Yala Peak Climbing Overview
- Trip Code: CT-10091
- Package: Yala Peak Climbing
- Duration: 13 Day(s)
- Max Alt.: 5,500m / 18,040ft
- Trip Level:
AdvancedRequires prior training and some experience in trekking and mountaineering
- Start At: Kathmandu
- Ends At: Kathmandu
- Best Season: March- April- May- Aug- Sep- Oct- Nov.
- Trip Route: Syabrubesi - Lama Hotel- Langtang - Yala Peak Base camp- Yala Summit- Kyanjin Gumba- Lama Hotel- Syabrubesi
- The journey begins with a picturesque drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi, offering scenic vistas along the way. Explorers have the opportunity to visit Langtang village, known for its cultural heritage, and Kyanjing Gompa, a significant religious site in the region.
- As climbers ascend toward Yala Peak, they are rewarded with panoramic views of majestic mountain ranges that stretch across the horizon. The awe-inspiring scenery serves as a constant companion throughout the journey, providing a sense of serenity and grandeur.
- The ultimate highlight of the expedition is reaching the summit of Yala Peak. Climbers conquer the peak, standing at the pinnacle of their adventure. The exhilaration and sense of accomplishment that accompany this feat are unmatched, making the entire experience truly unforgettable.
Yala Peak, located in the serene Langtang region of Nepal, is a breathtaking Himalayan peak renowned for its beauty. Compared to other peaks in Nepal, climbing Yala Peak is considered relatively easier. Embarking on a journey to the Langtang region offers not only the opportunity to conquer Yala Peak but also to immerse oneself in its rich and unique culture. Situated close to Nepal's border with Tibet, the region shares similarities in traditions and customs with the mountain people.
What sets Yala Peak apart is that it doesn't require prior climbing experience, making it accessible to individuals with general expedition knowledge. At an altitude of 5732m, the peak offers an unparalleled experience, combining natural splendor with cultural richness. The Langtang region boasts more than seventy glaciers, majestic Himalayan peaks like Langtang and Ganesh Himal, and high-altitude lakes including Gosainkunda. The dominant community in the area is the Tamang, whose roots can be traced back to the Tibetan community.
Visitors can revel in stunning vistas of Langtang Lirung (7246m), Lenpo Gang (7083m), Dorje Lakpa (6990m), and even glimpse Sishapangma (8027m) on the Tibetan side. If you're short on time but eager to experience peak climbing in Nepal, this travel package to Yala Peak might be the perfect choice. The cost of Yala Peak climbing is relatively affordable compared to other peaks, as the journey requires less travel and the trail is not overly challenging.
CoreTreks ensures that travelers are equipped with the necessary gear and provides skilled and experienced travel guides throughout the Yala Peak climbing. The Sherpas and guides are exceptionally proficient in their craft, ensuring that travelers can fully enjoy their trek in the Langtang Valley without worrying about logistics. With their unwavering support, adventurers can leave behind the stress and immerse themselves in the beauty of the journey.
|Arrival at Kathmandu
|1,350 m/ 4,428 ft (Kathmandu)
|Preparation and Pre-Trip Meeting
|Kathmandu to Syabrubensi
|1,550m / 5,084ft (Syabru Besi)
|Syabrubensi to Lama Hotel
|2,470m / 8,101 ft (Lama Hotel)
|Lama Hotel to Langtang Village
|3,430m / 11,250 ft. (Langtang Village )
|Langtang Village to Kyanjin Gompa
|3,830m / 12,562 ft (Kyanjin Gompa)
|Kyajing Gompa to Yala Peak Base Camp
|4,800m / 15,744 ft (yala Peak Base Camp)
|Yala Peak Base Camp: Summit & return back to Kyaijing Gompa
|5,500m / 18,040ft (Yala Peak summit)
|Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel
|2,470m / 8,101 ft (Lama Hotel)
|Lama Hotel to Syabru Bensi
|1,550m / 5,084ft (Syabru Besi)
|Syabru Bensi to Kathmandu
|1,350 m/ 4,428 ft (Kathmandu)
Yala Peak Climbing Altitude Chart
Yala Peak Climbing Itinerary
Arrival at Kathmandu
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, a representative from Core Treks will pick you up from the airport and take you to your hotel. You can rest and relax for some time and after a while, we'll meet for a short briefing session regarding our trek. Please feel free to ask any questions regarding our trek. You'll be introduced to your tour guide as well during this session. However, if your arrival is late then the tour briefing will be shifted to the next day before we head for the tour.
Preparation and Pre-Trip Meeting
Kathmandu to Syabrubensi
We'll be taking a jeep/ bus from Kathmandu and after 7 long hours of drive towards the north of Kathmandu, we'll be reaching Syabru Besi. During the drive, gorgeous scenery of the towns of Trishuli Bazar and Dhunche. While passing along the road at the bank of the Trishuli River, we can even catch a glimpse of the Ganesh Himal, terraces, and verdant hills.
Syabrubensi to Lama Hotel
After having breakfast, we head towards the first part of the trail which crosses through the Bhotekoshi River and follows the Langtang River. We ford the river via a suspension bridge and then the trekking trail of Langtang Valley gradually climbs to Bamboo forests, passing through the Landslide region. Upon arrival at Syabru Bensi, we'll check into our teahouse lodging. Trekking begins bright and early tomorrow, so rest is essential!
Lama Hotel to Langtang Village
This day we trek uphill through the beautiful oak, maple, rhododendron, and hemlock forests. The valley is also filled with herds of yaks that we will get to encounter on the pastures. This village is a very old village in this region from where the views of the mountains can be seen in even more splendor and beauty. It has flat-roofed Tibetan-style houses and elaborately carved driven windows. The valley is surrounded by stone walls enclosing the fields where buckwheat, wheat, barley, potatoes, and turnips are grown.
Langtang Village to Kyanjin Gompa
Our walk today is shorter but it is also acclimatizing walk. The famous cheese factory is also along the way during our trek on this day. We scale the glacial moraine with amazing views of the Kyanjin Gompa and icefall flowing from Langtang Lirung mountain. The Kyajin Gompa is a very famous Buddhist monastery and a place of utmost significance to the local community.
We rest on this day to get our bodies acclimatized to the higher altitude. We can even visit the monastery and the cheese factory and walk up the moraine to see the amazing ice faces and tumbling glaciers of the Langtang Lirung.
Kyajing Gompa to Yala Peak Base Camp
We begin our trek to reach the base camp of the Yala peak on this day. We'll be trekking along the rocky glacier trail and as we walk along, we'll be seeing the views of Ganchenpo, Naya Kang, Tserko Ri, and Yala Peak. There are no lodges so we'll be making our own camp for the night. Food will be cooked on the campsite only by our own cooks.
Yala Peak Base Camp: Summit & return back to Kyaijing Gompa
We'll start our ascend towards the summit of Yala Peak early in the dawn. We start making a push for this long-awaited day. After a couple of hours of climbing, we'll reach the summit of Yala Peak. Some amazing and breathtaking views of the Himalayan ranges are awaiting us to show themselves as we reach the top of the mountain. After savoring this beauty of nature in front of our own eyes for some time, we head back towards the Base Camp, and then towards the Kyajing Gompa. Upon reaching Kyajing Gompa we'll call it a day.
Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel
We start our descent towards the Lama Hotel as we make our way back. Majestic views of the towering mountains can be enjoyed during our walk on this day. We might even encounter more wildlife within the ecosystem of the forest as we descend.
Lama Hotel to Syabru Bensi
This is our last day on the mountain, and we trek for six hours from Lama Hotel back to Syabru Bensi. A notable milestone on our way today will be the Chilime Hydropower Power Plant of Sherpa village, which powers the surrounding area. Upon reaching Syabru Besni we'll be done for the day as we ponder upon the awesome journey we've completed in the land of the Himalayas.
Syabru Bensi to Kathmandu
Upon having our breakfast, we drive back to Kathmandu the way we came which will take us about 7 hours of drive. After arriving we'll take you back to your hotel where you can rest and relax. CoreTreks will organize a dinner program for you in the evening where we'll be going to a traditional Nepali cuisine restaurant and enjoy the taste of Nepal for one last time.
The day has come and after bidding our goodbyes a representative from CoreTreks will transport you to Tribhuvan International Airport around 2 hours before your flight departure.
Yala Peak Climbing Cost Mentions
- Airport transfers by Private Vehicles.
- Standard twin-sharing accommodation in a three-star hotel in Kathmandu, breakfast included. (2 Nights).
- Twin-sharing accommodation during the trek. (10 Nights).
- Kathmandu – Syabru Bensi – Syabru Bensi- Kathmandu by local transport. (If you want both ways private vehicle is also available at an additional cost).
- Three daily meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
- TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System & Langtang National Park permit (Please bring 2 passport-size photos).
- One highly experienced, helpful, and friendly guide. Porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, and equipment. Accident insurance for all staff.
- Climbing Sherpa from Yella Peak camp to the summit and back to base camp.
- Group climbing equipment (Climbing Rope, Ice Hammer, Snow Bar, Ice Screw, Camping Tents, Group climbing equipment dining tents, toilet tents, and Kitchen equipment),
- Farewell dinner in a traditional Nepali restaurant with cultural performances.
- Personal care & attention.
- Local and government taxes.
- All kinds of beverages including mineral water, Phone calls, laundry, hot shower during the trek
- Travel and Rescue Insurance.
- Tipping to the crew.
- Personal mountaineering gears.
- Optional trips and sightseeing if extended.
- International airfare and airport departure tax
- Visa fee, you obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu
- Do not mention the services apart from the services mentioned in "Cost Included services"
When embarking on a journey through remote mountain regions, various uncertainties like weather conditions, health issues, and natural disasters require us to maintain flexibility. Although our objective is to adhere to the planned itinerary, our utmost priority is always your safety. CoreTreks kindly requests your cooperation in accepting the decisions and guidance of our experienced guides, who may deem it necessary to modify or cancel certain parts of the itinerary due to safety concerns.
Additionally, it is advisable to allocate a few extra days in our planning, as adverse weather conditions can potentially impact the scheduled timeline. While this does not guarantee a successful summit ascent, it often helps to avoid disappointment caused by cloudy conditions on the day of the climb.
To maintain your well-being during the journey, we strongly recommend drinking boiled water or using chlorine tablets to purify the regular water accessible at guesthouses along the route. Please note that a nominal fee is usually charged for boiled water. Some guesthouses may have Euro-guard filters installed for added safety. While mineral water is readily available in many locations, it is important to consider the environmental impact of plastic bottle waste. We kindly request guests take measures to protect the environment and minimize the use of disposable plastic bottles whenever possible.
It is crucial to prioritize your protection by having adequate insurance coverage. For participation in hazardous activities, including trekking and climbing, it is essential to obtain specialized travel insurance. We strongly recommend obtaining a comprehensive travel insurance policy that encompasses cancellation, lost baggage, theft, injury, liability, medical treatment, death, and related expenses. Ensure that the insurance policy adequately covers all the activities you plan to undertake during your stay in Nepal.
In the event of a client requiring medical treatment, including hospital expenses, doctor's fees, and repatriation costs, it is the client's responsibility to bear these expenses.
In remote areas where walking becomes impossible due to injury, we have arrangements for helicopter rescue. CoreTreks has an agreement in Kathmandu that guarantees payment for helicopter evacuations. We will arrange a cash deposit with the helicopter operator and collect the amount from you once the rescue has been successfully completed. Prior to commencing the expedition, we will ensure that your insurance policy explicitly covers mountaineering or alpinism activities. Failure to have such coverage may result in difficulties when settling a large claim.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
The Langtang Valley Trek with Yala Peak expedition in Nepal is considered as an advanced level trek. It requires prior trekking and mountaineering experience and demands a good physical health. Since, the expedition requires a high level of mountaineering skills, our experts will be providing an in-depth training on safety precautions and equipment knowledge.
Yes, it is completely safe to Trek the Langtang Valley with Yala Peak expedition in Nepal as long as you meet the requirements. A professional mountaineering guide is mandatory during this trek. Since, there are chances of fatal health injuries, our experts will be hold a detail training session providing informative insights of the location.
During the Langtang Valley Trek with Yala Peak expedition in Nepal you can expect a beautiful and scenic drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi, visit to Langtang village, panoramic view of the mountain ranges and climb to the summit of Yala Peak.
The food is generally our traditional Nepali lunch which is Dal (Lentil Soup), Bhat (Boiled Rice), Tarkari (Veggies), and Achar (Pickle).
For the accommodation there are specially Hotels & Lodges, Tea houses, and Camping facilities. However due easy accessibility of hotels & lodges throughout the trial, camping is usually avoided during the Langtang Valley Trek with Yala Peak expedition.
To book the Langtang Valley Trek with Yala Peak expedition in Nepal, CoreTreks offers you a number of booking options including:
- Online booking,
- Wire transfer OR,
- Cash on arrival
We recommend you to go through our booking policy before you head to the payment. In case of further inquiries please feel free to contact us.
Climbing to Yala Peak encompasses diverse terrain as we embark on our journey. Starting from Dhunche and following the Langtang Valley in a northeast direction, the path gradually ascends through mountains. The terrain is not excessively steep, featuring a combination of lush forests, terraced hill slopes, and valley hikes. As we progress, we encounter high pastures and eventually reach the moraine of glaciers and peaks.
Throughout the trek, we pass through settlements and villages, although this region is less populated and visited compared to popular areas like Khumbu or Annapurna. The trails are well-trodden but can be rocky, slippery when wet, and occasionally uneven. However, there are no particularly challenging or technical sections. The itinerary is designed to allow for proper acclimatization, including an ascent of Tserko Ri followed by a descent in altitude before our climb of Yala Peak.
On the mountain itself, there may be sections of scrambling on loose rocks below the snow line. Once we reach the snow, the specific route can vary depending on local conditions. If necessary, we will be roped up in groups of three or four for safety. While the terrain is not overly difficult, it requires careful navigation and attentiveness. The route is typically well-marked, with groups following a similar path. There is no need for technical climbing skills, but it is important to have winter skills and equipment such as an ice axe and crampons for navigating the snowy sections. Throughout the trek, there will be ample time to learn and practice these skills during rest days and at the Yala Peak base camp.
During the trek, accommodation options consist of comfortable lodges operated by local families, unless individuals specifically request tents. Each lodge features a central communal area with a stove for warmth. The bedrooms are unheated but equipped with two beds, mattresses, blankets, and pillows. It is necessary to bring a sleeping bag. Most lodges have gas-powered showers, and while some still have traditional "drop" toilets, many now have flush systems.
The food on the trek is of high quality, offering a mix of local Nepali cuisine and Western dishes. Traditional options such as Dal Bhat and Momos are excellent choices, while burgers and chips are also commonly available. The lodges and local shops along the trail offer a range of supplies, including beer, batteries, and snacks like Mars bars. You can refer to a Nepal price guide for more information on pricing.
At Yala Peak base camp, accommodation will be in mountain tents designed for two people per tent. It is recommended to bring a 3-season sleeping bag and a good quality sleeping mat. For lower altitudes, you may consider using a sleeping bag liner in an open, partially unzipped 3-season bag to regulate temperature and prevent overheating.
Embarking on the Yala Peak expedition offers an excellent opportunity for those looking to venture into Himalayan climbing without ascending to extreme altitudes. With an elevation of around 6000m, Yala Peak serves as an ideal starting point. Additionally, it presents a manageable challenge for individuals who have not experienced high altitudes before, as the ascent is gradual and allows for proper acclimatization.
While previous winter walking or mountaineering skills such as utilizing a walking axe and crampons can be beneficial for the climb, they are not essential. The experienced guides accompanying you on the trek will provide training along the way, ensuring that you acquire the necessary skills. You will have ample time to learn and practice important techniques such as clipping into a rope and safely navigating with the group.
Regardless of your prior experience, Yala Peak offers an opportunity to develop mountaineering skills while enjoying the breathtaking journey. The knowledgeable guides will support you every step of the way, ensuring a safe and rewarding adventure.
To ensure a successful and comfortable expedition to Yala Peak, it is important to pack the necessary gear. Here is a comprehensive list of essential items:
- Large duffle bag or rucksack and liner
- 30-liter day pack
- Waterproof stuff sacks in various sizes
- Expedition jacket (Primaloft or down)
- Waterproof jacket and trousers (Gore-Tex or equivalent, softshell)
- Trekking trousers and shorts, T-shirts, shirts
- Fleece or woolen tops
- Base layer tops and bottoms
- Thin socks and thick socks
- Warm hat, buff/balaclava, sunhat
- Liner gloves, warm gloves, mitts
- Sunglasses with UV polaroid protection
- Mountaineering boots graded B1 or B2 to accommodate crampons
- Trekking boots
- Hut shoes (comfortable footwear for relaxing at the lodges)
- 3-season sleeping bag with a comfort temperature of around -10°C
- Compression sack for the sleeping bag
- Thermarest or thick foam sleeping mat (for camping only)
- Walking poles
- Head torch with spare batteries
- 2x 1-liter drinks bottles with covers
- Mountaineering harness
- Walking axe with leash
- Climbing slings (2 x 120cm)
- Screwgate karabiners (2)
- Wash kit and first aid supplies
Please note that this list provides a general overview of the essential items for a Yala Peak expedition. It is recommended to consult with your expedition organizer for a more detailed gear checklist tailored to your specific needs and preferences.
Yala Peak Climbing Reviews
It was an honor to visit Nepal
From: Poland | On: 11 Sep, 2019
First of all, if you are considering to climb the Yala Peak then I would recommend you to acknowledge that the climb is difficult. But not impossible. We did accomplish the summit with the help of our professional guides from CoreTreks.
The hospitality was amazing. The country and its people left me inspired. I would love to visit again with my whole family. The people are really hardworking and humble. It makes me realize how blessed we are as humans.
Nevertheless, it was an honor to visit Nepal and climb one of the highest peaks. All thanks to CoreTreks and the professional team of guides and porters. Looking to book with you guys again in near future.
Blessed by the Himalayas
From: Germany | On: 23 Apr, 2018
Nepal is really blessed with all the beautiful scenery that you can ever imagine. Besides the mountains, we discovered some of the local settlements and the cultures they followed.
Our climb to Yala peak was difficult but we did accomplished the trek and it was an awesome feeling. Our guiding team were brilliant and so knowledgeable in their field. They took care of us well.
Our trip would not have been possible if CoreTreks did not come through. They helped us with every tiny details to make our trip comfortable and safe. Highly recommended for anyone who’s looking for an adventure in Nepal.
Very inspired by the trip to Nepal
From: Australia | On: 22 Oct, 2018
The climb to Yala peak was one hell of a trip. We felt so accomplished and inspired after reaching the summit. I will never forget the time we spent in Nepal. The food, the people, the landscape and the nature, everything in Nepal is such a beauty. The country is really gifted with some of the world famous mountain range and diverse culture.
I found the people in Nepal are really welcoming and hardworking. I would love to visit the country again. Although next time I’m not planning on climbing any mountains, I will only enjoy the scenery and spend some quality time.
I would like to thank CoreTreks for helping us through the process of climbing the peak. Also for every little things from booking the hotels to farewell dinner. I highly recommend CoreTreks if you are planning on visiting Nepal.
Accomplished a challenging trek
From: Poland | On: 15 Mar, 2016
The idea to climb to the summit of the Yala peak came in-between a joke with my friends. We were surfing through the internet about the Himalaya range in Nepal. Everybody on the internet were talking about the Everest but we decided to do something different and picked the Yala Peak.
After a couple of weeks, we flew to Nepal and the rest is history. It was a challenging climb to the peak through Langtang and many other local settlements but the effort was well worth it. We documented the whole journey and can’t wait to publish it after I’m done with the editing.
Thanks to CoreTreks for helping us through all the process and booking of the hotels and other services for us. The guiding team from CoreTreks were really amazing and professional. We recommend that you book your trip to Nepal through CoreTreks.