Langtang Ganja La Pass Trekking 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.
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