Langtang Valley with Ganja La Pass

15 Days

Ganja-La Pass trekking is a popular site for ambitious trekkers looking to test their own level of bravery. It is located in the Langtang Area, a tiny valley located immediately below the main Himalayan range of northern Tibet. A journey to the Langtang Valley allows you to tour Tibetan settlements, Tamang villages, and climb tiny peaks while visiting glaciers at a reasonable elevation.

This walk offers views of the creator’s perfect craftsmanship, including the summits Naya Kanga (5,846m), Ponggen Dopku (5,930m), Mt. Langtang Lirung (7245m), Yala peak, Dorje Lakpa (6966m), Urkeinmang (6387m), Loenpo Gang (6979m), and Kangchenpo..

For this Ganja-La pass trip, mtnepal conducts camping expeditions. Because lodging in the area is limited, we ask that you come prepared with enough food for your excursion. Ganja-La Pass, as one of the most difficult trekking routes, provides a sense of accomplishment once finished.

Overview

The trail leads to Malemchi Gaon and Tarke Ghyang after traveling across the Ganja-La Pass. Sherpas make up the vast majority of the inhabitants in this region. Because Buddhism is the primary religion of the majority of the population, there are several old Buddhist monasteries throughout the villages. Tarke Ghyang is another Sherpa with a unique story.

The town name-Tarke Ghyang- was taken from the name of a temple that was constructed by a Lama (Buddhist Monk), which means “Temple of 100 Horses”. According to legend, the monk was invited to Kathmandu by the King to religiously cure an epidemic by erecting temples. In exchange for his contribution, the Lama requested 100 horses, which he returned to Tarke Ghyang.

In 1969, the local temple was restored in the style of the Bhutanese architect. We will pass past little Buddhist monasteries and a cheese plant founded in 1955 by the Swiss Association.

To trek this route safely, you must have good equipment and some mountaineering expertise. During the spring, the forest along the trail is beautiful and blossoming with rhododendrons.

Highlights

  • Mount Langtang Lirung (7245m) on the west Yala peak on the north Dorje Lakpa (6966m), Urkeinmang (6387m), Loenpo Gang (6979m), and Kangchenpo on the north-east
  • Langtang village and Kyangjin Gompa
  • Panoramic mountain view from Kyangjin Ri
  • Over the Ganja La pass (5100m/16732ft)
  • Sherpa villages with a wide range of cultures.

Itinerary

Welcome to Nepal, the Himalayan country. At the airport, our agents will be waiting for you. You'll be driven to your separate accommodations. The remainder of the day is yours to explore Kathmandu at your leisure. You can wander around bustling Thamel and locate some typical local things to buy. You can also enjoy Nepalese food at restaurants and cafés. In Kathmandu, we will spend the night.

On this day, we will tour some of Kathmandu's most iconic sites. On the banks of the Bagmati River, we will visit the Pashupatinath Temple. We might also go to Bouddhanath, Nepal's largest stupa and the holiest destination for Buddhists. Swoyambunath is another old shrine in Nepal that we might visit. It is visible from all parts of the valley. We will also go to Kathmandu Durbar Plaza, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Later this afternoon, we will begin preparing you for your walk.

We'll be driving to Syabrubensi, which is roughly 117 kilometers and 7 hours distant from Kathmandu. The road is winding, mostly unpaved, and takes you through high mountains. We'll take a magnificent drive through the foothills and ridge-line environment to Syabru Besi, passing through Dhunche. While driving along the Trishuli River's bank, you may see Ganesh Himal, terraces, and lush hills. We'll spend the night in a nearby guest house.

We will trek for approximately 6 hours from Syabru Bensi to Lama Hotel. The view of terraced fields and lush forest with a diverse range of vegetation is breathtaking. We may also encounter some of the wildlife residents, such as the white-throated martin, wild boar, Langur monkey, red panda, and Himalayan black bear.

Around 2000 meters, the trail passes a brook and a steel suspension bridge. The path will next take us to the northern bank of the Langtang Khola, where we will have a spectacular view of the waterfalls. We will end the day's hike when we arrive at Lama Hotel.

We will trek for roughly 6-7 hours from Lama Hotel to Langtang. The view from Langtang Lirung is breathtaking. On the drive, we will pass through the magnificent Ghora Tabela meadows at 3000m, a valley of yak pastures, and ethnic Tamang villages. The Langtang National Park headquarters are at Langtang Village. We'll spend the night in a nearby guest house.

We will trek around 3900 meters from Langtang to Kyanjin Gompa. During the hike, we will come across Nepal's largest mani wall, which is built of stone with prayers etched on it. We will also come across a number of wooden bridges. The Kyajing Gompa is encircled by the Himalaya and offers breathtaking views of glaciers, icefalls, birds, and yaks. We'll end the day in a nearby guesthouse.

On this day, we can hike to Kyanjin Ri or Tseku Ri for spectacular Himalayan views of Langtang Lirung 7245m, Ganesh Himal 7406m, Naya khanga 5846m, Dorje Lakpa 6988m, Gaurishanker 7145m, Gangchenpo 6387m, and Yala peak 5500m, or we can hike to Langtang Lirung base camp. We'll spend the night at Kyanjin Gompa in a local guest home.

We shall begin our day's excursion to Ganja La Phedi. We'll cross the Langtang River and make our way up through rhododendron trees. The time it takes to get to our destination is entirely dependent on the season. It takes longer in the winter because of the snow-covered path.

The Ganja La pass, one of the most difficult to cross, is covered in snow virtually all year. The trail ascends via boulders and small lakes until reaching the Ganja La top, which is located on a rocky moraine. The pass provides a breathtaking vista. We descend from the pass to Keldang.

We'll walk from Keldang to Yak Kharka for roughly six hours. We'll continue downhill by following a prominent ridge line. The entire voyage is descending. As we travel through forests, ridges, and grasslands, we will decrease altitude.

We will trek to Tarek Ghang on this day. The trail will take us to Melamchi Khola and then to a Sherpa hamlet. Throughout our journey, we will be able to appreciate the beauty of the Himalayan peaks gleaming in the sunlight. We will also face one of the region's oldest and largest monasteries. Because the majority of the residents are of the Helmu caste, the village is more commonly known as Helambu. We'll spend the night in Helambu at a small guest house.

Because of the significantly lower altitude, this trek is comparatively easy. Forests, streams, and waterfalls dominate much of the trail. The trail winds around the large valley end between Parachin and Gangyul, a Sherpa settlement. As we get in Sermathang, we shall explore the village. We'll spend the night in a nearby guesthouse.

We'll walk to Melemchi Pul Bazaar today. Melemchi Pul Bazar may be reached in about two hours by an easy trail. The majority of the route passes through scattered villages. We'll spend the remainder of the day exploring Melemchi Pul Bazaar after we arrive. The majority of the residents are Sherpas. They are well-known for their hospitality and friendliness. We'll be spending the night in Melamchi Pul Bazaar.

On this day, we will return to Kathmandu via car. The drive is short and pleasant, and we should arrive in Kathmandu in less than three hours. As we arrive in Kathmandu, you will be assisted in checking into your particular accommodation. You will have the remainder of the day to explore the city at your leisure. You can go out and about looking for local handicrafts. You can also try different eateries and cafés, or simply relax in a coffee shop.

After saying your final farewells, you will be picked up from your hotels and taken to Tribhuwan International Airport for your final flight to your next destination. We would be delighted to assist you if you like to prolong your stay in Nepal for an adventure experience. We also invite you to return to our country to enjoy more of nature's richness in new and intriguing locations. We would be delighted to assist you in planning your next trip to Nepal.

What is Includeds?

  • Depending on the size of your group, airport pickup and drop-off will be by private car/van/bus.
  • Three consecutive nights Breakfast is included in the standard hotel room rate.
  • During camping, our skilled cook will make a full board supper (veg./non-veg.) with tea and coffee.
  • During the walk, you will be staying in a tent.
  • On the trip, a government-licensed English-speaking guide will accompany you.
  • A certain number of porters are necessary to carry your luggage during the hike.
  • Meals, lodging, salary, insurance, equipment, and medicine for all employees.
  • Trekkers Information Management System and Langtang National Park Permit (TIMS).
  • Down Sleeping Bags/Jackets, Walking Pole (if you don't have your own).
  • Surface transportation to and from Kathmandu.
  • All of our government taxes and expenditures.
  • Private car for a guided sightseeing trip of Kathmandu.
  • When in Kathmandu, have lunch and dinner.
  • Fees for Nepal entrance visas (you can easily issue tourist visa upon your arrival at International Airport – Kathmandu). You'll need two passport-sized pictures. $25 for a 15-day visa, $40 for a 30-day visa, and $100 for a 90-day visa with multiple entries.
  • Insurance for Travel and Rescue (recommended).
  • Things of a private nature.
  • Tea/coffee, alcoholic beverages, cold beverages, and laundry.
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Advice for trekkers and drivers (tipping is expected).
  • Entrance fees for Kathmandu sightseeing.
  • Any extra expenses not listed in the Price Includes section.

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Langtang Valley with Ganja La Pass
From $1,130
/ Adult