Manaslu Circuit Trekking Guide | Larkya La Pass, Package, Permit Cost 2018


The Manaslu trek is an exciting trekking adventure to see the beautiful double peak Himalaya called as Mount Manaslu. Mount Manaslu is one of the most beautiful Himalaya of Nepal which is 8th highest mountain of the world with the proud elevation of 8163 meters. The Mount Manaslu is resided in Gorkha District of Nepal and 40 miles away in the eastern region from Annapurna Massif. The Manaslu Trek is the exciting trekking trail of 110 miles encircling the Manaslu Himalaya following ancient salt trading route following the Budhi Gandaki River. The trekking trail is dominated by wide angle views of 10 Himalayas of 6500 meters along with few other Himalayas of 7000 meters. The highest altitude of the trekking trail is Lark ya La Pass of 5106 meters which have wide angle views of Manaslu Himalayas.


The Manaslu Trek is generally a 14 days camping and tea house trekking adventure that leads to closest highest point to witness Mount Manaslu from focal eyesight. The trekking trail has all the adventures of nepali mountain region trekking like traditional villages, lush forests, interesting mountain culture and civilization, lovely river trails, high altitude mountain bridges, open wide angle views of Himalayas, protected mountain flora and fauna e.t.c. Recently from year 2010 there are tea houses from the starting point to the highest region of Larkya La Pass. The trekking trails have been enhanced recently along the river gorge of Budhi Gandaki similar to Annapurna Circuit. The travelers take land vehicle to Arughat Bazaar of Gorkha District and then they start following the trekking trail that passes through various resting locations at Soti Khola, Machha Khola, Jagat, Deng, Namrung, Lho, Shyla, Samagaon, Manaslu Basecamp, Samdo, Larkya Phedi, Larkya La Pass, Bhimtang, Tilje, Jagat and finally ending at Besisahar of Lamjung district. The besisahar have transport facility to Kathmandu or Pokhara city.


1) Kathmandu
2) Sightseeing ,Trekking pemit and Trekking gear per pear
3) Kathmandu to Sotikhola By bus or jeep
4)Soti Khola (800m) to Machha Khola (890m)
5)Machha Khola to Jagat (1410m)
6)Jagat to Deng (1800m)
7)Deng to Namrung (2660m)
8)Namrung to Lho Gham (3180m)
9)Lho Gham to Samagaon (3530m)
10)Samagaon (rest day) option to trek to Manaslu Base Camp (8hrs)
11)Samagaon to Samdo (3860m)
12)Samdo to Larkya Phedi (4480m)
13)Larkya Phedi to Bimthang (3720m) – climb the Larkya La (5100m)
14)Bimthang to Tilje (2300m)
15)Tilje – Chamche (1410m)
16) Back to Kathmandu by bus or Jeep
17) Shoping in Morning and back to Home

Detail Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrive in Kathmandu
Welcome to Kathmandu, enchanting and exotic, it is a city immersed with ancient temples and tradition! Fused with colourful markets and the bustle of spice sellers and merchants, Kathmandu with its exhilarating allure is a city you won’t forget! You’ll be met at the airport by Nepal Guide info ( Nepal Planet Treks ) Guide and transferred to your hotel.
You’ll have the afternoon free to explore the streets and markets in Thamel as you stay depend on the area . In the evening we’ll have dinner at a local restaurant or Weston restaurant.
 Day 2- Kathmandu valley tour 
second we need your Original passport because we need a make your special permit for a Manaslu conversation trek and a full day Kathmandu valley Guided tour. Our Guide will take around Kathmandu to show its back ground and history, visiting temples, monasteries and colorful city itself gives you a picture of Nepal.
Day 3 – Jeep to Soti Khola (800m) 8-9 hour drive
Drive from Kathmandu, via private 4×4 jeep or Local bus into the Ghorka region of Nepal. Continue driving through small villages and bustling bazaars, arriving in the settlement of Soti Khola in the Bhuri Gandaki valley. We will spend the night here in a teahouse with guest and guide & Porters .
Day 4 – Soti Khola to Machha Khola (890m)
The trek begins by following the Bhuri Gandaki River through the shady sal forest, continuing steeply uphill along a rugged Cliffside. From here you can see the river’s white and wild rapids below. Eventually the trail drops to the Gurung village of Labubesi and follows along the riverbank until we reach the village of Machha Khola where we will spend overnight a local guest house nice, clean and best food.
Day 5 – Machha Khola to Jagat (1410m)
We follow the gorge and continue up the river. Langur monkeys can usually be heard playing in the jungle high above, where there is also larger Garung villages stay overnight at Jagat nice and best guest house.
Day 6 – Jagat to Deng (1800m)
After spending the night in Jagat the trail begins to climb a rocky ridge where views of Sringi Himal (7187m) emerge. Continue through rich terraced fields of maize, potato and millet before entering the Nupri (‘the Western Mountains) via bamboo forests. We spend the night in the Buddhist village of Deng Stay overnight at Deng nice and best guest house.
Day 7 – Deng to Namrung (2660m)
From Deng, pass by numerous Tibetan mani walls (intricately hand carved stone walls with Buddhist scriptures), weaving in and out of canyons. Enter into a colourful forest of firs, oaks and rhododendrons before arriving in the settlement of Namrung. Stay overnight at Namrung nice and best guest house.
Day 8– Namrung to Lho Gham (3180m)
Continuing from Namrung the trek climbs steadily into the alpine where you’ll see a first stunning glimpse of Manaslu North and Manaslu. From this point on many of the locals dress in traditional Tibetan clothing called chubas stay overnight at Lho Gham nice and best guest house.
Day 9 – Lho Gham to Samagaon (3530m)
A shorter day of trekking allows you to acclimatize and enjoy the spectacular mountain views. Walk through a gully of mosses and rhododendron before entering into the village of Samagaon where we will spend the night.
Day 10 – Samagaon (rest day) option to trek to Manaslu Basecamp or Pungyen Gompa
A side trip to the spectacular Manaslu Base camp (4900m) is not to be missed! During the climbing season, the base camp is a hive of activity, filled with expedition teams, equipment, climbers, porters and tents. Leaving from Samagaon early in the morning, we follow the trail through forest before a steep ascent onto a slope and onto a moraine. From here there are magnificent views of the glacier, a turquoise lake and awe-inspiring mountains from all angles. The trek to base camp is around 4-5 hours, and the descent back to Samagaon is about 2-3 hours. As this is acclimatization and ‘rest day’ we make sure to take a slow and easy pace.
An alternative to the Manaslu Base Camp is a shorter trek to Pungyen Gompa and the glacial lake, Birendra Tal. Trek through a forested area before reaching a ridge and a grassy plateau. Here you’ll discover the gompa that was destroyed by avalanche during the winter in 1953. Continue past to get to the icy waters of Birendra Tal situated at the base of a glacier, and if you’re brave take a dip!
Day 11 – Samagaon to Samdo (3860)
This is another shorter day to allow you to better adjust to the altitude. Here is a land of yaks, plentiful marmots and pastures where only barley and potatoes can grow (due the high elevation) and where we finally depart to above the tree line. A pleasant walk brings us to the picturesque village of Samdo –a town known for its yak herding. Samdo is also at the convergence of 3 valleys and is only a day’s walk from Tibet. You are quite likely to see traders coming from the valley carrying Chinese and Tibetan goods Stay overnight at Samdo nice and best guest house.
Day 12 – Samdo to Larkya Phedi or Dharmshala (4480m)
Continuing on from Samdo follow along a wide, broad path, crossing the Bhuri Gandaki River and traversing along a mani wall. Continue climbing over the Larkya Glacier until coming to a ridge which offers grand views of a huge gorge So that day we need inform to . We will spend the night here, before embarking on the high Larkya La the next morning.
Day 13 – Larkya Phedi to Bimthang (3720m) – climb the Larkya La (5100m)
Today is a longer day with a challenging, though not technically difficult trek over the Larkya La at a breathtaking 5100m. From Larkya Phedi, cross glacial moraine and past four frozen lakes as you make your way to the pass. It takes approximately 5 hours to reach this point. From here you can see incredible views of Himlung Himal (7126m), Cheo Himal (6820m), Gyaji Kung (7030m), Kang Guru (6981m) and Annapurna II (7937). Begin your descent down a trail along a steep gully. Eventually the trail peters out into more level area of grassy moraine. The valley opens up as you continue your descent to Bimthang and we’ll overnight here.
Day 14 – Bimthang to Tilje (2300m)
Cross a glacial stream and climb over the side of the moraine descending into a spectacular forest of rhododendron and impressive pines, with view of Manaslu providing an equal amount of splendour. Descend down towards the Dudh (milk) Khola then continue through a more agricultural landscape until reaching the village of Tilje .
Day 15 – Tilje – Chamche (1410m)
Continue a rapid descent into the Marsygandi Valley through forest, crossing a suspension bridge and making your way to the well-trodden trail of the Annapurna Circuit. We’ll make our way to Chamche, staying here for the night and celebrating our success of completing the Manaslu Circuit!
Day 16 – Jeep or Local Bus drive to Kathmandu
We take a private 4×4 jeep or Local Bus and make our way to Kathmandu.
Day 17 – Depart for home
Unfortunately it’s the end of this adventure. Nepal Guide Info (Nepal Planet Treks) group services end after breakfast. Transfers to the airport are complimentary. See you next time!


Trip Cost Includes

All airport transfers by private car or van depending on group size.
2 Nights deluxe room in 2/3 star category hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast on double occupancy basis.
1 Well experienced, government registered, English speaking local guide. 1 Assistant guide to take care of the group and porters as per group size. 1 Sharing porter between 2 trekkers to carry your main pack (weight limit 25kg per porters  because this trek liter harder then others treks in Nepal  
All meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek. Tea, coffee, cookies and fresh fruits during the trek
Nepal Planet Treks LOGO t-shirt
All ground transportation, group first aid kit and water purifier.
Neat and clean mountain lodge accommodation during the trek.
Food, accommodation salary of your guide and porters.
Manaslu special Trekking permit and MCAP permit.
Office service charge, government tax and vat etc. TIMS Card, ACAP Permit and all transportation.
Insurance and trekking gear for guide and porter.
Farewell dinner in one of the authentic Nepal Restaurant.

Trip Cost Excludes

Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu
All bar bills and beverages such as coke, fanta, mineral water and laundry service.
Hot shower and hot water, internet and phone calls, toiletries and personal nature expenses.
Personal travel insurance, Rescue operation charge in case of emergency (we arrange rescue on request).
Gratitude and tips for your guide, porter and driver. 

Equipment List


Nepal Planet Treks ( Nepal Guide info )has always been keen about safety on the journey. We have prepared Trekking Equipment List which the trekkers will need during their trek in Nepal. The following list should help you with your packing. Generally, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. The weight of your trek bag while trekking should be no more than 16 KG.
You must bring the following items:
• Hiking boots, Trekking Socks
• Trekking trousers
• Waterproof (trousers / jacket)
• Base layer shirts
• Fleece jacket
• Sunhat and Woolen hat
• Sun protection (including total bloc for lips)
• Sunglasses
• Gloves
• Head torch (spare bulb and batteries)
• Water bottles 1 Litres
• Antibacterial hand wash
• Small towel
• Daypack (25-30 Liters)
• Trekking poles
• Sleeping bag 4 or 5 season (up to – 20ºC)
• Down Jacket
• Personal First Aid Kit
Note: Walking pole, down jacket, sleeping bag etc are available on hire in Kathmandu.
We will provide you the complete equipment list details with include/ excludes in confirmation of the Trekking route and the season you are trekking in Nepal. Trekking equipment list will not vary much but need some additional precaution to stay safe, healthy and enjoy the trekking holiday in Nepal.
Nepal Guide info (Nepal Planet Treks and Expedition ) Health and Insurance advise for 2017/2018
Traveling in the desolate mountainous regions is always a risky job. Weather usually remains unpredictable in these regions and the risk of avalanche and natural calamities always prevails. It is equally likely that you might be the victim of High altitude sickness. Also, there exists the chance of physical injuries while following the difficult route. In these cases, you will have to bear the cost of expensive emergency treatment and rescue if you have not already made travel insurance with any of the secure travel insurance companies. Major costs that will be covered by travel insurance include helicopter rescue cost and treatment costs.
So, Nepal Planet Treks & Expedition (Nepal Guide Info) advise you to get insured before joining the trekking package. Read well all the terms and conditions of the insurance company that is offering travel insurance and notify them of the trekking itinerary and activities that we are offering at Nepal Planet Treks & Expedition ( Nepal Guide info ) so that complication may not arise in future if in case you need to claim your insurance. Your insurance should cover emergency helicopter rescue and medical expenses if you are taking the climbing and expedition package. If you are intending to join the trekking in urban areas, insuring for helicopter rescue will not be compulsory. Since Helicopter Rescue is impossible in Tibet, you need not insure yourself for helicopter rescue while trekking in Tibet. It is better if your insurance policy covers such conditions like trip cancellation because your deposits will not be refunded in case of cancellation.
Remember to bring the insurance certificate along with you if you are insured.
Although we do not provide insurance service, we have mentioned some of the leading travel insurance companies from across the globe below:
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What about Manaslu Trekking ?
The Manaslu Trek (or Manaslu Circuit Trek) is a 14-day tea-house trek which circumnavigates the 8th highest peak in the world (8,156 m). The trek has all the elements of other treks in Nepal including both Hindu and Buddhist culture, protected wildlife, rhododendrons and wild flowers, raging rivers, precarious bridges and stunning mountain scenery.
The trek is much easier than it used to be with greatly improved trails along the Budi Gandaki river gorge. In terms of difficulty, it is comparable with the Annapurna Circuit Trek or Everest Base Camp trek. Its highlight is undoubtedly the spectacular unhindered views of Manaslu.
Just over 2,000 people complete the trek per year with more than half visiting in October. This is substantially fewer than visiting Annapurna, Everest or Langtang. There are two main reasons for the fewer numbers.
The first reason is that the trek used to require camping, as there were too few tea-houses along the trail. In particular there was no lodge below the Larkya La (a pass at 5135m) requiring an enforced night of camping? This is no longer the case. Since 2010 there is a tea-house below the pass and all the way up from the starting point. A few of the tea-houses are still basic compared to counterparts on the Annapurna Circuit, but most are comfortable.
The second reason is that the trek has restricted area status. This means it requires a special permit (see below), that the group have two or more members and that a registered trekking guide accompanies the group. In 2011, for Nepal Tourism Year, the permit fee was reduced to US$50 per week.
These two factors together have made the trek affordable for budget travellers and it is now being referred to as The New Annapurna Circuit.
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2017-03-30 04:44:39

‎Scott Mccrae‎ says:

“Incredible Manaslu Trekking Experience!” Our time in the Manaslu Conservation Area was incredible due to the fantastic team at Nepal Guide info team. We did a 15-day circuit trek of Manaslu with a guide and porter and both our guide, Sanjib, and...

2017-03-26 15:43:31

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“Great experience on the manaslu circuit trek” Manasalu circuit and we have enjoyed every minute of it. We booked on to the trip from a recommendation of friend and we glad we did. We have been expertly guided by Sanjib who's calm easy going friendl...

2016-12-18 15:10:58

Christoph says:

Manaslu Trekking With Best Guide and Company in Nepal My girlfriend and I trek the Manaslu circuit this previous November (2016). All in all it took us about 14 days to complete the entire trek and it was incredible! Our guide was Ram Shrestha , a...

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