Yala Peak Climbing
  • Duration
    11 Days
  • Max. Altitude
    5500m
  • Trip Grade
    Moderate
  • Activity
    Hiking, Climbing Himalayas, Challenge
  • Group Size
    8 People Maximum People Max

Yala Peak Climbing

Yala Peak Climbing 12-Day journey takes you to one of the Langtang Valley region’s ‘trekking peaks.’ It reaches 5,500m and is relatively easy for newcomer climbers. Indeed, it’s an excellent acclimatization peak climbing. The adventure starts with a three to four-day hike on the Langtang Valley Trek, followed by an attempt at the actual peak. The best part of Climbing Yala Peak is that one gets the first sight of Shisapangma (8,027m) from the top of Yala Peak.

Yala Peak (5700m) is an ideal trekking peak in Nepal located in the beautiful Langtang region near the border of Tibet. We highly recommend this destination if you love a peaceful environment while experiencing trekking/ exploring activities during your travels. You will have a spectacular view of the Himalayan range from Yala Peak, including Shishapangma (8013m).

The Yala peak climbing route passes through the beautiful geographical terrains of the Langtang National Park. It is fairly easy to climb since it is not a technical peak, and one can easily climb it. It can also be used as acclimatization for higher 7000m and 8000m peaks. The scenery of the Himalayas of Tibet and Nepal from up above is breathtaking.

Flora and fauna of the whole Langtang region are probably the most famous in the world. The Langtang Yala Peak Climbing trail continues through the rhododendron and fir forested trail. Besides that, you will cross the cultural zones of various ethnical groups.

Same as any other trek to the Langtang region, your Climb to Yala Peak Itinerary also starts with the drive from Kathmandu Valley to Dhunche. Passing through the typical Tamang and Sherpa villages in the northern part of Kathmandu, we reach Lama Hotel and go to Langtang village. While most stopped their trek at Kyanjin Gompa, our Peak Yala Climbing will continue north towards Yala Base Camp.

Overnight at Yala Base Camp (4500 meters) and attempting the summit the next day provide an actual mountain climbing experience. The journey to Yala Peak inspires climbers with its diverse landscapes, from picturesque farm areas and lush subtropical rhododendron forests to the serene alpine zones of the high mountains.

The 12-day Yala Peak climbing package can be the best option if you want to go to the top of other peaks and enjoy the stunning views of the Langtang area. Below is the suggested detailed Yala Peak climbing itinerary, but if you are not satisfied with this, please let us know, and then we will create a program that will satisfy your needs within your time frame. We, too, will give you a qualified, experienced, and licensed trekking and climbing guide. They will provide special training and skills on ascending the peak climbing. In case of any inquiries or bookings, feel free to visit our official site or contact us.

Main Highlights

  • Scenic drive to Syabrubesi, see diverse villages and cultures
  • Picture-perfect walk through woods, along the Langtang River, and into Langtang National Park
  • Explore Tamang culture, chortens, and mani walls
  • Not as crowded a trek as the popular ones
  • Spectacular views of Langtang Lirung, Lenpo Gang, and other peaks
  • Yala Peak climbing experience (Alpine Grade F – easy) and Langtang Valley Trek.
  • Visit Langtang village – the largest settlement of ethnic Tamang.
  • Mountainside terraces, pine forests, and superb views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks.
  • Learn about local traditions and hospitality
  • A chance to see the endangered Red Panda
  • Hiking through rhododendron forests, past waterfalls, stunning sunrise and sunset views.
  • Adventurous and varied terrain hike.
  • Feral Animals will be your neighbor in Langtang.
  • Explore the Kyanjin monastery and surroundings for a cultural and religious experience.

Why Is Yala Peak Climbing Different Than Other Peak Climbing?

Yala Summit Climb From Kathmandu is relatively different from other Himalayan adventures, with some features that set it apart. It is not considered one of the tough peaks of Nepal for climbing, but it can be climbed in comparatively less time than other trekking peaks.

This trip is a mix of Langtang Valley trekking and peak climbing. It passes through the beautiful area of the Langtang National Park, which is well-known for its great variety of plants and animals. The Yala Peak trekking and climbing trail is not as crowded as the Everest or Annapurna region trek.

Thus, the Langtang Valley provides a serene and authentic experience. You will most likely encounter Tamang and Hyolmo-Sherpa people who follow Tibetan Buddhist culture and traditions. This makes it possible to interact with the locals, especially in places like Langtang and the Kyanjin Gompa village.

Here, you will find people of Nepal in their local costumes performing agriculture and animal husbandry. Hence, the Langtang region is perfect for that adventurous but culturally vibrant weekend tour you have always wanted without having to go far away from Kathmandu.

How has Magical Summits designed the Yala Peak Climbing Itinerary?

Langtang Yala Peak Climbing’s trip itinerary has been carefully designed to balance out the adventure in conjunction with essential acclimatization days. Climbing Yala Peak journey starts right after you arrive at Kathmandu and drive to Syabrubesi, the gateway to Langtang National Park.

The trail follows through lush forests, rare wildlife, and dramatic landscapes close to the bank of Langtang River until reaching base camp. To aid proper acclimatization, we will spend an extra day at crucial villages like Langtang village and Kyanjin Gompa, which will help us explore local Tamang and Tibetan-culture.

You will see different plants and animals on a trek of Langtang National Park, especially the red panda. The higher you go, there are better views of Langtang Lirung and Dorje Lakpa, among others. Yala Summit Climb also has side trip days as well as acclimatization days (I.e., Tserko Ri prior to Yala Peak, etc.).

The Yala Peak summit is placed towards the end of the trip, so trekkers would have been well-acclimatized and prepared. The return journey and descent have been planned to adequately provide an all-encompassing experience of the Langtang region making it a well-thought-out trip providing climbing with the combination of trekking in the right proportion.

Yala Peak Climbing Cost 2024 and 2025

We have designed the perfect 12-day Yala Peak climbing itinerary to provide you with a high-quality experience of a lifetime for 2024 and 2025 at very competitive prices. This being said, the 12-day Yala Peak climbing expedition cost starts at just $1,295 per person. And we accommodate all types of climbers, and organize this trip for both individual climbers and group travelers.

Solo trekking and climbing just with the company of a guide is quite an adventure, but if you prefer a budget climbing adventure, joining a group is the right option. Whatever your choice is, we guarantee you that our package will provide you with all the required services like accommodation, meals, guide services, transportation, and permit arrangements.

The Yala Peak Climbing package can be customized to your preferences. However, depending on changes made to the schedule and the services offered, the overall price of the package might be higher or lower.

Itinerary

1

Arrive in Kathmandu

Upon your Kathmandu arrival, our team will welcome you to the Tribhuvan International Airport. You would then be escorted to your hotel. The day depends on how you want to spend it- rest or exploration around Kathmandu.

In the evening, you need to attend an important meeting regarding your trip and 12-Day Yala Peak Climbing Itinerary briefing, during which we will introduce you to your trekking or climbing guide and discuss how the journey will begin and end. Don’t hesitate to submit any questions that may come across your mind concerning the trip to ensure you are ready. Once everyone gets ready with all the travel preparations, we will go back to the hotel to take a rest before the journey.

  • Accommodation
    Optional
  • Meal
    Optional
  • Max. Altitude
    1400m
  • Time
    Free and Rest
2

Drive to Syabrubesi

Our Yala Peak Climbing 12-day trip starts today with a beautiful 6-7 hour drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1,550m). An early breakfast will be served at your hotel, and our staff will pick you up. You will first be taken to Machhapokhari in Balaju, where you will catch the bus heading to Syabrubesi.

It is a small village located in Rasuwa District at the border of Langtang National Park. During the drive, you get an opportunity to sightsee over excellent terrains. Some landmarks include Trishuli, Battar, Kalikastan, and Dhunche Village, among other villages on the highway that moves along the Trishuli River.

You will get great views of the Himalayas, including Ganesh Himal, and Manaslu, Annapurna among others, all accompanied by a cool, pleasant environment. After getting to Syabrubesi, you have time for short walks around this little scenic town, which allows acclimatization and prepares you for trekking starting the next day. Overnight at a local guesthouse.

  • Accommodation
    Lodge
  • Meal
    Lunch, Dinner
  • Max. Altitude
    1550m
  • Time
    6 - 7 hours
3

Trek to Rimche / Lama Hotel

Your Climbing Yala Peak itinerary includes trekking to Langtang National Park. You start from Syabrubesi and cross through the pine and rhododendron forest, following the Langtang River parallel to the snowy peaks of Langtang Lirung. Rimche/Lama Hotel (2,380m) can be reached through a moderate 5-hour hike over tough terrains along the Bhote Koshi and Langtang Khola rivers.

On the way, you will visit Guru Rinpoche Gompa and a suspension bridge to Bamboo Village, where the red panda resides. It passes through dry oak, fir, and pine forests and has good chances to see Himalayan Tahr and black bears. Continuing your journey through Rimche and other areas, you will reach Lama Hotel. There you will stay for the night, get warm food and have an opportunity to discover the area.

  • Accommodation
    Lodge
  • Meal
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max. Altitude
    2500m
  • Time
    5 hours
4

Trek to Langtang Village / Mundu

After breakfast, our journey continues a climb to Langtang village/Mundu from Lama Hotel, which takes 4-5 hrs. From Lama Hotel, we take a steep hike through rhododendrons, pines, and maples, and first, we have a view of Langtang Lirung (7,244m). We then proceed to Ghoda-Tabela for lunch at 3,030 meters, with views of grazing animals, including livestock and yaks. The trail then becomes steep as it crosses several suspension bridges and passes mani walls, chortens, and prayer wheels.

Langtang Village is also one of the regions that was impacted by the 2015 earthquake; however, it has been substantially reconstructed. It has flat-roofed stone-built houses, and it is also cultivated with barley, buckwheat, and potatoes.

This Langtang trek demonstrates the lower Langtang Region’s geographical and ethnic density. On arrival at the Langtang Village, you can take a walk in the beautiful vista before checking into a teahouse to spend the night.

  • Accommodation
    Lodge
  • Meal
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max. Altitude
    3430m
  • Time
    4 - 5 hours
5

Trek to Kyanjin Gompa

Our short but steep 4 hours trek begins from Langtang Village to Kyanjin Gompa. The trail goes through yak pastures and areas with very few houses and many views of the Langtang Himal. We will trek on steep rock faces like cliffs and hills, trek through Mundu village situated at an altitude of 3,442 meters, ford some streams, and cross wooden bridges.

On the path, there are many places of Buddhist culture: chortens, mani walls, prayer flags, etc. The view is spectacular when one gets to Kyanjin Gompa, where ice falls from Langtang Lirung. The old Buddhist monastery named Kyanjin Gompa also reflects the importance of Buddhism in the Langtang Region.

It houses religious books and engraved stones. The site also has a factory making real Himalayan Yak cheese. There, we will be able to visit the monastery and the overwhelmingly beautiful landscapes and stay in a teahouse for the night.

  • Accommodation
    Lodge
  • Meal
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max. Altitude
    3870m
  • Time
    4 hours
6

 Acclimatization Day / Discover Kyanjin Gompa

It is a significant day included in the Langtang Yala Peak Climbing Itinerary for acclimatization, as it will help you adapt to the high altitude and prepare for climbing Yala Peak. As Kyanjin village is at quite a good elevation, one needs to adjust one’s lowest air supply while breathing. Spend your day with different activities to assist in acclimatization while exploring around.

You can visit the centuries-old Kyanjin Gompa – a very important Buddhist Monastery and feel divine & spiritual; evening chants & prayers will make you feel fresh, too. Hike up to some nearest viewpoints is another option if you want more active acclimatization.

Ascent on top of 4400 meters Tserko Ri or the 4984m peak of Kyanjin Ri and get breathtaking views on Langtang Lirung; look down at frozen lakes and matting glaciers. If you want to see different landscapes, hike up to Langshisa Kharka and visit the Cheese Factory. Drink water as much as possible throughout the day, eat well, and rest.

  • Accommodation
    Lodge
  • Meal
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max. Altitude
    3870m
  • Time
    Free and Rest
7

 Trek to Yala Base Camp

This five-hour trek from Kyangjin Gompa tests physical and technical abilities as you walk through rocky trails, upstream, and on snow-covered paths. The climb continues to 4,800m, giving a spectacular view of snow-peaked mountains, including Ganchempo, Tserko Ri, Naya Kanga, and Yala Peak itself. This panoramic view of the Himalayan range becomes your reward for the day’s hard work and a teaser for what is to come next.

You finally reach the base camp. The tents are set for the night, and this is where you understand why this place was chosen as Basecamp, as the surrounding mountains have become perfect viewing points. This afternoon will also be spent in basic climbing training with your guide to ensure all is well with you before starting your actual Yala Summit Climb.

The rest of the day will be spent acclimatizing, enjoying sceneries and photography, or mentally and physically preparing yourself for the summit push ahead.

  • Accommodation
    Tent Camp
  • Meal
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max. Altitude
    4800m
  • Time
    5 - 6 hours
8

 Summit Yala Peak (5,500m) and descend Kyanjin Gompa

Today is the main highlight of the whole 12 Days Climbing Yala Peak Itinerary. This exciting day begins with a very early start for the summit push of Yala Peak. The tough 6-7 hour climb involves negotiating steep, snowy terrain and will require the use of technical climbing gear.

Once at its 5,500m summit, you will have great views of Shishapangma (8,012m), Dorje Lakpa (6,966m), Ganchenpo (6,388m), Naya Kang and Langtang Lirung (7,227m). After enjoying the panorama from our high vantage point and taking your photos, we descend back to base camp before continuing the hike down to Kyanjin Gompa.

This takes 7-9 hours today in total. Today is an exciting climb that mixes glacier travel with a rewarding summit experience.

  • Accommodation
    Lodge
  • Meal
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max. Altitude
    5500m
  • Time
    7 - 9 hours
9

Trek to Lama Hotel / Rimche

After breakfast, we descend from Kyanjin Gompa back through the Langtang Valley. We pass through several interesting villages to reach Lama Hotel for our overnight stop. The trail initially goes up a short distance and then a long downhill section through lush forests. It is a pleasant change after being in the higher altitude area.

Along the Langtang Yala Peak route, we are treated by this lovely section of the forested trail during our final day of trekking. The forests offer shade and a chance to see some Himalayan wildlife, perhaps as well. We’ll then keep walking down slowly until we arrive at Lama Hotel / Rimche, where we will rest for the night.

  • Accommodation
    Lodge
  • Meal
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max. Altitude
    2500m
  • Time
    5 - 6 hours
10

Trek to Syabrubesi

Today is the last night in the Langtang and Yala Peak area before heading to Kathmandu. Our hike soon starts after breakfast, taking us to Ramche. We then descend steeply via the forests until we reach the river and bridge. Hereafter, the trail goes through more lush green forests downstream and reaches Bamboo.

From Bamboo, we head to Piaro, where we stop for lunch and continue on an angled path that brings us to Dovan. For the most part, this is a road that will now lead us to Syabru Besi, where we will stay one last night.

  • Accommodation
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Meal
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max. Altitude
    2380m
  • Time
    5 hours
11

Drive to Kathmandu

Today, after breakfast, we shall drive the same nice route that we took last week, cutting along the twists and turns of the Bhote Koshi river through the Nepalese countryside and agricultural land till we get back to Kathmandu again.

As you sit there in the comfort of this postcard-perfect view of rural Nepal, you’ll reflect on all the memories that have been made, all the people you have met, and all the walking you have done with your own two feet.

When we get into the city, we will take you to your hotel, where you can rest for a while. Farewell dinner or lunch will be conducted in the evening in the form of a cultural dinner in one of the Nepalese restaurants.

  • Accommodation
    Optional
  • Meal
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Max. Altitude
    1400m
  • Time
    6 - 7 hours
12

Free Day / Fly home

It is now time to bid farewell to Nepal as we are almost done with our 12-Day Yala Peak Climbing program in this country. You can have breakfast in a café, stroll around the cities, or go shopping if you desire before the last farewell from Kathmandu.

A team member from Magical Summits will then come to your hotel to transport you to the airport for a flight back to your home. As for when going to the airport, it is expected to be there 2 and a half hours before a flight.

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What to Expect

What's Included

  • Airport transfers pick-up and drop-off.
  • All necessary paper works, Langtang National park entry permits.
  • Yala Peak climbing permit.
  • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS card).
  • Transportation from and to Kathmandu Langtang-Syabrubesi by tourist coach.
  • Three meals a day (breakfasts, lunch, dinner) during the trek.
  • Tea/Coffee three times a day.
  • Tent camp accommodation above Kynjin Gompa. Hygienic meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) with tea and coffee, seasonal fruit or cane fruits.
  • Fresh fruit every evening after the dinner.
  • All accommodations during the trek.
  • All camping equipment in Base camp.
  • English speaking Sherpa trek guide.
  • A professional climbing Sherpa Guide for climbing Yala Peak.
  • Staff insurance and necessary ground transport for support staffs.
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service (paid by your Travel insurance company).
  • Porter to carry your luggage during the trek (1 porter for 2 trekkers)
  • Magical Summits duffel bag.
  • Hiking pole for the trek, if needed.
  • Trek map.
  • Farewell dinner including a cultural show

What's Excluded

  • International airfare and Nepal entry visa.
  • Personal trekking and peak climbing gears.
  • Personal clothing and equipment, down jacket, Gore-Tex jacket ($2 – $3 per day), available on hire in Kathmandu.
  • Tips for guide and porter (tipping is expected).
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency rescue and evacuation.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on the ‘Included’ section.

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06 October, 2024 16 October, 2024 GUARANTEED Book Now
25 October, 2024 04 November, 2024 OPEN Book Now
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Yala Peak trek is moderate and can be done by anyone with prior trekking experience at high elevations. The route is extremely safe, and this climb has no technical components.



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