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Climbing Mount Manaslu

Lakpa, IFMGA certified guide, takes you to summit Mount Manaslu, in Nepal. It's the 8th highest peak in the world and a perfect preparation for the Everest.

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Himalaya

49 Days

Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov


Description

Mount Manaslu, wth its 8156 meters, is the eight highest mountain in the world. Cross high Larkya La and climb this giant in this long trip!

Manaslu means "Mountain of the Sprit" in the local dialect. It refers to the benevolent and strong deity which dwells within.

Its location, in the upper Gorkha district, at the corner of the Valley Buri Gandaki, is very special. It's in the shade of even higher mountains, in complete wilderness. Therefore we enjoy the tranquility of the harsh and beautiful nature. Besides, we are in the vicinity of rich old Buddhist culture, religions, traditional villages and farm fields with high terraces. Join me in the discovery of the country of highlanders of Nepal Himalaya.

The ascent is quite challenging. In fact, it's more difficult than other 8000s. This is why the ascent is considered the best preparation before Mount Everest (which I also guide, check it out here).

Mount Manaslu as nearby the famous Annapurna: only 40 km east of it. Mountains around Manaslu include Ngadi Chuli, Baudha and Himalchuli. This incredible mountain is protected by the Manaslu Conservation Area Project.

During this expedition you will be able to explore the area surrounding Manaslu. For example, Annapurna's main route.

This expedition starts with a scenic drive to Arughat bazaar, a small market in Gorkha district of Nepal. From here this awesome adventure begins heading to Manaslu Base Camp (4800m), passing several villages such as Jagat, Samagaon.

Above the base camp 4 more camps will be set: Advance Base Camp, Camp I, Camp II and Camp III, needed for reaching the summit.

The program I propose lasts for 49 days. We can of course adapt it based on what you are looking for.

Please get in touch with me if you have any interest. It will be my pleasure to guide you in this fantastic mountaineering adventure. 

Price includes

- Guiding fee


Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu and transfer to hotel

Day 2 to 3: Kathmandu

Sightseeing tour and preparation for expeditions.

Day 4: Drive to Arughat (600m)

6 hours

Day 5: Trek to Soti Khola (730m)

5 hours

Day 6: Trek to Machha khola (930m)

6 hours

Day 7: Trek to Jagat (1410m)

6 hours

Day 8: Trek to Dyang (1800m)

6 hours

Day 9: Trek to Ghap (2160m)

4 hours

Day 10: Trek to Lho (3180m)

6 hours

Day 11: Trek to Samagaon (3530m)

5 hours

Day 12: Samagaon

Rest and acclimatization day.

Day 13: Trek to Manaslu Base Camp (4800m)

5 hours

Day 14 to 23: Base Camp

Rest days for acclimatization with final preparation for the climb of Mt. Manaslu.

Day 24 to 37: Mt Manaslu climbing peiord

Day 38: Trek back to Advance Base Camp

Day 39: Trek back to Base Camp

Day 40: Clean up the Base Camp

Day 41: Trek to Samdo (3860m)

8 hours

Day 42: Trek to Dharamsala / Larkya phedi (4460m)

4 hours

Day 43: Cross Larkya la (5200m) and trek to Bimthang (3720m)

8 hours

Day 44: Trek to Gho (2560m)

5 hours

Day 45: Trek to Dharapani (1860m)

6 hours

Day 46: Trek to another Jagat village (1290m)

5 hours

Day 47: Drive back to Kathmandu via Beshisahar

Day 48: Kathmandu

Free day.

Day 49: International departure

 

Details

Accommodation

Lodge-guesthouse & Camping.

More info

Please get in touch with me for additional information (pricing, logistics, equipment...)

Meeting point

In Kathmandu.

About the guide

I am an IFMGA/UIAGM certified mountain guide and an instructor guide. I started my career in the mountaineering and adventure sector in 1998 and since then I have been on the continuous journey of learning, training, exploring, and enjoying about the mountains.

I have guided several successful climbing expeditions in the Himalyas including Everest- 4 times, Makalu, Dawalagiri, Manaslu.... and other 7000 and 6000 m peaks. I am among the first batch of IFMGA/UIAGM guide from Nepal.

I'm an expert in high Altitude expeditions (Everest, Cho Oyu, Manaslu...). If one of these mountains is on your dreams' list...please get in touch with me and let's discuss about it together. I strongly believe that being guided by someone who comes from there provides a great added value to the journey.

Languages

Nepali | English

Certificates

NNMGA

Residence

Kathmandu


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