Mt. Manaslu Expedition (8163m)

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Mt. Manaslu Expedition (8163m)

Mt. Manaslu Expedition (8163m) Mt. Manaslu Expedition program is announced for those who are trekking for climbing the world’s eight highest mountain peak. This Peak also known as Kutang is the eighth highest peak in the world.It is at the altitude of 8163 meters. It lies at the edge of one of the most scheduled Himalayan Valley in the central-western Nepal. The Mt. Manaslu Expedition is also one of the alternatives Mountain Expedition of Mt Cho Oyu from Tibet. It is easy and interesting even other than nine 8000m Expeditions in Nepal. Some experienced mountaineers used to say that this expedition is even better experience than Cho Oyu for mountaineering training to become accustomed to Mt. Everest Expedition to their next trip.,

Mt.Manaslu has its long ridges and valley glaciers, which provide feasible approaches from all directions culminating in a peak that towers steeply above its surrounding landscape . At least six different routes to Mt.Manaslu Expedition exist today of which the south face is the most challenging in climbing history. The Manaslu climbing route follows a relatively straightforward line to the summit, which has few technical sections.,

Normally four camps will be set up during climbing after Advanced Base Camp. After Mt.Manaslu Base Camp  climbers has to bear a few stretches of steep climbing and crevasses from Camp I to Camp II, slippery snow climbing is required from Camp II to Camp III and possibility of facing avalanches from Camp III to Camp IV during the attempts. As per record,   Japanese team from the Budhi Gandaki Valley made the first attempt to this mountain in 1953. However, it was unsuccessful and the first ascent had succeeded only in 1956.,,,

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1. Never trek alone. Hire a guide if you can’t find companion.

2. Choose trekking companies/guides with eco friendly concepts.

3. Become informed about high altitude sickness.

4. Carry a good medicine kit .

5. Watch where you are walking. Don’t step backward blindly while taking photos .
6. Time your trek generously taking rest while trekking is not a sign of weakness.


Available departures

  • Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu Airport and transfer to Hotel BB.
  • Day 02:Preparation, Briefings, Last minute shopping and formalities
  • Day 03:Drive 6hrs from Kathmandu to Arughat(950m); camping
  • Day 04:Trek 5hrs from Arughat to Khanchok(950m); camping
  • Day 05:Trek 5hrs from Khanchok to Sotikhola (1165m); camping
  • Day 06:Trek 5hrs from Sotikhola to Machhakhola(1330m); camping
  • Day 07:Trek 6hrs from Machhakhola to Jagat(1350m); camping
  • Day 08:Trek 5hrs from Jagat to Ngyak(2300m); camping
  • Day 09:Trek 6hrs from Ngyak to Namrung(2550m)
  • Day 10:Trek 5hrs from Namrung to Syalla village (3150m
  • Day 11:Trek 7hrs from Syalla Village to Sama Gaun(3780m)
  • Day 12:Rest and acclimatization day at Sama Village
  • Day 13:Trek 6hrs from Sama Village to Manaslu Base Camp (4700m)
  • Day 14-42:Climbing period; summit Manaslu (8163m)
  • Day 43:Preparation to return to Kathmandu; Clean Base Camp
  • Day 44:Trek 5hrs from Base Camp to Sama village(3780m)
  • Day 45:Trek 5hrs from Sama village to Namrung(2550m)
  • Day 46:Trek 4hrs from Namrung to Philim village (2300m)
  • Day 47:Trek 6hrs from Philim Village to Machakhola(1330m),
  • Day 48:Trek 5hrsfrom Machakhola, to Soti Khola (1165m)
  • Day 49:Trek 4hrs from Soti, Khola to Arughat(950m)
  • Day 50:Drive 7hrs from Arughat to Kathmandu by tourist mini bus; hotel BB accommodation
  • Day 51:Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley (Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath, Boudhanath & Pashupatinath); leisure and shopping. Farewell and celebration dinner in the evening.
  • Day 52:Transfer to the airport for final departure or alternatively join other activities
  • (01) Arrival & Departure: Airport transfers-Airport/Hotel/Airport
  • (02) Hotel In Kathmandu : 4 nights in Katmandu Hotel on bed & breakfast Basis-Double Room BB.
  • (03) Member transportion : Kathmandu-Arughat-Kathmandu (by jeep)
  • (04) Transportation: Necessary all equipment Transportation for all Member and Staffs From Kathmandu-Arughat(by bus) –Base camp(by Porters)- Arughat(by porters)- Kathmandu(by bus)
  • (05) Permit : Manaslu expedition permit , National park & TIMS permit.((ACAM/MCAP) entry permit.)
  • (06) Garbage Management :Stool Shipment Transfer & Garbage Deposit fees
  • (07) Lodging & Fooding : Food 3 meals a day in Trekking & Base camp for member & Staffs
  • (08) Cargo Clearance :
  • (09) Liaison Officer : 1 Government Liaison officer with full equipment, salary ,accommodation .
  • (10) Base Camp Staff : Base camp Cook & kitchen Helper
  • (11) Porter : Porters per member up to Base camp & Porters return from Base camp
  • (12) Staff Salary and allowance : All Nepali staffs & porters daily wages, equipment, food & clothing
  • (13) Insurance : All Staffs Medical & Emergency rescue Insurance
  • (14) Member Luggage :40 Kg per member for personal baggage
  • (15) Base camp Tent : VE25 North face or Kailas tents for base camp for per member
  • (16) Base Camp  equipment : Base camp foam mattresses, dinning, Kitchen, Toilet & Store tents, hot shower, Tables & chairs & Cooking gears
  • (17) Heater : Heater for base camp in each Dining and other necessary camp
  • (18) Light : 1 Solar panel for battery charge and light at base camp for use.
  • (19) Dinner: one Farewell Dinner in tourist standard restaurant in Kathmandu with Nepalese Staff (01-19) Base Camp Service
  • (20) Oxygen: (O3)-Poisk cylinder: 03 oxygen bottle for each member and 01 oxygen bottle for each high altitude Sherpa
  • (21) Mask & Regulator : 2 Set of top Out mask for each member and high altitude Sherpa
  • (22) Permit : Satellite Phone /walkie talkie Phone if necessary in basis of Member
  • (23) High Altitude Climbing Sherpa: 1 Climbing Sherpa per member .
  • (24) High camp service : Necessary cooking gas meal.
  • (01-24) - Full Board Service
  • cost
  • Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except farewell dinner).
  •  Laundry, communication expenses and Internet uses.
  •  Clothing, packing items or bags, personal medical kit, camera/video fees and trekking gears.
  •  Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides,
  • political disturbances, strikes, change in Government regulations, etc.
  •  Any additional staff other than specified.
  • Rescue, repatriation, medicines, medical tests and hospitalization expenses for member.
  • Summit bonus to your private Sherpa guide if approached to the summit (Minimum US$ 1000)
  •  Medical and travel Insurance with helicopter search and rescue for member.
  •  Permits for walkies-talkies & filming if special camera.
  •  Defined personal climbing gears.
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs.
  •  Any other item not mentioned in “THE PACKAGE COST INCLUDES” section.



My country Nepal

Nepal is a very beautiful country. It is also a landlocked country. China lies in the east side of the country. Likewise, India in west, north and south. It lies in the northern hemisphere. Our country has three geographical zones. They are Himalayan, Mountainous and Terai. Here, we have monsoon climate. It is very cold and dry during winter. And hot, stormy and rainy in summer. Furthermore, it is rich in natural beauty and resources. Here are long and wide rivers. Such as Koshi, Gandaki, Karnali, etc. Moreover, here are large lakes also. Like Rupa, Begnas, Rara, etc. Likewise, we have green valleys, lovely water falls, etc. Similarly, it is rich in religious and historical heritages. Lumbini, Gorkha, Janakpur, Kathmandu are the famous examples.

Nepal is highly diverse country. And has rich geography, culture, and religions. The mountainous north has many mountains. It includes eight of the world’s ten highest mountains. This also includes the highest  mountain Sagarmatha. It is known as Mount Everest in English. The fertile and humid south is heavily urbanized. It contains over 240 peaks. They are more than 20,000 ft. (6,096 m) above sea level.

People of many castes and religions live here. About hundred languages are spoken  here. Our popular foods are dal bhat, dhindo, gundurk etc. Similarly, Dashain, Tihar, Lhosar, Id etc. They are the most popular festivals. We celebrate these festivals very happily. Most  of the people are farmers. They grow rice, corn, wheat, millet, potato etc. Some people in the cities are businessmen also.  Likewise, some have industries. Therefore, people living here are very laborious.

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Pack 1 light weight internal frame pack (approx 4,000 cubic inches) 1 daypack is optional for the approach hike, possible use on summit day and carry-on pack. If you plan to use it for your summit pack it must be large enough for your down jacket, misc. clothes, food and water.… Miscellaneous 1 first-aid kit with ibuprofen and any other doctor recommended medications Lip balm. At least SPF 20, 2 sticks. A string taped to the stick is helpful, to hang around your neck Sunscreen. At least SPF 40 Headlamp. Petzl My obelt 3 or Black Diamond Polar Star 3 Water bottles 1… Sleeping Gear 1 down sleeping bag rated to -10 F (Gore Dry loft or similar fabric helps protect down and dark colors speed drying time) Sleeping pad full length closed cell foam (mandatory) and/or ? length Thermo-Rest for extra warmth and comfort
Hand Wear We require two systems; one glove system for lower on the mountain and a mitten over mitt system for the cold temperatures encountered on summit day. 2 pair liner gloves Thin wool or polypropylene 1 pair warm gloves Fleece or wool 1 pair expedition shell gloves 1 pair modular expedition shell… Lower Body 4 pair of liner socks. Polypropylene or Capelins 3 pair light weight trekking socks 2 pair med-heavy wool socks check boot fit with liner and wool socks on 1 pair nylon shorts 1 pair nylon pants for trekking and around camp 2 pair lightweight long underwear bottoms 1 pair fleece… Head Gear Warm hat wool or synthetic that cover your ears. Balaclava Face mask Shade hat or baseball cap Glacier glasses 100% UV protection with side shields and a hard-sided storage case (i.e. Julbo or Cube). 1 pair extra sunglasses (Also with UV protection in case your 1st pair breaks) 1 ski…
User Body 2 cotton t-shirts 1 polypropylene t-shirt 2 long sleeve polypropylene shirt Lightweight, light colored for sunny days. 2 women sports bras Synthetic, no cotton! 1 soft shells Marmot Dri-clime Wind Shirt, Patagonia Stretch Zephyr or Krushell Jacket (R2 pullover acceptable). Down/synthetic sweater or vest Patagonia Puffball Jacket or Sweater preferred,… Personal Use Equipment List For 7000m to 8000mHead wear 1 - Fleece or woolen hat 1- Face musk 1 - Shaded hat 1 - Balaclava 1- Glacier glasses 100% UV protection with side shield and a hard sided storage case (Julbo or Cube brand) 1-Sun glasses (also with UV protection and anti fog system) 1-Ski goggles with Climbing Gear Alpine climbing harness Must have adjustable leg loops and fit over all clothing 2 locking carabineers Large, pear-shaped carabineer is best, screw gate type recommended 3 regular carabineers Light weight BD Hot wire are recommended Ice axe w/leash Light weight (ie Gravel  Air tech, Black Diamond Raven, or Char let Moser…

Base Camp Service Cost Include / Exclude
  • Cost Include
  •   All arrival and departure transfers with Snowy Horizon’s assistance.
  •  4 Nights 3 Star Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu on BB Plan as per itinerary.
  •  Kathmandu-Dharapani/Arughat- Kathmandu private transport with group and members.
  • Complete camping set like kitchenware, kitchen, dining tents with furniture like tables and chairs.
  • Toilet and shower tents and one each individual member tent at Abc.
  •  Three meals a day (Bld-tea- coffee) and tea house /lodge accommodation during trek.
  • Freshly cooked 3 meals a day (Bld-tea- coffee) by Snowy professional cook in ABC.
  • 40kg: Return 30kg per person individual baggage allowance for trekking up and down to ABC.
  • Annapurna & Manaslu Conservation Area Project (ACAP/MCAP) entry permit.
  • Expedition royalty and climbing permit for climbing normal route of Mt. Manaslu.
  • Government appointed Liaison Officer for the expedition fully paid.
  • Wages, equipment, medical and accidental Insurances for involved staffs.
  • Solar panel with batteries for light and devices charging in the Base Camp.
  • Satellite phone for communication with the cost of US$ 4 per minute at ABC.
  • First Aid medical kits for the Group and the staffs.
  •  Our service charge and Government taxes levied in Nepal.
  • Necessary assistance for individual travel arrangements.
  • Farewell Dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with domestic culture show in Kathmandu.
  • Special Gifts (T-shirt etc.).
  • Cost Exclude
  • Lunch and Dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except farewell dinner).
  • Climbing Sherpa Guide, high altitude food and tents above ABC (Camp: 1-2- 3-4).
  • Ropes, any other climbing gears and services above ABC (Camp: 1-2- 3-4)
  • Laundry, communication expenses and Internet uses.
  • Clothing, packing items or bags, personal medical kit, camera/video fees and trekking gears.
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural calamities, landslides,
  • political disturbances, strikes, change in Government regulations, etc.
  • Any additional staff other than specified.
  • Rescue, repatriation, medicines, medical tests and hospitalization expenses for member.
  • Medical and travel Insurance with helicopter search and rescue for member.
  •  Permits for walkies-talkies & filming if special camera.
  • Defined personal climbing gears.
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs.
  • Any other item not mentioned in “THE PACKAGE COST INCLUDES” section.