Manaslu Larke pass

16 Days


Set sail on an exhilarating adventure with our Manaslu larke pass Trek, a picturesque journey encircling the majestic Mt. Manaslu, the eighth tallest peak globally, standing at an impressive 8163 meters (26781 feet). Known as both Manaslu Round Trekking and Manaslu Circuit Trekking, this trail was officially opened to tourists by the Nepal Government in 1991 AD.

Derived from the local belief meaning ‘The Mountain with Spirit,’ Manaslu holds a sacred presence believed to be a benevolent and powerful holy being by the local inhabitants.

Immerse yourself in the splendor of nature and the richness of culture as you traverse through diverse ecosystems, ranging from 620 meters to 5160 meters above sea level. The challenging route along Budhi Gandaki treats you to cascading waterfalls, serene lakes, and captivating Buddhist monasteries in medieval Nupri villages.

Gain popularity among avid trekkers, the Manaslu trek offers a route filled with diversity, unexplored terrain, and a serene escape from the crowds. The Larke La Pass (5160 meters), one of the highest mountains passes in the Himalayan region, rewards trekkers with breathtaking views of Mount Manaslu, Himal Chuli, Ganesh Himal, and other towering peaks above 6000 meters.

Embarking from Arughat, a quaint town 126 km west of Kathmandu, the trek follows the Budhi Gandaki River, winding through green countryside and lush forests before entering the culturally rich Nupri zone. Encounter enchanting Buddhist villages like Samagaon, Sirdibas, and Samdo, where the local speech, dress, and customs bear a striking resemblance to Tibetan culture.

The journey culminates with a challenging ascent to the Larke La Pass (5125 m), offering panoramic views of the Himalayas and glaciers. The descent through alpine meadows leads to the main Annapurna Circuit route, concluding in Syange and Beshisahar.

Optimal trekking conditions prevail during autumn (Mid-September to November end) and spring (March to mid-May), featuring sunny and warm days with temperatures ranging from 10°C to 30°C. Night temperatures hover between 5°C to -10°C.

Choose your preferred departure date for the Manaslu Trek, as we tailor this adventure to your schedule, ensuring a private and personalized experience. Elevate your journey by participating in optional activities and side trips, adding an extra layer of excitement to your Manaslu trekking holiday. For more information and inquiries, please don’t hesitate to contact us.


Upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, our dedicated tour officer will extend a warm welcome to you. Look out for a play card bearing your name as you exit the airport terminal. With an auspicious garland, our officer will greet you and accompany you to your hotel in our private tourist vehicle. At the hotel, they will assist you with check-in and conduct a pre-trip meeting. This meeting will include an overview of your entire program, introduction to your guide, and an opportunity to address any questions or concerns. Take this time to settle any outstanding balances and provide a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. Your first night will be spent in comfort at the hotel.

Preparing for the Manaslu Larke Pass Trek requires a combination of physical readiness, mental preparation, and logistical planning. After that start Kathmandu Valley half day sightseeing tour. Explore the living museum and cultural hub, visiting Swayambhunath Stupa, also known as the Monkey Temple, offering stunning views of the valley. Drive to Boudhanath Stupa, one of the world's largest stupas, significant for Buddhists globally. Conclude the day at Pashupatinath Temple, the major Lord Shiva temple in South Asia, situated on the Bagmati River. All three sites are UNESCO World Heritage sites.

An exhilarating journey from Kathmandu to Machhi Khola, covering a distance of 173 km over 7 to 8 hours. Our experienced trekking guide will meet you at the hotel before 6 am, for the scenic drive to Machhi Khola. The paved road will take you to Dhading Besi, the district headquarters, and from there, the journey to Machhi Khola continues on a rough road. Upon reaching Arughat, a bustling town, the route progresses towards Sotikhola, passing through beautiful sal forests and Gurung settlements. The travel involves traversing rice terraces, waterfalls, and picturesque villages, ultimately leading to Machha Khola. Enjoy an overnight stay at a mountain lodge.

A thrilling trek from Machha Khola to Jagat, covering a distance of 23 km in 6 to 7 hours. The trail features minor ups and downs along gravel bars beside the river, crossing the Tharo Khola and reaching Khorlabesi village. As you ascend and descend through various landscapes, encounter a small trailside hot spring and Tatopani village. Cross the Budhi Gandaki River on a suspension bridge and journey through Doban village, Yaru Khola, and Tharo Bharyang, finally arriving at the beautiful village of Jagat. Spend the night at a mountain lodge.

An adventurous trek from Jagat to Deng, covering a distance of 21 km in 6 to 7 hours. The trail ascends over a rocky ridge to Salleri, offering stunning views of Mt. Sringi. Passing through Setibas and Ghat Khola, the trek enters a region with Tibetan influences. The trail climbs to Philim, a large Gurung village, and continues through Ekle Bhatti, an uninhabited gorge of the Budhi Gandaki River. After crossing the river and passing through bamboo forests, reach Deng, a village inhabited by Buddhist people. Enjoy an overnight stay at a mountain lodge.

A scenic trek from Deng to Namrung, covering a distance of 19 km in 6 hours. The trail crosses the Budhi Gandaki River, climbs to Rana village, and heads west up the Budhi Gandaki Valley. Pass through Ghap, adorned with a mani wall featuring elegant Buddha carvings. Traverse bamboo and rhododendron forests, encountering vibrant birdlife, and eventually reach Namrung for an overnight stay at a mountain lodge.

A delightful trek from Namrung to Lho, covering 10 km in 4 hours. As you trek to upper Nupri, a Tibetan Buddhist influenced region, enjoy views of Mt. Manaslu and Naike Peak. Pass through Lihi and Sho villages, marvel at the architecture, and reach Lho, a large village with a gompa and impressive mani. Spend the night at a mountain lodge.

A scenic trek from Lho to Samagaon, covering a distance of 17 kilometers during a leisurely 5-hour walk. The trail descends from Lho to a picturesque stream, meandering through damp forests and leading to the expansive plateau of Shyaula. Revel in panoramic views of Mt. Himalachuli, Ngadi Chuli, and Manaslu. Crossing the ridge, you'll arrive in Samagaon, a charming village surrounded by vast pastures and fields. Overnight accommodation awaits at a well-appointed mountain lodge.

Birendra Tal (3450m/11316ft): Take a 2 to 3-hour walk to reach the turquoise Birendra Tal, nestled at the base of the Manaslu glacier. The lake offers a refreshing opportunity for those inclined to dip into its chilly ice water. Easily accessible on the way from Samagaon to Samdo, this scenic diversion promises a delightful experience.
Pungyen Gompa (Approximately 4050m/13316ft): Embark on a day trip starting from a trail branch between Shyala and Samagaon. The journey leads to a picturesque Yak pasture area, followed by a 1.5-hour walk to the Gompa. Situated on a vast grassy plateau with breathtaking mountain views, Pungyen Gompa features a small prayer hall and monk dormitories built into the mountain. It offers one of the best vantage points for observing Mount Manaslu and its surroundings.
Manaslu Base Camp (4900m/16072ft): For a full-day adventure, hike from Samagaon to Manaslu Base Camp. The steep climb, approximately 7 to 8 hours, begins with a forested section before revealing stunning views of the Manaslu glacier, a turquoise lake, and distant mountain ranges. The final leg of the ascent involves navigating a narrow moraine on a challenging trail. After exploring the base camp, descend to Samagaon to complete the memorable journey.

A Scenic Journey of 16 km in 5 Hours from Samagaon to Samdo, covering a distance of 16 km in approximately 5 hours. Following a delightful breakfast, descend to the Budhi Gandaki, tracing its path to a picturesque bridge over a side stream. The trail unfolds effortlessly along a shelf above the river, weaving through juniper and birch forests, adorned with stone huts at Kermo Kharka. The journey then leads you off the shelf, guiding you across the Budhi Gandaki, followed by a steep ascent onto a promontory nestled between two river forks. Witness a majestic Kani (Buddhist Stupa) and follow its path to reach the charming village of Samdo. Retire for the night at a comfortable mountain lodge.

A scenic trek from Samdo to Dharmashala (Larke Phedi), covering a distance of 12 km in 4 hours. Post breakfast, traverse a gentle trail, passing through fields adorned with a large mani wall and stone archway. Descend to the river, cross a bridge, and ascend through tundra and juniper landscapes, offering stunning views of the colossal Larkya Glacier cascading from Manaslu North. The trail weaves in and out of gorges, culminating at Dharmashala, also known as Larkya Phedi. Unwind and recharge at a mountain lodge for the night.

A challenging trek from Dharmashala to Bimthang via the awe-inspiring Larke La Pass, covering a distance of 25 km in 8 hours. The day commences with a climb up the ridge in front of Dharmashala, descending to a serene lake before ascending to the moraine's pinnacle at 4690m. Traverse the moraine south of steep, grassy slopes, marked by cairns and prayer flags. The trek includes a descent to four frozen lakes and a strenuous climb to the breathtaking Larkya La Pass (5160m/16929ft), offering panoramic views of Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, Kang Garu Peak, and Annapurna II. The descent unfolds along the moraine to Dangboche Kharka and further to the picturesque Bimthang, passing through meadows, a mani wall, and a rest house. Conclude the day at a mountain lodge in Bimthang.

A breathtaking journey from Bimthang to Tilje, experiencing the pristine beauty of the Himalayan landscape. Covering a distance of 17 km in approximately 6 hours, the trail begins by descending from Bimthang, crossing a glacial stream, and navigating through a majestic forest of pine and rhododendron to reach Hompuk. Following the Dudh Khola through enchanting forests, the trail unveils a stunning landscape with a climb over a moraine ridge adorned with prayer flags. Gho village, nestled along the river bank, provides a picturesque setting before the final stretch through fields, rhododendron, and oak forests leading to Tilje village. Your overnight stay awaits at a charming mountain lodge.

A cultural odyssey as you trek from Tilje to Dharapani, covering a distance of 7 km in 2 hours, followed by a scenic drive to Besi Sahar. Begin your day by climbing a small ridge, traversing stone-paved trails through a captivating village, and crossing the Dudh Khola via a bridge. Passing through the Thonje village, adorned with chortens and mani walls, you reach Dharapani, marking the entry point to the Annapurna circuit. A jeep ride from Dharapani takes you to Besi Sahar, navigating through off-road terrain and providing mesmerizing views. Your overnight stay is at a mountain lodge.

The final leg of your adventure with a scenic drive from Besi Sahar to Kathmandu, covering 172 km in approximately 6 hours. The journey traces along the banks of the Marsyangdi and Trishuli rivers, offering glimpses of charming villages and terraced farmlands. Upon reaching Kathmandu, you'll be escorted to your hotel, where you can choose to relax or indulge in last-minute shopping. In the evening, savor a farewell dinner at a traditional Nepalese restaurant accompanied by a captivating cultural show. Your overnight stay is at a Hotel.

As your unforgettable journey comes to an end, our tour officer will ensure a seamless transfer to Kathmandu International Airport for your departure from Nepal. Reflect on the mesmerizing experiences of the trip, carrying with you memories of the majestic Himalayas and the rich cultural tapestry of Nepal. Until we meet again!

Cost Includes

  • 3-star hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu on BB plan, on twin sharing .
  • Accommodation in Tea-house during the trek.
  • Three times Meals During the trek (Breakfast, lunch, and Dinner)
  • Arrival and departure by private vehicle
  • Sight seeing tour by private vehicle
  • Transportation from Kathmandu- Machhi Khola and Besi Sahar - Kathmandu by Private Vehicle.
  • Heritage and Monument Entry Fee
  • Restricted area Permit
  • TIMS Card/ National Park entry fee/Other Permits.
  • All the Gov. and Local taxes as applicable.
  • Sight seeing by Professionals Tourist Guide
  • An experienced government-certified English-speaking trekking guide and a porter to carry luggage. The porter ratio is 1 porter for every 2 trekkers.
  • A comprehensive medical kit and any necessary medical assistance during the trek.
  • Staff costs include their salary, insurance, and allowance.
  • Group medical kit box carried by Trekking Guide (Diamox and First Aid Medicine).
  • Farwell dinner at typical Nepalis restaurant with local cousin and cultural performance.
  • Spa Refreshment after Adventure

Cost Excludes

  • International Travel insurance (Travel insurance must cover helicopter rescue in case of uncertain circumstance)
  • All personal belongings expense.
  • Tipping for the Trekking Guide and Potter.
  • Trip extension incase on unfortunate circumstance.
  • Trip cancelation Charges.

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