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Larke Peak Climbing 20 Days

USD $2000/Person
Trip Code : TTHLPC-11
Accomodation : Tea house/Lodge-Camping
Duration : 20  Days
Grading : Moderate Difficult grading info
Max Altitude : 6249
Activity : Peak climbing
Starts at : Kathmandu
End at : Kathmandu/Pokhara
Trip Route : Kathmandu-Sotikhola-Machha Khola-Jagat-Deng-Namrung-Lho-Samagaun-Samdo-Dharmasala-Larkya Peak-Bimthang-Tilije-Dharapani-Beshisahar-Kathmandu/Pokhara
Best Season : March-May/Sept-December

Overview

If you are wondering to make ultimate trekking and climbing experience in Himalayan, Larkya Peak Climbing in Nepal is one of the best choices that meet with your desire. The Larkya Peak Climbing (6,249m / 20,502ft) is specially design for enthusiastic and energetic trekkers. As it lies in Manaslu region, it has its own natural jaw-dropping beauty. Manaslu region has been able to preserve its uniqueness beauty because few number of trekkers has accessed to this region. Since it is a restricted area, a government licensed guide and trekking permits are mandatory.

Climbing ​Larkya peak was opened in 2002 by the Nepal government for the climbers. The journey to Larkya peak is a delightful adventure where local Tibetan origin-Buddhist people welcomes travelers with their culture. During this peak climbing, a scenic view of Manaslu (8156 meter), Himalchuli (7893 meter), Shring Himal (7177 meter), Buddha Himal (7422 meter) Ganesh Himal (7422 meter) will fascinate travelers. The climbing is moderate difficult and requires full equipment techniques with professional guide but the view from top of the Larkya Peak will make you forget all the difficulties of the trek.

TRIP HIGHTLIGHTS

  • Beautiful Monasteries high altitude lakes, glaciers sustaining views of mountains.
  • Unspoiled and non-commercialized trekking route.
  • Meeting the Annapurna Circuit Trail and the view of mountains in the Annapurna range
  • Trekking over the glacial trails, camping in an absolute wilderness.
  • Fascinating cultural experience of the remote mountains.
  • Climbing fascinating Larkya Peak (6249 meter)
  • Climbing Larkya Peak with special permit
  • Cultural Sightseeing Tour of Kathmandu
  • Peaceful Yet Adventurous Walk All Throughout the Trip

Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome at Kathmandu Airport


  • Welcome you and transfer to the hotel.
  • Hotel check out
  • Take a rest and relax
  • Welcome dinner in the evening
  • Stay overnight in the hotel at Kathmandu.

Day 2: A full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu, the capital valley


  • Early morning breakfast.
  • Half day world heritage cultural tour.
  • Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as; Hanuman, Dhoka Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Swoyambhunath, Boudhanath Stupa and so on.
  • A brief explanation of the further trek. (Afternoon trek briefing and trek gear distribution.)
  • Putting all the essential things in the bag.
  • Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 3: Drive Kathmandu to Soti Khola-6050mtr, 6/7hours


  • Hotel breakfast and check out
  • Pick up by our team and transfer to the bus park or by private jeep.
  • A scenic bus/jeep ride takes us to Sotikhola the starting point of the Manaslu Region.
  • Soti khola  hotel check in
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.
Traveler’s note: Soti is a small  town and popular for marketing of local people from Northern part. of Gorkha District, Most of the people are Buddhist and  Hindu and it is situated in Bank of Bhudhi Gandaki River which is started from Tsum valley and Larke pass.

Day 4: Soti Khola to Maccha Khola (870m/2,952ft) 5-6 hours.


  • Hotel breakfast and check out
  • From here the road takes us to Machhakhola
  • Dinner and overnight stay at Machhakhola
Traveler’s note: Majority of the way is by bank of the BudhiGandaki river and .You can expect waterfall, monkey watching, rice field, green forest and if the weather permits us we can see our first views of the Ganesh Himal, look out on the road, there is a high chance to see waterfalls as well  corssing  sevral local  sattelments.  

Day 5: Maccha Khola to Jagat (2340m/ 7676ft) 6-7 hours


  • Breakfast and departure
  • Today the Ganesh Himal is in clear view
  • We pass some waterfalls, stone paved ways and a mani wall
  • Arrival in Jagat
  • Dinner and overnight stay in Jagat
Traveler’s note: Amazing views of the Ganesh and Shingri Himal await us today, from Jagat the previous restricted trekking area will start along with our adventure!

    Day 6: Jagat trek to Deng (1860 m)


    • Breakfast and departure
    • We start the trail by heading gently uphill
    • Followed by a flat leveled plateau we continue until reaching the river crossing
    • Cross the suspension bridge over the Bhudi Gandaki and enter Philim village
    • Climbing uphill further until reaching Ekle Bhatti
    • Again Cross the suspension bridge and  get reach to Deng
    • Dinner and overnight stay at Deng
    Traveler’s note:   Today our destination  is Deng.  where  You can try local food with good test . On proceeding further you cross the Siyar Khola bridge and reach a junction where the trail separates to Tsum valley on your right. Like this we walk and reach Deng and we will spend over night there.

    Day 7: Deng trek to Namrung (2,630m)


    • Breakfast and departure
    • Starting by heading down to the riverside
    • After crossing the bridge an upwards climb takes us to Ranagoan
    • From here we trek further to Bihi Phedi
    • The trail splits in to two and we take the right side trail to Ghap
    • After passing through Ghap village we climb up to Namrung
    • Dinner and overnight stay at Namrung village
    Traveler’s note: Today we get clear views of the Ganesh, Shingri and Kutang Himal.

    Day 8: Namrung trek to Lho (3,180m) 4 Hours walking.


    • Breakfast and departure
    • Permit check post and start the trail towards Lho
    • Following the path through Lihi Gaon
    • Continue downwards to Sho Goan
    • It’s not long before we reach the village of Lho
    •  Lunch ,Dinner and overnight stay in Lho village.
    Traveler’s note: The eight highest mountain the world, Mt Manaslu comes in sight today! Today is the first day to see Manaslu and specially the real exciting view of Larke gonna start from today. and also  we  gonna  see most of the locals clad in traditional Tibetan dress while walking in the way to Lho. from this day we will move towards the high quite altitude, So  it is  recommended  to walk  walk slowly and check your body signs by bring carful.  

    Day 9: Lho Trek to Samagau (Ryo) (3520 m) 4 hrs walking.


    • Breakfast and departure
    • Today is a short trek as we head gradualy up towards Sama (Ryo)
    • Stopping in Shyala to take in the amazing 360 degree Himalayan view
    • We head further until reaching Sama (Ryo)
    • Dinner and overnight stay in Sama (Ryo) Village
    Traveler’s note: Sama is localy more known as Samagaon, gaon meaning village. Today incredible views await of the,  Manaslu, Himal Chuli, Nadi Peak, Naike Peak, Kutang Himal and the Pangbuche Himal. Shyala is the first town we gonna have today which is one of the best view point of this region to see 360 degree only mountain from town.

    Day 10: Sama (Ryo) Acclimatization day


    • Breakfast
    • A well-deserved acclimatization day is planned today
    • After breakfast we can take a hike to get more used to the high altitude
      • Option 1: hike around Birendra Lake and Manaslu Base Camp
      • Option 2: hike up to the Pungen Gumpa
    • Dinner and overnight stay in Sama (Ryo)
    Traveler’s note: Samagaun is a village development committee in Gorkha District in the Gandaki Zone of northern-central Nepal. At the time of the 1991 Nepal census it had a population of 665 and had 179 houses in the village. Today is an acclimatization day, we can hike around Birendra lake/Manaslu Base camp or Pungen Gumpa etc. discuss with guide which one gonna be best one according your fitness and desire.

    Day 11: Samagau-Trek to Samdo (12,713 feet / 3,875 m) 3/4hrs walking.


    • Breakfast and departure
    • It’s a relatively short trek today up to Samdo
    • Due to the high elevation we take it slowly while climbing upwards
    • By lunch time we reach Samdo village
    • In the afternoon we can rest or take a hike up to Samdo Peak
    • Dinner and overnight stay at Samdo
    Traveler’s note: the views of Mt Manaslu from Samdo Peak are just incredible is you have the stamina it is worth hiking up there. Samdo is a well-known Tibetan refugee camp. After spending a hole day and 2 night on samagau we start our treks towards the samdo  or close to hiking options . samdo has excellent views of Manaslu along with other Himalayan ranges including Simrang, Hiunchuli, Ngadi, Larkye Peak, Cheo, and possibly Kang Guru behind the pass. Here we can many kinds of  beautiful mountain birds like the Lophophorus (the national bird of Nepal), .we can see yak, houres,  mountain mouse, bluesheep etc.

    Day 12: Samdo to Dharamsala (14,633 feet / 4,460 m) 4/5hrs walking.


    • Breakfast and departure
    • Today we head to the foot of the Larya La, Dharmasala
    • The trail leads us slowly upwards until reaching our overnight stop
    • Dinner and overnight stay in Dharmasala
    Traveler’s note: tomorrow we face our first pass the Larkya La at 5,160 meter, better take a good night rest and prepare your camera batteries. Did you know that Dharmasala is also known as Larkya Phedi ? After  breakfast, today we move through the samdo to Dharamsala you will pass a seasonal Tibetan market called Larke Bazaar beside to the Budi Gandaki Rive.  you'll see many traditional monasteries. While walking towards the dharamsala . we will do shorter hike leaves time for acclimatization and relaxing in the afternoon in dharmsala.

    Day 13: Dharmasala to Larkya Peak Base Camp 5135m


    • Morning breakfast.
    • Start climbling by following our guides who will lead on the peak
    •  Overnight at the Larkya peak II by camping

    Day 14: Larkya Peak Base Camp to High Camp


    • Morning breakfast.
    • Continue climb towards High Camp
    • Continue our trail by climbing up the hill in the narrow slop and our trek enters a steep rock channel.
    • Overnight at  High Camp

    Day 15: High Camp to Larkya peak (6249 meter)


    • Morning breakfast.
    • Continue climb towards Larkya peak summit.
    • Continue our trail by climbing up the hill in the narrow slop and our trek enters a steep rock channel.
    • The way is quite challenging today even though the scenic surrounding compensates it.
    • Climb rock gully, you will find several short rock steps to climb where you need to follows a ridgeline, which leads you to an exhilarating summit glacier.
    • If you feel, you need a rope then your guide will fix it to make your trail safe.
    • Reach the summit with your guide and enjoy the summit.
    • You will be amazed to find yourself on the summit of Island peak and view splendid mountains view from the peak.
    • Explore and enjoy the summit views and capturing the images.
    • Descend to the High Camp
    • Enjoy and celebrate our successful Larkya Peak climbing. 
    • Overnight by camping

    Day 16: High Camp to Larkya peak Base Camp


    • Morning breakfast.
    • Continue trek towards Larkya peak Base Camp
    • Continue easy trail as we descend to the lower altitudes.
    • Overnight at Larkya peak Base Camp. 

    Day 17: Larkya peak Base Camp to Bhimtang


    • Morning breakfast.
    • Continue trek and retrace our steps down to Bhimtang
    • Cross the beautiful rhododendron and juniper trees.
    • Encounter the wildlife such as mountain goats, colorful pheasants, snow leopards, and many more.
    • Finally, reach to Bhimtang
    • Overnight in Bhimtang Tea house

    Day 18: Bimthang to Tilije ( 2,300 m/7,546 feet ) 5/5hrs. walking


    • Breakfast and departure
    • We hike downhill for the most part of the day
    • After a good 4 hours we reach the village of Ghoa
    • From here we continue downwards to Tilje
    • Dinner and overnight stay in Tilje village
    Traveler’s note: waking up early today allows for an amazing sunrise view from the teahouse. After  passing the top peek of  the world  we are in the bimthang by having and we are starting our next journey towards the tilije .tilije is the beautiful village with beautiful people of there local culture  . In tilije we can have  good hotels and we can find free wi-fie after crossing the mountain.

    Day 19: (Tilije trek to Dharapani and drive to Besisahar by jeep. 6/7 hours.


    • Breakfast and departure
    • Following the trail  down to Dharapani.
    • The path leads us through pine forests and several small villages
    • Lunch in Dharapani arrange jeep  to Besisahar.
    • After Lunch Drive to Besisahar.
    Traveler’s note:  This  is our last day of massive  Manaslu circuit trek,  after arrive Besisahar by 4 hours driving,  get into the  town, good food and drinks  then  plan for the further days.

    Day 20: Drive to Kathmandu or Pokhara by Tourist Bus 5/6 hrs. driving.


    • Breakfast and departure
    • Drive to your destination:
    Traveler’s note: Guide  and porters will drive back to kathmandu, if  our clients would have time  we recommend them  to spend few nights in Pokhara,  which is a beautiful touristic town of Nepal.  so we transfer to pokhara or if no time then together drive back to kathamndu.

    What's included

    • Airport pick up and drop off by Car, jeep, Hi-ace or Bus. Depends on the number of arrives.
    • Complimentary welcome or farewell dinner according to the suitability of our client’s time.
    • Beginning two nights stay on arrival in Kathmandu in tourist standard hotel with breakfast included (twin share basis)
    • Kathmandu to Soti khola (trekking starting point) transfer by Bus, and way back from Soti khola to Kathmandu
    • All necessary trekking and restricted area permit & fees, (Entry Permit, Manaslu conservation area permit, Manaslu Restricted area special permit and TIMs cards).
    • OPTIONAL: Three meals a day during the trek (If of required, we provide meal during the trekking)
    • OPTIONAL: All accommodation during trek (If of required we arrange all accommodation)
    • An experienced, English-speaking, government-licensed, first aid trained, Manaslu special trekking guide and assistant guide (5 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
    • An expert Manaslu local porter (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
    • Duffel bag, (to be returned after trip completion), complementary trekking maps. If needed down jacket and sleeping bag will be provided in rent.
    • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, transport, food and accommodation.
    • Rescue arrangements if necessary.
    • Basic First-aid kit (carried by your trekking guide)
    • All government and local taxes for Trekking, Agency service charge and government tax/vat.
    • Achievement Certificate

    What's not included

    • International airfare and Nepal visa fee.
    • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
    • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than in the scheduled itinerary
    • Meal and accommodations in mountain. (can be arranged by company as per the package agreement )
    • Personal insurance which covers medical, emergency evacuation, loss or theft of property.
    • Personal gears and equipment.
    • Personal expenses such as laundry, hot showers, battery charging, Wifi, etc
    • Entry fees and costs in sightseeing (temples, monasteries, etc)
    • Tips and gratitude provided to guide and porter.

    Good to Know

    • Unspoiled and non-commercialized trekking route.
    • Of the beaten paths and an amazing experience.
    • Lots of flora and fauna
    • Beautiful Monasteries high altitude lakes, glaciers sustaining views of mountains.
    • Iconic villages such as, Mu Gompa, Lho, Samagaun, Bhimthang, etc.
    • Beautiful peak Larkya La (6,249 meter)
    • Fusion of Unique Nepali and Tibetan culture in the local area.
    • Amazing magnificent Himalayan views of Manaslu (8156 meter), Himalchuli (7893 meter), Shring Himal (7177 meter), Buddha Himal (7422 meter) Ganesh Himal (7422 meter)

    FAQ

    Who can climb a peak?
    Physically fit person can attempt. There are no any limitation or obligation to climb a peak
    I have never climbed before. Can I go for peak climbing?
    Yes if you are physically fit, you can climb a peak.
    Do I need climbing permit?
    Climbing permit are mandatory during the peak climbing. It is the permission to enter into restricted area.
    Who will lead me during climbing?
    Manaslu trek is restricted area trek where you need a special permit from Nepal government immigration department. Climbing expert and porters are very important during your Manaslu expedition. Climbing expert knows the different trekking trails. Not only that Climbing expert explains about community and cultures their lifestyles. The Climbing expert will book your accommodation and everything in advance even during high season. You will have good communication with local people with Climbing expert. Before climbing mountain you will be trained and during climbing period Climbing expert will take a lead on you.
    Which is the best season for peak climbing?
    During the pre-monsoon and post monsoon will be the best season to trek. The months of pre-monsoon are March, April, July and post monsoon are September, October, November. In December, January, February the weather might get a little bit colder and in June, July, August rain might cause a problem. If the travelers want to avoid the crowd and enjoy the trip privately then our guides can assist through the alternative trials.
    Do I need to join in a climbing group?
    Joining a group is not mandatory but climbing solo will be unsafe for you so we prefer you to hire a guide and porter, who can guide you in the mountain.
    What will be the food and accommodation?
    We’ll be serving traditional trekking food such as dal bhat (the Nepali national dish of rice, dal and vegetables), pasta, soups, potatoes, bread, fruits, eggs. We’ll try where possible to use fresh local goods. We’ll serve portions big enough to match your calorific needs. If you have special dietary requirements, please let us know. For the overnight stay we prefer tea house and camping.
    How much time is generally required for trekking peak?
    Generally, time for summit depends upon the peak elevation and weather condition of the mountain.
    How difficult are the trekking peaks?
    Trekking peaks is a difficult task. Climbers risk their life and summit the mountain, during the period of climbing the mountain there are chances of being sick, weather condition may be challenging, the route may be challenging, adjusting in food and so on.
    Is there any age limit for trekking Peaks Climbing?
    The climber should be minimum 16 years but there is no any age limit for peak climbing in Nepal
    What are the sources of drinking water supply during Peak Climbing?
    Bottled filter water are available in the trekking trial and in the camp kitchen hot boiled water are available. Bottled filter water are carried during the peak climbing.
    Where do we eat our meals?
    During the stay in tea house, tea house will serve you with the menu and during camping, representative from our company will serve you.
    What problems can arise on altitude?

    Altitude sickness is also known as mountain sickness. Mountain sickness is the main problem for any mountain climbers or trekkers. Sometime trekkers might have altitude sickness during Larke Peak Climbing. There are different types of sickness like-

    • AMS – Acute Mountain sickness – AMS is a very common sickness like a hangover, dizziness, muscle ache, nausea, headache vomiting etc
    • HAPE – High Altitude Pulmonary Edema – HAPE direct impact on lungs it’s fluid in the lungs which are dangerous for breathing.
    • HACE- High Altitude Cerebral Edema – HACE it’s the different form of altitude sickness its fluid in the brains

    Thus, HAPE and HACE are the main dangerous and life-threatening form of mountain sickness. Patient has to treat on time if not treated on time if late they may die. Whereas AMS is normal mountain sickness then HACE and  HAPE.

    What are the tips for avoiding altitude sickness?

    There are some tips to which our company would like to guide for the travelers to avoid altitude sickness; such as:

    • Avoiding the drinks which contains the caffeine added, smoking and alcohol
    • Travel slowly concerning your health
    • Drinking more amount of water i.e. minimum 3-4 liters per day
    • Being familiarized with the environment and having a healthy foods and beverage
    • Continuing with Diamox if needed, it is carried for the backup
    • We prefer Garlic soups to sustain the environment
    Do I need travel insurance?
    Yes, The travelers should have the international insurance which should cover the emergency evacuation, medical conditions and accidental cases. In case of insurance the travelers are need to pay here in Nepal first and then claim to their insurance company later.
    Is there communication facilities on the mountain?
    For the communication, mobile phones are used all over the Nepal and the facility of internet are available in the mobile phones and tea houses as well.