Mt Yala Peak is a popular trekking peak located in the Langtang region of Nepal. At an elevation of 5,520 meters, it offers a challenging yet rewarding climbing experience, along with stunning views of the Himalayas. The climb starts with a trek through dense forests, small villages, and beautiful valleys until reaching the Kyanjin Gompa, a Buddhist monastery and village. Here, climbers can rest and acclimatize to the altitude while exploring the surrounding areas, including the Langtang Glacier and viewpoint for stunning views of the mountains. From Kyanjin Gompa, the trail leads to the base camp of Yala Peak, where climbers prepare for the summit day.

The climb to the summit takes around six to eight hours and requires technical skills such as the use of crampons, ice axes, and ropes. From the summit, climbers can enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the Himalayas. The descent back to Kyanjin Gompa and further to Syabrubesi is via the same route, giving climbers the opportunity to enjoy the scenery and culture of the Langtang region.

Outline Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing and Preparation
Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1,550m)
Day 4: Trek from Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2,380m)
Day 5: Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang Village (3,430m)
Day 6: Trek from Langtang Village to Kyanjin Gompa (3,870m)
Day 7: Rest day in Kyanjin Gompa
Day 8: Trek from Kyanjin Gompa to Yala Base Camp (4,800m)
Day 9: Summit Day – Climb to the summit of Yala Peak (5,520m) and back to Base Camp
Day 10-11: Contingency Days
Day 12: Trek from Yala Base Camp to Kyanjin Gompa
Day 13: Trek from Kyanjin Gompa to Lama Hotel
Day 14: Trek from Lama Hotel to Syabrubesi
Day 15: Drive from Syabrubesi to Kathmandu
Day 16: Departure from Kathmandu


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  • Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu


    • Arrive in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal.
    • Transfer to your hotel and meet with your expedition team.
    • Briefing about the expedition and equipment check.
  • Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing and Preparation
    • Explore Kathmandu’s cultural heritage sites, including UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, and Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple).
    • Final equipment check and preparation for the trek.
  • Day 3: Drive to Syabrubesi (1,550m)
    • Depart from Kathmandu by private vehicle and drive to Syabrubesi, the starting point of the trek.
    • Enjoy scenic views of the countryside along the way.
    • Overnight at a guesthouse in Syabrubesi.
  • Day 4: Trek to Lama Hotel (2,380m)
    • Begin trekking from Syabrubesi towards Lama Hotel.
    • Follow the Langtang River through dense forests and charming villages.
    • Overnight at a guesthouse in Lama Hotel.
  • Day 5: Trek to Langtang Village (3,430m)
    • Continue trekking through the Langtang Valley towards Langtang Village.
    • Pass through beautiful landscapes with views of snow-capped peaks.
    • Overnight at a guesthouse in Langtang Village.
  • Day 6: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3,870m)
    • Trek from Langtang Village to Kyanjin Gompa, a picturesque monastery.
    • Enjoy breathtaking views of Langtang Lirung and other surrounding peaks.
    • Explore the village and acclimatize to the altitude.
    • Overnight at a guesthouse in Kyanjin Gompa.
  • Day 7: Acclimatization Day in Kyanjin Gompa
    • Rest and acclimatize in Kyanjin Gompa.
    • Optional hike to nearby viewpoints or Langtang Glacier.
    • Overnight at a guesthouse in Kyanjin Gompa.
  • Day 8: Trek to Yala Peak Base Camp (4,600m)
    • Trek from Kyanjin Gompa to Yala Peak Base Camp.
    • Ascend gradually, enjoying panoramic views of the surrounding mountains.
    • Set up camp at the base camp.
    • Overnight camping at Yala Peak Base Camp.
  • Day 9: Summit Day (Yala Peak, 5,732m) and Descend to Kyanjin Gompa
    • Early morning start for the summit push.
    • Ascend steep slopes towards the summit of Yala Peak.
    • Reach the summit and enjoy breathtaking views of the Himalayas.
    • Descend back to Kyanjin Gompa.
    • Overnight at a guesthouse in Kyanjin Gompa.
  • Day 10: Reserve Day for Contingencies

    Reserved as a contingency day for the summit attempt in case of bad weather or other unforeseen circumstances.

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Usefull Information


  • All necessary permits and fees
  • Airport transfers in Kathmandu
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu and during the trek
  • All meals during the trek
  • Experienced and licensed trekking guide
  • Porter service to carry your bags during the trek
  • Climbing equipment such as ropes, crampons, and ice axes
  • First aid kit and oxygen cylinder


  • airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Nepal visa feesInternational
  • Travel insurance (required)
  • Personal trekking equipment such as hiking boots, sleeping bag, and warm clothing
  • Extra snacks and drinks during the trek
  • Tips for guide and porter (optional)

Usefull Information

  1. Insulated jacket (down or synthetic)
  2. Waterproof and windproof jacket
  3. Waterproof and windproof pants
  4. Base layer tops and bottoms (moisture-wicking)
  5. Mid-layer fleece or softshell jacket
  6. Insulated pants or fleece pants
  7. Trekking pants or convertible pants
  8. Thermal underwear (tops and bottoms)
  9. Trekking shirts (long-sleeve and short-sleeve)
  10. Warm hat (beanie)
  11. Sun hat or cap with neck protection
  12. Neck gaiter or buff
  13. Gloves (liner gloves and insulated gloves/mittens)
  14. Mountaineering boots (compatible with crampons)
  15. Trekking boots
  16. Gaiters (for keeping snow out of boots)
  17. Socks (wool or synthetic, thick and thin pairs)
  18. Sunglasses (category 3 or 4 with UV protection)
  19. Ski goggles (optional but recommended for high altitudes)
  20. Bandana or scarf

Climbing Gear:

  1. Climbing helmet
  2. Climbing harness
  3. Crampons (with anti-balling plates)
  4. Ice axe
  5. Trekking poles
  6. Locking carabiners
  7. Non-locking carabiners
  8. Prusik cords or ascenders
  9. Mountaineering boots (double or single plastic boots)
  10. Ropes (dynamic climbing rope, static rope, and cordage)
  11. Snow pickets or ice screws (if required)


  1. Backpack (40-70 liters)
  2. Sleeping bag (rated for sub-zero temperatures)
  3. Sleeping pad or mat
  4. Headlamp (with extra batteries)
  5. Water bottles or hydration system (2-3 liters capacity)
  6. Water purification tablets or filters
  7. Toiletries and personal hygiene items
  8. Sunscreen (high SPF)
  9. Lip balm with SPF
  10. Personal first aid kit
  11. Trekking towel
  12. Camera or smartphone for capturing memories
  13. Snacks and energy bars
  14. Duct tape and repair kit
  15. Lightweight daypack (for summit push)


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  • What is Yala Peak?

    Yala Peak is a trekking peak in the Langtang region of Nepal, standing at an elevation of 5,732 meters (18,806 feet) above sea level. It is a popular climbing destination due to its accessibility from Kathmandu and the stunning views it offers of the surrounding Himalayan peaks.

  • Is Yala Peak climbing suitable for beginners?

    Yes, Yala Peak is considered one of the easier trekking peaks in Nepal and is suitable for climbers with basic mountaineering skills. However, climbers should have previous trekking experience at high altitudes and be in good physical condition.

  • When is the best time to climb Yala Peak?

    The best time to climb Yala Peak is during the pre-monsoon (spring) season from March to May and the post-monsoon (autumn) season from September to November. These months offer stable weather conditions and clear skies, making for optimal climbing conditions.

  • Do I need a permit to climb Yala Peak?

    Yes, climbers need permits from the Nepalese government to climb Yala Peak. This typically includes a climbing permit from the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) and a trekking permit for the Langtang National Park.

  • How long does it take to climb Yala Peak?

    The duration of a Yala Peak climbing expedition typically ranges from 10 to 14 days, including trekking to and from the base camp, acclimatization days, and the summit push. The exact duration may vary depending on the itinerary and weather conditions.

  • What equipment do I need for climbing Yala Peak?

    Climbers need basic mountaineering equipment such as crampons, ice axes, harnesses, helmets, and ropes. Additionally, warm clothing suitable for high-altitude conditions, trekking boots, a sleeping bag, and a down jacket are essential. Most expedition operators provide a detailed equipment list.

  • Is altitude sickness a concern when climbing Yala Peak?

    Yes, altitude sickness is a concern when climbing Yala Peak due to the high elevation. It’s essential to acclimatize properly by ascending gradually, staying hydrated, and listening to your body. Most itineraries include rest days at strategic points to help climbers acclimatize.

    Trip Fact

  • Best Seasons spring
  • Duration 16 days
  • Trek Difficulty Moderate

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