Yala Peak Expedition

Trip Facts

  • Trip Duration: 14
  • Trip Grade: Fairly challenging
  • Max Altitude: 5500
  • Min Altitude: 1335
  • Walking per day: 5/6 hours
  • Accomodation: Hotel/camping
  • Trek Nature: Trekking / climing
  • Best Season: Spring /Autumn
  • Group Size: 2+

Trip Overview

Yala Peak climbing: with Himalayan alpine Adventure Trek and Expedition

The Langtang Valley is located only 19 miles north of Kathmandu, close to the border of Tibet, below the main crest of the Himalaya. The valley is dominated by Langtang Lirung 7246 m, the highest peak in the area. This trek with its optional climbs of Yala Peak and Naya Kanga offers a wonderful introduction to mountaineering in the Himalaya, among some of the most beautiful scenery in the whole of Nepal.

Our trek begins with a 6-hour drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche. Initially, we trek through the subtropical jungle, then a dense forest of oak, birch, and pine before the valley opens out into alpine meadows and yak pastures. In the spring these high meadows are carpeted with a rich variety of alpine flowers – gentians, violets, Edelweiss, and primulas to name just a few – and the forests are also in full bloom with rare tree orchids and the colorful rhododendron. The Langtang forests are also known for their wildlife, including Red Pandas, Himalayan black bear, wild boar, and langur monkeys.

We trek up the valley to Kyanging, where we camp in a superb setting, dominated by the fluted north-west face of Kangchenpo, whilst Kyanging Ri provides a splendid viewpoint. From Kyanging, we move further up the valley to Yala, a small yersa (summer hamlet). Basing ourselves here allows time to walk to the top of Tsergo Ri (5066m), the highest point on a broad, flat plateau. The views from here are as spectacular as anywhere in the Himalaya, a 360-degree panorama of snow-capped mountains including Langtang Lirung, Pemthang Ri, Langshisha Ri, Dorje Lakpa, and Kangchenpo.

Our base at Yala also provides us with the opportunity to climb Yala Peak (500 m. This is not technically difficult and provides good acclimatization and training for our climb of Naya Kanga 5844 m. The climb is straightforward being little more than a walk up steep snow slopes of around 30 degrees. The view from the summit is breathtaking – magnificent snow-capped peaks all around and views across to the mountains of Tibet, including Shishapangma.

Single Supplement: Only applies if you specifically request the single accommodation.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu airport, meet our staff then transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu half-day sightseeing/Afternoon free or preparation for the trek.
Day 03: Kathmandu to Syabrubesi Drive (1970m).
Day 04: Syabrubesi – Lama Hotel 2380m.
Day 05: Lama Hotel – Langtang Village 3500m.
Day 06: Langtang – Kyanging Gompa 3700m.
Day 07: Kyanging Gompa: rest and explore.
Day 08: Kyanging to Yala peak Base Camp (4641m).
Day 09: Climbing Yala Peak 5500m and back to Base Camp.
Day 10: Trek Back to Langtang Gompa.
Day 11: Trek to Bamboo.
Day 12: Trek to Syabrubesi.
Day 13: Drive to Kathmandu.
Day 14: International flight.

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu transfer to the hotel.
  • Day2: Final Preparation of Yala peak climbing.
  • Day 3: Kathmandu to Syabrubesi 6 hours drive by jeep and overnight at Hotel.
  • Day 4: Trek to Lama Hotel.
  • Day 5: Trek to Langtang.
  • Dy 6: Trek to Kyangjing.
  • Day 7: Rest day acclimatization.
  • Day 8: Trek to Yela peak base camp.
  • Day 9: Climb Yela Peak and base camp.
  • Day 10: Trek back to Langtang.
  • Day 11: Trek to Bamboo.
  • Day 12: Trek to Sybrubesi.
  • Day 13: Syabrubesi to Kathmandu drives overnight at Hotel.
  • Day 14: International Flight.

Date & Cost

Trip Start Date Trip End Date Season Price Status
October 2 2018 October 17 2018 Autumn 1200 Available Book Now
November 3 2018 November 18 2018 Autumn 1200 Available Book Now
March 3 2019 March 18 2019 Spring 1150 Available Book Now

Cost Included

  • Three-night hotel in Kathmandu on B/B basis.
  • Airport to Hotel and airport transfer service.
  • Kathmandu to Syabrubesi and Kathmandu transport by jeep.
  • Accommodation and meal during trekking and climbing.
  • All necessary camping and climbing equipment.
  • Langtang National park entry fee.
  • Tims trekking permit.
  • Wages/bonus to the trekking/climbing guide.
  • Medical and accidental insurance of guide base camp workers and the porters.
  • Porters and yak to carry the expedition equipment.

Cost not Include

  • International air/train ticket.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Major meal during Kathmandu stay.
  • Personal trekking/ climbing equipment.
  • Tips for the workers.
  • Personal travel insurance.

Equipment List

  • Trekking boot.
  • Climbing boot.
  • Crampons.
  • Harness.
  • Helmet.
  • Carabineer.
  • Jumar.
  • Eight ring.
  • Down jacket.
  • Down trouser.
  • Windproof jacket.
  • Windproof trouser.
  • Gloves.
  • Socks.
  • Rucksack.
  • Ice ax.
  • Mattress.
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Water bottle.
  • Sunglass.
  • Suncream.
  • Walking pole.


Before You Go

To climb mt Yala peak with us you do not require pre mountaineering experience and training. It is a very important part of mountaineering training to prepare for the higher expedition, during Yala peak climbing with us you will learn to use the personal mountaineering equipment on the appropriate way with basic technic.

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