Home > Destination > Expedition in Nepal > Manaslu Expedition 8163m

Manaslu Expedition 8163m - 42 Days

Manaslu_copy_1280x853-01

Climb the 8th highest peak in the world, an Excellent preliminary peak for Everest, fully guided expedition with Sherpa support, helicopter flight to Kathmandu

Standing tall with a towering height of (8,156m), Manaslu is the eighth highest mountain in the World and a highly sought climb for worldwide mountaineers. As many as six different routes have been discovered for the Manaslu summit. Manaslu Expedition has been used as the preliminary training for Everest Expedition and is seen by many as the alternative to Cho Oyu. Also, this mountain is the best if you are looking for the first 8000m peak climb.

The combination of expertise from our mountain guides and use of top-grade safety and climbing gears coupled with proper itinerary and allocation of proper acclimatization days will make our Manaslu Expedition a successful and memorable adventure that we will cherish throughout life.

Our Manaslu expedition begins with gradually gaining altitude as we trek to base camp allowing our body to adapt to the altitude. After the completion of the expedition, we fly back to Kathmandu from Samagaon instead of trekking all the way back in order at the same time. With this flight, you can easily save up to 6 days that would have taken if you had chosen to trek instead of flight.

Our expedition starts with a trek to Manaslu base camp. Gradually gain altitude as we trek to base camp. From base camp, we will set up 4 camps before climbing to the summit of Manaslu. Camp 1 at (5500m), Camp 2 at (6,250m), Camp 3 at (6,800m), Camp 4 at (7,450m), supported: Our Manaslu Expedition is fully supported and guided by the local experienced Sherpa team. We provide a 1.1 Sherpa to client ratio on the summit day.

Trip Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu (1,350m) – transfer to hotel
Day 02: Official and climb preparation (1,350m)
Day 03: Drive – Kathmandu to Sotikhola (710m)
Day 04: Trek – Sotikhola to Machha Khola 900m 6/7 hrs
Day 05; Trek – Machha Khola to Jagat (1,410m) 6/7 hrs
Day 06: Trek from Jagat to Deng (1,804m) 6/7 hrs
Day 07: Trek from Deng to Namrung (2,630m) 6/7 hrs
Day 08: Trek – Namrung to Samagaon (3,530m) 6/7 hrs
Day 09: Rest day at Samagaon and acclimatization day
Day 10: Trek to Manaslu Base Camp (4,700m) 4/5 hrs
Day 11-12: Rest and get organized/Puja Ceremony
Day 13-24: Acclimatization and rotation of higher camps
Day 25-38: Summit climb and descend to base camp
Day 39: Clean up and depart base camp to Samagaon
Day 40: Fly back to Kathmandu (1,350m) on a helicopter
Day 41: Free day in Kathmandu (1,350m)
Day 42: Fly back to home

25-38 – Summit climb and descend

Base Camp to Camp I:
After a few days of acclimatization and training in Base Camp of Manaslu, we will make ascend to Camp I (5,700m) via the rugged path consisting of moraine and glacier. The trail stretches through crevassed glaciers and small ice steps to reach Camp I. The site offers epic views of the surrounding mountains. You can also view the route that you are going to follow to Camp IV.

Camp I to Camp II:
Climbing from Camp I to Camp II (6,400m) is a bit technical in nature. The trail progresses through the longer sections of vertical snow and ice. We will move forward by cutting small ice steps and the expert Sherpas will set up fixed ropes on exposed sections for your safety. Climbing from Camp I to Camp II may take anywhere between 4 – 6 hours.

Camp II to Camp III:
It takes 5 – 7 hours of the moderately steep climb to reach Camp III (6,900m) from Camp II. We will proceed through small ice steps and slopes. The route is mostly straightforward.

Camp III to Camp IV:
Another 5 – 7 hrs of the strenuous climb from Camp III will be enough to take us to Camp IV. We will take proper rest and prepare for the final climb to the summit.

Camp IV to Summit and return to Base Camp:
Climb to the summit is not technical but it demands great physical strength. Also, the increased altitude will propose additional challenges. Sherpas will fix the cables wherever necessary to ensure the successful ascend to the summit. Finally, we will be on top of the eighth highest mountain in the world. We will capture the memories on camera and then prepare ourselves for the long descent to the Base Camp. We will celebrate the successful climb and stay overnight in Base Camp.

Customize Your Expedition:
For more information please e-mail us at ramalpinetrav@gmail.com

Day 1
Arrive at Kathmandu (1,350m) – transfer to hotel

Day 2
Official and climb preparation (1,350m)

Day 3
Drive – Kathmandu to Sotikhola (710m)

Day 4

Day 04: Trek – Sotikhola to Machha Khola 900m 6/7 hrs
Day 05; Trek – Machha Khola to Jagat (1,410m) 6/7 hrs
Day 06: Trek from Jagat to Deng (1,804m) 6/7 hrs
Day 07: Trek from Deng to Namrung (2,630m) 6/7 hrs
Day 08: Trek – Namrung to Samagaon (3,530m) 6/7 hrs
Day 09: Rest day at Samagaon and acclimatization day
Day 10: Trek to Manaslu Base Camp (4,700m) 4/5 hrs
Day 11-12: Rest and get organized/Puja Ceremony
Day 13-24: Acclimatization and rotation of higher camps
Day 25-38: Summit climb and descend to base camp
Day 39: Clean up and depart base camp to Samagaon
Day 40: Fly back to Kathmandu (1,350m) on a helicopter
Day 41: Free day in Kathmandu (1,350m)
Day 42: Fly back to home

Cost Inclusion

  • Nepalese government royalty fees for Manaslu.
  • Fully supported and guided expedition to Manaslu
  • 1:1 Sherpa to client ratio on summit day
  • 4 bottled oxygen with the use of the latest mask and regulator
  • All expedition organizational requirements
  • Service of the base camp manager and climbing sirdars
  • Satellite communication system at base camp but nominal charge for use
  • Radio set for communication between camps
  • Meals at base camp and higher camps during expedition
  • Meals and accommodation during the trekking period
  • Personal tents at Base Camp, high tents, kitchen tents, dining tents, shower tents, toilet tents, store tents, cooking utensils, and more for your comfort.
  • Twin sharing accommodation at a 4-star hotel in Kathmandu
  • Samagaun to Kathmandu helicopter flight on sharing basis
  • Staffs wages, allowances with their insurance
  • Common climbing equipment
  • Porterage of climbing equipment
  • Liaison officer daily wages and fees
  • Applicable national park fees and local taxes

Cost Exclusion

  • International airfare/Nepal visa fees
  • Custom for bringing any expedition goods
  • Personal trekking and climbing gears
  • Insurance (Mandatory)
  • Summit bonus for your sherpa (USD 1200 minimum)
  • Gratuities for staff/Personal expenses
Prerequisite

High Altitude Expeditions like Manaslu require previous mountaineering experience and it is expected that the climber has previous experience of climbing at least (6000m)

Also, you will be spending 42 days on the mountain, a fierce determination, strong mental health, and a burning desire to climb the mountain are the essential pre-requisites for joining this expedition. Prepare yourself to tackle high altitude sickness, tough weather conditions, and exhaustion. One needs to be familiar with the use of climbing equipment, walking in snow and ice, and must have a good level of fitness. You should be familiar with Rope skills, ice ax arrest, crampon skills, the use of ascenders (Jumar) and descenders, and how to use your particular harness.

Oxygen

The use of oxygen equipment plays a huge role in climbing high mountains and can help to avoid many critical situations and save your life. We provide 4 bottles of Poisk oxygen to each climber with the use of a mask & regulator (Top Out or Summit Oxygen Systems).

Meals

We consider delicious and nutritious food to be a key component to the overall success of our expeditions. We charter the food by flight and take the utmost care in quality and hygienic preparation. Our High Altitude Chef will be with us for all meals at Base Camp and Camp 2. During the trek, your meals will be served at the teahouse/lodge you will stay and in Kathmandu, only breakfast will be provided to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where and with whom to eat for lunch or dinner.

If you have any special dietary requirements please let us know in advance and we will be sure to cater to your needs.

Accommodation

We provide each climber with an individual tent at the base camp during an entire expedition. Each tent will have spacious space, comfortable mattresses, carpeted floors, and more for your comfort. Higher above base camp, a high-quality extreme weather tent will be provided for every 2 climbers. It’s also a lot warmer and safer when you can keep an eye on each other.

Route

Our expedition starts with a trek to Manaslu base camp. Gradually gain altitude as we trek to base camp. From base camp, we will set up 4 camps before climbing to the summit of Manaslu. Camp 1 at (5500m), Camp 2 at (6,250m), Camp 3 at (6,800m), Camp 4 at (7,450m).

Base camp

Our base camp is well-appointed, providing each climber with a comfortable environment. There will be a warm dining room, a personal tent for each individual, a kitchen tent, a Shower and etc., and more for your comfort. We provide spacious expedition quality personal tents for all our clients both with full board or base-camp service only.

Weather forecast

We subscribe to the weather forecasting services during the expedition summit period to provide the best weather forecast for the summit push.

Communication

Our Manaslu Expedition group will be equipped with a satellite phone for emergency purposes throughout the expedition duration. The cell phone network is available during the trekking section and at base camp but the service is not reliable and may fluctuate depending on weather conditions. Satellite internet is available at base camp at an extra cost. In case you need to make a personal call, you can use the sat phone for $3 per minute.

We also provide a radio communication system to communicate between the camps.

Insurance

It’s mandatory to get rescue insurance before embarking on any adventurous activities like high-altitude expeditions. We advise all our clients to get the insurance that covers emergency helicopter evacuation that may be needed in case of the occurrence of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) in high altitudes where there are no other means of transportation available. Medical expenses, Baggage loss, Delays and Cancellation, and Death & Repatriation are also other important factors to include when purchasing your Insurance.

It is advisable to review carefully the insurance and its coverages before making the final decision.

Equipment List

Equipment Listed [for Expedition]
The gear listed below is required for the expedition. We encourage you to get all equipment listed below and kindly ensure you check and try every piece of equipment. You can also buy or hire the same in Kathmandu as they are available in the many trekking shops from branded to local manufacturers in Kathmandu.

Head:
→ Warm Hat and Bandana/Scarf
→ Baseball cap
→ Thermal Balaclava / Buff
→ Sunglasses with UV protection
→ Ski goggles (Anti-fog and good ventilation)
→ Headlight X 2 with spare batteries
→ Climbing helmet

Upper body:
→ Long-sleeved shirts
→ T-Shirts
→ Baselayers
→ Warm Jackets/Sweater/Pullover
→ Waterproof jackets
→ Down Jacket with hood (800m fill)
→ Primaloft or light down jacket
→ Down Suit; Lightweight, comfortable fit and 800m fill)

Lower body:
→ Thermal
→ Inner-wears / Baselayers
→ Undergarments
→ Waterproof trousers
→ Trekking trousers
→ Down or Primaloft pants

Feet:
→ Warm socks (4-5 pairs thin socks/4-5 pairs thick socks)
→ Trekking shoes (Preferably full to protect/support your ankle)
→ 8000m Mountaineering boots (Lightweight and comfortable size)
→ Camp Shoes
→ Gaiters
→ Down shoe

Hands:
→ Gloves
→ Primaloft Mitten
→ Down Mitten

Climbing equipment:
→ Backpack 30-35 liters (To carry your sunblock, water, camera, waterproof jackets and others that you may require while trekking)
→ Backpack 60-70 liters for climbing
→ A pair of trekking poles
→ Harness
→ Ascender/Jumar (Large handle)
→ Descender /Figure 8
→ ATC Guide
→ Carabiners (4 screw gates and 4 snap gates)
→ Prussik cord X 2
→ Slings X 2
→ Ice Axe
→ 12-points steel crampons
→ Inflatable sleeping mattress
→ Sleeping bag X 2 (One for base camp and one for higher camps)

Others:
→ Trekking poles
→ Water bottle one (1) liter X 2 with an insulated cover
→ Thermos
→ Multi-tool knife
→ Pee bottle
→ Bag to keep the dirty clothes
→ Large plastic bags to keep the clothes dry
→ Padlock
→ Binoculars
→ Sewing kit
→ Duct tape
→ Reading materials, notebooks, and pens
Extra clothes to wear in Kathmandu when you come back from the expedition.
→ Camera with charger or spare batteries

Toiletries and hygiene:
→ Quick-drying towel
→ Small face towel
→ Toothbrush & Toothpaste
→ Deodorants, Soap, and Shampoo (Smaller bottle)
→ Face and body moisturizer, Sunscreen, and lip balm
→ Hand sanitizer/Antiseptic wipes
→ Hygiene products
→ Basic first aid kit

Documents:
→ Passport with visa and validity of 6 months after your trip completion
→ 4 copies of passport size photos for permits and official formalities
→ Travel Insurance (Please refer to the general information page for more detail about it)

Flight tickets:
→ Credit cards in case of emergencies
→ Driving ID or any other ID in case of loss of your passport

Important Note: Your safety is of imperative concern while traveling. Take care to note that your guide has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to your safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails traveling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather, the health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The expedition guide will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan. but be prepared to be flexible if required.

Royalty Fee for Expedition

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

Manaslu Expedition 8163m
From $15,500.00
per Person

Trip Facts

  • 41N/42 Days
  • Strenuous
  • 8,156m/26,759ft
  • Spring & Autumn
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • Drive & Heli
  • Lodge/Camping
  • 4 Max 12

    Video

    Translate »