Manaslu Expedition in Autumn

Manaslu Expedition in Autumn Itinerary and Cost for 2024, 2025
Manaslu Expedition in Autumn
What to see & doSpecific information about Manaslu Expedition in Autumn
  • Duration42 Days
  • Trip Grade Very Strenuous
  • Max Altitude 8163m
  • Starts at Kathmandu
  • Ends at Kathmandu
  • Trip Style Trekking and Expedition
  • Group Size 10
  • Transportation Private Vehicles
  • Best Season Autumn: September, October, and November

Mount Manaslu, also referred to as "Kutang," is the eighth-highest mountain in the world, rising 8,163 meters (26,781 feet) above sea level. It is lodged in the Mansiri Himal in the Nepalese Himalayas, in the west-central region of the country. Manaslu got its name from the Sanskrit term "Manasa," which denotes "intellect," "soul," or Mountain of the Spirit. Manaslu expedition in autumn is one of the most sought destinations by many climbing enthusiasts from all over the globe.

The Manaslu region's expedition and trekking routes are among the popular climbing and trekking destinations in Nepal. Thousands of people flock to this territory to traverse the untrodden trails and climb Mount Manaslu every year. The Manaslu Circuit Trek is one of the most popular trekking routes in this vicinity.

Mt. Manaslu is a challenging summit that requires skilled climbers who have already reached mountain summits higher than 7000 meters. This is one of the toughest climbs of all the 14 eight-thousanders'. If you tackle Mt. Manaslu, you will gain more climbing experience for the upcoming 8-thousander climbs. Ralph Waldo Emerson says, "It's not the destination; it's the journey." This is especially true of the Manaslu trip since, without the struggle to get there, you might not fully appreciate the adrenaline rush and thrill you feel when you finally arrive.

As you journey through the emerald-green forest, you can see a variety of unusual plant and animal species like the Himalayan Blue Pine, Rhododendron, Red Pandas, and Snow Leopard. Gurung, Nubri, and Tsum people make up the majority of the population in this region. You get to enjoy these people's gracious hospitality.

The Manaslu expedition can reach the summit by taking a variety of interesting routes from Manaslu Base Camp (4,700m). The traditional approach, which was also used by the initial Japanese expedition up the Northeast Face in 1956, is the most popular. Despite not being the most difficult mountain to climb, Mt. Manaslu demands more technical expertise than Shishapangma or Cho Oyu. Avalanche risk is increased by the Base Camp's low elevation.

The rate of successful ascent for Manaslu is higher. Since you'll be climbing above 4000 meters, you must be cautious about altitude sickness. Climbers must therefore be in good physical and mental health. You will go through the picturesque countryside, woodlands, and valleys during the Manaslu expedition. You can see other breathtaking peaks along the trail, including Himalchuli, Saula, Langpo, Ngadi Chuli, and many others.

Beginning with a bus ride from Kathmandu to Soti Khola and a walk through the Budi Gandaki Valley to Sama Gaun, the Manaslu Expedition in Autumn ascends the northeast ridge. Several icy slopes and an arête must be negotiated before reaching the peak. An arête might be characterized as a skinny saddle or ridge. The next step is a challenging ascent to the summit, where you will undoubtedly get some of the most beautiful views of the Himalayas you can imagine.

Join Outfitter Nepal's autumn Manaslu expedition for the experience of a lifetime! We are currently accepting reservations for our Manaslu Expedition in 2024 and 2025. As part of our Autumn Expedition, you will be accompanied by our knowledgeable mountaineering Sherpas to the top of the difficult Mount Manaslu from the Nepal side. Your safety is our top priority, and we have carefully designed the autumn itinerary with that in mind.

Best Features of the Manaslu Autumn Expedition

  • Ascending the summit of the eighth-highest mountain peak in the world 
  • Hiking a challenging trail in the Manaslu region to get to the base camp
  • One of the toughest summits in the Himalayas for experienced mountaineers
  • Observing a range of meteorological and ecological changes in a single Himalayan visit
  • Gaining broad cultural exposure in the lowest parts of the excursion

A Brief History of the Manaslu Expedition

Manaslu was first formally surveyed in 1952 by a group of Japanese reconnaissance missions that traveled to Nepal after HW Tillman and Jimmy Roberts photographed it in 1950 while on a hike. The following year (1953), a team of 15 Japanese climbers under the direction of Y. Mita attempted to ascend the mountain from its eastern side. They erected a base camp at Samagaon, but they were unable to reach the top. In this first effort, 3 climbers ascended the northeast face to a height of 7,750 meters (25,430 ft) before turning back. 

In 1954, a Japanese expedition that was returning to the Budi Gandaki path to climb the peak was confronted by an enraged group of locals at the Samagaon camp. The people thought that prior explorations had angered the gods, causing the avalanches that destroyed the Pung-Nguyen Monastery and took the lives of 18 citizens. The crew hastily made their way to Ganesh Himal. A significant contribution was made to repair the monastery to quell local anger. This benevolent act did not, however, reduce the prevailing attitude of suspicion against Japanese incursions. 

In spite of the odds, Toshio Imanishi (of Japan) and Gyalzen Norbu (of the Sherpa nation) succeeded in climbing Manaslu for the first time on May 9, 1956. The crew was led by Yuko Maki, also known as Aritsune Maki. Even the 1956 expedition ran into the problem of the irritate townspeople. As a result, the subsequent Japanese trip was postponed until 1971, when a different crew finally made it to the summit. A South Korean Expedition immediately followed the triumph. 

Five climbers and ten Sherpas perished in an avalanche in April 1972 as they completed the fourth successful ascent of Mount Manaslu by ascending from Marshyandi Valley. Charlie Mace made the first ascent from America in 1997. According to legend, Manaslu has always been considered a Japanese peak, similar to how the British view Everest as their mountain. 

Is Mt Manaslu Expedition in Autumn safe?

Manaslu's history was primarily composed of sincere, modest private expeditions until about five years ago. Being one of the 14 8,000-meter summits on the planet, it was a sought-after goal for fervent climbers seeking a difficult Himalayan summit. The mountain is not very tall by Himalayan standards and is above one of the major trekking routes. As history would imply, however, short does not necessarily mean secure.

Under the correct conditions, the peak, which is the fifth-most-climbed eight-thousander in terms of summits, can be easily scaled. However, compared to other summits, it has a death rate of around 35%. Until you really reach the top or thoroughly investigate it, you have no idea what Manaslu will throw at you. So, it's necessary to prepare well before you attempt the summit.

What's most challenging about the Manaslu Autumn expedition?

At the top, your stamina and consciousness will be put to the test. With appropriate pre-trip acclimatization, enough hydration, and suitable food, you should be able to adjust to the altitude, even if breathing will be challenging. The oxygen content at such great height is really low.

After leaving base camp, the real alpine challenge begins, mostly involving climbing up steep ice and snow surfaces. The climbers set up camp and stage at the base camp, where they would spend the next few days getting ready to tackle Manaslu. Once you leave one camp and head to another, Manaslu has some of the steepest and longest climbs. The climbing trail is located in a fairly exposed area. Thus, there are significant hazards of avalanches and crevasses opening there. The route is difficult and prone to avalanches due to the slippery slopes underneath the heavy covering of snow.

How can I prepare myself for the Manaslu expedition in autumn?

Manaslu's expedition is by no means easy. As a result, we require everyone interested in the challenge to have successfully completed at least one other high-altitude climb at a height of 7000 meters or more anywhere in the world. Making a simulation that involves climbing ladders to cross actual mountain crevasses for training purposes is fairly challenging. Your top focus should be endurance, strength, and core training. Any type of cardiovascular exercise is advised, including long-distance jogging (10–20 km) 3-4 times per week, cycling for an hour or two, and hiking uphill with 15-20 kg of weight. For preparation, we also suggest doing endurance training activities. Begin the planning at least five or six months before you depart for your expedition.

Why choose Outfitter Nepal for your Manaslu Autumn Expedition?

The success of any expedition hinges on having a carefully thought-out schedule and the best logistics, both of which we provide. With our outstanding service, we are dedicated to preserving the safety and efficacy of the mission.

We place a lot of emphasis on maintaining a small group to make it easier for everyone to communicate and cooperate. Mountain guides who are among the best in their field and have climbed Manaslu several times will be in charge of leading you. They have a lot of experience and training. Our climbing approach is in line with the many summits that our guides, Sherpas, and support staff have successfully reached over the years. In the end, you'd have a joyful and memorable experience with us.

How much does the Manaslu Expedition cost in autumn?

A number of parameters determine the cost of the Manaslu Expedition. Various trekking and mountaineering organizations base their pricing on the services they offer. Since there is no intermediary commission when booking with a locally based company, local companies offer better deals than foreign companies. The size of the group also influences the cost. If you're traveling with a larger group, you may be eligible for group discounts. We've chosen expedition costs after careful consideration that is both inexpensive for you and beneficial for us. The price for the Autumn Manaslu Expedition at Outfitter Nepal starts at US$19000.

Manaslu Acclimatization Camps

The safest and most popular approach to the summit on the Manaslu Expedition is via the northeast face. Between Base Camp and the summit, this route has 4 separate campsites, labeled Camp 1, Camp 2, Camp 3, and Camp 4. Base Camp (4800 m)

Located on a rocky moraine, Manaslu Base Camp offers incredibly beautiful Himalayan views. The climbers spend the majority of their time in base camp practicing and getting ready for the ascent. For roughly 20 days, this will be your place of stay. Aside from your own tent, you'll also get a dining tent, a shower tent, a bathroom tent, and a communal space. The mountain Sherpa will teach you the fundamentals of climbing as well as the skills needed to complete the summit climb.

Camp 1 (5600 m)

As you move from the base camp toward the summit of Manaslu, Camp 1 is your first stop. The camp is divided into two sections: Lower Camp 1 and Upper Base 1, and it is located at a height of approximately 5600 meters. Climbers must negotiate treacherous uphill terrain that crosses moraines and glaciers with crevasses in order to get to Camp 1.

Camp 2 (6300 m)

Camp 2 is located at a height of 6300 meters. Crevasses and icefalls line the path from Camp 1 to Camp 2, with slightly inclined snow slopes in the lower levels and a brief steep slope in the middle. The climbers must scale 100 meters of vertical, 50–60 degree-angled walls. Although it is the most challenging part of the climb, after you reach Camp 2, you'll get to see yet another breathtaking Himalayan peak view. Mountains appear to be right next to you from this vantage point.

Camp 3 (6800 m)

By climbing on icy slopes from Camp 2 for only 4 to 5 hours, Camp 3 brings you even closer to your goal. Without any ladder crossings, the ascent from Camp 2 to Camp 3 is regarded as the quickest and easiest. But when jumping off the half-meter-long crevasses, one must be cautious. 

Camp 4 (7300 m)

The final campground before the summit, Camp 4, is located at 7300 meters, or around 800 meters below the peak. One must climb a steep slope of between 55 and 60 degrees consisting of an ice layer that is completely coated in snow to reach Camp 4. The vista is absolutely breathtaking from here.

ItineraryTrip day to day detail itinerary

When you land in Kathmandu, a representative of Outfitter Nepal will pick you up at Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport and transport you to your accommodation. You have the rest of the day to yourself. You can relax at your hotel or venture outside and explore the area. Evening strolls are ideal on Thamel's bustling streets. It's a great area with lots of places to get wonderful food and drinks, including cafés, restaurants, and pubs.

    We will take you to tour the historic Kathmandu Valley on day two. The sightseeing tour includes stops at four of Kathmandu's top tourist destinations, which are also UNESCO World Heritage Sites. We leave the hotel after breakfast and go to Swayambhunath Stupa. It is a well-known Nepalese Buddhist shrine and is situated on a small hilltop inside the Kathmandu Valley. The greatest Buddhist stupa in Nepal, Boudhanath Stupa, is our next stop. Both tourists and locals admire it. After having lunch at Bouddha, we travel to Pashupatinath Temple, a Hindu shrine to Lord Shiva that is located on the banks of the revered Bagmati River. Finally, we go to the ancient Durbar Square in Kathmandu, which will enlighten you about Nepal's rich history and architecture.

      You will attend a brief meeting with ministry officials today at the Ministry of Tourism. They'll give you the information and safety advice you need. On this day, your climbing and entry permits are also organized. After completing the paperwork, you can buy any supplies you might need for the trek and climb.

        Now is the time to leave the valley and formally start our journey. Therefore, we'll take the Prithvi Highway to Soti Khola after breakfast. The route is tortuous, so it will take us nine to ten hours to reach the village. It's a difficult route because of the combination of off-road and black-topped roads, but it's also fruitful because of the landscape of lovely cities and villages along the Trisuli River.

        A beautiful view of verdant meadows and imposing hills accompany the entire bus ride. Soti Khola, the starting location of the Manaslu expedition, is hidden away to the north of Arughat. You spend the night in Soti Khola.

          The journey's first day begins with a hike through the countryside. You'll pass by rice fields, waterfalls, and remote communities with houses that have brown slate roofs along the way. We'll arrive in Lapu Besi after traversing several creeks and passing by several waterfalls. You get to Machha Khola after a few miles of hiking from this picturesque hamlet. We must first cross a suspension bridge over the Budi Gandaki River in order to get to Machha Khola. We spend the night in Machha Khola.

            We may start the walk with cautious, deliberate steps and increase our speed as we go because today's trekking trip is brief. After leaving Machha Khola, our route follows the bank of the Budi Gandaki and then climbs and descends a few peaks.

            The valley's path widens and falls, becoming straightforward to follow to Jagat. This Lamjung district's gorgeous town has an amazing view to offer. As it rises above the valley, Jagat offers daring tourists a serene scene of high cliffs, stunning mountains, and waterfalls.

              After a brief breakfast at our overnight lodge, we leave for Chumet, our intended destination for the day. Although the elevation difference between Jagat and Chumet is only about 300m, the ascents and descents will put your endurance to the test. We finally arrive at Chumet, which is where we spend the night. We'll have a wonderful dinner and stay at a mountain lodge.

                The initial sections of today's path include many turns and detours. You continue to Namrung after passing through the small community of Ghap, which has a relatively small number of houses. The journey is longer than in earlier days, but the stunning scenery makes up for it. You ascend the trek to a checkpoint and pass through stunning rhododendron forests before arriving at Namrung. The Rhododendron blossoms in the autumn make this specific walkway seem amazing. We spend the night at Namrung.

                  Our walk continues after going past the Barchham community and passing by a gorgeously running waterfall. After that, we ascend a hill to the town of Lihi, after which we drop once more to the Hinan River. The trail enters the Numla River after passing past the Sho village and provides a moving view of Himal Chuli, the sparkling Manaslu, and lush meadows. After spending around 5 to 6 hours on the level trail through lush farmland and landscape, we will eventually arrive in Samagaon, also known as Sama Gompa. In Sama Gaon, we spend the night at a tea house.

                    Between ascents and descents, you must take an acclimatization day so that your body can adjust to the shifting altitude. You will get one free day to get used to the altitude. The 3,350-meter height is ideal for a quick hike around town. Going on a hike is the best way to adjust to the high altitude. Another day-long walk is to Birendra Tal, which can take more than six hours each way. The leisure day can also be utilized on neighborhood strolls and trips to the famed Pungyen Gompa.

                    Sama Gaon is a small settlement with mani walls, a small gompa, and tightly spaced rows of houses at its lower reaches and a large gompa at its upper reaches. It is located in a basin at the foot of sweeping pastures. The two gompas that still stand today were entirely made of wood and have unique architectural styles designed by the earliest residents, who arrived from Tibet more than 500 years ago. The entrance gates to the Tibetan communities here are noticeably different from ones in Tibet, and they frequently conduct business with their fellow Buddhists in Tibet (note the Chinese brandy and beer on sale). You may watch rural women constructing outfits from Tibetan wool (Baal).

                      After a little break, your journey along the Manaslu trek continues today. The routes are a little more challenging here because of the steep elevation over the glacial moraines. The walk travels through Birendra Kunda in addition to little towns and stunning nature.

                      You progress slowly through the rocky, steep trails until you reach the base camp. When you reach this location, you run into the crew member and Sherpa guide, who will take you to the summit. They also handle the summit preparation, setting up campgrounds, and cooking. 

                        You will begin preparation for your Manaslu Expedition after arriving at the Manaslu Base Camp, including learning to attach ropes and carabiners and climb with crampons. For the next 20 days, the base camp will serve as your home. Each area—sleeping, bathroom, shower, dining, and kitchen—will have its own tent. The head guide will now solely decide the time and duration of the ascent. You start your ascent toward the Manaslu summit once everything, including the weather, is clear. You should follow the bamboo marker wands on the Manaslu glacier. Use ropes and crampons to navigate crevasses and dangerous terrain. Due to weather conditions, you might need to stop at various places.

                        Climbing from Base Camp to Camp 1 (5600 m)

                        When the weather is suitable and the Sherpa guide has reviewed your preparation, you will begin your ascent toward Camp 1. There are two portions in total. A moraine with grassy slopes and rock slabs can be found initially. The next part is the glacier, which has a few crevasses and flashes of ice. The average climber needs approximately 4 hours to complete it—1 hour for the moraine portion and 3 hours for the glacier part.

                        Climbing from Camp 1 to Camp 2 (6300 m)

                        The hardest section of Mount Manaslu's ascent is the ascent between Camps 1 and 2. The center of the icefall can be found here. You essentially have to slog in the snow for the first hour or so. You'll then go through some steep ice patches, two ladder crossings, and steep snow climbing. This section will take you about five hours to complete. You can expect a few severe ice sections with a 100-meter length and a 65-degree slope.

                        Climbing from Camp 2 to Camp 3 (6800 m)

                        It is the fastest climbing day because Camps 2 and 3 are located close together. A few crevasses must be traversed, but no ladders are necessary. The climbing Sherpa's crew fixes the main ropes. This section is more comfortable for most climbers, but you should still treat it seriously. The ascent is still done on supported slants, and there is an opening to the chilly wind. Despite being autumn, people have complained that this place seems hot because it is directly exposed to the sun.

                        Climbing from Camp 3 to Camp 4 (7300 m)

                        As you approach the death zone, the short distance between Camps 3 and 4 seems like a lengthy day. At this altitude, oxygen levels are low. Thus, it is normal for any effort, no matter how minor, to feel taxing. On a 50 to 55-degree incline, you must ascend for three to four hours in this phase. This section is dangerous because the snow slope hides a layer of ice, making it avalanche-prone. Due to its extended steep snow parts and avalanche terrain at extremely high altitudes, this route section is more difficult than the preceding ones.

                        Climbing from Camp 4 to the summit (8163 m)

                        Your summit-climbing day is today! Climbers typically begin their ascent at one in the morning. They will summit between 7 and 10 am, assuming all goes as planned. As you go through a number of basins with tiny snow headwalls, the climbing is not particularly technical in the beginning. After crossing the false peak, the ascent continues over an exposed ridge to the real summit, with a breathtaking view of the mighty Himalayas. Our Sherpa guides will fix ropes, clear the trail, and employ all other methods necessary to assist the group in reaching the summit of the eighth-highest mountain in the world.

                        The struggle doesn't end just as you reach the summit. We hope to reach Camp 2 by late afternoon or early evening. The mountain is easy to descend, but you must proceed with caution because you will be fatigued when you reach the top. We descend from Camp 2 to base camp in 3 to 4 hours the very next day. There, our base camp team will be waiting to support us as we rejoice in our victory upon reaching the summit.

                          We must pay the environment for all the good things it provides us. We transport all of the mission's waste down to the lower communities, clearing the way we came. As a result, we pick up all the rubbish in the area today and clean up the base camp. By doing this, we help to keep the area's aesthetic attractiveness and cleanliness. Today is also the day we mentally prepare ourselves for the trail's descent and pack our luggage.

                            We proceed from the base camp by following the path that leads to the glacier moraine. By catching the speed of light, we will return to Samagaon. The settlement offers a dreamlike perspective of Mount Manaslu, Mount Himalchuli, and Naike Peak, in addition to the stunning view from the path.

                            The route to Samdo is a destination in and of itself, a moving feast with an unequaled vista of Manaslu and enticing surroundings. The trail continues north along the Budhi Gandaki River from Samagaon. After that, it travels through the Khormo Kharka pasture, from where a stunning panorama of the surrounding snow-capped mountains and Mani wall is visible.

                            The pathway keeps going for another hour as it rises from the incline. After dropping into the river and crossing the bridge, it briefly ascends to Samdo. The Himalayan settlement of Samdo is incredibly stunning, with ancient Tibetan monasteries and a gorgeous backdrop.

                              We will travel via the Larke Bazaar, a temporary Tibetan bazaar, after breakfast in Samdo and descend to the Budi Gandaki River. As you begin your trek, cross the wooden bridge, and you will be able to see the Larkya Glacier as you go across two streams. To get to Dharam Shala, also known as Larke Phedi, we'll do a U-turn and travel through the Salka Khola Valley. We will pass numerous old-style monasteries on the way. It takes four hours for the journey. We spend the night at Dharam Shala.

                                The journey starts with a moderate elevation along a hill and ends at the moraine from Dharam Shala to Bhimtang. After a while, we will reach the top of Larke-La Pass, where Menjung, Kang Guru, and Gyagi Kang may be seen. After our exploration, we'll descend the trail via an area of snow and ice. After the arduous long walk, we'll meander about Bhimthang. We spend the night in Bhimthang.

                                  Since we started the Manaslu Expedition more than a month ago, the expedition is finally ending. We'll climb up to Tilje today in 7 to 8 hours from Bhimtang. We will travel to Hampuk by descending the trail from Bhimtang via lush, verdant pine and rhododendron trees. We will eventually arrive after following the pathways downhill at Dudh Khola, where the trail splits and gets exceedingly challenging.

                                  The route descends a severely landslide-damaged cliff from here to the chaotic village of Kharche. After we leave Kharche, getting to the far-off town of Tilije is easy. At Tilje, we spend today's night.

                                    Tal ends yet another grueling day of the Manaslu Expedition's journey. We'll start walking after breakfast because getting to the settlement takes about 6 hours. As the trail leads us to Dharapani, we will ascend the hill and move further from the Marsyangdi River.

                                    Following the level terrain of the valley, the trek continues to a little village called Tal. Tal offers a fantastic view because it is situated at the base of a waterfall that is constantly gushing. Tal is where we spend the night.

                                      We finished all of the trekking on the Manaslu adventure after more than one and a half months. We need to bid the charming Tal farewell and head back to Kathmandu at this point. Our picturesque route to the valley will be along the Prithvi Highway. One may witness enclaves, lush landscapes, stunning mountains, spectacular waterfalls, and more from the path.

                                        After more than a month of travel, you have finally arrived in Kathmandu, and this is your first day of rest there. Whatever approach you choose is OK. It's acceptable if you feel like going sightseeing. You can visit your favorite city destinations with assistance from an Outfitter Nepal representative.

                                          You can purchase last-minute gifts for your pals back home on this day. You can find many gift shops in Thamel. You can celebrate your victory with your teammates and friends in Kathmandu before departing for your home nation. In Thamel, you'll discover outstanding eateries, bars, and pubs. We cordially invite you to your farewell dinner on your final day in Kathmandu. Let's gather everyone to honor the Manaslu summit.

                                            Finally, your time in Nepal is up. You will be driven to the international airport by a representative of Outfitter Nepal, where you can fly elsewhere or return home. We sincerely hope you had fun on this adventurous holiday.

                                            We look forward to your return to Nepal. Enjoy a safe flight!

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                                              What's Included

                                              Before Trekking and Expedition

                                              • Airport transfer by private car/van/bus in accordance with the itinerary.
                                              • Guided sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley by private car/van/bus.
                                              • Entrance fees and tickets during a guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley.
                                              • 3 Nights’ Accommodation at a Michelin star luxury hotel in Kathmandu with Bed and Breakfast.

                                              During Trekking and Expedition

                                              • Paper works, Peak permit fees, Route fees, Manaslu Conservation Area (MCAP) fee, Manaslu Area Special Trekking Permit fees, and Expedition Royalty fees.
                                              • Drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola and back via private car/van/bus.
                                              • Liaison officer fees.
                                              • Wages for porter, guides and climbing guides.
                                              • Manaslu Region Map
                                              • Accommodation during lodge trekking in lodges or tea houses.
                                              • Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner in accordance with the package during the lodge trekking.
                                              • 2 Expedition duffel bags per climber.
                                              • Tented Accommodation in Camps (Twin sharing Basis).
                                              • Kitchen tent, store tent, dining tent, and toilet tent.
                                              • Sleeping Tent and mattress for each member.
                                              • Provision of kitchen and dining equipment as well as eating utensils.
                                              • Provision of meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner) during camping.
                                              • Food supply and expedition equipment logistics transportation to and from the base camp.
                                              • Gamow bag (Portable Altitude Chamber).
                                              • Travel insurance to all Nepalese staff.
                                              • Cook and kitchen boy at the camps.
                                              • Provision of 1 High Altitude Sherpa for assistance.
                                              • Provision of 4L-Poix with 2 Oxygen bottles for each member and 1 Oxygen bottle for Sherpa + Masks and Regulators.
                                              • Collective climbing equipment such as climbing rope, ice screws, snow bars, and a snow shovel.
                                              • Walkie-talkies for each member base unit at base camps.
                                              • Generator or solar panel for light and charging at the base camp.
                                              • Heaters in the mess tents at base camps.
                                              • Satellite phone provision, costs apply per usage.
                                              • Emergency medical oxygen.
                                              • Emergency first aid kit in case of injuries.
                                              • Emergency Helicopter Service arrangement in accordance with the Travel Insurance.
                                              • Government Taxes

                                              After Trekking and Expedition

                                              • Airport transfer by private car/van/bus in accordance with the itinerary.
                                              • 3 Nights’ Accommodation at a Michelin star luxury hotel in Kathmandu with Bed and Breakfast.
                                              • Farewell dinner.
                                              What's not Included
                                              • Visa for Nepal (You may easily acquire a visa on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu; carry 2 Passport Size photos on hand).
                                              • Lunch and Dinner at Kathmandu
                                              • Bar bills and laundry service.
                                              • Mandatory Travel Insurance.
                                              • Medical and Emergency Insurance.
                                              • Garbage deposit fee.
                                              • Rescue, medical and hospitalization expenses.
                                              • Personal Climbing Equipment.
                                              • Extra Oxygen Mask and Regulator (can be provided on request).
                                              • Alcoholic drinks and beverages.
                                              • Personal climbing gear, equipment, and apparel such as ice ax, crampons, climbing boots, jumar, harness, slings, karabiners, descender, and prussic loops.
                                              • Personal snack items such as chocolates, granola bars, and beef jerky.
                                              • International airfare and tax.
                                              • Gratuity fee (tips) for the staff.
                                              • Summit Bonus.
                                              • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition equipment.
                                              • Expenses not mentioned in the including section.
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                                              Starts:THURSDAYSEP 05, 2024
                                              Ends:WEDNESDAYOCT 16, 2024
                                              PRICE (Per Person)US$12500
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                                              Ends:MONDAYOCT 28, 2024
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                                              Manaslu Expedition during Autumn

                                              The Manaslu expedition makes the most sense during the autumn when tourism is at its zenith in Nepal. In the Manaslu region, autumn is magnificent when the weather is ideal. Additionally, the region includes splendid crisp air, pure blue skies, and expansive views.

                                              Autumn Manaslu expedition means the sight of the silver mountains and the green hilly terrain. Compared to the winters in the high-altitude region, there are moderate temperatures. September through November is considered the autumnal months in Nepal. These months make attempting the expedition during autumn a beautiful experience.

                                              September for the Manaslu Expedition

                                              There's a slight possibility of rain, especially in the afternoons and evenings. Otherwise, you will have excellent weather with clear skies and trails starting in mid-September. Thus, the area has packed routes with plenty of hikers. With lush foliage all around, the local wildlife is still active. You can embark on the Manaslu expedition in September for the best scenery and weather.

                                              For most of September, the region's weather is perfect for trekking and other adventurous activities. The region's average temperature ranges from 10 to 15 degrees Celsius. Compared to the daytime, the temperature at night can drop as low as -10 to -1 degrees Celsius. Temperatures range from 7 degrees Celcius in upper trails to an average of 21 degrees Celcius in the lower region.

                                              As the month progresses in September, the temperature progressively increases. During the day, the skies are crystal clear and blue, while at night, there may be some overcasts. The region's snow-covered mountains appear breathtaking from nearby vantage points.

                                              October for the Manaslu Expedition

                                              The terrain around Manaslu is acknowledged to be best for mountaineering in October. Trekkers can enjoy stunning views of the silver mountains throughout the lovely autumn season. In the Himalayan region, the weather is wonderful all month long, with clear blue skies.

                                              In October, the region's temperature is still mild. The routes typically have warm days and chilly nights. In the high altitude, the nights and early mornings also become colder.

                                              On the routes leading to base camp, the temperature is normally between 13 and 25 degrees Celsius. The average daytime temperature is between 15 and 16 degrees Celcius. In the evening, especially above 4000m, the temperature might drop to about -1 to -2 degrees Celcius.

                                              In the Manaslu Expedition in October, views of other snow-covered mountains are also very evident. The highlight of the excursion is the bright blue skies and the silver mountains. Also, with numerous festivals like Dashain and Tihar, October is a particularly culturally significant month in the area. Thus, learning about a different culture than yours is a fantastic moment.

                                              November for the Manaslu Expedition

                                              November marks the conclusion of the autumnal season in the Manaslu region. It gets quite cold because winter is quickly approaching. You will experience some pretty cold weather, especially later in the month. So, if you want to experience winter, consider planning to go on our Manaslu Expedition in November.

                                              The area will get snowfall if you travel in the latter half of the month. In the majority of the trail's locations, temperatures can fall far below freezing. It is warm outside, though, especially during the day. An average of 12 degrees Celcius is the temperature in the lower region. As you ascend the path, you will encounter temperatures between -1 and -3 degrees Celcius.

                                              In November, the entire region is breathtakingly spectacular. You can explore the natural diversity there and take in the serene, relaxing environment. The amazing Manaslu Expedition takes place in November, making for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

                                              NOTE: Springtime is another possible season to accomplish the Manaslu Expedition. The spring months are March, April, and May. The weather this time is as hospitable as in the autumn. The wildflowers blooming in spring add another exciting experience during the expedition.

                                              Monsoon season (June through August) and winter (December through February) are the expedition's most challenging and unsuccessful months. These seasons, as opposed to autumn, feature the most difficult and variable weather. Therefore, autumn is believed to be the best time to embark on the Manaslu Expedition.

                                              Advantages of Climbing Manaslu in Autumn

                                              Only autumn and spring are suitable times for the Manaslu Expedition. For climbing the summit, these two seasons offer ideal weather. Let's find out what autumn has to offer to make your expedition a pleasant and memorable one.

                                              Stable Weather

                                              The benefit of autumn is that it is a reliable season. During this time of year, Nepal has one of the most pleasant weather patterns. Any day in the autumn, you can anticipate stable weather. It will be calm and nice as long as the weather remains consistent. There won't be any erratic variations in the temperature. A mountaineer searches for stable weather when ascending a peak, and autumn delivers it firmly.

                                              Less likelihood of snow and rain

                                              As long as the weather is good, there are fewer chances of snow and rain in the autumn. The monsoon has just ended. Therefore, the weather is calm without any rain or snow. Frosty winter is yet to arrive. Instead of rain and snow, you will get warm, bright sun the entire season. While on an excursion, it is always a good sign if you can see the sun.

                                              Crystal Clear Sky

                                              The sun will shine brightly in the clear sky every day in the autumn, illuminating your route. The sunny autumn days will make your journey and ascent much simpler. You'll know where to take your next step. The sky is so pure and clear that you'll feel like you can touch the sky.

                                              Enchanting Himalayan Scenery

                                              Another advantage of the Manaslu Expedition in the autumn is the breathtaking Himalayan scenery. The weather is calm, no clouds are in the sky, and the sun is out all day. As a result, you will get spectacular views of the countryside and mountains all day long. The view from Manaslu Peak will be the best there is.

                                              Fewer Climbers on the route

                                              Although you'll find many trekkers along the route to the base camp, as it is the peak trekking season, you will find few people above the base camp attempting the summit. Most mountaineers prefer spring for their summit, so the climbing route will have fewer people, which will help you ascend easily without any disturbances.

                                              Festivals of Autumn

                                              The Hindu population of Nepal celebrates Dashain and Tihar as their two biggest festivals. The whole country rejoices in these festivals with joy. These festivals occur in the month of October or November. So, if you happen to be in Nepal for the Manaslu Autumn Expedition, you also get a chance to engage in these local festivals.

                                              Manaslu Autumn Expedition Route

                                              There are now six recognized ascent routes. The South face is the hardest of them all. Nearly one in five climbers die at this summit, making it the fourth most dangerous 8000-meter peak after Annapurna, Nanga Parbat, and K2.

                                              The most popular route for commercial expeditions is the Northeast route, which was used by the Japanese team for their first ascent. We also take the Northeast route when we climb Mount Manaslu in the autumn.

                                              Climb Difficulty during Manaslu Expedition in Autumn

                                              The Autumn Manaslu Expedition is expected to be very taxing. The hardest mountains to climb above 8000 meters include Mt. Manaslu. The difficulty level for the Manaslu summit varies depending on the climber's physical condition, climbing equipment, weather, and previous climbing knowledge. When ascending these summits, altitude sickness is the most common problem; thus, it is crucial to take your time getting to Base Camp and then to keep rising slowly to avoid any severe symptoms of acute mountain sickness.

                                              You'll need to use a ladder and ropes to traverse several crevasses. The climb entails walking over a thick coating of ice and climbing up ice walls that are sloped at an inclination of 50 to 60 degrees, which is not at all simple. The terrain's propensity for avalanches makes the expedition much more difficult. The weather most heavily influences the climb's success. Don't worry; we have plenty of days planned aside in case the weather prevents us from reaching the summit.

                                              Qualifications Required for the Manaslu Autumn Expedition

                                              The climb is difficult and requires a lot of mental and physical endurance. It could be risky if climbers are exhausted or have health issues related to altitude. As a result, a successful Manaslu trek requires excellent levels of strength, endurance, and climbing knowledge. You must be an expert climber with an in-depth understanding of climbing peaks in order to attempt the Manaslu summit. Additionally, you must have scaled a mountain summit at a high elevation of more than 7000 meters.

                                              Climbing Permits for Manaslu Expedition in Autumn

                                              Each climber needs a climbing permit in addition to other trekking and entry permissions for the Manaslu region in order to ascend Mount Manaslu. Since autumn is the ideal time for trekking, this is also the season with the highest fees for the restricted area permit. The following permits are necessary for you to start the Manaslu Expedition in the autumn.

                                              • Nepal Mountaineering Royalty Fee for Manaslu - US$ 900 in autumn
                                              • Restricted Area Trekking Permit - US$ 15 per day in autumn
                                              • MCAP (Manaslu Conservation Area Project) permit - US$ 30
                                              • ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) permit - US$ 30
                                              • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) card - US$ 20

                                              Sherpas, Guides, and Potters

                                              A Sherpa mountain guide is necessary for mountain climbing in Nepal. Sherpas are the natives of the Himalayan region, and their primary occupation is mountaineering and helping climbers reach the top. To assist you to the summit, a Sherpa mountain guide will be with you. They will instruct you at the base camp, fix the ropes, lead the way, and assist you if you have any problems. Sherpas are your heroes in the mountains. During the ascent, you must pay attention to them and comply with their directions. They'll evaluate the weather before deciding when to start each ascent.

                                              You'll need to spend a few days trekking in the Manaslu region before and after the summit ascent. To trek in this area, you must hire a guide. In order to negotiate the trail, assist with lodging, and engage with the locals, your group will have 1 trekking guide accompanying you.

                                              Because it's heavy, you'll need a porter to carry your climbing equipment to base camp. A potter is included in the Manaslu Autumn Expedition package, so you can hike without worry.

                                              Accommodation and Meals

                                              We offer a room in a 3-star hotel with breakfast in the center of Kathmandu. You are free to eat wherever you like for other meals since lunch and dinner are not a part of our package.

                                              You'll be staying in mountain lodges or teahouses while on the hike. The lodge or teahouse where you spend the night will serve you dinner and breakfast. We'll eat lunch at a teahouse on the way along the trek. The classic Nepalese dish Daal Bhat is ideal for lunch and dinner during the trip since it gives you enough energy. Tibetan bread with eggs and curries or toast with eggs and porridge are typical breakfast options. Depending on the altitude, you can also buy various foods like momo, noodles, pasta, pizza, and so on.

                                              You will get your own tent to sleep in at the base camp. The camp has additional tents for the dining area, kitchen, and restrooms. There will be staff working in the kitchen, even at the base camp, to make meals for you. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and morning tea or coffee are all included in our expedition package.

                                              Equipment for Manaslu Expedition in Autumn

                                              The following is a list of essential gear for your Autumn Mount Manaslu expedition:

                                              Personal Equipment

                                              • Expedition Backpack
                                              • Trekking Backpack
                                              • Sleeping Bag
                                              • Self Inflating pads
                                              • Closed-Cell foam pad
                                              • Sunscreen (SPF 40 or better)
                                              • Lip balm (SPF 20 or better, at least 2 sticks)
                                              • Water Bottles: 2 to 3
                                              • Water Bottle parkas for the big bottles
                                              • Toiletry bag (toilet paper, hand sanitizer, a small towel, toothbrush, toothpaste, etc.)
                                              • Pee Bottle
                                              • Camp Knife or Multi-Tool
                                              • Thermos (1 Liter capacity)
                                              • Camera gear
                                              • Compression Stuff Sacks (Especially for sleeping bags and clothing)

                                              Climbing Equipment

                                              • Ice Axe w/Leash
                                              • Crampons
                                              • Alpine climbing harness
                                              • Carabiners
                                              • Climbing helmet
                                              • Ascender
                                              • Rappel/Belay device
                                              • Prussiks
                                              • Adjustable 3 Section Ski or Trekking poles

                                              Footwear

                                              • Light hiking boots or trekking shoes
                                              • Camp Boots
                                              • Double Plastic Climbing Boots w/ altitude liners
                                              • Fully Insulated Overboots
                                              • Gaiters
                                              • Trekking Socks
                                              • Wool or Synthetic Socks
                                              • Liner Socks

                                              Technical Clothing

                                              • Lightweight Long Underwear
                                              • Heavyweight Long Underwear
                                              • Lightweight Nylon Pants
                                              • Short Sleeve Synthetic Shirt
                                              • Synthetic/Soft Shell Jacket
                                              • Insulated Synthetic Pants
                                              • Down Pants
                                              • Expedition down Parka
                                              • Insulated Synthetic Jacket
                                              • Hard Shell jacket w/hood
                                              • Hard Shell Pants

                                              Handwear

                                              • Lightweight Synthetic gloves
                                              • Heavyweight Synthetic/Soft Shell gloves
                                              • Expedition Shell Gloves w/ insulated removable liners
                                              • Expedition Shell Mitts
                                              • Hand warmers and Toe Warmers

                                              Headwear

                                              • Headlamp
                                              • Glacier glasses
                                              • Baseball cap/sun hat
                                              • Ski Goggles
                                              • Balaclava
                                              • Warm synthetic/wool hat
                                              • Bandanas
                                              • Neoprene face mask

                                              First Aid

                                              • Small personal first-aid kit
                                              • Drugs/Medications/Prescriptions
                                              • Plenty of water or hot tea in an insulated bottle; energy snacks
                                              • Sunscreen, SPF ChapStick, sunglasses/goggles
                                              • Pocket knife
                                              • Binoculars
                                              • Headlamp
                                              • Cell phone
                                              • Climbing gear, trekking poles, etc.
                                              • Hand-held radio for on-mountain communication
                                              FAQsManaslu Expedition in Autumn frequently asked questions
                                              • The Manaslu Expedition can be used as a training climb for potential Everest climbers to see how their bodies react to an altitude of 8,000 meters. On Manaslu, reaching Camp 4 from Camp 1 is more complicated than it is on Everest. The summit night is easier and shorter on Manaslu. Thus, we might conclude that climbing Everest is more complex than climbing Manaslu.

                                              • Manaslu is normally climbed in 7-8 weeks, including the picturesque walk to the Base Camp. However, the summit climb and preparation takes about 20 days once you get there. The trekking route is mainly unexplored and breathtaking on its own.

                                              • It depends on the day and your level of acclimatization. At first, everything seems slower and longer, but as you get used to the mountain, the time passes quickly. On the mountain, a climbing day lasts 5 to 10 hours on average, but a summit day might last up to 20 hours.

                                              • We bring solar panels and battery packs on our expedition travels. Our first priority is to recharge the computers, satellite phones, and electrical equipment for the journey. Usually, there will be enough power left over to recharge your electrical equipment. It is NOT advisable to use rechargeable digital cameras since they frequently shut down when there is no electricity. Instead, use batteries for cameras; lithium batteries are ideal.

                                              • Yes, most of our expedition leaders have satellite phones, and you are welcome to use them for $3 to $4 per minute, depending on your location.

                                              • In the event that you have any personal or medical issues while on the expedition, you must be insured. Things like medical emergencies and/or evacuation must be covered by insurance. Furthermore, we strongly advise purchasing a comprehensive travel insurance policy to cover any possible problems with your travel arrangements, such as flight delays or cancellations, lost, damaged, or stolen luggage. Make sure the time of your trekking excursion is also protected.

                                              • Our team is always well-equipped, and they have years of climbing experience under their belts, so you don't need to worry about their gear. Every climbing team member is fully protected by life insurance for each adventure.

                                              • Dimox is a medication used to treat mountain sickness. Each of our guides carries a sizable first-aid kit that includes the bulk of the required prescription medications. If you experience any effects of altitude, let your guide know, and he will take the necessary steps. However, you must bring regular meds.

                                              • We recommend that every one of our clients drink 4-6 liters of water every day. Maintaining adequate hydration will help with acclimatization. Bring filtration bottles or hydration pills with you if possible.

                                              • Absolutely. Only try Manaslu if you have the required skills and emergency supplies. The most frequent causes of mortality are avalanches and falls, while the environment and altitude also play a role.

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