Yala Peak Climbing (5732m) is one of the easier and non-technical trekking peaks in Nepal, Situated in the Langtang Region, north of Kathmandu. Prior climbing experience is not required though, previous outdoor experience and the average level of fitness are recommended. Yala Peak is a moderate trekking peak in the Langtang region which is a fantastic beginner’s mountaineering trip.
We start in Syabrubesi after a 7 to 8-hour drive from Kathmandu and we flow the trekking route of Langtang valley till Kyanjin Gompa (3800m). Kyanjin Gompa is the last village in this valley which is situated below Langtang Lirung (7246m). We take rest in Kyangjin Gompa and walk up to Lirung Glacier and Kyangjin-Ri (4700m). From Kyangjin Gompa you will pass through the old small airport then you turn to the north small gorges to Yala Peak Base Camp (4800m) and next day climb to Yala Peak (5732m). From the summit offer you spectacular views of Langtang Lirung, Langsisha, Gangchepo, Dorje Lakpa and Naya Kanga.
The best time to climb the Yala peak is the Autumn and Spring season. These seasons have the very picture-perfect climate for Island peak climbing. The climate is steady with clear visibility of the views. This climbing is possible during the Winter and Monsoon time as well.
Guest house/tented accommodation according to given itinerary (sharing in a 2-bed room) and 3 meals (Breakfast, lunch, Dinner) during the trek and 2-night tented camp during the peak climbing, Hot Shower, and standard clean room with attached bathroom, Free Wi-Fi, Battery charge available on the trek.
The main culture you can see and experience during your trek and climbing is Gurung, Tamang, and Magar.
Altitude sickness (also known as acute mountain sickness) is an unfavorable health condition that strikes our body when we are at a high altitude (above 2500m (about 1.55 mi). If any symptoms are seen during the trek, firstly we will have a primary treatment to cure the sickness. First, we will walk down to a minimum of 150m (about 492.13 ft) from the location where the symptoms are seen, and walk down again if the symptoms are not improved.
If the victim is unable to walk down on his/her own, we can hire a horse, or we can request our porter to carry the person. Warm water and ginger juice are also served to cure sickness. If these treatments are unable to cure the patient, rescue can be done by helicopter.
Namaste & welcome to Mountain Guide Trek of Nepal. Upon your arrival, you will be greeted by a representative from Mountain guide Treks (MGT). After completing your custom formalities (Visa, etc) pick up your luggage and look for our representative with a Mountain Guide Treks and Expedition with the Group leader's name display board at the arrival gate. You will be then transferred to Hotel. After check-in, if time allows, you will visit the MGT office to meet your trekking leader as well as other participants and for final preparation for the trip. It all depends upon your arrival time. (Overnight at deluxe hotel on BB basis)
Normally, you need to be trained for rock climbing a day course before starting your trek, so you will be taken to a natural rock climbing spot Balaju which is a 3 Km drive from Thamel. We will offer excellent opportunities to learn how to use climbing equipment like; rope, harness, Ice ax, and crampons while maintaining your physical fitness. Alternatively, we will start a half-day sightseeing tour with our professional tour guide to the several of most historical and spiritual Places in Kathmandu. Some of these places are considered World Heritage historic Sites such as Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath, the famous 'Monkey Temple (Swayambunath), and the Buddhist shrine (Buddha Nath) which is one of the largest Stupas in the world. After coming back from the tour there will be a pre-trip discussion with our trek guide and other team members. Mountain Guide Trek will brief you regarding your trek as well as we may have an opportunity to discuss any difficulties regarding our upcoming adventure. The rest of the time you could use it for traveling around the Thamel and shopping for needed equipment and other necessities. (Overnight at deluxe hotel on BB basis)
Drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi which takes about nine hours by bus or Land cruiser depending on group size. You head north out of Kathmandu driving through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Syabru Besi passing through Dhunche. While passing along the road at the bank of Trishuli River you catch a glimpse of Ganesh Himal, terraces, and green hills. As you pass through Dhunche you feel as if you are heading towards deep land. At the same time, you notice that the road is still under construction. (Overnight at tea house on full board basis)
The first part of the trail crosses through Bhote Koshi and follows the Langtang Khola. This trail gradually climbs to Bamboo passing through the Landslide area. Afterwards, your trek ascends gently to Rimche (2400 meters) through Bamboo (1960meters) which lies at the bank of Langtang Khola. You can have lunch at this place if you like. And at the end, your trail is level to the Lama Hotel. En route, you could see red pandas, monkeys, and bears if you're lucky. (Overnight at tea house on full board basis)
The trek route follows Gumanechok, Ghoda Tabela which means the Horse Stable. After this, the trail is slightly gradual and beautiful in the valley with the grazing Yaks. Langtang village is one of the very local and old villages along this trekking route and the view from here is more spectacular as we get closer to the mountain. (Overnight at tea house on full board basis)
Today is a shorter walk but enough for acclimatization. The surroundings are interesting also because of the famous Cheese factory. The beautiful valley in the lap of the Langtang Lirung and others around, a place to explore the valley, and lots of small peaks to climb (Overnight at tea house on a full board basis)
today is an acclimatization 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) which is the highest point of this trek, directly behind the village, for a breath-taking panorama of the Langtang peaks. (Overnight at tea house on full board basis)
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), etc. (Overnight at tented camp on full board basis)
Our base at Yala provides us with the opportunity to summit Yala Peak, a glaciated peak to the northeast of Yala. The climb is not difficult and provides good acclimatization and training for our climb. This climb is a superb introduction to mountaineering in the Himalayas with magnificent mountain scenery all around and views across to the mountains in nearby Tibet then a stroll comes back to Kyanjin Gompa. (Overnight at tea house on full board basis)
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. (Overnight at tea house on full board basis)
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 Sherpa and Tamang villages. The first half part of the trail is gradually down and then the trail does a steep descent to the Syabru Besi (1600m). There was run a project called Chilime Power Plant The main inhabitants belong to the Tamang community and they have adopted the Tibetan lifestyle. (Overnight at tea house on full board basis)
In the morning drive back to Kathmandu by Local bus or private vehicle. The drive takes 7 to 8 hrs to reach Kathmandu. Remember, we will be hosting a fantastic celebration "Farewell dinner" at a traditional Nepalese restaurant with Mountain Guide Trek staff for the successful completion of the Yala Peak Climbing! (Overnight deluxe hotel on BB basis)
Today is the last day in Nepal for this trip, you are saying goodbye to the mountains as the journey in Nepal, comes to an end today! There is nothing to do but trade emails with travel companions and organize the photos. If you have more time you can do some shopping or sightseeing. Approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight a representative from Mountain Guide Treks will take you to the airport.
Note:- The cost includes and excludes section may give you a better idea of how the trip is organized. Once you let us know the number of interested travellers and the departure date we would get back to you with the actual cost for the trip.
The following is a list of equipment, clothing, and accessories that we recommend for Yala Peak Climbing 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 necessary for your comfort and convenience. However, we recognize that you may have your personal preferences for equipment and clothing which may be equally as suitable.
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