2010 Great Himalaya Trail – Manaslu Trek – Sama Syala
Thanks to Jamie McGuinness of Project Himalaya who took these pictures on his 2010 GHT traverse in reverse from Jomsom to Gorkha via Lo Manthang and Saribung. A lot more of Jamie’s trekking photography can be found on his gallery page.
More and more adventurous people are connecting treks up in this way. Yes, it is possible to walk from Lo Manthang in Upper Mustang to Naar and Phu. Yes, it is possible to connect the Manaslu Trek with the Annapurna Circuit!
These days there are more and more tea-houses in the area, and so accommodation, or the need for camping is less of a problem. Still, in all of these places, covering big distances is a compromise with hanging around for a couple of days in a village and getting to know the people and pace of life.