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.
|Range/Region:||Central Nepal Himalaya|
|Best months for climbing:||Mar, Apr, May, Oct, Nov|
|Nearest major airport:||Kathmandu|
Thanks to Ahti Heinla for adding this peak.
NOTE: Trip reports were previously called "Summit Logs" - same feature, new name
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- Log #15251 - by Matt on Aug 06, 2001Fairly easy to reach if you can deal with the altitude. Nothing really technical. The trek up through the Langtang region is spectacular. This an excellent first climb and a wonderful confidence...