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Langtang and Ganjala Pass Trek – 16 Days

  • Langtang and Ganjala Pass Trek – 16 Days
  • Langtang and Ganjala Pass Trek – 16 Days
  • Langtang and Ganjala Pass Trek – 16 Days
  • Langtang and Ganjala Pass Trek – 16 Days
  • Langtang and Ganjala Pass Trek – 16 Days
  • Langtang and Ganjala Pass Trek – 16 Days
  • Langtang and Ganjala Pass Trek – 16 Days
  • Langtang and Ganjala Pass Trek – 16 Days
Stupa in between Langtang valley and Kyanjin

An Adventurous and challenging trek

  • Trip Highlights

    • An Adventurous and challenging trek
    • Stunning views of Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, Yala Peak along with other mountain ranges
    • Cross Ganjala Pass (5130 m)
    • Enjoy a fully supported trek with plenty of cultural interaction
    • Ancient old customs and impressive Buddhist monuments.
    • Yak Cheese factories, Religious monasteries, Yolmo Culture
    • Wildlife and diverse flora and fauna

    Langtang and Ganjala pass (5130 m) trek is considered one of the most difficult and challenging passes a trekker would overcome and enjoy once in a lifetime. This trek encompasses a beautiful valley of Langtang with the sheer dominance of Langtang Lirung (7246m), the highest peak in the area. The valley is surrounded by many beautiful peaks and glaciers and is the closest proximity National park from Kathmandu. Langtang valley opens out beyond Ghora Tabela. The valley is full of beautiful camping sites and you will come across Tamang settlements, ancient culture and religious lifestyle. From Langtang village, the trail continues to Kyangjin Gompa (3749 m). This is the site of the Yala Cheese Factory started in 1955 by the Swiss Association for Technical Assistance. Visits to the Yala Cheese Factory ( 4,633 m) and the small lakes beyond are worthwhile. Yala can be reached within half a day from Kyanjon Gompa.

    The most daring and important part of the trek is the pass the very pass of Ganjala. The last few 100m trails are precarious, as the small trail becomes narrower and uneven ledges. This will require us to use a rope for safety, though utmost care is enough. The descent from the pass is on a steep slope for over 1 km which too requires good care and attention. When you are over with this then the rest of the trail is easy and comfortable.

  • Day 01. Arrive Kathmandu, transfer to hotel. In Kathmandu.

    Upon arrival one of our office representative will receive you and escort you to your hotel. After check-in get refreshed and free time to explore

    Day 02. In Kathmandu (BB). Full day sightseeing tour.

    After breakfast, you will enjoy a full-day guided sightseeing tour to Syambhunath and Boudhanath two of the important heritage site in Kathmandu. In the afternoon we visit Bkahtapur. We finalize the trekking permit and in the evening we will meet with our trek leader and other team members for a short trek briefing.

    Day 03. Travel to Syabrubenshi (2134m) 6/7 hours drive - Lodge/Tea house accommodation

    About 30 minutes out of Kathmandu, you pass through the town of Kakani where there are great views of the Ganesh Himal is seen. Trisuli is a busy bazaar called Trisuli Bazaar. The river, which flows Southwest, is very popular with rafting. Drive further via Dhunche (1970m) which is an attractive village with large stone houses, you get an excellent view of Gheng (6581m) and Langtang Lirung (7246m) to the north and Ganesh (7460m) to the west. Drive along the road descend to Trisuli River and to Thulo Bharkhu than steep up to ridge through the pine woods. From here you have fine views up the valley towards the Tibetan border – about 20km away. The trail out of Bharkhu climbs a steep slope to the top of a ridge (2300m) where there is a good area to take a break. This is a good place for bird watching. You will enter the Langtang Valley now and you can see Ganesh Himal to the west, Tibet to the north, and Langtang Lirung to the east. You will also be able to see, on a ridge top below you, the lovely village of Syabru. The trail contours around the ridge at first before descending a short steep slope into Syabru (2134m).

    Day 04. Trek to Lama Hotel (2560m) 6-7 hrs

    Descend through the village of Syabru and continue down the ridge until you come to a trail to the east that drops sharply off the ridge and through a dense forest. Cross a bridge (1960m) over a tributary of the Langtang Khola and then climb for a short distance. The trail continues on a level basis before descending through a forest to the Langtang Khola. The trail begins climbing up from the river, shortly after the trail levels off, you join the old Langtang trail (2380m) from Sherpagaon and Syabrubensi. Another hour from this trail junction brings you to the Lama Hotel in the tiny village of Chongong (2560m).

    Day 05. Trek to Langtang valley (3506m) 4-5 hrs- Lodge/Tea house accommodation

    From Lama Hotel the trail climbs steadily to Ghora Tabela with glimpses of Langtang Lirung (7246m) through the trees. At times the trail becomes very steep but only for short distances. Gradually the air becomes thinner and the climate colder. At Ghora Tabela (3048m) the trail leaves the forest and a spectacular view of Langtang Lirung appears. Ghora Tabela was once a Tibetan resettlement camp but is now an army post. Continue up the valley, leaving the forests behind, the trail ascends steadily up to Langtang village, passing below a monastery about 30 min beforehand. Langtang is an interesting Tibetan-style village with stone- walls enclosing houses and fields where you just might see your first yaks. The Langtang National Park headquarters is located here. After Langtang, you can see a community of typical flat-roofed Tibetan houses and the valley flattens and broadens into open pasture. This is perfect for raising yaks, and you will see these imposing beasts everywhere.

    Day 06. Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3811m) 2-3 hrs

    The valley is U-shaped was carved by a glacier. Below Langtang, the valley has the characteristic V-shape of a river-carved valley. Leaving Langtang, you ascend gradually to a chorten (a small Tibetan Buddhist stupa) behind which is a very long mani wall. The trail passes two small villages and the village widens. You cross several streams and a moraine before arriving at Kyanjin Gompa (3800m). Between Langtang and Kyanjin Gompa, the views just get better and better where you will see Yansa Tsenji (6580m) and Kimshun (6750m) to the north and the Langtang Himal to the northwest. Take a good rest and allow your body to acclimatise to the high altitude as much as possible to be fully prepared for more ascending during the next day.

    Day 07. Free and Exploration day or try attempt 5000 m peak Tsegori Peak

    This is a free day to explore Langtang glaciers. You may hike up the moraine to this north of Kyanjin Gompa to an elevation of 4268 meters / 14000 ft. or more. There are excellent views of Langtang Lirung and a close-up view of one of the major glaciers. A fast descent takes you back to your camp at kyanjin Gompa. An extra day always provides an opportunity to rest and explore this area or climb 5000m Tsegori Peak.

    Day 08. Trek to Ngengang 4000m (5/6 hours)

    From Kyanjin Gompa, you will ascend through trails with sparse vegetation. We cross a suspension bridge over Langtang Khola and arrive at Chhana Lake before reaching Ngengang. After a tiring walk amid the bare hills, we reach Ngengang where we will rest overnight.

    Day 09. Ascend to Base camp of Ganjala-la Phedi (4300 m)5-6 hrs
    Today you will ascend to the base camp crossing the Lantang river and the dense rhododendron forest.
    Day 10.Cross the Ganjala pass (5130 m)- Camp at Keldang

    Today we cross the Ganja La pass. It’d be a strenuous day since Ganja La is one of the difficult passes. Ganja la pass is covered with snow almost 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. Enjoy the spectacular views from the pass.

    Day 11. Trek to Yak Kharka (4000m) -6 hours

    Today you will trek through Tamang and Sherpa village all down hill before you reach Yak Kharka.

    Day 12. Trek to Tarkegyang 2740m (6-7 hours).

    you will walk further on the Helambu region to reach Tarke Ghyang. In the beginning, you will have to walk a steep climb before reaching Yangri Peak. You will view different mountains throughout your day. Upon reaching Tarke Ghyang you can also explore the Tarke Ghyang Monastery and Chiri Monastery.

    Day 13. Trek to Shermanthang (2590m) - 3-4 hours

    Walk through Ghyangul and Chimighyang will take us to the beautiful village of Sermanthang which is very rich in culture as it is inhabited by the Sherpa community. The village serves equally satiating natural landscapes. You can spend the evening interacting with the locals. Overnight at Sermanthang.

    Day 14. Trek to Melamchi, drive to Kathmandu

    You will cross several vintage human settlement areas and pass through meadows and cultivated areas before reaching Melamchi Pul Bazaar. Upon reaching Melamchi you will take a drive to Kathmandu which may take about 4 hours. Upon arrival at Kathmandu, you will be transferred to a hotel and you will have free time for shopping. Farewell dinner in the evening.

    Day 15. Transfer to Airport, depart Kathmandu
    Free time until departure. You will be dropped at the airport for onward journy.

    This is a Semi Camping Trip - the first part up to Kyanji Gompa we use lodges and after Kyanjo Gompa until Melamchi, we will be staying intent, and using services of cooks and kitchen staff. If a member wants to stay at lodges after the pass at Tarkhegyang or Melamchi it can be done.

    The itinerary and schedule as shown are guidelines only. It is subject to change due to logistic, local, technical, weather and other condition beyond our control. In such a situation Kailash Himalaya Trek and its agent / representative reserve the right to alter (lengthen or shorten) any program when necessary. Any cost resulting from such change must be borne by the members.

  • Cost-Private Trip: Nett cost per person in US$
    • US$ 1900 per person

    Cost includes:

    • All arrival and departure transfers
    • Hotel accommodation in 2* facility in Thamel
    • All meals and accommodation in lodge and tent during the trek
    • Food, cooking utensils and all camping equipment
    • Service of trek guide, cook, kitchen and Sherpa assistant
    • Porters to carry member baggage (each 15 kg, food and camping equipment
    • Warm clothing, shoes, blankets and dark goggles for high altitude porters as required
    • Accident insurance for staffs and porters
    • Private reserved bus to trek start/endpoint
    • National park and Tims permit

    Cost Excludes:

    • Personal clothing and sleeping bag
    • Personal accident and health insurance
    • Emergency evacuation and medical-box
    • Alcoholic and bottled beverage, laundry, and tips
    • Sightseeing and major meals in Kathmandu]
    • Any other services and expenses that are not specifically mentioned in the program
    • Expenses due to the flight delay, sickness other contingencies

    *Government fees and airfares are subject to change without prior notice

    Departure: Anytime as per your choice of date
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