Mt Manaslu is the eight highest mountain in the world with an altitude of 8,163 metres above sea level. It is part of the Nepalese Himalayas, at the west-central part of Nepal. It was scaled for the first time on May 9, 1956 by a Japanese expedition team.
Two mountaineers of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) successfully scaled Mt Manaslu recently. The expedition was planned from September 7 to October 5 this year. These mountaineers had successfully summitted many other mountains and led the Nanda Devi search and rescue operations, in which they saved four foreign nationals and returned seven dead bodies from more than 20,000 feet altitude.