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Yala Peak lies very close to the Tibetan border, north-east of Kyangin Gompa
(3,870
m) in the Langtang Valley. This peak is usually climbed in two days
from Kyanjin Gompa with a high camp at Yala Kharka (4,900 m). It’s also
possible to do it in a single long day with a pre-dawn start and with good
acclimatisation.
While it is one of the easiest trekking peaks to scale, and often climbed as
preparation for Naya Kanga (5,844 m), the summit is renowned for being an
excellent viewpoint.
Langtang Lirung (7,227 m) catches the dawn sunlight to the west as does
Ganja La Chuli to the south. To the north lies Yansa Tsenji (6,500 m) on
the Nepal-Tibet border. To the north-east the beautiful and steep Morimoto
Peak (6,750 m) can be seen with the huge bulk of Shishapangma (8,013 m)
behind it in the distance in Tibet. To the east are the mountains at the end of
the Langtang Valley, Langshisa Ri (6,800 m) and the graceful sweep of the
West Face of Ganchenpo (6,387 m).
All in all, if you want a feeling of being right up in the Himalayas, with few
people around, and without experiencing too much technical difficulty, Yala
Peak is a great choice.
Yala
Peak Facts
Permit group: A
Height: 5732 m - 18805 ft
Latitude: 27.95950000
Longitude: 86.78994400
Location: Langtang
Duration: 18 Days
Itinerary
Days 1-6:
Drive from Kathmandu to
the mouth of the Langtang Valley
and trek along forested river banks to
Kyanjin Gompa where you’ll rest and
acclimatize.
Days 7-8:
Trek to base camp and climb
to summit.
Days 9-12:
Return to Kathmandu.
(5,732
m)