Larkya Peak Climbing 6249m

The Manaslu Larkya Peak climbing with trek is one of our favourite treks and peak Climbing and we’d be delighted to help you explore this spectacular region in Nepal.

The Larkya Peak climb (6249m - according to the N.M.A.), also known as “Thulu Larkya La”, can be considered one of Nepal’s greatest trekking peaks for experienced climbers. Located in the Gorkha district of the Manaslu area, Larkya Peak offers views equally dramatic and breathtaking as the panoramas found in the infamous Everest and Annapurna regions - however, Larkya Peak is much less crowded. The official permits only became available to foreign climbers in Nepal, back in 2002. This exclusivity factor draws new climbers to Larkya Peak every year. Larkya Peak lies southeast of the Annapurna region and northwest of the Langtang region. On this immaculate road less traveled, climbers will find traditional villages rich in cultural heritage, and landscapes scarcely seen by the human eye.

Clear in sight lies the great Mt. Manaslu, the eighth tallest mountain in the world. In addition to Mt. Manaslu, the Himlung Himal, Ganesh Himal, Annapurna, and other magnificent peaks are full in sight from the Larkya Peak climb. Larkya Peak has three summits: two false summits - Sano Larkya Peak, and Larkya North - and the true summit called Thulu Larkya Peak. This climb will be to the true summit of Thulu Larkya Peak. To begin each of these expeditions, a remotely beautiful trek will bring climbers through the vastly expansive Manaslu area. Thulu Larkya Peak is a technical climb and physical challenge, however, an experienced guide will be there to accompany and offer any necessary assistance.

The best season for climbing Larkya Peak is from March to May or from September to December. Some of the more advanced climbers may wish to climb in the off season, but the safe, established times to climb are in the milder months of Spring and Autumn. Accommodation will be provided in both teahouses and camping, depending on location.

It is important to note that Thulu Larkya Peak is a technical climb, and is classified as a group “A” expedition, according to the N.M.A. (Nepal Mountaineering Association). This means the Thulu Larkya climb is challenging in terms of physical and mental endurance at a high altitude. It may be noted that Larkya North (6200m), and Sano Larkya (5807m) are also great options for climbers, who may prefer a milder route than the expedition to Thulu Larkya (6416m). Larkya North and Sano Larkya also provide a rich experience for peak climbing in the Manaslu area, without the advanced technical challenge of Thulu Larkya. Altogether, the three Larkya Peaks provide their own thrilling expedition, suitable for climbers of varying levels and goals.

All in all, Larkya Peak is a very rewarding expedition with astonishing views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks and valleys. Highly trained, experienced guides are there every step of the way. Guides are excellent with accommodating for the varying skill levels of climbers, optimizing the best experience possible for each individual climber. Considering the incredibly unique experience available from this road less traveled, the handful of pioneers who have climbed Larkya Peak might say that this truly is one of the greatest Himalayan climbing peaks in Nepal, today. In this respect, the climb to Larkya Peak is still one of Nepal’s best kept secrets.

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Highlights:

√ This expedition contains immaculate views which rival the Everest and Annapurna regions, without the inconvenience of facing very crowded areas

√ This climb is technically and physically challenging for advanced climbers who are seeking a thrilling and extremely rewarding expedition at a high altitude

√ The expedition will be unique and personal in an area that has far fewer visitors than other Himalayan regions

√ Highly skilled, experienced guides are there every step of the way to optimize each individual’s peak climbing experience

√ The Gorkha district and Manaslu area contain traditional Himalayan villages, offering a rare and enriching experience

Itinerary

01

Day 01

Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m/4429 ft. ), transfer to hotel

Flying into Kathmandu is a memorable experience with the Himalaya spread out. Your flight will land at (TIA) Tribhuwan International Airport at 1350m after you will receive Nepal entry visa which can be obtained in advance or on entry and for the visa process at Kathmandu TIA, you will take around 45min, it depends on the number of people in a queue. For the Nepal entry visa information, have a visit this Nepal govt. official site Department of Immigration Nepal. After you will exit from the gate, where you will see our representative waiting for you withholding placard written with the company name. Representative welcome you by offering Tibetan scarf and transfer to the hotel in private vehicle. Trek briefing and afterward invited to a host family for welcome dinner.
[Included meals: Welcome drink]
Overnight at hotel

02

Day 02

Free Day in Kathmandu (1350m/4429ft. )

We recommend you to take an extra day in Kathmandu on the second day of the trip. Due to several hours of flight travel, physical mentally could be exhaust. Therefore it is an ideal idea to stop a day in Kathmandu before starting your Himalayas trip and prepare for the trip. During the free day at Ktm, you can simply stay relax or to make your the day memorable you can do sightseeing tour on world's UNESCO Heritage sites or you can do 1hr Everest Mountain Flight tour or 3h30min Everest Helicopter tour or 1h30min Langtang Helicopter tourrock climbing, etc.
[Included meals: bed and breakfast]
Overnight at hotel

03

Day 03

Scenic drive to Soti Khola (700m/2296.59 ft.), 7-8hr drive

Himalayan trek commence with scenic drive to reach Soti Khola following the Prithivi highway that lead to Pokhara till Dhading, after turn off the road and take the road which is decreasing in width and comfort. We will enjoy the beautiful sight of typical Nepalese houses, Buri Gandaki River, valleys and so on. By leaving the main settlement like Arughat, Arkhet Bazar and Khyorpani, finally we reach to Soti Khola.
Overnight at Teahouse

04

Day 04

Trek to Machha Khola (870m/2854ft.), 7-8hr walk

The initial day of the Manaslu Circuit trek begin with gentle walk through the mule track, after climb on perilous steps blasted into a cliff face before dropping down to Lyabrubesi. We continue our trek to Nauli Khola and cross the suspension bridge. From there we follow the Buri Gandaki and reach at Machha Khola.
Overnight at Teahouse

 

05

Day 05

Trek to Jagat (1410m/4625ft.), 6-7hr walk

We follow the original route which goes through the river to Khorlabesi and the warm spring at Tatopani. From here we follow the route lead from eastern bank of Buri Gandaki to Doban, Thulo Dunga and Yara Bagar. The trail lead back and forth across the river and reach a suspension bridge. Finally enter the gateway to the Manaslu Conservation Area at Jagat.
Overnight at Teahouse

06

Day 06

Trek to Deng (1860m/6102ft.), 6hr walk

Trek begin with ascend to Sirdibas and continue to Philim. The terrain become increasingly arid as the trail snakes past waterfall to reach the Ekle Bhatti. As we trek forward, the road turnoff to Lokpa on the trail to Tsum Valley and climb above the confluence of the Buri Gandaki and Shar Khola to Pewa and further short walk bring us to Deng. From here we enjoy unique geographical formation.
Overnight at Teahouse

07

Day 07

Trek to Namrung (2660m/8727ft.), 6-7hr walk

From here we follow side trail of the stone curving village of Bhi, we continue the Buri Gandaki until we reach the Bhijam and pass through the side trail from Bhijam to the Buddhist village of Pork. Soon, we drop to Ghap and continue climb up to Tom Khola to Longa Chuta. We then enter an enchanting forest of fir and rhododendron full of birds, langur monkeys on the north bank of the Buri Gandaki and we cross back to south bank and further short walk bring us to Namrung.
Overnight at Teahouse

08

Day 08

Trek to Sama (3530m/11581ft.), 6-7hr walk

We enjoy another the huge cultural difference comparing to previous days. From here we follow the route beyond the Namrung and climb up to the Upper Nupri where the dialect changes to a form of Tibetan and most people dressed in Chu bas, the Tibetan-style wraparound cloak. We then past the village of Barsam, Lhi, then turn off the route to the series of monastery and the base camp to ascend Himalchuli (7893m). We continuous across a series of valleys, passing trail to more rural gombas and reach at Sama.
Overnight at Teahouse

09

Day 09

Acclimatization day hike to Manaslu Base Camp

Today we are taking rest to gain altitude and adjust our body to the height. We explore to gompa at Pungyen (4070m) and hike to Manaslu base Camp
Overnight at Teahouse

10

Day 10

Trek to Samdo (3860m/12664ft.), 3-4hr walk

Trek begin gentle slope and flat . We follow the route which bring us back to the Buri Gandaki, passing the turn off to Birendra Tal and Manaslu Base Camp. After sometime, as we reach to Kermo Kharka, the valley widens and the trail from here to kani(gateway) of Samdo. Our trek offers us adventure on snow.
Overnight at Teahouse

11

Day 11

Trek to Dharamsala (4480m/14698ft.), 3-4hr walk

Initial section of trek begin with descend through the fields before we start to climb the Larkya La. Trek offer us stunning view of Manaslu and the Syach Glacier, and a chance of spotting blue sheep, as we climb to reach Dharmasala which is the only one shelter before the Larkya La.
Overnight at Teahouse

12

Day 12

Trek to Larkya Peak Base Camp (5170m/16961ft.)

[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight stay at Tent

13

Day 13

Trek to Larkya Peak High Camp (5650m/18536ft.), 4-5hr walk

We trek towards the high camp today early and set up the camp at high camp for the final summit push the next day.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight stay at Tent

14

Day 14

Summit Larkya Peak (6249m/20501ft.) and trek to Bimthang (3720m/12204ft.) via Larke La Pass (5160m/16929ft.),8-9hr walk

A very early start today for our final summit push to Larke Peak at 6249M. The view of the Manaslu range will be a reward from the summit along Manaslu North (7157M). We will descend back to the base camp after the summit and continue to Bimthang. The day can be regarded as one of the most challenging days of the whole trek. After climb for a short while, we get spectacular views of Larkya Peak and Cho Danda. As we ascend towards the trails becomes steeper. We are greeted with amazing views of HImlung, Cheo and Annapurna II from the pass. We continue our towards Bimthang from here with the view of Manaslu.
Overnight at Teahouse

15

Day 15

Trek to Tilje (1860m/6102.362ft.), 7hr walk

We head towards Dharapani where the trail passes through the dense forest and fields slowly coming into sight. Arriving in the Manang district, we are in the restricted part of the Manang after Nar Phu. We continue our trek further down to Tilje.
Overnight at Teahouse

16

Day 16

Trek to Dharapani and scenic drive to Kathmandu, 2hr walk+8-9hr drive

We start up early following the trail to Dharapani. The Marshyangdi valley can be seen with the terraced fields and villages as the trails descends through the forest of pine and rhododendron that ultimately leads us to Syangje. From Dharapani we drive to Kathmandu via Besi Sahar. The first few hour of drive will be bone-shaker but later we have a smooth and relaxing drive to Kathmandu.
Overnight at Teahouse

17

Day 17

Final departure, transfer to airport

A representative of IHSA will drop off you at the airport by private vehicle .

 

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Our Offer

Basic Package

  • Trek with an English speaking govt licensed trekking & Sherpa climbing Guide
  • 1 porter (betn two clients) to carry your luggage during the trek (max 24 kg; i.e. 12kg pP)
  • Private/ Sharing vehicle from Ktm-Soti Khola,Dharapani-Besi Sahar-KTM
  • Duffel bag and trekking map
  • Larya ka Peak Climbing Permit & certificates(from company and NMA)
  •  Manaslu Conservation Area Entry Permit for all members
  • All Garbage Deposit charges
  • 3 days camping Services with food & Tent
  • Accommodation during the climbing in tents & necessary staffs
  • Group climbing equipment, stoves and fuel
  • High altitude freeze-dried meals
  • Kitchen Sherpa staff gratuities
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu by the host family at Typical Nepali Cultural Restaurant
  • First aid medical kit, oxymeters to check pulse, heart rate & oxygen saturation carried by guide

+ Personal Climbing Gears: 

- Helmet

- Harness

- Jhumar

- Figure-8

- Karabiners(3 pieces; Locked-2 & Unlocked-1)

- Safety rope

- Crampon

- Ice Axe


Comfort Package

As Basic and

  • 2N in 3* and 1N in 4* hotel in KTM on B/B plan as per the itinerary [upgrade possible]
  • Airport pick up & drop off personally

Full Board Offer

Price: Have a kindly make an enquiry for the Full Board tour cost. Because the cost depends on the meals chosen by you.

As Comfort and

  • Full board meals in the mountains during the trek

Group Discount:

There is a further discount for larger groups. Please contacts us for details at mytrek2nepal@gmail.com


Excluded Services

  • International Airfare to and from your country
  • Nepal visa (USD 25 for 15 days and USD 40 for 30 days, two passport photographs required). For the further more information, have visit Nepal Immigration Department official website. 
  • Insurance - Following stated things must be submit while you do trips through (IHSA)
  • You must submit copy of your insurance certificate included standard policies that covers trekking activities up to 5000m
  • Your Insuarnce policy must cover accidents, medical expenses, and emergency evacuation including helicopter rescue upto 5000m and it is excluded in the trip price
  • At the time of you do Insurance you should read the policy carefully whether your requirements are included or not
  • IHSA also recommends your insurance policy covers cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects
  • Any alcoholic beverages, cold drinks and boiled water as well as snacks, deserts etc. during the trek
  • Tipping is a culture in Nepal and is expected by your staff (guides, porters, drivers)
  • Hot shower, wifi, battery charges (available at extra cost in lodges, sometimes free)
  • Unforeseen expenses not under our control such as flight cancellations or delays, weather-related issues, illness during the trek, rescue costs, etc
  • Any other costs not specifically included. Please feel free to ask if in doubt

Equipment

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Information

+Additional porter

We plan with one porter per 2 clients. If you require additional support, you can book an additional porter for the trip to lighten your load. A porter carries your bag pack for you and no more (20kg max). They don't often speak any English. They carry two backpacks that they will strap together. But you are strictly prohibited not take advantage of the porter. They are usually very proud people and will attempt to carry things that are just too heavy. Which is not good. You can leave your unnecessary stuffs in Kathmandu your hotel or our office you will not need on the trek.

Have a take a small personal daypack with you. Your daypack should contain everything you need during the day but keep it as light as possible. Examples: water, some warm clothing, your camera, sunscreen, etc. Note that luggage you hand the porters might not be available to you during the day as they sometimes set their own pace.

Nepal Visas

Most nationalities require a visa for Nepal, which can be obtained in advance or on entry. If you wish to apply before departure the current visa cost is £20 for a 15 day visa and £35 for a 30 day visa for UK passport holders. The current cost of a visa on arrival is US$25 for 15 days, US$40 for 30 days or if extending your stay $100 for 90 days. All are multiple entry. The visa on arrival fee can be paid for in cash in US Dollars, Pounds Sterling or Euros. You will also need a passport photo. Application forms are available in the immigration hall (or for electronic passports there are visa registration machines which, after inserting your passport, automatically fill out a form for you). You must firstly join the queue to pay the visa fee, and then go to the relevant immigration desk to obtain your 15, 30 or 90 day visa stamp. There can be long queues for visas on arrival.

Money and Gratuity

Gratuity is, Since the 1960s when trekking in Nepal was developed, there has been a tradition for groups and independent visitors to graduate their crews at the end of a trek. Money and Gratuity; it is best to bring a mixture of cash, USD, GBP, CAD, EUR. Ensure you have also small denominations. As a guideline for baseline spending money we suggest USD 12 - 20 per meal in Kathmandu(if you drink or smoke or plan some major shopping this could be higher). You should exchange enough money into Nepalese Rupees to last the entire time of your trek BEFORE leaving Kathmandu. There are no exchange facilities in the villages along the trail but plenty of money changers in KTM.

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Duration

17 days

Season

Mar-May & Sept-Nov

Region

Manaslu Region

Grade

Strenuous

Altitude

700m-6249m

Walking

5-6hr

Accommodation

Teahouse & Camping

Trip Type

Private & Group Join

Transportation

Private Car & Flight

Certificate of Excellence

Based of services & review

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