Expedition on Manaslu 8163m

The most wonderful mountain on Himalayas / September 2017

Another great thing on expedition is to find something ‘beautiful’ during your climbing. Sometime, because of spending so much time in the mountains, I think that I might get tired from the same food, sleeping on a tent (for me it was almost six months on Himalayas for one year), missing your people and everyday life, etc. etc. but, Himalayas has some kind of magic.

Every time, I find something which makes me alive, more motivated and push me even more harder to climb. On Manaslu, was quite easy to find this.

I never saw in my life more clouds then in Manaslu! Which made this mountain beautiful and very dramatic scenes.

Even though, on our trekking to Base Camp 4700m was beautiful and very good people, I dindt really enjoyed so much because it was raining almost everyday … and when it rains in Himalayas means that you really have to walk with umbrella otherwise you will be completely wet. (I am sharing some of the pictures below)

After we reached Base Camp and had a big Puja Ceremony, we started our rotation from camp to camp, till the camp 3 and then resting for few days, before the summit push.
Base Camp – Camp 1, was easy and long, very long on the first rotations, less long on the last rotation … as always on the altitude. Not technical at all … just sometime some dangerous for crevasse.
Camp 1 to Camp 2 was the most challenging part. There have been 3 vertical sections, but very beautiful! I think, this section I liked the most. Camp 2 to Camp 3 – Short t and nice, not very steep. Camp 3 to Camp 4 – Long. Looked like I am reaching the peak at the same day … Camp 4 is very windy and you feel like you going to fly soon!
Some of the pictures:

And finally, the summit day is quite short and very easy walk!  I made it from Camp 4 to the Top for six hours. At the top, you always have the feeling that you are going to fall soon because it’s quite small and only one person or two can stand at the top … 

And, of course a picture at the top with Albanian and Kosovo flag, on Top of Manaslu, 26 September 2017, 06:15, the second eightthousend peak for me.