Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Within ourselves, we have the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach the height of our dream. Of course, passion is the energy that excites you to go for that venture which you have planned for long. Truly, the recent successful Manaslu Expedition organized by Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition also justifies this.
Nepal is also affected seriously by the COVID pandemic. The tourism industry is the one which is the most affected one. It is almost completely at closure for almost two years. Since tourism is one of the major sources of Nepal’s national income, the effects of the industrial halt are more severe in the overall economy.
The presence of Mount Everest, the tallest mountain in the world, is the main reason for Nepal’s popularity among tourists. Besides, those eight other mountains are above 8,000 m in altitude. Thousands of other peaks, almost all of them exceeds 5,000 m altitude, also draw the attention of tourists. Most importantly, the hilarious floras and faunas, incredible natural beauty, typical culture, and hospitality keep you close to this country.
Mount Manaslu (8,163 m) is the eighth highest mountain in the world. Manaslu lies in Thoche, Dharapani, and Samagaun Villages of Manang and Gorkha Districts in the Western Development Region of Nepal. Manaslu Expedition is one of the most exciting adventures in the world. Manaslu, also known as “Mountain of Spirit” was first successfully climbed by Toshio Imanishi and Gyalzen Norbu, members of a Japanese expedition. Since then many people have successfully scaled this peak.
Manaslu Expedition is a must-do trek for anyone planning to go for the Mount Everest Expedition or any other peaks above 8,000 m. And this expedition can be easily done by those who have the experience of any peaks between 6,000 to 7,000 m altitudes. This is a perfect expedition to experience not only the challenges of climbing an extreme altitude peak but also experience the death zone altitude climb. The climbing route is technical and strenuous with fixed rope line support available to reach the summit.
Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition has recently completed an important expedition to mount Manaslu. According to the Managing Director Mr. Prakash Devkota, the Manaslu expedition that started on 3rd September 2021 has been completed by the end of September 2021. The expedition team has arrived in Kathmandu on Friday (1st Oct.). He admitted that “ Nepal Guide Treks and Expeditions is carrying out back-to-back mountain expeditions even in this crisis just because of the trust trekkers have upon us.” He insisted that “The successful Manaslu Expedition has shown the golden rays of hope for the recent future of the tourism industry in Nepal.”
The details of the Team led by Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition on a September Manaslu Expedition is presented below:
- Yeniel Madrigal from the USA has attained the Manaslu summit on 28th September 2021 at 11:30 am.
- Michael Brama from the Netherlands has ascended the summit of Mount Manaslu on 28th September, 2021at 11:30 am.
- Shrinivas Sainis Dattatraya a resident of Singapore has successfully scaled the summit of Mount Manaslu on 29th September 2021 by10:00 am.
- Martin Jachym of the Czech Republic has stepped on the apex of the Manaslu peak on 27th2021 at 11:30 am.
- Dendi Sherpa, a Nepali professional climbing guide representing Nepal Guide Treks and Expeditions has scaled the peak on 28th September 2021 at 11:30 am.
- Nuri Sherpa, a Nepali climbing guide has attained the success of the September Expedition of Mount Manaslu on 28th September 2021 by 11:30 am. He is also a professional trekking guide.
- Dorgi Sherpa from Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition has successfully attained the summit of Mount Manaslu by 28th September 2021 at 11:30 am.
Yeniel Mardigal writes on his Facebook: The success of the Manaslu Expedition has made his dream true. He writes, “This achievement is not my achievement, but a collaboration of some of my friends, family, and myself together.” Through his post, he has thanked Nepali Sherpa guides and his international teammates too.
The expedition led by Dendi Sherpa along with two other professional Nepali guides and four foreign climbers achieved the rare feat on September 28 for the first time after the COVID crisis. The ascent was not easy. The last short section, a snow-covered rock outcrop, is very steep. It seems as if it is the sharp edge of the knife and climbers take significantly more time to climb this part. Dendi said, “Our team started the summit push from Camp 4 at 4:00 am on September 28, and reached the summit at 11:30 am.”
The success of the Manaslu Expedition led by Nepal Guide Treks and Expeditions is a significant day not only for the company but also for the entire tourism in Nepal because it has already shown some golden rays of hope for the mobility of the tourism industry in the days to come. The successful summit of the world’s eighth highest peak itself is a big achievement.
How difficult is Manaslu Expedition?
Climbing a mountain above 5,000 m altitude is not easy. Before starting the expedition one must have a fit body with a positive mind. Manaslu is one of the technical mountains with significantly more days of alpine climbing and contingency days in case of bad weather.
The climb will demand every ounce of your fitness and awareness. Altitude sickness will challenge you unless you spend enough acclimatization in the meantime and stay well hydrated and consume enough nutrition.
The real alpine challenge begins from the base camp. You will be climbing on steep ice and snow surfaces. Once you climb up at the Base Camp, the climbers prepare here for the real alpine climbing and successful Manaslu submission. Some of the longest and uphill steep climbs will be on your way to the summit. The climbing route is in a very exposed area and there are significant dangers of crevasses opening and avalanches. Ladders are set up by guides from several expedition teams and it is best to always follow the instructions of your guide when climbing. All the basic training for mountain climbing is a must for Manaslu expeditions as well. Stress endurance, cardiovascular exercises, jogging, hiking, rock climbing, etc. are very essential for Manaslu climbing as well.