Among the easy climbing peaks, Yala Peak (5732m) is one of the beautiful peak lies in Langtang Valley, north of Kathmandu.It contains unmatched natural beauty with combination of cultural riches. Langtang valley is decorated by more than seventy glaciers and lakes with different sizes like Gosainkunda, Bhairavkunda ,Parvatikunda . The main inhabitants are the Tamang people with full of Tibetian Culture. The Tamang culture and their rituals,traditionally built stone houses , beautifully carved wooden porches ,their unique dress and craftmanship reflects the rich Himalayan Heritage. It is spreaded east to west direction situated 30km away from Kathmandu. It was previously the restricted area and now open for tourists. In the Langtang Himalayan series, Langtang Lirung (7,245m) Lemo gang (7083m) ,Dorje Lakpa (6990m) are main attraction of Himalayas.Apart from these, mighty Shisapangma (8027m) lies in the Tibetian side.The famous Kyangjin Gompa (3749m) is the base camp of Yala Peak climbing while the high camp is at 4800m. About 400m of the trail near peak is covered with ice so we need to use crampons, ice axe and rope for our comfort. After reaching the peak of Yala Peak ,we return to Dhunchhe Bazar which is the small town of this locality via Sybrubesi and drive to Katmandu
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and met our staff and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: sightseeing tour of Kathmandu valley
Day 03: kathmandu Drive to Syabru (2200m)
Day 04: Syabru to Lama Hotel (2500m)
Day 05: Lama Hotel to Langtang (3100m)
Day 06: Langtang to Kyangching Gompa (3750m)
Day 07: Excursion to Tserko Ri (5033m)
Day 08: Trek to Yala Peak Base Camp (4800m)
Day 09: Yala Peak summit (5732m)
Day 10: Reserve day.
Day 11: Trek to Ghora Tabela (3050m)
Day 12: Trek to Syabru (2200m)
Day 13 :Trek to Sing Gompa (3300m)
Day 14: Trek to Dhunche (1950m)
Day 15: Dhunche drive back to Kathmandu by bus.
Day 16: Free day in Kathmandu.
Day 17: Transfer to airport to return to home
Nepalese visa fee $ 50 – on arrival in Kathmandu.
Freshly cooked Full board meals prepared by our cook while climbing
Properly boiled drinking water, tea and coffee while on the trek.
Accommodation in a lodge and all meals( 3 meals a day) while walking .
Accommodation in Tented camp while climbing.
Climbing Clinic Course at base camp
All required Personal and Group Climbing gear: Plastic climbing boot, crampons, climbing rope, ice axe, zoomer, harness, the figure of eight, carabineer etc
All camping equipment – 2-person member tent, dining tent, kitchen tent, staff & porter tent, toilet tent with commode, dining table with backrest chair etc.
Trekking cook, kitchen staff,
TIMS / Trekking permit, National park / Conservation entry fees
Proper Insurance of all staff including porters.
Three-star category hotel in Kathmandu in twin sharing bed and breakfast basis
Fooding, lodging and other expenses of the climbing crew
Excluded in the price
Not Included in the Cost
Nepalese visa fee $ 50 – on arrival in Kathmandu
Excess baggage charge(s)
Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return From mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu and pokhara
Travel and rescue insurance
Down jacket and sleeping bag and Walking Hiking shoes .
Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)
December, January, and February
It is called the winter season in Nepal. It is a season for snowfall in mountain region above 4300m in Nepal. So, trekking is possible below 4500m during this period. This season is noted for occasional snowfall at higher elevations in the Himalayas. Though it gets colder in a night, often it offers the clear day / blue sky and relatively fewer trekkers on the trail. Sunrise and Sunset are seen very clear and beautiful in this season. So, a tourist who wants to pass short holidays during this period Himalayan vacation Treks and Expedition welcomes to see a splendid view of nature. During this period, we arrange a family tour to experience natural beauty with short hikes and cultural tour. It is suitable for homestay tour through which different rituals and culture can be experienced during this period. The famous homestay like Sailung Timal homestay,Timal homestay, Tamang Heritage Homestay, Ghalegaon Homestay are the special places to visit.
March, April, and May
It is spring season which is known as trekking season in Nepal. A smooth wind and gentle breeze are felt all over the country. Sunny days and clear weather are the supportive factors for trekking in this season. Presence of a cloud can be seen in the sky during this season. So a short rainfall can be felt during this period. It is the season of an expedition and climbing high peaks in Nepal. So many tourists from different parts of the world come to climb peaks above 7000m in this season. Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition arranges tour and journey for climbing during this period. Peak climbing period can be in length up to June so Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition arranges attractive programs during this period. This period offers plenty of opportunities for clear mountain views. It is also the time for flowers to blossom, and the national flower of Nepal – rhododendrons – coat the mountainsides with its colorful beauty throughout the spring.
June, July, and August
It is rainy season in Nepal. As it is the season of heavy rainfall. it is also known as the crops harvesting season in Nepal. In this season, trekking is slightly difficult in Nepal. These times are blessed for the keen botanist as the higher valleys and meadows blossom with flowers and lush vegetation. Trekking in the rain-shadow (places are out of reach of the rain clouds because of the high mountains) areas north of the Himalaya like Upper Mustang and Dolpo could be an ideal trek selection. However, Himalayan vacation Treks and Expedition arranges tour and trek during this period in dry areas. We arrange treks and tour in dry areas like Mustang, Upper Dolpa, Leh Ladakh (India) and Tibet.
September, October, and November
Moderate temperatures, clear sky with outstanding views, making it a great time to do any of our treks. Occasional short storms may dump snow at high altitudes. This is the season of feast and festivals. This is also known as the special season for flowers in Nepal. Marigold is popular and found best in this season. Temples and holy places are visited during this period. Festivals like Dashain, Tihar, and Chhath are celebrated during this season. Long national holidays are offered for this festival for workers. This season is known as the king of the season. No rainfall, sunny days and moderate temperature are the most favorable factors of this season for treks and tours in Nepal. Every kind of treks and tours can be done during this period. So many tourists come to see beautiful Nepal in this season. Many trekking routes are full of tourist during this season. Peaks 6000m to 7000m is the best destination for climbing in this season. Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition welcomes tourist to feel the splendid view of the nature of Nepal in this season.
Equipment & Packing List
This list is a guideline to help you pack for your adventure. Please understand that the items listed below will vary according to the season and the duration of the trek. The weight limit for your luggage is 33 pounds or 12 kg. Your gear will be carried by your porter and you will be required to carry your own day-pack (with your valuables and things of immediate importance to you). We also suggest that you pack only what is necessary. Our list of equipment is prepared on the basis of our long experience. The Himalayan Vacation Trek & Expedition Team leader will check your gear to ensure you have all the necessary equipment at the start of the trek. If necessary, the HVTreks’ guide will request additions of necessary equipment when and where it is available.
Important documents and items
Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
Dollars, pounds or Euros in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts
Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler’s checks, etc.
Bandana or headscarf, also useful for dusty conditions
A Warm hat that covers your ears (wool or synthetic)
Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs
Sunglasses with UV protection
Prescription sunglasses (if required)
Polypropylene shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves)
Gore-Tex jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable
1 pair of lightweight poly-liner gloves.
1 pair of lightweight wool or fleece gloves
1 pair of mittens, consists of 1 Gore-Tex over mitt matched with a very warm polar-fleece mitt liner (seasonal)
Non-cotton underwear briefs
1 pair of Hiking shorts
1 pair of Hiking trousers
1 pair of lightweight thermal bottoms (seasonal)
1 pair of fleece or woolen trousers
1 pair of waterproof shell pants, breathable fabric
2 pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks
2 pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
1 pair of Hiking boots with spare laces (sturdy soles, water resistant, ankle support, “broken in”)
1 pair of trainers or running shoes and/or sandals
Cotton socks (optional)
Gaiters (winter only), optional are “low” ankle high version
1 sleeping bag (good to -10 degrees C or 14 degrees F)*
Fleece sleeping bag liner (optional)
Hot water bag under a sleeping bag
Rucksack and Travel Bags
1 medium rucksack (50-70 liters/3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used for an airplane carry-on)
1 large duffel bag
A small daypack/backpack for carrying your valuables should have good shoulder padding
Small padlocks for duffel-kit bags
2 large waterproof rucksack covers (optional)
-Note: In the larger towns and cities of Nepal, pharmacies have available common over-the-counter pharmaceuticals. Western/foreign brand name products and prescription drugs are not. We suggest you bring the pharmaceuticals you use in enough quantity.
Small, personal first-aid kit with first-aid tape, antiseptics, and plasters (Band-Aids) (please simple and light)
Aspirin or preferred comparable
A cough and/or cold medicine
Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetazolamide
Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc.
Water filter or water purification tablets
1 set of earplugs
Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies
Please Do Not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.