Highest access: 5,844m (19,160ft)
Duration: 16 days (typically) Days
Location: Langtang Region
Grade: Peru Difficult (PD)
Himalayan sights: langtang, Shishapangma, Ganesh Himal
Accommodation: Tourist standard to five star as request
Transportation: Car, Jeep, Mini Bus
Group Size: 2 – 10 people
Best season: spring (April, May) and autumn (October, November)
Major Activity: trekking/climbing
Airport: Kathmandu Airport
Departure From: Kathmandu Intl Airport
Meals: B/B plan in Kathmandu & B,L,D in during trekking and climbing
Culture: Tamang, Rai, Limbu
Mode of Travel: Tea House/Camping
Climbing route: Northeast ridge
Co-ordinates: 28°10'06''N, 85°32'56''E
Naya Kanga Peak (5844m) situated in the southern flank of Langtang and towering over the South of alpine Langtang valley and holy lakes of Gosaikund is one the most interesting climbing peak in Nepal. It is a safe mountain to climb with many possibilities of a classic alpine attempt along one of its awesome ridge systems providing superb climbing and spectacular scenery from the summit with vistas on interesting peaks of Langtang range Lantang Lirung (7246m), Lenpo Gang 7083m), Dorje Lakpa (6990m) and at Tibet's highest and the only one eight thousand meter peak, the mighty Shisapangma (8035m). The diversity of the climb, low objective climbing danger, steep but accessible routes and fantastic trekking routes make Naya Kanga a very interesting and satisfying climbing choice in Nepal.
The standard access through Langtang Valley from Syaphrubesi is the simplest and quickest and as often the case also the best at least from the point of view of Bill Tilman, one of the most renown and celebrated British mountaineers, who described the Langtang Valley as the most beautiful valley in the world. Langtang the second largest national park in Nepal, has healthy rhododendron forests with tremendous amount of fir, blue pine and birch. The diverse wildlife in the park includes leopard, musk deer, Himalayan black bear, rhesus and languor monkeys and the endangered red panda.
For people seeking remote wilderness there are two other access routes one from Syaule via spectacular Tilmans Pass and another from Melamchi Pul via Ganja-La Pass. The Tilmans Pass is in particular interesting, spectacular and wild and the adventure itself. The normal route of ascent to Naya Kanga (5844m) is via the Northeast Ridge. It follows from Kyangjin Gumba (3830m) through the Naya Kanga Base Camp (4300) and Naya Kanga High Camp (4950m). The climbing route from the High camp is a 2.4km snow-ice ridge route with 900m elevation gain and average slope rangin from 20deg to 50deg to get on the ridge and 45deg along the ridge.
09 April/Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport and Hotel transfer;
10 April/Day 02: We meet all other expedition members and the leader, conduct initial briefing and preparations and we will have an opportunity to do last minute shopping in Kathmandu
11 April/Day 03: We take 8hrs a scenic drive from Kathmandu along Trishuli River Valley to Sybrubensi(1503m) North of Kathmandu via Dhunche village; tea house accommodation.
12 April/Day 04: We trek 5hrs from Sybrubensi to Lama Hotel (2410m); we will walk along the Bhote Koshi and Langtang Khola via Bamboo, which is famous for red Panda; tea house accommodation.
13 April/Day 05: We trek 6hrs from Lama Hotel to Langtang(3430m) via Ghodatabela. At Ghodatabela (3000m), the trail emerges from the forest; tea house accommodation.
14 April/Day 06: We trek 5.5hrs from Lantang to Kyanjin Gumba (3830m); we should arrive at Kyanjin at lunchtime, giving us time to acclimatize and explore the area; tea house accommodation.
15 April/Day 07: We take acclimatizing rest at Kyanjin Gumba and visit visit the monastery and the cheese factory, walk up glaciers of Langtang Lirung or ascend Kyangjin Ri (4350m.) behind the village for a breathtaking panorama of the Langtang peaks; tea house accommodation.
16 April/Day 08: We trek 6hrs from Kyanjin Gumba to Naya Kanga Base Camp (4300m); camping.
17 April/Day 09: We trek 6hrs from Naya Kanga Base Camp to Naya Kanga High Camp C1 (4950m); camping.
18 April/Day 10: We wake up early in the morning (at 3am), take some tea, coffee and light breakfast then summit Naya kanga Peak (5844m); we will down climb to the Base Camp.
19 April/Day 11: We trek 4hrs from the Base camp to Kyanjin Gumba (3830m); tea house accommodation.
20 April/Day 12: We trek 4hrs from Kyanjin Gumba to Lama Hotel (2410m); tea house accommodation.
21 April/Day 13: We trek 6hrs from Lama Hotel to Syaphrubesi (1600m) via Sherpagaon, a hydro power project with Chilime Hydropower Power Plant. The main inhabitants of this area belong to the Tamang community.
22 April/Day 14: From Syabru Besi we drive for 8hrs to Kathmandu (1350m) by bus or car and transfer to hotel.
23 April/Day 15: Rest Day At Kathmandu; Farewell-Celebration dinner in the evening.
24 April/Day 16: Transfer to the airport for final departure or alternatively join other activities
30 Sept/Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport and Hotel transfer;
01 Oct/Day 02: We meet all other expedition members and the leader, conduct initial briefing and preparations and we will have an opportunity to do last minute shopping in Kathmandu
02 Oct/Day 03: We take 8hrs a scenic drive from Kathmandu along Trishuli River Valley to Sybrubensi(1503m) North of Kathmandu via Dhunche village; tea house accommodation.
03 Oct/Day 04: We trek 5hrs from Sybrubensi to Lama Hotel (2410m); we will walk along the Bhote Koshi and Langtang Khola via Bamboo, which is famous for red Panda; tea house accommodation.
04 Oct/Day 05: We trek 6hrs from Lama Hotel to Langtang(3430m) via Ghodatabela. At Ghodatabela (3000m), the trail emerges from the forest; tea house accommodation.
05 Oct/Day 06: We trek 5.5hrs from Lantang to Kyanjin Gumba (3830m); we should arrive at Kyanjin at lunchtime, giving us time to acclimatize and explore the area; tea house accommodation.
06 Oct/Day 07: We take acclimatizing rest at Kyanjin Gumba and visit visit the monastery and the cheese factory, walk up glaciers of Langtang Lirung or ascend Kyangjin Ri (4350m.) behind the village for a breathtaking panorama of the Langtang peaks; tea house accommodation.
07 Oct/Day 08: We trek 6hrs from Kyanjin Gumba to Naya Kanga Base Camp (4300m); camping.
08 Oct/Day 09: We trek 6hrs from Naya Kanga Base Camp to Naya Kanga High Camp C1 (4950m); camping.
09 Oct/Day 10: We wake up early in the morning (at 3am), take some tea, coffee and light breakfast then summit Naya kanga Peak (5844m); we will down climb to the Base Camp.
10 Oct/Day 11: We trek 4hrs from the Base camp to Kyanjin Gumba (3830m); tea house accommodation.
11 Oct/Day 12: We trek 4hrs from Kyanjin Gumba to Lama Hotel (2410m); tea house accommodation.
12 Oct/Day 13: We trek 6hrs from Lama Hotel to Syaphrubesi (1600m) via Sherpagaon, a hydro power project with Chilime Hydropower Power Plant. The main inhabitants of this area belong to the Tamang community.
13 Oct/Day 14: From Syabru Besi we drive for 8hrs to Kathmandu (1350m) by bus or car and transfer to hotel.
14 Oct/Day 15: Rest Day At Kathmandu; Farewell-Celebration dinner in the evening.
15 Oct/Day 16: Transfer to the airport for final departure or alternatively join other activities
In the Base Camp: Snowy Horizon Treks & Expedition provides very professional, helpful and friendly service from Kathmandu to the ABC as well as during the climb. Our objective is to provide a good quality, helpful, safe, friendly, stress free and comprehensive service to maximize summit opportunity.
In the Base camp our cooks and helpers will prepare and serve three delicious freshly cooked and plentiful meals a day and will ensure that hot and cold drinks are available 24hrs a day. In the Base Camp we provide spacious expedition quality personal tents for all our clients both with full board or base-camp service only. In the base camp we also provide dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet facilities and portable shower facilities and tent accommodation for our staff.
In the Base Camp we provide access to communication including satellite telephone and internet access, solar panels to charge your batteries and UHF/VHF hand held radios on the mountain to maintain communications between ABC and high camps.
Our Leader and camp manager as well as climbing Sherpas have an extensive experience of multiple Everest climbs. They will ensure cooperation with other companies and Base Camp organization. The Base Camp is a cooperative to ensure contribution from all operators to the task of route fixing and to ensure the safety of climbers from ABC to the summit.
Full Board: For our full board climbers we set up intermediate facility at camp 2 (6750m); this will include personal tents for full board clients, kitchen and dining tents and the toilet facility. We provide a personal climbing Sherpa guide to help the clients to reach the summit. Personal climbing Sherpa will set up camp 1, 2 o three as necessary including food provisions, fuel and oxygen and will guide and assist the client on the summit day. We provide the climbing Sherpa with appropriate radio communication to the climbing route.
The approach trek starts in Syaphrubesi (1500m) after long but scenic 8hrs drive from Kathmandu. The trek ascends gently through spectacular Langtang Valley to Bamboo(2400m), Langtang (3430m) and Kyanjin Gumba (3830m).
At Kyanjin Gumba we leave the valley South along Naya Kanga La Pass trail to the Naya Kanga Base camp (4300m) and High Camp (4950m). We cross Langtang Khola south of Kyanjin Gumba and climb a steep ridge with average slope 30deg for about 1km gaining about 300m, through Rhododendron and Juniper forest. The slope flattens for next 1km and raises again to 30deg for a short section just before the Base camp (4300m), which is located at the edge of the lateral moraine.
From the Base Camp we climb 40deg moraine for about 1.2 km gaining 500m. We leave the trail towards Naya Kanga High Camp C1 (4950m), the slope levels for about 900m while walking through glacial moraine. We setup out High Camp C1 on the glacier shelf at the base of Northeast shoulder.
We cross the glacier shelf to the bottom of a shallow 50deg couloir leading to the notch (5300m) at the base of the Northeast ridge from where we turn left and climb straight up to the Ridge on the 45deg snow field. We reach the Northeast Ridge at 5570m, turn left and follow it Southeast for 500m to the summit (5844m) on the average slope of 40-45deg.
The ridge is protected by its width but it narrows before the summit and presents a degree of exposure; however for an experienced climber this should not pose any considerable issues. Normally the ascent takes 5-7hrs from C1. We return to C1 for overnight rest.
Trekking Peaks are the mountain which can be approached in a day to the summit from their base camp including return to the basecamp. Trekking peaks are generally between 5000m to below 7000m. The climbing permits for these peaks can be obtained from Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). These peaks are also called NMA Trekking Peaks.
There are no restrictions to obtain climbing permit and anyone with appropriate fitness and skills can attempt a peak climbing. Climbing difficulty varies for different mountains and routes. Non-technical climbs can be attempted by a fit trekker with little or no climbing experience. For technical climbs one needs to have an appropriate level of climbing experience.
There is always first time for everything including peak climbing. There are non-technical peaks, which can be climbed safely by a fit trekker and even slightly technical peaks can be attempted by a novice climber with a professional climbing guide.
To climb high elevation peak the health and fitness is a paramount criteria. The level of fitness required is proportional to peak elevation and route difficulty and length.
Climbing Permit for trekking peaks is a legal document issued by the Nepal Mountaineering Associationauthorizing the climber to attempt the climb on designated peak or route. Attempting a climb without permit is illegal.
Yes climbing permits are required to climb any peak above 5000m and it is illegal to do so without a climbing permit.
A licensed, trained and experienced Climbing Sherpa Guide will lead you while Peak Climbing.
Yes the rescue insurance is required while climbing.
In general August to November and March to May are two climbing seasons in Nepal.
There is no legal requirement to join the climbing group however climbing solo is an unsafe practice. It is recommended to hire the guide even for simple routes.
During the access trek you will be accommodated in a lodge/teahouse; once in the basecamp you will be assigned a tent and your climbing Sherpa will prepare high altitude food; all your climbing gear and food for the climb will be carried by the porter up to the base camp.
It varies for different peaks and weather condition. Generally most of trekking peaksrequire one or two days to summit from the basecamp. The access time varies also and depends on peak location and peak elevation.
It depends on the Trekking Peak. There is a variety of peaks available ranging from non-technical through easy technical to difficult and very difficult technical routes.
Children below 18 are Restricted for Peak Climbing in Nepal. Is this incorrect?
On most of treks bottled water is available. There are also purified filtered water stations in many lodges. The boiled water will be also available in the lodges and from the camp kitchen.
On popular trails we will stay in lodges and guest houses and the meals will be cooked for you with continental menu meals often available as well as soups and noodles and rice dishes; on some routes there will be a limited choice and on some more remote routes only local Nepal Dal Bhat and curry or instant noodle soups will be available. In the basecamp your Sherpa guide will prepare meals for you from instant dry meals.
It all depends on the area with most of the trekking routeshaving local VHF Phones; increasingly more places get mobile coverage of varied capacity; in remote communication is not available or very limited so the only option would be a satellite phone.
You need comfortable trekking shoes preferably with Gore-Tex style lining for ultimate comfort and thick vibratim soles to have comfortable walk on rocky paths. On snow routes you will also require crampons, climbing harness and on many climbs the iceaxe.
At high altitude your cardio-pulmonary system is affected by low oxygen density and you can suffer from general breathing difficulties to Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) as well as your skin is susceptible to sunburn if not protected by cloths or sunblock. The AMS is preventable through appropriate trekking pace and undertaking acclimatization.
You need to obtain travel insurance before you arrive to Kathmandu. Your insurance should cover rescue insurance and it should allow the expense of helicopter supported medevac. Nowadays such policies are readily available through many airfare booking agents. Try ihi.com if you cannot find your insurance.
You will require a travel insurance, which will not exclude climbing and helicopter evacuation. You need obtain your insurance before you arrive to Kathmandu. Climbing insurance may be obtained through some climbing clubs and some insurers such as IHI.
The cost depends on peak you wish to climb and the number of climbers in the group. The cost of the climb consists of trekking cost, transportation costs (airfare or surface transportation), equipment and staff requirements, climbing duration and permit costs. Please consult us.