Manaslu Expedition (8156m)

54 Days
  • Trip Code: MTT-EXP-MNSEXP
  • Trip Type: Mountain Expedition
  • Max. Altitude:
  • Travel Mode: Flight

Manaslu (8156m) was first climbed in 1956 by a Japanese expedition. Its name comes from the Sanskrit word manasa, 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 always been a Japanese mountain.

HW Tillman and Jimmy Roberts photographed Manaslu during a trek in 1950. But the first real ssurvery of the peak was made by a Japanese expedition in 1952.

A Japanese team made the first serious attempt on the peak from the Buri Gandaki valley in 1953. When another team followed in 1954, the villagers of Samagaon told them the first team had been responsible for an avalanche that destroyed a monastery. and refused to let the 1954 expedition climb. The expedition set off to climb Ganesh Himal instead.

Despite a large donation for the rebuilding of the monastery, subsequent Japanese expeditions, including the one that made the first ascent in 1956, took place in an atmosphere of animossity and mistrust. 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 Manaslu as a member of a Tyrolean expedition that climbed from the Marshyangdi valley in 1972.

Trip Duration 54 Days
Trip Type Mountain Expedition
Trip Grade Strenuous
Min Group Size 1+
Trip Start Kathmandu
Trip End Kathmandu
Best Season Autumn: SEP-OCT-NOV Spring: MAR-APR-MAY
Transportaion Flight
Meals 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
Acommodation 2-3 Star Hotel Accomodation in Kathmandu.
Camping Accomodation during Trek/Expedition

Arrival Kathmandu, transfer to hotel, Bed & Breakfast Basis (B/B)

Preparing Expedition & Briefing, hotel B/B

Prepared Expedition & Briefing in Ministry of Tourism, hotel B/B

Drive to Gorkha

Gorkha – Khanchock

Khanchok – Arughat

Arughat – Sotikhola 6 hours

Sotikhola – Machhakhola 6/7hrs

Machhakhola – Jagat

Jagat – Ukawa

Ukawa – Ngyak 5/6 hours

Nyak – Namrung 5/6 hours

Namrung – Syalla village

Syalla – Sama village

Sama Village – Manaslu BC

Climbing Period for Manaslu 8163m.

Base camp – Sama village

Sama – Namrung

Namrung – Philim village

Filim – Machakhola

Machakhola – Soti

Soti – Arughat

Arughat – Dhading & drive to Kathmandu

Final Departures.

Service Includes/Excludes
Trip includes:
  • All airport pick-up and drop-off services by private A/C car or van
  • Entry permit for National Park
  • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) card
  • Trekking guide
  • Porter
  • Three meals a day (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
  • Lodge accommodations and/or Camping arrangements during trek
  • Domestic ticket from Kathmandu to your trekking destination as mentioned in the trip itinerary
  • Insurance and equipment for guide and porters
  • First aid kit
  • Rescue assistance (It would be better to have your own travel insurance that can cover helicopter evacuation and medical treatment in case required.)
  • One farewell dinner with live Nepalese cultural performance.
Trip does not include:
  • Personal nature expenses
  • Drinks, beverages, hot shower, etc.
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips
  • Entrance fees while sightseeing
  • Meals & hotel accommodation in Kathmandu

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