Mt Manaslu Expedition (8,163m)Some of the other operators have as many as twenty climbers on one expedition and we feel a smaller team makes for a more intimate and satisfying experience for a climber on Manaslu. The single leader and expedition manager offers similar expertise as a fully guided climb with a 4:1 climber to guide ratio but allows climbers more flexibility traveling in smaller groups lower on the mountain.
Leadership: Himalayan veteran guide Pemba Sherpa who has multiple summits on Manaslu will once again lead the 2017 expedition and this will be his sixth Manaslu expedition. In addition to an experienced leader the team’s head climbing Sherpa Sirdar will be AC Sherpa who was the Sherpa responsible and leadership. AC has vast experience being a Sirdar on Manaslu and will be directing our climbing Sherpas who have all summited Manaslu before, some multiple times and their knowledge of the mountain is unrivaled.
Base Camp: Our base camp is as luxurious, if not more so than some of the other more expensive operators and the food prepared by our highly experienced cooks is considered some of the best available in the Himalayas. Each climber is provided with a personal Mountain Hardwear 3-person tent at base camp, which is insulated with a foam floor covering and complimented with an extra thick foam mattress. For group occasions we provide a Mountain Hardwear dome both for dining and another as our recreation dome. The dining dome has large padded chairs and is spacious, carpeted, heated and lit by solar electricity. Our recreation dome has the same facilities as our dining dome but with the addition of computers and satellite internet modems, satellite phones, a wet bar and library with comfortable seating.
Day 1: Arrival Kathmandu, transfer hotel
Day 2: Kathmandu, free day, hotel
Day 3: Kathmandu – Official formalities, hotel
Day 4: Bus: Ktm- Arughat
Day 5: Trek to Soti Khola
Day 6: Trek to Machha Khola
Day 7: Trek to Nero (Yaru Khola/ Jagat)
Day 8: Trek to Philim
Day 9: Trek to Umbale
Day 10: Trek to Namru
Day 11: Trek to Sama Gaon
Day 12: Trek to Manaslu Base Camp
Day 13: Manaslu Base Camp – pooja ceremony – Preparation
Day 14-35: Climbing period of Manaslu
Day 35: Windrow Manaslu Base camp
Day 36: Base Camp to Samagon
Day 37: Trek to Larkey Pass
Day 38: Trek to Bimdakhati
Day 39: Trek to Tilje
Day 40: Trek to Tal
Day 41: Trek to Syanje
Day 42: Drive to Kathmandu, transfer to hotel
Day 43: Kathmandu free day, hotel
Day 44: Final Departure, transfer to Airport
Day 45: Arrival in Home Country …
Insurance: It is a condition of joining any of our trips that be protected against comprehensive expenses potential to incur due to medical issues or accidents (to include air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs). Please be noted that you can buy insurance through Travelex Insurance with Travel Select plan is highly recommended. When you ready to purchase Insurance please use our reference number 47-0110 and tell your traveling or climbing with Himalayan Sherpa Trek & Expedition LLC, “dba” International Sherpa Guides (ISG).