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 (26,545ft), Ganesh Himalaya [7,422 meters/24,350ft], 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 (16,752ft), 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, 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/25,895ft], Peak 29 [7,871 meters/25,823ft], Ganesh Himal [7,422 meters/24,350ft], 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 Dang 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 [5,106m/16,751ft], in 16 days, is a lifetime experience. Join us for a comprehensive service, we are available 24 hours for our distinguished clients.

Trip Highlights

Approximately 180km long distances, 14 days biological trek through Buddhist lands with spectacular landscape.

Scenic and off-the-Beaten-Path, Less Tourist and Cultural Trail.

Best Side trips, Circuit Trail.  Part of The Great Himalayan Trail.

Trek to world’s eight tallest mountain Manaslu Base Camp for stunning spectacular backdrop views.

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

Scenic drive Kathmandu / Arughat – Machhi Khola with mountain terrain views.

Exploring Budhi Gandaki River valley and some highland Buddhist remote villages.

Crossing Larkya-La pass over 5,106 meters through long moraine with fascinating Mount Views.

Walking through the tropical green forest, the farmer’s cultivated lands and plain to highland.

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 ask a guide for particular hygienic meals.

In the breakfast hour:

We serve our distinguished clients or new guest as per their choice. You can get 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 you 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/ MoMo/ 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/4,429ft], transfer to Hotel.

Day 02: Drive to Arughat Gorkha and Machhi khola [930m/ 3,051 ft] 1 hrs

Day 03: Trek to Jagat [1,340 meters/4,396ft], walk 7 to 8 hours.

Day 04: Easy trek to Philim [1,570 meters/5,151ft] walk 3 hours.

Day 05: Trek to Bihi Phedi [1,990 meters/6,529ft], walk 7 hours.

Day 06: Trek to Namrung [2,630 meters/8,628ft], walk 7 hours.

Day 07: Trek to Syala gau [3,500 meters/11,483ft], walk 7 to 8 hours.

Day 08: Hike to Pung Gyen gompa [4,000m/13,123ft], trek to Sama gau [3,520m/11,546ft].

Day 09: Trek to Samdo [3,875 meters/12,713ft], walk 3 to 4 hours.

Day 10: Trek to Dharmasala [4,460 meters/14,632ft], walk 4 hours.

Day 11: Trek to Larkya Pass [5,106m/16,752ft], [Vimthang [3,590m/11,778ft], 8/9hrs.

Day 12: Trek down to Dharapani [1,963 meters/6,440ft], walk 9 hours.

Day 13: Drive back to Besisahar [820 m/2,690ft] and Kathmandu [1,350m/4,429ft], 10 hours. 

 Day 14: Full day Sightseeing of UNESCO world heritage sites [1,350m/4,429ft].

Day 15: Finally, the Departure Day.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu international airport [1,350m/4,429ft], transfer to Hotel included BB:

Welcome to the land of glowing mountains. Before your landing in Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, one of our representatives will already reach there to welcome you. After landing your aircraft, we will pick you up with our welcome greetings. Collecting your luggage, we drop you off to the Hotel. You will have welcome dinner with Nepali cultural dance, and your guides will also brief you about the day program tomorrow.  The hotel service includes beds and breakfast.

Day 02: A scenic bus journey to Arughat Bazar Gorkha and Machhi Khola [930m/ 3,051 ft], 10 hrs in local deluxe Bus. Overnight in the lodge:

Our staff will come to your hotel around 07:00 am to pick up you for Arughat, Soti Khola drive. We will have long approximately 11 hours scenic bus journey today to Soti Khola, [700 meters/2,296f]. The company has already booked your lodge in Soti Khola, where you will spend overnight at the lodge (included dinner and breakfast with a cup of tea or coffee). The route will include fascinating ground landscape and mountain terrain views, of major peaks, Manaslu [8,163 meters/26,781ft], Ngadi Chuli [7,871 meters/25,823ft], Himal Chuli [7,893 meters/25,895ft], Rani Peak, Baudha Himal [6,692 meters/21,955ft] and Ganesh Himal [7,422 meters/24,350ft]. Overnight at lodge.

Day 03:Trek to Jagat [1,340 meters/4,396ft], walk 7 to 8 hours, following Budhi Gandaki up River. Stay in the lodge:

From Khola Besi, we trek into the giant gorge. The trail goes through Tatopani (hot spring) crossing the Budhi Gandaki River twice and other side rivers of Budhi Gandaki. Finally, we reach Jagat after ascending  7 to 8 hours on the rugged trail and passing many scattered hamlets, bridges and the farmer’s farmlands with beautiful scenery. We stay at a lodge (service includes dinner and breakfast with a cup of tea or coffee).

Day 04: Easy trek to Philim [1,570 meters/5,151ft], walk 3 hours, following Budhi Gandaki up. Overnight in Lodge:

Today, the trail will be short and easy. The trail gradually ascents up following the Budhi Gandaki River. Further, crossing the side rivers of Budhi Gandaki with a captivating view of Sringi Himal, several Gurung settlements and cultivated the farmlands. Finally, we cross a well-made suspension bridge over Budhi Gandaki River, then ascend to Philim village where the trek ends for the day. We spend overnight in a lodge (service includes dinner and lunch with a cup of tea or coffee).

Day 05: Trek to Bihi Phedi [1,990 meters/6,529ft], walk 7 hours up way, into the big gorge. Overnight at T-house:

After breakfast, our trek begins towards Bihi Phedi. The trail moves towards a new bridge and then to the Dang village. After crossing the bridge over Budhi Gandaki River, we trek into the huge Gorge and further, ascend gradually through a dense bamboo forest. Finally, we cross Budhi Gandaki River along the bridge one more time and trail from here rises up steeply. Further, we will trek on a relatively easy path to reach Bihi Phedi. We will stay overnight at a tea house (service includes dinner and breakfast with a cup of tea or coffee).

Day 06: Trek to Namrung [2,630 meters/8,628ft], walk 7 hours, through Buddhist cultivating farmlands. Overnight at the lodge:

Leaving towards Namrung, the trail ascends gently up to the Prok and Gap villages through Tibetan Sherpa farmlands. Crossing the rivers over well-made suspension bridges, we will trek through a cliff canyon way. Further, around two hours of ascends through a lush green forest will lead us to Namrung village where we will stay for the night. Today, we can have a WIFI service and a better lodge than the last night. We spend overnight in a lodge (service includes dinner and breakfast with a cup of tea or coffee).

Day 07: A fascinating trip to Syala gau [3,500 meters/ 11,483ft], walk 7 to 8 hours gradually up way. Overnight in the lodge:

Today, we trek to Syala Gaun through Tibetan Buddhist villages, mani walls, monasteries, the farmer’s cultivated lands, and lodges along with the amazing views of Mt. Manaslu. We will get to experience the unique culture and typical lifestyle of the locals. After ascending for around 6 to 7 hours along the forested trail, we will reach Syala valley where we will spend the night. Moreover, this place presents the most captivating view of Mt. Manaslu. We spend overnight in a lodge (service includes dinner and breakfast with a cup of tea or coffee).

Day 08: Hike to Pung Gyan gompa [4,000 meters/13,123ft] and trek to Samagau [3,520 meters/11,546 ft]. Walk 5 to 6 hours.  Overnight at the lodge:

Pung Gyan Gompa Valley is a fabulous option for a side trip and acclimatization in Manaslu Circuit Larkya La Pass Trek. The Pung Gyan Gompa is above Pung Gyen glacier and lap of Mt. Manaslu and Mt Ngadi Chuli. In summer, it is grazing land for yaks and horses with a small monastery. The monastery is devoted to lord Milarepa. After spending some wonderful moments in this paradise, we will trek back to Sama Gaun. Sama Gaun is another popular tourist destination in this remote valley with captivating views of Mt. Manasalu. We stay in a lodge (service includes dinner and breakfast with hot drink service).

Day 09: Trek to Samdo [3,875 meters/12,713ft], walk 3 to 4 hours gradually up the trail, following Budhi Gandaki valley. Overnight in the lodge:

Trek to Samdo [3,875 meters/12,713ft], the trail gently ascents up with unusual landscape following upstream of the Budhi Gandaki River. After crossing side Rivers of Budhi Gandaki, the trail goes through juniper, rhododendron, & blue pine forests and a yaks pastureland. Finally, we cross the Budhi Gandaki River and climb up to reach Samdo village. Samdo gau is splendid with a stunning mount view. We will spend overnight in a lodge (service includes dinner and breakfast with a cup of tea or coffee).

Day 10: Trek to Dharmasala [4,460 meters/14,632ft], walk 4 hours, gently up the trail. Overnight at tented T-house:

Today, we are going to trek towards Dharamsala. We will cross side River of Budhi Gandaki. The trail then gently ascends up to Larkya La Pass – Dharmasala, separating the way of Tibet border. Further, the trail passes through a wild section, old mani walls, Chortens, and huge yak grazing land along with the magnificent view of Samdo Peak backward of us. If we are lucky, we might get to witness rare blue sheep on the way up today. After ascending for around 4 hours, we reach Dharama sala our last destination for the day. We spend a night at a tented tea house (service includes dinner and breakfast with a cup of tea).

Day 11: Trek to Larkya Pass [5,106 meters/16,752ft], and Vim thang [3,590 meters/11,778ft], walk 8 to 9. Stay in the tiny lodge:

Today, we wake up early in the morning around 3:30 am for tea and breakfast. We will then begin ascending towards the pass, and after walking for a few hours, we reach a glacier and moraine. It’s going to be difficult to ascend to the pass with chilled wind and massive stones. However, the gorgeous views will motivate us to walk further throughout our ascend. From the top of the pass, we will see the mesmerizing view of Mt. Himlung, Mt. Cheo, Gyajungkhang, and Mt. Kangaru. Further, the trail steeply drops to Vimthang making a long walk. After walking for around 8 to 9 hours, we reach Vimthang village where we will stop for the night. We spent a night at the lodge (includes dinner and breakfast with a cup of tea or coffee).

Day 12: Trek down to Dharapani [1,963 meters/6,440ft], walk 9 hours walk through the pine and rhododendron forest. Overnight in the lodge:

Leaving Vimthang village behind, the trail further includes several descends and takes you to ethnic villages like Gho and Tilche. During April and May, the nearby forests of the village get bloomed with beautiful pink, red, white and yellow colored rhododendron and pine. The trek then passes through forested trail, tributaries and Buddhist farmlands, following downstream of Dudh Khola. Finally, we cross Marsyangdi River over a well-made suspension bridge and reach the Dharapani lodge. We spend overnight at the lodge (service includes dinner and breakfast with a cup of tea or coffee).

Day 13: Drive back to Besisahar [820 meters/2690ft], and Kathmandu [1,350 meters/4,429ft], 10 hours  transfer to Hotel included breakfast service:

After the successful Manaslu Circuit Larkya La Pass Trek, today we will drive back to Kathmandu. It takes normally 10 to 11 hours from Dharapani to Kathmandu in Jeep and tourist bus. Overnight in tourist standard Hotel included breakfast service.

 Day 14: Full day Sightseeing of UNESCO world heritage sites [1,350 meters/4,429ft], with a proficient tour guide, private vehicle service:

Kathmandu is the historical and cultural heart of Nepal. This city includes several UNESCO world heritage sites and is a popular destination for tourists, trekkers, and adventure seekers. The city presents a wonderful mixture of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism, and Western influence. Patan and Bhaktapur are its two major neighboring towns, which hold 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, we will have a  farewell dinner.

Day 15: Finally, the Departure Day:

We will drop you off at the Tribhuvan International Airport terminal room with our last farewell to take your flight back to your home.

Note:- The conditions stated in the itinerary are especially for the trekker who prefers full package service. At the same time, we also customize the itinerary based on your choice and time. The selection of itineraries and the staff depends on your needs 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.