Langtang Trek and Yala Peak Climb

Yala Peak lies in the Langtang region of Nepal and is suitable to those who wish to stand on a Himalayan summit within two weeks and also for beginners for climbing. Langtang is a region to the north of Kathmandu and bordering Tibet. This is the first national park of Nepal designated in 1971 and the valley is dominated by Langtang Lirung (7,246m), the highest peak in the area. The name Langtang is originates from two different words 'Lang' and 'Tang'. Lang means Yak and Tang means to follow.

Our trek begins with a 6/7 hour drive to Syabrubesi. Initially we trek through sub-tropical jungle, then dense forest of oak, birch and pine before the valley opens out into alpine meadows and yak pastures. In the spring these high meadows are carpeted with a rich variety of alpine flowers - gentians, violets, edelweiss and primulas to name just a few - and the forests are also in full bloom with rare tree orchids and the colorful rhododendron. The Langtang forests are also known for their wildlife, including red pandas, Himalayan black bear, wild boar and langur monkeys.

We trek up the valley to Kyangjin where we camp in a superb setting, dominated by the fluted North West face of Kangchenpo, whilst Kyangjin Ri provides a splendid viewpoint. From Kyangjin we move further up the valley to Yala (summer hamlet). Basing ourselves here allows time to walk to the top of Tsergo Ri (5,066m), the highest point on a broad flat plateau. The views from here are as spectacular as anywhere in the Himalaya, a 360 degree panorama of snow capped mountains including Langtang Lirung, Pemthang Ri, Langshisha Ri, Dorje Lakpa, and Kangchenpo.

Our base at Yala also provides us with the opportunity to climb Yala Peak (5,500m). This is not technically difficult and the climb is straightforward being little more than a walk up steep snow slopes of around 30 degrees. The view from the summit is breathtaking - magnificent snow capped peaks all around and views across to the mountains of Tibet, including Shishapangma.

After summiting the peak return to Syabrubesi and lama hotel. Bid farewell to our climbing crew at Syabrubesi and drive back to Kathmandu.

 

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu transfer to Hotel
Day 02: Full day sightseeing tour
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1,610m)
Day 04: Trek to Lama Hotel (2,480m)
Day 05: Trek to Langtang Village (3,541m)
Day 06: Trek to Kyangjin Gompa (3,800m)
Day 07: Exploration day - climb up Tsergo Ri (5,050m)
Day 08: Trek to Yala Peak Base Camp
Day 09: Attempt summit to the Yala Peak (5,550m) and after return to base camp
Day 10: Trek to Kyanjing Gompa (3,800m)
Day 11: Trek to Lama Hotel (2,480m)
Day 12: Trek to Syabrubesi (1,610m)
Day 13: Drive back to Kathmandu
Day 14: Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 15: Final Departure

Trip Facts

Best Period: Feb to May & Oct to Dec
Time Period: 14 Nights / 15 Days
Trek Period: 10 Night / 11 Days
In Kathmandu: 04 Nights
Trek / Climb Type: Difficult
Highest Altitude: 5,500m
Warning: Altitude Sickness
Trek Start Point: Syabrubesi
Trek End Point: Syabrubesi
Accommodations: Hotels in Kathmandu / Lodges on trek / Camping while climbing
Trek Cost: Details of cost upon request

Features

National Park: LangtangLirung (7,246m)
Mountains: Gang Chhenpo (6,388m), NayaKhangri (5,846m), Dorjee Lakpa (6,966m), Tsergo Ri (5,066m), Langtang Lirung (7,246m), etc.
Rivers: Trishuli River, Langtang Khola, Bhote Kosi, etc.
Villages: Trishiuli Bazaar, Betrabati, Ramche, Thare, Lama hotel, etc.
Tribes: Tamangs & Tibetans
Forests: Of Rhododendron, Oaks, Maple, Fir and Pine
Landscapes: Varying from temperate valleys to snow clad mountains

Maps

Map of Langtang Trek and Yala Peak Climb