About Larkya Peak Climbing
Larkya peak is the newly opened trekking peak in 2002 A.D. This peak is very alluring, tempting and quite tricky to find the top of the summit. Situated in the western part of Nepal (Gorkha), this peak is well-known as the difficult and challenging climbing peak of Nepal at an elevation of 6219m. From the summit of Larkya peak, rewards the spellbinding panoramic view of towering mountains like Mount Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Annapurna range, Himlung, Ratna chuli and other neighboring peaks.
Larkya Peak Climbing is considered to be the ideal option for the ones who craves the excitement of a strenuous climb as this off beat trail traverses through several ethnic villages offering you the insight upon their history and heritage. It is the trail along the spiritual land of the diversified culture and captivating bio-diversity. The exceptional surrounding of the Manasluregion symbolizes authentic abundance of pristine natural beauty and biodiversity. Furthermore, Larkya la pass (5106m) is famous as world’s longest trekking pass which can be done without use of any climbing gears.
Climbing Larkya peak demands high level of stamina and good physical fitness. Technical climbing skills and use of climbing equipment is preferred for this challenging peak. So, sound physical condition and previous experience of peak climbing will be advantageous for achieving the summit of Larkya Peak.
Highlights of Larkya Peak Climbing
One of the best options for the ones who crave the excitement of a challenging climb and are preparing to do the 8000m climb in the near future
Larkya Peak climbing rewards the climbers surreal views of Annapurna & Dhaulagiri ranges, Langtang Himal range, Himalchuli, Ganesh Himal, Mount Manaslu and other towering snowy peaks
En route to Larkya Peak Climbing, we traverse the demanding Larkya La Pass (5106m) which offers the panoramic views of surrounding high peaks and blessed valleys.
Climbing Larkya peak requires good physique and sound health with certain mountaineering experience.
Manaslu valley, the Hidden Gem would appeal to anyone looking for a challenging trek in a remote region of Nepal visited by relatively few other trekkers.
Trekking trail of Larkya peak traverses through several ethnic villages offering you the insight upon their history and tradition.
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Flying to Kathmandu is in itself an exciting and memorable experience. On a clear day you will get a panoramic view of the snow-capped mountains. In the airport, after completing the visa formalities collect your luggage downstairs. As you exit the airport terminal, you will be met by our representative carrying your name on a signboard as well as our company signboard, Annapurna Foothills Treks & Expedition. You will be taken to your hotel in our vehicle, where you will be staying before commencing the trip.
The Managing Director of our company will be there to meet you in the hotel and provide more information about the expedition. Your dues must be cleared before we proceed on the trip. Afterward, you are free to relax or explore around the city. We will finalize paperwork-permit for your trip and make a final check of your equipment. In case you need additional trekking equipment, you will have a chance to buy it. Sightseeing tours of Kathmandu Valley are also an option.
Today, we will follow the BudhiGandaki river toward its headwaters and pass through the villages of Morder and Simre. After reaching the river, we ascend slowly towards Kyoropani.
The trail passes a number of small villages, tucked into the hillside until reaching a widening of the valley, opposite the BudhiGandaki. After the village of Lapbesi, you will descend into a wide sandy riverbed. The trail follows the base of the steep, craggy valley side and finishes with a long ascent to the village of MachhaKhola.
We pass through a forested area as we approach Dovan. From the trail, you will be able to see the huge rapids at BudhiGandaki - a hot-spot for avid rafters. As the elevation increases, the scenery undergoes a completly transforms from forests to alpine highlands.
After descending a long series of stone steps to the river, we climb through the terraced fields to Saguleri. This spot offers stunning views of Sringi Himal, 7187m. The trail crosses the river again at GataKhola where the path splits. We head to the Ganesh Himal and continue upstream passing through a steep gorge section with towering walls. We cross over the river and approach the village of Ngyak
We continue to follow the trail to the village of Deng where we will pass through a newly built rock tunnel. Ghap is a peaceful Tibetan village adorned with Mani stones and chortens.
After crossing the wooden bridge over BudhiGandaki, the trail passes through numerous cultivated fields dotted with tiny houses. We check in at the police checkpoint in the village of Namru. On our way to Lho, we get stunning views of Naike peak 6416m, Manaslu North, 7774m and Mount Manaslu, 8150m
After we leave Lho, we make a side excursion to the base of the Pungen Glacier for a fantastic view of Manaslu. The trail then follows the lateral moraine of Pungen Glacier toward the village called SamaGaon. We can walk up to the Sama Gompa monastery in the afternoon.
A day to relax or take leisurely walks in the area. We can walk up to the Sama Gompa monastery in the afternoon or take a short hike to the Manslu Base Camp.
Today, we follow the terraced BudhiGandaki River valley to the region’s most remote permanent settlement called Samdo. Here in this harsh terrain, is a village of about forty houses where some 200 villagers live. We will stay here tonight and enjoy the warm hospitality of the community.
Today, we descend along the Budhi Gandaki River and pass another trail of Tibet. We head left after reaching a large Mani wall and traverse along the dense forest area. The trail continues to climb along the dense forests area settlements along the river bank up to the Larke Phedi.
Today, we climb gently through the lateral moraines of the Larke Glaciers. From here, we descend to the four frozen lakes and then climbs up to the Larkya-La pass (5106m). We can see the beautiful prayer flags hanging with the magnificent views of Himlung (7126m), Annapurna II (7937m) and other mountains in the Annapurna Range.
Today, we begin our trek with a gradual ascend to reach High Camp. We walk on steep paths and narrow rocky channels which make the walk all the more difficult. On reaching high Camp, we can explore the area to acclimatize ourselves to the climate. Here, our climbing guide will guide you to use some of the climbing gears and equipment.
Early in the morning, we begin the climb to the summit of Larkya peak. Upon reaching the top of the Larkya peak, we will be rewarded by the stunning range of peaks in the Manaslu and Annapurna ranges. After enjoying the blissful moment for a while, we descend back to High Camp.
Today is the reserve day allocated for situations when the climb is not possible on the summit day. We will attempt to summit on this day if we fail to complete the climb on the programmed day.
Today, we climb along the lateral moraine and continue along the descending trail along the loose rocks. Enjoying the beautiful snow-capped mountains, we descend to the sandy village Bimthang.
After having an early breakfast, we climb up to the Bimthang glaciers and then quickly climb to the far moraine wall so that we can avoid the stone falls in this region. From here, we enter the beautiful dense forests of rhododendron and pine. We will continue along the riverside and then to the forests crossing Karche and then the Gurung Gho. Crossing a large suspension bridge we will reach Dharapani
Today, after having an early breakfast, a jeep will be there to drive us back to Kathmandu from Dharapani.
Our staff will pick you up at the hotel and transfer you to the airport.
We hope you enjoyed your journey with Annapurna Foothill Treks
- Transfer from Airport – Hotel – Airport: Car, Van, Hi-ace or Coaster in a private vehicle.
- Authentic Nepali welcome dinner with Live Nepalese Cultural Program.
- Accommodation in Kathmandu, 3 Nights on Twin share Bed and Breakfast Basis
- Accommodation during Trek ; Local Lodges/ Tea House 12 Nights (With twin-share rooms ,beds with comfortable foam mattress and pillows)
- Accommodation during Camping ; 4 Nights (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tang juice, fruit, tea and coffee)
- All standard meals(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking
- English speaking experienced Sherpa guide (Govt. Trained/License Holder).
- All Camping Equipment required during the trek, sleeping tents/mattresses, kitchen tent, kitchen equipment
- Climbing rope, Ice screws, Snow bar
- Trekking cook, kitchen staff and other support staff while on Larkya peak climbing
- One Sherpa guide-assistant if group size is more than 4 Trekkers.
- Porters: One porter for Two Trekker basis in all of our Climbing Trips
- Trek Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation.
- Personal insurance for Nepalese staff.
- Annapurna Foothill’s Duffle bag for Trekking.
- Annapurna Foothill's T-shirt
- Energy Supplies (Snickers, Mars, Bounty) and Fresh / Can Fruits on the Trek
- First aid medicine kit.
- Larkya Peak Climbing Permit
- Special Permit Fee, TIMS permits and all required permits or Official Documentation.
- Ground Transfers Kathmandu - Soti Khola by Sharing Jeep/ Bus (Upgrade to Private Jeep - $180 USD)
- Ground Transfers Dharapani – Besi Shar – Kathmandu by Sharing Jeep and Bus (Upgrade to Private Vehicle $ 300 USD)
- All government and local taxes.
- Larkya Peak climbing certificates issued from the respective body of Nepal Government.
- All required Personal and Group Climbing Equipments and Gears
Personal Climbing Gears includes:
- Mountaineering/Climbing Boots
- Ice Axe
- 2 x Screwgate Carabiners ( Lock and UnLock)
- Descender ( Figure 8, Belay Device)
- Ascender (Jumar)
- Prussic Loops
- 2 x Tape slings
- Your Personal Travel Insurance.
- Nepal Entry Visa Fee.
- Lunch & Dinner in cities - allow $ 10 to 14 for per meal in Tourist restaurants.
- Beverages (drinks, mineral water, boiled water and beer).
- Tips for guide, porters and driver (customary).
- Any personal expenses not mentioned in above services.
- Additional night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early return from Trek (due to any reason) than the planned itinerary.
|Start Date05 Apr, 2023||End Date24 Apr, 2023||Available||US$ 3000|
Guaranteed - We already have trekkers booked for those dates and you can join the group.
Available - The date is available to book and once you confirm your trip it will be guaranteed.
Limited - The departure date is filling fast and only limited seats are available to join.
Closed- The Trip cannot be booked on that specific date. Contact us for customized dates.
The departure dates are your arrival dates in Nepal.
We have set dates for departure to the Larkya Peak Climbing. So, pick your preferable date and let the adventure begin.
We have listed the price up to 08 trekkers at maximum. If you are more than 08 trekkers, then please feel free to contact us for amazing discounted group price and further booking process.
Private Trips to Larkya Peak is possible. Contact us to design your own private trips with you loved ones.
Solo Trips: Single trekkers are always welcome to join the trek. On your arrival at Kathmandu, you’ll have a single room in Kathmandu Hotel as per your requirement and have a single tent during camping
Larkya Peak Climbing Packing List:
“There's no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing.” Alfred Wainwright
Are you planning your dream trip to the Himalaya of Nepal? Make sure you have packed well for your hiking, trekking and climbing experiences in Nepal. The time period of your visit also determines your packing list. The best trekking seasons for beginning your Larkya Peak Climbing are spring and autumn. During these seasons, maximum flow of trekkers can be witnessed. Weather during spring (March – May) and autumn (September – November) are likely to be mild with clear blue sky and outstanding mountain views. But nights can get freezing cold at higher elevation. So, packing appropriate clothing, gear, and equipments for your Larkya Peak Expedition is a must for lifetime memorable trekking and climbing experience in Manaslu region of Nepal.
A strategically way of packing will be keeping in mind that your stuffs will be packed in two bags. One will be the daypack that you carry every day on your trek. Pack your daypack as light as possible by carrying only the essentials so that you can relish your moments in wilderness freely. Pack anything you may need each day during your hike in your daypack. Other bag will be your duffle bag which will be carried by your Porter from the very beginning of your trek till the end.
- Warm beanie hat
- Tubular Headwear (buff)
- Sun Hat or Cap (cap and buff all fit under your hood)
- Polarized Sunglasses with UV protection
- Headlamp (Black Diamond / Petzl) with spare batteries
- Sunscreen with factor 50+
- Upper Body (Core body):
- 3 Light and trekking weight thermal tops
- 3 T-shirts or cool-max trekking shirts
- 1 Fleece Jacket or pull over (Merino, soft shell)
- 1 Waterproof shell jacket with hood (lightweight, breathable)
- 1 Down Jacket
- 2 Thermal base layers (merino or polartec power dry)
- 2 Pairs trekking pants, preferably that zip on/off at the knees so they double as shorts.
- 1 Heavy weight hiking trousers (wind proof soft shell for warmth at higher altitude)
- 1 Waterproof/ Rain pants
- 2 Light Hiking shorts
- 2 Fleece Pants
- 4 Under wears (merino)
- 1 Lightweight gloves or liner gloves
- 1 Pair shell gloves (Gore-Tex)
- 1 Waterproof outer glove
- 3 Warm Trekking socks (smart wool)
- 3 Pairs of liner socks
- 2 Pairs of thick/ warm socks
- 2 Thick wool socks to wear at night in lodges
- Trekking Boots (waterproof, ankle support with rigid sole)
- Lightweight Rubber Shoes / Trainers / Trail Runner to wear at the Tea Houses
- 1 Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches) 40 - 50 Liters
- 2 Water bottle or camel bag, 1-liter (one with an insulated cover is recommended)
- Large duffle bag (and a lock as the porters will carry this)
- A pair of adjustable Trekking Pole
- Camera with extra battery
- Sleeping bag (- 15 C depending upon trips)
- Sleeping Bag liner
- Ear Plugs
- Portable Solar Charger
- Smart Trekking Watch
Personal First Aid Kit:
Please do note that our trekking guides will be too carrying the first aid kit with them especially for the guests and the entire team as a whole. Still, we suggest the following items to be carried with you while trekking in the Himalaya of Nepal.
- Personal Medication
- Diarrhea Stopper (e.g. Imodium)
- Paracetamol Tablets
- Small Swiss Army knife (which has knife, scissors and tweezers)
- Diamox for altitude (consult your doctor about this)
- Water Purification tablets or drops
- Blister kit / Zinc Tape
- Hand Sanitizer
- Dressing Gauze
- Antibiotic Cream