The Complete Guide to Yala Peak Trek
DAY 1 - Arrival in Kathmandu (1400m) & Transfer to the Hotel
Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, our representative will welcome you and escort you to the hotel in the bustling city of Kathmandu. You can take some rest or explore the vibrant streets of Thamel, the tourist hub of Kathmandu.
DAY 2 - Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1,460m)
After breakfast, we take a scenic drive to Syabrubesi, which is located in the Langtang Valley. The journey is about 6-7 hours, passing through the lush hills, terraced fields, and rustic villages. We cross the Trishuli River and follow the winding road that leads to the town of Syabrubesi .
DAY 3 - Trek from Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2,470m)
We start our trek by crossing the Bhote Koshi River and follow the Langtang River upstream. The trail gradually ascends through the lush forest, rhododendron bushes, and bamboo groves. We pass by the small settlements of Bamboo and Rimche before reaching Lama Hotel, where we will spend the night
DAY 4 - Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang Village (3,430m)
Today's trail is mostly uphill, passing through the dense forest of oak and maple trees. We cross several streams and waterfalls before reaching Ghoda Tabela, which is a horse stable. The trail then ascends through the alpine meadow and yak pastures before reaching Langtang Village, where we will stay for the night.
DAY 5 - Trek from Langtang to Kyangjing Gompa (3,750m)
The trail today takes us through the yak pastures and glacial moraines, offering spectacular views of the Langtang Lirung (7,234m) and its surrounding peaks. We pass by several mani walls and chortens before reaching Kyangjing Gompa, which is a beautiful monastery nestled in the heart of the valley.
DAY 6 - Acclimatization in Kyangjing Gumba (Rest Day)
Today is a rest day, and we will explore the nearby areas of Kyangjing Gompa. We can visit the cheese factory, which produces fresh yak cheese, or hike to the Tserko Ri (5,033m) for a panoramic view of the Langtang Valley. We can also interact with the locals and learn about their culture and lifestyle.
DAY 7 - Trek from Kyangjing Gumba to Yala Peak Basecamp (4,800m)
Today, we start our climb to the Yala Peak Basecamp, which is located at an altitude of 4,800m. The trail is steep and challenging, passing through the rocky terrain and moraines. We cross the Langtang Khola and follow the trail that leads to the Basecamp, where we will set up our campsite for the night.
DAY 8 - Climbing day [ Basecamp - Summit (5,732m) and return to Kyangjing Gumba
Today is the most challenging day of our trek as we summit the Yala Peak (5,732m). We wake up early in the morning and start our climb, following the trail that leads to the summit. The climb is steep and requires technical skills, but the panoramic view from the top is worth the effort. We spend some time at the summit and then return to the Basecamp before descending to Kyangjing Gompa for the night.
DAY 9 - Trek from Kyangjing Gumba to Lama Hotel
We retrace our steps and follow the same trail that leads us back to Lama Hotel. The trail descends gradually, passing through the lush forest of rhododendron and oak trees. We cross several suspension bridges and streams before reaching Lama Hotel, where we will spend the night.
DAY 10 - Trek from Lama Hotel to Syabrubesi (1,460m)
Today is the last day of our trek as we descend back to Syabrubesi. The trail is mostly downhill, passing through the terraced fields and rural settlements. We cross the Bhote Koshi River and follow the trail that leads to Syabrubesi, where we will stay for the night.
DAY 11 - Drive from Syabrubesi to Kathmandu & Transfer to the Hotel
We take an early morning drive back to Kathmandu, which takes about 6-7 hours. We pass through the scenic countryside and lush hills before reaching the city of Kathmandu. Upon arrival, we check-in at the hotel and take some rest before heading out for a farewell dinner.
DAY 12 -Sight Seeing Around Kathmandu Valley
Today, we explore the historical and cultural landmarks of Kathmandu Valley. We visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath Stupa, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. We also have some free time to shop for souvenirs or explore the vibrant streets of Thamel.
DAY 13 - Transfer to the Tribhuvan International Airport for final departure
Today is the last day of our trip, and we transfer you to the airport for your final departure. We bid farewell to each other, hoping to see you soon on another adventure in the Himalayas.
TRIP ENDS HERE!
ACCOMMODATION IN KATHMANDU : sharing a twin bedroom at the hotel (3 Star category) in Kathmandu on a bed & breakfast basis
AIRPORT PICK-UP & DROP : Airport - Hotel transfer – Airport (Pick Up and Drop).
WELCOME DINNER : One Welcome Dinner in a tourist standard restaurant in Kathmandu with Office’s Staff.
Permits : All necessary paper works: Trekking Permit including MCAP and special permit, TIMS Card & conservation entry fee
STAFF INSURANCE : Insurance for all involved Nepalese staff during the trek.
MAP: Trekking map of the trek
MEMBER TRANSPORTATION : Land Transportation Kathmandu
MEMBER LUGGAGE: Up to 15 Kg per member for personal baggage during the trek carried by porters.
FOODS & LODGING : 3 meals a day (BLD; including tea and coffee) along with accessible accommodation sharing basis in tea house/camp during the trek.
DRINKS : 2 liters of boiled water to carry on thermos per day per member.
Guide : Government licensed Guide (English speaking) during the trek and sight-seeing in Kathmandu valley.
PORTER : Porters (2 trekkers: 1 porter) during the trek.
STAFF SALARY & ALLOWANCE : All Nepalese staff & porter’s daily wages, salary, equipment, food & clothing.
MEDICAL KIT : Comprehensive Medical kit.
Meals on treks only: Breakfast, Lunch , Dinner.
What's Not Included
NEPAL VISA FEES : Nepali Visa fee is US$ 60 per person for 30 days (to be applied for 60 days (USD$ 120).
LUNCH & DINNER : Lunch & dinner during the stay in Kathmandu (also in case of early return from Trekking than the scheduled itinerary).
EXTRA NIGHTS IN KATHMANDU : Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu. In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from Trekking (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
INSURANCE : Travel and high altitude insurance, accident, medical & emergency evacuation.
RESCUE EVACUATION : Medical Insurance and emergency rescue evacuation cost if required. (Rescue, Repatriation, Medication, Medical Tests, and Hospitalization costs.)
PERSONAL EXPENSES: Telephone calls, Internet, Toiletries, battery recharge, hot shower, laundry, soft drinks, beer, and any alcoholic beverages.
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT : Clothing, Packing Items or Bags, Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking Gears, etc.
TOILETRIES : Soaps, shampoos, toilet and tissue papers, toothpaste, and other items used to keep yourself clean.
FILMING : Special Filming, Camera, and Drone permit fee.
INTERNET SERVICE : Internet facility during the trek is not included.
EXTRA PORTER : $35 USD for an extra porter per day (If an extra porter is demanded).
TIPS : Tips for Guide, porters, and staff.
EXTRA : Any other services or activities not mentioned in the itinerary. Any other item not listed in the “Cost Includes” section.
Booking Receipt, if Booked Online (PDF will work)
More than 30-days prior to departure - 50% refund.
In Between 15-30-days prior to departure - 25% refund.
Less than 15-days prior to departure - No Refund.
Frequently Asked question
Absolutely! Whether you're a solo trekker or with a group, you can easily book your trek through our website or by contacting our Kathmandu office directly. We can even pair solo trekkers with groups, if desired.
On our treks, you'll enjoy a blend of traditional Nepali meals like 'dal bhat' (lentil soup with rice) and other international cuisines. We ensure our food is nutritious and energy-packed for the trekking journey. Dietary restrictions can be accommodated with prior notice.
Yes, we offer secure luggage storage at our office in Kathmandu. You can leave behind non-essential items and pick them up once you return from your trek.
Yes, depending on your trek's region, you'll need permits like the TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management Systems) card and regional conservation or national park permits. Our team takes care of all the necessary paperwork and permits for you.
Absolutely! We offer both fixed-departure and tailor-made treks. If you have specific preferences, routes, or places you'd like to visit, just let our team know, and we'll help design a trek that meets your desires.
Altitude sickness is a concern in the Himalayan treks. Our itineraries are designed to allow gradual acclimatization. It's essential to communicate any discomfort to our guides, who are trained to assist in such situations.
Yes, Kathmandu offers several rental shops where you can rent or buy trekking gear. If you're missing something, it's likely you'll find it here. However, for personal comfort, we recommend bringing specialized items like hiking boots from home.
Accommodation varies depending on the trek's route. In popular trails like the Everest Base Camp or Annapurna Circuit, you'll find well-maintained teahouses offering basic amenities. However, in remote areas, the facilities might be more basic. Camping may also be part of certain trekking routes.
Our guides carry communication devices and have contacts with local agencies to ensure swift action during emergencies. In extreme cases, helicopter evacuations can be arranged, given that the trekker has suitable insurance coverage.