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Langtang Ganja la pass trail located in the Langtang region of the Himalayas is a rare and challenging trek of Nepal. The trek starts from Syabrubesi, about 120 km from Kathmandu, presenting various views of Himalayas blooming basin and gorgeous Helambu valley. The trail goes through alpine forests, rich flora and fauna and meadows in high elevations. From Kyangin Gompa in Langtang, the trail passes the Ganja La pass (5106m) to Tarke Gyan in Helambu. The trail provides excellent lookouts of Langtang Lirung and snow mountains in Tibet including Shisha Pangma (8013m) in north. Naya Kanga (5846m) previously known as Ganja La chuli lies west to the pass. A separate trail along the basin, rarely noticed by the cairns, leads to a small stream at 4400m. Trekking beneath a waterfall to beautiful Helambu via Sherpa settlements and to the Melamchi bazaar road is one among several trails the trekkers can choose.


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Trek Facts

Country: Nepal

Grade: Moderate

Area: Langtang Region

Activities: Trekking

Total Duration: 16 days

Season: Mar - May, Sep - Dec

Altitudes: 5130m

 

Day 01:   Kathmandu (1350m)
We will pick up at the airport and transfer to the hotel.

Day 02:   Kathmandu 
Free day Kathmandu or city sightseeing tour, enjoy the day in Kathmandu - Nepal 's capital city and prepare for the next day's trek. Overnight Accommodations :hotel.

Day 03:   Kathmandu  - Sundarijal  - Chisapani (2210 m) 5 hrs
We drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal (1350m.). The trail will take us through the Shivpuri Watershed and Wildlife Reserve. We will come across a Tamang settlement called Mulkharka. The route heads down the ridge through a forest of oaks and rhododendron to Chisopani (2300m.). Overnight stay at lodge

Day 04:   Chisapani - Kutumsang (2470 m) 7 hrs.
Today we trek from Chisopani to Kutumsang (2446m).The trails continue to drop from Chisopani  and crosses meadow and fields. . We would descend through Pathi Bhanjyang to Gul Bhanjyang. The trail climbs a ridge from Gul Bhanjyang to another pass at 2620m.The meadow of Kutumsang  at 2470m makes a good camping spot. Overnight stay at lodge

Day 05:   Kutumsang - Magen Goth (3220 m)    5 hrs.
Having breakfast at Kutumsang we trek to Magen Goth (3220m.). The trek continues due north to Yurin Danda ridge. The trail climbs above Kutumsang on a steep, eroded trail mostly through fir and rhododendron forest and descends to Magen Goth. Overnight stay at lodge

Day 06:   Magen Goth - Ghopte (3430 m)  5 hrs.
Today we trek from Magen Goth to Ghopte (3430m) Via Tharepati Pass (3650m.) We will reach Tharepati and the trail ascends through the forest, climbing in and out of ravines across the valley. Overnight stay at lodge

Day 07:   Ghopte – Gosainkunda (4381m). 5:30 hrs 
We will trek from Phedi to Gosainkund and it takes about 5 hours and 30 minutes. From Phedi, we will walk 4 hours ascending to Lauribina Pass (4610m) and after that it is 45 minutes walking on the flat, and 45 minutes descending to Gosainkund. From Lauribina Pass, we can see the view of Lantang, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and Gaurishankar Range and also the clear view of Langtang Lilung Peak (7227m) and some parts of Tibet. Overnight in tea house.

Day 08:   Gosainkunda – Shin Gompa (3300m). 3 hrs
We will trek from Gosainkunda to Shin Gompa and it takes about 3 hours. This is a descending trail all the way through and we will cross parts of the jungle. On the way, we can see the view of Langtang, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu Range and the good view of Dorje Laktpa (6966m).Overnight in tea house.

Day 09:   Shin Gompa – Thulo Syabru (2250m). 3 hrs  
We will trek from Shin Gompa to Thulo Syabru and it takes about 3 hours. We will cross straight into the jungle for one hour, and descend to Thulo Syabru for 2 hours. Overnight in tea house.    

Day 10:   Thulo Syabru - Shyabrubesi (2210 m)   3 hrs.
This day we will trek from Thulo Syabru to Shyabrubesi (2210m). Our trails descends through the pine forest to Syabru Besi. Overnight stay at lodge

Day 11:    Shyabrubesi – Gatlang (2238 m)   4 hrs.
This day we will walk from Shyabrubesi to reach Gatlang. We will walk uphill and again 2 and half hours through straight trail. On the way we will cross few Tamang villages, meet local people mostly tamangs.  (Tamang are one of the ethnic groups of Nepal). Overnight stay at lodge

Day 12:   Gatlang – Tatopani (2607 m)   4-5 hrs.
This day we will walk form Gatlang to reach Tatopani through downhill trail first and then straight trail. After crossing small river, again we will walk through uphill trail. On the way we will cross small Tamang villages. In Tatopani there is hot spring, People of Nepal believe that having bath in this hot spring will heal various skin diseases, so people of different parts of Nepal visit there to have a bath. Overnight stay at lodge

Day 13:   Tatopani – Nagthali (3165 m) – Thuman (2338 m)  4:30 hrs.
This day we will walk form Tatopani to Nagthali(3165m) to Thuman (2338m) , from here we can see good views few peaks such as Paldor Peak, Langtang range, mountains of Tibet side. After having lunch at Nagthali we will again walk downhill trail to reach Thuman. On the way we will cross small jungle. Thuman is big Tamang village, we can interact with local people, and get information about local culture and tradition. Overight stay at hotel

Day 14:   Thuman – Briddhim (2229 m)  5hrs
This day we will walk from Thuman to Briddhim (2229). We will walk through narrow trail,on the way we will cross few Tamang and Sherpa villages, corn fields, cross Bhotekoshi river through suspension bridge. After crossing Bhotekoshi river we will reach Briddhim. Overnight stay at lodge.

Day 15:  Briddhim – Lama Hotel (2340 m.)  5hrs.
This day we will walk from Briddhim to Rimche or Lama hotel (2340m)On the way we will walk through mostly straight trail, cross Tamang and Sherpa villages, small jungles, see views of surrounding areas. Lama Hotel is just 15 minutes walk from Rimche. Overnight stay at lodge

Day 16:   Lama Hotel – Langtang (3330 m.)  5 hrs.
This day we will walk through almost straight trail. We will reach Gomna  crossing rhododendron and oak forests. From Gomna we will walk through uphill trail towards Ghodatabela for about 1 hour. We can have lunch at Ghoda Tabela. After having lunch we will start walking through uphill trail crossing Thangsep village, In this village we will find mostly Tamang people (one of the ethnic groups in Nepal) . After walking from Thangsep village we will reach Langtang. Overnight stay at lodge.

Day 17:   Langtang - Kyanjing Gompa (3730 m.)  3 hrs.
From Langtang we will walk form Langtang to reach Kyanjin Gompa. On the way we can see very good views of Langtang mountain range including Naya Khang, Ganjala Himal, Langtang Lirung.Overnight stay at lodge.

Day 18:   Explore day
This day we will explore around Kyanjin Gompa,we can visit the monastery and the cheese factory, glaciers of Langtang Lirung or ascend Kyangjin Ri (4350m.), from Kuangin Ri we can see breathtaking panoramic view of the Langtang Himalayan Range.Overnight stay at lodge.

Day 19:   Kyanjing Gompa
Rest day for acclimatization

Day 20:   Kyanjing Gompa - High Camp (Ngegang Kharka) 4000m  4 hrs.
Today we will trek from Kyanjing Gompa to Ngegang (4000m) which takes about 5 hrs. We will not find villages along the trail. On the way ee would enjoy varieties of flora and fauna.Overnight stay at camp.

Day 21:   High camp - Keldang Kharka (5160m) 6-7 hrs.
Having breakfast at Ngegang, we trek from high camp to Keldang (5160m). via Ganja La pass (5130m) . Ganja La Pass is to be attempted with the local advice, adequate acclimatization, good equipments and some experience. Overnight stay at camp.

Day 22:   Keldang Kharka - Dukpu Kharka ( 4080m) 4and half hrs.
This day we will trek  from Keldang Kharka to Dukpu Kharka (4080m) which takes about five & half hours. We will be walking along ridge, grassland, enjoying the panoramic views of Himalayas. Overnight stay at camp.

Day 23:   Dukpu Kharka - Tarkeghyang (2740m) 6 hrs.
We will trek from Dukpu to Tarkeghyang (2740m). We will descend about 200m and climb 4100m pass. From the pass, we would view spectacular mountain ranges – Annapurna and Everest. Now, the trail descends through pine forest, rhodendron forest and pass through the settlement to Tarkeghyang. On the way we will visit oldest Buddhist Monasteries and Sherpa villages where the people are well cultured, friendly and cheerful. Overnight saty at lodge

Day 24:  Tarkeghyang - Shermathang (2621m) 4 hrs.
Today we will trek from tarkeghyang to Shermanthang (2621m) .Today the trekking is comparatively easier than the previous days as the trail goes through flat land with beautiful forests. On the way we would pass through the village called Shermanthang where we would visit some ancient monasteries. Overnight stay at lodge

Day 25:   Shermathang - Melamchi Bazaar (846m) 5 hrs.
We will trek from Shermanthang to Malamchi Bazaar (846m). The trail gradually descends all the way to Melamchi Bazaar through meadow and cultivated fields. On the way we come across several villages. Overnight stay at lodge

Day 26:   Melamchi Bazaar - Kathmandu  5 hrs.
This day we will drive from Melamchi Bazaar to Kathmandu by private vehicle. Overnight at hotel.

Day 27:   Kathmandu
This day you will be free for various activities such as shopping, sightseeing and etc. Overnight at  hotel.

Day 28:   Final departure Day
Transfer to international airport and fly to your destination

 

COST INCLUDES:

  • Transfer airport – hotel - airport
  • Kathmandu – Sundarijal and Melamchi - Kathmandu by private vehicle/local bus.
  • 4 Nights hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Shivapuri and Langtang National Park Fee + TIMS Permit
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea or coffee during the trek
  • Accommodation at lodge and tented camp during the trek
  • Sleeping tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, kitchen gears, fuel and etc.
  • One guide and 1 porter every two person basis during the trek
  • Cook and necessary porters during the camping period
  • Guide, cook, kitchen boy, spare, Sherpa and porters all meal, accommodation, wages transportation, camping charge and Insurance
  • Farewell dinner
  • Company service charge
  • All necessary government taxes


COST EXCLUDES:

  • Personal equipment
  • Personal and medical insurance
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Emergency Rescue evacuation by helicopter incase needed
  • Bar bills and beverage (like mineral water, coke, beer etc)
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
  • Any other services, which is not mentioned above