The most accessible Eight-thousander (8163m) of Nepal, the eighth by height. Stands in the Gorkha massif, about 40 miles east of Annapurna, which is the tenth one. The name can be translates from Sanskrit as "the mountain of spirit" Due to very long approaches the ascent used to take much longer than the other Eight-thousanders, but on our expedition we use a helicopter and can do it in 30 days. The first ascent was done in 1953 by the ladies' ever first expedition climbing an Eight-thousander. It was from Japan. We offer a Manaslu climb with a helicopter flight to BC, 1 high altitude Sherpa for 1 member, and 0.5 sherpas for common equipment and 4 bottles of oxygen for each member.