Highlights of Manaslu Annapurna 3 Pass trek
- Walk along the lush rhododendron and oak forests of Annapurna.
- Surrounding peaks, rich in natural and cultural aspects.
- Exploring the Holy Muktinath temple.
- A special area with remote trails untouched by the roads.
- Trek to ancient villages with cultures that are centuries old.
- Explore the great hidden wilderness of the Manaslu.
- Panoramic view from Larke la pass, Thorong La pass and Kangla pass.
- Mesmerizing sunrise from Highest point of ACAP region Thorong La pass (5416 meters).
Manaslu Annapurna 3 Pass trek Overview
Manaslu Annapurna 3 Pass trek is wonderful trekking that comprises two of the high passes of the Annapurna region and one of Manaslu. This trek is an excellent opportunity for rural Manaslu and some of the beautiful places of the Annapurna region. The three passes in this trek are Larkya La, Kang La, and Thorang la pass. This trekking is also difficult trekking that requires good previous experience. Since all the passes lie above 5000 m, the trekkers are prone to High altitude sickness. So, previous high-altitude trekking experience is beneficial. During the trekking, there are several teahouses and lodges which will facilitate trekkers with their accommodation and meal.
The Manaslu Annapurna 3 pass trek is a beautiful trekking route enriched by natural and cultural diversity. The wonderful Nar Phu valley is a cultural place where you can explore the Tibetan influenced Buddhism culture and typical rural mountain lifestyle in Nepal. The Buddhism Mani walls, chortens, and monasteries offers an excellent cultural essence. The Nar Phu valley is the restricted in Annapurna region and requires a special restricted area permit to enter. To trek in this region, the ACAP permit, TIMS Card, and restricted area permit is required.
Trekking to the Manaslu and Annapurna region are blended in this trekking to make your experience more diverse and adventurous. The Manaslu region trekking and Annapurna 2 Pass Trekking is included in this trek. Since the trekking involves climbing high mountain passes, a previous experience in high altitude trekking is very beneficial. Trekkers are highly prone to high altitude sickness in this area and previous experience can be a good help. So, we recommend this trek to mature and avid trekkers with good physical fitness.
Larkya La Pass, Kang la pass, and Thorang la pass are the three passes in this trek. All three passes are above 5000 m and strenuous in this mountain region. The Larkya La Pass lies in the Manaslu region at an altitude of 5106 m above sea level. However, some resources also cite the altitude of Larkya La pass to be 5210 m. This pass lies between Dharamshala and Bhimthang village. It is also a part of the Manaslu circuit trek and one of the highest passes in this region. From Larkya La pass, you can witness the wonderful Himlung Himal, Gyagi Kung, Kang Koru, Cheo Himal, and Annapurna II.
Kang la pass is another difficult pass in the Annapurna region. This pass is technical and comparatively more strenuous than the other two passes in this trek. The Kang La pass is situated at an altitude of 5306 m above sea level. The beautiful views of the deep valleys, mountains, and wonderful surroundings are the major attractions of this pass. Furthermore, you can have a wonderful trekking experience in this segment as this part is distinct than other parts of the trek.
Thorang la Pass at an altitude of 5416 m is a wonderful mountain pass. This Pass is renowned for its amazing beauty and Himalayan offerings in the Annapurna region. This pass connects the two beautiful villages of Manang and Mustang. After crossing this pass, you can reach Muktinath and Jomsom. Thorang La is formed with two mountains Yakawa Kang and Khatung Kang and offers the spectacular Himalayan beauty.
Manaslu Annapurna 3 pass trek is a 26 days trek that takes you to the wonderful places of Manang and Mustang region of Nepal. The comprehensive Annapurna region and its diverse offering lure a lot of trekkers in this area. However, this particular trek is not so crowded and pristine. The natural beauty is incomparable and mindblowing. Furthermore, you will get an excellent opportunity to explore the diverse culture and traditions of local people along with their lifestyle. The cultural exploration in the rural mountains is the best thing you must do while trekking in the mountains of Nepal.
Manaslu Annapurna 3 Pass Trek starts with a drive to Soti Khola from Kathmandu valley. Soti Khola is the trek starting point of Manaslu Annapurna 3 Pass Trek. The trek passes through some of the beautiful villages in the Annapurna region such as Machhakhola, Jagat, Deng, Namrung, Lho Gaun, Samagaun, Samdo, Dharamshala and Bhimthang. From Dharamshala, you will cross the wonderful Larkya La Pass to reach Bhimthang.
The further trek takes you to Tilje through the bank of the Marshayangdi river. You will trek to Koto and Meta village to enter the amazing Nar Phu valley. The trail leads you to Nar village where you can explore the culture of local people. The trek further will take you to Ngawal via Kang La Pass. You will be trekking to Manang village and Yak Kharka to reach High Camp. The further trek will take you to glorious Thorang la pass from where you will reach Muktinath and Jomsom. A flight from Jomsom will take you back to the wonderful Pokhara valley and a drive will take you back to Kathmandu.
Manaslu Annapurna 3 Pass Trek is amazing trekking that takes you to the high mountain region of Nepal. The beautiful villages of the Annapurna region offer diverse natural and cultural beauty. This trek is best suitable for the avid trekkers who want to explore the typical mountain villages and Himalayan views in the Annapurna region.