Larkya peak 6249 m

Trip Highlights

  • Trek through ethnic Communities and Fascinating Cultural Experience of the remote Mountains Various Views of bio-diversity and Natural Scenery.
  • Climbing Larke Peak (6,249m) Trekking over Larke La Pass 5,160m, Mani walls and Civilizations are best for Cultural Exploration.

Trip Overview

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.

Detail Itinerary

 

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.

Equipment List

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

FAQ

What is the best season for this trekking and peak climbing ?

  • Peak climbing and trekking season extends from mid- September to May. From early September, the monsoon rains decrease. By end of September through to December the weather is usually stable with mild to warm days, cold nights. February, March, April, May, June, October, November, December are the best time to do peak climbing and trek. From July to mid-September is raining season in Nepal.

 

Do we require peak climbing and mountaineering permit ?

  • Yes you obtain the climbing permit, all mountaineering permits need to be arranged through a travel or trekking agency; it is not allowed to apply individually for peak climbing. You will need to fill in a bio-data form and pass this to your agency. You can do this online and add your signature and photograph to the form when you are in Kathmandu. The Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) is authorized to issue a trekking peak climbing permit for 33 peaks up to 6500 m and climbing permits for other peaks are obtained from Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation.

 

Do I need any prior climbing experience ?

  •  Peak climbing involves trekking as well as climbing with all the expedition equipment. Previous rock climbing and high altitude trekking experiences will still be an asset.Though previous. High altitude sherpa guide will organize a basic climbing training in every base camp of mountain. Training will mostly be about using climbing gears such as ropes, ice pick, harness, crampon and climbing equipment.

 

How long do we walk and climb each day ?

  • This is best measured in time – about 5 to 7 hours for each full day (or 10-15 km) in hilly terrain. In the morning we walk from 8-11 am and in the afternoon from 1-3 or 4 pm1/2-day or full day for rest is planned for each trek over 8 days in length. We wake up early today at around 1 to 2 am and have our breakfast before beginning our climb. Summit day normally 4/5 hours climbing and It is important we reach the summit before noon because in the afternoon the strong winds in the high lands might become a barrier for a successful summit.

 

Are there a minimum and a maximum number for your groups ?

  • We cater to all group sizes, while maintaining the field staff ratio to give you the best quality and experience high altitude Sherpa guide.

 

Can I obtain the visa for Nepal upon arrival at the airport ?

  • YES, you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 30 days can be obtained by paying US40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100.

 

What essential documents do I need to bring with me on tours?

  • Please bring a copy of your travel insurance, a copy of your passport and 3 photos (passport size) with you for your trip to Nepal. You would need photos for permits.

 

Will somebody come to pick me up at the Airport upon my arrival ?

  • Yes, our airport representative will be there to greet you at the airport. high altitude sherpa will be displaying high altitude sherpa  sign-board. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel.

 

What sort of accommodation can I expect in Kathmandu and in trekking ?

  • We use standard rooms at three tourist stander hotels in Kathmandu with breakfast included. Along the trekking routes, teahouses/lodges generally provide basic clean facilities with a mattress and a quilt or blanket. The lodges in trekking routes usually provide single and double rooms, or occasionally a dormitory. At times when possible, dining will be around a born fire. In tea houses, food will be prepared in the kitchen, which you should not enter without permission.

 

Are the food and water safe to eat and drink ? 

  • Hygiene when trekking generally has improved extensively over the last ten years. local trekking guide knowledge to choose the lodges, which maintain a high standard of hygiene. Each day dinner and breakfast will be at a lodge you’ll stay at while for the lunch you would be stopping by on the way where you can order your meals as per your choice. Guide will help you to stop by at best possible places to eat. Most lodges serve boiled and filtered water, which is generally safe, we suggest a drop of iodine to be totally sure. We discourage the purchase of bottled water for the obvious environmental reasons. Please bring a water bottle with you, which you can refill.

 

How much additional money do I need per day ?

  • It depends on your spending habits. Generally, in Kathmandu, you can allocate USD 10 to USD 15 for a lunch and a dinner. USD 15 to USD 18 per person a day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, pay for the hot shower and a few drinks during the trekking. Please note, higher you go the things would be expensive especially at higher altitude; all the goods are supplied either by helicopter, horse, mules or porters therefore the things are expensive.

 

What mode of transportation do you use ?

  • Depending on the nature of the travel, the transportation to and from the destination varies from domestic flights to vehicular transportation to even piggy back rides on mules and yaks.

 

Do we book our own international flights to and from Nepal ?

  • Yes, you need to book your own International flights. We are a local agent and it would cost you significantly higher to book through us.

 

Is there any communication while we are on trekking ?

  • There are telephones in some villages along the trekking routes from which you can make international calls. All our guides carry mobile with local sim card and easily you can buy on arrival time in airport. Also we have kept a satellite phone which has poor connection for the network of phones. Our guide’s use it during the case of emergency and also clients can use them by paying its rental fee.

 

Can I use credit cards in the places I visit  ?

  • Major credit cards are accepted in all places but you need to pay 4% extra as bank levy, which might make cash transaction is highly recommended. Please change the currency in local Nepali Rupees before you go to the mountains. Especially in the Everest trail, ATM would be available only in Namche Bazer and relying on it is not a better idea as you never know when things stops working. Also, if you try to exchange your foreign currency there you would be getting very less exchange rates.

 

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.

Cost Included

  • Airports pick and drop by private Car
  •  Accommodation Kathmandu with bed and break fast
  • All land transportation as per itinerary
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu with guide by privet car
  • Larkya la peak climbing permit
  • Manaslu conservation area entry Permit and Tims card
  • All accommodation in Tea houses and tented camps as per the itinerary
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trip
  • Experienced high altitude guide and staff and porters services
  • Transportation, meals, accommodation, allowance, equipment and insurance for all the staff including climbing guide
  • Trekking camping equipment and Climbing Gear
  • Fixed rope for climbing
  • Certificate of peak
  • Farewell dinner with typical Nepali culture

Cost Not Include

  • International flight airfare (from and to Kathmandu).
  • Nepali Visa fee US$ 40 per person for 30 days (to be applied for 60 days (USD$ 100).
  • Lunch & dinner In during the stay in Kathmandu city (also in case of early return from Trekking than the scheduled itinerary).
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from Trekking (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.)
  • Travel and high altitude insurance, accident, medical & emergency evacuation.
  •  Medical Insurance and emergency rescue evacuation cost if required.
  • Personal Expenses Telephone, Internet, battery recharge, shower, Laundry, any Alcoholic beverages, beer, coke, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking Gears & Equipment.
  •  internet Service during the trek in not included.
  •  $20/$25 used for extra porter per day (If extra porter demanded).
  • Tips:  Tips for Guide, porters and staffs.
  • Extra: Any other services or activities, which are not mentioned in the itinerary.

First Aid

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.

 

 


Medication:

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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Quick Facts

  •   Destination: Nepal-Manaslu Region
  •  Activities: Trekking- Mountaineering
  •   Trip Grade: Strenuous
  •   Departure from: Kathmandu
  •   Arrival on: Kathmandu
  •  Best Seasons: Spring - Autumn
  •   Accomodation: B/B plan in Kathmandu
  •   Transportation: Tourist Bus

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