Larkya Peak (6,249m) Climbing

Larkya Peak ClimbingLarkya peak is situated in the Manaslu Himal range in the western part of Nepal in Gorkha district at an elevation of 6,249m. Larkya peak is very attractive tricky and hard to fine top to bottom with the wonderful panoramic view point to admire the lofty mountain top like Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Annapurna, Buddha Himal and Himalchuli, the trail continue northward passing through many villages of Tibetan origin. Larkya peak is rarely climbed peak till now.There is often confusion however about which peak it is and groups are often lead up a steep line to a subsidiary peak known as Sano (small) Larkya (5,807 m). Base camp is close to the Larkya La, a pass of 5,135 m. Sano Larkya Peak can be climbed in a long day from this base camp.  However, to climb Thulo (big) Larkya (6,249 m), a high camp is needed. The Climbing route of the trekking peak is Gorkha-Dharache dada - Samagoun-BC, Summit Larkya peak and exit at Besisahar. There are 3 different caravan for this peak climbing; either from Arughat, or Barpak-Laprak or Dharache dada. Larkya Peak's caravan from Barpak-Laprak and Dharache dada is better for the well acclimatization with a panormic views of Annapurna range, Langtang Himal ranges, Himalchuli, Boudha Himal, Sringi Himal and many more mountain with the bio-diversity of culture and tradition enroute. Basically, one can experience the lift time oberservation of Gurung community. The trail continues northward passing through many villages of the Tibetan origin. 

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Name of Peak Climbing : 

Larkya Peak Climbing

Elevation: 

6,249m (19,713ft)

Location: 

Manaslu Himal, Nepal

Range: 

Manaslu Himal

Co-ordinate: 

28°13′01″N 80°43′01″E

Easiest Route: 

Snow/Glacier/Ice Climb

Season : 

Spring & Autumn

Transportation : 

Land Transportation

Duration : 

22 Days

Entry Point: 

Gorkha

Exit Point: 

Besisahar

Walking hours per day: 

5 to 7 hours

Group Size: 

6- 12 Persons

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel. And welcome dinner in the evening. You'll be met at the airport by a representative from the Manaslu Tours. Our representative will transfer to Hotel and will have welcome drink in the evening at the traditional Nepalese cuisine.

Day 02: Visit Kathmandu valley:

  • SWAYAMBHUNATH, also known as the monkey temple, is climbed by a long set of steps and has great views of Kathmandu.
  • BOUDHANATH STUPA has many traditional Gompas hung with strings of multi-coloured prayer flags; it attracts many Sherpas and Tibetans for the circumambulations of the stupa (koras)
  • PASHUPATINATH is a Hindu temple with burning Ghats on the banks of the Bagmati River.
  • DURBAR SQUARE, which is one of the old capitals of the Kathmandu valley, has a blend of Hindu and Buddhist temple.

Checking of climbing equipment for Larkya Peak climbing and briefing in the evening about the Larkya Peak expedition

Day 03: By Bus: Kathmandu to Gorkha (1135m/140km).
After a breakfast, drive to Gorkha Bazar, which is of 5 hours’ drive. Enroute, one can observe beautiful landscapes, various streams and following the bank of Darundi Khola. In the evening excursion to Gorkha Durbar at the top of hill, from where you will good mountain panaromic and sunset views.

Day 04: By Jeep: Gorkha to Ranglung Khola (915m). Trek to Barpak (1950m)
Have a big breakfast this morning; you drive to Ranglung Khola along the Darundi Khola (River). Then, we head to Barpak with steep, long climb up to the wonderful village of Barpak, situated perfectly on a green ridge overlooking the misty valley below. The villagers often organize "cultural shows", the proceeds of which go to improving the village, so we might be treated to one in the early evening. We are towered over by Bouddha Himal, a high, snow-capped peak which makes for wonderful sunrise and sunset photos.

Day 05: Barpark to Laprak (2150m).
Another early start and a picturesque climb, with Bouddha Himal providing a spectacular back-drop to the sprawling, scenic Barpak as we ascend the narrow ridge; we take the small, stone trail to the right of the main trail after an hour or so, and a total of three hours later, we reach the ridge, officially a pass, Gupsi Dada (2950m) which separates Laprak and Barpak, and are rewarded with panoramic mountain views along with herds of sheep grazing on the grassy hillsides from the peak. Bouddha Himal, Sringi Himal, Ganesh Himal and the Langtang range all span the horizon; a truly breath-taking view. The rhododendrons are blooming brilliantly in sprint season, in many hues of pink and red, around us, providing great photographs with the snow-peaks in back. Another steep down of an hour or two of trekking brings us down to another large Gurung village, Laprak. Again, we have the afternoon free to explore the village; take a walk down the hill and a look into some of the houses, all with symbolic murals on the mud-brick walls.

Day 06: Laprak to Khorlabeshi (975m).
We descend through Laprak's maze of village paths and then to the river. After crossing a suspension bridge, we climb equally steeply back up, past terraced fields of pink sorghum and rice. We contour around several hillsides on a narrow trail, barely visible at times, up to a small chorten just below the village of Singla. From here, the going is easy, and we enjoy the views of Kutang Himal and Sringi Himal to the north as we walk down through more terraced fields and papaya trees, through the Gurung village of Khorla, and then down along a narrow, winding trail to Khorlebeshi on the Budhi Gandaki River. Take care as the rocky steps just before the long suspension bridge to Khorlabeshi are treacherous. Look out for the local women weaving straw mats in the village. We will probably get a visit in the evening from this village's cultural ambassadors, and perhaps have another show.

Day 07: Khorlabeshi to Jagat (1370m).
A five hour day today, starting with an hour of walking along the river, by tobacco and buckwheat fields, past rocks washed smooth by the river, often climbing up stone steps, to reach the hot springs in the center of the small, terraced village of Tatopani, where can enjoy for a time to soak our grungy bodies in the gushing hot water, and then perhaps go for a swim in the icy river below, drying off on the wonderful river-side beach. A gentle climb through the woods past with a spectacular waterfalls, across an old, wooden suspension bridge and through a short section of forest path and we reach Dobhan. Above Dobhan, the Budhi Gandaki River descends in an impressive series of steep rapids. Here, our trail climbs high above the river to descend through the river calms. We cross the river on a long, new suspension bridge and climb high on stone steps before coming into our camp below Jagat, the entrance to the Manaslu Conservation National Park. It is worth wandering around this beautiful, paved village, where proud villagers have recorded how much they contributed to these paving schemes.

Day 08: Jagat to Deng (1865m).
After descending a long series of stone steps back down to the river from Jagat, we climb on wonderful stone steps along a terraced hill-side to the small hamlet of Saguleri, from where we can see the impressive view of Sringi Himal 7,187 meters high. We pass through the charming, paved village of Sirdibas. We Cross the river again on a long, high suspension bridge at Ghata Khola, the path splits, with the right-hand branch heading off towards the Ganesh Himal. Our route continues upstream, and again we have a steep climb to reach Philim. We cross the river first at a narrow section of the gorge on a new suspension bridge, ascend gradually along a wide hillside through an open forest, and then cross the river two more times in the next two hours on small, very badly maintained bridges, Nepali style. The first bridge sits at the intersection to Tsum valley, a remote valley leading to Tibet.  After trekking through dense woods for over an hour, we pass the cold campsite of Pewa on the river, and after another hour we leave the gorge and climb briefly to the small village of Deng. Deng is the start of the lower Nubri region called Kutang, where the people are ethnically Tibetan but speak a different dialect than the people of upper Nubri where the people are pure Tibetans. We have views of Lumbo Himal to the rear, as well as Lapuchen and Dwijen Himals. It's worth a visit to the upper floor of their house above us, perhaps for a glass of local "chang", or Tibetan beer and for a chat around the hearth.

Day 09: Deng to Ghap (2165m).
We switch back steeply up to the small, poor village of Lana, where the women usually have their looms out. After climbing through lovely woods of pine and crossing a small bridge, we reach Bihi Phedi, where there is a good shop and views of Kutang Himal, and start to see mani stones (prayers etched onto wayside rocks, particularly mani stones with pictures of gods and goddesses), a sure sign that we are entering another of the tiny Tibetan footholds that mark the high Himalayan places. We have three or four hours of trekking ahead of us, twice crossing the large Bhudi Gandaki River and twice over smaller tributary streams, staying mostly high with many ascents and descents as we walk through the gorge, all the time enjoying spectacular views. Eventually we reach Ghap, where we set up camp for the night at the house of some wonderful villagers.

Day 10: Ghap to Lho (3180m).
Today is a wonderful trekking day; soon after leaving Ghap, we ascend for an hour through a dense, cool forest, crossing the Bhudi Gandaki River once on a wooden bridge, climb on smooth, stone steps and eventually arrive at Namrung, at 2540 meters at the Tibetan-run lodge. As we gain altitude, we reach alpine territory and are treated to increasingly broad mountain views. Namrung village is the start of Nubri, the region of purely Tibetan inhabitants speaking a dialect of western Tibet. A few hours later, we reach the village of Lihi at 2840 meters, a substantial altitude gain. Lihi houses an old gompa, and is spread along the trail with its billowing fields of barley, guarded by "bear watches". We are climb gently now; soon we cross a large stream flowing down from the Lidanda Glaciers and reach the picturesque Tibetan village of Sho at 3000m, where we stop for lunch. After an hour we reach at Lho, where we are treated to breath-taking views of Manaslu itself. We set up camp in Lho, Sunset and sunrise from the campsite are wonderful, and the small Gompa.

Day 11: Lho to Sama Gaon (3525m).
Walking through the upper reaches of Lho, with the snowy peaks of Manaslu ahead of us in the distance, we pass the new gompa and then ascend through light forests next to a small river to reach the high, idyllic Tibetan settlement of Shayla; where the villagers are often out in the fields. Another few hours of trekking through classic alpine scenery leads us past Tibet grazing settlements, the trail to Pung Gyan Gompa off to the left, and eventually past checkered fields of barley and potato to Sama Gaon. Sama The people settled here from Tibet over 500 years ago. The Tibetan villages in this region of Manalsu have distinctive entrance gates (manes), and they maintain an active trade with their co-religionists in Tibet over several high passes nearby. If the weather is good, you will see the village women weaving wool from Tibet into gowns - which are then traded back to Tibet. Take the afternoon to hike up to the old gompa settlement above town, and to wander the streets of the fascinating Sama Gaon village.

Day 12: Acclimatization day in Sama Gaon

  • Hike to Birendra Lake and Manaslu Base Camp (2-3 hours walking)

Day 13: Samagaon to Samdo (3800m)
Another day of incredible mountain views, past craggy woods of Himalayan Birch, during the walk up to Samdo, an easy three hours away. En route we pass the long mani walls at Kermo Kharka, after which we spot the entrance chorten of Samdo high on a bluff. We descend back to the Bhudi Gandaki and cross a small bridge before another short climb to the "kane" entrance of Samdo. There is a small home gompa in a house mid-village which we can visit during our last village, a puja being held by several of the reincarnated lamas living in the Samdo. We're at the high and the wind can be chilling in the evenings, so tuck into the little tea-house next door to our campsite for a cup of salt-butter tea to warm you up!

Day 14: Samdo to Dharamshala (Larkya Phedi) (4460m).
We leave Samdo on the old trade route towards Tibet, cross a bridge, and climb through the ruins of Larkya bazaar, one of the trade markets that flourished years back. After about three hours of climbing past glaciers, with increasingly awe-inspiring panoramas, we come to the campsite at Dharamsala, the high camp for the Larkya La pass,  where we have lunch and gaze out at the views. You'll really feel the altitude and the cold here, so enjoy a more leisurely afternoon and keep warm. We'll have an early dinner in preparation for our pass crossing tomorrow.

Day 15: Dharamshala to Larkya Base Camp Pass (5,170m).

Day 16: Base Camp to High camp (5,650m)

Day 17: Summit Larkya peak (6,249m). Trek to Bhimtang (3700m)

Day 18: Bhimtang to Dharapani (1943m).
A chilly but beautiful morning, as the sun hits the peaks around us long before the campsite. After leaving the grazing fields of Bhimtang, we cross a boulder-strewn river and head down through open forests of brilliantly blooming rhododendron, past the Kharka below Bhimtang. We'll lunch at a small tea-house, and then continue along the rocky river-bed and sliding hill-sides to several small, green villages, a sign that we've reached lower altitudes.  Eventually, after a somewhat long but very scenic day, we reach the large village of Tilje village which are a mix of Manangis (of Tibetan descent) and Chettris (Hindus), so have a unique architecture and culture, and eat mix foods - Dal Bhat, buckwheat dhiro, tsampa and Tibetan salt-tea.

Day 19: Dharapani to Shree Chaur (1000m).
Today the trail runs gently downstream of the river passing the village of Chamje and Himal pani We will have overnight stay at Syange.

Day 20: By Jeep: Shree Chaur to Besisahar.
Drive back to Kathmandu. After a breakfast, take a Jeep to Besisahar. You will be in Besisahar by 11:00 AM and take a Lunch. After a lunch, return back to Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 21: Free day in Kathmandu for shopping and other activities

Day 22: Transfer to Tribhuwan International airport for departure

Larkya Peak Climbing Fixed Departure 2018

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28 March 2018 to 18 April 2018 USD 2,725.00 Per person  Available Book Now
16 April 2018 to 7 May 2018 USD 2,725.00 Per person  Available Book Now
27 September 2018 to 18 October 2018 USD 2,755.00 Per person  Available Book Now
25 October 2018 to 15 November 2018  USD 2,755.00 Per person  Available Book Now
2 November 2018 to 24 November 2018 USD 2,755.00 Per person  Available Book Now

Above mentioned Trip dates are the fixed departure date for Larkya Peak 2018. The cost mentioned in the tables are the cost from 6 to 12 peoples in a group. This trip can only be organized for minimum of two people upon your request. A group booking of 10 or more people is subjected to a maximum discount with the availability of free trip to one person. If your group is much larger please contact us to discuss about the price. 

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Service Includes:

  • Completely lodge trek and camping trek during the climbing perids with full board i.e. breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Manaslu Conservation Area project (MCAP) & Annapurna Conservation Area project (ACAP) entrance fees
  • Special permit of Manaslu
  • Peak climbing permit of Larkya Peak
  • Climbing equipment & allowance for a climbing Guide
  • Climbing equipment: Ropes (Main & dynamic), Ice screw, Rock  piton, snow shovel and Snow bar
  • High altitude Tents, High altitude food and Cooking pot and gas stove.
  • All necessary private transportations
  • Airport pick up/drops on private vehicles
  • First aid kits
  • All government taxes and official charges.
  • Full day Kathmandu valley Guided city tour
  • 4 nights Hotel accomodation in Kathmandu on BB plan (Bed & Breakfast) 
  • English Speaking Mountain Guide, Assistant Guide, Cook, assistant cook and Porters
  • Accidental and medical Insurance of Nepalese staffs

Service Exclude: 

  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Rescue/ emergence and insurance cost 
  • Beverage and hard drinks and alcohol
  • Nepal entry visa fee and airport tax during the departure.
  • Personal equipments and personal expenses.
  • In case of natural calamities i.e. political unrest, cancellation of flight due to weather, landslides etc the extra charge should be born by themselves.

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CHITWAN NATIONAL PARK
Chitwan National Park is a popular destination for visitors wanting to have a good experience of the region’s wildlife which covers 932 sq. km. in the flat lowland region of southern Nepal. It is one of the most important sub-tropical parks of Nepal with endangered Royal Bengal tiger, Greater One-horned rhinoceros, Gangetic dolphin (Platanista gangetica), Wild Asian elephant, Gaur, Golden Monitor lizard, Gharial crocodile and many more. It has 6 premier jungle resorts scattered inside its boundaries. The falling rhino (less than 200) and tiger (less than 30) populations in the present park region, focused attention on the Chitwan region and in 1963 the southern two-thirds of the park were declared rhino sanctuary. Since 1963 wildlife populations and ecosystems have been rebounding. In 1973 Chitwan became Nepal's first National Park. The relatively pristine state of the modern park and its unique ecosystems prompted UNESCO to declare the park a World Heritage site in 1984.

KOSHI TAPPU WILDLIFE RESERVE
Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve lies on the flood plains of the Koshi River. The rectangular - shaped Reserve is contained within the east and west embankments of the Koshi Barrage. Established in 1976, Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve is 175 square kilometers of wildlife refuge and wetlands habitat. It is located in Eastern Nepal and can be accessed from the Mehendra Highway. The reserve is also home to the water buffalo, deer, nilgai, mugger crocodile, Ganges River Dolphin (also called the Gangetic Dolphin), and over 280 species of birds. In additional to wildlife, the Reserve also protects a substantial part of the Sapta Koshi, (a tributary of the Ganges River) flood plain. In 1987, it was declared a Ramsar site.

WHITE WATER RAFTING
Nepal is blessed with some of the wildest and most spectacular rivers in the world. It’s a wonderful way to experience Nepal’s natural and ethic-cultural heritage. The combination of beautiful mountain scenery, exhilarating white water rapids, warm water and fascinating cultural opportunities make Nepal one of the premier places to go White water rafting.  Rivers here are regarded as goddess, which are included in a number of Hindu and Buddhist religious rituals. Many can be witnessed during a rafting adventure. Adjoining slopes often harbor dense vegetation and interesting wildlife with many species of fish. Rafting in Nepal is a thrill of running white water rapids combining many outdoor adventures into one holiday. The best time for rafting in Nepal is usually March to June and September to early December

    1. Trishuli River (Rafting trip for 1 to 3 Days)
    2. Seti River (Rafting trip 2 Days)
    3. Bhote Koshi River (Rafting trip for 2 Days)
    4. Kali Gandaki River (Rafting trip for 3 Days)
    5. Marshyadi River (Rafting / Kayaking trip for 4 Days)
    6. Sun Koshi River (Rafting trip for 7 to 9 Days)
    7. Arun River (Rafting adventure for 9 Days)
    8. Karnali River (Whitewater Rafting trip for 10 Days)
    9. Tamur River (Rafting adventure for 10 Days)

ROCK CLIMBING
Rock climbing is a sport in which participants climb up or across natural rock formations or man-made rock walls. The goal is to reach the summit of a formation or the endpoint of a pre-defined route. Rock climbing is similar to scrambling (another activity involving the scaling of hills and similar formations), but climbing is generally differentiated because of the use of hands to support the climber's weight as well as to provide balance. Rock climbing is a physically and mentally demanding sport, one that often tests a climber's strength, endurance, agility, and balance along with his or her mental control. It can be a dangerous sport and knowledge of proper climbing techniques and usage of specialized climbing equipment is crucial for the safe completion of routes. Because of the wide range and variety of rock formations around the world, rock climbing has been separated into several different styles and sub-disciplines that are described below.

MOUNTAIN FLIGHT
We recommend a mountain flight for travelers that want to be in the camera range of the highest peaks in the world. . In just a short time, you will be experiencing the Himalayas at such close range it will seem as though you could reach out and touch them. You will have a panoramic encounter with the highest majestic Mountains on earth. Cruising this close to the awe-inspiring massifs of rock and ice is a cut-of-this-world experience. You can enjoy a seemingly endless chain of snowcapped peaks as you fly above clouds, over glaciers and lakes, rivers and gorges from window. The clear, non-tinted window offers a great opportunity to experience and photograph the aerial view of the many mountains along with the Kathmandu valley.