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Manaslu Expedition (8156 M)

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Manaslu is the 8th highest peak of the world which lies in west central part of Nepal. It has the soaring height of 8156 M above the sea level and often known as “Mountain of Spirit”. It lies in the Lamjung district of Nepal just 40 miles east of Annapurna region. Japanese always consider Manaslu as their Mountain being first climbed by Japanese Expedition team in 1956 AD.

Manaslu Expedition is a great challenge itself because of its steep landscapes but its long ridges and valley glaciers provide feasible approaches from every area to reach the climax of that peak. While climbing this peak (Manaslu Expedition) the route are straight with some technical regions. So we set 4 camps during this Manaslu Expedition and we trail steadily and safely. Manaslu Expedition begins with few stretches and crevasses to slippery snow climbing with chances of avalanches and finally on top of it. One must have good experience of previous Rock climbing as well as ice climbing over 7000 M. Manaslu Expedition is often considered as the best alternative for Cho Oyu and Everest Training campaign in autumn season.

Outline Itinerary of Manaslu Expedition 

Day 1: Kathmandu Arrival

Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing

Day 3: Preparation Day

Day 4: Kathmandu to Seti Khola

Day 5: Seti Khola to Maccha Khola

Day 6: Maccha Khola to Jagat

Day 7: Jagat to Ekle Bhatti 

Day 8: Ekle Bhatti to Namrung

Day 9: Acclimatization Day

Day 10: Namrung to Sama Village

Day 11: Sama Village to Manaslu Base Camp

Day 12: Preparation Day

Day 13-38: Manaslu Expedition Day

Day 39-46: Manaslu Base Camp to Kathmandu 

Day 47: Acclimatization Day

Day 48: Departure

Important Notice: You must have very good physical conditions and non health issues in order to perform this task. Besides there are several things you need to know before this expeditions such as experience, communication skills and leadership, trainings and briefings, planning, strategies and other vital aspects like weather, climate and regarding safety. While safety is our main concern, note that your leader has full authority to cancel or change any part of itinerary if it seems doubtful to perform.

Day 1: Kathmandu arrival (1360 M)

You will be warmly welcomed by Well Nepal Treks representative at your arrival in Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu and escorted you to hotel and our representative describe the itinerary of your tour. Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing

Today you are going to  explore the several cultural and natural sightseeing in this ancient city Pashupatinath, Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambunath Stupa and Kathmandu Durbar Square. After exploring this places you will do preparation for trek. Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 3: Preparation Day

With your usual routine today will be your trek preparation day. You will do shopping’s on your requirements and gather with your team and leaders and discuss on your itinerary. Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 4: Kathmandu to Seti Khola

Today you drive to Seti Khola. Along the way you will experience typical Nepalese country side, hills and mountain scenery via places called Dhading Besi and Arughat. Stay overnight at Seti khola.

Day 5: Seti Khola to Machha Khola

Today you leave Seti khola with short exploration around and headed to Machha Khola. Along the way you will pass by beautiful sal forest, ridges, small waterfalls, etc and finally settle at small village of Machha Khola. Stay overnight at Machha Khola.

Day 6: Machha Khola to Jagat

Today you will pass by some amazing natural beauties like Tharo Khola, Natural Hot spring, Budi Gandaki river, Suspension bridges, and finally settle at Jagat which is a beautiful typical Nepalese Village. Stay overnight at Jagat.

Day 7: Jagat to Ekle Bhatti

Today you gear up for Ekle Bhatti and pass by rocky ridges to salleri, Sirdibas, Ghatta Khola, Gurung Villages, and finally you reach to Ekle Bhatti. Stay overnight at Ekle Bhatti

Day 8: Ekle Bhatti to Namrung

Today is a bit hard day as you have to trail a long path today. You pass through places and villages like Deng, Bhi, and Prok and other enjoying the view of Siringi Himal, Budi Gandaki River and Valley, Rivers, Forests, Gorge. Stay overnight at Namrung.

Day 9: Acclimatization Day

Today is your rest day at Namrung as you have continuously trekked for several days. Namrung village is good place to enjoy too from where you can see beautiful Himalayan Vistas like Siring and Ganesh Himal especially. Explore Namrung and its nature today. Stay overnight at Namrung.

Day 10: Namrung to Sama Village

Today you headed to Sama Village passing through Lihi, Sho, Lho, Shyala and finally settle at Sama Village. Along the way you will enjoy several natural vistas like Ganesh Himal, Mt Himal Chuli, Siring etc. Stay overnight at Sama Village.

Day 11: Sama Village to Manaslu Base Camp

Today you finally trek to Manaslu Base camp and Settle there putting tents, camps. Stay overnight at Manaslu Base Camp.

Day 12: Preparation day

These days will be for your acclimatization, trainings on using equipments, gears and other necessary elements for mountaineering. You will make strategic planning and build your team work and communications skills good. Most important is that being confident and giving minor care to each aspects remaining safety. Stay overnight at Manaslu Base Camp.

Day 13-38: Manaslu Expedition Day

Day 39-46- : Manaslu Base Camp to Kathmandu

Day 47: Acclimatization Day

Today is your leisure day at Kathmandu you are free to enjoy any of the services and facilities at Kathmandu like sports games, shopping’s, movies, restaurants and Bars and get your beloved and close one a memory of Nepal.  Enjoy free dinner with your crew and team member with great Nepali cuisines and Music’s. Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 48: Farewell

Today your Manaslu Expedition comes to an end so collects the photographs and gadget. Then our representative will help you to drop to the airport or if you have plenty of time to spend in Nepal, then feel free us to join another trip or adventurous activities like hiking, river rafting, bunjy jumping, paragliding etc.so that you can make your travel to Nepal memorable. .


 

 

Services include:

Necessary Local Transport by Private vehicle

 Accommodation in Kathmandu at standard hotels with breakfast.

 Sightseeing in Kathmandu with tour guide. 

Entrance fee of all sightseeing spots in Kathmandu, National park fees on Treks

 Accommodation on Lodge/Guest House/Tent while on treks. 

Meal on full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during trekking including Tea/coffee.

 Experienced government license holder trek guide and porter to carry your luggage.

 Insurance of our field staff.

 Permits and Group medical supplies (first aid kit) 

Kathmandu- Pokhara-Kathmandu flight ticket including 15 kg Baggage’s 

TIMS Card (Trekker’s Information Management System card)

All additional government tax & Permit.

Climbing Permit, Climbing Guide & Camping Equipment

Services exclude:

Nepal entry visa fee 

 International / any air fare. 

 Travelers insurance 

 Alcohol, hot and cold drinks) 

 Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu 

 All expenses due to unavoidable events e.g. flight cancellation, personal illness, strike, Political Disturbances etc.

General Information:

A trekker who is able to hike and trek normally 5-6 hours per day with a light weight backpack will be very fit enough to perform this trekking. There may be stone steps, ups and downs, rocky paths and which are very uneven and also because of long trails your leg may feel tired and shaky so we strongly recommend you to use walking poles and trek sticks to feel safer and to maintain the pace. You will be informed about altitude and you should be more careful about your health and altitude related risk. To get rid of it, acclimatize as well as walk slowly and have more water and other drinks to maintain yourself hydrated.

Equipments Required


Trekking Accessories- Trekking Bag pack, Trekking day bag (Small handbag), Trekking stick, Trekking jacket Gore tax/ flees jacket, Sleeping bag, etc

Footwear - Trekking shoes, Camping Shoes, Sports shoes or comfortable sandal, 4/5 pairs of good qualities socks, etc

Cosmetics - Sun cream, Body Lotion, Moisturizers, lip balm, Mirror Wet Tissue Papers, Soap, Perfumes, and Tooth brush etc.

Clothes - Pullover or warm sweeter, Sun Hat, Warm woolen cap, Raincoat, Hand gloves, 2/3 pairs of Trekking trousers, 3/4 pairs of trekking shirts, 3/4 pairs of Underwear, etc.

Gears - Flash or Torch light, Head Torch lights, lighters, Chargers, Camera and batteries, Eye glass, Water bottle, etc.

Extra – IPods, Binoculars, First Aid Kit, Ear Plugs, Pen & diary, Travel Map or GPS, etc as per your requirements and necessities.

Gears 

 Climbing Gears

1 Alpine climbing harness.

1 Ascender 1 Belay device (Black Diamond ATC or ATC Guide)

1 Mountaineering axe with leash

1 Pair expedition style gaiters which fit perfectly over your boots

1 Pair of Steel crampons

1 Pair plastic shell mountaineering boots with high altitude liners

2 D-Shaped locking carabineers 

2 Non-locking carabineers

Climbing helmet (optional)

Neck gaiter

Ski goggles (optional) 

 

Body Gears (Synthetic Recommended, No COTTON)

Two T-shirts

Light expedition thermal tops.

Fleece jacket or pullover.

Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional).

Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket.

1 pair liner gloves, 1 pair of warm gloves, shell gloves.

Warm wool or synthetic hat to covers your ears, warm neck warmer, 100% glacier glasses, balaclava, headlamps,

2 pair of nylon hiking pants, synthetic underwear’s, 2 pair of trekking pants, waterproof baggages, light long trousers, liner socks, 1pair of sandles, etc.

Optional like Binaculors, stainless steel thermos, hydration bladder, ipods and cards, fav. Snack foods, trekking poles, etc.


 Medicines

 Extra Strength Excedrin, Ibuprofen, Immodium or Pepto bismol capsules, Diamox, mole skin, band-aids, some waterproof tape, anti-infection ointments, 

Always Drink Safe Water

Well Nepal Treks suggest you to have purified drinking water. Basically, we can get mineral water bottles in lower places but we might not find it in higher ground. In such cases we suggest you to drink boiled water which might charge very tiny fee in tea houses. Bring chlorine tablets to purify water. Recommend yourself to use boiled rather than mineral water which will be helpful for protection of you and healthy environment.

About Recharging Your Batteries & Electronic Devices during Trek

Hydro electricity may not be available in every location, so solar power sources are used to charge your electrical items like camera, batteries, iPod, I phone etc. Several Tea houses or lodges may charge small fee per hours for charging facilities for consumption of electricity or solar power. Well Nepal Treks recommends you to have adaptors and chargers before the trip since plugs are limited. In Nepal 220-240 volt power is used and sockets fit round and flat plugs.

Garbage Disposal

Well Nepal Treks suggest you to use dustbins and do not throw anything into the fire. Carry a separate garbage carrier in the way and dispose it where dustbin facilities are available and promote the healthy environment.

Travel Insurance

Well Nepal Treks reminds you on your sufficiently protected and have travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation, lost items, liabilities, injuries and medical treatment. Ensure the insurance covers all the activities in the Himalayas. Trekking Planner can offer the appropriate medical response based on your policy and insurance.

  Washing and Toilet facilities

Every guest houses offer hot showers in bathroom or can be a bucket of hot water. But please note that at higher altitude there may not be enough hot water for all the trekkers. So you must limit the use of hot water unless the water is solar heated or firewood for the ecological reason. Every lodge has some kind of washing facilities but you must carry a bar of soap. Don’t feel hesitated to get warm bowl of water If the water frozen.

 Toilets here are mainly Asian squat style. Basically toilets are outside your room and vary in how clean they are. You should not throw toilet paper in the toilet hole rather you should use rubbish bin that is kept inside the toilet.

Tea Houses

On this trekking route local people have built tea houses lodge with food and beverage facilities. A simple room usually has two narrow beds. Note that while staying in the tea houses you will see the charming local people with their good hospitality services so be friendly in every way possible.

Extra Advice from Well Nepal Treks

You may see some beautiful, sweet children and poor ones that might make you to distribute balloons, chocolates, money and other stuffs. But, Well Nepal Treks suggest you better not to do so because it directly encourages them towards beggary and ask to every trekker which is also a sign of negative practice.

While on trekking, don’t forget to keep your valuables safe and secure. Do not left anything anywhere. Ensure that you lock your door when you leave your room and do not hang anything’s outside at night. We strongly recommend you to do double check always and anywhere possible.

Trip Facts

 Trip Name: Manaslu Expedition

Trip Duration:  48 Days

Trip Area: Western Nepal

Maximum Altitude:  8156 M

Minimum Altitude: 1310 M

Trip Type: Expedition             

Trip Grade: Difficult

Price: On Request

Suitable For:  Professionals

Best Season: Aug - Dec & Feb - May (12 Month Possible)

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