Fact Information

Duration
14 Days
Destination
Nepal
Difficulty
Difficult
Accommodation
Hotel & Lodges
Activity
Trekking
Transportation
Tourist Bus, Car & Jeep
Meals
BLD (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Max Person
18
Min Person
2
Maximum altitude
[5,106m/ 16,752 ft]
Best time
Autumn & Spring

About Trip

“An untouched beauty allows an opportunity to explore the absolute nature and mountains”

Manaslu Circuit Larkya La Pass Trek is a very popular trek that presents a stunning view of the 8th highest mountain, Manasalu 8,163 meters (26,781ft). Trekking in this region has become an exhilarating trip as only a handful of trekkers visit this region every year, which makes the region exotic. With diverse biological diversity, fascinating Tibetan Buddhist culture, challenging Larkya La Pass 5,106 meters (16,752 ft), and raw natural beauty, this region has got everything to make a lifetime trip in the Himalayas.

This unspoiled trail was opened in early 1991 for foreign trekkers before it was prohibited by the Nepal government. Moreover, the permit itself is not affordable for every foreigner trekkers, mountaineers, and hikers. Trekkers have to take three different entry permits to go on the Manaslu Circuit Larkya La Pass Trek.

Manaslu is located in western Nepal, between Annapurna Himalayan Range 8,091 meters (26,545 ft), Ganesh Himalaya 7,422 meters (24,350 ft), and Tibet border. Back in days, this is used to be a salt trading route. The Manaslu trek is great to see stunning vistas and also known for its captivating trail. The trip starts in Gorkha, Arughat nearby Soti Khola and crosses Larkya La Pass situated at 5,106 meters (16,752 ft), and further, joins the classic Annapurna circuit trail.

Manaslu trail offers, lots of side trips, such as Punggen Gompa, above Gunggen glacier, which is grazing land for yaks, cows, and horses in summer. One can also visit Manaslu Base Camp, Samdo village comes on the way to Tibet border or, hike to Pana hill for substantial views of Larkya glacier, Punkar Lake, and Mt. Manaslu.

During the trek, we will cross many cultivated farmlands, a well-made suspension bridge over Budhi Gandaki River and it is subsidiary River, forest, fascinating Buddhist people settled lands, monasteries, mani walls, fluttering prayer flags, many promoting lodges with magnificent Mountains views such as Himal Chuli 7,893 meters (25,895 ft), Ngadi Chuli (Peak 29) 7,871 meters (25,823 ft), Ganesh Himal 7,422 meters (24,350 ft), and glacier moraines.

Introduction of the Trail:

The trip starts from Kathmandu with a bus journey (8- 9 hours/141 km) driving along the Prithvi Highway. From Dhading Beshi our route separates to Gorkha, and we reach Arughat – Soti Khola. Normally, the trip used to begin from Arughat Bazar and end at Besisahar in the past, but, later after the new construction of the road, it does not have fix point to start and end.

The second day our journey begins following Budhi Gandaki River along the recently constructed gravel road to Manasalu – Larkye Sama Gaun. The trail ascends following Budhi Gandaki River along the off-road and mixed rugged trail and passes by the phenomenal isolated Buddhist region with a magnificent mounts view. From Dyang hamlet, we will only see Tibetan inhabited villages. Most of the locals and their culture, customs, and language are influenced by Tibet. We will pass by several mani walls, prayer stone walls, gompa, fluttering prayer flags, beautiful farmlands, lodges, and bridges.  This trial will reward us with the beauty of nature and culture and present a rejuvenating experience.

After 5 days of fabulous trekking, we will reach Sama village underneath the Pinnacle Mount Manaslu. It is one of the most touristic places in this remote area. It has wonderful side trips around here, such as Manaslu Base Camp, Punggen Gompa, Birendra Lake, and sightseeing of the village and monastery.

We will cross adventurous and challenging Larkya La Pass 5,106 meters (16,752 ft), through moraine and glacier, and descend to the Marsyangdi river valley on Annapurna trail, and ultimately, dive back to Besisahar and then to  Kathmandu.

Manaslu round trip with Larkya La Pass 5,106 meters (16,751 ft), in 15 days, is a lifetime experience. Join us for a comprehensive service, we are available 24 hours for our distinguished clients.

Trip Highlights

Trip distance about 180km, 10 days off beaten trek.

Exploration of the Tibetan Buddhist diverse culture and lifestyle.

The trail passes through villages, cultivated lands, gompa, mani wall, and Chortens.

Trek to world’s eight tallest mountain Manaslu Base Camp.

Kathmandu city tour the world heritage sites, Patan and Bhaktapur.

Scenic bus journey Kathmandu, Arughat - Machhi Khola, and Dharapani - Kathmandu.

Cross over the Larkya-La pass over 5,106 meters with majestic Mount Views.

Round trek with beautiful side trips.

Meals:

We serve you 3 times meals in a day with drinks like tea, coffee, and juice. We have an open Menu, which means the client can choose any dish as they like from the menu cards or the client can take advice with the guide for particular hygienic meals.

In the breakfast hour:

We cater our distinguished clients as per their choice, such as plain toast/ French toast/ Chapati bread/ Tibetan bread/ Vegetable omelet/ Cheese omelets/ Scrambled egg/ Fry  eggs/ Boiled Eggs/ Vegetable fried potato/ Veg fry Potatoes cheese top/ jam, honey & butter with any Breads/ Rice pudding/ Rice porridge/ Oat porridge with fruits/ Uuesli porridge with hot drinks.

In the lunch hour: 

We serve fresh vegetable items or meat items such as Egg fried Rice/ Vegetables, Egg, and Cheese fry Rice/ Meat fry Rice/ Egg, Vegetable fry Noodle/ Meat fry Noodle/ Noodle soup with Meat/ Veg Noodle soup/ Vegetable curry Rice/ Meat curry Rice/ Vegetables, Egg fry Potatoes/ Vegetable fry Potatoes with cheese top/ Spaghetti with vegetable cheese/ Pasta with Vegetables, Egg Cheese top/ Finger chips, roasted Potatoes with hot sauce/ Vegetable spring rolls/ Sandwiches/ pizza/ Burger/ Mo Mo/ Fry Vegetable/ Dal Bhat set/ Meat curry Rice/ Chicken curry Rice/ Mutton curry Rice/ Soup items/ Fresh fruits with hot drinks.

In the dinner hour:

Soup items with snacks/ Dal Bhat set vegetarian/ Dal Bhat set non-vegetarian/ Chicken curry rice/ Mutton curry rice/ Yak curry rice/ Vegetable curry rice/ Yak steak/ Paper steak/ Yak burgers/ Sandwiches/ Pizza/ MoMoitems/ Fry Vegetables/ Fresh fruits with hot drinks.

Outlined Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Airport 1,350m (4,429 ft), transfer to Hotel.

Day 02: Drive to Arughat, Gorkha, and Machhi Khola 930m (3,051 ft),10hrs.

Day 03: Trek to Jagat 1,340 meters (4,396 ft), 7 to 8 hours.

Day 04: Trek to Chisa Pani 1,570 meters (5,151 ft), 3 hours.

Day 05: Trek to Dang 1,860m (6'102 ft), 8hrs.

Day 06: Trek to Namrung 2,630m (8,628ft), 7 hours.

Day 07: Trek to Syala gau 3,500 meters (11,483 ft), 7-8hrs.

Day 08: Hike to Pungyen 4,000m (3,123 ft), Samagau 3,520m (11,546 ft).

Day 09: Trek to Samdo 3,875 meters (12,713 ft), 3 to 4 hours.

Day 10: Trek to Dharmsala 4,460 meters (14,632 ft), 4 hours.

Day 11: Larkya Pass 5,106m (16,752 ft), Vimthang 3,590m (11,778 ft).

Day 12: Trek to Dharapani 1,963 meters (6,440 ft), 9 hours.

Day 13: Drive to Besisahar 820m (2,690 ft), Kathmandu1,350m (4,429 ft), 10hrs.

Day 14: Full day Sightseeing of UNESCO world heritage sites.

Day 15: Departure for home.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu transfers to Hotel:

Maximum elevation: 1,350 meters (4,429 ft).

Accommodation: 3 Stars hotel in Thamel.

Meals: Welcome dinner and Breakfast with drinks.

Welcome to the land of white glowing mountains. Before your landing in Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, the representative from Himalayan Diamond Adventure will have reached there to welcome you. After landing your aircraft, we come to pick you up with our welcome greetings. Collecting your luggage, we drop you off to Hotel. This evening company will organize welcome dinner in the Nepali cultural dance restaurant with your guide’s briefing about the day program of tomorrow.

Day 02: Scenic bus journey to Arughat Bazar Gorkha and Machhi Khola:

Maximum elevation: 930m (3,051 ft).

Driving hours: 10 to 11 hours, about 150km.

Accommodation: Lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner with hot drinks.

It's the way of 10 to 11 hours in a private vehicle from Kathamndu to Machhi Khola. So we should have to check out our hotel before the sunlight comes to avoid traffics in Kathmandu. At the beginning of our bus journey, we will drive on the busy high way (Prithiwi high way) as far as Abukhaireni Gorkha Rajmarga, then a rough road connects Arughat Machhi Khola or we cross Dhading bridge over the Trisuli River then ride on the Dhading Besi road, it links on the Arughat road, it's still going under the construction. During our bus journey, we will pass a large number of villages, the cultivated lands, rivers, cascades, and subtropical forests with the mountain terrain views, such as the major peaks, Manaslu, Ngadi Chuli, Himal Chuli, Rani peak, Baudha Himal, and Ganesh.

Day 03: Trek to Jagat following the Budhi Gandaki up River:

Maximum elevation: 1,340 meters (4,396 ft).

Trekking duration: 7-8hrs, ascent, 410m.

Accommodation: Lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner with hot drinks.

Today, on the first stage, we take a walk along the newly constructed motorable road following the up Budhi Gandaki River. It's a way of 7 to 8 hours for the normal trekkers from Machhi Khola to Jagat. Leaving form Machhi Khola our steps towards into the giant gorge, the trail is considering with the rock fall till Dovan. The off-road is still under construction, so we walk most of the time along the raw trail today. During the day, our trail passes such beautiful waterfalls, tributaries, green forests, well-made suspension, and wall attached bridges, terraced lands, and T-houses. 

Day 04: Pleasant trip to Chisapani:

Maximum 1,600m (5,249 ft).

Trekking duration: 4hrs, ascent 260m.

Accommodation: Lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner with hot drinks.

Today, we will have a pleasant day. It is a way of 3 to 4 hours for the normal trekkers. The trail gradually ascends up following the Buddhi Gandaki River through the Gurung villages with a captivating view of Shringi Himal and cultivated the farmer’s farmlands. Today, after taking a walk the halfway, we cross a well-made suspension bridge over the Budhi Gandaki River then a short climb to Phillim village. It's a perfect place for a cup of tea and gets the refreshment before reach the lunch place Chisapani.

Day 05: Take a walk into the giant gorge:

Maximum elevation: 1,860m (6'102 ft).

Trekking duration:8 hours.

Accommodation: T-house.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner with hot drinks.

After the regular morning breakfast time, we trek straight towards the new bridge then the trail gradually ascends to Dyang village. Entirely day, we trek into the giant gorge with jungle shade and following up the Budhi Gandaki river. About 7 to 8 hours off relaxing walking we reach Dyang. There are 2 T-houses, we spent overnight there.

Day 06: Trek to Namrung through the Buddhist farmlands:

Maximum elevation: 2,630 meters (8,628 ft).

Trekking duration: 7-8hrs.

Accommodation Lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Today we trek to Namrung village through the narrow valley. It's a way of 7 to 8 hours for the normal trekkers. Just taking a short walk from the lodge, we cross a suspension bridge over the Budhi Gandaki River, then in no time, the trail rises uphill then drops to a tributary to reach Bihi Phedi. From Bihi Phedi our steps towards straightly to the Gap village through the fascinating Buddhist lands. We take a break at Gap village for a hot lunch and refreshment. After our lunch hour, our steps kick-off to Namrung through the cultivated lands and green forest. At the end of the day, we steeply ascend to Namrung.

Day 07: Trek to Syala through the fascinating Buddhist lands:

Maximum elevation: 3,500m (11,483 ft).

Trekking duration: 8hrs, ascent 870m.

Accommodation: Lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

Today we take a walk through the most culturally and naturally beautiful Tibetan Buddhist lands. During the day our trail passes beautiful villages, mani walls, monasteries, cultivated lands, and jungle with the view of the majestic mountains. Such as Rani peak, Himal Chuli, Ngadi Chuli and Manaslu. About 7 to 8 hours of gentle uphill trekking reach Syala village. Syala is situated below Mt Manaslu,  was a Yak grassing land in the past. It is the best viewpoint for Manaslu.

Day 08: Side trip of Pung Gyen gompa 4,000m (3,123 ft), head off Samagau:

Maximum elevation: 3,520m, (11,546 ft).

Trekking duration: 6-7hrs, ascent 500m, descent 480m.

Accommodation: Lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner with hot drinks:

Today we take hiking of Pung Gyen gompa, an off beaten place. It's in front of pinnacle Mt. Manaslu. It's a way of 2 to 3 hours for normal trekkers. Pung Gyen glacier links the wide meadow. It is surrounding by majestic mountains. Such as Himal Chuli, Ngadi Chuli ( Peak 19), and Manaslu. It's Yaks, sheep, and horses grazing land in the summer. There is a beautiful monastery at the end of the place. It was destroyed by an avalanche in 1953. After taking a wonderful moment in the paradise, we trek down to Sama Gaun. It's a more touristic place in this remote area. It's naturally and culturally beautiful, where we can find luxurious lodges, with WIFI service.

Day 09: Side trip of Manaslu Base Camp, trek towards Samdo:

Maximum elevation: 3,875m (12,713 ft).

Trekking duration: 8 hours, ascent 1,235m, descent 700m.

Accommodation: Lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner with hot drinks.

At the first light of the sun, we check out our lodge for the Manaslu base camp. Just taking a short walk head to the Samdo- Larkye pass, the Manaslu base camp route separates, and it gradually starts to steepen. It's difficult with steep climbing and high altitude, however, the backdrop view is spellbinding moreover Manaslu glacier lake and base camp views are the principle of the hiking.  It's a way of 3 to 4 hours for the normal trekkers. Today we walk 7 to 8 hours to get back down and the trek continues to Samdo village.

Day 10: Trek to Dharmasala:

Maximum Elevation: 4,460m (14,632 ft).

Trekking duration: 3-4 hours, ascent 585m.

Accommodation: T-house.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner with hot drinks.

Today is an easy day, It's 3 to 4 hours of the way for the normal trekkers. If the weather is favorable, during the trek, we will be sightseeing the most magnificent view of Himalaya vistas. At the starting of the day, we take a walk straight toward, then the trail rises up by crossing a wood bridge over the tributary then our trail ascends uphill through the old Mani walls. Today most of the time our route runs gentle uphills through the tundra and juniper and Yak pasturelands. After walking half of the trail, we reach the viewpoint. We can see the magnificent view of Samdo peak to our backward and opposite Manaslu north, Nieke peak, and some neighboring peaks with eye-catching glacier views. If you look around you can see Bharal (blue sheep) too. Now, you will soon reach Dharmasala, where we spend overnight.

Day 11: Make a trek over the Larkya Pass 5,106 meters (16,752 ft):

Maximum elevation: 3,590m (11,778 ft).

Trekking duration: 7-8hrs, ascent 646m descent 1,516m.

Accommodation: Lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner with hot drinks.

Today is the toughest day for trekkers. The trail goes over the breathless Larkye La pass 5,106m (16,752 ft), passing the long moraine and glaciers trail. About 3 to 4 hours of continue slogging on the moraine reach the pass. The high pass trip begins before the sunlights come to make safe trekking. If the trekker makes a late on the pass, it can be faced snowstorm or strong cold wind in the snowfall season on the pass. The trail gradually ascends to the top from the beginning to the end of the pass. The pass is marked with the signboard, rock cairns, and prayer flags. The Larkye la pass offers the exhilarating mountain views. The Himlung, Cheo, Gyajung Khang, and Kangaroo and Annapurna II  are seen excellent in front of us. After Crossing the Pass, the trail drops steeply to Vimthang making a long walk on the rugged trail.

Day 12: Trek down to Dharapani, links Annapurna circuit trail:

Maximum elevation: 1,963 meters (6,440 ft).

Trekking duration: 8-9hrs, descent 1,627m.

Accommodation: Lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner with hot drinks.

The trail several times drops down to ethnic group's villages, such as  Gho, Tilche, and Dharapani through the rhododendron and silver pine wood with remarkable views of Manaslu North and Ngadi Chuli and moreover flowing down Dhudk Khola (sparkling river) view. The rhododendron flower blooms with splashing the pleasant color into the whole jungle in April and May at this altitude. The colorful rhododendron flowers make enjoyable trekking for the trekkers. After the crossing rhododendron jungle trail, we take a walk on the newly opened motorable road with a beautiful landscape. During the day the trail passes through the well-made suspension bridges, beautiful villages, cultivated farmlands, and following downstream Dudh Khola. Finally, we will cross a well-made suspension bridge over the Marsyangdi River to link the Dharapani Annapurna circuit route.

Day 13: Drive back to Besisahar 820m (2,690 ft) continue to Kathmandu 1,350m (4,429 ft):

Accommodation: 3 stars Hotel.

Driving hours: 10-11hrs by private vehicle.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Farewell dinner.

After taking a walk 14 days on the off-beaten trail, Tsum and Manaslu- Larke pass, today we ride back to Kathmandu. It takes about 10 to 11 hours in the private Jeep or tourist bus. On the first stage, we ride on the off-road, then Besi Shahar to Dumre on the road pitch road following down Marsyandi river. After driving half of the way, our road connects with the Prithvi high way. During the riding, our road crosses many beautiful terraced fields, cities, villages, cultivated lands, and waterfalls, and rivers.

Day 14: Full day Sightseeing of UNESCO world heritage sites:

Accommodation: Hotel.

Maximum elevation: 1,350m (4,429 ft).

Transportation: Private vehicle.

Meals: Breakfast with the buffet system.

Kathmandu, being a (UNESCO world heritage sites), historical and cultural heart of Nepal, is a popular destination for tourists, trekkers, and adventure seekers. The city presents a wonderful mixture of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism, and Western influence in the Valley. Patan and Bhaktapur are its two major neighboring cities, which bear immense historical, cultural, and religious significance. There will be a half-day guided tour to the famous & biggest Hindu shrine Pashupatinath temple, the largest Buddhist stupa in town Boudhanath, the 15th-century palace of 55 windows Bhaktapur, and Swayambhunath stupa. In the evening, there will be a farewell dinner.

Day 15: Departure for home:

Meals: Breakfast with the buffet system.

Transportation: Private vehicle.

We drop you off at the Tribhuvan International Airport at the terminal room in your flight check-in time by tourist Bus or a Car and say bye.

Note:- The conditions stated in the itinerary are especially for the trekker who prefer full package service. At the same time, we also customize the itinerary based on your choice and time. The selection of itineraries and the staffs depends on your need and financial procurement. We have options for any partial visit as per your requirement and financial condition.

Cost Details

  • Airport pickup and drop off by private vehicle.
  • Three nights Hotel in Kathmandu sharing room with breakfast service.
  • Three meals during the trek( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Dessert), with hot drinks (coffee or any tea).
  • Welcome dinner and farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
  • T- house/Lodge accommodations during the trek, clean and comfortable as long as available.
  • Permit: -  Manaslu special fee $100 for 7 days and an additional $ 10 each day. each member, MCAP $20 and ACAP $20 entrance fee.
  • One day full Kathmandu Valley sightseeing with city guide `and private transportation . 
  • All ground transportation as per the itinerary.
  • An experienced license holder English speaking helpful guide with all his expenses (salary, food, drinks, accommodation, Transport).
  • Assistant trekking guide for a group over 8 members with all company’s facilities.
  • Porters with all their expenses.
  • Nepali staff’s insurance policy covered it rescue evacuation, medical treatment and accidental.
  • Company's complimentary t-shirts, Map and Duffel bag.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Down filled Jacket (-20*C) and Sleeping bag (-25*C) (pay extra $2 each item each day).
  • Government taxes and official expenses.
  • Meals while you are staying in Kathmandu (Lunch and Dinner).
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from the tour (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Personal trekking equipment and gears, furthermore information ask us or look at our equipment checklist.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Any entry fee for temple or monastery.
  • Donations or charity.
  • Your Travel insurance policy should be covered rescue evacuation up to 6,000m, medical treatment and accidental.
  • International airfare.
  • Your personal expenses; Like Hot shower, Laundry, Battery charging, Telephone, WIFI/Internet,etc.
  • Alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks.
  • Tips for the guide, porter and driver (Tipping is expected).

Client Review

Useful Info

Himalayan Diamond Adventure is stand-by for all times, the best quality services for our regular clients as well as new guests. We are quite thoughtful with our distinguish trekkers or hikers or Mountaineers joy, fun, and safe trip through our company. We are very aware that only our clients and guests can make a pleasant trip with company’s extensive service and a local professional guide and faithful, and helpful cook and porters. We accompany you with local experienced, faithful, helpful and intelligent good English-speaking guides and porters, informative in all sectors including weather forecast and caring personals.

Guide/ Porter service:

We have a different category of guides, such Porter guides, Trekking guides, Support Climbing guides, Mountain guides, French-speaking guides, German-speaking guide, Chinese speaking guides, Culture tour leaders, as your requirement.

Equipments/ Gears service:

We provide you (-25*C) down-filled sleeping bag and (-20*C) down-filled jacket (Pay extra $2 each item each day). For mountaineers if you do not have own climbing gears we will provide you climbing gears on hire at a reasonable price particularly for your convenience, such Union of International Alpinist Association (UIAA) tested gears. Like a Black Diamond, Helmet, Harness, Crampon, Jumar ATC guide or Figure of 8, Ice axe, Carabiners, and La Sportiva alpine boot.

We provide you with sufficient and hygienic meals and dessert with hot drinks as your choice and book clean and comfortable rooms (hotel) on a mountain in advance of your trip in mountain lodges.

Packaging trips service:

There are more than 300 different trekking routes and 326 peaks open for climbing including 20 royalty-free peaks. Climbing peaks have been divided in 3 categories: A, B and C. in Nepal, we will help you to organize the trip according to your time, budget and choice. We organize trip for especial solitary (alone) personal as well as packaged trip for big group.

Our Extra services:

We also help you to get permits, hiring trekking equipments and other related services i.e. bus reservation, airplane ticketing, and hotel booking in Kathmandu and in Mountain.

The conditions stated in the itinerary are especially for the trekker who prefer full package service. At the same time, we also customize itinerary based on your choice and time. The selection of itineraries and the staffs depends on your need and financial procurement. We have options for any partial visit as per your requirement and financial condition.