Langtang Valley Ganja La Pass Trek - 13 Days

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  • Duration: 13 Days
  • Trip Grade: Strenuous Strenuous
  • Country: Nepal
  • Region: Langtang
  • Max. Altitude: 5122m/16,800ft
  • Best Season: Spring/Autumn
  • Group Size: Min 2 Pax
  • Trip Start/Ends: Kathmandu
  • Trek Style: Tea House/Camping
  • Transportation: Land Transportation

Langtang Valley Ganja La Pass treks offers you breathtaking wilderness experience in the heart of Langtang region. This route traverse from famous Langtang village to Helambu crossing Ganja La Pass (5122 meters). Follow the Langtang Himalayan Range exploring Authentic Tibetan and Tamang culture and bio diversity. The combination of Rhododendron forests, Majestic Himalayan ranges, gigantic waterfalls and extreme passes makes this Trek one of the most diverse trekking in Nepal. 

The trekking starts with a drive from the crowded Kathmandu Valley and goes along the Tibetan-originated river of Trishuli to get to Syabrubesi. From there starts your real trekking trip along the Lama Hotel and village of Langtang until we get to the Kyanjin Gompa. From Kyanjin you will cross high pass of Ganja La traversing your route to Helambu region via beautiful villages of Tarke Gyang and Sermanthang. 


Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m/4,429ft)

Day 2: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1467m/4,812ft) via Trishuli (Nuwakot) - 150 Km/8 hrs

Day 3: Trek to Lama Hotel (2470m/8,103ft, 6 hrs)

Day 4: Trek to Langtang Village (3400m/11,154ft, 5 hrs)

Day 5: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3850m/12,631ft, 4 hrs)

Day 6: Acclimatization. Explore Tserko Ri (5000m/16,404ft, 7 hrs)

Day 7: Trek to Ganja La Phedi (4300m/14,104 ft,5-6 hrs)

Day 8: Trek to Keldang (4250m/13,940ft) via Ganja La Pass (5122m/16,800 ft) 6-7 hrs

Day 9: Trek to Yak Kharka (4000m/13,120ft, 5-6 hrs)

Day 10: Trek to Tarke Gyang (2,590m/8,497ft, 6 hrs)

Day 11: Trek to Sermathang (2600m/8530ft, 4 hrs)

Day 12: Hike to Melamchi Bazaar. Drive back to Kathmandu (45km, 3 hrs)

Day 13: Departure from TIA

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Welcome to the land of Himalaya at 1350 meters. You will be warmly welcomed by the mountains and our company representative will be standing with your name card at the arrival terminal. You will be escorted to your hotel and you will be provided with all the detailed information about your program. Overnight stay at Hotel in Kathmandu.

After breakfast, you will be driving north out of the Kathmandu Valley to Syabrubesi via Dhunche. This scenic drive through the mountainous terrain gives you an ample time to observe the scenic villages of Dhunche and Syabrubesi. Also, enjoy the Himalayan views of Ganesh Himal, Langtang Ri, Langtang Lirung, Naya Kangma, Dorje Lakpa, and various other mountains. You will be passing one of the important Hydro Projects of Nepal, the Trishuli Hydro Project along the way. Overnight in a tea house in Syabrubesi.

After breakfast, you commence your trek as you cross the Bhote Koshi River and follow the Langtang River. This trail gradually ascends through the dense bamboo forest. You ascend close to 1000 meters on the third day as the popular Lama Hotel is located at an altitude of nearly 2470 meters. Overnight in a tea house in Lama Hotel.

Today you ascend almost 900 meters as you reach the Langtang Village. The trekking route follows the route of ‘Ghoda Tabela’ which in Nepali means the 'Horse Stable'. Leaving the stable, you move on and the trail becomes quite even as you pass the beautiful scenery watching the Himalayan Yaks grazing on the field. Langtang Village is one of the oldest villages in Nepal and the view of breathtaking Himalayas from Langtang is quite famous. Overnight in a tea house in Langtang village.

Get up, perform some stretching exercises to warm your body up and get set for your trek. You start your trekking from Langtang to Kyanjin Gompa which despite being a mere 500 meters is quite fascinating because you come across several Cheese factories that are quite popular for the quality of Yak cheese they produce. Moreover, there are several Buddhist Monasteries in Kyanjin. The most popular one is the Kyanjin Gompa which is well known amongst the tourists. You will pass through the largest Mani Wall in Nepal made from stone with prayers written all over them. You will cross many wooden bridges and slowly get higher in altitude. The Kyanjin Gompa is surrounded by the Himalayas. You can wander around and experience the chirping of birds, grazing Yaks, beautiful glaciers & icefalls. Overnight in a tea house in Kyanjin Gompa.

Explore Tserko Ri which is situated at an altitude of 5000 meters. A well known spot for sunrise views over the himalaya and glaciers. Visit yak pastures and Monasteries, meet locals and learn the culture. We have the rest of the day to explore the Gompa and the surrounding area. Overnight in a Local Guest House Lodge.

After breakfast trek through Rhododendron forests following the Langtang River. You will need to ascend steep paths until you reach Ganja La Phedi. Overnight stay in a Tented Camp.

You will have a strenuous day as you are crossing Ganja La pass situated at an altitude of 5220 meters. The pass is covered with deep snow almost throughout the year which makes it tricky and really difficult to cross. The summit will give you an Ample opportunity to witness the dramatic Himalayan vistas. Descend down to Keldang for overnight stay. Overnight stay in a Tented Camp.

After breakfast descend down to Yak kharka. Follow the ridge line through pine and Rhododendron forests until with some ascends and descends until you reach Yak Kharka. Overnight stay in a Tented Camp.

After breakfast, descend to Tarkheghyang forests crossing a pass of 4100 meters. Walk through pine, juniper and Rhododendron forests until you reach Tarkegyhang which boasts several beautiful monasteries along with the traditional Sherpa culture. Overnight in a Local Guest House Lodge.

You further explore the Helambu region as you leave Tarkegyang and head towards Sermathang (2600m/8530ft). Sermathang is a beautiful village which offers insights into some of the oldest Hyolmo cultures and traditions. There are impressive views of the Dorje Lhakpa and looking North-East is the Panch Pokhari Lake, a part of the Jugal Himal Trek. Rest your body and mind with a pleasant breeze from the Himalayas. Overnight in a tea house in Sermathang.

After a short walk to Melamchi Bazaar, you will travel by a vehicle to Kathmandu. A couple of hours drive from Melamchi Bazaar takes you back to Kathmandu. Upon your arrival to Kathmandu, you will be dropped at your hotel. This is an opportunity to have a rest in your hotel once you arrive. Overnight in a hotel in Kathmandu.

Your trip concludes. A Great Nepal representative will escort you to the airport 3 hours before your scheduled flight.

Inclusion

  • Airport transfers using private A/c vehicle.
  • Transportation from Kathmandu-Syabrubesi and Melamchi-Kathmandu on Local Jeep or Bus.
  • Two Nights accommodation using Three star Hotel in Kathmandu on Twin sharing basis (BB).
  • Accommodation in the best available Lodges, Guesthouses during the trekking days using Twin Sharing/Dormitory room.
  • Three meals a day followed by tea/coffie while on trekking days. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
  • Government licensed English speaking Guide throughout the trek.
  • The required number of staff and Porters to carry your luggage during the trek. (02Trekkers:01Porter)
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine, and transportation for office staffs.
  • Langtang National Park fees and TIMS (Trekker Information Management System) and other necessary permits.
  • Farewell dinner with Cultural show and Authentic Nepalese Cuisine in Kathmandu.
  • First aid medical kit.
  • Service charge and Government Taxes.

Exclusion

  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu (Each item costs about $4 - $7 dollars depending on place where you eat)
  • Snacks, soft drinks, alcoholic drinks, water and personal items, Wifi access fees in lodges, fees for hot showers, towels, laundry or other services and Personal trekking gear while trekking.
  • Your travel insurance (compulsory), this must include helicopter rescue (Medical Tests and Hospitalization expenses. (These should be covered by your travel insurance provider)
  • International airfare and airport departure tax
  • Nepal entry visa cost. One can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US$ 40 or equivalent in foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US$ 100. Please bring 2 passport-size photos.
  • Any extra expenses arising out of various/unforeseen situations like( natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances)
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Which is not mandatory but highly appreciated)
  • Any other items not mentioned on above Include Section.

Trip highlights

  • Explore Buddhist culture of Langtang and HElambu region.
  • Cross challanging pass of Ganja La (5122m/16,800ft).
  • Trek through some of the least explored trials in Nepal.
  • Witness dramatic Himalayan vistas from Tserko Ri.

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