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Manaslu Larke Pass Trekking

Manaslu Larke Pass Trekking

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Trip Facts

Start/End: Aarughat-Beshishahar
Destination: Larke Pass
Trip Duration: 12
Transportation Private Jeep/Bus
Best Season: March-May, Sep-Dec
Difficulty Challenging
Max. Altitude 5106
Group Size 15
Activity Trekking/Sightseen

Overview And Highlights

Trip Highlights

  • It's Less Crowded Trekking Area than Everest Base Camp but a very beautiful region.
  • Manaslu Larke Pass Trekking all the way by walking there is no domestic flight.
  • The scenery provides all Nepal has to offer: you’ll trek from the subtropical jungle at lower elevations, through the Himalayan foothills to the high, cold and challenging crossing of the Larkya La above 5,100 meters.
  • Experience the Nepalese and Tibetan mixture culture
  • Walking between the borders of Nepal and Tibet

Manaslu Larke Pass Trekking is a highly hazardous and more adventurous trekking route for 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 means 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.

 

 

 

Day to Day Itinerary Expand/Collapse All

Day 1 : Arrival In Kathmandu

Food
Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

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 2 : Free day in Kathmandu to make your special permit.

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

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 3 : Drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola(700m/2,296ft) - 6 hrs driving

Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
700

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 Soti Khola. After a brief rest at the lodge at Soti Khola, you can walk around the Village and explore the surrounding areas.  Stay overnight at lodge.

 

Day 4 : Trekking from Soti Khola to Machha Khola (930m/3,051ft) - 6 hrs walking

Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
930

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

Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1410

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

Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1800

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 7 : Trek to Namrung (2,600) - 7 hrs walking

Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2600

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 and we will continue our trek to Namrung. Overnight at Namrung

 

Day 8 : Trek to Samagaon (3,530m) - 6 hrs walking

Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3530

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 9 : Acclimatize day

Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3530

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

Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3690

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

Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4470

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

Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
5106

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

Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2300

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

Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge

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

Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

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 16 : Final departure

Food
Breakfast

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. 

Service 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
  • All meal (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) on Trek
  • Local Bus from Kathmandu to Aarughat
  • Accommodation in tea houses
  • 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

Service Excludes

  • International airfares and airport tax
  • 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

Altitude Graph

Route Map

Additional Information

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

01. 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.

 

02. Nepal Visa

 

You can get a visa in Kathmandu airport upon your arrival at USD 25 (or equivalent in other major currencies) for a 15 days visa, USD 40$ for a 30 days visa and USD 100$ for a 90 days Multiple visa, and you can also extend it later on if you wish. They have newly installed technology (visa machine) which makes it no longer necessary to have a passport photo.


03. Booking your International flight


Since we do not arrange the International flight tickets, Please book your international flight to arrive and depart from Kathmandu International airport. So, if you do not have a regular travel agent then you can check for International flight options at one of these sites. Makemytrip.com, www.kayak.com,  www.vayama.com
After you purchase your international air ticket please contact us to give your flight details for your smooth airport transfer.
Which currencies are accepted in Nepal?
Some major currencies (USD, AUD and EURO) are accepted for both visa and in general. There are plenty of ATM's in both Kathmandu and Namche and credit cards are accepted in limited shops and many restaurants. Please note that only Nepali rupees are accepted on the trek.


04. When and where should you arrive?


You will arrive at Tribhuwan International airport in Kathmandu on the trip starting day or earlier. You will be received outside the Kathmandu international airport terminal gate by our representatives from Himalaya Trekking Team with your Name display board  he will escorts you to at your booking Hotel.


05. How should we make payment?


Down Payment


As per the company's policy, minimum 20% of down payment from the total cost is required to make in advance to secure your spot and to confirm the trip.


06. How to pay your deposit?


     You can choose only two different ways to settle your payment:
a.   Online Payment by credit card and the link to settle the payment is:  http://www.himalayatrekkingteam.com/payment-form.html

  (please do not add cents (.00) while transferring the payment via online)
b.   Bank Transfer:


Bank Details:


US Dollar Account No: 019 06319090013
Account Name: HIMALAYA TREKKING TEAM PVT.LTD
SWIFT CODE: HIMANPKA
Bank Name: Himalayan Bank Limited
Thamel Branch, Kathmandu, Nepal


07. Payment of the Balance


Rest amount can be paid before at least a month of your arrival. If you choose to settle your holiday balance by credit card a handling charge of 4% on the outstanding balance is made if possible better to bring cash. 


08. Cancellation Policy


Cancellation by You:


The scale of cancellation charges detailed below is calculated according to the number of days prior to departure.

  • If cancellation made before 30 days of the trip departure date, 15% of the total trip cost will be charged as cancellation and rest will be adjusted in their next trip or refunded after deducting the processing charge of Nepal Rastra Bank to make a draft.
  • If cancellation made before 15 days of the trip departure date, 25% of the total trip cost will be charged as cancellation. Further will be same as above process
  • If Cancellation made before 07 days of the trip departure date 40% of the total trip cost will be charged as cancellation.
  • If cancellation made within the week of departure or upon arrival in Kathmandu we can't refund.
  • The cost of Climbing Permit/s already purchased is/are not refundable. .


09. Is there an Orientation program?


Generally, the orientation meeting is scheduled in the Kathmandu hotel at 4 or 5 pm and this will be informed by our representatives after your arrival. The tour starts with an orientation meeting and ends up after scheduled trip after the breakfast.


10. How large is each tour group?


For each tour date, there will be several separate groups. Each group will have a maximum of 12 people with its own experienced English speaking guide. During the trek, there will be a suitable number of porters to carry your luggage.


11. How many people in each room?


The cost of our trip is based on the twin-sharing basis so there will be two people accommodated in each room for the duration of the tour. If you prefer private accommodation or you are a solo traveler, you'll find the option for "single supplement". Additional USD 350 will be applicable as a Single Supplementary Charge for the single room during the trip.

 

12. 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.

13. 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


14. Who will be leading the tours/treks?


Our local Nepali team is one of the most experienced, hospitable and respected trekking outfits in Nepal. The team is fully licensed and affiliated with the Trekking Agency's Association of Nepal (TAAN), Nepal Mountaineering Association, Nepal Tourism Board, Govt. of Nepal, Sustainable Tourism Network, Himalayan Rescue Association and Kathmandu Environmental Educational Project. You will be provided with the professional and an experienced English Speaking trekking guide with the good knowledge of the place and the trek. The trekking crew is skilled with the experience of over10 years, well-trained, friendly guide and, courteous and helpful porters, assured of a wonderfully memorable experience. 

 

15. 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. 

16. Accommodation

Accommodation in Kathmandu we will provide you twin sharing 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.

17. 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 .

18. Porters


For the trek, we'll have one porter for two people or necessary Yaks as per group size. The porter will carry 10-12 kg per person luggage during the trek. You need to carry your daypack to keep your personal belongings such as wallet, camera, water bottle, dry snack, head light, gadgets etc , 2 trekkers have one porter.

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

Trip Reviews (4)

Aleksndra Provotorova

4th May, 2022

Manaslu Larke Pass Trek

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. 


2015-12-12


Daniel Schaffo

4th May, 2022

“Manaslu Circuit Trek”

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.

 

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2016-11-05


Jane Sarut

4th May, 2022

“Excellent team, fantastic trip! ”

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!


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2017-05-16


Trek varié et bonne équipe pour le tour du Manaslu au Népal

bon accueil à l'aéroport . Visite touristique de Katmandou bien adaptée pour 1j.

L'équipe d'himalaya trek bien présente est attentionnée pour les membres du groupe. Le guide Ramesh parle très bien français, connait les montagnes et a pu répondre à nos questions sur le pays. Avec son adjoint, il encadre efficacement . Porteurs souriants et sympathiques. On passe des vallées tropicales habitées par des paysans aux montagnes impressionnantes de plus de 8000m. Superbe temps pour les 4 jours de montagne . Col à plus de 5000 progressif. Choix de plats libre dans les lodges. Confort correct,mais l'isolation est à revoir dans les lodges.

 

Pays qui mérite d'être parcouru et soutenu

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2019-12-03

CAIRE Sylvie

4th May, 2022


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