Manaslu Larkya La Pass Trek

Manaslu Larkya La Pass Trek

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Manaslu Larkya La Pass Trek is the perfect blend of adventure, cultural exploration, breath-taking scenarios, soaring mountains, and rich biodiversity in remote and off-the-beaten trails of Manaslu region. You shall be amazed to discover the influence of Tibetan culture among the inhabitants in the highlands of this region, especially the old Buddhist culture. This trek into the wilderness is equipped with the adventure of crossing the Larkya La Pass, after which, you shall be awarded with the panoramic views of mountains and spreading landscapes. Your trek from Dharmashala to Bimthang can be quite challenging as you shall be crossing the pass during this part of the trek; however, the altitude sickness might not challenge you, as you will have taken an extra day at Samagaon for acclimatization. 

Dyang, Samagaon, and Jagat are the best places to get the amazing views of Bouddha Himal, Ganesh Himal, Himal Chuli, and Mt. Manaslu along with other mountains. Despite being the trek in the remote part of Nepal, with a challenging climb, and no easy journey, a moderate level of body fitness is sufficient to do this trek successfully. Any prior trekking experience can be of great advantages to you. Otherwise, you can do some exercise few weeks before your trek starts. These make your body in proper condition and shape, making you somewhat familiar with high altitude air. We can customize the trek as per you need, availability of time, and preferences; feel free to inform us before the arrangement of the trek. 


Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 2: Shightseeing at Kathmandu
Day 3; drive to Arughat
Day 4: trek to Soti 
Day 5; Trek to Machha Khola
Day 6: Trek to Jagat
Day 7: Trek to Dyang
Day 8: Trek to Ghap
Day 9: Trek to Lho Gaon
Day 10 Trek to Samagaon
Day 11: At Samagaon
Day 12: Trek to Samdo
Day 13;Trek to Dharmashala
Day 14: Trek to Bimthang via Larkya La Pass
Day 14: Trek to Dharapani
Day 16: Trek to Syange
Day 17: Drive to Besishahar/Drive to Kathmandu
Day 18: At Kathmandu
Day 19: Departure

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Altitude: Kathmandu: 1,345 m

Our representative shall receive you from the airport and take you to your hotel. After you are done with resting, you might feel shopping for the trek. You shall be sitting with us for the short debrief session, and enjoying the Welcome Dinner at a popular restaurant of the town. Spend you first night in your hotel in Kathmandu. 
Day 2: Sightseeing at Kathmandu
As morning rises, after early breakfast, we will manage you to visit major world heritage sites such as Pashupatinath Temple, a sacred site for Hindu and Buddhist. Syambhunath temple famous for sightseeing of Kathmandu Valley, Royal Kathmandu Durbar Square, and largest Boudhanath Stupa through the world. In the evening, you need to be well prepared for the next day trek. Overnight at hotel
Day 3: Drive to Arughat
Altitude: Arughat: 600 m

It takes about 6-7 hours to reach Arughat from Kathmandu via a vehicle. Witnessing the scattered settlements in the hills, narrow shops standing on the either sides of the highway, you shall reach all the way to Arughat. Arughat is divided into two segments by the Budhi Gandaki River. Stay overnight at Arughat. 

Day 4: Trek to Soti Khola
Altitude: Soti Khola: 700 m

Crossing the Budhi Gandaki River, via the street paved with stones, you shall walk beside the hydro-electric station. Passing through dense forest, terraced fields where rice are growing, you shall arrive at Shanti Bazar. Then, you shall trek via the steeply and more challenging trail to arrive at Arkhet Khola. Passing the Arkhet Bazar, hiking over a ridge, you shall arrive at Soti Khola. 

Day 5:  Trek to Machha Khola
Altitude: Machha Khola: 870 m

Crossing the bridge, you shall trek via the dense forest full with Sal trees, and ascend over a ridge. Beside the waterfalls, steep rocks, you shall make several ascends and descends before reaching the terraced fields full with growing paddies. Passing the Labubesi, Budhi Gandaki meanders, you shall descend down to the river bed. Trekking further takes you to Machha Khola. Stay overnight at Machha Khola

Day 6: Trek to Jagat
Altitude: Jagat: 2,340 m

Initially, making some gentle ascends and descends, you shall cross the Tharo Khola. Passing the Khorlabesi, a small natural hot spring, you shall arrive at Tatopani. Making through next ridge, leads you to cross the suspension bridge over the Budhi Gandaki River. After you climb the staircase, you arrive at Dhobhan, from where the trail shall take you to Duman. Crossing the Yaru Khola, passing Tharo Bhanjyang, crossing the Budhi Gandaki River, again, takes to you to Jagat. Stay overnight at Jagat. 

Day 7: Trek to Dyang
Altitude: Dyang: 1,860 m

Walking alongside the Budhi Gandaki River, you shall reach to Sidibas Bazar. After making an easy ascent and descent, you shall reach Nagjet, crossing the suspension bridge. Trekking further takes you to another farm village—Philim. Trekking via the fields with growing barley and wheat, you shall ascend a ridge, before making through the bamboo forest. After the forest clears up, you arrive at Dyang. Spend overnight at Dyang. 

day 8: Trek to Ghap
Altitude: Namru: 2,100 m

Today, you shall penetrate into the alpine zone of the Himalayan region. After a short walk, you shall descend to Bihi Bazar. You shall taste the cultural difference from this place; the culture is influenced by Tibetan culture. You shall be making through few ascents and descents beore arriving at Ghap village. It is a five hour journey from Dyang to Ghap. Stay overnight at Ghap. 

Day 9: Trek to Lho Gaon
Altitude: Lho Gaon: 2,990 m

Again, walking alongside the Budhi Gandaki River, you shall cross the river, and continue trekking via the terraced fields where wheat, barley, and millets shall be growing in full swing, depending upon the time when you do the trek, and reach the Numrung Village. You shall resume the journey via the Banjham, Lhi, and Sho Village, before making the ascent uphill to the Shrip village. Walking for a couple of hours comfortably shall take you to Lho Gaon. Stay overnight at Lho Gaon. 

Day 10: Trek to Samagaon
Altitude: Samagaon: 3,530 m

You might be aware of the gaining altitude as you arrive at Lho Gaon. The vegetation gets limited to shrubs, few juniper trees, and juniper bushes. You shall be walking easily on the gentle trail before reaching the Samagaon. This village is situated in the route of Manaslu Base Camp. It is a five hour trek from Lho Gaon to Samagaon. Stay overnight at Samagaon.
day 11: At Samagaon
Altitude: Samagaon: 3,530 m

It is very important to spend some days for acclimatization. Acclimatization lets your body acclimatize with the growing altitude. You have to be prepared for the pass that you shall be making through in some days. Samagaon boasts a Gompa you might be tempted to pay a visit to. Spend the day exploring the village and nearby attractions. Stay overnight at Samagaon.  

Day 12: Trek to Samdo
Altitude: Samdo: 3,800 m

Samdo is the best destination to see how the inhabitants here and in the Tibet region share their culture. Samdo also used to be the route between Nepal and Tibet for trade. You shall be making through the dry and barren landscape witnessing the beautiful views of mountains above, ultimately reaching at the Samdo Village. Stay overnight at Samdo. 

Day 13: Trek to Dharmashala
Altitude: Dharmashala: 4,460 m

Dharmashala isn’t too far from Samdo; in fact, you shall reach after trekking for about four hours. Trekking through the dry and barren lands, making some fine ascents and descents, ultimately reaching at the Larkya Phedi or Dharmashala. If you haven’t booked your room before reaching here, and if the rooms are filled up, you might have to camp here. Stay overnight at Dharmashala. 

day 14: Trek to Bimthang via Larkya La Pass
Altitude: Larkya La Pass: 5,215 m; Bimthang: 3,720 m

In the morning, you shall make to the top of the Larkya La Pass. The top of the pass offers you the spectacular panoramic views of Larkya Peak, Mt. Manaslu, Himal Chuli, Bouddha Himal, along with other mountains. You might love the wide mountain range and the never ending landscape. After enjoying few moments here, you shall descend downhill, via the lush green forest, reaching Bimthang. Stay overnight at Bimthang. 

day 15: Trek to Dharapani
Altitude: Dharapani: 1,943 m

After having breakfast in the morning, you shall trek via the forest before making the comfortable downhill to the Tilje Vilalge. From here, you shall climb to the Dharapani village for an hour. After your arrival at Dharapani, you might feel how sharply the altitude has dropped. Dharapani boasts few quality lodges and hotels, offering you good meals and accommodation. Stay overnight at Dharapani.

Day 16:Trek to Syange
Altitude: Syange: 1,140 m

The altitude shall drop further down. You shall descend down to the Syange Village from Dharapani, after your breakfast in the morning. The descent won’t be too steeply; you shall be making to the downhill comfortably. Tomorrow is your last day of the trek in the Manaslu region. You might feel captivated by the starting days of your trek. Stay overnight at Syange.
Day 17: Drive to Besishahar/Drive to Kathmandu
Altitude: Besishahar: 760 m; Kathmandu: 1,345 m

You shall arrive at Besisashar via the drive from Syange. Your today’s journey doesn’t end here. From Besisahar you shall make to Kathmandu via another drive. Witnessing the terraced fields, scattered settlements, you shall reach to Kathmandu. Our representative shall drop you at your hotel, where you might love to give your body generous rest it deserves after such wilderness. Stay overnight at Kathmandu. 

Day 18: At Kathmandu
A leisure day in Kathmandu which can be used for exploring. You can visit holy temples like Pashupatinath, Swyambhunath and many more. And in the evening. You can enjoy farewell dinner with Nepalis cultural program

Day 19: Departure
Our representative shall take you to the airport within sufficient time before your departure flight, and part away from there. Have a safe and happy journey back to your country.

Included in the Cost


  • All the Airport pickup and drop by private vehicle, car/van or bus (depends on the  group size)
  • Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast at a 3- Star level (4 nights)
  • One full day sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley (cultural Heritages, UNESCO World Heritage sites by Private Vehicle.
  • Entrance fee for Durbar Square, Temple, and Monuments during the city tour in Kathmandu Valley.
  • Professional English-speaking Tour guide during a city tour.
  • An experienced, Knowledgeable, helpful, friendly and English speaking, government-licensed trekking guide.
  • Porter services (2 clients1 Porter)
  • kathmandu to Arughst and Besishar to Kathmandu by private Vehicle
  • All necessary paperwork such as Manaslu and Annapurna Conservation area entry fee, special trekking permit, TIMS Card (Trekkers information Management system).
  • Accommodation on the Tea House/ Mountain Lodge/Guest House Twin sharing bases with 3 times meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) with tea and coffee during trekking
  • Mountain King Treks and Expedition printed T-Shirt, Duffel bag and Manaslu Larkya La  trekking route map souvenir for you.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • Group medical Supplies (First Aid Kit) carry by the guide
  • All the meals, accommodation, equipment’s, salary, transportation, Insurance and local tax for all trekking staff.
  • Trip achievement appreciation certificate
  • All the tax, vat, local tax, and services charge. 

Not Included in the Cost

  • International Airfare and Nepal entry visa
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu 
  • Personal trekking gears
  • Personal Travel Insurance
  • Alcoholic beverages, hot water, mineral water during the trek.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, internet, sweet snacks beverages barbill and battery charge
  • Tips for tour/trekking staff and driver
  • Extra night Kathmandu Hotel early arrival from Trekking and late Departure.
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned on price include a section
Trekking equipments
The main essentials to bring are:
  • Sturdy and comfortable hiking boots, flip-flops
  • Sleeping bag (depending on your accommodation) and -20 degree Celsius for colder regions
  • Daypack, trekking bag pack, dry sack and camera bag
  • Few changes of clothes for the varying temperatures
  • For cold weather, hiking pants, thermals, gloves, neck warmer/scarf, beanie, a warm inner jacket and a windproof / waterproof outer jacket and down jacket are essential.
  • Water purification supplies, a reusable water bottle and a camelback water bladder
  • Sunscreen, Hat, sunglasses, moisturizing skin cream and lip balm
  • Few snacks, granola bars
  • Hiking stick or two
  • Waterproof case, fabric bandages such as moleskin, a headlamp, altitude sickness and other medication
  • Camera and binoculars.
  • Hand sanitizers, toilet paper, band-aids, wet wipes
  • Extra batteries (solar chargers recommended)
On the popular trekking routes, everyday supplies, such as toilet paper, soap, chocolate bars, and even basic hiking supplies can be purchased along the way, though prices rise dramatically as you go higher in elevation. Try to stock up lower down and buy locally-produced products such as fruit, biscuits etc. Maps are easy to find in Nepal. For the more difficult treks involving mountaineering, crampons and ice axes may be required. Simpler types of crampons, which attach to the shoe using a rubber ring, are easily obtainable in the Thamel neighborhood. These are variously known as spikes, micro spikes and chains.

Trip Facts

Duration: 19 Days
Accomodation: Hotel/Lodge/Guest House
Seasons : March-May & Oct-Dec
Maximum height : 5215 M.
Type of Transport : Drive
No. of Pax : Min.2 to Max. 20

Trip Highlights

  • Sturdy and comfortable hiking boots, flip-flops
  • Sleeping bag (depending on your accommodation) and -20 degree Celsius for colder regions
  • Daypack, trekking bag pack, dry sack and camera bag
  • Few changes of clothes for the varying temperatures

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