Naya Kanga Peak Climbing (5,844m)

Naya Kanga  Peak ClimbingNaya Kanga (Ganja La Chuli) is the fabulous looking peak to the south of kyanjin Gompa, the destination village of the famous Langtang trekking in the Langtang national park.

The normal route to the summit is via the snowy north-east ridge. Much of the climb is straightforward, but there is only fairly steep part on 40 to 55 degree snow where belaying is necessary.

The route is approached on the trail across the Ganja la, the tricky but direct pass from Langtang to Helmbu. The climb is often included into a crossing of the pass and can be done with two camps. The first is ganja La base camp some 500 m above Kyanjin Gompa and the second a high camp at around 4,900m. The summit offers uplifting views of the peaks lying along the Langtang valley and into Tibet.

The accessibility of Langtang from Kathmandu and the numbers of other, lower altitude peaks, make Langtang great selection for a short climbing trip.

Trip day to day itinerary

Days 1 -7: Drive to the mouth of the Langtang valley and trek to Kyanjin Gompa.

Days 8-10: Move to high camp and ascent Naya Kanga.

Days 11-15: You have choice, cross the Ganja La into Helmbu and walk to Kathmandu or backtrack to Syabru Besi for drive to Kathmandu.