Manaslu lies in the Kali Gandaki valley of the Nepal Himalayas. This mountain was previously known as Kutang, 'tang' being the Tibetan word for flat place, thereby describing the mountain's general summit.
It was then renamed Manaslu which comes from the Sanskrit word "Manasa" meaning "intellect" or "soul". It was first climbed by T.Imanishi & G. Norbu in 1956.
Many consider the three peaks of Manaslu as Japanese peaks as they were the first to reach its summit in 1956. There exist half a dozen different routes on Manaslu today. The south face of this "mountain of intellect" is arguably the toughest in climbing history.
Our trip starts at Sama Gaon, where incidentally Makalu is called Kambung- after a local god. It was here in this same village back in 1954 that the second Japanese expedition met with bitter resistance from the locals. They blamed the presence of the heathen foreigners for the avalanches and pestilence on the valley. They felt that Japanese had insulted the gods dwelling in the mountains thereby angering them into creating such adverse conditions.
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel
Day 02: Full Day sightseeing in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Preparation for Expedition
Day 04: Drive Arughat via Dhading
Day 05: Arughat - Sotikhola
Day 06: Sotikhola - Machhakhola
Day 07: Machhakhola - Jagat
Day 08: Jagat - Ukawa
Day 09: Ukawa - Ngyak
Day 10: Nyak - Namrung
Day 11: Namrung - Syalla village
Day 12: Syalla - Sama village
Day 13: Sama Village
Day 14: Sama Village - Manaslu Base Camp
Day 15 - 41: Climbing Period for Manaslu 8163m
Day 42: Syalla - Sama village
Day 43: Base camp - Sama village
Day 44: Sama - Namrung
Day 45: Trek Namrung to Philim village
Day 46: Filim to Machakhola
Day 47: Machakhola - Soti
Day 48: Soti - Arughat
Day 49: Arughat drive to Kathmandu
Day 50: Rest day in Kathmandu.
Day 51: Final departure to the International Airport.