Situated at the edge of one of the most secluded Himalayan valleys in the central-western Nepal Himalaya's Kali Gandaki valley 40 miles east of Annapurna, Manaslu is world's eighth highest mountain.
Manaslu expedition offers an alternative to Cho Oyu for those who want to climb a more varied and challenging 8,000. Manaslu's long ridges and valley glaciers provide feasible approaches from all directions culminating in a peak that towers steeply above its surrounding landscape. At least six different routes to Manaslu exist today of which the south face is the toughest in climbing history. The first attempt to Manaslu was made in 1953 by a Japanese team from the Budhi Gandaki Valley, however, the first ascent was made only in 1956.
This area has always seen relatively few trekkers when compared to other more popular regions of Annapurna and Khumbu region. Together with the stunning scenery around Manaslu makes this trip one of the classics yet unspoiled trekking adventures in the Himalayas. It extends from the crops cultivation area to the area permanently covered with snow and ice; hence it looks like a serrated wall of snow and ice hanging on the sky.
The mountain’s long ridges and valley glaciers offer feasible approaches from all directions and culminate in an Expedition that towers steeply above its surrounding landscape and is a dominant feature when viewed from afar. Manaslu Mountain is not for the debutantes; for this expedition, demands a high level of climbing proficiency on steep, exposed and technical skill and altitude experience of 7000 m. 5+ rock and Ice climbing experience, capable of 6/7 hour walk a day and for the Summit day 8/10 hours walk.
The climbing route follows a relatively straight line to the summit, which has few technical sections. Normally, four camps are set up during Manaslu climbing. A few stretches of steep climbing and crevasses from Camp I to Camp II. Slippery snow climbing required from Camp II to Camp III. Possibility of avalanches from Camp III to Camp IV.
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8156 m/ 26758.5ft
Manaslu Expedition proffers its trekkers with a lifetime experience of deep satisfaction that includes the beautiful memories of Himalayan views, unique floras and faunas, endangered animals which also includes snow leopard and panda, glacier climbing a steep section of snow and ice, Mani walls, Buddhist monasteries and prayer flags, alluring landscapes along with the interesting nature of Nepal.