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Manaslu Larke Pass Trekking - 17 days

Rated 5/5 based on 3 customer reviews

Trip Facts

Grade: Moderate to Strenuous

Best season: February, March, April, May, October, November

Per day walking: 6 hours in average

Type of trek: Hotel and Lodge

General Duration: 17days

Maximum Altitude: 5,106m

Cost: US$885

  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Cost Info
  • Reviews

Manaslu Larke Pass Trekking is highly hazardous and more adventurous trekking route for the trekkers. Manaslu is the eighth highest mountain in the world, and is located in the Mansiri Himal, part of the Nepalese Himalayas, in the west-central part of Nepal. Its name, which means "Mountain of the Spirit", comes from the Sanskrit word Manasa, meaning "intellect" or "soul". Manaslu was first climbed on May 9, 1956 by Toshio Imanishi and Gyalzen Norbu.

Manaslu at 8,156 metres (26,759 ft) above mean sea level (m.s.l) is the highest peak in the Lamjung District and is located about forty miles east of Annapurna. The mountain's long ridges and valley glaciers offer feasible approaches from all directions, and culminate in a peak that towers steeply above its surrounding landscape, and is a dominant feature when viewed from afar.

The Manaslu region offers a variety of trekking options. The popular Manaslu trekking route of 177 kilometres (110 mi), skirts the Manaslu massif over the pass down to Annapurna. The Nepalese Government only permitted trekking of this circuit in 1991. The trekking trail follows an ancient salt-trading route along the Budhi Gandaki river. Enroute, 10 peaks over 6,500 metres (21,300 ft) are visible, including a few over 7,000 metres (23,000 ft). The highest point reached along the trek route is the Larkya La at an elevation of 5,235 metres (17,175 ft). As of May 2008, the mountain has been climbed 297 times with 53 fatalities. Manaslu Conservation Area has been established with the primary objective of achieving conservation and sustainable management of the delimited area, which includes.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival In Kathmandu

Day 02: Free day in Kathmandu to make your special permit.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat (570m/1,870ft)

Day 04: Morning Drive from Arughat to Soti Khola and Trek to Machha Khola (930m/3,051ft) - 1 hrs driving & 6 hrs walking

Day 05: Trek to Jagat (1,410m/4,625ft) - 6 hrs walking

Day 06: Trek to Deng (1,800m/5,905ft) - 6-7 hrs walking

Day 07: Trek to Ghap (2,160m/7,086ft) - 5-6 hrs walking

Day 08: Trek to Lho (3020mt) - 5 hrs walking After breakfast the trail leads through the river upstream and dense forest.

Day 09: Trek to Samagaon (3,530m/11,581ft) - 6 hrs walking

Day 10: Acclimatize day

Day 11: Trek to Samdo (3,690m/12,106ft) - 4-5 hrs walking

Day 12: Trek to Larkya Rest House (4,470m/14,665ft) - 5 hrs walking

Day 13: Today we trek from Dharamsala to Bhimtang (3890m) crossing larkya la pass (5106m). 8-9 hrs walking

Day 14: Bimthang - Tilije [2300m/7544ft]: 5 - 6 hrs walking

Day 15: Tilije – Dharapani and take Jeep to Bhulbhule. 4 hrs trek & 3 hrs driving

Day 16: Drive from Bhulbhule to Kathmandu – 8-9 hrs drive

Day 17: Final departure

Some Related Information

The Trekking Day

While you are on trekking in Manaslu Larke Pass Trekking you will stay in Tea House, You will have nice Tea House During the Trek for Manaslu Larke Pass, before you departure to Trekking you will need to pack up your trekking bag before your breakfast in Tea House, as porters will set off early. After breakfast we need to walk approximately 3-4 hours for lunch time, some time in some places it takes 4-5 hrs. After a relaxing your lunch, you typically spend around 2-3 hours or even more sometimes on the trail before reaching your stopping point. Throughout the day, you will take frequent rest breaks and take time to admire the fascinating mountains views. You take plenty of pictures of yourself with incredibly panoramic mountains of Manaslu, rivers, landscapes, Buddhist prayer flags, temples, shrines, cairns, monasteries, etc. Once you arrive at your tea house, you take a rest and Dinner is generally around 7pm. After your dinner our guide will take your breakfast order for tomorrow and he will give you briefing for tomorrow trip.

What you carry in your day pack bag

You need to carry your day pack for your personal items like your water bottle, your money, and some others medicine, camera etc.Your guide will let you know each evening of any extra items you will need for the following day. If you have a comfortable day pack you load will only be a few kilograms and hardly noticeable.

Food

In Kathmandu part we provide breakfast but during the trek we have three meal (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner), Every Tea House have their own menu so you can order menu food item but if you have big group like 20 pax guide will choose the food for you. 

Accommodation

Accommodation in Kathmandu we will provide you deluxe room with private facilities on Breakfast basic. During the Trekking you will have Tea House and is of a basic (normal) standard. Twin Rooms or multi share with basic shared toilet facilities. Hot Showers are available in some places but they will charge directly to client when they ask for hot shower. and if you wish to book tented camp (Camping trekking) instead of tea house Himalaya Trekking Team will provide two men tent for two people to share the accommodation on tent camp.

Transportation

Transportation within Kathmandu valley is done with Cars or Jeeps, Van, Hiace, Coaster bus, Mini bus, Coaches depending upon the group size. In trekking region, transportation mean is hiking and in some cases Yaks / horses and donkeys are used for baggage carriage. In this trekking route, hiking is the major mean of transportation while your baggage will be carried by porters .

Trekking Staff

The Guide is in overall charge of the trek and looking after you. This is the person you should go to with all problems, concerns and questions. All our guides are well trained in all aspects of trekking, conservation, high altitude medicine, and first-aid and emergency procedures. They are professionals selected for their knowledge and passion for Nepal and its peoples.

Porters

Transport your Trekking Bag – one porter for every two trekkers in Tea house trekking and camping (Tented camp) trekking it is depend on luggage /equipment that we need for your camping trekking.

Trek Grading

Remember Manaslu Larke Pass Trek is Adventure Trekking in Nepal so you should have well fitness level and well prepared, before you come to Manaslu Larke Pass Trek its much better to go Swimming, Cycling or walk every day 4 km. Remember that no trek in the Himalaya is a stroll as all involve going up and down at altitude and that altitude affects everyone differently.

Money

It should be better to bring the USD in Nepal. Because you can change everywhere easily.

You should exchange enough money into Nepalese Rupees to last the entire time of your trek before leaving Kathmandu. You can find the money exchange counters near your hotel also can get in trekking trails but they will take more commission.

Tipping

Tipping is a personal and voluntary matter and tips are not included in the trip price but who will working for you they are expect the tips so you can give tips directly to them at end of your trekking / tours and tipping is not any limitation so you can give tips as much you like if they will make you happy.

Insurance

It is main important part of the trip. Your Travel insurance is not included in the trip price. Your travel insurance must provide cover against personal accident, medical expenses, emergency evacuation and repatriation (including helicopter evacuation) and personal liability. is included trekking crews' against personal accident.

Health

There are no specific health requirements for travel into Nepal. However, for the trekking in Himalayas, you are in excellent health with average physical fitness and have positive attitude, self confidence and strong determination, you can accomplish this trek successfully but you should consult your doctor for up-to-date information regarding vaccinations, high altitude medication and medications for any reasonably foreseeable illnesses whilst traveling in Nepal. Some part of trekking have a small health post for emergency treatment with limited equipment, limited health workers and medication. Be aware that some drugs, including anti-malarial, have side effects at altitude. Please discuss this carefully with your doctor. 

Please be aware that you will be in remote areas and away from medical facilities for some time during this trip. We strongly recommend that you carry a personal First Aid kit as well as sufficient quantities of any personal medical requirements (including a spare pair of glasses).

High Altitude Sickness

AMS (acute mountain sickness) is a serious issue. It is the result of the failure of the body to adapt to high altitude and can affect anyone, regardless of age or fitness. It usually occurs above 1,800 meters and the likelihood of being affected increases as you ascend. The way to reduce the affects of altitude is to ascend slowly, 300 meters per day above 3,000 meters until you have acclimatized. Poor acclimatization results in headache, nausea, sleeplessness, difficulty breathing and swelling of fingers and glands. The only cure for AMS is to descend to lower altitude and your guide's decision on this matter is final. When you are planning to trek above 3,000 meters we recommend not walks faster. If you will get altitude sickness please consult with your guide to go down at least 500 meters to recover.

Nepal Visa

Multiple entry visas are available on arrival at Kathmandu airport and all land borders except the citizens of Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, and Palestine, Afghanistan. Multiple entry visas can be obtained from the immigration points costing US Dollars 25 or other convertible foreign currency equivalent thereto for 15 days multiple entry visas, US Dollars 40 or other convertible foreign currency equivalent there to for 30 days multiple entry visa, US Dollars 100 or other convertible foreign currency equivalent thereto for 90 days multiple entry visa.

Equipment's Check List

Clothing

• Sun hat or scarf

• Fleece jacket with wind-Stopper

• Waterproof shell jacket

• Down vest and/or jacket (can hire here in Nepal also)

• Lightweight gloves

• Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer

• Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms

• Fleece or wool pants

• Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

• Thick, warm wool hiking socks

• Hiking boots with spare laces

• Sunglasses with UV protection

Accessories

• Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees Fahrenheit

• Trekking poles (sticks)

• Headlamp

• Trek bag-pack 

• Basic First Aid Kit

• Daypack (approximately 2,500 to 3,000 cubic inches)

• Thermo-rest sleeping pad

• Water bottles

• Small wash towel

Toiletries

• Quick drying towel (medium sized)

• Soap (preferably biodegradable)

• Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable)

• Deodorants

• Face and body moisturizer

• Nail clippers

• Small mirror

• Tissue paper/ toilet roll

• Anti bacterial Hand wash

Extras

• Trail Map/Guide book

• Binocular

• Reading book

• Journal & Pen

• Pencils and small notebooks

If you are not really satisfied with this Itinerary please Customize your own.

Day 01:Arrival In Kathmandu

Upon our arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, we will be warmly greeted by a representative from Himalaya Trekking Team. After completion of our custom formalitities (Visa, etc), we pick up luggage and look for our representative with Himalaya Trekking Team Trekking display board at the arrival gate. We will be then escorted to Hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02:Free day in Kathmandu to make your special permit.

Today we will collect your original passports and photos to prepare your Manaslu Special permits. Today you can visit around the Thamel if you don't have enough Trekking gear you can buy in Thamel. Also we will introduce you with your guide.

Day 03:Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat (570m/1,870ft)

After breakfast at the hotel, you will board a local bus departing for Arughat in morning. This is an interesting drive along the scenic Highway. The bus makes two stops, once for breakfast and once for lunch. After a seven hour drive you will arrive in Arughat. After a brief rest at the lodge at Arughat, you can walk around the town and explore the surrounding areas.  Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 04: Morning Drive from Arughat to Soti Khola and Trek to Machha Khola (930m/3,051ft) - 1 hrs driving & 6 hrs walking

After hot breakfast we will take Local Bus to Soti Khola then start our Trekking.There are few farm terraces along the way and also passing through the Sal forest. After short sandy walk on the bank of the river, the rocky trail leads few up and downs to Machha khola for overnight.

Day 05: Trek to Jagat (1,410m/4,625ft) - 6 hrs walking

After breakfast the narrow trail leads few up and downs to the bank of the river and walk through the gravel bar along the bank of the Budi Gandaki River to get to the village. After that, trail leads few up and down to Jagat for overnight.

Day 06: Trek to Deng (1,800m/5,905ft) - 6-7 hrs walking

At the beginning of the day starts uphill to the rocky ridge to Salleri and descend to Setibas. The valley takes you to the suspension bridge and climb up to Philim, which is big Gurung village. After crossing the Budhi Gandaki the trail leads the west bank for a while, then cross to the east bank of the river to cross Deng Khola and continue walk to Deng village for overnight.

Day 07: Trek to Ghap (2,160m/7,086ft) - 5-6 hrs walking

We cross the Budhi Gandaki after short walk from Deng and follow the north bank and then climb to Rana at 1980m. Then head west up the Budhi Gandaki valley. Cossing various streams and rivers we drop into the Sringi Valley.After few ups and downs in forests, we pass mani walls and then turn to a corner to get to Ghap for overnight.

Day 08: Trek to Lho (3020mt) - 5 hrs walking After breakfast the trail leads through the river upstream and dense forest.

After crossing the river at an impressive spot where it thunders down a narrow gorge, the forest becomes less dense and the trail is fine again. The pleasant walk continues to get to Namru village. On the way you can see beautiful peak Himal Chuli. After that the trail leads continue ascends where many chortens and many barley terraces gives you perfect walk of the day. You will encounter an excellent view of Ganesh himal and finally reach to Lho for overnight.

Day 09: Trek to Samagaon (3,530m/11,581ft) - 6 hrs walking

The trail leads through the shady forest which is an excellent walk where you will enjoy the natural beauty of the valley including snow Peak Mountains and peaks. A short climb to get to Shyala village and pass a large chorten we look down into a little deep where two rows of houses form the main part of Sama can be seen. At the far end of the village, overlooking the valley stands the well-known monastery of Sama. Stay overnight at Samagaon.

Day 10: Acclimatize day

Today is acclimatize day which does not mean you stay at the guest house. You will be walking around the village and visit monastery which is Buddhist monastery where you can visit. You can hike up to the ridge for the views of the mountains and the village. Stay overnight at Samagaon.

Day 11: Trek to Samdo (3,690m/12,106ft) - 4-5 hrs walking

After breakfast the trail drops down to the Budhi Gandaki river to cross the side stream. The trail leads towards north and follow in to a bridge over a side. The Larkya la Trail passes several mani walls as the valley begins to wider. It is an easy walk through the juniper and birch forests of Kermo Kharka. Then cross the Budhi Gandaki on a wooden bridge and climb steeply onto a promontory between two forks of the river. From a stone arch we can see a large white kani which we do have to cross to get Samdo for overnight.

Day 12: Trek to Larkya Rest House (4,470m/14,665ft) - 5 hrs walking

After Samdo the trail continue walk down to the edge to cross the wooden bridge over Budi Gandaki then uphillto the stream to cross. After short walk through the valley the trail leads up to the Larkya Phedi. It is also called Dharmasala because there is a huge stone a kind of Shelter. Evening walk around the hill to get acclimatize and overnight at Larkya rest house.

Day 13: Today we trek from Dharamsala to Bhimtang (3890m) crossing larkya la pass (5106m). 8-9 hrs walking

After a short climb, we reach to the North side of the Larkya Glacier. There one can enjoy the views of Cho Danda and then of Larkya Peak. Finally, we walk across the moraines of the glacier and a gradual ascent which becomes steeper only in the last section to get to the pass. From the top of the pass views are outstanding including Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, Kangguru and the huge Annapurna II. Today is big day comparatively and tiring day. Finally stop at Bimtang for overnight.

Day 14: Bimthang - Tilije [2300m/7544ft]: 5 - 6 hrs walking

From a ridge at Bimthang, we can enjoy great views of Mt. Manaslu, Lamjung Himal, Himlung Himal and Cheo Himal. We descend further and cross a high pasture (Sangure Kharka) followed by a bridge over Dudh Khola. We walk through rhododendron forest and follow a trail through a narrow valley until we reach the highest cultivated land of the valley at Karche, 2785 meters. We pass across fields before making a steep climb over a ridge. The trail comes off the ridge in a big, sweeping arc to the river bank at 2580m. A short distance beyond is the village of Gho. Due to yesterday's tiredness we might take an overnight rest at Gho but better lodges are available at Tilije, so Himalaya Trekking Team recommends we stay at Tilije. Overnight in Tilije Village.

Day 15: Tilije – Dharapani and take Jeep to Bhulbhule. 4 hrs trek & 3 hrs driving

We climb over a small ridge and enjoy the stone paved trail as it passes through a beautiful village. We then cross the bridge over Dudh Khola and climb up through a chorten-shaped arch, pass a mani wall and reach the Thonje village. At the village, we go through a police checkpoint and continue to Dharapani. We have entered the Annapurna circuit section from Dharapani. When we reached to Dharapani we have lunch there and we will take Jeep to Bhulbhule. Overnight at Bhulbhule.

Day 16: Drive from Bhulbhule to Kathmandu – 8-9 hrs drive

The drive from Bhulbhule  to Kathmandu via Besi Sahar offers one an opportunity to enjoy both hill and mountain landscapes. The drive is often along the banks of the Marsyangdi and Trishuli rivers. We also drive by some beautiful villages with farming terraces on both sides of the road. In Kathmandu, we will be escorted to our hotel. The day in Kathmandu can either be spent in leisure or perhaps we catch up with some last minute shopping. To celebrate the successful completion of our journey, we will have a farewell dinner in the evening. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 17: Final departure

Your adventure comes to an end today. There is nothing to do but we trade emails with travel companions and organize the photos. A representative from Himalaya Trekking Team will escort you to the airport approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight. 

Cost: US$885

Cost Includes:

  • Transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek as per itinerary
  • 3 Night Hotel in Kathmandu 3* Level on Breakfast
  • Breakfast during the trek
  • Accommodation in tea houses or in tents as per itinerary during the trek
  • Special permit of Manaslu Conservation Area & all procedure
  • ACAP/MCAP Permit and TIMS Card
  • Trekking Map
  • First aid medical box
  • Trekking Certificate
  • Highly experienced Government licensed guide and necessary porters during the trek
  • Proper Insurance of all staff including porters
  • All Government / Local taxes, Tourist service charge, guide / porter insurance and salary
  • Trekking Pole
  • Sleeping Bag

Cost Exclude:

  • International airfares and airport tax
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and trekking days. Meal (each items  cost about $4 - $6 dollar (depending on place where you eat)
  • Any type of personal expenses, such as alcoholic beverages and drinks, phone and laundry
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Rescue & travel insurance, trip cancellation costs, accident or health emergency, evacuation, loss, theft or damage to baggage and personal effects. We strongly advise you to take out personal travel insurance
  • Tips & Guide & Porter and personal trekking equipment

“Excellent team, fantastic trip! ”

(5/5)

Thank you so much to the team for such a fantastic trip. Right from the beginning they were very helpful and patient in responding to all our questions and itinerary changes. Excellent service with a warm welcome right from the airport. Highly professional, ensuring we were taken care of at all times. On the trek itself, we had Pasang Sherpa as our guide, who went above and beyond his duty to make sure we had everything we needed, with plenty of laughs on the way! Manaslu circuit trek was unbelievably special and we will never forget this trip. Thank you team!

Manaslu Larke Pass Trekking - 17 days
2017-05-16

“Manaslu Circuit Trek”

(5/5)
We just finished the Manaslu trek over Larke pass. It was a great experience and we enjoyed great weather and mostly warm temperatures during the day. Saroj, our trekking guide from Himalaya Trekking team, cared for all details and was always very attentive. He has a sound experience as trekking guide and knows this trek and the good places to stay very welll.

It took us 13 days from Arughat Bazar to Jagat, where the trails meets the new road, which leads to Besi Shahar. We would recommend to finish the trek here and to go by jeep to Besi Shahar, where buses take travelers to Kathmandu or other destinations.

The Himalaya Trekking Team offers a very professional service and helped us to also after the trek with the organization of transfers and hotel bookings. It's our second trip with O.M.Gurung and we can highly recommend his agency. Prices are very fair and always transparent.
Manaslu Larke Pass Trekking - 17 days
2016-11-05

Manaslu Larke Pass Trek

(5/5)

Трек вокруг Манаслу – замечательный и красивый маршрут с дикими пейзажами природы. Выбрала я его по причине отсутствия толп туристов на дорогах.  Бурные реки, снежные вершины, леса с рододендронами, в целом, красивейшая природа Гималайских гор.  В верхних деревнях можно увидеть нетронутые цивилизацией национальные Непальские дома, целые деревни живущие своей жизнью: печи топятся по черному, каменные постройки . Что касается самого маршрута… конечно, перевал Ларк пасс через ледник был очень сложный, но зато сколько положительных эмоций вылилось когда я наконец-то забралась на верхнюю точку ледника. Всем советую попробовать .

После я поехала на три дня в Читван, остановилась в резиденции Рино…она находится на границе национального парка…скажу честно, она оказалась одой из самых лучших среди тех что я там увидела .. бассейна на территории, хорошие номера, отличная еда и обслуживание. Было организованно сафари на слонах по джунглям… во второй половине дня мы поехали кататься по реке на лодках, крокодилы, павлины, обезьяны… затем мы побывали на ферме слонов и немного побродили по лесу.

             Все было организованно на отлично. Огромное спасибо моему гиду ОБ, он всегда был заботливый и внимательный. Везде водил буквально за ручку так как я путешествовала одна. 

Manaslu Larke Pass Trekking - 17 days
2015-12-12

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