Manaslu Circuit via Larkya Pass

  • Trekking

  • 15 Days

  • Hard

  • 5,106 m

  • KTM- 4* Hotel Trek period - Teahouse

  • March-May Mid Sept/Oct/Nov

  • USD 1575 [2 pax +]

Mt. Manaslu is 8th highest peak of the World and stands 8,613 meter high. It is located in remote area of Gorkha district in Nepal. Manaslu Circuit is named after this magnificent mountain. As named suggest, the trail of Manaslu circuit makes anti-clockwise circle of the mountain range. The trekking route has fewer tourists than other routes like Everest and Annapurna region. Although it is a popular and as beautiful as other trekking route, it has been lesser known cousin of Annapurna Circuit trek. Manaslu Circuit trail leads to very remote places where modernization is still too far. The culture and lifestyle local are still primitive. The wild and free nature is still untouched by human interference.

Highlights of the trip

  • Close view of mountains like Mt. Manaslu, Cheo Himal, Himal Chuli , Himlung Himal and part of Annapurna range.
  • Remote location of the region.
  • Places that is less or no effect of modernization.
  • Beautiful nature with wide variety of flora and fauna and wild life.
  • Ancient lifestyle and culture.
  • Landscapes that are unique.
  • Age old monasteries.

Manaslu trail goes through city and villages where modernization are taking place. It goes through lush green forest, rivers, cliff, farmland and settlements. As we climb altitude, the terrain become harsh and difficult. The settlements are sparse and landscape changes with distance traveled. Mountains get closer and more beautiful. People of mixture culture lives in various area of region. Brahmin, Chhetri, Tamang, Magar, Gurung, and Tibetan are main residents in the region. 

At the remote area, people follows Buddhism. Their culture and lifestyle are highly influenced by religion. There are number of century old monasteries in the trail. The house and structure of remote area are still ancient and unaffected by modernization. Mountains like Ganesh Himal, ShringiChuli and part of Annapurna range can be viewed from the trail. But one of the most amazing view is of the Mt. Manaslu and its range. The trail provides very close view of this mountain which is very surreal. The Larkay Pass (5,215 m) which gives extra excitement to the adventure.

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Itinerary are in standard format. It is highly customizable with the need of clients. Please fell free to contact us for the customization.

Day 01

Arrival in Kathmandu International Airport and Transfer to Hotel (1300m).


Arrival in Kathmandu and pick up and transfer to hotel by office representative. Hang around Thamel on availability of time. Acquire and prepare necessary gear for the trip. Short briefing in evening with welcome dinner.

Meals: Welcome Dinner Accommodation: Hotel
Day 02

Kathmandu to SotiKhola(800 m) via Arughat bazaar (730m) 7-8hours drive.


It will be long drive to SotiKhola from Kathmandu. The road is black topped until Dhadingbesi. It is off road to SotiKhola after that. Slowly drive by we reach Sotikhola. Rest and overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Teahouse
Day 03

SotiKhola to MachhaKhola (900 m) 5-6 hours.


After breakfast the trail moves through jungle of pine tree and small settlements. Many small local hut type tea shops be along the trail. We slowly descend few meters then cross small bridge untill we reach final destination . Overnight. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Teahouse
Day 04

MachhaKhola to Jagat (1410 m) 6-7 hours.


The trail follows bank of the river. Our trail passes through rigid of forest. We can hear the sounds of birds and insects screaming our trail. The trail goes through several settlements and farmland. The influence of Tibetan Buddhist religion  gradually start to get visible from here. We will stay in a teahouse at Jagat.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Teahouse
Day 05

Jagat to Dyang (1800 m) 6-7 hours.


The trail goes through several small villages in the region. It goes to various different landscapes and dense forests. Dyang is a small village in bank of DyangKhola. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Teahouse
Day 06

Dyang to Namrung (2630 m) 6-7 hours.


We will ascend quite good altitude today. The trail zigzags in and out of many canyons. The leads follows river bank and goes through dense jungle. The trail have many religious mani wall (stoned carved with holy mantra) which shows the devotion of local towards the religion.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Teahouse
Day 07

Namrung to Samagoan (3530 m) 6-7 hours.


We will ascend to higher altitude. First glimpse of Mt. Manaslu is seen today. Local people dressing and appearance seems to be distinct from people at lower altitude. People wears traditional dress and speaks differently. Their facial features are different. We will reach Samagoan and stay overnight at teahouse

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Teahosue
Day 08

Samagoan: Exploration Day


It is very necessary to acclimatize in high altitude. It helps body to adjust and rejuvenate to go further in altitude. You can explore the village or take short hike in rest day. You can visit Buddhist monasteries, hike to Glacier Lake if you are feeling like staying active. Stay overnight in Samagoan.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Teahouse
Day 09

Samagoan to Samdo (3860 m) 5 hours.


It will short walk today. It also helps in more acclimatization. As we continue in trail, we will see farmland of locals. There are not high yielding farmland. The land produces limited amount of crops in a year. There are grazing lands for animals. People rely on animal’s husbandry, special yaks. Samdo is a beautiful village where yak herding is one of main occupation. In ancient time, this was salt trading route where yak were used to carry goods. Now-a-days people use yak to carry goods for tourists and locals. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Teahouse
Day 10

Samdo to LarkayPhedi (4460 m) 4 hours.


We will head to LarkayPhedi from Samdo. It will be short distance. We will crossing small streams and follow the path alongside with mani walls. Great view of Larkay glacier can be seen from the trail. There is steep climbing near the glacier. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Teahouse
Day 11

LarkeyPhedi to Bhimthang (3700 m) via Larkay La Pass (5160 m) 8-9 hours.


It will be long and most difficult part of journey. We will reach highest point of the trip too which is 5160 meter. Mountains like Himlung (7,215 m), Kang Guru (6,980 m), CheoHimal (6,820 m) and Annapurna II (7,940 m) and many more can be seen on the way to pass. The trail drops down. Its steep and slippery path to Bhimthang. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Teahouse
Day 12

Bhimthang to Dharapani (1963 m) 8 hours.


We will enter to more relaxing altitude. Its gradual descend to Dharapani. The trail now goes through dense forest of oaks, pine, and rhododendron. The view is great on the trail. There are pasture lands where animals are grazing around with small huts made by Sheppard. We will get to Dharapani which is also a part of other trekking route, Annapurna Circuit trek. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Teahouse
Day 13

Dharapani to Kathmandu 8 hours drive.


It will be long drive to Kathmandu. It’s off road till Besi Sahar. It will be bumpy ride. After its black topped road. After reaching Kathmandu, office representatives will drop you to Hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch Accommodation: Hotel
Day 14

Rest day in Kathmandu


Today you can rest or explore (upon request) Kathmandu . Free day /shopping. Later evening  farewell dinner with team member to celebrate this trip. Overnight .

Meals: Breakfast. Dinner Accommodation: Hotel
Day 15

Transfer to International Airport for final departure.


Journey with us end here. Office representative will take you to International airport for final departure as per schedule requirement. 

Meals: Breakfast

Sherpa Khangri Outdoor takes care of members from the moment they come to Kathmandu. If extra services and  amenities required, please lets us know about it. 

Cost Includes
  • Pickups and drops from hotels and airports.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu hotel
  • Accommodation in Tea house  during trek
  • All ground transportation as per the itinerary by private vehicles.
  • Trekking guide and porter.
  • Staff Insurance and Salary.
  • Welcome and farewell dinners.
  • All meals during trek.
  • All necessary paper work; trekking permits and others.
  • Medical kit.
  • Travel and rescue arrangements only.
  • Company services and all required government taxes/royalties.
Cost Exculdes
  • Nepalese visa fee.
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Excess baggage charges 
  • Extra night accommodation in case of early or late arrival , bad weather, health problem or natural calamities etc .  
  • Any meals in Kathmandu.
  • Travel and rescue/ Heli insurance.(highly recommended)
  • Internet Access during the trek.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottled or boiled water, hot shower, heater, internet WiFi etc.)
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Personal guide if requested.
  • Optional  sightseeing .
  • Tips for guides and porters.

Our Fixed Departures are on below dates. Any customization in itinerary or dates of your interest , please feel free to contact us.

Start Date
End Date
Price Per Person
March 15, 2024
March 30, 2024
March 30, 2024
April 14, 2024
April 14, 2024
April 30, 2024
April 30, 2024
May 14, 2024
May 14, 2024
May 30, 2024



    15 Days



  • 5,106 m


    KTM- 4* Hotel Trek period - Teahouse


    March-May Mid Sept/Oct/Nov


    USD 1575 [2 pax +]