Manaslu

Altitude 8163m, Grade 4D

A fully supported expedition to Manaslu, the eighth highest mountain in the world.

Manaslu is a good first 8000m peak to climb.

Description

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.

Summit Day

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.

Additional costs

Private Sherpa 1:1 price: £3,000 (1:2 ratio included)
Oxygen, Mask & Regulator: from £1,300

Why Climb with Adventure Peaks

  • Helicopter Approach & 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
  • International flights from London (Flight inclusive package)
  • A British expedition team leader
  • Climbing Sherpas on a 1:2 ratio
  • Helicopter to and from Base Camp
  • Permits, charges, importation taxes and levies payable to the Local Authorities in connection with the expedition.
  • Food, fuel and cooking equipment whilst on the mountain.
  • Hotel and other accommodation on a Bed & Breakfast basis.
  • All tents and other communal equipment necessary for the climb.
  • Medical safety equipment and supplies.
  • Communication equipment (each member on a Grade 3B or above are normally provided with a radio whilst on the mountain and the team is often supported with a Satellite Telephone and e-mail facilities on extended expeditions at Base Camp).
  • 90 – 120 litre kit bag for expedition members for UK based clients. A logoed top will be substituted for all clients residing outside of the UK and for returning clients
  • 15% off the RRP on clothing and equipment purchases from Adventure Peaks shop
  • Oxygen.
  • Personal climbing clothes and equipment.
  • Personal insurance, visas, departure tax and inoculations.
  • Drinks and hotel or guest house meals, unless specified.
  • Personal medical supplies and personal use of communication equipment.
  • Excess baggage.
  • Tips for porters and local guides & sherpa summit bonus
  • Costs associated with an expedition finishing early.
  • Costs associated with you leaving an expedition early.
  • Costs associated with extending a trip due to bad weather or other circumstances.
Day 1 International flights.
Day 2 Arrive Kathmandu, transfer to hotel, close to the famous, bustling Thamel district of Kathmandu. (H,B).
Day 3 Expedition briefing in the Ministry of Tourism and free time to enjoying the ‘bombardment of the senses’ that is Kathmandu. (H,B).
Day 4 Helicopter to Samagaon
Day 5 Samagaon Village
Day 6 Samagaon Village
Day 7 Samagon to Mansalu Base Camp
Day 8 – 40 Climbing Period for Manaslu 8163m.
Day 40 Base camp – Samagaon village
Day 41 Samagaon Village to Kathmandu flight by MI 17 Helicopter

It is vitally important that you have adequate travel insurance for your trip with Adventure Peaks. We recognise the complexity and variety of choice in the insurance market and know that many of you either have your own preferred insurer or have annual multi trip cover in place already. If this is the case, please ensure that your insurer is aware of your Adventure Peaks itinerary and can agree to cover the activities being undertaken.

Adventure Peaks do not provide any advice on travel insurance, although it is a requirement of our booking conditions that you have travel insurance which covers the activities which you are likely to be undertaking on your holiday. Cover must include emergency medical, helicopter evacuation, repatriation and rescue expenses.

It is strongly recommended that suitable cancellation insurance is purchased at the time of booking as all deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable.

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Oxygen £1,300

Deposits

The Initial Deposits for this booking will be :£2000 per Person


Land Only Availability Days Price Book
25th Aug 2019 - 5th Oct 2019
42
30th Aug 2020 - 10th Oct 2020
42
With UK Flight dates Availability Days Price Book
24th Aug 2019 - 5th Oct 2019
43
29th Aug 2020 - 10th Oct 2020
43

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