Yala Peak

Elevation (feet): 18,110
Elevation (meters): 5,520
Continent: Asia
Country: Nepal
Range/Region: Central Nepal Himalaya
Latitude: 28.25
Longitude: 85.6167
Difficulty: Walk up
Best months for climbing: Mar, Apr, May, Oct, Nov
Nearest major airport: Kathmandu
Convenient Center: Kathmandu

Thanks to Ahti Heinla for adding this peak.

Usually climbed in 2 days from Kyanjin Gompa (3900m), camping at Yala Kharka (4600m). It's also possible to do it in one day, without camping, but it's a long day with a pre-dawn start.

Climb is relatively easy and non-technical, but at some places you have to use your hands, and ice axes are useful but not essential. The last 15 meters to the top is a steep rock pyramid, hands definitely required, and 1500m to fall if you are really unlucky.

Yala Peak is very close to Tibetan border; indeed, the one of the border mountain is right next to it (connected by a ridge). The view from top includes Shishapangma, the only eight-thousander completely in Tibet.

Thanks to Ahti Heinla for this description.