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Langtang valley and Ganja La Pass Trek

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  • Itinerary
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Trekking in Langtang valley with Ganja La Pass (5122 m) passes trekking that takes you to one of famous trekking region name Langtang which is located north of Kathmandu offers a multitude of trekking destinations. Langtang Ganja La Pass trekking is challenging trekking trail in Langtang Himalaya region. Langtang Ganja La Pass trekking offers panoramic Himalayan views, lush valley, and beautiful Helambu valley. Since Langtang valley Ganja La pass trekking trail has been open, Himalaya journey treks and expedition (Himalayan Excursion Nepal) has depth experience to operate the trekking in relevant areas. Langtang Ganja la pass trek begins from Syabrubesi, which is linked, with Kathmandu by 120 km motorable road. Langtang Ganja la pass trek follows through alpine forests, rich flora and fauna and high altitude pasture lands. It is a unique wilderness trek route followed by very few tourists in the past.
 
Only organized camping treks are possible for this region. The use of firewood is also prohibited within the park, so all suppliers should be taken with us. The trek requires 16 days. The people living in Langtang are of Tibetan origin, though they introduce themselves as Tamang or Gurung. After passing the Ganja La pass, the trail takes you to Malemchigaon and tarke Ghyang. People here call themselves sherpas but their relationship with the sherpa of SoluKhumbu is distant. The dialects spoken are also different. People here follow the Buddhist religion so you will find many old Buddhist monasteries in the villages. Tarke Ghyang is another sherpa town along the way, which bears its own story. The towns name means temple of "100 horses" and was taken from the name of a temple established in 1727 by a lama (Buddhist monk) who was called on by the king of Kathmandu (Kantipur) to stop an epidemic. As his reward the Lama asked for 100 horses, which he brought here. The local temple, rebuilt in 1969, follows the Bhutanese style.

TRIP HIGHTLIGHTS

  • Visiting Langtang village and Kyangjin Gompa.
  • Crossing Ganja La pass at 5,200m.
  • Views of high snow capped peaks of Ganesh, Jugal and Langtang himlaya range.
  • Enchanting deep forest, beautiful rhododendron and pines tree lines.
  • Visiting rural Tamang farm villages and monasteries of immense ancient culture.
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley UNESCO world heritage site; Pashupatinath, Swayambhu (monkey temple), Boudha stupa.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1 : Kathmandu Arrival (1,300m).
  • Day 2 : Kathmandu valley sightseeing & trek preparation (1,300m).
  • Day 3 : Drive to Sybru Bensi (1,462m) by bus, 7-8 hours.
  • Day 4 : Syabru Bensi Gaun to Lama hotel (2,470m) 4-5 hours trek.
  • Day 5 : Lama hotel to Langtang village (3,300m).
  • Day 6 : Langtang village to Kyanjin Gompa (3,730m).
  • Day 7 : Acclimatization day.
  • Day 8 : Kyanjin Gompa to Ngegang (4,430m).
  • Day 9 : Ngegang to Keldang (4,270m).
  • Day 10 : Keldang to Dukpu (4,080m).
  • Day 11 : Dukpu to Tarke Gyang (2,740m).
  • Day 12 : Tarkegyang to Sermathang (2,590m).
  • Day 13 : Sermathang to Malemchipul Bazaar (880m).
  • Day 14 : Malemchipul Bazaar to Kathmandu (1,450m), Drive by local bus.
  • Day 15 : Lesiure day in Kathmandu.
  • Day 16 : Transfer to Tribuwan international airport.

Day 1 : Kathmandu Arrival (1,300m).

After arrival at Kathmandu airport Our company representative's will welcome you and then transfer to hotel. After time to get refreshed, evening we'll meet and transfer for welcome dinner in one of the typical Nepalese restaurant in the heart of Kathmandu and briefing about your trip. 
  • Accomodation: Hotel
  • Max. Altitude: 1,300m
  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 2 : Kathmandu valley sightseeing & trek preparation (1,300m).

Today, After morning breakfast you'll visit different historical and cultural sites of the Kathmandu valley with our professional guide. You will go for the pilgrimage sites of Hindus temple Pashupatinath, the world biggest Boudhanath stupa and visit Swoyambhunath stupa also known as monkey temple. After exploring the surrounding areas visit hitorical Kathmandu Durbar square with temple, unique architectures and kumari (living goddess). Evening pre-trip discussion and introduce with our fellow trekking staff for your adventure trip.
  • Accomodation: Hotel
  • Max. Altitude: 1,300m
  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 : Drive to Sybru Bensi (1,462m) by bus, 7-8 hours.

Today, We travelling early in the morning through Trisuli. The length will depend on the season if their is no rain fall It will takes 7-8 hours to reach Sybru bensi. The views on the way are very nice.
 
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Hours: 7-8
  • Max. Altitude: 1462m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4 : Syabru Bensi Gaun to Lama hotel (2,470m) 4-5 hours trek.

Trek from Syabru Bensi Gaun to Lama hotel (2,470m) and it takes about 4-5 hours. The trail descends along the ridge on Syabru's.
 
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Hours: 4-5
  • Max. Altitude: 2470m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5 : Lama hotel to Langtang village (3,300m).

Today, from Lama hotel the trail climbs through a forest of hemlock, oaks, maples and rhododendron observing glimpses of langtang Lirung, reaches to Gumanchok (2800 m) and then climbs to Ghora Tabela (2,970m) after which it descends to Thangshyap (3140 m). The trail further climbs langtang, which is the head quarter for Langtang National park. 
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Max. Altitude: 3300m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6 : Langtang village to Kyanjin Gompa (3,730m).

Today, from Langtang village the trail climbs gradually to Sindum and to Yamphu (3,640 m). Crossing the Laja Khola then climbs a moraine to a viewpoint where you can see Kyanjin Gompa and the dramatic icefall flowing from Langtang Lirung and Kinshung. Then the trail descends to Kyanjin Gompa. 
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Max. Altitude: 3730m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 7 : Acclimatization day.

After having morning breakfast you will hiking Cherkop Ri. If you want to observe the peak of 4,984 meters which show you number of the Himalaya including Tibetan himalaya. you will have to climb half a day to reach the destination. Here you can see panoramic views of the mountains to the north and south as well, its well worth the option half day climb. BAck to the Kangin Gumpa. 
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 8 : Kyanjin Gompa to Ngegang (4,430m).

Today, crossing the Langtang khola below Kyanjin Gompa the trail makes a steep climb through a forest of Rhododendron and juniper. Then the trail reaches the yak pasture of Ngegang. On any day here you can see Yaks peacefully grazing. 
  • Accomodation: Tented Camp
  • Max. Altitude: 4430m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 9 : Ngegang to Keldang (4,270m).

Today, the trail continues south, following streams and moraines and climbs steeply towards the pass. The trail makes a final steep ascent the pass, from the pass the trail descends steeply and enters the Yangri Khola valley. Following the stream through grassy meadows, the trail reaches Keldang. 
  • Accomodation: Tented Camp
  • Max. Altitude: 4270m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 10 : Keldang to Dukpu (4,080m).

Today, The trail descends a long ridge, making many ups and downs and before heading down to the valley. Then following the ridge line through small settlements, you will reach Dukpu. 
  • Accomodation: Tented Camp
  • Max. Altitude: 4080m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 11 : Dukpu to Tarke Gyang (2,740m).

From, Dukpu the trail descends and then make a climb to a pass. The pass offers a stunning view of the Himalaya. The trails descend through pine and Rhododendron forest, then drops steeply to Gekye Gompa. Finally the trail continues its steep descent to the large Sherpa village of Tarke Gyang. 
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Max. Altitude: 2740m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 12 : Tarkegyang to Sermathang (2,590m).

Today, The trail leaves Tarke Gyang and heads off to meet the pretty Sherpa village, Gangyul (2520 m). The trail drops a little bit and climbs through deep forests, crossing a number of streams, before reaching Chumik. Making a gentle climb you come to the large village of Shermathang. 
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Max. Altitude: 2590m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 13 : Sermathang to Malemchipul Bazaar (880m).

Making a drop, the trail reaches in the settlements of Nigale and Gyalsha and further to Raithani Gyang (2290 m). Descending through the Chir pine forest the trek gets to the large fascinating village of Dubha Chaur and finally descending you will reach Melamchi Pul Bazaar. 
  • Accomodation: Guesthouse
  • Max. Altitude: 880m
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 14 : Malemchipul Bazaar to Kathmandu (1,450m), Drive by local bus.

Today, Early morning drive back to Kathmandu By local bus or Landrover via exploring Nepalese country side that offer green hills, river, farms and arriving evening time. 
  • Accomodation: Hotel
  • Max. Altitude: 1450m
  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 15 : Lesiure day in Kathmandu.

Today, you can do shopping at thamel and you can buy gift for your friends, family and relatives and lesiure time you can take rest in your hotel. 
  • Accomodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 16 : Transfer to Tribuwan international airport.

Today, our company representative will drop you to the Kathmandu airport for your final departure for your home country or onward destination.
 

What's included

  • Airport pickup and drop in a private vehicle
  • 3 Nights twin sharing hotel accomodation in Kathmandu on BB plan.
  • Full day Kathmandu sightseeing tour by private tourist vehicle.
  • Professional English speaking tour guide for Kathmandu sightseeing.
  • All standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch & dinner) during the trek.
  • Best available lodge/Guesthouse accommodation during the trek.
  • License holder english speaking trekking guide.
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 Porter)
  • Food, accommodation, salary, Equipment, Medicine & Insurance for all staff.
  • Necessary entry permit fees & traveler TIMS card.
  • Himalayan Excursion Nepal sleeping bag & duffel bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • All necessary pick up drop by toursit vehicle.
  • All government & local taxes.

What's not included

  • International airfare & necessary airport taxes.
  • Nepal entry visa fees at present USD 25 for 15 days, USD 40 for 30 days and USD 100 for three month. (bring accurate USD cash & two pp size photo).
  • Lunch & dinner in kathmandu & pokhara.
  • Temple & monastries entry fees in Kathmandu.
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency rescue & evacuation.
  • All personal & bar expenses in Kathmandu during the trek.
  • Tips for trekking staff & driver (tipping is expected)
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc) and Any other expenses which are not mentioned above.
The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. The trek can be customized as your request to accommodate your specific requirements.
Langtang valley - Ganja La Pass trek is suitable for any kind of person who is moderately fit, no previous experience is required. To  condition yourself for the trek, some physical fitness programs such as walking, running, swimming and hiking are recommended before you embark on your journey. Any person suffering from a pre-existing medical condition or diseases must seek medical advice before considering any trek.
 
Yes, our company representative will be there to greet you. He will be displaying Himalayan  Excursion Nepal sign board outside the airpot terminal. You will be transferred to your hotel by our private vehicle.
Best season for trekking is usally March-April and October-November but
Langtang valley- Ganja La Pass trek can be done in February,June,April,May and December as well.
 
Weather in the mountains is very difficult to predict.At night it is generally cold and the days are generally warm.The temperature could be as high as 25 degree celsius to -20 degree celsius low.
During trek guesthouse does not facilitate with heater or air conditioner,But they have facility of hitting the dinning area by providing kerosene or metal heater. USD 2 to USD 5 per person would be applicable to use this service and this is payable directly to the guesthouse. 
Depending on nature of travel we provide different vehicle service.we provide tourist vehicles for sightseeing, city tours and airport pickups-drops.The transfer from Kathmandu to Syabru besi and Melamchi pul Bazaar to Kathmandu will be by public bus as there is no facility  of any tourist bus in this route.How ever we can arrange private vehicle if needed. 
 
There are landline telephone in some village along the trekking routes from which you can contact with your family and friends. some place there is also internet access which you can use by paying some charges.Also you can buy sim card for your cell phone by giving your xerox copy of your passport and PP size photo.
In the cities, off course yes but once you are outside of the cities, all you have to pay in cash. Also you have exchange the currency in Nepali rupees before you go outside the cities.
Generally, in kathmandu you can allocate USD 15-20 for lunch and dinner.During trekking USD 10 to 15 per person a day will be enough to buy bottles of water,chocolates,biscuits,pay for the hot shower and a few drinks.
Yes, charging facilities will be available in every guesthouse & lodges but sometime there maybe load shedding problem so its better to bring power bank or spare batteries.
There are many restaurant available in Kathmandu city where you can find any delight of your choice. But in trekking route most teahouses.On the menu you may find noodles soup,steam mo:mo,daal bhat, green salad, finger chips,eggs,potatoes, fresh vegetables. You can get tea,coffee,hot lemon,hot chocolate. Every day breakfast, lunch , dinner will be at a lodge.
Along your trek we can add days at your request with additional costs to cover guides,porters,accomodation and food.Please consult with your guide and he will update our office in Kathmandu and we can make the arrangments accordingly.
 
If you are in private or solo trip it would be possible as your itinerary is very flexible where as if you were in group then this group the option would be limited so please make sure you discuss with your group and guide and your guide will update us accordingly.
Lodges mostly serve the vegetarian meals so there is no problem at all for vegetarian. Also we always recommend our clients to eat vegetarian meals to avoid food poisoning. Non-veg meals at the high altitude is not safe for the stomach.
 
Hot water in bucket will be provided for shower and you have to pay for hot water.
 
Yes, they have received training from NATHM (Nepal Academy of Tourism and Hotel Management).They have also received high altitude first aid training from KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Education Project).
Actually tipping is not compulsory, but small gesture of thanks to your guides and local porters.The level of the tip should reflect the level of satisfaction from and personal involvment with your guide.
 
Yes, there are a plenty of options and choices to extend your holiday before or after your main trip.Click here
Duration
16 days
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Trip Info

Trip Code: HEN/TAH-01
Grade: Moderate grading info
Best Month of the Year : Feb to May & Sep- Dec
No. of Person : 1-12 people
Hotel Accommodation : Hotel & Lodge
Trek Type : Tea house
Maximum Elevation : 4,430M.
Average hours of walking per day : 4-5 Hours
Destination: : Nepal

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