Mt. Manaslu


Feel lucky to be born in a country where we have world’s highest mountains. This time during my visit to Gorkha, I had a chance to see Mt. Manaslu which is the eighth highest mountain in the world, and is located in the Mansiri Himal, part of the Nepalese Himalayas, in the west-central part of Nepal. Its name, which means “Mountain of the Spirit”, comes from the Sanskrit word Manasa, meaning “intellect” or “soul”.

Manaslu at 8,156 metres (26,759 ft) above mean sea level (m.s.l) is the highest peak in the Lamjung District and is located about forty miles east of Annapurna. 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, and is a dominant feature when viewed from afar.

It is just about five hour bus ride from ktm to Gorkha and there you see the mountains if the weather permits!! I had to wait for three days in a row until I saw it on the last day of my return.

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