Manaslu East Face from the village of Lho.
Image Size : 480 x 320 mm
Print Size : 594 x 420 mm
Manaslu is the eighth-highest mountain in the world at 8,163 metres (26,781 ft) above sea level. It is in the Gurkha Hilal section of the Nepalese Himalayas, in the west-central part of Nepal. The name Manaslu means "mountain of the spirit" and is derived from the Sanskrit word manasa, meaning "intellect" or "soul". The peaks stands about 64 km east of Annapurna from which it is separated by the Marsyangdi River valley. 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.
This image of the mountain's northern aspect was taken from the village of Samagaon, situated at the head of the Buri Gandakhi Valley.