Langtang Ganja la Pass Trek, offers a multitude of trekking destinations. 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. A visit to the Langtang valley offers an opportunity to explore Tibetan villages, Tamang Villages, to climb small peaks and to visit glaciers at a comfortably low elevations. Kyanjin Gompa is a last Tibetan Village in the valley, from where a trek starts to Helambu over Ganja La Pass (5,200m). The pass itself is not easy, during autumn and spring the pass opens for trekkers.
Langtang Ganja la Pass Trek, offers an entirely 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 which is a serious undertaking requiring good equipment and experience from local guides. For three or four days there are no facilities and groups with their staff must be fully self-sufficient. Crossing of the pass requires the use of technical climbing equipment and trekkers must be skilled in the use of this and be prepared to assist less well-equipped porter staff. The trail follows a small valley before reaching the glaciated pass where the use of ropes, crampons and ice axes may be necessary.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu drive to Syabru Bensi (1550m/5100ft).
Day 03: Trek Syabru Bensi to Lama Hotel (2450m).
Day 04: Lama Hotel trek to Langtang Village (3430m).
Day 05: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3870m).
Day 06: Acclimatization/Rest day in Kyanjin.
Day 07: Kyanjin Gompa trekking to Ngegang (4000m).
Day 08: Ngegang trekking to Ganja-La pass (5200m) to Keldang (4270m).
Day 09: Keldang to Dukpu (4080m).
Day 10: Dukpu trekking to Tarke Ghyang (2590m).
Day 11: Tarkegyang to Sermathang (2610m).
Day 12: Melamchi drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 13: Farewell Departure
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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Upon your arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport (Kathmandu), our representatives from Adventure Mountain Guide Rabin Gurung will welcome you and transfer you to the hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu drive to Syabru Bensi (1550m/5100ft) After morning breakfast we drive out along the north-western hills of Kathmandu for about 7-8hr. You will witness nice scenery of white snowcapped mountains like Mt. Annapurna II, Manasalu, Ganesh Himal and other minor peaks along the route and as well as green scenery of hillock, rivers and village. Enjoy the Himalayan views and mountainous lifestyle through the terraced fields and rustic villages. The scenery of foothills and ridgeline vistas goes through the Trishuli Bazaar, Betrawati and Dhunche you feel as if you are heading towards deep land. We take our Lunch at the Trishuli Bazaar before continuing further toDhunche. We descend down to Syabrubesi for the overnight stay.
Day 03: Trek Syabru Bensi to Lama Hotel (2450m) The first day excitement trail crosses through the Bhote koshi River flowing down from Tibet and following the Langtang Khola. After a visit to the Gompa of Guru Rinpoche, follow the stone-paved main street out of town over Langtang Khola. After crossing the suspension bridge the trail gradually ascend up to Bamboo passing by landslide. The trail goes through the sub tropical forest which is cover by oak and maple, massive spruce, fir and blue pine. We pass through the forests of oak and rhododendron. The variety wildlife; yellow-throated martens, wild boars, Langur monkeys, red pandas and Himalayan black bears etc. are inhabitance of the forest. Afterwards, your trek ascends gently to Rimche (2400m). And at the end your trail is level to the Lama Hotel for the overnight stay.
Day 04: Lama Hotel trek to Langtang Village (3430m) The day start with a gentle climb, but it soon becomes steeper, climbing through wild forests of hemlocks, oaks, maples and white and pink rhododendrons high above the Langtang Khola. The tantalizing glimpse of snow capped peaks start appearing along with fleeting view of Mt. Langtang Lirung (7244m) through the trees. The trail leads to a log bridge and on climbing further we come across lush meadows of Ghora Tabela (2992m).The trail ascends gradually as the valley opens up into classical U-shaped glacial. Follow the trail across the helipad and yak pastures, climb briefly through rhododendrons and scattered Tamang villages. The trail crosses a stream and climbs past several water driven mills and prayer wheels to the large settlement of Langtang (3430m), headquarter of Langtang National Park. The village has flat- roofed Tibetan style house and elaborately carved driven windows of the upper village is worth exploring. Valley is surrounded by stone walls enclosing fields where buckwheat, potatoes, wheat, turnips and barley are planted and easy to find yak and the wild goats wondering around you.
Day 05: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3870m) The trail winds through the village and climbs a ridge topped by a large chorten. It then climbs gradually past an impressive mani wall, crossing a stream to the small village of Mundu (3442m). After crossing several small streams with wooden cantilever bridges and moraines, you can finally see the monastery of Kyanjin Gompa and the dramatic icefall flowing from the peaks of Langtang Lirung and Kimshung. The surroundings are interesting also because of the famous Government operated Cheese factory. We have chance to test cheese and curd by Yak milk, it is remarkable of this place. After having lunch, we can explore the area with abundant panoramic views of Langtang Lirung (7246m), Genjempol, Kyangjin RI (4750m.), Tsergo RI (5000m.), Ganja la (5160m.), Langshisa- Ri (6427m.), Dorje Lhakpa (6430m.), Naya Kang (5844m.), Yala peak (5500m).
Day 06: Acclimatization/Rest day in Kyanjin Today is the rest and exploration day of the trekking .We visit the monastery and the cheese factory or may walk up the moraine to see the spectacular ice faces and tumbling glaciers of Langtang Lirung or ascend Kyanjin Ri (4350m) and Tserko Ri (5,000m), which is highest point of this trek. Hike easy for a breath-taking panorama of the Langtang Lirung, Langtang range, Kinshung, Yansa Tsenji. We also have options to do a side trip to Langshisa Kharka. There are several alternatives sided trips, the surroundings areas of North having many smaller uninhabited valleys. Spend your night back to the Kyanjin.
Day 07: Kyanjin Gompa trekking to Ngegang (4000m) Crossing the Langtang Khola below Kyanjin Gompa the trail makes a steep climb through a forest of rhododendron and juniper. The trail goes on ascending high Himalaya area covered with little natural vegetation. We must have to well manage for shelter and food by ourselves. Sometime we have scarcity of water and miss the group on the puzzle trail. Then the trail reaches the yak pasture of Ngegang, full of worth able breathtaking mountains scenery and pure of nature beauties. You can see Yaks peacefully grazing and spend your night at tented camp.
Day 08: Ngegang trekking to Ganja-La pass (5200m) to Keldang (4270m) The trail continues south, following streams and moraines and climbs steeply towards the pass. The trail makes a final steep ascent to the pass, from the pass the trail descends steeply and enters the Yangri Khola Valley. It'd be a strenuous day since crossing Ganja La is one of the difficult passes. On the Ganja la pass, you can find it covered with snowy ice most of the times throughout the year. Make the long ascent through the boulders, pass the small lakes, and summit the Ganja La which situated on a rocky moraine. The pass provides a majestic panoramic view of the Langtang Lirung and the snowy summits of the Tibetan border. Climbing up and down the pass can sometimes be tricky due to snowfall and ice. Following the stream through grassy meadows, the trail reaches Keldang where we will set our camp.
Day 09: Keldang to Dukpu (4080m)This is a long tiring day. The trail descends along ridge, grassland, with amazing views of Mountain and its surrounded nature beauties. Then follow the ridge line through small settlements of the villagers of Helambu. You will reach Dukpu where inside the forest we will set our camp.
Day 10: Dukpu trekking to Tarke Ghyang (2590m) From, Dukpu the trail descends, and then make a climb to a pass. The views from Pass are spectacular towards the Annapurna Region, Mt. Everest region as well and native mountains. The trail descends through forest with pine and rhododendron, and then drops steeply to Gekye Gompa. Its steep descent passing tiny herder's to the settlement of Tarkeghyang. You can visit one of the oldest Buddhist monastery and picturesque Sherpa villages.
Day 11: Tarkegyang to Sermathang (2610m) Today the trail is quite easy through flat land with beautiful forests. The trail leads us cross small forest with the view of beautiful village of Helembu region. The trail makes a sweep around the wide valley end between Parachin and Sherpa village of Gangyul of Khumbu region. Sermathang is another pretty Sherpa village where you can visit many ancient monasteries and view of Jugal Himal range. In the clear day the villages provide good views of Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Gosaikunda and Rolwaling; even Everest also in a distance.
Day12: Melamchi drive back to Kathmandu After breakfast the trail gradually descends all the way to Melamchi Bazaar through meadows and cultivated fields. From here take a drive of around 3-4 hrs to the Kathmandu valley. Enjoy the panoramic views all the way, enjoying the cool air and forested road.
Day 13: Farewell Departure Today is free or last minute you have few hour special shopping for your relatives. If you have more time you can do some shopping or sightseeing. We will drop you to the International airportto catch your flight back to your home and wish for your Safe journey.