18 days Larkya Peak Climbing
- Moderately hard trekking trail leading you to the base camp of the Larkya Peak.
- Short and adventure Packed climbing session of the Larkya Peak.
- Best warm-up climb before climbing other high peaks.
- Best Climbing experience for Mountaineering beginners.
- Cultural experience in the lower regions of the expedition.
Larkya Peak Climbing is a trekking and climbing expedition of Larkya Peak (6249 M). The right sub-peak of the mighty Manaslu mountain through the trail bordering the Gorkha and Manang regions of Nepal. This Climbing trail is perfect for Climbers to warm up before doing the other higher peaks in the Himalayas. From the top of Larkya Peak. But you can view the breathtaking views of the higher mountains surrounding it to the horizon. The way up to the base camp of the Peak is one to remember. And as it follows the same route as Manaslu Circuit. Because we need all the permits for trekking and climbing in these restricted areas. Prepare for an adventure with lifelong memories in the lap of Manaslu.
This peak climbing is well made with gradual altitude adjustment. And optimal distance traveling with occasional rest as well as acclimatization days. Larkya Peak Climbing prepares you for the climbing expedition of the Manaslu as well. Walking through the Brahmin, Magar, Karki Gurung, and Bhote villages. we can collect some tips from some of the experienced and senior mountaineers too. Mountain climbing is thrilling and in some cases dangerous too. So a well-trained guide is a must. Manaslu Guide Nepal assists you very well in preparation, transport, and trained guides with the required experience in the Larkya Peak Expedition.
For larkya peak climbing, we need a climbing permit, a restricted permit. And a Manaslu Conservation Area Project permit (MCAP) for the same way back to Kathmandu. But if we cross Larkya La Pass then we should buy an Annapurna conservation permit (ACAP). After crossing the pass that is the Annapurna area ACAP needs to do a trek there. We recommended to through the Annapurna part. It is a different scenery.
After landing at TIA (Tribhuvan International Airport), our representatives from Himalaya Guide Nepal will meet you. You can view the bustling city lifestyle of Kathmandu on your way to the hotel. Visit our office for a quick orientation of the trekking program in Manaslu. Take an evening tour of the nearby places and markets from your hotel. Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.
After breakfast, meet your guide for the Manaslu circuit trek in our office. After a brief introduction, we will prepare for all the gears, necessary items, climbing equipment, and other essential materials required to complete the Larkey peak climbing successfully. Visit the nearby heritage and religious sites in your spare time today. Return to your hotel and rest for the day. Overnight at a hotel in Thamel, Kathmandu.
8-9 hrs Drive Lodge
After breakfast today, we will catch a bus from Kathmandu leaving to the eastern hills of Dhading district. The hill highway drive starts your day leading you to the villages of Arughat. The magnificent scenic view of nature from this drive is a perfect booster to kick-start your journey. You will end your day nearby the beautiful Budi Gandaki River in Soti Khola. Once here you can head for a quick village tour.
5-6 hrs Lodge
You will start your day with a fantastic sunrise over the mountains. The first part of the day is through lush Sal forests to the Labubensi village (884 m). Walking beside the beautiful Budi Gandaki River, we’ll pass through many small Gurung settlements to Khanbensi. The trail to Maccha Khola from Khanbensi also provides you with some steep and challenging sections of Manaslu. The final part of today's trek is narrow, and you must be careful with the incoming mules and donkeys. Overnight at a lodge in the Gurung community of Macchakhola.
7-8 hrs Lodge
We start the day making our first cross of the Maccha Khola and trek up the trail surrounded by patches of Gurung settlements and hill farmlands. Continuing further in this trail we will reach the village of Khorla Bensi. You can enjoy the organic coffee here in your brief break. We will walk in the paths carved between hill forests to reach Tatopani. Tatopani is a place to relax for a while and rinse up your exhaustion with the hot-water springs. We will cross through a steel bridge from here to reach the village of Dovan (1070 m). Crossing the settlements of Thulo Dunga and Yaruphant in the adjacent side of Budi Gandaki, we will reach the beautiful Gurung settlement of Jagat. Overnight at a lodge in Jagat.
6-7 hrs Lodge
We will have our permits to the Manaslu region checked here at Jagat in the morning. In the meantime you can head for a Tibetan inspired cultural village tour here with the Himalayan view. We will hike up to the Suspension bridge from Jagat and to Salleri. The segment connecting Jagat to Sirdibas is mostly flat and provides you great views of the Siringi Himal (7161 m). Crossing the Gandaki River once more from Sirdibas we will walk about an hour to reach the Philim Village. We will take our lunch break here and continue our walk to Nayapul (new bridge) via Eklebhatti. The trek routes leading to Tsum valley and Pewa separates from here in Nayapul. Choosing the left path from here we will walk to Nyak and reach the village of Deng. Overnight at a lodge in Deng.
5-6 hrs Lodge
Today will be a shorter walking day in comparison to others which means we can enjoy the mountains and make stops in the beautiful intermediate sites. Walking through a canyon, we will walk beside the Budi Gandaki to reach Deng. Ascending from the other side through the Pine forest, reach the village of Rana (1980 m). Climb up to the village of Bhim Phendi and through the gorge of Serang Khola. Going traverse the Budi Gandaki, you will reach the Namrung village in the afternoon. Overnight at a lodge in Namrung.
4-5 hrs Lodge
We will start today with a refreshing tea and head for Namrung village in the first part of the day. The trail passes through pine and rhododendron forests beside the gorge. One can encounter many beautiful Hymalian and migratory birds in this stretch of Manaslu circuit trek. You will cross the gorge from a wooden bridge and to Namrung village. Namrung is the second checkpoint to your trek and provides you fantastic view of Ganesh and Siringi Himal. The views of these mountains accompany you walking to Lho from Lihi and Lamagaon. One can trek short hike to Ribung Gompa and return to Lho. Overnight at a lodge in Lho.
3-4 hrs Lodge
The trek portion from Lho to Samagaon is gifted with amazing landscape and beautiful mountain flowers. From the viewpoints in the sites lying in the path, one can also have mesmerizing panoramic views of Manaslu and surrounding ranges. Shyala will be the midpoint of our trek with pristine rhododendron forests and crystal clear streams. An hour of walk from here will lead you to the village of Samagaon. People mostly trek further and return to Samagaon for better acclimatization results. Overnight at a lodge in Samagaon.
2-4 hrs Hike Lodge
Acclimatization is a must for safe and effective trekking in the Himalayas. At an altitude of 3525 meters, Samagaon is strategically the perfect place to rest and plan for the upcoming treks. The scenic mountain views from the village also make your stay worth it. You will have plenty of options for short hiking around Samagaon. Punggyen Gompa, Manaslu Base Camp, Monastery of Sama town, and Birendra Tal are some of the most popular hiking destinations from Samagaon. Enjoy the Himalayan sunset and rest for the day here. Overnight at a lodge.
3-4 hrs Lodge
Our trek of today is mostly elevating and with hard sections of turns to Samdo village. The Manaslu glacier and Birendra Tal views will accompany you throughout our walk to Samdo. In the middle of the trail, we can see the adjacent ridge to the Lajyang La pass (5098 m). We will walk through the pasture and Yak grazing plains and to the Mani walls leading to the Samdo village. Near to the Tibetan border, one can experience the dazzling reflection of culture and art of those regions here. Overnight at a lodge in Samdo.
3-4 hrs Lodge
The Trek to Dharmasala from Samdo is a preparational walk with much time to spare for your ascend to the Larkye La pass (5160 m). We will walk past Chorten and Mani walls down to the Budi Gandaki River. After crossing the wooden bridge over it, we will reach the legendary Larkye Bazaar. The trail to Lajyang and Gyala leading to Tibet separates from Larkye bazaar. It was one of the most significant commercial midpoints of the central Himalayas. We will walk further up, and Mani walls lead our way to Dharmashala. Rest for the day and prepare for the Larkye La Pass. Overnight at a lodge in Dharamshala.
5-6 hrs Lodge
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. People often push to the high camp which is about 4 to 5 hours of trek from here, but it is difficult and tiresome in a single day. We will rest for the day here at Larkya Peak base camp. Overnight at a tent in base camp.
5-6 hrs Tent
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 too. We can get windy weather nearing High Camp so; careful and gradual advancement is the safest way to the High Camp. Once here, you can explore the surrounding areas for better acclimatization. Overnight at a tent in High camp.
Today is the climbing day to reach the summit of Larkya Peak. We will start the climb early and return to the high camp after the Summit. The reason to start early is to prevent the confrontation with the strong midday wind. Reaching the top is a wonderful feeling and a feat to be proud of for a long time to come. From here you can view the great Himalayan range to the horizon, and the majestic view of Manaslu and Annapurna is pristine as well. After taking some pictures here, we must return to the High camp. Overnight at the High Camp.
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 in the 13th day. Overnight at a tent in the High Camp.
7-8 hrs Lodge
We will do the Larkye La pass from the Base camp and walk further down to Bimtang today. Follow your guide for safe and secure passage to Bimtang from Larkye La pass. Slippery and steep sections are the most difficult ones as we will walk near to the top. 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. This stretch is mostly smooth, and the trail will drop over 1400 meters to Bimtang village. Enjoy the beautiful sunset from the ridge near and rest for the day. Overnight at a lodge in Bimtang.
6-7 hrs Lodge
We will start our day with a quick downhill to Kechyaku Khola Glacier and cross it. We will walk through red hills covered with rhododendron forest and to Yak Kharka. One can get a treat of different shades of rhododendron in their blooming season in March and April. The view of the diverse face of Manaslu is equally pristine over the hills from this trek too. We will drop from Alpine to subtropical forests leading your way to Karche. We will have our lunch and continue crossing the Gurung village of Gho on the way. A short tour of Gho will give you more opportunities to witness the Himalayan culture and lifestyle. About an hour more of a walk from here will take you to the old Gurung village of Tilije. Overnight at a lodge in Tilije.
5-6 hrs Lodge
We will start the trek walking down to the bridge at Dudh Khola and all the way to the Marsyangdi Valley. We can view the shift in the landscape here and will move further down to join the main trail of the Annapurna circuit trek. The combining point of these two trails will be at Dharapani where we will have our lunch. We will have our permits checked one last time and walk to the village of Tal next. From here we will take a local jeep to the city of Besisahar. Besisahar is the starting point for most of the trekking routes to the western Himalayas and Annapurna. Enjoy the evening stroll around the rest for the day. Overnight at a lodge in Besisahar.
6-7 hrs Drive
After breakfast, you can take a public vehicle or a private jeep back to Kathmandu. The hill ride of Prithvi Highway passing through Dumre, Muglin, Kurintar, and Thankot will take you back to Kathmandu. The green hills and Trishuli River makes the perfect setting for a long ride here. After reaching your hotel, head for the souvenir shopping in Thamel. Enjoy the nightlife in Thamel after a fantastic feat of completing the Manaslu Trek. Overnight at a hotel in Thamel.
- Airport pick-up and drop services.
- Two nights standard hotel in Kathmandu Before the trip with BB Plan.
- Kathmandu to Sotikhola by public transportation.
- Dharapani to Besisahar by Public Jeep.
- Besisahar to Kathmandu by public deluxe bus.
- All required trekking and climbing permits (MCAP, ACAP, Manaslu Special Permit, Lakya Peak Permit).
- All meals during the trekking and climbing part (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Tea/ Coffee).
- Full camping equipment Larkya Base to High Camp and Base camp.
- An experienced climbing and Trekking guide for the whole trip. (we provide a climbing guide as per volume of group size).
- Strong mountain porters for the trekking and climbing part.
- Dry and fresh fruits during the trip.
- Token of Love from the company after a trip.
- All government taxes.
- Trekking and climbing duffle bag for Larkya Peak Climbing.
- Down jacket and sleeping bag for the trip.
- First aid Medical box with oximeter.
- City, Trekking and Climbing Map.
- Welcome and Farewell lunch or dinner at a suitable time.
What's not included?
- Travel Insurance needs to cover Larkya peak elavation.
- International Flight fare.
- Extra accommodation and meals in Kathmandu.
- All bar Bil.
- Personal expenses.
- Tips are expected.
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