Mount Manaslu (8163m.) was first climbed in 1956 by a Japanese expedition. Its name comes from the Sanskrit word manias, 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 been always regarded as the “Japanese mountain” by the Japanese; because of the Japanese people’s first conquered on its top.
HW Tillman and Jimmy Roberts photographed Manaslu during a trek in 1950 but the first real survery of the peak was made by a Japanese expedition in 1952.
A Japanese team made the first serious attempt on the peak from the Buri 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 & refused to let the 1954 expedition climb. The expedition set off to climb Ganesh Himalayan instead.
The Manaslu expedition is much more technical and challenging than Cho Oyu and Sishapangma, so each climber has to have excellent physical and mental preparation as well as a high level of climbing proficiency and altitude adeptness at higher elevation.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu & transfer to hotel
Day 02: Preparation for Expedition
Day 03: Expedition briefing in Ministry of Tourism
Day 04: Drive Arughat via Dhading
Day 05: Arughat – Sotikhola (6 hours)
Day 06: Sotikhola – Machhakhola (930 m),about 5-6 hrs trek overnight in lodge
Day 07 Machhakhola – Jagat (1340 m), 4-5 hrs trek overnight in lodge
Day 08: Jagat – Ukawa
Day 09: Ukawa – Ngyak , 5/6 hours
Day 10: Nyak – Namrung, 5-6 hrs trek overnight in lodge
Day 11: Namrung – Syalla village
Day 12 Syalla – Sama village (3530 m)
Day 13: Rest day at Sama Village
Day 14: Sama Village – Manaslu Base camp( 4460 m)
Day 15- 41: Climbing Period for Manaslu (8163 m)
Day 42: Base camp – Sama village
Day 43: Sama – Namrung
Day 44: Namrung – Philim village
Day 45: Filim -Machakhola
Day 46: Machakhola – Soti
Day 47: Soti – Arughat
Day 48: Arughat drive to drive to Kathmandu
Day 49: Kathmandu
Day 50: final Departure
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