‘an adventure on top Larke Peak within Manaslu Himal range of mountains’
“An adventure on top stunning Larke Peak within world’s 8th highest Mt. Manaslu
Glorious panorama from the summit top views of Manaslu range and beyond
A combination of adventure and cultural exploration around impressive mountain villages
Adventure on least trekked areas by other adventurer around high and scenic Manaslu valley
Enchanting alpine forest of tall rhododendron-magnolia-pines and fir tree lines
From warm sub-tropic to cool alpine zone and ending at arctic zone of ice and glaciers”
Larke Peak Climb Profile:
Trip Mode: Hotel- Lodge with camping on climb.
Trekking grade: Moderate & Adventurous to Challenging (in snow condition)
Climbing Grade: AD + ‘ Assez Difficile as per French Alpine Climbing Classification.
Activities: Cultural scenic trek with adventurous climb and exciting drive.
Trek & Climb: 18 Nights & 19 Days (with both ways drive).
Total Trip: 23 Nights & 24 Days (Kathmandu-Kathmandu).
Best Season: April to May and September to November.
Larke Peak Climb an awesome adventure to conquer its summit at 6,249 m and 20,621 ft high, located within massive Manaslu Himalaya and close to Larke-la pass, a peak of great distinction and least climbed summated by other climbers.
Larke Peak listed in the category of Trekking Peaks of Nepal with climbing grade as AD + which means ‘Assez Difficule’ taken from widely used and popular French / Swiss Alpine Climbing Classification.
Tour to tackle with high technical section to encounter on climb with steep climbing or long snow/ice slopes above 50 degrees; which is highly suitable for experienced alpine climbers only.
Larke Peak Climb starts from Kathmandu taking an exciting overland journey to reach Nepal Mid West region around Gorkha district at Arughat town and Soti-Khola, where our adventurous walk begins following Buri-Gandaki River upstream to upper Manaslu valley.
Walk leads from low warm areas of rice fields to reach at cooler alpine areas past many nice villages of Machhakhola-Philim-Jagat-Dyang and Lo Gaon to reach at a large village of Sama-Gaon, here with acclimatization days and hike to explore the local villages full of rich old culture and traditions similar to Tibetan custom and Buddhist religion.
Around high Manaslu valley with excellent views of all Manaslu range of peaks with Ganesh Himal towards east and Annapurna in the west, where tree lines ends for short alpine bushes and shrubs in this high and dry country.
From Sama-Gaon walk leads to the last village of Manaslu at Samdu and then heading towards our main destination at the base of Larke Peak at Phedi, beneath Larke pass within high mountains and glaciers.
With base camp at Larke Phedi where our adventure starts to reach its tough summit top, one of the most technical trekking peaks in all Nepal Himalaya, where climb leads on rock, snow and ice of 45 to 50 degrees angle, requiring full climbing gears and the climber needs to have experience on snow ice and rock climb.
Larke Peak listed by Nepal Mountaineering Association on Group A category, after a hard struggle climb to the top, rewards you with an experience of a lifetime adventure facing stunning views of Manaslu and its range of peaks with Annapurna includes magnificent majestic Mt. Machhapuchare (Fish Tail).
After completing our short mountaineering expeditions and then heading to cross over Larke-La Pass at above 5,135 m high to reach back into beautiful alpine forest and then heading towards Manang areas at Dharapani and down to warmer villages of Chamje to conclude our adventurous walks.
Our marvelous adventure on Larke Peak Climb completes driving back into hustle and bustle city life of Kathmandu after a most overwhelming adventure of all life time on Larke Peak climb.
Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: In Kathmandu optional tour and preparation for Larke Peak Climb.
Day 03: Drive to Soti Khola 730 m – 06 hrs
Day 04: Trek to Machha Khola 930m – 06 hrs
Day 05: Trek to Jagat 1,410m – 06 hrs
Day 06: Trek to Dyang 1,800 m – 06 hrs
Day 07: Trek to Ghap 2,160 m – 04 hrs
Day 08: Trek to Lo-Gaon 3,180 m – 06 hrs
Day 09: Trek to Sama-Gaon 3,530 m – 05 hrs
Day 10: Rest day at Sama-Gaon for acclimatization.
Day 11: Trek to Samdu 3,780m -05 hrs.
Day 12: Trek to Larke phedi 4,450 m – 4 hrs.
Day 13: At Larke phedi as Base Camp for the climb.
Day 14: Trek and climb to establish High Camp at 5,050 m – 04 hrs.
Day 15-16: Climbing Days to the summit of Larke Peak.
Day 17: Reserve and contingency day in case of unfavorable weather.
Day 18: Traverse Larke pass at 5,135m and descend to Bhimtang – 08 hours.
Day 19: Trek to Gho 2,560 m – 05 hrs
Day 20: Trek to Dharapani 1,860 m – 05 hrs.
Day 21: Trek to Chamje 1,410 m – 06 hrs.
Day 22: Drive to Kathmandu – 07 hrs.
Day 23: In Kathmandu for independent activities.
Day 24: Transfer for International Departure.
PERSONAL CLIMBING GEAR FOR LARKE PEAK EQUIPMENT LIST:
Plastic Boot a pair
Crampons a pair
Ice Axe one
Carabineer or Karabiner two each
Snow Gaiters a pair
Snow Bar 2-3 pcs.
Snow / Sun Glass one each
Warm Gloves a pair
Wind Proof Jacket & Trouser a set each
Down Jacket one each
Down sleeping bags one each with inner linear
Main Ropes 200m (50 m per person) as per the peak chosen
Snow Bars 2-4 pcs
Ski Pole (optional) one each