ClimbingModerate, Easy

Yala Peak

Based on 5 Reviews

Yala peak is the closest peak from Kathmandu and close to Tibet border northeast of kanji Gompa altitude 3870m in the Lang Tang valley. This peak usually climbed in two or three days from kyanjin Gompa with the High camp at Yala Kharka altitude 4900m, It’s also possible to climb one or two days with good acclimatization.

It is easiest trekking peak to ascent and also good preparation for Naya Kanga altitude 5844m, the summit of Yala Peak is renowned for being excellent viewpoint of Lang Tang altitude 7227m, Gonzala Chuli to south, north Yansa Tsenji altitude 6500m on the Nepal-Tibet border, to the northeast beautiful and steep Morimoto Peak altitude 6750m and can be seen with bulk of Sisapangma altitude 8013m in the distance in Tibet. If you are feeling to right up in the Himalaya, with less crowded and few people around also without experience not too much difficulty, Yala Peak is the best option in terms of budget, length and difficulty.

Yala peak would be the best option for those want to start trekking Peak climbing in Nepal. This trekking peak dose not required climbing permit neither from Mountaineering Association or Nepal government. For this climbing expedition you need pay Lang Tang National park fees and TIMS. 
Yala trekking peak climbing’s attraction is no need to wait to flight and easy getaway from the  get in and out from the  Kathmandu valley. You can trek through Gosaikund Lauribina or Gonza-la passes to Kathmandu.

  • Destination:Nepal, Peak Climbing, Langtang Region
  • Trip Grade:Moderate, Easy
  • Max Elevation: 5732m/ 18805ft.  
  • Total Duration:16 Days

Itinerary at glance:

Day1: Arrived in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel.

Day 2: Preparation and gear check/discussion and planning with the guide and office staff.

Day 3: Drive to Syaphrubesi 8hours, altitude 2200m and stay in a local guesthouse.

Day 4: Trekking Syaphrubesi to Lama Hotel altitude 2500m and stay.

Day 5: Trekking Lama Hotel to Lang Tang altitude 3100m and stay.

Day 6: Trekking Lang Tang Village to Kyanjin Gompa altitude 3750m and stay.

Day 7: Side Trekking to Tserko Ri altitude 5033m and back to Kyanjin prep for the peak.

Day 8: Trekking Kyanjin to Yala Base Camp altitude 4800m and camp.

Day 9: Trekking Base camp to High camp and stay/attempt the summit.

Day 10: Early morning climb to Yala Summit at 5550m and back to base camp.

Day 11 Trekking to Kyanjin Gompa and stay.

Day 12: Trekking Kyanjin to Lama Hotel and stay.

Day 13: Trekking Lama Hotel to Syaphrubesi and stay.

Day 14: Drive To Kathmandu from Syaphrubesi 8 hour and stay in Kathmandu.

Day 15: Extra day in Kathmandu.

Day 16: Final day, transfer to the airport.

Cost Includes

  • Climbing permit, national park fee.
  • Airport picks up and drops.
  • Three-night hotel in Kathmandu with Bed and breakfast.
  • Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu.
  • Climbing instructor /guide/leader 4:1 ratio and porter their salary and other expenses.
  • Group climbing gear (lead rope, ice bar, ice pickets, slings, carabineer, rappelling rope)
  • Tent two person/organize a trip, and teahouses full packages from Kathmandu to Kathmandu.
  • Transportation to from Kathmandu.

Cost Excludes

  • Personal/ health/ adventure insurance.
  • Coke, bottle beverages, alcohol, laundry, Internet, international phone call etc.
  • Emergency evacuation and other extra expenses and related charges.
  • Guide, Porter tip.
  • Drinking water during the trekking (please bring water purification own your own)

What you need to bring

  • Personal belongings (i.e. camera, water bottle, extra money, sunscreen, sunglasses, sunhat, hiking shorts/ synthetic T-shirt etc.)
  • Hiking boots, sports shoe/ trainers, 3/4 woolen socks 2 pairs liners socks, 1 pairs gloves, warm hat,
  • 1 Day backpack and the duffel bag for your clothing.
  • Warm layers, down or synthetic jackets, fleece, hiking pants, thermals.

Personal Equipment

  • Climbing Shoe (plastic boots will be preferable),
  • Crampons one pair,
  • Lucking-1 & 1 un-lucking carabineer,
  • Guide ATC-1,
  • Prussic 7mm dynamic rope for safety – 1 pcs,
  • Sling 8-12’ – 1
  • Helmet- 1, Ice-ax -1.

Personal Climbing equipment:

  • Climbing Shoe (plastic boots will be preferable),
  • Crampons one pair,
  • Lucking-1 & 1 un-lucking carabineer,
  • Guide ATC-1,
  • Prussic 7mm dynamic rope for safety – 1 pcs,
  • Sling 8-12’ – 1
  • Helmet- 1, Ice-ax -1.

Note: We customize your trip according to your interest, duration, and budget. This is brief itinerary gives you some idea and broader pictures of the trip while you are thinking to do so. Please do not hesitate to contact us for details and additional information of the area.

We will provide comprehensive climbing gear list on booking, and most of these items you can buy or rent in Kathmandu.

Karnali River Experience.

They say that the journey is better than the destination. That all the experiences along the way are like an accumulation of rocks along a riverbed. This story is another stone in a river.

I have known Mani Aryal for several years, meeting him in the United States, in the state of Utah. Mani and I were both on a work contract to take a group of students down Desolation & Grey Canyon on the Green River. After spending three weeks with Mani I knew that I made a paddling adventure buddy and that he would be a person that I actively stay in contact with. The years have a way of floating by with adventure and intentions. Every time I spoke to Mani he persistently invited me to Kathmandu to see his home and to float the rivers. Three years after saying “no”, I finally could say “maybe”.

Kathmandu is large in legend and small in structure. The shuttle ride from the airport is an example of whitewater: dodging potholes, must-make moves, and pure adrenaline. It’s best not to watch.

There are two options to get to the river when signing up for a Karnali River Expedition trip: 1) take the plane or 2) ride with the guides and gear on public transport. I was on a tight budget, so option #2 was the only way to go. Putting together a multiday river trip is always difficult, especially when you start combining buses, shuttles, and rendezvous. The first leg of the journey was via public transportation to Koholpur. The guides and I, hanging out at the main bus depot, loading all of the gear we would need for the next 12 days was a new experience indeed.

You see a lot of different people and livestock on the long distance buses. Chickens and goats are not uncommon. If a woman is standing with a baby, it’s a norm to hand a baby to you, a seated passenger, to hold the child in order to give her a break.

The second half of the shuttle was a private bus to the put-in, the small village of Dungeshor that is located straight down a canyon. The route our bus driver picked was shorter to save fuel but longer because of road conditions. Our bus rocked, creaked and moaned down the road for 8 hours only to cover 85km. “Singletrack” may be a better description than “road” as there were only inches to spare between rock walls and open air.

 Sideswiping other buses, scouting rock gardens and pushing our transport were common occurrences that quickly become norms. We reached Dungeshor after 10 pm to hastily inhale some food and beer from a generous restaurant owner who opened his doors after hours. Afterward, we set up our tents on the riverbank to welcome a solid, unwavering piece of ground to usher in some sleep.

The next morning, the guides were in their prime, having already started getting breakfast ready for everyone. Mani was no exception, greeting me with a great, white smile and a coffee to help orient my mind back to my body. The biggest surprise was all of the children hanging about camp. We were all warned not to leave our gear unattended. Later that day, I realized a carabineer walked off to hang out with the children. The guides seemed to include me that much more by laughing and sharing stories of gear gone lost.

Throughout the six days, Mani and his guides were exceptional hosts. It seemed as if they never stopped moving. Always quick to put a coffee in your hand, help you set up your campsite or to offer a meal. Every morning they would barter with local fisherman to add extra flair to the menu. On the water, I felt safe and involved in the risk management. All ideas were heard until a plan formed to be implemented with everyone on board. The standard followed by Mani was professional.

Six months after this trip, the strongest memories I have are of traveling to and from the river. Once I had oars in my hand and a blue sky above me I knew who I was and how I got there.

The total trip duration from Kathmandu to Kathmandu was 10 days included bus journey.

Thank you, Mani. I look forward to our next adventure.

Daniel Ives

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