Yala Peak Climbing

Key Infomation

  • Duration:14 Days
  • Trip GradeStrenuous
  • DestinationTIA Kathmandu
  • Max Altitude5,500 m
  • ActivityUltimate Adventure
  • Group Size1-10
Price fromUS$1,690US$1,800
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Yala Peak is a climbing mountain in the Langtang region that is covered in snow. It is a fairly easy climb that doesn't require any special skills. The Nepal Mountaineering Association calls it a trekking peak. During Yala Peak climbing, the Shishapangma (8013 m), the tallest mountain entirely in Tibet, and 14 other mountains with elevations over 8000 m may be seen from the summit of Yala Peak, which is distinguished for being a magnificent vantage point. Aside from hiking, Yala peak climbing in Nepal offers the most exciting adventure hiking and peak climbing in the Langtang region. Yala Peak, at a height of 5,550 meters, is a safe way for climbers without any prior experience to get their first taste of an alpine peak, at least in the Himalayas.

Yala Peak can be safely ascended by any physically healthy individual. Only an additional 700 meters must be scrambled in order to reach the summit, and it is pretty simple. Yala Peak is the shortest trekking peak in Nepal. It can be reached at a pace that allows for proper acclimatization. There are fewer tourists here because the Langtang Valley is not as well-known as Everest or Annapurna. Since the Langtang Valley goes all the way up to the border with Tibet, you can see a culture that is heavily influenced by Tibetan history and geography. The Langtang Valley is bordered to the north by peaks reaching about 6500 meters and to the south by a lesser range of 5000–6000 meters. In the northern range, Yala Peak is located. The Yala Peak Climbing Track begins in Syabrubensi (1505 m), after a breathtaking 9-hour trip via the winding Trishuli River gorge. Subtropical forests are where the walk begins, but as it ascends higher into the Langtang Valley, the forests become sparser and the valley opens. On the second day, as you get closer to Langtang Village (3300m), you can see the massive Shishapangma (8013m), Tibet's sole 8000+ meter mountain, as well as Langtang Lirung (7246m), Lenpo Gang (7083m), Dorje Lakpa (6990m), and Langtang Lirung (7246m). The trail's final town, Kyanjin Gompa (3970 m), the location of a former Buddhist monastery, is reached on the fourth day. Numerous chortens line the path, and it is customary to follow them to the right. If we take an extra day to get used to the altitude, we can visit the Langshisa glacier or climb to Kyanjin Ri (4350 m) for even more breathtaking views of the snow-capped mountains. There are stunning panoramas along the way as well as a moderately challenging trail that leads to Yala Peak Base Camp (4800 m). The stony south face of Yala Peak and the Yala Glacier on the southwest face are both visible from just above base camp. We set up our summit pitch from Base Camp, which is more challenging when there is snow. The trail climbs to a ridge of rocks before descending and climbing steeply again over stones. Before the final 40 meters of a sheer snow and rock cliff that leads to the short summit ridge, there is a flat region.

    Major Highlights of Yala Peak 

    Langtang Valley

    Langtang Valley is a narrow mountain valley nestled with the Himalayas, and its snowy peaks provide breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. The Himalayan scenery you will see from here is of the mighty Langtang Lirung (7,246 m), which is the highest peak in the area and located just to the north of Langtang Valley. Along the valley, you will also see non-stop scenes of other smaller peaks filled with snow: Ganjala Pass (5,122 m), Gang Chhenpo (6,388 m), Naya Kangri (5,846 m), Dorge Lakpa (6,989 m), the Chinese Danda (ridge), Jugal Himal, and so forth. The Langtang valley is surrounded by these lofty Himalayas. These greater scenes impart amazing pleasure and are full of fondness.

    Kyanjin Ri

    Kyanjin Ri is a famous viewpoint to look out over the Langtang valley. KyanjinThe off-the-beaten-path Langtang Valley trek begins at Kyanjin Ri. On this trek, you'll spend at least two days in Kyanjin Gompa, where you can see the valley, sunrise/sunset, and mountains. Kyanjin Ri is the greatest place to enjoy Langtang's peaks. From Kyanjin Ri, you can watch the sunrise and sunset over snow-capped mountains. Kyanjin Ri's best feature is its bird's-eye view of glacial lakes, glaciers, Kyanjim Gompa, monasteries, and gorgeous valleys.

    Highlights of Yala Peak Climbing 

    • Beginner-friendly summit for mountaineers
    • An incredible journey across the Langtang valley.
    • Trek with our knowledgeable local Sherpa guides.
    • Explore Tibetan traditions and culture
    • Awesome Yala Peak peak-climbing experience
    • Scenic and adventure drive to Syabrubesi, Rasuwa. 
    • Trekking in the Langtang valley means trekking in the valley of glaciers. 
    • Experience the local Tamang & Sherpa people and their culture, practices, and traditions. 
    • amazing views of valleys, alpine forests, glaciers, and rivers. 
    • Many rare animals live there, including the Red Panda, Snow Leopard, Himalayan Monal, and Black Bear. 
    • Explore the ancient Kyanjin Gompa village, monasteries, stupas, and correspondence of Buddhism.
    • Panoramic views of mountains, valleys, and glaciers from the popular viewpoint of Tserko Ri. 

    Best season for Yala Peak Climbing

    The Yala Peak Expedition is best during the spring (March to May) and fall (late September to late November) seasons. These are the busiest times for tourists, so there may be some traffic on the roads. In the winter months (December to February), when the weather is crisp and chilly, and the vistas of the mountains are crystal clear, it may be preferred by some who want to avoid crowds and climb Yala Peak. Winter is also a terrific time to climb if you are well-prepared for the cold.

    Fitness requirement for Yala Peak Climbing

    The valley trek is easy and delightful, excellent for hikers and walkers. Altitude is a concern, but the timetable allows for respite and acclimatization. Getting to base camp may require crossing the snowline, although the terrain isn't too steep.

    From base camp, the trail goes up easy-angled snow slopes. We'll need crampons, an ice axe, and a man rope for the remaining 700 meters of steep ice. General fitness helps because high altitude exerts more effort. You'll be carrying a daypack, so train with anything on your back at home. A consistent but not excessive pace requires good breathing. Long diaphragmatic breaths instead of gasping will help your body use less oxygen. With good coordination, rope climbing at altitude is safe and manageable.

    Difficulty level for Yala Peak Climbing

    Yala Peak is one of the simplest peaks to climb in Nepal. Any fit person can climb Yala Peak. The climb to the summit is primarily scrambling over rough terrain. The trail ascends steeply from Kyanjin Gompa to Tsergo Ri. From here, the trail splits off to the left and goes up to Base Camp, where we pitched our tent. The next day, the journey begins bright and early in the morning when the trail begins its ascent through the rugged and rocky terrain on its way to the peak of Yala, which is our ultimate target.

    This is the shortest trekking peak in Nepal which is frequently organized by Footprint Adventure. Read the complete guidebook for Langtang Region and to know more about the package, contact us.

    What's Included

    • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
    • 2 Night Hotel Accommodations in Kathmandu with Breakfast.
    • Kathmandu city sightseeing in private vehicles with an experienced English-speaking guide
    • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
    • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
    • Welcome dinner in a traditional Nepali kitchen with a cultural dance show
    • All ground transportation is on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
    • An experienced, English-speaking, and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader if necessary
    • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
    • Staff costs include their salary, insurance, equipment, food, and accommodation
    • Sleeping bag (to be returned at the end of trek)
    • Footprint Adventure's trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map are yours to take
    • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (LNP, TIMS)
    • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
    • All government and local taxes
    • Nepalese visa fee, fee rates 
    • International airfare to and from Kathmandu or any arrival destination in Nepal
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu city
    • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
    • Travel and rescue insurance
    • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
    • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)
    • Any other expenses which are mentioned above

    Additional Info

    Experience Requirement

    Without ascending more than 6000 meters, Yala Peak makes a great starting point for Himalayan climbing. The steady ascent makes it a suitable challenge for those who have never traveled to altitude. Since the guides will provide instruction while you're trekking to the summit, you won't require prior winter mountaineering or walking experience for the peak itself. Instead, you'll have time to learn and practice the necessary skills, such as clipping into a rope and walking safely with the group.

    High altitude sickness

    Yala Peak climbing would be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for you. If you are not fit, we will not recommend this expedition. While you are going toward the Yala Peak Climb, you have to eat a lot of food and drink. If you have other problems, you have to go to the hospital soon. In this case, you call the helicopter for rescue, and our staff will help with your treatment. If you have medical insurance, the rescue helicopter payment will be covered by the insurance company, so medical insurance is necessary to go on this expedition.

    Expedition grade

    Yala Peak Climbing is a pretty long trek that goes right into the high mountain country, so it is physically quite strenuous and involves approximately 5-8 hours of trekking along the way. There is no prerequisite; you should be accustomed to regular exercise and enjoy walking in high-altitude conditions.

    Weather

    The best climbing seasons for Yala Peak are from September until November and from the beginning of March until May. The morning is clear, with clouds building up during the afternoon and disappearing at night. Trekking is also possible during the monsoon and winter if you know what to do and have the right information from local travel agencies. 

    Food and Drinking water

    We will provide freshly cooked food from the local guest house or restaurant. You will have breakfast and dinner at the lodge, and lunch is available along the trail. You can find a wide variety of Nepali and Western food as well as drinks. Besides this, serve fresh seasonal fruits as a dessert. Almost every restaurant serves traditional local cuisine, Nepalese cuisine, as well as continental and western fare. The bottles of water are available along the trail until the last village. You can buy boiled water from the lodge or restaurant, or you can use iodine or water-purifying medicines.

    Telephone, Internet, and electricity

    When climbing Yala Peak, there are few places available, such as the telephone and the internet. You can get an Internet password from the hotel counter. Telephone and internet costs would be extra on your trip. Most of the lodges and guest houses charge an additional fee for battery charging. There is no electricity in the base camp. There is electricity or solar power where you can recharge your camera batteries, laptop, mobile, etc., but you need to pay extra.

    Group leaders and crew

    When there are six or more members in the group, we promise to provide a trained, experienced local trekking guide and sherpa staff with honesty, as well as porters to carry your luggage, with one porter for every two members. We will also provide an experienced, certified, and professional climber to assist you in reaching the summit of Yala Peak.

    Climbing equipment

    It's not necessary to spend a lot of money on extra equipment and clothing before your trip. The majority of these gears can be bought at reasonable rates in Kathmandu. Normal climbing equipment such as ropes, harnesses, helmets, and ice axes will be provided. For details on trekking and climbing equipment, you can click here. 

    Climbing / Trekking days

    The time schedule is very important for enjoying the trip with the guide, porters, and trekkers. Each morning, after packing our bags and eating a hot breakfast, we set off on the day’s walk. After walking for 3–4 hours, we stopped for lunch at around midday. the afternoon’s walk. The remainder of the afternoon can be spent exploring the village, doing a bit of washing, or simply relaxing with a good book. On some days, we will arrive at our destination by lunchtime, and the entire afternoon will be free.

    Customized Itinerary

    If there is no suitable date for trekking departure from Kathmandu based on your time schedule, as long as the place you mention has a suitable time and date, we will organize your fantastic trip to Yala Peak.



     

    FAQs

    Q1. Where is Yala Peak located?

    Yala Peak is located in the Langtang Valley to the northeast of Kyangin Gompa (3,870 m), which is close to the border with Tibet. When starting from Kyanjin Gompa and using a high base camp at 4800 meters, it's also possible to climb the peak in just two days. On the other hand, it is possible to climb it in a single long day if you start before dawn and have adequate time to acclimatize. It is one of the more straightforward mountain summits in terms of trekking, and it is often scaled as a warmup for Ganja La Chuli (5844 m).

    The summit of Yala Peak is 5500 meters (1840 feet) above sea level. Yala is considered a trekking peak, so climbing it is not difficult yet attractive. Yala Peak Summit's altitude is insignificant compared to the view.

    There is no need for a severe workout to enjoy the peaceful trek to Yala Peak's base camp. The base camp for Yala Peak is located at the end of a small valley near Kyanjing Gompa. Yala Peak base camp is 4100 meters above sea level.

     

    The valley trek is easy and delightful, excellent for hikers and walkers. Altitude is a concern, but the timetable allows for respite and acclimatization. Getting to base camp may require crossing the snowline, although the terrain isn't too steep.

    From base camp, the trail goes up easy-angled snow slopes. We'll need crampons, an ice axe, and a man rope for the remaining 700 meters of steep ice. General fitness helps because high altitude exerts more effort. You'll be carrying a daypack, so train with anything on your back at home. A consistent but not excessive pace requires good breathing. Long diaphragmatic breaths instead of gasping will help your body use less oxygen. With good coordination, rope climbing at altitude is safe and manageable.

     

    Yala Peak is one of the simplest peaks to climb in Nepal. Any fit person can climb Yala Peak. The climb to the summit is primarily scrambling over rough terrain.

    The trail ascends steeply from Kyanjin Gompa to Tsergo Ri. From here, the trail splits off to the left and goes up to Base Camp, where we pitched our tent. The next day, the journey begins bright and early in the morning when the trail begins its ascent through the rugged and rocky terrain on its way to the peak of Yala, which is our ultimate target.

     

    Yala Peak is one of the "free peaks," which means you don't need a permit to climb it. Still, you'll need Langtang National Park permits from the Army checkpoint and TIMS permission to enter Langtang Valley, i.e., $15 for SAARC nationals and $30 (excluding tax) for foreign nationals.

     

    Your accommodations are covered by the cost of the entire package. We arrange nice lodging for guests. During the journey, you'll stay in clean, pleasant tea houses with good meals. Simple rooms have narrow beds. Family-run resorts are wonderful for meeting Nepalese people. In Nepalese culture, a guest is like a god, and the tourism industry has helped them make more money. 

    Breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea, coffee, and boiled water are served daily. Delicious, clean food will be served. On summit day, we provide a high-calorie, high-altitude meal. In addition to your Sherpa guide, you'll have a crew of porters and a cook.

    In its most basic form, the strategy entails hiking and climbing for 12–13 hours. We only need two days to climb, but we've built in an extra day just in case the forecast calls for severe weather. If that happens, we won't have to worry about the extra day. The climb can be done in two days, at which point the climber can go back to Kyanjin Gompa.

    Yala Peak climbing trails run through some of Nepal's most beautiful Langtang area vistas. As you move from subtropical forests to remote, rocky terrain, you can expect to be pushed both physically and mentally. Lower-level trekking pathways can be damp, muddy, slippery, rocky, sandy, and snowy above 3000 meters. Prepare for any and all weather conditions. Tibetan Buddhism is the reason why most places in this area have colorful prayer flags, chortens, and clean monasteries. Yala Peak climbing in the Langtang region is just fantastic, rewarding a diverse culture, the local people (mainly Tamang), and their lifestyle with ever-changing views and scenery every day.

     

    It's important to be well-protected when trekking and climbing. You require travel insurance for any trekking or climbing in Nepal's Himalayas. Before starting the Yala Peak Climb, make sure that your insurance includes high-altitude evacuations in case of accidents or altitude illness. Nepal requires a special kind of travel insurance that covers medical care, emergency rescue, injuries, lost luggage, and liability. Ensure that your insurance covers all Nepal-related activities. Yala Peak Climbing is at a height of more than 5,000 meters, so the policy should cover the trek. 

     

    The climb of Yala Peak can be accomplished at any time of the year. When picking a season and month to visit Langtang, think about the temperatures, the amount of rain, and other weather conditions. Autumn (September–November) is the best time to climb Yala Peak. Nepal's trekking season is post-monsoon. Spring (March-May) is a good time to climb after the fall. Autumn and spring offer temperate weather and excellent hiking and climbing conditions in Langtang. Winter climbing is possible, although weather conditions can be severe.

     

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