What is Manaslu?

NEPAL is a landlocked country in the Himalayas. The country is surrounded by the borders of India and China. Nepal is known for its mountain range which has 9 of the 14 peaks above 8,000 metres in the world. The time difference between France and Nepal is +3.5 hours in winter and +4.5 hours in summer.

The country has a population of approximately 28.98 million (in 2016) and the official language is Nepali. English is still widely spoken in Nepal, especially in the Kathmandu Valley, the country’s capital.

Manaslu is one of the 10 highest peaks in the world, ranking 8th with an altitude of 8163m. The summit is located in Nepal, 120 km west of Kathmandu and dominates the Gurkha massif.







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Manaslu also known as “Kutang” is located in the Mansiri Himal, in the Himalayan region. The peak is located in the west central part of Nepal. The meaning of its name is “Mountain of the Spirit” and it is derived from the Sanskrit name “Manasa” which means “intellectual” or “soul”.

8163m – Manaslu: “the true jewel of the Himalayas”.

Thibaut Wadowski is about to take on an unprecedented challenge at very high altitude with the ascent of Manaslu, the 8th highest summit on the planet. From the summit, a breathtaking panorama of the Tibetan plateau awaits the entire Wadowski team, who will be keen to wear the team’s colours. The ascent will take place via the normal route, the northwest ridge. This expedition will allow the Wadowski team to discover breathtaking landscapes during the whole adventure, but above all to climb the 8th highest summit in the world with a relative technical difficulty.

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Manaslu Expedition

Climbing the eighth highest peak in the world, Manaslu at 8,163 metres. The expedition will start with the first flight from Nice to Paris, then from Paris to Dubai airport and finally an arrival in the Nepalese capital: Kathmandu! After a week of acclimatization on site, the team will travel from Kathmandu to Bhulbule (840m), then from Bhulbule to Jagat. Once in Jagat, the team will go through different stages:

  • Day 1 : Katmandou – Besisahar
  • Day 2 : Besisahar – Tilche
  • Day 3: Tilche – Karka
  • Day 4 : Karka – Bimthang
  • Day 5 : Bimthang – Samdo
  • Day 6 : Samdo – Samagaun
  • Day 7 : Samagaun off
  • Day 8 : Samagaun – Base camp

« Une aventure humaine incroyable au sommet du monde »

My expedition

Three days will be dedicated to a workshop at Base Camp, including acclimatisation, a Puja ceremony to prepare for the ascent period. After acclimatization, the ascent period will last 22 days in order to reach the Manaslu summit at 8,163m. Moving from Camp I to Camp IV before reaching the famous Manaslu summit.

In parallel to the sporting challenge, the wadowski team supports the local economy (association with The Butterfly Help Project). As soon as he returns from the expedition, Thibaut Wadowski will lend a hand to the association by helping the members on site. Moreover, Team Wadowski is calling for donations to bring them school bags and supplies that Thibaut will buy on site.

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