Characterized by its sharp, picturesque peak, Manaslu dominates the Mansiri-Himal subrange of the Himalayas. First summited by a Japanese team in 1956, the world’s eighth-highest mountain has a long association with Japanese climbers, but among Europeans remains one of the less well-known peaks. Reaching the summit at 8,163m is a serious undertaking, but one that Elite Exped is ideally equipped to help you achieve.
The Mountain of the Spirit
Despite its difficult climbing history - there were four unsuccessful Japanese expeditions between 1950 and 1955 before it was finally conquered - Manaslu is a deceptively easy mountain to climb.
Generally reckoned to be among the least dangerous of the 8,000ers, it lacks the technical sections that make summits like K2, Kanchenjunga or Everest more tricky. Indeed, Manaslu is often treated as a preparatory climb for an attempt on the latter - a practise we at Elite Exped encourage, as we require everyone to have summited at least one other 8,000m peak before joining our Everest expeditions.