It was Jimmy Roberts who discovered Mt. Manaslu as an interesting mountain to climb in 1950. However, the Japanese expedition in 1952 was the first expedition who tried to climb Mt. Manaslu (8163 m). Being eighth highest mountain in the world, it is one of the best mountains to climb for real mountaineers. It lies in Mansiri Himalayan range in mid western region of Nepal.
Different Japanese teams tried to climb Manaslu every year since 1952 till 1956 when the first summit was achieved. Even afterwards, the Japanese dominated this mountain and several Japanese expedition teams continued and climbed Mt. Manaslu until 1971. The Koreans were next who went to climb Manaslu in 1971 and 72. Gradually, it started to become popular among the other mountaineers who were interested to climb 8000m peaks.
The key features of our Manaslu Expedition
1. Qualified and experienced staffs: Those staffs that we engage for our Makalu Expedition is well trained and experienced in their respective jobs. They all are very experienced, hospitable and knows how to keep the climbers healthy and happy.
2. Acclimatization trip: Our itinerary on the approach to Base Camp is easy. Trekking into this region was restricted until 1991 for general trekkers but the expedition teams could do it. This is a very beautiful trek where you can walk along the Budi Gandaki river which will lead you trek to a valley of Tibetan culture. You will be acclimatized along the way enjoying culture, hospitality and amazing sceneries. Acclimatization always plays a vital role in making an expedition successful in the Himalayas.
3. Selected climbers: We only take selected number of climbers for our Expedition in Manaslu or any other big mountains. There are some basic criteria on how you can join our Manaslu Expedition: a. You must be experienced in high altitude climbing and have climbed at least two 6000 m peaks b. You must be physically and psychologically fit for climbing 8000 m peak c. You must be ready for being in the mountain for two months.
Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02 Kathmandu – Prerations for Expedition
Day 03 Kathmandu – Permit process / Briefing at the Ministry
Day 04 Fly to Tumlingtar and Drive to Num
Day 05 Trek to Sedhuwa
Day 06 Trek to Tashigaon
Day 07 Trek to Khongmala
Day 08 Trek to Dobato
Day 09 Trek to Yak Kharka
Day 10 Trek to Makalu Base Camp
Day 11 to 45 Climbing Period
Day 46 Clean Base Camp
Day 47 Trek to Mumbuk
Day 48 Trek to Khongmala
Day 49 Trek to Sedhuwa
Day 50 Trek to Num and Drive to Khadabari/Chichila
Day 51 Drive to Tumlingtar & Fly Back To kathamandu