Yala Peak climbing is considered to be one of the easiest peaks climbing in Nepal. Having been located at 5732m height, Yala Peak doesn’t claim that you have to have mountaineering experience. It means those who have a good deal of hiking experience and physical fitness can accomplish this wonderful expedition in popular Langtang region of Nepal. No technicality of peak climbing is required to triumph over popular Yala Peak climbing . In addition, no technical steep rocks and mass of snow have been noted down so far during the Yala Peak Expedition.
Since this adventurous trekking in Nepal as well as climbing intermingled with popular Langtang trekking, the trekkers will not only experience the real thrills of adventurous trekking in Nepal and climbing but also amazing Tibetan Buddhist cultural heritages in the mountain. Beside Yala Peak, Kanjing Gompa, Langtang Valley and unique cultural heritages are other highlights of this adventurous trekking.
To scale Yala Peak , you have to follow the same trekking trail of Langtang-Kyanjin Gompa trekking until you reach Kanjing Gompa. After 8-9 hours of scenic drive to Syabru Besi from Kathmandu, this trip commences. You have to hike five days to reach a beautiful and mesmerizing Langtang Valley. Then you will ascend to Kanjing Gompa which is tremendously enriched with Tibetan Buddhist heritages and cheese factories. Kyanjin Gompa is situated below Langtang Lirung (7246 m) and we spend three days acclimatizing taking day-hikes in spectacular surroundings. After your acclimatization you will ascend to set your base camp on a meadow at 4800 m and climb Yala Peak climbing the next day. The last portion of the trip is is on ice so you will be using crampons, ice axe and rope as well. Around 700m trip is a bit technical at last. From the summit of Yala Peak you will see Shishapangma (8046 m) and the fluted Gangchempo (6388m).
After Yala Peak climbing you will descend down to Syabrubesi and drive back to Kathmandu. As this adventure is intermingled with – langtang Kyanjin trekking adventure , it offers you a great deal of natural infatuations including glimpses major snowy peaks, picturesques landscapes, deep forests including various flora and faunas, beautiful pasture lands and Tibetan villages along with lively culture.
Yala Peak Climbing FAQS
How difficult is Yala Peak climbing?
Yala Peak climbing is non- technical climbing. Actually, it is not technically challenging but physically demanding. Prior climbing experience is not required but trekkers or the climbers are supposed to be with prior trekking or hiking experience. Thus, it is recommended to prepare accordingly. We design our itinerary to provide ample level of acclimatization.
Can anyone join? –
Yeh, we can join the group because climbing is considered to be easier in group. However, solo climbing is also possible. We will be accompanied with an international climbing leader with other members if we join the group. Each member will be found helping each other during the climb.
• Do I need any prior climbing experience for Yala Peak Climbing? –
Actually, no prior climbing experience is mandatory for Yala Peak Climbing however, climbers are supposed to be with good level of physical fitness and prior trekking aor hiking experience. No technical course of climbing is required for Yala Peak climbing.
• Why climb Yala peak with Magic Expedition Trekking and Tour?
Climbing Yala Peak with Magic Expedition Trekking and Tour will be a successful adventure for lifetime. The team we offer is always professional and well-trained to handle foreseen and unforeseen occurrences during the climb. We assure your safety and success. We suggest you rightly to be with proper equipment for a lifetime adventure.
What gear does the company provide for Yala Peak climbing? –
We provide Sleeping Bag, Tents, Duffle Bag, Map and Down Jacket. Considering the inconveniency of the climbers, we also offer climbing boots (size taken after your arrival), Black Diamond crampons, ice axe, ice bar, ice screw, zoomer, harness, figure of eight, safety helmet, plain and locking carabineers, prussic cord and new climbing rope etc Considering Except these, the individual climber has to afford all required equipment for Yela Peak Climbing.
What is the success rate on Yala Peak climb? –
It was 100 % in 2017. We have been operating Yala Peak Climbing for the last 10 years and we have resulted 90 percent success rate. Sometimes, due to not ample acclimatization and bad weather condition, cant triumph over it.
• How is the climbing Day? Do we start early in morning?
Obviously, the climbing day is the most significant day in this adventure trip. We have to be both physically and mentally committed and equipped to scale this peak. We begin our trip early in the morning at around 3 because we have to face strong blow of wind if we do not move earlier. We have to work hard for more than 8- 9 hours. If we follow this time schedule , we scale the summit at 9 and get back to Kanjing Gumpa to for overnight stay.. This scale is incredibly amazing and memorable.
How does Magic Expedition guarantee safety against Altitude sickness?
First, we guarantee against altitude sickness with apt acclimatization and the proper foods and safe drinking water in the high altitude. Secondly, we afford such team and the climbing leader who are very conscious about altitude sickness and they are always medically prepared. Similarly, our team will carry oxygen cylinders and chambers and you all will be strictly guided what to do and what not to do during the climb. So far, we haven’t faced such critical case regarding altitude sickness.
• Why always opt for reputed company with professional leader for Yala Peak?
It is an adventure in the mountain. No one wants to challenge the adventure without professional leader offered by professional company and professional are always reliable. Professional company and guide don’t mislead you and they provide a world class service regarding accommodation, equipment, flight and guidelines to follow during the climb. And in case of emergency or crisis, the professional can assist us in no time.
How is the transportation from Kathmandu to Syabru Bensi? Is it bus or domestic flight?
No domestic flight connects Syabrubensi fron Kathmandu like Lukla. We have to use local bus or jeep for transportation. We will be driving for more than 8-9 hours along the country road. However, we enjoy beautiful country life of the people.
It is heard that Langtang Region was the most devastated trekking region by 2015 Earthquake among all, is it okay now?
Yes, it is true that this region was the most affected region by April Earthquake. But now everything has been renovated. The lodges and restaurants are okay at the moment. There is now danger to panic. It is completely safe for trekking and climbing.
What are the average hours walking per day on Yala peak? –
It is 6-8 hours per day. But the day we head to scale Island Peak will differ as your pace in the higher elevation. This includes ample acclimatization and we even have opportunity to explore the mountain and the trails.
What kind of food and accommodation are we to expect in the trip?
The accommodation will be normal mountain accommodation with clean common toilet. Occasionally, we get attached accommodation but hard to find. These mountain lodges will offer you the best class of accommodation.
We will have several options for food. The restaurants will offer us almost every item that we get in cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara. The foods they offer will be better than we have in major cities. You will experience organic flavor of food items.
How am I to communicate in case of emergency? Any communication facility?
Langtang region has now good coverage by network. We can get local sim card and get access of network easily. Each lodge and guest house offers us Wi-Fi facility but for this we have to pay certain charge. In this way , we can connect our family and friends. In case of emergency, we report it to the guide or the leader and the leader will find the immediate measure to solve the problem.
Can I charge my devices and have hot showers in Yala Peak trek?
Yes, you can charge your devices like cell phone and camera in every lodge or guest house you stay. But they charge you very little amount of money. It may be like between 100-200 Nepali rupees. We better recommend you to bring own back up or extra charged battery which will be more convenient.
We say ‘Yes’. We get hot shower all round the trip. This also costs extra money. This may varies from 2-7 dollars. But, we and our don’t allow you to take shower at the base camp because of probable crisis in the high altitude regarding health . Rather, we provide you a big bowl of hot water for your cleaning.
• What if I am very slow in the group?
In order to avoid slow pace of the climber, the leader will frequently counsel to walk together because problem can be solved easily in a team. If such situation occurs, the leader will take care of those who walk slow and his assistants will take care of the others to make the trip less strenuous.
What about drinking water facility?
We are environmentally aware and our team as well. We don’t allow our clients use plastic bottle for carrying water in the mountain. Rather, we request you to bring nelgene metal water bottle which you can fill with boiled water. Every guest house provides boiled water which is safe to drink. This is provided without any extra charge.
Do I need the travel insurance for emergency to join the climb of Island peak?
We strongly suggest to have all inclusive travel insurance for this climb. We don’t expect any extremity in the mountain because our leader is well trained but in some cases, we may have to evacuate the climber form the mountain. So, in order these situations, travel insurance is must.
What permits are required for Yala Peak climbing?
We need to obtain Special Yala Peak Climbing Permit, Langtang National Park Entry Permit and TIMS which we, Magic Expedition and Tour will collect for your convenience.
• Is it doable in winter?
Yala Peak Climbing can be done all round the however the winter months are chill and the climbers have to protect themselves from cold. If we do proper precautions, of course, we can do it. Many of the adventure lovers escape winter for doing Yala Peak climbing.
What is the best time to do Yala Peak?
April to mid June during spring and September to November during autumn before the acute winter is considered to be the best time to climb Yala peak. These two seasons offer the view of 360 degree mountain range and astounding landscapes.
• Is there any possibility to customize Yala Peak climbing? –
Yes, we can customize this trip as per clients’ interest. We can combine Yala Peak Climbing with Langtang Valley- Gosainkunda- Helambu Gokyo Trek. So, what type of itinerary do they want, Magic Expedition and Tour is always ready to customize Yala Peak Climbing Trip.