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Mt. Manaslu (8156m) was first climbed in 1956 by a Japanese expedition. Its name comes from the Sanskrit word manasa, meaning "intellect" or " soul" It is the same root word as that for Manasarover, the holy lake near Mt. Kailash in Tibet. Just as the British considered Everest their mountain, Manaslu has always been a Japanese mountain. HW Tillman and Jimmy Roberts photographed Manaslu during a trek in 1950. but the first real survey of the peak was made by a Japanese expedition in 1952. A Japanese team made the first serious attempt on the peak from the Budi Gandaki valley in 1953. When another team followed in 1954, the villagers of Samagaon told them the first team had been responsible for an avalanche that destroyed a monastery. and refused to let the 1954 expedition climb. The expedition set off to climb Ganesh Himal instead. Despite a large donation for the rebuilding of the monastery, subsequent Japanese expeditions, including the one that made the first ascent in 1956, took place in an atmosphere of animosity and mistrust. The second successful Japanese expedition was in 1971.There was a South Korean attempt in 1971, and in April 1972 an avalanche that killed five climbers and 10 Sherpas ended the second made the fourth ascent of Manaslu as a member of a Tyrolean expedition that climbed from the Marshyangdi valley in 1972.

Trip Facts

  • Activities: Nepal Expedition
  • Trekking Type: Camping
  • Best Season: Sept - Dec / Mar - May
  • Total Duration: 52 Days
  • Climbing Duration: 47 Days
  • Min Group Size: 9+ pax
  • Max. Height: 8,156 m. / 26, 758 FT
  • Transportation: Drive in / Out
  • Trek Start From: Kathmandu
  • Trek End To: Kathmandu
Detail Itinerary Manaslu Expedition Nepal
  • Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu and transfer you to the Hotel by our airport representative.
    Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing and overnight at hotel.
    Day 03: Day free to organize gears and briefing on the trip.
    Day 04: Drive to Gorkha
    Day 05: Trek to Khanchock
    Day 06: Trek to Arughat
    Day 07: Trek to Soti Khola
    Day 08: Trek to Machhakhola 6/7hrs
    Day 09: Trek to Jagat
    Day 10: Trek to Ukawa
    Day 11: Trek to Ngyak 5/6 hours
    Day 12: Trek to Namrung 5/6 hours
    Day 13: Trek to Syalla village
    Day 14: Trek to Sama village
    Day 15: Sama Village
    Day 16: Trek to Manaslu BC
    Day 17 to 43: Climbing Period for Manaslu 8163m.
    Day 44: Base camp – Sama village
    Day 45: Trek to Namrung
    Day 46: Trek to Philim village
    Day 47: Trek to Machakhola
    Day 48: Trek to Soti
    Day 49: Trek to Arughat
    Day 50: Arughat – Dhading & drive to Kathmandu
    Day 51: Kathmandu (Rest Day)
    Day 52: Final Departure