Manaslu lies in the Nepal Himalaya, Kali Gandaki valley. Mount Manaslu (8156m) was first climbed in 1956 by a Japanese expedition. Its name comes from the Sanskrit word manias, meaning “intellect” or “soul”. It is the same root word as that for Manasarover, the holy lake near Mt. Kailash in Tibet. Just as the British considered Everest their mountain, Manaslu has been always regarded as the “Japanese mountain” by the Japanese; because of the Japanese people’s first conquered on its top. The second successful Japanese expedition was in 1971. There was a South Korean attempt in 1971, and in April 1972 an avalanche that killed five climbers and 10 Sherpas ended the second made the fourth ascent of mount Manaslu, as a member of a Tyrolean expedition that climbed from the Marshyangdi valley in 1972. So Manaslu is one of the very renowned lovely mountains in the world to which, many foreigner enthusiast to climb very curiously.
This Manaslu expedition require a high level of climbing proficiency on steep, exposed and technical skill and altitude experience of 7000m. 5+ rock and Ice climbing experience, capable of 6/7 hour walk a day and for the Summit day 8/10 hours walk.
Excellent physical and mentally condition are required for this Expedition. Basic recommendation for the training with National mountaineering climbing institute or with professional mountain guide.
Day to Day Itinerary
Arrival Kathmandu, transfer hotel Hotel Royal Singi on BB
Our representative from Virgin Nepal Trek and Expedition will meet you at Tribhuvan International Airport on your arrival schedule. You will be greeted and then transferred to the hotel in the heart of Kathmandu city. Our staff will help you until the check-in procedure ends at Hotel. You can either have a rest at the Hotel or visit VNTE’s office for gathering additional information about the trip. In the evening, join our welcome dinner program organized by Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition.
Sightseeing at Kathmandu & Climbing Preparations
We will spend our day sightseeing around some of the attractive world heritage sites within Kathmandu valley. Also, today we will complete all the necessary paper works and other preparations required for Manaslu Expedition with Virgin Nepal Trek and Expedition.
Day 05 : Drive to Gorkha, overnight at tented camp.
Day 06 : Trek to Khanchok, overnight at tented camp.
Day 07 : Trek to Khursani Bari, overnight at tented camp.
Day 08 : Trek to Machha Khola, overnight at tented camp.
Day 09 : Trek to Jagat, overnight at tented camp.
Day 10 : Trek to Nyak, overnight at tented camp..
Day 11 : Trek to Prok, overnight at tented camp.
Day 12: Trek to Namru, overnight at tented camp.
Day 13 : Trek to Lho, overnight at tented camp.
Day 14 : Trek to Sama Gaon, overnight at tented camp.
Day 15 : Trek to Manaslu Base camp, overnight at tented camp.
Day 16 - 42 : Climbing Period.
Fly back to Kathmandu by helicopter. Overnight at hotel.
Leisure day in Kathmandu, overnight at hotel.
Transfer to airport, departure on your own destination.
Airport transfers (domestic and international both) Helicopter transfer from Samagaun to Kathmandu. Press conference arrangement. Expert climbing Guide and porter 5 nights hotel accommodation at Hotel Yak and Yeti or similar with breakfast. Climbing Permit fee for Mt. Manaslu and Manaslu Conservation Area Entry fee. Food & Fuel during the trek and expedition period. North Face or similar quality high altitude tent for higher camps Single tent for each member, staffs, climbing Sherpa at the base camp. 5/5 bottles of oxygen per member and guide with mask and regulator. Staff: Base camp Guide, Cook, Cook helper. Porters/Yaks to and from base camp. One high altitude Sherpa for one climber (1:1) who assist you whilst on climbing and summit attempt as well as carries food and gears to high camps. Government liaison officer, his insurance, daily allowance, equipment allowance and flight fares. Insurance, equipment allowance, wages and daily allowance for expedition staffs. All camping equipments: sleeping tents, mattress, dining tent, toilet tent, mess tent, store tent, table & chairs and other necessary kitchen utensils whilst on trekking and expedition. Group climbing equipment such as necessary fixed rope, ice screws, ice bars etc. First Aid kit bag, trekking map & duffel bag. Solar panel at the base camp. Restop toilet bag. Satalite phone (Pay Call). Walkie Talkie for each staff and member. Mountain cans cleaning at high camps. Cargo transportation to supply the food and gears to Gorkha and back All ground transportation Necessary documentation and governmental official paper works. All applicable taxes as per the government rules and regulations.
1 Government Liaison officer
20th September, 2020.(AVAILABLE)
Almost all climbers use Italian OneSport shoes today. The One Sport company has been aquired by Millet - boots still looks the same but the brand tag is different.
Get them oversized (1-2 sizes). This is not your average weekend climbing trip and you need something where your toes have space to move freely, or you'll get frostbite by rush delivery.
HotTronics make great heating pads and wires that can be used in your boots on your summit attempt. Michael Strynoe rebuilt the battery packs to give more power at a lower weight using AA Lithium batteries.
Camp makes the ultralight titanium crampons. They are light, but considered not durable. We took our chances with them and they never broke on us.
Bring spares and carry one spare at the summit attempt. Secure them to the boots with steel wire if they keep falling of. There are however many brands of crampons around. Choose your favorites, remember only that ice climbing crampons differ from glacier crampons.
You will need multi-layer clothing for climbing between BC and C3. The temperature changes dramatically when the clouds obscure the sun.
One or two layers of lightweight Gore-Tex over fleece will work well, since the layers will be easy to shed or add. Carry a lightweight down jacket at all times. Use a cap to protect your head in the sun. Wear water-resistant gloves in the icefall and a good pair of down mittens higher up. Carry a spare mitten on your summit attempt.
Use a heavy down suit for the summit. We wear it already from C2 on the summit attempt in order to save weight. If you choose to do that, move early in the morning or you'll boil.
We have used down suites from both Mountain Hardware and North Face and they all worked equally well. Check that the hood will work together with the oxygen mask, covering your face properly. If possible, bring a spare down suit for cold nights in BC. Bring plenty of lightweight socks to change.
Use a heat-exchanging, wired face mask for protection against Khumbu- cough. Use the mask already from Gorak Shep. You'll get used to it and be protected right from the start. You should find the mask in stores for cross-country skiing. If you don't, check the gear link list on this web site. The Finnish manufacturer is listed there.
North Face makes a great no-nonsense harness. Remove the stuff that you don't need. Tie about half a meter of line with a carabiner for the fixed ropes. Forget screw carabiners, you want them big and simple at Everest. Make a knot halfway up the rope and hook up a jumar with another carabiner. Secure the jumar in the front to your backpack straps or at chest level when not in use, this being the easiest way to get hold of it. Use a repelling device or just a carabiner if you know the technique.
Arrangements may be cancelled at any time but the cancellation should be communicated to us in writing. Since cancellation incurs administrative costs, we will retain any deposit paid and in addition will apply cancellation charges as follows.
Period before departure within which written cancellation is received, and sum of cancellation charge shown as a percentage of the package price: