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Hiker Himalaya Treks & Expedition

Yala peak Climbing

Trip code YPC-50
Package name Yala peak Climbing
Duration 16 Days
Max. elevation 5732 Meter
Level MODERATE
Transportation The overland journey both ways, Private vehicle, and public local bus
Accomodation Three-star Hotel in Kathmandu; best available Lodge on route trek with camping
Starts at kathmandu
Ends at Kathmandu
Trip route Kathmandu-Syabrubesi-Lama Hotel-Langtang-Kyanjin Gompa-Yak Kharka-Yala Peak base camp-Climb Yala Peak-Yak Kharka-back to Lama Hotel Syabrubesi- Kathmandu
Cost USD 1,798 per person

Highlights

Overview

Yala Peak Climbing is an adventure that reaches you on top 5,732 m and 18,800 feet high. Facing a spectacular panorama of the tallest mountain range that surrounds you on the summit of Yala Peak. A great feat that leads to strenuous climb, but compared to other trekking peaks of Nepal. This is quite easy with less technical effort, but the adequate climbing gear is required for safe and successful ascent and descent. Yala Peak Climbing, where treks take you right in the heart of massive Langtang Himal, is located within Nepal Central Himalaya.


The closest snow-mountain range from the capital Kathmandu city, where drive reaches you from low mid-hills to the cooler alpine high area. Around the district of Rasuwa within the Langtang Himal region, the home of indigenous Tamang people, the hill tribes of the Langtang area. The Tamang have descended from Mongolia and Tibet some thousands of years one of the largest populated hill tribes of the country. Practice Buddhism and ancient Bon practice of pre-Buddhism and Shamanism, which you will witness on the treks heading through several villages. 

Yala Peak climbing and Langtang Valley trekking start from the Tamang village of Syabrubesi, which also falls en route to the Tibet border. From heading towards high cooler hills following a river gorge, covered in a dense forest of rhododendron, pines, oaks, firs with some bamboo stalks. As the walk progressed reached Langtang village, which was devastated by landslides effect of the huge earthquake of 2015. Where many life was lost, one can notice a memorial monument of the people who lost their lives with few foreign trekkers. The village is getting back to normal life, spending overnight here then the journey continues to reach a wide-open Langtang valley.

Kyanjin Gompa, located within the scenic valley enclosed by an array of snow-clad peaks, is a beautiful location with nice lodges. At Kyanjin Gompa for two overnights stop before our bid adventure to Yala Peak climb, a necessary extra day for acclimatization. While in Kyanjin with a rest day, hike to nearby Tserko or Kyanjin-Ri high hills to add more heights. As well as a spectacular panorama of the surrounding giant mountain range of Langtang Himal and Jugal peaks includes some mountains across the border of Tibet. From Kyanjin, our adventure starts heading due east towards the near end of Langtang valley, leaving human settlements for absolute mountain wilderness.

Reaching at Yala Peak base camp, after overnight in Yak Kharka a summer temporary shelter of cattle and yak herders. Yala Peak Climbing, the grade as ‘F’ means “Facial Easy” used from French / Swiss Alpine Climbing Classification Systems. Which is popular worldwide on an alpine-style climb of a day or more, although non-technical peak to climb. Requires good climbing equipment, such as ice-ax, crampons, good climbing boots, requires main ropes, especially for long safe descend. Our Big Day! Starting before the crack of dawn following our expert guide who have summited many peaks including the Yala peak several times.

Following a snow ledge and steep slopes of the vigorous climb due to gain in elevation, then finally stand on top Yala Peak Summit. Feel the great exciting moments in the backdrop of undulating snow mountains that encircles you on top. After a triumph of the adventure head down safe and slow to reach Kyanjin in the comfort of a nice cozy lodge. From here on long downhill with few short ups back into lush green vegetation and tree lines to reach on the road-head at Syabrubesi. Where an exciting drive reaches you to Kathmandu, after a great adventure and memorable experience on Yala Peak Climbing.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival at Kathmandu via respective airlines and transfer to hotel:

On arrival in Kathmandu and Nepal International Airport via various international airlines, received by our guide and staff for short transfer in the heart of Kathmandu city. Where your hotel is located, after checking into your rooms, and then meet other members of the trip at the hotel lobby for briefing. Regarding Yala Peak Climbing and Langtang Valley Trek, information includes other useful information to make your adventure holiday in Nepal more enjoyable. The evening group welcomes dinner in a lovely Nepalese Restaurant with an introduction to the culture of Nepal with folk dance and music.

Day 2 : In Kathmandu free day for a sightseeing tour at places of interest:

A free day in Kathmandu preparation for the trek includes a sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley at places of great historical and religious interest. The city is steeped with ancient world heritage sites, where the tour takes you around renowned landmarks, like the old Durbar / Palace Square with old Swayambhunath of more than 2,500 years old Stupa, a Buddhist religious monument. Includes holy Hindu temple of Pashupatinath and large dome stupa of Bouddhanath of great cultural and religious interest. Rest of the afternoon preparation for Yala Peak Climbing and trekking to Langtang Valley.

Day 3 : Drive to Syabrubesi village 1,420 m, -06 hours:

Start early as possible in the morning after breakfast, because of the long and scenic drive to reach high hills and mountainous areas of Langtang Himal. An interesting drive of little more than 6 hours, during the ride, observe Nepalese farm villages and towns. As drive reach you at the large town of Dhunche, located at 1, 950 m high. The headquarter town of Rasuwa district, as well as the entrance of Langtang National Park. From Dhunche on winding downhill to reach Syabrubesi village for an overnight stop, mostly inhabited by the indigenous Tamang, hill tribes of Langtang and Central Himalaya, interwoven to Buddhism religion and fascinating culture.

Day 4 : Trek to Lama Hotel 2, 380 m, -06 hours:

The first-day trek of the adventure starts with a nice gradual path and then over a bridge above Langtang River, from here climb begins towards a higher area within spread-out farm villages with nice tended crops terraces. The walk continues past a small settlement of Bamboo with a few tea-houses and lodge, then into the lovely cool shade of dense forest lines with tall rhododendron-magnolia-oaks and pines trees with thick bamboo stalks. Finally, the day ends on reaching open areas where Lama Hotel is situated with few simple lodges for an overnight stop, within forest surroundings.

Day 5 : Trek to Langtang Village 3, 480 m, -05 hours:

From Lama, Hotel morning starts with a slow climb into a river gorge covered with dense forest trail, after a few hours reach a small place of Ghoretabela, a nice place in the middle of woods with few lodges around. A possible lunch stop, from here the walk continues into the forest of fir, hemlocks, and rhododendron trees to reach an open area at Langtang village, the last permanent settlement before Kyanjin Gompa. Overnight in a nice lodge, the village is populated by Tamang the hill tribe of Langtang area, and central Himalaya as well on the suburb of Kathmandu valley. Here one can witness rock falls and landslide, where all houses were destroyed during the 2015 huge earthquake, many life was lost. At present, the villages slowly returning to normal as it was before the earthquake.

Day 6 : Trek to Kyanjin Gompa 3, 870 m, -04 hours:

Walk from Langtang village takes you on a level path with a short climb to reach an open area around Langtang valley, facing grand views of snow peaks as trek ends for the day on reaching Kyanjin Gompa for lunch and overnight stop. A beautiful spot located in the heart of scenic Langtang valley, with time to browse around and catch glimpse herds of yaks grazing over the yonder.

Day 7 : At Kyanjin Gompa with rest day for hike and excursion:

A great lovely place for a rest day, for acclimatization morning, after breakfast enjoys a few hour hikes with options to high hills of Kyanjin-Ri or Tsego-Ri at above 4,600 m high. Where you can enjoy the grand panorama of Ghengu Liru (Langtang -II 6, 571 m / 21,560 feet), Langtang Lirung (7,425 m / 23,765 feet) Kimshun (6, 745 m / 22,137 feet), and Shalbachum (6, 918 m / 22, 699 feet) to the south, the Chimsedang Lekh. That forms a ridge lined with peaks of Naya-Kanga 5,846 m and Gangchempo, Tilman's beautiful Fluted Peak. The mountain continues beyond the Jugal Himal, terminating with Dorje Lakpa (6,980 m / 22, 929 feet) in the far east of the valley floor.

Day 8 : Trek to Yak Kharka 4, 345 m, -05 hours:

After a pleasant and great extra day in Kyanjin within its lively warm lodge, from here onwards overnights in a tented camp for a few nights. After a good breakfast walk begins towards the east of Langtang valley. The trail follows along on leveled ground to a small cattle herder camp Markus, and on crossing over Langtang Khola / stream. Climb up to reach Yak Kharka overnight in tented camp. Where our field staff and cook will serve good hot meals from the kitchen tents at dining tents, as per the size of a group. Yak Kharka, yak herder temporary shelter, and a summer grazing pasture field. After getting organized fixing tents enjoy the views of Ganchenpo, Naya Kanga with other towering peaks.

Day 9 : Trek to Yala Peak base camp 4,400 m / 14,435 feet, -04 hours:

The morning after breakfast, a short day walk and climb leads to strenuous uphill due to gain in altitude, climb from Yak Kharka to Yala Base Camp which is about four hours of good scenic and exciting climb. As route lead over a rocky glacier path facing views close views of giant peaks with Yala Peak in front, as the climb ends on reaching the base camp.

Set up our last tented camp, with hot lunch served and cooked by our camping cook and kitchen staff, then relax and save energy for the next morning exciting day to reach the summit of Yala Peak. afternoon preparation and checking climbing gear, where our leader or lead climbing guide will provide more information regarding the climb and use of the right equipment. Even though it is a less technical climb, but one needs to be prepared with warm gear and equipment like ice-axe, crampons, etc needed for the summit bid.

Day 10 : Climb Yala Peak 5,732 m / 18,800 feet, -08 hours back to Yak Kharka.:

Start at the earliest for the Big Day, after a good warm breakfast, and then follow our lead guide, as climb leads to a long slope and ridges crossing a snow-line with some icy section, using ice-axe quite often where needed. A strenuous climb with a rapid gain of elevation following our guide safe and sure then finally a push yourself one top of Yala Peak summit. At the summit relax for a moment and catch your breath, and then enjoy stunning views of Langtang and Jugal Himal mountain range extending as far towards Ganesh Himal in the west. Feeling on top of the world and then safely descend to base camp, and continue to walk further towards Yak Kharka for last overnight in tented camp. By the time you reach the tents will be ready with warm light meals and refreshments, a great treat after the grand triumph of the adventure.

Day 11 : Trek to Kyanjin Gompa, -05 hrs:

After completing our target and highlighting the climb of Yala Peak, clear the camp and collect waste to carry and then hand it to the concerned park authority. Make the camp clean as pristine as it were, leaving nothing only your footprints behind, and then an easy walk to Kyanjin for overnight in the comfort of a nice warm cozy lodge.

Day 12 : Trek back to Lama Hotel on the downhill, -07 hours:

An enjoyable and wonderful time at Kyanjin within scenic Langtang valley, then depart from this beautiful location for our next adventure. The walk leads on the same exciting trail to Lama Hotel, past Langtang village and Ghoretabela as well back into a forested area. After a long day walk reaches at Lama Hotel for the last overnight around the west side of the Langtang area.

Day 13 : Trek to Syabrubesi, -06 hours:

From Lama Hotel walk towards a place called Bamboo a small settlement with few shops and huts that serves as lodges and Tea-House. After a short stop walk continues downhill on leaving the forest behind to reach back in Syabrubesi. Enjoy the last day around the Langtang and Rasuwa area, exploring around and observing the local traditional farm life of Tamang villages and its fascinating culture of Buddhism.

Day 14 : Drive back to Kathmandu, -06 hours:

Morning, after a nice breakfast board in the local vehicle for an interesting drive uphill to Dhunche town, and then downhill past Trisuli Bazaar to reach Kathmandu and back to your hotel, after a memorable time around Langtang valley and climb of Yala Peak.

Day 15 : In Kathmandu free day to relax and for individual activities:

We have reserved a spare day, as a contingency in case of bad weather that might delay our climb to Yala Peak, enjoy the day for individual activities and shopping souvenirs, or join in for another exciting tour around places of cultural and historical interest.

Day 16 : Departure Day for International flight homeward bound:

Your last day in Nepal, enjoying a memorable adventure and experience on Yala Peak Climbing with Langtang Valley, then time for your international flight. Our staff transfers you to the airport for homeward bound.

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