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Yala Peak Climbing


Yala peak is the most popular peak in the beautiful Langtang region with its height of 5732m. The peak is seldom climbed in it’s own right, often being used as a warm-up for Naya Kanga on the opposite side of the valley. The summit gives surprisingly good views of Shishapangma if you are lucky enough with the weather.The beautiful landscape at the trekking part adds another reason for choosing a climb to this spectacular Yala Peak. While you trek on Langtang region, you will experience the natural grandeur as well as the cultural magnificence of most popular trekking region of Nepal.There are more than 1310 identified mountains which are above 5500m and eight highest peaks among 10 highest peaks in the world. It needs good physical effort to attempt to conquer the summit of peaks of lofty Himalayan but these peaks can be climbed by the non professional climbers who has good health and sound mind.

Trip Facts


Country : Nepal
Region : Langtang & Helambu
Activities : Climbing & Expedition
Trekking/Tour Days : 17
Total Days : 20
Difficulty : Hard

Trip code:
Max Altitude: 5,732 m
Best season: Autumn & Spring
Per day walk: 5-8 hrs.

Itinerary


Day 01: Arrival, transfer to Hotel (A)
Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation (A, B)
Day 03 Kathmandu-Syabrubesi: 8 hours by bus (1,440m/4,724ft). (A, B, L, D)
Day 04 Syabrubesi-Lama Hotel: 5-6 hours (2,470m/8,104ft). (A, B, L, D)
Day 05 Lama Hotel- Langtang Village: 5- 6 hours (3,430m/11,253ft). (A, B, L, D)
Day 06 Langtang - Kyanjin Gompa: 4-5 hours (3,870m/12,697ft). (A, B, L, D)
Day 07 Kyanjin Gompa: explore day. (A, B, L, D)
Day 08 Kyanjin Gompa to Yala Peak Base Camp 5-6 hours (4,400m/14,435ft) ( B, L, D)
Day 09 Yala Base Camp to Yala Summit (5,732 m/18,806ft) ( B, L, D)
Day 10 Yala Base Camp to Kanjin Gompa 5-6 hours (3,870m/12,697ft) ( B, L, D)
Day 11 Kyanjin Gompa- Lama Hotel: 5-6 hours (2,470m/8,104ft). (A, B, L, D)
Day 12 Lama Hotel - Thulo Syabru: 5-6 hours (2,230m/ 7,316ft). (A, B, L, D)
Day 13 Thulo Syabru- Shin gomba: 3-5 hours (3,330m/10,925ft). (A, B, L, D)
Day 14 Shin gomba- Gosaikunda: 5-6 hours (4,460m/14,632ft). (A, B, L, D)
Day 15 Gosainkunda- Gopte: 6-8 hours (3,440m/11,286ft). (A, B, L, D)
Day 16 Gopte- Malemchigaon: 6-7 hours (2,560m/8,399ft). (A, B, L, D)
Day 17 Malemchigaon - Tarke Gyang: 5-7 hours (2,590m/8,497ft). (A, B, L, D)
Day 18 Tarke Gyang- Sermathang: 3-5 hours (2,610m/8,563ft). (A, B, L, D)
Day 19 Sermathang- Malemchi Puul Bazaar -Kathmandu: 3-4 hours; 2 hour bus. (A, B, L, D)
Day 20:  Departure from Kathmandu for next trip or to your home (B)


Services


Trip Cost Includes 
  •  All airport/hotel transfers
  •  Hotel in Kathmandu (Both on B&B basis)
  •  Welcome and farewell dinner
  •  Domestic flights and airport departure taxes
  •  Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu with a tour guide and all temples/monuments entrance fees.
  •  All accommodation and meals during the trek
  •  Airport pickups and drops in private car
  •  An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1   assistant guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  •  All necessary paper work and permits
  •  All government and local taxes

Trip Cost Does Not Include
 
  •  Nepalese visa fee
  •  Excess baggage charges
  •  Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Lukla/Namche Bazar because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  •  Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  •  Travel and rescue insurance
  •  Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  •  Tips for guides and porters

Detail Itinerary


Day 01: Arrival, transfer to Hotel (A)
Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, our representative welcomes you and assists you to transfer in your hotel in Kathmandu, after freshen up, you will be provided the necessary information regarding the trip in Nepal along with our fellow trekking staff for your adventurous trip. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation (A, B)
We will collect you on the morning for guided trip of cultural word heritage sites in Kathmandu valley which is rich for its Newa culture and temples; including several places of pilgrimages sites for Hindus and Buddhists , the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath, the world biggest Stuppa; Boudhhanath, Swoyambhunath Stupa (monkey temple) and historical Kathmandu Durbar Square with unique architectural temple, and incredible Kumari widely known as Living Goddess in Basantapur of central kathmandu. There will be meeting with fellow trekking staff and other members in the evening regarding trip discussion.

Day 03 Kathmandu-Syabrubesi: 8 hours by bus (1,440m/4,724ft). (A, B, L, D)
Today we take a great drive to Syabrubesi via Kakani, a vantage point to see Ganesh Himal and the incredible Langtang Range. We further head towards Trishuli Bazaar where we stop for the lunch and travel via Bumpy and Rough road to reach Syabrubeshi. We can encounter several Tamang villages while travelling. Overnight at Syabrubeshi.

Day 04 Syabrubesi-Lama Hotel: 5-6 hours (2,470m/8,104ft). (A, B, L, D)
After a hearty breakfast we start our first day trek to Lama Hotel.  We follow the Langtang  Khola  at first and walk along the terraced fields and through the dense forest of oaks, rhododendron and bamboo. We reach Ghopcha Khola and pass through several teashops. The climb further up is a steep uphill and very soon we reach a steel suspension bridge.The trail goes up and down but it's not that challenging. From here we again steeply climb through the bamboo forest to reach the Lama Hotel where we stop for the night.

Day 05 Lama Hotel- Langtang Village: 5- 6 hours (3,430m/11,253ft). (A, B, L, D)
Today we trek to Langtang Village from Lama Hotel. We follow the trail through rhododendron and pine forest for around three hours to reach Ghora Tabela. We will have a lunch here and then we make a steady climb up through the valley, we leave the tree line behind us. You can have the magnificent views of Langtang Lirung. We further walk via the scenic trail which finally brings us to Langtang village where we stop for the night.

Day 06 Langtang - Kyanjin Gompa: 4-5 hours (3,870m/12,697ft). (A, B, L, D)
After a hearty breakfast we leave the village and start our trek to Kyanjin Gompa by leisurely walk for around three to four hours to visit. From here we have beautiful views of Mt Ganchempo and Langtang Lirung. Evening we are free for visiting the vicinity areas like Yak cheese Factory, Monastery and local houses. Overnight at Kyanjin Gompa.

Day 07 Kyanjin Gompa: explore day. (A, B, L, D)
We allow full day to you to explore the vicinity of Kyanjin Gompa. This is the day for relaxation. You can enjoy the views or to explore the local area or visit some highlights of Cherku-ri (5,150 meters), glacier walk or Langshisha kharka depends on your fitness and interest. We'll back to hotel for overnight stop. Overnight in Kyanjin Gompa.

Day 08 Kyanjin Gompa to Yala Peak Base Camp 5-6 hours (4,400m/14,435ft)  (B, L, D)
Trek to Yala Peak is very adventurous and challenging. It needs good physical effort to get there. After a hearty breakfast we begin our trek to Yala Base Camp. We first trek along the rocky glacier trail. You can have the magnificent views of Ganchenpo, Naya Kang, Tserko Ri, Yala peak and others. Overnight at Tented camp.

Day 09 Yala Base Camp to Yala Summit (5,732 m/18,806ft) (B, L, D)
Today our main adventure day, an early start in the morning to climb Pisang peak depending on weather conditionsIt takes about eight hours to be in summit. At the summit of Yala peak, you can have the marvelous panoramic views of Shishapangma, Dorje Lakpa, Ganchenpo, Naya Kang, Tserko Ri , Langtang Lirung and many Tibetan mountains . Overnight at tented camp.

Day 10 Yala Base Camp to Kanjin Gompa 5-6 hours (3,870m/12,697ft) (A, B, L, D)
This is the time to get back to Kanjin Gompa. We follow the trail that goes along the rocky trail. You can have the magnificent views of the high snow covered mountains. A few hours of walk finally brings us to Kanjin Gompa where we stop for the night.

Day 11 Kyanjin Gompa- Lama Hotel: 5-6 hours (2,470m/8,104ft). (A, B, L, D)
We tackle our day 8 by starting our trek to Lama Hotel. Today we retrace step back to Lama Hotel. We have an easy downhill walk enjoying the marvelous views of rhododendron to reach Lama Hotel. We stay at Lama Hotel overnight stop.

Day 12 Lama Hotel - Thulo Syabru: 5-6 hours (2,230m/ 7,316ft). (A, B, L, D)
After spending night at Lama Hotel we start our trek to Thulo Syabru. We follow the trail leads again through bamboo & rhododendron forest where we may see the local wild boar as well as other animal and birds on the route to Thulo Syabru. We can have the magnificent and close-up view of Ganesh Himal. We walk downhill the river bank and walk steeply uphill to reach Thulo Syabru where we stop for the night.

Day 13 Thulo Syabru- Shin gomba: 3-5 hours (3,330m/10,925ft). (A, B, L, D)
Here we begin our trek to Shin gomba by walking through dense forest of pine and rhododendron to reach Sing Gompa (Chandan Bari). The trail gently climbs uphill with typically Himalayan terrain and last few hours remaining forested with open areas giving excellent views when looking back the way we have come. Few hours of walking will finally brings us to Shin Gompa where we stop for the night.

Day 14 Shin gomba- Gosaikunda: 5-6 hours (4,460m/14,632ft). (A, B, L, D)
Today is the big day. After an early breakfast we start our trek to Gosaikunda. The trail passes through Cholagpati and Lauribinayak. This area is the homeland of the Tamangs and Bhotias and even a short time spent here provides an insight into their rural mountain lifestyles and the cultural contrasts between Hindu and Buddhist villages. A few hours of walk will finally brings us to a holy lake of Gosaikunda. We will have a plenty of time to explore the vicinity of Gosaikunda Lake.

Day 15 Gosainkunda- Gopte: 6-8 hours (3,440m/11,286ft). (A, B, L, D)
This day we start our trek to Ghopte we follow the trail that climbs at first and crosses moraines. Passing three more small lakes, the trail ascend and cross Laurebina La (4,609m/15,121ft). We then walk down to Phedi. We further walk continue up and down throughout crossing a rocky hill with pine, rhododendron trees to reach Gopte where we stop for the night. 

Day 16 Gopte- Malemchigaon: 6-7 hours (2,560m/8,399ft). (A, B, L, D)
The trail passes through a forested area and climbs through a dry river-bed to arrive at Kharka. You still can have the marvelous view of rhododendron forests. We then climb through the forest to reach the village of Thare Pati. Climbing the ridge directly above the village gives you a marvellous view of the Jugal area. We cross the village and enter a forested area, again descending to Melamchi River and again climb up to reach the Malemchigaon where we stop for the night.

Day 17 Malemchigaon - Tarke Gyang: 5-7 hours (2,590m/8,497ft). (A, B, L, D)
Today we enter a cultural destination called Helambu Region where we walk up to Tarke Gyang. Here we can enjoy the Sherpa culture with traditional villages and monasteries. The stone houses are close together with narrow alleyways separating them. Overnight in Tarke Gyang.

Day 18 Tarke Gyang- Sermathang: 3-5 hours (2,610m/8,563ft). (A, B, L, D)
On this day we trek to Tarke Gyang. We walk downhill and loose altitude up to 1500 meters. The trail offers the magnificent views green hills and natural vegetation. A few hours of walk will finally brings us to Sermathang.

Day 19 Sermathang- Malemchi Puul Bazaar -Kathmandu: 3-4 hours; 2 hour bus. (A, B, L, D)
After a hearty breakfast we tackle our last day of our trek. We cross small forest with the magnificent view village of Helembu region. The trail makes a sweep around the wide valley end between Parachin and the pretty Sharpa village of Gangyul. We walk down to Malemchi Pul Bazaar with many Sherpa village. We then drive to Kathmandu via bus which takes approximately 2 hours. We will have the farewell party on the happy occasion of completion of successful trip when we reach Kathmandu valley.

Day 20:  Departure from Kathmandu for next trip or to your home (B)
Your Langtang Trekking has come to an end today. Today is free or last minute to enjoy in Nepal. If you have days left and ready for next trip then let us know. If not our representative will transfer you to the International Airport for your departure flight to your onwards destination, taking with us the memories of wonderful moments spend with us.

Important Note

Important Note
Your safety is our paramount concern whilst traveling with Himalayan Club Tours & Travel. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, as this is adventure travel in remote mountain region, we cannot guarantee it! Weather conditions, health condition of a member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.

Our Effort 
Our effort will be made to keep to the proposed itinerary but your safety is of paramount concern whilst traveling with Himalayan Club. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, as this is adventure travel in remote mountain region, we cannot guarantee it! Weather conditions, health condition of a member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required

The Trekking Group
The Himalayan kingdom of Nepal is a land of scenic mountains, time-worn temples and some of the best trekking routes on Earth. It has opened its trekking route since 1953. Many foreigners from around the globe visit Nepal for hiking in one of the best trekking destination. Hence, to organize the best trip we provide best trek leaders and staffs for you. For this trek, there will be our best group consisting 1 experienced English speaking climbing leader (guide), cook, assistant climbing leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter), other helpers (1 trekker: 2 helpers) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging. We organize this trek for both solo and group trekkers.  

Our Trek Leaders and Staffs
Operating better than the best trip for you is our paramount concern. We will provide you best professional team from the trekking operator to the vigorous Sherpa porter. Our trekking guides are the holder of license issued by Ministry of Tourism & Civil Aviation department of Hotel Management & Tourism Training Centre, Nepal and have got professional rescue training. Your trek leader's role is to ensure all aspects of the trek to run efficiently. Your trekking guide will share all knowledge that he has during the trip. Please ensure that he needs your full cooperation and support to run the trek smoothly. If you have any kind of problem then let him know about this in advance so that your trek leader can take right step to organize safe and efficient trek. The trek leaders and staffs of Himalayan Club have got training on follows:
Intensive Wilderness First Aid
Trekking Guide Training
Eco Trekking Workshop & Adventure Meet
English Language [we also provide trekking guides speaking special languages (Spanish, Italian, French, German, Russian, Hindi) as per your desire]
Conservation and Biodiversity
Rock climbing, Ice Climbing and Mountaineering (for expedition leaders) 

Health & Experience Required 
Our Yala Peak Climbing is adventurous climb. It needs good physical effort to climb up. Anyone who is interested and have a capacity to walk for 6-7 hours a day with light rucksack can encounter this trek. Trekking around high altitude are physically challenging than trekking around lower attitude. Nevertheless if you are physically fit with sound mind and positive attitude, self confidence and strong determination, you can accomplish this trek. Regular exercise and jogging for 2-3 hours is good preparation for hiking. However consultancies with physician are highly recommended. Whilst travelling with Himalayan Club, you will be provided all necessary details regarding your safety before trekking. Our professional trekking crew members (from trek operators to assistance guide) are highly acknowledged about acute mountain sickness and regular first aid courses to tackle any emergency situation. Moreover, we are able to evacuate seriously ill group members by helicopter if needed.

Meals (Teahouse trek)
During your Yala Peak Climb you will be provided freshly hygienic food including typical Nepali food. You can have breakfast and dinner in teahouse/lodge as per menu. Lunch will be provided on the way to the destination. Further you can bring your favorite snacks with you as per your desire. A welcome and farewell dinner will be provided during your stay in Kathmandu.

Accommodation (Teahouse trek)
In Kathmandu, you have comfortable stay with relaxed environment in 3 star hotels. We also provide of booking rooms in 5 star hotels as per your desire. Rooms are generally on twin sharing basis included in the trip cost and are chosen based on standard of hygiene, standard of service and food, location, etc.. During this climb you will stop for the nights in standard teahouse/lodge/hotel. On the way to this trek you may encounter several teahouses with attached washroom but in some places you have to adjust in sharing toilets and bathrooms.

Permits and fees/Visa processing
Any foreigner desiring to trek in permissible trekking region in Nepal shall have to submit application in the format as referred to Appendix 10 for trekking permit and in the case of group; the trekking operating agency shall have to submit application to the Ministry of Home Affairs of Immigration Department in the format as referred to in Appendix 11. You must require permits and fees to enter a certain areas such as World heritage sites, National Park, restricted areas along climbing as well. Entries fees for visiting gompas, temples and other historical monuments while trekking should be made by your own. For any inquires about visa processing and trekking permits in Nepal please log on www.immi.gov.np  

Travel Insurance
Travel insurance is a cover for the risks you might face in your trip, while trekking in Nepal. Typically, it covers death, personal accident, medical expenses, repatriation, loss/ delay of checked baggage, passport loss and third party liability as per the agency chosen by you. You do not want anything to ruin your hard earned holiday or your crucial business meeting. But there is a possibility of some unexpected occurrence no matter how perfect the planning is. Unfortunate events such as baggage loss, passport loss, a medical emergency or an accident can affect you. Having Travel Insurance protects you from all such perils. It ensures that in the unknown foreign land you are not left stranded in any kind of an emergency. We strongly recommend travel insurance for everyone who is intended to hike in Nepal.

Climate and Weather
Nepal's climate varies with its topography as it is divided into 3 regions on the basis of physical division i.e. Terai, Hilly and Mountain (Himalayan) region. There are four climatic seasons in Nepal: 

December-February (winter) 
March-May (spring), 
September-November (autumn) and
June-August (summer),
The monsoon is approximately from the end of June to the middle of September. About 80 per cent of the rain falls during that period, so the remainder of the year is dry. In winter, average maximum and minimum temperatures in the Terai range from a brisk 7°C (45°F) to a mild 23°C (74°F). Summer and late spring temperatures range from 28°C (83°F) in the hill regions to more than 40°C (104°F) in the Terai. The Terai region, which lies in the tropical southern part of the country, for instance, has a hot, humid climate.  The central Hilly region experience a minimum temperature often falls below freezing point and a chilly 12°C (54°F) maximum. The northern mountain region, around an altitude above 3,353 meters has an alpine climate with a considerably lower temperature and thin air in winter as can be expected. Much colder temperatures prevail at higher elevations. The Kathmandu Valley, at an altitude of 1310 m (4297 ft), has a mild climate, ranging from 19-27°C (67-81°F) in summer, and 2-20°C (36-68°F) in winter.

Best Season
We specially prefer spring (March to mid May) and autumn (mid Sept to Dec) seasons for the Everest Base Camp Trekking as they are known as the best season in Nepal. The weather is sunny and warm, with outstanding natural views but the nights are cold and can fall to freezing in higher altitude. Trekking in winter (Dec, Jan, and Feb) season is also good for this Everest Base Camp trek but the subject is only cold and might be disturbance because cold may obstruct the trekking route as of snowfall. The trekking routes become busy route during spring and autumn as they are called best season. But during monsoon and winter the routes are not busy and you could more enjoy the natural beauty of Nepal.

Porter Care
Porter plays an important role whilst trekking in Hilly and Himalayan Region. So we provide vigorous porter from our best professional trekking team for the smooth run of your trek. We behave with them like our team. The Sherpa people of Nepal have established a reputation as mountaineering porters, and are considered indispensable for the highest Himalayan expeditions. Every day, Sherpa porters in the middle hills carry excruciating loads on their spines, for trekkers and mountaineers. Hundreds of thousands more heave the basket as part of their daily household chores, fetching water, firewood and fodder. Carrying goods on the back with the help of a tumpline (namlo) is their daily routine. While the loads carried by the Sherpa porter are the heaviest anywhere in the world, the feat is doubly impressive when one considers his diminutive size and body weight. Himalayan back-loading is also distinctive because it is a continuous, unremitting activity, unlike, for example, the stevedore's momentary toil. So it's very unfortunate that they have endured a history of exploitation and abuse at the hands of the industry. In an effort to combat this, we are firmly committed to porter rights. We ensure all our porters are well treated, well paid and we provide the level of shelter, clothing and footwear that these harsh environments demand. We provide same medical attention to all the Sherpa porters like team members if any injury occurs. And for the porter's sake we urge all trekkers to keep their luggage bag weight under 15 k gs/33 pounds in restricted trekking area and 24 k gs/ pounds in other trekking area. We support and appreciate the work of the International Porter Protection Group (IPPG), Working for the safety of the mountain porter. 
We provide all the necessary facilities to the porter with the following:
A good working wage 
All food for porters while on trek
Accommodation while on trek
Work related clothing and equipment 
Income protection insurance
We also provide emergency helicopter evacuation if required

Environmental Concerns
The main concern of Himalayan Club is to conduct better than the best trip for you adopting various steps to preserve the environment of that place where we visit. We employ a Responsible Tourism policy on the natural environment and the traditional communities that live there. We enforce a number of do's and don'ts, and our experienced staffs can advise you on how to minimize your impact and with some thought and care we can ensure that everyone benefits from the experience.

On this trip: Nepal owns beauty of nature as it is naturally rich in vegetation and wildlife. Whilst trekking with Himalayan Club's trekking leaders and staff you may encounter different conservation area and national parks inhabitant by birds and wild animals. We will use the policy of staying in locally owned accommodation, having local group members and using transport owned and operated by local people wherever possible is continued in Nepal. You will be guided by your trekking guide about the environment concerns while trekking.

Our Travel Booklet: We provide copy of our Travel Booklet to every client who travels with Himalayan Club's which contains every details and advice on how you can make your trip adventurous with helping in Global warming and other environment concerns. We also provide this copy to you in advance as per your desire when you contact us.

Charity: Himalayan Club is helping different rural areas for improving working conditions of the people as we work with societies of that area. We also conduct public awareness programs to make balance between the wildlife and the people daily needs whilst trekking. Our small help is helping to improve the working conditions of the people or rural areas in big.                           
                                                     

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