Yala Peak Climbing
Yala Peak Climbing
Climbing is an adventure, an integral part of the trekking experience that should not be misconstrued. It is not merely an appendage to the trek; it is the very essence of the real world’s adventure. Ascending Yala Peak is an observational endeavor, offering breathtaking vistas of Shishapangma (8,046m), Langtang Lirung (7,246m), Gang Chempo (6,388m), and Dorje Lakpa, providing a fresh perspective on these awe-inspiring peaks. Climbing Yala Peak is a harmonious blend of grandeur, challenge, and adventure. It is not just a focal point; it is the driving force that propels you toward your ultimate goal.
The summit of Yala Peak, cloaked in rock and ice, stands as a testament to your determination. The ice-covered slope, navigated with walking sticks and ropes, leads you ever closer to your climbing objective. This summit is encircled by snow-clad peaks on all sides, a view that will captivate your senses and hold your gaze. For a moment, this summit becomes the focal point of your life, a pursuit you simply must undertake.
In Kathmandu, your accommodations will be at a comfortable 3-star hotel. During the trek, you’ll stay in teahouses, also known as lodges or guesthouses. These were originally named teahouses as they primarily offered tea to trekkers decades ago. Over time, they have evolved to provide meals and comfortable lodging. Teahouse standards vary from village to village. Some have attached bathrooms with hot water, while others offer basic facilities with shared toilets and bathrooms. Some even provide dormitory-style accommodations, complete with a bed, pillow, blanket, and bedsheet, though you should bring your sleeping bag. In the Yala Peak Base Camp, we will stay overnight in tents.
Your trip cost includes transportation arrangements in Nepal, ensuring a seamless experience. This includes private airport transfers upon your arrival and departure in Kathmandu. Additionally, local bus transportation will take you from Kathmandu to Shyaphru Besi and back. Optionally, you can choose to travel in a private Jeep for an additional cost.
Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, our team will be waiting for you, easily identifiable with our company signboard. They will facilitate your transfer to the hotel, where one of our representatives will provide a comprehensive briefing on the trip. If time allows, you may visit our office or receive the briefing in the hotel lobby.
During your stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara, we will provide daily breakfast at your hotel. Given the higher altitudes and trekking requirements, your body will require substantial energy. Therefore, we ensure that the meals we provide contain the right balance of carbohydrates, protein, and fats. We will serve three square meals a day, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner, complemented by tea or coffee.
The farewell dinner is a special occasion for both you and us. It will be hosted at a traditional Nepali restaurant, offering you the opportunity to share your experiences in Nepal. This is the perfect moment to get to know our team better and reflect on the services we’ve provided while enjoying a delightful meal together.
In recognition of your achievement, Travel Max Guide will present you with an accomplishment certificate, accompanied by traditional Nepali gifts. This gesture symbolizes our appreciation and gratitude for your trust in the Travel Max Guide team.
Travel Max Guide Team:
Travel Max Guide comprises a passionate team with over a decade of experience in the tourism industry. Our journey began with a commitment to social work, supporting children’s education programs in Nepal. As we recognized the need to raise funds, we devised a strategy to launch our travel business, promoting and organizing trekking, tours, and outdoor activities in Nepal. Our team consists of government-licensed guides who are local experts, well-versed in first aid, trekking, climbing, and various relevant disciplines.
Given the high altitudes and the potential risks involved in trekking above 3,000 meters, having comprehensive travel insurance is essential. We strongly recommend obtaining suitable travel insurance in your home country before embarking on your Nepal trip. Your insurance policy should cover medical expenses, helicopter evacuations from altitudes of 5,000m to 6,000m, and other health-related contingencies. Please provide our company with a copy of your insurance policy, which will be crucial in the event of a mountain rescue operation.
Passport and Visa:
Before traveling to Nepal, ensure that your passport is valid for at least six months. Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you can easily obtain a Tourist Visa ‘On Arrival’ for Nepal. The visa process is quick and straightforward. Additionally, have four passport-sized photos with you. Visitors from China and SAARC countries are eligible for a free visa.
Nepal welcomes visitors year-round, offering diverse trekking and touring options. Different seasons bring unique charms to trekking, allowing you to choose the one that appeals to you most:
- Autumn Season (September to November)
- Winter Season (November to February)
- Spring Season (March to May)
- Rainy Season (June to August)
Nepal offers various types of trekking experiences:
- Tea House Trekking (Guesthouse/Lodge Trek)
- Home Stay
Travel Max Guide provides a range of trekking experiences, including popular treks, restricted treks, charity treks, lake treks, service treks, tailor-made treks, national parks treks, off-the-beaten-path treks, short treks, camping treks, family treks, luxury treks, medical treks, teahouse treks, new routes treks, and more. Explore our website for detailed trekking options or contact us for personalized recommendations.
Extend Your Holiday/Optional Itinerary and Services:
Travel Max Guide offers exclusive extension holidays, optional itineraries, and additional services based on previous client feedback and our extensive industry experience. You have the flexibility to add extra days to your Nepal adventure or customize your itinerary to suit your preferences. Please feel free to reach out to our travel planner to discuss your specific needs and interests.
Our group trekking and climbing trips typically accommodate a minimum of two participants and a maximum of 30. Group treks feature experienced guide leaders, one porter for every two trekkers, and an assistant trekking guide for groups of eight or more. For those seeking a more personalized experience, we also offer private trekking options and cater to solo trekkers.
Be a Contributor to a Good Cause:
Travel Max Guide is an initiative of First Act Nepal (FAN), an organization committed to social causes. You might wonder why we are adding to the plethora of existing organizations. The answer is simple: we believe in sharing what we have. Our guiding principle is “Love Your Neighbor as Yourself.” With this in mind, we support FAN by allocating a portion of our income to the child sponsorship program. Even a small contribution can make a significant difference in the lives of Nepal’s children, and we are dedicated to creating opportunities within our communities. Let’s share, let’s act, and let’s make a positive impact together.
We place a strong emphasis on offering volunteering opportunities. If you are interested in volunteer work or community service, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.
For those looking to capture special moments through film, Travel Max Guide offers travel documentaries and travel photography trips throughout Nepal. Our team can create captivating documentaries to immortalize your unique journey. This service is not included in the standard package and can be customized based on your group size, timeframe, and specific requirements.
Upon request, we can arrange travel photography tours in Nepal. These tours are led by experienced photographers who will guide you through the picturesque landscapes of Nepal. Whether you are a professional photographer, part of the film industry, or simply interested in learning photography, Nepal provides the perfect backdrop. Contact us for more details.
Your adventure with Travel Max Guide promises an unforgettable experience in the stunning landscapes of Nepal, with a dedicated team that combines passion, expertise, and a commitment to making a positive impact.
Detail Itinerary of Yala Peak Climbing
Embark on an unforgettable journey that begins and concludes in Kathmandu. Our 9-day Yala Peak Climbing includes top-tier accommodations, hassle-free transportation, the guidance of certified and expert local trek leaders, and all the necessary permits for your trekking adventure.
Vital Note for Your Itinerary:
Upon the successful completion of your 14-day journey, you will return to Kathmandu via a bus from Shyaphrubesi. To ensure a smooth and well-prepared start to your trek, we highly advise all travelers to arrive in Kathmandu at least one day prior to the departure date, ideally in the afternoon. This additional day will provide ample time for essential guidance, equipment checks, comprehensive weather briefings, and emotional support.
Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1400m)
That sounds like a warm welcome for your arrival in Kathmandu! Here’s what you can expect upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport:
- Airport Arrival: Once you disembark from your flight and pass through immigration and customs, you’ll exit the arrivals area into the airport’s arrival hall.
- Meet and Greet: Look for the company representative who will be holding a signboard with your name or the company’s name on it. They should be waiting for you in the arrival hall.
- Introduction and Assistance: The representative will introduce themselves and assist you with your luggage. They will be your main point of contact and support during your stay in Nepal.
- Transportation: Depending on your arrival time and arrangements, they will then escort you to your hotel or to the company’s office. The mode of transportation (private car, van, etc.) will be provided as per your booking.
- Hotel Check-In: If you are taken to your hotel, you’ll complete the check-in process, and the hotel staff will assist you with any questions or needs you may have about your room and stay.
- Rest and Refresh: After your journey, take some time to rest and refresh in your room, especially if you’ve had a long flight.
- Thamel Visit (Optional): If you have free time and energy, you can explore Thamel, a vibrant and bustling neighborhood in Kathmandu known for its shops, restaurants, and cultural attractions. Your representative can provide recommendations on places to visit and dine.
- Questions and Itinerary: Use this opportunity to ask any questions you may have about your itinerary, activities, or any specific arrangements you’d like to make during your stay in Nepal.
- Briefing: Depending on your schedule, the company may hold a briefing session to provide you with more details about your upcoming journey, including trekking or tour specifics.
- Relax and Prepare: Take the evening to relax and prepare for the adventures that lie ahead.
Enjoy your time in Kathmandu and make the most of your visit to this fascinating city!
Pre-trip Meeting and Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley
Your sightseeing itinerary in Kathmandu includes visits to some of the most culturally and historically significant UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the city. Here’s what you can expect to see:
Kathmandu Durbar Square:
- Historical Significance: Once a ceremonial site and palace where kings were coronated, it is now a palace turned museum.
- Architectural Marvels: Explore monuments, temples, and statues dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries.
- Cultural Experience: Get a glimpse into the life of royalty as you walk among these well-preserved structures.
Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple):
- Spiritual Experience: This ancient stupa, perched at an impressive altitude, is over 2,000 years old.
- Buddhist Significance: Admire the fascinating face of Lord Buddha on all sides of the stupa, and learn about the five Dhyani Buddhas, each representing a facet of wisdom.
- Panoramic Views: Enjoy a stunning bird’s-eye view of the Kathmandu Valley from the stupa’s vantage point.
- Hindu Temple: Pashupatinath is one of the most sacred temples dedicated to Lord Shiva in Hinduism.
- Historical and Cultural Richness: Experience the timeless aura of this ancient temple and observe the rituals and ceremonies performed here.
- Architecture: Marvel at the architectural beauty of the temple complex from a respectful distance, as only Hindus are allowed entry through the main gate.
- Buddhist Pilgrimage: Bouddhanath is a revered stupa for Buddhists, known for its spiritual significance.
- Mysterious Myths: The stupa is said to house the remains of either Kasyapa Buddha or Lord Buddha himself, making it a place of deep reverence.
- Symbolism: Explore the base of the stupa adorned with 108 small images of the Dhyani Buddha Amitabha, each holding its own symbolism.
Your day promises to be a blend of history, spirituality, and cultural immersion as you visit these iconic sites. Your knowledgeable guide will provide insights into the significance and stories behind each location, making your visit a rich and memorable experience. Enjoy your exploration of Kathmandu’s heritage!
Drive to Syabru Besi (1,462m) by local bus Duration: 8 hours
Your journey begins in the vibrant capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu, and takes you on an adventure to the picturesque village of Syabrubesi. Here’s what you can expect on this scenic trek:
Kathmandu to Syabrubesi:
- Starting Point: Your trek starts in Kathmandu, a bustling city with a rich cultural heritage.
- Mountain Views: As you leave the city behind, you’ll be treated to panoramic views of some of Nepal’s most famous peaks, including Manaslu (8156m), Annapurna (8091m), and Ganesh Himal (7422m).
- Narrow and Winding Trails: The trekking trail to Syabrubesi may be narrow and winding, offering a sense of adventure as you navigate through the rugged terrain.
- Downhill Descent: Your trail will involve descending to reach Syabrubesi, allowing you to take in the changing landscapes and terrains.
Throughout this journey, you’ll witness the stunning beauty of the Nepalese countryside, with its lush hills and breathtaking mountain backdrops. The trekking experience will immerse you in nature and provide opportunities for peaceful reflection as you make your way to the charming village of Syabrubesi.
Trek to Lama Hotel (2,500 m) Duration: 5 hours
On this leg of your journey, you’ll continue your trek from Syabrubesi, embarking on an adventure along the Langtang Khola river. Here’s what you can expect:
Trekking Along the Langtang Khola:
- Starting Point: Your day begins after breakfast in Syabrubesi, where you’ll hit the trail.
- River Views: The trekking trail will follow the Langtang Khola, allowing you to enjoy the sights and sounds of this scenic river as it winds through the landscape.
- Varied Terrain: The trail will take you through a mix of terrains, with both uphill and downhill sections, offering a diverse trekking experience.
- Forest Exploration: Along the way, you’ll have the opportunity to trek through lush oak and rhododendron forests. The rhododendron is Nepal’s national flower, and its vibrant blooms can add a burst of color to the landscape.
- Suspension Bridge Crossing: You’ll come across a suspension bridge that spans the river. Crossing this bridge will be an adventure in itself as you take in the stunning river views.
This part of your journey promises both natural beauty and physical challenges as you navigate the changing terrain. The Langtang Khola, with its clear waters and forested surroundings, provides a serene backdrop for your trekking adventure.
Trek to Langtang Village (3,307m) Duration: 5 hours
Continuing Your Trek to Langtang Village:
- Uphill Trek: Your trek will take you uphill, and as you ascend, you’ll gain elevation, offering you breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. This is an opportunity to immerse yourself in the stunning Himalayan landscape.
- Scenic Waterfalls: Along the trail, you’ll have the chance to witness the beauty of cascading waterfalls. The sight and sound of these waterfalls add to the enchanting atmosphere of the trek.
- Ghoda Tabala (Horse Stable): You’ll pass through Ghoda Tabala, which translates to “horse stable” in Nepali. This is a unique and interesting spot where horses are kept. The picturesque setting and the presence of horses make it a memorable part of your journey.
- Langtang Himal: As you continue your trek, you’ll get closer to the Langtang Himal range, which offers spectacular mountain views. Don’t forget to have your camera ready to capture the natural beauty that surrounds you.
- Village Life: Along the way, you’ll pass through small villages, providing you with the opportunity to interact with the local people and get a glimpse of their way of life. Meeting herders and other villagers can offer valuable insights into the culture of the region.
- Buddhist Monastery: Your trek will also lead you to a Buddhist monastery. These monasteries are not only places of worship but also centers of spiritual and cultural significance. Visiting the monastery can be a serene and reflective experience.
This part of your journey is filled with natural wonders, cultural encounters, and stunning mountain vistas. It’s a chance to get closer to the local way of life and immerse yourself in the rich cultural and natural heritage of the Langtang region.
Trek to Kyanjin Gumba (3,870m) Duration: 4 hours
Continuing Your Trek to Kyanjin Gompa:
- Uphill Trek to Mundu: After a hearty breakfast, you’ll continue your trek, and this leg of your journey will take you uphill. As you ascend, you’ll come across the charming village of Mundu. Take some time to explore the village and appreciate the local culture.
- Water Mills: Along the trail, you may encounter traditional water mills. These mills are used by the local communities for grinding grains, and they are an essential part of the region’s agricultural practices.
- Prayer Wheels and Chortens: Throughout your trek, you’ll encounter prayer wheels and Chortens. Prayer wheels are often turned clockwise as a form of devotion, and Chortens are sacred monuments. These are significant symbols of Buddhism, and you can participate in the local customs by spinning the prayer wheels as you pass by.
- Mani Wall: Your journey will lead you to the largest mani wall in Nepal. Mani walls are constructed with stone tablets inscribed with Buddhist prayers and mantras. Walking alongside this impressive mani wall can be a spiritually enriching experience.
- Kyanjin Gompa Monastery: Finally, you’ll arrive at Kyanjin Gompa, the heart of the Langtang region. This location is not only famous for its serene and ancient monastery but also serves as a fantastic viewpoint. The monastery is a place of spiritual significance, and you can explore its tranquil surroundings.
- Scenic Views: Kyanjin Gompa offers some of the best panoramic views in the Langtang region. The Himalayan landscapes here are awe-inspiring, making it a perfect spot for photography and taking in the natural beauty.
As you explore these cultural and natural wonders along the trail, you’ll gain a deeper appreciation for the rich heritage of the Langtang region and the spiritual significance it holds for the local communities. Kyanjin Gompa, in particular, promises to be a highlight of your journey, both culturally and visually.
Kyanjin Gumba Exploration & Acclimatization Day
Trekking to Tsergo Ri and Enjoying the Views:
- Summiting Tsergo Ri: Today’s adventure takes you to the summit of Tsergo Ri. This snow-covered peak offers an incredible vantage point to soak in the majestic Himalayan panorama. The colorful Buddhist prayer flags adorning the summit add to the spiritual ambiance of the place. Take your time at the summit to savor the stunning views that surround you.
- Spectacular Mountain Views: From Tsergo Ri, you’re treated to breathtaking views of Langtang Lirung (7,227 meters), the highest peak in the Langtang Himal range. The snow-capped peaks, dramatic ridges, and pristine landscapes stretch out before you, creating a memorable spectacle that’s sure to stay with you.
- Kyanjin Ri and Langtang Lirung: While on your ascent, you’ll also catch sight of Kyanjin Ri (4,773 meters), another prominent viewpoint in the region. The Langtang Lirung massif dominates the horizon, creating a dramatic backdrop for your trek. Don’t forget to capture these incredible vistas with your camera to preserve the memories.
- Interactions with Fellow Trekkers: Along the way to Tsergo Ri, you’ll likely encounter fellow trekkers who share your passion for adventure and the great outdoors. These interactions can lead to inspiring conversations and camaraderie as you all appreciate the natural wonders of the Langtang region.
- Scenic Uphill and Downhill Trails: The trekking trail to Tsergo Ri offers a mix of uphill and downhill sections, each with its own unique charm. Whether you’re ascending toward the summit or descending back to Kyanjin Gompa, you’ll be surrounded by the breathtaking scenery of the Langtang Valley.
Trekking to Tsergo Ri is not only a physical achievement but also a spiritual and visual one. The pristine mountain environment, the fluttering prayer flags, and the camaraderie of fellow trekkers all contribute to making this trek a memorable and enriching experience. It’s a journey that allows you to connect with the natural world and the cultural heritage of the Langtang region.
Trek to Yala Peak Base Camp (4,400 m) Duration: 5 hours
Climbing Yala Peak:
- Trekking to the Yala Peak Base Camp: Today’s trek takes you along a rocky glacier as you make your way to the base camp of Yala Peak. This part of the journey offers an exceptional view of surrounding peaks, including Ganchenpo, Naya Kang, and Tserko Ri. The rugged terrain and pristine surroundings set the stage for your upcoming climbing adventure.
- Preparation and Training: Upon reaching the base camp, you’ll have the opportunity to receive comprehensive training from your climbing guide. This training is a crucial step in ensuring a safe and successful ascent of Yala Peak. Your guide will impart valuable skills and knowledge, including the proper use of climbing equipment, rope techniques, and safety procedures.
- Climbing Equal to Your Guide: The training you receive at the base camp will not only prepare you for the climb but also empower you to climb alongside your guide. This shared experience allows you to actively participate in the ascent and work as a team to overcome the challenges of the climb.
- Reaching the Summit Safely: Climbing Yala Peak is an exhilarating adventure that culminates in reaching its summit. With the guidance and expertise of your climbing guide, you’ll navigate the ascent safely and successfully. The summit of Yala Peak provides panoramic views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks and landscapes, rewarding your efforts with breathtaking vistas.
Climbing Yala Peak is a thrilling endeavor that combines trekking through pristine mountain terrain with the excitement of reaching the summit. The training and guidance provided by your climbing guide are essential components of ensuring a safe and enjoyable climbing experience. Reaching the summit of Yala Peak is not only a personal achievement but also an opportunity to immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring beauty of the Himalayas.
Yala Peak B.C.
Summit Yala Peak (5,500m) and back to Kyangjin Gumba
Summiting Yala Peak:
- Early Morning Start: The day of the summit is an early one. You’ll begin your ascent of Yala Peak in the pre-dawn hours, ensuring that you have ample time to reach the summit and enjoy the breathtaking views.
- Panoramic Views: As you climb to the top-most height of Yala Peak, you’ll be rewarded with a spectacular panoramic view of the surrounding Himalayan mountains. These include prominent peaks like Shishapangma, Dorje Lakpa, Ganchenpo, Naya Kang, Tserko Ri, Langtang Lirung, and others. The awe-inspiring vistas from the summit are a testament to your achievement and the natural beauty of the region.
- Time at the Summit: Upon reaching the summit, you’ll have the opportunity to spend some time taking in the stunning scenery, capturing memories through photos, and reflecting on the accomplishment of reaching this lofty height. The sense of accomplishment and the breathtaking views make this a truly memorable moment.
- Descent and Return: After enjoying your time at the summit, you’ll make your way back to the base camp of Yala Peak. The descent provides a different perspective of the landscape, allowing you to savor the beauty of the region from various angles. Eventually, you’ll return to Kyangjin Gumba, completing your successful climb of Yala Peak.
Summiting Yala Peak is an unforgettable experience that combines the thrill of reaching great heights with the reward of witnessing some of the world’s most iconic mountain peaks. The panoramic views from the summit offer a sense of awe and wonder, making the effort and preparation worthwhile. As you descend and return to Kyangjin Gumba, you’ll carry with you the memories of this remarkable achievement in the heart of the Himalayas.
Trek back to Lama Hotel (2,500 m) Duration: 5.30 hours
Descending to Lama Hotel:
- Enjoyable Descent: The descent from Lama Hotel is indeed an enjoyable part of the trek, as it allows you to gradually make your way down through the beautiful Langtang Valley. Unlike the challenging ascents, descending offers a different perspective, providing you with ample opportunities to soak in the stunning scenery at a more relaxed pace.
- Continuous Mountain Views: While descending, you’ll continue to be treated to breathtaking views of Langtang Lirung and other surrounding mountains. The sight of these majestic peaks serves as a constant reminder of the natural beauty of the Langtang Region.
- Caution and Slow Pace: Despite the enjoyment of the descent, it’s important to exercise caution and maintain a slow and steady pace while trekking downhill. The trail may feature uneven terrain, rocks, and occasional steep sections. Taking your time ensures a safe and comfortable descent.
- Reflecting on the Journey: As you descend, you might find yourself reflecting on the incredible journey you’ve had so far. From the initial days in Kathmandu to the challenging ascents and rewarding summit of Yala Peak, this trek has been a series of memorable experiences.
- Arrival at Lama Hotel: The descent will eventually lead you back to Lama Hotel, where you can rest and unwind after a day of trekking. Lama Hotel is a familiar and welcoming place where you can recharge and share stories with fellow trekkers.
Descending from Lama Hotel marks a transition from the high-altitude challenges of Yala Peak to the more moderate terrain of the Langtang Valley. It’s a time to savor the natural beauty, appreciate the journey, and prepare for the remaining days of trekking in this picturesque region.
Trek to Syabru Besi (1,462 m) Duration: 6 hours
Completing the Yala Peak Climbing Expedition:
- Farewell to the Mountains: Today marks the final day of your Yala Peak climbing expedition. It’s a day of both accomplishment and a touch of nostalgia as you bid farewell to the mountains that have been your constant companions throughout this journey.
- Trek to Syabrubesi: After enjoying a hearty breakfast, you begin your descent from Lama Hotel towards Syabrubesi. The trek is relatively easy, taking you through the lush and picturesque forested landscapes of the Langtang Valley. This leisurely downhill walk allows you to soak in the tranquility of the natural surroundings.
- Lunch in Syabrubesi: Upon reaching Syabrubesi, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy a well-deserved lunch. It’s a moment to relax, refuel, and reflect on the incredible experiences you’ve had during this climbing expedition.
- Reflecting on the Journey: As you sit down for lunch in Syabrubesi, take some time to reflect on the entire journey. From the challenging climb to the summit of Yala Peak to the days of trekking through diverse landscapes, this expedition has been a remarkable adventure filled with personal achievements and stunning vistas.
- Sharing Stories: While having lunch, you may also share stories and experiences with your fellow trekkers and climbers. It’s a chance to bond over the challenges you’ve faced, the breathtaking moments you’ve witnessed, and the sense of accomplishment you now share.
- Return to Syabrubesi: After lunch, your journey continues as you make your way back to Syabrubesi, where you started this adventure. The familiar surroundings of this village serve as a fitting backdrop for your journey’s conclusion.
- Celebrating Success: Arriving back in Syabrubesi, you can celebrate your successful Yala Peak climbing expedition with your trekking team. It’s a time to acknowledge the hard work, determination, and teamwork that made this journey possible.
Completing the trek back to Syabrubesi brings your Yala Peak climbing adventure to a close. It’s a day of mixed emotions, marked by a sense of accomplishment, appreciation for the natural beauty of the Langtang Valley, and the camaraderie forged with your fellow trekkers and climbers. The memories of this journey will remain with you as you head back to Kathmandu and beyond.
Drive back to Kathmandu by Local Bus. Duration: 8 hours
Returning to Kathmandu:
- Early Morning Departure: Today, you bid farewell to Syabrubesi as you embark on a bus journey back to Kathmandu. The journey begins early in the morning, offering you a chance to enjoy the scenic countryside of Nepal one last time on this trip.
- Scenic Countryside: As you travel through the countryside, you can once again take in the breathtaking landscapes that Nepal has to offer. The rolling hills, terraced fields, and picturesque villages provide a serene backdrop for your return journey to the bustling city of Kathmandu.
- Arrival in Kathmandu: After several hours on the road, you will arrive in Kathmandu, known as the “city of temples.” Kathmandu is a stark contrast to the tranquility of the mountains and valleys you’ve been exploring in recent days.
- Check-In to Hotel: Upon reaching Kathmandu, you will check into your hotel. It’s a familiar place where you can rest and rejuvenate after the journey. The comforts of urban life and the amenities of your hotel await you.
Your return to Kathmandu marks the end of your Yala Peak climbing expedition. As you settle back into the city, you can look back on the incredible adventure you’ve had, from scaling the heights of Yala Peak to the serenity of the Langtang Valley. While the mountains may now be in the rearview mirror, the memories and experiences will stay with you long after you’ve left Nepal. Enjoy your time in Kathmandu before your onward journey.
Leisure Day in Kathmandu. Farewell Dinner
Free Day in Kathmandu:
- Leisurely Day: Today, you have the freedom to decide how you’d like to spend your day in Kathmandu. This is a day for relaxation and personal exploration. You can choose to take it easy at your hotel, catch up on some rest, or simply unwind after your adventurous journey.
- Shopping in Thamel: If you’re interested in shopping for souvenirs or gifts to bring back home, Thamel is the place to be. Your guide is familiar with the best shops that offer Nepali hand-made goods and crafts. Thamel is known for its bustling streets filled with colorful shops and stalls. Here, you can find a wide variety of items such as traditional clothing, handicrafts, jewelry, and more. Don’t hesitate to ask your guide for recommendations, and they may even help you negotiate discounts.
- Exploring the City: Kathmandu is a vibrant city with a rich cultural heritage. If you’re in the mood for exploration, you can visit some of the city’s iconic sites and landmarks. From ancient temples and palaces to bustling markets and eateries, there’s always something to discover in Kathmandu.
- Relax and Reflect: After completing the Yala Peak climbing expedition and trek, you might want to take some time to reflect on your journey and savor the memories you’ve created. Find a peaceful spot, perhaps at a local café or in a tranquil garden, where you can relax, write in your travel journal, or simply enjoy the atmosphere of this captivating city.
- Farewell Dinner: In the evening, you can enjoy a farewell dinner at a local restaurant. It’s an opportunity to reminisce about your adventure, share stories with fellow travelers, and express your gratitude to your guide and team for their support throughout the trip.
As your journey in Nepal nears its end, take advantage of this free day to make the most of your time in Kathmandu. Whether you choose to shop for souvenirs, explore the city’s cultural treasures, or simply unwind, the day is yours to enjoy as you please.
Breakfast & Farewell Dinner
On your final day in Nepal, a representative from the company will provide transportation to Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. This service is typically arranged so that you arrive at the airport with ample time before your departure flight. Depending on your flight schedule, the representative will pick you up from your hotel and ensure you reach the airport smoothly.
As you prepare to leave Nepal, you can reflect on the incredible experiences and memories you’ve gathered during your Mera Peak and Yala Peak climbing adventure. Nepal’s majestic landscapes, warm hospitality, and the thrill of summiting these peaks will stay with you long after you’ve returned home.
If you have any questions or need assistance with your departure arrangements, feel free to discuss them with the company representative. They are there to ensure a hassle-free and comfortable transition as you bid farewell to Nepal.
- 3 star hotel accommodation in Bed and Breakfast plan (BB Plan) in Kathmandu
- Guesthouse/ Mountain Teahouse and Tent Camp accommodation during the time of trekking and Climbing
- Pickup from the airport and a hotel as well as drop off in a private vehicle
- Surface transportation in a local bus from Kathmandu-Shyaphru Besi-Kathmandu
- Breakfast in Kathmandu
- Full board meal (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) with tea/coffee during the time of trekking
- As indicated in the itinerary
- Nepal Government certified English speaking local climbing guide and porter
- Porter service (One porter for 2 trekkers)
- Langtang National Park permits, climbing permits and Trekkers’ Information Management Systems- TIMS card for trekking
- Official paper documents Government taxes and local fees
- Insurance of Guides, including their meals, salary, lodging, and transportation.
- A comprehensive medical kit.
- Farewell dinner in a restaurant with a cultural show.
- Trip accomplishment certificate.
- All government taxes
- International flights tickets
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Nepal entry visa
- Personal trekking and climbing equipment and expenses like water, laundry, phone and bar bills
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from your trip (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary. Expenses due to unavoidable events, like flight cancellation, strikes, and others
- Tips to your guide, porter, and driver
- Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the “cost include” section
- All required Personal and Group Climbing gear
- Climbing boot
- EXPED down-filled mattress
- Black diamond crampons
- Ice axe
- Helmet, climbing rope, etc.
- Tents for member
- Dining tent with table and backrest chair
- Kitchen tent with utensils, staff, porter and toilet tents on the whole trip.
- Sleeping bag, fleece inner liner, down jacket, rain poncho, etc.
- Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC) / Gamow Bag (A life-saving device in case of Acute Mountain Sickness) or Oxygen along with the comprehensive First Aid Kit.
Frequently asked questions.
Trekking is the most popular activity in Nepal, and travelers will be bombarded on the streets of Kathmandu and the trekking hub, with guides, organized tours and gear for sale or rent. The huge variety of options allows for people of many ages and capabilities to attempt a trek in the country. While you could spend a year planning an expedition to wild and lofty places that few would dare attempt, you could also arrive in Kathmandu with no plans and be on the trail in a matter of days. With eight of the top ten highest summits in the world and some of the most beautiful landscapes which are only reachable on foot, trekking in Nepal is one of the unique experiences.
What are the documents required for the Nepalese Visa?
Ensure you bring a copy of your travel insurance, a copy of your passport and 3 passport-sized photos. The fee for the Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 30 days is US $ 40 and for the tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 90 days is the US $ 100. You have to pay these at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu.
What is trekking like in Nepal?
It is an opportunity to combine challenging mountain trail, unique culture and stunning mountains that are famous in the world. Nepal is home to an incredible trek like Everest Base Camp Trek, Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Langtang Trek, Manaslu Trek, Kanchenjunga Trek and many popular trekking routes that lead you to the wilderness. Everest Base Camp Trek and Annapurna Base Camp trek are the world’s famous and iconic.
It is ok if I have never trekked in Nepal before.
TMG does not expect previous trekking experience from you; however, all the treks that it organizes are physically demanding. It recommends starting an exercise before your trek date. Many of its trips are at a higher altitude, the minimum is 2,000 m, and the max is 5,000 m plus.
Altitude mountain sickness
It is a sickness caused due to a lack of oxygen at an altitude of 2000 m plus. Please read up extensively on Altitude sickness. Be familiar with the symptoms and do not ignore them. Be sure to keep to a conservative ascent schedule and drink plenty of fluids. If you or anyone in your party begins to experience symptoms of acute mountain sickness (AMS), do not ascend any further, and if they do not improve, then descend to a lower altitude. Carry some Diamox (acetazolamide) pills, easily found in pharmacies in Nepal. Diamox forces the kidneys to excrete bicarbonate in the urine, therefore making the blood more acidic, which stimulates breathing, increasing the amount of oxygen in the blood. But note that Diamox is not an immediate fix for acute mountain sickness; it speeds up part of the acclimatization process which in turn helps to relieve symptoms. This may take up to a day or two, and requires waiting without any further rapid ascent. It is often advisable to descend if even mild acute mountain sickness is experienced. If serious sickness is encountered or symptoms of high-altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) or high-altitude cerebral edema (HACE) occur, descent with another trekker is A MUST. Please consult the pharmacist when purchasing Diamox and do your research. One major thing to remember is that the body requires large amounts of water at altitude to counteract sickness so be sure to drink more than you are used to!
Is my trek guaranteed departure?
Yes, it will operate on the day it is scheduled, except if is beyond our control, such as political issues and natural disaster that will create undesirable travel conditions.
Can trek run with lower than minimum numbers?
Yes. We run from solo travel to group travel.
What is the age limit for the trek?
There is no age restriction.
What First-Aid does TMG take?
All our trekking guides are certified as Wilderness First-Aid Course and have years of experience in the mountains.
Does TMG provide Mountain Rescue?
Yes, it provides a helicopter to rescue you. TMG strongly recommends you for trip insurance at an altitude of 2,000 m to 5,000 m. Please read the insurance policy of your company. Bring a copy of your insurance paper to Nepal.
Is there any dietary restriction?
No, please tell us whether you are vegetarian or non-vegetarian. TMG will accommodate your diet that you wish to eat. We recommend a vegan diet because it provides more fiber, antioxidants, and beneficial plant compounds. They also appear to be richer in potassium, magnesium, folate and vitamins A, C and E.
How much does a water bottle cost in the mountain?
It costs US $2 and the US $4 at the lower and the higher elevation respectively.
There are 33 mountain peaks in Nepal of 5,650 m- 6,500 m height classified as trekking peaks. Climbing permits for these peaks cost USD 350 for one to four members, an additional USD 40 each for the next four members and USD 25 each for the final four members. Trekking peaks require a qualified climbing guide, permits, and deposits to cover camp waste disposal.
A few of the common accommodation options while trekking in Nepal are Tea Houses (Lodges) which can be found at various points on the trek. They offer dorm room accommodation and simple basic meals reflective of what the local people in the area eat. Although many tea houses and hotels in the hills and mountains are reasonably comfortable, some may not be comfortable, so it makes sense to bring a sleeping bag even for teahouse treks. Camping is another option for trekkers and it can be conducted almost anywhere in the country. Camping treks can be fully organized and supported by a team of guides, cooks, and porters to accompany you. Homestays in local villages can also be organized in a few treks.
Experience & Fitness
The treks in Nepal are suitable for a wide spectrum of experience and physical fitness. If you can walk uphill for a few hours each day, then you can find a suitable trek in Nepal. An easy trek with Nepali support (guide/porter) and teahouse accommodation is quite attainable for anyone who is reasonably fit. A longer trek, crossing high passes and into remote regions demands a higher degree of endurance. For Trekking Peaks, i.e. summiting a mountain of 5,650 m-6,500 m, it is desirable to have some alpine climbing experience.
Always carry a head torch/lamp, water, some food, and a mobile phone with helicopter evacuation number, local police station and nearby health post in case of emergencies.
Before the departures check that your travel insurance covers trekking activities and the conditions. Be aware that some insurance companies view even walking in the mountains as “mountaineering” and will not provide coverage. Most reputable trekking agencies will require proof of rescue insurance before you start on your trek. It would be very costly to pay a helicopter rescue at 5,000 meters. Some insurance policies, in fact, most, will not cover you over 4,000 m. So make sure about your rescue insurance before you go for trekking.
Trek legally. You need for this a Trekking Agency, the sole authorized to employ staff for foreign trekkers. Do not hire staff or “independent guides” through hotels, unless they have a Trekking Agent license or offer this service through an affiliated Trekking Agent. Please make sure you take all of your trash, including bottles and cans from goods consumed in restaurants, to the nearest dustbins. Pollution and lack of trash management in the villages on the treks – including trash-clogged rivers and mounds of discarded beer bottles.
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