Mt. Manaslu 8,163m, the eighth highest mountain in the world and it was first climbed on 9th May 1956 by a Japanese expedition. It is one of the most popular mountains among the 8000m peaks for climbing in the Himalayas of Nepal. The mountain's long ridges and valley glaciers offer feasible approaches from all directions of the mountain. Possible avalanches in bad weather, crevasses and slippery snow in between camp II and I, makes this mountain a little distinct from other mountains in Nepal. This mountain is a good choice for those climbers wishing to climb one of the 8000m peaks of the Himalayas and as a preparation climb for Mt. Everest.
A very famous climber in the field of a mountaineering expedition, Reinhold Messner made the fourth ascent of Manaslu as a member of a Tyrolean expedition that climbed the peak from the Marsyangdi valley in 1972. The South Korean attempt was in 1971 and in April 1972 an avalanche resulted in the death of five climbers and 10 Sherpas and ended the second South Korean expedition.
Why climb Manaslu?
- Climb the world’s eighth highest mountain peak, Mt. Manaslu with professional and already summited Sherpa Guides
- One of the perfect 8000m peak to attempt before going for Mt. Everest
- An unforgettable and amazing trek to Manaslu Base Camp
- It’s a lot of cost-saving expedition than any other 8000m peak expedition
- Churen Himal Treks provides excellent logistic services on this expedition with personal Sherpa guides to each climber
- High probability of summit success with most experienced Sherpa guides
- IFMGA/UIAGM and NNMGA certified mountain guide
Manaslu Expedition Cost – 2020/21
Our Manaslu expedition costs for 2020 and 2021 has been already published on our website. Our expedition cost is reasonably cheaper and affordable however our service quality is much better than many others. We provide a personal Sherpa guide to each climber for the highest level of safety and maximum probabilities of summit success. We secure enough numbers of Oxygen cylinders and an excellent level of communication management for safe and successful climbing of the peak. Our full board support expedition cost for 2020 is USD 12,350.00 and 2021 is USD 12,970.00 per/climber. The best season to climb Manaslu is autumn season, our expedition starts late Aug until 2nd week of October. Or you can click on this link to find more detail information about the expedition - https://nepaltrippackage.com/mtmanaslu-expedition-8163m/holidayPackage
Trek into Manaslu Base Camp
The trek to Base Camp (4,665m) takes about 8/9 days from Kathmandu and is up a steep path passing through rhododendron trees adjacent to spectacular hanging glaciers and rugged icefalls. The Base Camp is in a comfortable position on rock, which is protected from strong winds, it is susceptible to daily snowfalls, as the valley cloud happens to condense at this altitude.
High Camps and Climbing Routes
We establish four high camps above base camp to climb Manaslu but sometimes we might have only three high camps.
BC to Camp I - there is a short walk of one hour over loose rock to the snout of the Larkya glacier, where it is the crampons point. It takes 4–5 hours to climb through the quite broken glacier to Camp-I (5,700 m). This may require being roped in traditional glacier travel mode, although it may be possible to fix all potentially dangerous crevasse areas on the route. The method of the route may change during the expedition depending on snow conditions. Camp I is situated in a comfortable col.
Camp I to Camp II - From here, we climb up towards the massive icefall, but in fact pass underneath this to gain a steep snow slope that will be fixed with rope up to Camp-II (6,400 m), travels through a series of snow shelves before ascending a steeper snow slope to reach a large col with spectacular views of the surrounding peaks. It will be a pretty long climb of about 3 – 4 hours.
Camp II to Camp III – It’s the shortest and comparatively easy climb day about 2 to 3 hours, the altitude of Camp III is 6,800m, we ascent only 400m while climbing Camp II to Camp III.
Camp III to Camp IV- From here, the route goes directly up the steeper northeast slopes, passing through a series of short ice bulges to reach an upper snow slope, which leads to a traverse to Camp-IV (7,400m), 6–7 hours.
Manaslu Summit attempt - It is still a long day up rolling snow slopes, with short, steep sections at times, and this could be in deep snow. Just below the true summit, at 5–6 hours, there is a comfortable place to stop and is where many people do stop. It is the intention to have enough rope, oxygen and time to push a fixed line up the last corniced, unstable ridge, so as long as this is safe at the time. Although this is only 50m vertically and 150m horizontally, this will take about 1.5 hours. The descent is fast and easy, reaching Camp-III in 1–2 hours. It is the time best to return to Camp-II on the same day, another 2–3 hours for a well-earned rest. With a late start from Camp-II, it is possible to be back at Base Camp for a late lunch.
A quick view of Expedition Itinerary day by day:
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel
Day 02: Half day sightseeing and afternoon equipment checking and briefing
Day 03: Final preparation and packing for the expedition
Day 04: Drive to Dharapani via Beshishar (1960m), 7+5 hours
Day 05: Trek to Yak Kharka (3020m), 5hrs
Day 06: Trek to Bimtang (3,590m), 5hrs
Day 07: Acclimatization hiking day in Bhimtang
Day 08: Trek over Larkey Pass (5160m) and to Samdo (3,875m) – 9/10 hrs
Day 09: Trek to Sama Goan (3,520m) – 6hrs.
Day 10: Rest and acclimatization day in Sama Gaon
Day 11: Trek to Manaslu Base camp (4400m), 5hrs
Day 12- 14: Acclimatization and preparation at Base Camp
Day 15– 38: Acclimatization, load ferries, route opening, summit attempt of Mt. Manaslu (8,163m) and descent to the base camp
Day 39: Trek to Sama Gaon (3,560m)
Day 40-43: Trek to Dharapni and drive to KTM
Day 44: Extra day in Kathmandu
Day 45: Final Departure to home
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