Manaslu, a name which means ‘intellect’ or ‘soul’ is located in the central north of Nepal. HW Tilman and Jimmy Roberts photographed the peak during a trek in 1950, but the first real survey of it was made by a Japanese expedition in 1952.
The Japanese also made the first serious attempt on the peak from the Buri Gandaki valley in 1953. The Japanese came back in 1954, but the villagers of Samagaon told them that the first team had been responsible for an avalanche which destroyed a monastery and refused to let them approach the mountain.
Finally in 1956 another Japanese expedition succeeded in reaching the summit. Because of these attempts Manaslu has always been known as a ‘Japanese mountain’ and Japanese mountaineers have made other, difficult, routes to the top.
- Height: (8163m.) (26781ft.)
- Location: Lamjung District, Gandaki Zone, Nepal
- Range: Himal, Himalayas
- Duration: 56 Days.
- Climbing Duration: 30 Days.
- Route: Normal Route.
- Starting Point: Drive to Arughat and Trek to Manaslu Base Camp.
- Finishing Point:Arughat and Drive Back to Kathmandu.
- Date: ...
- F irst ascent May 9, 1956 by a Japanese team.
- Price US$ 00 per climbing member for service up to Summit (4 to 6 Pax).
- Price: US$ 00 per climbing member for service up to Summit. (6 to 8 Pax).
- Price: US$ 00 per climbing member for service up to Summit.(10 to 12 Pax).
Day 01: Departure from Home.
Day 02: Arrival Kathmandu, transfer hotel
Day 03: Kathmandu, free day, hotel
Day 04: Kathmandu - Official formalities, hotel
Day 05: Bus: Kathmandu to Arughat (570m) By Jeep over night in Camp.
Day 06: Trek to Soti Khola (730m) over night in Camp.
Day 07: Trek to Machha Khola (930m) over night in Camp.
Day 08: Trek to Nero (Yaru Khola/ Jagat) (1370m) over night in Camp.
Day 09: Trek to Philim (1570m) over night in Camp.
Day 10: Trek to bhiphedi (1990m) over night in Camp.
Day 11: Trek to Namru (2630m) overnight in Camp.
Day 12: Trek to Sama Gaon (3520m) overnight in Camp.
Day 13: Trek to Manaslu Base Camp (4400m) overnight in Camp.
Day 14: Manaslu Base Camp - pooja ceremony - Preparation overnight in Camp.
Day 15-45: Climbing period of Manaslu
Day 46: Widraw Manaslu Base camp overnight in Camp.
Day 47: Trek to Sama Gaon Overnight in camp.
Day 48: Trek to Namrong Overnight in Camp.
Day 49: Trek to Jagat. Overnight in camp.
Day 50: Trek to Machakhola. Overnight in camp.
Day 51: Trek to Arukhet. Overnight in camp.
Day 52: Trek to arughat Overnight in Lodge.
Day 53: Drive back to Kathmandu overnight in Hotel.
Day 54: Rest/free day in Kathmandu and farewell Diner.
Day 55: Transfer to International Airport and fly home.
Day 56: Arrival at home.