Manaslu Circuit Trek via Larkya Pass 12 Days
12 Days Manaslu Circuit Trek via Larkya Pass, is an ideal wonderful walking experience to one of the popular treks known as Annapurna Circuit Trek seeing rich local heritage in the Lap of dazzling Mt. Manaslu and crossing over the most sensational Larkya Pass (5160 m). Manaslu Circuit Trekking is the best trek that provides you the great chance of exploring the Manaslu region which is pearled by Mt Manaslu (8163m), Beautiful village, sacred monastery, river, lakes, water, custom, tradition, and culture. The Manaslu Trekking trail encompasses the Manaslu and Annapurna Conservation areas, Tibetan-influenced and Indo-Aryan habitations, Marsyangdi and budhi Gandaki valley, and Annapurna and Manaslu circuit trails, making it one of the most satisfying remote treks in Nepal. An authentic experience, since following the ancient route of Tibet along the Budhi Gandaki River, at lower elevation the trail passes through the subtropical jungle and the Himalayan lower to higher regions and freezing Larkya La Pass (above 5000m); offering all that best treks in Nepal have to offers. This trip can be arranged any season; in any case, spring and autumn are more ideal in terms of weather, visibility, and trail. Compared to other trekking in Nepal, this trekking route receives a few trekkers; thus, making it an ideal trekking route for adventurers looking to avoid the traffic that is typically found in the Everest and Annapurna route.
Manaslu Circuit Trek via Larkya Pass 12 Days Outline Itinerary
|Day 01:||Drive from Kathmandu to Macchakhola - Altitude: 700-m/2296 ft. | Drive 8/9 hours. Meal: LD.|
|Day 02:||Trek from Machhakhola Gaon to Jagat - Altitude: 2340 m/7676 ft. | Trek: 7/8 hrs. Meal: BLD|
|Day 03:||Trek to Deng - Altitude: 1870m/6170 ft.| Trek: 6-7 hrs. Meal: BLD|
|Day 04:||Trek to Ghap - Altitude: 2,160m/7,086ft. | Trek: 4-5 hrs. Meal: BLD|
|Day 05:||Trek to Lho- Altitude: 3150m/10395 ft. | Trek: 6/ hrs. Meal: BLD|
|Day 06:||Trek to Sama Gaon - Altitude: 3500m/11550 ft. | Trek: 3-4 hrs. Meal: BLD|
|Day 07:||Rest day at Sama Gaon - Altitude: 3500m/11550 ft. | Trek: 3-4 hrs. Meal: BLD|
|Day 08:||Trek to Samdo - Altitude: 3,690m/12,106 ft. | Trek: 6/7 hrs. Meal: BLD|
|Day 09:||Trek to Lyarkya Phedi Altitude: 4,470m/14,665ft. | Trek: 6-7 hours | Meal: BLD|
|Day 10:||Trek to Bimtang (3,720m/12,204ft. ) crossing Larkya La Pass - Altitude: 5153 m/ 17005 ft. | Trek: 8/9 hrs. Meal: BLD|
|Day 11:||Trek to Dharapani - Altitude: 1,860m/6,102ft. | Trek: 5/6 hrs. Meal: BLD|
|Day 12:||Drive to Besisahar in a Sharing Jeep - Altitude: 60 m/2,493ft | Private car drive back to Kathmandu. End of the trip.|
Manaslu Circuit Trek via Larkya Pass 12 Days Detail Itinerary Expand All
Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Macchakhola - Altitude: 700-m/2296 ft. | Drive: 8/9 hours.
The journey begins with a scenic drive to Machha Khola. Our driver will escort you to the bus stop to catch a bus to Macchakhola. You will be driving towards the western part of the valley following a blacktopped Prithvi Highway. Crossing the Trishuli River, you will drive towards Dhading besi you will be passing through a small town Arughat which is mostly settled by the Newar ethnic group. On the way, you can view the beautiful landscape, countryside lifestyle, terraced fields, rivers, and waterfalls. Crossing a bridge across the Budhi Gandaki River, you will pass small villages settled by Gurung and Magar ethnic groups, beautiful fields of millet and paddy and landscape along the Sotikhola and finally reaching Macchakhola.
Day 02: Trek from Machhakhola Gaon to Jagat - Altitude: 2340 m/7676 ft. | Trek: 7/8 hrs.
Today, you will start walking in a narrow trail following the Budhi Gandaki River. Just walking in a zigzag trail and crossing a suspension bridge will take you to the Khorlabesi that offers a fantastic view of Ganesh Himal. Now onwards, you will walk in an ascending and descending trail, crosses several suspension bridges, passes landslides, rock falls, and small hamlets; even walk-in stone steps along with rocky trail en-route to Jagat. On reaching Jagat, see the fabulous view of Sringi Himal; mani walls and Chirtens representing the Himalayan culture. Spend overnight at the local lodge.
Day 03: Trek to Deng - Altitude: 1870m/6170 ft.| Trek: 6-7 hrs.
After sliding down a long chain of stone steps to the river, you will climb on a terraced hill to Saguleri. See the impressive view of Singri Himal, 7187m from Saguleri. At Saguleri, the path splits. You will continue with the left-hand branch heading upstream, through a gorge section with towering walls. Thrice you cross the river in the next couple of hours to avoid difficult valley sides and then slide up over a further steep spur to reach the village of Deng. Spend overnight at Deng local lodge/camping.
Day 04: Trek to Ghap - Altitude: 2,160m/7,086ft. | Trek: 4-5 hrs.
Today, you will cross the village of Lamaistic Buddhism, see some Mani walls/ Chortens and flattering flags while entering the elevated Buddhist Community. Since today’s trek is relatively short you reach the village of Ghap in about four hours, which straddles the river. Officially, you have entered the Tibetan Region as you feel perceptible change in the climate and culture. Spend overnight at Ghap local lodge/camping.
Day 05: Trek to Lho- Altitude: 3150m/10395 ft. | Trek: 6/ hrs.
The clear sights of gaining elevation are visible as you move into alpine territory where the mountain views are more than terrific. Myriads of mani stone walls and crossings of the Buri Gandaki thrice en-route will bring to Namrung. At Namrung, you need to issue trekking permits and MCAP permit. Beyond Namrung, the valley opens out and there are extensive pastures. Then, a gradual up climb followed by crossing a bridge over a large stream flowing down from the Lidanda Glaciers, you reach the Tibetan village of Sho, 3000m. Beyond Sho, you get first incredible views of the Manaslu North and then of Manaslu Main. A further trek will bring you to Lho, a large village at 3150 metres where there is a lovely little monastery and numerous chortens and Manis. Looking back Ganesh I is visible. Spend overnight at Lho local lodge/camping.
Day 06: Trek to Sama Gaon - Altitude: 3500m/11550 ft. | Trek: 3-4 hrs.
Beyond Lho, chase the right bank of the river, with views of Peak 29 ahead. Continuing along the main trail, you will reach Sama Gaon 3500m after a while trek. You can visit Sama Gompa which is just 20 minutes’ walk from Sama. Spend overnight at Sama local lodge/camping.
Day 07: Rest day at Sama Gaon - Altitude: 3500m/11550 ft. | Trek: 3-4 hrs.
It is wise to rest during the trek for proper acclimatization before gaining the height. Spend your time at Sama Village enjoying the culture, lifestyle, and people following Lamaism. You can either hike to a ridge to view the stunning mountain including Nadi CHuli, Manaslu, Larke, and Naike. Or, you can also go to visit the Pung Gyen Gompa, capture the fabulous view of Puggen Glacier. Your walk on rest will let you familiarize yourself with height. Retrace Back to Sama Goan for the overnight stay.
Day 08: Trek to Samdo - Altitude: 3,690m/12,106 ft. | Trek: 6/7 hrs.
Today, you will trek to the Manaslu Base Camp that is incredibly a great trip. You will walk up for around 5 hours to base camp. Explore the surrounding and continue walking for your final destination towards Samdo. Todays’ trail will be a bit longer enjoying the sunlight on the mountains and glaciers. The best part of the trek is the incredible turquoise view of Birendra Lake. Spend some time in the base camp, then trek to Samdo. From now, you will enter the forest filled with birch, juniper, rhododendron, moss and Lichen. The trail will take you towards the Kyonggma Kharka that manifests small huts made with stones and a long Mani walls. Crossing a bridge over Budhi Gandaki River, you will enter the village of Samdo. It is a very close village to Tibet settled by the Tibetan Refugee community, have Taka Choeling Gompa, big Mani wall and close to Sonam Glacier as well as a viewpoint of Naike and Pangboche Peaks. Spend overnight at Local lodge/camping.
Day 09: Trek to Larkya Phedi - Altitude: 4,470m/14,665ft. | Trek: 6/7 hrs.
Today, you will gain a significant height. Beyond Samdo 3780m, you will trek along Larke Khola to Dharmashala (Stone Hut) 4460 along the steep trail above the river. At a point in today’s trek, you will be mesmerized by the incredible view of Larke Kunda. Keeping on gaining the height, you will arrive at Larkya Phedi 5105 crossing Larkya-la Pass 5153m. The trail passes through the Mani walls and Stone Huts while walking towards Larke Phedi. Larke Phedi is also called as Dharmasala or Rest House, is a seasonal village that provides rooms and tents for the trekkers. On reaching, you can hike the hills for acclimatization and retrace back to Phedi for the overnight stay at Resthouse/camping.
Day 10: Trek to Bimtang (3,720m/12,204ft. ) crossing Larkya La Pass - Altitude: 5153 m/ 17005 ft. | Trek: 8/9 hrs.
Today will be the most exciting day crossing a Larkya-la Pass gaining the ultimate altitude of this trek. Just starts walking in the early morning, you will pass the moraine route of the Larkya Glacier, cross frozen lakes and follow the steep up that will take you to Larkya-La. You will see the flattering colorful flags in a place, making your day a wonderful time catching the magnificent view of the snowcapped peaks including Annapurna II, Kangguru, Himlung, Larkey, and many more. Continue walking following the guide in a steep descend on a high moraine ridge of Salpudanda glacier. Now onwards, the trail will be the grassy moraine rockfall of Dingboche Kharka. Walking for a while will take you to the beautiful Bimthang Village. From here, you can view the fantastic scene of the peaks like the Lamjung, Manaslu, Phungi, Himlung, and Cheo Himal. Spend overnight at a Local lodge/ Camping at Bimthang. Today’s trek gains significant height. Beyond Samdo 3780m, you will trek along Larke Khola to Dharmashala (Stone Hut) 4460 along with the steep trail above the river. At a point in today’s trek, we will be mesmerized by the incredible view of Larke Kunda. Keeping on gaining height we will arrive at Larkya Phedi 5105 crossing Larkya Pass 5153m. We will camp for the night at Larkya Phedi.
Day 11: Trek to Dharapani - Altitude: 1,860m/6,102ft. | Trek: 5/6 hrs.
Begins the trail to the Hampuk, a rock shelter cave, and crossing a bridge, you will continue walking down through the forest of Rhododendrons and Pine, passing several villages and cultivated land, exploring the Gho Village settled by the Gurung community as well as the Kilpu waterfall. You will reach Tilje, where you can rest for a while. Explore traditional Gurung Village. From now, you will continue walking towards Dharapani after crossing a bridge over the Dudh River. Explore the village and spend time enjoying the surrounding. Spend overnight at Local Lodge.
Day 12: Drive to Besisahar in a Sharing Jeep - Altitude: 60 m/2,493ft | Drive back to Kathmandu. End of the trip.
Wake up and get ready for driving hours down in a snaky road to Besisahar. Along the serpentine mountain mishmash road followed by the snaky Prithvi Highway, the journey longs for 7-8 hours. The journey on this highway is also a highlighting part of the trip. The cultural practices in the semi-urban areas of Nepal, the fast-flowing Himalayan Rivers and the ongoing adventurous activities there, and most importantly the hilly landscapes on the roadsides represent different Nepal. You will be having your lunch at one of the highway resorts and in the late afternoon, you will be arriving in Kathmandu. Rest of the time in Kathmandu you can unleash your trekking tiredness by hunting the souvenirs on the streets of Thamel or simply chill in your hotel room.
- Ground Transportation: Airport transfer on arrival and departure
- Ground Transportation: Kathmandu/Machhakhola drive in the local sharing bus.
- Ground Transportation: Dharapani/Besisahar drive in local sharing jeep
- Ground Transportation: Besisahar to Kathmandu drive in a private vehicle
- Accommodation during Trek: 11 Nights'basic guesthouse accommodation during the trek in mostly twin-share and occasionally dormitory-style rooms. [Few nights in an attached bathroom in available places ]
- Meals: 3 Meals per day during the trek (BLD: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner. Each meal consist of one course of the meal)
- Guide: Nepal Government licensed English-speaking trekking guide.
- Porter: The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
- Permit: Manaslu Conservation Area Project [MCAP] Permit Annapurna Conservation Area Project [ACAP] Permit, Trekkers' Information Management Systems [TIMS] Card and Manaslu Special Permit
- Souvenir: Duffle Bag, Trekking T-shirt, Trekking Maps
- Equipment: Sleeping Bag and Down Jacket during Trek (upon request)
- Food, accommodation, insurance, equipment, and medicine for all staff.
- Exclusive medical kit bag carried by trekking guide
- All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
- Official expenses
What's Not Included ?
- Nepal arrival visa
- Your personal expenses for mineral water, soft beverages, confectionaries, laundries, phone calls, hot drinking water, bbar bills showers etc.
- Internet facility, battery chargers, multi plugs etc.
- Extra baggage excess while flying to Lukla.
- Medical expenses and trip cancellation.
- Any other extended trips and accommodation.
- Tips of ga guides, porters and driver as a token of appreciation.
- Any other expenses or charges that are not mentioned in “cost includes” list.
PASSPORT AND VISA:
All the foreign nationals (except Indian nationals) are required to display Visa while entering Nepal. Nepalese Visa can be obtained either at the Nepalese Embassy of the respective country or can be obtained during your arrival at the International Airport in Kathmandu or from Nepal’s border entry point in Kakadvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Gaddachowki on the Nepal-India border and Kodari on the Nepal-China border.
Certain nationals are requested to arrange Visa prior to arrival in Nepal. The listed countries are- Afghanistan, Iraq, Cameroon, Ghana, Somalia, Swaziland, Palestine, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, Ethiopia and Liberia and cannot secure Nepalese Visa on arrival.
VISA FACILITY DURATION FEES
Multiple Entry 15 Days US$ 80 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple Entry 30 Days US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple Entry 90 Days US$ 175 or equivalent convertible currency
You can also download the VISA form and fill it up. Please go through the link as below: http://www.online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/tourist-visa
MONEY & CREDIT CARD INFO
Most of the credit card, master and visa card is blocked from your card provider. It may be because of a security reason. It, sometimes, may bring you in a problematic situation that you can't get money from ATMs. To find yourself free from this problem, you can call your card provider before you travel to Nepal and inform there that you are traveling to Nepal. Ensure them to give the authorization for the payment. Be sure you have brought some small amount for your daily expenses as well as for those items which are not included in our cost. If you want to exchange money, we provide you with the facility to change your money. Or, you can take help from Money Changers in Thamel.
While traveling to Nepal, you are requested to have travel insurance that should cover any comprehensive expenses possible to acquire due to medical issues or accidents. Especially, your travel insurance must protect air ambulance, treatment charges, rescue and evacuation, product cancellation and refundable charges, flight delay, and cancellations.
Traveling in the Himalayas is full of adventurous; hence it is wise to choose a proper insurance policy. While choosing your insurance policy, make sure that it will protect all such unforeseen expenses. You must ensure that the policy you do take provides an adequate level of protection, well familiar with your itinerary and covers you for the activities involved. You must carry proof of insurance (e.g. your insurance certificate) with you on the holiday or send us a scanned copy and it must be issued from your homeland.
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Please, kindly note, these given references of the insurance company above is only a recommendation, which based on the recommendation of our previous travelers. You could review their update insurance policy by contacting them directly.
VACCINATION FOR NEPAL
Travelers should consult with their physician or update on vaccination requirements before travel. (Your doctor or the health-care provider will determine what you will need, depending on factors such as your health and immunization history, areas of the country you will be visiting, and planned activities). For traveling to Nepal, we recommend you to take vaccination of Polio, Tetanus, Typhoid, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Rabies, etc. However, it is not mandatory but recommended.
ALTITUDE SICKNESS (ACUTE MOUNTAIN SICKNESS)
Altitude sickness, also known as AMS (acute mountain sickness), is caused by a lack of oxygen at high altitudes (normally above 3,000m). It occurs as the result of our bodies’ inability to adapt to a sudden increase in altitude. If given time, our bodies will adjust and a gradual ascent will decrease the possibility of altitude sickness.
PREVENTION OF AMS: Go slowly, drink a lot of water, and pay attention to the sensations of your body. If symptoms occur you have climbed too far for the day. Rest at the same altitude will give you time to acclimatize and usually relieve mild symptoms.
MILD SYMPTOMS: Headache, nausea, loss of appetite, and mild shortness of breath with minimal exertion, difficulty sleeping, dizziness or lightheadedness, mild weakness, fatigue, a general unwell feeling.
SERIOUS SYMPTOMS: The inability to recover from shortness of breath with rest, severe persistent headache, low urine output, vomiting, confusion, delirium, loss of coordination. These require immediate descent as acclimatization will not take place at the same altitude.
The key is to trek slowly, carry a light pack and just take it easy. Allow your body the time it needs to acclimatize.
Upon your arrival at TIA International Airport, our company's representatives are stationed to pick you up. They will be holding your name sign along with the company's name in it. Our office representative will escort you to your hotel in Kathmandu.
Manaslu Circuit Trek via Larkya Pass 12 Days Departure dates and price
Given below are the departure dates available for online booking. If the given date is not favorable then please contact us and we will happily customize your trip on dates more appropriate for you.
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|09 Dec, 2023|| |
US$1090 (All Inc)
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|11 Mar, 2024|| |
US$1090 (All Inc)
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|10 May, 2024|| |
US$1190 (All Inc)
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|9 December, 2023||Guaranteed||USD 1135||Book Now|
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My hiking partner and I could not have had a nicer time in Nepal. As we prepared for our trek, Purushottam offered us with good, fast, and precise information, which was especially beneficial as the COVID landscape in Nepal changed. Arriving at the airport was a breeze, as we were greeted by our guide and then met with Purushottam to discuss the walk. Saroj was our guide, and he was a joyful and knowledgeable authority on the trip, having completed it over 50 times. Of course, the mountains on our trek were massive and breathtaking, and we were glad to experience this area before it became overdeveloped. Alpha Adventure Treks made the trip go as smoothly as possible, focusing on making it the once-in-a-lifetime experience we had hoped for.- Johnathan S. ( )
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Had a great experience trekking with AAT. The guide was super friendly and helpful. Definitely Travelling with them during my next trip.- Victor J. ( )
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I never had trekking experience in Nepal. I got to know about Alpha Adventure treks from a friend, They prepared me well and provided an experienced guide. Had a great time in the Himalayas.- Gyan G. ( )
Manaslu Circuit Trek Experience
Manaslu Circuit Trek via Larkya Pass was great with amazing landscape and snow-covered mountains on the way. Was amazed by the hospitality and accommodation at that height.- Salim E. ( )
Definitely Travelling Back to Nepal
We did Manaslu Circuit Trek during the Winter (Mid-November) and were stunned by the view and landscape. I would like to enjoy the scenery in the spring so will be going with AAT next time too.- Sandy T. ( )
One of the Greatest Trek Ever
We had a group of 4 while taking this trek, we chose AAT for the trip and were amazed at the level of professionalism they have. The trek was one of a kind. Loved the view.- Saru K. ( )
Trekking right before the Monsoon Season
I and my husband had an amazing time in this region. We had gone trekking right before the rainy season and WOW!! The environment and weather were so satisfying. Clouds running in the sky, chill Wind blowing white giants standing, It was the best decision ever made.- Darlene K. ( )
Trek after the Pandemic
I went on this trek right after the lockdown was lifted. The path was fresh as it had been closed for almost 2 years. People there were amazed to see me there. Overall the trek was a very interesting and unique experience.- Farid M. ( )
Off Season Trek to Manaslu
I including a group of other friends went on a trek to Manaslu last December, we were able to reach the Base Camp, but the path was very challenging and slivery as it was covered with snow. We had a trained guide from AAT which made us very easy to cross the path and complete our trip comfortably.- Sean M. ( )
Festival Trek to Nepal
I and the guys went on a festival trek to Manaslu Region and enjoyed it to the fullest. We got to experience the unique tradition of the time and tried some of the greatest dishes made during the festival. The path was less crowded and the environment was at its best.- Neil C. ( )
Tsum Valley Trek 15 Days
We went on a trek to Manaslu Region last year. The trek to Tsum valley and Ganesh Himal Base Camp was absolutely amazing. Even though the trek was long but it was worth the shot.- Anis A. ( )
One of the Tallest Mountains in the World
The trek to Manaslu Circuit Via Larkya Pass was one of the greatest adventurous trips I have ever taken. We had to go through some of the toughest paths, up hills, and slippery trails. The result after the hard climb was wonderful though.- Barbara H. ( )
Dream Come True
Brian and I got married during the pandemic and our honeymoon trip was never completed. So we decided to go someplace quiet and adventurous and chose the Himalayas of Nepal. It was both of our dream to trek together holding hands up to the Base Camp and we did it. Thanks, Alpha Adventure for arranging everything according to our needs.- Arpana B. ( )
Winter Trek was Awesome !!!
I went on a winter trek to Manaslu Base Camp last year and it was great. Although most of the teahouses were closed for winter, we had a comfortable place to stay and the trip was just WOW!!.- Romi D. ( )
Great Trek Experience
We did Manaslu Circuit Trek during the Winter (Mid-November) and were stunned by the view and landscape. I would like to enjoy the scenery in the spring so will be going with AAT next time too.- Sami D. ( )
Definitely my next time trek company !!
It was my first trip with them going to Manaslu circuit Trek and was really nervous as i was travelling solo. After landing in kathmandu I was amazed with their hospitality and care towards me including the team I was going with, During the trek the guide was very kind and helpful. I am definitely traveling with them on my next trip to Nepal.- Anthony II ( )