Great adventure around beautiful Langtang valley with a climb of stunning Yala Peak climb, tradtional villages, green hills, forest, landscapes and mountains are the main attraction and highlights of this trip, however to be in the stunning Langtang valley surrounded by high snow capped mountains is quite something, out of this world feeling, trekking in the pristine forest home of rare and elusive Red Panda with enchanting rhododendron tree lines around central Himalayan ranges, dramatic variation from sub-tropic – mediterranean to alpine climate and in stunning landscapes, daily amazing panorama views with views of mountains from Manaslu, Ganesh, Langtang and Jugal Himal, fascinating traditional mid hills Tamang tribe villages makes this wonderful journey worthwhile.
Yala Peak Climbing is one of the scenic destinations in Langtang Valley. The outstanding views, magnificent scenery and friendly traditional hill villages in the land of Tamang, Hyalmo and Bhotia are highlighted. Yala Peak Climbing will amaze with encircled by giant snow capped peaks. The grandeur views of Ganesh Himal 7,405m, Langtang Lirung (7,234m Ghengu Liru (Langtang II 6571m, Kimshun (6,745m and Shalbachum 6,918m to the south, the Chimsedang Lekh forms a ridge of peaks which includes Naya-Kanga 5,846m and Gangchempo, Tilman’s beautiful Fluted Peak are spectacular. The sights extends to the Jugal Himal, terminating in Dorje Lakpa 6,980m. The upper meadows of the Langtang Lirung is standing as massive mountain wall. The forming frontier of Mt. Shishapangma (8,013 m and Annapurna I 8091m Annapurna South 7,219m, Manaslu at 8,163 M in the west are Blessing the beauty.
Yala Peak Climbing starts from Syabrubesi leading to high mid green hills villages inhabited by Tamang tribes. They are traditionally a farmer and cattle herders. The journey goes through the river valley and enchanting forest of rhododendron, oaks, pines and fir tree lines. This forest is known as home for Red Panda and other rare wildlife.
Yala Peak Climbing continue and gets into high terrain with great contrast over the high snow capped peaks. Kyanjin Gumpa located at magnificent Langtang Valley where you will be surrounded by tall mountains with breathtaking scenery. This area was first explored and pioneered by Tilman in the early 1950’s AD.
The Marvelous Kinjin Ri climb will give some acclimatize, before heading towards classic climb to Yala Peak at 5, 732 meters, 18,806 ft high. We will camp for few days with facilities of separate kitchen unit of cook and kitchen crews together with our expert guides. Our Expert Guide will teach you some climbing method. The climb of Yala Peak listed as F grade which is a straight forward climb and less technical difficulty. The grading implied from French and Swiss alpine system. This Climb leads to rock scrambling on gradual snow slope. Furthermore, We follow the route with ice, rocks and glacier to make summit.
After reaching our goal and highlight feeling great heading back to Kyanjin Gumpa. We will make our return journey to conclude this magnificent adventure of Yala Peak Climbing. Your Private vehicle will be waiting in Syabru besi and make scenic drive to kathmandu.
Our representative will come to the airport for transfer to the Hotel. After some refreshment in the hotel, Our Tour leader will make pre departure meeting in the Hotel or at our office. The meetings will covers trip related information’s & collecting your Documents (passport copy, 2 passport size photos, Travel insurance).
After morning breakfast, free day for trek preparation. OR, you can do sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley with visiting into fascinating heritage and cultural sites. There are few places that are worth to visit such as holy Pashupatinath temple, Bouddhanath, Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple), Durbar Squire ( One is in Kathmandu, in patan and also in Bhaktapur), Museum, monasteries, old historical Palaces and Gardens. Note: this tour is optional so you can visit with place of your interest & pay locally.
Starting this magnificent Langtang valley trek with morning interesting and scenic drive to Syabrubesi village, heading north through rural towns and farm villages on the winding hilly road with ups and downs to Trisuli Bazaar a warm tropical climate area, from here drive heads towards cooler region at entrance of Langtang National Park in Dhunche 1,965 m high, this is a main and headquarter town of Langtang and of Rasuwa district, where this trek ends after a week time, from here on the downhill winding road to reach the first overnight stop in Syabrubesi village, quite a large place with many lodges and shops, at present much of the houses has been destroyed from the earthquake of April 25th 2015.
Morning begins with first day walk of this wonderful journey, leaving Syabrubesi to cross over upper Trisuli River, and then on the uphill path climb for few hours through farm fields and terraces, walk gets better once after the climb reaching a river side where the trail from Thulo Syabru meets ( our onwards route after few days) this small settlement with 2-3 lodge, after nice break continue walk with the last uphill through cool shade of forest with rhododendron, oaks and pines trees and entering a river gorge to reach Lama Hotel a clearing in the middle of forest with 6-7 lodges for overnight stop,
after a good first day walk.
Temperature is cooler in the shade of forest surrounding, around here might spot rare and elusive Red Panda and other wildlife, walk starts following the river in a gorge with thick forest, passing few small settlements and farms and then reaching a nice place at Ghoretabla meaning “Horse-Stable”, where in early days this was a horse breeding area, horse are of Tibetan pony breed, smaller but string and sure footed to survive on high terrain and altitude, after a nice break and lunch, afternoon walk to our overnight destination at Langtang village after a pleasant walk of three hours from here.
Langtang village a nice moderate size village with Bhotia’s and Tamang people, native of Langtang area settled here for hundreds years.
(Langtang and Kyanjin villages was badly destroyed by the avalanche and landslide effect from the earthquake).
From Langtang village, a short day walk to reach our destination at Kyanjin, the highest point of this trek, morning walk follows a short steep hill where the tree lines disappears for short bushes of rhododendron, juniper and prickly Burberry bushes, walk enters to s wide path and valley opens up with awesome views of surrounding landscapes with high hills and snow capped mountains looking towards Dorji Lakpa, Langtang Lirung, Tsego ri, Langshsisa and Naya Kanga or Ganja la peak.
On reaching the wide valley at Kyanjin for overnight, this wonderful and magnificent place named after a small run down old Gompa (monastery), truly a beautiful spot with views of Langtang Lirung glacier and ice fall just near the lodges, this place with number of lodges and guest houses facing wonderful views of the snow capped peaks, here you can see herds of Yaks grazing on the fields, afternoon explore this nice place with a Yak Cheese Factory established some 30 years ago with Swiss government support.
A rest day at Kyanjin, for interested people a hike up to near hill top at Tsergo Ri 5,033 m-16,512 ft high offering spectacular views of surrounding mountains at close distance. Afternoon free to enjoy the great panorama of Chimsedang Lekh, and the Kangjal Himal, a ridge of peaks bordering the valley to the south, Naya Kanga 5,844m-19,173 ft. stunning views of the great mountains flanking the Langtang valley, including Ganchenpo 6,387m-20,955ft, Dorje Lakpa 6,990m-22,933 ft, Pemthang Karpo Ri 6,830m-22,408 ft, Langtang Lirung 7,245m-23,770 ft and across the northern boundary in Tibet rises the huge massive Shishapangma 8,046 m the last 14th world’s highest mountain.
After a good rest day at Kyanjin, morning walk leads to a gradual walk for the first hour towards the eastern valley near the old airstrip, from here our route climbs steeply up to the moraines north-east from Chhongdu to Tharche before traversing towards Yala, pitch the high camp and as well the base camp in the meadows at the head of the Yala Chhu before the Yala Jhang Glacier.
You will explore around Base Camp and our guide will teach you climbing technique.
A Big Day! Our main target and destination starting before the crack of dawn as the climb leads over moraine and rubble of ice falls and some crevices, following the route set by our lead guide reaching high above towards last snow slope, e climb involves with slow pace as the altitude increase, including the glacial crossings. As the climb progress route leads avoiding crevasses before a turn towards north over snow covered scree in the margin between the glaciers at the base of main summit ridge.
The summit ridge a classic which undulates towards the main summit to reach by a final tricky snow pitch, after a vigorous climb with rest in between reaching the top summit, catch your breath and relax, enjoy super panorama of mountains that encircles the top at 5,732 m / 18,806 ft. meters high, after a memorable moment reaching the highest point of this adventure descend on the same route back to base camp and rest whole afternoon.
From base camp which is located on the eastern rim of beautiful Langtang valley, morning walk leads back to Kyanjin, but this time feeling much easier after the climb of Yala peak, walking on gradual slope valley, reaching at Kyanjin back in the comfort of lodge.
After an enjoyable time in Kyanjin and climb of Yala peak around Langtang valley, morning a long day walk but easier on the downhill path most of the way to Langtang village and Ghoretablea following the Langtang Khola through cool shade of a forest to reach back at Lama Hotel for overnight stop.
Return journey will comes through the deep valley of langtang khola.
Morning after breakfast, an interesting drive back to Kathmandu journey continues with great views of Himalayan landscapes, rolling hills and valleys, passing many villages and towns on the downhill road to Kathmandu.
After an interesting drive of six hours reaching at Kathmandu, with enjoyable trek to Magnificent Langtang Valley.
Transfer to Tribhuvan International airport for departing from Nepal.