Yala Peak is one of the Nepal’s easiest and lowest trekking peaks, just north of Kathmandu in the beautiful Langtang valley region. This 5,732m peak does not require special mountaineering experience. It is the perfect “first” peak in the Himalayas and will treat climbing beginners and experts to stunning views.
Yala Peak Climbing
Meet our representative at the airport and transfer to hotel. The rest of the day is free.
Day 03 – B
Today you will explore the old city of Kathmandu with a guided walking tour to Durbar Square via the tourist centre Thamel. Durbar Square is listed as a UNESCO Cultural World Heritage site. It is a cluster of ancient temples, palaces, courtyards and streets dating back to the 12th and 18th centuries.
You will visit the Temple of the Living Goddess, Hanuman Dhoka, the ancient royal residential quarter and the Mahadeva and Parvati Temples.
Later you will drive to Swayambhunath, situated on the top of a hill west of Kathmandu. The temple is colloquially known as the ‘monkey temple’ because of the large tribe of roving monkeys who guard it.
In the afternoon get an introduction with your trekking staff, receive a trek briefing and have some time for necessary preparations and checking all climbing gears.
Day 04 – B L D
Today you will go on a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi, the starting point of your trek.
Day 05 – B L D
Syabrubesi | Lama Hotel [2748m]
Today the ascending trail will lead you through a variety of small villages and tracts of dense forest. It becomes a pleasant walk through trees where Langur monkeys frolic, passing a slice stream and small waterfalls.
Day 06 – B L D
Lama Hotel | Langtang village [3500m]
In the morning you will leave Lama Hotel, and a short climb will take you to the right of where the Langtang valley begins. As you start going up you will be able to have beautiful views of Langtang Lirung Peak. Your constant companions for today will be the yaks and wild goats wandering around.
Day 07 – B L D
Langtang village | Kyangjin Gomba [3800m]
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 you will find a small monastery as well as a government operated cheese factory. You should arrive at Kyangjin by lunchtime allowing time to acclimatize and explore the area.
Day 08 – B L D
Kyangjin: Rest or explore glacier
Today you will have the opportunity for a rest or a small day trip, whatever you need to acclimatize. You can explore the area from this base. Depending on opening times take the chance to visit the monastery or cheese factory. A walk up the moraine northwards to see the spectacular sight of Langtang Lirung is well worth the effort, and is also helpful to acclimatize.
Day 09 – B L D
Kyangjin | Yala Base Camp [4400m]
To reach Yala Base Camp you will trek along the rocky glacier trail. Take in the awe-inspiring views of Ganchenpo, Naya Kang, Tserko Ri, Yala peak and other majestic mountains surrounding you.
Day 10 – B L D
Yala Glacier [4500m]
Today you will receive an ice and snow training at the glacier. Briefing, demonstration and very basic climbing training about how to use climbing equipments, like crampons, jummer, ropes, climbing boots, snow bars, knots, etc. The training will prepare you for tomorrow’s peak ascent.
Day 11 – B L D
Yala Base Campe | Yala Peak (5732m)|Yala Peak Base Camp or Kyangjin
Today will be the day of your main adventure. You will have an early start in the morning to climb Yala Peak. At the summit you will be stunned by the splendid panoramic views of Shishapangma, Dorje Lakpa, Ganchenpo, Naya Kang, Tserko Ri, Langtang Lirung and many Tibetan mountains. Descend back to the Base Camp or Kyangjin Gompa.
Day 12 – B L D
Yala Base Camp | Kyangjin | Lama Hotel
Today you will retrace your steps back to the Lama Hotel. The trail descends for most of the time.
Day 13 – B L D
Lama Hotel | Syabrubesi
Today is the last day of your trek. Leaving the mountains behind you the descent takes you to Syabrubesi where you started the trek, and here it will end.
Day 14 – B L
Syabrubesi | Kathmandu
After breakfast drive back to Kathmandu and check in to your hotel. The evening is free to relax.
Day 15 – B D
Today is free for leisure activities. Enjoy a traditional farewell dinner with cultural programme in evening.
Day 16 – B
Depart Kathmandu Nepal
After breakfast at your hotel, you are free until it is time for your transfer to the airport in time for your flight home. Your guide will help you and bid you farewell.
J F M A M J J A S O N D (Month to visit with Bold letter)
15 nights/16 days
From £2034 per person*
*on twin share basis
Standard Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu
Half day world heritage sites tour
Meals as in itinerary with High altitude meals for climbing period
All surface transportation by private non AC vehicle
Yala Peak Climbing Permit
Necessary trekking/Conservation/National park fees and all govt. Taxes
An Experienced Sherpa Climbing Guide, their wages
Required number of porters, their wages and equipments
Trekking on tea house
Light camping equipments with high altitude tent and sleeping mattress during climbing period
EPI gas with stove for high camp
All hot drinks (tea, coffee, hot chocolate) and Juice
Complete first aid kits
All necessary Climbing hardware gears including Climbing ropes
Oxygen with mask and regulator for emergency/medical purpose
Insurance of all local team members
Medical/personal high risk insurance with rescue coverage
Personal climbing gears
Nepal Visa Fees
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