Stage 5 – Samagaun ~ Manaslu Base Camp ~ Samagaun
Anna Frost looked happy in 2013! Today is a bright an early start to marvel at sunrise on Manalsu (cloud dependent) and after a leisurely breakfast, comes the run.
After a kilometre of fairly level but rising trail, we turn off to head towards Manaslu Base Camp. The height of the checkpoint will depend on the weather (and snow line) and the state of the group and will be decided in advance of the day. Where we will reach however is point with an excellent view over Manaslu’s glacier and the turquoise Birendra Tal (lake named after a former king) it spills into. Then we return to Sama for a second night after this short but powerful stage.
The approximate course profile is here: