Time  12 days 6 hours 18 minutes

Coordinates 15879

Uploaded October 29, 2017

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near Bishal Bajar, Central Region (Nepal)

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Treeking around the Manaslu carried out between the 4th and the 16th of October inclusive of 2017.
A highly recommended route that combines the sporty, scenic and cultural aspect.

The route in 3D: http://doarama.com/view/1792257

Spanish-speaking recommendable treeking guide: ACHUT. Tfno and watsapp
; 97798600199976
Your email: achutrajregmi@hotmail.com
Links:

Village of Sama and its school:

http://www.helpingtohelp.org/2017/10/inauguracion-de-la-escuela-de-sama-nepal/

How the treeking conditions change. On the same dates as us but another year, October 2014, so you can not go through Larke pass.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikplx9W9960


Video of the same tour of a French group - Interesting

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBHU9bmqY_8


The routes of ascent to Manaslu and its history:

https://animalderuta.com/2015/05/14/las-rutas-de-ascenso-al-manaslu/

http://www.2x14x8000.com/el-manaslu-humano/

http://www.viajepornepal.com/nepal/trekkings/manaslu_historia.html

http://www.desnivel.com/expediciones/carlos-soria-feliz-en-el-manaslu

https://www.himalayanchildren.org/tashi-dolma-helps-nubri-valley-villages/

EDUCATION HELP:

https://www.himalayanchildren.org/

FILMS

There are several films that can be found online (emule) very interesting and that deal with various aspects of these areas of Nepal.

SAMSARA: It's made on the border between India and Nepal but the landscape and the people can be anything we've seen along the way.
Link: https://www.filmaffinity.com/es/film104181.html

HIMALAYA: Filmed in 1999, it has exceptional landscapes. Shot in the Dolpo Valley. The protagonist has lived there until very recently and was a very well known person in the movie.
Link: https://www.filmaffinity.com/es/film104181.html

KALO POTHI: Filmed in 2015, it touches the guerrilla issue in some way.
Link: https://www.filmaffinity.com/es/film104181.html

BOOKS

To know the current situation in Nepal and the evolution of recent years I have not found almost material.
I find Jon Juanma's book interesting: Nepal, the unknown revolution. "
It is difficult to find but the download is free and is authorized by the author.
http://jonjuanma.blogspot.com.es/2014/12/el-libro-de-nepal-la-revolucion.html
Wildlife sighting

ANIMALES

Algunos de los animales que hemos visto en el camino.
Waterfall

SENDA

Es una zona donde vemos continuos saltos de agua.
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Waterfall

SENDA

All the way we see waterfalls. During the monsoon it has to be a show.
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SENDA

You start the ups-downs. Good training for the following days. Sometimes you have to go quite concentrated because the road goes to the edge of ravines with heavy falls.
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SENDA

Bridge

PUENTE

Pasamos por un puente nuevo. El anterior se lo ha llevado el monzón.
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fountain

Tatopani

Tatopani translated is "hot springs". In this town there are several springs with thermal waters. We arrived with the idea of ​​taking a bath but the large tank that collects the water was empty. We had to content ourselves with soaking a little while we rested.
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Tree

FLORES

Some of the flowers that we have been able to see. In many places on the road the "maría" grows with strength.
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SENDA

We have gone through an area with a small electric station that takes advantage of a waterfall. It is striking how a small tributary of crystalline water meets the strong turbulent flow of glacial origin of the Gandaki River.
Bridge

PUENTE

Puente en las cercanias de Philim.
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SENDA

We are close to the Dengi village. We see women working in the fields.
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SENDA

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NAMRUNG

We make a stop in the village of Namrung. We take advantage to buy fruit.
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Sacred architecture

Monasterio de Lho

Monastery located on top of a hill. Behind him the view of Manaslu.
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SHYALA

We passed through the town of Shyala. As in other towns along the route we see several lodges under construction. We begin to see great summit.
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Intersection

DESVIO MONASTERIO Praderas PUNTO IMPORTANTE

Camino de Sama there is a detour. The Achut guide proposes us to go to acclimatize. A part of the group decides to follow Sama and others we begin the ascent to get to the monastery that later turns out to be closed. But if you have time it is a VERY RECOMMENDED site. The high meadows are impressive surrounded by mountains all of them of more than 7,500 meters.
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CERCA YAKS

We are going up next to the river that comes down from the Punggen glacier. On the way there is a fence to prevent the cows and yaks that graze in the meadows located above. On the way they are setting up several shops to sell drinks since they expect a lot of hikers at this time. To our left it stands out and highlights the Himal-chuli peak. Its main top has 7,893 meters being the 18th height of the world. Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Himalchuli
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PRADERAS

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PUNG GIEN GOMPA

A site that must be visited although it is closed. The name takes it from the glacier that is next to it. The view is one of the best that the entire route offers. In front we have the Manaslu somewhat covered by clouds. On our left the Nadi Chuli and Himal Chuli.
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Dobhan - LLEGADA ETAPA 2

After passing through a somewhat dangerous area due to landslides, we arrive at the beautiful Dhuban lodge. It is located on a plain beside the river and on the outskirts of town.
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Intersection

DESVIO al campo base.

After returning almost to the town we take the detour that will take us to the base camp little by little.
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Ngadi Fin del treeking

Hotel Super View Ngadi Bhulbhule, Lamjung, NPL +977 9846315289
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Picnic

BAHURDANDA COMIDA MIRADOR

We stop to eat in Bahurdanda, we go around the town and buy fruit. We eat in a nice restaurant with magnificent views.
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panorama

CAMPO BASE MANASLU

We arrive at the plain of Manaslu base camp located at 4,800 meters high, The old base camp was located at 4,400 meters. There are shops of two expeditions that are trying the top. It's a good day and we enjoy the view.
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SENDA

We are going up little by little. To our left the moraine of an impressive glacier that has receded. We begin to see the silhouette of the Manaslu by another of its faces.
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ARAUGHAT Comienzo del treeking PRIMERA ETAPA

Town where the route comes from. After a seven-hour trip from Kathmandu we arrived at Araughat. The trip on the bus an adventure. Seven hours on the edge of great precipices. There is a lot of traffic since the party called DEPAWALI is celebrated, which is a problem in these tracks. There is no room for two buses. All the while doing maneuvers at the edge of the cliff. . People visit their family and it is common to play cards in the street and cross bets, even children with small amounts of money. In Araughat we spent the afternoon and prepared everything for the game the next day. Link parties in Nepal: http://www.viajepornepal.com/nepal/celebraciones/celebraciones.html
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ARUKHET

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LAPU- BESI LLEGADA ETAPA 1

The arrival of the first stage is a small town called Lapu-Besi. The lodge where we are going to have dinner and sleep has the name LAXMI and it is very good. The porters have arrived quite tired. The weight and the strong heat and humidity have taken their toll. But at the time they have recovered and Indra takes the madal and they start singing. We gather around them the people that are in the lodge and we accompany them with their palms. After a while, children and adults from the town appear. For them it is also a party. We cheer up and sing them some song. Achut is commenting on the lyrics of the songs. One that they repeat constantly and we will finish singing it is the famous "Resham Firiri". In another they ask their gods to finish the trip well and above all not to bury an avalanche. At dusk we see in the distance the lights of the towns located on the other side of the valley and even further away from basic services. Links: https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madal https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Resham_Firiri
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SAMA Llegada etapa 6

We arrived in Sama a beautiful village on the slopes of Manaslu. It was built in 1959 by Tibetan refugees. In this town we are going to stay two days to acclimate and that allows us to enjoy it better. The group will try to climb the base camp at 4,800 meters. We got two of the group. Sama is a town with a lot of history and stories. The most important thing is that there is a school that serves several towns in the valley. In support of its construction have taken part and contributed people and climbers like Carlos Soria and Edurne Pasaban. At the inauguration that was made after the earthquake of 2015, he attended and cut the ribbon Valentín Giró de Barcelona. In Sama there are several lodges but there is one special one. It is a project by Carlos Soria to raise money for the village school. We have heard this on the way back. If we had known, we would have tried to do both nights in that place. I put links about this school because they are very interesting: http://www.helpingtohelp.org/2017/10/inauguracion-de-la-escuela-de-sama-nepal/ http://www.desnivel.com/expediciones/carlos-soria-feliz-en-el-manaslu http://www.valentingiro.com/sin-categoria/el-manaslu-lodge-pionero-en-sama/
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SHIO

We passed through the town of Shio. On the other side of the valley we see some villages and further away a Buddhist monastery. The progress is even further for these sites cut by the river.
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Nubri Gap Lama llegada etapa 4

The lodge to which we arrived is next to a beautiful waterfall. It is a very small town, a few houses, so we devote ourselves to rest and write the chronicle of the day. The lodge, like most of those we have visited, is run efficiently by a young girl with Tibetan features.
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Nubri Gap Lama Salida etapa 5

We have a nice sunrise next to the waterfall next to the lodge. Breakfast and going. On the road as every day the children dedicate their smiles.
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Surki Khola

We finished down through the wonderful forest and reached the river Dudh, Little by little, beautiful lodges begin to appear in which to rest or eat something. Some are very beautiful. We enjoyed a good beer. We went through areas with red edges of great beauty.
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Lake

BIRENDRA LAGO

We left Sama early in the morning with the intention of climbing to the base camp. The guide has been doing some management. At a crossroads we take another road and it takes us to Lake Birendra. It was not planned but we enjoyed the views. Lake Birendra is of glacial origin and is located just below the Manaslu. From the height it has a turquoise azure color. To return to the base camp we have to return almost to the town as it has not been possible to pass the lake's drainage area.
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Shelter

CAMINO VOLADIZO

It is not a bridge. It is a long iron structure attached to the wall to save the Gandaki River. The 2015 earthquake in this area was tremendous. Hill the step completely. The villages had to be supplied by helicopter. The treeking was closed several months. Apart from fixing the road in places like this, they had to be used thoroughly so that the inhabitants of the valley and its inhabitants could pass. Links: http://nepalitimes.com/page/cantilever-trail-nepal#.WISnOI3zTFs.google_plusone_share
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LAPU-BESI COMIENZO ETAPA 2

We get up during the day. Until breakfast time we take a walk around the town that is already under way. A couple of farmers are separating the grain and agree to take a picture. I teach the same to the woman and laughs. In the town, as in the whole route, the houses are very simple. Contrast poverty with extension eg. of the mobile phone. Even in the last town people walk with a cell phone. At the top of the town, the silhouette of a large excavator stands out. It has remained there because the rains have closed the way back. In another lodge I meet some Germans who are doing a tour in btt. Your guide speaks Spanish. He lived in Barcelona and he tells me that he worked at "Probike" in Barcelona and that he has been a BTT downhill professional. The breakfast takes so we decided that from the next day we will get up early and be at breakfast as soon as they start to serve it to go out as soon as possible.
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PHILIM COMIENZO ETAPA 4

We have breakfast and we walk around the town. We see some children. A girl brings a load of grass and at the same time takes care of her brother. Santos Rai has a blister on his foot from the first day. We cure it and we start up.
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JAGAT Llegada etapa 12

We arrived at the village of Jagat. In front of the lodge there is a house fallen after the earthquake. We are close to finishing the journey and the porters are happy. They start singing and the town kids come to see them. An older man enjoys music and Achut gives him a cigar.
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PHILIM Llegada de la 3ª etapa)

We arrived in Philim, a village hanging in the ravine. Low water on all sides and quite cold. Nothing else to arrive with the heat we took advantage of for an invigorating cold shower. Rest and dinner.
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Tilche Lodge

Paramos a comer en este bonito sitio,
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BAJANDO LARKE PASS

The guide Achut had been repeating to us that it was a very bad and dangerous descent. We find ourselves on a very well marked path and without major problems. With the help of the canes we descended without any problem. I have seen chronicles of other mountaineers who have had problems with ice or snow plates. It was not our case. And we could enjoy going down from the views of the tongues of the glaciers and from time to time from great peaks but without spotting the Annapurnas.
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DHARMASHALA COMIENZO ETAPA 10

We get up very early at night. A little snow has fallen and it is quite cold. Some have slept well and others regular. As usual. We have a good breakfast and with the fronts we start up, It does not make any wind and when walking there is no feeling of cold. When dawn the day is clearing but not enough to see the Annapurnas.
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DHARMASALA Llegada etapa 9

The stage is short and the road is fast enough. Leaving Samdo we saw how a helicopter arrived to move a woman with altitude sickness. As the guide Achut has not advanced we have room in the barracks. The room that we play has nine bunks. We are nine with the three locals so perfect. A little bit of site but at the end everything comes in. A group of Frenchmen arrives later and occupies the tents, At night it rains and snows a little and it is better in the barracks. Most of us sleep well and do not get cold. To be at 4,400 meters has merit that give us dinner to 90 people a la carte and more than enough. The guides and porters sleep in a shop with enough holes. Two hundred meters from our area there are a few stores with an expedition that will climb the Larke.
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BIMTHANG Comienzo etapa 11

The day is somewhat cloudy. It's cold. Good breakfast and going down. We are going to cross a spectacular area of ​​forests. In front of us a wall of mountains.
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LHO Salida etapa 6

We woke up with the clear sky. It's cold. And we see the Manaslu. It rises 5,000 meters above us. We went for a walk around the town to see it better since the view from the lodge is limited. A great moment.
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BIMTHANG Llegada etapa 10

After the long descent we see Bimthang at the bottom of the valley. We have to put the txamarra because it starts to rain. Bimthang is a newly created town to serve treekings. The cabins are cozy and we take a shower with the cauldron system with hot water. In the dining room they light the stove and we had a nice time. A forest stands out on the left.
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DHARAPANI Llegada etapa 11

We arrived in Dharapani after going through quite dangerous places. There have been several cave-ins and the feeling is that the land is in many loose places. In the town there are works and heavy material to carry them out. That makes there a lot of mud. The lodge is very good. It's called Green Park. There are enough people to ask for a room but it is complete. There is a group of Spaniards. Due to the number of people passing by, it is evident that we are on the route of the Annapurnas. A while before arriving at the town I see a person on the ground. I approach and it is a man who is resting. He goes with his two children. One newborn
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JAGAT Salida etapa 13

Exit of the last stage. We have slept very well in a nice place and breakfast It has also been very good.
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Provisioning

New Pewa Guest House Hotel

We stopped at this lodge to rest and eat. A very nice place to stay to sleep if it coincides with the end of the stage.
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Chamje

We have crossed the river again and after a climb we reach Chamje, There is a viewpoint and opposite a waterfall.
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Bridge

PUENTE

After walking for a while on the track we passed the long bridge and the landscape changes. The sun gives us and there are waterfalls on all sides. On the other side we see how cars and buses go unprotected to the edge of the abyss.
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DOBHAN - SALIDA ETAPA 3

At night a storm has fallen and the increase in the flow of the river was noticeable by the loud noise that came. A good breakfast and going. We climbed a hill and said goodbye to Dobhan.
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LHO Llegada etapa 5

We arrived at Lho passing a Buddhist arch. There are electricity cables that come from Sama. We know that from this town there are views of Manaslu but it is covered. We will have to wait until dawn. At the top of the town stands the Lho Gompa. 150 boys and girls receive their education in this center. Link that is a gompa: https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gompa
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SAMDO SALIDA ETAPA 9

We have enjoyed the stay in this town. Last to Tibet and near the border.
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DHARAPANI Salida etapa 12

We get up like every day soon. The lodge cook has not yet opened. The breakfast is very good. We start at the beginning by a track. We go in shadow down the throat. Until we come to a big bridge and go to the other side the road becomes a bit heavy After a while we took a road through the mountain without cars. From the road we see the track where buses and cars pass unprotected and scary. This piece of route is shared by the Annapuna route. We are going down and those who have started the Annapurna treeking are going up. By the way, they are enough.
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SAMDO LLEGADA ETAPA 8

We arrived at the pretty village of Samdo and stayed at the Yak Hotel. To me it is the town that I liked the most. There is a wide plain used as high altitude fields. In the town there is a beloved character. I made some nice pictures. Watching on Youtube some videos of other treks to the Manaslu of years ago I see it appear.
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SAMA Salida y llegada etapa 7

We take advantage of the day we are in Sama to climb the Manaslu base camp. It's a very good day A good breakfast and going. Achut the guide is delayed doing some management and we go with the porters Santosh Ra and Reman Ra who have never climbed to this base camp. The idea is to go to the base camp but we take a wrong turn and arrive at the shore of Lake Birendra. It is an area with great views of the glaciers and top of Manaslu. We want to pass the lake through the drainage area but it is not possible. Achut, who has returned, tries to find a crossing point but, as it is not possible, we have to return almost to the village and take the path that leads to the base camp. This tour of more to the lake will then be invoiced to some of the group that will desist from reaching the base camp. We make the upload to it slowly. When gaining height the views are extended. Now we see below the Birendra lake of a turquoise color. As we get closer to the cb we have to go making some stops that we take to take pictures. Santosh and Reman offer to take the backpack but we told them that today is their day of rest and that today we have to work for us. They laugh. We arrived at the field and enjoyed its views for a while. In the area there are two expeditions trying the top. The absence of garbage in the area is striking. We went down without problems and arrived to snack on something. In the afternoon a part of the group leaves to walk to acclimatise better and I go through the town "chatting" and seeing the work of the neighbors and playing with the children.
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SAMA Salida etapa 8

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    galvez Nov 1, 2017

    Hola José Ignacio.
    Cada semana que cuelgas una ruta de las vuestras me das una envidia sana que puedo soportar pese a que me cuesta, pero visto la que os habéis pegado en Nepal te comunico que voy a comenzar los tramites para borrarte como usuario mio preferido del WIKILOC , porque esto ya es una hemorragia de envidia que esta empezando a no ser sana.

    Te felicito a ti y tu grupo de amigos a la vez que te agradezco que sigas compartiendo tus vivencias con nosotros.

    Salud i muntanya conpany.

  • javier navascues perez Nov 3, 2017

    ZORIONAK¡¡¡, a los viajeros. Una hemorragia de sana envidia, y enhorabuena al operador del video (supongo que será Alberto). Magnifico.

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    ClaraCardona Sep 17, 2018

    Hola,
    Impresionante ruta, estamos planeando hacerla este octubre (o esta o la vuelta al Anapurna).
    Me surgen un par de dudas: sin guías ni porteadores debemos preocuparnos por encontrar sitio en los lodges?
    Hace falta un saco de dormir tipo pluma (-5º por ejemplo) o con uno de confort 0º sería suficiente?

    Muchísimas gracias de antemano

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    josifano Sep 17, 2018

    Hola Clara: Para hacer la ruta del Manaslu el gobierno nepalí obliga a llevar un guía por grupo. Aparte van los porteadores si quieres que te lleven el peso. Suele ser un porteador por cada dos personas.
    En la vuelta al Annapurna no es obligatorio llevar guía.
    La ventaja? de la vuelta al Manaslu es que no está tan masificada.
    No vais a tener problema de sitio en los lodges. Los mejores se van ocupando por orden de llegada.
    En el Manaslu viene bien un buen saco (-5) aunque solo sea necesario para dormir en Dharmasala. Puede hacer bastante frío en esa etapa.
    Si te decides a hacer la ruta del Manaslu te puedo dar el contacto del guía que llevamos nosotros. Habla bastante castellano y es recomendable. Lo que no sé es sin en las fechas que vayas a ir estará disponible.
    Si quieres más información me escribes a josifano@gmail.com

  • Photo of Krivtsov Alexander

    Krivtsov Alexander Apr 1, 2019

    I have followed this trail  View more

    Не ходите его за 11 дней. Лучше за 13-14. В противном случае получается постоянная ежедневная гонка по 20-25 км. Без удовольствия.
    Виды очень красивы!
    Остерегайтесь воровства на маршруте.

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    josifano Apr 1, 2019

    Привет Кривцов
    Спасибо за комментарий. Вы первый русский, который делает это.
    Мы проложили маршрут за 11 дней без проблем. У нас было много времени на отдых. Большинству группы более 70 лет.
    У нас не было никаких проблем с воровством.
    привет

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    Krivtsov Alexander Apr 2, 2019

    Мы тоже прошли без проблем. Но если идти 13 дней можно больше любоваться окрестностями и меньше ходить :-) Так мы ходили вокруг Аннапурны и озеро Тиличо.
    Нас обокрал портер. Украл половину бутылки водки, нож, аккумулятор, чай и кашу. А также $500 и 100 Euro.

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    josifano Apr 2, 2019

    Спасибо за информацию Krivtsov, привет

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