Manaslu Climb

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Manaslu is the 8th highest mountain in the world and situated in the central region of Nepal in the Gorkha massif The name Manaslu was derived from the Sanskrit word “Maanas” meaning “soul” or “intellect”. Toshio Imanishi, Japan and Gyalzen Norbu, Nepal were the first to climb Mount Manaslu on 9th May 1956. Though there are many routes to this mountain, as the long ridge and valley glacier offer feasibility to approach from different directions, but South Face is considered to be the most difficult.

Our Manaslu Climb expedition caravan route begins from Gorkha to Samagaon, then to Manaslu Base Camp. Besides just climbing the mountain, Manaslu region offers some of the best trekking with stunning views of Manaslu Massif, Annapurna and Lamjung Himal. After completion of Manaslu Climb we retrace our route via the Larky La to the Annapurna classic route, making the expedition even more memorable one.

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Manaslu Climb Expedition fixed departure 2018/2019
Days    Spring                  Autumn         Outlined itinerary    Overnight
1           6-Apr                   7-Sep             Arrival Katmandu.    Hotel
2           7-Apr                   8-Sep             At leisure in Kathmandu, administrative formalities. Hotel
3           8-Apr                   9-Sep             Drive Kathmandu-Arughat (671m / 2201ft.). Camp
4           9-Apr                   10-Sep           Trek to Machha Khola (890 / 2920ft). Camp
5           10-Apr                 1-Sep             Through the gorge to Jagat (1420m / 4658ft). Camp
6           11-Apr                 12-Sep            Beyond Philim (1,607m / 5272ft.). Camp
7           12-Apr                 13-Sep            Trek to Deng (1,806m / 5925). Camp
8           13-Apr                 14-Sep            Trek to Namrung (2,672m / 8766ft.). Camp
9           14-Apr                 15-Sep            Trek to Shya (3,529m / 11578ft.). Camp
10         15-Apr                 16-Sep            Trek to Samagaon (3,780m / 12401ft). Camp
11          16-Apr                17-Sep            Rest & acclimatization at Samagaon. Camp
12          17-Apr                18-Sep            Trek to Manaslu Base Camp (4665m / 15,305ft). Camp
13          18 Apr-14-May    19-Sep-15-Oct  Climb Manaslu using 4 camps above Base Camp. Camp
40          15-May               16-Oct             Cleaning up Manaslu Bbase Camp. Camp
41          16-May               17-Oct             Trek to Samagaon (3,780m / 12401ft).Camp
42          17-May               18-Oct             Trek to Samdo (3,873m). Camp
43          18-May               19-Oct             Trek to Larkya Phedi (4,492m / 14737ft.). Camp
44          19-May               20-Oct           Cross Larkya La (5,211m) and further to Bimthang (3720m / 12204ft).    Camp
45          20-May               21-Oct             Trek to Gho (2,567m / 8421ft). Camp
46          21-May               22-Oct             Trek to Dharapani (2,007m / 6584ft). Lodge
47          22-May               23-Oct             Trek to Syange (1,195m / 3920ft). Lodge
48          23-May               24-Oct             Trek to Bulbule (1,316m / 4317ft.). Lodge
49          24-May               25-Oct             Drive to Kathmandu. Hotel
50          25-May               26-Oct             At leisure in Kathmandu. Hotel
51          26-May               27-Oct             Depart Kathmandu.    //  //  //

Day by-day itinerary
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu.
Upon arrival in Kathmandu airport, check out through the immigration and exit the airport and look for MOUNTAIN CLIMB Representative with a placard mentioned MOUNTAIN CLIMB, and transferred to hotel by our private vehicle.
   
Day 02: At leisure in Kathmandu / Last minute preparation/Administrative formalities.
While we finish our last administrative formalities at the Ministry of Tourism for the Manaslu Climb Expedition, the climbers will  have chance to visit some sights sounds of Kathmandu city or simply do any last minute remaining personal preparation for the expedition. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Arughat (671m / 2201ft.).
Our Manaslu Climb Expedition starts with early morning overland drive to west of Kathmandu following the road towards Pokhara alongside the Trisuli river. We can also see the mighty Himalayas with Ganesh, Annapurna and Manaslu. After driving about six hours we finally reach at Arughat Bazaar and trek further on the banks of the Buri Gandaki river for overnight camp. Overnight in Camp.

Day 04: Trek to Machha Khola (890 / 2920ft).
Walking ups and downs through forest as we continue to head upstream along the Buri Gandakhi further continue trekking up reach at Machha Khola village. Overnight in Camp.

Day 05: Trek to Jagat (1420m / 4658ft).
Further along the Buri Gandaki valley along gorge and forest to hot spring at Tatopani to wide open village near Jagat where we camp for overnight stay. Overnight in Camp.

Day 06: Beyond Philim (1,607m / 5272ft.).
Day of relatively easy ups and downs through settlement of Salleri we enter to Buddhist influenced region passing through Philim and further about an hour walk to Philim. Overnight in Camp.

Day 07: Trek to Deng (1,806m / 5925).
Trekking through steep uninhabited gorges through pine and rhododendron forest to Gurung village “Ngak” and further about an hour’s walk to our camp. Overnight in Camp.

Day 08: Trek to Namrung (2,672m / 8766ft.).
Climb initially and then descend to cross a suspension bridge to the opposite bank pass by mani walls (prayer stones) and chortens, signs of truly in a Buddhist area. Then further trek through the forest densely vegetated with birch and pine trees amongst the trees just before Namrung. Overnight in Camp.

Day 09: Trek to Shya (3,529m / 11578ft.).
We enter a descendants of Tibetan immigrants many year ago the Nupri Region pass through the villages of Barcham, Li, and Sho, and have spectacular views of Manaslu North, Manaslu main, and Naike Peak etc. Overnight in Camp.

Day 10: Trek to Samagaon (3,780m / 12401ft).
Continuing our Manaslu expedition further, today is a short day walk as we continue up the valley. Further continuing follows the valley with great views of Peak 29 ahead and Himalchuli, Manaslu etc come into view and soon arrive Samagaon ( Sama village), where we camp.

Day 11: Rest and acclimatization in Samagaon.
A day to acclimatize, relax or take gentle day walks in the area or walk up to the monastery in the afternoon, or visit the Manaslu Base camp if enough energy, but could take around 10 hours round trip. Overnight in Camp.

Day 12: Trek to Manaslu Base Camp (4665m / 15,305ft.). Overnight in Camp.
From Samagaon the trek to Base Camp leads up steep paths through spectacular hanging glaciers and rugged icefalls and rhododendron trees to Manaslu Base Camp (4665m). It is comfortably positioned on rock and protected from strong winds though there are often cloud condensed and snow fall occasionally. We spend few days at Base Camp taking rest and acclimatizing before heading up to Camp I. Overnight in Camp.

Day 13-38: Manaslu Climbing period. Overnight in Camp.
We set up four camps above Manaslu Base camp before the final summit push. While our Climbing Sherpas set up camps and stock foods above Base camp, climbers will have time to going up and down the mountain for acclimatization and training. We give priority of maximum number of climbers to the summit, and when everyone ready for the summit providing weather favorability we ascent to the summit of Mount Manaslu and return to Camp 2 on the same day and then following day to Base Camp. Overnight in Camp.

Day 39: Cleaning up Manaslu Base Camp.
As part of our Environmental Responsibility, and our effort to make the Manaslu expedition an Eco-Manaslu expedition, we clean up all our garbage, trash and human wastes etc at Base Camp and bring them down for proper disposal. Overnight in Camp.

Day 40: Trek to Samagaon (3,780m / 12401ft).
So we are all set to leave the Base Camp packing up the expedition, retrace our route back to the beautiful Samagaon village where we camp overnight. Overnight in Camp.

Day 41: Trek to Samdo (3,873m / 12706ft).
Crossing yak pastures and gradually climbs the valley enjoying fantastic views of the mountains especially Manaslu we reach the last permanent settlement in the valley at Samdo. Overnight in Camp. Overnight in Camp.

Day 42: Trek to Larkya Phedi (4,492m / 14737ft.).
We have a couple of stream crossings, the Larkye Glacier appears on the opposite bank then further steady climb, skirting around the Sarka Khola to camp at a small brick hut at Larkya Phedi (Larka base camp). Overnight in Camp.

Day 43: Cross the Larkya La (5,211m / 17096ft) further to Bimthang (3720m / 12204ft).
Today we leave the Manaslu region entering to Annapurna region. Early crossing of the pass climbs onto the moraine of the glacier with views of Larkya Peak., further gradual ascent to the top of the Larkya pass (5211m / 14737ft), the highest point of the trek enjoying magnificent views of mountains including Annapurna 2, Kanguru, Himlung Himal etc and descend down to soon to our camp at Bimthang after long walk of approx 11 hours. Overnight in Camp.

Day 44: Trek to Gho (2,567m / 8421ft).
Descending through rhododendron forests we have now almost entered into the Annapurna valley to Gho.
Overnight in Camp.

Day 45: Trek to Dharapani (2,007m / 6584ft).
Following the Marsyangdi downstream into forest of rhododendron and pine we have now before entered into the Annapurna region at Dharapani. Overnight in Lodge.

Day 46: Trek to Syange (1,195m / 3920ft).
Following down the Annapurna circuit trail we reach at open valley of Taal and further down to Chamje to Shyange. Overnight in Lodge.

Day 47: Trek to Bulbule (1,316m / 4317ft.).
Climbing up the village at Bahundanda (1,310m) and further continue to Bhulbule (1,314m) then to our last stop at Besisahar (760m) making the Manaslu circuit trek a great memorable and unforgettable experience. There will be a small party farewell party in the evening with the trek staffs and porters. Overnight in Lodge.

Day 48: Drive to Kathmandu & transfer to hotel.
We drive Beshishar to Kathmandu about 6 hours and transfer to Godawari village Resort, check in the hotel and rest of the day relaxing or free day. Overnight in Hotel.

Day 49: At leisure in Kathmandu / Last farewell dinner.
A free day in Kathmandu. As part of our effort to make the Manaslu Climb Expedition more memorable, we will have a small last farewell program with souvenir giving of an Ice-axe especially designed by us (Mountain Climb) to each successful Summitter and certificate of climbing to all Non-summmitter members. Overnight Hotel.

Day 50: Transfer to airport for final departure flight.
Mountain Climb representative will meet you at the hotel and transfer to airport for onward international departure flight.

We have noted few probable points regarding Manaslu Climb expedition whether they might be helpful:

Length of Manaslu Climbing Expedition
Our Manaslu Climb Expedition total duration is 50 days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu), this duration is planned for the overall expedition such including administrative formalities, approach to / fro Base Camp, acclimatization at Base camp, and above Base camp for the summit attempt etc….The daily waling /climbing / ascent duration depends on each camp basis, such as during approach to Base camp an average walking duration is 5-6, whereas from Base camp to Camp different camps is 4-5 hours in average and from Camp 4 to the summit is 8+ hours depending on each climber. The above average duration is just generalized, but the actual climbing duration depends on each climber.

Administrative Formality / Climbing permit

There are quite lot of government formalities for obtaining the Manaslu Climbing permit, and as a professional mountaineering Expedition organizer company we take every administrative formalities for Climbing Manaslu seriously so that the member/client could enjoy a hassle free Manaslu Climbing. We process the permits 3 months in advance, therefore you are requested to send the relevant documents (please print them, fill up, scan them & send us by e-mail along with a scan passport photograph):
If you are a member of the Manaslu Expedition userfiles/Member Bio-data(1).doc
For Leader of the Manaslu Expedition need extra doc userfiles/Leader doc-Mountain Climb(2).doc
Risk & Release for for each Manaslu Expedition member userfiles/Assumption of Risk & Release(1).doc

Difficulty of the Manaslu Climb
This is another major question frequently asked. And the answer to this is rather simple; the difficulty of any mountaineering depends on your previous climbing experience, physical fitness, mental preparedness etc… Manaslu Climbing is of course difficult not from technical part but due to its harsh weather conditions, high altitudes. There will be fixed ropes at difficult section of the climb to different camps to the summit for climb, so if you are bit careful about using your personal equipments such as you must not forget to cliff on your safety karabiners on fixed lines, step up your crampons carefully etc, the climb is not difficult, but for altitudinal adaptation, though the expedition is well planned in terms of proper acclimatization, at the same time it is important that you must have at least previous climbing / mountaineering experience for Manaslu expedition and proper use of technical gears such as crampons, jumar, ice-axe etc., also physical exercise by running, long walking, cardio vascular exercises. It is also important that you have general check up with your doctor before coming on the expedition.

At an Emergency
MOUNTAIN CLIMB prides itself on being prepared for any emergency situation during Manaslu expedition. Our guides / Sirdars are trained in first aid and can deal with most of the basic ailments that are associated with the Manaslu Climbing / mountaineering. When a serious emergency does occur, then outside help is needed and such rescues are expensive therefore every climber should have his or her own insurance arranged before coming to Nepal. It is advised that you buy the Insurance Policy right from the home Country through a reliable Insurance company covering medical, accidental and rescue evacuation. Please ensure with your insurance company whether they really cover the risk for such high altitude mountaineering expeditions such as for Manaslu expedition. All our guides, staffs and porters are well insured from Mountain Climb before departure for the expedition.

Food safety & the types of food
Food safety to keep our Manaslu expedition members is a priority for us, therefore we brief you about the food safety before departure on an expedition. All food we take for Base camp use are freshly bought from the market, properly checked the date validity or freshness before we dispatch for the expedition and all our cooks and kitchen staffs are trained in cooking varieties of hygienically prepared foods and good taste.

During approach to / fro Manaslu Base camp you will have your breakfast and dinner at your teahouse. We stop for lunch at one of the various trailside restaurants. And snacks are always easy to find. During your stay at Base Camp our well trained and experienced cook will prepare fresh and tasty meals and snacks. We will have plenty of food including the traditional Nepali meal Dal Bhat (rice, curry, and lentils), noodles, rice, potatoes, vegetables and soup and Nepalese versions of western food such as pizza and French fries too. There will be also various types of snacks such as biscuits, chocolates, nuts etc also special cakes prepared by our cook with plenty of drinks such as tea, hot chocolates, coffee, juice etc… And for the Full board expedition service food for higher camps above base camp will be various types of light / energy foods such as chocolate bars, dry fruits, biscuits, tea, coffee, sugar, whole meal packed food etc….

Drinking water during Manaslu expedition
During approach from the expedition starting point to Base camp and Back to the finishing point your guide will provide you with all the water you need during your trek to Base Camp, though you may also buy bottled water on the trail, but we do not encourage much on this as the plastic bottles are difficult to dispose off and have become an environmental problem. During your stay at Base camp the water source is either from a small stream or snow melting that our cooks boil and 100% safe to drink or cooking. Above Base camp in the mountains the water source is from snow melting which is safe for drinking as well.

Equipment you should bring
Choosing the right equipment is very important especially for climbing. All group climbing equipments for Manaslu Expedition such as tents, ropes, snow bars, ice-screws, shovel, fuel, cooking pots are provided from Mountain Climb for full board expedition service, whereas you need to have enough personal clothes to stay warm and good gears for climbing or cool yet not over packed. Usually you will have warm days and very cold nights. Detailed information about the personal gear are available on request or briefly explained about the gear list section of the page.

Extra money to bring
Without knowing your proper service selection of the expedition either Full Board expedition service, Base camp service or any other services, it is next to impossible to justify the correct amount you would need to bring, but there will be always only little money that you can bring for personal expenses such as souvenirs, drinks, personal equipment etc... Therefore, we advise you on this after your chosen expedition service.

Experience of our guides / staffs
MOUNTAIN CLIMB has some of the most dependable and experienced guides / Climbing Sherpas. All of our guides / Climbing Sherpas have spent years climbing mountains and Manaslu Climbing experience with many times to the Summit, so you can be confident in our staffs.

Accommodations & toilet facility
We provide a single room for Manaslu Climbing expedition members in Kathmandu. During your approach to Manaslu Base camp you need to share a tent. We prvide one tent for two members and at Base camp you will be provided a single tent with thick mattress and pillow to make your sleep comfortable and at Camp I and above you need to share tent with another member which will be also warmer. There will be also a separate toilet and shower tent facility at Base Camp.

Environmental Responsibility
Our approach is to raise environmental awareness among Climbers making the Manaslu Climb expedition an Eco-Manaslu expedition. We also give information to our valued clients on how to minimize maximum damage on the environment. We clean up and bring all our garbage back from Manaslu Base Camp and from the mountain as far as possible produced during the expedition. Yearly we invest 3% of our net profit for the above purpose and furthermore, in participating in various social works in Nepal. We always heartily welcome and enchant your comments and suggestions for a better way to serve our customers, environment and nature.

Apart from above if you have any further comments or suggestion, please write us:


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Trip Facts

Manaslu Climb
World’s 8th highest mountain

Elevation: 8,163 m/26,781 ft
Coordinates: 84° 33' 22'' E- 28° 32' 52''N
Activity: Mountaineering expedition
Grade: 5 (needs high level of physical fitness & climbing experience at least above 7000m)
Duration: 51 days
First ascent: A Japanese team led by Toshio Imanishi who himself and Gyalzen Norbu, Nepal first climbed Manaslu on May 9, 1956.
Listing: Eight-thousander, 8th highest mountain in the world
Entry: Gorkha        Exit:
Beshishar

Manaslu Climb Fixed departure expedition 201/2019
Days Spring Autumn Outlined itinerary Overnight
1 6-Apr 7-Sep Arrival Katmandu. Hotel
2 7-Apr 8-Sep At leisure in Kathmandu, administrative formalities. Hotel
3 8-Apr 9-Sep Drive Kathmandu-Arughat (607m). Camp
4 9-Apr 10-Sep Trek to Machha Khola (883m) Camp
5 10-Apr 11-Sep Through the gorge to Jagat (1416m). Camp
6 11-Apr 12-Sep Beyond Philim (1,607m) Camp
7 12-Apr 13-Sep Trek to Deng (1,806m) Camp
8 13-Apr 14-Sep Trek to Namrung (2,672m) Camp
9 14-Apr 15-Sep Trek to Shya (3,529m) Camp
10 15-Apr 16-Sep Trek to Samagaon (3,780m) Camp
11 16-Apr 17-Sep  Rest & acclimatization at Samagaon Camp
12 17-Apr 18-Sep Trek to Manaslu Base Camp (4665m) Camp
13 18-Apr 19-Sep Climb Manaslu using 4 camps above Base Camp Camp
14 19-Apr 20-Sep Manaslu Climbing Camp
15 20-Apr 21-Sep Manaslu Climbing Camp
16 21-Apr 22-Sep Manaslu Climbing Camp
17 22-Apr 23-Sep Manaslu Climbing Camp
18 23-Apr 24-Sep Manaslu Climbing Camp
19 24-Apr 25-Sep Manaslu Climbing Camp
20 25-Apr 26-Sep Manaslu Climbing Camp
21 26-Apr 27-Sep Manaslu Climbing Camp
22 27-Apr 28-Sep Manaslu Climbing Camp
23 28-Apr 29-Sep Manaslu Climbing Camp
24 29-Apr 30-Sep Manaslu Climbing Camp
25 30-Apr 1-Oct Manaslu Climbing Camp
26 1-May 2-Oct Manaslu Climbing Camp
27 2-May 3-Oct Manaslu Climbing Camp
28 3-May 4-Oct Manaslu Climbing Camp
29 4-May 5-Oct Manaslu Climbing Camp
30 5-May 6-Oct Manaslu Climbing Camp
31 6-May 7-Oct Manaslu Climbing Camp
32 7-May 8-Oct Manaslu Climbing Camp
33 8-May 9-Oct Manaslu Climbing Camp
34 9-May 10-Oct Manaslu Climbing Camp
35 10-May 11-Oct Manaslu Climbing Camp
36 11-May 12-Oct Manaslu Climbing Camp
37 12-May 13-Oct Manaslu Climbing Camp
38 13-May 14-Oct Manaslu Climbing Camp
39 14-May 15-Oct Manaslu Climbing Camp
40 15-May 16-Oct Cleaning up Base Camp  Camp
41 16-May 17-Oct Trek to Samagaon (3,780m) Camp
42 17-May 18-Oct Trek to Samdo (3,873m) Camp
43 18-May 19-Oct Trek to Larkya Phedi (4,492m) Camp
44 19-May 20-Oct Cross Larkya La (5,211m) and further to Bimthang (3720m) Camp
45 20-May 21-Oct Trek to Gho (2,567m) Camp
46 21-May 22-Oct Trek to Dharapani (2,007m) Lodge
47 22-May 23-Oct Trek to Syange (1,195m) Lodge
48 23-May 24-Oct Trek to Bulbule (1,316m) Lodge
49 24-May 25-Oct  Drive to Kathmandu Hotel
50 25-May 26-Oct  At leisure in Kathmandu. Hotel
51 26-May 27-Oct Depart Kathmandu. //  //  //

Manaslu Climb Full board expedition service includes:
•    4 nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on bed & breakfast basis,
•    Airport-hotel-airport transfers,
•    Overland transportation as per itinerary
•    Manaslu Climbing and all other applicable permits,
•    Cargo clearance & duties fees,
•    3 member : 1 Professional High altitude climbing Sherpa backed Base Camp cook & kitchen helpers,
•    1 Government liaison officer,
•    Daily wages, equipment allowance, insurance, food for above mentioned staff, porters and Liaison officer,
•    3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch & dinner) throughout the expedition period at Base camp & while approach         to/from Base camp,
•    Base camp tent with thick mattress, chair, table, dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, shower tent,
•    50 kg weight allowed per member for personal equipment,
•    Transportation of all food supply & expedition equipments to / from Base camp,
•    Garbage shipped off charges from Base Camp,
•    1 member : 4 Oxygen and 1 climbing Sherpa: 2 Oxygen with mask and regulator,
•    High altitude (above Base camp) food,  fuel for member & climbing Sherpas,
•    High altitude tent, ropes, snow bar, rock piton, fixings, shovel, ice-screws etc…
•    1 Gamow bag / O2 for emergency use  only,
•    Satellite phone, Walkie-Talkies,
•    Solar panel for power supply,
•    Emergency Helicopter rescue arrangements,

Cost excludes

•    Travel to /from Nepal,
•    Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu, drinks, postage, telephone bills & all items of personal nature,
•    Personal travel, high risk, accidental and medical insurance of member,
•    Climbing Sherpa summit bonus US$ 795 per Sherpa, US$ 440 per person (those who do not go to summit due to client reason),
•    Respective expenses if one returns earlier from the expedition due to sickness or emergency purpose.
•    Any extra services not mentioned herein cost inclusion

Manaslu Climb Base camp service includes:
•    4 nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on bed & breakfast basis,
•    Airport-hotel-airport transfers,
•    Overland transportation as per itinerary
•    Manaslu Climbing and all other applicable permits,
•    Cargo clearance & duties fees,
•    Base Camp cook & kitchen helpers,
•    1 Government liaison officer,
•    Daily wages, equipment allowance, insurance, food for above mentioned staff, porters and Liaison officer,
•    3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) throughout the expedition period at Base camp and while approach to/from Base camp,
•    Base camp tent with thick mattress, chair, table, dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, shower tent,
•    50 kg weight allowed per member for personal equipment,
•    Transportation of all food supply & expedition equipments to / from Base camp,
•    Garbage shipped off charges from Base Camp,
•    1 Gamow bag / O2 for emergency use  only,
•    Solar panel for power supply,
•    Emergency Helicopter rescue arrangements,

Cost excludes

•    Travel to /from Nepal,
•    Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu, drinks, postage, telephone bills & all items of personal nature,
•    Personal travel, high risk, accidental and medical insurance of member,
•    Any services above Base camp,
•    Respective expenses if one returns earlier from the expedition due to sickness or emergency purpose.
•    Any extra services not mentioned herein cost inclusion

Manaslu Climb Gear list
Group climbing equipment, including fuel, stoves, ropes, fixings, tents, snow bars is supplied from Mountain Climb. For Full Board expedition service whereas Climbers will need to provide their own personal equipment.

Manaslu Climb suggested Personal Gear List
 TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT
•    1 Climbing Harness
•    1 pair of climbing boot.
•    1 pair of Gaiter
•    1 pair of Strong Crampon
•    Perlon. 6 mm, 40ft long.
•    1 pair of Ski or trekking pole
•    1 Daypack (approx 50 lit)
•    1 Backpack (approx 100 lit).
•    1 Ice-Axe with leash (60 cm)
•    2 Jumar (Ascender)
•    1 Belay device: ATC or figure 8.
•    Carabiners: 4 Screw-gate (locking) and 6 regular twist-lock.

FOR SLEEPING
•    1 High Altitude Sleeping Bag (Expedition quality minus 20° C)
•    1 B.C. Sleeping Bag (minus 20° C)
•    1 Therma-Rest foam pad.
•    1 Foam pad

FOR HEAD
•    1 Woolen warm hat that fully covers your ears
•    1 Good sun hat or baseball cap
•    2 Bandanas or Neck gaiter
•    Thick balaclava, very thin balaclava or face mask
•    Sun cream (2 small tubes).
•    Balaclava: 1 heavyweight & 1 lightweight
•    Lips cream (2 sticks).

FOR HAND
•    1 pr polypro gloves.
•    1 pr heavy wool mitts.
•    1 pr over mitts (Gore-tex) double liners
•    1 pair of fleece/ wind stopper glove

CLOTHES
•    1 Thick fleece pant
•    1 Fleece jacket
•    4 T-shirts
•    2 Cotton pants or trekking pants
•    2 expedition T-shirts
•    1 wind proof jacket (Gore-tex)
•    1 Pile jacket: 1 Heavyweight pile
•    1 Pile pant
•    3-4 pieces of regular lightweight underwear. Synthetic or wool, but no cotton!
•    2 expedition weight underwear
•    1 Long underwear
•    1 Long-sleeved shirts
•    1 Down Suit
•    1 Down Jacket
•    1 Down Pant.
•    1 Down parka
•    Down suit if you do not have thick down jacket and down pants.
•    Gore-Tex Shell Pants & Shell Jacket with hood.

FOR LEGS
•    1 Light hiking boots or trekking shoes
•    1 pair of sandle or Sport shoes or low top shoes
•    4 pair brand new wool or Pile Climbing socks
•    4 pair brand new liner socks. Thin wool, nylon
•    Vapor barrier socks(Optional)
•    Some lightweight socks

BITS AND PIECES:
•    Plastic bags
•    2 lighters
•    Notebook/pens/pencil
•    Reading material
•    Music player and tapes (if prefer music)
•    2 Locks
•    Games- if you prefer(cards, dice, mastermind, rumicub, uno,  risbee, small ball etc.
•    Money pouch/belt/inside pocket
•    Clothes peg
•    Ear plugs     PRIMARY ESSENTIALS
•    Passport and some copies
•    2x Passport photos
•    Credit card
•    Traveller's cheques
•    $ cash, some in small bills
•    Important addresses and phone numbers
•    Airline Tickets

MISCELLANEUS
•    A good quality small Camera (Optional)
•    1 Water bottle.
•    1 Liter Thermos Flask
•    1 Pee bottle
•    Two sets of high quality Sunglasses (100% UV, IR)
•    1 Ski Goggle. 100% UV & IR.
•    1 Swiss Army knife
•    Compressions stuff sacks
•    1 Headlamp with spare batteries and bulbs
•    2 Large good quality duffle bags with lock.
•    Cup:
•    Bowl
•    Spoon

TOILETRIES
•    Lip salve, Razor, Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Moisturizer, Shaving cream, Liquid soap (biodegradable). There should be sufficient throughout the duration of your expedition.
•    Small towels (2) Nail clipper, Mirror, Scissors

HEALTH CONSIDERATIONS/MEDICINE
Acute Mountain Sickness (if going above 2500m)
Diamox (Acetazolamite) 250mg

Antibiotics
Ciproloxacin 500mg or norfloxacin 400mg

Antibiotic/anti-fungal skin application
Antibiotic (mupirocin 2%) ointment (15gm tube), Antifungal (clotrimazole or miconazole) cream

Allergy Inflammation & Itch
Anti-inflammatory cream/ointment/gel, hydrocortisone cream 1%

Antiseptic
Povi-Iodine (Betadine), Savlon or Dettol soap, burn cream silver sulphadiazine (20 gm tube)

Disinfectant for water
Iodine tabs or iodine solution eg. Lugol's or iodine crystals (25ml with dropper)

Diarrhea
Imodium or Lomotil caps

Eye and Ear infection
Antibiotic drops or ointment for eye and ear

Indigestion
Antacid tabs

Nausea and Vomitting
Maxolon or Stemetil

Painkillers (Analgesics)
Paracetamol, ibuprofen 400mg
Oral Rehydration Solution
Oralyte, Gastrolyte, or Electrobion (2 pacs)

DRESSING AND WOUND CARE
Bandaids, Cotton buds, gauze squares, Sterile non stick dressing 10 cm, small roll of 10 cm adhesive tape bandage, elastic bandage 10 cm, closures eg. Steristrips 6 mm wide

INSTRUMENTS
Tweezers, scissors, sewing needle, safety pins, latex gloves

IMMUNISATION
At least six weeks before the departure you will need to consult your doctor to work out an immunization schedules relevant to the Himalayas. You should normally be immunized against Tetanus, Polio, Hepatitis A, Cholera, though you must also contact your doctor for necessary immunization details.

Vaccinations against the following diseases may be useful, although they might be difficult or expensive to obtain. Your doctor will let you know if they are appropriate:
-Rabies.
-Meningitis.
-Japanese Encephalitis.

DENTAL CHECKS
It is most important that you have a through dental examination before the expedition and have any necessary treatment carried out. Dental treatment on the mountain is likely to be drastic and traumatic!

Insurance
All climbing members as well as support staffs must be insured before commencing on an Expedition. It is advised that you buy the Insurance Policy right from the home Country through a reliable Insurance company covering medical, accidental and rescue evacuation. Please ensure with your insurance company whether they really cover the risk for such high altitude mountaineering expedition.

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Payment to Mountain Climb

An advance of 25% of the total cost is required when booking expedition, to be paid at least three month before departure to Mountain Climb.

The balance must reach us at least two months prior to expedition date to confirm a place/s. It can also be paid in Kathmandu before expedition departure on mutual agreement but on certain special condition only.

Mountain Climb reserve the right not to operate expedition without FULL payment receipt before departure for an expedition.

 We do accept last minute bookings if places are open for any departure (up to three weeks before trip date) in a first come, first served basis.

A group / individual participant must arrive Kathmandu at least two days in advance (4 days for Tibet expedition) in order to process your expedition or Tibet permits.

Mountain Climb Cancellation policy

In event of cancellation of your expedition the following charges will be made:
-More than 7 weeks before departure - Deposit amount
-6 weeks before departure date - 25% of total cost
-4 weeks before departure date - 50% of total cost
-Less than 3 weeks before departure date - No Refund.

Please provide us your bank transferred receipt, after the transfer of payment to our account.

Note!
We regret to inform you that we do not accept personal cheques or credit cards due to complicated bank procedures and delays.

Your Complete Financial Protection
Being a reputed and responsible Climbing Expedition organizer company, you can book your trip with Mountain Climb in complete confidence that all monies you deposit / pay for a trip are fully protected.

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