A short approach trek is followed by a combination of two interesting climbs, Yala Peak and Naya Kanga in the easily accessible and beautiful Langtang area.
Duration: about 17 days
Trek days: about 12 days
Max. Altitude: 5844m
Naya Kanga (5844 m/19180 ft)
Viewed from the hill above Kyangjin Gompa in the Langtang Valley, Naya Kanga is a shapely mountain rising to the west of the Ganja La (5122m/16800ft) which is a popular, although at times difficult, pass giving access to Helambu and the Kathmandu Valley. The normal route of ascent on Naya Kanga is via the North-East Ridge, an aesthetic line on snow and ice, classically alpine in character.
The Langtang valley lies roughly thirty kilometers north of Kathmandu quite close to the border with Tibet. Indeed one of the rewards of gaining the Ganja La of the summit of Naya Kanga is the superb views of peaks close to or in Tiber. The stunning panorama looking north-east over peaks in the Jugal Himal includes Lanshisa Ri (6370m/ 20899ft), Penthang Ri (6836m/ 22428ft), and Pemthang Karpo Ri, or Dome Blanc (6830m/ 22412ft), to Shishapangma (8046m/26398ft) which is the highest peak in Chinese territory and the last of the 8,000metre summits to be climbed.
Yala Peak (5500 m / 18045 ft)
Yala is a “trekking peak" in the Langtang Region of Nepal. It is classed as Grade F (facile/easy) on the Alpine Grading system although this can vary by a point or so depending on the snow conditions. The summit gives surprisingly good views of Shishapangma if you are lucky enough with the weather. This is an excellent peak as a first - in the Himalayas. The route involves a base camp at the end of the trail and a high camp a further half days trek beyond base.
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