Yala Peak is one of the popular non-technical trekking peaks located in the Langtang region of Nepal. Yala Peak Climbing is one of Nepal’s easier peaks and is often climbed along with its neighbor – Naya Kanga Peak. From the summit of Yala Peak, one can enjoy spectacular views of Langtang Lirung, Lenpo Gang, Dorje Lakpa (6966m) and the mighty Shishapangma (8013m) (Tibet side) which is made up of three sister peaks quite similar in elevation with two pinnacles to the northwest of the main peak. From the summit, one can see some amazing views of Tibet as well.
Yala peak is categorized as Grade easy as per the Alpine Grading system. However, this grade can vary from place to place depending on snow conditions. The peak is seldom climbed or is used as a warm-up for Naya Kanga towering on the opposite side of the Langtang valley. If you are lucky with the weather, the summit offers grand views of Mount Shishapangma. This peak would be a most suitable for a “first-time” climber in the Himalayas. It offers both adventure trekking and peak climbing in the Langtang region within a limited amount of time. The route involves a base camp at the end of the trail and a high camp a further half day’s trek beyond base camp. Prior climbing experience is not necessary to summit Yala peak but a reasonably good level of fitness is a must.
From Kathmandu, we begin our trip to Yala peak with a 8- hr long drive to Syabrubesi in the Langtang region. Next day we walk through a dense forest and traditional settlements via the Lama hotel, Langtang village, and Kenjin Gompa, until we reach the base camp of Yala peak. After summiting the peak we walk down to Syabrubesi and drive back to Kathmandu.
Arrive at the Tribhuwan International Airport where you will be welcomed by Trek Himalayan representative and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the afternoon is free until evening when you’ll enjoy a welcome drinks with your guide and introduce each other. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Your guide will meet you at your hotel in the morning to begin your city tour of Kathmandu. You will visit the Boudhanath temple, the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal, Pashupatinath, a Hindu pilgrimage site, and possibly view cremation ceremonies along the banks of the Bagmati River. Continue on to Patan Durbar Square to take in ancient Nepalese architecture and end your tour with a lunch. Then, you will visit ancient Nepalese art in the Patan museum. Overnight in Kathmandu.
We head north out of Kathmandu driving through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Sybrubesi. The first part of your trip we will drive up to Trishuli Bazaar smoothly. Then, the path moves along the gravel road. During the rainy season, the road is sometimes blocked due to landslides. Stay overnight at lodge in Sybrubesi.
Today, the first part of the trail crosses through the Langtang Khola. This trail gradually ascents up to Bamboo passing through Landslide. Afterwards, we gently ascend to Rimche (2400m) through Bamboo (1960m) which lies at the bank of Langtang Khola. We will have our lunch at this place. At the end the trail is level to the Lama Hotel. En route you could see red pandas, monkeys and bears if you are lucky. Overnight at lodge.
From Lama Hotel, we continue gently ascending above the Langtang Khola. As the trail proceeds, it becomes steeper. From time and again we can have the most exotic sights of Langtang Lirung lying at 7246 m. The trail leads to a log bridge and on climbing further we come across lush meadows of Ghora Tabela at 2992m. 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 showcasing water-driven mills and prayer wheels. On descending for a while, we arrive at Langtang village after crossing a stream and reaching to the height 3430 m. 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 at lodge.
The trail skirts gradually through rich yak pastures and interesting traditional villages of Muna to Singdun. We cross a wooden cantilever bridge and reach a wide valley after climbing a moraine. Finally, on ascending along the mountain passes we arrive at Kyanjin Gompa. There is a small monastery and a government-operated cheese factory. Overnight at lodge.
This is a day to rest and relax. There are several worthwhile excursion up to the glaciers. The valley is in the midst of exceptionally rugged and beautiful mountain ranges, ringed with glaciers, snowfalls and huge moraines. Overnight at lodge.
Today we trek along the rocky glacier trail. While trekking you will enjoy with the views of Ganchenpo, Naya Kang, Tserko Ri, Yala peak and others. Your overnight stay will be at the tented camp and the food will be prepared by our professional camping cook.
Today our main adventure day begins. An early morning we wake up and prepare ourselves for the climb. When you reach 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 other Tibetan mountains. After the summit you will return to Kyangjin Gompa for overnight stay at lodge.
Today on your way back you will visit the monastery and the cheese factory. Overnight at lodge.
After breakfast at Lama Hotel we set off for Syabru Besi where our vehicle will be waiting for us. The route to Syabru besi is rough and some time in monsoon the landslide blocks the road.
On this pleasant day you may have a full day at leisure either relax at hotel or explore the around Thamel. Or, you may do your last minute shopping for souvenirs or gift to your family, friends or relatives.
Our airport representative will come to pick you up and transfer you to the International Airport according to your flight time.
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