Ganja La trekking and Nayakang climbing is the best trekking and climbing holidays in Lantang, though it is challenging. Ganja La Pass trekking and Nayakang climbing is the best holidays in Langtang because of the exciting climbing to Nayakang(5844m) and crossing the Himalayan watershed of the Ganja La (5100m) with the great circuit trek through the rarely visited villages of Helambu.
Ganja La trek with Nayakang climbing is an adventure holidays in Nepal combines the climb of Nayakanga (5844m) with Ganja La (5200m) trek through lovely Helambu valley. After 6 hours bus overland tour to Syabrubesi, trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3800m), the final point of Langtang valley trek and set up a base camp and then a high camp of the peak. The normal climbing route crosses a glacial shelf and then follows the airy north East Ridge to a summit from which the most impressive peak on view is the nearby Shishapangma (8046m) in Tibet. Crossing the Ganja La and trekking out for 5 days through a high and wild region that sees a few trekking groups is a right way to conclude this excellent adventure holiday.
Mostly, trek climb holidays are relatively straightforward. Trekking in the Langtang valley is one of Nepal’s most popular trekking destination and the trails are well used and present relatively easy walking levels. Higher up, on the Ganja La pass, we encounter more rugged glacial moraine and possibly snow. Once cross the pass, we enter the upper part of Helambu valley that’s a remote location with less well used paths. Trekking at high altitude is itself a quite demanding. The climb to Naya Kanga presents an interesting challenge with a mix of easy snow slopes, steeper rock and snow ridge climbing. It is usual to fix ropes on a couple of the steeper sections of the route and to climb roped together. Experience of roped climbing is exposed situations is essential for this trip. This is the demanding trekking holidays in Nepal. All participant members should be physically fit and mentally prepared for this trekking and climbing holidays.
This is a great idea to extend your holiday in Nepal: from elephant safari in Chitwan, river rafting, Bungee Jumping, Mountain flight, Paragliding, Bhutan and Tibet tour. Below is Ganja La trekking and Nayakang climbing trekking itinerary, please check it up once and for customized trekking and climbing trekking itinerary, map and more climbing and trekking information, please kindly ask with local trekking climbing company run by the team of trekking and climbing guide.
Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu.
Receive and greet upon arrival at Kathmandu airport by us, then drive to Hotel. We will wait you outside Kathmandu airport at arrival exit door with your name written on paper.
Day 2: Drive to Syabrubesi.
This trip begins with a spectacularly scenic drive through the Trisuli Valley, with great views of the Annapurnas, Manaslu and Ganesh Himal, en route to Trisuli Bazaar. We set up our first night at Syabrubensi. It is 6/7 hours drive.
Day 3: Trek to Lama Hotel.
We cross a suspension bridge over the Langtang Khola and then follow this river upstream on an undulating forest trail. After a steeper climb beside a number of waterfalls we reach our night halt at Chatang, also known as Lama Hotel. It takes 5/6 hours trek to Lama Hotel.
Day 4: Trek to Langtang Village.
5/6 hours trek start with views of snowy Langtang Lirung, we continue through Gore Tabela into the upper, glacially carved Langtang Valley. Finally, we reach the larger village of Langtang (3430m) with its several lodges and shops.
Day 5: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa.
Crossing yak pastures, we make the easy morning walk to our next camp at Kyanjin Gompa. Occasional teahouses mark our route and provide convenient stopping places. After lunch, there is the option to climb to the nearby viewpoint of Kyanjin RI (4773m).
Day 6: Kyanjin Gompa exploration day.
A day explore above Kyanjin Gompa. One of the finest viewpoints in the area is the summit of Tsergo Ri (4984m/16,352ft). This involves a 7 to 8-hour round trip and is never more than a strenuous hike. Overnight stays at Kyanjin Gompa.
Day 7: Trek to Nayakang base camp.
Turning our attention towards Naya Kanga, we cross to the south side of the valley and trek easily up through the grazing area known as Branchen Kharka to our base camp (4400m).
Day 8: Climbing preparation day.
Nayakang climb prepare day. There are lots of opportunities for easy acclimatisation walks above this camp.
Day 9: Trek to high camp.
Taking a steep trail across rock and we move up to our high camp on the glaciated shelf below the Ganja La. There are great views from this camp of all of the Langtang peaks. Elevation here is 5000 meters)
Day 10: Summit day.
We have an early start and rope up and use fixed ropes as appropriate on the steep approach to the north-east ridge. The summit ridge is reasonably straight forward with a couple of steps. We descend to a camp below the Ganja La.
Day 11: Spare day.
A spare day in case the weather conditions (or other factors) cause us to be held up on the ascent.
Day 12: Trek to Keldang.
We hike steeply back up to the Ganja La (5130m), a classic Himalayan watershed crossing. Then drop down on and old moraine to the first grazing area at Yangri Kharka. Continuing on the east side of a ridge, we reach our camp at Keldang.
Day 13: Trek to Dukpu.
We continue to traverse below the ridge-line, with lots of up and down, as far as our camping place at Dukpu (4040m). There are great views across the valley of the Yangri Khola and back to the peaks on the south side of Langtang.
Day 14: Trek to Tarkegyang.
Today, we drop out of the upper valleys and high grazing areas and return to the world of the farmed middle hills, with a final steep descent to the Sherpa village of Tarke Gyang.
Day 15: Trek to Kakani.
A great day of trekking walks through villages and terraced fields of the Helambu region. We follow village paths on the prominent ridge of the Palchok Danda, whilst descending from 2750 metres to 2000 metres at Kakani.
Day 16: Trek to Talamarang, then drive to Kathmandu.
We make the short and steep descent from the ridge to Talamarang, beside the Melamchi Khola, where we meet our transport for the drive back to Kathmandu. We check in at our hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 17: Kathmandu sightseeing tour.
A day tours in Kathmandu, with a guided sightseeing tour of the city main attractions. This will include some of the city colourful Buddhist shrines and Hindu temples. Overnight at the group hotel.
Day 18: Kathmandu Airport
Final transfers to Kathmandu airport to get flight back to home.