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Yalung Ri Peak Climb


Day 01 - Arrival in Kathmandu [1,350m/4,430ft]

Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Nepal. Upon completing the visa formalities and collecting your luggage in the airport, kindly proceed to the exit of the arrival hall. Your trip leader will await you just outside the arrival hall and will escort you to your hotel in Kathmandu. Please lookout for a placard of Highland Expeditions at the exit of the arrival hall. Welcome drinks will be served and after you’ve refreshed, your trek leader will brief you about your trip in the lobby of your hotel in the evening. Get familiar with your surroundings by taking a walk down the street.

Day 02 - In Kathmandu for preparation and exploration [1,350m/4,430ft]

A free day in Kathmandu for gear check, last-minute shopping and exploration. At evening, a trip briefing will be conducted.

Day 03 - Drive to Chechet and trek to Simigaun [2,036m/6,682ft]

Leaving Kathmandu, we will drive toward Chechet Khola via Charikot. Located atop the hill, Charikot offers scenic views of Gaurishanker Mountain, Melungtse Mountain and other peaks and mountains. We will drive past rustic villages and town to reach Chechet which is located near to Jagat village. From here, we trek 2 hrs uphill to reach our first overnight place, Simigaun.

Day 04 - Trek to Dhongang [2,800m/9,189ft]

From Simigaon, our route leads towards North East. Beginning the walk on a gradual uphill slope, we pass through the thick rhododendron and magnolia forests, and the pastures with numerous clearing that are used for summer grazing. In this area, the change from lush Tama Koshi to the mountainside of Rolwaling Valley is very apparent. We will pass through the small settlement area of kyalche and reach the wooden bridge. Crossing the bridge, we will make it to Dongang where we will stay overnight.

Day 05 - Trek to Beding [3,790m/12,437ft]

Today, crossing the Rolwaling Khola we take a path leading through the jungles on the northern side, the walk heading to a gradual climb & then coming to a clearing passing along little settlements of Nyimare, Ramding and through the farm fields and reaching at Beding for the overnight stop after a good walk of five hours or more with time to visit Beding village where we can do some chatting with the local folks. It is the principal Sherpa village in the Rolwaling area. Situated in a narrow gorge, it is enlivened somewhat by its well-positioned Gompa, comprising of about thirty-six houses.

Day 06 - Rest and acclimatization day at Beding [3,790m/12,437ft]

A day for rest and acclimatization at Beding. Beding is the main settlement in this region. Visit Monastery, School and explore the area.

Day 07 - Trek to Na [4,200m/13,783ft]

From Beding onwards, we can feel the increasing altitude and the cold chill from the surrounding high mountains getting into our bones. Our trek today will be a short walk of three hours or more along the Rolwaling River, as we take it easy on this high altitude terrain with its impressive vistas of the surrounding high landscapes and the snow-capped peaks. Our walk continues slowly in order to acclimatize, just before Na the valley opens out into a classic, glaciated U-shape. On reaching our overnight camp at Na, which is a scattered village and a temporary settlement of the villagers of Beding and beyond, it is a summer yersa (grazing pasture) and potatoes are grown hereabouts. There is a roughly built monastery around here. Ahead, up the valley beyond Na, the majestic summit of Chobutse 6,689m rises above the Tsho Rolpa at the confluence of the Ripimo Shar and Trakarding glaciers. We just relax & relish these stunning surroundings.

Day 08 - Hike to Tso Rolpa Lake and back to Naa [4,200m/13,783ft]

Today, we hike up to Tso Rolpa lake [4,600m/15,092ft] which takes around 3 hrs up and down. This hike is particularly done for an acclimatization purpose. We retrace back to Naa by lunch and rest for the remaining of the day.

Day 09 - Trek to Yalung Ri Base Camp [4,900m/16,067ft]

From Naa, we head towards the Yalung Ri base camp following an uphill ascent for nearly 3 hrs. As we ascent, the view of the surrounding mountains become surreal with the valley-wide opening. After lunch, we will run the climbing course, where your guide will teach you the required skills for climbing Yalung Ri.

Day 10 - Summit Yalung Ri [5,630m/18,472ft] and back to Naa

We wake up early in the morning at around 3 am and get ready to hit the trail before dawn. After early morning breakfast, we leave the base camp and begin our summit push. The total duration of the climb will be 8 hrs on average from base camp to base camp. From base camp, it is 2 hrs descent to Naa gaon.

Day 11 - Trek to Kyalche

From Na, we retrace back to Kyalche following the same route. Overnight at teahouse in Kyalche

Day 12 - Trek to Simigaun [2,036m/6,682ft]

Trek to Simigaun following the Rolwaling Khola. Overnight at Simigaun.

Day 13 - Drive to Kathmandu [1,350m/4,430ft]

Trek to Chechet for an hour from Simigaun. From here, drive to Kathmandu for 7 hrs via Charikot.

Day 14 - International Departure

Thank you for joining us on this trek and it has been a pleasure getting to know you during this time. We hope this venture has enriched your experience with happy memories. Keep in touch and hope to hear from you soon. Bon voyage for a safe and pleasant trip home.

Trip Includes

  • Fully guided climb with climbing guides at 1:3 ratio (Guide to Client Ratio)
  • All meals (B,L,D) and accommodation at Teahouses/Lodges during the trekking period.
  • Meals and High-quality mountain tents during the climbing period
  • Twin sharing accommodation at Kathmandu guest house or similar category for 3 nights with breakfast
  • All required permits for the trek and climb
  • Porterage of all equipment
  • Kathmandu airport transfers and escorts
  • All ground transportation as per mentioned in the itinerary
  • Comprehensive first aid kit with a supplementary oxygen system
  • Satellite phone for emergency purpose and a nominal charge for personal use
  • Use of waterproof Duffel bag, a Sleeping bag with liner and Down Jacket 
  • Group climbing gears
  • Use of personal climbing gears [Mountaineering Boots, Harness, Crampons, Helmet, Ascender, Rope, Ice Axe, Screw-gate Carabiners (Lock & Unlock), Prusik Loop)
  • Guides summit bonus, insurances and allowances
  • Rescue arrangements

Trip Excludes

  • International airfare, Visa and travel insurance
  • Meals at Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu or on trek for any reason (Early arrival or delay, Early arrival from trek due to any reason)
  • Personal expenses - Drinks & Souvenirs
  • Gratuities for staff