Langtang to Ganjala Pass Trekking

Langtang to Ganjala Pass Trekking

Langtang to Gangala pass trekking is an unique beautiful trekking

LANGTANG VIA GANGALA PASS

Langtang to Gangala pass trekking is an unique beautiful trekking including the distinct Ganjala pass. Our
Trek begins from Sybru Bensi, finishes  at Melamchi Pul Bazar. From Sybru Bensi, we will follow the Langtang River to the east until we get to Kyanching Gompa (3,049.) In Kyanjing Gompa there is a small Buddhist monastery and a cheese factory started in 1955 by the Swiss Association for Technical Assistance. When you are crossing the pass there are dramatic views; to the west Himal chuli (7893m) Manaslu (8156mm) and Ganesh Himal (7406m).

On a clear day, even the Annapurna range can be seen rising up behind and to the north across the valley is Langtang Lirung. You pass a few huts in the high picture of Laurebina, cross a small ridge and have our first views of the holy lakes. There are about a dozen lakes in the Gosainkunda Basin, the main three being Saraswatikunda, Bhairabkunda, and Gosainkunda. According to legend, Shiva created Gosainkunda when he pierced a glacier with his trident to obtain water to quench his thirst after having swallowed a poison that threatened to destroy the world
Much of this route is spent above 3,000m.The highest point of this trek is Ganjala Pass (5,122m). On the every pass of Ganjala, the last few 100m trails are precarious so we use a rope there for safety, though the utmost care is enough. The descent from the pass is on a steep slope for over 1 km, which requires good care again. But the rest of the trail is easy and comfortable. As there are no lodges and no settlements for three days along the way, the group should be well equipped with enough food. Only organized camping treks are possible for this region. The use of firewood is also prohibited within the park, the trek then turns straight south into the valley of Helambu via the Ganja La pass which is more exciting and challenging as well.

After passing the Ganjala Pass, the trail takes you to Malemchi gaon and Tarke Ghyang. People here call themselves Sherpa’s but their relationship with the Sherpa of Solu Khumbu is distant. They have their own culture, lifestyle, different dialects, but they are believed on Buddhist so you will find many old Buddhist monasteries in the villages this trek offers the experience of being in a typical Sherpa village and many ancient monasteries. It is a golden chance to learn about life in our villages.

 

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Upon your arrival in the Kathmandu airport, you will be greeted by a representative from Nepal New Generation Trek (NNG). After completing your custom formalities (Visa, etc) pick up your luggage and look for our representative with a Nepal New Generation Trek Trekking display board at the arrival gate. You will be then take to your hotel. After check in, you will visit HGT office, meet your trekking guide as well as other participants. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Nepal New Generation Trek where you will be served excellent authentic Nepalese cuisine which will introduce you to the country's food culture.

Included meals:Dinner

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing & Preparation for the Trek

Today after breakfast we start a guided tour to several of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu. The day will also be for finalizing official procedure and other necessary arrangements. You will be also briefed on the nature of the trek, equipments and team composition. Some of landmarks we visit include the World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambhu Nath) and Buddhists shrine (Bouddha Nath).  In the afternoon, there will be a pre-trip discussion where we can meet our trek leader and other team members. You can also make your last minute buying of personal items as you will be leaving for the Himalayas tomorrow.

Included meals:Breakfast

Day 03: Drive to Syabrubesi (1,550m/5,100ft): 145 km/ 7 hrs

After morning breakfast we drive out along the north-western hills of Kathmandu. Enjoy the Himlayan views and mountainous lifestyle through the terraced fields and rustic villages. Take Lunch at the Trishuli Bazar before continuing further to  Dhunche. From Dhunche, we descent down to Syabrubesi.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 04: Trek to Lama Hotel (2,380m/7,830ft): 6 hrs

This is our first day of trekking today.  Follow the Langtang Khola River. Pass through the dense forests. Cross several suspension bridges. We also pass by a tea houses.  The trail goes up and down but it's not that challenging.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 05: Trek to Mundu (3543m/11,621ft) via Langtang village (3,430m/11,253ft): 6-7 hrs

Today after breakfast, we start our trekking day towards the village of Mundu. Our trail continues along dense forests. After making a steady climb up through the valley, we leave the tree line behind us. Enjoy the marvelous views of Langtang Lirung. On the way to Mundu, you will also pass the Langtang Village, which was severely affected the the earthquake last year. Langtang Valley alone lost 400 lives, flooded away by an earthquake-triggered avalanche, destroying an entire village and infrastructures. We also see the ruins of Langtang Village, where life is slowing building back and a few tea-houses are reopened.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 06: Trek to Kyangjin Gompa (3,870m/12,697ft): 3 hrs. Explore the area.

After breakfast, we will start our journey to Kyangjin Gompa, a principal monastery of the region. You will pass by water mills, prayer wheels, chortens, with sacred mounds of rocks with inscriptions carved on them.  Also pass the largest mani wall in Nepal, made from stone with prayers written on them. The prayers written on the mani wall is supposed to be blown away by the wind. After the short trek, you will spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the buddhist shrine and surrounding areas with the amazing views of the mountains.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 07: Explore Tserko Ri (5000m/16,404ft) 7-8 hrs

After taking morning tea and breakfast,we get out of the village and pass on through yak pastures and start for visiting to Tserko Ri  (5000m/16,404ft) for mountain sunrise views. Since, we are really getting into the high altitudes, you might start feeling the thin air. In the afternoon return to Kanjin Gompa- surrounded by the Himalayas all around. You can take a walk around Kanjin Gompa enjoying the views, glaciers, icefalls, birds and yaks.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 08: Trek to Ganja La phedi (4300m/14,104 ft): 5-6 hr

Taking today's breakfast, we embark on our today's journey to Ganja La Phedi. Cross the Langtang River. Ascend through rhododendron forests. Since, we're already in high altitude, the time for getting to our destination also depends upon the season of the trek. Since, during the winter snow, it might take longer time to cross the snow strewn path.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 09: Cross the Ganja La pass(5122m/16,800 ft) Trek to Keldang (4250m/13,940ft): 6/7 hr

Today we cross the Ganja La pass. It'd be a strenuous day since Ganja La is one of the difficult passes.   Ganja la pass is covered with snow almost throughout the year. Make the long ascent through the boulders, pass the small lakes, and summit the Ganja La which situated on a rocky moraine. Enjoy the spectacular views from the pass. Climbing up and down the pass can sometimes be tricky due to snowfall and ice. From the pass, we descend down to Keldang.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 10: Trek to Yak Kharka (4000m/13,120ft): 5/6 hr

Trek from Keldang to Yak Kharka. From Keldang, we descend further down following a prominent ridge line. In our 5-6 hrs trek today, we continue losing our altitude through forests, ridges, and grasslands.

Day 11: Trek to Tarke Gyang(2,590m/8,497ft): 5/6 hrs

Today, we lose altitude considereably, about 1500 meters. The trail would be similar, except that as you descend lower, you will notice more vegetation.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 12: Trek to Sermathang(2,610m/8,563ft): 3/4 hr

We cross small forest with the view of beautiful village of Helembu region. The trail makes a sweep around the wide valley end between Parachin and the pretty Sharpa village of Gangyul. The people of this village practice Drukpa Kagyu Buddhism, the same as the national religion of Bhutan.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 13: Trek to Malemchi Puul Bazaar: Drive to Kathmandu: 3/4 hrs trek/ 2 hr drive

On our final day of the trek, we walk down to Malemchi Pul Bazaar with many Sherpa village. From the Bazaar, catch a bus to Katmandu. To celebrate the successful completion of our journey, we will have a farewell dinner in the evening. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day 14: Farewell Friend

Today the journey comes to an end. There's nothing to do but trade emails with your new friends, organize all your photos and finally depart from Nepal. If departing, you'll be transferred to the International Airport for your departure flight to your onwards destination. Or get ready for the next adventure.

Included meals:Breakfast

Important Note

Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with Nepal New Generation Trek. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.

 

No of Guests Price ( With GSG ) Price ( With ESG)

* All Price is Per Person Price

COST INCLUDES

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport transfers by private vehicle.
  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu on a twin sharing basis including breakfast.
  • Guided Tour of Kathmandu City with expert tour guide and private vehicle
  • Government license holder experienced, Trekking guide and porters (1 porter for between 2 trekkers basis) with their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance, clothing and medicine.
  • Twin sharing Tea house/Lodges Accommodation during the trekking
  • Daily Meals chosen from the Menu (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
  • Langtang National park Trekking Permit.
  • TIMS (Trekking Information Management System) Card for the Langtang Trekking .
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Nepal New Generation (T shirt, Duffle Bag, Map of Trek and Trekking certificates)
  • Kathmandu to Trek start point transfer by Local bus ( private land cruiser are also available by adding separate cost)
  • Trek finish point to Kathmandu transport by Bus/Private vehicle depending on trek ending point.
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information and trip dossiers
  • Welcome/Fare well Nepali Dinner in Kathmandu
  • All necessary paper works, office Service charge and all Government Taxes

COST EXCLUDES

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Nepal entry visa fee, you can get Nepal visa up on arrival in the Airport.
  • International Airfare, City tour Sightseeing entry fees.
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot water.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, sweets, snacks, beverages and bar bills, camera battery charging.
  • Travel Insurance (Essential – Should include emergency evacuation coverage while trekking up to 3800+ meters).
  • Personal trekking gears
  • Tips for tour/ trekking staffs and driver
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.

All Inclusive Price:

$1795USD

Total Duration 16 days
Max Altitude 5130 m.
Difficulty Level Streneous
Best Time February, March, April, May, September, October,november