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 Mt. Manaslu is located in a remote and isolated area and the first photographs were obtained only in 1950 by British expedition. It was surveyed for climbing by Japanese expedition in 1952 and after few attempts between 1953 and 1956 Manaslu was finally climbed by Japanese in 1956. This Japanese team was all of female team introduced a first women successor of climbing over 8000m peak. Mt. Manaslu Expedition requires more time than other 8000m Peaks in Nepal due to long approach to reach to the base of the mountain. However, we can use a helicopter to make an expedition shorter. This Manaslu Expedition is one of the most dangerous mountain climbing activities and hence we suggest to choose this trip only by the experienced climbers.Mt. Manaslu Expedition Base Camp Services:

In the Base Camp,

Snowy Horizon Treks & Expedition provides very professional, supportive and friendly mountaineering logistic services from Kathmandu to the ABC as well as during the climb. Our objective is to ensure a good quality, supportive, safe, friendly, stress free and comprehensive service to maximize summit opportunity.
We provide a comprehensive service organizing all necessary permits, and climbing documentation, travelling logistics including airfares, ground transportation, porters, and other individual services required by mountaineers. On the track to the ABC we organize all required accommodation and food.
Our cook and helpers will prepare and serve three delicious freshly cooked and plentiful meals a day and will ensure that hot and cold drinks are available 24hrs a day.
We provide spacious expedition quality personal tents for all our clients both with full board or base-camp service only.
We also provide dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet facilities and portable shower facilities and tent accommodation for our staff.
We provide access to communication including satellite telephone and internet access, and solar panels to charge your batteries.

The trek into the base camp of Manaslu is absolutely breathtaking and takes you back in time when all Himalayan mountains were approached on foot. The trek starts at low elevation of 950m in Arughat and rises gradually over next 10 trekking days. It is a perfect way to acclimatize before base camp is reached and to take on climbing relatively quickly. From the village of Arughat situated in the low country the trek climbs through narrow gorges, rhododendron forest and local pastures to emerge into the higher alpine country with Tibetan influences.
The Advanced Base Camp (ABC) (4800m) is located at the lateral moraine of the Manaslu Glacier and it can be reached within 10 days trek or there is also option of flying in to ABC by MI-17 helicopter from Kathmandu.
Climbing Routes:

Manaslu has many interesting routes leading to the common summit and many of them were climbed and explored. The standard commercial route is along the original route of the 1956 Japanese expedition up the Northeast face.
The climb is straightforward and only slightly more technical then Cho Oyu or Shishapangma, however with low Base Camp it is a long climb and with relatively high objective avalanche risk.
Traditionally there are 3 camps above base camp C1 (5,500m), C2 (6,300m) and C3 (7,300 m). Some expeditions establish an intermediate camp between C2 and C3 at 6,700m. The terrain encountered on the ascents varies from glacier crossings to steep snow steps and requires a good understanding of basic alpine climbing techniques. Manaslu has been climbed Alpine style but traditionally all commercial operators practice expedition style to improve the chances of summit success for the clients.

Trip Overview

Primary Activity:
Duratoin: 54 Days Trip Code: ECTT02
Trip Grade Strenuous Max-Altitude: 8,163m (26,763ft)
Meals: Accomodation:
Group size: 2-15 pax Transportation:
Arrival on: kathmandu Departure from: kathmandu
Departers Dates 2021 / 2022
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Trip Notes/
Guideline on Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrival and Hotel Transfer in Kathmandu.
  • Day 2: At leisure in Kathmandu and briefing and Preparing.
  • Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat (606m).
  • Day 4: Trek from Arughat to Soti Khola (712m).
  • Day 5: Trek from Sati Khola to Machha Khola (883m).
  • Day 6: Trek from Machha Khola to Jagat (1,415m).
  • Day 7: Trek from Jagat to Philim (1,606m).
  • Day 8: Trek from Philim to Ghap (3.200m).
  • Day 9: Trek from Ghap to Namrung (2,670m).
  • Day 10: Trek from Namrung to Shya (3,530m).
  • Day 11: Trek from Shya to Sama Gaon (3,541m).
  • Day 12: Acclimatization day at Samagaon (3,541m).
  • Day 13: Trek from Sama Gaon to Samdo (3,872m).
  • Day 14: Acclimatization and walk up and down to ABC (4,750m).
  • Day 15: Final move to ABC for Camping (4,750m).
  • Day 16-40:
  • Day 41: Return trek to Samagoan from ABC after clean up the Camp.
  • Day 42: Trek from Sama village to Namrung (2670m), which takes about five hours, over night in the camp.
  • Day 43: Trek from Namrung to Philim village (1606m) which takes about four hours, over night in the camp.
  • Day 44: Trek from Philim Village to Macha khola (1330m), which takes about six hours, overnight in the camp.
  • Day 45: Trek from Machakhola, to Soti Khola (1165m), which Takes about five hours, overnight in the camp.
  • Day 46: Trek from Soti Khola to Arughat (950m), which takes four and half hours, overnight in the camp.
  • Day 47: Drive from Arughat to Kathmandu (1350m), which takes about seven hours, transfer to the Hotel.
  • Day 48: Final departure, or alternative Join other activities.
  • Or: Day 42: Helicopter to Kathmandu
  • Day 43: Transfer for Final Departure

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