YALA PEAK CLIMBING - Alpinist Club YALA PEAK CLIMBING

YALA PEAK CLIMBING

Group Size

2-16 person

meal

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

accomodation

Tent, Lodge, Hotel

arrival on

Kathmandu

departure from

Kathmandu

trip level

easy

max. altitude

5732m

Best season

Autumn

trip highlights

  • The magnificent views of the high Himalayan mountains.
  • The discovery of Tamang, Sherpa, and Newar villages.
  • The ascent to the Gosainkund lakes, grandiose belvedere.
  • An uncrowded, varied trek that stays below 5000 meters above sea level.
  • nontechnical climbing peak

trip introduction

Yala Peak climbing is an easy peak climb that does not require a  permit for climbing. Yala Peak (5732m) is located in the Langtang region of Nepal. It is n  easy on the alpine grading system. Yala Peak is excellent for beginner climbers and does not need any climbing training. It is the perfect peak to learn proper climbing techniques. such as ice ax, crampons, how to ascend/descend fixed ropes, and perform crevasse rescue. Therefore, it is a relatively simple and non-technical climb.

Yala peak is located  at the border between Nepal and Tibet. The summit offers superb views of several snow-covered mountains in Nepal and Tibet like Lantang Lirung, DorjeLakpa, Ganesh Himal, Naya Kanga, Gangchempo, and the famous 8000m peak Shishapangma. Shishapangma is the highest holy mountain in Tibet, it is also the lowest of the 14 eight-thousand mountain

After the summit, We return to the Helambu sherpa region and the beautiful villages of Tarkeghyang. which were explored in 1949 by Bill Tilman. even, it is considered the first trekker in Nepal. The crossing of the Laurebinayak Pass (4670m) offers us a fantastic Himalayan panorama: Annapurna I (8091m), Manaslu (8163m), Ganesh (7429m). Then we gain the seven sacred lakes of Gosainkunda. created, according to the legend Shiva in one fell sword. 

Itinerary

Arrival in Kathmandu. you are greeted at the airport by our team and then transferred to our hotel. Evening briefing from your guide,

Approximately 15 munites driving to the hotel from the airport
Final altitude: approximately 13,50 m
Meals:  dinner
Accommodation: night in the hotel

We reserve this day for sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley and to prepare for trekking. After having a warm breakfast, we will leave the hotel in a private vehicle with an experienced tour guide. We will visit several UNESCO listed world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley and the famous sacred Hindu temple, the Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath stupa, and Boudhanath stupa. These places are famous to have inherited ancient religious practices, architecture, and culture.

Tour: full-day tour
Final altitude: approximately 35,50 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

Long bus route privatized for Dhunche (2010m), the starting point of our trekking. Until Trisuli Bazaar (540m) the road is not too bad but it can become so after heavy rain. 

Approximately 7 hours of driving
Final altitude: approximately 20,10 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

We walk through forests and terraced fields to reach Thulo Syabru (2240m), a beautiful village clinging to a ridge that separates the Langtang Khola from the Trisuli River. From the village, the superb view of the Langtang Lirung (7225m) is emerging. 

Approximately 5 hours of walking
Final altitude: approximately 22,40 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

Beginning of the trek. We cross the village of Shyabru, then terraced crops and a thick forest of oak, alder, and bamboo. We change banks by crossing the Langtang Khola River, by a wide suspension bridge. Some climbs and descents in landslides make this day not monotonous, despite the few visible dwellings in this wooded region. We cross the tumultuous Langtang Khola again before starting a steep climb up to Rimche, at 2,250 meters. The descent towards Changtang, called “Lama Hotel” (name of the first lodge built in this hamlet) is finally gentle.

Approximately 6 hours of walking
Final altitude: approximately 24,80 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

After an hour of easy walking in the forest, the valley widens, dominated by Lantang Lirung (7225m). An hour and a half later we arrive at Ghoratabela (3020m). The path climbs gently and in two hours we reach the village of Langtang (3410m) whose inhabitants are mainly of Tibetan origin. On the horizon, we can see the snowy slopes of Ganchenpo (6387m). 

Important: the historic village of Langtang was destroyed during the 2015 earthquake following an avalanche (rock, snow, ice). The new village is rebuilding slightly higher up in the valley. The traces of the earthquake and the avalanche are unfortunately still very present.

Approximately 5 hours of walking
Final altitude: approximately 34,10 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

The trail winds through the largest village in the valley and join a ridge dominated by a large square chorten and its long prayer wall. From there, access to a small moraine allows you to contemplate the Kyanjin gompa: the site is magnificent. Then little descent towards the lodges and the local cheese factory.

In the afternoon, the possibility of making an excursion to Kyanjin Ri (4773 m) which offers a remarkable point of view: Langtang Lirung (7227 m), Yala Peak (5050 m), Langshisha Ri (6560 m), massif from Urkeinmang Himal (6143 m), among many other peaks. If you do not wish to make this excursion, you can go up the wide Langtang valley, which rises very gently, towards the summer pastures of the yaks.

Approximately 5 hours of walking
Final altitude: approximately 38,60 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

today we will hike up base camp Through various pastures where yaks can be seen grazing.  it offers a wonderful view of the valley below and gives a panoramic view of Langtang (7,227m), Yala (5,500m), Shishapangma (8,013), and Dorje Lakpa (6,966m). 

Approximately 6 hours of walking
Final altitude: approximately 4400 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the tent

For acclimatization today we will hike up Tsergo Ti(4984m).  Through various pastures where yaks can be seen grazing, the sunrise from Tserko Ri is breathtaking. From a height of 4984m, it offers a wonderful view of the valley below and gives a panoramic view of Langtang (7,227m), Yala (5,500m), Shishapangma (8,013), and Dorje Lakpa (6,966m). It is a great time to take some beautiful pictures and after some exploration returns back to base camp.

Approximately 3 hours of walking
Final altitude: approximately 4400 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the tent

We start our summit to Yala Peak early in the morning. From the summit, we get panoramic views of the mighty Himalayas including Shishapangma, Dorje Lakpa, Ganchenpo, Naya Kang, Tserko Ri, Langtang Lirung, and others. After spending some time at the summit, we head back to the base camp. Overnight in Yala Base Camp.

Approximately 8-9 hours of walking
Final altitude: approximately 44,00 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the tent

We retrace our steps to the kyanjing.

Approximately 5-6 hours of walking
Final altitude: approximately 38,60 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

We will return to Lama Hotel on the same route as the climb. A recent alternative path allows us to switch to the left bank of the Langtang Khola and hike through a beautiful softwood forest before crossing the river again and joining Lama Hotel.

Approximately 6 hours of walking
Final altitude: approximately 24,80 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

Descent by the outward path following the Langtang Khola, until taking a small path on our left. The path is a little rough in the middle of the ferns. We come out on a sumptuous belvedere. Sometime later, we arrive at a ledge and see the village of Thulo Shyabru. Hanging from a ridge with its white chorten at the entrance to the village, it is a beautiful belvedere on the foothills of Tibet. At nightfall, the changing colors of the trees, hills, and snow-capped peaks of the distance leave pleasant memories and delight photographers.

Approximately 6 hours of walking
Final altitude: approximately 22,40 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

The path leaves us little choice: we have to climb a steep climb in switchbacks on the hill overlooking Shyabru. We progress most of the time undercover, in a humid forest where a few monkeys jump from one tree to another, before arriving at Dursagang (2550 m). The slope softens, then the last effort allows us to reach the top of the ridge at 3,360 meters, on a balcony offering a wide view of the Ganesh Himal and Manaslu massifs. We arrive at Sing Gompa, a charming village with its small cheese factory and its monastery by the way.

approximately 6 hours of walking
Final altitude: approximately 35,84 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

The trail climbs steeply to the top of a ridge, up to Laurebina Yak (3930 m). The landscape unveils itself, majestic: Annapurnas, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung. The climb continues, passes a spur at 4,400 meters, and plunges towards the largest lake, dedicated to Shiva, a place of pilgrimage in August for thousands of Hindus.

Approximately 5 hours of walking
Final altitude: approximately 43,81 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

After Gosainkund, we drive along the shore of the lake before climbing the Lauterina pass (4610m). After an hour’s walk, we discover the shepherds’ stone huts that follow these paths. We cross many streams on this side and pass two magnificent waterfalls. After having passed one last hut, we go up on a new ridge until arriving at Ghopte. Here, the overhanging rocks form a cave used as a bivouac by the hikers, we see from here the lights of the shepherds. From Ghopte, the trail passes through many caves and a thick pine and rhododendron forest. We continue with the crossing of a river that is dry most of the year and provides our last efforts for Tharepati pass (3490m), surrounded by small stone huts used by shepherds in summer.

Approximately 6 hours of walking
Final altitude: approximately 36,00 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

The trail rises in the direction of Tharepati on a ridge (3490 m). We see the Dorje Lhakpa, the Shishapangma, and up to the Khumbu! The descent on the other side is beautiful, through forests and pastures. A few more roller coasters, then a steep descent, and we arrive at Magen Goth (3220 m), an area of ​​mountain pastures with numerous shepherds’ shelters. Another climb to the ridge of Panghu Danda (3345 m). From there, by a steep descent, we reach the village of Kutumsang, located on a ledge.

Approximately 6 hours of walking
Final altitude: approximately 24,71 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

The trail climbs up the hill south of Kutumsang then descends on a ledge to Gul Bhanjyang, at 2,130 meters, a charming mountain village inhabited by Tamangs. The trail climbs up for half an hour before a good descent towards Chisapani.
You leave your team of porters to reach Kathmandu by private vehicle, passing by a track through the forest of Shivapuri National Park.
On arrival in Kathmandu, you are greeted by our correspondent and transferred to the hotel. Free afternoon and evening.

Approximately 5hours of walking and 4 hours of driving
Final altitude: approximately 13,50 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the hotel

 

free time depending on the departure time of your flight and our representative will drop you to the airport, ending your journey in Nepal. We hope to be of service to you again. Thank you and safe travels.

Approximately 20mintues  of driving to the airport
Final altitude: approximately 13,50 m
Meals: breakfast

 

Best Time to Visit

AUTUMN

During the months of October and November, the sky is normally a deep blue, the sun often bright, and the view of the mountains mostly crystalline, the temperature during the day is rather pleasant. It is an excellent time for tourism and trekking, although temperatures can be cold, especially at night in the Everest region.

WINTER

Heavy snowfall sometimes makes several high altitudes passes impassable. Trekking is still possible, but at altitudes below 4000m because of the cold. The weather is very clear and the visibility of the mountains is excellent.

SPRING

From March to May, the days are sunny and the temperatures increasingly mild. The view of the mountains gets worse and worse as the monsoon approaches, but it is also the flowering period of the rhododendrons, absolutely magnificent, especially in the Annapurna region.

SUMMER

In June and July, the humid air masses of the Bay of Bengal collide with the Himalayan range. As they rise, they cool and condense to fall in the form of rain: it is the monsoon. Its effects are very uneven across the country. It gradually loses its intensity as it moves from the south-east to the north-west. Some regions are therefore less affected by the monsoon: the north of the Annapurna area (Manang, Naar, Phu), Dolpo, and Mustang. where else, the paths are sometimes slippery and often infested with leeches …

inclusion

what's included

  • Domestic flights described in the program.
  • Collective and individual camping and cooking equipment.
  • Accommodation as described in the paragraph “On-site organization”.
  • Meals as indicated in the “Day to day” program.
  • Dinner on the last evening in Kathmandu (except for drinks).
  • Supervision by English -speaking Nepalese guide throughout the trip.
  • The assistance of a local team during the trekking (sirdar, porters, cooks).
  • The special permit for this region of Nepal.
  • A hyperbaric chamber (decompression chamber).

what's not included

The price does not include

  • Cancellation/interruption of stay/loss of luggage insurance and assistance.
  • All that is not indicated in the section “The price includes”.

 Your expenses on site

  • Visa fees on arrival.
  • Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu and Nepalganj
  • Any additional luggage on domestic flights.
  • The drinks.
  • Tips.

TIPS

Tips are an integral part of the country’s culture. This gesture of thanks, which varies according to the itinerary and the duration, has become an obligation. A prize pool is created, given at the end of the trip to the members of the team.

However, it is important that the tip remains a gratuity, as our teams are also very well paid. We invite you to distribute tips only if the service has met your expectations and to reduce this sum if the services were not sufficient, explaining why in order to consolidate our educational work.

 

 

Accomodation & meal

ACCOMMODATION

In a standard category hotel (base: double room) in Kathmandu and Pokhara, during the rest of the trip in a tent (3-person tents for 2 people) or in a lodge depending on the trip. The lodges in Nepal are very comfortable random. In general, conditions are quite good around the Annapurnas and the Everest region. On the other hand, in Mustang, in the Manaslu,  Tsum valley, and in the region of Kangchanjung or Makalu, they can be very rudimentary to the point of being a dormitory sometimes even a kitchen. lodges can look like a refuge or sometimes a bed and breakfast from home. Most of the time it is a family house with double, triple, or dormitory rooms. Toilets and showers are always separate.

MEAL

In the cities, many restaurants allow us to discover the typical local cuisine. Meat is scarce in the high mountain, the Nepalese are generally vegetarians. The basic ingredients are rice, pasta, lentils, potatoes, vegetables. Snacks are included during the trek (cereal bars, dried fruits, etc.).

For camping trek accommodation: during the trek, breakfasts and evening meals are prepared by the kitchen team. They are taken under the mess tent. Depending on the profile of the stages (length of the day’s walk and/or presence of water), midday snacks will be served hot or cold in the form of picnics.

For tea house trek accommodation: meals are prepared by the cooks of the lodge and are taken in the dining room. Here is a typical one-day menu:

  • breakfast: eggs, toast or chapati, or Tibetan bread or pancakes, or pancakes, butter/jam, tea or coffee
  • lunch: the main course, tea or coffee.
  • dinner: soup, main course, fruit (fresh or canned), tea or coffee

NB: Hindus and Buddhists are most often vegetarians. We, therefore, eat very little meat or fish. The dishes are pasta, rice, potatoes, lentils, etc.

 DRINKS: during the trek, tea is served with meals (two cups of tea per meal). Additional cups of tea and other beverages, including mineral water, are the responsibility of the participants. You can fill your gourds with water in the lodges, but it is essential to treat it with purifying tablets. Avoid buying plastic bottles,

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