Larkya Peak Climbing is one of the peaks that lie at Manaslu Himalayan range. The peak is situated in the western part of Nepal in Gorkha district. Larkya peak is one of the least climbed peaks in Nepal’s trekking peaks. Larkya peak provides a lifetime experience. As they climb to the summit is also considered difficult and challenging, good physical condition and previous experience of peak climbing are also needed for achieving the summit of Larkya Peak. The Larkya Peak Tour is an excellent opportunity for adventure-seeking climbers to gain an achievement of a lifetime experience.
Larkya Peak can be enjoyed by combining with Manaslu Circuit Trek. There are two different peaks with name Larkya which often makes confusion among the climbers. The two peaks are called Sano Larkya at an altitude of 5807 m and Thulo Larkya. It is an excellent opportunity to summit both peak in a single expedition. Larkya Peak offers a combination of religious heritages, majestic natural beauty and cultural diversity.
Climbing Thulo (Big) Larkya requires a long tiring walk on snow as compared to Sano Larkya. Larkya provides you with the lifetime experience of climbing and trekking in a single package. Sano Larkya can be climbed in a long day from the base camp while Thulo Larkya requires one night stay in high camp at the middle of the snow.
Although the peak is easy to climb, excellent physical and mental fitness is required along with previous climbing experience. This region has few trekkers and climbers which makes the visit more exciting, thrilling and adventurous. Larkya Peak itinerary is designed in such a way that climbers get proper time for acclimatization and mountaineering training.
Larkya Tour starts at Kathmandu – the capital city of Nepal. After spending a full day sightseeing around Kathmandu. We will drive along the scenic highway to arrive at Soti Khola – the starting point of the trek. From Soti Khola, we begin our trek following the trail that passes through several traditional villages of Jagat, Deng, Namrung, Samagaon, and Samdo.
After spending a good acclimatization day, we head towards the base camp and ascend higher to the high camp. During the trek, we will have great views of Himalayan ranges and it includes Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayan Ranges, Langtang Himal Range, Himalchuli, Boudha Himal, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu and other surrounding high peaks in the region.
As soon as we set up our high camp, our Sherpa crew will check all the climbing gears and our health conditions. Following the footsteps and guidance of our experienced climbing experts. We will overcome several technical sections and head towards the summit of Larkya Peak. Once at the top, we can experience the magnificent views of Annapurna Himal Range, Langtang Himal Range, Himalchuli. So as, Boudha Himal, Ganesh Himal, Mt Manaslu (the 8th highest mountain in the world) and other many snow-capped peaks in the region.
After spending a short quality at the summit, we will descend following the trail that goes through the villages Bhimtang and Dharapani to finally arrive at Syange. Our memorable experience of Larkya Peak Climbing ends with a scenic drive from Syange back to Kathmandu.
Equipment Needed During Climbing
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30 min Drive Hotel/Resort
Our representative from Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition will meet you at Tribhuvan International Airport on your arrival schedule. You will then be transferred to the hotel at the heart of Kathmandu city. Our staff will assist you until the check-in procedure ends at the Hotel. You can either have rest at the hotel or visit NGT's office for collecting information about the trip. In the evening, please join our welcome dinner program organized by Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition.
Meals: BB Plan + Welcome Dinner
Click here for detailed information about World Heritage Sites of UNESCO in Kathmandu Today we will spend most of our day sightseeing around some of the world heritage sites of UNESCO inside Kathmandu valley. Most importantly we will complete all the necessary paper works and make other preparations required for Larkya Peak Climbing. Note: It is not possible to visit all world heritage sites in Kathmandu within a day. So you can choose at least 3-4 places for a day sightseeing.
Meals: BB Plan
9-10 hrs Drive Lodge
After having breakfast at the hotel we will take a long and scenic drive from Kathmandu towards Soti Khola. Our drive is over a zigzag hilly road as we head north from the market town of Arughat. Enroute we will have an opportunity to observe beautiful landscapes and daily survival activities of local people while we drive across several small market towns and roadside villages. After about nine to ten hours of driving, we will arrive at Soti Khola - the starting point of the trek.
Meals: All Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
5-6 hrs Trek Lodge
We start our trek from Soti Khola by crossing a bridge and then climbing over a big rock before descending back to the banks of Buri Gandaki river. We continue our trek passing through dense forest areas, cascading waterfalls and green valleys as we reach Lapu Besi. From there, our trail is both uphill and downhill trekking until we arrive at Maccha Khola. We can enjoy the fantastic view of the North-East side of Ganesh Himal from Maccha Khola.
Leaving Maccha Khola we will follow the trail that is a gradual ascent as we head towards Khorlabesi. From there, our trek passes along several waterfalls and some landslide affected areas to a good washing stop at Tatopani - Natural Hot Springs. Then we will cross a suspension bridge and continue trekking through the dense forest as we reach a small village of Dobhan. From this point, our trail is a mixture of both uphill and downhill trekking until we arrive at Jagat.
6-7 hrs Trek Lodge
Beyond the village of Jagat is the Pangaur River which is crossed using stepping stones and log bridges. From there we climb an easy gradient for about an hour before descending down to the village of Sirdibas. Our trekking continues as we head towards a suspension bridge over the Budi Gandaki river and cross it before making a climb towards the village of Phillim. Our trail from here is along beautiful waterfalls and pine forest as we pass through Ekla Bhatti and Pewa/Pawa. We will continue to trek along a pleasant trail with good views of the narrow gorge cut by Budi Gandaki river as an approach towards the tiny village of Deng. The village is inhabited by Gurungs' who practice Buddhism.
From Deng, we will trek on a trail that passes through several mani walls and chortens. Our trek goes along the fields of buckwheat, barley, and maize before descending down to cross a suspension bridge. After crossing the bridge we will climb an easy gradient beneath the village of Umbay. From there we will follow an undulating trail that gradually swings back to the river and cross another suspension bridge before climbing towards Ghap. We cross the river once again on a larger bridge and then climb steeply for almost an hour to reach Namrung.
Leaving Namrung our trek passes through the scattered village of Barchham before climbing an easy gradient to reach Lihi. From there we descend down to Hinan river and cross the river as we climb for about two hours to arrive at Lho. Manaslu dominates the skyline at Lho, so we will take some time here to enjoy the scenic mountain panorama around us. Our trail from here descends to Thusang river and then climbs for about an hour to Shya. We will spend our overnight at Shya.
2-3 hrs Trek Lodge
Today is a short and easy day trekking. We will follow the trail that crosses a ridge, enters and then exits from a side canyon. Then we will make an easy gradient and continue to ascend over rocky slopes to finally emerge onto a ridge from where we will see the extensive pastures and fields of Samagaon. We will spend an extra or additional day rest here at Samagaon for exploring the busy village and Gompas of Samagaon.
Acclimatization is very essential in higher altitudes to stay away from mental and physical illness. Thus, today we will take a rest day at Samagaon for acclimatization and exploration around the village. A hike up to Pung Gyen Gumba is considered best for acclimatization where we can relax in a grassy kharka near gompa enjoying the best view of Manaslu. Pung Gyen Gumba is located beneath the east face of Mount Manaslu. Otherwise, we can explore the village or pay a visit to other gompas.
3-4 hrs Trek 3-4 hrs Trek
After spending a good day exploring around Samagaon, we continue our trekking journey with another day of easy trekking to Samdo. We will follow the broad trail that runs north from the village across grassy Kharka. Crossing the outflow from Birendra Kund we trek towards the summer herding area of Kermo Kharka. We can enjoy an excellent view of Manaslu from here. Our trek continues with further uphill trekking for about an hour before dropping down to a bridge over the river. After crossing the bridge we will climb an easy gradient to emerge at Samdo.
Today we will spend our day exploring around Samdo. Samdo is a Tibetan refugee settlement of about 40 houses. Samdo offers some good hikes options that are considered best from acclimatization point of view. We can make a climb up to Lajyung La which goes to Tibet or climbs the slopes to the north of Samdo for enjoying great views of whole Manaslu range.
From Samdo our trail descends to a bridge across the Gyala Khola. After crossing the bridge we start our uphill trekking towards a large pile of mani stones and continue to ascend with great views of Larkya Peak and the north face of Manaslu. After a few hours of trekking, we will arrive at Larkya Pedhi where we make a stop for our overnight stay.
5-6 hrs Trek Tented Camp
From Larkya Phedi we will follow the trail that is gradual uphill trekking. During our trek, we are greeted with magnificent views of Manaslu range and other snow-capped mountains. We continue our trekking until we arrive at Larkya Base Camp. Once we reach the base camp, our Sherpa crew will set up the camps and start making preparations for the further trek to higher camp before the main summit climb of Larkya Peak. We camp as for our overnight stay at the base camp.
4-5 hrs Trek Tented Camp
Leaving the base camp, we continue on our trek by following the trail that is a gradual climb all the way to a good campsite at 5,650 meters. As soon as we arrive at the high camp our Sherpa crew will set up the camps and make final preparations for the summit climb. We will also check our health conditions and climbing gears for the main summit climb of Larkya Peak, the following day.
8-9 hrs Climb & Trek Lodge
As a matter of fact, today is the day we all were waiting for. We start early with the aim to reach the summit before midday as the strong winds afternoon can create obstacles to reach the Larkya Peak summit. Following the guidance and instructions are given by our experienced climbing experts, we will overcome the technical sections and climb to reach the summit. Our tiring climb to the summit is rewarded with magnificent views of Manaslu Himalayan Range, Annapurna Range, Langtang Range, Himalchuli, Boudha Himal, Ganesh Himal, and other fascinating high peaks. We will spend short but quality time at the summit and then descend following the same route retracing our steps back and pass through High Camp and Base Camp. We continue our trek for the crossing of Larkya La Pass at 5,160 meters. From the top of the pass, an easy downhill trekking leads us to a wider valley with large meadows, further trekking will bring us at Bhimtang where we will make our overnight stay.
7-8 hrs Trek Lodge
From Bhimtang we continue our trek by following the trail that goes through ablation valley and then climbs a ridge over the lateral moraines where we will see some prayer flags. We descend through dense pine and rhododendron forest to arrive at the scattered settlement of Kharche. Our trail from here is short uphill trekking and then a gentle downhill trekking to reach the large Gurung village of Tilije. We continue our trek with an easy downhill trekking. After crossing the suspension bridge over the Marsyangdi river, we continue our trekking for a while before arriving at Dharapani.
Leaving Dharapani, our trail is gradual uphill trekking away from the Marsyangdi River. We will arrive at a broad and flat valley before reaching the village of Tal. The village of Tal is situated at the foot of a large waterfall. From there we continue our downhill trekking to reach Chyamje. Our trail from here descends through the forest filled with rhododendron and pine trees as we arrive at Syange.
8-9 hrs Drive Hotel/Resort
After successfully completing the trip - Larkya Peak Climbing, we will take a scenic drive from Syange and drive back to Kathmandu which takes approximately eight to nine hours of driving. The first part of the drive is on a gravel road which can be bumpy. But, once we reach the highway - our drive is a scenic journey that passes along beautiful hilly roads and riverside. Besides, we will have an opportunity to observe the daily survival activities of local people while our drive passes through roadside market towns and villages. You will be transferred to the hotel in Kathmandu.
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch
You would surely like to see as much of Kathmandu as possible. The world heritage sites of UNESCO inside Kathmandu, if not visited on the second day of the trip can be visited on this day. An early start is practical to visit the temples of Kathmandu. Also, walking around the shopping area of Thamel is worth spending quality time at Kathmandu. In the evening, we will celebrate for a successful summit attempt of Larkey Peak and have a final meal together with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition team.
Meals: BB Plan + Farewell Dinner
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The difficulties of Larkya Peak Climbing depends on these common factors:
Yes, there is a variety of communication facilities like internet, satellite phone etc.
For communication, we have satellite phone through which you can communicate with your friends or relatives for which you have to pay USD $3 per minute.
In case of an emergency, communication with our company will be free of cost.
In Nepal, we cannot issue your climbing insurance so you have to do it on your own. There are various companies which will provide you with insurance. If you need a suggestion then you can visit here.
Our climbing guides have summited majors peaks of Nepal like Mt Everest, Mt Ama Dablam, etc for multiple time successfully and they have ensured that the client is reached to the top with full safety. To know more about our guide, you can visit here.
Depending upon the steep hills, slopes and difficulties and high altitude of the trail one porter can carry 25 kilograms of weight.
Usually, we provide one porter for one client.
But, We will also provide porter according to the size of your group if needed.
In Nepal cultural wise, the tip is expected by the climbing guides and the porters. There no actual ratio for tipping, however some pay as summit bonus to the guides and porters. We do not have summit bonus facility so you could give tip according to your satisfaction with the guides and porters. Normally, the climbing guides get USD $200 while porter gets USD $100 each.
Yes, you need wind gear as you ascend in higher altitude the wind will blow strongly with dust and snow. You need the following items :
Larkya Peak is the beautiful peak with magnificent scenic mountain views such as Manaslu, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Langtang, Himalchuli, Ganesh Himal and Boudha Himal range. Larkya Peak is one of the technical challenging mountains has several technical sections and steep step ice climbing. Larkya Peak is in Manaslu region.
To climb Larkya peak, climbers need to have previous mountaineering experience with physically fit and good health.
We booked our Larkya Peak Climbing trip with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition. We are really glad to choose this company. We successfully accomplished Manaslu Circuit Trekking and Larkya Peak Climbing trip. Our Guide was very helpful, informative, self-motivated and hard worker and well-experienced. He was caring and made us feel safe during the whole trekking and climbing time. I am sure that we will be doing more trekking and climbing trips in Nepal with NGT again.
Highly recommend Nepal Guide Treks!!!! Best of Luck. Dave, Matt and Friends
We are a group of 6 people from Japan. We were planning to climb Larkey Peak from a long period of time. Finally, we made our decision to do the climb together with Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition. We must admit that it was one of the best treks and climb of Larkey Peak. We enjoyed every second during the whole trip.
Ang-Dawa – our guide and climbing expert was a true hero who leads us to the top of the summit. It was just awesome !!! We heartily recommend Nepal Guide Treks for budget travels and professional service. We know we will come back to do more trekking with Nepal Guide Treks and Expeditions in future. Many thanks once again for outstanding service.
Regards and Remembrance,
Hiroshi and group
We have recently completed our incredible Larkey Peak Climbing. The whole trekking was very inspiring as we passed through small villages with warm and friendly locals. Many thanks to the whole team of Nepal Guide Treks and Expeditions for organizing very safe and sound trekking. Our guide was Dendi Sherpa, he always made the right decisions for trekking and peak climbing, Without his guidance, we believe that it wouldn’t be impossible for us to reach the Larkey Peak summit.
We enjoyed great views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Langtang, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and other fascinating high peaks. We have a lot of pictures and memories from the peak summit. We recommend this company for those wanting to climb peaks or do trekking in Nepal. Many thanks to Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition for allowing us to reach the summit for an experience of a lifetime. We will be back to do some more peak climbing with NGTs in future.
Atila & Group
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