Yala Peak Climbing - 14 Days

Yala Peak Climbing takes you to the summit of 5,520 m and is of 24 hours. Its summit offers the spectacular view of the Shisapangma (8,013 m), Langtang Lirung, Langsisha Ri, Gangchepo, Dorje Lakpa, and other 8,000 m peaks. Its summit also offers the view of the lowest of the 14 eight-thousand meter mountains. Yala Peak is situated in the Langtang National Park, the first Himalayan Park of Nepal, which was established in 1976. This national park is also one of the main highlights of your trip. You also find the Yala peak non-technical. Above all, you can climb Yala Peak without any previous experience.

Langtang National Park is not only famous for Yala Peak, but it is also famous for the culture of Tamang people. Moreover, this park abounds with oak, maple, pine, juniper, and rhododendron trees, and you walk through them. The park is also a home to the Himalayan Black Bear, the Himalayan Thar, and the Red Pandas. It also has a beautiful village called Langtang, which offers the majestic view of Langtang Lirung and Langtang Ri mountains.

Before Yala Peak climbing, you head off to the base camp of Yala, you also cross the bridges, walk through dense forest, come across steep landscapes, and see fluffy yaks, and pass by stone houses. You also see sheep, ponies, and ridges. While climbing the steep, you leave the forest behind and will be impressed by the fantastic view of Langtang Lirung. At the same time, you will be stunned by the beautiful views of the glaciers and icefalls. When you reach to the heart of the Langtang National Park, you see the water mills, prayer wheels, and the Buddhist chortens. On day 8, you not only reach the peak, but also descend to Kyanjin Gompa, which offers the 360-degree view of the Himalayas.

Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu Airport (1, 345 m). Stay Overnight at Hotel.

Day 2

Drive from Kathamandu to Sybru Bensi (1, 462 m) in a Local Bus - 8 hrs. Stay Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 3

Trek to Lama Hotel (2, 500 m) - 5 hrs Stay Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 4

Trek to Langtang Village (3, 307 m) - 5 hrs. Stay Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 5

Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3, 798 m) - 4 hrs. Stay Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 6

Kyanjin Gompa Exploration and Acclimatization Day. Stay Overnight at a Guesthouse.

Day 7

Trek to Yala Peak Base Camp (4, 400 m). Stay Overnight at a Tented Camp.

Day 8

Summit Yala Peak (5, 732 m) and Back to Kyangjin Gompa. Stay Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 9

Spare Day in Case of Bad Weather. Stay Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 10

Trek Back to Lama Hotel (2, 500 m) - 6 hrs. Stay Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 11

Trek to Syabru Besi(1, 462 m) - 5 hrs. Stay Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 12

Drive Back to Kathmandu in a Local Bus - 8 hrs. Stay Overnight at a Hotel.

Day 13

Leisure Day in Kathmandu. Stay Overnight at Hotel.

Day 14

Transfer to Tribhuwan International Airport for Departure.

Trip Highlights

  • Scenic Drive through Hills
  • Langtang village & Kyangjin Gompa.
  • Panoramic View of Mountain from the Top of Tserko Ri.
  • Dense Forest and the Famous Hillary Suspension Bridge
  • Spectacular icefalls and Tumbling Glaciers.
  • Stunning View of Langtang Lirung (7, 234 m)
  • Trsishuli River and a Glimpse of Ganesh Himal.
  • Summit of Yala Peak.
  • Tamang People Villages
  • Spectacular view of the Shisapangma (8013 m), Langtang Lirung, Langsisha Ri, Gangchepo, Dorje Lakpa, and other 8000 m peaks
  • Day 1Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu, Nepal (1,345 m)

    Our airport representative will receive you at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu and he/she will be displaying the signboard of Ace Holidays outside the airport terminal. You will be transferred to your respective hotel by the private vehicle.

    Note: We will organize your pre-trip meeting at our office or at your hotel on the same day. In this meeting, you are requested to bring your passport, 3 passport-sized photos and a readable copy of your travel insurance. Also in this meeting, you must clear all due balance, sign a legally binding trip form, and a non–liability disclaimer. In this meeting, you are also requested to ask any questions of your trip. Ace Holidays provides you Duffel Bag and Cap (yours to keep).

    Accommodation: 2 or 3 star hotel in Kathmandu.
    Meals: No Meals

  • Day 2Drive to Syabru Besi (1,462 m) – 8 hrs

    In the morning, your guide will pick you up from the hotel and take you to a new bus park of Kathmandu, from there you and your guide go to Syabrubesi by bus, which passes through Dhunche, a small town, and which runs on the highway, along the Trishuli River.

    Accommodation: Guesthouse in Syabru Besi
    Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

  • Day 3Trek to Lama Hotel (2,500 m) – 5 hrs

    The first part of the trail trekking crosses the Bhote Koshi River and follows the Langtang Khola (river), and this trail is rugged and gradually ascends to Bamboo (1,960 m), which lies on the bank of the Langtang Khola. Afterward, you will trek gently to Rimche (2,400 m), where you will have your lunch, and then you head off to Lama Hotel.

    Accommodation: Guesthouse in Lama Hotel
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 4Trek to Langtang Village (3,307 m) – 5 hrs

    From Lama Hotel, the trekking trail passes through the dense forest, which is located uphill, and takes you to the top, from where you can see the marvelous view of Langtang Lirung (7,227 m). As the trail heads off to Langtang village, you pass by the water mills, prayer wheels, and Buddhist stupas, and this village is a typically remote.

    Accommodation: Guesthouse in Langtang Village
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 5Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3,798 m) – 4 hrs

    Today, you will do a short walk and explore the cheese factory, and its cheese is famous throughout Langtang Valley, so you should try the cheese, and this factory is located in the lap of Langtang Lirung (7227 m), and there are also small peak around the factory.

    Accommodation: Guesthouse in Kyanjin Gompa
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 6Kyanjin Gompa Acclimatization Day

    Today, you will explore Kyanjin Gompa, cheese factory, and walk up the moraine to see the spectacular glaciers of Langtang Lirung or ascend to Kyangjin Ri (4,350 m), the highest point of Langtang Valley Trek, which offers the spectacular and panoramic view of the Langtang Peaks.

    Accommodation: Guesthouse in Kyanjin Gompa
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 7Trek to Yala Peak Base Camp (4,400 m)

    To reach Yala Base Camp, you will have to trek along with the rocky glacier trail, and you will be taken back by the view of Ganchenpo, Naya Kang, Tserko Ri, and Yala Peak.

    Accommodation: Tented camp at Yala Peak Base Camp
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 8Climb to the Top of Yala Peak (5,732 m) and Trek to Kyangjin Gompa.

    Today, you will start climbing early in the morning to reach the peak of Yala, and from this peak, you can see the panoramic view of Shishapangma, Dorje Lakpa, Ganchenpo, Naya Kang, Tserko Ri, Langtang Lirung and other Tibetan mountains.

    Accommodation: Guesthouse in Kyanjin Gompa
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 9Spare Day in case of bad weather to climb Yala Peak

    Today is the spare day to climb the Yala Peak, incase of bad weather.

    Accommodation: Guesthouse in Kyanjin Gompa
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 10Trek to Lama Hotel (2,500 m) – 6 hrs

    Retrace your steps to Lama Hotel.

    Accommodation: Guesthouse in Lama Hotel
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 11Trek to Syabru Besi (1,462 m) – 5 hrs

    Leaving the mountains, you descend to Syabru Besi where we had started the trek about a week ago.

    Accommodation: Guesthouse in Syabru Besi
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 12Drive back to Kathmandu by Local bus – 8 hrs.

    After breakfast, you will go by bus or a private vehicle to Kathmandu.

    Accommodation: 2 or 3 star hotel in Kathmandu
    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 13Leisure Day in Kathmandu.

    Take a walk in the streets of Thamel or stroll in Basantapur area, and if you are interested in a Jungle Safari, River Rafting, Paragliding, and Shopping, then you can start through Ace Holidays. In the evening you will have farewell dinner in traditional Nepali restaurant with some cultural dance program.

    Accommodation: 2 or 3 star hotel in Kathmandu
    Meals: Breakfast and Farewell Dinner

  • Day 14Transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport for Departure.

    Today is the departure day; therefore, you are picked up from the hotel and transferred to Tribhuvan International Airport on time.

    Meals: Breakfast

  • IMPORTANT NOTE

    During the trip, weather, local politics, transport or other factors, that are beyond Ace Holidays can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially changed. If changes are necessary, the leader will decide what is the best alternative for you. Taking this into consideration, as well as the best interests of the whole group, including a change, Ace Holidays will do everything to minimize the effects, but it cannot be responsible for the results, arising from changes or delays.

Arrival and Departure

Upon arrival in Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu, you see the guide holding the signboard of Ace Holidays, and your guide accompanies you from the airport to the hotel. Similarly, on the departure day, your guide accompanies you from the hotel to the airport.

Important Note: The local porters at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, may ask tip/money to you. PLEASE DO NOT GIVE ANY MONEY TO THEM, not even to the person, who is holding Ace Holidays' sign board. Begging is one of the harsh realities of this country, Ace Holidays believes that it should be discouraged. Ace Holidays will also not repay you if you give money to anyone at Tribhuwan International Airport.

Accommodation and Food

Accommodation includes in shared rooms in Two to Three Star Hotel in Kathmandu on bed and breakfast and guesthouses in the trek. The guesthouses generally provide basic facilities, clean facilities, a mattress, a quilt or a blanket. You may bring your own sleeping bag, but Ace Holidays provides sleeping bag and down jacket which should be returned after the trip.

Most guesthouses cook a delicious range of foods, such as pasta, tuna bakes, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables, and desserts. You’ll find a lot of garlic on the menu, as it helps you to acclimatize against thin air. In many larger villages, you may find meat on the menu. You can always get hot chocolate, tea, hot lemon drinks, soft drinks, and sweets. During the trek, you have to take meals in the same guesthouse, where you have checked – in. This is the rule of the local guesthouse management committee of the Everest Region.During the climbing, you will be provided typical Nepali, Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, and Chinese foods. All these foods will be cooked by the cooks of Ace Holidays.

A Typical Day on the Trail

You will have a hearty breakfast between 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. before you start a trek. At the right moment, you pack your bags and then head off to the dining hall. After approximately 2-3 hours of trekking, you will have your lunch somewhere on the trail. After a good lunch, you typically spend around 2-3 hours or even more on the trail before reaching your stopping place. Throughout the day, you will take frequent breaks and admire the fascinating mountains views. You also take plenty of pictures, which are backed up by the incredible panoramic mountains, rivers, landscapes, prayer flags, temples, shrines, cairns, and monasteries. Once you arrive at your tea house, you take a brief rest, shower, and have a light snack, a tea or coffee. If you are so inclined to natural beauty, you may take a short walk through the village and surrounding neighborhoods. After checking into your rooms, you have time to read or chat with fellow trekkers or with your crew members. Enjoying a warm dinner in a cozy dining hall, your trek leader briefs you on the next day's itinerary. You also give breakfast order which allows you to have everything ready for the next morning. Extra time can be spent on reading and playing cards. Ace Holidays' Sherpas love to teach various Nepali card games to you. Finally, you head off to bed at 8 p.m.

The Group Size

Minimum group size for this trip is 2 people to maximum 14 people, the average number is normally 8 people. Ace Holidays providse 1 lead guide, 1 assistant guide (if the group size is 6 or more), Ace Holidays assigns 1 porter for 2 trekkers.

Acclimitazation

All Ace Holidays' itineraries are planned with a high degree of awareness of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). Going up at higher altitudes too fast can lead you to AMS. The higher the altitude, the less the oxygen. For example, at an altitude of 5000 m, there is 50% less oxygen. Therefore, your body needs to adapt to an environment, which has less oxygen. So, for a safe trek and climb, it is essential for you to acclimatize. Sensible planning is, therefore, required to minimize the risk of AMS. Ace Holidays advises all its trekkers and climbers, who have heart, lungs or blood pressure problems to consult with their doctors before they begin their trips. Mild headaches, fever, loss of appetite or stomach disorders are the symptoms of AMS. Check out our “High Altitude Sickness Page (link)”. Ace Holidays' itineraries have been designed to prevent AMS as much as possible. But it is important to remember that some trekkers and climbers are more vulnerable to AMS than others.

Guides and Staffs Arrangements

Skilled, experienced, and helpful trek leaders make your trip smooth. Ace Holidays carefully select these leaders on the basis of their appropriate experience, skills and personal aptitudes. With an object of serving local communities, Ace Holidays only employs local staffs who have adequate knowledge about culture, ecosystem, flora, fauna, geography, and history of their local regions.During the expedition, you will have 1 expedition leader and porters (1 porter for 2 climbers), and you will also have other helpers as per your requirements. The trek, tour, and expedition leaders of Ace Holidays have undergone the following training:

-Intensive First Aid Training
-Trekking Guide Training
-Climbing Guide Training
-Eco Trekking Workshop and Adventure Meet
-English Language Course
-Conservation and Biodiversity
-Rock climbing, Ice climbing and Mountain climbing (for expedition leaders)

Porter Care

Ace Holidays ensures that all its porters are well treated and well paid; Ace Holidays also supports the work of the International Porter Protection Group (IPPG) and improves the conditions of the porters.

Responsible Tourism

Ace Holidays gives the topmost priority on the rules and regulations of the International Tourism. It also helps the undeveloped trekking regions of Nepal financially. It also preserves the Himalayas for the future tourists.

Best Seasons

Autumn (September to December) and Spring (February to June) are the best seasons for the Everest Base Camp Trek. The weather is sunny and warm with outstanding views. Trekking in Summer or Monsoon (June to Aug) will be affected by rain, but Summer trek could be a boon for a keen botanist.

Change on the Itinerary

Your safety is of paramount concern when you travel with Ace Holidays. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if there is an issue of safety concern. Since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, Ace Holidays cannot guarantee that you will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs, according to your plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.

Giving to the Local Community

Ace Holidays works closely with local community and is one of the main supporters of Sambhav Nepal, a non-political and non-profit social organization. Ace Holidays also supports the remote villages of Gorkha and other parts of Nepal through donation, sponsorship programs and various projects.

Donation
Ace Holidays donates a percentage of its business profit on a yearly basis, and it also supports the ongoing maintenance cost of the local schools and community-based schools of the Gorkha District.

Sponsorship
One of the major activities of the Sambhav Nepal is the children sponsorship program, which is conducted with full collaboration with Ace Holidays.

Partnership for Volunteering Program
The Arupokhari Volunteer Program, devised by Ace Holidays and Sambhav Nepal, aims to mobilize teams of experts and interested individuals as an effective and economic measure in providing the human capitals for education, health and community development in Arupokhari village of Gorkha district, western Nepal. For more details, visit Sambhav Nepal's website www.sambhavnepal.org

Equipment and Packing List

The following gives you a general idea of the personal items that you can bring for the trek. The personal items are of individual interests and choices. The most important fact that one should keep on mind is that one should have enough clothes to tackle the cold weather in the Himalayas.

In a supported trek, heavy items are carried by porters and personal belongings that you may need for the day like money, water bottle, rain gear, camera, sun cream and toilet paper etc. should be carried by yourself. So, you are briefed to pack items in two different bags before the trek.

Ace Holidays will supply complimentary water proof duffel bag, which you can use on the trek and is carried by a porter. This duffel bag is a gift to you from Ace Holidays. You can leave your bag with your non-trek items at the hotel in Kathmandu and collect them later after the trek.

Please note that the luggage have a weight limitation of approximately 33 pounds or 15 kg for the flight to and from Lukla.

All the equipments like Base camp tents, kitchen accessories and all the group climbing equipments ( climbing rope, ice screw, snow bar, ice hammer) is provided by the company.

    Climbing Gears

    The Climbing equipments are much more expensive to buy. So, please let us know if you want to rent the equipments at the additional cost of USD 250 per person. The following equipments are essential for climbing Island peak.

  • 1 Pair plastic shell mountaineering boots with high altitude liners
  • 1 Pair of crampons (steel, no aluminum)
  • 1 Alpine climbing harness
  • 1 Mountaineering axe with leash (sized properly for your height)
  • 1 Ascender (right or left handed as appropriate)
  • 1 Belay device (Black Diamond ATC or ATC Guide are good options)
  • 2 D-Shaped locking carabiners
  • 2 Non-locking carabiners
  • 1 Pair expedition style gaiters (ensure fit over your boots)
  • Neck gaiter
  • Ski goggles (optional)
  • Climbing helmet (optional)
  • Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Glacier glasses-100% UV protection with side shields and a hard-sided storage case (i.e. Julbo or Cebe). This is to protect your eyes from the stronger rays of the sun due to the thinner atmosphere, which can cause a painful condition known as snow blindness.
  • Lower Body

  • Under Garments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Lightweight cotton long pants
  • Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
  • Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
  • Feet

  • Thin, lightweight inner socks
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
  • Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp
  • Upper Body

  • T-shirts
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket *
  • Hands

  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal)
  • 1 pair liner gloves, thin wool or synthetic, useful alone on mild days or as a layer inside other gloves / mitts for additional warmth.
  • 1 pair warm gloves (heavier fleece or wool)
  • Accessories

  • Sleeping bag rated to zero DC
  • Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
  • Trekking Bags/Duffel bag
  • Basic First Aid Kit
  • Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry insidetrekbag
  • Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
  • Trekking Poles
  • Climbing stick
  • Water bottle (2) or camel bag
  • Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)
  • Ear Plug (who know some people on group are snoring)
  • Toiletaries

  • 1 medium sized quick drying towel
  • Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
  • Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Small mirror
  • Hygeine

  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue /toilet roll
  • Anti bacterial hands wash
  • Extras/Luxuries

  • Binoculars
  • Reading book
  • Trail Map/Guide book
  • Journal & Pen
  • iPod
  • Pencils and small notebooks
  • Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble
  • Swimming customs (for Kathmandu)
  • Sleeping Bag and Down Jacket Rental

    You can rent the good sleeping bag and down jacket from Ace Holidays. The price is USD 25 per person for the each item, total USD 50 per person for both items for the entire trip.
  • First Aid Kit

    Please note our guide will also carry the first aid kit bag during the trek. However, we still recommend you to bring your personal first aid kit bag.
  • Additional Information

    Have more questions and if you wish to discuss any aspects of this trip or your suitability for it, please visit our FAQs page tab or contact us.

Ace Holidays has stated the price per person below. Group Discounts of 5% to 15% is available for booking of 4 or more than 4 persons. A group booking of 12 or more people is subjected to a maximum discount with an availability of a free trip to 1 person. You can also customize a trip, according to your requirements.

Small Group Journey - The departure dates currently available to join our fixed group departure

No Fixed Departure Dates are available for this Package.

Private Journey - Customize the Suitable Date for You

Ace Holidays understands that some clients want their trips to be a private affair, so that it would enable them to spend some of their memorable moments with their near and dear ones at their own Schedule. Considering this, Ace Holidays organizes private journeys as well. Please choose your own departure date.

Private Journey

Tailor Made Journey - Itinerary Personalized According to Your Specifications

You can also use this trip as a base for a tailor-made itinerary. For example, you could add on more time exploring the Kathmandu Valley or relaxing in Pokhara, or add some wildlife safaris in Chitwan or Bardia National Parks. You can also adjust the trekking route and add some exciting white water rafting on the Seti River, the Trisuli River or the Bhote Koshi River. To discuss your ideas or to get some suggestions from the specialists of Ace Holidays, please fill in our tailor-made form.

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Price Includes
  • Airport pick up service/ Airport drop off service/Hotel pick up service/ hotel drop off service by a private vehicle.
  • Standard twin sharing accommodation in a hotel in Kathmandu (breakfast included)
  • Lodges, Guesthouses accommodation during the trek (Twin sharing and occasionally dormitory room at guesthouse and Tented camp stay at Yala Peak Base Camp).
  • All Standard Meals during the lodge-to-lodge trek and camping (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner).
  • Local Ace Holidays' licensed English speaking trekking guide and climbing guide.
  • Group climbing equipment (Climbing Rope, Ice Screw, Snow Bar, Ice Hammer, Camping Tents and Kitchen equipment)
  • The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (Ace Holidays assigns 1 porter for 2 guests)
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, and medicine for all staffs.
  • Free Ace Holidays' duffel/kit bag, sun hat (Gifts from Ace Holidays).
  • Yala Peak Climbing Permit.
  • Down Jacket and sleeping bag (which need to be returned after the trek)
  • Bus Transportation from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi and from Syabrubesi to Kathmandu
  • All government taxes, vat, and tourist service charges.

Price Does Not Include
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (costs roughly USD 10 to USD 15 per person per day)
  • Meals and drinks in the mountain (costs roughly USD 20 to USD 30 per person per day)
  • Travel insurance, which covers emergency rescue and evacuation. (See Secure Insurance Page)
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Nepal Entry Visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying USD 25 or equivalent Nepalese currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days and 90 days can be obtained by paying USD 40 and USD 100 respectively. Please bring 1 passport size photo).
  • Tips for trek guides, climbing guides, cooks, and porters (Tipping is expected).
  • Any other expense, which is not mentioned in 'Price Includes' section.

Trip Highlights

  • Scenic Drive through Hills
  • Langtang village & Kyangjin Gompa.
  • Panoramic View of Mountain from the Top of Tserko Ri.
  • Dense Forest and the Famous Hillary Suspension Bridge
  • Spectacular icefalls and Tumbling Glaciers.
  • Stunning View of Langtang Lirung (7, 234 m)
  • Trsishuli River and a Glimpse of Ganesh Himal.
  • Summit of Yala Peak.
  • Tamang People Villages
  • Spectacular view of the Shisapangma (8013 m), Langtang Lirung, Langsisha Ri, Gangchepo, Dorje Lakpa, and other 8000 m peaks

How far have you done Yala Peak Climbing successfully?

We have 98% successful rate and 90% safety records

How do I book the trip?

To secure your booking, we require you to fill in and return the final booking form. The word or PDF version of final booking form will be sent to you via e-mail then you can e-mail or fax the complete booking form. In addition, we also require minimum 30% per person deposit to guarantee your place as it enables us to make the pre-arrangements on your behalf. The remaining 70% can be paid when you arrive in Kathmandu. The deposit can be paid by the bank transfer or credit cards (Master, Visa or American Express cards). There will be 4% bank levy for all the payments done by the cards.

What type of shape do I need to be, is this trip for me?

Yala Peak is not a technical peak, but you need a good stamina for a long day effort. You can climbYala peak without any previous experience and skills of using climbing equipment, such as ropes, ice pick, harness, crampons, etc. Still, Ace Holidays recommends that you should begin training at least three to four months before your departure to Nepal. As guidelines, you should do an aerobic exercise, bushwalk, and uphill and downhill walks.

Will somebody come to pick me up at the airport upon my arrival?

Yes, the airport representative of Ace Holidays will come to pick you up at the airport. S/he will be displaying an Ace Holidays' sign board outside the airport terminal. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel by the tourist vehicle of Ace Hoilidays

What sort of accommodation can I expect in Kathmandu,in trekking and in climbing?

Ace Holidays uses 2 or 3 star hotels in Kathmandu on bed and breakfast. Along the trekking routes, Ace Holidays uses teahouses/lodges, which provide basic clean facilities, a mattress, and a quilt or blanket. Ace Holidays also offers you sleeping bags at an additional cost. Sleeping bag has to be returned after the trip.The lodges in trekking routes usually provide single and double rooms, or occasionally a dormitory. At times when possible, dining will be around a bon fire. In teahouses, food will be prepared in the kitchen, which you should not enter without permission. The toilet in teahouses provides essential and basic facilities and is always located outside the room. At Yala Peak Base Camp, your accommodation is a Tented Camp.

What sort of food can I expect in trekking and climbing?

Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, daal bhat(rice and lentils), bread, soup, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season) and desserts like apple pies, pancakes, and custard. You will find a lot of garlic on the menu because it helps you to combat against Altitude Mountain Sickness. In many larger villages, you may find some meat items on the menu. You can always get hot chocolate, tea, and hot lemon drinks, and soft drinks. Each day, you will have dinner and breakfast at a lodge, where you stay, but you will have lunch on the way. During climbing and at the Island Peak base Camp, Ace Holidays' cook make Italian, Chinese, Continental, and Indian foods.

What is the best season for this trekking

February to November

What is the temperature rating of the sleeping bag that you have?

The temperature of the sleeping bags is -10 deg Ace Holidays provides liner or extra blanket if the sleeping bag is not warm enough for you.

Does this trip run even if I am alone?

Yes, it runs even if you are alone.

What safety equipment do your guides carry during the trek in order to deal with sickness and accidents?

The guides of Ace Holidays carry first aid kit bags and mobiles during the trek. Guides also carry satellites phones while trekking in remote areas, which are out of reach of telecommunication. They are well trained to deal with altitude mountain sickness, as well.

Can I obtain the visa for Nepal upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu Nepal?

Yes, you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying USD 25 or equivalent Nepalese currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days and 90 days can be obtained by paying USD 40 and USD 100 respectively. Please bring 1 passport size photo

I am a Vegeterain, is that a Problem ?

No problem at all. Ace holidays always suggest its clients to eat vegetables in the mountain because the non-vegetarian meals are not really that hygienic to eat.

Does your trekking guide and climbing guide have certificates from the Hotel Management and Tourism Center? Have they received first aid training for high altitude?

Yes, they have all received trekking guide certificates and climbing guide certificates from the Hotel Management and Tourism Center of Kathmandu. They have also received high altitude first aid training from KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Education Project).

Does Ace Holidays provide tented camp at the Yala Peak Base Camp?

YES, Ace Holidays does provide a tented camp, which has a capacity for 2 people.

Is there any communication facilities while I am on trekking and climbing?

Yes. There is, for examples, there are telephones in some villages, from where, you can make international calls and pass the mobile number of your guide to your family for the callback. From the trekking trail, you can also make a call from the guide’s mobile, and you can pay him or her later in the Nepales. During climbing, Ace Holidays uses SAT Phone.

Can I use credit cards during trekking?

No. You can only use the Nepalese currency. That is why, before trekking, you should change your currency into the Nepalese currency. There are lots of banks, ATMs and money exchange counters nearby your hotel in Kathmandu.

How much additional money do I need per day?

While trekking, you need roughly USD 20 to USD 30 per day for meals

Do I need to tip my guide and porters? How much would that be?

Ace Holidays recommends you to tip about 10% to 15% of the total trip cost to the guides and porters (60% to the guide and 40% to the porters). The tip should reflect the level of satisfaction.

How much do I have for shower along the trek?

In major places, Ace Holidays provides accommodation in guesthouses with hot shower. And in the rest of the places, Ace Holidays provides bucket water for shower. This shower costs you from USD 3 to USD 4.

Do you use yaks/porters on the trek or do I have to carry gears by myself?

Yes, Ace Holidays uses yaks or porters in the trek, but you have to carry all your personal belongings, such as camera, water bottle, sunscreen cream, etc in your daypack by yourself

Can I add extra days to my trip?

Yes, you have plenty of options and choices to extend your trip.. For more information, please check our special trips.

What immunizations will I need?

Vaccaination is not complusory, but it is better if you vaccinate against diphtheria, hepatitis, malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus. Ace Holidays would like to know your blood group because it is important in case of emergency. Please tell Ace Holidays if you are suffering from any disease.

Before Booking a Trip

  • Nepal Travel Guide

    Nepal Travel Guide includes what you have to do in Nepal and how you can do in Nepal. The Northern…

  • Travel Insurance

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  • Your International Flights

    Nepal is a Himalayan and landlocked country, you can reach its heartland both by air and by road. At present,…

  • Terms and Conditions

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