Yala Peak Climbing
Yala Peak Climbing is an adventure of two week’s duration and probably the shortest peak climbing trip in Nepal. The trip is within the beautiful Langtang valley enclosed by an array of giant snow-capped peaks. Yala Peak towers high at 5,500m (18,044 ft) in the midst of scenic Langtang Valley and close to the Tibetan border. The summit offers stunning views of Manaslu, Langtang, Dorje Lakpa, Naya Kang, Ganesh Himal, Shishapangma and Gangchempo range of mountains. As the Yala Peak lies beyond human settlement and villages, camping for few nights is necessary making the trip even more adventurous. Yala Peak Climb does not require much of the mountaineering skills but is physically challenging.
- A straight forward climbing peak with less technical difficulties.
- An adventure that leads you to explore the beautiful Langtang valley.
- Amazing views of mountains from the summit of Yala Peak.
- Adventurous peak climb and exciting trekking experience.
- Trek from deep green alpine forests to remote places of ice and glaciers.
Yala Peak Climbing starts with exciting overland journey heading straight north from Kathmandu city on winding uphill drive to reach around Rasuwa district. Rasuwa is home to Tamang people the tribe of Langtang Himal region of strong Tibetan Buddhism religion and culture.
As walk starts after the end of drive heading northward past river gorge covered within a nice serene forest and then reaching the beautiful valley of Langtang at Kyanjin. You’ll have enough time here for a side hike to support acclimatization as well enjoying super views. From Kyanjin, walk leads to the far end of Langtang valley to the base of Yala peak where our real adventure begins. Yala Peak Climbing starts as the weather permits. The climb is a great ascent with a mind-blowing panorama of surrounding high mountain ranges.
After a challenging trek and peak climb, you’ll descend back to Langtang valley. You’ll walk from Kyanjin to the highway to head back for the scenic drive towards Kathmandu with great memories and experience on Yala Peak Climbing.
Yala Peak Climbing Itinerary
Day 01: On arrival at Kathmandu airport meet our staff and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: At Kathmandu with options for the tour with trek/climb preparations.
Day 03: Drive to Syabrubesi 1,465 m – 06 hrs.
Day 04: Trek to Lama Hotel 2, 340 m – 06 hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Langtang village 3,290 m – 06 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Kyanjin around Langtang valley 3,780 m – 04 hours.
Day 07: Rest day excursion and the short hike to Kyanjin-Ri or Tsego-Ri.
Day 08: Trek to Yala Peak base camp 4,870 m – 05 hrs.
Day 09: Rest and preparations for the climb of Yala Peak.
Day 10: Climb to the summit of Yala Peak 5,500 m /18,044 ft – 07 hrs.
Day 11: Trek to Kyanjin – 05 hrs overnight in a lodge.
Day 12: Trek to Lama Hotel – 06 hrs.
Day 13: Trek to Syabrubesi – 05 hrs.
Day 14: Drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel with a free afternoon.
Day 15: International departure for homeward bound.
Yala Peak Climbing Difficulty
Yala Peak Climbing is graded as ‘F’ meaning ‘Facial Easy’. The grading comes from French and Swiss Climbing Classification System. It is a straight-forward climb of less technical effort but requires proper climbing gear and physical fitness.
At Heaven Nepal Adventure, we make sure that our clients get the finest services. Also, we have skilled climbing guides and staff to assist you on the Yala Peak Climb. We offer numerous other trekking and peak climbing trips across the country.
Landing at Kathmandu and Nepal international airport, where our guide or staff receives you for short drive to your respective hotels in the hub of Kathmandu. After checking into your nice rooms with rest after a jet-lag, and then rendezvous with other group member for Yala Peak Climb around Langtang Himal, our tour operator brief you with information regarding climb and treks, hotels and lodge with Nepalese culture, do’s and don’ts.
Evening enjoy grand welcome dinner in typical Nepalese restaurants with various native cultures as entertainment.
At Kathmandu as free day where one can join in our interesting sightseeing tour as options, as the capital Kathmandu of Nepal steeped with historical and religious monuments of world heritage sites, afternoon at leisure and preparation for Yala Peak Climb.
Morning early morning start after hearty breakfast, then getting ready for long and interesting overland journey on Nepal’s North-West highway to reach at warmer country around Nuwakot at Trisuli Bazaar, and then continue drive to cooler region at Dhunche 2,900 m headquarter town of Rasuwa district, where Langtang National Park starts.
Drive continue following farm village on downhill till Syabrubesi village is reached to end driving journey of the day at this nice farm village for first overnight stop of the adventure.
From Syabrubesi treks begins heading high past farm areas above a river to reach within thick forest area of tall rhododendron-oaks-pines and magnolia trees with some bamboo stalks, where Red Panda and other wild-life often seen around. On reaching a place near Bamboo, where walk leads to more winding path to reach a forest clearing at Lama Hotel with few good lodges for overnight stop.
Morning walk leads into nice alpine woodland within river gorge to reach at a small place at Ghodetabela with few houses serving as lodge, with time here for possible lunch stop then start walk into deep woodland to reach our day destination at Langtang village encountering some Buddhist religious monuments of prayer walls and spinning bells. Populated by Tamang tribes where you can catch views of Langtang Lirung above the village, the area around Langtang was badly shaken and damaged from avalanche caused by April 25 th and May 15 th huge 2015 earthquakes, this and around other villages slowly getting back to normal life.
From Langtang village, where morning leads to a short day walk to reach at Kyanjin within scenic Langtang valley, with short climb to reach a hill top and then on gradual path then entering into a wide open valley of Langtang and at Kyanjin village with many good lodges for overnight stay. This will be the highest an overnight stop of the adventure with tremendous panorama of mountains that surround this lovely Langtang valley where Kyanjin located at the height of 3,780 m high.
A beautiful place for rest day where one can take a short excursion and hike to one of the scenic hill top of Tsego-Ri or Kyanjin Ri rewards you with outstanding panorama of Ganesh Himal (7,405 m) Langtang Lirung (7,234 m) Ghengu Liru (Langtang II 6,571m), Kimshun (6,745 m) and Shalbachum(6,918m) towards south Chimsedang with arrays of peaks includes Naya-Kanga (5,846m) and Gangchempo, Tilman’s beautiful Fluted Peak, Jugal Himal and ending to eastern horizon at Dorje Lakpa (6,980m).
Morning walk leads further east from Kyanjing Gompa towards main highlight of the adventure, walks leads on grassy meadow then around reaching rocky and glacier area with steep climb to reach a flat area for overnight camp just beneath towering Yala Peak at 4, 870 m high.
From the camp enjoy views of Ganchenpo, Naya Kanga, Tsego Ri, Yala peak and adjoining mountains.
Reserve this day as spare for proper preparation and some practice climb on ice and rocks for next early climb to Yala Peak summit, rest of the day sort out gear and relax for next early morning adventure.
Starting early in the break of dawn follow our expert guide then climb on snow slopes encountering ice and rocky sections as ascent progress with much technical effort but with vigorous climb to reach the summit of Yala Peak. From the summit enjoy spectacular panorama of whole Langtang Himal with Shishapangma (Tibet side), Dorje Lakpa, Ganchenpo, Naya Kang, Tsego-Ri, Langtang Lirung and range of mountains of both sides of the country, enjoying marvelous moment descend safely back to base camp.
Enjoying adventure of a lifetime experience and with camping, morning clear the base camp taking litters and garbage with you and hand at proper disposal sites on route back, morning after packing then head on scenic trail to reach at Kyanjin for overnight in the comfort of a cozy lodge after a great time and climb on top Yala Peak.
With pleasant and lovely days in a beautiful Langtang valley at Kyanjin, where morning walks leads back on the same route, with ample to view places of interest that you might have missed on the way up to Kyanjin. A nice walk heading back into farm villages of Langtang and Ghoretabla and entering into dense rhododendron and bamboo forest to reach at Lama Hotel for an overnight stops in the midst of wonderful green surroundings, located in a river gorge of upper Trisuli or Langtang Khola.
Last walk of this wonderful journey leading to much downhill within forested areas and past several spread-out farm villages and terraces, as walk leads on winding path heading with short descend to a bridge over Bhote-Kosi River or Upper Trisuli River, then on pleasant trails to reach at Syabrubesi village for final overnight within Langtang Himal region.
Morning from Syabrubesi where exciting overland journey takes you back to Kathmandu on route observe Nepalese country life as drive leads past farm villages and towns to reach at Kathmandu around afternoon time, rest of the day free for individual activities and shopping souvenirs.
After a wonderful time in Nepal with amazing time in high mountains enjoying walks on Langtang Himal for Yala Peak Climb and trekking, with last day in Himalayan country enjoying adventure on high Himalaya, where our staff and guide transfers you to the airport for your flight back home or to next port of call.