Trip Details
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Very Strenuous
  • Trip Style: Peak Climbing
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Bus
  • Food: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel + Teahouses + Lodges
  • Group Size: 15
  • Max Elevation: 5732m
Highlights
  • A scenic drive from Kahtmandu to Syabrubesi
  • The melodious Langtang river and other creeks
  • Magnificent high pastures, deep oak, juniper and rhododendron
  • Diverse species of wildlife and birds in Langtang National Park
  • Colorful prayer flags, picturesque traditional ethnic settlements, holy monasteries and organic cheese factories
  • Incredible Langtang Valley and Kyanjin Monastery
  • Mighty glaciers and alluring snow-fed peaks
  • Spectacular mountain include Manaslu range, Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa, Naya Kang, Ganesh Himal range, Shishapangma and Gangchempo (6388m).

Yala Peak is an alluring peak located in the Langtang Region. Locating proudly itself at 5732m height, Yala Peak invites hundreds of adventure enthusiasts around the world to experience the purest thrills of the adventure of climbing it. Actually, Yala Peak doesn’t demand prior mountaineering experience. It means those who have sound stamina and have previous hiking and trekking experience can achieve the victory of climbing over this wonderful expedition in the popular Langtang region of Nepal.  It means, even beginners can do Yala Peak climbing with the company of a veteran climbing guide who will assist you with every step of your climbing. Presenting the fact, trekkers/ climbers will not encounter technical steep rocks and a big mass of snow during the Yala Peak climbing. So, you do not need to panic while undertaking your Yala Peak Climbing. But, it doesn’t mean that it is easy to climb.
Since this adventurous trekking in Nepal, as well as climbing, intermingled with popular Langtang trekking, the trekkers will not only experience the real thrills of adventurous trekking in Nepal and climbing but will also explore authentic Tibetan Buddhist civilization at the same. Besides Yala Peak, Kyanjin Gompa, Langtang Valley, and unique cultural heritages are other highlights of this adventure trekking/climbing. To scale YalaPeak, you have to follow the same trekking trail of Langtang-Kyanjin Gompa trekking until you reach KanjingGompa.

After 8-9 hours of scenic drive to SyabruBesi from Kathmandu, this trip commences. You have to undertake at least five days’ trek to get the beautiful and mesmerizing Langtang Valley. After exploring Langtang Valley,  you will ascend to Kanjing Gompa which is tremendously enriched with Tibetan Buddhist heritages and culture. Kyanjin Gompa is situated just below LangtangLirung (7246 m). We acclimatize taking day-hikes around exploring the marvelous Himalayas setting at Kyanjin Gompa. After we are acclimatized,  we will ascend to set our base camp on a meadow at 4800 m and climb Yala Peak climbing the next day. On the climbing day, we need to start as early as possible because we don’t want the strong wind to interrupt us while climbing.   Actually, the last portion of the trip is on ice. You will follow your guide and you will be using crampons, ice ax, and rope as well. Around 700m trip is a bit technical at last which requires special attention and confidence. From the summit of Yala Peak,  you will be able to witness Shishapangma (8046 m) and the fluted Gangchempo (6388m), and many other alluring mountain summits in the Langtang region of Nepal. After submitting Yala Peak climbing you will continue trek down to Syabrubesi and drive back to Kathmandu. As this adventure is interwoven with  Langtang Kyanjin trekking adventure, it offers you a lot of natural infatuations including glimpses of major snowy peaks, picturesque landscapes, deep woods,  some endangered species of wild animals, beautiful pasture lands, and Tibetan villages along with lively culture.
We have designed our Yala Peak Climbing with special attention so that everyone with sound stamina of hiking or trekking and sound health can accomplish this adventure without any obstacles provided that the weather condition is okay. We operate this climbing trip employing local professional climbers who will help you and teach you how to handle wild nature during the climb.

 

Itinerary

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Day 01:After Arrival in Kathmandu International Airport and Transfer to Hotel - 1,300m/4,264 ft

The representative from Magic Expedition and Tour will receive you upon your arrival at Tribhuban International Airport. Then, we drive to the hotel. In the evening, we have a short orientation meeting about the trip. At the same time, we will let you see your guide and porter or the climbing leader. Overnight at the hotel.

  • Dinner
  • Hotel
  • Kathmandu
  • 1400m

Today, we go to explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu. Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bouddhanath Stupa, Swyombhunath Stupa and Pashupatinath Temple are the sites we visit today. Your professional tour guide will tell you about the site you visit on the spot. Also, you can  ask the things you want to know during the tour.

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Hotel
  • Kathmandu
  • 1400m

We begin our drive early in the morning. We can not get luxury tourist bus drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi. Local bus or private jeep drive will be the two options for us. We use Pasang Lhamu Sherpa Highway till we get Dhunche, Syabru Besi is half an hour drive from Dhunche. We also pass Trishuli Bazar on the way. In the fair weather, we can see some of the beautiful mountain peaks and landscapes.-Overnight in Lodge

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Syapru Besi
  • 1550m

The trail is moderate today however the trails go up all the way up till we get Lama Hotel. We begin to trek via the lush forest in Langtang National Park. We enjoy crossing Langtang Khola several times. During the walk, we also enjoy beautiful natural waterfalls. We also happen to have insights of the Himalayan flora and fauna in Langtang National Park. We finally get a Lama hotel and spend the night at the guest house.

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Lama Hotel
  • 2380m

Leaving lama hotel, we continue ascent above the LangtangKhola via traditional Tamang settlements. As the trail forwards, it becomes steeper. We have the most magical views of LangtangLirung lying at 7246 meter. Passing via lush woods and beautiful meadows, we arrive at GhodaTabela at 3000m. Here, we see numerous lodges and security check post. Further, the path opens up into a wide valley of yak pastures and scattered Tamang villages with water-driven mills and colorful prayer wheels. We cross a bridge over a stream and arrive at Langtang village It has flat-roofed Tibetan style houses- providing magnificent views of Langtang and Lirung. Overnight in Lodge-

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Langtang Village
  • 3430m

En route, the trail takes passes through marvelous yak pastures and traditional settlements of Muna to Singdun. We cross a wooden bridge and arrive at a wide valley after climbing a moraine. Eventually, on climbing the mountain passes, we arrive at KyagjinGompa. Here, we can see a small monastery and a government-operated cheese factory-Overnight in Lodge

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Kyanjin Gompa
  • 3870m

 This is the day off for acclimatization and a proper rest. However, we go to explore interesting places like the monastery, cheese factory etc. Optionally, we can climb Kyangjin Ri located at 4350m from where we can capture amazing views of snow-capped mountains spreading right next to you. We can climb up the moraine to witness the most spectacular mountain ridges and mighty glaciers-Overnight in Lodge-

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Kyanjin Gompa

We have challenging trip today. We have to trek along rocky glacier to get Yala Base Camp.The base camp offers us spectacular views of Ganchenpo, Naya Kang, TserkoRi, and Yala Peak. We will learn some basic skills of climbing from our climbing leader. These skills include how to tackle the wild nature and how to use the equipment during the climb. Overnight at Yala Base Camp.

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Camping
  • Yala Base Camp
  • 4600m

We summit Yala Peak early in the morning because the  wind gets stronger as you do delay. It is somehow adventurous too. Be confident. We can capture stupendous views of snow-fed peaks including Shishapangma, DorjeLakpa, Ganchenpo, Naya Kang, TserkoRi, LangtangLirung, and other alluring mountain summits. We spend some time at the summit and trek back to Base Camp -Overnight at Yala Base Camp.

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Summit Yala Peak
  • 5500m

It is all the way down along the same trail. However, we  equally enjoy the walk capturing majestic view of mountain panorama and the landscapes. Overnight at guest house at Langtang Village.

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Langtang Village

Today, we pass through deep woods. Half of the trail is all the way down along the same trail. Eventually, we walk up to ThuloSyabru, a popular Sherpa village. Overnight at guest house at ThuloSyabru.

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Thulo Syapru

Today‚Äôs journey is very important to us. Via Lauribina, the trails take us to Gosainkunda, a popular pilgrimage site in the mountain. We can see many freshwater lakes here but Gosainkunda is the most sacred and popular one. We can observe  a huge  black rock in the middle of the Gosainkunda lake which is considered to be the sleeping God Shiva. After capturing the views of lakes and mountain peaks, we spend the night at the guest house at Gosainkund.

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Gosaikunda

We first encounter with Gosainkunda Pass. This pass provides us the opportunity of enjoying snow. Then, the trail turns to be steeply down. The trail, moving aheadd, becomes more rocky and steep till we arrive at Tharapati. Overnight at guesthouse at Thadapati.

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Tharapati
  • 3600m

We still have descent till we get Timbu. On the trail, we experience beautiful landscapes and tradirional settlements. We also encounter with local people and their culture. Overnight at guesthouse at Tharapati.

  • BF/Lunch/Dinner
  • Tea House
  • Timbu

There is no luxury tourist bus service form Timbu to Kathmandu. So, we either have to go with a local bus or private car or jeep. This 4-5 hours drive passes through beautiful local villages . In Kathmandu, we will enjoy the farewell dinner in the evening.

  • BF/Lunch/dinner
  • Hotel
  • Kathmandu

We end this trip dropping you to the Kathmandu airport safely. Now, you can board on your international flight to return back to you home. 

  • BF
  • NON
  • Kathmandu

What to Expect

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodations during the short trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
  • English-speaking, trained and experienced trekking guide(leader), climbing guide (leader) and assistant guides
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation.
  • All necessary paperwork including climbing and trekking permits, and National Park Permit
  • Good quality tents and kitchen utensils for camping
  • Group mountaineering (climbing) equipment(s)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes
  • Lunch and Dinner During staying in kathmandu.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Any alcoholic and extra Beverage.

Useful Info

Necessary Trekking Equipment

To fully enjoy your trek, having the right trekking equipment is essential for both safety and comfort. The trekking equipment necessary depends on the type of trek, the time of year, weather conditions, landscape, and the maximum altitude of the trek.

A properly packed trekking backpack is light and also includes multipurpose clothing items. It is important for you not to forget the essential equipment for your safety and comfort on your trek. Please make sure that you bring sufficiently warm clothes, especially during the winter season (Dec – Feb). Not having the required trekking equipment and clothing will not only significantly decrease the pleasure of trekking, but could also worsen case scenarios that could be life-threatening. It will also be a burden to you if you pack unnecessary equipment. For your ease, the following are the equipment that you have to bring with you. 

Footwear

  • Trekking Boot: one Pair
  • Socks: 4, Light socks : 3, Sandle: 1

Clothing

  • Down  or Fiber-filled water and windproof jacket and trouser: 1
  • Fleece Jacket / Pullover: 1
  • Warm cotton trousers: 2
  • Shirt and T-shirts: 4
  • Lightweight cotton long trousers :3
  • Long underwear: 2,  Short underwear: 4
  • Sun hat / Scarft/ Woolen hat :1
  • Lightweight gloves: 1, Raincoat:1
  • Heavyweight glove or mitten with a waterproof: 1

Medicinal

  • Basic first-aid box
  • Diamox tablets to reduce altitude sickness
  • Insect/anti-itch Ointment
  • Non-prescription medicine such as pain reliever, fever reducer, antibiotics, and ointments
  • Prescription medicine traveler's diarrhea, Avmoine 
  • Female Sanitary pads
  • Hand Sanitizer and wet wipes
  • Medicine for Cough and Heartburn (It mainly happens when you go to higher altitudes)
  •  Band-aid
  • Ibuprofen and also paracetamol in case of fever 

Other Equipment

  • Day Pack at Least 25 kg
  • Water Bottle 1
  • Sun Cream 1
  • Sun Glass 1
  • Towel
  • Flashlight with spare bulbs, batteries, lip salve, gaiters.
  • Laundry soap
  • Swiss Knife
  • Sewing Kit, Camera, Film, Cards, and Personal Medical Kit.

Optional

  • Notebook and Pen
  • Toilet articles
  • Toilet Roll

For additional information, you can check our article  Trekking Gears Checklist