Naya Kanga Peak Climbing – Introduction to climbing for strong walkers

The Naya Kanga Peak Climbing Trek is one of our shortest expeditions offering an excellent introduction to climbing in the Himalaya. It is suitable for the strong walker who is familiar with the use of an ice axe and crampons.

The Langtang is a more remote trekking region close to the Tibetan border just north of Kathmandu. We acclimatize by climbing Yala Peak at 5,500 m before moving onto our main objective Naya Kanga at 5,846 m, one of Nepal’s most shapely trekking peaks. The views from the summit are superb including the 8,000 m giant Shishapangma.



Naya Kanga Peak Climbing Trek Itinerary – Example

The following itinerary outlines a possible itinerary for your Naya Kanga Peak Climbing Trek.

Day 1 – Arrival in Kathmandu

Our representative will welcome you at Kathmandu airport and will transfer you to your Hotel in a private vehicle.

Includes: Pick, Accommodation

Day 2 – Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour

Kathmandu, being a historical and cultural heart of Nepal, is a popular destination for tourists, trekkers and adventure seekers. The city presents a wonderful mixture of Hinduism, Tibetan Buddhism and Western influence in the Valley. Patan and Bhaktapur are its two major neighboring cities which bear immense historical, cultural and religious significance. There will be a half day guided tour to the famous & biggest Hindu shrine Pashupatinath, the largest Buddhist stupa in town Bouddhanath, the 15th century palace of 55 windows and Swoyambhunath. In the evening, a trip orientation meeting will be organized.

Includes: Meals – Breakfast, Accommodation, Transport

Day 3 – Drive to Syaprubesi

The road winds up along spectacular Trishuli River Valley gorge skirting very steep slopes with exciting 1000m drops to the river. The road is subject to landslides due to steep gradients. The trip in private vehicle takes 6 hours, while public bus takes 12 hours.

Includes: Meals – Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner, Accommmodation, Climbing crew

Day 4 – Trek to Lama Hotel

First day winds up gradually through rainforest and narrow valley to Lama Hotel, a small settlement located on a scenic section of Langtang Valley.

Includes: Meals – Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner, Accommodation, Climbing crew

Day 5 – Trek to Langtang

We will trek up gradually to Langtang village with plenty of time to explore Langtang and visit cheese factory, local Buddhist monastery and just relax in the scenery of Himalayan meadow with awesome views of peaks towering above the Langtang Valley.

Includes: Meals – Breakfast / Lunch /Dinner, Accommodation, Climbing crew

Day 6 – Hike to Kyanjin Ghumba

It is just short 3 hours hike to Kyanjin Ghumba. We focus today on acclimatization, no stress, no exertion and only 400m of elevation gain with stunning views opening from here for the rest of the trip. In Kyanjin Ghumba we will take another easy day, explore and relax around the village including a visit for a cake and coffee in local coffee shop. There is Buddhist Gompa and yak cheese factory welcoming yak cheese tasting.

Yak cheese is a misnomer really; it should be called nak cheese, because yak milk really comes from female yak called nak. Whatever you call it, it tastes good and worthwhile to try.

Includes: Meals – Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner, Accommodation, Climbing crew

Day 7 – Acclimatization Hike to Kyanjin Ri

For next two days our focus is on acclimatization and we will step-up the process with two acclimatization hikes. Today we will take first hike to Kyanjin Ri, a spectacular hill behind the village offering great views from 4500m on Langtang glacier, Naya Kanga and 7000m Langtang Ligurung. It is easy 3 hours trip, so it will time for the afternoon practice of climbing techniques. Our Climbing Sherpa Guide will show you few useful required techniques and you will have an ample opportunity to try it yourself.

Includes: Meals – Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner, Accommodation, Climbing crew

Day 8 – Acclimatization Hike to Tsergo Ri

This is our 4th acclimatization day and time for next level of acclimatization. We will hike to Tsergo Ri, some 300m more than yesterday and the height of our Naya Kanga climbing camp. Tsergo Ri is a spectacular hill with awesome shoulder and great vistas. We reach 4800m helping us to acclimatize to the height of the high camp. The summit of Tsergo Ri is a spectacular formation with Buddhist prayer flags on the top. The view is even better than from Kyanjin Ri on Yala peak, Langtang Ligurung, Naya Kanga.

Includes: Meals – Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner, Accommodation, Climbing crew

Day 9 – Acclimatization Hike to Naya Kanga Base Camp

We should be ready to climb and today we start our climb approach with a short 2 hours hike to Naya Kanga Base Camp at 4500m, where we spend relaxing afternoon with a hike above the camp towards high camp and we recap climbing techniques learned in Kyanjin Ghumba.

Includes: Meals – Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner, Accommodation, Climbing crew

Day 10 – Hike to Naya Kanga High Camp

We will start our climb today by moving to climbing high camp, where we rig up our equipment in preparation for the climb and take a rest before the climb at midnight.

Includes: Meals – Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner, Accommodation, Climbing crew

Day 11 – Naya Kanga Climb

Naya Kanga route is almost 900m long with approach of about 450m. We will get up at midnight with the objective to leave the camp at 1am. After 20 minutes crossing rock fall we reach the start of the approach with 6m high chimney between glacier and a rock face; we will use jammers to climb through the chimney and follow right side shoulder to avoid avalanche prone snow face, which will take us about 2 hours to the start of the climb.

The climb is along steep 45-50° snow slope, often with knee deep snow, so it can be hard going for about 3-4 hours to the summit. The summit forms long 100m wide knife-edge snow ridge and we should have time to cross the ridge weather and snow condition permitting, it will be exciting part of the climb.

10-11am is our turn back time because the weather changes usually after 11am. What took us 5 hours on the way up it will take us only just over 90 minutes or less to down climb and repel through the chimney. We will pack-up our high camp and return to the Base Camp.

The view from the summit is truly amazing on all the peaks of Langtang Valley as well as many peaks in Tibet including 8027m Shishapangma with its tremendous 2000m south face, the only 8000m peak fully within Tibet.

Includes: Meals – Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner, Accommodation, Climbing crew

Day 12 – Trek to Kyanjin Ghumba

We will leisurely pace return to Kyanjin Gumba for some well-deserved rest after epic 15 hours day.

Includes: Meals – Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner, Accommodation, Climbing crew

Day 13 – Trek to Lama Hotel

It will be a long but enjoyable trek down the Langtang valley, first along alpine meadows to the village of Langtang followed by a hike through a narrow gorge to Lama Hotel.

Includes: Meals – Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner, Accommodation, Climbing crew

Day 14 – Trek to Syaprubesi

After a short walk of 10km through the jungle we will arrive to the trailhead at Syaphrubensi just in time for lunch. There will be plenty of time to relax and explore this little town in the afternoon.

Includes: Meals – Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner, Accommodation, Climbing crew

Day 15 – Drive to Kathmandu

We will leave Syaprubesi early in the morning and arrive to Kathmandu around 3pm just enough time to relax and to explore some local shops for trekking gear or souvenirs.

Includes: Meals – Breakfast, Accommodation, Flight

Day 16 – Departure

We will transfer you for your departure flight

Includes: Meals – Breakfast, Airport-Drop

Custom Naya Kanga Peak Climbing Trek

Customised treks which differ from this itinerary are always possible. For example, you could always extend your stay in Nepal and spend more time in Kathmandu or elsewhere.

Don’t hesitate to contact us in order to discuss your preferences, wants and needs. We are flexible and your personal preferences (and those of your group’s members) matter most to us when organising your Naya Kanga Peak Climbing Trek.

Naya Kanga Peak Climbing Trek Cost

Included costs

Our Naya Kanga Peak Climbing Trek Package covers the following costs:

  • In case of a camping trek:
    • BB Plan hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and two men a tent during Camping
    • Private Vehicle to trekking starting point & ending point, all airport transfers, sight seeing tour.
    • Freshly cooked Fallboard meals- alternative; Nepalese, Chinese, Indian, Western styled cooked by experience cook, during trekking, hot drinks; tea coffee, hot chocolate, boiled water etc, all the cooking utensils & cutlery.
    • Essential Camping Equipments; tents, Dinning tent, Kitchen Tent, Toilet Tent, foam thermal mattress and sleeping Bags.
    • Trained cook, Kitchen boys, Sherpa and needed porters for the equipments and insured them.
    • All the government permit and fees.
    • Climbing Permit fees
  • In case of a lodge trek:
    • Standard Hotel accommodation on BB Basis
    • Meal: Full board freshly cooked meal during trek best available hotel/lodges or teahouse
    • English Speaking guide, Climbing Guide & necessary porters
    • Essential permit, fees and climbing permit
    • All the ground transportation(tourist coach & private)
    • Insurance for Guide & Porters and equipment for them.
    • Airport -Hotel-Airport transfer, Farewell dinner, service charge

Excluded costs

The following costs are excluded and not covered by our Naya Kanga Peak Climbing Trek Package:

  • Personnel item of Expenses & Bar drinks
  • Travel insurance ,Rescue flight
  • Airport Taxe(Dep.time).
  • Warm clothes for trekking for client’s
  • Climbing equipment
  • Nepal visa
  • Tipping for guide and porter
  • If any treks tour then itinerary.

Naya Kanga Peak Climbing Trek – Trip Facts

Naya Kanga Peak Climbing Trek Highlights

  • Langtang village-Traditional tamang heritage.
  • Kanjin Gompa (3800m/3hrs
  • Ganja La Pass 5106m.
  • View of: Mt. Shisha Pangma (80013m), Langtang Lirung (7200m), naya khanga.

Naya Kanga Peak Climbing Trek Difficulty

How hard is the Naya Kanga Peak Climbing Trek? The Naya Kanga Peak Climbing Trek is of moderate difficulty.

Naya Kanga Peak Climbing Altitude

The Naya Kanga Peak Climbing Trek reaches a maximum altitude of approximately 5,846 m.

Minimum Required Group Size

The minimum group size is 2 persons.

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