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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 DIFFICULT
Transportation The overland journey both ways, Private vehicle, and public local bus
Accomodation Three-star Hotel in Kathmandu; best available Lodge on route trek  and overnight in a tented camp on the climb
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 1,878 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 adequate climbing gear is required for safe and successful ascent and descent. Yala Peak Climbing, where treks take you right to the heart of massive Langtang Himal, is located within Nepal Central Himalaya.

The closest snow-mountain range from the capital Kathmandu city, where the 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 for some thousands of years one of the largest populated hill tribes in 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, and 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 a 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 overnight stops 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 including 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 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, and good climbing boots, requires main ropes, especially for a long safe descent. Our Big Day! Starting before the crack of dawn following our expert guide who has 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 of 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 a few short ups back into lush green vegetation and tree lines to reach the road-head at Syabrubesi. Where an exciting drive reaches you to Kathmandu, after a great adventure and memorable experience on Yala Peak Climbing.

Protection for climbing Yala Peak:

When traveling in remote mountainous areas, uncertainties such as weather, health issues, and natural disasters require a certain amount of flexibility. While our goal is to follow the itinerary, that is not our first priority; Your safety is always our first priority. Hiker Himalaya Treks & Expeditions requests your assistance in accepting the decision and advice of our trusted and experienced guides in case it is deemed necessary to change or cancel any part of the itinerary for safety reasons.

We should also plan for a few extra days as bad weather can affect the designed schedule. This does not guarantee a successful climb but saves the frustration of an often cloudy summit day.

Compatibility/Fitness/Experience:

As our Yala peak climb takes us high, into the Himalayas, our bodies need to acclimatize to the altitude sufficiently. Our Yala Peak Climbing Itinerary has matching days. Better to take it slowly to avoid altitude sickness. The normal level of fitness required to climb Yala Peak In general, this climb can be done with an average level of fitness. More important than fitness or experience is one's personal determination and positive attitude to complete and enjoy the expedition.

When is the best time to climb Yala Peak?

The best time to climb the Yala peak is during the autumn and spring seasons. Autumn falls in September, October, and November while spring falls in March, April, and May.

Autumn and spring are considered to be the best time to climb the Yala peak because the weather and temperature of the Langtang region are very favorable during this season. Both autumn and spring provide ideal conditions for trekking and summit climbing expeditions.

Similarly, you can expect minimum rainfall during this time as autumn is the post-monsoon period and spring is the pre-monsoon period. The climate of the Langtang region is neither too hot nor too cold in autumn and spring, making it a favorite of various trekkers.

Yala peak climbing equipment & Packing Lists:

This list outlines the required things to bring during the Yala peak climbing. The weight limit for your luggage is 16 kg. Remember that your luggage will be carried by our porter. However, you are required to carry a small day- pack with your valuables or anything important. We advise you to pack only what is necessary.

Important Items: Airline tickets; Valid passport; 2 extra passport size photos; Photocopy of your passport; Insurance paper; Dollars, Pounds, or Euros in cash for purchasing a Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying at restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks and to purchase your own drinks and gifts; Credit Card (Visa/ Mater Card) for withdrawing cash from cash machines if needs.

For Head: Sun Hat; Bandana or head scarf; Headlamp with extra batteries; Sun Glasses with UV protection.

For Upper Body: Shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves); Lightweight thermal tops; Fleece Jacket or Wool Sweater; Wind Cheater jacket; Down Jacket

For Lower Body: 1 pair of lightweight thermal bottoms; 1 pair of fleece or woolen trousers; 1 pair of waterproof shell pants and 1 pair of hiking trousers.

For Hands: 1 pair of lightweight wool or fleece gloves and 1 pair of lightweight poly liner gloves.

For Feet: 2 pairs of thin inner socks; 2 pairs of poly or wool socks; 1 pair of Hiking boots (sturdy soles, water-resistant, ankle support); 1 pair of running shoes and/or sandals.

Other Useful Items: 1 sleeping bag (good to -22 degrees C or 29 degrees F); Rucksack and Travel Bags; 1 large duffel bag, A small daypack/backpack for carrying your valuables; Small padlocks for duffel- bags; 2 large waterproof rucksack covers (optional).

Medical: Your daily taking medicine if any; small personal first aid kit; Aspirin, plasters (band-aids); Sunscreen; lip balms; Anti-diarrhea pills; Anti-headache pills; A cough and/or cold medicine; Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetazolamide; Stomach antibiotic.

Digital camera; 2 water bottles (1 liter each); disposable rubbish sacks; Toiletries: 1 medium-sized quick-drying towel; Toothbrush/paste; multi-purpose soap; Deodorants; Nail clippers; Face and body moisturizer; Tissue /toilet roll; hiking poles, snack food (chocolate/ biscuits); umbrella; reading book or pack of cards (for leisure time during trekking).

Note: If any items are not available in your hometown you can buy them in Trekking Store in Kathmandu before you embark on trekking. 

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 a short transfer to the heart of Kathmandu city. Where is your hotel located, after checking into your rooms, and then meeting other members of the trip at the hotel lobby for a 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 prepare 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 the 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 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 pine trees with thick bamboo stalks. Finally, the day ends on reaching open areas where Lama Hotel is situated with a 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, and 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 the 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 of 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 a 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 and 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's 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, one needs to be prepared with warm gear and equipment like an 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 the 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 as 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's walk reaches the 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 leaving the forest behind to reach back to 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 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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