Naya Kanga Peak also called Ganjala Chuli due to its close location at mere distance from the high Pass of Ganja-La at 5,122 m / 16,800 ft that separates Langtang valley and Helambu region. Naya Kanga Peak / Ganjala Chuli Climbing, lead to great scenic adventure around Central Himalaya within Langtang Himal region which is the closest mountainous area from the capital Kathmandu.
Naya Kanga Peak / Ganjala Chuli Climbing towers above 5,844 m and 19,285 ft high towards southern end rim of beautiful Langtang valley which is also on route to Helambu via high Ganja-La pass. One of the most scenic region around Nepal Himalaya where views of peaks never ends as you start walk to reach the base camp of Naya Kanga beyond Langtang valley after an exciting drive from Kathmandu heading towards north direction.
Naya Kanga Peak or Ganjala Chuli Climb grade as just PD means ‘Per Difficule’ the grading used from popular French and Swiss Alpine Climbing Classification which is close to II to III of Scottish Grading, a straight forward climb with few technical effort to encounter to reach the top of Naya Kanga Peak or Ganjala Chuli. An adventure of two week duration with scenic walks and climbs where tented camping is involved after leaving Kyanjin settlement for sheer wilderness towards base of Naya Kanga Peak.
Starts from nice village of Syabrubesi village after overland journey from the city of Kathmandu with climb to high green hills covered within lovely forest of tall rhododendron and pine trees with some bamboo grooves, which makes excellent home for some mountain wild animals and bird-life. On walk with serene forest where one get glimpse of elusive and endangered Red Panda often seen on treks towards Langtang village and scenic Langtang valley, as route heads into river gorge with dense trees, heading past Langtang village to reach a wide scenic country at Langtang valley, where nice settlement Kyanjin located.
An awesome valley surrounded by array of high snow capped peaks of Langtang, Jugal Himalaya with views as far of Tibetan mountains across the border beyond north of Langtang Himal range. From Langtang valley spending pleasant rest day with scenic hike to high view point hills and then adventure continues towards remote isolated corners heading due south to reach at Naya Kanga Peak / Ganjala Chuli base camp.
With time at base camp with practice and preparation then finally adventure takes you to steep climb on ice, snow and rocky section to reach atop Naya Kanga Peak or Ganjala Chuli rewards you with exceptional panorama of whole Central Himalaya with Langtang-Jugal and Ganesh Himal as far towards Manaslu and Annapurna in the west horizon.
After an exciting ascent conquering on top Naya Kanga / Ganjala Chuli where return journey takes you back to beautiful Langtang valley at Kyanjin back in the comfort of nice cozy lodge and then head downhill to a road head at Syabrubesi village for last night stop around Langtang Himalaya region.
Morning interesting drive brings you back in Kathmandu with marvelous experience and great adventure on Naya Kanga Peak and Ganjala Chuli Climbing of great feat and exciting walks around massive Central Himalaya.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu 1,320 m and transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Full day in Kathmandu trek and climb preparation.
Day 03: Drive to Syabrubesi 1,460 m – 07 hrs journey.
Day 04: Trek to Lama Hotel 2, 350 m – 06 walks.
Day 05: Trek to Langtang village 3, 307m via Ghoretabla – 06 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Kyanjin 3,749 m – 04 hrs.
Day 07: At Kyanjin rest day for acclimatization.
Day 08: Trek to Naya Kanga with base camp at Branchen Kharka 4,100m – 05 hrs.
Day 09: Trek and climb to Naya Kanga High Camp 5,100 m – 04 hrs.
Day 10: Rest day for climbing preparation and acclimatization.
Day 11: Climb Naya-Kanga / Ganja Chuli and descend to Branchen Kharka.
Day 12: Spare and Contingency day weather permitting for the climb.
Day 13: Trek to Langtang village – 06 hrs.
Day 14: Trek to Lama Hotel – 06 hrs.
Day 15: Trek to Syabrubesi village for last overnight- 05 hrs.
Day 16: Drive to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 17: Final International departure from Nepal.
Best Time and Season for Naya Kanga Peak / Ganjala Chuli climbing and treks:
March to May months during spring season will be the best time for Naya Kanga Peak Climb and trekking also called as Ganaja Chuli, most days are clear for views and walk as well for climb but cold in the morning and night time, depending upon altitude wise can get snowed sometimes around high Langtang valley and on climb.
Spring time day time is longer with enough sun-lights, lovely walks within forested areas with wild-flowers in bloom especially the rhododendron of various species which is also the national flower of the country.
Next best months from September to November around autumn / fall season, where days are crystal clear for walks and climb with bright starry nights, but shorter day-light hours due to autumn and beginning of winter times, can expect freezing temperatures especially in the morning and night time as well in shade, could snow on trek and climb around much higher ground.
People and Culture:
Naya Kanga Peak or Ganjala Chuli Climbing and treks located within high Langtang valley around Langtang Himal range within Central Himalaya of Rasuwa district populated mostly by Tamang the high hills tribe of Central Himalaya spread throughout high Himalayan range.
Walk takes you around beautiful looking farm villages where Tamang are interwoven with strong Buddhism religion also practice and worships ancient Bon sect of pre-Buddhism which you can notice on walks lined with religious symbols and monuments on trails near villages.
The word Tamang comes from Tibetan origin means Ta for horse and Mar for Red, a red horse cavalry soldier and horsemen in ancient days, origin from Inner Mongolia and Tibet, migrated some 1,000 years ago around Nepal high mountainous region.
Impressive tour of villages and old monasteries of great interest festooned with colorful culture and custom, main settlements Dhunche town, Syabrubesi and Langtang villages with Kyanjin at Langtang Valley.
The economy and heritage of Tamang community has traditionally been heavily based on trade and livestock herding, but at present due to flow of international mountaineering expeditions with arrival of foreign trekkers, the local economy is increasingly dependent on tourism beside farming and animal herding.
Short Notes on Naya Kanga Peak and Ganjala Chuli Climbing:
After climb of First Naya Kanga Peak one can traverse from Langtang area to reach around another beautiful country of Helambu crossing over high Ganja-la Pass above 5,122 m / 16,800 ft that separates Langtang valley and Helambu region.
On this trek and climb within Langtang National Park, the first park around high mountainous areas of Nepal Himalaya, situated in Central Himalaya, Langtang is the nearest park from Kathmandu. The area extends from 32 km north of Kathmandu to the Nepal – China (Tibet) border.
The complex topography and geography forms varied climatic patterns with wide spectrum of vegetation species includes 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 existing forest cover, approx. 25 % of the total area provides habitat for a wide range of animals including wild dog, red panda, pika, mount jack, musk deer, Himalayan black bear, Himalayan Thar, goral, serow, rhesus monkey and common languor.
The Trisuli-Bhote Kosi forms an important route for birds on spring and autumn migration between India and Tibet.
CLIMBING LIST FOR NAYA KANGA / GANJALA CHULI CLIMB:
Plastic Boot a pair
Crampons a pair
Ice Axe one
Carabineer or Karabiner two each
Snow Gaiters a pair
Snow / Sun Glass one each
Warm Gloves a pair
Wind Proof Jacket & Trouser. a set each
Down Jacket one each
Down sleeping bags one each with inner linear
Main Ropes 200m ( 50m per person) as per the peak chosen
Snow Bar 2 / 4 pieces depending upon group size.
Ski Pole (optional) one each
Above items can be bought or hired in Kathmandu and at Namche Bazaar.
- Enjoy beautiful dramatic landscapes of rolling green hills and valley with high peaks
- Stunning panorama of high Central Peaks of Ganesh, Manaslu, Jugal and Langtang Himal
- Fascinating scenery on walks within dense forest of rhododendron and pine tree-lines
- Within scenic and magnificent Langtang valley enclosed by array of snow mountains
- Explore local interesting Tamang villages enriched with age-old heritage of Buddhism
- On top striking looking peak of Naya Kanga or Ganjala Chuli with exciting, scenic climb