Among the hardest available treks but still these treks are in reach of most people however one must be fit. These trips go above 5000 meters and for the duration of 15 – 20 days walking up to 6-7 hours in a day.
Summit the Yala Peak standing 18,806 feet high above the sea level in this trip designed to get you to the top of a Himalayan mountain.
A holiday in the Himalayas is incomplete if you do not summit an actual mountain. Enter Yala Peak. This giant standing 18,806 feet high from the sea level is a perfect mountain for the mountaineering enthusiast. Its height and its trail makes it difficult for the uninitiated but not too difficult for amateurs. Most mountaineers who aspire to scale the Himalayas begin with Yala Peak and go on to climb higher mountains. And as an icing on a cake, the journey to the peak and back takes you through scenic landscape and beautiful villages.
We will pick you up at the airport as you land into Kathmandu (4,600 feet) and drop you to your hotel. You must be tired after such a long flight.
The Kathmandu Valley is dotted with ancient temples, monasteries, and former royal courtyards so you will be thoroughly entertained hopping from one monument to another. The city is also a good place to go shopping and the food here is also amazing. And if you want to go out for drinks, there are several good cafes and bars that cater well to tourists. In the evening, w e will meet up to brief you on your trip ahead.
It takes about eight hours to reach Syabrubesi in a public bus. The view outside the window is very beautiful as we pass through rivers, hills and towns all the way through to Syabrubesi. We will have lunch somewhere along the way.
After getting out of Syabrubesi, we head into a forest. If you are lucky, you may spot some exotic Himalayan animals here. We pass through several streams, waterfalls and small settlements along the way till we reach Lama Hotel. Overall, it is a tough day of hiking for about five hours.
We will have gain more than 2,000 feet this day and the trail is steeper than the previous day. You will get to see vast Himalayan grasslands which serve as yak pastures as we head towards Langtang village. We reach the village in five hours.
We walk past some more meadows till we arrive at the largest Buddhist prayer wall in Nepal. Look around and pray cause you will need it for making it this high above the sea level without getting sick. We will finally arrive at Kyanjin, right in the middle of the Himalayas, after four hours of trekking.
The Kyanjin Gompa monastery is the main attraction here. Besides, you can gaze at the Himalayas and the shifting glaciers that are visible all around. And if you consider yourself a mountain enthusiast, you can summit the Kyanjin Ri which is 14,272 feet high.
You will be treading in cold and arid ground. After walking on top of glaciers continuously for five hours, we reach the base of the Yala Peak. As there are no guesthouses here, we have to camp in a tent.
Our guides will provide you a basic training before embarking on this expedition. We start early in the morning and make this tough climb to the summit. The view from the top is extraordinary and we will spend some time here. But we have to return back to Kyanjin Gompa before night. The whole endeavor takes about eight hours.
We have a spare day in case we cannot reach the summit in one day.
We start getting back and pass through the same forests and rivers till we get to Lama Hotel. It takes about five and a half hours.
We trek further downhill to Syabrubesi, the same place we were at on Day 03 of the trip. This is where the trek ends.
We drive back to Kathmandu through the same serpentine roads we had arrived.
We have nothing planned for this day so you might want to go sightseeing around Kathmandu. But before you leave, we have a farewell dinner to officially end your vacation.
We will drop you to Tribhuvan International Airport and recollections of your Himalayan journey will surely keep you busy throughout the flight.
In Kathmandu, you will stay in a three-star hotel while you will be staying at standard guesthouses during your travel. There will be electricity, internet, laundry and hot showers in all of the places you stay. You will have to share your room with a fellow traveller in our typical package. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional USD 50.Also note that single rooms is easily available in Kathmandu and the trekking regions at lower elevation but it might be difficult to find them at higher elevations.
First aid and medicines
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Note: The lists have been prepared by our guides based on experience and are meant as suggestion for an average trekker. Each trekker will have his/her own preferences and necessities and we recommend carrying everything that you think you might need. You will find several options for each equipment and we advise to select the best match for your particular trip. You can purchase almost everything on the lists in Kathmandu and we are happy to help you choose.
As one of the core guiding principles for Mountain Kick, we always give back to the mountain community in any way we can as a means of gratitude. The people who live in the Himalayas and share their homes with us deserve to have all their little problems fixed which seem very basic for outsiders but are commonplace in rural Nepal. The people lack proper access to healthcare, sanitation and education but a little effort from travellers goes on a long way to solve these issues. Mountain Kick has made it its corporate social responsibility to help improve the living standards of the local community. We make donations to their cause, organize social campaigns and programs and also have a few trips designed to mix a little volunteer work in your holiday.READ MORE ABOUT CSR