Yala Peak Climbing
Yala Peak Climbing Trip is the best introduction to the Himalayan peak climbing and probably the safest way to have the ultimate climbing experience in Nepal. It is easiest and non-technical peak in Nepal which lies at Langtang region, just north to the Kathmandu valley. Standing at an elevation of 5,500m, Yala Peak climbing offers wonderful views of Langtang Lirung, Naya kang, Ganesh Himal, Shishapangma and Gangchempo. Yala Peak climbing, the shortest trekking peak in Nepal, can be done in shortest time, however it needs slower pace for proper acclimatization.
Yala Peak Climbing trail takes you to the near the wild vicinity of Tibetan Plateau as it is located closer to the Tibetan border following the ridge of high mountains. Langtang valley stretches up to Tibetan border and Yala peak expedition provides unique opportunity to experience a culture that is greatly influenced by Tibetan heritage. As the mountaineering trip to Yala Peak climbing goes through the Langtang National park, the trail route offers spectacular natural scenery, incredible landscapes along with profusion of alpine wild species like Snow Leopard and Red Panda.
The trekking trail to Yala Peak Base Camp, 4,800m is not strenuous and there are profusion of attractions to explore on the way route. The camp lies at Karka, an alpine Yak gazing meadow. High above, the rocky south face of the peak and Yala Glacier on the south-west face is clearly seen from the base camp. The first section of ascend is quite difficult if there are snows on the approaches. The trail climbs up to the rocky ridge and makes several drop off and ascend before reaching the flat area. And comes the final section of Yala Peak climbing trip with 40m vertical snowy cliff leading up to the narrow snowy summit.
The best season for Yala Peak Climbing is during (Mid-March to May) and (Mid-September to early December). If you prefer to avoid crowds, it is also possible to go for climbing in Yala Peak during winter. Weather is quite crispy and cold but the mountain views are crystal clear.
- Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu. (1350 meters)
A representative from Visit Himalaya Treks Pvt. Ltd. trekking with the company’s display board will greet you outside the arrival terminal and transfer you to your Hotel. (Overnight at Hotel)
- Day 02: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation.
A half day guided tour to several of historical and spiritual attractions enlisted under the World Heritage Sites. The trek leader will meet the group for a meeting and provide a detailed briefing on the trek. All the required information regarding the trek would be provided. (Overnight at Hotel. Breakfast included)
- Day 03: Drive to Syabru Besi. (1,467 meters)
After breakfast, a private vehicle (car/bus) will pick you at your hotel. We drive to Syabru Besi via Dhunche. After Dhunche, the drive continues on a secondary road. It takes around 8 hours to reach Syabru Besi. (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
- Day 04: Trek to Lama Hotel. (2,470 meters)
The trek starts with an ascent through forests and passes through Bamboo and Rimche and closely follows Langtang River till Rimche. A brief climb leads to Lama Hotel ending the first day’s trek. (About 5-6 hours). (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
- Day 05: Trek to the Langtang Village. (3,430 meters)
A gradual climb continues throughout the day and passes through a couple of teahouses at Ghoda Tabela. Slowly but steadily the trek enters the valley and ends at Langtang Village. (About 5 -6 hours) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
- Day 06: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa. (3,870 meters)
The trek continues to travel further in the valley with the valley getting narrower towards the end of the day. But a small and brief climb once again takes the trek into the more wider valley and Kyanjin Gompa is right at the start of this valley. The day is relatively short as the trek enters into higher elevations. Langtang Lirung (7227 meters) towers above the valley and provides spectacular scenery. (About 4 hours) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
- Day 07: Kyanjin Gompa exploration day.
The day can be used to explore the area and for acclimatization. Langtang Glacier and some view points around Kyanjin are good options. Afternoon can be enjoyed by visiting old monastery of the village or the lakes nearby the village. (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
- Day 08: Trek to Yala Peak Base Camp (4600 meters
A morning climb of Tsergo Ri (4984 meters) provides stunning mountain panoramas that includes Shishapangma (8013 meters), Dorje Lakpa (6966 meters), Langtang Lirung (7227 meters). Another couple of hours gentle climb leads to the Base Camp. (4-5 hours) (Overnight at Camp.) Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
- Day 09: Summit Yala Peak 5500 meters and return to Kyanjin Gompa.
A steep climb of a ridge from Base Camp leads to the summit of Yala Peak. Summit offers views of Shishapangma (8013 meters), Dorje Lakpa (6966 meters), Langtang Lirung (7227 meters). After summit, retrace back to Kyanjin Gompa. (6-7 hours) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
- Day 10: Trek back to Lama Hotel. (2,470 meters)
The trek retraces back to Lama Hotel via same route. (5-6 hours) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
- Day 11: Trek to Thulo Syabru. (2,250 meters)
The trek switches to descend mode in the morning and starts to climb in the afternoon finally ending the day at Thulo Syabru. This is also one of the biggest settlements of the region and also provides fantastic views of Langtang. (About 5 hours) (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
- Day 12: Trek to Dhunche 1960 meters about 4 hours.
After breakfast trek to Dhunche through the pine forest and rhododendrons forest toward to village of Thulo Bharkhu. Now we join newly construction road lead us to Dhunche district headquarter of Rasuwa stay overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
- Day 13: Drive back to Kathmandu.
After breakfast, a private vehicle (car/bus) will again pick you at your Teahouse. We drive back to Kathmandu. (7-8 hours drive) (Overnight at Hotel. Breakfast included)
- Day 14: Departure.
A representative from Visit Himalaya Treks Pvt. Ltd. will check your flight tickets and transfer you to the airport before two hours from your flight with a hope of seeing you again in the future. (Breakfast included)
- Arrival and departure land transport. (We will collect you from the Kathmandu international airport and transfer to Hotel.
- Accommodation in Kathmandu 3 nights (2 in sharing room) with breakfast.
- Sightseeing in Kathmandu Boudhanath stupa, pasupatinath temple and Kathmandu durbar squire with historical tour guide.
- All necessary land transport by private Car/ Van/ jeep.
- Langtang national park entry permits and TIMS Card.
- Experience climbing guide including his accommodation, food, salary.
- Porter to carry your baggage, (1 porter for 2 clients).
- Accommodation 2 in sharing room in tea house/lodge.
- All meal while on trek (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea coffee)
- Camping arrangements during Yala Peak Climbing period.
- Group climbing gears like rope, snowbars and icescrews.
- First aid kit.
- Government taxes and service charge.
- Nepal entry Visa Fee.
- Personal Travel Insurance (Compulsory).
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
- Personal climbing gear
Visit Himalaya Treks has always been keen about safety on the journey. We have prepared Trekking Equipment List which the trekkers will need during their trek in Nepal. The following list should help you with your packing. Generally, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. The weight of your trek bag while trekking should be no more than 15 KG. You must bring the following items:
Hiking boots, Trekking Socks
Waterproof (trousers / jacket)
Base layer shirts
Sunhat and Woolen hat
Sun protection (including total bloc for lips)
Head torch (spare bulb and batteries)
Water bottles 1 Litres
Antibacterial hand wash
Daypack (25-30 Liters)
Sleeping bag 4 or 5 season (up to – 20ºC)
Personal First Aid Kit
Small, personal first-aid kit. (Simple and light)
Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
1 skin-blister repair kit
Cough and/or cold medicine
Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
Water purification tablets or water filter
1 set of earplugs
Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies.
Climbing gear you should bring:
01: Ice Axe w/Leash (General mountaineering tool. Sizing is important: under 5’7" use a 60cm tool; 5’7"- 6’1" use a 65cm tool; over 6’1" use a 70cm tool. (Too short is preferable to too long).)
02: Crampons (With flat rather than “cookie cutter” frame rails)
03: 40 ft 6mm perlon (For Prussiks or bring your glacier rig.)
04: Alpine Climbing Harness (Harness should fit over all clothing; have gear loops, adjustable leg loops and be reasonably comfortable to hang suspended in.)
05: Carabiners (2 Large Pear or D-shaped locking. 2 standard ovals or D’s)
06: Climbing helmet (Must be adjustable to fit, with or without hat or balaclava on)
07: 1 Ascender (Recommended: left or right hand.)
08: Ski or trekking poles (Snow baskets required. Helpful for balance when carrying a heavy pack or if you have knee problems)
09: Double plastic climbing boots.
10: Gaiters (Please make sure your gaiters fit around the plastic boot without being to tight around the boot.)
Note: Walking pole, down jacket, sleeping bag, etc available on hire in Kathmandu or request we will provide it.