Peak Climbing in Nepal

Overview

Naya Kanga Peak climbing (5844m) also known as Ganja-La Chuli is a popular trekking peak in Nepal situated in Langtang region. Naya Kanga is an attractive peak rising to the west of the Ganja-La (5,122m). Ascending to Ganja-La or the summit of Naya Kanga offer the spectacular panoramic views of mountains in Nepal and Tibet including Langshisa Ri (6,370m), Pemthang Ri (6,836m), Shisapangma (8,046m), Langtang Lirung (7,425m), Pemthang Kapro Ri (6,830m) and Langtang II (6,571m). The normal route of ascent to Naya Kanga is via the north - East Ridge over a line on ice and snow. We follow the route of Langtang trek to Kyangjin Gompa (3,749m) for the ascent of Naya Kanga. To the north above Kangjin, there are several hills that provide both the magnificent views and the acclimatization. North - east of Kyangjin-Ri (4,700m), there are two peaks; Yala Peak (5, 500m) and Tserko Peak (5,749m) that provide good climbing for acclimatization.

North-East Face & North Ridge: Crossing the Langtang Khola below Kyangjin, we climb steeply along the ridge through a forest of rhododendron and juniper. Finally climbing more gently, we arrive at yak pastures of Ngegang at about 4000m. We continue following the trail to Ganja-La climbing steeply through moraine. We leave Ganja-La trail to climb steeply up yet more moraine to reach the eastern end of the glacier shelf beneath the north-east face of Naya Kanga. We set up the high camp here for the ascent. We cross the glacier shelf to the foot of a shallow couloirs heading to the north ridge. We climb the couloirs to the notch and the base of the ridge. Then we turn to the ice nose on the left which is only the technical section on the climb. Now the ridge widens and leads to a small col. on the east-west summit ridge and the summit is only 30m higher to the right. The climb near the summit should be done carefully. Normally, the ascent takes 5-7 hours from the high camp. For the return trek, we may follow Ganja La-Helambu route or back the way we came in to Dhunche.

The trip starts driving from Kathmandu to the north small town of Syabru Bensi. Then we walk through the dense forests of Bamboo, Oaks, pines and Mapples following the narrow valley along Langtang Khola to the north-east. Once we get to Goratabela (2900m), the Langtang valley get wider and one can see Massif Langtang range rising above the skyline. Then we heading up to Langtang village which is the biggest settlement of the area influenced by the pure Tibetan culture. Once we reach the Kyngjin Gompa; the last settlement where is many lodges are run all year round. From there we make day hike up to Kyangjin-Ri (4700m) or Tsherko-Ri (4980m) for the spectacular himalayan views of the area and acclimatization. Then we cross the Langtang Khola south of Kyangjin Gompa and trek to Naya Kang Base camp. We set up high camp and start the climbing from there. From the summit it can view the spectacular scenery of the mountains of Nepal such as Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lhakpa, Gang Chhenpo, Ganesh Himal ranges, Manaslu Ranges to Annapurna ranges, mighty Sishapangma (8013m) in Tibet as well the great views of the valley on the south including Kathmandu. We will be trek same route back to syabrubensi and drive to Kathmandu. Optional route: we can trek over the Ganja-La pass to Helambu valley on request.

Highlights

  • Sightseeing tour of historical, cultural, religious heritages sites of Kathmandu valley
  • Driving Experience through the scenic valleys and rivers of the Himalaya
  • Visiting the villages of ethnic groups of Tamang and Tibetan, experience the cultures, religions & lifestyle of the people
  • Abundant wildlife and flowers
  • Superb views of the Himalayan peaks such as Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lhakpa, including Shisa Pangma
  • Everyday 4-7 hrs adventurous & scenic walk though dense forests, terraced fields, monasteries, shrines, Mani walls, Chortens, riversides, high hills and high passes
  • Yak farming and Cheese factory
  • Hiking to Kyangjin-Ri
  • Most challenging passes (5,220m) Ganja-La
  • Unlimited Challenging climbing of Naya Kanga Peak
  • Walking through the Helambu valley.
  • Visit Buddhist Monasteries in Tarkeghyang and Sermathang
  • Opportunity to see various flora and faunas in Langtang National park of Nepal

Trip Summary

Trip Grade Moderate to Adventures
Trip Duration 20 Nights/21 Days
Trip code NAP-NPK-312
Trip Start/Ends Kathmandu-Syabraubensi/Melamchi Pul Bazzar-Kathmandu
Maximum Altitude Naya Khaga Peak (5844m)
Trip Cost USD 2145 per passenger
Group Size Minimum 2 upto 16 passengers
Accessibillity 8 hrs drive by regular bus to Dhunche and return 5-hrs drives to Kathmandu from Melamchi Pul Bazaar.
The Route Maximum altitude Naya Khaga Peak (5844m) Ganja-La (5220m.) 5-7-hrs average walking per day at moderate to strenuous trail
Season Sept – Nov/March - April
Permit Fee Spring: (Mar-Apr-May) USD 250 – Autumn: (Sep-Oct-Nov) USD 125 – Winter: (Dec-Jan-Feb) USD 70 – Summer: (Jun-Jul-Aug) USD 70 per passenger and maximum number of members in a team is 15 people
Trip Valid This offer is valid on reservations made from September through December 31, 2018.
Trip Facilities Standard hotel in city, teahouse/lodges and tented accommodation during the climbing period.

Itinerary

Upon arrival at Tribhuwan international airport, welcomed by our representative and transfer to hotel. The remainder of the afternoon is at leisure. A pre trip meeting and briefing will held all together with you at hotel about the daily program activities by company representative and your trip Leader/Guide where you can discuss your final questions all together.

After breakfast the day will start with a guided tour of Kathmandu's historical and spiritual key attractions; including the historic Kathmndu Durbar Square, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambunath) and then finally visit to Patan Durbar square which is situated the heart of the city constitutes the focus of visitor's attraction. In the evening there will be pre-trip discussion where you can meet your group leader/guide then you can ask any questions you may have.

You have breakfast being of the early morning and we drive to Syabrubensi by regular bus, its takes approximately 8 hrs. You see along the driving time good view Himalayas of Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, and Langtang before Rani Pauwa then down to Trisuli via a flat piece of land of Batar stop for Lunch (550m). After lunch we continue drive to Dhunche the head quarter of Rasuwa district then we further drive to Syabrubensi 

After breakfast we start to walk own our pace and the trail ascends for around two hours through the forest followed by a climb of about an hour to reach Bamboo village (1850m) where we will stop for lunch. This forested path with well stabilized trails and following the up stream and can be seen birds life around the bushes. Bee hives hanging on a cliff are another attraction for the travelers. From here we will again steeply climb through the bamboo forest to reach the Lama Hotel (2340m) after 5-6 hrs walk where we will have overnight stop. 

This day we will have a pleasant walk and follow the trail through rhododendron and pine forest for around 3 hours to reach Ghore Tabela where we will stop for lunch. This surrounding area dense wild habitat area and many small babblers & laughing thrush with lot of herbal can be found here. After lunch we will walk another 3-hrs on the scenic trail takes us to Langtang village (3480m) where we will have overnight stop.

After breakfast this morning we will leave the village and start our trek leisurely for around 3/4-hrs to visit Kyanjing Gompa (3820m). From here we will also have beautiful views of Mt Ganchempo and Langtang Lirung. We will visit surrounding area like Yak cheese Factory, Monastery and local houses as we relax for the evening at teahouse. 

This is day to rest and 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 (4800m), or Tserko-Ri (5150m) directly behind the village, for a breath-taking panorama of the Langtang peaks. Both places are is the same direction from Kyanjin Village and takes around 5/6 hours to reach. Tserko-Ri is a mountain for non technical climbing and from submits you can see lots of mountains from Nepal and Tibet. In the same way, Langsisa Kharka is a flat ground offers you very close views of lightening mountains in front of your eyes. 

This day, after good acclimatization and fitness we ready to climb Naya Kanga. After descending for about twenty minutes you cross a suspension bridge over Langtang Khola and then the trail moves uphill all the way to Nyengang Kharka (4430m). On both sides of your path you find juniper shrubs. You can enjoy the views of Langtang Lirung and Langtang Lirung glacier.

After a breakfast at Nyengang Kharka we pack up our all gears and start to walk through crossing the river and climb up to hill. Base camp (4530m) just southern part from Kyanjing and it’s about 3-4 hrs where we’ll find small plateau for the camp where we will stay overnight at camp. 

This day, the trail is steep ascent until you reach High Camp (4960m). You trek along the rocky and icy glacier. It is walking through the rocky path with lot of bolder and reaches glacier part where we set up our camp. We practice around the glacier for next day climb and Guide will teach you some methods/technique of climb and brief you details. This day you can enjoy the views of Langtang Lirung, Tserko ri, Ganchenpo peak, Kibgyu Ri, Yansi Tsenji peak and few others. 

As instruction by your guide, if the weather is perfect then early about 4 am we wake up and have a breakfast then ready to leave for achieve your dream on the top of summit (5844m). Guide will fix the ropes need to belay ropes to help on your guide. After a good teamwork we get to the top of Naya Kanga where from can be enjoy the best panoramic Himalayan view including Tibet part and after a great shoot back to base camp for overnight. 

This day we most kept for the reserve day for the unforeseen condition as weather problem or weakness then you can take this day as your reserve day.

After great success of Himalayan expeditions we crossing the Langtang Khola below Kyanjin Gompa the trail make a steep climb through a forest of rhododendron and juniper. Then the trail reaches the yak pasture of Ngegang. 

The trail continues south, following streams and moraines and climbs steeply towards the pass. The trail makes a final steep ascent to the pass, from the pass the trail descends steeply and enters the Yangri Khola Valley. Following the stream through grassy meadows, the trail reaches Keldang. 

The trail descends a long ridge, making many ups and downs and before heading down to the valley. Then following the ridge line through small settlements, you will reach Dukpu (4,080m). The crossing of Ganja-La takes up to 8/9-hrs. You will be rewarded with a beautiful view of Naya Kanga peak (5846m) as you approach the pass.

From, Dukpu the trail descends, and then make a climb to a pass. The pass offers a stunning view of the Himalaya. The trails descend through pine and rhododendron forest, then drops steeply to Gekye Gompa. Finally the trail continues its steep descent to the large Sherpa village of Tarkegyang. 

The trail leaves the village and makes a sweep around the wide valley to the pretty Sherpa village of Ganyul at 2520 meter. The people in this village practice Drukpa Kagyu Buddhism, the same as the national religion of Buthan. From here the trail drops over a ridge but soon starts climbing up again through deep forests, crossing a number of streams to a crest at 2620 meter. We continue our way passing the large Gompa at Chumnik, before another gentle climb leads as to the village of Sermathang. In the afternoon we can visit the Gompa here.

From Sermathang the trail follows the ridge all the way down to Malemchi Pul Bazaar, making a drop of 1730 meter. The trail passes Chorten after Chorten in the settlements of Nigale, Gyalsha and Raithani Gyang. From here we descent through chir pine forest to yet another chorten at Kakani, which is the last Sherpa village on the trek, and we now enter the lowlands inhabited by Brahmans and Chhetris. From Kakani the trail drops steeply to the attractive village of Dubhachaur in a saddle at 1610 meter. Continuing firther down the ridge our trail will eventually bring us to a large suspension bridge which crosses the Indrawati River and brings us into Malemchi Pul Bazaar.

After breakfast, drive to Kathmandu. Along the way you can enjoy with good scenery views. You'll be arriving at Kathmandu late afternoon then you have free time for shopping

This full day at leisure to rest, relax or explore the local area in Kathmandu or do a bit of last minute shopping. You also have the option of doing some sightseeing.

After breakfast you will have some free time until the time to leave the international airport for your final departure.

Cost Included

  • Documents: Naya Kanga peak permit, national park entrance permit & TIMS card
  • Activities: Sightseeing, climbing and trekking trip as per the itinerary. 
  • Equipment: All necessary camping equipments, kitchen utilize on base camp.
  • Accommodation: 4 nights hotel in Kathmandu, 16 nights Tent/lodges during trekking
  • Food: Full board on teahouse/Camping [/lieakfast, lunch and dinner] during the trekking and 4 /lieakfasts and one farewell Dinner in Kathmandu. 
  • Staffs: Group Leader/Guide, Climbing Sherpa and necessary supporter
  • Transportation: Arrival/Departure transfer and surface road-head transportation.
  • Company & Government’s service charge: All applicable Government taxes & official service charges. And Crew’s, daily wages/salary, food, equipment, air and road-head transportation

Cost Excluded

  • All international and domestic flight
  • Travel insurance covering with emergency Helicopter rescue
  • Personal travel, trekking and climbing equipments 
  • Lunch and dinner while in City
  • Bar bills and Beverages
  • Tips/Gratuities for trekking crews
  • Temple and Monastery entrance fee while sightseeing in city
  • Optional activities
  • And unforeseen expenses which are out of control by Nepal Adventure Point

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