Manaslu expedition require a high level of climbing proficiency on steep, exposed and technical skill and altitude experience of 7000m. Rock and Ice climbing experience, capable of 6/7 hours walk and for the summit day 8/10 hours walk. Excellent physical and mental condition is also required for this expedition. Basic training of mountaineering and climbing with professional mountain guide is recommended to join on an adventure Manaslu expedition.
Manaslu is a new challenge, but this is a better training mountain for Everest summit expedition. The Manaslu expedition trip starts with a private bus drive from Kathmandu directly to Arughat or with a flight by helicopter from Kathmandu directly to Samagaun (3780m) a small but progressive village set in a valley directly below Manaslu. We spend 3 or 4 days camping here, doing acclimatization walks into adjacent side valleys.
Manaslu (8163m), the world’s 8th highest mountain is a part of the Mansiri Himal in Nepal Himalayas. The mountain has long ridges and valley glaciers offer feasible approaches from all directions, and culminate in a peak that towers steeply above its surrounding landscape and are a dominant feature when viewed from a far. Mount Manaslu was first climbed in 1956 by a Japanese expedition team. Manaslu is one of the very renowned lovely mountains in the world to which many foreigner enthusiasts to climb very curiously
The trek to Base Camp (4,665m) is up a steep path passing through rhododendron trees adjacent to spectacular hanging glaciers and rugged icefalls. The Base Camp is in a comfortable position on rock, which is protected from strong winds, but because of its particular location is susceptible to daily snowfalls as the valley cloud happens to condense at this altitude.
There is a short walk of one hour over loose rock to the snout of the Larkya glacier, where we will make crampon point. It takes 2–3 hours to climb through the sometimes quite broken glacier to Camp 1 (5,500 m). This may require being roped in traditional glacier travel mode, although it may be possible to fix all potentially dangerous crevasse areas. The method of travel may change during the course of the expedition depending on snow conditions. Camp 1 is situated in a comfortable col.
From here, we climb up towards a massive icefall, but in fact pass underneath this to gain a steep snow slope that will be fixed with rope up to Camp 2 (6,300 m), which is situated in one of the sheltered hollows produced by the series ice cliffs on the route. This is a strenuous day, taking approximately 5–6 hours. We have elected to put four camps on Manaslu, so the trip from Camp 2 to Camp 3 (6,700m) is not quite so strenuous at 3–4 hours and travels through a series of snow shelves before ascending a steeper snow slope to reach a large col with spectacular views of the surrounding peaks. From here, the route goes directly up the steeper northeast slopes, passing through a series of short ice bulges to reach an upper snow slope, which leads to a traverse to Camp 4 (7,300m), 4–5 hours.
The summit, which has been elusive since Samagon, is deceptively close. However, it is still a long day up rolling snow slopes, with short, steep sections at times, and this could be in deep snow. Just below the true summit, at 5–6 hours, there is a comfortable place to stop and is where many people do stop. It is our intention to have enough rope, oxygen and time to push a fixed line up the last corniced, unstable ridge, so long as this is safe at the time. Although this is only 50m vertically and 150m horizontally, this will take about one to one and a half hours, return.
The descent is fast and easy, reaching Camp 4 in 1–2 hours. It is best to return to Camp 2 on the same day, another 2–3 hours for a well-earned rest. With a late start from Camp 2, it is possible to be back at Base Camp for a late lunch. It will take 1–2 days to clear the mountain of camps before the descent to Samagon. As we are dependent upon clear weather for the helicopter ride back to Kathmandu, we must allow for 1–2 days of waiting in Samagon. The 1 ¼ hour flight directly back to Kathmandu is an exhilarating experience.
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Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu (1,300m).
Upon arrival at Kathmandu airport, you will have a very warm reception from at airport and drive to hotel. We wait you at Kathmandu airport with your name. Spend free day at leisure.
Day 2: In Kathmandu
Orientation, training and equipment review at hotel in Kathmandu, shopping day to pick up missing bits of clothing and equipment, group dinner at a local tasty restauraunt.
Day 3: Drive to Arughat.
Day 4: Arughat to Soti Khola.
Begin Expedition! Trek to Soti Khola where we camp for the evening
Day 5: Trek to Machha Khola where we camp for the evening
Day 6: Trek to Jagat which is the gateway village to the Manaslu Conservation Area. Camp for the evening
Day 7: Trek to Deng where we camp for the evening
Day 8: Trek to Namrung where we camp for the evening
Day 9: Trek to Sama Goan the last village before base camp
Day 10: Acclimatization day at Sama Goan
Day 11: Acclimatization day at Sama Goan
Day 12: Make the short but steep trek to base camp
Day 13: Rest & Acclimatization, training, and organization
Day 14: Walk to camp 1 return base camp.
Day 15: Rest in base camp
Day 16: Walk to camp 1, Sleep
Day 17: Explore the route to Camp 2. Return to base camp.
Day 18: Rest in base camp
Day 19: Rest in base camp
Day 20: Walk to camp 1 and sleep there
Day 21: Walk to camp 2 and sleep there
Day 22: Explore the route to camp 3. Return to base camp.
Day 23: Rest in base camp
Day 24: Rest in base camp
Day 25: Rest in base camp
Day 26: Walk to camp 1 and sleep there
Day 27: Walk to camp 2 and sleep there
Day 28: Walk to camp 3 and sleep there
Day 28: Walk to camp 4 and sleep there
Day 29: Summit attempt
Day 30: Summit attempt
Day 31: Summit attempt
Day 32: Summit attempt
Day 33: Summit attempt
Day 34: Summit attempt, descend to camp 2
Day 35: Descend to base camp, pack and prepare to depart
Day 36: Final packing, trek to Sama Goan
Day 37: Trek to Namrung where we camp for the evening
Day 38: Trek to Deng where we camp for the evening
Day 39: Trek to Jagat Camp for the evening
Day 40: Trek to Machha Khola where we camp for the evening
Day 41: Trek to Soti Khola where we camp for the evening
Day 42: Bus to Kathmandu
Day 43: Extra Contingency day
Day 44: In Kathmandu
Celebration Banquet. Packing and final shopping in Kathmandu
Day 45: Kathmandu airport
Transfer to airport and Say Good-bye to your new friends.
Members can fly out around this day from base camp to Kathmandu. The cost depends upon the number of members who choose this option.