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MANASLU EXPEDITION

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CLIMB THE TRUE SUMMIT OF MANASLU,

THE WORLD'S 8th HIGHEST MOUNTAIN

JOIN OUR TEAM AND CHALLENGE YOURSELF TO THE NEXT LEVEL

There has been a lot of discussion recently regarding climbers not reaching the true summit of Manaslu.  In 2023, Everest One ran a successful climb, with 100% success, and in doing so, became the 1st Australian team to reach the summit, along with the youngest Australian climber and oldest climber in the world.

So in 2024, we have again prepared an incredible itinerary matched with our same team of expert climbing Sherpas to take you to the true summit.

Our Head Guide, Phunuru Sherpa has led 43 expeditions above 8000m, having scaled Everest an incredible 16 times, and is the current world record holder with 19 summits of Cho Oyu (8201m), along with numerous climbs of other 8000m peaks including Lhotse x 3, Manaslu x 4 and Shishapangma.

Phunuru has been a Lead Instructor for over 17 years and is also the Education Director at the Khumbu Climbing Centre.

 

The remainder of the team, made up of 4 High Altitude Sherpa guides have worked on 135 expeditions above 8000m, with a combined total of 42 summits of Everest, 25 of Manaslu and numerous other 8000m peaks including Makalu, K2, Broad Peak, Lhotse and Cho Oyu.

 

Standing as a relatively isolated 8000m peak in Nepal's central mountain region, Manaslu (8163m) is the world's 8th highest mountain. Like Cho Oyu, it's a good mountain to test extreme high altitude climbing before taking on the Everest challenge. Manaslu is largely a non-technical climb when compared to other 8000m peaks, however, the revised summit route now makes the final part of the climb more difficult with some technical climbing required.

Usually Manaslu expeditions start as a true sea to summit adventure by trekking in from an altitude of 530m through subtropical forests. This expedition will instead bypass the hot and long approach with a helicopter flight into Samagoan. We will summit Manaslu via the North-West ridge by placing four high camps above base camp. The most technical section is through the icefall between Camps 1 and 2, with some potential for serac fall in certain conditions. The remainder of the route is relatively straight forward, with increasing steep sections from Camp 3 and some technical climbing on the final push for the summit.

This expedition requires excellent fitness and prior experience of a Himalayan expedition, preferably with a prior 7000m climb. You must have extensive climbing skills and should be able to carry at least 20kg, demonstrate strong endurance both physically and mentally. 

Previously Cho Oyu was considered the most suitable mountain for climbers entering the world of 8000m peaks. Manaslu has now become the preferred option with simpler logistics, easy access and lower costs.

TRIP FACTS

Trip:

Manaslu Expedition

Country: 

Nepal

Elevation:

8163m

Difficulty:

Hard to difficult

 

Steep terrain that requires ability to climb on snow/ice/rock. Experience with roping techniques including abseiling/rappelling along with good crampon skills.

Grade:

Excellent fitness, stamina and strong mindset with previous experience of a Himalayan (or similar climb) above 7000m.

Trip Dates: 
2nd September to 14th October 2024

Trip Duration: 42 days

Trip Start:

Kathmandu

Trip End:

Kathmandu

Trip Route:

North-West ridge

Trip Price:

USD$24,500

Everest One Expedition Manager Allan Cohrs and Expedition Leader Phunuru Sherpa

Nepal

8163m

42 days

Strenuous 4E

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WHY CHOOSE EVEREST ONE?

THE ONLY AUSTRALIAN COMPANY OFFERING 8000M CLIMBING EXPEDITIONS

Everest One have been guiding treks and climbs in the Himalayas for over 15 years, with great success along with an outstanding safety record.

We do not just take anyone who applies.  We need to know that you are capable and have the required experience to safely undertake the adventure you sign up for.

Taking this approach means smaller groups, plus giving you the added confidence that your fellow climbers are capable and prepared.  This allows our team to be more dynamic and flexible on the mountain, and not forced to join long queues of climbers all pushing at the same time for that perfect weather window.

As the only Australian adventure company offering you the chance to climb above 8000m, you can feel at ease knowing that we are only a phone call away, and also giving you the opportunity to get to know your guides and fellow climbers long before you embark on your journey.

We streamline the process, sorting out all logistics allowing you to focus on the important things, from gear preparation and training, and also steer you through these stages.

Our handpicked team of high altitude climbers are some of the most experienced and professional guides on the mountain.

The climbing team for Manaslu alone have incredible experience with 176 expeditions above 8000m, including 34 summits of the mountain, not to mention more than 55 summits of Mt Everest, giving you assurance that you are in very the best company.

Our client:guide ratio is 1 to 1, meaning you will be paired with your Sherpa at the start of the climb, and they will be by your side for the duration of the trip.

Knowing that you are in the hands of a respected, reputable Australian company gives you the best of both worlds.

 

On hand support and advice at any time and a team of climbers who will inspire you to reach great heights.

Small team

Manaslu is a serious mountain and challenging objective for the climber wanting to experience a climb above 8000m.

You will need to be disciplined, focussed and prepared to take on the climb the 8th highest mountain in the world.

 

You'll find a number of large expeditions on the mountain, with as many as 30 climbers and 40 Sherpas in a single team. For a multitude of reasons, that's not our style. 

By having a small team of climbers, we are able to move more efficiently and carefully on the mountain, have greater flexibility, the capacity to allow input from team members, along with clear decision making, planned performance resulting in a greater chance to summit as a team.

You'll get to know everyone, both fellow climbers and Sherpas closely throughout the course of the expedition. 

With Everest One, we'll have one Sherpa for each climber and they will guide you throughout your rotations.

 

We'll be on this journey together every step of the way and when it comes to the final push, you will be ready to reach the summit.

Staying healthy

It's vitally important to protect your health on the Manaslu Expedition, and Everest One Owner and guide, Allan Cohrs, is an experienced climber and leader on high altitude climbs above 8000m.

We ensure that our Sherpa Expedition Leader and climbing team are the best in the business, which is vital to giving you the greatest chance of realising your dream.

Together, we monitor the team's performance, conduct daily oxygen saturation readings and ensure the team members are eating well, hydrated, obtaining quality sleep, sufficient rest and are at full strength during each phase of the climb.

Such knowledge is an invaluable resource, especially higher up on the mountain without easy access to base camp ER facilities.

Our Sherpas are expertly trained in all aspects of climbing, including monitoring your health and hygiene, to maximise your performance throughout the expedition.

 

Being a part of a smaller team also gives you significant benefits.

The Manaslu Expedition climbing team
Everest One Owner - Allan Cohrs
Allan Cohrs
Expedition Manager

Allan Cohrs BM is the owner of Everest One and personally guides on many of our expeditions.

Sharing time with Allan in the mountains is a common theme most of our guests regularly comment on and part of the reason why so many of them keep coming back.

 

He is down to earth, humble, approachable, discreet, professional, caring and wants you to succeed, but also help you create unforgettable memories along the way. 

You will also be supported by our expert Sherpa guides who have been hand-picked for their professionalism and experience, all of whom have reached the summit of Mt Everest and many other peaks above 8000m.

Having that experience beside you all the way, knowing that everything is taken care of, and your safety and success (in that order) are our primary focus, allows you to relax and feel confident with the decision you have made.

Allan will be managing the climb of Ama Dablam with his Expedition Leader and expert team of high altitude Sherpa guides.

He has guided in all corners of the globe with over 30 high altitude climbs in the Himalayas including Mt Everest (8850m), Lhotse (8516m), Manaslu (8163m), Cho Oyu (8200m), Baruntse (7129m) and Ama Dablam (6812m).

 

Allan also guides on many Himalayan peaks including Mera Peak (6476m), Lobuche East and Island Peak, and also leads trips in Africa with 14 summits of Mt Kilimanjaro (5895m) along with successful climbs of Aconcagua (6960m), the highest mountain in South America. 

He and his team are comfortable at managing clients in a high-altitude environment which has resulted in industry high success rates.

 

Their experience expands to handling logistics, decision making, assessing risk and managing a positive, highly motivated team of climbers. 

Everest One Head Guide Phunuru Sherpa
Phunuru Sherpa
Expedition Leader

Phunuru Sherpa is from the village of Phortse, famous for producing some of the finest Sherpa guides in Nepal. He has been working as an Expedition Leader for more than 15 years, and is focused on safety, careful planning, leading a strong team and providing exemplary support and attention to clients.

 

He is a highly experienced, senior head guide (Sirdar), having led 42 expeditions above 8000m.

 

Some of his achievements include summits of the following mountains:

 

World record holder with 19 summits of Cho Oyu (8201m) in Tibet.

  • 16 x Everest (8848m)

  • 3 x Lhotse (8516m)

  • 3 x Manaslu (8163m)

  • 1 x Shishapangma (8027m)

  • 18 x Ama Dablam (6812m)

 

Phunuru was the first Nepalese climbing Ranger in the USA, having worked in 11 different National Parks in the States. He also holds the record of 6 summits of Denali, the highest peak in the USA.

 

He has also reached the summit of Aconcagua, the highest peak in South America 4 times, along with Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa an incredible 22 times.

 

Phunuru is a lead instructor and Educational Director of the Khumbu Climbing Center in Phortse.

 

He is also certified in Long Line Rescue and Wilderness First Aid.

Everest One guide Sonam Sherpa
Sonam Tashi Sherpa
High Altitude Sherpa Guide

Sonam Tashi Sherpa comes from the village of Phortse in the Khumbu region where he lives with his wife, son and daughter.

 

He has guided on 29 expeditions above 8000m.

 

Personally, some of Sonam's climbs include:

  • Everest x 9

  • Manaslu x 6

  • Cho Oy x 2

  • K2 

  • Broad Peak

  • Ama Dablam x 3

Sonam, and his son and daughter are recognised by the Guiness Book of Records as the first trio from a Sherpa family by scaling Mt Everest together on May 23, 2021.

Everest One guide Ang Karma Sherpa
Ang Karma Sherpa
High Altitude Sherpa Guide

Ang Karma Sherpa comes from the village of Phortse in the Khumbu region where he lives with his wife and 2 daughters.

Like many Sherpas, he started his career young and has acquired vast experience in 8000m climbing, having worked on 43 expeditions.

He is trained in Wilderness First Aid Medicine.

Personally, some of Ang Karma's climbs include:

  • Everest x 14

  • Manaslu x 5

  • Lhotse x 3

  • Cho Oyu x 7

  • Makalu x 2

  • Baruntse x 5

  • Pumori 

  • Ama Dablam x 9

Everest One guide Gyaljen Dorje Sherpa
Gyaljen Dorje Sherpa
High Altitude Sherpa Guide

Gyaljen Dorje Sherpa is also from the village of Phortse, where he lives with his wife, 2 daughters and son.

He has extensive experience climbing at high altitude and an impressive climbing resume, having guided on 31 expeditions above 8000m.

Personally, some of Gyaljen Dorje Sherpas climbs include:

  • Everest x 9

  • Manaslu x 7

  • Lhotse x 3

  • Cho Oyu x 3

  • Makalu

  • Ama Dablam x 3

Everest One Head Guide Dawa Sherpa
Dawa Tenzing Sherpa
High Altitude Sherpa Guide

Dawa Tenzing Sherpa is from the village of Phortse in the Khumbu district where he lives with his wife and son.

He is also a graduate from the Khumbu Climbing Centre and is Wilderness First Aid trained.

He has an incredible climbing resume which includes summits of Everest and Manaslu.

Personally, some of Dawa Tenzing Sherpas climbs include:

  • Everest x 10

  • Manaslu x 4
  • Lhotse x 3
  • Cho Oyu x 4
  • Makalu
  • Ama Dablam x 9
  • Peak Lenin x 2
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Basic Itinerary
(Full details in brochure)

Day 1             Arrive Kathmandu

Day 2             In Kathmandu, final preparation

Day 3             Fly to Samagaon via helicopter (3525m)

Day 4-6          In Samagaon

Day 7             Trek to Manaslu Base Camp (4460m)

Day 8-10        Acclimitisation in Base Camp and Puja

Day 11-20      Rotation climb for Base Camp to Camp 1-3

Day 21-22      Rest at Base Camp

Day 23-38      Climb to Camp 4 and summit Manaslu (8163m)

Day 39-40      Rest in Base Camp, pack and trek to Samagaon

Day 41            Helicopter to Kathmandu and in Kathmandu

Day 42            Depart Kathmandu

What you can expect

Approach (4 days)

From Kathmandu we will helicopter to Samagaon (3525m), a Bhotia village at the base of Manaslu. We will spend 3 nights in Samagaon and do local day trips to acclimalise our bodies for the climb ahead. The trek up to base camp is a steep 1000m climb up the glacier moraine.

Base camp (approx. 1 week)

Manaslu base camp (BC) is comfortable and well-equipped. It will be your home for the next month or so. Each climber will have their own comfortable individual tent with comfortable mattress, extra blankets, and a carpeted floor. We will gather in our warm triple-skin heated and carpeted dining room for meals, and a separate, similarly outfitted communication and meeting tent with full internet facilities.

Here you can chill with fellow climbers, watch movies, check email, and stay in touch with home. In addition, it has become a climbing tradition in the Himalayas for all groups to conduct a small Buddhist ceremony (Puja) to offer thanks to the mountain, and to ask it for safe passage through its environment. As we get ready, we will alternately rest and climb, giving ourselves the preparation necessary for the best chance of success.

Climb (approx. 3 weeks spent above base camp)

After we settle in at base camp, we will proceed with checking and testing all of our climbing equipment before our first rotation through the higher camps. Our rotations will include spending nights progressively higher on the mountain as we climb and familiarize ourselves with the route. Meanwhile, our Sherpas will set up and stock higher camps (C1-C3) with essential supplies needed for the next month of climbing.

Once we are well-acclimatised and our camps are set, we will take some extra time to rest up at base camp, before going for the summit!

After the climb, we will descend to Samagoan and fly out back to Kathmandu, where a hot shower, pizza and cold drink await.

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EVEREST ONE
A GLOBAL RESCUE SAFE TRAVEL PARTNER

Everest One is committed to excellence in every aspect of your trip experience, especially when it comes to safety.

 

That’s why we are a Global Rescue Safe Travel Partner. 

There is no denying that life comes with risk. 

 

You never know what is around the corner, and for that reason, you try to protect yourself by managing risk the best you can. 

 

Adventure travel is no different, and obviously it comes with an element of risk.

 

Whether you are trekking or mountaineering, things do not always go according to plan. 

 

As is the case for most of us in our personal lives, we insure ourselves, our homes, cars and other assets just in case anything goes wrong.

 

Our trips are no different.

 

We understand you have invested a lot of time, effort and money in your adventure.

 

For that very reason, we require each of our clients to obtain suitable travel insurance and evacuation cover (if required) in order to join one of our trips.

 

We occasionally have guests who need to cancel their trip either before it starts or during the trek or climb for various reasons whether it be injury, illness, personal circumstances, work related commitments or family related issues.

 

Whatever the reason, it is important that each client is covered for any situation that may arise.

The most important thing you can do for yourself is head out on your chosen adventure with peace of mind and focus on the reason you are there.

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