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Manaslu

“The Mountain of Spirits.” That’s how the name of Manaslu is translated from Sanskrit. No wonder it beckons all spiritual seekers. Who knows, maybe the sacred teaching and enlightening is waiting for you at the altitude of 8163 meters above the sea level?! How to Get There Manaslu belongs to the Central Himalayan Ridge, and it’s a real gem of the Gorkha District. You can easily reach Gorkha from Kathmandu by bus. The way to the Base Camp passes through rice fields, forests and local Nepalese settlements with original Buddhist traditions. Routes Go trekking to see the mountain from all the sides. The Manaslu Circuit that lasts about 14 days offers an excellent opportunity to contemplate the mountain all around....

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Dhaulagiri I

With the altitude of 8167 meters Dhaulagiri I deserved the title of the highest mountain wholly located in Nepal. The snowy beauty attracts the eyes of every nature-lovers however only the most fearless mountaineers have a chance to approach the very top. Let’s get-to-know how to approach the Himalayan wonder. Head of Dhaulagiri I Etymology of the Name The name of Dhaulagiri comes from Sanskrit, and means “the white mountain.” It's small wonder since thousands of tourists hiking along the sacred Kali Gandaki River are amazed by the stunning snow-white peak from afar. How to Get There Located in Central Nepal, the mountain is easy to reach from Pokhara, which is a must-visit tourist destination. The Dhaulagiri Himal Massif attracts...

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Makalu

The mount of Makalu is the highlight of the Khumbu Region in the Himalayas. The altitude of 8485 meters makes Makalu attractive for experienced mountain climbers and photographers. Needless to say, the spiky peak always impressed locals from both sides - Nepalese and Tibetan. Etymology of the Name Interesting to know that the name of Makalu originates from Sanskrit. “Maha-Kala” means “Big Black,” and it’s named after Shiva. This important Hindu God is known four destroying everything old and unnecessary. So, consider your climb as spiritual cleansing. The History of Climbing For the first time ever the summit was climbed only in 1955. It happened because the fifth summit in the world is located just 19 km away from the...

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Lhotse

Located only 3 kilometers away from the great Everest, Lhotse appears on most photos together with the roof of the Earth. Although Lhotse will never outperform the legendary neighbor, still it is one of the highest (8516 meters) and most adorable peaks for professional climbers. The Everest Massif How to Get There? Located on the Everest Massif, Lhotse is divided between Nepal and China. Climbing the peak from the Nepalese part, you will move through the Sagarmatha National Park. On the other hand, the Tibetan (Chinese) part attracts tourists with the unique culture. Routes to the Top Needless to say, the summit of Lhotse is extremely dangerous even for the most trained and experienced mountain climbers. No wonder it has...

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Kanchenjunga

Kanchenjunga attracts adventure-seekers with its snow-white shapes and the title of the third highest summit in the world after Everest and K2. The mountain consists of 5 peaks and the most upper Kanchenjunga Main reaches 8586 meters above the sea level. The summit of Kanchenjunga Interesting to know that before 1852 the mountain was considered the first in the world by the altitude. It means, adventure-seekers have always dreamed of this about this summit. Keep reading if you are one of them. How to Get There? The top of the mountain lies on the border between Nepal and India (Sikkim State). However, you will notice the snow-white peak from afar. The massive area of Kanchenjunga belongs to 14 protected areas...

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