Langtang Valley Trek With Ganjala Pass

Langtang Ganja La trek allows an unmatched opportunity of conquering Ganja La Pass in addition to enjoying Langtang village trekking and Helambu trekking. Ganja La Pass offers striking views of Langtang Lirung Mountain, Dorje Lakpa Mountain, Lang Sisa Mountain and Sisapangma Mountain. A side trip will be arranged to Tserko Ri.
Langtang Region is also popular for being home for the red panda.

Saribung Adventure offers Langtang Ganjala trek itinerary as 13-days package. We will leave Kathmandu and drive to Syabrubesi from where Ganjala trek begins. We will traverse rhododendron forest and walk through Langtang Village to Kyangjin Gompa. Ganjala Helambu trekking route continues through the meadow of Ngegang to Keldang. Lowering down from Keldang, we will stop by the monastery at Dukpa and visit Tarkegyang. Lowering down from Tarkegyang, we will reach Melamchi Pul Bazaar and drive back to Kathmandu.

Itinerary Outline

Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival (1310m)
Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1610m)
Day 03: Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2480m)
Day 04: Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3541m)
Day 05: Langtang Village to Kyangjin Gompa
Day 06: Rest Day, the side trip to Tserko Ri (5050m)
Day 07: Kyangjin Gompa to Ngegang (4520m)
Day 08: Ngegang to Keldang (4420m) via Ganja La pass (5130m)
Day 09: Keldang to Dukpa (4040m)
Day 10: Dukpa to Tarke Gyang (2600m)
Day 11: Tarke Gyang to Sermathang (2590m)
Day 12: Sermathang to Melamchi Pul Bazar, Drive to Kathmandu
Day 13: Departure

Day 01: Kathmandu Arrival (1310m)
After you disembark from the plane, you will have to go through customs formalities. Later, you will be greeted by our representative and transferred to hotel for your luxurious stay. You will get the briefing from your tour leader. Enjoy the welcome dinner.

Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1610m)
We will leave Kathmandu after breakfast. This is going to be a scenic journey which offers close-up views of north-western hills, terraced fields, and primitive villages. We will take lunch at Trishuli Bazar and follow the bumpy road to Dhunche. The journey continues further to Syabrubesi.

Day 03: Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2480m)
Langtang Valley Trek with Ganja La Pass begins on this day. We will follow the descending trail to Langtang River. We will cross rhododendron forest and cross the suspension bridge. The trail continues further through tea houses to Lama Hotel.

Day 04: Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3541m)
We will take breakfast and choose the escalating trail through the valley. The path stretches through the tree line. We can get the scenic view of Langtang Lirung for most of the day. We will traverse water mills and chortens and reach Langtang Village where we will stay overnight.

Day 05: Langtang Village to Kyangjin Gompa
We will explore Langtang village on this day. We will cross pasture field and walk along mani walls and chortens. We need to cross wooden bridges at several points before reaching Kyangjin Gompa. We can get scenic views of glaciers and icefalls from Kyangjin Gompa.

Day 06: Rest Day, a side trip to Tserko Ri (5000m)
We will take rest in Kyangjin Gompa. We can take the side trip to Tserko Ri (5000m). Tserko Ri offers a spectacular sunrise view. We will take lunch and return to Kyangjin Gompa.

Day 07: Kyangjin Gompa to Ngegang (4520m)
We will descend from Kyangjin Gompa to Langtang River. Crossing the river, we will choose the ascending trail lined with trees of rhododendron. We will arrive at the meadow of Ngegang where we can see local yaks grazing lazily in the pasture land.

Day 08: Ngegang to Keldang (4420m) via Ganja La pass (5130m)
Leaving Ngegang Kharka, move south and cross the river. The trail continues through moraine valley to a small pass. After a brief climb, we will lower down from the pass and lower down to Yangri River Valley. Walking along the river, we will make it to Keldang where we will stay overnight.

Day 09: Keldang to Dukpa (4040m)
We will leave Keldang and lower down from the ridge. The trail swirls up and down before leading us to the valley. We will then follow the ridgeline through small settlements, you will reach Dukpu. O/N at Dukpu.

Day 10: Dukpa to Tarke Gyang (2600m)
After early breakfast, we will leave Dukpu and follow the lowering path for about an hour before making steep ascend to the top of the small pass. We will enjoy spectacular views of mountains before lowering down through rhododendron forest to Gekye Gompa. From Gekye Gompa, we will descend to Tarke Gyang village.

Day 11: Tarke Gyang to Sermathang (2590m)
Follow the easy trail that crosses the river and continues through the forest to the valley. Reach Gangyul that is inhabited by Sherpas. We will move through Gangyul to Sermathang where we will visit a local monastery before staying overnight in a lodge.

Day 12: Sermathang to Melamchi Pul Bazar, Drive to Kathmandu
This is the last day of Langtang Valley Trek with Ganjala Pass. We will cross Melamchi village and descend to Melamchi River. Walking further, we will arrive at Melamchi Pul Bazaar from where we will drive back to Kathmandu.

Day 13: Departure
You will be dropped off at Tribhuvan International Airport approximately 3hours before your flight. Have a safe journey. We hope to see you soon.

Trip Cost Include

  • Airport to hotel pick up and drop
  • Accommodation in the hotel in Kathmandu
  • All accommodation and meals during trek as per itinerary
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • All Ground transportation
  • Salary, Accommodation, and insurance of trekking guide and helpers
  • National park permit and TIMS
  • All government and local taxes

Trip Cost Excludes

  • Nepal Visa fee
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips (not mandatory)
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