Manaslu Guided Climbing Expedition

profile
profile
profile
profile
profile

Join Tshering, an IFMGA certified Mountain Guide, on an unforgettable climbing expedition to the summit of the famed Mount Manaslu in the Nepalese Himalayas

Himalaya

31 Days

Sep, Oct

Extremely Fit


Highlights

  • Achieve an 8-thousand meter peak in the Himalayas.
  • Join an expedition with a unique acclimatization climb.
  • Spend time with local, certified guides that will teach you their expertise.
  • Catch sight of the Himalayas from the top of an amazing summit.

Description

Join me on an unforgettable expedition to the summit of the Eighth Highest Mountain on Earth, Mount Manaslu (8,163m), located in the Nepalese Himalayas. 

The highest mountain in the entire Gorkha district, Mount Manaslu is a sight to behold. This mountain, and the few other mountains that can match its size, is the reason climbers climb.

This behemoth does not shy from the challenge of climbers conquering it. Instead, it welcomes that challenge by offering a variety of routes for those wishing to reach its summit. The most popular route is the Manaslu Trekking Route (177 km), which follows an old salt-trading route along the Burhi Gandak River. Along this route, you will be able to see several incredible mountains, ten of which are higher than 6,500m, with a few exceeding 7,000m.

Acclimatizing to the high altitude is a must on Manaslu. What makes this program unique is that you will have the chance to do this by climbing a smaller peak first, rather than by staying long days in the Base Camp. Of course, we have oxygen for all our high-altitude programs too, and the most experienced local, certified guides to help you achieve your mountaineering goals.

There are several aspects that make Manaslu a very achievable 8-thousand meter dream. For starters, Samagaun village, our starting point for the actual Manaslu ascent is close to Manaslu Base Camp, and this makes it easy to access. In the second place, there are no big objective dangers, such as rockfall, on Manaslu. Finally, although it is a very high-altitude mountain, it is not so steep to climb. The magnificent views from the top are a great reward for the brave climbers that master this gorgeous mountain.

Climbing Manaslu is also a great option for those planning an Everest climb for the following reasons:

  • Altitude is over 8k, which will give you a feel of how your body will react.

  • You will learn and practice the following techniques: Fixed ropes, walking with crampons, going up & down, altitude walking, pathing, breathing technique, and more.

  • It is cheaper to climb Manaslu than the other 8K peaks because the access is easier.

  • There is less avalanche risk than on other mountains.

  • It boasts a high success rate (around 80%).

Keep in mind that the itinerary to climb Manaslu can fluctuate. Things can happen and change on long expeditions that aim to conquer mountains like Mount Manaslu at any time. But that is why this trip is such an adventure. One that will push the very definition of that wondrous word. And finally, after you've pushed yourself to your limits, and gathered enough memories to last several lifetimes, we will all enjoy a delicious farewell dinner in Kathmandu.

To begin your Manaslu experience, you should book at least 2 to 3 months in advance to allow us time to coordinate logistics, permits, and the like. You should also be very well-trained physically, have some prior altitude experience, be familiar with your equipment (including breathing with a warm buff and glasses on, hats, heavy backpacks, and clothing), and be ready for some glacier travel with crampons. Along the way, we will be putting to practice a lot of mountaineering techniques and achieving a great feat as we go along.

So come, join me on a life-changing expedition to the top of one of the world's mightiest mountains, Mount Manaslu.

And, if you would like to join me on a quest to reach the summit of Earth's highest mountain,  Mount Everest, you can find all the information to start planning here.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.

Day 2: Expedition preparation in Kathmandu.

Day 3: Drive to Besishar.

Day 4: Drive to Dharapani (1,963m).

Day 5: Trek to Goa (2,515m).

Day 6: Trek to Bhimthang (3,590m).

Day 7: Trek to Samdo (3,875m) via Larkya Pass (5,160m).

Day 8: Trek to Samagaun (3,520m).

Day 9: Rest day in Samagaun.

Day 10: Trek to Mount Manaslu Base Camp (4,700m).

Day 11: Climbing Period to Summit of Mount Manaslu (8,163m).

Day 27: Clean up Base Camp.

Day 28: Trek back to Samagaun.

Day 29: Helicopter flight from Samagaun to Kathmandu.

Day 30: Rest and Shopping day in Kathmandu.

Day 31: Transfer to Kathmandu International airport for departure home.

 

Details

Accommodation

4 Nights in Kathmandu on B/B basis. Camping at various sites, Mount Manaslu Base Camp, and in various parts of Mount Manaslu during ascent.

More info

Price does not include the 800 Dollar USD Summit/Safety bonus. Price does not include lunch and dinner in Kathmandu, as well as any extra nights in Kathmandu. Price does not include the Samagaun to Kathmandu helicopter ride. A satellite phone is included (5 dollars USD per minute). A company duffel bag will be given to each participant. The listed itinerary is not a fixed program. It is only intended to illustrate a likely schedule for the Manaslu Climbing Expedition. Because of the unpredictable nature of such expeditions, it is important to have a flexible plan in order to adapt to various, potential situations as they occur. Any changes made to the itinerary will be made with the intention of maximising the benefits for the entire team's mission of reaching the summit of Mount Manaslu.

Meeting point

Kathmandu International or Domestic Airport.

Photos


About the guide

I have been climbing since 1996, starting on the 8000m mountains in the Himalaya. I'm one of the few IFMGA/NNMGA certified mountain guides (Instructor) from south Asia, gaining my qualification from the New Zealand Mountain Guides Association (NZMGA) & Nepal National Mountain Guide Association (NNMGA).
I have successfully guided on Mt Everest on multiple occasions, and other 8000m peaks such as Mt Cho-oyu (8,201m) (3 times), Sisha Pangma (8,013m), Mt. Manaslu (8,163m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Mt. Makalu (8,463m), Mt. Lhotse (8,515m) and many more.
I have have also a strong international climbing experience and extensive knowledge of the logistics, planning and group dynamic that are also very crucial to successfully lead adventures in the Himalaya and around the world. I guided in New Zealand, Norway, France, Scotland, Thailand, Bhutan, Pakistan, India and Tibet.
I'm also a rescue expert and a technical trainer for the mountain guides training.
I very much like guiding my clients in remote places, where no tourist goes. I like also discovering new routes and peaks. Please have a look to the different trekking and mountaineering expeditions I propose and contact me if you want to discuss about them. I can of course also guide you in more 'classic' routes, just get in touch with me and let's talk about your wishes!


Deal opportunities

Join an existing group and pay much less

Sep 07, 2022 - Oct 07, 2022

USD 17011 per traveller


What people are saying about Tshering Pande Bhote


Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 17011 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Group porters

- Breakfast

- Luggage transfer

- Accommodation included

- Permit and entrance fees

- Transport during the trip

- Transportation start and back


For booking assistance

Our experienced outdoor adventure team is ready to help you boost your experience and will assist you throughout the whole process, from the moment you choose a program until you return from your trip.



 

Join our newsletter!

Stay up-to-date on the best adventures.