Mount Manaslu

  • Trip duration 47 Days
  • Trip GradeModerate & Technical
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Overview:

Manaslu is the eighth highest mountain in the world at 8,163 metres (26,781 ft) above sea level. It is located in the Mansiri Himal, part of the Nepalese Himalayas, in the west-central part of Nepal. Manaslu is the highest peak in the Gorkha District and is located about 64 km east of Annapurna. The mountain's long ridges and valley glaciers offer feasible approaches from all directions, and culminate in a peak that towers steeply above its surrounding landscape, and is a dominant feature when viewed from a far its name, which means "mountain of the spirit", comes from the Sanskrit word manasa, meaning "intellect" or "soul". Manaslu was first climbed on May 9, 1956 by Toshio Imanishi and Gyalzen Norbu, members of a Japanese expedition group. It is said that "just as the British consider Everest their mountain, Manaslu has always been a Japanese mountain".

The Manaslu Conservation Area has been established with the primary objective of achieving conservation and sustainable management of the delimited area, which includes Manaslu. Set in the northern Himalayan range in the Gorkha District of Nepal, Manaslu is a serrated "wall of snow and ice hanging in the sky".The three sides of the mountain fall in steps to terraces down below, which are sparsely inhabited with agricultural operations practiced on the land. Apart from climbing Manaslu, trekking is popular in this mountain region, as part of the Manaslu Circuit, a notable path by trekkers in Nepal.

The region, which is also termed the Manaslu Conservation Area, comprises sub-tropical Himalayan foothills to arid Trans-Himalayan high pastures bordering Tibet. Starting from Arughat and extending into the Larkhe La pass, the area covers six climatic zones: the tropical and sub-tropical zone, elevation varies from 1,000–2,000 metres (3,300–6,600 ft); the temperate zone (within elevation range of 2,000–3,000 metres (6,600–9,800 ft); the sub-alpine zone elevation range of 3,000–4,000 metres (9,800–13,100 ft); the alpine zone, a range of 4,000–5,000 metres (13,000–16,000 ft).

Unlike many other regions, this valley is a sanctuary to many highly endangered animals, including snow leopards and Red pandas. Other mammals include lynx, Asian black bear, grey wolf, dhole, Assam macaque, Himalayan musk deer, blue sheep, Himalayan tahr, mainland serow, Himalayan goral, woolly hare, horseshoe bat, Himalayan mouse-hare and black-lipped pika. Over 110 species of birds, 33 mammals, 11 butterflies and 3 reptiles have been recorded in this region.

There are two ethnicities mainly inhabiting this region; Nubri and Tsum. The branching off of the river at Chhikur divides these two ethnic domains. While Nubri has been frequently visited after Nepal opened itself for the tourism in 1950, Tsum still retains much of its traditional culture, art, and tradition. In the central hills of the region, Gurungs are the main ethnic group closer to Tibet, the Bhutias (also spelled Bhotias), akin to the Sherpa group, of Tibetan ethnicity dominate the scene as can be discerned from their flat roofed houses, and they are distinctly Buddhists. The region is dotted with austere monasteries, mani walls, chortens and other Buddhist religious landmarks.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu (1,350 M/4,429ft) to Arughat (640 M/2,090ft), (Lodge + B-L-D),
  • Day 02: Trek from Arughat to Machha Khola (900 M/2,952ft) via Sanju, (Lodge + B-L-D),
  • Day 03: Trek from Sanju to Mahabir (1,800 M/5,905ft), (Lodge + B-L-D),
  • Day 04: Trek from Mahabir to Lopark (2,000 M/6,561ft), (Lodge + B-L-D),
  • Day 05: Trek from Lopark to Jagat (1,370 M/4,494ft), (Lodge + B-L-D),
  • Day 06: Trek from Jagat to Dang (2,310 M/7,578ft), (Lodge + B-L-D),
  • Day 07: Trek from Dang to Namrung (2,540 M/8,333ft), (Lodge + B-L-D),
  • Day 08: Trek from Namrung to Sama (3,390 M/11,122ft), (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 09: Acclimatize rest and exploring day around Sama (3,390 M/11,122ft), (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 11: Trek from Sama to Manaslu Base Camp (3,689 M/12,103ft), (Camp + B-L-D),
  • Day 12: Acclimatize, rest and exploring day around Manaslu Base Camp (3,689 M/12,103ft), (Camp + B-L-D),
  • Day 13: Climbing period of Mount Manaslu (8,163 M/26,781ft), (Camp + B-L-D),
  • Day 39: Return back to Base Camp (3,689 M/12,103ft), (Camp + B-L-D),
  • Day 40: Trek back from Base Camp to Samdo (3,690 M/12,106ft), (Camp + B-L-D),
  • Day 41: Trek from Samdo to Dhramshala (4,460 M/14,632ft), (Camp + B-L-D),
  • Day 42: Trek from Dhramshala to Bhimthang (3,590 M/11,778ft) via crossing Manaslu Pass, (Camp + B-L-D),
  • Day 43: Trek from Bhimthang to Tilje (3,900 M/12,795ft), (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 44: Trek from Tilje to Dharapani (1,860 M/6,102ft), (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 45: Trek from Dharapani to Synaje (1,150 M/3,772ft), (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 46: Trek from Synaje to Besisahar (760 M/2,493ft), (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 47: Drive from Besisahar to Kathmandu (1,350 M/4,429ft), (Lodging + B).

Cost Includes:

  • Arrival & Departure Airport transfers,
  • Kathmandu Hotel (3*or 4* or 5*) accommodation,
  • Drive from Kathmandu-Arughat, Besisahar-Kathmandu,
  • Expedition Cargo,
  • Manaslu Expedition permit,
  • Manaslu special restricted park entry permit,
  • Garbage deposit fees,
  • Government Liaison & Base Camp officer,
  • High Altitude Climbing Sherpa,
  • Base Camp cook & Base Camp kitchen helpers,
  • Porters for member going up to Base Camp,
  • Porters for member return back from Base Camp,
  • Above mentioned porters to carry members bags and food equipments,
  • All Nepali staffs’ insurance, wages, transportation & equipment allowance,
  • Meals & Teahouse accommodations from to Base Camp regarding the program,
  • 70 KG per member for personal equipments,
  • Foam Mattresses, Dinning - Kitchen - Toilet - Store - Hot Shower Tents,
  • All necessary cooking gears, tables-chairs, one gas heater,
  • Solar panel for light, battery charge at Base Camp,
  • High Altitude tents for members Sherpa,
  • Base Camp Tent (each member),
  • High Altitude food for member staffs,
  • Epi gas - High Altitude cooking pot stove,
  • Oxygen with mask regulator (each member),
  • Oxygen with mask regulator (each Sherpa),
  • All necessary climbing route equipments,
  • International Air Cargo clearance,
  • Farewell dinner at typical Nepali cultural restaurant,
  • All kind of rescue arrangements,
  • All kind of local and government TAX-VAT etc.

Cost Excludes:

  • Meals (Lunch & Dinner) whilst in Kathmandu,
  • Insurance for Travel-Accident-Medical-Emergency evacuation,
  • International airfare,
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected),
  • Sherpa summit & climbing bonus,
  • All kind of alcoholic,
  • Personal shopping, laundry, trekking & expedition equipments,
  • Nepal Entry Visa fee,
  • Cost raised by cancellation, landslide, weather, political unrest, illness which are not under our control,
  • Any others expanses which are not mentioned “Trip Includes” section.

Detail Itineraries

  • Day 01Drive from Kathmandu (1,350 M/4,429ft) to Arughat (640 M/2,090ft), (Lodge + B-L-D),
  • Day 02 Trek from Arughat to Machha Khola (900 M/2,952ft) via Sanju, (Lodge + B-L-D),
  • Day 03 Trek from Sanju to Mahabir (1,800 M/5,905ft), (Lodge + B-L-D),
  • Day 04 Trek from Mahabir to Lopark (2,000 M/6,561ft), (Lodge + B-L-D),
  • Day 05Trek from Lopark to Jagat (1,370 M/4,494ft), (Lodge + B-L-D),
  • Day 06 Trek from Jagat to Dang (2,310 M/7,578ft), (Lodge + B-L-D),
  • Day 07Trek from Dang to Namrung (2,540 M/8,333ft), (Lodge + B-L-D),
  • Day 08Trek from Namrung to Sama (3,390 M/11,122ft), (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 09Acclimatize rest and exploring day around Sama (3,390 M/11,122ft), (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 11 Trek from Sama to Manaslu Base Camp (3,689 M/12,103ft), (Camp + B-L-D),
  • Day 12Acclimatize, rest and exploring day around Manaslu Base Camp (3,689 M/12,103ft), (Camp + B-L-D),
  • Day 13Climbing period of Mount Manaslu (8,163 M/26,781ft), (Camp + B-L-D),
  • Day 39Return back to Base Camp (3,689 M/12,103ft), (Camp + B-L-D),
  • Day 40 Trek back from Base Camp to Samdo (3,690 M/12,106ft), (Camp + B-L-D),
  • Day 41 Trek from Samdo to Dhramshala (4,460 M/14,632ft), (Camp + B-L-D),
  • Day 42Trek from Dhramshala to Bhimthang (3,590 M/11,778ft) via crossing Manaslu Pass, (Camp + B-L-D),
  • Day 43Trek from Bhimthang to Tilje (3,900 M/12,795ft), (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 44Trek from Tilje to Dharapani (1,860 M/6,102ft), (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 45Trek from Dharapani to Synaje (1,150 M/3,772ft), (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 46 Trek from Synaje to Besisahar (760 M/2,493ft), (Lodging + B-L-D),
  • Day 47Drive from Besisahar to Kathmandu (1,350 M/4,429ft), (Lodging + B).

Trip Note

The departure schedule can be changed on any unavoidable circumstances such as weather hazards, festivals, natural changes of walking track, road slides, avalanches, public strikes etc.

Price subjected to change if there are more than 2 people in a group.

We have got other additional programs like: Mt. Flight, Bungee jumping, Paragliding, Helicopter tour, Film shooting, Rock climbing, Ultra light, Sightseeing, Jungle safari etc. We can include you these programs on your recent trip on your request.

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