Yala Peak, Langtang, 2 Week Guided Trek

Spend 2 weeks exploring the Langtang area of Nepal, and climbing to the top of the Yala Peak, with IFMGA certified mountain guide Jyamchang.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

14 days

Mountain Range

Himalaya

People per Guide

2 people

Trip Level

Sustained

Offer Period

Apr, May, Jun, Oct, Nov

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    The Yala Peak (5,732m) in the Langtang area of Nepal is a spectacular trekking summit. Unlike other Himalayan mountains, the Yala peak is just as much about hiking as it is about mountaineering. As a result of this, the journey to the top is more about exploration and absorbing the surroundings then sheer technical climbing.

    Also, because of the nature of this trip, it is perfect for people who are still new to high altitude climbing. And because it is not a technical climb, you will have ample time to learn the basics and gain much need practice and experience for future, more difficult climbs. Some of the skills I will be more than happy to help you with include walking while roped up, hiking in crampons, using an ice axe, route planning, and much more.

    However, this trip is not just a climbing course. You will have the chance to see all of the beauty of the Langtang valley. You will get to see amazing peaks like Shishapangma (8,013m) and Gangchempo (6,388m). You will get to see the Langtang village, Kyangjin Gompa. You will get to spend a few days exploring Kathmandu. Finally, you will also get to scale the beautiful Yala Peak and behold the view from its amazing summit.

    Many trips that allow you to see as much as this trip does are incredibly challenging and require a great deal of expert skill. However, on this 2-week trek you will get to learn and practice just as much as you will get to enjoy and experience.

    So please, send me a message if you want to join me on this trek. Let me guide you through the Langtang Valley and up to the summit of the Yala Peak.

    If you are looking for a bigger mountain and a bigger challenge in Nepal, I can also guide you on a 20 day trek to the top of the Mera Peak.

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    1550 USD

    Group of 2
    1225 USD

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
    • Transport during the trip
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     Any personal equipment you may not I can either lend you or rent to you with the exception of boots. Lunch and dinner is not included in the price during the days spent in Kathmandu.
     

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m)
    • Day 2Trip preparation in Kathmandu
    • Day 3Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (2,250m)
    • Day 4Trek from Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2,470m)
    • Day 5Trek from the Lama Hotel to the Langtang village (3,330m)
    • Day 6Trek from Langtang village to Kyangjin Gompa (3,870m)
    • Day 7Acclimatization day in Kyangjin
    • Day 8Trek to the Yala Peak base camp (5,033m)
    • Day 9Climb to Yala Peak summit (5,732m) then return to base camp
    • Day 10Trek down from Kyanjin to Lama Hotel
    • Day 11Trek down from Lama Hotel to Syabrubesi
    • Day 12Drive back to Kathmandu
    • Day 13Sightseeing and shopping day in Kathmandu
    • Day 14Return home
     
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Intermediate

    Fitness level required

    Fit

    Meeting point

    Kathmandu

    Accommodation

    Hotel in Kathmandu, tea houses during the hike, and tent during the ascent of the Yala Peak.

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    I come from the East part of Nepal, between Makalu (8,470m) and Kangchenjunga (8,586m). I am IFMGA/UIAGM fully certified since 2009. I have 20+ experience of climbing in the Himalaya. I’ve climbed Mt Everest (7 times), Mt Cho Oyu in Tibet (2 times), Mt Ama Dablam (8 times), Baruntse (2 times), Island peak (15 times), Lobuche (10 times), Pokhalde (10 times), Mera peak (10 times), Mehera peak (5 times), Chulu far east (3 times), Mt Shishapangma until camp 3, Manaslu until 7200m, and Chulu West, Lhakpa ri and other another few more times.
    I also have extensive experience of climbing in Europe: France, Italy, UK and Norway (where I work for three months during the summer as a glacier guide).
    I'm also a technical mountain rescue coordinator for the 8000's.
    It will be my pleasure to guide you through your journey whether for trekking, peak climbing or any mountaineering expedition. Get in touch and let's discuss about the purpose of your trip.

     
     

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    What People are Saying about Jyamchang Bhote

     

    After a year and a half of planning, a new attempt was made on Ama Dablam. This time a third person joined the climbing party. Acclimatisation on Lobuche gave us a foretaste of what the numerous pitches on Ama Dablam\'s steep terminal slopes would feel like. Good weather conditions and a swift Alpine style climb to C1, C2 and finally the summit concluded this project. Thank you so much Jyamchang for guiding us up there! The timing of the climb (before Autumn\'s commercial expeditions), choice of porters and additional logistics were once again very professional.
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    Martin
    Excellent guide, à la fois attentionné et motivant. Il a su s\'adapter à notre rythme tout en nous stimulant suffisamment pour qu\'on atteigne nos objectifs quotidiens. Il nous faisait un briefing journalier avec le programme du lendemain et ses difficultés éventuelles et une vérification de notre adaptation à l\'altitude (pouls, saturation en oxygène). Dès le premier jour, il a tout pris en charge tant du point de vue de l\'organisation des transports que des hôtels sans faux pas.
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    Siham et Noémie
    As some famous mountaineer once said about his Sherpa climbing partner, Jyamchang belongs to a new generation of Nepali guides who really love to climb. For them, mountaineering isn’t just about business. And that’s the reason why we got along very well whilst attempting the ascent of Ama Dablam in April 2017. We were lucky enough to be able to meet beforehand in Chamonix for a thorough check-up of the equipment and a briefing on the various logistics. I found him to be that kind of straight-to-the-point, smiling and organized person I was hoping to have as a guide and partner for an ambitious climb above 6000 meters, which I had only performed once before (on Island Peak). We met at the airport in Kathmandu and joined a good friend of mine and his trekking guide, who accompanied us during the acclimatization trip across the 3 passes and on to EBC. This gave us plenty of time to get our bodies accustomed to altitude. Jyamchang and I performed a daily health check-up to monitor the effects of altitude, a routine which I found to be very professional. We had agreed during our first Skype discussions that we were going to climb alpine style. That is minimum logistics, no fixed ropes etc. The idea of climbing a difficult mountain such as Ama Dablam without these facilitating artefacts strongly appealed to me, and I appreciated that Jyamchang pushed for this approach of the climb. This was not just pulling the client to the top of the mountain and then collecting the summit bonus. Unfortunately, due to poor weather conditions the day before summit day, we were unable to reach the summit. However, I found that Jyamchang’s attitude during the difficult descent with rapidly degrading weather conditions, and another party that we had to help descend, was again showing a professional and competent approach to the mountain environment. All in all, we had a great time in the beautiful surroundings of the Khumbu valley and may be climbing together again in a future expedition. I can strongly recommend Jyamchang for trekking and climbing elsewhere in the world (Jyamchang also guides in Norway). Martin, 32 - Belgium
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