Nepal yalung peak

Trip Overview

Yalung Ri Peak is one of the smaller and easier trekking peaks which is located in the West Rolwaling Valley in the east-central Nepal.It is one of the least visited trekking peaks in Nepal.It is at the height of 5630m.

The mountain mainly consists of rock, ice and glaciers on the higher spots. We need equipment to climb up the peak. The trekking journey starts from Singati passing through different villages. It will take 4 hours to reach the summit from the base camp. It is surrounded by the others popular mountains such as Chugmage,Ramdung,Chobulse etc. This peak is graded as F on the difficult scale. The base camp of Yalung Ri Peak and Ramdung is same. The suitable time to climb this peak is earlier September and to the end of November.

Then we back to Na village. We can enjoy the culture and tradition of the people there and we move to Kyalche to Jagat. Finally we drive from Jagat to Kathmandu Valley.


BEST SESSION TO VISIT NEPAL

 

Autumn Session: September – November  

The autumn months of mid-September, October and November are known for being Nepal’s mountaineering and the best time to go trekking. The monsoon rains have cleared the sky with outstanding the views are often remarkable. The valleys are still green and the weather is trifling so trekking is far more pleasurable at this time.

Winter Session : December – February 

Winter season is usually snowfall at higher elevations in Himalayas. Though it gets colder in night, often it offers the clear day / blue sky and comparatively less trekkers on the trail. Winter Treks like Ghorepani pun hill trek, Mardi Himal trek, Everest base camp, Annapurna Panorama, Annapurna Sanctuary, Everest base and Langtang reason treks are always comfortable to trek even in winter season.

Spring Session: March – May 

 Spring is the best trekking season for the trekking and mountaineering in Nepal.  Weather is mostly perfect and temperature is moderate which offers beautiful views without any obstruction. Spring collects beautiful flowers, plants and rare animals Walking is also very much suitable during this season.

Summer Session: June – August 

Though summer collects heavy monsoon rainfall it is very much clear to trek around upper and lower Mustang, lower and upper Dolpo and Nar- Phu valley since they are rain shadow areas.  Tibet is much more favorable for Tibet trek. Everest, Langtang and Annapurna are always comfortable to trek even in summer season.


A.Climbing /team composition:

We will provide you English speaking high altitude experienced climbing guide.

There is also the provision of assistant guides, for a group size of 2-4 people, there will be one main guide and one assistant guide.

– In a group size of 4-6 people, there will be one main guide and  two guides.

 With a group of 9-12 people, we shall be offering you one main guide and four assistant guides.

 one experienced cook and necessary Sherpa staff.

 Assistants sherpa who will assist in setting up camps during the climb.


Physical Condition & Experience Requirements:

 Previous rock climbing and high altitude trekking experiences will still be an asset.

 There will also be climbing training for members at the Lobuche base camp.

 The training will mostly be about using climbing gears such as ropes, ice pick, harness, crampons.

 On the day of the summit, will be required to walk for 5-6 hours.

 It is important for participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases to consult their doctors before taking the trip.

Detail Itinerary

 

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (1,300m).

High altitude Sherpa Trekking Company Airport Representative will meet you outside the Terminal Hall. Transfer to hotel brief you about tomorrow’s activities and collect your needed documents for our official needs. introduce with your trekking guide check the requirements and briefing about the yalung Re peak each day program. O/N at hotel.

 

Day 02: Full day Kathmandu City Sightseeing.

The day second sightseeing tours to world heritage sites of Pashupatinath Temple-the holiest Hindu Temple on the bank of sacred Bagmati River,syambunath stupa.(its call monkey temple) Bodhanath Stupa-the biggest Buddhist Stupa architecture in the world.Checking your climbing equipment’s, and discussing the climb with the climbing/trekking guide. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 3: Drive Kathmandu to Sigatte (1020m): 5-6 hours.

We will drive from Kathmandu through the beautiful high green hills and white mountain  views to the north. On the way we will visit the Bhimeswor Temple in Dolakha. The last hour’s dusty drive will lead down to our campsite on the Tama Kosi River bank.O/n at hotel.

 

Day 4: Sigatte – Jagat (1250m): 5-6 hours.

Our route follows the Bhote Kosi’s deep valley which gradually becomes more gorge-like. We crisscross the hectic river on picturesque suspension bridges and pass a few hamlets and villages. The forest sometimes gives way to views of the Gaurishankar (7145m). This area is still Hindu although signs of Buddhism, with prayer flags and Chortens begin to appear. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 5: Jagat – Simigaon (2025m):5-6 hours.

Few houres walking, we leave the valley to continue east. The path slowly gains altitude on an impressive slope, and later crosses terraces. Simigaon is a Sherpa and Tamang village, marked by its Tibetan monastery perched above the houses on top of the hill in front of Gaurishankar. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 6: Simigaon – Donga/kharka (2800m): 5-6 hours.

We now enter the Rolwaling valley through a gorgeous rhododendron and bamboo forest. The path steadily climbs towards Gyalche. Eventually, we descend back down to the river and establish our campsite on the Rolwaling Khola bank: a narrow green belt beneath Gaurishankar. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 7: Donga – Beding (3690m): 5-6 hours.

We gradually climb the forested valley of tropical alpine vegetation, with excellent mountain scenery surrounding us. Arriving at Beding, we should see Melungtse I (7181m), Rolwaling’s highest summit. Beding is a lonely small village; well known to Everest summiteers from beding. An old but historical Buddhist Monastery is located in the center of the village. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 8. Beding – Na (4185m): 5-6 hours:

A short walk will take us to Na; the last tiny alpine hamlet that is only inhabited during summer months. Na is situated just below the Tsho Rolpa Glacier Lake in a beautiful valley overlooked by some very impressive peaks, including Chobutse (6685m), Chugimago (6259m) and Yalung Ri (5630m).

 

Day 9. Na: Rest and acclimatization day – Yalung La hike: 4-5 hours:

We can either take a rest or organize an excursion towards the Yalung La pass. Here we climb steadily, the path taking us to a vast amphitheatre at 4900m, situated just below the pass, and the Ramdun peak ice fall which is furrowed with streams. This is an excellent place to view the Tsho-Rolpa glacier lake.  In each direction we get stunning views: to the east the Yalung Glacier, south the Ramdung Peak (5930m), west the Yalung Ri (5630m) and to the north the breathtaking Himalayan summits along the Tibetan border. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 10:Trek from Na Gaon to Yalung-Ri Base Camp (4750m.)

Trek from Na Gaon to Yalung-Ri Base Camp (4750m.) or High Camp (5100m.). O/n in tented.

 

Day 11: Summit to Yalung-Ri (5,630m) & return to Na Gaon.

Summit to Yalung-Ri (5,630m) & return to Na Gaon. O/n in hotel.

 

Day 12: Na – Nyiduk Kongma (4750m): 5-6 hours.

We climb up to the dam that holds back the Tsho-Rolpa lake, preventing it from splitting the thin moraine and destroying the valleys below. We continue along the south bank. (The ancient route, marked on all maps, following the northern bank and passing through Chobu, no longer exists. In fact, the moraines bordering the lake have all collapsed into it.) After a 300m climb, we must cross a disordered moraine area only scramble down the height we walked up. The campsite is in a sandy amphitheatre, between the Tsho Rolpa and Trakarding glaciers. O/n in tented.

 

Day 13: Nyiduk Kongma – Drolumbau Glacier (5205m): 5 -6 hours.

The path plunges on towards the Trakarding glacier. This is a huge and impressive and rocky area that gives way, from time to time, to large sections of bluish ice. We’ll struggle on towards a rocky spur, just beneath the Dolumbau glacier. It is now quite a venture to access the glacier. We need to climb up a rock face and to set a rope for the porters, helping them to scramble up the 160m before accessing the campsite area. This provides a fantastic panorama with the Trakarding glacier below and the great glacial wall of the Drolumbau glacier to the north: an incredible spot with views of countless streams running off the glacier, falling rocks and collapsing ice. O/n at tented.

 

Day 14: Drolumbau Glacier -Teshi Laptsa pass (5755m) & decent to Camp at (5460): 6-7 hours.

The only route to get a foothold onto the Drolumbau glacier is tricky and fairly steep. Our efforts will be rewarded by a unique view towards Tengi Ragi Tau (6943m), Bigphero-Go Shar (6729m), Dragkar-Go (6793m), with a background of many peaks towards and beyond the Tibetan border. We progress through moraines and gentle slopes, from time to time crossing, glacial areas, towards the summit. The campsite is about 300m below the summit just beyond a tricky but impressive rocky section. O/n at hetel.

 

Day 15: Camp – Thame (3805m): 5-6 hours.

(If you are Interesting  to do Renjola Pass #Gokiyo late #Chola Pass #Everest Base Camp)

Today offers an easy and pleasant descent. Just before arriving in the tiny Sherpa village of Thame, we can visit its picturesque monastery perched on the hillside. Thame lies on an important route for Tibetan traders and their yak caravans trekking across the Nangpa La (5716m/18,752) on the Tibetan border to Namche Bazaar and beyond. O/n at hotel.

 

Day 16. Thame – namche bazar (3435m): 3-4 hours.

Namche Bazaar is Sherpa Capital of Solu Khumbu region and visit Sagarmatha National Park visitor Center. There are plenty to do around Namche Bazaar and trekker should spend a day here acclimatizing day on way up to Everest base camp trek. O/n at hotel.

(If you have time keep continuing to Everest base camp).

 

 

Day 17: trek to Lukla (2840m/9,317ft): 6-7 houre:

We have to arrive in Lukla in time to reconfirm our return flight to Kathmandu for early the next morning. O/ n at hotel.

 

Day 18: Lukla – Kathmandu. (1350m): 35min flight:

 

Early Morning flight to Kathmandu, transfer to your Hotel. Free afternoon and evening join the farewell dinner. O/at hotel.

Flight Lukla – Kathmandu might be delayed due to poor visibility and bad weather forecast. alternative way by Heli…..

 

Day 19: Final departure:  

Final Departure to your own destinations-Generally 3 hours before your flight time to get Kathmandu airport is needed in Nepal.

Equipment List

 

Member Personal Climbing Equipment

 

S.No:  Particular.  Qty

(2)  : Summit shoe La Sportiva – 1

(4)  : Crampon -1

(5)  : Summit Glove (Mitten) – 1

(6)  : Normal gloves – 2

(7)  : Summit Snow goggles – 1

(8)  : Glacier glasses – 1

(9)  : Ice axe – 1

(10) : Harness & tapsling – 1

(11) : Jumer – 1

(12) :  Carabiners (normal) -3

(14) : Down filled Mattress -1

(15) : Summit socks – 2

(16) : Normal socks -6

(17) : Climbing bag (40 ltr) -1

(18) : Helmet – 1

(19) : Down jacket -1

(20) : Down trouser – 1

(21) : 8 finger / descender -1

(22) : Headlamp (Icon or Spot)– 1

(23) : Gore-tex jacket – 1

(24) : Gore-tex trouser -1

(27) : Fleece liner gloves -3

(28) : Screw Gate Carabiner 2

FAQ

What is the best season for this trekking?

  • Peak climbing and trekking season extends from mid- September to May. From early September, the monsoon rains decrease. By end of September through to December the weather is usually stable with mild to warm days, cold nights. February, March, April, May, June, October, November, December are the best time to do peak climbing and trek. From July to mid-September is raining season in Nepal.

 

Do we require peak climbing and mountaineering permit?

  • Yes you obtain the climbing permit, all mountaineering permits need to be arranged through a travel or trekking agency; it is not allowed to apply individually for peak climbing. You will need to fill in a bio-data form and pass this to your agency. You can do this online and add your signature and photograph to the form when you are in Kathmandu. The Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) is authorized to issue a trekking peak climbing permit for 33 peaks up to 6500 m and climbing permits for other peaks are obtained from Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation.

 

Do I need any prior climbing experience?

  •  Peak climbing involves trekking as well as climbing with all the expedition equipment. Previous rock climbing and high altitude trekking experiences will still be an asset.Though previous. High altitude sherpa guide will organize a basic climbing training in every base camp of mountain. Training will mostly be about using climbing gears such as ropes, ice pick, harness, crampon and climbing equipment.

 

How long do we walk and climb each day?

  • This is best measured in time – about 5 to 7 hours for each full day (or 10-15 km) in hilly terrain. In the morning we walk from 8-11 am and in the afternoon from 1-3 or 4 pm.  1/2-day or full day for rest is planned for each trek over 8 days in length. We wake up early today at around 1 to 2 am and have our breakfast before beginning our climb. Summit day normally 4/5 hours climbing and It is important we reach the summit before noon because in the afternoon the strong winds in the high lands might become a barrier for a successful summit.

 

Are there a minimum and a maximum number for your groups?

  • We cater to all group sizes, while maintaining the field staff ratio to give you the best quality and experience high altitude Sherpa guide.

 

Can I obtain the visa for Nepal upon arrival at the airport?

  • YES, you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100.

 

What essential documents do I need to bring with me on tours?

  • Please bring a copy of your travel insurance, a copy of your passport and 3 photos (passport size) with you for your trip to Nepal. You would need photos for permits.

 

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

  • Yes, our airport representative will be there to greet you at the airport. high altitude sherpa will be displaying  high altitude sherpa sign-board. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel.

 

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

  • We use standard rooms at three tourist stander hotels in Kathmandu with breakfast included. Along the trekking routes, teahouses/lodges generally provide basic clean facilities with a mattress and a quilt or blanket. 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 tea houses, food will be prepared in the kitchen, which you should not enter without permission.

 

Are the food and water safe to eat and drink? 

  • Hygiene when trekking generally has improved extensively over the last ten years. local trekking guide knowledge to choose the lodges, which maintain a high standard of hygiene. Each day dinner and breakfast will be at a lodge you’ll stay at while for the lunch you would be stopping by on the way where you can order your meals as per your choice. Guide will help you to stop by at best possible places to eat. Most lodges serve boiled and filtered water, which is generally safe, we suggest a drop of iodine to be totally sure. We discourage the purchase of bottled water for the obvious environmental reasons. Please bring a water bottle with you, which you can refill.

 

How much additional money do I need per day?

  • It depends on your spending habits. Generally, in Kathmandu, you can allocate USD 10 to USD 15 for a lunch and a dinner. USD 15 to USD 18 per person a day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, pay for the hot shower and a few drinks during the trekking. Please note, higher you go the things would be expensive especially at higher altitude; all the goods are supplied either by helicopter, horse, mules or porters therefore the things are expensive.

 

What mode of transportation do you use?

  • Depending on the nature of the travel, the transportation to and from the destination varies from domestic flights to vehicular transportation to even piggy back rides on mules and yaks.

 

Do we book our own international flights to and from Nepal?

  • Yes, you need to book your own International flights. We are a local agent and it would cost you significantly higher to book through us.

 

Is there any communication while we are on trekking?

  • There are telephones in some villages along the trekking routes from which you can make international calls. All our guides carry mobile with local sim card and easily you can buy on arrival time in airport.
  • Also we have kept a satellite phone which has poor connection for the network of phones. Our guide’s use it during the case of emergency and also clients can use them by paying its rental fee.

 

Can I use credit cards in the places I visit?

  • Major credit cards are accepted in all places but you need to pay 4% extra as bank levy, which might make cash transaction is highly recommended. Please change the currency in local Nepali Rupees before you go to the mountains. Especially in the Everest trail, ATM would be available only in Namche Bazer and relying on it is not a better idea as you never know when things stops working. Also, if you try to exchange your foreign currency there you would be getting very less exchange rates.

 

Can I add extra days to my trip?

  • High altitude Sherpa can add days at your request with additional costs to cover guides, porters, accommodation and food. If you are in private or solo trip it would be possible as your itinerary is very flexible or if you were in-group then this option would be limited so please make sure before departure tour.

 

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

This is a difficult thing to scale. The level of the tip should reflect the level of satisfaction from and personal involvement with your guide. However peak bonus normally $.200 $.300 for high altitude sherps guide.

Cost Included

  • Airports pick and drop by private Car
  • Accommodation Kathmandu with bed and break fast
  • Domestic Flight and All land transportation as per itinerary
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu with guide by privet car
  • Gaurishankar  Conservation Area entry Permit and Tims card
  • Sagaramatha national park entry fee
  • Yalung Ri peak climbing permit
  • khumbu pasang lhamu Rural municipality
  • All accommodation in Tea houses and tented camps as per the itinerary
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trip
  • Experienced high altitude guide and staff and porters services
  • Satellite Phone for emergency communication.
  • Oxygen Bottle Back up Oxygen Cylinder, mask and regulator for emergency .
  • Gamow Bag 1 Rescue sled (Gamow bag) for emergency
  • Transportation, meals, accommodation, allowance, equipment and insurance for all the staff including guide
  • Trekking camping equipment
  • Farewell dinner with typical Nepali culture

Cost Not Include

  • International flight airfare (from and to Kathmandu).
  • Nepali Visa fee US$ 40 per person for 30 days (to be applied for 60 days (USD$ 100).
  • Lunch & dinner In during the stay in Kathmandu city (also in case of early return from Trekking than the scheduled itinerary).
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from Trekking (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.)
  • Travel and high altitude insurance, accident, medical & emergency evacuation.
  •  Medical Insurance and emergency rescue evacuation cost if required.
  • Personal Expenses Telephone, Internet, battery recharge, shower, Laundry, any Alcoholic beverages, beer, coke,
  • Personal Medical Kit, Personal Trekking Gears & Equipment.
  •  internet Service during the trek in not included.
  • Tips:  Tips for Guide, porters and staffs.
  • Extra: Any other services or activities, which are not mentioned in the itinerary.

First Aid

If you are Going Trekking and Climbing in Nepal, you Should Carry the Complete Medic kit.

 

1. Povidone-iodine cream –1 tube.

– Antiseptic cream.

2. Cotton- 1 roll.

– For dressing wounds.

3. Dressing gauze – 5 pcs.

– For dressing.

4. Crepe bandage – 2.

 Sprains and strains,also great as a sling for arm fractures.

5. Band- aid – 10.

6. Dressing tape – 1.

– Great not just for dressing but falsifier mild soft tissue injuries especially in the knee and ankles.

7. Moleskin second skin- 1 packet:

 Great for treating chaffing and blisters.


Finger Pulse Oximeter:

1.Normal arterial oxygen is Approximately 75 to 100 millimeters of mercury (mmHg).

2.Values fewer than 60 mm Hg usually indicate the need for supplemental oxygen.

3. Normal pulse oximeter readings usually range from 95 to 100 percent.

4.Values under 90 percent are considered low.

 

 


Medication:

8. Paracetamole 300mg -20 tablets:

 For mild headaches.

9. Ibuprofen 400mg -10 taplets:

– To relieve moderate to severe pain.

10.Throat lozenges -20:

– For cough and sore throat. Given the cold dry mountain air,it is a good idea  it have one in your mouth even without any discomfort.

11. Decongestant -10 tablets:

 For nausea congestion. Non-drowsy kinds like pseudo ephedrine recommended.

12. Antihistamine -10 tablets:

– For allergies.

13. Antiemetic -10 tablets:

 To control the vomit and nausea.

14. Azithromycin 500mg –10 tablet:

– For bacterial diarrhea.

15. Omeprazole 200mg -10 tablets:

– For minor gastric upsets and acidity.

16. Tinidazole 200 mg -3 taplats(500mg -12 tablets):

 For giardia and amoebic diarrhea.

17. Acetazolamide 250 mg -20 tablets:

 For helping with acclimataization and treating mild AMS.

18. Dexamethasone  400mg -10 tablets:

– To be used only under expert supervision to treat AMS.

19. Nifedipine 60mg – 10 tablets:

 To be use only under expert  supervision to treat HAPE.

 

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Quick Facts

  •   Destination: Nepal-Manaslu Region
  •  Activities: Culture Tour-Trekking-Climbing
  •   Trip Grade: Moderate
  •   Departure from: Kathmandu Capital of Nepal
  •   Arrival on: Kathmandu Capital of Nepal
  •  Group size: 1+pax
  •  Best Seasons: April to June & September to November,
  •   Meals: Breakfast In ktm & All Meals During The Trek
  •   Accomodation: Star Hotel in Kathmandu &Tea House During the trek
  •   Transportation: By land-flight

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