Ganjala Pass Trek

Overview

Langtang area is situated to the northern direction of Kathmandu which is recognized as the well-known trek of Nepal. Langtang Region will offer you bliss from eye-catching snow-covered massive mountains in a serene environment and get together with generous inhabitants of the region. Particularly, Langtang Ganja la pass trek is one of the idyllic paths in Langtang region. You will walk around Tamang settlements, Tibetan communities; escorted by green rhododendron, splendid waterfalls, bamboo woods, picturesque peak vistas of the Langtang, Yala peak, Ganesh Himal, Gaurishankar, Naya Kanga, Dorje Lakpa, including the Annapurna peak range.

Langtang Ganja la pass presents a fully exciting experience. In particular for the period of spring season, en-route to Langtang Ganja La trek you will observe the wooded area with vibrantly budding rhododendrons. With the purpose of arriving at Helambu valley from Langtang we will go by the Ganja la pass which require the technical climbing tools and trekkers should be skilled in using them. You will be accommodating at guest house or arrange a camp to spend nights.

Langtang Ganja La pass trek begins from Syabrubesi is linked with Kathmandu. We will pass all the way through the Kanyanjing Gompa, the magnificent Ganja La pass which is the main peak of the trek. On the way, you will pass by way of some arresting rice terraces and some superb Buddhist monasteries, the pleasant settlements of Tarke Gyang and Sermathang ahead of back to Kathmandu. Boundless Himalaya Trekking and Expeditions is puts forward Ganjala Pass Trek along with the distinctive service. The trek is intended to everybody from proficient climber to an inexpert adventure enthusiast.

A. Itinerary in Detail (17 Days)

Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu.
Arrival Kathmandu / pick up from airport / transfer to hotel / tour briefing / introductory evening measl in a traditional restaurant.

 Day 02 : Kathmandu City Tour

Sightseeing in the Kathmandu Valley / visits to many historical and architectural monuments, Temples and Stupas.

Day 03 : Kathmandu to Sybru Bensi

Drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi / takes around nine hours by private vehicle / very scenic drive good mountain views  / overnight

Day 04 : Syabru Besi to Lama Hotel

Today, the first part of the trail follows the Langtang Khola (river) / we gradually ascend / forest of bamboo and rhododendron / crossing the river on a few ocassions / to Lama Hotel / overnight

Day 05 : Lama Hotel to Langtang Village

After Lama Hotel / we begin our trek up the Langtang Valley / through wood to begin with / along the river before the valley widens / lovely valley / we continue to ascend / not excessive ups / until we reach Langtang Village / time to look around this stone windswept place / interesting culture and people / overnight

Day 06 : Langtang Village to Kyanjin Gompa

Today is a shorter walk but needed for acclimatization / Kyanjin interesting settlement / good cheese factory / We are really at the top of this beautiful valley / base of the mountains / good place to explore further up the valley / lots of small peaks to climb / overnight

Day 07 : Kyanjin Gompa – Rest Day

 Visit the monastery and cheese factory / spectacular ice faces and tumbling glaciers of Langtang Lirung /  ascend Kyangjin Ri (4350 meters)

Day 08 : Kyanging Gompa to Ngegang

Kyangjin is the last settlement for a few days / we continue up the valley / little natural vegetation / overnight

Day 09 : Ngegang to Keldang via Ganja La

Today is comparatively strenuous as we need to cross the Ganja la pass at over 5200 meters / the pass is stiff and can be very difficult to negotiate in bad weather / once over the pass we descend to campsite / overnight

Day 10 : Keldang to Dukpu

A long day walking along a ridge / grassland / amazing views of mountains / continue to a forest camp / overnight.

Day 11 : Dukpu to Tarkeghyang

Trail descends / then climbs to a 4100meters pass / views from pass are spectacular / streching from Annapurna Region to Mt. Everest region.From the pass we descend through pine forest / rhododendron forest /  past tiny herder’s to the settlement of Tarkeghyang / very old Buddhist monastery and Sherpa villages. These villages are well settled / friendly natured people / overnight

Day 12 : Tarkeghyang Rest day to rest up and look around

 Day 13 : Tarkeghyang to Shermathang

Today the trail is quite easy / through flat land / beautiful forests along the way / rossing some small streams / Shermathang is another pretty Sherpa village / ancient monasteries and mountain views.

Day 14 : Shermathang to Melamchi Pul Bazaar

The trail today gradually descends to Melamchi Pul Bazaar / through meadows and cultivated fields / on the way several old villages with their own particular traditions / Good day / with mountain views / interacting with friendly local people.

Day 15 : Melamchi Pul Bazaar to Kathmandu

After breakfast trek along a gravel path / to Lamidanda / transport awaits / back to Kathmandu / transfer hotel.

Day 16: Kathmandu at leisure

Day17: Transfer to the airport / flight back home or to onwards destination

Cost: Please contact us for a quote

(The cost varies with the number of trekkers in the group. Please contact us with the number of trekkers for the exact quote)

Cost Includes

  • Accommodation in Kathmandu on bed and breakfast basis as per the itinerary
  • City tour in Kathmandu with guide by private car
  • Entry fees when sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • National Park Trekking/Entry Permit
  • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) registration fee
  • Round trip / internal flights / overland transport / if needed / as per the itinerary
  • Accommodation in guest houses/lodges/tented camp during the trek
  • Three meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) a day during the trek
  • Qualified and experienced trekking guide and porter services
  • Transportation, accommodation, meal allowance, equipment and insurance for trekking staff
  • All the official paper work and all the applicable government taxes
  • Airport transfers for internal flights
  • Sleeping bag, down jacket and rucksack if required
  • Airport pick-up on arrival and drop-off on departure 

Cost Excludes

  • Meals other than breakfast when staying in hotels
  • Personal expenses and bar bills
  • Clients’ travel insurance
  • Tips and gratuities

Important Note and Optional Activities

Please note: All the trekking itineraries are flexible and can be revised in order to best meet your requirements i.e. your time, interests etc. Please make contact with us if you have any special requirements or interest.

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