Manaslu Trek with Larkya la Pass 19 Days

$2040 USD
- 19 Days
- Challanging
2-10 Pax

Trekking, Sightseeing

March-May\October -November

Private Car & Bus

Hotel & Lodge

Tea house

Breakfast in Kathmandu and Full board meals during the trek

Kathmandu-Arughat-Jagat-Samagaon-Bimtang-Dharapani-Besisahar-Kathmandu

Manaslu Trek with Larkya la Pass Overview

Mt. Manaslu is the world's eighth highest mountain,reaching 8156 meters above sea level. It is a restricted trekking area that requires special permits, which were first officially offered in 1991,and has become a very popular trekking destination. Trek to Manaslu begins with a long drive from Kathmandu to Arughat, which is  a fascinating town full of mixed cultures, caste groups and ethnic groups. Manaslu trek is geographically spectacular and culturally fascinating. The Manaslu trail leads you through Budi Gandaki valley towards the top of Larkya La, and drops down to the  Manang district. There is a hot spring along the route where you can enjoy a hot bath. Locals along the way are largely Tibetan Buddhists who settled here in the early 1600s.


The Larkya La pass is the most dramatic pass over the Himalayas. Manaslu trekking traverses a large elevation range, coming from the lower valley before climbing to high Himalayan passes. There are very basic tea houses, along with basic accommodations and basic foods available on this route. After the pass, the trail drops down to Dharapani, which is en route to the Annapurna Circuit, then ends in Besisahar. Then drive back to Kathmandu.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival day (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley sightseeing and trek preparation (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat (570m/1,870ft)

Day 04: Trek to Soti Khola (730m/2,395ft)

Day 05: Trek to Machha Khola (930m/3,051ft)

Day 06: Trek to Jagat (1,410m/4,625ft)

Day 07: Trek to Deng (1,800m/5,905ft)

Day 08: Trek to Ghap (2,160m/7,086ft)

Day 09: Trek to Lho (4,295m/14,091ft)

Day 10: Trek to Samagaon (3,530m/11,581ft)

Day 11: Acclimatize day

Day 12: Trek to Samdo (3,690m/12,106ft)

Day 13: Trek to Larkya Rest House (4,470m/14,665ft)

Day 14: Trek to Bimtang (3,720m/12,204ft)

Day 15: Trek to Dharapani (1,860m/6,102ft)

Day 16: Trek to Bahundanda (1,310m/4,297ft)

Day 17: Trek to Besisahar (7,60m/2,493ft)

Day 18: Drive to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Day 19: Departure day

Manaslu Trek with Larkya la Pass Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival day (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Upon arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuwan International Airport, we will greet you and take you to the Hotel.  We can meet later on that day or the next day to take you to our head office to brief you on your upcoming Manaslu Trek with us. At that time we will introduce you to your trekking guide and Sherpa. If your flight arrives on time, we will take you to one of the most popular local restaurants with delicious Nepalese food, cultural music and ethnic dance. This will give you a glimpse into different ethnic groups of the country. If you arrive late in the evening we can do this the next day. 

Day 2: Kathmandu Valley sightseeing and trek preparation (1,300m/4,264 ft)

After breakfast, you will begin a city tour of Kathmandu where you see the main attractions of the valley. On this tour you will visit the Boudhnath Stupa, Pashupatinath temple, Swyambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple), and Kathmandu Durbar Square (the old palace). After city tour, we will meet again to check your clothing and trekking equipment (sleeping bag, down jacket and trekking boots). Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat (570m/1,870ft)

After breakfast, you will board a local bus departing for Arughat. This is an interesting drive along a scenic highway. The bus makes two stops, breakfast and lunch. After a seven hour drive you will arrive in Arughat. After a brief rest at the lodge at Arughat, you can walk around the town and explore the surrounding areas. Overnight at lodge.
 

Day 4: Trek to Soti Khola(730m/2,395ft)

After breakfast, Will will walk along a stone paved trail leading to north of the valley and along the river. There are rice farm on the way and also small forest where you can see monkeys. You will enjoy your walk through Magar and Gurung village and also few water falls pass through. vernight at Soti Khola.

Day 5: Trek to Machha Khola (930m/3,051ft)

Today, your day starts with a few ups and downs from Soti Khola towards north of valley. There are a few farm terraces along the way and also passing through the Sal forest. After short sandy walk along the bank of the river, the rocky trail leads Machha khola for overnight.
 

Day 6: Trek to Jagat (1,410m/4,625ft)

After breakfast the narrow trail leads to the bank of the river and walk through the gravel bar along the bank of the Budi Gandaki River to get to the village. Overnight in Jagat.
  

Day 7: Trek to Deng (1,800m/5,905ft)

At the beginning of the day starts uphill to a rocky ridge to Salleri and descend to Setibas. The valley takes you to the suspension bridge and climb up to Philim, which is big Gurung village. After crossing the Budhi Gandaki the trail leads the west bank for a while, then cross to the east bank of the river to cross Deng Khola and continue walk to Deng village for overnight.
 

Day 8: Trek to Ghap (2,160m/7,086ft)

We cross the Budhi Gandaki after short walk from Deng and follow the north bank and then climb to Rana at 1980m. Then head west up the Budhi Gandaki valley. Cossing various streams and rivers we drop into the Sringi Valley.After few ups and downs in forests, we pass mani walls and then turn to a corner to get to Ghap for overnight.
 

Day 9: Trek to Lho (4,295m/14,091ft)

After breakfast, the trail leads through the river upstream and dense forest. After crossing the river you will reach a narrow gorge, the forest becomes less dense and the trail is fine again. The pleasant walk continues to get to Namru village. On the way you can see beautiful peak Himal Chuli. After that the trail ascends where you cross many chortens and many barley terraces. You will encounter an excellent view of Ganesh himal and finally reach to Lho for overnight.

Day 10: Trek to Samagaon (3,530m/11,581ft)

The trail leads through the shady forest which is an excellent walk where you will enjoy the natural beauty of the valley including snow Peak Mountains and peaks. A short climb to get to Shyala village and pass a large chorten we look down into a little deep where two rows of houses form the main part of Sama can be seen. At the far end of the village, overlooking the valley stands the well-known monastery of Sama. Overnight at Samagaon.

Day 11: Acclimatize day

You will be walking around the village and visit a Buddist monastery. You can hike up to the ridge for the views of the mountains and the village. Overnight at Samagaon.

Day 12: Trek to Samdo (3,690m/12,106ft)

After breakfast the trail drops down to the Budhi Gandaki river to cross the side stream. The trail leads towards north and follow in to a bridge over a side. The Larkya la Trail passes several mani walls as the valley begins to wider. It is an easy walk through the juniper and birch forests of Kermo Kharka. Then cross the Budhi Gandaki on a wooden bridge and climb steeply onto a promontory between two forks of the river. From a stone arch we can see a large white kani which we do have to cross to get Samdo for overnight.
 

Day 13: Trek to Larkya Rest House (4,470m/14,665ft)

After Samdo the trail continue walk down to the edge to cross the wooden bridge over Budi Gandaki then uphillto the stream to cross. After short walk through the valley the trail leads up to the Larkya Phedi. It is also called Dharmasala because there is a huge stone. Evening walk around the hill to acclimatize and overnight at Larkya rest house.
 

Day 14: Trek to Bimtang (3,720m/12,204ft)

After a short climb, we reach to the North side of the Larkya Glacier. You can enjoy the views of Cho Danda and then of Larkya Peak. Finally, we walk across the moraines of the glacier and a gradual ascent which becomes steeper only in the last section to get to the pass. Outstanding views including Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, Kangguru and the huge Annapurna II. Today is big day comparatively and tiring day. Stop at Bimtang for overnight.
 

Day 15: Trek to Dharapani (1,860m/6,102ft)

After breakfast the trail descends into a rhododendron forest towards narrow valley until we reach the highest cultivated land in this valley at Karche, 2785 meters. On the way one can enjoy the view of Manaslu, Annapurnas and many more mountains. From here we cross a slide, then go across fields before making a steep climb over a ridge. Then after the trail continue through the fields, over a clear stream, passing through the houses and fields interspersed with rhododendron and oak forests to Tilje. The trail continues for the day to Dharapani for overnight.
 

Day 16: Trek to Bahundanda (1,310m/4,297ft)

The trail drops down to the river to cross the bridge and flows the rocky trail towards Tal. After that easy downhill to Chanje and continue walk along the river to Ghermu phant. On the way n can enjoy the views of waterfall and Rocky Mountains. After Ghermu the trail leads up gently up to the bottom of Bahundanda and steep up to the village of Bahundanda for overnight.
 

Day 17: Trek to Besisahar (7,60m/2,493ft)

After breakfast the trail drops down to the valley to cross the bridge and continue walk along the bank of the river to Nagdi village. Then the trail leads few up and downs to Khudi and continue walk to Besisahar for overnight.
 

Day 18: Drive to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)

At 7:00 in the morning, we'll drive to Kathmandu along thelittle road to Dumre and after that through thePrithivi highway.We will arrive in Kathmandu in the afternoon. That night we will host a farewell dinner at a Nepalese restaurant. Spend the night in Kathmandu.

Day 19: Departure day

Today is the last day of your trip with us. If you would like to extend your holiday, we will help you. Otherwise, we will assist you to the airport for your departing flight. If your flight is late in the evening, you can do some shopping or manage your photos from the trip.

Manaslu Trek with Larkya la Pass Cost :- US$1950

Include

-Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
-3 Nights twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu at tourist standard hotel with breakfast
-One full day guided city tour by private vehicle
-Welcome dinner and farewell dinner at one of the best Nepalese restaurant with traditional ethnic music and dance
-Annapurna trekking permits and Tims permits
-Manaslu Trekking permit and Manaslu special permit
-Bus transportation to Arughat and return from Besisahar
-All meals during the trek (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
-Gov. licensed and well trained English speaking guide and his entire expenses
-A porter (One porter for each 2 members) and his entire expenses
-Insurance of Guide and Porter
-All required local tax and Gov tax
-Down jackets and sleeping bags
-Trekking map
-Official T-shirt

 

Exclude

-Nepal arrival visa
-Meals in the city except breakfast and above mentioned special dinner

-Monument entrance fees
-Your personal nature expenses eg. Mineral water, Beer, Coke and entire beverage etc
-Travel insurance that covers trip cancelation and Helicopter evacuation
-Tips and any other extending trips and extra accommodation.

Manaslu Trek with Larkya la Pass Information

Nepal is a land locked country which lies in between India and China. It is one of the richest countries in the world in terms of bio-diversity due to its unique geographical position and altitude variation. The elevation of the country ranges from 60 meters above sea level to the highest point of the world, Mt. Everest at 8,848 meter above sea level. Nepal is small country but many interesting things to see. Nepal is the second richest country in the world in terms of water resources. We have beautiful Himalayan range in the north and have many rivers begins from the Glacier of the Himalaya. Nepal has three major geographical range Himalayan region, Hill region and Terai low land.

Area: 147,181 sq. kilometers
Geography: Situated between China in the north and India in the south
Capital: Kathmandu
Population: 2,642,799
Language: Nepali is the native language. However, travel-trade people understand and speakEnglish as well.
Currency: Nepali Rupee
Political System: Multi-party democracy
Religion: The major number is Hindu. However, there is a harmonious blending of Hinduism and Buddhism.
Travel season: We do have two best seasons to visit Nepal. The best time is Spring and Autum.
Spring: - (March, April, May) - Best warmest time to trek. Rhododendron flowers in bloom excellent trails and clear skies, best visibility. Good Temperature, warmest weather of the year.
Autumn: - (Mid September, October and November) - excellent trails, clear blue skies, best visibility.
Winter months: - (December, January and February) are also good, but it’s a lot colder. You have to be prepared for this.
Summer: - Monsoon, so rain and visibility can be a big issue (from Mid June, July and August).We do not suggest you this time to visit Nepal. Nepal can be visited the whole year round.
People: Nepal has more than 91 ethnic groups and 70 different spoken languages.
What to Wear: Lightweight clothing is recommended for May through October. Warm garments are required in October through March. An umbrella or raincoat is a must for the rainy season (June to August)
 Communication:
Postal Services: The Central Post Office located near Dharahara Tower, is open from 9 am to 5 pm. Monday through Friday. The counters are open from 7 am to 4 pm and provide stamps, postcards and aerogram. Post Restate is available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Express Mail Service (EMS ) is available at GPO and at Thamel, Basantapur and airport postal counters.
Telephone Services:
Telephone, fax, telex and telegraph services are available at the Nepal Telecommunications Corporation at Tripureshwar. Hotels and private communications centers provide long distance telephone. For calling from outside, country code for Nepal is 00977 and the area code for Kathmandu is 1. You can buy a local Sim card to use while in Nepal.
Internet Services:
Several Internet cafes and communication centers are available in the Valley and around the country . E-mail and Internet services are also offered by hotels in the city like Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan and major cities.
Electricity:
Major towns have electricity and the voltage available is 220-volts and 50 cycles. Load shedding is sometimes experienced. However, most major hotels have installed their own generators.
Medical Services:
All kinds of medicines, including those imported from overseas are available in Kathmandu. Kathmandu Valley also offers the services of major general hospitals and private clinics. Health posts have been set up by the government in different parts of rural Nepal.
Meals and Accommodation:
In big cities, there are many different categories hotels. While you are on mountain especially for the trek basic mountain accommodations are available where basic facilities are available such as hot shower, toilets, comfortable mattress, solar\electricity lights.
Insurance:
A travel insurance policy that covers theft, loss and medical treatment is recommended. Make sure the insurance also covers the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal such as trekking, rafting.
Vaccination:
Vaccination is required to plan to your trip to Nepal but it is not a must. Your doctor will have the information of vaccination you would require to the country where you will be travelling. Hepatitis A, Japanese Encephalitis, Polio, Rabies, Tetanus, Typhoid and Malaria etc. are the recommended vaccination for travel Nepal.
Medical Kit:
A simple but adequate medical kit can be very useful while traveling. The following items are recommended: Aspirin or Panadol - for pain or fever; Antihistamine - as a decongestant for colds, allergies and to help prevent motion sickness; Antibiotics - useful if traveling off beaten track but they must be prescribed; Kaolin preparation (Pepto-Bismol), Imodium or Lomotil – for stomach upsets; Rehydration mixture - for treatment of severe diarrhoea; Antiseptic, mercurochrome and antibiotic powder or similar 'dry' spray - for cuts and grazes.
Other things to be included are:
Calamine lotion to ease irritation from bites or stings, bandages and band aids for minorinjuries, scissors, tweezers, thermometer, insect repellent, sun block lotion, chopsticks, water purification tablets, throat lozenges (Strepsils), moleskin, Sulamyd 10% eye drops, Acetaminophen (Paracetamol, Antacid tablets).
Pack list:
It is essential to have warm clothing and equipment to plan this trip. Here below are some suggestions for planning this trip. Please kindly take it as a reference and prepare yourself.
Climbing:
Ice Axe
Crampons
Harness
Screw gate Carabineers
Descended abseil device
Prussic Loops
Plastic Mountaineering Boot
For your head:
Sunglasses with UV protection
Lip balm
Upper body:
T- Shirts (2)
Light and expedition weight thermal tops
Fleece jacket or pullover
Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
Down vest and/ or jacket
Hands:
Lightweight gloves
Heavyweight gloves/ mittens with a waterproof outer shell
Lower body:
Underwear (4)
Hiking shorts (2)
Lightweight cotton long pants
Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
Fleece or wool pants
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
Feet:
Thin, lightweight inner socks (4)
Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4)
Hiking boots with spare laces
Camp shoes (sneakers and/ or sandals)
Gaiters (when hiking in winter)
Accessories:
Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F
Headlamp with spare bulbs and batteries
Small padlock or combination lock
Basic First Aid Kit
Large plastic bags- for keeping items dry inside trek bag
Daypack (you will carry your own small daypack)
Water bottles (2)
Hiking poles/ walking sticks
Toiletries:
Soap, shampoo, toothbrush, toothbrush etc
Ear plugs
Small wash towel
Extras:
Camera with extra batteries and cards/ film
Binoculars
Sun hat or scarf
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
Reading book
Trail Map/ Guide book
Journal & Pen
IPod & Travel games (i.e. cards, chess, and backgammon)
Passport & Visa Information
Nepal visa is easy to obtain. you may buy your Nepal visa at your nearest NepaleseEmbassy/ Consulate or Mission offices abroad or buy this upon on arrival to Kathmandu international airport as per your convenient. You have to have 2 passport size photographs, Visa fees in US cash & valid passport at least for 6 months valid at the starting of the trip. Nationals of SAARC countries, India and China do not need visa when visiting Nepal. Transit visa is provided for foreign nationality for 3 days. Visa must be obtained for staying over the initial period of three days. Currently, foreign national can obtain Nepalese visa from the following border.

• Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu

• Kakarvitta, Jhapa (Eastern Nepal)

• Birganj, Parsa (Central Nepal)

• Kodari, Sindhupalchowk (Northern Border)

• Belhiya, Bhairahawa (Rupandehi, Western Nepal)

• Jamuna, Nepalgunj (Banke, Mid Western Nepal)

• Mohana, Dhangadhi (Kailali, Far Western Nepal)

• Gaddachauki, Mahendranagar (Kanchanpur, Far Western Nepal)

Tourist Visa Fees

3 days transit visa - Free of cost

Multiple entry 15 days - US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple entry 30 days - US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency

Multiple entry 90 days - US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency

(For further information, please, contact Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan, Dillibazar, Kathmandu

Tel: 00977-1 443393400977-1 4433934 / 4429660 / 4438862 / 4438868, Download visa form-: www.immi.gov.np