Nepal Environmental Treks

Yalung Ri Peak - Tashi Lapcha Pass

Yalung Ri is a trekking peak (5630m) situated in Rolwaling Valley in the east-central Nepal, near Tibet/China border. Ramdung (5930m), Chugmage (6259m), Chobulse (6689m) are other trekking peaks close to its vicinity.

Yalung Ri is relatively an easy peak to climb as mountaineers will have to make their way through rocks and ice and walk on glaciers. The base camp is set up at the height of 4750m; it takes around 4 hours to reach the summit from BC.

The journey to Yalung Ri is an exciting one involving quite a few days of trekking in the isolated, pristine natural region of the Himalayas. Singati, Suri Dhoban, Jagat, Simi Gaon, Kelchey are some of the settlements you will pass by. Nagaon Village at an altitude of 4183m is the last village before the summit. Climbers will have to retrace the same trail on their way back.

Those climbers and trekkers with additional time have the option to take the Tso Rolpa trail on their return. This entails crossing Tashi Lapcha pass (5755m), one of the highest and difficult Himalayan passes and drop down to Namceh Bazar in Khumbu Valley.  Along the way you will be able to enjoy the supreme Himalayas, beautiful flowers, local hospitality and pristine wildlife.

One of the advantages of choosing Yalung Ri is that you are not required to take peak permit to climb the mountain. Nevertheless mountaineering equipment is a must.

Nepal Environmental Treks & Expedition has a team of experienced guides and climbers who have climbed Yalung Ri and trekked in Rolwaling and Khumbu Valleys. Let us guide you in one of the most enchanting journeys in the Himalayas.

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Day 01: Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu.

Day 02: Free day in Kathmandu for preparation of the trip.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu (1350m.) to Shigati via Dolakha (1660m.)

Day 04: Trek from Shigati to Jagat (1440m.) takes about seven hours.

Day 05: Trek from Jagat to Simi Gaon (2036m.) takes about seven and a half hours.

Day 06: Trek from Simi Gaon to Dokhang (2791m) takes about five hours.

Day 07: Trek from Dokhang to Beding (3740m.) takes about six hours.

Day 08: Trek from Beding to Na Gaon (4180m.) takes about four hours.

Day 09: Rest day at Na Gaon for Acclimatization.

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

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

Day 12: Trek from Na Gaon to Tso Rolpa Lake (4540m.).

Day 13: Trek Tso Rolpa to Trakarding Glacier (4800m.).

Day 14: Trek from Trakarding Glacier to Tashi Lapcha Pedi Camp (5755m.)

Day 15: Climb from Tashi Lapcha Pedi to Tashi Lapcha Pass (5755m.)

Day 16: Trek from Tashi Lapcha Phuk to Thyomgbo (4350m.) takes about five and half hours.

Day 17: Trek Thyomgbo to Thame (3820m.) Early morning you will trek to Thame.

Day 18: Trek Thame to Namche Bazaar (3440m.)

Day 19: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2886m) takes about three hours.

Day 20: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu.

Day 21: Free day in Kathmandu for shopping or you can go for city tour.

Day 22: Final Departure

Day 01: Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu.

Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu.

On your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be met and welcomed by our airport representative. You will be greeted traditionally with flower garlands. The representative will then take you to your hotel where you will be served welcome drinks. In the afternoon, you can take a stroll around and visit shops, restaurants and bars. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 02: Free day in Kathmandu for preparation of the trip.

Free day in Kathmandu for preparation of the trip. Checking your climbing equipment's, and discussing the climb with the climbing/trekking guide. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu (1350m.) to Shigati via Dolakha (1660m.)

Drive from Kathmandu (1350m.) to Shigati via Dolakha (1660m.) Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 04: Trek from Shigati to Jagat (1440m.) takes about seven hours.

Trek from Shigati to Jagat (1440m.) takes about seven hours. We trek through a normal flat land along the banks of the river and then pass through a rice terraced field. There are a few small village hamlets found on the way which are inhabited by different ethnic communities. You continue to cross jungles covered by orchid, a few rhododendron trees and wild vegetation. You next cross a suspension bridge to reach Jagat, a small town resided in by people from different cultures. You interact with the local folks to get an insight into the hteir life. Stay overnight at lodge/home stay.

Day 05: Trek from Jagat to Simi Gaon (2036m.) takes about seven and a half hours.

Trek from Jagat to Simi Gaon (2036m.) takes about seven and a half hours. The first part of your trail follows normally flat path, then it ascends and descends through the jungle. Several places, you cross through suspension bridge. There are numerous villages on your way. You can find small tea house and local shops at some of the places. Steeply climb up to Simigaon, a village inhabited by Buddhist and few Hindus. Stay overnight at lodge/home stay.

Day 06: Trek from Simi Gaon to Dokhang (2791m) takes about five hours.

Trek from Simi Gaon to Dokhang (2791m) takes about five hours. You will walk alongside of Rolwaling river. The trail passes through Sherpa villages. Stay overnight at lodge/home stay.

Day 07: Trek from Dokhang to Beding (3740m.) takes about six hours.

Trek from Dokhang to Beding (3740m.) takes about six hours. The trek ascends uphill through different varieties of plants and Rhododendron trees. You trek over the suspension bridges over the deep gorges in a few places making the trek even more enchanting. You finally reach Beding is a big Sherpa village. Stay overnight at lodge/home stay.

Day 08: Trek from Beding to Na Gaon (4180m.) takes about four hours.

Trek from Beding to Na Gaon (4180m.) takes about four hours. This day you can explore the upper slopes of the valley for Snow Partridge or a visit to the nearby glacier lake. The trek path slightly ascends along the river bank. The place is an open path with fresh air and the charming sound of the river. You can have the panoramic view of the mountains as the trek moves forward. You will also come across the Sherpa village having their own specialties. Stay overnight at lodge/home stay.

Day 09: Rest day at Na Gaon for Acclimatization.

Rest day at Na Gaon for Acclimatization. Stay overnight at lodge/home stay.

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.). Stay overnight at camp.

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

Summit to Yalung-Ri (5,630m) & return to Na Gaon. Stay overnight at camp.

Day 12: Trek from Na Gaon to Tso Rolpa Lake (4540m.).

Trek from Na Gaon to Tso Rolpa Lake (4540m.). You will be trekking through the flat and gradually up path. You will be able to witness the beautiful Natural Lake filled with the chilling water of the glaciers. The views of Menlung and Tibetan Side Mountains add glory to your trek. Stay overnight at camp.

Day 13: Trek Tso Rolpa to Trakarding Glacier (4800m.).

Trek Tso Rolpa to Trakarding Glacier (4800m.). Early morning you will walk through the glaciers throughout the day and will be able to experience the new enchanting beauties that would add extra dimensions into your trial. Stay overnight at camp.

Day 14: Trek from Trakarding Glacier to Tashi Lapcha Pedi Camp (5755m.)

Trek from Trakarding Glacier to Tashi Lapcha Pedi Camp (5755m.) The trail will still be ascending through some rock climbing and a gradual walk on the glacier. You will camp into Tashi Lapcha Pedi Camp today. Stay overnight at camp.

Day 15: Climb from Tashi Lapcha Pedi to Tashi Lapcha Pass (5755m.)

Climb from Tashi Lapcha Pedi to Tashi Lapcha Pass (5755m.) to Tashi Lapcha Cape (5665m.) which is also known as Tashi Lapcha Phuk. You will climb up the Tashi Lapcha Pedi and cross the Tashi Lapcha Pass and trek continue to Tashi Lapcha Phuk. The trial will completely be over the snow. Stay overnight at camp.

Day 16: Trek from Tashi Lapcha Phuk to Thyomgbo (4350m.) takes about five and half hours.

Trek from Tashi Lapcha Phuk to Thyomgbo (4350m.) takes about five and half hours.

Today you will be experiencing a bit easy glacier walking. The trail descends down towards Thyomgbo. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 17: Trek Thyomgbo to Thame (3820m.) Early morning you will trek to Thame.

Trek Thyomgbo to Thame (3820m.) Early morning you will trek to Thame. This trail gradually descends and you will have an added experience of easier trail and will be able to enjoy the natural beauty of the environment. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 18: Trek Thame to Namche Bazaar (3440m.)

Trek Thame to Namche Bazaar (3440m.) The trail descends gently for early one hour to Sanasa (3550m.). Now you have a glimpse of first really good views of the great peaks of the Khumbu including Mt Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku and Kusum Kangaru. Passing by several villages and numerous tea house, the trail descends steeply to a bridge over the river Dudh Koshi at Phunki Tenga (3250m.) Tyangboche is famous passing by several villages and numerous tea house; the trail ascends steeply to Sanasa where local Sherpa people sell the Tibetan goods. The way from Sanasa to Namche Bazaar has small ups and downs with view of forests, scenery and mountains. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 19: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2886m) takes about three hours.

Trek from Namche Bazaar to Lukla (2886m) takes about three hours. Your final day's trekking follows the Dudh Koshi back down to Lukla. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 20: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu.

Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu. You take an early morning flight back to Kathmandu.

Day 21: Free day in Kathmandu for shopping or you can go for city tour.

Free day in Kathmandu for shopping or you can go for city tour. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 22: Final Departure

As per your flight schedule, our airport representative will transfer you from your hotel to the airport for your final departure.

The Trip includes following services:

a) Kathmandu

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off services by private car
  • 4 night hotel accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu
  • One farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on the last evening
  • Souvenir (t-shirt, mug, pen, bag, etc.)

b) Trekking/Climbing

  • Peak permits for either Ramdung Go Peak or Pachermo Peak
  • Entry permits for Gauri Shankar Conservation Area and Sagarmatha National Park
  • Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card
  • Climbing guide/s (Sirdar) and Trekking guide/s
  • Trekking Cooks and Kitchen Helpers
  • Necessary porters (one porter carries 25 kilograms)
  • Coverage of insurance and rescue for climbing guides, cooks and porters
  • All meals three times a day during the trek/climb
  • Accommodation in tea-houses (lodges) for some nights and some nights camping
  • Necessary trekking/camping equipment such as tents, mattresses, sleeping bags, down jackets, cooking utensils, etc.
  • Cooking fuel
  • Camping charges
  • All land transportation wherever applicable
  • Flight ticket from Lukla to Kathmandu
  • Insurance and equipment for guide and porters
  • First aid kit
  • Rescue assistance (Should any emergency arise during your trek, we will provide prompt and professional rescue and medical services. For this, it would be better to have your own travel insurance that can cover helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost Include required.)

The Trip does not include:

  • Personal nature expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • All drinks & beverages
  • Hot shower
  • Battery charges
  • Tips
  • Personal Climbing equipment
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu

Note: There are different categories of Hotels in Kathmandu ranging from budget to 5 star hotels. We are happy to arrange your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per your interest and budget. Please inform us in advance about the type or category or price range of hotel that you would like to stay in.

Lukla – Gokyo – Pheriche – Everest Base Camp - Island Peak Base Camp

We have used Environmental Trekking now for 5 trips over 15 years. Nava has always ensured that our trips have gone smoothly and he and his staffs are totally reliable. We will be using this trekking company again ! !

We highly recommend Environmental Trekking to everybody who wants a great trip into the mountains.

Helen and Ian Boit
England
27/10/2009

SUCCESSFUL ASCENT TO ISLAND PEAK

What an amazing experience! The whole trip has been splendid. The organization before we left home was superb and then everything in Nepal has been smooth & fun. Ang Dawa Sherpa has been fantastic for the whole journey. I would not have reached Island Peak Summit without him. I would highly recommend Nepal Environmental Treks and Ang Dawa Sherpa to my dearest friends.

Thanks so much for the best trip of a lifetime!

Clare Walton,
New York, USA


Same as above really!it was an amazing trek, views,walking,climbing & food ! We had the best time.

Thank you so much.

Helen Fothergill,
United Kingdom
28/04/2010