per day
  • Nature: Lodge + Camping
  • Best Season: Spring and Autumn
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