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manasalu expedition

The eighth highest mountain in the world Mt. Manasalu is located forty miles east of Annapurna and dominates the Gurkha massif. The mountain's long ridges and valley glaciers offer feasible approaches from all directions, and it culminates in a peak that towers steeply above its surrounding landscape, and is a dominant feature when seen from afar. This mountain was previously known as Kutan l. 'tang' being the Tibetan word for flat place, thereby describing the mountain's general summit. The name was later changed to Manaslu, which is derived from the Sanskrit word Manasa and can be roughly translated as Mountain of the Spirit.

The first ascent of this peak was in 1956 by T. Imanishi and Gyalzen Norbu (Japanese expedition). The peak was not climbed again until 1971 when a Japanese team made the second ascent. It was not until 1997 that Charlie Mace made the first American ascent. There are a half dozen established routes on the mountain today, the south face being arguably the toughest in climbing history. As of 2009, the peak has seen only 290 successful ascents and 59 fatalities, making it the 4th most dangerous 8000m peak, behind Annapurna, Nanga Parbat, and K2.

    
Trip Facts

Accomodation: Hotel/ Lodges/ Camping.

Duration: 35 Days Trek/Climbing.

Grade: Mountaineering.

Food: All the meeals and drinks except main meals in Kathmandu.

Season: Winter, Spring & Autumn.

Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport, meet our staff then transfers to Hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu free.

Day 03: Official works for expedition and briefing by officer of Ministry of Tourism.

Day 04: Kathmandu – Gorkha 1060m. by reserve Bus then transfer to Tented Camp.

Day 05: Gorkha – Khanchowk 1000m.

Day 06: Khanchowk – Aurghat Bazaar 576m.

Day 07: Arughat Bazaar – Soti Khola 760m.

Day 08: Soti Khola – Machha Khola 820m.

Day 09: Machha Khola – Jagat 1360m.

Day 10: Jagat – Chumet 1670m.

Day 11: Chumet – Namrung 2550.

Day 12: Namrung – Sama Gompa 3360m.

Day 13: Sama Gompa rest day for preparation heading Base Camp.

Day 14: Sama Gompa – High Camp 4700m.

Day 15: Manaslu High Base Camp set up and preparation.

Day 16-29: Climbing period of Manaslu 8163 meter.

Day 30: Clean up base Camp and preparation.

Day 31: High Camp – Samdo Village 3780m.

Day 32: Samdo – Larke – La 5220m. Pass.

Day 33: Larke – La Pass – Bimtang 3630m.

Day 34: Bhimtang – Tilje 1930m.

Day 35: Tilje – Tal 1680m.

Day 36: Tal – Syange1060m.

Day 37: Syange – Khudi 790m.

Day 38: Khudi – Basishahar – Kathmandu by Bus then transfer to Hotel.

Day 39: Kathmandu free.

Day 40: Departure from Kathmandu to onward journey.

Cost includes:  

    All land transportation: Airport /Hotel/Airport, trekking, expedition pick up & drop.
    5 Nights Accommodation in Kathmandu at a tourist class Hotel on bed & breakfast plan as per given itinerary.
    Transport as per itinerary for members, staff and Liaison Officer.
    Transportation of all food and climbing equipments to base camp and back.
    Peak permit fee.
    Full board basis during the trekking.
    All kitchen equipments; kitchen tent, dining tent, toilet tent, shower tent, chairs and tables at the base camp.
    Cook and Kitchen boys at the base camp.
    Base camp tents for members and staff.
    Per Person 50 KG. Equipment’s luggage / barrels allowed till to Base Camp.
    Equipment allowance, wages and insurance for base camp staff and Liaison Officer.
    Generator or Solar panel at base camp for power supply.
    Gammo bag at the base camp. For use only and sharing
    Visa extension.
    National Park Conservation Fee.
    Satellite phone (Pay calls).
    Emergency Oxygen -Mask and regulator.
    Helicopter rescue insurance for Nepalese staff.
    Agency service charges.

Cost not include:

    Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
    Airfare from / to your country.
    Nepal entry visa fee. (Can be obtained at the airport upon arrival).
    Hotel after 5 nights stay in Kathmandu.
    Service above Base Camp.
    Drinks except tea and coffee.
    Personal climbing gear and equipment above base camp.
    Walki -Takie permit & Satellite phone permit.
    Oxygen & Mask -regulator for climbing.
    Climbing Guide (Sherpa).
    Personal insurance such as travel, accident, medical and emergency evacuation.
    Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods arriving to Nepal by air or road.
    Expenses of personal nature such as drinks, laundry, postage, telephone, etc.
    International airport departure tax & tourist tax.
    Tips and climbing bonus.
    Garbage deposit US $ 4000.00 for a team. After expedition deposit will be refundable.