Manaslu is the eighth highest mountain in the world at 8,163 metres above sea level. It is located in the Mansiri Himal, part of the Nepalese Himalayas. If you are considering climbing an 8000er, Manaslu should be one of the preferred options. The mountain's long ridges and valley glaciers offer feasible approaches from all directions, and it culminates in a peak that towers steeply above its surrounding landscape, and is a dominant feature when seen from afar.
The expedition begins in Kathmandu after the permit formalities, we drive to Arughat (950m). We then start the 11 day hike to the Manaslu Base Camp, gradually gaining height and acclimatizing our bodies to altitude. Enroute, we have a rest at Samagaon, the biggest village in the region. After touching base camp, we rest adequately, recuperate and start preparing for moving higher up on the mountain.
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Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu. Transfer to Hotel
You will be picked up from the airport and will be transferred to the hotel in Thamel. Relaxed evening to get over the jet lag!
Day 02: Formalities, Briefing and last minute preparations. Overnight Hotel
We finalize the last minute paperwork and permit related briefings. The trip leader would be checking everyone’s gear, missing items if any can be purchased in Kathmandu. Our leader will attend a briefing at the Department of Tourism Industries (DTI) / Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) and obtain our climbing permit.
Day 03: Drive to Arughat (606m) | 7hrs. Overnight at Tea-house / Camping
A six hour drive from Kathmandu on bumpy roads brings us to Arughat, a big bazaar in central Nepal which serves as a road head for our trek. We prepare to start walking the next day and relax during the evening.
Day 04: Trek Arughat to Khanchok (723m) | 5hrs. Overnight at Tea-House / Camping
We take it easy on the first day and hike upto the village of Khanchok through temperate forests.
Day 05: Trek Khanchok to Sotikhola (712m) | 5hrs. Overnight at Tea-House / Camping
We follow the banks of the Buri Gandaki as the trail becomes a bit steep. We cross the Arket Khola and climb through fields and over a rocky outcrop. After a small descent near a waterfall we continue to Sati Khola at 712m. (5-6 hours.)
Day 06: Trek to Machhakhola (883m) | 6hrs. Overnight at Tea-House / Camping
We start the day by crossing a bridge and climb up onto a ridge above the rapids of the Buri Gandaki. The trail goes up & down again but we eventually follow the Buri Gandaki river. We climb up a steep rocky trail again and then around to the Gurung village of Labishe (880m) near which the Machhakhola flows
Day 07: Trek to Jhagat (14150m) | 4hrs. Overnight at Tea-House / Camping
After crossing Machha Khola and Khrola besi, we see a hot water spring also called 'Tatopani' in Nepali. As the elevation increases so do the rapids of Buri Gandaki and the scenery changes quite dramatically. At Jagat, we visit the police check-post where we get our permits checked.
Day 08: Trek to Ngyak (2300m) | 6-7hrs. Overnight at Tea-House / Camping
The trail now goes across the river and climbs over a rocky ridge to Salleri, a small settlement. We continue up the side of a cliff, and then descend to Setibas, where several Mani walls indicate we are now entering a region of Tibetan influence. The trail continues up to the village of Ngyak.
Day 09: Trek to Namrung (2550m) | 6hrs. Overnight at Tea-House / Camping
On the trail today we see the Tom Khola coming in from the north, which flows through a deep gorge from Tibet, almost doubling the flow of Buri Gandaki. Trade is active among the villages of this region and also with Tibet. After a hike into the forests, we cross a wooden bridge spanning the Buri Gandaki, then make a long climb through rhododendron forests to Namrung (2,550m).
Day 10: Trek to Sayalla Village (3530m) | 5hrs. Overnight at Tea-House / Camping
Today we enter the Nupri Region, inhabited people who were once Tibetan immigrants. We pass through villages of Barcham, Li, and Sho, we begin to get spectacular views of Manaslu, Manaslu North, and Naike Peak at the head of the valley. The trail finally climbs its way upto a plateau at Sayalla or Shya (3,530m), one of the most spectacular view sites in the Himalayas, with wide vistas of Himal Chuli, Ngadi Chuli (Peak 29), and our destination Mt.Manaslu.
Day 11: Trek to SamaGaun (3540m) | 4hrs. Overnight at Tea-House / Camping
We start on the trail across a ridge which descends onto a rock-strewn moraine. From here we go across the boulders to find ourselves on a ridge overlooking the vast fields of Samagaon (3,540m). Samagoan was the previously used BC for Manaslu.
Day 12: Rest & Acclimatization at SamaGaun (3780m) | Overnight at Tea-House / Camping
After many days of hiking we rest our legs and let our body acclimatize to the altitude with an optional walk upto the Samagaun Monastery.
Day 13: Trek to Manaslu Base Camp (4700m) | 4hrs. Overnight at Base Camp
We get walking again after a rest-day and climb up 4hrs to the Manaslu Base Camp - our home for the next month.
Day 14 - 40: Climbing Period
Day 41: Pack-up Base Camp & Prepare to head back down to Kathmandu
Day 42: Trek to Samagaun (3780m) | 3hrs. Overnight at Tea-House / Camping
Day 43: Trek to Namrung (2550m) | 6hrs. Overnight at Tea-House / Camping
Day 44: Trek to Philim Village (2300m) | 6hrs. Overnight at Tea-House / Camping
Day 45: Trek to Machhakhola (1330m) | 6hrs. Overnight at Tea-House / Camping
Day 46: Trek to Arughat (950m) | 8hrs. Overnight at Tea-House / Camping
Day 47: Drive to Kathmandu. Overnight Hotel
Day 48: Free Day in Kathmandu. Farewell dinner in the evening.
This day-to-day schedule should be taken only as a general guide. It is not possible to guarantee that any of our trips will run exactly according to the proposed itinerary as a variety of factors, including adverse weather conditions, difficulties with transportation, health of climbers can lead to enforced changes. The expedition leader will do his best to ensure that the trip runs as per plan but an easy going nature would be appreciated. We advise that you do not plan any important work immediately on your return and have a flight ticket which is changeable. It is also advised to have an extra day in Kathmandu on your return, which could act also act as a buffer day.
9,95,900 / 15500
KATHMANDU TO KATHMANDU
- Transport as per itinerary.
- 4 night at three star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on B&B basis.
- Experienced and government licensed trekking and climbing Sherpa guide during the trekking and climbing period.
- Appropriate number of porters during the trekking period.
- Land transportation from Kathmandu-Arughat-Kathmandu for all climbing members, Sherpa guide, liaison officer and kitchen staff.
- All trekking kitchen tent, storage tent, dining tent, client tents, toilet tents, tables, chairs and cooking utensils for base camp.
- 3 meals a day: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea/coffee during the trekking in lodge & full board meals above base camp.
- Accommodation at hotel/lodge/guest house or tent camps during the trekking period.
- All camping accommodation for members and staff during trekking and climbing period on twin-sharing basis.
- 40kg baggage allowance per person during the trekking period. This will be carried by porters/mules.
- Daily weather report services from Seattle.
- Trekking Permit (Manaslu Conservation Park entry fee). Manaslu restricted area trekking permit during the expedition period. TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System).
- Expedition Royalty and permit of Nepal government to climb Mt. Manaslu.
- Nepalese Government Royalty.
- One experienced, trained, government Licensed and summiteer climbing guide Sherpa
- All wages, equipment, medical and accident insurances for all involved staffs during the trekking and climbing period.
- Helicopter rescue insurance for all involved expedition staff.
- Equipment allowances and wages for climbing Sherpas, cooks, kitchen assistant and government liaison officer.
- First aid medical kits for the group and the staff.
- Satellite phone carried by guide for communication. Available to clients with the cost of $3USD per minute.
- Appropriate high altitude food for all clients and staff at base camp and above as required.
- Heater will be provided at base camp for the dining tent.
- Emergency oxygen mask and regulator provided upon request of client with requirement appropriate charge.
- Each client will have an individual tent available in the Manaslu advanced base camp.
- Solar panel for light and electronics charging above Base Camp.
- All tents for camp 1, 2 and 3.
- Gamow Bags (Portable hyperbaric chambers) for high altitude sickness.
- 2 Bottles (4L) of Poisk Oxygen will be provided for each member.
- Latest model of Summit or Top out system mask and regulators.
- We provide Sherpa's tents, food for climbing and insurance.
- Free assistance service for cargo clearance and duties.
- EPI cooking gas and stove will be provided in higher camps for cooking food.
- Back-Up generator for lighting at Base Camp.
- Transportation of food supply from Kathmandu to base camp by porter/mules.
- Our service charge and government taxes levied in India / Nepal.
- All Personal climbing gear.
- Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, or any other food consumed beyond the ones mentioned in the inclusions.
- Clothing, packing items or bags, personal medical kit, personal trekking gear.
- Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government regulations, etc.
- Rescue, repatriation, medicines, medical tests and hospitalization expenses.
- Medical insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required.
- Travel insurance and helicopter rescue.
- Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except for the farewell dinner).
- Nepal custom duty for import of expedition equipment if applicable.
- Items of personal nature, laundry expenses, tips.
- Tips / summit bonus etc.
- Airfare of international flights.
- Nepal entry visa fee (Visa insurance is easy upon arrival).
- Any extra services, products, offers or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary.
- Any other item not included in “THE PACKAGE COST INCLUDES” section.
All tour descriptions and conditions are given in accordance with the information of White Magic