Manaslu Larke Pass Trek - 16 Days

16 Days Manaslu Trek with Larke Pass - Manaslu Larke Pass Trek 2024, 2025, and 2026
Manaslu Larke Pass Trek
What to see & doSpecific information about Manaslu Larke Pass Trek - 16 Days
  • Duration16 Days
  • Trip Grade Strenuous
  • Max Altitude 5106m
  • Starts at Kathmandu
  • Ends at Kathmandu
  • Trip Style Lodge to Lodge Trek
  • Group Size 10
  • Transportation Local Transportation
  • Best Season March, April, May and Sept, Oct, Nov

Manaslu Larke Pass Trek leads into a virgin territory, where only a few trekkers dare to venture. The extreme isolation of the region and trodden trail makes the 16 Days Manaslu Larke Pass Trek a strenuous journey. Located in the western part of Nepal, trekking in the Manaslu region opened only in 1992 AD, and Manaslu still remains a restricted region. One requires a special restricted area permit from the Immigration of Nepal and at least 2 trekkers, excluding a trekking guide, to trek in the Manaslu region. This is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure for adventurous trekkers. Don't miss it!

Manaslu is situated near the border of Nepal and Tibet. The name Manaslu means "The spirit mountain." As per the locals, it is believed that the compassionate and robust deity mysteriously dwells within its realm. The trail leads through a magnificent woodland with rhododendron, magnolia, birch, and pine trees. In the spring, these areas resemble paradise, with a wide range of vegetation and fauna.

Manaslu region with Larke La Pass in it blesses you with the breathtaking vistas of gigantic towering peaks rising above 8,000 meters, including the world's eighth highest peak, Mt. Manaslu, at 8,163 meters. Buddha Himal, Himalchuli Peak, Ganesh Himal in the east, and Annapurna Himalaya in the west are the other peaks you'll see. Furthermore, the trek offers cultural heritage, incomparable beauty, and biological varieties that will leave you speechless.

Manaslu Larke Pass Trek of 16 days provides an authentic experience with ancient art, culture, Himalayan valleys, and breathtaking mountain landscapes. With high mountains surrounding the trail, this trek rewards you with amazing Himalayan scenery. Trekking in the Manaslu region has been considered one of Nepal's finest adventures. Hiking in the Manaslu region needs a very well-planned itinerary and preparation.

At Outfitter Nepal, we have designed our 16 Days Manaslu Larke Pass Trek Itinerary that will take you to the best parts of the route and help you complete this trek without any problem. We have years of experience in organizing excursions in the Himalayas of Nepal. Our Larke Pass Trek package will let you have the most adventurous journey of your life.

If you have a few additional days, you can prolong your Larke Pass Trek for another week by adding Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek to your schedule. Compared to the classic Manaslu Circuit, the trail to Tsum Valley is significantly more solitary and inaccessible.

Join us on one of our trek departure dates, or contact us to customize a Manaslu trek to suit your needs. Enjoy this thrilling, magnificent adventure in the remote Himalayas of Nepal alongside our knowledgeable, experienced guides and porters who will assist you at every stage. At Outfitter Nepal, we try to achieve all your trekking dreams. We look forward to aiding you in creating lifelong experiences on your vacation.

Explaining everything about the region and its beauty in one package is impossible. Explore more blogs on our website. Here are some reasons you must choose your Manaslu Larke Pass trekking experience with us.

Best Features of the Manaslu Larke Pass Trek

  • Trekking in the restricted area trail
  • Off-the-beaten trekking route via Larke La Pass
  • Sightseeing tours of historical UNESCO World Heritage sites in Kathmandu
  • Scenic drive from Kathmandu to Arughat, Beshisahar, and Sotikhola
  • Visiting remote parts of Nepal with unique nature and culture
  • Gorgeous forests, calm rivers, breathtaking views of the Himalayan Mountains, and other natural treasures
  • The beautiful backdrop of the Ganesh Himal mountain range & Mt. Manaslu
  • Hike in the prosperous cultural heritage village, Sama Gaun
  • The best views of the Himalayas range throughout the path 
  • Chance to see the abundant flora and critically endangered creatures of the Manaslu region, such as the Himalayan tahr, the snow leopard, and others

What does a brief itinerary of the 16-day Manaslu Larke Pass Trekking look like?

Our 16 Days Manaslu Trek Itinerary has been meticulously crafted to ensure you get the most out of your trip with the least amount of physical effort! The itinerary we've put together is based on our years of expertise in the trekking profession so you can count on the best from us!

The trip begins with a sightseeing tour of Kathmandu, but the scenic drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola in the Budhi Gandaki Valley will kick off the adventure. To get to Soti Khola, we take an eight to nine-hour bus ride from Kathmandu. According to this plan, we'll stay on the trek path for 11 days before returning to Kathmandu. The route takes you through various communities like Machha Khola, Jagat, Deng, Namrung, Sama Gaon, Samdo, and Larke La Phedi, before ascending to Larke La Pass and then again descending through Bhimthang and Dharapani to Jagat, where the trek ends.

We take a jeep to Besisahar from Jagat, then change vehicles to return to Kathmandu. On the last day of the trip, we'll drop you off at Kathmandu International Airport.

How difficult is trekking in the Manaslu Larke Pass?

The Manaslu Trek 16 Days is fairly strenuous! However, the terrain is harsh and isolated. As a result, the trails may sometimes become slippery, steep, rocky, and full of snow. The trek takes you to an altitude of 5106 meters which is high enough to experience altitude sickness. Thus, you must exercise extreme caution while walking, eating, and resting. And, with sufficient planning and physical strength, you can accomplish this expedition.

This trek can be challenging if you are a first-time hiker, especially on the Himalayan trail. Every day, you must walk for at least 5 to 7 hours. The track features multiple ups and downs as well as a steep and challenging path. This journey necessitates good health and physical fitness.

Overcoming the difficulties while crossing Larke La Pass will boost your confidence. You'll return home with memories of the glory you've achieved!

When is the best time to go on a Larke Pass Trek in Manaslu?

Spring (March to May) and autumn (September, October, and November) are the best times to trek the Manaslu region. People believe these seasons to be the best for trekking in Nepal since the weather is mild and the skies are frequently clear. When traveling in the spring and autumn, the weather is more pleasant for trekking and tends to stay more consistent. You may also take in the breathtaking views of the mountains and landscapes because the skies are clear even on the hottest days.

Manaslu, unlike the majority of Nepalese treks, is not a year-long trek. It is not recommended to trek to Manaslu during the monsoon season (June to August) because you will be walking through landslide-prone areas, which can lead to unfortunate health-related circumstances. Or, you might get stuck in the Himalayas for several days as there aren't any means to clear the landslide.

Winter (December to February) is typically cold and snowy. This trek will take you over glacial moraines and the Larkya La Pass. As a result, winter trekking will be challenging. Thus, trekking to Manaslu at this time of year is not recommended.

How much does the 16 Days Manaslu Larke La Pass Trek Package cost?

At Outfitter Nepal, we've spent a lot of time planning an itinerary that would provide you with the best possible experience at the most affordable cost. When it comes to trekking in the Manaslu region, we've made sure to cover all of the services you'll require during the drek, like transportation, accommodation, food, permits, guides, and potters. The trek will undoubtedly be a good deal with the services we offer.

We're a trusted trekking company with over two decades of expertise. Therefore, we've included our trekking experience while establishing the cost and itinerary! For a party of 7-10 persons, the 16-day Manaslu Trek package costs US$ 1025. However, if you have a small party of 2-6 persons, the cost can range from US$ 1075 to US$ 1150.

Nonetheless, we can customize your trekking plan to meet your specific requirements and prolong your days to cover more territory. This would influence the cost of the package, though. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or would like to discuss your plans.

Major Attractions of the Manaslu Larke Pass Trek

Scenic drive from Kathmandu to Sotikhola via Arughat Bazar

From Kathmandu, you drive to Sotikhola via Arughat Bazar, which is a long drive. On the way, you will get to see the countryside view. You catch a glimpse of Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, and Langtang Himal, spectacular views of terraced fields and lush hills as you travel over the slope of Kathmandu Valley. Driving through the Dhadingbesi or Gorkha Bazaar or the Benighat Siurintar are two routes for getting to Arughat Bazaar and continuing to Sotikhola.

Because of the unpaved road after Dhadingbesi, the route is difficult to navigate. The valley opens up for many days north of Arughat, revealing the lovely alpine meadows and little Tibetan-style settlements clustered beneath Manaslu's majestic North Face. The trail travels through Tibetan settlements such as Jagat, Ghap, Bihi, Lhi, Lho, and Shyo, which have prayer wheels and Mani stones lining the streets.

Off-the-beaten trekking experience

Manaslu trekking is different from other treks in Nepal. The trail here is not like any other trekking trail. It is a tougher, rugged, and steep side. You have to trek to the trodden trail and pass through Manaslu Conservation Area. It is home to 110 species of birds, 211 species of butterflies, 33 species of mammals, 2,000 species of flowering plants, and 11 types of forests. You travel the region trekking through this wilderness.

Because of the magnificent views of the mountains, the Manaslu Larke Pass Trek is Nepal's most picturesque trekking trek. There are numerous peaks, and you will travel through the base of some of those high mountain peaks. The Siringi Himal, Himal Chuli, Buddha Himal, Cheo Himal, Ngadi Chuli, Manaslu, Samdo Peak, Manaslu North, Larke Peak, Himlung Himal, and many other geological features that make up the landscape are likewise spectacular.

Less crowded trail to Manaslu Larke Pass Region

During the trek, you come across many isolated settlement areas. The 16 Days Manaslu Larke Pass Trek receives fewer people than other trekking paths in Nepal, such as Everest Base Camp, Annapurna Circuit, Manaslu Circuit, and Poon Hill Trek, due to its isolation, government restrictions, and less popularity.

As we all know, most trekkers dislike being in a crowd while on vacation. This is ideal for trekkers who prefer calm and peaceful exploring the untamed outdoors. You will also get a lot of opportunities to interact with the locals. However, in the peak season, especially in October, you can also find other fellow trekkers.

Prosperous cultural experience in Manaslu

The route you follow during the Manaslu Larke Pass Trek is full of Mani walls, monasteries, prayer wheels, and chortens. The isolation of this region has preserved its culture and tradition for decades. And because of that, you get to experience the practices that are still alive here. Most people here follow Buddhism. Tibetans influence the culture, tradition, and language of locals here. Locals are friendly and kind, don't feel shy to say "hello" to them.

As you pass through the mixed settlement of the people in the Manaslu trek, you will get a unique cultural experience. Buddhists and Hindus coexist in the region. You will learn about Hinduism at the trek start point; then, you will observe Buddhist culture as you progress higher.

The chorten at every village entry, as well as the numerous Mani walls, will astound you. You'll see that the locals are relatively traditional in their attire. On the way to the Larke Pass in the Manaslu Trek, there are large monasteries where monks study Buddhism. This will undoubtedly be a unique cultural experience for you.

Stunning landscape and snow-capped mountain views

The views in this region are unparalleled compared to any other place in Nepal. The raw, untouched nature and ruins of villages are like paradise, where only you and the Himalayas are left behind. There are stunning views of snow-capped mountains like Mt. Annapurna, Ganesh Himal, Langtang Himal, Himal Chuli, Ngadi Chuli, Simnang Himal, Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, and many others. Getting this close to the Himalayas is surely one of the best feelings in the world.

Simply put any nature and culture enthusiast should visit the Manaslu region. The journey will expose you to a plethora of completely new experiences that you only get to see once in a lifetime.

Crossing Larke La Pass

Trekkers are becoming more and more familiar with the Larke La Pass. The "Larke La pass," which is the highest point of the Manaslu hike and is located at a height of 5,160 meters, is regarded as one of the most challenging passes in the Himalayas. You can have some of the most exhilarating Himalayan experiences of your life by trekking the Manaslu circuit. The path up the pass is challenging, and it can put your resolve and tenacity to the test multiple times. But once you get to the top, there are no words to adequately describe the view you get to see or the sense of accomplishment you get to experience. You must personally witness that.

ItineraryTrip day to day detail itinerary

Upon your arrival at the Kathmandu International Airport, our team representative will pick you up from the arrival gate and take you to your designated hotel. The rest of the day is free. So, you can take your time to settle down, rest and look around. If you have time and energy, you can explore Thamel's streets. It's an exciting mix of cafes, restaurants, bars, pubs, clubs, handicraft stores, trekking gear shops, tattoo studios, and so on.

Note: Preparing a permit for this restricted area takes a whole day. You'll require 4 distinct permit documents, which we'll go through later. So, you need to turn in your passport and visa on this day to get the permits on time.

  • Max. Altitude: 1350m/4429ft
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel

Today, after having breakfast, you go on a guided sightseeing tour of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You'll be visiting 4 main tourist attractions of Kathmandu, Boudhnath Stupa (the largest Buddhist Stupa of Nepal), Pashupatinath Temple (the grand Hindu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva), Kathmandu Durbar Square (an old Royal Palace rich with traditional Nepali architecture), and Swayambhunath (one of the holiest Buddhist shrine situated at a hilltop). These sites will present you rich culture and history of Nepal.

In the evening, you can go for last-minute shopping if you require anything for the trek.

  • Max. Altitude: 1350m/4429ft
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel

Your trek to Manaslu Larke Pass begins from Soti Khola. To start, we'll take a direct local bus to Sotikhola via Arughat Bazaar. It takes around 8-10 hours by local bus. The bus leaves from Gongabu bus park, Kathmandu, in the morning at 6 am and 8 am. The road is fine till Dhading Besi, but after onward, the road is bumpy and dusty, but you will enjoy the landscapes, rivers, and villages. You'll rest in a lodge at Soti Khola for the night

  • Max. Altitude: 710m/2329ft
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Elevation Loss: 640m/2100ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

Early in the morning, we set out for Machha Khola from Soti Khola, which takes 6-7 hours of hiking. You travel through the countryside today, passing paddy fields, waterfalls, and remote communities with houses with brown slate roofs. You will cross several streams and pass by waterfalls and reach Lapu Besi. Then, after crossing a suspension bridge over the Budi Gandaki River, you'll continue on a rocky zigzag trail to Machha Khola, where you'll stay the night.

  • Max. Altitude: 900m/2952ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 190m/623ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours: 6-7 hours
  • Walking Distance: 15km/9.3mi

Crossing Machha Khola, the trail heads to Khorla Bensi. From here, you trek and reach Tatopani. The valley sides are steep until they are impassable, and the route then switches to the left bank through a suspension bridge. The trail is quite exposed and challenging in some places. You will reach Dovan and head to Lauri. Further, crossing a river on a suspension bridge, you ascend to Jagat. It takes 7 hours from Machha Khola for you to reach Jagat, where you spend the night at a mountain lodge.

  • Max. Altitude: 1340m/4396ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 440m/1443ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours: 6-7 hours
  • Walking Distance: 22km/13.7mi

After a warm breakfast early in the morning, we start the 7-hour hike from Jagat to Deng. Today you will traverse through the villages of Salleri, Sirdibas, and Ghatta Khola, decorated with Buddhist prayer flags, and cross the suspension bridges several times. After passing the river at Eklee Bhatti, the trail proceeds through a tangle of bamboo trees until it reaches Deng Khola. After crossing the river, we arrive in Deng, where we will spend the night in a teahouse. The dining room's fireplace is a great location to warm yourself and chat with other trekkers. Enjoy some time before you go to sleep.

  • Max. Altitude: 1860m/6102ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 520m/1706ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours: 6-7 hours
  • Walking Distance: 19km/11.8mi

You will cross Budi Gandaki multiple times today as you travel to Namrung. Along the route, you'll see ancient gompas and a stunning mountain view. You'll eventually get to a suspension bridge where you can see the Budhi Gandaki flowing under a completely natural stone arch. The trail is a little dangerous because it crosses landslide zones. After lunch, we resume the hike to Namrung from Ghap. After a rocky walk and a steady climb up a magnificent stone staircase, we reach Namrung, a Buddhist village. The entire hike takes eight hours. Treat yourself to some delectable food and Wi-Fi at Namrung's top mountain lodges, tea shops, and eateries.

  • Max. Altitude: 2630m/8629ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 770m/2526ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours: 16km/10mi
  • Walking Distance: 6-7 hours

After admiring the Himalayas in the morning, the trail ascends through a lush, green forest to Lihi village. Before reaching Samagaon, you must go through the remote towns of Sho, Lho, and Shyala. The eighth-highest mountain in the world, Mt. Manaslu, will be the first thing you see when you get to Lho.

Trekking on a winding path, you pass through the inner Himalayan range. On the way, you witness mountain views of Rupinala Pass, Mt. Manaslu, Gorkha Himal, Dwijen Himal, Saula Himal, Lajing Peak, and many others. With the increase in altitude, the vegetation begins to decrease. You finish your day's adventure (7-hour hike) when you get to Sama Gaon.

  • Max. Altitude: 3530m/11,578ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 900m/2950ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours: 6-7 hours
  • Walking Distance: 12km/7.5mi

We spend a day acclimatizing at Sama Gaon in order to adjust successfully to the rising altitude and falling oxygen content of the air. Even if you haven't yet displayed any altitude sickness symptoms, please take the acclimatization carefully. A rest day does not, however, entail spending the entire day in bed. You must move your body. Thus, a brief day hike is advised. 

Explore the village and its nearby areas. You can hike to the east of Nubri Valley, near Pungyen Gumba, with a packed lunch. Alternatively, if you're feeling daring, you can hike to the Manaslu Base Camp and back. Manaslu Base Camp offers excellent views of Samdo, Nagdi Chuli, Simnang Himal, Manaslu glacier, Manaslu ice fall, and Birendra Kunda, an ice lake near the Manaslu Base Camp.

  • Max. Altitude: 3530m/11,578ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

Today, after breakfast in Sama Gaon, we set out on the journey across the yak farms. We'll come across a few more mani walls as the valley opens. You'll be in awe of the breathtaking mountain scenery as you go. Before ascending to the site where the Budhi Gandaki splits into two forks, we continue to descend and cross a wooden bridge across the river. We'll keep going through the deserted path and windy valley till we get to Samdo village, which we'll do after going under a stone archway. We eat lunch in Samdo, where we also spend the night. After the 4-hour journey to Samdo, the rest of the day is yours to spend however you like.

The Tibetan border is just four kilometers away from Samdo, but visitors are not allowed to pass the border. This place is an excellent viewpoint for Mt. Manaslu, Samdo, Nagdi Chuli, Simnang Himal, Manaslu glacier, Manaslu ice fall, and several other peaks.

  • Max. Altitude: 3860m/12,660ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 330m/1082ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours: 4-5 hours
  • Walking Distance: 8km/5mi

We start our hike with a tour of the Larke Bazaar, a temporary Tibetan market, after enjoying a great Tibetan breakfast in Samdo. Seasonal fairs are held for the local folks at Larke Bazaar, and people bring goods from Tibet to sell them here. Beginning your journey, you pass a wooden bridge and two streams while catching a glimpse of the Larkye Glacier. After completing the Salka Khola Valley section of the trek, you will arrive in Dharamshala, also known as the Larkya La Phedi (base of Larkya La Pass).

Along the way, there are a few historic monasteries that you pass. Larkye La Phedi is reached after a four-hour journey, where you enjoy lunch, unwind in the evening, and spend the night amidst stunning mountain vistas and blue sheep grazing on bare hillsides.

  • Max. Altitude: 4460m/14,632ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 600m/1968ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours: 4-5 hours
  • Walking Distance: 8km/5mi

It is going to be a tough trekking day as you will cross Larkya La Pass at 5106 meters. You begin trekking early in the morning. The trail ascends through the rocky and winding path and takes you to the top of the pass. From the top, you will enjoy gorgeous sunrise along with views of Larkya Peak, Mt. Manaslu, Ratna Chuli, Cheo Himal, and many other snow-capped mountains. From here, you descend through a rock and icy path and reach Bimthang. 

It takes eight hours to ascend and return down the opposite side, which is both taxing and rewarding. After having lunch in Phedi, we continue on to Bimthang for the night.

  • Max. Altitude: 5135m/16,847ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 675m/2214ft
  • Elevation Loss: 1545m/5068ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours: 8-9 hours
  • Walking Distance: 16km/10mi

Today, the Manaslu Trek takes you out of Bhimthang and across a high grassland before you descend the Burdin Khola valley. You descend into a rhododendron forest after crossing the Dudh Khola's headwaters on a bridge. From there, you continue on the trail through a little valley until you reach Karche, the highest cultivated area in this valley at 2,785 meters. You reach Tilje after navigating a waterway. The journey to Dharapani from there is uphill for an hour. 7 hours pass from the time you check out of your hotel in the morning until you arrive at Dharapani on today's hike.

  • Max. Altitude: 1963m/6434ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Loss: 1627m/5334ft.
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours: 6-7 hours
  • Walking Distance: 20km/12.4mi

On your last hiking day of this Manaslu Larke La Pass 16 Days Trekking journey, you follow the classic Annapurna Circuit trail backward; you descend along the bank of Dudh Khola and Marshyangdi River. Annapurna region begins where the Manaslu region ends, so you get to see and hike the first stretch of the Annapurna Circuit as well while on your Manaslu trek. Further, trekking through lovely villages and terraced fields, you reach Jagat.

  • Max. Altitude: 1340m/4396ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Loss: 623m/2044ft.
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours: 5-6 hours
  • Walking Distance: 16km/9.9mi

The trekking trip to Manaslu Larke La Pass is now complete. After having breakfast, we drive to Kathmandu. We board a local bus to Kathmandu after traveling by local vehicle from Jagat to Beshishar. You'll have to make a lengthy, exhausting drive of about nine hours to get back to Kathmandu's crowded streets. To make it bearable for you, the drive will be scenic and goes along the banks of the Marshyangdi and Trishuli rivers with splendid views of green hills, mountains, farming terraces, and colorful villages on both sides of the road

  • Max. Altitude: 1350m/4429ft
  • Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 10m/33ft
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel

Our airport representative will drop you at the airport as per your flight departure time and bid you our last goodbye. Have a pleasant trip back home.

If you want to take other tours in Nepal such as Chitwan Jungle Safari, Bardia Jungle Safari, Pokhara Tour or Lumbini tour then you can start from today and do let us know if you want to take any tour as we also arrange those tours.

  • Meals: Breakfast
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What's Included
  • Airport transfers.
  • 3 night hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast.
  • A day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner) on trek.
  • Ground transportation by local bus.
  • Accommodations in lodges on trek.
  • Required trekking permtis and fees.
  • A guide and porters (1 porter for each 2 trekkers and a porter carry about 20-22 Kg mean about 10-12 kg from each trekkers).
  • Salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transportation and insurance for guide and porter.
  • Arrangement of emergency helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance company.
  • Sleeping bag, down jacket & duffel bag (if needed).
  • Seasonal fruits after dinner as a dessert.
  • Well-equipped first aid kit, oximeter.
  • Farewell dinner on the last night in Kathmandu.
  • Trip Achievement Awards for your lifetime memories.
  • Outfitter Nepal Company T-short, Camp, and Trekking map.
  • In case of emergency: A helicopter service will be arranged and paid through your travel insurance
  • All the government Tax, Vat, and service charges.
What's not Included
  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu).
  • Your Travel insurance (compulsory).
  • Meals (lunch & dinner in Kathmandu).
  • Your personal expenses, drink water, hot and cold drinks & bar bills.
  • Laundry, telephone, hot shower & internet charge.
  • Entrances Fees while visiting Kathmandu on second day.
  • Tips for the guide and staff.
  • Anything not mentioned in included section.
Add-Ons & Options

Outfitter Nepal Treks and Expedition introduces an extensive selection of add-ons that you can add to the standard trekking packages at the time of checkout. These premium add-on options are designed to customize your trips according to your liking without any hassle. Add an extra night’s accommodation in Kathmandu or a private vehicle to the trailhead with just a couple of clicks. Enjoy your Manaslu Larke Pass trip to the fullest with our tailor-made add-ons!

Extra Night in Kathmandu: Need accommodation for extra nights in Kathmandu? Add a single room for $45 per night and a double room for $50 per night in a 3-star hotel with breakfast.

Single Supplement: Want some privacy during the trek? You can now get a whole room to yourself at teahouses and lodges during the entire journey by paying an extra $300. By adding this add-on, you no longer have to share your teahouse room with fellow trekkers. 

Kathmandu to Soti Khola in a Private Vehicle: Not a fan of bus rides? Now, you can travel in comfort from Kathmandu to Soti Khola (the starting point of the trek) in a private jeep for an additional cost of $190. Travel at your own pace with frequent stops to admire the scenery along the way. Extra bonus for a group, you can share the Jeep fare amongst each other. 

Jagat to Kathmandu in a Private Vehicle: Bus rides at the end of the trek can be exhausting, especially when you’re already worn out from several days of hiking. Book a private jeep from Jagat (the end point of the trek) to Kathmandu for just $230 instead. Share the Jeep fare among your group members for a reduced rate.

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  6. Click on “Checkout.”
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Starts:FRIDAYMAR 29, 2024
Ends:SATURDAYAPR 13, 2024
PRICE (Per Person)US$1075
AvailabilityAvailable
  • We have fixed departure dates for the Manaslu Larke Pass Trek. So, select a date and book the trip. If your preferred date isn't listed or if you're more than 10 people, please contact us for a group price and further booking process.
  • The Manaslu Larke La Pass Trek comes under a restricted trekking area in Nepal. There should be a minimum of 2 trekkers to arrange the trip. If you're traveling alone, please let us know, as we might pair you up with a group.
  • The available dates are available to book, and closed dates are closed for booking as we already have enough bookings for the date.
Useful InformationGood to know before you travel

Maximum altitude of the trek

High in the northern Himalayan area of Nepal, the Manaslu region borders Tibet. During this trek, you trek through the Manaslu Conservation Area, with an elevation range of 600 meters to 8,163 meters, which is home to Nepal's eighth-highest peak, Mt. Manaslu. However, Larke La Pass is the trek's highest point at 5,106 meters (16,752 feet) above sea level. The altitude is high enough for acute mountain sickness (AMS), so take all measures to prevent it.

Transportation to and from the trailhead

The starting and finishing points of the Manaslu Larke Pass Trekking route are connected to the capital city via a road. Our package includes transportation from Kathmandu to Soti Khola, the journey's starting point. Since the journey lasts 8–9 hours and is on challenging, sporadically black-topped, and off-road terrain, it can be a touch beyond your comfort zone. After the trek is over, we also handle your transportation from Dharapani to Kathmandu.

We can arrange a private jeep to take you from Kathmandu to Soti Khola for an additional US$460, making the trip more comfortable.

Accommodations during the trek

Depending on the height, this 16-day Manaslu Trek offers basic lodges and teahouses. Lower elevations are more likely to have lodges, while higher elevations are more likely to have teahouses. In addition to comfortable beds with mattresses, pillows, and warm blankets, the teahouses also provide amenities like cold or hot showers (for an extra charge) and free Wi-Fi (when available). Typically, a modest room with two beds is shared by two people. If you plan a trip with us, you won't have to worry about accommodations. We arrange all necessary lodging and meals for our tour package.

We can also help you locate a high-end hotel and teahouse that is within your budget. Our circuit trekking comprises luxury and premium hotels and lodges in select locations, in addition to affordable hotel and lodge accommodations.

Washroom and Toiletries

In the lower parts of the trekking journey, you might find an attached bathroom with a western toilet. However, as private attached bathrooms are hard to find at high altitudes, it's ideal if you're comfortable using common restrooms with Asian-style squat toilets. Bring your own toiletries for hygienic reasons. You'll have a running water supply, though.

Most teahouses on the Manaslu Trek offer hot baths; some may charge extra for this service. We urge you to use as little water as possible because there may be a water shortage at higher altitudes. Showering is often not an option because it is so cold up there, especially in the winter.

Meals on the trail

We handpick the best hotels, resorts, and restaurants, ensuring that the food is fresh, healthy, and delicious. We recommend Dal Bhat, a Nepalese cuisine that provides enough carbohydrates and protein for your body. You'll get plenty of protein from the lentils, beans, and pulses soup. Seasonal vegetables will also be served in the guest's home, providing additional nutrients to your body.

You can sample other menu items, including Momo (dumplings), locally grown Barley, Buckwheat, Millet, and Corn Roti (Bread), noodles, sandwiches, bakery products, tea, coffee, and more. Buckwheat, millet, and barley are high-fiber cereals that are also nutritionally dense.

Guides and Potters

If you're considering doing the Manaslu trek without a guide, you should reconsider it. The Nepalese Government has mandated that all international trekkers obtain a permit. Because the Manaslu region is also one of the Government's prohibited regions, trekking without a guide is impossible. Tsum Valley, Larke La Pass, and Manaslu Base Camp are among the hiking routes that share boundaries with Tibet. As a result, permits are required for certain trekking routes, including Manaslu Larke Pass.

Hiring an experienced guide is the best way to ensure your safety on the Larke Pass Trek. At Outfitter Nepal, we always encourage choosing qualified, licensed guides; this trek is no exception! A knowledgeable guide will be familiar with both the path and local weather patterns, as well as how to respond to them. In the event of an emergency, a skilled guide is also conversant with first aid and the best procedures. We can tell you that your trip to the Larke Pass will be both pleasant and fun with the help of our expert guides at Outfitter Nepal!

Similarly, we also have young, fit potters who will carry the supplies for trekkers (one potter for two trekkers). Make sure your personal stuff weighs at most 10 kg because a potter can only carry a maximum of 20-22 kilos. Additionally, you should bring a compact daypack for your necessities because porters might not always be strolling behind you.

Packing List

Carry only what's absolutely necessary. It will be difficult for you and the potters to carry big loads at such heights for several weeks. Ensure your luggage's total weight is no more than 10 kg.

You'll need the following equipment to make your travels more convenient:

  • Trekking Boots
  • Sandals/Crocs
  • Few pairs of undergarments
  • Several pairs of socks
  • High-quality down jacket and pant
  • Thermal wears
  • T-shirts and trousers
  • Fleece jacket
  • Trekking pole
  • Backpack and daypack
  • A pair of gloves
  • Woollen hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Water bottles
  • Water purification tablets
  • Regular medications and first-aid kit
  • Toiletries
  • Energy bars

Permits Required

To go on a trekking expedition in Manaslu, you will need to obtain a specific permit because it is a restricted area in the Himalayas. The Manaslu trekking permit is a little more expensive than other popular Himalayan trekking trips.

The season determines the cost of a special Restricted Area Permit for the Manaslu trek. During the autumn season, the special permit costs US$ 70 for the first seven days and US$ 10 per day for any additional days spent in the zone. During the spring season, it costs US$ 50 for the first seven days and US$ 7 per day for additional days.

You'll need an MCAP (Manaslu Conservation Area Project) permit and also an ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) permit because we'll be trekking in the Annapurna region as well. In addition to those, you will require a TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) card.

At Outfitter Nepal, we make sure you receive all of these permits without any hassle!

FAQsManaslu Larke Pass Trek - 16 Days frequently asked questions
  • As per our Manaslu Larke Pass Trek itinerary, it is 16 days long. During these 16 days, you stay overnight in several different villages. The itinerary includes your arrival, departure, preparation in Kathmandu, and rest days in between the trek. This is our standard itinerary. However, we are always open to making tailor-made Manaslu Trek. In this, you can share the number of days you want to include in the itinerary if you have any particular places to spend the night or things you want to do. We will try our best to make a perfect package for you. We also have 14 Days Manaslu Circuit Trek as well as Manaslu 12 Days Trekking Itinerary

  • Although the Larke Pass Trek is one of Nepal's most difficult hiking routes, it is fully achievable. However, to complete this walk, you must maintain a particular degree of physical and mental fitness. Keep an eye out! Because this is a high-altitude trek, you risk developing Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). It's also important to be extra careful while on the trail to avoid any injuries or sickness, which might end the trek no matter how insignificant it is, as there are no proper healthcare services in the high Himalayas.

  • The Annapurna Circuit is, in a similar way, a stunning trekking location. The only distinction is that Manaslu is farther away from civilization than Annapurna and has less traveled off-the-beaten-path pathways. Therefore, Manaslu offers a genuine trekking experience. Manaslu is the place to go if you want to see the distant Himalayas with fewer people and more environment.

  • For hikers traveling above 3000 meters, altitude sickness, often known as acute mountain sickness (AMS), is a major concern. While each person experiences AMS differently, frequent symptoms include lightheadedness, fatigue, difficulty breathing, headaches, and loss of appetite. The symptoms can be managed by having enough water, sleeping, and eating a healthy diet. If the patient's condition deteriorates, they should be moved immediately to a lower elevation. The patient may be flown in an emergency to a hospital in Pokhara or Kathmandu. The best ways to avoid AMS are enough acclimatization, a healthy diet, consistent hydration, and enough sleep. Avoid alcohol at all costs while ascending because it dehydrates your body.

  • There's no processed drinking water supply in the Himalayas. The locals drink water from natural sources. You'll get to buy bottled water, but we advise you to bring a water bottle and fill it with hot water at teahouses instead of buying single-use plastic bottled water. If you are concerned about the quality of the water served at tea houses, you may also pack a water bottle with a built-in filtering system and fill it up on the way. Alternatively, get some water-purifying tablets and cleanse the water yourself before drinking.

  • You can charge the batteries in your gadgets for a little fee in the tea shops you pass along the way. The tea house where you spend the night may provide the service without charge. Lighting a place and recharging batteries are both made possible by solar energy. Low sunshine levels could cause a power outage. The best choice is to carry extra batteries or a power bank. Use your devices sparingly and keep them near to your body to keep them warm, as batteries deplete more quickly in the cold.

  • The remoteness of the Manaslu region may make communication difficult. However, some teahouses charge an extra cost for Wi-Fi connections (often with poor or limited coverage). We recommend taking an NCell or NTC 4G SIM so that you can use the internet until the phone signals are received. The NTC network performance is better in the Manaslu Region than NCell.

  • Sadly, solo hikers are not permitted in the Manaslu area. The Manaslu Conservation Area is a restricted region that requires special authorization, a qualified trekking guide, and a minimum of two trekkers in order to hike. The Manaslu Circuit hike takes you around this area. Since it is a relatively new trekking area, few people opt for the challenging, high-altitude trip. If the crowd is your concern, you don't have to worry about it.

  • Unfortunately, the trekking routes up Manaslu don't have any ATMs. The best thing to do is to take out some cash from Kathmandu before departing on your journey. Make careful to convert any foreign currency into Nepali rupees before the hike.

  • At Outfitter Nepal, we offer the most affordable prices for fully inclusive tours with no hidden expenses. We guarantee your safety, enjoyment, and unforgettable adventure memories. We are quite proud of our status as an environmentally conscious trekking company. We make sure trekkers who travel with us to the Manaslu region do not trash on the trail. We also make an effort to practice sustainable tourism by shopping locally and employing locals wherever possible.

Client ReviewsTravelers talk about Outfitter Nepal
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    PeterCCastleIndia,April 02, 2023
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    Superb professional outfit - pick them if you want a guided trek

    Fantastic professional agency. They jumped on board to help the two of us with our three pass trek: Manaslu Circuit, Nar Phu (exiting via Kang La) and then finishing on the Annapurna Circuit.

    Hom was our guide and you couldn’t ask for a nicer or more professional guide. He looked after us at every step, especially as we went over some of the hairier bits of Manaslu Circuit.

    I have no complaints at all, they were up front and straightforward with the pricing and gave us a great deal as it was off season.

    They also managed things like getting refunds from flights that we had booked, but ended up not using.

    Seriously, these guys are a safe pair of hands and lovely people.

    Pick them!

    TripAdvisor
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