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Yalung-Ri Climbing

Yalung-Ri Climbing

Yalung-Ri Climbing Overview

Key Information

Duration:

19 Days

Grade:

Moderate

Best Season:

September, October, and March, April,

Maximum altitude

5755

Accommodation

Lodge / Camping

Transportation

car / flight

Highlight 

  • Unique Adventure: Venture into the West Rolwaling Valley to discover the hidden gem of Yalung Ri Peak, surrounded by renowned peaks like Ramdung, Chugmage, and Chobulse.

  • Accessible Challenge: With a grade of F on the difficulty scale, Yalung Ri offers an exhilarating yet manageable climb, making it perfect for adventurers seeking a thrilling experience without overwhelming obstacles.

  • Scenic Trekking: Begin your journey from Singati and traverse through picturesque villages such as Suri Dhoban, Jagat, and Simi Gaon, leading up to the enchanting Nagaon at 4183 meters.

  • Breathtaking Views: Establish your base camp at 4750 meters and prepare to be captivated by breathtaking vistas as you ascend towards the summit, just four hours away.

  • Choose Your Path: Upon conquering Yalung Ri, decide whether to retrace your steps or embark on the challenging Tso Rolpa trek, braving the daunting Tashi Lapcha pass at 5755 meters.

  • Expert Guidance: Our seasoned guides, sherpas, and porters are dedicated to ensuring a successful ascent of Yalung Ri Peak, while also creating unforgettable memories amidst the splendor of the Himalayas, vibrant flora, warm hospitality, and untamed wildlife.

Embark on an unforgettable journey with Himalayan Adventure Intl Treks as we introduce you to the remarkable Yalung Ri Peak Climbing with Rolwaling Valley Trek. Nestled within the historical valleys of Rolwaling, this trek offers a truly unique experience, allowing you to conquer the stunning Yalung-Ri peak while immersing yourself in the serene beauty of Nepal's untouched landscapes.

At an elevation of 5630m, Yalung Ri Peak stands as one of Nepal's least explored yet accessible trekking peaks, surrounded by the majestic Ramdung (5930m), Chugmage (6259m), and Chobulse (6689m) mountains. The allure of this peak lies not only in its panoramic vistas but also in its secluded location within the upper Rolwaling region.

Despite its grandeur, Yalung Ri Peak remains a hidden gem, attracting only a handful of adventurers each year. From its summit, trekkers can behold breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains, including the iconic Mount Everest, Cho Oyu, and Gaurishankar, among others. The trek through the Rolwaling region offers a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, with its tranquil high valleys and awe-inspiring glaciers.

Embark on this journey of a lifetime starting from the scenic ride to Singati via Dolakha. Trekking through picturesque landscapes, quaint villages, and dense forests, you'll gradually make your way to the base camp of Yalung Ri Peak. Along the way, you may even encounter rare wildlife such as the red panda and monkeys, adding an element of excitement to your adventure.

The trek is meticulously planned to ensure both safety and enjoyment, with experienced guides leading the way and providing invaluable insights into the local culture and terrain. As you ascend to higher altitudes, ample time for acclimatization is built into the itinerary, allowing you to adjust comfortably to the changing conditions.

Upon reaching the summit of Yalung Ri Peak, you'll be rewarded with unparalleled views of the surrounding mountains and valleys, a testament to your determination and spirit of adventure. After celebrating your achievement, you'll retrace your steps back to civilization, cherishing the memories of your Himalayan odyssey.

Whether you're an experienced trekker seeking a new challenge or a nature enthusiast yearning for a deeper connection with the great outdoors, the Yalung Ri Peak Climbing with Rolwaling Valley Trek promises an unforgettable experience that will leave you inspired and rejuvenated. Join us and embark on this extraordinary journey into the heart of Nepal's wilderness.

Nestled in the eastern part of Nepal, within the breathtaking Rolwaling Valley, lies the majestic Yalung Ri Peak. Standing tall at an altitude of 5630 meters, Yalung Ri Peak Climb offers an exhilarating adventure amidst panoramic views of towering mountains and sprawling valleys below. What sets Yalung Ri apart is its accessibility to beginner mountaineers, making it an ideal choice for those with limited to no previous climbing experience.

An Unforgettable Ascent

Yalung Ri Peak Climb presents a mixed terrain challenge, combining elements of rock, ice, and snow. While it may not be a walk in the park, it serves as an excellent introduction to mountaineering for enthusiasts seeking a thrilling yet manageable experience. As you embark on this journey, you'll traverse rocky terrains, navigate through icy glaciers, and conquer moderate snow and rock climbs, with inclines reaching up to 40 degrees at certain points.

Safety First

At Himalayan Adventure Intl Treks, safety is paramount. Although Yalung Ri Peak is considered non-technical, it demands the proper use of mountaineering equipment such as crampons, ropes, and ice axes. Our experienced guides, most of whom hail from the Rolwaling region, ensure that every aspect of the climb is meticulously planned and executed, prioritizing your safety and success.

A Well-Crafted Itinerary

Our carefully crafted itinerary is designed to maximize your chances of reaching the summit while allowing ample time for rest and acclimatization. Starting with a trek through the picturesque Rolwaling Valley, we gradually ascend, passing through quaint villages like Kyalje, Dongang, Bedding, and Naa. With strategic stops for acclimatization at Beding and Naa, we prepare you for the final ascent to the base camp at 4900 meters.

Conquer the Summit

As the first light of dawn breaks, we begin our ascent to the summit of Yalung Ri Peak. The climb, spanning 6-8 hours on average, offers breathtaking vistas of the Rolwaling Himalayas and the vast lowlands below. Standing atop the summit at 5630 meters, you'll be awe-struck by the beauty that surrounds you, a testament to the marvels of nature.

Join Us on an Unforgettable Adventure

At Himalayan Adventure Intl Treks, we take great pride in offering guided climbs to Yalung Ri Peak, ensuring the highest level of service and support throughout your journey. Whether you're a novice or a seasoned adventurer, our team is dedicated to making your experience one for the books.

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Embark on the adventure of a lifetime and conquer Yalung Ri Peak with Himalayan Adventure Intl Treks. Contact us today to reserve your spot and make memories that will last a lifetime.

Yalung-Ri Climbing Itinerary

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Food
Bed and Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

Welcome to Kathmandu! As you land at Tribhuvan International Airport, our friendly representative will be there to greet you and assist with your transfer to the hotel. Settle in and relax after your journey. In the evening, join us for a welcome dinner where you'll get a chance to meet your fellow trekkers and our experienced guides. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Food
Bed and Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

Today, we handle the necessary permit preparations for your trek. Meanwhile, you'll have a full day to explore the vibrant city of Kathmandu. Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple), Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, and the historic Durbar Square. Enjoy the rich culture, bustling markets, and delicious cuisine. Overnight in Kathmandu.

 

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2036

After an early breakfast, we'll drive to Chechet, the starting point of our trek. The drive offers scenic views of terraced fields and traditional villages. Upon arrival in Chechet, we'll begin our trek to Simigaun, a charming village nestled amidst lush greenery. The trail is moderate, allowing you to acclimate gradually. Overnight in Simigaun.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2800

Leaving Simigaun, we trek through dense forests and along rivers, gradually ascending to Dhongang. The trail offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. Keep an eye out for diverse flora and fauna along the way. Overnight in Dhongang.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3790

Today's trek takes us to Bedding, the largest settlement in the Rolwaling Valley. The trail follows the Rolwaling River and offers spectacular views of Gauri Shankar and other peaks. Bedding is rich in cultural heritage, and you'll have the opportunity to interact with the local Sherpa community. Overnight in Bedding.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4200

We continue our trek to Na, a summer village situated at the foot of the surrounding mountains. The trail today is shorter but steeper, helping with our acclimatization process. Upon arrival, you'll have time to explore the village and enjoy the panoramic views. Overnight in Na.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4200

A crucial day for acclimatization. We'll spend the day in Na, taking short hikes to higher elevations and returning to sleep at a lower altitude. This process is essential to prepare our bodies for the higher altitudes to come. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery and rest well. Overnight in Na.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Tent
Elevation
4900

Today, we trek to Yalung Ri Base Camp, gaining significant altitude. The path is rugged and challenging, but the views are immensely rewarding. Upon reaching the base camp, we'll set up for the night and make final preparations for tomorrow's summit attempt. Overnight at Yalung Ri Base Camp.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
5630

An exciting and challenging day as we aim for the summit of Yalung Ri. Starting early, we'll navigate through glacial terrain to reach the summit. The panoramic views from the top are unparalleled, with a sweeping vista of the Himalayas. After celebrating our achievement, we descend back to Na. Overnight in Na.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Homestay
Elevation
3000

We begin our descent, trekking down to Kyalche. The trail offers a different perspective of the landscape, with plenty of opportunities to reflect on the journey so far. Enjoy the serene environment and the sense of accomplishment. Overnight in Kyalche.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2036

Continuing our descent, we trek back to Simigaun. The trail is familiar yet offers new experiences as we revisit the beautiful surroundings. Take time to appreciate the journey and the connections made along the way. Overnight in Simigaun.

Food
Bed and Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

After breakfast, we'll drive back to Kathmandu. Enjoy the scenic drive and the return to the vibrant city life. Upon arrival, you'll have the rest of the day free to relax or explore any last-minute sights or shopping. In the evening, join us for a farewell dinner to celebrate our adventure. Overnight in Kathmandu.

It's time to say goodbye. After breakfast, depending on your flight schedule, you may have some free time for last-minute shopping or exploration. Our representative will transfer you to the airport for your departure. We hope you leave with wonderful memories and a sense of accomplishment. Safe travels!

We look forward to having you join us on this unforgettable Himalayan adventure with Himalayan Adventure Intl Treks.

Yalung-Ri Climbing Cost Includes?

  • Airport Transfers: Hassle-free pickup and drop-offs to ensure a smooth start and end to your adventure.

  • Ground Transportation: All ground transportation arrangements are taken care of, allowing you to focus solely on enjoying the trek.

  • Full Board Meals: Indulge in three wholesome meals a day during the trek, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner, complemented by a refreshing cup of tea or coffee.

  • Accommodation: Rest comfortably in tents provided during the trek, tailored to the specific requirements of your chosen expedition. In Kathmandu, enjoy accommodation in well-appointed hotels under the Bed and Breakfast plan.

  • Experienced Guides: Our seasoned guides, fluent in various languages, cater to your preferences and ensure a safe and enriching journey.

  • Porter Services: Necessary porters are provided based on load requirements, with each capable of carrying up to 30kg of equipment.

  • Taxes and Fees: All government and local taxes, including the Sagarmatha Conservation Area Project fee and Trekker Information Management System (TIMS) fee, are covered within our package.

  • Climbing Essentials: From peak permits to essential climbing equipment, we handle all necessary arrangements for your climbing adventure.

  • Staff Welfare: Ensuring the well-being of our staff, we cover expenses related to guide and porter salaries, insurance, and equipment.

  • Camp Equipment: All kitchen and camping equipment are provided, ensuring comfort and convenience throughout the journey.

Yalung-Ri Climbing Cost Excludes?

  • Personal Gear: Trekking equipment and any personal items required for the journey are not covered.

  • Personal Expenses: Expenses such as alcoholic beverages, phone usage, and laundry services are to be borne by the individual.

  • Emergency Coverage: We strongly advise adventurers to secure emergency rescue and travel insurance to address unforeseen circumstances.

  • Trip Protection: Trip cancellation costs, accidents, health emergencies, loss or damage of personal belongings—consider securing personal travel insurance for added peace of mind.

  • Gratuity: Tips for guides and support staff are not included in the package and are at the discretion of the traveler.

Yalung-Ri Climbing Altitude Profile

Yalung-Ri Climbing Departure Dates

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Start Date
Trip Duration
Cost Per Person
Availability
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2024-09-02
13 Days
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Start Date
Trip Duration
Cost Per Person
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2024-10-14
13 Days
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Yalung-Ri Climbing FAQs

Yalung-Ri climbing refers to the ascent of Yalung-Ri, a peak in the Himalayas situated in the Makalu region of Nepal.

Yalung-Ri stands at an elevation of approximately 5,630 meters (18,471 feet) above sea level.

Climbing Yalung-Ri is considered moderately difficult, requiring prior experience in mountaineering and technical skills such as ice climbing and glacier travel.

The optimal climbing season for Yalung-Ri is generally during the spring (April to May) and autumn (September to November) months when weather conditions are more favorable and stable.

The duration of the Yalung-Ri climbing expedition typically ranges from 3 to 4 weeks, depending on various factors such as weather conditions, acclimatization, and the chosen route.

Some of the main challenges include navigating through crevasses, dealing with altitude sickness, unpredictable weather conditions, and technical climbing on ice and snow.

Climbers need to obtain permits from the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) for climbing Yalung-Ri, along with the necessary trekking permits for the Makalu region.

Yes, it is highly recommended to have prior experience in mountaineering, including proficiency in using climbing equipment, rope techniques, and glacier travel.

Accommodation during the expedition typically involves camping in tents at various high-altitude campsites along the climbing route.

Experienced guides and Sherpas accompany climbers, and safety protocols including rope techniques, use of safety gear, and emergency evacuation plans are implemented.

Climbers should have a good level of physical fitness and endurance to endure long days of trekking and climbing at high altitudes.

Climbers should consult with their healthcare provider and undergo a thorough medical examination before attempting Yalung-Ri climbing to assess their fitness for high-altitude activities.

The expedition itinerary includes gradual ascents with rest days at higher altitudes to allow climbers to acclimatize to reduced oxygen levels.

Essential climbing equipment includes crampons, ice axes, harnesses, helmets, ropes, and personal gear such as clothing suitable for extreme cold conditions.

Yes, many climbers choose to combine their Yalung-Ri climbing expedition with trekking in the Makalu region or neighboring areas to explore the diverse landscapes and cultural heritage of the Himalayas.

Yalung-Ri Climbing Additional Information

Embark on your Himalayan adventure fully prepared with our comprehensive Personal Climbing Equipment List. Our curated selection ensures safety, comfort, and optimal performance as you conquer the majestic peaks of the Himalayas.

  • Seat Harness: Secure yourself with a reliable harness designed for comfort and stability during ascent.
  • Jumar: Essential for ascending fixed ropes with efficiency and control.
  • Helmet: Protect your head from potential hazards with a sturdy climbing helmet.
  • Altimeter: Stay oriented and track your elevation accurately with this indispensable tool.
  • Ice Axe: Navigate icy terrain confidently with a high-quality ice axe for stability and support.
  • Crampons: Gain traction on icy surfaces with precision-fitted crampons for your climbing boots.
  • Ice-screw: Ensure secure anchoring in ice with dependable ice screws for added safety.
  • Gaiters: Keep snow and debris out of your boots with durable gaiters designed for mountain conditions.
  • Locked and unlocked carabiner: Versatile tools for attaching equipment and securing ropes with ease.
  • Climbing boots: Invest in sturdy, supportive boots tailored for challenging terrain.
  • Pocket knife: A handy multipurpose tool for various tasks during your expedition.
  • Woollen gloves: Maintain warmth and dexterity with wool gloves for colder climates.
  • Gloves (Gore-Tex fabrics): Stay dry and protected from the elements with waterproof, breathable gloves.
  • Woollen hat: Retain heat and shield your head from the cold with a snug wool hat.
  • Woollen socks: Keep your feet warm and blister-free with high-quality wool socks.
  • Windproof jacket: Brave the elements with a windproof jacket for superior protection against harsh winds.
  • Windproof pant: Stay comfortable and shielded from wind chill with windproof pants for your lower body.
  • Snow bar: Essential for securing tents and equipment in snow and icy conditions.
  • Snow goggles (UV factor): Protect your eyes from glare and harmful UV rays with specialized snow goggles.
  • Sun cream (UV protection): Safeguard your skin from sunburn and UV damage with high-SPF sunscreen.
  • Headlamp: Illuminate your path during early morning or late-night climbs with a reliable headlamp.
  • Tent: Shelter yourself from the elements with a sturdy, weather-resistant tent for overnight stays.
  • Mattresses: Ensure a comfortable rest with insulated mattresses for added warmth and cushioning.
  • Rope: Trustworthy climbing rope for safety and assistance during challenging ascents.
  • Rain gear: Be prepared for unexpected weather changes with waterproof rain gear for ultimate protection.
  • Ice hammer: Assist in ice climbing and anchoring with a specialized ice hammer for technical maneuvers.

For your convenience, all the aforementioned climbing equipment is available for rent in Kathmandu. Our experienced climbing guides will assist you in selecting the necessary gear from reputable equipment stores, ensuring you have everything you need for a successful and unforgettable Himalayan expedition.

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