18 days of trekking around Manaslu, the 8th highest mountain in the world. In pictures. In this part of the photo story, the photos were taken from around 2,500 meters to 4,000 meters above sea level.
Skull of Yak, Peak 29 in the background, Manaslu Nepal 2018
Manaslu Photo Story Trilogy:
- Photo story 1 – First steps in the Budhi Gandaki valley
- Photo story 2 – Getting closer to the giants! First views of Manaslu
- Coming next week
Begging kids in some of the villages and also gates welcoming guests.
One of the locals posing for the picture. He was happy we took a picture of him and smiled when we showed it to him.
Moon and the hill. Manaslu, Nepal.
First views of Manaslu peaks during a nice, bright day. Very close to Lho village where we stayed overnight and met with other Czech climbers – Trava and Miri.
Lho Monastery. Manaslu, Nepal.
Samagaun. Our base camp for 2 nights. We took a trips from here to Punguyan gompa and Manaslu Base Camp.
Prayer flags. Manaslu, Nepal.
Small mana walls were along the way all the time. Trekkers have to pass them from the left (clockwise) in order not to disturb the peace.
Sometimes the best shots are totally random. Like this one. Just got out of bed, got in front of the lodge, pressed the shutter and went for breakfast. It started a great day to the base camp. Manaslu, Nepal.
Our guide Sujan, our porter Tik. Both became great friends!
Enjoying the hospitality of the Manaslu base camp. Czech climbers let us in and provided us with macaroni and black tea. God bless boys!
It turns out the weather changes more often than we change socks and underwear. It’s a bright and clear sky. Five minutes later, it’s like this. Another five minutes later, it rains and snows.
It’s amazing to observe nature as we go higher. We started around 700 meters where it was lush green, full of trees and waterfalls and we are going to 4000 meters, where it’s only bush and berries. In 5000 meters, only rocks and some snow. Nature is beautiful at any height and Nepal has it all.
The trek from Samagaun to Samdo. The entire Manaslu trek is in a valley. It’s just changing from narrow, to a wide one, to a meadow, to plateau, to a pass. But basically, you are always in between mountains. Valley.
Cold morning in Samdo. It was October, but people were already drying up dongs and weeds as they were getting ready for winter. It felt at that moment that it’s coming soon, but then the sun came out and became nice spring weather. The T-shirt was enough.