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Yala Peak Climbing

Yala Peak (5732m) is one of Nepal's easier trekking peaks, just to the north of Kathmandu in the beautiful Langtang Valley Region, this peak does not require mountaineering experience. From Kathmandu we drive to Dhunche or Syabru Bensi, and then trek up the valley for four days. We explore the Langshisa Glacier to help us acclimatize, establishing a high camp at 4800 meters from where we make our summit. After an alpine start under stars we are on the summit by late morning, with some amazing views into Tibet and across to Shisapangma (the only 8000 meters peak situated wholly in Tibet).This trek enables you to explore through the Langtang National Park home of the Tibetan looking people the Tamangs. We begin our journey by drive towards the North West of Kathmandu to a mountain village of Dhunche a major village of Langtang area.

The trek commences from here to the farmland, villages and forest of Rhododendron, conifer, bamboos, oaks and pines. In the spring season forest looks enchanting with flowers all around. After passing this fascinating scenery we follow the narrow gorge of Langtang River till we ascend to the large alpine grass land of Kyangin Gompa where the glacier meets the meadow. You can see yaks grazing around with the backdrops of snowy peaks of Langtang Ri, Langtang Lirung, Dorjee Lakpa and many other unnamed mountains around you.

 

Yala Peak climbing highlights:

Lantang Lirung (7,227m), Lenpo Gang (7,083m), Dorje Lakpa (6,990m) Ganesh Himal, Langshisha Ri , Naya Kanga and Shishapangma (8,027m) Experience Tibetan Tamang culture in Langtang Village, Amazing Langtang Valley Great Himalayan Landscape Langsisa Kharka and its valley View of Galjala pass Trekking routes

 

Trip grading:

this peak climbing is suitable for any climber looking for something a little more challenging and energetic. It does not require any previous trekking or mountaineering experience eventhough it is better if you have experience about mountaineering, If you are healthy and can walk 5 to 6 hours daily and fit for climbing , you can do this climbing. However it would be good if you do daily jugging or walking exercise is useful before you depart. Our program always include rest days and build up gradually, in order to acclimatize to the altitude. On trek and climbing , you can go at your own pace, with plenty of stops for resting.

 

Place covers:

Kathmandu - Dhunche - Syabru Gaon - Langtang village - Kyangjin - Yala Peak Base Camp - Lama Hotel - Kathmandu

Best Season:

February, March, April, May, June, September, October , November and early December.

 

Yala Peak climbing outline itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu, B/B Plan
  • Day 02: Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley, B/B Plan
  • Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche (1966m.) , O/N at Tea House, F/B Plan
  • Day 04: Trek from Dhunche to Syabru Gaon (2200m.) , O/N at Tea House, F/B Plan
  • Day 05: Trek from Syabru Gaon to Lama Hotel (2470m.), O/N at Tea House, F/B Plan
  • Day 06: Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3430m.) , O/N at Tea House, F/B Plan
  • Day 07: Trek from Langtang Village to Kyangjin (3870m.), O/N at Tea House, F/B Plan
  • Day 08: Rest day at Kyangjin Gompa and excursion around , O/N at Tea House, F/B Plan
  • Day 09: Trek from Kyanjin Gompa to Yala Peak Base Camp (4400m), O/N at Tea House, F/B Plan
  • Day 10: Summit Yala Peak (5732m) and come back to Kyanjin Gompa, O/N at Tea House, F/B Plan
  • Day 11: Trek from Kyangjin Gompa to Lama Hotel, O/N at Tea House, F/B Plan
  • Day 12: Trek from Lama Hotel to Syabru Besi (1460m), O/N at Tea House, F/B Plan
  • Day 13: Drive from Syabru Besi to Kathmandu by bus, B/B Plan
  • Day 14: Transfer to international airport for your final flight departure.

 

Note of the above itinerary

O/N = Over Night, B/B = Bed and Breakfast F/B (Full Board) = Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.



Important note

Above itinerary can be designed along your preferences. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter or longer. And if you would like to stay more than 19 days, you can do city guided tour in Kathmandu, white water rafting, jungle safari or Everest mountain flight, we are happy to follow your suggestion accordingly.


short description mode of packages

In our packages, we have included two nights 3 Star Category hotel in Kathmandu (capital of Nepal) and Pokhara Tourist Standard hotel level on BB plan, meals and accommodation in trekking, all the ground transportation as per itinerary, an experienced guide and porter and all the government taxes and necessary permits, please find in details what are included and excluded in the price as follows

Yala Peak climbing detail itinerary

Day 01
Arrival in Kathmandu.

Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport at Kathmandu (1348m). You will be met by our representative and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu/Bhaktapur and a short brief about the trekking and climbing after your refreshment.

Day 02
Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing.

In the morning after breakfast, we will take you for the Kathmandu Valley sightseeing with tour guide in world heritage sites such as Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square and many more and than meet to with climbing guide to preparations for the trip.

Day 03
Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche (1966m.)

It takes about eight hours. You head north out of Kathmandu driving through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Dhunche. The first part of your drive up to Trishuli Bazaar is quite smooth. The path now moves along the gravel road. During the rainy season, the path is sometime blocked due to landslides. Your drive from Kathamandu to the destination is to be made by either local bus or land cruiser

Day 04
Trek from Dhunche to Syabru Gaon (2200m.)

It takes about five and half hours. Trek to Syabru Gaon (6950ft, 2120m). The trekking today is very leisurely through forests and terraced hill slopes. As you enter Syabru, you descend to the ridgeline that separates the Langtang Khola from the Trisuli River. Syabru is a beautiful village stretched out along the ridgeline. You will continue through the village to your campsite about fifteen minutes beyond on the slopes below the village. The sunset is magnificent; brilliantly back lighting the houses perched on the ridge line above. From here you can enjoy spectacular view of Lantang Lirung (7245m.) and Tibetan Himal ranges.

Day 05
Trek from Syabru Gaon to Lama Hotel (2470m.)

It takes about five hours. The trail descends along the ridge on Syabru's main street and then drop to the Ghopche Khola (2050 m.) and again descends to the Landslide (1810m.). Afterwards, you trek ascends gently to Rimche (2400m.) through Bamboo (1960m.) and at the end your trail is level to the Lama Hotel. En route you could see red pandas, wild monkeys and bear if you are lucky

Day 06
Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3430m.)

It takes about six hours. As you continue climbing there are occasional glimpses of Langtang Lirung between the trees. At Ghora Tabela (3000m), the trail emerges from the forest. While walking here, you can catch a glimpse of white monkeys and local birds. Once there was a Tibetan resettlement project here, but now it is a Nepalese army post though it has no permanent inhabitants. The trail continues to climb gently and the valley widens, passing a few temporary settlements used by herders who bring their livestock to graze in the high pastures during the summer months. There is a monastery which we can visit shortly before arriving at the village of Langtang, the headquarters of the Langtang National Park. The houses of Langtang and its neighboring villages are of the flat-roofed Tibetan style, surrounded by stone walls enclosing fields of buckwheat, potatoes, wheat, turnips and barley.

Day 07
Trek from Langtang Village to Kyangjin (3870m.)

It takes about three hours. The trail climbs gradually through small villages and yak pastures as the valley opens out further and the views become more extensive. After crossing several small streams and moraines, the trail reaches the settlement at Kyangjin. There is a small monastery and a government-operated cheese factory. You will arrive at Kyangjin by lunch time allowing time to acclimatize and explore the area. It is a dramatic setting, with snow covered peaks surrounding us in all directions. At this point, you can enjoy the panoramic view of Dorje Lakpa (6990m.), Langtang Ri (6370m.) and Langtang Lirung (7245m.)

Day 08
Rest day at Kyangjin Gompa and excursion around

This is day to rest and explore the area. You can visit the monastery and the cheese factory, walk up the moraine to see the spectacular ice faces and tumbling glaciers of Langtang Lirung or ascend Kyangjin Ri [4350m], directly behind the village, for a breath-taking panorama of the Langtang peaks.

Day 09
Trek from Kyanjin Gompa to Yala Peak Base Camp (4400m)
Day 10
Summit Yala Peak (5732m) and come back to Kyanjin Gompa
Day 11
Trek from Kyangjin Gompa to Lama Hotel

It takes about six hours. From Kyangjin you retrace your route, following the Langtang Khola to Langtang village and on to Ghora Tabela. After lunch you continue the steep descent to Lama Hotel.

Day 12
Trek from Lama Hotel to Syabru Besi.

It takes about five hours. The upper part of the trail is more beautiful for the panoramic view of mountains and green hill views. This path is broader and remains sunny through the different Shepra and Tamang villages. The first half part of the trail is gradually down and then the trail does steeply descent to the Syabru Besi (1600m.). There was run a project called Chilime Power Plant.

Day 13
Drive from Syabru Besi to Kathmandu by bus.

We board our early flight from Lukla to Kathmandu. Upon arrival at TIA, we would be received by our representatives and transfer to hotel. In the afternoon, go for shopping.

Day 14
Transfer to international airport for your final flight departure.

Drop you to the international airport for your onward destination flight.

Cost includes in the package


  • Kathmandu International Airport transfer by private vehicles.
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley with private vehicles.
  • 3 nights standard accommodation in two/three star hotel in Kathmandu/Bhaktapur (bed with breakfast).
  • All grounded transportation as per programs.

  • Yala Peak climbing permit and all other required necessary permits.
  • Salary, food, drinks, accommodation, equipements and transportation for Nepali crew.
  • Arrangement of emergency helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance company.
  • Gokyo Treks Nepal's sleeping bag, down jackets, and walking stick, if necessary.
  • Gokyo Treks Nepal's provides duffle bag (keep yourself).
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • All government applicable taxes.
  • All 3 major meals breakfast/lunch/dinner with hot drinks and tented accommodation during the trek en-route. (Twin sharing tent, dining tent, toilet tent, kitchen tent, staff tent, table, chairs and kitchen utensil etc.).
  • Staff: (Professional English speaking trekking guide, 1 cook, 1 kitchen helper, 1 climbing guide & necessary porters. (1 assistant guide for 5 plus people).
  • Hot bucket shower (bath) during the trek.
  • Insurance for all the Nepalese staff.
  • Collective equipments such as a climbing rope, ice screws, snow bars, tent, snow sawel.
  • All necessary paper works and Langtang National Park entry permit.
  • At the end we will provide special gift from Gokyo Treks & Expedition .

Cost excludes in the package


  • Nepal entry visa fees.
  • Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
  • Food while you are in Kathmandu.
  • Any donations and monuments entrance fees while sightseeing tour in Kathmandu Valley.
  • Garbage deposit (US$ 250), refundable after the climbing.
  • Personal climbing equipment and your personal nature expenses.
  • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks.
  • Sweet things like chocolate.
  • Hot Shower during the trek.
  • International airfare and airport departure taxes.
  • Tips for the trekking crews and driver. (Tipping is expected but it is not mandatory).
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on including section.

Extra: Trip Advisor Notes :


  • US$ 50 per person/per day extra, if you wish to extend your trekking in the mountain.
  • If you wish to take budget hotel in Kathmandu, US$ 15 will be deducted from total trip cost.
  • US$ 45++per night for single room and 55++ per night for double room if you need extra accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast.
  • US$ 300 for extra Sherpa climbing guide.
  • No hidden price and single supplement charge.

Acclimatization


We are experts for the operations trip at high-altitude. Every trip we run has a sound acclimatization program. We created this trekking itinerary to allow for gradual height gain spread over a number of days. There is no way of predicting who will suffer from altitude, but for the vast majority of people, a slow ascent will produce minimal effects. Acclimatizing takes time and there are no safe shortcuts. For all trips to altitudes in excess of 3,000 meters, our guides carry medicines essential to the treatment of altitude illness; they are trained to track symptoms as well as administer medications but we recommend to you to carry medicine by yourself that is beneficial for you.


Travel Insurance


To be sufficiently protected in terms of insurance, you need specialized travel insurance for participation in hazardous activities. A travel insurance policy that covers emergency evacuation, trip injury, lost baggage, theft, liability, medical treatment and expenses is strongly recommended. Make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal such as trekking and climbing. Our agency Gokyo Treks and Expedition can arrange for the appropriate policy based on your trekking.


Climate and Weather


The climate of Nepal is as varied as its geography. The low-lying Terai has a sub-tropical monsoonal climate. The Himalaya where most of our treks take place, are best in the cool dry season from September to May. The traditional trekking season in Nepal is late September to December, with October and November generally recognized as having the best weather. Spring is also a popular time of year with warmer weather and the advantage of seeing spring flowers and rhododendrons in bloom. The visibility is good and days are pleasantly warm, although nights can be cold, and snow is possible above 3,000 meters.
This trekking is likely to have a wide range of temperatures depending on the altitude and the time of day. In the mountains up to 3,500m the nights will be cool, normally around 5 degree C, and during the day temperatures sometimes rise to 25 degree C. At higher altitudes temperatures range from about 15 degree C to -10 degree C.


Group Size


We bring together a small group of likeminded people to give them a memorable and insightful travel experience with an invaluable opportunity to interact in a fun-filled environment. Our travel group generally comprises a maximum of 12 members. We need a minimum of 2 participants to run our fixed departure dates. For individualized trips, no minimum or maximum applies. If you would like to travel independently or with your friends, families and colleagues, you are invited to choose any of the trips at your convenient time frame for any number of people.


Responsible travel


Gokyo Treks and Expedition promises you a rewarding trip with an experience that last you lifetime amidst natural and cultural beauties. Here you will find committed team member, world-class quality, personalized service, closest co-operation and great company. Our trekking crews have more than a decade of trek leadership experience. We ensure you get the ultimate holiday experience that exceeds your expectation. Quality service is what matters the most. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition are supremely confident to bring outstanding service throughout your trip without any unnecessary discomfort and hassle, it is 100 % guaranteed.

Trekking equipments


The following is a list of clothing and accessories that we recommend for treks and climbs in Nepal. This is not intended to be a comprehensive clothing and equipment list, rather it is intended to act as a reminder of those items that we feel are essential for your comfort and convenience. However we recognize that you may have your own personal preferences for clothing which may be equally as suitable.


Head
  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  • Any kinds of battery charges and hot shower during the trekking.
Upper Body
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket (optional)
  • T-shirts (2)
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
Hands
  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
Lower Body
  • Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
  • Fleece or wool pants
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
  • Underwear (4)
  • Hiking shorts (2)
  • Lightweight cotton long pants
Feet
  • Thin, lightweight inner socks (4)
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4)
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
  • Gaiters (Optional)
Accessories
  • Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bags
  • Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
  • Thermarest sleeping pad (Only Camping Trek)
  • Water bottles (2)
  • Toiletries
  • Sleeping bag rated -10C. to -20C (Depending on trekking region)
  • Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
  • Small pad or combination lock-to-lock trek bag
  • Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal)
Optional items
  • Binoculars
  • Books (Highly Recommended)
  • Compass
  • Playing cards/backgammon/chess set
  • Swiss Knife
Recommended Mountaineering Kit

In addition to the items mentioned above for trekking, the following is a list of the additional specialized items which are required for the trekking peaks.

  • Ice axe, and ski poles (note - ice axes can be rented in Kathmandu)
  • Climbing helmet
  • Alpine climbing harness
  • 2 x tape slings
  • 2 x screwgate karabiners
  • Descender/abseil device
  • Ascender
  • Plastic or leather mountaineering boots, with gaiters and crampons that have been tested for a good fit.
  • Fleece trousers or silhouette
  • Additional mits and gloves suitable for climbing

Frequently Asked Question of Peak Climbing

Do I need Experience for Peak climbing in Nepal ?

This trekking is suitable for keen trekkers/walkers who are able to walk for 6 - 7 hours in each day, with a light weight rucksack. For adventure peak climbing period - yes, you need to have experience of walking 6 - 7 hours a day in high altitude - somehow about 5000M above sea level.

What kind of food can I expect in Peak climbing in Nepal ?

we provide you hot food prepared by our trained cook, the dinner and breakfast will be in the same campsite and we will stop and cook the lunch along the day. delicious range of mostly vegetarian fare. Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season) get hot tea/coffee …as well.

What kind of accommodation can I expect in Peak climbing in Nepal ?

We provide you 2/3 star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and 2 men Tent with mattress accommodation during the trekking and peak climbing periods and we recommend you to have sleeping bag or if don’t have your own then we provide you sleeping nag as well.

What opportunities will I have for shower along the trekking and climbing days ?

Camping - we provide you hot water bucket then you will take bucket shower.

How do I get drinking water ?

There will plenty of water available for drinking in this trip however we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. Instead, we provide you boiled water or bringing chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available in camp site/along the way in the camping trekking.

Responsible trekking

Trek legally. If you trek independently, you are not allowed to take any staff by law. You need for this a Trekking Agency, the sole authorized to employ staff for foreign trekkers. Do not hire staff or "independent guides" through hotels, unless they have a Trekking Agent licence or offer this service through an affiliated Trekking Agent.


Rubbish management For the most proper disposal available, please make sure you take all of your trash, including bottles and cans from goods consumed in restaurants, to the nearest truck-accessible road.


Sanitation Note the pollution and lack of trash management in the villages on the treks - including trash-clogged rivers and mounds of discarded beer bottles. Nepal is struggling with its rapid Westernization and hasn't yet figured out how to dispose of its waste. Don't contribute to the problem any more than necessary!


After your trek you can give your clothes to the porters' clothing bank which is managed by the KEEP association . This bank is located in the Thamel neighborhood of Kathmandu and provides clothes to the trekking porters.