Climbing Larkya peak, an NMA Peak
The Manaslu area of Gorkha District has many climbing opportunities, however there is very limited information about them. The most popular is of course one of Nepal Mountaineering Associations “Trekking Peaks”. Trekking peak does not mean it can be climbed simply by trekkers, this is mountaineering.
Sano (small) Larkya Peak (5,807 m)
The approach from base camp near to the Larkye La (5,135m).
Sano Larkye can be climbed in a long day from this base camp. However, to climb Thulo Larkye, a high camp is needed, positioned just at the top of the blue lines marked below.
A panoramic view of Sanu Larkya Peak from Thulo Larkya. The normal ascent is via the blue route. The true summit, marked with a red line, is a little beyond the point where everyone stops. This is the route in red.
The route normally taken is in blue, to a false summit less than 6,000m, but the true summit is marked with a red dot. The red dots show a possible route to the top of this peak, which may be easier than the ridge. This ridge is feasible however.
The small dot at the base of the blue line is the camp! Very small …
Thulo Larkye (6,249m)
This is easier that Sano Larkye. Sano Larkye is chosen to do because you can do with out the high camp – and it is smaller. Thulo is actually easier than Sano Larkye. Best option for climbers is to make a high camp and then complete both peaks.
“Trekking” peaks in Nepal
Here you can find other trekking peaks in Nepal. Click on any peak to learn more.
Read also more here about NMA Trekking and Climbing Peaks in Nepal.