Larkya Peak, also known as Cheo Himal, is a peak in the Nepalese Himalayas. The peak is located in the Manaslu Conservation Area in the Gorkha District of Nepal. Larkya Peak was first climbed by a Japanese expedition in 1952.
Larkya Peak has an elevation of 6,249 meters (20,501 ft) and is a part of the Larkya Range. The peak is located about 10 kilometers (6.2 mi) east of the summit of Mount Manaslu.
The easiest route to the summit is the northwest ridge, which is accessed from the Bimthang Valley. The climb is considered to be moderate in difficulty and requires some experience with glacier travel.
Larkya Peak is a stunning trek through the Himalayas. Guides who are highly trained and experienced will help you reach your goals. They are good at predicting what climbers can handle, making sure that everyone has a great experience.
Few people have climbed Larkya Peak, and those who have say it is one of the best Himalayan climbing peaks in Nepal. This route provides an unrivaled experience, making it a hidden gem for those looking to explore Nepal.
Trip Duration: 19 Days
Maximum Altitude: 6,249 meters
Difficulty Level: Moderate
Suitable Trekking Season: Spring/Autumn
Trekking Mode: Camping/Lodges
1. Larkya Peak Expedition offers views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains. You can also see the Langtang Himal range, Himalchuli, Boudha Himal, Ganesh Himal, and Mt Manaslu.
2. The Larkya La Pass, which is 5160 meters high, is a part of the Larkya Peak Trekking. The views of the surrounding mountains and valleys are beautiful and sacred.
3. There are many different cultures and traditions in Nepal that you can learn about.
4. This peak is an easy climb and it will help you prepare for other, more difficult mountains.
Larkya Peak is climbable from March to May or September to December, depending on the weather. Some more experienced climbers may want to attempt it during the off-season, but there are no recommended dates for safe, established climbs in the milder months of Spring and Autumn.
For Larkya peak climbing, a climbing permit, restricted permit, Manaslu conservation area project permit (MCAP) are all required. However, if we trek back to Kathmandu via Larkya La Pass, we must acquire an Annapurna conservation permit (ACAP).
Well, the price for the permit differs according to the trekking seasons such as $250 during March-April-May, $125 during Sept-Oct-Nov, $70 on other months.
As the trek progresses into rural areas with limited transportation options, the choices for meals and lodging become fewer. The Nepalese national dinner, dal bhat, is one of the meals provided during the treks.
You can, nevertheless, eat noodles, soup, tea, roti, and wheat bread at the teahouses and lodges. Similarly, while talking about the accommodation on the trek, you will find pleasant lodges and hotels with a greater number of people at lower altitudes.
As you climb higher up among the few people, the lodges you may anticipate are a tiny room with twin beds, a mattress and blankets for each person, and a shared toilet.
When trekking, it’s always a good idea to bring a sleeping bag to keep yourself warm and comfortable while sleeping.
There are a lot of different ways to communicate with people. You can use the internet or a satellite phone. For example, if you want to call your friends or relatives, you can use a satellite phone for which you will be charged $3 per minute.
One porter can carry 25 kilograms of luggage up a hill, down a slope, or over difficult terrain. This will depend on how difficult and high the altitude of the route is.
As soon as you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, our airport representative will be there to greet you. You’ll be driven to the hotel in a chauffeur-driven car. Stay overnight at a 4-star hotel in Kathmandu.
On this date, we’ll visit the Swayambhunath and Boudhanath stupa. We will spend the entire day driving you around Kathmandu Valley in our private vehicle with an expert tour guide.
We can see how the culture in Tibet has been influenced by art and customs. We will also go to Pashupatinath Temple, which is a famous Hindu temple. We’ll finish with an evening at a 4-star hotel in Kathmandu.
After a hearty breakfast, you board a land cruiser and head to Soti Khola. You’ll travel along the Budhi Gandaki River to the north and traverse Morder and Simre settlements.
There will be a bumpy and winding dirt track drive of around 6-7 hours. Stay the night at a lodge in Soti Khola.
Today you travel on a small, rocky path next to Soti Khola. There are several waterfalls on the way. After you pass the rice fields, you arrive in Gurung village Lapubesi.
Then, continue on past the sandy riverbed and stone ridges to Machha Khola. Trek until you reach the settlement of Khorlabesi. This day’s trek should take around 5-6 hours. In Khorlabesi, spend the night at a lodge.
Today we’ll visit the Tatopani hot springs resort. This is a popular place that is also known for its thermal baths. After relaxing, we’ll continue our journey along the cliffs.
We drive over a huge suspension bridge over the Budhi Gandaki River. We then go up to Dobhan via a narrow valley. We will arrive at Jagat and enjoy the gentle ups and downs along the river. We spent the night at a hotel in Jagat.
We will see the Shringi Himal mountain before descending to Sirdibas. As we approach Rocky Ridge, we will go to Salleri. The route goes across the left bank of the river to Philim’s largest huge suspension bridge.
We will continue ahead until we reach Tsum Valley and Nupri. The next day, we will reach Deng, where we will stay overnight at a resort.
We will now walk up the hill to Rana and then onward to Bhi, passing through several canyons on our way. The path crosses Sarang Khola before narrowing in on the Ghap valley.
On our route, we will see many Mani walls and prayer flags. This trail is interesting because we will experience the culture of Tibetans in their natural environment.
We will journey across a few walls, fields, and houses before entering the forest. The route rises gradually to Lihi and then Sho. We may take a walking stroll among the stupas and monastery leading to Samagaon.
We will go past several tall Mani walls and many prayer flags on our way to Samagaon. We will arrive there after going through many tall mountains. We will stay in a hotel overnight in Samagaon.
Today we will get used to the higher elevation. We will adapt to the climate because we have gained a lot of height and our journey is still going above 3000 meters.
Today we will hike to the Manaslu Base Camp and see the amazing views of the mountains in the Manaslu province. Then we will return to Samagaon and spend the night in a lodge there.
Today we will walk along with the Birendra Tal beneath the Manaslu Glacier. The trail begins by going through juniper groves, followed by a rise to a cliff overlooking tree lines.
After that, we’ll walk along the ridges and down to the Budhi Gandaki River. When we reach Samdo, we’ll spend the night in a hotel there.
We will go down the Budhi Gandaki River and pass another trail in Tibet’s countryside. After reaching a huge Mani wall, we will turn left and hike through the thick jungle.
The trail climbs up through the dense forest and past settlements along the river bank. The views of the mountain are stunning. Stay overnight in a lodge in Dharmasala.
We’ll walk through the rocky ridges of the Larke Glaciers. The trek is long and almost all of it is exposed. We’ll hike down to the four frozen lakes before heading up to Larkya-La Pass (5160 meters).
The prayer flags are displayed on the terraces with a beautiful view of Himlung (7126m), Annapurna II (7937m), and other mountains in the Annapurna Range. Spend the night at a canvas tent in Larkya Base Camp.
We will slowly start to climb today as we continue towards High Camp. The climb will be difficult because it will take us on steep trails and through narrow, rocky channels. Once we reach high Camp, we may explore the area to get used to the climate.
We will also have time to prepare for the ascent the next day. We will practice utilizing some of the climbing equipment and aids. In Larkya High Camp, we will stay in a tented camp overnight.
We will start our ascent early in the morning so that we won’t have to deal with the fierce winds that come during the middle of the day. We’ll be greeted by familiar air from the Himalayas as we reach the top of Larkya Peak, which will show us a beautiful view of the Manaslu and Annapurna ranges.
We savored the moment for a while and then we went back to High Camp. We stayed there overnight in a canvas tent.
Today we’ll trek up the lateral moraine and descend down the loose-rock route. We may be required to use a rope to go back to the grassy moraine at times.
We’ll travel across the breathtaking snowy peaks to the sandy hamlet Bimthang where we will have a chance to see the beautiful medial glacial lake called Pongkar Tal, which lies between the Pongkar and Salpudanda glaciers. In Bimthang, we’ll stay at a lodge.
We go to the Bimthang glaciers first, and then go up to the high place with rocks. This way we don’t have to worry about the rocks falling. After that, we go into the pretty woods with flowers and trees.
We will journey west by the river and then into the forests. We will cross Karche and Gurung Gho. Dharapani is our destination after we pass a huge suspension bridge. We’ll stay at a hotel in Dharapani for the night.
We will go down a trail to the river shore and cross an iron bridge. That will lead us to the Marsayangdi River. We will go up Kotro and continue onwards. We will go through a few villages and tea houses before going down into the sandy region of Tal Village.
The next adventure is to travel north along the Chyamje Trek after climbing Kanchenjunga. We will then move on to Jagat, where we will stay overnight at a lodge.
We will journey back to Kathmandu, taking in the gorgeous views of lush valleys and peaceful hamlets, then head back to the city. We’ll return you to your hotel upon arrival in Kathmandu.
The next leg of your journey is planned and waiting for you, so get out there! You may spend the rest of the day shopping or exploring the area.
Our airport representative will transport you to Tribhuvan International Airport three hours before your scheduled departure in our private vehicle.
Accommodation and meals: During tea house treks our guests pay for their food (breakfast/lunch/dinner) at the lodge while we provide guides/accommodation/necessary permits and transportation.
Climbing equipment: – (Warm down jackets, sleeping bags, warm trousers, koflach shoes, trekking shoes and sandals, perfectly fitting crampons, gaiters, jumar, gloves, sunglasses, headlight, helmet, harness belt, figure – 8.
Medical support: An emergency first aid kit is carried by the support staff at all times.
Water: Mineral waters are available at all stops during tea house treks. You can also use tap water if you choose to use water purification tablets.
Food on tea house trek: During tea house treks our guests pay for their own food (breakfast/lunch/dinner) at the lodge. It can be about USD $25 each day per person. You can choose your own meal as a menu for every tea house.
Travel Insurance is mandatory for all clients who choose to trek or climb with us. The insurance should cover you in case of emergencies like accidents, altitude sickness, and ambulance and helicopter rescue charges if required. Please carry a copy of your insurance papers while traveling in Nepal and do send us a copy as well. This will help us in making all the necessary arrangements in case of any sort of emergencies.
The spring season of March/April/May is the best for holidays in the Nepalese Himalayas. The sky and the weather are very clear and sunny in these months and the temperature is warmer. At heights below 3,500 meters, you can expect temperatures of 20 to 25 degrees during the daytime, although these will drop at night. Once above 3,500m, you should expect significant temperature drops at night and early morning, often as low as -15 degrees.
There is some rain in these months, but nothing severe and this really helps to bring out the natural colors in the varied flora and fauna, especially in the national flower of Nepal, the rhododendron.
This is the primary time for tourism in Nepal with trekkers and mountain climbers seen all across the country.
Nepal experiences its monsoon season during June, July, and August, and it can sometimes last until mid-September. Some treks are possible in mid-June before the rains really get heavy, however, visibility can be limited.
The rains bring other challenges and obstacles. Mountain flights are not so frequent, while landslides can block the roads. Trekking in mid-June is still possible but we advise against the classic treks such as Everest due to the risk of long delays at Lukla which could potentially lead to missing international flights. If this is the only season possible for you, then we recommend treks in drier parts of the country such as Upper Mustang or Upper Dolpo. We can also suggest other activities such as white water rafting or visiting the National Parks at Chitwan or Bardia.
With very similar conditions to spring, the autumn season begins in mid-September and runs to mid-December, and is also ideal for trekking. This is a long window of good visibility and so there are a wide variety of trekking options available.
This time of year is also known for its festivals, especially the Dashain festival/Tihar festival and Chhad festival. There are also long national holidays so many people return to their villages to see family, making rural Nepal even more vibrant than normal. There is little rain and the skies are mostly clear with warm weather. This does mean that the trekking routes can be quite crowded in the most popular areas so we advise booking early to avoid the disappointment of full tea houses.
The less popular trekking regions such as Manaslu, Tsum Valley, Upper Dolpo, Mustang, and Naar Phu are great alternatives for those who want to avoid the crowds at this busy time.
December to February is the winter season in Nepal. Trekking at this time is not ideal and we advise against anything that goes into thin air as snowfall is common and temperatures can be extremely low.
Trips that can be done in winter include trekking in the hills around Kathmandu, Ghorepani, Poon Hill, Nagarkot, Chitwan National Park, Bardia National Park, or experiencing a homestay in one of the local villages. The biggest positive of this time of year is the excellent sunsets and sunrises which can often be enjoyed in the rural areas.
There is something for everyone at any time of year in Nepal and the team at Peace Nepal Treks are happy to advise the most suitable for your needs.
Check-list of personal equipment:
Below is a checklist of equipment that we advise people have with them when visiting Nepal. This is a guideline only and will depend on the type of trip you are undertaking.
While we always suggest bringing your most important equipment from home, it is possible to buy or rent equipment in Kathmandu where almost all products and major brands are available, often at cheaper rates than you might find at home.
This equipment listed is prepared by our long experiences in trekking. During the treks, our porters can carry approximately 20kg in total while we recommend that any trekker carries their own day-pack that weighs between 8-12kgs which would include a camera, snacks, and drinking water for easy access.
(Warm Down Jackets, Sleeping Bags, Warm Trousers, Koflach Shoes, Trekking Shoes and Sandals, Perfectly fitting Crampons, Gaiters, Ice Axe, Jumar, Ice Screw, Rock, Picton, Snow Bar, 2 locking Carabiners, Gloves, Sun Glasses, Head Light, Helmet, Rope, Stove, Harness, Figure -8, Gore-Tex Jackets).
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