“Magnificent vista of central and western Himalayan peaks, hike and climb of striking Yala peak in isolated sections of Langtang valley, cultural and scenic adventure visiting historic heritage villages of Tamang people, lovely rhododendron and bamboo forest where rare Red Panda reside”.
Yala Peak, at 5550 meters, is an excellent beginning to Himalayan peak climbing and a safe way to get a full alpine peak experience, even for individuals who have never climbed before. The climbing grade PD stands for “Peu Difficile,” which means “least tough,” in the Swiss / French Alpine Climbing System, which is used for alpine climbs all over the world. The breathtaking vistas of the mountains dominated by the Lantang Lirung, Dorje Lakapa, and Shisapagma will reward you. It has recently attracted a large number of climbers because to its average height. After a 6-7-hour drive from Kathmandu, the Yala peak climbing expedition begins at Syabrubesi. Then, for a few of days, you must travel through the deep green river gorges of the Langtang River to reach the Kyanjin Gompa. The journey gives a spectacular perspective of the Himalayas, which can only be seen from the Langtang and Kyanjin settlements. You can proceed to the Kyanjin RI to acclimate and witness the spectacular views of the Langtang Ranges before starting your journey to Yala peak.
Yala Peak Climbing: Highlights:
The following are some of the highlights of climbing Yala Peak, as listed below.
- Driving to the Syabrubesi is scenic though bumpy, and you can view the different peoples and communities in Nuwakot and Rasuwa.
- A lovely and stunning hike to Langtang village along the Langtang River’s bank through the lush jungle. During your hike to Kyanjin gompa, you can witness waterfalls and some wildlife.
- Other sights to see are the Tamang people and their cultures. On the way to Kyanjin Gompa, you’ll pass via Chortens and Mani walls.
- From Kyanjin Ri and Yala peak summit, you can see Langtang Lirung (7,246m), Lenpo Gang (7083m), Ganesh Himal, and Dorje Lakpa (6990m).
Yala Peak Climbing: Difficulty:
Yala’s summit is not a technical climb. This trekking peak, however, may be more difficult than you imagine due to the weather and how it changes. It will be difficult to reach Yala Peak if there is a lot of snow on the way up. If your body is not adequately acclimatized, climbing can be challenging. But don’t worry about the technical details.
Yala Peak Climbing: Best Season:
Yala Peak Climbing is best done in the Autumn and Spring seasons. Autumn is defined as September, October, and November, whereas Spring is defined as March, April, and May. Because the weather and temperature in the Langtang region are highly ideal during these seasons, autumn and spring are regarded the finest period for Yala Peak Climbing. Autumn and spring provide ideal conditions for trekking and peak-climbing expeditions. Similarly, because autumn is the post-monsoon season and spring is the pre-monsoon season, you may expect the least amount of rain during this time. During autumn and spring, the temperature in the Langtang region is neither too hot nor too cold, making it a favorite among hikers.
Yala Peak Climbing: Cost/ Price and Expenses:
Climbing Yala Peak will set you back $1200 USD. However, the price varies depending on the inclusion and exclusion details in the company’s price quote. But one thing is certain: local Nepalese trekking firms charge substantially less for yala mountain climbing than international companies. Food, hotel, climbing equipment, tents, camping, kitchen staff and equipment, trekking expenses, travel expenses, and permit are all charges that are included in the Yala peak climbing pricing.
Yala Peak Climbing: Required Equipment:
This is a checklist to assist you figure out what gear you’ll need for hiking and peak climbing. Personal things and equipment are usually a matter of personal preference, but the most important aspect is that one should be prepared to confront the weather in the Himalaya. The following equipment list will provide you some ideas for effective climbing:
- Warm backpacking sleeping bag comfort temperature up to 15 degrees Celsius.
- Comfortable hiking boots. Make sure they are tried and tested before you go.
- Spare boot laces.
- Lightweight trainers/shoes for wear in lodges.
- Waterproof jacket.
- Waterproof trousers.
- Fleece jacket.
- Down jacket.
- Lightweight fleece or wool vests.
- Long or short sleeved shirt; often more comfortable to wear than a fleece vest or T-shirt.
- Warm hiking trousers.
- Warm hat (can be purchased in Kathmandu for a couple of pounds).
- Wide rimmed sun hat.
- 2 – 3 pairs good quality walking socks.
- Warm gloves or mitts.
- Large rucksack or Duffel bag. (55 to 70 liters)
- Rucksack liner or thick bin bag.
- Day sack (25 to 40 liters)
- Dark sunglasses.
- High factor sun cream.
- Lip balm preferably with sun bloc.
- Ear plugs. (Walls in lodges are very thin)
- Head torch/torch and spare batteries.
- 1 liter 2 water bottle.
- Water purification kit. (On trek you will need to drink 3 – 4 liters of fluids each day)
- Small hand towel. (Do not bring large towel. They are bulky and heavy)
- Toilet paper. (You can buy poor quality paper along the route)
Non-essential but recommended Equipment:
- Walking or hiking pole(s) Nepal Guide info Logo or tag
- Lightweight windproof jacket.
- Neck warmer.
- Sleeping bag liner.
- Wet wipes
- Length of string or Para cord. (12 feet)
- Half a dozen clothes peg.
- Safety pins. (For attaching wet washing to rucksack to dry while trekking)
- Plastic bags; shop carrier bags. These come in handy for a myriad of uses.
- Camera. (Can recharge batteries for a small cost in lodges)
- Book/games/cards etc.
- Travel diary.
- Hand cleansing gel.
- After sun/moisturizer.
Yala Peak Climbing: FAQ’s
The total days for yala peak climbing including acclimatization and trekking is about 12-14 days.
While your trip, you will stay in a tea house, and during your climbing, we will organize alpine climbing for you. In the tent, set up the bed and the food. For simply climbing days and before climbing days, the food is largely quick food.
The hotels will serve you both western and Nepalese cuisine. There is a hot shower provided at the hotels if you choose to shower. If you enjoy using the internet, you will find it available in the Langtang Region.
Yala Peak is a trekking peak with a height of only 5,732 meters.
The climbing permits are not required, but the Langtang National Park Permits are required, which we will obtain from the Army checkpoint. Trekkers entering the Langtang Area must have a TIMS permit.