Yala Peak Climbing
Starts from: Shyafrubensi
Trip duration: 15 days
Best season: Spring and autumn
Yala Peak lies very close to the Tibetan border, northeast of Kyangin Gompa (3,870 m) in the Langtang Valley. This peak is usually climbed in two days from Kyanjin Gompa with a high camp at Yala Kharka (4,900 m). It’s also possible to do it in a single long day with a pre-dawn start and with good acclimatization.
While it is one of the easiest trekking peaks to scale, and often climbed as preparation for Ganja La Chuli (5,844 m), the summit is renowned for being an excellent viewpoint.
Langtang Lirung (7,227 m) catches the dawn sunlight to the west in the same way as Ganja La Chuli to the south. To the north lies Yansa Tsenji (6,500 m) on the Nepal-Tibet border. To the northeast the beautiful and steep Morimoto Peak (6,750 m) can be seen with the huge bulk of Shishapangma (8,013 m) behind it in the distance in Tibet. To the east are the mountains at the end of the Langtang Valley, Langshisa Ri (6,800 m) and the graceful sweep of the West Face of Ganchenpo (6,387 m).
All in all, if you want a feeling of being right up in the Himalayas, with few people around, and without experiencing too much technical difficulty, Yala Peak is a great choice.
Days 1-6: Drive from Kathmandu to the mouth of the Langtang Valley and trek along forested river banks to Kyanjin Gompa where you’ll rest and acclimatize.
Days 7-8: Trek to base camp and climb to summit.
Days 9-12: Return to Kathmandu.
Day 13 Leisure day in Kathmandu
Day 14 Fly back to home.
Trip Cost Includes
- All airport/hotel transfers
- (standard) hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
- Welcome and farewell dinner
- All accommodation and meals during the trek
- A full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley including tour guide and transport
- Domestic flights and airport departure taxes
- An experienced English-speaking trekking guide, assistant trek guide and porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter). This includes their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
- A comprehensive medical kit
- Rescue arrangement service
. All Required Permit
Trip Cost Does Not Include
- Nepal visa fee
- Airfare to and from Kathmandu
- Excess baggage charges
- Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu/City
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
- Tips for guides and porters
Are standard and vary according to the availability and place.
Our Yala Peak Climbing itinerary is planned with an awareness of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness). Going up too fast causes a medical condition serious enough to kill you. The higher the altitude the less oxygen is in air. For example, there is 50% less oxygen than of the sea level. Your body needs some days to adapt to this ‘less oxygen’ environment. So for a safe trek, it is absolutely essential to allow sufficient time for acclimatization. Sensible planning is therefore required to minimize the risk of AMS. We especially advise the guest(s) with known heart, lungs or blood diseases to consult their doctor before traveling. Mild headaches, fever, loss of appetite or stomach disorder are symptoms of AMS.
Leader(s) and Staff Arrangements
The most significant thing that makes your Yala Peak Climbing successful, enjoyable and memorable is the skilled, experienced and helpful trek leader and crew members. Professional guides will lead your trip. All of our trekking leaders are carefully selected on the basis of their experience appropriate to each individual trek. With an objective of sustaining local communities All Trekkers Team supplies only Nepalese staffs that have adequate knowledge about culture, ecosystem, flora, fauna, geography, and history of Nepal. Trek leaders of ATTm are also trained with and educated on potential medical issues during their trek, biodiversity and environmental issues:
- Intensive Wilderness First Aid
- Trekking Guide Training
- English Language
- Conservation and Biodiversity
- Rock climbing, ice climbing and mountaineering (applies to expeditions)
The Trekking Group
For the Yala Peak Climbing, there will be one guide, assistant guide and Sherpa porters for luggage carrying (2 trekkers:1 porter) This arrangement ensures that should anybody in the group become sick, the trip can still go ahead as planned. We can run the Yala Peak Climbing for group of any size, but generally have a maximum of twelve people, as we’ve found this to be the optimum size for a successful trip. However, if you’d like to make a group booking for more than twelve people together, we can arrange this.
Though often overlooked, it is important to mention. The trekking and expedition companies in Nepal are built on the back of hard working local porters. It is their tireless efforts carrying supplies, equipment and baggage that make the journeys to these remote areas possible. So it’s very sad for that there is a history of exploitation and abuse at the hands of the industry. In an effort to combat this, we are firmly committed to porter rights. We assure all our porters are to be well treated, well paid and we provide a decent level of shelter, clothing and footwear. Porters who become sick are to be treated with the same care, attention as other team members – to rescue porters from dangerous situations is our duty. And for the porter’s sake we inform that all trekkers keep their luggage bag weight to a maximum of 15kgs. If you need to have more weight than this additional porters can be hired. Thus we support the working conditions of the porters
Health and Experience Required:
Walking in this high Mountain Region usually requires maximum 6-8 hours of walking every day. Climbing in the high mountain is the challenging part of your adventure and will require long hours of walking. You should be prepared max 14 Km of walking or jogging exercise everyday 1 month before your Trek starts. And also a positive attitude and a strong determination are important. Previous hiking/camping experience is good to have but technical experience is not required.
It is a condition of joining any of our trips that you be protected with an insurance policy. Should medial issues or accidents (to include air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs) happen it is important to be prepared. Please mind that we do not arrange or sell insurance.