At 8156m, Manaslu is the world's eighth highest mountain and a true Himalayan giant situated in Nepal. Like Cho Oyu, it has low technical difficulty and it is an ideal first 8000m peak and entrance into the world of High Altitude mountaineering. We climb Manaslu via the classic North East face.
The expedition starts in Kathmandu where we make our final preparations before taking a helicopter to Samagown (3800m) where we will acclimatise for several days with day-walks, before trekking to basecamp at 4800m. Base camp will be home for up to four weeks while we climb the mountain and so will be as comfortable as possible with plenty of good food. Our second to none Sherpa team will prepare the route, fixing ropes and stocking our high camps with food, gas and oxygen so that everything is in place ready for our summit push – on which the Sherpas will accompany us. With this state of the art support and leadership from an experienced, fully qualified Dream Guide your chances of success are as high as possible. We have a bigger Sherpa team than on Cho Oyu, and the expedition is 5 days longer, to allow for any bad weather during our summit window.
Who is it for?
To be prepared for climbing Manaslu, you will need a good grounding in mountaineering (typically climbing to alpine ‘AD’) and, ideally, have at least climbed to 6000m. Although Manaslu could be considered one of the easier 8000m peaks, it is certainly not 'easy'. You will need strong determination and dedication, as well as good physical fitness and health to reach the summit.
State of the Art Support for your Manaslu Climb
approx. 1:1 Sherpa/leader:Climber ratio
2x4l bottles of oxygen with TopOut mask
Tasty, varied, plentiful and hygienically prepared food by our basecamp cooks
Very comfortable base camp set up with all modern expedition facilities
Unparalleled leadership from Kenton Cool/Guy Willett and our Dream Guides team of leaders
Our Sherpas are Second to None
Our Sherpa team all come from Pangboche in the Khumbu and are some of the most experienced around. They all speak good english, are well versed in mountaineering techniques, are well versed in oxygen systems and have a proven, enviable record on Everest and other 8000m peaks - each Sherpa with multiple summits.
Above all, they are our climbing partners and friends, having worked with us for a number of years.
Typical Itinerary for Manaslu
Day 1 Depart UK/home
Day 2 Arrive Kathmandu, stay in Summit Hotel
Day 3 Final preparation in Kathmandu
Day 4-10 Trek to Base Camp, or helicopter to Samagown followed by acclimatisation treks before trekking to Base Camp
Day 11-41 Climb Manaslu! Upto 4 weeks to get to the top...
Day 42 Return to Samagown
Day 43 Helicopter to Kathmandu
Day 44 Spare day in Kathmandu
Day 45 Fly home (early October)
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