Yala Peak Climbing (5550m) - 13 Days

Yala Peak Climbing
Trip Facts
  • Trip Duration13 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Maximum Altitude 5550m
  • Activity Trekking & Climbing
  • Starts/Ends Kathmandu / Kathmandu
  • Best Season February to May & September to Mid-December
  • Stunning summit view: The summit of Yala Peak offers breathtaking views of the majestic Himalayan peaks can be seen from the summit, including Langtang Lirung (7227m), Yansa Tsenji (6500m), Shishapangma (8012m), Langshisa Ri (6800m), Dorje Lakpa (6966m), Ganchenpo (6388m), Naya Kang (5844m), Yobra (6264 m), and many more.
  • Cultural experience: The walk provides an excellent opportunity to learn about the distinct culture and customs of the Tamang and Sherpa people, who are native to the Langtang region.
  • Moderate level trekking peak: The ascent to Yala Peak is considered moderately difficult and can be accomplished by trekkers who have little prior climbing experience or who have no climbing experience but are in good physical condition.
  • Glacier walk: The final push to the summit requires climbers to walk on a glacier, which will be a unique and thrilling experience for them.
  • Technical sections: The climb involves some technical sections requiring the use of crampons and ice axes, which provides a challenge for climbers.
  • Remote location: The Langtang region is less crowded compared to other popular trekking regions in Nepal, providing a more authentic and remote trekking experience.

Yala Peak is located in the Langtang region, which is a popular climbing and trekking destination because of its convenient location at an elevation of 5,550 m. The ascent of Yala Peak is one of the more accessible trekking peaks in Nepal.

The trek begins with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi, which offers beautiful views of gushing rivers, terraced farms, traditional Nepali villages, and snow-capped mountains. After making your way through the picturesque Langtang Valley and Kyangjin Gompa, you'll begin your ascent to Yala Peak Base Camp, located at an altitude of 4,400 meters. The ascent to the top begins with a glacier walk and continues through some challenging terrain that calls for crampons and ice axes. Many of the majestic Himalayan peaks can be seen from the summit, including Langtang Lirung (7227m), Yansa Tsenji (6500m), Shishapangma (8012m), Langshisa Ri (6800m), Dorje Lakpa (6966m), Ganchenpo (6388m), Naya Kang (5844m), Yobra (6264 m), and many more. Experience with climbing and a healthy level of physical fitness are required for this ascent.

The best times to climb Yala Peak are in the months of February through May and September through December. Climbing is not advised between June and August due to the unpredictable weather and difficult route conditions.

ItineraryDay to Day Itinerary
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Upon your arrival team from Moon Himalaya Adventure will be at Tribhuvan International Airport to receive you and will transfer you to hotel. In the Evening you will have a briefing about your Langtang Gosaikunda trek with a guide.


  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Max Altitude:1310m

On the second day after having your breakfast, our guide will brief you about the trek. You can visit the world heritage sites (Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bouddhanath, Pashupatinath, Swoyambhunath) but you have to pay entry fees on your own.

  • Meals:Breakfast
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Max Altitude:1310m

The drive begins after having breakfast at hotel. The scenic drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi offers beautiful views of gushing rivers, terraced farms, traditional Nepali villages, and snow-capped mountains. On reaching Syabrubesi we will rest on our Lodge.



  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:1470m
  • Duration:6/7 hrs drive

The first day of our walk starts from Syabrubesi. We trek through the lush forest and terraced farmland along the Langtang River after crossing the Bhote Kosi. Up in the hills, we continue our ascent to the Lama Hotel.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:2470m
  • Duration:5/6 hrs

Along the banks of the Langtang River, we make our way up through the forest. Snowy peaks will appear in the distance, luring us onward. Upon reaching Ghoda tabela we have to show our permits at army check point. After that, we will continue our walk to reach the Langtang Valley by crossing the river on its eastern bank. Leaving behind the prayer flags and water-powered prayer wheels, we make our way to the picturesque Tamang settlement of Langtang.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:3430m
  • Duration:5/6 hrs

After a pleasant two hours of hiking through breathtaking mountain scenery, we will reach Kyanjin for lunch. As we make our way upward, the valley opens up and the scenery gets more breathtaking. We pass through a number of small villages and yak pastures. Beautiful panoramic view of Dorje Larpa (6,990 m), Langtang RI (6370 m), and Langtang Lirung (7245 m) can be seen while making our way to Kyanjin. We will stay for two nights at Kyanjin Gumba.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:3870m
  • Duration:3/4 hrs

In order to acclimate, we will spend the night at Kyanjin Gompa. Incredible up-close views of majestic mountains and glaciers can be enjoyed from upper Langtang Valley. We will visit Kyanjin Gompa Monastery and the Yak cheese factory. We will hike to Tseku Ri (5033m) from where we can see the beautiful Himalayan peaks of Langtang Lirung (7,227m), Langtang II (6,596m), and Yala peak (5,500m). We will be back to our lodge and take good rest.



  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Max Altitude:5033m
  • Duration:4/5 hrs

After having breakfast, we'll be on our way to Yala Peak base camp. The climb first passes through the fields and then continues along a steep route. Along the way, you'll get to take in the sights of mountains like Naya Kang, Yala Peak, Tserko Ri, and many more. The team of Moon Himalaya Adventure will set up camp at base camp before your arrival, where you will spend a night.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tent
  • Max Altitude:4400m
  • Duration:5/6 hrs

The highlight of the trip will be today, as we will make an attempt to reach the top of Yala Peak. We will make an early start as the day is going to be long. Incredible scenery awaits you at the peak. Many of the majestic Himalayan peaks can be seen from the summit, including Langtang Lirung (7227m), Yansa Tsenji (6500m), Shishapangma (8012m), Langshisa Ri (6800m), Dorje Lakpa (6966m), Ganchenpo (6388m), Naya Kang (5844m), and Yobra (6264m). After that, we will descend to the base camp. 

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Tent
  • Max Altitude:5550m
  • Duration:7/8 hrs

While our staff wraps up the camping site, we will get going on the descent that will take us all the way to Kyangjin Gompa after having our breakfast at the base camp.


  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Duration:4/5 hrs

After having our breakfast at Kyangjin Gompa, we will trek back to Lama Hotel. The trail retraces the route that we used while making our way up.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Duration:4/5 hrs

The trail gently descends from the Lama Hotel, passing through quaint villages and verdant forests. As you travel to Syabrubesi, you'll get some breathtaking vistas of Annapurna, Manaslu, and Ganesh Himal.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Duration:6/7 hrs

The last day of the trek is when we will be back in Kathmandu on a private vehicle, watching the scenic beauty of rivers, villages, and hills. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be dropped off at your hotel. In the evening, you will have a group dinner with your guide, where you can recall your memories of the trip with each other and enjoy the evening.

  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Farewell dinner
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Max Altitude:1310m
  • Duration:7/8 hrs

Representative from Moon Himalaya will drop you to international airport for final departure three hours prior to your flight schedule.

  • Meals:Breakfast
Cost DetailsWhat's Included
  • Airport pick up and drop
  • Three-night hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Ground transportation from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi and from Syabrubesi to Kathmandu on private vehicle for our client.
  • Three meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
  • Accommodation during the trek.
  • Langtang National Park entry fee.
  • Trekkers’ Information Management system (TIMS) card.
  • Group equipment (Fixed rope, Main rope, Snow bar, Ice screw, Rock Piton).
  • Sleeping Tent, Kitchen Tent, Dinning Tent.
  • Ground transportation from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi and from Syabrubesi to Kathmandu for the guide and porter.
  • One expert government license holder trekking & mountain guide.
    (For 1 to 4 clients there will be 1 guide)
  • For 2 clients there will be 1 Porter.
    (The baggage of 1 client should be 12 to 15 kg only)
  • Cook for climbing period at base camp.
  • Food, accommodation, salary, climbing insurance and equipment for the guide.
  • Food, accommodation, salary and trekking insurance for the porter, sherpa, cook and other staffs.
  • First aid kit.
  • All necessary government taxes.
  • Certificate of accomplishment of Yala peak.
  • Office service charge.
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by client Travel insurance company.
What's Excluded
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Client travel insurance.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (can be obtain upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu, requires 2 copies of passport size photos)
  • All specialty drinks (mineral water/coke/fanta and alcoholic beverage) while trekking.
  • Hot shower, battery charging and wifi during the trek.
  • Entry fees in monastries, temples and museum.
  • Your personal expenses, shopping, donations to monasteries or schools, wifi, laundry etc
  • Tips for guide, porter and cook.
  • Things that goes beyond "cost includes" list.
Useful InformationGood to Know
  • Required Climbing Equipment: Ice axes, crampons, ropes, harness, helmet, and other technical climbing gear.
  • Required Trekking Equipment: Sturdy trekking boots, warm clothing, sleeping bags, trekking poles, and other personal gear.
  • Electricity: Most teahouses have electricity however, portable solar chargers are recommended for charging electronic devices.
  • Weather: The weather is unpredictable in the Himalaya so we recommend you to be prepared and pack the gear for rain, snow and wind.
  • Medical Considerations: Altitude sickness is a concern, and it's recommended to have a thorough medical check-up before the trip.
  • Medical History: Please let us know if you have any medical history that might effect your Yala Peak climbing such as knee or leg sprain, fractures, major surgeries or other serious health concern.
  • Medication: Please inform us about any medication that you use daily so our guide can help remind you during the trip.
  • Short duration: Yala Peak climbing can be completed in 14 days including your arrival and departure day, making it a good option for those who have limited time.
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