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Yala Peak Climbing

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Yala Peak is one of the easier trekking peaks in Nepal, just to the north of Kathmandu in the beautiful Langtang valley region, this 5500 meters peak does not require mountaineering experience. Climbing Yala Peak and trek through Langtang is one of the easiest, romantic, wonderful and adventurous climbing peak and trek in Nepal. Prior climbing experience is not required though, previous outdoor experience & average level of fitness is recommended.It has unparallel natural beauty with a combination of cultural riches.Langtang region has over seventy glaciers of different sizes, the Langtang & Ganesh Himal mountain ranges, and high-altitude lakes including Gosaikunda, Parvatikunda, Bhairavkunda, and Dudhkunda.
 
From Kathmandu, we drive for 5 hours to reach Dhunche or Syabru Bensi. From farmland of Dhunche our trek commences up the valley for four days passing through the pristine forest of Rhododendron blooming from pink  to red, conifer, towering grass bamboos, Oaks and pines, narrow Georges of Langtang river ascending up the beautiful Langtang valley up to the vast alpine grassland of Kyangjing Gompa (3,900 m) which is situated below Langtang below Langtang Lirung (7,246 m). Here we spent three days acclimatizing our self and taking day hikes in spectacular surroundings exploring the Langshisa glacier and observing Yaks grazing around with their background offering the views of snowy peaks of Langtang Ri, Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa and many others around you. We established base camp at Yala Kharka (4,600m) in some meadows and next day we climb Yala peak. After summiting the Yala peak we return back to base camp and back to Kathmandu via the same route.

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Majestic view of mountain from top of the Tserko Ri.
  • Summit Yala Peak.
  • Inspiring walk through Langtang National Park.
  • Visit an ancient Buddhist Monastery.
  • Experience culture & lifestyle of local people.
  • Visit UNESCO world heritage site in Kathmandu valley

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1 : Arrive in Kathmandu.
  • Day 2 : Full day Kathmandu sightseeing.
  • Day 3 : Drive to Syabru Bensi (1550/5100ft).
  • Day 4 : Trek Syabru Bensi to Lama hotel (2,450m).
  • Day 5 : Trek to Langtang village (3,430m).
  • Day 6 : Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3,870m).
  • Day 7 : Acclimatization day in Kyanjin.
  • Day 7 : Acclimatization day in Kyanjin.
  • Day 8 : Kyanjin Gompa to Yala Peak Base camp (5,732m).
  • Day 9 : Base camp-summit (Yala peak)- return to Kyanjin Gompa.
  • Day 10 : Kyanjin Gompa to Lama hotel.
  • Day 11 : Lama hotel trek to Big Syabru Bensi (2,230m).
  • Day 12 : Big Syabru Bensi to Sing Gompa (3,330m).
  • Day 13 : Sing Gompa to Gosaikunda Lake (4,460m).
  • Day 14 : Gosaikunda to Ghopte (3,440m).
  • Day 15 : Ghopte to Tharepati (3,510m).
  • Day 16 : Tharepati to Gul Bhanjyang (2,800m).
  • Day 17 : Gul Bhanjyang to Chisopani (2,140m).
  • Day 18 : Chisopani to Sundrijal to kathmandu.
  • Day 19 : Free Day in Kathmandu for shopping.
  • Day 20 : Final Depature.

Day 1 : Arrive in Kathmandu.

Our representative will meet you in airport and transfer to hotel. After refreshment move for sightseeing around Kathmandu valley. 
 
  • Accomodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 2 : Full day Kathmandu sightseeing.

Today, After morning breakfast you'll visit different historical and cultural sites of the Kathmandu valley with our professional guide. You will go for the pilgrimage sites of Hindus temple Pashupatinath, the world biggest Boudhanath stupa and visit Swoyambhunath stupa also known as monkey temple. After exploring the surrounding areas visit historical Kathmandu Durbar square with temple, unique architectures and kumari (living goddess).
  • Accomodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 : Drive to Syabru Bensi (1550/5100ft).

Today, After morning breakfast we drive out along the north-western hills of Kathmandu for about 7-8 hours. You will witness nice scenery of white snowcapped mountains like Mt. Annapurna II, Manaslu, Ganesh himal and other minor peaks along the route and as well as green sceneryn of hillock, river and village. Enjoy the himalayan views and mountains lifestyle through the terraced fields and rustic villages. We descend down the Syabrubesi for the overnight stay.
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4 : Trek Syabru Bensi to Lama hotel (2,450m).

The first day excitment trail crosses through the Bhote Koshi river flowing down from Tibet & following the Langtang Khola. After a visit to the Gompa of Guru Rinpoche, follow the stone-paved main street out of town over Langtang Khola. Gompa of Guru Rinpoche, follow the stone-paved main street out of town over Langtang Khola. After crossing the suspension bridge the trail gradually ascend up to Bamboo passing by landslide. The trail goes through the sub tropical forest which is cover by Oak and maple, massive spruce, fir & blue pine. The variety wildlife; yellow-throated martens, wild boars, Langur monkeys, red pandas & Himalayan black bears etc. are inhabitance of the forest.Afterwards, your trek ascends gently to Rimche (2400m).And at the end your trail is level to the Lama hotel for the overnight stay.
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Max. Altitude: 2450m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5 : Trek to Langtang village (3,430m).

Today, the day start with a gentle climb, but it soon becomes steeper, climbing  through wild forests of hemlocks, Oaks, maples and white and pink Rhododendrons high above the Langtang Khola. The tantalizing glimpse of snow capped peaks start appearing along with fleeting view of Mt. Langtang Lirung (7244m) through the trees. The trail leads to a log bridge and on climbing further we come across lush meadows of Ghore Tabela (2992m).The trail crosses a stream and climbs past several water driven mills and prayer wheels to the large settlement of Langtang (3430m), headquarters of Langtang National park. The village has flat-roofed Tibetan style house and elaborately carved driven windows of the upper village is worth exploring. Valley is surrounded by stone walls enclosing fields where buckwheat,potatoes, wheat, turnips and barley are planted & easy to find yak and the wild goats wondering around you. 
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Max. Altitude: 3430m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6 : Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3,870m).

The trail winds through the village and climbs a ridge topped by a large chorten. It then climbs gradually past an impressive mani wall, crossing a stream to the small village of Mundu (3442m). After crossing several small streams with wooden cantilever bridges and moraines, you can finally see the monastery of Kyanjin Gompa and the dramatic icefall flowing from the peaks of Langtang Lirung and Kimshung. The surroundings are interesting also because of the famous Government operated cheese factory. After having many smaller uninhabited valleys. Spend your night back to the Kyanjin.
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Max. Altitude: 3870m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7 : Acclimatization day in Kyanjin.

Today is the rest & exploration day of the trekking. We visit the monastery and the cheese factory or may walk up the moraine to see the spectacular ice faces and tumbling glaciers of Langtang Lirung or ascend Kyanjin ri (4350m) and Tserko Ri (5,000m), which is the highest point of this trek.Hike easy for breath taking Panorama of the Langtang Lirung, Langtang range, Kinshung, Yansa Tsenji. We also have options to do a side trip to Langshisa Kharka. There are several alternatives sided trips, the surrounding areas of north having many smaller uninhabited valleys. spend your night back to Kyanjin. 
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7 : Acclimatization day in Kyanjin.

Today is the rest & exploration day of the trekking. We visit the monastery and the cheese factory or may walk up the moraine to see the spectacular ice faces and tumbling glaciers of Langtang Lirung or ascend Kyanjin ri (4350m) and Tserko Ri (5,000m), which is the highest point of this trek.Hike easy for breath taking Panorama of the Langtang Lirung, Langtang range, Kinshung, Yansa Tsenji. We also have options to do a side trip to Langshisa Kharka. There are several alternatives sided trips, the surrounding areas of north having many smaller uninhabited valleys. spend your night back to Kyanjin. 
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 8 : Kyanjin Gompa to Yala Peak Base camp (5,732m).

Today, We climb to the first base camp of Yala peak at the height at the height of 5732m.This is a short training day for the climb to the summit next day.Overnight at Guesthouse on BLD Basis. 
  • Accomodation: Tented Camp
  • Max. Altitude: 5732m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 9 : Base camp-summit (Yala peak)- return to Kyanjin Gompa.

We will start an early climbing to the summit of Yala peak with our crew. It would be great pleasure to feel the conquering of the peak. It offers superb panorama vistas scenery from here. After having some rest we return back to the Kyanjin Gompa for the rest.
 
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 10 : Kyanjin Gompa to Lama hotel.

Have your breakfast with observing surrounding genetic snowy capped mountains breathtaking view.We will follow the same trail back following the Langtang Khola to Langtang village & on to Ghora Tabela. After having a lunch stop continue steep descend to Lama hotel.All the way downhill you will see fantastic views of towering mountain what you have missed on the way up.
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 11 : Lama hotel trek to Big Syabru Bensi (2,230m).

The beginning trail gently descends along the river to the landslide then passes through pine and junipeers forests steeply up to Thulo (Big) syabru. The trail offers magnificent views of red pandas,boar,monkeys and various species of birds. The Tamang cultural heritage "Thulo Syabru Gauun" preserves wonderful ethnic custom, culture and their traditional. Here, you can enjoy the amazing landscape and the magnificent nature with splendid views of Ganesh himal (7110m), Langtang himal and its ranges. Rest of the day explore around the small village of Syabru.
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Max. Altitude: 2230m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 12 : Big Syabru Bensi to Sing Gompa (3,330m).

The trails lead us from Thulo Syabru follows a steep path passing through Dursagang (2735m), passing alpine of chotens. Along with the breathtaking views of Langtang himal, Ganesh himal, Tibetan mountain, the trail continues steeply through the forests of Oak and hemlock and then less steeply through Rhododendron forest and pastures to the top of the ridge at Phoparng Danda (3190m). Then the path gently ascends for a while and follows a flat level to the Sing Gompa. The laocal wel managed cheese factory and a Buddhist monastery's can be the visiting places which provides panoramic views, exhilarating nature. Spend your night at teahouse.
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Max. Altitude: 3330m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 13 : Sing Gompa to Gosaikunda Lake (4,460m).

The trail today two parts. Initially the trail climbs steeply up a ridge that marks a transition zone between rich, moist mountain forests and dry scrub vegetation on the slopes. Slope is the sanctuary for the red pandas and providing magnificent view of snowcapped Ganesh himal. The trail to LauriBinayak (3920m) is steep & continues for three hours. We follow a rugged trail with dramatic views to the west; Manaslu range, Ganesh himal range, Tibetan peaks and to the north also across the valley is Langtang Lirung.
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Max. Altitude: 4460m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 14 : Gosaikunda to Ghopte (3,440m).

After explore around at Gosaikunda, we start a bit challenge day. The trail traverses the northern side of Gosaikunda lake & climbs on a rocky trail. We climb through rugged country, crosses glacier moraines and past four small lakes to the Laurebina La (4610m). On a clear day we can see Annapurna range through the way. Then the trail leads us steeply down to Phedi (3740m). From here, the route drops to the stream then climbs through the Scrub Bamboo to a crest. Continue walk down throughout crossing a rocky hill with pine, rhododendron trees to Ghopte. At night you can see the lights of Trishuli Bazaar far below & Kathmandu glow behind the hills to the west.
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Max. Altitude: 3440m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 15 : Ghopte to Tharepati (3,510m).

Today, Descending from the ridge at Ghopte, the trail makes numerous ups and downs across ravines and the boulders of old moraines. The trail slightly descends and then begins to ascend through the Rhododendron, Oak & juniper forests up to the Tharepati. A steep path rises above the village to a fluttering white prayer flag on a windswept hilltop, offering a perfect panorama of the Langtang Himalaya. Spend your day strolling around the village.
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Max. Altitude: 3510m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 16 : Tharepati to Gul Bhanjyang (2,800m).

Heading east from Tharepati, the trail drops rapidly down the ridge. The path passes pine and Rhododendron forest rich with bird life along with good views down into the Helambu valley. This is an interesting typically old-fashioned Helambu village. Attractive mountain views as well as local peoples life style, culture; customs would be worth making you glad.
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Max. Altitude: 2800m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 17 : Gul Bhanjyang to Chisopani (2,140m).

A pleasant walk down to the Pathi Bhanjyang goes through forests. A shorter day but with descends and climbs to chisopani, where the view of the whole central Himalayas is breathtaking. We can see Himalayan range from Manaslu to Everest. Landscapes will be reflective in the evening and early morning hours.
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Max. Altitude: 2140m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 18 : Chisopani to Sundrijal to kathmandu.

We start the day by climbing up the last pass of the trek at Borlang Bhanjyang, at 2240m. From here we descend steeply through deeply ereoded chasms towards the Tamang settlement of Mulkharka (1800m). More super views while descending to the road through Oak & Rhododendron forests, with some pine a lower altitude. Now it is a short trek to sundrijal as we walk past the local water supply system & follow the water pipe to this village. From Sundrijal we can take local transportation or have our private transport waiting for us to bring us back to Kathmandu for about 3-4 hours.
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Hours: 3-4
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 19 : Free Day in Kathmandu for shopping.

Extra day in Kathamndu for relaxing and If you are interested in continuing for Chitwan Jungle safari, river rafting and Mountain Flight.
  • Accomodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 20 : Final Depature.

Today, you will transfer to Tribhuwan international airport for your final departure for your home country or your further destination.
The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. The trek can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Customize My Trip

What's included

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle.
  • Standard twin sharing accomodation in a three star hotel in Kathmandu on BB Basis.
  • Full day Kathmandu sightseeing tour by private tourist vehicle.
  • Professional english speaking tour guide for Kathmandu sightseeeing.
  • All standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch & dinner) during the trek and camping.
  • Best available lodge/Guesthouse accommodation during the trek.
  • License holder english speaking trekking guide
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 Porter)
  • Food, accommodation, salary, Equipment, Medicine & Insurance for all staff
  • Necessary entry permit fees & traveler TIMS card.
  • Climbing equipment (Camping tent, Climbing rope, Ice Screw, Ice hammer, snow bar and Kitchen equipment).
  • Himalayan Excursion Nepal sleeping bag & duffel bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • All necessary pick up drop by toursit vehicle
  • All government & local taxes

What's not included

  • International airfare & necessary airport taxes
  • Nepal entry visa fees at present USD 25 for 15 days, USD 40 for 30 days and USD 100 for three month. (bring accurate USD cash & two pp size photo).
  • Lunch & dinner in kathmandu & pokhara.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early from mountain or late departure.
  • Temple & monastries entry fees in Kathmandu.
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency rescue & evacuation.
  • All personal & bar expenses in Kathmandu & during the trek.
  • Tips for trekking staff, Guide, Porter & driver (tipping is expected)
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc) and Any other expenses which are not mentioned above.
Yala peak climbing is suitable for those person who is physically fit, no previous experience is required. To condition yourself for the trek, some physical fitness programs such as walking, running, swimming and hiking are recommended before you embark on your journey. To prepare for this trek you should begin training at least four to five months before your trip.Any person suffering from a pre-existing medical condition or diseases must seek medical advice before considering any trek.
Yes, our company representative will be there to greet you. He will be displaying Himalayan  Excursion Nepal sign board outside the airpot terminal. You will be transferred to your hotel by our private vehicle.
 
Best season for trekking is usually March-April and October-November.
Weather in the mountains is very difficult to predict.At night it is generally cold and the days are generally warm.The temperature could be as high as 25 degree celsius to -20 degree celsius low.
During trek guesthouse does not facilitate with heater or air conditioner,But they have facility of hitting the dinning area by providing kerosene or metal heater. USD 2 to USD 5 per person would be applicable to use this service and this is payable directly to the guesthouse.
 
Depending on nature of travel we provide different vehicle service.we provide tourist vehicles for sightseeing, city tours and airport pickups-drops. We book flight ticket through Tara Air, Goma Air and Nepal Airlines air for the flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and vice versa.
There are landline telephone in some village along the trekking routes from which you can contact with your family and friends. some place there is also internet access which you can use by paying some charges.Also you can buy sim card for your cell phone by giving your xerox copy of your passport and PP size photo.
In the cities, off course yes but once you are outside of the cities, all you have to pay in cash. Also you have exchange the currency in Nepali rupees before you go outside the cities.
Generally, in kathmandu you can allocate USD 15-20 for lunch and dinner.During trekking USD 10 to 15 per person a day will be enough to buy bottles of water,chocolates,biscuits,pay for the hot shower and a few drinks.
Yes, charging facilities will be available in every guesthouse & lodges but sometime there maybe load shedding problem so its better to bring power bank or spare batteries.
There are many restaurant available in Kathmandu city where you can find any delight of your choice. But in trekking route most teahouses.On the menu you may find noodles soup,steam mo:mo,daal bhat, green salad, finger chips,eggs,potatoes, fresh vegetables. You can get tea,coffee,hot lemon,hot chocolate. Every day breakfast, lunch , dinner will be at a lodge.
Along your trek we can add days at your request with additional costs to cover guides,porters,accomodation and food.Please consult with your guide and he will update our office in Kathmandu and we can make the arrangments accordingly.
 
If you are in private or solo trip it would be possible as your itinerary is very flexible where as if you were in group then this group the option would be limited so please make sure you discuss with your group and guide and your guide will update us accordingly.
 
Lodges mostly serve the vegetarian meals so there is no problem at all for vegetarian. Also we always recommend our clients to eat vegetarian meals to avoid food poisoning. Non-veg meals at the high altitude is not safe for the stomach.
 
Hot water in bucket will be provided for shower and you have to pay for hot water.
Yes, they have received training from NATHM (Nepal Academy of Tourism and Hotel Management).They have also received high altitude first aid training from KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Education Project).
Actually tipping is not compulsory, but small gesture of thanks to your guides and local porters.The level of the tip should reflect the level of satisfaction from and personal involvment with your guide.
Yes, there are a plenty of options and choices to extend your holiday before or after your main trip.Click here
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Trip Info

Trip Code: HEN/PAE-01
Grade: Moderate grading info

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