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Even among the treks in the Langtang region, the Langtang Ganjala Pass Trek is regarded as one of the finest and naturally thrilling experience ever. From the mystic white peaks to the lush Rhododendron and Bamboo forest to the holy lake of Gosaikunda, this trek provides one of the most breath taking view to the north eastern Nepal.
Throughout the journey, the view of the magnificent Langtang Himalaya ranges provides you with a great panoramic view of the surrounding. The Ganjala pass which reaches the height of 5,122 m shows for one of most eccentric view of the Himalayas. The 360-degree view is really one of a kind with the eternal sun gazing from the horizon and its reflection on the face of the mountains.
Let’s not just explore, but make an impact. With the fund that you spend using our service, a certain portion will be used to help the people in need. It’s not only about the fun you have but also about the deed you to. As you embark on this excellent adventure, you will be helping some people, somewhere.
Langtang Ganjala Pass Trek will introduce you to the view of the magnificent mountains like Mt. Langtang Lirung (7,234m), Dorje Lakpa (6,966m), Urkeinmang (6,387m) among many others. Excursion to the beautiful Tserko Ri (5,033m) and the rich ethnic life style, this trek to the heaven on earth is the one to remember.
Explore the depth of nature and culture combined as we move to the uncharted region of Langtang region with its unique culture, life style, nature and scenic routes that set it apart from another trek around Nepal.
As with every other trek to the Langtang region, our trek to the Langtang Ganja La Pass Trek begins with the drive to Syabrubesi located 19 miles north of Kathmandu. From here we move to the Langtang Valley. Kyanjin Gompa, one of the major highlight of this trek stands at the heigh of 3,870m. Here, the Buddhist religion is prevalent. Trekkers will also get a chance for an excursion of Tserko Ri (5,033m). There is also an old cheese factory that was started by the Swiss Association of Technical Assistance during the 1950s. The Kyimsung glaciers and the waterfalls look astonishing and are worth some great snaps to add to your collection. The trek ends towards the Melamchu Pul in the Helambu region. The local Sherpa and Tamang people are very friendly and welcoming. Their lifestyle and culture is also something that is unique to this place and definitely worth looking at. The ancient Buddhist monasteries, as well as the chortens, shows the cultural richness of this place.
Trekkers can also spend time in the Kathmandu valley, explore the beauty of the capital and discover the eccentric yet serine night life before taking on this journey.
Since we will be trekking well above the 5,000m it is recommended that you have the previous trekking experience. Similarly, acclimatization is must and will help to cope with the high altitude sickness which may be inevitable if you proceed carelessly. Small steps and deep breath are the keys to the successful trek. Good physical stamina and fitness is a must requirement. Failure to comply to any of these conditions may be detrimental to the trekkers as it is possible to be affected by the high altitude and may need to drop back, which in itself, is definitely not easy.
This is not a simple natural walk, but a social one as well. Volunteer’s Initiative Nepal will donate the portion of the fund that you spend using our service to contribute to those who are in need. As you trek, someone’s life is being improved. Many children and people who are deprived of even the basic needs will be supported by your help. These funds are directly spent to improve the life of those who are marginalized. Funds will be used to improve the infrastructure and provide essential service and product to the deserving and poor people, which by any means, are not few number.
The best time to take on this trek would be March – May, and September – December. The path is clear and this is the optimum time to trek. The clear weather enables trekkers to explore the beautiful mountains without the cloud obstructing the view. Although it is possible to trek in other times as well, it will definitely be an arduous path to take on. The harsh rain and chilling winter will create a hurdle and make it less fun.
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
After you arrive at the Tribhuvan International airport, you will be guided to your hotel. After a brief description about the trek, considering the time of the arrival, you can have pretty much the entire evening to yourself. You can either take complete rest for the trek to come or enjoy the town. The nightlife in Thamel is one of the things that is suggested for you to take.
Day 2: Kathmandu – Syabrubesi (1,550m)
Early morning breakfast and we start our journey to the gate way to Langtang region – Syabrubesi. On the way, we drive through the scenic landscape of rural villages and grass lands. We can also observe the mountains at the distance. The 145km of the drive is filled with the beauty of the country side and pasture lands. 8 hours of drive.
Day 3: Syabrubesi – Lama Hotel (2,380m)
This day we start our trek. As we descend down the Syabrubesi’s street we can see the mountains closing. We, then drop to Ghopche Khola. Following the path to Rimche and through Bamboo we pass through various rocky trails and reach Lama Hotel where we will stay overnight at the lodge. 5 hours of trek. BLD included.
Day 4: Lama Hotel – Langtang Village (3,541m)
We take our breakfast and start to descend through the forest and again climb up the hill towards the valley. As we trek closer, we can gaze at the gorgeous Langtang Lirung. After crossing the Ghoda Tabela and exploring the wildlife and vegetation we reach the entrance of the Langtang National Park. Trekking alongside the Langtang River, we reach the Langtang village, our stop for the night. 5 hours of walk. BLD included.
Day 5: Langtang village – Kyanjin Gompa (3,870m)
Trekking up through the local Tamang and Gurung villages, we cross the huge mani on our path. We will alongside the river bed and through the green yak pastures, we reach the most awaited and culturally blesesd Kyanjin Gompa. The view of the Langtang mountains grows even more spectacular with the icefall from the mountains seen clearly. We stay overnight in Kyanjin Gompa. 5 hours of walk. BLD included.
Day 6: Excursion in Kyanjin Gompa
This is a good day as we can get accustomed to the growing altitude. There are many viewpoints around the area from where we can observe the giant mountains and the entire village. The place is surrounded by the snow clad mountains like Langtang Lirung, Kenga Himal, and Genjempo. One option that we have is to visit the Langshihsa kharka. We can also visit the Kyangjin Ri (4,773). Another place that is popular in the area is the old cheese factory. BLD included
Day 7: Excursion to Tserko Ri
Here we have another day to explore the Tserko Ri(5,033m). We wake up rather early and climb atop and view the outstanding panoramic view of the mountains. We will descend down to Kyanjin Gompa. 6 hours of walk. BLD included.
Day 8: Kyanjin Gompa – Negang (4,000m)
We leave the land of Kyanjin gompa and ascend through the rocky trails. There are no villages and there is little vegetation to go with it. Since there are no lodges or tea houses, we have to camp at the end of the day. 6 hours of walk. BLD included.
Day 9: Negang – Keldang (5,106m)
This will be an arduous day as we will be passing through the Ganja La, the main highlight of this tour. We will be ascending quite a bit through the rocky terrains and we suggest proceeding slowly. Few stretches ahead and we can find Ganja La filled with the snowy ice. The view of the mountain from the pass is breath taking We descend further to Keldang. There are no lodges here either, so camping is what we will do. 6 hours of walk. BLD included.
Day 10: Keldang – Dukpu (4,080m)
Early morning breakfast and we trek toward Dukpu. The trail takes us inside the forest and the grasslands. We will trek alongside a ridge with the majestic scenery of mountain to accompany us. At Dukpu, we will stay overnight at a lodge. 5 hours of walk. BLD included.
Day 11: Dukpu – Tarkegyang (2,740m)
After descending for a while, we will climb a pass from where the Annapurna Region can be seen from the west and Everest region to the east. We continue our descent through the lavish pine and Rhododendron forest and reach the Tarkegyang. We will stay overnight here. 5 hours of walk. BLD included.
Day 12: Tarkegyang – Shermathang (2,621m)
This will be a relaxing walk downhill compared to the week trek you have been through. We will walk downhill through the local villages and flat grasslands. After passing through some villages, we will reach the village of Shermathang with ancient monasteries to visit. We can even see the sight of the giant Jugal Himal. At the evening, we can spend some time with the local people and witness their lifestyle, food, and culture. We stay for the night. 4 hours of walk. BLD included.
Day 13: Shermathang – Melamchi Pul (846m)
Yet another easy trek downhill. We pass through the grassland and meadow and descend quickly to the last Sherpa village of Kakani. We walk further to reach Melamchipul – the last stop for our trek. We will have a half day for our self to shop around the bazaar or rest for a while. We will stay overnight at lodge or tea house. 2 hours of walk. BLD included.
Day 14: Melamchi Pul – Kathmandu
A drive all the way back to the capital. Along the way, we can see the peaceful country side, the flat grassland, pastures as well as the rural villages. Look back as you wave the mountains good bye. You can enjoy your evening strolling around the capital city and enjoy the exquisite night life or just crash in your bed for some well-deserved sleep. 6 hours of drive.
Day 15: Departure
This is the last day of your trek and you will be taken back to the Tribhuvan International Airport where you might have to wait for the flight back to your country.
-Flight Fair (Guest and Guide)
-Airport pickup and Drop.
-Budget Hotel Accommodation on bed breakfast plan
-All ground transportations as per itinerary
-3 meals per day during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) and one cup of tea with per meal
-Accommodation on Tea-house during the trekking
-An experienced English Speaking Guide
-Necessary Porter 1: 2 (one porter for two Guests), the porter will Carry 15-20KG/
-All applicable taxes as per the government rules and regulations
-(TIMS) Trekker’s information Management System
-First Aid medical kit, Oxymeter to check pulse, heart rate and oxygen saturation at higher altitude
-General equipment for Porter during the adventure trip
-Guide and porter salary and insurance during the trek
-All organizational requirements
– Nepal visa fee
-Your International flights
-Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
– Mountain rescue service if required
-Personal expenses (phone, laundry, water, bar drinks, battery recharge, extra porters, hot shower etc.)
-Trip cancellation cost accident or Health, Loss Theft or Damage and personal effects