Manaslu (8163) have summated in 1956 by a Japanese expedition team. Its name comes from the Sanskrit word manasa, meaning "intelligence" or "soul". 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 Budhi 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. 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 ascent of Manaslu as a member of a Tyrolean expedition that climbed from the Marshyangdi valley in 1972.
Highlights of the Expedition
Passing through terrace middle hills of Nepal, explore local custom, way of life, exploring Buddhists monastery, large numbers of panoramic Himalayan sights.
Facts of the Expedition
Destination: Mount Manaslu (8163m)
Minimum altitude: 1522m.
Maximum altitude: 8163m
Season: Spring & Autumn
Duration: 55 days.