Yala Peak (5500m) is a great introduction to mountaineering in the Himalayas with only minimal technical difficulties and includes an enjoyable trek. It is located in the popular Langtang trekking area, the central section of the Nepalese Himalayas, just north of Kathmandu. It is a great addition to trekking in the region as Yala Peak does not require mountaineering experience – a good level of physical fitness is sufficient.
The mountain itself is located just at the border between Nepal and Tibet. The summit offers superb views of several snow-covered mountains in Nepal and Tibet like Langtang Lirung, DorjeLakpa, Ganesh Himal, Naya Kanga, Gangchempo and the famous 8000m peak Shishapangma.
To reach in Yala Peak, we leave Kathmandu and drive to Dhunche or SyabruBensi, and then trek up the valley for five days. Kyanjin Gompa(3800m) is situated at the foot of the impressive Langtang Lirung (7246 m) and we spend three days acclimatizing, taking day-hikes in spectacular surroundings. We explore the Langshisa glacier and then establish a high camp at 4800m from where we make our summit bid. After summiting Yala Peak, we either return directly to Dhunche or continue trekking to Helambu via the Gosainkunda pass. Another possibility is to cross the Langtang Ganja La pass. There are plenty of options and we’d be happy to advise you and compile the right package for you.
Zambuling Expedition offers you a full board package including the climbing permit from the NMA and all other necessary logistics – from arrival in Kathmandu up to your departure. We organize your accommodation in Kathmandu as well as throughout your trek, our cooks freshly prepare you nutritious meals throughout the climbing period and experienced and professional trekking and climbing guides accompany you on the trek as well as the climb. In addition, we can organize any sightseeing in and around Kathmandu. Upon your request, we can also offer only base camp service (including the climbing permit) where the climber may arrange all required logistics for any part of the climb above base camp.