Around Manaslu & Larke-La Pass Trekking
" Embark on an unspoiled wilderness trek, an exhilarating adventure to a stunning region where the centerpiece is the legendary Mount Manaslu, also known as "The Spirit Mountain. "
Around Manaslu & Larke-La Pass Trekking, one of the elusive and fascinating adventure within high North Mid West Himalaya around Gorkha district, which leads you over a scenic high pass Larke-La above 5,106 m and 16,849 ft with amazing panorama of Manaslu and of Annapurna Himalaya range.
This wonderful journey around Manaslu and Larke-La Pass was closed to outside world, which resumed and opened just few past decades, due to its close border with Tibet where flourishing trade use to take place in early days before Chinese occupation in Tibet, at present trade still exists in smaller ways on this old Trans-Himalayan Salt Trade & Caravan route of Nepal and Tibet.
The people of high Manaslu villages closely related to Tibetans across the border with strong influence of colorful culture and traditional way of life interwoven with Buddhism religion which you can witness on this lovely walks Around Manaslu & Larke-La Pass Trekking.
Starting this fabulous adventure taking an overland drive of great experience heading into low warm areas of Gorkha district and then walk leads to follow Buri-Gandaki River upstream all the way to its glacier source on high and scenic Manaslu at Sama-Gaon, located on route Manaslu base camp and Larke-La pass.
As walk progress heading from warm areas to cooler zone of alpine temperatures within high hills covered within tall rhododendron-magnolia-oaks and pines trees visiting nice villages of Philim-Jagat-Dyang-Lo Gaon and to Sama-Gaon.
From Sama-Gaon within high Manaslu valley with incredible views of Mt. Manaslu with its adjoining range of peaks, at Sama-Gaon with rest days to acclimatize and to explore around this remote village of great interest.
Walk leads towards to cross high Larke-La pass with scenic views of mountains which includes Annapurna as far to Manaslu and Manang mountains, and then heading down hill back into green forest surrounding reaching at Manang areas in Dharapani village to conclude our marvelous adventure Around Manaslu & Larke-La Trekking.
Highlights Of Around Manaslu & Larke-La Pass Trekking
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The next details will provide you with a basic understanding of what you should carry for the trek. It's crucial not to overlook the necessary items, as they will impact your comfort and safety during the hike. It's just as vital not to weigh yourself down with unnecessary gear during the trek.
Morning traveling by coach or in private vehicles (depending upon group size), where drive leads on interesting and exciting Kathmandu & Pokhara highway to reach at Arughat town, Soti-Khola and beyond to Machha-Khola village.
On drive views of mountain and scenic landscapes as journey leads past number of farm villages and towns and then ending the drive at Macha Khola small farm village for first overnight stop within Nepal Mid West region.
After pleasant overnight at Macha-Khola, morning walk follows Buri-Gandaki River upstream, to reach Khorla Beshi a small farm village from here on winding path to reach at Tatopani village with “Hot Spring,” an opportunity for hot bathe as time allows.
After a refreshing stop, walk to Dovan and Yaruphant villages and then at Jagat for overnight stops, Jagat a moderate size farm villages with shops and stores.
With pleasant overnight stop at Jagat nice village, morning walk leads to higher areas passing scattered farm villages with short climb and downhill to cross over a bridge to reach at Nagjet and Philim, a large village with spread-out farm houses. After Philim walk through farm terraces of golden fields of wheat’s and barley, then a climb on rocky ridge top into bamboo forest area to our overnight stop at Dyang village.
Morning walk from Dyang leads to cooler mountain area, as you can feel slow rise in altitude, on entering Himalayan alpine region, walk downhill to a river side to reach at Bihi Bazaar a small village near a river side.
From here onwards encountering more villages of strong Tibetan culture, walk leads on gentle trail with few short ups and downs till Ghap village is reached for overnight stop.
From Ghap village with nice good walk following Burhi Gandaki River, then crossing this river through small farm villages and cultivated farm fields of barley, wheat and millets to reach at Numrung village with first close views of Mt. Manaslu North Face and adjoining peaks. Walk continues passing few villages of Banjham, Lhi and Sho, then as altitude gains with an hour up to Lo-Gaon for overnight stop in a nice cozy lodge.
After Lo-Gaon tree lines fades only for few short juniper bushes and some willow trees, walk leads on nice path with views of peaks and finally the day ends at Sama-Gaon for overnight stop, this is a large mountain village located on route Manaslu base camp, Larke-la pass and to Tibet border.
A necessary rest day for acclimatization before heading over Larke-la pass, at Samagaon explore around this interesting village of Tibetan culture.
Today walk leads to last village of Manaslu area at Samdo which lies close on route Tibet border, the villagers of this area have long history of trading with Tibet, the trade still continues as you can find many Chinese goods around the village shops and stores.
A short day walk to Larke phedi or Dharmasala, after a nice overnight at Samdo village, morning walk leads towards more dry and barren country. As the altitude gains slowly with few short ups and downs then completing the morning walk at Larke phedi, means base of the hill or pass with afternoon free to relax or short walks.
A Big Day and highlight of the adventure, starting early to reach the top of Larke-la pass at 5,135 m, a long climb with views of surrounding mountains Mt. Manaslu, Larke peak, Bouddha Himal, Himal-Chuli and Peak 29. After a strenuous climb reaching the pass, our highest point of the trip marked with Buddhist prayer flags, offering super views of surrounding great giant peaks, after a short rest enjoying the views a long descend leads to Bimthang for overnight stop a beautiful place surrounded with forest of tall rhododendron and pines trees.
After a hard and tough walk of previous day, today an easy trek on downhill path most of the way to Gho, located in the midst of a lovely forested area, as our walk lead through woodlands of rhododendron, pines and oaks tree lines passing several farm shades to reach at Gho for overnight stop.
From Gho within lovely forest surrounding, morning walk leads on downhill most of the way to Telje village by the Marshyangdi River, after Tilje an hour climb to reach at Dharapani for overnight stop in a nice fine lodge.
Dharapani a large village with many fine lodges located in Manang district and on popular Annapurna Circuit trekking trail.
Last day around high hills of Manaslu at Dharapani village, where morning drive leads you back at Kathmandu on interesting road following Marsyangdi River to Besisar town, and then continues drive on good road and highway through farm villages and towns with views of mountains after six hours journey reaching in Kathmandu, then transfer to your respective hotels.
The Around Manaslu & Larke-La Pass Trekking is a challenging trek that requires a good level of physical fitness and stamina. The trek involves steep ascents and descents, high altitude, and long days of walking. It is recommended that you have prior trekking experience and are prepared for the physical demands of the trek.
The trek takes around 14-18 days to complete, depending on the specific itinerary and pace of the trek. This includes rest days for acclimatization and exploration
The highest point of the trek is the Larke-La Pass, which is located at an altitude of 5,160 meters (16,930 feet) above sea level. The pass offers stunning panoramic views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks.
Yes, a special permit is required for the Around Manaslu & Larke-La Pass Trekking, as the route passes through a restricted area. In addition to the special permit, you will also need the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and the Manaslu Conservation Area Permit (MCAP).
The best time to do the trek is from September to November and March to May, which are the peak trekking seasons in Nepal. During these months, the weather is generally clear and dry, with moderate temperatures and good visibility.
Accommodation on the trek is in teahouses or lodges, which offer basic facilities such as a bed, blankets, and a shared bathroom. The teahouses also serve meals and snacks, including traditional Nepali dishes and international cuisine.
It is not recommended to drink tap water on the trek, as it may not be safe for consumption. Instead, you should drink bottled water or use water purification tablets or a filter. It is also recommended to avoid drinking untreated water from streams or rivers.
Yes, the itinerary of the trek can be customized to fit your preferences and schedule. You can work with your trekking company to adjust the duration, route, and services included in the trek. It is important to discuss any customization options in advance to ensure that they are feasible and can be accommodated.
Altitude sickness is a concern on the Around Manaslu & Larke-La Pass Trekking, as the route reaches high altitude. It is important to properly acclimatize by taking rest days and ascending slowly. Your guide will monitor your symptoms and provide guidance on preventing and treating altitude sickness.
You should pack lightweight and comfortable clothing that is suitable for trekking, as well as warm layers for high altitude and cold temperatures. Some essential items to pack include a down jacket, trekking boots, waterproof jacket and pants, gloves, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and a daypack. It is also important to bring a good quality sleeping bag, as teahouses may not provide enough warmth. A detailed packing list will be provided by your trekking company.
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