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Himalayan of Nepal

Manaslu 8,163m. Expedition:

Manaslu (8156m) was first climbed in 1956 by a Japanese expedition. Its name comes from the Sanskrit word manasa, meaning "intellect" or " soul" It is the same root word as that for Manasarover, the holy lake near Mt. Kailash in Tibet. Just as the British considered Everest their mountain. Manaslu has always been  a Japanese mountain.

HW Tillman and Jimmy Roberts photographed Manaslu during a trek in 1950. but the first real ssurvery 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. When another team followed in 1954, the villagers of Samagaon told them the first team had been resposible for an avalanche that destroyed a monastery. and refused to let the 1954 expedition climb. The expedition set off to climb Ganesh Himal instead.

Despite a large donation for the rebuilding of the monastery, subsequent Japanese expeditions, including the one that made the first ascent in 1956, took place in an atmosphere of animossity and mistrust. The second successful Japanese expedition was in 1971. There was a South Korean attempt in 1971, and in April 1972 an avalanche that killed five climbers and 10 Sherpas ended the second made the fourth ascent of Manaslu as a member of a Tyrolean expedition that climbed from the Marshyangdi valley in 1972.

Itinerary A:

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu & transfer to hotel
Day 02-03: Prepare Expedition & Briefing.
Day 05: Drive to Gorkha
Day 06: Gorkha – Khanchock
Day 07: Khanchok - Arughat
Day 08: Arughat – Sotikhola 6 hours
Day 09: Sotikhola – Machhakhola 6/7 hours
Day 10 Machhakhola – Jagat
Day 11: Jagat – Ukawa
Day 12: Ukawa – Ngyak 5/6 hours
Day 13: Nyak – Namrung 5/6 hours
Day 14: Namrung – Syalla village
Day 15 Syalla - Sama village
Day 16: Sama Village
Day 17: Sama Village – Manaslu Base camp
Day 18- 44: Climbing Period for Manaslu 8163m.
Day 45: Base camp – Sama village
Day 46: Sama – Namrung
Day 47: Namrung – Philim village
Day 48: Filim –Machakhola
Day 49: Machakhola – Soti
Day 50: Soti – Arughat
Day 51: Arughat – Dhading & drive to Kathmandu
Day 52-54: Kathmandu
Day 55: Final Departures

Cost includes:

  • 5 nights hotel in Kathmandu with bed & breakfast
  • Permit fee of Manaslu
  • Equipment: Trekking tents, Dining tent/Base Tents, Kitchen Tent, Toilet Tent, Table and chairs, Mattresses during the trekking and Manaslu BC for climbing period.
  • Food: Food for trekking & Manaslu BC as above itinerary
  • Staff: Base camp guide, Cook, Cook helper and necessary porters
    Equipment allowance, Daily allowances, Insurance for Nepalese staff & officer
  • Custom clear and duties fees
  • Local Transfer Airport – Hotel – Airport
  • Expedition Land Transportation

Cost does not includes:

  • PERSONAL equipment for climbing
  • Person Insurance of Climber
  • Climbing food, Gas & stove.
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
  • Emergency Rescue evacuation by helicopter
  • Walki Takie permit, Radio Permit, Satellite phone permit, Oxygen & regulator,
  • Climbing Sherpa
  • Personal expenses
  • Bar Bills
  • Tips etc.
 The following information will allow you to better plan your budget for tours or treks. A range of costs is given. These costs are dependant on:
  • The mix of Touring and/or general Trekking,
  • The remoteness of the areas visited,
  • The number of guides or porters required,
  • The standard of accommodation required (if there is a choice), 
  • The type of ground transport used,
  • The length of your visit, and
  • The size of your group.

Depending on group size the costs of treks and tours range from:
1 to 3 pax     US$ 88 to 163  P/p per night.
4 to 8 pax     US$ 78 to 148  P/p per night
9 to 14 pax.  US$ 75 to 135 P/p per night.
15 to 20 and above US$ 60 to 110 P/p per night
Single supplement US$ 40 to 70 per night.

Note: The itinerary and cost for Peak climbing, Mountaineering, Tibet, Bhutan and India tours and trek are conditional apply.

Notwithstanding the costs shown above, we can tailor tours to suit almost any budget. Feel free to email us for more information.
Note: One tour leader will be free of cost for tours with 15 or more paying guests only. 

Children's bellow three years is free if sharing with their parents. And need to pay if they are participating on the trekking, and above three to nine year children half of the price.

Cost Includes: Accommodation in 3 to 4 star hotels in the cites as your choice, basic accommodation in a lodge or tea house or camping (depending on your itinerary and choice) during treks, guides and porters on treks, all land transfers by private vehicle, 3 meals a day on treks, all jungle safaris, all sightseeing tours as per itinerary and all necessary entry fees, permits and airport transfers.
Cost Excludes: Personal expenses, domestic air tickets, airport tax, drinks (soft drink, mineral water and alcoholic beverages and hot-shower on the trek), personal insurance, and extra cost due to natural calamities or accidents outside of our control.

Remarks: The cost of the trip determines with the services included during the trip so that it might be varies with the services, hotel and transfer of your wish.

Please note that our guides speak the following English languages and if required we will provide your language spiking guide on extra cost.


Contact Information:

Alpine Explore Nepal
P.O. Box: 4546, Kathmandu, Nepal
+977 1 4700714 / 4700175 / 4701974
Fax: +977 -1 - 4700970

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