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Manaslu Expedition 8,163m (26,763ft)

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Manaslu Expedition Are you looking for the last stepping stone to Mount Everest? Conquer Mt. Manaslu Expedition, one of the highest peaks in the world. We offer you an exciting opportunity to climb an 8,163 m (26,763 ft) peak, Manaslu! It lies in Central-Western Nepal at 28°33'01''N/84°33'42''E. We suggest you are embarking on the route in 1956 by two Japanese expedition members - Toshio Imanishi and Gyalzen Norbu. They were the first to ascend the mountain's North-East face, which lies along the moderately angled slopes covered with crystal-white snow. Want to see the most magnificent views of the Himalayas? Book Manaslu Expedition today!

Manaslu Climb 

Mount Manaslu is the eighth highest peak in the world. Its name means "the mountain of the spirit," promising not only an unbelievable adventure but also an eye-opening experience. This trek is not an easy one – both physically and spiritually. We recommend it to skilled climbers who want to prepare for the Mount Everest ascent. Make sure you have Cho Oyu and Shishapangma under your belt before you Climb Manaslu. The routes to its summit lie through the long ridges and broad glacier valleys. There are six ways to ascent Manaslu, and the South Face is the most challenging for Manaslu Climb.

Manaslu Climb Safety measures - Difficulties

Extreme altitude and avalanche potential make Manaslu climb a hazardous expedition. However, Satori Adventures guides are trained and well-prepared for any emergency that might occur in the mountains. In severe distress, illness, or injury, we can guarantee fast evacuation and assistance with getting qualified medical help. We also recommend all of our tourists ensure their health before they travel to Nepal and attempt the Manaslu climb. Our guides provide extensive safety instructions to ensure you know the risks and have all the necessary knowledge and tools to preserve your life and health in dangerous situations. We take your well-being very seriously! Our goal is to get you to the summit and back down safely.

Take the comfort with you to the Mt. Manaslu expedition.

Manaslu climb is no picnic. However, Satori Adventures tries to make your expedition as close to a holiday as possible. Our Sherpa guides have years of experience leading groups and individual climbers to the summit. All of them train by European standards. We also provide porters with mules who can carry your personal belongings, climbing equipment, and other gear. Modern base camps and tea houses with convenient accommodations are sure to make you feel comfortable among the ice. We also provide professional chefs ready to cook delicious and nutritious meals according to your specific diet and preferences to ensure you have health and stamina for the Manaslu expedition.

How to book a trip

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Manaslu north east Col Route Camps:

Base Camp (4800M/15,750ft):

Manaslu base camp lies on a rocky moraine with amazing views of the Himalaya. For almost 35 days will set up a satori Adventures base camp. On an 8000m, expedition climbers spend most of their time at base camp, so naturally, base camp becomes a home away from home on any long expedition. We establish our camp at a walking distance between meeting points with a different group and strategic viewing positions of the Manaslu massif. Satori provides a personal tent that becomes your private retreat, a dining tent, a common area, a shower tent, and a toilet tent. When you arrive at the base camp, it will already establish, and hot beverages and snacks will be available immediately. There will be your base camp staff and high altitude climbing Sherpa. Before your climbing period, you will have a Puja ceremony at the base camp for good luck. This Nepalese tradition is not to miss; it represents a safe climbing passage for everyone involved in the expedition.

Camp 1 (5700m/18,700ft)-04hrs:

Once you have reviewed basic and advanced training by your climbing Sherpa guide, you will be ready for your attempt to climb to camp 1, which is at the height of 18,700ft/5800m. In this section of the climb, you will encounter mixed terrain, including a few crevasses and short ice sections on the glacier's first section. Before the glacier section, you will encounter grassy slopes, rock slabs, and moraine. For average climbers, it takes about 4 hours. The first section of climbing on the moraine takes about an hour, and when you reach the crampon point at the mouth of the glacier, the glacier portion takes about 3 hours. Camp one separate into two sections, lower camp one and upper base 1; the distance between the two is 100m/328ft.

Camp 2 (6400m/21,000ft)-05hrs:

The climbing from camp 1 to camp 2 is the most technical section on Mt. Manaslu. During this section, you encounter the heart of the icefall. The first section is just slogging over snow for about an hour, and then you encounter several steep areas of the ice, two ladder crossings, and steep snow climbing. Expect that this section will take you about 5 hours. Expect that you will encounter several steep ice sections that are 100m at a slope of 65º. The crux of the route Camp 2, located above the icefall on a snowy terrace for most people.

Camp 3(6800m/22,310ft)-02-03hrs:

Camp two to camp three is the shortest distance and will be your shortest climbing day. It does not require any ladder crossings, but a few crevasses are roughly a half meter that needs to jump. The main ropes fix by climbing Sherpa's team. This section for most climbers feels more comfortable, but do not take it lightly. The climbing is still on supported slants, and there is an openness to cold and wind. Albeit in spring, there have been reports of direct sun hitting this segment, causing it to feel hot

Camp 4 (7500m/24,606ft):

Climbing from camp 3 to camp four feels like a long day, the short nut distance now you are nearing the death zone. As all climbers know, the oxygen levels are deficient at this altitude, so it expects that any effort will feel arduous, no matter how minimal or trivial. In this section, you have to climb for 3-4 hours on steep snow on a 50-55º slope. This section is dangerous because the snow slope covers a layer of ice, which makes the ethos section avalanche prone. Compared with other route sections, this portion is too physical, with sustained steep snow sections at extreme altitudes in avalanche terrain.

Summit (8156m/26,759ft)-16-17 hrs:

Summit day, the main goal during the climbing period. Most climbers begin their summit bid at 1:00 is. If all goes well, they reach the summit between 7-10 am. Below the central panel is a false summit; the leading conference reached via an exposed ridge. It takes about 4 hours to return to Camp 4 from the meeting and another 2 hours to camp three for an overnight stay. The climbing is not technical in the early part as you ascend through several basins with short snow headwalls. The climb passes the false summit and finishes on an exposed ridge to the proper meeting for a spectacular view of the mighty Himalaya. Satori Adventures Sherpa guides will fix ropes break trail and make every effort to assist the group in reaching the summit of the world's 8th highest mountain.

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Facts of the Trip

Highest access: 8,163m (26,763ft)

First Ascent: Toshio Imanishi and Gyalzen Norbu (Japan), May 9, 1956

Duration: 40(typically) Days

Group Size: 01-10 persons per Group.

Co-ordinates: 28°32'58''N, 84°33'43''E

Location: Nepal/Manaslu Region/Lamjung District

Country: Nepal

Airport: Kathmandu

Departure From: Kathmandu (KTM)

Grade: Low technical difficulty

Accommodation: Three star to five stars as request

Meals: B/B plan in Kathmandu & B,L,D in during Driving and climbing period

Transportation: Car, Jeep, Mini Bus

Best season: Spring (April, May) and autumn (October, November)

Major Activity: trekking/climbing

Include Activity: Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Culture: Tamang, Sherpa

Mode of Travel: Tea House/Camping

Climbing route: Northeast ridge

Himalayan sights: Buddha Himal, Annapurna, Ganesh Himal,

Fixed Departure
Spring 2022 Autumn 2022
  • Spring Itinerary
  • Price
  • Full board Service
  • B.C Service
  • Climbing Info
  • FAQs

10 April/Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel Yak and Yeti or similar hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (1350M/4430ft).

11 April/Day 02: Preparation, briefings, last minute shopping and permit formalities.

12 April/Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat (950m/3117ft) 7hrs. Tea house/camping

13 April/Day 04: Trek from Arughat to Sotikhola (1165m/3822ft) 5hrs. Tea house/camping

14 April/Day 05: Trek from Sotikhola to Machhakhola(1330m/4364ft) 6hrs. Tea house/camping

15 April/Day 06: Trek from Machhakhola to Jagat(1350m/4430ft) 4hrs. Tea house/camping

16 April/Day 07: Trek from Jagat to Dang(2300m/7546ft) 6-7hrs. Tea house/camping

17 April/Day 08: Trek from Dang to Namrung(2550m/8366ft) 6hrs. Tea house/camping

18 April/Day 09: Trek from Namrung to Lho (3150m/10334ft) 5hrs. Tea house/camping.

19 April /Day 10: Trek from Lho to SamaGaun(3780m/12401ft) 4hrs. Tea house/camping

20 April/Day 11: Rest and acclimatization day at Sama Gaun (3780m/12401ft) Tea house/camping

21 April/Day 12: Trek from Sama Village to Manaslu Base Camp (4700m/15420ft) 4hrs. Camping at base camp

22-10 May/Day 13-31: Climbing period. (8163m/26781ft.) Camping.

11 May/Day 32: Preparation to return to Kathmandu. Clean base camp (4700m/15420ft)

12 May/Day 33: Trek from Base Camp to Sama Gaun (3780m/12401ft) 3hrs. Tea house.

13 May/Day 34: Trek from Sama Gaun to Namrung(2550m/8366ft) 6hrs. Tea house/camping.

14 May/Day 35: Trek from Namrung to Philim village (2300m/7546ft-06hrs) Tea house/camping.

15 May/Day 36: Trek from Philim Village to Machakhola(1330m/4664ft) 6hrs. Tea house/ camping

16 May/Day 37: Trek from Machakhola to Arughat (950m3117ft) 8hrs. Tea house/camping.

17 May/Day 38: Drive from Arughat to Kathmandu (1350/4429ft) 7 hrs. Transportation provided by tourist mini bus.Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu.

18 May/Day 39: Free day.Relax and shop in Kathmandu. Farewell celebration dinner with cultural program in the evening.

19 May/Day 40: Transfer to KTM airport for final departure.

Satori Adventures has not able to include the cost of each package in the company website. Many of our clients have the same query: why Satori Adventures has not included the price in the package. To provide you service in reasonable cost and attempt to address your each requirement we desired to provide you with some information which directly affects the cost and also helps us breakdown the cost. That’s why, we have decided to clarify our customers that due to following reasons we have not included the cost in our website and package:

  • The cost of the trip always depends on the size of the group, category of the hotel accommodation and the facilities that you aspire in the mountain.
  • We operate the peak climbing in full arrangement package and basic arrangement service (full board or base camp service) which directly affects the expedition cost.
  • The itinerary may be changed after reaching an understanding between the agency and the client. Other activities could be added or reduced as per the client's request before processing the trip. Price for reduced activities could be deducted and additional activities could be added in mutual understanding.
  • The number of climbing Sherpa guides, high altitude porters, kitchen crew, mode of transport you prefer and many other factors can affect the cost of the trip.
  •  Number of persons in group including; number of climbers, non-climber, base camp supporters, medical doctors, Alpine climbing guide also affect the cost.
  • Either you want to operate this expedition as international group joining basics of Satori Adventures or individual (private arrangement) expedition.
  • Request numbers of oxygen, mask regulators and the brands the clients require
  • Climbing season: normally most of the climbers climb Himalayas in the spring and the autumn season. The climbing permit royalty cost for mountain will be 50% less in the autumn than spring season.
  • Type of high camp food that clients require. Any specialized food that has to be ordered from foreign country will be costlier compared to the one available here.
  •  Either any of the climbers intend to attempt any world records? If so, do they require special services or equipment?

Due to the above position the price range for the same trip can vary widely. So, we would like to discuss with our client before offering the cost. Please feel free to contact Satori Adventures for any information about in your selected package.

Full Board:

Satori Adventures offers Full Board Service for our entire range of flagship Mountaineering Expeditions to all 8000m peaks. Our Full Board service means that we will provide a Trekking service, an in-Base camp service and High camp service executed by your Sherpa Climbing Guide. All our Full Board clients will have a personal Sherpa Climbing guide exclusively dedicated to the client for the duration of the climb.

Our climbing Sherpa guide team will establish and secure climbing route in collaboration with other climbing teams participating on the route; Establish all high camps with camping equipment, provisions and oxygen and prepare high altitude food for his client; Assist his client on the route and ensure client safety and well being on the route through guiding and negotiating the route access priorities at pace and schedule determined by clients’ physical condition and preferred pace; Ensure total commitment to the client in case of emergency with clients’ safety and wellbeing as overriding priority.

High camp service for Full Board Service clients will consist of provision of all equipment necessary to fix the route, all camping equipment, fuel and food for high camps as well as oxygen provision, including mask and regulator and latest model of Poisk oxygen, Summit system of Mask regulators in quantities specified in your climbing itinerary as per height of Mountain.

Cost Include:

  • To ensure your safety and avoid the natural panic of people entering a new destination for the first time, Satori Adventures provides pick-up and drop services from international and domestic airports on your arrivals and departures.
  • Representatives of Satori Adventures will be waiting for you on arrival at both domestic and international airports with a Satori banner with your placard so that you can easily find our person. Satori's identity card will accompany the person for your confirmation.
  • According to the above Manaslu Expedition climbing schedule, Satori Adventures will arrange four nights demanded category (from tourist star to five-star) of hotel accommodations in Kathmandu.
  • Satori Adventures will provide experienced, and government authorized (licensed holder) high altitude trekking/ climbing Sherpa guide (Expedition leader) during the trekking and climbing. 
  • Surface transportation will only be included during the trekking and major city for members as per the scheduled itinerary. 
  • Surface transportation From Kathmandu to Arughat and Arughat to Kathmandu for all members and Involving staffs.
  •  Satori Adventures will provide you with a lovely tea house accommodation (except chain hotels) to stay in and eat during the trekking trails.
  • Lunch in the trekking is usually made on the way, while dinner and breakfast are made at the tea house where you stay overnight. Satori Adventures provides a clean and fresh breakfast, lunch, and dinner with tea/ coffee at the tea house's menu throughout the trek and camping accommodation at the advance base camp and Camp-02 during the ascent of Mount Manaslu.
  • Satori Adventures will arrange all food and fuel for base camp and higher camps during the Manaslu expedition for both members and expedition crews.
  • Satori Adventures provide EPI Cooking gas, and the stove will be provided in camps one, three, and south col for cooking food, tea, coffee, boiling water, and heating nutrition high altitude package food.
  • Satori Adventures will provide all the essentials for trekking, Manaslu climbing, rowing, and camping at the advanced base camp.
  • Climbing Mt. Manaslu duration takes more than other 8000m and brings an extended stay at the Advance base camp. Items like kitchen tents, stores tent, dining tents, toilet tents, tables, chairs, and cooking utensils are high quality and branded, where we will try to provide more convenience.
  • During the ascent of Mount Manaslu, Satori Adventures will provide a chef cook, cook assistant, helper, and base camp manager at the advanced base camp to take care of your food, drinks, and other necessary services your good and comfort.
  • Satori Adventures allow up to 60kg of personal climbing equipment per person during the flight onboard and during trekking in Manaslu expedition carried by porter/ yak/ mules.
  • The offer cost includes Mount Manaslu south regular route climbing royalty and the Nepal Government's climbing permit. (Permit issued by Department of Tourism)
  • As Mount Manaslu Peak is located at Manaslu Conversation territory, Satori adventures provide you a permit for Manaslu Conservation Permit.
  • The Trekkers' Information Management Systems permit issued by the trekking agency association of Nepal is required to enter the area of Manaslu Consversation so Satori Adventures provides you a TIMS permit too.
  • The right weather is a crucial factor in a safe and successful ascent. As far as possible, we will provide a regular upcoming day's weather forecast from the Kathmandu office for the Manaslu climb duration.
  • Satori Adventures provides all wages, clinical, equipment, and accidental insurance for all elaborate staff in the journey and climbing.
  • We provide first aid medical kits for the group and the staff, taking care of your climbing and health safety.
  • Trekking and mountaineering are often inaccessible and far from information, communication, and transportation in the Himalayas, so information and communication are significant for safety and a successful trip. That's why Satori Adventures provides satellite phones, walkie-talkies (radio set) with the expedition team leader, and your climbing Sherpa guide. Satellite phones available for members at the cost of US$ 3 per minute call.
  • Satori Adventures provides V25 north face two main model tents with comfortable mattresses at the advanced base camps, and above the advance camp, two members have one tent. (In advance base camp 1:1 tent and above base camp 2:1 tent as per safety.)
  • Satori Adventures offers dynamic/static rope, ice screws, snow bar, and rock piton locked unlocked Carabiners to open the route and for safe and successful climbing.
  • Satori Adventures arrange a generator for back- up lighting power and charge electronic tools if solar panels are not enough for light and charge the battery.
  • Satori Adventures arrange transportation, service of food, all needed expedition, content supply to Base Camp from Kathmandu and return to Kathmandu ( by porter/ Yaks to base camp and return)
  • Satori Adventures will try to make the base camp as convenient as possible. We will provide you a heater at the base camp for heating the dining room during cold temperatures (mostly required for evening and morning).
  • Health is a prime concern during your climbing expedition. This is why Satori Adventures include emergency oxygen, mask, and regulator provided to guest and expedition staff requirements.
  • Till the date, there's no available alternative to electricity or lighting at the Manaslu , so that Satori Adventures provides solar panels or generators for lighting, battery, and mobile charging at the base camp.
  • Satori Adventures include Icefall charges , Summit rope cost charged by Expedition Operators Association, and Himalayan Rescue Association medical insurance charged in the package cost.
  • For the climbing proposal of acclimatization and summit target, Satori Adventures included all tents for camps 1, 2, 3, and 4 for members and staff.
  • During your climbing expedition, Satori Adventures offer you clean, nutritious, and fresh food at the advanced base camp and camp two in Manaslu. We provide you nutrition, high altitude package food, and essential EPI cooking gas and stoves to boiled water, tea, coffee, and warm pocket food above the advanced base camp.
  • Satori Adventures provides all food and fuel for both members and crews at advanced base camps and higher camps during the Manaslu expedition.
  • We offer each climber One Experienced, Trained, Government Licensed, and 03 Times Everest Summiters  Climbing / Expedition Guide (Sherpa) per client with the idea of making your ascent safe and successful. There will also be one experience and professional Leader, Sherpa, for each expedition group. 
  • The package cost includes all wages, equipment allowance, and the load carries bonus for involved staff in trekking and climbing expedition.
  • The package cost includes all wages, equipment, medical and accidental insurances for the liaison officer.
  • Satori Adventure always has concerned and top priority about our trekking guides, climbing Sherpa guides, cooks, porters, and involved staff safety during the period of trekking and high mountain climbing. For this reason, we always do medical insurance, helicopter evacuation insurance, and treatment insurance for all involved staff with a reputed insurance company.
  • As Mount Manaslu’s ascent is long, the stay at Camp two is more extended due to acclimatization. We also take care of our climbers in Camp two and arrange kitchen dining arrangements to supply freshly cooked food. 
  • For your convenience, we always provide maps of related trekking and trekking peak climbing.
  • During the climbing period of summit target, Satori Adventures included Two bottles (08 liters) of Poisk Oxygen will be provided to each climbing member (we use Poisk brands of Oxygen which is one of the trustful oxygen brands for high altitude)
  • As adequate quality oxygen, masks and regulators are crucial during Everest climbing. We provide masks and regulators from the latest model of summit or top out brands.
  • Before your departure, as a memory, Satori Adventures would like to handover Satori T-shirt/ Pashmina and Brochure.
  • If you need any assistance with departure information, flight ticket reconfirmation, Visa extension procedure services, Satori Adventures fully support you without any charges.
  • The above offer price includes our official service charges, government charges, and all taxes and vat. Except for the above amount, there are not any hidden costs charged by us.
  • We want to offer you to have dinner with us before you departed from Kathmandu. It will be an opportunity for you to see and learn about Nepali culture and tradition.

Cost Exclude:

  • Kathmandu is Nepal's capital, and since this place offers high quality and delicious food from different countries and groups, we were hoping you could taste the food you like. For that reason, during your stay in Kathmandu, you will have to arrange lunch and dinner (except farewell dinner) by yourself.
  • Suppose you want to take any packed food, snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, and carbonated soft drinks, any types of alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, and nutria-bars during the trek. In that case, you have to buy it yourself as a customer often requires these items during the trekking. There's no guess on how much and will take by the client and its cost.
  • Expenses are incurred towards personal nature trekking, climbing equipment, laundry expenses, tips, landlines, mobiles, walkie-talkies, satellite phones, and the internet service is not included in the package. You have to pay for it yourself when you use it.
  • Personal climbing equipment is one of the significant factors for your safe and successful climbing. So you have to arrange all your personal climbing equipment brand and quality on your own.
  • Mountaineering is, in itself, a risky and adventurous activity that always takes place in remote areas. So, safety is the primary factor for us. Therefore, you have to arrange your travel insurance covering the cost of emergency rescue, medical treatment, medical tests, and hospitalization before you arrive for the trip to Nepal.
  • The package cost offered above does not include your international flight ticket and Nepal's tourist visa so that you have to pay for your international flight ticket and tourist visa by yourself.
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/ unforeseen situations like natural disasters, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in government regulations costs are not included in the package cost.
  • Additional costs if needed extra workers, than what we have included in the package.
  • As per the Mountaineering Association and Department of Tourism rules, after the successful summit, the climbing member has to pay a summit bonus for climbing Sherpa Guides US$ 1500.00 minimum to be paid before departure from Kathmandu.
  • Our involved expedition staff (chef cook, cook, cook assistance, base camp manager) are hoping for tips, gifts, or something at the end of the trip, which is an opportunity to say how happy you are with our staff and thank you for the kind of service you have rendered. Normally US$ 250-300.00 per person collected by the team leader and divide to all involved base camp staff except climbing Sherpa guide.
  • The short sentence, "All the services not mentioned in the above package (cost includes parts) are excluded," It will cost extra if you want additional services.

Manaslu Base Camp Trek

In the Base Camp: Satori Adventure provides very professional, supportive and friendly mountaineering logistic services. The approach from Kathmandu to the Sama Gaun village takes roughly 10 days. From Sama Gaun you climb up to Manaslu Base camp. Throughout your approach and climbing period Satori  provides a high quality, supportive, safe, friendly, stress free and comprehensive service to maximize your summit opportunity.

We provide a comprehensive service organizing all necessary permits, climbing documentation, travelling logistics (including airfares), ground transportation, porters, and other individual services required by mountaineers. On the trek to the ABC we organize all required accommodation and food.

In the Base camp our cooks and helpers will prepare and serve three delicious freshly cooked meals a day. Satori also ensures that hot and cold drinks as well as healthy snacks are available 24hrs a day. In the Base Camp we provide spacious and durable 4 season personal tents for all of our clients. This comes with full board or base-camp services only. In the base camp we also provide a dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet facilities and portable shower facilities as well as tent accommodation for our staff. In the Base Camp we provide access to communication including a satellite telephone, internet access, and solar panels to charge your batteries.

Base Camp Service Cost Includes

  • All arrival and departure transfer services to and from International airport with other necessary surface transport as per itinerary.
  • Assistance at the Kathmandu international airport by Satori Adventure during your arriving and departing flights.
  • 4 Nights request category hotel accommodations in Kathmandu on B/B basis.
  • Experienced and government licensed trekking and climbing Sherpa guide during the trekking and climbing period.
  • Appropriate number of porters during the trekking period.
  • Land transportation from Kathmandu-Arughat-Kathmandu for all clients, Sherpa guide, liaison officer and kitchen staff.
  • All Satori Adventure kitchen tent, storage tent, dining tent, client tents, toilet tents, tables, chairs and cooking utensils at base camp.
  • Common climbing equipment like rope, ice bars, ice screws, and snow bar.
  • 3 meals a day: Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea and coffee.
  • Accommodation at hotel/lodge/guest house or tent camps during the trekking period.
  • All camping accommodation for members and staff during trekking and climbing period. You will be sharing sleeping quarters with one other member.
  • All food and fuel for base camp during climbing period.
  • 50kg baggage allowance per person during trekking period. will be carried by porter/mules.
  • Daily weather report services from Seattle, Washington based company.
  • Services of chef and kitchen assistant at advanced base camp.
  • Trekking permit (Manaslu Conservation Park entry fee).
  • TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System).
  • Manaslu restricted area trekking permit during the period of expedition.
  • Expedition royalty and permit of Nepal government to climb Mt. Manaslu.
  • Nepalese government royalty.
  • All wages, equipment, medical and accident insurance for all involved staff during the trekking and climbing period.
  • Helicopter rescue insurance for all involved expedition staff.
  • Medical consultation services at the base camp with the HRA clinic at the base camp.
  • Equipment allowances and wages for chefs, kitchen assistants and government liaison officer.
  • First aid medical kits for the group and the staff.
  • Satellite phone carried by the guide for communication available upon request for clients with the cost of $3USD per minute.
  • Heater will be provided at base camp for the dining tent.
  • Emergency oxygen mask and regulator provided for clients if needed. Appropriate charge will apply.
  • Each expedition member will have an individual tent available in the Manaslu advanced base camp.
  • Solar panel for light and electronics charging.
  • Gamow Bags (Portable hyperbolic chambers) for high altitude sickness.
  • We provide Sherpa's tents, food for climbing, and insurance.
  • Free assistance service for cargo clearance and duties.
  • Transportation of food supply from Kathmandu to base camp by porter/mules.
  • Our service charge and government taxes levied in Nepal.
  • Complete per-departure information.
  • Flight ticket reconfirmation and visa extension procedure services.
  • Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant with cultural show in Kathmandu before departure.
  • Satori Adventures T-shirt and scarf.

Cost Excludes:

  • Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu (except farewell dinner).
  • Any packed food/snacks, aerated drinks, energy drinks, mineral water, alcohol, cigarettes, chocolates, nutria-bars.
  • Items of personal nature, laundry expenses, tips.
  • Expenses incurred from usage of landlines, mobile devices, walkies-talkies, satellite phones and Internet.
  • Clothing, packing items or bags, personal medical kit, personal trekking gear.
  • Any extra services, products, offers or activities which are not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural disasters, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in government regulations.
  • Any additional staff other than the specified.
  • Rescue, repatriation, medicines, medical tests and hospitalization expenses.
  • Medical insurance and emergency rescue evacuation if required.
  • Travel insurance and helicopter rescue.
  • Airfare of international flights.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (Visa insurance is easy upon arrival).
  • Ice fall garbage deposit fees (Sharing with other member) if applicable.
  • Walkies talkies &filming permit.
  • Ice falls charges.
  • All tents for camp 1, 2, 3
  • Personal climbing gear.
  • Personal climbing Sherpa Guide(s).
  • Emergency oxygen and mask regulator.
  • Satori services will not be involved in any capacity above advanced base camp. This means we do not allow any staff or equipment from Satori Adventure above ABC.
  • High altitude food for Sherpa and clients.
  • Nepal custom duty for import of expedition equipment.
  • Tips, gifts, souvenirs.
  • Any other item not included in “THE PACKAGE COST INCLUDES” section.

Approaches to ABC:

The trekking to the Manaslu base camp is absolutely breathtaking and takes you back in time when all Himalayan mountains were approached on foot. The trek starts at a low elevation of 800m in Arughta and rises gradually over the next 9-10 trekking days. It is a perfect way to acclimatize before base camp is reached and to take on climbing relatively quickly. From the village of Arughat situated in the low country the trek climbs through narrow gorges, rhododendron forest and local pastures to emerge into the higher alpine country with Tibetan influences.

The Advanced Base Camp 4700m is located at the lateral moraine of the Manaslu Glacier and it can be reached within a 9-10 day trek. Along the trekking you will have a great experience of nepalese culture and pristine native flora and fauna. During the trekking to Sama Gaun we provide camping accommodation, we can also adjust depending on group size and departure dates and provide tea house accommodations. The accommodation and meals are basic and limited compared to Everest or Annapurna trekking. The Manaslu approach is much more wild and primitive.

Climbing Routes:

Manaslu has many interesting routes leading to the main summit and many of them were climbed and explored. The standard commercial route is along the original route of the 1956 Japanese expedition up the Northeast face.

The climb is straightforward and only slightly more technical then Cho Oyu or Shishapangma, however with a low base camp it is a long climb and with relatively high objective avalanche risk.

Traditionally there are 3 camps above base camp: C1 (5,500m), C2 (6,300m) and C3 (7,300m). Some expeditions establish an intermediate camp between C2 and C3 at 6,700m. The terrain encountered on the ascents varies from glacier crossings to steep snow steps and requires a good understanding of basic alpine climbing techniques. Manaslu has been climbed Alpine style but traditionally all commercial operators practice expedition style to improve the chances of summit success for the clients.

How do Sherpa guides work at high altitude?

When you arrive at base camp, our staff will set up the camp and you will have time to rest and prepare for a proper acclimatization period. Upon completing a Pooja ceremony at base camp, the climbing Sherpa guide will open the route and set up camp 1. Once the camp is set up, clients will be taken to camp 1 to acclimate. Depending on your physical fitness and bodies’ reaction to altitude, you may stay at camp 1 for another night, or move up to camp 2 and then descend back to base camp.

Next our high altitude Sherpa guide will open the route and fix lines to camp two, ferry gear, equipment and food to camp 2. We will then provide a similar acclimatization to camp 2 that we did on camp 1. If required and the weather conditions allow, they will allow you to sleep one more night at camp 2 and then return back to base camp via camp one. During your rest and time at base camp our Sherpa guide will open the route, fix the camp, supply food, oxygen, and equipment and prepare for the summit push.

After your camp one and two acclimatization, our climbing Sherpa guide will check the weather forecast, group fitness and recovery conditions. If upcoming weather reports, your physical fitness and Sherpa guide conditions are good, we will begin the summit push. On the summit push, you will move to camp 1, camp 2 and then camp 3 before moving to the summit. At camp 3 you will awake at 01:00zulu and begin the summit push.

If for any reason (bad weather, group physical fitness, accident, incident) we have to return to base camp before the summit push, but still we have a climbing duration, weather condition and climbers are interested for re-try we will provide one more opportunity. However, more than 98% of people either have a successful summit bid or give up the first try.

How to Choosing a experience Provider

It is important for each climber to choose the right expedition guide service that not only suites their needs, but provides the best safely and secure mountaineering experience possible. There are more than 1,700 trekking companies in Nepal who offer 8,000 meter expeditions including Everest, but only about 30 companies who operate 8,000 meter peaks on a regular basis.  We are proud to be one of these 30 companies and consistently offer, run and succeed at these types of expeditions year after year.

It is very important that the climbers who choose Satori Adventures for this trip of a lifetime experience have expectations that are compatible with the program we offer and the style of expedition Satori Adventures runs. We do not want to simply “fill our expedition”, but instead we want to comprise a team of companionable people who are focused on reaching the summit with the highest level of support and safety standards that can be provided by a guiding service on Mt Everest. We team this with the best standards of food and quality equipment to further assist each client reach their full potential. We feel that we offer the best environment and opportunity for you to be successful on the world’s highest mountain.

Diminutive climbing Team members

We are always developing and growing our operational systems to ensure you participate will provide as much as facilities provided. We figure our expedition members do not deserve anything less during the trekking and climbing! In the interests of giving you the most optimal chance to summit, we limit our team size to ensure the group summits on the best weather day; sometimes there are less window days for summit in Everest. In big size of group offering cheap climbs often miss out as they split their groups over several potential summit days. We feel like our climbing members are feeling that they are climbing as a family and friends team even on international people. We accept maximum 08 people in a group and if we have more than that we always split in two groups. So that our base camp staff cooks, climbing Sherpa guide will fully taking care about you and provide service as per your desire.

Maximum summit Success;

The Satori Adventures methodology and tactical approach to climbing Mt Everest has seen us achieve the highest success rates and our extensive experience gives us the edge when it comes to making the right decisions. We provide a consistently higher Sherpa and Guide ratio than any other operator, resulting in more support and backup for your summit attempt and therefore a greater safety margin and chance of success. There is always a 1:1 ratio of the climbing Sherpa/guide and client. We always use professional and experienced climbing Sherpa or guides who have all reached the summit of Everest.

Highly Qualified Sirdar/Team leader

Our guides are professionals who are trained and assessed either via the International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations (IFMGA) resulting in a greater repertoire of skills that enables them to provide a dedicated level of security to you during the expedition, or many years of mountaineering experience on the world’s biggest peaks. Our guides are experience in both advanced and basic rescue courses and all have a minimum of 3 years guiding on Everest.

Advanced Communication method

Satori Adventures Everest expeditions have been at the forefront of providing top communications for our Everest expeditions.This allows us to obtain and deliver comprehensive weather forecasts via U.S., European and Kathmandu weather forecasting. Our lead guide is always equipped with a satellite phone during the climbing and at base camp. Two way radio communications between climbing members, guides, Sherpa and base camp staff is also provided. There is also local mobile network available at base camp that provides easy connection with your family during your stay at base camp.

Weather Forecasts:

To ensure the safeties of our climbers, we always try to use professional weather forecast services. We receive constant updates during our summit push, camp one, two and three acclimatization periods. Exact and updated weather reports are a major factor for a successful summit opportunity. Mountaineering expeditions are a serious undertaking and climbers need to be aware that there are certain risks that are out of the control of Satori Adventures. We prefer to describe our Manaslu expedition as professionally managed rather than guided.

Our expedition leaders always have a satellite phone for communication. We always pass the upcoming weather forecast by phone call and text. However now a days there is a local CDMA phone connection at Manaslu Base camp and around Sama Gaun village.

Health:

We provide a portable altitude chambers (Gamow Box), medical oxygen, and high altitude related medical equipment at base camp and the high camps. We also supply a stretcher above base camp in case of serious injury and the higher camps will also have medical kits. We also ask all climbers to carry individual micro high altitude medical kits above base camp. All climbing members and climbing Sherpa guide are required to wear a personal avalanche beacon above base camp. Finally, we always request all of our climbers to make sure that they have medical and travel insurance which will cover a helicopter evacuation in case of serious sickness or injury on the mountain.

Climbing FAQs and Answer

How hard is to Climb Manaslu Expedition?

Ans> Mansalu Expedition is not so easy as you think, Mount Manaslu is the 8th highest Mountain Peak in the world. Climbing 8000m is not so easy to summit.

Highlights of the trip

  • Professional and Experience climbing Sherpa guide
  • Incredible opportunity for mountaineers to reach 8,000m summit
  • Perfect training preparation for attempt of Everest

Route Map:

56manaslu climbing route map

History

1950: H.W. Tilman, made his famous reconnaissance of Manaslu after his unsuccessful attempt on Annapurna 4. He stated he believed there was a potential route to the Summit of Manaslu via the northeast.

1952: A Japanese reconnaissance party reached 5275 meter on the east side of the mountain.

1953: The first attempt to Summit Manaslu was made by a Japanese team made a summit push reaching 7750 meter before turning back.

1954: Yaichi Hotta planned to lead a 14 member Japanese team on the Second Summit attempt of Manaslu, again via the Northeast but villagers in the area refused to let them enter the area, therefore no attempt was made.

1956: A Japanese team led by Yuko Maki made the first ascent of Manaslu via the North. This 12 member team established camp 6 at 7800 meter and on May 9th. Toshio Imanishi and Gyalzen Norbu Sherpa aka Galalzen Norbu reached the Summit. On May 11th, Kiichiro Kato and Minoru Higeta reached the Summit via the same route.

1971: Kazuharu Kohara and Motoki, part of a 11 man team from Japan, reached the Summit on May 17th via the NW spur. The Japanese had all the ascents of Manaslu at this point.1971: Kim Ho-Sup led a Korean expedition to Manaslu to attempt via the Northeast. Kim Ki-Sup died when he fell on May 4th, 1971.

1972: The Austrian expedition led by Wolfgang Nairz made the first ascent via the SW face. On April 25th, Reinhold Messner, reached the Summit, Franc Jaeger and Andy Schrick disappeared on the Summit Plateau on the same day in a horrible storm. 1972: The Koreans returned with a 12 members expedition led by Kim Jung-Sup via the Northeast Face route. On April 10th 1972, an avalanche killed 16 climbers including 10 Sherpas climbers, the Korean expedition leader and Kazunari Yasuhisa from Japan.

1974: The Japanese women team led by Kyoko Sato attempted via the East ridge. Unable to summit via the East ridge, Naoko Nakaseko, Masako Uchida Mieko Mori and Jambu Sherpa reached the Summit on May 4th via the Northeast route. These were the first women to Summit Manaslu. Sadly, Sadako Suzuki fell and died on the 5th of May between camp 4 and 5.

1984: On January 14, Maciej Berbeka and Ryszard Gajewski of a Polish expedition made the first winter ascent via the normal route

1986: On November 10, Jerzy Kukuczka and Artur Hajzer reached the summit via a new route, in Alpine style, with no supplementary oxygen

2001: On May 22, Ukraine Himalaya 2001 Expedition comprising Serguiy Kovalov, Vadim Leontiev and Vladislav Terzyul successfully summited Manaslu via the challenging south-east face; all climbed without oxygen support.

Manaslu Expedition 2014

Satori Adventures was an organizer of my first expedition on a mountain of 8000 meters and I was more satisfied than I expected. Rishi and was very professional and he was a great help in the organization. He answered clearly and quickly to all my questions throughout the preceding month of the expedition. Once visited Nepal, he was very dedicated to ensure the smooth running and success of our expedition.

As expedition leader, Rishi supported me in all of the procedures for obtaining the permit ascension allowed by the Ministry of Tourism. Regarding the team, all were sympatiques, dedicated and highly professional (Office staffs,Climbing Sherpa,Cook.). Mingma, the Sirdar of the expedition was exceptional for its expertise in mountain and its ability to manage logistics.

Regarding the food, we ate very well during the 35 days of the expedition, which was great for the morale of the whole team. No one in the team has been sick because of food even during the trek which is very important in the success of an expedition of this kind.

In fact, all the elements in place by Satori Adventures contributed to the success of our expedition. All team members have reached the summit. I am very pleased with my experience with Satori Adventures and I solicit again to organize a trekking expedition when I go back to Nepal, for sure!

Manaslu Expedition
Rated 5 / 5 stars

Visit to Heavens

From my very first trip to Nepal in 2013, I was so lucky to met Rishi and his team. Always friendly and very helpful in any situation. Climbing 8000 peaks, you need a very special support and excellent organisation. All this I got from Satori Adventures. Personally from Rishi , Minmatemba Sherpa and many others from this perfect team.

And as a result - successful climb of Manaslu this fall. Can not wait to be back next spring.

I strongly recommend to join this company to visit Nepal with any kind of adventure. You will feel like you are with old time friends.

Manaslu Expedition
Rated 5 / 5 stars

Manaslu Expedition

Best operator in Nepal. Professional and reliable service. Well organized base camp with all required facilities.

Source: Tripadvisor

Manaslu Expedition
Rated 5 / 5 stars

Successful summit Manaslu with Satori Team -Autumn 2019

Going with Satori Adventures was a pleasure on this expedition to the summit of Manaslu in Autumn 2019. The team answered promptly and clearly to all my questions. Organization, logistics, food and a very experienced team during the trekking, at base camp and in higher camps made it ideal to make this a success. Satori Adventures really have good reputation in the word about mountaineering and climbing expedition. They really have such a back up and alternatives to climb safe and successfully. I have only good words and souvenirs, I highly recommend Satori and Entire team.

Manaslu Expedition
Rated 5 / 5 stars

Manaslu Sept. 2019 snowboarding expedition with Satori

I went through a 2 year research and communication before choosing Satori and its founder Rishi. And it was totally worth it. I received exceptional service at a fair price. The team is very experienced and proficient which is of paramount importance to be able to reach the summit of an 8-thousander. At the same time they offer you the flexibility to choose your own style, tactics and approach in small groups in order to get the maximum of your personal abilities, preferences and the time spent in Nepal. This was especially valid for me having the unconventional idea to snowboard alone from summit to base camp. My experience on Manaslu with Satori was an absolute success and I can t wait to go to the mountains again together.

Manaslu Expedition
Rated 5 / 5 stars

best life time experience with Satori in my first 8000M expedition

Summit Mount Manaslu With Ski

I spent 3 months in Nepal skiing an 8000m peak, trail running some of the popular circuits and trekking on the side. Logistics for my trip were incredibly complicated and I was very independent. However, much help was needed from Rishi and his team to ensure I was comfortable, safe and on the right track. I was very happy to use the services of Satori in my first 8000m Expedition. Very impressed by Rishi s knowledge of the permit system and beyond. I did Manaslu summit and Sky from summit to Base camp. It was really my life time experience. The base camp service was excellent. the food was so nice at base camp. Highly recommended if you plan to do anything mountain related in Nepal and want a good experience. Thank you so much Satori

Manaslu Expedition
Rated 5 / 5 stars