Langtang Valley with Ganjala pass (14 Days)

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This adventurous 14 day trek will take you through the famous Langtang Valley and the Ganja La Pass (5,000m). The trek begins in Sybrubesi via the Kanyanjing Gompa, crosses the mighty Ganja La pass and ends at the Melamchi Pul Bazar in the Helambu region. This trek offers tremendous views of the Langtang Himalaya range and the Tibetan peaks beyond. Hike through lush rhododendron and bamboo forests to Kyangin Gompa. The Gompa is surrounded by towering snow-capped peaks, is home to a Buddhist monastery and a renowned cheese factory.

Much of this route is spent above 3,000m (10,000ft) with the highest point being the Ganja la Pass (5,122m). On the pass the last part of the trail is precarious so we use a rope there for safety, though the utmost care is enough. The descent from the pass is along a steep slope, but the rest of the trail is easy and comfortable. As there are no lodges and no settlements for three days along the way, we will be camping and fully self-sufficient with food and fuel.

Towards the end of the trip you will also pass through some beautiful rice terraces and a number of Buddhist Monasteries before heading back to Kathmandu

 

 

Trip Overview

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 01:  Arrive at Kathmandu (1320m).

Our representative will be at airport with your name card. Once you grab him you will be heartily welcomed by him putting garland on your neck which means welcome to Nepal. Then you will be driven to the hotel by car. Rest and enjoy the day around the town.

Hotel in Kathmandu – B

Day 02: Sightseeing around kathmandu and trek preparation.

Your tour guide for the day will meet you at your hotel. Your first stop will be Nepal’s most important Hindu sight, Pashupatinath. This site sits on the banks of the holy Bagmati River and is used as a cremation ground. Our next stop will be Bodhnath, the largest Buddhist stoupa in Asia. This is your chance to see some of the thousands of pilgrims who gather to walk around the dome each day. Climb up to one of the many rooftop cafes for lunch and be rewarded with a bird’s-eye view of the entire square. After lunch we turn to the medieval temples in Patan’s Durbar Square. Patan is one of 3 royal cities in the Kathmandu Valley, it’s filled with wood and stone carvings, metal statues, ornate architecture, including dozens of Buddhist and Hindu temples, and over 1200 monuments. Our last stop for the day is the Buddhist temple Swambhnath, mobbed by monkeys and soaring above the city on a hilltop, the ‘Monkey Temple’ is a fascinating, chaotic jumble of Buddhist and Hindu iconography. This is a great place to enjoy your day, so enjoy the view and maybe catch a sunset before heading back to your hotel for dinner. In the evening you will have a meeting with your trekking guide who will make sure you are prepared, explain how your trek will run and also answer any questions you may have.

Hotel in Kathmandu – B

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1550m) about 7 hours.

While on the road enjoy the Himalayan scenery and rural villager’s lifestyle. Take lunch in Trishuli at local restaurant. Drive ahead with landslide cliff before Dhunche then head down to Syaprubeshi.

Tea House in Syabrubeshi- B, L, D

Day 04: Trek from Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2380m) about 6 hours.

Our first trekking day, we follow the Langtang river walking through deep forest Langtang national park by observing some wild animals specially Red Panda( if you lucky you could see it) and many species of birds. Easy walk up and down, cross many suspension bridges and stop at Lama Hotel.

Tea House in Lama Hotel- B, L, D

Day 05: Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3440m) about 5 hours. 

After having breakfast we head up through the dense forest. The trail is easy to walk even it is up and down. We stop for some tea or lunch at Ghoda Tabela (depends on timing). We can see the stunning view of Langtang Lirung on the way to langtang village.

Tea House in Langtang Village- B, L, D

Day 06: Trek from Langtang village to Kyanjin Gompa (3870m) about 3 hours. 

After breakfast we head to Kyanjin Gompa, our last and highest destination passing by yak pastures, some wooden bridges and the largest Mani wall (made from stone with prayer written).Once we arrive in Kyanjin Gompa have rest and lunch and hike to Kyanjin Ri (4773m) or next day.

Tea house in Kyanjin Gompa- B, L, D

Day 07: Today is a rest day at Kyanjin Gompa.

Visit yak cheese factory, Hike to Tserko Ri (4984m) from where you can see the Langtang Glacier and roam around the Kyanjin Gompa area.

Tea house in Kyanjin Gompa- B, L, D

Day 08: Trek from Kyanjin Gompa to Ganjala phedi (4300m) about 6 hours.

After breakfast we head to most exciting part of our trekking Ganjala Phedi by crossing Langtang River. Sincevwe are already in high altitude it might take longer time than we estimate. Camap at Ganjala Phedi.

Camping in Ganjala Phedi- B, L, D

Day 09: Trek and climb from Ganjala Phedi to Keldang (4250m) about 7 hours.

This is the most important and hard day of the trekking. Ganjala pass is one of the difficult pass. At the pass (5122m) there will be snow throughout the year and sometime the pass become tricky and need to use rope due to icefalls and avalanche. From the pass we could see stunning views of Himalaya range. And descend to Keldang.

Camping in Keldang- B, L, D

Day 10:Trek from Keldang to Yak Kharka (4000m) about 6 hours. After breakfast we head to Yak Kharka walking through prominent ridge. We lose altitude by descending down through Jungle and ridges.

Tea House in Yak Kharka- B, L, D

Day 11:Trek from Yak Kharka to Tarkeghyang (2590m) about 6 hours.

After morning breakfast we descend all the way down more and will notice more vegetation on the trail.

Tea house in Tarkeghyang- B, L, D

Day 12:Trek from Tarkeghyang to Sermanthang (2610m) about 4 hours. 

Today we will walk through small forest with the beautiful view of Helambu region. We pass through Gyangul village where Sherpa’s use to live. The villager’s practice Drukpa Kagyu Buddhism, same as the national religion of Bhutan.

Tea house in Sermanthang- B, L, D

Day 13: Trek from Sermanthang to Melamchi pul bazar about 3 hours trek and drive back to Kathmandu about 2 hours. 

After arriving at Kathmandu, transfer to the hotel. Leisure and shopping time. In the evening farewell dinner at authentic Nepali restaurant with cultural program.

Day 14: Farewell day as you fly to home country.

Our agency’s representative will greet you at your hotel and offer you a Khada (a kind of cloth which is worn on your neck). Wearing Khada means good luck and protection. Afterwards you will be taken to the airport. See you next time.

Note of above Itinerary:
B=Breakfast 
L=Lunch
D=Dinner

The above itinerary can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter or longer. We can follow accordingly.

Day 01- Arrive Kathmandu (1300m/4264ft).

Day 02- Kathmandu valley sightseeing & trek preparation

Day 03- Drive to Syaprubeshi (1550m/5100ft)

Day 04- Trek to Lama Hotel (2380m/7830ft)

Day 05- Trek to Langtang Village (3430m/11253ft)

Day 06- Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3870m/12698ft)

Day 07- Rest and exploration day at Kyanjin Gompa

Day 08- Trek to Ganjala Phedi (4300m/14104ft)

Day 09- Trek to Keldang (4250m/13940ft) via Ganjala pass (5122m/16800ft)

Day 10- Trek to Yak Kharka (4000m/13120ft)

Day 11- Trek to Tarkeghyang (2590m/8497ft)

Day 12- Trek to Sermanthang (2610m/8563ft)

Day 13- Trek to Melamchipul Bazar and drive back to kathmandu

Day 14- Fly to Home country

 

Trip Start Dates

We will organise this trip on the dates requested by you. Please contact us today for a customised departure date.

 

 

Whats Included/Excluded

Cost Includes

  • Transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek as per itinerary
  • Domestic flight ticket and airport tax.
  • Domestic flight ticket for the guide and airport tax.
  • 3 meals per day during the trek (breakfast, lunch & dinner) including the coffee and tea.
  • Accommodation in tea houses or in tents as per itinerary during the trek.
  • Accommodation including breakfast at 3 star hotels in Kathmandu and Pohkara per itinerary.
  • Highly experienced Government licensed guide and necessary porters during the trek.
  • Proper Insurance of all staff including porters.
  • Government / Local taxes, Tourist service charge, guide / porter insurance and salary, general equipment, national park and conservation area fees.
  • Respective region ( Langtang) trekking map. TIMS Card & Trek Permit
  • Trekking Registration Certificate (TRC).

Cost Excludes

  • International airfares
  • Trekking Equipment
  • Major meals, lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu
  • Any type of personal expenses, such as alcoholic beverages and drinks, phone and laundry.
  • Nepal entry visa fee US$ 30 (duration 60 days from date of issue) – you may easily obtain the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport – Kathmandu.
  • Rescue & travel insurance, trip cancellation costs, accident or health emergency, evacuation, loss, theft or damage to baggage and personal effects.  We strongly advise you to take out personal travel insurance.
  • Tips & Gratuities

 

Pricing Per Person

The more people joining your trip the cheaper it becomes, so why not grab a few friends and bring them along.

  • 1 Person -$1460
  • 2-4 People -$1410
  • 5+ People -$1370

 

Additional Information

Our website contains as much information as possible about this trip. However, if you wish to discuss any aspect of this trip or your suitability for it please  contact us at [email protected] or If you want to talk to us directly feel free to call us at: +977-9851175534
Trip Summary

Duration: 14 Days

Grade: Moderate to Challenging

Maximum Altitude: 5,250m

Best Season: March – May, Sept – Dec

Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu, Teahouse Lodging during Trek

Meals: As stated in itinerary

Transportation: Car

Are you looking for a Tailor made trip? Your enquiry is greatly appreciated and we will get back to you within 24 hours.
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