Larke Pass trek

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  • Availability
    March to May & October to December

  • Trip Duration
    15 days

  • Trek Difficulty

  • Group Size
    Private and Group Tour

  • Maximum Altitude

  • Guide Language

Quick Overview

  • Start : Kathmandu
  • End: Kathmandu
  • Duration 15 days
  • Best Season Sept-Dec, Feb-May


Located on the border between Nepal and Tibet, Larkya Pass Trek is another popular trekking destination in Manaslu Region which was officially opened for trekkers in 1992. The trek offers mesmerizing mountain beauty along with the local lifestyle influenced by Tibetan culture. Larkya pass is one of the longest passes in Nepal which stays around Manaslu, the eighth highest mountain in the world, standing at 8156m, so be ready for a high altitude trek that can be fun as well as demanding. You don't need to have past trekking experience for this trek but you got to have good health and physical fitness. The trail passes through the forests which are home to more than 330 species of birds, 3 reptiles, 33 mammals, 2000 different types of plants, etc. The geographical and biological diversity of the region is a prime attraction factor of Larkya Pass Trekking. Reaching the top of the Larkya Pass at 5,112m, you'll be blessed by majestic mountain views such as Manaslu (8,163 meters/26,781 feet), ), Annapurna II (7,937 meters/26,040 feet), HimlungHimal (7,140 meters/23,430 feet and Kangguru Himal (6,981 meters/22,904 feet), etc.

Larkya Pass Trek begins with a scenic drive to Arughat and Soti Khola from Kathmandu. From Soti Khola we pass through the beautiful hamlets of Jagat, Samdo, Sama Gaon, and Deng reaching an altitude of 5,112, the highest spot of the trekking Larkya Pass. During this trek, you'll also get to know about the unique culture and traditions of the local inhabitants, their lifestyles, and their unique way of living. Larkya Pass Trek is the best opportunity to explore remote Nepal and enjoy your holiday.


Things to know before Larke  pass (alt.5130m) 


Here are some important things to know before embarking on the Manaslu Circuit Trek:

1.   Physical fitness: The Manaslu Circuit Trek is a challenging trek that requires a moderate to high level of physical fitness. The trek involves several days of strenuous hiking at high altitudes, so it's important to be in good physical condition and have some previous trekking experience.

2.  Altitude sickness: The Manaslu Circuit Trek takes you to high altitudes, with the highest point being the Larkya La Pass at an elevation of 5,135 meters. Altitude sickness is a common concern, so it's important to acclimatize properly and to be aware of the symptoms.

3.  Weather:  The weather in the Manaslu region can be unpredictable and can change quickly, so it's important to be prepared for all types of weather conditions, including rain, snow, and high winds.

4.    Permits:  The Manaslu Circuit Trek is a restricted trekking region, so it's important to obtain the necessary permits and follow the regulations set by the government. This includes hiring a licensed trekking guide and a porter and following the designated trail.

5.  Insurance:  It's highly recommended to have adequate travel and medical insurance before embarking on the trek, as the remote location and challenging terrain can make access to medical facilities difficult in case of an emergency.

6.  Types of equipment: The right gear is essential for a successful and comfortable trek. This includes good-quality trekking boots, warm clothing, rain gear, a warm sleeping bag, and a sturdy backpack.

7.   Respect local culture:  The Manaslu region is home to a rich cultural heritage, and it's important to be respectful of the local communities and to follow the customs and traditions of the area. This includes respecting the environment and minimizing the impact of tourism on the local ecosystem.

By keeping these things in mind, you can ensure a safe and successful Manaslu Circuit Trek, while also being mindful of the cultural and natural heritage of the region.



Landscape in Manaslu Larke la pass Trek 


The landscape of the Manaslu Circuit Trek is diverse and stunning, offering a unique blend of alpine forests, rolling hills, high-altitude passes, and snow-capped peaks.


The trek starts in the subtropical lowlands, where lush green forests, paddy fields, and fast-flowing rivers are the dominant features. As you climb higher into the mountains, the landscape changes dramatically, with dense forests giving way to alpine meadows, rocky ridges, and snow-capped peaks.

One of the highlights of the trek is the Larkya La Pass, which offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountain ranges, including the Annapurna and Himalayas. The pass is surrounded by towering peaks, glaciers, and pristine alpine lakes, creating a truly breathtaking landscape.

Further, into the trek, you will reach the Tsum Valley, a hidden valley located in the Manaslu region that is known,n for its rich cultural heritage and stunning mountain scenery. The valley is surrounded by towering peaks and is dotted with ancient monasteries and traditional villages, creating a unique and serene landscape.

Overall,  the Manaslu Circuit Trek offers a diverse and varied landscape that showcases the natural beauty and cultural heritage of the region. Whether you are a seasoned trekker or a nature enthusiast, the trek is sure to leave a lasting impression and offer a truly unforgettable experience.


People, Language, and Religion in Manaslu Circuit Trek 


The Manaslu region is inhabited by a mix of different ethnic groups, including the Gurung, Tamang, and Bhutia communities. The people of the region are friendly, welcoming, and proud of their cultural heritage.

The predominant language spoken in the Manaslu region is Nepali, but many of the local communities also speak their own unique dialects, such as Gurung and Tamang. English is widely spoken among trekking guides and porters, making communication easier for foreign travelers.

Religion is an important aspect of the lives of the local communities in the Manaslu region, with the majority of the population following Hinduism or Buddhism. The region is home to several ancient monasteries, shrines, and temples, which are considered sacred by the local communities and play a central role in their religious and cultural practices.

Visitors to the Manaslu region are expected to be respectful of the local culture and religion and to follow the customs and traditions of the area. This includes dressing modestly, avoiding alcohol and drugs, and being mindful of the local environment and wildlife.

Overall, the people, language, and religion of the Manaslu region are an integral part of the unique cultural heritage of the area and are an important aspect of the trekking experience for visitors.


Manaslu, Larke la pass Trekking  Difficulty


The Manaslu Circuit Trek or Larke la pass trek is considered a challenging trek, and it is suitable for experienced trekkers with a good level of physical fitness. The trek requires trekkers to walk for long hours each day, often over rough terrain and at high altitudes, with some days involving steep ascents and descents.

The highest point of the trek is the Larkya La Pass,  (alt. 5130m) which stands at an altitude of 5,106 meters (16,752 feet). The pass is a physically demanding section of the trek and requires trekkers to be prepared for inclement weather and altitude sickness. The trek also passes through remote areas, and proper planning, preparation, and gear are necessary to ensure a safe and successful trek.

It's recommended to consult with a doctor and obtain a fitness certificate before embarking on the trek. It's also important to acclimatize properly and follow proper hydration, nutrition, and altitude sickness prevention practices to minimize the risks and ensure a safe and enjoyable trek.



Trek Highlights of Larke la pass Trek 


  • Larkya Pass at 5,112m
  • Tibetan-influenced culture
  • Spectacular mountain views including Annapurna Ranges, Manaslu Ranges, etc.
  • A peaceful walk through the rhododendron forest
  • Varieties of flora and fauna
  • Diverse culture and tradition

Food in Larke la Pass Trek 

You will have three meals a day, all provided by these tea houses which includes varieties of option such as Dal Bhat, potatoes, vegetables, pasta, noodles, cereals, eggs, rice, soup, etc. You'll stay in clean teahouses which provide homely services. While in Kathmandu city, you will stay at a 3-star hotel with breakfast service.


Accommodation in Larke la Pass Trek ;

Staying at tea houses during Larke Pass Trek gives you the chance to explore the simple way of living away from luxury products and modern devices. You'll find all the simple and comfortable usually with two beds a mattress blanket and pillows. Some will have an en-suite bathroom but most have shared bathrooms with the squat toilet in mountain areas.

Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival , alt 1300m
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing
Day 03: Drive to Soti khola via Aru ghat
Day 04: Trek to machhi Khola,  5 to 6 hours (Alt 1300m)
Day 05: Trek to Jagat via Khorlabesi  (alt. 1800m)
Day 06: Trek to Dyang Alt 1900m
Day 07: Trek to Namrung Alt.2900m
Day 08: Trek to Low gaun  (alt. 3700m.)
Day 09: Trek to Sama gaun (Alt 3560m)
Day 10: Trek to Manaslu Base Camp
Day 11: Trek to Samdu (alt.3700m)
Day 12: Trek to Dharmasala (Alt.4200m)
Day 13: Trek to Bhim Phedi via Larke la pass (Alt 5130m)
Day 14: Trek back to Dharapani (Alt.1900m)
Day 15: Drive back to Kathmandu via Beshishar. , alt. 1300m.
Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival , alt 1300m

You may arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport anytime soon. One of our airport representatives will be waiting for you at the airport terminal and after your arrival, he/she will greet you and direct transfer you to the hotel in Kathmandu. Overnight stay.

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing

After breakfast, we'll go to visit some historical landmarks that are considered UNESCO World Heritage Sites; including the famous Hindu temple Pashupatinath, Buddhist shrine of Bouddhanath which is one of the largest Stupas in the world, the famous 'Monkey Temple' Swayambunath and historical Kathmandu Durbar Square. Overnight stay.

Day 03: Drive to Soti khola via Aru ghat

You'll meet our guide and other staff at the hotel in the morning and we all go to the bus park to catch a local bus for our journey to Soti Khola via Aru Ghat. Journey come across many farm villages and terraced fields to arrive at Soti Khola, following the Budhi Gandaki River. Overnight at a lodge in Soti Khola.

Day 04: Trek to machhi Khola,  5 to 6 hours (Alt 1300m)

Our trek finally starts from Machhi Khola with gradual climb via the small village of Liding and Lapubesi. The trail continues via terraced rice fields and up to a Gurung village of Labubesi where we'll have lunch and rest for a while and continue towards Machhi Khola. Overnight at Machhi Khola. 

Day 05: Trek to Jagat via Khorlabesi  (alt. 1800m)

The trek continues following a narrow trail that takes us to Tharo Khola and finally to Khorlabesi. We come across several ascends and descends, we reach a popular hot-spring, Tatopani and with a gradual walk, we reach Khorlabesi for overnight stay.

Day 06: Trek to Dyang Alt 1900m

We start our trek with a walk on a rocky ridge and then go towards Sirdibas. We continue to Ghatta Khola via maize and terraced fields and then walk upstream through a long suspension bridge to reach a Gurung village in Phillim and continue to Dyang for an overnight stay.

Day 07: Trek to Namrung Alt.2900m

 The trek continues through lush forest and as we ascend up, beautiful mountains like Mt. Manaslu, lovely valleys, and rocky hillocks start to appear. After reaching Namrung, you can explore Buddhist culture, tradition, and lifestyle. Overnight stay.

Day 08: Trek to Low gaun  (alt. 3700m.)

The trail to Low Gaun goes wider as we walk upwards and you'll see the close-up view of the Himalayas such as Mt. Manaslu, Saula Himal, Lajing peak, Gorkha Himal, Dwijen Himal, etc. We conclude today's trek at Low Gaun for overnight stay.

Day 09: Trek to Sama gaun (Alt 3560m)

Today's walk is short and easy and we'll feel an increase of altitude, the vegetation begins to decrease. We pass through Lihi Gaun and Lho Gaun on the way to Sama Gaun. Overnight stay at Sama Gaun.

Day 10: Trek to Manaslu Base Camp

Hike to Manaslu Base Camp is very rewarding where you'll feel peace, and a high Himalayan peak view on the way is just impressive to watch. You can have a close view of Nagdi Chuli, Simnang Himal, Manaslu ice fall, Manaslu glacier, and Birendra Kunda, etc. Overnight at Manaslu Base Camp.

Day 11: Trek to Samdu (alt.3700m)

Today, we'll walk to reach Samdu village which is just four kilometers away from the Tibetan border. but visitors are not allowed to pass the border. The trail offers stunning views of Mt. Manaslu, Samdo, Nagdi Chuli, Simnang Himal, Manaslu glacier, etc. Overnight at Samdu.

Day 12: Trek to Dharmasala (Alt.4200m)

The starts with crossing a wooden bridge over Budhi Gandaki River and continue walking uphill where we cross a few streams and seeing a glimpse of the Larkya glacier. We conclude today's trek at Dharmasala.

Day 13: Trek to Bhim Phedi via Larke la pass (Alt 5130m)

Today's trek is one of the toughest days of our entire trek where we are crossing the main highlights and highest point of our trek, Larke La Pass. On the way to pass, majestic views of Himlung, Cheo, Kanggru and the Annapurna and Manaslu are just amazing. We descend to Bhim Phedi for overnight stay. 

Day 14: Trek back to Dharapani (Alt.1900m)

Enjoying an amazing view of mountains including Manaslu, Lamjung, Cheu Himal, Himlung, we descend back to Dharapani from Bhim Phedi. We'll pass by amazingly colored chortens and mani walls on our way back to Dharapani. Overnight at Dharapani.

Day 15: Drive back to Kathmandu via Beshishar. , alt. 1300m.

It is our last day of Larke Pass Trek and we drive back to Kathmandu via Besisahar and we'll bid you farewell upon reaching the Kathmandu valley.

Cost Includes

  • Airport peak and drop off.
  •  Two-night hotel in Kathmandu  (one on arrival and one on departure B/B
  • Three times meals on trek (breakfast, lunch &, dinner)
  • Hot drinks Tea or coffee.
  • Fresh fruit after dinner every day
  • Accommodation on a normal basis twin sharing room.
  • Experience English-speaking guide.
  •  Porter. (Two people one porter) Each porter carries 25kg.
  • Manslu Conservations Fee 
  • Manaslu restrict area permit
  •  Rural municipality entrance Fee.
  • Treated drinking water.
  • All the Ground transportation.
  •  First aid kit.
  • Nature explore trek down jacket (refundable after the trip)
  • Duffle bag for the trip (refundable after the trip
  •  Last night's dinner at Nepali kitchen with the cultural dance show.
  •  Nature explore t-shirt.
  • All the trip necessary documents
  • Gov. VAT .tax

Cost Excludes

  • Personal insurance
  • International airfare
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Trekking equipment
  • All type of beverag-Extra expenses like   Buttery charge, WIFI-  Hot shower, Laundry during the trek.
  • Tipping for staff.

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