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The Manaslu Circuit Trek is the best all round tea-house hike in Nepal on the Great Himalaya Trail; the new Annapurna Circuit. No camping needed.

Astronomers photograph Manaslu Trek and beyond

More beautiful photographs of the Manaslu Trek! Oleg Bartunov from Moscow University left a comment on our contributors page offering us some pictures to share on this website. There are many fabulous pictures, and below are a selection of favourites showing some of the highlights of the Manaslu Trek, including a couple of the astronomers themselves. Thank you Oleg!

I am astronomer from the Moscow University, Russia. I’ve visited Nepal several times before and always wanted to see Manaslu area, since all people said it’s very unique. After Annapurna Circuit,  3 passes in Khumbu (autumn, winter) I decided to visit Manaslu area before climbing Pisang Peak.

Manaslu trek was just excellent ! We (5 Russian astronomers and two Nepali guides) got solid acclimatization and had no problem with high altitude when climbing Pisang Peak. The most interesting places were Manaslu Base Camp and Bhimtang area. We started from Arughat Bazaar and
after 9 days we completed Manaslu trek in Thoche, where we join Annapurna Circuit for Pisang Peak.

Traditional walk before expedition around  stupa, Boudhanath


Near Arughat Bazaar, Manaslu valley

Sergey Karpov

Nepali on trail


Manaslu trek

Beauty of Manaslu trek

On the trail from Sho to Lho with Manaslu, Manaslu North and Naike Peak

Fields in Lho

It's not easy

Sergey, I and Manaslu

Manaslu (8156 m)

Manaslu Glacier Lake

Manaslu glacier

Manaslu  (8156 m) from Base Camp

Manaslu (8156 m), Pleiades and Jupiter

Manaslu  (8156 m)

Mountain view from trail to Larke La

Dharamsala or Larkya La Phedi

Porters on the way to Larkya La


Jolly  nepali girl

Camping place in Bhimtang

Manaslu from Bhimtang


Sergey on suspended bridge near Thoche

Click on any photograph to visit Oleg’s Flickr set where there are many more Manaslu Trek pictures plus photographs of climbing Pisang Peak and crossing Tilicho lake to Jomsom.

6 Responses

  1. Tsumba youths said on January 14, 2012 at 3:23 am

    Wonderfull pictures!!
    Magnificent Manaslu once again revelead!!


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