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Yala Peak Climbing

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Breakfast: 13
Lunch: 11
Dinner: 12
Car
Jeep
Hotel: 3 Night(s)
Camping(Tent): 2 Night(s)
Guesthouse: 8 Night(s)

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Yala Peak Climbing

Nepal is one of the top destinations for the peak climbing for its challenging yet accessible wide range of peaks. You can choose from diverse range of peaks from easiest to hardest peak to climb. Yala peak is an easiest and well-known trekking peak making it perfect for the beginners to start their climbing passion. This peak is located at the heart of the Langtang region close to Nepal’s border with Tibet at the altitude 5500m. As it is a non-technical peak so no need the previous experience of mountains is required in other sense we can call it beginners’ peak, although high level of fitness and stamina is highly desired.

Yala peak climbing is quite popular among the peak climbers and there are many different ways to climb it, this trip follow the most used trail i.e. Syabrubesi. From the Yala peak base camp, that ensures the panoramic view of mountains mainly Langtang Lirung (7246m), Lenpo Gang (7083m), and Dorje Lakpa (6990m) and might be Mt. Shishapangma (8046m) also. We explore the Langshisa glacier and then establish a high camp at 4800m from where we make our summit using Crampons, Ice axe and rope. From the summit we can have a view of Mt. Shishapangma and Fluted Gangchempo (6318m) clearly. It can also be called the cultural and village trek as the major attraction of this trek are Langtang Village, the village of world renowned people Sherpas and Kyangjjing Village with beautiful Buddhist monastery.

Trip Code

YPC62

Starts

Syabrubesi

Finishes

Syabrubesi

Duration

14 Days

Difficulty

Moderate

Group-Size

2 - 14

Age

Minimum 18

Seasons

Mar-Jun,Sep-Nov

Elevation

5500 m/ 18044.6ft

Trip View

1548

Activities

Peak Climbing

Travel Style

Comfortable

Trip popularity

TRIP FACTS

  • It is relatively simple and non-technical climb.
  • The minimum altitude is at 1400m and the maximum altitude is at 5500m.
  • The summit is renowned for being an excellent vantage point from which Shishapangma (8013m), the highest mountain in Tibet and the lowest of the 14 eight-thousands can be seen.
  • Explore the Tibetan origin Tamang community, culture and religion.
  • Get chance to enjoy the splendid views of Gosaikunda Lake, Parvatikunda, Bhairavkunda, Dudhkunda, Langtang Lirung, Lenpo Gang, Dorje Lakpa, Shishapangma, Naya Kanga Peak, Langtang Ganja La, Ganesh Himal and many other high peaks and lakes.
  • Best season is autumn and spring.

Why this Trip

Yala Peak is the easiest and popular trek, which is located at the heart of the Langtang region from where you can view the beautiful scenery of mountains and get acquainted with the culture of Sherpa people. If you are a beginner and need suggestion for debuting in peak climbing, then there’s no doubt that Yala peak should be your first option.

Trip Notes

  • •We reserve the right to change and that the program may be reversed. Things can happen that make it impossible to meet them as planned. If any meeting or plan would not be feasible, we always try to find an equivalent alternative. In Nepal, you always have a plan B and C!
  • •What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible
  • •A trekking permit is a must to travel to controlled areas. Permit, however, is issued only to groups. Individual trekkers will not be issued trekking permit.

Brief Itinerary

Upon arrival, our representatives will be waiting at the Tribhuvan airport to welcome you and escort you to your hotel. In the evening, we will discuss the itinerary for the trip over hearty Nepali dinner in a typical Nepali traditional restaurant. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu;

Meal:

  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Hotel

Activities:

  • Airport Pickup
  • Thamel Tour
  • Cultural Show
Kathmandu valley is an ancient city with diverse cultures and traditions. It has significant part in the history of Nepal. Home to 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, it has been chosen as a cultural and historical site of study and excursions throughout the history. We’ll observe some of the UNESCO world heritage sites in Kathmandu throughout the day. Overnight stay at hotel;

Meal:

  • Breakfast

Accommodation:

  • Hotel

Activities:

  • Kathmandu Sightseeing
  • Food and wine tour(Optional)
Syabru Besi is 117km (9 hours) drive away from Kathmandu. Tracing the winding, mostly unpaved roads on high mountains we reach Syabru Besi. Upon reaching Syabru Besi, we get to observe the spectacular panorama of the Himalayas which includes the Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and the peaks of the Langtang region. Overnight at Syabru Besi;

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Guesthouse

Activities:

  • Private transfer to Syabru Besi
Shortly after the breakfast, we depart for Lama Hotel. We meander around the ridge of Syabru Besi’s main road and reach Ghopcha Khola, now our trek begins! We will march into the fields and lush forest with of oaks, maple, alder, and bamboo. Cross your fingers! If we are lucky enough we might get to see yellow-throated martin, langur monkeys, Red Panda, etc. on the route. The trail is ascending passing through Langtang River, suspension bridge, cascading waterfall that is determined to impress you with stunning views. Furthermore trekking to 2748 meters, we arrive at Lama Hotel. Overnight at Lama Hotel;

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Guesthouse

Activities:

On the third day, we will hike up to Langtang village right after the breakfast. The trek commences by gentle ascent above the Langtang Khola. Be prepared for the trail is going to be much steeper now. En route we are accompanied by scenic views of lovely Langtang Lirung towering at 7246 meters. We will transverse through Ghora Tabela (2970 m) and Thangshyap (3140 m), the trail ascends all the way to the Langtang Village. After reaching the village you’ll be rewarded with 180 degrees of the breathtaking mountains view. This place is beautiful beyond words to spare a night. Overnight at Langtang Village;

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Guesthouse

Activities:

Leaving this beautiful village, our trek resumes to Kyangjing Gompa. It is one of the highlights of this trek. The trail goes through rich yak pastures and fascinating villages of Mundi to Sing dun. After ascending the mountain passes, we reach Kyangjing Gompa. Kyangjing Gompa is a small Buddhist monastery and also a cheese factory can be found here. The view is even better than Langtang village and it will make you want to stay here more than one night. Overnight at Kyangjing Gompa;

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Guesthouse

Activities:

We will take one day off from the trekking as it’s necessary for our body to adjust to the higher altitude and the thinner air it has. This day for acclimatization would be worthwhile for we are going to explore interesting places like the monastery and cheese factory etc. If that’s not enough, we can even climb Kyangjing Ri located at 4350m which boasts picturesque views of snow-capped mountains. In addition, we can also hike up the moraine to see the fantastic mountain ridges accompanied by rolling glaciers. We return to Kyangjing Gompa before dusk to spend the night;

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Guesthouse

Activities:

  • Side trek near the village
Right after morning breakfast, we move ahead towards our destination, Yala Base Camp from where we get to observe an amazing view of mountains, including Langtang Lirung (7246m), Lenpo Gang (7083m), Dorje Lakpa (6990m) and mighty Mt. Shishapangma (8046m) also. After 7 hours walk from the Kyangjing village, we reach Yala Base Camp. Overnight at Yala Base camp;

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Camping

Activities:

This is the most awaited day of our journey. On this day, we will get to scale the Yala Peak. Early morning after breakfast we head up by passing through the base camp. It takes about 6 hours of round trip to scale Yala Peak and return. Amazing view of Mt. Shishapangma and Fluted Gangchempo (6318m) makes this trip memorable. Before the sun goes down we trek back to Base Camp and spend the night;

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Camping

Activities:

  • Summit the Yala Peak
Finishing morning breakfast at base camp on this day, we retrace our way to Kyangjing Gompa. After few hours of walk from the Base Camp, we reach Kyangjing Gompa. Overnight at Kyangjing Gompa;

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Guesthouse

Activities:

From Kyangjing, we return to Lama Hotel and it’s possible to do in a single day as the trail follows a downhill path from Kyangjing Gompa. After several hours of walking, we will finally arrive at Lama Hotel. Overnight at Lama Hotel;

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Guesthouse

Activities:

Early morning after breakfast, we move to Syabru Besi leaving Lama Hotel. To reach the Syabrubesi we need to cross the forest with the beautiful view of surrounding and mountains. Overnight at Syabrubesi;

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Guesthouse

Activities:

After breakfast, we leave Syabrubesi and head back to Kathmandu. It will take 6 to 8 hours to reach Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu;

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Hotel

Activities:

  • Private transfer to Kathmandu
Depending on your flight time you will be transferred to the airport. The airport check-in is 3 hours prior to the departure time and the hotel checkout time is usually 12 P.M. Our representative will meet you at the hotel and transfer you to the airport.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Accommodation:

Activities:

  • Farewell Lunch
  • Airport Drop
  • Shopping arrangements

FAQS

Yala Peak is not a technically difficult peak to climb, but you need good stamina and energy to climb it. Even though Yala Peak can be climbed without any previous climbing experience, you need to know how to use the climbing equipment and gears. At Base Camp, our guide also helps you how to use that equipment so you don’t need to worry about that.
Yes, you shouldn’t worry about this. As you arrive, our representative will be standing outside the airport terminal. You'll be directly transferred to the hotel.
For nights in cities, we use standard/superior standard/deluxe rooms whereas, during the trek we use lodges/tea houses/guesthouses/home stay for our clients, and whatever is available and accessible. We also arrange sleeping bags for our clients, on their request. For this expedition, accommodation will be tented camp.
To confirm your booking, a deposit of $200 or 15% of total trip cost is required if you are booking at least a year in advance before trip departure date. If booking is made less than 100 days before the trip departure, you'll need to pay 20% to confirm the trip, if before two months, 25% of the total trip cost will need to be paid and if booked between 30-60 days, 50% of the total trip cost needs to be paid and finally, if you are booking 30 days prior to trip departure, then 100% payment should be made. The payments can be easily made by the bank transfer or Western Union Money transfer. The due balance is payable on arrival in Kathmandu with cash (preferably USD/EURO) or card on POS/credit card machine. Please note that non refundable fee is 10% or $200 whichever is greater.
You have to pay the remaining balance after arriving in Kathmandu either by cash or through credit card, before we start our adventure.
During the trek, you will get clean and hygienic food. Our cooks and helpers will cook the special meals.
There are plenty of water stations on each stop on the route. You can easily fill up the bottle from the open taps. We recommend that you bring water purifier tablets with you or at least get it from Kathmandu before you depart for trekking. You can also buy mineral waters but we usually recommend tap water which is pure and it helps us not promoting plastic bottled water.
We mostly use the comfortable and efficient vehicle so that you may not get a problem during the ride. We use private or tourist vehicle for sightseeing in the Kathmandu. Depending on the nature or group sized, we use cars, minibus, vans or jeep for travelling along the narrow and bumpy roads of Nepal. Mostly we use AC vehicles for your comfort.
The best seasons for Yala Peak Climbing are during autumn (September, October, and November) and spring (March, April, May).
Usually, we have to walk about 6 to 8 hours a day. But it shouldn't be taken as certain thing. Because the walking hour really depend on client's speed. So it's really relative.
Yes, the trekking guides working in our company are the certified license holders and they also have received high altitude first aid training from KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Education Project).
Our guides are well trained; they carry the first aid box for emergency. You also take some medicine box for your personal use.
Yes, our climbing guides are well trained and have got the license from the Nepal Mountaineering Association. They are experienced with many mountains above 5000 m to 7000 m and also some of them have experienced the 8000 m peaks.
It's always a good idea to book on your own. But we can also help you booking your flight in case of request.
In some villages, it is possible to charge the devices, but it costs extra to charge the camera and other electronic equipments. It usually costs between $3-$6 per hour. So it's expensive. The best idea is to bring a power bank.
Yes, for the first few days, it's possible to have telephonic communication. In some villages, you can make local and international calls from telephone provided by the guesthouse owner after paying the price directly to them. In higher altitude regions, we usually have satellite phones with our Sherpas or Guides.
You can use a credit card only at Kathmandu. As outside the Kathmandu valley, you have to use the cash so change your currency into the Nepalese Rupees before the trekking.
There are no hidden costs in our itineraries. Therefore you don't need to carry much, but everything that's not mentioned on itinerary for example extra cup of tea, coffee, charging electrical appliances, can cost you extra. Therefore, we recommend you to keep at least $20-$50 per day for your personal expenses.
Yes, you can add the extra days as per your wish, but for the extra day, you will have to pay the additional cost to cover guides, porters, accommodation and food.
Definitely we will provide you porter, or yak as per the condition. Besides your personal bag and the water bottle which will be frequently needed for you, they must be carried by you and remaining will be carried by our porter or yak.
The hotel in Kathmandu does provide the free storage services. So you can leave the clothes which are not necessary for the trekking. The best way is to save it in our office store room which is equally safe.
Usually, we rent a sleeping bag which is good for -10 degree Celsius or -20 degree Celsius. In case the sleeping bag is not warm enough for you, we'll also provide you the extra blanket.
During trek, please use comfortable and flexible dress. While trekking during the day at lower altitudes, lightweight trekking trousers and T-shirts are recommended. It's always a good idea to carry a waterproof jacket and some warmer clothing with you though as mountain weather is notoriously unpredictable. For the cold nights, thermal underwear, a warm fleece jacket and even a down jacket will help to keep you warm. Good shoes are of great importance. They must be comfortable. For higher altitude treks where you may have to tread snow for long hours, good boots are available for rent in Kathmandu. For mountaineering, you will require special clothes that can be bought or hired from us.
Yes, of course you can change the lodge if you don’t feel comfortable at one place, but it really depends on the availability of the lodges. During the peak season, the possibilities of changing the lodges are low.
We will send our potters to reserve the lodges before we reach there.
No vaccinations are compulsory in the Himalaya, but we do recommend you are covered for Diphtheria & TB, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Malaria, Typhoid, Polio and Tetanus. We also recommend: •A dental check-up prior to traveling that you know your blood group in case of emergency. If you have any pre-existing medical conditions which might affect you on tour, you make these known to your tour leader and Swotah travelers at the time of your booking.
We make sure to take security measures during climbing to make your expedition successful. We hire experienced and authorized Guides/Sherpas to safeguard your life in the mountains. We strongly recommend that you follow the guide’s instruction with utmost care.
No, there will not be any problem as mostly at the high altitude, we prefer vegetarian food to avoid the food poisoning.

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