Picture are taken form Shyla during 13 days Manaslu Larkya La Pass.Picture are taken form Shyla during 13 days Manaslu Larkya La Pass.

Manaslu Larkya La Pass - 13 Days Itinerary

Quick Facts
  • Trip Duration13 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Difficulty Level Strenuous
  • Maximum Altitude 5,160 m/16,929 ft (Larkya La pass)
  • Activity Trek
  • Starts/Ends Arughat - Besisahar
  • Group Size 1 - 16
  • Transportation Local bus
  • Best Season Spring and Autumn
Why You'll Love This Trip
  • Experience the awe-inspiring grandeur of Mount Manaslu, the world’s eighth-highest peak, during your trek on the Manaslu Larkya La Pass.
  • A serene and unique trekking route that offers both tranquility and adventure to your journey.
  • Discover the untouched beauty of the valleys and landscapes surrounding the Larkya La Pass, a hidden gem in the Manaslu hike region.
  • Immerse yourself in the authentic Tibetan Buddhist culture and observe the daily lifestyle of the welcoming locals in the villages along the pass.
  • Explore the sacred monasteries and cultural landmarks that dot the trail, each offering unique cultural insights.
  • Traverse through picturesque villages, lush forests, rolling hills, and verdant valleys, soaking in the natural beauty around you.
  • Challenge yourself by crossing the formidable Larkya La Pass, one of the highest points in the Manaslu hiking region.
  • Hike to the Manaslu Base Camp and witness the breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks and landscapes.
  • Throughout your trek across the Manaslu Larkya La Pass, take in breathtaking views of the snow-capped peaks and let the shifting mountain scenery enchant you.
  • Celebrate your sense of accomplishment as you complete this challenging yet rewarding trek.

How is the Larkya La Pass trek?

“Situated in a secluded region, the Manaslu Larkya La Pass trek presents an exhilarating and demanding journey in Nepal. On this trek, you will explore the untouched marvels of the Himalayas through charming villages, concealed valleys, and ancient monasteries in the Manaslu Nepal region. If you’re seeking an exceptional trek in Nepal that perfectly combines stunning landscapes, rich Tibetan culture, and exciting adventures, the Manaslu Larkya La Pass trek is an absolute must-try.”

Mt. Manaslu is the eighth-highest peak in the world. Manaslu Larkya La Pass is one of the longest passes in the Himalayan Range of Nepal, situated at 5,106 meters (16,752 feet) above sea level. It is a place for the treks to Manaslu Nepal Base Camp and Bhimtang Valley. However, the Annapurna region is home to the 6249-meter-tall Larkya Peak mountain. The path leads to Manaslu's right sub-peak.

Manaslu Nepal trekking is a breathtaking and beautiful experience that offers a unique blend of physical challenge and stunning natural beauty. Manaslu Larkya La Pass leads you to a panoramic view of the mountain with breathtaking vistas, snow-capped peaks, lush greenery, and serene landscapes. Larkya La Pass is the route that connects Manaslu Conservation Area and Annapurna Conservation Area. Larkya La Pass is very near the Nepal and China border. Larkya La pass gives you the most beautiful views of the Annapurna and Manaslu climb ranges.

What is the overview of the Larkya La Pass trek?

Larkya La Pass is a high mountain pass in the Manaslu region of Nepal, and it is a popular trekking destination. Manaslu's unparalleled beauty and diverse blend of Tibetan and Nepalese culture make it a true adventure for travelers in Nepal. The mountains and valleys are covered in unique and pristine ecosystems. It gives us magnificent mountain views and a rich culture. The Manaslu Larkya La Pass Trek has recently gained popularity among trekkers. Larkya La Pass has very few hotels and restaurants. Despite the fact that Larkya La Pass does have some very good teahouses to stay in, Larkya La Pass tea house provides authentic Nepali Himalayan cuisine. The authentic Nepali-Himalayan cuisine gives you the chance to taste something different and tasty. The food found in this place is organic and healthy.

Larkya La Pass, located in Manaslu’s hiking region, serves as an inspiration for adventurers. The walk displays the Himalayas' natural beauty, with snow-capped peaks and scenic valleys providing a stunning backdrop. The hike is also a cultural journey that highlights the peaceful blend of Tibetan and Nepalese traditions. The scarcity of hotels and restaurants along the route contributes to the journey's difficult authenticity.

The Larkya La Pass tea house is a unique housing choice along the trail, providing trekkers with a rustic yet beautiful refuge. These limited teahouses provide an authentic experience in the middle of the Himalayas. Aside from providing a pleasant hideaway, the teahouse also offers visitors traditional Nepali and Himalayan food. This gastronomic experience is a highlight, allowing hikers to eat healthy, organic, and nutritious food—a genuine treat after a day of trekking.

As the Manaslu Larkya La Pass Trek becomes more famous, trekkers are drawn not only to the difficult ascent but also to the unique cultural and gastronomic experiences along the way. The journey to Larkya La Pass is more than just a hike; it's an immersive study of nature and culture.

What food and accommodation options are available at Larkya La Pass?

The Manaslu Larkya La Pass trek is a strenuous journey that demands both physical fitness and mental resilience. The trek reaches an altitude of 5,160 meters at Larkya La Pass, which can pose challenges related to altitude sickness. The terrain is rough and involves long hours of trekking. Good physical fitness and endurance are required, and regular cardiovascular exercises, strength training, and hiking are recommended to build stamina and strength. Prior preparation is crucial, which includes regular exercise, proper acclimatization, and packing the right gear. However, with the help of experienced guides from Nature Excursion, these challenges can be effectively navigated. Our expertise and support can turn this strenuous trek into a manageable and rewarding experience. Proper preparation and guidance are key to successfully completing this challenging trek.

What are the risks associated with altitude sickness at Larkya La Pass?

The Manaslu Larkya La Pass trek is a demanding journey in one of the restricted areas of Nepal. This trek requires more than just the desire to explore. Participants should possess strong physical fitness and endurance. The trail traverses a rugged landscape filled with steep, rocky terrain that will test your limits.

Larkya La Pass is the highest point of the Manaslu Larkya La Pass trek and is also challenging to cross. It’s important to note that the Manaslu region is one of the most remote and disconnected parts of Nepal. Apart from basic accommodation and meal service, there are limited facilities available on this trail.

The trails are completely isolated in some sections, and as the region is visited by a low number of travelers, you may not come across any fellow trekkers on the way. Trekking here can be tough and challenging, demanding both physical and mental resilience. Moreover, it is a high-altitude trek that goes above 5,000 meters.

Treks like this include the risk of altitude sickness. Its symptoms are headaches, insomnia, vomiting, nausea, and breathlessness. With each passing day, you’ll ascend to a higher elevation, so proper acclimatization is crucial. To facilitate this adjustment, our itinerary includes ample acclimatization days, ensuring your well-being remains a top priority throughout the Manaslu hike and Larkya La Pass trek.

To avoid altitude sickness during the trek, do the following things:

  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Do not smoke or drink alcoholic drinks.
  • Take plenty of rest and eat nutritious food.
  • Maintain your pace.

How does the altitude profile change as you ascend to Larkya La Pass?

The Manaslu Larkya La Pass trek is a challenging journey that takes you through a variety of altitudes, starting from Soti Khola at 710 meters and reaching the highest point at Larkya La Pass at 5160 meters. The trek progresses through several stages, each with its own unique altitude: Machha Khola (900 m), Jagat (1410 m), Deng (1804 m), Namrung (2630 m), Samagaon (3530 m), Samdo (3860 m), Dharamsala/Larkya B.C. (4460 m), Bimthang (3720 m), and finally Dharapani (1920 m). Despite the challenges of the altitude, the trek offers an unforgettable experience of the stunning landscapes of the Manaslu region. And is worth a visit by mountain lovers and enthusiasts.

What are the alternative routes or passes near Larkya La Pass?

In addition to the Larkya Pass, you can explore our Annapurna Circuit Trek package. Similar to the Larkya Pass, the Tsum Valley with Manaslu Circuit trek 19 days in the same region, allowing you to witness other mountain ranges that are close to the Manaslu range. Apart from these ranges, we also do the Langtang region trek, which provides awe-inspiring moments during the journey. Feel free to commence on this incredible adventure and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Nepal.


Manaslu Larkya La Pass - 13 Days Itinerary pictures and video



Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, our team at Nature Excursion warmly welcomes you. After settling into your hotel, immerse yourself in the city's vibrant atmosphere. Kathmandu's narrow alleys bustle with life, showcasing the harmony of 126 ethnic groups. Explore ancient temples, bustling markets, and serene courtyards, each narrating tales of cultural richness. Savor Nepalese cuisine, filled with aromatic spices, and experience traditional music. As the day ends, reflect on your immersion into Kathmandu's diverse tapestry, eagerly anticipating the adventures awaiting you on your nature excursion.


  • Max. Altitude:1,300 m
  • Accommodation:Hotel

After a day of exploration in Kathmandu, we'll transition into the next phase of our adventure: preparing for our journey to Larkya La Pass. The day is dedicated to ensuring that we have all the necessary permits and gear for the trek ahead. Our experienced team at Nature Excursion. will guide you through the process, assisting with permit applications and providing recommendations for essential trekking gear. From sturdy hiking boots to warm layers and waterproof jackets, we'll ensure that you're well-equipped to tackle the challenges and embrace the beauty of the Himalayas. As we finalize our preparations, excitement builds for the epic trekking experience that awaits us.

  • Max. Altitude:1,300 m
  • Accommodation:Hotel

Today, we embarked on a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola, situated along the banks of the Budi Gandaki river. Our journey takes us along the Kathmandu-Pokhara highway, offering glimpses of rural Nepalese life amidst hilly landscapes. As we traverse through winding roads and lush valleys, you'll have the opportunity to observe traditional villages and terraced fields dotting the countryside. After approximately 7.5 hours of travel, we'll arrive at Soti Khola, where the serene ambiance of this riverside settlement sets the stage for the adventures that lie ahead.

  • Max. Altitude:730 m/2,896 ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Duration:6-7 hours

The river marks the beginning of our journey towards Larkya Pass. We'll board on a trek from Soti Khola to Machha Khola, immersing ourselves in the stunning natural beauty of the region. The trail winds along the banks of the Budhi Gandaki River, offering mesmerizing views of cascading waterfalls and serene riverside scenery. As we traverse this windswept landscape, you'll have the opportunity to soak in the tranquility of the surroundings and marvel at the raw power of nature. With each step forward, we inch closer to our destination, embracing the adventure that lies ahead.

  • Max. Altitude:890 m/2,965 ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Duration:5-6 hours

Our journey continues as we trek from Machha Khola to Jagat, traversing diverse terrain and encountering rich cultural experiences along the way. The trail meanders through rugged landscapes, crossing bridges over roaring rivers, and ascending gentle slopes adorned with lush vegetation. As we progress, we'll have the opportunity to interact with local villagers, gaining insights into their way of life and traditions. Each step forward brings us closer to Jagat, a quaint village nestled amidst the mountains, where the warmth of the locals and the beauty of the surroundings create an unforgettable atmosphere.

  • Max. Altitude:1,410 m/4,625 ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Duration:6-7 hours

ur trek carries on from Jagat to Deng, leading us further into the heart of the Himalayas. As we traverse the rugged terrain, each step brings us closer to experiencing the raw beauty and untamed wilderness of the region. Along the way, we'll pass through charming villages, where traditional stone houses and prayer flags fluttering in the breeze offer glimpses into the local way of life. Deng, nestled amidst towering peaks and lush greenery, provides a serene setting for our journey's next chapter. With every passing moment, we immerse ourselves deeper into the captivating allure of the Himalayan landscape

  • Max. Altitude:1,804 m/5,917 ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Duration:6-7 hours

Continuing our trek, the trail from Deng to Namrung unveils breathtaking vistas and introduces us to the distinctive architecture and way of life of mountain settlements. As we ascend higher into the Himalayas, the landscape transforms, offering panoramic views of snow-capped peaks and verdant valleys. Along the way, we'll encounter traditional stone houses adorned with wood carvings, reflecting the unique architectural style of the region. Immersing ourselves in the daily rhythms of mountain life, we'll witness the resilience and hospitality of the local communities. Namrung, with its stunning mountain backdrop, welcomes us with open arms, providing a tranquil haven amidst the rugged wilderness of the Himalayas.

  • Max. Altitude:2,630 m/8,626 ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Duration:6-7hours

Our journey persists with a trek from Namrung to Lho Gaon, where the landscape and scenery may undergo significant changes. As we ascend further into the Himalayas, the terrain may become more rugged, with towering peaks and lush valleys surrounding us. Lho Gaon, nestled against a backdrop of majestic mountains, offers a tranquil stop along our trekking route. Here, amidst the serene beauty of the Himalayan wilderness, we'll find solace and inspiration in the grandeur of our surroundings.

  • Max. Altitude:3,180 m/10,433 ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Duration:4 hours

The trek from Lho Gaon to Samagaon delves deeper into the heart of the Himalayas, where the ascent may present increasing challenges. As we navigate the rugged terrain and steep inclines, we'll be rewarded with awe-inspiring vistas of snow-capped peaks and pristine alpine landscapes. Samagaon, situated at a higher altitude, serves as a vital acclimatization hub on our journey. Here, amidst the thin mountain air and breathtaking panoramas, we'll take the opportunity to rest and rejuvenate, preparing ourselves for the adventures that lie ahead in this high-altitude town.

  • Max. Altitude:3,520 m/11,548 ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Duration:4-5 hours

Today is dedicated to acclimatization as we take a well-deserved break from trekking in Samagaon. Adjusting to the thinner air at higher altitudes is essential for our health and safety as we ascend to even greater heights in the days ahead. By allowing our bodies time to adapt, we reduce the risk of altitude-related problems and ensure a smoother journey. Amidst the stunning backdrop of Samagaon, we'll take the opportunity to rest, hydrate, and immerse ourselves in the tranquility of our surroundings, preparing both body and mind for the challenges that lie ahead.

  • Max. Altitude:3,520 m/11,548 ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation:Teahouse

Resuming our journey, we continue our trek from Samagaon to Samdo. As we progress, the landscapes may become more rugged, and we may observe shifts in vegetation and climate. The vistas that unfold before us offer glimpses of the raw beauty and untamed wilderness of the Himalayas. With each step forward, we ascend further into the heart of this majestic mountain range, embracing the challenges and rewards of high-altitude trekking. Samdo, our destination for the day, welcomes us with its remote charm and serves as a resting point before we venture deeper into the Himalayan wilderness.

  • Max. Altitude:3,875 m/12,713 ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Duration:3-4 hours

Our journey persists with a challenging hike from Samdo to Dharamsala, characterized by steep terrain and anticipation as we approach the foot of the ascent to the renowned Larkya La Pass. As we navigate through rugged landscapes and ascending trails, the thrill of nearing this significant milestone fills us with excitement. Dharamsala, our destination for the day, offers a tranquil setting amidst the Himalayan wilderness, providing a peaceful retreat before the final push towards the pass.

  • Max. Altitude:4,480 m/14,698 ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Duration:3 hours

Today marks a pivotal moment in our adventure as we conquer the formidable Larkya La Pass. The ascent demands effort and endurance, but the breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding peaks from the pass make every step worthwhile. With a sense of accomplishment, we descend from the pass, beginning our journey towards Bumthang. As we traverse through diverse terrain and picturesque landscapes, the satisfaction of overcoming the pass fills us with a profound sense of achievement. Bhimthang, nestled amidst the majestic mountains, welcomes us with open arms, offering a well-deserved respite after conquering this challenging feat.

  • Max. Altitude:5,160 m/16,929 ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Duration:9-10 hours

Continuing our trek, we journey from Bhimthang to Tilije, descending further into the valley. As we descend, the changes in elevation and scenery become evident, offering a unique perspective on the surrounding landscapes. The trail winds through lush forests, quaint villages, and terraced fields, providing ample opportunities to immerse ourselves in the beauty of the Manaslu region. With each step forward, our breathing becomes more complete due to lower altitudes and the feeling of great accomplishment.

  • Max. Altitude:1,700 m / 5,576 ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Duration:6-7 hours

The final leg of our trek takes us from Tilije to Dharapani, where we bid farewell to the breathtaking landscapes of the Manaslu region. From Dharapani, we venture on an unforgettable drive back to Kathmandu via Besisahar, retracing the memorable journey we've undertaken over the past few days. As we wind through mountainous roads and scenic villages, we reminisce about the incredible experiences and challenges we've encountered along the way. Arriving back in Kathmandu, we carry with us memories that will last a lifetime, grateful for the opportunity to explore the stunning Manaslu region of Nepal.

  • Max. Altitude:1,300 m
  • Meals:Breakfast and Lunch
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Duration:9-10 hours

As our adventure comes to an end, we prepare for our international departure from Kathmandu Airport. With hearts full of memories and experiences gathered throughout our journey, we take this moment to reflect on the beauty and wonder of Nepal. Saying farewell to this enchanting country, you make your way to Tribhuvan International Airport, cherishing the friendships formed, the challenges overcome, and the sights witnessed during our time in Nepal. With a sense of gratitude and nostalgia, you get to board our flight, carrying along the indelible imprint of Nepal's majestic landscapes and warm hospitality. Until we meet again.

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Cost Details
  • Airport pickup and drop-off services during arrival and departure dates. 
  • Transportation from Kathmandu to Soti khola by local bus (trek start point), from Dharapani (trek end point) to Besisahar by shared jeep and to Kathmandu by local bus
  • 2 nights at a hotel in kathmandu with breakfast (Hotel Thamel Park)
  • All accommodations (tea house/lodge) during the trek
  • All standard meals (Breakfast, lunch, or dinner) (the main course from the menu) during the trek
  • Government-licensed English-speaking Nature Excursion’s experienced trek guide
  • Sherpas/Porter to help luggage ( luggage weight limit is 10 kg per trekkers)
  • An assistant guide group of 6 or more trekkers
  • Guide and porter cost: his meal, accommodation, insurance, salary and other necessary equipment
  • All applicable Manaslu Special Permit, Manaslu Conservation Area Permit and Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) fees
  • Water purification tablets for safe drinking water
  • Snacks (cookies) and fresh seasonal fruit every evening after dinner, as per availability
  • All arrangements for the rescue operation in case of health-related emergencies (funded by your travel insurance company)
  • Souvenier- Company T-shirt
  • Nature Excursion trek achievement Certificate
  • Farewell diner in Kathmandu at Nepali Cultural Restaurant, end of the trek
  • International flight costs
  • Nepal entry visa fees at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA): (15 days: $25–30, 30 days: $40–50, and 90 days: $100–110)
  • Excess luggage charges (limit: 10 kg per trekkers)
  • Extra-night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival, late departure or early return from the trek
  • Personal expenses: hot and cold drinks, alchol, hot shower, laundry, wifi, battery re-charge, extra porters, etc
  • All the costs and expenses which are not listed in the included section
  • Travel insurance, which has to cover emergencies involving high-altitude rescue and evacuation (compulsory),
  • Additional costs due to delays caused by circumstances beyond our control, like- landslide, itinerary modifications due to safety concerns, weather conditions, illness, changes of government policies and strikes
  • Tips for guide, porter and driver (Expected)
Useful Information

How do I prepare for the Larkya-La Pass Trek?

Physical fitness is crucial for all individuals, especially for alpine travelers embarking on the challenging Larkya La Pass trek. This expedition presents numerous obstacles, including rapid altitude gain and rugged terrain. To prepare adequately, consider incorporating various fitness activities such as cardio training, swimming, yoga, gym workouts, and regular jogging into your routine. Strengthening your muscles and enhancing your stamina through these exercises will greatly benefit you during the trek. As you traverse steep ascents and descents on uneven, rocky paths, having a strong fitness foundation will enable you to navigate the journey with ease and fully relish each moment. Prioritize dedicating one to two hours of daily jogging at home in the month leading up to the adventure. This practice will fortify your calves, enhance ankle flexibility, and provide the necessary strength for tackling the demanding terrain of the Larkya La Pass trek.

Who are the people encountered at Larkya La Pass during the trek?

Nepal is a melting pot of cultures and ethnicities, with over 126 ethnic groups living together in peace and harmony. Larkya La Pass is also home to different groups of ethnicities. This place provides you with warm hospitality and love. The people out here are very down-to-earth and welcoming. Some locals of this area are Brahmin, Chhetri, Gurung, and Ghale. Most of the population follows Buddhism and Hinduism here.

When is the best season to undertake the Larkya La Pass trek?

The best time to visit Larkya La Pass is from March to May and September to November. October is one of the busiest months for trekking in the region. During this season, the weather is often consistent and the visibility is excellent, making it a popular choice for trekkers. October is not only a great month for trekking, but it also coincides with Dashain, one of Nepal's biggest festivals. Dashain is a Hindu festival celebrated with great enthusiasm that has cultural importance. During this time, a handful of locals and many tourists go to the region to experience the breathtaking views of Manaslu Region.

1. March to May (Spring):

In the enchanting season of spring, Larkya La Pass comes alive with vibrant colors. The weather is mild, and the rhododendrons bloom along the trails. Days are pleasantly warm, while nights remain cool. As you trek through this picturesque landscape, you'll be surrounded by lush greenery and the sweet fragrance of blossoms. Spring is a photographer's delight, capturing the delicate beauty of Nepal's flora. The clear skies offer unobstructed views of the majestic peaks, including Manaslu. Keep an eye out for local festivals that might coincide with your journey.

2. September to November (autumn):

Autumn is the golden season for trekkers in Nepal, and Larkya La Pass beckons with open arms. The weather remains stable, and the trails are well-defined. During the day, temperatures are comfortable, allowing you to focus on the breathtaking vistas. The crystal-clear views of Manaslu and its neighboring peaks are awe-inspiring. As you ascend, you'll feel the camaraderie of fellow trekkers, all drawn to this magical region. But it's not just about the mountains—the cultural richness of Nepal shines through during this season. And there's a special treat: Dashain, one of Nepal's grandest festivals, adds an extra layer of celebration to your adventure.

3. October (peak season):

October is the crown jewel of trekking months. It combines ideal weather, festive vibes, and panoramic views. The trails are bustling with trekkers from around the world, creating a lively atmosphere. As you ascend toward Larkya La Pass, the snow-capped peaks stand tall against the azure sky. The vistas are nothing short of breathtaking. But there's more—a cultural bonus! Dashain, the festival of blessings, unfolds during this time. Families reunite, feasts are shared, and blessings are exchanged. Imagine celebrating amidst the grandeur of the Himalayas. October is not just a great month for trekking; it's an invitation to immerse yourself in Nepal's natural and cultural wonders.

What is the estimated cost of the Larkya-La Pass trek?

The estimated cost of the Larkya La Pass trek depends on how long you want the adventure to last and how deeply you wish to immerse yourself in nature. However, for a general statement, the expenses include trekking permit fees, lodging and meals, and transportation. The total cost of the trek typically falls within the range of USD 1900 to USD 2300, varying based on your travel period and the number of fellow adventurers accompanying you. Whether you’re a solo wanderer seeking solitude or part of a merry band of trekkers, the Himalayas await your footsteps.

What permits and regulations apply for trekking in the Larkya La Pass area?

Trekking in the Manaslu Nepal region, including Larkya La Pass, requires obtaining various permits and adhering to certain regulations. These permits are necessary to ensure the preservation of the natural and cultural heritage of the area.

Firstly, you'll need to obtain the Manaslu Conservation Area Permit (MCAP) and the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP). These permits can be obtained from the Nepal Tourism Board in Kathmandu or from the respective conservation area offices in the region.

In addition to the conservation area permits, you'll also need to obtain the Restricted Area Permit (RAP) for trekking in the Manaslu Nepal region. This permit is issued by the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu and is only granted through registered trekking agencies.

It's important to trek with a licensed guide or porter; as per the new law change, it is mandatory for all trekkers in the region. This not only ensures your safety but also provides employment opportunities for the local community.

Why do I need permits for trekking in the Larkya La Pass area?

Trekking permits are essential for several reasons when exploring the Larkya La Pass area and other regions of Nepal. These permits ensure conservation efforts, protect cultural heritage, regulate trekking activities, enhance safety, and support local communities.

What are the attractions and notable features along the trek to Larkya La Pass?

Trekking to Larkya La Pass offers a multitude of stunning highlights and attractions along the way. Here are some notable points of interest:

Birendra Lake: Located near the village of Samdo, Birendra Lake is a quaint glacial lake surrounded by snow-capped peaks. Where you can take a moment to soak in the serenity and beauty of this natural wonder.

Monasteries: The region is home to several ancient Buddhist monasteries and gompas. You can explore these sacred sites, immerse yourself in the local culture, and witness the monks' daily rituals.

Wildlife spotting: Keep an eye out for the diverse wildlife that inhabits the Manaslu region. You may spot Himalayan tahr, musk deer, langur monkeys, and a variety of bird species. The fact that the trek is not as crowded as other places makes spotting this fauna easy.

Panoramic views: As you ascend towards Larkya La Pass, you'll be rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks, including Manaslu, Himlung, and some peaks of the Annapurna Range.

Why are acclimatization hikes important?

Acclimatization hikes are crucial during high-altitude treks like the Larkya La Pass expedition. These hikes allow your body to gradually adjust to the thin air, preventing altitude sickness. Spending nights above 4,000 meters is the maximum threshold, and acclimatization hikes prepare you for this celestial rendezvous. They introduce you to the Himalayan landscape, the rugged trails, and the camaraderie of fellow trekkers. So, lace up your boots, breathe deep, and let the magic of the mountains unfold.

Why choose Nature Excursion Pvt. Ltd. for the trek to Larkya La Pass?

While selecting Nature Excursion Pvt. Ltd., you unlock a treasure trove of advantages. Not only do we offer competitive costs, but we also deliver genuine value for every penny you invest and the trust you place in us. Expert guides with more than 15 years of experience navigating the Nepali Himalayas are in charge of our meticulously planned trips. We and our team possess a wealth of knowledge, from eloquent communication and friendly demeanor to an intimate understanding of the terrain, routes, majestic peaks, local culture, and cherished traditions. Most importantly, they share a warm camaraderie with the locals, ensuring an authentic and enriching journey. With us, your adventure transcends mere trails; it becomes a symphony of discovery and connection.

Some of the benefits you will get from joining us during the Manaslu Larkya La Pass are:

  • Free airport pick-up and drop-off services
  • Complementary farewell dinner
  • Company t-shirt and certificate
  • 24/7 available
  • Professional and expert mountain leader
  • Down jacket, duffel bag, and sleeping bag (returnable)
  • Free storage of extra luggage at Kathmandu
  • Oximeter and first-aid kit during the trek
  • There is no hidden cost or policy


  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Winter hat, insulating hat or wide-brimmed hat
  • Headlight with extra battery


  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglass with UV protection
  • Face and body wipes


  • Lightweight gloves
  • Lightweight winter gloves


  • Hiking shirt
  • Long-sleeved shirt
  • Hooded rain jacket
  • Fleece jacket
  • Lightweight cotton pants
  • T-shirt (bring lightweight wool)
  • Polypropylene underwear
  • Down jacket (available for rent in Kathandu)
  • Sweater
  • Waterproof jacket and pants


  • Hiking boots
  • Thick wool shocks (take an extra pair of thick wool shocks)


  • Backpack or daypack (size depends on whether you take a porter or not.)
  • Thermal bottle
  • Water purification
  • Trekking pole
  • Sleeping bag (-20-degree sleeping bag is best in high altitude trekking)


  • Medium size drying towel
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Biodegradable bar soap
  • Nail clippers


  • Money
  • Watch
  • Cell phone
  • Camera


  • First aid kit
  • Extra password photos and photocopies of password
  • Notebook and pen
  • Binoculars

Manaslu Larkya La Pass - 13 Days Itinerary FAQs

  • The Manaslu Circuit Trek is a challenging and off-the-beaten-path trek in the western region of Nepal that takes you around Mt. Manaslu, the eighth highest mountain in the world. The Trek, unlike other regions, is perfect for individuals who are seeking a less-crowded trekking destination. The trek usually takes between 14 and 17 days, which can be extended to 20 days too. The route leads you up and around the base of Mount Manaslu as you stay each night in different Tibetan-style villages and tea houses along the way.


  • The Larkya La Pass trek, which is part of the Manaslu Nepal Circuit Trek, typically takes around 15 days to complete. Each day, trekkers have to trek for around 6-7 hours on a tough trekking route, with ups and downs being very normal. The highest elevation trekkers must sleep at is around 4450 meters at Dharamsala. The trek from Dharamsala to the top of the Larkya La Pass itself takes about 6 hours. Please note that these durations can vary based on factors such as weather conditions, individual pace, and acclimatization needs. It’s always a good idea to allow some extra days for unforeseen circumstances.

  • Amphu Lapcha Pass is Nepal's highest mountain pass, standing at 5845 meters (19177 ft). Aside from this, there are many high passes for the Manaslu hike.

  • The Manaslu Circuit Trek is considered difficult because of the high altitudes, inaccessible terrain, and changing weather conditions. The walk takes approximately 16 days to reach the Larkya La Pass at 5,160 meters. Trekkers should be physically fit. Despite the difficulty, the trek offers a unique view of stunning Himalayan landscapes and cultural experiences.

  • Having a guide on this trek is highly advisable, as unlike many other treks, the Larkya La pass is unique and untrodden. This may pose a challenge to many tourists who may be unaware of the geography and the necessity for a successful trek at Larkya La Pass. It's important to trek with a licensed guide or porter; as per the new law, it is mandatory for all trekkers in the region. This not only ensures your safety but also provides employment opportunities for the local community.

  • The best time to visit Larkya La Pass is from March to May and September to November.

  • We believe any person who does a moderate level of activity on a daily basis can and has accomplished this trek. You'll be walking with your gear the entire trail. So, you get to train your body through strength, endurance, elevation, and aerobic conditioning. Besides, along with you,we will optimize our treks for your ease and comfort.

  • There are numerous rental stores in Thamel where you can hire equipment. Renting is an excellent way to save money and reduce your overall Manaslu Circuit Trek costs. Nature Excursions can help you with renting and buying gear for the trek.

  • The Manaslu Circuit Trek spans about 16 days and provides an in-depth tour of Nepal's magnificent Manaslu region. The trek is famous for its unique landscape, culture, and challenging climb to the high-altitude Larkya La Pass.

  • The Manaslu Circuit Trek in Nepal is an exciting and less-crowded alternative to the Annapurna Circuit. The journey immerses trekkers in authentic Tibetan and Nepalese cultures. The highlight is crossing the hard Larkya La Pass, which stands at 5,160 meters, making it a one-of-a-kind and memorable trip for those looking for a less-traveled road in the Himalayas.

  • The Manaslu Circuit Trek in Nepal is equally seeking and rewarding. It is less crowded than the Annapurna and Everest Base Camp hikes, and it provides breathtaking vistas of the Himalayas, especially Manaslu, the world's eighth-highest mountain.

  • The Kanchenjunga region, the Manaslu Conservation Area, and the Annapurna Conservation Area are the best treks in Nepal for seeing snow leopards. These areas are renowned for their rich wildlife, which includes the elusive snow leopard. Additionally, it is important to hike with professional guides and follow local regulations to ensure the safety of both trekkers and wildlife.

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