Samagaun – the gate to the Spirit Mountain. One of the biggest villages on the trekking route around 8th highest peak in the world. Many groups stay there for a couple days to visit Manaslu base camp or rest and get to know the local culture. If there is a good weather majestic massif dwarfs everything around and white glacier weaves down towards the village. In the climbing season many helicopters fly back and forth delivering supplies and richer commercial expedition clients. Next to the village there is an old Buddhist monastery. Another reason for increased tourist visits is the need to get acclimatization before the highest point of trekking – Larke Pass 5163
Despite increase in tourism there is a large contrast between newly build quarters for visitors and some old, dilapidated huts of older inhabitants.