Manaslu Expedition Autumn – 2018-41 Days

Mt. Manaslu (8,163m) is the eight highest mountains in the world. It is located about forty miles east of Annapurna and it is part of the Mansiri Himal in the Nepal Himalayas.

  •   Destination: Nepal
  •  Group size: 02-08
  •   Arrival on: Kathmandu, Nepal
  •   Departure from: Kathmandu, Nepal
  •   Trip Level: Very Strenuous
  •  Max Altitude: (8163m./26781ft.)
  •  Activities: Trekking and Climbing
  •   Transportation: Private Jeep or Van

  Meals: BB plan in Kathmandu and All meals during the trek and expedition

  Accommodation: Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu, Teahouse basis accommodation during trekking and fully camping basis while climbing

Trip Introduction

Mt. Manaslu (8,163m) is the eight highest mountains in the world. It is located about forty miles east of Annapurna and it is part of the Mansiri Himal in the Nepal Himalayas. The mountain’s long ridges and valley glaciers offer feasible approaches from all directions, and culminate in a peak that towers steeply above its surrounding landscape, and is a dominant feature when viewed from afar. In view of its favorable topography of long ridges and glacial valleys, Manaslu offers several routes to mountaineers.

We offer you a full service expedition with an experience climbing guide-manager offering the best balance of quality and value. The team will be supported by a 1:2 Sherpa to climber ration. Our supporting Sherpa are 8000m experienced and some of them reached to the summit of Manaslu and many other highest mountain.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu (1400m). Overnight at Hotel.
Day 02: Kathamandu Sightseeing / Brieifing and Preparation for Expedition.Overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Kathmandu to Arughat (570m). Overnight at lodge or tented camp.
Day 04: Arughat to Soti Khola (730m). Overnight at lodge or tented camp.
Day 05: Soti to Machha khola (930m). Overnight at lodge or tented camp.
Day 06: MachaKhola to Jagat (1410m). Overnight at lodge or tented camp.
Day 07: Jagat to Dyang (1800m). Overnight at lodge or tented camp.
Day 08: Dyang to Ghap (2160m). Overnight at lodge or tented camp.
Day 09: Ghap to Namrung (2550m). Overnight at lodge or tented camp.
Day 10: Namrung to Lhogaon (3180m). Overnight at lodge or tented camp.
Day 11: Lhogaon to Samagaon (3530m). Overnight at lodge or tented camp.
Day 12: Rest day, explore around the valley. Overnight at lodge or tented camp.
Day 13 – Day 35: Climbing Period for Mt. Manaslu (8163m)
Mount Manaslu Expedition Climbing Period:

# After 10-11 days trek from Arughat (570m) we will reach to Manaslu Base Camp (4800m). We wil spend couple of days at Base camp before heading to Camp I.

# We set up Camp I (5700n) above the glacier on a protected area. While climbing to Camp I, we use fixed ropes and carefully follow the route marker over the glacier.

# Camp II (6400m) is located at the safe section.

# It is short climb from Camp II to Camp III (6800m) also known as intermediate camp.

# Climbing to Camp IV (7300m), which is last camp on our Manaslu Expedition. Traditionally there are 3 camps above base camp C1 (5,500m), C2 (6,300m) and C3 (7,300 m). While climbing we climb through varies from glacier crossings to steep snow steps and requires a good understanding of basic alpine climbing techniques.

Day 13: Sama to BaseCamp (4,800m). 6-7 hrs hike
Day 14: Rest in Basecamp & Acclimatization, training
Day 15: Rest in Basecamp & Acclimatization, training,

Climbing Manaslu:
Day 16: Walk to camp 1 return base camp
Day 17: Rest in base camp;
Day 18: Walk to camp 1, Sleep;
Day 19: Explore the route to Camp 2. Return to base camp;
Day 20: Rest in base camp
Day 21: Rest in base camp
Day 22: Walk to camp 1 and sleep there
Day 23: Walk to camp 2 and sleep there
Day 24: Explore the route to camp 3. Return to base camp.
Day 25: Rest in base camp;
Day 26: Rest in base camp;
Day 27: Rest in base camp;
Day 28: Walk to camp 1 and sleep there;
Day 29: Walk to camp 2 and sleep there;
Day 30: Walk to camp 3 and sleep there; back to top

Summit Days:
Day 31: Summit attempt
Day 32: Summit attempt
Day 33: Summit attempt, descend to camp 2
Day 34: Base Camp
Day 35: Samagaon. Overnight at lodge or tented camp.
Day 36: Trek to Namrung (2550m). Overnight at lodge or tented camp.
Day 37: Trek to Philim (1590m). Overnight at lodge or tented camp.
Day 38: Trek to Machha Khola (930m). Overnight at lodge or tented camp.
Day 39: Trek to Soti Khola (730m). Overnight at lodge or tented camp.
Day 40: Drive to Kathmandu (1400m). Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 41: Departure

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Accommodation

We will be staying at 2/3 star hotel in Kathmandu, and fully camping basis while trekking and climbing. All rooms are on twin-shared basis. Single bedroom will be arranged on request and will cost additional. Utmost Adventure will arrange rooms with attached washrooms; however, while camping there will be tented shower and bathroom.

Meals

In Kathmandu, breakfast will be available. All meals will be provided during climbing including tea, coffee prepared by our cook. There will also be welcome and farewell dinners taking place for guests. While on trek, we have breakfast and dinner in the camp where we spend the night and lunch on our way to next destination. Authentic Nepalese, Tibetan, continental meals are common choices in the menu.

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements

Mount Manaslu Expedition is a strenuous expedition. Climbers who can walk/climb up to 5-6 hours a day on an uphill and downhill trail will find this expedition fulfilling. It is best that we prepare ourselves for the Manaslu Expedition by climbing, jogging and exercising regularly at least couple months prior to the start of the expedition. Climbing to the Mt. Manaslu should be relatively fine for those who have experience climbing/trekking in a high altitude environment. Past climbing, hiking experience would be an asset because technical skill is required for this trip. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases should inform Utmost Adventure before booking the trek.

Best Time to Travel

The best time for expedition to Mt. Manaslu Expedition is during spring (April to May) and autumn (August, September). The temperature is moderate and guarantees amazing views throughout the trip. Although this expedition can be undertaken during winter, the cold temperature might not be suitable for everyone.

Day 01: Kathmandu (1400m):

Welcome to Himalayan country of Nepal. Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan intl. airport our representative welcomes you and assists to transfer in your hotel in Kathmandu (1,400m). After time to get refreshed, evening you will meet and transfer for welcome dinner in one of the typical Nepalese restaurant in the heart of Kathmandu and after meal briefing about your trip and overnight at Hotel.

  •  Accommodation: Hotel
  •  Hours: 30 Min
  •  Altitude: 1400m
  •   Meals: Dinner

Day 02: Kathamandu Sightseeing / Brieifing and Preparation for Expedition:

Today, morning we will ready after your breakfast to head on for our relaxing guided day trip to world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley and visit the highlights of Kathmandu and the surrounding areas. We take you to visit the pilgrimage sites of Hindus temple Pashupatinath, one of the most important shrine of Shiva temples on the subcontinent which is place of thousand of devotees, Saddhus (holy men/Baba), and can be seen the cremating body most of the times in the holy riverbank of Bagmati. Hundreds of monkeys are giggling with you and take a time to exploring surrounding area and visit Bouddhanath stupa an another pilgrimage centre which is most popular and important place for Buddhist. You can explore with rounding prayer wheel and flattering colorful flag with melodious chanting noise. After your lunch at Bouddha visit Swoyambhunath stupa also known as monkey temple covering wide range of area with highest point of Kathmandu valley and enjoy the 360 degrees of valley view. After exploring the surrounding areas visit to Kathmandu Durbar Square which is old royal palace of Kathmandu and can be seen lot of temple, architectures and Kumari (living goddess) and walk in a freak street and late afternoon back to hotel and evening briefing about your trip, what is your responsibility, what to do and does not in the expedition? Introduce with our fellow expedition staff and chances to ask remaining question and simply relax at the hotel.

  •  Accommodation: Hotel
  •  Hours: 6
  •  Altitude: 1400m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 03: Kathmandu to Arughat (570m):

After breakfast at your hotel in Kathmandu, we pick up you at around 7 in the morning. About 3 and half hour comfortable drive to Dhading Bensi and another 4 hours dirt road drive reached at Arughat. It is small beautiful town famous for trade center of upper part of Gorkha district. Overnight at tea-house lodge (tented camp).

  •  Accommodation: Lodge / Tented Camp
  •  Hours: 7
  •  Altitude: 570m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 04: Arughat to Soti Khola (730m):

An easy walking day, head north following the Bhudi Gandaki in the low country path surrounded by rice paddies and picturesque hamlets. We pass beautiful local villages, we ascend slowly towards to Kyoropani, path descends once again to the river and our campsite at the confluence with the tributary of Soti Khola. A short day walk, it is hot in the low country so we might ha and perhaps we have time for a refreshing swim sometime during the day for it is hot in the low country. We refreshing swim in white water. Overnight at tea-house lodge (tented camp).

  •  Accommodation: Lodge / Tented Camp
  •  Hours: 5
  •  Altitude: 730m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 05: Soti to Machha khola (930m):

The trail goes along the Budhi Gandaki river, you climb again to Almara through beautiful forest trail. The country changes, the broad valley narrows and at times the trail are cut into the steep valley side, which is densely forested. We pass a number of small villages, tucked into the hillside, until we reach a widening of the valley. Once again descends to the wide, sandy river bed and follow a path, which runs below the steep, craggy valley side. We have short climb up once again on a trail to Machha Khaola. Overnight at tea-house lodge (tented camp).

  •  Accommodation: Lodge / Tented Camp
  •  Hours: 6
  •  Altitude: 930m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 06: MachaKhola to Jagat (1410m):

We continue our journey along the Budhi Gandaki river, we cross the Machha Khola and head upstream to the tiny village of Khorlabeshi and the hot springs at Tatopani. The trail is quite exposed and challenging in places. After a short section of forest path we reach the single tea house at Doban. Above Doban, you can see an impressive series rapids of Budhi Gandaki. We climb short steep section, the river is much more placid, meandering across a broad gravel bed. We cross the river on a suspension bridge and another short climb to Jagat. Overnight at tea-house lodge (tented camp).

  •  Accommodation: Lodge / Tented Camp
  •  Hours: 6
  •  Altitude: 1410m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 07: Jagat to Dyang (1800m):

After descending a long series of stone steps to the river,trek climb a terraced hill to Saguleri, from where we can see the impressive Sringi Himal, 7187m. We Cross the river again at Ghata Khola, the path splits, with the right–hand branch heading off towards the Mustang. Our route continues upstream, through a gorge section with towering walls. We cross the river three more times in the next two hours to avoid difficult valley sides and then climb up over a further steep spur to reach the village of Deng. Overnight at tea-house lodge (tented camp)

  •  Accommodation: Lodge / Tented Camp
  •  Hours: 5
  •  Altitude: 1800m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 08: Dyang to Ghap (2160m):

About 5 hrs walk. The path goes through dense jungle up the narrow western gorge of the Buri Gandaki heading towards Manaslu. At times the path is high above the river which we will cross and re-cross on an incredible variety of bridges. In Ghap, we will admire some fine sculptures, mostly representing meditating Buddhas. Overnight at tea-house lodge (tented camp).

  •  Accommodation: Lodge / Tented Camp
  •  Hours: 6
  •  Altitude: 2160m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 09: Ghap to Namrung (2550m):

We gain altitude to take us into alpine territory and increasing mountain views. There are more mani walls and 3 more crossing of the Buri Gandaki on our route to Namrung, where our permit is checked. Above this village the valley opens out and there are extensive pastures. Climbing climb gently now, and cross a large stream flowing down from the Lidanda Glaciers, and reach the Tibetan village of Sho, 3000m. We camp just above the village we get our first incredible views of the Manaslu North and then of Manaslu main ahead. Overnight at tea-house lodge (tented camp)

  •  Accommodation: Lodge / Tented Camp
  •  Hours: 5
  •  Altitude: 2550m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10: Namrung to Lhogaon (3180m):

Let the exploring start! We will discuss with locals what our best option is to get to the gompa. Our sherpas reckon it could be a very nice walk to take the smaller direct trail…. We pass thru Lho, a large village at 3150m where there is a lovely little monastery and numerous chortens and manis. Looking back Ganesh I is visible. Leaving the village, we follow the right bank of the river, with views of Peak 29 ahead. At a fork in the trail, we take a detour to the left, which leads up to Honsansho Gompa and the Pungen Glaciers, from where there is a stunning view of Peak 29 and Manaslu. We will camp somewhere around here and explore and acclimatize for the next few days. Overnight at tea-house lodge (tented camp)

  •  Accommodation: Lodge / Tented Camp
  •  Hours: 5
  •  Altitude: 3180m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11: Lhogaon to Samagaon (3530m):

We head straight towards Peak 29, ahead of us, then follow the lateral moraine of the Pungen Glacier towards Sama. Breathtaking views of the Manaslu, Northern Manaslu (7145m) and the Naike. Surrounded by mountains in a peaceful forest, we take a rest day to acclimatize and relax. Overnight at tea-house lodge (tented camp).

  •  Accommodation: Lodge / Tented Camp
  •  Hours: 5
  •  Altitude: 3530m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 12: Rest day, explore around the valley:

Rest day, explore around the valley. Overnight at tea-house lodge (tented camp).

  •  Accommodation: Lodge / Tented Camp
  •  Hours: 0
  •  Altitude: 3530m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13 – Day 35: Climbing Period for Mt. Manaslu (8163m):

Mount Manaslu Expedition Climbing Period: 

# After 10-11 days trek from Arughat (570m) we will reach to Manaslu Base Camp (4800m). We wil spend couple of days at Base camp before heading to Camp I.

# We set up Camp I (5700n) above the glacier on a protected area. While climbing to Camp I, we use fixed ropes and carefully follow the route marker over the glacier.

# Camp II (6400m) is located at the safe section.

# It is short climb from Camp II to Camp III (6800m) also known as intermediate camp.

# Climbing to Camp IV (7300m), which is last camp on our Manaslu Expedition. Traditionally there are 3 camps above base camp C1 (5,500m), C2 (6,300m) and C3 (7,300 m). While climbing we climb through varies from glacier crossings to steep snow steps and requires a good understanding of basic alpine climbing techniques.

Day 13: Sama to BaseCamp (4,800m). 6-7 hrs hike
Day 14: Rest in Basecamp & Acclimatization, training
Day 15: Rest in Basecamp & Acclimatization, training,

Climbing Manaslu:
Day 16: Walk to camp 1 return base camp
Day 17: Rest in base camp;
Day 18: Walk to camp 1, Sleep;
Day 19: Explore the route to Camp 2. Return to base camp;
Day 20: Rest in base camp
Day 21: Rest in base camp
Day 22: Walk to camp 1 and sleep there
Day 23: Walk to camp 2 and sleep there
Day 24: Explore the route to camp 3. Return to base camp.
Day 25: Rest in base camp;
Day 26: Rest in base camp;
Day 27: Rest in base camp;
Day 28: Walk to camp 1 and sleep there;
Day 29: Walk to camp 2 and sleep there;
Day 30: Walk to camp 3 and sleep there; back to top

Summit Days:
Day 31: Summit attempt
Day 32: Summit attempt
Day 33: Summit attempt, descend to camp 2
Day 34: Base Camp
Day 35: Samagaon

  •  Accommodation: Tented Camp
  •  Hours: 23 Days
  •  Altitude: 8163m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 36: Trek to Namrung (2550m):

Trek back to Namrung. Overnight in Namrung.

  •  Accommodation: Lodge / Tented Camp
  •  Hours: 7
  •  Altitude: 2550m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 37: Trek to Philim (1590m):

Trek back to Philim. Overnight in Philim.

  •  Accommodation: Lodge / Tented Camp
  •  Hours: 7
  •  Altitude: 1590m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 38: Trek to Machha Khola (930m):

Trek back to Machha Khola. Overnight in Machha Khola.

  •  Accommodation: Lodge / Tented Camp
  •  Hours: 7
  •  Altitude: 930m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 39: Trek to Soti Khola (730m):

Trek back to Soti Khola. Overnight in Soti Khola. Drive to Kathmandu.

  •  Accommodation: Lodge / Tented Camp
  •  Hours: 6
  •  Altitude: 730m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 40: Drive to Kathmandu (1400m):

Drive back to Kathmandu and transfer hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  •  Accommodation: Hotel
  •  Hours: 8
  •  Altitude: 1400m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Service included in the cost : 

  • 5 Nights accommodation in Kathmandu with bed & Breakfast- hotel 3 star
  • Permit fee of Manaslu (8163m) Expedition
  • Both way domestic airfare and airport taxes (Pokhara-Jomsom-Pokhara)
  • Domestic cargo
  • Liaison officer fee
  • One head Sarder/Guide
  • Cook(s) and necessary kitchen staff
  • Required number of porter and Yaks with herder
  • High altitude climbing Sherpa (One Sherpa for three clients)
  • All necessary climbing gears with fix ropes
  • Three times meal during the trek on hotel basis
  • All meals and available high altitude food for above Base Camp
  • Hot drinks(Tea, Coffee, Chocolate, Juice)
  • Necessary tents at Base Camp ( kitchen, toilet& dinning etc)
  • High altitude tents
  • EPI gas with burner
  • Insurance for climbing Sherpas and local team member
  • All Airport hotel airport transfers by privet vehicles

Service not included in the cost 

  • International airfare from/to your country
  • Nepal entry visa fee (can be obtained at the airport at upon arrival)
  • Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu
  • Hotel after 5 nights stay in Kathmandu
  • Personal climbing gear and equipment above Base Camp
  • Personal insurance such as travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation & lost luggage
  • Applicable permit fees & customs charges, etc. for SAT phone, communication equipment & commercial filming.
  • Expenses of personal nature such as drinks, laundry, postage, telephone etc.
  • Tips and bonuses.
  • Garbage deposit (Refundable)

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Utmost Adventure has compiled a list of necessary equipment, personal medical supplies and symptoms of medical condition likely to face during trekking / peak climbing. Also, please do understand that items listed below should be considered as an essential summary.
We highly recommend you to be familiar with all of your equipment and basic understanding of medical Conditions related to high elevation.

Your document to travel to Nepal:
Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
Dollars in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport
Credit cards, bank/ATM/cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards)

Personal Climbing gear:
Harness: A climbing harness should be lightweight and fully adjustable. Easy to put on and take off.
Ice axe: General mountaineering axe. Should be light and easy to use.
Crampons: It must fit boot perfectly and lighter is better.
Carabineers: Two large locking “pear” shaped 4 regular mountaineering carabineers
Prussik cord: You can use in many situation, carry couple more.
Ascenders: One left or right hand orientation, does not matter (Petzl)
Rappel device: Figure 8, ATC or similar. Very important to devices for descending.
Ascender / Jhumar: Must be comfortable to be use with gloves.
Helmet: It is very important to use while crossing areas through rock fall, ice cliff. Better light weight.
Walking pool: Adjustable types are the best, it will be very much helpful while walking through snow field or rocky trail.

Accessories:
Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F
Headlamp with spare bulbs and batteries
Small pad or combination lock-to-lock trek bag
Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal)
Large plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside trek bag
Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
Water bottles
Toiletries
Small wash towel
Rain coat

Personal Clothing items.

Head:
Sun hat or scarf
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
Sunglasses with UV protection

Upper Body:
T-shirts
Weight thermal tops
Fleece jacket or pullover
Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
Down vest and/or jacket (optional)

Hands:
Lightweight gloves
Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer

Lower Body:
Underwear
Hiking shorts
Lightweight cotton long pants
Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
Fleece or wool pants
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Feets:
Thick, warm wool hiking socks
Hiking boots with spare laces
Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)

Personal Hygiene:
Personal hygiene supplies;
Two tubes lip sun cream, at least 1 large tube regular sun cream (min. factor 30), some after-sun lotion in case you do get asunburn
Anti-mosquito cream;
One toothpaste/brush set;
One hand sanitizer gel
1 (fast drying) synthetic towel

Medical Supplies:
Personal prescription medications; Please let your leader know about any medical issues before the climb.
Small personal first-aid kit; (Simple and Light): first-aid tape, plasters (Band-Aids),alcohol-free wipes for cuts, personal medications, etc. (The leaders will have more extensive first-aid kits)
One skin blister repair kit
Anti-diarrhea pills (Imodium) (one regular package)
Anti-headache medication (Aspirin or Ibuprofen) (one regular package)
One small bottle cough and/or cold medicine.
One course antibiotics for chest infection, available locally at chemist shop or pharmacy with no doctor’s prescription.
One course antibiotics for stomach infection, available locally at chemist shop or pharmacy with no doctor’s prescription.
One small bottle anti-altitude sickness medication: Diamox (Acetylzolamide), available locally, for more about this medication, please contact us or your doctor
One small bottle of water purification tablets (needs to contain silver-ions AND chlorine) or a water filter or UV sterilizer.
Earplugs
Extra prescription glasses/contact lens. Contact lens wearers, please bring glasses in case of emergency.