Naya Kanga Peak Ascent

Grade: Star
Duration: 20 days
Minimum Altitude: 1300 meters
Maximum Altitude: 5844 meters
Departure: Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov

This peak, which is situated in the Langtang region, is becoming increasingly popular among mountaineering and peak climbing enthusiasts. This is mainly because newcomers to such adventures can also experience exciting peak climbing. The trail to Naya Kanga and back to Kathmandu covers most of the trekking route in the Langtang Valley. You are, therefore, in for a double delight of trekking in the Langtang region and climbing a famed and popular mountain. Standing on the summit, you get a panoramic view of peaks in both Nepal and Tibet; peaks like Langshisa (6310 m ), Pemthang Ri ( 6836 m ), Shisapangma ( 8046 m ), Langtang Lirung ( 7246 m ) and Langtang II ( 6581 m ) seem so close that feel you can touch them.

En route to the summit, we establish base camp after a short ascent above Ganja La Pass. The following day is a traverse through ice and moraine for a few hours. We then set up High Camp before making the final assault to the summit. Proceeding from base camp, we pass through a section of glacier with steep ice and this is the technically difficult part of the climb. After negotiating this “technical” section of the climb, the summit is barely a few meters away. Standing on the summit is an exhilarating experience and you will be left speechless. You can head back to Kathmandu via the same route. However, there are other options that allow you to explore other parts of Langtang. The options are open to preferences and professional suggestions and advice; the choice is ultimately yours.

Fitness Level: This trip requires you to be in good health and physically fit. So, we recommend thorough physical examination before you start the trek.

Skills: Your familiarity with the mountainous terrain and previous trekking experience will be desirable.

Travel Insurance: 
Make sure that you are insured against cancellations, accidents, health, emergency evacuation and loss, theft of, or damage to, baggage and personal effects.
In emergency situations, we will arrange for a helicopter rescue, medical treatment and after care for you. All these costs shall be borne by your travel insurance company.

Required Equipments/Gears: 
All climbing gears
Sleeping bag
Down jacket
LED headlight
Water bottle
First-aid kit
Water purification solution
Trekking poles
Full fingers gloves
Thermal cap

You can choose to bring these equipments yourself. However, we can help you get these things after you arrive here if you want to travel light.
We will arrange your pick-up/drop-off according to your flight schedule.
We can customize this itinerary according to your interests and preferences.

Documents required: 
Langtang National Park Permit
Scanned copies of passport sized photo and passport of each participant
Travel insurance

Day 1: Arrival

On your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, a staff member from our office will greet and receive you there and transfer you to your hotel. After getting refreshed, you will come to our office where you will meet your guide and we will brief you about the tour. Sometimes all the documentations and logistic preparations cannot be completed in a single day. In that case, we need to spend one extra day at Kathmandu.

Day 2: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi (1460m) 8-9 hours

Early in the morning (6:30 am), our guide will come to receive you at your hotel and take you to the bus station. Then we will start a long journey on bus that takes about 8-9 hours. We will have lunch at Trishuli Bazaar and move through various twists and turns on the hilly road till we reach Syabru Besi. On the way we pass through several villages like Betrawati and Dhunche. We will stay at a teahouse for the night.

Day 3: Syabru Besi – Lama Hotel (2410m) 6-7hours

Lama Hotel is in fact a village known as Changtang, but it is more popular as Lama Hotel rather than Chhangtang. The trekking trail mostly passes through lush forests with oak, pine and rhododendron trees where enticing waterfall s and languor monkeys can be seen. On the cliffs above you may also see honeycombs of wild honeybees. On this day’s journey, we will follow a river upstream. We have to make a short climb to get to Bamboo where we will stop for the lunch. The last leg of the journey also consists of some climbing, which brings us to our stopover of the day. We will spend our night at a teahouse.

Day 4: Lama Hotel – Langtang Village (3339m) 7-8 hours

Today we will be moving deep into the Langtang Valley. The trail passes mostly through forests, so the weather will be cool and quiet. Only occasionally is the quietness interrupted by the singing of birds. When you reach Langtang Village, you can see the influence of Tibetan Buddhism with mani walls, and prayer flags. You will also see the typical Nepalese houses that are built in the high altitude areas. People of Tamang and Sherpa ethnicities live in the villages of Langtang Valley.

Day 5: Langtang – Kyanjin Gompa (3800m) 4-5hours

We need to make a good deal of altitude gain today, but the walking time is shorter than the previous days. Watching the beautiful sceneries of Langtang Range on the way, we will reach Kyanjing Gompa, a beautiful village in the lap of the Himalayas. We will have lunch at first there, and then visit Nepal’s one of the oldest yak cheese factory, and taste it. With great Himalayan sceneries smiling at you from close distances, you will have scenically blissful time in the village.

Day 6: Kyanjin Gompa Acclimatization Day

To adjust us into the thin air of the high altitude, we will spend a day at Kyanjin Gompa. In fact this village is one of the spiritual centers of the Langtang region. Kyanjin is the name of a monastery, from which the village has derived its identity. This is the final settlement up into the Langtang Valley. Explore the village and its surroundings during the day because you will treat yourself to sublime sceneries from different vantage points and better acclimatize. One of the finest options is to go atop Kyanjin Ri (4700m), from which you will have unbeatable view of surrounding peaks of Langtang region.

Day 7: Kyanjing Gompa – Ngegang (4150m) 5-6 hrs

Ngegang will be our destination of the day. After having breakfast in the morning, we head towards the village. It takes about 5 hours to reach the village. We will see alpine vegetation, alpine meadows, a yak farm at Langsika Kharka and a glacier as well. We will spend night at a camp.

Day 8 and 9: Ngegang – Base camp (4400m)

Climbing a little after crossing the Ganja La Pass, we set up the base camp. We will stay here for a day for rest and acclimatization.

Day 10: High camp (5000m) 4-5 hrs

The high camp is set below the northeastern face of the mountain for the sake of facilitating the ascent to the summit. It takes a few hours to reach the high camp from the base camp. We face no serious challenges or difficulties to reach the high camp except for walking through the glacier moraine.

Day 11: Summit of Naya Kanga (5844m) and back to Base camp

It takes 5-6 hours to reach the summit from the high camp. At first, we head to the ridge on the north, and then turn left. Here we need to negotiate steep ice, which is perhaps the most challenging section of the climb. Then we will reach a pass on the ridge that extends east-west. Then a short climb to the right brings us to the top of the mountain. But this final leg of the ascent should be done carefully. After enjoying the mountain panorama from the top, we return to the base camp.

Day 12, 13, 14, and 15: Base camp to Kathmandu

We will follow our way back to Kathmandu from the base camp. On the first day we return to Langtang village via Kyanjin Gompa. On the second day we retrace our steps back to Lama Hotel and on the third day arrive at Syabru Besi. And on the following day we drive to Kathmandu.
But, if you want to have further experience of pleasant trekking and to explore the other places of Langtang region, you can follow the following route.

Day 14: Trek from Lama Hotel to Thulo Syabru (2260m)

You will see monkeys and various species of birds. There are also chances to see the rare red pandas during the trail today as it falls in Langtang National Park. Initially you make a gentle descent, but the final leg consists of straight ascend up to Thulo Syabru.

Day 15: Thulo Syabru to Sing Gompa (3580m)

Sing Gompa, the destination of the day houses a cheese factory and a Buddhist Gompa. Views of Langtang Himal, Ganesh Himal and mountains on the side of Tibet make the journey delightful. We will pass through several places on the way like Phoprang Danda and Dursagang before reaching Sing Gompa.

Day 16: Sing Gompa to Gosain Kunda (4381m)

Today’s trek is more challenging, but the rewards make it worth taking up the challenges. We need to go over Lauribina Pass (4600m) before we reach Gosain Kunda. The trail is mostly uphill, rocky and rough but the dramatically beautiful views of Himal Chuli, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, and even the Annapurna range help beat the fatigue. Once you reach the Gosain Kunda, you will forget all tiredness. Gosain Kunda is a collection of about a dozen glacial lakes simmering with beauty. According to legends, Gosain Kunda was created after the Shiva struck the place with his trident to contain the pain by drinking water because he had swallowed poison that threatened to destroy the world. So it has remained a famous pilgrimage of Hindus.

Day 17: Gosainkund to Ghopte (3440)

The first leg of today’s journey consists of steep climb leading up to a pass at 4500m. After crossing the path, we make a descent until we reach Ghopte, our stop for the night. The trail is rough; requiring us to walk between huge rocks. Ghopte itself is a place marked by huge rocks hanging overhead. There are also some caves in this area.

Day 18: Ghopte to Kutumsang

The walk today becomes less difficult. We meet the path of Helambu trek that goes to Kathmandu. After a short walk through pine forest, we reach Tharepati (3510m). This place commands beautiful scenery of Jugal, Ganesh and Manaslu mountains. We will have lunch at this spot and walk for a few hours to rest for the night at Kutumsang, a small settlement of Sherpas.

Day 19: Kutumsang to Chisapani (2215m)

We move through villages and farmlands today. This makes a big contrast with our trek in several earlier days, because we moved through complete wilderness during these days with very little human contact. We meet villages like Gul Bhanjyang and Pati Bhanjyang enroute. The Chisapani village, located atop a hill, is our final stopover for the night. This village offers magnificent views of peaks like Jugal, Ganesh, Manaslu and also of Annapurna mountain range. It is a renowned stop on the route of Kathmandu Valley Round Trek as well.

Day 20: Chisapani to Sundarijal (1460m) & drive to Kathmandu

We move through cool, lush forests teeming with varieties of birds and animals today. We need to make short climb to Chepu Bhanjyang (2438m) after a few hours from the start. From then, the trail gradually goes down to Sundarijal, the renowned picnic spot for the people in Kathmandu valley and an equally famous hangout for loving couples. There are fresh streams and thick forest in this area. The natural beauty of this place has been an important source of refreshment for the valley dwellers. Rest here for about an hour and soak up the cool air, and then we will drive to Kathmandu.


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