Manaslu Larkya La pass trek .is the challenging trek that rewards you the perfect combination of the unsurpassed Himalayan beauty, rich cultural heritage and the biological diveIn this trek you experience the real Nepalese rustic lifestyle and culture, wilderness of the nature as well as the superb view of the Mt. Manaslu along with other mountains.A genuine adventure, because following the ancient salt-trade-route of Tibet along the Budhi Gandaki River, the trail passes through the subtropical jungle at lower elevation and the Himalayan foothills to the high, freezing and demanding Larkya La Pass above 5000m; offering everything that classic treks in Nepal have to offer.The trail, starting from Arughat or Gorkha, is rated as arduous but the rewards of experiencing Nepal's rich cultural diversity first hand are hugely satisfying.
The Larkya La pass is the most dramatic pass over the Himalayas. Manaslu trekking traverses a large elevation range, coming from the lower valley before climbing to high Himalayan passes. There are very basic tea houses, along with basic accommodations and basic foods available on this route, so we will have to prepare for that. After the pass, the trail drops down to Dharapani, which is en route to the Annapurna Circuit, then ends in Besisahar from which we will drive back to Kathmandu.
Our Everest Buddha Treks office staff will pick you from Tribhuvan International Airport and drop you to hotel. We will briefly explain the whole trip with every details and overnight at hotel.
On this day, we visit UNESCO listed world heritage sites including holy Pashupatinath Temple which is biggest pilgrimage site for hindus, Boudhanath Stupa & Swayambhunath which are pilgrimage site for Buddhist and Kathmandu Durbar Square which is full of arts and culture with wood carving on it. We move back to hotel for rest and overnight.
After breakfast, we will leave hotel and head to Arughat. It is 6 hours drive but takes around 7-8 hours to reach due to stop by for lunch and refreshment along with photo-shoot with wonderful scenery along the way. After we reach there, we will be staying at hotel for overnight.
Soti Khola is the destination set for the day. The actual trekking begins today. We first cross the bridge across the Budhi Gandaki River and head north, following the west bank of the river. The trail, passing through Mangaltar and Shanti Bazaar, accompanied by millet and rice field is fairly easy up till the Arkhet River. As we cross the suspension bridge over the Arkhet River, the trail gets steeper and difficult. We further walk up towards Keurenipani. From Keurenipani, the trail starts to descend to Soti Khola. From here, crossing a few suspension bridges, we finally reach Soti Khola. The night will either be spent in a tented camp or a basic teahouse in Soti Khola.
Today, your day starts few up and downs from Soti Khola towards north of the valley. There are few farm terraces along the way and also passing through the Sal forest. After short sandy walk on the bank of the river, the rocky trail leads few up and downs to Machha khola for overnight.
After breakfast the narrow trail leads few up and downs to the bank of the river and walk through the gravel bar along the bank of the Budi Gandaki River to get to the village. After that, trail leads few up and down to Jagat for overnight.
Deng is the destination set for the day. After the necessary formalities (fulfilled by the team leader) at the office of MCAP in Jagat, we walk up the river bed and hike over a rocky ridge to Salleri. Following the river, we further hike up to Sirdibas and then continue towards the suspension bridge over the Budhi Gandaki River. We cross the bridge and climb to a Gurung village named Philim. The walk further continues towards Chisopani crossing the forest. With Budhi Gandaki River on our left, we traverse Ekle Bhatti and then the gorge to reach a large waterfall, before entering the pine forest. The trail then drops down to a trail junction of Ghap and the Tsum Valley. Leaving the Tsum Valley trail, we cross the bridge and head northeast, trekking along the west bank for a while. We then cross to the east bank and back to the west bank again. We pass through the bamboo forest before reaching Deng. The night will be spent at a lodge in Deng.
We cross the Budhi Gandaki after short walk from Deng and follow the north bank and then climb to Rana at 1980m. Then head west up the Budhi Gandaki valley. Cossing various streams and rivers we drop into the Sringi Valley.After few ups and downs in forests, we pass mani walls and then turn to a corner to get to Ghap for overnight.
After breakfast the trail leads through the river upstream and dense forest. After crossing the river at an impressive spot where it thunders down a narrow gorge, the forest becomes less dense and the trail is fine again. The pleasant walk continues to get to Namru village. On the way you can see beautiful peak Himal Chuli. After that the trail leads continue ascends where many chortens and many barley terraces gives you perfect walk of the day. You will encounter an excellent view of Ganesh himal and finally reach to Lho for overnight.
The destination set for today is Samagaon. From Lho, we first hike up to Shyala village up a pine and rhododendron forest, passing the big curtain, enjoying the crystal clear stream. The Shyala village is surrounded by mountains and glacier. We cross the glacier-fed Numla Khola and hike up to the village of Sama, which is a pure Lama settlement following Tibetan culture. The night will be spent at a lodge in Sama Gaon.
Today is both rest and acclimatization day. It is always good to acclimatize before ascending the height. We spend our day enjoying the Lama settlement of Sama village. We also visit Sama Gompa and hike up to the ridge to view the mountain and village. Or, we can also hike up to visit the Pung Gyen Gompa, which aids a lot in acclimatization process.
After breakfast the trail drops down to the Budhi Gandaki river to cross the side stream. The trail leads towards north and follow in to a bridge over a side. The Larkya la Trail passes several mani walls as the valley begins to wider. It is an easy walk through the juniper and birch forests of Kermo Kharka. Then cross the Budhi Gandaki on a wooden bridge and climb steeply onto a promontory between two forks of the river. From a stone arch we can see a large white kani which we do have to cross to get Samdo for overnight.
Larkya Rest House is the destination set for the day. From Samdo, the trail descends to the bridge over the Budhi Gandaki River. Crossing the last bridge across the Budhi Gandaki River, we progress towards the Larkya Rest House through juniper and tundra. The trail passes through Mani wall and Stone huts before reaching Larke Phedi also known as Dharmasala. It is a seasonal village that provides rooms and tents for trekkers. The evening will be spent exploring the hills for the purpose of acclimatization. The night will be spent at the Larkya Rest House.
After a short climb, we reach to the North side of the Larkya Glacier. There one can enjoy the views of Cho Danda and then of Larkya Peak. Finally, we walk across the moraines of the glacier and a gradual ascent which becomes steeper only in the last section to get to the pass. From the top of the pass views are outstanding including Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, Kangguru and the huge Annapurna II. Today is big day comparatively and tiring day. Finally stop at Bimtang for overnight.
Dharapani is the destination set for today. Initially, the trail follows the Bimthang glacier and heads south. Then, leaving the Bimthang Glacier and Bimthang village behind, the trail enters the forest of rhododendron and pine, passes Sangure Kharka and continues till the cultivated land of Kharche. The trail, now following the west bank of the Dudh Khola, heads towards Tilije crossing the view point of Manaslu, Gho – a Gurung village, and Kilpu fall. On reaching Tilije, we cross the bridge over the Dudh Khola and walk south for about an hour to reach Dharapani. The evening can be utilized strolling around the village. The night will be spent at a lodge in Dharapani.
The trail drops down to the river to cross the bridge and flows the rocky trail towards Tal. After that easy downhill to Chanje and continue walk along the river to Ghermu phant. On the way n can enjoy the views of waterfall and Rocky Mountains. After Ghermu the trail leads up gently up to the bottom of Bahundanda and steep up to the village of Bahundanda for overnight.
Today is the last day of the trek and Besisahar is the destination of the day. The walk continues south towards the village of Nadi Bazaar crossing the suspension bridge over Nagdi River. We further walk down to the village of Bhulbhule that offers the view of a 60m high waterfall and the last view of Manaslu, Himchuli and Nagdi Chuli. Then the trail passes through the rice terraces and sub-tropical forest to reach Besisahar which is the ending point of Manaslu Trek. The evening can be spent enjoying the internet facilities, temples and lifestyle of Gurung and Tamang people living in Besisahar. The night will be spent at a lodge in Besisahar
Our office representative will transfer you to your hotel from Besisahar. Evening Farewell dinner will be organized by Everest Buddha Treks team. Overnight in Kathmandu.
After breakfast, Relaxing/shopping with own activities. Everest Buddha Treks P. Ltd. representative will drop you to Tribhuvan International Airport for onward journey or if you have time to stay in Nepal, we will arrange any other trip such as pilgrimage tour, safari tour , white water rafting, adventures etc.
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