Langtang Valley Ganja La Pass Trek - 16 days

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USD  3200/ per person

  •  Duration: 16 days
  •  Trip Code: -
  •  Best Time: -March, April, May, June, September, October,& Novembe
  •  Trek Start-End: - Kathmandu/ Kathmandu
  •  Group Size: -
  •  Trip Grade: -
  •  Max Elevation: - 5,200 m/17,056 ft
  •  Accommodation: -

Trip highlights:

  • A chance at sightseeing the world heritage sites(Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, and Boudhanath Stupa).
  • Visit the Langtang village and Kyangjin Gompa.
  • Scenic road drive from and to Kathmandu.
  • Panoramic view of the divine Himalayas from Kyangjin Ri.
  • Cross the Ganja La Pass at an altitude of 5200 m.


Itinerary Overview

  • Day 1: Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport
  • Day 2: Tour around the valley
  • Day 3: Drive to Syabru Besi (1,462 m) on a Public Bus - 8 hours
  • Day 4: Trek to Lama Hotel (2,500 m) - 5 hours
  • Day 5: Trek to Langtang village (3,307 m) - 5 hours
  • Day 6: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3,798 m) - 4 hours
  • Day 7: Kyanjin Gompa Exploration Day
  • Day 8: Trek to Ngegang (4,000 m) - 5 hours
  • Day 9: Trek to Keldang (4,300 m) via Ganja La (5,200 m) - 6 hours
  • Day 10: Trek to Dukpu (4,080 m) - 6.5 hours
  • Day 11: Trek to Tarkeghyang (2,560 m) - 5.5 hours
  • Day 12: Trek to Shermathang (2,621 m) - 5.5 hours
  • Day 13: Trek to Melamchi Pul Bazaar (846 m) - 5 hours
  • Day 14: Drive from Melamchi Pul Bazaar to Kathmandu - 4 hours
  • Day 15: Farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • Day 16: Transfer to the Airport

Trip Information:

North of Kathmandu, lies the Langtang valley Ganja La Pass, which allows a multitude of trekking destinations. Langtang is a small valley that lies just lesser the main Himalayan range to the north Tibet Border and a slightly below the range of snowy peaks to the south. A visit to the Langtang valley will offer an opportunity to explore Tibetan villages, Tamang Villages, to climb little peaks and to visit glaciers at conveniently low elevations. Kyanjin Gompa is a last Tibetan village in the valley, from where a trek starts to Helambu over Ganja La Pass (5,200 m). The Ganja la pass itself is no an easy trek. During autumn and spring season, the Ganja La pass trek opens for trekkers.

A trek over Ganja La Pass offers wilderness and adventure encounters. If you are trekking during spring, the forest on the trail is bright and blooming full of rhododendron forests. To cross from Langtang into Helambu via the Ganja La Pass is a dangerous undertaking requiring good equipment and expertise from local guides. For three or four days there will be no facilities and groups with their staff must be fully self-sufficient. Crossing the pass requires the use of technical climbing equipment and trekkers must be proficient and be prepared. The tracks follow a small valley before reaching the glaciated pass where the use of ropes, crampons and ice axes may be important.


Day 1Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport

Firstly, on arriving in Kathmandu, our representative will pick you up from the airport. He/She will be holding up the signboard outside the airport terminal. You will then be escorted to your hotel. You can visit our office to get more information about the trek. In case you happen to arrive after 4 pm, you will be briefed about the trip by our authorized guide. Please make sure to carry along your passport, 3 copies of passport-sized photos and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. Also, make sure to clear any due balance and then sign on the legally binding trip form as well as the non-liability disclaimer form. You can stroll around the city in the evening. Stay overnight at the Hotel. No meals are included.

Day 2Tour around the valley

We will start our day with a satisfying breakfast and leave around 8.30 am on a private vehicle and an authorized tour guide at your company. We will visit the world heritage sites around the valley, some including Bhaktapur Durbar Square- the Bhaktapur Durbar Square, the Royal Residential Quarter of Bhupatindra Malla, is a famous five-storied temple of Nyatapola in Pagoda style Batsala temple, Bhairavnath temple, Duttatraya temple, Pujari Muth and Palace of 55 windows. Pashupatinath Temple is the sacred temple located on the bank of the holy Bagmati river. Although one cannot enter the main temple unless they are Hindus, you can see the temple and observe the activities performed from the eastern Bagmati river. Boudhanath Stupa is the biggest and holiest stupa built in the 5th century. You will find Buddhists pilgrims from all over the world especially Tibet, taking rounds of the stupa and spinning the prayer wheels. Then we can go for further exploration around the Thamel and shop for the next day’s trekking gears Stay overnight at the hotel. Breakfast included.

Day 3Drive to Syabru Besi (1,462 m) on a Public Bus - 8 hours

Early in the morning, you will be escorted to the organised means of transport by our staff. We will drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi which will be around eight hours on a public bus. We will be driving through scenic foothills and ridgeline sights to Syabru Besi and pass Dhunche. In Dhunche, we will get a sight of Ganesh Himal after driving along the holy Trishuli River. Terraced green hills and lush green forests will make the drive very pleasurable. The road may be uneven and under construction. Stay overnight at tented camp. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all included.

Day 4Trek to Lama Hotel (2,500 m) - 5 hours

The initial portion of the path crosses through the Bhote Koshi River and succeeds in the Langtang Khola. The trail steadily ascends up to Bamboo (1,960 m) which passes rugged paths. Later, our trek ascends gently to Rimche (2,400 m). We will have lunch at this place and finally, halt at the Lama Hotel for the day. En route, we will see red pandas, monkeys, and bears if we are fortunate enough. Stay overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all included.

Day 5Trek to Langtang village (3,307 m) - 5 hours

The trek route follows Gumanechok at Ghoda Tabela which literally translates to Horse Stable. After this, the trail ascends gradually to the beautiful valley with the presence of yaks. Langtang is a standard village and one of the oldest along this trekking route. The views of the mountains are spectacular and become more imposing as we get closer. Stay overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all included.

Day 6Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3,798 m) - 4 hours

It will be a short walk today, but satisfactory for acclimatizing. There are some interesting things to explore, especially the famous cheese factory – don’t forget to try some locally produced cheese as fresh as one can get. This lovely valley is on the lap of Langtang Lirung. This is the spot where we will explore the valley and climb several small peaks (hillocks). Stay overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all included.

Day 7Kyanjin Gompa Exploration Day

Today we can rest and explore the neighborhood. You can visit the monastery and the cheese factory, walk up the moraine to see the striking ice faces and tumbling glaciers of Langtang Lirung or climb up Kyanjin Ri (4,350 m) which is the highest point of this trek, directly behind the village, for a breath-taking panorama of the Langtang peaks. Stay overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all included.

Day 8Trek to Ngegang (4,000 m) - 5 hours

We will have a warm breakfast and after savoring our meal we will head towards Ngegang. The trail begins to rise and the area is often seen covered with natural vegetation. No villages can be seen in this area, hence no lodges will be available. So we will be spending the night in a tented camp. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all included.

Day 9Trek to Keldang (4,300 m) via Ganja La (5,200 m) - 6 hours

After our meal, we will start hiking towards Keldang. It will be comparatively more exhausting as we have to cross the Ganja La Pass (5,200 m) which is covered with snowy ice during most of the months. Stay overnight at a tented camp. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all included.

Day 10Trek to Dukpu (4,080 m) - 6.5 hours

Soon after our meal, we will be walking along the ridge and meadow, with astounding views of Himalayas. Most of our day will be spent hiking to Dukpa. The camping site will be in the forest. Stay overnight at a tented camp. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all included.

Day 11Trek to Tarkeghyang (2,560 m) - 5.5 hours

While hiking you will notice that the trail descends slightly before climbing over a 4,100 m pass. From here the spectacular view of the Annapurna and the Everest regions can be distinctly 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. Be prepared to be welcomed by cheerful and friendly people of this village. We will stay overnight at a guesthouse here. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all included.

Day 12Trek to Shermathang (2,621 m) - 5.5 hours

We will begin the trek, after a warm meal. The trail is quite easy as we will be walking through flat land with beautiful forests on the way. We will be crossing some tiny streams on the way. Situated in a beautiful village, halfway to Shermathang lies, another pretty Sherpa village where we can visit many ancient monasteries. Jugal Himal range can also be seen from the north side of Shermathang village. Stay overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all included.

Day 13Trek to Melamchi Pul Bazaar (846 m) - 5 hours

While on our way to Melamchi pul Bazaar, the trails start to gradually descend all the way to Melamchi Pul Bazaar through grasslands and cultivated fields. On the way, we will come across several old villages with their own special traditions. It will be a pleasant walk with mountain views and the possibility of interacting with the friendly villagers around. Stay overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all included.

Day 14Drive from Melamchi Pul Bazaar to Kathmandu - 4 hours

After breakfast, we will drive along an uneven gravel path up to Lamidanda and then follow the metalled road up to Kathmandu. Stay overnight at a hotel. Breakfast is included.

Day 15Farewell dinner in Kathmandu

In the evening, farewell dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant will be organized with cultural performances. Stay overnight at the hotel. Breakfast and dinner are included. If you wish to extend the trip and have some more time to spare, there are several options like adventure sports and other activities.

Day 16Transfer to the Airport

We will provide you with the morning breakfast. Lastly, our representative will escort you to the International airport a few hours before the scheduled flight. Breakfast will be provided.

Price Includes

✔️Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
✔️3 Nights twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu at 3* standard Boutique hotel with breakfast
✔️One full-day guided city tour by private vehicle
✔️Welcome dinner and farewell dinner at one of the best Nepalese restaurant with traditional  ethnic music and dance
✔️Trekking permits and Tims permits
✔️National park entrance permits
✔️Kathmandu- Sybrubesi- Kathmandu transport by public bus
✔️All meals during the trek (Lunch/Dinner/Breakfast)
✔️Gov. licensed and well trained English speaking guide and his entire expenses
✔️A porter (One porter for each 2 members) and his entire expenses
✔️Insurance of Guide and Porter
✔️All required local tax and Gov tax
✔️Down jackets and sleeping bags
✔️Official duffel bag
✔️Purified safe drinking  water 
✔️Fresh fruits on a trek after every dinner
✔️Trekking map

Tour Excluded

❌Nepal arrival visa
❌Monument entrance fees while on a tour in Kathmandu 
❌Your personal nature expenses eg. Mineral water, Beer, Coke and entire beverage etc
❌Travel insurance that covers trip cancelation and Helicopter evacuation
❌Tips and any other extending trips and accommodation

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