About Naya Kanga & Yala Peak Climbing
Naya Kanga 5,844m-with Yala Peak 5,500m and Ganja-la 5,121m
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. 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.
Naya Kanga & Yala Peak ClimbingClimbing onto the ridges to the north of the valley and attempt glaciated peak rising above the Yala Glacier, Yala Peak (5500m). 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.