Langtang Ganjala Pass Trekking

  • Langtang Ganjala Pass Trekking

18 Days •  

  • Trip Duration: 17 Nights / 18 Days
  • Group size: 1-20 Pax
  • Ends in: Kathmandu
  • Departure City: Kathmandu
  • Max Altitude: 5122m
  • Activities: Sightseeing / Trekking

Overview

Trip Information

One of the difficult Pass in Langtang region Ganja la pass is ( 5132 m.) In this trek trekkers can enjoy Buddhist culture and tradition. Beautiful Himalayan sightseeing as well as beautiful Buddhist monastery can be seen on the way.

Trek route from KyanjinGompa in Langtang to TarkeGyang in Helambu crossing 5106m begins Ganja La Pass trekking. Crossing the LangtangKhola below KyanjinGompa, the trail makes a steep climb along the ridge on the south side of the valley through a forest of rhododendron and juniper. Ganja La trail continues south, following streams and moraines and climbing steeply towards the pass. The views to the north from the pass, of LangtangLirung and the snow peaks in Tibet, including Shisha Pangma at 8013m, are outstanding.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu, Welcome and transfer to Hotel.

Our airport representative will be waiting outside the airport terminal a few metres from the exit door. Please check your name at play card. He will bring you to hotel in kathmandu. Then drive from the airport to the hotel.

Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel

Meal: N/A

Day 2: Kathmandu (1360m) Sightseeing

In the morning we explore Kathmandu on an organised sightseeing tour. We visit Bodhnath Stupa, one of the biggest Buddhist shrines in the world, where we observe Buddhist monks in prayer in the monasteries surrounding the stupa. We also visit Pashupatinath, the most famous Hindu temple in the country, located on the banks of the holy Bagmati River. Here we see Hindu holy men (sadhus) meditating, pilgrims bathing and occasionally funeral pyres burning on the ghats. The rest of our time in Kathmandu is free for further sightseeing and exploration. In the late afternoon you will be issued with your Trek Pack and departure information for the next morning.

Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel

Meal: Breakfast

Day 03 - Drive to Syabru Besi (1,462 m) on a Public Bus - 8 hours

Early in the morning, we drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi which takes about eight hours on a public bus. Driving through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Syabru Besi passing Dhunche, we’ll get a glimpse of Ganesh Himal after driving along the mighty Trishuli River. Terraced green hills and lush forests make the drive very pleasurable. Parts of the road though may be bumpy and under construction.

Accommodation: Guest House

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 04 - Trek to Lama Hotel (2,500 m) - 5 hours

The first part of the trail crosses through the Bhote Koshi River and follows the Langtang Khola. This trail gradually ascends up to Bamboo (1,960 m) passing rugged paths. Afterward, our trek climbs gently to Rimche (2,400 m). We can have lunch at this place and at the end of our trail is the Lama Hotel. En route we could see red pandas, monkeys and bears if we are lucky.

Accommodation: Tea House

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 05 - Trek to Langtang village (3,307 m) - 5 hours

The trek route follows Gumanechok at Ghoda Tabela which literally means the Horse Stable. After this the trail climbs gradually to the beautiful valley with yaks about. Langtang is a typical village and one of the oldest along this trekking route. The views of the mountains are spectacular and become more imposing as we trek closer.

Accommodation: Tea House

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 06 - Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3,798 m) - 4 hours

It is shorter walk today, but adequate for acclimatizing. There are some interesting things to explore, especially the famous cheese factory – don’t forget to try some locally produced cheese as fresh as it could get. This beautiful valley is on the lap of the Langtang Lirung. This is the spot where we can explore the valley and climbs several small peaks (hillocks).

Accommodation: Tea House

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 07 - Kyanjin Gompa Exploration Day

Today is a day to rest as we explore the area. You can visit the monastery and the cheese factory, walk up the moraine to see the spectacular ice faces and tumbling glaciers of Langtang Lirung or ascend Kyangjin Ri (4,350 m) which is the highest point of this trek, directly behind the village, for a breath-taking panorama of the Langtang peaks.

Accommodation: Tea House

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 08 - Trek to Ngegang (4,000 m) - 5 hours

The trail goes on ascending and the area is covered with natural vegetation. No villages can be seen in this area, hence no lodges are available.

Accommodation: Tea House

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 09 - Trek to Keldang (4,300 m) via Ganja La (5,200 m) - 6 hours

Today is comparatively more strenuous as we have to cross the Ganja La Pass (5,200 m) covered with snowy ice in most months.

Accommodation: Tea House

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 10 - Trek to Dukpu (4,080 m) - 6.5 hours

A long day walking along the ridge and grassland, with amazing views of Himalayas. The camping site will be in the forest.

Accommodation: Tea House

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 11 - Trek to Tarkeghyang (2,560 m) - 5.5 hours

The trail descends slightly before climbing over a 4,100 m pass, from where the spectacular view of the Annapurna and the Everest regions can be clearly seen. From the pass the trail descends through the pine forest, rhododendron forest past a tiny herder settlement called Tarkeghyang. We can visit one of the oldest Buddhist monasteries and Sherpa villages in this region. We will be welcomed by cheerful and friendly people of this village.

Accommodation: Tea House

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 12 - Trek to Shermathang (2,621 m) - 5.5 hours

This day the trail is quite easy through the flat land with beautiful forests and small streams along the way. We’ll visit a beautiful village half way to Shermathang, another pretty Sherpa village where we can see many ancient monasteries and also the Jugal Himal range on the north face of the village.

Accommodation: Tea House

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 13 - Trek to Melamchi Pul Bazaar (846 m) - 5 hours

The trail gradually descends all the way to Melamchi Pul Bazaar through meadows and cultivated fields. Along the way, we come across several old villages with their own unique traditions. The walk today is quite pleasant with great mountain views.

Accommodation: Guest House

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 14 - Drive from Melamchi Pul Bazaar to Kathmandu in a Public Bus - 4 hours

After breakfast, we travel along a bumpy gravel path up to Lamidanda and then follow the metalled road up to Kathmandu.

Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel

Meal: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 15 - Leisure Day and Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu

If you are interested in extending the trip, there are many options such as Chitwan jungle safari, river rafting adventure, Kathmandu shopping tour, mountain biking and other activities.

In the evening we will have a farewell dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural performances.

Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel

Meal: Breakfast

Day 16: Final Departure from Kathmandu.

Free until airport reporting time; either walk around market or do some shopping. After that you will transfered to airport to connect your flight to home

Accommodation: N/A

Meal: Breakfast

Trip Map

Trip Inclusion

What is included?

  • All necessary trekking permit
  • English speaking trekking guide
  • 2 person = 1 porter for baggage supply
  • Hotels while in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Full board food during trekking
  • All guesthouse stays during trekking
  • Half day Kathmandu guided sightseeing tours
  • Airport pick up & drop
  • Travel insurance & other expenses for guide and porters
  • Kathmandu to Syabru Besi & Syabru to Kathmandu by Private Jeep

What is not included?

  • Nepal Visa
  • Any international flight
  • Any entrace fees during sightseeing
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Travel insurance & Personal expenses
  • Evacuation Cost (Rescue charge)
  • Others which is not mentioned on the above included items.
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USD 1,677

18 days

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