Larkya Peak Climbing in Manaslu region that provide breathtaking trekking and excellent peak climbing experience around the Mount Manaslu. Larkya Peak has two summits Sano Larkya Peak is 5807 meters and real summit Thulo Larkya 6249 meters provide superb view of the Mount Manaslu, Ganesh, Annapurna, Himlung Himal and beyond.
Larkya (Larke) Peak is one of rarely climbed peak in Nepal opened for climbers since 2,002. Nepal mountaineering association has graded Larkya Peak as “A” category climbing peak in Nepal. It is most satisfying peak to climb in conjunction with Manaslu circuit trek and serves the dominating view of Manaslu, Ganesh, Annapurna, Himlung Himal and beyond. Beside Mountain Views, Larkya Peak climbing offers unique combination of rich cultural heritages, unrivalled natural beauty and biological diversity.
There are two summits of Larke Peak i.e. Thulo Larke- the main summit and Sano Larkya- the false summit. Thulo Larke peak is challenging with encounters of higher level ice and glacier climb therefore needed middle base camp to be set up above base camp and Sano Larkya offers medium climbing effort and can be accomplished in one day. Base Camp is close to Larkya La pass (5,135m), one of challenging high pass in Nepal.
Visit Himalaya Treks have carefully designed the itinerary of Larkya Peak Climbing in Nepal to allow proper acclimatization and gradual ascend. March-May and September-December are the perfect seasons for Larkya Peak Climbing in Nepal. Despite of its relative easiness, a good physical fitness level and previous climbing experience is needed to achieving the summit comfortably and safely.
Larkya Peak Climbing itinerary
Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu. (1335 meters)
Day 2: Sightseeing and Trek + Climbing trip Preparation.
Day 3: Drive to Sotikhola (530 meters) at tea house.
Day 4: Trek to Machha Khola. (930 meters) at tea house.
Day 5: Trek to Jagat. (1120 meters) at tea house.
Day 6: Trek to Deng. (1860 meters) at tea house.
Day 7: Trek to Namrung. (2630 meters) at tea house.
Day 8: Trek to Lho. (3180 meters) at tea house.
Day 9: Trek to Sama Gaon. (3525 meters) at tea house.
Day 10: Acclimatization day at Sama Gaon. (Side trip to Punggen Glacier, Punggyen gumpa, or Manaslu Base Camp at tea house.
Day 11: Trek to Samdo. (3860 meters) at tea house.
Day 12: Acclimatization day at Samdo. (Side trip to Tibet boarder or Samdu Ri Climb) at tea house.
Day 13: Trek to Dharmasala. (4460 meters) at Camp
Day 14: Trek to Larkya Peak Base Camp (5135 meters)
Day 15: Trek to Larkya Base Camp to Larkya peak high Camp (5650 meters)
Day 16: Summit Larkya Peak sano (5807 meters) and continue summit Larkya peak Thulo (6249 meters) and back to Base Camp.
Day 17: Reserved day for bad weather or extra acclimatization day.
Day 18: Cross Larkya La (5106 meters) and trek to Bhimthang. (3610 meters) at tea house.
Day 19: Trek to Dharapani. (1963 meters) at tea house.
Day 20: Drive to Kathmandu via Besisahar stay overnight at Hotel Kathmandu.
Day 21: Free day at Kathmandu.
Day 22: Departure.
A representative from Visit Himalaya Treks with the company’s display board will greet you outside the arrival terminal and transfer you to your Hotel.
A Full day guided tour to several of historical and spiritual attractions enlisted under the World Heritage Sites. The trek leader will meet the group for a meeting and provide a detailed briefing on the trek. All the required information regarding the trek would be provided.
We leave early in the morning for Sotikhola via Arughat. We stay on a highway in the morning but most part of the driving is done on the dusty newly built roads. Over night at Sotikhola. (8 to 9 hours drive)
The trek heads north and follows the Budhi Gandaki River for the whole day. The trek stays close and follows the Budhi Gandaki River all way up to the base of the pass, and crosses and re-crosses the river several times through suspension bridges. The trail undulates through Lapu Beshi, then continues on the sandy banks of the river, and finally reaches Machha Khola. (6-7 hours)
The trail stays relatively easy in the morning and goes through Khorlabesi. A brief stop at Tatopani, to check out the hot spring is followed by a steep climb through Dobhan. The trail drops down into the banks of the Yaru Khola at Yaru Beshi, campsite for the day and is followed by couple of good climbs until Jagat, a small village by the banks of Budhi Gandaki River. (5-6 hours)
The trail once again enters the sandy banks for a brief period. The path gets steep near Sirdibas and after crossing a dramatic suspension bridge, another good climb leads to a beautiful village of Phillim, the biggest village until the pass. The trail steadily loses height and heads into a new valley, leaving the trail to Tsum Valley behind. The path gets steeper for a while and then steadies near Pewa. After Pewa, another uphill walk continues for the rest of the day and ends at Deng. The change in culture can be experienced at Deng. The people, culture and the houses in the villages from Deng are heavily influenced by Tibetans and completely differ with the people and their culture from the people lower in the valley. (7-8 hours)
A quick drop down to the river is followed by a steep climb until the village of Rana. The trail yet again drops and gradually ascends to Bihi Phedi and then undulates into the valley and finally reaches Ghap. The trek continues gradually gaining more height through the forest following the now much smaller Budi Gandaki River. A steep climb through the forest until the village of Namrung ends the day. (7-8 hours)
From Namrung onwards, the trek now enters into the higher altitude. After a brief walk on an easy terrain, the trail starts to go uphill until the village of Shyo. View of Manaslu (8163 meters) appears towards west as the path drops into a river and yet again gets uphill until it reaches Lho. (4-5 hours)
The trail once again drops into a river and yet again, is followed by a climb. The climb ends at Shyala and the valley starts to open up with the trail turning into an easy walk through the pasturelands. (4-5 hours)
The options at Sama Gaon are a short hike to the nearby beautiful lake named Birendra Taal or a full day hike (6 hours) to the Pungyen Gomba, Pungyen Glacier, or Mount Manaslu Base Camp.
The trail gradually climbs through the valley and continue to follow the river. The path then gets steeper at the end of the day and reaches the village of Samdu, with Samdu Ri (6335 meters) towering on the east direction. (3 hours)
The best option from Samdo is to hike towards the valley into the northeast of Samdo. This hike also provides spectacular view of a towering Samdu Ri (6335 meters)
The trail gradually descends briefly and then starts to ascend afterwards towards the Larke Glacier. The path becomes easier and ends at the start of the next day’s climb at Dharmasala. (3 hours)
Our trek today is to the Larkya Peak Base Camp from Dharmashala. We will climb slowly and steadily through the lateral moraines of Larke Glaciers. The trail then goes through the rocky ridges and over the pass to the base camp at overnight at Camp.
Starting early, we will do some warm-up exercises before beginning the trek to high camp. With steep sections and icy trails, follow the instructions from your guide properly in this trek segment. The trail crosses narrow rocky channels and some slippery areas toward too high Camp.
Summit Larkya Peak sano (5807 meters) and continue summit Larkya peak Thulo (6249 meters) and back to Base Camp. From Summit of Larkya peak we can view the great Himalayan range to the horizon, and the majestic view of Manaslu and Annapurna is pristine as well.
As the weather in the Mountains is unpredictable one must not take unnecessary risks while ascending to the summit. Today will be a reserve day in case the summit can't be done by bad weather or can be used Accimatazation day.
We will do the Larkye La pass from the Base camp and walk further down to Bimtang today. Prayer flags welcome you to the Pass and the magnificent view of Manaslu, Himlung, Kang Guru, and Annapurna II in Larkye La Pass. Spend some time here and start your descend to Bimtang.
The trail quickly drops in and out of a glacier and then starts to drop towards the lower valley through the forest. The path once again follows the river by its banks and finally passes through Surki Khola and Goa while consistently losing more altitude. The path continues to get downhill and finally ends at Tilche. (6-7 hours)
Short walking lead us to Dharapani we connected popular Annapurna Circuit trail, not trails are much more busier then Manaslu part because driving road is accessing now from Dharapani. Now take local Jeep land transport take us to Besisahar and stay overnight at Besisahar. About 4 hour’s durt road drive to Besisahar.
After Breakfast we will drive to Kathmandu with our private Car along the Marshyangdi river valley. Following the Prithivi high way and enjoy the afternoon in Kathmandu. (5-6 hours drive)
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