Nepal Adventure Trip

Manaslu Expidition

Manaslu ExpiditionManaslu is the 8th highest peak in the world in the remote Gorkha region of Nepal. Mount Manaslu (8163m), It was first climbed in 1953 by a Japanese team north face expedition. This mountain was previously known as Kutang "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. It is the same root word as that for Mansarovar, the holy lake near Mt. Kailash in Tibet. Just as the British considered Everest their mountain, Manaslu (8163m)has been always regarded as the "Japanese mountain" by the Japanese; because of the Japanese people's first conquered on its top. The first ascent of this peak was in 1956 by T.Imanishi and Gyalzen (Japanese Manaslu 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 half a dozen established routes that a Nepal expedition can take on the mountain today the south face being arguably the toughest in climbing history. As of 2003, the peak has seen only 240 successful ascents and 52 fatalities making it the fourth most dangerous (8000m) peak, behind Annapurna, Nanga Parbat and K2.

Manaslu trekking takes you to the unspoiled and remote Manaslu region bordering with Tibet. It is an area restricted for mass tourism, to preserve its unique cultural and natural heritage. The trekking in Manaslu region offers a diverse culture and landscape and challenging trails along Budi Gandaki valley. En route are numerous waterfalls and lakes, interesting Buddhist monasteries in Samagaon and Larke Bazzar and interesting Tibetan villages that look medieval.

Though there are many routes to Manslu mountaineering , as the long ridge Manaslu base camp and valley glacier offer feasibility to approach from different directions, but South Face is considered to be the most difficult Manaslu climbing Though Colonel Robert, pioneer of trekking as business in Nepal, did saw the possibility of climbing Mt. Manaslu through the Manaslu glacier earlier, It is the Japanese, under the leadership of Dr. K. Imanishi, actually tried and reached 5275 meter of the summit in 1952. The persistence attempts of the Japanese climbers in the following year and after that ultimately succeeded to climb the summit of Manaslu on May 9, 1956. At that time they had to pitch 6 camps to make their attempt successful. This route via Naike col (5600m) and above Ice fall ((6200m), and the final camp at the plateau (6800m) is now known as Japanese Route or normal route. Manaslu trekking is geographically spectacular and culturally fascinating. The Tibetans of the upper Budi Gandaki, a region known as Nupri, are direct descendants of Tibetan immigrants. Their speech, dress and customs are almost exclusively Tibetan and there is still continuous trade between Nupri and Tibet.

Trip Details Itinerary

Day 01 : Arrive Kathmandu, transfer to airport

Day 02/03 : In Kathmandu- free day, sort out permit & equipment

Day 04 : Drive Arughat ( 700mt.)

Day 05 : Arughat trek to Sotikhola (815mt.)

Day 06 : Sotikhola trek to Machhakhola ( 900mt.)

Day 07 : Machhakhola trek to Jagat (1250mt.)

Day 08 : Jagat trek to Ukawa

Day 09 : Ukawa trek to Ngyak (1950mt.)

Day 10 : Nyak trek to Namrung (2050mt.)

Day 11 : Namrung trek to Syalla village (3148mt.)

Day 12 : Syalla trek to Sama village (3517mt.)

Day 13 : Sama Village Acclimatization Day

Day 14 : Sama Village trek to Manaslu Base camp

Day 15 to 41 : Climbing Summit for Manaslu (8163mt.)

Day 42 : Base camp trek to Sama village

Day 43 : Sama trek to Namrung

Day 44 : Namrung trek to Philim village

Day 45 : Filim trek to Machakhola

Day 46 : Machakhola trek to Soti

Day 47 : Soti trek to Arughat

Day 48 : Arughat drive to Kathmandu

Day 49 : In Kathmandu, free day

Day 50 : Transfer to airport, depart Kathmandu