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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.


Day 01 Arrival Kathmandu. Our airport representative will meet you in the the airport
and transfer you to the Hotel
Day 02 Full Day sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley or leisure time.
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
Day 52 Kathmandu
Day 53 Final Departure
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