Manaslu Expedition

Trip Difficulty: Easy

  • Destination Nepal

Overview of Manaslu Expedition

Mt. Manaslu expedition lies 64 km east of Annapurna massif in between Gorkha and Manang district. This range lies at Gurkha massif which stands at an elevation of 8163m from sea level. This mountain peak is eight tallest peaks in the world which is accompanied by long ridges and valley glaciers which is feasible from every location even though of its steepness from the landscape.

Mt. Manaslu is identified as ‘Kutang’ in Tibetan. The word Manaslu is translated in Nepali as ‘manasa’ which means ‘ mountain of spirit’. This peak is most famous in the Japanese society as it was first expedited by Japanese led by Toshio Imanishi and Nepalese guide Gyalzen Norbu Sherpa. This peak is taken glory for climbing by Japanese as Everest is for British.

Manaslu Peak is considered one of the steepest slope peak which as technical difficulties in ascending. Only experienced mountaineer with a climbing history for more than 6000 m peak are recruited for the summit. As this peak, is the alternative for Cho Oyu, this can be taken as the best and adventurous expedition in the western Nepal in the Himalayan vistas.

Mt Manaslu provides magnificent view of the picturesque Himalayan vista such as Ganesh Himal, Manaslu north, Himal chuli and many famous peaks in the region. The Manaslu expedition offers long followed Himalayan trails, pristine nature, picturesque mountain ranges, diverse flora and fauna Nepal’s geography holds a unique varied landscape in captivating a unique diverse of flora, fauna and terrain with spectacular mix of lifestyle of people. Mountaineering in Nepal is above the “Tree Line Zone” which can be seen as the zone of snow rock and ice. The lure of Himalayas is irresistible as the high ranging altitude provides a best scenario of the harshest climate in the world.

Manaslu expedition requires heavy logistics, communication management, along with trained staffs and guides. Sherpa people have always made such expedition successful all throughout the days with low failure rates. Manaslu summit requires strenuous level of physical fitness as you have to pass some difficult hurdle and thick layer of ice while ascending. The use of the crampons, ice axes and ropes are most necessary for the ascent. The summit is more technical and can be summated by experienced climbers only. The Sherpa crew manages the best path for passing over various glacier and crevasses by fixing ropes ladders and carrying necessary equipments.

Route of the Manaslu expedition

The Manaslu expedition starts from the Kathmandu. You will rest and prepare necessary permit and gears for the expedition. You will then drive to Soti khola (750m). Soti khola is the starting point of our trek. You will then pass via various villages of the route with proper rest and acclimatization. The sequential order of village can be; Macha khola(930m), Jagat(1370m), Ngyak(2310m), Ghap(2100m), Lho(3200m), Sama Gaon(3500m), and finally to Manaslu base camp(4750m).
From base camp to the summit there will be usually 30 -35 days where you will rest and camp and acclimatize in the region. There are four camps in between summit and base camp where you will proceed forward with rest and acclimatization. This is a steady process of advancement and you will all be followed in a designated path. Sherpa people will do all the hard work from carrying the necessary equipment and gear to the setting up the camps. They will moreover advance by setting up the ropes and ladders in between glaciers, crevasses and steep climbing. A comparative analysis of the path shows that there is more steepness and crevasses from base camp to camp II. Similarly the trail from camp II to camp III has slippery climbing road. The possibilities of avalanche will be more in between camp III and camp IV.
After the summit you will follow the same path via same villages to take all the way to Kathmandu.
The trip is customizable as per your request and need.

Best climate for  Manaslu Expedition

The climate in Nepal can sometime become notorious. The best valued of time and season must be taken care while visiting the harsh and wildest nature of Nepal. The expedition are the highly risk taking adventure in which proper time frame for implementation must be taken care. There are mainly two season famous for operating expedition in Nepal.

Spring season

Spring is the best season for expedition in Nepal. This includes the month from late February to May month. The climate will be most vivid at this time with the lushly view of the massive mountain terrain. The wind is not harsh and the trail will be less difficult than other season where it is mostly covered with snows. This season has the highest record of expedition in Nepal. The region will be more crowded with people thus the cost efficient travel is most.

Autumn Season

Autumn is another season for the best time to summit the peaks. This season include from the month of late September to early December. The nature is with lushly hills with the vivid sky. The weather will be with less heat haze which includes best spectacular views of the massive peak ranges around the world. this is the second most crowded season of the year. There will be fewer crowds as compared to the spring season.

Physical fitness required for Manaslu climbing

This peak climbing needs strenuous level of physical fitness. This is a grade 5 level of peak climbing thus one must be supposed to be physically fit free from any disability. The climber is supposed to have a well knowledge to use the tools and equipments. The climbers must be in healthiest shape and must endure the harsh wilderness and nature so as to successfully complete this very peak climbing. Manaslu is the most technical climbing expedition in which special knowledge for climbing and tool utilization is preferred.

Food and Accomodation

Food and accommodation is all provided through the package. The stay in the Kathmandu will be of two days where you will stay at hotel based on your level of preference. From then after reaching the Soti khola region you will stay at the tea houses and lodges till to Samagaon. From there you will stay on the tent and camp so we will prepare our own food by guide or Sherpa till the final level of ascend and descend till to the Samagaon. The days on the camp will normally be 30-35 days decided on the basis of your level of fitness and health.

Graceful adventure is a fully licensed and registered travel company of Nepal in recognition by Government of Nepal. We have an elite group of dedicated personnel of administration staffs, trekking and expedition guides, porters, cook and special counselors in our company. We organize the trek and expedition packages to our valued guest all around the globe. Our main intention is providing safe and effective trail to witness Himalayan vista through absolute delicacy.
Our commitment and our work success has made the guest fall into the love of our charm. Our ultimate motto of travelling the best and safe trail has become famous and selected guest with the best knowledge are involved with us. We are committed in providing best facilities available so as to make your trip go successful. We offer various packages with best reasonable prices and help tailor made some customizable packages according to the clients need, expectation and duration of travel. . Hope you will give us opportunity to satisfy you with our best possible services and facilities available.

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