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Trek to the spectacular Manaslu area for an incredible adventure of life time where you can experience the wilderness, mountain culture and the amazing Himalayas. The overall all experience of trekking in the area of the sixth highest mountain in the world, Manaslu, is simply wonderful.
This Manaslu Larkya La trekking takes you to the Manaslu region where you trek through beautiful villages, spectacular landscapes, magnificent Himalayan views and cross 5160 meters high Himalayan pass of Larkya La. It’s a high altitude trekking so you need to prepare well for this adventure. The trekking brings you a good mixture of nature, culture, and spirituality and Himalayan magnificence. This trek is relatively less explored in comparison to Everest and Annapurna thus it is less crowded and you can enjoy the beauty of the area in a quiet environment. Although less explored, the trekking region has quite a few guest houses in the overnight camps so we can do tea house trekking in this region.
Today is your arrival day in Kathmandu. Once you finish the custom and visa process and come outside at the airport in Kathmandu, you will find a person waiting for you with our company sign board. Follow him to the car and you will be driven to your hotel. Check in, relax and spend some leisurely time.
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour
We will take you for a historical and cultural sightseeing tour of Kathmandu after breakfast today. The tour will take you to some of the cultural heritage sites in Kathmandu valley. Those sites are Pashupatinath to see the Hindu cremation rituals on the bank of a holy river, Boudhanath which is the largest Buddhist stupa in the world, Swoyambhunath famously known as monkey temple and Kathmandu Durbar Square which is a medieval palace square where you visit the temple of living goddess, Kumari.
Day 03: Kathmandu – Sotikhola
We drive to Sotikhola today. This around nine hours of drive will take us to the destination via beautiful countryside of Nepal. The drive brings us some spectacular views of the middle hills and high snowcapped mountains in the Himalayas as well. We drive to Dhadingbesi and then drive further to Sotikhola via Aarughat bazar. While drive past these and other several local towns, we can notice the cultural lifestyle of the people living in there and in the countryside.
Stay overnight at Sotikhola.
Day 04: Sotikhola – Machha Khola
The real adventure of trekking in the Manaslu begins today after breakfast. We go past some beautiful ethnic Gurung villages on the trail where we can get a bit of glimpse of their cultural lifestyle. We trek past beautiful terraced paddy fields, forest and many other spectacular landmarks in the area. Once we reach Machha Khola, we check into a guest house and relax.
Day 05: Machha Khola – Jagat 1410m
The second day of the trek will take us to a beautiful village called Jagat. We will have chance to walk through beautiful landscapes for about seven hours before we reach Jagat. We walk past a natural hot spring and cross many suspension bridges on the way. It is a very good experience of natural wonders and culture of the rural Nepal. On reaching Jagat, we check into a guest house and relax.
Day 06: Jagat – Deng 1804m
Deng is the village where we are trekking to after breakfast today. We map the mountain trail up and down the hill walking past some beautiful villages and forested areas. We are still walking on the Budhi Gandaki River valley so we meet the same river on our walk today. It will take us around seven hours to reach Deng to stay overnight.
Day 07: Deng – Namrung 2630m
We are slowly gaining the elevation on our trek to this beautiful Manaslu region. We will walk to 2630 meters today to Namrung. Now the Buddhist cultural experiences are evident on the trail as we walk past Buddhist monasteries. High Mountain cultural in Nepal is basically influenced by Buddhism so the same is with this region as well. After walking for about seven hours through the beautiful landscapes, we reach Namrung to be greeted by magnificent view of the Himalayas. We check into a guest house and relax.
Day 08: Namrung – Samagaun 3530m
We are gaining another 900 meters of elevation today when we reach Samagaun after the walk of the day. The walk today brings us some spectacular views of the Himalayan peaks including the Manaslu itself. We walk past several beautiful cultural villages and Buddhist monasteries before we reach Samagaun to stay overnight.
Day 09: Acclimatization Day
As we are already at the elevation of 3530 meters above sea level, it is essential that we acclimatize with this high altitude climate especially when we are going even higher in the days to come. We spend the day today by exploring Samagaun and surrounding. We can explore the Buddhist monasteries in the village, go for a walk around, and be enchanted by the overwhelming charm of the mountain peaks. Stay overnight at Samagaun today.
Day 10: Samagaun – Samdo – 3860 m
Our day trek starts with a descent first. The trail descends down to a river where we will find two trails. One goes towards Manaslu Base Camp but we take the other that goes towards Larkya La pass. After walking for about five hours and enjoying the incredible landscape and other wonders of the region, we reach Samdo where we are staying overnight.
Day 11: Acclimatization Day
Another acclimatization day at Samdo today. We go for day hiking trip just to get acquainted with the high altitude climate here. After the day of exploration of the area, we come back to Samdo and stay overnight.
Day 12: Samdo – Larkya Phedi – 4460 m
We are walking to Larkya Phedi today for about five hours. Larkya Phedi is situated at the elevation of 4460 meters above sea level. We walk past amazing landscapes on the mountain trail enjoying the natural and cultural wonders in the area. As we are gaining a good elevation today and going be at almost 4500 meters above sea level, its better we keep our pace slow which will allow us to save energy and get familiar with the climate there. Stay overnight at Larkya Phedi.
Day 13: Larkya Phedi – Larkya La – 5160 m – Bimthang – 3720 m
We are going to be at the highest elevation of the trip today as we cross Larkya La pass. It’s a glacial walk to the Larkya La which brings some breathtaking views of the Himalayas. The walk today is full of all Himalayan fun and excitement created by the magnificent views along the trail and from the pass. When we reach the pass we achieve the elevation of 5160 meters above sea level. After the pass, the trail descends down to take us to Bimthang at the elevation of 3720 meters above sea level to stay overnight.
Day 14: Bimthang – Tilije – 2300 m
Now onwards we are making only the descents on the elevation level. We are trekking for about six hours to Tilije today. The greater relief is that we are going down on the elevation and we still can enjoy the Himalayan wonders along the walk. We walk past some local settlements and other wonderful landmarks before we reach Tilije to stay overnight today.
Day 15: Tilije – Taal – 1700 m
We will meet the famous Annapurna Circuit trekking trail on our walk today. When we reach Dharapani, we can meet people walking on the Annapurna Circuit trekking trail. We will have some wonderful cultural and natural experience as we walk past villages and beautiful landscapes. Once we reach Dharapani, we walk further down to Taal to stay our overnight today.
Day 16: Taal – Syange – 1080 m
We trek to Syange today traversing the trail on Marsyangdi river valley. The day is a wonderful mixture of culture and nature. Stay overnight at Syange.
Day 17: Syange – Kathmandu
We drive to Besisahar early in the morning and get on to another bus that takes us to Kathmandu. It’s a long day drive today and most of our time will be on bus but we still get to see beautiful countryside and some spectacular views of the Himalayas before we reach Kathmandu. Once we reach Kathmandu, we go to hotel, check in and relax at leisure.
Day 18: Departure Day
Get ready at the hotel lobby 3 hours prior to your flight time and we will transfer you to airport for your departure flight.
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