Introduction to Manaslu
Manaslu is the highest peak of the Gurkha massif, and is the eighth highest
mountain in the world, located about forty miles east of
Annapurna, the 10th
highest mountain. The mountain's long ridges and valley glaciers offer feasible
approaches from all directions, and it culminates in a peak that towers steeply
above its surrounding landscape, and is a dominant feature when seen from afar.
The name Manaslu is derived from the Sanskrit word “Manasa” and can be roughly
translated as “Mountain of the Spirit”.