Larkya La Peak Climbing

  • 20 Days
  • Nepal
  • Very Strenuous
  • Peak Climbing
  • Larkya Peak is a very satisfying peak to climb in combination with the Manaslu Circuit Trek. It offers fairly easy climbing with fabulous views of Manaslu, the Annapurna, Ganesh Himal, and beyond. There is often confusion however about which peak it is and groups 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. Reaching this true Larkya Peak is a long but easy climb on snow slopes that are slightly less steep than Sano Larkya Peak. The best option for climbers is to make a high camp and then complete both peaks.

    Larkya Peak Climbing: Conquer the Magnificent Larkya La Pass and Reach New Heights

    Larkya Peak, also known as Larkya La Peak, is a captivating destination for mountaineers seeking an exhilarating adventure in the heart of the Himalayas. With its towering summit, challenging terrain, and awe-inspiring vistas, Larkya Peak offers a remarkable experience for climbers of all levels. In this comprehensive overview, we will delve into the various aspects of Larkya Peak climbing, including the itinerary, difficulty, altitude, safety measures, and the unforgettable experiences that await you in this extraordinary journey.

    Climbing Larkya Peak begins with the legendary Larkya La Pass, standing at an impressive altitude of 5,416 meters (17,769 feet). This high-altitude pass is renowned for its stunning views of the surrounding peaks, including the mighty Manaslu and the majestic Annapurna range. The climbing itinerary typically involves a well-planned ascent from the base camp, gradually gaining altitude while allowing for proper acclimatization and rest days. The route traverses through diverse landscapes, including verdant forests, rugged terrains, and glacial valleys, offering a visual feast at every step.

    The ascent to Larkya Peak demands physical endurance, technical mountaineering skills, and the use of specialized equipment. The challenging nature of the climb requires climbers to be in good physical condition and possess prior experience in high-altitude trekking and mountaineering. Professional guides, well-versed in the intricacies of the route, provide invaluable support, guidance, and ensure the safety of climbers throughout the expedition.

    The allure of Larkya Peak lies not only in the summit but also in the cultural immersion and natural beauty experienced along the trek. As climbers make their way through picturesque villages, they have the opportunity to interact with the warm and welcoming locals, gaining insights into their unique traditions and way of life. This cultural exchange adds a deeper dimension to the climbing experience, creating lasting memories and fostering a sense of connection with the local community.

    Larkya Peak climbing is a rewarding adventure that offers breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks, pristine glaciers, and serene mountain lakes. The sense of achievement upon reaching the summit is unparalleled, as climbers are greeted by an expansive panorama of the Himalayan giants. The experience of standing atop Larkya Peak, surrounded by such awe-inspiring beauty, is truly humbling and transformative.

    Safety is of utmost importance during Larkya Peak climbing, and proper preparation is essential. Adequate acclimatization, physical fitness, and thorough planning are crucial to minimize risks associated with high-altitude mountaineering. Climbers are advised to undergo comprehensive training, including altitude adaptation exercises and familiarization with the necessary equipment. Obtaining the required permits and adhering to the guidelines set by the local authorities are also vital to ensure a safe and responsible climbing experience.

    Larkya Peak climbing presents an opportunity for personal growth, pushing boundaries, and discovering one's inner strength. It is a journey that instills a profound sense of accomplishment, resilience, and self-belief. Each step taken on the ascent to Larkya Peak is a testament to the indomitable spirit of human endeavor.

    Climbing Larkya peak is a remarkable adventure that offers a blend of natural splendor, cultural immersion, and personal triumph. The journey through the challenging Larkya La Pass, the ascent to the summit, and the breathtaking vistas along the way create a truly unforgettable experience. With meticulous planning, expert guidance, and a spirit of adventure, climbers can conquer Larkya Peak, immersing themselves in the majesty of the Himalayas and etching lifelong memories of this remarkable expedition.

    Trip Highlights

     Destination:          Larkya La Peak Climb 
    Location:                Manaslu Region
    Group Size:            Max. 10 person 
    Maximum alt:        6,249m 
    Grade:                     Moderate
    Season:                  Spring & Autumn
    Accommodation:  Hotel Lodge & Camping 
    Duration:                20 Days



    • Majestic Summit: Reach the breathtaking summit of Larkya Peak, standing tall in the Himalayas, and savor the incredible sense of accomplishment.
    • Larkya La Pass: Conquer the challenging Larkya La Pass, known for its stunning views and demanding terrain, as you make your way towards the peak.
    • Scenic Landscapes: Immerse yourself in the mesmerizing beauty of diverse landscapes, including lush forests, glacial valleys, and picturesque villages.
    • Cultural Immersion: Interact with the warm and welcoming locals, experiencing their unique culture and traditions along the trekking route.
    • Mountaineering Adventure: Challenge your mountaineering skills with a thrilling ascent, requiring physical endurance and the use of proper equipment.
    • Spectacular Views: Indulge in breathtaking panoramic vistas of towering mountains, including Manaslu, Annapurna, and surrounding peaks.
    • Well-Planned Itinerary: Follow a thoughtfully designed itinerary that includes essential rest days and acclimatization, ensuring a safe and enjoyable climbing experience.
    • Professional Guidance: Benefit from the expertise of experienced guides who provide valuable support, guidance, and ensure your safety throughout the expedition.
    • Immense Personal Growth: Push your limits, embrace the spirit of adventure, and discover your inner strength as you overcome challenges and achieve your climbing goals.
    • Unforgettable Memories: Create lasting memories as you embark on this extraordinary journey, forging lifelong connections with fellow climbers and sharing unforgettable experiences in the mountains.

    Outline Itinerary

    • Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu
    • Day 02:Sightseeing Kathmandu & Shopping
    • Day 03:Drive Kathmandu to Sotikhola (730m)By Private vehicle
    • Day 04:Trek Sotikhola to Machha Khola (930m)
    • Day 05:Trek Machha Khola to Jagat (1410m)
    • Day 06:Trek Jagat to Deng (1800 m)
    • Day 07:Trek Deng to Namrung (2500 m)
    • Day 08:Trek Namrung to Samagaon (3530 m)
    • Day 09:Trek Samagaon to Samdo (3690 m)
    • Day 10:Rest Day
    • Day 11:Trek Samdo to Dharmasala (4400 m)
    • Day 12:Trek Dharmasala to Larkya La (4470 m)
    • Day 13:Trek Larkya La to HIgh Camp (5170 m)
    • Day 14:Larkya La Peak Summit Day (6249 m)
    • Day 17:Back High Camp to Bhimthang (3720m)
    • Day 18:Trek Bhimthang to Dharapani (1860m)
    • Day 19:Drive Dharapani to Kathmandu
    • Day 20:Departure International Airport

    Detail Itinerary

    • Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu· Arrive in Kathmandu, Nepal, and transfer to your hotel.
      · Spend the day resting and preparing for the climb.
      · Complete any necessary permit paperwork.
    • Day 2Sightseeing Kathmandu & ShoppingAfter Breakfast at the hotel starts Sightseeing with a private van to Pashupatinath, the most important Hindu temple of Nepal with the sacred burning ghats located at the holy Bagmati river and Boudhanath the biggest Buddhist stupa in South Asia, and Swoyambhunath also known as Monkey Temple. Afternoon checking and arranging trekking gear. Overnight stay at hotel.
    • Day 3Drive Kathmandu to Sotikhola (730m)By Private vehicle· Drive from Kathmandu to Soti Khola (approximately 7-8 hours).
      · Enjoy scenic views of rural Nepal along the way.
      · Stay overnight in a guesthouse.
    • Day 4Trek Sotikhola to Machha Khola (930m)· Trek from Soti Khola to Machha Khola (approximately 6-7 hours).
      · Cross the suspension bridge over the Budi Gandaki River.
      · Trek through beautiful landscapes and Gurung villages.
      · Overnight stay in a guesthouse.
    • Day 5Trek Machha Khola to Jagat (1410m)· Trek from Machha Khola to Jagat (approximately 6-7 hours).
      · Pass through various small settlements and terraced fields.
      · Cross the scenic Tharo Khola and reach the village of Jagat.
      · Stay overnight in a guesthouse.
    • Day 6Trek Jagat to Deng (1800 m)· Trek from Jagat to Deng (approximately 6-7 hours).
      · Pass through lush forests, suspension bridges, and small villages.
      · Enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding mountains.
      · Overnight stay in a guesthouse.
    • Day 7Trek Deng to Namrung (2500 m)· Trek from Deng to Namrung (approximately 6-7 hours).
      · Ascend through forests, cross a bridge, and climb steeply to Namrung.
      · Get stunning views of Manaslu and other neighboring peaks.
      · Stay overnight in a guesthouse.
    • Day 8Trek Namrung to Samagaon (3530 m)· Trek from Namrung to Samagaon (approximately 6-7 hours).
      · Pass through charming Tibetan-style villages and monasteries.
      · Reach the beautiful village of Samagaon with breathtaking mountain views.
      · Overnight stay in a guesthouse.
    • Day 9Trek Samagaon to Samdo (3690 m)· Acclimatization day in Samagaon.
      · Explore the village, visit the Pungyen Gompa, and enjoy the scenery.
      · Prepare for the upcoming climb.
      · Overnight stay in a guesthouse.
    • Day 10Rest DayOn the rest day in Samdo, enjoy a leisurely breakfast with stunning mountain views before taking an acclimatization hike to higher elevations. Immerse yourself in the local Tibetan culture by visiting monasteries and engaging with friendly locals. Spend the afternoon at your own pace, savoring the tranquility. Indulge in local cuisine for lunch and embrace the peaceful ambiance of Samdo, preparing for the next phase of the trek.
    • Day 11Trek Samdo to Dharmasala (4400 m)· Trek from Samdo to Dharmasala, also known as Larkya Phedi or Larkya Base Camp.
      · Enjoy the mesmerizing alpine scenery and panoramic views along the way.
      · Trek duration is approximately 4-5 hours.
      · Arrive at Dharmasala and settle in at a guesthouse or camp for the night.
      · Rest and prepare for the challenging Larkya La Pass crossing the next day.
    • Day 12Trek Dharmasala to Larkya La (4470 m)· Depart early from Dharmasala to Larkya La Base Camp.
      · Trek through challenging and rugged terrain.
      · Admire the breathtaking mountain views.
      · Maintain a steady pace for acclimatization.
      · Arrive at Larkya La Base Camp and set up camp.
      · Rest, acclimate, and prepare for the summit push.
    • Day 13Trek Larkya La to HIgh Camp (5170 m)· Descend from Larkya La Pass, carefully navigating the steep and rocky terrain.
      · Follow the trail that leads to High Camp, which is located at a lower altitude.
      · Take caution while descending and ensure proper footing on the challenging sections.
      · Enjoy the picturesque views of the surrounding mountains and valleys along the way.
      · Arrive at High Camp and settle in for the night, preparing for the summit push on the following day·
    • Day 14Larkya La Peak Summit Day (6249 m)· Start early in the morning from High Camp, fully equipped with mountaineering gear.
      · Begin the challenging ascent towards the summit of Larkya La Peak, following the designated route.
      · Pay attention to the technical aspects and potential icy sections during the climb.
      · Utilize ropes, crampons, and ice axes as necessary to ensure safety and stability.
      · Continue climbing steadily, taking breaks as needed and staying hydrated.
      · Reach the summit of Larkya La Peak, standing at approximately 6,249 meters (20,503 feet), and relish the awe-inspiring panoramic views.
      · Take memorable photos to commemorate your accomplishment.
      · Descend carefully back to High Camp, ensuring proper footing on the steep sections.
      · Rest and celebrate your successful summit before continuing your trek.
    • Day 17Back High Camp to Bhimthang (3720m)· Begin the descent from High Camp to Bimthang, enjoying the scenic landscapes and views of the surrounding peaks.
      · Trek through diverse terrain, including forests, meadows, and glacial valleys.
      · Pass through charming villages and interact with the locals along the way.
      · Arrive in Bimthang and settle in for the night.
    • Day 18Trek Bhimthang to Dharapani (1860m)· Continue the trek from Bimthang to Dharapani, descending through lush forests and picturesque landscapes.
      · Cross rivers and traverse through charming villages, immersing yourself in the local culture.
      · Enjoy the changing scenery and the beauty of the Annapurna region.
      · Arrive in Dharapani and rest for the night.
    • Day 19Drive Dharapani to Kathmandu· From Dharapani, take a local jeep or bus to Besisahar, the starting point of the Annapurna Circuit.
      · Transfer to another vehicle or continue by bus to Kathmandu.
      · Enjoy the scenic drive back, passing through beautiful valleys and terraced fields.
      · Arrive in Kathmandu, where you can celebrate the successful summit of Larkya La Peak and conclude the expedition.
    • Day 20Departure International Airport· Depending on your departure time, you may have some free time in Kathmandu.
      · If time permits, you can visit some of the famous landmarks such as Pashupatinath Temple or Boudhanath Stupa.
      · Depart from Kathmandu with wonderful memories of your Larkya Peak Climbing.

    What's Includes:

    • Full board services during trekking & Base Camp support by our Sherpa crew & porters.
    • Return flight to Lukla
    • Permit & park fees
    • Service of a Liaison Officer
    • Service of Nepali climbing Sherpas.
    • Accommodation in Kathmandu on twin sharing with breakfast.
    • Half-day guided tour with entrance fees.
    • Airport transfers
    • High altitude equipment & clothing & insurance for staff
    • Client’s travel insurance

    What's Excludes:

    • International flight, airport tax
    • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
    • Personal gears & clothing. Tips, any expenses of personal nature.

    Trip Note

    Larkya La Peak climbing is safety and the well-being of our groups is of paramount importance to us. All of our trips are led by qualified professional climbing guides and Sherpas who are well-trained by our Government. Our job is to ensure your comfort and safety as we take you where you want to go because your holiday is ours. In this regard, we work honestly and effectively to provide you with the Himalayan experience that suits your interest. We encourage you to question us freely and contribute to the planning stages of your adventure in the climbing period.

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    Trip Facts

    • Transportation:6
    • Meals:Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
    • Accommodation:Lodge + Camping
    • Altitude:6249m