2 _12 pax
On arrival at Kathmandu-Nepal International Airport via various airlines, our guide and staff receive you for a short transfer to the heart of Kathmandu city. Where your hotel is located, after checking into your rooms and then meet other members of the trek at the hotel lobby for briefing. Regarding the wonderful adventure to Yala Peak Climb and Langtang Valley trek. The briefing includes useful information to make your holiday in Nepal more enjoyable. The evening group welcomes dinner in a lovely Nepalese Restaurant with an introduction to the Nepalese culture of various parts of Nepal with folk dance and music.
The morning after good breakfast, enjoy a tour of Kathmandu places of great interest where our city guide leads you with a short drive and walks to visit famous historical and religious monuments with old palaces. Most of the ancient temples, Stupas, and monasteries including royal courtyards are listed in world heritage sites in the chapter of fascinating wonders. After an enjoyable back to the hotel, for the final meeting and preparations for the most wonderful adventure to Yala Peak Climb and Langtang Valley trekking.
Start early morning after a good breakfast, for an interesting drive beyond Kathmandu valley to reach high cooler Himalayan hills at Dhunche, headquarter town of Rasuwa district and entrance to Langtang National Park. From here a long descend on a zig-zag turn to reach at Syabrubesi village for an overnight stop in the best available local lodge. Herewith time to browse around the village and witness the local culture of Tamang the hill tribe of Langtang Himal range practice Buddhism and Bon sect of pre-Buddhist.
After a first overnight on the cool area of Langtang Himal area, the morning starts with a short walk to cross a bridge, and then climb towards a high ridge within small farm areas, as the trek continues heading past a small settlement of Bamboo to enter into a dense forest and reaching a nice open clearing where Lama Hotel situated. A place amidst tall tree lines of rhododendron, pines, oaks, and fir with some bamboo stalks, which makes a prime habitat for elusive Red Panda often seen on walks around.
From Lama Hotel, a place with several nice small simple lodges walk starts heading into a river gorge covered in thick vegetation and tall trees following the narrow trail to reach a small lovely place in Ghoretabela. A good place for a lunch stop, within forest surroundings, were few small lodges located. Afternoon walks into the cool shade of the forest to reach an open area at Langtang village for an overnight stop in one of its many lodges. Here you can witness a memorial of villagers and foreign trekkers who died during a big earthquake in 2015, where avalanches and landslides swept the whole village and many life.
Spending lovely overnight stop at Langtang village, morning walk follows a path towards higher ground, with a short climb to enter a wide exposed valley of Langtang, where Kyanjin Gomba situated within a beautifully scenic location. Arriving at Kyanjin for lunch and overnight stay in one of its many good lodges overlooking grand views of surrounding snow peaks on both sides of the valley floor. The afternoon takes a short hike and relaxes marveling at the grand views of the wonderful scenery of the mountain range of Langtang Himal.
A leisure-free day for acclimatization, on this beautiful spot in Kyanjin, after breakfast enjoy a short uphill hike to Kyanjin Ri, or on top Tserko Ri at above 4,500 m high. The high ridge of both hills offers a stunning panorama of Ghengu Liru (Langtang -II 6, 571 m / 21,560 feet), Langtang Lirung (7,425 m / 23,765 feet) Kimshun (6, 745 m / 22,137 feet), and Shalbachum (6, 918 m / 22, 699 feet) to the south, the Chimsedang Lekh. That forms a ridge lined with peaks of Naya-Kanga 5,846 m and Gangchempo, Tilman's beautiful Fluted Peak. The views extend towards the east around Jugal Himal and end at Dorje Lakpa (6,980 m / 22, 929 feet). Rest of the day relax and enjoy the pleasant environment of scenic hills and valleys.
Enjoying wonderful time at Kyanjin and its lively homely lodge, from here on tented camp for few nights. The morning after breakfast starts the trek heading towards east of Langtang valley. The first part of the walk leads along on leveled path till Marku, a small Yak herder’s camp, and then on leaving Langtang Khola climb begins towards Yak Kharka for overnight camp. Another cattle herder temporary shelter and a summer grazing pasture field. After getting organized fixing tents enjoy views of Ganchenpo, Naya Kanga, and other close peaks.
Morning with leisure time for breakfast, an easy short but strenuous due to rise in elevation, start the walk and climb from Yak Kharka to Yala Base Camp taking near four hours. Climb along the rocky glacier path accompanied by grand views of surrounding close peaks with Yala Peak right ahead of you, as you reach the base camp to establish our last tented camp. Hot lunch served and cooked by our camping cook and kitchen staff, then relax save energy for the next morning Big Day! To Yala Peak summit. Afternoon preparation and checking climbing gear, where our leader or lead climbing guide will provide more information regarding the climb and using of the right equipment. Even though it is a less technical climb, but one needs to be prepared with warm gear and equipment like ice-axe, crampons, etc needed for the summit bid.
After accomplishing our goal and highlight reaching safely and back from the summit of Yala Peak, clear the camp and collecting all rubbish to carry and hand to the park authority. Making the camp clean as pristine as it were, leaving your foot-prints only, and then an easy pleasant walk to Kyanjin for overnight in the comfort of a nice warm cozy lodge.
Enjoying a wonderful time at Kyanjin and around Langtang valley with a climb of Yala Peak, a long-distance walk but easier on the downhill as altitude lose every hour to reach Lama Hotel for an overnight stop.
From Lama Hotel walk towards a place called Bamboo a small settlement with few shops and huts that serves as lodges and Tea-House. After a short stop walk continues downhill on leaving the forest behind to reach back in Syabrubesi.Enjoy the last day around Langtang and Rasuwa area, exploring around and observe the local traditional farm life of Tamang villages and its fascinating culture of Buddhism.
Morning, after a good breakfast transfer into a vehicle for an interesting drive uphill to Dhunche town, and then downhill past Trisuli Bazaar to reach Kathmandu and back to your hotel, after a memorable time around Langtang valley and climb of Yala Peak.
We have spared a rest and free day after a hard struggle and climb of Yala Peak, enjoy the day with individual activities and shopping for souvenirs, or book for another exciting tour around places of cultural and historical interest.
Your last day in Nepal, enjoying a memorable adventure of a lifetime experience on Yala Peak Climb and Langtang Valley Trekking and as time draws near for your international flight. Our staff transfers you to the airport for homeward bound.
Langtang valley one of the best treks around Nepal Himalaya, the walk is normal like in any other Himalayan destination. Involves ups and downhill walks for some hours with few gentle gradual paths. The altitude gain might make you tough on the uphill climb. But leads to enjoyable and scenic walks. As for the climb of Yala Peak, it is a less technical effort peak to climb although some people might find it hard due to rise in altitude, taking slow with enough rest in between will make you all right to achieve the goal to the summit of Yala Peak.
It is best to be physically fit and in sound health before and after booking this trekking adventure, good exercise is needed to keep you in shape as this trek involves many steep ups and downhill, as well a touch of high altitude. As for the climb of Yala Peak, involves climbing on ice and snow as well on a rocky path, with good proper equipment will reach you to the top with safe descend. Basic training on climbing will add more advantages for this adventure to Yala Peak Climb.
From springtime of March to May, as well in autumn/fall season from September to November. The best season is April to May and September till November, where days are clear for excellent views of surrounding beautiful landscapes and high snow-capped peaks. With cold morning and late afternoon till night time cold and in the shade. Can get snow sometimes around this good season also, especially on higher areas and on the pass can make the walk difficult in deep snow.
The lodge is very simple, but clean and hygienic, as Langtang is rebuilding back into a better place to stay, after the damage from past earthquakes. The accommodation in lodges is of tourist budget standard, with common toilets and bathrooms but hot/cold shower available at extra cost for fuel charge to heat the water. The food is excellent with a long list of menu to choose all meals served in a large cozy dining room with warm hospitality. From Kyanjin onward you will be tented camps with enough space for two-person, with foods served from our camping kitchen with a set menu of different varieties to enjoy.
The nearest hospital and medical post are at Dhunche or back to Kathmandu.In critical cases for very sick persons from any other medical reasons or accidents, as well as altitude sickness. For those who cannot continue the journey, the sick person needs to be taken back to Kathmandu. The fastest means of transport is taking a helicopter service. In this emergency case where victims have to bear all the expenses to be claimed from health and medical insurance.
At present nearly all villages that we stay for overnight, do have electrical power or from private solar energy, where you can charge your electronic gadgets like camera, cell-phone or laptop, on paying a fee for each item per hour.
Our itinerary is designed with care, with much shorter days and enough time to get acclimatized, that is why Vertex Holiday is different from other local companies as we care for our clients and staff safety. Following our trekking itinerary very low chances of getting altitude sickness, as the altitude gains gradually by the time you reach higher areas you will be fine and well acclimatized by then. But in rare situations, if someone gets very sick from AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) needs the patient to evacuate to lower areas accompanied by our reliable staff. For server cases calling for helicopter services to be taken to Kathmandu for proper treatment.
Chances of spotting wildlife, especially on the walk to Yala Peak base camp, as it is an undisturbed area where one can catch glimpse of wild mammals, like mountain antelopes, snow leopard, fox, deer, and wild cats including the rare endangered Red Panda with many species of birds. Depends upon the area of walks and staying longer where animals can be spotted. If lucky can see some wild-life even Red Panda, but not all trekkers have the great chance to spot the wild animals on treks. It depends upon the season as well, during winter times the animals migrate to lower hills and valleys, and in spring and summer move to higher mountainous areas for grazing.
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