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Manaslu Expedition

  • Duration: 55 Days
  • Grade & Elevation: Mountaineering, 26,758 feet
  • Location: Manaslu, Nepal/Tibet, Asia
  • Entry/Exit: Manaslu
  • Season: Late Sept - Oct
Highlights Its size alone is impressive, but its perfect pyramid structure with four sharp ridges makes this mountain all the more spectacular.

Manaslu ExpeditionManaslu (also known as Kutang) is the eighth highest mountain in the world. It is located forty miles east of Annapurna and dominates the Gurkha massif. The mountain's long ridges and valley glaciers offer feasible approaches from all directions, and it culminates in a peak that towers steeply above its surrounding landscape, and is a dominant feature when seen from afar. This mountain was previously known as Kutan l. '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.

The first ascent of this peak was in 1956 by T. Imanishi and Gyalzen Norbu (Japanese 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 a half dozen established routes 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 4th most dangerous 8000m peak, behind Annapurna, Nanga Parbat, and K2.


When To Climb
April and May are pre monsoon season. Late September and October are post monsoon season.

  • Accommodation at a standard hotel in Kathmandu on Bed and Breakfast basis.
  • Permit fee and Icefall route fee.
  • Flight Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu as per the itinerary for members, staff & liaison officer.
  • Transportation of food supply .
  • 6 porters loads to BC.
  • Lodging and food en-route to BC and return.
  • Food and fuel at BC during the expedition period.
  • BC tent for members and staff.
  • Kitchen and dining equipment, toilet and shower tents with shower equipment, chairs and tables at BC.
  • 2-6 members 1 cook and 1 kitchen boy.
  • 7-11 members 1 cook: 2 kitchen boys.
  • 12 and above 2 cooks 2 kitchen boys.
  • Equipment allowance, day allowance, insurance for BC staff and liaison officer.
  • Visa extension and conservation fees.
  • Local transport in Kathmandu (Airport/hotel/airport).
  • Agency service charge.
  • International airfares.
  • International Airport Departure tax.
  • Entry visa for Nepal (this can be obtained at the airport upon arrival).
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • High altitude food and fuel above BC and personal climbing gears.
  • Accident insurance and emergency evacuation.
  • Related charges for communication equipment, satellite
  • phone, and walkie-talkie and filming. Nepal custom duty for import of expedition goods arriving into Nepal by air cargo.
  • Garbage deposit of US$ 4,000 (refundable after the expedition).
  • High altitude Sherpa, oxygen and mask and a regulator.
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Personal travel, medical and rescue insurance
  • Related charges for communication equipment (satellite phone, walkie-talkie).

    Extra Cost:
    Climbing Sherpa – US$ 2,000 per Sherpa
    Cost Includes:
    Equipment Allowance: Daily Wages: Transportation: Insurance;
    Food: Fuel above ABC: 2 Oxygen cylinders:
How this trip makes a difference!
Creative Hands Every booking you make creates a donation. Ghale Treks is a proud supporter of Creative Hands a social welfare organization. We send part of your service charge to Creative Hands who support worthy causes in poorer communities. Your money will go to education, disabled or physically challenged people, street children, victims, and those living in rural and remote areas of Nepal. Read more about the great work that Creative Hands do and where your donation goes here: http://www.creativehands.org.np

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