|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Kathmnadu /Kathmandu|
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.