Langtang Yala Peak Climbing with Gosainkunda and Helambu Trek

 
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Trip facts

Duration: 16 Days

Country: Nepal

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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Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft)

As your arrival on Tribhuwan International Airport, our representative will pick up you and bring to your respective hotel. In the evening you will be invited for amazing, delicious Nepali food, you will know about the taste of the Nepali culture and tradition.
Included meals:Dinner

Day 02 : Kathmandu (1300m/4264ft): trip preparation

Kathmandu is known as the town of the Temple, more than 130 important monuments with several pilgrimage sites of both of Hindus and Buddhists is lies all around the Kathmandu valley. So today we will visit Kathmandu valley like places which is also in UNSECO World Heritage site like Pasupati Chettra, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swyambhunath Boudhanath and so on. Then we will visit the office off Ganesh Himal Hiking Team our leader and other person. We also prepare for our trip.
Included meals:Breakfast

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1,550m/5,100ft): 7 hours

We will drive to syabrubesi early in the morning after having our breakfast. We will ride with amazing views of Himalayan range green landscape and farm fields.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 04: Trek from Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2,380m/7,830ft): 6 hours

We will take our first step of trekking from Syabrubesi heading to Lama Hotel. We will follow the Langtang Khola, pass dense forest and cross the suspension bride severally. After crossing some teahouses we will be at Lama Hotel. .
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 05: Lama Hotel to Mundu

After taking our breakfast, we continue to trek towards Mundu. Passing dense forests with steady climb upward to valley, leaving trees back and with enjoyment of marvelous views of Langtang Lirung, we will reach to Langtang village which is destroyed and lost 400 lives in 2015 earthquake triggered avalanche. Finally after crossing the Langtang village we reach at the valley of Mundu. .
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner.

Day 06: Langtang Village to Kyanjin Gompa (3,870m/12,697ft): 3- 4 hours

Early in the morning we will take our breakfast and start to follow the trails leading towards Kyangjjin Gumba, a principal monastery of whole regiuon. We will pass some traditional watermills prayer wheels and flags, Chortens and other interesting things. We will reach at the Nepal’s largest Mani wall on our way, completely made of stone on which prayer written. After short trek we will finally arrive at our today’s destination, Kyangjin Gumba, place of Buddhist Shrine and whole surrounded area with magnificent views of Mountains..
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 07: Acclimatization

Today we stay at Kyangjin Gomba and explore the area. We spend the day for acclimatization. We will take tea with breakfast and start our side trek adventure passing through the Yak pastures and begin to explore Tserko, with mountain sunrise views. We will start to feel the thin and low air. We will visit the Tserko Ri and return to Kyangjin.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

 

 

Day 08: Kyanjin Gompa to Yala Base Camp (4600m) 5-6 hours

Today after having our breakfast we continue to trek along the rocky glacier to reach at the Yala Peak Base Camp. We will have the astounding views of Ganchenpo, Naya Kang, Tserko Ri, and Yala Peak after arriving to base camp. After reaching to base camp we will have a pre climbing training and climbing techniques conduction plan for the summit of the Yala Peak for next day. We will learn to use the climbing gears like ropes, ice pick, harness, crampons and others.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 09: Summit Yala Peak (5500m) and return to Yala Peak Base Camp: 8-9 hours

Early in the morning we start to climb the peak. After summiting the top we have the marvelous views of Himalayan like Shishapangama, Dorje Lakpa, Ganchenpo, Naya Kang, Tserko Ri, Langtang Lirung and others. With few time spending on the top we again trace down our earlier path and return to Base Camp.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 10: Yala Peak Base Camp to Langtang village: 7-8 hours

We again continue to retrace our earlier path to return to Langtang village.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 11: Langtang village to Thulo Syabru: 5-6 hours

Today we will turn to reach to another destination. We will trek through along the river valley passing the forests. We will reach to Bamboo Lodge and join the uphill trail which leads us to the typical Sherpa village of Thulo Syarbu or Syarbu Gaon.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 12: Thulo Syabru to Gosainkunda: 7-8 hours

With the fantastic panoramic views of the Himalayan such as the Annapurna range, Himchuli, Manaslu, Ganesh, and Langtang, we will trek following the ridge for most part of the day and catch a glimpse of the first of the Holy Lakes, Saraswati Kunda and second is Bhairav Kunda. The third lake Gosainkunda at 4380m is also of the particular religious and cultural significance for Nepalese. Also one of the Nepal’s most sought pilgrimage site. With surrounding Himalayan range there are also other lakes more than 9. This is the most religious and pilgrimage place for both Hindus and Buddhist. In every year during Janai Purnima in August, thousands of pilgrims visit the Lakes for Holy Bath and Swim. The large size rock at the center of the lake is said to be the remains of the Lord Shiva shrine.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 13: Gosainkunda to Tharapati (3600m): 7-8 hours

We will move around the Lake's shore before ascend to the Laurebinayak  pass at 4610m, from where the Helambu region is start and then we descend down to the valley of Melamchi. With the rough trails that cross the moraines and well-marked with Cairns, we pass through the three more small lakes before reaching to the pass. We will climb a small hill and enjoy the excellent views of the area. Our trails will follow through the SuryaKunda, Gupte and forests before reaching to Tharapati.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 14: Tharapati to Timbu: 6-7 hours

Today we will take our breakfast and leave the village of the Tharapati to reach Timbu, with last walk of the trip. We will descend down through Lush and Rhododendron forest and also pass several Chortens and Mani wall to reach the village of Timbu, as well cultivated and also beautiful.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 15: Drive from Timbu to Kathmandu: 4-5 hours

Early in the morning we will catch the bus for Kathmandu from Timpu with the enjoyments of the changing landscape geography. After reaching to Kathmandu we will check in the hotel and fresh up. In the evening we will attend the farewell and succession dinner.
Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 16: Final departure

With amazing trip of the life we will be going to separate. As the airport drop services provided by the Accent Himalaya, our representative will drop you to the Tribhuwan International Airport before 3 hours to your flight. If you like to explore and visit Nepal more we are always with you.
Included meals:Breakfast

Includes and Excludes

What's Included

  • 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

Trip Note

 

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.

Insurance/Rescue/Evacuation

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.

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