Larkya Peak Climbing

Larkya Peak Climbing

Facts of the Trip

Elevation: 6249m

Location: Manalsu Region, Latitude: 28°13'01 /Longitude: 85°43'01

Duration: 20 days (16 days climbing and trekking)

First Ascent:

Best Season: Autumn and Spring (fair weather in Nepal)

Accommodation: Guest house and Camping

Climbing Route: North-east side

Grade: Mountaineering II

Transportation: By Tourist bus and Jeep

Group Size: O1 to 15 Pax

Major Activity: Trekking and Mountaineering

Trip Map: Click Here

Larkya Peak (6416m) or call Larke is inside Manaslu conservation area which is less common to western tourists. Larkya Peak (6,416m) lies on the ridge north of Manaslu North and is visible from the northeast along the classic Manaslu Circuit trek. Larkya (Larke) peak is a bit tricky, but is not so difficult to climb technically. Along the route there are settlements offering the opportunity to discover the sites and natives with different culture, ancient monasteries, prayer flags and wheels dotted along are always a familiar sight throughout the trek. The route to the majestic Larkya peak leads through Gorkha in the northwest.

The seasonable road goes to Aarukhat- Aarkhet continues to Sotikhola. Trekking path goes through the Jagat – Ghap – Lho – Samagau – Samdo. There are tea houses / Guest houses until Dharmasala. You need to sleep and eat at least two nights in Base camp by tented camp. Many climbers start climbing from Base camp, however you can make camp in High camp. Top of Larke peak inspiring view of Kang Guru (6981m), Annapurna II (7937 m), Himlung Himal (7126m) is at its best.

To climb the Larkya, from the south, many climbers ascending Manaslu’s normal route have a clear view of Larkya (Larke) Peak’s impressive granite southeast face. However, the approach to the southeast face is long and difficult.

Asian hiking Team organizes Larkya peak climbing starting trekking from Aarkhet or Sotikhola to Larke Phedi or call Dharamsala and heading to High camp and summit to Larkya Peak. After summit Larke peak, either trekking crossing of Larke pass continues to Dharapani or returning trekking in the same way to Arughat. Asian Hiking Team mention the itinerary crossing the Larke Pass end trek in Tal or Besisahar then drive to Kathmandu.

Day by day itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel, overnight at Hotel (B).

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu and preparation day for climbing permits and equipment, overnight at hotel (BB).

Day 03: Kathmandu to Arughat Bazar continues to Soti Khola – Machhekhola by bus 9-12 hours, overnight at Lodge (B/L/D).

Trekking Start
Day 04: Machhekhola Trek to Jagat (1300m, 6h), overnight at Lodge (B/L/D).

Day 05: Jagat trek to Nyak Besi (1900m, 6h), overnight at Lodge (B/L/D).

Day 06: Nyak Besi trek to Ghap (2400m, 5h), overnight at Lodge (B/L/D).

Day 07: Ghap trek to Sho (2700m, 5h), overnight at Lodge (B/L/D).

Day 08: Sho trek to Samagaun (3400m, 5h), overnight at Lodge (B/L/D).

Day 09: Acclimatization day in Samgau, explore around the valley and safe energy, overnight at Lodge (B/L/D).

Day 10: Samagaun trek to Samdo (3800m, 4h), overnight at Lodge (B/L/D).

Day 11: Samdo trek to Larkya Glacier (Dharamshala 4400m, 4h), overnight at tea house (B/L/D).
Climbing Start

Day 12: Dharamsala to Larkya Base Camp 5,135 m, 4–5 hours, overnight tented camping (B/L/D).

Day 13: Base Camp to High Camp 5,650m, 2–3 hours, overnight at Camping (B/L/D).

Day 14: Summit day for Larkya Peak, return to Base camp 10–15 hours, Overnight tented camping (B/L/D).

Day 15: Spare Day for climbing, if in case of weather or sickness or any cases (B/L/D).

Climbing End

Day 16: Larkya Glacier/Larkya base camp to Bhimtang (3800m, 8h), overnight at Lodge (B/L/D).

Day 17: Bhimtang to Tilije (2300m, 7h), overnight at Lodge (B/L/D).

Day 18: Tilije to Tal (1300m, 7h), overnight at Lodge (B/L/D).
Ending trekking

Day 19: Tal to Besisahar by Jeep 3-4 hours and drive to Kathmandu 4–5 hours or Pokhara 3–4 hours drive by tourist bus, transfer to hotel (B/L).

Day 20: Departure to Airport as your own schedule (B).