Manaslu Expedition

The survey of Mount Manaslu (8163m.) was conducted by a Japanese expedition team for the first time in 1952 and it was first ascended by a Japanese expedition in 1956 but the photograph of the peak was first arrested by HW Tillman and Jimmy Roberts while on trekking in 1950. The word 'Manaslu' is originated from the Sanskrit word "manias", meaning "intellect" or "soul". Manaslu has been always regarded as the "Japanese mountain" by the Japanese as 'British Mountain' to the Everest by the British.
Another successful attempt was also made by the Japanese expedition in 1971. In the same year; a South Korean team as well attempted the Manaslu peak and was successful. It is reported that in 1954 the second Japanese expedition met with bitter resistance from the locals. The heathen foreigners were blamed for the avalanches and pestilence on the valley. The locals felt that Japanese had insulted the gods dwelling in the mountains thereby angering them into creating such adverse conditions.Till 2002, it was recorded that 175 climbers topped the summit following 120 expeditions and 49 deaths.

Day 01 : Arrival in the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. Upon arrival, you will be taken to hotel.

Day 02 : Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu.

Day 03 : Preparation days for the expedition.

Day 04 : We take early drive to Gorkha and overnight in the camp.

Day 05 : From Gorkha, we trek to Khanchock, overnight in the camp.

Day 06 : Today, we trek from Khanchok to Arughat, overnight in the camp.

Day 07 : After having food at Arughat, we go ahead to Sotikhola, overnight in the camp.

Day 08 : After walking 6/7 hours, we reach Machhakhola from Sotikhola.

Day 09 : From Machhakhola, we trek to Jagat, overnight in the camp.

Day 10 : Having food at Jagat, we ascend to Ukawa, overnight in the camp.

Day 11 : Today, from Ukawa, we trek to Ngyak, overnight in the camp.

Day 12 : After taking food at Ngyak, we trek to Namrung, overnight in the camp.

Day 13 : From Namrung, we trek to Syalla village, overnight in the camp.

Day 14 : Today, we trek to Sama village from Syalla, overnight in the camp.

Day 15 :  Rest at Sama Village.

Day 16 : After having food at Sama Village, we trek to Manaslu BC, overnight in the camp.

Day 17-44 : Climbing Period.

Day 45 : Today, from the Base camp, we trek back to Sama village, overnight in the camp.

Day 46 : From Sama village, we trek down to Namrung, overnight in the camp.

Day 47 : It is our turn to trek to Philim village from Namrung, overnight in the camp.

Day 48 : We trek from Philim to Machakhola, overnight in the camp.

Day 49 : After having lunch at Machakhola, we trek to Soti, overnight in the camp.

Day 50 : From Soti, we trek down to Arughat, overnight in the camp.

Day 51 : It is our turn to trek from Arughat to Dhading Bensi & drive to Kathmandu, transfer to the hotel.

Day 52 : Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu, overnight in the hotel.

Day 53 : It is the day for shopping and the final preparation to return home. Farewell dinner
             in the evening and overnight in the hotel.

Day 54 : Back home destination.

Cost Includes

1.    Airport picks up & Droop.
2.    All food (Break fast, Lunch, Dinner & Two times tea biscuit)
3.    Accommodation.
4.    Hot drinks. (Tea, coffee, hot milk, hot chocolate).
5.    All transportation.
6.    Trekking permit.
7.    Four nights Hotel with break fast in Kathmandu.
8.    Sight seeing in Kathmandu valley.
9.    All temples Entry Permit in kathamndu.
10.  All food, drinks, accommodation, salary, Insurance, Medical, Equipments, all camping gear,
       transport etc for Nepalese staff.
11.  All taxes.
12.  Guide, cook, Kitchen staff, Sherpa, porters and other necessary staffs.

Cost Excludes

1.    Bar bills (alcoholic drinks, mineral water,), cigarettes, client's personal insurance, and any kind
       of unforeseen & personal expenses
2.    Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu.

Boots, Crampons, Gaiters

1.   Light hiking boots
2.   8000m climbing boots
3.   Gaiters
4.   Crampons (step-in bindings preferred)

Climbing Tools

1.   Ice Axe: (standard; around 65-70 cm, depending on height)
2.   Seat harness
3.   Locking carabineers : 6 (Automatic locking type with large pear shape)
4.   2 folding- ski pole

Technical Clothings

1.   Polypro or Capaline long underwear (4sets)
2.   Pile jacket and pants (pants must have full separating side zips)
3.   GoreTex shells (top and bottoms, bottoms must have full separating side zips)
4.   Down jacket (medium & heavy weight)

Mitts & Gloves

1.   Light synthetic gloves - 3pr (Capaline or polypropaline)
2.   Wool (or pile) mitts and Gor-Tex overmitts


1.   Wool or pile socks (6pr light liners, 4pr heavy liners)

1.   Head lamp (spare bulbs and batteries)
2.   Glacier - sun glasses
3.   Wool or pile hat


1.   Sleeping bag (expedition quality, rated to  -15 & 40F)
2.   Sleeping pads (2)


1.   Backpack: Internal frame pack 5,000
2.   Pee bottle (one-liter large mouth)
3.   Water bottles (2 one-liter large mouth)
4.   Sunscreen (maximum block)
5.   Lip sunscreen


1.   Large duffel bag for transporting all your gear at airports and on pack animals.
2.   Toiletry bag        
3.   Travel clothes
4.   Personal first aid kit
5.   Small day pack: for trekking days (optional)

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