Yala Peak Climbing is a picturesque and superb trip. Yala Peak (5500m/18040ft). is a mountain in the Langtang area in Nepal. It is considered a trekking peak by the Nepal Mountaineering Association and is a relatively simple, non-technical climbing.
The Langtang region lies close to Nepal’s border with Tibet, allowing a fascinating overflow of influence and traditions unique to the mountain people. Langtang Lirung (7246m) dominates the Valley of the north. Gang Chhenpo (6388m) and Naya Kang (5848m) lie to the south and Dorje Lakpa (6966m) protects the East End of the Valley.
Yala Peak is close to the Tibetan border and north-east of Kyangin Gompa (3870 m) in the Langtang Valley. The mountain can be climbed in two days from Kyanjin Gompa with using a high camp at Yala Kharka (4900 m). However you can also climb it in a single long day with a pre-dawn start and with good acclimatisation.
A fantastic 2 weeks Yala Peak Climbing Itinerary through the Langtang National Park. The summit is renowned for being an excellent viewpoint giving those at the summit a true experience of being high up in the remote Himalayas.
Yala Peak Climbing Highlights
- Panoramic view of number of highlight mountains from top of the Yala Peak Summit
- Conquer Tsergo Ri at 4985m and enjoy the spectacular views of Langtang Lirung, Dorjee Lhakpa.
- Explore picturesque Tibetan villages and experience Tibetan culture
- Enjoy the quick succession of distinctive landscapes and climates
- Langtang national Park Area
Best Seasons for Yala Peak Climbing
The month of September, October, November (Autumn) and March, April, May (Spring) are the best time for Yala Peak Climbing. These months have the most stable weather conditions and lesser chances of dense fog with poor visibility.
The mountain weather is quite unpredictable as it fluctuates every hour. But, in Spring and Autumn, you will find quite moderate temperatures with the calm weather conditions.
However, you can also attempt this peak in winter (December, January, February) too. But for that, you must be extra prepared for the harsh cold and dense snow on the climbing trails. Also, you can attempt the peak in the summer time but the rain and fluctuating monsoon weather may add more challenge to your climb.
So, if you are a novice climber then you should attempt the peak in peak seasons instead of challenging your body and weather.
Yala Peak Climbing Route
Our journey starts once we leave Kathmandu and drive to Syabru Besi which is about 7 to 8 hours by bus and we follow the trekking route of Langtang valley and Kyangjin Gompa. Once we pass Kyangjin Gompa then we will turn north to see Yala Peak. Yala offers you a spectacular view of Langtang, Lirung, Langsisha Ri, Gangchepo, Dorche Pakpa and many more mountain ranges from Nepal and Tibet.
Yala Peak Climbing Permit
You will not need an permit to complete this climb. But you must have to carry Tims Card and Langtang National Park permit.
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu [1345m/4411ft] and transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Sightseeing at Kathmandu
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche [1966m/6448ft]
Day 04: Trek from Dhunche to Thulo Syabru [2250m/7380ft]
Day 05: Trek from Thulo Syabru to Lama Hotel [2470m/8101ft]
Day 06: Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang Village [3330m/10922ft]
Day 07: Trek from Langtang Village to Kyangjin Gompa [3870m/12693ft]
Day 08: Hike to Tsergo-Ri [4,985m/16350ft] & back to Kyangjin Gompa.
Day 09: Trek from Kyanjin Gompa to Yala Base Camp [4600m/15088ft]
Day 10: Summit Yala Peak [5500m/18040ft] and back to Yala Base Camp
Day 11: Trek from Yala Base Camp to Langtang Village
Day 12: Trek from Langtang to Lama Hotel
Day 13: Trek from Lama Hotel to Syabrubesi [1467m/4811ft]
Day 14: Drive from Syabrubesi back to Kathmandu
Day 15: Transfer to International Airport for departure.