The Langtang region is the closest to the Kathmandu valley, yet sees less visitors than the Annapurnas and Everest. Langtang National Park is noted for its diversity of wildlife, gorgeous alpine forests and flowers, and of course the mountain scenery is just as dramatic. We stay in comfortable lodges on the approach to the mountain and camp for the duration of the actual climb.
From Kathmandu, we take a coach ride to Syabru Besi, on the Langtang Khola river. After lodging here for the night, we commence our approach trek, travelling for several days up the Langtang Khola Valley through bamboo forests and beautiful woodlands where Langur monkeys may be seen in the trees.
We gradually reach Kyanjin at 3800m. To aid acclimatization, we ascend Kyanjin Ri (4773m), and receive instruction on safe climbing techniques. From Kyanjin we depart from the main trail to commence the camping section of the trip, walking over steep moraines up the Yala glacier to Yala Base Camp.
The following day we wake early to make our summit attempt, involving a glacier walk and an ascent on moderately angled snow. On reaching the summit at 5530m, we will be met with stunning views of Langtang Lirung (7246m), Lenpo Gang (7083m), and other snow-covered mountains in the Jugal range.
On return we retrace our steps to Kyanjin and Syabru Besi for the drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1360m) transfer to hotel
Day 02: Kathmandu, half day sightseeing tour
Day 03: Syabrubeshi (1450m)
Day 04: Changdam (2380m)
Day 05: Ghore Tabela (2980m)
Day 06: Langtang (3490m)
Day 07: Kyanjing Gompa (3900m)
Day 08: Kyanjin, acclimatization & climbing lessons
Day 09: Yala Peak Base Camp (4750m)
Day 10: Yala Peak summit 5530m)
Day 11: Buffer day
Day 12: Kyanjing Gompa (3900m)
Day 13: Changdam (2380m)
Day 14: Syabrubeshi (1450m)
Day 15: Drive back to Kathmandu
Day 16: Departure (Trek ends after breakfast)