Ole Andersen and Ingrid Sorensen from Kipling Travels made a recce trip to Manaslu this Spring(February, 2012). Although they planned to complete the Manaslu circuit, they had to make a detour to Tsum Valley because of bad weather and heavy snowfall. Here are some of the amazing pictures from their trek. The trek Sirdar was Nima Tamang.
A village in Gorkha
About to take the trail upstream Macha Khola(river)
The trail up the river
'Laligurans' or Red Rhododendron blooms- Nepal's National Flower
Gray Langur found in Nepal's hills & mountains
Little lamas at Nyingmapa Monastery
A cultural programme in Sama Gaon
A family recieves the blessing from a village elder
(Pic Courtesy: Ole Andersen & Nima Tamang)
The trek guide was very experienced and knowledgeable. The hotels we stayed in were strategically located. The hotel’s staff were all friendly and helpful. Generally we are satisfied. Explore Himalaya’s staff were all responsible and friendly. Good!
We work with the motto "Tourism for Development". Explore Himalaya Community Service Project was conceived to empower underprivileged segments of Nepal.