“shall always remember the next day for one of the most beautiful experiences I have ever had. As we marched forward, we caught sight, after a while, of the gleaming golden towers of a monastery in the far distance. Above them, shining superbly in the morning sun, were tremendous walls of ice, and we gradually realized that we were looking at the giant trio Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Manaslu. As”-Heinrich Harrer
Manaslu (also known as Kutang) is the eighth highest mountain in the world. It is located forty miles east of Annapurna and dominates the Gurkha massif. 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 afar. This mountain was previously known as Kutan l. 'tang' being the Tibetan word for flat place, thereby describing the mountain's general summit. The name was later changed to Manaslu, which is derived from the Sanskrit word Manasa and can be roughly translated as Mountain of the Spirit.
The first ascent of this peak was in 1956 by T. Imanishi and Gyalzen Norbu (Japanese expedition). The peak was not climbed again until 1971 when a Japanese team made the second ascent. It was not until 1997 that Charlie Mace made the first American ascent. There is a half dozen established routes on the mountain today, the south face being arguably the toughest in climbing history. As of 2003, the peak has seen only 240 successful ascents and 52 fatalities, making it the 4th most dangerous 8000m peak, behind Annapurna, Nanga Parbat.
August 26th Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu, transfer hotel
August 27th Day 02: Kathmandu, free day, Sightseeing hotel (Welcome Dinner)
August 28th Day 03: Bus: Ktm- Arughat
August 29th Day 04: Trek to Soti Khola
August 30th Day 05: Trek to Machha Khola
August 31st Day 06: Trek to Nero (Yaru Khola/ Jagat)
September 1st Day 07: Trek to Philim
September 2nd Day 08: Trek to Umbale
September 3rd Day 09: Trek to Namru
September 4th Day 10: Trek to Sama Gaon
September 5th Day 11: Rest day at Sama Gaon
September 6th Day 12: Trek to Manaslu Base Camp
September 7th Day 13: Samaraun to Namrung 5-6 hrs trek overnight in lodge
September 8th Day 14: Namrung to Dang 5-6 hrs trek overnight in lodge
September 9th Day 15: Dang to Jagat 5-6 hrs trek overnight in lodge
September 10th Day 16: Jagat to Machhakhola 5-6 hrs trek overnight in lodge
September 11th Day 17: Machhakhola to Arughat 6-7 hrs trek overnight in lodge
September 12th Day 18: Arughat to Kathmandu by bus
September 13th Day 19: Final Departure, transfer to Airport
(01) Arrival & Departure: Airport Transfers-Airport/Hotel/Airport
(02) Hotel in Kathmandu: 3 nights in Kathmandu star level Hotel on sharing basis stay bed & breakfast. (during trek stay on sharing basis)
(03) Member transportation: Kathmandu-Arughat-Kathmandu (by Tourist standard vehicle)
(04) Special Permit, National park & TIMS permit.
(05) Lodging & Fooding: Food 3 meals a day in Trekking & Base camp for member & Staffs
(06) Payment of Government taxes
(07) Porter: Porters up to Base camp & Porters return from Base camp (Per 2 trekkers)
(08) Staff Salary and allowance: All Nepali staffs & porter’s daily wages, equipment, food & clothing
(09) Insurance: All Nepali Staffs Medical & Emergency rescue Insurance
(10) Base Tent: Similar to North face or high-quality tents for base camp for member according to member’s requirement. (Sharing Basis)
(11) Base equipment: Base camp foam mattresses, dinning, Kitchen, Toilet, hot shower, Tables & chairs & Cooking gears
(12) A Well very Experienced helpful English-speaking Sherpa Guide.
(13) Heater: Heater for base camp in Dining
(14) Light: 1 Solar panel for battery charge and light at base camp for use.
(15) Dinner: Welcome Dinner in tourist standard restaurant in Kathmandu
(01) Lunch & Dinner: Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu Hotel stay and more than 3 nights in Kathmandu Hotel
(02) Insurance: Travel and high-altitude insurance, accident, medical & emergency evacuation
(03) Personal Expenses: Telephone, Internet, Laundry, any Alcoholic beverages, personal equipment and shopping
(04) Credit facility is not provided. (The amount should be accurate.)
(05) Nepal's Visa: Nepali Visa fee
(06) Rescue Evacuation: Emergency rescue evacuation cost, if needed and all other personal nature
(07) Not more than “what is included” portion.
(Note: The confirmation should be done as soon as possible for the preparation and management, if confirmed please send the passport copy ,passport size photo and certain advance.)
We first met Dorjee Sherpa in 2012 and did a trek with him to Langtang before it was devastated in the earthquake. We quickly fell in love with the himalayas, the Nepalese people, their culture, and Dorjee shepa. The Langtang trek was a beautiful trek and a great introductory to the…
August 24, 2019Matt massey, United States
Just got home from our second trek in the Himalayas with Dorjee sherpa. We treked to tengboche for the mani rimdu festival. The festival was incredible and the mountains are magnificent. Dorjee is a great guide and we really enjoyed staying at his Buddha lodge and meeting his wonderful family.
August 24, 2019Matt massey, United States
My family and friends from Maui completed a 10 day trek through Sagarmatha National Park to Tengboche to view the Mani Rimdu Festival in November . Our Guide Dorjee Sherpa and his associates arranged a fantastic trip for us. We stayed at his Buddha Lodge in Phakding and were treated very…
August 24, 2019Kevin Horan, Nepal
I spent very memorable days in the Everest region in Nepal. I used to dream to see this highest peak of the world and now I arrested it in my camera. My guide arranged everything and helped me a lot. He did not let me feel tired and boring.
August 24, 2019Austin, Netherlands Antilles