Yala Peak Climbing
Yala Peak Climbing Overview
Yala peak is a beautiful mountain in the Langtang region of Nepal which lies at the altitude of 5500m. Yala Peak Climbing is a non-technical, and perfect peak for beginners. However, a basic mountaineering idea is required. According to Nepal Mountaineering Association, Yala Peak is categorized as a simple trekking peak. The climbing consists of simple scrambling with 25 degrees slope, 180m of snow climbing on a 35-40 degree slope, and 650m of climbing on the summit day.
The base camp for Yala peak lies at the height of 4500m, from where you can see a stunning view of Langtang Lirung, Lenpo Gang, Dorje Lakpa, and the great Shishapangma which lies on the Tibetan side. Yala peak falls under the protection of Langtang National Park where you can witness a lot of rare flora and fauna. Rare animals like snow leopard, red panda, Himalayan Tahr, etc. The trail of Yala Peak Climbing also passes through the lush forest of Rhododendron, and pines, beautiful landscapes, and the Langtang River. Langtang valley is a relatively short trek and it is perfect for those who are under limited time.
This is a standard and most common route which takes around 2 weeks with proper rest and some days off. It cost around 1600-2000$. The price depends on the types of vehicles, food and accommodations, and number of days you take to finish the journey. This also includes all the travel permits, insurance, clothing and equipment, gears, etc.
Yala Peak Climbing with Marvel Trek
Marvel Trek is a licensed expedition company. It has been providing best facilities and services to its climbers since 1998 along with some great experiences. We not only keep your safety as the priority. But also guide you to fulfill your wish of experiencing the thrill of climbing a mountain. The entire team of Marvel Trek is full of professionals who will be there to support and guide you.
Highlights of Yala Peak Climbing
- Explore beautiful Langtang valley
- See diverse flora and endangered animals found in Langtang National Park
- Stunning views of mountains like Dorje Lakpa and Shishapangma.
- Get to see the Tamang people of Langtang valley and their lifestyles
- Day 1- Kathmandu- Shyabrubesi (7-8 hours drive)
- Day 2- Shyabrubesi- Lama Hotel, (5-6 hours walk)
- Day 3- Lama Hotel-Langtang village, (6-7 hours walk)
- Day 4- Langtang village- Kyanjin Gompa, (2-3 hours walk)
- Day 5- Kyanjin Gompa- Yala peak base camp (5-6 hours walk)
- Day 6- Yala peak Base camp- peak climbing, back to base camp, (7-8 hours walk)
- Day 7- Base camp- Kyanjin Gompa, (5-6 hours walk)
- Day 8- Kyanjin Gompa-Lama hotel, (6-7 hours walk)
- Day 9- Lama Hotel- Shyabrubesi, (5-6 hours walk)
- Day 10- Shyabrubesi- Kathmandu, (7-8 hours drive)
Safety and Fitness
The road to Yala peak base camp is rough, steep, and can be snowy. The trail above the base camp is more challenging. Luckily, Yala peak is an easy peak and anyone with basic mountaineering ideas can do this. However, the extreme temperature and altitude can be serious problems if you don’t apply the necessary precaution. Any peak climbing requires concentration, focus, patience, and knowledge. Physical and mental stability is the most important factor. Physical fitness can be built by running, jogging, and doing some light exercise before starting your trek. The average walking hour of 5-6 per day, and overnight camping, risk of altitude sickness, combining all these facts, the trek and climb to Yala peak can be moderately difficult.
Symptoms of Mountain sickness
- Loss of appetite
- Shortness of breath
- Fast heartbeats
Preventing mountain sickness
- Walk slow
- Stay hydrated
- Have nutritional food
- Have enough rest
- Avoid smoking and alcohol
Medicines for mountain sickness
- Ibuprofen, paracetamol (for headache)
- Promethazine (for nausea)
Clothing and equipment
|Travel wallet||Climbing shocks|
|Duffel bag||Synthetic underwear|
|Trekking boots||Synthetic climbing/trekking pants|
|Trekking shocks||Insulated pants|
|Light weight sneakers||Shell pants(water proof)|
|Medium weight Gaiters(water proof)||Medium weight long john tops|
|Foot powder||Synthetic pile jacket|
|Down booties||Down jacket|
|Double insulated climbing boots||Shell jacket (light weight waterproof)|
|Heavy gaiters||Down parka|
|Buff neck gaiters||Face mask|
|Fleece gloves||Winter/summer hat|
|Climbing gloves||Glacier glasses|
|Chemical hand warmers and foot warmers||Dark goggles|
|Climbing pack||Double lenth and single length sling|
|Lightweight harness||Climbing ascender|
|Locking/non-locking carabiners||Prusik cord|
|Helmet||Alpine ice axe|
|Point crampons||Figure 8 and Rappel device|
|Trekking poles||Backpack cover|
|Down sleeping bag||Sleeping pads|
|Water purification tablets||Power banks|
|Travel towel||Safety kit|
|Hand sanitizer||Suns cream and lip balm|
|Altitude sickness medicine||Wash kit|
|Cup, bowl, spoon||Trash bags and tissue papers|
Travel insurance- Trekking to high altitudes can always be risky. Travel Insurance is something you might want to do before trekking anywhere. Sometimes in emergency cases, people need to be evacuated through a helicopter and get medical service. So, in such cases, your travel insurance will be bearing the cost for you.
Seeing all these benefits, the government of Nepal has made travel insurance mandatory thing before trekking. However, it is very important to mention the heights and all the places you will be reaching during your trek. Your insurance entirely depends on the details you have provided earlier. Travel insurance costs you around 150$ which is good for 1 month.
Visas/passports- If you are not a Nepalese or Indian citizen, then a visa and a passport are mandatory. You can get your Nepalese Visa at Tribhuvan airport in Kathmandu. The passport must hold a visa of a minimum of 6 months.