Mount Manaslu, is the world's eighth-highest mountain, reaching a lofty 8,163m/26,781ft. We climb Manaslu via the North-East Face along moderately-angled snow slopes before a steep snow arête takes us to the summit for magnificent views across the Himalaya.
It is a stunning and remote peak that is an ideal expedition for those looking to climb an 8,000er, or in preparation for Everest.
- Climb the world’s eighth highest mountain
- Helicopter access to the base of the mountain
- Enjoyable expedition in an exceedingly scenic region
If you are considering climbing an 8,000m peak, Manaslu has to be one of the preferred options.
We helicopter into a village at the foot of the mountain where we enjoy day hikes to acclimatise before moving up to the Base Camp to begin the climb.
We ascend by the North East Face, utilising four camps along the way.
The climbing route ascends moderate-angled snow slopes on the lower reaches with a short steep slope above Camp One. The angle picks up towards Camp Four, where we follow fixed ropes through a series of short ice bulges to arrive on a flat col and campsite.
Summit day is a pearler—ascend a series of moderate snow slopes and plateaus, finishing up a steep snow arête to an airy summit with rather grand views!