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Naya Kanga (5,844m) with Ganja-La (5,121m)

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21 Days
Apr-May, Oct-Dec
  • In the central Himalayan location, amazing valleys & gorge.
  • Traditional culture & Buddhist religion, pristine forest, area of the red pandas.
  • And in the close backdrop of the high Langtang Himalayan range.

The upper Langtang valley was first explored by Tilman in 1949 and 46 years later still retains a hint of Shangri-La, due to its closeness to Tibet and the un trekked wilderness beyond Langshisa Kharka. Himalaya Expeditions leaders have climbed extensively in the upper Langtang valley and through their enthusiasm and feedback we have developed the Langtang Climbing Camp. The upper Langtang valley has proved to be an ideal location for an alpine style climbing holiday and our aim will be to explore this upper valley, following in the footsteps of Tilman. As well as Naya Kanga, one of Nepal’s permitted trekking peaks, there are several peaks that offer a variety of climbing challenges, many with no technical difficulty.

Good acclimatisation days and be spent exploring the upper Langtang valley, beyond the rich meadows of Langshisa Kharka, first explored by Tilman, when he was probing for routes into Tibet. These upper meadows are rarely visited by trekkers and are home to large herds of thar, the valley ending in a massive wall of mountains, forming the frontier with Tibet.

Crossing to the Chimsedang Lekh and the Kangjal Himal, a ridge of peaks bordering the valley to the south, we establish base camp below the Ganja La (5,121m). From here there is a possible summit to climb including Naya Kanga (5844m). All of the peaks are glaciated and offer a variety of climbing challenges amid spectacular Himalayan scenery. All of these summits will provide stunning views of the great mountains flanking the Langtang valley, including Ganchenpo (6387m), Dorje Lakpa (6990m), Pemthang Karpo Ri (6830m), Langtang Lirung (7245m) and across the border in Tibet rises the huge bulk of Shishapangma (8046m).

Whilst most of the peaks are technically straightforward, to get the most from this trip, it is important that you are a strong hill-walker with previous experience of snow climbing, or at least the completion of one winter courses or similar.

Outline Itinerary:
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu.1,300m via respective airlines.
Day 02: In Kathmandu with half day sightseeing tour.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu-Syabrubesi 1,460m.approx 7-8 hours drive.
Day 04: Trek to Riverside 2,700m. Approx 5-6 hours.
Day 05: Trek to Ghoretabela 3,020m.approx. 5hrs walk.
Day 06: Trek to Kynging Gompa 3,850m via Langtang village 3,307m. approx. 5-6 hours walk.
Day 07: Rest-Day for acclimatization at leisure for hike around.
Day 08: Trek towards Naya Kanga at Branchen Kharka 4,100m. approx. 4-5 hrs walk.
Day 09: Trek and climb to Naya Kanga High Camp 5,100m.
Day 10: Rest day for the climbing preparation.
Day 11: Ascent of Naya Kanga and return to Base Camp at Branchen Kharka for the overnight Camp.
Day 12: Traverse of Ganja-la 5,121m and camp at Keldrong Kharka 4,298m.
Day 13: Trek to Kharka 4,023m near Dukpu 3,993m 5-6 hrs.
Day 14: Trek to Tarkegyang. 5-6 hrs.
Day 15: At Tarkeghyang Rest Day.
Day 16: Trek to Tharepatti 3,597m. 5-6 hrs.
Day 17: Trek to Gul Bhangjang 2,125m 5 hours walk.
Day 18: Trek to Chisopani Danda 2,195m approx. 5 hours.
Day 19: Trek to Sundarijal 1,380m with an hour drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 20: In Kathmandu.
Day 21: International Departure for Homeward bound.


Day 01:

Arrive at Kathmandu 1,300m via respective airlines. 


On arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuwan International Airport you will be received by our staff and transfer you to the Hotel, where our guide will give you a brief orientation of the Hotel, Kathmandu, Trek- climb and Camping, do’s and don’t and other related information that you might require while in Nepal.



Day 02:

In Kathmandu with half day sightseeing tour.


After your first night in Kathmandu, you will be well informed on arrival about the time for your half day guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu at places of interest. Sometime, depending upon your flight arrival if it’s late in the night we will do this tour in the afternoon instead of morning to give you a nice rest before you venture out of the Hotel in our interesting tour.



Day 03:

Drive from Kathmandu -Syabrubesi 1,460m.approx 7-8 hours drive.


A morning drive to Syabrubesi, the bus ride takes you to the winding uphill and downhill road, the drive passes to many rural town and farm villages the bigger town enroute is Trisuli Bazaar, this place lies in the sub-tropical climatic zone the road from here climbs uphill to cooler region leaving the rice paddy behind to maize and millet terraced fields as the weather changes with the culture and the people as well, on arrival at the entrance of Dhunche 1,965m, the one and the only major town of the Langtang area and Rasuwa district. There’s a Langtang National Park headquarter office where you’re trekking / Climbing and Park permit are checked by the Nepalese Army serving as Park warden also. From here journey continues farther downhill for 1-2 hours till Syabrubensi village is reached for the overnight camp.



Day 04:

Trek to Riverside 2,700m. Approx 5-6 hours.


The trek from Syabrubesi is quite pleasant with few up climbs for a while but the rest of the walk is gradual on the winding trail through the terraced farm fields and villages, as the trail descends and joins the path coming from upper Syabru at the Riverside Lodge near the place of Bamboo, an ideal spot for camping with ample time to go for a refreshing splash in the nearby river of upper Trisuli River.



Day 05:

Trek to Ghoratabela 3,020m.approx. 5hrs walk.


The trek today leads to cool forest in the gorge following the torrent glacial river Trisuli upstream, the walk is more or less an uphill climb in the cool shade of rhododendron and oaks forest after three hours trek, we arrive at a small clearing place of Lama-Hotel, where there is facilities for camping and staying in one of these local teahouses serving as lodges for backpackers. From this place another 2-3 hours brings you to the wonderful spot at Ghoratabela for the overnight camp. Ghoratabela is in the midst of the forest of pines, hemlocks and rhododendron from here onwards you can feel the altitude also. Ghoratabela in Nepali means horse-stable, in the early days the people from Langtang as far as from Kathmandu use to trade with Tibet by the accessible route to Tibet-Nepal via Kerung and use to bring large number of Tibetan ponies, as this an ideal place for the cattle’s and horses to graze on the meadows with numerous creeks around for watering. Ghoratabela has a lodge and a Park warden’s barrack where your permits are also checked. This place was once a Tibetan Refugee Resettlement Project In the late 1960’s to 70’s.



Day 06:

Trek to Kyanjing Gompa 3,850m via Langtang village 3,307m. approx. 5-6 hours walk.


After a pleasant stay here, the trek continues for a short hours on the trail to Langtang and its beautiful valley, we walk through the cool shade of the alpine wood for an hour, after a small stream leaving the tree line behind. The path leads uphill for an hour, then the walks get better on the gradual winding trail with few ups and down till the village of Langtang is reached. From Langtang village walk leads through the gradual path for a short while, then the path winds uphill for few hours through the prickly Burberry and high alpine shrubs, and encountering “mani-prayer wall” where walking on the clockwise direction is the positive way of respecting the local culture and religion, as our walk leads to further east the valley opens up and then walking on the grassy meadow with views of numerous snow capped peaks in the distance. The walk is more pleasant and can be vigorous due to altitude gain as we come to our destination at Kyanjing Gompa. Kyanjing Gompa, a scenic charming spot, with peaks looming from all direction, the closest peak that you can see is the Langtang Lirung of over 7,000m and its icefall just at leisurely distance from the campsite, Kyanjing Gompa, a small monastery located on the top of the ridge formed by glacial moraine of rocks and boulders, within Kyanjing Gompa area there are 6-7 lodges and a cheese factory.



Day 07: 

Rest-Day for acclimatization at leisure for hike around.


A well deserved rest day, after breakfast for a short walk at the nearby hill called Kyanjing Ri 4,700m. Adding more heights to your adventure with a panoramic view of the surrounding snow capped peaks; visit the cheese factory with rest of the day at leisure. Above Kyanjing to the north there are several hills that provide both spectacular viewpoints and good acclimatisation, the hill behind Kyanjing is called Kyanjing -Ri which is at 4,700m.



Day 08:

Trek towards Naya Kanga at Branchen Kharka 4,100m. approx. 4-5 hrs walk.


The walk from Kyangin follows the downhill track towards the Langtang khola (stream) and to a place called Chhona, from here the path climbs the hillside through rhododendron forest towards Ganja-la to camp at Branchen Kharka for Naya Kanga Base Camp at 4,100m/13,451ft this spot provides a good campsite.



Day 09:

Trek and climb to Naya Kanga High Camp 5,100m.


Walk this morning leads a little further towards Ganja-la to establish a high camp at 5,100m, below the North East Face, from the base camp  continue on the trail to Ganja-La to gain the upper cwm filled by a glacier beneath the North-East Face by climbing steeply up moraine to establish the high camp.



Day 10:

Rest day for the climbing preparation.


A leisure day to scout the area for the climb, our guide and leader will scout and make possible route for the next morning climb.



Day 11: 

Ascent of Nayakanga and return to Base Camp at Branchen Kharka for the overnight Camp.


The route of ascent to Naya Kanga follows the North East Ridge, which is reached by traversing the glacier shelf and then climbing an easy angled couloirs to a Col on the ridge. Above this Col the 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 its is exposed and corniced and the party will be roped together. The round trip from High Camp to the summit can take about 6-8 hours. After the magnificent time on the summit with stunning view of the nearby array of snow capped, the long careful descent will bring us to the camp, depending upon the time as per the schedule and in good physical condition we will cover the distance as far as to Branchen Kharka, to make it more easier for the next day walk.



Day 12:

Traverse of Ganja-la 5,121m and camp at Keldrong Kharka 4,298m.


From the high camp of Naya Kanga the route follows towards Ganja-la, traversing steeply from right to left to the cairned summit of the pass. There is a small glacier on the far side; descend by the second of two small lakes on the west side of the glacier below a spiky region. From here another two hours trek to Keldrong Kharka the walk leads to a steep descend from the glacier through moraines to the Kharka; this spot provides an excellent campsite.



Day 13:

Trek to Kharka 4,023m near Dukpu 3,993m 5-6 hrs.


Today a good day’s walk with great deal of ups and downs through the hillsides studded with kharka. There is little water until the last kharka before Dukpu. The kharka can be recognized as being in a narrow cwm-facing east of course with a big boulder just below the path and a very smoke blackened’ rock shelter’ on the north flank. There is a steep up to a little Col just before a steep downhill in to the Cwm and a steep ascent to another ridge. Water is about five minutes down into the Cwm. This is a reasonable site for the camp with water and good views.



Day 14: 

Trek to Tarkeghyang. 5-6 hrs.


From the kharka it is another 20 minutes to Dukpu, here there is no water available in the post monsoon season. A final ridge is marked with chortens and prayer flags, which is reached after two hours and then with a long downhill reaches to Helambu area. There have been recent landslides near the village of Tarkeghyang and the final section of the trail past the Gompa has been washed away leaving a slightly unpleasant, loose ravine top be crosses before the steep descent can be made to the camp site just above the village. This is quite a long and hard downhill day.



Day 15: 

At Tarkeghyang Rest Day.


A rest day after the hard walk of past few days, here one can go for a short hike or visit the famed Tarkeghyang village.



Day 16: 

Trek to Tharepatti 3,597m. 5-6 hrs.


From this camp a downhill walk leads to the stream near the Melamchi Gaon another nice village of this region, from the stream walk through the village with a brief stop or for lunch as per the time. From Melamchi Gaon a steep haul of nearly two hours brings you at Tharepatti for the overnight camp. This area is joined by the trail from Gosainkund and from on route Kathmandu. A lovely spot on the high ridge overlooking the views of the snow capped peaks of Jugal Himalayan range in the east and Ganesh-Manslu in the west; you can make out the ridge and the trail coming out of Gosainkund.



Day 17:

Trek to Gul Bhanjyang 2,125m  5 hours walk.


From here the trail descents for another 2-3 hours to Kutumsang village via Mangeghot, a nice place overlooking the hills and valleys of Helambu region The trek from here onwards, leads to farm fields, villages and to few forest areas, from inhabited by Sherpa and Tamang hill tribes, from here the winding path takes you to up and down slopes past the farm terraces and villages till Gul-Bhanjyang is reached for the overnight stop.



Day 18:

Trek to Chisopani Danda 2,195m  approx. 5 hours.


The walk from here is more pleasant passing through number of rural farm villages the trail brings you to a village of Pati Bhanjayang after a 3-4 hours trek, from this village a short uphill climb to the overnight stop at Chisopani danda a scenic spot at the top of the hilltop on route to Kathmandu and to other places at the rim of Kathmandu Valley. Chisopani, a scenic viewpoint with 4-6 teahouses and an Army Camp nearby, this places offers fantastic view of the Jugal Himal range in the north east and Ganesh Himal-Manaslu and Annapurna range in the west. Apart from the snow peaks, a lovely view of the surrounding landscapes and valleys down below.



Day 19:

Trek to Sundarijal 1,380m with an hour drive back to Kathmandu.


The last day of our beautiful journey, with the cool morning leads through serene forest and farmlands after a few hours of gradual walk and to the top of the ridge of Burlang and Chepu Bhanjyang at 2,438m with a great view of Kathmandu Valley, from here the track descents to Sundarijal (meaning beautiful water) a lovely spot with cool patch of forest with monkeys and fresh streams, a picnic spot for most of the Kathmandu people who wants to escape for a day from the busy crowded metropolitan life in the city. Another hour of down hill brings you back to the road head at the eastern suburb of Kathmandu Valley here board in the vehicle for the drive to the inner Kathmandu from Sundarijal, the drive passes through the famed places of Bouddhanath renowned for its enormous Buddhist Chaitya or Stupa with the ever-present all seeing mystical eyes of Lord Buddha.



Day 20:

In Kathmandu.


Free day at leisure for individual activities (Guided Tour, Mountain flight on request) if you have more time before your journey back home you can do the extension trip White Water Rafting and Wildlife in the famous Chitwan National Park for few days.



Day 21:

International Departure for Homeward bound.


Today as per your international flight time, keep your confirmed air ticket, and your passport handy. HimEX staff will take you to the airport for your final departure from this amazing country, Nepal.


Includes / Excludes

Price includes following services:
1. Accommodation sharing twin at Hotel in Kathmandu for 4 nights on Bed & Breakfast basis.
2. Airport transfers in Kathmandu.
3. Half day guided sightseeing tour of Kathmandu with applicable entrance fees.
4. Trekking & camping arrangement backed by Sherpa crew on full board basis.
5. Applicable Climbing Permit & National Park Fees.
6. Service of Climbing Sherpa/s assisting in fixing ropes, setting up camps with their equipment allowance, daily wages and insurance.
7. Group Climbing equipment – Climbing Rope, Fix Rope, Snow Bars.
8. Transportation Kathmandu / Syabrubesi and Sundarijal / Kathmandu by private non AC Vehicle.
9. Insurance for Nepalese crew.

Our price does not include followings:
1. International flights to / from Kathmandu.
2. Nepal entry visa fees.
3. Lunch and dinner while in Kathmandu Hotel.
4. Travel, Medical and Personal insurance.
5. Rescue evacuation in case of emergency.
6. Personal clothing and personal trekking gear including sleeping bag & down jacket.
7. All sorts of personal climbing equipment.
8. Expenses of personal nature, i.e. tipping, laundry, bottled drinks, bar bills etc.
9. Any expense for early returning member due sickness, injury or any other reason. No refund will be entertained for any unused service.
10. Extra expense occurred due to unexpected circumstances like cancellation of internal flights, floods, strike etc.


If you are not tied up with time limitations, or have more time before or after your main trip with us, you can join / take following extension trips to make your holiday even interesting. According to extra time you have, you can choose a visit to National Parks for jungle safari viewing rare animals, migrant birds and exotic reptiles or enjoy the whitewater rafting or take a cultural tour of Kathmandu, Pokhara, Nagarkot or even make a quick visit to neighboring countries of Tibet – Roof of the world, India – The country of wonders, Bhutan – The Dragon Kingdom.

We can add these extensions before or after your holiday according to the flights that you have booked / can book. Beside these, if you even want just stay in Kathmandu for relax or any independent activities, we can book extra nights at the Hotel. You can book these extensions together with your main trip booking.


Chitwan National Park

It is one of the oldest and popular National Parks in Nepal recognized by UNESCO as a World Natural Site. More than 500 Asian one-horned rhinoceros and some 100 nocturnal Royal Bengal Tigers have made their home in this dense forest. There are an estimated 50 species of mammals, over 526 species of birds, 49 amphibians and reptiles and 150 species of butterflies.

The park is spread over an area of 932 sq kms and located in the lowlands of Nepal. The forest cover is predominantly Sal, interspersed with tall grasslands, small hills, ox-bow lakes and flood plains.

Standard Packages are of 2 nights and 3 nights. Chitwan can be reached both by surface and air.


Bardia National Park

The park provides excellent habitat for endangered animals like the rhinoceros, wild elephant, tiger, fresh water Dolphin and many other species of mammals along with over 200 species of birds.

Standard Packages are of 2 nights and 3 nights. Bardia can be reached both by surface and air but since it will be too far to drive from Kathmandu, we offer the packages by air only.



It is a treasure trove of ancient art and architecture that lie hidden in the labyrinth of manmade structures. The ancient pagoda temples and Buddhist stupas stand majestically above the rest of the landmarks. The Palace squares fascinate visitors with its exquisite woodwork and carving. You can extend your holiday from 1-3 days visiting these sites.



Pokhara is most popular tourist destination after Kathmandu, not because of its easy accessibility but because of its scenic beauty and proximity to many Himalayas. Rarely does a tourist miss a trip to this beautiful valley of lakes and mountain views. Ekai Kawaguchi who was the earliest visitor of this district, was awed by its beauty. The Annapurna range of the Himalayas dominates the landscape around Pokhara and many of treks and expeditions start from here. Around Pokhara one can go boating on lakes, bird watching, paragliding, fishing, ultralight flying or even pony trek besides regular treks. Pokhara can be reached by air as well as surface.



Nagarkot is one of the most popular hill resorts on the fringe of the Kathmandu valley. With an elevation of 2,195m, is 32 kms away from Kathmandu offers a panoramic view of the valley and is described by the visitors as a place whose beauty endures year round. The extraordinary view of the Himalayan peaks from Dhaulagiri to Kanchenjunga is stupendous. Sunrise view from here is truly magnificent. An array of luxury resorts has made this place enjoyable for all kinds of tourists.



Tour in Tibet offers a fabulous journey with awesome beautiful picturesque landscape and its colorful people and their culture, tranquil lakes, numerous high passes with stunning views of the mountains. Enriched by the ancient most lavishly decorated monasteries and temples with chanting saffron colored monks, ever smiling faces of people and their typical lifestyle all contributes to this trip a memory of your lifetime. A land so rich in culture, tradition and steeped in religion with its unique landscape, casts an enchanted spell that holds you in thrill and excitement. A journey of a life time, at the roof of the world with exciting adventure on route, and breathe-taking views of range of snow capped mountains. This is truly a stunning trip starting with a panoramic drive or flight over the gigantic Himalayas, a tour of great historical cities of Lhasa, Gyantse and Shigatse in the comfort of the spacious land cruiser and standard Hotels that Tibet has to offer.



The country of wonders, the lively bazaars, ornate architecture and the something puzzling customs of Indians make any visit a refreshing from the western life. Endowed with a backdrop of that can be anything from snow capped mountain to palm-lined beach, Indian rarely fails to delight adventurous travelers. India is considered to be the rich cultural melting pot with its colorful festivals of all the religion and people, blending well with magnificent landscape of historical cities, jungle, valleys, arid desert to high beautiful Himalayan peaks which makes it a traveler’s destination from sand, sea to snow.



The Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan, commonly known as ‘Land of the Thunder Dragon’ is regarded as the last paradise on earth is slowly emerging from centuries of self-imposed isolation. Closed for the outside world until early seventies, Bhutan has adopted the regulated tourism policy for its visitors in this tiny Himalayan Kingdom by allowing to enter limited numbers of tourists every year. Bhutan has retained its religious and cultural values despite of encroachment of modern civilization in the every nook and corner of the world. Unspoiled majestic virgin peaks, unique cultural heritage preserved for many centuries, an architectural style like no others, a land of full of warm hearted and friendly people have made Bhutan a truly unique destination. You will still find its past in present.



River Rafting

Rafting is undoubtedly the best way to explore the Arcadian Nepal. It involves excitement, scenic views and challenge. Nepal has numerous fine rivers for rafting, kayaking or canoeing. The most prominent white water rafting regions are the eastern, the mid and the western rivers. Of all these regions, river Trisuli and the Bhotekoshi are the main popular rafting rivers for short trips. The rivers sometimes offer hair raising roller coaster rides. The float down stream is exhilarating and the scenery of the valley gorges between Himalaya and min Himalayan range is equally captivating. So whatever duration or level of excitement you need we have it.


Mount Everest Flight

Mountain flight is truly a memorable experience that one should not miss out in Nepal. If you feel you have not seen enough mountains, the mountain flight is the right choice to rejoice with spectacular panoramic mountains’ views. The bird’s eye view of the 6 mighty mountains above 8,000m out of the 14 from a close range is simply unbelievable. The one hour magic flight will make it possible for you to view uninterruptedly all the enchanting beauty of lofty and snowcapped mountains beyond your imagination. Above all is towering figure of Mount Everest amidst cluster of mountains spread all over Nepal and Tibet will mesmerize the onlookers with its astounding charm and grandeur. It is a great personal pride for you to hover above the clouds closer to the highest peak of the world-a-feat to be achieved only through mountain flight.


Bungy Jumping

Just imagination of jumping down from a bridge of 160m above a tropical gorge with the Bhote Koshi, one of the Nepal’s wildest rivers raging below is enough to make your heartbeat run faster. It is the thrill of Bungy jumping as it there is no fun for real adventure lover if challenge is not so hard and difficult. It is located within a reach of 4 hours outside Kathmandu and just 19 kms away from the Tibet Border.

The Bungy bridge happens to be the only privately owned bridge in Nepal. It has been specially designed for Bungy Jumping with a 4X safety factors and has a loading factor of 41,500kg or 4.5 tons according to Swiss measurement.



Paragliding is relatively new adventure sports in Nepal. Paragliding in this Himalayan country can be a truly wonderful and fulfilling experience for the adventure seekers. You can experience unparalleled scenic grandeur as you share airspace with Himalayan griffin vultures, eagles, kites while floating over the villages, monasteries, temples, lakes and the jungle with a fantastic view of the majestic Himalayas.

The main area for flying in Nepal is the Annapurna region, more specifically the Pokhara valley. This lakeside town is Nepal’s second city, nestled at the foot of the Annapurna Himal. The views commanded from here of 3 of the world’s 8000m peaks, are unsurpassed. At an altitude of 800m ASL the subtropical climate means that year round, it is short and T shirt weather. The micro climate of the valley makes it an ideal area for flying, with far more constant conditions.


Ultralight Flight

Ultralight aircraft is being operated from Pokhara. It has an unique blend of both mountain and plateau area. While flying over the Pokhara valley, you will not miss the scenic beauty of both the Himalayas and the most famous lake of Nepal, Phewa Tal. The flight will be a journey through nature. Don’t miss this truly unique experience.

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