Manaslu Expedition Overview
Manaslu Expedition Peak is world’s eighth highest mountain offering alternative to ‘Cho Oyu’ peak for those wanting to climb more challenging 8000 higher peaks. It rests on the edge of the most secluded Himalayan valleys in the central-western Himalayas, 40 miles east of Annapurna.
Manaslu Expedition Peak was first attempted by a Japanese expedition team in 1953 from the Budhi Gandaki valley, however was only climbed successfully three years later in 1956. Hence, Manaslu is every Japanese pride same as ‘Everest’ is of British.
Since, the peak offers the best alternative to Cho Oyu, it’s mostly attempted by mountaineers as a practice for ‘Everest expedition’. We climbing route is relatively straight forward and has a very few technical sections. We normally set up four camps throughout the Manaslu expedition. Following through few stretches of steep climbing and crevasses from Camp I to Camp II, and few possible avalanches from camp III to Camp Iv, we successfully ascend the peak.
While we try our level best to follow through the itinerary, the adventure travel in the remote mountain region is unpredictable and involves high risk. Therefore, our expedition leader has power to amend the itinerary if he thinks it’s necessary due to safety concerns.
Please follow through the detailed itinerary and get back to us for any further assistance!
- 07 April 2014 Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu 1300 meter & transfer to hotel
- 08 April 2014 Day 02: Prepare Expedition
- 09 April 2014 Day 03: Expedition briefing in Ministry of Tourism
- 10 April 2014 Day 04: Drive Arughat – Camping
- 11 April 2014 Day 05: Arughat - Liding 4 hours – Camping
- 12 April 2014 Day 06: Liding - Machhakhola 5/6 hours – Camping
- 13 April 2014 Day 07 Machhakhola - Pungpu (Thulo Dhunga) 6 hours – Camping
- 14 April 2014 Day 08: Pungpu - Philim 5/6 hours - Camping
- 15 April 2014 Day 09: Philim - Bihiphhedi 5/6 hours - Camping
- 16 April 2014 Day 10: Bihiphhedi - Namrung 5/6 hours - Camping
- 17 April 2014 Day 11: Namrung - Syalla village - Camping
- 18 April 2014 Day 12 Syalla - Sama village - Camping
- 19 April 2014 Day 13: Sama Village –Camping
- 20 April 2014 Day 14: Sama Village - Manaslu Base –camping
- 21 April -1 May 2014 Day 15 - 41: Climbing Period for Manaslu 8163m.
- 19 May 2014 Day 42: Base camp - Sama village – Camping
- 20 May 2014 Day 43: Sama - Namrung village – Camping
- 21 May 2014 Day 44: Namrung - Philim village – Camping
- 22 May 2014 Day 45: Filim -Machakhola – Camping
- 23 May 2014 Day 46: Machakhola - Soti – Camping
- 24 May 2014 Day 47: Soti - Arughat – Camping
- 25 May 2014 Day 48: Drive to Kathmandu
- 26 May 2014 Day 49: Free day in Kathmandu for shopping
- 27 May 2014 Day 50: Final Departure to the Airport
- Accommodation at hotel in Kathmandu on Bed and Breakfast basis.
- Permit fee
- Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) permit fee
- Transportation of food supply .
- 6 porters loads to BC.
- Lodging and food en-route to BC and return.
- Food and fuel at BC during the expedition period.
- BC tent for members and staff.
- Kitchen and dining equipment, toilet and shower tents with shower equipment, chairs and tables at BC.
- 2-6 members 1 cook and 1 kitchen boy.
- 7-11 members 1 cook: 2 kitchen boys.
- 12 and above 2 cooks 2 kitchen boys.
- Equipment allowance, day allowance, insurance for BC staff and liaison officer.
- Visa extension and conservation fees.
- Local transport in Kathmandu (Airport/hotel/airport).
- Helicopter rescue insurance operation only for Nepalese staff.
- Agency service charge.
- Lunch and Dinner (L, D) in Kathmandu.
- High altitude food and fuel above BC and personal climbing gears.
- Accident insurance and emergency evacuation.
- Related charges for communication equipment, satellite phone, and walkie-talkie and filming. Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods arriving into Nepal by air cargo.
- Garbage deposit of US$ 4,000 (refundable after the expedition).
- High altitude Sherpa, oxygen and mask and a regulator.
- Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu above 6 days.
- Personal travel, medical and rescue insurance
- Related charges for communication equipment (satellite phone, walkie-talkie).
As we knew through the social media that Manaslu Mountain is 8th highest mountain in the world and the mountain lies 40 miles east of Annapurna.So we determined to capture the miracle structure of the Mountain on our cameras and dare the Expedition with the support of Skyline Treks & Expedition & their family.Every thing on our Treks went so perfect than we thought.A lot of thanks to Skyline Treks for 50 days better experienced of Expedition. .
Daniel & friends