Manaslu Expedition (8,163m)

About Mt. Manaslu

Mt. Manaslu a part of Nepalese Himalayas in the Gorkha massif with an altitude of 8161m is world’s eighth highest peak. It is also known as Kutang. The location of this mountain peak is in Mansiri Himal in Gorkha district of Nepal. “Manasa” in Sanskrit means “Mountain of the Spirit” is converted to this Gurkha’s highest peak Mt. Manaslu as “intellect” or “soul”. This Mt. Manaslu is situated about 40 miles east of Mt. Annapurna of Kaski District. Manaslu is an imposing mountain being a 3092m prominence it extends from crops cultivation area to the area permanently covered with snow and ice; hence it looks like a serrated wall of snow and ice hanging in the sky. Manaslu long ridges and valley glaciers offer feasible approaches from all directions, and culminate in a peak that towers steeply above its surrounding landscape.

Manaslu region is located in Central Nepal and was opened to trekkers only in 1991. But lots of mountaineering expedition teams had access for long time. In 1950 a group headed by H.W. Tilman trekked this area for the first time and ever since this area has been quite popular among tuff trekkers. This area is still restricted to a limited number of groups and only organized trekkers in groups can trek in this area. Manaslu region is very remote and rescue is very difficult. This is possible wilderness area to live leopard of snow. Yet the trek is geographically spectacular and culturally fascinating. Lots of people residing in this area especially in the upper Buri Gandaki (river) Valley are Tibetan. A place in this valley called Nupri (meaning Western Mountain in Tibetan) is a trading center among Tibetans and Tibetans residing in these areas.

Mt. Manaslu Expedition:

Mt. Manaslu is located in a remote and isolated area and the first photographs were obtained only in 1950 by British expedition. It was surveyed for climbing by Japanese expedition in 1952 and after few attempts between 1953 and 1956 Manaslu was finally climbed by Japanese in 1956. This Japanese team was all of female team introduced a first women successor of climbing over 8000m peak. Mt. Manaslu Expedition requires more time than other 8000m Peaks in Nepal due to long approach to reach to the base of the mountain. However, we can use a helicopter to make an expedition shorter. This Manaslu Expedition is one of the most dangerous mountain climbing activities and hence we suggest to choose this trip only by the experienced climbers.

 

 

 

Facts of the Trip

Highest access: 8,163m (26,763ft)

First Ascent: Toshio Imanishi and Gyalzen Norbu (Japan), May 9, 1956

Duration: 48 Days (typically)

Group Size: 01-10 persons per Group.

Coordinates: 28°32’58”N, 84°33’43”E

Location: Nepal/Manaslu Region/Lamjung District

Country: Nepal

Airport: Kathmandu

Departure From: Kathmandu (KTM)

Grade: Low technical difficulty

Accommodation: Three star to five stars as request

Meals:B/B plan in Kathmandu & B,L,D in during Driving and climbing period

Transportation: Car, Jeep, Minibus

Best season: Spring (April, May) and autumn (October, November)

Major Activity: trekking/climbing

Include Activity: Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Culture: Tamang, Sherpa

Mode of Travel:Tea House/Camping

Climbing route: Northeast ridge

Himalayan sights: Buddha Himal, Annapurna, Ganesh Himal,

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel Yak and Yeti or similar hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (1350M/4430ft)

Day 02: Preparation, briefings, last minute shopping and permit formalities.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat (950m/3117ft) to Sotokhola (1165/3822 ft) 7 hrs. Tea house/camping

Day 04: Trek from Sotikhola to Machha Khola (1330m/4364 ft) 6 hrs. Tea house/camping

Day 05: Trek from Machhakhola to Jagat (1350m/4430ft) 4hrs.  Tea house/camping

Day 06: Trek from Jagat to Dang (2310m/7579 ft) 6-7 hrs.  Tea house/camping

Day 07: Trek from Dang to Namrung (2550m/8366 ft) 6 hrs.  Tea house/camping

Day 08: Trek from Namrung to Lho (3150m/10334 ft) 5hrs. Tea house/camping.

Day 09: Trek from Lho to Sama Gaun (3780m/12401 ft) 4hrs. Tea house/camping

Day 10: Rest and acclimatization day at Sama Gaun (3780m/12401ft) Tea house/camping

Day 11: Trek from Sama Gaun to Manaslu Base Camp (4700m/15420ft) 4hrs. Camping at base camp

Day 12-40: Climbing period. (8163m/26781ft.) Camping.

Day 41: Preparation to return to Kathmandu. Clean base camp (4700m/15420ft)

Day 42: Trek from Base Camp to Sama Gaun (3780m/12401 ft) 3 hrs. Tea house.

Day 43: Trek from Sama Gaun to Namrung (2550m/8366 ft) 6 hrs. Tea house/camping.

Day 44: Trek from Namrung to Philim village (2300m/7546ft-06 hrs) Tea house/camping.

Day 45: Trek from Philim Village to Machakhela (1330m/4664 ft) 6 hrs. Tea house/ camping

Day 46: Trek from Machakhola to Arughat (950m3117ft) 8hrs. Tea house/camping.

Day 47: Drive from Arughat to Kathmandu (1350/4429 ft) 7 hrs. Transportation provided by tourist mini bus.Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu.

Day 48: Free day (Farewell dinner with traditional Nepali dance with authantick test of nepali food).

B.C Service (In Base Camp)

In the Base Camp: Xtreme Climbers provides very professional, supportive and friendly mountaineering logistic services. The approach from Kathmandu to the Sama Gaun village takes roughly 10 days. From Sama Gaun you climb up to Manaslu Base camp. Throughout your approach and climbing period Xtreme Climbers  provides a high quality, supportive, safe, friendly, stress free and comprehensive service to maximize your summit opportunity.

We provide a comprehensive service organizing all necessary permits, climbing documentation, travelling logistics (including airfares), ground transportation, porters, and other individual services required by mountaineers. On the trek to the ABC we organize all required accommodation and food.

In the Base camp our cooks and helpers will prepare and serve three delicious freshly cooked meals a day. We also ensures that hot and cold drinks as well as healthy snacks are available 24hrs a day. In the Base Camp we provide spacious and durable 4 season personal tents for all of our clients. This comes with full board or base-camp services only. In the base camp we also provide a dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet facilities and portable shower facilities as well as tent accommodation for our staff. In the Base Camp we provide access to communication including a satellite telephone, internet access, and solar panels to charge your batteries.

 

Cost and payment details

The cost is depending on group size, affected due to the requirement of number of guides and porters, requisite of Hotel in Kathmandu, method of land/air transport. The itinerary is changeable and modifiable as per needs and time frame of trekkers. Cost will be re calculated if the itinerary is changed or modified. Additional activities may be added as per trekkers request with appropriate additional cost. For Total Tour cost EMAIL US, we will send you within 24 hours as your requirements.

 

Base Camp Service Cost Includes:

  • All arrival and departure transfer services to and from International airport with other necessary surface transport as per itinerary.
  • Assistance at the KTM international airport by Xtreme Climbers during your arriving and departing flights.
  • 4 Nights request category hotel accommodations in Kathmandu on B/B basis.
  • Experienced and government licensed trekking and climbing Sherpa guide during the trekking and climbing period.
  • Appropriate number of porters during the trekking period.
  • Land transportation from Kathmandu-Arughat-Kathmandu for all clients, Sherpa guide, liaison officer and kitchen staff.
  • All Xtreme Climbers kitchen tent, storage tent, dining tent, client tents, toilet tents, tables, chairs and cooking utensils at base camp.
  • Common climbing equipment like rope, ice bars, ice screws, and snow bar.
  • 3 meals a day: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea and coffee.
  • Accommodation at hotel/lodge/guest house or tent camps during the trekking period.
  • All camping accommodation for members and staff during trekking and climbing period. You will be sharing sleeping quarters with one other member.
  • All food and fuel for base camp during climbing period.
  • 50kg baggage allowance per person during trekking period. will be carried by porter/mules.
  • Daily weather report services from Seattle, Washington based company.
  • Services of chef and kitchen assistant at advanced base camp.
  • Trekking permit (Manaslu Conservation Park entry fee).
  • TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System).
  • Manaslu restricted area trekking permit during the period of expedition.
  • Expedition royalty and permit of Nepal government to climb Mt. Manaslu.
  • Nepaleses government royalty.
  • All wages, equipment, medical and accident insurance for all involved staff during the trekking and climbing period.
  • Helicopter rescue insurance for all involved expedition staff.
  • Medical consultation services at the base camp with the HRA clinic at the base camp.
  • Equipment allowances and wages for chefs, kitchen assistants and government liaison officer.
  • First aid medical kits for the group and the staff.
  • Satellite phone carried by the guide for communication available upon request for clients with the cost of $4 USD per minute.
  • Heater will be provided at base camp for the dining tent.
  • Emergency oxygen mask and regulator provided for clients if needed. Appropriate charge will apply.
  • Each expedition member will have an individual tent available in the Manaslu advanced base camp.
  • Solar panel for light and electronics charging.
  • Gamow Bags (Portable hyperbaric chambers) for high altitude sickness.
  • We provide Sherpa’s tents, food for climbing, and insurance.
  • Free assistance service for cargo clearance and duties.
  • Transportation of food supply from Kathmandu to base camp by porter/mules.
  • Our service charge and government taxes levied in Nepal.
  • Complete pre-departure information.
  • Flight ticket reconfirmation and visa extension procedure services.
  • Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with cultural show in Kathmandu before departure.

Full Board Service Cost Includes:

  • All arrival and departure transfer services to and from KTM international airport with other necessary transport as per itinerary.
  • Assistance at KTM international airport by Xtreme Climbers during your arrival and departure.
  • 4 night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on B&B basis.
  • Experienced and government licensed trekking and climbing Sherpa guide during the trekking and climbing period.
  • Appropriate number of porters during the trekking period.
  • Land transportation from Kathmandu-Arughat-Kathmandu for all climbing members, Sherpa guide, liaison officer and kitchen staff.
  • All Xtreme Climbers kitchen tent, storage tent, dining tent, client tents, toilet tents, tables, chairs and cooking utensils for base camp.
  • Common climbing equipment such as: Rope, ice bars, ice screws, and snow bar.
  • 3 meals a day: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea/coffee.
  • Accommodation at hotel/lodge/guest house or tent camps during the trekking period.
  • All camping accommodation for members and staff during trekking and climbing period. You will be sharing sleeping quarters with one other member.
  • All food and fuel for base camp and higher camps during the climbing period.
  • 60kg baggage allowance per person during the trekking period. This will be carried by porters/mules.
  • Daily weather report services from Seattle, Washington based company.
  • Services of chef and kitchen assistant at advance base camp.
  • Trekking Permit (Manaslu Conservation Park entry fee).
  • TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System).
  • Manaslu restricted area trekking permit during the expedition period.
  • Expedition Royalty and permit of Nepal government to climb Mt. Manaslu.
  • Nepalese Government Royalty.
  • One experienced, trained, government Licensed and 3 time summiteer climbing guide (Sherpa) per person.
  • All wages, equipment, medical and accident insurances for all involved staffs during the trekking and climbing period.
  • Helicopter rescue insurance for all involved expedition staff.
  • Medical consultation services at the base camp with the HRA clinic at base camp.
  • Equipment allowances and wages for climbing Sherpas, cooks, kitchen assistant and government liaison officer.
  • First aid medical kits for the group and the staff.
  • Satellite phone carried by guide for communication. Available to clients with the cost of $4 USD per minute.
  • Appropriate high altitude food for all clients and staff at base camp and above as required.
  • Required fixed and dynamic rope during the climbing period.
  • Heater will be provided at base camp for the dining tent.
  • Emergency oxygen mask and regulator provided upon request of client with  requirement appropriate charge.
  • Each client will have an individual tent available in the Manaslu advanced base camp.
  • Solar panel for light and electronics charging.
  • VE 25 North-Face tents for camp 1, 2 and 3. Ice fall charges.
  • Gamow Bags (Portable hyperbaric chambers) for high altitude sickness.
  • 2 Bottles (8L) of Poisk Oxygen will be provided for each member.
  • Latest model of Summit or Top out system mask and regulators will be provided.
  • We provide Sherpa’s tents, food for climbing and insurance.
  • Free assistance service for cargo clearance and duties.
  • EPI cooking gas and stove will be provided in camp one, three and South Col for cooking food.
  • Generator will be providing to back-up the lighting in base camp.
  • Transportation of food supply from Kathmandu to base camp by porter/mules.
  • Our service charge and government taxes levied in Nepal.
  • Complete pre-departure information.
  • Flight ticket reconfirmation and visa extension procedure services.
  • Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with cultural show in Kathmandu before departure.

Base Camp Service Cost Excludes:

  • Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except farewell dinner).
  • Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, nutri-bars.
  • Items of personal nature, laundry expenses, tips.
  • Expenses incurred from usage of landlines, mobile devices, walkie-talkies, satellite phones and Internet.
  • Clothing, packing items or bags, personal medical kit, personal trekking gear.
  • Any extra services, products, offers or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural disasters, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in government regulations.
  • Any additional staff other than the specified.
  • Rescue, repatriation, medicines, medical tests and hospitalization expenses.
  • Medical insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required.
  • Travel insurance and helicopter rescue.
  • Airfare of international flights.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (Visa insurance is easy upon arrival).
  • Ice fall garbage deposit fees (Sharing with other member) if applicable.
  • Walkie talkies filming permit.
  • Ice falls charges.
  • All tents for camp 1, 2, 3
  • Personal climbing gear.
  • Personal climbing Sherpa Guide(s).
  • Emergency oxygen and mask regulator.
  • Xtreme Climbers services will not be involved in any capacity above advanced base camp. This means we do not allow any staff or equipment from Satori Adventure above ABC.
  • High altitude food for Sherpa and clients.
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition equipment.
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs.
  • Any other item not included in “THE PACKAGE COST INCLUDES” section

Full board service Cost Exclude:

  • Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except for the farewell dinner).
  • Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, or any other food consumed beyond the prescribed breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies, satellite phones and internet expenses.
  • Clothing, packing items or bags, personal medical kit, personal trekking gear.
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government regulations, etc.
  • Transportation services includes only what is listed on the itinerary. Any extra distance travelled will be appropriately charged.
  • Any additional staff other than specified.
  • Rescue, repatriation, medicines, medical tests and hospitalization expenses.
  • Medical insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required.
  • Travel insurance and helicopter rescue.
  • Walkie-talkies & Filming permit (if you have a special camera).
  • Personal climbing gear.
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition equipment.
  • Items of personal nature, laundry expenses, tips.
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs.
  • Airfare of international flights.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (Visa insurance is easy upon arrival).
  • Any extra services, products, offers or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Any other item not included in “THE PACKAGE COST INCLUDES” section