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 ssurvery 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. 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 animossity 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 1 : Arrive Kathmandu & transfer to hotel
Day 2-3 : Prepare Expedition & Briefing
Day 4 : Drive to Gorkha
Day 5 : Gorkha - Khanchock
Day 6 : Khanchok - Arughat
Day 7 : Arughat - Sotikhola 6 hours
Day 8 : Sotikhola - Machhakhola 6/7hrs
Day 9 : Machhakhola - Jagat
Day 10 : Jagat - Ukawa
Day 11 : Ukawa - Ngyak 5/6 hours
Day 12 : Nyak - Namrung 5/6 hours
Day 13 : Namrung - Syalla village
Day 14 : Syalla - Sama village
Day 15 : Sama Village
Day 16 : Sama Village - Manaslu BC
Day 17 : Climbing Period for Manaslu 8163m.
Day 18-44 : Base camp - Sama village
Day 45 : Sama - Namrung
Day 46 : Namrung - Philim village
Day 47 : Filim -Machakhola
Day 48 : Machakhola - Soti
Day 49 : Soti - Arughat
Day 50 : Arughat - Dhading & drive to Kathmandu
Day 51-52 : Kathmandu