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Yala Peak Climbing

  Nepal

Duration

17 Days

Type

Trekking , Climbing

Group Size

2+

Accomodation

Tea House/Camping

Meal

Breakfast ,Lunch , Dinner

Max. Altitiude

5732 m

Best Season

Sep-Nov,Mar-May

Departure from

Kathmandu

Hightlight

  • Wildlife and vegetation of Langtang National Park
  • Hiking to Kyanjin Ri (4,600m)
  • Kyanjin Gompa for peace and tranquility
  • Organic Cheese factories of Kyanjin Gompa and Sing Gompa
  • Climbing Yala Peak (5,732m)
  • Laurivinayak Pass (3,920m)
  • Gosainkunda and other glacial lakes as the pilgrimage site of Hindus and Buddhists
  • Observation of the flock of pilgrims in October during Janai Purnima Festival
  • Splendid view of Himal Chuli (7,893m) Manaslu range (8,156mm), Ganesh Himal (7,406m). Mt. Shishapangma (8,027m), Annapurna (8,091m) Massif, and many more

Overview

Yala Peak Climbing is an adventurous journey to the closest tourist destination of Nepal from Kathmandu. Yala Peak (5,732m) is one of the trekking peaks of Nepal located in Langtang Himalayan Range.

This trekking peak lies in Langtang National Park that is close to the Tibetan Plateau. The national park is the first Himalayan conservation and the fourth protected area of Nepal.

Yala Peak (5,732m) lies in the Langtang National Park, the first Himalayan conservation area of Nepal. Due to its proximity from the Kathmandu Valley, many climbers and avid trekkers prefer this peak climbing in Nepal.

Langtang National Park has preserved a large variety of flora and fauna. 25 of 30 rhododendron species are found in this national park. Other species of plants are pine, fir, oak, birch and hemlock.

The common species of animals are musk deer, snow leopard, Himalayan black bear, red pandas and many more. You will also see some birds like Himalayan pheasant, the national bird of Nepal.

Yala Peak climbing introduces you with the Tamang Cultural Heritage trail as well. The Tamang and Sherpa villages of this region are highly influenced by the Tibetan Buddhist culture and tradition. The monasteries, chotens and mani walls are common phenomena of this trip. The most notable shrine is Kyanjin Gompa at the height of 3,870m.

The organic cheese factories of Kyanjin Gompa and Sing Gompa are other attractions of this journey. You can have the  taste of organic yak cheese in this region. Gosainkunda Lake is a pilgrimage site for both the Hindus and Buddhists located in Langtang region.

Apart from amazing nature and culture, you can do Yala Peak climbing in very reasonable cost. The Yala Peak climbing cost is comparatively lower as you don’t have to use domestic flight to begin this trip.

Yala Peak Climbing Difficulty

Yala Peak (5,732m) is a non-technical peak that is comparatively easier to mount onto the top. However, you must bring the climbing gears and make some effective preparations. You must have idea to use the climbing gears and some techniques to make this successfully.

The trip up to the base camp (4,600m) is not much difficult. But, you must be careful while walking along the icy trail. The section from the base camp to the Summit is a bit tricky. You need to take help of the ropes in some part.

Moreover, as the journey to the peak from the base camp begins at night, you have to walk forth with the help of torch light. There are a few gorges to cross that it may appear to be quite challenging.

Practising to use the climbing gears and learning some best techniques from the Sherpa guide is the best way to climb Yala Peak successfully. If you need, you can keep an extra day at the base camp by consulting with us. Next, following the instructions of the team leader is fruitful to reach the top without any mishap!

There is always a chance for altitude sickness as long as you hike above 2,500m. The highest point you reach is 5,732m, the Summit of Yala Peak. Therefore, you must be careful in keeping fully hydrated; having enough food and sleep as well as packing some medicines like Diamox Oral.

If you have the previous trekking or climbing experience, it is not much challenging. But, for the beginner trekker, it might be a difficult task to do. You should tell whether you are an experienced or a beginner trekker in Nepal with us so that we can guide you further.

Yala Peak Climbing Route

This peak climbing starts from a drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi. Syabrubes is the gateway to Langtang Valley trek and Ganesh  Himal trek as well. You have to go past this Himalayan town to do Kailash Mansarovar Yatra as it is close to Kerung of Tibet. From Syabrubesi, you walk along the Langtang Valley that lies Langtang National Park. While walking through the rugged trails, you might see many species of animals and birds playing in the oak, pine and rhododendron forests.

The route takes you to Langtang Village, one of the largest villages of the entire Langtang region. Leaving it behind, you reach Ghora Tabala, which has an airstrip for Langtang Helicopter tour.

Kyanjin Gompa (3,870m) is another site where you can visit the government-run cheese factory and an age-old gompa. The village itself is a vantage point showing you the entire Langtang Valley and the mountains of this region.

After spending a day around Kyanjin Gompa, you trek to the base camp of Yala Peak. If the weather is all fine, you reach the peak next day and then, trek back to the base camp. If not, you have to wait for another day for appropriate weather.

Returning to Langtang Village, you then move towards Thulu Syabru, Sing Gompa and Gosainkunda Lake by crossing Laurivinayak Pass. Gosainkunda Lake is a popular pilgrimage site of the Hindus and Buddhists. Enjoying the amazing natural scenery, you trek down to Sing Gompa or Chandanbari.

Upon arriving in Dhunche, you catch a local bus or private jeep and drive back to Kathmandu. Alternatively, you can end up the trek at Sundarijal, Kathmandu by adding a few more days.

Customization of Yala Peak Climbing

Yala Peak climbing package is always a matter of customization as per your demand and desire. Nepal Trekking Routes is always flexible for providing you the customized trip to Langtang Valley region.

You can climb Yala Peak alone or combine this with Langtang Valley Gosainkuna Lake trek. Likewise, you can add a few more days by ending at Sundarijal, the gateway to Sundarijal Gosainkunda trek.

Similarly, Gosainkunda Lake Helambu Valley trek is also possible. If you have a few more days, Helambu Valley is a must-visit site in Langtang region. It is one of the important sections of the Great Himalayan Trail trek. It is popular for Tamang and Sherpa culture and tradition as well as apple production in Nepal.

Yala Peak Climbing Itinerary

Yala Peak climbing itinerary depends upon a few factors responsible for making this short or long. First of all, your physical fitness and mental preparedness matters. And, your trekking or peak climbing experience plays a vital role. It means, if you are physically fit, mentally ready and with the previous experience, you can do it more easily than a beginner trekker in Nepal.

The average itinerary of Yala Peak climbing requires at least 13 days including a day tour around Kathmandu Valley. However, if you want to combine this with other sections, the itinerary goes to be longer.

A few days are added if you want to do Langtang Gosainkunda Lake trek with Yala Peak climbing. Likewise, it takes other few more days to end at Sundarijal, Kathmandu. Besides, combining this trip with Helambu Circuit trek needs some more days.

Itinerary

On the arrival day, you will be welcomed at the Kathmandu Airport and transferred to the hotel.

Today, day tour around Kathmandu Valley with the tour guide of Nepal Trekking Routes. Visiting the Monkey Temple, Patan Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple and Bouddhanath Stupa.

 

Upon returning at the hotel, the team leader gives you details about Yala Peak climbing itinerary.

You begin the journey right after breakfast. Driving along the Pasang Lhamu Highway connecting Kerung of Tibetan Autonomous Region, you reach Syabrubesi. On the way, the snowcapped peaks of Ganesh Himal, Manaslu Region and Langtang Region welcome you.

 

In about 9 hours, you reach Syarubesi, which is the gateway to Ganesh Himal and Langtang Valley trek.

Walking along the steep up and down rugged trail that passes the oak and rhododendron forests of Langtang River Valley, you continue the trip. By crossing a suspension bridge over the Langtang Khola, you reach Lama Hotel at the end of the day.

Witnessing the amazing view of the natural waterfalls, temporary cattle settlement huts and green meadows, you continue the trekking. The snowy peaks of Langtang region are equally mesmerizing. Moving further through the steep tracks, you reach Ghora Tabala (Horse Shed). It is the place having an airstrip that is useful while on Langtang Helicopter tour.

Since this region lies in Langtang National Park, travelling this in spring is more memorable.25 out of 30 of Nepal’s rhododendron flowers decorate the entire forests just like a bride on her wedding day!

From Ghora Tabela, you happen to cross a local monastery to reach Langtang Village. Langtang Village is a model village in the entire region. It is the important section of Langtang Valley trek. It is also known as Tamang  Cultural Heritage trail. This is the Tamang Village where people follow Tibetan Buddhist culture and tradition. Therefore, the monasteries, chortens and mani walls embellished by the prayer flags and wheels are the common cultural assets.

Witnessing the best Himalayan views, the rocky track guides you through small Tamang and Sherpa villages amidst green meadows. Relishing the splendid view of Mt. Langtang Lirung and Ganchenpo as well as crossing small streams and moraines, you reach Kyanjin Gompa in the end.

 

Kyanjin Gompa is a small Sherpa village named after the local monastery called ‘Kyanjin’. This is one of the oldest monastery of the entire Langtang region. You can also visit a government-run cheese factory upon reaching this village.

Today is the rest day around Kyanjin Gompa for acclimatization purpose. Here are a few things you can do to make this rest day more memorable. The cheese factory for tasting the true flavour of organic cheese of yak’s milk.

 

Likewise, you can hike up to a glacial lake which is around 3 hours’ walking from the hotel. The Langtang Lirung Glacier is another site to visit in the leisure time. Climbing Kyanjin Ri (4,600m) is also an option.

 

From the top of Kyanji Ri, you witness the amazing vistas of the Langtang Valley and snowcapped peaks of Lantang region. Mt. Langtang Lirung (7,227m), Changbu and Langtang Yubra Peak (6,035m) come into your sight. Therefore, this is the best vantage point of Langtang Valley trek.

 

Walking along the icy trail, you continue the trip towards Yala Peak Base Camp in about 6 hours. From the base camp, you will enjoy the view of Ganchenpo, Naya Kang, Tserko Ri and Yala Peak.

 

After taking rest, the Sherpa guide reminds you the techniques to use the climbing gears and beating the climbing challenging. You practise how to use ice axes, ropes, crampons, ice picks and harness in the leisure time. If you have any confusion, you can ask your team leader.

You should begin the climbing as soon as possible so that you can observe the sunrise view of the mighty Himalayas. This is the final section of Yala Peak climbing, so, you must be careful while crossing some gorges. With the help of the head torch, you have to move forward.

 

Once you reach the top of Yala Peak (5,732m), the scenery is beyond description! Mt. Shishapangma (8,027m), Mt. Dorje Lakpa (6,966m), Ganchenpo, Naya Kang, Tserko Ri and Langtang Lirung are seen looming from left to right.

 

Capturing the memories in the camera and the brain, you trek down to the base camp.

Today, you will begin the retreat journey walking through the same trail you used a few days earlier. Going past Kyanjin Gompa Village, you finally reach Langtang Village. Visit around the village to know more about the Tamang culture and tradition.

Today’s trail moves along the thick forests of Langtang National Park.  Therefore, you might have occasional glimpses of musk deer, red pandas and different bird species as well.

 

Moving across Langtang River Valley and Bamboo, you reach Thulo Syabru. This is a beautiful Sherpa village influenced by the Tibetan Buddhist culture and tradition.

Today, you are going to walk through a little challenging section of Langtang Gosainkunda trek route. Enjoying the splendid view of Ganesh HImal, Langtang Himal and some Tibetan peaks, you move past some villages like Forang, Dursang and Danda.

 

Occasionally, you will also sight some animals and birds inhabited in the dense forests of hemlock, oak and fir. After reaching Sing Gompa, visit the local cheese factory and Sing Gompa.

Ascending through the steep trail, you walk past Laurivinayak Pass (3,920m). This is the highest pass you need to cross during Gosainkunda Lake trek.

 

Although the trek is a bit challenging, you will see Himal Chuli (7,893m) Manaslu range (8,156mm), Ganesh Himal (7,406m), some Tibetan peaks and Mt. Langtang Lirung. On the fine days with the clear skies, you can see Annapurna (8,091m) Himalayan Range, too. From this pass, you walk downhill  to reach Gosainkunda to wrap up the trek for the day.

 

Visit the glacial lakes like Saraswati Kunda, Bhairav Kunda, etc, interconnected by natural networks. Gosainkunda Lake (4,361m) is a famous pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Buddhists. If you make visit this site during Janai Purnima Festival in the mid-October, you can find thousands of the pilgrims flocking to the lake. The pilgrims believe that taking a dip into the holy water cleanses their sins committed knowingly or unknowingly.

After enjoying the sunrise view of the Himalayas from Annapurna to Tibetan Plateaus, you begin the retreat journey. By walking across Laurivinayak Pass, you end up the trek at either Sing Gompa or Chandanbari. If you are making Langtang Gosainkunda trek in spring, the colourful rhododendron flowers make this region more beautiful.

Walking past the thick forests of oak, pine and rhododendron forests, you move along the Sing Gompa River Valley. In about 6 hours, you arrive in Dhunche. Dhunche is the administrative headquarters of Rasuwa district that is connected with the Tibetan Autonomous Region of China. This is the last day of trekking in Langtang region, so make it as memorable as you can.

Enjoy the sunrise view of Langtang and Ganesh Himal Ranges while having breakfast. Then, the return journey to Kathmandu begins driving along the Pasang Lhamu Highway.

 

When you arrive in Kathmandu, the representative shifts you to the hotel. In the spare time, visit the local shops of Thamel Bazar. Buy some handicraft items like relics and garments to present to your people back in the home country.

 

In the evening, our agency invites you to farewell dinner at a cultural restaurant somewhere around Thamel. Enjoy the cultural shows and the typical Nepali cuisines together.

In this way, you have come at the end of Yala Peak climbing. The crewmember of the agency relocates you to the Kathmandu Airport according to your flight time.

Inclusion/Exclusion

  • Three nights Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu on B/B basis;
  • Pick up and drop from Kathmandu airport to airport.
  • 3 meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunch and Dinners with a cup of tea or coffee) during the trek and climbing period.
  • Full board Accommodation of Lodges, Guesthouses in Twin Sharing Bases during the trek and tent will be available during the climbing period
  • All camping equipment in Base camp;
  •  25 Kg baggage allowance during trekking (with porter or yaks);
  • Surface transportation will be available as per itinerary;
  • Trekking Permit (National Park entry fee)
  • TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System) Permit
  • Climbing permit for Mera peak
  • Necessary staff during the trekking and climbing period With Experience Guide and Porter.
  • Necessary experienced Government license holder Climbing guide during climbing period as per group size
  • Facility of Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all trekking staff.
  • Group medical supplies (First Aid medical kit will be available)
  • One tent will be available in the Base camp for 2 people on shared basis;
  • High altitude food and all climbing crew will be available above base camp.
  • Necessary fixed and dynamic ropes will be available during climbing period
  • necessary kitchen crew will be available in base camp
  • All necessary paper works, office Service charge and Government Taxes
  • Complete pre-departure information, flight ticket reconfirmation and extend visa service(if necessary)
  • Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu before departure.
  •  Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Emergency rescue evacuation if required.
  •         Personal accident insurance or Helicopter rescue.
  •         Airfare international flights
  •         Nepal entry visa fee, Visa issuance is easy at the arrival
  •          Any kind of Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot shower.
  •        Alcoholic beverages, Mineral water, laundry, phone calls, internets.
  •         Personal climbing equipment        All kind of Personal Expenses
  •        Ice fall fees Garbage Deposit (Sharing with other member) if applicable.
  •         Wake talkies &Filming permit.
  •         Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section
  •        Tips, gifts, souvenirs.

FAQ's

Except in unfavourable time like excessive snowfall or rainfall, you can climb Yala Peak (5,732m) all times of the year. In winter and summer, the weather remains unpredictable. The heavy snowfall might create some hindrances in winter in the higher section whereas heavy rainfall makes the trails muddy and slippery in summer. The best time for Yala Peak climbing is spring and autumn because the weather and temperature remain stable in these seasons. Moreover, the visibility is supportive to show you the amazing view of the Himalayas, green forests and lush valleys.

You don’t need any peak climbing permit to do Yala Peak climbing. You only need TIMS Card and Langtang National Park Entry Permit. Don’t worry because for an organized trip, Nepal Trekking Routes manages all the permits.

Yes, you can. You can do only Yala Peak climbing at once or do it with Gosainkunda Lake trek. The itinerary goes to be a little different doing it alone or with Gosainkunda Lake trek. You can also end up this trip at Sundarijal, Kathmandu instead of driving through the Pasang Lhamu Highway. Click at www.nepaltrekkingroutes.com for more information about the tailor-made packages.

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