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Langtang Ganja La Pass trek (14 days)

Trip Code:NET-TR-LGP

  • Trip Type Lodge/Camping
  • Duration 14 days
  • Grade Moderate
  • Max.Altitude 5033 m.
  • Group Size 1
  • Travel Mode Land: Tourist Bus
Langtang Ganja La Pass Trek

Langtang Ganja La Pass Trek

The Langtang Ganja La Pass initially passes through villages of Syabrubesi, Lama Hotel and Langtang before making a cross over Ganja La pass at 5100m. The pass is a great vantage point to view Langtang Himalayan ranges which include Dorje Lakpa (6990m), Langtang Ri (6370m),Langtang Lirung (7245m.), Yala (5520m), and Morimoto (6150m). The Langtang village that was completely destroyed by the earthquake of April 2015 has been opened again for trekkers. Kyanjin Gompa (3870m) is perhaps the biggest Buddhist monastery you will come across in this trail. 
 
Langtang Ganja La Pass trek is located in popular Langtang region, about 60km north of Kathmandu. The trek leads you onto a fascinating journey into Langtang as well as Helambu valley offering trekkers a rare mix of culture, nature and the Himalayas.
 
The culture and lifestyles of Tamang inhabitants of Langtang is similar to their Tibetan cousin across the border.  
 
Much of the langtang trek trails touch Langtang National Park which is forested with pine, maple, oak, rhododendrons etc. The forest is inhabited by endangered, unique species like Red Pandas, Himalayan Black Bear, Himalayan Tahr and even Yeti! In the second leg of the trail, you will make a gradual descent to Helambu. Helambu is a small community of Sherpa people renowned for their hospitality and apples. 
 
There are lodges available along the trail, however you will also do camping for a few nights.
Overall Langtang Ganja La pass trek is a strenuous one. You will require the knowledge of using rope and ice axes along with glacier walking to successfully complete this trek. Nepal Environmental Treks & Expedition provides experienced guides and excellent service.
 

 Trip code: NET-TR-LGP
  Region Langtang Region
 Trip Rating
 Trip Duration 14 days
 Trip Type: Lodge/Camping
 Trip Grade: Moderate
 Min. Group Size 1
 Max Altitude: 5033 m.
 Trip Start: Kathmandu
 Trip Ends: Kathmandu
 Best Season: Autumn: SEP-OCT-NOV
Spring: MAR-APR-MAY
 Transportaion: Land: Tourist Bus
 Meals: 3 Meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
 Acommodation: 2-3 Star Hotel Accomodation in Kathmandu.
Lodge or Camping Accomodation during Trek

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.

Trek from Dhunche to Syabru Gaon (2581m.) takes about five and half hours. Trek to Syabru Gaon (6950ft, 2120m). The initial part of the trek is 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 view of Lantang Lirung (7245m.) and Tibetan Himal ranges. Stay overnight at lodge.

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.).Thereafter your trek ascends gently to Rimche (2400m.) through Bamboo (1960m.) and at the end you travel through level path to the Lama Hotel. En route you may get lucky and spot red pandas, monkeys in their natural habitat. Stay overnight at lodge.

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 can 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 we can visit shortly before arriving at the village of Langtang, the headquarters of the Langtang National Park. Stay overnight at lodge.

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

Rest day at Kyangjin Gompa and excursion in and around. This is day to rest and explore the area. You can visit the monastery and the 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.

Trek and climb up to Tserko Ri (5033m.) and trek back to Kyangjin Gompa which takes about seven hours. You trek through steep path all the way to the top. You can see Himalayan peasants, 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.

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

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. You can find the Ganja la pass covered with snowy ice most of the times throughout the year. You need to camp.

Trek from Keldang to Dukpu (4080m.) which takes about five and half hours. Your camping site will be inside the forest. This day you will walk along ridge, grassland with amazing views of Mountains. Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Dukpu to Tarkeghyang (2740m.) takes approximately five hours. The trail descends about 200mt. Views from Pass are spectacular to the Annapurna Region and Mt. Everest Region too. From pass, the trail descends through pine forest, rhododendron forest past tiny herder’s settlement to 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. Stay overnight at lodge.

Trek from Tarkeghyang to Shermathang (2621m.) which takes about four hours. This day the trail is quite easier through flat land with beautiful forests on the way. You trek on crossing some small streams on the way. Shermathang is another pretty Sherpa village where you can visit many ancient monasteries. There you can see Jugal Himal range at the north face of Shermathang village. Stay overnight at lodge.

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 tradition. Walking this day is quite pleasant with mountain views and interaction with local and friendly people. Stay overnight at lodge.

Drive from Melamchi Pul Bazaar to Kathmandu which takes about six hours. You travel through gravel and bumpy path up to Lamidanda and then you follow the pitched road up 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 equipments 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 incase 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.) 

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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