Langtang Ganja la pass trekking is challenging trekking trail in langtang Himalaya region , offers panoramic Himalayan views ,lush valley and beautiful Helambu valley begins from Syabrubesi, which is linked, with Katmandu by approximately 130km motorable road. This trail has been open, depth experience to operate the trekking in relevant areas. Langtang ganja la pass trek follows through alpine forests, rich flora and fauna and high altitude pasturelands. It is a unique wilderness trek route followed by very few tourists in the past. The trails are challenging with long, steep climbs and descents, often through deep forests or across glacial moraines. There are outstanding close up mountain views and interesting villages with well-established lodges.Kyangin Gompa is the point for acclimatization at a height of 3800m.The views to the north from the Ganjala pass (5106m.)
Trip Name: Langtang Ganjala Pass
Duration: 17 Days
Grade: 2-Moderate/ Strenuous
Max. Altitude: 5106m
Best Season: Sept. to Dec. / March to May
Per day walking: 5 to 7 hrs
Transportation : Local Bus/ Tourist Vehicle
Accommodation: Camping / Lodge
Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu(1300)Transfer to Hotel and overnight at Hotel.
Day 02 : Half day Sightseeing in Kathmandu /Trek Briefing & welcome Nepali dinner and overnight at Hotel
Day 03 : Drive Kathmandu to Dhunche (1966m) or Syabru Besi (1450m) -7 hrs.and overnight at tented camp
Day 04 : Dhunche to Syabru Gaun (2581m) -6 hrs.and overnight at tented camp
Day 05 : Syabru Gaun to Lama Hotel(2470m)-6 hrs.and overnight at tented camp
Day 06 : Lama Hotel To Langtang Village (3430m) -6 hrs. & overnight at tented camp
Day 07 : Langtang Village To Kyanjing (3870m) -3 hrs. and overnight at tented camp
Day 08 : Rest Day/Excursion to Tserko Ri (5184m)-5 hrs. and overnight at tented camp
Day 09 : Kyanjing Gompa To Ngegang(4000m)-6 hrs. and overnight at tented camp
Day 10 : Ngegang to Keldang(5106m)via Ganjala pass -7 hrs. and overnight at tented camp
Day 11 : Keldang To Dukpu(4080m) -6 hrs.and tented camp
Day 12 : Dukpu to Tarkeghyang(2740m) -7 hrs.and tented camp
Day 13 : Tarkegyang to Shermanthang(2621m) -5 hrs.and tented camp
Day 14 : Shermanthang to Melamchi pul Bazzar(846m) -6 hrs.and tented camp
Day 15 : Drive Melamchi Pul Bazaar to Kathmandu- 4 hrs. and overnight at Hotel.
Day 16 : Free day in kathmandu for shoping ,rest day
Day 17 : Trip Ends/Transfer to Airpot for Depature
Above itinerary can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter or longer. We will follow accordingly.
Day 01 : Kathmandu arrival (1300m)
Welcome to Kathmandu, the capital. You will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel, here you will be formally introduced to your Guide and the activities to be enjoyed over the next few days. We will also ask for your passport photographs and any other details required for your trek permits, at this stage.
Day 02 : Kathmandu sightseeing.
After breakfast, you start an interesting tour around Kathmandu. We will arrange a guide of your chosen language to give you a tour and introduction to our rich culture amongst our ancient and fascinating history and religion. In our sightseeing tour you go to Monkey temple Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath and Kathmandu Durbar square.
Durbar Square: -This complex of palaces, courtyards and temples, built between the 12th and 18th centuries, used to be the seat of the ancient Malla kings of Kathmandu. There is an intriguing 17th century stone inscription set into the wall of the palace with writings in 15 languages. The Durbar square, protected as an UNESCO world Heritage site, is the social, religious and urban focal point of the city. There are also museums inside the palace building. There is an entrance fee of Rs.250 for foreign visitors. Your ticket to the Square entitles you to visit all the museums.
Swayambhunath, situated on a hillock 6.5 kilometres west of Kathmandu, this 2000 years old Stupa is the world's most glorious Buddhist shrine and is surrounded by several small pagodas. The main temple is capped by a pinnacle of copper gilt and is painted on the four sides with all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha.
Pashupatinath, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is the holiest and most famous Nepalese temple. Situated 5 kilometres northeast of Kathmandu on the bank of the sacred Bagmati River, it is an impressive pagoda style structure with gilt roof and richly carved silver doors. It has bathing and cremation ghats, which are of absorbing interest to the tourist, particularly in the mornings and on festival days.
Day 03 : Kathmandu –Dhunche (1966m)
Travelling through Trishuli (Nuwakot) today the journey length will depend on the season and the number of landslides caused by heavy rains. On a good day it will take you 7 to 8 hours. The views on the way are very pretty.
Day 04 : Dhunche to Syabru Gaun (2581m)
Trek from Dhunche to Syabru Gaon (2581m.) which takes about five and half hours. Trek to Syabru Gaon (6950ft, 2120m). The trek today is very leisurely through forests and terraced hill slopes. As you enter Syabru, you descend to the ridgeline that separates the Langtang Khola from the Trisuli River. Syabru is a beautiful village stretched out along the ridgeline. You will continue through the village to your campsite about fifteen minutes beyond on the slopes below the village. The sunset is spectacular, brilliantly backlighting the houses perched on the ridgeline above. From here you can enjoy spectacular view of Lantang Lirung (7245m.), Tibetan Himal ranges and so on.
Day 05 : Syabru Gaun to Lama Hotel(2470m)
Trek from Syabru Gaon to Lama Hotel (2470m.) and it takes about five hours. The trail descends along the ridge on Syabru's main street and then drop to the Ghopche Khola (2050 m.) and again descends to the Landslide (1810m.). Afterwards, you trek ascends gently to Rimche (2400m.) through Bamboo (1960m.) and at the end your trail is level to the Lama Hotel. En route you could see red pandas, monkey and bear if you are lucky. There are few lodges and shops which provides the trekker supplies
Day 06 : Lama Hotel To Langtang Village (3430m)
Your gentle climb to begin with soon steepens high above the river to Ghora Tabela. (2970m). You will soon find yourself in open country with scattered Tamang settlements. You will have climbed nearly 100m today relatively steadily. The village here is home to some yak herds and cheese factories, worth exploring if you have the energy.
Day 07 : Langtang Village To Kyanjing (3870m)
You will climb to the ridge this morning marked with a big chorten and some Mani walls, from here you will have views of Kyanjing Gompa and the icefall from Langtang Lirung surrounded by snowy mountains. You will be walking for around 3 hours today so time to explore the area this afternoon.
Day 08 : Rest Day in Kyanjing Gompa
Rest day at Kyangjin Gompa and excursion in and around. This is day to rest and explore the area. You can visit the monastery and the cheese factory, walk up the moraine to see the spectacular ice faces and tumbling glaciers of Langtang Lirung or ascend Kyangjin Ri [4350m], directly behind the village, for a breath-taking panorama of the Langtang peaks.
Day 09 : Kyanjing Gompa to Negang(4000m)
Trek Kyanjing Gompa to Ngegang(4000m.) which takes about 5 hours. There you can not see any villages. The trail goes on ascending and area is covered with few natural vegetation. Since there are not available any lodge, you need to camp
Day 10 : Ngegang to Keldang(5106m)
Trek Ngegang to Keldang (5106m.) via Ganja La (5100m.) which takes about 5 hours. This day is comparatively strenuous as you need to cross the Ganja la pass. On the Ganja la pass, you can find it covered with snowy ice most of the times through out the year. You need to camp.
Day 11 : Keldang To Dukpu(4080m)
Trek Keldang to Dukpu(4080m.) which takes about 5 and half hours. Your camping site will be inside the forest. This day will be long day walking along ridge, grassland, very silent, amazing views of Mountains
Day 12 : Dukpu to Tarkegyang(2740m)
Trek Dukpu to Tarkeghyang( 2740m.) Trail descends about 200mtrs, climb the 4100m pass. Views from Pass are spectacular to the Annapurna Region and Mt. Everest region too. From pass trail descends through pine forest, rhododendron forest past tiny herder's settlement to Tarkeghyang. You can visit one of the oldest Buddhist monastery and Sherpa villages. These villages are well settled where friendly and cheerful natured people inhabit.
Day 13 : Tarkeghyang to Shermanthang(2621m)
A 4 hour walk today and you will find the trail is relatively easy following flat ground and through beautiful forests. Shermanthang is another pretty village with ancient monasteries, from the northern end of the village you will see views of Jugal Himal.
Day 14 : Shermanthang to Melamchi Pul (846m)
You drop 1730m today over 2 hours, passing many chortens and meadows. Eventually you will reach Kakani, the last Sherpa village. You are now entering the lowlands where Brahmin and Cheetri are the dominant tribes. The trail descends from here to Melamchi Pul.
Day 15 : Melamchi pul to Kathmandu
Your journey today is fir six hours long . You will be taken to your hotel on arrival in Kathmandu
Day 16 : Kathmandu free day of your own.
Enjoy a day exploring some of the quieter streets of Kathmandu, stocking up on souvenirs and presents for those back home. This evening you have a farewell dinner, you will be picked up in good time.
Day 17 : Final Departure.
You will be met at your hotel and taken to the airport in good time to meet your flight home.