Langtang Ganja La Naya Kanga Peak
Langtang Ganja La Naya Kanga Peak is an adventurous trek with a moderate level climb of Naya Kanga in Langtang region of Nepal. The trek includes several view points that offers numerous opportunities of excellent vistas. Lang Sisha Kharka, Tsergo Ri and the summit of Naya Kanga provides absolutely delightful views of many Himalayan ranges located in the central part of Nepal. In the beginning and latter part of the trek, villages with terraced field gradually followed by extended but diminished mountain ranges on the horizon is a frequent but a very pleasing sight. Langtang Ganja La Naya Kanga Peak trek passes through several lodges run by local families, offering an insight to the lives of people of the hilly region of the country.
The trek starts from Syabru Besi and immediately heads towards a narrow valley carved by Langtang Khola (River). After several tiny settlements with only clutches of tea houses, the valley widens up and reaches Langtang village en route to Kyanjin. Kyanjin offers an exciting climb to Tsergo Ri, one of the best viewpoint on the trek. Naya Kanga is the next stop on the trek. Naya Kanga (5844 meters) is a popular trekking peak in Nepal situated in Langtang region; rising to the west of Ganja La (5110 meters). The most important reward of Naya Kanga Peak is the spectacular views of Ganesh I (7422 meters), Langsisa Ri (6427 meters), Yubra (6035 meters) and Dorje Lhakpa (6966 meters). The views also includes peaks in Tibet, with Shishapangma (8013 meters) being the most distinct. Naya Kanga Peak is physically strenuous but is technically moderate, making it an interesting option for someone looking to start the adventure in the Himalayas. After Naya Kanga, Ganja La Pass leads to Helambu valley. Helambu Valley has bigger and proper villages like Tarke Ghyang and Shermathang that lies en route to Melamchi Bazaaar, the ending point of Langtang Ganja La Naya Kanga Peak trek.
- Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1338 meters)
A representative from Visit Himalaya Treks Pvt. Ltd. trekking with the company’s display board will greet you outside the arrival terminal and transfer you to your Hotel. (Overnight at Hotel)
- Day 02: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation .
A half day guided tour to several of historical and spiritual attractions enlisted under the World Heritage Sites. The trek leader will meet the group for a meeting and provide a detailed briefing on the trek. All the required information regarding the trek would be provided. (Overnight at Hotel. Breakfast included)
- Day 03: Drive to Syabru Besi (1460 meters) .
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. It takes around 8 hours to reach Syabru Besi. (Overnight at Teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner included)
- Day 04: Trek to Lama Hotel (2500 meters) .
The trek starts with an ascent through a forests and passes through Bamboo and Rimche and closely follows Langtang River till Rimche. A brief climb leads to Lama Hotel ending the first day’s trek. (5 hours) (Overnight at Camp)
- Day 05: Trek to the Langtang Village (3300 meters) .
A gradual climb continues throughout the day and passes through a couple of teahouses at Ghoda Tabela. Slowly but steadily the trek enters the valley and ends at Langtang Village. (5 hours) (Overnight at Camp)
- Day 06: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3798 meters) .
The trek continues to travel further in the valley with the valley getting narrower towards the end of the day. But a small and brief climb once again takes the trek into the more wider valley and Kyanjin Gompa is right at the start of this valley. The day is relatively short as the trek enters into higher elevations. Langtang Lirung (7227 meters) towers above the valley and provides a spectacular scenery. (4 hours) (Overnight at Camp)
- Day 07: Kyanjin Gompa exploration day .
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. (Overnight at Camp)
- Day 08: Trek to Naya Kanga Base Camp (4300 meters) .
From Kyanjin Gompa, the trek finally leaves the valley heads into the narrow valley leading to Ganja La. A steep climb for the most of the day leads to Naya Kanga Base Camp. After Kyanjin Gompa, there are no more lodges or village until the pass is crossed. (5-6 hours) (Overnight at Camp)
- Day 09: Trek to Naya Kanga High Camp (5000 meters) .
The trek climbs further higher into the valley to the Naya Kanga High Camp. (4 hours) (Overnight at Camp)
- Day 10: Summit Naya Kanga (5844 meters) and return to Naya Kanga High Camp .
The push for the summit starts very early in the morning, mostly it starts before or around 3 a.m. in the morning. The climbing guide will fix all the safety lines wherever necessary and will be close taking care of you. A steep long ascent finally ends at the top and after a short stay at the top to enjoy the panorama of mountains that includes Langtang Lirung (7227 meters) and Yubra (6035 meters), we head back to Naya Kanga High Camp. (8-9 hours) (Overnight at Camp)
- Day 11: Extra Day .
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.
- Day 12: Cross Ganja La (5110 meters) and trek to Keldang (4270 meters) .
An early morning start is a must on days crossing a high pass. The day starts has a long steep ascent until top of the of the pass follows. The pass always has snow and ice at the top and extra attention (but no technical climbing) is required at these places. A brief stop at Ganja La to enjoy all the surrounding mountains of the valleys left behind is followed by a steep drop, which only ends at Keldang. (7-8 hours) (Overnight at Camp)
- Day 13: Trek to Dukpo (4040 meters) .
The day once again introduces the trek back into green and lush valley and also includes small but stunning views of mountains of the Nepal Tibet border. (6 hours) (Overnight at Camp)
- Day 14: Trek to Tarkeghyang (2600 meters) .
A climb in the morning leads to viewpoint from where a brief section of Annapurna Range can be viewed. After the viewpoint, it is a steep descent through the forests of pine and rhododendrons to Tarkeghyang, one of the bigger settlements of the valley. (6 hours) (Overnight at Camp)
- Day 15: Trek to Shermathang (2590 meters) .
A relatively easy terrain follows, passing along with some small rivers flowing through forests and ends at Shermathang. (6 hours) (Overnight at Camp)
- Day 16: Trek to Melamchi Pul Bazaar (846 meters) .
The trek continuously loses elevations and passes through terraced fields for most part of the day. After passing through several villages inhabited by diverse ethnic groups, the day and the trek ends at Melamchi Pul Bazaar. (5 hours) (Overnight at Camp)
- Day 17: Drive to Kathmandu .
4 hours drive finally brings us back to Kathmandu and the afternoon can be spent by enjoying the luxuries of the city. (Overnight at Hotel. Breakfast included)
- Day 18: Departure .
A representative from Visit Himalaya Treks Pvt. Ltd. will check your flight tickets and transfer you to the airport before two hours from your flight with a hope of seeing you again in the future. (Breakfast included)
ALL ITINERARIES CAN BE CUSTOMIZED AT YOUR REQUESTS ACCORDING TO YOUR CONVENIENCE
- Arrivals and departure transport by car (We will collect you from the Kathmandu international airport) and transfer to Hotel.
- Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu (Boudhanath and Pasupatinath) with city guide and necessary transport.
- 4 nights accommodation (2 persons per room) in Kathmandu in a 3* standard Hotel with breakfast.
- All land transportation in a private car/bus.
- A porter to carry your luggage on treks (Per person 20 kilogram luggage).
- National Park entry fee and Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS).
- All meals and hot drinks during the trek.
- Peak climbing permits.
- Group climbing gears like rope, snowbars and icescrews.
- Salary, insurance, food, accommodation for guides and porters.
- Group First Aid Kit.
- Government taxes and service charge.
- Nepal entry Visa Fee.
- Personal Travel Insurance (Compulsory).
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
- Personal expenses like beverages (mineral water, alcohol, soft drinks), telephone bills, laundry, bar bills, personal tips etc.
- 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.
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)*
Small, personal first-aid kit. (Simple and light)
Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
1 skin-blister repair kit
Cough and/or cold medicine
Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
Water purification tablets or water filter
1 set of earplugs
Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies.
Climbing gear you should bring:
01: Ice Axe w/Leash (General mountaineering tool. Sizing is important: under 5’7" use a 60cm tool; 5’7"- 6’1" use a 65cm tool; over 6’1" use a 70cm tool. (Too short is preferable to too long).)
02: Crampons (With flat rather than “cookie cutter” frame rails)
03: 40 ft 6mm perlon (For Prussiks or bring your glacier rig.)
04: Alpine Climbing Harness (Harness should fit over all clothing; have gear loops, adjustable leg loops and be reasonably comfortable to hang suspended in.)
05: Carabiners (2 Large Pear or D-shaped locking. 2 standard ovals or D’s)
06: Climbing helmet (Must be adjustable to fit, with or without hat or balaclava on)
07: 1 Ascender (Recommended: left or right hand.)
08: Ski or trekking poles (Snow baskets required. Helpful for balance when carrying a heavy pack or if you have knee problems)
09: Double plastic climbing boots.
10: Gaiters (Please make sure your gaiters fit around the plastic boot without being to tight around the boot.)
Note: Walking pole, down jacket, sleeping bag, etc available on hire in Kathmandu or request we will provide it.
Trip cost will vary depending on numbers of travelers, duration/days of trek, standard of hotel in Kathmandu before & after the trip. Please contact us to GET a Custom Quote.