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Langtang Valley Trek with Ganja la Pass - 14 Days

The team of Pariwar Holidays Pvt. Ltd. welcomes you all to our most famous trekking route of the Langtang Valley Trek with Ganja La Pass. This trekking constitutes of 14 days and leads you the famous Ganja La pass (5122m/16,800 ft). Moreover, we also make an interesting excursion to Tserko Ri (5,000m/16,404ft) which offers tremendous views of the Himalayan range of Langtang. Even though Langtang region is so close to Kathmandu, it seems like a far-away peaceful Tibetan highland. This region also boasts as the host of many beautiful lakes and Gosaikunda is one of the famous ones. Moreover, the company of green rhododendron and bamboo forests, majestic waterfalls, and snow-capped Himalayas make the trek one of most diverse treks near Kathmandu. Though the people residing in highlands of Langtrang region are Nepali, their face has resemblance with the Tibetans.

This two week’s adventure package is very suitable to know the rural yet rich natural resources of Nepal. This journey will certainly be one of the most exciting ones in the Langtang region. Please do feel free to contact us for more details.

The team of Pariwar Holidays Pvt. Ltd. welcomes you all to our most famous trekking route of the Langtang Valley Trek with Ganja La Pass. This trekking constitutes of 14 days and leads you the famous Ganja La pass (5122m/16,800 ft). Moreover, we also make an interesting excursion to Tserko Ri (5,000m/16,404ft) which offers tremendous views of the Himalayan range of Langtang. Even though Langtang region is so close to Kathmandu, it seems like a far-away peaceful Tibetan highland. This region also boasts as the host of many beautiful lakes and Gosaikunda is one of the famous ones. Moreover, the company of green rhododendron and bamboo forests, majestic waterfalls, and snow-capped Himalayas make the trek one of most diverse treks near Kathmandu. Though the people residing in highlands of Langtrang region are Nepali, their face has resemblance with the Tibetans.

This two week’s adventure package is very suitable to know the rural yet rich natural resources of Nepal. This journey will certainly be one of the most exciting ones in the Langtang region. Please do feel free to contact us for more details.

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

Welcome to the beautiful city of Nepal!! There won’t be a possibility for you to feel like an outsider when you arrive at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu as one of the representatives of Pariwar Holidays Pvt. Ltd will be there to receive you. After your airport check-up formalities, you will be led directly to your hotel. Please make sure that you have enough rest at the hotel and you can also try to explore around the beautiful city on your own. It is fun to meet people around the place as most of them speak English. In the evening, the team of Pariwar Holidays Pvt. Ltd will sponsor a dinner in one of the best restaurants in the area. You can enjoy delicious cuisines along with the team of Pariwar Holidays Pvt. Ltd.

Day 2
Sightseeing in Kathmandu & Trek Preparation

Today after breakfast we start a guided tour to several of the most historical and spiritual sites of Kathmandu. Most of these landmarks are categorized under World Heritage Sites. They include the historic Durbar Square of Basantapur, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swayambhunath) and Buddhists’ shrine (Bouddha Nath). Boudha Nath is the largest spherical Stupa of Nepal. At the evening, there will be a pre-trip discussion and trek leaders along with other team members will also be meeting to discuss about the upcoming adventure. Please do feel free to ask any questions regarding the trip that you are making.

Day 3
Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1,550m/5,100ft): 145 km/ 7 hrs

After breakfast, we drive out along the north-western hills of Kathmandu. The bus going to Syabru Bensi is found in Balaju bypass. The road is serpentine and one can enjoy the Himlayan views and mountainous lifestyle through the terraced fields and rustic villages from the starting point of the bus. We will take lunch at the Trishuli Bazar and continue further to Dhunche. From Dhunche, the bus descends down to Syabrubesi.

Day 4
Trek from Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2,380m/7,830ft): 6 hrs.

This day marks as the first day of our trekking. From Syabru Bensi, we ascend towards Langtang Khola River. Along the way we pass via dense forests to reach Pahiro. You can either lunch at Pahiro or Bamboo hotel near the area. The distance from Pahiro to Bamboo hotel is of around an hour. On many places the trail passes through several suspension bridges and tea houses. Though we ascend and descend in most of the places on this day, the trail is not that challenging. Our overnight will be at the Lama Hotel.

Day 5
Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3,430m/11,253ft): 6/7 hrs.

On this day, after breakfast, we start our journey. The trail of this day too continues along dense forests. Along the way, we reach the Riverside. There is a lodge and a tea-house there. We continue along the trail to reach Ghoda Tabela and from there the trail again ascends towards Thangshyap. This place is ideal to take our lunch. After enjoying delicious lunch there, the trail ascends towards Gumba Danda. From there, a short ascending will take you to the Langtang Village. There are various water mills, prayer wheels, chortens and sacred mounds of rocks with inscriptions inscribed in it there. Our overnight will be in one of the lodges at Langtang village.

Day 6
Trek from Langtang village to Kyanjin Gompa (3,870m/12,697ft): 3-1/2 hr

This day marks as the shortest trail of our entire trekking. We start our trek in the morning to get out of the village and pass through the yak pastures. Along the way we pass the largest mani wall in Nepal, made from stone with prayers written on them. The prayer flags has interesting fact, according to the local legends, they are supposed to be like wild horses and are free to flap with the wind, just like our minds. Several wooden bridges need to be crossed along the trail. We have already bypassed a great deal of altitude and we may feel thin air around the Kyangjin Gumba. The magnificent view of glaciers, icefalls and natural vistas along with birds and yaks can be glanced from this point. Our overnight stay will be in one of the lodges in Kyangjin Gumba.

Day 7
Excursion to Tsergo Ri (5033m/16,508 ft) and back to Kyanjin: 7/ 8 hrs

Kyanjin Ri (4,800m/15,748ft) and Tserko Ri (5,000m/16,404ft) are the good viewpoints of this area. You need to ascend the hill in order to reach both of these places. We will start our trek after breakfast. We ascend through the trail to reach Tserko Ri (5000m). Tserko Ri is famous for the most pleasant scenic view of the Langtang Lirung, Langtang range, Kinshung, Yansa Tsenji and the foot of the huge Lirung Glacier. After spending some time at the hill top of Tserko Ri, we descend back to the guest house of Kyanjin Gumba to have our lunch. We can explore around the kyanjing valley with a guide in the day time. Our overnight stay will be in a guest house at Kyanjin Gumba.

Day 8
Trek from Kyanjin to Ganja La phedi (4300m/14,104 ft): 5-6 hr

On this day, after breakfast, we start our journey towards Ganja La Phedi. Along the trail, we cross the Langtang River and ascend through rhododendron forests. Since, we are at high altitude, the time to get to our destination depends upon the weather. During the winter season, due to snow fall, it might take longer to cross the snow strewn path to reach to Gonja La Phedi.

Day 9
Cross the Ganja La pass (5122m/16,800 ft) Trek to Keldang (4250m/13,940ft): 6/7 hrs.

The trail of this day would be a strenuous one as Gonja La pass is marked as one of the most difficult one. This pass is covered with snow almost throughout the year. We need to ascend through the boulders at many places. There are also beautiful lakes along the way. After crossing the lake, we travel towards the rocky moraine to reach Gonja La. Proper precaution should be taken while ascending and descending on this day as the trail is covered with snow and ice, it may get slippery at times. After spending some time at Ganja La, we descend down to the beautiful village of Keldang. Our overnight stay will be at Keldang.

Day 10
Trek from Keldang to Yak Kharka (4000m/13,120ft): 5/6 hours.

On this day we trek from Keldang to Yak Kharka. From Keldang, the trail further descends downs following the prominent ridge line. The natural sceneries of the mountains would make this trek even more mesmerizing as we descend through forests, ridges and grasslands. It takes around 5-6 hours to reach Yak Kharka from Keldang. Our overnight stay will be in one of the lodges at Yak Kharka.

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

Today, from Yak Kharka, we descend continuously towards Tarke Gyang. We descend around 1500 meters on this day. The trail of this day too would be similar to the previous day but as we descend lower, there would be more vegetation. The trail further leads us to Tarke Gyang which will mark as the village for our overnight stay.

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

Tarke Gyang lies in the Helambu region. This day, from Tarke Gyang, we cross a small forest and descend towards the wide valley. The trail further leads us to the village of Parachin and Gangyul. It is interesting to note that the village Parachin practice Drukpa Kagyu Buddhism. This Buddhism is the national religion of Bhutan. After crossing these village we reach Sermanthang. Sermanthang marks the village for our overnight stay. (2,610m/8,563ft).

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

On this day, we descend from Shermanthang towards the Melamchi Bazaar. Along the way we can see many beautiful Sherpa villages. From Melamchi Bazaar, we catch a bus to drive back to Kathmandu. Once you are in Kathmandu, you will be dropped to your designated hotel where you can spend the rest of the day. At evening, the team of Pariwar Holidays Pvt. Ltd will host a special dinner program along with cultural shows to celebrate the successful completion of your trek. Your overnight stay will be in hotel at Kathmandu.

Day 14
Final departure from Kathmandu.

The fabulous journey that you accomplished with the team of Pariwar Holidays Pvt. Ltd. comes to an end today. Depending on the schedule of your flight, a representative of our team will drop you at the Tribhuvan International Airport for your final departure. The team of Pariwar Holidays Pvt. Ltd. will be more than happy to serve you in the coming days too.

The Trip Cost Includes

  • All airport/hotel transfers
  • 3 nights in 4-star hotel in Kathmandu ( Hotel Shanker or similar standard)
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • All accommodation and meals during the trek
  • A full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley including tour guide and entrance fees
  • Pickup and drop, Kathmandu-Syabrubesi- Melamchi- Kathmandu by local bus
  • An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, Himalayan Glacier Trekking duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • All cammping gear, food and staffs for Ganja La Pass
  • All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS )
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes.

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • Nepal Visa fee (bring small denomination cash USD and two passport photographs )
  • Private vehicle (Kathmandu to Syabrubesi) (USD 200 each jeep & Melamchi-Kathamdnu USD$100 Per Jeep)
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters.

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Price From USD 1,980 USD $ 1,690/person
1690
Total $ 1,690 USD

Trip Facts

  • 1-12 People.
  • 5033m/16,508 ft
  • Nepal.
  • Hard
  • Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek.
  • Hotel accomodation in Kathmandu and teahouses during the trek.

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