25 October, 2013 - Trek to Samdo

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sunrise at Mansalu


25 October, 2013 - Trek to Samdo

After a restful night in Sama  gon  our day started with wakeup tea at 6:30am. Breakfast followed and after filling up on porridge, eggs and chappati's we hit the trail heading for the village of Samdu. We followed a meandering trail along the headwaters of the Budi Gadaki River and as we slowly gained altitude we passed along the eastern base of the impressive Manaslu Himal one of the worlds 14 , 8000 meter plus peaks . After 3 hours and 15 minutes in cool sunny  weather with blue skies we reached the rustic village of Samdo at 3875 meters. We checked into our teahouse and after lunch some trekkers explored the trails around the village. Some hiked up into the hills to gain views of t Larka pass at 5160 meters. This would be one of our objectives in two days time and will be our first high altitude challenge of the trip. So far all of the trekking team is in good health and tolerating the acclimatization well. Tomorrow we will have another short day of trekking and will be heading to Dharmasala at 4460 meters altitude.

Syala Village

way to Samdo Village