Duration: 14 days
Cost: USD 1675
Trip Type: Lodge/Camping
Altitude: 5,500 m
Best Month: Mar-May and Sep-Dec
Group Size: Minimum of 2 person
Yala Peak is the popular trekking peak in Langtang Region, north of Kathmandu. It is 5500 m in height. It is relatively simple and non technical climb and is considered as a trekking peak by the Nepal Mountaineering Association. Any person with no prior climbing experience can go for this, but it should be noted that you must have some trekking experience and have a good physique. It is the most popular and demanded peaks for climbing in Nepal.
The Climbing Yala Peak summit offers you a magnificent Himalayan view. Langtang Lirung (7,246 m), Ganjala Pass (5,122 m), Gang Chhenpo (6,388 m), Naya Kangri (5,846 m), Dorge Lakpa (6,989 m) and others can be seen from the top. The summit of Yala Peak is also well known for the best view point of Shishapangma (8013 m) which is the lowest on the eight-thousander club.
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Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing
Early in the morning, representatives from our office will meet you at the office where he will brief you about the trekking. Then you will go for sightseeing around Kathmandu valley with our tour guide. Return early in the evening so that you will have enough time to prepare your trekking gear.
Day 03: Drive to Syaphru Besi (1460 m)
Drive Time: 7 Hours
Be ready early, on time, early in the morning our guide will come to your hotel, then take you to the Bus Park where you will get the bus to Syaphru Besi. After reaching Syaphru Besi you can visit the nearby village and hydropower if you are interested.
Day 04: Hike to Rimche via Sherpa Gaon
Walk Time: 6 Hours
Your first day of the hike starts today. After breakfast, be mentally and physically prepared to climb up to Rimche. Cross the suspension bridge at Trishuli river and continue your trek via upper trail as you will get a chance to see nice mountain view, valley view and traditional Sherpa village. The first part of the trail is steeply uphill through the pine forest along the ridge of the hill, follow the ridge about 3 hours to get to the Khangjim Village(2280m). Continue uphill to the Deurali from where you can see 360° spectacular Mountain View and lower valley view. As you have already entered into the Buddhist land you can see lots of prayer wheels, prayer flags, mani walls, chorten and monasteries around. From the Deurali rest of the trail passes accross the vertical slope of the hill till Rimche. Stay overnight here.
Day 05: Langtang Village (3455 m)
Walking time: 5 Hours and half minutes
Today you will follow the bank of the Langtang River through the huge forest of oaknuts, chestnuts, hemlocks, maples, and rhododendron and pine trees. Today the trek is easy and slight uphill all the way to our destination. After reaching Ghoda Tabela, you will make an entry of trekking permit there at the army checkpoint. Continue the trail that climbs gradually via Thangshyap (3140 m), Chamki (3240 m) to the large settlement of Langtang (3455 m). The Langtang village is the headquarter of Langtang National Park. You can also visit a fresh cheese factory here.
Day 06: Kyanging Gompa (3817 m)
Walk time: 3 to 4 Hours
Trail climbs slightly uphill alongside the bank of Langtang river leaving behind the Sindum and Yamphu(3640m) to the wider valley. Today you will pass some local village and farming land along the way. You will see completely different landscape as we leave the tree lines behind. After reaching Kyangjin Gumba, if the weather is clear and if you have still more energy then hike to Kyangjin-ri(4775m) form where you can see panoramic mountain view. You will see Langtang Lirung(7246m), Yubra(6264m), Kyimoshung(6781m), Tsergo Peak(5719m), Yansa Tsenji(6567m),Yala peak(5732m), Langshisa RI (6412m), Gang Chhenpo and Naya Kanga(5863m). This area is pretty windy; do not forget to bring your warm clothes with you. Overnight at Kyangjin Gumba.
Day 07: Acclimatization and exploration day at Tserko Ri (4983 m)
Walk Time: 7 Hours
Initially the hike is easy for around half an hour, then after crossing the stream, the rest of the trail is steeply uphill along the ridge to Tsergo RI. Along the way, you will see magnificent mountain, wild mountain goats, yaks and Tibetan snow cock. Do not forget to take some energy bar & packed lunch along with you to keep you moving in case of energy drain. You might experience some altitude sickness on the way so please do not panic rather walk slowly at a constant pace.Tsergo Ri is the highest point of your trip from where you can enjoy the marvelous 360° view of mountains such as Langtang Lirung (7246m), Yubra(6264m), Kyimoshung(6781m), Tsergo Peak (5719m), Yansa Tsenji (6567m), Yala peak (5500 m), Langshisa RI (6412m), Naya Kanga (5863m),Morimoto peak (6150m), Yansa Tsenji (6567m), Gang Chhenpo(6378m) and Gangala pass. Descend all the way to Kyangjin. Mention that the trail is pretty long way down, steep and covered with rocky pebbles. Please be careful while stepping downhill as the trail is slippery. Overnight at Kyangjin.
Day 08: Trek to Yala Peak Base Camp (4800 m)
Walk Time: 6 Hours
Today we will continue our ascent through the Langtang Valley to the Yala Peak Base Camp where we can enjoy the incredible view of some of the world’s highest mountains. Today we will make all our equipments ready for the summit of the peak the following day.
Day 09: Yala Peak Summit (5500 m)
After breakfast early in the morning, we will set for the high altitude mountaineering. After reaching the summit of the peak, you can get a magnificent view of the mountain ranges which stretches as far as neighboring Tibet. After the quick celebration, you will descend all the way to the Base Camp.
Day 10: Reserve Day
In the case of bad weather, we keep this day as a reserve for the Yala Peak summit.
Day 11: Ghoda Tabela
Walk Time: 6 Hours
We will follow the same route we used to ascend to Yala Peak all the way to Ghoda Tabela. Along the way we can see the incredible sight of the various mountains.
Day 12: Shyaphru Besi
Walk Time: 5 Hours and 30 minutes
After the breakfast we will continue our way to the Syaphru Besi. The initial part of the trail provides panoramic mountain views and various green hill. You will trek alongside various Sherpa and Tamang villages. After the couple of hours, the trail follows steeply downhill all the way to Shyaphru Besi.
Day 13: Back to Kathmandu
Today we will return back to Kathmandu from Syaphru Besi via local bus. You can also ride in a private car or van which is included in our package. We will arrange it for you at an extra cost. After reaching Kathmandu later in the afternoon, you can relax yourself and engage in the shopping. Overnight Hotel in Kathmandu .
Day 14: Farewell
End of an amazing trip, today the representatives from our office will drop you at the Kathmandu Airport for the final goodbye.