Arrival in Kathmandu and Hotel transfer. (1300m)
The trip starts with your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA). Our company representative will welcome you at the airport. Then, you will be transferred to the hotel for your overnight stay. You can choose to explore the Newari locales for the remainder of the day.
We will be busy arranging the permits and climbing gear for you. During this time, you can go sightseeing around the valley with our tour guide. He will take you to the major tourist attractions including the UNESCO World Heritage sites like Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, and Boudhanath. These heritages have upheld the culture, art, and architecture of the Nepalese society.
Drive from Kathmandu to Sybrubensi (1503m) (7 hrs.)
In the morning, you begin the drive to Sybrubensi to the north of Kathmandu. As the drive progresses, you get the views of the green forests and faraway mountain vistas. The drive takes you up to Trishuli Bazaar on a smooth road and then follows the gravel road all the way to Syabrubensi.
Trek from Sybrubensi to Lama Hotel (2410m) (5 hrs.)
The trek begins by crossing the Bhotekoshi River and follows Langtang River. The trail follows stone steps paved outside of town and then crosses a suspension bridge. You gradually ascend to Bamboo passing over landslide area and then pass through the pine and oak forests. You might see langur monkeys and red pandas in the forests. Up ahead, the trail ascends gently and takes you to Lama Hotel.
Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang (3430m) via Ghodatabela (3000m) (6 hrs.)
The trail gradually ascends over Langtang Khola providing picturesque sights of Langtang Lirung (7227m). You cross a log bridge and arrive at the meadows of Ghodatabela. The trail then follows a valley of yak pastures and scattered Tamang villages and, ultimately, leads up to Langtang Village. The village also reflects the growing influence of Tibetan culture in the northernmost Langtang villages.
Trek from Langtang to Kyanjin Gompa (3870m) (6 hrs.)
Leaving Langtang behind, you walk ahead and climb a ridge topped by a large chorten. Up ahead, you come across a large Mani wall which is the largest one in the entire region. After taking a short break at Mundu village, you cross several streams and moraines. Soon, you can see the Kyanjin Gompa and the dramatic icefall falling from Langtang Lirung (7227m) and Kinshung (6781m).
Rest and acclimatization
As you have quickly gained high altitude in a short amount of time, you take this day to adjust to the high altitude. You can hike up to Tsergo Ri (4,984 m) and witness the panoramic views of the Langtang mountains. Alternatively, you can also walk to Langshisha Kharka and view the glaciers originating from the Langtang ranges.
Trek from Kyanjin Gompa to Yala Peak Base Camp (4600m) (7 hrs.)
Leaving Kyanjin Gompa, you walk along the rocky glacier trail. As you move ahead, you can admire the views of Naya Kanga (5,844 m) and Yala Peak (5,500 m). On the trek, you also leave the tree line and continue along the Langtang River for a few hours. Upon arrival at the base camp, you set up the tents and then perform a few exercises and climbing drills.
Yala Peak summit (5500m) and return to base camp (4600m) (7 hrs.)
The climb to the summit starts early in the morning. It’s a seven hour trip with plenty of time to relax after reaching the summit. The climb to the top of the peak is also relatively easier when compared to other peak climbing destinations. After conquering the summit, you can spend some time enjoying the panoramic vistas that lie ahead of you. The Himalayan grandiose includes peaks like Shisha Pangma (8013m), Langtang Lirung (7227m), and Dorje Lakpa (6966m) among others. Then, you walk back to the base camp and rest.
Trek from Yala Peak Base Camp to Kyanjin Gompa (3870m) (5 hrs
After a successful climb of the Yala Peak, you retrace your steps back to Kyanjin Gompa. The trail along the Langtang River gradually sees an increase in vegetation as you reach the pasturelands near the Kyanjin Gompa. During your time in the village, you can observe the Tibetan culture and the traditional lifestyle of the locals. There are plenty of attractions to engage yourself while at the Kyanjin village.
Trek from Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel (2410m) (4 hrs.)
You descend down the mountain slowly enjoying the flora and fauna the Langtang region has to offer. Passing Langtang village, the trail settles at Ghodatabela. Thereon, forests of rhododendron and magnolia envelope the trekking trails as you descend. The southward trail reaches Gumnachowk in a matter of a few hours and continues towards Lama Hotel.
Trek from Lama Hotel to Sybrubensi (1503m) (5 hrs.)
This is the final day of trekking. You walk slowly downhill and cross Langtang River before arriving at Bamboo village. The Langtang River continues to accompany you as you head west. The trail through small settlements and forests reaches Domen, beyond which, lies Pahare Hotel. From here, it is a steady walk to arrive at Syabrubensi.
Drive to Kathmandu (1350m) by bus or car and transfer to hotel (8 hrs.)
You rest your weary legs and take the ride back to Kathmandu today. Along the bus ride, you can savor the final glimpses of the beautiful landscapes and lush green hills. Upon arrival, you check into the hotel and enjoy a well-deserved rest. You can also visit the wellness centers in the city to relieve your body of any aches.
Free Day | Farewell Dinner
Today is your free day in Kathmandu. You can head out with tour guide again for some extra sightseeing or just stroll around the busy markets. This day is also perfect for shopping and buying souvenirs. In the evening, you join the group for a farewell dinner hosted by the company.
Transfer to the airport for final departure
The 15-day trip comes to an end today. As the incredible Yala Peak Climbing comes to a conclusion, a company representative will accompany you to the airport. We bid you farewell from the land of the Himalayas and hope to see you again.