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Yala Peak Climbing (17) Days

Trip Introduction

The Langtang Valley is located only 19 miles north of Kathmandu close to the border of Tibet, below the main crest of the Himalaya. The valley is dominated by Langtang Lirung (7246m), the highest peak in the area. This trek with its optional climbs of Yala Peak and Naya Kanga offers a wonderful introduction to mountaineering in the Himalaya which is among some of the most beautiful scenery in the whole of Nepal.

 

Our trek begins with a 6 hour drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche. Initially, we trek through sub-tropical jungle, then dense forest of oak, birch and pine before the valley opens out into alpine meadows and yak pastures. In the spring, these high meadows are carpeted with a rich variety of alpine flowers - gentians, violets, edelweiss and primulas to name just a few. The forests are also in full bloom with rare tree orchids and the colorful rhododendron. The Langtang forests are also known for their wildlife, including red Pandas, Himalayan black bear, wild boar and langur monkeys.

 

We trek up the valley to Kyangjin, where we camp in a superb setting, dominated by the fluted north west face of Kangchenpo, whilst Kyangjin Ri provides a splendid viewpoint. From Kyangjin, we move further up the valley to Yala, a small yersa (summer hamlet). By establishing ourselves here, we can trek to the top of Tsergo Ri (5066m), the highest point on a broad flat plateau. The views from here are as spectacular as anywhere in the Himalaya, a 360 degree panorama of snow capped mountains including Langtang Lirung, Pemthang Ri, Langshisha Ri, Dorje Lakpa, and Kangchenpo.

Day 01: arrival in Kathmandu   Transfer  to Hotel  By Halesi Treks Overnight stay at Hotel.

 

Day 02: Sight seeing Kathmandu Valley Overnight at Hotel.

 

Day 03 : Kathmandu –Dhunche (1966m) Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche (1966m.) which takes 6 hours. You head north out of Kathmandu driving through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Dhunche. The first part of your drive upto Trishuli Bazaar is quite smooth. The path now moves along the gravel road. During the rainy season, the way is sometime blocked due to landslides. Your drive from Kathamandu to the destination is to be made by either local bus or land cruiser. Overnight stay at lodge

 

Day 04 : Dhunche to Thulo Syabru (2581m) Trek from Dhunche to Thulo Syabru (2581m.) which takes about five and half hours. Trek to Thulo Syabru (6950ft, 2120m). Overnight stay at lodge

 

Day 05 : Tholu Syabru to Lama Hotel(2470m)Trek from Syabru Gaon to Lama Hotel (2470m.) and it takes about five hours. The trail descends along the ridge on Syabru's main street and then drop to the Ghopche Khola (2050 m.) and again descends to the Landslide (1810m.). Afterwards, you trek ascends gently to Rimche (2400m.) through Bamboo (1960m.) and at the end your trail is level to the Lama Hotel. En route you could see red pandas, monkey and bear if you are lucky. There are few lodges and shops which provides the trekker supplies. Overnight stay at lodge

 

Day 06: Lama Hotel to Langtang village [3500m]From lama hotel, we continue the ascent above the Langtang Khola. As the trail progresses, it becomes steeper. We have the most exotic sights of Langtang Lirung lying at 7246 meter. The trail leads to a log bridge and on climbing further we come across lush meadows of Ghora Tabela at 3000m. We will see several lodges and a police check post. Further on, the route opens up into a wide valley of yak pastures and scattered Tamang villages with water-driven mills and prayer wheels. We arrive at Langtang village after crossing a stream and reaching up a height of 3500 meters. Langtang village is the headquarters for Langtang National Park and has flat-roofed Tibetan style houses, hotels and cultivated lands yielding buckwheat, potatoes, wheat, turnips, barley etc. Overnight stay at lodge

 

Day 07 : Langtang Village To Kyanjing (3870m)Trek from Langtang Village to Kyangjin (3870m.) which takes about three hours. The trail climbs gradually through small villages and yak pastures as the valley opens out further and the views become more extensive. After crossing several small streams and moraines, the trail reaches the settlement at Kyangjin. Overnight stay at lodge

 

Day 08: Rest day in Kyangjin We take a day off for acclimatization and a proper rest. We get to explore interesting places like the monastery, cheese factory etc. We can climb Kyangjin Ri located at 4350m from where amazing views of snow-capped mountains are spreading right next to you. We can walk up the moraine to see the spectacular mountain ridges and undulating glaciers. Overnight stay at lodge

 

Day 09: Kyangjin Gompa to Yak Kharka It takes about five hours. The early part of the trail moves along the leveled path till Marku and then leaving Langtang Khola you trek ascent path all the way to Yak Kharka. The views you can enjoy are of Ganchenpo, Naya Kang and others. Overnight stay at Tent

 

Day 10: Yak Kharka to Yala Base Camp hich takes about four hours.To reach Yala Base Camp you trek along the rocky glacier trail. You will be quite accompanied by the views of Ganchenpo, Naya Kang, Tserko Ri , Yala peak and others. Overnight stay at Tent

 

Day 11: Summit Yala peak and back to Yak Kharka It takes about eight hours. At the summit of Yala peak, you will be stunned by the panoramic views of Shishapangma, Dorje Lakpa, Ganchenpo, Naya Kang, Tserko Ri , Langtang Lirung and many Tibetan mountains. Overnight stay at Tent

 

Day 12: Yak Kharka to Kyangjin Gompa which takes about four hours.You trek descent path all the way to Kyangjin Gompa. The views you can enjoy are of Ganchenpo, Naya Kang and others. Overnight stay at lodge

 

Day 13: Kyangjin to Lama Hotel [2784M] From Kyangjin, we take the route back to Lama Hotel. As we retrace our steps, we follow the Langtang Khola to Langtang village and on to Ghora Tabela. We stop briefly for lunch and thereafter continue the steep descent to Lama Hotel. Overnight stay at lodge

 

Day 14: Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru [2130m]From Lama Hotel, we head back to Thulo Syabru. Overnight stay at Hotel

 

Day 15: Syabrubesi to Kathmandu Returning to Kathmandu by private 4WD. Overnight stay at hotel

 

Day 16: sightseeing in Kathmandu.After breakfast, our city guide reaches in Hotel with Vehicles,  Overnight stay at Hotel.

 

Day 17: Kathmandu – departure You are free in the morning for the last Minute shopping or time as your own.

Our driver and airport representative drive you to the airport in time for your flight back home. We ensure that you leave Kathmandu with cherishing memory and an experience of a lifetime.

Prices:

Cost includes:

  • Standard Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Half day world heritage sites tour
  • Meals as in itinerary with High altitude meals for climbing period
  • All surface transportation by private  vehicle
  • Yala Peak Climbing Permit
  • Necessary trekking/Conservation/National park fees and all govt. Taxes
  • An Experienced Sherpa Climbing Guide,
  • Required number of porters, their wages and equipment
  • Light camping equipments with high altitude tent and sleeping mattress during climbing period
  • EPI gas with stove for high camp
  • All hot drinks (tea, coffee, hot chocolate) and Juice
  • All necessary Climbing hardware gears including Climbing ropes
  • Insurance of all local team members

Cost does not include: 

  • international airfares
  • Medical/personal high risk insurance with rescue coverage
  • Personal climbing gears
  • Nepal Visa Fees
  • Tips for Trekking staff
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