Langtang Ganja La Pass Trekking

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 (5200m). The pass it self is not easy, during autumn and spring the pass opens for trekkers. A trek Over Ganja la pass 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 1

Arrive Kathmandu. Meet & transfer to Hotel. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Swyambhunath. O/N Hotel.

Day 2
Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley.
Your sightseeing trip will start at 9AM in the morning after breakfast. We will provide a private vehicle and professional tour guide. We visit Pashupatinath temple, Bauddhanath, Monkey temple, Bhaktapur durbar square and Kathmandu durbar square. The afternoon includes a final briefing and preparations for the trek. Overnight at hotel with breakfast included.
Day 3
Drive to Sybru Bensi (1462 meters) by bus 8 hours.
Drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi which takes about nine hours by bus or Land cruiser depending on group size. 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 is still under construction. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 4
Trek to Lama Hotel (2500 meters) 5 hours.
Today, the first part of the trail crosses through Bhote Koshi and follows the Langtang Khola. This trail gradually ascents up to Bamboo passing through the Landslide. Afterwards, your trek ascends gently to Rimche (2400 meters) through Bamboo (1960 meters) which lies at the bank of Langtang Khola. You can have lunch at this place if you like at the end your trail is level to Lama Hotel. En route you could see red pandas, monkeys and bears if your lucky. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 5
Trek to Langtang Village (3307 meters) 5 hours.
The trek route follows Gumanechok, Ghoda Tabela literally it means the Horse Stable. After the trail is slightly gradual providing beautiful valley views with the grazing Yaks. Langtang village is very local and old along this trekking route. The view from here is more spectacular as we are getting closer to the mountains. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 6
Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3798 meters) 4 hours.
Today is a shorter walk but enough for acclimatization. The surroundings are interesting because of the famous Cheese factory. This is the beautiful valley in the lap of the Langtang Lirung and other around. This is the place to explore the valley and lots of small peaks to climb. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 7
Kyanjin Gompa exploration day.
Today is a day to rest and explore the area. You can visit the monastery and cheese factory, walk up the moraine to see the spectacular ice faces and tumbling glaciers of Langtang Lirung or ascend Kyangjin Ri (4350 meters) which is highest point of this trek, directly behind the village, for a breath-taking panorama of the Langtang peaks. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 8
Trek to Ngegang (4000 meters) 5 hours.
Here you can not see any villages. The trail goes on ascending and the area is covered with few natural vegetation. Since there are no lodges available. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 9
Trek to Keldang (4300 meters) via Ganja La (5200 meters) 6 hours.
Today is comparatively strenuous as you need to cross the Ganja la pass over 5200 meters. On the Ganja la pass, you can find it covered with snowy ice most of the times throughout the year. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 10
Trek to Dukpu (4080 meters) 6.30 hours.
A long day walking along the ridge, grassland, with amazing views of Mountains. Your camping site will be inside the forest. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 11
Trek to Tarkeghyang (2560 meters) 5.30 hours.
Trail descends about 200mtrs, climb the 4100 meters pass. Views from Pass are spectacular towards the Annapurna Region and Mt. Everest region as well. From the pass the trail descends through pine forest, rhododendron forest past tiny herder’s to the settlement of 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. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 12
Trek to Shermathang (2621 meters) 5.30 hours.
This day the trail is quite easy through flat land with beautiful forests along the way. You trek on crossing some small streams. A beautiful village half way to Shermathang. Shermathang is another pretty Sherpa village where you can visit many ancient monasteries and also see Jugal Himal range at the north face of Shermathang village. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 13
Trek to Melamchi Pul Bazaar (846 meters) 5 hours.
The trail gradually descends all the way to Melamchi Pul Bazaar through meadows and cultivated fields. Along the way, you come across several old villages with their own particular traditions. Walking today is quite pleasant with mountain views and interacting with friendly local people. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 14
Drive from Melamchi Pul Bazaar to Kathmandu 4 hours.
After breakfast you travel along a bumpy gravel path up to Lamidanda and then follow the pitched road up to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.
Day 15
Leisure day in Kathmandu.
Extra day in Kathmandu for relaxing and some shopping. If you are interested in continuing on to the Chitwan Jungle Safari, River Rafting Adventure or any other tours you can start today.
Day 16
Transfer to international airport for your final departure.
The trip ends, our Airport Representative will drop you to the Kathmandu International Airport for your flight departure from Nepal.

General Information About  Langtang Ganja la Pass Trekking

Trip Fact Sheet of Langtang Ganja la Pass Trekking

Trip duration -16 Days Trek Duration – 13 Days Max. Altitude – 4080 m
Group Size – Min-1 Starting From – Syabrubesi Trek End – Syabrubesi
Grade  Moderate Transportation –  Drive Type –Tea House/Home stay/Camping (it is needed to take a tent)
Attraction of the trek – Himalayan Sights – Culture – Tibetan culture, Bon and Hindu culture , Buddhism
Activity – Trekking and Cultural excursion , Pilgrims Tour, Heritage rail Highlights of trip Best Time : March to June , August to December
Cost Included
  • Airport pick up and Drop by private car/van/bus.
  • Three nights standard accommodation in Kathmandu (Two the arrival day and after the trekking).
  • Your standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking.
  • All necessary paper works and conservation entry permits.
  • Ground transportation from Kathmandu to Sybrubesi by bus.
  • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks.
  • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) Permit.
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples).
  • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • All government taxes.
Trip cost does not includes
  • International airfare and Nepal visa fee.
  • Excess baggage charges with domestic flight.
  • Lunch / dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Emergency rescue and medical expenses.
  • Personal expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills personal porters.
  • Tips for the trekking crew.
  • Other optional trips/activities and sightseeing if required.
Frequently Asked Questions ( FAQs) Langtang Ganja la Pass Trekking– Eco Holiday Asia
FAQ 1 : Do I need to Pay in Advance ?
No , you don’t need to pay any money on advance . you pay us when you arrive at Nepal .
FAQ 2 : Can I cancel my Booking ?
Yes, you have full right to cancel you booking ( Individual ) 36 hours before of programme dates , In the case of Group booking you must have to inform us before 1 week of program date.
FAQ 3 : What happens if company do not response our booking when we arrive Kathmandu ?
You got confirmation letter when you booked tour with us . This slip is known as legal contract with customer and company as a rules of Ministry of Nepal . If company does not response your booking , you can claim compensation with company . Our company will bear you your returns flight and expenses .
FAQ 4 : Do I need to Give any Private Information like Credit Card Details or Bank Details when i booked with company ?
Generally No, we don’t ask any your credit card/ Bank or any other private  information at the time of booking , but some case our sales department can call you for final confirmation of your details .
FAQ 5 : Do I need to pay extra charges or Do you charge me extra when I arrived at destination?
No, we don’t charge any extra money from you , all offer price are fixed during our promotional period , we included all cost which is included on Includes section of package details . But you have to Notice All Promotional price does not included entrance fees of the sightseeing places , for this you have to pay when you arrived at those places to government counter .
FAQ 6 : How about group Size of your tour?
We aimed to provide quality service in affordable cost . in a tour our maximum size of group is 15 person a group and on trekking 10 person a group .
FAQ 7 : How secure we are ?
We first concerned about your security, comfort and entertainment during the trip  . We highly care about your health and your comfort . Do not need to worry about this during the trip , we take care after you .