Adventure Peaks Manaslu Expedition team helicopters in and out from Samagaon (3700m), a 30-40 minute flight from Kathmandu allowing you to start and maximise your real acclimatisation from 3700m. We don’t waste time on the very humid, wet and exhausting trek from Arughat at only 600m during the monsoon season with its free leeches!. The helicopter allows you to maximise the summit weather window on the mountain by giving you us up to SEVEN more summit days compared to those who operate low cost 38 day expeditions from Arughat. If you prefer to trek from Arughat this can be arranged but will increase our trip duration by seven days, making it 50.
We climb the classic North East face of Manaslu via four camps utilising the support of a regular team of climbing Sherpa’s who carry all group equipment and oxygen. Adventure Peaks provides a fully supported Manaslu expedition at a very competitive price and we don’t use phrases “you may need to carry your own oxygen up and down the mountain”. The climbing route is fairly direct with the steepest sections through the serac field between Camp 1 and Camp 2, however these sections are not sustained. The other technical difficulties are found on the ice cliffs/seracs we weave through on the approach to Camp 4 and the final snow arête to the summit.
Manaslu summit day as normal in the high mountains starts very early and should take about 6-8hrs. The climbing starts quite easily before steepening where fixed lines need to be utilised. The climb passes the false summit and finishes on an exposed ridge that takes you to the true summit a journey of 150m with a mere fifty metre height gain.
The Manaslu expedition is a professionally-led expedition for experienced mountaineers who want to work as part of a team to tackle the mountain in conjunction with our very experienced British leader and Sherpa team.
Private Sherpa 1:1 price: £1,000 (1:2 ratio included)
Oxygen, Mask & Regulator: from £800
Why Climb with Adventure Peaks
- Helicopter Exit to maximize the number of summit days
- High Level of client Summit on 8000m Peaks
- Highly experienced British Expedition leader (previously guided Everest, Cho Oyu and K2)
- Strong Sherpa support to move group equipment and Oxygen
- High Quality Equipment