September 4, 2012
IMG leaders Mike Hamill and Peter Anderson report that the team made it to Sama Gaon, the village at the base of Manaslu. Well done! Today they took a well-deserved rest day, including a tour of the local monastery. Tomorrow the plan is to head up to Base Camp, with the puja scheduled the following day (the 6th) which is an auspicious day for the sherpas (using the Tibetan calendar). Up at Base Camp, the sherpas have been busy and they have the camp all set up and ready to go.