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Manaslu Expedition is a complete climbing adventure of an 8000-meter peak in the fabulous Himalaya. It is the 8th highest mountain and is located in the restricted trekking region of Manaslu in mid-west Nepal. It unfolds the diverse landscape and challenging climbing experience.
Manaslu Peak (8163 m) towers steeply above its surrounding peaks and is the most spectacular, dominant mountain when viewed from afar. The Manaslu expedition is much more technical and challenging than Cho Oyu and Sishapangma. Thus, each climber has to have excellent physical and mental preparation. Furthermore, a high level of climbing proficiency and altitude adeptness at a higher elevation.
We provide complete service to maximize the success of achieving the summit of Manaslu. We follow the Burigandaki valley trail up to Samagoan. Our first acclimatization day is scheduled at 4600 metres before we head up to Manaslu Base Camp at 4750 m. On the Manaslu Glacier, we carefully follow the bamboo marker wands. Here we use fixed ropes to cross the serious crevasses and dangerous sections.
We make our Manaslu Expedition Camp 1 at 5700 metres at the bottom of the North Peak right above the glacier on a protected area. Expedition Camp 2 is located at the safe section of the climb on a relatively flat area at 6400 metres. Although at this campsite there can be a lot of snow accumulation.
The climb from Camp 2 to Camp 3 is one of the shortest days and only takes around 3 hours. We make our Camp 3 at the elevation of 6800 meters just below the col to avoid the very strong winds. Thus, to ensure that all our tents are anchored properly. The route continues up the remaining glacier climbing steep sections of snow and ice with safety towards last Camp 4 at 7400 meters.
Finally, we have to traverse past sadly exposed remnants of former expeditions to reach the Summit Camp. No doubt a tiring day involving a 6 to 8 hours climb. The efforts are well worth it to stand on the summit of Mount Manaslu and accomplish the climbing goals of an 8000m peak in Nepal.
The Manaslu expedition is a full-scale ascent of an 8000-meter peak in the Himalayan range. It is Nepal’s eighth highest mountain, and it is located in the Manaslu restricted trekking region in the west of the country.
It depicts the varied landscape as well as the challenging climbing experience. When viewed from afar, Manaslu Peak (8163 m) towers steeply above its surrounding peaks and is the most spectacular and dominant mountain. The Manaslu expedition is far more technical and difficult than the Cho Oyu or Shishapangma expeditions.
As a result, each climber must be well-prepared both physically and mentally. Furthermore, at a higher elevation, a high level of climbing proficiency and altitude acclimatisation. We offer a full range of services to help you reach the summit of Manaslu.
Up to Samagaon, we follow the Buri Gandaki valley trail. Before heading up to Manaslu Base Camp at 4750 metres, we’ll spend our first acclimatisation day at 4600 metres. We carefully follow the bamboo marker wands on the Manaslu Glacier.
To cross the serious crevasses and dangerous sections, we use fixed ropes. Our Manaslu Expedition Camp 1 is located at 5700 metres in a protected area at the base of the North Peak, directly above the glacier.
At 6400 metres, Expedition Camp 2 is located at the safest part of the climb, on a relatively flat area. Although there is a chance of a lot of snow accumulation at this campsite. The journey from Camp 2 to Camp 3 is one of the quickest, taking only about 3 hours.
To avoid the very strong winds, we set up Camp 3 at an elevation of 6800 metres, just below the col. As a result, we must ensure that all of our tents are properly anchored. The route continues up the remaining glacier, safely ascending steep sections of snow and ice to Camp 4 at 7400 metres.
Finally, in order to reach the Summit Camp, we must pass through sadly exposed remnants of previous expeditions. Without a doubt, a long day with a climb lasting 6 to 8 hours. On the Manaslu climbing expedition, the summit day begins late in the evening.
Before reaching the first of the summit tables, the route immediately ascends a moderate slope from the summit camp. Before reaching the final pyramid slope, the route climbs three levels. A short steep slope below the immediate summit must be climbed from here until we reach the pre-summit.
The ultimate summit is reached via a 70-meter exposed technical traverse. Fixed ropes are required in this section. The climb from Camp 4 to the fantastic summit takes 6 to 9 hours, with the descent taking 3 to 5 hours. We returned to Base Camp the next day to complete our successful climb of the magnificent Manaslu.
If you aren’t quite ready for the Mount Manaslu Expedition yet, our expert team can help you with preparation climbs that can train you for the challenge presented by the Mount Manaslu Expedition. Get in touch with our friendly staff and plan your adventure in the Himalayas. Visit our Instagram page for latest trip updates.
Packing for Your Next Adventure: Everything You Need to Know for Manaslu Expedition
The key to having a good time in the mountains is to be organized and plan ahead. In addition to all of your training, ensuring that you have the appropriate equipment is an important aspect of preparing for your trip. Choosing the proper equipment will give you an extra comfort and safety boost, so you can be at your best while still enjoying yourself. It’s essential to have the right gear with you to get the most out of your trip. To help you better prepare for the mountain you will be climbing, we have provided a complete packing guide.
Complete Packing List
|HEADWEAR & EYEWEAR||UPPER BODY|
|Sun Cap||Thermal Wear (2-3)|
|Balaclava||Mid Weight Trek Top (2-3)|
|Fleece Cap||Heavy Weight Trek Top (2)|
|Head Buff||Fleece Jacket (1)|
|Neck Gaiter||Gore-Tex Jacket (1)|
|Sun Glasses (UV Protection)||Down Jacket (1)|
|Glacier Glasses (UV Protection)||Trekking T-Shirt (2-3)|
|Headlamp (4 pairs Rechargeable Batteries)||Full Sleeve T-Shirt (2)|
|LOWER BODY||PERSONAL EQUIPMENT|
|Thermal Wear (2-3)||Down Sleeping Bag (-20°C for Base Camp)|
|Mid Weight Trek Pants (2-3)||Down Sleeping Bag (-20°C to -40°C for Summit Camp)|
|Heavy Weight Trek Pants (2)||Down Suit (Northface/ Mountain Hardwear/ Kailas/ Millet)|
|Gore-Tex Pants (1)||Thermarest Mattress Cell Foam|
|Down Pants (1)||Thermarest Mattress Inflatable|
|Wind Proof Pants (1)||Trekking Pole|
|TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT||HANDS AND FEET|
|Helmet||Fleece Gloves (Thin 2 Pairs)|
|Crampons||Wind Stopper Gloves|
|Ice Axe||Heavy Gloves (Mitten)|
|ATC Device (Descender)||Summit Boot (Lasportiva/ Millet/ Kailas)|
|Jumar (Ascender)||Trekking Shoes (1 Pair)|
|Lock Carabiner (2 pcs)||Trekking Socks (6 Pairs)|
|Plain Carabiner (2 pcs)||Summit Socks (2 Pairs)|
|Tape Sling (2 pcs)||Camp Booties (Down Booties)|
|Prusik Loops (1 pcs)||Base Camp Flipflop|
|Rucksack (45 – 55 Ltr)||Valid Passport|
|Day Pack (30 – 40 Ltr)||PP Size Photo (4 Copies)|
|Duffle Bag (2 pcs 90 – 120 Ltr)||Insurance Paper|
|Water Proof Stuff Sack||Contact Address|
|MEDICAL||EATING & DRINKING|
|Brufen / Combiflam||Energy Bar / Snacks|
|Paracetamol||Water Bottle (1 Ltr – 2 pcs)|
|Crepe Bandage||Spoon / Fork|
|Iodine Tincture||Bowl / Lunch box|
|Lip Balm||Hand Disinfectant|
|Quick Dry Towel||Tooth Brush|
|Poncho / Umbrella||Garbage Bag|
Our training goal is to get you physically and mentally prepared to face the climb with more confidence. The climbing goal will be to perform consistently throughout the adventure. Fitness for mountaineering requires a high overall level of physical conditioning. Both cardiovascular and motor fitness are needed to climb at varying levels of intensity and to navigate challenging terrain, often while carrying a loaded pack and at high altitudes.
Training goals are critically important and allow you to perform better at higher altitudes and enjoy the entire adventure. We suggest that you examine the physical requirements of the climb you are approaching and work on your fitness in different levels. Click here to Learn more about Trip Grades and choose what’s best for you!
Establish a timeline for your training program and focus on specific conditioning for better results. Along with your workouts try and add hikes and climbs in the outdoors whenever possible to get more comfortable with different terrains. Sound fitness gained through a well-guided program is the only best way to ensure a safe and successful adventure.
Mountaineering Fitness and Training
It may also be helpful to break down your training timeline into a number of key phases. These are:
Phase 1 : Base physical fitness
The first phase of getting prepared for your climb is to focus on your base fitness. You should incorporate a fitness routine that focuses on both cardiovascular fitness and motor fitness training. For those who are not used to intense workouts this phase will help you to kickstart your training. Remember that consistency is the first most important factor in achieving any goal. Combine your basic fitness regimes along with running and stair climbing. You are now ready for outdoor adventures.
Phase 2 : Training specific for the climb
Once you have established your base physical fitness, you will need to train specifically for the climb. Depending on the difficulty and intensity of the climb, add advanced workout sessions combined with uphill training. Try and do the same fitness routines with some added loads. Strength training combined with cardiovascular and motor fitness will help with the overall conditioning. This will take your workouts to the next level and help gear up for the mountaineering challenge ahead.
Phase 3 : Outdoor Training
Nothing can replace training in the real outdoors. In the final phase of your training, you should be attempting climbs which are similar to the ones you are approaching. It is great to test your endurance outdoors. This gives you a great edge in preparing for conditions similar to the ones you will encounter during your expedition. It isn’t always possible to find similar terrains close to where you live, but it is best to find a hike as close to the climb as possible. This is the best way to test your climbing gears as well.
Training goals and timeline
Working out for at least 5 days in a week is the best way to get your body physically prepared for the climb ahead. Regular and consistent training always gives the best result and keeps you highly motivated. Make sure that you workout regularly and also give enough time for rest and recovery. Keep it balanced and have a properly planned fitness routine and never overdo exercises to the point of injury. While 2 to 3 months is a good amount of time to train, starting your training earlier allows more time to adjust and prepare.
Click here to learn more about Training for your Upcoming Climb and get ready for the adventure!
$15,500 USD (Trek In and Trek Out)
$16,500 USD (Trek In and Heli Service out)
$17,500 USD (Both way Heli service)
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|05 Sep, 2022||12 Oct, 2022||$ USD||Guaranteed||Book now|
I was able to share my dream of climbing Manaslu with my daughter. With Protrek Adventure, we both made it to the summit of Manaslu. Logistics, camp services, and Sherpa guides are all top notch, and they all work well together. I want to say thank you to everyone who helped me during the expedition, which made it possible for me to get to the top. It truly is a dream come true. Thank you for your guidance Sandeep, your knowledge helped us plan the expedition well and arrive prepared. Highly recommended.
Best place for real adventure! I climbed Manaslu last season with this amazing team. Highly recommend them for expeditions in the Himalayas. They also guide you with all necessary gears which is great. Their first hand knowledge of the mountains is unmatchable.
I went on the Island Peak climb with Protrek last spring and had a great time. For the trip to Nepal, I was travelling with my climbing partner. We had an excellent experience hiking with this fantastic group of people. They were extremely professional, and their expertise was evident in their work. The camping facilities were excellent, as was the food. Even at such high altitudes, our camp staff did an excellent job and served us delicious food. Phurba is a knowledgeable and approachable guide. Thank you for guiding us all the way to the summit. It was a truly special moment at the summit. This was my first high-altitude adventure, as well as my first 6000-meter peak. I’m glad I did it with the best team. Thank you so much guys! See you soon on another incredible adventure.
I climbed Lobuche Peak in Nepal with Protrek Adventure during the autumn season. Excellent logistics, helpful staff, knowledgeable guides and a stunning mountain combine to make this one of my favourite expeditions. Highly recommend Protrek Adventure for adventures in Nepal. It was an experience I will never forget. Thank you Dawa and Nuru for the guicance and support. You guys made this adventure enjoyable from start to finish.
Very pleased with the company went with these guys to Island Peak
Many thanks to Fura Sherpa.
And also Viji, who helped to implement everything at the highest level.
You guys are great 👍🙌
Очень доволен компаний сходил с этими ребятами на Айленд пик
Огромное спасибо шерпу Фура.
А также Виджи, которая помогла все реализовать на высшем уровне.
Ребята вы супер 👍🙌
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