Grade : Moderate/Strenuous snow climb | Max Altitude : 5844m
Introductory peak climbing | high energy metabolic boost | stunning alpine scenery of Langtang Range | rejuvenation-creativity stimulating adventure
Naya Kanga Peak (5855m) is an interesting Himalayan peaks for an introductory climb in Nepal, accessible to wide range of climbers, aesthetic and straightforward yet challenging, a perfect objective for a guided beginner climb. A standard Naya Kanga Peak climb is along safe ridge with spectacular scenery and unforgettable summit vistas on Langtang range: 7246m Lantang Lirung, 7083m Lenpo Gang, 6990m Dorje Lakpa and 8027m Shishapangma Tibet's only 8,000m peak.Tweet
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Naya Kanga Peak (5855m) is an interesting Himalayan peaks for an introductory climb in Nepal, accessible to wide range of climbers, aesthetic and straightforward yet challenging, a perfect objective for a guided beginner climb. A standard Naya Kanga Peak climb is along safe ridge with spectacular scenery and unforgettable summit vistas on Langtang range: 7246m Lantang Lirung, 7083m Lenpo Gang, 6990m Dorje Lakpa and 8027m Shishapangma Tibet's only 8,000m peak.
Infinite Mountain Adventure (IMA) Naya Kanga climb, scheduled for 16 days, offers extraordinary opportunity for a quick exciting challenge and a short Himalayan getaway for a busy professional to recharge the energy and creativity in an active retreat.
The attraction of the Naya Kanga Peak climb is its low objective climbing danger, moderately steep but accessible routes, easy and scenic Langtang trekking routes and quick, easy and reliable access from Kathmandu by private jeep. IMA Naya Kanga climb includes Yala summit as part of our acclimatization schedule.
IMA focuses exclusively on client’s success with the climb, ensuring safety, comfort and enjoyable climbing experience. IMA's innovative strategy minimizes trekking time and optimizes acclimatization and climbing to preserve energy essential for the climb. IMA provides western style climbing training to Sherpa guides and appropriate climbing equipment with staff trained to use.
IMA maximizes holiday value for our professional and executive clients with minimum time away from their busy schedules. All our climbing adventures are designed by exercise physiologist and experienced climber and are appropriately scheduled for safety and success.
IMA offers preparation program in Australia for experienced trekkers and provides our clients with sound advice on preparations by professional exercise physiologist specializing in high altitude training.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu/hotel transfer
Day 2: Rest and Preparation in Kathmandu
Day 3: Jeep to Syamphrubensi
Day 4: Trek to lama Hotel
Day 5: Trek to Langtang
Day 6: Trek to Kyanjin Gumba
Day 7: Acclimatization on Kyanjin Ri
Day 8: Acclimatization on Tsergo Ri
Day 9: Trek to Yala peak BC
Day 10: Climb Yala Peak/Kyanjin Gumba
Day 11: Rest in Kyanjin Gumba
Day 12-13: Climb Naya Kanga
Day 14-15: Trek to Syamphrubensi
Day 16: Jeep to Kathmandu
Day 17: Airport transfer/departure
Your adventure price includes:
Infinite Mountain Adventure (IMA) operates Yala/Naya Kanga climb in spring and autumn seasons. IMA Yala/Naya Kanga climbing combo offers a spectacular semi-technical 6000m climbing in a safe and quality environment. These two climbs are a very physical undertaking with ridge climb in stunning alpine scenery with appropriate acclimatization for beginner climber. There is no climbing or mountaineering experience required, just good level of endurance fitness. IMA will provide guided preparations for our clients.
Our guides are experienced and qualified young Sherpas from Kanchenjunga area. We provide extensive training to our staff in technical climbing as well as English, customer relationships and Mountaineering Outdoor First Aid. So apart of professionalism you can expect warmth and genuine hospitality of Sherpa and Tibetan culture.
Our staff is young, energetic and experience in customer relationship and technical climbing through our training program and practical experience. Our climbers are the only guides trained in western style climbing, critical thinking and ethical behaviour. Our guides are our business partners and participate in profit sharing scheme.
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Absolutely not, all your gear will be delivered to Yala and Naya Kanga climbing camps by a porter.
During the trek we will offer food in local lodges cooked to western taste. We will spend two nights in Yala and Naya Kanga Basecamps, where we provide appropriate simple but tasty food sufficient for the climb. There will be lots of emphasis on carbohydrates, which is needed as a source of energy and they are also much easier to digest. We will attempt to provide fresh vegetable as much as possible.
All foreign visitors to Nepal with exception of Indian nationals require Nepali visa. Passport holders of Australia, New Zealand, United States and all European countries are eligible for the visa on arrival. Since spring 2015 Nepali Immigration has introduced computerized automated visa system making arrival Immigration process fast and convenient. You will require a visa with 3 weeks duration.
Yes the Yala and Naya Kanga permits and Langtang Conservation permit are included in the package and we will organize them prior to your arrival to Kathmandu.
Yes our representative will pick you up from Tribuvan International airport and will transfer you to the hotel. We monitor time of your arrival and we will be there on-time. All you need to do is to collect your luggage, clear customs and proceed to the outside of the terminal. Kathmandu International terminal is very small. Once you outside the building you will easily see your name displayed by our representative, who will transfer to the hotel.
10. What type of accommodation should I expect during the trip? In Kathmandu we use newly build Hotel De Veda, which meets earthquake proof building code and is located in quiet part of Thamel. In Syamphrubensi we offer western style hotel accommodation and lodge accommodation on the trek with 3 meals included. During the climb we will provide double share expedition tent and simple nutritious food in high camps.
Yes you need -15°C sleeping bag if you like sleeping warm and cosy however -10°C sleeping bag may be sufficient for two nights in respective basecamps. All lodges on the way provide warm blankets.
Yes we will provide thick quality base matt in the base camp and down filled Thermarest style of airbed for the basecamp and high camps.
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We recommend purchasing down gear as well as fleece and Gore-Tex jackets from Keamp8848 in Kathmandu. We use their gear as our personal gear for trekking, climbing and mountaineering due to innovative design and high quality manufacturing equivalent or better, for Himalayan use, to leading western brands but for fraction of the cost. If you require down suit you will need to order it one month prior to your arrival. Please contact us and we will assist you with the order.
You will also require basic climbing gear such as helmet, Ice-axe, crampons, climbing and trekking boots and following climbing hardware: alpine style of harness (Black Diamond Alpine Bod), ascender device, rappel device, minimum 4 karabiners (2 locking and 2 non-locking) and 4 Prusik loops (2 long and two short. Your info pack will contain details.
IMA recommends quality over price for comfort and safety and long term savings. Quality can be expensive but it doesn't have to be if one select right gear from right OEM. Naturally there is budget advantage of buying from quality Nepali OEM and you will pay 25-50% for similar or better designed Nepali gear comparing to leading US or European brands. We use and recommend Keamp8848 for quality, innovative design and the price. Your guide will direct you to Keamp8848 factory showroom in Thamel located only 5 minutes' walk from hotel De Veda. You should consider purchasing your Gore-Tex climbing/trekking jacket, Gore-Tex over pants, Fleece jacket and down jacket in Kathmandu. Another Nepali OEM to consider is Sonam brand, which has comparable pricing to Keamp8848, however quality of fabric is different and it lacks innovative design features of Keamp8848.
Climbing hardware is readily available in numerous trekking/climbing stores in Kathmandu, so you don't need to bring them on the plane and save the weight of your luggage. We will advise you details within you info pack.
Apply Layering Principle while Trekking and Climbing
While biking and trekking in any mountainous undulating environment and in particularly at high altitudes where the weather is also a subject to rapid changes one needs to adopt layering principle with clothing to regulate body temperature ensuring that the body temperature stays in comfortable range to prevent excessive sweating followed by rapid cooling. When you start the day wear sufficient number of layers to keep warm but as soon as you feel overheating remove a layer on the go quickly to prevent unnecessary overheating and sweating.
Take advantage of Merino Wool as a first layer
For layer one garments we recommend Merino Wool from Icebreaker because the company understands climbers and mountaineers needs and utilizes the best quality material. No other company can at this stage (spring 2015) match Icebreaker quality. The quality in extreme conditions is essential for your comfort and safety. Merino wool is the finest wool and it matches cotton with softness and polypropylene with insulation and breathing-ability because it takes moisture away from the body and keeps you dry and warm.
Utilize Merino Moisture Wicking, Insulation and Antibacterial Properties
The process of taking the moisture away from the body is called wicking. Wool and synthetic fabrics are really good wicking materials hence they are very suitable to wear for hard physical activity such as trekking, mountain biking and climbing. Due to its natural nano-tube construction wool has also antibacterial properties, so it stays usable for much longer. It is slightly more expensive then polypropylene so is bike riding, trekking and climbing. Using cotton shirts for trekking, mountain biking or climbing in high altitude is a wrong and dangerous approach, which can lead to hypothermia.
We have incorporated acclimatization into the climbing sequence with appropriately scheduled approach by high altitude exercise physiologist, so there is no need for prior acclimatization. The only requirements is high level of endurance fitness.
Our philosophy is to maximize acclimatization and the climb and to minimize pointless and exhaustive trekking. We are climbing business with extensive climbing experience. By the time you reach the Basecamp of Yala peak you will be ready to climb and not exhausted. We climb 5550m high Yala peak as an acclimatization climb for 5844m Naya Kanga. We execute both climbs from intermittent climbing camp.
The risks during the Yala and Naya Kanga climb are potential to develop AMS, gastric problems or physical injury such as bleeding. IMA maintains programs and procedures to prevent and avoid all the above. We have appropriately equipped and up-to-dated First Aid Kit and train staff how to use it effectively. We require each group member to have valid Travel Insurance, which allows Medivac. We treat AMS, gastric issues, and bleeding. If required we activate emergency evacuation by helicopter, so we require all climbers to obtain Travel insurance to cover helicopter evacuation and medical expenses.
There are some risks associated with natures' activities such as excessive unseasonal snowfall or landslide blocking the path and potential earthquake. We have developed western style and quality emergency and evacuation procedures to ensure safety on our adventure, which includes double back-up communication channels to our office in Kathmandu to assists us with any emergency.
Yes, all climbers are required to purchase adequate Travel Insurance, which doesn't exclude helicopter emergency evacuation. Insurance is not expensive compering to the cost of expedition and potential cost of evacuation.
Acute Altitude Sickness (AMS) is the reaction of the body adjusting to decreasing amount of oxygen in the bloodstream. The higher the altitude, the less oxygen is available for the body to carry on normal functions. This is caused by decreased partial pressure of Oxygen, a difference between external and intercellular pressures.
Altitude sickness most commonly occurs from above 2,800 metres (9,200ft) but this is different for everyone - there is simply no way of knowing your own susceptibility prior to being at the altitude thus it is vital you monitor your own health. In principle higher cardiovascular fitness decreases susceptibility to AMS. Symptoms of AMS may be mild and subside/go away after a day's rest, or if it ignored it could lead to serious health issues including death. All biking adventure participants are required to purchase adequate Travel Insurance, which doesn't exclude helicopter emergency evacuation.
Symptoms can appear within 1-2 hours although most often appear 6-10 hours after ascent and generally subside in 1-2 days as the body adjusts to altitude. They may reappear as you continue to go higher. Symptoms of AMS usually occur gradually and can be one or a combination of the following:
Symptoms generally associated with more severe Acute Mountain Sickness include:
At high altitude all people will experience some of the above symptoms in a mild form. If the body is unable to adjust to altitude these symptoms will persist and, if they are left untreated, altitude sickness may progress to High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE) or High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE). Edema means simply fluid accumulation in your interstitial body tissues. Both HACE and HAPE can be fatal if ignored.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF HAPE (fluid in the lungs)?
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF HACE (fluid in the brain)?
Certain medical conditions (such as respiratory disease) or medications (such as sleeping pills) can increase the risk of altitude sickness - it is important that you inform your guide of any medical conditions or medications before ascending to altitude. You can help your body to acclimatise and avoid altitude sickness by:
WHAT IS THE TREATMENT?
Most travellers are able to successfully acclimatise by following the previously mentioned guidelines. However, there are instances where medical treatment is required. Ultimately, the best treatment for AMS is to descend to a lower altitude and rest. Early diagnosis is important. Acute mountain sickness is easier to treat in the early stages.Our guides have training and experience in AMS symptoms recognition, prevention and treatment. The guide will monitor your all the time for symptoms and will pace you appropriately to minimize your exposure to AMS.We ask you to cooperate with the guide by reporting any above described symptoms and allow your guide to undertake appropriate and timely action such as take a rest and have a drink or snack, help you to carry your day pack or change a pace, take extra day rest or descent if necessary.
Your Guide will carry some medications in First Aid Kit and may suggest medication such as Ibuprophen, Paracetamol, combination of them or specific AMS medication. Standard and effective medication for prevention of AMS is Acetazolamide (Diamox) and it may be given to help improve breathing and reduce mild symptoms. This drug can cause increased urination. Ensure you drink plenty of fluids and avoid alcohol when taking this drug.With severe cases of AMS our guide will contact our Kathmandu office and arrange your evacuation by helicopter. Before we accept you on the trek we will require that you purchase health and travel insurance including helicopter rescue and hospitalization.
Yala/Naya Kanga climbing combo is technically easy even for trekker or beginner climber. The challenge is in doing two climbs in a short succession because most of even very fit people are not used to endurance events. Doing any of these peaks alone is a reasonable for any fit person but executing one after another is a challenging event for most of fit people.
You should be in general good physical shape to start with. Generally our customers for this combo climb are bike riders or recreational runners and many test themselves with occasional 10km city fun runs or 50km mountain bike rides or 100km road rides. Considerable number of clients have at some stage completed marathon run. You don't need to be competitive just to be able to complete run or ride within average event time. If you completed one of the above within last 6 months you are well pre-qualifying and ready for Yala/Naya Kanga expedition.
If you are in a good shape, the only thing you have to do now is 3 month ramp-up before the adventure. You should aim to jog three to four times weekly trying to get your 10km within 1 hour or 100km road ride within 5 hours, which will mean that you can sustain continuous exercise. To prepare for that you should preference outdoor step training or riding hills minimum twice a week. The more hills and steps you manage to get in, the more enjoyable the ride will be and you will also get more benefits out of the adventure.
The start of Naya Kanga has a short 3m chimney climb, where your Sherpa guide will set-up a fix rope for you to climb and we will use it to rappel on the way down so you should be confident with rappel techniques. We offer rappel clinics in Australia, so please contact us about it. We will also teach you the technique before the climb.
WHY DO IT?...
Part of doing the adventure is the aspect of motivation, and setting your goals and meeting them. The adventure participation will be beneficial to you in all aspects of your personal and professional endeavours. Our exercise suggestions are designed for you get fitter and hopefully influence your healthy lifestyle as result of the ride.
Please ask us for detailed advice.
The adventure is scheduled during the best weather period in the area. Langtang area has low precipitation during climbing season with lots of sunny days, however with dramatic climate change we see disturbance of weather patterns with unusual precipitation and unpredictable cold weather snaps, so you have to be prepared for that with extra warm gear. Please check average temperature and precipitation in Kyanjin Gumba.
Absolutely, we welcome individual travellers on our fixed departure but we reserve the right to cancel the departure due to insufficient participation and to offer alternative departure. We require a minimum group of 4 participants. Naturally we will offer group prices for people joining as a group. Our adventure calculator will show you adventure of joining us together with friends.
Complete the booking form on the adventure page, select size of your group and required services and find out price for your group. Simply click on BOOK/INQUIRE button and give us required details. We will send you invoice for the deposit of 30% of the trip value. After paying deposit for the trip we will send you booking confirmation and Shishapangma Climbing Information. The balance is due 2 months prior departure. The deposit as well as the balance may be paid by bank money transfer or by Credit Card via secure PayPal system.
Simply complete BOOKIG/INQUIRE form and specify information you require in the message and we will engage with you by e-mail or if you prefer we will call you at the time convenient to you.
IMA Yala/Naya Kanga climb is scheduled during spring and autumn, so the weather should typically be good with many sunny days with temperatures above freezing during the day and subfreezing during the night. The Naya Kanga climbing camp is located at 4900m and is subject to mountain weather with possible snow storms and unexpected cold snaps and unseasonal weather.
You will require appropriate Gore-Tex windproof jacket and over pants and down jacket. You will also require down sleeping bag for the altitude camps.
Both peak climbs are easy and semi-technical and you will require a minimum mountaineering gear including mountaineering climbing boots, crampons, ice-axe, alpine harness, accessory Prusik loops, karabiners, ascender and rappel device.
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