Langtang – Ganja La Pass Trek takes you to the popular Langtang region and crosses the high altitude Ganja La pass. The climb to this pass on both sides is steep and the entire trip is an exciting adventure. We embark this adventure trek with a day’s scenic bus ride at first from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi and trek to Kyanjing Gompa. After Kyanjing Gompa we cross the challenging Ganja La pass, and ends the trek at Kakani in the Helambu region. You walk through a beautiful alpine valley before reaching Kyanjing Gompa. There we allow you two full days to explore the glacier of the valley and then we head to Tarke Gyang and Kakani in the Helambu region. On the way we cross over the 5106m. Ganja La Pass which is usually obstructed by snow between December to March. Sometimes a sudden change in bad weather can make crossing this pass really dangerous. After crossing over the pass it takes you three days to reach Tarke Gyang. There is no permanent village in between.
The climb to the pass on both sides is steep and the entire trip is an exciting adventure. For Langtang Valley – Ganja La Pass Trek we require experienced local guides and good equipments as there are no lodge accommodations between Ganjala Base Camp. Yak Goth and Dukpu and this is why groups with the accompanying staff must be fully self-sufficient. At the final leg of the trek , you will hike through some picturesque rice terraces and a few splendid Buddhist monasteries around the delightful villages
During the trek you walk through rhododendron and alpine forests exploring the head of the valley getting close to the glacier system. After we climb Ganja La Pass (5,200m )we enter Helambu valley. After visiting the area and enjoying the cultural blend of diverse ethnic Tamang and Sherpa people permanently residing in the area, we return to the place -Kakani and then get back to Kathmandu. In fact, the people living in the Langtang region are Nepalis by birth but , their descendants are of the Tibetan origin, as they look like Tibetan.
This trek takes you to Langtang valley through rhododendron and pine forests, colorful hamlets and pristine glaciers before proceeding on up to the challenging route of the Ganja La Pass at 5100m. This will be a wonderful holiday that could become a story to tell the folks at home & pictures to grace the walls of your bedroom & dining hall to keep your memories fresh for a long time…
Arrive at the Tribhuwan International Airport where you will be welcomed by Trek Himalayan representative and transferred to your hotel. This day is simply an arrival day and there will no organized
activities. So, you will have some free time to relax or walk around for local sights. A pre-departure meeting will be held early evening and you will be introduced with your trekking guide. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu
Your guide will meet you at your hotel in the morning to begin your city tour of Kathmandu. You will visit the Boudhanath temple, the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal, Pashupatinath, a Hindu pilgrimage site, and possibly view cremation ceremonies along the banks of the Bagmati River. Continue drive to Patan Durbar Square to observe ancient Nepalese architecture and end your tour after lunch. Then, you will visit
the Patan museum. Overnight in hotel
We head north out of Kathmandu driving through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Sybrubesi. The first part of your drive up to Trishuli Bazaar is quite smooth. The path now moves along the gravel road.
During the rainy season, the way is sometime blocked due to landslides. Stay overnight at lodge in Sybrubesi.
Today, the first part of the trail crosses through BhoteKoshi and follows the LangtangKhola. This trail gradually ascents up to Bamboo passing through Landslide. Afterwards, we gently ascend to Rimche (2400m) through Bamboo (1960m) which lies at the bank of LangtangKhola. We will have our lunch at this place. At the end the trail is level to the Lama Hotel. En route you could see red pandas, monkeys and bears if you are lucky. Overnight at lodge
The day starts with a gentle climb, but it soon becomes steeper, climbing through a forest of hemlocks, oaks, maples and rhododendrons high above the LangtangKhola. The trail crosses a stream on a log bridge, then climbs to GhoraTabela. After that we ascend gradually as the valley becomes a wide Ushaped glacial valley. We follow the trail past yak pastures, mani stones and scattered Tamang villages.The trail descends into a valley to cross a stream and climbs past several water- driven mils and prayer wheels to the large settlement of Langtang. This village is the headquarter for Langtang National Park.
The trail winds through the village and climbs onto ridge dominated by a large square chorten and a long row of mani walls. It then climbs gradually pass the small village of Mundu to Sindum. Another hour of
walking will bring you to the yak pastures of Yamphu (3640m). After crossing the LajaKhola on a cement bridge, we climb a moraine to a viewpoint where you can finally see KyanjinGompa and the dramatic
icefall flowing from LangtangLirung and Kinshung (Changbu). We weave through some rock and climb toward the Gompa, then make a short descent to ridge KyanjinGompa which lies in an elongated amphitheatre surrounded by high, snow capped peaks.
Today is a 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 LangtangLirung or ascend KyangjinRi (4350meters) which is the highest point of this trek, directly behind the village, for a breathtaking panorama of the Langtang peaks. Overnight at guesthouse
This day is comparatively strenuous as you need to cross the Ganja la pass. You find the Ganja la pass covered with snowy ice most of the times throughout the year.
This day will be a long day walking along ridges and grassland with amazing views of the mountains. The trail descends about 200m, and then ascends. We will have spectacular views of Ganesh Himal,
Langtang, and JugalHimal from the ridge if good weather permits. Stay overnight in camp
The trail continues to descend to the MalemchiKhola, which we cross on a sturdy suspension bridge at 1890m. After crossing the river, the trail immediately begins the ascent towards TarkeGyang. It is a long
climb to this picturesque village on a self high above the river at 2600m. ThakeGyang `is the largest village in Helambu. The stone houses with narrow alleyways are found here.
The trail passes through the guesthouses and mani wall then drops off the west side of the ridge in a rhododendron forest, along a broad, well-travelled path. We see several chortens, mani walls and kanis.
On the way. Finally, the trail enters the hot, rice-growing country of Malemchi and Indrawati valleys, and leaves the highland ethnic groups for the Brahman, Chhetri and Newar people who inhabit the lower
regions. The trail is now in semi-tropical banana-and-monkey country at an elevation below that of
From here we drive back to Kathmandu for about an hour.
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