Manaslu Larke Pass Trek
Manaslu Larke Pass Trek
The Larke La Pass is one of the longest passes in Nepal and as such, this Larke Pass Trek is strenuous through icy moraines and steep trails. It ventures around Manaslu, the eighth highest mountain in the world, which stands at 8156m, so be ready for a high altitude which can be fun as well as demanding. As such, although prior climbing experience is not required for this Nepal trekking package, physical fitness is a must. The Manaslu trekking package encompasses different climate zones as it commences from Soti Khola, at 710m, past the moraines of Larkya Glacier and up to Larkya La Pass, at 5161m, where you can enjoy a stunning view of Manaslu and its surrounding peaks. You will travel along The Budi Gandaki, the river that will trace your journey and lead you to higher grounds. As you progress through different stages of the trek you will witness alpine forests, deep gorges, villages strewn with multi-colored prayer flags, and age-old Gompas small Tibetan monasteries, such as Pung Gyan Gompa, which are the hallmarks of this adventure. Manaslu trek is possible Tea houses / guest houses for small groups or individuals. However, every year building new hotels and restaurants as tourist interest and aspiration. Private rooms are available in most guest houses/ Lodge. Most bathroom are shared. In the Larkyabase camp call Dharmasal or Larky phedi has a basic tea house or tented house. Every Guest house serves the traditional Nepali meal Dal Bhat (rice, curry and lentil soup). All Guest Houses of our routes have a variety of different food items, such as rice, vegetables, noodles, potatoes and soup. Many of them have western food on the menu. Soft drinks, snacks, wine, bottled mineral water and beer are available in most of the guest houses and trail side restaurants.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
When you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, our Wongchhu Peak Promotion's representative will welcome you and escort you to your confirmed hotel. After wrapping up the reservation process, you can relax and get freshen up for a mini tour of Thamel. Our company's team will guide you to get familiarize with some fantastic eateries, ATMs, currency trading houses, and other spots you may require during your stay in Thamel.
Day 2: A full day sightseeing around Kathmandu valley, the capital city
After breakfast the following morning, you will depart for a full-day city tour of Kathmandu Valley. You can explore the sacred Pashupatinath Temple and Swyambhunath, both of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
The high points of our sightseeing tour are the biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath and the art history and historical architecture of Kathmandu Durbar Square, which exemplify ancient Nepalese culture.
Patan City's famous fine arts and historical architecture will captivate you on a visit. When you get back to your hotel, you'll have opportunity to experience the neighborhood, enjoy supper, and maybe enjoy a leisurely stroll down the famous streets. Finally, the day comes to a close with a traditional Nepalese dinner at Nepali Cultural Restaurant.
Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola (710m/2,328ft)
The day will commence with an 8-9 hour drive to Soti Khola along the Prithvi Highway, which runs alongside the magnificent Trishuli River. You'll go through dense forests, up and down hills, and past old and new communities. After arriving in Arughat, you'll travel off-road through traditional villages until you reach Soti Khola, where you'll spend the night.
Day 4: Trek from Soti Khola to Machha Khola village (870m/2,853ft)
We continue on to Machha Khola, passing via Armala, Apubesi, Liding, and Khani Besi along the way. Along the route to the Sal woods, the trail travels through terraced farms and passes numerous waterfalls, ending in a brief stroll along the surging Budhi Gandaki River's sandy banks. After that, we continue walking on the rough terrain until we reach Machha Khola, where we will spend the night.
Day 5: Trek from MachheKhola to Jagat (1340m/4,395ft),
We pass the MachheKhola and go upward to Khorla Bensi, a small village, and Tatopani, a hot spring. The valley walls steepen until they become inaccessible, at which point the route crosses to the left bank via a suspension bridge. In some parts, the trail is fairly exposed and difficult. We arrive at Doban's sole Guest House after a short portion of wooded trail. The Buri Gandaki descends an amazing succession of rapids above Doban. The river becomes considerably more tranquil after this steep segment, meandering across a large gravel bed. We re-cross the river on a suspension bridge at Lauri and then ascend a high trail to the fields of Jagat 1340m, where we spend the night in a Guest House, a 5-6 hour journey.
Day 6: Trek from Jagat to Deng (1,860m/6,100ft)
You'll start the day by walking past Salleri and Sirdibas settlements, following the Budhi Gandaki River upstream. We'll continue walking through the terraced farms of the villages of Philim, Ekle Bhatti, and Thangurmu once we've passed the suspension bridge. After that, you'll arrive in the Gurung village of Deng after over a few more suspension bridges, going through bamboo forests, and passing through the village of Nyak. You can spent the night here and enjoy a wonderful view of Shringi Himal (7161m).
Day 7: Trek from Deng to Namrung (2630m/8,626ft)
The valley remains steep-sided and spectacular. We arrive at Lana village and begin to see Mani stones, indicating that we have entered the high country Buddhist zone. We arrive in Ghap, which spans the river, after only around four hours. We've entered Tibetan territory, and the cultural shift is palpable, as is the climate shift; the trip is now pleasant and cool. As we gain height, we enter alpine area and begin to see more mountains. After Ghap, there are more Mani walls and three more crossings of the Budi Gandaki on our way to Namrung (2630m), a 5-6 hour hike with an overnight stay at a lodge or hotel.
Day 8: Trek from Namrung to Samagaon (3,530m/11,578ft)
As we depart from Namrung, we ascend to Lihi Village, then to Sho and Lho. Because the trail travels through a landslide area, it's critical to keep a steady pace. To get to Sama Gaon, you'll travel through many Chortens and Gompas, as well as a spectacular view of Manaslu (8156m), Larke (6249m), and Naike (6211m) peaks. In Sama Gaon, we'll spend the night.
Day 9: Acclimatization rest day in Samagaou,
This is a relaxation day at Samagaon to help you settle to the altitude. You take a break in a calm forest surrounded by mountains to adapt and relax. Hiking to Manaslu Base Camp provides spectacular views of Samdo (Pang phuchuli), Nagdi chuli, Simnang Himal, Manaslu glacier, Manaslu ice fall, and Birendra Kunda, an ice lake at Manaslu Base Camp. You can chat with your guide and opt on a day tour because we don't know what you want or how your position is at the time; nonetheless, you will spend overnight at the Lodge/Hotel.
Day 10: Trek from Samagaon to Samdo (3,860m/12,660ft)
We're still traveling the Budhi Gandaki River upstream today. The trail is broader and smoother than on other days, so you can enjoy a pleasant stroll among the region's alpine nature. As you go up to the settlement of Samdo, where we will spend the night, pass through massive Mani walls encrypted with prayers and draped with prayer flags.
Day 11: Trek from Samdo to Larkya La Phedi (4460m/14,628ft)
It takes about 4/5 hours to get to Dharmashala or Larky Phedi or Larkya base camp. The trail to your goal is rugged and zigzags the entire way. There is a bazaar named Larkya Bazaar just before Larkya Phedi where seasonal fairs are held for the locals. People bring their wares from Tibet to sell and trade here. Stay in a simple tea house in Dharmasala/Larke phedi for the night.
Day 12: Trek from Larkya La Phedi to Larkya La (Pass) (5213m/17,098ft.) to Bimthang (3590m/11,775ft)
It takes approximately 8 to 12 hours. Early in the morning, you commence trekking up a hard climbing way along a rocky and windy trail to Larkya La. You're carrying a lunchbox today. You can see Larke Peak, Mt. Manaslu's dawn, Ratna Chuli, Cheo Himal, and many other snowcapped mountains and peaks from the top. You trek down a steep downward slope through rock and ice after crossing this pass. We recommend bringing tiny crampons if you intend on visiting in December or early March. Trekking trips may also aid in weight loss at other seasons. Many frozen lakes will be encountered along the trip. We advise you to proceed with caution. Bimthang is a wide, level valley with a number of Mani walls and abandoned buildings. Spend the night in a guest house in Bimthang (3590m) after an 8-12 hour hike.
Day 13: Trek from Bhimtang to Tilije (2,360m/7,740ft),
Trek from Bimthang to Tillje takes about six to seven hours. Crossing this high pasture, you descend the valley of the Purdin Khola to the area of the Base Camp for the West side of Manaslu. From a ridge at 4150 meter, you have excellent views of Manaslu to the South East and Annapurna II to the South West. Beyond a bridge over the headwaters of the Dudh Khola, you descend into a rhododendron forest and follow a trail through a narrow valley until you reach the highest cultivated land in this valley at Karche, 2785 meter. Walking down you cross a stream to reach Tilje. Here is an apple orchard which is quite famous for local wine, overnight at Guest house.
Day 14: Trek from Tilije to Tal (1700m/5,576ft)
Leaving Tilje, you trek uphill for nearly 1-1.30 hours to reach Dharapani crossing a bridge over the Marshyangdi River. Check out the Manaslu special permit again and continue walk Annapurna trail to Katre (Khotro) continues to Tal village which is a very nice village in Marshyndi valley, Stay overnight at Guest, 5-6 hours trekking.
Day 15: Drive from Tal to Besi Sahar (800m/2,624ft) by jeep or bus,
We are taking a local Jeep or bus to Besi Sahar 800m today, which is a 4-6 hour travel. Cross the Marshyandi River and take a 5-7-hour Jeep ride to Besi Sahar. If you want to walk all the way to Basi Sahar, it would take two days, but you will have to follow the route, so we recommend taking a Jeep to Basi Sahar. If you walk all the way to Shyange (1100m) in one day then hike to Besi Sahar the next day, it will take you 5-6 hours. Overnight stay at the hotel
Day 16: Besi Sahar to Kathmandu drive by tourist coach 4/5 hours
Every hour until 2-3 pm, there is a mini bus or micro bus service from BesiSahar to Kathmandu, therefore we will take the bus 7-9 am to Kathmandu after breakfast. The journey takes 5-6 hours, including a lunch break along the route. Arrive at Balaju Bus Station and be escorted to your hotel in Kathmandu. If you want to visit Pokhara, you can take a bus or hire a car to go there. It takes 4 hours to drive from Besi Sahar to Pokhara for overnight in the Hotel.
Day 17: Leisure day in Kathmandu
A day off in Kathmandu. You can book a tour of the city of Kathmandu Valley from our guide. On this day, you can explore several museums throughout the valley, including the Narayanhiti Museum, which was once the residence of Nepal's last king. You can also visit Nagarkot's hilltop. After some sightseeing in the valley's world heritage sites, you'll enjoy a farewell supper with your Nepali friends and guide. You and your guide may decide to prolong your stay for a Chitwan jungle safari, rafting activities, and other activities.
Day 18: Departure
Finally, it's TIME TO SEE OFF. Wongchhu Peak Promotion staff will pick you up from your hotel and drop you off at Tribhuvan International Airport 3 hours before your flight time, with the hope of seeing you again. You'll have plenty of time on the way home to plan your future excursion in Nepal's beautiful country.
- Airport – Hotel transfers in KTM,
- Hotel in KTM (Nepali Ghar) for 2 nights pre and two nights post trek, including breakfast on a twin-sharing basis,
- City tour of Boudhanath, Pashupatinath & Swyambhunath,
- Transportation, tour guide and entrance tickets during city tour,
- Drive from KTM – Soti Khola – Tal – Besishar - KTM,
- ACAP(Annapurna Conservation Area Permit),
- TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System),
- Manaslu conservation permit,
- First aid kit,
- Accommodations including food during trek,
- Boiled water, tea, coffee, including all food,
- Wongchhu Peak Promotion duffel bag, cap and Map,
- Guide & Porter during trek,
- Meals in Kathmandu (except welcome and farewell dinner),
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary,
- Beverages and alcoholic drinks on trek,
- All personal expenses, including Nepal Visa (for country entrance),
- Personal medical and evacuation insurance,
- All other additional charges for additional services,
- Additional tips for tour guide,
- Personal purchases,
1.0 Travel Documents
- Valid passport
- Credit/Debit card
- Passport size photo (6 pieces)
- Insurance paper and contact address
- Family contact number
2.0 Upper Body Wear
- Thermal Top Base Layer (2 Pcs)
- Fleece Jacket (1 Pcs)
- Gore-Tex Jacket (1 Pcs)
- Down Jacket (1 Pcs)
- Cotton T-Shirt (2 Pcs)
3.0 Lower Body Wear
- Thermal Bottom Base Layer (2 Pcs)
- Fleece Trouser (1pcs)
- Gore-Tex Pant (1 pcs)
- Mid Weight Pants (1Pcs)
- Light Weight Quick Dry Trekking Pants (2-3 Pairs)
- Gaiters for trekking boots
- Sun Cap
- Fleece Hat/ Warm Hat (1-2 Pcs)
- Neck Gaiter (2 Pcs)
- Thin fleece gloves
- Wind stopper/screen tap gloves
- Normal Socks (2-3 Pairs)
- Trekking Shoes (Gore-Tex)
- Slipper (1 Pair)
7.0 Sleeping Bags
- Sleeping bag -20°c to -30°c for Base camp
- Down Sleeping Bag -40°c for extreme comfort
- Thermarests Mattress (Cell foam)
- Sleeping bag Liner
- Inflatable Pillow
8.0 Trekking Equipment
- Power Bank
- Pee Bottle
- Altimeter watch
- Pocket Knife
- Walking Stick/Trekking Pole
- Satellite Phone with credit
- Headlight 500-700Lumens
- Spare Tape Slings/240cm
- Unlock Carabiner
- Lock Carabiner
9.0 Bag packs
- Rucksacks 35 L -50 L
10.0 Sun stuff
- Banana Boat/ Nivea Sun Cream (-20 Spf)
- Lip Guard -20 (Spf)
- Sun Glasses (Uv Protection)
11.0 Toiletries (Personal)
- Toilet Paper / Wet Tissue
- Garbage Bag
12.0 Eating & Drinkings
- 1 ltr. Water Bottle
- 1/1.5ltr. Thermos Mug (Opt.)
- Spoon / Fork (opt.)
- Bowl (opt.)
- 13.0 Medical / First Aid
- Brufen / Ibuprofens
- Handy Plaster
- Crack Bandage
- Tincture Iodine
- Minil 10mg (Palpitation, anxiety)
- Codopar (Headache & chest pain)
- Salbetol 4mg (Breathless)
- Azithromycin 500mg (chronic tonsillitis, fever, nose, throat infection-must take 5 days)
- Flupen 250mg (prevent wound infection)
- Allegra 120/180mg (Allergic tonsil)
- Menstrual Products
- Nail cutter
- Umbrella /Raincoat
- Hot water bag
- Trails Maps
- GPS Tracker (Recommended)
- Hand & Toe Warmer
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