YALA PEAK CLIMBING

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destination Langtang
duration 13 Days
grade Beginner
start/end point Kathmandu/Kathmandu
region Langtang
max altitude 5,500 m
group size 2-12
meal All inclusive
activity 5-6 hours
accommodation Hotel/Teahouse/Tent Camp
season All season

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No. Of People Price Per Person
Pax 1 USD 2,290
Pax 2 USD 2,250
Pax 3 USD 2,190
Pax 4 to 6 USD 2,150
Pax 7 to 12 USD 2,090
Pax 13 to 18 USD 2,050
Pax 19 to 24 USD 1,990
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YALA PEAK CLIMBING

Don’t let the height frighten you (5520m). This is a non-technical climb that will afford views for miles and miles in the Langtang region of Nepal.  From the summit, you can see Mt. Sishapangma (8013m) in Tibet, the lowest of the fourteen 8000m plus peaks in the world. This is definitely a view that justifies the climb.

As you trek through the picturesque Langtang Valley in the Langtang National Park you will encounter remote Tibetan style villages and be surrounded by massive snow-covered peaks. This trek is right on the Tibetan border where Buddhism is the predominant religion. You will have an opportunity to explore the famous pilgrimage retreat of the 700-year-old Kyanjin Gompa (Buddhist monastery) at 3900m. Kyanjin Gompa is situated at the foot of the magnificent Langtang Lirung Mountain (7246m) and not far from Langshisha Glacier. This trek is well regarded as having some of the best scenery of any trek in Nepal. It is also remote and detached from the outside world, a wonderland and home to the elusive snow leopard, red panda, Tahr, Langur monkeys, Himalayan black bear and a magnificent array of natural fauna, such as the 30 varieties of red, pink and white flowering Rhododendron – Nepal’s national flower. Throughout the trek, you will witness villagers carrying heavy loads and the ever-present Yaks grazing in high altitude meadows. 

Prior to your climb to Yala Peak, there will be time set aside to acclimatize before heading to higher altitudes. On reaching the summit there are awesome panoramic views of Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung (7227m), Lenpo Gang (7083m), Dorje Lhakpa (6966m), Naya Kang (5844m), Gangchempo (6387m) and Shishapangma (8013m) entirely in Tibet.

Due to its remoteness, there are fewer trekkers than Annapurna or the Khumbu regions. The silence and serenity will soothe you and leave you with memories to last a lifetime.

Key features of Yala Peak Climbing

  • Climb Yala Peak 5520 meters.
  • Views over numerous gigantic mountains including Shishapangma (8013m) entirely in Tibet.
  • Visit the ancient Kyanjin Gompa.
  • Trek through lush forests and along picturesque valleys.
  • Admire amazing fauna – rhododendron forest and bamboo groves.
  • Admire Yaks grazing in high meadows.
  • Trek across rocky moraines and see alpine glaciers.
  • Sightseeing tour of Kathmandu Valley
  • Feel the tranquility and peace of Buddhist Tibetan villages – and their welcoming smiles!

ITINERARY

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Welcome to Kathmandu, a city full of vibrant markets, bustling streets, colorful temples and grand pagodas. Our guide will meet you at the airport and take you to our hotel. The remainder of the day you will have an opportunity to familiarize yourself with the shopping areas closest to your hotel and catch up on shopping for equipment. In the evening, our tour guide will give you a brief introduction and provide valuable information about the trek. 

Today we have an early start and drive out of Kathmandu Valley heading north, passing rivers, forest, cultivated terraced farms, and through small villages along the way. Depending on the weather we can often glimpse far off snow-covered mountains. After we reach Trishuli Bazaar the road is rough and undulating before reaching our overnight destination of the bazaar town of Syabrubesi that boasts of having a hot spring – a perfect place to wash away the dust!

Today we trek for five to six hours before reaching Thulo Syabru where we stay overnight.

The trail today leads to the Lama Hotel, ascending higher as we get closer. We will stay here the night.

The trail today takes us through the dense sub-tropical landscapes and heads higher from the river. We eventually reach the picturesque village of Langtang where we will stay the night.

Today we follow the trail through several small villages and past grazing land in the valley. We cross a number of small rivers and across a moraine and then reach Kyanjin Gompa where we will stay overnight. We should arrive in the early afternoon.

We have time to explore and visit the ancient monastery or alternatively trek up the hills above the village for even greater views of the surrounding mountains. You may wish to trek up to LangshisaKharka or Kyanjin Ri (4773m) where you will have spectacular views over the mountains and valley.

We have a four to five-hour trek today to Yala Peak Base Camp crossing over rocky terrain until reaching our destination where the views will take your breath away. We can see Gangchempo, Naya Kang, Tserko Ri (5033m), and Yala Peak. Your guide will instruct you on some simple climbing techniques prior to climbing the Yala peak tomorrow.

We have a hard day ahead of us today of about six hours ascending to the peak. Ideally we should reach the peak around lunchtime and be blessed with panoramic views of Shishapangma, Dorje Lakpa, Gangchempo, Naya Kang, Tserko Ri and Langtang Lirung. This is a marvelous photo opportunity and after some time to rest we will head down to base camp and on to Kyanjin Gompa for the night.

After leaving Kyanjin Gomba we descend down through the valley and follow the trail back to the Lama Hotel where we will stay the night. On the trek back we pass by the police checkpoint at Ghora Tabela where we show our permit.

We have a six to seven-hour trek today heading down through birch and bamboo forests along the banks of the Langtang River as we follow the valley. On the trail we have to cross the Langtang, Bhote Kosi and Syabru Bensi rivers. We will spend our last night here.

An early start to the day has us heading back to Kathmandu following the pretty Trishuli River Valley and with great views over fields and lush forest, along with some farewell views of the mountains.

SERVICES

Costs included in your package.

  • Airport picks up and transports by private Car/Jeep.
  • Two night’s standard twin sharing Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
  • Fresh fruit every evening after dinner.
  • Trekking Lodge (Tea House) during the trek and tent camp accommodation during  climbing session.
  • All necessary paperwork including Langtang national Park permit and Tims card.
  • Kathmandu to Dhunche and Syabrubesi to Kathamandu transportation by Bus
  • A highly experienced, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English speaking well trained, Government license holder guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance.
  • Climbing permit of  Yala Peak.
  • Strong, helpful Sherpa porters with proper safety equipment and walking equipment, his salary, food, accommodation, and insurance (one porter for two people).
  • Comprehensive medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Arrangement of emergency helicopter service (paid by your Travel Insurance Company).
  • Use of sleeping bag, down jacket, duffel bag and walking poles (if you don’t have your own, to be returned after trip completed).
  • Sherpa Expedition and Trekking T-shirt
  • Government taxes and official expenses.
  • Trip achievement certificate after successful trip completion.
  • Oxygen meter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily (Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms) which will ensure your health during the trek.
  • Assistant guide for groups of 8 or more people.

Costs Exclude

  • Meals whilst you are in Kathmandu - lunch, and dinner.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (easy to obtain the visa on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport – Kathmandu). $25 USD for 15-day visa.
  • Personal travel and medical insurance.
  • International airfare.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • All the alcoholic and nonalcoholic, soup, tea, coffee, hot chocolate, cocoa, mineral water, extra food, cold and hot drinks on trek ( i.e. those you choose to purchase along the way and during evenings in the tea houses)
  • All desserts & sweet things like chocolate, cake, pie, pudding.
  • Hot shower and battery charging at the tea houses.
  • Tips for the guide, porter, and driver (tipping is expected)
  • NOTE: If you return earlier from the trek due to sickness or any problem, the money you paid for the flight, hotel, mountain room, food, etc. is nonrefundable, and you will need to bear the expenses for the hotel, food, etc. in Kathmandu yourself.

EQUIPMENTS

You will be carrying all of your gear and share some of the cluster gear. Keeping your pack light is important, so choose light-weight clothing and equipment. Be sure to have a range of clothing suitable for all conditions. Sudden change of weather may require layering of clothing. Three layers will meet your needs. Avoid cotton or fabrics that do not maintain heat when cold. Comfortable durable wool (or proven fabrics) that breathe and expel sweat lends itself to an additional pleasant experience!'

We will offer complimentary water and a windproof duffle that you'll use on the trek -  carried by porters. The duffle is yours to keep once at the end of the trek. You can safely leave your bag, together with your non-trekking requirements, at our office in Katmandu and collect them upon your return.

All equipment, such as base camp tents, room accessories, climbing rope, ice screws, snow bar and ice hammer is provided by Sherpa Expedition & Trekking.

Upper Body:

  • Base Layers: Moisture-wicking and quick-drying shirts and thermal tops.
  • Insulation Layers: Fleece or down jackets to provide warmth.
  • Waterproof Shell Jacket: A durable and breathable jacket to protect against wind and rain.
  • Softshell Jacket: A lightweight and water-resistant jacket for added protection.
  • Climbing Harness: A comfortable harness to secure yourself to the rope.
  • Helmet: A strong and well-fitting helmet to protect your head from falling objects.
  • Gloves: A combination of lightweight liner gloves and insulated gloves or mittens for warmth and dexterity.
  • Buff or Neck Gaiter: To protect your neck and face from cold and wind.
  • Sunglasses: Polarized and UV-protected sunglasses to shield your eyes from the sun and snow glare.
  • Goggles: Ski or mountaineering goggles for added eye protection in extreme weather conditions.

Lower Body:

  • Base Layers: Moisture-wicking and quick-drying thermal bottoms.
  • Insulation Layers: Fleece or insulated pants for added warmth.
  • Waterproof Shell Pants: Durable and breathable pants to protect against wind, rain, and snow.
  • Softshell Pants: Lightweight and water-resistant pants for added protection.
  • Mountaineering Boots: Sturdy and insulated boots designed for snow and ice.
  • Crampons: Attachable spikes that provide traction on icy terrain.
  • Gaiters: Waterproof and breathable gaiters to keep snow out of your boots.
  • Socks: A combination of moisture-wicking liner socks and thick, warm mountaineering socks.

Other Essential Items:

  • Backpack: A spacious and sturdy backpack to carry your climbing gear and personal belongings.
  • Sleeping Bag: A warm and lightweight sleeping bag that can withstand sub-zero temperatures.
  • Trekking Poles: Adjustable trekking poles for added stability and support.
  • Headlamp: Essential for climbing in low-light or dark conditions.
  • Water Bottles: Insulated water bottles to keep your water from freezing.
  • Sunscreen: High SPF sunscreen to protect your skin from the strong sun at high altitudes.
  • First Aid Kit: A comprehensive first aid kit with essential medications and supplies.
  • Climbing Snacks: Energy bars, nuts, and other lightweight snacks for quick fuel during the climb.

It is important to invest in high-quality gear and ensure that everything fits properly and is in good condition. Additionally, consult with experienced climbers or a professional guide to ensure you have all the necessary gear and receive proper training on how to use it effectively and safely.

GOOD TO KNOW

Here are some important details to know about Yala Peak climbing:

1. Location: Yala Peak is located in the Langtang region of Nepal, near the Langtang Valley. It is part of the Langtang Himalayan range, which lies to the north of Kathmandu.

2. Altitude: Yala Peak stands at an elevation of 5,520 meters (18,110 feet) above sea level.

3. Difficulty Level: Yala Peak is considered a non-technical climb, suitable for beginner and intermediate climbers. It does not require advanced mountaineering skills, but basic trekking and climbing experience is recommended.

4. Climbing Seasons: The best time to climb Yala Peak is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These months offer stable weather conditions and clear views of the surrounding mountains.

5. Permits: To climb Yala Peak, you will need to obtain several permits. These include the Langtang National Park Entry Permit, which can be obtained in Dhunche, and the TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) card.

6. Duration: The climbing expedition typically takes around 10 to 12 days, including acclimatization and trekking to the base camp. The duration can vary depending on individual fitness levels and acclimatization needs.

7. Trekking Route: The most common route to Yala Peak starts with a trek from Syabrubesi, passing through the beautiful Langtang Valley. From Kyanjin Gompa, climbers ascend to the base camp and then summit the peak.

8. Accommodation: Along the trekking route, there are teahouses and lodges where you can stay. These provide basic accommodation and meals. At higher altitudes, accommodation options may be limited, and you may need to stay in tents.

9. Guides and Porters: While it is not mandatory, it is recommended to hire an experienced guide and porter for the climbing expedition. They can provide guidance, assist with navigation, and carry heavy equipment, allowing you to focus on the climb.

10. Physical Fitness: Yala Peak climbing requires a moderate level of physical fitness and stamina. Regular exercise, cardiovascular training, and some prior trekking experience will be beneficial.

It's important to note that even though Yala Peak is considered a non-technical climb, proper preparation, safety measures, and acclimatization are still essential. Consulting with experienced climbers, guides, or trekking agencies is recommended for detailed information and assistance.

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Yala Peak is located in the Langtang region of Nepal, near the Langtang Valley. It is part of the Langtang Himalayan range, which lies to the north of Kathmandu.

Yala Peak stands at an elevation of 5,520 meters (18,110 feet) above sea level.

Yala Peak is considered a non-technical climb, suitable for beginner and intermediate climbers. It does not require advanced mountaineering skills, but basic trekking and climbing experience is recommended.

Yes, you need to obtain permits for Yala Peak climbing. This includes the Langtang National Park Entry Permit, which can be obtained in Dhunche, and the TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) card.

The best time to climb Yala Peak is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These months offer stable weather conditions and clear views of the surrounding mountains.

The climbing expedition usually takes around 10 to 12 days, including acclimatization and trekking to the base camp. The duration can vary depending on individual fitness levels and acclimatization needs.

While it is not mandatory, it is recommended to hire an experienced guide and porter for the climbing expedition. They can provide guidance, assist with navigation, and carry heavy equipment, allowing you to focus on the climb.

Along the trekking route to Yala Peak, there are teahouses and lodges where you can stay. These provide basic accommodation and meals. At higher altitudes, accommodation options may be limited, and you may need to stay in tents.

Altitude sickness can be a concern during the climb, as Yala Peak reaches a significant altitude. It is crucial to acclimatize properly, stay hydrated, and ascend gradually to minimize the risk.

You will need basic trekking and climbing gear, including sturdy hiking boots, warm clothing, a backpack, sleeping bag, headlamp, trekking poles, and a good quality tent. It is recommended to consult with an experienced guide for a detailed equipment list.

We Offer Group Discount

No. Of People Price Per Person
Pax 1 USD 2,290
Pax 2 USD 2,250
Pax 3 USD 2,190
Pax 4 to 6 USD 2,150
Pax 7 to 12 USD 2,090
Pax 13 to 18 USD 2,050
Pax 19 to 24 USD 1,990
  • Best Price Guarantee
  • Hassle-Free Booking
  • Team of highly experienced Experts
  • 24/7 Customer Support

All Inclusive Cost

USD 2,150

Per Person

BOOK NOW QUICK ENQUIRY

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Farhad Faridpanah

Austria

December 6, 2023

Expertly acclimatized trekking route

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The trekking route to Yala Peak is expertly acclimatized, allowing climbers to adapt to the high altitude gradually. This ensures a safer and more enjoyable experience, minimizing the risk of altitude sickness and allowing for a successful summit attempt.

Sarah Carter

Switzerland

November 1, 2023

A great introduction to peak climbing

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For those looking to venture into peak climbing, Yala Peak is a great choice. The climb is challenging yet manageable for beginners, with proper guidance and support from experienced guides. It offers a taste of the thrill and sense of accomplishment that comes with scaling a peak.

Beata Stankiewicz

United Kingdom

August 30, 2023

A perfect blend of trekking and climbing

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Yala Peak Climbing offers the perfect blend of trekking through beautiful landscapes and the thrilling experience of climbing a peak. The trek to the base camp allowed us to soak in the natural beauty of the region, while the climb itself tested our skills and provided a sense of achievement.

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