Naya Kanga and Ganja La Pass Trek with Marron Treks
Langtang is one of the nearest trekking destinations from Kathmandu and is an unparalleled combination of natural beauty and cultural riches. Langtang lies about 130 km north of the Kathmandu Valley close to the border with Tibet, China.
Langtang is one of the nearest trekking destinations from Kathmandu and is an unparalleled combination of natural beauty and cultural riches. Langtang lies about 130 km north of the Kathmandu Valley close to the border with Tibet, China. It is Nepal’s first national park, and lies between the Himalayan range to the north, dominated by Langtang Lirung (7,245 m), the highest peak in the area, and smaller peaks to the south – Chimse Danda (ridge), Ganja La pass (5,122 m), Jugal Himal and Dorje Lakpa (6,989 m).
The trek here is more adventurous as the area is visited by fewer tourists. Apart from the spectacular scenery, a visit to the area is an opportunity to explore the lifestyle and culture of the Tamangs, whose craftsmanship, language, dress and houses bear their uniqueness. Langtang is also known for its many glaciers – of which there are more than 70 of varying sizes – and high altitude lakes that include Gosainkunda, Parvatikunda, Bhairavkunda and Dudhkunda. The forests in the region have temperate and sub-alpine vegetation. Wildlife includes migratory birds, deer, monkeys, tahr and pika.
The Langtang River passes through the high, gentle Langtang Valley before emptying in a raging torrent into the Bhote Kosi River through a long, narrow defile at the west end of the valley. Whereas the major rivers of Nepal flow south from Tibet cutting through the Himalayan chain, the Langtang River, a major tributary of the Trisuli Ganga, flows east to west, cutting, as it were, across the grain of the country. The Trisuli, or Bhote Kosi as it becomes above Dhunche, forms an important corridor and ancient trade route through the mountains between the Ganesh and Langtang Himal, to Kerong in Tibet.
The Naya Kanga Peak and Ganja La Pass Trek is a challenging venture that catapults you to the elevation above 5000 meters, as you traverse along the well trodden trails in picturesque and serene milieu of Langtang, passing by the interesting Tibetan settlements. We basically embark on the route to Langtang Valley Trek till Kyangjin Gompa, the last Tibetan village in the region. It’s from here that the trail gradually elevates to the Naya Kanga Base Camp (4600m), only to rocket up further to the Naya Kanga Summit (5846m). We conquer the summit and then take up another back to back challenge of trudging up the daunting, Ganja La Pass (5106m). If its spring, lucky you!! Apart from the captivating Himalayan vistas (Mt. Shisha Pangma- 8013m, Langtang Lirung- 7200m etc.) you can relish from the pass, the trails below embellished with blooming rhododendrons and verdant forests would also be the rejuvenating treat to your jaded eyes! The tough terrains and daunting ascents might make you feel crippled out of fatigue, but then the moment you shower your glances around the fascinating panorama, you get all jacked up. So, after those mammoth undertakings, we then make a soothing downhill walk down through the remote isolated region to Tarke Gyang. Before we drive back to Kathmandu, we have an awesome camping at Kakani, a lovely little hill station about an hour’s drive away from Kathmandu.
Marron Treks was established in 1997 and is located in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. We provide tour, trek and hike services to different parts of Nepal and neighboring regions like Tibet, Bhutan, Sikkim and Darjeeling.
Mar 12, 2015