Nepal: 15d Yala Peak Climbing

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Country

Nepal

Duration

15 Days

Difficulty

Moderate

Activity

Peak Climbing

Max. Altitude

5,500 m

15d Yala Peak Climbing

Yala peak is situated north of Kathmandu near the border of Tibet (China). Yala Peak is one of the easiest and lowest trekking peaks in Nepal. Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche for about 7 to 8 hours by bus. Then We flow the trekking route of Langtang valley onto Kyangjin Gompa. Langtang and Helambu is the most popular trekking route in Nepal. And it is located centrally in Nepal north of Kathmandu. This route offers a multitude of trekking destinations, all accessible without flights.

From Kyangjin Gompa we continue further up the valley, climbing above the Langtang Khola and contouring around the hillside to the Yersa at Yala. There are tremendous views towards the peaks of Dorje Lakpa (7000m), Kangchenpo (6400m), and Lonpo Gang (7100m).  From the base camp of Yala, it is only a short way to the top of Tsergo Ri [5066m]. This is an ‘easy walk to the prayer flags and mani stones marking the summit, the highest point on a broad flat plateau. The views all around are spectacular, a 360-degree panorama of snow-capped peaks. This peak offers you the spectacular view of Langtang Lirung, Langsisha Ri, Gangchepo, Dorche Pakpa and Naya khanga.

Notes

Route Highlights
Kathmandu- Dhunche- Tholo Syabru- Lama Hotel- Langtang Village- Kyangjing Gompa- YalaPeak Base Camp- YalaPeak summit- Lama Hotel- Sybrubensi- Kathmandu
Note: B=Breakfast, L= Lunch, D=Dinner

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01:

Arrival in Kathmandu

Arrival and pick up from the international airport in Kathmandu, after some refrershment we will invite you for a traditonal Nepali dinner.

Day 02:

Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley

After breakfast we will start for sightseeing tours around in Kathmandu valley, The sightseeing program is focused to introduce some highlights and UNESCO World Heritage sites of Kathmandu such as Durbar square, Swoyambhunath, Pashupatinath and Bouddhanath.

Day 03:

Drive to Dhunche

Trek Distance

150km

Trek Duration

6-7hrs

Highest Altitude

2030m

Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche (1966m.) which 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 to Trishuli Bazaar is quite smooth. The path now moves along the gravel road. During the rainy season, the way is sometimes 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 to Tholo Syabru

Trek Duration

5-6hrs

Highest Altitude

2200m

From Dhunche the trail turns east down the village’s main street, using one or two short cuts to avoid the longer dirt road loops, crosses the TrishuliKhola and follows the contouring road to the village of Bharkhu. Climbing steeply from Bharkhu the trail reaches a ridge where we enter the Langtang valley. From here there are views north to the snow peaks in Tibet and, to the east; the top of Langtang Lirung can be seen. Descending, we come to the village of Syabru strung out along a ridge.

Day 05:

Trek to Lama Hotel

Trek Duration

6/7hrs

Highest Altitude

2410m

The main trail to Langtang descends along the ridge, through the village and then continues the descent to the Langtang Khola. We follow the river, climbing though uninhabited forest of oak and rhododendron alive with birds. Passing the single dwelling of Chongong we climb along a steep trail to our camp in the forest.

Day 06:

Trek to Langtang Village

Trek Duration

5 ½hrs

Highest Altitude

3330m

As we continue climbing there are occasional glimpses of Langtang Lirung between the trees. At Ghora Tabela [3000m], the trail emerges into open ground. There was once 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 up 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 LangtangNational Park. The houses of Langtang and neighboring villages are of Tibetan style, surrounded by stone walls enclosing fields of buckwheat, potatoes, wheat, turnips and barley.

Day 07:

Trek to Kyangjing Gompa

Trek Duration

4 hrs

Highest Altitude

3730m

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. Here there is a small monastery and a government-operated cheese factory. We should arrive at Kyangjin by lunch time allowing time to acclimatize and explore the area.

Day 08:

Rest for Excursion to around Kyangjing Gumpa

A day to rest, acclimatize and explore the area. Near the village, visits can be made to the monastery and the cheese factory. We may walk up the moraine to the north where there is a spectacular view of Langtang Lirung and its hanging glaciers, or climbKyangjin Ri, just behind the village, for a superb all round panorama.

Day 09:

Trek to Yala Peak Base Camp

Trek Duration

7hrs

Highest Altitude

4641m

From Kyangjin we continue further up the valley, climbing above the Langtang Khola and contouring around the hillside to the yersa at Yala. From our camp here there are tremendous views towards the peaks of Dorje Lakpa (7000m), Kangchenpo (6400m) and Lonpo Gang (7100m).

Day 10:

Reserve day at Base Camp

From our camp at Yala it is only a short way to the top of Tsergo Ri [5066m]. This is an ‘easy’ walk to the prayer flags and mani stones marking the summit, the highest point on a broad flat plateau. The views all around are spectacular, a 360 degree panorama of snow capped peaks including Langtang Lirung, Kimshun, Yanza Tsenji, Langtang Ri, Pemthang Ri, Langshisha Ri, Dorje Lakpa, Kangchenpo and Naya Kanga.

Day 11:

Early morning Climb to Yala Peak summit & back to Kyangjing Gumpa

Trek Duration

8/9 hrs

Highest Altitude

5500m

Our base at Yala provides us with the opportunity to climb Yala Peak, a glaciated peak to the north east of Yala. The climb is not difficult and provides good acclimatisation. The climb is straight forward being little more than a walk up steep snow slopes of around 30 degrees. Ice axe and crampons will be needed and most of the climb will involve walking roped together up the glacier. This climb is a superb introduction to mountaineering in the Himalaya with magnificent mountain scenery all around and views across to the mountains in nearby Tibet, including Shishapangma.

Day 12:

Trek Down to Lama hotel

Trek Duration

7hrs

Highest Altitude

2748m

From Kyangjin we retrace our route, following the Langtang Khola to Langtang village and on to Ghora Tabela. After lunch we continue the steep descent to Lama Hotel.

Day 13:

Trek Down to Sybrubensi

Trek Duration

6/7 hrs

Highest Altitude

1460m

We continue retracing our steps to Syabrubensi.

Day 14:

Drive Back to Kathmandu

Trek Distance

170km

Trek Duration

7/8 hrs

Evening will take farewell dinner together with typical Nepali culture

Day 15:

Departure

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What is included?

  • 3 meals a day during trekking (B, L, D)
  • All the necessary kitchen equipment, member, dining, kitchen and toilet tent during trekking
  • Government licensed guide with privet transport during sightseeing in Kathmandu valley
  • Accommodation in lodge and tent during trek
  • Pickup and drop from to international airport in Kathmandu
  • National park and peak permit fee

What is excluded?

  • Personal expenses and tips for staff
  • Monument entrance fees during sightseeing in Kathmandu valley
  • Garbage Deposit USD 500 (Sharing of the total person)
  • International flight ticket and airport tax
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Emergency Evacuation- Personal accident insurance
  • Personal climbing equipment
  • Personal insurance and helicopter rescue in case of emergency

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