Trekking to samagaun can also be called Manaslu base camp trek. Very few people do this trek, as manaslu circuit trek passing through this village (i.e. samagaun) is famous circuit trekking in Nepal. Manaslu circuit trek goes over the famous larkey pass.
View of the mountains from Samagaun
Samagaun is one of the beautiful Himalayan village, on the lap of mountains like Naike peak, Manaslu and Mount Himalchuli from the right. when you see from the side of Samdo village, Samagaun has a picturesque settlements with more than 200 households. The houses that are thatched are beautiful but these are the local houses and you will see the houses with RCC and these are mostly Hotels, lodges and tea houses. Tourism is getting more and more advertised as the alternative of the Annapurna circuit, that’s why more of the tourist are attracted to this restricted trail. Samagaun is under the lap of 8164m high Mt. Manaslu. This M shaped mountain is called Killer Mountain.
Experience at Samagaun
Today being here for the second night at the samagaun making more fun among the guest from the Ireland. We have been to the Birendra taal at the altitude of 3630m, as a part of our acclimatization hike. This lake is named as Birendra Taal because, when there was royal family in the power one of the by the name of Birendra came here and swim in this lake. That’s the reason behind the name of the lake named as Birendra Taal. This lake is the place from where people go to the Manaslu Base camp for the purpose of expedition of Mt Manaslu. Expedition is dangerous on this mountain and very few people are successful in the move to the summit of Mt Manaslu.
Guest are happy today, after getting back from the lake and this is how they got helped in the acclimatization to do the larkey pass. Larkey pass is under a huge discussion issue when we ate lunch at sama Gaun. We have seen the update of the weather forecast and this says tomorrow is not good and it fits in our itinerary and we are doing the same thing as the weather says and what our itinerary states. For the major concern we are decided to go to samdo by tomorrow and then stay overnight at samdo and do the Larkey Pass. Sitting on the side of the fire, and talking with some people from film shooting crew seems satisfied environment for the guest. Nepali shooting crew are here at samagaun for shooting of Nepali film, with the story from the mountain life.
Exploring the village of Samagaun
After the lunch, our guest were exploring the village and I did the same, what I found in the exploration is about all the thatched houses, Yaks, child with bare hand and very red chick. The red chick is because of the cold weather and they don’t cover their face. But the red chick of children and the young lady is nice to see. People filling the pot with water in the frozen environment; Snowfall of yesterday in samagaun has made more beautiful in the landscape. Yaks, Cows, Dogs are everywhere and I have seen very less people in the street but seen some of the groups sitting on the side of the fire and chatting with soup or cup of tea or might be local alcohol called Raksi. Raksi is local wine but it doesn’t really have taste, though the work of this liquid is to make the body warm for the cold. Coming to the end we can say that village surrounded by all the beautiful and Mt, manaslu worth spending one extra night in the name of Acclimatization. Do it, it’s good for you and good for spending a day with big village of the Manaslu circuit before Larkey Pass.