16 DaysKathmandu to Kathmandu Grade:
Accommodation : Hotels & Lodge on trek
Trekking duration : 13 days
Total Trip : 18 days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu)
Highest altitude: 5,135 m at Larke-la pass.
Season : Feb to June & September to Dec.
“On the least trekked region of upper Manaslu with breathtaking experience, walking from warm sub-tropic, meditarrean, alpine to arctic climatic zone, beautiful rhododendron forest with amazing views of snowcapped peaks, from dense vegetation to barren and arid landscapes, cultural villages of Tibetan Buddhism custom and religion, crossing of high and scenic Larke-la pass, lies world's 8th highest Mt. Manaslu and array of mountain range”
Manaslu Larke pass trekking is another popular trekking destination in Manaslu region. This is one of the short and amazing trekking trips as you will have an opportunity to explore around Manaslu (8,163 m.) the eight highest peaks in the world, located at Nepal and Tibet border and also have an opportunity to pass through the snow-capped peaks called Larke pass (5,420 m.), from where you will have range of mountains located in Manaslu and Annapurna region.
Trekking to Manaslu region was opened in 1992 for outsiders primarily for having trekking and any other sorts of tourism activities. Since then, the trekking to Manaslu, along with Larke pass region has been popular primarily for having incredible scenes of the unique landscapes, natural wonders of snow-capped and rocky hills, have awesome views of range of mountains located in the Manaslu region. The term Manaslu means the spirit mountain which stands to be benevolent and strong deity in the local dialect. The trekking to Manaslu Larke pass trekking offers you a range of awesome views of the majestic mountains. You will also be amazed with the blend of culture, unique rituals, and lifestyles of diverse ethnic groups living along the trail passes through the snow-capped peaks, glaciers; these are self-explanatory, why Manaslu region trekking is the loved and demanded trekking. Similarly, you will also expedition to the snow-capped peaks, glaciers, pass through rocky hills, these features are explicit enough how adventure and popular trekking destination.
Manaslu, Larke pass trekking begins with drive from Kathmandu to Gorkha and then the trail continues through the picturesque valley and alongside of Larke pass (5,420 m.) and it finally takes you to Mt. Manaslu area and after having a complete excursion all around, the trail takes you back along the Annapurna classic trekking routes to Besisahar and then you will catch a private or public bus and return back to Kathmandu.
Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu via respective airlines.
Day 02:Preparation day in Kathmandu.
Day 03:Drive to Soti Khola 730 m via Arughat 600m - 07 hours.
Day 04:Trek to Machha khola 930m - 06 hours.
Day 05:Trek to Jagat 1,410m - 06 hours.
Day 06:Trek to Dyang 1,800 m - 06 hours.
Day 07:Trek to Namrung 2,630 m - 04 hrs via Ghap 2,160 m - 05 hours
Day 08:Trek to Samagaon 3,530 m - 5/6 hours
Day 09:Samagaon for acclimatization.
Day 10:Trek to Samdo 3,860 m - 04 hours
Day 11:Trek to Dharamsala / Larke phedi 4,460 m - 05 hours
Day 12:Cross Larke la 5,214m and to Bimtang 3,720 m - 08 hours.
Day 13:Trek to Tilje (2300m) - 7 to 8 Hours
Day 14:Trek to Dharapani (1930m) – 1 ½ to 2 hours and drive to Bensi Sahar (825m) - 2 / 3 hours
Day 15:Drive back to Kathmandu – 07 hours.
Day 16:International departure.
Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu via respective airlines. On arrival at Kathmandu international airport, Nepal Adventure Team staff and guide will receive you with a warm welcome and then transfer to the respective hotels in the hub of Kathmandu around the interesting area of Thamel. After refreshment our guide / leader will brief you regarding hotels, Nepali cultures and your upcoming Manaslu and Larkya la trekking with a welcome dinner in a typical Nepalese restaurant assisted by a folk cultural program.
Day 02Preparation day in Kathmandu.We separate this day for the preparation of the entire journey. You will be informed of all the trekking plans and the packing lists, what you can expect and how it can be more interesting. This day can be important to most of the people before beginning the journey. Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu is optional when if intended, you can visit a number of world heritage listed places .
Day 03Drive to Soti Khola 730 m via Arughat 600m - 07 hours. Morning an interesting long drive to Gorkha district around Nepal's mid west to start this fabulous adventure. Ride leads to warmer areas passing many farm villages and towns following Trisuli river for short while and then leaving the main Kathmandu / Pokhara highway towards Arughat on the rough road to reach Soti Khola with Soti and Budhi-Gandaki River closeby.
Day 04Trek to Machha khola 930m - 06 hours. From Soti Khola where our first walk of this adventure begins following Buri Gandaki River, passing many farm houses and villages leading to cross a bridge over Nuali khola overlooking beautiful cascading waterfalls, to reach Machha Khola(fish stream) village for overnight stop.
Day 05Trek to Jagat 1,410m - 06 hours. Morning walk follows Budhi Gandaki upstream to reach at Khorla Beshi, a small farm village. From here on the pleasant winding path reaching Tatopani “Hot Spring” where one can have an opportunity for a hot bathe. If time permits, after a nice rest, walk carries on passing the villages of Dovan and Yaruphant to arrive Jagat village.
Day 06Trek to Dyang 1,800 m - 06 hours. Journey continues to higher area following Budhi Gandkai river, then encountering several small and neat farm villages. After rest there, trek with a short climb and downhill to reach at Nagjet, then a climb up to nice village at Philim and through farm terraces of golden fields of wheat’s and barley to a rocky ridge top. Overnight halt at Dyang village.
Day 07Trek to Namrung 2,630 m - 04 hrs via Ghap 2,160 m - 05 hours Time to enter the high Manaslu Himalaya area. Morning walk continues with a descend towards a river side to reach at Bihi Bazaar, a small village. The area from here onward has more Tibetan influence as one can notice the way of living and custom of Tibetan origin. The walk continues on the gradual trail through Ghap village until you arrive Namrung village for overnight stop with superb views of Mount Manaslu.
Day 08Trek to Samagaon 3,530 m - 5/6 hours From here onward, tree lines disappear for few short shrubs of juniper bushes. Walk on a gradual path to arrive at large village of Samagaon, which lies close to Manaslu base camp. Travel to 'Birendra lake' in the afternoon, hiking up for 45 mins for the breathtaking views. Overnight in Samagaon.
Day 09Samagaon for acclimatization. A necessary place for acclimatization and visiting Manaslu base camp at this high altitude. After finishing breakfast, pack up your lunches to hike to Manaslu base camp(4895 m) for 3 hrs where you can explore around while taking stunning pictures.
Day 10Trek to Samdo 3,860 m - 04 hours Follow the terrain with incredible views to finally arrive at Samdo for overnight stop. Samdo is the closest village to Tibet border where people have been trading with Tibet for hundreds of years which is still active at present.
Day 11Trek to Dharamsala / Larke phedi 4,460 m - 05 hours Walk leads to cross icy river several times and then heading towards complete barren country, however the morning trek is not hard on the gradual path with few ups and downs. On completing the trekking, you'll arrive at Larke phedi(base of Larke la) for the afternoon free for short hike after lunch. Viewpoint of Larke peak.
Day 12Cross Larke la 5,214m and to Bimtang 3,720 m - 08 hours. A Big Day! Start early this morning to reach the top of the Larkya-la pass. The walk can be quite strenuous and long but with awesome scenery of surrounding hills, valleys and Mt. Manaslu, Larke peak, Bouddha Himal, Himalchuli and Peak 29. After a bit of the rest descend to Bimtang for overnight stop.
Day 13Trek to Tilje (2300m) - 7 to 8 HoursComparing to the other day, today's walk will be a bit of the leisurely walk on the downhill most of the way to Gho and through enchanting woodlands of rhododendron, pines and oaks to Tilche. It is a Gurung village rich with typical traditions.
Day 14Trek to Dharapani (1930m) – 1 ½ to 2 hours and drive to Bensi Sahar (825m) - 2 / 3 hoursThis day trek will take you to Dharapani, where the altitude drops and is situated on the Annapurna Circuit trekking trail. we will take a jeep to Beshisahar for the overnight stop. Besishar is a large town and the headquarter of Lamjung district. The drive will pass through several villages Syange, Nagdi, Bulbule following Marsyangdi river downstream to Bensisahar.
Day 15Drive back to Kathmandu – 07 hours. Few hour drive from Beshisahar will bring you at Dumre on the main Pokhara /Kathmandu highway, and then 3-4 hrs more drive will finally bring you back into Kathmandu after a great memorable time in the high mountains of Manaslu region.
Day 16International departure. Your last day in amazing Nepal. As per international flight time, our staff will transfer you to international airport for your flight back home or to next port of call, after a great Manaslu and Larke la trekking adventure with Nepal Adventure Team.
Passport & Visa
All foreign nationals, except Indian citizens, need visas to enter Nepal. Getting a visa must be the easiest one though. You just have to go to the Nepalese Embassy/consulate in your country or it can also be obtained upon your arrival in Kathmandu International Airport. To get a visa, you need to bring 2 pp size photos, visa fees and valid passport.
Tourist Visa Fees: 3 days transit visa - Free of Cost
Multiple entry 15 days - US$ 25
Multiple entry 30 days - US$ 40
Multiple entry 90 days - US$ 100
For more information, please contact Department of Immigration.
Tel: 00977-1- 4429660 | 4438862 | 4438868 | 4433934
Means of Transport
Deluxe bus, car, jeep and walking. All the cost is already included unless otherwise noted.
Travel insurance is a must when you travel abroad. Therefore before you come to Nepal, please make sure you have your insurance documents with you since our insurance companies cannot insure foreign nationals. Because of the reason that they cover all the expenses if you face some unfortunate happenings and you have to be rescued or medically assisted during the trip or if your belongings are lost or stolen.
We have arranged for the single traveller to pay for the single trip only. He has to share the accommodation with other person of same sex though while he can also join the other groups.
Foods and Accommodations
All meals are provided during trek while only breakfast will be available in Kathmandu. Generally, traditional Nepalese(daal, bhat, curry and pickle), Tibetan, Continental, Indian and other cuisines are available in the local lodges/teahouses. There will also be welcome and farewell dinner for guests in Kathmandu.
In Kathmandu, youll be staying in the best quality hotel basically in 3 stars, on twin-sharing basis. On trekking,accommodations are simple yet comfortable on mountain lodges. Toilets and bathrooms need to be shared while you have to pay for the hot water bath.
Note: Single room is always available but only on special request and spending extra bucks.
Health and Fitness required
No previous experience is required since its a moderate trek. But you being a healthy person, physically and mentally is very important. It is better if we prepare ourselves few days/weeks prior to the start of the trek by jogging and running regularly since well be walking a lot of ups and downs in the hills, ridges, villages and mountains. Participants with the pre-existing medical conditions should inform us beforehand.
First Aid Kit/High Altitude Sickness
Nepal Adventure Team strongly suggests that you have your own personal first aid or medical kit. This trip takes you to a height above 4000m within few days but the slow walks and regular stops between the walks will help you acclimatize on high altitude saving you from the high altitude sickness called AMS(acute mountain sickness). Gaining altitude without proper consideration of AMS is fatal.
Your Guide and Porter
Since the mountain trekking take you to the remote places over high altitudes, the leader should have a significant knowledge in the field so that he can wonderfully and safely lead you there clearing any obstacles on the way. We,Nepal Adventure Team can proudly say that our guides are highly qualified for the role. They are fully trained, experienced and licensed. They have undergone through a whole lot of trainings to make themselves useful in various situations and to make your journey a smooth and pleasant one.
Our porters are always fully equipped with the gears they need and as per the company policy, they are always insured and completely looked after. They are our backbone. We allow maximum weight of 25kg to be carried by one porter. We make sure that they are well paid and well treated.
Best Time to Travel
The best time for trekking to the Manaslu base camp is Spring(March to May) and Autumn(September to November) because the weather is warm and moderate while the view and visibility is the best. The winter and the summer is the less frequented times because of the extreme cold and the monsoon rain respectively.
Equipments and Packing Lists
After booking with Nepal Adventure Team, please pack necessary items as listed:
1. Travel documents: passport, visa(if you have), travel insurance, air tickets, voucher, passport photo (x 2)
2. Bank card or credit cards, travellers cheque, etc
3. Comfortable boots and runners/sports shoes.
4. 6-8 pairs of socks woolen / cotton.
5. Fleece jacket, Down / Duvet Jacket and Rain / windproof jacket.
6. Gloves- 2 pairs.
7. T-shirts 4-6 pcs, shirts(woolen/cotton).
8. A cap for day and a woolen hat or Balaclava for evening / morning wear.
10. Short and tracksuits.
11. Sleeping bag (4 seasons) with inner liner.
1. Large and small towels.
3. Water bottle.
4. Sun /snow glass.
5. Ski / walking poles(optional but useful).
6. First Aid/medical kit.
7. Rucksack / backpack.
8. Duffel Bags(carried by porters or animals).
9. Torch / Flashlights with spare batteries.
10. Pen knife/ Swiss knife.
11. Scarf / mask(for dust and wind).
12. Personal hygiene stuffs.
13. Any other extras you feel is necessary like binocular, cameras, books, journals, and more.
Trekking has been long established in Nepal,so the itineraries are modified and moderated in such a way that you can take it easy and slow. DO NOT RUSH AND ENJOY. There is plenty of time and guide will keep track of you all the time. It might be a bit harder or a bit more colder but you will get used to it.
Every traveller is different and they spend their own way. Some spend on food and drinks while other on souvenirs. Either way, consider your own spending habits and also tipping, emergency fund($200), etc before you pack up and leave.
Trip Specific Safety
Your guide is always there for your safety concerns and looking after your valuables. But you have to be equally careful. Carry some sort of wallet or belt for your important documents and money. The hotels have the safety deposit box where the lock is recommended before passing the luggage.
A Couple of Rules
Possession or using ofany illegal drugs is totally intolerable. Its because of the law that respects the local people and their culture. The group will be expelled in such case.
Nepal Adventure Team strongly believes that we all are equally responsible to act in favour of the local people and the surrounding environment. Our clients too, have an important role to
a. respect the local laws, custom and their beliefs
b. always ask for permission before doing something in the local or consult to the leader
c. keep the area same as you found it as, wherever you go and dispose of rubbish
d. support local skills to encourage positive sides of tourism.
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The groups safety is very important for us. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Even though every effort is made to go as planned, a little change might occur in the itinerary because of weather conditions, health condition of a person, unexpected natural disasters, etc. The leader will try to ensure the trip runs as planned, but please be prepared to be flexible just in case.
Note: The whole trip is customizable so as to fit your requirements. Please contact us for further info.
The following dates are the fixed departure dates and a common schedule. If you want a special and private package we can arrange one for you.
|Start Date||End Date||Status||Cost|
|20 May, 2018||04 June, 2018||US $1150||Guaranteed|
|27 May, 2018||11 June, 2018||US $1150||Guaranteed|
|29 May, 2018||13 June, 2018||US $1150||Guaranteed|