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Manaslu Larkye Pass Trek

Manaslu Larkye Pass trek is challenge trek with amazing ethnic and scenic diversity. It’s remote area and very less touristic destination in the western central part of Nepal and Far East of Annapurna sub tropical Himalayan foothills to arid Trans Himalayan high pastures boarding to Tibet. This trek has pleasant contrasting features, narrow gorges and ravines turns into wide pastures and meadows, lush green valley turns to glacial moraines and Hindu shrines are replaced by chortens and stupas as the trek progresses including view of Manaslu (8156m/26,751ft) and several other peaks. During this trip we also cross the larkye la Pass (5,135m/16,842 ft) the highest point on the Manaslu. After cross the Larkye pass trek descend to Besishar with variety of natural landscapes and cultural heritage that Nepal so proudly boasts.The trip begins in the beautiful Kathmandu city and will take you up the mountains where you will have the grandest views of some of the highest mountains in the world.

Tour Route

Kathmandu / Arughat / Soti Khola / Machha Khola / Jagat / Deng / Dharapani / Chyamche / Bahundanda / Bhulbhele/ Kathmandu

Tour Program

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1330m), Transfer to hotel.
Flying into Kathmandu on a clear day is an unforgettable experience with the entire Nepalese Himalaya laid out below you. On arrival make your way through customs and the restricted zone to the passenger pick-up area outside the terminal building. You will be meet our representative and transferred to hotel where welcome drinks will be served. There will be a short briefing about your tour & trekking program. Overnight Hotel.

Day 02: Preparation of the trek or Half day sightseeing Tour.
After breakfast visit Pashupatinath Temple or the Temple of Living Beings, regarded as the most sacred temple of Hindu Lord Shiva in the world. The Temple  has an astonishing architectural beauty and stands as a symbol of faith, religion, culture and tradition. Swayambhunath , the Monkey temple and Boudhanath Stupa. Or start preparation for the trek by checking gears and other equipment’s. Overnight Hotel.

Day 03: Kathmandu to Arughat (550m), 7-8 hrs drive.
This morning we leave Kathmandu for long trek to Manaslu. Early in the morning we drive to Arughat by Private tourist bus, Car, Jeep or local bus (Depend on the group size) through the beautiful Nepalese countryside. Arughat is a small town; explore the surrounding area. Overnight in Tented Camp.

Day 04: Trek to Soti Khola (775m), 5 – 6hrs.
After breakfast trek starts from the bank of the Budhi Gandaki River towards its point of origin. We pass the village of Morder and Simre to reach Arkhat River. After Arkhat we ascend slowly toward Kyoropani. Camp near the confluence of Seti River – an ideal place to take a fresh water bath. Overnight inTented Camp.

Day 05: Trek to Machha Khola (900m) or Khorlabeshi 5 – 7hrs.

The trail descends slowly until you climb again to mountain ridge to Almara. Pass the forest trail to arrive at Riden Gaon. The valley here cuts into another side of the river to enter Budhi Gandaki. At Lambesi, the trail follows down to the sandy river bed of Budhi Gandaki and continue trek to Khorlabeshi.  Overnight in Tented Camp.

Day 06- Trek to Jagat (1340m) 6 hrs.
After crossing Machha River and Khrolabesi, there is a hot spring called “Tatopani”. The trail follows forested area after this, towards Dovan. Below Dovan, there is a huge rapid at Budhi Gandaki. As the elevation increases, the rapids and the scenery undergoes a complete transformation. At Jagat, there is a police check-post where your trekking permit will be checked. Overnight in Tented Camp.

Day 07: Trek to Deng (1,920m) 7 – 8hrs.
After breakfast trek along the Budi Gandaki river through flat way to Philim village and to Eklebhatti village where we stop for lunch. From Eklebhatti we cross the river again and enter to dramatic section of the gorge high above the river. The trail goes up to west side of the valley and offers a pleasant walk through bamboo forests to the village of Deng for the overnight.

Day 08: Trek to Namrung(2250m) 6 -7hrs.
Today, we enter the area influenced by Buddhism. Walking few ups and downs through forests, we arrive at Ghap. On the way one can see well preserved paintings and elegant mani walls. From here valley becomes steeper and we ascend through bamboo and rhododendron forest to the village of Namrung. Overnight in Tented Camp.

Day 09: Trek to Lho (3,180m), 3 – 4hrs.
Today we have short walk. Today we go through typical Tibetan village, which consists Tibetan style entrance gates; mani walls and Buddhist Gompas. We also get the views of Manaslu and Gorakh Himal before we arrive in Lho. Overnight in Tented Camp.

Day 10: Trek to Sama Gaun (3,450m), 3 – 4hrs.

Today, we start our trek with view of Ngadi Chuli or Peak 29. It is steep up way through the forest for couple of hours to bring us Shyala. From here we have superb view of Manaslu and Himalchuli. From here, easy walking through the forest brings us in Sama Gaun. Overnight in Tented Camp.

Day 11: Acclimatization day at Sama Gaun

Today is the Acclimatization day in Sama Gaun. If you feel good, you can hike to Manaslu Base Camp through Birendra Lake or make a short hike to Sama monastery and relax at the village.

Day 12: Trek to Samdo village (3,780m), 3 – 4hrs.
Today we have pleasant walk to Samdo. The trail goes gradual up following Kali Gandaki River passing several mani walls. We also get the magnificent view of Mt. Manaslu and other major peaks throughout the day. We cross the Kaligandaki River and climb for 15-20 minutes before reaching Samdo. Overnight in Tented Camp.

Day 13: Trek to Dharmasala (4,460m), 3 – 4hrs.
After the breakfast trek starts passing fields and old mani walls. Afterwards we descend towards River and cross the wooden bridge to arrive Larkya bazaar, once a very famous bazaar, of which now remains nothing. From here we go through another mani wall marks, where the trails start to climb with view of huge Larkya Glaicer ahead. A final push over with steep climbing closed the Larkya Glacier and to reach Dharmasala. Overnight in Tented Camp.

Day 14: Trek from Dharmasala-Cross the Larkya La (5,135m) and trek to Bimtang (3,630m), 8hrs.
Trek star early in the morning with pack lunch for the day. The trail is steep for about 3-4 hours to the Larkya top. From here, we have great panoramic view of Mt. Himlung, Kang Guru, Annapurna II and many more. From here the trails descend all the way for about 3 hours. Depending on the condition, crampons and ice axe are advisable to have as the trail might be covered by the snow. Overnight in Tented Camp.

Day 15: Trek to Tilje (2,240m), 5 – 6hrs.
Today, we start our trek by crossing the pastures of Bimthang. Now the trail drops to a glacial stream at the origin of Dudh Khola. After crossing a wooden bridge, we descend into pine and rhododendron forest. We walk further through ups and down trails, prayer flags and terrace fields follow the way, bringing us to Gurung village Tilje. Overnight in Tented Camp.

Day 16: Trek to Dharapani 4hrs.
Today, we start our trek by slowly descending to Dharapani. The trail now follows the Annapurna Circuit which is wide. After the lunch relax. Overnight in Tented Camp.

Day 17: Trek descend to Chyamche (1430m) 6hrs.
Overnight in Tented Camp.

Day 18: Trek to Bahundanda(1275m) 5 – 6hrs.
Ascending gently for 30 minutes and the trail runs gently down to Sanjee Village, then trail goes up for 15 minutes to Gharmuu Phant. From here another 2 hours of easy walk and 30 minutes of ascend takes you to thevillage of Bahundanda. Overnight in Tented Camp.

Day 19: Trek to Bhulbhele 5 – 6hrs.
Overnight in Tented Camp.

Day 20: Drive to Kathmandu, 7 hrs.
After breakfast drive to Kathmandu by Private tourist bus / Van / Car / Jeep/ Hiace. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 21: Full day tour in Kathmandu.

After breakfast proceed for a full day sightseeing tour of historical sites of Kathmandu Valley.Spend some time in the evening for shopping. Overnight Hotel.

Day 22: Departure from Kathmandu
Drive to the Kathmandu Airport to catch your flight home. Our staff will arrange your safe and timely arrival at International Airport Terminal and help you arrange your last minute departure details.

Trek Ends

See what our Customers say about Manaslu Larkye Pass Trek

I have travelled with teams of Overland Escape on 6 occasions now and every single time the experience was wholeheartedly positive. On two occasions, Tundup organised lengthy treks through remote parts of Ladakh, Zanskar and Nubra and his organisation was absolutely reliable and spot on on every occasion. The trekking teams we travelled with were excellent, the food outstanding and the support available whenever it was needed. We were trekking during the floods in Summer 2010 in Zanskar and Changtang, and were, ultimately, the only trekking group that reached Tso Moriri during the middle of August, in the week just after the flooding. This was due to the competence of our guide, Namgyal, who changed our route to enable us to proceed, who knew exactly where to cross the swollen rivers and who kept us completely safe at all times. On 4 occasions, Overland Escape organised Easter expeditions through the Markha Valley for relatively large school groups. This, of course, needed extraordinarily good organisation, and on each occasion, this was exactly what we got. Not only were all timings kept and all information was relevant and 100% reliable, the trekking teams Tundup organised for us, were amongst the best teams I have ever travelled with. In particular, Namgyal is in all likelihood the best guide I have ever trekked with. His knowledge of the region, its culture and wildlife is outstanding, and he is also an excellent travel companion. He can empathise with and enthuse adults and youngsters to the same degree. Overland Escape certainly is one of the best trekking outfits I have come across in the Himalayas or indeed anywhere in the world (I have also trekked in Nepal, Tibet, Pakistan, Peru and Jordan). I would wholeheartedly recommend travelling with this organisation.

Edwin Gruber

"Tundup, have really a sixth sense...his associate in Manali (Kuram) is really a good man...a really good man where you can trust and give the full faith for everything. As already said, Tundup, know very well how to choice his partners. Concerning the driver choose by Kuram for the transfer from Manali to Dharmasala and then to Amritsar...he was a very good professional driver. All of us were surprise to find out in India a special driver, very professional, very polite...typical western style driver. Few words, always agree for everything, never complain and at the end he wanted to refuse our tips and we forced him to have it. I don't know if this choice has been affected by Tundup or by Kuram...but in any case...compliments to all of you. Now we are here into our house, very sad...our holiday has finished so quickly that we didn't realize. Everything has gone well, everything perfect. We'll be always in debit with Tundup for his great service and we really hope to see him again in a close future for another trekking. Thanks again for all, thanks for your book guide and for your full assistance."

Fausto & Silvia, Italy

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