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2002 American Manaslu Expedition

"Seeking the Spirit"

Itinerary / Dispatches

The American team will climb Manaslu during the pre-monsoon climbing season of 2002.  Using data gathered from previously successful climbs they have determined that the optimum time to be vying for the summit is between May 1st and May 12th, and therefore their proposed itinerary will place them in summit position beginning May 2nd.

Using a satellite phone and a rugged computer they will be coming to you live from Nepal via periodic dispatches.

Day Date Activity
1-2 Apr 5-7 Fly from Seattle to Kathmandu
3 Apr 8 Tour and customs
4 Apr 9 Drive to Gorkha; trek to Arughat
5 Apr 10 Trek from Arughat to Khanchock
6 Apr 11 Trek from Khanchock to Yari Khola
7 Apr 12 Trek from Yari Khola to Phidim, Deng
8 Apr 13 Trek from Phidim, Deng to Namru
9 Apr 14 Trek from Namru to Sela
10 Apr 15 Trek from Sela to Samagaon
11 Apr 16 Trek from Samagaon to Base Camp
12-13 Apr 17-18 Rest and acclimatize
14-16 Apr 19-21 Establish Camp 1
17-19 Apr 22-24 Establish Camp 2
20-23 Apr 25-28 Establish Camp 3
24-26 Apr 29-May 1 Establish Camp 4
27-37 May 2-12 Summit Attempt Climbs
38-39 May 13-14 Return to Base Camp
40-48 May 15-23 Trek to Kathmandu
49-50 May 24 Fly home

Note: A calendar day is "lost" on the trip from Seattle to Kathmandu and a calendar day is "gained" on the return trip.


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