Yala peak Climbing
Yala peak 5500m is popular trekking peak in Langtang region. Yala peak is easy and suited for anyone with trekking experience but good physical fitness is required. Yala peak climbing trip in the Langtang valley north of Kathmandu. Yala peak climbing offers superb Himalayan views including the Lantang Lirung, Dorje lakpa, Ganesh Himal, Naya kanga peak, gangchempo, Shishapangma. Lantang valley trekking and yala peak climbing is one of the easy trekking route in Nepal and probably yala peak is the easiest peak for climbing, closest in destination from kathmandu valley.
The trek begins in the lower Langtang Valley, trekking through its forests and among the villages and farmlands of its people, many of who are of Tibetan origin but now known as" Tamang". This area is rich of Tibetan culture, typical way of their living, and Buddhist Monastery, Chorten, Mani wall and prayer wheel.This was once an important trading route with Tibet, so that most of the villagers and peoples are involved in trade.
On the way of journey, you will walk through Langtang National Park. Although wildlife is never easy to spot in a forest setting, there we get the chances of seeing some interesting animals and birds. Among those found in the park are monkeys, musk deer, Pika and the national bird of Nepal, the colorful danphe.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,295 m/4,273 ft.)
Arriving in Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), you will be met by a Nepal Alternative Treks airport representative. Transfer by Private car/ Van (depends on size of group) to the selected hotel ( Hotel Marshyangdi) at thamel in Kathmandu . Stay overnight on B/B basis.
Day 2: Visit world heritage sites in Kathmandu
Full day Kathmandu sight seeing (world heritages sites) - Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Boudhanath stupa and pashupatinath temple by private car/van (depends on group size) and tour guide. Stay at same hotel on B/B basis.
Day 3 : Kathmandu –Dhunche
e drive private Jeep to Dhunche (1966m./6487ft.) 7 hours then head north out of Kathmandu driving through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Dhunche. The first part of your drive upto Trishuli Bazaar is quite smooth. The path now moves along the gravel road. During the rainy season, the way is sometime blocked due to landslides. Stay overnight at lodge in Dhunche on FB basis.
Day 4: Dhunche - Syabru
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 Trishuli Khola 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 ( 2130m./7029ft.) 5/6 hours walking then stay there overnight at lodge on FB basis .
Day 5: Syabru -Lama hotel
The main trail to Langtang descends along the ridge, through the village, 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 village Lama Hotel ( 2748m./9068ft.) 5/6 hours walking then stay there overnight at lodge on FB basis.
Day 6: Lama hotel -Langtang village
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( 3500m./11550ft.) 6 hours walking. The houses of Langtang and neighboring villages are of Tibetan style, surrounded by stone walls enclosing fields of buckwheat, potatoes, wheat, turnips and barley. We stay there overnight at lodge on FB basis.
Day 7: Langtang village-Kyangjin
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(3800m./12540ft.) 3 hours walking by lunch time allowing time to acclimatize and explore the area. We stay there overnight at lodge on FB basis.
Day 8: Rest day in Kyangjin
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 climb Kyangjin Ri, just behind the village, for a superb all round panorama. We stay in same lodge on FB basis.
Day 9: Kyangjin-Yala Base camp
From Kyangjin we continue further up the valley, climbing above the Langtang Khola and contouring around the hillside to the versa at Yala base camp. From our camp here there are tremendous views towards the peaks of Dorje Lakpa [7000m], Kangchenpo [6400m] and Lonpo Gang [7100m]. We stay at Yala camp (4641m./15315ft.) 5 hours walking then stay there overnight at tent on FB basis.
Day 10: Preparation at Yala
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. We stay there overnight at tent on FB basis.
Day 11: Yala peak summit- Base camp
Our base at Yala provides us with the opportunity to climb Yala Peak ( 5732m./18925ft.), a glaciated peak to the north east of Yala. The climb is not difficult and provides good acclimatization and training for our climb, The climb is straightforward 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 Shisha pangma. We walk back to Yala Base camp and stay there overnight at tent on FB basis.
Day 12: Yala Base Camp- kyanjing gumpa
We trek down to Kyanjin gompa (3800m./12540ft.) 4/5 hours walking then take easy day exploring around Kyanjin village. We stay there overnight at lodge on FB basis.
Day 13 : Kyanjing Gompa - Lama Hotel
We walk 6 hours down to Lama Hotel (2470m./8151ft.) . From Kyangjin you retrace your route, following the Langtang Khola to Langtang village and on to Ghora Tabela. After lunch you continue descent to Lama Hotel. Stay there overnight at lodge on FB basis.
Day 14 : Lama Hotel -syabru Besi
Trek down to Syabru Besi(1600m./5280ft.) via Sherpa Gaon which takes 5 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 . There was run a project called Chilime Power Plant. The main inhabitants belong to Tamang community and they have adopted Tibetan lifestyle. Stay there overnight at lodge on FB basis.
Day 15 : Syabrubensi -Kathmandu Drive
Drive 7/8 hours Kathmandu from Syabrubensi by private Jeep and check in the selected hotel ( Hotel Marshyangdi) at thamel in kathmandu . Stay overnight at the hotel on b/b basis.
Day 16: Leisure day in Kathmandu
Leisure day in Kathmandu, for relaxing your tired body, shored legs and shopping around thamel will be good idea. Stay Overnight at same hotel on b/b plan. In the evening, you are cordially invited to a farewell dinner where you will experience typical Nepali food and cultural entertainment, courtesy of Nepal Alternative Treks.
Day 17 : Nepal Alternative Treks provides you free transportation to Trivuwan international airport and departure to your home or other destination.
Free pick up and drop by car/van/ from/to international airport.
4 nights 3***hotel (Hotel Marshyangdi) at thamel in Kathmandu on b/b basis.
One full day sightseeing in Kathmandu with professional tour guide by private car/Van.
All meals during the trekking (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with tea/coffee).
Lodge and tent accommodation during the trekking.
One experienced, educated, well trained, fluent English speaking, friendly, government authorized and specialized in
Langtang region trekking guide and climbing sherpa.
All necessary trekking staff as Cook, assistance guide/Sherpa and required porters.
All staff’s food, accommodation, transportation, salary, insurance, transportation, equipments etc.
Private jeep Kathmandu / Dhunche / and Safru bensi- Kathmandu.
Langtang national park fee and TIMS (Trekker's information management system) card.
Yala peak Climbing permit.
Intl. air ticket re-confirmation.
First aid medical box.
Trekking equipments as sleeping bag and down jacket etc.
Farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
Complementary Trekking Certificate of Completion.
Hard and soft table drinks such as coke, fanta, mineral water, beer.
Personal Travel insurance.
Personal climbing gears & clothing, (available on hire).
Nepal tourist visa fee ( $ 25 for 15 days and $ 40 for 30 days multiple entry visa).
Tips for guide and porter.( Highly suggested but not compulsory).