Langtang Trek, Naya Kanga Peak also known as Ganja La Chuli is a popular trekking peak in Nepal situated in the Langtang region. Langtang is a popular destination for climbing snow peaks and spectacular panoramic views of mountains in Nepal and Tibet. Easy access to the region and availability of several snow peaks scattered around for acclimatization make this region an ideal destination for mountaineers. Many small peaks in this region which require no previous climbing experience are suitable for even trekkers to have little taste of what’s like climbing in Nepal.
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 offers 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 (3,749m) for the ascent of Naya Kanga. To the north above Kangjin, there are several hills which provide both the magnificent views and the acclimatization. North – east of Kyangjin Ri (4,700m), there are two peaks; Yala Peak (5, 500m) and Tsergo Peak (5,749m) that provide good climbing for acclimatization. The normal route for climbing Naya Kanga peak is North – East Face & North Ridge.
Welcome to the Himalayan country of Nepal! Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport one of Community Trek representatives will be there to welcome you before taking you to your hotel in Kathmandu.
Sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley (Monkey Temple) with your guide then your Trekking guide briefs you regarding our trek as well as provides us opportunity to ask any questions we may have regarding our upcoming adventure.
After breakfast, a private vehicle (car/bus) will pick you at your hotel. We drive to Syabru Besi via Dhunche. After Dhunche, the drive continues on a secondary road.
The main track to Langtang moves downward along the edge via the village then move along the downhill to the Langtang Khola. We pass all along the river, trekking through vacant forest of rhododendron and oak. Passing the settlement of Chongong, we climb next to a steep trail to reach to our camp.
Today we will trek from Lama Hotel to reach Langtang Village (3330m.) taking around 5 hours. Walking for about 2 hours, at first we arrive at Ghora Tabela, a small village with trekker’s lodge, shops and more. Then, we pass all the way through Tamang village where we can see Tibetan- style prayer flags and prayer wheels. Also, we will see the arresting views of the Langtang range on our way. Then, you will reach at Langtang Village.
The trail ascends steadily through yak pastures and small villages, as the gorge opens out and the views turn out to be more extensive. After going across several small rivers and moraines, the track reaches at Kyangjin settlement.
The day can be used to explore the area and for acclimatization. A morning climb of Tsergo Ri (5033 meters) provides stunning mountain panoramas that includes Shishapangma (8013 meters), Dorje Lhakpa (6966 meters), Langtang Lirung (7227 meters). Afternoon can be enjoyed by visiting old monastery of the village or the lakes nearby the village.
From Kyangjin, we will go across the Langtang Khola before ascending uphill to the Kangja La. Some vertical scrambling way pass through rock fields ultimately leads to a camp below the Kangja La. The campsite bestows beautiful views of Naya Kanga including the views of Shishapangma, Kangchenpo (6400m), Dorje Lakpa (7000m) and Lonpo Gang (7100m). Overnight at tented Camp in Nayakanga Kharak Base Camp.
Today, we climb up to Naya Kanga Base Camp and start trek up to the high camp. We will walk through the rocky trail and reach a spot where we set up our camp. Overnight at tented camp.
Today we will reach at the peak of the Naya kanga located at an altitude of 5844m. We return back to the base camp. We stay overnight at the tented camp. This is the most rewarding and significant day of the entire trek.
This spare day can be used in case of bad weather on the day of the summit attempt. This day can also be used as an extra day for acclimatization.
Today we cross the Ganja La pass. It’d be a strenuous day since Ganja La is one of the difficult passes. Ganja la pass is covered with snow almost throughout the year. Make the long ascent through the boulders, pass the small lakes, and summit the Ganja La which situated on a rocky moraine. Enjoy the spectacular views from the pass. Climbing up and down the pass can sometimes be tricky due to snowfall and ice. From the pass, we descend down to Keldang.
Trek from Keldang to Yak Kharka. From Keldang, we descend further down following a prominent ridge line. In our 5-6 hrs trek today, we continue losing our altitude through forests, ridges, and grasslands.
Today, we lose altitude considerably, about 1500 meters. The trail would be similar, except that as you descend lower, you will notice more vegetation.
We cross small forest with the view of beautiful village of Helembu region. The trail makes a sweep around the wide valley end between Parachin and the pretty Sharpa village of Gangyul. The people of this village practice Drukpa Kagyu Buddhism, the same as the national religion of Bhutan.
On our final day of the trek, we walk down to Malemchi Pul Bazaar with many Sherpa village.
From the Bazaar, catch a bus to Katmandu. To celebrate the successful completion of our journey, we will have a farewell dinner in the evening. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Your adventure in Nepal comes to an end today! A representative from Community Trek will take you to the airport, approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight. On your way home you’ll have plenty of time to plan your next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.
1. Arrivals and departure transport by car (We will collect you from the Kathmandu international airport) and transfer to Hotel.
2. Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu (Boudhanath and Pasupatinath) with city guide and necessary transport.
3. 4 nights accommodation (2 persons per room) in Kathmandu in a 3* standard Hotel with breakfast.
4. All land transportation in a private car/bus.
5. A porter to carry your luggage on treks (Per person 20 kilogram luggage).
6. National Park entry fee and Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS).
7. All meals and hot drinks during the trek.
8. Peak climbing permits.
9. Group climbing gears like rope, snowbars and icescrews.
10. Salary, insurance, food, accommodation for guides and porters.
11. Group First Aid Kit.
1. Visa Fee.
2. Personal Travel Insurance (Compulsory).
3. Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
4. Personal expenses like beverages (mineral water, alcohol, soft drinks), telephone bills, laundry, bar bills, personal tips etc.
5. Personal climbing gear.
The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. The packed weight of your trek bag while trekking should be no more than 15 KG.
You must bring the following items:
Trekking trousers / pants
Waterproof overtrousers / rainpants
Casual shirt and/or T-shirts
Fleece jacket or warm jumper/sweater
Warm and waterproof over gloves or mittens
Headtorch/Headlamp with spare bulb and batteries
Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)
Water bottles 1 L.
Sleeping bag 4 or 5 season * (rated down to – 20ºC)
Warm jacket (down)*
Basic First Aid Kit including: A broad spectrum antibiotic, antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhea treatment (Imodium), altitude (Diamox), painkillers, plasters (band-aids) and blister treatment, insect repellent, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite). Glucose tablets
Note: Walking pole, down jacket, sleeping bag, etc available on hire in Kathmandu
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