Viewed from the hill above Kyangjin Gompa in the Langtang Valley, Naya Kanga Peak (5844) is a shapely mountain rising to the west of the Ganja La (5122m/16800ft) a popular, although at times difficult pass giving access to Helambu and the Kathmandu Valley. The normal route of ascent to Naya Kanga Peak is via the northeast ridge, an aesthetic line of 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 Naya Kanga Peak climbing is the superb views of peaks close to or in Tibet. The stunning panorama looking northeast 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.