Manaslu Larkya-la Pass Trek
Feb, Mar, April, May, June, Sep, Oct, Nov and Dec.
Activity Per Day
5-6 Hours Walking
Tourist Bus, Private Car
Min Group Size
Manaslu Larkya La Pass Trek is an adventure trek in Nepal. The trekking in Manaslu regionl offers thrilling and exciting experience and together with that stunning views of the magnificent snowcapped mountains filled with innocence of the people residing in this region. Mansalu is the eight highest mountain in the world and as much as it sounds pretty nice to hear, it is equally beautiful to be at. Manaslu region is one of the remote region of Nepal therefore signs of development is very little to none in some part. Maybe due to remoteness of the region, the natural beauty of the place is untouched and still impactful, beautiful and mesmerizing.
The Larkya La pass at an elevation of 5160m is one of the hardest pass to cross and popular attraction of Manaslu region trek. But at the same time, from the top of the pass, the view of the majestic Manaslu range is breathtaking. At the same time, the landscapes, the valleys and the culture is interesting part of the trek. The trail goes through the lush jungles, cliffs, rivers, streams, numerous suspension bridge and little traditional villages. The trail is comparatively is less crowded than the any other trails of Nepal like Everest range and Annapurna range.
Manaslu Larkya La Pass Trek is Tea house trek. It has not been long before, trekking in this region has been operated. So, only few numbers of trekkers make their journey to Manaslu Larkya La Pass Trek. Himalayan Social Journey operates trekking in Manaslu region and without any hitch you can enjoy your trek with our organized and professional staff.
Highlights of Manaslu Larkya-la Pass Trek
- The smaller Himalayan passes topped by the high Larkey La (5160 m) and Kang La (5036 m) passes along the path.
- Manaslu and Nar-Phu culture, tradition, religion, and lifestyle in the Himalayas
- Spectacular view of Manaslu, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and the surrounding small and important mountainous regions.
- Rare wildlife and vegetation, highlighting the lower Himalayas and subtropical climate regions.
- Stunning Buddhist monasteries with spectacular architecture and art.
- Wizardry sunrise and sunset views of the beautiful scenery of the Himalayas.
- Genuine trek experience on the lesser trails discovering hill and mountain villages, culture and terraced agricultural lands of the Manaslu and Nar Phu areas.
Getting to the Manaslu region
This fairly long trek starts from the peaceful settlement of Arughat and extends to many of the best passes in the himalayan region. Manaslu Circuit Larke La Pass 5106 M and Nar Phu Valley Kang La Pass 5306M. Snow-capped mountains view from the road. And especially from the peak of these passes, there's one thing to keep in mind forever. The Significant Peaks, such as Annapurna, Manaslu, Dhaulagiri, Macchapucchre, Ganesh Himal, and the sub-ranges surrounding us. Absolute Manaslu trek is a heaven for any photographer to study Gurung, Nubri, and other traditional art of living.
Outline Itinerary ( 16 Days )
Arrive at Kathmandu
As you arrive in Kathmandu, our airport representative will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel for check in. Overnight at Himalayan Suite Hotel.
Kathmandu sightseeing tour and trek preparation
After your breakfast, your guide will pick you up at the hotel and escort you to the UNESCO listed heritage sites in Kathmandu i.e. Patan Durbar Square, Swayambhunath stupa, Pashupatinath temple and Boudhanath stupa. Meanwhile, we will prepare your permits and you can make your last minute preparation for the trek. Overnight at Himalayan Suite Hotel
Drive to Soti Khola(700M)
Today, we start our journey early in the morning. We take a drive to Soti Khola. The drive is a wonderful experience in itself. The beautiful landscape, countryside view of Nepal, the greenery, everything is so mesmerizing. The road till Dhading Besi is smooth but the drive ahead up to Arughat is quite rough. Ahead of Arughat, we get off at Soti Khola for an overnight at Guest House.
Trek to Khorla Bensi (970M)
Today we cross a bridge over Soti Khola and make our way through beautiful Sal trees. We then climb on to a ridge over Budhi Gandaki river and follow our trail to Kursane. We pass two beautiful waterfalls and terraced fields to Labubesi. We then ascend up to Maccha Khola where we cross a suspension bridge over the river and further ascend to a small village called Khorla Bensi. Overnight at a guesthouse in Khorla Bensi.
Trek to Jagat(1340M)
From Khorla Besi, we follow our trail with further ups and downs to Tatopani. From here, we climb another ridge and cross a suspension bridge over Budhi Gangaki River. We then climb up some stairs and cross a ridge to Dhoban. We further climb upstairs and drop down to river and again climb up the stairs to Tharo Bharyang (which means steep stairs). We now cross the bank of Budhi Gandaki River and climb over a ridge and continue our trail up to the village of Jagat. Overnight at a guesthouse in Jagat.
Trek to Deng(1860 M)
Today, we descend down the stone stairs to river and ascend up the terraced fields to Saguleri. The view of Siringi Himal from this spot is superb. We head towards Ganesh Himal, cross a river over Gata Khola and continue our trail up through the towering walls. We further cross three rivers and climb up to the village – Deng. Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Deng.
Trek to Namrung(2630M)
Today we leave Deng, cross Budhi Gandaki River and climb up to join the trail from Bhi. Then we head up to Budhi gandaki valley, pass through forests and mani to Prok village. Prok village is a vantage point for the mind blowing view of Siringi Himal. On our way, we pass various gompas and cross the river several times until our trail heads along a river that leads to a dense forest. As we cross the dense forest, we walk along a fine trail and climb up to Namrung village, our halting spot for the night.
Accommodation: Guest House
Trek to Samagaun(3520M)
After beholding the stunning views of Ganesh Himal and Siringi Himal from Namrung village, we climb up our trail, pass through a forest to Lihi. We pass the barley terraces and chortens in Lihi and descend down to cross the valley of Simnang Himal. We further pass the villages of Sho, Lho and Shyala with close of view of Ganesh Himal in the backdrop. Finally, we stop at Samagaun village for an overnight halt.
Acclimatization in Sama
Today is a day set aside for acclimatization in Sama. Today, we hike to a valley that lies just behind the Sama village Pungen monastery or Manaslu base camp. We ascend up to the Mt. Manaslu base. From here able to see the panoramic views of mountain Himalchuli, Mt. Manaslu, Nyake Peak, Butterfly Peak, Ganesh Himal and many more.
Trek to Samdo(3875M)
Today we drop down to Budhi Gandaki River and follow it to join the Larkya La pass trail. We pass several mani walls, juniper and birch forests and descend down to cross a wooden bridge over Budhi Gandaki river. We then climb up steep to white khani, pass white khani and make our way to Samdo, our overnight halt destination.
Trek to Dharamshala(4460M)
Today, we take a trail that takes us to the ancient trade route to Tibet. We cross a bridge and head towards the Larkya Bazaar which is a popular trade market of this region. From this point, we hike through the glaciers for the fabulous views of the Himalayan vistas of the region and walk ahead until we reach Dharamshala. Dharamshala is a high camp for Larkya La pass. At this point you will find yourself surrounded by the majestic vistas of mountains. Overnight at Dharamshala.
Trek to Bhimtang(3590msl) via Larkya La(5106M)
Today, the trail leads us to the north face of Larkya glacier. The views of Cho Danda and Larkya peak throughout the trail is magnificent. Today, we follow our trail to Larkya La and walk until we reach the top of the pass. The views of the mountains like Cheo Himal, Himlung Himal, Nyagi Kung, Annapurna II and Kang Kuru from the top is spectacular. From the top of Larkya La Pass, we descend down to Bhimtang for our overnight halt.
Trek to Goa (2515M)
Today we descend down along the rhododendron forest, pass stony river bed, hillside, lush villages to the village of Goa which would be our halting spot for the night.
Trek to Chyamche (1430M)
Today we cross the Marsyangdi Khola and follow our trail to Chyamje village. We stop at Chyamje village for the night stay.
Drive to Kathmandu
Today we drive back to Kathmandu enjoying the beautiful landscape of Nepal along our way. Overnight stay at Himalayan Suite Hotel.
Departure Day or start new Trip
We will transfer you to the Kathmandu airport for your flight back to your Country or commecne new trip.
- Airport pick up and drop
- Transportation by bus(Kathmandu-Arughat and Bhulbhule -Kathmandu)
- Three star category hotel in Kathmandu (Himalayan Suite Hotel) in twin sharing bed with breakfast
- All meals, accommodation, insurance and other expenses of trekking crew
- Accommodation in lodge with breakfast during the trek
- Tims and Permits (ACAP + MCAP)
- Special permit
- Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
- Equipment (sleeping bag and duffle bag) for the trek
- Thirty minute special message in Himalayan Suite Spa after the trek
- Lunch and dinner during the trip (each meal item costs $4-$7) it depends on meals items and place you choose to eat.
- Personal equipment and clothing
- City sightseeing monuments entrance fee (NPR 400+250+1000)
- Personal expenses and your travel insurance
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Trekking Difficulty of this trek
It's among the longest trekking in Nepal. The trek begins from subtropical to tundra climatic zones while passing through six different climatic zones. It also extends from 715 meters to 5218 meters and passes through the valley of Buddi Gandaki, which surrounds Mount Manaslu. Of course, due to its gradual altitude, it is difficult to walk in thin air and to cover 177 kilometers in the distance.
The Manaslu Trek is great for people who have a good physical health and are eager to stroll at high altitudes. Note that hiking in Manaslu is moderate to strenuous. However, elderly people can also finish this trek if they take the necessary acclimatization.
Lodging and food during the trek
Accommodation is in guesthouses (often called teahouses) along the way. Rooms have two single beds and usually a small window.Toilet facilities are most often shared rather than en-suite bathrooms on the Manaslu Trek. They can be inside the main house or in the outhouse. It may be a western style toilet or a squat. Things tend to become more basic at higher altitudes.There's also a dining room where food is prepared, so it's a perfect spot to get to know your fellow trekkers. The higher you go, usually around dinner time there will be a fire in the dining room, although this is by no means guaranteed.
During the lodge trek, we will enjoy authentic Nepalese food (Dal bhat, vegetables, curry ...) rice, lentil, as well as more-foreign cuisine. You can select from the lodge menu if you want, and at a time when it's difficult to pick, our guide can help you choose and taste the local cuisine. Breakfast and dinner are served from the teahouse or from the lodge menu where we spend the night. Lunch and Dinner are not included in the price. If you want to include the lunch and dinner you would have to tick the box at the top right side of the booking menu.
Electricity and Charging your devices while on trek
Owing to the small hydropower project, 220 volts of electrical power is available in many villages. Light and power sockets are also available for charging batteries on a payable basis. Villages without electricity normally use a solar energy for charging lights and batteries.
Drinking water during the trek
The Manaslu trek is physically exhausting and drinking a lot of water is a must. The first several days at low altitudes can be hot, so expect a lot of water to be needed. At cooler, higher altitudes, you can feel less thirsty, but drinking lots of water allows you to acclimate. Planning to have at least two liters of water when trekking every day is a smart way to start. Filling up water is quick. Taps in, out or in guesthouses mean that there are plenty of places to fill your bottles and/or your water bladders.This could be where you stay, a lunch stop, or a shared public tap used by locals. Use an efficient sterilization method to make sure your water is safe and not contaminated in anyway.Bottled water is available to buy throughout the trek, but we would advise against this for a number of reasons.You do not need them if you use sterilization method. Environment concerns are there and also buying water is expensive up in the mountains.
Obtaining trekking permits
You would require permits for this trek, which are Restricted Area permit (RAP), ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project), and MCAP (Manaslu Conservation Area Project).
HSJ shall take care of the permits for you.
Insuring your safety
We suggest taking out an insurance plan for your individual accountability, accidents and illnesses during the service.
Regarding the type of activity, you may be asked to show a certificate of insurance for help and support, sanitation and search. This service is private and not free in Nepal, the helicopter will not take off until it is convinced to pay for the insurance.
Carrying Extra money
It’s difficult to give an exact amount of money that you should bring. Costs will vary according to how much you want to spend for shopping and where and what meals (lunch & dinner) you want to eat. Trekkers find that around $20 (for lunch & dinner) a day is reasonable for the trekking days.
As for the tips, A general rule of thumb for tipping is USD 25 for the guide per traveller and USD 25 for porter between two travellers if you are fully satisfied with their service. So we suggest you allocate a minimum of USD 50 for Tipping. This is just a guideline and you may tip whatever / how much you think is appropriate for the services rendered which made your trek a memorable one.
Luggage per one person
For the trek, we'll have one porter for two people 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, headlight, gadgets etc.
Best time for the trek
The ideal time to go hiking in Manaslu is from September to November. In general, the weather is dry and clear, with warm sunny days and excellent visibility. Spring during April-May is also considered the best time for this trek. At this time of year, there is a reduced incidence of weather-related natural disasters, making the trekking climate much safer. Moreover, given that it's the best season, it's also the busiest.
List of Equipment you will need for trek
• Trekking boots
• Short-sleeved Trekking shirts
• Trekking pants and jackets
• Thermals underwear
• Long-sleeved Trekking shirts
• Insulating down jackets
• Woolen cap
• Trekking Gloves
• Diamox tablets
• Sanitary pads / Tampons
• Anti-nausea Medicines
• Mosquito and insect repellents
• Toilet Paper
• Hand sanitizer
• Sleeping bag
• Water Bottle
• Solar Chargers
• Hot water Thermos
• Travel Permits
Staying connected to world outside during the trek
There is expanding the telecommunication services at most of the villages, except Deng and Ghap. However, you can find a satellite or cellular-based phone which able to connect with the world on the payable basis. Internet services are also available in Philim, Namrung, Lho, and Sama Gaon.
There will be two people accommodated in each room for the duration of the tour. If you prefer private accommodation, you'll find the option for "single supplement" of USD 250. Important: Please note that during the trek there are some lodges which won't have sufficient rooms to provide private accommodation. So, even if you purchase single supplement you will end up sharing a room for some days of the trek.
Travel and Transportation Modes
On Land: Touring to and from city destinations is done on a private vehicle such as a car, jeep or microbus. Luxury tourist buses, which are only hired by the company for the most part, make the long distance travel. You will may have to take a public bus on some trip, but you do not need to worry about your protection or comfort because you ride with our guides and support staff in a group.
This Tour with HSJ
Guides and Porters
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 over 10 years, well-trained, friendly guide and, courteous and helpful porters, assured of a wonderfully memorable experience.
For the trek, we'll have one porter for two people as per group size. The porter will carry 12-15 kg per person luggage during the trek. You need to carry your day pack to keep your personal belongings such as wallet, camera, water bottle, dry snack, headlight, gadgets, etc. The safety and concerns of our porters is our collective responsibility. We take our responsibilities towards them and their safety concerns strictly. On your part, please carry only things that are of absolute necessities.
Other Programs and complimentary services with this trip
• Welcome and Farewell dinner
• Yoga Classes
• Spa services
How do we make sure you get the best experience of this trek?
We are your completely flexible travel partner. Want to follow different route? We have you covered. Have extra time in Nepal? Excellent! We have more add-on tours like Chitwan Jungle Safari, Cable Car ride to Chandragiri hills, Cooking and Yoga classes in Kathmandu and so on. Would like to customize the trip? Well, why not? Give us your ideas and we will prepare complete itinerary for you. Do you want to use different standard of accommodations than provided in the itineraries? Of course! You absolutely can. From your arrival until you departure, your wishes are our command. Feel free to make the request.
Last minute booking
It is best to book in advance but for those who cannot, for whatever reason, make a last minute reservation special arrangement for Himalayan Social Journey. In the case of last minute reservation, 100% tour payment will be approved within 24 hours. We try to operate a trek at any time but we are not liable for the delay in case of last-minute reservation, because of uncontrolled changes such as weather and the availability of accommodation.
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