Yala Peak Climbing is one of the best options for mountaineering enthusiasts to earn genuine climbing experience while the insane proximity to nature is truly blissful. The journey is a rather short one nevertheless it always exceeds the expectations. Yala Peak Climbing is a great choice for freshers who aspire to kickoff their mountaineering experience. It is a relatively easy climbing trek which does not require mountaineering experience so good fitness is sufficient for scaling the summit. The trek also takes you to numerous holy sites and an opportunity to observe Sherpa culture and lifestyle.
The 18-days journey begins with a drive from Kathmandu to Syabru. We make our way up to Langtang as we pass across Lama Hotel along the way. The Langtang region is famous for its rich cultural lineage and ravishing natural beauty. A land shrouded in mystery, the trek to Yala peak gives you mesmerizing views of Shishapangma(8,013m), Tsergo Ri (4984m), Langtang Lirung (7,227m) and Dorje Lakpa (6,966m). Langtang is also the land of glaciers and lakes which is a home to more than over seventy glaciers and also houses the holy lakes for the Hindu. The Langtang National Park is also famous for its vivid flora and fauna. During the months of April, rhododendron flowers cover the entire forests giving it a beautiful red color. The Sherpa’s and the Tamang’s are the primary inhabitants of this region who are Nepalese-Tibetans. Mostly Buddhists, their houses have prayer flags waving with fast blowing wind and the Buddhist inheritance can easily be felt. We will be seeing many places of cultural value during our trek towards Yala peak. The Kyanjin Gompa is one of the must-see places during this trek as it is the ancient and most important monastery of the Tamang community. This trek is going to give you the chance to witness the most breath taking views of sunrises, sunsets and the night sky.
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Important Note: Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Epic Adventures. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails traveling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.
One of the representatives will pick you at Tribhuvan International Airport and escort you to the hotel. Have some rest and enjoy typical Nepali dinner in the hotel.
Today you will visit numerous cultural heritage sites of the Kathmandu valley. Kathmandu is popularly known for its history, diverse culture and religious harmony among the inhabitants. The sites include the Basantapur Durbar square, Pashupatinath Temple and Boudhanath Stupa which are also listed as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. After visiting these places, we return to the hotel and the guide will give you brief information about tomorrow’s trek.
After having breakfast, we move to Syabru early in the morning to avoid as much traffic as possible. We will drive along the bank of Trishuli River. Then from Trishuli Bazaar, we will head towards Syabrubesi with the magnificent views of mountains and green lush forests. Then on reaching Syabrubesi, we will have some rest and overnight in the lodge.
As our trek begins, we will slowly begin to ascend Lama Hotel. Keeping Langtang Khola by our side we will walk past a few settlements of the Tamang community, who live in beautiful stone houses. You will enjoy the green lush forests with varieties of flora and fauna along the way. On reaching Lama Hotel, we will have some rest and roam around the village.
After breakfast we will continue to move forward to our destination. We will continue walking through rhododendron forests leading us to Ghodatabela (3030m). Here, you will see the glimpse of yak grazing as the area is covered with dense forests. Then, we pass through small waterfalls, scattered villages and beautiful Buddhist temple structures before reaching Langtang village where we will stay for the night.
Today, it will be a short trek towards Kyanjin Gumba for about 3 hours. This walk is also filled with lush meadows where animal are found to be grazing which makes for a great photography site.
Kyanjin Gumba is a monastery which is a major religious symbol to the residents of this region. The path to Kyanjin Gumba is lined with prayer flags and small prayer stupas.
Today will be free day in Kyanjin Gumba. Following many wild Yaks and mountain cows we will make our way to Tserko Ri. This walk will not only help us get used to the altitude and acclimatize, but also will give us to see one of the most beautiful sunrises with a panorama of Mt.Langtang Lirung (7227m) and Mt. Kyanjin Ri (4773m)and glaciers in the background. After taking photographs, we will return back towards Kyanjin Gumba for the overnight.
Following similar path, today we will descend a little to reach the Yala Peak Base Camp. If we are trekking during a good season; we will be able to see multiple tents from any climber dotted in the area. We will spend the night here. You will also be given a short training on the use of climbing equipments and safety tips will be provided by our guides.
We will begin our climb to the summit early in the morning with our guides. While this is an easy climb, it is tiring and much care should be taken while doing so. We will come across steep terrain which can be dangerous so, utmost caution should be taken. You will have to carefully follow the instructions of the guides to complete the climb successfully.
It may not be possible to summit the peak on one day itself due to weather conditions and other factors thus we keep a few days as a precaution. We want to try our best to be able to summit the peak.
Today is the last day we have kept as a contingency approach for the climb and we should be able to finish the climb by today. Mountains are unpredictable forces and can change their weather at any given time.
On reaching the peak we will be able to see many mountains at a breathtakingly short distance. The mountains include Langtang Lirung (7,227m), Tsergo Ri (4984m), Tserko Peak (5749m) and so on. Yala Peak Climbing is the beginning and from here you will climb many other higher peaks in the future. We will return back to base camp also it’s the last day we will spend at the base camp.
Today we will retrace the same path towards Kyanjin Gumba and Langtang towards Ghodatabela. It will be a long trek so on reaching here you can have a good rest in the lodge. In the evening, you can roam around the villages and enjoy the local meal provided by the Tamang people.
Today’s walk to takes us to Syabru through Lama Hotel. We first take a downhill route to reach Lama Hotel. We retrace our steps back through the path that we crossed earlier. We will walk through the dense jungles of bamboo and rhododendron before making it to Syabru.
Following similar roads we will trek to Dhunche and then give our legs some well needed and rest. Dhunche is a small town where we will finish this trek. In the evening, you can also roam around the bazaar here in Dhunche. We also bid farewell to the region that incorporated our journey for such a beautiful experience and the warm hospitality. Overnight at Dhunche.
Today we will make our way back to Kathmandu early in the morning to avoid traffic as much as possible. After arrival in hotel, you can have a good rest after the long hectic drive. You can take a stroll around the market places nearby the hotel.
Today can be spent exploring the small gullies and alleys of Kathmandu or souvenir and gift shopping before your trip to Nepal ends. In the evening, you can spend beautiful peaceful time in Garden Of Dreams and roam around the streets of Thamel.
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