|Langtang Valley and Ganjala Pass Trek|
Trekking in Langtang valley and Ganja La which is located north of Kathmandu offers a multitude of trekking destinations. Langtang is a narrow valley that lies just below the main Himalayan range to the north Tibet Border and a slightly lower range of snowy peaks to the south. A visit to the Langtang valley offers an opportunity to explore Tibetan villages, Tamang Villages, to climb small peaks and to visit glaciers at a comfortably low elevations. Kyanjin Gompa is a last Tibetan Village in the valley, from where a trek starts to Helambu over Ganja La Pass (5200M). The pass it self is not easy, during autumn and spring the pass opens for trekkers.
A trek Over Ganja la pass offers an entirely wilderness and adventure experience. If you are trekking during spring the forest on the trail is colorful and blooming full of Rhododendrons. To cross from Langtang into Helambu via the Ganja-La pass which is a serious undertaking requiring good equipment and experience from local guides. For three or four days there are no facilities and groups with their staff must be fully self-sufficient. Crossing of the pass requires the use of technical climbing equipment and trekkers must be skilled in the use of this and be prepared to assist less well-equipped porter staff. The trail follows a small valley before reaching the glaciated pass where the use of ropes, crampons and ice axes may be necessary.
Day 01- Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345meters).
There you will be met by our Airport Representative and transferred to hotel by private tourist vehicle. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02- Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley.
Your sightseeing trip will start at 9 AM in the morning after breakfast. We provide a private vehicle and professional tour guide. Places we visit are Pasupatinath temple, Buddhanath, Monkey temple, Bhaktpur durbar square and Kathmandu durbar square. The afternoon includes a final briefing and preparations for the trek. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03- Drive to Sybru Bensi (1462meters) by bus 8 hours.
Drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi which takes about nine hours by bus or Land cruiser depending on group size. You head north out of Kathmandu driving through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Syabru Besi passing through Dhunche. While passing along the road at the bank of Trishuli river you catch a glimpse of Ganesh Himal, terraces and green hills. As you pass through Dhunche you feel as if you are heading towards deep land. At the same time, you notice that the road is still under construction. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 04- Trek to Lama Hotel (2500meters) 5 hours.
Today, the first part of the trail crosses through Bhote Koshi and follows the Langtang Khola. This trail gradually ascents up to Bamboo passing through the Landslide. Afterwards, your trek ascends gently to Rimche (2400meters) through Bamboo (1960meters) which lies at the bank of Langtang Khola. You can have lunch at this place if you like at the end your trail is level to Lama Hotel. En route you could see red pandas, monkeys and bears if your lucky. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 05- Trek to Langtang Village (3307meters) 5 hours.
The trek route follows Gumanechok, Ghoda Tabela literally it means the Horse Stable. After the trail is slightly gradual providing beautiful valley views with the grazing Yaks. Langtang village is very local and old along this trekking route. The view from here is more spectacular as we are getting closer to the mountains. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 06- Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3798meters) 4 hours.
Today is a shorter walk but enough for acclimatization. The surroundings are interesting because of the famous Cheese factory. This is the beautiful valley in the lap of the Langtang Lirung and other around. This is the place to explore the valley and lots of small peaks to climb. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 07- Kyanjin Gompa exploration day.
Today is a day to rest and explore the area. You can visit the monastery and cheese factory, walk up the moraine to see the spectacular ice faces and tumbling glaciers of Langtang Lirung or ascend Kyangjin Ri (4350meters) which is highest point of this trek, directly behind the village, for a breath-taking panorama of the Langtang peaks. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 08- Trek to Ngegang (4000meters) 5 hours.
Here you can not see any villages. The trail goes on ascending and the area is covered with few natural vegetation. Since there are no lodges available. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 09- Trek to Keldang (4300meters) via Ganja La (5200meters) 6 hours.
Today is comparatively strenuous as you need to cross the Ganja la pass over 5200 meters. On the Ganja la pass, you can find it covered with snowy ice most of the times through out the year. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 10- Trek to Dukpu (4080meters) 6.30 hours.
A long day walking along the ridge, grassland, with amazing views of Mountains. Your camping site will be inside the forest. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 11- Trek to Tarkeghyang (2560meters) 5.30 hours.
Trail descends about 200mtrs, climb the 4100meters pass. Views from Pass are spectacular towards the Annapurna Region and Mt. Everest region as well. From the pass the trail descends through pine forest, rhododendron forest past tiny herder's to the settlement of Tarkeghyang. You can visit one of the oldest Buddhist monastery and Sherpa villages. These villages are well settled where friendly and cheerful natured people inhabit. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 12- Trek to Shermathang (2621meters) 5.30 hours.
This day the trail is quite easy through flat land with beautiful forests along the way. You trek on crossing some small streams. A beautiful village half way to Shermathang. Shermathang is another pretty Sherpa village where you can visit many ancient monasteries and also see Jugal Himal range at the north face of Shermathang village. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 13- Trek to Melamchi Pul Bazaar (846meters). 5 hours.
The trail gradually descends all the way to Melamchi Pul Bazaar through meadows and cultivated fields. Along the way, you come across several old villages with their own particular traditions. Walking today is quite pleasant with mountain views and interacting with friendly local people. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 14- Drive from Melamchi Pul Bazaar to Kathmandu. 4 hours.
After breakfast you travel along a bumpy gravel path up to Lamidanda and then follow the pitched road up to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.
Day 15- Leisure day in Kathmandu.
Extra day in Kathmandu for relaxing and some shopping , if you are interested in continuing onto Chitwan Jungle Safari, River Rafting Adventure, Kathmandu Shopping Tour or Scenic Everest Flight.
Day 16- Transfer for your final flight departure.
The trip ends, our Airport Representative will drop you to the Kathmandu International Airport for your flight departure from Nepal.
NOTE: The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. The trek can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements.
Note : On adventure trips of this type, weather, local politics, transport or a multitude of other factors beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are necessary the leader will decide what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.
• Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car / van / bus.
• Heli Charter till Ghoda Tabela
• Standard accommodation in four/five star hotel in Kathmandu breakfast included.
• Guided city tour in Kathmandu by car / van / bus.
• Sightseeing/Monuments entrance fees in Kathmandu.
• All your standard Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
• Best available Lodges, Guesthouses accommodation during the trek (mainly in twin sharing).
• A local government licensed English speaking Guide during the trek.
• The required number of staff and Porters to carry your luggage during the trek.
• Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine and transportation for all trekking/tour staff.
• Langtang National Park permits.
• First aid medical kid.
• Surface transfer from and to Kathmandu.
• All our government taxes.
• Official expanse.
• Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu.
• Your travel insurance (compulsory).
• International airfare and airport departure tax.
• Nepal entry visa fee (US$ 30 per person) you obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu for 60 days from date of issue. You will require 2 passport size photos.
• Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, laundry.
• Personal trekking Equipments.
• Tips for trekking staff. (Tipping is expected).
• Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.
|Trip Duration:||16 Days|
|Trip Destination:||Langtang Valley and Ganja La Pass Trek|
||Certified Trekking Guide|
|Group Size:||1 - 12|
|Trip Grade:||Fairly Strenuous|
||Flight, Private Car or a Tourist Coach.|
|Accommodations:||LODGE CAMPING ( Any One)|
|Trip Seasons:||Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov|