Manaslu lies in the Nepal Himalaya, Kali Gandaki valley. This mountain was previously known as Kutan l. 'tang' being the Tibetan word for flat places thereby describing the mountain's general summit. It was then renamed Manaslu which comes from the Sanskrit word "Manasa" meaning "intellect" or "soul". T.Imanishi & G. Norbu first climbed it in 1956. Many consider the three peaks of Manaslu as Japanese peaks as they were the first to reach its summit in 1956. There exist half a dozen different routes on Manaslu today. The south face of this "mountain of intellect" is arguably the toughest in climbing history. Our caravan route takes off at Sama Gaon, where incidentally Makalu is called Kambung- after a local god. It was here in this selfsame village back in 1954 that the second Japanese expedition met with bitter resistance from the locals. They blamed the presence of the heathen foreigners for the avalanches and pestilence on the valley. They felt that Japanese had insulted the gods dwelling in the mountains thereby angering them into creating such adverse conditions.

Itinerary

Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
Day 02 Document apply for Manaslu Expedition
Day 03 Preparation for expedition in Kathmandu
Day 04 Drive from Kathmandu to Gorkha
Day 05 Trek Gorkha to Aurghat
Day 06 Trek Aurghat to Soti Khola
Day 07 Trek Soti Khola to Machha Khola
Day 08 Trek Machha Khola to Jagat
Day 09 Trek Jagat to Nyak
Day 10 Trek Nyak to Namru
Day 11 Trek Namru to Sama Gaon
Day 12 Rest day at Sama Gaon for acclimatization
Day 13 Trek Sama Gaon to Base Camp
Day 14 Trek Base camp to Manaslu High Camp
Day 15-35 Climbing Period of Manaslu Expedition (8,163m)
Day 36 Trek Manaslu Base Camp to Sama Gaon
Day 37 Trek Sama Gaon to Namru
Day 38 Trek Namru to Nyak
Day 39 Trek Nyak to Jagat
Day 40 Trek Jagat to Machhi Khola
Day 41 Trek Machhi Khola to Soti Khola
Day 42 Trek Soti Khola to Arughat Bazaar
Day 43 Drive from Arughat to Kathmandu
Day 44 Rest Day at Kathmandu
Day 45 Departure to your destination