bYala Peak is a popular mountaineering destination in Nepal. With a peak height of 5520m above the sea level, the mountain is located in the Langtang region. Despite its massive height, Yala peak is considered to be one of the less difficult mountains to climb, and doesn’t actually involve any technical climbing section on the way to the summit. A bit of outdoor climbing experience and an average level of physical fitness is all you need to conquer this peak..
The journey to this adventure starts with a drive towards Syabru Besi, from where a trek towards the Langtang Valley begins. The trekking route offers a unique mix of cultures and lifestyle, evergreen forests, prayer flags, and gompas. From the summit, one can get a glance of towering pinnacles like Dorje Lakpa (6990m), Langtang Lirung (7246m), Gangchempo (6388m) and Shishapangma (8027m).
On the journey to the Yala Peak summit, you will get the opportunity to trek through an enthralling mountainous region with a unique blend of cultural heritages, traditional villages, evergreen forests, and warm-friendly locals. At the summit of the peak, you will also get to experience a panoramic view of several snow-capped mountains, including Dorje Lakpa (6990m), Langtang Lirung (7246m), Gangchempo (6388m) and Shishapangma (8027m).
As Yala Peak is categorized as a non-technical climbing peak, the journey to the summit relatively less physically demanding. Trekking across the Langtang valley, one can expect breathtaking scenery, mountain views, colorful cultures, Mani walls, prayer flags and traditional villages. However despite the less technical route, conquering the Yala Peak will still require a serious commitment. The final 15m towards the summit is particularly challenging with with a steep rocky pyramid formation. However, once at the summit, you will be able to get a scenic view of some glorious Himalayan peaks. The indigenous locals own and maintain the accommodations around local lodges and camps.
After a hearty breakfast, we begin our trip taking a drive to Syaprubeshi enjoying the great views of Himalayans above the top of green hills. We drive on a pitched road via Kakani which is the vantage point to see Ganesh Himal and the incredible Langtang Range up to the Trishuli Bazaar and follow the bumpy and dusty road which leads us to the village of Syarbubeshi where we stop for the night.
The trail crosses the small steel suspension bridge over Trishuli River at first and follows the Langtang Khola upstream passing through the dense forest of oaks, rhododendron, and bamboo. The trail finally crosses another suspension bridge and gently climbs to reach Lama Hotel where we stop for the night.
The trail still follows Langtang Khola passing through rhododendron and pine forest. We continue walking for a few more hours to reach Ghora Tabela. You can have completely stunning views of Langtang Lirung and other mountains of Langtang valley. We can notice the change in vegetation as we trek higher. The trail makes a steady climb after crossing a steel suspension bridge and leads us to the village of Langtang. We can explore monasteries in Langtang village during our leisure time. Overnight at Langtang village.
Leaving Langtang village, we start our trek to Kyanjin Gompa with a pleasant walk and cross the steel suspension bridge. The view of Langtang Lirung looks completely mesmerizing. A few hours of walk finally brings us to Kyanjin Gompa from Langtang village. We will have plenty of time to explore the surrounding areas like Yak cheese Factory, Monastery and local houses in Kyanjin Gompa. Overnight at Kyanjin Gompa.
Leaving Kyanjin Gompa we start our challenging trek by trekking along the rocky glacier and make a steep ascends through an icy trail to reach the flat camping area of Yala Peak base camp which is positioned at 4,400m. The trail offers magnificent views of Ganchenpo, Naya Kang, Tserko Ri, Yala peak and others peaks till we reach Yala base camp. We can have the marvelous view of lofty mountains. We can use our rest of the time exploring the surroundings. Overnight at tented camp.
Leaving base camp, we tackle the biggest day of our trip. Early in the morning, we start our climb to summit depending on weather conditions. This peak doesn’t need technical skills but it takes nearly eight hours to be in the summit. Upon reaching the summit, we can enjoy the breathtaking views of Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa, Shishapangma, Naya Kang, Ganchenpo, Tserko Ri, and many other Tibetan mountains. We return to base camp via the same route for an overnight.
Leaving Yala base camp, we start our trek to Kyanjin Gompa following the icy trail that steeply descends offering the marvelous views of lofty Himalaya. We walk enjoying the rhododendron forests and Langtang River. We gently ascend to reach the village of Kyanjin Gompa.
After a hearty breakfast, we start our trek to Lama Hotel with a pleasant walk. We cross several suspension bridges passing the village of Langtang. We follow the Langtang Khola to reach Ghora Tabela. The trail still offers the mesmerizing views of mountains. The few hours trek from here is mostly downhill offering a pleasant shades of rhododendron trees until we reach Lama Hotel.
The trail crosses a suspension bridge over Langtang Khola and leads us through the dense forest of oaks, rhododendron, and bamboo. We follow the Langtang Khola downstream and cross another suspension bridge over the Trishuli River to reach Syarbubeshi where we stop for the night.
After a hearty breakfast, we enjoy our last day of the trip taking a bus drive to Kathmandu enjoying the great views of Himalayans above the top of green hills. We drive on a bumpy and dusty road up to the Trishuli Bazaar and follow pitched road via Kakani to return the capital city of Kathmandu. We drive for 6 to 7 hours to reach Kathmandu where spend our night in a hotel.