Mt. Manaslu is 8th highest mountain in the world. It is located in Mansari Himal at 8156 m and listed as eight thousander ultra, lies in Gorkha District. The word Manaslu came from Sanskrit word Manas which means “Soul or Sprit of Mountain”. The Climb of Mt. Manaslu was started from 1956 after the successful summit of Toshio Imanishi and Gyalzen Norbu of Japanese Expedition group.
Mt.Manaslu is a technical mountain to climb. Manaslu base camp lies in slop and flat area, from where you can see the summit to. The way from Camp one to Camp to is slope and non-difficult, having many crevasses on the way. The way between camp one to camp two is almost vertical and steppe. After Camp two the climber may need oxygen Cylinder.The best Season for climbing this mountain is Autumn season from September first to October last.
The expedition begans from Arughat Gorkha after 5-6 drive from Kathmandu to Dhading. Manang Dharapani is another option. This expedition offers beautiful mountain sceneries of many mountain peaks like Dhawalagiri, Annapurna and Ganesh Himal. It is also best to learn and enjoy with Gurung and Tibetan Culture. The final destination for trek is Sama Gaon which is nearby market for Base Camp.