Duration :43 days
Difficulty : Medium
Max Altitude : 8163m
Accomodation : Hotel & Camping
Start Date : 03th september 2023
Price per Person: 15995 €
Overview of Manaslu Expedition
Mt. Manaslu is a magnificent peak that 8,163m (26,781 ft) above the sea level and lies in the border between Gorkha and Manang Districts in the northen part of Nepal. The name Manaslu means ‘Mountain of the Spirit’ and is derived from the Sanskrit word manasa means “intellect” or “soul” also known as “Killer mountain of the world” because more than 60 mountaineers have given their lives while summiting this mountain. Mt. Manaslu is a popular destination for climbers, with a challenging technical condition as Cho Oyu (8,188m) and Shisapangma(8,027m). The Manaslu Expedition is an unforgettable lifetime experience for anyone who takes it on!
Manaslu region is located in Central of Nepal and was opened to trekkers only in 1991. But lots of mountaineering expedition teams had access for long time. In 1950 a group headed by H.W. Tilman trekked this area for the first time and ever since then this area has been quite popular. This area is still restricted to a limited number of groups and only organized trekkers in groups can trek in this area.
The first photographs of Manaslu were obtained in 1950 by British expedition, it was surveyed for climbing by Japanese expedition in 1952 and after few attempts between 1953 and 1956. Manaslu was finally climbed by Japanese in 1956. This Japanese team had all female members which introduced a first women successor of climbing over 8000m mountain.
What we do during Manaslu Expedition
Manaslu Expedition duration is 43 days. We make a short briefing for the team members and start this expedition trip from Kathmandu with the completion of all the necessary paperwork and the preparations. After all the necessary preparations have been done, we drive to Dharapani, from where the first trek of the expedition begins. From here, we leave on foot through the alpine and beautiful forests that offers spectacular experience and allows a beautiful admiration to the climbers with lush landscape of Nepal. We continue our progress along the river and alpine forest to the Bimtang, hike to Poker lake/ Larke phedi the western slope of Manaslu with enjoying the natural magnificent views. The Upper Nubri valley villages of Samdo and Samagaon has been using the muleteers regularly to transfer the materials via Larke pass and it is through this pass that the expedition equipment will pass. After Larke pass descent to Samdo via Dharmasala and the next day a very quiet and short descent to Sama at the foot of Manaslu which offers a high valley experience. During this time, our team staffs will have organized the transport of the member’s expedition equipment to the Base Camp using local porters and sometimes muleteers.
Objective 8000m, the ascent of Manaslu
For many enthusiasts of the High Altitude, this mythical figure of 8000m is a beautiful objective, the dream of a lifetime of mountaineer.
In Nepal, Manaslu allows you to experience this adventure with the greatest possible chance of success. Its technical difficulty allows you to concentrate exclusively on all the components of life at altitude. But, this should not mean minimizing the excess and the effort required to reach its summit. Nor forget the beauty of a trek in Nepal and the fantastic atmosphere of the highest mountains in the world.
Oxygen, We will not use oxygen for progression. And it is not (either) a service that is offered. However, we will have an oxygen cylinder for medical use. Clearly, it is only used in the event of a problem, to descend (and especially not to continue to climb!). But if someone wants to do with oxygen, we can also organize but in separate group as per their interest and choice.
Fixed ropes, It’s more interesting to guide expeditions without fixed ropes (or with as few as possible). And overall, if we do use fixed ropes, we will take them OUT.