Annapurna 11 01 Manaslu Southwest Face From Dhanagyu [1 of 29]
I left at 6:20 and after crossing to the Annapurna circuit, I back tracked to upper Dharapani (1920m) to get my Annapurna trekking permit stamped. Thirty minutes later, I walked through Bagarchap (2160m), which was also hit by the same storm that produced avalanches in eastern Nepal in November 1995. A landslide roared through Bagarchap and destroyed much of the village, including two lodges. The trek has now entered the east-west Manang valley and travels west up the valley with high Himalayan peaks to the south. From Dhanagyu I looked toward Manaslu and the Southwest face popped up above the intervening ridge.