Trekking in Nepal | Manaslu Trek | Manaslu Larke Pass Trek


Trip Information

  • Price : $ 1550.00 USD
  • Duration : 18 Days,
  • Kathmandu to Kathmandu
  • Maximum Altitude: 5,213m
  • Seasons: Autumn, Spring
  • Trip Grade: Easy

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Manaslu Circuit Trek or Manaslu Larkya La Pass Trekking is the remote trek in northwestern mountainous region of nepal, located in the Manaslu Conservation Area. The most popular trekking area, Manaslu Circuit Trekking or Manaslu Round Trek provides the trekkers an opportunity to explore the tibetan culture, festival and Himalayan nature within few days of trekking experience. This trekking has been worlwide popular and one of the best trekking trails in Nepal mostly searched over the internet since few years. It is the remote tea house trekking popular for the uniqueness and spectacular mountain views. My Everest Trip with the experienced guide operates the trek this season in best prices/cost.

Manaslu Circuit Trek goes around the Mount Manaslu, the eighth highest mountain peak in the world above 8000m and you will be hiking upto  Manaslu Base Camp and Larkya La Pass. This trek is famous as the alternative trek to Annapurna Circuit Trek and growing popular among the trekkers who love adventure and wilderness walking. A special permit is required to do this trek as it is listed in restricted trekking region.

During your trek

Manaslu Circuit Trek  start in Arughat, Gorkha, home of the legendary Gorkha soldiers. From there you follow the meandering Buri Gandaki river all the way up to Larkya La pass (5,106m). On the trail from Arughat to the pass you’ll walk through six different climate zones. This big contrast between these climates you’ll experience as you climb from 600m to the altitude of over 5,000m. By crossing the pass you’ll enter the Manang district in the Annapurna Conservation Area, where the trekking ends.

During this trek you’ll experience the unbeaten Manaslu regional scenery and amazing blend of Tibetan and Nepalese culture, both warm and accepting.
Group or private

We operate the Manaslu Circuit Trek 2018/19 in both groups and private tours. Customized itinerary with customized travel and accommodation plan is also available on request.

Alternative Option 

Would you like to go Tsum Valley Trek? Please look at Tsum Valley Trek 2018/19

Manaslu Circuit Trek 2018/19  
Duration 18 days Max Elevation Larkya Pass (5,213m/17,103ft)
Difficulty Moderate to Strenuous  
Start Kathmandu Finish Kathmandu
The Manaslu Circuit Trek is a new trekking route in the restrictive Manaslu Conservation Area, opened to foreign trekkers and mountain climbers only since 1992. This trek offers you a fantastic combination of old Tibetan culture heritage, unbeaten Himalayan charm and a variety of biological mountainous diversity.

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu [1,300m/4,264ft]
Upon our arrival in the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, we will be greeted by a representative from My Everest Trip who will drop us off at our hotel. After checking in, we can take a rest or visit the My Everest Trip office. We may also stroll in the streets of Thamel, a tourist hub in Kathmandu for some souvenir shopping. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by My Everest Trip. For dinner, you will be served excellent Nepalese cuisine which will introduce you to the country's authentic food culture. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Included: Dinner and Accommodation

Day 2: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
Today after breakfast we start a guided tour to several of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu. Some of these landmarks, including the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambhunath) and Buddhist shrine (Bouddhanath), which is one of the largest stupas in the world, are listed as the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. There will be a brief pre-trip group discussion followed by trek preparation during late afternoon at My Everest Trip office in Thamel around noon. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Included: Breakfast and Accommodation

Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Sotikhola [710m/2,328ft] 8-9 hours
We set off early today for Sotikhola. During the drive, we enjoy views of the Nepalese countryside along with the mountain sceneries. We will be driving on a paved road from Kathmandu to Dhading Bensi, district headquarter of Dhading (1,050m) but the drive from Dhanding Bensi to Arughat will be on a rough road. Upon reaching Arughat, a major town in the region, we drive further towards Sotikhola. Overnight in Soti Khola.
Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Accommodation

Day 4: Soti Khola - Maccha Khola [900m/2,952ft]: 6-7 hours
At the crossing of the bridge, we trek through the beautiful Sal forests, then climb onto a ridge above huge rapids on the Budhi Gandaki. We then reach Khursane upon which the rocky trail weaves its way up and down, past two tropical waterfalls on a steep, rocky trail clinging to the side of a cliff. It eventually makes its way down and past a few rice terraces, then up and around to the Gurung village of Labubesi. We further climb behind a rocky outcrop, where the valley opens up and the Budhi Gandaki meanders among wide gravel bars. Dropping to the sandy river bed, we walk along rounded stones before climbing over a side ridge. We head down again to the river and cross another suspension bridge to reach Machha Khola village. Overnight in Machha Khola.
Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Accommodation

Day 5: Maccha Khola - Jagat [1,410m/4,625ft]: 6-7 hours
The narrow trail makes some minor ups and downs and eventually crosses the Tharo Khola and reaching Khorlabesi. After a few more ascents and descents we come across a small Hotspring in Tatopani. From the hot spring, we climb over another ridge, then cross the Budhi Gandaki on a suspension bridge. At this juncture, we climb on a wide, well-crafted staircase, then across a landslide and over a ridge to Dobhan. Upon crossing a suspension bridge over the Yaru Khola, we climb the stone stairs and then drop to the river and again climb more stone stairs to Tharo Bharyang. Crossing the west bank of the Budhi Gandaki, we climb over a ridge, trek along the river and then climb towards the village of Jagat. Overnight in Jagat.
Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Accommodation

Day 6: Jagat - Deng [1,804m/5,917ft]: 6-7 hours
We begin today’s trek by climbing over a rocky ridge to Salleri and then descend to Sirdibas. The valley widens a bit as the trail continues up to Ghatta Khola. We continue walking upstream to a long suspension bridge in Philim, a large Gurung village. The trail turns north just above the lowest house in the village and stays on a fairly level trail as it crosses millet fields to Ekle Bhatti. The route now enters a steep, uninhabited gorge. At this point, we descend to the grassy land slopes, cross the Budhi Gandaki, then trek along the west bank for a while, then cross to the east bank and then back again. As we continue through the trail the valley widens and we pass through bamboo forests to the Deng Khola. Upon crossing the Khola, we reach the tiny village of Deng. Overnight in Deng.
Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Accommodation

Day 7: Deng - Namrung [2,630m/8,626ft]: 6-7 hrs
After a brief walk beyond Deng, we cross the Budhi Gandaki and climb to Rana at 1,910m. From the bridge, we climb a bit to join a trail from Bhi, then head west up the Budhi Gandaki valley. The trail also passes through forests and mani where we turn towards a corner that contours to Ghap. Even though there is another route, we take the route through Prok village. Prok village has a viewpoint for a beautiful sight of Siringi Himal. We further cross the Budi Gandaki several times today and come across several gompas en route. The trail follows the river upstream through a 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 and after a last steep climb we reach Namrung. Overnight in Namrung.
Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Accommodation

Day 8: Namrung – Samagaon [3,530m/11,578ft]: 6-7 hours
Namrung village is a good viewpoint for Siring and Ganesh Himal and from the village one can also see Mt. Himal Chuli in the south. We climb steadily and pass through forests and reach Lihi, a fine village with many chortens and barley terraces. The trail drops and crosses the side valley of Simnang Himal with Ganesh Himal always close by. We further pass through Sho, Lho and Shyala villages before reaching Sama Village. We enjoy extraordinary views of Mt. Manaslu from Lho village and also explore the famous Ribung Gompa. In Shyala village we will be surrounded by high mountains like Himal Chuli and Peak 29 (Ngadi Chuli) to the left, Manaslu and large glaciers straight ahead, and other snow summits to the right, and at the far end stands Ganesh Himal. Today’s journey ends in Samagaon where we spend the night.
Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Accommodation

Day 9: Samagaon - Pungyen Gompa - Samagaon: 6-7 hours exploration
We spend the day at Samagaon both for rest and acclimatization. Today, we get acquainted with the rich Sherpa culture. We enjoy the sight of thousands of mani stones with Buddhist texts and pictures and the Sherpa women clad in traditional clothes and ornaments. On a little hill near the Sama village is an old Gompa (Pungyen Gompa), a monastery with great views of the glacier. It is named after Manaslu, Pungyen means bracelet, a good description of the two peaks. It was destroyed a year after the first unsuccessful Japanese attempt to climb Manaslu. The locals believed that the climb angered the gods, and when the Japanese came back a year later they met with a lot of resistance that they had to give up their attempt. They were finally successful in 1959. Overnight in Samagaon.
Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Accommodation

Day 10: Samagaon - Samdo [3,860m/12,660ft]: 4-5 hours
Today, we descend to the Budhi Gandaki River, that has turned north and follow it to a bridge over a side stream. The trail to the left leads to the Manaslu Base camp. The Larkya la Trail passes several mani walls as the valley begins to widen. It is an easy trail on a shelf above the river passing the juniper and birch forests of Kermo Kharka. We drop off the shelf, 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 view a large white kani. Finally passing through the kani we find Samdo. Overnight in Samdo.
Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Accommodation

Day 11: Rest Day in Samdo
This is another day set aside for proper acclimatization. There are two options for us today. The option that we highly recommend is a hike, up the valley directly at the back of the Samdo village. This hike will take us to one of the trade passes to Tibet for excellent views of Mt. Manaslu along with other Himalayan ranges including Simrang, Hiunchuli, Ngadi, Larkye Peak, Cheo and possibly Kang Guru behind the pass. En route to these viewpoints we pass many seasonal herding settlements called doksas and sight some beautiful mountain birds like the Lophophorus (the national bird of Nepal), Lammergeyer and Himalayan Griffin soaring high above us. Another option for today could be a trip to the Gya La ('large pass') to the north of Samdo, a more frequently used trading route to Tibet. But, this is a rather longer hike (whole day) and hence could be a little tiring. Overnight in Samdo.
Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Accommodation

Day 12: Samdo - Dharamsala/Larkya B. C. [4,460m/14,628ft]: 4-5 hours
Even today, we continue our walk down the edge, cross the wooden bridge over Budi Gandaki and begin walking upward. Upon crossing two streams and witnessing the Larkya Glacier we go around the valley of the Salka Khola and climb up again to the stone guest house (4,450m), which is not a lodge but a kind of shelter called Dharmshala, also known as Larke Phedi. The short walk today also leaves plenty of time for acclimatization and relaxing in the afternoon. Overnight in Dharmashala.
Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Accommodation

Day 13: Dharamsala - Larkya la [5,160m/16,924ft] - Bimthang [3,720m/12,201ft]: 8-9 hours
After a short climb, we reach a valley on the north side of the Larkya Glaciers from where we can enjoy great views of Cho Danda and Larkya Peak. Finally, we walk across moraines of the glacier, making a gradual ascent which becomes steeper only in the last section of the pass. From the pass, there are outstanding views of Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, Kangguru and the huge Annapurna II. It is a longer day than usual to Bimtang, but to walk into these low pastures with the evening mist coming in with Mt. Manaslu looming close by is an overwhelming experience. Overnight in Bimthang.
Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Accommodation

Day 14: Bimthang - Tilije [2,300m/7,544ft]: 5-6 hours
From a ridge at Bimthang, we can enjoy great views of Mt. Manaslu, Lamjung Himal, Himlung Himal and Cheo Himal. We descend further and cross a high pasture (Sangure Kharka) followed by a bridge over Dudh Khola. We walk through rhododendron forest and follow a trail through a narrow valley until we reach the highest cultivated land of the valley at Karche, (2,785 meters). We pass across fields before making a steep climb over a ridge. The trail comes off the ridge in a big, sweeping arc to the river bank at 2,580m. A short distance beyond is the village of Gho. Due to yesterday's tiredness we might take an overnight rest at Gho but better lodges are available at Tilije, so Himalayan Glacier recommends we stay at Tilije. Overnight in Tilije Village.
Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Accommodation

Day 15: Tilije - Tal [1,700m/5,576ft]: 5-6 hours
We climb over a small ridge and enjoy the stone paved trail as it passes through a beautiful village. We then cross the bridge over Dudh Khola and climb up through a chorten-shaped arch, pass a mani wall and reach the Thonje village. At the village, we go through a police checkpoint and continue to Dharapani. We have entered the Annapurna circuit section from Dharapani. Further down, we come across Karte village and after quite a bit of walking we cross a bridge over Marshyangdi Khola. We also come across some mani walls before reaching the village of Tal, situated at the foot of a large waterfall. Overnight in Tal.
Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Accommodation

Day 16: Tal - Syange [1,080m/3,542ft]: 6-7 hours
We follow the trail to Chyamje village crossing the Marsyangdi Khola once again. The Marsyangdi valley opens with its terrace fields and villages clung very high to the hillsides. The trail then descends through rhododendron and pine forests to Syange. Overnight in Syange.
Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Accommodation

Day 17: Syange - Kathmandu: 8-9 hours
The drive from Syange to Kathmandu via Besi Sahar offers one an opportunity to enjoy both hill and mountain landscapes. The drive is often along the banks of the Marsyangdi and Trishuli rivers. We also drive by some beautiful villages with farming terraces on both sides of the road. In Kathmandu, we will be escorted to our hotel. The day in Kathmandu can either be spent in leisure or perhaps we catch up with some last minute shopping. To celebrate the successful completion of our journey, we will have a farewell dinner in the evening. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Accommodation

Day 18: Final departure
Your adventure comes to an end today. There is nothing to do but trade emails with travel companions and organize the photos. A representative from My Everest Trip will escort you to the airport approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight. On our way to home, we will have plenty of time to plan our next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.
Included: Breakfast

Trekking Equipiment Checklist

  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  • Lightweight thermal gloves
  • Underwear (4)
  • Waterproof shell jacket (preferably breathable fabric)
  • Shorts (2)
  • Lightweight cotton long trousers/pants
  • Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Warm fleece hat or light balaclava
  • T-shirts (2)
  • Thin, lightweight (inner socks) (4)
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Sleeping bag rated to 0 degrees (3/4 season)
  • Head lamp (eg Petzl) spare bulbs & batteries
  • Small padlock to lock trek bag
  • Basic First Aid Kit (see First Aid Medicine below)
  • Plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bag
  • Daypack (35-40 litres/2500-3000 cubic inches)
  • Camping mattress, eg thermarest pad
  • Water bottles (2)
  • Toiletries
  • Small wash towel
  • Footwear appropriate to the trip
  • Waterproof shell trousers/pants (preferably breathable fabric)
Manaslu Larke Pass Trek

Cost Included

  • Airport / Hotel pick up and drop off by private car.
  • Three nights 3 stars hotel in Kathmandu on Bed &Breakfast plan.
  • Meals on Full Board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) in whole trekking
  • Trekking Map.
  • An experienced and English – speaking Government licensed holder guide.
  • Trekking porter /Sherpa who will carry your bags during the trekking.
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipments, transportation, local tax for Guide and porter.
  • Ground transportation by bus from Kathmandu to Arughat and back to Kathmandu.
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • All necessary paper works and national park entry permits. E.g. Conservation permit, TRC permit
  • Travel & Rescue arrangement.
  • TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System).
  • All government taxes and tourist service charge.

Cost Excluded

  • Meals in Kathmandu before and after trekking, allowing US$ 15 – US$ 20 per day.
  • Your travel insurance (Rescue)
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver. 
  • All drinks (hot, cold and alcoholic).
  • Personal shopping and laundry etc.
  • Personal trekking equipments.


Trekking Fundamentals

Trekking refers to an adventurous tour. It comprises of multi-day and lengthy walks and peaks climbs across park trails and on villages. Terrain in case of trekking is of steep type and many times, individuals encounter snow at very high altitudes even about 5,500 meters.

Yes, according to us, trekking suits for every individual, who has good physical fitness and passionate towards outdoor tours.

Most of your journey, you have to travel through remote areas, wilderness and high elevations. Hence, trekking with guide is helpful for you, as it would not only provide you adequate safety, but also give you enjoyment.

Eligibility Criteria for Trekking

According to us, there is no specific limit on adventures of people, until and unless our participants have willingness to enjoy adventure tours and stay healthy. As of now, we had many families (trekkers) with very small kids of about 7 to 8 years, while our eldest trekker is approximately of 70 years.

Difficulty mainly depends on a particular trek and individual preferences of people towards such treks. Positively, we offer each forms of treks, including easy, moderate and difficult treks.

According to theory, trekking experience is not mandatory for trekkers. Instead, any person, who has robust cardiovascular ability and adequate stamina, is able to deal with high elevations and low density of oxygen. However, hiking or trekking experience anywhere lets a person to avail of maximum possible enjoyment during his or her adventure in Himalayan region.

Luggage/Baggage for Trekking

We provide you with a luggage/baggage packing list in downloadable format to prepare you for Everest base camp trek.

We recommend our tourists, trekkers and hikers to visit Nepal for adventurous tours in between February and May, while in between September and December. Excluding Upper Mustang trek, you will not be able to enjoy your trek during monsoon months.

Permission for trekking in Nepal’s region depends on specific trek. Few trekking areas require special permission for trekking activities, while others demand permissions for only entering the national parks and conservation areas.

Details of the Trek

Our treks mostly last for minimum 2 weeks to maximum 4 weeks.

Trekkers mostly have to walk for about five hours in one day, which equals to about 10 to 15 kilometers based on specific trail and weather conditions.


Our treks include guesthouse or lodge accommodations, until and unless tourists sign up for any specific camping trip. In addition, we provide tent facilities for sleeping and rest in few of the minority-based trekking areas.

What do you mean by teahouse trekking?

Teahouse trekking refers to special type of accommodation facility associated with mountain treks, where meals and lodging facilities set up at various local lodges or teahouses on full boards.

Camping trekking implies sleeping in tents. Here, professional trek cooks will prepare meals for trekkers in a special mobile camp that remains equipped with good supporting staffs and a kitchen.

We provide you with bottled water in almost every place on our established trail and trek routes, while many villages and local areas on the way provide you with purified water.

Our frequently travelled circuits and treks in Himalayan region feature guesthouses and lodges. Here, travelers will get soups and rice or noodles dishes, while remote areas offer traditional items, like curry, dal bhat and instant noodles.

Health and Safety

Good physical fitness, healthy and flexibility will make sure about comfortable and safe trek. However, people with chronic or acute health conditions influence their range of body motion, stamina balance and coordination will have difficulties in completion of the trek. Hence, in case of any doubt, you should consult with your doctor and assure about your fitness prior to booking of your trip.

Individuals at high altitudes face cardiac problems and pulmonary systems because of low oxygen density. Hence, human bodies should adjust to elevation of mountains gradually; otherwise, we will fall sick. Physical symptoms in this case include general breathing problems to critical mountain sickness or bends. For avoiding such maladies in high altitudes, we pace our trek journey accurately by considering about acclimatization days during the complete itinerary.

Our skin is more likely to cause damage on mountain ranges than across the beach. Intensity of the sub increases drastically, as we move ahead in high altitudes, while fresh snow reflects UV rays in exponential way as compared to the sand. Thus, you have to protect the skin via sun block and specific clothes, particularly while trekking over the mountains. In addition, prescription eyeglass users should arrange for prescription sunglasses before scheduling for the trek tour in Nepal.

Our team takes each possible precaution to make sure wellness and safety of our trekkers, while our experienced guides have expertise to deal with emergencies. Each guide has training in providing first aid solutions. In case of complications, your hired guide will call up a rescue team and a helicopter to let you to move to the safe place in either Pokhara or Kathmandu for further treatments.

Why book with us?

Offers Great Value for Your Money

We always have sole believe in providing you with the greatest possible value for the money you spend. You will be able to find out comparisons of our prices favorably even when you arrive in Nepal or in India. Our professionals guarantee you to deliver the best possible services for the price you pay and that too right from the time you approach us.

Facility for Both Group and Individual Treks

Whether you have a big trekking group, simply want to have customized trek or want to experience in trekking high peaks, you will expect to get every possible help from us. In addition, we arrange independent travel for an individual trekker or pair a single trekker with any one of the existing trekking groups.

Excellent Customer Services

We provide trekkers with direct contact numbers of our office located in capital city of Nepal i.e. Kathmandu. In addition, you may also email us in case of any problem in your itinerary. In fact, we get back to resolve emergencies or other problems of our trekkers in no time. We have a small but professional team, whose members always proud to provide you with best possible vacation in Himalayan region.