Langtang Ganja-La Pass Trekking, 15 Days
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Langtang Ganja-La Pass Trekking, 15 Days

Days: 15 / Difficulty: 4 of 5 (Strenuous)

A standout amongst the most prevalent and testing trekking goals, is the Langtang Ganja La Pass Trek, located northwest of Kathmandu valley in the Langtang region. This trek offers snow secured high passes, great perspectives of mountains, old religious communities, lovely Langtang and Helambu valleys, and natural life. Langtang Ganja La Pass Trek takes you from the busy trails of Langtang region to the quaint trails of Helambu via the frozen Ganja La Pass (5130m) and allows you to be amid pristine nature unspoiled with human interference. 

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, a full day sightseeing is on the cards prior to the trek. The trek starts from Sybrubensi and passes several Tamang villages before reaching the famous Tamang village in the Langtang valley. Followed by a cultural exploration in the Langtang village, the trail moves on through the alpine vegetation to reach the ancient monastery of Kyanjin Gompa. Kyanjin Gompa is the most sacred monastery for the Tamangs in the Langtang region. The trail then reaches the compelling Ganja La Pass (5130m), the highest altitude of the trek, which is frozen throughout the year. The trail then goes through the Sherpa villages of Helambu and finishes at Melamchi Pul in the Helambu locale. The Tamang village of Langtang, spectacular views of Langtang range, the dense forest of rhododendron and pine, numerous Buddhist monasteries, local cheese factories, the diverse flora, and fauna are the highlights of this trek.  An opportunity to see the red panda makes this trip equally enticing. 

With Swiss Family Treks and Expedition, you'll not only appreciate the mesmerizing sceneries but will also have an opportunity interact with the locals as we provide you with a local guide who is also fluent in English. Having worked for 15 years in the travel and tourism business, our company is renowned for the customer satisfaction and quality service. We put great focus on authentic experience hence craft our itineraries carefully. You can contact us for any kind of queries and information about the trek.
 


Facts of the Trek

Trek Region
Langtang Region
Type of Trek
Trekking & Hiking
Duration
15 Days
Highest Elevation
5130 m
Grade
Moderate to Strenuous 
Meals
Full board during the trek
Accomodations
3* Hotel in Kathmandu and lodges during the trek
Best Season
Autumn(Sep-Oct-Nov) & Spring (March-April-May)
Transportation by
Private 4W Vehicle

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Itinerary:
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Our team representative will welcome you at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu from where you will be transferred to your hotel. You can make a short visit to Thamel if you wish. Overnight at the 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 2: Full Day Guided Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu Valley by private van.
You will have a guided sightseeing tour of the beautiful Kathmandu valley and its significant religious and cultural places like Pashupatinath--the most significant Lord Shiva temple for Hindus all over the world, Boudhanath—the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal, and Swayambhunath—one of the most sacred Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Kathmandu. Overnight at the 3-star hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 3: Trek from Kathmandu to Sybrubensi 1460m with private car (6/7 hours). 
After having breakfast, we’ll drive to Sybrubensi, a village with huge stone houses, passing by Trishuli Bazaar and Dhunche. Along with the green hills, villages, and rivers, we will be looking at the ever-smiling snowcapped peaks. Driving on a bumpy and winding road, we reach Sybrubensi. Overnight at tented camp in Sybrubensi.

Day 4: Trek from Sybrubensi to Lama Hotel 2324m (5/6 hours). 
Our trek begins and proceeds along the course of Langtang River, and after an hour of ascending, we reach the new bridge. Passing through Domen, we reach Bamboo village where we will stop for lunch. The bamboo village hosts several guest houses, gardens, and vegetable fields. After a steep climb from Bamboo, we reach Rimche and proceed along the way to reach Lama Hotel. Overnight at tented camp in Lama Hotel.

Day 5: Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang 3330m (4/5 hours). 
After having our breakfast at the hotel, we’ll leave Lama Hotel behind to reach Langtang valley through Ghodatabela. We’ll be embraced by the stunning landscape of dense rhododendron forest, the exquisite Langtang River, and glimpses of Mt Langtang Lirung (7234m).  Ascending alongside Langtang River, we arrive in Langtang village. This is the largest settlement in the region mostly inhabited by Tamang ethnics with plentiful tea houses. Overnight at tented camp in Langtang.

Day 6: Trek from Langtang to Kyanjin Gompa 3730m (2/3 hours). 
We walk through vast grassland as we leave the Langtang valley past the largest Mani wall with inscribed prayers. After crossing Palpha Khola, we will have the glimpses of a spectacular icefall flowing from the Langtang range. We cross windy path through wooden bridges to finally reach Kyanjin Gompa, the most sacred monastery in the entire Langtang region. Overnight at tented camp in Kyanjin.

Day 7: Acclimatization day/ Hiking to Tserko-Ri.
This is the exploration day of the trek where we relax embracing the nature. We’ll explore Kyanjin Gompa and the local cheese factory as we explore the Kyanjin vicinity. We can also go for a hike to Tserko-Ri (4984m), from where we can enjoy the breathtaking view of the Langtang range along with other smaller peaks. Overnight at tented camp in Kyanjin.

Day 8: Trek from Kyanjin Gompa to Ngengang 4000m (5/6 hours).
From Kyanjin Gompa, we’ll 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’ll reach Ngengang where we’ll rest for the overnight. 

Day 9: Trek from Ngegang to Keldang 4270m via Ganja-La Pass 5130m (7/8 hours). 
After breakfast, we’ll set out for our rigorous walk where we reach Keldang via Ganja La Pass (5130m), which is covered in snow throughout the year. Ngegang to Keldang is the hardest part of the trip as we are required to walk through the icy and slippery path. Upon crossing Ganja La Pass, we will descend on a steep trail to reach Keldang. Overnight at tented camp in Keldang.

Day 10: Trek from Keldang to Dhukpa 4040m (7/8 hours). 
After an early breakfast, we set out for our trek to Dhukpa from Keldang. The trail consists of many highs and lows, a descent towards the valley along the ridge, and an easy walk on the grasslands that takes us to Dhukpa. Overnight at tented camp in Dhukpa.

Day 11: Trek from Dhukpa to Tarkegyang 2740m (6/7 hours). 
Today, our trek descends in the beginning, and subsequently, we make a steep climb to reach Yangri Peak. Trekking along the pine and rhododendron forest, we reach Tarkegyang, a large Sherpa village. We can visit the old monastery called Gekye Gompa, in the evening, as we explore the village. Overnight at tented camp in Tarkegyang.

Day 12: Trek from Tarkegyang to Sermanthang 2590m (5/6 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 tented camp in Sermanthang.

Day 13: Trek from Sermanthang to Kakani 1996m (3/4 hours).
We’ll have a healthy breakfast to kick start the day. We will descend through the ridge with a view of Melamchi Bazaar until we reach Chautara at the end of the ridge. Trekking through a forested path filled with small monasteries, we arrive in Kakani. We’ll be exploring the natural settings of Kakani where we’ll rest overnight.

Day 14: Trek from Kakani to Melamchi Pul 870m (3/4 hours) and Drive back to Kathmandu (5/6 hours) with private car and transfer to Hotel.
The trail descends through the Chir pine forests and meadows to reach Melamchi Pul. En route, we pass several small villages and temples before we get on our private car in Melamchi Pul. From Melamchi Pul, we’ll drive back to Kathmandu valley enjoying the countryside view. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you'll be transferred to your hotel. Overnight at a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu. 

Day 15: Final Departure from Kathmandu
Your 15-day long trip comes to an end. Our office representative will drive you to the airport to connect you to your scheduled flight.

Customize Your Trek: This is a general itinerary, which can always individually be “tailormade”. The trek package can be redesigned or redeveloped as per your taste, For more information please e-mail us at snftnepal@yahoo.de

Note: In case of emergency during the trip, Helicopter will be arranged by Swiss  Family Treks & Expedition GmbH. The charges must be paid by the clients themselves.

Price Adult Status *
USD 2,300
EUR 2.167
SFr 2.307
Trip is available
* Dates can be flexible, please contact us for individual dates.

Our Trek Package Cost Includes:
* Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & transfer by car / Van.
* 3 nights accommodation with breakfast at 3* hotel in Kathmandu.
* Kathmandu city tour as per the above itinerary and all entrance fees.
* Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee and hot/cold filter water during the trek.
* All transportation by private car.
* 1 experienced, helpful and friendly guide, 1 cook and porters (1 porter  for 2 peoples), their food & accommodation, salary, equipments & insurance.
* Trekking camping equipments (Tent, mattress, dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, kitchen utensils etc.)
* Tented Camp accommodation during the trek.
* Langtang National Park permit and all necessary permits.
* Office Service charge.
* All government tax.



Our Trek Package Cost doesn't include;
* Any meals in Kathmandu other than breakfast.
* Travel insurance (if you want us to arrange your travel insurance, we would  greatly be happy to assist).
* International air fare to and from Nepal.
* Nepal Tourist Visa fee.
* Items and expenses of personal nature.
* Any kind of alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, phone call, internet.
* Personal Trekking Equipments like sleeping bags, jackets (can all be hired in KTM)
* Emergency Evacuation (Helicopter Rescue).
* Any costs which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslides, political disturbance, and strikes etc.
* Any other costs whatsoever, that is not mentioned in the cost included.
* Horse renting and additional porters due to natural calamities during the trek.
* Tips for guide, porters, driver...

                                            Tipping is expected but it is not mandatory.


Langtang Ganja-La Pass Trekking, 15 Days


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