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Mt. Naya Kanga/ Ganja La Peak 5844m.

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Difficulty : Strenuous

Reference Code: MGLPNP

Trip Start: Kathmandu

Trek Start: Shyaphrubesi

Trek Days: 14 days

Peak Climbing Period: 3 days

Maximum Altitude: 5844m.

Age: 20-60

Season: Spring and Autumn

Accommodation: Lodge and Camp

Service: Full Board

Destination: Nepal

Trip End: Kathmandu

Trek End: Shyaphrubesi

Trip Durations: 18 days

Peak Grade: Hard

Physical Rating: Strenuous

Group Size: 2-10

Theme: Expedition

Meals: Standard

Naya Kang peak (5844m) is climbing peak in the Langtang region. It is recognized as Ganja La Chuli, The peak lies in the high Himalayan landscape in the northern part of Nepal. It is immensely located over the Langtang Valley and south of the Gosaikund frozen lake. The NayaKang Peak climbing trip is connected with the Langtang Valley Trekking. The Nayakang climbing trail goes through the Oak and rhododendron forest of the Langtang National Park.

Naya Kang climbing package offers the wonderful views of the local geography and landscape. From the top of Naya Kang, the views of Lantang Lirung (7246m), Lenpo Gang (7083m), Dorje Lakpa (6990m), Langtang II (6571m), mighty Shishapangma (8027m) and Ganesh Himal range are the awesome. The north east ridge over a line of a rocky glacier is a popular route to summit the Naya Kang. Trip to Nayakang climbing in the Langtang Valley and Kyanjin Monastery is a best way to acclimatize. 

This Peak climbing permit is free.

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Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu

Namaste! And welcome to Kathmandu, the colourful capital of Nepal where ornately carved balconies mingle with beautiful shrines and temples. Your adventure begins with a welcome meeting on arrival at the exit gate of Kathmandu airport. Our staff will welcome you and pick you to your accommodated hotel. Please seek our company palmplate to find our staff at the main exit gate of the airport. Rest of the day you can relax at the hotel or short evening walk around local market on your own as per your wish.

Approximate Driving Hours: 30 minutes
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals include: None

Day 02 Rest and preparation day

A well deserved rest day at cosy of hotel after a long tiring flight. This day, one can move around nearby local market to purchase or hire trekking equipment that is necessary for the trekking like sleeping bags, walking sticks etc, exchange currency as requirement or simply walk around in the local market or Kathmandu Durbar squire nearby with small entrance fee as per your preference on your own. Evening at the hotel lobby there will be pre-trip briefing in which you will be introduced with your trekking guide and explained about your trip in short, instruction for safety etc.

Accommodation: Hotel
Meals include: Breakfast

Day 03 Drive to Shyaphrubesi 1440m.

Early in the morning, we take a local bus or a private four wheeler jeep from Kathmandu to reach Shyabri Besi which is the gateway to Langtang valley, meeting Bhote Kosi and Langtang River. Passing through Trishuli Bazaar, Dhunche Bazaar and Ramche Gaon, makes our drive the most mesmerizing scenic drive ever. Though, the road is narrow and crooked, we can view an amazing landscape along the way.

Driving Hours: 7-8 hours
Altitude gain/loss:
Accommodation: Lodge
Meals include: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 04 Trek to Lama Hotel 2470m.

As a first day of trekking, we find ourselves very excited. The first part of the trail crosses through Bhote Koshi and follows the Langtang Khola and gradually climbs to Bamboo (1960m). Enjoy yourself in the rhododendron and bamboo forests. The variety of wildlife includes yellow-throated martens, wild boars, langur monkeys, red pandas, Wild honey bee hives and Himalayan black bears that all inhabit this forest. Afterwards, your trek ascends gently to Rimche (2400m) through Bamboo which lies at the bank of Langtang Khola with only a few houses. Probably, we will have lunch at this place if you like. And at the end the trail we arrive at the Lama Hotel for an overnight stay.

Walking Hours: 6 hours
Altitude gain/loss:
Accommodation: Lodge
Meals include: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 05 Trek to Langtang Village 3430m.

Today, the trail climbs up towards a steep forest slope to the Langtang River. The trail follows Gumanechok, Ghoda Tabela literally it means the Horse Stable. After this the trail is gradual with beautiful views into the valley of grazing Yaks. After sometime it descends into a valley, the trail crosses a stream and climbs past several water-driven prayer wheels to the large settlement of Langtang. This is one of the oldest villages along this trekking route and the view from here is more spectacular as we get closer to mountain. The rest of the day we walk around village and stay overnight.

Walking Hours: 5 hours
Altitude gain/loss:
Accommodation: Lodge
Meals include: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 06 Trek to Kyangjin Gompa 3870m.

The trail leads us through a tiny village with stone-built houses and climbing up to a Chorten and passed a huge mani wall along a gentle path. We have chance to taste cheese and curd made from yak milk, a specialty of this place. This is a short walk but enough for acclimatization. The surroundings are interesting also because of the famous cheese factory. This beautiful valley is in the lap of the Langtang Lirung and others around us. This is a good place to explore the local culture which is similar remarkably similar to Tibetan culture.

Walking Hours: 3 hours
Altitude gain/loss:
Accommodation: Lodge
Meals include: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 07 Rest and exploration

Start trip early in the morning to climb Kyangjin Ri (4772m), it takes about one and half hours to two hours get in Top. From where you have a breath-taking 360 degree view of the Langtang II/Ghonge Liru (6,596m), Langtang Lirung/Ghone (7,227m), Changu (6,251m), Kinshung (6,781m), Langtang Yansa (6,048m), Yurba (6,264m), Tserko Peak (5,749m), Yala Peak (5,500m), Langshisa Ri (6,427m), Dorje Lakpa (6,966m), Ganchenpo (6,387m), Dshabu Ri (5,202m), Urkin Kanggri (5,863m) and Naya Kang (5,844m) and the foot of the huge Langtang Lirung Glacier.

Walking Hours: Depends on your wish
Altitude gain/loss:
Accommodation: Lodge
Meals include: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 08 Trek to Naya Khanga Base Camp 4400m.

Walking Hours: 
Altitude gain/loss:
Accommodation: Camp
Meals include: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 09 Rest, basic climbing training and preparation day

This day most of the time we rest at our camp. Afternoon, the climbing support sherpa will brief the team about peak climbing skill and safety on the mountain. After that we will check all our group and personal climbing equipment.

Accommodation: Camp
Meals include: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 10 Climb to High Camp 5000m.

Walking Hours: 
Altitude gain/loss:
Accommodation: Camp
Meals include: High altitude food

Day 11 Summit Mt. Naya Kanga/Ganja La 5844m. and Back to Base Camp

Today is the most awaited day. We wake up early and start climb to Mt. Naya Kanga 5844m. We summit the peak and back to Base Camp

Walking Hours: 
Altitude gain/loss:
Accommodation: Camp
Meals include: High altitude food, Dinner

Day 12 Reserve day for incase

If any problem encounter on the summit day, we will use this day for summit.

Accommodation: Camp
Meals include: High altitude food/ Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 13 Backtrack to Kyangjin Gompa

Trekking foe about three hours today from Base Camp we will reach at Kyangjin (3870m.). Here, we can perceive the glaciated valley of Kyangjin set on the lap of Langtang Lirung and wrapped by snowy mountains which is considered to be world's nearest settlements at glacier. You can find diverse wild Himalayan flowers as well if the season you are visiting is spring or monsoon.

Walking Hours: 
Altitude gain/loss:
Accommodation: Lodge
Meals include: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 14 Trek to Lama Hotel

Today we will walk for about six hours setting off from Kyangjin to reach Lama Hotel (2470m.) From Kyangjin you retrace back over the route, following the Langtang Khola then to Langtang village. After lunch you keep on walking vertically down to Lama Hotel.

Walking Hours: 
Altitude gain/loss:
Accommodation: Lodge
Meals include: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 15 Trek to Shyaphrubesi

From Lama Hotel, we will walk for about five hours to get to Syabrubesi. The lane is open and we will walk through the diverse Sherpa and Tamang villages. The first half part of the path moves slowly down and then the track now abruptly decline to the Syabru Besi (1600m.). The major populace here is Tamang and they have adopted Tibetan lifestyle. This is the last day of our trek and we celebrate the success along with all Nepalese staffs.

Walking Hours: 
Altitude gain/loss:
Accommodation: Lodge
Meals include: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 16 Drive to Kathmandu

We should be ready at 6:00 morning in hotel lobby to have your breakfast or ask questions to your trekking guide. We will drive back to Kathmandu through the road passing terraces, streams, rivers, local settlements, high hills along the Trishuli river side. It takes about 7 to 8 hours (conditional) to reach your hotel in Kathmandu by bus/ private 4WD.

Driving Hours: 7-8 hours
Altitude gain/loss:
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals include: Breakfast and Lunch 

Day 17 Rest and final shopping day

A chance to do some shopping, explore at leisure or merely relax by the hotel. We enjoy a final night together, reliving the trek and our extraordinary achievements.

Accommodation: Hotel
Meals include: Breakfast

Day 18 Final departure

We say 'Namaste' for memories that will last a lifetime. There are no activities planned for today and you are able to depart the hotel at any time. Check out time from the hotel is at 12 noon. If you are departing later, you can arrange luggage storage at the hotel. For your final departure, our staff will pick you up from the hotel and transfer to Kathmandu airport approximately 3 hours prior to your international flight time.

Driving hours: 40 minutes
Meals include: Breakfast

Inclusion

All ground transportation as per itinerary
4 night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with B/B plan.
TIMs (Trekking Information Management system) card
Langtang Helambu National Park Entry fee
Peak climbing permit
Food for the members on Lodge/camp basis
All camping equipment and camping charges during climbing period
All required group climbing equipments( like fixed  ropes, man rope, ice bar, ice screw.....)
All required Nepalese staffs including climbing support sherpa
Climbing support Sherpa equipments
All Nepalese staffs insurance
Company service charge and government taxes etc.

Exclusion

International flight with airport tax.
Nepalese Entry Visa fee
Food during stay in Kathmandu
All personal equipment and personal expenses
All personal climbing gears
Photography Charges, Monument charges and Monument entry fees
Personal Medical and travel insurance(must cover helicopter rescue evacuation cost)
Personal Medicine
Telephone and internet charges
Laundry charges
Alcoholic beverage, bottled drinks and cold drinks during the trip
Rescue evacuation charges if required
Staff and porters Tips...

Equipment List

This trekking equipment list has been prepared by Adventure Zambuling Treks (P) Ltd.

Climbing equipment:
» Climbing harness;
» One 3 metre/10 foot sling and three 2 metre/6 foot slings.
» Figure 8/Abseil belay device;
» 1 large mitten sized ascender (most members use the large petzl) and arm length leash;
» 2 locking carabiners, (1 large and 1 small)
» 4 regular carabiners;
» Good quality Ice axe with leash;
» Crampons - must fit boots perfectly. Steel crampons with anti-balling (anti-bot) plates are the best;
» Optional; Adjustable trekking poles;

Upper Body:
» 2 cotton t-shirts;
» 1 polypropylene t-shirt;
» 1 long sleeve polypropylene shirts, lightweight;
» 1 polar fleece pullovers, medium weight;
» 1 polar fleece jacket.
» Gore-Tex jacket with hood, waterproof and breathable;
» Lightweight down jacket for those chilly days in camp;

Hands:
» 1 pr. lightweight poly-liner gloves. These will be worn when tying knots, but not inside your mitts;
» 1 pair mittens, consists of 1 Gore-tex over mitt matched with the very warm polar fleece mitt liner (For more about high altitude mitts.

Head:
» Warm hat wool or synthetic that covers your ears;
» Balaclava;
» Face mask;
» Ballcap or brimmed suncap;
» Glacier sunglasses with side shields (you can purchase these inexpensively in Kathmandu,
» 1 pair ski goggles (Optional) with light and dark lens;
» Headlamp with extra batteries and bulbs;
» Bandana or head scarf, also useful for dusty conditions.

Lower Body:
» Cotton underwear briefs;
» 1 pair walking shorts;
» 1 pair walking trousers for trekking and around camp;
» 1 pair lightweight thermal bottoms;
» 1 pair medium or expedition weight thermal bottoms;
» 1 pair polar fleece trousers;
» 1 pair Gore-Tex trousers, salopettes, or bibs. Waterproof/breathable with full side zips;
Your clothing should be kept dry using waterproof stuff sacks, bin-liners, or large plastic bags.

Feet:
» 1 pair Double Plastic boots (Koflach);
Modern single waterproof-leather climbing boots with special insulation for cold weather/winter climbing on 4000 metre/13,000 foot high peaks are OK, as long as they will fit comfortably with two thick pair of socks and a vapour barrier liner and the boot will fit the crampon perfectly.
» 1 pair sturdy leather walking boots with good ankle support (we mean leather trekking, not climbing boots) for the trek;
» 1 pair trainers, running shoes and/or sandals for Kathmandu and in camp;
» 1 pair down booties (optional);
» 2 pair med-heavy poly or wool socks;
» 2- pair of liner socks. Polypropylene or wool;
» Vapour barrier liner socks or plastic bread-bags;
» 2 pair lightweight trekking socks, poly or wool;
» Cotton socks for in town.

Sleeping:
» 1 good quality sleeping bag (good to -30 degrees C)
» At least 1 closed cell foam kari-mats. We do not recommend inflatable mats, as we have never seen one not puncture. You can buy these non inflatable mats very inexpensively in Kathmandu. Why carry foam mats around the world, when you can purchase them inexpensively in Kathmandu?
Your sleeping bags should be kept dry using waterproof stuff sacks, bin-liners, or large plastic bags.

Rucksack and Travel Bags:
» 1 medium rucksack (50-70 litres / 3000-4500 cubic inches, can be used for airplane carry);
» 1 or 2 large (120 L / 7500 cubic inch) duffle kit bags for clothing and equipment. Must be durable for use on pack animals or porters;
» Small padlocks for duffel kit bags.

Personal Hygiene:
» female or male hygiene supplies;
» 2 tubes lip sun cream, 1 large tube skin sun cream (min.factor 15);
» anti-mosquito cream;
» 1 toothpaste/brush;
» 1 bar soap or hand sanitizer gel/1 small towel;
» hand wipes.

Medical:
Medications are inexpensive and readily available in Kathmandu with no Doctor`s prescription:
» small personal first-aid kit. (Simple and Light) Aspirin, first-aid tape, plasters (band-aids), personal medications, etc. The leaders will have extensive first-aid kits, so leave anything extra behind. Please let your leader know about any medical issues before the climb;
» 1 skin blister repair kit;
» 1 small bottle anti-diarrhea pills;
» 1 small bottle anti-headache pills;
» 1 small bottle cough and/or cold medicine;
» 1 small bottle stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc.;
» 1 small bottle anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox, Acetylzolamide.
» Do not bring sleeping pills. They are a respiratory depressant;
» 1 small bottle of water purification tablets or water filter;
» 1 set earplugs;
» Extra prescription glasses, contact lens supplies. Contact lens wearers, please bring glasses in case of emergency. A new pair could be quickly made in Kathmandu, Lhasa, or Kashgar for just $20. Please order upon arrival if you are interested.

Personal Food:
On the mountain we supply plenty of food for you to cook 3 hot meals each day. This food will consist of soup, local cheese & sausage, biscuits, dried noodles, potatoes, rice, porridge, butter, dried and tinned vegetables, fruit, meats, and fish, tea with milk and sugar, powdered juice drink, and drinking chocolate. Our sherpas/local porter will be carrying this food to the higher camps.
» We ask each member to bring their own imported daily snack and energy foods. We do not provide cold “snack” food such as chocolate or "energy-bars". We ask that you bring or buy your own "snack" or daily cold energy food, 2-3 kilos/4-6 pounds is a good amount (for the trek and Island Peak combined). A growing variety of imported foods such as European and American cheeses, chocolates, biscuits, cookies, nuts, and locally made power-bars are now available in Kathmandu, at realistic prices. However, imported power bars, GU, re-hydration drinks, dehydrated food, "freeze-dried meals", imported cheese and sausage are not available. If you want these items, you must bring them from your home country. Many of our members, especially Britons, Europeans, and Australians with tiny baggage allowances, now purchase their daily snacks in Kathmandu. Our schedule in Kathmandu allows plenty of time for shopping.

Practical:
» 1 small roll of repair tape, 1 sewing repair kit;
» 1 cigarette lighter, 1 small box matches;
» 1 compass or GPS;
» Recent good quality map of visiting area.
» 1 battery powered alarm clock/watch;
» 1 camera and film, or digital camera with extra cards and extra batteries;
» nylon stuff sacks For food and gear storage, large Ziplocs are useful also;
» 3 Water bottles (1 litre) wide-mouth Nalgene (1 is a pee bottle);
» 1 plastic cup and spoon;
» 1 small folding knife;
» binoculars (optional);
» 4 large, waterproof, disposable rubbish sacks;
» passport, 2 extra passport photos, flight ticket, flight itinerary;
» separate photocopies of passport and relevant visa pages, proof of insurance;
» dollars, pounds or euros cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, Tibet visa, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts;
» credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for use for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc.;
» 1 bathing suit/swimming costume (you never know);
» basecamp entertainment. It is good to bring additional items which you have found to be useful on previous expeditions. For example: paperback books, playing cards, ipod mp3 player, short-wave radio, game boys, musical instruments, ear plugs, lots of batteries, etc.;
» travel clothes for basecamp and in town;

This Peak Climbing equipment list has been prepared by Adventure Zambuling Treks (P) Ltd.
Please submit any equipment questions or concerns to: info@advzambuling.com

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