:: Spring / Autumn
:: Fixed Departure: April 07, 2011 – September 10, 2011
Name : Mansiri Himal
Height: 8163m.
Latitude : 28º 32’ 58”
Longitude : 84º 33’ 43”
Trip Duration : 40, 48 Days
Normal Ascent Route : North East Face
Grade : Mountaineering
Caravan Route : Ktm. –  Gorkha, Arughat- Jagat, Samagaon - B

Manaslu Expedition

Manaslu is the very papular as 8th highest expeditionof the world ,it is located in Gorkha District it is very close with the capitalofNepal ( Kathmandu),the 8th
Himex has traditionally operated its autumn season trips to Cho Oyo, but due to recent changes in the reliability of access to Tibet, we have decided to operate on Manaslu in Nepal. When we first went to Cho Oyo, there were very few teams there, but we pioneered new ways to make Cho Oyo safer and successful.
Manaslu is a new challenge, but we found that we can be just as successful as on Cho Oyo, and in our opinion, this is a better training mountain for Everest than Cho Oyo.

The trip starts with a flight by helicopter from Kathmandu directly to Samagon 3,780m, a small but progressive village set in a lush valley directly below Manaslu. We will spend 3–4 days camping here, doing acclimatization walks into adjacent side valleys.The trek to Base Camp (4,665m), 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, but because of its particular location is susceptible to daily snowfalls as the valley cloud happens to condense at this altitude.
There is a short walk of one hour over loose rock to the snout of the Larkya glacier, where we will make crampon point. It takes 2–3 hours to climb through the sometimes quite broken glacier to Camp 1 (5,500 m). This may require being roped in traditional glacier travel mode, although it may be possible to fix all potentially dangerous crevasse areas. The method of travel may change during the course of the expedition depending on snow conditions. Camp 1 is situated in a comfortable col.

From here, we climb up towards a massive icefall, but in fact pass underneath this to gain a steep snow slope that will be fixed with rope up to Camp 2 (6,300 m), which is situated in one of the sheltered hollows produced by the series ice cliffs on the route. This is a strenuous day, taking approximately 5–6 hours.
We have elected to put four camps on Manaslu, so the trip from Camp 2 to Camp 3  (6,700m) is not quite so strenuous at 3–4 hours and 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.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 4 (7,300m), 4–5 hours.The summit, which has been elusive since Samagon, is deceptively close. However, 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 our intention to have enough rope, oxygen and time to push a fixed line up the last corniced, unstable ridge, so long as this is safe at the time. Although this is only 50m vertically and 150m horizontally, this will take about one to one and a half hours, return.

The descent is fast and easy, reaching Camp 4 in 1–2 hours. It is best to return to Camp 2 on the same day, another 2–3 hours for a well-earned rest. With a late start from Camp 2, it is possible to be back at Base Camp for a late lunch.It will take 1–2 days to clear the mountain of camps before the descent to Samagon. As we are dependent upon clear weather for the helicopter ride back to Kathmandu, we must allow for 1–2 days of waiting in Samagon. The 1 ¼ hour flight directly back to Kathmandu is an exhilarating experience. As this trip is very weather dependent for flying and snow dependent on the mountain, We have decided to arrive relatively early after the monsoon to take advantage of any clear, calm periods for acclimatisation to Camp 2. But we have added an extra week to the traditional Cho Oyo expedition in order to have time if there are large snowfalls.

 


 

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

Day 02 : Kathmandu free.

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

Day 04 : Drive to Gorkha 1060m. 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 : Rest day for acclimatization.

Day 14 : Sama Gompa – High Camp 4700m. set up and preparation.

Day 15-29 : Climbing period of Manaslu 8163 meter.

Day 30 : Clean up base Camp & backpack.

Day 31 : Trek back to Samdo Village 3780m.

Day 32 : Trek to 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 : Drive to Kathmandu by Bus then transfer to Hotel.

Day 39 : Kathmandu free.

Day 40 : Last minute, transfer to airport for your onward journey.


Expedition Itinerary: B

  • Hotel / Lodges / Camping
  • 44 Days Trek/Climbing
  • Food: Included except main meals in Kathmandu
  • Accommodation: 6 Nights Kathmandu, 43 Nights Camping
  • Season: Spring, Autumn & Winter

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 : Drive to Arughat Bazaar 576m. by reserve Bus then Overnight at tented camp.

Day 05 : Arughat – Sotikhola.

Day 06 : Soti Khola – Machha Khola 1300m.

Day 07 : Machha Khola – Jagat 1350m.

Day 08 : Jagat – Ukawa.

Day 09 : Ukawa – Ngyak 2300m.

Day 10 : Nyak – Namrung 2550m.

Day 11 : Namrung – Lho/Syalla village 3190m.

Day 12 : Syalla – Sama Gompa 3780m.

Day 13 : Rest day for acclimatization.

Day 14 : Sama Village – Manaslu Base camp 4700m.

Day 15- 37 : Climbing Period for Manaslu 8,163m.

Day 38 : Reserve day for backpack.

Day 39 : Trek back to Sama Gompa.

Day 40 : Sama – Namrung.

Day 41 : Namrung – Philim village.

Day 42 : Filim – Machakhola.

Day 43 : Macha Khola – Soti.

Day 44 : Soti – Arughat Bazar.

Day 45 : Arughat – enter Dhading & drive back to Kathmandu then transfer to Hotel.

Day 46 : Kathmandu free.

Day 47 : Kathmandu free.

Day 48 : Last minute, transfer to airport for onward journey.


Expedition Cost:

:: Service up to Base Camp on group joining basis: USD 6,900 per person.

  • We will provide you the expedition cost as per your size of group or, as per your requirement for the expedition service. We request you to e-mail us or, use "Book Expedition" form for send us your message.
  • Above given cost does not include the climbing Sherpa’s food & fuel, tents, climbing gears and summit bonus above advance base camp.
  • Hiring a high altitude Sherpa does cost USD 2700. This cost includes equipment allowances, daily wages, food and fuel up to base camp, insurance, flight to and from Kathmandu, sleeping tents at BC etc…

Service Includes up to Base Camp

  • All land transportation: Airport /Hotel/Airport, trekking, expedition pick up & drop.
  • 5 Nights Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu at 3 star Hotel on Bed & Breakfast plan (before and after the expedition).
  • Schedule flight Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu for member, Liaison officer and Expedition staffs.
  • Transport of food supply and expedition equipments to Base Camp and back.
  • Full board in lodges during trekking to base camp and back.
  • Base Camp single sleeping tent & Mattress for each member, BC staffs and Liaison Officer.
  • All kitchen tent, store tent, dining tents, toilet tent, table and chairs and cooking utensils for Base Camp.
  • Food and fuel at Base Camp.
  • Service of Government Liaison Officer.
  • Service of cook and kitchen boy at Base Camp.
  • Equipments allowance, daily wages of cook, kitchen boy and Liaison officer.
  • Insurance of cook, kitchen boy, Liaison Officer and porters.
  • Expedition Permit fee of Mt. Lhotse.
  • Sagarmatha National Park entrance fee.
  • 2 Expedition duffel bag for each member.
  • Generator or Solar panel at Base Camp for light and charging.
  • Sat Phone available at Base Camp, but nominal charge for use.
  • Emergency medical oxygen at Base Camp.
  • Visa extension fee.
  • Agency service charge.

Service does not include :

  • International airfare from / to your country.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (can be obtained at the airport at upon arrival).
  • Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu.
  • Hotel after 6 night stay in Kathmandu.
  • Personal climbing gear and equipment above Base Camp.
  • High Tents above Base Camp.
  • High altitude food and fuel above Base Camp.
  • Oxygen & Mask and regulator (will be provided as per request).
  • Personal insurance such as travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation and lost luggage.
  • Applicable permit fees and customs charges, etc. for SAT phone, communication equipment and commercial filming.
  • International airport departure tax at Kathmandu Airport.
  • Expenses of personal nature such as drinks, laundry, postage, telephone etc.
  • Tips and bonuses.
  • Garbage deposit.

Expedition Cost: Service up to summit: USD 16,999 Per Person.

Expedition service up to Summit:

  • All land transportation: Airport /Hotel/Airport, trekking, expedition pick up & drop.
  • 5 Nights Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu at 3 star Hotel on Bed & Breakfast plan (before and after the expedition).
  • Schedule flight Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu for member, Liaison officer and Expedition staffs.
  • Transport of food supply and expedition equipments to Base Camp and back.
  • Full board in lodges during trekking to base camp and back.
  • All kitchen tent, store tent, dining tents, toilet tent, table and chairs and cooking utensils for Base Camp.
  • Base Camp single sleeping tent & Mattress for each member, BC staffs and Liaison Officer.
  • Food and fuel at Base Camp.
  • Service of cook and kitchen boy at Base Camp.
  • Service of Government Liaison Officer.
  • Equipments allowance, wages of cook, kitchen boy and Liaison officer.
  • Insurance of cook, kitchen boy, Liaison Officer and porters.
  • Expedition Permit fee of Mt. Barun Tse.
  • Sagarmatha National Park entrance fee.
  • One high altitude Sherpa per climber to carry all food and gear to higher camps. Also assist the member during climb and summit attempt.
  • 4 oxygen bottles (4 lts) per member with mask and regulator (for use only) " Poisk oxygen system".
  • Common climbing equipment (necessary rope, ice bars, ice screws, etc).
  • Common climbing equipment such as ropes, ice screws, ice bar, pitons, etc.
  • Walkie-talkies for each member base unit at Base Camp.
  • High altitude food.
  • High altitude fuel.
  • High altitude tents.
  • 2 Expedition duffel bag for each member.
  • Generator or, Solar panel at Base Camp for light and charging.
  • Sat Phone available at Base Camp, but nominal charge for use.
  • Emergency medical oxygen at Base Camp.
  • Visa extension fee.
  • Agency service charge.

Service does not include :

  • International airfare from / to your country.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (can be obtained at the airport upon arrival).
  • Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu.
  • Hotel after 6 night stay in Kathmandu.
  • Personal climbing gear and equipment above Base Camp.
  • Personal insurance such as travel, accident, medical, emergency evacuation and lost luggage.
  • Applicable permit fees and customs charges and commercial filming.
  • Oxygen & Mask and regulator (will be provided as per request).
  • Expenses of personal nature such as drinks, laundry, postage, telephone etc.
  • Tips and bonuses.
  • Garbage deposit fee.

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