It is located about forty miles east of Annapurna, the tenth highest mountain. Climbing Manaslu 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 a expedition shorter. The name Manaslu is derived from the Sanskrit word Manasa and can be roughly translated as Mountain of the Spirit. An all-female Japanese expedition successfully ascended to the summit, thereby becoming the first women to climb an 8,000-meter peak.
The mountain’s long ridges and valley glaciers offer feasible approaches from all directions, and it culminates in a peak that towers steeply above its surrounding landscape, and is a dominant feature when seen from a far. Normally, four camps will be set up in the approach of the mountain. There will be a few stretches of steep climbing and crevasses from Camp I to Camp II. Slippery snow climbing is required from Camp II to Camp III. Avalanches are a threat from Camp III to Camp IV. The first survey of the peak was made by a Japanese expedition in 1952 and the first climb was made by Japanese team on the peak in 1953.
Arrival at Kathmandu International Airport and meeting with representatives of the Nepalese side. The minibus will take the group to one of the hotels in Thamel.
Early morning departure on a jeep from Kathmandu to Arugat Bazaar. Then go to Sotikhola (730m). The whole way from the start from the hotel to the finish in the guesthouse will take 9 hours.
Transition with insignificant climb from Sotikhola (730m) to Machakholu (930m), On the sides of the road there are landscapes of the countryside.
Trek from Machha Khola to Jagat.
Trek from Jagat to Deng.
On the segment from Deng to Namrung (2,540 m) nature of the nature is dramatically transformed, coniferous trees are increasingly encountered, at night it will be noticeably colder.
Trek from Namrung (2,540m) to Samaghona (3,500m). There is a large Buddhist monastery in Samagaon.
Radial access to Base Camp Manaslu (4,400m), acclimatization
The passage from Samaghona (3,500m) to Samdo (3,875m). The village is on the very border with Tibet, through it in the old years there were caravans trading with Tibet and India.
Transition from Samdo (3,875m) to Dharamsala (4,460m), the highest night on the route.
Dharamsala (4,460m-Larkya La Pass (4,930m)-Bimtang (3,990m). The longest trip on the route can take up to 10 hours.
Bimthang-Darapani, with every step of breathing ever easier, all the most difficult is over.
Darapani-Jagat-Kathmandu. Day moving.
Departure from Kathmandu.
Climbers wishing to join this expedition must already be experienced with rock and ice climbing and have successfully completed previous climbs at high altitude, over 4500m (15,000ft).
This expedition requires excellent levels of fitness to endure the extreme conditions of summiting big peaks. To prepare for this, climbers should undergo a regular and strenuous exercise regime for at least 6 months to build their strength, stamina and endurance.