WISDOM OF CLIMBING MOUNTAINS
Manaslu is the world’s eighth highest peak at above sea level. It is located about 40 miles east of Annapurna I. The name Manaslu is derived from the Sanskrit word Manasa
Manaslu is the world’s eighth highest peak at 8,163m above sea level. It is located about 40 miles east of Annapurna I. The name Manaslu is derived from the Sanskrit word Manasa and can be roughly translated as Mountain of the Spirit. Climbing Mt. Manaslu is by far difficult and challenging. The expedition trail to Manaslu Base Camp is scenically and culturally most spectacular, passing through villages, valleys, rivers and meadows. Manaslu offers several routes to climbers just because of having topographically favorable long ridges and glaciated valleys along the route. There needs to be set up four camps in the approach of the Manaslu peak. There are a few stretches of steep climbing and crevasses from Camp I to Camp II, slippery snow climbing starts from Camp II to Camp III and avalanches are threat between Camp III to Camp IV before the summit. Well preparation and prior climbing experience is required to make the summit successful.
The first survey of the peak was made by a Japanese expedition in 1952 and the first summit was made by Japanese team in 1956. Manaslu has always been known as a ‘Japanese mountain’ since the Japanese mountaineers attempted to the top. Pioneer Adventure arranges all necessary infrastructures for Manaslu expedition. We provide all necessary expedition permit and documents, organize all hotel and tents accommodations for the trip, camp facilities, transportation, luggage and fix ropes, food, high altitude food, high quality tents, required porters, professional Climbing Sherpas, oxygen, satellite telephone, walkie-talkie set, counseling and all necessary assistance.
Day 1: Arrival to Kathmandu & Transfer to the Hotel
Day 2: Shopping & Official formalities in Kathmandu
Day 3:Drive from Kathmandu to Dharapani (18,65m)
Day 4:Trek to Tilje (2,300m)
Day 5: Trek to Bhimthang (3,725m)
Day 6: Acclimatization Day
Day 7: Trek to Samdo (3600m), via Larkey pass (5100m)
Day 8: Trek to Samagaon (3,540m)
Day 9: Rest and Acclimatization Day
Day 10: Trek to Manaslu Base Camp (4,750m)
Day 11-13: Manaslu Base Camp – Prayer Ceremony – Preparation & climbing training
Day 14-29: Climbing period of Manaslu (8,163m)
Day 30: Cleaning up of Manaslu Base camp, trek to Samagaon
Day 31: Trek back to Samdo
Day 32: Trek Back to Bhimthang
Day 33: Trek Back to Dharapani
Day 34: Drive Back to Kathmandu
Day 35: Free Day
Day 36: Final Departure
Day 37: Extra days in case of bad weather, etc. (contingency)
- Pick up and drop off services for both international & domestic flights as per the itinerary.
- 4 nights Hotel in Kathmandu on bed & breakfast plan, 2 nights before and 2 nights after the expedition.
- Welcome dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant in Kathmandu.
- All necessary transportation cost for overall expedition crew for the entire expedition.
- Expedition Royalty & all necessary permits charge by Nepal Government for Manaslu.
- Summit route fixing charge for Manaslu.
- Garbage management & Garbage disposal fees.
- Freshly cooked meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner): Continental, Nepali, Indian and Chinese with hot drinks, Tea and Coffee.
- Government Liaison officer with his daily wages, equipment, food, insurance & transportation.
- 1 Manaslu Summiteer Sherpa Guide with his equipment allowance, daily wages and caring bonus.
- Well-trained Base Camp Cook & Kitchen Helpers with their equipment, allowance and daily wages.
- Porters up to the Base Camp & return from the Base Camp.
- Maximum 45kg per member as a personal baggage.
- Oxygen: 3 bottles per Member and 2 bottles per Sherpa Guide.
- Summit Mask and Regulator for member and Sherpa.
- Each Member will be provided an individual Tent, Mattress, and Pillow at Base Camp.
- Common Equipment at Base Camp: Dining Tent, Kitchen Tent, Shower Tent, Toilet Tent, Tables, and Chairs, etc.
- Each Member will be provided an individual Tent, Mattress and Pillow at Base Camp.
- Common Equipment at Base Camp: Dining Tent, Kitchen Tent, Shower Tent, Toilet Tent, Tables and Chairs, etc.
- High Camp Services for C1-C4: High Tent, Shovel, Rope, EPI Gas, Gas Burner (MSR Rector), High Food etc.
- Walkie-Talkie for communicating from Base Camp to Mountain and Mountain to Base Camp.
- Satellite phone is available for emergency use.
- Availability of the daily weather forecast during the entire expeditions.
- Oxygen 3 bottles allocated for members and 2 bottles for climbing Sherpa.
- Summit Mask & Regulator set for each Member and climbing Sherpa.
- Sufficient Backup oxygen bottles and Mask Regulator set available at our Base camp (Chargeable as per use).
- Company’s Duffel Bag
- First Aid Medical Kit
- Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant.
- Government Taxes and Company Service Charge.
- Summit certificate after the successful summit of the Manaslu.
- International flight tickets
- Nepal Entry Visa fee (To be applied for 90 days)
- Drone & Special filming permit
- Bank/wire transfer fees (if applicable)
- Lunch & Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara
- Personal Travel, Medical, and Emergency Rescue Insurances
- Personal Trekking and Climbing Gears
- Phone calls, internet, battery recharge, laundry, alcoholic beverages, bottled and canned beverages, specialty coffee or espresso drinks, etc.
- Summit Bonus for Climbing Sherpa US $ 1500.00.
- Tips for Cook and Kitchen helpers
- Any other service cost which are not included in the Cost Includes