Duration: 16 Days
Yala Peak Climbing (5550 m) is one of the easy and popular peaks located in the Langtang region. It is ideal for those adventurous people especially for beginners to experience ascending the peak. With some prior outdoor trek skills and sound health (physical and mental), one can attempt this. From the top of this peak, you get excellent impressive views of the Himalayas such as Langtang Lirung (7246 m), grand Shispangma (8027 m), Dorjee Lakpa (6990 m), Gangchempo (6388 m) and several other snowcapped peaks.
This 16 days journey not only covers the summit of the peak but also includes sightseeing Kathmandu, visiting the Gosainkunda lake (tranquil scared significant site of the Hindu), and trek to the beautiful region of Helambu. On the trails, you will be heading to the stunning landscapes and cross through some of the Buddhists monasteries with multicolored prayer flags hanging all over making your trek peaceful and full of joy.
We begin our journey by visiting some of the heritage sites of Kathmandu and next day we drive to Syabrubeshi – the starting point of our trekking. Enduring trekking for few days, we will reach Kyajo Ri Gompa. En-route we will cross through fine-looking pristine forests where you get to perceive exceptional kinds of flora and fauna surrounded by beautiful mountainous views. You will also come across the Tamang village and get to discover the lifestyles of this community.
At Kyanjin Gompa, we will be fully acclimatizing the altitude and continue our trek to reach the Yala Base Camp. Next morning, we will be summiting the Yala Peak. We will then retrace back to the base camp and descend to the Langtang Village and head to Syabru. Then we are headed to visit the Gosaikunda Lake and then trek all through the way of Helambu region. As continuing our trekking further, we arrive at Timbu which marks our completion and then drive back to Kathmandu.
The superlative time to ascend to this easy peak can endeavor in spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November). If you well adapted to cold temperatures, you may even try this in winter. For further information about this peak expedition and trekking details, please feel free to get us by phone or email.
Our detailed itinerary for Yala Peak Climbing With Gosainkunda and Helambu Trek is listed below:
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Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft)
Day 02 : Kathmandu (1300m/4264ft): trip preparation
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1,550m/5,100ft): 7 hours
Day 04: Trek from Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2,380m/7,830ft): 6 hours
Day 05: Lama Hotel to Mundu
Day 06: Langtang Village to Kyanjin Gompa (3,870m/12,697ft): 3- 4 hours
Day 07: Acclimatization
Day 08: Kyanjin Gompa to Yala Base Camp (4600m) 5-6 hours
Day 09: Summit Yala Peak (5500m) and return to Yala Peak Base Camp: 8-9 hours
Day 10: Yala Peak Base Camp to Langtang village: 7-8 hours
Day 11: Langtang village to Thulo Syabru: 5-6 hours
Day 12: Thulo Syabru to Gosainkunda: 7-8 hours
Day 13: Gosainkunda to Tharapati (3600m): 7-8 hours
Day 14: Tharapati to Timbu: 6-7 hours
Day 15: Drive from Timbu to Kathmandu: 4-5 hours
Day 16: Final departure
Includes and Excludes
- Airport pickup and drop on a private vehicle
- 3 - star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
- Teahouse accommodations during the short trek
- All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
- Welcome and farewell dinners
- All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
- Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
- Entrance fees for sightseeing - monument visits as per the itinerary
- English-speaking, trained and experienced trekking guide(leader), climbing guide (leader) and assistant guides
- Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
- Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food, and accommodation
- Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
- Trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map are yours to take
- All necessary paperwork including climbing and trekking permits, and National Park Permit
- Good quality tents and kitchen utensils for camping
- Group mountaineering (climbing) equipment(s)
- Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
- All government and local taxes
Not Included in the Cost
- Nepalese visa fee
- Excess baggage charge(s)
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) other than the scheduled itinerary
- Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain other than the scheduled itinerary)
- International flights
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
- Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)
- Personal climbing equipment
- Personal climbing guide if requested
- Optional trips and sightseeing if extended
- Services not listed in the ‘What's Included’ section
Accommodation for Yala Peak Climbing With Gosainkunda and Helambu Trek
Accent Himalaya manages its best to provide good food and comfortable accommodation. During your stay in Kathmandu, standard hotels (rated 2-3 star) will be provided (for 4 nights). However, if you are willing to pay more, we can arrange some luxurious room from 4-5 star hotels. But once you set out for Yala Peak Climbing With Gosainkunda and Helambu Trekking, normal lodges or Teahouse will be arranged where you get a normal bed and pillow. A few lodges have electric lights but others rely on candle lights or lanterns. Nevertheless, there will be a good provision of food. All the lodges are booked prior to your trekking but in some cases they cannot be booked in advance. In such a case, you need to show willingness since it is an adventurous trekking and some facilities are limited to the high mountains.
Meals and Drinks on Yala Peak Climbing With Gosainkunda and Helambu Trek
All the meals and breakfast required for you are included in our package. We will enjoy typical Nepalese cuisine, Tibetan, Italian, Indian, Continental and so on during the trek. Dinner and breakfast will be served in the same lodge where you spend overnight and the team leader or guide will find you a good place for lunch on the way to your destination. We recommend you to carry water purification pills along with you as normal water will be provided free of cost. If you wish to drink bottled water, they are available in the shop and tea houses. However, bottled water and liquors are not included in the package.
Best Season to Travel
The best Seasons for traveling in Nepal are spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November). Trips can also be arranged during winter upon request. However, the cold environment might not be suitable for all. Because of scorching heat, and monsoon with melting snow, we don’t recommend you for trekking in the months of June, July, and August.
Luggage/Backpack on Yala Peak Climbing With Gosainkunda and Helambu Trek
During your trek, your main luggage will be carried by our porters and you will be carrying a small backpack with your water bottle, camera, tissue paper, towel, or other gears that you need to use frequently. The clothes and gears that you don’t need can be packed and left in the locker or safe deposit box in the hotel free of cost.
Normal weight limit at Nepal’s domestic airline is 15 kg including your hand carry and in case you exceed the limit, you need to pay the extra amount which is not included in our package.
Guide/Porter on Trek
Accent Himalaya provides you a very trained and experienced trekking guide who will handle all the logistics and other issues that may emerge during your trek. We have the best provision of very loyal and honest porters who will carry 20 kg from two tourists (10 kg each). If you are trekking in a bigger group (more than 10 people in a group), we will provide you an additional guide.
Group Size, Guide, and Crew Member
Accent Himalaya organizes Yala Peak Climbing With Gosainkunda and Helambu Trekking from a minimum of a single person to maximum of 12 people in a group at once. However, larger groups trek can be arranged by splitting the groups. One guide is provided for up to 6 trekkers and 2 guides are provided up to 16 trekkers. One porter is provided for 2 trekkers. The guide will be in the same hotel or lodge where you are accommodated but porter might be placed somewhere else during your trip.
Personal Expenses on Trek:
Your personal expense literally depends upon your personal habit; whether you are alcoholic or non-alcoholic, extravagant or thrifty and so on. Normally, the cost of the meal and accommodation during the trek are covered in our package and you will be liable to pay for table drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages), snacks while trekking, souvenirs, hot shower (available in some places), tips to the guide and porters, meals during your stay at Kathmandu (a normal meal costs around $ 5-7 in Kathmandu) as well as the entrance fees during your city tour to different places in Kathmandu (approximately $ 25). Tips to the guide and porter are your personal choice. However, we advise you to give tip and allocate 5-10 percent of your total tour cost if you are satisfied with their service.
Gears Available in Kathmandu
All the necessary gears required for the trek are available in Kathmandu at a reasonable price or even you can hire them. Hence, you don’t have to spend a large amount of money for your trip preparation in your home country.
A Typical Day on Trek
On a usual day, you are required to walk for 4-6 hours every day. After having breakfast, you will set out for the day’s walk for 3-4 hours until midday and stop for lunch. After lunch, you continue to your destination. The after lunch walk is comparatively shorter and can reach the destination within next couple of hours. On some particular days, you will get to reach your destination at lunch time and after that, you can take rest and enjoy the remaining hours. After reaching your destination of the day, you can relax, stretch your body, take a shower, read some books, roam around or even play cards in a group.
Our Greetings at Airport
We advise you to flow the information of your international flight details after you confirm your Yala Peak Climbing With Gosainkunda and Helambu Trekking with Accent Himalaya for our meeting and greetings. Right after you cross the Customs and check out of the terminal building, you will find our representative holding a placard with your name or the name of the company (Accent Himalaya) and drop you to your hotel in a private car. In case you have booked the hotel by yourself, we suggest you inform us in advance the name of the hotel you are about to stay so that our representative can drop you to your hotel and would be easier to meet with the team leader or the guide.
Itinerary and Possible Changes on it
Our normal Itinerary includes 16 days package for Langtang Yala Peak Climbing With Gosainkunda and Helambu Trek which is the most usual and practical. In the package, the days of your arrival and departure and a day of city tour are also counted. In case you managed further schedule, you want to exclude those days for our service and just want us to help you with the trekking part, upon your request, we can rearrange and adjust the itinerary and let you know about the final cost for the trip.
Also, you can extend or shorten your trek if you feel it’s necessary with consulting our guide on the way to your destination. We recommend you to finish the trek within the last day mentioned in our package as many unforeseen circumstances may befall any time.
Health, Safety, and Security of the clients are always our top most priority. So, In case of a serious sickness or any mishaps, while you are on Yala Peak Climbing With Gosainkunda and Helambu Trek (which we believe will not happen), we will do everything to transfer you to the nearest hospital to save your life and you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred in evacuation/rescue. So, please make sure that these expenses are covered by your insurance policy before assigning for the trek or you have to pay on your own after getting back to Kathmandu. Please ensure that you’ve insured yourself before doing the trip and visit Nepal Travel insurance page for more info about it.
Booking and Payment
You are required to make 20% (non-refundable) payment in advance in order to confirm and book Yala Peak Climbing With Gosainkunda and Helambu Trek along with a photocopy of your passport and flight details (arrival detail, flight name, number and time) and the remaining 80% balance is due when you arrive in Nepal. You have an option of paying the advance by bank transfer or credit card. So, do let us know which modes of payment are convenient for you, then we will forward the details of payment.