Yala Peak Climbing

Duration: 13 Days   |  
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Strenuous
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Bus
  • Food: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge + Camping
  • Max Elevation: 5520m

Yala Peak, located north to the Kathmandu valley in the beautiful Langtang region is a relatively easier trekking peak in the nation of Himalayas. Standing at an elevation of 5520m, it is one of the most alluring peak of the region well suited for the novice climbers. It is a non-technical climb and does not require any prior climbing experience. Anyone with decent physical fitness and a bit of courage can easily scale the peak. This package offers awesome peak climbing experience along with a remarkable trek in the Langtang region.

The trip to Yela Peak begins with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi. The trail then passes through marvelous alpine meadows, majestic waterfalls and blooming rhododendron forests. As we approach to Lantang valley, we can witness various floras and faunas including including Danphe, Himalayan black bear, red panda and musk deer in the Langtang National Park. Exploring Langtang glacier and Langshisha Kharka, the beautiful yak pasture will make the trek more sensational. In Kyanjin Gompa, we can visit the ancient monastery and a famous cheese making factory. An acquintance into the cultures, traditions and ethnic generosity of the local Tamang people, which is quite similar to the Tibetan culture will simply leave you amazed.

The joy of reaching to the summit of Yala Peak will be purely overwhelming that could will remain you with as a life-long memory. On reaching the summit, you can enjoy the panoramic view of peaks such as Dorje Lakpa, Ganchenpo, Naya Kang, Tserko Ri, Langtang Lirung and most importantly Shishapangma (8013m), the highest mountain in Tibet. Marvel Adventure organizes Yala Peak Climbing for enthusiasts like you with all the necessary arrangements. Well-designed itinerary, professional Sherpa guides and essential equipments will make sure that you will have the best of trekking and climbing experience in the nation of Himalayas. 

Day to Day Itinerary

  • Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 02Guided Kathmandu sightseing tour
  • Day 03Drive to Syabrubesi (1450m)
  • Day 04Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2480m)
  • Day 05Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3540m)
  • Day 06Langtang to Kyanjin Gompa (3900m)
  • Day 07Acclimatization day in Kyanjin Gompa
  • Day 08Kyanjin Gompa to Yala Peak Base Camp
  • Day 09Summit Yala Peak and Back to Kyanjin Gompa
  • Day 10Trek down to Rimche
  • Day 11Trek back to Syabrubesi
  • Day 12Drive back to Kathmandu
  • Day 13Final Departure
Detail Itinerary

What to Expect

  • Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
  • Three nights standard Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Guided Kathmandu sightseeing tour
  • All land transportation
  • Standard meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • TIMS (Trekking Information Management System) card
  • Yala Peak climbing permit 
  • Professional mountain guide
  • Stong and helpful porter with proper equipments (1 porter for 2 people)
  • Salary,food,accommodation and insurance for guide and porters
  • Tea house/lodge accommodation during the trek
  • Tent accommodation in Yala Peak base camp with hygienic meals.
  • Necessary peak climbing equipments
  • Comprehensive first aid kit
  • Government taxes and official expenses
  • International Airfare and taxes
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Your Travel Insurance (compulsory)
  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu 
  • Entrance fee in the heritage sites during city tour.
  • Your personal expenses of any kind
  • Any kind of drinks and desserts during the trek
  • Tips for guide and porter (Tipping is expected)

Useful Information

1. Insurance

Travel insurance is mandatory for all clients undertaking any trip. It should provide adequate security for the full duration of the tour to cover personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, helicopter rescue and loss of luggage. Make sure that your insurance policy covers up to 2500-5000 meters of altitude.

2. Packing List

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun-Cream and Lip Balm with high SPF
  • Hat/Cap
  • T-shirt, Vests and Shirt
  • Fleece/Sweater
  • Fleece Jacket
  • Down Jacket
  • Waterproof Jacket and Trousers
  • Warm Gloves
  • Hiking Boots
  • 3-4 pairs of socks
  • Day pack (30-40 liters)
  • Torch light
  • Water bottle (Minimum 2 liters)
  • Small Hand Towel
  • Sleeping Bag for up to -15 Degree Celsius

3. Guide and Porter

We provide experienced, knowledgeable and honest guide with good communication skills in English language to make your trip wonderful. The guide will provide all the information about the mountains, different histories, cultures, traditions and many more. We will provide 1 porter for 2 people. The porters are helpful as well as strong and will carry a maximum of 25 kgs combined. After giving the best services along with the hard works up in the mountains, guides and porters expect some tips from your side. Tipping culture is very common in tourism sector.

4. Altitude Sickness

Altitude sickness, also known as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), is a pathological effect of high altitude on humans, caused by acute exposure to low partial pressure of oxygen at high altitude. It commonly occurs above 3000 meters. It presents as a collection of nonspecific symptoms, acquired at high altitude or in low air pressure, resembling a case of "flu, carbon monoxide poisoning, or a hangover". However, most people can ascend to 3000 meters without difficulty.

Primary Symptoms of Altitude Sickness:

  • Lack of appetite, nausea, or vomiting
  • Fatigue or weakness
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness
  • Swelling of hands, feet, and face
  • Insomnia
  • Shortness of breath upon exertion
  • Nosebleed
  • Persistent rapid pulse
  • Drowsiness
  • General malaise

Prevention:

Ascending slowly is the best way to avoid altitude sickness. Avoiding strenuous activity such as skiing, hiking, etc. in the first 24 hours at high altitude reduces the symptoms of AMS. Alcohol and sleeping pills are respiratory depressants, and thus slow down the acclimatization process and should be avoided. Alcohol also tends to cause dehydration and exacerbates AMS. Thus, Marvel Adventure strictly suggests avoiding alcohol consumption in the first 24–48 hours at a higher altitude.

Guides and porters from Marvel Adventure are very much familiar with this problem due to their experience. All of them are trained with basic medical trainings and hence they definitely can help you.

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