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  • Duration 13 Days

What To Expect

  • Yala Peak Summit
  • Langtang Valley
  • Views of Langtang Lirung, Sishapanga, Dorje Lakpa, and others
  • Tibetan culture and tradition

A small Yala Peak is a fabulous mountain located on the northern side of Kathmandu. It is situated nearby the Tibetan border with an altitude of 5500 m above sea level. This peak is the perfect and safest climbing destination in Nepal that belongs to the Langtang region.
Only a physically and mentally fit person can summit Yala Peak. It does not require any previous trekking and climbing experience because it is a non-technical mountaineering peak. So, it is preferable for novice trekkers too.
It’s a Yala Peak Langtang package. It includes two different activities in a single itinerary such as Langtang trekking and Yala Peak Climbing. The former is one of the beautiful regions with ethnic Tamang communities. Their hospitality is admirable. They follow the Tibetan culture. While the latter offers panoramic views of towering peaks.
Yala Peak is popular as a viewpoint for seeing the spectacular mountain views including Langtang and Sisapanga Himal. The former mountain lies in Nepal while the latter is situated in Tibet over 8000 meters above sea level. 
From the summit of Yala peak, you can observe the panoramic and soaring mountainous sceneries like Langtang Lirung on the west. Yansa Tsenji (6500m), Shishapangma, Nepal- Tibet border, Langshisa Ri (6800m), and the Morimoto Peak (6750m) on the east. 
The Peak Yala is located in the Langtang region of Nepal. So, the trail goes through the Langtang National Park in the beginning. You can explore the beautiful Langtang Himal ranges and other neighboring peaks during trekking. The natural floras and the rare faunas are other features of this Langtang region. Blue pine, oak, birch, rhododendron, and others come under the former while the latter includes musk deer, Himalayan Thar, Ghoral, Himalayan black bear, langur monkeys, red panda, and the snow leopard.
Most of the residents of this region are Tamang. It is an ethnic tribe in Nepal, but the Tamangis of this area follow the Tibetan culture. They can even speak the Tibetan language for trading their goods. This region is more populated when compared to other trekking destinations like the Everest base camp and the Annapurna base camp. It covers various glaciated lakes including beautiful Gosaikunda lake, numerous mountains, and high peaks like Yala Peak.
This Langtang region is known only after the expedition of Bill Tilman and Peter Lloyd in 1949 when they discovered the peak, named as Yala Peak. 
The question always arises in the mind of every trekker why choose the Yala Peak climbing in Nepal as there are other popular trekking and climbing destinations like Everest base camp. Because it is very close to the Kathmandu valley and is the cheapest and easiest climbing destination in Nepal. The climbers do not need to pay the expensive amount for the local plane. They do not need to face the tiring bus riding as well. 
Besides, Yala Peak meets certain conditions such as it is an easy and non-technical climbing destination. It is the perfect destination for those who have their first expedition to Nepal Himalayas and also for trekkers who already engage in simple trekking activity in Nepal but have a strong desire to summit the peaks to see them closer and original mountain views. 
Only a seven-hour of road drive from Kathmandu takes you to Syaphru Besi. It is a trekking starting point, that lies in the Langtang region. 
The next day, trekking begins and follows the Langtang Valley trekking route. This trail goes on through the sub-tropical forest of Langtang National Park in the beginning. You may see some rare animals as well.
As the trail moves up, the green forests become thinner to thinnest, and finally, there would not be any appearance of any greenery. Then the trail leads you to the widened area. 
It is a Langtang Valley, equally a wonderful place. This valley touches the border between Nepal and Tibet. It is rich in Tibetan tradition and culture. It offers magnificent Himalayan views such as Langtang Lirung (7,246m), Dorje Lakpa (6990m), Lenpo Gang (7083m), Shishapangma mountain, and many other climbed and unnamed mountains added more beauty to this region. 
The continual ascending through the pasture takes you to the meadows of Khyanjin. 
Kyanjin Gompa at 3970 meters altitude is the last settlement of this trekking. It is an ancient Buddhist monastery site. You can explore more chortens on the way while going to Kyanjin where you will have a day for acclimatization. And this day can be spent by hiking to Kyanjin Ri with an elevation of 4350 meters. You can uncover the majestic snow-capped peaks' views from its summit.
Passing through the lush jungle of rhododendron, farmland, villages, rivers, and forest of bamboo you will reach the elegant Yala peak. It is closer to the border between Tibet and Nepal. It is located on the northeast side of Kyanjin Gompa. It takes two days to complete the climbing from this place. You will spend your night in a tent for two days at the High camp of this peak Yala. 
During winter, the terrain of Yala Peak may be full of snow, but it is not difficult. You just need to be careful and alert while walking. Due to the heavy snowfall, it may require a rope for climbing. However, the route is marked usually, so you can climb by following such marked routes. It is non-technical climbing, but you need to learn about the using style of some equipment like a crampon and axe and our climbing guide will definitely teach you before you mountaineering
While trekking to the Yala Peak Base Camp (4800m), you will witness Kyanjin, the beautiful Yala glacier that meets the meadow, and the south face of Yala Peak to the south-western side of you. Then the actual Yala Peak climbing begins. Though it is a descending walk for some times in between climbing, it is considered an ascending walk totally on boulders.
After summiting the top of the Yala peak, the trail descends from the Upper Langtang Valley and follows the previous route to Syaphrubesi and also retraces the same roadways to Kathmandu.
At last, Yala Peak Climbing is an excellent activity for mountaineering beginners.

Itinerary
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Yala Peak Climbing Itinerary

Yala Peak Climbing Itinerary includes two different activities in a single itinerary such as Langtang Valley Trek and the Yala Peak Climbing itself. From the first day of your trip, Syaphrubesi displays beautiful mountain views.

For more, please go through the Yala Peak Climbing detailed itinerary. We also add the Kathmandu sightseeing activity to this package on request.

  • Maximum Altitude1350 m

After your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, one of our representatives come to pick you up and transfer you to the hotel.

  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude1503 m

It takes almost 6 hours by private vehicle to reach Syabhrubesi. It is a small city in the Nuwakot district. It’s a trekking starting point as well. After reaching there, you can walk around it for stretching the bones. During driving, you can see the views of farmland, greeneries, and so on.

  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude2400 m

Today is the trekking starting day. So, the trail goes to the eastern part of the valley in the beginning and follows the Ridge of the Bhotekoshi River. It goes ahead through the subsequent settlement and the bamboo village and reaches Lama Hotel. The bamboo village is popular for the red panda.

  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude3430 m

In the beginning, the trail goes ahead and reaches Langtang Khola. It goes up high above this Khola through the pink and red rhododendron forest as well as the hemlock and oak. It passes the Ghodatable and finally reaches Langtang Village.

  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude3830 m

Langtang Valley is the most exploited trekking area since the earthquake of 2015. So, we can look around it first and start the trekking to Khyanjin Gompa. In the beginning, our trekking would be greeted by the mani walls. You can feel the air becoming thinner and thinner whilst the mountain views become clear and clear. Finally, you can reach Khyanjin Gompa.

  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude3830 m

This is a day to be acclimatized properly. So, you will have a hike to the very walls of Langtang Lirung. After descending, you can look around the Khyanjin Gompa.

  • AccommodationTent
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude4600 m

It’s almost 6 hours of walking. It starts early in the morning in order to have complete relaxation.

  • AccommodationTent
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude4600 m

Today early in the morning our climbing starts. It takes almost 9 hours to finish the trip. It goes along moderately steep in the beginning and steeply goes up without any technical Challenges. After reaching the top, you can have plenty of time to click the picture and descend down by following the previous way.

During the climbing hour, your safety is our main concern. Our most experienced local climbing guides help to climb up and down throughout the entire climbing procedure.

  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude3830 m

The trek goes down to Khyanjin Gompa by retracing the route.

  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude2400 m

On this day also, we retrace the route to Lama Hotel. While returning, you can observe the views through the descending angle.

  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude1503 m

The trail goes down to Syaphrubesi by following the previous ways and ends the trekking.

  • Accommodation3 Star Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Maximum Altitude1350 m

Today, you have the same drive to Kathmandu in a private vehicle. You can have a seat just opposite to the previous seat. It helps to explore the views from the next side of the window.

  • MealsBreakfast

This is the last day of your tours in Nepal. So, our staff leaves you at the International Airport of Kathmandu almost 3 hours before your flight time.

Not satisfied with this regular itinerary?

Are you interested in planning a custom trip? Feel free to contact us.

Inclusions
Cost Includes
  • International airport pick-up and drop-off services by private vehicle
  • Private transportation for going from Kathmandu to Syaphrubesi to Kathmandu
  • Langtang National Park Fees
  • Nepal government-licensed English-speaking climbing guide
  • Accommodation during trekking
  • Tent-based accommodation while climbing
  • Three times meals during trekking and climbing
  • Seasonal fruits
  • Sleeping bag and down jacket if necessary
  • All the government taxes
  • Farewell dinner after completing the trip

Note: We can arrange the hotel in Kathmandu as well as the sightseeing tour as per your request.

Cost Excludes
  • Nepal Arrival Visa cost
  • Travel Insurance
  • Porter
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Tips for guide
  • All kinds of drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Other things not mentioned in the 'Cost Includes' section
Things to Know

YALA PEAK EMERGENCY AND EVACUATION

Yala Peak climbing is not as strenuous as other destinations. So, the incident may happen rarely. However, no one knows what will happen. So, if anything like an injury happens, you will get the Helicopter evacuation. And our guide will take care of you till the arrival of the Helicopter. 
But you must do the travel insurance and it must cover the Helicopter rescue cost in case of emergency.  If the case is not too much serious, your team will take you to the nearest clinic or government hospital. The horses are used as a means of transportation.
Besides, in case of altitude sickness, you will be taken down to the lower elevated places. Otherwise, Helicopter evacuation is the option.
Moreover, it will be the responsibility of the climbing crews in case of casualty. So, they move the casualty to the safest Helicopter landing place.
Yala Peak Climbing section
While talking about the climbing section, it is neither a hard nor an easy summit. Because you do not require to learn the climbing skills and techniques for the Yala Peak climbing. But it is a perfect destination for those who are preparing to do the mountaineering of other highest mountains in Nepal. 
As Yala Peak is situated at an altitude of 5500 meters, the oxygen level may be lower, but you do not need to wear an oxygen mask. So, it is necessary to use extra effort and energy.
Making your body fully hydrated and keeping a slow pace while walking would be best for tackling the higher altitude sickness.
Before climbing to Yala Peak, you will be taught how to walk on crampons and rope. Our guide will teach you in a very comfortable way.

Our Support Team

You will have a trek with our qualified and government-lisenced guide. They are experienced in higher-altitude trekking and expedition.
We only send healthy, strong, and friendly porters to the expedition. We make the insurance of all the porters and guides in the event of an accident or need for repatriation.
Regarding trip preparation and support, we always keep in touch with you from your arrival to your departure. Our trekking crews are very friendly and knowledgeable, so they will give you sufficient time to discuss about your preferences during the trip.
Our company is financially protected and insured, so your money will be safe and secured. Therefore, you do not need to be worried about your trip plan.
At last, we will provide you with all the support and advice that you need prior to this trip to Yala Peak.

Yala Peak Permit

For submitting the Yala Peak, you do not require the permit. You can climb this peak without a permit. But you need to buy the Langtang National Park Permits and TIMS card because the trail goes through the Langtang National Park areas.

Food and Water

Foods in the mountain mostly consist of a carbohydrate-rich diet.  You will get your breakfast and dinner in the lodge where you spent your night, but the lunch will be taken en route while trekking.
Normally, typical Nepalese meal like Rice, Curry, Daal, and Pickle is available throughout the Langtang region. But you can get the meals like Western, Chinese, as well as Indian there. 
Usually, you can get fresh meat and fish in the lower elevation. On the other hand, non-vegetarian foods can also be found in the higher elevation, but may not be fresh in all the teahouses. So, we recommend you to not eat meat in high-altitude places. 
Regarding the drinking water, we advise you to drink only boiled water or use water purification tablets to purify the normal water of the mountain region. But we strongly suggest you to not use plastic bottles and encourage the trekkers to be eco-friendly.
At last, the beverages like the bakery, tea, coffee, milk, beer, soft drinks, local drinks, hard drinks, and others can be found there. And the price of these things goes up with the rise of elevation.

Accommodation 

Before summiting at Yala Peak, you will spend your night in a tent at the High Camp. One tent is estimated for two climbers. And you need to have your own warm sleeping bags. The camping hour would be for two days. The camps will be set up by the porters and the guide. You can get everything like meals there in the tent. On the summit day, you will get a packed lunch of high-calorie foods. 

The other rest days during the trekking will be spent at the local tea houses. The lodges are run by the local residents. You will be provided the twin-sharing basis rooms with a mattress, pillow, and blanket. It is a basic room without A/C. So, it would be better to take your own sleeping bag to make your body warmer.
The toilet is located outside of the room. It is a traditional restroom on the basis of sharing.

Due to the flourishment of tourism, the teahouses in the Langtang region are gradually improving their infrastructure day by day. During trekking, you will spend your nights in a teahouse. It is like a lodge where you can sleep well.  The teahouse provides a simple room usually with two beds, pillows, and blankets, and without A/C. You can get an attached bathroom room in the lower elevated places while the attached bathrooms will not be there in the higher elevated places. You may need to share a toilet, it is like a traditional restroom, located outside of the room. But in some teahouses, there are the facilities of western toilets. 

Regarding the shower, you can get the hot shower water in a bucket and it would cost extra in high-altitude places.

At last, the cost of accommodation is included in the Yala peak climbing trip cost. Rising Adventure arranges the most comfortable accommodation as much possible as we can.

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is the most important thing on every travel. It helps you financially when you get an emergency like the loss of baggage, liability, and medical treatment. Because you are going to the high altitude trekking areas and there may be the chance of getting high altitude sickness or getting some accidents due to unforeseen contingencies while trekking or climbing, though, Yala Peak is not a difficult climbing route. Sometimes, you need helicopter evacuations as well and it is very expensive to hire a helicopter. So, if you do the travel insurance, it can cover the cost of such evacuation. 

Climbing Difficulty

Climbing to Yala Peak is not a hard job. It is a small peak with just an elevation of 5550 meters above sea level. The route to the summit is mostly scrambling on the rocky trail. Then the trek goes up straightforwardly till the top of Yala Peak. So, it is the easiest mountaineering peak. 
Though it is a teahouse trek, you need to spend your two nights in a tent in the Yala Peak Base Camp because there are no lodges. And everything including meals will be served there.

What to Pack for Yala Peak Climbing?

You need to pack a bit heavy bag for climbing while comparing to the trekking backpack. But, it would be better to pack your stuff in two bags. One will be a day pack and another is a heavy pack. The former bag will be carried by yourself which is full of your essential things like your passport, money wallet, travel documents, water bottle, and the light things that you need during the day.
On the other hand, the latter bag will be packed for the porter who carries your heavy bag, full of trekking and climbing equipment, clothes, boots, and other things.
Besides, the backpack must be packed on the season based. Some of the lists of the Yala Peak climbing equipment are as follows;

  • Large Duffle Bag
  • Waterproof Jacket and trousers
  • Down Jacket
  • Expedition Jacket
  • Gaiters
  • Trekking trousers and shorts, Tshirts, shirts
  • Fleece tops
  • Base layer tops and bottoms
  • Thin and thick socks
  • Warm hat and sunhat
  • Warm gloves
  • Sunglasses UV protection
  • Mountaineering BA-graded boots to accommodate crampons
  • Trekking boots and hut shoes
  • Warm Sleeping bag (can be rented)
  • Camping Thermarest mat for camping only
  • Walking poles
  • Head torch & spare batteries
  • Water Bottle
  • Crampons (can be rented)
  • Mountaineering harness (can be rented)
  • Walking axe (can be rented)
  • Karabiners and slings (can be rented)
  • Wash Kit 
  • First Aid Kit
  • Towels, etc.

How fit it is needed to climb Yala Peak?

The climbing to Yala Peak is very enjoyable. It is an easy climbing destination when compared to other peaks like Island peak, Mera peak, and others. 
Of course, altitude is a considered part of this mountaineering. But having proper acclimatization assists you to reduce the risk of higher altitude.
From the base camp of Yala Peak, the climbing starts. You need to begin this climbing to Yala Peak before the winds come. It is steeper up to 700 meters and the crampons, a rope, and an ice axe will be used to ascend this way.
Every climber may get tired after climbing with a rope at high elevated places, but managing the pace between each other climbers would be safer and good teamwork.
So, a physically fit and healthy body would be beneficial for submitting the Yala Peak.

Yala Peak Climbing FAQs
  • The beautiful Yala is located in the Langtang region of Nepal. The Peak is close to the Tibetan border and northeast of Kyanjin Gompa in the Langtang Valley. It lies at an elevation of 5,500 m (18,000 feet) above sea level.  It is considered a vantage point from where Shishapangma, 013 m (26,289 feet), can be clearly seen. The peak can be climbed in two days from Kyangin Gompa using a high base camp at 4800m.

  • Like other parts of Nepal, the Langtang region also experience four distinct season summer, autumn, Spring, and Winter. Among all of these seasons, autumn and spring are considered the best time for Yala Peak Climbing.  Because the weather and temperature of the Langtang region are very favorable during these seasons. During this time the region offers a suitable environment for trekking and peak climbing expeditions.

  • Talking about the difficulty of Yala peak climbing, it is non-technical and easy, yet adventurous. However, unpredictable weather can bring more challenges for trekkers. Similarly, the snow on the way to Yala makes it tougher to summit the peak. Thus, to climb the peak, one must have good physical fitness and little climbing experience. 

  • In Nepal, there are several other peaks to climb such as Mera peak, Island peak, Gokyo Ri, and so many others. Among all of these Yala Peak is one of the most loved and climbed. Because the peak rewards the jaw-dropping views of beautiful mountains and many others. Not only that there are some reasons why one should visit and climb Yala peak once in their lifetime. 

    ⦁ Remarkable sights of Mt. Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Dorje Lakpa, Langtang Lirung, Ganjala Range, Lenpo Gang, Shishapangma, and other mountains may be seen.

    ⦁ While trekking towards the Yala peak you will see stunning glacier lakes.

    ⦁ Explore the Local Tibetan or Bhotiya culture and cuisine.

    ⦁ Sightseeing at Kyanjin Gompa, the oldest Tibetan Buddhist Gompa in the Langtang region.

    ⦁ Rich Langtang National Park

  • Speaking of the average cost of the Yala peak trek then it starts at 1500 USD. However, the price fluctuates depending upon the company's price quote's inclusion and exclusion details. But one thing is certain: local trekking firms in Nepal charge significantly less for Yala mountain climbing than foreign companies.

  • You need to buy a Langtang National Park Entry permit, and a TIM card only. Apart from that, there is no need for another permit to climb Yala peak. 

  • Yes! The Yala peak is the perfect peak for the beginner and is said an unspoiled peak for learning proper techniques with an ice ax, crampons, ascending/descending fixed ropes, and performing crevasse rescue. Compared to other peaks is relatively simple and non-technical as we said before. 

  • Normally, people climb Yala peak in two days following Kyanjin Gompa along a high base camp at 4800m. However, some people climb in a single day. Many people climb this peak before climbing Ganja La Chuli (5844 m).

  • Following a 6-7 hour journey through the countryside, you will reach Dhunche and then you will gradually ascend by Langtang National Park to Thulo Syabru. Then, you will trek to Kyangjin Gompa. At Kyangjin you can enjoy the calm surroundings, verdant luxuriant vegetation, birds' chattering, flora-fauna, occasionally even wildlife, and snow-covered mountains. Afterward, a gradual ascent through a green river several leads you up to a number of high passes, where you will reach an altitude of 5416m. Now, in the early morning, you can start your peak ascending.

  • As we said before the summit of the peak is at an elevation of 5000m and is covered with snow. While in the case of rope, yes the fixed rope might greatly help while ascending the peak. 

  • Packing for Yala peak climbing mishaps ranges from inconvenient to disastrous, but most are preventable. Thus, we have formed this ultimate packing list to help you pack well for this trek. 

    1. Clothes:  Sweater, pair of socks, pair of T-shirts, shoes

    2. Hats/ gloves/ coats

    3. Essential toiletries things from toothbrushes, and sanitizer to First-Aid ointment

    4. Miscelincludetems including cellphones, laptops, cameras, and so on.

  • Generally, altitude sickness occurs when someone travels to a high elevation without letting her body adjust to the new altitude. If you’ve ever trekked up a mountain and felt yourself getting nauseous or lightheaded, you may have experienced altitude sickness, also called mountain sickness. There is no knowing who will suffer from this. The sickness doesn’t choose people younger and older. However, if you are suffering from some kind of disease then please avoid the trek. 
    PS: If you are preparing for Yala peak climbing, prepare yourself. 

  • Yes. All visitors to Nepal require travel insurance. It covers emergency medical treatment including COVID-19 and medical repatriation. insurance totally depends upon you if you are traveling with some agency then they will purchase it for you. Or you can buy insurance in your country. We recommend you buy it in your own country. 

  • Yes! You can climb this peak without the help of a guide. but one helper at least is advisable.

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