Don’t let the height frighten you (5520m). This is a non-technical climb that will afford views for miles and miles in the Langtang region of Nepal. From the summit, you can see Mt. Sishapangma (8013m) in Tibet, the lowest of the fourteen 8000m plus peaks in the world. This is definitely a view that justifies the climb.
As you trek through the picturesque Langtang Valley in the Langtang National Park you will encounter remote Tibetan style villages and be surrounded by massive snow-covered peaks. This trek is right on the Tibetan border where Buddhism is the predominant religion. You will have an opportunity to explore the famous pilgrimage retreat of the 700-year-old Kyanjin Gompa (Buddhist monastery) at 3900m. Kyanjin Gompa is situated at the foot of the magnificent Langtang Lirung Mountain (7246m) and not far from Langshisha Glacier. This trek is well regarded as having some of the best scenery of any trek in Nepal. It is also remote and detached from the outside world, a wonderland and home to the elusive snow leopard, red panda, Tahr, Langur monkeys, Himalayan black bear and a magnificent array of natural fauna, such as the 30 varieties of red, pink and white flowering Rhododendron – Nepal’s national flower. Throughout the trek, you will witness villagers carrying heavy loads and the ever-present Yaks grazing in high altitude meadows.
Prior to your climb to Yala Peak, there will be time set aside to acclimatize before heading to higher altitudes. On reaching the summit there are awesome panoramic views of Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung (7227m), Lenpo Gang (7083m), Dorje Lhakpa (6966m), Naya Kang (5844m), Gangchempo (6387m) and Shishapangma (8013m) entirely in Tibet.
Due to its remoteness, there are fewer trekkers than Annapurna or the Khumbu regions. The silence and serenity will soothe you and leave you with memories to last a lifetime.