Langtang – Ganja-La Pass Trek
Langtang – Ganja-La pass Trek is challenging trekking trail in langtang Himalaya region. Lantang ganja- La pass trekking offers panoramic Himalayan views, lush valley and beautiful Helambu valley. Since langtang valley ganja la pass trekking trail has been open from long time ago it has depth experience to operate the trekking in relevant areas. Langtang Ganja la pass trek begins from Syabrubesi, which is linked, with Kathmandu by 120km motor able road.
Langtang ganja la pass trek follows through alpine forests, rich flora and fauna and high altitude pastureland. It is a unique wilderness trek route followed by very few tourists in the past.Now days this area is very popular as a everyone favorite trekking region and as well as cultural trekking .
Highlight: Tibetan culture,Tamang people,Scenic valley,Old langtang village and local peoples life style,,Kyanjing gumpa which surrounded by mountains,Helambu village,rich tamang culture,experience of the high altitude.
Langtang-Ganja-La Pass Trek
Trip Duration: 16 days
Max. Altitude: 5106
Trekking: Teahouse & Tent
Accommodation: 3 nights in Kathmandu & 9 nights in trekking lodge & 3 nights in tent
Transportation: Local bus/private Jeep
Group size :Min 2 pax
COST INCLUDES :
# Welcome in Airport by garland
# Airport Pick up & Drop Transportation by private vehicle
# Twin sharing accommodation at Kathmandu in 2 star to 5 star hotel with breakfast
# sightseeing in Kathmandu Escorted with English Speaking Guide & Entrance fee
# Kathmandu /Syabrubesi & Melamchi /Kathmandu Transportation in Local Bus for member & guide
# Langtang National Park Fee
# Accommodation in tea house and tent during trek
# Meals (Breakfast, lunch, dinner) in trekking
# Langtang trekking map for group
# All necessary paper work & Permits
# All cost for a guide (A First Aid and Eco trained & Government licensed holder English Speaking guide) & required porter while on trek
# experienced cook, Sherpa, Kitchen Staff
# Tents, mattress, cooking utensils and camping equipments.
# Accommodation, meals, salary, equipment, transportation & Insurance of trekking staff
# First aids kit
# Travel & Rescue arrangement.
# All government taxes.
# Farewell dinner
COST EXCLUDES :
# International Airfare
# Nepal Visa fee (US$ 40 per person for 30 days)
# Airport Departure taxes/Excess baggage charges.
# Kathmandu /Sundarijal & Melamchi /Kathmandu private transportation USD 400
# Lunch/Dinner in Kathmandu
# Medical evacuation in case of emergency.
# Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)
# Client's insurance, Items of personal nature i.e. Soft/hard drinks, Tips etc.
# Expenses incurred due to mishaps, landslide, strikes, political unrest etc. In such case extra will be charged as per actual
Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary, but as this is adventure travel in a remote mountain region we cannot guarantee it! Weather conditions and the health of trekkers can all contribute to changes. The guides and their Sherpa assistants will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if necessary.
Accommodation on the trek & Food
You will be accommodated in lodges during tea house trek & tent in camping trek . Typical food available for lunch and dinner is Nepali rice & lentils, pasta, potato dishes, soups or pizzas. Delicious pancakes, porridge, toast and eggs are the main breakfast fare, while tea, coffee and hot chocolate are always available. You will probably be pleasantly surprised at the variety of food at the lodges.
There are a lot of steep ascents and descents on the trek and a good level of fitness is required. Some days you may be required to walk up to six hours. Please note that the estimated walking time each day will vary according to the overall fitness of the group and weather conditions.
Footwear & Clothing: Bring well broken-in walking shoes, suitable for snow; thick socks, light socks, camp shoes; down or fiber filled waterproof jacket and pants; sweater or fleece jacket; underwear; warm and cotton or polypropylene pants or jeans; shirts and T-shirts; shorts; long underwear; wool hat; sun hat; gloves; bathing suit; comfortable track/gym suit.
|City||Per Adult / Single Room||Per Adult / Double / Triple Room||Child Without Bed||Child With Bed|
|Kathmandu||USD $30||USD $30||USD $45||USD $50|
Arrival in Kathmandu & over night in Hotel
Welcome to Kathmandu, the capital city of the Himalayan kingdom of Nepal. You will be met on airport and transferred to your hotel. After the arrival, the group will be formally introduced to Guide for the activities over the next few days. One should pay attention in particular to the safety aspects of the briefing. Any questions or doubts should be asked and clarified at this time. We check your insurance details and other requirement for your trekking.
After breakfast, we start an interesting tour around Kathmandu. Escorting by an English speaking guide (can be provide any language speaking guide on request) be, try to give them a full taste of our vivid culture image and an enchanting manner of its people. In our sightseeing tour we go to Monkey temple Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath and Kathmandu Durbar square. Kathmandu Durbar Square: -This complex of palaces, courtyards and temples, built between the 12th and 18th centuries, used to be the seat of the ancient Malla kings of Kathmandu. An intriguing piece here is the 17th century stone inscription set into the wall of the palace with writings in 15 languages. The Durbar square, protected as an UNESCO world Heritage site, is the social, religious and urban focal point of the city. There are also museums inside the palace building. There is an entrance fee for foreign visitors. Your ticket to the Square entitles you to visit all the museums. Swayambhunath, 6.5 kilometers west of Kathmandu, situated on a hillock, this 2000 years old Stupa is the world’s most glorious Buddhist shrine and is surrounded by several small pagodas. The main temple is capped by a pinnacle of copper gilt and is painted on the four sides with all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. Pashupatinath, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is the holiest and most famous Nepalese temple. Situated 5 kilometers northeast of Kathmandu on the bank of the sacred Bagmati River, it is an impressive pagoda style structure with gilt roof and richly carved silver doors. It has bathing and cremation ghats, which are of absorbing interest to the tourist, particularly in the mornings and on festival days
Kathmandu –Syabrubesi (1467m)
Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1467 m.) via Trishuli (Nuwakot) which takes about eight hours. You stay overnight at hotel in Syabrubesi. You head north out of Kathmandu driving through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Syabru Besi passing through Dhunche. While passing along the road at the bank of Trishuli river you catch a glimpse of Ganesh Himal, terraces and green hills. As you pass through Dhunche you feel as if you are heading towards deep land. At the same time, you notice that the road after Betrawati is still under construction.
Trek from Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2470m.) and it takes about six hours. You walk through Jungle & the bank of the Langtang Khola . Later on you find that the settlement of Lama Hotel is located on the banks of Langtang River and surrounded by lush forests and mountains.
Lama Hotel to Langtang (3500m) Overnight in Trekking Lodge BLD
Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang (3500m.), it takes about five hours. As you continue ascending there are occasional glimpses of Langtang Lirung between the trees. At Ghora Tabela [3000m], the trail emerges from the forest. Once there was a Tibetan resettlement project here, but now it is a Nepalese army post though it has nonpermanent inhabitants. 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 you can visit shortly before arriving at the village of Langtang, the headquarters of the Langtang National Park. The houses of Langtang and its neighboring villages are of the flat- roofed Tibetan style, surrounded by stone walls enclosing fields of buckwheat, potatoes, wheat, turnips and barley.
Langtang To Kyanjing Gompa(3800m,) Overnight in Trekking Lodge BLD
Trek from Langtang to Kyangjin Gompa (3800m.), it takes about three hours. The trail ascends 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. Here there is a small monastery and a government-operated cheese factory. You arrive at Kyangjin by lunch time allowing time to acclimatize and explore the area. It is a dramatic setting, with snow covered peaks such as Langtang Lirung, Ganjala peak, Tserko ri, Langsisa ri surrounding you in all directions.
Rest Day. Overnight in Trekking Lodge BLD
Rest at Kyangjin Gompa for excursion. This day you can hike upto Langtang glaciers and back to Kyangjin Gompa. Because this is a 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 tumbling glaciers of Langtang Lirung or ascend Kyangjin Ri [4350m], directly behind the village, for a breath-taking panorama of the Langtang peaks
Extra day for incase
this is for if incase weather is bad then we will wait for a day.
Kyanjing Gompa To Ngegang(4000m). Overnight in Tent BLD
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 not available any lodge, you need to camp.
Ngegang To Keldang(4270m). Overnight in Tent BLD
Trek from Ngegang to Keldang via Ganja La (5106m.) which takes about five hours. This day is comparatively strenuous as you need to cross the Ganja la pass. On the Ganja la pass, you can find it covered with snowy ice most of the times through out the year. You need to camp.
Keldang To Dukpu(4080m). Overnight in Tent BLD
Trek Keldang to Dukpu(4080m.) which takes about 5 and half hours. Your camping site will be inside the forest. This day will be long day walking along ridge, grassland, very silent, amazing views of Mountains
Dukpu to tarkegyang(2740m). Overnight in Trekking Lodge BLD
Trek Dukpu to Tarkeghyang( 2740m.) Trail descends about 200mtrs, climb the 4100m pass. Views from Pass are spectacular to the Annapurna Region and Mt. Everest region too. From pass 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.
Tarkeghyang to Shermanthang(2621m). Overnight in Trekking Lodge BLD
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. There is situated a beautiful village on the half way to Shermathang. To add your joy, 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
Shermanthang to Melamchi Pul (846m). Overnight in Trekking Lodge BLD
Trek from Shermathang to Melamchi Pul Bazaar (846m.) and it takes approximately two 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.
Melamchi pul to Kathmandu. Overnight in Hotel BL
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. In the evening we will drive you for farewell dinner with cultural dance.
International Departure B
All too soon it's time to bid Nepal farewell and one realizes that we can never be intimate, only acquainted with this amazing adventure kingdom.