Grade

Adventurous

Geography

Forest / Hills / Mountains

Location

Manaslu region

Max altitude

6249 meters

Religions

Tibetan Buddhist/Hindu

Ethnic People

Tibetan / Brahmin

Accommodation

Lodge / Camping

Transportation

Tourist Bus / Private Vehicle

Minimum Pax

2pax

$3,850 $3,225

Manaslu with Larkya Peak Climb

The adventure explores the trekking route near to the Tibetan border within the Gorkha district. Along with the incredible flora and fauna, cultural heritage, and immense natural beauty, Manaslu with Larkya Peak Climb offers a spectacular mountain climbing opportunity. Throughout the trek and once at the summit, you will get the view of Manaslu (8163m), Manaslu North (7157m), Naike Peak (6211m), Ganesh Himal (7422m), Shringi Himal (7187m), Buddha (6672m) and Himal Chuli (7893m).

 

Manaslu with Larkya Peak Climb Highlights

  • Breathtaking views of Manaslu, Manaslu North, Annapurna Range, and other peaks
  • Explore the incredible biodiversity of the Manaslu Conservation Area
  • Observe the traditional lifestyle and Tibetan culture in the rural villages
  • Climb one of the most lesser-climbed peaks in Manaslu region, Larkya Peak (6249m)

 

Manaslu with Larkya Peak Climb Overview

The 19-day journey begins with your arrival in Kathmandu. From Kathmandu, you take a scenic drive along the countryside to reach Arughat, the starting point of the trek. The trail follows Arughat River to narrow Budi Gandaki valley and continues ahead through many villages. The trail is complemented by the enchanting rhododendron forests, lush alpine, and Sal forests. From Arughat, you will trek past Lapubesi, Tatopani, Dobhan, Jagat, and Ekle Bhatti to arrive at Bihi Phedi.

Through Bihi Phedi, you continue the trek through Tibetan settlements of Namrung and Lihi Gaon with the view of the Himalayan to arrive at Sama Gaon. From Sama Gaon, you trek to Samdo and then to Larkya Base Camp. A fairly difficult climb will conclude at the summit of the Larkya Peak (6249m).  On the top of the Larkya peak, you can enjoy the views of Manaslu (8163m), Manaslu North (7157m), Ganesh Himal (7422m), and Annapurna Mountain Range. From the summit of the Larkya Peak (6249m), you start descending to Bimthang.

From there, you continue walking downhill to Tilije and then to Besisahar. Your trip comes to an end once you arrive at Kathmandu after a day-long drive from Besisahar. This is a high-altitude trek and requires the trekkers to be in peak physical conditions. The climb, however, is not very technical and can be done by the rookies too. The best season for this trek is from Autumn (September – November) and Spring (March-May).

Nepal Treks is a leading operator of treks, tours, and mountain expeditions in Nepal. During the Manaslu with Larkya Peak Climb, you will be accompanied by an experienced trek guide and a professional group of climbers who will ensure a safe and successful expedition.

  • Location
  • Days
    19
  • Nights
    18
  • Geography
    Forest / Hills / Mountains
  • Location
    Manaslu region
  • Max altitude
    6249 meters
  • Religions
    Tibetan Buddhist/Hindu
  • Ethnic People
    Tibetan / Brahmin
  • Accommodation
    Lodge / Camping
  • Transportation
    Tourist Bus / Private Vehicle
  • Minimum Pax
    2pax
Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m)
The trip starts with your arrival in Kathmandu. Our company representative will welcome you at the airport. Then you will be transferred to the hotel for your overnight stay. Feel free to explore around the city if you have any spare time. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 2
Sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley
After breakfast, you meet our tour guide at the hotel premises. He will give you the highlights of the day which includes a brief history of the places you will be visiting today. Some of the places you will be visiting are Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, and Boudhanath. There are popular sites with great cultural significance and are all listed as the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 3
Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat (608m)
On the 3rd day, you head to Arughat on a scenic drive along through the Prithvi Highway. The drive follows the curves of the Prithvi Highway and shows the rural lifestyle of Nepal. The drive is a way to see the hilly landscape, agricultural practices, and non-urban settlements of Nepal. In about 4 hours, you will reach Arughat. Overnight in Arughat.
Day 4
Trek from Arughat to Lapubesi (884m)
A stone-paved trail will take you along the bank of Budi Gandaki River. The trek starts by crossing a bridge in Arughat and goes uphill through Sal forests. The trail goes both uphill and downhill and passes tropical waterfalls, more suspension bridges, and Magar and Gurung villages. You make your way through terraced fields of rice, millet, and maize, and descend to the Gurung village of Lapubesi. Overnight in Lapubesi.
Day 5
Trek from Lapubesi to Dovan (1070m)
From Lapubesi, the path climbs behind rocky boulders and then drops to the sandy riverbed. After crossing Tharo Khola, you reach Khorlabesi and climb over a small ridge to arrive at Tatopani. There are natural hot water streams flowing down near vertical cliffs here. Later you climb over another ridge and climb through wide staircase to end today’s trek at Dobhan. Overnight in Dovan.
Day 6
Trek from Dobhan to Jagat (1300m)
From Dobhan, you continue your trek following the river beside the village. The trail is steep in some places and certain areas are also prone to landslides. You cross the suspension bridge over Dobhan Khola and follow a rugged rocky trail. You then cross a long bridge over Yaru Khola. At this point, you will have entered Manaslu Conservation Area. You trek through the conversation area on stone stairs to reach the beautiful village of Jagat. Overnight in Jagat.
Day 7
Trek from Jagat to Ekle Bhatti (1600m)
The trail ascends through the villages of Salleri and crosses Budi Gandaki River. You then arrive at Philim. It is a Gurung village and gives you the view of Shringi Himal (7187m), Boudha (6672m), and Himal Chuli (7893m). You will pass a check post and MCAP Visitors Center. The trek then continues on a flat track to reach Ekle Bhatti. Ekle Bhatti means ‘one teahouse' and it is a small settlement. There are, however, more than one teahouse. Overnight in Ekle Bhatti.
Day 8
Trek from Ekle Bhatti to Bihi Phedi (1990m)
Leaving Ekle Bhatti behind, you descend down to the small village of Deng. You pass Lokpa and Myla village to arrive at Deng which is a viewpoint to observe the Shringi Himal range. The people here are ethnically Tibetan. The trail then climbs through the village of Lana and passes through a forested area to reach Bihi Phedi. Overnight in Bihi Phedi.
Day 9
Trek from Bihi Phedi to Lihi Gaon (2920m)
After Bihi Phedi, you trek alongside the Mani stonewalls. You cross Budi Gandaki River and pass through the village of Ghap to reach Namrung. This Tibetan village sports a number of monasteries and Chortens throughout the village and is a viewpoint for Shringi and Ganesh Himal ranges. Lihi Gaon is just a few hours away from Namrung. Overnight in Lihi Gaon.
Day 10
Trek from Lhee Gaon to Sama Gaon (3541m)
You climb up and cross a river originated from Lidanda glaciers too, first, arrive at Sho village. If the weather is clear, you can enjoy the view of Manaslu (8163m), Naike Peak (6211m), and Manaslu North (7157m) from here. The trek then continues through alpine vegetation to reach Sama Gaon. Sama Gaon is a Tibetans settlement and you see Manaslu (8163m), Naike Peak (6211m), and Larkya (6249m). Visit the old monasteries in Samagaon to understand the Buddhist culture. Overnight in Sama Gaon.
Day 11
Acclimatization at Sama Gaon (rest day)
As you will have gained high altitude and have been trekking for a while, you take a rest day in Sama Gaon. A day's rest will help with getting acclimatized to the higher altitude. This village is an absolute treat for the outsiders to explore. The houses here are small and tightly packed with a large gompa at upper reaches. You can observe ancient architecture, traditional lifestyle and ancient Tibetan culture still being practiced.
Day 12
Trek from Sama Gaon to Samdo (3875m)
It is an easy day of trekking today. You trek uphill past Kermo Kharka and descend back to the bank of Budi Gandaki. After a few hours of trekking, you read Kyanggma Kharka with long Mani walls and stone huts. After crossing a bridge, you arrive at the gates of Samdo. Overnight in Samdo.
Day 13
Trek from Samdo to Larkya Peak Base Camp (4800m)
Leaving Sama Gaon behind, you follow the trek route to the north and climb Larkya Bazaar. This is one of the most flourished trade markets in the region. After about 5 hours walk from Samdo, you arrive at Dharamsala where you can find a few stone houses for the travelers. It is also a viewpoint of Larkya Peak (6249m) and Naike Peak (6211m). Past Dharamsala, you walk through Larkya Glacier with a close view of snowcapped mountains to arrive at Larkya Base Camp. Overnight in Larkya Base camp.
Day 14
Acclimatization at the Base Camp (Rest Day)
You gain high altitude very quickly as you arrive at the base camp. Even after a day of acclimatization at Sama Gaon, you will need to take another full day for acclimatization. This is to make sure that you are fully fit and properly acclimatized for the climb the next day.
Day 15
Basecamp to Summit Larkya peak (6249m) and Descend down to Bimthang (3590m)
Today, you climb the Larkya Peak. The summit is quite steep and takes around 6-7 hours of intense climbs. The trail takes you through the moraines of glaciers and gets steeper as you progress ahead. From the top, you can enjoy the incredible views of Manaslu (8163m), Manaslu North (7157m) along with Ganesh Himal (7422m) and the Annapurna Himalayan Range. After descending down the peak, you trek to Bimthang. Overnight in Bimthang.
Day 16
Trek from Bimthang to Tilije (2300m)
Bimthang is a great viewpoint for Manaslu North, Himlung (7126m) and Cheo (6812m) peaks. From Bimthang to Tilije, the trail gets much easier. You start the day with a gentle climb through the paddy fields and march towards Kharche. Later, you descend through the rhododendron and pine forests to arrive at Tilije. Overnight in Tilije.
Day 17
Trek from Tilije to Besisahar (760m)
Today is the final day of trekking. From Tilije, you follow the downstream of Marsayangdi river and pass through many scattered villages to reach Besisahar. The trek downhill from Tilije to Besisahar is long. Upon your arrival, you can rest at your hotel and celebrate the completion of your climb. Overnight in Besisahar.
Day 18
Drive from Besisahar to Kathmandu & Transfer to the Hotel
Your trek has come to an end and you will be returning to Kathmandu. After about 6-7 hours of drive, returning the same way you came, you will arrive in Kathmandu. You can spend the remainder of your time in Kathmandu doing souvenir shopping. Or, you can just rest since you have been trekking for quite a long time. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 19
Transfer to the Tribhuvan International Airport for final departure
A company representative will drop you off at the airport for your flight. We bid you farewell and hope you see you soon for your next trip.


Included
* Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & transfer by car / Van. * 3 nights deluxe accommodation with breakfast at 3* Hotel in Kathmandu. * Kathmandu city/sightseeing tour with guide as per the above itinerary. * Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee and hot/cold filter water during the trek. * Lodge to Lodge and Tented accommodations with 2 persons sharing basis during the trek and climbing. * 1 experienced, helpful and friendly guide, 1 cook and porters (1 porter for 2 peoples), their food & accommodation, salary, equipment’s & insurance. * Camping Equipment’s (Tents, Kitchen Utensils and Mattresses). * All transportation by private vehicle. * Annapurna Conservation Area Permit and all necessary permits. * Manaslu Conservation Permit and Manaslu Restricted area permit. * Peak Climbing permit, Garbage deposit. * Peak Climber’s (Sherpa) equipment’s charge, insurance and salary. * First Aid Medical Kit box and necessary emergency equipment’s. * Office Service charge.  
 
Not Included
* Any meals (Lunch and Dinner) in Kathmandu other than breakfast. * Personal Travel insurance. * International air fare to and from Nepal. * Nepal Tourist Visa fees. * Items and expenses of personal nature. * Any kind of alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, snacks, laundry, phone call, internet. * Emergency Evacuation (Helicopter Rescue). * Personal Trekking Equipment. * Any costs which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslides, political disturbance, and strikes etc. * any other costs whatsoever, that is not mentioned in the cost included. * Horse renting and additional porters due to natural calamities during the trek. * Tips for guide, porters, driver...
 

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