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Naya Kanga Peak (Ganja La Chuli)

 

Naya Kanga Peak

Naya Kanga, also called Ganja-La Chuli, is magnificently situated in the rarely visited Langtang region of Nepal. Its accessibility makes it an ideal choice of venue for a short visit to the himalayas. The normal route to this peak is via the snowy north-east ridge. It is not yet clear who climbed this summit first. The most important reward of climbing Naya Kanga is the spectacular view of mountains in or near Tibet.

No one knows who first climbed this peak but many would like to credit Tilman with the feat. Certainly he and Peter Lloyd were probably the first westerners to cross the ganja La in this region. However it is certainly a beautiful looking mountain and worthy of far more attempts than it gets compared with the more well known trekking peaks in the Kumbhu. The technical difficulty of the climb is rated at Alpine Grade PD+. This is mainly a function of three things: the fact that you are on significant snow slopes for most of the journey above camp 1; some crevasses as you turn west below the Ganja La; and finally the short ridge section to the summit. The summit can be gained in two days from Kyanjin with one camp at Branchen or Nyengang Kharka, or alternatively in three days with a second camp at Kangla Phedi just beow the Ganja La.

While closed to Kathmandu, Ganja La Chuli 5,844m. (Naya Kanga) is the most accessible of our "people peaks" towering over the South of alpine Langtang valley and holy lakes of Gosaikund. its fine ridge systems provide superb climbing and spectacular scenery from a top the summit, you can gaze in wonder at the peaks of the Jugal Himal as a Dome Blanc, Langshisa Ri and at Tibet's highest Mt. Shisapangma 8,035m. the last 8,000m. peak in the World to be the climbed.

Itinerary

Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu. Hotel.
Day 02 City tour of Kathmandu. Hotel.
Day 03 Drive from Kathmandu to Sybru Bensi (1,462m.) 8 hours
Day 04 Sybru Bensi to to Lama Hotel (2,500m.)
Day 05 Lama Hotel to Langtang Village (3,307m.)
Day 06 Langtang Village to Kyanjin Gompa (3,798m.)
Day 07 Kyanjin Gompa exploration and acclimatization day.
Day 08 Kyanjing Gompa to Naya Kanga Base camp (4,400m.)
Day 09 Rest and acclimatization day.
Day 10 High Camp (5,000m.)
Day 11 Summit of Ganja La Chuli (5,844m.) and Back to Base camp.
Day 12 Base camp to Langtang village.
Day 13 Langtang village to Lama Hotel
Day 14 Lama Hotel to Syabru village
Day 15 Shyabru village to Dhunche
Day 16 Drive from Dunche to Kathmandu.
Day 17 Free day for shopping and look around.
Day 18 Transfer to international airport for home departure.

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