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17 Days
Availability : March- May, Mid September - December
Kathmandu
Yala Peak
Min Age : 20+
Max People : 200
Introduction

Yala Peak Climb takes you on top at above 5,500 m /18,044 ft high one of the less technical peak to climb of all trekking peaks in Nepal Himalaya range, where the grade is just ‘F’ means “Facial Easy”.

The grading of the peak climb used from French and Swiss Classification Systems which is popular and famous grading for Alpine Style Climbing of day or more where you require adequate climbing gear to make the climb accessible as wel for safety measures.

The grade F as Facial Easy means walk and climb on glacier, moraine of rocks, ice with snow facing few technical sections to cope towards the summit of peak offers you with spectacular panorama of mountain range of whole Central Himalaya that includes Langtang, Ganesh, Jugal Himal range as far to Manaslu towards west with some mountains of Tibetan sides across the border.

Yala Peak Climb begins with overland journey heading towards Langtang Himal the closest mountain range from the capital Kathmandu located straight north, as drive takes you into cooler alpine region, where walk starts following Langtang glacial river into gorge covered within beautiful forest of rhododendron, pines and firs.

As walk progress past interesting villages on route within the homeland of Tamang people the tribe of Langtang region enriched with Buddhist religion and colorful age-old heritage culture.

Route leads past tree lines to enter into a lovely scenic area at Langtang valley where nice settlement Kyanjin located enclosed by array of peaks, here with time to acclimatize and short hike to its view-points hills then getting ready for our actual adventure Yala Peak Climb.

From Kyanjin a short distance walk at the end of valley rim to reach at base of Yala peak with much preparation and practice then head for the summit bid reaching at the top, facing glamorous views of surrounding high mountains.

Feeling great in high spirit where journey leads on the same scenic route to a road-head at Syabrubesi village for exciting drive back to Kathmandu, after a marvelous adventure and experience on Yala Peak Climb.

Trip Accommodation

Hotels with local lodge on treks with camping on climb.

Trekking Grade

Moderate with touch of high altitude.

Peak Climbing Grade

‘F’ ‘Facial Easy’ French / Swiss Alpine Climbing Systems

People and Culture

High Langtang area populated by Tamang people of strong Buddhism religion and colorful culture

Trek Duration

12 Nights and 13 Days (with drives both ways)

Total Trip

16 Nights and 17 days (from arrival to final departure)

Best Seasons

March to May with Mid September to November months best months for trek and climb of Yala Peak, when most of the days crystal clear for views, but cold in the morning and night time as well in shades with chances of snow sometimes during autumn and winter seasons.

Where March to May will be lively when wild flowers are in full bloom with sunny days with cloudy late afternoon sometimes.

October to November autumn and winter months clear fine day for views and walks, however will be much cold in the morning and night time as well in shade, not including wind chill factor, chances of snow on route walks above 2,800 m higher.

Itinerary

Day 1Arrival day in Kathmandu via various airlines and transfer to hotel

On arrival at Kathmandu international airport received by Life and Journey staff / guide greets you with warm welcome and then transfer into heart of Kathmandu city to your respective hotels.

With time to get refreshed join in for group briefing regarding treks with other useful information as well with do’s and don’ts, includes welcome group dinner in nice authentic restaurants with cultural program.

Day 2In Kathmandu options for sightseeing tour and trek preparation

Free day in Kathmandu for leisure activities as well for options for sightseeing tour around the city places of Interest, as Kathmandu and its close other cities steeped with World Heritage Sites, afternoon preparation for Yala Peak Climb and trek to Langtang Valley.

Day 3Drive to Syabrubesi village 1,460 m - 06 hrs.

Morning an early start with scenic and interesting drive beyond north of Kathmandu valley, where journey leads on winding road past many farm villages and towns within warm areas of Trisuli and Nuwakot district.
As drive continues heading uphill within cooler country to reach at Dhunche, headquarter town of Rasuwa district within Langtang Himal, also the start of Langtang National Park, from here downhill to our overnight stop at Syabrubesi within Tamang tribe village.

Day 4Trek to Lama Hotel 2, 280 m - 06 hrs.

Our first day trek starts after a hearty breakfast and then walking to cross a small bridge and with uphill climb to a hill within farm villages, as walk continues heading into cool shade of rhododendron-magnolia and pine trees and finally reaching a clearing within woodland at Lama Hotel for overnight in this small village.

Day 5Trek to Langtang village 3,290 m - 06 hrs.

Today’s walk leads to much climb within deep forest where rare and endangered wild-life are often seen on treks like Red-Panda with other mountain antelopes including different species of birds.
Walk carries on to reach at nice spot of Ghoretabla, with time for possible lunch break located in the midst of lovely alpine forest, from here few hours of good walk to reach our overnight destination at Langtang village, a nice area within a gorge and tree lines.
This village and around Rasuwa area was badly damaged from avalanches due to big earthquake that shook mid-east and mid-west of Nepal in April 25th and May 15th 2015, the village slowly returning back to normal life as it was before.

Day 6Trek to Kyanjin within Langtang valley 3,785 m - 04 hours.

Morning from Langtang village a short steep climb and then on good trails entering into a wide valley enclosed with giant peaks of Langtang on reaching at Kyanjin for lunch and overnight stop.
After few hours of pleasant walk to the highest point of the journey at Kyanjin located within beautiful Langtang valley with close views of Langtang Lirung glacier and range of peaks that surrounds this wonderful spot.

Day 7 Rest day at Kyanjin for excursion and short hike.

A great scenic place for rest day, on this day take a short hike to close scenic hill top of Tsego-Ri or Kyanjin Ri offers magnificent panorama of Ganesh Himal (7,405 m) Langtang Lirung (7,234 m) Ghengu Liru (Langtang II 6,571m), Kimshun (6,745 m) and Shalbachum(6,918m) towards south Chimsedang with arrays of peaks includes Naya-Kanga (5,846m) and Gangchempo, Tilman’s beautiful Fluted Peak, Jugal Himal and ending to eastern horizon at Dorje Lakpa (6,980m).
Rest of the afternoon at leisure and marvel the views of lovely surrounding in the comfort of nice lodge and warm hospitality of the local Tamang the villagers of Kyanjin and around Langtang areas.

Day 8Trek to Yala peak Base Camp 4,870 m / 15,977 ft - 05 hrs.

Morning walk further east from Kyanjin heading to our main highlight and adventure, walks on grassy field to reach rocky area with moraine and glacier area with steep climb to a near level flat area to set our first overnight in tented camp beneath towering face of Yala Peak, the base camp located at 4, 870 m high.

Day 9Free day preparation for the climb and acclimatization.

A free and spare day preparation for the big climb and enjoy marvelous views of Ganchenpo, Naya Kang, Tserko Ri, Yala peak and adjoining mountains.

Day 10Climb the summit of Yala Peak and descend to base camp - 06 hrs.

Early morning start before dawn, follow our guide as climb leads on snow slopes encountering ice and rocky sections, as climb continues facing with technical effort, after strenuous climb reach on top Yala Peak summit at above 5,500 m high.
From the top facing mind-blowing views of Langtang Himal range with Shishapangma (Tibet side), Dorje Lakpa, Ganchenpo, Naya Kang, Tserko Ri, Langtang Lirung and range of mountains of both sides of the country, enjoying fabulous moment descend with care safely to reach at base camp.

Day 11Reserve and contingency day in case of bad weather condition.

A spare and contingency day where sometimes weather might not be favorable for safe climb, if all goes well as per itinerary days using this extra days on route back to Syabrubesi having shorter days.

Day 12Trek to Kyanjin -05 hrs.

After an enjoyable climb and adventure of lifetime experience clear and pack the camp and gear from the base camp making free from garbage, then carry to proper disposal sites on route back, morning after packing then head on scenic trail to reach at Kyanjin for overnight in the comfort of a nice and cozy lodge after a great climb of Yala Peak.

Day 13Trek to Lama Hotel - 06 hrs.

With lovely moments within beautiful Langtang valley at Kyanjin, morning walks leads back on the same trail, with enough time for views that you might have missed on the way up to Kyanjin.
A nice walk heads back into farm villages of Langtang and past Ghoretabla within dense rhododendron and bamboo forest to reach at Lama Hotel for overnight stops in the midst of wonderful green surroundings, located in a river gorge of upper Trisuli or Langtang Khola.

Day 14Trek to Syabrubesi village - 05 hrs.

Trek today follows same route reaching at a river side and then with pleasant walk within farm villages reaching down to bridge, after crossing a river a gentle walk back to Syabrubesi for overnight with last final night stop around Langtang Himal.

Day 15Drive back to Kathmandu via Dhunche town- 06 hrs.

Morning after breakfast board in a bus or similar vehicle as per group size then drive towards Dunche on winding ups and following downhill route to reach warmer areas of Nuwakot and then descend on good road to reach back to your hotel in Kathmandu, after a mesmerizing time and adventure on Yala Peak Climbing.

Day 16Free day in Kathmandu for individual activities.

Allowing you an extra free day to relax your tired muscles from Yala Peak Climb and walk around Langtang Himal, a free day for individual activities and shopping souvenirs or join in for another exciting sightseeing tour at places of interest.

Day 17International Departure homeward bound or respective countries.

Your last final day in Nepal the country of Himalayan wonders, as per your flight time depart from the hotel, where our guides and staff transfer you for International departure homeward bound or to respective countries.

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