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Duration:-22 days

Starts from:-Arughat, Dhading /Gorkha

Finishes at:- Dharapani/ Beshisahar

Best months:- March, April and May

                      September, October and November.

Trip Highlight

  An incredible Manaslu trek provides distinctive itinerary links the trek around Manaslu with a pass through of the northern Annapurna range.” You come up to the foot of the North Face of Manaslu and crossing two remote passes; the Larkya pass (5,135m/16,847ft), is one of Nepal's best-kept secrets. You are there offered with a stunning panorama and finest aspects of spectacular massifs. Your Manaslu trek begins in the ancient town of Kathmandu; from where you will catch a bus to Aarughat and follows the meandering Budhi- Gandaki River northwards to the village of Deng. Although quite board initially, the valley soon narrows down and you soon find that you are clambering high above the river on fantastic paths which cling precariously to the hillsides. This part of Nepal sees only a handful of trekkers each year and you can expect the trails to be less crowded. As you progress further northwards the valley opens up to reveal delightful alpine meadows and small Tibetan villages that are found in a cluster beneath sweeping North Face of Manaslu. You continue through Jagat, Gap Pu and Sho, typical Tibetan villages with rows of the prayer wheels and Mani stones. The trail eventually reaches Samagaon, the largest and most important village of this region. This is a key staging post for expedition teams attempting to climb Manaslu and the mountain from here is outstanding. Important Note and Optional Activities .Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with All Trekkers Team. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the mentioned itinerary; however, as this is adventure travel in remote mountain region, we cannot guarantee it! Weather conditions, health condition of a member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but You shall be flexible if required.

Day 1 Arrive in Kathmandu

Your arrival in Kathmandu, Our official representative will greet and meet you at Airport and transfer you to any standard Hotel …. or similar category hotel. You will have leisure time, followed by an evening welcome dinner at a typical Nepalese Restaurant. Overnight in Kathmandu (1,000m/).  

Day 2 Sightseeing and pre-trip meeting about you entire Manaslu trek.

Overnight in Kathmandu (1,000m/. Half- of the day will be spent on guided city tours (tour includes Kathmandu Durbar Square, Syambunath Stupa, Pashupati Nath Temple - (Hindu Temple and Buddhist Stupa) - The biggest Buddha Stupa in ancient Kathmandu). In the afternoon we will do pre-trip discussion of the trek.

Day 3 Drive Kathmandu to Aarughat: 8/9 hrs

Early morning we leave Kathmandu for our trek to Manaslu. Drive by local bus to Aarughat through the beautiful Nepalese countryside. Aarughat is the largest village of this river basin. Explore the surrounding area and overnight in Aarughat (550m/1,804ft).

Day 4 Aarughat to Soti Khola: 6-7 hours

Our trek follows the river Budhi Gandaki toward its point of origin. We pass the village of Morder and Simre to reach Arkhet bazar. After Arkheat you ascend slowly toward Kyoropani. Camp today near the confluence of Soti Khola - an ideal place to take a fresh water bath. Overnight in Soti Khola(Stream) (750m/.

Day 5 Soti Khola to Machha Khola: 7-8 hours

The trail descends slowly until you climb again to mountain ridge to Almara. Pass the forest trail to arrive at Riden Gaon. The valley here cuts into another side of the river to enter Budhi Gandaki. At Lapubensi, the trail follows down to the sandy riverbed of Budhi Gandaki. Camp tonight at Machha khola (River) (890m/) will be more interesting.

Day 6 Machha Khola to Jagat: 6-7 hours

Cross Machha River and head upstream along the river's edge. After crossing Khola besi, there is a hot spring called "Tatopani". The trail follows forested area after this toward Doban. Below Doban, there is a huge rapid at Budhi Gandaki. As the elevation increases, the rapids and the scenery undergoes a complete transformation. Overnight in Jagat (1,350m/).

Day 7 Jagat to Deng: 6-7 hours

Ascend a rocky ridge up to Salleri then to Sertibas makes energetic today. The trace follows the best and new route to Manaslu via Ngyak. Then the trail goes ahead to Ganesh Himal Base Camp. Later on, the trail reaches to Serson. Now the trail enters a steep uninhabited gorge and descends through grassy slopes dotted with tall Pine trees via Budhi Gandaki. Further on, the tiny village Deng comes after crossing a bamboo forest and Deng Khola. Overnight in Deng (1,960m/).

Day 8 Deng to Ghap: 5-6 hours

After breakfast today you cross Budhi Gandaki again and climb up, pass a waterfall, cross a stream, and continue to climb ahead to Shringi Khola; cross it and reach Ghap. Overnight in Ghap (2,380m/).

Day 9 Ghap to Namrung: 4-5 hours

The path crosses over Budhi Gandaki enters woods then it climbs up to Budhi Gandaki valley. The trek climbs over a big rock, continues up through deep fir and rhododendron forest, and then enters Namrung. So we have Overnight in Namrung(2,700m/).

Day 10 Namrung to Sama Gaun: 4-5 hours

Today we follow to Nupri region; the trail passes Barcham and crosses Hinan Khola and reaches to Sho. The trail then follows to Lho and drops down across Damonan Khola. We take  ascend again to a plateau at Shya La. Crossing a ridge the trail descends onto a rock - strewn moraine we go onto a ridge over looking pastures and fields of Sama Gaon. The Sama Gaun (Gompa) is nestled against a wooded moraine at the end of the valley. We spend the night in Sama Gaun (3,360m/).

Day 11 Sama Gaun: Acclimatization day

Today is rest day or acclimatization: You can spend the day taking a day walk hike to lake, monastery or by relaxing and exploring Sama Gompa village. This is big Tibetan community. You will see fabulous view of Manaslu. Overnight in Sama Gompa/Gaun

Day 12 Sama Gompa to Samdo: 3-4 hours

Descend to Budhi Gandaki and to Manaslu Base Camp today. The Larkya La trail passes several Mani walls and reaches Kermo Kharka. The trail then climbs steeply to find Samdo nestled behind a ridge. Overnight in Samdo (3,780m/).

Day 13 Samdo to Larkya Rest House/Dharma Shaala: 4-5 hours

Go further on to Larkya La. The trail forwards and climbs in and out of the gorge and reaches the only shelter on the route to the pass, Larkya Rest House (Dharma Shaala) will be an overnight station in Larkya Rest House (4,200m/

Day 14 Larkya Rest House o Larkya La to Bimtang: 7-8 hours

Today you have very early breakfast and start. The trail reaches at the top of the moraine at 4,700m (15,420ft) and climbs steeply to the pass at 5,135m. Then the trail descends to Bimtang (" Plain of Sand" in Tibetan Language). This huge valley surrounded by high peaks. Overnight at Bimtang (2,200m/).

Day 15 Bimtang to Bagarchhap: 7-8 hours

The trek descends to Dudh(milk) Khola and reaches Gho crossing Pine and Rhododendron forests. At the foot of the valley, part of Lamjung Peak above the Marsyangdi valley comes into sight. The trail continues to Bagarchhap via Tilje and Thonje villages. Overnight in Bagarchhap (1,992m/).

Day 16 Dharapani to Duwn hill upto Chyange.

The trek starting from today is climbing down. Walking down hill for about 4/5 hrs. , we make our over night stay at Chyamje.

Day 17 Chyamje to Syange .

It’s today another down-hill trek for 5/6 hrs. We will have panoramic view while we get back. Stay very comfortable night at Syange.

Day 18 Syange to Bensishahar;

Today the last day trek of this Manaslu Pass Trekking. We reach up to very popular city of Lamjung called Bensisahar. We will have some views if the time allows us after our arrival to Besishahar is earlier. Over night at Beshishahar.

Day 19 An interesting drive to Pokhara:

After finishing the trek today we will catch the bus to Pokhara to have a glimpse around the naturally city – Pokhara. On the way to Pokhara too, we will get amused by infatuation of various land- escape with full of nature.

Day 20 Pokhara to Kathmandu:

After we view Pokhara Valley, we return to Kathmandu either by Plane or bus. Rest and overnight in Kathmandu with exciting dinner among trek team organized by us.

Day 21 Shoping or seeing over night in Kathmandu.

Day 22 Fly back to your home country.

We will see you off at the airport to bid farewell.

Trip Cost Includes

  • All airport/hotel transfers
  • (standard) hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • All accommodation and meals during the trek
  • A full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley including tour guide and transport
  • Domestic flights and airport departure taxes
  • An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), assistant trek guide and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • Rescue arrangement service

Trip Cost Does Not Include

  • Nepal visa fee
  • Airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu/City
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters

Meals

Very standard and according to the availability and place variety.

Acclimatization

Our Manaslu Larky Pass Trek itinerary is planned with high concentration and awareness of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). Going up too fast causes a medical condition serious enough to kill. The higher the altitude the less is the oxygen is in air. For example, there is 50% less oxygen than of the sea level. Your body needs some days to adapt to this less air environment. So for a safe trek, it is absolutely essential to allow sufficient time for acclimatization. Sensible planning is therefore required to minimize the risk of AMS. We advise specially the guest(s) with known heart, lungs or blood diseases to consult their doctor before traveling. Mild headaches, fever, loss of appetite or stomach disorder are symptoms of AMS.

Leader(s) and Staff Arrangements

The most significant thing that makes your Manaslu trek successful, enjoyable and memorable is by the skilled, experienced, courteous and helpful trek leader and the crew members with ability of operating your days in the mountain smoothly. Your trip will be led by the best and most professional leaders. All of our trekking leaders are carefully selected on the basis of their appropriate experience, leadership skills and personal aptitude. With an objective of sustaining local communities All Trekkers Team supplies only Nepalese staffs that have adequate knowledge about culture, ecosystem, flora, fauna, geography, and history of Nepal. Trek leaders of ATTm are also trained with and educated on potential medical issues during their trek, biodiversity and environmental issues, English language, etc:.
  • Intensive Wilderness First Aid
  • Trekking Guide Training
  • English Language
  • Conservation and Biodiversity
  • Rock climbing, Ice Climbing and Mountaineering (for expedition leaders)
 

The Trekking Group

For the Manaslu Larkya Pass trek, there will be one guide, assistant guide and Sherpa porters for luggage carrying (2 trekkers:1 porter) This arrangement ensures that should any body in the group is sick, the trip can still go ahead as planned. We can run the Manaslu Larkyapass trek for group of any size, but generally have a maximum of twelve people, as we've found this to be the optimum size for a successful trip. However, if you'd like to make a group booking for more than twelve people together, we can arrange this too.

Porter Care:

Though often overlooked, it's not only saying. The whole trekking and expedition companies in Nepal are built on the back of hard working local porters. It is their tireless efforts carrying supplies, equipment and baggage that make journey to these remote areas possible. So it's very petty of them that they are happening to catch a history of exploitation and abuse at the hands of the industry. In an effort to combat this, we are firmly committed to porter rights. We assure all our porters are to be well treated, well paid and we provide the level of shelter, clothing and footwear. Porters who become sick are to be treated with the same care, attention as other team members - to rescue porters from dangerous situations is our duty. And for the porter's sake we inform that all trekkers keep their luggage bag weighed under 15kgs. Thus we support the working conditions of the porters  

Health and Experience Required :

Walking in this high land of Mountain Region usually require maximum 6-8 hours of walking everyday; Climbing to the high mountain are the challenging section of your adventure and need long hours of walking. You should be prepared max 14 Km of walking or jogging exercise everyday 1 month before your Trek starts because you are walking on high altitude. And also you must need a positive attitude and a strong determination; previous hiking/camping experience preferred and no technical experience need.

Travel Insurance:

It is a condition of joining any of our trips that be protected against comprehensive expenses potential to incur due to medial issues or accidents (to include air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs). Please mind that we don't arrange or sell insurance.