Classic Larke Pass Trekking
Classic Larke Pass Trekking is one of the most exhilarating treks in Nepal which circles the Manaslu range. Opened to foreigners in 1992, this trek offers outstanding views of the 8th highest peak in the world, Mt Manaslu (8163 m). The trek takes you across the dramatic pass of Larkya La (5160m), which is frozen almost all year. During this trek, you walk through authentic ethnic villages and explore the geographical and cultural variations of the Tibetan style villages situated on the foothills of the gorgeous Manaslu range.
Classic Larke Pass Trekking starts with your arrival in Kathmandu. From Kathmandu, you take a scenic drive to Soti Khola and then start trekking. You go north up the valley of Budhi Gandaki River accompanied by the views of Manaslu Himal Range to cross the ice and snow covered Larkya La (5160 m), which is the highest point during this Larke Pass Trekking. The trail goes through the fertile farmlands, beautiful rhododendron forests, scattered villages, ancient monasteries, deep gorges, and rocky ridges. Along with the cultural heritage, you also get to witness a combination of picturesque Landscapes in Manaslu Trekking Region and biodiversity. The Classic Manaslu Trekking package not only provides an opportunity to view the fabulous snow capped mountains like Ganesh Himal (7429 m), Himalchuli (7893 m), Himlung Himal (7126 m), Cheo Himal (6812 m), and so on, but also allows to observe the Tibetan culture and way of life. Some parts of this Classic Manaslu Trekking Route are really challenging and difficult and that is why you need to have a good physical fitness to take on this trek. The best seasons for this trek are spring (March to May) and autumn (September to mid-December).
We’ll try to provide to our clients the finest trekking experience by taking care of entire transportation, accommodation, permits, and other necessities for all trips booked with us. We have expert trek guides who speak local languages and well trained to handle the difficult situation. So, for a safe and pleasurable travel into the Himalayas, remember us.
Classic Larke Pass Trekking Permit
Classic Larke Pass Trekking Permit and Conservation Permits:
For those seeking to embark on the breathtaking Classic Larke Pass Trekking adventure, several permits are essential to ensure the preservation of the region’s natural beauty and cultural heritage.
Manaslu Region Special Trekking Permit
The journey begins with obtaining the Manaslu Region Special Trekking Permit, a mandatory permit for exploring the Manaslu Circuit, including the iconic Larke Pass. This permit plays a pivotal role in regulating and safeguarding the environmental and cultural treasures of the region.
Manaslu Region Special Trekking Permit Cost Variations According to Seasons:
Peak Season (September to November):
- USD 100 per person for the first week
- USD 15 per person per day for each additional day beyond the first week
Off-Peak Season (December to August):
- USD 70 per person for the first week
- USD 10 per person per day for each additional day beyond the first week
Nationals of SAARC Countries:
- USD 10 per person for the first week during both peak and off-peak seasons
- USD 1 per person per day for each additional day beyond the first week
Manaslu Conservation Permit
The Manaslu Conservation Area Project (MCAP) permit is also imperative, as it grants access to the Manaslu Conservation Area. This area is a haven of diverse ecosystems, housing rare flora and fauna. The proceeds from this permit contribute directly to vital conservation initiatives and community development.
Annapurna Conservation Permit
As the Classic Larke Pass Trekking route passes through the Annapurna Conservation Area, the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) permit is essential. This permit aids in the preservation of the area’s natural and cultural heritage.
Important Points to Note:
Only Glacier Family Treks & Expedition P. LTD. or legally registered Local Trekking Companies are authorized to issue the Manaslu or Classic Larke Pass Trekking Permits.
A licensed and trained trekking guide is mandatory for this trekking.
Obtaining the Manaslu Special Trekking Permit or Classic Larke Pass Trekking Permit through an agency is not sufficient; the number of trekkers should be more than one person. Single trekkers cannot obtain the permit of Manaslu Region Trekking.
These permits are not just formalities; they are a commitment to the conservation, sustainability, and cultural integrity of these stunning trekking regions. Trekking enthusiasts are encouraged to respect and follow these regulations to ensure a responsible and enjoyable journey through the captivating landscapes of the Classic Larke Pass Trekking route.