Formerly known as Ganja La Chuli, Naya Kanga (5,844 m) rises to the west of Ganja La, and is a popular but difficult mountain to climb. The normal route to this peak is via the snowy north-east ridge.
No one knows who first climbed this peak but many would like to credit Tilman with the feat. Certainly he and Peter Lloyd were probably the first westerners to cross the ganja La in this region. However it is certainly a beautiful looking mountain and worthy of far more attempts than it gets compared with the more well known trekking peaks in the Kumbhu. The technical difficulty of the climb is rated at Alpine Grade PD+. This is mainly a function of three things: the fact that you are on significant snow slopes for most of the journey above camp 1; some crevasses as you turn west below the Ganja La; and finally the short ridge section to the summit. The summit can be gained in two days from Kyanjin with one camp at Branchen or Nyengang Kharka, or alternatively in three days with a second camp at Kangla Phedi just beow the Ganja La.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathamdnu airpot. Transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Trekking permit formalities. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 03: Drive to Syabrubensi. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 04: Trek to Lama hotel. Overnight camp.
Day 05: Trek to Langtanng. Overnight camp.
Day 06: Trek to Kyanjing Gompa. Overnight camp.
Day 07: Trek to Yalakharka. (or Nayakhang B.C.). Overnight camp.
Day 08: Rest day. Overnight camp.
Day 09: Nayakhang B.C. to summit and back to Yalakharka. Overnight camp.
Day 10: Trek to Langtang. Overnight camp.
Day 11: Trek to Bamboo. Overnight camp.
Day 12: Trek to Syabrubensi. Overnight camp.
Day 13: Drive back to Kathmandu and overnight at the hotel.
Day 14: Departure transfer to airport for final departure.