North East Ridge

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Langtang, Nepal, Asia
Route Type:
Snow Climb/Small Glacier
Time Required:
A few days
Alpine PD+

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North East Ridge
Created On: Jun 1, 2005
Last Edited On: Jun 1, 2005


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Route Description

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From Kyanjin head back towards Langtang and cross the Langtang Khola and double back following the well known trail towards the Ganja La. Follow this trail until you reach a point where you can establish a camp, typically at Branchen Kharka or Nyengang Kharka.Your choice will probably be determined by wherever the snow line occurs and camping just by it. You now have a choice, either to go for the summit from here or to establish a second camp just below the Ganja La at the beginning of a small glacial shelf. From this shelf, 16,700ft, cross the glacier in the direction of the crevasses to the foot of a shallow couloir leading to the North East Ridge. Climb up the couloir onto the ridge and follow the main summit. Overall time to the summit from high camp, 5-7 hours

Essential Gear

Typical winter dress and gear: Crampons, ice axe, couple of slings, 3-4 snow stakes if you want to fix some lines, rope, personal belay device and carabiners.

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North East Ridge

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