Manaslu Expedition Spring 2014 – 52 Days

  • Manaslu Expedition Spring 2014 - 54 Days

Introduction


Manaslu (8163 m) is the eighth highest peak in the world and also known as Kutang. It lies 40 miles east of the Annapurna. The long ridges of the mountains and valley glaciers present viable approaches from every directions. It also terminates a peak that towers steeply above the surrounding landscape.
The first ascent of this mountain was made in 1956 by T. Imanishi and Gyalzen Norbu. This peak was not climbed for the next one and half decade. In 1971, Japanese team made a second successful ascent. There are half dozen established routes in this mountains these days. In the climbing history, the south face of the mountain is said to be very tough.

Itinerary


Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport and Hotel transfer

Day 02 : Preparation, Briefings, Last minute shopping and formalities

Day 03 : Drive 6hrs from Kathmandu to Arughat(950m); camping

Day 04:Trek 5hrs from Arughat to Khanchok(950m); camping

Day 05:Trek 5hrs from Khanchok to Sotikhola (1165m); camping

Day 06:Trek 5hrs from Sotikhola to Machhakhola(1330m); camping

Day 07:Trek 6hrs from Machhakhola to Jagat(1350m); camping

Day 08:Trek 5hrs from Jagat to Ngyak(2300m); camping

Day 09:Trek 6hrs from Ngyak to Namrung(2550m)

Day 10:Trek 5hrs from Namrung to Syalla village (3150m)

Day 11:Trek 7hrs from Syalla Village to Sama Gaun(3780m)

Day 12:Rest and acclimatization day at Sama Village

Day 13:Trek 6hrs from Sama Village to Manaslu Base Camp (4700m)

Day 14-42:Climbing period; summit Manaslu (8163m)

Day 43:Preparation to return to Kathmandu; Clean Base Camp

Day 44:Trek 5hrs from Base Camp to Sama village(3780m)

Day 45:Trek 5hrs from Sama village to Namrung(2550m)

Day 46:Trek 4hrs from Namrung to Philim village (2300m)

Day 47:Trek 6hrs from Philim Village to Machakhola(1330m)

Day 48:Trek 5hrsfrom Machakhola, to Soti Khola (1165m)

Day 49:Trek 4hrs from Soti, Khola to Arughat(950m)

Day 50:Drive 7hrs from Arughat to Kathmandu by tourist mini bus; hotel accommodation

Day 51:Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley (Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath, Boudhanath & Pashupatinath); leisure and shopping. Farewell and celebration dinner in the evening.

Day 52:Transfer to the airport for final departure or alternatively join other activities

Cost


Cost Included

  • Expedition permit fees
  • Accommodations in Kathmandu
  • All overnight accommodations while on the trek and climb
  • Meals in Kathmandu and while trekking and climbing
  • Group equipment for the climb
  • Qualified and Experienced guides
  • Experienced Climbing Sherpas
  • High Altitude Climbing Sherpas
  • Airport transfers
  • Satellite phone service
  • Oxygen (2 4-litre bottles)

Cost Not-Included

  • International airfare and Nepal Visa fee
  • Personal equipments and extra services
  • Tips and Bonus for Staff and guide
  • Insurance and Trip cancellation
  • Beverages
  • Airport departure tax

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