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The fin-like ridge of Yubra is only just visible over the Lirung Glacier from
Kyanjin Gompa. Take the short hike up to Kyanjin Ri (4,773 m) however and
the view of the route to the peak opens up.
From Kyanjin Gompa the approach follows the right side of Lirung Glacier to
reach the end of the steep Yubra Glacier. Avoiding the ice, the route follows a
steep gully far to the left which requires some scrambling and hand work to
climb.
The glacier flattens out in a snowy cwm which can be crossed to make a
high camp. The ridge can be joined from the northern most edge at the head
of the glacier. A 2am start should bring climbers to the summit around 9am.
Fixed ropes might be necessary on some sections of the ridge.
Needless to say, the views towards the surrounding peaks, Ganesh Himal
and into Tibet are fantastic.
Despite its technical appeal and stunning location, it’s a peak that is seldom
visited. At the time of writing, there were no clear reports available of
commercial teams reaching the summit.
Yubra Himal
Peak Facts
Permit group: A
Height: 6035 m - 19799 ft
Latitude: 28.272032
Longitude: 85.570235
Location: Langtang
Duration: 14 Days
Itinerary
Days 1-6: Drive from Kathmandu to
the mouth of the Langtang Valley and
trek up to Kyanjin Gompa where you’ll
rest and acclimatize on the small
surrounding peaks.
Days 7-10: Move to high camp and
climb Yubra.
Days 11-14: Return to Kathmandu.
(6,035
m)