Manaslu Expedition - (8,163m)

Mt. Manaslu 8,163m (26,781ft) Located 28.32.58 longitude and 83.33.43 latitude Mt.Manaslu is situated in the central region of Nepal in the Gorkha massif is the eighth highest mountain in the world. The name Mount Manaslu was derived from the Sanskrit word "Maanas" meaning "soul" or "intellect". Japanese were the first to climb Mount Manslu expedition in 1956, therefore it is still considered as Japanese peak by many people. Though there are many routes to Mt. Manslu mountaineering, as the long ridge Manaslu base camp and valley glacier offer feasibility to approach from different directions, but South Face is considered to be the most difficult. Our caravan route to this mountain begins from Gorkha to Samagaon and the return route via the Larky La/Larky pass trekking to the Annapurna classic route, making the expedition one of the memorable one for Mt. Manaslu climbing.Since Mount Manaslu expedition has been open numerious mountaineers successfully summit this mountain. .

Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu Airport and Hotel transfer

Day 02:Preparation, Briefings, Last minute shopping and formalities

Day 03:Drive 6hrs from Kathmandu to Arughat(950m); camping

Day 04:Trek 5hrs from Arughat to Khanchok(950m); camping

Day 05:Trek 5hrs from Khanchok to Sotikhola (1165m); camping

Day 06:Trek 5hrs from Sotikhola to Machhakhola(1330m); camping

Day 07:Trek 6hrs from Machhakhola to Jagat(1350m); camping

Day 08:Trek 5hrs from Jagat to Ngyak(2300m); camping

Day 09:Trek 6hrs from Ngyak to Namrung(2550m)

Day 10:Trek 5hrs from Namrung to Syalla village (3150m

Day 11:Trek 7hrs from Syalla Village to Sama Gaun(3780m)

Day 12:Rest and acclimatization day at Sama Village

Day 13:Trek 6hrs from Sama Village to Manaslu Base Camp (4700m)

Day 14-42:Climbing period; summit Manaslu (8163m)

Day 43:Preparation to return to Kathmandu; Clean Base Camp

Day 44:Trek 5hrs from Base Camp to Sama village(3780m)

May14/Day 45:Trek 5hrs from Sama village to Namrung(2550m)

Day 46:Trek 4hrs from Namrung to Philim village (2300m)

Day 47:Trek 6hrs from Philim Village to Machakhola(1330m),

May17/Day 48:Trek 5hrsfrom Machakhola, to Soti Khola (1165m)

Day 49:Trek 4hrs from Soti, Khola to Arughat(950m)

Day 50:Drive 7hrs from Arughat to Kathmandu by tourist mini bus; hotel accommodation

Day 51:Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley (Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath, Boudhanath & Pashupatinath); leisure and shopping. Farewell and celebration dinner in the evening.

Day 52:Transfer to the airport for final departure or alternatively join other activities


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Trip Highlights

Elevation: 8,163m (26,763ft)

Location: Nepal/Manaslu Region/Lamjung District

Coordinates: 28°33′0″ N 84°33′35″ E

First Ascent: Toshio Imanishi and Gyalzen Norbu (Japan), May 9, 1956

Climbing Season: Late spring (traditionally less hazardous) and autumn

Expd duration: 54 days (typically)

Climbing duration: 32 days (typically)

Group Size: 02-15 person per Group