Manaslu is the world’s eighth highest peak at 8,163m above sea level. It is located about 40 miles east of Annapurna I. The name Manaslu is derived from the Sanskrit word Manasa and can be roughly translated as Mountain of the Spirit. Climbing Mt. Manaslu is by far difficult and challenging. The expedition trail to Manaslu Base Camp is scenically and culturally most spectacular, passing through villages, valleys, rivers and meadows.
Manaslu offers several routes to climbers just because of having topographically favorable long ridges and glaciated valleys along the route. There needs to be set up four camps in the approach of the Manaslu peak. There are a few stretches of steep climbing and crevasses from Camp I to Camp II, slippery snow climbing starts from Camp II to Camp III and avalanches are threat between Camp III to Camp IV before the summit. Well preparation and prior climbing experience is required to make the summit successful.
The first survey of the peak was made by a Japanese expedition in 1952 and the first summit was made by Japanese team in 1956. Manaslu has always been known as a ‘Japanese mountain’ since the Japanese mountaineers attempted to the top.
Pioneer Adventure arranges all necessary infrastructures for Manaslu expedition. We provide all necessary expedition permit and documents, organize all hotel and tents accommodations for the trip, camp facilities, transportation, luggage and fix ropes, food, high altitude food, high quality tents, required porters, professional Climbing Sherpas, oxygen, satellite telephone, walkie-talkie set, counseling and all necessary assistance.
- International and domestic airport transfers
- 4 Nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu
- A welcome dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant in Kathmandu
- One-way helicopter service from Sama Gang to Kathmandu
- All necessary transportation cost for our overall expedition crew for the entire expedition
- Expedition Royalty and Climbing Permit Charge by Nepal Government to climb Mount Manaslu
- Summit route fixing charge
- Garbage disposal fee
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner with hot drinks, tea/coffee
- Government Liaison Officer
- Experienced and well-trained base camp cook and kitchen helpers
- Porters up to Base Camp and return from base camp
- Wages, equipment, food, accommodation and insurance for all staffs
- Maximum 60kg per member
- Each expedition member will have an individual tent available at the base camp
- Dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, hot shower tent, communication tent, mattress, pillow, table, chair and other necessary equipment
- Generator and solar panel for light and charging any electronic devices
- We will provide heater at the base camp for member and staff
- Walkie-talkie per member and climbing staff as required
- Internet service and satellite phone available during your expedition (chargeable as per use)
- First aid medical kits for the group and the staff
- Availability of the daily weather forecast during the entire expedition
- EPI gas and gas burner, dynamic climbing rope, ice screws, snow shovel, snow bars, carabineer etc.
- Oxygen: 3 bottles Oxygen for member and 2 bottles for each climbing Sherpa
- Top Out or Summit mask regulator for each member and climbing Sherpa
- In case of emergencies, sufficient oxygen and mask regulator available at our Base Camp (chargeable as per use)
- One professional climbing Sherpa per member
- Helicopter rescue insurance for high altitude climbing guide, cook, and staff
- Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant in Kathmandu
- International flight Airfare
- Nepali entry Visa fee US$ 50 per person for 30 days (to be applied for 90 days (US$125))
- Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
- Travel and high altitude insurance, accident, medical and emergency evacuation
- Personal climbing gears, alcoholic beverages, and laundry during the trekking and expedition
- Summit bonus for personal Climbing Sherpa US $.
- Tips for Base Camp cook and kitchen helpers
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