It was Jimmy Roberts who discovered Mt. Manaslu as an interesting mountain to climb in 1950. However, the Japanese expedition in 1952 was the first expedition who tried to climb Mt. Manaslu (8163 m). Being eighth highest mountain in the world, it is one of the best mountains to climb for real mountaineers. It lies in Mansiri Himalayan range in mid western region of Nepal.
Different Japanese teams tried to climb Manaslu every year since 1952 till 1956 when the first summit was achieved. Even afterwards, the Japanese dominated this mountain and several Japanese expedition teams continued and climbed Mt. Manaslu until 1971. The Koreans were next who went to climb Manaslu in 1971 and 72. Gradually, it started to become popular among the other mountaineers who were interested to climb 8000m peaks.
1. Qualified and experienced staffs: Those staffs that we engage for our Manaslu Expedition is well trained and experienced in their respective jobs. They all are very experienced, hospitable and knows how to keep the climbers healthy and happy.
2. Acclimatization trip: Our itinerary on the approach to Base Camp is easy. Trekking into this region was restricted until 1991 for general trekkers but the expedition teams could do it. This is a very beautiful trek where you can walk along the Budi Gandaki river which will lead you trek to a valley of Tibetan culture. You will be acclimatized along the way enjoying culture, hospitality and amazing sceneries. Acclimatization always plays a vital role in making an expedition successful in the Himalayas.
3. Selected climbers: We only take selected number of climbers for our Expedition in Manaslu or any other big mountains. There are some basic criteria on how you can join our Manaslu Expedition: a. You must be experienced in high altitude climbing and have climbed at least two 6000 m peaks b. You must be physically and psychologically fit for climbing 8000 m peak c. You must be ready for being in the mountain for two months.
Day 01 - Arrival in Kathmandu Day 02 - Preparation / sight seeing Day 03 - Briefing at the Ministry Day 04 - Drive to Arughat Day 05 - Trek to Khursani Bari Day 06 - Trek to Khorla besi Day 07 - Trek to Jagat Day 08 - Trek to Deng Day 09 - Trek to Namrung Day 10 - Trek to Lho Day 11 - Trek to Sama Gaon Day 12 - Sama Village Day 13 - Sama Village - Manaslu Base camp Day 14 to 36 - Climbing Period for Manaslu Day 37 - Clean up Base Camp Day 38 - Trek to Sama Gaon Day 39 - Trek to Namrung Day 40 - Trek to Philim Day 41 - Trek to Machha Khola Day 42 - Trek to Soti Khola Day 43 - Trek to Arughat Day 44 - Drive to Kathmandu Day 45 - Kathmandu - D briefing at the Ministry Day 46 - Departure for home
All airport/hotel transfer
5 Nights Accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast on twin sharing basis
Transportation cost for member, guides and equipments from KTM-Arughat
Helicopter flight from Sama gaon to Kathmandu
Food and accommodation during the trek and climbing session on full board basis
All group equipment needed to reach base camp and climb the mountain
Climbing Sherpa, porters, liaison officer, base camp staff and 1 personal climbing guide
Cook and kitchen helper at Base Camp
All necessary paper works including climbing permit of Manaslu
2 bottles of 3 ltr Poisk oxygen for member and 1 bottle for climbing Sherpa and Top Out Masks, regulators and back up masks (extra oxygen use USD 600 per bottle )
Equipment allowance and daily wages for all Nepali staffs
Equipment allowance and salary for Liaison officer
Solar panels for charging photo equipment and computer at Base Camp
Communication/satellite phone (pay call) in base camp