Manaslu Base Camp Trek with Larkya pass

Trip Overview
  • DestinationNepal

Highlights

  •  scenic views of snow-capped mountains like Manaslu (8156m), Annapurna II (7937m), Himlung Himal (7126m),
  • Cross the challenging Larkya Pass 5,106m, which is the highest point of the trek, and traverse to Manaslu Base Camp
  • Intermingle with the Gurung and Bhutia communities and explore the Tibetan culture heavily influenced in the villages like Deng, Namrung, Samdo, and Sama gaon.
  • Walkthrough lush forest of rhododendron and alpine meadows toward green hills
  • Get the chance to witness the abundant flora and fauna like Blue Sheep, Thar, Pika, Himalayan Marmots, and Snow Leopard. 

Manaslu Base Camp Trek is one of the recently opened challenging treks in the Manaslu region of Nepal. Walking through the untrodden trails of the Manaslu region one can get the wonderful opportunity to explore the unique culture, tradition, rich biodiversity, scenic beauty, majestic mountain views, and the rural civilization that presents Tibetan Lifestyle. Located in the northern Himalayan range in the Gorkha district of Nepal, Mountain Manaslu is the 8th highest mountain in the world. The Nepal Government gave a trekking permit to the trekkers in 1992.

Undoubtedly during the Manaslu Base Camp Trek, you can experience a wide variety of vegetation, culture, and landscape. Crossing the famous rivers such as Budi Gandaki, Machha Khola, Tharo Khola, Deng Khola, and Ghatta Khola makes your trip to Manaslu more exciting. The cascading waterfalls along the trail of the Manaslu Base Camp are really something that every trekker would love to see. The spectacular views of Mountain Manaslu, Himal Chuli, Ganesh Himal range, and several other Himalayan ranges add more adventure to your trek to the Manaslu Base Camp. Further the gleaming forest of rhododendron, blue pine, and bamboo on the way to Manaslu makes each and every trekker feel astonished.

As Mt. Manaslu lies in the east of Annapurna inside the Manaslu Conservation Area one can witness varieties of flora and fauna such as deer, Himalayan Marmots, Pheasant, Raven, Pika and so on.  Also due to its close proximity to Tibet, the inhabitants of the  Manaslu Base Camp Trek are mostly of Tibetan origin. You will get to experience and explore the Tibetian Buddhist culture, tradition, and lifestyle during the trek to the Manaslu region. The heartwarming hospitality of these local people and the serene environment of the Manaslu region give you eternal happiness. Far from the hustle and bustle, trekking to the Manaslu Base Camp heals one’s mind and soul. However, perfect physical condition is required to do this trek.

The trail to the Manaslu Base Camp also lets you cross the Larkya La Pass which is quite challenging. Although crossing the Larkya La is challenging and requires high stamina, when you reach the top of the pass you will be rewarded with the enthralling views of mountains and glaciers. Before heading towards the Larkya La Pass, you have to stop at Samagaon for acclimatization, At the same time, you can visit the Sama Gompa, one of the oldest monasteries in the Manaslu region. As Manaslu Base Camp is the main destination of your trek, reaching the Manaslu Base Camp you can relish the captivating views of Birendra Lake and Mt. Manaslu.

Unlike the Everest Base Camp Trek and Annapurna Base Camp Trek, you can encounter a few trekkers on the trekking trail of Manaslu Base Camp which makes the Manaslu Base Camp Trek unique and exciting. If you really want to enjoy the rural life of Nepal then there is no other perfect destination for you than Manaslu Base Camp.

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