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Yala Peak Expedition – 15 Days

Yala Peak, one of the lowest trekking peaks and the easiest in Nepal, offers you a spectacular view of Langtang, Lirung, Langsisha Ri, Gangchepo, Dorche Pakpa and many more mountain ranges from Nepal and Tibet.

OVERVIEW OF THE TRIP

Trip:
Tour Type: Climbing involve with Rope and Ice Axe, Sightseeing and Trekking
Trip Duration: 15 Days
Max Altitude: 5,732 m /18800.96 ft
Trip Starts From: Kathmandu
Trip Ends At: Kathmandu
Trip Region: Nepal
Best Season: 
Febuary, March, April, May, June, September, October and November
Trip Level:
Trip Route: Kathmandu - Sybru Besi - Kyanjin Gompa - Yala Peak Base Camp - Yala Peak Summit - Lama Hotel - Sybru Besi - Kathmandu

Trip Information

Yala peak is situated north of Kathmandu in Langtang Himalaya range near the border of Tibet at the elevation of 5,732 meters. This is one of the lowest trekking peaks and the easiest in Nepal.

Our journey starts once we leave Kathmandu and drive to Dhunche which is about 7 to 8 hours by bus and we follow the trekking route of Langtang valley and Kyangjin Gompa. Once we pass Kyangjin Gompa then we will turn north to see Yala Peak. Yala peak offers you a spectacular view of Langtang, Lirung, Langsisha Ri, Gangchepo, Dorche Pakpa and many more mountain ranges from Nepal and Tibet.


    ITINERARY

  • Day 01 – Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1,345 m). Overnight at hotel.

  • Day 02 – Pre-trip Meeting and Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley. Overnight at hotel.

  • Day 03 – Drive to Sybru Besi (1,462 m) by Local Bus 8 hours. Overnight at guesthouse.

  • Day 04 – Trek to Lama Hotel (2,500 m) 5 hours. Overnight at guesthouse.

  • Day 05 – Trek to Langtang Village (3,307 m) 5 hours. Overnight at guesthouse.

  • Day 06 – Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3,798 m) 4 hours. Overnight at guesthouse.

  • Day 07 – Kyanjin Gompa exploration and acclimatization day. Overnight at guesthouse.

  • Day 08 – Trek to Yala peak Base camp (4,400 m) 5 hours. Overnight at Tented camp.

  • Day 09 – Summit Yala Peak(5,732 m) and back to Kyangjin Gompa. Overnight at guesthouse.

  • Day 10 – Spare day in case of bad weather. Overnight at guesthouse.

  • Day 11 – Trek back to Lama Hotel (2,500 m) 5.30 hours. Overnight at guesthouse.

  • Day 12 – Trek to Syabru Besi(1,462 m). 6 hours. Overnight at guesthouse.

  • Day 13 – Drive back to Kathmandu by Local Bus. 8 hours. Overnight at hotel.

  • Day 14 – Leisure day in Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.

  • Day 15 – Transfer to international airport for your final departure.


    TRIP DETAILS

  • Day 01 - Arrival in Kathmandu International Airport (1,345 m).

    Our airport representative will be receiving you at Tribhuvan International airport, Kathmandu and s/he will be displaying an Aarohi Holiday signboard outside the airport terminal. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel in our private tourist vehicle.

    Overnight at Hotel. No meals included

  • Day 02 - Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley.

    In the morning, after breakfast, At around 8:00 am, we host a pre-trip meeting at your hotel in Kathmandu and introduce your trek leader/guide. Please seek this opportunity to ask questions about your trek. We will also supply you with our trek Duffel Bag, T-shirt and a Cap. For the meeting, please make sure you bring your passport, three copies of passport-size photos, and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. During this meeting, please clear the due balance, if any, and sign the legally binding trip form as well as the non-liability disclaimer. Please inform us in advance if you will be arriving late and therefore are unable to attend the pre-trip meeting.

    After the meeting and a hearty breakfast, your sightseeing trip will start at around 8:45 am. You will have a private vehicle and a professional tour guide at your disposal. We visit Boudhanath Stupa, one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world, where we observe Buddhist monks praying in the monasteries surrounding the stupa. After Boudhanath Stupa we visit Pashupatinath, the most famous Hindu temple in the country, located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. Here we see Hindu holy men (sadhus) meditating, pilgrims bathing and occasionally funeral pyres burning on the ghats. We will also visit Bhaktapur Durbar Square, which is a collection of pagoda and shikhara – style temples grouped around a fifty-five window palace of brick and wood. The attraction of the Bhaktapur Durbar Square is The Lion gate, The Golden gate, The Palace of fifty-five windows, Art Galleries, The Statue of King Bhupatindra Malla.

    The rest of our time in Kathmandu is free for further exploration and some last-minute shopping in Thamel area near your hotel.

    Overnight at a hotel. Breakfast Included

  • Day 03 - Drive to Sybru Besi (1,462 m) by Local Bus - 8 hours.

    Drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi which takes about nine hours by bus. You head north out of Kathmandu driving through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Syabru Besi passing through Dhunche. While passing along the road at the bank of Trishuli river you catch a glimpse of Ganesh Himal, terraces and green hills. As you pass through Dhunche you feel as if you are heading towards deep land. At the same time, you notice that the road is still under construction. Sybru Besi the cool town with the excellent view.

    Overnight at guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

  • Day 04 - Trek to Lama Hotel (2,500 m) - 5 hours.

    Today, the first part of the trail crosses through Bhote Koshi and follows the Langtang Khola. This trail gradually climbs to Bamboo passing through the landslide area. Afterward, your trek ascends gently to Rimche (2,400 m) through Bamboo (1,960 m) which lies at the bank of Langtang Khola. You can have lunch at this place if you like. Your trail is level to the Lama Hotel. En route you could see red pandas, monkeys and bears if you’re lucky.

    Overnight at guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

  • Day 05 - Trek to Langtang Village (3,307m) - 5 hours.

    The trek route follows Gumanechok, Ghoda Tabela literally it means the Horse Stable. After this, the trail is slightly gradual and beautiful in the valley with the grazing Yaks. Langtang village is one of the very local and old villages along this trekking route and the view from here is more spectacular as we get closer to the mountain.

    Overnight at guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

  • Day 06 - Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3,798 m) - 4 hours.

    Today is a shorter walk but enough for acclimatization. The surroundings are interesting and we pass the famous Cheese factory. This beautiful valley in the lap of the Langtang Lirung. A place to explore the valley and lots of small peaks to climb.

    Overnight at guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

  • Day 07 - Kyanjin Gompa exploration day.

    Today is a day to rest and explore the area. You can visit the monastery and cheese factory then take a walk up the moraine to see the spectacular ice faces and tumbling glaciers of Langtang Lirung or ascend Kyangjin Ri (4,350 m) which is the highest point of this trek, directly behind the village, for a breath-taking panorama of the Langtang peaks.

    Overnight at guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

  • Day 08 - Trek to Yala peak Base camp (4,400 m) - 6 hours.

    To reach Yala Base Camp you trek along the rocky glacier trail. You will be quite taken back by the views of Ganchenpo, Naya Kang, Tserko Ri, Yala peak and others. For today the accommodation will be tented camp and food will be cooked by our professional camp cook.

    Overnight at Tented camp. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

  • Day 09 - Summit Yala Peak (5,732 m) and back to Kyangjin Gompa.

    Today our main adventure day, an early start in the morning to climb Pisang peak depending on weather conditions. 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 at guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

  • Day 10 - Spare day in case of bad weather to climb Yala Peak.

    This is the spare day for the climb just in case of the bad weather. Or we can have the rest day at the Kyanjin Gompa, visit the Langtang Glacier etc.

    Overnight at guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

  • Day 11 - Trek back to Lama Hotel (2,500 m) - 5.30 hours.

    Rejoin the trail to Lama Hotel.

    Overnight at guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

  • Day 12 - Trek to Sybru Besi (1,462 m) - 5 hours.

    Leaving the mountains behind us our descent takes us to the Sybru Besi, where we started the trek about a week ago.

    Overnight at guesthouse. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

  • Day 13 - Drive back to Kathmandu by Local bus - 8 hours.

    After breakfast, we drive back to Kathmandu from Sybru Besi which will take some 9 hours by bus or Land cruiser depending on group size.

    Overnight at hotel. Breakfast and Lunch Included

  • Day 14 - Leisure day and Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu.

    Extra day in Kathmandu for relaxing and some shopping, if you are interested in continuing to Chitwan Jungle Safari, River Rafting Adventure, Kathmandu Shopping Tour or Scenic Everest Flight.

    In the evening, we will have a farewell dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural performances. (Your guide(s) and an office staff will accompany you).

    Overnight at a hotel. Breakfast and Farewell Dinner Included

  • Day 15 - Transfer for your final flight departure.

    The trip ends, our Airport Representative will drop you to the Kathmandu International Airport for your flight departure from Nepal.

    Breakfast Included


    COST INCLUDES

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop off service by private tourist vehicle.

  • Standard twin sharing accommodation in a three star hotel in Kathmandu; Breakfast included.

  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private tourist vehicle.

  • All your standard Meals during the Lodge to Lodge trek and Camping (Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners).

  • Lodges, Guesthouses accommodation during the trek (8 night's trekking guesthouse and 2 night't tented camp).

  • Local Aarohi Holiday licensed English speaking guide.

  • Climbing Sherpa from Yala Peak Base camp to the Summit and back to Base camp.

  • The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage and equipment during the trek

  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.

  • Langtang Conservation Area Park permits.

  • Yala Peak Climbing Permit.

  • Group climbing equipment (Climbing Rope, Ice Screw, Snow Bar, Ice Hammer, Camping Tents and Kitchen equipments)

  • Down Jacket and sleeping bag by Aarohi Holiday (which need to be returned after the trek).

  • Surface transfer from and to Kathmandu (ktm-Syabru Besi-Ktm by Local Bus).

  • Free Aarohi Holiday duffel/kit bag, sun hat and T-shirt (yours to keep).

  • Sightseeing/Monument entrance fees in Kathmandu.

  • Farewell dinner in typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance show on second last day.

  • All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.

  • Official expenses.


    COST DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu.

  • Travel insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation. (See the travel insurance page)

  • International airfare and airport departure tax. (See the international flights page)

  • Nepal entry visa; you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying US $ 25 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days and 90 days can be obtained by paying US $40 and $ 100 respectively. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos).

  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks.

  • Personal trekking Equipment (Click the trekking equipment tab).

  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected).

  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on 'Price Includes' section.


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