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Manaslu is the eighth highest mountain in the world which offers an alternative to Cho Oyu, for those who want to climb a more varied route. It is located in the Mansiri Himal, Part of the Nepalese Himalaya, in the west-central part of Nepal. The name of the mountain comes from the Sanskrit word “Manasa” meaning “Intellect” or “Soul”. Manaslu is also popularly known as the highest peak in the Lamjung District and is located about forty miles east of Annapurna. Manaslu was first climbed by Toshio Imanishi and Gyalzen Norbu members of a Japanese expedition on May 9, 1956. Just as the British lay claim to Mount Everest as their mountain, the Japanese, who were the first to conquer Manaslu, consider this peak as their own. The Manaslu’s long ridges and valley glaciers provide feasible approaches from all directions culminating in a peak that towers steeply above its surrounding landscape. The Nepalese Government only permitted trekking of this circuit in 1991.





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