• Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Fairly Strenuous
  • Trip Style: Sight Seeing & Trekking
  • Transport: Private Tourist Vehicle & Local Bus
  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch Dinner on Trek & Breakfast in Cities
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel and Mountian Guest House
  • Group Size: 2-12

Highlights:

  • Manaslu Trekking is restricted area trekking trail.
  • You have sightseeing tours of historical UNESCO World Heritage sites in Kathmandu.
  • You scenic drive to Arughat and Beshisahar to Kathmandu.
  • You visit remote part of Nepal and many verities of Culture and nature.
  • You have very beautiful backdrop of Ganesh Himal mountain range & Mt. Manaslu.
  • You Trek in rich cultural heritage, Sama Gaun.
  • You have best views of Himalayas range.
  • You Pass over the Larke La.

About Manaslu Larke Pass Trek

Manaslu Larke Pass Trek leads into a virgin territory, where only a few trekkers dare to venture. The extreme isolation of the region and trodden trail makes the Manaslu Circuit Trek a real adventurous journey.

Manaslu Larke Pass Trek venture to one of the most secluded parts of Nepal, where you walk on the ultimate Himalayan terrain. Due to the isolation of the region, only a handful of travelers visits this region every year. The trail traverses around the 8th highest mountain in the world, Mt. Manaslu. Located in the western part of Nepal, trekking in Manaslu region is opened in 1992 AD.

The Manaslu trekking is situated near the border of Nepal and Tibet. The name Manaslu means "The spirit-mountain". As per the locals, it is believed that the compassionate and strong deity mysteriously dwells within its realm.

Manaslu trek offers great views of some of the highest mountains in the world. Furthermore, Manaslu trek offers cultural heritage, a genuine outing in the outback, incomparable beauty and biological varieties that will leave you unspoken. The entire region is a restricted area and needs to get special permission from the government of Nepal to go on a trek here.

The trekking in the Manaslu area has been considered to be one of the finest adventures in Nepal. Trekking in Manaslu region needs a very well-planned itinerary and preparation. We, Outfitter Nepal Treks & Expedition have designed our Manaslu Trek itinerary precisely that will help you to complete this trek without any problem.

Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrive at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel

Upon your arrival at the airport, you get picked up by our team representative. He takes you to the hotel. The rest of the day is free. So, you can take your time to adjust and look around.

  • Accomodation:Hotel
  • Place:Kathmandu

Today, after having breakfast, you go on a guided sightseeing tour of UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Boudhnath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square, and Swayambhunath. These sites will present you rich culture of Nepali. In the evening, you arrange the gears and documents for the trek.

  • Food:Breakfast
  • Accomodation:Hotel
  • Place:Kathmandu

The first part of the drive goes along the Kathmandu Pokhara Highway and then through villages and terraced fields. You will reach Arughat, where you experience Nepal's rural landscape.

  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accomodation:Guest house
  • Place:Arughat

Today is the first day of the trek. Walking on a flat path along the bank of Budhi Gandaki River, you pass through terraced fields, small villages, green hills, and lush forests. In Arket Bazar, you take a small lunch break and head towards Soti Khola.

  • Walking Hours:7
  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accomodation:Guest house
  • Place:Soti Khola

The trail passes through forests and villages. You will cross several streams and pas by waterfalls and reach Lapu Besi. From here, trekking on a zigzag path, you reach Machha Khola.

  • Walking Hours:6
  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accomodation:Guest house
  • Place:Machha khola

Crossing Machha Khola, the trail heads to Khorla Bensi. From here, you trek and reach Tatopani. The valley sides are steep until they are impassable and the route then switches to the left bank by way of a suspension bridge. The trail is quite exposed and challenging in some places. You will reach Dovan and head to Lauri. Further, crossing a river on a suspension bridge, you ascend to Jagat.

  • Walking Hours:7
  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accomodation:Guest house
  • Place:Jagat

The trail gradually ascends and crosses a suspension bridge over Budhi Gandaki. You enter Philim and trek on a flat path through pine forest. From here, the trail will take you to Deng.

  • Walking Hours:7
  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accomodation:Guest house
  • Place:Deng

The trail ascends through lush forests. On the way, you get to enjoy fantastic views of Mt. Manaslu, lovely valleys, and rocky hillocks. The trail will take you to Namrung, a Buddhist village.

  • Walking Hours:6
  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accomodation:Guest house
  • Place:Namrung
  • Altitude:2900

Trekking on a winding path, you pass through the inner Himalayan range. On the way, you witness mountain views of Rupinala pass, Mt. Manaslu, Gorkha Himal, Dwijen Himal, Saula Himal, Lajing peak, and many others. With the increase of altitude, the vegetation begins to decrease. Passing through Lihi Gaun nad Lho Gaun, we move towards Sama Gaun.

  • Walking Hours:7
  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accomodation:Guest house
  • Place:Sama Gaun
  • Altitude:3390

Today is a day of rest day. You explore the village and its nearby areas. You can hike to Manaslu Base Camp for excellent views of Samdo, Nagdi Chuli, Simnang Himal, Manaslu glacier, Manaslu ice fall, and Birendra Kunda, which is an ice lake nearby the Manaslu Base Camp.

  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accomodation:Guest house
  • Place:Sama Gaun

The trail ascends to Samdo through the deserted path and windy valley. The Tibetan border is just four kilometers away from Samdo, but visitors are not allowed to pass the border. This place is an excellent viewpoint for Mt. Manaslu, Samdo, Nagdi Chuli, Simnang Himal, Manaslu glacier, Manaslu ice fall, and several other peaks.

  • Walking Hours:5
  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accomodation:Guest house
  • Place:Samdo
  • Altitude:3690

After having breakfast, you begin trekking on rocky zigzag trail to Larkya La Phedi. There is a market called Larkya Bazaar (market), where seasonal fairs are held for the local folks and people bring goods from Tibet to sell it here.

  • Walking Hours:5
  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accomodation:Guest house
  • Place:Phedi
  • Altitude:4460

It is going to be a tough trekking day as you will cross Larkya La Pass. You begin trekking early in the morning. The trail ascends through the rocky and winding path and takes you to the top of the pass. From the top, you will enjoy gorgeous sunrise along with the views of Larkya peak, Mt. Manaslu, Ratna Chuli, Cheo Himal and many other snow-capped mountains. From here, you descend through rock and icy path and reach Bimthang.

  • Walking Hours:9
  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accomodation:Guest house
  • Place:Bhimtang
  • Altitude:5135

Crossing a high pasture, you descend the valley of Burdin Khola. Beyond a bridge over the headwaters of the Dudh Khola, you descend into a rhododendron forest and follow a trail through a narrow valley until you reach the highest cultivated land in this valley at Karche, 2,785 m. Crossing a stream, you reach Tilje and an hour-long walk takes you to Dharapani.

  • Walking Hours:7
  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accomodation:Guest house
  • Place:Dharapani

Following the classic Annapurna Circuit trail, you descend along the bank of Dudh Khola and Marshyangdi river. Further, trekking through lovely villages, you reach Jagat.

  • Walking Hours:6
  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accomodation:Guest house
  • Place:Janat

After having breakfast, you begin trekking towards Bhulbhule. On the way, you will get to witness stunning views of snow-capped peaks. A steep trail descends from Jagat through Marshyangdi valley all the way to Bhulbhule.

  • Walking Hours:6
  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accomodation:Guest house
  • Place:Bhulbhule

After having breakfast, you drive to Kathmandu. The drive will be scenic and goes along the banks of the Marshyangdi and Trishuli rivers with splendid views of green hills, mountains, farming terraces and colorful villages on both sides of the road.

  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accomodation:Hotel
  • Place:Kathmandu

Our airport representative will drop you at the airport as per you flight departure time and bid you our last goodbye.

If you want to take other tours in Nepal such as Chitwan Jungle Safari, Bardia Jungle Safari, Pokhara Tour or Lumbini tour then you can start from today and do let us know if you want to take any tour as we also arrange those tours.

  • Food:Breakfast

What's Included

  • Airport transfers.
  • 3 night hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast.
  • A day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner) on trek.
  • Ground transportation by local bus.
  • Accommodations in lodges on trek.
  • Required trekking permtis and fees.
  • A guide and porters (1 porter for each 2 trekkers and a porter carry about 20-22 Kg mean about 10-12 kg from each trekkers).
  • Salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transportation and insurance for guide and porter.
  • Arrangement of emergency helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance company.
  • Sleeping bag, down jacket & duffel bag (if needed).
  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu).
  • Your Travel insurance (compulsory).
  • Meals (lunch & dinner in Kathmandu).
  • Your personal expenses, drink water, hot and cold drinks & bar bills.
  • Laundry, telephone, hot shower & internet charge.
  • Entrances Fees while visiting Kathmandu on second day.
  • Tips for the guide and staff.
  • Anything not mentioned in included section.

Price & Dates

Price Menu
No. of peoplePrice P.P
2 - 2 US$ 1150
3 - 5 US$ 1100
6 - 12 US$ 1000
Departure Note:
  • We have set date for the Manaslu circuit trek So, select your date and book the trek & if your preferred date is not listed or if you are more than 12 people then contact us for the group price and for the further process to book the trek.
  • The Manaslu Larke pass trek is one of the popular restricted area trekking in Nepal. There should be minimum of 2 people to arrnage the trek and our guarenteed dates have already people booked so, y contact usto sign up on our guarenteed date.
  • The available dates are available to book and not have people booked already so, book on these dates if you are 2 or more people or alternatively contact us for the further process for the booking.
DatesStatusPrice FromNote  
08 Jun, 2020 - 25 Jun, 2020AvailableUS$1000
15 Jun, 2020 - 02 Jul, 2020AvailableUS$1000

Useful Information

Things you should know before going on Manaslu Trek

How long is Manaslu Trek?

As per our Manaslu Trek itinerary, it is 18 days long. During these 18 days, you stay overnight in several different villages. The itinerary includes your arrival, departure, preparation in Kathmandu, and rest days in between the trek. This is our standard itinerary. However, we are always open to making tailor-made Manaslu Trek. In this, you can share the number of days you want to include in the itinerary if you have any particular places you want to spend the night or things you want to do. We will try our best to make a perfect package for you as per your needs.

Manaslu Larke Pass Trek difficulty

Manaslu Trek is a difficult trek that leads through the most remote region of the Himalayas, where you can barely find basic facilities as well. The trail is rough and trodden. The remoteness of the region and the high altitude makes the trek difficult. You have to walk 6 to 7 hours on a daily basis, which requires lots of stamina and energy. Therefore, it is very important to have good physical fitness, health, and strong stamina to go on Manaslu Trekking.

Best time to go on Manaslu Larke Pass Trek

Autumn (October to November) and Spring (March to May) are the peak time of the year to go on Manaslu Trek. The weather is mostly stable and moderate. There will be slightly cold during the morning and night time, however, the day will be more warm and lovely.

Food & Accommodation

You will be staying in either lodge or teahouse during the Manaslu Trekking. Lodge has much better rooms in comparison to the tea house. Still, on average, both offer nothing lavish. You get a basic room with a few pieces of furniture, bed, blanket, and pillows. Usually, rooms are on a twin-sharing basis.

The meals will be served as per the menu of lodge/teahouse. In the lower villages, you get a good variety of food, however, in the higher altitude, the food gets limited with high in price. Especially in Namche Bazar, you can find dishes like bread, eggs, momo, noodles, dal bhat, veggies, meat, curries, coffee, tea, etc.

Things you will get to see & experience during the Manaslu Larke Pass Trek

Scenic drive from Kathmandu to Arughat Bazar

From Kathmandu, you drive to Arughat Bazar, which is a long drive. On the way, you will get to see the countryside view. Lush green hills, rivers, waterfalls, and small settlements present scenic views during the drive.

Off-the-beaten trekking experience

Manaslu Trekking is different from other treks of Nepal. The trail is here is not like another trekking trail. It is a more tough, rugged, and steep side. You have to trek to the trodden trail and pass through Manaslu Conservation Area. It is home to 110 species of birds, 211 species of butterflies, 33 species of mammals, 2,000 species of flowering plants, and 11 types of forest. Trekking through this wilderness, you travel the region.

Less crowded trail

During the trek, you come across many isolated settlement areas. Not only that, Manaslu Trek is one of the less-traveled trekking trails of Nepal, therefore the trail is less crowded in comparison to other famous treks of Nepal. If you are someone who likes to travel in a tranquil place, then this is the best option for you. However, in the peak season especially in October, you can find other fellow trekkers as well.

Prosperous cultural experience

route you follow during the Manaslu Trek is full of mani walls, monasteries, prayer wheels, and chortens. The isolation of this region has preserved its culture and tradition for decades. And because of that, you get to experience the practices that are still alive here. The people here follow Buddhism. Their culture, tradition, and language of locals here are influenced by Tibetans. Locals here are friendly and kind, don't feel shy to interact with them.

Stunning landscape and snow-capped mountain views

The views in this region are unlined in any other place in Nepal. The raw untouched nature and ruins of villages are like paradise, where only you and Himalayas are left behind. Stunning views of snow-capped mountains like Mt. Annapurna, Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal, Himal Chuli, Ngadi Chuli, Simnang Himal, Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, and many other mountains can be seen throughout the trek.

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