Manaslu Expedition: Itinerary

Day: 1

Arrival in Kathmandu

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.

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    Destination: Kathmandu
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    Accommodation: Hotel
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    Meals: Dinner
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    Altitude: 1300m

Day: 2

In Kathmandu for expedition de-briefing

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.

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    Destination: Kathmandu
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    Accommodation: Hotel
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    Meals: Breakfast
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    Altitude: 1300m
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    Time: 2 days

Day: 3

Drive to Besisahar

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    Destination: Besisahar
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    Accommodation: Hotel
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    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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    Altitude: 760m
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    Time: 5 hours

Day: 4

Drive to Dharapani

Leaving Besisahar we ride jeep on the off-road that goes to Dharapani.

 

 

 

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    Destination: Dharapani
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    Accommodation: Lodge
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    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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    Altitude: 1963m
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    Time: 4 hours

Day: 5

Trek to Goa

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.

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    Destination: Goa
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    Accommodation: Lodge
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    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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    Altitude: 2515m
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    Time: 5 hours

Day: 6-7

At Bimthang

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.

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    Destination: Bimthang
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    Accommodation: Lodge
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    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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    Altitude: 3590m
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    Time: 2 nights

Day: 8

Cross Larkey Pass (5160m) and arrive in Samdo

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.

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    Destination: Samdo
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    Accommodation: Lodge
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    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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    Altitude: 3875m
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    Time: 10 hours

Day: 9-10

Trek to Sama Gaun

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.

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    Destination: Sama Gaun
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    Accommodation: Lodge
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    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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    Altitude: 3520m
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    Time: 2 days

Day: 11-15

At 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.

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    Destination: Manaslu Base Camp
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    Accommodation: Camp
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    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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    Altitude: 4800m
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    Time: 5 days

Day: 16-20

First Climbing Rotation

Climb up to Camp 1 and sleep overnight. Next day climb little above Camp1 and descend back to base camp.

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    Destination: Camp 1
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    Accommodation: Camp
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    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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    Altitude: 5800m
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    Time: 5 days

Day: 21-24

Second climbing rotation

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.

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    Destination: Camp 3
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    Accommodation: Camp
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    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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    Altitude: 6800m
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    Time: 4 days

Day: 25-27

At 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.

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    Destination: Camp 4
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    Accommodation: Camp
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    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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    Altitude: 7400m
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    Time: 3 days

Day: 28-35

Summit Attempt

Depending on the weather window we launch the summit attempt from base camp.

  • Summit Attempt Day 1:Climb to Camp 1
  • Summit Attempt Day 2: Climb to Camp2
  • Summit Attempt Day 3: Climb to Camp 3
  • Summit Attempt Day 4: Climb to Camp 4
  • Summit Attempt Day 5: Summit and descend to Camp 2
  • Summit Attempt Day 6: Descend to Base Camp

 

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    Destination: Summit
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    Accommodation: Camp
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    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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    Altitude: 8163m
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    Time: 8 days

Day: 36

Manalsu Base Camp

At Manaslu Base Camp for packing up and prepare to leave.

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    Destination: Manaslu Base Camp
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    Accommodation: Camp
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    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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    Altitude: 4800m
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    Time: 1 day

Day: 37

Samagaon

Trek back to Sama Gaun

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    Destination: Sama Gaun
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    Accommodation: Lodge
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    Meals: Breakfast, brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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    Altitude: 3530m
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    Time: 4 hours

Day: 38

Trek to Namrung

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    Destination: Namrung
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    Accommodation: Lodge
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    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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    Altitude: 2660m
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    Time: 5

Day: 39

Trek to Deng

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    Destination: Deng
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    Accommodation: Lodge
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    Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
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    Altitude: 1800m
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    Time: 4-5 hours

Day: 40

Trek to Jagat

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    Destination: Jagat
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    Accommodation: Lodge
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    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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    Altitude: 1410m
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    Time: 5-6 hours

Day: 41

Trek to Machakhola

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    Destination: Machhakhola
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    Accommodation: Lodge
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    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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    Altitude: 930m
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    Time: 5-6 hours

Day: 42

Trek to Sotikhola and drive to Kathmandu

Short trek up to road access point in Sotikhola and drive all the way to Kathmandu.

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    Destination: Kathmandu
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    Accommodation: Lodge
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    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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    Altitude: 1300m
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    Time: 10-11 hours

Day: 43

Free day in Kathmandu

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    Destination: Kathmandu
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    Accommodation: Hotel
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    Meals: Breakfast
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    Altitude: 1300m

Day: 44

Transfer to Airport for homebound departure

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    Destination: Departure
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    Meals: Breakfast
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    Altitude: 1300m

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