Manaslu expedition

Manaslu Expedition

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Elevation: 8,163m (26,763ft)
Nepal/Manaslu Region/Lamjung District
28°33′0″ N 84°33′35″ E
First Ascent:
Toshio Imanishi and Gyalzen Norbu (Japan), May 9, 1956
Climbing Season:
Late spring (traditionally less hazardous) and autumn
Expedition duration:
45 days (typically)
Climbing duration:
32 days (typically)
Group Size:
02-15 people per Group
Climbing Route:
South west route (normal)
Base camp:
Camp 1 elevation:
Camp 2 elevation:
Camp 3 elevation:
Camp 4 elevation:

Mt. Manaslu (8163 meters) Expedition in Nepal is a great climbing expedition of a 800 meters himalaya peak. Our manaslu expedition is a complete adventure of a 8ooo meters peak in the fabulous Himalayas, no doubt the best alternative to Cho oyu. It is the eight highest mountains and located at the restricated area of Manaslu region of Nepal. Expedition to Manaslu is much technical and challenging. So, each climber has to have excellent physical and mental preparation as well as a high level of climbing proficiency and altitude adeptness. We Global Holidays Adventure offers a complete service to maximize the success of achieving the summit of Manaslu.

We fixed our Manaslu Expedition Camp 1 at 5700 meters at the bottom of the North Peak right above the glacier on a protected area. Expedition Camp 2 is located at the safe section of the climb on a relatively flat area at 6400 meters although while at this campsite there can be a lot of snow accumulation. The climb from Camp 2 to Camp 3 is one of the shortest days and only takes around 3 hours. We make our Camp 3 at the elevation of 6800 meters just below the col to avoid the very strong winds so we ensure that all our tents are anchored properly. The route continues up the remaining glacier climbing steep sections of snow and ice with safety towards Camp 4 at 7400 meters which is the last camp on our Manaslu expedition. Finally with great hand of our experience we summit the Manaslu.

Itinerary Details of Manslu Expedition- Autumn 2016

  • Aug 31-Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport and transfer to Hotel Yak & Yeti.
  • Sep 01-02 -Day 02-03: Preparation, Briefings, Last minute shopping and formalities.
  • Sep 03-Day 04: Drive from Kathmandu to Besishahar (823m), teahouse accommodation.
  • Sep 04-Day 05: Trek from Besishahar to Bahundanda (1305m), overnight teahouse.
  • Sep 05-Day 06: Trek from Bahundanda to Chyamche (1430m), overnight teahouse.
  • Sep 06-Day 07: Trek from Chyamche to Dharapani (1860m), overnight teahouse.
  • Sep 07-Day 08: Trek from Dharapani to Tilje (2700m), teahouse accommodation.
  • Sep 08-Day 09: Trek from Tilje to Bhimthang (3590m), teahouse accommodation.
  • Sep 09-Day 10: Trek from Bhimthang to Dharamshala via Larkyala Pass (5314), at teahouse.
  • Sep 10-Day 11: Trek from Dharamshala to Sama Gaon (3780m), overnight teahouse.
  • Sep 11-Day 12: Rest and acclimatization day at Sama Village.
  • Sep 12-Day 13: Trek from Sama Village (Gaon) to Manaslu Base camp (4700m), overnight camping.
  • Sep 13 - Oct 06 -Day 14 - 40: Climbing period; summit Manaslu (8163m).
  • Oct 07-Day 41: Pack up and preparation for returning.
  • Oct 08-Day 42: Trek to Sama Gaon and camping Accommodation.
  • Oct 09-Day 43: Trek from Sama Gaon to Namrung (2550m), overnight camping.
  • Oct 10-Day 44: Trek from Namrung to Philim Vilage (2300m), overnight camping.
  • Oct 11-Day 45: Trek from Philim Village to Macha Khola (1330m), overnight camping.
  • Oct 12-Day 46: Trek from Macha Khola to Soti Khola (1165m), overnight camping.
  • Oct 13-Day 47: Trek from Soti Khola to Arughat (950m), overnight camping.
  • Oct 14-Day 48: Drive from Arughat to Kathmandu and overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Oct 15-Day 49: Final departure, or alternative Join other activities.

Global Holidays Adventure offers full board Service for our entire range of flagship Mountaineering Expeditions to 6000m, 7000m and 8000m peak and expedition. Our full board service means that we will provide a trekking service, an in-Base camp service and high camp service executed by your Sherpa climbing guide. All our full board clients will have a personal Sherpa climbing guide exclusively dedicated to the client for the duration of the climb.

"Package cost"
Hotel Full board service per person
5 Star or Equivalent Hotels USD $ 9999.00
4 Star or Equivalent Hotels USD $ .9899.00
3 Star or Equivalent Hotels USD $ 9799.00

Full Board Service Cost Include

  • All arrival and departure transfer services in Kathmandu to and from International
  • Airport with other necessary surface transport (by Non A/C Vehicles) as per itinerary with an assistant for reception.
  • Four Nights’ accommodations at Hotel Vaishali or similar in Kathmandu on B/B Plan.
  • Necessary staffs including Guides and Porters during the trekking and climbing.
  • All trekking and camping equipments like camp furniture, kitchenware, dining tents, guest tents, etc.
  • 3 meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunch and Dinners with tea or coffee) along with available accommodation at Hotel/ Lodge/ Guest Houses or tents for members and staffs during trek and climbing in twin sharing basis.
  • Per person 50 kg baggage allowance during trekking-up carrying by porter or Yak and 40 kg baggage allowance while returning from Base Camp after returning from climbing for climbers.
  • Per person 30 kg baggage allowance during trekking-up carrying by porter or Yak and 25 kg baggage allowance while returning from Base Camp after returning from climbing for supporting group.
  • Trekking Permit (National Park entry fee) and TIMS (Trekker's Information
  • Management System) card.
  • Expedition Royalty and permit of Nepal Government to climb Mt. Manaslu.
  • 2:1 Experienced (i.e. 4 for eight climbers), Trained, Government Licensed
  • Climbing/expedition Guide (Sherpa) for climbing members.
  • All wages, equipments, medical and accidental Insurances for all involved staffs in trekking and expedition.
  • First Aid medical kits for the Group and the staffs.
  • Satellite phone carrying by guide for communication available with US$ 4.00 per minute cost for climbing members.
  • Appropriate food for high altitude and all climbing crew at base camp and above as required.
  • Required fixed and dynamic rope during climbing period.
  • Emergency Oxygen with mask and regulators available for additional costs upon demand.
  • Each expedition member will have an individual tent in the base camp.
  • Solar panel for light and battery charger.
  • All tents for camp 1, 2, 3 and 4 sharing with Climbing Sherpa. Ice fall charges.
  • Sherpa's tents for Base Camp, food for climbing, and insurance.
  • High altitude food for member and Sherpa including drinks and cooking crew.
  • Free assistance service for Cargo clearance and Duties.
  • Our service charge and Government Taxes levied in Nepal.
  • Complete pre-departure information, flight ticket reconfirmation and visa extension procedure services (if required).
  • Farewell Dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with domestic culture show in
  • Kathmandu before departure.
  • Global Holidays Adventure Special Gifts (T-shirt/Pashmina etc.)

Cost Exclude

  • Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except for the farewell dinner)
  • Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, nutria-bars or any other food consumed beyond the prescribed breakfast, lunch and dinner, etc.
  • Items of personal nature, Laundry Expenses, Tips.
  • Expenses incurred towards usage of landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies or satellite phone And Internet expenses
  • Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, or Trekking Gears.
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in Government regulations, etc.
  • Rescue, Repatriation, Medicines, Medical Tests and Hospitalization expenses.
  • Medical Insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required.
  • Travel Insurance and helicopter rescue.
  • Walkie-talkies & Filming permit (if you have special camera).
  • Personal climbing gears.
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs.
  • Any other item not included in “THE PACKAGE COST INCLUDES” SECTION.
  • Airfare of international flights.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (Visa issuance is easy at the arrival).
  • Any extra services or products or offers or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Cost depends on Group size and Hotel Category in Hotels in Kathmandu.
  • The itinerary is changeable and modifiable as per needs and time frame of trekkers.
  • Cost will be re calculated if the itinerary is changed or modified.
  • Additional activities may be added as climbers request with appropriate additional cost.
  • The cost may also be affected due to the requirement of number of guides and porters.
  • For any kind of change please contact us by mail or call.

- The above itinerary is a guideline and standard suggested pattern chosen by majority of our customers. Your final itinerary will be customized according to your available time and requirements.

- The final itinerary duration and schedule may be reduced or extend depending on your time, budget, your fitness, class of service or any other preferences. The quote will be provided for you initial requirements and can be adjusted with mutual agreement should you require modifying these requirements.

Global Holidays Adventure
is proud to provide high quality service with focus on safety of our customers. We have our climbing safety and logistics assessed and reviewed by experienced European and North American climbers and we are proud of our service.

Is Mountain Climbing/ Expedition permit different than Trekking permit ?
Yes, Trekking permit is only limited to trekking in the designated areas but not for climbing. Mountain Climbing or Peak climbing is a separate permit issued by the government of Nepal.

Note: Climbing permit are valid for a month and it only takes account of the time you spend Climbing a peak/ mountain but not the the time you spend in getting to the base Or return from there. Permit requires everyone in the group to have insurence, and group be accompained by a certified from the Nepal Mountaineer Association.

What type of shape do I need for this Trip?

Climbing provides the most adventurous experience with spectacular scenery through remote glaciated valleys and passes. This trip requires physical fitness which will assist with climbing. Any person suffering from a pre-existing medical condition or diseases must seek medical advice before considering this trip.

Will somebody come to pick me up at the Airport upon my arrival?
Yes, Global Holidays Adventure representative will be there to greet you outside of Terminal Hall, he/she will be displaying an Global Holidays Adventure name with your name on it. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel.

Visa info:- Entry Visa fees - at present $25 for 15 day, US$ 40 for 30 day, and US$ 100 for three month visa on entry into Nepal. You take take Visa after landing Nepal in Tribhuwan International Airport.

Toilet Facilities - On trek, common toilet facilities are available at Tea Houses.

What kind of food can I expect in trekking / Climbing ?
During your Trekking, Most of Teahouse’s cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian fare. Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season) and even some desserts like apple pies, pancakes, and some interesting attempts at custard. You will find a lot of garlic on the menu because it assists with acclimatization – eat some every day. In many larger villages you may find some meat on the menu. You can always get hot chocolate, tea, and hot lemon drinks, as well as soft drinks, and treats like chocolate and crisps. Each day dinner and breakfast are used to take in the same lodge you spend the night. Lunch will be taken on the way to destination. During your peak climbing you will have tented camp and will have light food.

What sort of transportation I use?
Global holidays Adventure is all about providing you with local insights as well as adventure, with that in mind, where we think you will get more out of your holiday by using a different means of transport that is what we do. Using a variety of private transport is an integral part of our Himalaya tours and enhances the experience! We use private tourist vehicles for sightseeing, city tours and pickups. Depending on the group size we use cars, minibus, van or land cruiser. These small light vehicles are more manoeuvrable and flexible enabling us to take you through the Narrow roads of Nepal. All the vehicles are usually air-conditioned unless we are travelling in cooler areas.

What is the best season for this Climbing ?
The best time for is October to mid December and mid February to mid June. It is not very good Climbing during the monsoon season from June to August.

What is the weather & temperature like in trekking?
Weather in the mountains is notoriously difficult to predict. At night it is generally cooler the days are enerally warm. Winter (January and February) will be bit colder but the days can be quite beautiful and warm if the sun is out. There will be bit of snow during the month of January, February and December. It is also important to make sure that you can stay warm and dry in just about any conditions. Expect the unexpected! The temperature could be as high as 20 deg C to -15 deg C low.

Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?
These facilities will be available in most of the places in your hotel reception by paying some service charges. Remember to bring your adapters!

Is there any communication while we are on trekking?
There are telephones in some villages along the trekking routes from which you can make international calls. Some place there is also internet access which you can use by paying some charges.

Can I use credit cards in the places visit in trekking?
In Kathmandu you can use your credit/Master Card. During the Trekking you need cash you cannot use your credit card.

How much additional money do I need per day?
In Kathmandu, you can allocate US$ 08 - 10 for a lunch / dinner. It’s all depends on your spending habits. US$10 to 20 US$ a day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates and few drinks in trekking.

Do I need to tip my guide and porters?
How much would that be? This is a difficult thing to tell. Its up to you from your heart by looking their work and support. Tipping is not required, but a small way to show your guides and local porters thanks for their help. The level of the tip should reflect the level of personal involvement with your guide.

Is the water OK to drink? Do I need to bring purifying tablets/filter?

In most places bottled water is readily available. If you wish to drink normal water, you need to use purifying aid, which you will need to bring with you.

Global Holidays Adventure Agency's staff insured?

Our company insures all our trekking staff, including guide, cook, Sherpa and porters.

What essential documents do I need to bring with me on tour?
Valid Passport – must be valid for up to 6 months after you return from your tour, keep a separate photocopy. Travel insurance, keep a separate photocopy which you need to give to us before you leaving for Trip. Cash and Traveller’s Cheques, keep numbers and proof of purchase separate. Flight tickets Emergency contact numbers for T/C’s, banks, insurance, family contacts.

Can I add extra days to my trekking trip? A trekking holiday should never be about making it to the final point quickly. Along your trek we can add days at your request with additional costs to cover guides, porters, accommodation and food.

Do you use yaks/porters on the trek or do we carry all of our own gear?
Whilst on the trek, our porter will take care of your luggage. All you need to carry is your small day bag for your personal belongings like camera, water bottle, sun cream etc only.

What opportunities will I have for shower along the trek?
Yes, we arrange guesthouse with hot shower but some Place there is not hot shower, we will provide hot water in bucket for shower.

I would you like to extend my holiday, any recommendations?

Yes, there are many options and choices to extend your holiday before or after your main trip. Following trips are suggested for your holiday extensions.
Kathmandu Shopping Tour

What immunizations will I need?
No vaccinations are compulsory in Himalaya, but we do recommend you are covered for *diphtheria & TB, hepatitis A, *hepatitis B, *malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus. We also recommend: - A dental check-up prior to travelling. - That you know your blood group in case of emergency.

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