Mules in Jagat

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The village of Jagat (1410m/4626ft) marks the entry into the Manaslu Conservation Area on the circuit.  It is old, clean, and paved with large flagstones. Historically, it was a checkpoint where traders from Tsum Valley and the Manaslu area paid taxes. There is also a small hydro plant nearby, providing electricity to the village and its surroundings.

Here, mules take a break and rehydrate themselves after a long day of hauling.  Mule caravans are the dominant means of moving goods from village to village in this region and elevation.  Yak caravans are more prevalent at higher elevations.

Day 3 on Manaslu Circuit, Nepal

Nov 2016

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