Around Manaslu Larkya La Trek, is an interesting trek that will take you to an off-beaten trail in the Manaslu region. This newly opened trial offers a good mix of cultural diversity and beautiful views of mountains. The entire trail is full of diverse, remote, and secluded areas with difficult topography, as a result of varying altitudes – 600 m to 5,135 m. As well as the views of Ganesh Himal, Siringi Himal, and Boudha Himal are seen throughout the trek. Also, the journey is full of fascinating high-altitude lakes. Since the area is very remote and isolated, it has preserved some unique species of floras and faunas.
Furthermore, Around Manaslu Larkya La Trek can be one of the most remarkable journeys. It will take you to a huge and spectacular valley with stunning views of Mt. Manaslu. When you walk in this region, the trail will keep on changing until its end, which makes the journey even more interesting. The villages of this region are predominantly influenced by Buddhist culture. Hence, a perfect opportunity to get some insights into the culture of this region. Also, the panoramic view of the snow-capped mountains is a blessing during the trek. As well the mesmerizing walk through rhododendron and pine forests will help you find peace within yourself. The changes in the views of mountains along the way are enchanting.
Around Manaslu Larkya La Trek starts from Arughat which is around a six-seven-hour drive from Kathmandu city. From Arughat, you continue walking into the beautiful valley of Manaslu. On the way, you pass Sotikhola, Jagat, Namarung, Deng, and Samagaon. No sooner, you will find yourself on the trekking route of the Annapurna Circuit trek which ascends up to Pisang. You ascend up until you pass Manang, Yak kharka and Thorong la pass to Muktinath. After relishing the beautiful mountain panorama, you take a walk to Jomsom. In Jomsom, you will take a flight back to Pokhara. Your trek concludes with a drive back to Kathmandu after a good day in Pokhara.
As you arrive in Kathmandu, our airport representative will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel for check-in. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.
After your breakfast, your guide will pick you up at the hotel and escort you to the UNESCO-listed heritage sites in Kathmandu i.e. Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath stupa, Pashupatinath temple, and Boudhanath stupa. Meanwhile, we will prepare your permits and you can make your last-minute preparation for the trek. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.
Today, we start our journey early in the morning. We take a drive to Soti Khola. The drive is a wonderful experience in itself. The beautiful landscape, countryside view of Nepal, the greenery, everything is so mesmerizing. The road till Dhading Besi is smooth but the drive ahead up to Arughat is quite rough. Ahead of Arughat, we get off at Soti Khola for an overnight halt.
Today we cross a bridge over Soti Khola and make our way through beautiful Sal trees. We then climb onto a ridge over the Budhi Gandaki river and follow our trail to Kursane. We pass two beautiful waterfalls and terraced fields to Labubesi. We then ascend up to Maccha Khola where we cross a suspension bridge over the river and further ascend to a small village called Khorla Bensi. Overnight at a guesthouse in Khorla Bensi.
From Khorla Besi, we follow our trail with further ups and downs to Tatopani. From here, we climb another ridge and cross a suspension bridge over Budhi Gandaki river. We then climb up some stairs and cross a ridge to Dhoban. We further climb upstairs and drop down to the river and again climb up the stairs to Tharo Bharyang (which means steep stairs). We now cross the bank of Budhi Gandaki river and climb over a ridge and continue our trail up to the village of Jagat. Overnight at a guesthouse in Jagat.
Today, we descend down the stone stairs to the river and ascend up the terraced fields to Saguleri. The view of Siringi Himal from this spot is superb. We head towards Ganesh Himal, cross a river over Gata Khola, and continue our trail up through the towering walls. We further cross three rivers and climb up to the village – Deng. Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Deng.
Today we leave Deng, cross the Budhi Gandaki river and climb up to join the trail from Bhi. Then we head up to Budhi Gandaki valley, pass through forests and mani to Prok village. Prok village is a vantage point for the mind-blowing view of Siringi Himal. On our way, we pass various gompas and cross the river several times until our trail heads along a river that leads to a dense forest. As we cross the dense forest, we walk along a fine trail and climb up to Namrung village, our halting spot for the night.
After beholding the stunning views of Ganesh Himal and Siringi Himal from Namrung village, we climb up our trail and pass through a forest to Lihi. We pass the barley terraces and chortens in Lihi and descend down to cross the valley of Simnang Himal. We further pass the villages of Sho, Lho, and Shyala with a close view of Ganesh Himal in the backdrop. Finally, we stop at Samagaun village for an overnight halt.
Today is a day set aside for acclimatization in Sama. Today, we hike to a valley that lies just behind the Sama village Pungen monastery or Manaslu base camp. We ascend up to the Mt. Manaslu base. From here able to see the panoramic views of mountain Himalchuli, Mt. Manaslu, Nyake Peak, Butterfly Peak, Ganesh Himal, and many more.
Today we drop down to Budhi Gandaki river and follow it to join the Larkya La pass trail. We pass several mani walls, juniper, and birch forests and descend down to cross a wooden bridge over the Budhi Gandaki river. We then climb up steep to white khani, pass white khani and make our way to Samdo, our overnight halt destination
Today, we take a trail that takes us to the ancient trade route to Tibet. We cross a bridge and head towards the Larkya Bazaar which is a popular trade market in this region. From this point, we hike through the glaciers for the fabulous views of the Himalayan vistas of the region and walk ahead until we reach Dharamshala. Dharamshala is a high camp for Larkya La pass. At this point, you will find yourself surrounded by the majestic vistas of mountains. Overnight at a camp in Dharamshala.
Today, the trail leads us to the north face of the Larkya glacier. The views of Cho Danda and Larkya peak throughout the trail is magnificent. Today, we follow our trail to Larkya La and walk until we reach the top of the pass. The views of the mountains like Cheo Himal, Himlung Himal, Nyagi Kung, Annapurna II, and Kang Kuru from the top are spectacular. From the top of Larkya La Pass, we descend down to Bhimtang for our overnight halt.
Today we descend down along the rhododendron forest, pass stony river bed, hillside, and lush villages to the village of Goa which would be our halting spot for the night.
Today we cross the Marsyangdi Khola and follow our trail to Chyamje village. We stop at Chyamje village for the night's stay.
Today we drive back to Kathmandu enjoying the beautiful landscape of Nepal along our way. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.
Today is a free day in Kathmandu. You can either rest to get rid of the tiredness or stroll around Kathmandu city for shopping and other purposes of your own will.
We will transfer you to the Kathmandu airport for your flight back to your hometown.