Over the northeastern flank climbing in the footsteps of the first ascender to the top of the Manaslu.
“The mountain of the soul”, the translation of the name of a mountain with an exciting mountaineering history. In 1956, first ascended by a Japanese expedition, there still is an intense debate about the first descent with skis on an 8000er and whether it was accomplished by the two Austrians Josef Millinger and Peter Wörgötter at the Manaslu in 1981 or by Ives Morin at the Annapurna in 1979. The spirits are still divided about the exact definition.
But this should not bother us. We simply want to climb this beautiful and technical relatively easy 8.163m high mountain. And feel free to bring your skis if you want to. There is hardly any other mountain above 8.000 m that is more attractive for skiing than this one. The Furtenbach Adventures expedition targets the route of the first ascenders over the northeastern flank. An experienced team of Sherpas and a dedicated expedition leader ensure that all participants can undertake the ascent attempt at this impressive mountain under the highest safety standards. One of the biggest safety advantages is the possibility of a helicopter rescue in case of emergency, which would not be possible on any similar 8000er in Tibet. We also use the helicopter after the expedition to get from the last village near the base camp back to Kathmandu which shortens the total duration of the expedition.
- Expedition also possible with skis
- Experienced expedition leader
- High camp equipment and Sherpa support available on request
Day 1 – 10: Arrival and Trekking to Basecamp (4.800m)
1. Day:Arrival in Kathmandu, first get-together at the hotel. Pick up at the airport and transfer to the hotel is included! The first day starts very easy – check in at the hotel, get-together with the other expedition members, a chilled beer at the terrace and feel the growing excitement for the upcoming expedition.
2. Day:Day at leisure in Kahtmandu. For those who haven’t been here before – you will love it. Relaxing, shoppin in Thamel, culture or just soak up the flair of the city. Anyone as they wish.
3. Day:Drive to Aarughat and overnight stay at the lodge. A beautiful hike to the basecamp with perfect acclimatization awaits us.
4. Day:Trek to Machakhola
5. Day:Trek to Yuru Khola
6. Day:Trek to Deng 1900m
7. Day:Trek to Namrung 2600m
8. Day:Trek to Samagoan 3500m
9. Day:Acclimatization day in Samagoan
10. Day:We will reach Manaslu Basecamp at. 4800m
Day 11 – 36: Climbing time
11.-36. Day:Climbing time. The plan is to set up 3 high camps at 5.600 m, 6.550 m and 7.400 m. The last camp will probably be set up at the ascent day.
Day 37 – 43: Descent and Return
37. Day:Descent to Samagoan
38. Day:Helicopter flight to Kathmandu
39.-40. Day:Reserve day for the helicopter
41.-42. Day:Kathmandu. We will enjoy our return to the civilization, with all its amenities while we are waiting for our equipment to arrive from the overland route.
43. Day:End of the expedition / transfer to the airport.
- All organization for the expedition
- Expedition leader
- 5 nights in double rooms at Hotel in Kathmandu (single room available for a supplement)
- Helicopter flight from Sama village to Kathmandu
- All Transfers (jeep / private bus)
- Full board during the whole travel (only breakfast in Kathmandu)
- Beverages during joint meals (no alcoholic beverages)
- Double room accommodation during journey to destination
- Porter / Yak to the base camp and back (30 kg personal luggage / person)
- Sherpasupport for the whole group
- 1 tent per member at the base camp
- Mat for the advance and base camp
- High camp equipment (tent, cooker, dishes, food)
- Total securing equipment
- Insurances (helicopter, accident) and equipment for all Nepalese team members
- Emergency oxygen
- Pharmaceutical travel kit, high altitude emergency medicine, pulsoxymeter
- Kitchen team
- Common tent, shower tent, etc at the base camp
- Satellite communication (WIFI, laptop, solar loading facilities depending on availability)
- Radio communication for base and high camp
- All fees and permits
- Weather forecast
- Security and warranty of an Austrian tour operator
- International flight to Kathmandu (we will gladly make you an offer)
- Lunch in Kathmandu
- Personal insurance
- Visa for Nepal (available at the airport, passport photo required)
- Personal medicine
- Personal climbing Sherpa (for additional charge)
- Personal oxygen for ascent (for additional charge)
- Alcoholic beverages
- Personal mountain and climbing equipment
- Sleeping bag for base and high camp
- Mat for high camp
- Fees for satellite phone and emails
My trip was just great. The organisation, the food and especially the whole team (guide, sherpas and kitchen). I never felt unsafe and were always optimistic in reaching the summit. Only the weather could have been better.