Yala Peak Climbing

Yala Peak Climbing in Nepal
  • Duration16 Days
  • Max. Altitude5,503 m


Trip Grade:Strenuous (****)

Meals:Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

Transportation:Public Vehicle

Accommodation:Lodge + Camping

Trip Route:Kathmandu - Syabrubenshi - Langtang Valley - Kyangjing Gompa - Yala Peak Climbing - Kyangjing - Dhunche - Kathmandu

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Yala Peak comprises three things together: driving through panoramic landscape from Kathmandu to Syabrubenshi, 8 hrs by bus, trekking through peaceful oak, rhododendron, hemlock, and larch forests and meadows, the easy climbing to Yala peak from where one can have grandeur view of mountains. Yala peak lies in the central north part of Nepal Himalayas and trekking north of Kathmandu is less crowded and accessible of all the trekking regions. Yala Peak is in the Langtang region which is well suited to one or two week’s itineraries.

Yala Peak Climbing is less technical and very popular trekking that anyone who simply has trekking experience can do it easily. It is not necessary to have mountaineering experience. We can begin trekking either from Dhunche or Syabrubenshi. If we start from Dhunche, we reach to Lama Hotel via Thulo Syabru. Langtang Valley lies tantalizingly close to Tibet border, running east west. It is three days trekking to reach to Kyangjing Gompa (3749 m), situated below Langtang Lirung. Kyangjing is a charming valley with small monastery, a cheese factory established in 1955 by Swiss Association for Technical Assistance and an attractive chalet lodges. We stay in Kyangjing for 3 days to acclimatize and do three days worthwhile excursions. There are many possibilities for short climbs, mostly to the north. A small summit with outstanding views can be reached from the factory. We can visit Tsergo Ri. From Kynagjing, we can head up the valley to Langsisa, the next to the last of the summer pasturing settlements. We set a tented camp as our Base Camp on meadows at 4800 m. The last 700 m is on ice so we use crampons, ice axe and rope. The climbing is of great fun and adventure in simpler way.

To go to Yala, we head east from Kyangjing, and after about ten minutes, contour the hillside to the north, reaching a few temporary settlements in an hour. After another one and half an hour, we reach to the ridge (4389 m). We climb north beside a small stream to reach the Tsergo Ri. We can circle the hill and reach to the prayer flag festooned summit (4984 m). From the summit, we can see Shishapangma (8046 m) in the Tibet side, the fluted Gangchempo (6388 m), Dorje Lakpa (6990 m). The surrounding peaks are quite spectacular.

Himkala Adventure offers full board package including climbing permit from NMA, all other logistics from arrival up to departure from Kathmandu. Our service includes the maps of the trekking and climbing route, hygienic high altitude food prepared by our experienced cook, professional trekking and climbing guides, assistant guides and supporters, sufficient and quality logistics, well organized arrival and departure transfers, nice accommodation and interesting tours to Kathmandu.

Trip Highlights

  • Scenic drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubenshi
  • Trekking through lovely forests of rhododendron, oaks and larch
  • Langtang stream, surging waterfalls, steep cliff, meadows with yaks and horses
  • U-shaped glacial valley
  • Tibetan styled settlements and their unique culture
  • Worthwhile excursions and explorations to Tsergo Ri and Langshisha
  • Well managed Yala Peak Climbing

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu Airport and transfer to Hotel, Overnight at Kathmandu

Day 02:Full day Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu Valley, Overnight at Kathmandu

Day 03:Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubenshi (1480 m), 8 hrs by Bus, overnight at lodge/ tented camp

Day 04:Trek from Syabrubenshi to Lama Hotel (2470 m), 5 hrs, overnight at lodge/ tented camp

Day 05:Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang Village (3330 m) 5 hrs, overnight at tented camp

Day 06:Trek from Langtang Village to Kyangjing Gompa (3870 m), overnight at lodge/ tented camp

Day 07:Acclimatization day, hike to Tsergo Ri (4985 m), back to Kyangjing, 6 hrs, overnight at lodge/camp

Day 08:Trek from Kyanjin Gompa to Yala Base Camp (4600 m), 6 hrs, overnight at tented camp

Day 09:Preparation Day for Climbing, overnight at tented camp

Day 10:Climbing Yala Peak (5503 m) and back to Kyanjing Gompa (3870 m), 8 hrs, overnight at tented camp

Day 11:Trek from Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel (2470 m), 5 hrs, overnight at lodge/ tented camp

Day 12:Trek from Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru (2250 m), 6 hrs, overnight at lodge/ tented camp

Day 13:Trek from Thulo Syabru to Dhunche (1960 m), 6 hrs, overnight at lodge/ tented camp

Day 14:Drive from Dhunche to Kathmandu, 7 hrs by bus and transfer to Hotel

Day 15:Free day for Shopping in Kathmandu and Farewell Dinner with cultural show, overnight in Hotel

Day 16:Departure to International Airport

Cost Include

  • Airport picks up and drops off by private vehicle
  • Hotel (As per the hotel category) in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Heritage Sites tour in Kathmandu with experienced city tour guide
  • Entrance fees of heritage sites as per the itinerary
  • Full board meal (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner) with hot water, tea & coffee during the trek
  • Tented accommodation during the trek
  • Experienced Trekking Guide (2 trekkers = 1 porter) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipments and insurance
  • Camping Equipments (Tent, kitchen utensils and mattresses)
  • Langtang National Park Permit and all necessary permits
  • Yala Peak Climbing Permit and Garbage Deposit
  • Climbing Guide, their equipments, salary, insurance
  • All ground transportation
  • First Aid Medical Kit box
  • Tourist service charge, Vat
  • Office Service charge
  • All Government Tax

Cost Exclude

  • Nepal Entry Visa fee
  • Lunch and Dinner while staying in Kathmandu
  • Travel insurance
  • International air fare to and from Nepal
  • Emergency Evacuation
  • Personal Expenses
  • Any kind of alcoholic drinks, hot shower, cold drinks, snacks, laundry, phone call, internet
  • Personal Trekking Equipments (down sleeping bag and down jackets are available to hire or buy in Kathmandu)
  • Tips for guide, porters, driver (Tipping is expected)
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