The Manaslu Larke Pass Trekking is the choice for those trekkers who are looking for a physically challenging trek as it involves trekking to the some of the toughest trail in the Himalayan region. Rising 8,163m, Mt. Manaslu lies just east of the famed Annapurna Region and shares a border with its northern neighbor Tibet. Opened to trekkers recently, Manasulu's unsurpassed beauty and rich cultural traditions offer the dedicated trekker a genuine adventure. This Trekking trail offers brief glimpses into the simple lives and ancient ways of the areas inhabitants.
We are originally from the Manaslu Area , hence we are better than other organizations to provide you the best service and knowlege. To travel in this Restricted Area, you will need Restricted Area Permits which is available only to the Government Registered Travel Agencies such as Adventure Pilgrims Trekking Pvt. ltd.
The Manaslu Region Trekking was only opened to the foreign trekkers and travellers after the implementation of Democracy in Nepal in 1992.
In spite of the remote location and wasted climbing involved during the Manaslu Trek ,your sweat and toil will be amply rewarded with the mesmerizing scenery and fascinating cultures of the inhabitants reminds you of the people of remote Tibetan territory of the Manaslu region.The Manaslu Trekking is yet one untouched trekking trail that wades into real virgin territory where only a few dare to venture into in Nepal's vast Himalayan terrain where beauty even sometimes has its price in some unpredictable tragic circumstances where it would be better not to comprehend but even then, this does not deter the bold and the brave who thirst for the wild.
The inhabitants of this region are the direct descendants of Tibetan immigrants and this fact is evident in their attire, speech, and customs. The mountain views from Nupri are breathtaking and Larke La is one of the most impressive passes of the Himalayan region.
Day 01: Airport pick-up and transfer to hotel
One of Adventure Pilgrims Trekking's respondent will pick you from airport and transfer to hotel. Introduction about Nepal and the experienced trekking guide and short briefing about your trekking trip from the guide.In the evening, you'll have free or optional Nepalese Cultural Program with dinner.
Day 02 : Gear check up and rest day
Before we start our great trip to Everest Base Camp the guide will check your trekking gears and let you know about necessary items that you don't have. Hike around Thamel or optional City Tour in Kathmandu, Nepal
Day 03 : Drive from Kathmandu via Arughat Bazaar (570m.) to Soti Khola (700m.) to takes about 7-8 hours.
You drive along the Kathmandu-Pokhara Highway , in the morning the road diverts from Benighat leading us to Arughat which is an off road till Soti Khola. We drive along the bank of Budhi Gandaki River through mostly terraces, numerous villages, green hills, pretty waterfalls and green forest. To reach Soti Khola, the trail fluctuates uphill and downhill through forest of Sal, Chilaune and other local vegetation. Soti Khola is a village at the bank of Budhi Gandaki. Stay overnight in Lodge.
Day 04 : Trek from Soti Khola to Machha Khola (869m.) takes about 5-6 hours.
The zigzag path passes through forest, villages, streams, pretty waterfalls and green valleys until you reach Lapu Besi. This is a village mainly resided by Mongolian inhabitants. You then again traverse the zigzag path to reach Machha Khola. There is a small market with a few shops and lodges. Stay overnight .
Day 05 : Trek from Machha Khola to Jagat (1340m.) takes about 6 hours.
You cross the Machha Khola [Fish Stream] and head upstream to the tiny village of Khola Bensi and the hot springs at Tatopani. The trail is quite exposed and challenging in places. After a short section of forest path you reach the single Tea House at Doban. At Lauri, you cross the river on a suspension bridge, and then climb on a high path to the fields of Jagat. Stay overnight in Lodge.
Day 06: Trek from Jagat to Philim (1570m.) takes about 3 hours.
Today , we pass through Restricted Area's Check point.The early part of trek moves gently uphill and then follows a flat leveled path. You cross a suspension bridge over Budhi Gandaki before you enter Philim. Philim is a big village mainly inhabited by the Gurungs and MCAP headquarter with all details about the conserved wildlife . Stay overnight in Lodge.
Day 07 : Trek from Philim to Deng (1860m.) takes about 6 hours.
You trek over a flat leveled path which is slightly narrow mostly through forest of pine, rhododendron and others along with the deep valley of Budi Gandaki River. While walking, you cross a few bridges and can see villages at a far distance. From Deng, you can enjoy a pretty waterfall lying at some distance. Deng or bephedhi is famous for its potatoes, buck wheat, barley, wheat, cabbage and spinach and the people here are mostly involved in agriculture in this area. Stay overnight in Lodge.
Day 08 : Trek from Deng to Namrung (2630m.) takes about 5 hours.
In the beginning, you trek almost a tiny flat leveled path and then the trail moves uphill all the way to Namrung through forest. It is the most adventurous path Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 09: Trek from Namrung via Lhogaon (3180m.) to Samagaon (3520m.) takes about 6-7hours.
You trek over a winding path that moves through the inner Himalayan range. On the way, you can enjoy mountain views of Rupinala pass, Mt. Manaslu, Gorkha Himal, Dwijen Himal, Saula Himal, Lajing peak, and many other snow capped mountains and peaks. As you go up the vegetation decreases. You come across Mani walls, Chortens, prayer flags and monasteries. You can catch panoramic views of Mt. Manaslu, Gorkha Himal, Dwijen Himal, Saula Himal, Lajing peak and others from Lho Gaon.You follow the right bank of the river, with views of Peak 29 ahead. As you continue on the main trail you soon reach the fields of Sama Gaon, 3520m. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 10 : This is a day for rest at Samagaon to give you some acclimatization.
You can hike to Manaslu Base Camp for excellent views of Samdo (Pang Phu Chuli); Nagdi Chuli, Simnang Himal, Manaslu glacier, Manaslu ice fall and you can visit Birendra Kunda which is an ice lake near the Manaslu Base Camp. Stay overnight in lodge.(High Climb low Sleep)
Day 11 : Trek from Samagaon to Samdo (3875m.) takes about 4 hours.
You trek gently uphill all the way to Samdo through a desert path and windy valley. The Tibetan border is just four kilometers away from Samdo. This is an excellent view point for Mt. Manaslu, Samdo (Pang Phu Chuli), Nagdi Chuli, Simnang Himal, Manaslu glacier, Manaslu ice fall and several other majestic peaks.You will also be able to see the conserved wild like Marmot, Blue Sheep along the trial. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 12 : Trek from Samdo to (Dharamsala)Larke La Phedi (4460m.) takes about 3 hours.
The trail is rocky and zigzags all the way to your destination. Before you reach Larke La Phedi, there is a market called Larke Bazaar (market) where seasonal fairs are held for the local folks. You will also find a Dharmasala at Larke La Phedi. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 13 : Trek from Larke La Phedi to Larke La (Pass) (5135m.) to Bimthang (3590 m.) takes about 7 hours.
Early in the morning you begin to trek a steep ascend until Larke La through a rocky and windy path. From here, you can enjoy the views of Larke peak, Mt. Manaslu, Ratna Chuli, Cheo Himal and many other snow capped mountains and peaks.As soon as arriving on the top , you will stop and wish to complete your mission upto the Pass (5135m) taking a some photograph to capture the moment and cherish it with your friends and family. Crossing this pass, you follow a steep downhill path through rock and ice. On the way, you will encounter many icy lakes. Bimthang is a broad and level ablation valley with a number of Mani walls and deserted houses. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 14: Trek from Bimthang to Tilije (1965m) takes about 6 hours.
Crossing this high pasture you descend the valley of the Burdin Khola to the area of the Base Camp for the West side of Manaslu. From a ridge at 4150 meters, 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 meters. Walking down you cross a stream to reach Tilije. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 15 : Trek from Tilije to Jagat (1300m) takes about 6 hours.
Leaving Tilije, you trek uphill for nearly 45 minutes and reach Dharapani , crossing a bridge over the Marshyangdi River, you enter to the Annapurna Conservation Area. I suggest you to trek to Jagat some part of the trial, you walk along the road and some part off the trekking trial via Tal. You trek all the way over a descended path along the bank of Marshyangdi River. On the way, you walk through pleasant villages of Tal, which is an attractive village with a pretty waterfall. Eventually, you come across Jagat, which is a stone village situated on a shelf, that juts into the precipitous Marsyangdi valley. Stay overnight in lodge.
Day 16 :Trek from Jagat to Besishahar (823m.) takes about 5 hours drive along the rough road.
We drive along the Marshyangdi valley. You cross Syange via Khudi which is filled with views of green valleys and villages at some distance.all the way to Besishahar through villages such as. Stay overnight in lodgee or you can choose to walk this path.
Day 17 : Drive from Besisahar to Kathmandu takes about 6 hours.
It is a picturesque drive on the way back to Kathmandu along the banks of the Marshyangdi and Trishuli rivers with splendid views of green hills, mountains, farming terraces and colorful villages on both sides of road. Evening hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 18 : Departure to International airport
As we are saying farewell to Nepal for this trip, we will drop you to the airport for your safe journey to your sweet home or you can join us to our other activities like White Water River Rafting, Jungle Safari, Nepal Tour and many more.