Manaslu is the 8th highest mountain in the world and situated in the central region of Nepal in the Gorkha massif the name Manaslu was derived from the Sanskrit word “Maanas” meaning “soul” or “intellect”. Toshio Imanishi, Japan and Gyalzen Norbu, Nepal were the first to climb Mount Manaslu on 09th May 1956. Though there are many routes to this mountain, as the long ridge and valley glacier offer feasibility to approach from different directions, but South Face is considered to be the most difficult. Our Manaslu Climb expedition caravan route begins from Gorkha to Samagaon, then to Manaslu Base Camp. Besides just climbing the mountain, Manaslu region offers some of the best trekking with stunning views of Manaslu Massif, Annapurna and Lamjung Himal. After completion of Manaslu Climb we retrace our route via the Larky La to the Annapurna classic route, making the expedition even more memorable one.
- Dates and cost: 45 days in Nepal.
- Full Board Service Cost: $9,500 per person
- Group Size: 2-10 person Required
- Group Leaders: Jesus Montalvo Country Spain
- Full service includes: Climbing Sherpas, hotels, trek to base camp (BC), ropes, good food on trek, in BC, & climb, group climbing equipment, tents, radios, sat phones, etcetera.
- Climbing Manaslu qualifies you for Everest from Tibet, Everest from Nepal or Lhotse.
We have noted few probable points regarding Manaslu Climb expedition whether they might be helpful:
Length of Manaslu Climbing Expedition
Our Manaslu Climb Expedition total duration is 45 days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu), this duration is planned for the overall expedition such including administrative formalities, approach to / from Base Camp, acclimatization at Base camp, and above Base camp for the summit attempt etc….The daily waling /climbing / ascent duration depends on each camp basis, such as during approach to Base camp an average walking duration is 5-6, whereas from Base camp to Camp different camps is 4-5 hours in average and from Camp 4 to the summit is 8+ hours depending on each climber. The above average duration is just generalized, but the actual climbing duration depends on each climber.
Administrative Formality / Climbing permit
There are quite lot of government formalities for obtaining the Manaslu Climbing permit, and as a professional mountaineering Expedition organizer company we take every administrative formalities for Climbing Manaslu seriously so that the member/client could enjoy a hassle free Manaslu Climbing. We process the permits 3 months in advance, therefore you are requested to send the relevant documents (please print them, fill up, scan them & send us by e-mail along with a scan passport photograph, Photo, Agreement form for each members, BIO-DATA of each members and Expedition Application Form only for group leader):
Difficulty of the Manaslu Climb
This is another major question frequently asked. And the answer to this is rather simple; the difficulty of any mountaineering depends on your previous climbing experience, physical fitness, mental preparedness etc… Manaslu Climbing is of course difficult not from technical part but due to its harsh weather conditions, high altitudes. There will be fixed ropes at difficult section of the climb to different camps to the summit for climb, so if you are bit careful about using your personal equipments such as you must not forget to cliff on your safety karabiners on fixed lines, step up your crampons carefully etc, the climb is not difficult, but for altitudinal adaptation, though the expedition is well planned in terms of proper acclimatization, at the same time it is important that you must have at least previous climbing / mountaineering experience for Manaslu expedition and proper use of technical gears such as crampons, jumar, ice-axe etc., also physical exercise by running, long walking, cardio vascular exercises. It is also important that you have general check up with your doctor before coming on the expedition.
At an Emergency
ASIANA NEPAL TREKS & EXPEDITION prides itself on being prepared for any emergency situation during Manaslu expedition. Our guides / Sirdars are trained in first aid and can deal with most of the basic ailments that are associated with the Manaslu Climbing / mountaineering. When a serious emergency does occur, then outside help is needed and such rescues are expensive therefore every climber should have his or her own insurance arranged before coming to Nepal. It is advised that you buy the Insurance Policy right from the home Country through a reliable Insurance company covering medical, accidental and rescue evacuation. Please ensure with your insurance company whether they really cover the risk for such high altitude mountaineering expeditions such as for Manaslu expedition. All our guides, staffs and porters are well insured from Asiana Nepal Treks & Expedition before departure for the expedition.
Food safety & the types of food
Food safety to keep our Manaslu expedition members is a priority for us; therefore we brief you about the food safety before departure on an expedition. All food we take for Base camp use are freshly bought from the market, properly checked the date validity or freshness before we dispatch for the expedition and all our cooks and kitchen staffs are trained in cooking varieties of hygienically prepared foods and good taste.
During approach to / from Manaslu Base camp you will have your breakfast and dinner at your teahouse. We stop for lunch at one of the various trailside restaurants. And snacks are always easy to find. During your stay at Base Camp our well trained and experienced cook will prepare fresh and tasty meals and snacks. We will have plenty of food including the traditional Nepali meal Dal Bhat (rice, curry, and lentils), noodles, rice, potatoes, vegetables and soup and Nepalese versions of western food such as pizza and French fries too. There will be also various types of snacks such as biscuits, chocolates, nuts etc also special cakes prepared by our cook with plenty of drinks such as tea, hot chocolates, coffee, juice etc… And for the Full board expedition service food for higher camps above base camp will be various types of light / energy foods such as chocolate bars, dry fruits, biscuits, tea, coffee, sugar, whole meal packed food etc….
Drinking water during Manaslu expedition
During approach from the expedition starting point to Base camp and Back to the finishing point your guide will provide you with all the water you need during your trek to Base Camp, though you may also buy bottled water on the trail, but we do not encourage much on this as the plastic bottles are difficult to dispose off and have become an environmental problem. During your stay at Base camp the water source is either from a small stream or snow melting that our cooks boil and 100% safe to drink or cooking. Above Base camp in the mountains the water source is from snow melting which is safe for drinking as well.
Equipment you should bring
Choosing the right equipment is very important especially for climbing. All group climbing equipments for Manaslu Expedition such as tents, ropes, snow bars, ice-screws, shovel, fuel, cooking pots are provided from Asiana Nepal Treks & Expedition for full board expedition service, whereas you need to have enough personal clothes to stay warm and good gears for climbing or cool yet not over packed. Usually you will have warm days and very cold nights. Detailed information about the personal gear is available on request or briefly explained about the gear list section of the page.
Extra money to bring
Without knowing your proper service selection of the expedition either Full Board expedition service, Base camp service or any other services, it is next to impossible to justify the correct amount you would need to bring, but there will be always only little money that you can bring for personal expenses such as souvenirs, drinks, personal equipment etc... Therefore, we advise you on this after your chosen expedition service.
Experience of our guides / staffs
Asiana Nepal Treks & Expedition has some of the most dependable and experienced guides / Climbing Sherpas. All of our guides / Climbing Sherpas have spent years climbing mountains and Manaslu Climbing experience with many times to the Summit, so you can be confident in our staffs.
Accommodations & toilet facility
We provide a single room for Manaslu Climbing expedition members in Kathmandu. During your approach to Manaslu Base camp you need to share a tent. We provide one tent for two members and at Base camp you will be provided a single tent with thick mattress and pillow to make your sleep comfortable and at Camp I and above you need to share tent with another member which will be also warmer. There will be also a separate toilet and shower tent facility at Base Camp.
Our approach is to raise environmental awareness among Climbers making the Manaslu Climb expedition an Eco-Manaslu expedition. We also give information to our valued clients on how to minimize maximum damage on the environment. We clean up and bring all our garbage back from Manaslu Base Camp and from the mountain as far as possible produced during the expedition. Yearly we invest 3% of our net profit for the above purpose and furthermore, in participating in various social works in Nepal. We always heartily welcome and enchant your comments and suggestions for a better way to serve our customers, environment and nature.
World’s 8th highest mountain
Coordinates: 84° 33' 22'' E- 28° 32' 52''N
Activity: Mountaineering Expedition
Grade: 5 (needs high level of physical fitness & climbing experience at least above 7000m)
Duration: 45 days
First ascent: A Japanese team led by Toshio Imanishi who himself and Gyalzen Norbu, Nepal first climbed Manaslu on May 9, 1956.
Listing: Eight-thousander, 8th highest mountain in the world
Entry: Gorkha Exit: Syange
8,163 m/26,781 ft
Coordinates:[[Not allowed]], Latitude:[[Not allowed]]
Activity: Mountaineering expedition
Entry: Gorkha Exit: Syange
Mt. Manaslu is situated in the central region of Nepal in the Gorkha massif is the eighth highest mountain in the world. The name Manaslu was derived from the Sanskrit word “Maanas” meaning “soul” or “intellect”. Japanese were the first to climb this mountain in 1956, therefore it is still considered as Japanese peak by many people. Though there are many routes to this mountain, as the long ridge and valley glacier offer feasibility to approach from different directions, but South Face is considered to be the most difficult.
Our caravan route to this mountain begins from Gorkha to Samagaon and the return route via the Larky La to the Annapurna classic route, making the expedition one of the memorable one.
Manaslu Climb Expedition guaranteed fixed departure date:
|Days||Program / memo||Overnight|
|01||Arrival at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel||Hotel|
|02||At leisure in Kathmandu, administrative formalities.||Hotel|
|03||Drive from Kathmandu to Machha Khola[[Not allowed]]ft).||Lodge|
|04||Trek from Machha Khola to Jagat (1420m / 4658ft).||Lodge|
|05||Trek from Jagat to Deng (1806m /5925ft).||Lodge|
|06||Trek from Deng to Namrung (2672m / 8766ft).||Lodge|
|07||Trek from Namrung to Samagaon (3780m / 12401ft).||Lodge|
|08||Rest Day at Samagaon for acclimatization||Lodge|
|09||Samagaon to Manaslu Base Camp (4665m / 15305ft).||Camp|
|10-35||Climbing Period Manaslu using 4 camps above Base Camp||Camp|
|36||Cleaning up Manaslu Base Camp||Camp|
|37||Trek from Manaslu Base Camp to Samagaon (3780m / 12401ft).||Lodge|
|38||Trek from Samagaon to Samdo (3873m / 12706ft).||Lodge|
|39||Trek from Samdo to Larkya Phedi (4492m / 14737ft).||Lodge|
|40||Cross the Larkya La (5211m / 17096ft) further trek to Bimthang (3720m / 12204ft)||Lodge|
|41||Trek from Bimthang to Dharapani (2007m / 6584ft).||Lodge|
|42||Trek from Dharapani to Syange (1195m / 3920ft).||Lodge|
|43||Drive from Syange to Kathmandu transfer to Hotel||Hotel|
|44||At Leisure in Kathmandu / Last farewell dinner||Hotel|
|45||Departure your destination|