Tserko Ri and way to Yala peak

Yala Peak Climbing

Trip Code
BNTNP-022
Starting From
USD 1500
Duration
13 days
Group Size
02-15 person
Challenge
Difficult
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Yala Peak is situated in Langtang Himalayan range standing on a Himalayan summit with an easy approach. Yala peak is the best alternate for those climbers who have been seeking the thrill of adventure beyond hiking. Walking through the dense forest and traditional ethnic settlements you reach to the wonderful base camp of Yala peak. You will have stunning views of Langtang Lirung (7200m), Lenpo Gang (7083m), Dorje Lhakpa (6990m) and mighty Shishapangma (8013m) in Tibetan side. The climb to Yala Peak is non-technical and climbing experience is not required however outdoor experience and average level of fitness is the most.
The trip starts with driving from Kathmandu to the north and arrive at small town of SyabruBensi.Then we walk through the dense forests of Bamboo, Oaks, pines and Mapples following the narrow valley along Langtang Khola to the north-east. Once we get to Goratabela(2900m), the Langtang valley get wider and one can see Massif Langtang range rising above the skyline.Then heading up to Langtang village which is the biggest settlement of the area influenced by the pure tibetan culture. Once we reach the Kyngjin Gompa; the last settlement where is many lodges are run all year round. From there we make day hike up to Kyangjin Ri(4700m) or Tsherko Ri(4980M) for the spectacular himalayan views of the area and acclimatization.Then nest day we trek to Yala Peak Basecamp. We start the climbing from base Camp even it is long walk over the rocky fields. From the summit it can view the spectacular scenery of the mountains of such as Langtang lirung, Dorje Lhakpa, Gang Chhenpo, Morimoto Peak, Langsisa Ri and mighty Sishapangma(8013m) in northern side. We will be trek same route back to Syabrubesi and drive to Kathmandu.
 

What's Included?

  • Airport transfers to/from by private vehicles.
  • Deluxe accommodation 2 nights on 3 star hotel (Twin Sharing Basis) in Kathmandu with breakfast and including all govt. taxes.
  • Transportation Kathmandu to Syabrubensi/Kathmandu by private vehicles.
  • Full board meals and hot drinks(Tea/coffee/Chocolate) after departing Kathmandu to before arriving back in Kathmandu.
  • Langtang national park permit fee.
  • Service of Guide, Climbing sherpa, Cook and porters during the trek and also their wages, foods ,insurance.
  • All necessary trekking equipments(Sleeping tents, Hard and soft Mattress, dining tent, sherpa tents, toilet tents, Chair and tables, cooking/eating utensils)
  • Transportation cost for the staffs.
  • Yala peak climbing permit fee.
  • Climbing sherpas equipments charges.
  • All necessary equipments for climbing such as ropes, Snow bars, Epi gas, Ice screws etc.
  • Garbage deposit fee(our company will deposit)
  • Agency service charges and government applicable fees.

What's not Included?

  • All meals (lunch/Dinner) during staying in Kathmandu.
  • Air travels to and from Nepal.
  • Visa fee US$ 40.00 per person.
  • All personal expenses, travel insurance, rescue charge in emergency.
  • Extra cost due to flight cancellation/road conditions.
  • Purchases of bottled water while on the trek, gifts and alcohols.
  • All personal clothing and climbing equipments including sleeping bag.
  • Any tipping and donations to the trek staffs.

Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu (1340m)

Arrival in Kathmandu: Arrival at Kathmandu. Meet our company representative and transfer to the hotel (Free afternoon, wander around the city).

 

Day 02 Drive to Syabrubesi (1450m) 6-7 hour

Drive by Bus or Land cruiser as per the group size. The road until Trisuli bazaar is well paved and then the road is graveled and bumpy until you get to SyabruBensi. 

 

Day 03 Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2380m) 6-7 hour walk

First cross the suspension bridge over BhoteKoshi river and pass through the small village; then cross the suspension bridge again over Langtang river then walk right side of the Langtang river following the valley with Bamboo forests to reach Bamboo. After that the trail gradually climbs up to Lama hotel.

 

Day 04 Lama Hotel to Kyanjing Gompa (3800m)

Trek forward through Rhododendron and pine forest for about 3 hrs and reach Ghoda Tabela then walk for another two hours to reach Langtang. Another  3 hrs to reach Kyanjing Gompa (highest settlement of the area) where you can see local cheese factory and beautiful mountains.

 

Day 05 Rest day

Hike up to kyanjing Ri (4700m): Start climbing early in the morning following the steep hill paths to reach at the top of the Kyangjing Ri, which will provide splendid view of the east face of the Langtang Lirung, Kimsung, Yansa Tsenji, Gangchhenpo, Yala peak, Nayakang and many other mountains. Walk back to Camp same route and afternoon visit the Yak Cheese factory.

 

Day 06 Yala Peak base camp(4650m).

Trek to Yala Peak base camp.

 

Day 07 High camp(5000m)

Trek to Yala Peak High camp.

Day 08 Climb to Yala peak(5700m)

Climb to Yala peak(5700m) and trek back to Basecamp.

 

Day 09 Kyangjing Gompa (3800m)

Trek back to Kyangjing Gompa.

Day 10 Lama hotel

Trek back to Lama hotel(Same way).

 

Day 11 back to Shybrubesi

Trek back to Shybrubesi. (same way)

 

Day 12 Back to Kathmandu

Drive back to kathmandu and free afternoon. Overnight in hotel.

Day 13 final departure

Drive to International airport and fly back home.

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-Snow Goggles
-Warm hat (Either wool or synthetic)
-Liner Gloves (wool or Synthetic)
-Over Gloves (Gore-Tex)
-Long underwear (Lightweight or mid weight tops and bottoms made of synthetic material)
-Warm insulating Upper and Lower body Layers (fleece)
-Gore Tex Suit
-Heavy Socks
-Climbing boots (Plastic boots/leather boots with Water proof or snow seal)
-Snow gaiters
-Crampons
-Ice Axe
-Jumar
-Figure 8(Descender)
-Harness
-02 Lock Carabinars (Similar size)
-02 Snap Carabinars(Non Locking)
-6 mm Rope (Prussic slings and safety ropes)  
-Pocket Knife

The gears we can rent from Kathmandu are as following…

-Climbing boots (Plastic boots)
-Crampons
-Ice Axe
-Jumar
-Figure 8(Descender)
-Harness
-02 Lock Carabinars and 02 Snap Carabinars(Non Locking)
-6 mm Rope (Prussic slings and safety ropes)  

Nepal Entry Visa

Foreigners who intend to visit Nepal must hold valid Passport(6 months) or any travel documents equivalent to passport issued by the government for visiting a foreign country. You can obtain the Nepal visa up on arrival at Tribhuwan international airport, Kathmandu. Also you can apply the Nepal visa online now. The application for the tourist visa has to be filled and submitted through this link of Nepal Immigration,http://www.online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/tourist-visa. Please bring the printed copy and show them at the immigration in Kathmandu with the visa fees and 2 copies of passport sized photos. US$ 25 or equivalent foreign currency for 15 days multiple entry visa, US$ 40 or equivalent foreign currency for 30 days multiple entry visa. We suggest you to take cash in hand. If you haven’t applied online visa then visa form will be provided during your flight to Nepal.
Note: Free Visa for Chinese citizens including HKSAR Passport holders.

Trekking Season

The two most pleasant seasons for trekking in Nepal are spring and autumn. The spring season is considered to be March to May. During the spring months flowers are in bloom in the forests so it can be quite beautiful though it can also be bit cloudy, especially in the afternoon.  Autumn season is considered September through November. In autumn season you will get the best mountain views, with clear skies usually all day long. The fall season is slightly cooler with average temperatures. December is also generally the driest month of the year. Trekking in Nepal is possible at any time of the year. It is worth remembering that we will get 75 percent of annual rainfall from the mid June through the August. This period is considered as the monsoon season. Winter in Nepal is considered December through February. These months are the coldest in temperatures depending on where you are. At higher altitudes in the Himalayas temperatures will drop below freezing and it can be extremely cold at night. 

A typical day of trekking

The trekking day begins early at around 6.30AM in the morning with a cup of wake up tea. Before breakfast, pack your duffel bag which is carried by porters by keeping some essential things in your daypack. After breakfast, we are usually starting the good morning walk. After 3-4 hrs walking, we stop for lunch. Allowing about 1 - 2 hours for lunch break then we continue the walk to the destination where we stay overnight. We reach the teahouse/ camp by afternoon, as the afternoon walk is generally shorter than the morning. Check in the room and having afternoon tea, side trips or other activities are generally organized. You can spend the afternoon as you wish then meet for the dinner around 7PM and sleep.

Geography of Nepal

Nepal covers the land area of 147,181 sqkm, stretching 800km from east to west and 90 to 230km from north to south. Nepal is land-locked between China (including the Chinese autonomous region of Tibet) and India. Nepal has three geographic regions; the mountainous Himalayan belt (including 8 of the 14 highest mountain peaks in the world), the hill region and the plains region. Nepal contains the greatest altitude variation on earth, from the lowland Terai, at almost sea-level to Mount Everest at 8848 metres. Nepal is divided into five development regions and seventy-five districts. Where as high Himalayas occupy 16% of the total land area of Nepal with elevation ranging from 4,000m to above 8,848m. This region accommodates the eight of the highest peaks in the world; Mt. Everest (8848m), Kanchanjunga (8586m), Lhotse (8516m), Cho Oyu (8201m), Dhaulagiri (8167m), Mt. Makalu (8463m), Manaslu (8163m) and Annapurna I (8091m).

Currency in Nepal

Nepali Rupee notes come in Rupees 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500, 1000 denominations. Coins come in Rs. 1, 2 and 5 denominations. Foreign currencies must be exchanged only through banks or authorized money exchangers. Banks are usually open from 09.30 am to 3.00 pm Sundays through Thursdays and from 10.00 am to 1.00 pm on Fridays. Saturdays are closed.

Credit Cards

All major cards are accepted for tourist services. There is usually a 4% mark-up on top of the price.

Climate change

Nepal is one of the most vulnerable countries in South Asia to climate change, yet it has limited capacity to address impacts of climate change or to take advantage of the opportunities. It has a highly variable climate and fragile ecosystems. The Himalayan glaciers are retreating faster than any other major body of ice. With climate change, climate variability, a driver of poverty in a country where 60% of the population is reliant on agriculture, will only increase. The monsoon rains are already more intense, but of shorter duration, and are arriving later, which has a devastating impact on the rice fields. The Greater Himalaya region is the water tower of Asia. Nepal sits at a strategic point, in the headwaters of the Ganges basin. 500 million people live in this basin, which is one of the most flood prone in the world. Currently Nepals Himalayan Rivers supply 70% of the dry season water in the Ganges and 30% of the peak flood waters. Nepals potential for hydropower is 100 times its existing energy use. Current development of rivers are sub-optimal, focusing solely on hydro rather than also storing water in the summer to use for irrigation during the rest of the year and reduce flooding.

Clothing in Nepal

From April to the end of September, it is warm in Kathmandu. In Nepal clothing for travelling purpose should be comfortable and light weight. You can also wear longer shorts provided that it is weather-friendly. In the months of October to the end of March, days are usually warm and evenings are cool. Put on your summer clothes during the day time but in the evening and night it is advisable to carry a light jacket. Winter season starts from December to February. One must be equipped with sufficient winter wears like down jackets, sweaters, trousers etc to stay protected from the cold. In accordance to Nepali weather you can have your clothes well-packed in your luggage or you can also purchase clothes of your choice and needs from the clothing stores in Kathmandu.

Health issues/Altitude sickness

Those in good health should have no difficulty traveling to Nepal. But people with health conditions including asthma, diabetes, high blood pressure, epilepsy and cardiac problems should seek a doctor’s approval before planning a trip to Nepal. Trekking and Climbing in Nepal involves high altitude and can be strenuous.Simple headache, fever, loss of appetite or stomach disorders can happen before the acclimatization. Altitude sickness, if not treated when symptoms first appear, can lead to death. Often known as AMS or Acute Mountain Sickness, it can ruin a Treks and Climbings and should be treated very seriously. The Himalayan Mountains begin where other mountain ranges end.  As altitude increases, specially above 3,000 metres, the air becomes thinner, creating certain difficulties for the human body. Youth, strength and fitness make no difference here. The only prevention is to give ones body time to adjust to high altitude. Those who go too high too fast are liable to be victims of Acute Mountain Sickness.  To minimize its threat, we recommend following these advice:
01. Drink adequate fluids.  At 4,300 metres for example, the body requires 3 to 4 litres of liquid a day.  At low altitudes try to drink at least 1 litre a day.
02. Accept the fact that you cannot go very high if your time is short.
03. Learn to recognize the symptoms of AMS: headache, nausea, loss of appetite, sleeplessness, fluid retention and/or swelling of the body.  The cure is to climb no higher until the symptoms have disappeared.
04. Do not expect everyone in your group to acclimatize at the same rate.  If you experience such discomforts, tell the accompanying travel High Solu facilitators immediately.
05. For the sake of safety, if the trek leader deems it necessary to ask a participant who is suffering from AMS to descend, he will have the authority to do so even though it may go against the will of that participant.

People and Religions of Nepal

Nepalese people are mainly divided into two distinct groups, the Indo-Aryans and the Mangoloids. Since 2008AD, Nepal has been declared a secular country. The Hindu Temples and Buddhist Shrines are scattered all over the Kingdom. Nepal is the birthplace of Lord Buddha, Herald of Peace, The Light of Asia. Hindus, Buddhists, Muslims and Christians live together in harmony. And other nature worshippers, too, exist here. Ethnic diversity and custom of Nepal make Nepal the most fascinating tourist destination in the world. Official statistics indicates that Nepali population of around 35 millions includes more than 90 ethnic groups speaking 100 different languages and dialects.

History of Nepal

Nepal has witnessed many rulers and dynasties play contributing roles in moulding Nepal to present day’s Modern Nepal. Kirantis ruled Nepal from 9th century B.C. to 1st century A.D. Later Lichchhavis took over Kiranti from 3rd to 13th century and then were followed by Thakuri belonging to Malla dynasty. Then Shah Dynasty held the reign. Prithvi Narayan Shah is solely responsible for today’s modern day Nepal for he is the one who united different kingdoms into one single nation in 1769. In 1846, the Kot massacre led by Junga Bahadur Rana backseated the power of monarchy and made Rana regime more powerful. In 1950 Tribhuvan with the support from India restored monarchy. A coalition government comprising the Nepali congress party and the Ranas was thereafter installed with the promise of free elections in 1952. In 1960, Mahendra, son of Tribhuvan tactically established Panchayat system, meaning ‘five councils system’, by engineering a coup, declaring a new constitution, imprisoning all the leaders of the then government and enforcing a ban on all political activities. People’s movement of 1990 opened up a new chapter for a decade of democracy in Nepal which led to multiparty democracy with constitutional monarchy. Democracy came with heavy price leading to incompetent political leaders, political conflicts, Maoist insurgency,corruptions and downfall in national economy. Royal family massacre in 2001 left whole world in complete shock. Gynendra was crowned Nepal’s king after his brother, Birendra’s assassination. With the advent of 2006 all major political parties committed to reform their past mistakes and Maoist rebels came together with the support from Nepali people and jointly went on several days strikes to restore democracy. Finally,Gynendra handed over the political power to Nepali people and democracy was once again restored in Nepal.Then maoists has been the biggest political party of Nepal 2008 election. Nepal recently(September 2015) declared the new constitution for the country.

Shopping in Nepal

In the major cities of Nepal, like Kathmandu, Patan, Bhaktapur, Pokhara, you will find well resourced shopping malls. From clothes, shoes, accessories, sports wear, electronic goods, cosmetics, food and decoration items to kitchen wares you can purchase any goods. In Nepal shopping of both local and imported goods are possible. Most shops and clothing stores have fixed price tagged along their goods. But in case of small shops, you can bargain the prices for purchasing goods. While shopping in Nepal it is advisable to carry Nepali currency in cash as most of the shops only accept cash. In Kathmandu, Thamel, Newroad and DurbarMarg are the most popular Shopping centers.

Foods in Nepal

Kathmandu is a paradise for food lovers.Besides Nepali food Nepal restaurants here serve varieties of hygienic delicacies from Indian, Chinese, Tibetan, Japanese, Italian, Australian, Russian, Korean, Mexican,Thai etc to continental at remarkably reasonable price. If you desire to lead a Nepali lifestyle during your stay in Nepal, then there are also some restaurants serving pure Nepali cuisine (Dal Bhat) which comprises of steamed rice, lentil soup and varieties of vegetable/ non vegetable curries. Thamel, the tourist hub of Kathmandu, is well known for many excellent restaurants, cafés and pubs. Pokhara also have numerous restaurants that serve every kind of delicacies complementing your taste. The foods in the mountains(trekking routes) also fresh, hygenic and delicious.

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is not included in the trip price. It is essential that you take out comprehensive travel insurance prior to your trek. Your travel insurance must provide cover against personal accident, medical expenses, emergency evacuation (including helicopter rescue) and personal liability. We also recommend that it cover trip cancellation and loss of luggage and personal effects.

Hotels in Nepal

Nepal offers a wide range of accommodation, from 5 star luxury hotels to budget-priced guest houses. Top hotel in Nepal gives you the high quality services. Whatever your requirements are, Nepal hotels can meet them all. Best Nepal Trekking P(LTD), is always recommend the best Hotels in Nepal for your holidays.

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Challenges

Generally short treks of duration not more than 10 days with average walking of 4-6 hours a day with maximum altitude gain of 3500m. Suitable for those people who do not have any previous trekking experience, but still want to see the country side, himalayan scenery, meet and interact with local culture.
The treks covering altitude of 4500m with some longer and shorter walks of 6-7 hrs a day. Moderate treks are with duration of 10 days to 2 weeks in the mountains, suits for people of all ages with good physical fitness.
The trek involves some steep ascents and descents, throughout high passes and involving glacier crossings. Usually you will trek 6 to 8 hours a day. The highest elevation reached is around 5500m & trekking duration can be 2-3 weeks.
This grade will involves the altitude ranges above 5500m to 6000m plus with 7 hrs of walking a day. It covering very remote areas, walking over snow covered high passes with the need of climbing equipment.

Elevation Chart