Great adventure around beautiful Langtang valley with a climb of stunning Naya Kanga Peak climb also called as Ganja-la peak, traditional villages, green hills, forest, landscapes and mountains are the main attraction and highlights of this trip, however to be in the stunning Langtang valley surrounded by high snow capped mountains is quite something, out of this world feeling, trekking in the pristine forest home of rare and elusive Red Panda with enchanting rhododendron tree lines around central Himalayan ranges, dramatic variation from sub-tropic – mediterranean to alpine climate and in stunning landscapes, daily amazing panorama views with views of mountains from Manaslu, Ganesh, Langtang and Jugal Himal, fascinating traditional mid hills Tamang tribe villages makes this wonderful journey worthwhile.
This Magnificent adventure to Naya Kanga Peak 5, 846 meters also called Ganja-la peak. This peak is located on the same ridge of high Ganja-la pass, and this beautiful destination leads you to an adventure of a life time experience, one of the most scenic destinations in all Himalaya with outstanding views and walking through friendly traditional hill villages in the land of Tamang, Hyalmo and Bhotia people where their roots leads to Tibet and as far to Mongolia with their impressive Buddhist culture and religion similar to Tibetans across the border.
On this Naya Kanga Peak you will be encircled by giant snow capped peaks with grandeur views of Ganesh Himal (7,405 m-24,295 ft) Langtang Lirung (7,234 m-23,734 ft) Ghengu Liru (Langtang II 6571m /21,558ft), Kimshun (6,745m/22,129ft) and Shalbachum (6,918m / 2,2697 ft) to the south, the Chimsedang Lekh forms a ridge of peaks which includes Naya-Kanga (5,846m-19,180 ft) and Gangchempo, Tilman’s beautiful Fluted Peak. Beyond it extends to the Jugal Himal, terminating in Dorje Lakpa (6,980m / 22,900ft). To the east the upper meadows of the Langtang end in a massive mountain wall, forming the frontier with world’s last 14th highest Mt. Shishapangma (8,013 m / 26,289 ft) in Tibet, and towards far west horizon Annapurna I (8,091m / 26,545ft) Annapurna South (7,219m-23,684ft), 08th highest Mt. Manaslu at 8,163 m-26781 ft,
Naya Kanga Peak Climb around Langtang Valley starts and concludes from picturesque Syabrubesi and to Dhunche, headquarter and main town of Rasuwa district and Langtang area.
Walk leads to high mid green hills villages inhabited by Tamang tribes, traditionally a farmer and cattle herders and renown as guides, porters and mountaineers as well soldiers in British and Indian army, journey leads through enchanting forest of rhododendron, oaks, pines and fir tree lines and this forested area, home for Red Panda and other rare wildlife. Trek leads to high terrain into gorge, forested area great contrast over the high snow capped peaks, superb views during the walk, from Annapurna and Manaslu peaks in the far west with massive range of Ganesh Himal and the centrally located Langtang Lirung and Langtang Ri with Jugal Himal towards west.
At Kyanjin located at magnificent Langtang Valley where you will be surrounded by tall mountains with breathtaking experience of a lifetime, this area was first explored and pioneered by Tilman in the early 1950’s AD.
After a marvelous time in Kyanjin, walk leads to our main highlight and goal towards beyond the valley for the classic climb of Naya Kanga Peak at 5, 846 meters high, camping for few days with facilities of separate kitchen unit of cook and kitchen crews beside our expert guides.
Naya Kanga Peak climb listed as PD grade which is a straight forward climb with some technical difficulty, the grading implied from French and Swiss alpine system, Climb leads to rock scrambling on steep snow slope as the route leads by ice, rocks and glacier to the summit, use of crampons, ice axe are necessary in the entire climb, our expert guide who will fix ropes for safety around technical sections.
After reaching our goal and highlight feeling great heading back to Kyanjin for return journey back to Kathmandu via alternative route through Thulo Syabru, Sing Gompa and to Dhunche town at 1,965 m high, the major place of Rasuwa and Langtang area on a scenic route with few ups and more downhill’s through forest, farms lands, villages with ever present snow capped mountains all the way to Dhunche town to conclude this most magnificent adventure to Naya Kanga Peak Climb around Langtang Valley trek with Trexmount Ventures and its expert guides and crews.
Our representative will come to the airport for transfer to the Hotel. After some refreshment in the hotel, Our Tour leader will make pre departure meeting in the Hotel or at our office. The meetings will covers trip related information’s & collecting your Documents (passport copy, 2 passport size photos, Travel insurance).
After morning breakfast, free day for trek preparation. OR, you can do sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley with visiting into fascinating heritage and cultural sites. There are few places that are worth to visit such as holy Pashupatinath temple, Bouddhanath, Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple), Durbar Squire ( One is in Kathmandu, in patan and also in Bhaktapur), Museum, monasteries, old historical Palaces and Gardens. Note: this tour is optional so you can visit with place of your interest & pay locally.
Starting this magnificent Langtang valley trek with morning interesting and scenic drive to Syabrubesi village, heading north through rural towns and farm villages on the winding hilly road with ups and downs to Trisuli Bazaar a warm tropical climate area, from here drive heads towards cooler region at entrance of Langtang National Park in Dhunche 1,965 m high, this is a main and headquarter town of Langtang and of Rasuwa district, where this trek ends after a week time, from here on the downhill winding road to reach the first overnight stop in Syabrubesi village, quite a large place with many lodges and shops, at present much of the houses has been destroyed from the earthquake of April 25th 2015.
Morning begins with first day walk of this wonderful journey, leaving Syabrubesi to cross over upper Trisuli River, and then on the uphill path climb for few hours through farm fields and terraces, walk gets better once after the climb reaching a river side where the trail from Thulo Syabru meets ( our onwards route after few days) this small settlement with 2-3 lodge, after nice break continue walk with the last uphill through cool shade of forest with rhododendron, oaks and pines trees and entering a river gorge to reach Lama Hotel a clearing in the middle of forest with 6-7 lodges for overnight stop,
after a good first day walk.
Temperature is cooler in the shade of forest surrounding, around here might spot rare and elusive Red Panda and other wildlife, walk starts following the river in a gorge with thick forest, passing few small settlements and farms and then reaching a nice place at Ghoretabla meaning “Horse-Stable”, where in early days this was a horse breeding area, horse are of Tibetan pony breed, smaller but string and sure footed to survive on high terrain and altitude, after a nice break and lunch, afternoon walk to our overnight destination at Langtang village after a pleasant walk of three hours from here. Langtang village a nice moderate size village with Bhotia’s and Tamang people, native of Langtang area settled here for hundreds years. (Langtang and Kyanjin villages was badly destroyed by the avalanche and landslide effect from the earthquake).
From Langtang village, a short day walk to reach our destination at Kyanjin, the highest point of this trek, morning walk follows a short steep hill where the tree lines disappears for short bushes of rhododendron, juniper and prickly Burberry bushes, walk enters to s wide path and valley opens up with awesome views of surrounding landscapes with high hills and snow capped mountains looking towards Dorji Lakpa, Langtang Lirung, Tsego ri, Langshsisa and Naya Kanga or Ganja la peak. On reaching the wide valley at Kyanjin for overnight, this wonderful and magnificent place named after a small run down old Gompa (monastery), truly a beautiful spot with views of Langtang Lirung glacier and ice fall just near the lodges, this place with number of lodges and guest houses facing wonderful views of the snow capped peaks, here you can see herds of Yaks grazing on the fields, afternoon explore this nice place with a Yak Cheese Factory established some 30 years ago with Swiss government support.
A rest day at Kyanjin, for interested people a hike up to near hill top at Tsergo Ri 5,033 m-16,512 ft high offering spectacular views of surrounding mountains at close distance. Afternoon free to enjoy the great panorama of Chimsedang Lekh, and the Kangjal Himal, a ridge of peaks bordering the valley to the south, Naya Kanga 5,844m-19,173 ft. stunning views of the great mountains flanking the Langtang valley, including Ganchenpo 6,387m-20,955 ft, Dorje Lakpa 6,990 m-22,933 ft, Pemthang Karpo Ri 6,830m-22,408 ft, Langtang Lirung 7,245m-23,770 ft and across the northern boundary in Tibet rises the huge massive Shishapangma 8,046 m-26,398 ft the last 14th world’s highest mountain.
After a good rest day at Kyanjin, morning walk leads to a gradual walk for first hour towards southern valley rim, from here our route climbs steeply after crossing a wooden bridge over Lang khola (stream) reaching back into small wooded area of birch and rhododendron trees and bushes and then up to a moraines and back in a grassy meadow to establish base camp on summer pasture area. Afternoon free to relax and to enjoy the surrounding beautiful views, our guides will check the route of the climb and for high camp before the climb.
Morning after a nice and wonderful overnight camp, prepare to leave this camp to set high and last camp of the climb, as the route follows on faint trail leading towards Ganja-la pass, after a climb of few hours on rocky slope ridge reaching to set up high camp for the climb of Naya Kanga peak summit. Afternoon final preparation for the next morning climb, from this spot grand view of Langtang, Ganesh, and Manaslu and towards north east Shisapangma Mountain located within Tibet.
A Big Day! Our main target and destination starting before the crack of dawn as the climb leads over moraine and rubble of ice falls and some crevices, following the route set by our lead guide reaching high above towards last snow slope, climb to Naya Kanga follows North East Ridge, traversing a glacier shelf and then climbing an easy angled couloir to a col on a ridge. Above this col, as 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 it is exposed and corniced and the party will be roped together. Climb slowly reach towards the main summit after a final haul on tricky ice and rock pitch, with rest in between reaching the top summit, catch your breath and relax, enjoy super panorama of mountains that encircles the top at 5,846 meters high, after a memorable moment reaching the highest point of this adventure descend on the same route back to base camp and rest whole afternoon.
From base camp which is located on south eastern rim of beautiful Langtang valley, morning walk leads back to Langtang Khola and after crossing over a bridge, trekking downhill with much feeling after the climb of Naya Kanga peak, walk on gradual slope valley, reaching at Langtang village back in the comfort of lodge.
After an enjoyable time in Kyanjin and climb of Yala peak around Langtang valley, morning a long day walk but easier on the downhill path most of the way to Langtang village and Ghoretablea following the Langtang Khola through cool shade of a forest to reach back at Lama
From Lama Hotel, return journey via an alternative route with nice views along the walk reaching at Bamboo with few teahouses and lodges, from here walk through farm terraces of millets, corns and wheat’s depending upon the season, on leaving the farm area, walk leads uphill on the old landslide sections, and then the trail winds up to Upper or Thulo Syabru for overnight stop with nice homely lodge, here the houses are linked in a row like a locomotive, this village with an old monastery above the village.
After Thulo Syabru, morning walk leads to a steep climb into enchanting beautiful forest of rhododendron, pines, hemlocks trees with superb views of Ganesh Himal, Manaslu mountains towards north west, and of Langtang Lirung, after hours of steep up reaching to a level path with views of Dhunche down below, slowly walk leads to s gentle uphill with winding gradual path all the way to Shing Gompa for overnight stop, this area is also called Chandanbari. This small settlement with about ten lodges and small cheese factory located high on route between Gosainkund and Dhunche, at the top stands an old monastery.
Today, last day walk of this wonderful trip, starting with a long descend through beautiful rhododendron and pine forest with fabulous views of surrounding landscapes and mountains, the walk carry’s on downhill for three hours to reach at the bottom of this hill near the river, after crossing the bridge, reaching on the main road that winds up for an hour all the way to Dhunche for overnight stop, last day in the high hills of Langtang Himal.
Morning after breakfast, an interesting drive back to Kathmandu journey continues with great views of Himalayan landscapes, rolling hills and valleys, passing many villages and towns on the downhill road to Kathmandu. After an interesting drive of six hours reaching at Kathmandu, with enjoyable trek to Magnificent Langtang Valley.
Breakfast in the Hotel, Transfer to Tribhuvan International airport for departure towards your next destination.