Yala Peak Climbing route offers an excellent deal of adventurous climbing and high-altitude trekking. When combined with Gosainkunda and Helambu trek, this trekking route offers a religious dimension and adds to the experience with nature in a broader size. Yala Peak lies in a location that is located close to the Tibetan border. Therefore, this trekking route will offer experiences related to nature and present cultural and religious experiences.
The trek begins after a long day of the ride from Kathmandu. Then we trek through Syabrubesi, Lama Hotel, Langtang Village, and Kyanjin Gompa. We will take a rest day at Kyanjin Gompa. Moving ahead, we will travel via Yala Base Camp, summit the Peak of Yala Peak and trace our way back to Yala Base Camp. We return on the same path to Langtang Village.
Day 01: Departure from Zagreb (or other near by airport)
Day 02: Arrival in Kathmandu [1,350m / 4,429ft]
Day 03: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trip Preparation
Day 04: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi [1,550m / 5086ft]
Day 05: Trek from Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel [2,380m / 7,809ft], 6 hrs
Day 06: Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang village [3,430m / 11,254ft], 6-7 hrs
Day 07: Trek from Langtang Village to Kyanjin Gompa [3,555m / 11,664ft], 3-4 hrs
Day 08: Acclimatization at Kyanjin Gompa
Day 09: Trek from Kyanjin Gompa to Yala Base Camp [4,600m / 15,093ft], 5-6 hrs
Day 10: Summit Yala Peak [5,500m / 18,046ft] and return to Yala Peak Base Camp, 7-8 hrs
Day 11: Trek from Yala Peak Base Camp to Langtang village [3,430m / 11,254ft], 7-8 hrs
Day 12: Trek from Langtang Village to Syabrubesi [1,550m / 5086ft] 5-6 hrs
Day 13: Drive from Syaprubesi to Kathmandu
Day 14: Final Departure
Day 15: Arrival to Zagreb
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu [1,350m / 4,429ft]
Our representatives will be waiting at the airport for you to welcome you to typical Nepali culture. After that, you will be moved towards the hotel, and check-in procedures will be completed smoothly. You can just rove around the streets of Kathmandu for the day, try some street food. You will be mesmerized by the hospitality of the people around you. There is usually a brief session discussing the schedules in the evening. Else, you can relax and enjoy yourself.
Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trip Preparation
A single day can never be enough to explore what Kathmandu has to offer. However, we will try to visit few places that are listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites. After having our breakfast, we will be heading towards the holy temple of Hindus, Pashupatinath. This temple bears significance to all the Hindus around the globe. People of other religions also come and visit this place since it’s a place that’s spiritually satisfying. Our next destination for the day lies a few kilometers northeast of Pashupatinath, Boudhanath Stupa. The stupa has a remarkable architectural significance and religious significance, especially for Buddhist people. Everyone in the Boudhanath area seems to be speechless and clicking photos now and then. Travel for the day comes to an end with the final destination, Swayambunath – yet another religiously significant of Buddhists. This temple is also known as the Monkey temple. The main architectural structure is a treat to watch, and the surrounding ambiance tends to hit us spiritually. Finally, we discuss our trek in detail and do some last-minute gear shopping so that we lack nothing.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi [1,550m / 5086ft]
We have our morning breakfast in Kathmandu and set out on our drive to Syabrubesi. We will be having quite a scenic drive on a luxurious bus ride from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi. We will see rivers, terraced fields, villages, and sights of snowy mountains if the weather is obvious. The drive is pleasant in the beginning phase and starts getting rough after we cross Trishuli Bazaar. After about 8 hours of ride from Kathmandu, we arrive at Syabrubesi, a small town with a riverside hot spring. We stay overnight in Syabrubesi.
Day 04: Trek from Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel [2,380m / 7,809ft], 6 hrs
The trekking begins from Syabrubesi. Our path will cross the Bhotekosi River and the Langtang River. The track then follows pleasantly up the rushing Langtang River through the fertile jungle and terraced fields. We will also cross various rural settlements, bamboo, and birch grooves, where, if lucky enough can spot rare, local wildlife, including the red panda. Then the track climbs up steadily to reach Lama Hotel. We stay overnight in Lama Hotel.
Day 05: Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang village [3,430m / 11,254ft], 6-7 hrs
After having morning breakfast in Lama Hotel, we continue on our trek alongside the river through the lush landscape while we ascend through the dense forests. We will occasionally get mesmerizing sights of snow-capped mountains on the way. The narrow river along our track will widen out at Ghora Tabela. After about 7 hours of trekking, we will reach Langtang village. The majority of people living in Langtang Village belong to the Tamang community. There is also a monastery that we can visit in Langtang Village. We stay overnight in Langtang village.
Day 06: Trek from Langtang Village to Kyanjin Gompa [3,555m / 11,664ft], 3-4 hrs
Today, we will be trailing across small villages and meadows. The trial will also cross several tributaries and a glacial moraine. The highest settled community in our journey is Kyanjin Gompa. There is an ancient monastery in this place, and this place is named after that monastery. Since we will reach Kyanjin Gompa after just 3-4 hours of trekking, we can choose to take a short afternoon hike to Kyajo Ri. Otherwise, we can relax and rest at Kyanjin Gompa. We stay overnight in Kyanjin Gompa.
Day 07: Acclimatization at Kyanjin Gompa
Today is the first acclimatization day of our trip, and we do it in Kyanjin Gompa. The village is located in high elevation, and it offers opportunities to approach many mountains and associated glaciers. So, we will have plenty of activities to choose from for our acclimatization day. We can also visit various monasteries of this place and a local cheese factory. We can also make a short hike to Langhisa Kharka and the viewpoint of Tserko Ri. We stay overnight in Kyanjin Gompa.
Day 08: Trek from Kyanjin Gompa to Yala Base Camp [4,600m / 15,093ft], 5-6 hrs
The journey from Kyanjin Gompa to Yala Base Camp comprises a rocky glacial route. Trailing through magnificent glaciers is also a prominent attraction of this expedition. As we continue moving forward for about 6 hours, the views of Ganchenpo, Naya Kang, Tserko Ri, Yala Peak, and other landscapes will welcome us at Yala Peak Base Camp. We set up our tent at the Base Camp and stay overnight.
Day 09: Summit Yala Peak and return to Yala Peak Base Camp [5,500m / 18,046ft], 7-8 hrs
Today marks an important date as we climb Yala Peak. We will need to wake up at midnight to start our journey as soon as possible. We need to reach Yala Peak summit before noon hits, and the wind begins blowing badly for us. We make strenuous efforts to climb up along the trail to reach the summit of Yala Peak. We will behold jaw-dropping views of mighty snow-capped mountains such as Shishapangma, Dorje Lakpa, Ganchenpo, Naya Kang, Tserko Ri, Lirung, on reaching the summit Langtang, and so on. We enjoy our time at the Peak and then trace our way back to Yala Peak Base Camp. We stay overnight in Base Camp.
Day 10: Trek from Yala Peak Base Camp to Langtang village [3,430m / 11,254ft], 7-8 hrs
After the successful conquest of the Yala Peak, we get ready for yet another long day of trekking. The trail of today is not new to us. We just trackback from Yala Peak Base Camp to the Langtang Village. We stay overnight in Langtang Village.
Day 11: Trek from Langtang Village to Syapru Besi [ 2,230m / 7,317ft], 5-6 hrs
We take an excellent breakfast in the morning. Then, we set out for last day of trekking on a familiar track. We arrive at our final destination Syaprubesi. We celebrate our summi. We stay overnight in Syabrubesi.
Day 15: Drive from Syaprubesi to Kathmandu
As we no longer walk, we take a final ride from Timbu to Kathmandu, marking our journey. The drive lasts for about 5 hours through mesmerizing landscapes. We finally reach Kathmandu, where we can have a well-deserved rest after so much effort for the trip. We will also participate in a farewell dinner.
Day 16: Final Departure
Our representatives will drop you at the Tribhuwan International Airport from your hotel following some typical Nepali rituals. We will make sure the last day of your stay in Nepal becomes as memorable as the moments you spent during the trek to and from the Island Peak. You will fly back safe and sound to your country.
– Sun hat or scarf
– Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
– Sunglasses with UV protection
– Lightweight cotton long pants/ Hiking shorts
– Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
– Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
– Thin, lightweight inner socks
– Thick, warm wool hiking socks
– Hiking boots with spare laces
– Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
– Fleece jacket or pullover
– Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
– Down vest and/or jacket *
– Lightweight gloves
– Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F *
– Headlamp with spare bulbs and batteries
– Trekking Bags/Duffel bag
– Basic First Aid Kit
– Large plastic bags for keeping items dry inside trek bag
– Trekking Poles *
– Water bottles
– Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)
Toiletries (it’s up to your comfort label):
– 1 medium sized quick drying towel
– Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
– Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
– Nail clippers
– Face and body moisturizer
– Feminine hygiene products
– Small mirror
Personal Hygiene (it’s up to your comfort label):
– Wet wipes (baby wipes)
– Tissue /toilet roll
– Anti bacterial hands wash
– Diamox (Drugs for altitude sickness if incase)
– Water purified pills
Extras/Luxuries (it’s up to your comfort label)
– Binoculars (optional)
– Reading book
– Journal & Pen
– Pencils and small notebooks
– Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble