The beauty of Langtang has always been home to adventurers and thrill-seekers in search of an unforgettable experience. Renamed the valley of Glaciers, the Langtang Valley lies close to the capital city of Kathmandu, making it one of the most easily accessible trekking routes. The Yala Peak Climbing by the Himalaya Land Treks explores the Langtang Valley and offers a mesmerizing display of the Langtang range.
Stretching to an altitude of 5,500m, the Yala Peak has often been regarded as an easy climb compared to other trekking peaks around the Himalayas. However, the easiness of the journey has got nothing to do with the mesmerizing beauty as seen from the summit of the mountain peak. Boasting a majestic Himalayan panorama accommodating the snowy summits of Langtang Lirung (7,227m), Shisha Pangma (8,013m), and Dorje Lakpa (6,966m), the summit overlooks the Langtang Valley. Finding closer similarities with the Tibetan way of life, the local culture of the Tamang people is deep-rooted within the teachings of Buddhism.
The valley of Langtang is decorated with Tibetan-style houses and small farms. Also known as “The Valley of Glaciers”, the Langtang valley is a cornucopia of natural treasures and Himalayan beauty. The Langtang Lirung towers over the valley and gives it a wonderful sense of enchantment. Beneath the Langtang Lirung is located a famous Buddhist monastery - Kyanjin Gompa. The valley is also famous for the local cheese factory. You can have a visit to the cheese factory and taste the cheese and curd made from Yak milk. This region is blessed with many natural resources and pristine beauty. The trekking journey to Yala peak takes you through this wonderland of Langtang.
The nature-filled route way to Yala is the major centre of attraction of the Yala trek. The route way gives you to explore an awful tradition, experience the festive essence, identify the way of living and learn the unity of the people from a different community. The trek goes through Langtang National Park which is famous for diverged species of floras, fauna and along with endangered species. This national park has become a home to many endangered species of animals like the Red Panda and the Himalayan Thar and the Musk Deer. The marvellous views of nature keep you speechless. Yala is home of nature, home of Bioversity, home of culture and home of beauty.
Climbers mostly opt to summit Yala Peak during the spring (Mar-Jun) and autumn (Sep-Nov) seasons. As such the remaining seasons, namely, winter (Dec-Feb) and monsoon (Jun-Aug) are less than ideal. While winter experiences heavy snowfall and fog, the monsoon season sees heavy rainfall.
Besides this trek, if you are seeking an alternate climbing destination of Yala Peak Climbing then go through Peak Climbing which includes every kind of peak climbing activity. Some famous peak climbing destinations are Mt.Island Peak Climbing, Mt. Mera Peak, Mt. Lobuche East Peak Climbing and Mt. Ama Dablam Expedition.
Trekking into the Himalayas can be a tricky affair especially if you have not properly planned for the journey. We, here at Himalaya Land Treks use years of experience to craft an itinerary you can enjoy to the fullest.
Touching down at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be welcomed by a Himalaya Land Treks’ representative who will drive you directly to the hotel. Freshening up from the day's journey, you are free to head down to the local region enjoying the pleasant evening.
Today, we take a day off at the capital city to tour its UNESCO world heritage sites and prepare for our Himalayan adventure. The Kathmandu city tour begins from the holy temple of Pashupatinath devoted to the Hindu God Shiva. Heading out of the holy temple, the journey takes us to Kathmandu Durbar Square. Similarly, Boudhanath and Swayambhunath are two other popular destinations in the city.
The first day of the journey and we begin with a scenic drive heading towards the town of Syabrubensi. Located on the banks of the Trishuli River, the hilly town serves as an entry point to the Langtang region. Exiting Kathmandu the journey follows the winding bends of Trishuli Highway heading past lush green forests and vibrant hamlets to meet the Trishuli River. Heading north, the drive heads past the picturesque town of Dhunche to reach Syabrubensi.
Exiting Syabrubensi, the trail climbs to the quaint settlement of Old Syabru reaching the banks of Langtang Khola. Entering the lush green forests, the trail follows the banks of the Langtang River heading past the Tibetan Camp to reach Bamboo. You can also ascend to Sherpagaon which offers a scenic alternative before dropping down to Rimche. The trail follows the bank of Langtang Khola to Lama Hotel.
An early start to the day, we begin our journey ascending through the lush green forests adorned with pine and hemlock trees heading away from the Langtang Khola. Climbing on the ridgeline high above the river, the journey takes us over to the settlement of Ghodatabela boasting stunning views of Langtang Lirung (7,227m). Enjoying the pleasant Himalayan views, we make our way down to find the banks of Langtang Khola and head towards the settlement of Langtang village.
Exiting Langtang Village, the journey ascends through the lush green forests heading towards the hamlet of Mundu. Following a series of Mani walls, the trail takes us through a series of streams before dropping down to the Langtang River before heading towards the hamlet of Kyanjin Gumba. Here, you can explore the village and observe the lifestyle of the residents for the rest of the day.
The first of our acclimatization days, today, we take some time off to explore the Kyangin Gumba while also making sure that our bodies are adapting to the growing altitudes. Enjoying the stunning Himalayan views of Langtang Lirung (7,227m) and Dorje Lakpa (6,966m), we tour around the stunning monastery dating back hundreds of years. Reflecting the authentic Buddhist way of life, antique Thanka imported from Tibet around 300 years ago. For our acclimatization hike, we can either journey to Kyangin Ri (4,773m) or Tserko Ri (4,984m), enjoying the views of the majestic Himalayas.
Leaving the quaint hamlet of Kyanjin Gumba behind, we begin our journey heading towards the Yala Peak Base Camp at an altitude of 4600m. The journey takes us through the settlement at Kyanjin Kharka before heading towards Yala Kharka which marks the beginning of, our ascend towards the Yala Peak Base Camp. At an altitude of 4600m, the camp boasts stunning views of Naya Kanga (5,844m), Phurbe Gyachung (6,637m), and Ganchenpo (6,669m) alongside the majestic Langtang Lirung (7,2156m).
Yala Peak summit (5500m/18045ft) and return to base camp (4600m/15092ft) (7 hrs.)
One of the easier sections of the journey, the trail descends from the Yala Peak Base Camp to settle Yala Kharka. Entering the lush green forests once again, the trail takes us through quaint hamlets and pleasant hilly landscapes to reach the hamlet of Kyangin Kharka. The final stretch of the trek takes us alongside the banks of the Langtang Khola heading towards Kyanjin Gumba for the night.
One of the shorter days of the trek, today, we make our way towards Lama Hotel heading past the Langtang Village en route. Making our way out of Kyangin Gumba, the trail settles Langtang before heading past the ruins of the old settlement. Heading past the picturesque hamlet of Thangsyap, the trail descends alongside the banks of the Langtang Khola to reach Lama Hotel.
The final day of the trek and we make our way back to the hamlet of Syabrubensi. Following the banks of the Langtang Khola once more, the trail descends through the lush green forests over to the settlement of Old Syabru at the confluence of Langtang and Trishuli Rivers. Crossing the Trishuli River atop the suspension bridge, we make our way over to Syabrubensi which brings an end to our Himalayan adventure.
An early start to the day today, we make our way back to the capital city of Kathmandu. Following the Trishuli River once more, the journey takes us through the winding bends of Trishuli Highway heading past picturesque towns and quaint hamlets. Enjoying the pleasant hilly landscape, we enter into the Kathmandu valley and head directly to the hotel.
The final day of our journey and you are free to spend it at your discretion. Feel free to head down to the local regions searching for your adventure or stay at the hotel recuperating from the days of travelling. The day comes to an end with a lovely farewell dinner hosted by Himalaya Land Treks as we celebrate a successful journey.
Our representatives will drop you back to Tribhuvan International Airport just in time for your flight back home. We hope you had a lovely time with us and we look forward to seeing you again.
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