Yala Peak Climbing is one of the most accessible and striking trekking peaks of Nepal Himalaya, with an altitude above 5,732 m(18,806 ft) high. However, a less technical peak leads you to a strenuous and tough climb to the summit.
Yala Peak Climb area is located at the end of the beautiful Langtang Valley rim towards the northeast direction. It is enclosed by giant peaks, including some Tibet mountains just across the border beyond the Langtang Himal range.
Yala Peak Climbing grade taken as F means ‘Facial Easy.’ But climbers require good physical shape with sound health to tackle the climb to the summit of Yala Peak. The grading system used by French-Swiss Alpine Climbing Classification Systems for this peak is PD+. It’s a peak of the least technical effort walking on ice and snow, requiring little technique and skill.
The Peak Climbing package starts from Kathmandu. The overland journey heads north to reach the cooler alpine region within the Langtang Himal range at Dhunche. It’s a major town in the area and Rasuwa district, where Langtang National Park starts from this point.
From a nice Tamang village at Syabrubesi, where our adventure starts and ends. The walk leads into high green hills covered with dense alpine woodland of tall rhododendron and pine trees with some bamboo thickets. Due to this, it makes excellent habitation for rare and elusive Red Panda and other wildlife.
As the walk progresses from the river gorge, a wide scenic valley of Langtang is reached at a beautiful spot, Kyanjin. It’s nice, with many good lodges enclosed by a series of high peaks of Langtang Himal.
At Kyanjin, we take our time to acclimatize. Today, we take a short high-altitude hike facing tremendous views of the surrounding high mountains. Then, we prepare for our major goal and highlight of the trip. It’s where the walk leads at the end of Langtang Valley to reach the Yala Peak base camp. And here, we take a final preparation and get ready for the big climb to the top of Yala Peak.
From the top, we enjoy marvel stunning panorama of the Langtang Himal range and as far as the Jugal mountains with peaks of the Tibetan side across the border. It's time to return after getting a top feeling and high spirit on achieving our aim. Then, we head back to the road for an exciting drive back to Kathmandu after an overwhelming adventure on Yala Peak Climbing.
Yala Peak Climbing Best Seasons:
Nearly all months of the year except the monsoon wet months from mid-June to mid-September.
March to May is the best time for Yala Peak Climbing. One can witness clear views till afternoon when wildflowers bloom. With fantastic views of mountains, a pleasant day with cooler morning and night time.
Nevertheless, the best time to climb Yala Peak is from October(a renowned month for Festivals in Nepal) to December. The season offers crystal clear views of peaks but short sunlight days. So, it can be cold in the morning and nighttime, depending upon the altitude and overnight stop.