Gosainkunda-Langtang Ganja la Trek

Gosainkunda-Langtang Ganja la Trek

Overview And Highlights

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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Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
LODGE
Elevation
1350

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.

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
LODGE
Elevation
2446

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.

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
LODGE
Elevation
3650

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.

Elevation
4361

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.

Elevation
2350

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

Elevation
2210

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.

Elevation
2380

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.

Elevation
3500

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.

Elevation
3800

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.

Elevation
5033

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.

Elevation
4000

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.

Elevation
5106

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.

Elevation
4080

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.

Elevation
2740

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

Elevation
2621

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.

Elevation
846

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.

What Is Included ?

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off services by private A/C vehicle
  •  Trekking guide
  • One porter for every 2 trekking participants (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
  • Land transportation from Kathmandu to Sundarijal and Melamchi Pul Bazaar to Kathmandu by bus/jeep
  •  Insurance and equipment for guides and porters 
  •  First aid kit
  • Tax, VAT and our service charge
  • Rescue assistance (In case of emergency, we will organize prompt and professional rescue services. To arrange timely evacuation/rescue by helicopter, you must be well insured from a reliable travel insurance company that covers both helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost.)
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on the last evening
  •  Souvenir (t-shirt, mug, pen, bag, etc.)

What Is Excluded?

  • Personal nature expenses (Telephone calls, internet, toiletries, battery recharge, hot shower, laundry, soft drinks, beers and any alcoholic beverages)
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for involved staffs
  • Meals and hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (even in case of early arrival or late departure, early return from trekking due to any personal reason than the scheduled itinerary)    

Gosainkunda-Langtang Ganja la Trek Altitude Profile

Route Map

Route map

Additional Information

Below is a list of equipment and clothing required for trekking. The necessity of these items depends on the type, altitude, timing and destination of trekking. Appropriate trekking gears are not only required for the comfort/pleasure of your trek but also to improve safety factor.  Please have a look over these items in order to fully prepare and thoroughly enjoy the trekking. 

General Items:

Daypack, Rucksack, Sleeping bag, Duffel bag, Walking Poles, walking boots, sandals, Toiletries (Soaps, Toilet papers, Sanitizers, toothpaste, tooth brush, etc.)

Clothing Items:

Thermal underwear, Down jacket, Shorts, Trekking trousers, Towels, Woolen gloves, Gaiters, Fleece jacket or Pullover, Wind/water proof jacket, Raincoat, Warm socks, buff   

Sun-worn Items:

Sun hat, Sunglasses, Snow goggles, Sunscreen, Lip balm

Gadgets:

Headlamp, Flash light, Binoculars, Cameras (chargers and batteries),  

Liquid/Snacks:

Water bottle/bladder, Water purification Iodine tablets, Energy bars and snacks

Medical Essentials:

First Aid Kit 

Optional:

Altimeter, Compass, Binoculars, Books/magazines, GPS, Pocket knife, Candles (for lodges), Notebook with pencil/pen, etc 

Additional items for camping trek:

Tent, Stove and fuel, Utensils for cooking, eating and drinking, sleeping mattresses

Note: We can also provide sleeping bag, down jacket, duffel bag, walking poles, and First Aid Kit in case if you don’t have one. These items are inclusive of total package price. 

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