August 25, 2022
Ang Jangbu reports from Kathmandu that our Sherpas Gyalzen Dorje and Dawa Tenzing went ahead of the mule team, directly to Manaslu BC , secured our camp site, and set up a few tents. Then, they dropped back down to Samagaon. Ang Karma, Dendi, and Devraj and the mule team stopped for the night at Samdo yesterday, and today they will be reaching Samagaon. The plan is to take a reorganization day and then start moving the loads up to Base Camp the following day with the help of local porters. After that, the team will start working on setting up the big tents at Base Camp for kitchen and dining, and more sleeping tents. We have a helicopter booked for the 27th to fly our cook Kaji Sherpa along with a load of fresh food and more supplies directly from Soti Khola to Samagaon. So far so good at Manaslu!