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Larke Peak grants a remarkable trekking experience in one of the most concealed parts of Northern Nepal, The Manaslu Region. Situated at the altitude of 6,249m in the countrified area of Gorkha District, this trek bestows abundant Medieval Tibetan, Tamang and Sherpa cultures and some unprecedented views of numerous peaks such as Mt Annapurna (8,091m), Lamjung Himal (6,983), Tilicho Peak (7,134m), Manaslu (8,163m), Naike Peak(6,211m) and many more. The majority of people living here are Buddhists which clearly depicts the significance of Tibetan-Buddhist culture. Apart from Himalayan exquisiteness, one can truly feel astonished with ancient gompas, monasteries, art and traditions which have been long withstanding despite the modern invasion.
Exploring Larke Peak is one of the latest unfolded regions of The Manaslu Region as the vicinity was forbidden for the sake of preserving its rich diversity and hidden elegance. However, hundreds of mountaineers and trekkers have visited this remotely hidden treasure since the prohibition was lifted. This could be a perfect chance for experiencing an astonishing level of trekking in the Himalayas as it offers diversified vegetation, bewitching landscapes, antique cultural and religious heritage sites and diverse ethnic groups. Moreover, travelers can experience trekking through Larke Pass (5,420m) considered to be an arduous pass of this region. Trekking to Larke Peak is believed to be sturdy in terms of its elevation. An excellent level of fitness is demanded to accomplish higher altitudes as one must endure the climb to the summit of Larke Peak (6,249m) and Larke Pass (5,420m) during the climb. Nevertheless, trekkers can relish the journey as the place offers some spellbinding sights of some of the endangered animals like musk deer, red panda, black beer, gray wolf, blue sheep and more than 33 species of mammals comforting altitude problems.
Best Seasons to Climb Larkey Peak:
The most favorable seasons to trek Larkey Peak are Autumn (October-November) and Spring(March-May) as the weather remains clear and mild in these times.
As soon as you arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport, one of our representatives will welcome and escort you to the booked hotel. On the second day, we will initiate our official procedure including travel permit, bag pack, shopping, documentation and briefing about our expedition. Additionally, you will also be able to greet other travelling companions.
Our journey to Larke Peak initiates on the third day. We will drive to SotiKhola through Prithivi Highway enjoying some exquisite sights of River Trishuli and Marsyangdi on the way. After a seven-hour drive, we will reach SotiKhola (700m), a small village of Gorkha district and rest for the night.
After a delicious breakfast at SotiKhola, we will begin our trek to MachhaKhola. Our path pursues through the Budi Gandaki Valley passing numerous rustic villages. As soon as we pass by LabuBesi, we will reach MachhaKhola (869m) and rest for an overnight.
The fifth day will be an exciting day as you get to experience Tatopani, a natural hot spring. The trail starts ascending and meets a significant river, Budi Gandaki on the way. After a few hours walk, we will arrive at Jagat and end the trek for the day.
We will begin our trek with a scrumptious breakfast in Jagat. We will ascend to Salleri and eventually descend to Sirdibas as the trail leads to GhattaKhola and to Philim, an enormous Grurung village. After a few hours walk, we will descend to the grassy slopes and pass through a bamboo forest. As soon as we cross Deng Khola, we will reach our destination, Deng (1,860m) and rest for the night.
It will be one of the prominent days of our entire expedition where you will get to know the traditional ethnic groups of the Manaslu Region. We will cross Budi Gandaki River and join the trail from Bhi. After a few hours walk, we will reach Prok, a small village which offers some astonishing view of Siringi Himal. Following the path, we will get to visit several gompas and enter The Manaslu Conservation Area. Eventually, we will reach the village of Namrung (2,630m) and rest for the night.
After an exhausting hike to Namrung, it will be slightly convenient hike today. Our path still follow the magnanimous Budi Gandaki River. We will cross several farming fields and get closer to Tibetan vicinity. Following the route, we will walk through dense forests of oak, fir and rhododendron and finally reach Lihi where you can relish the first glimpse of Mount Manaslu and Naike Peak. After leaving Lihi, we will reach LhoGaon (3,180m) and rest for the night.
After an early breakfast, we will explore the popular Ribung Gompa. The path vividly bestows some glorious sights of Mount Himchuli and Ngadi Chuli as it passes through Shyala village. As we head forward, we will start gaining higher elevation passing through numerous chortens. After a few hours walk, we will pass through Thosang Khola and finally reach SamaGaun (3,520m).
Following our travel schedule, we will rest on the tenth day and explore as an option. You will be able to experience rich Sherpa and Tibetan culture. If you endeavor to hike a small hill near SamaGaun, you will feel blessed to visit an ancient Gompa, Pungyen Gompa from where some of the magnificent sights of glaciers and mountain peaks are visible.
Alternatively, you can also explore Manaslu Base Camp (4,800m) or Lake Birendra in order to experience the glorious sight of Mt. Manaslu, the Eight Highest Peak in the world on the same day and descend back to SamaGaun.
Our trek resumes following Budi Gandaki River as we will pass through numerous mani walls. The vale starts to broaden as we will get one step closer to Tibetan border. It will be a convenient trek that passes through juniper forests which lies in KermoKharka. We will descend down and cross a narrow wooden bridge and continue our hike until we reach Samdo where we will rest for the night.
The Twelfth day marks as one of the significant trekking days during our expedition. We will begin our trek at the earliest hour from Samdo aiming to camp at Larke Peak Base Camp (5,135). The hike will be a bit challenging as the trail gets rough, windy and rocky but the sights will ease the difficulty on the way. After trekking for a few hours, we will be astonishing to behold Larke Peak standing tall from the Base Camp (5,135m).
Following our schedule, we will complete our final preparation to elevate to the high camp as our Sherpas will rehearse glacial travel and climbing technique on the thirteenth day. We will climb steadily enjoying some exquisite sites that the climb offers. We will rest at the high camp dreaming about the magnanimity of the summit.
The fourteenth day highlights as the most eminent day of our entire expedition as we will be attempting the summit. However, our attempt to the summit will totally rely on the weather conditions. The climb will be arduous but equaling adventurous. You will be blessed with the stunning views that the summit grants after glorifying the unimaginable. After cherishing some remarkable sights from the top of Larke Peak, we will descend back to the base camp and rest for the night.
The fifteenth day of our trek will be the longest and the most difficult trek of our entire expedition. However, the mesmerizing sights of Larke Peak, CheoHimal, Larkya Glacier, several mountain peaks and northern wildlife will wipe our exhaustion. The trek starts elevating through Larkya Glacier (5,160m) on steep and icy path which could be perilous if not followed the guidance of our trekking guides. Eventually, the path descends following the route to Bhimthang (3,590m)where we will spend an overnight.
After completing a long trek from Larke Base Camp through Larkya La Pass, we will continue to descend to Gho (2,515m). The trail follows some rustic villages passing through dense rhododendron and pine forests encountering some rare wild animals on the way. We will hike for approximately six hours and reach the village of Gho and rest for the night.
We will resume our trek after an early breakfast from Gho. Despite descending Tal, we will first ascend to Tilije as the trail still continues to elevate which passes through numerous villages on its way. We will walk through stone-paved route until we cross DudhKhola and reach Thonje village. After reenergizing in Thonje, we will resume descending to Tal (1700m) and rest there.
Our trek will end from this day onwards. We will drive to Beshisahar from Tal after a delicious breakfast and continue driving to the capital city and rest after a long hectic drive.
After the attainment of our long trek, you can relish in Kathmandu as a relaxant day. You can pay a brief visit to Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhu Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square and many more cultural heritages inside the capital.
Our trip to Larke Peak will end on this day. However, you will return home with infinite memories locked in your memory for eternity. One of our representatives will escort you to Tribhuwan International Airport and bid you a cordial farewell before your scheduled flight.
We schedule our trips in the most favourable seasons. However, the above mentioned itinerary may change as per the expedition’s obstructions but the quality of our service is guaranteed. In case of delayed flight, we are obliged to inform you that besides the total number of days included in the itinerary, clients are compelled to bear the expenses of the extra days themselves. Apparently, 8k Expeditions will assist necessary arrangements for your comfort.
Trekkers are advised to schedule their flights at convenient time frames as we shall not be responsible for missed international flights or luggage before our reception. You are also suggested not to carry insignificant materials for your own ease.
Expedition costs vary depending on factors including: group size, royalty and permit costs in different seasons, category of hotel accommodation, numbers of Sherpa’s allocated and equipment, type of arrangement and package customization. So, we would like to discuss with our client before offering the cost. Please feel free to contact 8K Expedition for any information about in your selected package.
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