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Yala Peak Climbing

Overview Yala Peak is a breathtaking mountain located in the Langtang region of Nepal. Standing at an elevation of 5,732 meters (18,806 feet), it offers a thrilling adventure for climbers of varying skill levels. Embarking on a Yala Peak climbing trip also promises an unforgettable experience amidst stunning landscapes and a chance to challenge oneself in the Himalayas. The journey typically begins with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi, a small village in the Langtang Valley. From there, trekkers also follow a picturesque trail through lush forests, terraced fields, and traditional Tamang villages. Along the way, they treat it…


Yala Peak is a breathtaking mountain located in the Langtang region of Nepal. Standing at an elevation of 5,732 meters (18,806 feet), it offers a thrilling adventure for climbers of varying skill levels. Embarking on a Yala Peak climbing trip also promises an unforgettable experience amidst stunning landscapes and a chance to challenge oneself in the Himalayas.

The journey typically begins with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi, a small village in the Langtang Valley. From there, trekkers also follow a picturesque trail through lush forests, terraced fields, and traditional Tamang villages. Along the way, they treat it to awe-inspiring views of towering peaks like Langtang Lirung and Ganesh Himal.

Upon reaching the base camp, climbers undergo necessary acclimatization to adjust to the high altitude. Experienced guides also provide essential mountaineering training and equip participants with technical skills required for the ascent. The climb involves traversing icy slopes, using crampons and ice axes, and employing rope techniques for safety.

Yala Peak: Conquering Heights and Reveling in Majesty

The final ascent to Yala Peak offers a sense of exhilaration and achievement. As climbers reach the summit, they rewarded them with a panoramic spectacle of the Langtang Himalayan range, with peaks like Shishapangma and Dorje Lakpa in the distance. The surrounding glaciers and alpine scenery create a truly mesmerizing backdrop.

After basking in the glory of reaching the peak, climbers descend back to the base camp and continue their trek back to Syabrubesi. The return journey allows for reflection on the awe-inspiring adventure, and trekkers can soak in the natural beauty of the Langtang Valley once more.

It is essential to undertake the Yala Peak climbing trip with a reputable trekking agency that ensures safety and provides experienced guides. Prior trekking experience is beneficial but not mandatory, as long as participants prefer physical fitness and mentally prepared for the challenges of high-altitude climbing.

Conclusion and Summary

In conclusion, a Yala Peak climbing trip is a thrilling and rewarding experience that combines trekking through stunning landscapes with the challenge of reaching a Himalayan summit. It offers a unique opportunity to immerse oneself in the beauty of the Langtang region while pushing personal limits and creating lasting memories.

Trip Highlights

  • Yala Peak (5,500m) climbing
  • Langtang village inhabited by ethnic Tamangs
  • Stunning views of Langtang Lirung(7246m), Langtang Ri (7205m), Shisha Pangma (8,027m), Dorje Lakpa (6990m), Naya Kanga (5,844m) , and so on
  • Trek through lush bamboo and rhododendron forests, majestic waterfalls, and ancient monasteries, including Kyanjin Gompa
  • Experience ethnic Tamang and Gurung hospitality
  • Forests home to endangered red panda
  • Chance to embark on a peak climbing trip with the experienced climbing crew and receive pre-climbing training from a professional guide
  • Climb from Base Camp then conquer one of the easiest, Yala Peak summits, at an elevation of 5,550m/18,208ft
  • Views of Langtang Lirung (7,227m), Dorje Lakpa (6,966m/22,854ft), Sishapangma (8,013m), Ganchenpo (6,378m), Naya Kang (5,846m), Ganesh Himal (7,422m/24,350ft), Tserko Ri (5,033m/16,500ft) peaks from Yala Peak Summit
  • Witness the ancient architecture and history of Nepal with a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square, and Swayambhunath or Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu
  • A scenic drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi and back, with views of mountains, rolling hills, and rivers
  • Interact with the ethnic Tamang community locals in the Langtang Village
  • Follow two predominant rivers in the Langtang region; the Bhote Koshi /Tibet River and Langtang Khola
  • Chance to witness rare fauna in the Langtang National Park, like Red Panda, Wild Boars, Blood Pheasant, Langur Monkeys, and more.
  • Hike up to the Kyangjin Ri (4,773m/ 15,655ft) viewpoint for spectacular Himalayan scenery of Langtang Lirung

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Welcome to the land of the Himalayas, Nepal. Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, meet our team at the terminal. You will be escorted to your hotel in Thamel. After reaching your hotel, take some rest. You can choose to stay at the hotel, or stroll around the Thamel area to explore the evening market. 

Get a taste of authentic Nepali cuisine at night during a welcome dinner where you will get to bond with your climbing team.

Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Kathmandu valley is known for hosting seven UNESCO World Heritage sites. On this day, we will be visiting a few of these sites located within the city. After breakfast, you will meet your guide and drive off to Kathmandu Durbar Square. Explore the ancient palace of the former kings of Nepal. From thereon, the guided tour takes you to the holy Pashupatinath Temple, revered by Hindu pilgrims from all over the world.

From there on, we can proceed to the Monkey Temple/Swayambhunath Stupa, located in the western skirts of the city. You can choose to visit a similar Buddhist Stupa called Boudhanath, situated in the northeastern region of Kathmandu. After the tour, you will discuss the upcoming trip with your team. Clear all your doubts if you have any. Later, check your packing list.

Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.

You will take a drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi after breakfast. The ride will follow the Trishuli River on the Prithvi Highway but will soon head north to the Himalayan foothills. Eventually pass through Trishuli Bazaar, Betrawati, then Dhunche village. Throughout the way, you will come across green hills, swift-flowing rivers, and distant views of mountains. At Dhunche, the permits for the Langtang National Park entrance will be viewed at the entrance checkpoint. 

Further north, you will be offered closer views of snow-clad mountains. Arrive at Syabrubesi after a descend to the valley side. Syabrubesi is a busy residential village that is a beaming hub for treks and tours in Langtang Region. It is entrenched between two hills. Being a pitstop for many trekkers, you will find small shops with all necessities.

Overnight stay at a tea house in Syabrubesi.

Trekking starts from this day onwards as we head to Lama Hotel early after breakfast. You begin your trek into the wilderness as you cross the Bhote Koshi/Tibet River. The route will take you through Bamboo village, a prime habitat for the rare Red Panda. Following a stone-paved main street, you will head out of town over Langtang River then cross a suspension bridge.

Climbing to the lush oak and rhododendron forests, you might spot Langur monkeys jumping from trees. While it is a rarity, you might come across Wild Boars. Through a steep path, ascend gently, then level off to Lama Hotel. After the first day’s trek, enjoy a hot local meal in a teahouse.

Overnight stay at Tea House in Lama Hotel.

The Trail follows Gumanechok, Ghoda Tabela literally meaning the Horse Stable. After this the trail is slightly gradual and beautiful in the valley with the sights of grazing Yaks. Langtang village is one of the very local and old villages along this trekking route and the view from here is more spectacular as we get closer to mountain.

Guesthouse (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

After our breakfast in Langtang village, we endure a short trekking hours and reach Kyanjin Gompa.This place has an ancient Buddhist Monastary and a cheese factory nearby. After our Lunch, you can explore around the Kyanjin Gompa.

Guesthouse (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

With progress in elevation, the oxygen level in the air becomes thin, so the body cannot get accustomed to the sudden change, and results in altitude sickness, where you might experience headaches, vomiting, tiredness, and such. It can all be avoided by taking an acclimatization day, where your body familiarizes itself with the altitude change. As you will see a sudden rise in elevation from hereon, this day has been set for acclimatization and rest.

You can take some rest, have some breakfast, then leave your heavy bags in the tea house and head for a short hike to Kyangjin Ri. It is a ridge behind the village that offers stunning close-up views of the mountains. If you are lucky, the sky may be clear to offer views of Langtang Range. After the ascend, you will take a descend and head back to the village.

Overnight stay at Tea House in Kyangjin Gompa.

Feel the excitement flood you as the day brings you a step closer to realizing the dream of climbing the mighty Yala Peak. The trail gets a little challenging due to the rocky glacial terrain. However, as you reach the base camp, you will be amazed by the closeup views of surrounding peaks of Ganchenpo (6,378m/20,925ft, Jugal Mountain Range), Naya Kang (5,846m/19,179ft), Tserko Ri (5,033m/16,500ft) and the amazing Yala Peak.

Leave your belongings in the camp and head out for pre-climbing training. In advance of tomorrow’s climb, you will receive some guidance on basic climbing techniques from your climbing guide. Your guide will demonstrate tools like Harness, Crampons, Ice Axe, Ascender, Karabiner, and others which will be used on the next day. Then you will also be taught to use rappelling and belaying skills. This training will offer an idea of what you can expect tomorrow and poses as a confidence booster. After the preparation, head to your camp and get some rest as you will have to wake up early in the morning, even before dawn.

Overnight stay at Tented Camp in Yala Peak Base Camp.

As the weather in the mountain region changes drastically during the day, you will have to wake up early in the morning before dawn and head to Yala Peak Summit. If the weather is on our side, then there will not be any interruptions in the climb. The ropes will already be set up by the guide where necessary. In a few hours, you will be pushing to the top of Yala Peak. Watch your steps as the route is covered with heaps of snow. The summit is pretty flat. After the amazing climb through the snowy path, the final step at the Yala Peak Summit is paramount, more than words can define.

Apart from the pride of conquering the peak summit, mountains like Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa, Ganchenpo, Naya Kang, and Tserko Ri will come to full glory with a 360-degree view. You can spot a very narrow ridge above and behind that, the tallest mountain in Tibet; Sishapangma. The vistas are ever so closer than the previous days. Take some pictures and videos for memory. After the soul-stirring experience, descend to the base camp. Drink plenty of warm water and hot soup upon reaching the tent.

Overnight stay at Tented Camp in Yala Peak Base Camp.

Leaving the amazing Yala Peak base camp, you will retrace your steps back to Kyangjin Gompa. The descend is easier than the previous days ascend. Also, after the summit climb, you will have the enthusiasm to briskly walk through the trail and head back to the village. At your tea house, enjoy the local delicacies and drinks with your climbing team.

Overnight stay at Tea House in Kyangjin Gompa.

After our early breakfast in Kyanjing Gompa, we ascend down to Lama hotel.

Guesthouse (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

After having breakfast, retrace your steps back to Syabrubesi village. Bidding farewell to the warm, welcoming, and naturally mesmerizing Langtang region, you will pass the forested hills. You will be passing by the Chilime Hydropower Plant located in Sherpa Gaon. This is a different and challenging route from Rimche, so that it will be fun. As you reach near Syabru village, you will spot locals actively engaged in their daily chores.

Overnight stay at Tea House in Syabru Besi.

Today, you will take a long drive from Syabrubesi village to Kathmandu city. The drive will head to the same route that you came from. Enjoy the wonderful views of snow-capped mountains, rolling hills, waterfalls, swiftly flowing rivers along the way. The road is fairly in good condition so that the drive will be relatively easier. 

After reaching Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel, where you can take a hot shower and relax. In the evening, head out to the streets of Thamel to buy some souvenirs. You can also visit a local pub and enjoy yourself with your newfound friends in Nepal and the climbing team. Enjoy a Farwell dinner, then prepare for your next day’s flight back home.

Overnight stay in Kathmandu.

This day marks the end of your trip here in Nepal. If you wish, you can extend your trip in consultation with our team. After having breakfast, our team will escort you to the airport for your final departure homeward. After the successful trip, you will reminisce the proud moment when you set foot on Yala Peak and the Himalayan scenery from there.

What's Included

In the Above Cost It Includes:
1. Airport Pick-up and Drop Off,
2. Licensed and trained trekking guides,
3. potters for carrying goods and supplies,
4. 4 Nights Accommodation in the 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu with B & B. (Bed
& Breakfast)
5. All accommodation during the trek.
6. All meals and hot beverages during the trek.
7. Transportation to and from trail head.
8. All necessary documents and permits for trekking (where applicable)
9. National Park/Conservation Area entry Permit, Equipment such as tents And Mattresses, Cooking Equipment, Camp site charges, Insurance, and
equipment for the staffs.
10. Coordination of quick Rescue service (Costs covered by your Insurance Plan)
11. Trekking staffs wages etc.
12. 1 hr. trekker massage after your trek.

What's Excluded

Services and Cost Does not Included in Price:
1. International Airfares,
2. Travel/Trekking Insurance,
3. Excess baggage charges More than 16kg and hand bag more than 5 kg in
domestic flights.
4. Visa fees.
5. Airport Departure Taxes.
6. Drinks (Cold and Alcoholic) Rescue charge.
7. Tips for The staffs.
8. Expenses of Personnel nature and Permit and Liaison officer fee (where Applicable.
9. Meals during stay in the Kathmandu.
10. Domestic Ticket Etc.

Trip Information

The climb to Yala Peak typically takes around 15 days and starts with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi. From there, the trekking route passes through beautiful forests, traditional villages, and scenic landscapes before reaching the base camp at Kyanjin Gompa. The base camp offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains, including Langtang Lirung, Gangchempo, Dorje Lakpa, and others.

The climb to Yala Peak requires a good level of physical fitness and some prior climbing experience. The climb is generally non-technical, but climbers must be proficient in the use of crampons and ice axes. The summit day involves an early start and a climb to the summit, which offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and valleys.

Yala Peak climbing is typically organized by trekking and mountaineering companies based in Nepal. These companies provide all the necessary equipment, including tents, food, and climbing gear, as well as experienced guides and porters. Climbing permits are also required and can be obtained from the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA).

Overall, Yala Peak climbing is a challenging and rewarding experience for climbers looking to explore the Langtang region of Nepal and enjoy the stunning beauty of the Himalayas.

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Trip Facts

Duration 21 Day(s)
Activities Mountaineering
Group Size 1 to 20
Best Season March to May, September to November
Start/End Point Kathmandu / Kathmandu
Difficulty Level Challenging
Max Altitude 5800M

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