A plan was set; to start the trek from Rara (starting point for the Mugu/Dolpo trek last year), head north to Simikot, follow Mugu Karnali river to get to Hilsa, a border town and turn east to Limi valley and back down to Simikot while crossing two Himalayan passes.

We have almost a decade long history with Manaslu; Seth participated in the Manaslu Trail Race with some serious mis-adventures in 2013, Sudeep and Seth did the slowest known time in 2015 around the Manaslu circuit, and Sudeep took part in the trail race in 2016.¬† This was the first year for HAL organising the Manaslu Fastpack, after covid postponed it for two years, and what an adventure it was! […]