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  • Duration:11 Nights 12 Days
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Group:1 - 10
  • Activity:Trekking & Climbing
  • Pickup:TIA Airport
  • Max altitude: 5550m

About Yala Peak Climbing

Yala Peak, 5550m, is the perfect introduction to Himalayan peak climbing, a safe way to have a true alpine peak experience, even for those without any previous climbing experience. Any physically fit person can safely summit Yala Peak. The final scramble to the summit is fairly straightforward and only an additional 700m. Yala Peak, the smallest of all the trekking peaks in Nepal, can be done in the shortest time, while still at a pace to allow proper acclimatization.

Since the Langtang Valley is a less popular destination than Everest or Annapurna, there are fewer tourists in this area.The Langtang Valley stretches up to the Tibet border, so it’s a chance to experience a culture that is strongly influenced Tibetan heritage and geographical proximity. Langtang Valley is rimmed to the north, by peaks rising to around 6500m, and smaller range of 5-6000m to the south. Yala Peak falls in the northern range

The Yala Peak Climbing trail starts at Syabrubesi, 1505m, after a spectacular 9 hour drive that follows the winding Trishuli River gorge. The trek starts in sub-tropical forests, but as it climbs higher into the Langtang Valley the forests grow thinner and the valley widens. Approaching Langtang Village, 3300m, on the second day, there are great views of Lantang Lirung, 7246m, Lenpo Gang, 7083m, Dorje Lakpa, 6990m, and even the mighty Shishapangma, 8013m, Tibet’s only 8000+meter mountain.

The 4th day reaches the last settlement on the trail, Kyanjing Gompa, 3970m, the site of an ancient Buddist monastery. There are many chortens by the path, and it is the custom to walk with them to our right. Spending an extra day to acclimatize gives us time to explore the Langshisa glacier or climb to Kyangjin Ri, 4350m, for more amazing views of the snow-capped mountains.

The trail to Yala Peak Base Camp, 4800m, is not too difficult and there are beautiful views on the way. From just above base camp we can see the rocky south face of Yala Peak and the Yala Glacier on the south-west face. From Base Camp we make our pitch for the summit, which is more difficult if there is snow. The trail ascends to a rock ridge, and then drops and ascends steeply on boulders. There is a flat area before the final 40m of vertical snow/rock cliff leading to the narrow summit ridge. 

To celebrate our achievement we attach our new prayer flags to the summit pole which covered with flags from past expeditions. The view from the summit is amazing. We can see Langtang Lirung to the west. Yansa Tsenji, 6500m a mountain on the Nepal-Tibet border, Shishapangma, 8013m, in Tibet, Morimoto Peak, 6750m, and Langshisa Ri, 6800m, to the east. By the time we start our careful descent to Kyanjin Gomba, the Yala Glacier will be groaning in the heat of the sun.

The best seasons for the Yala Peak Expedition are spring ( mid-March to May) and autumn (mid-September to late November). Most of the tourists come during these seasons, so the routes may be a bit crowded. Some may prefer to avoid the crowds, and climb Yala Peak during the winter months (December to February), when the weather is crisp and cold and the views of the mountains are crystal clear. If you are well prepared for the cold weather, the winter is also a great time to climb.

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Highlights of Yala Peak Climbing

  • safe introductory peak for novice mountaineers
  • amazing trek to the langtang valley 
  • trek with our experienced local Sherpa team 
  • experience Tibetan-like culture
  • amazing summit view from Yala Peak 

Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Flying to Kathmandu is in itself an exciting and memorable experience. On a clear day you will get a panoramic view of the snowcapped Annapurna mountain range. In the airport, after completing the visa formalities, collect your luggage downstairs. As you exit the airport terminal, you will be met by our representative carrying your name on a signboard as well as our company signboard, Annapurna Foothills Treks & Expedition. You will be taken to your hotel in our vehicle, where you will be served free welcome drinks, tea or coffee or juice as you check in.

The Managing Director of our company will meet you in the hotel and provide more information about the expedition. Your dues must be cleared before we proceed on the trip. Afterward, you are free to relax or explore around the city. Overnight stay at hotel   

  • Hotel
  • 1,300 m/4,265 ft
  • Private Tourist Vechile

We take a 9hr scenic drive north of Kathmandu along the Trishuli River Valley to Sybru Besi, via Dhunche village; Guesthouse accommodation. Overnight in Lodge . Included Meals (B L D) 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • 1,505 m/4,936 ft
  • Tourist Bus

We trek 5hrs from Sybrubensi to Lama Hotel, walking along the Bhote Koshi river and Langtang Khola river passing through a village, Bamboo, which is famous for the red panda. Guesthouse accommodation.  Overnight in Lodge. Included Meals (B L D)   

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • 5 hrs
  • 2,415 m/7,921 ft

We trek 6hrs from Lama Hotel to Langtang via Ghodatabela. At Ghodatabela, 3000m, the trail emerges from the forest; teahouse accommodation. Overnight in Lodge. Included Meals (B L D) 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • 5-6 hrs
  • 3,430 m/11,250 ft

The trail climbs gradually through small villages and yak pastures. As the valley opens out, the views become more extensive. After crossing several small streams and moraines, we reach the settlement at Kyangjin Gompa by about lunch time. There is a small monastery and a cheese factory. It is a dramatic setting, with a panorama of snow covered peaks surrounding us. From this point, you will see the Dorje Larpa, 6990m, Langtang Ri, 6370m, Langtang Lirung, 7245m and others. Overnight in Lodge Included Meals (B L D

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • 3-4 hrs
  • 3,870 m/12,693 ft

We take a day off to acclimatize, explore and have a proper rest. We can climb Kyangjin Ri, 4350m, from where you get wonderful views of the snow-capped mountains. We can walk up the moraine to see the spectacular mountain ridges and undulating glaciers. Overnight in Lodge Included Meals (B L D) 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • 3 hrs
  • 3,870 m/12,693 ft

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, and Yala Peak. At Base Camp, Overnight in Tent Included Meals (B L D)

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Camping
  • 5-6 hrs
  • 4,400 m/14,432 ft

  Our main adventure day begins with an early morning start to climb Yala Peak. At the summit of Yala Peak, you will be stunned by the panoramic views of Shishapangma 8012m , Dorje Lakpa 6966,, Ganchenpo 6388m, Naya Kang 5844m, Tserko Ri 4600m , Langtang Lirung 7227m Changbu 6251m, Kinshung 6781m, Yobra 6264m and many Tibetan mountains. We then head back to base camp for hot juice and lunch. After short rest, we begin the descent all the way to Kyangjin Gompa. This is a very long but satisfying day! Overnight in Lodge Included Meals (B L D)

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • 8-9 hrs
  • 3,870 m/12,693 ft

We retrace our steps back to the Lama Hotel. Walking through the rhododendron and pine forest we may see deer and snow leopards native to this region. Overnight in Lodge Included Meals (B L D) 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • 6 hrs
  • 2,784 m/9,131 ft

We follow the Bhote Kosi River on the left side of the valley to the north and then return on the opposite side. Passing through paddy and corn fields we finally descend to our campsite at Syabrubesi. meals: B,L

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Lodge/Tea House
  • 5 hrs
  • 1,505 m/4,936 ft

The drive back to Kathmandu should take approximately 6 hours, on arrival the rest of the day at leisure. meals: B,L 

  • Breakfast
  • Hotel
  • 1300m/4,265ft
  • Tourist Bus

Our Nepalese support team will take you to the airport for your flight back to home.

  • Breakfast
  • Private Tourist Vechile

What's included

  • Transfer from Airport – Hotel – Airport: Car, Van, Hi-ace or Coaster in a private vehicle.
  • Authentic Nepali welcome dinner with Live Nepalese Cultural Program.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu, Two nights on Twin share Bed and Breakfast Basis.
  • Accommodation during Trek ; local lodges 8 nights  (Full board meals with twin-share rooms ,beds with comfortable foam mattress and pillows)
  • Accommodation during camping : 1 night camping  
  • English speaking experienced Sherpa guide (Govt. Trained/License Holder).
  • All Camping Equipment required during the clmbing , sleeping tents/mattresses, kitchen tent, kitchen equipment
  • All required Personal and Group Climbing gears
  • Climbing rope, Ice screws, Snow bar
  • One Sherpa guide-assistant if group size is more than 4 Trekkers.
  • Porters: One porter for Two Trekkers basis.
  • Camping Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation.
  • Personal insurance for Nepalese staff.
  • Annapurna Foothill’s Duffle bag for Trekking.
  • Annapurna Foothill's Tshirt
  • Energy Supplies ( Snickers, Mars, Bounty) and Fresh Fruits on the Trek 
  • First aid medicine kit.
  • Langtang National Park Fee, TIMS permits & all required permits or Official Documentation.
  • All ground transfers Kathamndu – Syabru Besi - Kathmandu Local Bus ( Private Jeep Option - $ 360 USD Bothways ) 
  • All government and local taxes

Personal Climbing Gears includes:

  • Mountaineering Boots 
  • Crampons
  • Harness 
  • Ice Axe
  • 2 x Tape slings
  • 2 x Screwgate Karabiners
  • Descender / Abseil Device (Jumar)
  • Prussic Loops
  • Helmet

What’s Excluded

  • Your Personal Travel Insurance.
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fee.
  • Lunch & Dinner in cities - allow $ 10 to 14 for per meal in Tourist restaurants.
  • Beverages (soft drinks, mineral water,boiled water and beer).
  • Tips for guide, porters and driver (customary).
  • Any personal expenses not mentioned in above services.
  • Additional night accommodation in Kathmandu early return from Trek (due to any reason) than the planned itinerary.

Availabilities

FromToStatusPrice  
start date15 Mar, 2020end date26 Mar, 2020Available$1300
start date31 Mar, 2020end date11 Apr, 2020Available$1300

Departure Note:

Guaranteed - We already have trekkers booked for those dates and you can join the group. 

Available - The date is available to book and once you confirm your trip it will be guaranteed.

Limited - The departure date is filling fast and only limited seats are available to join. 

Closed- The Trip cannot be booked on that specific date. Contact us for customized dates. 
 

The departure dates are your arrival dates in Nepal.


We have set dates for departure to the Yala Peak Climbing. So, pick your preferable date and let the adventure begin. 

If the date you prefer is not listed on our departure dates then you can contact us directly to book the trip on your own desired date. 

We have listed the price up to 10 trekkers at maximum. If you are more than 10 trekkers, then please feel free to contact us for amazing discounted group price and further booking process.

Private Trips to Yala Peak Climbing is possible. Contact us to design your own private trips with you loved ones. 

Solo Trips: Single trekkers are always welcome to join the climb. On your arrival at Kathmandu, you’ll have a single room in Kathmandu Hotel as per your requirement and have to share a room at the local teahouses during the trekking. 

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Useful Info

The Best Time to Climb Yala Peak:

The best seasons for the Yala Peak Expedition are spring ( mid-March to May) and autumn (mid-September to late November). Most of the tourists come during these seasons, so the routes may be a bit crowded. Some may prefer to avoid the crowds, and climb Yala Peak during the winter months (December to February), when the weather is crisp and cold and the views of the mountains are crystal clear. If you are well prepared for the cold weather, the winter is also a great time to climb.
 

Why Climb Yala Peak with Annapurna Foothills Treks?

Annapurna Foothills Treks has been running climbing expeditions for over 10 years. Annapurna Foothills Treks reaches for the highest ethical business practices. Our team of mountaineering guides is dynamic, professional, and qualified as instructors.
 

Why Climb with a Sherpa?

Annapurna Foothills Treks is here to save you the unnecessary expense of going with an expatriate company and an expatriate guide. Our qualified and experienced guides are well able to guide your expedition safely and can provide an accurate cultural perspective as well. Additionally, when you book with Annapurna Foothills Treks, you are supporting the Sherpa community who are dependent on the trekking/climbing industry for their livelihood.

Our climbing guides are dedicated mountaineers and license-holders who always put your safety first. They use harness and ropes below the every peak whether for crevasse danger or steep slopes. Our Sherpa guides are there to fix the rope as well as teach climbers how to fix the rope or set up a belay for glacier travel.

While some people spend unnecessarily to go with a foreign company, others risk their lives to save money by going without a guide. We encourage you to play it safe, and climb with our experienced guides. Our packages are reasonably priced and afford the safety of an experienced guide who will allow you the independence you desire.

The routes we suggest are almost always the most straightforward. Under good conditions, none of the routes are challenging for skillful technical alpinist. Safety-conscious amateurs have potential to provide satisfaction and experience without much risk.
 

Sherpa Support Staff:

Even our support staff are well experienced, so you can look forward to a well organized trip. The relationship we have developed among us over the years makes for a wonderful exchange of ideas, laughter and assistance. Your personal packs will be carried by the porters, saving you time and energy to fully enjoy the surrounding environment.

Each staff member at Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions is insured for their appropriate roles. (Some companies are cutting corners here.)
 

Logistics:

You can fully enjoy the world of mountains unfettered by the rigors of food preparation, lodging and logistics. Annapurna Foothills Treks provides a wide variety of quality meals to keep climbers healthy and strong. Most of the food is flown in from Kathmandu.
 

Environmental Responsibility:

Annapurna Foothills Treks practices and teaches the Leave-No-Trace principles. Moreover, we are committed to protecting the land and culture of the indigenous people. The mountains are our home and we are unwilling to sacrifice their preservation for human objectives.

Altitude Advice:

It is really difficult to head straight up to high altitude for the first time even if you follow the recommended 400m-a-day-rule. Walking, let alone climbing, uphill at 5000m is harder than you think. The trek in is a means of acclimatization and getting fit. Our itinerary is planned to allow rational acclimatization and avoid altitude sickness.

Yala Peak Trip Accommodation:

Accommodation is included in the cost of your package. Annapurna Foothills Treks takes great care to arrange the most comfortable accommodation possible throughout your stay.

During the trek, the nights will be spent in clean and comfortable tea houses with plenty of character and good food. The simple rooms usually have two narrow beds. The family run lodges are a great place to get to know the Nepalese people. In Nepalese culture, a guest is equal to god, and surely this has become even more of a reality since the tourism industry has improved their meager opportunities to earn. You will be made very welcome!

During the climbing period, Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions supply all camping equipment and meals. Three hot meals per day will be served; breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea/coffee and boiled water. The meals will be tasty and hygienic. On summit day we provide a packed lunch of high calorie foods that are easily eaten at high altitude. As well as your Sherpa guide there will be a team of porters to carry the camping gear and set up tents and a well- trained cook.

Travel Insurance:

To must be adequately protected in terms of insurance. You will need special travel insurance for participation in hazardous activities. We recommend a complete travel insurance policy that covers cancellation, lost baggage, theft, injury, liability, medical treatment, death and expenses. Make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal including trekking and climbing.

If a client requires medical treatment, all hospital expenses, including doctors fees and repatriation costs, are the clients responsibility.

If you are injured and unable to walk in a remote area, a helicopter rescue will be arranged. Annapurna foothills Treks has an agreement in Kathmandu that guarantees payment for helicopter evacuations. We will pay a cash deposit to the helicopter operator and collect the money from you once you have been rescued. Before leaving on the expedition, we will make sure your policy specifically covers mountaineering or alpinism otherwise you may have a difficult time settling the large claim.

Safe Drinking Water

We suggest that you drink boiled water or bring chlorine tablets to purify the normal water available in the guest houses along the way. There is a small fee charged for the boiled water. Several guesthouses have Euro-guard filters. Although mineral water is available in most places, there is no provision to dispose of the plastic bottles, so we encourage the guests to do what they can to protect the environment.

Re-charging Batteries of Electronic Items on the Trek

You can recharge your digital camera, iPod, batteries etc. with electricity or solar power sources. You may need to buy an adaptor in Kathmandu before the trip since the plugs in Nepal might be different. The lodges charge a small fee per hour for recharging facilities.

Nepal uses 220-240 volts to power your appliances. The sockets fit both round and flat plugs.

Spending Money per Day

Although it depends on your spending habits, you should allocate US$ 7 - 10 per meal in Kathamndu. On the trek, US$9 - 12 a day should be enough to buy chocolates, Coca Cola and a beer.

Safety for Yala Peak Climb

When travelling in remote mountain regions, uncertainties such as weather, health problems and natural disasters require a certain amount of flexibility. While our goal is to follow the itinerary, that is not our first priority; your safety is always our first priority. Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions request your cooperation to accept the decisions and advice of our trusted and experienced guides if they deem it necessary to change or cancel any part of the itinerary due to safety concerns.

We should also plan for few extra days as bad weather may affect the designed schedule. This doesnt guarantee the successful ascent but often avoids the disappointment of a cloudy summit day.

How Can I Plan and Confirm My Trip?

Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expedition is a government licensed trekking and touring company in Nepal. On the following terms and conditions, we accept your bookings.

In order to confirm your bookings we require a non-refundable deposit US$ of 10% down payment in advance is mandatory to book the flight tickets and hotel booking and permit process too. Bookings must be done 60 days prior to your planned trekking date, to reserve a place. This amount can be sent by bank-to-bank transfer, Western Union, money grams, or credit card (telex transfer or wire transfer). And the rest of the money must be paid to us upon arrival.

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