Manaslu was first climbed in 1956 by a japanese expedition. Its name comes from the Sanskrit word Manasa, meaning 'intellect' or 'soul'. This is the same word that is the root of the name of the holy lake Manasarover near Mt kailas in Tibet. Just as the British considered Everest to be there mountain, Manaslu has always been a 'Japanese' mountain.
The record on manaslu in 2002 was 175 summiters, 120 expeditions and 49 deaths.
HW Tilman 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 Buri Gandaki valley in 1953 when anothere team followed in 1954, the villagers of Samagaon told them that the first team had been responsible for an avalanche which 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 South Korean attempt in 1971, and in april 1972 an avalanche which resulted in the death of five climbers and 10 Sherpas ended the second South Korean expedition.
Reinhold Messner made the fourth ascent of Manaslu as a member of a Tyroleam expedition that climbed the peak from the Marsyangdi valley in 1972.
|Trip Duration: 54 days||Expedition Duration: 50 days||Grade: Mountaineering|
|Accommodation: Camping||Season: Sept - Nov / Mar - May||Activities: Expedition|
|Highest Point: Summit (8,163m)||Price on Request|
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu – Transfer to Hotel. Overnight Hotel.
Day 02 - 04: Official Formalities in kathmandu
Day 05: Drive to trailhead Gorkha
Day 06: Trek Gorkha to Khanchock
Day 07: Trek Khanchok to Arughat
Day 08: Trek Arughat to Sotikhola
Day 09: Trek Sotikhola to Machhakhola
Day 10: Trek Machhakhola to Jagat
Day 11: Trek Jagat to Ukawa
Day 12: Trek Ngyak to Namrung
Day 13: Trek Namrung to Syalla village
Day 14: Trek Syalla to Sama village
Day 15: Rest at Sama Village
Day 16: Trek Sama Village to Manaslu BC
Day 17 - 44: Climbing Period for Manaslu 8163m.
Day 45: Trek back Base camp to Sama village
Day 46: Trek back Sama to Namrung
Day 47: Trek Namrung to Philim village
Day 48: Trek Philim to Machakhola
Day 49: Trek Machakhola to Soti
Day 50: Trek Soti to Arughat.
Day 51: Trek Arughat - Dhading Bensi & drive to Kathmandu
Day 52 - 53: Kathmandu – time on own or sightseeing can be arranged.
Day 54: Transfer to International airport for departure.
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