Naya Kanga Peak which is also known as “Ganja-La Chuli” is a distinctive trekking peak situated on the southern mountain range in the Langtang valley.
Naya Kanga Peak is a nicely iced and snow-covered mountain that is 5863 meters high above sea level which is situated to the west of Ganja-la pass(5130m) and next to the Baden Powell scout peak(5890m).
This is a well-known peak in Langtang valley among trekkers and climbers as it offers a great adventure of vertical ice climbing. Naya kanga is not considered a highly technical climbing peak however, it presents much of the climbing challenge and demands high physical effort.
It’s a great summit for the newbie climber and gearing up for those who are looking for higher mountaineering ambitions in Nepal Himalayas.
The access to Naya Kanga peaks takes you through the famous Langtang valley and to Kyanjin gompa(3865m). which is the last settlement and one of the comfortable bases for many objectives in the valley.
Discover Altitude provides all the best climbing arrangement services accompanied by our professional licensed climbing guides who have a huge amount of experience in Nepal Himalayas for decades.
How difficult is climbing Naya kanga peak and the route?
Naya Kanga is one of the most fascinating trekking peaks among climbers which is situated in Langtang valley. It is listed among the trekking peaks in Nepal and considered as not technical, however, it demands a good level of physical fitness and effort to push forward onto the top. The success rate of summiteers is 90% at this peak.
This peak doesn’t pose any craves and avalanche hazards. There will be fixed rope on the vertical part of the climb set by the climbing Sherpa before the climbing begins.
For Naya kanga peak the base camp is set at the altitude of 4400m which is an easy walk to the south side of Langtang river from Tianjin gompa then climbs through the birch forests then traverse through the steep rocky trail to base camp.
The high camp is set at the altitude of about 5000 meters which climbs on the ridge and through the rocky gully to the moraine from where you can see the glacier near.
On the summit day, the trail descends shortly and then traverses through the rocky trail and gradually climbs up and reaches the crampoon point where we stop to put on climbing gear. After this, the climb eventually traverses through vertically angled about 40-45 degrees section and goes through the east-north flank to the summit.
Naya Kanga climbing in the spring season
Spring season is the first choice of the season for climbing Naya Kanga. The Spring season falls in the months of March, April, and May and is supposed to be the most favorable time of year for the Naya Kanga expedition. During this season the temperature remains warmer and has only a little chance of snowing. This provides compact ices which are good for crampons.
In this season the night is also not as cold compared to during the autumn and winter season. After the sun, the daytime turns pleasant with warmth and the sky remains clearer until the afternoon so, the season normally provides a better weather window than another season for the summiting Naya Kanga.
Naya Kanga climbing in the autumn season.
The Autumn season is the second most popular and favorable season for the Naya kanga climb which falls in the months of September, October, and November. It is a bit of a cold in the night and morning but after the daylight, it is pleasant temperature. The autumn season also provides good weather window and have a clear sky for a better Mountains View from the top.
What is the cost of Naya kanga peak climbing permits?
- $250 USD per person during the spring season (March, April, May).
- $125 USD per person during the autumn season (September, October, November)And $70 USD per person during the summer (June, July, August) and winter (December, January, February).
- Besides this, you have to deposit the amount of $500 USD for “garbage deposit” as per the Nepal mountaineering association rules which is refundable at the end of the trip if the criteria are fulfilled.