MANASLU

Manaslu expeditions
  • Country: Nepal
  • Duration: 40 Days
  • Region: Larkya
  • Max Altitude: 8,163 meters / 26,782 feet
  • Group Size: 4 to 6 People
  • Arrival On: Kathmandu
  • Departure From: Kathmandu
  • Grade: II
  • Meals: Dinners in Kathmandu All meals during Expedition
  • Accommodations: 5* Hyatt / Lodges / Camps
  • Prime Activity: MOUNTAINEERING
  • Minor Activity: Trekking
Trip Price:
16,995 (Autumn) per person
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Highlights of Trip

WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS propose the climb of Manaslu via Larka pass with fly out to Kathmandu by Helicopter

  • Sightseeing of the UNESCO world Heritage sites in Kathmandu
  • Rough jeep drives
  • Fascinating acclimatisation Trekking to the exotic and remote places of Middle West of Nepal, with its traditional farming villages of Gurung and Magar hill tribes
  • Discovery of ancient Himalayan people settlements and interesting Larke Buddhist culture with its fascinating Gompas (monasteries)
  • A fabulous experience of very high altitude mountaineering: the climb of Manaslu, the 8th highest summit in the world, with its stunning view on the large Tibetan plateau
  • Fly out by helicopter from Samagaon to Kathmandu
  • Importance placed on high quality organization, staff, equipment and services to a small team of climbers

Trip Overview

The Mountain of Spirit

WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS proposes the climb of Manaslu, “the mountain of Spirit” by its normal route, the Northwest ridge.

This Expedition is worth for its stunning mountain vistas with enchanting culture, some of the most beautiful sections of trail in Nepal and is a semi-technical climb of the 8th highest peak on earth with a marvelous view from the Base Camp on Samagaon with its houses rendering the smoke of their inner fireplaces.

Manaslu, also known as “Kutang”, is located in the Mansiri Himal, a part of the Nepalese Himalaya, in the west-central part of Nepal. Its name means “Mountain of Spirit” and comes from the Sanskrit word Manasa, meaning “intellect” or “soul”. Toshio Imanishi and Gyalen Norbu, who were members of a Japanese expedition, first climbed it on 9 May 1956. It is said: “just as the British consider Everest their mountain, Manaslu has always been a Japanese mountain.”

WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS offers to climb with experienced staff and climbing Sherpa, excellent food and good lodges/Base-camp during climbing Manaslu, the appropriate medical and emergency aid, regular weather updates, means of communication and the necessary safety gear.

 WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS welcomes you to Dream, Explore and Climb Manaslu with us.  

Altitude Chart of Trip

Detailed Itinerary

  • Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu

  • Day 2 : Sightseeing of the colorful Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal (1350m)

  • Day 3 : Kathmandu to Bhulbule (840m), 8 hrs (drive) / Lodge

  • Day 4 : Bhulbule to Jagat (1300m), 6 hrs / Lodge

  • Day 5 : Jagat to Dharapani (1860m), 6 hrs / Lodge

  • Day 6 : Dharapani to Sangure Kharka (3020m), 6 hrs / Lodge

  • Day 7 : Sangure Kharka to Bhimtang (3590m), 6 hrs / Lodge

  • Day 8 : Bimthang to Dharmsala (4460m), via Larke La Pass (5135m), 10 hrs / Lodge

  • Day 9 : Dharmsala to Samagaon (3520m), 4 hrs / Lodge

  • Day 10 : Rest in Samagaon / Lodge

  • Day 11 : Samagaon to Manaslu Base camp (4750m), 5 hrs / Tent

  • Days 12 - 14 : Acclimatization at Base camp, Puja Ceremony / Tent

  • Days 15 - 36 : Climbing and summit period (22 days) / Tent

  • Days 37 - 38 : Rest and packing/Samagaon/Flight to Kathmandu (by helicopter)

  • Day 39 : Reserve day

  • Day 40 : International flight departure

Date & Price

The present price includes namely a high experienced Nepali UIAGM mountain guide and Climbing Sherpa Team with several 8000-meter Peaks successes, the helicopter fly out besides the fabulous WILD YAK Base Camp.

We stay at your disposal for a customized Expedition on Mount Manaslu.

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Price Includes

WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS’ philosophy is: as much as possible is included in the quoted price so that customers know the total costs of their adventure trip in advance!

  • All airport/hotel transfers in Nepal
  • Accommodation in the famous 5-star Hyatt Hotel in Kathmandu, on a sharing basis, including breakfasts and dinners (4 nights). Additional charges occur for single room, upon request
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
  • All entry fees to the world Heritage sites of Kathmandu
  • All ground transportation as per the itinerary 
  • All necessary trekking and climbing permits
  • Accommodation in lodges/campsite during the trekking, on a sharing basis
  • Tented accommodation at Base Camp (individual tent, dining tent, kitchen tent, store tent, shower tent, toilet tent)
  • Helicopter flight from Sama to Kathmandu
  • All major meals during trekking and at Base Camp
  • Tents (with isolation mattress), cooking stove (primus), butane gas and food for the high camps
  • A well-experienced and trained Team: UIAGM mountain guide, climbing Sherpa, cook, kitchen boy(s), including their salary, summit bonus, insurances, equipment, transportation, food and lodging (1 Sherpa for 3 persons)
  • Material and luggage transportation until Base Camp, and back
  • Fee, salary and transportation of liaison officer
  • All climbing equipments to secure the Mountains on essential parts
  • Handset radios for the communication in the Mountain
  • Satellite phone (for personal use on the participants' own charge)
  • Solar equipment for light and charging of various electronic devices at Base Camp
  • Heater
  • Generator and fuel
  • 2 Oxygen, mask and regulator in case emergency
  • Medical kit and 24-hour medical assistance by a High medicine specialised Doctor
  • Travel and rescue arrangements
  • Weather forecast
  • WYE postcards
  • hot bags
  • All government and local taxes.

Price Excludes

  • International flight
  • International cargo fees, including local taxes
  • Nepal entry Visa fee (40$)
  • Excess of 40 kg of personal luggage for the transport to the Base Camp, and back (per porter 400$)
  • Extra night(s) accommodation in Kathmandu (200$)or on the way to/from Base Camp due to early arrival, late departure, early return from the mountain due to any reason which is not decided by WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS and outside the scheduled itinerary, or in case of early summit success
  • Any extra night in lower altitude for personal reason (altitude sickness, etc) 
  • Lunches in Kathmandu, as well as all meals related to the previous two points (20$ per day)
  • Travel cancellation and rescue insurance
  • Personal climbing equipment
  • Individual beverages and personal expenses (namely phone calls, satellite phone communications, Internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge and showers in the lodges, extra porter, etc.)
  • Tips (Climbing Sherpa team, cook, kitchen boys; porters/ ’muleman’/drivers/ City guide, etc.)
  • Any other expense that is not included in the above quoted Expedition price.

We stay at your disposal for the booking of your international flight.

Logistics

EXPEDITION PHILOSOPHY

WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS is focusing on group sizes of 4 to 6 participants for this Manaslu Expedition because our experience have found this to be the best way to have a successful trip while providing excellent services. Furthermore, it creates a pleasant ambiance within the group, including an exchange of cultures and traditions with our team and the climbing partners (climbing Sherpa) .

Last but not least, WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS’ focus on small groups permits more flexibility and support to the participants individually.

ACCOMODATION & MEALS

Kathmandu: We stay at the famous 5-star Hotel Hyatt on a sharing basis, including breakfasts and dinners to prepare the best for the present Manaslu expedition. All dinners are served in excellent restaurants in town where you can enjoy various types of cuisine, from the typical Nepali, Thai, and even steaks and Italian meals. Each restaurant has been screened by WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS representatives to ensure that it is of suitable quality for our guests.

During our Trekking:  We stay in the lodges (small traditional mountain guesthouses) that are recommended by WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS as per defined itinerary destination. Please be aware that single rooms are not available. 
Many lodges serve a variety of cuisines such as continental, Indian, Tibetan and local cooking. Please note that the beverages are on each participant’s own charge, except coffee and the selection of teas that are served for breakfast and in the afternoons upon your arrival, as well as some special snacks provided by WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS. 

The individual beverages until Base Camp are on each participant's own charge.

Base Camp: WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS’ Base Camp is comfortable, warm and well organized. Each participant has an individual extra double large tent where one can almost stand to change the clothes (about 165cm high). Light, insulation from ground and an extra large thick mattress with soft pillow are provided for each individual tent. Our triple skin base primalofe -dining tent is heated at evening (by heater) at both place (Base Camp and at Advance Base Camp) and the ground is insulated and topped up with a Tibetan carpet. Our kitchen is hygienic, clean and equipped with modern utensils and stoves. Likewise the shower tent is facilitated with hot gas gijar system with shampoo, shower gel, body lotion and mirror. The toilet tent is big enough to render a high altitude toilet comfortable, equipped with toilet paper and fresh Odinel. A water bucket with soap and sanitilizer is at your disposal besides the dining tent. Similarly, a store tent and communication tent will be set up, depending the number of participants. Radio, Internet, phone and batteries charging facilities are part of the Base Camp and ABC

During the Expedition, you can enjoy various kinds of food, from the typical Nepali food to all types of international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, European, Indian, Japanese etc.) As we provide Oven so the team can enjoy fresh breads and cakes and cookies at BC and ABC, along with varieties of drinks, among others, hot chocolate, coffee and fruit juice. Fresh vegetables, fruits and meat are supplied as regularly as possible from our kitchen. On request, for higher camps, a freshly cooked hygienic food or a packed food (as per condition) can be provided from our kitchen team as well as drinks and snacks.

Lights and Generator: Base Camp is equipped with a high power generator for the altitude and a reliable Solar charger. 

SAFETY FEATURES

Your safety is of supreme concern while traveling with WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS. We focus on the following major safety aspects:

  • 1 UIAGM Nepali Mountain Guide for the Group
  • 1 Climbing Sherpa for 3 participants
  • Our climbing Sherpas are all Everest summiteers, strong, advanced mountaineering and rescue trained, experienced and qualified with the handling of Oxygen, mask and regulator, friendly and supportive
  • Full time Base Camp Manager for Logistic service and emergency
  • We are flexible and supportive being a small group of Climbers compared to other big outfitters which consist of more than 30 climbers in the team
  • 2 oxygen bottle and mask regulator for emergency
  • 1 radio set for 2 participants while in the mountain
  • First Aid medical box
  • The Expedition is equipped with a Thuraya phone
  • A 24-hour service based radio station at Base Camp and Camps
  • Weather forecast
  • 24hr high altitude consultant in case of emergency or sickness.
  • Pre- acclimatization training 
  • 3 days workshop at Base Camp
  • 2 days workshop before going to the final Summit push which consists mainly of giving advice for appropriate handling of the personal things which may be effective during the climbing, handling of Oxygen and mask regulator and the way to cooperate with his/her own personal Sherpa on the ascending day
  • We are associated with Helicopter Rescue and Himalayan Rescue Association.

WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS' TEAM

UIAGM Nepali Mountain Guide and his role: WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS’ UIAGM Mountain Guide is a professional authorized mountain guide, authorize by International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation (UIAA) further more along with mountaineering experience in guiding around in the Himalaya. Our Guide leads you to the mountain, giving you interesting information about mountains, technics, culture, traditions and landscapes. He is also helping as interpret with the local population. He is always ensuring your safety and is checking your needs throughout the climbing and monitoring as well symptoms of high altitude sickness. The Guide plays a vital role in taking care of the clients’ needs, supervising the staffs/ porters and assuring the safety requirements. WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS will be frequently informed about the group throughout the Climbing.

Climbing Sherpa Team: The number is depending on the size of the group of participants to this Expedition. Our climbing Sherpa team is a professional qualified team with great experience in guiding at high altitudes in the Himalaya especially  Mount Everest and other 8000 meters mountain and have deep knowledge about the culture and traditions of this part of the Himalaya. It is Sherpa's role to fix all the tents,  fix the rope at the necessary part of the mountain and assist you all the way to the summit.

Kitchen Team: Plays a vital role during the entire Expeditions. WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS Cooks are specialized, experienced and trained in outdoor cooking at high altitudes, respecting the fundamental principles of hygiene and proper management of the base camp and its surroundings. The Cook role is also to manage the base camp in the absence of the Leader/Sherpa team. Different types of cuisine and bakeries are served during the climbing period. Our Kitchen Team ensures also that the garbage is properly managed and the campsite is kept clean after its use.

Porters: WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS has it own reliable porters. It is their responsibility to carry your luggage during the trekking with proper handling standards.

WILD YAK EXPEDITIONS is very concerned about the porters. We support and respect the porters’ rights and have high standards to make sure that they are treated well. We pay them a fair salary, including a bonus and providing them with good food allowances, clothes, shoes, sunglasses, rescue and medical insurances. We also support the work of the International Porter Protection Group and assist them to improve the working conditions of the porters.

In some places where the porters are usually replaced by mules, it is the responsibility of the mule driver to ensure that the transportation of your material is done in an appropriate manner.

Please contact us for the detailed package program

Grade

MOUNTAINEERING GRADES

Before we choose the mountain to scale, we want to know some important details about its climbing route.Considering the experience of the mountain guides and ascenders, we developed a simple system of grading, whichmay help you to choose the right Mountain to climb up depending on your aptitude. Our grading system consists
of 3 levels, which are I, II and III.

MANASLU EXPEDITION: II

  • Fitness: very good body strength, endurance and stamina, high effi ciency in the altitude, being mentally very-wellprepared to deal with the strenuous situations of the high altitude.
  • Technical Skill: advanced climbing skill, able to ascend and descend independently with technical devices and iceaxe, good use of climbing gear, basic knowledge of high altitude medicine.
  • Climbing Experience: at least a 6000 to 7000-meter peak climbing experience and some 4000-meter peaks in theAlps.
  • Strength: ability to carry an 8-15 kg backpack in the high altitude environments.
  • Climbing Distance between the Camps: 4-9 hrs
  • Summit Distance Overall: 10-15 hrs from the last High Camp, back to such Camp.
  • Number of Higher Camps: 3 camps
  • Degree of Objective Danger: medium
  • Steep Sections: quite long, sections of nearly 50 to 300 meters with a steepness of 35-55degrees.
  • Ice Climbing Section: some parts of 10 to 15 meters and 35-50 degrees.
  • Mix of Ice and Rock Climbing: few small sections.
  • Altitude: 5000 meters to 8250 meters.
  • Oxygen Level in the Body: 55% to 36%

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