Trip Grade Strenuous
Duration: 19 Nights/18 Days
Max. Altitude: 6065M
Destination: Nepal
Region: 6000m Peaks
Activity: Climbing & Expedition
Theme: Peak Climbing & Expedition

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Larkya North Peak (6065m) Climbing Trip

Larkya North Peak (6065m) is one the easiest peak to climb in Manaslu region. Rocky Larkya North Peak is just located near to the most popular trekking Larkya La Pass (5160m). This trip will bring you initially to base camp of world’s eight highest mountains Manaslu (8163m).  Mount Manaslu is one of iconic eight thousand meter mountain which looks absolutely stunning. Trekking Experts has designed ‘Larkya North Peak Trip’ for beginner mountaineers who would like to climb easy 6000-meter mountain Nepal. Also the trip brings you the base camp of world eight highest mountains. This exclusive Larkya North Peak Trip provides you untouched beauty of Mount Manaslu,  brings you closer to Tibet border with Nepal, and experience the culture and lifestyle of both Hindu’s and Buddhists. The off beaten trails take you through many verdantly rich forests of rhododendron trees blooming beautifully, alpine woods like pine, cedar, birch and juniper and delightful meadows.

 

Larkya North Peak Climbing Trip is a tea-house trek including 2-nights tented camp at high camp which circumnavigates the 8th highest peak in the world. The trek offers you the tastes of both Hindu and Buddhist culture, protected wildlife, rhododendrons and wildflowers, raging rivers, precarious bridges and stunning mountain scenery. The circular tour around Manaslu allows you view other mountains such as Annapurnas to the West and Ganesh Himal to the East it is one of the most graceful of the 8000-meter giants. The circuit takes you from the steamy lowlands with their terraces of rice and millet, through the mighty gorges of the Budhi Gandaki with its turquoise waters and amazing waterfalls. Suspension bridges here are in a league of their own for both length and height, and the yearly monsoon often wash minor bridges away leaving trekkers to use semi-submerged rocks.  From Samagaun you’ll take a detour to the Manaslu base camp at 4830 meter and to the small monastery on the almost 4000 meter high east face of Manaslu. For acclimatization, you’ll hike to Samdo Ri from where you can enjoy the fantastic view of the Mount Manaslu. From Samdo, you’ll head towards Larkya High Camp which is just about 2/3 hours’ walk from the Larkya La Pass (5160m). From Larkya High Camp at about 4850 meter, you climb Larkya North Peak (6065m). From the rocky Larkya North Peak, you’ll superb view of mountains including Mount Manaslu. After crossing the Larkya La Pass (5160m), the path leads down quite steeply and the vegetation is now more varied and lush green again. Rhododendron forests line the path, which enchants hikers in spring with their splendor of flowers. At Dharapani you come across the Annapurna circuit and this is where your trekking tour ends. From there you will return to Kathmandu by jeep and bus.

Trip Highlights

Climb one of easiest 6000-meter peak i.e. Larkya North Peak
Crossing of the Larke Pass (5160m)
Trek through remote villages of Gurung and other ethnic groups
Great Mountain views of Manaslu Himal and surrounding mountain ranges
Gorge that cuts through Ganesh and Himalchuli mountains
Magnificent view of world’s eighth highest peak Mount Manaslu (8163m)
Captivating flora and fauna
Cultural exploration between Hindu’s and Buddhists
Possibility of spotting a wild endangered species like Snow Leopard and Paroramic Mountain views from Larke Pass

Itinerary

Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan airport Trekking Experts representative welcomes you and assists to transfer in your hotel in Kathmandu. Upon arrival at hotel, our tour manager will brief you about trekking information and other necessary information. And then you’ll free time to explore Kathmandu.

  • Three Star Hotel
  • N/A
  • N/A Hours Walk
  • 1310 meter

After early morning breakfast at hotel, you’ll be picked up by our trekking guide and porters at the hotel and will drive to Arughat and then Sotikhola. Drive to Arughat through Prithvi Highway will offer you beautiful river view of the Trishuli River. From Dhading Bensi, you will be driving to Arughat where the roads will be boisterous. From Arughat it will take another two hours to reach Soti Khola. In the first few hours, you will reach Dhading Bensi which is the district headquarters of Dhading. Along the way you will be able to beautiful mountain scenery, local villages and valleys.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • N/A Hours Walk
  • 730 meter

After breakfast at lodge, you’ll start first day of trekking from Soti Khola. You will trek towards Soti Khola with picturesque views of waterfalls and the tributary. Then you will walk through the lovesome Sal woodland, successive the climb onto a ridge above the vast rapids of the Budhi Gandaki and then to Liding (750m). Passing through the unfeeling track, you’ll reach Khursane. You will be trekking down rice terraces taking us to Lapresi; a Gurung village.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 6/7 Hours Walk
  • 890 meter

After breakfast at lodge, your journey today to Jagat and today trail comprises some ups and downs which often drop onto the gravel bars alongside the stream. You’ll cross the Tharo Khola which flows in a rocky cavetto reaching at Khorla Besi. You can see peaks like Manaslu and Kutang Himal can be seen on the way. Khorla Besi is a small beautiful Gurung village and is a part of many trekking routes such as the Manaslu Circuit journey and the Tsum Valley trek. After another steep climb, you will reach Tatopani (natural hot Spring). Then you climb over a wrinkle, crossing the Budhi Gandaki River over a suspension bridge followed by a wide, well-made staircase over a ridge to Dobhan. It is situated high above the river bed and the view is impressive. Now it's only back down to the river and on towards Jurukhola . Here you turn right and it's all about the stunning suspension bridge above raging water the last few kilometers on the other side of the river to Jagat.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 6/7 Hours Walk
  • 1410 meter

After breakafast at lodge, you’ll start your journey with passing the checkpoint of the National Park, where the permits be presented and statistics are produced per year how many trekkers hike through the Manaslu. And you’ll continue along the Budhi Gandakhi. They run through the settlement Saleri, countless orange trees grow here, a good opportunity to buy some fruit for the next few days. After two hours you’ll reach a pretty village Philim, slightly increased that is above the river. Philim has one of the few local dispensaries that are supported and funded by Western organizations, and there is here a larger school. Take the time to make a tea break. The trail continues high above the raging river, the impressive gorges offer wonderful views. In Eklebhatti you can enjoy your lunch or tea break. The vegetation is changing now weirder; you walk through pine forests capitals. After an hour you reach the turnoff to the Tsum Valley. However, follow the left hand side of the way and cross the river. A gentle ascent takes you further into the valley and cross two suspension bridges. The vegetation changes again, bamboo and rhododendron trees along the way. If you are lucky you will meet langur monkeys sitting in the trees by the river. It’s time for a tea break in the next Lodge. Even one and a half hours and you reach Deng .

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 7/8 Hours Walk
  • 1860 meter

As always, after having breakfast at lodge, you’ll continue up the canyon. You pass by several farmhouses and watch the people in your daily work on the terraced -like fields. On the roofs of the houses are for dry chillies and ripe tomatoes. Also along the way are small mills which grind Zampa or other cereals. Women with their traditional clothes and with much colorful jewelry can be witnesses in this area. Also, prayer wheels and large Mani walls now line the road. In Ghap you will take lunch. The road from Ghap is again forested and you run the last 400 meters to Namrung by a subtropical mixed forest. The first snowy five and six thousands can be admired in the distance.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 7 Hours Walk
  • 2660 meter

After breakfast at lodge, today you’ll trek to Samagaon. You’ll first walk on the road up until you come to a plateau. Here farming is done on larger areas. On a somewhat exposed position, a tea house overlooks the valley and can, if you're lucky observed at the opposite mountain range in the sun soarende golden eagle. After another hour you reach Lho Gaun. This place is very pretty and its position allows a commanding view of the Manaslu and the monastery on the high valley lying impressive. Watch the farmers in their fields and the colorful village life. Here you can enjoy your lunch. After a descent of the last major climb is done and you reach the high valley of Samagaun. Once on the plateau, it goes first through another village, and then you will see from the hill Samagaun. Now we relax at the village school and a great place over in the very quaint -looking village. They go through the old part of the town and reach your lodge.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 7 Hours Walk
  • 3450 meter

Today is free to rest and acclimatize day at Sama Gaon. You walk a lonely way up to Pungyen Gompa (4000m) to gain some altitude. The trail is steep at the beginning, but is then tempered and can be reached after three hours of walking another high valley that leads to the mountain foot of Manaslu. At the end of the valley is a very pretty little lonely monastery. With any luck, monks are in the small Gompa and show you the simple life in the small monastery. In spring and early autumn yaks grazing on the plateau and the pastures are managed by nomads. Here, open up a lot of great photo opportunities! A unique panorama opens up to you; the glacier is within reach and the Manaslu a truly impressive appearance. Here you can relax and enjoy this natural spectacle. If you have altitude problems you can use the spare day to insert another rest or acclimatization.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • N/A Hours Walk
  • 3450 meter

After breakfast at lodge, you’ll head towards Samdo today. Today’s trek will be comparatively more interesting and pleasant. You will be crossing the pasture areas and ascending to the valley. The trail leads you to forests with juniper and birch where we enjoy the beauty of the nature. As you reach down the Budhi Gandaki River, You will be crossing the wooden bridge over it and climb up steeply across the river. You will be getting an amazing view of the mountains, especially Manaslu as you will be reaching Samdo, which is a Tibetan refugee village. Upon reaching Samdo, you will also explore the village and the surrounding hills.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 3/4 Hours Walk
  • 3875 meter

Today is fully free day for acclimatization and hike to Samdo Ri for better acclimatization. You can try to climb 5130-meter Samdo Peak with its fantastic view. The ascent takes you about 4-5 hours and almost 1300 meters in altitude are overcome. The route is technically easy and leads first over high alpine pastures with meadows, juniper bushes. From the summit you can enjoy a fantastic view of the Manaslu main summit, which is exactly opposite you. The high surrounding seven-thousand-meter peaks Nadi Chuli, Himal Chuli and Manaslu North also shine in full splendor. The ice armor of Samdo Peak is right next to you. Larkya Peak and the Larkya-La Pass that is ahead of you can also be seen really well for the first time. The views also extend over to the wide passes of Tibet. Directly below you in the direction of Tibet flows the Fukang glacier, which is mainly fed by the Cheo Himal (6812m). The mighty Nemjung (7140 m) is already enthroned behind the Larkya La Pass. Then the descent takes place on the same route back to the village.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 5/8 Hours Walk
  • 3875 meter

After breakfast at lodge, you’ll continue your journey to Dharmala today. You’ll walk down the edge through fields and old Mani walls, crossing the wooden bridge over the Budhi Gandaki River. You’ll begin walking upward of the valley. You will be noticing the Mani walls and the prayer flags hung on the route, signifying the closeness of the Larke La (or Larkya) Pass. After crossing two streams, you will witness the Larke Glacier which is unquestionably magnificent. As you enjoy the view, you’ll further trek around the valley of Salkha Khola and climb up again reaching the stone guest house (4450m). The stone guest house is not a lodge but it is a kind of shelter better known as Dharamsala or Larke La Phedi. Today’s day would be a gratifying day as we will get an amazing view of the Larke Glacier and the amazing view of mount Manaslu in a great angle. The short trek today gives us plenty of time later onwards to acclimatize and relax.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 3/4 Hours Walk
  • 4480 meter

After breakfast at lodge, today you’ll walk along the lateral moraine next to the mighty Larkya glacier for another 2-3 hours in the direction of the Larkya-La pass. Finally you will reach your high camp at an altitude of about 4850-meter and pitch your tents. The afternoon is spent resting, gathering strength and packing the summit rucksack.

  • Tented Camp
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 3/4 Hours Walk
  • 4850 meter

Today, after very early morning breakfast, you’ll head towards rocky Larkya North Peak (6065m). You’ll have left the rather steep moraine terrain, the path leads increasingly over large stone slabs and later over loose scree (can be covered with snow in spring) and before the summit over a snow channel up to the highest point. Depending on the conditions, crampons and harness are also used. From the summit you‘ll have a spectacular all-round view of the ice world of Manaslu and his vassals. This time the view even extends into the Annapurna massif and you can see the peaks of Annapurna 4 and 2 well. The descent takes place after a long break down to the high camp. Now you have to concentrate very much, especially on the loose scree, before you can relax and crawl into the sleeping bags.

  • Tented Camp
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 8/9 Hours Walk
  • 4850 meter

(5160m) is adorned with many prayer flags, which with the mighty mountain panorama are very suitable as a photo motif. If the view is clear, you can expect another magnificent panoramic view back to Larkya Peak and behind the pass the ice giants Cheo Himal, Himlung Himal and Nemjung are enthroned. Furthermore, in the sea of peaks, you have a view of other lesser-known but no less impressive peaks such as the Kang Guru, Chombi, Kechakyu and Gyaji Kang, to name just a few. Finally, you’ll now descend quite steeply into the Dudh-Khola valley to get to the beautifully situated village of Bimthang. After a 700 m descent you will reach the first tea house along the moraine of the Salpu-danda glacier. In this region, 3 glacier courses converge with the just mentioned glacier as well as the Ponkar glacier and the Kechakyu-Khola glacier. When you arrive in Bimthang, Manaslu is now back in front of you in a wonderful, green, lush plain, only from the south side. You also have a wonderful view of the Thulagi (7,059 m) and the Phungi (6,538 m). The valley begins to widen as you near the large meadow, Mani walls and small houses that indicate you have reached Bhimthang.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 7/8 Hours Walk
  • 3720 meter

After breakfast at lodge, Today you’ll say goodbye to the great Ice Giants and the Manaslu, still orbiting the small collection of Bhimthang. It first goes high on the moraine and then with some climbs but for the most part down the river to the next destination. The trail continues through the national park, the trees appear primeval. Later, you come back in a high alpine forest, which in turn is alternated by needle, deciduous trees and rhododendron. Your lunch will be served at Karche. The descent follows on to Gho and over a bridge to Tilche.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 6 Hours Walk
  • 2350 meter

After breakfast at lodge, today you’ll trek to Dharapani first. Many lodges and hotels can be found here. You’ll now follow the most popular Annapurna Circuit Trekking route. From today there is possibility of extending trip to Annapurna Circuit Trek. The trail follows popular trekking and sometimes roads too.

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 6/7 Hours Walk
  • 1300 meter

After breakfast early breakfast at lodge, you’ll do your last trek about an hour to Syange where you can catch a local transportation (bus or jeep) to Bulbule . From here, you can expect your private jeep transfers including driver and takes you via Besisahar to Kathmandu the hotel.

  • Three Star Hotel
  • Breakfast/Lunch
  • N/A Hours Walk
  • 1310 meter

Today is your last day in Nepal so prepare for departure, packing and returning gear. You can take a massage if you would like to relax your tired muscles before your long haul flight home. In the meantime, your local agency will be preparing for climbing certificate. You have whole day for relax or shopping or visit around Kathmandu. In the evening you’ll have farewell dinner at local Nepalese restaurant with typical cultured dances.

  • Three Star Hotel
  • Breakfast/Dinner
  • N/A Hours Walk
  • 1310 meter

Depending on your flight time, you’ll be transfer to airport before 3 hrs of flight time.

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  • Breakfast
  • N/A Hours Walk
  • N/A meter

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What’s Included

3 nights in Kathmandu at three star-hotels on twin sharing basis with bed & breakfast basis 13 nights in local lodges during the trekking on twin sharing basis in common rooms with full board service (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) 2 nights at tented camp at High Camp on twin sharing basis with full board service (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu at the end of the trip with typical Nepalese food

All airport/hotel/airport transfers by private air-conditioned vehicle Kathmandu-Arughat-Sotikhola ground transfer by air-conditioned private vehicle Syange-Bensi Sahar by local bus/jeep and Bensi Sahar to Kathmandu by private air-conditioned vehicle with trekking staff 18 kg baggage per person for trek

Annapurna Conservation Fee Manaslu Conservation Fee Manaslu Special Permit Fee Larkya Peak Climbing Permit Fees Garbage Deposit Fee Insurance for staff

1 English speaking experienced trekking guide and himself as High Altitude Climbing Guide 1 porter for every two members to carry personal baggage 1 assistant guide for every 5 members Required Camping Support team at High Camp (Cook, helpers and porters)

Support for airport pick up, drop and farewell dinner Support for tented camp, food and porters’ services for High Camp

Comprehensive First Aid Kit Comprehensive Trekking Map and Kathmandu Valley Map Satellite Phone (Call charge) Fixed Rope for climbing

What’s Not Included

All personal expenses like alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks, telephone calls, laundry services etc. Medical and travel insurances International airfare and taxes Nepal Visa fees Additional High-Altitude Sherpa if required (only 1 HA Sherpa is included in the package. We suggest you to take 1 HA Sherpa for every 4 members) Emergency helicopter rescue charges Main meals in Kathmandu (lunch and dinner) Tips for trekking crew

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We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who helped our trek because such a great success. Jangbu was a competent, professional and funny guide. He helped us especially carrying our backpack and was always very encouraging. We always felt very safe. The porters were also very helpful and kind. We would be very happy to use the same team another time!

Well organized, the whole team work (Nepali and Guests) was excellent. Th team was very helpful and always good humored. We would do the same trip with the same crew again. Thank you all for the fantastic time!

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