From Samagaun, we explored a glacial lagoon named Birendra Tal (with Manaslu peak on the upper left) on our way to Samdo. It was covered with a thin layer of ice. As tempting as the clear water was, it was a bit too cold to jump into for our taste. There were, however, a few other hikers who braved the temperature. Our guide mentioned that the glacier here has retreated a lot since the first time he started guiding to this region 5 years ago.
Day 8 on Manaslu Circuit, Nepal