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Yala Peak Climb with Gosaikunda and Helambu Trek

Yala Peak Climb with Gosaikunda and Helambu Trek

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Trip Information

Trip Duration

15 Nights 16 Days

Difficulty Level

Hard

Destination

Nepal

Maximum Height

5500 m

Guiding Method

Trekking

Best Season

All time

Highlights

  • Trek to Langtang Valley, Climb yala peak,explore sacred lakes of Gosaikunda and cross high pass of Lauribina.
  • Experience the great views of Gangchempo (6388m), Dorje Lakpa (6990m), Langtang Lirung (7246m) and Shishapangma (8027m) from its summit.
  • Feel the warmth of Tamang and Sherpa people.
  • Take in stunning view of Mt Lantang Lirung and Lirung Glacier.
  • Explore the beautiful Kanjin Gompa and observe yak cheese factory.

Relatively simple yet exceptionally good, Yala Peak Climb with Gosaikunda and Helambu Trek provides you an opportunity to witness the view of majestic Himalayas in Nepal. At the peak you will be enthralled to see the Himalayas like Gangchempo (6388m), Dorje Lakpa (6990m), Langtang Lirung (7246m) and Shishapangma (8027m). Get on with this trek if you love to experience the diverse natural landscapes of Nepal along with most beautiful experience of walking through the typical Nepalese villages.

We begin our journey with sightseeing of UNESCO World Heritage sites in Kathmandu valley. The next day, we drive to Syabrubesi and start trekking through forests with rich flora and fauna. We come across small villages and get to see the lifestyles of the people living there. The main highlight of this trek is climbing the Yala peak. From the base camp we reach the summit and return back. During the trek we also reach Gosainkunda lake. It is one of the religious destinations of the Hindus in Nepal. Furthermore, we trek around Helambu region which fascinates the visitors with its wonderful landscape filled with colorful monasteries and apple trees. After experiencing the natural beauty of Gosainkunda, we cross the Laurebina Pass and trek for one more day before packing for the return.

 

 

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Itinerary

Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, we will receive you with warm welcome and take you to the hotel in Kathmandu. After getting fresh and taking some rest, we host a welcome dinner for you at the finest restaurant in the city with Nepali cuisine. We brief the team of trekkers about the trek and take you back to the hotel for the night’s sleep.

Accommodation
3 star

Meal
Dinner

Transportation
Private car

Today, we take a trip around the UNESCO World Heritage sites in Kathmandu valley. We visit the famous historical, religious and cultural places like the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swayambhunath), Bouddhanath,one of the largest stupas in the world and Kathmandu Durbar Square. In the evening, we pack our bags with proper clothing and trekking equipment. We stay overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Accommodation
3 star

Meal
Breakfast

Transportation
Private car

We start our journey from Kathmandu and head north. We take a break at Trishuli Bazar and again head toward Dhunche enjoying the view of green hills and dense forests around. We might get chance to have a glimpse of Ganesh Himal, Annapurna and Manaslu if the weather is favourable. Finally upon reaching Syabrubesi we take rest and spend the night there.

Accommodation
Basic Teahouse / Lodge

Meal
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Transportation
Public bus

We start the trek walking through the dense rhododendron forests. The trail is narrow and damp under the forest trees. The trail is within the Langtang National Park and rare species of flora and fauna can be spotted along the way. There are also exotic waterfalls along the way. Walking ahead, we then reach Langtang Khola (river) and cross the suspension bride and again catch the uphill trail which will lead us to Lama Hotel. We stay overnight at the hotel.

Accommodation
Basic Teahouse / Lodge

Meal
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Transportation
Walking

The trek starts early in the morning with the walk through pine and rhododendron forests. We move ahead enjoying beautiful views around. There is an uphill trail until we reach Ghoda Tabela. From there we can have a glimpse of Langtang mountain range. Walking further ahead we pass through Buddhist monasteries. Finally we reach Langtang village. The area is barren and rocky with no vegetation. We can see the earthquake affected area where the entire village was destroyed. There are newly built colourful houses and lodges around. We enjoy the view of mountains and hills all around. The valley is beautifully surrounded by the towering hills and peaks.

Accommodation
Basic Teahouse / Lodge

Meal
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Transportation
Walking

We leave Langtang village and start our trek uphill and towards Kyangjin Gompa, the most famous monastery in the region. We can also see colourful prayer flags, prayer wheels and stones carved with Buddhist inscriptions and mantras along the way. We roam around and explore the area enjoying the Himalayan range around. We might as well walk through the village area and visit some cheese factories. Night will be spent at the lodge in the village.

Accommodation
Basic Teahouse / Lodge

Meal
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Transportation
Walking

Today is the acclimatization day and we rest and try to adjust our bodies to the changed weather and environmental conditions. It is very important to have a safe journey into the mountains. To keep ourselves busy, we will visit to Langshisha Kharka. We will get to witness the wonderful view of Dorje Lakpa and Shisha Pangma peaks en route. In the Kharka, we see several temporary stone settlements where the herders stay and tend their yaks during the summer months. Overnight in Kyanjin Gompa.

Accommodation
Basic Teahouse / Lodge

Meal
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Transportation
Walking

Today we set off our journey along rocky glacier trail to reach the Yala Base Camp. From the base of the camp, we get the miraculous views of Yala Peak, Tserko Pi, Naya Kang and Ganchenpo. After reaching the base camp, we will conduct a basic training session on climbing techniques. We acquaint you with the use of climbing equipment like ropes, harness, crampons and so on. We will spend our night at Yala Base Camp.

Accommodation
Tent

Meal
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Transportation
Walking

We head towards the apex of Yala Peak early in the morning. From the pinnacle, we get astounding views of the majestic Himalayas like Dorje Lakpa, Ganchenpo, Naya Kang, and Langatang Lirung to mention a few. After taking rest and spending some time enjoying the natural beauty at the top, we head back to the base camp. We spend the night at Yala Base Camp.

Accommodation
Tent

Meal
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Transportation
Walking

Today we leave Yala Base Camp and back pedal to Langtang village enjoying the natural beauty.

Accommodation
Basic Teahouse / Lodge

Meal
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Transportation
Walking

We leave Langtang village and head towards Thulo Syabru. We take a relatively familiar trail. We walk through the forest and come across river en route. Passing the Bamboo Lodge along the way, we ascend the uphill trail that finally leads us to the Sherpa village of Thulo Syabru. We spend the night in Thulo Syabru.

Accommodation
Basic Teahouse / Lodge

Meal
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Transportation
Walking

Today is one of the significant days of our trek. We get to witness the panoramic views of the Himalayas like Hiuchuli, Manaslu, Ganesh, Annapurna and Langtang. Following the ridge, we get the sight of the holy lakes. Gosaikunda (4380m), has religious and cultural significance and is one of the most sought pilgrimage sites among Hindus in Nepal. Surrounded by mountain on all sides, it is common destination of Hindus who come in large numbers to take holy bath during Janai Purnima in August every year. They believe that the huge rock at the center of the lake to be sacred and often associate it with the Hindu deity, Lord Shiva. We will spend the day exploring the lakes of Gosainkunda. The night will be spent at a lodge in Gosainkunda.

Accommodation
Basic Teahouse / Lodge

Meal
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Transportation
Walking

Walking along the shore of the lake, we ascend towards Laurebina Pass (4610m). Helambu region starts at the Lauribuna La pass and moves down to the Melamchi valley. We walk along the rough trail and moraines. We come across numerous cairns along the way. Passing through small lakes on the way, we reach the pass. We ascend a small hill and see the magnificent views of the place. Trekking along the Suryakunda and Ghopte, we finally reach Tharapati. We spend the night at Tharapati.

Accommodation
Basic Teahouse / Lodge

Meal
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Transportation
Walking

We drive to Kathmandu from Timbu. On the way, we enjoy the beautiful natural landscapes. After reaching Kathmandu, you will be driven to the hotel where you get to take a good rest. At the evening, we offer you lavish farewell dinner on the successful completion of the trek. We will share our experiences and stories together. Night at the hotel.

Accommodation
3 star

Meal
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Transportation
Public jeep / bus

Today is the final day and we get ready for the departure. We offer you the facility to drop at the Tribhuvan International Airport. We exchange final greetings and wishes and hope to see each other next time as well. We wish the pleasant journey and bid the final good bye.

Meal
Breakfast

Transportation
Private car

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What's Included

Meal

  • Breakfast,Lunch and dinner during the trek.
  • Fresh seasonal fruits after the dinner (while on the trek).

Accomodation

  • Stay in the city at finest hotel (Can upgrade of the accommodations to luxury hotels / lodge is possible at extra cost).
  • Lodge expenses during the trek.

Staffs & Crew

  • A porter and his entire expenses.
  • Insurance of guide and porter.
  • Licensed, experienced and English speaking trekking guide.
  • Professional Sherpa climbing guide

Transportation

  • Airport pickup and drop facility.
  • Kathmandu-Syabrubesi and Timbu-Kathmandu by public bus

Permits & Paperworks

  • Climbing permit
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)

Activities

  • Full day guided city tour in Kathmandu (Day 2) by a private vehicle.

Other

  • Climbing gears & equipments
  • Down jackets and sleeping bags (provided upon request).
  • First aid medical kit
  • Nepal Ascent Treks duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map.
  • Good quality tents and kitchen utensils for camping

Complimentary Extras

  • Welcome and farewell dinner at one of the finest Nepalese Restaurant with traditional ethnic music and dance.
  • 1 hour trekkers massage / Yoga after the trip completion.
  • Local sim card

What's Not Included

  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Cost incurred during the tour around the city.
  • Nepal arrival visa.
  • Cost for additional trips.
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency rescue and evacuation.
  • Tipping to staffs (as an appreciation).
  • Meals in the city except for breakfast and other mentioned special dinner.

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Essential Info

Physical Fitness

Many people have questions as to what level of physical fitness is required for visiting Nepal, and that is extremely reliant on what activity the visitor is engaging in. With that said, for a standard trek of moderate grading (Everest Base Camp Trek is an example of moderate) the daily activity will be 7-8 hours, and elevation will generally not exceed 5,500 meters. The day’s trekking is sustained and will involve both long steep climbs, and descents with a variety of terrain underfoot from well-trodden paths, to rocks covered with ice or snow. A typical day would include a number of climbs or descents of 500 meters or more, starting after breakfast, resting at lunch, then continuous trekking until arriving at the teahouse.

In preparation for the trek, it is important to begin a training requirement at least 4 months before departing for Nepal. Three to four hours of aerobic exercise like running, walking, swimming, cycling & some gym work per week is the minimum and most will find it beneficial to add some basic strength training to their physical fitness routine. One of the best ways to prepare is to take practice hikes with a daypack roughly the same weight as what you will be taking on the trek. Do this only after a baseline of fitness has been reached. Moving fast is not the end goal, rather endurance is the focus, and will provide a more enjoyable and safe adventure.

Trekking Seasons in Nepal

There are two main seasons in which Nepal sees the most amount of visitors. Fall (September through November) being the most popular, and spring (March to May) coming in close behind. The summer months of June, July and August are the monsoon season and as such the trails are mostly washed out, and roads can sometimes be impassible due to landslide activates. Not to mention the view is non-existent. Still, there are a few places that lie in rain shadow areas and see significantly less rain if any at all, and summer can be a good time to visit these places. Winter is dry, but extremely cold and high passes become inaccessible due to ice and snow conditions. The temperature doesn’t usually fluctuate to a greater degree and the daytime temperature is around 20-25 degrees. However, the temperature starts to decrease as you gain altitude. The temperature can drop to around 0 to -10 degrees at night when staying at tented camps in Himalayan regions. However, it does not change as much in lower hilly regions and the nights are slightly colder than days.

Fall is the most popular because it’s after the monsoons, and the air is dry, the days are sunny, and everything is green in the lower valleys from the excessive rains. Spring is a popular choice because some rain returns, but the weather is generally warm and dry, and flowers are in bloom in the lower elevations.

Trekking Day

A typical trekking day begins with a cup of tea at around 6 in the morning. It is advised to pack your trekking gears in a duffle bag and essential supplies in your day pack in these early hours. After having breakfast, we begin the trek and head along the trail at around 8 am. The morning walk is designed to be longer as we begin with refreshed bodies and enthusiasm. Following a good morning’s walk, we make stop for lunch at around 11.30 am. The lunch involves group meals enjoying the vicinity around the stop. You can explore the surrounding or use the time according to your own consent. After resting for about an hour or two, we resume our trek to reach teahouse or camp by 3-4 pm. The afternoon walk is relatively shorter and can involve games and side trips as organized by the trekking guides. You also can enjoy breaks during the trek to relax, read or stroll around the area. You can converse with the local people and observe their lifestyle. Dinner is served around 7 in the evening to round off the day.

Meals and Accommodations

During the length of the trek, the accommodation style is commonly referred to as teahouse. These are family-run basic lodges that fill the role of the restaurant, meeting place, and boarding house for tourists. Electricity can be found in the rooms, which means one light bulb, and one or two outlets for charging electronics. The common areas are also lit by electricity. Teahouses may use solar, hydroelectric, or have electrical lines running into the village, so the commonality and availability of electricity may vary.

Most teahouses have private rooms, though if the trek is in a more remote or high altitude place dormitories are the norm. Each room has 1 or 2 single beds with basic bedding, and the bathroom is shared. Expect a mix of western and squat style toilets in the bathrooms.

Breakfast and dinner are taken at the teahouse and these lodges have large family style dining rooms centered on a stove to provide heat. The menu will have Nepali style western foods such as pasta, pizza, pancakes, burgers, and fries. Also on the menu is the traditional Dal Bhat meal. This is a lentil soup with rice and vegetable or meat curry. Most menus will also offer a smattering of local cuisine.

Travel Insurance

Many expeditions and tours require that travel insurance is purchased prior to arriving in Nepal, but other treks and tours may not. However, travel insurance is definitely an important consideration. There are a number of reasons to consider insurance. Firstly, it may be required, so check to see what is being asked for by the company. Second, Nepal is a landlocked country, and there are few direct flights. Travel in and out can encounter some disruptions and if purchasing insurance, make sure flight delays and cancellations are included. The next reason to choose insurance is that, though every safeguard is in place during your tour, there are always extenuating circumstances that may result in an accident. Read the fine print of insurance policies to ensure trekking or any other activity you are engaging in is covered, as some policies have stopped covering trekking in certain places. It is impossible to have a relaxing trip without the comfort of good insurance, so do the research and choose carefully.

Nepal Visa Entry Procedure

For entry into Nepal, there are visa requirements everyone (except Indian nationals) must complete before being allowed to pass through immigration. This is for air travel as well as overland transportation. Most visitors may obtain a visa to enter Nepal, however, there are exceptions. There are a number of entry points where you can obtain the visa upon arriving by land, but Tribhuvan International Airport is the only one for air transport.

Visa on Arrival Tourist Visa

Three options are available for entry

15-day single entry: US $30

30-day single entry: US $50

90-day multiple entries: US $125

Please have a passport valid for at least 6 months from the time of entry, and have cash ready, preferably in US dollars, though there are other currencies Nepal Immigration accepts. If you are entering via overland, you must have US cash and 3 passport photos. For arrival by air, the kiosks at the airport take your picture for you.

For the most up to date list of exceptions for visa on arrival or to obtain the most current visa information, visit the Nepal Department of Immigration website.

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)

Acute Mountain Sickness is usually seen in un-acclimatized people shortly after ascent to high altitudes. The condition occurs due to the thinning of air as the altitude increases. The condition, if not taken seriously and treated immediately, can be life-threatening and its symptoms can be seen generally above 3000 meters. Some of the symptoms of AMS are nausea, vomiting, tiredness, shortness of breath and cerebral pain. The treks are designed to properly acclimatize you to the change in high altitude climate and sufficient precautionary measures too are taken to take utmost caution. We also equip our staffs with cell phones and satellite phones in occurrence of any emergency cases. We are greatly driven to keep the safety and security of our clients as our foremost concern.

Drinking Water

Water is essential for life, and clean water is imperative while on holiday. When choosing to visit less developed countries it is a concern that all travelers should consider. A few options are available when trekking or traveling in Nepal that will mitigate any chances of drinking contaminated water which could cause disruption of an otherwise fun adventure. The first consideration to take into account is that tap water should not be ingested. That even means when brushing your teeth. Most will choose to buy bottled water and if doing so make sure the cap has not been opened previously. Plastic bottle refuse is a problem, and with that being said there are other options on the market to assist in making water drinkable. Your local outdoor store can help with choosing what option might be best to use in conjunction with a reusable bottle. Your guide can also steer you to water that has been filtered and purified so ask him or her what is available.

Arrival Instruction

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, our company representatives are stationed to welcome you to the country. We request you to carefully look for your name being held by our representatives following the events upon landing. The representatives are responsible to escort you to your hotel in Kathmandu. You will see men offering you to carry luggage and take you to your destination as you exit the airport. We request you to pay no attention to these people and follow the designated representatives and follow their instructions. You will also need to keep an eye on your luggage and belongings to avoid any complications.

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