Mt. Manaslu Expedition

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  • Duration 50 Days
  • Trip Difficulty Moderate
  • Destination Nepal
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About Trip

Manaslu was first climbed in 1956 by a Japanese expedition. Its name comes from the Sanskrit word Manasa, meaning 'intellect' or 'soul'. This is the same word that is the root of the name of the holy lake Manasarover near Mt kailas in Tibet. Just as the British considered Everest to be there mountain, Manaslu has always been a 'Japanese' mountain.

Mt. Manaslu, 8163m, the eighth highest mountain in the world, is located about forty miles east of Annapurna I. It is one of the popular among the 8000m. peaks for climbing in the Himalayas of Nepal and  especially for Japanese Climbers. The mountain's long ridges and valley glaciers offer feasible approaches from all directions. Possible avalanches in bad weather, crevasses and slippery snow make this mountain a little distinct from other mountains in Nepal. Normally 4 high camps are established to attempt the summit. This mountain considers as avalanche and crevasses risk between Camp I & Camp II has crevasses and avalanche threat from Camp III to Camp IV are notable in climbing the peak. A very famous climber in the field of mountaineering expedition, Reinhold Messner made the fourth ascent of Manaslu as a member of a Tyroleam expedition that climbed the peak from the Marsyangdi valley in 1972. 

HW Tilman and Jimmy Roberts photographed manaslu during a trek in 1950, but the first real survey of the peak was made by a Japanese expedition in 1952. A Japanese team made the first serious attempt on the peak from the Buri Gandaki valley in 1953 when anothere team followed in 1954, the villagers of Samagaon told them that the first team had been responsible for an avalanche which destroyed a monastery, and refused to let the 1954 expedition climb. The expedition set off to climb Ganesh Himal instead.Despite a large donation for the rebuilding of the monastery, subsequent japanese expeditions, including the one that made the first ascent in 1956, took place in an atmosphere of animosity and mistrust. 

The second successful Japanese expedition was in 1971 there was South Korean attempt in 1971, and in april 1972 an avalanche which resulted in the death of five climbers and 10 Sherpas ended the second South Korean expedition.This mountain is good choice to those climbers who already made a successful attempt to one of the 8000m peak to the Himalayas.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01:arrive Kathmandu & transfer to hotel
  • Day 02:Prepare Expedition
  • Day 03:Expedition briefing in Ministry of Tourism
  • Day 04:Drive Arughat via Dhading (570 meters)
  • Day 05:Arughat Sotikhola, 6 hours(760m)
  • Day 06:Sotikhola - Machhakhola 6/7 hours(820m)
  • Day 07:Machhakhola Jagat(1360m)
  • Day 08:Jagat Ukawa (2240m)
  • Day 09:Ukawa - Ngyak 5/6 hours(2340m)
  • Day 10:Nyak - Namrung 5/6 hours(2550m)
  • Day 11:Namrung - Syalla village(3500m)
  • Day 12:Syalla - Sama village(3660m)
  • Day 13:Sama Village (3660m)
  • Day 14:Sama Village - Manaslu Base camp(4400m)
  • Day 15:Climbing Period for Manaslu 8163m.
  • Day 42:Base camp - Sama village (3660m)
  • Day 43:Sama Namrung (2550m)
  • Day 44:Namrung - Philim village (1590m)
  • Day 45:Filim Machakhola (820m)
  • Day 46:Machakhola Soti (760m)
  • Day 47:Soti - Arughat (570m)
  • Day 48:Arughat drive to drive to Kathmandu
  • Day 49:Kathmandu
  • Day 50:final Departure

Detail Itinerary

What's Includes:

  • Mt. Manaslu climbing permit 
  • 5 (five) nights hotel in Kathmandu on BB basis. 
  • Drive in & out to the road head. 
  • Necessary number of porters/yak to carry load 
  • Liaison officer charge 
  • One head Sardar 
  • Cooks and Kitchen boys. 
  • Private tent at Base camp with mattress 
  • ARUN sleeping bag & Down jacket for BC purpose
  • Dinning tent at BC 
  • All necessary kitchen gears 
  • High quality high Altitude tents for high camps 
  • Toilet & shower tent at base camp
  • All necessary climbing hardware gears except personal climbing gears
  • All meals at Base camp & high camps 
  • Experiences Climbing Sherpa (1:2) or 1 Sherpa between 2 climbing members
  • Mask & regulator set to use throughout the expedition period  
  • Quality high altitude freeze dried food & individual packet food 
  • EPI gas with burner for high camps 
  • Walkie-talkie set with radio base 
  • Satellite phone in payable basis (per minute $ 3) 
  • Solar panel/generator with accessories at base camp for power supply and recharging purpose 
  • Gammow/PAC bag at base camp 
  • Oxygen with mask set for medical purpose 
  • Daily wages, equipment bonus of staff + LO 
  • Insurance of local team members + LO 
  • All airport transport 
  • Celebration meal in Kathmandu 
  • Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu 

What's Excludes:

  • Insurance of member 
  • Visa & visa extension fees 
  • Personal climbing equipment 
  • Cost of emergency evacuation
  • Main meals in KTM and personal natures expenses 
  • Summit bonus of Climbing Sherpa 
  • Tips 


  • Extra climbing sherpa : US $  3000/- per sherpa man, Which includes the following Services of Sherpa (Daily wages and  equipment allowance of climbing sherpa, Insurance of climbing sherpa as per Government policy, Food and Accommodation during expedition period and Load ferry bonus to the high camps etc)
  • POISK 4 liter Branded Oxygen : US $ 430 per tube  
  • POISK 4 liter Re fill Oxygen : US $ 290 per tube  
  • Mask set : US $ 550 (purchase)