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Manaslu 3 Passes Trek

Explore Manaslu have designed 3 best passes in Manaslu and Annapurna region for our clients. Manaslu 3 Passes Trek have been great alternative classical adventure trek with wilderness instead of Everest trekking. Our special 3 passes trek includes Larkya la 5213m, Kang La (5,322m  and Thorong la 5416m passes is well versed in the culture and natural diversity in terms of the Himalayas in Manaslu and Annapurna. Since its early days, Manaslu and Annapurna keep its natural and cultural popularity after opening Nar Phu get chances encounters every step with Buddhist practices, Mani walls, Chorten, Prayers flags and century old monasteries. Manaslu Circuit Trek is being day by a popular trek in Nepal, Some call it the best wilderness round trek in northern Nepal together with Narphu valley. Combining trek links up with Narphu valley, and Thorong la and Manaslu can certainly be a great alternative choice for trekkers. The view offers of 360 degrees of Himalayan Panorama from Shyala, Kanga la pass, Nawal and Thorong la beside lots of peak climbing provide you spectacular view of Mountains. It is popular for its spectacular sceneries of surrounding mountains of Manaslu region through larky la pass 5160m, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri with Tibetan arts. The continuous trekking on the mountains can be tiresome but after the long day of the trek on an unspoiled land of Manaslu and Nar Phu village is worth. Due to hospitality and service that including Buddhist culture offered by the local inhabitants can make your night pleasant.

Exploring Manaslu 3 passes trek in Manaslu and Annapurna Himalayas are great lifetime adventure for mountain lovers. These passes go up and down the rolling hills inside Juniper forest in front Manaslu and Annapurna Himalayas. The landscapes including the Himalayan panorama of Mt Manaslu, Mt Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Ganagapurna, Nilgiri Tilocho peak with wild Larky la pass breakup with hidden Nar Phu Valley welcome you the best scenario, the unique dialect from of culture and religion. That gradually ends while comes closer to famous Annapurna circuit Manang village for Thorang la pass. However, the stunning landscape of Annapurna Range, with the mighty Himalayas towering straight above you and the spectacular glaciers of Gangapurna, make it more than worth the effort to put on Nar Phu Trek with Thorong la. Manaslu 3 pass trek links join to the Baraka of Manang Village with the Marsyangdi valley. The descent passes through beautiful alpine meadows Manang, with joining half way of main Annapurna Circuit route. Three major passes can be a unique experience of your lifetime. The Thorong la is the highest pass among them, the larky la pass is an Icy and windy interesting glacier crossing of the pass, whereas, Kang La pass is wildly popular for its wilderness, combining all of this is a fusion of adventure. Manaslu 3 passes trek is the collection of unseen Tibetan culture, religion with famous Thorong la, Manaslu circuit, Narphu valley was less allowing trekkers to extensively. Trekking in Nar Phu and Manaslu requires officials grant permitted access to this restricted region allowing only a limited number of trekkers each year adding further appeal to the trek. Today, mainly group treks are organized in the region but we do serve more than two adventures. The varying altitudes, unspoiled trail offer various impressions to the trekkers. Whereas we ascend gradually from lush sub-tropical terrain into the alpine forest and then again rise from Koto to wilderness until Narphu valley.  Tsum valley and Nubri valley is the desolated yet mystical region of northern Annapurna region. Every traveler gets a pleasant spot along exploring with its stunning Himalayan beauty.

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by Tony smith on Manaslu 3 passes trek
High Manaslu 3 pass trek

Manaslu 3 pass trekIts sound differs for those people who have been familiar with Everest 3 pass. we are thanks, full to Uttam for making such wonderful itinerary for us, Manaslu circuit( larky-la 5160m)Narphu valley Kangala 53...m and famous Annapurna Circuit trek (Thorong-La 5416m) within 22 days. Since when I decided to do this trek with my friend Michel. For us, this was the adventure of a lifetime and I had prepared with daily strength and running routines early morning. We had experience of Everest Chola Pass Trek before 10 years. That is why we choose Manaslu regions, I think also was key for me at 57 to be successful. I had a great team that good guide lakpa and Porter Aaite from Manaslu region. Who had much experience at high altitude and peak climbing experience also. But when we prepare to do Kangala, however, my previous and now experience differs and that caused some problems in the early stages with a loss of fluid and sleep. But our guide and porter encourage us and help me that quite soon I felt very strong the rest of the way and did not even need to take the Diamox tablets. My guide lapka told us to try to avoid Diamox but take hot water that is why we easily did Thorong pass and we take the fly from Jomsom. I would like to thank to explore Manaslu team in Nepal for their support during preparations to until finished, organizing well itinerary, pick up and drop, some climbing rope for the duffel bag, company t-shirt, and the possibility to borrow sleeping bags more others.And once again I would like to thank the best guide ever and our hero Lakpa and Porter Aaite for making this trip unforgettable, and I will always be very grateful for his teams support. Michel from GermanyExplore Manaslu was great, to prepare for Manaslu circuit trekking starting with the excellent, warm and helpful e-mails from Uttam, who respond to my every day endless questions with grace and patience. Organizing the friendly and non-delay porters, because while in the hotel we saw some porters who arrived late 1 hours in the hotel. It seems crazy but our porter was good enough they always with us. Porter are a great man who supposed to carry duffel bag- but also extend their hand when we can step up and down in high Stair. who had to deal with my extra heavy packing, to the truly remarkable support, patience, and skill of the guide, who literally dragged me over the Larkyla pass and waited for hours for me as I trudged slowly behind the rest of the group. Ram was heroic in getting my unprepared body through this difficult but fantastic trek and always being upbeat about it. The company provide whole is supportive and the accommodations were very good along the way beside (larky ala Phedi have the bad one but guide explain the difficulties) it just for one night. After passing the longest day walk of my life we had a great hot water and hot dining at Bhimtang. I had a wonderful experience and I would recommend this company to anyone for planning a Manaslu circuit trek. if you don't have a good team it will be the worst experience ever in life so I felt I had found the right people to support me and enable me to have an amazing experience in the trek. Do it! With Explore Manaslu team and hope it will suit for everyone, you can trust this company.Retired USA team

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1: Soti Khola to Maccha Khola 869m [3,181 feet] 6 hours trekking

Day 2: Machha Khola to Jagat 1340m [4,438feet] 6 hours trekking

Day 3: Jagat to Deng 1700m [6101 feet] 6 hours trekking

Day 4:  Deng to Ghap 2000m [7085 feet] 6 hours trekking

Day 5: Ghap to Lho 3180m [10,171 feet] 4 hours trekking

Day 6: Lho to Samagaon 3520m [11,483 feet] 2 hours trekking

Day 7: Acclimatization day in Sama (Here you may explore Pungen Gumba 5 hours or Manaslu Base camp 6 hours hiking)

Day 8: Samagaon to Samdo 3850m [12,467 feet] 4 hours trekking

Day 9: Samdo to Dharmasala 4460m   [14,633 feet] 4 hours trekking (limited available lodges)

Day 10: Dharamsala to Bhimtang 3590m [11775 feet](Need to wake up early for Crossing Larkya 5160m pass and descend down reach Bimtang) [12,139 feet]; 10 hours trekking

Day 12: Bimtang to Tilje 2300m [7,290 feet] 6 hours trekking

Day 13: Tilje to Koto (2,610m/8,563ft): 5-6 hours

Day 14: Koto to Meta (3,560m/11,680ft): 7-8 hours

Day 15: Meta to Phu Gaon (4,250m/13,944ft): 7-8 hours

Day 16: Acclimatization at Phu Gaon

Day 17: Phu Gaon to Nar (4,110m/13,484ft): 6-7 hours

Day18: Nar to Kang La Pass (5,322m/17,460ft) to Ngwal (3,660m/12,008ft): 7-8 hours

Day 19: Nagwal to Manang (3,540m/11,614ft): 4-5 hours

Day 20: Manang to Yak Kharka (3900m/12000ft) 4 hours

Day 21: Yak kharka to Thorang Phedi (4200m/) 4 hours

Day 22: Thorang Phedi via Thorang pass 5416m to Muktinath (3700m/) 10 hours

Day 23: Muktinath to Jomsom (2900m/) 5 hours

Day 24: Jomsom to Pokhara 850m by flight / public bus

Day 25: Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist Standard bus 7 hours 200km

Cost Includes

  • All airport/hotel transfers
  • 3-night hotel stays in Kathmandu on B/B Plan
  • Full Board Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during trekking period
  • Local Guesthouse accommodation during trekking in the mountains
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
  • A government license holder guide
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment, transportation and local tax for guides and porters
  • Ground Transportation Charge while returning back to Kathmandu from the trekking destination
  • All necessary staff with experienced leader (guide), and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food, and lodging
  • All necessary paper works; trekking permits (ACAP, special permit for Manaslu/ Nar Phu)
  • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, duffel bag and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • Travel and rescue arrangements but prices
  • All government taxes, VAT and service charges
  • Farewell dinner prior to departure
  • First Aid Kit

Cost Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for trekking staffs
  • Drinks (hot/soft/cold) and liquors
  • Personal shopping and laundry, Personal trekking equipment, Gifts, and souvenirs
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, heater, etc.)
  • Optional trips and sightseeing if extended
  • All items not listed in Cost included section
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Altitude chamber (PAC) or oxygen
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary

Notes: Costs are prone to change in itinerary. So costs will be recalculated if the trekking days get modified.

About Accommodations/Meals:

All Meals on full board basis will be served during Manaslu / Nar Phu Valley trekking. During trekking; three meals a day will be served on the basis of the tea house or lodge menus or local homes. Each day’s dinner and breakfast are taken in the same place that we stay the night. Lunch will be taken in a tea shop on the way. Please know that the Manaslu region does not have a well-established tourist infrastructure as like as Annapurna or Everest region (and this is the main beauty of this region). Therefore, a variety of foods will not be available or possible on the menu. We mainly eat Tibetan bread, dal bhat, tsampa porridge, fried potato, and other simple local organic foods.


  1. Sun hat or scarf
  2. Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  3. Sunglasses with UV protection
  4. Sun protection cream
  5. Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
  6. Non-cotton underwear briefs
  7. Pair of lightweight thermal bottoms (seasonal)
  8. Gloves
  9. Sleeping bags and Fleece sleeping bag liner (optional)
  10. Basic First Aid Kit
  11. Leaps care and moisturizer
  12. Down vest and/or jacket *
  13. Raincoat
  14. Water bottles
  15. Trekking pole
  16. Trekking shoes
  17. Thick and thin both type of socks
  18. Warm clothes
  19. Tissue, Toilet papers and Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  20. Toothbrush/paste
  21. Large plastic bags – to keep items dry inside the bag
  22. Towel etc…..
Extra Equipments
  1. Small Mats
  2. Camera
  3. Binoculars
  4. Books
  5. Travel games like Chess, Playing card etc.
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