Awesome Nepal Treks offers Yala Peak Climb around beautiful Langtang valley, a moderate and adventurous trip with enjoyable and fascinating time around north of Kathmandu at Central Himalaya range of mountains within magnificent Langtang Valley.
Yala Peak Climb leads you to scenic area visiting Tamang cultural villages of Tibetan Buddhist origin and into pristine forested areas of tall rhododendron-magnolia-firs-birch and pines trees with bamboos where elusive Red Panda habitats rarely seen during the walks. Yala Peak Climb offers a delightful short adventure little more of a week duration, suitable for all types of travelers from families-school / college groups and corporate people or for veteran trekkers and adventurer as good exercise before joining major high altitude treks and other adventure around Himalaya.
For beginners this will be an excellent introduction to Himalayan foothills where one can get the taste of local culture, traditional old custom in the shade of high central Himalaya with beautiful scenery of rolling green hills, verdant valley, and pristine beautiful forest wherein spring turns into a natural wilderness garden when wild-flowers are in full bloom turning the whole areas with riots of brilliant colors.
On reaching at Kyanjin Gompa within beautiful Langtang valley with time to explore its lovely areas and then our walk leads at the end of the valley to start our main highlight of the adventure Yala Peak Climb. Yala Peak stands above 5,732 m / 18,806 ft high, the grade is only PD ‘Per Difficult’ walking in ice and glaciers with the straightforward climb of less technical knowhow to reach the summit top with the super panorama of surrounding high peaks. Our wonderful Yala Peak Climb around Langtang Valley Trekking completes with an exciting drive back Kathmandu after a great memorable moment around Central Himalaya at Langtang with glorious views and Yala Peak Climb.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
Day 02: In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour at places of interest.
Day 03: Drive to Syabrubesi 1,470 m via Trisuli and Dhunche town 1,950 – 07 hrs.
Day 04: Trek to Lama Hotel 2,350 m – 06 hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Langtang village 3, 307m – 05 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa 3,749m – 04 hours.
Day 07: Rest-Day for acclimatization at leisure for the hike around.
Day 08: Trek to Yala Peak Base Camp 4,400 m / 14,435 ft – 06 hours.
Day 09: Climb to the summit of Yala Peak 5,732 m / 18,806 ft.
Day 10: Return to Kyanjin Gompa – 05 hrs.
Day 11: Trek to Lama Hotel – 06 hrs.
Day 12: Trek to Syabrubesi – 05 hrs.
Day 13: Drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotels.
Day 14: In Kathmandu free day for individual activities.
Day 15: International departure for homeward bound.
On reaching Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, received by our staff and then transfer to your respective hotels in the heart of Kathmandu city, after getting refreshed our guide briefs with information regarding Yala Peak Climb and Langtang Valley Trekking, lodge on the route with doing and don’ts with evening group welcome dinner.
A free day in Kathmandu to relieve you from jetlag on long flights, our morning sightseeing tour starts after breakfast in the hotel, where you will be engrossed with tour around world heritage sites around Kathmandu visiting Old Durbar (palace) Square, and ancient stupa of Swayambhunath, after a tour head back to hotel with preparation for Yala Peak and Langtang Valley Trekking. (other options on the tour of Hindu Holy Temple of Pashupatinath dedicated to Lord Shiva and Bouddhanath large Buddhist Stupa the area is also known as Little Tibet)
Morning travel by overland on main Kathmandu to Dhunche-Syabrubesi highway, leading through Himalayan foothills, on reaching at Trisuli Bazaar within warm sub-tropical our journey continues uphill on winding road towards cooler area past many farm villages and town to reach at Dhunche at the height of 1,950 m. Headquarter and main town of Rasuwa district of Langtang area where Langtang National Park begins.
From Dhunche drive leads downhill on the zig-zag road to reach at Syabrubesi village the home of Tamang tribe people in the shade of Ganesh and Langtang Himal, overnight in a nice cozy lodge at Syabrubesi.
The trek from Syabrubesi is quite pleasant with few up climbs for a while but the rest of the walk is gradual on the winding trail through the terraced farm fields and villages, as the trail descends and joins the path coming from upper Syabru at the Riverside Lodge near the place of Bamboo, the trek from here leads to cool forest in the gorge following the torrent glacial river Trisuli upstream, the walk is more or less an uphill climb in the cool shade of rhododendron and oaks forest after six hours walk reaching a small clearing at Lama-Hotel.
From here few hours morning walk to Ghoretabela for lunch stop amidst the lovely forest of pines, hemlocks, and rhododendron from here onwards you can feel the altitude also.
After a pleasant break here, trek continues on the trail to Langtang and its beautiful valley, the walk for an hour is pleasant in the cool shade of alpine woodland, after a small stream leaving the tree line behind the path leads uphill for an hour, then walk gets better on gradual trail with few ups and down to Langtang village for overnight stop.
From Langtang village walk on the nice path and then on an uphill trail for few hours following “mani-prayer wall” where walking clockwise direction a positive way in respect to the Buddhist religion, walk leads further east as the valley opens up with views of snow-capped peaks.
After few hours of the gentle walk with views brings you at Kyanjin Gompa a charming and scenic spot with beautiful views of Langtang Lirung of above 7,000m and its icefall at close distance Kyanjin Gompa, surrounded by a ridge formed by glacial moraine of rocks and boulders.
At leisure, a well-deserved rest day here visit a small Cheese factory or walk up to Tsego-Ri or Kyangin Ri at above 4,700 m / 15,420ft which will add more heights of this adventure offers the stunning panorama of snow-capped mountains.
After Kyanjin Gompa, heading towards our main highlight and adventure towards Yala Peak base camp leading at the end of beautiful and scenic Langtang valley, walking on rocks and glacier with the steep climb over an icy path to reach available and reasonable flat spot to set our base camp at 4,400m.
Yala peak Base camp provides views of Ganchenpo, Naya Kang, Tserko Ri, Yala peak and others peaks till Yala base camp is reached for the first camp of this trip after being in the comfort of a lodge, base camp with the marvelous view of high massif surrounding mountains.
Our Big Day! Of the adventure starting early morning towards Yala Peak summit, the climb leads with less technical difficulties, but takes nearly eight hours to reach the top ridge the summit top and back to base camp.
A strenuous tough climb leads you on the summit top at 5,732 meters / 18,806 feet high, from the top enjoy the view of the super sweeping panorama of mountains and then descend safely to base camp, after an exciting and enjoyable climb on top Yala peak.
Leaving Yala Peak base camp, walk back to Kyanjin Gompa following icy path steeply descends offering marvelous views of massif Himalaya, enjoying views of mountains and gently ascend to reach Kyanjin Gompa for an overnight stop.
After a wonderful time at Kyanjin, retrace the journey back on same route to Lama-Hotel a small settlement in the midst of the forest at the bank of upper Trisuli River.
Trek today follows on the same route on the downhill walk to reach back at Syabrubesi, and then after a crossing, a bridge walk is pleasant into farm areas and terraces to reach at Syabrubesi with last overnight around Rasuwa district within Langtang Himal.
Morning a scenic drive back to Kathmandu with grand memories of fabulous and exciting adventure on Yala Peak Climb with Langtang Valley trekking, an interesting six hour brings you back in Kathmandu with an afternoon free at leisure for shopping souvenirs.
Awesome Nepal allows a free day for you to enjoy individual activities in and around Kathmandu or just relax recalling the memories of beautiful Langtang valley trekking.
Your last day in amazing Nepal, the land of Himalayan wonders after wonderful experience and fond memories of Yala Peak Climb with Langtang Valley Trekking around great Central Himalaya region, our staff transfer you to the airport as per your time for the international flight for your final departure towards homeward bound.