Yala Peak Climbing

Region

Peak Climbing

Duration

16 Days

Max Altitude

5732m

Best Season

Feb, Mar, April, May, June, Sep, Oct, Nov and Dec.

Activity Per Day

5-6 Hours Climbing/Trekking

Transportation

Tourist Bus, Private Car

Grade

3 Strenuous

Min Group Size

2 people

Overview

This peak is situated north of Kathmandu in the Langtang area. This is an easy peak to climb and suited for anyone with trekking experience. We start in Syabrubesi after a 5-hour drive from Kathmandu and spend five days hiking up the beautiful Langtang valley to Kyanjin Gompa at 3800 m. Kyanjin Gompa is situated below Langtang Lirung (7246 m) and we spend three days acclimatizing taking day-hikes in spectacular surroundings. We establish base camp on a meadow at 4800 m and climb Yala Peak the next day. The last 400 m is on ice so we will be using crampons, ice axe and rope. From the summit, we can see Shishapangma (8046 m) and the fluted Gangchempo (6388 m).

Yala Peak Climbing in the Langtang valley area is non-technical, easy and less difficult. Yala Peak is ideal for beginners who want to try peak climbing. There is no requirement for previous experience, but a reasonable fitness standard is a must for climbing. You can see spectacular views of the famous snow-covered mountains from the top of Yala Hill, Langtang Lirung 7246 m. Gangchempo 6387 m., Dorje Lakpa 6990 m and Naya Kanga Hill 5844 m., Shishapangma 8027 m.

Highlights of Yala Peak Climbing

  • Day tour of cultural heritage sites of Kathmandu valley
  • Scenic drive to Dhunche or Syabru Bensi
  • Meet the locals and herds on the trek
  • Stunning landscapes and glorious views of the Himalayas of Langtang region
  • Summit of Yala Peak
  • Visit the beautiful Kyanjin Gompa

The route to Yala Peak Climbing

From Syabrubesi-after a 7-8 hour drive from the Kathmandu Valley we continue our walks from the starting point. Cross the thick Rhododendron, Oaks, and Pines forest through the hotel The Lama. The hotel is a local ethnic group. The 3800 m altitude Kyanjin Gompa is the first location before the Yala Base Camp to become acclimatized. Our camp and planning to reach the summit can be planned easily.

The Yala Peak is the highlight of our itinerary, comfortably acclimatized and completely fitted, accompanied by our seasoned climbing experts. Until we reach the summit of Yala Peak, we can have a wonderful view of Langtang Valey and the vantage point for Shishapangma 8046 m on a Tibetan side: 7245 m, Dorje Lakpa 6990 m, Pemthang Karpo 6830 m and Gangchenpo 6387 m.

At the summit, we spend a brief time and descend along the same path. A panoramic drive from Syabrubesi to Kathmandu concludes the adventurous journey of the Yala Peak Climbing with Himalayan Social Journey

Outline Itinerary ( 16 Days )

  • 1

    Arrival in Kathmandu

    Our agent will greet you and escort you directly to your hotel after arriving at the Tribhuvan International Airport. 

    You'll take a rest after settling at the hotel. In the evening, a typical welcome meal is served.

    Accommodation: Himalayan Suite Hotel
    Meal: Dinner

  • 2

    Half day Kathmandu Sightseeing tour

    Today is the day to plan the climb. You will have a group briefing about your climbing excursion. You'll be given the chance to meet your guide and fellow trekkers and chat about the appropriate equipment.
    You can grab your goods and drive around Kathmandu Valley for half-day sightseeing for UNESCO World heritages.

    Accommodation: Himalayan Suite Hotel
    Meal: Breakfast

  • 3

    Drive to Syabru Bensi

    In the wake of morning breakfast, you travel by means of transport through Trishuli Bazaar, and afterwards Dhunche to Syabrubesi. In spite of the fact that roads are uneven and harsh, the journey shall turn out to be so pleasurable with sights of lovely scenes and snow-secured mountains. You remain at a hotel in Syabrubesi. Ensure you rest on time as your body is worn out on the long and suffering bus ride.

    Accommodation: Yella Peak Guest House 
    Meal: Breakfast
    Activity: Drive to Syabru Bensi 6-7hrs
    Altitude: 1462m

  • 4

    Trek to Lama Hotel

    As the trek starts, you go through Trisuli River and pursue Langtang River. Walking through a suspension bridge, you need to stroll through Pahiro to reach to Bamboo. The trail at that point crosses a subtropical woodland. Red Panda, Langur monkey, wild pigs and different feathered creatures occupy the woods. The trail at that point rises through Rimche to end the day trek at Lama Hotel. Overnight at Orginal Lama Hotel Guest House (attached bathroom). (BB)

    Accommodation: Original Lama Hotel Guest House
    Meal: Breakfast
    Activity: Trekking 4-5hrs
    Altitude: 2500m

  • 5

    Trek to Langtang Village (3200m)

    Subsequent to morning breakfast, the fifth-day trek starts with a delicate tough ascension up the trekking trails. However, the trail before long gets steep as you trek further. You shall have a look at excellent Langtang Lirung and other snow-shrouded tops beginning showing up, your trek turns out to be additionally intriguing. You can give your legs a rest and have your lunch in Ghoda Tabela. As you climb up, you will reach to a wonderful valley – Langtang where you will see yaks brushing everywhere throughout the fields. You will go through your fifth night in Langtang Village. 

    Accommodation: Guest House
    Meal: Breakfast
    Activity: Trekking 4-5hrs
    Altitude: 3200m

  • 6

    Trek to Kanjingompa

    You go through a Buddhist place of worship and trek to Mundu. After you traverse streams, wooden scaffolds and moraines, you get a look at Buddhist religious community called as Kyanjin Gompa. The town is named after a Buddhist religious community Kyanjin Gompa which is comprised of nearby woods and stones. There are Buddha pictures and icons. You can visit a cheddar ie, Cheese processing plant there. You can rest or tour the region after lunch. Langtang Lirung, Kyanjin RI, Tsergo RI, Langshisha RI, Yala Peak are some mountain tops you can see from Kyanjin Gompa. 

    Accommodation: Guest House
    Meal: Breakfast
    Activity: Trekking 3-4 hrs
    Altitude: 3798m 

  • 7

    Excursion to Tserkori (5033M)

    The seventh day is for rest. As you have moved to more than 3800-meter elevation, your body needs to conform to the adjustment in the earth. Additionally, it is a safeguard for height affliction. On the off chance that you feel good, you can investigate Kyanjin as you can visit the religious community, cheddar plant, and icy masses. You can likewise climb to Kyanjin RI or Tserko RI. From those focuses, you can see the stunning view of Langtang Valley, Langtang Lirung, and some other snow-shrouded mountain tops. Tserko RI remains at a height of 5,033 meters which is the most elevated peak of Langtang Valley trek. 

    Accommodation:  Guest House
    Meal: Breakfast
    Activity: Excursion in Kyanjin Gompa
    Altitude: 3798m

  • 8

    Trek to Yala Peak Basecamp (4800M)

    Head to Yala Base Camp at an altitude of 4,500 m. You leave Kyangjin Gompa today. Early in the morning, you'll continue your walk with a view over Ganchenpo, Naya Kanga, Tserko Ri, Yala Hill, etc.
    The Yala base camp trekking is a short training session to capture the summit on the next day. You will stay at Yala Base Camp overnight. 

    Accommodation:  Camp
    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner
    Activity: Trek to Yala Base Camp 6-7 hours
    Altitude: 4800

  • 9

    Yala Peak Summit (5732M)

    This is the day you 're going to climb Yala Peak. You 're heading for Yala peak Climbing early in the day. This is a six-hour journey where the nearby peaks and the scenery of the Langtang area can be enjoyed with enough time.

    You can eventually get to the top with limited technical difficulties. On landing, the views of Shishapangma, Dorje Lakpa, Ganchenpo, Naya Kang, and many other Tibetan summits are breathtaking. You must return to the base camp after successfully reaching the point.

    Accommodation:  Camp
    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner
    Activity: Trek to Yala Base Camp 6-7 hours
    Altitude: 5732m

  • 10

    Reserve day in case of bad weather for the climbing

  • 11

    Trek to Ghoratabela (3050M)

    You will be trekking to Ghoratabela as your turn around for the trip's end. 5-6 hours of trekking will bring you to the lodge where you will spend your night. 

    Accommodation: Guest House
    Meal: Breakfast
    Activity: Trekking 5-6 hrs
    Altitude: 3050m

  • 12

    Trek to Lama Hotel (2200m)

    You drop in excess of 1430 meters for around 6 hours trek for medium-term remain at Lama Hotel. As you return through a similar trail, you can take a rest in Ghoda Tabela and eat. Ensure you appreciate the heavenly perspective on the snow-secured mountain extends while diving down to Lama Hotel – it's an incredible sight. 

    Accommodation: Original Lama Hotel Guest House
    Meal: Breakfast
    Activity: Trekking 5-6 hrs
    Altitude: 2200m

  • 13

    Trek to Sebrubensi (1200M)

    You trek downhill through beautiful forests and villages to Syabrubesi from where you shall be driving back to Kathmandu. Yella Peak Guest House. (BB)

    Accommodation: Yala Peak Guest House
    Meal: Breakfast
    Activity: Trekking 4-5hrs
    Altitude: 1462m

  • 14

    Drive back to Kathmandu

    Drive back to Kathmandu through Pasang Lhamu Highway along the Trishuli riverside. 7 to 8 hours drive will take you back to Kathmandu. At night, you get the opportunity to impart encounters to your aides or companions with supper at the lodging. 

    Accommodation: Himalayan Suite Hotel
    Meal: Breakfast
    Activity: Driving 6-7hrs

  • 15

    Free day in Kathmandu.

    If you wish you can take up the half-day sightseeing of more world heritage sites of Kathmandu. Or take in full rest day. 

  • 16

    Transfer to airport for your departure

    It is now time to say goodbye. You will be driven to the airport for your departure with a heartwarming farewell. You will be provided breakfast before your departure from the hotel.

    Meal: Breakfast

Include

  • All surface transfers as per itinerary.
  • Three-star category hotel in Kathmandu (Himalayan Suite Hotel ) in twin sharing bed and breakfast basis
  • Accommodation in a tea house with breakfast during the trek days
  • Accommodation in Tented camp while climbing with freshly cooked meals (Brekafast ,Lunch ,Dinner)
  • Climbing Clinic Course at base camp
  • All required Climbing gear: Tents, Plastic climbing boot, crampons, climbing rope, ice axe, zoomer, harness, the figure of eight, carabineer etc
  • Experienced climbing Sherpa guide and support staff
  • Trekking permit & National park fee
  • Transportation by bus or Sharing Jeep
  • Fooding, lodging and other expenses of the climbing crew
  • Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu with experience tour guide
  • Proper Insurance of all staff including porters.
  • Thirty minute special massage at Himalayan Suite Spa

Exclude

  • Lunch and dinner except climbing days(meal cost $ 5-10)
  • Personal equipment and clothing
  • You travel insurance
  • City sightseeing monument entrance fee in Kathmandu( NPR 200+400+1000)
  • Anything not mentioned in include list

Best Time to climb Yala Peak

The climate is one of the most significant variables to see when choosing to travel/move to Yala Peak nobody is past nature.  It is most appropriate to travel throughout the spring and the fall as the sky is completely clear from nightfall till daybreak, the stormy climate speaks and thick sun-blocking mists likewise blur. The Magic of clear sky blue skies gives the most staggering vistas. With included those amazing scenes, the temperature is likewise flawless with daylight being warm and the earth subsequent to diving off the sun isn't as cold as different months.

Acclimatization 

Altitude sickness is worrisome and feared by numerous adventurers and will require quick treatment and shouldn't be left disregarded. Height infection is preventable however can be deadly if the side effects are overlooked. Our outing agenda is intended for gradual rising so the body can adjust to the new elevation In this journey, we will take a rest day at Kangzin gompa. We will likewise be having the second acclimatization at Yala peak Base camp where we will climb the edge to investigate the staggering scenes on the pinnacles. We will be taking a ton of rest all through the undertaking. During your rest days, you will be taking a shot at recuperating, eating and drinking, to peruse, unwind, tune in to music and walk around visiting different groups. 

Our guides and porters are very much prepared, trained, and experienced at high height and they have broad emergency treatment Training too. Your wellbeing and security are imperative to us and we ensure that it will be our absolute primary goal. In the event that you have been affected by altitude sickness, the main fix is to climb down right away. Likewise, realize that your group leader that is your guide has the conclusive duty to choose whether you can proceed with the trip dependent on your general health conditions. 

Level of Peak Climbing Skills required 

Yala peak requires a moderate degree of specialized ascending skills. It is intended for vigorous and genuinely fit travelers with next to zero involvement with mountain campaigns with minimal specialized aptitudes required. Yala Peak isn't hard for amateurs. The excursion is entirely appropriate for any gutsy spurred adventurers who have the capacity to stroll in snows edges and trails. in the event that you have any related knowledge in 7000m mountains or just appreciate Peak Climbing, it will be a bit of leeway for you. Additionally, you should have a strong determination and want to ascend the mountain. As for the authority, strategies, and by and large dynamic during the ascension, we have prepared profoundly experienced aides and endeavor staff. 

Age doesn't make a difference as long as you meet the wellbeing and aptitudes necessities. By and large, we have individuals from ages 20-60 going along with us for Trekking and Peak Climbing on higher altitudes.

Peak Climbing Grade: Fitness level, Medical, and Health 

The Yala peak Peak Climbing is a difficult for first-timers yet compensating journey with more value to scenes, experiences, and thrill. The Peak Climbing will be from 5 to 7 hours daily depending on the goal, taking normal breaks where we appreciate the mountain scenes. The trip courses include long ascensions, steep drops, and precarious trails in the rough ways and the woods also. To go on such trips, the fitter you are physical, the more agreeable and charming the excursion will be. In the event that you have an experience of peak climbing or a strong desire for Peak Climbing, this might be a bit of leeway for you. This journey isn't prescribed to individuals who suffer from heart or lung sickness. 

We have medically trained staff at the basecamps to screen your wellbeing all through the journey and every base camp is outfitted with medical types of gear and provisions. All our aides and pioneers leading the trip have medical training and the ability to care for you effectively. 

What to expect during peak climbing?

A day on traveling will be an extraordinary day as a result of the delightful mountains. You will get an opportunity to appreciate the view, click pictures, and investigate the neighboring towns. Your journey will be joined by experienced, amicable, and qualified aides alongside watchmen to convey your baggage.

The day starts with early morning breakfast. At that point, we gather our packs and set off to trip to our goal between 7 to 8 am relying upon the term of the journey every day. We will travel for 3 to 5 hours before we enjoy a short reprieve. Lunch will be given around the early afternoon. A portion of our group leaves ahead to reach the overnight cabin to do some planning. Supper is given around 6 to 7 pm. Prior to hitting the hay, we will talk about the day's understanding and plan for the following day. We will appreciate and engaging ourselves and it is really up to the individuals on the off chance that they need to go along with us as they may want to rest. During the ascension, the schedule relies upon the climber, climate, and course conditions. We will consistently pick the more secure choice. We will cross troublesome ice shakes a few days will incorporate steep snow Peak Climbing. Some days we will utilize fixed rope courses. For our trip our exceptionally experienced Peak Climbing guides fix new ropes to guarantee safe rising with jammer and saddle for the difficult and provoking move of 100 meters to the highest point edge. If things go well we will be at the highest point following after 3 days of leaving the base camp.

Accommodations and Meals 

Tea houses/lodges are accessible during the trek (except the climbing time on Yala Peak). And we must build a camp for our lodging during our climbing time for a few days. We must also sell both tea rooms and camping facilities in areas where tea/lodges are inaccessible. Single, two, three, or twin shared accommodation can be provided according to the requirement.

Yala Peak Climbing is a bed and breakfast basis package. You will get breakfast every day from the beginning of the trek. Lunch and dinner are excluded until the peak climbing days. Dinner and breakfast will be eaten in the same camp/tea room, where we have spent the night and lunch will be on our way to the next destination as we have to leave after breakfast to begin our trek. You would be able to sample the varied food; Nepalese, Tibetan, Continental, Indian, Italian, etc. by choosing from the menu.

During the camping season, our catering staff prepares hygienic food to serve you when on Yala Peak Base Camp and High Camp. All meals ie, breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be included and prepared by our staff. During the camp, there can be no choice of food such as tea houses and restaurants. You will understand that our crew must bring from available places all items including camping gear and kitchen appliances. Our team can ensure that you have memorable interactions, even with minimal choices.

Telecommunication and internet connection

Telecommunication services on the higher altitudes are limited. The connectivity is strong and reliable at lower altitudes. It gets rarer and weaker as you go higher.

GSM and CDMA connectivity of NTC and Ncell is available with an Internet connection. Wi-Fi connectivity is a distant wish. This is a wilderness trek, so enjoy a few days of your life away from the Internet connectivity.

Most of the area below 3,000m, the cell phone works partially. while satellite phones are available in camp once you reach the upper ground.

For any emergency situation, our guides are equipped with satellite phones. So you are a call away from emergency response. The absence of a telephone connection should not make you nervous.

Drinking-Water

During peak climbing, a sufficient amount of water would be needed to carry all the way. However, until the base camp filling up water is quick. Taps in, out, or in guesthouses mean that there are plenty of places to fill your bottles and/or your water bladders. This could be where you stay, a lunch stop, or a shared public tap used by locals wherever possible. Use an efficient sterilization method to make sure your water is safe and not contaminated in any way.

Electricity and connectivity

You will be staying overnight in the tea houses during your trek. These are small lodges with a common area and a cabin. You can have your food or charge electronics in the community, sometimes use wireless internet, and chat with walkers.

Hot water and electricity do not occur in every tea house. Showering is a luxury and shouldn't usually be done anymore at an altitude of 3,500 m, because warming will be hard when you take a shower again. 

You would need to pay additional for all the above items (dusches, hot water, electricity, and wifi).To improve your connectivity, carry your phone to the Nepal SIM, you'll get more than you'd think (GPRS/EDGE speed). The village's electricity could be perfect during your stay. Villages above 4000 m tend to be the latter. Tea houses can have the potential to charge you either from solar sources or from a battery bank. but it is most wise to either have your own or not depend on electronic devices.

Trekking Permits

You will need to arrange both the Trekking Information Management System (TIMS) permit and the Langtang conservation area permit. You will need special permits for peak climbing and expedition by NMA which is not included in the total trip cost HSJ will arrange for your trekking permits.

These will need to be checked at different checkpoints along the trek.

Make sure you also bring a minimum of 4 passport photos for your trekking permit!

Garbage deposit for all 33 NMA Peaks

And the amount of US$ 250.00 should be deposited to NMA as garbage deposited to get a permit to all 33 NMA peaks.

The refund shall be made as per the provisions made by NMA.

Travel Insurance

For this trek and peak climbing taking out an insurance plan for your individual accountability, accidents, and illnesses during the service are compulsory.

Regarding the type of activity, you may be asked to show a certificate of insurance for help and support, sanitation, and search. This service is private and not free in Nepal, the helicopter will not take off until it is convinced to pay for the insurance.

Extra Expenses

It’s difficult to give an exact amount of money that you should bring. Costs will vary according to how much you want to spend. Trekkers find that around $20 a day is reasonable for the trekking days. You would also have to pay for hot showers, Wi-Fi, and charging. 

Solo Traveler

There will be two people accommodated in each room for the duration of the tour. If you prefer private accommodation, you'll find the option for a "single supplement" of USD 350. Important:  Please note that during the trek there are some lodges which won't have sufficient rooms to provide private accommodation. So, even if you purchase a single supplement you will end up sharing a room for some days of the trek.

Travel and Transportation Modes

By Bus: Touring to and from city destinations is done on a private vehicle such as a car, jeep, or microbus. Luxury tourist buses, which are only hired by the company, for the most part, make the long-distance travel. You will have to take a public bus on some trip, but you do not need to worry about your protection or comfort because you ride with our guides and support staff in a group. 

Equipment and Packaging list for Langtang Base Camp

Clothing

  • Trekking boots
  • Short-sleeved Trekking shirts
  • Trekking pants and jackets
  • Thermals underwear
  • Long-sleeved Trekking shirts
  • Insulating down jackets
  • Woolen cap
  • Trekking Gloves
  • Raincoats

First Aid

  • Diamox tablets
  • Sanitary pads / Tampons
  • Anti-nausea Medicines
  • Band-aids
  • Mosquito and insect repellents

Toiletries

  • Soap
  • Toilet Paper
  • Shampoo
  • Sunscreen
  • Hand sanitizer

Accessories

  • Sunglasses
  • Sleeping bag 
  • Cameras
  • Batteries
  • Water Bottle
  • Solar Chargers
  • Hot water Thermos

Important Documents

  • Passport
  • Travel Permits

Peak climbing gears

  • Climbing Helmet: Choose a good quality climbing helmet. Make sure your warm cap fits under your helmet.
  • Climbing Boots: High altitude, Insulated stiff-soled climbing boots.
  • Crampons: C2 crampons that fit the climbing boots.
  • Climbing Harness: Good quality climbing harness.
  • Ascending device or Jumar
  • Descending or belay device
  • Tape sling: UIAA tested 220cm open tape sling or 2 x 120 cm closed tape sling
  • Carabiners: 2 x lockable carabiners. 2 x non-locking carabiners
  • Prusik loop: Best quality prusik loop
  • Ice ax: An ice ax with a wrist strap for climbing

This Tour with HSJ

Guides and Porters

Our local Nepali team is one of the most experienced, hospitable, and respected trekking outfits in Nepal. The team is fully licensed and affiliated with the Trekking Agency's Association of Nepal (TAAN), Nepal Mountaineering Association, Nepal Tourism Board, Govt. of Nepal, Sustainable Tourism Network, Himalayan Rescue Association, and Kathmandu Environmental Educational Project. You will be provided with the professional and an experienced English speaking trekking guide with the good knowledge of the place and the trek. The trekking crew is skilled with the experience of over 10 years, well-trained, friendly guide and, courteous and helpful porters, assured of a wonderfully memorable experience.

For the trek, we'll have one porter for two people as per group size. The porter will carry 12-15 kg per person luggage during the trek. You need to carry your day pack to keep your personal belongings such as wallet, camera, water bottle, dry snack, headlight, gadgets, etc. The safety and concerns of our porters are our collective responsibility. We take our responsibilities towards them and their safety concerns strictly. On your part, please carry only things that are of absolute necessity.

Your baggage ought not to be in excess of 20 kg and will be carried by the porters. Porters and Yaks will just go with us until they leave our gear with us at the base camp and leave us for a couple of days during the climbing time frame. You will be liable for your own gear during the ascension. Travelers will bring a backpack or duffel bag to carry water, cameras, bathroom tissue and comfortable garments, and climbing gears. During the ascension, climbers must carry their own gears and are suggested to keep any unnecessary or access stuff at your lodgings, and you can get it back after the journey.

Other Programs and complimentary services with this trip

• Welcome and Farewell dinner

• Yoga Classes

• Spa services

How do we make sure you get the best experience of this trek?

We are your completely flexible travel partner. Want to follow different route? We have you covered. Have extra time in Nepal? Excellent! We have more add-on tours like Chitwan Jungle Safari, Cable Car ride to Chandragiri hills, Cooking and Yoga classes in Kathmandu, and so on. Would like to customize the trip? Well, why not? Give us your ideas and we will prepare a complete itinerary for you. Do you want to use a different standard of accommodations than provided in the itineraries? Of course! You absolutely can. From your arrival until you depart, your wishes are our command. Feel free to make the request.

Last-minute booking

It is best to book in advance but for those who cannot, for whatever reason, make a last-minute reservation special arrangement for Himalayan Social Journey. In the case of last-minute reservation, 100% tour payment will be approved within 24 hours. We try to operate a trek at any time but we are not liable for the delay in case of last-minute reservation, because of uncontrolled changes such as weather and the availability of accommodation.

Feedbacks

Throughout the years of business, we have always put the customer's feedback as our inspiration towards making our company a great travel partner. With many ups and downs, and good and not so good feedbacks we have reached where we are now. At the end of the trek, while you are with the crew during farewell dinner, we would appreciate it if you give us your valuable feedback, an account of good and bad experiences, recommendations, and also your honest rating to our trip advisor page.

Important Information

The best time for climbing is during the months of April, May, September, and October in November. The temperature is favorable during these months. The night is less windy and the days sunny. The weather is not very cold as in winter and no big plumes as in Monsoon.

Extra time: 

It is easier to add extra time while preparing your journey to Peak Climbing. The climatic conditions in the mountains you will never know about. Your flights could be delayed or canceled due to bad weather. Also, you may have to rest a few days at lower altitudes when you suffer from high altitude sickness. 

Schedule for Acclimatization 

It will be difficult to reach an altitude above 6000 m, so the right amount of acclimatization is important. Air-conditioning is performed to allow the body to respond strongly to the surroundings. Before you climb up, you need to give your body proper rest.

Adequate preparation

Before you begin this journey, your mind and body should be well prepared. A great deal of energy is required as the steep paths are ascending. The last steep ascent through the headwall is the most exciting part. You can conquer them by preparing properly.

Verify your equipment

In guaranteeing your health, gear plays a key part. To hit the top, you will need numerous mountain gears and kits. You can rent in Kathmandu or at the Chukhung, but it can be average. You must also properly test your equipment such as they don't break on storm and snowfall.

Research on weather, risks, and also check on some surviving tactics and techniques in extreme conditions. 

You will be trekking for 5-7 hours a day depending upon the landscape and destination.

You need physical and technical training before you start your journey. A mountaineer should be well aware of the entire journey.

On this climb, you bring the mountain equipment like ropes, crampons, harness, etc. These gears are critical for fast and safe climbing.

You will camp to adapt to the camping life and, if possible, to use the facilities. This helps to increase the understanding of how to deal with them. 

You should do some physical activity before climbing. For example, walking, swimming, cycling, etc.

You reach the summit without hesitation with proper preparation and acclimatization schedules.

Travel insurance & rescue when traveling to a remote destination like Nepal is strongly advised. It should provide adequate protection for the full duration of the tour. Your insurance policy must cover all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal such as helicopter rescue, cancellation, air ambulance, injury, death, lost baggage, theft, liability, medical treatment, and cover repatriation and personal expenses. If a client becomes ill, all hospital expenses, doctors’ fees, and repatriation costs are the client’s responsibility. For the reliable travel insurance, we have the suggestion of some of the best insurance companies: Cover more or Europe assistance or Travel Direct- TID. We have an agreement with the Helicopter Company to do the payment of Helicopter evacuation after we collect the payment with you once you have been rescued. And the reimbursement responsibility from your insurance company will go up to you. Be sure your policy specifically covers helicopter evacuation and does not exclude mountaineering or alpinism.

The insurance of the guide and porter is covered by the company. All our guides and porters are properly insured.

Your baggage ought not be in excess of 20 kg and will be carried by the porters. Porters and Yaks will just go with us until they leave our gear with us at the base camp and leave us for a couple of days during the climbing time frame. You will be liable for your own gear during the ascension. Travelers will bring a backpack or duffel bag to carry water, cameras, bathroom tissue and comfortable garments, and climbing gears. During the ascension, climbers must carry their own gears and are suggested to keep any unnecessary or access stuff at your lodgings, and you can get it back after the journey.

You need to train your body and brace yourself for 8-10 hours a day in all weather conditions, to walk on a rugged terrain of 8-20 km. You're going to walk both below and above the average altitude of Nepal. Trekking under the hot sun and the chilly cold nights is also likely.

Training makes the journey less complicated, safer and more pleasant. So before you go on a trekking experience, you need to spend longer and more effort training. The best way is to get to the top stairs that take one or two minutes. Till you puff, you can do 10 sets. By putting on a backpack from 5 Kg to 20 Kg, you can add strength. Your heart and lungs will become healthy by doing so. One thing you have to remember is that before you start the training program you still have to warm up and stretch. Cycling running, jogging or hill climbing may be another aerobic exercise. Or you can choose any exercise in the aerobic range (70% of your maximum heart rate). Aerobic activity protects the heart and reduces the risk of stroke and heart attack. It also strengthens your lungs. It enhances breathing, endocrine, muscle tones, and strengthens bones.

On the trek, we'll be staying at simple lodges run by Nepali families. During the trek, the bathrooms are outside the rooms and hot water is dependent on solar panels so don't count on many warm showers.

Most teahouses (lodges) in Everest region trails cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian fare. Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, daal Bhat (rice and lentils), bread, soup, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season), and even some desserts like apple pies, pancakes, and some interesting attempts at custard. You will find a lot of garlic on the menu because it assists with acclimatization – eat some every day. In many villages, you may find some meat items on the menu. You can always get hot chocolate, tea, and hot lemon drinks, as well as soft drinks, and treats like chocolate and crisps.

During the camping season, our catering staff prepares hygienic food to serve you when on Base Camp and High Camp. 

Yes, All required Climbing gears, tents, plastic climbing boot, crampons, climbing rope, ice- axe, zoomer, harness, the figure of eight, carabineer etc will be provided by the company which you would have to return back at the end of the trip.

FAQ's

You can get a visa in Kathmandu airport upon your arrival at USD 30 (or equivalent in other major currencies) for a 15 days visa, USD 50 for a 30 days visa and USD 125 for a 90 days Multiple visas, and you can also extend it later on if you wish. They have newly installed technology (visa machine) which makes it no longer necessary to have a passport photo. Important! Please bring 3 photos for your trekking permit, TIMS and for others.

Besides trekking packages and tour operation, we arrange international air tickets to the major airports of all over the world. Himalayan social journey travel agency is the one-stop travel solution company; we offer all travel related product at the best possible rates with excellent services.

Please keep this thing in your mind that there are some airport touts and scam artists who take advantage of tourists. They might offer to carry your luggage and they want a large amount of money. Sometimes they intimidate our drivers and even take away their signs. Anyway...if you want someone to help you with your luggage you can give them NOT MORE THAN 1 - 2 DOLLARS. This is a small hassle that tourists sometimes face upon arrival at the airport. Do not stress about this but just be aware not to give more than a few dollars for their luggage handling if you choose to take someone's services. Nepalese in general are very kind and hospitable people.

Some major currencies (USD, AUD and EURO) are accepted for both visas and in general. There are plenty of ATM's in both Kathmandu and Namche and credit cards are accepted in limited shops and many restaurants. Please note that only Nepali rupees are accepted on the trek.

Generally, the orientation meeting is scheduled in the Kathmandu hotel at 4 or 5 pm and this will be informed by our representatives after your arrival. The tour starts with an orientation meeting and ends up after the scheduled trip after the breakfast.

If you plan to arrive early or depart late please make sure you make extra hotel arrangements by contacting [email protected] And if you'll be spending extra time in Nepal please let us know. We will book your extra night accommodation at same trip hotels

For each tour date, there will be several separate groups. Each group will have a maximum of 14 people with its own experienced English speaking guide. During the trek, there will be a suitable number of porters to carry your luggage.

The cost of our trip is based on a twin-sharing basis so there will be two people accommodated in each room for the duration of the tour. If you prefer private accommodation or you are a solo traveller, you'll find the option for "single supplement". Additional cost will be applicable as a Single Supplementary Charge for the single room during the trip.

No refund will be made for 20% deposit amount in case of cancellation of trip for any other else reason. Having paid the full amount of any trip, you will get your money back but still, cancellation charge (20%) is invoiced to you. And for the voucher holders, since you have purchased the voucher from the deal companies, we have to follow their cancellation policy. But for both the conditions, we are flexible to postpone your trip in any later days. Written notification of your cancellation should be made to cancel any trip.

Sometimes travellers are unable to finish the scheduled trek due to the various reasons or they ended up not completing the trek/tour for health or personal reasons. In this case please realize that we cannot offer you any refunds for unused days on the tour/tour. You have to understand that our costs are the same as we have an obligation to pay our guides and porters for the time they have committed.

All the breakfast during your trip is included but the lunches and dinners are not except welcome dinner in the first day at the local restaurant. Meals during Kathmandu stay and trekking days cost from $5 to $8 per item depending on what you choose to eat.

There will not be any problem for vegetarian, most of the lodges serve vegetarian meals. We always recommend our clients to eat vegetarian meals to avoid food poisoning, eating heavy meals and non- vegetarian meals at a high altitude is not really safe for the stomach.

You have to manage yourself for the drinking water. There are two good options for having proper drinking water during the trek. You can bring water purification tablets or fill your bottle for a nominal fee from the recognized and regulated "pure water" stations along the trek. As the alternative, you can also easily purchase bottled water at the lodges. The bottled water costs USD 2$ - 4$ per litre. It is very important that you drink at least 3 litres of pure water daily during the trek.

The width of Nepal is only about 200 km on an average, but within this short distance, the altitude of the land rises from 60 m up to 8,848 m. Hence the weather depends upon the altitude of the place in Nepal. However, in general, Nepal has four climatic seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter.

Spring starts from March to May. The temperature of this season fluctuates between 20C to 30C (68F to 86F). Summer starts from June last to August. These are also the monsoon months with occasional evening-thunderstorms and hot temperature. Autumn starts from late September and ends by November. During this period, the climate is generally dry and mild with temperature fluctuating between 20C to 30C (68F to 86F). Winter starts from December until February. The mornings and evenings are very cold while the afternoon is pretty sunny. The temperature during these months rises from 10C to 20C (59F to 68F). At higher altitudes, it is cold during the winter months.

The trip hotel in Kathmandu does provide free storage services. So you can store your luggage and clothing that are not required for the trekking and you can collect it after your Trek and Tour.

There are telephones in some villages along the trekking routes from which you can make international calls. All our guides carry local sim cards both Nepal Telecom and N-cell in order to update the whereabouts and situation of our every client. You may pass the number of our guide to your family for the callback or you can make a call from the guide’s mobile and pay him directly for the international call too. Also, we have kept a satellite phone at Dingboche, which has a poor connection to the network of phones. Our guides use it during the case of emergency and also clients can use them by paying its rental fee. During the tour there will be easy access for International cal through cyber and communication Center. You will get Wi-Fi connection too in some of the places in the mountains for the extra cost. 

Remember to bring TWO and THREE pin travel adapters! You can also buy the adapters in the supermarkets or electronic shops in the Kathmandu. Our guide can help you with it.

It’s difficult to give an exact amount of money that you should bring. Costs will vary according to how much you want to spend for shopping and where and what meals (lunch & dinner) you want to eat. Trekkers find that around $20 (for lunch & dinner) a day is reasonable for the trekking days. You may have to pay for Wi-Fi, electricity and hot showers too (up in the mountains during the trek). Hence allocating the allowance for each day accordingly would suffice. 

  • Daypack (rucksack)
  • Backpack (a porter will carry it) Recommended size: about 50-litre capacity (10-12 KGS per person) if you are travelling with a friend you can share one pack between the two of you.
  • Well-worn hiking boots or shoes
  • A pair of sandals
  • Sleeping Bag (HSJ will provide if you do not have your own)
  • A one-litre hard water bottle to be filled up along the trekking trail
  • Warm jacket Light-weight cotton clothing
  • Waterproof jacket (a fold -away windcheater is fine)
  • Light sweater
  • Bath towel
  • Sun hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun cream
  • Knee supports (optional for the downhill portions of the trek)
  • Trekking pole
  • Water purification (Himalayan Social Journey will provide
  • water purification tablet)
  • Small First-aid-kit (Himalayan Social Journey will also provide one)
  • Headlamp (preferable) or Flashlight (torch)
  • Camera
  • Loose stomach and nausea medicine
  • Toiletries for the trek (toilet paper, soap, Towel shampoo etc...)

If you have purchased a voucher from any deal company, please come in contact with us with the voucher code (redemption code) so that the voucher can be redeemed on time. Since we need time to purchase your domestic air ticket and make other arrangements, kindly confirm your spot with your suitable date at-least 2 months prior to the commencement of the tour. Your booking on a particular tour date is subject to availability of spots. You can redeem you voucher through this link too : https://hsj.com.np/voucher-redemption

If you plan to arrive early or depart late please make sure you make extra hotel arrangements by contacting [email protected] And if you'll be spending extra time in Nepal please let us know. We will book your extra night accommodation at same trip hotels, Hotel Holy Himalaya , Himalayan Suite Hotel, Hotel Mulberry, Aloft Hotel, and Gokarna Forest Resort for your convenience. 

If you would like to book extra activities such as Paragliding (100pp), Bungy jump (70pp), Mountain flight (USD 180pp), Heli Tour (USD 800pp –based on 5pax) Bhaktapur Sightseeing many more programs. You can book by contacting us at [email protected] For longer excursions such as Bhutan, Tibet, India, and any other treks also, we can help but please contact us immediately at [email protected]

For the trek, we'll have one porter for two people as per group size. The porter will carry 12-15 kg per person luggage during the trek. You need to carry your day pack to keep your personal belongings such as wallet, camera, water bottle, dry snack, headlight, gadgets, etc. The safety and concerns of our porters is our collective responsibility. We take our responsibilities towards them and their safety concerns strictly. On your part, please carry only things that are of absolute necessities.

A general rule of thumb for tipping is USD 50-60 for guide and porter if you are fully satisfied with their service. So we suggest you allocate a minimum of USD 50 for tipping. This is just a guideline and you may tip whatever /how much you think is appropriate for the services rendered which made your trek a memorable one.

If you are considering to donate, School supplies (pens, notebooks, coloured pencils, etc...). These gifts can be directly turned over to our company when you arrive in Kathmandu. And we will manage them to distribute through our proper channels.
As for your the need of much of your trekking clothes and tour supplies and gears, they can be easily purchased in Kathmandu near our hotel at good prices. Bring hiking boots/shoes from your country. The Nepali ones are not recommended. Your guide will assist you to get anything you may need here.

We are committed to providing the best services which will give you a once in a lifetime journey. We perform our duties honestly & seriously to make your journey very smooth & pleasant. However, the entire programs in Nepal are conducted strictly under the rules and regulation of their policies. So in this case, we will give options to choose a different itinerary for an enjoyable holiday. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us.

The sleeping bags we provide are of good quality. They help you sustain the colder climate in Nepali mountains up to -25 degree Celsius of temperature. However if you need the one of your own, you can buy one here. Your guide shall assist you to get it here. Keep the track of the weather forecast of the area and pack your clothes accordingly. This would help you be prepared for the type of weather Nepali Mountains are accustomed to.

The size of the duffel bag that we provide is 60-70 liter.

Yes, you will have free access to the power in the city areas however with your ascends to the mountain and as you climb to higher altitudes, extra charge would be applicable for the use of power supply or wireless internet connections.