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Manaslu Larke pass Trek

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17 days
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Kathmandu
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Manaslu Larke Pass Trek via Manaslu Round Trekking is the most challenging, safe, and sound trekking trail in the western part of Nepal which began in 1991 for foreigners. Trekking in Manaslu Region is generally adored trekking track providing flawless mountain scenery, rich culture, and real endeavor around Mount Manaslu at an elevation of 8156m.

Mount Manaslu is the eighth highest peaks in the world, which lies in the east of Annapurna inside the Manaslu Conservation area. Trekking here in the Manaslu region, you can experience a wide variety of landscapes, vegetation, and traditions. In this trek, you will cross a number of famous rivers like Budi Gandaki, Machha Khola, Tharo Khola, Deng Khola, and Ghatta Khola. You can also enjoy the impressive views of Mount Manaslu, Himal Chuli, Ganesh Himal Range, and many more mountains of the Himalayan Range. On the other hand, Gurung and Tibetan culture, waterfalls, old Buddhist monasteries and stupas, beautiful ethnic villages and lush forests of rhododendron, blue pine, and bamboo are the highlights reflecting Manaslu region Trek. Additionally, the region has varieties of flora and fauna such as deer, pika, Himalayan marmots, pheasant, raven, chough, etc. The trekking trail in this region is through various pleasing local villages inhabited by various ethnic people. Gurung and Tamang are the inhabitants of this region. The famous Manakamana Temple is also located in the Gorkha district of this region. Manaslu region is undoubtedly one of the best regions for trekking in Nepal.

Manaslu Trekking lies along the fringe of Nepal and Tibet so the special permit is required to enter Manaslu Region and wander its staggering circuit tour which is well provided by the Government registered trekking agency of Nepal. Manaslu round trekking is placed east of the Annapurna Himalayan range and offers a unique environment, enrich with biological diversity which makes the Manaslu region one of the best trekking destinations of Nepal. The great Himalayan mountain goes this area and comprise of cultural diversities, beautiful scenery of high altitude glacier lakes and fascinating flora and fauna makes this region one of the most well-liked places of Nepal.

Larke Pass (5213m):
The major attraction of this trekking is Larke Pass. The Larke Pass height is Larke Pass 5213 m above the sea level. The pass is one of the challenging trekking passes among the popular pass. It is slightly steeper at the end section of the pass. From the top of the pass, you can see the views of Manaslu, Himlung Himal, Annapurna II, and Kangguru Himal. Manaslu region also provides you with a variety of trekking options. This region is suitable for tea – house treks as well as camping treks. Some of the popular treks in the Manaslu region are Manaslu Circuit Trek, Manaslu Base Camp Trekking, Manaslu Larke Pass Trek, Tsum Valley Trek, etc. If you are wondering for the best time to trek in the Manaslu region, the weather between September to May is suitable for trekking as compared to other months.

So, If you are willing to experience rural Nepal and wishing to make lifelong memories, then please do not forget to sign up with The Nepal Holiday Treks & Tour Pvt. Ltd. We will provide you with highly experienced guides and good networking in the Himalayan areas, where you will freely trek without any difficulties. We will also help you with arrangements for permits as well. So, involve yourself in some of the thrilling adventures in the rural part of Nepal.

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Trip Itinerary

On arrival at Kathmandu international airport via respective airlines, where you will be received by our office staff or representative with a warm greeting and then you will be transferred to your hotels in the city. Checking into your rooms and getting refreshed. If you have time you could visit around the town, dinner and stay overnight in Kathmandu.

On the day second you will have a short sightseeing in Thamel areas. Later in the afternoon, the whole group is briefed about the trekking. We are checking all the equipment for the trek. If something it’s not appropriate enough we can provide, rent or help to buy it here. Once all the equipment is checked and we are sure you go up there well dressed, we have the well come dinner with the whole group.

In the Morning, an interesting overland journey heading Nepal Mid-West on the country and the main highway as the journey continues heading into low warm areas past farm villages and towns with views of snowcapped peaks. As the journey continues with few refreshing stops heading west to reach Dhading and towards Gorkha district unto Arughat town by the raging Buri-Gandaki River, from here drive continues on newly built dirt along Buri-Gandaki River past farm villages reach our first overnight stop at Soti Khola, a small farm village.

Forth day walk begins from Soti-Khola, where the route leads into a steep valley, within densely forested areas and into a number of villages to reach farm cultivated field villages and then the path descends towards wide, sandy river banks following a trail that meanders below along the valley side. After a good walk of the day with last short climb on the trail to Machha Khola for an overnight stop, with a number of teashops with the small lodge, the word Maccha Khola means Fish Stream.

On the fifth day, long daily walks to reach Jagat village, as our route leads following winding uphill path leaving the river for sometimes then reaching past Tato-pani ‘hot spring’ time permitting enjoy the refreshing bathe on hot-spring. As the journey continues heading cooler areas into forested areas then finally our day walks end at nice village in Jagat, which is a moderate size village of mixed hill-tribe that makes this place more interesting.

After a pleasant overnight stop at Jagat village. On the sixth day, a morning walk leads to cooler areas as walk leads uphill into farm villages with well-tended fields of rich crops of barley, wheat as per the season around the nice village of Philm. After Philm walk leads to neat farm terraces of golden fields of wheat and barley, then a climb towards rocky ridge within the bamboo groves area to our overnight stop at Dying village.

Starting morning walk from Dying on the seventh day leads to the cooler area with the slow rise in elevation, as the walk enters within Himalayan high areas, where first – day walk leads downhill to the riverside to reach Bihi Bazaar a small village by the river. From here on where you will soak into more Tibetan culture of the Buddhist religion, as our walk continues on a gradual path with few short ups and downs to reach at Ghap village for an overnight stop.

On the eighth day from Ghap village walking along Budhi Gandaki River after a short walk across the river towards small farm villages at Numrung village with closest views of  Mt. Manaslu North Face includes its range of peaks. Our journey continues past villages of Banjham, Lhi, and Sho, as altitude gains to reach with an hour up to Lo-Gaon for an overnight stop.

On the 9th day’s walk leads to the main large village of upper Manaslu at Sama-Gaon where tree lines disappear for short juniper bushes with some willow trees, morning walk follows a nice trail with views of Manaslu peaks, as walk proceeds to end the day at Sama-Gaon for an overnight stop, one of the largest villages of upper Gorkha district which lies route Manaslu base camp.

On the 10th day is an important rest day at this high altitude for acclimatization before reaching higher terrain unto Larke-la pass, here with enough time to explore around the village of great interest adorned with Tibetan Buddhist religion and culture. On this leisure, day enjoys walking up to Sama Gompa just above the village one of the major Nyligpa (red hat sect) Monastery of the region.

Today walk leads to remote and last village of Manaslu area of Upper Gorkha region, where Samdo lies close on route to Tibet border, the native of the area has long history trading with Tibet, the trade continues till present. As walk leads with slow up with fabulous views of peaks and then reaching Samdo village, a moderate size village with shops and stores selling many Chinese goods.

From Samdo enjoy a half-day walk to Larke Phedi means the bottom of the hill or pass also called Dharmasala, after overnight at Samdo village, morning walk heading into the dry and barren country. As altitude gains walking on a trail that leads to a few short ups and downs then completing the day walk on reaching at Larke Phedi, with afternoon free at leisure and preparation for the next day early climb over the highest point of the adventure Larke-La at 5,106 m high.

One of the longest and big days of the adventure, start with early breakfast and then heading to a slow climb to reach on top Larke-la pass, as walk progress encountering a steep path rewarded with fabulous views of Mt. Manaslu, Larke peak, Bouddha Himal, Himal-Chuli and Peak 29. After a strenuous climb on reaching the pass, the top marked with Buddhist prayer flags and cairns of stones, enjoy the superb views of great giant peaks, after a refreshing break, a long descend to reach at Bimthang for an overnight stop. Bimthang located on a beautiful green valley surrounded by tall rhododendron and pines trees enjoys the afternoon with rest after the longest walk of the adventure.

After a tough long walk of the previous day, from here on an easy trek with much descend into forested areas all the way to Gho, located in the middle of the forest.

On the 15th day from this small settlement in the middle of the woods at Gho, morning walk leads downhill all the way to reach at Telje village located by the Masrsyangdi River, after a rest at Tilje, continue our last day walk of the adventure with last final climb to reach at Dharapani for an overnight stop in a nice lodge. Dharapani a large village with many fine lodges located in Manang district and on popular Annapurna Circuit trekking trail.

Ending our adventurous and scenic Manaslu Circuit Trekking at Dharapani, morning drive leads into several farm villages following Marysangdi River downstream reaching low and warmer areas, past Tal, Chamje and another Jagat village, as drive leads continues on a good road to large town at Besisahar, headquarter of Lamjung district. From Besisahar with time for rest and possible lunch stop, continue to drive back to Kathmandu on a good road, on reaching Kathmandu check into your hotels with the rest of the evening free at leisure with last day in Nepal.

On the 17th day will be your last day in amazing Nepal, the land of Himalayan wonders as per your international flight time back home or to respective connecting destinations. Our staff and guide transfer you to Kathmandu airport after a mesmerizing memory and a great time on Manaslu Circuit Trekking.

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