Your arrival in Kathmandu marks the start of our expedition. We will receive you at Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer you to your hotel. Then you have free time to refresh. We meet up again in the evening for a welcome dinner and an introduction with the remaining expedition members.
An expedition de-briefing is mandatory for issuance of the climbing permit. So our group leader attends the briefing at the Department of Tourism, whereas the rest of the members can explore around the city or do some last-minute preparation.
Leaving Besisahar we ride jeep on the off-road that goes to Dharapani.
Dharapani is situated at a junction of the trail that goes to Manang to the west, and Manaslu on the North. We trek Northwards to Goa.
From Goa, we trek to Bimthang, which takes around 5 to 6 hours.
Bimthang is the last village before the Larkya Pass. We spend a day to rest and hike around to acclimatize.
We start very early morning for a long day – a steep climb up to the Larkya Pass (5160m) and then walk over the glacier and moraine trail up to Dharamsala. Then continue further to Samdo village.
Samdo and Sama Gaun are the last two village settlements in the Upper Manaslu region. From Samdo Sama Gaun is just around three hours’ walk. We stay at Sama Gaun for rest and acclimatize before moving to Manaslu Base Camp.
The trek from Sama Gaun to Base Camp takes around 5 hours.
During these first few days at Manaslu Base Camp, we make preparations for higher camps and have puja ceremonies, which a customary for most mountaineering expeditions in Nepal.
Climb up to Camp 1 and sleep overnight. Next day climb little above Camp1 and descend back to base camp.
As higher camps are set up, the second climbing rotation begins. We climb gradually to Camp1, Camp2, and touch Camp3 and descend back to base camp.
After completion of the second rotation rest at BC and prepare for the summit attempt. Sherpa team establishes camp 4 and rope fixing team completes route to the summit.
Depending on the weather window we launch the summit attempt from base camp.
At Manaslu Base Camp for packing up and prepare to leave.
Trek back to Sama Gaun
Short trek up to road access point in Sotikhola and drive all the way to Kathmandu.