MOUNT MANASLU EXPEDITION
Mount Manaslu is situated in the central Himalayan range and is part of Mansiri Himal, which also includes Himalchuli (7,893m), Ngadi Chuli (7,871m), Shringi (7,187m), Langpo (6,668m), and Saula (6,235m). The Manaslu expedition is a complete climbing adventure of an 8000-meter peak in the fabulous Himalaya. It is located in the restricted trekking region of Manaslu in mid west Nepal. It unfolds the diverse landscape and challenging climbing experience. Manaslu Peak (8,163 m) towers steeply above its surrounding peaks and is the most spectacular, dominant mountain when viewed from afar. Thus each climber has to have excellent physical and mental preparation. Furthermore high level of climbing proficiency and altitude adeptness at a higher elevation.
Mount Manaslu is an excellent choice if you consider climbing an accessible eight-thousander. Its altitude is significant, but not as intimidating as those of Kanchenjunga or Everest. You have a fair chance of reaching the summit, taking into account the success rates of Manaslu ascents.
Manaslu is among the 14th highest eight-thousanders peak rank of 8th highest peak in the world, standing at 8,163m (26,781 ft), located in the Gorkha district of Nepal and Gorkha Himalaya range, 40 miles east of Annapurna I (8,091m), another of the 8,000m mountains.
top of Manaslu
- Amazing view of the Himalayan panorama.
- its Challenging physical and mental mountaineering peak
- Summit one of the jewels of the Gorkha Himal range
- The lifestyle, culture, tradition, and hospitality of local ethnic groups
- Beautiful villages in the trekking
- Exotic floral and faunal diversity along the trekking trail. You will see Rhododendron, pine, and oak forest along the trails.
- Natural diversity: Greenery, vegetation and terraced farms alongside the trek route
Our team of Manaslu Expedition
Our team has dozens of trekking peaks, 7000m peak, 8000m peaks, and Everest Summiter between them. Our Team certified from IFMGA/UIAGM Mountain Guide, NMA Mountaineering Guide (climbing sherpa), well trained, and experience. Our group are enthusiastic, motivated, and regarded as the strongest and most cohesive group of the mountain in Nepal. It is indicative of the reputation that our team has an earned-that team from other expeditions enthusiastically pursue a future position with the IANEPAL TEAM.
Our cooking staffs are very well known for the quality of the cuisine they produce and as a consequence are coveted by other team leaders due to the reputation They have established. We have been developing and training our personal within our team for over 8 years and they have become an integral part of the IANEPAL TEAM.
Things You Should Know?
- This is a mountaineering expedition peak. It demands excellent physical fitness and good health To increase your chances of success, members should be in good physical condition. Have a good overall standard of fitness and experience in the high mountain. A fierce determination and a burning desire to climb the mountain are essential prerequisites for this expedition.
- Climbers must have a substantial climbing experience to join our 8000m peak expedition. climber must have at least one 6000m to 7000m peak before joining us on open enrollment. climber must be able to climb technical terrain with an alpine pack on their back. Climbers should also be comfortable with camp craft in high altitude camps and be able to perform at high for multiple in a row at altitude
- This expedition climbing requires the proper right equipment and good condition of climbing equipment. Please visit sidebar Colum Equipment list
- We do fix line rope system (Himalaya classic system) and somewhere during the climbing place don't have the fixed-line rope that time our guides will do rope up system.
- During the acclimatization day around base camp to camp 2, we will do Traning and practice of climbing technique you If you are not sure whether you are fit or not then please consult to us email email@example.com / +977 9856008848
Basic Climbing Technique skill require
- rock and ice climbing
- Rope and knots ( figure of eight, clove hitch, Italian hitch, auto block knots)
- Using climbing equipment (harness, carabineers, ice screw, ice axe, belay device, Jummer
- Flat footing system (walking) with crampon on ice and snow (up, down and traverses)
- Belaying technique
- crevasse rescue technique (self and pully)
the standard caravan route is along the route of the 1956 Japanese expedition up the North-East face. traditionally there are 4 camps above base camp C1(5,500m), C2(6,300m), C3(6,700m). and C4(7,300).
Manaslu Base Camp (Spring season)
Compare To Other 8000m Peak
Mount Manaslu is only slightly more technical than Cho-Oyu (8,201m) or Shishapangma (8,013m) due to the crevasses glacier, scree, and icefall. However, the weather on the North-East route is sometimes unpredictable. Clouds and snowfall increase the risk, and extra care must be taken to avoid crevasses and avalanches.it is a good climb before attempting a serious technical 8,000-meter mountain. great choice of as preliminary training in preparation for the Mount Everest (8,848m)expedition.
The first successful Mount Manaslu expedition was in 1956 and the ascent was made by T. imanishi (Japan) and Gyalzen Norbu Sherpa (Nepal) members of a Japanese expedition. It is also known as Kutang. “Manasa” in Sanskrit means “Mountain of the Spirit” is converted to this Gorkha’s highest peak Mt. Manaslu as "intellect" or "soul".
On the way to Manaslu Summit
Arrival in Kathmandu
Expedition document work for the expedition
Heli charter to Sama Village
acclimatization Day around Sama village
Trek to Manaslu Base camp
Trek to Samdo village
trek to Samdo village
Trek to Bhimthang via larkya-la pass
Trek to tilche village
Drive to bensishar
Drive to kathmandu
Date and Cost
September to October
What To Take
Personal Equipment information Of Manaslu expedition
Down Jacket big one at the base camp (20˚ to -30˚), Down suit, Sleeping bag (-25˚ to -40˚)
Climbing equipment Of Manaslu expedition
Helmet, Harness, Ice-axe semi a normal one, Lock carabineers, Unlock carabineers, Quickdraw (2Pic), Tape sling (60cm and 120cm), Auxiliary cord (assistance rope) - 7mm (5mters), Cow’s tail personal safety cord, Belay device (eight, ATC guide or Reverso), Ascender (jumer), Micro Traxion (If you have),Ice screw (10cm and 12cm), Crampons (normal one)
Passport, Money, Credit Cards, Personal Travel Insurance, Passport size photos, Pen & dairy book, Commination device (laptops, Tap or phone), Camera and other personal documents
Woolen hat, Fleece hat, Balaclava, Headlamp with enough batteries
Sunglass UV more than 500%, Snow goggles
Note: - if you have eyes problem please consult your doctor because of in Nepal High Mountain has dry air and in the city so much dust
Sunblock cream SPF 25 to 50 (small tube), Lip balm SPF 10 to 15
Note:-depending your skin, please consult your doctor (as our experience some of my clients get allergy from sunblock cream)
Down Jacket (- 15˚ to -20˚), Fleece jacket, Gore-Tex Jacket, Trekking t-shirt (quick-dry and breathable), Baselayers Thermal and woolen long shirt
Down pant, Gore-tex pant, Climbing pant, Baselayers Thermal and woolen long trouser, Trekking pant, Trekking short pant, Underwears
Fleece glove, Ski glove, Gore-tex glove, Down mitten glove
One sport 8000m boot, Alpine boot, Trekking shoes, Approach shoes, Sandal, Woolen and normal socks, Gaiters, and Yaktrax or Kahtoola Microspikes in case of snow if needed especially in the winter trek and high passes
Three seasonal Sleeping bag (-15˚ to -20˚), Mattress pad, Sleeping liner
Day backpack (15 ltr to 20 ltr), Trekking bag (35 ltr to 50 ltr), Climbing bag (50ltr to 60ltr), Duffle bag (70ltr to 100ltr)
Trekking pole (stick), Drinking water bottle, Pee bottle, Thermos, First aid, Pocket knife, Duct tape (few meters –you can roll-on water bottle or trekking pole), Portable solar charger, Backup power bank, Bathing Suit:- Towel, Toothpaste, and brush, floss, mini hairbrush, razor, soap, a mini bottle of shampoo, travel mirror, nail clippers etc.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What type of Travel Insurance do I need for Mount Manaslu Expedition?
it is your responsibility to ensure that you are fully and adequately insured for the duration of your trip. Please ensure that all activities, excursions, and destinations in your itinerary are included in your insurance policy, We advise to valuable clients to have full insurance against Medical, Evacuation, Trip cancellation, lost or damaged baggage, Air delays, etc. for this expedition, you must be covered up to 7000m altitude.
Insurance for Canadians and Americans
For Australians and New Zealanders
Where and How do I get a Visa for Nepal?
As soon as you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will get a visa on arrival.
- 15 days of Tourist Visa costs USD 30$.
- 30 days Tourist Visa costs USD 50$
- 90 days of Tourist Visa costs USD 125$.
For South Asian countries like Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, gratis visa for 30 days is available for the first visit in one visa year.
Nepal Visa For Indian Nationals
Indian Tourist does not require a visa to enter in Nepal. To know more visit: Nepal Immigration
What do I Need to Get Nepal Visa?
- Two Passport-sized photos with a light background.
- Bring Cash USD to get the visa fee.
- Your passport must valid for at least 6 months.
What type of Accommodation Do I Get at the Mt. Manaslu expedition?
At City: Kathmandu
- Hotel / Resorts ( one room for two people)
- Note: if you need a single room, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
· Eco Lodges ( a small house with few rooms at remote areas)
- Tented Camp (minimum 2 people in one tent) above base camp
- Infinity adventure Nepal provides you v25 model mountaineering Dome Tent.
- For Single Tent at Manaslu base camp each expedition member
Does Climbing Guide Need for Mount Manaslu expedition?
Yes, Climbing Guide is very essential for Mt. Manaslu Peak Climbing because it is not just for being a bit technical, but also due to several reasons like:
- Climbing Rules and Regulations of Nepal Government.
- Provide Climbing Training Before Any Climbing
- Guide Route, Fix Ropes or alpine-style climbing in small group
- Sound Altitude Experience
- Personal Care and Safety, Medical Care
- Crossing Glacier or Ridges (Crevasses Fields) with Ladder
- Help for Using all mountaineering gears and equipment, use of Oxygen, high altitude food
- Provide high mountain rescue techniques at an avalanche.
- Mountain weather forecast
- Speak Fluently English
Is this peak suitable for beginners who don't have previous climbing experience?
It is not a suitable peak for a beginner but you will need climbing courses and experience in high mountains above 6000m before you joined the Mt. Manaslu expedition. For the beginner want to join this expedition Please inform us at email email@example.com / +977 9856008848 what’s up app.
How busy is this Peak?
Comparatively, this expedition is a much popular mountaineering expedition among the climbers.
Which season is the best to summit this peak?
In our vast experience in this field, we recommend a month because of our geography and our weather format.
we recommended this expedition September to October (Autumn Season)
West region – mid-April, May, mid-September, October, November and till mid-December
East region – April, May, October, November and till mid-December
The trekking and climbing routes are open throughout the four-season although there will be the problems of weather conditions and other circumstances in some season.
Do I need to bring all the climbing gear and equipment personally?
Most of the climbers use their own climbing gear and equipment so it's better if you have your own. Even if you don't have personal gears and equipment you can rent or buy in Kathmandu.
Will my guide be experienced and certified?
We have very experienced guides who highly trained and experienced, have climbed over 6000m to 8000m peaks as well as and have guides experienced for at least 5 years to 18 years. All our guides are certified IFMGA/UIAGM mountain guides, NMA mountaineering Guide, and trekking guides Ministry of Tourism licensed by Nepal Government.
Can we do this climbing peak with kids?
We take bookings for this mountaineering expedition peak trip for people over 18 years old.
What is the tipping ratio? Do I have to pay the tip for climbing guides and porters? If yes, how much?
In Nepal cultural wise, the tip is expected by the climbing guides and base camp Nepali team
- USD 200-250 for support staff/helpers who stay base camp
- USD 250-400 for the base camp head cook
- USD 250-500 for Sherpa/Base camp guide who manages the base camp
- USD 1000-1400 for climbing guide sherpa who accompanies you up to the top of the summit
Do I need to carry Oxygen cylinder and Gamow Bag (PAC)?
Normally, we will add this expedition to each expedition member's Oxygen cylinder, mask, and regulator using above camp 3. For the Gamow Bag (PAC) with only at base camp. In case of your requirements or your health issue, the staff of our company IANEPAL will provide you in case of an emergency.
Trek cost includes / excludes
Documentation: - Climbing permit, national park fees, rope fixing fees, and coordination with relevant government ministries. All government taxes are included in the price
Accommodation: - 6-night hotel in Kathmandu 3* Hotel, lodge during trekking and best camping tented at base camp full setup, and one sleeping tent v25 model each member at base camp and one tent searing base 2 person above base camp
Food: - full board meal during the trek best available hotel/lodges or tea house and climbing
Transport: - Tourist bus and off-road jeep soti khola bensishar Kathmandu, international airport arrival & departure, all land transportation around cities with a private vehicle, Helicopter evacuation for Nepali team, Porter or yaks for this expedition and cargo domestic flight maximum 20 kg.
Communication: - Sat phone with a normal charge for use, Walkie-talkies for mountaineering team, weather report
Light: - Solar panel at Base Camp for light and charging small electronics. (Eg. laptops, mobile phones, amateur digital cameras, and handheld video cameras). And reading light at each tent in base camp.
Expedition team: - IFMGA Mountain Guide and climbing Sherpas, cook and kitchen boy at base camp and Government Liaison Officer. Equipment allowances & wages for the Nepali expedition team.
Safety equipment: - Oxygen bottle with mask and & regulator, Gamow bag (PAC), First aid kit, Oxy meter, and common climbing equipment in the group.
Whats not included
- Nepal entry visa fee. (can be obtained at the airport upon arrival)
- Personal travel insurance
- Personal climbing and wearing gear
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu. (Except welcome dinner).
- International airfare from/to your country
- Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 20kg luggage, cargo charge is around $1.5 per kg) in the domestic flight
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
- Personal Oxygen bottle, mask, and regulator
- Personal insurance such as travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation, and lost luggage
- Customs duty and import tariffs for all expedition goods arriving in Nepal by air/road as cargo.
- License fees for personal satellite phone and communications equipment
- Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
- Tips for guides and expedition Nepali team
Cancellation, inclusions and Policies
If our clients fail to make their trip or want to cancel their program due to any unavoidable circumstances following charges will be made for the Trip Cancel
- Less than 60 days in advance: 20%
- Less than 45 days in advance: 40%
- Less than 30 days in advance: 50%
- Less than 15 days in advance: 85%
- On or after the starting date: No refund will be made
Manaslu region was opened to trekkers only in 1991. But lots of mountaineering expedition teams had access for a long time. In 1950 a group headed by H.W. Tilman trekked this area for the first time and ever since then this area has been quite popular among tuff trekkers. This area is still restricted to a limited number of groups and only organized trekkers in groups can trek in this area.
HIGH ALTITUDE SICKNESS
High-altitude illness is due to a decrease in oxygen at high altitude.
Atmospheric pressure decrease as altitude increases but the percentage of oxygen in the air remains constant; as a result, the partial pressure of oxygen decreases with altitude and is at 5500m (18000 feet) is about ½ of that at the sea level.
High-altitude illness is seen in people in people who have recently arrived at high altitude or have just gained altitude, and may start any time from few hours to a few days after ascending. High altitude is arbitrarily defined as altitudes higher than 3.000 m (10.000 ft). people with heart and hung decreases may have difficulty at lower altitudes and, rarely, a healthy, a healthy person will develop altitude illness at as low as 2500 m (8.200 ft).... READ MORE