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Langtang Ganja-La Pass Trek (14 Days)

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Trip Highlights

Duration: 14 Days

Type of Trek: Tea House (Lodge) / Camping

Max Altitude: 5033 m.

Minimum Pax: 1 +

Mode of travel: Land Transportation

Grade: Strenuous

Langtang Ganja La Pass Trek takes you over Ganja La Passsituated at 5130m. As you make your way south of Langtang village at a height of 3300m, the Langtang Ganja-La Pass trek embraces the dramatic views of Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, Dorje Lakpa, Yala peak, Naya Kanga, Gaurishanker, the Himal Chuli, and Mananslu.

Langtang Ganja La Pass trek is a challenging and adventure trek because of its difficulty. It requires technical skill and climbing equipment. It is also a popular trek among tourists as the main attraction of Ganja La Pass trek is an entirely wilderness adventure trek. The trek includes many Tibetan and Tamang villages and beautiful snow peaks. Kyangjing Gompa is a quaint little Tibetan village where you get a chance to experience the simplicity of Tibetan culture.

Ganja La Pass is a both lodging and camping trek. There are three days along the way with no lodges and settlements so only camping are possible and should be well equipped with food and supplies.

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Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche (1966m.) takes about eight hours.

Day 02: Trek from Dhunche to Syabru Gaon (2581m.) takes about five and half hours.

Day 03: Trek from Syabru Gaon to Lama Hotel (2470m.) takes about five hours.

Day 04: Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3430m.) via Ghore Tabela takes about six hours.

Day 05: Trek from Langtang Village to Kyangjin (3870m.) takes about three hours.

Day 06: Rest day at Kyangjin Gompa and excursion in and around the area.

Day 07: Trek and climb up to Tserko Ri (5033m.) and trek back to Kyangjin Gompa which takes about seven hours.

Day 08: Trek from Kyanjing Gompa to Ngegang (4000m.) which takes about five hours.

Day 09: Trek from Ngegang to Keldang (5106m.) via Ganja La (5100m.) which takes about five and half hours.

Day 10: Trek from Keldang to Dukpu (4080m.) which takes about five and half hours.

Day 11: Trek from Dukpu to Tarkeghyang (2740m.) takes approximately five hours.

Day 12: Trek from Tarkeghyang to Shermathang (2621m.) which takes about four hours.

Day 13: Trek from Shermathang to Melamchi Pul Bazaar (846m.) takes approximately five hours.

Day 14: Drive from Melamchi Pul Bazaar to Kathmandu which takes about six hours.

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche (1966m.) takes about eight hours.

You head north out of Kathmandu driving through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Dhunche. Your drive from Kathmandu to the destination is either by local bus or land cruiser. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 02: Trek from Dhunche to Syabru Gaon (2581m.) takes about five and half hours.

The initial part of the trek is a leisurely walk through forests and terraced hill slopes. As you enter Syabru, you descend to the ridgeline that separates the Langtang Khola from the Trisuli River. Syabru is a beautiful village stretched out along the ridgeline. You will continue through the village to your campsite about fifteen minutes beyond, on the slopes below the village. The sunset is spectacular. From here you can enjoy spectacular views of Lantang Lirung (7245m.) and Tibetan Himal ranges. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 03: Trek from Syabru Gaon to Lama Hotel (2470m.) takes about five hours.

The trail descends along the ridge on Syabru's main street and then drops to the Ghopche Khola (2050 m.) and again descends to the landslide (1810m.). There after, your trek ascends gently to Rimche (2400m.) through Bamboo (1960m.) and at the end you travel along a level path to Lama Hotel. En-route you may get lucky and spot red pandas and monkeys in their natural habitat. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 04: Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3430m.) via Ghore Tabela takes about six hours.

At Ghora Tabela [3000m], the trail emerges from the forest. While walking here, you might be able to catch a glimpse of white monkeys and local birds. The trail continues to climb gently and the valley widens, passing a few temporary settlements used by herders who bring their livestock to graze in the high pastures during the summer months. There is a monastery which you can visit shortly before arriving at the village of Langtang, the headquarters of the Langtang National Park. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 05: Trek from Langtang Village to Kyangjin (3870m.) takes about three hours.

The trail climbs 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 should arrive at Kyangjin by lunch time allowing time to acclimatize and explore the area. It is a dramatic setting, with snow- covered peaks surrounding you in all directions. At this point, you can enjoy the panoramic views of Dorje Larpa (6990m.), Langtang Ri (6370m.) and Langtang Lirung (7245m.)Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 06: Rest day at Kyangjin Gompa and excursion in and around the area.

You can visit the monastery and cheese factory, walk up the moraine to see the spectacular ice faces and glaciers of Langtang Lirung or ascend Kyangjin Ri [4350m], directly behind the village, for a breathtaking panorama of the Langtang peaks. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 07: Trek and climb up to Tserko Ri (5033m.) and trek back to Kyangjin Gompa which takes about seven hours.

You trek along a steep path all the way to the top. Along the way you can see Himalayan pheasants, Himalayan deer and outstanding views of surrounding peaks and mountains. From Tserko Ri, you are quite captivated by the panoramic views of Sisapangma, Langshisa Ri, NayaKang, Yala peak, Langtang Lirung and many others. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 08: Trek from Kyanjing Gompa to Ngegang (4000m.) which takes about five hours.

From here you can not see any villages. The trail goes on ascending and area is covered with little natural vegetation. Since there are no lodge available, you need to camp.

Day 09: Trek from Ngegang to Keldang (5106m.) via Ganja La (5100m.) which takes about five and half hours.

This day is comparatively strenuous as you need to cross the Ganja la pass which is covered by snowy ice throughout most of the year. Spend the night in camp. Your camping site will be inside the forest.

Day 10: Trek from Keldang to Dukpu (4080m.) which takes about five and half hours.

This day you will walk along a ridge and grassland with amazing views of Mountains. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 11: Trek from Dukpu to Tarkeghyang (2740m.) takes approximately five hours.

The trail descends about 200m. Views from the pass are spectacular to the Annapurna and Everest Regions. The trail then descends through pine and rhododendron forest, past a tiny herder’s settlement to Tarkeghyang. You can visit one of the oldest Buddhist monasteries and Sherpa villages. These villages are well-settled and are inhabited by friendly and cheerful natrured people. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 12: Trek from Tarkeghyang to Shermathang (2621m.) which takes about four hours.

This day the trail is quite easier across flat land with beautiful forests on the way. Shermathang is another pretty Sherpa village where you can visit many ancient monasteries. There you can see the Jugal Himal range at the north face of Shermathang village. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 13: Trek from Shermathang to Melamchi Pul Bazaar (846m.) takes approximately five hours.

The trail gradually descends all the way to Melamchi Pul Bazaar through meadows ad cultivated fields. On the way, you come across several old villages with their own particular traditions. Walking this day is quite pleasant with mountain views and interaction with local and friendly people. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 14: Drive from Melamchi Pul Bazaar to Kathmandu which takes about six hours.

You travel on a gravel and bumpy path to Lamidanda and then you follow the pitched road to 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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Clients Reviews

Dear Nava & Shiva,

(5/5)

Thank you very much for the wonderful trip to the Langtang area. We had a great time and saw many beautiful things. We really liked to see the Yaks & Naks for the first time in our life!

Also playing card games, especially “CANASTA”, with our guide. Shiva was very nice. We had a very special new years eve in Kyangjin Gumpa. Sometimes climbing was very tough (especially for Lisa), but at the end it was all worth it!

Again thanks a lot for everything!

Greetings from
Gusta, Rob & Lisa
The Netherlands
05/01/2012

Thank you for a fantastic experience in the Himalaya

(5/5)

Thank you for a fantastic experience in the Himalaya, with Ramesh and Gopal who enhanced our enjoyment immensely. Ramesh’s knowledge and communication skill, and Gopal’s humour and strength made things a lot easier for us. The weather was glorious throughout; the scene of the himalaya, and the friendliness of the people of Langtang all made for a memorable experience in Nepal; Land of contrasts !

Rick,Adrian & David
Australia & Britain
14/03/2010

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