Naya Kanga Peak Climbing
Naya kanga peak also known as Ganja La Chuli is a popular trekking peak destination of Langtang region in Nepal. Naya kanga peak rises sharply and beautifully from the west of the Ganja La (5122m/16800ft) which is one of the most difficult pass giving access to Helambu and the Kathmandu Valley. Langtang valley lies 30 to 35 kilometers north of the Kathmandu valley towards the Tibetan border. Moreover, easy access to this region and availability of several glaciated peaks strewn around this peak for acclimatization has made this region an idyllic destination for learner as well as experienced climbers. Naya kanga peak climbing is a perfect combination of the peak climbing and adventurous trekking through the famous Langtang region. From farmland of Dhunche our trek commences up the valley for four days passing through the pristine forest of Rhododendron blooming from pink to red, conifer, towering grass bamboos, oaks and pines, narrow Georges of Langtang river ascending up the beautiful Langtang valley up to the vast alpine grassland of Kyangjing Gompa (3,900 m.)
Normally, we climb Naya Kanga via the alpine North-East Ridge, an artistic line on snow and ice. We follow the usual route of Langtang trek crossing the Langtang Khola below we climb steeply along the ridge through a forest of rhododendron and juniper up to Kyangjing (3,749m) and then ascending the pasture land we reach Ngegang (4,000m.) now climbing steeply through vast moraines crossing Ganja la pass we reach the great glacier on the north - east ridge. We set up our high camp here and prepare to climb the peak. The most technical section of the climb is the ice nose to the left and the climb near the summit. We spend a day as acclimatization summiting other peaks nearby. The Naya Kanga summit offers the spectacular panoramic views of mountains of Nepal and Tibet including Langshisa Ri (6,370m), Pemthang Ri (6,836m), Shishapangma (8,046m) - only one eight thou sander lying totally in Tibet, Langtang Lirung (7,425m), Pemthang Kapro Ri (6,830m) and Langtang II (6,571m) and many more glaciated peaks. To the North - east of Kyangjing Ri (4,700m), there are two peaks namely Yala Peak (5, 500m) and Tsergo Peak (5,749m) that provide good climbing for acclimatization.
Itinerary for Naya Kanga Peak Climbing
Day 01: Meet at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel
Day 02: Sight-seeing of Kathmandu
Full day’s sightseeing in Kathmandu valley includes the Hindu temple complex at Pashupatinath (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) & the biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath. Also visit Monkey Temple the Swoyambhunath (2000 years old temple) and visit Patan city of fine arts. Return to the hotel.
Day 03: Drive from KTM to Syabru Bensi then Drive to trekking starting point Dhunche which is about 8 hour drive and offers you beautiful scenery and landscape along the side of the trail. Stay overnight there.
Day 04: We Trek from Syabru Bensi to Lama Hotel climb through a variety of small villages and tracts of dense forest, the trek becomes a pleasant walk through trees where Langur monkey (The honey hunter animal) frolic, passing a stream and small waterfalls. Stay overnight in Lama Hotel.
Day 05: We Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang: From here short climb brings us to the right of where the Langtang valley begins as you start going up you will be able to see the beautiful view of Langtang Lirung peak. It is easy to find yak and the wild goats wondering around you. Overnight in a lodge.
Day 06: We trek Langtang valley to Kyangjing Gompa, A beautiful town which provide excellent panoramic close up view of Langtang Lirung Genjempol, Ganja La and Naya Kanga Himal ranges. A visit to cheese factory, see the beautiful Buddhist Monastery built 400 years ago. It is a good experience to try to climb to Tsergo Ri (5033m)
Day 07: We take a day rest at Kyangjing Gompa: Explore around the glacier and Himalayan Yak pasture.
Day 08: We trek from Kyangjing Gompa to Naya Kanga Base camp.
Day 09: We take a day rest in Naya Kanga Base Camp assimilating our self and preparing for climb.
Day 10: We climb from Base Camp to High Camp.
Day 11: On day 10th we Attempt to summit (extra day).
Day 12: We descend back from Summit of Naya Kanga back to Base camp.
Day 13: We trek back from Base camp to Kyangjing Gompa to Langtang village.
Day 14: We trek back from Kyangjing Gompa to Lama Hotel, Trek down to Lama Hotel, overnight in Guest House.
Day 14: We trek from Lama Hotel to Big Syabru Bensi: trek back to Syabru Bensi.
Day 16: We drive back from Syabru Bensi to Kathmandu: it will be about 8 to 9 hour drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 17: Spend free day in Kathmandu. Atevening we will have a culture show with Nepali dinner. Stay overnight at hotelin Kathmandu.
Day 18: Final departure, transfer to airport