Larkya Peak (6,249m) is located in the Manaslu Himal in the western part of Nepal. It is a least climbed trekking peak till this date and permits have only been started issuing to climb this peak since 2002. It is more challenging climbing peak involving higher level ice and glacier climb. Larkya Peak climbing requires one more camp beyond base camp (total two climbing days). From the top of Larkya peak, you can enjoy panoramic views of Himalayan peaks such as Manaslu, Himlung Himal, Ganesh Himal, Annapurna, and other Tibetan mountain ranges etc. The total length of the climbing expedition is of three weeks from starting to ending in Kathmandu.
The trail continues northward passing through many villages of the Tibetan origin. These villages offer an opportunity to explore their Tibetan customs and cultures and you can visit monasteries and observe prayer flags, prayer wheels and prayer walls over there.
Arrive at the Tribhuwan international airport where you will be welcomed by our representative and transferred to your hotel. This day is simply an arrival day and there will no organized activities. So you will have some free time to relax or walk around for local sights. A pre-departure meeting will be held early evening and you will be introduced with your trekking guide. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.
Your guide will meet you at your hotel in the morning to begin your city tour of Kathmandu. You will visit the Boudhanath temple, the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal, Pashupatinath, a Hindu pilgrimage site, and possibly view cremation ceremonies along the banks of the Bagmati River. Continue on to Patan Durbar Square to take in ancient Nepalese architecture and end your tour with a lunch. After that you will view ancient Nepalese art in the Patan museum. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Early in the morning we will drive out of Kathmandu, following the Kathmandu-Pokhara national highway. From Mugling we head towards the Gorkha bazaar which is famous for the history of Shah dynastry. From Gorkha Bazaar we will further drive to Arughat, the starting point of our trek. Overnight at lodge.
After breakfast at the lodge the stone paved trail leads towards north of the valley along the bank of the river. You will pass through rice terraced fields on the route. You will enjoy your walk through Nepal’s ethnic villages and few waterfalls. Overnight at lodge.
Today, your day starts with few ascents and descents from Gairichap towards north of the valley. You will pass through Sal forest. After short walk on the bank of the river, the rocky trail leads uphill climb to Thala for overnight stay.
We make early start trekking. We ascend the narrow ridge and take the narrow, stony trail to the the ridge, and cross a pass.From the top of the ridge you will enjoy panoramic mountain views along with herds of sheep grazing on the grassy hillsides.The rhododendrons are blooming brilliantly, in many hues of pink and red, around us, providing great photographic opportunity with the snow-peaks in the background. Another one or two hours of walking brings us down to a large Gurung village called Laprak. Here, we can explore the village; take a walk downhill and look into some of the houses, smeared symbolic murals on the mud-brick walls. Overnight at lodge.
We descend through Laprak’s maze of village paths and then to the river. After crossing a very rickety suspension bridge, we climb up, past terraced fields .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 route is easy. While walking we enjoy the views of the Manaslu Himal, Kutang Himal and Shringi Himal to the north We climb up the rocky steps just before the long suspension bridge to Khorlabeshi .En route we can see the local women weaving straw mattresses in the village. Overnight at lodge
Today we make a gentle uphill climb through the woods with spectacular waterfalls, and cross an old, wooden suspension bridge. We cross the river on a long, new suspension bridge and climb high on stone steps before we reach Jagat, the entrance to the Manaslu Conservation National Park. It is worth wandering around this beautiful village. Overnight at lodge.
We trek through small villages, cross the Budhigandaki river bridge and reach the place called Philim which is the entry point of Manaslu Conservation Area Project (MCAP) where we show our permits and continue the trek. We trek through the narrow Budhigandaki valley between the two high hills and forest. Then, we reach Pewa which is located nearby river. Stay overnight at lodge.
We cross the Budhi Gandaki after a short walk from Deng and follow the north bank and then climb to Rana at 1980m. Then, we head west up the Budhi Gandaki valley. En route we cross various streams and rivers and drop down the Sringi Valley. After few ascents and descents through forests, we past mani walls and then continue our trek until we reach Ghap for overnight stay.
After breakfast the trail leads through the river upstream and dense forest. After crossing the river at an impressive spot where it thunders down a narrow gorge, the forest becomes less dense and the trail is fine again. It is a pleasant walk up to Namru village. On the way you can see beautiful Himalayan peaks. Then, the trail leads towards barley terraces which gives you perfect trekking experience of the day. You will enjoy excellent views of Ganesh Himal and finally we will reach to Lho. Overnight at lodge.
The trail leads through the shady forest which is an excellent walk where you will enjoy the natural beauty of the valley including Snow Peak Mountains and peaks. A short climb to get to Shyala village and pass a large chorten. When we look down from higher elevation we will see where two rows of houses form the main part of Sama. At the far end of the village, overlooking the valley stands the well-known monastery of Sama. Stay overnight at Samagaon.
We trek up the valley which opens out with quite extensive pastures and magnificent view of the snowy peaks to the north. On the southern lies the Manaslu Himal and Simang Himal range with its array of over 7000m peaks. The trek is pleasant walking through the fir and rhododendrons forest .Overnight at lodge.
Acclimatization day at Samdo .We spend two nights at Samdo to help acclimatization. It is worthwhile to walk around to glimpse of superb views of Mt .Manaslu and Larkya Peak.
After an early start, we soon reach the ablation valley on the left side of the Larke Glacier with impressive views of Cho Danda and Larkya Peak. We continue walking along glacial moraine and start making the gradual ascent to the summit of the Larkya pass. From the top, we will see panoramic view of Himlung Himal, Cheo Himal, Kang Guru and Annapurna 2. On the descent the trail follows the top of the moraine to the west and makes a set of steep, rough switchbacks as it crosses the moraine then descends more gently on snow to a grassy moraine. Depending on the conditions if ice is piled up along the trail, then crampons and ice axe are advisable for the descent. The trail now becomes easier to follow and reaches a small meadow. The valley becomes wider as the trail heads down to a large meadow, past a mani wall and a small rest house.
After a successful summit at Larkya Peak, we gently descend following the trail over snow and scree, to reach to Larcia. Further an hour descent on a moraine ridge we reach to Tambuche at 3,900m and with a short distance walk we finally arrive at Bhimthang a lovely place on a broad and level valley with a number of mani walls and deserted house. Overnight at lodge.
After leaving the grazing fields of Bhimtang, we cross a boulder-strewn river and walk down through forests of brilliantly blooming rhododendron, past the green pasture. We trek along the rocky river-bed and sliding hill-sides to several small, green villages at lower altitudes. Eventually, after a somewhat long but very scenic day walk, we reach the large village of Dharapani for overnight stay at lodge.
If you are still fit and feel good you can continue walking down to Besisahar .If you feel tired, we will drive you to Besisahar. Overnight at lodge
After breakfast we will drive you to Katmandu by private vehicle and transfer to the hotel.
On this pleasant day you may have a full day at leisure either relax at hotel or explore around Thamel. Or, you may do your last minute shopping for souvenirs or gift to your family, friends or relatives.
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