Naya Kanga Peak

Trip Overview

Naya Kanga peak (5844 m) also known as Ganja la Chuli is situated in the Langtang region. Easy access to the region and several peaks scattered around for acclimatization  makes it an ideal destination for climbers. There are many small peaks in the region which is suitable for climbers who have no previous experience.

It is beautiful peak that rises to the west of Ganja La (5122 m).  From the summit of the peak, climbers will be awarded with spectacular views of  mountains in Nepal and Tibet including Langshisa Ri (6,370m), Pemthang Ri (6,836m), Shisapangma (8,099m), Langtang Lirung (7,425m), Pemthang Kapro Ri (6,830m) and Langtang II (6,571m).

The technical difficulty of the climb is rated at Alpine Grade PD+. This is mainly a function of three things: the fact that you are on significant snow slopes for most of the journey above camp 1; some crevasses as you turn west below the Ganja La; and finally the short ridge section to the summit. The summit can be gained in two days from Kyanjin with one camp at Branchen or Nyengang Kharka, or alternatively in three days with a second camp at Kangla Phedi just below the Ganja La.

 

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel

Meet our airport representative and drive to the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley

After breakfast, visit many historical, religious and world heritage sites in Kathmandu such as Durbar square, Boudhanath, Soyambhunath and Pashupatinath. In the Afternoon, preparation for the expedition and briefing.

Day 03- Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche (1966 m)

Drive through scenic hills Dhunche. Overnight stay at Lodge.

Day 04: Trek to Syabru Gaon (2581 m)
Trek leisurely through forests and terraced hill slopes. At Syabru, you descend to the ridge line that separates the Langtang Khola from the Trishuli River.  Overnight stay at camp.

Day 05: Trek to Lama Hotel (2470 m)
Trek along the ridge on Syabru’s main street and then drop to the Ghopche Khola (2050 m.) . Afterwards, you trek ascends gently to Rimche (2400m.) through Bamboo (1960m.) and at the end of the trail is the Lama Hotel. On the way one could see red pandas, monkeys and bears. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 06: Trek to Langtang village (3430 m) via Ghore Tabela.
As you continue, see occasional glimpses of Langtang Lirung between the trees. At Ghora Tabela (3000 m), the trail comes out of  the forest. Here, you can catch a glimpse of white monkeys and local birds. Shortly after reaching the village of Langtang, you can pay a visit to the nearby monastery. Overnight stay at lodge.

Day 07: Trek to Kyangjin (3870 m)
After crossing several small streams and moraines, the trail reaches the settlement at Kyangjin. We should arrive at Kyangjin by lunch time allowing time to acclimatize and explore the area. Views of snowcapped peaks all around us.  You can enjoy the panoramic view of Dorje Larpa (6990m.), Langtang Ri (6370m.), Langtang Lirung (7245m.) and so on. Overnight stay at lodge.

Day 08:  Rest day at Kyangjin Gompa
Rest day and time to explore the area. You can visit the monastery and the cheese factory, walk up the moraine to see the spectacular ice faces and tumbling glaciers of Langtang Lirung or ascend Kyangjin Ri [4350m], directly behind the village, for a breath-taking panorama of the Langtang peaks. Overnight stay at lodge.

Day 09: Trek to Nyengang Kharka (4430 m) 
After descending, cross a suspension bridge over Langtang Khola and then move uphill all the way to Nyengang Kharka. Along the way, find juniper shrubs on both sides of the path. You can enjoy the views of Langtang Lirung and Langtang Lirung glacier. Overnight stay at lodge.

Day 10: Trek Naya Kang High Camp (4960 m)
The trail is steep until you reach High Camp. You trek along the rocky and icy glacier. On this day one can enjoy the views of Langtang Lirung, Tserko ri, Ganchenpo peak, Kibgyu Ri, Yansi Tsenji peak and few others. Overnight stay at camp.

Day 11:  Summit Naya Kang peak (5844m) and climb back to Nyengang Kharka. 

Day 12:  Extra day for rest

Day 13: Trek to Kyangjin Gompa
Trek downhill until you cross a suspension bridge over Langtang Khola. Then, ascend for about twenty minutes to reach Kyangjin Gompa. Overnight stay at lodge.

Day 14: Trek  to Lama Hotel
From Kyangjin we retrace our route, follow the Langtang Khola to Langtang village and on to Ghora Tabela. After lunch, we continue the steep descent to Lama Hotel. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 15: Trek to Syabru Besi via Sherpa Gaon
This path takes us through the different Shepra and Tamang villages. The trail steeply descents to the Syabru Besi (1600m.).  Overnight stay at lodge.

Day 16: Drive from Syabru Besi to Kathmandu by bus.  Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 17: Transfer to international airport for your final departure.
The trip ends, our representative will drop you at the Kathmandu international airport for your departure from Nepal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FAQ

Getting There 
The Langtang Region is the closest to Kathmandu and it is the peaks of Langtang you can see from Kathmandu if the traffic fog isnft too bad.

When To Climb
The Himalayas has two well known climbing windows; April-May, and October-November. The main issue is the snowfall in this area, you could be lucky or unlucky but in 2003 the snow was thigh deep and prevented us summiting.

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Trip Facts

  • Trip Duration:19 Days
  • Trip Grading: More challenging
  • Max Altitude: 5,846 m
  • Group Size: 2-10pax

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