Mt. Manaslu

Manaslu also known as “Kutang” is the eighth highest mountain in the world. It is located in the Mansiri Himal, part of the Nepalese Himalayas west-central part of Nepal. Work Manaslu means “Mountain of the Spirit”. 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. At least there are six different routes to climb Manaslu, of which the south face is the toughest in climbing history.
Manaslu was first climbed on May 9, 1956 by Toshio Imanishi and Gyalzen Norbu, members of a Japanese expedition. It is said that just as the British consider Everest as their mountain, Manaslu has always been a Japanese mountain.