Manaslu Short Circuit with Larke La Pass-15 days

manaslu larke pass
Trip Information
  • Duration15 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Max Altitude5,135 m/16,847 ft
  • ActivityTrekking
  • Group Size1+
  • Trip StartKathmandu
  • Trip EndKathmandu
  • Best TimeSept to Dec and March to May
Highlights

“Manaslu circuit trek in Nepal is a 15-day journey where visitors witness Nepal's beautiful mountain ranges and peaks, including Manaslu.

  • Visitors can explore the region by walking on the rugged, steep trails along the river and into the forests while interacting with local villagers.
  • The challenges will award the most beautiful panoramic views and experience whose memory will last forever.”
  • Explore the majestic Manaslu mountain range, including the world’s eight highest peaks: Manaslu, Kang Guru, Annapurna II, Larke Peak, Choe Himal, Himlung Himal, and many more.
  • Wander across the various terrains, rivers, waterfalls, landscapes, lush forests, steep uphill slopes, and mountain passes while immersing in the natural beauty of Nepal.
  • Witness the Manaslu region's diverse culture, interact with the local community, visit the traditional villages, temples, and monasteries, and learn the local way of life.
  • Cross the Larke La Pass at 5,160 m to encounter this challenging trek just to get rewarded with a 360-degree view of surrounding Himalayan peaks.

Introduction: Manaslu Circuit with Larke La Pass

The Manaslu Circuit with Larke La pass is a mesmerizing journey through the world’s eighth-highest peak, Manaslu. Manaslu, which means “The spirit mountain” in Sanskrit, is a pristine mountain peak. It grabs the attention of fellow visitors due to its commanding stature and challenging terrain. The Manaslu Circuit with Larke Pass is a 15-day trip offered by Holiday Planner Nepal takes visitors to the Manaslu region, situated in the western part of Nepal within the lap of the Himalayan region. As trekkers leave the bustling city of Kathmandu, the trek welcomes high-altitude terrains, rugged trails, and a remote atmosphere. Manaslu Circuit trek enables trekkers to pass through charming villages, lush alpine, and rhododendron forests.

Manaslu Circuit Trekking is a tough yet adventurous journey. It offers an opportunity to stay close to gigantic mountain peaks like Manaslu, the world’s eighth-highest peak. Other surrounding peaks in the Manaslu region are Baudha Himal (6,672 m / 21,889 ft)Ganesh Himal (7,422 m/24,350 ft), Annapurna II (7,937 m / 26,040 ft), Kang Guru (6,981 m /22,904 ft)Larkya Peak (6416 m / 21,050 ft), Himlung Himal (7,126 m / 23,379 ft), and many more. 

Similarly, the Manaslu region and Larke Pass are known to be under the Manaslu Conservation Area. The conservation area protects various flora and fauna, grey wolves, Himalayan gorals, Black-lipped pikas, Woolly hares, and Asian black bears. Many endangered animals, like snow leopards and red pandas, are also conserved here.

On the other hand, visitors can encounter protected birds known as the Impeyan Pheasant, Crimson Horned Pheasant, and other species. The Manaslu Conservation Area is also a widely favored bird and butterfly-watching destination.

Another significant trip highlight is the Larke La pass (5,106 m/16,752 feet), one of the world’s longest passes in the Manaslu region. It is considered a challenging pass; however, many spectacular features can be seen from the top of the Larke Pass, with views of the Manaslu range filled with snow-capped mountains. Trekkers can also see the Annapurna range in the south, so the Larke la pass promises a transition from the Manaslu region to the Annapurna region.

sheep seen during manaslu larke pass trek

How does Manaslu circuit with Larke pass start and end?

Manaslu circuit with Larke pass Trekking route starts from the bustling city of Kathmandu and moves towards Maccha Khola through a scenic drive. Machha Khola is a small settlement where the roads are normal but bumpy in some sections. Visitors can pass through waterfalls and drive along the Budi Gandaki River. Various prominent villages like Khursanibari and Labu Besi can also aid the experience.

After Maccha Khola, the trek moves towards Jagat, a checking point in the journey. All the documents and permits are thoroughly checked before entering the Manaslu conservation area. After Jagat, the prominent destination in the Manaslu circuit with the Larke Pass Itinerary is Dyang. Dyang is also considered a windy region valley as wind velocity is higher. After Dyang, the trek moves towards Ghap. In this section, visitors will cross a suspension bridge to see Mani walls and prayer flags, which gives an idea of Buddhist settlements.

After exploring Ghap, the journey continues to Lho-Gaon. Lho is a famous destination where potato cultivation and maize fields can be seen. The first view of Manaslu is seen from here. Additionally, visitors can visit Lho Monastery to get insights into the Buddhist culture of the region. Afterward, we moved towards Samagoan, a comparatively bigger village than Lho-Gaon.

Samagaon is famous for its monastery and Birendra Lake. This place is also the gateway to Manaslu Base Camp. Visitors here are welcomed by dance and cultural events. Similarly, after Samagaon moves towards Samdo, the roads are mostly flat and comfortable. The villagers also go for Yarshagumba, which is noted as the last village before crossing Larke Pass.

After Samdo, the next destination is Dharmashala, where the only possible accommodation is a tent. This place is a good spot for photography. It is marked by super cold weather. After camping in Dharmasala, we cross the Larke la. The path is steep, and trekkers must walk carefully on the snow trails. It is the most challenging section of the whole journey. Upon reaching the top, the views are mesmerizing, like standing in the middle of base camp.

As the Larke pass is crossed, move downhill towards Bhimthang to get a good view of the North of Manaslu, Ponkar Himal, Annapurna III, and Ponkar Lake. This is a warm and cozy place to relax and sleep. After Bhimthang, head downward towards Gho. The trail is decent, with a walk into the rhododendron forest and along the Marshyangdi River. Trekkers can see the last view of Manaslu from here.

After the Gho trek, visitors move towards the Dharapani village. Dharapani is an ending point of the Manaslu Conservation Area and the way to the Annapurna circuit. Visitors can also visit the monastery here as the exploration of Dharapani drives back towards Kathmandu via Besisahar Lamjung. This marks the end of the 15-day Manaslu Circuit Larke La Pass Trekking.

walking to manaslu

What is the best time or season for Manaslu circuit and Larke Pass?

Nepal mainly faces four seasons in a year: Spring, Autumn, Summer, and Winter. During these seasons, in spring and autumn, trekkers can have the best trekking experience of the Manaslu circuit.

Spring, from March to May, is one of the best seasons to embark on the Manaslu short-circuit trek. During spring, the weather is usually pleasant, and clear skies provide beautiful views of the mountains. The daytime temperatures are pleasant, while the nights are cool and dry. The trails are also dry, making it more accessible to walk. The weather favors a comfortable walk, making it an ideal condition for trekking.

Similarly, Autumn lasts from September to November in Nepal. This is another recommended season for the Manaslu circuit with the Larke pass map. The sky is colorful, and the views are breathtaking. The trails are somewhat busy due to a large number of trekkers. This means the season has the highest number of trekkers going on the trip. Morning temperatures are good, although the days are often comfortable and suitable for trekking.  

During the summer/ monsoon, trekking in the region is not recommended. The paths are slippery, which causes difficulty in moving up the steep trails. Similarly, the sky is cloudy, obstructing the mountain views and landscapes, which should be the trip's main highlight.

In winter, trekking in the Manaslu Area is not suitable. The region becomes extremely cold, causing difficulty. There are also fewer settlements in high altitudes as they descend due to extreme weather. This season is only recommended for hardcore trekkers who want to experience an adrenaline rush. Trekking in the Winter season can be made possible with Holiday Tours Nepal, but prior preparation and logistics need to be handled.

How to prepare for Larke Pass and Manaslu Circuit?

Manaslu circuit and Larke pass trekking are challenging treks. It is considered an intermediate trek for individuals with prior trekking experience. However, it can be difficult for those who do not have any prior trekking experience. Therefore, proper preparation and planning must be done to complete this trek efficiently.

Manaslu trek requires a good fitness level. So, to complete this trek, one must have mental and physical endurance. Holiday planner Nepal suggests fellow trekkers build their fitness level by engaging in cardiovascular exercises to build endurance. This must be done at least one month before the trek. Activities like running, jogging, walking for at least 4-5 hours, cycling, and swimming can help build endurance. Other exercises to build leg muscles, like squats, lunges, and calf raises, can also help with trekking quickly.

Similarly, get proper knowledge of the region, the trail, accommodation place, food, electricity, bathroom facilities, weather, and climate. This research can help compensate for any unusual thing during the trip; once visitors know all these things, familiarity with the region increases, ultimately building the mentality.

manaslu larke pass

Climate and weather around Manaslu Region

The time of the Manaslu Circuit Trek depends on climate and weather, so it is necessary to understand the variation of climate and temperature in the region.

March to May: The spring season lasts from March to May. This is one of the best months to trek in the Manaslu region. The temperature ranges from 10-25 degrees Celsius (50-77 degrees Fahrenheit) during the day. The temperature in the evening can be about 5 degrees Celsius (41 degrees Fahrenheit).

June to August: This is Nepal's monsoon season. The temperature can be up to 25 degrees Celsius, while the night temperature can be between 10-15 degrees Celsius (50-59 degrees Fahrenheit).

September to November: This is Nepal’s Autumn season. The temperature can be 10-20 degrees Celsius in the day, while the night temperature can be around 0 degrees Celsius (32 degrees Fahrenheit) in higher elevations.

December to February: Nepal faces the winter season in these months. Trekking in winter is tricky as the day temperature can range from 5 to 15 degrees Celsius (41 to 59 Fahrenheit). The night temperature is below freezing with extreme weather conditions. The trails are slippery and filled with snow, making the trek challenging.

Local Culture and religion around Larke Pass Manaslu

Various cultures and traditions associated with different ethnic groups and tribes are found in the Manaslu area. Some of them are described below:

Ethnic groups: The Larke Pass Manaslu region is inhabited by ethnic groups like Bhote (Tibetans), Gurungs, Tamang, and Magar. Similarly, Brahmins and Chettri are found in the lower altitude region. They are identified by their distinct clothing style, language, and tradition.

Religion: All the ethnic groups in the Manaslu area are associated with some religion. However, the Manaslu region is mainly dominated by Buddhism, followed by Hinduism. Various Monasteries, Gumbas and Chortens are found all along the trekking trail. They are surrounded by Buddhist prayer flags, prayer wheels, and khata (Tibetan Buddhism scarf).

Festivals: Various celebrations and festivals are done based on the lunar calendar. The Tibetan New Year (Losar) and Dashain are the grandest festivals for Buddhism and Hinduism, respectively. Losar mainly falls between February and March, while Dashain occurs between September and October.

Music and Dance: Ghatu dance, the most popular in Gurung culture, and Syabru dance, which is most prevalent in Tamang culture, are seen in this area. On the other hand, traditional music can be listened to along the tour, while young individuals are also influenced by Western music, including rock, blues, and classical.

As there are diverse ethnic groups with varied cultures, learn about the cultural practices. Check out the dos and don’ts before embarking on the trekking journey. Holiday Tours Nepal encourages you to connect with people and learn about their customs and traditions to get better insights into their way of life.

Is travel insurance required for Manaslu Circuit and Larke La pass?

Travel insurance for the Manaslu circuit with Larke La Pass trekking is mandatory. The Manaslu region falls under the Manaslu Conservation Area, which requires permits, and travel insurance is a must to get that permit.

Travel insurance has many policies, so be sure to buy one that covers the following:

  • Emergency evacuation and evacuation expenses
  • Trip cancellation and interruption
  • Baggage, equipment, gear, and belongings loss and delay
  • Injuries and risks during the trek
  • Medical and legal expenses

What type of accommodations are available during Manaslu Circuit?

Various accommodation facilities can be seen on the Manaslu trekking route. This can vary from teahouses, guesthouses and lodges.

Teahouses, often owned by local families, are the region's fundamental and cheapest accommodation option. Teahouses have adequate facilities, including beds and blankets. Similarly, bathrooms are primarily shared in teahouses. However, they provide an opportunity to experience the local culture of the Nepalese.

Guesthouses and lodges are another option for accommodation. These places are also called mountain guests, the best accommodation option available during the trek. They provide comfortable amenities like good bed and blanket facilities, a traditional heating system, indoor shared bathrooms, and cozy lounge areas to rest and sleep for the night.

accomodation in manaslu

What types of food are available during the Manaslu trek?

Dhindo (Millet Porridge), Champa porridge (mixture of cereals in warm water), Dal Bhat (rice with lentil soup), Potato bread, Tibetan bread, Thukpa (Tibetan Noodle Soup), Thenthuk (Hand pulled noodle soup), Mo-Thuk (Dumplings in Thukpa), Mo: Mo (Dumplings), Shyakpa (Sherpa stew) are some of the local cuisines found in the region. Other Western foods like sandwiches, French fries, pizza, burgers, spaghetti, pasta, sizzler, steak, and many more are also found.

Non-alcoholic beverages like Tea (Black, Milk, Green, Jasmine, Masala, Mint, Rhododendron) and coffee (Black and Milk) can be found on the menus. At the same time, alcoholic beverages like local wine (millet and grapes), beer, whiskey, rum, vodka, and margaritas can be found.

Although alcohol is a method of relaxation, Holiday Tours Nepal doesn't recommend drinking alcohol during the trek as it causes dehydration and health troubles at high altitudes. The condition is the same for smoking.

Itinerary
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Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan Internal Airport in Kathmandu, a representative from Holiday Planner Nepal will be in the arrival section with a placard. Upon meeting, the representative will transfer you to your hotel in a private vehicle through the city area. The individual will help you with check-ins as you arrive at the hotel. After checking in, you may rest in the hotel.

Later in the afternoon, you will have a short briefing regarding the trip with the company owner and a guide who will help you throughout the trek. Later in the evening, you will prepare for the journey and meet for a cultural welcome dinner. Dinner is served in an authentic Nepalese restaurant. After dinner, get back to the hotel and stay overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Accommodation:3 star Hotel
  • Meals:Welcome Dinner

After breakfast, you will move towards Machha Khola through a scenic drive from the urban region of Kathmandu to a remote area of Machha Khola. You will pass through a famous waterfall named Nauli Jharana on the way. The routes move along the Budigandaki River. Various small settlements, Khursani Bari and Labu Besi, can be passed. Labu Besi is the lunch spot for the day, where you may see wild monkeys (langur). After lunch, we moved along the route to reach Machha Khola. Machha Khola is the initial check post for the Manaslu Conservation Area Project.  After all the logistics are handled, settle in the accommodation place and have dinner. Stay overnight in Machha Khola.

  • Max. Altitude:1,340m/4,390ft
  • Accommodation:Lodge/guest house
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

The morning begins with a fulfilling breakfast. After breakfast, continue the trek toward the Manaslu Circuit Trek. The tour is from Machha Khola to Jagat, with a distinct stop at Tatopani (hot spring). The trekking route goes into the narrow gorge and the valley. You will cross the famous or notable cantilever bridge and witness the surrounding landscapes before reaching Dovan. Lunch is served at Dovan. After, Dovan proceeds to cross the bridge and move uphill with a rapid descent to Yara Khola. After Yara Khola, we walked for about an hour to reach Jagat, a small village in Gorkha; Towering mountains and picturesque landscapes surround the town. Upon reaching, settle in a place of accommodation and have local cuisine for dinner. Spend overnight at Jagat.

  • Max. Altitude:1,860m/6,100ft
  • Accommodation:Lodge/guest house
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Wake up for a fulfilling breakfast. After breakfast, continue the trek towards an overnight stop at Dyang.  Today, the trek will take about 6 hours with an average pace to reach Dyang. After leaving, Jagat witnessed scattered small villages filled with terraced paddy fields. The walk leads to a steep uphill climb to reach Ekla Bhatti. Ekla Bhatti is the lunch spot for the day. After lunch, move towards the northwest side to get to Dyang. Dyang is a small village with high wind velocity and is located at the bank of Budi Gandaki. Upon reaching Dyang, settle in accommodation, have dinner, and rest. Stay overnight at Dyang.

  • Max. Altitude:1,800 m/5,905 ft
  • Accommodation:Lodge/guest house
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

After a fulfilling breakfast, you will trek to Namrung. The walking hour today is about 7 hours with an average pace. The trail is uphill, which offers panoramic views of mountains within the pine and Juniper forests. The trail starts off with an uphill climb followed by flat while passing small village, finally reaching a notable settlement known as Ghap. After moving passed the Ghap farming terrace, prayer wheels, prayer walls and small stupas can be seen along the route. You will also find some old monasteries in this section of the walk. After Ghap were trek towards Bihiphedi. This is where lunch is served. You will then cross a suspension bridge to reach Namrung finally.

If you are not tired or exhausted, you can further walk towards Namla Gumba as a side trip by passing through a checkpost. You can see beautiful views of mountains from Namrung village and even spend time in luxury at Namrung resort. Have a delicious dinner, take rest and stay overnight at Namrung.

  • Max. Altitude:2,160 m/7,086 ft
  • Accommodation:Lodge/guest house
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Wake up for a fulfilling breakfast and head on to the journey. Today’s walk is from Namrung to Lo Gaon, which takes about six hours. On the way, you will find maize fields and good teahouses. Visitors can see Mules, used for transporting supplies from lower to higher elevations. Wool and Milk products can also be purchased in Lo. You will see the first view of Manaslu from Lo-Gaon. You can also take a side trip towards monasteries to get insight into the Buddhist culture of the region.

Upon reaching Lo-Gaon, settle in an accommodation place, rest, and have dinner. Stay overnight in Lo Gaon.

  • Max. Altitude:3,180 m/10,433 ft
  • Accommodation:Lodge/guest house
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

After breakfast today, we marched towards Sama Gaon. Sama Gaon is a big village which is famous for its monastery. You can visit the serene Birendra Lake on the way to Manaslu base camp. On the way, you will visit distinct stops like Shyala, which takes about 2 hours from Lho. Shyala provides you with a 360-degree view of mountains, including Manaslu. You can also see Pungen gumba from Shyala, which is an excellent place for rejuvenation and meditation. Upon reaching Sama Gaon, settle in an accommodation and enjoy dinner. After dinner, rest and stay overnight at Sama Gaon.

  • Max. Altitude:3,530 m/11,581 ft
  • Accommodation:Lodge/guest house
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today is the acclimatization day in Sama Gaon. So, wake up with a full sleep and have a fulfilling breakfast. After breakfast, you will have a full day to explore in and around Sama Gaon. The village is the gateway to Manaslu Base Camp, so you will have enough popular destinations to view the surrounding mountains. The Tibetan library can be a place of interest. You will hike towards the library, spend time there, and return, marking the acclimatization day. After a well spent day in Sama Goan back to the accommodation place, settle, rest, and have dinner. Stay overnight at Sama Gaon

  • Max. Altitude:3,530 m/11,581 ft
  • Accommodation:Lodge/guest house
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today, after breakfast, you will continue the walk towards Samdo. Most of the trail is gradual uphill; however, there is a steep climb just before reaching Smado. Samdo is a small village with few teahouses. After reaching Samdo, you will see mountains, peaks, river banks, and waterfalls. Similarly, find a place to stay and rest. Stay overnight at Samdo.

  • Max. Altitude:3,860 m/12,664 ft
  • Accommodation:Lodge/guest house
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

After spending the night at Samdo, wake up for a delicious breakfast. Today’s journey is up to Dharmashala. In this section, you can see Blue Sheep (Bharal), a rare sight only a few lucky trekkers can see. After reaching Dharmasala, you will settle in a place of accommodation. You will have to share rooms at Dharmasala. Upon reaching Dharmasla, lunch and dinner are served at a home of accommodation. Stay overnight at Dharmasala.

  • Max. Altitude:4,470 m/14,665 ft
  • Accommodation:Lodge/guest house
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Wake up early in the morning and have breakfast. Today is the trip's main highlight as we will cross the Larke Pass. You will need to carry a packed lunch for the day. We will move around 4 o'clock as the wind velocity is very high during the afternoon. You will compulsorily need to carry a crampon if you are crossing Larke. So, after all the preparations, you will cross Larke La Pass at 5,106 meters. It will take 4-5 hours to cross Larke La Pass. At the top, you will get magnificent views of Larke Peak, Mt Manaslu, Cheo Himal, Samdo Peak, Manaslu North, Himlung, and many more. After reaching the top, you will descend toward Bhimthang. The descent is steep through heavy snow and slippery trail.

After passing the Larke, you will go down towards Bimthang. Upon reaching Bimthang, settle in a place of accommodation and get some rest. Have a delicious dinner and stay overnight at Bimthang.

  • Max. Altitude:5,135 m/16,847 ft
  • Accommodation:Lodge/guest house
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

After a tough long walk of the previous day, from here on an easy trek with much descend into forested areas all the way to Gho, located in the middle of an enchanting forest. Spend the night at gho.

  • Max. Altitude:2,560 m/8,398 ft
  • Accommodation:Lodge/guest house
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

From this small settlement in the middle of the woods at Gho, morning walk leads downhill all the way to reach at Telje village located by the Masrsyangdi River, after a rest at Tilje, continue our last day walk of the adventure with last final climb to reach Dharapani for an overnight stop in a nice lodge.

Dharapani a large village with many fine lodges located in Manang district and on popular Annapurna Circuit trekking trail. Spend the night at dharapani.

  • Max. Altitude:1,860 m/6,102 ft
  • Accommodation:Lodge/guest house
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Good morning. Departure from Dharapani for a long and exciting trip to Kathmandu via low, warm farmland, eventually arriving in the Lamjung area. Drive downhill for a long time to the bottom of a hill at Syange, then follow the Masrsyangdi River to Besisar, a big town and the administrative center of Lamjung district. From here, change modes of transportation and drive to Kathmandu on a smooth road. The journey continues on an excellent road to Dumre town. Take the main highway to Kathmandu in the late afternoon or evening. Check into your accommodation and spend the rest of the evening doing solo activities before the group farewell meal.

  • Accommodation:3 star Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Welcome Dinner

On this final day of your itinerary, you will have some free time to explore Kathmandu more, do some last-minute souvenir shopping, or relax before your international departure. Holiday Tours Nepal will assist you with your transfer to the airport, bringing your fantastic Nepal trip to an end. Best regards!

    Availability
    • The trip departs everyday if the year
    • The trip and trek is fully customizable we can customize the trip according to the need and necessity of our clients

    • The trip is available for solo travelers group travelers and private travelers

    • We organize the trip for a large group and can provide service for a group of 100+ members as well

    • If the given date are not appropriate for the travllers and trekkers the trip can be conducted on the custom date provided by our clients

    • Holiday tours Nepal advises all our clients to book at least 7 days prior so all the arrangements can be done in time specially sometimes in themountains the accommodation are booked prior so prior booking helps a lot

    Contact us at info@holidaytoursnepal.com or send us a text at +977-9816710843 or +977-9818178630 we are available 24/7 on whatsapp viber wechat for additional informations.

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    Equipment and Gear List

    GeneralGeneral

    • Four-season (-20 degree) sleeping bag (We provide rental sleeping bags available for an additional USD 35)
    • Puffy down jacket (We provide rental jackets for an additional USD 35)
    • Daypack (25-30 liters recommended) with rain cover

    CatUpper Body

    • Sun hat or cap (We'll provide you with a trekking cap.)
    • warm woolen hat
    • Scarf/Neck Buff (highly recommended to get saved from wind and cold)
    • Headlamp or mobile torch light for nighttime
    • Polarized sunglasses

    TorsoTorso

    • Technical fabric base layer thermals are light for warmer months, heavy for colder months
    • Technical fabric t-shirts and sleeve sweaters or high-necks
    • Waterproof rain jacket
    • windproof jacket for the walk as it gets windy
    • Fleece jacket or down jacket

    LowerLower Body

    • thermals inner
    • Hiking pants at least 3
    • Comfortable pants for teahouses
    • Waterproof, windproof shell
    • Hiking shorts

    glovesHands

    • Woolen gloves for the tea house
    • Hard-shell windproof outer gloves for the walk

    feetFeet

    • Marino Wool or comfortable, warm socks
    • Hiking socks
    • Liner socks
    • Trekking/hiking boots (waterproof recommended)
    • Crampons (For passes)
    • Casual shoes or sandals that are comfortable for the time in the tea house
    • Gaiters (lightweight for rain and snow)

    undergarmentUndergarments and Inner Wears

    • Technical fabric/quick drying (can be washed during the trek)
    • Sports bras (women)
    • sleeping clothes as per the comfortability

    FirstaidFirst Aid Kits and Medications

    Note: Our guides carry medications, oxygen cans, and first aid kits during the trip. However, personal kits and medications are recommended.) 

    • Sunscreen SPF- 50+
    • Lip balm or Vaseline
    • ointment cream
    • Cough Syrup and strepsils (recommended for Khumbu Cough)
    • Creams and medicines (for any allergies or diseases)

    Optional Other Essentials

    • Passport
    • Extra copies of passport-sized photos
    • Reusable water bottle
    • Toilet paper, small soap, and shampoo
    • Water purification tablets or UV water purifier (if you plan to treat water)
    • water bladder for the day bag
    • small towel for personal use
    • Pillowcase in case of allergies to new pillows
    • High-protein snacks (such as mountain bars or nuts)
    • Waterproof/dry bags for carrying essential documents, stuff, frequently used items, and money
    • Power bank or extra batteries
    • Cameras and mobile phone
    • Cards/book
    • Pee bottle/ pee funnel for women
    • Trekking poles
    • Whistle in case your voice is not loud enough to stop or start
    • Thermos for hot water during the night
    • We give you a free duffel bag, trekking cap, maps, and t-shirt during your pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu. The duffel bag will be used to pack your trekking supplies.
    • For every two participants, we assign one porter. The porter will carry the duffel bag, which should weigh around 10 kg/22 lbs., throughout the walk.
    • Daypack bag for daily used stuff like cash, documents, papers, a water bottle or bladder, a camera, toiletries, sunscreen, a notebook, clothing, etc. (with a waterproof cover).
    • You can store your luggage (on-trekking items) at the hotel in Kathmandu, and we can assist and help.
    • Total luggage for the Kathmandu-Lukla flight is (15 kg (33 lbs.), including duffel (10 Kg/22 lbs.) and backpack (5 kg/11 lbs.)
    • A down jacket with a hood (cap) to be warm in altitudes above 3,000m.
    • We can provide a down jacket for USD 35. In case of loss or damage, you need to pay back the cost of USD 200 per item.
    • We can provide a sleeping bag for USD 35. In case of loss or damage, USD 200 per item must be paid.

    Note: Supplies and gear can be rented or purchased in Kathmandu. Once you are in Nepal, you can buy supplies and gear for hiking if you have spare time. Trekking Planner Nepal representatives will assist you in purchasing the equipment. Thamel a tourist hub, offers a wide range of trekking equipment at affordable prices. Don't wear short clothes inside the monasteries and religious places.

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