Yala Peak 5732m 18 Days, with possible extension to Gosainkunda Lakes & Helambu
Duration: 18 days
Trip level: adventurous (info?)
Maximum altitude: 5732 m
Accommodation: teahouse/lodge and tent camp at Yala Peak Base Camp (2 nights)
Season: March, April, May, September, October, November
Yala is one of the most popular ‘trekking peaks’ in the Langtang Region of Nepal. The Langtang Valley is not far situated from Kathmandu. From certain view points in the city you can clearly see the peaks of the Langtang mountain range. The valley is a National Park and is inhabited by the local ethnic Tamang people.
After your arrival we have a gear check with you, and make all the necessary preparations for permits. From Kathmandu it’s a day’s drive, past local villages and farming terraces, to the tiny village of Syabrubesi. The trek starts with crossing a suspension bridge over the river Langtang Khola. The first days of the trekking you will follow the roaring river that cuts through a gorge. After a few days the valley opens up to meadows and small farming settlements. You will be treated with a view of stunning views far into the valley. The local population is ethnic Tamang and you will pass many Buddhist mani walls. In the valley you will pass the former village of Langtang. This local village is no longer there for it was buried under millions of tons of rock and ice during the devastating earthquake in the spring of 2015. The only building still standing is the Gompa. Ten additional buildings on the edge of the landslide were totally destroyed by the air pressure wave. In the center of the debris are five white flags, in memory of the deceased.
You continue on to Mundu near the former village of Langtang. In the village Kyangjin Gompa you have a resting day. An optional day hike is possible to one of the surrounding peaks, the Kyangjin Ri (4600 meters) or the Tsergo Ri (5200 meters). From these peaks you will have a panoramic view of the entire Langtang mountain range including the Langtang Lirung and Shishapangma.
From Kyangjin Gompa you will trek along a rocky glacier trail to reach the Yala Peak Base Camp. From the base camp you will have astounding views of Ganchenpo, Naya Kang, Tsergo Ri, and Yala Peak. You will start your summit to Yala Peak early in the morning. From the summit you will have panoramic views of the mighty Himalayas including Shishapangma, Dorje Lakpa, Ganchenpo, Naya Kang, Tsergo Ri, Langtang Lirung and others. After spending some time at the summit, you will head back to the base camp.
From Kyangjin Gompa you follow back your footsteps out of the valley the same way you came.
It possible to extend your adventure to the Gosainkunda Lakes and Helambu.
Day 01 Arrival Kathmandu; pick up International Airport Kathmandu
Day 02 Preparations for climbing gear and permits
Day 03 Sightseeing Kathmandu
Day 04 Drive Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1460 m – 7 hrs.)
Day 05 Trek to Lama Hotel (2350 m – 6 hrs.)
Day 06 Trek to Ghoretabela (3015 m – 4 hrs.)
Day 07 Trek to Mundu (3500 m – 4 hrs.)
Day 08 Trek to Kyangjin Gompa (3749 m – 4 hrs.)
Day 09 Resting day in Kyangjin Gompa, optional day hike to Kyangjin Ri (4600 m) or Tsergo Ri (5200 m)
Day 10 Trek to Yala Peak Base Camp (4600m – 6 hrs.)
Day 11 Yala Peak (5732m) ascent and overnight at Yala Peak Base Camp (4600m – 8 hrs.)
Day 12 Buffer day
Day 13 Trek to Kyangjin Gompa (3749m – 5 hrs.)
Day 14 Trek to Lama Hotel (2350m – 8 hrs.)
Day 15 Trek to Syabrubesi (1460m – 6 hrs.)
Day 16 Drive Syabrubesi to Kathmandu (7 hrs.)
Day 17 Sightseeing Kathmandu
Day 18 Departure; drop off International Airport Kathmandu
Extension to Gosainkunda Lakes & Helambu 24 days:
Day 15 Trek to Thulo Syabru (2118 m – 6 hrs.)
Day 16 Trek to Singh Gompa (3254 m – 5 hrs.)
Day 17 Trek to Gosainkunda lakes (4381 m – 5 hrs.)
Day 18 Cross over Laurabina La pass (4609 m) to Ghopte (3566 m – 6 hrs.)
Day 19 Trek to Kutumsang (2445 m – 6 hrs.)
Day 20 Trek to Ghul Bhanjyang (2125 m – 5 hrs.)
Day 21 Trek to Chisopani (2195 m – 5 hrs.)
Day 22 Trek to Sunderijal (1380 m- 4 hrs.) and drive Kathmandu (1/2 hr.)
Day 23 Sightseeing Kathmandu
Day 24 Departure; drop off International Airport Kathmandu
Sherpa Heritage Trails shows you a starting price. During the trekking season prices may rise. The final price depends on the trekking season, group size and, if applicable, cost of local flight.
Please inquire for price
When you arrive at the International Airport we will pick you up and bring you to your accommodation. Here we will give you a short briefing about the trek. In addition we will give you advice about hygienic food, customs, and sightseeing in Kathmandu.
-Pick up and drop off from Kathmandu International Airport to hotel
-5 nights private room in 3* star including breakfast in Kathmandu
-Return drive Kathmandu to Syabrubesi by private jeep
-Certificate of CO2- emission fee return drive Kathmandu to Syabrubesi
-Licensed and certified mountain guide. Well experienced and English speaking
-Licensed and certified climbing Sherpa. Well experienced and -English speaking (prepares fixed ropes during ascent)
-Porter service for carrying luggage, climbing gear and tent equipment. One porter for two persons, max. luggage 12 kg. per person
-Free use of waterproof bag for your luggage
-Free use of tent equipment at Yala Peak Base Camp; including one tent for two persons and a light sleeping mattress
-Climbing gear including: climbing harness, crampons, ice axe, helmet, climbing ropes, prusik ropes, karabiners, abseil 8 or ATC guide and jumar
-Sleeping bag and down jacket
-Salary, food, accommodation, clothing&gear and insurance for the mountain guide, climbing Sherpa and porters
-Camping in tents at Yala Peak base camp on days 10 and 11 Full board including: breakfast/lunch/dinner; tea/coffee/hot water
-Langtang National Park entrance fee, TIMS card and local taxes
-Support of the Sherpa Heritage Trails head office in Kathmandu
-International flight to Kathmandu
-Nepal entrance visa
-High altitude mountain boots (category D/E) and gaiters
-Lunch and dinners in Kathmandu
-Lodging and food during trek except days 10 and 11
-All beverage bills, hot shower, internet services, laundry and battery charge during trek
-Personal travel insurance
-Rescue operation charge in case of an emergency
-Any cost that arise due to change of itinerary like flight delay, natural calamities, etc.
-Gratitude and tips for mountain guide, climbing Sherpa and porters