Yala peak climbing

Duration: 12 Days
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trip Style: Hiking and Trekking/climbing
  • Food: Full Board Plan
  • Group Size: 1+
  • Max Elevation: 5055m.
  • Airfare Included: No
  • Tour Customizable: Yes
  • Best Season: Spring & Autumn

Yala Peak is a perfect introduction to mountaineering in Nepal and also gives you a chance to explore the Langtang valley. Located in the Langtang region near the Tibetan border, Yala Peak is one of the lower trekking peaks of Nepal. Thus compared to other trekking peaks, the climb to Yala Peak is considered to be an easy and a non-technical climb.

Trek to Yala peak begins with 8-9 hour drive to Dhunche or Syabrubesi from Kathmandu. The trail passes through Langtang Valley, a beautiful valley located just thirty kilometres north of Kathmandu. The valley is surrounded by Langtang Lirung which is the highest peak in this region. On your way, you will pass through the sub-tropical jungle, dense forest of oak, birch and pine, alpine meadows and yak pastures. The Langtang forest looks extra exquisite in the spring when the tree orchids and vibrant rhododendrons are in full bloom. This forest is also home to endangered animals such as Red Pandas, Himalayan Black Bear, Wild boar and Langur monkeys.

The trail after crossing the Langtang valley heads to Kyanjin Gompa where you will make camp. This place offers the first view of Yala Peak which lies towards the north. In Kyanjin, you can visit an old Buddhist monastery, Kyanjin Gompa and a Cheese factory which produces the famous Yak Cheese of Nepal, which in taste is similar to Parmesan Cheese. From Kyanjin Gompa, it takes two to three days to reach the summit after crossing Yala and building a base camp at the top of Tsergo Ri. The climb towards Yala Peak is straightforward. From the base camp, you will get a panoramic view of Naya Kang, Tserko Ri, Yala Peak and Gangchenpo.

Once you reach the summit, you will be astounded to see the excellent view that it offers of several peaks including Langtang, Lirung, Langsisha Ri, Dorjee Lhakpa, and Gangchenpo. Mt Shishapangma which is located in Tibet and also the smallest of the 14 eight thousand above mountains can also be viewed from atop Yala Peak, from where you will also be able to see other Tibetan mountains. It truly feels like being in a paradise, surrounded by calm snow-capped mountains.

Majority of the inhabitants of the area belong to the Tamang and Sherpa ethnic group. These people are warm, kind and religious. Bearing a close resemblance to Tibetans in terms of physical features, culture and tradition, they also speak a similar language.

Outline Itinerary

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Day 01: Kathmandu 1,300m-Dhunche 1,900m-Syabru Bensi 1,700m.

Early morning the bus leave from the side of Kathmandu takes about 8 hrs drive to Syabru Bensi. Bus goes through the National Park with out horn and the road is not too bad. Over night at Guest House.

  • B/L/D

Syabru Bensi is the inhabited by Tamang and Sherpa people. Syabru Bensi is also the get way to Tibet Kerung which takes about 4hrs walking. Your trek follows the Langtang Khola and walking gradually up hill through the Rhododendron forest to Banboo. This trails is famous for Red Panda and Langur.Over night at Guest House.

  • B/L/D

Trails goes gradually up through the rain forest and facing to the wide valley which is not comperable with any part of the trek you ever done. Slowly you are going to trek above the tree lines. Lang tang Lirung is smailing at you and at the same time feel the Micro climate over there. Over night at Guest House.

  • B/L/D

Very short day to hike but remarkable. Monastery,Mane,chorten,Prayer flage,Yak,Cheese factory and mountain range makes your trek more unforgettable. Over night at Guest House.

  • B/L/D

Rest day at Kyanjin Gompa and day hike Tsekuri Ri which offers all entire range of mountain including Ganesh Himal and Lang tang lirung 7,230m.

We are walking above the tree lines and crossing some glacier and yak huts.Over night at Tented camp.

Optional day for weather/Physical condition and so on. Climbing preperation day.

You do not need to be really fit for the climbing as this is a training peak for your mountaineering. After summiting you will trek to Kyanging Gumba and over night at Guest House.

You are trekking back to Lama hotel is also pleasant walking as you are facing to the southern area and looking at the missing views which you may left on the way up.Mostly you are trekking through the pine,chir and Rhododendron forest to Lama Hotel. Over night at Guest.

We are trekking back till land slide and the path ascends through the forest. This is seep up hill until you arrive Syabru village Over night at Guest house.

This village is famouse for their culture and mountain view as well as tibetan village in distance. Walking through the Jungel, listening the noise from the silence and passing few monastery to Dhunche.

Dhunche is the distric head quators of Rasuwa where most of the modern facilities are available. Bus/jeep/van/car drive to kathamndu.

What's included

  • Experience English speaking Guide.
  • Full equipped porter.
  • Insurance of guide and porters.
  • All meals while in the trek.
  • All land transport.
  • All over night accommodation.
  • Langtang National Park entry fees.
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System).
  • All climbing gears.
  • Climbing Sherpa guide.
  • Climbing permit.
  • Airport pick up and drop.
  • Safe Drinking Water.
  • All kind of Drinks and personal expenses.
  • Clients personal Insurance and Tips.
  • Emergency evacuation by Helicopter, Airport tax and custom clearance and visa.
  • Alternative transportation in case of heavy rain, landslide, strike, road blockade etc.