Manaslu is a mountain in the Nepalese Himalayas, the eighth-highest mountain in the world. It is located in the west-central part of Nepal, in the Gorkha District, and its summit stands at 8,156 meters (26,759 feet) above sea level. It's not just its height that makes it such an impressive sight - the landscape is almost perfectly symmetrical, making it seem as if it was carved out of one giant slab of granite. Manaslu is a popular trekking destination, with the Manaslu Circuit being a trendy route. The mountaintop is home to glaciers, ancient forest trees, and some of the cleanest air on earth. The mountain and its surrounding area are protected within the Manaslu Conservation Area, established in 1998 to conserve the region's natural environment and cultural heritage. The strenuous climb is rewarded with breathtaking views that are worth every effort. Even when seen from a distance, you can't help but be drawn to this imposing peak.