Manaslu Circuit Trekking With Larke La Pass-14 Days

"Let's Trek and Explore the Manaslu Valley and cross the famous Larke-La Pass."
Good to Know
  • Duration 14 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Max. Altitude 5215.00m
  • Group Size 2+
  • Trip Starts Kathmandu
  • Trip Ends Kathmandu
  • Group Style Group and Private
  • Activities Trekking
  • Best Season March-June and Sept-November

Highlights

The Short Manaslu Circuit Trek and Crossing Larke Pass is a remarkable trek through the remote region of Manaslu, giving outstanding vistas of the Manaslu mountain range, different landscapes, and unique cultural experiences. Following are some of the trek's highlights:

  • Manaslu Circuit provides stunning views of the towering Manaslu mountain range, including the world's eighth highest peak, Manaslu (8,156m), Annapurna II (7939m), Kang Guru (6981m), Himlung Peak (7,125m), Cheo Peak (6820m), as well as numerous snow-capped summits, glaciers, and valleys.
  • The walk takes you through a variety of landscapes, including lush green woods, rugged pathways, steep slopes, and High Mountain passes. You'll also cross the Budhi Gandaki River and see waterfalls, rivers, and streams along the route.
  • Manaslu region is home to a variety of ethnic populations, each with its own culture, customs, and way of life. You will get the opportunity to tour traditional villages and monasteries, as well as engage with people to learn about their way of life.
  • The terrain is challenging, and the walk needs a high degree of fitness and stamina.
  • Trekkers will cross the difficult Larkya La Pass, which is 5,160 meters above sea level and demands acclimatization and preparation.
  • Manaslu Circuit with Larke La Pass is less crowded compared to other famous treks in Nepal, providing a peaceful and immersive Himalayan experience.

Advantages of booking Manaslu Ciruit with Trekking Planner Nepal

  • Private vehicles pick up and drop off passengers at all airports.
  • First-aid kit box.
  • Trekking Planner’s down jackets, t-shirt, and cap, if necessary.
  • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (you should have insurance for emergency evacuation, which will be paid for by your travel insurance company).
  • We use an oximeter to check your pulse, oxygen saturation, and heart rate, and we provide oxygen.
  • Sim cards are provided by our company for travelers, so there won’t be any networking issues.

Introduction: Manaslu Circuit Trek with Larke Pass 2024-2025

Manaslu Circuit Larkey-La Pass Trek takes you to the circumambulation of the 8th highest peak in the world, Mount Manaslu (8,156m), and the exploration of the challenging trail in a remote region in the vicinity of the Nepalese Himalayas. Presence of Hindu and Buddhist culture, conserved wildlife and rare floral diversity, stunning mountain vistas, raging and perennial rivers, vertiginous bridges, and an authentic rural lifestyle that has preserved the aura for ages.

A quaint trekking trail, Manaslu Circuit is less crowded than Annapurna Circuit Trek or the trek to the Everest Region. In terms of difficulty, diversity, scenery, and heritage the trail of Manaslu is very rich. Join this trek, in a restricted trekking region, to explore the remote areas close to Tibet with full of wilderness, moderate strain, spectacular geography, culturally fascinating areas, the challenging pass of Larkya La (5123m), and a superb view of the snowy peaks including Annapurna II (7939m), Kang Guru (6981m), Himlung Peak (7,125m), Cheo Peak (6820m), besides the majestic Manaslu Peak. You will just enjoy the adventure here!

The adventure in the un-trampled trail of Manaslu Circuit Trail and Larke La pass begins from Machha Khola and traverses through the bamboo forests and Gurung settlements along the gorge of Budi Gandaki River. Navigating through several rural settlements of Soti Khola, Almara, and Machha Khola, dense forest, past scenic landscape and waterfalls, viewing the snowcapped mountain, and encountering the ups and downs of the trail, we reach Jagat. En route, we also stop at the natural hot spring, called Tatopani in a local language.

The ascent along the trail continues, as we trek through narrow valleys, and small settlements including Gha and Lho, pass the Mani stones and hike to the lateral moraines of the glacier and ancient Gompa to settle Samagaon. Through the wide grassy valleys, terraced hills, and settlements with unique arrangements, we trek to the settlement of Dharmashala, a stoppage before conquering the challenging Larkya La Pass (5,215m).

After enjoying a spectacular view of the towering peaks including Mt. Manaslu, we shall descent through moraines to Bhimphedi and through a small pass, some settlements, terraced fields, and cultivations to join the major trail of Annapurna Circuit Trek at the Gurung settlement of Tal. The journey continues to the lower elevations through the settlements of mid-hills such as Bahundanda and Besi Sahar following the down streams of the mighty Marshayngdi River.

We shall then drive back to Kathmandu and have a full day's exploration of the medieval cultural, historical, and religious heritages of the buzzing city before concluding the adventure of Manaslu Circuit Trekking. Nar and Phu Region inhabited by Tibetan immigrants decorated with colorful prayer flags, monasteries, and Mani walls, and the cultural diversities mark some of the highlights of this trek.

Manaslu Circuit Larke Pass Trek is a moderately strenuous trekking experience and thereby needs the trekkers to possess above-average fitness levels; previous trekking experience is an added advantage. Larkya La Pass and Manaslu are both challenging for some experienced trekkers as well. Trekkers should be able to endure an average of 6-7 hours of trekking per day with a light backpack and a passion for exploration of remote areas.

March to May and September to November is the preferred season for trekking; winter and monsoon season may be dangerous, especially while crossing Larke La Pass. We bring to you a carefully planned itinerary, professional service, and an experienced trekking team. Dare to explore the remote areas around Manaslu Region.

manaslu trek

Why to select Manaslu Circuit Larke La pass trek?

Manaslu Circuit with Larke La Pass is one of the most popular treks in Nepal and requires a special permit as well.

  • Manaslu Circit provides gorgeous vistas of the Himalayas, including Mt. Manaslu, the world's eighth-highest peak.
  • The trip also takes you through beautiful woods, flowing waterfalls, and traditional villages, giving you an inside look at Nepalese culture and lifestyle.
  • Compared to other famous treks in Nepal, the Manaslu Trek is less congested, which means you may enjoy the spectacular landscape and tranquil surroundings without the rush and bustle of crowds.
  • The journey takes you past numerous ethnic communities, including Gurung, Magar, and Tamang, where you may learn about the people's traditional way of life and hospitality.
  • Crossing the Larke La Pass and circuit (5,135m) is a tough but rewarding journey for anyone looking for adventure in the Himalayas.

Overall, the Manaslu Trek offers a unique blend of adventure, culture, and breathtaking landscape, making it an ideal choice for anybody searching for a tough and rewarding trekking journey in Nepal.

view from manaslu base camp

Is Manaslu Circuit Larke-Pass the right Trek for you?

The Short Manaslu Circuit Trek is a challenging still demanding trip that demands high physical fitness and previous trekking experience sometimes. The journey consists of many days of trekking over hilly and rocky terrain, as well as crossing a high-altitude pass. As a result, it may not be appropriate for everyone.

If you are in good physical condition, have trekked in high-altitude places before, and love a tough adventure, the Manaslu Trek may be a wonderful alternative for you. It is also important to remember that the trek takes you through some rural locations with few facilities, so you should be okay with basic facilities and be prepared to deal with some pain.

  • Fitness Level: Manaslu Short Circuit Combined with Larke PassTrek is difficult and involves many hours of trekking on steep, rocky terrain. To complete the trek in 14 days, you need to be in good shape, including cardiovascular endurance and strength training. You should be able to walk 6-8 hours each day and be at ease hiking at high elevations. Trekking Planner Nepal suggests you do physical exercise before embarking on the trek. You are also suggested to hike daily for hours to keep yourself healthy.
  • Altitude sickness: One of the most serious concerns of high-altitude trekking is altitude sickness. You can see the symptoms such as mild headaches and nausea, loss of appetite, heat stroke, dizziness, and vomiting, and also can cause serious disorders such as high altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) and high altitude cerebral edema (HACE). Take enough time for acclimatization, which involves gradually rising to higher elevations and enabling your body to acclimate to decrease oxygen levels. Altitude sickness can be increased by rushing the journey and skipping rest days.
  • Trekking Experience: The Manaslu Short Circuit Trek is a remote and challenging climb that requires previous trekking knowledge and experience. You should be familiar with trekking equipment, be able to handle rough terrain and be ready to deal with changing weather conditions. If you're new to trekking, start with a shorter and less difficult trek to gain experience.
  • Time Constraints: If you only have 14 days for the journey, finishing it in 14 days may be your only choice. You should always keep in mind, however, that rushing the trek might limit enjoyment but raise the danger of altitude sickness. You are always requested to allow additional time for the rekt if possible to achieve appropriate acclimatization and make the most of the experience.

In summary, it is feasible to do the Manaslu Short Circuit Trek with Larke Pass in 14 Days, but you must consider your fitness level, previous trekking experience, and the danger of altitude sickness.

What is the best season for Short Manaslu Larke Pass Trek?

Normally, the autumn and spring season is considered the best time to trek in Nepal. The Manaslu Short Circuit Trek is better to be done from September to November and March to May. During these months, the weather is usually calm and the skies are beautiful, providing spectacular vistas of the Himalayan peaks. The weather is pleasant during the day and chilly at night, but it is frequently dry and sunny, allowing for ideal hiking conditions.

The sky is bright and the vistas are spectacular from September to November, but the trial is comparatively busy due to a large number of trekkers visiting during this period. The temperatures are moderate during the morning and chill during the evening, but the days are pleasant and acceptable for trekking. In contrast, the second-best season is March to May, when rhododendrons and wildflowers blossom along the route.

Best climate & weather for manaslu circuit trek

How to prepare for Larke Pass and Manaslu Circuit Trek?

The Manaslu Circuit Trek is a challenging still rewarding trek, that careful planning and physical fitness. Here is some preparation advice for the trek:

  • Build Your Endurance: The trek requires multiple days of trekking for several hours each day, normally up and down the hill. Trekking Planner Nepal always suggests you to  Initiate by walking or trekking for many hours every day for several months before to your expedition.
  • Strengthen Your Legs: To complete the Larke Pass and Manaslu Circuit, you will need strong leg muscles. To build your leg muscles, incorporate squats, lunges, and calf raises into your training program. This develops your strength level and later helps you during the trek.
  • Cardiovascular Training: Trekking at higher altitudes requires cardiovascular endurance. Running, cycling, and swimming are all good ways to enhance your cardiovascular fitness.
  • Acclimatization: Altitude sickness is a possibility during the journey. To prepare for the altitude, consider climbing several minor peaks or hills in your neighborhood, or spend a few days in high-altitude places before the hike.
  • Appropriate Gear and Equipment: Invest in high-quality trekking equipment, such as hiking boots, warm clothes, and a dependable backpack. Before the trek, familiarize yourself with the equipment. Trekking Planner Nepal is here to provide you with high-quality gear and equipment in case you required it.
  • Hydration: Keeping yourself hydrated is important during the trek. Trekking Planner Nepal always suggests you carry a water bottle or hydration kit with you and drink lots of water before and throughout the trip.
  • Mental Preparation: This is the most important part of the trek. You need to mentally prepare yourself by creating reasonable objectives, picturing achievement, and remaining optimistic.
  • Consult with medical professional: Before beginning on the journey, better to have a conversation with a medical professional if you have any medical conditions or concerns.

sight seeing

Climate and Weather around Manaslu Region and Larke Pass

Manaslu Circuit Trek is a famous hidden trekking destination for many explorers in Nepal's Manaslu area. The climate and weather of the region might vary hugely depending on when you visit

  • March to May: This is the spring season in Nepal, and it is one of the best months to hike. The weather is pleasant, with a clear sky and temperatures ranging from 10 to 25 degrees Celsius (50 to 77 degrees Fahrenheit) during the day. Temperatures in the evenings can drop to around 5°C (41°F).
  • June to August: This is monsoon season in Nepal, and trekking can be difficult due to heavy rain and muddy paths. Throughout the day, temperatures may reach up to 25°C (77°F), although the humidity can make it feel much warmer. Temperatures at night often range between 10-15°C (50-59°F).
  • September to November: This is autumn in Nepal, and also a peak season to trek in Nepal. The skies are bright and dry, with warm days and cold evenings. Daytime temperatures range from 10 to 20 degrees Celsius (50 to 68 degrees Fahrenheit), with overnight temperatures plunging to roughly 0 degrees Celsius (32 degrees Fahrenheit) in higher elevations.
  • December to February: This is Nepal's winter season, and temperatures may be quite cold, especially at higher elevations. Daytime temperatures range from 5 to 15 degrees Celsius (41 to 59 degrees Fahrenheit), with overnight temperatures falling below freezing. The paths can be slippery and snowy, making walking more difficult.

In trekking to any part of Nepal, it is important to be prepared for varying weather conditions and to pack proper clothing and equipment for the season you want to visit. Trekking with Nepal Trekking Planner Nepal advantages to checking the weather prediction before beginning your walk and being prepared for unforeseen weather occurrences.

Local Culture and Religion around the Manaslu Region

The Manaslu Area in Nepal is home to a broad range of ethnic tribes, each with its own distinct culture and customs. Following are some of the region's major cultural aspects:

  • Ethnic Groups: Many ethnic groups live in the Manaslu region, including the Gurungs, Tamangs, and Tibetans. Each community has its language, clothing, and traditions.
  • Religion: Tibetan Buddhism is practiced by the majority of the people in the area. Throughout the walking track, you will encounter several Buddhist prayer flags, chortens (Buddhist shrines), and mani stones (stones engraved with Buddhist prayers).
  • Festivals: During the year, the locals of the Manaslu area celebrate a variety of festivals like Tibetan New Year (Losar), which normally occurs in February or March.
  • Cuisine: The local cuisine of this region is influenced by Tibetan and Nepalese food. Momos (dumplings stuffed with meat or vegetables), thukpa (noodle soup), and dal bhat are among the region's most popular foods (rice and lentil soup).
  • Clothing: The traditional dress of this region is distinct and colorful. Chubas are long gowns worn by women, while males wear a long-sleeved shirt with a waistcoat and pants. These traditional garments are worn during festivals and other events.
  • Architecture: The architecture of this re is unique, with houses made of stone and wood. Houses with flat roofs are frequently ornamented with beautiful carvings and paintings.
  • Music and Dance: The Manslu area has its own traditional music and dance genres. Tamangs, for example, have a dance known as Syabru, whereas Gurungs have a dance known as Ghatu.

Trekkers can obtain a better knowledge of the place and its inhabitants by respecting and embracing local culture and customs. Throughout the journey, it is encouraged that you connect with people and learn about their cultures and traditions.

Is Travel Insurance Required For Manaslu Larke Pass

Trekking Planner Nepal strongly advises getting travel insurance if you wish to do the Manaslu Circuit Trek to protect yourself against any unforeseen occurrences. Manaslu is a difficult journey across isolated and mountainous terrain, thus sufficient insurance coverage is essential.

When acquiring travel insurance for the Manaslu hike, make sure that it covers the following:
Trekking Planner Nepal strongly advises getting travel insurance if you wish to do the Manaslu Circuit trek to protect yourself against any unforeseen occurrences. The Circuit is a difficult journey across remote and rugged areas, thus sufficient insurance coverage is essential.

When acquiring travel insurance for the trek, make sure that it covers the following:

  • This should cover the cost of any medical care or evacuation if you become ill or injured while trekking.
  • The insurance covers the cost of your vacation if you have to cancel or stop it due to unforeseen reasons like illness or accident.
  • The insurance should cover any lost or delayed luggage during your journey.
  • This should cover any damages or injuries you may cause to others while on the expedition.
  • Because the trek is considered an adventure sport, be sure your policy covers this sort of activity.

When choosing a travel insurance policy, carefully read the fine print to ensure you understand the coverage and any limitations. It's also a good idea to check around for the greatest coverage and budget from several insurance companies.

Note - Travel Insurance is compulsary for Manaslu and other restricted areas in Nepal.

What type of accomodations are available at Manaslu and Larke Pass?

Manaslu Circuit Trek offers modest teahouse lodging along the trek. Teahouses are small lodges or guesthouses providing simple rooms with basic facilities such as a bed, a common bathroom, and a public eating area. Teahouses are often owned by local families and give you a pleasant and friendly environment. This also offers you to experience the local culture of Nepalese society.

The quality of the rooms and facilities differs throughout the path, but the majority of teahouses are clean and well-maintained. Rooms are often furnished with a single or double bed, a thin mattress, a pillow, and a blanket. You need to carry a sleeping bag for warmth and comfort.

Types of food available at Manaslu Region?

During the Short Manaslu Circuit Trek, you'll find a different range of culinary alternatives. The meal is largely traditional Nepalese cuisine, which is simple and satisfying. Dal bhat, lentil soup, rice, veggies, and sometimes meat, is the most frequent meal (The most amazing thing about the place is they don't sacrifice animals in that place but rather buy that or eat naturally dead animals).  It's a full and healthy supper that will keep you going on your walk.

Noodles, momos (dumplings), chapati (flatbread), and local veggies are also available. Most teahouses also sell snacks including cookies, chocolate bars, and dried fruits. There are also tea, coffee, and other beverages available.

Food quality and availability might vary throughout the path, especially at higher elevations. It is suggested that you carry snacks and energy bars with you for convenience and backup.

It's also important to note that most teahouses have a set menu and may not provide a wide selection of alternatives. The food, on the other hand, is generally freshly made and cooked using local ingredients, and it's a terrific opportunity to learn about the local cuisine and culture.

    Manaslu circuit trek with Larke Pass- 2022
    Itinerary
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    The 14 Days Manaslu Circuit Trekking itinerary listed above is the standard itinerary. The schedule can be adjusted to include shorter or longer walks each day based on your physical fitness, and some designated overnight stops may change due to room availability and other factors.

    We will stick to the itinerary, but if it needs to be changed due to inclement weather, landslides, or participant difficulties necessitating additional days, our leader and head guides will make the best decision for the safety of the participants, with full authority from Trekking Planner Nepal.

    • AccommodationLode/guest house
    • MealsLunch and Dinner
    • Max. Altitude/Time900m/2,950ft

    An early morning start for a long and interesting overland journey to Nepal's mid-west provides an opportunity to observe Nepalese scenic country farm life.

    According to bus/private  vehicle departure time, Trekking Planner's guide will receive from hotel you staying and take you to the bus station. 

    Drive through villages and towns until you reach the district of Gorkha at Arughat farm town and continue the drive to Soti Khola/Machha Khola for an overnight stop. Accommodation and food are included in the full board trip.

    You will also have the option of either a public bus or a private vehicle. If you prefer the public bus, you need to leave on time when the bus leaves. If you go by private vehicle, you can go at a time that is suitable for you. By private vehicle the trip will be more reliable and flexible.

    • AccommodationLode/guest house
    • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Max. Altitude/Time1,340m/4,390ft
    • wake time around 06-06:15 am
    • Breakfast time around 07-07:15 am 
    • Trek start time around 08 am 
    • Tea break around 10 am
    • Lunch time around 12-12:30 pm
    • Afternoon tea and biscuits time around 4 pm at holdge 
    • dinner time around 07 pm

    Morning walks from Machha Khola (fish stream) to Khola-Besi village, stopping at Tatopani, a natural "hot spring," for a refreshing break if time allows. Continue walking as the valley meanders into a narrow gorge, crosses over a suspension bridge, and then enters a small forest to reach Dovan, a small settlement located on the high shelf of the Budi-Gandaki River.

    The walk proceeds to cross a bridge, and then you climb to a high ridge, descend into a valley at Yara Khola (a stream), and walk for another hour to reach Jagat.

    Jagat is an interesting hill farm village inhabited by a variety of hill tribes ranging from Magar, Gurung, Chettri, and Brahman, to Manaslu Bhotia (Tibetan-looking tribes), with the majority of the lodge and shops run by Newar people.

    Accommodation and food are included in the full board trip.

    • AccommodationLode/guest house
    • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Max. Altitude/Time1,860m/6,100ft
    • wake time around 06-06:15 am
    • Breakfast time around 07-07:15 am 
    • Trek start time around 08 am 
    • Tea break around 10 am
    • Lunch time around 12-12:30 pm
    • Afternoon tea and biscuits time around 4 pm at holdge 
    • dinner time around 07 pm

    On leaving Jagat, the walk heads towards scattered farm villages, with a climb through terraces of golden fields of wheat and barley at Philim village.

    A morning walk heads to a rocky ridge top covered in bamboo grooves before reaching a small place at Eklai Bhatti. After a short rest, the walk leads higher as the direction diverts towards the northwest to reach Dyang to end the day's walks. This is a small, nice village with a strong Buddhist culture.

    Accommodation and food are included in the full board trip.

    • AccommodationLode/guest house
    • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Max. Altitude/Time2,630m/8,630ft
    • wake time around 06-06:15 am
    • Breakfast time around 07-07:15 am 
    • Trek start time around 08 am 
    • Tea break around 10 am
    • Lunch time around 12-12:30 pm
    • Afternoon tea and biscuits time around 4 pm at holdge 
    • dinner time around 07 pm

    Early in the morning, after breakfast, we start our trail downhill to the Budi Gandaki River and uphill to Rana Gaon, viewing the beautiful landscape and rivers. From Rana Gaon, we will reach Bihiphedi after 45 minutes of walking.

    From Bihiphedi, we march towards Gap, the lunch place, which will take about 2 hours to reach. We take lunch there, and after lunch, we walk for one hour through the dense forest after crossing the river from the old to the new version, overseeing the dense forest, dead pine trees, and many more. We then reach Suksum, and from there we climb uphill to Namrung, which will take about 1 hour and 20 minutes.

    The winding path will take you to various small village settlements near Deng. This part of the trek takes you to an entire rural territory with a chance to observe the traditional and ancient local culture, which is relatively well influenced by Tibetan culture as you can see various landmarks in Mani walls, chortens, and many others.

    After Deng, you can find people with Tibetan lifestyles and cultures. In Namrung, you can find a resort, and if you want to stay there, it will cost around 35 US dollars or plus for a room and extra food. Other mesmerizing views are of Saula Himal and the Himalchuli Range. Namrung is around 21 km away from Deng and will take about 7 hours to reach there.

    Full board trip accommodation and food included

    • AccommodationLode/guest house
    • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Max. Altitude/Time3180m/10,430 ft
    • wake time around 06-06:15 am
    • Breakfast time around 07-07:15 am 
    • Trek start time around 08 am 
    • Tea break around 10 am
    • Lunch time around 12-12:30 pm
    • Afternoon tea and biscuits time around 4 pm at holdge 
    • dinner time around 07 pm

    It feels like we are stepping back in time today as we walk between the Mani stone walls of Lho Village. From Lho, we can see the snow-clad peak of Ngadi Chuli (7871 m, aka Peak 29). After waking up and having breakfast, we start our 7-hour walk from Namrung and go towards Lho.

    Accommodation and food are included in the full board trip.

    • AccommodationLode/guest house
    • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Max. Altitude/Time3,520m/11,580ft
    • wake time around 06-06:15 am
    • Breakfast time around 07-07:15 am 
    • Trek start time around 08 am 
    • Tea break around 10 am
    • Lunch time around 12-12:30 pm
    • Afternoon tea and biscuits time around 4 pm at holdge 
    • dinner time around 07 pm

    As we begin our day at Lho, we travel to Samagaon, a small village that awaits our arrival. A town full of natural delights and spectacular secrets and a place where the locals are very friendly and often worth meeting and exploring. Some spectacular views along the way, with nature and peace combined.

    We spend our day at Samagaon and spend the night in this place, all food and accommodations included.

    • AccommodationLode/guest house
    • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Max. Altitude/Time3,520m/11,580ft
    • wake time around 06-06:15 am
    • Breakfast time around 07-07:15 am 
    • Trek start time around 08 am 
    • Tea break around 10 am
    • Lunch time around 12-12:30 pm
    • Afternoon tea and biscuits time around 4 pm at holdge 
    • dinner time around 07 pm

    It is a rest and acclimatization day after having your meal at Samagaon. This trek acclimatization does not mean you will stay idle as you can spend the day sitting in the hotel and roaming around in the beautiful surroundings. But if you want to hike, then you will have three options. You can visit Birendra Tal (3 km away from Samagaon), Pungen monastery, and Basecamp. Base Camp is 6 km away and will take 5 hours to reach there. It is at an elevation of 4,800 m.

    You can also have a view of the Moraine Ridge, juniper hillsides, grassy moorland, rhododendron forests, and Manaslu glacier, and crossing the glacier through a bridge will take you to a naturally beautiful Camp area. There is also an existence of a cave. The Pungen monastery is 6-7 km away from our acclimatization spot and has flat surroundings before reaching there. It gives a panoramic view better than the base camp.

    You will remain in Samagaon and explore these beautiful landscapes, and you can then visit various monasteries in the region, including Labrang Gompa and Kargya Chholing Monastery., which will enchant all travelers. Monks at the monastery also perform pujas for expedition team members prior to their climb to the mountain deities to ensure safe travel and journey. We stay overnight in Samagaon and enjoy our meal with local folk songs and dance.

    Accommodation and food are included in the full board trip.

    • AccommodationLode/guest house
    • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Max. Altitude/Time3,860m/12,660ft
    • wake time around 06-06:15 am
    • Breakfast time around 07-07:15 am 
    • Trek start time around 08 am 
    • Tea break around 10 am
    • Lunch time around 12-12:30 pm
    • Afternoon tea and biscuits time around 4 pm at holdge 
    • dinner time around 07 pm

    This trail on this day starts from Samagaon to Samdo, which begins on a descending path to Budi Gandaki along the base camp trail. After 3–4 hours of hiking on the steep uphill (about 15 minutes) and flat land, you will reach your destination. On the way, you can have views of Samdo Peak, Siachen Glacier, Dharamshala, Saula Peak, Naike Peak, Mt. Manaslu, Himchuli, Larke Peak, and Cho Peak.

    The west and north of Himchuli add the additional spark. It is a small, young village at a height of 3,800 m. This beautiful place has the facility of having electricity as it has its own micro-hydropower project running in this area. The path to get there is simple and can be done with a simple hike, except for some minutes of steep walking.

    The people of Samdo are preoccupied with their activities, which include traditional practices and Tibetan Buddhist culture. It was also the route for the Himalayan caravan trade, and you will have a wonderful experience of this mountain settlement area in the shadow of Mt. Manaslu. These incredible trails then lead you to Samdo, where you will stay for the night and enjoy the mesmerizing view of the Himalayan range.

    Accommodation and food are included in the full board trip.

    • AccommodationLode/guest house
    • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Max. Altitude/Time4,460m/14,620ft
    • wake time around 06-06:15 am
    • Breakfast time around 07-07:15 am 
    • Trek start time around 08 am 
    • Tea break around 10 am
    • Lunch time around 12-12:30 pm
    • Afternoon tea and biscuits time around 4 pm at holdge 
    • dinner time around 07 pm

    The trail today passes through various landscapes to arrive at Dharmashala from Samdo. Our journey starts in the morning with a downhill trek up to the Budi Gandaki River after passing through barren fields. Then we cross the river and again march upward through Larkya Bazaar, from where you reach Pana Danda Valley and the Valley of Salka Khola, heading towards Dharmashala. It is not a lodge, but an easy place to stay for a night for proper rest and good food. It is 7 km away and will take about 4 hours to reach there on normal days, and we have a high chance to see blue sheep too.

    The magical views of snow-capped mountains like Mt. Larke, Naike, and Syacha Glacier from this viewpoint are pretty awe-inspiring. It is also known as Larke Phedi. You will stay overnight at Dharmashala.

    Accommodation and food are included in the full board trip.

    • AccommodationLode/guest house
    • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Max. Altitude/Time3,720m/12,200ft
    • wake time around 06-06:15 am
    • Breakfast time around 07-07:15 am 
    • Trek start time around 08 am 
    • Tea break around 10 am
    • Lunch time around 12-12:30 pm
    • Afternoon tea and biscuits time around 4 pm at holdge 
    • dinner time around 07 pm

    The trek of this day starts early in the morning at about 3 a.m., which will provide the most beautiful scenic view of the sunrise, and the top wind flow will blow the mind of any traveler. It is also the highest point on this trail, and you will continue your uphill hike to reach Larkya La Pass. A gradual uphill climb then will pass through the valley to arrive at the frozen lakes, where the glacial moraine provides you with enchanting views of mountains like Pawar and Larke Peak. After hiking in this beautiful region for a few hours, you will arrive at Larkya La Pass (5,160 m).

    You can observe the mesmerizing views of snow-capped mountains, including the Himlung Pyramid, Cheo Himal, Kang Garu, Gyaji Kung, and others. You will also have a view of Annapurna II (7,937 m), Kangaroo Himal, Himlung Himal, and Cho Himal, starting from the left corner. From Larke, you will have a view of the Cho and Larke peaks.

    The trail to Bimthang will take 7-8 hours to complete. This incredible journey is quite a highlight of this trek as it entices natural scenery and passes through rural villages, glacial lakes, rare and elusive endangered wildlife, and lush valleys. You will spend some time exploring the Bimthang region and then descend the trails.

    Following the winding paths, we will reach Dingboche Kharka and trek further to arrive at Bimthang. Bimthang village settlement provides you with incredible lifestyles, cultures, and traditions. Moreover, Samdo village settlers come here during the winter as it is also a trading point. You will spend time in Bimthang, and we will stay overnight here.

    Accommodation and food are included in the full board trip.

    • AccommodationLode/guest house
    • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Max. Altitude/Time2515m/ 8251 ft
    • wake time around 06-06:15 am
    • Breakfast time around 07-07:15 am 
    • Trek start time around 08 am 
    • Tea break around 10 am
    • Lunch time around 12-12:30 pm
    • Afternoon tea and biscuits time around 4 pm at holdge 
    • dinner time around 07 pm

    Today we begin our day from Bimthang and go towards Goa or Ghoa, where we spend the night. We enjoy the scenery along the 6-hour journey and stop for lunch in the middle of the day. We begin our day in Bhimthang, have breakfast there, and spend the night in Goa.

    Accommodation and food are included in the full board trip.

    • AccommodationLode/guest house
    • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Max. Altitude/Time1953m/ 6408 ft
    • wake time around 06-06:15 am
    • Breakfast time around 07-07:15 am 
    • Trek start time around 08 am 
    • Tea break around 10 am
    • Lunch time around 12-12:30 pm
    • Afternoon tea and biscuits time around 4 pm at holdge 
    • dinner time around 07 pm

    Trek from Goa/Ghoa to Dharapani After breakfast, we walk for 5 hours from Goa/Ghoa to Dharapani, stopping for lunch along the way.

    Accommodation and food are included in the full board trip.

    • AccommodationLode/guest house
    • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • wake time around 06-06:15 am
    • Breakfast time around 07-07:15 am 
    • Trek start time around 08 am 
    • Tea break around 10 am
    • Lunch time around 12-12:30 pm
    • Afternoon tea and biscuits time around 4 pm at holdge 
    • dinner time around 07 pm

    An extra day reserved as contingency in case of unfavourable weather conditions or altitude problem or any kind of sickness. 

    Accommodation and food are included in the full board trip.

    • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and farewell dinner
    • Max. Altitude/Time1,350m/4,429ft

    Morning from Dharapani taking a long and exciting drive to Kathmandu as ride takes you  around low warm farm country, heading further down towards Lamjung area. Drive continues on a long winding downhill to the bottom of a hill at Syange, from here following Masrsyangdi River to reach Besisar, a large town and the headquarter of Lamjung district. From here change of transport, where drive takes you on good smooth road to Kathmandu. Journey follows on good road to Dumre town. From here on main highway to Kathmandu by late afternoon time or in the evening. Check into your hotels, rest of the evening at leisure for individual activities with group farewell dinner.

    Not satisfied with this regular itinerary? Make your own.

    Trip Map
    Manaslu Circuit Trekking With Larke La Pass-14 Days Map
    Inclusions
    What's Included
    • All airport pick up drop by private vehicle.
    • Kathmandu to Machha Khola and Dharapani to Kathmandu by public bus (if you want a way flight or private vehicle also available at additional cost).
    • ACAP and MCAP Permit and Special permit for Manaslu trek for 10 days.
    • Accommodation in the mountain during the trekking.
    • Three meals a day; breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking.
    • A highly experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English-speaking well trained, Government license holder guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, Transport, and insurance.
    • 02 guest=01 porter with their Insurance, Salary, Food, accommodation, and equipment.
    • We provide assistance guiding his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, Transport, and insurance walking with the group to support where necessary as per the group size.
    • Safe drinking water.
    • Welcome dinner in Authentic Restaurant.
    • First aid kid box.
    • Trekking Planner’s a sleeping bag, down jackets, T-shirt, Cap, duffle bags, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.
    •  Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company).
    • Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily during trekking(Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms) Which will ensure your trek is in the safest hands possible.
    • All applicable government and local taxes are as per the itinerary.
    What's Excluded
    • Nepal Visa fee 
    • International airfare to and from Kathmandu 
    • All Meals and accommodation in Kathmandu.
    • Personal travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation.
    • Extra night accommodation and lunch and dinner in the city because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
    • Personal expenses (phone calls, baggage charge, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc).
    • Tips to the trekking crews and drive.
    • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather conditions, or any event out of our control.
    Departure Dates
    • Every day of the year, trip departures are available.
    • This trip can be completely customized. Please contact us if you want to customize the trip.
    • If you are traveling alone or with your family, you can book this trip privately.
    • Have a large group? We can meet all your requirements.
    • We can work with you to make it affordable.
    • We accept online payments and instant bookings.
    • This trip is available on both a Fixed Departure and a Private Group Basis.
    • If the given date is not appropriate for you, Please CONTACT US
    • Trekking Planner also organizes various trips in small groups that can suit you.
    • We recommend you reserve a seat for yourself by booking with us right away for a wonderful experience with us.
    • (Call/email now for a private trip, [email protected], Mobile +977 9851071767 (24 hrs) - WhatsApp and Viber)
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    Equipment and Gear List

    trekking iconGeneral

    • Four-season (-20 degree) sleeping bag (We provide rental sleeping bags available for an additional USD 35)
    • Puffy down jacket (We provide rental jackets for an additional USD 35)
    • Daypack (25-30 liters recommended) with rain cover

    HeadUpper Body

    • Sun hat or cap (We'll provide you with a trekking cap.)
    • warm woolen hat
    • Scarf/Neck Buff (highly recommended to get saved from wind and cold)
    • Headlamp or mobile torch light for nighttime
    • Polarized sunglasses

    TorsoTorso

    • Technical fabric base layer thermals are light for warmer months, heavy for colder months
    • Technical fabric t-shirts and sleeve sweaters or high-necks
    • Waterproof rain jacket
    • windproof jacket for the walk as it gets windy
    • Fleece jacket or down jacket

    PantLower Body

    • thermals inner
    • Hiking pants at least 3
    • Comfortable pants for teahouses
    • Waterproof, windproof shell
    • Hiking shorts

    GlovesHands

    • Woolen gloves for the tea house
    • Hard-shell windproof outer gloves for the walk

    FeetFeet

    • Marino Wool or comfortable, warm socks
    • Hiking socks
    • Liner socks
    • Trekking/hiking boots (waterproof recommended)
    • Crampons (For passes)
    • Casual shoes or sandals that are comfortable for the time in the tea house
    • Gaiters (lightweight for rain and snow)

    UndergarmentsUndergarments and inner wears

    • Technical fabric/quick drying (can be washed during the trek)
    • Sports bras (women)
    • sleeping clothes as per the comfortability

    MedicineFirst Aid Kits and Medications

    • Sunscreen SPF- 50+
    • Lip balm or Vaseline
    • ointment cream
    • Cough Syrup and strepsils (recommended for Khumbu Cough)
    • Creams and medicines (for any allergies or diseases)

    (Note: Our guides carry medications, oxygen cans, and first aid kits during the trip. However, personal kits and medications are recommended.)

    Other essentialsOther Essentials

    • Passport
    • Extra copies of passport-sized photos
    • Reusable water bottle
    • Toilet paper, small soap, and shampoo
    • Water purification tablets or UV water purifier (if you plan to treat water)
    • water bladder for the day bag
    • small towel for personal use
    • Pillowcase in case of allergies to new pillows
    • High-protein snacks (such as mountain bars or nuts)
    • Waterproof/dry bags for carrying essential documents, stuff, frequently used items, and money
    • Power bank or extra batteries
    • Cameras and mobile phone
    • Cards/book
    • Pee bottle/ pee funnel for women
    • Trekking poles
    • Whistle in case your voice is not loud enough to stop or start
    • Thermos for hot water during the nighttime
    • We give you a free duffel bag, trekking cap, maps, and t-shirt during your pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu. The duffel bag will be used to pack your trekking supplies.
    • For every two participants, we assign one porter. The porter will carry the duffel bag, which should weigh around 10 kg/22 lbs., throughout the walk.
    • Daypack bag for daily used stuff like cash, documents, papers, a water bottle or bladder, a camera, toiletries, sunscreen, a notebook, clothing, etc. (with a waterproof cover).
    • You can store your luggage (on-trekking items) at the hotel in Kathmandu, and we can assist and help.
    • Total luggage for the Kathmandu-Lukla flight is (15 kg/33 lbs.), including duffel (10 Kg/22 lbs.) and backpack (5 kg/11 lbs.)
    • A down jacket with a hood(cap) to be warm in altitudes above 3,000m.
    • We can provide a down jacket for USD 35. In case of loss or damage, you need to pay back the cost of USD 200 per item.
    • We can provide a sleeping bag for USD 35. In case of loss or damage, USD 200 per item must be paid.

    Note: Supplies and gear can be rented or purchased in Kathmandu. Once you are in Nepal, you can buy supplies and gear for hiking if you have spare time. Trekking Planner Nepal representatives will assist you in purchasing the equipment. Thamel a tourist hub, offers a wide range of trekking equipment at affordable prices. Don't wear short clothes inside the monasteries and religious places.

    FAQs
    • Some essential items to pack for the Manaslu Circuit trek include trekking boots, warm clothing (including down jacket and thermal layers), a sleeping bag, trekking poles, a backpack, a first aid kit, and personal toiletries.

    • No, the Manaslu Circuit trek requires a registered guide, and you must be part of a group of at least two members. Additionally, you need a special trekking permit to enter the restricted Manaslu Conservation Area.

    • In case of an emergency, your trekking guide will arrange for necessary assistance and evacuation. Helicopter evacuation to Kathmandu or the nearest medical facility can be arranged if required.

    • There is mobile network coverage in some parts of the Manaslu Circuit trek route. However, the signal may be intermittent and weak in more remote areas.

       

    • Yes, there are side trips available along the Manaslu Circuit trek, such as visiting the Pungen Gompa, a 250-year-old Buddhist monastery, and exploring the Birendra Tal, a beautiful glacial lake.

    • Acclimatization is crucial to avoid altitude sickness. The trekking itinerary usually includes rest days at specific points to allow your body to adjust to higher altitudes.

    • Altitude sickness is a concern on the Manaslu Circuit trek, especially when crossing the Larkya La Pass. Proper acclimatization, staying hydrated, and ascending gradually are essential to minimize the risk of altitude sickness.

    • Medical facilities are limited along the Manaslu Circuit trekking route. Basic medical aid may be available in some villages, but for serious medical issues, trekkers are usually evacuated to Kathmandu for proper treatment.

    • It is not safe to drink tap water during the trek. It's recommended to drink boiled or purified water. You can either buy bottled water or use water purification tablets or filters.

    • Teahouses and lodges on the Manaslu Circuit trek route offer a variety of meals, including Nepali and Tibetan dishes, as well as international cuisine like pasta, noodles, and soups.

    • Wi-Fi facilities are limited along the Manaslu Circuit trek route. Some teahouses may offer Wi-Fi, but the connection can be slow and unreliable due to the remote location.

    • Most teahouses and lodges along the Manaslu Circuit trek offer charging facilities for electronic devices. However, charging may come with an extra cost, so it's a good idea to carry spare batteries or power banks.

    • ATMs are not available along the Manaslu Circuit trekking route. It's recommended to carry enough Nepalese rupees to cover your expenses during the trek.

    • The Manaslu Circuit trek is a popular trekking route in Nepal that circles around the majestic Manaslu mountain, the eighth highest peak in the world. It offers a mix of stunning landscapes, diverse culture, and a challenging yet rewarding trekking experience.

    • Camping is possible during the Manaslu Circuit trek, but it's less common due to the availability of teahouses along the route.

    • Accommodation along the Manaslu Circuit trek is in teahouses or lodges. These lodges provide basic facilities, including twin-sharing rooms with beds and blankets. Some lodges may have attached bathrooms, while others have shared facilities.

    • The Manaslu Circuit trek usually starts from Soti Khola. To reach Soti Khola, you can take a long scenic drive from Kathmandu or hire a private vehicle.

    • There are no specific age restrictions for the Manaslu Circuit trek, but trekkers should be in good health and reasonably fit. It's advisable to consult with a doctor before undertaking the trek, especially for elderly or very young trekkers.

    • The highest point of the Manaslu Circuit trek is the Larkya La Pass, which stands at an altitude of 5,135 meters (16,847 feet).

    • The Manaslu Circuit trek is considered a challenging trek. It involves crossing the Larkya La Pass at an altitude of 5,135 meters (16,847 feet), which requires good physical fitness, previous trekking experience, and proper acclimatization.

    • Yes, hiring a registered guide is mandatory for the Manaslu Circuit trek. In addition to the guide, you are also required to trek with at least two members in your group, and you must have a special trekking permit.

    • Trekkers will need three permits for the Manaslu Circuit trek: the Manaslu Restricted Area Permit (MCAP), the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP), and the Trekker's Information Management System (TIMS) card. These permits can be obtained through a registered trekking agency in Kathmandu or in the starting point of the trek, Soti Khola.

    • The best time to do the Manaslu Circuit trek is during the pre-monsoon (spring) season from March to May and the post-monsoon (autumn) season from September to November. These months offer stable weather, clear skies, and good visibility, making the trekking experience more enjoyable.

    • The Manaslu Circuit trek typically takes about 14 to 18 days to complete, depending on the chosen itinerary and trekker's pace.

    • The Manaslu Circuit trek is located in the Gorkha district of central Nepal, in the Manaslu region.

    Client Reviews
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      enjoyed everything

      I really enjoyed everything about this trek! The surroundings, the itinerary and most of all: our wonderful guide Binod and porter Suman. Binod made sure we felt safe all the time, understood our needs, and we had a lot of fun. Thanks SO MUCH for making this trip unforgettable!! We will definitely return to do another trek and we will ask if Binod and Suman could join us again :). We would recommend this company to all our friends. The owner Dipak was really helpful with booking the trek, and was very responsive.
      Thanks all!!

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      Emma KranendonkGermany,May 17, 2024
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      Manaslu Circuit

      Nepal is about mountains and people. We were fortunate enough to choose Trekking Planner and have had an excellent experience. Binod, our guide, was outstanding in his leadership and he was ably supported by our two porters Thaman and Aitaman. In the round we four adventurers bonded so well with this Nepalese team that we felt like one family. Binod lead from the front, was full of enthusiasm for the mountains and we could feel his experience: we were in good hand and such was his prescience he even organised good weather when it really mattered. Our trek (Manaslu Circuit) was never dull, full of interesting views (up to the summits and down into the precipitous gorges). We took loads of pictures. Our crossing of the Larke Pass (5106m) was hard work but views were stunning throughout that day: not a bad effort from four oldies with an average age in the 60s. We would highly recommend Trekking Planner and would like to thank Dipak, Binod, Thaman and Aitaman for delivering such a memorable experience.

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