Mt. Manaslu Expedition

The eight highest mountain in the world Manaslu lies 64km east of Annapurna between Gorkha and Manang districts in northern Nepal. Of all the 14 eight-thousanders, twelve were first sununitted by climbers from the west while two were conquered by Asians. The fact that the peak was first climbed by a Japanese Expedition has made it one of the most popular mountains among Japanese mountaineers. It all began with a Japanese Manaslu reconnaissance expedition in 1952. This was followed by Japanese expeditions in 1953 and 1954 but the latter was unable to approach the mountain following opposition from the inhabitants of Samu Village along the route.

The expedition went up the river Budi Gandakiís course to reach the mountain. With the intervention of the Nepalese Government, the samu villagers eventually relented and allowed the mountaineers to proceed. The next Japanese expedition which arrived in 1956 was led by sixty-two-year-old Yuko Maki, a seasoned climber. This team of climbers met with success on 9th May 1956 when Toshio Imanishi and Sherpa sardar Gyalsten Norbu made it to the summit. They were following by other members of the expedition with Kichiro kato and Minoru Higeta reaching the top two days later. This happaened to be the first Asian expedition to conquer an eight thousander. Since then, many Japanese climbers have followed in their footsteps. The first Nepali national to climb Manaslu was Urkien Tshering Sherpa who summitted on 22nd April 1973.

MAXIMUM : 45 Days
ENTRY : Gorkha
EXIT : Gorkha

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01 Arrivals in Kathmandu transfer to hotel
Day 02 Document apply for Manaslu expedition permit
Day 03 Preparation for expedition in Kathmandu
Day 04 Drive from Kathmandu to 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 Ngyak
Day 10 Trek Ngyak 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 8,163m
Day 36 Trek Manaslu Base Camp to Sama Gaon
Day 37 Trek Sama Gaon to Namru
Day 38 Trek Namru to Ngyak
Day 39 Trek Ngyak to Jagat
Day 40 Trek Jagat to Machhi Khola
Day 41 Trek Machhi Khola to Soti Khola
Day 42 Trek Soti Khola to Arugat Bazaar
Day 43 Drive from Arugat Bazaar to Kathmandu
Day 44 Rest days at Kathmandu
Day 45 Departure your destination