The Larkya Peak lies in the Manaslu range of Gorkha district. It is in the altitude of 6249 m.This peak is very attractive and is difficult to climb. From this peak we have the wonderful panoramic view of various beautiful mountains. This peak is rarely climbed till now. This trek follows Arughat to Budi Gandaki River valley. We trial northward through many villages of the Tibetan, Gurung, Magar origin which offers an opportunity to explore their customs and cultures etc. This peak is rocky and icy. March to May and September to December is regarded as the best seasons to climb this peak. It only arranges camping basic.
High Altitude Sherpa can organize your all-inclusive 13/15 days Larkya Peak Climbing and Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho lake. You will be required to get a Peak Climbing permit and Annapurna conservation Area Project entrance fee, Trekking Management System Card before departing on trek. all mountaineering permits need to be arranged through a travel or trekking agency. it is not allowed to apply individually for peak climbing. in addition you need to have a special Restricted Area Permit which costs $70 per week and trekkers must travel in a group of two with a licensed guide requires special permit for trekking.
BEST SESSION TO VISIT NEPAL
Autumn Session: September – November
The autumn months of mid-September, October and November are known for being Nepal’s mountaineering and the best time to go trekking. The monsoon rains have cleared the sky with outstanding the views are often remarkable. The valleys are still green and the weather is trifling so trekking is far more pleasurable at this time.
Winter Session : December – February
Winter season is usually snowfall at higher elevations in Himalayas. Though it gets colder in night, often it offers the clear day/blue sky and comparatively less trekkers on the trail. Winter Treks like Ghorepani pun hill trek, Mardi Himal trek, Everest base camp, Annapurna Panorama, Annapurna Sanctuary, Everest base and Langtang reason treks are always comfortable to trek even in winter season.
Spring Session: March – May
Spring is the best trekking season for the trekking and mountaineering in Nepal. Weather is mostly perfect and temperature is moderate which offers beautiful views without any obstruction. Spring collects beautiful flowers, plants and rare animals Walking is also very much suitable during this season.
Summer Session: June – August
Though summer collects heavy monsoon rainfall it is very much clear to trek around upper and lower Mustang, lower and upper Dolpo and Nar- Phu valley since they are rain shadow areas. Tibet is much more favorable for Tibet trek. Everest, Langtang and Annapurna are always comfortable to trek even in summer season.
Training and Climbing Approach
We spend couple of nights at base camp for proper acclimatization before we head to the higher camps. Upon arrival at base camp, we organize climbing training covering climbing techniques, glacier travel, rope fixing, ascending, descending, safety techniques, abseiling, belaying. We climb couple of times on our acclimatization hike to test your climbing skills before we head out on our attempt to Larkya Peak.
Climbing and Team Composition
The expedition leads by an English Speaking high altitude experience guide. All climbing Sherpa guide have inclusive knowledge of wilderness medical training and they are competent to deal with the normal medical issues. This arrangement ensure that if anybody in the group get sick, the trip can still go ahead as planned for the rest of the group. In a group size of 4-5 people, two assistant guides, it is depend number of client where and how difficult you climbing peak.
Physical Condition & Experience Requirements
Previous rock and ice climbing, high altitude over 5000 m experiences will be an asset. Experience of walking on Glacier with crampon and using ascending, descending device in mountain. on the day of summit will be required to walk 6-7 hours ascending and descending. The climbers need to feel confident and comfortable ascending or descending on fixed ropes along the steep technical terrain. It is important for medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases to consult their doctors before taking the trip.
Day 1: Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu.
High altitude Sherpa Trekking Company Airport Representative will meet you outside the Terminal Hall. Transfer to hotel brief you about tomorrow’s activities and collect your needed documents for our official needs. introduce with your trekking guide check the requirements and briefing about the larkey peak each day program. O/N at hotel.
Day 2: Exploration Day in Kathmandu & trekking preparation.
A government registered city guide will take you on a ride through several World Heritage Sites inside Kathmandu which include Pashupatinath Temple Complex, Bouddhanath Stupa, and Swayambhunath Stupa. The tour on the second day concludes with a visit to medieval Kathmandu Durbar Square premises which holds sites like Basantapur Museum and home of Living Goddess- Kumari. check equipment in evening. O/n at hotel.
Day 3: Drive to Soti Khola (530m): 8 hours.
Away from the Kathmandu, you will set Long to drive to Soti Khola with an altitude of 530 m, after crossing the thin trail through the rustic village, along with terraced fields of Budhi Gandaki. The trail will go off at the back of Budi Gandaki, passing complicated land, the plentiful waterway at the core of the village. O/n at hotel.
Day 4: Trek to Machha Khola (890m): 7 hours.
On the following day, you will move to Machha Khola (890m), after spending a night in Soti Khola. You will stumble upon numerous stars and descend. Then, Moving to the direction from the valley the trail will take you to downward, onto the banks of the river to the village of Machhakhola where you will get to view the Ganesh Himal. O/n at hotel.
Day 5: Trek to Jagat (1,350m): 6-7 hours.
On the following day, you will move into the forest of a miniature section, you will turn up at the demanding tea house placed at Doban. It is a benefit to experience the rapids at Budhi Gandaki. You will cross the suspension bridge over the river at Lauri and then get prepared to put off upon a renowned trail to the lowland of Jagat (1,350m). O/n at hotel.
Day 6: Trek to Deng (1,800m): 5 hours.
Crossing the summit of a spectacular gorge and incoming the mostly not in use area of pine trees proceeding to drop to a trail associating at New Bridge, you will subsequent the trail towards the left Ghap, the Budhi Gandaki and after that in going into its thin gorge on the variable trail crossing the river. After a suspension bridge, the trail comes in a bamboo forest and soar up to the village of Deng (1,800m), taking 5 hours. O/n at hotel.
Day 7: Trek to Gho (2,490 m): 6 hours.
Leaving Deng you will move to Gho with an altitude of 2,490 meters. From Deng you will be taking go up and the trek will take almost 4 hours. O/n at hotel.
Day 8: Trek to Lho gaon (3,180m): 4 hours.
Ascending steadily from the earlier trek today you will start to Lho Gaon. Lho gaon is positioned at an altitude of 3,180 meters taking only 4 hours. O/n at hotel.
Day 9: Trek to Samagaon (3,360m) :4 hours.
On the following day passing the bridge above the Numla Khola which exhausts the Pungyen Glacier from the Manaslu, it demonstrates the way to Pungyen gompa. The central element of Samagaon is formed all through the two rows of houses fascinating 4 hours. Samagaon is to be found at an elevation of 3,360 meters. O/n at hotel.
Acclimatization day: to Adjust your body with height:
We spent this day fully exploring the main place of Samagaon for best views of Manaslu, Ganesh Himal & Dhaulagiri mountains range, also we will spend our time with their local people. hiking around the hill and visit the monastery.O/n at hotel.
Day 11: Trek to Samdu (3,780m): 3 hours.
This is the day allocated for Samdo (3,780 m). So, after breakfast, you will head towards it. In the afternoon, you will able for the perspective on the Pana Danda. You can even move to Samdo Peak, to be found in the Northeast, presenting gracious peak of Manaslu. O/n at hotel.
Day 12: Trek to Dharmasala (4,390m): 4 hours.
From Samdo you will go in the following way to Dharmasala.From Dharmasala you can be seen the lofty mountains like Cheo Himal, Annapurna II, and Himlung. O/n at hotel.
Day 13: Trek from Dharamsala to Larkya-La( 5160m): 5-6 hours.
Climb steadily over the ridge behind Dharamsala and beside the large lateral moraine of the Larke Glacier. The climb is not difficult but it is long and rocky underfoot, particularly as you top the moraine. Look for cairns and metal snow poles which assist route finding. Descend past four frozen lakes and make a final tiring climb to the left up to Larkya-La (5100m), marked by prayer flags. It takes about 4-5hrs to reach the pass and it can be very cold and windy with a risk of exposure if under-equipped or ill. The peaks to the west are Himlung (7126m) near Tibet and Kang Guru (6981 and Annapurna II (7937m) in the Annapurna Range. O/ n at hotel.
Day 14: Trek from Larkya-La to High Camp 5600m/4-5hours, stay overnight at tented camp.
Day 15: Summit to Larkya Peak 6249m and back to High Camp 5600m, stay overnight at tented camp
Day 16: Dharamsala /Larkya la pass(5140m) to Bhimthang (3,660m) :9 hours.
Bimthang with an altitude of 3,660 meters is a village which can be used for taking rest. Beneath the Larkya Bazaar, you will trek to Bimthang which is, in fact, a widespread value all the way through plentiful numbers of stone walls and unfilled houses. Trek to Bimthang is not as simple trek if we consider 9 hours of broad trek. O/n at hotel.
Day 17:Trek to Tilije (2,300m) :5 hours.
On the following day, you will shift to Trek Tilije(2300m) with 5 hours of delightful trek. Trekking to Tilije will make you contented as in contrast to previous day the trek has compact for 3 hours. Tilije is situated at an elevation of 2,300 meters and will tell again you that you are almost to the end of the trek. O/n at hotel.
Day 18: Trek to Dharapani and catch Jeep to Besi shar (1,430m): 7 hours. O/n at hotel.
Day 19: Drive to Besisahar (760 m) and Kathmandu (1,300 m): 6 hours.O/n at hotel.
Day 20: Departure to international airport:
Generally 3 hours before your flight time to get Kathmandu airport is needed in Nepal. So you transfer you to Kathmandu airport for your own destination.
Member Personal Equipment
S.No: Particular. Qty
(1) : Summit shoe La Sportiva Olympus monts Evo – 1
(2) : Crampon – 1
(3) : Summit Glove (Mitten) – 1
(4) : Normal gloves – 2
(5) : Summit Snow goggles – 1
(6) : Glacier glasses – 1
(7) : Ice axe – 1
(8) : Harness & tapsling – 1
(9) : Jumer – 1
(10) : Carabiners (normal) – 3
(11) : Down filled Mattress – 1
(12) : Summit socks – 2
(13) : Normal socks – 6
(14) : Climbing bag (40 ltr) – 1
(15) : Helmet – 1
(16) : Down jacket – 1
(17) : Down trouser – 1
(18) : 8 finger / descender – 1
(19) : Headlamp (Icon or Spot) – 1
(20) : Gore-tex jacket – 1
(21) : Gore-tex trouser – 1
(22) : Fleece liner gloves – 3
(23) : Screw Gate Carabiner – 2
(24) : Balaclava (windstopper) – 1
(25) : Thermos bottle – 1
(26) : Base layer – 2
(27) : Swise Knife -1
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Can I add extra days to my trip ?
High altitude Sherpa can add days at your request with additional costs to cover guides, porters, accommodation and food. If you are in private or solo trip it would be possible as your itinerary is very flexible or if you were in-group then this option would be limited so please make sure
Do I need to tip my guide and porters? How much would that be ?
This is a difficult thing to scale. The level of the tip should reflect the level of satisfaction from and personal involvement with your guide. However peak bonus normally $.200 $.300 for high altitude sherps guide.
If you are Going Trekking and Climbing in Nepal, you Should Carry the Complete Medic kit.
1. Povidone-iodine cream –1 tube.
– Antiseptic cream.
2. Cotton- 1 roll.
– For dressing wounds.
3. Dressing gauze – 5 pcs.
– For dressing.
4. Crepe bandage – 2.
– Sprains and strains,also great as a sling for arm fractures.
5. Band- aid – 10.
6. Dressing tape – 1.
– Great not just for dressing but falsifier mild soft tissue injuries especially in the knee and ankles.
7. Moleskin second skin- 1 packet:
– Great for treating chaffing and blisters.
Finger Pulse Oximeter:
1.Normal arterial oxygen is Approximately 75 to 100 millimeters of mercury (mmHg).
2.Values fewer than 60 mm Hg usually indicate the need for supplemental oxygen.
3. Normal pulse oximeter readings usually range from 95 to 100 percent.
4.Values under 90 percent are considered low.
8. Paracetamole 300mg -20 tablets:
– For mild headaches.
9. Ibuprofen 400mg -10 taplets:
– To relieve moderate to severe pain.
10.Throat lozenges -20:
– For cough and sore throat. Given the cold dry mountain air,it is a good idea it have one in your mouth even without any discomfort.
11. Decongestant -10 tablets:
– For nausea congestion. Non-drowsy kinds like pseudo ephedrine recommended.
12. Antihistamine -10 tablets:
– For allergies.
13. Antiemetic -10 tablets:
– To control the vomit and nausea.
14. Azithromycin 500mg –10 tablet:
– For bacterial diarrhea.
15. Omeprazole 200mg -10 tablets:
– For minor gastric upsets and acidity.
16. Tinidazole 200 mg -3 taplats(500mg -12 tablets):
– For giardia and amoebic diarrhea.
17. Acetazolamide 250 mg -20 tablets:
– For helping with acclimataization and treating mild AMS.
18. Dexamethasone 400mg -10 tablets:
– To be used only under expert supervision to treat AMS.
19. Nifedipine 60mg – 10 tablets:
– To be use only under expert supervision to treat HAPE.
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