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Larke Peak

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Duration

20 days

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Tour Type

Daily Tour

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Group Size

2-16 people

Overview

Larke Peak; also spelled Larkya Peak climbing expedition starts from Arughat after a 7-8 hours bus or 4WD jeep ride from Kathmandu. Larke Peak is one the newly opened popular trekking peaks in Mansiri Himalayan Range of Manaslu area. We follow Manaslu Circuit Trekking trail along the Budhi Gandaki River from Arughat. Our journey goes through the mixed Hindu and Buddhist communities, people of different ethnic groups, lush green terraced rice-fields and peaceful and tranquil forests. We will see mix cultural and religious diversity in the lower elevation of this Larke Peak Climbing Trek. After entering Jagat, we will trek through Tibetan Buddhist dominant communities and villages as we can see Buddhist monasteries, manis, chorten and kanis in every villages.

As Manaslu region has remained restricted area and due to licensed guide and special trekking permit mandatory to trek there from its opening time to the outsiders, only few numbers of trekkers has accessed the region so region has been able to preserve its uniqueness. This trip offers naturally astonishing scenery, Himalayan culture, View of Mt. Manaslu (8163m) that every trekker can have the maximum satisfaction of nature’s paradise. Brahman, Gurung and Tibetan like people of higher elevation of diverse culture and tradition make the journey fascinating and ever memorable.

After the climbing feat finishes, you go over the famous Larke La Pass in the Manaslu Circuit trail to trek back. The route leads you towards the Marshyangdi valley and you finish the trek at Besisahar along the Annapurna Circuit route. This beautiful alpine adventure is an incredible mixture of adventure, culture and nature in the Manaslu region and Marshyangdi Valley. Make this your dream adventure trip and feel it yourself coming true.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Cultural sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley
  • Trekking throughout the less explored region that requires special permit to do it
  • Fascinating cultural experience of the remote mountains
  • Climbing Larke Peak (6,249m)
  • Trekking over Larke La Pass 5,160m
  • Unparalleled views of the mountain peaks in the Manaslu region
  • Meeting the Annapurna Circuit Trail and the view of mountains in the Annapurna range

Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrival in kathmandu (1400m), Transfer to Hotel.

Day 02: Cultural Tours around KTM Valley/Trek Preparation, Hotel

Day 03: Drive to Soti Khola (700m), Overnight in Tea House

After a full day in Kathmandu, we are ready to move outside Kathmandu valley today. We are driving to Soti Khola, about 140 km northwest of Kathmandu. Our drive takes us through beautiful rural environment where we can see the nature, rural life style and snow-capped mountains at distance. After driving about half way, we cross River Trishuli and drive towards the destination via Arughat bazar in Gorkha district. We reach Soti Khola and laze around the small village waiting for our trek to start tomorrow.

Day 04: Trek to Machha Khola (869m), Overnight in Tea House

We are embarking on the first day of trekking journey today. Our trek takes us to Machha Khola for overnight stay. We follow the trail along the Budhi Gandaki valley and trek towards the destination. This very first day of trek introduces us with beautiful villages that we trek past, wonderful natural atmosphere along the trail and incredibly peaceful environment of the rural Nepal. We eventually reach Machha Khola trekking past Labu Besi to stay overnight.

Day 05: Trek to Jagat (1,340m), Overnight in Tea House

We wake up for a peaceful morning at Machha Khola and prepare to trek to Jagat as our destination today. Another beautiful trekking day has many wonderful things to offer us along the way. We trek past Khorla Besi, Tatopani and eventually reach Jagat for overnight stay. Trekking along these wonderful places will slowly bring us closer to the rural atmosphere. We get some understanding of the rural life style and culture that we are going to experience for few days in the mountains.

Day 06: Trek to Deng (1,860m), Overnight in Tea House

We trek to Deng today after breakfast early in the morning. We trek past the beautiful Gurung village of Philim crossing Sirdibas and continue trekking towards Deng as our destination for the day. We walk past Ekle Bhatti and then cross Budhi Gandaki river over a suspension bridge and head towards Deng village. Our walk for the day goes via beautiful and solitary gorges; crosses rivers and brings enticing views to our sight before reaching the destination.

Day 07: Trek to Namrung (2,630m), Overnight in Tea House

On our trekking adventure along the Manaslu Circuit trail, we are trekking to Namrung village today. As we trek higher, more we feel the influence of Buddhist culture and change in life style. On the walk to Namrung today, we are going walk past scenic views of beautiful nature, view of Sringi Himal, and many other wonderful things along the way. Walking past densely forested area, crossing Budhi Gandaki Rive and enjoying the beautiful day walk, we finally reach Namrung village for overnight stay.

Day 08: Trek to Lho (3,180m), Overnight in Tea House

The trail from Namrung to Lho village has wonderful things to our sight. While we trek along the stretch we can enjoy the view of mountains like Siringi, Ganesh and Himal Chuli etc. As we are covering shorter distance, we can take our time along the trail to make the pace and enjoy the trail to its most. When we reach Lho village, a spectacular Himalayan view welcomes us there. We can laze around Lho and exploit the beauty present there.

Day 09: Trek to Sama Gaun (3,390m), Overnight in Tea House

Our destination for the day is Sama Gaun. The trail goes through such beautiful areas that provide captivating mountain views. We trek past Shyala village with the view of Peak 29, Himal Chuli, Manaslu, a glacier and many other mountains to captivate our attention. We move further ahead towards Sama Gaun where we stay our overnight today.

Day 10: Acclimatization Day at Sama Gaun, Overnight in Tea House

As we are already at the elevation of about 3,400 meters above sea level, and going even further higher up, we need a good full day here to acclimatize and prepare ourselves to go higher. We go for Sama Gaun exploration and hiking trip around to help adjust with the climate. On our full day excursion in and around Sama Gaun, we will come to learn about the Buddhist culture prevalent here and also scenic views to make our day wonderful.

Day 11: Trek to Samdo (3,690m), Overnight in Tea House

After spending a full day acclimatizing at Sama Gaun, we are now ready to trek higher. We are trekking to Samdo after breakfast today. We follow the trail that descends to Budhi Gandaki River and follow the trail that goes to Larke La while the other one goes towards Manaslu Base Camp. Walking through a forested area on the river valley, we finally reach Samdo village to stay overnight.

Day 12: Trek to Larke Peak Base Camp (5,135m), Overnight in Camp

We get ready for the trek of the day that takes us to the base camp of Larke peak today. The trail passes through rough, rocky terrain and winds up and down the mountains. Although the walk feels challenging, the view of surroundings eases the challenge and we reach the base camp that stands at the elevation of 5,134 meters above sea level. The trail to base camp passes through Larke Phedi that comes along the Manaslu Circuit Trekking route.

Day 13: Trek to High Camp, Overnight in Camp

It is the day that we trek higher up to the high camp. Many adventurers attempt the summit even from the base camp but, to shorten the climbing route and ease the challenge, we stop overnight at the high camp that will prepare us for the higher climbing. We take easy time relaxing at the high camp and enjoying the breathtaking view and breathing fresh mountain air.

Day 14: Summit Day Larke Peak (6,249m) back to Base Camp , Overnight in Camp

We are going to attempt the summit today thus this day is the highlight of this trip. Our adventure begins early in the morning towards the summit of this beautiful 6,249 meters high mountain peak. The thrilling adventure filled with several alpine challenges is worth as we reach the top to inhale stunning view of towering mountains around. The moments we spend at the top become special with some clicks of pictures and, of course, with the spectacular view. Later, we descend all the way back to the base camp carrying only the fond memories and pictures of the adventure.

Day 15: Trek to Bimthang (3,590m) via Larke La (5,160m), Overnight in Lodge

On our trek today, we are going to trek over a high mountain pass called Larke La that stands at the elevation of 5,160 meters above sea level. We start the trek early in the morning and trek down to Larke Phedi and on an uphill challenge towards the pass. After a good deal of struggling on the uphill walk, we reach Larke La pass to be welcomed by captivating views of the Himalayan peaks. We spend a few minutes at the pass to enjoy the surroundings and take pictures. Later, we descend all the way to Bimthang to stay overnight.

Day 16: Trek to Tilije (2,300m), Overnight in Lodge

After walking over the high mountain pass, we are now descending towards the lower elevation. The trek today takes us to Tilije to stay overnight. This beautiful day brings us some incredible views of mountain peaks like Lamjung Himal, Mansalu, Himlung Himal etc. It�s a wonderful mixture of views and nature that we experience on our trek today. We will have some time to laze around Tilije once we reach there.

Day 17: Trek to Dharapani (1,300m), Overnight in Lodge

When we reach Dharapani on our trek today, we meet the Annapurna Circuit trekking trail. We reach Thonje village to check out the Manaslu Circuit trekking and walk further to Dharapani to stay overnight. When we reach Dharapani, we can meet trekkers adventuring on the Annapurna circuit trekking trail. We can wander around for a while once we reach our overnight destination for the day.

Day 18: Trek to Besi Sahar (760m), Overnight in Lodge

We are going to bring our trekking journey to the end today. When we reach Besi Sahar today, we will be completing the last leg of our trekking journey. It is an easy day of trekking that goes past beautiful villages of Tal, Jagat, Bahundanda etc. before reaching Besi Sahar. Once we reach Besi Sahar, we can take some leisurely time to explore around this beautiful town that is the headquarters of Lamjung district. We relax and celebrate the completion of the trek.

Day 19: Drive back to Kathmandu, Check in Hotel

Day 20: Departure Day

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