Yala Peak

  •   Duration: 15Days
  •   Activities: Climbing
  •   Country: Nepal
  •   Trip Grade: HARD
  •   Price:1700 USD
  •  Group size: 2-10 People

Overview

Yala peak is situated north from Kathmandu in Langtang Himalaya range near border of Tibet at the elevation of 5732 meters. This is one of the lowest trekking peaks and the easiest in Nepal.we pass Kyangjin Gompa then we will turn north to see Yala Peak. Yala peak offers you a spectacular view of Langtang, Lirung, Langsisha Ri, Gangchepo, Dorjee Lakpa and many more mountain ranges from Nepal and Tibet.

Langtang’s approximity to the Tibetan boarder, an easy accessible from Kathmandu and its best – kept secret beauties make Langtang valley a trekker’s paradise. Langtang trek passes through less visited diverse ethnic groups’ settlements and lush forest to the vantage view point called Kyangin Gompa and beyond. This teahouse trekking in Langtang offers an opportunity to explore the rich mingled cultural heritage of Tibetan origin Lama and Tamang people, ornately carved wooden windows, lively dance festivals and skilled weaving traditions. The majestic mountain of Langtang Lirung at 7246 to the north, Gang Chhenpo at 6388 to the south and Dorje Lhakpa at 6990 meters

Outline Itinerary

DAY 01: Kathmandu (1300m)

DAY 02:  Kathmandu : Sightseeing and Trek Preparation

Day 03 : Drive to Syabru Besi (1462meters)   6 hour’s drive

Day 04 : Trek to Lama Hotel (2500meters) 5 hours.

 

Day 5 : Lama Hotel – Langtang (3300m)  6 hours

Day 6 : Langtang – Kyanjin (3850m)    4 hours

Day 7 : Acclimatization day at Kyanjin (3850m)

Day 8 : Yala Peak Basecamp (4800m)   8-9 hours

Day 9 : Rest Day at Yala Basecamp

Day 10 : Summit Day ( Yala Peak ) 5500m and back to Base Camp  8-9 hours

Day 11 : Yala Base camp – Kyanjing Gompa  6 hours

Day 12: Kyanjin Gompa – Lama Hotel (2500m)     6-7 hours

DAY 13 : Lama Hotel – Syabrubesi (1462m)

DAY 14: Syabrubesi – Kathmandu

DAY 15:  Final Departure

 

DAY 01: Kathmandu (1300m)

Upon your arrival in the Kathmandu airport (KTM). After completing your custom formalities (Visa, etc) pick up your luggage and look for our representative with a Sherpa Holidays’  display board at the arrival gate and you will be picked up by one of our representative or your trip leader.You will be then transferred to hotel.After check in, you can either take a rest, wander around in the city,it all depends upon your interests and condition. In the evening we will organize a “Welcome Dinner” at an excellent traditional Nepalese Restaurant where you will enjoy a Nepalese cultural program followed by a set Nepali dish(Dal Bhat) for dinner.

 

DAY 02:  Kathmandu : Sightseeing and Trek Preparation

Today after breakfast your trek leader will introduce you to rest of the members of the group and brief you about the trek . After the group briefing, you will be taken for a guided sightseeing tour to two of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu. Both of these landmarks are considered World Heritage Sites; including the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath and the famous Buddhists shrine (Bouddhanath) which is one of the largest Stupas in the world. After lunch you have an opportunity to prepare yourself for the entire trip and next day’s drive to Syabru Besi.

 

Day 03 – Drive to Syabru Besi (1462meters)   6 hour’s drive

Drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi which takes about six 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. Sybru Bensi the cool town with the excellent view. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 04 – Trek to Lama Hotel (2500meters) 5 hours.

 

Today, 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 (2400meters) through Bamboo (1960meters) which lies at the bank of Langtang Khola. You can have lunch at this place if you like. Your trail is level to the Lama Hotel. En route you could see red pandas, monkeys and bears if you’re lucky. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 5 : Lama Hotel – Langtang (3300m)  6 hours

Ascending through the forest,we will have glimpses of Langtang Lirung through the trees, before arriving at Ghoda Tabela (3,048m). There was once a Tibetan resettlement project here, but now the only residents are the soldiers of the Nepalese army post.And we stop for lunch in Ghoda Tabela before the Army check post.After lunch the trail continues to climb up the widening valley, passing a few temporary settlements used by herders who bring their livestock here in the summer months. In spring the forests are ablaze with rhododendrons. Shortly before arriving at the village of Langtang (3,307m), headquarters of the Langtang National Park there is a monastery, which we might be able to visit. In Langtang the houses here are Tibetan style and are surrounded by fields of wheat, buckwheat and potatoes. Above the village yaks and other cattle graze.

Day 6 : Langtang – Kyanjin (3850m)    4 hours

As we continue our climb beyond the village, the valley opens out to reveal spectacular mountain views.To our left the impressive Langtang Lirung towers directly above us and ahead is the great snow-covered bulk of Ganchempo. At 3,849m we come to the monastery of Kyanjin, well above the Langtang River. In the afternoon we can either head up a side valley to the foot of the Langtang and Kyimoshung glaciers, or climb onto some of the surrounding ridges for close up views of Langtang Lirung and the beautiful so called Fluted Peak.

Day 7 : Acclimatization day at Kyanjin (3850m)

we spend a day at Kyanjin Gompa with a chance to explore the area. There are various optional day walks around here. The most popular walk is up to Kyanjin Ri (4,350m) and Kyimoshung Ri (4,620m). These two viewpoints above Kyanjin gompa offer some of the most stunning mountain views in Nepal. An impressive array of peaks surrounds us – Langtang Lirung and Kyimoshung whose huge glaciers tumble to the valley floor. Straddling the Tibetan border are Dorje Lhakpa, Ganchempo and a whole host of 6,000+m peaks whilst across the valley are Naya Kang and the Ganja La pass.And we also do the trainings with ropes ang all your climbing equipment to get the basic climbing knowledge on the same day in the afternoon.

Day 8 : Yala Peak Basecamp (4800m)   8-9 hours

afer breakfast we trek along the rocky glacier trail and then gradually start to climb the steep slope gutting us near the base of  Cherku-Ri.We will be taking our packed lunch and will stop to have lunch in half way.You will be quite taken back by the views of Ganchenpo, Naya Kang, Tserko Ri, Yala peak and others.And after lunch the climb continues and the last bit is quite steep climb getting us there to yala Base camp.On our arrival,our kitchen crews will welcome us with a hot drinks. And today the accommodation will be tented camp and food will be cooked by our professional camp cook. Overnight at Tented camp.

 

Day 9 : Rest Day at Yala Basecamp

After a late breakfast we make our climbing gears ready and if anyone still have confusion about using the climbing gears such as ascenders9Jumar),decender(figure of 8) then you can talk to your leader and he will set up the afternoon program accordingly.Otherwise it’s a fee afternoon just to reat and relax before the summit.

Day 10 :Summit Day ( Yala Peak ) 5500m and back to Base Camp  8-9 hours

Today is the day you have been waiting for and we start the climb early in the morning after breakfast.depending on the pace of your team,we start the climb.It could be early around 3 am or around 6am.The climb from base camp is quite steep for abbot coulee of hours and then we get to the crampon point where we put on your climbing gears and crampons on.After having all our gears with us we start to walk on the snow climbing up the snowy field gradually.We spend about three to four hours on the snow to get to the top.ust before the summit we climb up this steep loose rock face to get to the summit.From the summit we can enjoy the magnificent view different mountains above 6000m and 7000m and the 14th highest mountain in the world named Sisha Pangma which is from Tibet.After spending sometime at the summit and taking photographs,we slowly descend down to Base Camp.

Day 11 : Yala Base camp – Kyanjing Gompa  6 hours

After late breakfast we slowly descend down to Kyanjin Gompa.Overnight in Kyanjin Gompa.

Day 12: Kyanjin Gompa – Lama Hotel (2500m)     6-7 hours

We leave Kyanjin and retrace our route westwards, following the Langtang Khola down through Langtang village to Ghora Tabela, and on towards Lama Hotel, a small collection of lodges in the forest.

DAY 13 : Lama Hotel – Syabrubesi (1462m)

After late breakfast we start descending down to Syabrubesi via Bamboo and Rimche.w get to syabru for lunch and it’s a free afternoon to explore the tone or just relax in the afternoon.

DAY 14: Syabrubesi – Kathmandu

An early drive to Kathmandu will get us there on time and you will still have the afternoon to explore the city and you will also have opportunities to take Nepal back home by purchasing some Nepali handicrafts as a souvenir for your friends and family.

DAY 15:  Final Departure

 

The journey within the mountains of Nepal comes to an end today!If you have more time then you can do some shopping or just wander around thamel and relax before your flight. At last approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight, your leader will escorts you to the airport.

  • All airport/hotel transfers within Nepal
  • Accomodation in Kathmandu with bed and breakfast basis
  • Transportation enrolled for sightseeing and transfers
  • All meals on trek and Climbing periods.
  • Accommodation throughout the trek
  • All trekking and climbing permits
  • Experienced and English speaking trekking/climbin guides
  • Trekking and teahouse arrangements on full board basis on trek/Climbing duration
  • All your climbing gears ( ascender,descender,ice-axe,figure 8,helmate)
  • Group gears and supplies ( ropes,ice screws,snow bars)
  • Insurance for all Nepalese staffs
  • All camping equipments (kitchen tent,dinning tent,toilet tent,table,chair and kitchen utensils) for our clients and Nepalese staffs
  • Base camp crew
  • Emergency equipment like medical oxygen, Gamow bag,comprehensive medical kit, etc
  • Satellite Phone incase of emergency
  • All government taxes and agency service charge
  • Sherpa Holidays’ duffel Bag for the trek
  • Sleeping Bag and Down Jacket (Puffy jacket)
  • Personal trekking gears
  • International roundtrip airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Lunch and evening meals in the city(and also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Nepal Visa fee
  • Tips for Guides and other staffs
  • Personal communications (Satellite phone, phone, fax, email)
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, bottle water, shower, heater, etc.)
  • Personal travel /medical/cancellation/rescue insurance
  • Any rescue costs or costs of early departure from the expedition
  • Helicopter or charter flight

NOTE:

You can bring your personal clothing if you already have them with you,if not it’s worth buying all below mentioned clothing and equipments here in Kathmandu in good rates and your guide will help you with it.You will have plenty of time before the trek to buy stuffs in Kathmandu(thamel).

PERSONAL EQUIPMENTS FOR TREKKING

TREKKING

  • Fleece beanie
  • sun glasses
  • Chapstick / Sunscreen
  • Face mask or Scarf
  • Hand towel
  • Wind stopper / waterproof top and bottom
  • Cold weather down jacket below waist
  • Fleece jacket and trouser
  • Trekking trouser
  • T-Shirts(short or long sleeves) dry fit is better
  • Polypropylene thermal tops and bottom, at least 2pairs,
  • Wind stopper and fleece gloves
  • Socks and under wears (expect not to be able to wash at least for week)
  • Trekking boot (covering ankle, double check the size, foot swell up after a long walk)
  • Snow Gaiter (optional)
  • Runners or Snickers for camps
  • Head torch
  • Personal medical kit (Gastrointestinal and Respiratory disease are common)
  • Water Bottle/Camel Pak
  • Trekking / Ski pole (optional. Handy for anyone with knee problem)
  •  Spare batteries for Camera andflash light. Check charging facility along your journey
  •  Day pack  Minimum25L with side pocket for water bottle

 

MOUNTAINEERING EQUIPMENT ONLY FOR THE CLIMBING GROUP.

 

 

  •  All equipments as in trekking equipment list except 25L day pack. Need a 40L+ day pack.
  •  Snow Gaiter (compulsory)
  •  Snow Goggles
  •  Head torch
  •  Thick socks at least 3 pairs
  • Gloves, thin thermal layer and thick down or acrylic filled wind and waterproof outer layer
  • Wind stopper Top /Wind stopper bottom
  • Ruck-Sack minimum 40L+, should have loop to hold Ice-Axe, pole and side pocket to hold water bottle

 

 (PERSONAL CLIMBING EQUIPMENTS WHICH WILL BE PROVIDED BY SHERPA HOLIDAYS

 

  • Harness:  Black Diamond on high quality
  • karabiners: Two pieces Screw Gate “D” Shaped and two plain
  • Tape Sling: Two meters 1inch wide tape sling with free ends
  • Ice-Axe: Choice depends on use. Generally length between your ankle and finger tips on stretched body (60cm to 70cm).This is the choice of shaft length to go for.
  • Climbing boots
  • Crampons: Quick clip on and release design having detachable anti balling plate and a size to fit your boot.
  • Jumar /Ascenders: This is a device for climbing up on a rope and is a must in steep climbing section.
  • Descender: This is a device to climb down a rope safely. Figure of eight and ATC are other names.
  • Sleeping bag: Good sleeping bag of 80% – 90% down, 1000gm filled to use above base camp & normal trek,
  • Down Jacket: A good down filled jacket to use above base camp n normal trek.
  • Duffel bag : trekking/Mountaineering Basics 85 litter water proofs.
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