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Langtang Gangala pass

Trekking to Langtang provides the perfect environments of rivers, forests and high soaring peaks. Witnessing the Tamangs attired in traditional Tibetan gowns adds to the rich cultural experience. This trek is a great choice for nature lovers and adventurers alike.

The valley is situated in Langtang National Park (the first one in the country), and can be linked with the Sherpa dominant valley of Helembu either by Gosainkunda Pass (4,610m/15,167ft) or by Ganja La pass (5,106m/16,799ft). While Gosainkunda Pass is commonly used by trekkers to traverse to Helambu, Ganja La Pass has always been a concern of trekkers. Crossing the Ganja La Pass with unfavorable weather conditions can make trekking to Langtang one of the most challenging treks in Nepal. Good equipment and knowledge of mountaineering is a prerequisite for this trek.

Ganja La Pass Trip Facts

Trekking Destination: Ganja La Pass
Group Size: Min - 1 Pax.
Highest Access of the Trekking: 5116m.
Best Season: March/April/May/Sept/Oct/Nov
Transportation: Bus/Car/Land Cursor
Trip Grade: Fairly Strenuous
Mode of Trekking Tour: Tea House/Camping
Trekking Hour: Approximately 6 - 7 hours
Total Days: 16 Days


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Day 01.

Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1345meters). You will be met by our representative and transfer to hotel and a short brief about the trekking after refreshment.

Day 02.

Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour including Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Monkey Temple, Pashupatinath Temple and Baudhanath Stupa.

Day 03.

Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche (1966m.):
It takes about eight hours. You head north out of Kathmandu driving through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Dhunche. The first part of your drive upto Trishuli Bazaar is quite smooth. The path now moves along the gravel road. During the rainy season, the path is sometime blocked due to landslides. Your drive from Kathamandu to the destination is to be made by either local bus or land cruiser.

Day 04.Trek from Dhunche to Syabru Gaon (2581m.):
It takes about five and half hours. Trek to Syabru Gaon (6950ft, 2120m). The trekking today is very leisurely through forests and terraced hill slopes. As you enter Syabru, you descend to the ridgeline that separates the Langtang Khola from the Trisuli River. Syabru is a beautiful village stretched out along the ridgeline. You will continue through the village to your campsite about fifteen minutes beyond on the slopes below the village. The sunset is magnificent brilliantly backlighting the houses perched on the ridgeline above. From here you can enjoy spectacular view of Lantang Lirung (7245m.) and Tibetan Himal ranges.

Day 05.Trek from Syabru Gaon to Lama Hotel (2470m.):
It takes about five hours. The trail descends along the ridge on Syabru's main street and then drop to the Ghopche Khola (2050 m.) and again descends to the Landslide (1810m.). Afterwards, you trek ascends gently to Rimche (2400m.) through Bamboo (1960m.) and at the end your trail is level to the Lama Hotel. En route you could see red pandas, wild monkeys and bear if you are lucky.

Day 06.Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3430m.):
It takes about six hours. As you continue climbing there are occasional glimpses of Langtang Lirung between the trees. At Ghora Tabela (3000m), the trail emerges from the forest. While walking here, you can catch a glimpse of white monkeys and local birds. Once there was a Tibetan resettlement project here, but now it is a Nepalese army post though it has no permanent inhabitants. The trail continues to climb gently and the valley widens, passing a few temporary settlements used by herders who bring their livestock to graze in the high pastures during the summer months. There is a monastery which we can visit shortly before arriving at the village of Langtang, the headquarters of the Langtang National Park. The houses of Langtang and its neighboring villages are of the flat-roofed Tibetan style, surrounded by stone walls enclosing fields of buckwheat, potatoes, wheat, turnips and barley.

Day 07.Trek from Langtang Village to Kyangjin (3870m.):
It takes about three hours. The trail climbs gradually through small villages and yak pastures as the valley opens out further and the views become more extensive. After crossing several small streams and moraines, the trail reaches the settlement at Kyangjin. There is a small monastery and a government-operated cheese factory. You will arrive at Kyangjin by lunch time allowing time to acclimatize and explore the area. It is a dramatic setting, with snow covered peaks surrounding us in all directions. At this point, you can enjoy the panoramic view of Dorje Lakpa (6990m.), Langtang Ri (6370m.) and Langtang Lirung (7245m.).

Day 08.Rest day at Kyangjin Gompa and excursion around:
This is day to rest and explore the area. You can visit the monastery and the cheese factory, walk up the moraine to see the spectacular ice faces and tumbling glaciers of Langtang Lirung or ascend Kyangjin Ri [4350m], directly behind the village, for a breath-taking panorama of the Langtang peaks.

Day 09.Trek from Kyangjin Gompa to Lama Hotel:
It takes about six hours. From Kyangjin you retrace your route, following the Langtang Khola to Langtang village and on to Ghora Tabela. After lunch you continue the steep descent to Lama Hotel.

Day 10.Trek Kyanjing Gompa to Ngegang(4000m.):
It takes about 5 hours. There you can not see any villages. The trail goes on ascending and area is covered with little natural vegetation. Since there are not available any lodge, you need to camp.

Day 11.Trek Ngegang to Keldang (5106m.) via Ganja La (5100m.):
It takes about 5 hours. This day is comparatively strenuous as you need to cross the Ganja la pass. On the Ganja la pass, you can find it covered with snowy ice most of the times through out the year

Day 12.Trek Keldang to Dukpu(4080m.):
It takes about 5 and half hours. Your camping site will be inside the forest. This day will be long day walking along ridge, grassland, very silent, amazing views of Mountains.

Day 13.Trek Dukpu to Tarkeghyang( 2740m.):
The Trail descends about 200mtrs, climb the 4100m pass. Views from Pass are spectacular to the Annapurna Region and Mt. Everest region too. From pass trail descends through pine forest, rhododendron forest past tiny herder's settlement to 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.

Day 14.Trek from Tarkeghyang to Shermathang (2621m.):
It takes about four hours.This day the trail is quite easier through flat land with beautiful forests on the way. You trek on crossing some small streams on the way. There is situated a beautiful village on the half way to Shermathang. To add your joy, Shermathang is another pretty Sherpa village where you can visit many ancient monasteries. There you can see Jugal Himal range at the north face of Shermathang village.

Day 15.Trek from Shermathang to Melamchi Pul Bazaar (846m.) and Drive to Kathamndu:
It takes approximately two hours To Melamchi Pul Bazar, The trail gradually descends all the way to Melamchi Pul Bazaar through meadows ad cultivated fields. On the way, you come across several old villages with their own particular tradition. Walking this day is quite pleasant with mountain views and interaction with local and friendly people and it takes about six hours to drive to Kathamndu.

Day 16.

Transfer to international airport for your final flight departure.

The cost includes:
v  All the international and domestic airport transfers

vAll land transport on buses
vAn experience Trekking  Guide and porters (2:1 basis) insured, registered, experience, salary food  and accommodation paid
vLangtang National Park entry permit
vTIMS ( Trekkers Information Management System )
vThree meals a day (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)
vAll accommodation at tea house on twin sharing basis
vEquipment  such as Sleeping bag and Down jacket if required)
v Quick Kathmandu heritage visit Sightseeing

The price will not include:
v  City sightseeing entry fee  
vLunch and dinner at Kathmandu
vNature of personnel expenses
vNepal visa
vBar and beverage bills and all kind of drinks
vPersonnel clothing 
vTravel insurance
vTips (tips are expected) for Guide porter and Driver