• Duration:11 Nights 12 Days
  • Difficulty: Very Strenuous
  • Max. Altitude: 5550m
  • Group Size: 1-6
  • Activity: Trekking & Climbing
  • Pick Up: TIA Airport

About Yala Peak Climbing

About Yala Peak Climbing
Yala Peak, at an elevation of 5550 m, is the perfect introduction to Himalayan peak climbing, a safe way to have an authentic alpine peak experience, even for those without any previous climbing experience. Any physically fit person can safely summit Yala Peak. The final scramble to the summit is relatively straightforward and only an additional 700 meters. Yala Peak, the smallest of all the trekking peaks in Nepal, can be done in the shortest time while still at a pace to allow proper acclimatization.

Since the Langtang Valley is a less popular destination than Everest or Annapurna, there are fewer tourists in this area. The Langtang Valley stretches up to the Tibet border, so it's a chance to experience a culture strongly influenced by Tibetan heritage and geographical proximity. Langtang Valley is rimmed to the north by peaks rising to around 6500m and a smaller range of 5000-6000m to the south. Yala Peak falls in the northern range.

Yala Peak Climbing route overview 

The Yala Peak Climbing trail starts at Syabrubensi (1505m), after a spectacular 9-hour drive that follows the winding Trishuli River gorge. The trek begins in sub-tropical forests, but as it climbs higher into the Langtang Valley, the woods grow thinner, and the valley widens. Approaching Langtang Village (3300m), on the second day, there are great views of Langtang Lirung (7246m), Lenpo Gang (7083m), Dorje Lakpa (6990m) and even the mighty Shishapangma (8013m) which is Tibet's only 8000+ meter mountains.

On the 5th day, reaches the last settlement on the trail, Kyanjin Gompa (3970m), the site of an ancient Buddhist monastery. There are many chortens by the path, and walking with them to our right is the custom. Spending an extra day to acclimatize allows us to explore the Langshisa glacier or climb to Kyanjin Ri (4350m) for more amazing views of the snow-capped mountains.

Yala Peak Summit Day 

The trail to Yala Peak Base Camp (4800m) is relatively easy, and beautiful views are always on the way. From just above base camp, we can see the rocky south face of Yala Peak and the Yala Glacier on the southwest face. FromBase Camp, we make our pitch for the summit which is more difficult if there is snow. The trail ascends to a rock ridge and then drops and ascends steeply on boulders. There is a flat area before the final 40m vertical snow/rock cliff leading to the narrow summit ridge. To celebrate our achievement, we attach our new prayer flags to the summit pole, which is covered with flags and banners from past expeditions. The view from the summit is simply amazing. We can see Langtang Lirung to the west, Yansa Tsenji (6500m), a mountain on the Nepal-Tibet border, Shishapangma in Tibet, Morimoto Peak (6750m), and Langshisa Ri (6800m) to the east.When we start our careful descent to Kyanjin Gompa, the Yala Glacier will groan in the sun's heat.

Best time to climb Yala Peak

Spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November) are the perfect times to visit Nepal or enjoy the weather. The weather remains calm and pleasant, which offers the ideal time for climbing and trekking around the country when it is neither too hot nor too cold, making climbing more comfortable. Spring (March-May): During this season, you can see a wide variety of blooming flowers, such as the national flower of Nepal (Rhododendron) and other wildflowers throughout the trail. In this particular season, the country attracts a large number of tourists. This season comes after winter and ends, leading to monsoon.

Autumn (September- November): Autumn is the best season for trekking in Nepal around the year. It is undoubtedly the best time to visit Nepal, as summer monsoons clear the surroundings and enjoy the magnificent view of mountains and blue sky. During the autumn months, the weather remains pleasant, not much affected by the cold.

How complicated and technical is Yala Peak Climbing?

Climbing Yala Peak is rated as Grade F on the Himalayan Index, meaning it is a "non-technical" and simple climb. It is also considered one of the most accessible peaks to climb in Nepal, with no special mountaineering skills or experiences required. The real challenges are the altitude and the weather. Therefore proper acclimatization and preparations are needed to summit Yala Peak without problems.

Where is Yala Peak?

Yala Peak is located in the Langtang Region of Nepal, about 75 kilometers north of Kathmandu. It is a non-technical peak that can be climbed by hikers with moderate experience. The summit of Yala Peak is at an altitude of 5,500 meters (18,045 feet), and it offers stunning views of the Langtang Valley, the Ganesh Himal, and Shishapangma, the highest mountain in Tibet.

How long does it take to climb Yala Peak?

Climbing Yala Peak is the shortest and easiest Peak climbing in Nepal. Our standard itinerary is 12 days, including one extra day for acclimatization at Kyangin Gompa. Though the itinerary varies depending on your fitness level and the time you want to spend there.

How many nights do I spend in a tent during Yala Peak Climbing?

For trekking, you spend eight nights in clean and comfortable tea houses. However, according to our standard itinerary, you sleep one night in a tent. However, it can vary depending on the situation, such as weather conditions, your body etc.

 How can I communicate if there's an emergency during Yala peak climbing?

For trekking, the tea houses will have an internet facility, or you must purchase internet recharge cards. But the internet speed will be fundamental. You can also purchase Nepalese SIM cards (NCEL or NTC), but their coverage will be limited. On the other hand, our climbing guide will also carry a satellite phone for emergency use with minimum cost whenever the internet and data connections are unavailable. You can also bring your own if you have one.

Is travel Insurance needed for Yala Peak Climbing?

A big yes! Annapurna Foothills Treks highly recommends getting travel insurance before this adventurous trip to Nepal. While purchasing travel insurance, kindly ensure that it covers emergency evacuation, injury, lost baggage, liability, and medical treatment. The insurance must cover all the activities you will undertake during your stay in Nepal. Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions Pvt. Ltd. can organize the appropriate medical response based on your policy.

Planning to climb Yala Peak in 2023 and 2024

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Highlights of Yala Peak Climbing

  • safe introductory peak for novice mountaineers
  • amazing trek through the langtang valley
  • trek with our experienced local Sherpa guides
  • experience Tibetan-like culture and traditions
  • amazing peak climbing experience of Yala Peak


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Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu, 1,300 m/4,265 ft

Flying to Kathmandu is in itself an exciting and memorable experience. On a clear day, you will get a panoramic view of the snow-capped towering peaks. After completing the visa formalities in airport, collect your luggage downstairs. As you exit the airport terminal, you will be welcomed by one of our representatives carrying your name on our company’s’ signboard, Annapurna Foothills Treks & Expedition. Moving forward, you’ll be taken to your hotel in our vehicle. Once you reach at hotel, you’ll be welcomed by them as well and after that you can relax in your room or go for a walk exploring the city.

  • Welcome Dinner
  • Hotel

We take a scenic drive north of Kathmandu along the Trishuli River Valley to Sybru Besi via Dhunche village

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House/ Lodge

We trek from Sybrubensi to Lama Hotel, walking along the Bhote Koshi river and Langtang Khola river passing through a village, Bamboo which is famous for the red panda.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House/ Lodge

We trek 6hrs from Lama Hotel to Langtang via Ghodatabela. At Ghodatabela, the trail emerges from the forest and we'll have our lunch at Thangsyep and after having lunch, we'll continue our walk to Langtang.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House/ Lodge

The trail climbs gradually through small villages and yak pastures. As the valley opens out, the views become more extensive. After crossing several small streams and moraines, we reach the settlement of Kyangjin Gompa by lunch time. There is a small monastery and a cheese factory. It is a dramatic setting with a panoramic view of snow covered peaks surrounding us. From this point, you will see the Dorje Larpa, 6990m, Langtang Ri, 6370m, Langtang Lirung, 7245m and others peaks.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House/ Lodge

We take a day off to acclimatize, explore and have a proper rest. We can climb hike to Kyangjin Ri from where you get wonderful views of the snow-capped mountains. We can walk up the moraine to see the spectacular mountain ridges and undulating glaciers.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House/ Lodge

To reach Yala Base Camp, you will trek along the rocky glacier trail. You will be quite taken back by the views of Ganchenpo, Naya Kang, Tserko Ri, and Yala Peak. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Camping

Today, our main adventure day begins with an early morning start to climb Yala Peak. At the summit of Yala Peak, you will be stunned by the panoramic views of Shishapangma 8012m , Dorje Lakpa 6966,, Ganchenpo 6388m, Naya Kang 5844m, Tserko Ri 4600m , Langtang Lirung 7227m Changbu 6251m, Kinshung 6781m, Yobra 6264m and many Tibetan mountains. We then head back to base camp for hot juice and lunch. After short rest, we begin the descent all the way to Kyangjin Gompa. This is a very long but satisfying day! 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House/ Lodge

From Kyangjin Gompa, we will take the route back to Lama Hotel. As we retrace our steps, we follow the Langtang Khola to Langtang village and on to Ghoda Tabela. We stop briefly for lunch and thereafter, continue the steep descent to Lama Hotel.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House/ Lodge

From Lama Hotel, we head back to Syabrubesi. We can wander around the undulating path leading to the village. This gives us an opportunity to get an insight of the culture and custom of the Tamang community. We can also simply relax in the sun savoring the beauty of the majestic Himalayan vistas.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Tea House/ Lodge

The drive back to Kathmandu should take approximately 6 hours. After arriving Kathmandu, you will have the rest of the day at leisure. 

  • Breakfast and Lunch
  • Hotel

Our Nepalese support team will take you to the airport for your flight back to home.

  • Breakfast

Trip Map

Yala Peak Climbing map

What's Included

  • Transfer from Airport – Hotel – Airport: Car, Van, Hi-ace or Coaster in a private vehicle.
  • Authentic Nepali welcome dinner with Live Nepalese Cultural Program.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu: Two nights on Twin share Bed and Breakfast Basis.
  • Accommodation during Trek: local lodges 8 nights (twin-share rooms, beds with comfortable foam mattresses and pillows)
  • Accommodation during camping: 1-night full camping services
  • All standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking
  • English speaking experienced Sherpa guide (Govt. Trained/License Holder).
  • All Camping Equipment required during the climbing, sleeping tents/mattresses, kitchen tent, kitchen equipment
  • All required Personal and Group Climbing gears
  • Climbing rope, Ice screws, Snow bar
  • One Sherpa guide-assistant if the group size is more than 4 Trekkers.
  • Porters: One porter for Two Trekkers basis.
  • Camping Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation.
  • Personal insurance for Nepalese staff.
  • Annapurna Foothills Duffle Bag for Trekking.
  • Annapurna Foothills Souvenir
  • Energy Supplies; Snickers, Mars, Bounty etc. 
  • First aid medicine kit.
  • Langtang National Park Fee, TIMS permits & all required permits or Official Documentation.
  • All ground transfers Kathamndu – Syabru Besi - Kathmandu Local Bus ( Private Jeep Option - USD 360 Bothways )
  • All government and local taxes

Personal Climbing Gear includes:

  • Mountaineering Boots
  • Crampons
  • Harness
  • Ice Axe
  • 2 x Tape slings
  • 2 x Screwgate Karabiners
  • Descender / Abseil Device (Jumar)
  • Prussic Loops
  • Helmet

What’s Excluded

  • Your Personal Travel Insurance.
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fee.
  • Lunch & Dinner in cities - allow $ 10 to $ 14 per meal in Tourist restaurants.
  • Beverages (soft drinks, mineral water, boiled water and beer).
  • Tips for guide, porters and driver (customary).
  • Any personal expenses not mentioned in the above services.
  • Additional night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early return from Trek for any reason) then the planned itinerary.

Departure Dates

Start Date25 Mar, 2025End Date05 Apr, 2025AvailableUS$ 1500

Departure Note:

Guaranteed- We already have trekkers booked for those dates and you can join the group.

Available - The date is available to book and once you confirm your trip it will be guaranteed.

Limited - The departure date is filling fast and only limited seats are available to join.

Closed- The Trip cannot be booked on that specific date. Contact us for customized dates.

The departure dates are your arrival dates in Nepal.

We have set dates for departure to the Yala Peak Climbing. So, pick your preferable date and let the adventure begin.

If the date you prefer is not listed on our departure dates then you can contact us directly to book the trip on your own desired date.

We have listed the price up to 08 trekkers at maximum. If you are more than 08 trekkers, then please feel free to contact us for amazing discounted group price and further booking process.

Private Trips to Yala Peak Climbing is possible. Contact us to design your own private trips with you loved ones.

Solo Trips: Single trekkers are always welcome to join the climb. On your arrival at Kathmandu, you’ll have a single room in Kathmandu Hotel as per your requirement and have to share a room at the local teahouses during the trekking.

Useful Info

Why Climb Yala Peak with Annapurna Foothills Treks?

Annapurna Foothills Treks has been running climbing expeditions for over 10 years. Annapurna Foothills Treks reaches for the highest ethical business practices. Our team of mountaineering guides is dynamic, professional, and qualified as instructors.

Why Climb with a Sherpa?

Annapurna Foothills Treks is here to save you the unnecessary expense of going with an expatriate company and an expatriate guide. Our qualified and experienced guides are well able to guide your expedition safely and can provide an accurate cultural perspective as well. Additionally, when you book with Annapurna Foothills Treks, you are supporting the Sherpa community who are dependent on the trekking/climbing industry for their livelihood.

Our climbing guides are dedicated mountaineers and license-holders who always put your safety first. They use harness and ropes below the every peak whether for crevasse danger or steep slopes. Our Sherpa guides are there to fix the rope as well as teach climbers how to fix the rope or set up a belay for glacier travel.

While some people spend unnecessarily to go with a foreign company, others risk their lives to save money by going without a guide. We encourage you to play it safe, and climb with our experienced guides. Our packages are reasonably priced and afford the safety of an experienced guide who will allow you the independence you desire.

The routes we suggest are almost always the most straightforward. Under good conditions, none of the routes are challenging for skillful technical alpinist. Safety-conscious amateurs have potential to provide satisfaction and experience without much risk.

Sherpa Support Staff:

Even our support staff are well experienced, so you can look forward to a well organized trip. The relationship we have developed among us over the years makes for a wonderful exchange of ideas, laughter and assistance. Your personal packs will be carried by the porters, saving you time and energy to fully enjoy the surrounding environment.

Each staff member at Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions is insured for their appropriate roles. (Some companies are cutting corners here.)


You can fully enjoy the world of mountains unfettered by the rigors of food preparation, lodging and logistics. Annapurna Foothills Treks provides a wide variety of quality meals to keep climbers healthy and strong. Most of the food is flown in from Kathmandu.

Environmental Responsibility:

Annapurna Foothills Treks practices and teaches the Leave-No-Trace principles. Moreover, we are committed to protecting the land and culture of the indigenous people. The mountains are our home and we are unwilling to sacrifice their preservation for human objectives.

Altitude Advice:

It is really difficult to head straight up to high altitude for the first time even if you follow the recommended 400m-a-day-rule. Walking, let alone climbing, uphill at 5000m is harder than you think. The trek in is a means of acclimatization and getting fit. Our itinerary is planned to allow rational acclimatization and avoid altitude sickness.

Yala Peak Trip Accommodation:

Accommodation is included in the cost of your package. Annapurna Foothills Treks takes great care to arrange the most comfortable accommodation possible throughout your stay.

During the trek, the nights will be spent in clean and comfortable tea houses with plenty of character and good food. The simple rooms usually have two narrow beds. The family run lodges are a great place to get to know the Nepalese people. In Nepalese culture, a guest is equal to god, and surely this has become even more of a reality since the tourism industry has improved their meager opportunities to earn. You will be made very welcome!

During the climbing period, Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions supply all camping equipment and meals. Three hot meals per day will be served; breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea/coffee and boiled water. The meals will be tasty and hygienic. On summit day we provide a packed lunch of high calorie foods that are easily eaten at high altitude. As well as your Sherpa guide there will be a team of porters to carry the camping gear and set up tents and a well- trained cook.

Travel Insurance:

To must be adequately protected in terms of insurance. You will need special travel insurance for participation in hazardous activities. We recommend a complete travel insurance policy that covers cancellation, lost baggage, theft, injury, liability, medical treatment, death and expenses. Make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal including trekking and climbing.

If a client requires medical treatment, all hospital expenses, including doctors fees and repatriation costs, are the clients responsibility.

If you are injured and unable to walk in a remote area, a helicopter rescue will be arranged. Annapurna foothills Treks has an agreement in Kathmandu that guarantees payment for helicopter evacuations. We will pay a cash deposit to the helicopter operator and collect the money from you once you have been rescued. Before leaving on the expedition, we will make sure your policy specifically covers mountaineering or alpinism otherwise you may have a difficult time settling the large claim.

Safe Drinking Water

We suggest that you drink boiled water or bring chlorine tablets to purify the normal water available in the guest houses along the way. There is a small fee charged for the boiled water. Several guesthouses have Euro-guard filters. Although mineral water is available in most places, there is no provision to dispose of the plastic bottles, so we encourage the guests to do what they can to protect the environment.

Re-charging Batteries of Electronic Items on the Trek

You can recharge your digital camera, iPod, batteries etc. with electricity or solar power sources. You may need to buy an adaptor in Kathmandu before the trip since the plugs in Nepal might be different. The lodges charge a small fee per hour for recharging facilities.

Nepal uses 220-240 volts to power your appliances. The sockets fit both round and flat plugs.

Spending Money per Day

Although it depends on your spending habits, you should allocate US$ 7 - 10 per meal in Kathamndu. On the trek, US$9 - 12 a day should be enough to buy chocolates, Coca Cola and a beer.

Safety for Yala Peak Climb

When travelling in remote mountain regions, uncertainties such as weather, health problems and natural disasters require a certain amount of flexibility. While our goal is to follow the itinerary, that is not our first priority; your safety is always our first priority. Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expeditions request your cooperation to accept the decisions and advice of our trusted and experienced guides if they deem it necessary to change or cancel any part of the itinerary due to safety concerns.

We should also plan for few extra days as bad weather may affect the designed schedule. This doesnt guarantee the successful ascent but often avoids the disappointment of a cloudy summit day.

How Can I Plan and Confirm My Trip?

Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expedition is a government licensed trekking and touring company in Nepal. On the following terms and conditions, we accept your bookings.

In order to confirm your bookings we require a non-refundable deposit US$ of 10% down payment in advance is mandatory to book the flight tickets and hotel booking and permit process too. Bookings must be done 60 days prior to your planned trekking date, to reserve a place. This amount can be sent by bank-to-bank transfer, Western Union, money grams, or credit card (telex transfer or wire transfer). And the rest of the money must be paid to us upon arrival.

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