Introduction: Great Adventurer Treks & Expeditions climb of Mt. Manaslu a classic adventure towards mid west Himalayan region a climbing expeditions to worlds 8th highest mountain at 8,156 meters first climbed by Japanese expeditions in the late 1950’s this great adventure starts with an interesting drive towards the famed ancient Gorkha Kingdom and then heading towards the town-village of Arughat in the mid-west of Nepal. From here trek follows upstream of Buri-Gandaki river from the sub-tropical forest to the dry arctic of Tibetan zone, offering outstanding views of Mt. Manaslu along with panorama of the surrounding magnificent peaks that straddle the border with Tibet, Manaslu is also known as Kutang in Tibetan, and the word is derived from the Sanskrit Manas meaning ‘spirit of the mountain or the soul’ like the Lake Manasarover in Kailash, Tibet, situated more east from the Annapurna and west from Ganesh and Langtang Himal. This mountain was first climbed by a Japanese Expeditions in the early May 09th 1956 by Toshio Imanishi and Gyalzen Norbu.
Manaslu region situated in the central Nepal was opened to western adventures in 1991 but the Mountain itself had been open for the Mountaineering Expeditions since 1950’s till today. The pioneer headed by H.W. Tilman trekked this region in 1950.After the climb of Mt.Manslu. The Great Adventure Treks continues over the highest point of this trip at Larkay la pass at 5,213m, from the top of the pass, it is almost down-hill through the serene alpine forests and meadows till the walk reaches to the main trail of the Annapurna circuit at Dharapani village, journey continues towards with the last day walk at Chamje village, from here a scenic drive leads back to Kathmandu with stunning views of the Manaslu and Annapurna range including the magnificent majestic Mt.Machhapuchare (Fish Tail) with the traditional mid hills villages.
Finally completing this adventurous trip and expeditions of a life time with Great Adventure Treks & Expeditions to Around Manaslu Trekking (Pvt) Ltd.
Trip highlights: “Climb worlds 8th highest peak, remarkable adventure in the midst of high snow capped mountains, verdant rain-alpine forest, off-beaten paths, views of majestic snow peaks, traditional villages and buddhist culture, warm friendly locals with picturesque scenery of the great surrounding landscapes and high mountain range.”
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu 1,300m. and transfer to respective Hotels.
Day 02 – 3: A day in Kathmandu preparation for the expeditions.
Day 04: Drive to Arughat 750m. continue to Machha – khola 890m 7hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Jagat 1,350m. 6 – 7 hours walk.
Day 06: Trek to Nyak or Eklebhati 1,775m. approx 5 hours trek.
Day 07: Trek to Ghap 2,156m. via Bih. Approx: 6 – 7 hours trek.
Day 08: Trek to Lho (3,150m) approx: 6 hours trek.
Day 08: Trek to Sama Gompa (3,500m) approx: 5 hours trek
Day 09: Rest day at Sama Gompa.
Day 10: Trek to Base Camp.
Day 11 – 12: At Base Camp.
Day 13: Trek and climb to Advance Camp.
Day 15 – 35: 26 days preparation and climb to the summit.
Day 36: Back to Base Camp.
Day 37: Clean up and packing.
Day 38-42: 5 days trek to Arughat.
Day 43: Drive back to Kathmandu via Dhading.
Day 44-45: In Kathmandu.
Day 46: Transfer to Airport for the International departure.