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Manaslu Expedition

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Mount Manaslu is the eighth highest mountain in the world standing tall at 8,163 meters above sea level in the Himalayas. Manaslu Expedition is an ideal expedition to adventurers who want to climb an 8000 meters mountain but never done it before. Despite its soaring height above 8000 meters, Mt. Manaslu is considered as an achievable peak as the climbing route is not too steep and technical. However the route has some really exciting sections which demand some technical effort to cross. Otherwise, for most of the section, the route goes on an obvious line on gentle slopes.

Adventure Mountain Nest’s Manaslu Expeditions use the Manaslu trekking route to go to base camp. Trekking to base camp will give climbers ample time to acclimatize and some warm up trekking before the real adventure starts.  We trek on the beautiful Manaslu trekking route, stopping at usual places and taking some acclimatizing hikes, to reach the base camp.  Once we reach the base camp, we will establish our camp there and four other camps above base camp before the summit.

Our Manaslu Expeditions are led by professional climbing Sherpa team who has acquired a good deal of experience in climbing the Himalayan peaks. Our team is well experienced and all prepared to make this challenging and difficult climb a success. Considering the weather condition in the mountain, our team leader Sherpa will take the most appropriate decision for all to bring this expedition to a success safely. 

Itinerary

Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival – 1400 m

Today is your arrival day in Kathmandu. Once you finish the custom and visa process and come outside at the airport in Kathmandu, you will find a person waiting for you with our company sign board. Follow him to the car and you will be driven to your hotel. Check in, relax and spend some leisurely time.

Day 02: Kathmandu. Preparation and Orientation Day

On day 2nd of the trip, we will have a detailed orientation about the whole expedition. From the necessary gear to preparation procedures; from the safety measure to weather condition, we will talk in details so that we are all prepared the historical trip of our life time. Our climbing Sherpa guides, Sherpa supporters, medical team, catering team and other expedition team members will be ready to give you the smoothest service possible during the expeditions. We will be talking about inside out of the trip today.

Day 03: Kathmandu – Sotikhola

We drive to Sotikhola today. This around nine hours of drive will take us to the destination via beautiful countryside of Nepal. The drive brings us some spectacular views of the middle hills and high snowcapped mountains in the Himalayas as well. We drive to Dhadingbesi and then drive further to Sotikhola via Aarughat bazar. While we drive past these and other several local towns, we can notice the cultural lifestyle of the people living in there and in the countryside.

Stay overnight at Sotikhola.

Day 04: Sotikhola – Machha Khola

The real adventure of trekking in the Manaslu begins today after breakfast. We go past some beautiful ethnic Gurung villages on the trail where we can get a bit of glimpse of their cultural lifestyle. We trek past beautiful terraced paddy fields, forest and many other spectacular landmarks in the area. Once we reach Machha Khola, we check into a guest house and relax.

Day 05: Machha Khola – Jagat 1410m

The second day of the trek will take us to a beautiful village called Jagat. We will have chance to walk through beautiful landscapes for about seven hours before we reach Jagat. We walk past a natural hot spring and cross many suspension bridges on the way. It is a very good experience of natural wonders and culture of the rural Nepal. On reaching Jagat, we check into a guest house and relax.

Day 06: Jagat – Deng 1804m

Deng is the village where we are trekking to after breakfast today. We map the mountain trail up and down the hill walking past some beautiful villages and forested areas. We are still walking on the Budhi Gandaki River valley so we meet the same river on our walk today. It will take us around seven hours to reach Deng to stay overnight.

Day 07: Deng – Namrung 2630m

We are slowly gaining the elevation on our trek to this beautiful Manaslu region. We will walk to 2630 meters today to Namrung. Now the Buddhist cultural experiences are evident on the trail as we walk past Buddhist monasteries. High Mountain cultural in Nepal is basically influenced by Buddhism so the same is with this region as well. After walking for about seven hours through the beautiful landscapes, we reach Namrung to be greeted by magnificent view of the Himalayas. We check into a guest house and relax.

Day 08: Namrung – Samagaun 3580m

We are gaining another 900 meters of elevation today when we reach Samagaun after the walk of the day. The walk today brings us some spectacular views of the Himalayan peaks including the Manaslu itself. We walk past several beautiful cultural villages and Buddhist monasteries before we reach Samagaun to stay overnight.

Day 09 & 10: Acclimatization Days

As we are already at the elevation of 3530 meters above sea level, it is essential that we acclimatize with this high altitude climate especially when we are going even higher in the days to come. We spend two days here by exploring Samagaun and surrounding. We can explore the Buddhist monasteries in the village, go for a walk around, and be enchanted by the overwhelming charm of the mountain peaks. Stay overnight at Samagaun.

Day 11: Samagaun – Manaslu Base Camp 4800 m

We trek to Manaslu base camp today where we will establish our camp.       

Day 12-14: Preparation and Acclimatization at Base Camp

Day 15 – 26: High Camp establishment and acclimatization period

Day 27 – 38: Final climbing attempt, summit bid and descent to base camp

Day 39: Base Camp – Samagaun

Trek back to Samagaun.

Day 40 & 41: Contingency days

Day 42: Fly to Kathmandu by helicopter; Leisurely time to relax in Kathmandu.

Day 51: Kathmandu Sightseeing Day

After the wonderful adventure in Manaslu, it’s time to see some cultural wonders of Kathmandu. This cultural heritage tour of Kathmandu will take you to the sites like Swoyambhunath, Patan Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, and Boudhanath Stupa.

Day 52: Departure Day

We will drive you to airport for your departure flight back home.

 

 

 

 

Includes

  • Airport transportation as per your arrival date to join the Manaslu expedition
  • Standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on B/B plan
  • Private transportation to and from the expedition starting points.
  • Manaslu summiteers climbing Sherpa (01 Sherpa: 02 climbers ratio)
  • Group climbing gears like rope, ice bar etc
  • Manastu expedition peak climbing permit and all government taxes.
  • Manaslu National part permit fee
  • Full board high altitude meal while trekking to base camp and climbing Manaslu
  • Liaison officer with all his expenses.
  • Expedition manager, Expedition cook, support crew and porters with their equipments, daily wages, food, insurance etc.
  • All camping and kitchen equipment including base camp tents, dining tent with table and chair, kitchen tent, toilet tent etc
  • Mountain Hardware high altitude tents while climbing the Manaslu expedition
  • 02 @ 4 liters Oxygen with TOP OUT regulator and mask for the use while on Manaslu expedition.
  • EPI gas and burner for high climb;
  • Gamow bag / Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC)
  • All necessary climbing hardware group equipment
  • Satellite Phone and Walkie-Talkie in case of emergency

Excludes

  • Medical and personal high risk insurance
  • Nepal entry visa fees
  • Main meal in Kathmandu
  • Personal equipment and climbing gears.
  • International airfare and airport tax
  • Climbing Bonus, tips and personal nature expenses.
  • Applicable permit fees and custom charge for Sat phone, communication equipment and commercial filming while on Manaslu expedition

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