Langtang Ganja-La Pass Trekking Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu 1338m
Our team representative will welcome you at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu from where you will be transferred to the hotel. You can make a short visit to Thamel if you wish. Overnight at a 4-star hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 2: Full Day Guided Sightseeing Tour in Kathmandu Valley by private vehicle
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 a 4-star hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubensi 1460m/6-7 hours by private vehicle
After having breakfast, we’ll drive to Syabrubensi, 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 Syabrubensi. Overnight at a lodge in Syabrubensi.
Day 4: Trek from Syabrubensi 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 a lodge 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 a lodge 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 a lodge in Kyanjin Gompa.
Day 7: Acclimatization day/ Hiking to Tserko-Ri 4984m
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 a lodge in Kyanjin Gompa.
Day 8: Trek from Kyanjin Gompa to Ngegang 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 Ngegang where we’ll rest for the overnight. Overnight at a tented camp in Ngegang.
Day 9: Trek from Ngegang to Keldang 4270m/7-8 hours via Ganja-La Pass 5130m
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 a 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 a 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 a lodge 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 a lodge 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. Overnight at a lodge in Kakani.
Day 14: Trek from Kakani to Melamchi Pul 870m/3-4 hours and drive back to Kathmandu 5-6 hours by private vehicle
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 4-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.
Pricing for Group Size Basis: (Private Trek - Lodge-based and Partly Camping)
All inclusive Trek Price for single/individual trekker; USD 3450
All inclusive Trek Price for 2 trekkers basis; USD 2685 per person
All inclusive Trek Price for 3 trekkers basis; USD 2265 per person
All inclusive Trek Price for 4 trekkers basis; USD 2120 per person
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