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Yala Peak Climbing

Duration
15 Days

Posted By
Dennis Tedder
Once again, another incredible trip supported by Ace Holiday Treks and Narayn Bhatta. In March, 2017, my nephew joined me in Kathmandu where I now live; 90% of my decision to live in Kathmandu is as a result of Narayan Bhatta. My nephew and I trekked to Everest Base Camp... Read More
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Located in the Langtang region of the Central-Western part of the country, Yala Peak with an altitude of 5732 meters is considered as one of the easy Peak Climbing destination in Nepal. As the altitude of the Peak is not that challenging, Yala Peak Climbing can also be attempted by the novice trekkers, and take pleasure of the thrills of adventure and Peak Climbing in Nepal. The trekkers can find themselves on the top of the summit of Himalaya without much effort and can experience the ecstasy of adventure in Nepal. Yala Peak is situated in the popular Langtang Region of Nepal. The Base Camp of Yala Peak is magnificent and studded with dense forests and unique traditional ethnic settlement areas inhabited mostly by the Tibetans from Nepali origin.
On the Tibetan side, the trekkers can have the dazzling view of the many peaks including Lenpo Gang (7083m), Lantang Lirung (7246m) and many more other mountain peaks. As stated earlier, Yala Peak Climbing is a comfortable one as it is not require many technical stuffs and it also does not require any prior experience related to Peak Climbing and mountain climbing. However, it does require an experience related to outdoor walking activities and a good level of physical fitness. After fulfilling the necessary requirements of permit and all, the trekkers can enjoy Yala Peak Climbing and have a life-long experience of peak climbing in Nepal. As the altitude of the peak is mild and not much demanding, Yala Peak Climbing is recommended to those trekkers and peak climbers who are young, novice amateur and before they look to climb other difficult peaks like the Mount Annapurna, Mount Everest, they will do well to scale Yala Peak. It starts with a scenic drive to Syabru Besi from the Capital City of Kathmandu and Syabru Besi town is the starting point of the amazing Peak Climbing.

Outline Itinerary
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 03: Drive to Syabru Besi (1450m, 7/8 hour drive)
Day 04: Trek to Lama Hotel (2480m)
Day 05: Trek to Langtang Valley (3541m)
Day 06: Rest at Langtang Valley
Day 07: Trek to Kyangjin Gompa (3900m)
Day 08: Rest at Kyangjin Gompa
Day 09: Trek to Yala Base Camp (5033m)
Day 10: Climb to Yala summit and back to Base Camp.
Day 11: Trek to Kyangjin Gompa (3900m)
Day 12: Trek to Lama Hotel (2480m)
Day 13: Trek to Syabru Besi
Day 14: Drive back to Kathmandu
Day 15: Departure from Kathmandu.
Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuvan International airport (Kathmandu)
You will be welcomed by our team members at the Airport and then be taken to the Hotel. Our travel representatives will explain briefly about the travel itinerary upon your arrival in the Capital. You will be staying at a hotel in Kathmandu the first day.

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
On the second day of the tour package, you will be sightseeing around the Capital city of Kathmandu. Several world heritage sites counting Basantapur Durbar square, Swayambhunath Temple, Bouddha Stupa, Pasupatinath Temple, Patan Durbar Square, among others, are located in Kathmandu that will keep you charmed.

Day 03: Drive to Syabru Besi (1450m) 7-8 hrs
Syabru Besi (1450m) is the starting point of the trek. To reach Syabru Besi it takes 7 to 8 hours of driving from Kathmandu. Syabru Besi is a place near the bus park in Rasuwa district which is full with all the facilities especially related with food and lodging. The first day of your trekking will be comfortable and luxurious. Overnight stay in a guest house.

Day 04: Trek to Lama Hotel (2480m), 6 hrs
Lama Hotel (2480m) is a small village where you can find only guest houses and to reach Lama Hotel it takes about 7- 8 hours. Usually all the trekking guide prefer Lama Hotel as their first target for the positive impact upon the visitors. Lama Hotel is well organized with each and every facility so that the guests feel comfortable and enjoy the view of Jungles from there. Overnight stay at a guest house.

Day 05: Trek to Langtang Valley (3541m), 6-7 hrs
On the 5th day of the trekking you will be moving early in the dawn taking breakfast. Your trail will keep on going along with the dense forest where you need to make a stable climb up throughout the valley departing the tree line at the back. You will be enjoying the wonderful scenic view of Langtang Lirung along with prayers wheels and water mills. To reach the Langtang Valley (3541m), it takes almost 6-7 hours. Overnight stay at a guest house.

Day 06: Rest at Langtang Valley
The sixth day of the itinerary, you will be spending in the Langtang Valley, resting and acclimatizing to the changing weather conditions and the increasing altitude. Though you will be resting for most part of the day, you will have the chances to interact with the local people and villagers. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 07: Trek to Kyangjin Gompa (3900m), 3-1/2 hrs
Again on the 7th day of the trekking you will be moving out from the village early in the dawn taking a breakfast all the way through the pastures of Yak and chief wall. On this wall, prayers have been written and it is believed to be carried out by the wind. As you are heading towards the altitude, it is obvious that you will be experiencing the thin air. Kyangjin Gompa (3900m), which takes 3 to ½ hours, is bounded all around with the Himalayas. You can even go for a walk around there enjoying icefalls, birds and glaciers. Overnight stay at a guest house.

Day 08: Rest at Kyangjin Gompa
On the 8th day, you will be resting at the Kyangjing Gompa as you had a long trek. In the mid day, after having rest you can go around the Kyangjing Gompa to view the remaining scenic beauty as you may not be able visit this place time and again. So, do not leave anything or any place to explore the Kyangjing Gompa. Overnight stay at a guest house.

Day 09: Trek to Yala Base Camp (5033 m) 7hrs
On the 9th day, you will be moving towards Yala Base Camp (5033m). For the trek to Yala Base Camp you must have strength and stamina otherwise you cannot enjoy this adventurous trek. Overnight stay at a tented camp.

Day 10: Climb to Yala summit and back to Base Camp 5hrs
The next day you will be climbing the Yala Summit. This is the most important day of the entire trekking trip as you will be climbing to the top of the peak and hence you will start off early in the morning. It will take close to five hours to reach the summit from the Base Camp and the climbing will be an exciting one as you will discover the fun of peak climbing. After exploring the peak for a while, you will then return to the Base Camp before it is too dark. Overnight stay at a tented camp.

Day 11: Trek to Kyangjin Gompa (3900m) 6hrs
The return trip will begin on the 11th day of the trekking as you will be returning through Kyangjin Gompa (3900m) enjoying through the pastures of Yak and chief wall. Comparatively on this day you may feel comfortable to Kyangjin Gompa as you will have been known to it. Overnight stay at a guest house.

Day 12: Trek to Lama Hotel (2480m), 4-5hrs
Day 12th is the particular day where you will be viewing the Sunsrise from the mountain then you will return back to Lama Hotel (2480m). It lies in the downhill so nearly it takes 4 to 5 hours walk from Kyangjin Gompa to reach Lama Hotel. You get to know the culture and tradition of Tamang people who are living there and follow Tibetan beliefs. Overnight stay at a guest house.

Day 13: Trek to Syabru Besi, 5hrs
Taking the breakfast early in the morning you will move down towards Syabru Besi which nearly takes 5 hours of walk. The duration of 5 hours will pass easily as you will be lost in the lush and amazing vegetation of Langtang region. Finally you can take your lunch as soon as you reach in Syabru Besi. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

Day 14: Drive back to Kathmandu
After taking breakfast in Syabru Besi, you will drive back to Kathmandu. As soon as you reach in Kathmandu you will be transferred to the hotel. It depends upon you whether you want to take rest or still willing to explore the Kathmandu Valley. Overnight stay at a guest house.

Day 15: Departure from Kathmandu
On the 15th day of the tour package, you will return to your own country via the international Airport in Kathmandu.
Cost Included:
  • Arrival & Departure Transport By private Car/Van/Bus.
  • Three meals a day during the Trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • Accommodation in Tea House during the Trekking.
  • Trekking Guide with Insurance
  • Trekking Porters if needed with Insurance
  • Flight ticket for guide Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu
  • Flight ticket for Clients Kathmandu/Lukla/Kathmandu
  • Two nights' Accommodation in Kathmandu 2 Star level hotel with bed- and- breakfast basis, (If you like to have a standard Hotel accommodations please do let us know).
  • Kathmandu city and trekking maps.
  • Trekking permit (Conservation fee).
  • Tims card (Trekking information management system) as like a permit.
  • Free use Company's duffel bag.
  • Emergence of helicopter rescue (pay by your insurance)
  • Day sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley, car/van/bus and tour guide
  • All needed Government fee.

Cost Excluded:
  • International Airfare.
  • Food in Kathmandu lunch and dinner.
  • Your travel insurance.
  • Nepal Visa fee (US$ 40 for 30 days and US$ 25 for 15 days you should get visa open your arrival)
  • Any kind of drinks.
  • Tips for Guide and Porters
  • Donation
  • Items of personal expenses like hot shower, battery charge, telephone etc.
The following gives you a general idea of the personal items that you can bring for the trek. The personal items are of individual interest, and choice. The most important fact that one should keep on mind is that one should have enough clothes to tackle the cold weather in the Himalayas.

In a supported trek, heavy items are carried by porters or yaks and personal belongings that you may need for the day like money, water bottle, rain gear, camera, sun cream and toilet paper etc. should be carried by yourself. So you are briefed to pack items in two different bags.

We will supply complimentary water and wind proof duffel bag which you can use on the trek and is carried by porter/s. The duffel bag is yours to keep after the trek. You can leave your bag with your non-trek items at the hotel in Kathmandu and collect them after the trek.

General
  • For seasons Sleeping bag (Optional/we can provide one if you need it but is to be returned after the trek)
  • Duffel or Rucksack bag or suitcase (We will provide one complimentary ACE duffel bag for you to keep.)

Daypack
  • Down Jacket (Optional/we can provide if you need one but is to be returned after the trek)

Upper Body - Head / Ears / Eyes
  • Shade hat or baseball cap - some people drape a bandana down the back of their head and then put a baseball cap on to hold it is place. This can be a flexible alternative while keeping the sun off your ears and neck.
  • Warm wool or synthetic hat that cover your ears.
  • Balaclava - lightweight, thinner variety.
  • Glacier glasses-100% UV protection with side shields and a hard-sided storage case (i.e. Julbo or Cebe). This is to protect your eyes from the stronger rays of the sun due to the thinner atmosphere which can cause a painful condition known as snow blindness. Regular sunglasses are not sufficient. If you wear prescription glasses, speak to your doctor about prescription glacier glasses, perhaps with transitional lenses.
  • Headlamp - Black Diamond and Petzl both make several good ones. Make sure to bring extra batteries and that they are lithium batteries so that they will last in the colder temperatures. These are indispensable for getting around at night, reading, etc. so, don't go cheap here.
  • Some people like ear-muffs; These are optional; a good hat, balaclava, and hooded jacket should really be sufficient, but this is a personal choice for some people (optional).
  • A neck warmer is another piece of gear for extra warmth if you feel you will need it (optional).

Hand
  •     1 pair liner gloves, thin wool or synthetic, useful alone on mild days or as a layer inside other gloves / mitts   for additional warmth.
  •     1 pair warm gloves (heavier fleece or wool).
  •     1 pair shell gloves or mitts; Gore-Tex is preferred for keeping hands dry.

Instant hand warmers are always nice in a pinch, but really shouldn't be necessary on the trek. Bringing appropriate hand protection as recommended above, should be sufficient (optional).

Core Body
  • T-shirts (2).
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops.
  • Fleece jacket or pullover.
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional).
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket.
  • 2 women sports bras, Synthetic, no cotton!

Lower Body – Legs
  • 2 pairs nylon hiking shorts - Quick drying type, not cotton!
  • Underwear, stay away from cotton (4).
  • 2 pairs lightweight long underwear - capilene or other synthetic.
  • 1 pair soft shell pants - synthetic, full zip from top and bottom preferable.
  • 2 pairs trekking pants, preferably that zip on/off at the knees so they double as shorts.
  • 1 pair hard shell pants. Waterproof / breathable, Gore-Tex or equivalent is best. Should zip from the top and bottom - this makes it easier to put on over boots without getting undressed should the weather change once you are underway for the day.
  • 1 pair cotton pants (loose jeans/khakis).
 All clothing should be kept dry using waterproof stuff sacks or large puncture resistant plastic bags.

Feet
  • 4 pairs of liner socks, synthetic or capilene.
  • 3 pairs heavy weight socks to be worn over liner socks.
  • 1 pair light weight socks, a good option for the lower / warmer parts of the trail.
  • 1 pair light to medium weight water proof hiking/trekking boots. Ensure a good fit with layered socks and you have worn then before to get used to it (otherwise you will get lots of blister).
  • 1 pair light trekking shoes or sneakers. Good for around the camp/lodges and in Kathmandu.
  • 1 pair hiking gaiters, good for keeping dust and rocks out of your shoes / boots as well as keep your feet dry as necessary (Optional).
  • 1 pair sandals (Optional).

Medicines and First Aid Kits

(Please note our guide will also carry the first aid kit bag during the trek. However we still recommend you to bring your personal first aid kit as well)
  • Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude related headaches.
  • Ibuprofen for general aches and pains.
  • Immodium or Pepto bismol capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea.
  • Diamox (commonly prescribed as Acetazolamide) 125 or 250mg tablets for altitude sickness. Please discuss with us before starting to take this medicine.
  • 1 small personal sized first-aid kit with blister treatments such as mole skin, band-aids, some waterproof tape, anti-infection ointments, etc. Your guides will have more extensive medical gear, but you should have the basics for general use.

Miscellaneous, but Important !
  • Passport and extra passport photos (4 copies).
  • Airline ticket (Please make a copy and leave on at our office in KTM just in case if you need to change the date of your).
  • Durable wallet / pouch for travel documents, money & passport.
  • Lip balm. At least SPF 20, 2 sticks. A string taped to the stick is helpful, to hang around your neck and some are now being sold with a cord already attached. Handy as it avoids you from having to stop and look for it.
  • Sunscreen. SPF 40 is recommended and should be relatively new since it loses its' effectiveness over time.
  • Pocket knife or small Swiss Army type.
  • Water purification Iodine tablets or Polar-pure crystals.
  • Toiletry kit. Be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.
  • 2 bandanas.

Optional
  • 1 pair adjustable trekking poles. Although these are listed as optional, these can be of great assistance to people who may think of themselves and generally clumsy or with bad knees, ankles, etc, especially when going downhill (Optional).
  • Favorite snack foods, no more than 2 pounds (Optional).
  • Paperback books, cards, mp3 player (there are a couple of stops where you could recharge. Avoid players with moving hardware as it may not function. Remember, keep these items light weight (Optional).
Binoculars (Optional).
  • 1 light weight point & shoot camera or 1 large SLR. Digital cameras are ok, but you must keep the batteries warm when not in use (Optional).
  • Hydration bladder with drinking tube and tube insulator (Optional).
  • A pee bottle for men and pee funnel for woman, some swear by them to avoid that chilly late night trip (Optional).
  • 1 small stainless steel thermos (Optional).

This list is only a guide. While you are required to bring everything on this list, there are numerous options, brands, and versions of each piece of equipment. Use your experience and the listed features to find the best gear for you. Some of the above equipments can be easily found in stores in Kathmandu for cheaper prices.

Please Note: Tight fitting, figure-hugging clothing, such as those made with Lycra can often be offensive to locals, especially to women. If you find these items comfortable as a base layer, please pack something to wear on top of them.

Trip Facts

Duration: 15 Days
Accomodation: Camping and Tent/ Guesthouse
Type: Hard
Activities : Climbing
No. of Pax : Min 2
Starts From : Kathmandu
Ends at : kathmandu
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