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Join us in 2023 in Nepal for the 
Manaslu Expedition (8163m)

Everest One adventure company Head Climbing Sherpa Ang Tshering climbing in the Himalayas

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, we have prepared an incredible itinerary matched with a strong team of expert climbing Sherpas  to take you to the true summit.

 

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, where we spend a few days acclimatising before trekking to Manaslu Base Camp.

 

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 or similar expedition, preferably with a prior 7000m climb. You must have reasonable climbing skills and should be able to carry 10-15kg, 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.

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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 and previous experience of a Himalayan (or similar climb) above 7000m.

Group Size:

Maximum of 8 climbers

Trip Dates: 
2nd September to 14th October 2022

Trip Duration: 42 days

Trip Start:

Kathmandu

Trip End:

Kathmandu

Trip Route:

North-West ridge

Trip Price:

USD$22,000

Everest One adventure company climbing team wearing Everest One jackets

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 over 20 summits of the mountain, not to mention more than 50 summits of Mt Everest, giving you assurance that you are in the best of hands.

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, distinguished 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.

Small team

Manaslu is a big mountain.

 

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 on the mountain, are dynamic, have greater flexibility, we have the capacity to allow input from team members regarding decision making and therefore, are able to have a much 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 in this journey together every step of the way and when it comes to summit push time, we'll practically be family.

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, having led expeditions on Everest and Lhotse.  

He and his team 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 an easy access to base camp ER facilities.

Our Sherpas are also well-trained in all aspects of hygiene, to ensure that you don't come down with a stomach bug the day before you leave base camp for the summit.

 

Having a smaller team also assists with staying healthy.

The Manaslu Expedition climbing team
Photo of Allan Cohrs, owner and head guide for Everest One, an adventure based climbing company.
Allan Cohrs
Expedition Manager

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

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 our guests 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, Manalsu and many other high-altitude peaks.

 

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 Manaslu with his expert team of high altitude Sherpa guides.

He has guided in all corners of the globe with over 20 high altitude climbs in the Himalayas including Mt Everest (8850m), Lhotse (8516m), 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 some of the highest success rates in both climbs and treks they lead. 

 

Their experience expands to handling logistics, decision making, assessing risk and managing a happy and harmonious team. 

Team member of Everest One, the small group adventure travel specialists
Ang Tshering Lama
Expedition Leader

Ang is one of the most technically experienced and professional Sherpa guides in Nepal.

 

He is intelligent, relaxed, witty, methodical and organised. Ang is a climbing instructor and advisory board member of the Khumbu Climbing Center in Khumbu, Nepal and also spent time in the mountains in the US as a park ranger performing search and rescue on Rainier National Park and Denali National Park in Alaska where he lead 4 expeditions on Denali.

 

Ang has climbed extensively in Nepal, Tibet and Mustang including 5 summits of Mt Everest.

 

In 2017 he performed the worlds highest rescue from 8600 meters on Everest saving the lives of a Sherpa and his client from Pakistan.

 

Apart from guiding and climbing mountains, Ang is a social worker, working with the education of children in remote villages and rebuilding the damaged schools in the villages of Nepal after the earthquake in 2015.

 

Ang loves to share the culture, traditions and adventures from his country and mountains to people from around the world.

Photo of climbing Sherpa Mingma Chhiring, a member of the Everest One climbing team for the Manaslu climbing expedition in Nepal.
Mingma Chhiring Sherpa
Sirdar - Head Sherpa 

Mingma comes from the village of Phortse in the Khumbu region.

Once a Monk in Tengboche Monastery, he later moved into mountaineering and has not looked back.

Mingma is a lead instructor of the Khumbu Climbing School and also graduated from the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) in the USA.

Mingma is quiet in nature but his climbing resume is impressive.  Just in his family alone (including his father, uncles and his siblings) they have over 70 Everest summits.

Personally, some of Mingma's climbs include:

  • Everest x 15

  • Manaslu x 3

  • Cho Oy x 6

  • Makalu x 2

  • Kanchenjunga x 1

  • Ama Dablam x 7

Photo of climbing Sherpa Nawang Tenjing, a member of the Everest One climbing team for the Manaslu climbing expedition in Nepal.
Nawang Tenjing Sherpa 
Climbing Sherpa

Nawang Tenjing Sherpa comes from the village of Phortse in the Khumbu region.

He is one of the lead instructors of the Khumbu Climbing Centre.

He started his career young unlike many Sherpas.

He has vast experience in 8000m climbing and has summited Manaslu 9 times.

He is trained in Wilderness First Aid Medicine.

Personally, some of Nawang Tenjing Sherpas climbs include:

  • Everest x 8

  • Everest in 2011/12/13/16 with Himex

  • Everest in 2017/18 on North side (Tibet) with Alpenglow

  • Everest in 2021 with IMG

  • Manaslu x 9

  • Ama Dablam x 2

  • Muztagata (China) x 3

Photo of climbing Sherpa Lal Bahadur, a member of the Everest One climbing team for the Manaslu climbing expedition in Nepal.
Lal Bahadur Tamang 
Climbing Sherpa

Lal Bahadur comes from Rasuwa district in the Langtang area.

He started his big mountain expedition career with the Swiss expedition and most of his Everest summits are from the Tibetan side.

He has also reached the summit of Manaslu a number of times.

Lal Bahadur has the most extensive climbing resume from his district.

He has completed his mountaineering course with the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA)

Personally, some of Lal Bahadurs climbs include:

  • Everest x 7 (6 from the Tibet side and 1 from the Nepalese side)

  • Manaslu x 2

  • Broad Peak (Pakistan) x 2

  • K2 (no summit)

  • Himlung x 7

  • Saribung x 2

Photo of climbing Sherpa Furu Chheten, a member of the Everest One climbing team for the Manaslu climbing expedition in Nepal.
Furu Chheten Sherpa 
Climbing Sherpa

Furu is from the village of Phortse in the Khumbu district.

He is also a graduate from the Khumbu Climbing Centre.

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

Personally, some of Furus climbs include:

  • Everest x 6 (1 from the Tibet side and 5 from the Nepalese side)

  • Everest 2019 with National Geographic Everest Expedition
  • Everest 2021 with SNT
  • Manaslu x 4
  • Manaslu 2021 with SNT
  • Lhotse x 2
  • Lhotse 2018 in Autumn with Hillary O'Neil and Jim Morrison (First ski decent)
Photo of climbing Sherpa Tenzine Gyalzen, a member of the Everest One climbing team for the Manaslu climbing expedition in Nepal.
Tenzing Gyalzen Sherpa 
Base Camp Manager

Tenzing Gyalzen is from the village of Phortse in the Khumbu district.

He is a lead instructor at the Khumbu Climbing Centre.

He is also an International Mountain Guide

He also worked as part of the construction team of the centre where almost 900 climbing Sherpas have graduated.

Personally, some of Tenzing Gyalzens climbs include:

  • Everest x 3

  • Everest 2019 with National Geographic Everest Expedition as Base Camp Manager

  • Everest 2021 with National Geographic Everest Expedition as Climbing guide

  • Makalu x 1

  • Ama Dablam x 4

  • Lunak Ri 2016 with Conrad Anker and David Lama as Base Camp Manager

  • Lunak Ri 2018 with David Lama as Base Camp Manager

  • Cholatse 2018 with David Lama as Climbing guide

Photo of climbing Sherpa Lakpa Chhiri, a member of the Everest One climbing team for the Manaslu climbing expedition in Nepal.
Lakpa Chhiri Sherpa
Climbing Sherpa

Lakpa is from the Dolakha district.

He has extensive experience at climbing above 8000m with summits of both Everest and Manaslu.

He is less of a talker but a strong and hard climber in the mountains.

He completed his mountaineering course with the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA).

Personally, some of Lakpas climbs include:

  • Everest x 4 (2017/18/19/21)

  • Manaslu x 2

  • Annapurna x 1

  • Makalu x 1

  • Ama Dablam x 2

  • Gaugiri (Dolpo) x 1

Photo of climbing Sherpa Mingma Tamang, a member of the Everest One climbing team for the Manaslu climbing expedition in Nepal.
Mingma Tamang
Climbing Sherpa

Mingma is the youngest climbing Sherpa of the team at 23 years of age.

He started his career as a porter at the age of 14.

Since then, he has reached the summit of Everest twice already and has been shown to be extremely capable and strong in the mountains.

Mingma is a graduate of the Khumbu Climbing Centre in Nepal.

Personally, some of Mingma's climbs include:

  • Everest x 2 (2019/21)

  • Everest 2018 to Camp 3

  • Lobuche East

  • Island Peak

  • Mera Peak

Tent pitched in the snow at Camp 2 on Manaslu, the 8th highest mountain in the world in Nepal.

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 via helicopter back to Kathmandu, where a hot shower, pizza and cold drinks await.

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

 

 

Sunset Helicopter Ride
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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.

To join this expedition with Everest One, travel insurance is compulsory.

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