Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport and Hotel transfer.
Day 02: Preparation, Briefings, Last minute shopping and formalities.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Sotikhola (1165m-6 /7 Hrs.) via Arughat (950m), lodge.
Day 04: Trek to Machhakhola (1330m-5 Hrs.); lodge.
Day 05: Trek to Jagat (1350m-6 Hrs.); Lodge.
Day 06: Trek to Ngyak (2300m-5 Hrs.); lodge.
Day 07: Trek to Namrung (2550m-6 Hrs.), lodge.
Day 08: Trek to Syalla village (3150m-5 Hrs.), lodge.
Day 09: Trek to Sama Gaon (3780m-4 Hrs.), lodge.
Day 10: Rest and acclimatization day at Sama Gaon, lodge.
Day 11: Trek to Manaslu Base Camp (4700m-4 Hrs.), set camping.
Day 12-37: Climbing period; summit Manaslu (8163m), full camping.
Day 38: Preparation to return to Kathmandu; Clean Base Camp.
Day 39: Trek back to Sama Gaon, lodge.
Day 40: Trek to Namrung (2550m-5 Hrs.), lodge.
Day 41: Trek to Philim village (2300m-6 Hrs.), lodge.
Day 42: Trek to Machhakhola (1330m), lodge.
Day 43: Trek to Sotikhola Drive to Arughat (950m), lodge.
Day 44: Drive to Kathmandu, 7 hours; hotel accommodation (BB Plan).
Day 45: D-Briefing and contingency rest and contingency day in Kathmandu.
Day 46: Transfer to the airport for final departure.
Photos of the Trip
Standing as a relatively isolated 8000 m peak in Nepal’s central mountain region, Manaslu (8,156 m) is the world’s 8th highest mountain. Like Cho Oyu, its a good mountain to test extreme high altitude climbing before taking on the Everest challenge. Manaslu is largely a non-technical climb when compared to other 8000 m peaks, however, its avalanche-prone slopes mean that careful climbing is required throughout the expedition.
You can climb Manaslu as a true sea to summit adventure by trekking in from the village of Arughat, which at an altitude of only 530 m is subtropical! The trail to Manaslu closely follows the Budhi Gandaki river, and weaves through Gurung farming villages, bamboo forests and countless waterfalls during summer, before climbing steeply into high alpine Bhotia villages inhabited by Tibetan descendents. This expedition will summit Manaslu via the North-West ridge by placing four high camps above base camp. The most technical section is through the icefall between Camps 1 and 2, with some potential for serac fall in certain conditions. The remainder of the route is relatively straight forward, with increasing steep sections from Camp 3 to the summit.