A fantastic two week trekking through the Langtang National Park in Nepal culminating in an ascent of the spectacular but non-technical Yala Peak. The summit is renowned for being an excellent viewpoint. The feeling is of being high up in the remote Himalayas and with few people around, and without experiencing too much technical difficulty.
We will be in the heart of the Himalaya with awe inspiring views across into Tibet and out over Nepal. Langtang is the closest national park to Kathmandu, requiring a drive to get there, and the valley is famous for its flora, aswell as beautiful Himalayan peaks.
We drive to the Park with 4x4 vehicles and then trekking and possible horse riding through the Park using lodges and porters with a Sherpa guide. Tents are used for the high camp at Yala Kharka. The terrain is mountainous but not precipitous, with forest, terraced hill slopes and valley hikes leading to high pastures and eventually the moraine of the glaciers and the peaks. The route passes through settlements and villages, although this is a less populated and visited region than Khumbu or Annapurna.
Yala Peak is close to the Tibetan border and north-east of Kyangin Gompa (3870 m) in the Langtang Valley. The mountain can be climbed in two days from Kyanjin Gompa with using a high camp at Yala Kharka (4900 m). However you can also climb it in a single long day with a pre-dawn start and with good acclimatisation. It is one of the easier trekking peaks to climb, and sometimes climbed as a preparation for Ganja La Chuli (5844 m).
For more information and booking please visit: Adventure Alternative - Yala Peak
Please note that the required number of participants is at a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 12 participants. Nevertheless, it doesn't mean that you have to be a group of 2 to book the trip.
16 Days - Itinerary
Day 8 Kyangji – acclimatization day
Day 9 Kyangji - Yak Kharka
Day 10 Yak Kharka – Yala Peak high camp
Day 11 Yala Peak Summit
Day 12-15 Return to Kathmandu by trekking from Yak Kharka to Kyangjin Gompa, Lama Hotel and Syabru and 4WD to Kathmandu.
Day 16 International flight home
Days 1 to 2 Arrive in to Kathmandu and briefing
Day 3 Kathmandu - Dhunche (drive)
Day 4 Dhunche - Thulo Syabru
Day 5 Syabru - Rimche
Day 6 Rimche - Langtang
Day 7 Langtang – Kyangjin
$ 2,322 or £ 1,795
24 March - 08 April 2019
21 April - 06 May 2019
20 October - 05 November 2019
Air fare to Kathmandu
Additional nights in Kathmandu
Mineral water, soft drinks or boiled drinking water on trek
Single room supplements
Meals in Kathmandu
In-country logistics & support
English speaking trekking guide and climbing guide
Accommodation, food and hot drinks at lodges
3 nights shared room in a hotel or guesthouse in Kathmandu (bed and breakfast)
Private vehicle for drive to Langtang
Yala Peak climbing permit
Tents, camping equipment, fixed climbing ropes and group climbing equipment
Staff insurances and food/accommodation allowances
Garbage deposit fee