Naya Kanga peak climbing is the short day climbing trek in the Langtang valley which is located west to Ganja La Chuli (5122m) and south of Kyanjin Gompa (3800m). This peak lies at altitude 5844m and also known as Ganja La Chuli. Even though this peak is popular among the climbers it is quite difficult to climb and requires adept climbing skills. The fascinating peak of Naya Kanga rises to the west of Ganja La boats some spellbinding views of mountains of Nepal and Tibet namely Pemthang RI, Langtang Lirung, Langshisa RI, Langtang II, Ganesh Himal, Pemthang Kapro RI, Shisapangma and much more. The major attraction of this trek are; Langtang Village (village of Sherpa people where you can enjoy the culture and tradition of Sherpa), scared lake Gosaikunda (pilgrims place) and ascending to Naya Kanga. We start our trek from Syabrubesi and end at also Syabrubesi.
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5884 m/ 19304.5ft
Naya Kanga stands at a glorious height of 5,844m.
Opportunity for exploring the traditional villages & ancient Bon-Buddhist culture.
Land of Red Pandas found only in Central and Eastern Himalayas.
Proffers splendid views of Lenpo Gang (7,083m), Dorje Lakpa (6,990m), Pemthang Ri (6,836m), Langtang Lirung (7,246m), Langshisa Ri (6,310m), Langtang II (6,571m), Ganesh Himal, Yala, Surya Peak, Pemthang Kapro Ri (6,830m), Shishapangma (8,013m) and many other.
It gained more popularity when the British mountaineer Bill Tillman described it as the most beautiful valley in the world.
The best time is March, April, May, September, and October.
Why this Trip
Naya Kanga Peak Climbing is very popular among the domestic and international tourist for its beautiful mountains and religious values. This trekking route lies too near proximity from the bustling city of Kathmandu but offers scenic views of mountains, exquisite lakes, and vivid vegetation and animals.
•We reserve the right to change and that the program may be reversed. Things can happen that make it impossible to meet them as planned. If any meeting or plan would not be feasible, we always try to find an equivalent alternative. In Nepal, you always have a plan B and C!
•What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible
•A trekking permit is a must to travel to controlled areas. Permit, however, is issued only to groups. Individual trekkers will not be issued trekking permit.
Upon your arrival you will be escorted by one of our representative either to our office for the briefing of the tour or directly to the hotel according to your preference. In the evening, we will be waiting for you in the dinner table.
Sightseeing of the city of devotees, Bhaktapur Durbar Square will take place and for other cultural heritages, the visit will be arranged as per your desire. Meanwhile, we will be preparing the necessary documents for the trekking.
Syabru Besi is 117km( 9 hours) drive away from Kathmandu. The road is winding, mostly unpaved, and on high mountains, which might make you sick, well welcome to the mountains.Upon reaching the Syabru Besi we are blessed with the spectacular panorama of the Himalaya, that includes the Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and the peaks of the Langtang region. We stay overnight at Syabru Besi and tomorrow at the dawn we leave for Lama Hotel.
Shortly after the breakfast, we depart for Lama Hotel. We meander around the ridge of Syabru Besi’s main road and reach Ghopcha Khola, now our trek begins! We will march into the fields and lush forest with of oaks, maple, alder, and bamboo. Cross your fingers! If we are lucky enough we might get to see yellow-throated martin, wild boar, langur monkeys, Red Panda, and Himalayan black bear on the route. The trail is steeply ascending passing through Langtang River, suspension bridge, cascading waterfall that is determined to impress you with stunning views. Furthermore trekking to 2748 meters, we arrive at Lama Hotel.
On the third day, we will hike up to Langtang village right after the breakfast. The trek commences by gentle ascent above the Langtang Khola. Be prepared for the trail is going to be much steeper now. en route we are accompanied by scenic views of lovely Langtang Lirung towering at 7246 meters. We will transverse through Ghora Tabela (2970 m) and Thangshyap (3140 m), the trail ascends all the way to the Langtang Village. After reaching the village you’ll be rewarded with 180 degrees of the breathtaking mountains view. This place is beautiful beyond words to spare a night.
Leaving this beautiful village our trek resumes to Kyangjing Gompa. It is one of the highlights of this trek. The trail goes through rich yak pastures and fascinating villages of Muna to Singdun.After ascending Kyanjing Ri (4773m) we reach Kyangjing Gompa. Kyanjing gompa is a small Buddhist monastery and also a cheese factory can be found there.
We will take one day off from the trekking as it’s necessary for our body to adjust to the higher altitude and the thinner air it has. Not to worry, this day for acclimatization would be worthwhile for we are going to explore interesting places like the monastery and cheese factory etc. If that’s not enough, we can even climb Chorkari Ri located at 5050m that boasts picturesque views of snow-capped mountains. Moreover we can hike up the moraine to see the fantastic mountain ridges accompanied by rolling glaciers. We return to Kangjing Gompa before dusk to spend the night.
Today we move ahead towards our destination to Naya Kanga Base Camp, which is at an altitude 4600m and to reach there from Kyangjing we need 5 to 6 hours trek. We reach the Base camp by evening which is the southern part from Kyanjing
Today after breakfast at the base camp we move towards the high camp at altitude 5000m. Climbing the hill we reach at the high camp about 4 hours walk from base camp. We can see the beautiful scenery of mountains, including Shishapangma, Langshisa Ra, Jugal Himal, Pemthang Ri etc.
Following the leader's advice we start climbing earliest at morning given that the weather is appropriate. Now is the time to show your rope climbing skills on the rope that has been fixed by the guides. Upon reaching the summit, we enjoy the blissful feeling of accomplishment and marvelous views of surrounding mountains. Later we descend from the summit and reach the High Camp.
From Kyangjing, we return back to Lama hotel and it’s possible to do in a single day as the trail follows a downhill path from Kyanjin Gompa. After several hours of walking, we will finally arrive at the Lama Hotel. Once again we are going to spend the overnight at Lama Hotel.
Naya Kanga Peak is quite popular and difficult peak to climb, so you need good stamina and energy to climb it. You need to know how to use the climbing equipment and gears. At Base Camp, our guide also helps you to how to use that equipment so you don’t need to worry about that.
For nights in cities, we use standard/superior standard/deluxe rooms whereas, during the trek we use lodges/tea houses/guesthouses/home stay for our clients, and whatever is available and accessible. We also arrange sleeping bags for our clients, on their request. For this expedition, accommodation will be tented camp.
To confirm your booking, a deposit of $200 or 15% of total trip cost is required if you are booking at least a year in advance before trip departure date. If booking is made less than 100 days before the trip departure, you'll need to pay 20% to confirm the trip, if before two months, 25% of the total trip cost will need to be paid and if booked between 30-60 days, 50% of the total trip cost needs to be paid and finally, if you are booking 30 days prior to trip departure, then 100% payment should be made. The payments can be easily made by the bank transfer or Western Union Money transfer. The due balance is payable on arrival in Kathmandu with cash (preferably USD/EURO) or card on POS/credit card machine. Please note that non refundable fee is 10% or $200 whichever is greater.
There are plenty of water stations on each stop on the route. You can easily fill up the bottle from the open taps. We recommend that you bring water purifier tablets with you or at least get it from Kathmandu before you depart for trekking. You can also buy mineral waters but we usually recommend tap water which is pure and it helps us not promoting plastic bottled water.
We mostly use the comfortable and efficient vehicle so that you may not get a problem during the ride. We use private or tourist vehicle for sightseeing in the Kathmandu. Depending on the nature or group sized, we use cars, minibus, vans or jeep for travelling along the narrow and bumpy roads of Nepal. Mostly we use AC vehicles for your comfort.
Yes, our climbing guides are well trained and have got the license from the Nepal Mountaineering Association. They are experienced with many mountains above 6000 m to 7000 m and also some of them have experienced the 8000 m peaks.
In some villages, it is possible to charge the devices, but it costs extra to charge the camera and other electronic equipments. It usually costs between $3-$6 per hour. So it's expensive. The best idea is to bring a power bank.
Yes, for the first few days, it's possible to have telephonic communication. In some villages, you can make local and international calls from telephone provided by the guesthouse owner after paying the price directly to them. In higher altitude regions, we usually have satellite phones with our Sherpas or Guides.
There are no hidden costs in our itineraries. Therefore you don't need to carry much, but everything that's not mentioned on itinerary for example extra cup of tea, coffee, charging electrical appliances, can cost you extra. Therefore, we recommend you to keep at least $20-$50 per day for your personal expenses.
Definitely we will provide you porter, or yak as per the condition. Besides your personal bag and the water bottle which will be frequently needed for you, they must be carried by you and remaining will be carried by our porter or yak.
The hotel in Kathmandu does provide the free storage services. So you can leave the clothes which are not necessary for the trekking. The best way is to save it in our office store room which is equally safe.
During trek, please use comfortable and flexible dress. While trekking during the day at lower altitudes, lightweight trekking trousers and T-shirts are recommended. It's always a good idea to carry a waterproof jacket and some warmer clothing with you though as mountain weather is notoriously unpredictable. For the cold nights, thermal underwear, a warm fleece jacket and even a down jacket will help to keep you warm. Good shoes are of great importance. They must be comfortable. For higher altitude treks where you may have to tread snow for long hours, good boots are available for rent in Kathmandu. For mountaineering, you will require special clothes that can be bought or hired from us.
Yes, of course you can change the lodge if you don’t feel comfortable at one place, but it really depends on the availability of the lodges. During the peak season, the possibilities of changing the lodges are low.
No vaccinations are compulsory in the Himalaya, but we do recommend you are covered for Diphtheria & TB, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Malaria, Typhoid, Polio and Tetanus. We also recommend: •A dental check-up prior to traveling that you know your blood group in case of emergency. If you have any pre-existing medical conditions which might affect you on tour, you make these known to your tour leader and Swotah travelers at the time of your booking.
We make sure to take security measures during climbing to make your expedition successful. We hire experienced and authorized Guides/Sherpas to safeguard your life in the mountains. We strongly recommend that you follow the guide’s instruction with utmost care.