Around Manaslu – Larke La Pass Trek
Trip highlights: ‘A remarkable adventure in the midst of high snow-capped mountains, verdant rain-alpine forest, off-beaten paths, views of majestic snow peaks, high pass of Larke la, traditional villages and Buddhist culture, warm friendly locals with picturesque scenery of the great surrounding landscapes and high mountain range’.
Introduction: Great Adventurer Treks & Expeditions trekking invites you to a classic adventure towards midwest Himalayan region a great adventure Around Manaslu the worlds 8th highest mountain at 8,156 meters first climbed by Japanese expeditions in the late 1950’s this great adventure starts with an interesting drive towards the famed ancient Gorkha Kingdom and then heading towards the town-village of Arughat in the mid-west of Nepal. From here trek follows upstream of Buri-Gandaki river from the sub-tropical forest to the dry arctic of Tibetan zone, offering outstanding views of Mt. Manaslu along with a panorama of the surrounding magnificent peaks that straddle the border with Tibet.
Great Adventure Treks continues over the highest point of this trip at Larke la pass at 5,213m, from the top of the pass, it is almost down-hill through the serene alpine forests and meadows till the walk reaches to the main trail of the Annapurna circuit at Dharapani village, journey continues towards with the last day walk at Chamje village, from here a scenic drive leads back to Kathmandu with stunning views of the Manaslu and Annapurna range including the magnificent majestic Mt.Machhapuchare (Fish Tail) with the traditional mid hills villages.
Finally completing this adventurous trip of a lifetime with Great Adventure Treks & Expeditions to Around Manaslu Trekking (Pvt) Ltd.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu [1,300m/4,264 ft]
Day 02: Half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Sotikhola [710m/2328 ft] 8 – 9 hours
Day 04: Soti Khola – Maccha Khola [900m/2952 ft]: 6 – 7 hours
Day 05: Maccha Khola -Jagat [1410m/ 4625 ft]: 6 – 7 hrs
Day 06: Jagat – Deng [1,804m/5917 ft]: 6 – 7 hrs
Day 07: Deng – Namrung [2630m/8626ft]: 6 – 7 hrs
Day 08: Namrung – Samagaon [3530m/11,578 ft]: 6-7 hours
Day 09: Samagaon – Pungyen gompa – Samagaon: 6 – 7 hours exploration
Day 10: Samagaon – Samdo [3860m/12,660 ft]: 4 – 5 hours
Day 11: Rest Day in Samdo
Day 12: Samdo – Dharamsala/Larkya B. C. [4460m/14, 628 ft]: 4 – 5 hours
Day 13: Dharamsala – Larke la [5160m/16, 924 ft] – Bimthang [3720m/12, 201 ft]: 8 – 9 hours
Day 14: Bimthang – Tilije [2300m/7544ft]: 5 – 6 hours
Day 15: Tilije – Dharapani 3-4 hours and drive to Besishar 825m 4-5 hours
Day 16: Drive to Kathmandu 5-6 hours
Day 17: Final departure