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Langtang Valley & Yala Peak - 16 Days

Langtang Valley and Yala Peak Climbing
Langtang Valley & Yala Peak

Introduction: Great Adventurer Treks & Expeditions trekking invites you to a great classic adventure towards central Himalayan region Langtang valley and climb of Nayakanga peak at 5,844 meters and crossing of Ganja-la trekking between high peaks of Langtang region.

Great Adventure Treks & Expeditions starts from Kathmandu by bus to Syabrubesi, to begin this grand adventure towards Langtang Himal area, taking the direct approach via the Langtang khola, then trekking for days on gradual winding path through the dense forest of oaks, birch, pines and rhododendron, to reach at Kyangin Gompa 3,749m. Kyangin is a perfect base for acclimatization in a beautiful surrounding of high snow covered mountains and plan explorations and climbs of the upper valley. Good acclimatization days are spent exploring the upper Langtang valley, first explored by Tillman, when he was scouting routes into Tibet. These upper meadows are grazing for Yaks and home to large herds of thar, the valley ending in a massive wall of mountains, forming the border with Tibet.

After a good time in Kynagin at Langtang Valley our route leads to the Climbing the ridges to the north of the valley to attempt the glaciated peak rising above the Yala Glacier, Yala Peak at 5,500 m

Yala peaks are technically straightforward, to get the most from this trip, it is important that you are a strong hill-walker with previous experience of snow climbing, or at least the completion of one winter courses or similar.

Climb to the top provides stunning views of the great mountains flanking the Langtang valley, including Ganchenpo (6387m), Dorje Lakpa (6990m), Pemthang Karpo Ri (6830m), Langtang Lirung (7245m) and across the border in Tibet rises the huge bulk of Shishapangma (8046m). After a great moment return to base camp for the return journey to Kathmandu after an amazing trip in the high Himalaya with Great Adventure Treks & Expeditions.

Trip Highlights: “In beautiful alpine Langtang valley climb of Yala Peak in midst of towering Himalayan mountains & stunning alpine valley, perfect natural harmony & tranquility, central Himalayan location, traditional culture & Buddhist religion, pristine forest, area of the red pandas, and in the close backdrop of the high Langtang Himalayan range.”

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu 1,300m. and transfer to Hotel.

Day 02: In Kathmandu with half day sightseeing tour.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu – Syabrubesi 1,460m. approx 7 – 8 hours drive.

Day 04: Trek to Lama Hotel 2,200m. approx. 5 – 6 hours.

Day 05: Trek to Langtang Village via Ghoretabela 3, 430m. 6 hrs walk.

Day 06: Trek to Kynging Gompa 3,850m.  3 – 4 hours walk.

Day 07: Rest-Day for acclimatization at leisure for a hike around.

Day 08: Trek to Yala High Camp. 4 – 5 hrs.

Day 09: Climb of Yala Peak and return to Kyangin Gomba.

Day 10: Trek to Langtang Village. 5 – 6 hours walk.

Day 11: Trek to Riverside.

Day 12: Trek to Upper Syabru. 2,118m.

Day 13: Trek to Dhunche 1,965m 5 – 6 hrs.

Day 14: Drive back to Kathmandu.

Day 15: In Kathmandu free day.

Day 16: Transfer to Airport for the international departure.

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel.

On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport meet our staff with GA complimentary transport transfer to relevant Hotels, our guide will give you briefing of the Hotel, Kathmandu, Trek & climb, and related information that you might require while in Nepal with Great Adventure Treks & Expeditions.

Day 02: Half day guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.

After your first night in Kathmandu, you will be well informed on arrival about the time for your half day guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu at places of interest if booked.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu – Syabrubesi 1,460m. 7 – 8 hours.

Morning drive to Syabrubesi, the ride to the winding uphill and downhill road, passes many rural town and farm villages the bigger town on route Trisuli Bazaar, this place lies in the sub-tropical climatic zone the road, the ride leads uphill to a cooler region leaving the rice paddy behind to maize and millet terraced fields as the weather changes with the culture and the people as well, passing at Dhunche 1,965m, a major town of the Langtang area and Rusuwa district. From here, journey continues further downhill for 1-2 hours to Syabrubesi village for the overnight stop.

Day 04: Trek to Lama Hotel 2,200m. 6 hours walk.

The route from Syabrubesi is quite pleasant with the uphill climb for a while but the rest of the walk is gradual on the winding trail through the terraced farm fields and villages, as the trail descends and joins the path coming from upper Syabru at the Riverside Lodge near the place of Bamboo, The walk from here leads to a cool forest inside the gorge following the torrent glacial Trisuli River upstream, the path from here leads to gentle up hill in the cool shade of rhododendron and oaks forest after few hours walk, arriving at Lama-Hotel, where there are facilities for camping and staying in one of these local teahouses serving as lodges for the trekkers.

Day 05: Trek to Langtang village 3,430m. 3 hours walk.

From this place, two hours of good walk reaches you at Ghoretabla in the middle of a forest of pines, hemlocks, and rhododendron from here onwards you can feel the altitude also. Ghoretabla in Nepali means the “Horse-Stable”, as this an ideal place for the cattle’s and horses to graze on the meadows with numerous creeks around for watering. Trek continues for few hours on the road to Langtang village and to its beautiful valley, the walk leads through the alpine forest for an hour, on reaching a small stream and then leaving the tree line behind.

From here the trail follows uphill for an hour, then the walks get better on the gradual winding path with few ups and down till Langtang Village is reached for the overnight stop and as well for lunch with ample time to visit the villages with a glimpse of Langtang Himal peeping in the north on top of the great rock wall.

Day 06: Trek to Kyangin Gompa 3,850m. 3 – 4 hours.

From this wonderful village, morning walk leads through the gradual path for a short while, then the path winds uphill for few hours through the prickly Burberry and high alpine shrubs, and encountering “mani-prayer wall” where walking on the clockwise direction is the positive way of respecting the local culture and religion, as our walk leads to farther east the valley opens up and then walking on the grassy meadow with views of numerous snow-capped peaks in the distance. The walk is more pleasant and can be vigorous due to altitude gain as we come to our destination at Kyangin Gompa. Kyangin Gompa, a scenic charming spot, with peaks looming from all direction, the closest peak that you can see is the Langtang Lirung of over 7,000m and its icefall just at leisurely distance from the campsite, Kyangin Gompa, a small monastery located on the top of the ridge formed by glacial moraine of rocks and boulders, within Kyangin Gompa area there are 6-7 lodges and a cheese factory.

Day 07: Rest – Day for acclimatization at leisure for a hike around.

At leisure a rest day for a short walk at the nearby hill called Kyangin Ri 4,700m. To add more heights on this adventure which offers a panoramic view of the surrounding snow-capped peaks, visit the cheese factory with rest of the day at leisure.

Day 08: Trek to Yala High Camp 4 – 5 hrs.

After a good rest day at Kyanging, 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.

Day 09: Climb of Yala Peak and return to Kyangin Gomba.

Early morning climb of Yala Peak which is not a technical climb can be done with the help of ski pole, depending upon the snow conditions. On snow and ice, crampons are required for safety purpose, after a climb to the summit great views of the surrounding peaks and valleys can be seen from the top. Return walk back to Kyangin gomba for the overnight

Day 10: Trek to Langtang Village 5 – 6 hours walk.

After a wonderful time at the Base Camp and at the high summit of Yala in the absolute wilderness, return back on the same trail to Langtang Village.

Day 11: Trek to Riverside.

Retrace the journey to the Riverside for the overnight camp after a good 5-6 hours.

Day 12: Trek to Upper Syabru 2,118m. 4 – 5 hrs.

The trek today follows the same route for an hour, then after the bridge the walk is pleasant through the rain and bamboo forest, after leaving the river way down below, the climb starts uphill through the landslide bit of rocks and boulders, passing through farm terraces till Upper Syabru is reached.

Day 13: Trek to Dhunche 1,965m. 5 – 6 hrs.

The trail follows climbs to the ridge overlooking the village down below, from here the walk is more or less on the easy gradual path on the downhill slopes through the deep forest of rhododendrons and oaks for an hour passing through meadows and farm houses till the path reaches the bottom at the road head, after an hour or more walk on the paved road leading at the suburb of Dhunche town village for the overnight camp.

Day 14: Drive back to Kathmandu.

After an early morning breakfast the drive leads through the winding road downhill towards Kathmandu after the most wonderful and memorable time in the serenity of the mountains.

Day 15: In Kathmandu.

Free day in Kathmandu please inform GA staff if you would like to go on another short tour in and around Kathmandu Valley.

Day 16: Transfer to Airport for the International departure.

Today as per your international flight time, Great Adventure staff will transfer you to international airport for your final departure from this high Himalayan beautiful country, Nepal.

  • Pick up from the airport and transfer to hotel
  • Accommodation in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing and prepare for the trek
  • Necessary Land Transport(Domestic only )
  • All Accommodation during Trekking (Tea House)
  • Food during the Trek(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
  • A professional Sherpa Guide with Government License
  • Sherpa porter who will carry your baggage(2 people 1 sherpa porter)
  • Necessary Trekking permits
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management system card)
  • Necessary Equipment( sleeping bag and Down Jacket)
  • Food, salary  Transport, clothing for Guide and Porter
  • Insurance for Guide and Porter
  • First aid kit from The Great Adventure Treks and Expedition.
  • Emergency Rescue  Help (covered by your travel insurance)
  • Farewell dinner with a cultural show
  • All programme as per Itinerary

  • Lunch and dinner in kathmandu.
  • Any kinds of Drinks( soft and Hard Drinks)
  • Visa, international flight ticket
  • Kathmandu monuments fees.
  • Personal Nature expenses
  • Tips for Staffs
  • Rescue and Evacuation cost

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