Manaslu Expedition is one of the technical peaks in Nepal. It lies at a height of 8163 meters. The height of Manaslu is similar to the Dhaulagiri. Both are 5th highest mountains in Nepal and the 8th highest in the world. The Manaslu expedition is pre-practice climb before climbing the Everest. Mt. Manaslu lies beautifully in the Manaslu Circuit trail. East to Annapurna and the summit offers spectacular scenery of the mountain ranges all around. Proper acclimatization and mental alertness are absolutely mandatory for the climb. Although along with a need of previous mountain climbing experience and good physique.
The Manaslu Expedition adventure start of this trek is through Arughat. From here trekkers absorb in the beauty of the surroundings. Even more enter into Soti Khola, Machha Khola, Jagat and into Deng. From Deng, further, the trek required to enter Namrung, Sama Gaon and then into the Manaslu Base Camp. Besides that the base camp, four other camps need to set up to climb the mountain. The Manaslu Base Camp lies at 4665 meters and Camp 1 is at 5500 meters. Then Camp 2 and 3 are at altitudes of 6300 m and 6700 m respectively. Camp 4 lies at 7300 m.
The Base Camp is at a comfortable position but is susceptible to winds and snowfalls. It is present near the mighty Larkya Glacier. The climb from the base camp to Camp 1 requires the extensive use of crampons. The passage from Camp 1 to Camp 2 requires passing through steep snowfields with the danger of slipping. Also present are massive icefalls need to walk upon with precautions. Camp 2 to 3 is a slippery one, following by trekking up through ice bulges into Camp 4. Since camp 4 to the summit is a comparatively hard climb and requires mental alertness. The same path is retraced to end this wonderful expedition.
This trek takes trekkers to the depths of the mystical Budi Gandaki Valley en route Manaslu Circuit allowing a chance to observe the lifestyle of various ethnic populations residing in the area. The suitable time for carrying out this expedition is through the months of March to May and September to October. In addition, the journey can extend up to Larkya La Pass then join to popular Annapurna Circuit Trail at Dharapani.
Manaslu Expedition: Highlights
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Kathmandu International Airport|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please arrive at least 3 hours before the flight.|
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