Langtang Ganja La Pass trekking starts with an exciting and interesting long drive from Kathmandu heading north towards central Himalaya region at Langtang and Rasuwa district to Syabrubesi, where our adventure leads to Langtang Valley at Kyanjin Gompa with eye-catching views of Himalaya. This trek takes you to the famous Langtang region and the Ganja La pass (5122m). An interesting excursion to Tserko Ri (5,000m). Langtang trekking offers panoramic Himalayan views of beautiful valley and the snowy summits of the Tibetan border. Ganja la trek follows the alpine forests, rich flora and fauna high altitude pastureland. The northern parts of the area mainly fall within the boundaries of Langtang National Parks.
Our Adventure Journey continues heading away from mainstream trekking trail to remote and isolated areas at Langtang Ganja-la pass trail with ever present views of mountains, Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa, Mt. Gaurishanker, Ganesh Himal, Langshisa Ri, Gangchenpo, Yala peak and Naya Kanga which seems to be marvelous throughout the way. After crossing the highest point of the adventure over 5,122 m high at Ganja-la top, then heads downhill to fascinating areas of Helambu at Tarkegyang village, home of Hyalmo ethnic tribe similar to Sherpa people culture and Buddhist religions. Finally, towards the end of the trip, after enjoying an awesome time with tough and enjoyable walk around Langtang and Helambu via scenic Langtang, Ganja-la pass trekking, then this remarkable and memorable adventure ends with a drive back to Kathmandu. Alpine Trav Treks and Expeditions are always ready to manage your treks as per your interests and requirements.
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After arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be welcomed by the representative of AlpineTrav Treks and Exoeditions and you will be shifted to your hotel.
After morning breakfast we drive out along the north-western hills of Kathmandu for about 7-8hours. You will witness lovely scenery of white snowcapped mountains like Mt. Annapurna II, Manasalu, Ganesh Himal and other minor peaks along the route and as well as the green landscape of hillock, rivers, and village. Enjoy the Himalayan views and lifestyle through the terraced fields and rustic villages. The scenery of foothills and ridgeline vistas goes through the Trishuli Bazaar, Betrawati and Dhunche you feel as if you are heading towards low land. We take our Lunch at the Trishuli Bazaar before continuing further to Dhunche. We descend to Syabrubesi.
The first-day excitement trail crosses through the Bhote Koshi River flowing down from Tibet and following the Langtang Khola. After a visit to the Gompa of Guru Rinpoche, follow the stone-paved main street out of town over Langtang Khola. After crossing the suspension bridge, the trail gradually ascends up to Bamboo passing by the landslide. The path goes through the subtropical forest which is cover by oak and maple, large spruce, fir and blue pine. We pass through the jungles of oak and rhododendron. The variety wildlife; yellow-throated martens, wild boars, Langur monkeys, red pandas and Himalayan black bears, etc. are inhabitance of the forest. Afterward, your trek ascends gently to Rimche (2400m). And at the end, your trail is level to the Lama Hotel.
The day starts with a gentle climb, but it soon becomes steeper, climbing through wild forests of hemlocks, oaks, maples and white and pink rhododendrons high above the Langtang Khola. The tantalizing glimpse of snow-capped peaks starts appearing along with the short view of Mt. Langtang Lirung (7244m) through the trees. The trail leads to a log bridge and on climbing further we come across lush meadows of Ghora Tabela (2992m). The trail ascends gradually as the valley opens up into classical U-shaped glacial. Follow the path across the helipad and yak pastures, climb briefly through rhododendrons and scattered Tamang villagers. The trail crosses a stream and climbs past several water-driven mills and prayer wheels to the large settlement of Langtang (3430m), headquarter of Langtang National Park. The village has flat-roofed Tibetan style house, and elaborately carved driven windows of the upper village are worth exploring. Valley is surrounded by stone walls enclosing fields where buckwheat, potatoes, wheat, turnips, and barley are planted and easy to find yak and the wild goats wondering around you.
The trail winds through the village and climbs a ridge topped by a large chorten. It then rises gradually past an impressive mani wall, crossing a stream to the small village of Mundu (3442m). After passing several small streams with wooden cantilever bridges and moraines, you can finally see the monastery of Kyanjin Gompa and the dramatic icefall flowing from the peaks of Langtang Lirung and Kimshung. The surroundings are attractive also because of the famous Government operated Cheese factory. We have a chance to test cheese and curd by Yak milk; it is remarkable of this place. After having lunch, we can explore the area with abundant panoramic views of Langtang Lirung (7246m), Genjempol, Kyangjin RI (4750m.), Tsergo RI (5000m.), Ganja La (5160m.), Langshisa- Ri (6427m.), Dorje Lhakpa (6430m.), Naya Kang (5844m.), Yala peak (5500m).
we keep ourselves at Kyanjin Gompa after all those hectic days of walking and roam around the very place, acclimatizing ourselves with the altitude and environment. We can have a short hike to Kyanjin Ri or Tserko Ri in the afternoon, visit the monasteries over there and enjoy the scenic view of the Langtang range. We will be back to Kyanjin Gompa for overnight stay.
Crossing the Langtang Khola below Kyanjin Gompa the trail makes a steep climb through a forest of rhododendron and juniper. The path goes on ascending high Himalaya area covered with little natural vegetation. We must have to well manage for shelter and food by ourselves. Sometimes we have the scarcity of water and miss the group on the puzzle trail. Then the trail reaches the yak pasture of Ngegang, full of worth able breathtaking mountains scenery and pure of natural.
The trail continues south, following streams and moraines and climbs steeply towards the pass. The path makes a final steep ascent to the pass, from the pass the trail descends steeply and enters the Yangri Khola Valley. It’d be a strenuous day since crossing Ganja La is one of the steep passes. On the Ganja la pass, you can find it covered with snowy ice most of the times throughout the year. Make the long ascent through the boulders, pass the small lakes, and submit the Ganja La which situated on a rocky moraine. The pass provides a majestic panoramic view of the Langtang Lirung and the snowy summits of the Tibetan border. Climbing up and down the pass can sometimes be tricky due to snowfall and ice. Following the stream through grassy meadows, the trail reaches Keldang where we will set our camp.
With a long tiring day, the trail descends along ridge, grassland, fantastic views of Mountain and its surrounded nature beauties. Then follow the ridge line through small settlements of the villagers of Helambu. You will reach Dukpu where inside the forest we will set our camp.
From, Dukpu the trail descends, and then do a climb to a pass. The views from Pass are spectacular towards the Annapurna Region, Mt. Everest region as well and native mountains. The trail descends through the forest with pine and rhododendron and then drops steeply to Gekye Gompa. Its steep descent is passing tiny herders to the settlement of Tarkeghyang. You can visit one of the oldest Buddhist monastery and picturesque Sherpa villages.
Today the trail is quite easy through a flat land with beautiful forests. The path leads us to cross small forest with the view of the charming village of Helambu region. The trail makes a sweep around the wide valley end between Parachin and Sherpa village of Gangyul of Khumbu region. Sermathang is another pretty Sherpa village where you can visit many ancient monasteries and view of Jugal Himal range. In the bright day, the village provides excellent views of Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Gosaikunda, and Rolwaling; even Everest also in the distance.
This is the ninth day of our trekking; today we move down for 3 hours and reach at Melamchipul Bazaar (846m).
This day we retrace back camp letting our trek. We take a bus, with 5 hours drive and return back to Kathmandu.
We will drop you to the International airport to catch your flight back to your home and wish for your Safe journey…..
- Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle as per group size.
- 2 night's hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
- Transportation to and from the starting and ending point.
- Professional, licensed and English speaking mountain guide and Assistant guide.
- Accommodation Camping equipment.
- (Tent, mattress, dining, kitchen tent, toilet, shower, kitchen.
- Meals on full board tea house and camping during the trek.
- Trekkers Information management System (TIMS) permit fee.
- National Park – Conservation. Area entry permits.
- One porter carry for 2 guest's luggage, 20 kgs - 25kgs).
- First aid medical kit.
- Coordination of Quick Rescue service (costs covered by your Insurance plan)
- Farewell dinner second last day of departure.
- Meals at Kathmandu.
- Your international airfare.
- Nepal visa
- Personal expenses.
- Bar and beverage bills.
- Your Travel Insurance.
- Gratitude tips.
• Visit to Langtang village and Kyangiin Monastery.
• Panoramic view of the mountain from Kyangjin Ri.
• Stunning view from Ganja La Pass (5122m),
• Old and significant Buddhist monasteries, stupas and monuments.
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