Manaslu Expedition in Spring

Manaslu Expedition in Spring Itinerary and Cost for 2024, 2025
Manaslu Expedition in Spring
What to see & doSpecific information about Manaslu Expedition in Spring
  • 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 March, April, and May

Manaslu Expedition remains one of the most sought summits in Nepal during spring. "Mountain of the Spirit," the Sanskrit meaning of Mt. Manaslu, should be enough to inspire the true adventurer in you to attempt to scale this majestic summit. The Sanskrit word "Manasa," which means "intellect" or "soul," is the root of the word Manaslu, which is truly justified by this heavenly mountain peak that meets the pristine sky creating a spiritual ambiance. Imagine standing at the summit and being a part of this ethereal experience! Isn't it exciting?

Mt. Manaslu is the eighth-highest mountain in the world, rising 8,163 meters (26,781 feet) above sea level. It is situated in the Mansiri Himal, a modest but impressive sub-range of the Himalayas in northwestern Nepal, some 100 kilometers from Kathmandu in the Gorkha District.

The expedition and trekking routes in the Manaslu region are relatively well-known. Every year, numerous people come to this region to trek along the untamed trails and scale Mount Manaslu. The Manaslu Circuit Trek is one of the well-liked trekking itineraries in this region.

Mt. Manaslu is a difficult summit that calls for experienced climbers who have scaled mountain summits higher than 7000 meters before. It is one of the most difficult climbs among the 14 eight-thousanders. If you ascend Mt. Manaslu, you will have more climbing expertise for the subsequent 8-thousander climbs. There is a quote attributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson that reads, "It's not the destination; it's the journey." This is true for the Manaslu expedition because, without the fight to get there, you might not understand the rush of adrenaline and thrill you experience once you get there.

There are numerous intriguing routes that the Manaslu expedition can undergo to ascend to the summit from Manaslu Base Camp (4,700m). The most common one is the conventional route, the same one taken by the initial 1956 Japanese expedition up the Northeast face. Mt Manaslu isn't the most technical summit to climb, but it requires more technical skill than Shishapangma or Cho Oyu. The Base Camp's low elevation raises avalanche risk.

The Manaslu Expedition in Spring begins with a bus ride from kathmandu to Soti Khola and trekking to Sama Gaun along the Budi Gandaki Valley before ascending the northeast ridge. Before reaching the peak, you must navigate several snowy slopes and an arête. A thin ridge or saddle is a good way to characterize an arête. Following this, there is a difficult ascent to the summit, from which you will unquestionably have some of the most breathtaking views of the Himalayas you can imagine.

Join Outfitter Nepal's Spring Expedition to Manaslu for the story of a lifetime! Reservations are now being accepted for our Manaslu Spring Expedition in 2024 and 2025. As part of our Spring Expedition, our skilled mountaineering Sherpas will guide you to the summit of the formidable Mount Manaslu from the Nepal side. The spring itinerary is carefully planned, with your safety as our priority, taking into account all security considerations.

Best Features of Manaslu Spring Expedition

  • Climbing the eighth-highest mountain peak in the world
  • Trekking a difficult trail in the Manaslu region to reach the base camp
  • One of the most challenging Himalayan summits for professional mountaineers
  • Witnessing a variety of climatic and ecological changes in one excursion
  • Experiencing rich cultural exposure in the lower regions of the expedition
  • Enjoying the unspoiled natural beauty of the Manaslu region

A Brief History of the Manaslu Expedition

In 1950, HW Tillman and Jimmy Roberts photographed Manaslu during a trek, but a formal survey of the peak only happened in 1952 by a group of Japanese reconnaissance parties who visited Nepal. A group of 15 Japanese climbers led by Y. Mita attempted to ascend the mountain through the east side the next year (1953). They established the base camp at Samagaon but were unsuccessful in climbing the summit. 3 climbers made it to a height of 7,750 meters (25,430 feet) in this first attempt to reach the summit via the northeast face before deciding to turn around.

A furious group of locals met a Japanese expedition at Samagaon camp in 1954 as they approached the mountain through the Budi Gandaki route again. The locals believed that earlier explorations had angered the gods, which resulted in the avalanches that devastated the Pung-Nguyen Monastery and claimed the lives of 18 locals. The crew hastily retreated to Ganesh Himal instead. A sizable payment was offered to repair the monastery to assuage local resentment. The attitude of mistrust toward Japanese expeditions was not lessened by this charitable deed, though.

Despite the odds, on May 9, 1956, Toshio Imanishi (of Japan) and Gyalzen Norbu (of the Sherpa nation) achieved the first ascent of Manaslu. Yuko Maki, also known as Aritsune Maki, served as the team's leader. The challenge of the angered villagers was encountered even in the 1956 expedition. As a result, the next Japanese expedition could not take place until 1971, when another team succeeded in climbing the summit. A South Korean Expedition followed the victory in the same year.

In April 1972, an avalanche killed 5 climbers and 10 Sherpas the moment they made the 4th successful ascent of Mt. Manaslu by climbing from Marshyandi Valley. The first American ascent was achieved by Charlie Mace in 1997. Manaslu is said to have always been a Japanese peak, much like how the British regard Everest as their mountain.

How safe is Mount Manaslu Expedition in Spring?

Up until around five years ago, the history of Manaslu was primarily made up of earnest, modest private excursions. It was a sought-after objective for ardent climbers aiming for a challenging Himalayan summit because it is one of the 14 8,000-meter peaks in the globe. By Himalayan standards, the mountain is not very high and is located off one of the busier trekking paths. However, short does not equate to safe, as history would suggest.

The peak is the fifth most climbed eight-thousander in terms of the number of summits and may be readily ascended under the right circumstances. However, it has a death rate of more than 35% relative to summits. You have no idea what Manaslu will throw at you unless you actually encounter the top or thoroughly investigate it. It has previously been an avalanche chute.

What are the Challenges during the Manaslu Spring Expedition?

Your fitness and alertness will be put to the test at the summit. Although breathing will be difficult, you should be able to adapt to the altitude with sufficient pre-trip acclimatization, enough hydration, and an adequate diet.

The actual alpine challenge starts after we leave the base camp and involves largely climbing on steep ice and snow surfaces. The climbers stage up and set up at base camp, where they will spend the coming days preparing to ascend Manaslu. Manaslu features some of the steepest and longest climbs once you leave camp to camp. There are high risks of avalanches and crevasses opening along the climbing path as it is in an extremely exposed location. The icy slopes under a thick layer of snow make the route tricky and prone to avalanches.

How to prepare for the Manaslu Expedition in Spring?

The expedition of Manaslu is by no means simple. Thus, we ask those who are interested in the challenge to have completed at least one previous high-altitude climb anywhere in the world at the height of 7000+ meters. It is quite difficult to create a simulation using ladders to traverse crevasses in the mountains for real during training. Strength, core, and endurance training should be your main priorities. Any sort of cardiovascular exercises, such as long-distance running (10-20km) three to four times a week, cycling for an hour to two hours, and trekking uphill with 15-20kg weights, are some of the recommended training methods. We also recommend endurance training exercises for preparation. We recommend starting the preparation at least 5 or 6 months before your expedition departure.

Why go on the Manaslu Spring Expedition with Outfitter Nepal?

Any expedition's success depends on having a well-planned itinerary and the best logistics, both of which we offer. We are committed to maintaining the mission's safety and effectiveness with our top-notch service.

We always lay a strong focus on keeping the group small to make it simple for everyone to coordinate and work together. You will be led by mountain guides who are among the best in their field and have made multiple ascents of Manaslu. They have extensive training and expertise. Our mountaineering method is consistent with the decades of summit achievement that our guides, Sherpa, and support staff have to offer.

What is the Cost of the Manaslu Expedition in Spring?

The cost of the Manaslu Expedition depends on various factors. Different trekking and mountaineering agencies set the price based on the services they provide. Local companies provide a better deal than international companies as there's no middleman commission involved when booking with a locally based company. The price also depends on the group size. You're likely to get group discounts if you're in a larger group. After a detailed analysis, we've decided on the prices of our expeditions, which are both affordable for you and profitable for us. At Outfitter Nepal, the cost for the Manaslu Expedition in Spring starts from US$13500.

Manaslu Expedition Route in Spring

There are a number of ways to ascend to the summit from Manaslu Base Camp (4,700m), but the majority attempt it via trekking into Samagaun along the Budi Gandaki Valley before ascending the northeast ridge. Before reaching the peak, you must navigate several snowy slopes and an arête. A thin ridge or saddle is a good way to characterize an arête. Following this, there is a difficult ascent to the summit, from which you will unquestionably have some of the most breathtaking views of the Himalayas you can imagine.

Manaslu Acclimatization Camps

Our Manaslu Expedition follows the Northeast face route, which is the safest and most common route to the summit. This route consists of 4 different campsites, namely Camp 1, Camp 2, Camp 3, and Camp 4, between the Base Camp and the summit.

Base Camp (4800 m)

Manaslu Base Camp is situated on a rocky moraine with breathtaking Himalayan vistas. The climbers will spend most of the time in the base camp training and preparing for the climb. This is going to be your home for about 20 days. You'll have a personal tent, a dining tent, a shower tent, a toilet tent, and a common area. The mountain Sherpa will provide basic mountaineering training and educate you about the route and techniques involved during the summit climb.

Camp 1 (5600 m)

Camp 1 is the first stop you take once you depart from the base camp towards the Manaslu summit. The camp is situated at an altitude of about 5500 meters and is divided into 2 sections: Lower Camp 1 and Upper Base 1, separated by a distance of 100 m. To reach Camp 1, climbers must travel a difficult uphill terrain that passes across moraines and crevassed glaciers.

Camp 2 (6300 m)

Above Camp 1, Camp 2 lies at a height of 6300 m. The route from Camp 1 to camp features crevasses and icefalls with moderately angled snow slopes in the lower parts and a brief steep slope. The climbers must climb 100 meters of vertical walls that are angled at 50 to 60 degrees. It is the most technical section in the entire climb, but once you make it to Camp 2, you'll witness yet another stunning Himalayan peak view. From here, it feels like the mountains are next to you.

Camp 3 (6800 m)

Camp 3 takes you further close to your goal with a short 4 to 5 hours climb on snowy slopes from Camp 2. The climb between Camp 2 to Camp 3 is regarded as the shortest and simplest ascend without any ladder crossings. But one must be careful while jumping off the crevasses that are half meters long.

Camp 4 (7300 m)

Camp 4 is the last campsite before the summit and lies at 7300 meters, approximately 800 meters below the summit. To get to Camp 4, one must climb a steep 55 to 60 degrees slope made with a layer of ice that's entirely covered by snow. The view from here is just mindblowing. From Camp 4, the climbers make it directly to the summit and descend back to the lower camps.

ItineraryTrip day to day detail itinerary

This is your first day in Nepal. Upon your arrival, an Outfitter Nepal representative will pick you up from the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu and take you to your hotel. The rest of the day is for you to enjoy. You may take a rest at your hotel or go out and explore the neighborhood. Thamel's vibrant streets are perfect for evening strolls. It is a nice place with plenty of cafes, restaurants, and bars to have some good food and drinks.

    On day 2, we will take you to explore the ancient Kathmandu Valley. The sightseeing tour includes a visit to 4 major tourist attractions of Kathmandu that are also UNESCO-enlisted World Heritage Sites. After breakfast at the hotel, we head out to Swayambhunath Stupa. It is a renowned Buddhist shrine of Nepal, located on a small hilltop inside Kathmandu Valley. Our next destination is Boudhanath Stupa, Nepal's largest Buddhist stupa that tourists and locals adore. After lunch at Bouddha, we head towards Pashupatinath Temple, a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and situated at the bank of the holy Bagmati River. Lastly, we visit the historic Kathmandu Durbar Square.

      Today, you have a short briefing session at the Ministry of Tourism with the government officials of the ministry. They'll provide you with the necessary information and safety precautions. Your entry permits and climbing permits are also arranged on this day. After the official formalities, you can take your time to purchase some gear or anything you might need for the trek.

        It's time to head out of the valley and formally begin our journey. So, after breakfast, we'll travel to Soti Khola via the Prithvi Highway. We'll need 9 to 10 hours to get to the village because the path is winding. It's a demanding journey as the road combines off-road and black-topped, but also fruitful due to the scenery of beautiful towns, villages alongside the Trisuli River.

        We have a wonderful view of lush meadows and majestic hills to accompany us along the way for the whole bus drive. The Manaslu expedition's entry point, Soti Khola, lies tucked away to the north of Arughat. You have an overnight stay at Soti Khola.

          Today is the first day of the trek, and it starts with a hike into the countryside. On the way, you will see rice fields, waterfalls, and isolated settlements with homes that have brown slate roofs. After crossing a number of streams and passing by various waterfalls, we'll get to Lapu Besi. After a few miles of trekking from this charming hamlet, you reach Machha Khola. In order to get to Machha Khola, we must first cross a suspension bridge across the Budi Gandaki River. We have an overnight stay at Machha Khola.

            Since today's hiking distance is short, we may begin the walk with slow, deliberate strides and pick up speed as we go. Our trail leaves Machha Khola and follows Budi Gandaki's bank before ascending and descending some ridges.

            The valley's path descends and becomes wide, making it simple to follow to Jagat. It is a stunning town in the Lamjung district with a breathtaking view to offer. High cliffs, beautiful mountains, and waterfalls make up the tranquil landscape that Jagat offers to adventurous tourists as it rises above the valley.

              After having a quick breakfast at our lodge, we start ascending from Jagat to reach our destination for the day, Chumet. The altitudinal difference between Jagat and Chumet is only around 300m; however, the descends and ascends will test your stamina. Finally, we reach Chumet. We have an overnight stay at Chumet. We'll enjoy a delicious meal and sleep at a mountain lodge in Chumet.

                The first set of today's path has several detours and diversions. Then, after reaching Ghap, a little community with a limited number of houses, you continue to Namrung. Compared to earlier days, the trail is longer, but the breathtaking scenery will make up for it. Before reaching Namrung, you ascend the trail to a checkpoint while traversing beautiful Rhododendron forests. This particular path looks mindblowing, with the Rhododendron blooms in spring. We have an overnight stay at Namrung.

                  After passing through the settlement of Barchham, our trail continues and passes a flowing waterfall. We next climb a hill to the settlement of Lihi before descending once more to the Hinan River from here. After passing through the Sho settlement, the trail enters the Numla River, where it offers a touching picture of verdant meadows, glittering Manaslu, and Himal Chuli. We'll eventually arrive in Samagaon, also known as Sama Gompa, after hiking the level trail through lush farms and terrain for about 5 to 6 hours. We have an overnight stay at a tea house in Sama Gaon.

                    You must take an acclimatization day between ascents and descents so that your body can adapt to the changing altitude. A free day is allocated to let you adjust to the elevation. The elevation of 3,350 meters is perfect for a short local hike. The greatest strategy to adapt to the high altitude is to go hiking. Options include daylong walks to Birendra Tal, which can take more than six hours each way. You can also take advantage of the rest day by strolling through the neighborhood and visiting the revered Pungyen Gompa.

                    Sama Gaon is a small village with a huge gompa at its highest reaches and mani walls, a small gompa, and closely spaced rows of homes at its lower reaches. It is situated in a basin at the base of pastures climbing high hills. The first settlers came from Tibet more than 500 years ago, and the two gompas that still stand today have been built entirely of wood and have distinctive architectural designs. The Tibetan settlements here have entrance gates that stand out greatly from Tibetan ones, and they engage in frequent trade with their fellow believers in Tibet (notice the Chinese brandy and beer on sale). You can observe the rural ladies making dresses out of Tibetan wool (Baal).

                      Your adventure along the Manaslu expedition resumes today after a brief pause. Due to the trails' strong rise above the glacial moraines, they are a little rougher here. In addition to little settlements and breathtaking scenery, the trek passes through Birendra Kunda.

                      You move slowly to the steep, rocky trails until you finally arrive at the base camp. As you get to this point, you meet up with the Sherpa guide and crewmate, who will lead you to the top. Additionally, they take care of the preparation, including cooking and putting up campgrounds.

                        After you reach the Manaslu Base Camp, you will start preparing for your official Manaslu Expedition, like how to fix ropes and carabiners and climb using crampons. It is your home for the next 20 days. You'll have separate tents for sleeping, toilet, shower, dining, and kitchen.

                        From now onwards, only the head guide will determine the timing and length of the climb. Once everything is clear, you begin your ascend toward the Manaslu summit. To navigate the Manaslu glacier, follow the bamboo marker wands. When negotiating crevasses and hazardous terrain, use ropes and crampons. There may be some locations where you may need to halt because of weather issues.

                        Climbing from Base Camp to Camp 1 (5600 m)

                        Once the Sherpa guide reviews your training and the weather is right, you'll start your climb toward Camp 1. You'll encounter 2 sections. At first, there's a moraine with grassy slopes and rock slabs. Then there's the glacier section, including a few crevasses and brief ice portions. It takes an average climber roughly 4 hours, 1 hour for the moraine section and 3 hours for the glacier section.

                        Climbing from Camp 1 to Camp 2 (6300 m)

                        The climb between Camps 1 and 2 is the most technical part of Mount Manaslu's ascent. You'll encounter the icefall's core in this section. For the first hour or so, you basically have to slog through the snow. After that, there are multiple steep patches of ice, two ladder crossings, and steep snow climbing. You will be spending around five hours on this segment. You can anticipate a few steep ice portions that are 100m long and inclined at 65 degrees slope.

                        Climbing from Camp 2 to Camp 3 (6800 m)

                        It is the shortest climbing day as the distance between Camp 2 and 3 is a short one. A few crevasses must be jumped, but no ladder crossings are necessary. The main ropes are fixed by climbing Sherpa's crew. Most climbers feel more at ease on this part, but you should still take it seriously. There is an openness to the cold wind, and the climbing is still done on supported slants. Despite being in the spring, there have been complaints of this area being directly exposed to the sun and feeling hot.

                        Climbing from Camp 3 to Camp 4 (7300 m)

                        The short distance from Camp 3 to 4 feels like a long day as you get closer to the death zone. The oxygen levels are low at this height; thus, it is to be expected that any effort, no matter how small, will feel exhausting. In this stage, you must climb for three to four hours on steep snow on a 50 to 55-degree slope. This portion is risky because the snow slope conceals a layer of ice, making it avalanche-prone. This stretch of the route is overly strenuous compared to previous segments because it includes extended sections of steep snow at extremely high altitudes in avalanche terrain.

                        Climbing from Camp 4 to the summit (8163 m)

                        Today is the day you make it to the summit! The majority of climbers start their ascent at 1:00 am. If everything goes as planned, they will summit between 7 and 10 am. The climbing is not technical early on, as you rise through several basins with small snow headwalls. After passing the fake summit, the ascent continues over an exposed ridge to the true summit, with a magnificent view of the towering Himalayas. In order to help the party reach the peak of the eighth-highest mountain in the world, our Sherpa guides will fix ropes, clear the way, and use every other means possible.

                        Reaching the peak is only half the battle. We aim to get to Camp 2 safely by late afternoon or early evening. The mountain is simple to descend; however, caution is needed because you will be exhausted after reaching the summit. The very next day, we make the 3 to 4-hour descent from Camp 2 to base camp. Our base camp team will be waiting there to cheer us and celebrate our summit victory with us.

                          We cannot overstate the need to compensate the environment for its services in some ways. We take every possible waste from the mission back to the lower communities, removing it all from the route we came. So, today we cleaned up the base camp by collecting all the trash from the surrounding. This way, we contribute to maintaining the region's cleanliness and aesthetic appeal. Additionally, today is also the day we mentally prepare for the trail's descent and pack our bags.

                            We leave the base camp by walking along the path that leads to the glacier moraine. We'll go back to Samagaon by catching the speed of light. Although the view from the route is breathtaking, the village offers a surreal vista of Mount Manaslu, Mount Himalchuli, and Naike Peak.

                            A moving feast with an unrivaled view of Manaslu and alluring landscapes, the path to Samdo is a destination in itself. From Samagaon, the trail continues north along the Budhi Gandaki River. It then passes through the Khormo Kharka ranch, where a breathtaking view of the surrounding snow-capped mountains and Mani wall is on show.

                            The alley continues for another hour as it ascends off the slope. It then drops to the river and crosses the bridge before beginning a brief ascent to Samdo. Samdo, a village in the Himalayas, is extraordinarily beautiful, with old Tibetan monasteries and a pristine backdrop.

                              After breakfast in Samdo, we will proceed past the Larke Bazaar, a transient Tibetan market, before descending to the Budi Gandaki River. Cross the wooden bridge as you start your ascent and can view the Larkya Glacier as you cross two streams. We will make a U-turn and go via the Salka Khola Valley to reach Dharam Shala, also known as Larke Phedi. Along the journey, we'll travel past a lot of old-style monasteries. The trip takes four hours. We have an overnight stay at Dharam Shala.

                                From Dharam Shala to Bimtang, the route begins with a gradual ascent over a ridge and ends at the moraine. We'll continue up the inclining path till we reach the top of Larke-La Pass, where you can see Menjung, Kang Guru, and Gyagi Kang.

                                After we've finished exploring, we'll descend the trail via a region of snow and ice. We'll take a stroll around Bimthang after the strenuous long walk. We have an overnight stay at Bimthang.

                                  Over a month has passed since we embarked on the Manaslu Expedition, and it appears that the journey is finally coming to a close. From Bimtang, it will take us 7 to 8 hours to hike up to Tilje today. From Bimtang, we will descend the path through lusciously verdant pine and rhododendron forests to Hampuk. As we follow the pathways downhill, we will eventually arrive at Dudh Khola, where the trail separates and becomes very difficult.

                                  From here, a badly landslide-affected cliff descends, and a road leads to the chaotic village of Kharche. It is simple to travel to the distant settlement of Tilije after we descend from Kharche. We have an overnight stay at Tilje.

                                    Tal comes to a close on yet another day of the Manaslu Expedition's arduous route. Since it takes about 6 hours to get to the village, we'll set out on foot as soon as we finish breakfast. We'll climb the hill and travel far from the Marsyangdi River as the trail takes us to Dharapani.

                                    The journey continues to a little settlement called Tal by following the valley's level terrain. Tal, located at the base of a waterfall that is pouring, provides an incredible panorama. We have an overnight stay at Tal.

                                      After more than one and a half months, we completed all of the trekking on the Manaslu expedition. The moment has come for us to say farewell to the lovely Tal and return to Kathmandu. The Prithvi Highway will be our scenic route to the valley. Green landscapes, gorgeous mountains, amazing waterfalls, and enclaves can all be seen from the path.

                                        Now that you have finally arrived in Kathmandu after more than a month, you finally get a rest day in the city. You can go for it any way you like. If you feel like you want to go sightseeing, that's fine too. An Outfitter Nepal representative can take you to your preferred tourist attractions.

                                          On this day, you can shop for last-minute souvenirs for your friends back home. Thamel has a lot of souvenir shops! Before finally heading back to your home country, you can celebrate your victory with your friends and teammate in Kathmandu. You'll find impressive restaurants, bars, and pubs in Thamel. We invite you to your farewell dinner on your last day in Kathmandu. Let's celebrate the Manaslu summit together.

                                            Your stay in Nepal is finally over. An Outfitter Nepal representative will transfer you to the International Airport, and you can now travel to your desired location or take a trip back home. We hope you enjoyed your adventure with us! We hope to see you again in Nepal. Have 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 3-star luxury hotel in Kathmandu with Bed and Breakfast

                                              During Trekking and Expedition

                                              • Paper works, Peak permit fees, Route fees, Manaslu Conservation Area (MCAP) fees, 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 porters, guides, and climbing Sherpa guides
                                              • Manaslu Region Map
                                              • Accommodation in lodges or tea houses during trekking
                                              • Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner in accordance with the package during the 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 for 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 the base camp
                                              • Generator or solar panel for light and charging at the base camp
                                              • Heaters in the mess tents at the base camp
                                              • 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

                                              • 3 Nights' Accommodation at a 3-star luxury hotel in Kathmandu with Bed and Breakfast
                                              • Farewell dinner
                                              • Airport transfer by private car/van/bus in accordance with the itinerary
                                              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
                                              • 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)
                                              • 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
                                              • Bar bills and laundry service
                                              • Alcoholic drinks and beverages
                                              • International airfare and tax
                                              • Gratuity fee (tips) for the staff
                                              • Summit Bonus
                                              • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition equipment
                                              • Expenses that are not mentioned in the included section
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                                              Starts:SATURDAYAPR 05, 2025
                                              Ends:FRIDAYMAY 16, 2025
                                              PRICE (Per Person)US$11000
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                                              Useful InformationGood to know before you travel

                                              Spring, The Best Season for Manaslu Expedition

                                              An essential factor to consider before starting this expedition is the weather in Manaslu. If the weather is bad, wait till it gets better. There isn't anything else to do. Always look for reports of possible avalanches and strong winds in the weather. It is realistic to say that each season presents challenges for Manaslu expeditions. However, the best time to go on the Manaslu Expedition is spring.

                                              In Nepal, the months of March, April, and May make the spring season. The monsoon season begins just after the end of May, and the days become incredibly wet, making the weather in the Manaslu region exceedingly dangerous. Therefore, even in the spring, it is preferable to leave for your Manaslu Excursion by the last week of March so that you can complete the expedition before the end of May.

                                              Manaslu Expedition in March

                                              The best time to summit Manaslu is in March, the first month of Nepal's spring season. March is a post-winter month, so its early days can be a tad chilly. However, the air becomes warmer as the temperature rises gradually.

                                              For the Manaslu Expedition, mid-to-late March is ideal. The weather is more consistent by then. In the lower section, it is about 17 degrees when it is daylight. The highest regions of the Manaslu Region could have snow from the winter's aftermath. Thus, snow-related issues must be dealt with during the climb if you choose this month to ascend Manaslu. Your journey won't be significantly impacted by the snow, though. If you are a climber, you can undoubtedly handle the snow.

                                              However, expect it to be chilly at night and in the morning. It's very cold and sharp during those hours, with an average temperature of roughly -15 degrees. Similarly, the peak region's temperature might fluctuate between -7 and -14 degrees even during the days.

                                              Manaslu Expedition in April

                                              April lets you enjoy the beautiful springtime hues. By April, spring has taken hold in Nepal, bringing with it the ideal weather. After being frigid for a while, the weather starts warming up. You also have a clear view of the Himalayas. The month-long weather pattern remains unchanged in April. In addition, the brilliant sun will cast a dazzling light on you.

                                              Due to the bright days, the lower region's daily temperatures range from 0 to 15 degrees, which is comparatively warmer. The temperature falls to zero later in the night. Similarly, the temperature in the highest altitudes of the excursion is consistently near freezing. Being a climber, you must be familiar with the climate in the mountains.

                                              Unlike March, this month will see a slight decrease in snow on the climbing trails. Thanks to the pleasant springtime weather, which peaks in April. Less snow on the trail means fewer snow-related issues throughout Manaslu Expedition.

                                              Manaslu Expedition in May

                                              May marks the end of spring and the beginning of summer. Thus, the region around Nepal has a hot climate. The Manaslu Region will be hotter, primarily in the lower portions. There, the daily highs fluctuate between 15 and 20 degrees. However, the mountains continue to freeze as they always have and always will.

                                              Mountain adventures are excellent during this warmest month of spring. The temperature is higher than it is throughout the rest of spring during this time. Thus, navigating the mountains will be a lot simpler for you. You will undoubtedly get beautiful views of the area when the weather is clear. Mountain trails will have comparably little snow cover. Your climb will also be much easier.

                                              However, May's final few days can occasionally be a little erratic. The region may face some unforeseen weather shifts as the summer season approaches. It is mostly the monsoon clouds, winds, and rain that hinders your expedition. So, if you decide to climb Manaslu in May, be sure to pick the early days.

                                              NOTE: The Manaslu Expedition is also possible in autumn. September, October, and November are considered autumnal months. The weather during Manaslu Autumn Expedition, meanwhile, might not be as accommodating as in the spring. Even if the pinnacle has been reached with minimal weather challenges, it is not as well-liked as the springtime.

                                              The hardest months for the Manaslu Expedition are monsoon (June - August) and winter (December - February), during which it is rarely successful. Contrary to the spring season, these seasons have the most challenging and unpredictable weather. Thus, springtime is regarded as the ideal time to go on the Manaslu Expedition.

                                              Benefits of Climbing Manaslu in Spring

                                              The Manaslu Expedition is possible only in Spring and Autumn. Both these seasons provide excellent weather to ascend the summit. Between these two seasons, spring has few more benefits than autumn.

                                              Stable Weather Condition

                                              Spring has the advantage of being a consistent season. Nepal experiences one of the nicest weather patterns around this season. You may expect to experience stable weather on any day in the spring. As long as the weather is stable, it will continue to be tranquil and pleasant. There won't be any temperature fluctuations. Spring is a season with constant weather, which is what a mountaineer looks for while scaling a peak.

                                              Fewer Chances of Rain and Snow

                                              As the weather remains favorable, snowfall and rainfall in the spring have fewer chances. The weather has just bid farewell to frosty winter, and the monsoon is yet to begin, resulting in calm weather without any rain or snow. All season long, you will experience warm, bright sun instead of rain and snow. Being able to see the sun while on an expedition is always a good indication.

                                              Longer Days

                                              The days are the longest in spring, giving you extra time each day to reach your destination. Spring will be ideal for you if you wish to have a little additional time to enjoy the unmatched views of the Manaslu region and take the trekking journey slowly.

                                              Great Visibility with Enchanting Views

                                              Every day in the spring, the sun will shine brightly in the clear sky to illuminate your path. Your trip and ascent will be significantly easier on the sunny days of spring. You'll be aware of where to step. The magnificent Himalayan scenery is yet another benefit of the Manaslu Expedition in Spring. There are no clouds in the sky, the weather is calm, and the sun is out all day. As a result, you will have breathtaking views of landscapes and mountains throughout the day. There will be no better vista than the one from Manaslu Peak.

                                              Wildflower Blooms

                                              Flowers bloom to their fullest in the spring. If you choose spring, your Manaslu expedition will be a vibrant one. You will pass by the forests with vivid wildflower blooms while trekking in the Manaslu Region. Among all, the Rhododendron (the national flower of Nepal) is the most prominent, as it covers the entire forest in red and pink. It will be such a beautiful thing to witness.

                                              Climb Difficulty during Manaslu Expedition in Spring

                                              The spring Manaslu Expedition is rated to be extremely strenuous. Mt. Manaslu is considered one of the most challenging mountains to climb above 8000 meters. The Manaslu expedition's difficulty varies according to physical condition, climbing gear, weather, and prior climbing experience. Altitude sickness is the most frequent issue when climbing these peaks, which is why it is essential to take your time on the way to Base Camp and then constantly ascend and rise to prevent any severe symptoms.

                                              There are several crevasses that you'll have to cross using a ladder and ropes. The climb involves ascending walls of ice inclined at an angle of 50 to 60 degrees and walking over a thick layer of ice, which isn't easy at all. The terrain is also avalanche-prone, which makes the expedition even more challenging. The weather has the most significant impact on the success of the climb. But worry not; if the weather makes it impossible to reach the summit, we have many days set aside.

                                              Qualifications Required for the Manaslu Spring Expedition

                                              The climb is challenging and calls for a lot of physical and mental stamina. It could be dangerous if climbers are worn out or have health conditions associated with altitude. Hence, a successful Manaslu expedition requires high physical and mental fitness, strength, and mountaineering expertise. In order to attempt the Manaslu summit, you should be an experienced mountaineer with extensive knowledge of climbing peaks. You must also have climbed a high-altitude mountain peak of above 7000 meters.

                                              Climbing Permits for Manaslu Expedition in Spring

                                              To climb Mt. Manaslu, each climber requires a climbing permit along with other trekking and entry permits for the Manaslu region. As spring is the best season for peak climbing, the Mountaineering Royalty Fee is the highest in spring. Here're a few permits you'll require to begin the Manaslu Expedition in Spring.

                                              • Nepal Mountaineering Royalty Fee for Manaslu - US$ 1800 in spring
                                              • Restricted Area Trekking Permit - US$ 7 per day in spring
                                              • 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

                                              Climbing mountains in Nepal requires a Sherpa mountain guide. Sherpas are the local inhabitants of the Himalayan region whose main occupation is mountain climbing and assisting climbers to ascend the summit. You'll have a Sherpa mountain guide with you to help you reach the summit. They will train you at the base camp, fix ropes, guide the route, and help you with any troubles. In the mountains, Sherpas are your hero. You need to listen to them and follow their instructions during the ascend. They'll determine the time of every climb after analyzing the weather.

                                              Before and after the summit climbing, you'll have to trek in the Manaslu region for several days. It's mandatory to hire a guide to trek in this region. So, your group will have 1 trekking guide with you, who'll navigate the trail, help you with the accommodation, and interact with the locals.

                                              Since climbing gear is heavy, you'll need a potter to carry your gear to the base camp. The Manaslu Spring Expedition package includes a potter so that you can trek stress-free.

                                              Accommodation and Meals

                                              In Kathmandu, we provide a room in a 3-star hotel with breakfast at the heart of Kathmandu city. Since lunch and dinner aren't included in our package, you're free to eat anything anywhere.

                                              During the trek, you'll be staying at mountain lodges or teahouses. Your dinner and breakfast will be served at the lodge or teahouse you stay the night. During the hike, we'll stop at a teashop on the way for lunch. The menu contains a typical Nepalese meal, Daal Bhat, which is the best for lunch and dinner during the trek as it provides enough energy. Breakfasts usually have Tibetan bread with eggs and curry or bread toast with eggs or cereals. Depending on the altitude, you'll also get other food items like momo, noodles, pasta, pizza, and so on.

                                              At the base camp, you'll have a private tent to sleep in. The camp is equipped with other tents for toilet, kitchen and dining area. There'll be kitchen staff to prepare meals for you. You'll get breakfast, lunch, dinner, and morning tea or coffee.

                                              Equipment for Manaslu Expedition in Spring

                                              Here's the list of must-have equipment for your Mount Manaslu Expedition in Spring:

                                              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 Spring frequently asked questions
                                              • Potential Everest climbers can use it as a training climb to see how their bodies respond to 8,000 meters of altitude. On Manaslu, getting from Camp 1 to Camp 4 is more challenging than on Everest. On Manaslu, the summit night is simpler and shorter. So, we can say that summiting Everest is more challenging than Manaslu.

                                              • Although about 20 days are dedicated to the summit climb once you reach the Base Camp, together with the scenic trek to the Base Camp, climbing Manaslu typically takes 7-8 weeks. The trekking route is essentially untouched and amazing in and of itself.

                                              • It depends on the day and how acclimated you are. Everything feels slower and longer at the start of the journey, but as you grow more accustomed to the mountain, the days fly by. 5 to 10 hours on average make up a climbing day on the mountain; however, up to 20 hours can pass in a summit day.

                                              • On our expeditions, we bring solar panels and battery packs. Our first objective is to recharge the electrical equipment for the excursion, satellite phones, and computers. The power is typically sufficient to recharge your personal electrical devices afterward. Rechargeable digital cameras are NOT advised, as they have a tendency to die when there is no power. Utilize cameras with replaceable batteries; lithium batteries are preferred.

                                              • Yes, the majority of our expedition leaders carry satellite phones, and depending on where you are, you are invited to use them for $3 to $4 each minute.

                                              • You must be covered by insurance in case you experience any personal or medical problems while on the excursion. The insurance needs to cover things like medical emergencies and/or evacuation. Additionally, we strongly advise getting a comprehensive travel insurance plan to cover any potential mishaps with your vacation plans, including aircraft delays or cancellations, baggage loss, damage, or theft. Make sure it also protects your trekking duration.

                                              • You don't need to worry about our crew's equipment because they are always well-equipped and have years of climbing experience up their sleeves. Additionally, every member of our climbing crew is completely covered by life insurance for every expedition.

                                              • Mountain sickness can be treated with Dimox. Every one of our guides travels with a sizable first-aid kit that will contain the majority of the necessary prescription medications. Tell your guide if you feel the effects of altitude, and he will take the appropriate action. You must, however, bring your regular medications.

                                              • All of our clients are advised to consume 4-6 liters of water each day. Keeping yourself hydrated will aid in appropriate acclimatization. It is best to bring filtration bottles or hydration tablets with you.

                                              • Absolutely. Manaslu should only be attempted if you have the necessary training and emergency supplies. Avalanches and falls are the most common causes of death, although the climate and altitude also have an impact.

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