Yala Peak Climbing

Destination
Nepal
Activity
Trekking
Accomodation
Guest House/ Lodge/camping
Region
Peak Climbing | North Nepal Expedition
Start / End Point
Kathmandu/Kathmandu
Duration
10 Nights and 11 Days
Max. Altitude
5520 meters
Meals Included
(Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek
Group Size
2-30
Nature of Trek
Tea house to camping trekking
Best Season
March to May and September to November
Trip Code
YPC-LVT
Activity Per Day
6-8 hrs
Grade
Challenging

Overview

Assorted under the climbing peak in Nepal by the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA), the Yala peak is counted as one of the easiest peaks to climb in Nepal. With an altitude of 5520 meters, the peak doesn’t demand any prior experience in climbing and trekking.

Also, the peak offers an idyllic experience for beginners who are about to initiate their climbing carrier. Yala peak climbing combined with the Langtang Valley trek will grant us an opportunity to explore various monasteries, Gompas, Chortens, and an amazing feeling of being at the top of the Himalayas.

The trail to the peak will pass through lush vegetation, forests, several monasteries and Gompas, and various Tibetan-influenced settlements. So, we get to witness the traditional culture of the Tibetan-dominated natives. Also, the Langtang region will savour us with a rich biodiversity of flora and fauna, glaciers, and religiously significant lakes. Also, the landscapes and scenery witnessed along the trails and the mesmerizing and enchanting views of the high Himalayas will take our breath away during this journey.

Furthermore, the summit of Yala Peak will embrace us with a soul-stirring and breathtaking grand view of the high Himalayas such as Langtang Lirung, Lenpo Gang, Dorje Lakpa, and the great Sishapangma lying on the Tibetian side. Sishapangma is the lowest-altitude peak among the fourteen eight-thousanders peaks. Yala Peak can be considered one of the most popular low-altitude climbing peaks in the whole Langtang region. 

Though the climb is non-technical and doesn’t necessitate any prior experience in climbing, the trails leading to the summit demand high physical fitness and stamina. Furthermore, we must have a basic idea and knowledge to use climbing kits like ropes, crampons, axe, etc. Similarly, the expedition can be concluded as fairly safe and easy as the probability of Acute Mountain Sickness (ACM) or altitude sickness is very low. However, mounting with the guide is highly recommended and having travel insurance is a must.

HIGHLIGHTS
    • We will pass through various villages, forests, rhododendron-filled hills, lakes, and glaciers.
    • The majority of the villages throughout the Langtang region recite Tibetan culture.
    • The top of Yala peak will welcome us with a majestic and expansive view of the Himalayas such as Langtang Lirung, Lenpo Gang, Dorje Lakpa, and the great Sishapangma.
    • The climb is non-technical and one of the easiest climbs in comparison to other climbing peaks.
    • Yala Peak is an optimal peak for beginners who are about to summit other higher peaks.
    • The climb can be combined with the Langtang Trek.

Best Time for the Yala Peak Climbing

    Same as any other climbing peak, the prime and optimal time for climbing and trekking in Nepal Yala Peak is the Spring season ( March to May), and Autumn Season ( September to November). The weather during this time of the year is mostly clear and expects very minimal rainfall. Moreover, the temperatures are neither too hot nor too cold.

    However, the same cannot be said for winter and monsoon seasons. The temperature during the winter plunges to minus whereas the trails are muddy and slippery during the monsoon. Furthermore, the weather is very unpredictable and mostly covered by fog so, the views of the astounding Himalayas will be hampered.

     

How Hard is Yala Peak Climbing?

Climbing Yala Peak is a fairly easy climb. Anyone with good physical fitness, stamina and a general idea about the usage of climbing tools like crampons, axe, ropes etc can easily surmount this peak. Furthermore, the trails are non-technical and don’t demand a former experience in peak climbing fields.

The risk of getting altitude sickness ie evergreen present in the high Himalayas however, the chances are very slim. Similarly, completing the climb with experienced guides and climbers will make it even safer and easier. Also, travel insurance is very mandatory during trekking or climbing the Himalayas. Likewise, a prior experience of trekking to higher altitudes will help to boost our confidence and regular exercises before the ascension will bolster our probability of summiting the peak.

Permits for Yala Peak Climbing:

Unlike other peaks of the Everest region, Yala Peak Climbing can be mounted without a climber's permit. However, we need to pay for the permits and TIMS for our entry to Langtang National Park. The government of Nepal imposes US$ 30 per person as a permit cost for the Langtang National Park and US$ 10 per person as a TIMS fee.

But there is nothing to worry about as all the permits and other related local taxes and fees are managed by the trekking and climbing agencies.

Food and Accommodation during Yala Peak Climbing

Most of our nights are spent in tea houses so, the lodgings and foods are not the main issues. However, we may have to stay in a tent at the Yala Base Camp and for that, we have to carry all the tools required for camping and dry food. Similarly, we can taste the favourable local cuisines of the Langtang region. 

Yala Peak Climbing Itinerary

The itinerary for peak climbing is customizable and can be modified to fit the interests and time of the climbers. However, it is fairly inapplicable for group climbers. So, the changes can be made possible only if all the members of the group agree.

Also, guides and porters are very necessary during this expedition. Climbing solo is highly risky.

Yala Peak Climbing Photo

  1. day 1

    Day 1: Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1462 m)

  2. day 2

    Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2500 m)

  3. day 3

    Lama Hotel to Langtang Village (3307 m)

  4. day 4

    Langtang Village to Kyanjin Gompa (3798 m)

  5. day 5

    Acclimatization at Kyanjin Gompa

  6. day 6

    Kyanjin Gompa to Yala Base Camp (4940 m)

  7. day 7

    Rest and Practise Day

  8. day 8

    Summit to the top of Yala Peak (5520 m) and Back to Kyanjin Gompa

  9. day 9

    Kyanjin Gompa to Ghodatabela

  10. day 10

    Ghodatabela to Syabrubesi

  11. day 11

    Drive from Syabrubesi to Kathmandu

Yala Peak Climbing Route Map

everest base camp trek map

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

    • An experienced English-speaking Trekking/expedition Guide (Govt. registered), Cook, and Assistant Climbing Guide (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide).

    • Porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter)

    • High-quality North Face or Mountain Hardware or similar sleeping tent, kitchen, dining, toilet tents, mattresses, and kitchen equipment during the climb

    • Full meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) followed by a cup of Tea/Coffee during the trek and climb.

    • Safe Drinking water

    • One-hour Trekker's Massage upon completion of the trek

    • All mountain accommodation (Last night private room with independent bathroom/hot showers in Pokhara.)

    • A comprehensive medical kit

    • Company T-Shirt and Broacher

    • Trekking equipment, such as a down-filled sleeping bag and duffel bag

    • Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali Restaurant

WHAT'S EXCLUDED

  • Expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like natural disasters, political disturbance, strikes, changes in government regulations

  • Personal Climbing Gear ( like Climbing Boot, Crampons, Ice Axe, Jummer, Harness set, Carabineer, Figure 8, Tap Sling )

  • Personal climbing guide, if requested

  • Deserts (cakes, bakes, and pies)

  • Any packed food and snacks

  • Additional Hot Drinks/Bottled drinks

  • Boiled/mineral water

  • Electronic device re-charge/Hot shower/Wi-Fi

  • Personal nature & Laundry expenses

  • Travel insurance and evacuation insurance (strongly recommended)

  • Tips and Gratitude to the trekking crew

  • Anything that is not mentioned in the 'Cost Included' section

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