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calender Trip Duration 12 Days
hiking Guided Trip Fully Guided Trek
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accomodation Accommodation 03 Nighs Hotel 11 Nights Mountain
Meal Meals 12 Breakfast 12 Lunch 12 Dinner

Trip Overview

  • Trekking Mode: Hotel and local lodge with camping for few nights
  • Highest altitude gain: At Kyanjin 3,830m and Ganja-la 5,122 m high
  • Trekking duration: 11 Nights and 12 Days (with drives both ways).
  • Location: Nepal North to Mid-East Langtang Himalaya.
  • Trekking Grade: Moderate to Adventurous and Challenging in snow condition.
  • Total Trip: 14 Nights and 15 Days (from arrival to departure)

‘great scenic traverse from beautiful Langtang valley to cultural Helambu villages’

Why Langtang and Ganja-la Trekking?

“Adventure takes you to complete wilderness of mountains and scenic location

Crossing one of the highest pass of Himalaya over Ganja-la in between high peaks
Walk from major trails to off the beaten tracks away from villages and the main path

Explore traditional Tamang and Hyalmo villages the tribes of Langtang region
Sensational views of Langtang-Ganesh with Jugal Himal range on daily walks

Entering nice serene woodland of tall rhododendron-magnolia and pine tree lines
Super mountain panorama from high Kyanjin and from the high Ganja-la pass”

Introduction:

 

Langtang and Ganja-La Pass Trekking, a wonderful journey where walk leads on mainstream and scenic trail to high Langtang valley at Kyanjin and then into the total wilderness of natural environment after crossing the highest point of the adventure over Ganja-la at above 5,122 m and 16,800 ft high. A great adventure with enjoyable moments walking into enchanting woodland of tall rhododendron-pines and fir with birch trees as well visiting nice farm villages of Langtang and Helambu area exploring its impressive culture and custom.

Langtang and Ganja-La Pass Trekking Amazing views and beautiful scenery on Langtang-Ganja-la Pass Trekking on daily walks around high ridges, hills and scenic valley enclosed with tall peaks of Langtang Himal. Where on this marvellous adventure Langtang and Ganja-la Pass catching super panorama from Annapurna,  Manaslu with Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung,  Ghengu Liru(Langtang II, Kimshun and Shalbachum in the south, includes Chimsedang Lekh that forms a ridge Naya-Kanga peak with Gangchempo, Tilman’s beautiful Fluted Peak. The range of mountains extends to Jugal Himal, terminating at Dorje Lakpa, Mt. Gaurishankar,  Melung Tse ( Jobo Garee) within east of Langtang Himal ends to a massive mountain wall which forms the border of Nepal and Tibet.

Beginning our adventure with a drive from Kathmandu to reach at Langtang high alpine hills to reach first at beautiful Langtang valley after walking through river gorge covered in a dense forest of rhododendron and pine tree lines and then entering a wide scenic area at Kyanjin within Langtang Valley hidden by an array of peaks. After enjoying times at Kyanjin, where the adventure leads to cross high Ganja-la pass to reach lovely scenic areas around Helambu at Tarke-Gyang village and then on drive back to Kathmandu enjoying an adventure of a lifetime experience on Langtang-Ganja-la pass trekking.

Outline Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: Free day in Kathmandu trek preparation with an optional tour around
world heritage sites.

Day 03: Drive to Syabrubesi 1,503 m – 06 hrs.
Day 04: Trek to Lama Hotel 2,450 m -05 hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Langtang Village 3,430 m -05 hrs.
Day 06: Trek to Kyanjin 3,830m /12,565 ft -04 hrs.
Day 07: Rest day more in Kyanjin for local exploration.
Day 08: Trek to Ganja La Phedi 4,300m – 05 hrs.
Day 09: Traverse over Ganja-la 5,122 m and 16,800 ft and camp – 06 hrs.
Day 10: Trek to Dukpu 4,080 m – 05 hrs.
Day 11: Trek to Tarke Gyang 2,590 m – 05 hrs.
Day 12: Rest day to enjoy local culture and scenery as well a contingency day.
Day 13: Trek to Sermathang 2,610 m – 04 hours.
Day 14: Walk and drive to Kathmandu via Melamche Bazaar – 05 hrs.
Day 15: Depart Nepal for international flight home-ward bound.

Detail Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
On reaching at Kathmandu international airport received by our staff and guide with warm welcome then transfer to your hotel in centre of Kathmandu city, after getting refreshed in your rooms join for group briefing regarding your stay in Nepal, where guides will provide information on the trek-local lodge-hotels-culture and other necessary information related to this marvellous Langtang and Ganja-la pass adventure and trekking.

Day 02: Free day in Kathmandu trek preparation with the optional tour.
In Kathmandu, a free day preparation for Langtang and Ganja-la Adventure with optional sightseeing around Kathmandu, as Kathmandu city and the valley steeped with many world heritage sites and important monuments with religious-historical sites.

Day 03:  Drive to Syabrubesi 1,503 m - 06 hrs.
The morning after early breakfast transfer for a long drive of near 6 hours of the exciting ride to reach high hills of Langtang Himal, located North of Kathmandu and nearest mountain destination.

Where drive leads on winding uphill past many farm villages and towns to reach at the cooler alpine country in the shade of Langtang Himal at Dhunche, a large town and headquarter district of Rasuwa and home of Tamang hill tribes, where Langtang National Park starts and ends.

From here on winding and bending road to reach at farm villages of Syabrubesi for overnight stop and end of the drive where next morning walks starts for week duration.

Day 04: Trek to Lama Hotel 2,450 m -05 hrs.
The walk begins from Syabrubesi village leading to cross a bridge over Langtang River, and then uphill into farm areas entering a green dense forest to reach our second overnight of the journey at Lama Hotel, a nice spot within a forest clearing.

Day 05: Trek to Langtang Village 3,430 m -05 hrs.
From Lama Hotel morning walk follows the river upstream within deeply forested areas and in a gorge, a route leads to the much cooler area past Ghode-Tabla to reach at Langtang village for overnight stop surrounded by tree lines and views of Langtang Lirung peaks towards north above high rocky cliff wall.

Day 06: Trek to Kyanjin 3,830m /12,565 ft -04 hrs.
Today a short walk to reach at Kyanjin our final major destination of the journey, morning starts with a short steep climb to reach a ridge after leaving forested area, where trail leads into a wide scenic Langtang valley enclosed with an array of peaks as our morning walk reaches a nice settlement at Kyanjin for few overnight stops.

Day 07: Rest day more in Kyanjin for local exploration.
A free day to enjoy a scenic hike on top Kyanjin Ri or Tsego-Ri where altitude reaches above 4,773 m to 4,984 m high, which will be the highest spot of the adventure facing views of whole Langtang Himal range with some peaks within Tibet across the border beyond Langtang mountains.

Day 08: Trek to Ganja La Phedi 4,300m - 05 hrs.
Morning walk facing excellent views of surrounding peaks, where route leaves behind Kyanjin towards Ganja-la base within absolute wilderness as walk leads to adventure crossing Langtang River, and then steep climb into rhododendron and birch tree-lines to reach an icy path within a flat level ground to camp at Ganja La Phedi (bottom) for overnight camping.

This nice spot which is also a summer pasture of  local Yak herder of Langtang villages, afternoon free to rest and preparation for the next big day adventure
towards Helambu area crossing high Ganja la pass.

Day 09: Traverse over Ganja-la 5,122 m and 16,800 ft and camp - 06 hrs.

Starting early morning before break of dawn depending upon fine weather, trek and climb over Ganja La pass of strenuous and challenging climb leads to cross over the pass, which might be covered in snow most of season nearly year-round, where sunlight hardly touches on this hidden place blocked by Nayakanga peak.

Around this area where few trekkers and adventurer seldom use this route as climb continues with vigorous long ridge on icy path past several small ponds to reach on top Ganja la pass, after a tough struggle stand on top rewards you with superb views of surrounding snow-capped mountains and deep valleys, enjoining fantastic scenery, then with long descend to reach our overnight camp at a small place called as Keldang Kharka around grazing area.

Day 10:  Trek to Dukpu 4,080 m - 05 hrs.
Morning walk leads within Helambu region, here onwards considered as part of Langtang and Jugal Himal range where Helambu located, soon after breakfast day starts with downhill following a ridge line, a moderate walk with some ups and downs to reach a small settlement for an overnight camp at Dukpu.

Day 11: Trek to Tarke Gyang 2,590 m - 05 hrs.
After an adventure within complete wilderness, as morning walk on leaving Dukpu takes you at charming villages of Helambu in Tarke Gyang, starts with gentle downhill and then up to a small pass at 4,100 m and 13,451 ft a vantage spot for outstanding views of Ganesh, Langtang and Jugal Himal mountain range extends towards Everest range in the far east direction.

Day 12: Rest day to enjoy local culture and scenery as well a contingency day.
A spare and rest day as a contingency in this nice village, while crossing over Ganja-la if encountering difficulty (in snow condition) due to unfavourable weather conditions. If all goes well as planned according to our itinerary days, using this rest day to explore around this lovely village and surrounding areas.

Day 13: Trek to Sermathang 2,610 m - 04 hours.
From here route follows downhill into forest losing altitude every hour and then walking through beautiful landscapes, enjoying views as walk continues encounters several Buddhist monuments called chhorten, to reach at Gangyul a small village, overlooking views of rolling hills to reach at Sermathang for overnight stop, another nice village of Hyalmo people the main tribe of Helambu area, with time to visit its old monastery.

Day 14: Walk and drive to Kathmandu via Melamchipul Bazaar - 05 hrs.

After a wonderful time around high mountains where walks concludes with interesting drive to Kathmandu, as morning walk starts with easy descend heading into warmer farm areas towards flat land till reaching a huge Stupa and statue of Guru Rinpoche (Guru Padmasambhava one of the main Guru of Nina pa sect of Buddhism) then slowly descend through pine forest to the village of Kakani. The trail from here continues with a downhill walk till it reaches Dubichaur and further descending to reach a suspension bridge over Melamchipul Khola, on arrival at Melamchipul where trek ends.

From here drive to Kathmandu, on reaching Kathmandu transfer back to your respective hotels after a great wonderful time on high hills of Langtang Himalaya with Ganja-la pass adventure.

Day 15: Depart Nepal for international flight home-ward bound.
Last day in the country of Himalayan wonders, after an amazing experience and wonderful memories of Langtang and Ganja-La Pass Adventure, then depart from the hotel as per your flight time our staff transfers you to Kathmandu international airport for your homeward flight or to next respective countries.

Cost Details

Price Includes

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private vehicle.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • Tea house accommodation during the trek.
  • All your standard Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
  • Tea House hotel accommodation during the trek.
  • A highly experienced, helpful and friendly government license holder Guide, his food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine.
  • Porter service(2 trekkers:1 porter).
  • Transportation from Kathmandu – Syabrubensi– Kathmandu transfers by local bus
  • National Park permits.
  • BUNA trekking bag provides your things to take for the trek
  • TIMS (trekkers information management System.)
  • All our government and local taxes.
  • Official expenses.

Price Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu.
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation.
  • Your international airfare.
  • Nepal entry visa; you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu.
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks.
  • Personal trekking Equipment.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on ‘Price Includes’ section.

Essential Info

Seasons and Climate:

April to May months of the year and September to November, where April to May the hills are alive with colourful rhododendron (national flower of Nepal) and other wild-flowers in full bloom, most days are clear with late afternoon cloudy with cooler morning and night time. October to November another best months to trek when most of the days are clear for views but with short sun-lights and much cold and freezing temperatures in the morning and night including shades away from sunlight, with chances of snow sometimes during autumn and winter times.

Trip Departure

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Reviews

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