Mount Manaslu

Mount Manuslu

Mount Manaslu

Mount Manaslu, which ranks 8th in the ranking of the highest mountains in the world. It has a height of 8163 meters. Located within the borders of Nepal, Manaslu is known as Kutang in the region. In the local language, it means Spirits Mountain.

Just One of 14 Summits in the Himalayas

Manaslu Mountain is one of the 14 peaks of 8,000 meters in the Himalayas. Despite its harsh climate and natural conditions, it is a mountain preferred by amateur mountaineers. It is a mountain with great avalanche risk. Indeed, previous disasters are proof of this. In addition, the climbing is easy thanks to the wide ridge and glacial valleys. There is also a full 177 kilometers of trekking trails and is one of the most popular routes in the world.

Manaslu Mountain Location

Manaslu Mountain. It is located in the Himalayas Massif. It is located 40 kilometers west of Mount Manaslu.
The Manaslu region can actually be considered a massive in itself. Because in the Manaslu Massif, except for the main peak, that is, the 8163-meter peak. Himalchui (7,893 meters). There are 5 more important mountains such as Ngadi Chuli (7,871 mt. Shringi {7,187 mt. Langpo (6,668 mt) and Saula (6,235 mt)).

How to get to Manaslu Mountain ?

Pokhara is Nepal’s third largest city. It is located 200 kilometers west of the country’s capital, Kathmandu. Mount Manaslu is 50km from Pokhara city. Pokhara is one of the country’s biggest tourist destinations. It is one of the most expensive cities in the country due to its roads to the Himalayas and home to British Gurkha soldiers. You can reach Pokhara by plane. If there is no direct flight, you can reach Kathmandu by connecting flight.

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Manaslu Mountain Summit Walks

Although Manaslu Mountain may seem like an easy 8 thousand, it is not what it seems. Especially the avalanche danger makes it difficult to climb this mountain.
Harold William ‘Bili’ Tilman made the first attempts to climb Manaslu Mountain in 1950. It started with an expedition organized by an English mountaineer named In fact, a route to Manaslu was discovered by chance during the efforts to reach Mount Annapurna. Although there were climbing attempts by Japanese teams between 1950-1955, they were able to reach up to 7750 meters, but they could not see the summit. The first successful ascent of Manaslu Mountain was made on May 9, 1956 by Japanese mountaineers Toshio Imanishi and Gyalzen Norbu.

The first disaster recorded in Manaslu Mountain took place in 1972. An avalanche fell on the mountaineers as they continued their climb after a large team trying to climb the mountain camped at 6500 meters. And 15 mountaineers lost their lives in this disaster.
The second disaster recorded in Manaslu Mountain was in September 2012, when 12 mountaineers lost their lives as a result of avalanche. Some of the missing mountaineers died during the search and rescue efforts, which were disrupted due to bad weather conditions.

Hillaree Nelson is a renowned mountain climber who has gained global recognition for her achievements in climbing some of the world’s most challenging peaks. With over 20 years of experience in mountaineering, Nelson has become a respected figure in the climbing community, admired for her exceptional skills and unwavering determination. She has successfully climbed mountains like Mount Everest, Aconcagua, Denali, and Vinson Massif, among others, and has also undertaken challenging expeditions in remote and harsh environments, including Antarctica. Nelson’s accomplishments and contributions to the world of mountaineering have made her a role model for many aspiring climbers worldwide.

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