Highest access: 5,732m (18,790ft)
Duration: 14 (typically) Days
Location: Langtang Region
Grade: Easy Climb (PD)
Himalayan sights: Langtang-re Luri himal, Langtang Lirung, Shishapangma
Accommodation: Tourist standard to five star as request
Transportation: Car, Jeep, Mini Bus
Group Size: 01-12 Person
Best season: spring (April, May) and autumn (October, November)
Major Activity: trekking/climbing
Include Activity: culture and netural hiking
Airport: Kathmandu Airport
Departure From: Kathmandu International airport
Meals: B/B plan in Kathmandu & B,L,D in during trekking and climbing
Culture: Tamang, Rai, Limbu
Mode of Travel: Tea House/Camping
Climbing route: Normal route
Co-ordinates: 28°14'24''N, 85°37'32''E
Yala Peak climbing (5637m) is one of easier trekking peak in Nepal for climbing adventure. Yala peak climbing is suitable to those who wish to stand on a Himalayan summit with the less time consumption. The trip of Yala peak climbing offers the best thrill of adventure peak climbing in Langtang Region beyond simply hiking. The Climbing is just a simple scrambling with 700m elevation on the summit day averaging 22deg with 200m section of 40deg. It is a perfect peak accessible to a trekker without any climbing experience, who wishes to spice-up the trekking in Langtang with a spectacular summit view of Langtang Range peaks as well as Mt. Shishapangma, the only 8000m peak situated wholly within Tibet just 20km away from Yala Peak. Walking through the dense forest and traditional ethnic settlements you reach the wonderful base camp of Yala Peak. Hence, Yala peak climbing is non-technical. Prior climbing experience is not required however outdoor experience and average level of fitness is a must.
The Yala Peak is located within Langtang range directly north of Kathmandu. After 9hrs drive from Kathmandu to the trailhead at Syaprubesi viewing very spectacular itself along the Trishuli River gorges, with additional great views from the tops of many high points on the road; we can assess to the Yala the famous and easy peak to climb. The trek toward Yala Peak Climbing commences with farmland, villages and forest of Rhododendron, conifer, bamboos, oaks and pines. During the spring forest looks enchanting with flowers all around. After passing this magic scenery we follow the narrow gorge of Langtang River till we ascend to the large alpine grass land of Kyanjin Gumba (3800m) where the glacier meets the meadow. You can see Yaks grazing with the backdrops of snowy peaks of Langtang Ri, Langtang Lirung (7246m.), Dorjee Lakpa and many other unnamed mountains around you during the trek up to Yala Peak Climb which enables you to explore the Langtang National Park the home of Tibetan looking people of Nepal, the Tamangs.
After acclimatizing breaks in Kyanjin Gumba and exploring the glacier, we hike to the Base Camp (4800m) located at the base of the Yala Peak Summit. The Yala Peak Summit Climb requires only 700m of elevation gain consisting of non technical scramble with no objective danger. We organize special climbing training course on which you will learn and practice with our experienced climbing Sherpa guide on the techniques and practical for the required skills and built confidence which ensure you to have safe and successful climbing experience to the easy Yala Peak in Nepal Himalayas.
We the Snowy Horizon, organize Yala Peak climbing trip in combination with Langtang Region Trekking which is suitable to the experienced trekkers and amateur climbers as said above who wish to summit the demanding trekking peak climbing in Langtang, Nepal.
17 March/Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport and Hotel transfer;
18 March/Day 02: We take 9hrs a scenic drive from Kathmandu along Trishuli River Valley to Sybrubensi(1503m) North of Kathmandu via Dhunche village; tea house accommodation.
19 March/Day 03: We trek 5hrs from Sybrubensi to Lama Hotel (2410m); we will walk along the Bhote Koshi and Langtang Khola via Bamboo, which is famous for red Panda; tea house accommodation.
20 March/Day 04: We trek 6hrs from Lama Hotel to Langtang(3430m) via Ghodatabela. At Ghodatabela (3000m), the trail emerges from the forest; tea house accommodation.
21 March/Day 05: We trek 5.5hrs from Lantang to Kyanjin Gumba (3830m); we should arrive at Kyanjin at lunchtime, giving us time to acclimatize and explore the area; teahouse accommodation.
22 March/Day 06: We take acclimatizing rest at Kyanjin Gumba and visit visit the monastery and the cheese factory, walk up glaciers of Langtang Lirung or ascend Kyangjin Ri (4350m.) behind the village for a breathtaking panorama of the Langtang peaks; tea house accommodation.
23 March/Day 07: We trek 7hrs from Kyanjin Gumba to Yala Peak Base Camp (4800m).
24 March/Day 08: Early in the morning after breakfast we take 6hrs Yala Peak summit trek and return to base camp (4800m).
25 March/Day 09: We trek 5hrs from Yala Peak Base Camp to Kyanjin Gumba(3830m); tea house accommodation.
26 March/Day 10: We trek 4hrs from Kyanjin Gumba to Lama Hotel (2410m); tea house accommodation
27 March/Day 11: We trek 6hrs from Lama Hotel to Syaphrubesi(1600m) via Sherpagaon, a hydro power project with Chilime Hydro power Power Plant. The main inhabitants of this area belong to the Tamang community.
28 March/Day 12: From Syabru Besi we drive for 8hrs to Kathmandu (1350m) by bus or car and transfer to hotel.
29 March/Day 13: Free day at Kathmandu; Farewell-Celebration dinner in the evening.
30 March/Day 14: Transfer to the airport for final departure or alternatively join other activities
25 Sept/Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport and Hotel transfer;
26 Sept/Day 02: We take 9hrs a scenic drive from Kathmandu along Trishuli River Valley to Sybrubensi(1503m) North of Kathmandu via Dhunche village; tea house accommodation.
27 Sept/Day 03: We trek 5hrs from Sybrubensi to Lama Hotel (2410m); we will walk along the Bhote Koshi and Langtang Khola via Bamboo, which is famous for red Panda; tea house accommodation.
28 Sept/Day 04: We trek 6hrs from Lama Hotel to Langtang(3430m) via Ghodatabela. At Ghodatabela (3000m), the trail emerges from the forest; tea house accommodation.
29 Sept/Day 05: We trek 5.5hrs from Lantang to Kyanjin Gumba (3830m); we should arrive at Kyanjin at lunchtime, giving us time to acclimatize and explore the area; teahouse accommodation.
30 Sept/Day 06: We take acclimatizing rest at Kyanjin Gumba and visit visit the monastery and the cheese factory, walk up glaciers of Langtang Lirung or ascend Kyangjin Ri (4350m.) behind the village for a breathtaking panorama of the Langtang peaks; tea house accommodation.
01 Oct/Day 07: We trek 7hrs from Kyanjin Gumba to Yala Peak Base Camp (4800m).
02 Oct/Day 08: Early in the morning after breakfast we take 6hrs Yala Peak summit trek and return to base camp (4800m).
03 Oct/Day 09: We trek 5hrs from Yala Peak Base Camp to Kyanjin Gumba(3830m); tea house accommodation.
04 Oct/Day 10: We trek 4hrs from Kyanjin Gumba to Lama Hotel (2410m); tea house accommodation
05 Oct/Day 11: We trek 6hrs from Lama Hotel to Syaphrubesi(1600m) via Sherpagaon, a hydro power project with Chilime Hydro power Power Plant. The main inhabitants of this area belong to the Tamang community.
06 Oct/Day 12: From Syabru Besi we drive for 8hrs to Kathmandu (1350m) by bus or car and transfer to hotel.
07 Oct/Day 13: Free day at Kathmandu; Farewell-Celebration dinner in the evening.
08 Oct/Day 14: Transfer to the airport for final departure or alternatively join other activities
Trekking Peaks are the mountain which can be approached in a day to the summit from their base camp including return to the basecamp. Trekking peaks are generally between 5000m to below 7000m. The climbing permits for these peaks can be obtained from Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). These peaks are also called NMA Trekking Peaks.
There are no restrictions to obtain climbing permit and anyone with appropriate fitness and skills can attempt a peak climbing. Climbing difficulty varies for different mountains and routes. Non-technical climbs can be attempted by a fit trekker with little or no climbing experience. For technical climbs one needs to have an appropriate level of climbing experience.
There is always first time for everything including peak climbing. There are non-technical peaks, which can be climbed safely by a fit trekker and even slightly technical peaks can be attempted by a novice climber with a professional climbing guide.
To climb high elevation peak the health and fitness is a paramount criteria. The level of fitness required is proportional to peak elevation and route difficulty and length.
Climbing Permit for trekking peaks is a legal document issued by the Nepal Mountaineering Associationauthorizing the climber to attempt the climb on designated peak or route. Attempting a climb without permit is illegal.
Yes climbing permits are required to climb any peak above 5000m and it is illegal to do so without a climbing permit.
A licensed, trained and experienced Climbing Sherpa Guide will lead you while Peak Climbing.
Yes the rescue insurance is required while climbing.
In general August to November and March to May are two climbing seasons in Nepal.
There is no legal requirement to join the climbing group however climbing solo is an unsafe practice. It is recommended to hire the guide even for simple routes.
During the access trek you will be accommodated in a lodge/teahouse; once in the basecamp you will be assigned a tent and your climbing Sherpa will prepare high altitude food; all your climbing gear and food for the climb will be carried by the porter up to the base camp.
It varies for different peaks and weather condition. Generally most of trekking peaksrequire one or two days to summit from the basecamp. The access time varies also and depends on peak location and peak elevation.
It depends on the Trekking Peak. There is a variety of peaks available ranging from non-technical through easy technical to difficult and very difficult technical routes.
Children below 18 are Restricted for Peak Climbing in Nepal. Is this incorrect?
On most of treks bottled water is available. There are also purified filtered water stations in many lodges. The boiled water will be also available in the lodges and from the camp kitchen.
On popular trails we will stay in lodges and guest houses and the meals will be cooked for you with continental menu meals often available as well as soups and noodles and rice dishes; on some routes there will be a limited choice and on some more remote routes only local Nepal Dal Bhat and curry or instant noodle soups will be available. In the basecamp your Sherpa guide will prepare meals for you from instant dry meals.
It all depends on the area with most of the trekking routeshaving local VHF Phones; increasingly more places get mobile coverage of varied capacity; in remote communication is not available or very limited so the only option would be a satellite phone.
You need comfortable trekking shoes preferably with Gore-Tex style lining for ultimate comfort and thick vibratim soles to have comfortable walk on rocky paths. On snow routes you will also require crampons, climbing harness and on many climbs the iceaxe.
At high altitude your cardio-pulmonary system is affected by low oxygen density and you can suffer from general breathing difficulties to Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) as well as your skin is susceptible to sunburn if not protected by cloths or sunblock. The AMS is preventable through appropriate trekking pace and undertaking acclimatization.
You need to obtain travel insurance before you arrive to Kathmandu. Your insurance should cover rescue insurance and it should allow the expense of helicopter supported medevac. Nowadays such policies are readily available through many airfare booking agents. Try ihi.com if you cannot find your insurance.
You will require a travel insurance, which will not exclude climbing and helicopter evacuation. You need obtain your insurance before you arrive to Kathmandu. Climbing insurance may be obtained through some climbing clubs and some insurers such as IHI.
The cost depends on peak you wish to climb and the number of climbers in the group. The cost of the climb consists of trekking cost, transportation costs (airfare or surface transportation), equipment and staff requirements, climbing duration and permit costs. Please consult us.