Ganja La Pass Trekking Through Langtang Valley

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Ganja La Pass Trekking combines route with Langtang Valley Trekking. As this route lies on the close distance from Kathmandu, there won’t be additional days long drive and flight needs to be arranged. It is a hassle-free Trekking.

It takes a day drive from Kathmandu to the trekking point, Syabrubeshi. We expect climbing on 5120m high elevation, Ganja La Pass, and Tserko-Ri, 5000m. The trekking will amaze us, while we will be passing through Langtang region, a glacial trail. The beautiful landscape including, waterfall, widened valleys in the southern part and vegetation are another attraction for us. Furthermore, the snow-capped mountains, crystal clear waterfall, stream, and river will make our journey worthwhile. In addition, not only nature, the culture and friendly people along the trail reward us. The culture and practice from this region influenced by Tibetan. This region shares a border with the Tibetan plateau.

The Trekking starts after day exploration of the world heritage site in Kathmandu then almost a day drive to the trekking point, Syabrubeshi. From the trekking point, the trek starts with an exciting effort toward day-to-day scheduled overnight camps. After 11 day trekking, on arrival back to Kathmandu, we will be able to make a big circuit trek that would be a benchmark in our lifetime.

Go Trek Nepal presents a day-to-day itinerary of Ganja-La-Pass trekking, we are very much optimist that may suit your available holiday time. In case it does not meet with your requirement, GTN is glad to customize or modify this set itinerary as per your requirements.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m)
  • Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing & Preparation for the Trek, 4 to 5 hours.
  • Day 03: Drive to Syabrubesi (1,550m): 145 km/ 7 hrs
  • Day 04: Trek Syabrubeshi to Lama Hotel (2,380m): 6 hrs
  • Day 05: Trek From  Lama Hotel to Mundu (3,430m): 6-7 hours
  • Day 06: Trek from Mundu to Kyangjin Gompa and village explore (3,870mt): 3 hours.
  • Day 07: Explore Tserko Ri (5000m) 5-6 hours
  • Day 08: Trek from Kyanjin Gompa to Negang (4300m): 5-6 hr
  • Day 09: Trek from Negang to Keldang (4250m) crossing though Ganja La pass (5122m) 6-7 hours
  • Day 10: Trek from Keldang to Dukpu (4080m): -5-6 hours
  • Day 11: Trek Dukpu to Tarke Gyang (2,590m): 5-6 hours
  • Day 12: Trek from Tarkey Ghyang to Sermathang (2,610m): 4-5 hours.
  • Day 13: Trek from Sermathang to Melamchi Pul Bazaar: Drive to Kathmandu: 3-4 hours Trek and 3 hours
  • Day 14: Fly back home

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m)

Upon your arrival in the Kathmandu airport, Go Trekking Nepal staff member will wait for you by holding a placard, state group name or GTN sigh. After greeting the team at the airport then transferred to the required hotel. We will have time to take a short rest and refresh and visit the GTN office. In the evening, Go Trek Nepal organizes a dinner program where we will meet with the trek leader and other crew members. This will be an informal session of ice-break and making discussion about upcoming Ganja La Pass trekking.

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing & Preparation for the Trek, 4 to 5 hours.

Today, after having breakfast, likely at 8 am, we go to explore historical places around Kathmandu. Our tour expert tour leader will escort to sightseeing.

Swayabhu Nath– This temple is located in the western part of Kathmandu. Swasmbhu Nath is known as the monkey temple, considered as shrines for both Hindus and Buddhist people.

Kathmandu Durbar Square– Despite badly demolished by earthquake-2015, it has lots of things to be explored such as Nyashal Chok, Kal Vairab Temple, and Aksh Bhairab Temple.

Day 03: Drive to Syabrubesi (1,550m): 145 km/ 7 hrs

We will have breakfast quite early morning get prepare to embark on the trekking point, Syabrubeshi. Although the distance from Kathmandu just 145-kilo meter, due to winding, narrow and hilly roads, it takes about 8 to 9 hours drive. It would be a pretty hectic, exhausting ride; however, we get time to see beautiful landscapes, High Mountains, people, their farmland and farming style alongside the road. We will pass a number of villages and small towns such as Ranipauwa, Trishuli, Kalikastha and Dhunche Bazaar.

Day 04: Trek Syabrubeshi to Lama Hotel (2,380m): 6 hrs

Today is our first day of Trekking, certainly, it is pretty exciting. We follow the trail Langtang River and pass dense forest. While doing mountain trek it is pretty normal go through ascending and descending trail. We pass several bridges, villages, farmland, and Tea houses along the trail. After doing 5 to 6 hours walk, we will reach Lama Hotel, our overnight point. Trek Leader will arrange a Tea house lodge here.

Day 05: Trek From  Lama Hotel to Mundu (3,430m): 6-7 hours

Today, our trail starts after having delicious mountain breakfast, towards Mundu, our overnight point. The trail leads us into a dense forest and brings us to uphill towards the narrow valley. The trail goes through the gorge, however, the views around seem gorgeous including Langtang Lirung and spectacular landscape. We pass beautiful Langtang village, which used to be our overnight point, was tragically damage by earthquake, 2015. The glacial avalanches, caused by the earthquake, buried over 300 lives in Langtang village alone. Now, the rebuilding process has to go speedily and most of them have been rebuilt. After crossing this beautiful settlement, we arrive at Mundu where we are stopping for overnight stay.

Day 06: Trek from Mundu to Kyangjin Gompa and village explore (3,870mt): 3 hours.

As usual, we keep continuing our daily job, following trail after breakfast. As per the itinerary, we will be heading towards Kyanjin Gompa, today’s stopping point. Along on the trail, we cross many Chhorten (shrines of Buddhist), water mills, and farmland and artistically inscribed with Buddhist Mantras on the rocks. After reaching Kanjin Gompa, we check in to the hotel and the trek leader will escort us to explore around the village.

Day 07: Explore Tserko Ri (5000m) 5-6 hours

Today, the day starts after taking mountainous breakfast at the lodge, and we head forward to visit Tserko-Ri Mountain through Yak Pasture. The mountain situated at 5000m, air goes thinner. It uneasy breathing, we have to consult with the trek leader to cope with this problem. From the Tserko-Ri, we will see magnificent mountain views around. After completing mountain exploration, we will come back to Kyanjin village and go around to see largest monastery, enjoying beautiful glaciers, grazing yaks and the beautiful view around.

Day 08: Trek from Kyanjin Gompa to Negang (4300m): 5-6 hr

After having a good time at Kyanjin Gompa, we trek towards Negang, today’s stopping point. The trail goes bellow towards Langtang River and ascends uphill through Rhododendron and juniper forest. On the trail, there are no human settlements that appear around as the trail reaches the vast wilderness. Upon arrival at Negang, we will overnight at camp.

Day 09: Trek from Negang to Keldang (4250m) crossing though Ganja La pass (5122m) 6-7 hours

Today, we are crossing Ganja-La-Pass, so it will be a challenging and pretty strenuous day. However, we will be enjoying a high mountain pass and Rocky Mountains around. The trail takes us towards southern direction by following a glacial stream, moraines and steep up to the pass. The pass and all other objects around are fully covered by snow. In addition, we can view beautiful Langtang Lirung Mountain and Tibetan plateau. After having beautiful mountains view from the pass, we descend downhill through a grassy land. We arrive to Keldang, where we set up a tent and overnight stay.

Day 10: Trek from Keldang to Dukpu (4080m): -5-6 hours

Today, we are pretty exhausted as we did a long high steep uphill and downhill trail and crossed high mountain pass, nevertheless, we get ready to go forward to our job again. The trail goes bellow though ridge and grassland; we enjoy beautiful views all around. The ridgeline trail passes through a village, Helambu and arrives at Duku, where we will be stopping for overnight stay.

Day 11: Trek Dukpu to Tarke Gyang (2,590m): 5-6 hours

The altitude drops down; the trail has not been done yet. Today, the trail descents and climb up again to a pass that we can use another viewpoint see around the mountain including some peaks of Everest regions and certainly Langtang. The way to our scheduled point, descents downhill to Gyarke Gompa, and we will arrive at Tyarke Ghyang. We may have time to explore the Old Monastery and beautiful Hyolmo Village around. We stop here for an overnight stay.

Day 12: Trek from Tarkey Ghyang to Sermathang (2,610m): 4-5 hours.

Today is our second last day of Mountain Trek; the trail leads us through forest and villages. The valley gets widen, and the trail eases our trek relatively to previous days. Comparatively, we can differentiate people, their culture and practices between Langtang and Helambu Region, even though they follow the same religion, Buddhism. The stopping point, Sermathang offers a beautiful Hyolmo settlement and decade-old monasteries. Furthermore, the Mountain Views around in far distances never let down us in our day-to-day feeding.

Day 13: Trek from Sermathang to Melamchi Pul Bazaar: Drive to Kathmandu: 3-4 hours Trek and 3 hours

Today is our final day of Ganja-La-pass Trekking, we follow the trail through many villages farm and farmlands then arrive at driving point Melamchi Bazaar. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, we will have time to shopping to buy souvenirs for friends and family back home. In the evening, Go Trek Nepal will organize a farewell dinner party. We will share interesting talk about the post trekking with GTN officials.

Day 14: Fly back home

As per the flight detail, Go Trek Nepal organizes an airport drop and say goodbye to Nepal.

Tour Finish

Cost Includes

  • Airport pickup and drop off
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the Langtang Valley trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea house lodge) during the trek
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
  • Experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (5 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Nepalese visa fee
  • Excess baggage charge(s)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Emergency evacuation such as chopper and ambulance lifting
  • International flights
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