Expedition in Nepal

Overview

Mount Manaslu Expedition lies in the Western part of Nepal, rises to (8163m), above sea level in the Gorkha massif, and is the eighth highest mountain in the world which was first climbed in 1956 by a Japanese expedition therefore it is still considered as Japanese peak by many people.. HW Tillman and Jimmy Roberts photographed Manaslu during a trek in 1950 but the first real survey of the peak was made by a Japanese expedition in 1952. A Japanese team made the first serious attempt on the peak from the Budhi Gandaki valley in 1953. The second successfully expedition submitted by Japanese and South Korean’s in 1971 to 1972, since then due to avalanche that killed five climbers and including 10 Sherpas. Reinhold Messner made the fourth ascent of Manaslu as a member of a Tyroleam expedition that climbed the peak from the Marsyangdi valley in 1972.

Mount Manaslu expedition begins after the arrival of all climbers in Kathmandu, the group will meet up with the staffs of Nepal Adventure Point for introduction and briefing about the trip. The next day is the day for sightseeing in Kathmandu. You will be taken around for a tour of Bouddhanath, Pashupatinath, Patan and Swoyambhunath - the monkey temple. This tour will help you to understand about the historical and cultural background of Nepal, Kathmandu valley and the people of Nepal. The next couple of days are for checking equipments, final preparations, packing and other necessary document for Mount Manaslu expedition.

After official procedure we have scheduled bus to Arughat then commence trek to Khanchok and trek towards Machha Khola, Namrung, Sama Gaon then head towards Manaslu base camp. The trek into the mountain will be both an opportunity to immerse ourselves into expedition life and to acclimatize our bodies and minds for the upcoming ascent. After reaching Sama Goan Village ( 3,525m), other wise known as lower base camp, we will rest for a few days while we acclimatize and our staff will go ahead to prepare the true base camp for the climb. According to local protocols we will employ Sama Goan locals who will carry the expedition equipment the remaining 1300m up to the Base Camp proper. Once we reach Advance base camp, a Sherpa Puja ceremony will be held, after which we can advance onto the mountain. Over the following three weeks we will establish four camps on the mountain and aim to summit.

The route up to Camp 1 involves climbing over rock slabs and moraine, followed by a crevassed glacier with occasional small ice steps to Camp I (5700m/18,700ft). Views of the surrounding peaks will add reference to the uphill climb and the team will enjoy seeing more of the route higher on the mountain, as high as Camp IV. The route to Camp II (6,400m/21,000ft) is considered the technical crux of the climb with some steep sections fixed with ropes and occasionally ladders. The terrain features long 40 degree snow slopes with a few vertical ice steps where front-point championing is required.

Above Camp II the slopes are still quite steep with fixed ropes on intermittent steep sections but in general the route to Camp III (6,900m) is relatively straight forward. Acclimatized climbers can complete this leg in approximately 3-4 hours. From Camp III there is 550m of strenuous climbing to Camp IV (7,450m/26,781ft). A well deserved rest and a decent meal will greatly increase your enthusiasm for a summit bid later that night when you set out for the climb. From this height we rest and climb utilizing oxygen. Summit day will start well before dawn and the climb should take about 6-7 hrs. The climbing is not technical, but any summit day on an 8000m peak is unforgettable. Our strong guide and Sherpa team will fix ropes, break trail and make every effort to assist the group on what will be a memorable day with the objective to reach the summit of the 8th highest mountain in the world. After the summit, you will return to Kathmandu and the farewell dinner will be at typical Nepali restaurant enjoying together with Nepali culture show program.

Highlights

* Rim of Kathmandu valley excursion
* Summit Mount Manaslu (8163m) 8th highest mountain of the world
* Magnificent views of Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and other surrounding snow capped peaks
* Explore the sub tropical dense forests as well as many traditional villages with warm friendly locals.
* Opportunity to gain climbing experience over 8000 meters altitude.

Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1317m)
  • Day 02: Valley excursion, official procedure and other arrangements for Manaslu expedition
  • Day 03: Valley excursion, official procedure and other arrangements for Manaslu expedition
  • Day 04: Kathmandu drive to Arughat Bazar (576m)
  • Day 05: Arughat Bazar trek to Khanchok (950m)
  • Day 06: Khanchok trek to Khursanibari (1045m)
  • Day 07: Khursanibari trek to Macha Khola (1300m)
  • Day 08: Macha Khola trek to Jagat (1350m)
  • Day 09: Jagat trek to Nyag (2300m)
  • Day 10: Nyag trek to Prok (2365m)
  • Day 11: Prok trek to Namrung (2550m)
  • Day 12: Namrung trek to Lho (3150m)
  • Day 13: Lho trek to Sama Gaon (3780m)
  • Day 14: Sama Gaon trek to Manaslu Base Camp (4700m)
  • Day 15: Climbing training period at Manaslu Base Camp
  • Day 16: Climbing training period at Manaslu Base Camp
  • Day 17-37: Climbing Period (High camp (4800m), Camp – I (5400m), Camp II (6400m), Camp III (6900m), and Camp IV (7500m) Summit (8163m).
  • Day 38: Clean up Base Camp
  • Day 39: Base Camp trek back to Sama Goan (3780m)
  • Day 40: Sama Goan trek to Nyak (2300m)
  • Day 41: Nyak trek to Jagat (1350m)
  • Day 42: Jagat trek to Machakhola (1300m)
  • Day 45: Leisure day and official procedure to collect garbage deposit
  • Day 46: Departure day, flight onward destination

Trip Summary

Trip Grade Climbing
Trip Duration 46 Days
Trip code NAP-MAN - 410
Trip Start/Ends Kathmandu- Arughat/Arughat-Kathmandu
Maximum Altitude Summit (8163m)
Trip Cost On Request
Group Size Minimum 2 upto 12 passenger
Accessibillity Kathmandu drive to Arughat to trail-head from Kathmandu, start the trek according to the itinerary, after successful summit Mt. Manaslu and Larke-La pass from Bhulbule drive back or trek to Kathmandu.
The Route North Eastt Ridge
Season May-July / Sept-Dec
Permit Fee Mt. Manaslu Expedition USD 1800 on Spring season, USD 900 on Autumn season, USD 450 on Winter/Summer
Trip Valid This offer is valid on reservations made from September through December 31, 2018.
Trip Facilities Standard hotel in city, teahouse/lodges and tented accommodation during the climbing period.

Cost Included

  • Fee: Royalty fee of Manaslu expedition, national park entrance permit & TIMS card 
  • Activities: Sightseeing, trekking and expedition as per the guideline itinerary. 
  • Equipment: All necessary camping equipments, kitchen utilizes upto higher camp for members, staffs and common climbing equipment such as ropes, ice screws, ice bar, pitons, etc. 
  • Accommodation: 6 night’s hotel accommodation in a tourist class hotel in Kathmandu and 38 nights lodges/tent during trekking and expedition period. 
  • Food: Full board on tented [/lieakfast, lunch and dinner] during the trekking and expedition upto Manaslu base camp and 6 /lieakfasts and one farewell Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Staffs: Trekking Leader/Guide, high altitude Sherpa, Liaison officer and necessary supporter for expedition
  • Transportation: Arrival/Departure transfer and surface road-head and gear cargo transportation by land transportation.
  • Company & Government’s service charge: All applicable Government taxes & official service charges. And food, air and road-head transportation, equipments, daily allowance for climbing Sherpa, Liaison officer, cook, kitchen boy, insurance for climbing Sherpas, Liaison officer, cook, Kitchen boy, local porters, Walkie-talkie for each member for use during the course of the expedition, Generator or Solar panel at base camp for power supply and Gamow bag at the base camp.

Cost Excluded

  • International flight and departure taxes
  • Original entry visa into Nepal
  • Lunch and dinner while in city 
  • Bar bills & Beverages
  • Personal travel insurance covering such as travel, accident, medical and emergency evacuation.
  • Related charges for communication equipment and filming applied as per regulation
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods arriving into Nepal by air/road cargo.
  • Expenses of personal nature such as drinks, laundry, postage, telephone calls etc.
  • Oxygen & Mask regulator
  • High altitude food and fuel above base camp.
  • Personal climbing gear and equipment above base camp
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods arriving to Nepal by air or road.
  • Garbage fee (Refundable)
  • Tips/Gratuities for trekking and expedition crews
  • All monastery & temple entrance fee, while you are in city sightseeing
  • Optional activities
  • And unforeseen expenses which are out of control by Nepal Adventure Point

Trip Notes

Trekking and Climbing Equipment
* Trekking, climbing boots
* Sandals for Camp
* Water bottle
* Swiss army knife
* Flashlight with spare batteries
* Sunglasses and Sun cream
* Personal medical supplies
* Wind proof down jacket
* Woolen T-shirt/base layer
* Shorts / skirt for sunny days
* Thermal long underwear
* Towel
* Day pack, Rucksack or Duffel bag Warm woolen hat
* T-shirts
* A thick pullover/fleece
* Trousers / track suit or long pants
* Warm socks
* Sun protection hate
* Gloves

Personal Equipments
* Harness and Crampons
* Ice-axe and Safety Rope
* Climbing Boots
* Carabineer locks and unlock
* Ascent and Descanter Zoomer
* Expedition quality Sleeping bag and Jacket

Group Equipments
* Fixed Rope – 250m
* Main Rope - 50m
* Snow Bar -5
* Ice Hammer-1
* Carabineer
* Tent (2men)

Trip Members' Responsibility: Trip members have the responsibility to select a trip appropriate to their abilities and interests. We are also happy to discuss the trip with you. Trip members are responsible for preparing for the trip by studying the detailed itinerary and for bringing the appropriate clothing and equipment as advised.

Travel Insurance: All participants in a Nepal Adventure Point trek must have travel insurance. This will protect you against the risk of comprehensive expenses which may result due to medical emergencies or accidents. This insurance should include air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs.  Please be noted that we don't arrange or sell insurance and it is best to arrange this in your home country.

Rescue and Emergency Evacuation: In the case of a serious sickness or a casualty, which we believe will not happen; you shall be rescued by a helicopter. Since you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in evacuation please make sure that it is covered by your insurance before assigning for it or be prepared to pay on your own after getting back in Kathmandu. If you have no communication equipments, ask your guide to arrange a runner to the nearest communication point and inform office about requirement of a helicopter. While asking for the helicopter, you are required to send name of the sick person and exact location from where helicopter can airlift you.

Note: Do not leave the place although you are getting better once you have ordered helicopter.

Tipping: It's not compulsory but tipping the porters and guides is customary and always greatly appreciated. A rough guideline is US$ 5-7 per person a day for trekking and Climbing guide and US$ 4-6 per person a day for the team supporters, however if you wish to tip more that is always welcome.

Note: If the Manaslu Expedition will be finished earlier than the estimated itinerary or cancelled the expedition due to any reason, the expedition package cost will not be refundable. Incase if some of the member are fallen sick during the expedition tenure and return to Kathmandu personally, they should bear all of the travel expenses to Kathmandu by them self. The company will not be responsible for there sickness and cancelled expenses.

Member are allowed to carry only up to 60KG climbing gears and food along with them and the which includes in the package cost, but if the members climbing gears are more than 60 KG than they should pay extra USD 350.00 for per porter or pack animals load by them selves.

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