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An introduction to Himalayan climbing with an easy trek and ascent to Yala Peak in the Langtang region, in preparation for the big challenge – the ascent of Lhakpi Ri in Tibet.

This program accommodates climbing training at Yala Peak in the Langtang region and an expedition to Tibetan peak Lhakpa Ri.

The Langtang Valley is located only 19 miles north of Kathmandu, close to the border of Tibet, below the main crest of the Himalaya. The valley is dominated by Langtang Lirung (7246m), the highest peak in the area. This trek and climb to Yala Peak offers a wonderful introduction to mountaineering in the Himalaya, among some of the most beautiful scenery in the whole of Nepal.

Flush with the ascent of Yala Peak, you head towards Tibet for your real challenge - the ascent of Lhapa Ri. Lhakpa Ri (Xang Dong Feng) mountaineering expedition gives you an impeccable mountain climbing experience amidst the richly varied landscape. Lhakpa Ri (Xang Dong Feng), towering over Tibet mountain range at an elevation of 7,045 meters, divides the upper East Rongbuk glacier and upper Kharta glacier. It lies in proximity to mighty Mt Everest boasting mesmerizing sights of Nyonno Ri range in eastern Tibet, the north faces of Chomolonzo, Makalu and Pethangtse, Shartse, Kangshung (east) face of Everest, east face of Lhotse, the north east ridge of Everest, the North Col, Changtse, Cho Oyu and Shishapangma as stunning backdrops.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01 Arrive Kathmandu

Day 02 Drive to Syabrubesi

Day 03 Lama Hotel (2380m)

Day 04 Langtang village (3500m)

Day 05 At Langtang Village

Day 06 Kyanjin Gompa (3800m)

Day 07 Yala peak base camp 4800 m

Day 08 Climbing training

Day 09 Climbing training

Day 10 Summit day (5500 m)

Day 11 Lama Hotel

Day 12 Syabrubesi

Day 13 Drive to Kathmandu

Day 14 In Kathmandu

Day 15 Drive to Nyalam

Day 16 Acclimatization

Day 17 Drive to Tingri

Day 18 Drive Rongbuk (5000m)

Day 19 At Everest Base Camp (5200m)

Day 20 At Everest Base Camp (5200m)

Day 21 At Everest Base Camp (5200m)

Day 22 Trek to Camp 1 (5460m)

Day 23 Trek to Interim Camp (5760m)

Day 24 Rest day at Interim Camp (5760m)

Day 25 Trek to Camp 2 (5970m)

Day 26 Trek to Camp 3 (6400m)

Day 27 Rest day at camp 3

Day 28 At camp 3

Day 29 Climb Lhakpa Ri (7045m.), return to ABC

Day 30 Spare day for weather etc

Day 31 Trek to Base Camp

Day 32-33 Drive back to Kathmandu

Day 34 Depart Kathmandu