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- Airport – hotel -airport picks up and drops by private vehicle in Kathmandu.
- All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
- Daily wages, insurance, cloth, food, the shelter of staff and porters.
- EPI gas with burner for high camp.
- Gamow /PAC bag at base camp
- Group climbing gears like rope, ice bar, etc.
- Liaison Officer: 1 Government Liaison officer with full equipment, salary, and accommodation.
- Manaslu summiteers climbing Sherpa (01 Sherpa: 02 climbers ratio)
- National Park permits and TIMS permit for trekking.
- Oxygen cylinder and Mask regulator for medical purposes.
- Sat phone pay call basis.
- Satellite Phone: Cost for Phone calls should pay as per call duration.
- Standard twin sharing accommodation in a three or four star hotel in Kathmandu; Breakfast included.
- Transportation on a comfortable private vehicle
- Trekking camping equipment (tent, mattress, dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, all kitchen gear/utensils if necessary
- Trekking map
- Walky –Talky set
- International airfare to and from Kathmandu
- Nepal entry visa fee.
- Personal climbing equipment.
- Personal clothing, insurance against accidental, medical and emergency rescue evacuations,
- Personal expenses (Phone Calls, Laundry, bar bills during the trekking, Battery recharge of camera or mobile, extra porters if you wish to take, mineral water, Shower etc.)
- Summit bonus of climbing Sherpa.
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- Day 15
- Day 16-30
- Day 31-32
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- Day 35
- Day 36-37
- Day 38
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- Day 40
- Day 41
- Day 42-43
- Day 44
Arrival in Kathmandu via respective airlines
You will arrive at the airport where one of the members of the company will pick you up and take you to the hotel. He will brief you about the day program. You can rest for the day. In the evening, you will roam in the colorful and lovely streets of Thamel. Ending your day with delicious welcome dinner organized by the company will add more joy to the day.
In Kathmandu preparation for Mt. Manaslu Expedition
These two days, you will prepare for the expedition. Your guide will check all the gears and make sure the gears are of high quality. If there will be anything missing, you will also do shopping. There are many good shops in Thamel who sells and rents high-quality trekking equipment.
Drive to Soti Khola (730 m) via Arughat (600 m); 7 hrs
Today, you will go on a long drive that will take you to Soti Khola. The drive will present you beautiful villages. Passing by Arughat near Buri Gandaki River, you will drive for a few more hours and reach a small village of Soti Khola.
Trek to Machha Khola (930 m); 6 hrs
Crossing a bridge, you will walk through sal forests and ascend on a ridge above Budhi Gandaki. Further, you will trek on a rocky trail and pass by two beautiful waterfalls. The trail descends and takes you to Labubesi. From here, you will move up and again drop down to a sandy river bed. Trekking on a stone path, you will ascend & descend to a river. Crossing the river on a suspension bridge, you reach Machha Khola for night stay.
Trek to Jagat (1,410 m); 6 hrs
After a few ascends and descends, you will cross Tharo Khola to reach Khorla Besi. The trail takes you to Tatopani and ascends to a ridge. Crossing Budhi Gandaki River on a suspension bridge, you will ascend on a staircase and come across the landslide-prone area. Further, crossing Yaru Khola, the trail move up and down to take you to Tharo Bharyang. Crossing the west bank of Budhi Gandaki, you will ascend, trek along a river, and a final ascend will take you to Jagat.
Trek to Dyang (1,800 m); 6 hrs
Leaving Jagat behind, you will trek through subtropical forests, small villages, and rivers. The trail will take you to Salleri and descend the Sirdibas. From here, you will trek and reach Ghatta Khola and continue trekking until you reach a suspension bridge. You will cross the bridge and reach Philim. Further, trekking in the north, you will reach Ekle Bhatti and descend to a grassy slope. You will then cross Budhi Gandaki river a few times and pass by bamboo forests to reach Deng.
Trek to Ghap (2,160 m); 4 hrs
After having breakfast, you will cross Budhi Gandaki and ascend to Rana. The trail from here will take you to Bhi village. From here, trekking forests, you will reach Ghap.
Trek to Lo Gaon (3,180 m); 6 hrs
Passing by Prok village, you will cross Budi Gandaki several times. On the way, you will get to see superb views of the mountains and come across many gompas. The trail then ascends through the forest, cross a river, and descend to a narrow gorge. You will reach Namrung and walk uphill. Further, trekking through the forest, you will reach Lihi and descend where you will cross a valley. Passing by Sho village, you will reach Lho Gaon for night stay.
Trek to Sama-Gaon (3,530 m); 5 hrs
After having breakfast, you will trek and reach Shyala village, which is surrounded by Himal Chuli, Peak 29, Manaslu, and huge glaciers. The trail from here will take you to Samagaon for night stay.
Rest day in Sama-Gaon for acclimatization
Today is your rest day in Samagaon. You can go on a short hike to Pungyen Gompa. You will see numerous mani stones all around the region. You will also get a chance to interact with locals and see their rich culture and lifestyle.
Trek to Manaslu Base Camp (4,400 m); 5 hrs
Ascending to the south of Sama Gaon, you will reach Pungyen Gompa. From here, the trail will take you to a glacial lake, Birendra Tal. Further, trekking on a steep trail, you will ascend and reach Manaslu Base Camp.
At Base Camp rest and preparation for the climb of Mt. Manaslu
For a couple of days, you will rest at the base camp and acclimatize yourself properly. During these two days, you will prepare for the climb ahead. Your guide will teach you about the basics of mountaineering. He will inform you about the proper uses of gears and give your other tips.
Trek and climb to Advance Camp (5,980 m); 4 hrs
You will wake up early in the morning and begin ascending after having breakfast. Following the guide of your team leader, you will reach the Advance Camp where you will spend the night.
(15 days) Climb Mt. Manaslu summit with much preparation
From this day onwards, you will spend the coming numerous days moving towards the summit of Mt. Manaslu. You will also get climbing practices. All the climbing gear, setting up at least four camps, and preparing healthy meals will be done by our crew members. On the way, you will come across many technical climbing sections. Upon reaching the summit of Mt. Manaslu, you will get to see breath-taking views of snow-capped mountains like Himal Chuli, Ganesh Himal, Manasalu North, etc. After spending some time at the top, you will gradually descend to Advance Camp.
Back to Base Camp
You will slowly head back to base camp. We have kept two days so that every member of the group can reach base camp by day 32. Due to unseen circumstances, there are chances that some people might get behind.
Cleaning up and packing at Base Camp
As all the members of the group will be here, everyone will participate in cleaning the base camp and packing the gears. You will also have time to relax and explore around the base camp. You will dispose of all the garbage in proper sites before heading back.
Trek to Sama-Gaon; 5 hrs
You will begin trekking back from today. Retracing the same path, you will descend through glacier moraines. The trail will take you to Sama Gaon where you will spend the night.
Trek to Lo-Gaon; 5 hrs
After having breakfast, you will trek to Lo Gaon. Most of the trail will descend while offering you a lovely landscape view. Upon reaching Lo Gaon, you will relax and explore around.
Trek to Jagat via Dyang
The trail will take you to Jagat. You will descend, and following the Buri Gandaki River, you will reach Dyang village. You will stop for the night. From here, you will trek through forested trail and small villages to reach Jagat.
Trek to Philim (1,590 m); 7 hrs
Trekking through farm villages and beautiful terraced fields of barley, you will descend to Philim. Philim is a picturesque village of this region where you will see many rice paddy farms.
Trek to Tatopani (Hot Spring); 6 hrs
The trail will take you to Tatopani today. Here, you will find a natural hot spring where you can take a hot relaxing bath by paying a few bucks.
Trek to Soti-Khola (730 m); 6 hrs
Leaving Tatopani behind, you will now trek in the subtropical region. Passing by various villages and terrace farms, you will reach back to Soti Khola where you trek ends.
Drive to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel; 7 hrs
After having a warm delicious food, you will drive back to Kathmandu following the same route. Upon reaching Kathmandu, you will head to the hotel and rest for the day.
Free day in Kathmandu to submit expedition report at concern department
You can use these days for guided sightseeing of the monuments like Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhnath Stupa, Swayambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, or just relax and do shopping. Or, you can also visit nearby cities like Pokhara and Chitwan to add more adventure to your trip to Nepal.
Transfer to International Airport for flight homeward bound
As per your flight departing time, you will get transferred to the international airport by one of our team delegates. He will drop you at the international airport terminal gate and bid you our last goodbye & good wishes.
More about this tour
There are so many things to explore and look around during the Manaslu Expedition. Picturesque valleys and culturally rich villages will enrich your journey. Likewise, you will also trek on trodden paths. Manaslu Expedition will offer you excellent views of Mt. Manaslu, Nagdi Chuli, Simnang Himal, Cheo Himal, Himlung Himal, Annapurna II, Gyaji Kung, Kang Guru, and many other snow-capped mountains. As the entire region is isolated and untouched by any modern facilities, you will get an opportunity to spend some quality time amidst the Himalayan environment.
Manaslu Expedition landmark
There are so many things to see and explore during the Manaslu Expedition. From picturesque villages to dense forests and completely isolated areas. The Mt. Manalsu is one of the major highlights in this journey, and as you conquer it, you’ll be overwhelmed by emotions of happiness and vigor. The chorten filled trails inspire religion whereas the frosty winds inspire valor. Take this trek to truly bring out the best in you.
During the Manaslu Expedition, you will get to see many mani walls, prayer wheels, chortens fastened with colorful prayer, and monasteries. Similarly, the villagers here practice Buddhism. The entire region is highly influenced by Tibetan culture. This expedition will give you an opportunity to experience rich traditions, beliefs, practices, and values of people here.
Along the trail, you will encounter an intriguing blend of Hindu and Tibetan-style Buddhist villages. Manalsu region is resided by people from several different ethnic groups in which Nubri and Tsum are major ones. While in the central hills, people from the Gurung community resides. As the region gets closest to Tibet, you will find Bhutias. All of these communities have their own language, major festivals, dress, and assortments.
Manaslu region comes under the conservation area. The region boasts diverse climatic range, vegetation, and wildlife. As the trail passes by Manaslu Conservation Area, you will get to see numerous flora and fauna. Manaslu region is home to many rare species, and if you are lucky enough, you can get to see one of them.
Manaslu Expedition difficulty
Climbing Mt. Manaslu is for sure a difficult. Not everyone goes to scale this mountain because of its difficult terrain. Lots of energy, patience, will power, and strong stamina is needed. You will be walking on snow and glaciers, therefore a very strong physical fitness is needed to reach the summit of Mt. Manalsu. You will also have to cross many crevasses, steep ascends, and narrow glacier paths.
Altitude Sickness and Prevention
As you will gain altitude, the chances of suffering from altitude sickness increases. Altitude sickness is also known as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) that people usually suffer during high elevation journeys. It can happen to anyone regardless of their health and age. The best thing one can do to avoid altitude sickness is by acclimatizing their body to lower elevation properly before heading up. Include acclimatization days in your itinerary and drink plenty of water.
Transportation and Bag Pack
Manaslu Expedition begins with a long scenic drive to Soti Khola. From here, you will ascend to Manaslu Base Camp via beautiful villages. In the next few days, you will head towards the summit of Mt. Manaslu.
Below is the list of things you should carry during Manaslu Expedition:
- T-shirts and Pants (Innerwear)
- Thermal Wears
- Breathable Underwears
- Trekking Pants/Shoes/Socks
- Insulating Jacket
- Rain jacket
- Warm woolen Gloves
- Sun hat/woolen hat
- Sleeping bag
- Trekking Pole
- Climbing Boots
- First aid kit
- Toiletries (toilet paper, hand sanitizer, sunblock, towel, soap, shampoo, sanitary napkins, etc)
- Miscellaneous (camera, extra batteries, journal, cards, bars, snacks, water purification tablets, etc)
Food and Accommodation during the Manaslu Expedition
In lower altitudes, you will be staying overnight in a guesthouse or tea house. However, during the expedition, your accommodation will be tents. We have the best quality tents for you that will keep you safe and warm. In the guesthouse/teahouse, the food will be given as per their menu. While during your stay in tents, the meals will be prepared and cooked be porters.
Best Season to go on Manaslu Expedition
Last September to Mid-December is the best time to go on the Manaslu Expedition. The climate is perfect to traverse- neither too hot nor too cold. The sky is perfectly blue and the views are at its best. Everything is just right to go on an expedition during this time of the year, however, this perfect time also attracts many other travelers means you will find a crowd in the region.
Likewise, another best time to go on Manaslu Expedition is from March to late-May when everywhere rhododendrons and other wildflowers begin to bloom as well ass villages also starts to come back to their home.
Manaslu Expedition Cost
Manaslu Expedition cost includes all the facilities that you will be using during the climbing period. Things like permits, tents, meals, expenses of the guide, porters, etc. As you will be traversing above 8,000 meters everything gets expensive to take to that altitude. However, we Go For Nepal Treks & Expedition has designed our Manaslu Expedition itinerary to offer you the best and comprehensive package. You can contact us for further information about the package.
Here is the list of things that you have to carry during the expedition:
- Passport & Visa
- Travel Insurance
- Extra Photos
- Cash (as per need)
What is done in Base camp?
At the base camp, your guide will teach you basic uses of climbing gear. He will teach you how to properly use gears like harness, rope, ice-ax, etc. Likewise, he will brief you about the route and the issues you might have to face. You will go on a short hike or climb nearby small peaks to acclimate your body and increase your confidence level.
Training and Climbing Strategy (Manaslu Northeast Col Route)
Base Camp (4,800 m/15,750 ft):
Located on a rocky moraine, Makalu Base Camp boasts wonderful views of the Himalayas. You will spend several days here to prepare for the climb before pushing towards the summit. All the tents and food will be pre-arranged for you before your arrival at the base camp. Here, you will meet with your climbing Sherpa and a few other crew members.
Camp I (5,700 m/18,700 ft); 4hrs:
Crossing a few crevasses, short ice sections, grassy slopes, moraine, and rock slabs, you will climb out of the first section of the glacier. You will then reach the crampons point at the mouth of the glacier. Another few hours of walk, and you will reach Camp I.
Camp II (6,400 m/21,000 ft); 5hrs:
From Camp I, the route will get technical. climbing over snow for around an hour, you will pass by many steep parts of ice. You will use the ladder where needed. You will encounter several steep sections of ice that are 100 m at a slope of 65º It can be a very difficult part to overcome for many trekkers.
Camp II (6,800 m/22,310 ft); 2-3hrs:
There is not a huge distance between Camp II and Camp III. You will come across a few small crevasses that can be crossed with a jump. Your guide will fix the rope for you whenever required. The route will be easier than other days, but don't forget that you are exposed to direct sunlight, harsh cold, and strong wind.
Camp IV (7,500 m/24,606 ft):
From Camp III to Camp IV is a long-distance, however, you will reach near the death zone. The thin air and low oxygen level will make anything harder than it seems. In this section, you have to climb for 3-4 hours on steep snow that is on a 50-55º slope. This is a dangerous part of all the camps and has a high risk of sudden avalanche.
Summit (8,156 m/26,759 ft); 16-17 hrs:
You will begin ascending around 1:00 am to avoid strong wind at noon that makes the summit impossible. You will reach the summit around 7-10 am. After the summit, you will descend to Camp IV, and then to Camp III for night stay. You will carry all the garbage with yourself so that it does not affect the environment up there.
Extra Personal Expenditure
All the extra expenditures like taking a hot shower to have some food out of itinerary are personal expenditures. With the increase of elevation, the facilities will get limited and little things will cost you a few extra bucks. Therefore, make sure to carry enough cash with yourself so that you can use it whenever you need it. Also, there are no ATMs available on the trail, and none of the teahouses accepts the card for payment.
Safety & Precaution in Expedition
Expedition in the Himalayas is a life-risking activity. With the surreal view and lifelong achievement comes lots of dangers and troubles. There are so many things that need to be taken care of before and during the expedition. From preparing the gears to set the ropes, everything should be perfect because the Himalayas do not accept any mistakes.
Here is the list of things that you can take into consideration for safety & precaution during the expedition:
- Make sure to take out insurance that includes emergency air evacuations
- Make sure to check your gears properly before the beginning of the journey
- Follow the lead of your guide
- Don’t rush, walk slowly & safely
- In case of any problem inform your guide imitatively
- Collect enough information on the weather and temperature
- Drink plenty of water and keep yourself hydrated
- Take plenty of rest and acclimatize your body on the trail