Yala Peak Climbing offers the best excitement of the peak climbing experience in the Nepal Himalayas. Yala Peak 5732m is one of the most accessible trekking peaks in Nepal, located just north of Kathmandu, in the beautiful and serene heart of the Langtang region of Nepal. The Langtang region Location is close to Nepal's border with Tibet, allowing for a fascinating overflow of mountain influence and traditions. It is one of the few peaks in the world that is manageable without any previous climbing experience. Anyone with general hiking knowledge is fit for this trip. As the mountain rises and falls, fall in love with Langtang's natural beauty and its welcoming people.
· Climbing Sherpa guide
· Climbing the top of Yala peak
· Beautiful Langtang National Park
· Near Langtang valley and Helambu
· Tamang community culture and tradition
· An accessible climbing peak in Nepal near Kathmandu
· Visit a UNESCO Cultural heritage site in Kathmandu valley
· Beautiful view of the Langtang including Mt. Ganesh Himal
Yala Peak Climbing itinerary can be customized according to your choice. Please write to us for the individual travel Itinerary. The price varies depending on hotel category, transportation, private vehicle, and flight service.
Day 01: - Welcome to Kathmandu Tribhuwan international airport.
Day 02: - Full day of sightseeing around the Kathmandu valley
Day 03: - Drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Bensi: 1550m
Day 04: Trek from Syabru Bensi to the Lama hotel: 2450m
Day 05: - Hiking from Lama Hotel to the Langtang village
Day 06: Hiking from Langtang village to Kyanjin Gompa
Day 07: - Today is Acclimatization day in Kyanjin.
Day 08: - Trek from Kyanjin Gompa to Yala Peak base camp: 5732 m
Day 09: Climb Base camp to Yala peak summit and return to Kyanjin Gompa
Day 10: Hiking from Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel
Day 11: Trek Lama Hotel to Syabru Bensi
Day 12: Return to Kathmandu on the mountain road.
Day 13: Free day in Kathmandu.
Day 14: Drive to Kathmandu Tribhuwan international airport
At an elevation of 5,732 m, Yala Peak is located north of Kathmandu in Langtang, near the Tibetan border. The Nepal Mountaineering Association considered it as Trekking Peak. The most uncomplicated and non-technical climbing makes it easy and Suitable for anyone with trekking experience. But the hiker must be in good physical condition. Climbing to the top of Yala also offers the best peak climbing excitement in the Langtang region beyond hiking. It is a fantastic beginner mountaineering trip, as these are the most natural trekking peaks in Nepal. Yala Peak rises just off the Tibetan border. You can see an exceptional view of Mt. Langtang Lirung, Shishapangma, Gang Chempo, and Dorje Lakpa.
Driving from Kathmandu to Syabru Bensi takes you on the journey on the Langtang Gosainkunda Helambu trail. Climbing Yala Peak allows you to enter directly between the peaks of the Himalayas and get off the beaten track. You walk through fascinating remote and relatively sparsely populated areas. The trek allows you to explore through Langtang National Park, the home of the Tamang people. The ascent through the grasslands reaches the Kyanjin Gompa meadows. It would be a great pleasure to feel the conquest of Yala Peak. Once again, the views from the top of the Yala peak are spectacular.
After climbing Yala Peak, You descend from the upper Langtang Valley then Syabru before following a different path, after Sing Gompa, to the sacred lakes of Gosainkunda. There are a dozen lakes around the Gosainkunda, namely Bhairabkunda, Saraswatikunda, and Gosaikunda. The trail goes to the Helambu trail. Helambu Valley is famous for its pleasant climate, natural beauty, and views of the beautiful snowy mountains.
It lacks the views of mountains like Langtang and Gosainkunda. It also offers insight into village life and is a great winter or cultural hike. You descend abruptly through deeply eroded chasms towards the Tamang colony of Mulkharka and towards Sundarijal. The Yala Peak climbing is for those who want to climb easily or without previous climbing experience.
Upon your arrival at Kathmandu airport, we will greet you then transfer you to your reserved hotel. When you have settled down and refresh up, we will host a briefing session on your program. You will have a meeting with your guide and discuss the necessary equipment for the trip, and we will process the hiking permits. If you arrive in the evening, we will have the same meeting the next morning after having breakfast.
Today, after having breakfast, you will depart for a full-day tour of the Kathmandu Valley. You can visit the sacred temple of Pashupatinath and Swyambhunath, ancient and mainly inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage sites. Boudhnath stupa is the most significant Buddhist stupa, and the first-class arts and historic diagram of Kathmandu's Durbar Square, reflecting the historic Nepalese culture, are highlighted for the duration of your guided tour. On the way back to your hotel, you will have time to explore the nearby area, have dinner, and perhaps wander the famous Thamel streets.
After breakfast in the morning, drive along the hills northwest of Kathmandu for about 7-8 hours. You will witness the magnificent landscape of snow-capped mountains like Mt. Annapurna II, Manasalu, Ganesh Himal, and other minor peaks along the route, as well as lush green landscapes of hills, rivers, and villages. Take in views of the Himalayas and the mountain way of life through terraced fields and rustic villages. The landscape of foothills and the look of the ridges run through the bazaar of Trishuli, Betrawati, and Dhunche. You feel like you are heading into the deep ground then descend to Syabrubesi for the night.
The exciting first-day trail crosses the Bhote Koshi River, which flows from Tibet and follows the Langtang Khola. After a visit to Rinpoche Gompa, follow the stone-cobbled main street outside of town above Langtang Khola. After crossing the bridge, the path slowly goes towards Bamboo by a landslide. The route crosses a subtropical forest, protected by maple trees and oak, spruce, and blue pines. A variety of fauna, yellow-throated marten, wild boar, langur monkey, red panda, Himalayan black bear, etc. are the inhabitants of the forest. Then your increment will slowly rise from the rim. Finally, your way is to spend the night at the Lama Hotel.
The day begins with a light ascent; however, it shortly gets steeper, climbing through wild forests, maple, oak, and red rhododendron over the Langtang Khola. The breathtaking glimpse of the snow-capped peaks starts offended to show up with a fleeting view of the bush Langtang Lirung thru the trees. The trail goes through the log bridge, and on the way up, you can find the lush meadows of Ghora Tabela. The trail crosses a stream and climbs several watermills and prayer wheels to the large village of Langtang, home to Langtang National Park. The village has flat-roofed Tibetan-style houses, and the carefully carved and manipulated windows of the upper town is worth exploring. Langtang valley is bounded by stone bulwark where people grow buckwheat, wheat, potatoes, turnips, etc. in the fields, and it is easy to find yak and wild goats walking around.
The trail winds through the city and climbs a ridge topped by a large chorten. It then passes gradually in front of an impressive mani wall, crossing a stream towards the small town of Mundu. After crossing small streams with cantilevers and moraines, you can see the Kyanjin Gompa Monastery and the impressive ice drops flowing from the peaks of Langtang Lirung and Kimshung. The surroundings are also attractive due to the famous government-run cheese factory. After having lunch, you will explore the area with abundant panoramic views of Ganja la, Langtang Lirung, Genjempol, and Yala Peak, etc.
Today is the day of rest and exploration of trekking. You can visit the monastery and the cheese factory, or you can cross the moraine to see the spectacular snow faces and glaciers of Langtang Lirung or climb the Kaizin Ri and Tersco Ri, which is the highlight of this trek. It is easy to hike to enjoy a breathtaking panorama of Langtang Lirung, Langtang range, Kinshung, Yansa Tsenji. You also have options for a detour to Langshisa Kharka. There are several alternatives for secondary roads; the surrounding northern regions have many small uninhabited valleys. Stay overnight in Kyanjin.
Today, you are setting up the first Yala Peak base camp at the height of 5732m. It's a short training day to climb to the top the next day.
You will start climbing early to the top of Yala Peak with our crew. It would be a great pleasure to feel the conquest of the mountain. It offers magnificent panoramic views of the landscape from here. After resting, you return to Kyanjin Gompa for the night stay
Enjoy breakfast observing the surrounding impressive snow-capped genetic mountains. You will follow the same path following the Langtang Khola to the city of Langtang, then to Ghora Tabela. After lunch, continue the steep descent to the Lama Hotel. Along the way down the hill, you will see fantastic views of the towering mountain that you missed along the way.
Today, after breakfast, you return to Syabru Bensi. The trail descends mainly through lush vegetation with fascinating views of the mountains and green hills. You can walk the ascending and descending path that leads to the village, allowing you to learn more about the customs and culture of the Tamang ethnic group.
You will return to Kathmandu by highway, passing by terraces, streams, rivers, local settlements, high hills, and along the bank of the Trishuli River. It takes 7 to 8 hours to arrive at your hotel in Kathmandu.
Today, you will have a free day in the Kathmandu Valley. You can walk the streets and buy souvenirs from Nepal. In the evening, you will have a typical Nepalese dinner, accompanied by cultural performances.
Today, if you have enough time before going to the airport, you can go shopping or go sightseeing. According to your departure flight schedule, our office representative will take you to the international airport to catch your flight back to your home and wish you a safe journey.
Pick up and drop off at Tribhuwan international Kathmandu airport.
Accommodation in Kathmandu, including morning breakfast.
Guided tour around the Kathmandu valley with an expert guide
An experienced, license holder, trekking and climbing guide
Three meals during trekking and climbing period
Necessary camping equipment such as a tent, kitchen tent, kitchen equipment, etc
All documents for trekking and climbing permits to enter the national park.
Climbing equipment such as ice ax, ice equipment, snow bar, climbing rope.
All local transport to and from the departure and arrival points of the trek
All necessary documents, office service fees, and all government taxes
Day and evening meals in Kathmandu.
Entry visa fees to Nepal, you can get a Nepalese visa upon your arrival at the airport.
International flight ticket price, City Tour Entrance Fee.
A personal expense such as laundry, snacks, drinks, etc.
Health and rescue arrangements cost
Personal trekking equipment
Tips for the staff for trekking and climbing
All our published fixed departure dates are guaranteed. If the date does not suit your travel plans, the cost and duration of the trip, please contact us for your individual private trip, itinerary and price. Since we are a local travel and trekking company based in Kathmandu, we try to find a small private group that fits your travel needs. Let us know what kind of trip you are looking for and our travel experts will help you plan your customized trip to your dream destination. Thank you and Namaste!
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Accommodation is included in the price of your package. We make sure to offer you the most comfortable accommodation possible during your stay.
During the trip, the nights will be spent in clean and comfortable tea rooms with high quality and good food. Single rooms usually have two narrow beds. Family-run accommodations are a great place to meet Nepalese. In Nepalese culture, a guest is equal to God, and this has undoubtedly become a reality even more, as the tourism industry has improved its meager income opportunities.
During the climbing period, we will provide all camping equipment and three hot meals per day Breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea/coffee, and boiled water. Meals will be tasty and hygienic. On the day of the summit, we offer a packed lunch with high-calorie foods that are quickly consumed at high altitudes. In addition to climbing Sherpa guide, there will be another team of porters to carry the camping gear and set up tents and a well-trained cook.
It must be adequately protected in terms of the insurance. You will need specialized travel insurance to participate in risky activities. We recommend a comprehensive travel insurance policy that covers cancellation, loss of luggage, theft, injury, liability, medical treatment, death, and expenses. Make sure the insurance covers all the activities you will do during your stay in Nepal, including trekking and climbing. If a client requires medical treatment, all hospital expenses, including physician fees and repatriation costs, are borne by the client.
If you are injured and cannot walk in a remote area, a helicopter rescue will be arranged. We have an agreement in Kathmandu that guarantees the payment of evacuations by helicopter. We will give the helicopter operator a cash deposit and collect the money once it has been rescued. Before leaving on an expedition, we will ensure that your policy covers mountaineering explicitly; otherwise, you may have a hard time settling the big claim.
Safety for Yala Peak Climb
When traveling in remote mountainous areas, uncertainties such as weather, health problems, and natural disasters require flexibility. Although our goal is to follow the route, your safety is always our priority. We ask for your cooperation in accepting the decisions and advice of our trusted and experienced guides if they consider it necessary to change or cancel part of the route due to safety problems.
We must also plan some additional days since bad weather can affect the schedule. It does not guarantee a successful climb, but often avoids the disappointment of a cloudy day at the top.
Trekking guide and staff arrangements
The most important thing that makes your Yala Peak Climbing successful, enjoyable, and memorable is the qualified, experienced, courteous, and helpful hiking guide and crew members who can handle your days in the mountains with no hassle. The best and most professional leaders will lead your walk. All of our trekking managers are carefully selected based on their appropriate experience, leadership skills, and personal skills. To support local communities, we only employ local staff who have sufficient familiarity with the geography, culture, flora, fauna, and history of their local regions.
The route for Yala Peak Climbing is planned with a high degree of knowledge of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). Acclimatization will help you adapt to a gradual change in altitude, ensuring a successful journey. A separate day in Kyanjin Gompa is reserved for acclimatization, but it is essential to remember that some visitors are more vulnerable than others.
Fitness and experience conditions
Yala Peak Climbing Trek is rated 2B, which means that the technical aspect of climbing requires the use of ropes, ice axes, and crampons. Besides, the real point of climbing Yala, as well as trekking, requires a functional cardiovascular condition. Climbing to Yala Peak will usually require 5-6 hours of walking per day. However, on the day of the Yala Peak summit, you will need to hike 8-9 hours. No previous climbing experience is required; however, last high altitude climbing and trekking experiences will always be a benefit. There will also be pre-ice training for participants to facilitate the expedition. The training will mainly focus on the use of climbing equipment such as ropes, ice picks, harnesses, crampons. It is essential that participants with pre-existing health conditions, such as heart, lungs, blood, and other medical needs, consult their physician before traveling.
The Yala peak is not technically demanding, but at 5500 meters above sea level you will feel that the lower oxygen levels and the additional energy are used up, and of course, you are open to the elements. You will have to pay attention to your hydration and maintain a slow and manageable pace.
by Anthony S. Sandoval, Canada
The three friends from Canada climbed Yala Peak in the Langtang Valley in early 2017. This is the most suitable summit for the budget conscious and looking for a less technical high altitude climbing adventure.
We didn't have much time but we were interested in peak climbing and this seemed like one of the cheapest and fairly affordable trips we could find. Due to a lack of mountaineering experience, we thought it would be a good idea to have a guide with us.
The Langtang Valley is magnificent; It is a very surreal experience to be surrounded by peaks of 6,000 and 7,000 meters. There are also big differences in the landscape, flora, and fauna as you move to a higher altitude.
Our Trekking Company, Nepal Tour & Trekking Service P. Ltd. did an excellent job of providing the necessary equipment for the trip. Almost all needs have been met and they are extremely professional. The food in Nepal is good and healthy too. We would like to thank the entire team and our tour guide Pema Sherpa for the trip. It was a fantastic time that we appreciated. We would recommend this trip if you have the time and funds. Physically it's not too difficult so I think if you are in good shape you should be able to reach the top. However, the body's response to altitude can vary and is largely based on genetics.
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