Type
Trekking and Climbing
Level
Difficult
Season
Mar/Apr/May/Sep/Oct / Nov/Dec
Accommodation
tourist standard hotels / Tea houses/Tent
Duration
14/13
Price

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Yala Peak Climbing

Standing at 5500 meters approx, Yala Peak is one of the Nepal’s easier trekking peaks, situated to the north of Kathmandu in the beautiful Langtang valley. This summit is renowned for being an excellent vantage point from which Shisapangama (8,013m), the highest mountain lies wholly in Tibet and smallest of the eight thousanders family can be seen. An excellent tailor made novice trekking peak circuit, ideal for, passionate climbers looking for a rewarding peak climbing experience in the Langtang region.

Yala Peak Climbing journey commences with a long drive of approx 8 to 9 hours from Kathmandu to Dhunche or Syabrubesi. During our interesting drive we are greeted by spectacular by excellent Trishuli gorges and glimpses of outstanding mountain vistas. Once we reach the starting point of our trek it leads us comfortably through farmlands, forested trails of Rhododendrons, coniferous trees, oak and bamboos as well. We leave behind this exciting trail following the Langtang River along with ascending the interesting grassland of Kyanjin Gompa (3,800m), where the glaciers meet the meadows. Here we get overwhelming glimpses of yak pasturelands with yak herds on a feeding frenzy engulfed under snowy backdrop of Langtang RI, Langtang Lirung (7,246m) Dorje Lakpa and few others. An excellent exploration trekking peak home to indigenous Tamang communities nestled around the Langtang National Park.

 

Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1,350m)

Beautiful, historic Kathmandu is your first taste of Nepal! Our representative from Himalayan Aster Treks be waiting at the airport to greet you with a warm welcome and transfer you to  hotel . The next two weeks are going to be some of the most memorable of your life… rest up! In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Himalayan Aster. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 2
Half day Guided City tour and Trek Preparation

Today you will be doing a half day Guided sightseeing tour. After breakfast drive towards Pashupatinath, located approximately 5 km east of Kathmandu and reach there by 30 minutes drive. Famous Hindu Temple where thousands of devotees and Saddhus perform rituals daily. You can see the cremating body most of the times in the riverbank of Bagmati according to Hindu customs. After completing the sightseeing of Pashupatinath area, 15 minutes drive to reach Bouddhanath (the largest pagoda style sputa, height of 36 meters, a diameter of 120 meters). Strolling around the base, you can hear the chanting of monks and creaking of prayer wheels. After spending memorable moments in Boudhanath.  After the Tour:

Our climbing leaders will check our set of climbing equipment to make sure that they are in good condition for our coming journey. We also get introduced to fellow participants, and discuss our trip. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 3
Drive to Sybru Bensi (1462meters) by Local Bus 8 hours.

Drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi which takes about nine hours by bus or Land cruiser depending on group size. You head north out of Kathmandu driving through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Syabru Besi passing through Dhunche. While passing along the road at the bank of Trishuli river you catch a glimpse of Ganesh Himal, terraces and green hills. As you pass through Dhunche you feel as if you are heading towards deep land. At the same time, you notice that the road is still under construction. Sybru Bensi the cool town with the excellent view. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 4
Trek to Lama Hotel (2500meters) 5 hours.

Today, the first part of the trail crosses through Bhote Koshi and follows the Langtang Khola. This trail gradually climbs to Bamboo passing through the landslide area. Afterwards, your trek ascends gently to Rimche (2400meters) through Bamboo (1960meters) which lies at the bank of Langtang Khola. You can have lunch at this place if you like. Your trail is level to the Lama Hotel. En route you could see red pandas, monkeys and bears if you’re lucky. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 5
Trek to Langtang Village (3307meters) 5 hours.

The trek route follows Gumanechok, Ghoda Tabela literally it means the Horse Stable. After this the trail is slightly gradual and beautiful in the valley with the grazing Yaks. Langtang village is one of the very local and old villages along this trekking route and the view from here is more spectacular as we get closer to mountain. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 6
Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3798meters) 4 hours.

Today is a shorter walk but enough for acclimatization. The surroundings are interesting and we pass the famous Cheese factory. This beautiful valley in the lap of the Langtang Lirung. A place to explore the valley and lots of small peaks to climb. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 7
Kyanjin Gompa exploration day

Today is a day to rest and explore the area. You can visit the monastery and cheese factory then take a walk up the moraine to see the spectacular ice faces and tumbling glaciers of Langtang Lirung or ascend Kyangjin Ri (4350meters) which is highest point of this trek, directly behind the village, for a breath-taking panorama of the Langtang peaks. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 8
Trek to Yala peak Base camp (4400meters) 6 hours.

To reach Yala Base Camp you trek along the rocky glacier trail. You will be quite taken back by the views of Ganchenpo, Naya Kang, Tserko Ri, Yala peak and others. For today the accommodation will be tented camp and food will be cooked by our professional camp cook. Overnight at Tented camp.

Day 9
Summit Yala Peak (5732 meters) and back to Kyangjin Gompa.

Today our main adventure day, an early start in the morning to climb Pisang peak depending on weather conditions. At the summit of Yala peak, you will be stunned by the panoramic views of Shishapangma, Dorje Lakpa, Ganchenpo, Naya Kang, Tserko Ri, Langtang Lirung and many Tibetan mountains.

Day 19
Spare day in case of bad weather to climb Yala Peak.

This is the spare day for the climb just in cse of the bad weather. Or we can have the rest day at the Kyanjin Gompa, visit the Langtang Glacier etc. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 11
Trek back to Lama Hotel (2500meters) 5.30 hours.

Rejoin the trail to Lama Hotel. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 12
Trek to Sybru Bensi (1462meters) 5 hours.

Leaving the mountains behind us our descent takes us to the Sybru Bensi where we started the trek about a week ago. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 13
Drive back to Kathmandu by Local bus 8 hours.

After breakfast, we drive back to Kathmandu from Sybru Bensi which will take some 9 hours by bus. Overnight at hotel.

Day 14
Final Departure

The trip ends, our Airport Representative will drop you to the Kathmandu International Airport for your flight departure from Nepal.

Package inclusions and exclusions

Whats included in this tour

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • Tourist Standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodations during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Welcome or farewell dinners
  • All grounded vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • English-speaking, trained and experienced trekking guide(leader), climbing guide (leader) and Sherpa Porters
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Himalayan Aster’s trekking bag/duffel bag and t-shirt
  • All necessary paperwork including climbing and trekking permits, and National Park Permit
  • Good quality tents and kitchen utensils for camping
  • Group mountaineering (climbing) equipment(s)
  • All government and local taxes

Whats not included in this tour

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Excess baggage charge(s)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • International flights
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)
  • Personal climbing equipment
  • Personal climbing guide if requested
  • Services not listed in the ‘What Is Included’ section

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