Langtang Valley Trek via Ganja La Pass

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Trip Facts

Highest access: (4773m/15657ft)
Duration: Days
Co-ordinates: 28.0000° N, 85.5500° E
Location: Langtang Region

Country: Nepal
Airport: Kathmandu (TIA)
Departure From: Kathmandu
Grade: Fairly Strenuous

Accommodation: Teahouses and Lodges during the trek
Meals: During The Trek (B,L,D) , B/B plan in Kathmandu.
Transportation: Private Car/Jeep
Best season: (Autumn) September to December and (Spring) March to May

Major Activity: Trekking/Hiking
Culture: Tamang, Rai, Brahmin
Mode of Travel: Tea house, Lodge/2 days Tent

Himalayan sights: Ganesh Himal, Dorje Lakpa, Jugal Himal

Tour Details

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. Langtang valley and Ganja La Pass, situated at northof Kathmandu, offers a multitude of trekking destinations. A visit to the Langtang valley offers an
opportunity to explore Tibetan villages, Tamang Villages, to climb small peaks and to visit glaciers at
comfortably low elevations. Kyanjin Gompa is a last Tibetan village in the valley, from where a trek startsto Helambu over Ganja La Pass (5,200 m). The pass itself is not easy. During autumn and spring the passopens for trekkers.

The trek passes through thick mountain forests with great Himalayan views and toward the end of the
trip, you will also trek through some beautiful rice terraces and a number of splendid Buddhist
monasteries. A trek over Ganja La Pass offers 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 is a serious undertaking requiring good equipment and
experience from local guides.

Includes & Excludes

Price Includes

  • Pick up & drop from airport,
  • Kathmandu accommodations in Bed & Breakfast Basis,
  • Bus from Kathmandu-Syabrubensi, Melamchi Bazzar-Kathmandu (Yourself &staffs),
  • Langtang National Park Entry Permit,
  • TIMS Permit (Trekker& Information Management System),
  • Teahouse/Lodge accommodation during trek,
  • Three meals everyday while on the trek: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner,
  • Experienced English speaking government license holder mountain trekking guide,
  • Experienced & strong mountain trekking porter,
  • All program according to itineraries on full board,
  • Wages, food, transportation, accommodation, equipments, insurance and other facilities to staffs during the trek,
  • Farewell dinner at typical Nepali cultural restaurant,
  • All kind of rescue arrangements,
  • All kind of local and government TAX/VAT etc.

Price Excludes

  • Meals (Lunch & Dinner) whilst in Kathmandu,
  • Your Travel/Trekking insurance,
  • International airfare,
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected),
  • All kind of alcoholic and soft drinks,
  • Personal shopping, laundry, trekking equipments etc.
  • Nepal Entry Visa fee,
  • Cost raised by cancellation, landslide, weather, political unrest, illness which are not under our control,
  • Any others expanses which are not mentioned in "Trip Includes"section etc.


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Day 1:Arrival in Kathmandu Airport and transfer to request category hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (1350M/4430ft).

After landing at the Tribhuwan International Airport, High Spirit Treks company representative will pick
you and drop off at hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 02:Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi(1500M/4,920Ft, 07-08hrs) Lodge accommodation.

Drive from Kathmandu in the morning for Syabrubesi, a village which is also the starting point for treks
into the Langtang valley. Journey will be on a winding road through frequent switchbacks. Outstanding
views of Manaslu, Annapurna and Ganesh Himal can be seen on a clear day. Overnight in Syabrubesi.

Day 03: Trek from Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2470M/8,102Ft, 4-5hrs) lodge accommodation.

After breakfast, we begin our trek to Syabrubesi along the Langtang Khola. the trail is ascend and
descend simultaneously through oak and rhododendron forests. After crossing a bridge over the
Langtang Khola (small river), we ascend on a steep trail which will lead us to the Lama Hotel. Overnight
in Lama Hotel.

Day 04:Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang(3430M/11,251Ft, 04-05hrs) lodge accommodation.

Continue ascending from Lama Hotel, enjoying the awesome mountain landscape with abundant
waterfalls for our next destination, Langtang village. Along the route we can have the scenic views of
white peaks of the Langtang range. Our trail continues to climb up the widening valley, passing a few
temporary settlements used by herders.

Day 05: Trek from Langtang to Kyanjin Gumba (3830M/12,563Ft, 05hrs) lodge accommodation.

Our next journey to Kyangjin Gompa, a principal monastery of the region starts today. We walk through
the trail enjoying the water mills, prayer wheels, chortens, with sacred mounds of rocks with inscriptions
carved on the way, also the largest mani wall in Nepal, made from stone with prayers written on them.
After reaching to Kyanjin Dompa, we spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the Buddhist shrine in
Kyangjin Gompa and surrounding areas with the amazing views of the mountains.

Day 06: Acclimatization day at Kyanjin Gumba at hike to Kyanjin-Ri (4773M/15,657Ft) lodge accommodation.

Acclimatize, spend the whole day exploring Kyanjin Ri. Explore around Kyangjin Gompa, enjoy the
beautiful monastery with the amazing views of the Himalayas, glaciers, birds and yaks.

Day 07:Trek from Kyanjin Gompa to Ngegang(4200M/13,777Ft, 07hrs), Camping

Trek towards the next destination Ngegang. Along the way we can enjoy the majestic himalayas sights,
scenic trail followed by the diversities of landscapes. The trail goes on ascending and the area is covered
with natural vegetation. No villages can be seen in this area, hence no lodges are available.

Day 08: Trek from Ngegang to Keldang via Ganja la pass (4270M/14,007ft, 08hrs) lodge accommodation.

Today is comparatively more strenuous as we have to cross the Ganja La Pass (4270 M) covered with
snowy ice in most months. We start our trek from Ngegang crossing the Ganja la, a high altitude pass in
langtang region.

Day 09:Trek from Keldang to Dukpu (4090M/13,416Ft, 05hrs)

Today is a long day walking along the ridge and grassland, with amazing views of Himalayas towards our
next destination, Dukpu. The camping site will be in the forest.

Day 10: Trek from Dukpu to Tarke Ghyang(2550M/8,365Ft, 06hrs) lodge accommodation.

The trail descends slightly before climbing over a 4,200 m pass, from where the spectacular view of the
Annapurna and the Everest regions can be clearly seen. From the pass the trail descends through the
pine forest, rhododendron forest past a tiny herder settlement called Tarkeghyang. We can visit one of
the oldest Buddhist monasteries and Sherpa villages in this region.

Day 11:Trek from Tarke Ghyang to Sermathang (2620M/8,594ft, 05hrs) lodge accommodation.

This day the trail is quite easy through the flat land with beautiful forests and small streams along the
way. We’ll visit a beautiful village half way to Shermathang, another pretty Sherpa village where we can
see many ancient monasteries and also the Jugal Himal range on the north face of the village.

Day 12: Trek from Sermathang to Melamchi Pul (880M/2,887Ft, 05hrs) lodge accommodation.

The trail gradually descends all the way to Melamchi Pul/Bazaar through meadows and cultivated fields.
Along the way, we come across several old villages with their own unique traditions. The walk today is
quite pleasant with great mountain views.

Day 13:Drive from Melamchi Pul bazaar to Kathmandu (1350M/4430ft) via Dhulikhel,5- 6hrs. Overnight at Hotel. Evening join us for farewell Dinner.

After breakfast, we travel along a bumpy gravel path up to Lamidanda and then follow the metalled
road up to Kathmandu.

Day 15:Drop to airport for final departure, or Join alternative activities.