Yala Peak Climbing
Beautiful and peaceful, Yala peak, is considered one of the easier Himalayan treks most suitable for those who wish to Summit the Himalayan peak in the limited amount of time. Standing up right just to the north of Kathmandu in the beautiful Langtang valley region of central Nepal, Yala peak is just part of Langtang Himal. Scaling 5,500 m it offers breath-taking view of great Himalayan ranges like Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa, Ganesh Himal, Naya Kanga peak, Gangchemo, shishapangma. As Langtang valley lies shares border with Tibet, the culture and tradition of this valley is quite different from those in other Himalayan Region. As Yala peak is easier Himalayan treks climbing it dose not require mountaineering experience or any special training, good physical fitness is sufficient for scaling the summit.
With the bags pack and excited for new adventurous experience, we leave the Kathmandu for Syabrubesi which is at 8 hours drive from the capital. Now its time to test our physical fitness as we set out for nearly a week trekking. We walk in the beautiful Langtang region passing several village one by one. We explore the emerald hills and forests, enjoying the beauty of nature and collecting some memories to take back for our friends and family back at home. We spend three days acclimatizing and enjoying in the Langshisa glacier at Kyangjing Gompa situated below Langtang Lirung at 3800 m. On our way, we also witness the damage caused by the major earthquake shakes on April 2015. The quakes nearly damaged almost majority part of this region.
We set up or base camp walking little further from Kyangjing Gompa on a meadow at 4800 m. We attempt scaling the summit of Yala Peak, the major adventure of the trek, from the base camp. On our mission to conquer the summit we need help of climbing tools like crampons, ice axe and rope at the last 400 meter climb as the route is snowy steep. On scaling the summit of Yala peak our struggle throughout the trek worthwhile as we get to experience the Shishapangma (8046 m) and the Gangchempo (6388 m) from the close. Since the beauty of this place captures our heart so deeply that we don’t feel like saying goodbye to the place. But this is not possible so we have option between two routes for returning. The first option is to return via Dhunche back to Syabrubesi and drive to Kathmandu. We can also take the route via Gosainkunda pass in Helambu and drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 1: Arrive at Kathmandu
Our representative will receive you in the international airport. We will escort you to the hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 2: Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley
We go sightseeing around the valley. We will know little more about the UNESCO world heritage sites like Kathmandu Durbar Square, pashupatinath and many others exploring the cultural heritage and lifestyles of the people in the capital. We will also prepare for our adventurous trek.
Day 3: Drive to Sybrubensi (around 8 hours)
We head towards north of Kathmandu passing along side of the Trishuli River and exploring the beautiful sceneries along side of the road. We pass through Dhunche to reach the cool town with beautiful view, Sybrubensi.
Day 4: Trek to Lama Hotel (around 5 hours)
The first day of the trek we pass through Bhote khosi and following the Langtang Khola we reach our destination for the day Lama Hotel. We climb up Bamboo and ascend to Rimche in the trails.
Day 5: Trek to Langtang village (around 5 hours)
Today we walk up and down the hills setting the destination, the beautiful, very local and old village Langtang village. In our trek today we leave behind Gumanehok, Ghoda Tabela (horse stable). The view from here is breath-taking view as we get closer to the mountain.
Day 6: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (around 4 hours)
Today we take a short walk to a beautiful valley in the lap of Langtang Lirung passing a famous cheese factory, Kyanjin Gompa. Here there are many small peaks to climb and the valley is worth exploring.
Day 7: Kyanjin Gompa exploration day
After a long walk today, we take rest. We can utilize this day by visiting different monastery, visiting famous cheese factory, exploring the village knowing more about the culture lifestyle of the people and many more.
Day 8: Trek to Yala peak base camp (around 6 hours)
Enjoying the view of Ganchenpo, Naya Kanga, Tserko Ri, Yala peak and other trek to base camp along the rocky glacier trail. Today we spent nights on tents.
Day 9: Summit Yala peak and back to Kyanjin Gompa
Today is the important day as we set out to scale a peak. We start to climb early morning depending on the weather condition. On reaching summit we will be stunned by the views of Shishapangma, Dorje Lakpa, Ganchenpo, Naya Kang and many other Tibetan mountain. We walk down to Kyanjin Gompa after successfully scaling the peak where we spent overnight.
Day 10: Spare day in case of bad weather to climb Yala peak
Due to bad weather if we are unable to scale Yala Peak on the previous day, this is utilized for it.
Day 11: Trek back to Lama Hotel (around 5-6 hours)
We walk down the trails that we used to climb up and spent overnight at Lama Hotel.
Day 12: Trek to Sybrubensi (around 5 hours)
We walk down to the Sybrubensi from where we began our memorable and adventurous trek leaving behind the mountains.
Day 13: Drive back to Kathmandu
With heavy hearts we bid farewell to mountains and board onto to bus for our journey back to the capital, Kathmandu.
Day 14: Leisure day in Kathmandu
Today we walk down the streets of Kathmandu exploring beautiful art and architecture, cultural and traditional heritage and many more. As the capital has lots to offer us, we try to get glimpse of those places which reflects the cultural diversity and the lifestyle of the Gorkhali.
Day 15: Departure
With lots of beautiful memories together, today our representative will escort you to the international airport from where you will fly back to your country. Because of the wonderful memories and pleasant time spent together during to trek, we hope to serve you again and go together in the some other adventure trek very soon.
I would like to welcome you to our special way of exploring Nepal and invite you to consider Nepal Climbing Adventure.