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Yala Peak Climbing

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Yala peak is situated north from Kathmandu in Langtang Himalaya range near border of Tibet at the elevation of 5732 meters. Yala peak climbing is easy and suited for anyone with trekking experience but good physical fitness is required. Climbing of Yala peak trip offers the best thrill of adventure peak climbing in Langtang region beyond simply hiking. Yala Peak is a fantastic beginner's mountaineering trip, to one of Nepal's easier trekking peaks. Yala peak soars right next to Tibet border and outstanding view of Mt. Shishapangma (8046 m) Langtang Lirung (7246 m), Gang Chempo (6388 m) and Dorje Lakpa.  

Drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Bensi takes you to the journey of Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trail. Yala Peak climbing gives you the opportunity to get right in among the Himalayan peaks and to get off-the-beaten-track, walking through some fascinatingly remote and relatively unpopulated areas. Yala Peak Climbing enables you to explore through the Langtang National Park home of the Tibetan looking people the Tamangs. Ascending through pastures arrive at meadows of Kyanjin Gompa. It would be great pleasure to feel the conquering of the Yala peak. Once again the views from the summit are spectacular, a fitting climax to a magnificent climb. 

We descend from the upper Langtang Valley as far as Syabru before following a different trail, past Sing Gompa, to the sacred lakes of Gosainkunda. There are about a dozen lakes around Gosaikunda Basin, the main three being Saraswatikunda, Bhairabkunda and Gosaikunda. Crossing Laurebina La, Phedi and Tharepati the trail leads to the Helambu path. Helambu valley is very famous for its natural beauty and wonderful climate with superb views of magnificent snow-covered mountains. It lacks the views of mountains as Langtang and Gosaikunda but offers a close look at the village life and is fine winter or cultural trek. We descend steeply through deeply eroded chasms towards the Tamang settlement of Mulkharka (1800m) and to Sundarijal. The designation of Yala Peak climbing is for those want easy peak climbing or are without any previous climbing experience. 

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Greetings at Kathmandu Airport
Day 02: A full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu, the capital valley
Day 03: Kathmandu drive to Syabru Bensi (1550m/5100ft)
Day 04: Trek Syabru Bensi to Lama Hotel (2450m)
Day 05: Lama Hotel trek to Langtang Village (3430m)
Day 06: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3870m)
Day 07: Acclimatization day in Kyanjin
Day 08: Kyanjin Gompa to Yala Peak Base Camp (5732 m)
Day 09: Base Camp - summit (Yala Peak) - return to Kyanjin Gompa
Day 10: Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel
Day 11: Lama Hotel trek to Big Syabru Bensi (2230m)
Day 12: Big Syabru Bensi to Sing Gompa (3330m)
Day 13: Sing Gompa to Gosaikunda Lake (4460m)
Day 14: Gosaikunda to Ghopte (3440m)
Day 15: Ghopte to Tharepati (3510m)
Day 16: Tharepati to Gul Bhanjyang (2800m)
Day 17: Gul Bhanjyang to Chisopani (2140m)
Day 18: Chisopani to Sundarijal and to Kathmandu
Day 19: Free day in Kathmandu
Day 20: Farewell Departure

Day 1: Greetings at Kathmandu Airport
We will meet you at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport and transfer to your hotel. When you have had your time to settle in and freshen up after your long fight, you will be invited to visit our office for a briefing about your program. You will have meeting with your trekking guide and discuss about the equipment needed for the trekking and we will process for the trekking permits. If you arrive at night we will have same discussion in next day morning after your breakfast. 

Day 2: A full day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu, the capital valley
The very next morning, after breakfast you will leave for a full day sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. You can visit sacred Pashupatinath Temple and Swyambhunath, very ancient and essentially enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage sites. The biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhnath and the fine arts and historical architecture of Kathmandu Durbar Square reflecting the ancient Nepalese culture are highlighted on our guided tour. On return to your hotel you will have time to explore the local area, have dinner and perhaps take a leisurely stroll through the popular streets.

Day 3: Kathmandu drive to Syabru Bensi (1550m/5100ft)
After morning breakfast we drive out along the north-western hills of Kathmandu for about 7-8hr. You will witness nice scenery of white snowcapped mountains like Mt. Annapurna II, Manasalu, Ganesh Himal and other minor peaks along the route and as well as green scenery of hillock, rivers and village. Enjoy the Himalayan views and mountainous lifestyle through the terraced fields and rustic villages. The scenery of foothills and ridgeline vistas goes through the Trishuli Bazaar, Betrawati and Dhunche you feel as if you are heading towards deep land. We descend down to Syabrubesi for the overnight stay.

Day 4: Trek Syabru Bensi to Lama Hotel (2450m)
The first day excitement trail crosses through the Bhote Koshi River flowing down from Tibet and following the Langtang Khola. After a visit to the Gompa of Guru Rinpoche, follow the stone-paved main street out of town over Langtang Khola. After crossing the suspension bridge the trail gradually ascend up to Bamboo passing by landslide. The trail goes through the sub tropical forest which is cover by oak and maple, massive spruce, fir and blue pine. The variety wildlife; yellow-throated martens, wild boars, Langur monkeys, red pandas and Himalayan black bears etc. are inhabitance of the forest. Afterwards, your trek ascends gently to Rimche (2400m). And at the end your trail is level to the Lama Hotel for the overnight stay.

Day 5: Lama Hotel trek to Langtang Village (3430m)
The day start with a gentle climb, but it soon becomes steeper, climbing through wild forests of hemlocks, oaks, maples and white and pink rhododendrons high above the Langtang Khola. The tantalizing glimpse of snow capped peaks start appearing along with fleeting view of Mt. Langtang Lirung (7244m) through the trees. The trail leads to a log bridge and on climbing further we come across lush meadows of Ghora Tabela (2992m). The trail crosses a stream and climbs past several water driven mills and prayer wheels to the large settlement of Langtang (3430m), headquarter of Langtang National Park. The village has flat- roofed Tibetan style house and elaborately carved driven windows of the upper village is worth exploring. Valley is surrounded by stone walls enclosing fields where buckwheat, potatoes, wheat, turnips and barley are planted and easy to find yak and the wild goats wondering around you. 

Day 6: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3870m)
The trail winds through the village and climbs a ridge topped by a large chorten. It then climbs gradually past an impressive mani wall, crossing a stream to the small village of Mundu (3442m). After crossing several small streams with wooden cantilever bridges and moraines, you can finally see the monastery of Kyanjin Gompa and the dramatic icefall flowing from the peaks of Langtang Lirung and Kimshung. The surroundings are interesting also because of the famous Government operated Cheese factory. After having lunch, we can explore the area with abundant panoramic views of Langtang Lirung, Genjempol, Kyanjin RI (4750m.), Ganja la (5160m.), Yala peak etc.

Day 7: Acclimatization day in Kyanjin
Today is the rest and exploration day of the trekking .We visit the monastery and the cheese factory or may walk up the moraine to see the spectacular ice faces and tumbling glaciers of Langtang Lirung or ascend Kyanjin Ri (4350m) and Tserko Ri (5,000m), which is highest point of this trek. Hike easy for a breath-taking panorama of the Langtang Lirung, Langtang range, Kinshung, Yansa Tsenji. We also have options to do a side trip to Langshisa Kharka. There are several alternatives sided trips, the surroundings areas of North having many smaller uninhabited valleys. Spend your night back to the Kyanjin.

Day 8: Kyanjin Gompa to Yala Peak Base Camp (5732 m)
Today we climb to the first base camp of Yala peak at the height of 5732m. This is a short training day for the climb to the summit next day.

Day 9: Base Camp - summit (Yala Peak) - return to Kyanjin Gompa
We will start an early climbing to the summit of Yala peak with our crew. It would be great pleasure to feel the conquering of the peak. It offers suberb panorama vistas scenery from here. After having some rest we return back to the Kyanjin Gompa for the rest.

Day 10: Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel
Have your breakfast with observing surrounding genetic snowy capped mountains breathtaking view. We will follow the same trail back following the Langtang Khola to Langtang village and on to Ghora Tabela. After having a lunch stop continue steep descend to Lama Hotel. All the way downhill you will see fantastic views of towering mountain what you have missed on the way up.

Day 11: Lama Hotel trek to Big Syabru Bensi (2230m)
The beginning trail gently descends along the river to the landslide then passes through pine and Junipers forests steeply up to Thulo (Big) Syabru. The trail offers magnificent views of red pandas, boar, monkeys and various species of birds. The Tamang Cultural Heritage “Thulo Syabru Gaun” preserves wonderful ethnic custom, culture and their traditional. Here, you can enjoy the amazing landscape and the magnificent nature with splendid views of Ganesh Himal (7110m), Langtang Himal and its ranges. Rest of the day explore around the small village of Syabru.

Day 12: Big Syabru Bensi to Sing Gompa (3330m)
The trails lead us from Thulo Syabru follows a steep ascent path passing through Dursagang (2735m), passing aline of chotens. Along with the breathtaking views of Langtang Himal, Ganesh Himal, Tibetan Mountain, the trail continues steeply through the forests of oak and hemlock and then less steeply through rhododendron forest and pastures to the top of the ridge at Phoparng Danda (3190m). Then the path gently ascends for a while and follows a flat level to the Sing Gompa. The local well managed cheese factory and a Buddhist Monastery’s can be the visiting places which provides panoramic views, exhilarating nature. Spend your night at teahouse.

Day 13: Sing Gompa to Gosaikunda Lake (4460m)
The trail today takes two parts. Initially the trail climbs steeply up a ridge that marks a transition zone between rich, moist mountain forests and dry scrub vegetation on the slopes. Slope is the sanctuary for the red pandas and providing magnificent view of snowcapped Ganesh Himal. The trail to LauriBinayak (3920m) is steep & continues for three hours. We follow a rugged trail with dramatic views to the west; Manaslu range, Ganesh Himal range, Tibetan peaks and to the north also across the valley is Langtang Lirung.
From LauriBinayak, the trail ascends now in alpine country above the tree line. Cross a small ridge to see first view of the holy lake of Gosaikunda. There are about a dozen lakes around Gosaikunda Basin, the main three being Saraswatikunda, Bhairabkunda and Gosaikunda. The myth is Gosaikunda was created by Lord Shiva when he pierced a glacier with his trident to obtain water to quench his thirst after having swallowed a poison which threatened to destroy the world. Hundreds of pilgrims come here to worship and bathe during the full-moon festival every August.

Day 14: Gosaikunda to Ghopte (3440m)
After explore around at Gosaikunda, we start a bit challenge day. The trail traverses the northern side of Gosaikunda Lake and climbs on a rocky trail. We climb through rugged country, crosses glacier moraines and past four small lakes to the Laurebina La (4610m). On a clear day we can see Annapurna range through the way. Then the trail leads us steeply down to Phedi (3740m). From here, the route drops to the stream then climbs through the scrub Bamboo to a crest. Continue walk down throughout crossing a rocky hill with pine, rhododendron trees to Ghopte. At night you can see the lights of Trishuli Bazaar far below and Kathmandu glow behind the hills to the west.

Day 15: Ghopte to Tharepati (3510m)
Descending from the ridge at Ghopte, the trail makes numerous ups and downs across ravines and the boulders of old moraines. The trail slightly descends and then begins to ascend through the rhododendron, oak and juniper forests up to the Tharepati. A steep path rises above the village to a fluttering white prayer flag on a windswept hilltop, offering a perfect panorama of the Langtang Himalaya. Spend your day strolling around the village.

Day 16: Tharepati to Gul Bhanjyang (2800m)
Heading east from Tharepati, the trail drops rapidly down the ridge. The path passes pine and rhododendron forest rich with bird life along with good views down into the Helambu valley. This is an interesting typically old-fashioned Helambu village. Attractive Mountain views as well as local peoples' life style, culture; customs would be worth making you glad.

Day 17: Gul Bhanjyang to Chisopani (2140m)
A pleasant walk down to the Pathi Bhanjyang goes through forests. A shorter day but with descends and climbs to Chisopani, where the view of the whole central Himalayas is breathtaking. We can see Himalayan range from Manaslu to Everest. Landscapes will be reflective in the evening and early morning hours.

Day 18: Chisopani to Sundarijal and to Kathmandu
We start the day by climbing up the last pass of the trek at Borlang Bhanjyang, at 2240m. From here we descend steeply through deeply eroded chasms towards the Tamang settlement of Mulkharka (1800m). More super views while descending to the road through oak and rhododendron forests, with some pine a lower altitude.  Now it is a short trek to Sundarijal as we walk past the local water supply system and follow the water pipe to this village. From Sundarijal we can take local transportation, or have our private transport waiting for us to bring us back to Kathmandu for about 4 hr. 

Day 19: Free day in Kathmandu
Today you will have a free day in Kathmandu valley. Have some rest in your hotel. You can also take a leisurely stroll over the streets and buy some souvenirs and remembering from Nepal. At evening we will have a typical Nepali dinner accompanied with cultural shows in Hotel.

Day 20: Farewell Departure
Today is free or last minute you have few hour special shopping for your relatives. If you have more time you can do some shopping or sightseeing. We will drop you to the International airportto catch your flight back to your home and wish for your Safe journey.

What’s included in the Cost:

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport transfers by private vehicle.
  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast.
  • Guided Tour of Kathmandu City with expert tour guide and private vehicle
  • Government license holder experienced, trekking/peak climbing guide (trained in Wilderness First Aid & altitude sickness) Cook, Sherpa, and Supporting Staffs with their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance, clothing and medicine.
  • All meals during trekking/peak climbing 3 meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners, Tea and coffee).
  • All necessary camping gears like two men tent, kitchen tent, kitchen equipment, mattress while climbing period. 
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
  • All necessary paper works and national park entry permits.
  • Climbing permit
  • Climbing equipment like ice axe, Ice crew, snow bar, climbing rope.
  • Travel& Rescue arrangement
  • All local transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek by Tourist bus/Private car/Van.
  • Above the Himalaya duffel bag. ( If you need, please let us know before you book the trip and remind us in our pre- meeting at our office)
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information and trip dossiers
  • Above the Himalaya Gifts (T shirt for Gents &  Pashmina shawl for Ladies, Trekking certificates)
  • Welcome/Fare well Nepali Dinner in Kathmandu
  • All necessary paper works, office Service charge and all Government Taxes

Extra Cost to Consider:

  • Lunch and dinner  in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
  • Nepal entry visa fee, you can get Nepal visa up on arrival in the Airport.
  • International Airfare/Airport tax, City tour Sightseeing entry fees.
  • Alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, sweets, snacks, beverages and bar bills, camera battery charging.
  • Travel Insurance (Essential - Should include emergency evacuation coverage while trekking up to 5500+ meters).
  • Personal trekking gears
  • Tips for tour/ trekking staffs and driver
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.

Trip Facts & Figures:

Duration: 20 Days

Elevation: (5,520 m)

Trek Grade:Moderate

Joining in: Kathmandu Nepal

Location: Langtang Trekking Regions

Best time: March to May and Sptember - November are the best seasons.

Guide: Government certified hiking/Trekking & Climbing Guide

Lodging: Twin sharing tea house/guest house accommodation private room. Tented camping will be done in the journey during the trek and climbing.

Food: Breakfasts Lunch and dinners (typical Nepali cuisine - vegetarian option usually available)

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Yala Peak Climbing