Langtang Valley and Yala Peak
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)
- Airport transfers
- Half day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
- All other transport
- Services of experienced leaders, trekking guides, porters & cooking crew
- All accommodation (twin share, 3 nights hotels, 12 nights trekking lodges or 2-person tents with sleeping mat provided)
- All meals on trek (15 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 12 dinners)
- Trek pack (sleeping bag, sleeping sheet, kit bag, down jacket, climbing equipment except plastic boots)
- National Park Fees and Climbing Permit
- Specialized Medical Kit including medical oxygen and Portable Altitude Chamber
- Insurance for all Local Staffs
- Insurance (compulsory on all trips – ensure you are adequately covered for mountaineering activities and emergency evacuation by helicopter)
- Meals other than breakfast in Kathmandu
- Spending of a personal nature, eg laundry, snacks and drinks, souvenirs, etc
- Plastic boots (available for hire in Kathmandu)
- Crew tips – please allow $US3 per trekking day
- International flights & departure taxes
- Personal climbing Gear