- Basic costs:
- 9.250,00 €
- Full service:
- 17.500,00 €
Manaslu - 8,163 m (26,781 ft) - Nepal
✪ Together to the summit of the soul
✪ Nepal: Welcomed by our Sherpas
✪ An "easy" 8,000m-peak ascent
✪ Individual participation, top teams.
1 - easy / simple
2 - quite difficult
3 - difficult
4 - very demanding
5 - extreme
Stamina - Endurance
A mountain athlete needs endurance above any other specific fitness skill. Cardiovascular fitness is of course always subject to the movement (as climbing rocks or steep ice, you will not be able to transfer your triathlete or running fitness to mountains without being solid in the required mountaineering skills).
Easy treks to EBC or on top of Kilimanjaro. You should be an active person.
More demanding treks, simple climbs, like the climb of Elbrus. You should be a sportive person regularly exercising (at least 2-3x per week).
Very demanding treks like to the top of Aconcagua, or expeditions at the physical lower level like Ama Dablam. You should be an endurance athlete wit mountaineering experience. You should train endurance at least 3x/week.
Some of our special self-supported 8000m+ peak climbs as on Makalu, or to climb Everest (without oxygen-support) fit into this category. Your endurance should be near the level of a professional mountain athlete.
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Manaslu Expedition - 8,163 m peak of spirit
- Basic costs:
- 9.250,00 €
- Full service:
- 17.500,00 €
Airport of departure:
Berlin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, München oder Wien (EU)
Manaslu expedition - services
Your Fullservice-participation includes:
min. 2 - max 5 participants, we provide an experienced Sherpa leader
min. 6 - max 14 participants, we provide international leader
min. 30 kg free luggage + hand luggage
Upgrades, flights from America upon request
Discount on own arrival
Organization and coordination
4 nights in Kathmandu in ****Hotel with bed/breakfast
Climbing permit for Manaslu
Liaison with the Department of Tourism, Nepal.
Fees of the liaison officer (Laison Officer)
Environmental fees (deposit, handling)
Group transfer: Kathmandu - Manaslu base camp - Kathmandu
Accommodation and full board according to itinerary from Kathmandu to base camp and back
Transfer of 40kg of personal equipment to base camp (35kg for return)
Base Camp equipment and setup:
- lounge tent, kitchen tent, and material, toilet tent, shower tent.
- personal sleeping tent
Catering by an experienced Nepali kitchen crew
- Full board: 3 hot meals, afternoon snacks
- Drinks: Boiled water, Tea, Coffee, Tang, Chocolate, Milo, Juice powder.
- Soft drinks or beer (limited to 1 per day)
Power system for charging at base camp (generator and solar)
Satellite phone (usage for a fee)
Rope Fixing Fee
Extensive emergency first aid kit + pulse oximeter + medical oxygen
Radio for emergencies (contact to base camp)
Supervision and coordination
Group ropes and fixation material
High camp equipment: tents, stove, pots and gas
High camp food (except snacks, and some personal meals)
Emergency medicines and emergency oxygen
- their insurance, equipment, and salary
- 1 Sherpa per 3 participants
Support by Sherpas in setting up high camps:
- please book a personal 1:1-sherpa in case you need more support
Supervision and coordination
1 Profesional (guide/leader) per 3 participants
- please book a personal 1:1-sherpa-guide in case you prefer more support
The summit push is generally planned as a team without O2-support:
- Camp 1, Camp 3, Summit
- Supported but not guided (only possible 1:1)
Expenses of personal nature (such as telephone, alcoholic beverages, gifts, etc.)
Travel insurance (health and accident, cancellation)
Nepal visa (prov. USD 125 / EUR 115)
Gratitudes, and Summit Bonus
Manaslu expedition - itinerary
- Day 1 - Arrival in Kathmandu: Transfer from KTM-airport to our hotel on the outskirts of the Thamel district, arrival meeting. 4*hotel, B/B.
- Day 2 - Kathmandu: Meeting of the group and expedition introduction (briefing), check of personal equipment. Rest of the day at leisure, for final shopping and material purchases if necessary. Dinner together. 4*hotel, B/FB.
- Day 3 to Day 11 - Trekking to Manaslu base camp: We drive by bus to start trekking that leads in four to six days to Samagoan (3390m). However, Nepal is developing rapidly and every year the roads in the Manaslu region are drawn further into the mountains. We will acclimate around Samagoan before heading to base camp (about 4900m). Full Board Trek.
- Day 12 to Day 21 - Manaslu high camp C1, C2, C3 - Acclimatization: We use the next two weeks to build the camp chain: camp 1 at 5600m, camp 2 at 6400m and camp 3 at 7450m. The latter camp we try to reach once to be ideally acclimatized. The minimum goal is to exceed 7000m. There is a good option to camp at 6800m (which we might also use, a so-called Camp 2.5 which we will generally not use later). Full Board at Base Camp, High Camp Support for full-service members only.
- Day 22 to Day 26 - Manaslu ascent: For the actual ascent of Manaslu we usually need 5 days.
- 1. Day of climb: Start at base camp. Ascent to Camp 1
- 2. Day of climb: Ascent to Camp 2
- 3. Day of climb: Ascent to Camp 3
- 4. Day of climb: Manaslu Summit, 8163m.
- 5. Day of climb: Descent to base camp.
This schedule of the climb is of course dependent on the weather window and the conditions available. Often the ascent can be done in 4 days, for strong climbers also in 3 days. However, during the ascent, there can also be 1-2 waiting days on the mountain. The ascent is made over wide slopes with steep sections up to 60° in the icefall between Camp 1 and Camp 2 and an exposed summit ridge. It is planned to secure all critical and exposed parts of the ascent route. In good weather, the view at the summit ranges from Dhaulagiri and Annapurna in the west to the Langtang Mountains and Shisha Pangma in the east. Climbing Support for full-service members only.
- Day 27 to Day 32 - Enough time: The remaining 5 days include are reserve days for the acclimatization phase or the climb, waiting for a weather window. Full Board at Base Camp.
- Day 33-36 - Travel to Kathmandu: We pack up and trek out (optional: extra days or earlier exit by helicopter at small additional cost). Drive to Kathmandu. Camping along the way and in Kathmandu 4* hotel B/B. Full Board Trek.
- Day 37 - Kathmandu: Reserve day, farewell and celebration, 4* hotel B/B.
- Day 38 - Departure: Return flight from Kathmandu, healthy and happy back home.
Participation: You want to climb Manaslu?
Requirements: To participate in this expedition you should be an experienced and prudent mountaineer with an excellent physical condition and willingness to work.
- To join as a full-service member of the climb without 02, you should be especially fit, have previous high-altitude experience, and be a good team player.
- In case you wish for a more individual approach, please book a 1:1-Sherpa, and discuss with us the needed support.
- Basic memberships are only open for professional mountaineers or for experienced groups (min. 2 members).
Technical requirements: The ascent is mainly over wide, less steep flanks, but with some technical difficulties: an icefall (6000 m - 6200m), short steep passages around 7300m to 7500m height, and an exposed summit ridge. Good handling of rope on glacier terrain, and belay technique is necessary. Already gained experience with the ascent on fixed ropes (with an ascender) and abseiling is very helpful. You should have experience in mountaineering (at least D- /AS- according to the French /SAC scale), and altitude experience from climbing 6000m-peaks (or higher).
Physical requirements: The climate at Manaslu is rather humid and a few days of rain on the approach or snow on the mountain are generally bearable. Life on an expedition requires good health and a willingness to sacrifice some comfort. A very good physical condition is needed to be sustained for days and weeks, and the summit push either with 800m / 2,700 ft from Camp IV or 1300m / 4,000 ft from Camp III needs excellent mountaineering endurance.
Danger notice: Each participant takes part in this expedition independently and at his own risk. The extreme altitude and cold bring subjective and objective dangers.
Please observe accordingly for the benefit of the team and yourself:
- In case of lacking knowledge, we recommend attending preparatory courses or a preparatory expedition in time.
- Missing mountain experience can and should be acquired in the context of extensive training.
Personal Sherpa Mountain Guide
Your personal Sherpa brings summit experience from various 8000m ascents, will be loyal to you on the mountain and highly motivated to support you. He will help you with the transport of your personal equipment such as oxygen (if desired), sleeping bag, camera and climb the mountain with you as a guide. We only hire Sherpas known to us. You will be assigned a Sherpa who has previously proven himself on one of our 8000m expeditions and whom we trust 100%.
Porters can also be booked together with other participants (1/3 or 1/2) - accordingly your costs would be reduced by one third, half.
1:1 Personal mountain guide on Manaslu
Your personal Sherpa takes over this task. He carries your stuff, takes care of you, takes you to the rope and cooks for you at high camp. In case of doubt he will also try to carry you. Communication will be in English. On the mountain, the procedures are actually clear and if necessary, the expedition leader can help you with communication. Guiding on Manaslu is only possible 1:1. The expedition leader is not your mountain guide. If already on Mont Blanc a mountain guide goes with only 2 guests, how should he guide you on Manaslu with 10 participants? ...if you have the need for a guide, then we recommend our personal Sherpa. He is stronger, knows the way (many have been on the Manaslu summit more than 5x) and gives you a big safety reserve.
- Experienced Nepali Sherpa
- Salary for the whole expedition
- All Sherpa expenses during the expedition
- Equipment budget for your Sherpa
- Insurance for your Sherpa
Not included: Tips (recommendation: US$ 500 to US$ 1.000)
Costs: USD 6,500.-
3 bottle set, mask, regulator, hoses, and carriage to high camps: $2,450 USD
- Extra Oxygen bottle: $610 USD
- Mask and hoses: $285 USD
- Regulator: $485