• Yala Peak Climbing

Yala Peak Climbing

Overview

Trip Facts

  •    Country: Nepal
  •    Trip grade: Easy
  •    Destination: Langtang
  •    Activities: Peak Climbing
  •    Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu, Lodges, teahouse and tented camps on the trekking trails
  •    Maximum altitude: 5500m
  •    Best Season: Autumn(Sep-Nov) and Spring(March-May))

Trip Higlights

Maximum Elevation: 5500m
Start Point: Syabrubesi
End Point:  Syabrubesi
Route: Kathmandu-Syabrubesi-Lama Hotel-Langtang Village-Kyangjin Gompa-Yala Peak Base Camp-Yala Peak Summit-Yala peak Base Camp-Kyangjin Gompa-Lama Hotel-Syabrubesi-Kathmandu
Accommodation: Teahouse, Lodge, Homestays, Hotels
Best season: Autumn and Spring

Trip Information

Yala Peak is the smallest and easily accessible trekking peak in Nepal. Located in a serene ambience of the Langtang region, the peak is the best introductory climbing peak in Nepal. Obviously, some inexperienced trekkers might find the Yala Peak Climbing a bit tricky, but normally it is achievable by all types of trekkers.

On contrast to that of other popular Everest and Annapurna region, the Yala Peak trails in the Langtang region receives few climbers. Therefore a trek on the meandering trails of Yala Peak gives you the awesome experience of being up in the rustic Himalayan Villages. Undoubtedly incredible mountain vistas of Langtang Lirung, Tserko Ri, Dorje Lakpa, and many others are there to astonish you throughout your journey. But what makes this trip more appealing is the Langtang region's proximity with Tibet. The climb to the Yala Peak not only greets you with the Nepalese Himalayas but also gives you the ample opportunity to witness the Tibetan peak of Shishapangma and many other peaks.

In addition, Tibetan influenced culture and tradition is widely noticeable throughout the journey. Inhabited by the ethnic people of Tamang, and Sherpa's, their hospitality is something that you would love to reminisce about for your entire life. Several other monasteries, including the popular Kyangin Gompa monastery, are some of the attractions of the Langtang valley trek and so do the Yala Peak Climb. Further, the local cheese factory at the Kyangin Gompa is no less than any other wonder. It draws the attention of almost all the trekkers visiting this region.

Merely your walk inside the woods of Langtang National Park is enough to soak you up in the Himalayan beauty of Nepal. Diverse species of rhododendrons and other floral plants always lifts your excitement level during the trek. The chirping sound of Himalayan Pheasant and other birds species at the park area never let you feel down. Moreover, the glimpse of musk deer, snow leopards, red panda and several other animals are enough to provide you with the experience of wilderness.

As I have already mentioned that, anyone with a normal fitness level can opt for the Yala Peak Climbing. Thus, if you have the urge for peak climbing in Nepal without having any second thought book this 14 Days Yala Peak Climb Itinerary with us. Below we have listed our itinerary plan for the Yala Peak Climb. However, if you don't find yourself satisfied with that plan, we can customize the itinerary as per your preference. For this, you just have to contact us. Furthermore, if you have any queries regarding this trip do message us. Clearing all your ambiguities we will reply to your all queries as soon as possible.

Short Itinerary

By joining our 14 days Yala Peak Climb Itinerary you will realize that your Yala Peak Climbing Cost is far more affordable.

Day 1: Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu(1350m) and transfer to the hotel

Day 2: Trek Preparation and Side Trip around the UNESCO world heritage site in Kathmandu

Day 3: Kathmandu to Syabrubesi(1650m)Drive

Day 4: Trek from Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel(2470m)

Day 5: Lama Hotel to Langtang Village(3435m) trek

Day 6: Trek from Langtang Village to Kyangjin Gompa(3555m)

Day 7: Rest Day

Day 8: Kyangjin Gompa to Yala Peak Base Camp(4600m)

Day 9: Trek to the Yala Peak Summit(5500m) and return back to the Base Camp

Day 10: Retrace the route back to Kyangjin Gompa from the Yala Peak Base Camp

Day 11: Trek back to Lama Hotel

Day 12: From Lama Hotel, trek back to Syabrubesi

Day 13: Drive back to Kathmandu from Syabrubesi

Day 14: Departure Day

How to reach the Yala Peak Summit?

To vanquish the Yala Peak Summit, you have to first take a drive of around 7hours to reach Syabrubesi from Kathmandu Valley. Syabrubesi is the gateway to most of the trek in the Langtang region of Nepal. Similar to many other treks, our Yala peak Climbing start point is the same Syabrubesi village. Passing through Lama Hotel, Langtang Village, and Kyangjin Gompa the trek takes us to the Yala Peak Base Camp. From the Base Camp, the peak is not so far. Within a day you can conquer the peak summit and return back to the Base Camp. Retracing the route back up to Syabrubesi you can catch the jeep back to Kathmandu from there.

Yala Peak Climb Extensions

Depending upon your desire and time availability you can extend or shorten your Yala Peak Climbing itinerary. If you have not much spare time to spend on the trekking trails of the Langtang region of Nepal, Yala Peak Climb alone is sufficient to experience the wilderness of the Nepalese Himalayas. However, if you are yearning more, you can extend your Yala peak trek with the Gosainkunda Lake trek. Furthermore, Yala peak Climb with Gosainkunda Lake and Helambu Valley is also absolutely possible if you are up for it.

Trekkers with extra days in Nepal can terminate their trekking journey at the Sundarijal. Further, the gateway of the Gosainkunda trek, Sundarijal can also be your trek start point.

Experience required for Yala Peak Climbing

Compared to the other peak climbing like Island peak Climbing and Lobuche Peak Climbing, Yala Peak Climbing is doable for almost everyone. With a good level of fitness, even an amateur climber can conquer the peak easily. Having previous training and climbing experience always comes in handy if you have one. However, if you do not have one, no worries, your will and determination to conquer the Peak are enough to endure every small and big challenge that might come on your way to interrupt your journey.

During the climb itself, your guide will give you the required climbing training.

Accommodation and Food on the trail of Yala Peak Climb

Being traversed by the few trekkers, the accommodation on the trails of the Yala Peak Climbing route is quite basic. Unless you opt to stay under the tented camps, during the trek you can stay on the lodges run by the locals. Normally these lodges have one spacious dining hall. The room here is equipped with twin beds, a mattress, pillows, bed sheets and blankets. Most of the lodges serve you with a hot shower facility, and toilets are mostly of the squat style.

Though you might not find the diverse variety on the food menu, whatever is available is guaranteed to have good quality. Local Nepali food and some western cuisines are served at every lodge. During lunch and dinner time, instead of wasting your money on the western dishes, you better give a try to the Local Nepali Dal Bhat set. Within at least cost, the Dal Bhat set helps you increase your stamina a lot.

Best time for Yala Peak Climbing

Autumn and Spring seasons are considered the best season for climbing Yala Peak. The moderate temperature and stable weather during this season let you grab most of the wonderful aspects of the Langtang region in a more fascinating way. The Autumn month of September, October, and November are there to mesmerize you with the colourful dry leaves all over the trails. Speaking of the Spring, a trek during the month of March, April, and May lets you enjoy the rejuvenating walk amidst the blooming rhododendron forest.

After the freezing cold winter season when you step on the trekking trails of Yala Peak, the warm sun brings up a separate charm at your face. Though the nights are still quite chilly at the higher altitudes, the day's trek lets you absorb the warm sunshine. On top of that, the ridiculously beautiful Himalayan vistas and surrounding atmosphere make your Autumn or Spring trek rewarding and reminiscing.

Yala Peak Climbing Permits

Langtang National Park entry permit and Trekkers Information Management System(TIMS) card are the only permits that are required for Yala peak Climbing in Nepal.

Is there a risk of altitude sickness during the Yala Peak Climb?

As you have to trek above 2500m during the Yala Peak Climb, there is always a chance of getting caught by altitude sickness. Therefore, during the trek, you have to keep yourself hydrated. Taking enough food and proper sleep is also important. Further, maintaining a slow pace and proper acclimatization rest help you a lot to deal with altitude sickness at higher altitudes.

Gears required during the climb to Yala Peak

Normally the climbing guides carry most of the climbing gears like crampons, ice axes and ropes. The list of some other necessary gears that you need to include in your backpack is given below.

Headgears

Headlight, Sunglasses, Sunhat, Woolen Hat

Body

T-shirts, Down Jacket, Fleece Jacket, Windproof Jacket, Waterproof pants, Lightweight cotton Pants, Quick Drying underwears

Feets

Normal Socks, Warm Socks, Comfortable Hiking Boots

Hands

Warm and Normal Gloves

Other Accessories

Sleeping Bags, Water Purifying Pills, Water bottles, Trekking Bag, Trekking Poles, Toiletries, Important Documents(Permits, Insurance Document), Electronic Gadgets, Sunscreen, Lipbalms

Detail Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu(1350m) and transfer to the hotel

As soon as you land at the Kathmandu airport, our representative member will greet you and transfer you to the designated hotel location. Upon reaching the hotel location you can relax for a while. After some time of rest, you can spend your remaining time by strolling around the lively streets of Thamel. Thamel is eminent as the tourist hub of Nepal. Taking away all your tiredness, a stroll around the streets of Thamel makes your 1st day in Nepal cheerful. Overnight stay in a hotel room.

Day 2: Trek Preparation and Side Trip around the UNESCO world heritage site in Kathmandu

It is your second day in Nepal and this day is mainly separated for the trek preparation. With our help, all your paper works will be completed on this day. We will guide you with your backpacking and whatever essential equipment is missing we will help you buy that equipment. After providing brief information about our 14 Days Yala Peak Climb itinerary we will take you for a short tour in the Kathmandu Valley.

This short tour lets you explore some of the UNESCO world heritage sites in Kathmandu Valley. Stay Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 3: Kathmandu to Syabrubesi(1650m) Drive

After the morning breakfast, we will take a drive along the Pasang Lhamu Highway from Kathmandu. Passing through the Trishuli Bazaar, Dunche and many other settlements we will stop at Syabrubesi for our night stay. Filled with splendid mountain vistas and scenic ethereal beauty, the drive today is sufficient enough to make your day more special.

Day 4: Trek from Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel(2470m)

Commencing the trek from Syabrubesi, we will walk along the trail towards Langtang Khola. The trail from Syabrubesi to Langtang Khola let us experience the wonderful uphill and downhill walk amidst the oak and rhododendron forest. Our today's destination is Lama Hotel. Therefore upon reaching the Langtang Khola, we will cross the suspension bridge over the Langtang river before a gradual ascent to the trail towards the Lama hotel.

Day 5: Lama Hotel to Langtang Village(3435m) trek

The walk today is definitely not going to be easy for anyone. A gradual rise towards the mountain of Nepal demands a certain level of energy and endurance. Though the trek today include some difficulty, as we make our way through the forest of vibrant rhododendrons, oak and hemlock we will get astonished throughout the journey. Besides the colourful forest, the presence of abundant waterfalls makes your trip more exciting.

Before making a stroll around the beautiful local monastery near Langtang village we will pass Ghodatabela. Inhabited with the benevolent Tamang people, Langtang village is one of the attractions of the entire Langtang region.

Day 6: Trek from Langtang Village to Kyangjin Gompa(3555m)

Leaving the Langtang village behind, we will trek through tiny settlements of Tamang and Sherpa people. Further trekking from the tiny settlements, we will cross the beautiful yak pastures on our way. Savouring the beauty of ravishing Lantang Lirung, Ganchempo and many other mountains, we will make Kyangjin Gompa our today's last stop.

Government operated cheese factory and the ancient old monastery at the Kyangjin Gompa draws the attention of many trekkers. Like many other trekkers, we too spend our precious time visiting these wonders of the Kyangjin Gompa.

Day 7: Rest Day

This day is separated for the acclimatization purpose. Instead of just sitting in the hotel room, we will join the side hikes around the Kyangjin Gompa. Among many side hike options, a hike to the Kyangjin Ri is one of the best options. To cope up with the increasing altitude, this short hike helps up a lot.

Located at an elevation of 4600m Kyangjin Ri is one of the best vantage points of the Langtang Valley Trek. The climb to the Kyangjin Ri top is quite difficult, awe-inspiring views of Langtang Valley and snowcapped mountains pay off all your effort and hardship. After spending some time at the Ri top we will return to the Kyangjin Village. At the village, we will visit the Cheese factory to savour the taste of luscious organic Yak's Cheese. Spend the night at Kyangjin Gompa.

Day 8: Kyangjin Gompa to Yala Peak Base Camp(4600m)

Following the rocky glacier trail, we will walk for around 6 hours to reach the Yala Peak Base Camp. As you reach the base camp location, the views of Naya Kang, Ganchenpo, Tserko Ri and Yala Peak surrounds you from all around.

After spending some relaxing time at the base camp, our climbing guides will give us basic training on how to use the climbing gears. They teach us to make the best use of the climbing gears like ropes, crampons, harness and many others.

Day 9: Trek to the Yala Peak Summit(5500m) and return back to the Base Camp

It is the most awaited adventure day of our entire journey. Today we will begin our early morning climb towards the summit of Yala Peak. Being the final section of the Yala Peak Climb, the climb is quite tricky. Thus with proper care, we will cross the gorges. While commencing the climb, what you should not forget is that, a headlight. In this section of the climb, along with other climbing gears what you need the most is a headlight. With the help of the headlight and other climbing gears, we will reach the peak summit.

Once you reach the Yala Peak summit, you will get spellbound by the glittering views of Mt Sishapangma, Mt. Dorje Lakpa, Ganchenpo, Naya Kang, Tserko Ri, Langtang Lirung and many other mountains. Besides the mountains, what seems more appealing is the incredible sunrise views over these mountains.

Capturing all these memories on our camera we will retrace the route back to the Yala Peak Base Camp.

Day 10: Retrace the route back to Kyangjin Gompa from the Yala Peak Base Camp

Keeping all the beautiful memories in camera and mind we will descend to the Kyangjin Gompa. Appreciating the heart-pounding hospitality of ethnic Tamang and Sherpa people we will spend the night at Kyangjin Gompa. Depending upon your preference, we can also stop at the Langtang village for a night stay.

Day 11: Trek back to Lama Hotel

Following the same route back, we will stop at the Lama hotel this day.

Day 12: From Lama Hotel, trek back to Syabrubesi

It is our last day on the trekking trails of our Yala Peak Climbing. Recollecting the memories of our wonderful trip we will add some extra on the list during the return back to the Syabrubesi. Spend the night at Syabrubesi.

Day 13: Drive back to Kathmandu from Syabrubesi

Leaving the tranquil and rustic roads of the Langtang region behind we will return back to the buzzing and paved roads of the Kathmandu Valley. Yes, the drive today is quite long but by chance, if you get some spare time don't forget to utilize that time on doing the souvenir shopping.

Day 14: Departure Day

It is your departure day. Our team member will transfer you to the airport.

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