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Kijanjin Gompa

Langtang Trek via Ganja La

$815

With the Langtang Trek via Ganja La pass, you have many beautiful opportunities. You follow the river upstream through forests of pine, bamboo and rhododendron. Then you ascend through pastures to arrive at the alpine meadows of Kyanjin Gompa, the last Tibetan village in the valley. And last but not least, you cross the exciting mountain pass of Ganja La.

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All about the Langtang Trek via Ganja La.

Langtang Trek via Ganja La

Trekking in the Langtang Valley and crossing Ganja La is a trekking full of diversity. Langtang is a narrow valley that lies just below the main Himalayan range to Nepal’s northern border with Tibet and a slightly lower range of snowy peaks in the south. A visit to the Langtang valley gives you the opportunity to explore Tibetan and Tamang villages. Also you could climb small peaks and visit glaciers at a comfortably low elevations. From Kyanjin Gompa, a Tibetan village in the valley, the trek heads Helambu via Ganja La pass (5200m). The pass itself can be challenging, during autumn and spring the pass is open for trekkers.

A trek over Ganja La pass is an entirely wild and adventurous experience. If you are on this trek during spring, the forest along the trail is colourful as it is full of blooming rhododendrons. Crossing Ganja La is a serious undertaking that requires good equipment and experience from our local guides. Crossing the pass requires technical climbing equipment and trekkers must be skilled in the use of this. The trail follows a small valley before it reaches the glaciated pass where the use of ropes, crampons and ice axes may be necessary.

By crossing the pass you enter Helambu, descend and slowly return to Kathmandu.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • airport transfer
  • experienced, English speaking guide
  • porter per 2 persons (w/ dustproof & waterproof duffel bag)
  • private vehicle (Kathmandu – Syabrubesi)
  • private vehicle (Melamchi Pul Bazaar – Kathmandu)
  • TIMS Card
  • all required trekking permits
  • hotel in Kathmandu – 2 nights
  • accommodation during your trek – 11 nights
  • breakfast, lunch and dinner during your trek
  • government taxes, VAT and tourist service charges
Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Nepal tourist visa
  • travel health insurance
  • emergency evacuation if needed
  • alcohol, hot and cold drinks
  • trekking equipments
  • tips for your trekking staff and drivers (will be expected)
  • all other expenses that are not mentioned below ‘cost includes’
  1. Day 1 Kathmandu (1400m)

    By Mountain People welcomes you at the international airport and brings you to your hotel in Thamel.

    Later this day, we will meet at your hotel or at our office for a pre-trip meeting. We introduce you to your guide and talk about your itinerary. If you have any questions or requests, we would like to hear them from you.

    Note: Please make sure you bring your passport to the meeting along with three copies, two photos and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. We also request you to clear the due balance if any.

    airport transfer – hotel

  2. Day 2 Syabrubesi (1462m)

    Early morning we pick you up at your hotel and drive to Syabrubesi (1462m) which takes up to eight hours by private bus. Driving through the scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Syabrubesi along the mighty Trishuli river, we get a glimpse of Ganesh Himal. Terraced green hills and lush forests make the drive very pleasurable. Parts of the road are bumpy and under construction.

    breakfast – private vehicle – dinner – mountain lodge

  3. Day 3 Lama Hotel (2500m) - 6/7 hrs

    Today we start our trek! On the first part of the trail we cross the Bhote Khosi river and follow the Langtang Khola. The trail gradually ascends and we pass rugged paths up to Bamboo (1960m). Then our trek climbs gently to Rimche (2400m) which lies at the bank of Langtang Khola. Here we can have lunch where after we continue following the trail to Lama Hotel (2500m). Along the way, if we’re lucky, we might see red pandas, monkeys and even boars.

    breakfast, lunch & dinner – mountain lodge

  4. Day 4 Langtang Village (3307m) - 4/5 hrs

    Today our route takes us to Gumanechok at Ghora Tabela which literally means the Horse Stable. Then we gradually climb to a beautiful valley with yaks. Langtang is a typical village and one of the oldest along our trekking route. The views of the mountains are spectacular in the dry season and become more imposing as we trek closer.

    breakfast, lunch & dinner – mountain lodge

  5. Day 5 Kyanjin Gompa (3860m) - 2/3 hrs

    Today we have a shorter walk, but adequate for acclimatizing. There are some interesting things to explore, especially the famous cheese factory. If you like you can try some locally produced cheese as fresh as it could get. This beautiful valley is on the lap of the Langtang Lirung, the place where we can explore the valley and climb several small peaks (hillocks).

    breakfast, lunch & dinner – mountain lodge

  6. Day 6 Acclimatization Day - Kyanjin Ri (4600m)

    Today we take rest and explore the area a bit. We can visit a monastery and the cheese factory, walk up the moraine to see the spectacular ice faces and tumbling glaciers of Langtang Lirung. Or … we could ascend Kyangjin Ri, the highest point of this trek directly behind the village. It’s a good opportunity for a breath-taking panorama of the Langtang peaks.

    breakfast, lunch & dinner – mountain lodge

  7. Day 7 Ngegang (4000m) - 3 hrs

    Back on track, we follow the trail again. Today we ascend in an area that is covered with few natural vegetation. Here in this area no villages can be seen, hence no more lodges are available for us.

    breakfast, lunch & dinner – tent

  8. Day 8 Ganja La (5200m) & Keldang (4270m) - 8 hrs

    Today is comparatively more strenuous as we cross Ganja La pass (5200m) that is covered with snowy ice most of the time.

    breakfast, lunch & dinner – tent

  9. Day 9 Dukpu (4080m) - 8 hrs

    We have a long walking day along the ridge and grassland, with amazing views of the Himalayas. Tonight our campsite will be in the forest.

    breakfast, lunch & dinner – tent

  10. Day 10 Tarke Ghyang (2590m) - 8 hrs

    The trail descends slightly before we climb over a 4100 meters high mountain pass, from where we can have a spectacular view of the Annapurna and the Everest regions. On the other side of the pass the trail descends through a pine forest, a rhododendron forest and past the tiny herder settlement Tarkeghyang (2560m). Here we can visit one of the oldest Buddhist monasteries and Sherpa villages in this region and you will be welcomed by the cheerful and friendly people of this village.

    breakfast, lunch & dinner – mountain lodge

  11. Day 11 Shermathang (2621m) - 4 hrs

    This day the trail is quite easy as we trek through flat lands with beautiful forests and small streams along the way. We visit a beautiful village halfway to Shermathang (2621m), another pretty Sherpa village where you can see many ancient monasteries and also the Jugal Himal range on the north face of the village.

    breakfast, lunch & dinner – mountain lodge

  12. Day 12 Melamchi Pul Bazaar (746m) - 6 hrs

    The trail gradually descends all the way to Melamchi Pul Bazaar through meadows and cultivated fields. Along the way, we trek across several old villages with their own unique traditions. Today the walk is quite pleasant with great mountain views.

    breakfast, lunch & dinner – mountain lodge

  13. Day 13 Kathmandu (1400m)

    After breakfast we drive along a bumpy gravel path up to Lamidanda and then follow the metalled road up to Kathmandu.

    In the evening, we offer you and your guide a farewell dinner together in a traditional Nepalese restaurant.

    breakfast – private vehicle – farewell dinner – hotel

  14. Day 14 Departure

    If it’s the final day of your holiday in Nepal, we will bring you back to the international airport. Goodbye friends! We hope that we will meet each other again in the future.

    breakfast – airport transfer

Hotels and Mountain Lodges

Hotels

In Kathmandu, before and after your Langtang Valley trek, you will be staying at a 3-star hotel with a private bathroom and wifi. These hotels have a prime location. In Kathmandu you will be staying in the travellers neighbourhood Thamel. The hotel is nearby many restaurants, trekking gear shops and supermarkets.

Mountain Lodges

During your Langtang Valley trek, you will be staying at mountain lodges. Here are double rooms and shared bathrooms.

A hot shower and wifi are also available for an additional fee.

 

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
Curious localsPhoto by Jonny

Curious children of Langtang by Jonny

Long bus ride to reach the regionPhoto by Scott Mattoon

Langtang Lirung by Scott Mattoon