MANASLU (6 weeks: August-September 2013) (alternative to Baruntse)

At 8,156m, Manaslu is the world’s eight highest mountain, providing the best preparation for Everest.

The approach will be by helicopter  from Katmandu to Samagown (3800m) where, following preliminary acclimatization, the expedition will trek to basecamp at 4800m. The climb will involve full Sherpa support and oxygen. The ascent is via the classic North East face.