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.
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.
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.
Yala Peak a normal climb of grade ‘F’ means much easier than other peaks, although the tough part is climbing and walking over a steep snow slope for several hours, with rising altitude gain on each step. But not overall difficult a straight-forward peak to reach the summit but with some tough vertical section to climb. Our expert climbing guide will make the climb much possible guiding and supporting you all the way to the top with a safe descend.
Not much like on other climbing peaks and major mountaineering expeditions, but you need some excellent gear for the climb, a good ice-axe, crampons, harness, helmets, carabineer/karabiner, and main ropes which will be provided by the company and etc. Including personal warm clothing with good climbing boots.
Altitude wise it is safe as it gains gradually for other illnesses, like severe diarrhea or any other medical and health issue. If the member gets into a worse condition, that needs to break from the trip, immediate evacuation by fastest means of transportation. The quickest and reliable is taking a helicopter service, where all medical and other expenses incurred have to be borne by oneself. Which can be reimbursed from your insurance company, Hiker Himalaya will issue a supporting letter including a medical note of the case made by the doctors in Kathmandu.
Nearly all seasons of the year, but best in spring from March to May with autumn/fall of September to November, including pre-winter times of December. Spring is best with wildflowers in full bloom around mid-hills till Langtang village, with clear fine sunshine most of the day can get cloudy by late afternoon but the starry bright night sky. Cold in the morning and nighttimes, shady areas where the wind-chill factor adds more freezing temperatures, can expect snow sometimes on high altitude areas like around Langtang valley. Autumn/fall is another best time with a clear day for views and for Yala Peak climb Langtang Valley trekking. But much cold morning and night time, expect snow around higher altitude.
Every lodge we spend for overnight stops or lunch does have facilities to charge electronic gadgets. From cell-phone, cameras, and laptops on paying a charge per hour for each item. The price differs from one place to another. The only place that you cannot get the facility for charging is after Kyanjin Gompa, where we will be spending away from villages and human settlement in tented camping for some days and after the climb, then back to the village in the comfort of a lodge, where you can charge your electronic items.