MANASLU EXPEDITION 8163M | itinerary | cost | difficulty | Alpinist Club

MANASLU EXPEDITION 8163M

Group Size

5-15 peoples

meal

breakfast, lunch, dinner

accomodation

hotel, lodge,tent

arrival on

kathmandu

departure from

kathmandu

trip level

hard

max. altitude

8,160

Best season

Autumn

trip highlights

  • In Nepal, a relatively accessible mythical 8,000m
  • Experienced expedition leader  high mountain guide iFGMA
  • Supervision: 1 “Nepali Leader” for 1 participant
  • A human adventure beyond the physical challenge

Manaslu expedition 8163m  has a broad and very high summit requiring technical climbing skills. In Sanskrit, Manasa means “mountain of the spirit” or “refuge of the soul”. The expedition is more affordable than many Himalayan climbs, even though Mt. Manaslu is more technically challenging than peaks such as Cho Oyu and Shisha Pangma. Manaslu is less crowded in spring because at that time most of the expeditions go to the Everest region. We offer the mountaineer a climb of Manaslu in combination with the Manaslu Circuit Trek. This combination improves your chances of a successful climb by increasing the acclimation period before starting this technical climb, and by adding a more flexible schedule with extra weather days. Every year our Alpinist Club organizes several successful Mt. Manaslu expeditions 8,163m.

The Manaslu is technically affordable (PD in snow) for mountaineers. Manaslu expedition Safety has always Alpinist team’s top priority and we attempt to create the safest mountain experience skill possible. Alpinist’s well-skill team of guides focuses on leading a fun and successful climb without compromising safety. Therefore, Careful planning with daily weather forecasts and diligent attention are taken as we venture to high altitudes. Comprehensive medical kits, rescue equipment, and radio and satellite communication equipment carry with the team throughout the trip.

of course, if you prepare for your upcoming Manaslu expedition 8163m or trekking in Nepal, please feel free to contact our office and speak directly to one of our experienced guides regarding equipment, conditioning, the route, or any other questions you may have about our programs. we are happy to help you.  info@alpinistclub.com

Itinerary

Arrival in Kathmandu. you are greeted at the airport by our team and then transferred to our hotel. Evening briefing from your guide.

Approximately 15 hours of driving to the hotel
Final altitude: approximately 13,50 m
Meals:  dinner
Accommodation: night in the hotel

We reserve this day for sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley and to prepare for trekking. After having a warm breakfast, we will leave the hotel in a private vehicle with an experienced tour guide. We will visit several UNESCO-listed world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley and the famous  Swayambhunath stupa, and Boudhanath stupa. These places are famous to have inherited ancient religious practices, architecture, and culture. But also make the last purchases if necessary and above all optimize the luggage in a mountaineering bag and a trekking bag.

Final altitude: approximately 13,50 m
Meals: breakfast
Accommodation: night in the hotel

Breakfast at the hotel then we take our vehicles and leave for Arughat by a beautiful road that crosses the valley of Kathmandu (135 km). The views of the mountain road from Thankot are spectacular. Thankot defended before entering the city of Kathmandu, unfortunately, there are no traces of his fort. Arrive in Dhading Beshi,  crossing the bridge, then climb to Ramkot and continue to Arughat where you change your vehicle. We take local jeeps to Soti Khola, the track is bad. We cross landscapes with rice fields, traditional villages. We will meet our trekking team and we settle at the lodge.

Final altitude: approximately 700 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

Early morning after a warm breakfast, we start our trekking for khorlabesi for the first day of walking, along the river with crossings of several fishing villages and We will have the opportunity to pass villages surrounded by bamboos of the Gurung ethnic group. The villages of Lapu Besi, Khanibesi, and Macha Khola make it possible to observe the Gurung architecture and lifestyle and to discover local handicrafts. Normally, climb gently to Lapu Besi along rice terraces and lush forests Arrival at the typical

Approximately 6 hours of walking
Final altitude: approximately 950 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

Today, We leave the fertile lands to reach the steeper slopes. We walk about 1h30 to Tatopani where a spring of hot water gushes from the big rock cliff into several small waterfalls. We cross the river through a suspension bridge before taking the path that winds through the gorges of bubbling Budhi Gandaki. The Budi Gandaki descends on an impressive series of rapids. Beyond this steep section, the river is much more placid, meandering across a broad gravel bed. Further, after a long climb, one reaches yaru Khola. At yaru bagar, we cross the cantilever bridge and river on a suspension bridge, and then climb on a high path to the fields of Jagat. The Jagat village with beautiful stone houses (entrance to the national park). and check the point of the permit after that again we cross the suspension bridge along 2 waterfalls and the walking side of the river reach to the beautiful stone house village sallari.

Approximately 6 hours of walking
Final altitude: approximately 1440 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

From today, We enter the Buddhist lands with chortens and prayer walls. We leave the sallari village and ascent and descent along a mountain peeled at his feet and crossing a small village. We will have the opportunity to see a mountain 7000m the Shringi Himal, one of the beautiful mountains. The landscape becomes frankly alpine in this valley: the path goes up without trees to a small pass before going down to another small village. We walk on the flat to a huge suspension bridge and a steep climb awaits us on the other side that leads to the philim village. Additionally, Another walking in a flat on a balcony at mid-slope then descends and crosses the longest waterfall. We leave the path that goes to the Tsum Valley and continues to the small village of pewa. Before arriving at the pewa we will be able to see the massifs of Ganesh Himal and the Himal Chuli.

Approximately 6 hours of walking
Final altitude: approximately 1,820 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

We go up gently along the cliff through beautiful clumps of rhododendrons. From pewa, we really enter Bothies country (inhabitants of Tibetan origin). The children are dressed in heavy chubas of woven wool, the women wear a colorful aprons. After the hamlet and the passage of a bridge, steep climb to Rana village where traditional houses merge with the stone fields. Lunch at Bihi Phedi. Our trek on a path dug into the cliff continues to rise gradually and in the distance, we see the Prok plateau. After Bihi Phedi, we leave the classic path to descend to the torrent crossed by a suspension bridge and climb to a wild pine forest where bears, red pandas, and musk deer live. The trail leads to the small Prok hydroelectric power station and its water mills. Last steep we ascent of 20 minutes before reaching the beautiful plateau Prok village. The houses connected by paved streets are surrounded by beautiful green fields. Willows and birches shelter various species of birds including the pheasant of the Himalayas. A pretty gompa and beautiful mountain dominate the prok village.

Approximately 6 hours of walking
Final altitude: approximately 2,440 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

After having an early warm breakfast we start our journey to Kal tal with a packed lunch. The way is steeply up from prok until reach kaltal. It takes 4 – 5hrs to reach the kaltal. Walking through a forest of pine, and rhododendron. After reaching the top you will be awarded by a beautiful lake with Mt. Manaslu, shirinki Himal, Ganesh Himal, etc, and a green pine forest. It is the biggest and highest lake in the Manaslu region. It takes 45m to make round the lake. We spent around 1hour and back to prok village at the same lodge

Approximately 8 hours of walking
Final altitude: approximately 2,440 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

We leave Prok and his protective god at the exit of the village to go down to Ghap by a spruce forest then crossing two bridges. Steep uphill on the left bank of the Budhi Gandaki river before arriving at Namrung village for a lunch at 2,550m.here we can explore a Beautiful monastery in the village. We pass by green fields and cross the different small villages of Lhi and Shyu before taking a steep climb to the big lho village 3,280 m. Houses with roof terraces are nested inside each other. We can view of Manaslu, 8,156 m and Himal Chuli, 7,893 m, and other snow-capped peaks.

Approximately 6 hours of walking
Final altitude: approximately 3,200 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

We climb in the forest to reach the site of Shyala, a large plateau surrounded by high snow-capped peaks. Soon we leave the classic trail to follow a torrent and go up a steep path to the Pungyen gumpa. This sacred site is at the foot of the Manaslu Himal. Glaciers, seracs, and moraine surround a small monastery and its hermitages. Then we descend the same way to reach Samagaon, the largest village in the Nubri Valley. The houses of Samagaon are protected by an important monastery dominated by the southern face of Manaslu and its glaciers and different peaks.

Approximately 6 – 7 hours of walking
Final altitude: approximately 3,500 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

A long climb that is difficult to achieve otherwise. The departure is early, the course above the lake particularly attractive and our kitchen team awaits us directly at the base camp at 4,850 m. Here we are “at home” for the alpine part of our trip to altitude.

Approximately 7 hours of walking
Final altitude: approximately 4,700 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the tent

We offer you a combination of two techniques, “sawtooth” and “continuous progression”. Because, given the duration of the expedition, it is wise to plan an ascent in two parts, with a rest period at the base camp.

It is therefore a matter of setting up camp “Minus 1”, then camp 1 (5,600 m), sleeping there for one or two nights, and transporting equipment to camp 2 (6,200 m). Then descend to the base camp (4,850 m).

After one or two days of rest at the base camp, it will be the final departure for this great trip to the top of Manaslu (8,163 m), directly joining the classic Camp 1, where our tents waiting for us.

The next day, we gather our teams and equipment. It is possible to build a provisional schedule that gives a more precise vision of this ascent in gentle progression.

For the difficulty of the ascent

It is an ascent exclusively in snow, taking place in a grandiose glacial terrain where tormented passages alternate (beware of the risk of serac falls) and easier areas. Two passages are a little more difficult but always equipped with fixed ropes. We will therefore have the choice of our trip, with or without. The final part is rather simple except for the last 50 meters.

Fixed ropes.

Three sections are conventionally equipped with fixed ropes, between 5,700 m and 6,100 m then between 7,100 m and 7,400 m, and finally, the last summit part. The goal is to use them as little as possible. And, if the great majority of climbers evolve without being roped on the mountain, we will always be roped on glaciers, for both ascent, and descent!

In total, we have 25 days to favor good acclimatization and take into account the vagaries of the weather.

A long descent to reach Sama.

Approximately 6 hours of walking
Final altitude: approximately 3,200 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

Morning visit of the monastery and possibility to climb towards the glacial lake of Birendra Kund, located at the foot of the Manaslu glacier. Easy walk to Kermo Manan (very long wall to mani), the alpine-style valley climbs gently towards the typically Tibetan village. Crossing a small bridge, then a short and steep climb to reach the most beautiful village of the tour: Samdo (200 inhabitants). Tibet is close to Lajing Banjyang. The people of Samdo, of Tibetan origin, still trade regularly with families and grandparents living in Tibet. Discover this beautiful and welcoming village, rest.

approximately 4 hours of walking
Final altitude: approximately 3,800 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

Climb to the barracks of Dharmasala by a path on the balcony (4460 m). It is important to leave early because of the many intermittent torrents, which get bigger as the sun goes up! Meal at camp, afternoon rest, or ride in one of the combes upstream of the camp, in pursuit of blue sheep. The fixed camp is equipped with beds in several tents, toilet tents, and a mess tent with tables and chairs, as at the lodge.

Approximately 4 hours of walking
Final altitude: approximately 4,400 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

Early departure with a warm breakfast. Following a moraine, the path leads to a large glacial lake and then arrives on a large plateau. Beautiful views of huge glaciers and the north face of Manaslu. Arrive at Larkya Pass in about 4 hours. Unique views of the Himalung Himal, the Kang Guru, and further the Annapurna II. After the pass, the path climbs slightly further in the rock gardens, just to pass the 5000 m, before diving into the steep and often snowy western face. From there, and all along the descent of an immense moraine, fantastic panorama on the circus of Peri Himal. Arrive on the green plateau of Bhimtang, located in a circus surrounded by peaks with sparkling ice. Well deserved rest in a rustic lodge.

Approximately 8-9 hours of walking
Final altitude: approximately 3,700 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

Long descent From the bhimtang glacier zone the trail crosses immense forests with gigantic spruces interspersed with alpine meadows. Views of the peaks of Manaslu and the Peri Himal massif. Then, take place beautiful altitude cultures before reaching the village of karchee above the gorge. Karche is a beautiful place in the middle of the forest. There are only two tea houses.

Approximately 5 hours of walking
Final altitude: approximately 2,500 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

Today is easy and beautiful. We descended Tilicho village inside the pine forest. At Tilicho we cross a bridge and hike 15 min then we leave the trail to dharapani and enter the forest trail to nachee village before reach nache on the path we can explore the old Buddhist monastery and highest suspension bridge. After crossing the bridge we will see a nache village on the top of the hill.

Approximately 6 hours of walking
Final altitude: approximately 2,200 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

From Nachee we hike 2hours to karti and from here we take private transport to Besisahar (3h) and then continue to Kathmandu (6 to 7 hours drive). Arrive in the afternoon and check-in at the hotel.

Approximately 3 hours of walking and 7 hours of driving
Final altitude: approximately 1,350 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the hotel

free time depending on the departure time of your flight and our representative will drop you at the airport, ending your journey in Nepal. We hope to be of service to you again. Thank you and safe travels.

Approximately 20 minutes of driving
Final altitude: approximately 1,350 m
Meals: breakfast

inclusion

what's included

  • Pick up from the airport and Final drop to the airport by private vehicle
  • Domestic flights described in the program.
  • Collective and individual camping and cooking equipment.
  • Accommodation as described in the paragraph “On-site organization”.
  • Meals as indicated in the “Day to day” program.
  • Dinner on the last evening in Kathmandu (except for drinks).
  • Supervision by an English-speaking Nepalese guide throughout the trip.
  • The assistance of a local team during the trekking (sirdar, porters, cooks).
  • The special permit for this region of Nepal.
  • All Government tax
  • A hyperbaric chamber (decompression chamber)

what's not included

The price does not include

  • Cancellation/interruption of stay/loss of luggage insurance and assistance.
  • All that is not indicated in the section “The price includes”.

Your expenses on site

  • Visa fees on arrival.
  • Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu and Nepalganj
  • Any additional luggage on domestic flights.
  • The drinks.

TIPS

Tips are an integral part of the country’s culture. This gesture of thanks, which varies according to the itinerary and the duration, has become an obligation. A prize pool is created, given at the end of the trip to the members of the team.

However, it is important that the tip remains a gratuity, as our teams are also very well paid. We invite you to distribute tips only if the service has met your expectations and to reduce this sum if the services were not sufficient, explaining why in order to consolidate our educational work.

 

 

Accomodation & meal

ACCOMMODATION

In a standard category hotel (base: double room) in Kathmandu and Pokhara, during the rest of the trip in a tent (3-person tents for 2 people) or in a lodge depending on the trip. The lodges in Nepal are very comfortable random. In general, conditions are quite good around the Annapurnas and the Everest region. On the other hand, in Mustang, in the Manaslu,  Tsum valley, and in the region of Kangchanjung or Makalu, they can be very rudimentary to the point of being a dormitory sometimes even a kitchen. lodges can look like a refuge or sometimes a bed and breakfast from home. Most of the time it is a family house with double, triple, or dormitory rooms. Toilets and showers are always separate.

MEAL

In the cities, many restaurants allow us to discover the typical local cuisine. Meat is scarce in the high mountain, the Nepalese are generally vegetarians. The basic ingredients are rice, pasta, lentils, potatoes, vegetables. Snacks are included during the trek (cereal bars, dried fruits, etc.).

For camping trek accommodation:

during the trek, breakfasts and evening meals are prepared by the kitchen team. They are taken under the mess tent. Depending on the profile of the stages (length of the day’s walk and/or presence of water), midday snacks will be served hot or cold in the form of picnics.

For tea house trek accommodation: meals are prepared by the cooks of the lodge and are taken in the dining room. Here is a typical one-day menu:

breakfast: eggs, toast or chapati, or Tibetan bread or pancakes, or pancakes, butter/jam, tea or coffee
lunch: the main course, tea or coffee.
dinner: soup, main course, fruit (fresh or canned), tea or coffee

NB: Hindus and Buddhists are most often vegetarians. We, therefore, eat very little meat or fish. The dishes are pasta, rice, potatoes, lentils, etc.

 DRINKS: during the trek, tea is served with meals (two cups of tea per meal). Additional cups of tea and other beverages, including mineral water, are the responsibility of the participants. You can fill your gourds with water in the lodges, but it is essential to treat it with purifying tablets. Avoid buying plastic bottles,

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    We offer you a combination of two techniques, “sawtooth” and “continuous progression”. Because, given the duration of the expedition, it is wise to plan an ascent in two parts, with a rest period at the base camp.

    It is therefore a matter of setting up camp “Minus 1”, then camp 1 (5,600 m), sleeping there for one or two nights, and transporting equipment to camp 2 (6,200 m). Then descend to the base camp (4,850 m).

    After one or two days of rest at the base camp, it will be the final departure for this great trip to the top of Manaslu (8,163 m), directly joining the classic Camp 1, where our tents waiting for us.

    The next day, we gather our teams and equipment. It is possible to build a provisional schedule that gives a more precise vision of this ascent in gentle progression.

    For the difficulty of the ascent of manaslu

    It is an ascent exclusively in snow, taking place in grandiose glacial terrain where tormented passages alternate (beware of the risk of serac falls) and easier areas. Two passages are a little more difficult but always equipped with fixed ropes. We will therefore have the choice of our trip, with or without. The final part is rather simple except for the last 50 meters.

    Fixed ropes in manaslu

    Three sections are conventionally equipped with fixed ropes, between 5,700 m and 6,100 m then between 7,100 m and 7,400 m, and finally, the last summit part. The goal is to use them as little as possible. And, if the great majority of climbers evolve without being roped on the mountain, we will always be roped on glaciers, for both ascent, and descent!

    In total, we have 25 days to favor good acclimatization and take into account the vagaries of the weather.

    Manaslu is the height peak in Gorkha Himal and the eighth heigh peak on earth. In Sanskrit, Manasa means “intellect” or “soul”. Manaslu peak, was the first ascent on May 9, 1956, by Toshio Imanishi and Gyalzen Norbu, members of a Japanese expedition.

    Winter first Ascent  Manaslu:

    On January 12, 1984, Maciej Berbeka and Ryszard Gajewski of that expedition made the first winter ascent via the normal route.

    Manaslu is a technical mountain for a climber. Climbers will need exceptional physical fitness and climbing skills. The climber should be able to take care of themselves during climbing days. You are responsible to build your fitness up tao the best level. Our itineraries are designed to be able to help you with proper acclimatization. Equally important clients have to be aware of their eating patterns and stay hydrated. Your climbing Sherpa expedition leader will guide and motivate you throughout but a lot of the effort lies within you and your ability to climb. and some multi – pitch abseiling experience and knowledge are also required .

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