Yala Peak Trek

Trip Overview

Yala Peak Trek is a remarkable trip to the Langtang region which explores the trails close to the Nepal-Tibet border. The trip goes through the Langtang National Park and explores its remarkable biodiversity as well. Similarly, the trip offers sublime sights of the Himalayas like Langtang Lirung (7227m), Ganesh Himal (7224m), and Jugal Himal (6070m). The Tamang and Tibetan villages in the Langtang Valley offers an authentic lifestyle of the locals living there.

Before you start the official trip to the Yala Peak (5500m), you take a tour around the Kathmandu Valley and visit the world heritage sites. Beginning the trip, you head to Syabrubensi in a bus passing the Trishuli River valley. The next day, you start your official trek towards Lama Hotel through the rhododendron forests and the Langtang River. You head to Mundu via Langtang Village and then head to Kyanjin Gompa the following day. You trek to Tserko Ri (4984m) from Kyanjin to get panoramic views of the Himalayas and then return to Kyanjin.

Further, you trek to Yala Base Camp and train to climb and use various climbing tools. Finally, on the 7th day of the trip, you climb the summit of Yala Peak (5500m). The trail is moderately difficult and any physically fit person can get to the summit of the peak. After you complete the climb, you return to the base camp and head to Kyanjin Gompa. The next day, you retrace your way back to Lama Hotel via Mundu and Langtang village.

The trail bends towards Gosainkunda from Lama Hotel. You head to Thulo Syabru from Lama Hotel and the views of Himalayas start to fade. You head to Shin Gompa from Thulo Syabru and further trek to Gosainkunda. You explore the place and then head back to Dhunche the next day. Lastly, you drive to Kathmandu from Dhunche. Spring and autumn are the best seasons for this trek as the views are clear and the chances of rain are less. Also, the climate and weather are suitable for the trip during these seasons.

At Nepal Peak Adventure, we help you in every step in this trek. We provide you with better transportation and accommodation facilities during the trip. Also, we have various other trips and offers across the country.

Trip Highlights:

  • Climb to the summit of Yala Peak (5500m)
  • Scale Tserko Ri (4984m) and view the stunning panorama of Langtang, Ganesh Himal, and Jugal Himal ranges
  • Visit Gosainkunda, the holy lake of Hindus
  • Explore Kyanjin Gompa, Shin Gompa, and many other Sherpa and Tibetan heritages

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival [1300m]

Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation [1300m]

Day 03: Drive to Syabrubensi [1420m] 7/8 Hour Drive

Day 04: Trek from Syabrubensi to Lama Hotel (2340m) – 5/6 hour

Day 05: Trek from Lama Hotel to Mundu (3543m) - 6/7 hour

Day 06: Trek from Mundu to Kyanjin Gompa (3,870m) - 4/5 hour

Day 07: Explore Tserko Ri (4984m) 8/10 hour

Day 08: Trek from Kyanjin Gompa to Yala Peak Base Camp (4600 m) Stay at tented camp

Day 09: Summit the Yala peak and trek back to Kyanjin Gompa

Day 10: Trek from Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel (2340m) – 5/6 hour

Day 11: Trek from Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru Village (1,900m) - 5/6 hour

Day 12: Trek from Thulo Syabru Village to Shin Gompa (3330m) - 4/5 hour

Day 13: Trek from Shin Gompa to Gosainkunda Lake (4380m), 4/5 hour

Day 14: Trek from Gosainkunda to Dhunche (2030m) - 7/8-hour walk

Day 15: Drive back to Kathmandu (1400m) - 7/8 hour

Day 16: Departure from Kathmandu (1400m)

 

Cost Includes

Airport pick-up on arrival and transfer to your hotel

Welcome dinner with Nepali cultural program and a farewell dinner.

Accommodation in a 3-star level hotel in Kathmandu for three nights including breakfast

Kathmandu-Syafrubesi and Dhunche-Kathmandu bus fare

Teahouse lodge accommodations during the trek

All three meals of the day during the trek

Government certified experienced, fluent English speaker, first aid and eco trained expedition guide.

Guide’s expenses 

Porter’s expenses (one porter for every two persons)

All Necessary Climbing Permit Charge

All trekking fee and permit fees as applicable

All Government and Local taxes as applicable

Down jacket and a sleeping bag for the trek (upon request) and should be returned after the trek

One duffle bag (upon request) and a T-shirt as a souvenir 

Trekking map and trekking completion certificate

Group medical kit box with necessary medicines

The arrangement of Emergency helicopter evacuation service which will be covered by your travel insurance plan

Final departure transfer

Cost Excludes

Nepal Visa

International flight to Kathmandu and return ticket from Nepal.

Your meal at Kathmandu besides welcome dinner, farewell dinner, and breakfast

The entire cost of beverages (except hot drinks mentioned in the inclusion list), mineral water and beer, etc. while on the treks

Travel insurance (must include Helicopter evacuation)

Tipping to the guide, porter and all climbing crew

Climbing equipment of personal nature

Items not included in the inclusion list comes under your expenses

Itinerary

You land in Kathmandu at Tribhuvan International Airport and our representatives will welcome you at the arrival gate. You’ll be transferred to our hotel where you will meet the guides and company staff. You get some information from the guide about the trip and you can prepare for the Kathmandu valley sightseeing the next day. Night stay in Kathmandu.
Today, you’ll visit the world heritage sites and the Newar communities in Kathmandu Valley. Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, Pashupatinath, and durbar squares are some of the most popular destinations you will visit. You can observe the Newar culture, lifestyle, and also try different Newar cuisines. You can visit the market areas during the tour and prepare for the trip. Night stay in Kathmandu.
You start your journey towards the Yala peak with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubensi. You’ll leave the hotel after an early breakfast and head towards North from Kathmandu. The drive goes through Dhunche village that takes you to Trishuli River valley. You can relish the views of rivers, green hills, and Ganesh Himal ranges too. Along the Trishuli River, you head past Betrawati and descend to Syabrubensi. Night stay in Syabrubensi.
Your trek begins from Syabrubensi as you follow the Bhote Koshi River flowing down from Tibet. You cross the river and then follow the Langtang River. You walk on the stone-paved trail then cross a suspension bridge. After you cross the bridge, the trail ascends gradually to Bamboo village. The trail ascends slowly to Rimche and you enter Lama Hotel for stay. Night stay in Lama Hotel.
On the third day of the trek, you will be heading to Mundu village and explore the Langtang village. The trail ascends gradually from Lama Hotel and the altitude raise needs to be considered as some may feel altitude sickness. You pass many villages on the way to Mundu that are Gumanechok, Ghodatabela, Thangshyap, Chyamki, and finally Langtang village. The trek is accompanied by the panoramic views of the Himalayas like Ganesh Himal (7422m), Langtang Lirung (7227m), and Dorje Lakpa (6966m). After you explore Langtang village, you head to Mundu crossing a stream. Night stay in Mundu.
The trek starts after a nice breakfast crossing the beautiful Mani walls. The ascent is gradual and you cross many wooden bridges over small streams. This day’s trek is comparatively short and easy. You can enjoy the views of Langtang Lirung and Kinshung ranges from the Kyanjin village. You can visit the ancient Kyanjin Gompa in Kyanjin. Night stay in Kyanjin village.
You explore Tserko Ri on the fifth day of the trek which also serves as an acclimatization trek. Your trek starts through a flat path but as you ascend towards the top, it gets steeper which is the hard part of this trek. You get nice 360 panoramic views of Langtang Lirung (7227m), Ganesh Himal (7422m), Naya Khang (5844m), Dorje Lakpa (6966m), and Shishapangma ranges. After you return to Kyanjin village, you can explore the Tamang village and enjoy the hospitality of the locals. Night stay in Kyanjin.
You take another adventurous trail towards Yala Peak by trekking to Yala Peak Base Camp. You walk through the rocky glacial trail to Yala Base Camp. From the Base Camp, you get nice views of Naya Khang (5844m), Tserko Ri (4984m), Ganchenpo and Yala Peak ranges. A short training session will be conducted in the Base Camp and the guides will teach you the ways of using the climbing tools and equipment. Night stay in Yala Peak Base Camp.
Finally, you head to the summit of the Yala Peak (5500m) on this day. You start early in the morning and follow the guide’s lead. You reach the summit in around 4 hours and relish the views of Shishapangma, Dorje Lakpa, Ganchenpo, Naya Kang, Tserko Ri, and Langtang ranges. You return to Base Camp after spending a short time at the summit. Then, you retrace your way back to Kyanjin Gompa and rest. Night stay in Kyanjin Gompa.
As you start your return, you leave Kyanjin Gompa and head towards Lama Hotel. You follow the same trail you ascended crossing the wooden bridges over streams. You pass Mundu village and Langtang village where you can rest for a while. As you start descending, your knees may feel weak and it gets a bit hard to descend. But you get a lot of air as you head down to Lama Hotel. Night stay in Lama Hotel.
After breakfast, you descend towards Thulo Syabru village. First, you take a short descend to Briddhim village. The trail further descends towards the junction of the Langtang River and Bhote Koshi River. The trail goes through bamboo and rhododendron forests where you get to witness wild animals and birds. You take a steep climb from the confluence and get to Thulo Syabru village. Night stay in Thulo Syabru.
You start ascending once again and trek through dense rhododendron and pine forests to reach Shin Gompa. The trail is mostly uphill passing through Dursagang and Phorpang Danda. You can also enjoy the views of Langtang, Ganesh Himal, and Tibetan mountain ranges. Similarly, you can also explore the forested landscapes and visit the local cheese factory as you get to Shin Gompa. Night stay in Shin Gompa.
Next, you head to Gosainkunda Lake from Shin Gompa. You head to Lauribinayak Pass (4610m) at first from where you get nice panoramic views of Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu and Annapurna ranges in distant. Then, you descend to the first lake of Gosainkunda, Saraswati Kunda. Further, you head to Bhairav Kunda and other lakes to the main lake of Gosainkunda. Many Hindu pilgrims visit the lake on the full moon day in August. Night stay in Gosainkunda.
You retrace your way back to Shin Gompa and then head to Dhunche. You descend to Dhimsa that takes you to Deurali after half an hour of walk. The trail heads further downhill and goes through forests. En route to Dhunche, you walk along the riverside through the jungle and go through several villages. Finally, you reach Dhunche and bring the trip to a close. Night stay in Dhunche.
After breakfast, you leave Dhunche and drive back towards Kathmandu. After the tiring trek, the bus ride also feels tiring and as you reach Kathmandu, you’ll be transferred to our hotel where you can rest. Night stay in Kathmandu.
You’ll drive to Tribhuvan International Airport and our representative will be there to drop you. You’ll leave 3 hours before the scheduled time. If you have an interest in taking a tour or booking another trek, you can stay in Kathmandu.

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