Larkya Peak Climbing
Larkya Peak Climbing

About Larkya Peak Climbing

Larkya Peak Climbing is a very satisfying climbing peak in Nepal, which is also known as Thulu Larkya La. It is a recently opened trekking peak in the exotic Manasalu region that rewards pristine natural beauty, unlike any other place. Climbing Larkya Peak is difficult and only recommend to experienced trekkers and climbers. Larkya Peak Climbing is a perfect option if you are looking for daring adventure in the Himalayas.

During the Larkya Peak Climbing, you will be traversing the Manaslu region and its diver biological diversity. Moreover, on the trail, you get to experience the ancient culture and the amazing lifestyle of the locals. The trail passes through picturesque villages offering stunning views of snow-capped Himalayan mountains like Mt. Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Annapurna Range, Himlung Himal, and many other mountains. As it is one of the less traveled trails of Nepal, you will find yourself in solitary.

To reach the Larkya Peak, you have to cross challenging Larkya La Pass. There are three summits of Larkya Peak- Sano Larky, Larkya North, and Thulu Larkya. Among them, Sano Larky & Larkya North are the false summits. To become part of this life changing journey, get in touch with us. We will help you to reach the top of Larky Peak smoothly.

Highlights of Larkya Peak Climbing

  • Scenic drive to Arughat Bazar
  • Trek through picturesque villages
  • Visit ancient monasteries
  • Observe the unique lifestyle of locals
  • Explore Manaslu Base Camp
  • Reach the top of Larkya Peak
  • Get to see stunning landscape views throughout the trail
  • Witness panoramic views of Himalayan mountains like Mt. Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Annapurna Range, Himlung Himal, etc


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Do your visa process after landing at the airport. You meet with one of our representatives at the airport terminal gate holding your nameplate. He will welcome us on behalf of us and take you to the hotel. Rest for a few hours and later meet other team members over traditional welcome dinner.  

  • Hotel
  • Welcome dinner

This day is solely dedicated to preparation for the climbing. You wake up early and go on a short guided sightseeing tour of Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhnath Stupa, and Swayambhunath. Later, in the day, you will arrange all the gears and pack your bags for the trip. Make sure to put all the necessary things and talk to your guide before finalizing the packing. 

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast only

From Kathmandu, you will take a long seven hours drive to Arughat Bazar. Enjoying countryside view along with lush green hills, you reach the starting point of the trek. 

  • Teahouse
  • BLD

Leaving Arughat Bazar behind, you will begin trekking towards Soti Khola. The trail passes through small villages and lush forests. On the way, you get to see beautiful landscape views.

  • Teahouse
  • BLD

Crossing a bridge, the trail ascends to a big rock. The trail then descends to Buri Gandaki Riverbank and continue passing through dense forests. Further, you will pass by lovely waterfalls and green valley and reach Lapu Besi. From here, the trail ascends and descends towards Machha Khola. Machha Khola will welcome you with a stunning view of the north-east side of Ganesh Himal.

  • Teahouse
  • BLD

The trail gradually ascends to Khorla Besi and passes by waterfalls. You then trek through the landslide-prone areas and reach Tatopani. Here, you will find a natural hot spring, where you can spend some quality time. Further, crossing a suspension bridge, you trek through lush forest and reach Dovan. With a few ups and downs from Dovan, you reach Jagat. 

  • Teahouse
  • BLD

You will cross the Pangaur river on a stone and log bridge. The trail then ascends and then descends to Sirdibas. Further, the trail continues and crossing another bridge over Budi Gandaki river, you climb to Phillim. From here, the trail goes along several waterfalls, lush pine forests, and small villages. Enjoying wonderful views of a narrow gorge, you reach Deng.

  • Lodge
  • BLD

Passing by many chortens and mani walls, the trail move along the field of barley, maize, and buckwheat. You descend and cross a suspension bridge, and ascend to Umbaie. From here, the trail takes you to river and crossing a suspension bridge, you reach Ghap. Further, you will cross a large bridge and ascend on a steep trail to reach Namrung.

  • Lodge
  • BLD

You will cross Budhi Gandaki river, and trek through the forest to reach Lhi. From here, the trail passes by a few small villages and lead you to Lho Gaon. Here, you will visit an ancient monastery that showcases Tibetan culture. 

  • Lodge
  • BLD

Today, the trail passes through beautiful Himalayan villages. Experiencing rich Nepali-Tibetan culture, you trek through Shyala. From here, you will follow a river and pass by various monasteries & chortens. You will then cross the ridge and reach Samagaon.

  • Lodge
  • BLD

To adjust your body to the altitude, we have added this acclimatization day. Today, you will explore the villages and go on a short two and a half hours hike to Pungyen Gompa. Located at the east face of Mt. Manasalu, you get to see tempting views from here. You will also have the option to hike to Birendra Tal and Manaslu Base Camp.

  • Lodge
  • BLD

Today is a short trekking day. You continue walking along grassy kharka and cross a stream. The trail moves towards Kermo Kharka. On the way, you get to enjoy superb views of Manaslu. Further, the trail ascends and descends to a river. Crossing a bridge, you will climb and reach Samdo.

  • Lodge
  • BLD

The trail descends and crossing Gyala Khola over a bridge, you ascend to a large pile of mani stones. The trail further ascends to Larkya La Phedi and continues climbing towards Larkya La Base Camp. On the way, you get to see beautiful landscapes and striking views of Mt. Manaslu. 

  • Camp
  • BLD

From base camp, you gradually head towards High Camp. The crew will set up the camps. Before the final ascend, your guide will give you small training of proper uses of gears. On the final climbing day, you wake up early in the morning and begin ascending towards Larkya La Peal. The route the summit will involve a few technical parts that you will cross with the help of your guide. Upon reaching the top of the peak, you get to see excellent views of several Himalayan mountains. Later, you will descend to the base camp following the same route. 

  • Camp
  • BLD

Leaving base camp behind, the trail descends to Dharmashala. You trek through small villages enjoying wonderful landscape views. 

  • Lodge
  • BLD

Today, the trail further descends to Bhimthang. It is going to be a long trekking day. You pass through several villages and forested paths. 

  • Lodge
  • BLD

You continue trekking through ablation valley and ascends to a ridge over a lateral moraine. From here, you descend through lush forests of rhododendron and pine and reach Kharche. The trail then gradually ascends to Tilije and dropdown. Crossing a suspension bridge over Marsyangdi River, you trek and reach Dharapani.

  • Lodge
  • BLD

The trail descends along the Marsyangdi river and leads us to an iron bridge. From here, you ascend to Kotro and continue trekking. Further, the trail descends to Tal village and continue towards Chyamje. You then trek and reach Jagat. 

  • Lodge
  • BLD

After having breakfast, you hop on a jeep and drive back to Kathmandu. On the way, you pass by many settlement areas and get to see the beautiful landscapes. Upon reaching Kathmandu, you move to the hotel.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast & lunch

Today, you have a full day to yourself. You can visit the monuments that you missed last time. Explore the vibrant streets of Thamel and shop souvenirs to take back with yourself. In the evening, you will have a farewell dinner organized by the company.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast & farewell dinner

You will check-out of the hotel, and one of our team members will drop you at the Airport as per your flight departure time. 

    Good to Know

    Why go on Larkya Peak Climbing with us?

    We provide authentic service. Our itinerary is well-planned and guided by professional climbers who have summited Larkya Peak. We are a team of active climbers and mountaineers who have climbed many peaks including the world's highest mountain, Everest. While traveling with us, you will be in a safe hand. We are fully aware of all the issues that may arise during the climbing, therefore we are fully prepared for all the issues.

    Larkya Peak Climbing route

    Larkya Peak Climbing begins with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Arughat Bazar. From here, you trek through dense forests and villages like Soti Khola, Machha Khola, Jagat, Deng, and Namrung. The trail then gradually ascends through a lush forest and takes you to Lho Gaon. From here onwards, you trek Manaslu Base Camp via Sama Gaon for acclimatization and continue trekking towards Larkya La Base Camp. Further, walking on the rugged snowy path, you reach the top of Larkya Peak. Spend some time here, and descend to Dharmashala. You the trek through more villages and reach back to Jagat from where you drive to Kathmandu.

    Best time to go Larkya Peak Climbing

    March, April, May, October, and November are the most preferable months to go on Larkya Peak Climbing. These months comprise Spring and Autumn, two lovely seasons of the year. The views are stunning, and the climate is moderate. Plus, the stable weather, which is the main factor that determines the success of the trip are found in these months. Winter and Monsoon is not a good time to go on Larkya Peak Climbing.

    Larkya Peak Climbing difficulty

    Larkya Peak Climbing is a strenuous peak to climb and marked as group 'A' expedition by Nepal Mountaineering Association. You have to be prepared both physically and mentally to climb this peak. This is one of the most isolated parts of Nepal, which makes the journey even more challenging. The route to the summit involves technical climbing, which demands strong stamina and will-power. To climb Larkya Peak, you should have previous trekking and climbing experience.

    Altitude Sickness Symptoms & Prevention

    As Larkya Peak Climbing is a high altitude journey, the chances of altitude sickness always remain high. It is very important to adjust your body with the altitude for successful climbing, therefore we have included ample rest days in our itinerary.

    Below you can read about symptoms and prevention of altitude sickness:

    Symptoms of altitude sickness:-

    • headache
    • nausea and vomiting
    • dizziness
    • tiredness
    • loss of appetite
    • shortness of breath

    Prevention of altitude sickness:-

    • Include an adequate number of rest days during the trek/climbing
    • Avoid climbing more than 300-500 meters a day
    • Make sure you're drinking enough water
    • Eat a light but high-calorie diet
    • Avoid alcohol
    • Avoid smoking
    • Inform your guide immediately so that he can take proper action on time
    • Drop down to lower altitude and rest for a few days until symptoms getaway

    Food & Water during Larkya Peak Climbing

    during Larkya Peak Climbing, you will have meals as per the menu of the teahouse in the villages. The menu here is more limited due to the remoteness of the region. You can find dishes like dal bhat, curries, bread, egg, porridge, momo, pudding, soup, meat, thukpa, etc. While staying in camp, the meals will be prepared by the team. We will offer you a good variety of food, which will be rich in nutrients.

    You can get boiled water for drinking in every tea house that you can use to fill your bottle. For extra safety, you can also carry a water purification tablet with yourself. Likewise, we will carry enough drinking water with us on the base camp for our consumption.

    Accommodation during Larkya Peak Climbing

    Teahouse is the main accommodation during Larkya Peak Climbing. The rooms will be small with two beds and a few pieces of furniture. Single rooms are not available most of the time. As the rooms are not insulated properly, carrying a good sleeping bag will keep you warm at night. Likewise, the dining area is more like a common space where you can spend some time warming yourself. On the base camp, you will sleep overnight in tents. We offer good-quality tents.

    Larkya Peak Climbing cost

    We offer the most comprehensive Larkya Peak Climbing package. Our package cost is designed professionally including services like accommodation, meals, permits, ground transportation, and expenses of the guide & porter. We assure you that with us, you will be getting the best price and service in the market. You can contact us anytime to know more in detail about the cost.

    Environmental Practices

    The protection and preservation of the environment while running adventurous trips is very important for us. We take many different measures during our journey to the unspoiled Himalayas. From encouraging not to use plastic water bottles to carry our waste down to the cities to get it recycled or composted are few of the actions that we are taking.

    Likewise, we also work closely with the locals of all the regions and help them either by providing a way to earn a living or donating. While traveling with us, you will not only explore but also contribute to the protection and upliftment of the region.

    Larkya Peak Climbing Packing List

    We want you to know that you can rent or buy all the gears in Kathmandu. There are several options from medium range brands to high-end brands for all budget types.

    • Clothing
    • Sun hat/scarf
    • Fleece jacket with wind-Stopper
    • Waterproof shell jacket
    • Down vest and/or jacket
    • Lightweight gloves/Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
    • Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
    • Fleece/wool pants
    • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
    • Thick, warm wool hiking socks
    • Hiking boots with spare laces
    • Sunglasses with UV protection


    • Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees Fahrenheit
    • Trekking poles
    • Headlamp
    • Trek bag-pack
    • Basic First Aid Kit
    • Daypack
    • Thermo-rest sleeping pad
    • Water bottles

    Climbing gears

    • Climbing harness
    • Ice ax
    • crampons
    • Mountaineering boots
    • AscenderDescender/Abseil device
    • Rope
    • Snow bar
    • Ice hammer
    • Helmet (optional)


    • Quick-drying towel/Small wash towel
    • Soap (biodegradable)
    • Toothbrush/paste biodegradable)
    • Deodorants
    • Face and body moisturizer
    • Nail clippers
    • Small mirror
    • Tissue paper/toilet roll
    • Anti-bacterial Hand wash


    • Trail Map/Guide book
    • Binocular
    • Reading book
    • Journal & Pen
    • Pencils and small notebooks
    • Camera with extra batteries