Manaslu Expedition 2014

    What's Included?

  • All airport transfers.
  • Assistance at the International airport by Himalayan Wonders's representative.
  • 6 nights Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on B/B basis.
  • One day sightseeing in Kathmandu.
  • Local English-speaking Guide for sightseeing in Kathmandu.
  • Gov. Licensed guides and porters during the trekking and climbing.
  • Flight Tickets from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu.
  • All trekking and camping equipments i.e. camp furniture, kitchenware, dining and guest tents.
  • Full Board basis while trekking and climbing.
  • Expedition Royalty and permit of Nepal Gov. to climb Mt. Annapurna along southeast ridge route.
  • Nepalese Government Royalty.
  • 40kg baggage allowance during ascending and 30kg baggage allowance descending.
  • All wages, equipments, medical and accidental Insurances for all involved staffs.
  • First Aid medical kits for the Group and the staffs.
  • Satellite phone carrying by our Guide and available for members cost of US$ 4 per minute.
  • Appropriate food for high altitude and kitchen crew up to base camp.
  • All necessary paper work, office Service charge and Government Taxes levied in Nepal.
  • Free assistance service for Cargo clearance and Duties.
  • Our service charge and Government Taxes levied in Nepal.
  • Complete pre-departure information, flight reconfirmation and visa extension (if necessary).
  • Farewell Dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant.

Mt. Manaslu a part of Nepalese Himalayas in the Gorkha massif with an altitude of 8161m is world's eighth highest peak. It is also known as Kutang. The location of this mountain peak is in Mansiri Himal in Gorkha district of Nepal. "Manasa" in Sanskrit means "Mountain of the Spirit" is converted to this Gorkha's highest peak Mt. Manaslu as "intellect" or "soul". This Mt. Manaslu is situated about 40 miles east of Mt. Annapurna of Kaski District. Manaslu is an imposing mountain being a 3092m prominence it extends from crops cultivation area to the area permanently covered with snow and ice; hence it looks like a serrated wall of snow and ice hanging in the sky. Manaslu's long ridges and valley glaciers offer feasible approaches from all directions, and culminate in a peak that towers steeply above its surrounding landscape.

1 Apr - Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu Airport and Hotel transfer.

2 Apr - Day 2

Preparation, Briefings, Last minute shopping and formalities.

3 Apr - Day 3

Drive 6hrs from Kathmandu to Arughat(950m); camping.

4 Apr - Day 4

Trek 5hrs from Arughat to Khanchok(950m); camping.

5 Apr - Day 5

Trek 5hrs from Khanchok to Sotikhola (1165m); camping.

6 Apr - Day 6

Trek 5hrs from Sotikhola to Machhakhola(1330m); camping.

7 Apr - Day 7

Trek 6hrs from Machhakhola to Jagat(1350m); camping.

8 Apr - Day 8

Trek 5hrs from Jagat to Ngyak(2300m); camping.

9 Apr - Day 9

Trek 6hrs from Ngyak to Namrung(2550m).

10 Apr - Day 10

Trek 5hrs from Namrung to Syalla village (3150m).

11 Apr - Day 11

Trek 7hrs from Syalla Village to Sama Gaun(3780m).

12 Apr - Day 12

Rest and acclimatization day at Sama Village.

13 Apr - Day 13

Trek 6hrs from Sama Village to Manaslu Base Camp (4700m).

14 Apr - Day 14-42

Climbing period; summit Manaslu (8163m).

12 May - Day 43

Preparation to return to Kathmandu; Clean Base Camp.

13 May - Day 44

Trek 5hrs from Base Camp to Sama village(3780m).

14 May - Day 45

Trek 5hrs from Sama village to Namrung(2550m).

15 May - Day 46

Trek 4hrs from Namrung to Philim village (2300m).

16 May - Day 47

Trek 6hrs from Philim Village to Machakhola(1330m).

17 May - Day 48

Trek 5hrsfrom Machakhola, to Soti Khola (1165m).

18 May - Day 49

Trek 4hrs from Soti, Khola to Arughat(950m).

19 May - Day 50

Drive 7hrs from Arughat to Kathmandu by tourist mini bus; hotel accommodation.

20 May - Day 51

Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley (Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath, Boudhanath & Pashupatinath); leisure and shopping. Farewell and celebration dinner in the evening.

21 May - Day 52

Transfer to the airport for final departure or alternatively join other activities.
  • Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except farewell dinner).
  • Items of personal nature.
  • Laundry Expenses.
  • Expenses incurred towards phone calls and Internet expenses.
  • Clothing, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking Gear.
  • Extra services, products or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Any extra expenses out of unforeseen situations i.e. landslides, strikes etc.
  • Any additional staff other than specified.
  • Rescue, Repatriation, Medicines and Medical expenses.
  • Medical Insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required.
  • Travel Insurance and helicopter rescue.
  • International flights.
  • Ice fall Garbage Deposit fees if applicable.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Walkie talkies & Filming permit.
  • Personal climbing gear.
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods.
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs.
  • Any other item not included in "The Inclusions" Section.
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   What is the physical conditioning level needed for this climb?
Climbers must be in excellent physical condition. This is a long expedition requiring patience, stamina, mental fortitude, and strong willpower. Summit day can be 20 hours long.
   What is the skill level of this climb?
To climb high elevation peak the health and fitness is a paramount criteria. The level of fitness required is proportional to peak elevation and route difficulty and length. For Everest we strongly recommend previous high altitude climb.
   Any tips on how a climber can maximize their chances of success?
Along with the required climbing skills, review cardio training. We strongly recommend following the advice of our guides to acclimatize properly.
   What is the best time to climb?
Spring, April - May.
   Will I be sharing a tent or a room?
During the trek we will be lodging in teahouses. Climbers will be either sharing a teahouse room or may have a private room each climber will have their own tent in Base Camp. Above BC in camps I-IV, climbers will be sharing tents.
   How much will my pack weigh?
While trekking our team members will only be carrying their personal belongings . At no point do we carry camping gear or equipment for overnight during the trek. Daypacks will weigh no more than 20 lbs. However, when higher than BC you be carrying packs that weigh 20 - 30 lbs.
   What gear will I need?
Please review tour equipment list section
   Any further advice on gear and using your gear list?
While all items are required there may be times when some of the items on the gear list may not be used (such as warm weather or changing conditions). The gear lists are created by the guides to assist in having climbers be prepared to summit in any conditions. We look to work with each climber individually.
   How is drinking water treated?
On our expeditions bottled water is available. There are also purified filtered water stations in many lodges. The boiled water will be also available in the lodges and from the camp kitchen.
   What will the meals on the expedition be like?
While trekking we will stay in lodges and guest houses and the meals will be cooked for you with continental menu meals often available as well as soups, pastas and noodles and rice dishes. While in Base Camp, Meals in the mountains consist of a diet rich in carbohydrates, as our bodies do not process fat and protein efficiently at higher elevations and to compensate the increase in caloric need that high altitude climbing involves. We try to make meals varied and as normal as possible.
   Is there any communication while we are on the mountain?
In Kathmandu telephones and internet access are readily available. Our guides will carry satellite phones in the mountains. The quality of the reception varies from location to location. Our Everest expedition generally has email access as well. In remote communication areas the only option would be a satellite phone.
   How much should I tip my guide and staff?
More information about tipping will be sent as we get closer to departure.