54 Day Manaslu Expedition

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.

The record on manaslu in 2002 was 175 summiters, 120 expeditions and 49 deaths.

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.

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.

Sept - Nov / Mar - May

Trip Itinerary

Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu – Transfer to Hotel. Overnight Hotel.

Day 2-4Official Formalities in kathmandu

Day 5Drive to trailhead Gorkha

Day 6Trek Gorkha to Khanchock

Day 7Trek Khanchok to Arughat

Day 8Trek Arughat to Sotikhola

Day 9Trek Sotikhola to Machhakhola

Day 10Trek Machhakhola to Jagat

Day 11Trek Jagat to Ukawa

Day 12Trek Ngyak to Namrung

Day 13Trek Namrung to Syalla village

Day 14Trek Syalla to Sama village

Day 15Rest at Sama Village

Day 16Trek Sama Village to Manaslu BC

Day 17-44Climbing Period for Manaslu 8163m.

Day 45Trek back Base camp to Sama village

Day 46Trek back Sama to Namrung

Day 47Trek Namrung to Philim village

Day 48Trek Philim to Machakhola

Day 49Trek Machakhola to Soti

Day 50Trek Soti to Arughat.

Day 51Trek Arughat - Dhading Bensi & drive to Kathmandu

Day 52-53Kathmandu – time on own or sightseeing can be arranged.

Day 54Transfer to International airport for departure.

Included and Additional Expences

  • Airport transportation
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on B/B plan
  • All domestic airfare with the airport tax
  • Everest summiteers climbing Sherpa (01 Sherpa per 02 members)
  • Manaslu Expedition peak permit fee and all government taxes
  • National Park Entrance fees.
  • Full board high altitude meal while trekking to base camp and climbing Everest.
  • Liaison officer with all his expenses.
  • Well- experience climbing guide and porters with their equipments, daily wages, food, insurance etc.
  • Base camp cook, cook helper and Base camp Leader and Manager
  • All necessary camping and kitchen equipment, including base camp tents, dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, shower tent, mattress, table and chairs etc
  • Oxygen with regulator and mask for emergency or medical purpose
  • High Altitude member and Sherpa tent
  • Gamow bag / Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC).
  • Service charge and all the necessary government taxes.
  • Meals in Kathmandu.
  • Personal accident insurance and emergency evacuation, Helicopter rescue
  • International Airport Departure Tax
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods arriving into Nepal, cargo.
  • Bar bills
  • Extra expenses for personal
  • Personal Climbing equipment.
  • Walkie - Talkie
  • Tipping

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