Manaslu

Manaslu

Manaslu

Extreme
45 Days 44 Nights
Personal & Experienced High Altitude Climbing Guide for each Members (1:1 Ratio)
  • Destination:
    Nepal
  • Region:
    Manaslu
  • Type:
    Mountaineering Expedition
  • Max. Altitude:
    8,163m / 26,781ft
  • Activity:
    Expedition
  • Group size:
    Maximum up to 12 People people
  • Accomodation:
    Hotel, Lodge, Camp
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  • Manaslu (8,163) is the high peak of the Gorkha massif, and is one of the EIGHT highest mountain in the world. Climbing Manaslu requires more time than other 8000m Peaks in Nepal due to long approach to reach to the base camp which makes it more interesting.

    The name Manaslu is derived from the Sanskrit word "Manasa" which can be roughly translated as "Soul", hence called the Mountain of the Spirit.  The first survey of the peak was made by a Japanese expedition in 1952 and the first climb was made by Japanese team on the peak in May 9, 1956.

    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.

    Normally, we go for the North East Face with four camps will be set up in the approach of the mountain. There will be a few stretches of steep climbing and crevasses from Camp I to Camp II. Slippery snow climbing is required from Camp II to Camp III. Avalanches are a threat from Camp III to Camp IV.

    Mostly Mount Manaslu is climbed in Autumn Season as the Monsoon season is over; Snow in the mountain starts to deposit. Due to this, fixing the ropes, ladders and cramps is easier. And with the service of Personal Sherpa with Full Expedition Services, you are one step closer on achieving you Manaslu Summit Dream. However, you must be physically and mentally fit despite the harsh weather condition in the mountains. And good team spirit and coordination is a Must for successful summit.

    What is included

    • Arrival & Departure Airport transfers -Airport/Hotel/Airport.
    • 4 nights  in Kathmandu Hotel Malla on Bed & Breakfast Basis – Twin Sharing Room.
    • Bus: Ktm-Besisahar – Jagat – Dharapani  - with members  and Sherpa Guide with food and equipments.
    • Return  from Dharapani – Besisahar – Ktm  with members  and Support staffs.
    • Manaslu Expedition Permit, National Park & TIMS Permit.
    • Stool shipment charges and Garbage Deposit fee.
    • 1 Government Liaison officer on sharing basis with other International group Members.
    • Lodge  Trekking  with accommodation  and Food 3 meals a day  in Local  Lodges  to BC  and on return
    • 1 Base Camp Cook & 1 Kitchen Helper for all necessary food prepration.
    • 10 porters per member for Trekking up to Base Camp to carry Members Personal Bags and all necessary Thamserku Equipments.
    • 5 porters per member  from Base Camp to Arughat  to carry Members Personal Bags and all Thamserku Equipments.
    • Maximum 45 kgs per member for personal baggage.
    • All Nepali staffs & porters daily wages/equipments/food/ clothings with medical & emergency rescue Insurance.
    • 1 VE 25 North Face or Mountain Hardware tents for base camp for Per member
    • Foam Mattresses, Dinning/Kitchen/Toilet/Store Tent, Hot Shower Tent, Tables & Chairs,  Cooking gears.
    • 1 Solar Pannel at Base camp for light & battery charge.
    • 1 Gas Heater for dinning tent at Base Camp for Group.
    • 2 Bottles of New Russian POISK Oxygen.
    • 1 High Altitude Climbing Guide for each Members with his Insurance, Equipments, Food and allowance.
    • 1 Refilled Oxygen for Sherpa with Mask and Regulator.
    • 4 High Altitude Tents - sharing with your personal Sherpa guide : 2 People in 1 Tent
    • High Altitude Food, Cooking Pot / utensils and EPI Gas for both Members and Sherpa.
    • Fixed Rope Fee Charge.
    • Service of Walkie / Talkie for communication at base camp.
    • 1 Satellite Phone with USD 50 calling card on renting – for emergency use only.
    • Last Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu.

    What is not included

    • International Airfares.
    • Nepal Visa fee.
    • Extra hotel nights in Kathmandu.
    • Lunch and dinner during Kathmandu Hotel stay.
    • Personal Climbing equipment.
    • Insurance: Travel and High Altitude Insurance /Accident/Medical/emergency evacuation.
    • Alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, hot water , extra Tea/ coffee  during trek.
    • Other personal nature expenses & Personal equipment's.
    • For Additional Oxygen Supplement – USD 550.00 Per Bottle New Russian Poisk Oxygen.
    • FOR ADDITIONAL High Altitude climbing Guide - USD 2500.00 PER SHERPA.
    • Sherpa Summit Bonus  USD 1200  & Non Summit Bonus USD 800 Per Sherpa.
    • International Air Cargo Clearance Government Tax Fee  USD 80  each  client.
    • Any other thing that are not mentioned in the above cost includes.
    • Tipping to local staffs / base camp members.
  • Detailed Itinerary

    • Day 1

      Depart Home

      Depart Home

    • Day 2

      Arrive in Kathmandu

      Meals: B

      Depending on your arrival time, our representative will be at the airport to receive you and transfer you to your booked hotel.


      Overnight in Hotel

      Meals: B
    • Day 3

      In Kathmandu

      Meals: B

      Day is at leisure to make necessary preparation for your big adventure and process for the Government formalities. Check the equipment, last minute shopping. Team Leader will need to go to Ministry of Tourism for the Briefing before expedition.


      Overnight in Hotel

      Meals: B
    • Day 4

      Drive to Besisahar, change of Vehicle from Besisahar to Dharapani

      Meals: Full Board

      Today will be a long hour drive. After early breakfast at the hotel, we start our road adventure to Besisahar which takes around 6 hrs drive. Once we reach there, we will change our vehicle to Local Jeep – load all the expedition equipment’s and bags. Then we continue to Dharapani driving on a mountain road which takes another 4 hrs off road drive.


      Overnight at Local Lodge

      Meals: Full Board
    • Day 5

      Trek to Karche

      Meals: Full Board

      Breakfast at the lode. Today our walking adventure starts. We start our trek from Dharapani to Karche passing through beautiful villages - Tilche and Gho. It takes around 6/7 hrs walk.


      Walking hours - 5 hrs

      Elevation Gain - 800 m

      Overnight at Local Lodge

      Meals: Full Board
    • Day 6

      Trek to Bhimthang

      Meals: Full Board

      You climb up the valley through primeval forest until you reach the scree of the end moraine of the Bimthang Glacier, which you have to traverse beneath a steep slope. On a clear day, you can have a wonderful view over to the North and West Faces of Manaslu. The rest of the way you will follow a vegetated moraine ridge to the small summer pastures of Bimthang (3.700), a very idyllic place with landscape views.


      Walking hour - 6hrs

      Elevation Gain - 1050 m

      Overnight at Local Lodge

      Meals: Full Board
    • Day 7

      Rest day in Bhimthang

      Meals: Full Board

      In-order to increase your body adaption in high elevation, we have a rest day at Bhimthang. We take a short hike to Ponkar Lake 4100m.


      Walking Time – 3 hrs

      Elevation Gain – 400m

      Overnight at Local Lodge

      Meals: Full Board
    • Day 8

      Cross Larkye Pass 5135M, and trek to Dharmashala/Samdo

      Meals: Full Board

      Today we start early as we have a long day walk. After an hour walk the ascent will get steeper  and on the way enjoy the magnificent views of the surrounding high mountains, Kang Guru (6.981 m), Gyachi Kang (7.074 m), Nemjung (7.140 m), und Panbari (6.905 m), before you reach the pass, lushly decorated with prayer flags. The descent on the other side is rather flat and easy – but very long. Over the pasture of Larkya Phedi (4.460m) finally you reach the small hamlet of Samdo (3.850m) at the foot of the pass.


      Walking hour – 8/10 hrs

      Elevation gain - 1.450m/Elevation down - 1.300m

      Overnight at Local Lodge

      Meals: Full Board
    • Day 9

      Trek to Sama Gaon

      Meals: Full Board

      After the exhausting walk yesterday, it is only a short stretch through the broad river valley of Buri Gandaki today, down to the beautiful village of Samagaon (3.530m). All of the time Manaslu (8.163m) has been towering majestically over you.


      Walking hour 3/4 hrs

      Elevation Gained - 300m

      Overnight at Local Lodge

      Meals: Full Board
    • Day 10

      Rest day in Sama Gaon

      Meals: Full Board

      Today we have a rest day at Sama Gaon. For the active hikers you have an option of taking a short hike to Pung Gyen Gumba – around 4/5 hrs walk which offers the impressive South Face of Manaslu.


      Walking hour – 4 hrs

      Elevation Gain – 400m

      Overnight at Local Lodge

      Meals: Full Board
    • Day 11

      Hike to Base Camp

      Meals: Full Board

      With fresh porters from Samagaon you will take on the steep ascent to your home for the next few weeks. Passing a scenic ice fall and through thickets of birch forest, you will reach a long moraine ridge that takes you all the way to basecamp (4.800-5.000m) at the foot of the enormous Manaslu Glacier. Upon reaching base camp; you are welcomed by our Base Camp staffs.


      Walking Hour – 5/6 hrs,

      Elevation Gained - 1350m

      Overnight at Tent

      Meals: Full Board
    • Day 12-14

      At Manaslu Base Camp

      Meals: Full Board

      Two days is at leisure to acclimatize your body. Our Climbing Guide Team will do the thorough check of the climbing equipment's, oxygen bottles & mask and safety equipment's.


      Our base camp members will do necessary preparation for auspicious Puja Ceremony at Base Camp – offering prayers to Mount Manaslu for good weather.


      Overnight at Tent


      Overnight at Tent – Meals – Full Board

      Meals: Full Board
    • Day 15

      Hike up to CAMP 1 and return back to BC

      The route up to Camp 1 (5600m) involves climbing over glassy slopes, rocky moraine followed by a crevassed glacier with occasional small ice steps at 5500m.

    • Day 16

      Rest day at Base Camp

      Rest day at Base Camp.

    • Day 17

      Climb to Camp 1 and spend a night there.

      Climb to Camp 1 and spend a night there.

    • Day 18

      From Camp 1, hike to Camp 2 (6400m) and return back to Base Camp.

      The route / section between Camp 1 & Camp 2 is considered as the technical crux of the climb with rugged ice fall with fixed ropes and aluminum ladders climb for security at steeper sections.

    • Day 19

      Rest day at Base Camp.

      Rest day at Base Camp.

    • Day 20

      Rest day at Base Camp.

      Rest day at Base Camp.

    • Day 21

      Rest day at Base Camp.

      Rest day at Base Camp.

    • Day 22

      Climb to Camp 1 and spend the night.

      Climb to Camp 1 and spend the night.

    • Day 23

      Climb to Camp 2 and spend the night.

      Climb to Camp 2 and spend the night.

    • Day 24

      Hike up to Camp 3 (6800m) and return back to Base Camp.

      Above Camp 2 the slopes ease off with the help of fixed ropes at irregular steep sections.

    • Day 25

      Rest day at Base Camp.

      Rest day at Base Camp.

    • Day 26

      Rest day at Base Camp.

      Rest day at Base Camp.

    • Day 27

      Rest day at Base Camp.

      Rest day at Base Camp.

    • Day 28

      Rest day at Base Camp.

      Rest day at Base Camp.

    • Day 29

      Climb to Camp 1.

      Climb to Camp 1.

    • Day 30

      Climb to Camp 2.

      Climb to Camp 2.

    • Day 31

      Climb to Camp 3.

      Climb to Camp 3.

    • Day 32

      Climb to Camp 4.

      Climb to Camp 4.

    • Day 33

      Summit Mt Manaslu and return back to Camp 2.

      Summit day finally takes you through relatively easy terrain and wide snow slopes. Two steeper steps are overcome with fix ropes until you reach the summit col and the exposed ridge to pre-summit and main summit. On a fine day the view is exceptional – you will see the range from Dhaulagiri to Annapurna in the west and all the way to Shisha Pangma in the east.

    • Day 34

      Return down to Base Camp.

      Return down to Base Camp.

    • Day 35-37

      In Base Camp. Packing up and cleaning the Base Camp.

      In Base Camp. Packing up and cleaning the Base Camp.

    • Day 38

      Descent down to Samagaon.

      Meals: Full Board

      We bid farewell to our Base Camp staffs and then continue trekking down to Samagaon.


      Overnight at Local Lodge.

      Meals: Full Board
    • Day 39

      Trek down to Namrung.

      Meals: Full Board

      After breakfast you trek down to Namrung Village which takes around 6/7 hrs walk.


      Overnight at Local Lodge.

      Meals: Full Board
    • Day 40

      Trek down to Deng.

      Meals: Full Board

      After breakfast you trek down to Namrung Village which takes around 6/7hrs walk.


      Overnight at Local Lodge.

      Meals: Full Board
    • Day 41

      Trek down to Jagat.

      Meals: Full Board

      After breakfast you trek down to Namrung Village which takes around 6/7 hrs walk.


      Overnight at Local Lodge.

      Meals: Full Board
    • Day 42

      Trek down to Machha Khola or Lapubesi.

      Meals: Full Board

      After breakfast you trek down to Namrung Village which takes around 6/7 hrs walk.


      Overnight at Local Lodge.

      Meals: Full Board
    • Day 43

      Trek down to Sotikhola and Jeep drive to Arughat and then continue driving to Kathmandu.

      Meals: BB

      Trek down to Sotikhola and Jeep drive to Arughat and then continue driving to Kathmandu.


      Overnight at Hotel Malla.

      Meals: BB
    • Day 44

      In Kathmandu.

      Meals: BB

      Rest day in Kathmandu. Debriefing at the Ministry.


      Evening farewell dinner at the selected local restaurant with all team members.


      Overnight at Hotel Malla.

      Meals: BB
    • Day 45

      Final Departure.

      Depending upon your flight timings you are transferred to Kathmandu Airport for your flight back home. International check-in time is 3 hours prior to departure.

    • Day 46

      Arrive back home.

      Arrive back home.

  • Visa

    Most nationalities require a visa for Nepal, which can be obtained in advance or upon arrival. The current cost of a visa on arrival is
    • For 15 days Multiple Entry: USD 30.00 Per Person
    • For 30 days Multiple Entry: USD 50.00 Per Person
    • For 90 days Multiple Entry: USD 125.00 Per Person
    You will also need a passport photo. Application forms are available in the immigration hall (or for electronic passports there are visa registration machines which, after inserting your passport, automatically fill out a form for you). You must firstly join the queue to pay the visa fee, and then go to the relevant immigration desk to obtain your 15, 30 or 90 day visa stamp. There can be long queues for visas on arrival.

    Vaccinations

    There are no mandatory vaccination requirements. Recommended vaccinations are: Polio, Tetanus, Diphtheria, Typhoid, Hepatitis A. The risk of malaria is present in certain regions only (such as Chitwan); you may wish to consult your GP or travel health clinic for further advice. Dengue fever is a known risk in places visited. It is a tropical viral disease spread by daytime biting mosquitoes. There is currently no vaccine or prophylaxis available for Dengue, and therefore the best form of prevention is to avoid being bitten. We recommend you take the usual precautions to avoid mosquito bites.

    Most of our trips to Nepal go to high altitudes where there is a risk of being affected by Acute Mountain Sickness. Our itineraries are designed to enable everyone to acclimatize to these altitudes, but you should be aware that it is still possible for you to be affected.

    Eating & Drinking

    Breakfast is included throughout the trip and all meals are provided while camping (all breakfasts, 3 lunches and 2 dinners).

    Breakfast is included throughout the trip and all meals are provided while camping. On trek the breakfast will be a set menu usually consisting of porridge and toast. Any additional items that are not included in the set menu should be ordered and paid for separately. We do not include lunch and dinner in the tea-houses, allowing you to choose what you want to eat and when. Although most lodges have almost identical menus, they are reasonably extensive and offer a varied selection, ranging from traditional Nepalese dhal bhat to pizza and apple pie.

    Although meat is available in the teahouses, we advise against eating it on trek. The meat has often been carried in the heat from lower altitudes for several days before reaching the lodges, and can cause stomach upsets or illness. Germs can also be spread by handling dirty money - we recommend using hand sanitiser.

    If you buy imported food and drink whilst on trek you will spend more than the suggested amount.

    Drinking Water

    Staying hydrated is important when undertaking any physical activity but particularly so at altitude where it is generally recommended to drink at least 3-4 litres per person per day.

    We strongly encourage you not to buy bottled water on trek as this contributes to the growing problem of plastic pollution in Nepal's trekking areas.

    All teahouses will provide cold water free of charge, if requested. Although this should not be drunk untreated, we recommend that you bring a reusable bottle with a wide opening (Nalgene or similar) with you and use a SteriPEN to treat it with. A SteriPEN is a handheld UV water purifier – small, lightweight and battery powered so easy to pack for a trek. In Nepal's trekking regions most of the bottled water isn't strictly 'mineral water' anyway but is UV treated, so it's exactly the same technology. It's quick to use, far more effective than purification tablets, and the water is ready immediately. It's fine to use a SteriPEN on non-boiled water so long as it isn't cloudy or full of sediment (which is uncommon in these regions).

    SteriPENs are widely stocked on Amazon, outdoor shops and other online retailers; look for the latest models but avoid USB charging ones. Better still, a SteriPEN will pay for itself over the course of the trek and you won't leave behind a single plastic bottle – you will end up spending the same or even less than you would on bottled water, plus you can keep it for future trips.

    If you prefer not to invest in a SteriPEN, the teahouses also sell boiled water for approx. Rs150-300 per litre (the price increases the higher you trek) which should not require treating. This is also perfect for a bedtime refill as it can double up as a hot water bottle.

    While camping boiled water is supplied for drinking.

    Weather

    The main trekking season in Nepal is from October to mid-May when daytime temperatures at most altitudes are generally comfortable for walking, the sky is clear much of the time and rain and snow are occasional occurrences. Daytime temperatures will vary from 15ºC to 35ºC in the Kathmandu Valley to around 10ºC at 3,600m and progressively lower the higher we go.

    Different seasons offer different advantages for trekking.

    Post Monsoon/autumn: Mid-September to November. This is the main trekking season in Nepal. Day temperatures in Kathmandu are approximately above 20ºC. Skies are usually clear and days on trek are sunny and mild with clear mountain views. At the highest altitudes although the days can be nice and sunny the temperatures can drop to 10ºC and much lower. Nights will be colder with temperatures dropping as low as minus 10ºC and lower at the highest altitudes.

    Pre monsoon/spring: March to May. Both day and night temperatures will be warmer in general but haze will often build up in the afternoons. It is very hot in the lowlands and temperatures rise to 35ºC in Kathmandu. Flowers bloom in this season and this is one of the reasons people chose to trek in spring.

    Snow can be expected on any departure, usually at the higher altitudes. Summit day will be a very early start (usually about 2am) and will be extremely cold. Although mostly it is calm and clear on summit day the mountain does occasionally get high winds. You need to be equipped for temperatures as low as minus 25ºC plus wind chill on summit day.

    Please remember that in any mountain area the weather is never wholly predictable and you should be prepared and equipped to deal with any differences in weather beyond the conditions described above.

    Fitness Level and Technical Ability

    Fitness Level and Technical Ability Climbers wishing to join this expedition must already be experienced with rock and ice climbing and have successfully completed previous climbs at high altitude, over 4500m (15,000ft). This expedition requires excellent levels of fitness to endure the extreme conditions of summiting big peaks. To prepare for this, climbers should undergo a regular and strenuous exercise regime for at least 6 months to build their strength, stamina and endurance.

    Equipment Checklist

    Body Wear

    • Down Suit- Recommended Absolute Zero Oversuit by Mountain Hardwear, or Ulvetanna Suit by Berghaus, or The Himalayan Suit by The North Face, or the Expedition Suit by Rab.
    • Waterproof Jacket and Over trousers that goes over your alpine boot.
    • Balaclava- Recommended The North Face A3543 Unisex Wool Balaclava or similar covering nose and face.
    • Fleece or woolen hat.
    • Earmuffs/Ear warmers (optional).
    • Buff Scarf / thin face mask.
    • Long sleeve Thermal shirt and Trousers- Recommended anti-sweat.
    • Anti-sweat T-shirt.
    • Fleece trouser and jacket or warm jumper - Recommended not thick but warm enough that fits inside the Gore Tex pant, Patagonia, or The North Face, or Mountain Hardwear.
    • Thermal inner trouser.
    • Down jacket with hoodie.
    • Hiking pant.
    • Ultra-Soft Running/Hiking Socks (2 pair - new).
    • Smart wool Mountaineering Socks (2 pair - new).
    • Trekking socks (4-5 pair).
    • Alpine boot Recommended La Sportiva Men's Nepal EVO GTX Boot or similar.
    • Mountaineering boot Recommended La Sportiva Olympus Mons Evo or Millet Everest GTX.
    • Trekking boots.
    • Hollow Out Outdoor Slipper.

    Hand wear

    • Liner gloves- thin and warm.
    • Down mitts- Recommended the North Face, or Marmot Expedition mitt, or Mountain Hardwear Absolute Zero Mittand.
    • Mountain Gloves- Recommended water & wind proof.
    • Fleece or woolen thin gloves for trekking.

    Other Equipments

    • 55-65 Litre Rucksack- Recommended POD Black Ice, Crux AK47 (extendable) and Crux AK57.
    • 30 Litre Rucksack with cover.
    • Base Camp Duffel with padlock for climbing equipment’s - XXL.
    • Duffel Bag for trekking with padlock for clothing - L.
    • 5 season sleeping bag with compression bag- Recommended North Face and Mountain Hardwear.
    • Sleeping bag (comfort rated - 15 ºC).
    • 2 X 5 season foam sleeping mat- Recommended 72 x 20 inches (20 x 5 x 5.5 inches folded) and weigh around 14 ounces.
    • Swiss Army Knife with multi tools system or leather men.
    • 1 liter stainless steel thermos - that works in extreme weather condition.
    • Water bottles 1 Litre X 2.
    • Basic First Aid Kit including: antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhea treatment (Imodium), altitude (Diamox), painkillers, plasters and blister treatment, insect repellent, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite). Glucose tablets and multi-vitamin tablets are also a good idea.

    Climbing Equipments

    • Climbing helmet- Recommended Black Diamond.
    • Ski Googleswith UV protection and anti-fog system.
    • Sunglasses with UV protection.
    • Snow Googleswith 100% UV protection and anti-fog system.
    • Headlamp- Recommended Black Diamond & Petzl.
    • Spare batteries- Recommended Energizer Ultimate Lithium batteries.
    • Classical Alpine ice-axe- Recommended (70-90 cm) Petzl, or Grivel Air Tech, or Black Diamond.
    • Crampons that fits Mountaineering and Alpine boots- Recommended Grivel G-12 New-Matic Crampons.

    Washing Kit & Toiletries

    • Waterproof washing kit bag.
    • Towel - medium size.
    • Washing soap, towel, tooth pest, tooth brush etc.
    • Sun Lotion Enough +30SPF (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)
    • Hand wash & sanitizer.
    • Toilet paper (you can buy this in the lodges).
    • Wet tissue.

    Harness Set

    • Light weight Harness- Recommended DMM Super Couloir, or Black Diamond Couloir Harness, or Mammut Ophira 3 Side climbing harness.
    • Ascender (Jummer)- Recommended Petzl or Black Diamond.
    • Abseiling device- Recommended Black Diamond ATC Guide Bley Device, or Petzl GRIGRI 2 Grey Belay, or Descent Device D14BG.
    • Screw gate Carabiners (2 large, 2 small size)- Recommended Petzl or Black Diamond.
    • Bent Gate Carabiners (2 medium size)- Recommended Petzl or Black Diamond.
    • 6 mm rope- Recommended 2 meters UIAA tested.
    • 6 mm rope- Recommended 5 meters UIAA tested.
    • 1 X tape sling- Recommended 120 cm UIAA tested.
    • Dynamic 8.9 mm rope (single rope) - Recommended 2 m UIAA tested.

    Optional Items

    • Trekking poles.
    • Pulley device.
    • Trainers or similar for use in the lodges.
    • Shorts.
    • Base layer leggings.
    • Snow Gaiter.
    • Sleeping bag liner.
    • Pillowcase.
    • Travel clothes.
    • Camera.
    • Repair kit (like needle, thread, duct tape).
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  • Overview

    Manaslu (8,163) is the high peak of the Gorkha massif, and is one of the EIGHT highest mountain in the world. Climbing Manaslu requires more time than other 8000m Peaks in Nepal due to long approach to reach to the base camp which makes it more interesting.

    The name Manaslu is derived from the Sanskrit word "Manasa" which can be roughly translated as "Soul", hence called the Mountain of the Spirit.  The first survey of the peak was made by a Japanese expedition in 1952 and the first climb was made by Japanese team on the peak in May 9, 1956.

    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.

    Normally, we go for the North East Face with four camps will be set up in the approach of the mountain. There will be a few stretches of steep climbing and crevasses from Camp I to Camp II. Slippery snow climbing is required from Camp II to Camp III. Avalanches are a threat from Camp III to Camp IV.

    Mostly Mount Manaslu is climbed in Autumn Season as the Monsoon season is over; Snow in the mountain starts to deposit. Due to this, fixing the ropes, ladders and cramps is easier. And with the service of Personal Sherpa with Full Expedition Services, you are one step closer on achieving you Manaslu Summit Dream. However, you must be physically and mentally fit despite the harsh weather condition in the mountains. And good team spirit and coordination is a Must for successful summit.

    What is included

    • Arrival & Departure Airport transfers -Airport/Hotel/Airport.
    • 4 nights  in Kathmandu Hotel Malla on Bed & Breakfast Basis – Twin Sharing Room.
    • Bus: Ktm-Besisahar – Jagat – Dharapani  - with members  and Sherpa Guide with food and equipments.
    • Return  from Dharapani – Besisahar – Ktm  with members  and Support staffs.
    • Manaslu Expedition Permit, National Park & TIMS Permit.
    • Stool shipment charges and Garbage Deposit fee.
    • 1 Government Liaison officer on sharing basis with other International group Members.
    • Lodge  Trekking  with accommodation  and Food 3 meals a day  in Local  Lodges  to BC  and on return
    • 1 Base Camp Cook & 1 Kitchen Helper for all necessary food prepration.
    • 10 porters per member for Trekking up to Base Camp to carry Members Personal Bags and all necessary Thamserku Equipments.
    • 5 porters per member  from Base Camp to Arughat  to carry Members Personal Bags and all Thamserku Equipments.
    • Maximum 45 kgs per member for personal baggage.
    • All Nepali staffs & porters daily wages/equipments/food/ clothings with medical & emergency rescue Insurance.
    • 1 VE 25 North Face or Mountain Hardware tents for base camp for Per member
    • Foam Mattresses, Dinning/Kitchen/Toilet/Store Tent, Hot Shower Tent, Tables & Chairs,  Cooking gears.
    • 1 Solar Pannel at Base camp for light & battery charge.
    • 1 Gas Heater for dinning tent at Base Camp for Group.
    • 2 Bottles of New Russian POISK Oxygen.
    • 1 High Altitude Climbing Guide for each Members with his Insurance, Equipments, Food and allowance.
    • 1 Refilled Oxygen for Sherpa with Mask and Regulator.
    • 4 High Altitude Tents - sharing with your personal Sherpa guide : 2 People in 1 Tent
    • High Altitude Food, Cooking Pot / utensils and EPI Gas for both Members and Sherpa.
    • Fixed Rope Fee Charge.
    • Service of Walkie / Talkie for communication at base camp.
    • 1 Satellite Phone with USD 50 calling card on renting – for emergency use only.
    • Last Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu.

    What is not included

    • International Airfares.
    • Nepal Visa fee.
    • Extra hotel nights in Kathmandu.
    • Lunch and dinner during Kathmandu Hotel stay.
    • Personal Climbing equipment.
    • Insurance: Travel and High Altitude Insurance /Accident/Medical/emergency evacuation.
    • Alcoholic beverages, soft drinks, hot water , extra Tea/ coffee  during trek.
    • Other personal nature expenses & Personal equipment's.
    • For Additional Oxygen Supplement – USD 550.00 Per Bottle New Russian Poisk Oxygen.
    • FOR ADDITIONAL High Altitude climbing Guide - USD 2500.00 PER SHERPA.
    • Sherpa Summit Bonus  USD 1200  & Non Summit Bonus USD 800 Per Sherpa.
    • International Air Cargo Clearance Government Tax Fee  USD 80  each  client.
    • Any other thing that are not mentioned in the above cost includes.
    • Tipping to local staffs / base camp members.
  • Detailed Itinerary

    Day 1 : Depart Home

    Depart Home

    Day 2 : Arrive in Kathmandu

    Depending on your arrival time, our representative will be at the airport to receive you and transfer you to your booked hotel.


    Overnight in Hotel

    Meals: B

    Day 3 : In Kathmandu

    Day is at leisure to make necessary preparation for your big adventure and process for the Government formalities. Check the equipment, last minute shopping. Team Leader will need to go to Ministry of Tourism for the Briefing before expedition.


    Overnight in Hotel

    Meals: B

    Day 4 : Drive to Besisahar, change of Vehicle from Besisahar to Dharapani

    Today will be a long hour drive. After early breakfast at the hotel, we start our road adventure to Besisahar which takes around 6 hrs drive. Once we reach there, we will change our vehicle to Local Jeep – load all the expedition equipment’s and bags. Then we continue to Dharapani driving on a mountain road which takes another 4 hrs off road drive.


    Overnight at Local Lodge

    Meals: Full Board

    Day 5 : Trek to Karche

    Breakfast at the lode. Today our walking adventure starts. We start our trek from Dharapani to Karche passing through beautiful villages - Tilche and Gho. It takes around 6/7 hrs walk.


    Walking hours - 5 hrs

    Elevation Gain - 800 m

    Overnight at Local Lodge

    Meals: Full Board

    Day 6 : Trek to Bhimthang

    You climb up the valley through primeval forest until you reach the scree of the end moraine of the Bimthang Glacier, which you have to traverse beneath a steep slope. On a clear day, you can have a wonderful view over to the North and West Faces of Manaslu. The rest of the way you will follow a vegetated moraine ridge to the small summer pastures of Bimthang (3.700), a very idyllic place with landscape views.


    Walking hour - 6hrs

    Elevation Gain - 1050 m

    Overnight at Local Lodge

    Meals: Full Board

    Day 7 : Rest day in Bhimthang

    In-order to increase your body adaption in high elevation, we have a rest day at Bhimthang. We take a short hike to Ponkar Lake 4100m.


    Walking Time – 3 hrs

    Elevation Gain – 400m

    Overnight at Local Lodge

    Meals: Full Board

    Day 8 : Cross Larkye Pass 5135M, and trek to Dharmashala/Samdo

    Today we start early as we have a long day walk. After an hour walk the ascent will get steeper  and on the way enjoy the magnificent views of the surrounding high mountains, Kang Guru (6.981 m), Gyachi Kang (7.074 m), Nemjung (7.140 m), und Panbari (6.905 m), before you reach the pass, lushly decorated with prayer flags. The descent on the other side is rather flat and easy – but very long. Over the pasture of Larkya Phedi (4.460m) finally you reach the small hamlet of Samdo (3.850m) at the foot of the pass.


    Walking hour – 8/10 hrs

    Elevation gain - 1.450m/Elevation down - 1.300m

    Overnight at Local Lodge

    Meals: Full Board

    Day 9 : Trek to Sama Gaon

    After the exhausting walk yesterday, it is only a short stretch through the broad river valley of Buri Gandaki today, down to the beautiful village of Samagaon (3.530m). All of the time Manaslu (8.163m) has been towering majestically over you.


    Walking hour 3/4 hrs

    Elevation Gained - 300m

    Overnight at Local Lodge

    Meals: Full Board

    Day 10 : Rest day in Sama Gaon

    Today we have a rest day at Sama Gaon. For the active hikers you have an option of taking a short hike to Pung Gyen Gumba – around 4/5 hrs walk which offers the impressive South Face of Manaslu.


    Walking hour – 4 hrs

    Elevation Gain – 400m

    Overnight at Local Lodge

    Meals: Full Board

    Day 11 : Hike to Base Camp

    With fresh porters from Samagaon you will take on the steep ascent to your home for the next few weeks. Passing a scenic ice fall and through thickets of birch forest, you will reach a long moraine ridge that takes you all the way to basecamp (4.800-5.000m) at the foot of the enormous Manaslu Glacier. Upon reaching base camp; you are welcomed by our Base Camp staffs.


    Walking Hour – 5/6 hrs,

    Elevation Gained - 1350m

    Overnight at Tent

    Meals: Full Board

    Day 12-14 : At Manaslu Base Camp

    Two days is at leisure to acclimatize your body. Our Climbing Guide Team will do the thorough check of the climbing equipment's, oxygen bottles & mask and safety equipment's.


    Our base camp members will do necessary preparation for auspicious Puja Ceremony at Base Camp – offering prayers to Mount Manaslu for good weather.


    Overnight at Tent


    Overnight at Tent – Meals – Full Board

    Meals: Full Board

    Day 15 : Hike up to CAMP 1 and return back to BC

    The route up to Camp 1 (5600m) involves climbing over glassy slopes, rocky moraine followed by a crevassed glacier with occasional small ice steps at 5500m.

    Day 16 : Rest day at Base Camp

    Rest day at Base Camp.

    Day 17 : Climb to Camp 1 and spend a night there.

    Climb to Camp 1 and spend a night there.

    Day 18 : From Camp 1, hike to Camp 2 (6400m) and return back to Base Camp.

    The route / section between Camp 1 & Camp 2 is considered as the technical crux of the climb with rugged ice fall with fixed ropes and aluminum ladders climb for security at steeper sections.

    Day 19 : Rest day at Base Camp.

    Rest day at Base Camp.

    Day 20 : Rest day at Base Camp.

    Rest day at Base Camp.

    Day 21 : Rest day at Base Camp.

    Rest day at Base Camp.

    Day 22 : Climb to Camp 1 and spend the night.

    Climb to Camp 1 and spend the night.

    Day 23 : Climb to Camp 2 and spend the night.

    Climb to Camp 2 and spend the night.

    Day 24 : Hike up to Camp 3 (6800m) and return back to Base Camp.

    Above Camp 2 the slopes ease off with the help of fixed ropes at irregular steep sections.

    Day 25 : Rest day at Base Camp.

    Rest day at Base Camp.

    Day 26 : Rest day at Base Camp.

    Rest day at Base Camp.

    Day 27 : Rest day at Base Camp.

    Rest day at Base Camp.

    Day 28 : Rest day at Base Camp.

    Rest day at Base Camp.

    Day 29 : Climb to Camp 1.

    Climb to Camp 1.

    Day 30 : Climb to Camp 2.

    Climb to Camp 2.

    Day 31 : Climb to Camp 3.

    Climb to Camp 3.

    Day 32 : Climb to Camp 4.

    Climb to Camp 4.

    Day 33 : Summit Mt Manaslu and return back to Camp 2.

    Summit day finally takes you through relatively easy terrain and wide snow slopes. Two steeper steps are overcome with fix ropes until you reach the summit col and the exposed ridge to pre-summit and main summit. On a fine day the view is exceptional – you will see the range from Dhaulagiri to Annapurna in the west and all the way to Shisha Pangma in the east.

    Day 34 : Return down to Base Camp.

    Return down to Base Camp.

    Day 35-37 : In Base Camp. Packing up and cleaning the Base Camp.

    In Base Camp. Packing up and cleaning the Base Camp.

    Day 38 : Descent down to Samagaon.

    We bid farewell to our Base Camp staffs and then continue trekking down to Samagaon.


    Overnight at Local Lodge.

    Meals: Full Board

    Day 39 : Trek down to Namrung.

    After breakfast you trek down to Namrung Village which takes around 6/7 hrs walk.


    Overnight at Local Lodge.

    Meals: Full Board

    Day 40 : Trek down to Deng.

    After breakfast you trek down to Namrung Village which takes around 6/7hrs walk.


    Overnight at Local Lodge.

    Meals: Full Board

    Day 41 : Trek down to Jagat.

    After breakfast you trek down to Namrung Village which takes around 6/7 hrs walk.


    Overnight at Local Lodge.

    Meals: Full Board

    Day 42 : Trek down to Machha Khola or Lapubesi.

    After breakfast you trek down to Namrung Village which takes around 6/7 hrs walk.


    Overnight at Local Lodge.

    Meals: Full Board

    Day 43 : Trek down to Sotikhola and Jeep drive to Arughat and then continue driving to Kathmandu.

    Trek down to Sotikhola and Jeep drive to Arughat and then continue driving to Kathmandu.


    Overnight at Hotel Malla.

    Meals: BB

    Day 44 : In Kathmandu.

    Rest day in Kathmandu. Debriefing at the Ministry.


    Evening farewell dinner at the selected local restaurant with all team members.


    Overnight at Hotel Malla.

    Meals: BB

    Day 45 : Final Departure.

    Depending upon your flight timings you are transferred to Kathmandu Airport for your flight back home. International check-in time is 3 hours prior to departure.

    Day 46 : Arrive back home.

    Arrive back home.

  • Essential Info

    Visa

    Most nationalities require a visa for Nepal, which can be obtained in advance or upon arrival. The current cost of a visa on arrival is
    • For 15 days Multiple Entry: USD 30.00 Per Person
    • For 30 days Multiple Entry: USD 50.00 Per Person
    • For 90 days Multiple Entry: USD 125.00 Per Person
    You will also need a passport photo. Application forms are available in the immigration hall (or for electronic passports there are visa registration machines which, after inserting your passport, automatically fill out a form for you). You must firstly join the queue to pay the visa fee, and then go to the relevant immigration desk to obtain your 15, 30 or 90 day visa stamp. There can be long queues for visas on arrival.

    Vaccinations

    There are no mandatory vaccination requirements. Recommended vaccinations are: Polio, Tetanus, Diphtheria, Typhoid, Hepatitis A. The risk of malaria is present in certain regions only (such as Chitwan); you may wish to consult your GP or travel health clinic for further advice. Dengue fever is a known risk in places visited. It is a tropical viral disease spread by daytime biting mosquitoes. There is currently no vaccine or prophylaxis available for Dengue, and therefore the best form of prevention is to avoid being bitten. We recommend you take the usual precautions to avoid mosquito bites.

    Most of our trips to Nepal go to high altitudes where there is a risk of being affected by Acute Mountain Sickness. Our itineraries are designed to enable everyone to acclimatize to these altitudes, but you should be aware that it is still possible for you to be affected.

    Eating & Drinking

    Breakfast is included throughout the trip and all meals are provided while camping (all breakfasts, 3 lunches and 2 dinners).

    Breakfast is included throughout the trip and all meals are provided while camping. On trek the breakfast will be a set menu usually consisting of porridge and toast. Any additional items that are not included in the set menu should be ordered and paid for separately. We do not include lunch and dinner in the tea-houses, allowing you to choose what you want to eat and when. Although most lodges have almost identical menus, they are reasonably extensive and offer a varied selection, ranging from traditional Nepalese dhal bhat to pizza and apple pie.

    Although meat is available in the teahouses, we advise against eating it on trek. The meat has often been carried in the heat from lower altitudes for several days before reaching the lodges, and can cause stomach upsets or illness. Germs can also be spread by handling dirty money - we recommend using hand sanitiser.

    If you buy imported food and drink whilst on trek you will spend more than the suggested amount.

    Drinking Water

    Staying hydrated is important when undertaking any physical activity but particularly so at altitude where it is generally recommended to drink at least 3-4 litres per person per day.

    We strongly encourage you not to buy bottled water on trek as this contributes to the growing problem of plastic pollution in Nepal's trekking areas.

    All teahouses will provide cold water free of charge, if requested. Although this should not be drunk untreated, we recommend that you bring a reusable bottle with a wide opening (Nalgene or similar) with you and use a SteriPEN to treat it with. A SteriPEN is a handheld UV water purifier – small, lightweight and battery powered so easy to pack for a trek. In Nepal's trekking regions most of the bottled water isn't strictly 'mineral water' anyway but is UV treated, so it's exactly the same technology. It's quick to use, far more effective than purification tablets, and the water is ready immediately. It's fine to use a SteriPEN on non-boiled water so long as it isn't cloudy or full of sediment (which is uncommon in these regions).

    SteriPENs are widely stocked on Amazon, outdoor shops and other online retailers; look for the latest models but avoid USB charging ones. Better still, a SteriPEN will pay for itself over the course of the trek and you won't leave behind a single plastic bottle – you will end up spending the same or even less than you would on bottled water, plus you can keep it for future trips.

    If you prefer not to invest in a SteriPEN, the teahouses also sell boiled water for approx. Rs150-300 per litre (the price increases the higher you trek) which should not require treating. This is also perfect for a bedtime refill as it can double up as a hot water bottle.

    While camping boiled water is supplied for drinking.

    Weather

    The main trekking season in Nepal is from October to mid-May when daytime temperatures at most altitudes are generally comfortable for walking, the sky is clear much of the time and rain and snow are occasional occurrences. Daytime temperatures will vary from 15ºC to 35ºC in the Kathmandu Valley to around 10ºC at 3,600m and progressively lower the higher we go.

    Different seasons offer different advantages for trekking.

    Post Monsoon/autumn: Mid-September to November. This is the main trekking season in Nepal. Day temperatures in Kathmandu are approximately above 20ºC. Skies are usually clear and days on trek are sunny and mild with clear mountain views. At the highest altitudes although the days can be nice and sunny the temperatures can drop to 10ºC and much lower. Nights will be colder with temperatures dropping as low as minus 10ºC and lower at the highest altitudes.

    Pre monsoon/spring: March to May. Both day and night temperatures will be warmer in general but haze will often build up in the afternoons. It is very hot in the lowlands and temperatures rise to 35ºC in Kathmandu. Flowers bloom in this season and this is one of the reasons people chose to trek in spring.

    Snow can be expected on any departure, usually at the higher altitudes. Summit day will be a very early start (usually about 2am) and will be extremely cold. Although mostly it is calm and clear on summit day the mountain does occasionally get high winds. You need to be equipped for temperatures as low as minus 25ºC plus wind chill on summit day.

    Please remember that in any mountain area the weather is never wholly predictable and you should be prepared and equipped to deal with any differences in weather beyond the conditions described above.

    Fitness Level and Technical Ability

    Fitness Level and Technical Ability Climbers wishing to join this expedition must already be experienced with rock and ice climbing and have successfully completed previous climbs at high altitude, over 4500m (15,000ft). This expedition requires excellent levels of fitness to endure the extreme conditions of summiting big peaks. To prepare for this, climbers should undergo a regular and strenuous exercise regime for at least 6 months to build their strength, stamina and endurance.

    Is this Trip for you?

    Equipment Checklist

    Body Wear

    • Down Suit- Recommended Absolute Zero Oversuit by Mountain Hardwear, or Ulvetanna Suit by Berghaus, or The Himalayan Suit by The North Face, or the Expedition Suit by Rab.
    • Waterproof Jacket and Over trousers that goes over your alpine boot.
    • Balaclava- Recommended The North Face A3543 Unisex Wool Balaclava or similar covering nose and face.
    • Fleece or woolen hat.
    • Earmuffs/Ear warmers (optional).
    • Buff Scarf / thin face mask.
    • Long sleeve Thermal shirt and Trousers- Recommended anti-sweat.
    • Anti-sweat T-shirt.
    • Fleece trouser and jacket or warm jumper - Recommended not thick but warm enough that fits inside the Gore Tex pant, Patagonia, or The North Face, or Mountain Hardwear.
    • Thermal inner trouser.
    • Down jacket with hoodie.
    • Hiking pant.
    • Ultra-Soft Running/Hiking Socks (2 pair - new).
    • Smart wool Mountaineering Socks (2 pair - new).
    • Trekking socks (4-5 pair).
    • Alpine boot Recommended La Sportiva Men's Nepal EVO GTX Boot or similar.
    • Mountaineering boot Recommended La Sportiva Olympus Mons Evo or Millet Everest GTX.
    • Trekking boots.
    • Hollow Out Outdoor Slipper.

    Hand wear

    • Liner gloves- thin and warm.
    • Down mitts- Recommended the North Face, or Marmot Expedition mitt, or Mountain Hardwear Absolute Zero Mittand.
    • Mountain Gloves- Recommended water & wind proof.
    • Fleece or woolen thin gloves for trekking.

    Other Equipments

    • 55-65 Litre Rucksack- Recommended POD Black Ice, Crux AK47 (extendable) and Crux AK57.
    • 30 Litre Rucksack with cover.
    • Base Camp Duffel with padlock for climbing equipment’s - XXL.
    • Duffel Bag for trekking with padlock for clothing - L.
    • 5 season sleeping bag with compression bag- Recommended North Face and Mountain Hardwear.
    • Sleeping bag (comfort rated - 15 ºC).
    • 2 X 5 season foam sleeping mat- Recommended 72 x 20 inches (20 x 5 x 5.5 inches folded) and weigh around 14 ounces.
    • Swiss Army Knife with multi tools system or leather men.
    • 1 liter stainless steel thermos - that works in extreme weather condition.
    • Water bottles 1 Litre X 2.
    • Basic First Aid Kit including: antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhea treatment (Imodium), altitude (Diamox), painkillers, plasters and blister treatment, insect repellent, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite). Glucose tablets and multi-vitamin tablets are also a good idea.

    Climbing Equipments

    • Climbing helmet- Recommended Black Diamond.
    • Ski Googleswith UV protection and anti-fog system.
    • Sunglasses with UV protection.
    • Snow Googleswith 100% UV protection and anti-fog system.
    • Headlamp- Recommended Black Diamond & Petzl.
    • Spare batteries- Recommended Energizer Ultimate Lithium batteries.
    • Classical Alpine ice-axe- Recommended (70-90 cm) Petzl, or Grivel Air Tech, or Black Diamond.
    • Crampons that fits Mountaineering and Alpine boots- Recommended Grivel G-12 New-Matic Crampons.

    Washing Kit & Toiletries

    • Waterproof washing kit bag.
    • Towel - medium size.
    • Washing soap, towel, tooth pest, tooth brush etc.
    • Sun Lotion Enough +30SPF (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)
    • Hand wash & sanitizer.
    • Toilet paper (you can buy this in the lodges).
    • Wet tissue.

    Harness Set

    • Light weight Harness- Recommended DMM Super Couloir, or Black Diamond Couloir Harness, or Mammut Ophira 3 Side climbing harness.
    • Ascender (Jummer)- Recommended Petzl or Black Diamond.
    • Abseiling device- Recommended Black Diamond ATC Guide Bley Device, or Petzl GRIGRI 2 Grey Belay, or Descent Device D14BG.
    • Screw gate Carabiners (2 large, 2 small size)- Recommended Petzl or Black Diamond.
    • Bent Gate Carabiners (2 medium size)- Recommended Petzl or Black Diamond.
    • 6 mm rope- Recommended 2 meters UIAA tested.
    • 6 mm rope- Recommended 5 meters UIAA tested.
    • 1 X tape sling- Recommended 120 cm UIAA tested.
    • Dynamic 8.9 mm rope (single rope) - Recommended 2 m UIAA tested.

    Optional Items

    • Trekking poles.
    • Pulley device.
    • Trainers or similar for use in the lodges.
    • Shorts.
    • Base layer leggings.
    • Snow Gaiter.
    • Sleeping bag liner.
    • Pillowcase.
    • Travel clothes.
    • Camera.
    • Repair kit (like needle, thread, duct tape).
  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Hotel in Kathmandu.
    Bed & Breakfast Basis for 3 nights at the beginning and 2 nights at the end of the expedition, in double rooms.


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