The Manaslu Trekking offers a perfect combination of rich culture heritage, unsurpassed Himalayan beauty, and a rich mountain biological diversity. Manaslu Larkya La pass trekking is adventure trek and require a good experience of trekking and a good physical condition. The trek ascends follow Buri Gandaki River to Larkya La Pass 5113m with attractive views of Himalchuli (7893m.), Manaslu 8163m, Ganesh Himal, Ngadi Chuli (7879m.) or (peak 29) and other mountains, beautiful varied landscape and different flora and fauna.
Mt. Manaslu is located east of the Annapurna range. We can extend this trek with Tsun Valley trek. Manaslu’s incomparable beauty and rich blend of Tibetan and Nepalese culture offer a true adventure for visitors to Nepal. Here you will find the mountains and valleys covered with diverse and pristine eco-systems. Fantastic Mountain views, rich culture. This part of trekking area is known as part of really Nepalese life style and their way of living. It becomes attraction these days for the trekkers. Many trekkers would like to trek this part. These days, tea house has been building. You can do camping trek as well as tea house trek . If you do tea house trekking, there is simple accommodation and foods are Nepalese dishes.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, reception at the airport and transfer to hotel and rest of day personal activities.
Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing,preparation and trekking brief as well as introduction with all the staffs.
- Pashupatinath / Hindu Temple.
- woyambu nath / monkey temple.
- Bouddhanath stupa.
- Kathmandu durbar square.
Day 03:Drive to Arughat (600m)and O/N at Tented Camp or Tea House.
This day we drive by private bus in the morning to Arughat. During our drive to Arughat we pass Trisuli River (famous for rafting), Akhu River (from Ganesh himal)and Budi Gandaki (from Mt.Manaslu). The road is nice until Dhading Bensi after that there is gravel road .It takes about 7/8 hours driving to get Arughat. The Arughat is the border of Dhading district and Gorkha district. It is big town of this area.
Day 04:Trek to Sati Khola (730m,4-5 hours walking and O/N at Tented Camp or Tea House)Mangaltar- Shanta bazaar- Arkhet Bazaar- Keurenipani- Soti Khola.
Our cook will provide wake up tea and a bowl of hot water each of you. After freshen up with hot water. We offer the breakfast and then trek to Soti Khola. Trek to Soti Khola is easy and nice walking. We pass the terrace of rice and millet. During our walking we see the view of Sring Himal. During our hike we pass many small villages like Mangltar, Shanta Bazaar, Arkhet etc. It takes us 4/5 hours walking to Soti Khola.
Day 05:Trek to Machhakhola (930m,5-6 hours walking and O/N at Tented Camp or Tea House)Khursani Bari – Lapubensi – Nauli Khola – Khanibesi – Machhakhola gaon.
We get up as usual time in the morning and have breakfast.Today, we trek to Machhakhola Gaon. It is about 5/6 hours walking to get there. During our trek we see many local Village and their life style. It makes us more pleasure. Most of the people are from gurung caste in this area. They have their own language and cultural dress. We pass Khursani Bari, Labubensi( Gurung village) and other small village. The trail is up and down hill. We walk left side of the Buri Gandaki River. Finally we get the Machhakhola Goan. It is nice village. It lies near the Buri Gandaki. It is nice village of gurung people.
Day 06:Trek to Jagat (1330m,6-7 hours walking and O/N at Tented Camp or Tea House)Khorlabesi – Tatopani – Dovan – Thuludunga – Yaru Khola - Jagat.
In this day, we get up and do our morning activities. We have the breakfast and then we start to our trek. It is nice walking trail to Jagat. It is about 6/7 hours walking to get there. During our trek, we pass many small villages. We also pass this day Tatopani (Natural Hot spring). The trail to Tatopani is easy . From the hot spring the trail climbs over another ridge, and then crosses the Buri Gandaki on a suspension bridge in a state of moderate decay. Now on the eastern side of the river, the trail climbs on a wide, well-crafted staircase, then across a landslide. The route climbs on a rugged, rocky trail to Yarukhola.After walking while we cross to the west bank of the Buri Gandaki. We continue along the river to nice village of Jagat (Conservation and Restricted entry point), and then overnight at tent camp / teahouse.
Day 07:Trek to Deng (1800m, 6-7 hours walking and O/N at Tented Camp or Tea House)Salleri – Sirdibas – Philim-Ekle Bhatti – Nigala Gari – Pewa Khola – Deng.
In this day, the trail are decrepit stone kani and several mani walls indicate that the trek is now entering a region of Tibetan influence, although the people are still gurung. Cross the bridge and climb up to Philim, a large gurung village with fields of corn and millet. It is the beautiful walking trail with water fall and pine trees. This day, we split the trail to Tsum Valley trail near from Ekle Bhatti. While walking this trail we pass some small village as Salleri,Sirdibas, Philim,Ekle Bhatti, Nigala Gari and the Pewa Khola. We cross the bridge of Buri Gandaki many times before the Pewa Khola and we walk through the Bamboo. The trail is easy after Philim village. We stay Deng for overnight .It is small and nice village.
Day 08:Trek to Ghapsya (2250m,4-5 hours walking and O/N at the tented camp or Tea House)Ranagaon - Bihi Phedi – Ghap – Ghapsya.
This day, we start with down hill to the River, cross the Buri Gandaki. We climb up to Ranagaon. It is nice and typical village. After walking little bit you can see the Bihi village. We walk through Bihi Phedi not the village. You can see the view of Buri Gandaki is looking like a tranquil lake above a collection of that form a dam. After walking little bit, there are two trails. One goes through Prok. The Prok has several Gompas. We have to cross Buri Gandaki Bridge to go to Prok. The other trail goes straight to Ghap. We have cross the Sringi Khola Bridge and then continue to Ghapsya. Ghapsya is a small village. It takes about 4-5 hours to get there.
Day 09:Trek to Lho (3180m,5-6 hours walking and O/N at Tented Camp or Tea house)Namrung – Ligaon – Syogaon – Lhogaon.
After the breakfast, we start our trek. Beginning of the trail, we walk through the jungle. When we are close to Namrung village the trail is steep up. As soon as we reach in Namrung village we can see view of Himal chilli and others small mountains. Now we enter in upper side of Manaslu where the dialect change to a form of Tibetan and most people dress in chubas, the Tibetan –style wraparound cloak. We pass many walls. It takes 6 hours to get there. Lhogaon is nice village from where you can see the view of Manaslu.
Day 10:Trek to Samagaon (3517m,4 hours walking and O/N at Tented Camp or Tea House)Syalagaon – Samagaon.
At the beginning, we drop down to the Damonan Khola, crossing bridge and then ascend to Syalagoan. It is nice, old village. We can see the nice view of Himalchuli (7893m.), Ngadi Chuli (7879m.) and the Manaslu (8163m.). Local people call Manaslu as Ghanpurge. When we cross the Thosang Khola then we descend to Samagaon. It is a big town in this area. It is about 3 hours walking from Lho to Samagaon village. In the afternoon we can walk around Kargyu chholing Gompa and the village.
Day 11:Rest and acclimatization day and O/N at Tented Camp or Tea House.
It is the day for acclimatization day for us. We do small hiking this day. There are many places for hiking.
- Birendra tal (1 hours hiking).
- Pungyen Gompa (3-4 hours).
- Manaslu Base camp (full day hiking).
- Walk around the village.
Note: The acclimatization is for Larka La pass so better not to do long day hiking.
Day 12:Trek to Sando (3800m. 3hours walking) and O/N at Tented Camp or Tea House.
Now we follow it to a wooden bridge over a side stream. The trail to the left leads to Manaslu Base camp. Another trail is for Larke La.The Larya La trail passes several mani walls as the valley begins to widen. It is easy trail on shelf above the river past juniper and birch forests. It is about 3 hours walking to get Samdo. It is small village. You’ll likely have some time to kill so consider hiking up pass the prayer flags to Samdo Peak for fine views of Manaslu.
Day 13:Trek to Dharamashala (4480) 5-6 hours walking and O/N at Tented Camp or Tea House.
We decend on a wide, gentle trail from Sando past many fields to a large mani wall and stone archway. Drop to the river, which is now very small and narrow, and cross it on a wooden bridge. Iron pole marks the trail climb to Dharmashala. The right trail goes to the Tibet border. We are not taking this trail. The trail becomes hard at the beginning but later on it becomes easier. Dharmashala / Larke Rest house has a clammy large stone house for porters and Kitchen. Now there are two nice lodges as well. The trail is about 3-4 hours walking to get there. We can do some hiking rest of the day.
Day 14:Larkya La pass (5113m) 7-8 hours walking and trek down to Bhimtang (3890m) and O/N at Tented Camp or Tea House.
Today is one of the hardest and long days in this trek. We start our trek in the morning. The trail is not very steep but it is high so we do not feel comfortable to walk here. It takes about 4-5 hours to get top of Larkya La pass. During our trek, we see many Mountain views of Himlung Himal (7126m.), Cheo Himal (6820m.), Gyaji Kung (7030m.), Kang guru (6981m.) and the Annapruna II (7937m.). We also see the many small lakes. We stay at the top for couple of minutes and then we trek down. The down hill trail is very steep. If there is ice, it will be very difficult to get down. It is better if you have crampon,rope and ice axe. It is about 3-4 hours walking to the Bintang. It is long day to get here.
Day 15:Trek to Gho (3010m,6 hours walking and O/N at Tented Camp or Tea House)Puktu Kharka – Surki – Gho.
It is the best place to see wonderful mountains view of Himlung Himal (7126m.), Cheo Himal (6820m.), Gyaji Kung (7030m.), Kang guru (6981m.),Annapruna II (7937m.) and others peaks around us. The trail from Bimtang to Gho is the entire down hill. We walk through the jungle but still we can see the view of Mt. Manaslu and others mountains. This part of walking is very interesting part. If you are lucky you can see wild animal Longur (Monkey) and others. We follow all the way Dudh Khola. It is about 6 hours to get the Gho.
Day 16:Trek to Chyamje (1430m,6-7 hours walking and O/N at Tented Camp or Tea House)Tilche – Dharapani – Karte – Tal – Chyamje.
It is way back to Kathmandu. Now most of the trail goes down hill. But we still can see the view of the Manaslu ranges. It is about 2 hours walking, we get Dharapani. It means, we inter in Annapurna region. This is touristy area. Many tourists visit this place. During this hiking, we pass Tilche, Dharapani, Karte, Tal and down to Chyamje. It is about 6/7 hours to get here. We can see many tourist who is doing annapurna circuit trek.
If you have time, we can extend our trip to Annapurna circuit from Dharapani. This trekking is very famous trek around the world.
Day 17: Trek to Bahundanda (1310m,6 hours walking and O/N at Tented Camp or Tea House)Jagat - Syange – Ghermu – Khanigaon - Bahundanda.
Alternative way: If you do not have time or tire you can drive from Chyamje to Beshisahar by Local Jeep at this time but if you have time you can trek down. it is still nice there.
Day 18: Trek to Besishahar (825m,5-6 hours walking and O/N at Tented Camp Tea House)Ngadi Bazar - Bhulbhule - Khudi – Besishahar.
Day 19: Drive to Kathmandu and O/N at the hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 20: Rest and personal shopping day in Kathmandu.
Day 21: Departure to your home.