Manaslu Larkya La Pass Trek

USD 1,155
  • Activities
    4 nights in Kathmandu and 15 days for Manaslu Larkay La Pass Trek
  • Max Elevation
    5,135 meters at Larkya-la
  • Trip Duration
    19 Days
  • Trip Grade
    Moderate & Adventure
  • Lodging
    On Tea-House / Lodge basis
  • Meals
    Full Board during Trek and BB Plan on Cities
  • Transportation
    Private vehicle
  • Communication
    Available
  • Group Size
    Minimum 2
  • Best Season
    Autumn and Spring
  • Per Day Walk
    Approx. 6 - 8

Trip Highlights for Manaslu Larkya La Pass Trek :

  • Witness magnificent panorama of the world’s 8th highest mountain range. 
  • View chain of mountains, high scenic passes, with an isolated area on the midwest Himalayan range of Nepal.
  • Explore the subtropical dense forests as well as many traditional villages with warm friendly locals.
  • Cross the adventurous Larkey la pass 5,135m. 
  • Witness stunning views over the Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, and many other spectacular snow-capped peaks. 

Introduction :

Manaslu Larkya La Pass Trek has a magnificent adventure journey towards the mid-west Himalayan range at Manaslu the world’s 8th highest mountain at 8,156m. The unique trail of Manaslu Trek follows upstream of Budi-Gandaki river leading from the sub-tropical forest to the dry arctic zone near the border of Tibet at Samdu and Lakya Phedi (used to be a trading, bartering bazaar with Nepal and Tibetan locals in the earlier days before the Chinese occupation in Tibet), the trekking path offers outstanding views of Mt. Manaslu along with panorama of the surrounding magnificent peaks that straddle the border with Tibet.

The Manaslu Larkya La Pass trek with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition begins from the ancient Gorkha Kingdom and then driving journey heads towards the town- village at Arughat in the mid-west of Nepal. This Trekking Adventure follows to the highest point of this journey at Larkya la with fantastic views of the surrounding peaks and valleys.

From the top of the pass, It is all downhill through the serene alpine forests and meadows till the walk reaches to the main trail of the Annapurna circuit at Dharapani village, journey continues towards the road head at Chamje or Dharapani village for a scenic drive back to Kathmandu with stunning views of the Manaslu and Annapurna mountain range following the traditional mid hills villages of Gurungs, Magar till Kathmandu is reached after an overwhelming experience of a lifetime trekking with Nepal Guide Treks & Expeditions.
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  • Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu [1345m/4411ft] and transfer to Hotel.

    Our airport arrival and departure representative will be at Tribhuvan International Airport on your arrival schedule. You will be transferred to the hotel and our staff will help you until check-in procedure ends at Hotel. Either you can have rest at Hotel or visit NGT’s office. In the evening, join our welcome dinner program organized by Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition Team.

    Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
    Meals: BB Plan + Welcome Dinner.

  • Day 02: Sightseeing at Kathmandu

    Note: It is not possible to visit all world heritage sites in Kathmandu within a day. So you can choose at least 3-4 places for day sightseeing.

    Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
    Meals: BB Plan

  • Day 03: Drive to Soti Khola [712m/2335ft] [9-10 hrs drive]

    We drive a scenic zigzag hilly road to Sati Khola, north of the market town of Arughat. It takes approximately nine to ten hours to reach the destination from Kathmandu.

    Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
    Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 04: Trek from Soti Khola to Maccha Khola [883m/2896ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]

    We start the trek by crossing the bridge, climbing over a big rock before eventually descending back down to the banks of the Buri Gandaki. We trek up again on a steep rocky trail clinging to the side of a cliff, then up and around to the Gurung village of Labishe 880m and beyond to the river.

    Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
    Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 05: Trek from Machha Khola to Jagat [1415m/4641ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]

    Following the course of the Buri Gandaki, we climb and descend through many ridges. Eventually, the river valley widens allowing us to follow a good trail towards Jagat (1,415m). Jagat is a common village name in the high mountains meaning ‘custom post’ and is the traditional tax collection point for trade to and from Tibet.

    Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
    Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 06: Trek from Jagat to Deng [1804m/5917ft] [6-7 hrs Trek]

    The trail heads towards Setibas where we can see several mani walls indicating that we are entering Tibetan influenced region. The trail continues up to the stone houses of Ghatta Khola, towards Philim. The trail now enters a steep uninhabited gorge, descending through the grassy slopes and crossing the Buri Gandaki, the route becomes a pleasant walk through bamboo forests to the tiny village of Deng. This region is known as Kutang and is inhabited primarily by Gurungs who practise Buddhism.

    Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
    Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 07: Trek from Deng to Namrung [2670m/8757ft] [6-7 hrs Trek]

    We follow the up-down trail towards Ghap – a village of five or six stone houses famous for its mani wall with distinctive carvings of Buddha. The route ascends making a long climb through bamboo and rhododendron filled forests to Namrung – a village with lovely stone houses and a police check post that controls access to the upper part of the valley.

    Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
    Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 08: Trek from Namrung to Shya [3530m/11578ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]

    From Namrung we trek towards the Nupri Region, inhabited by descendants of Tibetan immigrants. After passing through the villages of Barcham, Li, and Sho – the trail finally emerges onto a plateau at Shya, one of the most spectacular view sites in the Himalayas, with wide vistas of Himal Chuli and Manaslu.

    Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
    Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 09: Trek from Shya to Samagaon [3541m/11614ft] [2-3 hrs Trek]

    The trail crosses a ridge, enters and then exits a side canyon. From here we climb across the rocky slopes to emerge onto a ridge overlooking the extensive pastures and fields of Samagaon, a busy village with a gompa is worth paying a visit.

    Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
    Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 10: Acclimatisation day at Samagaon.

    We take a day-off to acclimatize, relax and explore the areas around Samagaon. Walking up to the monastery, looming around the busy village with warm and friendly locals, or visiting the local school can be a good idea to spend a day here at Samagaon.

    Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
    Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 11: Trek from Samagaon to Samdo [3872m/12700ft] [3-4 hrs Trek]

    We leave Samagaon following the trail that runs north and parallel to Buri Gandaki. The route heads through the summer herding area of Khormo Kharka, from where we can have a magnificent view of Manaslu from the mani wall. We continue our trek by climbing up for an hour before dropping again to a bridge over the river. After a short ascent, the trail reaches Samdo – A Tibetan refugee settlement of about 40 homes.

    Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
    Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 12: Acclimatisation day at Samdo.

    It is necessary for us to have another acclimatisation day, before heading up to 4500 m tomorrow and the crossing of Larke La Pass 5135m the day after. While at Samdo, we should consider climbing up the slopes to the north for some great view of the entire Manaslu range.

    Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
    Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 13: Trek from Samdo to Larkya Pedhi [4494m/14740ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]

    From Samdo the trail descends to the bridge and across the Gyala Kholo. From there we begin to climb the trail to a large pile of mani stones just above Larkya Bazaar. Heading further upwards with magnificent views of Larkya Peak and the north face of Manaslu, we reach Larkya Pedhi where there is a large emergency shelter with recently built teahouses.

    Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
    Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 14: Trek to Bimtang [3720m/12201ft] via Larkya La Pass [5135m/16842ft] [8-9 hrs Trek]

    We start the trek before sunrise and climb up a ridge, eventually ending up on top of the moraine at 4690m. From here the trail begins to climb more steeply to the top of Larkya La 5135m, where we will be greeted by amazing views of Himlung and Cheo Himal, Menjung, Gyagi Kang, Kang Guru and Annapurna II. After spending quality time at the pass we start to descend steep slope which is often icy and snow-covered. The trail continues to descend passing through the glaciers. An easy gradient finally indicates that we are at Bimtang.

    Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
    Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 15: Trek from Bimtang to Dharapani [2006m/6579ft] [7-8 hrs Trek]

    From Bimtang we descend down through pine and rhododendron forests to Hompuk and down to a fork of the Dudh Khola. From here the trail can be a little difficult to follow across some large landslides to the scattered settlement of Kharche. It is now a downhill slope to the large Gurung village of Tilije. We cross a long suspension bridge over the Marsyangdi River to reach Dharapani.

    Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
    Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 16: Trek from Dharapani to Syange [1194m/3916ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]

    We climb up and away from the Marsyangdi river and hike through a broad, flat valley towards the village of Tal. The village lies at the foot of a large waterfall. The trail then continues to Chyamje crossing the river once again. From there we descend through forests of rhododendron and pine to Syange.

    Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
    Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

  • Day 17: Drive back to Kathmandu [8-9 hrs drive]

    Having completed our trek, we prepare ourselves for a drive from Syange back to Kathmandu. At, first the drive may not seem pleasant because of the bumpy roads but once we are on the highway – the zigzag road offers beautiful riverside scenery on our way back to Kathmandu.

    Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
    Meals: BB Plan

  • Day 18: Free day at Kathmandu.

    You would surely like to see as much of Kathmandu as possible. The world heritage sites inside Kathmandu, if not visited on the second day of the trip can be visited on this day. An early start is practical to visit the temples of Kathmandu. Also, walking around the shopping area of Thamel is worth spending quality time at Kathmandu. We will have a final meal together in the evening.

    Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
    Meals: BB Plan + Farewell Dinner

  • Day 19: Transfer to International Airport for departure.

    Our representative will drop you at the International Airport as per your flight schedule.

What's included?
  • Airport Arrival and departure transfer
  • 4 nights stay in Kathmandu with BB Plan
  • Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu with City Guide, Private Vehicle & all entry fees
  • All land transportation by private vehicle  as per mentioned in the itinerary
  • All meals [B/F, Lunch & Dinner] During Trekking period
  • Tea House Lodges accommodation during Trekking
  • Special Permit for Manaslu region and Annapurna Conservation Area permits
  • Highly experienced Trekking guide for entire trek
  • Required Number of Porters
  • Staffs food, clothing salary & Insurance.
  • General First aid Kids
  • All tax, vats and necessary paper works
What's not included?
  • Personal nature expenses
  • Bar bill and all kind of drinks
  • Rescue & Evacuation
  • Gratitude (tip) for staff

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Manaslu Larkya La Pass Trek Difficulty
Trekking towards Manaslu region is a pleasant experience itself. Manaslu is the eight highest mountain of the world. It has many popular trekking destination among them is Manaslu Larkya La Pass Trekking. Larkya La Pass (5213m) is one of the high mountain Passes. Despite having a lot of beautiful and exotic features, Manaslu Larkya La Pass involves some potential difficulties.
Manaslu Larkya La Pass is growing as popular trekking destinations in Nepal. In spite of having some remarkable problem like high altitude, cold weather and slippery trails etc. This is a doable trekking if you properly acknowledge the preparation and other necessary thing with convenience of your time.
If you can undertake long hours of daily walk, adjust to the high altitude and unstable weather condition it is not a problem at all. We recommend you to focus on preparation just before going high. Spend enough time in jogging, walking, cycling, swimming, yoga and aerobics. It is also sensible to go for smaller hikes before the actual trekking. Since, this trek is one of the remote trek, we recommend you to be careful about the gears and equipments.

Best Season for Manaslu Larkya La Pass Trek
Trekking and Hiking are the most popular leisure activities around the world. They can be great pursuit of happiness if they are secured and successful. Therefore, before undertaking these activities we must be very clear about when to go.
Hiking in Nepal can be done throughout the year. Autumn and spring are the best seasons to go on trekking in Nepal. Every season has something distinct. Autumn season lasts for September to November and Spring Season lasts for March to May. To visit almost all regions of Nepal these two seasons are ideal.
During Spring Season Nepal experiences moderate climate. The hills will be veiled with the blossoms of Rhododendron, orchid etc. Autumn Season is the loveliest season in Nepal. The temperature is warm even at the Mountains. The days will be clear which affords the best mountain views. These two seasons are perfect for every part of the country.
Winter season (December to January) is little colder at the Himalayas. The precipitation will be at the form snowfall. However, the days are still warmer with plenty of sunshine. The rainfall is occasional. If you like to travel in peaceful trails and can cope up with extreme cold weather, you can choose winter season.
Nepal experiences summer monsoon. We don’t recommend Summer Season (June to August) to you. However, this season can be the best time to visit the rain shadow areas like Mustang and Manang.

Preparation for Manaslu Larkya La Pass Trek
Work one after proper planning and much preparation never fails. Trekking and Hiking is also such an event which requires a lot of preparations. These pursuits require a good level of physical fitness. Not only good physique helps you out, but also a mental strength is vital. If you have undertaken some smaller hikes earlier, trekking will be much easier for you. You need to be familiar with trekking and climbing gears. Besides that you need to be aware of basic climbing and mountaineering skills also depending upon the difficulty level. Cardio, yoga, jogging, running, swimming, etc. helps you to build up your physics. Stress Endurance Practice helps you to build up your mental capacity. Similarly, have plenty of hygienic foods including protein, carbohydrates and minerals. Here are some tips for preparing for any trekking/Climbing or Hiking in Nepal:

  • Go for a run or hike to hills where you have to do ascents and descents.
  • Once a week, do a long walk.
  •  Swim and cycle.
  •  You can also go up and down the stairs of a tall building.
  •  Eat healthy food.
  •  Keep on doing yoga. If you can, do more yoga related to breathing.

Altitude Sickness
Altitude Sickness is also known as Acute Mountain Sickness. It is a medical condition when our body could not adjust to the environment due to the low level of oxygen in the air. At high altitude, the level of the oxygen in the air is thin due to which our body can not adjust easily to the environment. Normally, it is more common above 2500 meter above the symptoms.
Common Symptoms: Headache, Nausea, Dizziness, Vomiting, Fatigue, Loss of Appetite, Trouble Sleeping etc.

Types of Altitude Sickness:

  •  Acute Mountain Sickness: It is very common at high altitude and can cause vomiting, dizziness, nausea etc. overall, it is the mildest form of altitude sickness.
  •  High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE): It is a very dangerous and life threatening conditions because fluid is built up in the lungs.
  •  High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE): It is the most severe stage of Altitude Sickness because fluid is built up in the brain. It is life threatening one. The victim will be unable to walk, breathe and ultimately in Coma.

Treatment:
If you realize any other symptoms associated with Altitude Sickness other than Headache, just change your elevation. If the symptoms are severe, you need immediate medical attention. You need to consult with a physician. The best treatment of Altitude Sickness is to climb down as low as possible. If you are at a very high altitude, just climb below 4000m. If you have High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE) , you might need a steroid called Dexamethasone. If you have High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE), you will need supplemental oxygen and other medications.

Prevention:
The best way to prevent Altitude Sickness is to have a lot of Acclimatization. That simply means climb high and sleep low. Here are some of the basic guidelines for preventing Altitude Sickness.

  •  Do not climb hurriedly. Keep your pace steady.
  • Do have a lot of acclimatization.
  •  Do not drink alcohol or do not smoke.
  •  Drink plenty of fresh water.
  •  Eat plenty of hygienic foods.
  •  Use Diamox Pills 24 hrs prior to the climb.


Trekking Gears for Manaslu Larkya La Pass Trek

For the safe, secure, and successful trekking experience, we need some gears and instruments. We also may require some technical trekking instruments depending upon the difficulty grade. Here we are going to discuss briefly about trekking gears and instruments for Nepal.
Packing: Duffle Bag (It is useful if you hire a porter, It must be waterproof, durable, and lockable), Rucksack Bag with Waterproof Cover (It is useful if you travel independently), Daypack
Clothings: Hiking Boots, Socks, Gloves, Hat, Scarf, Shell Pants, Lightweight Walking Pants, Fleece Jacket, Waterproof Jacket, Thermal Vest, T-shirts, Hiking Shorts etc.
Sleeping: Sleeping Bag, Pillow Case, and other Sleeping Accessories
Other Accessories: Trekking Poles, Water filters, Harness, Mosquito Repellent, Towel, and other luxury items.

Ten Essentials for Trekking

  •  Navigation (Map/ Compass)
  •  Sun Protection (Sunglass/Sun Screen)
  •  Insulation( Extra Clothing)
  •  Illumination (Headlamp/ Flashlight)
  •  First Aid Supplies
  •  Fire (Waterproof Matches/lighter/ Candle)
  •  Repair Kits and tools
  •  Nutrition (Extra Food)
  •  Emergency Shelter (Tent/ Plastic Tube Tent/ Garbage supplies)
  •  Extra Clothes


Is Nepal Safe for Trekking?

No doubt, Nepal is safe. In fact, it is safer than any other countries of the world. Nepal is a country full of diversities. Nepali people are hospitable, kind, and cultured. Nepali people are also religious and spiritual by nature. Therefore, they understand the language of love and kindness better than other. For them, service to human is service to the God.
Tourism is the mainstay of the Nepalese economy. Trekking is the best thing to do in Nepal. Nepal has so many trekking destinations which offer you the best memories of your life. But the trails in many different parts of Nepal are yet to be discovered. High Altitude, unpredictable weather conditions, strenuous trails, are not easy to handle. Snow storm and snow blast are the other challenges that may disturb you otherwise Trekking in Nepal is full of Surprises. It is a museum full of social, cultural, and natural riches.
As far as your safety concerned, Nepal is safe for trekking and hiking. The existing trekking trails are upgraded and they have become populous. The 10 years long armed revolution has also come to an end with peaceful politics. Along with the formulation of her new constitution, the socio economic development of Nepal has started to speed up. No more procession, rallies, strikes will disturb you.
On the other hand, the scars of devastating earthquake (2015 AD) are also being healed up along with the completion of reconstruction. You shouldn’t bother about your safety and security in Nepal. It is our responsibility to satisfy you. Putting Visit Nepal -2020 into considerations, Nepal has been working out day and night to make her safe, secure and worth visiting country in the globe.
Don’t let the opportunity go, come and visit Nepal in 2020.

Meals
Most of the classic trekking destinations in Nepal have developed the basic infrastructures for tourism industry. There won’t be problem for your meal. In Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan, and other major cities you will have a varieties of dishes including Indian, Continental, Chinese, Italian and other. Whereas, at remote areas where there are no or few tea house are located, our crew will prepare meal for you. There won’t be much varieties since the will have to carry the entire camping and kitchen instrument with themselves which is practically very difficult. But we strive hard to provide healthy food with added delicacy.
Our trekking packages include Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Accommodation
We offer you a three star accommodation while in Kathmandu. We will be staying at the available lodge or teahouse on the trek. Some of the trekking regions have adequate teahouse whereas some are very remote and we shall depend on Camping. You have to be ready to spend night under the tent for some days in some places. Otherwise, we shall provide you a comfortable stay at hotels with en suite bathroom and hot showers. The rooms will be single or twin sharing as per the availability.

Tips for Manaslu Larkya La Pass Trek

  • Try not alone; always hire a professional local trekking Guide
  •  Learn safety rules
  •  Acclimatize and Acclimatize
  •  Choose the right trail for your fitness
  •  Carry local currency
  •  Pace yourself, don’t travel under pressure
  •  Wear the most comfortable dress help you to succeed
  •  Select a Government Licensed Trekking Agency
  •  Be familiar with the trails
  •  Check the weather condition before you begin
  •  Tell someone where you will be
  •  Buy an Insurance Policy with the appropriate coverage
  •  Pack ten Essentials

Final Say
Manaslu Larkya La Pass Trek is one of the vital trekking destinations. It is one of the best remote trekking in the Annapurna Region. The region is not yet fully discovered. This is a pure and unspoiled trekking in Nepal. The region boasts unique culture, richer ecology and even beautiful landscape. It is a must do trek in Nepal either.
If you are planning for a trek in Nepal and have not yet decided which way to go, we recommend you to choose this trek. If you want more information, please feel free to contact us. Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition sincerely wants to assist you with much vital information.

How to Get Nepal Visa?

Immigration Office at Kathmandu Airport Facilitating Tourist Visa on arrival.

Visa Fees:

Two Weeks – 30 USD

One Month (Four Weeks) – 50 USD

Three Month (90 Days) – 125 USD

For more info, please email at info@nepalguidetreks.com

Visa Extension Fees:

Tourist Visa Extension required a minimum of 15 days (USD 45)and USD 3 for each extra days.

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