Manaslu (8,156 m) is the eighth highest peak in the world, and is located in the Mansiri Himal in the central western part of Nepal. The word Manaslu derives from the Sanskrit name Manasa, which means "intellect" or "soul.”The peak itself was first summitted on May 9, 1959, by two Japanese climbers, Toshio Imanishi and Gyaltsen Norbu. The first Nepalese to summit Manaslu was Urgen Tsering Sherpa on April 22, 1973.
Manaslu Protection Area established with the principal objective of accomplishing conservation and ecological management of the surroundedregion, which contains Manaslu. The Manaslu region offers a diversity of trekking opportunities. The desirable and famous Manaslu trekking track of 177 K.M.The trekking stream follows an antique salt trading trackbeside the Budhi Gandaki River. The Manaslu Protection Area was established with the principal objective of accomplishing conservation and ecological management of the region surrounding Manaslu.