Mount Manaslu Expedition lies 64Km. east of Annapurna, between Gorkha & Manang districts in northern Nepal.Lying at the edge of one of the most isolated Himalayan valleys in central-western Nepal, Manaslu is the world’s eighth highest mountain. Mount Manaslu Expedition offers an alternative to Cho Oyu for experienced climbers who want to climb a more varied and challenging eight thousander.
Off All the fourteen thousanders, twelve were first summitted by climbers from the west while two were conquered by Asians. The fact that the peak was first climbed by a Japanese Expedition has made it one of the most popular mountains among Japanese mountaineers. It all began with a Japanese Manaslu Reconnaissance Expedition in 1952. This was followed by Japanese expeditions in 1953 and 1954 but the latter was unable to approach the mountain following opposition from the inhabitants of Samu Village along the route. Its name is derived from the Sanskrit word manias, meaning intellect or soul. Manaslu’s long ridges and glaciers offer feasible approaches from all directions, and end in a peak that towers sharply above its adjoining landscape.
The next Japanese expedition which arrived in 1956 was led by sixty two years old Yuko Maki, a seasoned climber. This team of climbers met with success on 9th May 1956 when Toshio Imanishi and Sherpa sirdar Gyalsten Norbu made it ot the summit.This happended to be the first Asian expedition to conquer an eight-thousander.
Mount Manaslu Expedition is recommended only to experienced mountaineers. To join us on this expedition, you need to be fully acquainted with mountaineering techniques. Ideally, you must have completed Alpine climbs and must have prior altitude experience of climbing a 6,000m or above peak.
Our Mount Manaslu Expedition itinerary allows an enough acclimatization and climbing preparation for the ascent of Mt Manaslu. Check out our fixed itinerary for Mount Manaslu Expedition or just send us an email and we’ll tailor make an itinerary based on your requirements.