At 26,759 feet (8,156 meters), Manaslu is the eighth highest mountain in the world, and is located in the Mansiri Himal, in the west-central part of Nepal.
Its name, which means “Mountain of the Spirit”, comes from the word Manasa, meaning “intellect” or “soul”. Manaslu was first climbed on May 9, 1956 by Toshio Imanishi and Gyalzen Norbu, members of a Japanese expedition. The mountain’s long ridges and valley glaciers offer feasible approaches from all directions, and culminate in a peak that towers steeply above its surrounding landscape, a dominant feature when viewed from afar. Manaslu is considered an ‘achievable’ 8000m peak. The climbing route follows an obvious line that is direct without being too steep. Consequently the climbing is straight forward with little in the way of prolonged technical difficulty, yet there are some exciting sections weaving through ice cliffs below Camp 4 and a delightfully exposed ridge on the final arête to the summit. We will place four camps on the mountain above Base Camp and employ a proven acclimatization program in our build-up to the summit bid.
In our expeditions, we bring together the best components of high altitude mountaineering. On a BBE expedition, you’ll benefit from our many years of experience, our world-class guides, and the most professional Sherpa team in the industry. We also work hard to utilize new technology and equipment advancements, including the latest weather forecasting facilities, safety equipment, and communications systems. We can confidently say that our expedition offers you the most respected staff, resources, food, and base camp support available.
Remote Manaslu Trekking
The Manaslu Conservation Area remains untrampled by Westerners, with only 1/30th the quantity of trekkers that visit the Annapurna region each year. It’s a truly beautiful trek, with spectacular views of the Manaslu as we pass through authentic Hindu and Tibetan-style villages. We start low, acclimatizing with the climbing team, walking through green countryside, and passing small Hindu villages. Heading northwards, the valley opens up to reveal delightful alpine meadows and we step into small Tibetan-style villages which cluster beneath Manaslu’s sweeping North Face. Eventually the trail reaches Samagaon, the largest and most important village in the region. From here you will visit base camp with the team and enjoy the excitement of settling in to camp on an 8000m climb.
If you’d like to join us on one of the highest summits in the world, then you’ve come to the right place. We believe that the ascent should be made in the best style possible, a philosophy that has helped our expedition members achieve one of the highest rates of success on Mount Everest and secured our reputation, year after year.