Incredible Himalayan Sherpa Adventure
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.

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

Trip Facts

Destination: Nepal
Altitude: 700m-6249m
Difficulty: Strenuous
Type: Peak Trek
starts/ends point: Kathmandu
Transport: Private Vehicle & Flight
Best Season: Mar-May & Oct-Nov
Group size: 2-10 people
Accommodation: Hotel, Teahouse/Lodge
17 Trekking & Climbing Activity Days in English by Best Climbing Sherpa Sardar & Mountain Leader

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m/4429 ft.)

Flying into KTM is a memorable experience with the Himalaya Spread out before you. After landed your flight in Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (1350m), our airport representative will be waiting for you with your name written on the placard. We welcome you by offering Tibetan scarf and transfer to the hotel in a private vehicle. There will be a full trek briefing this evening.
Overnight at hotel 

 

Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing

The day is spent visiting UNESCO World Heritage and cultural sites of Kathmandu. You will visit to ancient Buddhist and Hindu holy sites Swayambhu(Monkey Temple), planet's tallest Boudha Stupa, open cremation and sacred Hindu Temple Pashupatinath. After visit these three places return to hotel and prepare for trek and explore the tourist hub of Nepal Thamel where you can easily find all you need for trekking. Or if you just want to relax there are many cafes and bakeries serving excellent local tea and coffee. It is best to avoid the street food.
Meals included: bed and breakfast
Overnight at hotel 

 

Day 03: Taking a 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.
[Included meals: Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight stay at Teahouse

 

Day 04: Dropping down to Lyabrubesi and follow the trail aside the Buri Gandaki to reach Machha Khola (870m), 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.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight stay at Teahouse

 

Day 05: Walking by the hot spring of Tatopani, slowly enter to the Gateway to MCA at Jagat (1410m), 6-8hr 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.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight stay at Teahouse

 

Day 06: Climb up the trail where terrain increasingly change to arid and reach to Deng (1860m), 6hr walk

(Enter Restricted Area)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.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight stay at Teahouse

 

Day 07: Past a side trail to the stone curving village of Bhi, enter the enchanting forest to reach Namrung (2660m), 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.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight stay at Teahouse

 

Day 08 : Climb up Upper Nupre, past the Himalchuli base camp and series of gomba on the way to Sama (3530m), 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.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight stay at Teahouse

 

Day 09: Acclimatization day in Sama Village, 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
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight stay at Teahouse

 

Day 10: Sama to Samdo (3780m)

Sama to Larke Peak Base camp
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight stay at Teahouse 

 

Day 11: Samdo to Dharmshala (4450m)

 Samdo to Dharmshala (4450m)
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight stay at Teahouse

 

Day 12: Dharmshala to Larkya Peak Base Camp (5170m)

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

 

Day 13: Larkya Peak Base Camp to Larkya Peak High Camp (5650m/18536.75 ft.), 4-5hr trek 

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

 

Day 14: Summit Larkya Peak (6249m/20501.97 ft.) and trek to Bimthang (3720m/12204.72 ft.) via Larke La Pass (5160m/16929.13 ft.),8-9hr  trek

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

 

Day 15: Trek to Tilje (1860m/6102.362 ft.), 7hr trek

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

 

Day 16: Trek to Dharapani and drive to Kathmandu via Besisahar , 2hr trek+8-9hr drive

Exit Restricted Area 
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.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner] 
Overnight stay at Teahouse 

 

Day 17: Departure from Kathmandu (1350m/4429ft.)

A representative of IHSA will drop off you at the airport by private vehicle [Included meals: Breakfast]

 

Included Services

+ All airport transfers. We’ll pick you up personally

+ Accommodation in a quality 3* hotel with breakfast in KTM as per the itinerary [upgrade possible]

+ KTM Sightseeing by private vehicle and professional English speaking guide [upgrade possible]

+ Private trek with an English speaking government licensed & ministry of tourism & NMA trained climbing Sherpa Sardar & National Mountain Leader with meals, accommodation, salary & insurances

+ 1 porter (between two clients) to carry your luggage during the trek (max 20 kg; i.e. 10kg pP)

+ Transportation: Ktm-Soti Khola,Dharapani-Besi Sahar-KTM

+ Full board meals (Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner) during the trek

+ 3 days camping Services with food & Tent

+ High Camp Food and Camping equipment

+ Accommodation during the trek in carefully selected teahouses as per the itinerary

+ Manaslu Conservation Area Entry Permit for all members

+ Larkya Peak Climbing Permit Fee

+ Trekkers Information Management System [TIMS] registration card

+ Duffel bag and trekking map (Duffel to be returned after trip completion)

+ First aid medical kit carried by the guide

+ Necessary paper works, all government and local taxes

+ Complimentary welcome or farewell dinner with trip briefing in Kathmandu with host family

 

Excluded Services

-  International Airfare to and from your country

-  Nepal Visa fee for on arrival entry visa (US$ 25 or equivalent for 15 days, US$ 40 for 30 days & US$ 100 for 90 days. You also require 2 passport sized photos)

-  Travel & Health Insurance [needs to cover Emergency Helicopter Rescue at altitude]

-  Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu

-  Any alcoholic beverages, cold drinks and boiled water as well as snacks, deserts etc. during the trek

-  Tips for Tips for Staffs

-  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

Trekking Equipment

Have a kindly bring following stated equipment for the camping/tented trek. The equipment you can buy in Kathmandu with different quality in good price.


Luggage:

01 large duffel bag: The Luggage is for to carry all your personal gear on the trekking. Should be strong and durable. The best size would be around 30" x 14", with a full-length zipper and handles.


1 rucksack or day pack:
The bag is for to accommodate a sweater, rain gear, water bottle, camera and accessories and any miscellaneous items you need to have during the day. We recommend a pack with at least 1450cu. In capacity, or smaller if you are not carrying a large amount of camera equipment.


Head and Face Gear:

1. Sunhat
2. Sunglasses
3. Warm hat
4. Sunscreen with a very high SPF factor
5. Lip balm with a high SPF factor
6. An emergency light


Hands:

1. Lightweight gloves


Inner Clothing:

1. T-shirts
2. Thermal underwear- Top and bottom. Synthetic is best
3. Underwear
4. 2 shorts
5. 2 Trousers- (comfortable) One thin, one thick and warm


Outer Clothing:

1. down Jacket
2. Fleece Jacket (or a windproof jacket)
3. Waterproof jacket with a hood (or a poncho)
4. Waterproof pants
5. Baggy pants
6. 2 pairs of gloves/mittens (1 thin and 1 thick)
7. 1 sweater to be worn under the fleece jacket


Footwear:

1. Light weight walking boots- (leather is recommended)
2. Spare laces
3. 2 pairs of thick woolen socks.
4. 2 pairs of thin socks to be worn under the woolen socks
5. One pair of sandals or comfortable shoes for camp


Drinking Equipment:

1. Water Bottle
Purification equipment-Boiled drinking water will be provided but further purification with iodine or purification tablets is highly recommended.


Sleeping and Carrying Equipment:

1. 30-40 liter daypack
2. Water Proof Bag-A water proof bag to cover the rucksack
3. Sleeping Bag- Please brings a bag that can resist temperatures as low as -15 degrees Celsius


Personal Medical Kit:

01. Bandage for sprains
02. Plasters/Band-aids
03. Iodine or water filters
04. Moleskin/Second skin - for blisters
05. Antiseptic ointment for cuts
06. Anti-bacterial throat lozenges (with antiseptic)
07. Aspirin/paracetamol - general painkiller
08. Oral rehydration salts
09. Broad-spectrum antibiotic (norfloxacin or ciprofloxin)
10. Anti-diarrhea medication (antibiotic)
11. Diarrhea stopper (Imodium - optional)
12. Diamox (altitude sickness - can be bought in Kathmandu)
13. Sterile Syringe set (anti-AIDS precaution)

 

Extras/Luxuries:

1. Binoculars
2. Reading book
3. Trail Map/Guide book
4. Journal & Pens
5. Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble


Toiletries:

1. medium sized quick drying towel
2. Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
3. Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
4. Deodorant
5. Nail clippers
6. Face and body moisturize
7. Feminine hygiene products
8. Small mirror

 

Useful Information

Nepal Visas

You need 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.

 

Travelers Insurance

While you do trips through Incredible Himalayan Sherpa Adventure, you will submit copy of your insurance certificate. Your insurance policy must coverage accidents, medical expenses and emergency evacuation including helicopter rescue and then personal liability. At the time of you do Insurance you should read the policy carefully whether your requirements are included or not. Incredible Himalayan Sherpa also advocated your Insurance policy coverage cancellation curtailment, loss of luggage and personal effects. If you have must proof of the Insurance receipt, you will do initiative otherwise you can’t get any compensation.

 

Helicopter Evacuation

Sometimes, Helicopter rescue situations can come due to unexpected accident, bad weather, road obstruction/blocked or other reasons. Anywhere you options for a helicopter trip in order to back to home early due to health issue and due to an emergency that may arise during the trip. In any cases, the expense of any helicopter flight is the only responsibility of you or your policy should be coverage in this cases.

 

Tipping Money

Tipping is, Since the 1960s when trekking in Nepal was developed, there has been a tradition for groups and independent visitors to tip their crews at the end of a trek but tips are not included in the trip price.

Duration
17 days
Season
Mar-May & Sept-Nov
Region
Manaslu, Gokkha
Grade
Strenuous
Altitude
700m-6249m
Walking
5-6hr
Accommodation
Hotel/Teahouse&Tent
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