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MANASLU TREK WITH LARKYA PEAK CLIMB

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Destination

Larkya Peak Summit

Region

Manaslu Region

Max.Altitude

6,249 Meters

Grade

Strenuous

Activity

Climbing

Duration

21 Days

Route

Arughat - Sama Gompa - Larkya Peak

Walking Hours

5-7 Hours a day

Accommodation

Hotel / Lodge / Tea house / Camping

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner during the trek

Transportation

Kathmandu / Arughat and Chamje / Kathmandu

Start/End

Kathmandu / Kathmandu

Group Size

2-15 Persons

Best Season

Feb, Mar, Apr, May, June, Sep, Oct, Nov & Dec
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Overview

This is a newly opened trekking region by the Nepal government for the trekkers. So it still has its unique and pristine nature that every Trekker can be amazed and exhilarated by. The diverse culture and tradition of Tamang and Sherpa make the tour fascinating and ever memorable.

 This trek initiates from Gorkha along with Larke pass (5420 m.) and finally ends at Dumre after 21 days of trekking. Trekking around Mount Manaslu rewards you with an excellent opportunity to experience ecological biodiversity, majestic sceneries, and unique culture. Mount Manaslu trekking has been open for travelers since 1991 and it provides spectacular beauties along the border of Nepal and Tibet. Organized groups and special permits are required to gain entry into this region.

 Manaslu because of its rich biodiversity has made this region one of the finest tourist destinations of Nepal for eco- tourism. The majestic Himalayan ranges, cultural diversities, high-altitude glacier lakes, and fascinating flora and fauna, are all the valuable natural assets of this region.

 Larke peak follows Mt. Manaslu round trek. It is technically a difficult mountain to climb, requiring fixed rope, steep climbing using a jumper as well as very good climbing equipment.

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Itinerary

01
Arrival at Kathmandu (1345 m)

Upon arrival meet and assist by Parikrama Treks representative. Transfer to hotel for rest. On the way, one can enjoy the view of the UNESCO world heritage site Pashupatinath Temple.

02
Sightseeing and Climbing preparation

Today you will visit some of the best UNESCO heritage of Kathmandu. We will visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, and Bauddhanath. In the meantime, the Parikrama Treks team will complete all the necessary paper works. 

Note: It is not possible to visit all world heritage sites in Kathmandu within a day. So you can choose at least 3-4 places for a day sightseeing.

03
Drive from Kathmandu to Arughat (710 m / 8 hrs)

Today we will drive all the way to Arughat by local bus. On the way, you will enjoy the countryside view of Nepal including Mountain scenery. We will pass through forests, beautiful landscapes, and many villages to reach Arughat.

04
Trek from Arughat to Labubensi (900 m / 6 hrs)

Today we start walking on the rough road to Sotikhola. From here we cross a bridge and hike through the forest along the Budi Gandaki River.

05
Trek from Labubensi to Khorla Bensi (970 m / 6 hrs)

Today we head to Khorla Bensi passing by rocky trail, descend to Budi Gandaki river bank. We then walk along the sand then climb aside and down to cross a suspension bridge. Later reach to Machhakhola and some up and down get Khorla Bensi.

06
Trek from Khorla Bensi to Jagat (1400 m)

We walk along with the Budi Gandaki River Bank a few more ascends and descends come to a small Hot spring in Tatopani. After crossing a suspension bridge take over another ridge and get Dovan and Yaru Phant. We cross a suspension bridge of Yaru Khola then climb up the well-managed stone stairs. Finally, we get Jagat in the lap of the river.

07
Trek form Jagat to Deng (1,804 m / 6hrs)

On this day we will have the permit checked. The trail takes us through several villages, settlements, waterfalls, and crossing suspension bridges. 

08
Trek from Deng to Namrung (2630 m / 6 hrs)

We start our trail by crossing the suspension bridge and crossing a small settlement. This settlement consists of the Rana and Bihi community. We will further reach Ghap and come across several monasteries on the trail. Finally, cross over a bridge a little walk to climb up to get Namrung.

09
Trek from Namrung to Samagaon (3530 m / 6 hrs)

Today we can enjoy the magnificent views of the mountain. We can see Ganesh Himal and Siringi Himal of Nubra Valley. The trail leads to Samagaon passing by several Tibetan villages. They have their primitive culture and peoples, Chhortens, monasteries. One can also see and enjoy the massif views of Manaslu en route to Samagaon.

10
Acclimatization at Samagaon

Today we take this day off from the hike to get our body used to the elevation. Samagaon offers us the best place to make it \possilbe. ONce can visit an ancient Tibetan village enriched in culture and typical settlements. It is also considered as a first base camp for the Manaslu expedition. This day you allow exploring Birendra Lake, Pungen monastery, and village.

11
Trek from Samagaon to Samdo (3860 m / 4 hrs)

Today, we walk along the Budi Gandaki River in Tibetan plateau passing by several mani walls en route. Finally, we get Samdo.

12
Rest Day in Samdo

Rest day in Samdo set up your proper acclimatization. The day allows you to discover the desert valley on the Tibet border. We can also have hiking opportunities above the village.

13
Trek from Samdo to Dharamsala (4460 m / 4hrs)

Today trail we let us enjoy the wilderness of the Tibet border. We continue to walk to Larkya Base Camp also known as Dharamshala. Today is a short day trek to Dharmashala offering enough time for acclimatization.

14
Trek form Dharamsala to Larkya Base Camp (4900 m / 4hrs)

We start with a short climb on the north side of the Larkya glacier. We will set a camp at the Larkya Base Camp for our summit to Larkya La. Later we can take a short trip to Sano Larkya Peak for proper acclimatization.

15
Climb Larkya Base Camp to Larkya Summit (6249 m) back to Base Camp.

Today we start our climb with a steep ascend and later with an easy long walk. We will climb through the snow to reach the Larkya peak summit. Once on the top, we can enjoy the mountains vies that it offers. Later we walk down back to Base Camp.


16
Trek from Larkya Base Camp to Bhimthang (3800 m / 4hrs)

With the successful climb to Larkya Peak, we head towards Larkya La pass at 5319 meters. We will climb this pass and descend to Bhimthang with a beautiful view of Manaslu.

17
Trek from Bimthang to Tilije (2300 m / 6 hrs)

As usual as other days, we start our trek in the early morning. Once, enjoy with great views of Mt. Manaslu, Lamjung Himal, and Himlung Himal. We descend towards Tilije passing through a high pasture, rivers, and rhododendron forests. Finally, get in Tilije.

18
Trek from Tilije to Tal (1700 m / 6 hrs)

With the successful summit climb, we end the Upper Manang villages trail. Later we will start to trek on the Annapurna Circuit Treks trail from Dharapani. We will pass by stone-paved trails, mani walls, and Chhortens and follow Marsyangdi River to reach Tal.

19
Trek from Taal to Syange (1080 m / 6 hrs)

After crossing a suspension bridge come across Chamje. And the trail goes along the Marsyandi River valley. It opens beautiful landscapes, villages, and dense forest of pines to Shyange.

20
Drive from Syange to Kathmandu (9 hours)

Today we will take a jeep/bus all the way to Kathmandu. You will encounter different landscapes along the route. The ride is quite long so enjoy everything that this day will offer.

21
Final Departure

Our representative will drop you for your next flight to another adventure.

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What is Included

  • Airports pick up and drop by private vehicle in Kathmandu transfers
  • All land Transport Including Cities to Cities, from hotel to starting and ending point of the trek
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in cities on a B/B basis
  • World Heritage sites for Sightseeing Tours during your stay in cities
  • Lodges/ tea house accommodation in double occupancy or family bedroom during the entire trek and climb
  • Experienced English speaking guide for sight-seeing tour by private tourist vehicle
  • Services of a trained and Professional license holder English speaking trekking guide (leader)
  • Guide with experience of First Aid treatment, AMS safety training certified
  • Required number porters to carry your luggage (one porter for every 2 guests) during the trek
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the entire trek and climb
  • Tea and coffee (1 cup) three times daily on trek or climb
  • Proper warm clothing, shoes, sunglass for guide and porter
  • Expenses for all Staff including their salary, insurance, domestic airfare, transportation, food, and accommodation
  • Warm Clothes and Shoes for porters during the trek
  • All necessary permits; trekking conservation/ National Park/ TIMS Card/ Special permits fee as per the itinerary
  • Guide airfare if the clients are flying to the destination
  • Medical First Aid Kit (carried by your guide)
  • Coordination of quick Rescue service in case required (Costs covered by your Insurance Plan)
  • Entrance fee in all monuments during tour
  • All land Transport Charge for Clients, guide, Porter by tourist bus or locally available
  • Daily wages with food allowances and accommodation for all trekking staff
  • All government taxes, 24.3% VAT & service charges.

For Camping and climbing accommodation as per the booking

  • 2 mean tents for clients accommodation including mattress
  • Support of Dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, shower tent, table, chairs as per the requirement.
  • Extra porter to carry the camping equipment
  • Necessary kitchen utensils
  • Climbing permits fees
  • Insurance of Climbing guide and other climbing staff
  • Camping sites cost as per the rules of government

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What is Excluded

  • International and Domestic Airfare not listed in the Itinerary
  • Nepal entry visa fee can be issued on your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport
  • Lunch and dinner whilst in cities
  • Emergency Rescue, Evacuation cost or any types of travel, Personal interest items insurance fee
  • Airfare for any sector as per the destination (Quoted separately)
  • Any item of personal nature such as beverages, hot cold drinks, laundry, telephone call, battery charges, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.
  • Personal trekking Equipment
  • Altitude chamber (PAC) or oxygen
  • Personal climbing equipment
  • Personal climbing guide if requested
  • Food accommodation cost due to Unforeseen act landslide, sick, flight delayed, bad weather, etc
  • Excess baggage charges (if you have more than 15 kg of luggage, a cargo charge is around $1.5 per kg)
  • Tips for trekking, tour staff, and driver (Tipping is expected)
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned in the ‘Cost Includes’ section.
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Equipment List

Here’s a complete rundown of what to bring if you’re planning a camping or tea-house trek in Nepal. Proper preparation and equipment for the conditions will go a long way to ensuring you have a great trekking experience.  What follows is a pretty comprehensive list and will make sure you are covered in the coldest months of the year. If you have questions on what you might need just ask us and keep in mind that Kathmandu is a great place to buy trekking gear at affordable prices.


IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS AND ITEMS

  • Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
  • Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
  • Dollars, pounds, or Euros in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts
  • Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc.


ON THE TRAIL DAYPACK

  • Extra layers, gloves, windbreaker, and poncho
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip Balm with Sunscreen
  • Broad-brimmed hat or bandana (for sun protection)
  • Iodine Water Tablets (personal preference)
  • Water Bottles or Camel Back
  • Sunglasses
  • Headlamp with extra batteries
  • Favorite Snacks
  • Waterproof bags to protect electronics or paperwork
  • Camera with extra batteries and memory cards
  • Umbrella (works great in light rain or to protect from the sun)
  • Duct tape or moleskin for blisters
  • Toilet Paper
  • Trekking Poles (optional)
  • Thermos (optional for hot beverages)


CLOTHING: BASE, MIDDLE AND OUTER LAYERS

  • Moisture-wicking long-sleeve tee-shirts (2)
  • Moisture-wicking tee-shirts (1)
  • Long underwear pants (2)
  • Underwear (5 to 7)
  • Heavy Fleece or Down Jacket
  • Long sleeve shirts (2)
  • Sweatshirt (optional)
  • Fleece Pants
  • Trekking Pants (2)
  • Shorts (optional)
  • Gortex or Waterproof Jacket with hood
  • Rain Poncho that covers your day pack
  • Waterproof Pants
  • Wide-brimmed hat
  • Wool hat (Should cover ears) or Balaclava
  • Lightweight Gloves
  • Insulated Wool or Down Mittens
  • Gaiters (optional)


FOOTWEAR: SHOES AND SOCKS

  • Hiking boots with ankle support
  • Camp shoes or Tennis Shoes
  • Plastic bag to carry spare shoes
  • Hiking socks (10)
  • Sock Liners (optional)


SLEEPING BAG

  • Sleeping bag rated to -15° C/ 0° f
  • Sleeping bag liner (optional)
  • Sleeping bag stuff sack


DUFFEL BAGS AND DAY PACKS

  • Duffel Bag for Carrying Your Gear (we provide this for the trek)
  • Day Pack for Carrying what you need on the trail
  • Small Lock(s) for duffel bag and a day pack
  • Waterproof cover for a daypack
  • Drybags in several sizes
  • Stuff sacks for dirty clothes/shoes


FIRST AID KIT AND TOILETRIES

Our team brings along a basic first aid kit but we recommend you also carry the following;

  • Advil or Ibuprofen
  • Diamox (for altitude sickness)
  • Personal Prescriptions
  • Medical Tape (for preventing treating blisters)
  • Antibiotics (Cipro for travelers’ diarrhea)
  • Diaper Rash Cream (Can treat rashes or chaffing)
  • Basic toiletries (Soap, Deodorant…)
  • Wet wipes
  • Panty Liners and Tampons
  • Face lotion
  • Hairbrush
  • Hair ties
  • Hand warmers
  • Earplugs for sleeping


OTHER ITEMS

  • Portable Solar Charger
  • Journal, pen, and paper
  • Reading book
  • Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)
  • Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)
  • Lightweight pillow case (in case your tea houses provide you with pillows) or use your own stuff as a pillow

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