Yala Peak

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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.

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.

Trip Reports

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  • Log #15251 - by Matt on Aug 06, 2001
    Fairly 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...