Lhakpa Ri Expedition with Yala Peak Climbing

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

This program accommodates climbing training at Yala Peak in Langtang region and an expedition to Tibetan peak Lakpa 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 sceneries in the whole of Nepal.

After the wonderful 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 Everest, 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.

The ascent up this mountain is regarded as the easiest 7000+ peak ascent. You make the ascent via the Everest Advance Base Camp.

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Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1 Arrive Kathmandu
  • Day 2 Sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Day 3 Drive to Syabrubesi
  • Day 4 Lama Hotel (2470m)
  • Day 5 Langtang village (3500m)
  • Day 6 At Langtang Village
  • Day 7 Kyanjin Gompa (3800m)
  • Day 8 Yala Peak Base Camp (4800m)
  • Day 9 Climbing training
  • Day 10 Climbing training
  • Day 11 Summit day (5500m)
  • Day 12 Lama Hotel
  • Day 13 Trek to Syabrubesi
  • Day 14 Drive to Kerung; Cross Nepal/China border
  • Day 15 Rest Day at Kerung
  • Day 16 Drive to Tingri
  • Day 17 Acclimatization
  • 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
  • Day 31 Trek to Base Camp
  • Day 32 Drive to Kerung
  • Day 33 Cross border; Drive back to Kathmandu
  • Day 34 Depart Kathmandu

Cost Includes: Nepal side:

  • Guide, Accommodation, and Porter trek
  • Fully organized camping trek for 3 days)
  • Kathmandu/Syabrubesi/Kathmandu transportation
  • English speaking local expert guide, porters
  • 4 nights’ accommodation at three star hotel in Kathmandu at a centrally located area with breakfast
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu with entry fees
  • National Park Fees
  • Equipment clothing for porter & staffs, Local climbing Sherpa
Tibet side:
  • Transportation by Toyota 4500 4WD Land cruiser
  • support truck
  • Sherpa climbing guide
  • Cook, kitchen hand
  • Liaison officer, all required permit
  • required yaks and Yak drivers
  • accommodation at standard hotel in Lhasa, and wherever available with breakfast
  • Tibet permit, climbing permit
  • sightseeing tour in Lhasa
  • private transfers and Gammov bag (altitude chamber)
Cost Excludes:
  • Nepal visa
  • Any airfare & departure tax
  • Lunch & dinner during hotel stay
  • NMA fee for Yala peak
  • Tibet/Chinese visa
  • personal climbing equipments
  • any expenses incurred in emergency evacuation /road blockage
  • Personal climbing gears & clothing (available on hire)
  • Tips
  • Your insurance

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The meeting and handling went very well. The meals during the tour and at the hotel were very well arranged. The tents used during the camping were well maintained.

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