Manaslu Expedition

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Trip Overview

Manaslu also known as “Kutang” is the eighth highest mountain in the world. It is located in the Mansiri Himal, part of the Nepalese Himalayas west-central part of Nepal. Work Manaslu means “Mountain of the Spirit”. The Manaslu’s long ridges and valley glaciers provide feasible approaches from all directions culminating in a peak that towers steeply above its surrounding landscape. At least there are six different routes to climb Manaslu, of which the south face is the toughest in climbing history.

Manaslu was first climbed on May 9, 1956 by Toshio Imanishi and Gyalzen Norbu,whose son Mr. Lakpa Norbhu is our C.E.Oof the company.2016 happens to be the 60th anniversary of the first ascent of Manaslu. It is said that just as the British consider Everest as their mountain, Manaslu has always been a Japanese mountain.

Things To Do

Itinerary

  • Day 01
    Arrive in Kathmandu (1320m)

    Arrival in Kathmandu. You’ll meet Makalu Adventure representative who will transfer you to  the hotel. After check in, you can either take a rest, hang around O/N Hotel.

  • Day 02-03
    Expedition document application, Preparation, briefing for Expedition

    These day we are busy for briefing about expedition, documentation, visa application, last minute shopping and preparation for departure to expedition. We’ll also introduce to our Nepali crew coming with you for expedition. Hotel. BLD

  • Day 04
    Drive to Aarughat by private vehicle.

    Your Trekking staff will come at your Hotel in the early morning at around 8.00 am to pick you up, from there we’ll have an 6-7 hour depending upon road condition driving journey to Arughat. O/N Tea house (B,L,D)

  • Day 05
    Trek to Soti Khola (775m) 6 hrs.

    After the morning breakfast, we’ll start our journey following the Budhi Gandaki River toward its point of origin. We’ll be passing the village of Morder and Simre to reach at Arkhat River. Then we ascend slowly towards Kyoropani. Camp today nears the confluence of Seti River - an ideal place to take a fresh water bath and clean the cloths. O/N Camping (B,L,D)

  • Day 06
    Trek to Machha Khola (900m) 5-6 hrs.

    The trail star descending slowly until you climb again to mountain ridge to Almara. Then Pass forest trail to arrive at the village called Riden Gaon. The valley here cuts into another side of the river to enter Budhi Gandaki. Then at Lambesi, the trail follows down to the sandy river bed of Budhi Gandaki. O/N Camping (B,L,D)

  • Day 07
    Trek to Jagat (1340m) 6 hrs.

    After crossing Machha River and Khrola besi, there is a hot spring called "Tatopani". The trail follows forested area after towards Dovan. Below Dovan, there is a huge rapid at Budhi Gandaki. As the elevation increases, the rapids and the scenery undergoes a complete transformation. At Jagat, there is a police check-post where your trekking permit will be checked by the official and we stay overnight at Jagat. O/N Camping (B,L,D)

  • Day 08
    Trek to Ngyak (2310m) 6 hrs.

    After ascending to a terraced hill of Saguleri and view of Sringi Himal (7177 m) can be seen from very near. Then we continue towards Sirish Gaon, Gandaki valley narrows from herewith soaring precipitous walls. O/N Camping (B,L,D)

  • Day 09
    Trek to Ghap (2100m) 6 hrs.

    We’ll be following the trail upstream of Deng River - a tiny village of 4 houses. We walk through a newly built rock tunnel from here, thus avoiding the traditional steep climb. At Ghap, the Tibetan culture begins with Mani stones and Chortens all around.  O/N Camping (B,L,D)

  • Day 10
    Trek to Lho (3200m) 6 hrs.

    After crossing the wooden bridge over the river Budhi Gandaki, we follow the path lined with houses that are interspersed with cultivated fields. At Namru, there is a police check post and again our permit and belonging will be checked if necessary. After Namru, across the Hinan river originating from Linda Glacier and continue on to Sho astonishing view of Naike peak, Manaslu north (7,774m) and Manaslu (8,150m) which are clearly visible if weather is clear. O/N Camping (B,L,D)

  • Day 11
    Trek to Sama Village or Gaon (3500m) 6 hrs.

    Walking along with upper reaches of Lho, with the view of snowy peaks Manaslu ahead of us, we pass the new gompa then ascend through light forests next to a small river to reach the Tibetan settlement village called Shyla, where the villagers are often out in their fields. Another few hours of trekking through classic alpine scenery leads us past Tibet grazing settlements, the train to Pung Gyan Gompa, and then Sama Gaon, or Ro, as the locals call it as. Sama Gaon sits in a bowl at the foot of the pastures leading to the high peaks, with mani walls, a small gompa and tightly packed rows of houses at the lower reaches of village, and the large gompa at the upper reaches. At afternoon hike up to the gompa above town, and to wander the streets of the fascinating Sama Gaon village. O/N Camping (B,L,D)

  • Day 12
    Rest day at Sama Gaon for acclimatization

    Rest day in Sama Gaon for acclimatization. Visit surrounding area. O/N Camping (B,L,D)

  • Day 13
    Trek Sama Gaon to Manaslu Base Camp

    Trek for 4-5 hours to reach Manaslu Base Camp from Sama Gaon.

  • Day 14-42
    Climbing Period of Manaslu Expedition (8163m)

    Climbing period for Manaslu begins now on. We do not provide a day-to-day itinerary for the climb period, as this will be determined by the expedition leader and members. Guides will take a flexible approach based on what fits with climbers’ and their own experience. Typically, the team will spend a few days at the base camp organizing food, practicing rope skills, and acclimatizing before moving above the base camp. From base camp, there will be 4 camps set up until you reach summit. Base camp is in comfortable position on rock and protected from winds. Make sure to acclimatize well before you start climbing higher altitude. Enough time needs to be allowed for bad weather and slow acclimatization. Summit push will be normally at the mid night. So that team reached at top early in the morning. Catch breathtaking sunrise and surrounding view then get back to base camp before getting affected by heat. After summiting, withdraw from the mountain removing all equipment and rubbish and taking it back to Base camp.

  • Day 43
    Trek Base camp to Sama village

    Trek down to Sama Gaon. O/N Camping (B,L,D)

  • Day 44
    Trek to Namrung village

    Trek back to Namrung village. O/N Camping (B,L,D)

  • Day 45
    Trek to Philim village

    Trek back to Philim. O/N Camping (B,L,D)

  • Day 46
    Trek to Machha khola

    Trek back to Machha khola. O/N Camping (B,L,D)

  • Day 47
    Trek to Arughat

    Trek back to Arughat. O/N hotel (BLD)

  • Day 48
    Drive back to Kathmandu

    Drive by private vehicle to reach Kathmandu. It takes approximately 6-7 hours.

  • Day 49
    Rest in Kathmandu

    Today you’ll have free in Kathmandu. You can have sightseeing in the cultural heritage inside Kathmandu, buy souveniers and thankas to take back home or anything as the day is free and easy. At evening we’ll host farewell-Celebration dinner with local typical cultural experience in Restaurant adjoining our crew that were in the expedition time with you. Overnight at Hotel (BD)

  • Day 50
    Departure to your country

    The journey within the mountains of Nepal comes to an end today. At last approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight, a representative from Ramdung Expedition escorts you to the airport. Farewell…(B)Confirmed People

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