Yala Peak Climbing - 15 Days

Yala Peak Climbing - 15 Days
  • Duration15 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Difficulty Level Hard
  • Maximum Altitude 5700

Yala Peak reach after trekking through Langtang National park, one of the most popular trekking trail in Nepal. Yala peak lies just above the Kyanjin Gumba in langtang valley region. yala peak is most popular ‘trekking peaks' and one of the peak nearer from Kathmandu and famous for Mountaineering training venue at 5,500m in height, it presents a challenge for newcomer climbers and a great acclimatization opening. The Yala expedition begins with three days of trekking along the Langtang Valley trek before a two-day summit attempt of the peak itself. The climax of climbing Yala Peak is catching a view of Shisapangma (8,027m) from the summit. Although the Yala Peak Climbing is not technically challenging.  

On the summit day, we climb up from the high camp with the help of mountain gear and supporting climbing guides and crews. The average slope of the climbing is 25-40 degrees. An easily assess peak from Kathmandu and usually basic mountaineering training is held in and around Yala Peak.

Highlights
  • Himalayan views, including Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Hinmala, Dorje Lakpa, Lenpo Gang, Sishapangma,
  • Spectacular sunrise and sunsets views during the trek
  • Beautiful trails with green vegetation, colorful hills, and timbered trails
  • Passing through the challenging green hills,
  • Narrow cliffs, steep icy paths, and others
  • Climbing the beautiful Yala peak (5700m)
  • Incredible hospitality of the local people
  • Exploration of the Langtang region wildlife, including red panda, black bears, monkeys, etc
  • Spiritual Walk and explore the lush vegetation of Langtang National Park.
  • Ran in front of Himalayan Yak grazing in the Himalayas.
  • The rivers noise and birds chirping.
  • Know what it is to live a Tibetan-influenced lifestyle.
  • Numerous Buddhist mani walls, prayer flags, gompas, and monasteries.
Itinerary

Welcome to Nepal/Arrival in Kathmandu (1340 m) airport and transfer to hotel

 

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast

Pre-trip meeting with other expedition members and the leaders. Final preparations then we will have an opportunity to do last-minute shopping in Kathmandu if needed.

 

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast

We take a 9 hrs scenic drive from Kathmandu along the Trishuli River Valley to Syabrubensi (1503m), north of Kathmandu via Dhunche village. Overnight at a guesthouse.

 

  • Max. Altitude:1505m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Time:9 hrs
  • Meals:B,L,D

First day of 5 hrs trekking to Lama Hotel (2410m); trekking along the Bhote Koshi and Langtang Khola via Bamboo, the habitant of world famous Red Panda. Overnight at a guesthouse.

 

  • Max. Altitude:2410m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Time:6hrs
  • Meals:B,L,D

Trekking through the bushy forest, pine, and rhododendron, about 6 hrs to Langtang(3430m). Langtang is a Beautiful village of the Tamang ethnicity. Trekking via Ghoda Tabala (3000m). Overnight at a guesthouse.

 

  • Max. Altitude:3430M
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Time:6hrs
  • Meals:B,L,D

We trek 5.5 hours from Langtang to Kyanjin Gumba (3830m); we arrive at Kyanjin Gumba at mid-day, giving us time to acclimatize and explore the area. We’ll visit monasteries and locally produced Cheese factories. Overnight at a guesthouse.

 

  • Max. Altitude:3830m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Time:4hrs
  • Meals:B,L,D

Today we take acclimatizing rest at Kyanjin Gumba and walk up the glaciers of Langtang Lirung or hike to Kyangjin Ri (4350m) behind the village for a breathtaking panorama of the Langtang peaks. Overnight at a guesthouse.

 

  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:B,L,D

We trek 7 hrs from Kyanjin Gumba to Yala Peak Base Camp (4800m). Overnight at a tented camp.

 

  • Max. Altitude:4800m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Time:6 hrs
  • Meals:B,L,D

Early in the morning after breakfast we take a 6hrs Yala Peak summit trek and return to Base Camp (4800m). Overnight at a tented camp.

 

  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:B,L,D

Today, we descend to Kyanjin Gumba (3830m). Overnight at a guesthouse.

 

  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:B,L,D

Trek down to Lama Hotel (2410m), 5hrs. Overnight at a guesthouse.

 

  • Max. Altitude:2410m
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:B,L,D

We trek 6hrs down to Syaphrubesi (1600m) via Sherpagaon, a hydropower project of the Chilime River. The power plant in Syabrubensi would be another attraction of the region. The main inhabitants of this area belong to the Tamang ethnicity. Overnight in a guesthouse.

 

  • Accommodation:Teahouse

Drive to Kathmandu (1350m) by bus or car and transfer to hotel: 8 hrs

 

    Full Day guided sightseeing in Kathmandu valley (Durbar Square, Swoyambhunath, Boudhanath & Pashupatinath). Farewell dinner in the evening. Overnight in a Hotel.

     

      Transfer to the airport for final departure toward your destinations.

       

        Cost Details
        Includes
        • All meals are prepared by our experienced cook during climbing and tea house trek services before base camp
        • All camping equipment and gear, including two-person tent, dining tent, toilet tent, porter tent, and Kitchen tent
        • All camping equipment including kitchen equipment, tables, and chairs/stools, etc
        • Porters/pack animals to carry all personal gear and group equipment
        • Experienced Guide/Escort
        • Private Transport from Kathmandu to/ from trek starting and ending points
        • First Aid kit
        • Accommodation in Kathmandu on a twin share bed and breakfast basis
        • Kathmandu city and trekking maps
        • Trekking permit & fees, National Park entry fees, Conservation fees
        • Insurance for all staff
        • High altitudes chamber bags (PAC) for very high altitudes
        Excludes
        • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary'
        • Early check-ins and late check out
        • Travel Insurance
        • International airfare
        • Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (a multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
        • Alcoholic, non-alcoholic drinks and water, soft drinks, etc.
        • Hot showers during the trek
        • Personal trekking equipment
        • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is respected but it is not obligatory)
        Departure Dates
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        Start DateStartsJul 01, 2024End DateEndsJul 15, 2024PriceUS$1199StatusAvailable
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        Start DateStartsJul 31, 2024End DateEndsAug 14, 2024PriceUS$1199StatusAvailable
        Useful Info

        While Hiking in Nepal
        A Checklist
        Immunizations: Though, Nepal doesn’t have official vaccination requirements, it is nevertheless a good idea to consider some vaccines before coming here. See Immunization chapter under Safety for more details. It is also a good idea to read the chapter on Pre-existing Conditions before leaving home. Here is a list of the most relevant ones only:
        Travel Insurance: Before you set out also make sure you have travel insurance that covers helicopter rescues. See Insurance under Safety for more details. Also, make sure to register with your embassy with your itinerary details before leaving. Go to our Embassy section for links.
        Flight Tickets to Nepal
        Book a Hotel in Nepal: There are a lot of review based web portals to book hotels in Kathmandu. However, it shouldn’t be much of a problem to get a room even if you haven’t booked in advance.
        Packing Tips: Indeed exciting times we live in. Just make sure you don’t pack off valuables in your luggage for the international airport at Kathmandu isn’t too well renowned for packing everything in after a security check. Valuables are better off in your hand carry.
        Things to do at the Airport in Kathmandu
        Get a Nepali Visa: Visa on Arrival for most countries. Need USD 25(15 days)/ USD 40 (30 days)/ USD 100 (90 days) in one of these currencies: Euro, Swiss Franc, Pound Sterling, US Dollar, Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Hong Kong Dollar, Singapore Dollar and Japanese Yen. You will need your passport and 1 passport size photo.
        Get a Nepali SIM Card: There are NTC and Ncell. two of the most popular telecom companies in Nepal, provide SIM cards based on GSM technology. Tough luck if your phone is of the CDMA kind.
        Comprehensive Packing List for Trekking in Nepal
        Both branded items and local take on branded items are available in Kathmandu. It is totally possible to get everything and anything you will need for a trek here. A word of cautions about local products though: Being labeled North Face or Mountain Hardwear, as most local products are, doesn’t bless them with durability. However, there are good fakes and bad fakes and most are okay for the price. If you spend some time checking and rechecking the stuff especially the zippers and stitching, it will provide service for at least one trek. Or you could just stick to one of the branded outlets in Thamel.

        However, bringing some stuff from home will save you time in Kathmandu and will also give you peace of mind. Also if you don’t know, the dress code for the mountains is layers. And avoid cotton inners at all costs.

        Gear from your Home Country
        Trekking Boots- Lightweight, waterproof, ankle support, some toe room and most importantly broken in.
        Daypack/Rucksack with pack cover- If you plan on hiring porters, a 30-liter bag should be enough. Otherwise look for a 70 liter one.
        Passport size photos- 5-7 should be good.
        Sunglasses with straps- Straps are important as sunglasses happen to be the one thing that people misplace most often while taking pictures or resting.
        Spare glasses/lenses- If you wear glasses or contact, having a spare is very important.
        Inner Thermals- Both top and bottom will make your trek that much more enjoyable.
        Fleece- Great for layering with wind/waterproof jacket for walking.
        Wind/Water Jacket- Make sure it is breathable and is waterproof.
        Down Jacket- Mornings and evenings can be pretty chilly. Will make your stay at camp and short excursions that much more comfortable.
        Fleece pants- So you can remain warm and feel clean during the evenings.
        Wind pants- Waterproof breathable is recommended.
        Gloves- Make sure it is at least windproof.
        Underwear- 4-6 should carry you through a two-three week trek.
        Flashlight- Look for LED head torches.
        Camera with extra battery- One extra battery should be good as charging can sometimes be a bit of a hassle. Also, you cannot charge, if you don’t have a charger. Do not forget that.
        Socket Adapter- Many sockets in Nepal are of Type C that is they have circular pins. It will be handy to have an adapter just in case.
        Water filters or Water purification tablets- To give you peace of mind and protection when you aren’t sure of the water. Water filters are amazingly small and efficient these days.
        Optional Gear you should consider bringing from your Home Country
        Vitamin supplements- One thing that you will be short on during a trek is Vitamin C. Supplements are always welcome.
        Zip locks- Useful in oh so many different ways, for first aid kits to toiletries to documents.
        Running shoes- Great to keep your feet comfortable in treks like ABC, Annapurna Circuit and Manaslu in which a sizeable portion of the trek goes through low country.
        Swiss Army Knife- Pack it off in your luggage if you don’t want it confiscated at airports.
        Binoculars- Consider small and light ones unless watching wildlife is your main purpose.
        Books- A trek is a perfect time to catch up on reading. However, it would be tough to finish more than 2 books in a single two-three week trek.
        Tablet computers- Entertainment at evenings.
        Gaiters- Keeps your feet dry and warm if the weather takes a turn for the worse.

        Gear you can easily get in Nepal

        Trekking trousers- 2 pairs. Lightweight and loose.
        Trekking shirts- 2 pairs. Collared ones are better. Avoid cotton.
        Woollen cap
        Trekking poles- You back and legs will love you for these, especially in downhill stretches.
        Water bottle- Get 2 with a wide mouth and which can take in hot water.
        Sandals- Great for giving your feet a breather during the evenings.
        Buffs- 3. Can be used as a neck gaiter, headwear, to mask, hairband and a whole bunch of other ways. howaever our company All Nepal Hiking provides a buff for you,One of the best use however is to cover your nose and mouth at high altitudes to hydrate your breath and avoid the cold dry mountain air. Make sure to keep it rather loose around your nose though and your lungs will love you for it.
        Sleeping Bag liner- A light silk liner is good enough rather than the heavy fleece ones. Its main purpose is to protect you from lodge blankets that are washed at most twice a year.
        Socks- 5 pairs are more than good enough. Make sure they are thick woolen ones. For treks that go through low country like Annapurna Circuit and Manaslu Circuit, you might consider getting 2 more pairs of lightweight socks too.
        Sunscreen- SPF 30-50 will be good enough. There is little point in going over that. However, make sure it is rated UVA in addition to UVB.
        Lip Balm- Moisturizing and SPF 30 necessary.

        Toilet paper- 2 rolls should be good enough.
        Toothbrush
        Toothpaste
        Shower Gel- Travel size or sachets ideal as you won’t be showering as much during a trek.
        Shampoo- Travel size of sachets are ideal.
        Towel- A small one will be more than good enough.
        Moisturizing cream- That cold dry mountain air will take its toll on your skin.
        Hand sanitizer
        Plastic Bags- 2 large ones 3 small ones. Comes in very handy to put in your dirty laundry
        Snacks- Carry some chocolate bars and nuts for a quick munch before lunch. Don’t carry too much as you can find them in lodges all along the trails.
        Optional Gear you can easily Get in Nepal
        Sun Hat/Baseball Hat- Great for protection from the sun when it is still warm enough.
        Neck gaiter- A buff can be used in place of this. But this one comes in handy
        Deodorant- Your partner will love you for this.
        Diary
        Pen- Carry some spares.
        Kit Bag and lock- If you plan to hire a porter, a kit bag comes in handy. Make sure you get a lock too. Combination ones are easier.
        Medical Kit Checklist

        If you are trekking on your own, you should carry the complete medical kit. However, if you are going through a trekking company, they will provide a medical kit. Chances of the kit containing moleskins, knee supports or anklets is almost zero though. Get these for yourself. You should also consider getting a list of the stuff they will provide and tallying it with the list we have provided.

        Due to lax prescription requirements, most of the items are easier to get in Kathmandu.

        Povidone-Iodine cream- 1 tube
        Cotton- 1 roll
        Dressing Gauze- 5 pcs
        Crepe Bandage- 2
        Band-Aids- 10
        Dressing tape- 1
        Moleskin/ 2nd Skin- 1 packet
        Calamine- To aid in skin healing due to sunburns or chaffing.
        Paracetamol 300 mg- 20 tablets. For mild headaches.
        Ibuprofen 400 mg- 10 tablets. To relieve moderate to severe pain.
        Throat lozenges- 20. For cough and sore throat. Can be used preventively against the cold dry mountain air.
        Decongestant- 10 tablets- For nasal congestion. Non-drowsy kinds like pseudoephedrine recommended.
        Antihistamine 10 tablets- For allergies.
        Antiemetic 10 tablets- To control vomit and nausea.
        Azithromycin 500 mg- 3 tablets. For bacterial diarrhea.
        Omeprazole 20 mg- 10 tablets. For gastric problems.
        Ciprofloxacin 500 mg- 10 tablets. For bacterial diarrhea.
        Tinidazole 2 g- 3 tablets (500 mg- 12 tablets). For giardia and amoebic diarrhea.
        Acetazolamide (Diamox) 250 mg - 20 tablets. To aid acclimatization and AMS treatment.
        Dexamethasone 4 mg - 10 tablets. To be used under expert supervision to treat AMS.
        Nifedipine 60 mg - 10 tablets. To be used under expert supervision to prevent and treat HAPE.
        Loperamide 2 mg- 20 tablets. To control diarrhea.

         

         

        FAQs
        • Peak climbing in Nepal refers to the activity of climbing mountains or peaks that are below 7,000 meters (22,965 feet) in elevation. It involves a combination of trekking and mountaineering skills, and it is a popular adventure activity for those seeking to experience the thrill of climbing in the Himalayas.

        • Nepal offers numerous peaks for climbing, ranging from relatively easier ones to more challenging summits. Some popular peaks for climbing in Nepal include Island Peak Climbing with E.B.C Trekking - 19 DaysMera Peak Climbing, Lobuche Peak Climbing, Pisang Peak Climbing - 19 Days, Yala Peak Climbing - 15 DaysSinghu Chuli or Flute Peak Climbing - 23 Days and Tent Peak Climbing in Nepal - 19 Days, among others.

        • While having prior climbing experience is beneficial, it is not always a requirement for peak climbing in Nepal. There are peaks suitable for both novice climbers and those with previous mountaineering experience. However, it is essential to have a good level of physical fitness and be prepared for the challenges of high-altitude trekking and basic mountaineering techniques.

        • Yes, a climbing permit is required for peak climbing in Nepal. The permit is issued by the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) or the Ministry of Tourism. The permit fee varies depending on the peak's elevation and location. Additionally, you may need to obtain other permits, such as trekking permits and national park permits, depending on the specific region you plan to visit.

        • It is highly recommended to hire an experienced guide or join a reputable trekking agency for peak climbing in Nepal. A guide can provide valuable assistance in navigating the terrain, ensuring your safety, and handling any emergencies that may arise. They also have extensive knowledge of the area, local culture, and can enhance your overall trekking experience.

        • Peak climbing in Nepal requires specialized equipment, including mountaineering boots, crampons, ice axes, harnesses, ropes, helmets, and appropriate clothing layers to withstand the harsh mountain conditions. It is advisable to bring your personal gear, although some items can be rented in Kathmandu or from trekking agencies.

        • Yes, altitude sickness is a significant concern during peak climbing in Nepal, as many peaks exceed 5,000 meters (16,404 feet) in elevation. Proper acclimatization is crucial to prevent altitude-related illnesses. Climbers are advised to ascend gradually, stay hydrated, and follow a well-planned itinerary that includes rest days for acclimatization. It is essential to be aware of the symptoms of altitude sickness and descend if they become severe.

        • Peak climbing in Nepal can be physically demanding, especially at high altitudes. It requires a good level of cardiovascular fitness, endurance, and strength. Prior training and preparation, including regular exercise, hiking, and cardiovascular activities, can significantly help in improving your physical fitness and endurance for the climb.

        • There are no specific age restrictions for peak climbing in Nepal. However, climbers should be in good health, physically fit, and capable of enduring the physical demands and challenges of high-altitude trekking and basic mountaineering techniques. It is advisable to consult with your physician before undertaking any strenuous activity at high altitudes, especially if you have any pre-existing medical conditions.

        • The cost of peak climbing in Nepal can vary depending on several factors, such as the peak you choose to climb, the duration of the climb, the services provided by the trekking agency, and the number of climbers in the group. On average, the cost can range from a few thousand dollars to several thousand dollars per person.

        • Yes, it is highly recommended to have travel insurance that covers peak climbing activities in Nepal. The insurance should include coverage for emergency medical evacuation, trip cancellation or interruption, and medical expenses. Make sure to carefully review the terms and conditions of your insurance policy to ensure it covers all the necessary aspects of your trip.

        • The duration of peak climbing in Nepal varies depending on the peak's elevation, technical difficulty, and the chosen route. It can range from a few days for relatively easier peaks to several weeks for more challenging climbs. Most peak climbing expeditions in Nepal take around 2-3 weeks, including trekking to and from the base camp and the actual climb.

        • While it is possible to climb a peak in Nepal without a guide, it is highly recommended to hire an experienced guide or join a reputable trekking agency. The guidance of a knowledgeable guide can significantly enhance your safety, provide assistance in navigating the route, and handle any emergencies that may arise during the climb.

        • Peak climbing in Nepal involves inherent risks and challenges, including high altitude, extreme weather conditions, and technical difficulties. However, with proper planning, experienced guides, and adherence to safety protocols, the risks can be minimized. It is important to have a good level of physical fitness, undergo proper acclimatization, and follow the guidance of experienced professionals to ensure a safe climbing experience.

        • Yes, it is possible to rent climbing equipment in Nepal. The city of Kathmandu has several shops that offer gear rental services for climbing and trekking activities. However, it is recommended to bring your personal gear, especially items such as mountaineering boots, crampons, and ice axes, to ensure proper fit and familiarity with your equipment.

        • Yes, it is common to combine peak climbing with other treks in Nepal. Many peak climbing routes pass through popular trekking trails, allowing climbers to experience the beauty of the Himalayas while reaching their climbing objectives. Popular trekking routes like the Everest Base Camp trek and the Annapurna Circuit can be combined with peak climbing expeditions in their respective regions.