Larkya Peak Climbing (6,249m)

Larkya Peak ClimbingLarkya peak is a very satisfying peak to climb in combination with the Manaslu circuit trek. It offers fairly easy climbing with fabulous views of Manaslu,the Annapurna, Ganesh Himal and outside.

There is frequently confusion however about which peak it is and groups are often lead up a steep line to a subsidiary peak known as small Larkya (5,807m). Base camp is closed to the Larkya La, pass of 5,135m. Small Larkya Peak can be climbed in a day from this base camp. However, to climb big Larkya a hig camp is needed.

Reaching the Larkya peak is a long but easy climb on snow slops that are slightly less steep than small Larkya peak. The best choice for climbers is to make a high camp and then complete together peaks.

Trip day to day itinerary

Days 1-8: Bus ride from Kathmandu to Arughat and being trekking along the winding gorge of the Budi Gandaki River on the Manaslu Circuit Trek. As valley widens Manaslu comes stunningly into view. Visit Manaslu Base camp and Rui La (4,998m) for acclimatization. Reach base camp just below the Larkya La pass at (5,135m).

Days 9-11: Set up base camp, high camp and reach summit.

Days 12-15: Trek out to road-head on the Annapurna Circuit.