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Naya Kanga Peak Climbing – 15 Days Itinerary

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Naya Kanga Peak (5844 meters) is a beautiful trekking peak in Nepal. Situated in the pristine Langtang region, Naya Kanga Peak is quite accessible and ideal for all skill levels. The majestic peak is also known as Ganja La Chuli peak among the locals. The 15 days Naya Kanga Peak Itinerary involves a beautiful trekking adventure.

Naya Kanga Peak climbing route is through the Northeastern ridge over snow and ice. This stunning peak in the Langtang region offers you the best views of Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa, Surya peak, Yala Peak, and others. It also offers the majestic views of the Langtang valley, glaciers, mountains, waterfalls, etc.

Moreover, most of the trail passes through the Rhododendron forest, flatlands, meadows, unique landscapes, captivating settlements. We pass through the remote trails of the Langtang region observing the Tibetan influenced culture to arrive at the peak. You can observe the significant impacts of Tibetan Buddhism in the region.

Furthermore, the Naya Kanga Peak Climbing Itinerary starts with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi. You can also observe the Tibetan ranges such as Shishapangma, Pemathang Ri, Pemthang Kapro- Ri, Langtang Lirung, etc. Overall, with proper guide and acclimatization, this peak climbing is a thrilling adventure.

Read on to know more about the spectacular Naya Kanga peak climbing in detail.

Highlights of the Trip

  • Spectacular view of the snow-capped mountains including Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa, Surya peak, Yala Peak, and others
  • Climbing the majestic Naya Kanga peak (5844 meters)
  • Experiencing the stunning trails to arrive at the mountain
  • Gorgeous sunrise and sunset along from the various points along the trail
  • 360 degree panoramic views of the entire region from the summit of the Naya Kanga peak
  • Walking the beautiful landscapes of the Langtang National park
  • A cultural exploration of the local community including their lifestyle and heritage
  • Incredible hospitality of the local people
  • Tasting the delicious cuisine of the region

When is the Best Time for Naya Kanga Peak Climbing?

The peak climbing and trekking season in the country is Autumn (September, October, November) and Spring (March, April, May). Therefore, the Naya Kanga Peak climbing is also ideal in these seasons. In these seasons, you will get stable weather conditions and a favorable environment in the Langtang region.

Autumn

Autumn months of September, October, and November provide stable weather conditions in the region. The cloudless skies and unobstructed views of the snow capped mountains is the highlight of trekking and peak climbing.

Besides that, you will also get the best facilities in the food and accommodations along the trail. You can also observe the cultural aspect of the region as many important festivals like Dashain, Tihar, and others fall in Autumn.

Spring

Spring is a scenic time for trekking and peak climbing in Nepal. The spring months of March, April, and May provide incredible weather and environment. You will get the best visibility of the snow-capped mountains of the Himalayas.

Besides that, you will also get the scenic trails with Rhododendron blooming all over the hills, turning them red and pink. Climbers can enjoy the blue skies and favorable temperatures which makes it an ideal time for the climb.

How Difficult is Naya Kanga Peak Climbing?

Naya Kanga Peak is a short trekking peak in the Langtang region. The routes to Naya Kanga Peak are generally straightforward and comfortable for most climbers. However, you will find some steep sections along the trek that are physically challenging.

You do not require any technical knowledge or expertise before climbing the Naya Kanga Peak. However, climbers must have a basic level of fitness as this is quite a strenuous trek and climb. Naya Kanga Peak climbing requires you to pass through the rugged trails of the region which can be quite challenging. The constant up and down along the stony path and staircases will test you to the core.

Altitude sickness is one of the most difficult factors of any peak climbing in Nepal. The high altitude Naya Peak climbing also has the risk of altitude sickness along the trail. You should acclimatize properly and hydrate regularly to tackle altitude sickness along the region.

Besides that, you can also carry Diamox tablets along the trail that helps to keep the problem of altitude sickness away from trekkers. However, if the symptoms persist, you should descend down further along the trail and only trek uphill after the symptoms disappear. If not taken seriously, altitude sickness can turn severe. Overall, the Naya Kanga peak climbing is moderately challenging.

Food and Accommodation Along the Trail

There are community-run local tea houses available along the trail. You will stay in these accommodation facilities that provide basic facilities for meals and accommodation. The Naya Kanga Peak Climbing includes a teahouse trek. You will stay in tea houses with basic facilities including twin beds, blanket, pillow, and a mattress.

Moreover, you should carry your toiletries because the teahouses don’t provide them.

You will find tea houses with additional facilities including hot water, electronic charging, and others at an added cost. Hence, you should not expect anything fancy as the accommodation facilities remain quite basic in the region.

You will get served the Nepalese dish of “Dal Bhat” along the trail. Dal Bhat includes rice, dal (pulses), lentils, spinach, pickles, vegetables, gundruk, and meat. It is quite common in the tea houses for lunch and dinner. You can also have western and Chinese cuisine including pasta, noodles, porridge, burger, sandwich, bread, egg, and others.

Besides that, you will also get served some common hot beverages including tea, coffee, rhododendron tea, garlic soup, lemon tea, mint tea, and others. You can also carry snacks like chocolate bars, granola bars, protein bars, snickers to munch on during the trek. You should generally avoid drinking alcoholic beverages like beer, rum, wine, etc as they cause dehydration and altitude sickness along trails.

Essential Tips for the Naya Kanga Peak Climbing

  • Acclimatization and regular hydration is essential
  • Pre-book all the meal and accommodation facilities
  • Always travel with a professional guide
  • Check the weather forecast before starting on the trek.
  • Walk gradually with regular breaks and rest in the middle.
  • Avoid alcohol consumption as it can cause dehydration and altitude sickness.
  • Carry Diamox tablets to tackle altitude sickness along the trail.
  • Get a proper travel insurance for journey
  • Carry snacks like protein bars, granola bars, and chocolate bars, snickers to munch on during the trek

The Final Say

Naya Kanga Peak (5844 meters) is a beautiful trekking peak in the Langtang region. Naya Kanga Peak or “Ganja La Chuli peak” is ideal for all skill levels including beginners. The trekking in the remote trails of the Langtang region is an incredible adventure. You can observe the Tibetan influenced culture and the impacts of Tibetan Buddhism in the region.

Moreover, the summit of the Naya Kanga Peak offers you the breathtaking views of Langtang Lirung, Surya peak, Dorje Lakpa, Yala Peak, Shisapangma, Pemthang Kapro- Ri, Pemathang Ri, and others. You can also observe the awe-inspiring views of Langtang valley, glaciers, waterfalls, etc. Overall, Naya Kanga Peak climbing is an outstanding adventure in the Langtang region of Nepal.

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Outline Itinerary 

Day 01: Drive Kathmandu to Syabru besi
Day 02: Shyabru besi - Lama Hotel
Day 03: Lama Hotel - Langtang
Day 04: Langtang - Kyanjing Gompa
Day 05: Kyanjing Gompa rest/acclimatization
Day 06: Kyanjing Gompa - Naya Kanga Base camp
Day 07: Naya Kanga rest in Base camp
Day 08: High camp
Day 09: Attempt to summit(extra day)
Day 10: Summit Naya Kanga and back to Base camp
Day 11: Base camp - Kyanging Gompa - Langtang village
Day 12: Langtang - Lama Hotel
Day 13: Lama Hotel - Syabru village
Day 14: Shyabru village - Dhunche
Day 15: Drive Dunche to Kathmandu and trasfer to hotel

Naya Kanga Peak Climbing Itinerary

Day 01: Drive Kathmandu to Syabru Besi

Maximum altitude: 1460 meters

Drive duration: 7-8 hours

Our representative will pick you up from the hotel in Kathmandu for a drive to the famous town of Syabru Besi. The scenic drive takes around 6-7 hours to complete. You will pass through the scenic green hills and observe the beautiful settlements along the highway.

The drive moves along the riverbanks and stops at various points along the journey to have breakfast and lunch. After arriving at Syabru Besi you will explore around the region and stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 02: Trek from Syabru besi to Lama Hotel

Maximum altitude: 2420 meters

Trek duration: 5-6 hours

Our trek journey starts from Syabrubesi. We have our breakfast and start walking alongside the Langtang River. The trail takes us along an uphill path towards the famous Lama Hotel. We pass through the beautiful Tamang villages with traditional stone houses.

You can observe the beautiful snow-capped mountains along the trail. There are many Buddhist prayer flags along the journey that will keep you spirited in this taxing journey. You can take incredible pictures of the place and stay overnight at a teahouse in Lama hotel.

Day 03: Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang

Maximum altitude: 3430 m

Trek duration: 5-6 hours

After an early morning breakfast, we will start our trek to the famous Langtang village observing the rich flora and fauna of the region. We pass through the beautiful villages of Gurmanechok and Ghodatabela on our way to Langtang village.

Moreover, we pass through various water streams, pristine waterfalls, and lush meadows. You can observe the breathtaking views of the snow-capped mountains of the Langtang range from the Langtang village. We stay overnight at a teahouse in the Langtang village.

Day 04: Trek from Langtang to Kyanjin Gompa

Maximum altitude: 3870 meters

Trek duration: 5-6 hours

We will take an early start and make our way to Kyangin Gompa from Langtang after having breakfast. The historical Kyangin Gompa is also the spiritual hub of the entire Langtang region. We pass through the ridge over a large Chorten and giant mani wall with Buddhist prayers. We will then cross a water stream along the way to arrive at Mundu (3442m).

Moreover, we also cross several water streams with wooden bridges from Mundu. After trekking for a while, we will arrive at the beautiful Kyanjin Gompa Monastery. The trail then takes it along the various icefalls of the region. You can find a famous cheese factory run by the government. The influence of Buddhist and Tibetans culture is quite evident in the houses and monasteries of the region.

Furthermore, we stop to have our lunch at the premises of the Kyanjin Gompa from where we can observe the breathtaking views of the snow-capped mountains. You can observe the Langtang Himal (7246m), Langshisha -Ri (6427m), Dorje Lhakpa (6430m), Ganja La (5160m), Gen Jempol Kyanjin Ri (4750m) and others. We will stay overnight at a teahouse in the Kyanjin Gompa premises.

Day 05: Rest/Acclimatization at Kyanjin Gompa

Acclimatization is an essential part of any trekking journey. This process helps us in adapting our bodies to high altitude conditions and tackling altitude sickness. We visit the Kyangjin monastery and offer our prayers along with other Buddhist shrines of the region. You can also explore the famous yak cheese factory and taste the delicious cheese.

Moreover, the spectacular views of the snow-capped mountains, icefalls, and tumbling glaciers of Langtang Himal will enchant you. The hike of Tserko Ri (5000m) is also available. You can observe the entire Langtang range in all its glory from the summit of Tserko Ri. You will stay overnight at the teahouse in Kyanjin Gompa premises.

Day 06: Trek from Kyanjin Gompa to Naya Kanga Base camp

Maximum altitude: 4400m

Trek duration: 5-6 hours

After having our breakfast, we start our trek from Kyanjin Gompa to the Naya Kanga Base camp passing through the Langtang Khola below. The trails pass through the dense Rhododendron and oak trees. We walk along the steep, rugged path to arrive at the base camp.

After climbing steeply for a while, we will arrive at the green pastures. You can observe the awe-inspiring panoramic views of the majestic mountains and the yaks grazing on the grasslands. We further explore the area around the Naya Kanga Base camp upon our arrival. We will stay overnight in a tented camp in the base camp premises.

Day 07: Rest/Acclimatization in Naya Kanga Base Camp

Acclimatization is an essential part of any peak climbing adventure. This process will help you adapt your bodies to the high altitude environment. Hence, you will rest and acclimatize at the Naya Kanga Base Camp on this day.

You can observe the panoramic views of the snow capped mountains from the base camp. Explore around the base camp and observe the various landmarks around the area. You will stay overnight at a tent in the Naya Kanga Base Camp.

Day 08: Trek from Naya Kanga Base Camp to High Camp

Maximum altitude: 4400m

Trek duration: 5-6 hours

After having breakfast, we start our trek from Naya Kanga Base Camp. You can observe the panoramic views of the snow-capped mountains and green hills. On reaching, the high camp you can acclimatize and explore around the area.

After walking for around 7 hours, you will arrive at the High Camp. the stunning views of the majestic mountains provide incredible scenic views. You will stay overnight at a tented camp in the High camp.

Day 09: Attempt to Summit (Extra Day)

We will attempt to summit the mountain on this day. This is an extra day set out to save the climbers from unpredictable weather conditions. The actual ascent of the mountain is early in the morning to prevent storms at noon. We can enjoy the majestic views of the mountain range from the summit and descend to base camp.

Day 10: Summit Naya Kanga and Back to Base camp

Maximum altitude: 5844 meters

Trek duration: 8-9 hours

After having an early breakfast, we start our peak climbing expedition on the Naya Kanga peak. This is the main day of our expedition where you will summit the Naya Kharka Peak. Climbers will start their journey early in the morning before the sun rises.

Heavy wind blows during the afternoon that makes climbing difficult. Hence, climbers should ascend the mountain by afternoon. Moreover, the climbers can start climbing by the northern side of the peak. This thrilling adventure comes with its own set of challenges and difficulties. But the beautiful view from the summit will relieve all your struggles and the taxing climb.

Furthermore, photography enthusiasts can take incredible pictures of the region. You can observe the entire Langtang Lirung massif, Yala Peak, Dorje Lakpa, glaciers, Tserko Ri, and others. After spending some time at the summit and taking incredible pictures, you can descend back to the Base Camp.

Day 11: Base camp - Kyanjin Gompa - Langtang village

Maximum altitude: 4400 meters

Trek duration: 7-6 hours

After breakfast, we will start our downhill trek from the base camp to the Langtang village via the Kyanjin Gompa. The trail today passes through the juniper shrubs on both sides. After a short walk we will arrive at the Kyanjin Gompa and continue trekking down to Langtang village. After a trek of a few hours, we arrive at the Langtang village where we stay overnight at the teahouse.

Day 12: Trek from Langtang to Lama Hotel

Maximum altitude: 3430 m

Trek duration: 5-6 hours

We start our trek from the Langtang village to the Lama Hotel after breakfast. We take the same path that we took earlier passing through the Tamang villages and forests. The trail gives us an alternative view of the mountains that we saw earlier. We will stay overnight at a teahouse in Lama Hotel.

Day 13: Trek from Lama Hotel to Syabru village

Maximum altitude: 2420 meters

Trek duration: 5-6 hours

After breakfast, we start our trek from Lama Hotel to Syabru Besi via Sherpa Gaon. The trails provide us with a panoramic view of mountains and green hills. This upper trail is broader and you can pass through the Sherpa and Tamang villages. The trail first descends gradually down and then takes a steep descent to the Syabru Besi (1600m).

Moreover, there is also the Chilime Power Plant which is a hydropower project in the area. You can observe the Tamang community and their Tibetan influenced lifestyle. We can also observe the majestic Himalayan Mountains along the trail. We arrive at Syabru Besi in the evening after a trek of five hours. We will stay overnight at a teahouse in Syabrubesi.

Day 14: Trek from Shyabru village to Dhunche

Maximum altitude: 2420 meters

Trek duration: 5-6 hours

We will start our trek from Shyabru village to Dhunche after an early morning breakfast. The trek takes us along the beautiful lower alpine settlements. After a trek of 6-7 hours, we arrive at the beautiful settlement of Dhunche. Dhunche is a commercial hub of the region as well where we will stay overnight at a teahouse.

Day 15: Drive Dunche to Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel

Maximum altitude: 2420 meters

Drive duration: 6-7 hours

After having breakfast, we take a private 4 Wheel Jeep Drive back to Kathmandu. The 6-7 hour drive takes you alongside the beautiful scenic settlements and highways of the region.

After you arrive at Kathmandu, you can check-in at the hotel. You can stroll around the city in the evening, go shopping and celebrate with dinner as our Naya Kanga Peak Climbing Itinerary comes to an official end.

Trip Cost US$ 2200 Per person
Cost Includes:
  • Two night Deluxe hotel in Kathmandu on B/B
  • Climbing peak permit and one climbing guide (Sherpa)
  • National Park entrance permit
  • All Airport transfers
  • All Meals during the trek and camping.
  • Accommodation in lodge during the trek, basic camping arrangement during climbing.
  • Porters to carry member baggage 15 to 18 kg per person.
  • Accident insurance for staffs.
Cost Excludes:
  • Personal clothing.
  • Personal accident insurance, emergency evacuation cost, oxygen, medical box.
  • Alcoholic beverage, laundry and tips.
  • Hotel accommodation and sightseeing tour in Kathmandu (available as per your choice)

How to Train for Naya Kanga Peak Climbing

A basic training routine focussing on endurance, strength, stamina, and mental preparation is essential before the trek. You should start your training regime at least two to three months before the trek.

Cardiovascular exercises

Cardiovascular also known as aerobic exercises increase oxygen levels in your body. Exercises like cycling, running, jogging, paddling, and hiking will help you immensely along the trail. It also reduces the risk of tackling altitude sickness among trekkers. Moreover, you will gain flexibility, reduce injuries, and muscle strain.

Physical training

Physical training focuses on gaining endurance, building strength, and stamina. These exercises will increase the fitness levels of the trekkers. You should train well so that you can trek around 5-6 hours in the rugged terrains of the Himalayas.

Moreover, you will gain muscles in the shoulder, arm, and back. A carbohydrate and protein-rich diet will help you build the necessary strength for the trek. Overall, physical training is essential for Naya Kanga Peak Climbing.

Mental preparation

Mental preparation will keep you motivated and you will have a positive attitude during the trek. You can trek the hilly landscape around to get the overall idea of the trek. Veteran trekkers can give you important information about the climb. Besides that, you can also conduct some research on the internet for mental preparation.

What Should I Pack?

Clothing

  • Waterproof trekking pants
  • Trekking boots
  • Woolen gloves
  • Pair of Sandals
  • Thermal Underwear
  • Full Sleeve shirts
  • Windcheaters
  • Warm hat
  • Down jacket
  • Socks
  • Umbrella/ Raincoat

Toiletries

  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Sanitary pads/ Tampons
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Moisturizer
  • Face towel
  • Lip Balm

First Aid

  • Anti-nauseant
  • Water purification tablets
  • Diamox tablets
  • Imodium
  • Paracetamol
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Antibacterial sanitizer

Accessories

  • Sunglasses
  • Power banks
  • Extra batteries
  • Solar chargers
  • Playing Cards
  • Map
  • Books or Kindle
  • Notebook
  • Sleeping Bag

Important documents

  • Passport
  • Travel permits
  • Travel insurance

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  • Group Size: 1 +
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  • Season: March to Jun,Oct to Dec
  • Grade Info: Strenuous
  • Total Days: 15 days
  • Walking Hour: Apprx 5-6 hrs/day

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