Program Type: Peak Climbing and Camping
Maximum Altitude: 5,520 m at the summit of Yala peak
Mode of Travel:Flight/Land
When to Go: mid March to May (Spring) and mid September to November (Autumn)
Yala peak is a part of the Langtang Himalayan Range which is located at the central part of Nepal. The peak is seldom climbed in its own right, often being used as a warm-up for Naya Kanga on the opposite side of the valley. The summit gives surprisingly good views of Shishapangma if you are lucky enough with the weather. The climb is easy and suited for anyone with minimum trekking experience. We start in Syabrubesi after a 5 hour drive from Kathmandu and spend five days hiking up the beautiful Langtang valley to Kyanjin Gompa located at 3800 m. Kyanjin Gompa is situated below Langtang Lirung (7246 m) and we spend three days acclimatizing and taking day-hikes in spectacular surroundings. We establish base camp on a meadow at 4800 m and climb Yala Peak the next day. The last 400 m is on ice so we will be using crampons, ice axe and rope. From the summit we can see the magnificient views of Shishapangma (8046 m) ,the fluted Gangchempo (6388 m) and several others like Lantang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa, Ganesh Himal, Naya kanga peak. After the climb we return to Dhunche via Syabrubesi and drive to Kathmandu
Day 1:Meet at Kathmandu Airport, transfer to hotel
Day 2: Sight-seeing of Kathmandu
Day 3: Kathmandu – SyabruBesi,
Day 4: SyabruBesi to Lama Hotel
Day 5: Lama Hotel to Langtang
Day 6: Langtang valley to Kyanjing Gompa
Day 7: Rest day at Kyanjing Gompa
Day 8: Kyanjing Gompa to Yala Peak Base Camp, Elevation: 5732 m
Day 9: Base Camp – summit (Yala Peak) – return to Kanjing Gompa, Elevation: 3049 mDay 10: Kyanjing Gompa
Day 11: Kynanjing Gompa to Lama Hotel, Trek down to Lama Hotel, overnight in camp.
Day 12: Lama Hotel to Big Syabru Bensi
Day 13: Big Syabru Bensi to Sing Gompa
Day 14: Sing Gompa to Gosainkunda Lake.
Day 15: Gosainkunda to Ghopte.
Day 16: Ghopte to Tharepati, Elevation: 3510m
Day 17: Tharepati to Gul Bhanjyang, Elevation: 2800m
Day 18: Gulbhanjyang to Chisapani, Elevation: 2300m
Day 19: Chisopani to Sundarijal and drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 20: Kathmandu free day, evening culture show with Nepali dinner at hotel
Day 21: Final departure, transfer to airport