Yala Peak is one of Nepal’s easier trekking peaks. Just to the north of Kathmandu, in the beautiful Langtang valley region, this 5500 m peak does not require mountaineering experience. From Kathmandu we drive to Dhunche or Syabru Besi, then trek up the valley for three days. We explore the Langshisa glacier to help us acclimatize, establishing a high camp at 4800 m, from where we make our summit bid. After an alpine start under stars we are on the summit by late morning, with some amazing views into Tibet and across to Shisapangma (the only 8000 m high peak completely situated in Tibet).