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Yala peak Climbing

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Price starting from

$1,845 USD 1,376

per person

Duration

16 days

Max. Elevation

5732m

Group size

2

Level
MODERATE
Transportation
The overland journey both ways, Private vehicle, and public bus
Best Season
March-may, September -December
Accomodation
<div>Tourist Standard Hotel in Kathmandu, best available Lodge on route treks with camping&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</div>
Meals
All meals During THe Trek (Breakfast+lunch+dinner and tea/coffee)
Starts at
kathmandu
Ends at
Kathmandu
Trip Route
Kathmandu-Syabrubesi-Lama Hotel-Langtang-Kyanjin Gompa-Yak Kharka-Yala Peak base camp-Climb Yala Peak-Yak Kharka-back to Lama Hotel Syabrubesi- Kathmandu

Highlights

  • adventure to stunning peaks within the scenic and high Langtang valley.
  • Enjoy the adventure around scenic Langtang valley and beyond to Yala Peak.
  • Within complete wilderness of mountainous backdrop at Yala Peak base camp.
  • A lovely walks into dense alpine woodland with tall rhododendron and pine trees.
  • Walk into Nepal's first-ever established mountainous Langtang National Park.
  • Explore nice Tamang villages enriched with colorful culture of ancient heritage.

Yala Peak Climbing, an adventure that reaches you on top 5,732 m and 18,800 feet high. Facing a spectacular panorama of the tallest mountain range that surrounds you on the summit of Yala Peak. A great feat that leads to strenuous climb, but compared to other trekking peaks of Nepal. This is quite easy with less technical effort, but the adequate climbing gear is required for safe and successful ascent and descent. Yala Peak Climbing, where treks take you right in the heart of massive Langtang Himal, located within Nepal Central Himalaya. The closest snow-mountain range from the capital Kathmandu city, where drive reaches you from low mid-hills to the cooler alpine high area. Around the district of Rasuwa within the Langtang Himal region, the home of indigenous Tamang people, the hill tribes of the Langtang area.  The Tamang have descended from Mongolia and Tibet some thousands of years one of the largest populated hill tribes of the country. Practice Buddhism and ancient Bon practice of pre-Buddhism and Shamanism, which you will witness on the treks heading through several villages. 

Yala Peak climbing and Langtang Valley trekking start from the Tamang village of Syabrubesi, which also falls en-route to the Tibet border. From heading towards high cooler hills following a river gorge, covered in a dense forest of rhododendron, pines, oaks, firs with some bamboo stalks. As walk progress reaching Langtang village, which was devastated by landslides effect from the huge earthquake of 2015. Where many life was lost, can notice a memorial monument of the people who lost their lives with few foreign trekkers. The village is getting back to normal life, spending overnight here then the journey continues to reach a wide-open Langtang valley. Kyanjin Gompa, located within the scenic valley enclosed by an array of snow-clad peaks, a beautiful location with nice lodges. At Kyanjin Gompa for two overnights stop before our bid adventure to Yala Peak climb, a necessary extra day for acclimatization. While in Kyanjin with a rest day, hike to nearby Tserko or Kyanjin-Ri high hills to add more heights. As well as a spectacular panorama of the surrounding giant mountain range of Langtang Himal and Jugal peaks includes some mountains across the border of Tibet. From Kyanjin, our adventure starts heading due east towards the near end of Langtang valley, leaving human settlements for absolute mountain wilderness. Reaching at Yala Peak base camp, after overnight in Yak Kharka a summer temporary shelter of cattle and yak herders.

Yala Peak Climbing, the grade as ‘F’ means “Facial Easy” used from French / Swiss Alpine Climbing Classification Systems. Which is popular world-wide on an alpine-style climb of a day or more, although non-technical peak to climb. Requires good climbing equipment, such as ice-axe, crampons, good climbing boots, requires main ropes especially for long safe descend. Our Big Day! Starting before the crack of dawn following our expert guide who have summited many peaks including the Yala peak several times. Following a snow ledge and steep slopes of the vigorous climb due to gain in elevation, then finally stand on top Yala Peak Summit. Feel the great exciting moments in the backdrop of undulating snow-mountains that encircles you on top. After a triumph of the adventure head down safe and slow to reach Kyanjin in the comfort of a nice cozy lodge. From here on long downhill with few short ups back into lush green vegetation and tree lines to reach on the road-head at Syabrubesi. Where an exciting drive reaches you to Kathmandu, after a great adventure and memorable experience on Yala Peak Climbing.

Important Note


  • If you wish to discuss any aspect of this trip or your suitability for other trips, please contact us.
  • The above itinerary is basically a guideline. If you're not satisfied or have an alternative plan please feel free to discuss it with us.

Trip Itinerary

Day

1
On arrival in Kathmandu and Nepal International Airport via various international airlines, received by our guide and staff for short transfer in the heart of Kathmandu city. Where your hotel is located, after checking into your rooms and then meet other members of the trip at the hotel lobby for briefing. Regarding Yala Peak Climbing and Langtang Valley Trek, information includes other useful information to make your adventure holiday in Nepal more enjoyable. The evening group welcomes dinner in a lovely Nepalese Restaurant with an introduction to the culture of Nepal with folk dance and music.

Day

2
A free day in Kathmandu preparation for the trek includes a sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley at places of great historical and religious interest. The city steeped with ancient world heritage sites, where the tour takes you around renowned landmarks, like the old Durbar / Palace Square with old Swayambhunath of more than 2,500 years old Stupa, a Buddhist religious monument. Includes holy Hindu temple of Pashupatinath and large dome stupa of Bouddhanath of great cultural and religious interest. Rest of the afternoon preparation for Yala Peak Climbing and trekking to Langtang Valley.

Day

3
Start early as possible in the morning after breakfast, because of the long and scenic drive to reach high hills and mountainous areas of Langtang Himal. An interesting drive of little more than 6 hours, during the ride, observe Nepalese farm villages and towns. As drive reach you at the large town of Dhunche, located at 1, 950 m high. The headquarter town of Rasuwa district, as well as the entrance of Langtang National Park. From Dhunche on winding downhill to reach Syabrubesi village for an overnight stop, mostly inhabited by the indigenous Tamang, hill tribes of Langtang and Central Himalaya, interwoven to Buddhism religion and fascinating culture.

Day

4
The first-day trek of the adventure starts with a nice gradual path and then over a bridge above Langtang River, from here climb begins towards a higher area within spread-out farm villages with nice tended crops terraces. The walk continues past a small settlement of Bamboo with a few tea-houses and lodge, then into the lovely cool shade of dense forest lines with tall rhododendron-magnolia-oaks and pines trees with thick bamboo stalks. Finally, the day ends on reaching open areas where Lama Hotel is situated with few simple lodges for an overnight stop, within forest surroundings.

Day

5

From Lama, Hotel morning starts with a slow climb into a river gorge covered with dense forest trail, after few hours reach a small place of Ghoretabela, a nice place in the middle of woods with few lodges around. A possible lunch stop, from here the walk continues into the forest of fir, hemlocks, and rhododendron trees to reach an open area at Langtang village, the last permanent settlement before Kyanjin Gompa.

Overnight in a nice lodge, the village populated by Tamang the hill tribe of Langtang area and central Himalaya as well on the suburb of Kathmandu valley. Here one can witness rock falls and landslide, where all houses were destroyed during 2015 huge earthquake, many life was lost. At present, the villages slowly returning to normal as it was before the earthquake.

Day

6
Walk from Langtang village takes you on a level path with a short climb to reach an open area around Langtang valley, facing grand views of snow peaks as trek ends for the day on reaching Kyanjin Gompa for lunch and overnight stop. A beautiful spot located in the heart of scenic Langtang valley, with time to browse around and catch glimpse herds of yaks grazing over the yonder.

Day

7
A great lovely place for a rest day, for acclimatization morning, after breakfast enjoys a few hour hikes with options to high hills of Kyanjin-Ri or Tsego-Ri at above 4,600 m high. Where you can enjoy the grand panorama of Ghengu Liru (Langtang -II 6, 571 m / 21,560 feet), Langtang Lirung (7,425 m / 23,765 feet) Kimshun (6, 745 m / 22,137 feet), and Shalbachum (6, 918 m / 22, 699 feet) to the south, the Chimsedang Lekh. That forms a ridge lined with peaks of Naya-Kanga 5,846 m and Gangchempo, Tilman's beautiful Fluted Peak. The mountain continues beyond the Jugal Himal, terminating with Dorje Lakpa (6,980 m / 22, 929 feet) in the far east of the valley floor.

Day

8
After a pleasant and great extra day in Kyanjin within its lively warm lodge, from here onwards overnights in a tented camp for few nights. After a good breakfast walk begins towards the east of Langtang valley. The trail follows along on leveled ground to a small cattle herder camp Markus, and on crossing over Langtang Khola / stream. Climb up to reach Yak Kharka overnight in tented camp. Where our field staff and cook will serve good hot meals from the kitchen tents at dining tents, as per the size of a group. Yak Kharka, yak herder temporary shelter, and a summer grazing pasture field. After getting organized fixing tents enjoy the views of Ganchenpo, Naya Kanga with other towering peaks.

Day

9
The morning after breakfast, a short day walk and climb leads to strenuous uphill due to gain in altitude, climb from Yak Kharka to Yala Base Camp which is about four hours of good scenic and exciting climb. As route lead over a rocky glacier path facing views close views of giant peaks with Yala Peak in front, as the climb ends on reaching the base camp. Set up our last tented camp, with hot lunch served and cooked by our camping cook and kitchen staff, then relax and save energy for the next morning exciting day to reach the summit of Yala Peak. afternoon preparation and checking climbing gear, where our leader or lead climbing guide will provide more information regarding the climb and using of the right equipment. Even though it is a less technical climb, but one needs to be prepared with warm gear and equipment like ice-axe, crampons, etc needed for the summit bid.

Day

10

Start at the earliest for the Big Day, after a good warm breakfast, and then follow our lead guide, as climb leads to a long slope and ridges crossing a snow-line with some icy section, using ice-axe quite often where needed. A strenuous climb with a rapid gain of elevation following our guide safe and sure then finally a push yourself one top of Yala Peak summit.

At the summit relax for a moment and catch your breath, and then enjoy stunning views of Langtang and Jugal Himal mountain range extends as far towards Ganesh Himal in the west. Feeling on top of the world and then safely descend to base camp, and continue to walk further towards Yak Kharka for last overnight in tented camp. By the time you reach the tents will be ready with warm light meals and refreshment, a great treat after the grand triumph of the adventure.

Day

11
After completing our target and highlight climb of Yala Peak, clear the camp and collect waste to carry and then hand to the concerned park authority. Making the camp clean as pristine as it were, leaving nothing only your foot-prints behind, and then an easy walk to Kyanjin for overnight in the comfort of a nice warm cozy lodge.

Day

12
An enjoyable and wonderful time at Kyanjin within scenic Langtang valley, then depart from this beautiful location for our next adventure. The walk leads on the same exciting trail to Lama Hotel, past Langtang village and Ghoretabela as well back into a forested area. After a long day walk reaches at Lama Hotel for last overnight around the west side of the Langtang area.

Day

13
From Lama Hotel walk towards a place called Bamboo a small settlement with few shops and huts that serves as lodges and Tea-House. After a short stop walk continues downhill on leaving the forest behind to reach back in Syabrubesi. Enjoy the last day around the Langtang and Rasuwa area, exploring around and observe the local traditional farm life of Tamang villages and its fascinating culture of Buddhism.

Day

14
Morning, after a nice breakfast board in the local vehicle for an interesting drive uphill to Dhunche town, and then downhill past Trisuli Bazaar to reach Kathmandu and back to your hotel, after a memorable time around Langtang valley and climb of Yala Peak.

Day

15
We have reserved a spare day, as a contingency in case of bad weather that might delay our climb to Yala Peak, enjoy the day for individual activities and shopping souvenirs, or join in for another exciting tour around places of cultural and historical interest.

Day

16
Your last day in Nepal, enjoying a memorable adventure and experience on Yala Peak Climbing with Langtang Valley, then time for your international flight. Our staff transfers you to the airport for homeward bound.

Inclusions

  • International & domestic airport transfers as per the itinerary.
  • 4 nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis on BB (Bed and Breakfast) plan.
  • 3 meals a day (Breakfasts, Lunch, and Dinners with tea or coffee) during the trek and climbing period.
  • Full board Accommodation of Lodges, Guesthouses in Twin Sharing Bases during the trek, and tent will be available during the climbing period.
  • All camping equipment in Base camp.
  • Surface transportation will be available as per itinerary.
  • Langtang National Park Trekking Permit (National Park entry fee).
  • TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System) Permit.
  • Yala Peak Climbing Permit.
  • Necessary staff during the trekking and climbing period With Experience Guide and Porter.
  • experienced Government license holder Climbing guide during the climbing period as per itinerary
  • The facility of Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, and medicine for all trekking staff.
  • Group medical supplies (First Aid medical kit will be available).
  • One tent will be available in the Base camp for 2 people on a shared basis.
  • High altitude food and all climbing crew will be available above base camp.
  • Necessary fixed and dynamic ropes will be available during the climbing period.
  • The necessary kitchen crew will be available in base camp.
  • All necessary paper works, office Service charge, and Government Taxes.
  • Complete pre-departure information, flight ticket reconfirmation, and extend visa service (if necessary).
  • Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu before departure.
  • International airfare and Nepal visa fees.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Travel insurance covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation.
  • All alcoholic and cold drinks.
  • Personal trekking and Climbing Equipment.
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned on the 'Price Includes' section

Complimentary

    • Sleeping bag during the treks, if needed (to be returned after the trip completion).
    • welcome dinner Nepali culture dance program.
    • Trekking map.
    • Fresh fruit each day(apple, orange)
    • Complementary duffel bag/agency T-shirt.
    • Certificate of achievement.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yala Peak a normal climb of grade ‘F’ means much easier than other peaks, although the tough part is climbing and walking over a steep snow slope for several hours, with rising altitude gain on each step. But not overall difficult a straight-forward peak to reach the summit but with some tough vertical section to climb. Our expert climbing guide will make the climb much possible guiding and supporting you all the way to the top with a safe descend. 

Not much like on other climbing peaks and major mountaineering expeditions, but you need some excellent gear for the climb, a good ice-axe, crampons, harness, helmets, carabineer/karabiner, and main ropes which will be provided by the company and etc. Including personal warm clothing with good climbing boots.   


Altitude wise it is safe as it gain at gradually for other illness, like severe diarrhea or any other medical and health issue. If the member gets into a worse condition, that needs to break from the trip, immediate evacuation by fastest means of transportation. The quickest and reliable is taking a helicopter service, where all medical and other expenses incurred have to be borne by oneself. Which can be reimbursed from your insurance company, Hiker Himalaya will issue a supporting letter including a medical note of the case made by the doctors in Kathmandu.


Nearly all seasons of the year, but best in spring from March to May with autumn/fall of September to November, including pre-winter times of December. Spring is best with wildflowers in full bloom around mid-hills till Langtang village, with clear fine sunshine most of the day can get cloudy by late afternoon but the starry bright night sky. Cold in the morning and nighttimes, shady areas where the wind-chill factor adds more freezing temperatures, can expect snow sometimes on high altitude areas like around Langtang valley. Autumn/fall is another best time with a clear day for views and for Yala Peak climb Langtang Valley trekking. But much cold morning and night time, expect snow around higher altitude. 


Every lodge we spend for overnight stops or lunch does have facilities to charge electronic gadgets. From cell-phone, cameras, and laptops on paying a charge per hour for each item. The price differs from one place to another. The only place that you cannot get the facility for charging is after Kyanjin Gompa, where we will be spending away from villages and human settlement in tented camping for some days and after the climb, then back to the village in the comfort of a lodge, where you can charge your electronic items.


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