Naya Kang Peak Climbing

yala-peak-climbingBUNA welcomes you to an amazing trekking region with a climb of Naya Kanga 5,844m-Langtang Valley with Yala Peak 5,500 and Ganja-la 5,121m. Starting out from Kathmandu by bus to Syabrubensi, we start this trek to the Langtang Himal, taking the direct approach via the Langtang khola. For days of easy walking on good trails, through the dense forest of oak, birch, pine and then rhododendron leads to the tree-line and then to Kyangjin Gompa (3749m). Kyangjin is a splendid base in a beautiful setting of high snowy mountains from which to acclimatise and plan our explorations and climbs of the upper valley.

The group will have enough days to explore further a field and we will move our base camp higher, depending on the objective. On the adventure to Naya Kanga 5,844m-Langtang Valley with Yala Peak 5,500 and Ganja-la 5,121m.Good acclimatisation days and be spent exploring the upper Langtang valley, beyond the rich meadows of Langshisa Kharka, first explored by Tilman, when he was probing for routes into Tibet. These upper meadows are rarely visited by trekkers and are home to large herds of thar, the valley ending in a massive wall of mountains, forming the frontier with Tibet. Climbing onto the ridges to the north of the valley we will attempt glaciated peak rising above the Yala Glacier, Yala Peak (5500m). Crossing to the Chimsedang Lekh and the Kangjal Himal, a ridge of peaks bordering the valley to the south, we establish base camp below the Ganja La (5,121m). From here there is a possible summit to climb including Naya Kanga (5844m). All of the peaks are glaciated and offer a variety of climbing challenges amid spectacular Himalayan scenery. All of these summits will provide stunning views of the great mountains flanking the Langtang valley, including Ganchenpo (6387m), Dorje Lakpa (6990m), Pemthang Karpo Ri (6830m), Langtang Lirung (7245m) and across the border in Tibet rises the huge bulk of Shishapangma (8046m). Whilst most of the peaks are technically straightforward, to get the most from this trip, it is important that you are a strong hill-walker with previous experience of snow climbing, or at least the completion of one winter courses or similar. Naya Kanga 5,844m-Langtang Valley with Yala Peak 5,500 and Ganja-la 5,121m.

The upper Langtang valley was first explored by Tilman in 1949 and 46 years later still retains a hint of Shangri-La, due to its closeness to Tibet and the un trekked wilderness beyond Langshisa Kharka. Himalaya Expeditions leaders have climbed extensively in the upper Langtang valley and through their enthusiasm and feedback we have developed the Langtang Climbing Camp. The upper Langtang valley has proved to be an ideal location for an alpine style climbing holiday and our aim will be to explore this upper valley, following in the footsteps of Tilman. As well as Naya Kanga, one of Nepal’s permitted trekking peaks, there are several peaks that offer a variety of climbing challenges, many with no technical difficulty.

Trip High Light: “in the central himalayan location, amazing valleys & gorge, traditional culture & buddhist religion, pristine forest, area of the red pandas,
and in the close backdrop of the high Langtang himalayan range’.

Trip Profile:
Mode of Trek / Climb:                     On Camping basis.
Trekking Grade:                               Moderate to Adventurous.
Climbing Grade:                               Alpine PD
Trip Duration:                                   18 / 19 Days. Kathmandu-Kathmandu.
Trekking & Camping:                      22 Nights 23 Days
Maximum height:                             5,844m at the summit of Naya Kanga.

Outline Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu 1,300m via respective airlines.

Day 02: In Kathmandu with half day sightseeing tour.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu -Syabrubesi 1,460m.approx 7-8 hours drive.

Day 04: Trek to Riverside 2,700m. Approx 5-6 hours.

Day 05: Trek to Ghoretabela 3,020m.approx. 5hrs walk.

Day 06: Trek to Kynging Gompa 3,850m via Langtang village 3,307m. approx. 5-6 hours walk.

Day 07: Rest-Day for acclimatization at leisure for hike around.

Day 08: Trek to Yala High Camp. 4-5 hrs.

Day 09: Climb of Yala Peak and return to Kyangin Gomba.

Day 10: Trek towards Naya Kanga at Branchen Kharka 4,100m. approx. 4-5 hrs walk.

Day 11: Trek and climb to Naya Kanga High Camp 5,100m.

Day 12: Rest day for the climbing preparation.

Day 13: Ascent of Naykanga and return to Base Camp at Branchen Kharka for the overnight Camp.

Day 14: Traverse of Ganja-la 5,121m and camp at Keldrong Kharka 4,298m.

Day 15: Trek to Kharka 4,023m near Dukpu 3,993m 5-6 hrs.

Day 16: Trek to Tarkegyang. 5-6 hrs.

Day 17: At Tarkeghyang Rest Day.

Day 18: Trek to Tharepatti 3,597m. 5-6 hrs.

Day 19: Trek to Gul Bhangjang 2,125m 5 hours walk.

Day 20: Trek to Chisopani Danda 2,195m approx. 5 hours.

Day 21: Three hours trek to Sundarijal 1,380m with an hour drive back to Kathmandu.

Day 22: In Kathmandu.

Day 23: International Departure for Homeward bound.

Details Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu 1,300m via respective airlines.
On arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport you will be received by BUNA staff and transfer you to the Hotel, where our Himex guide will give you a brief orientation of the Hotel, Kathmandu, Trek- climb and Camping, do’s and don’t and other related information that you might require while in Nepal.

Day 02: In Kathmandu with half day sightseeing tour.
After your first night in Kathmandu, you will be well informed on arrival about the time for your half day guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu at places of interest. Sometime, depending upon your flight arrival if it’s late in the night we will do this tour in the afternoon instead of morning to give you a nice rest before you venture out of the Hotel in our interesting tour.

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu -Syabrubesi 1,460m.approx 7-8 hours drive.
A morning drive to Syabrubesi, the bus ride takes you to the winding uphill and downhill road, the drive passes to many rural town and farm villages the bigger town enroute is Trisuli Bazaar, this place lies in the sub-tropical climatic zone the road from here climbs uphill to cooler region leaving the rice paddy behind to maize and millet terraced fields as the weather changes with the culture and the people as well, on arrival at the entrance of Dhunche 1,965m, the one and the only major town of the Langtang area and Raswa district. There’s a Langtang National Park headquarter office where you’re trekking / Climbing and Park permit are checked by the Nepalese Army serving as Park warden also. From here journey continues further downhill for 1-2 hours till Syabrubensi village is reached for the overnight camp.

Day 04: Trek to Riverside 2,700m. Approx 5-6 hours.
The trek from Syabrubesi is quite pleasant with few up climbs for a while but the rest of the walk is gradual on the winding trail through the terraced farm fields and villages, as the trail descends and joins the path coming from upper Syabru at the Riverside Lodge near the place of Bamboo, an ideal spot for camping with ample time to go for a refreshing splash in the nearby river of upper Trisuli River.

Day 05: Trek to Ghoretabela 3,020m.approx. 5hrs walk.
The trek today leads to cool forest in the gorge following the torrent glacial river Trisuli upstream, the walk is more or less an uphill climb in the cool shade of rhododendron and oaks forest after three hours trek, we arrive at a small clearing place of Lama-Hotel, where there is facilities for camping and staying in one of these local teahouses serving as lodges for backpackers. From this place another 2-3 hours brings you to the wonderful spot at Ghore-Tabela for the overnight camp. Ghoretabla is in the midst of the forest of pines, hemlocks and rhododendron from here onwards you can feel the altitude also. Ghoretabela in Nepali means horse-stable, in the early days the people from Langtang as far as from Kathmandu use to trade with Tibet by the accessible route to Tibet-Nepal via Kiayrong and use to bring large number of Tibetan ponies, as this an ideal place for the cattle’s and horses to graze on the meadows with numerous creeks around for watering. Ghoretabla has a lodge and a Park warden’s barrack where your permits are also checked. This place was once a Tibetan Refugee Resettlement Project In the late 1960’s to 70’s.

Day 06: Trek to Kynging Gompa 3,850m via Langtang village 3,307m.
approx. 5-6 hours walk. After a pleasant stay here, the trek continues for a short hours on the trail to Langtang and its beautiful valley, we walk through the cool shade of the alpine wood for an hour, after a small stream leaving the tree line behind. The path leads uphill for an hour, then the walks get better on the gradual winding trail with few ups and down till the village of Langtang is reached. From Langtang village walk leads through the gradual path for a short while, then the path winds uphill for few hours through the prickly Burberry and high alpine shrubs, and encountering “mani-prayer wall” where walking on the clockwise direction is the positive way of respecting the local culture and religion, as our walk leads to further east the valley opens up and then walking on the grassy meadow with views of numerous snow capped peaks in the distance. The walk is more pleasant and can be vigorous due to altitude gain as we come to our destination at Kyngin Gompa. Kyngin Gompa, a scenic charming spot, with peaks looming from all direction, the closest peak that you can see is the Langtang Lirung of over 7,000m and its icefall just at leisurely distance from the campsite, Kyngin Gompa, a small monastery located on the top of the ridge formed by glacial moraine of rocks and boulders, within Kyngin Gompa area there are 6-7 lodges and a cheese factory.

Day 07: Rest-Day for acclimatization at leisure for hike around.
A well deserved rest day, after breakfast for a short walk at the nearby hill called Kyangin Ri 4,700m. Adding more heights to your adventure with a panoramic view of the surrounding snow capped peaks; visit the cheese factory with rest of the day at leisure. Above Kyangin to the north there are several hills that provide both spectacular viewpoints and good acclamatisation, the hill behind Kyangin is called Kyangin -Ri which is at 4,700m / 15,420ft.

Day 08: Trek to Yala High Camp. 4-5 hrs.
After a good rest day at Kyangin, morning walk leads to a gradual walk for the first hour towards the eastern valley near the old airstrip, from here our route climbs steeply up to the moraines north-east from Chhongdu to Tharche before traversing towards Yala, we will pitch our high camp and as well the base camp in the meadows at the head of the Yala Chhu before the Yala Jhang Glacier.

Day 09: Climb of Yala Peak and return to Kyangin Gomba.
Early morning climb of Yala Peak which is not a technical climb can be done with the help of ski pole, depending upon the snow conditions. On snow and ice, a crampon is required for safety purpose, after a good climb to the summit great views of the surrounding peaks and valleys can be seen from the top. Return walk back to Kyangin for the overnight camp.

Day 10: Trek towards Naya Kanga at Branchen Kharka 4,100m. approx.
4-5 hrs walk. The walk from Kyangin follows the downhill track towards the Langtang khola (stream) and to a place called Chhona, from here the path climbs the hillside through rhododendron forest towards Ganja-la to camp at Branchen Kharka for Naya Kanga Base Camp at 4,100m/13,451ft this spot provides a good campsite.

Day 11: Trek and climb to Naya Kanga High Camp 5,100m.
Walk this morning leads a little further towards Ganja-la to establish a high camp at 5,100m, below the North East Face, from the base camp continue on the trail to Ganja-La to gain the upper cwm filled by a glacier beneath the North-East Face by climbing steeply up moraine to establish the high camp.

Day 12: Rest day for the climbing preparation.
A leisure day to scout the area for the climb, our guide and leader will scout and make possible route for the next morning climb.

Day 13: Ascent of Naykanga and return to Base Camp at Branchen Kharka for the overnight Camp.
The route of ascent to Naya Kanga follows the North East Ridge, which is reached by traversing the glacier shelf and then climbing an easy angled couloir to a col on the ridge. Above this col the ridge steepens normally a rope is fixed to safeguard this section of the route. There are two further steep sections beside the first steep ones which may require fixing, the climbs from here leads to a level area below the summit ridge. The summit ridge is quite broad, and its is exposed and corniced and the party will be roped together. The round trip from High Camp to the summit can take about 6-8 hours. After the magnificent time on the summit with stunning view of the nearby array of snow capped, the long careful descent will bring us to the camp, depending upon the time as per the schedule and in good physical condition we will cover the distance as far as to Branchen Kharka, to make it more easier for the next day walk.

Day 14: Traverse of Ganja-la 5,121m and camp at Keldrong Kharka 4,298m.
From the high camp of Naya Kanga the route follows towards Ganja-la, traversing steeply from right to left to the cairned summit of the pass. There is a small glacier on the far side; descend by the second of two small lakes on the west side of the glacier below a spiky region. From here another two hours trek to Keldrong Kharka the walk leads to a steep descend from the glacier through moraines to the Kharka; this spot provides an excellent campsite.

Day 15: Trek to Kharka 4,023m near Dukpu 3,993m 5-6 hrs.
Today a good day’s walk with great deal of ups and downs through the hillsides studded with kharka. There is little water until the last kharka before Dukpu. The kharka can be recognized as being in a narrow cwm-facing east of course with a big boulder just below the path and a very smoke blackened’ rock shelter’ on the north flank. There is a steep up to a little col just before a steep downhill in to the cwm and a steep ascent to another ridge. Water is about five minutes down into the cwm. This is a reasonable site for the camp with water and good views.

Day 16: Trek to Tarkegyang. 5-6 hrs.
From the kharka it is another 20 minutes to Dukpu, here there is no water available in the post monsoon season. A final ridge is marked with chortens and prayer flags, which is reached after two hours and then with a long downhill reaches to Helambu area. There have been recent landslides near the village of Tarkegynag and the final section of the trail past the Gompa has been washed away leaving a slightly unpleasant, loose ravine top be crosses before the steep descent can be made to the camp site just above the village. This is quite a long and hard downhill day.

Day 17: At Tarkeghyang Rest Day.
A rest day after the hard walk of past few days, here one can go for a short hike or visit the famed Tarkeghyang village.

Day 18: Trek to Tharepatti 3,597m. 5-6 hrs.
From this camp a downhill walk leads to the stream near the Melamchegaon another nice village of this region, from the stream walk through the village with a brief stop or for lunch as per the time. From Melamche gaon a steep haul of nearly two hours brings you at Tharepatti for the overnight camp. This area is joined by the trail from Gosainkund and from on route Kathmandu. A lovely spot on the high ridge overlooking the views of the snow capped peaks of Jugal Himalayan range in the east and Ganesh-Manslu in the west; you can make out the ridge and the trail coming out of Gosainkund.

Day 19: Trek to Gul Bhangjang 2,125m 5 hours walk.
From here the trail descents for another 2-3 hours to Kutumsang village via Mangeghot, a nice place overlooking the hills and valleys of Helambu region The trek from here onwards, leads to farm fields, villages and to few forest areas, from inhabited by Sherpa and Tamang hill tribes, from here the winding path takes you to up and down slopes past the farm terraces and villages till Gul-Bhanjyang is reached for the overnight stop.

Day 20: Trek to Chisopani Danda 2,195m approx. 5 hours.
The walk from here is more pleasant passing through number of rural farm villages the trail brings you to a village of Pati Bhanjayang after a 3-4 hours trek, from this village a short uphill climb to the overnight stop at Chisopani danda a scenic spot at the top of the hilltop on route to Kathmandu and to other places at the rim of Kathmandu Valley. Chisopani, a scenic viewpoint with 4-6 teahouses and an Army Camp nearby, this places offers fantastic view of the Jugal Himal range in the north east and Ganesh Himal-Manaslu and Annapurna range in the west. Apart from the snow peaks, a lovely view of the surrounding landscapes and valleys down below.

Day 21: Three hours trek to Sundarijal 1,380m with an hour drive back to Kathmandu.
The last day of our beautiful journey, with the cool morning leads through serene forest and farmlands after a few hours of gradual walk and to the top of the ridge of Burlang and Chepu Bhanjyang at 2,438m with a great view of Kathmandu Valley, from here the track descents to Sundarijal (meaning beautiful water) a lovely spot with cool patch of forest with monkeys and fresh streams, a picnic spot for most of the Kathmandu people who wants to escape for a day from the busy crowded metropolitan life in the city. Another hour of down hill brings you back to the road head at the eastern suburb of Kathmandu Valley here board in the vehicle for the drive to the inner Kathmandu from Sundarijal, the drive passes through the famed places of Boudhanath renowned for its enormous Buddhist Chaitya or Stupa with the ever-present all seeing mystical eyes of Lord Buddha.

Day 22: In Kathmandu.
Free day at leisure for individual activities (Guided Tour, Mountain flight on request) if you have more time before your journey back home you can do the extension trip White Water Rafting and Wildlife in the famous Chitwan National Park for few days. Day23: International Departure for Homeward bound. Today as per your international flight time, keep your confirmed air ticket, and your passport handy. BUNA staff will take you to the airport for your final departure from this amazing country, Nepal.

LANGTANG NATIONAL PARK AREA ( 1,710 SQ.KMS.) LOCATION: Situated in the Central Himalaya, Langtang is the nearest park from Kathmandu. The area extends from 32 km north of Kathmandu to the Nepal – China (Tibet) border.

FEATURES: Langtang National Park encloses the catchments of two major river systems: one draining west into the Trisuli River and the other east to the Sun Koshi river. Some of the best examples of graded climate conditions in the Central Himalaya are found here. The complex topography and geography together with the varied climatic patterns have enabled a wide spectrum of vegetation type to be established.

These include small areas of subtropical forest (below 1000 m), temperate oak and pine forests at mid-elevation, with alpine scrub and grasses giving way to bare rocks and snow. Oaks, chir pine, maple, fir, blue pine, hemlock, spruce and various species of rhododendron make up the main forest species.

Along with the existing forest cover, approx. 25 % of the total area provides habitat for a wide range of animals including wild dog, red panda, pika, musk deer, Himalayan black bear, Himalayan Thar, goral, serow, rhesus monkey and common languor. The Trisuli-Bhote Koshi forms an important route for birds on spring and autumn migration between India and Tibet. About 45 villages (846 house-holds = ca. 4500 people) are situated within the park boundaries, but they are not under park jurisdiction. In total, about 3000 households (ca. 16,200 people) depend on the park resources for wood and firewood.

Culturally the area is mixed, the home of several ethnic groups which have influenced the natural environment over the centuries.

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