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Gosainkunda-Langtang Ganja la Trek (16 Days)

Trip Highlights

Duration: 16 Days

Type of Trek: Tea House (Lodge) / Camping

Max Altitude: 5033 m.

Minimum Pax: 1 +

Mode of travel: Land Transportation

Grade: Strenuous

Gosaikunda-Langtang Ganja La Trek route goes through traditional ethnic villages and untouched forests. In this valley besides natural wonders you can get the opportunity to explore the amazing life styles of Tamang and Sherpa peoples and their cultures besides that you can see wild animals like Himalayan Thar, Red panda, Leopards, Musk deer and different species of birds also.The popular Kyangjing Gompa where you can sample the local yak cheese and visit the ancient Buddhist Monastery.

The Langtang Ganjala Trek opens up the dramatic views of the Himal Chuli(7893m), Mananslu(8156m) and Ganesh Himal(7406). This Ganja la trek takes you to Lantang, the valley of glaciers, before proceeding to the challenging route of the Ganja La Pass.

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Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal (1350m.) takes about one hour and then take the uphill walk to Chisopani.

Day 02: Trek from Chisopani to Kutumsang (2446m.) takes about six and half hours.

Day 03: Trek from Kutumsang to Ghopte via Magen Goth (3514m.) and Tharepati Pass (3650m.) takes about six hours.

Day 04: Trek from Ghopte to Gosaikunda (4361m.) takes approximately seven hours.

Day 05: Trek from Gosaikunda to Chandanbari (2350m.) takes about five hours.

Day 06: Trek from Chandanbari to Syabru Gaon (2210m.)which takes approximately four hours.

Day 07: Trek from Syabru Gaon to Lama Hotel (2380m.) takes about five hours.

Day 08: Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang (3500m.) takes about five hours.

Day 09: Trek from Langtang to Kyangjin Gompa (3800m.) takes about three hours.

Day 10: Today you trek and climb up to Tserko Ri (5033m.) and then trek back to Kyangjin Gompa takes about six and half hours.

Day 11: Trek from Kyanjing Gompa to Ngegang (4000m.) takes about five hours.

Day 12: Trek from Ngegang to Keldang (5106m.) via Ganja La (5100m.) takes about five and half hours.

Day 13: Trek from Keldang to Dukpu (4080m.) takes about five and half hours.

Day 14: Trek from Dukpu to Tarkeghyang (2740m.) takes approximately five hours.

Day 15: Trek from Tarkeghyang to Shermathang (2621m.) takes about four hours.

Day 16: Trek from Shermathang to Melamchi Pul Bazaar (846m.) takes about four hours.

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal (1350m.) takes about one hour and then take the uphill walk to Chisopani.

The trail will enter through the Shivpuri Watershed and Wildlife Reserve. The first settlement you come across is Mulkharka with Tamang inhabitants. The route goes down the ridge through a forest of oaks and rhododendron to Chisopani (2300m.) Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 02: Trek from Chisopani to Kutumsang (2446m.) takes about six and half hours.

The trail descends to Chisopani and continues to descend through Pathi Bhanjyang until Gul Bhanjyang. The trail climbs the ridge from Gul Bhanjyang to another pass at 2620m. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 03: Trek from Kutumsang to Ghopte via Magen Goth (3514m.) and Tharepati Pass (3650m.) takes about six hours.

The trek continues north up the Yurin Danda ridge and offers views of the great peaks. The trail climbs above Kutumsang on a steep, eroded trail mostly through fir and rhododendron forest where there are no permanent settlements. It then descends to Magen Goth. You will reach Tharepati consisting of a few Goths and lodges where you will spend the night in a lodge.

Day 04: Trek from Ghopte to Gosaikunda (4361m.) takes approximately seven hours.

The trail ascends through a meadow of bushes and some rhododendron trees up to Phedi (3500m.) The path ascends along a stream through alpine trees. The trail then is bit rough and crosses moraines but it is well marked with rock cairns. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 05: Trek from Gosaikunda to Chandanbari (2350m.) takes about five hours.

The trail gently ascends for a short time through different chortens and small Shiva temples before descending to Laure Binayak to Singh Gompa. The trail will now go through the forest to reach Chandanbari. Stay overnight at lodge

Day 06: Trek from Chandanbari to Syabru Gaon (2210m.)which takes approximately four hours.

The trail descends through the forest before coming across the Chortens on the route specially built for offering prayers by Buddhists. You will then reach Syabru Gaon which is densely populated by Buddhist people. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 07: Trek from Syabru Gaon to Lama Hotel (2380m.) takes about five hours.

The trail initially crosses the Langtang Khola (stream) and then gradually climbs up through the sub-tropical forests, teeming with bird-life, to join the trail from Syabru. You then follow the river, climbing through uninhabited forests of oak and rhododendron. You climb along a steep trail to the forest. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 08: Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang (3500m.) takes about five hours.

As you continue ascending there are occasional glimpses of Langtang Lirung between the trees. At Ghora Tabela (3000m), the trail emerges from the forest. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 09: Trek from Langtang to Kyangjin Gompa (3800m.) takes about three hours.

The trail ascends gradually through small villages and yak pastures as the valley opens out further and the views become more extensive. After crossing several small streams and moraines, the trail reaches the settlement at Kyangjin. You arrive at Kyangjin by lunch time allowing time to acclimatize and explore the area. It is a dramatic setting, with snow covered peaks such as Langtang Lirung, Ganjala peak, Tserko ri and Langsisa ri surrounding you in all directions. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 10: Today you trek and climb up to Tserko Ri (5033m.) and then trek back to Kyangjin Gompa takes about six and half hours.

You trek along a steeply ascending trail all the way to the top. On the way you can see Himalayan pheasants, Himalayan deer and outstanding views of surrounding peaks and mountains. From Tserko Ri, you have panoramic views of Sisapangma, Langshisa Ri, NayaKang, Yala peak, Langtang Lirung and many others. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 11: Trek from Kyanjing Gompa to Ngegang (4000m.) takes about five hours.

The trail goes on ascending and the area is covered with little natural vegetation. Since there are not any available lodges, you need to camp. Stay overnight in camp.

Day 12: Trek from Ngegang to Keldang (5106m.) via Ganja La (5100m.) takes about five and half hours.

This day is comparatively strenuous as you need to cross the Ganja la pass. You find the Ganja la pass covered with snowy ice most times throughout the year. Stay overnight in camp.

Day 13: Trek from Keldang to Dukpu (4080m.) takes about five and half hours.

Your camping site will be inside the forest. This day will be a long day walking along ridges and grassland with amazing views of the mountains. Stay overnight in camp.

Day 14: Trek from Dukpu to Tarkeghyang (2740m.) takes approximately five hours.

The trail descends about 200m. and then climbs the 4100m pass. Views from the pass are spectacular to the Annapurna and Everest Regions. From the pass, the trail descends through pine and rhododendron forests past a tiny herder’s settlement to Tarkeghyang. You can also visit one of the oldest Buddhist monasteries and Sherpa villages. These villages are well settled and are inhabited by friendly and cheerful natured people. Stay overnight in camp

Day 15: Trek from Tarkeghyang to Shermathang (2621m.) takes about four hours.

There is a beautiful village about half way to Shermathang. Shermathang is another pretty Sherpa village where you can visit several ancient monasteries. From here you can see the Jugal Himal. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 16: Trek from Shermathang to Melamchi Pul Bazaar (846m.) takes about four hours.

The trail gradually descends all the way to Melamchi Pul Bazaar through meadows and cultivated fields. On the way, you come across several old villages with their own particular traditions. On the same day drive from Melamchi Pul Bazaar to Kathmandu takes about four and half hours. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

The Trip includes following services:

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off services by private A/C car or Van
  • Trekking guide/s
  • Porter/s (1 porter carries 25 kilograms of luggage)
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Accommodation in Lodge (Tea house) some nights and some nights camping during the trek
  • Necessary camping equipment such as tents, mattresses, sleeping bags, down jackets, cooking utensils, etc.
  • Cook and kitchen helpers
  • Cooking fuel
  • Camping charges
  • Entry Permit for Langtang National Park
  • Trekkers' Information Management system (TIMS) card
  • All land transportation wherever applicable
  • Insurance and equipment's for the trekking staffs
  • First aid kit
  • Rescue assistance (Should any emergency arise during your trek, we will provide prompt and professional rescue and medical services. For this, it would be better to have your own travel insurance that can cover helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost in case required.
  • One farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on the last evening
  • Souvenir (t-shirt, mug, pen, bag, etc.)
  • All tax, VAT and company service charge

The Trip does not include:

  • Personal nature expenses
  • Drinks, beverages, hot shower, etc.
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips
  • Meals & hotel accommodation in Kathmandu

Note: There are different categories of Hotels in Kathmandu ranging from budget to 5 star hotels. We are happy to arrange your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per your interest and budget. Please inform us in advance about the type or category or price range of hotel that you would like to stay in.

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