Naya Khanga Peak Climbing in Nepal

Naya Khanga Climbing

Facts of the Trip

Elevation: 5844m

Location: Langtang region (north from Kathmandu), Nepal

Duration: 12 Days

First Ascent:

Best Season: Autumn and Spring (fair weather in Nepal)

Accommodation: Guest house and Camping

Climbing Route: North-East Face

Grade: Mountaineering III

Transportation: By Tourist bus and Jeep

Group Size: O1 to 15 Pax

Major Activity: Trekking and Mountaineering

Trip Map: Click Here

Ganja-La Chuli Peak is formerly known as Naya Kanga (5,844 m), rises to the west of Ganja La, and is a popular but difficult mountain to climb. The normal route to Nayakanga peak passes through the snowy north-east ridge. 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 Base Camp or Nyengang Kharka, or alternatively in three days with a second camp at High camp just below the Ganja La. The most important reward of climbing Naya Kanga is the spectacular view of Langtang Mountains as well as the Helambu mountains range including Dorje Lakpa and others. Moreover, also closely visible is the north side Tibetan mountains, including Shisapangma at 8035 meters. As of 2017 Nepal Mountaineering Association has removed Ganja-La Chuli from its list of Trekking Peaks. Now climbers can climb that peak without permit. 

Trekking starting from Syabrubesi after a 7/8-hour drive from Kathmandu, we spend three days hiking the beautiful Langtang valley to Kyanjin Gompa at 3800 meters. Kyanjin Gompa is situated below Langtang Lirung (7,246 m) and spend one day acclimatizing to taking day-hikes in spectacular surroundings. After the climb, we return to Syabrubesi and drive back to Kathmandu. It is also possible to cross Ganjala pass and end your trek in Helambu continues to Melamchi Pul Bazar. The itinerary is subject to change as your interest and time frame.  

Day by day itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu – Syabrubesi by Bus then transfers to Tea-house Lodge/Guest house.

Day 02: Syabrubesi – Lama Hotel, 2380 m. Tea-house Lodge/Guest house.

Day 03: Lama Hotel – Langtang Village, 3500 m. Tea-house Lodge/Guest house.

Day 04: Langtang – Kyanjin Gompa 3700 m. Tea-house Lodge/Guest house.

Day 05: Kyangjing Gompa rest and Explore Tea-house Lodge/Guest house.

Climbin Push

Day 06: Kyanjin Gompa – Naya Kanga (Ganja-La) Base Camp, Tented Camp.

Day 07: Naya Kanga (Ganja-La) BC – High Camp, Tented Camp.

Day 08: Naya Kanga (Ganja-La) Climbing and returning to high Camp, Tented Camp.

Day 09: High Camp to Kyangjin Gompa. Tea-house Lodge/Guest house.

Ending Climbing

Day 10: Kyanjin Gompa – Lama Hotel. Tea-house Lodge/Guest house.

Day 11: Lama Hotel – Syabrubesi then transfers to Tea-house Lodge/Guest house.

Day 12: Syabrubesi to Kathmandu by bus, then transfers to Hotel.