Mansiri Himal is a small, high subrange[2] of the Himalayas in north-central Nepal, about 100 km (62 mi) northwest of Kathmandu. The Marsyangdi River separates the Mansiri from the Annapurnas to the southwest, then an upper tributary the Dudh Khola separates Peri Himal to the northwest. On the east side, the Burhi (Budhi) Gandaki separates the Mansiri from Ganesh Himal, Serang or Sringi Himal and Kutang Himal.[3] All these streams are tributaries to the Gandaki.

Mansiri Himal
Sunrise over Manaslu
Highest point
Elevation8,156 m (26,759 ft)[1]
Coordinates28°32′58″N 84°33′43″E / 28.54944°N 84.56194°E / 28.54944; 84.56194[1]
Mansiri Himal is located in Nepal
Mansiri Himal
Mansiri Himal
DistrictsGorkha, Manang and Lamjung
Parent rangeHimalayas
Borders onAnnapurna Himal, Peri Himal, Ganesh Himal, Serang (Sringi) Himal and Kutang Himal

The Mansiri range is also known as Manaslu Himal or the Gurkha Massif. It contains these peaks among Earth's twenty highest (with at least 500m topographic prominence):

  • Manaslu, 8,156 m (26,759 ft), 8th highest
  • Himalchuli, 7,893 m (25,896 ft), 18th highest
  • Ngadi Chuli, 7,871 m (25,823 ft), 20th highest

The Mansiri range is notable for its local relief. It rises 7,000 m (23,000 ft) above the Marsyangdi valley floor in less than 30 km (19 mi) horizontal distance.


  1. ^ a b "Mountaineering in Nepal Facts & Figures" (PDF). Ministry of Culture, Tourism & Civil Aviation. Kathmandu: Government of Nepal. July 2014. p. 171. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-04-25. Retrieved 2019-12-23.
  2. ^ Carter, H. Adams (1985). "Classification of the Himalaya" (PDF). American Alpine Journal. 27 (59). American Alpine Club: 109–141. Retrieved April 29, 2011.
  3. ^ Carter, op. cit., p. 128