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Langtang –Ganja-La Pass 14 Days

  • Trip Code: STE-L03
  • Trip Duration: 14 Days
  • Destination: Ganja-La pass
  • Group Size: Min- 1
  • Season: spring/autumn
  • Max Altitude: 5,220m
  • Trip Starts/Ends: kathmandu/kathmandu
  • Transportation: Jeep/Trek
  • Accomodation: Hotel, Guest houses and Camping
  • Trip Grade: Sterious

OVERVIEW

Langtang –Ganja-La Pass trekking 14 Days.

Ganja La pass should only be attempted by experienced trekkers group with appropriate climbing and camping equipments for safe crossing. It is one of the most challenging passes (5,220m) in Nepal. Mountaineering skill and a fixed rope required to reach Ganja la and to descend safely. The steep descent on loose moraine for 3hrs should not head towards the glacier rather east – facing slope of the valley. Our well experienced guide will indicate steeply climbing and descending the out from KyangjingGompa in Langtang to TarkeGhyang the mainHelambu trails.  The pass may blocked by snow sometime, so local inquires about its condition will be done by our guide. The Helambu village exceeds a Tibetan feel and you will see fields enclosed by stonewalls as well as herds of Yaks, the most important animal for the people here. We descend fromTarkeghyang toSermathang before Melamche Bazaar to drive back to Kathmandu.

Highlights of the trekking,

LangtangHimal, LangtangRi, LakphaDorje, Ganesh Himal range, Manaslu, Hiunchuli hundreds of mountain are the most attraction of the trek. Yak farming, Sherpa culture and beautiful Himalays are the main attraction.

Fact of the trekking,

Name of the trekking: Langtang/ Ganja-La Pass.

Trek starting from: Syabrubesi, after a daylong regular ride from Kathmandu.

Trek ending at: Malamchipul Bazaar.

Trek grade: Moderate to Strenuous.

Highest access of the trek: Ganja –La (5220m).

Culture: Tibetan similar Sherpa Buddhism.

Types of treks: Lodge trek (also recommended for camping trek)

Most attraction of the trek: Yak farming, Sherpa culture and beautiful Himalayas

Himalayan sights: LangtangHimal, LangtangRi, LakphaDorje, Ganesh Himal Range, Manaslu Range, Hiunchuli and hundreds of snow capped towering mountain.

Itinerary of Langtang –Ganja-La Pass 14 Days

Our Company representative will be standing in front of arrival gate to meets you at Tribhuban International Airport, Kathmandu holding a board of our company SNOWPAL TREK AND EXPEDITION Pvt. Ltd. along with your Name sticking on board to find us easily and transfer to your hotel.

 Overnight in hotel on BB Basis

The drive from Kathmandu to our starting point at the foot of the Langtang Valley takes approx 8 hours.  The road follows with a spectacular views of village life of middle hill mountain. Climbing high over the ridges to escape the Kathmandu Valley and providing us with a superb panorama of the Himalaya, including the Annapurnas, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and the peaks of the Langtang region that we will soon become better acquainted with you. First section drive to Trisuli before quite dirt road to the National park and police checkpost on the edge of the bustling trading town of Dhunche (2030m) and second section gradually down to Syabrubesi (1510m).

Overnight in SyabruBesi (1510m/4954ft) in a Mountain Lodge

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The trail initially crosses the BhoteKosi, flowing down from Tibet, literally a few kilometers away, and then gradually climbs up throuch the sub- tropical forests, teeming with bird- life, to join the trail from Syabru. We then follow the river, climbing through uninhabited forest of oak and rhododendron and may be catching a glimpse of langur monkeys roaming through the trees. We climb along a steep trail to Lama Hotel.

Overnight in Lama Hotel (2740m/8989ft)in a Mountain Lodge

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

As we continue climbing there are occasional glimpses of Langtanglirung between the trees. At GhoraTabela (3000m), the trail emerges from the forest. Once there was a Tibetan resettlement project here but now it is a Nepalese army post though it has no permanent inhabitants. The trail continues to climb gently and the valley widens, passing a few temporary settlements used by herders who bring their livestock to graze in the high pastures during the summer months. There is a monastery which we can visit shortly before arriving at the village of Langtang, the headquarters of the Langtang National Park. The houses of Langtang and its neighbouring villages are of the flat- roofed Tibetan style, surrounded by stone walls enclosing fields of buckwheat, potatoes, wheat, turnips and barley.

Overnight in Lantang (3470m/11384ft)in a Mountain Lodge

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The trail climbs gradually through small villages and Yak pastures as the valley opens out further and the views become more extensive. After crossing several small streams and moraines, the trail reaches the settlement at Kyangin by lunch time allowing time to acclimatize and explore the area. It is a dramatic setting, with snow covered peaks surrounding us in all directions.

Overnight in KyagjinGompa (3850m/12631ft) in a Mountain Lodge

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Today to explore around KinjingGompa/ Experience on high elevation climbing TsergoRi peak and explore the alpine vegetation and people. KyangjinGompa is the most important and the largest Gompa in the Langtang valley. The building is not the large, but the location is picturesque. The Gompa follows the traditions of the Nyingma-pa sects and that means Guru Rimpoche, the founder of this oldest school, holds pride of place.

There are a number of trips/day hike that can be made from Kyagjin but most trekkers do KyanjinRi (4440m/) or TsergoRi (5033m/16,512ft) or also some people do the long hike towards LangshisaKharka. Walk up the moraine to see the spectacular ice faces and tumbling glaciers of LangtangLirung or ascend KyangjinRi (4350m), directly behind the village for a breath – taking panorama of the Langtang peaks. Along with the great outstanding views of Himalayan peaks Sishaangma, LangshisaRi, Nayakanga, Yala peak, YubraHimal, LangtangLirung, you can see the Himalayan peasants, Himalayan deer and hundreds of many more white peaks.

Overnight in KyagjinGompa (3850m/12631ft) in a Mountain Lodge

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

There are no village and teahouses any more. It is seen from Kyanjin the route climbs up from the river through lightly forested hillsides to the shelf of Ngegang before the more serious ascent begins. Leave the settlement from west of the hydrology and meteorology research enclose south of and the trails heads up from TshonaKharka roughly close to a stream and then into rhododendron and juniper forest. The route is less steep further up and some climbers have camped at Ngengang (4000m/13123ft)the first easy stage. The usual camp be made near Chusangma.

Overnight in a tended camp in Chusangma (4000m/13123ft)

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We almost are above the Tiber line. Suffice to say that the treacherous slopes and, being north-facing, the chances of ice and snow are great even in November, the least snowy month. the trail, such as it is, follows the moraines and small streams but can be hard to follow in cloudy conditions to high camp. Any contribution on this route would be welcomed.

Overnight in a tended camp in High Camp (4940m/16273ft)

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This day will be a very tough day climb to the pass, but is views that you appreciate the most. Keldang is not quite far but it is quite steep. The snow will be the most troubling obstacle to the ascent higher up. The final stage to the pass needs extreme care, since there are apparently steep rocks followed by a steep snow slope. The Ganja La (5220m) is marked by cairns and prayer flags. On the clear day the view north are stunners. Mt. LangtangLirung (7,246m/23,773ft) plays centre stage but the peaks that ring the border are also stupendous. Far to the south are endless ridges towards the India border and over towards the Kathmandu valley. It is from here that the Trekking of Naya Kanga can be climbed, with the base camp in the area. Below is a camp area used by those climbing from Keldang to the Ganja La. En route is YangriKharka (4390m) and then the route arrives at the huts of Keldang (4270m/14009ft). Camping in Keldang.

Overnight in a tended camp in Keldang (4270m/14009ft)

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Tiring day with a number of ascents as well as longer descents. We will have packed lunch and carrying sufficient water a rare commodity on the long ridge. The trail descends long the ridge isolated springs and streams. The trails keeps high as it is descends and eventually prefers company of the ridge top. Dukpu is a summer grazing settlement with meadows that are dry during the trekking season.

Overnight in a tended camp in DukpuKharka (4030m/13221ft)

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

That takes approximately five to six hours from Dhukpu to Tarkeghang. The trail descends about 200mtrs, climb the 4100m pass. Views from pass are spectacular to the Annapurna region and Mt. Everest region too. From pass trail descends through pine forest, Rhododendron forest past tiny herder’s settlement to Tarkeghyang. You can visit one of the oldest Buddhist monastery and Sherpa villages. These villages are well settled where friendly and cheerful natured people inhabit.

Overnight in Tarkeghyang (2743m/8999ft) in a Mountain Lodge

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This day the trail is quite easier the previous day with beautiful forests on the way. The path departs from Tarkeghyang following the dirt road initially around the hillside. The route is in woodlands for a while around Ghangyul (approx 2hrs from Tarkeghyang). Sermathang is on around the hillside and steadily up in forest a pretty Sherpa village where you can visit many ancient monasteries.

Overnight in Shermathang (2546m/8353ft) in a Mountain Lodge

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

It takes approximately 4 hours. The trail gradually descends all the way to MelamchiPul Bazaar through meadows ad cultivatedfields. On the way, you come across several old villages with their own particular tradition. Walking this day is quite pleasant with mountain views and interaction with local and friendly people. Then return back to Kathmandu through gravel and bumpy path up to Lamidanda and then follow the pitched road up to Kathmandu.

Overnight in a Boutique hotel in Kathmandu on BB basis

After Breakfast first you will clean and dry your trekking stuff used during your trekking. Full day sightseeing proceeds to the prominent UNESCO world heritage site to Syambhunath Stupa the Buddhist sanctuary said to be nearly 2000 years old. The hill itself is pleasant place overlooking the entire valley of Kathmandu. The all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha painted in prominent blue atop the dome are visible from long distance from around the Kathmandu city. Then proceed to Patan Durbar Squar also call Lalitpur the city full of fine arts. It cover the dozen of temples like Krishna Mandir, Kumbeswor temple, Golden temle. Next site proceed to Pashupatinath Temple the holiest Hindu Temple situated on the bank of sacred holy river Bagmati. Sightseeing continues to the Boudhanath Stupa the biggest Stupa around inhabited by Tibetan Refugee since 1959AD. The day ends at Kathmandu Durbar Squar where can visti the Living GoddesKumari who appear on the balcony of her temple to greet her devotees, Kastamandap temple ( now it is reconstructed again after collapsed in earthquake in 25 April 2014), the temple made out of single tree and named Kathmandu as it was known as Kantipur in earlier times. Kathmandu Durbar Squar cover dozen of temple concluding Kumari temple, Hanuman Dhoka.

Overnight in a Boutique hotel in Kathmandu on BB basis.

Meal: Farewell Dinner with Nepalese ethnic group culture shows in a typical Nepali Restauran.

Transfer from hotel to international airport to board onward journey flight. Or extend the day for Kathmandu city tour, or you may combine the day Rafting trip, or Bungy Jump, Paragliding, Jungle safari tour, as you required.  The cost would be extra for any additional activities.

All trips can be customized and extended as per requirements

Cost Includes

  • Arrival and Departure from International airport on day 1st and day 15th.
  • Kathmandu to Sybrubesi on day 2nd and Mehamchi to Kathmandu on day 13th bus tickets.
  • Hotel to Syabrubensi Bus station drop on day 2nd and Pick up from Busstation after your trekking on day 13th.
  • Full Day Kathmandu sightseeing covering some UNESCOworld heritage on day 14h with private vehicle depend on group size on day 14th.
  • Langtang National Park entry permit.
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) Permits.
  • A license holder experienced English speaking Trekking guide.
  • Porters to carry your luggage (one porter in 2 guest, not more than 25kg per porter), you may hire a personal porter in additional extra charge if you have heavy personal luggage.
  • Required porters for the camping trekking time.
  • Guide's and Porter's Insurance, food, salary, accommodation, transport, equipment.
  • 3 nights Boutique hotel in Kathmandu on BB basis on day 1st, 13thand day 14th.
  • Camping equipment (Tents, Kitchen equipment, food) for the day 7, 8,9,10 camping.
  • Full meal (Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner) during the trekking on day 2nd to 13th.
  • Seasonal Fruit desert after dinner as it will available on the spot.
  • All Accommodation during the trekking on day 2nd to day 13th.
  • A comprehensive medical kit.
  • Oximeter to check the oxygen condition into your body during the trek.
  • Bottle of Oxygen depend on group size with its regulator (mask private) emergency use.
  • All the government taxes.
  • All the paper works and company service charges.

Cost Excludes

  • International Flight Tickets.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • KTMsightseeing tour guide and entrance fee. (If you want guided tour guide in additional charge for the day 14th.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu except farewell dinner (also in case of early return form trekking/expedition then the schedule itinerary).
  • Extra night in Kathmandu (In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from trekking/expedition (due to any reason) then the scheduled itinerary.
  • Local community levy If there are any (may require USD 5-20) (Sometime local community charge about USD 5 to USD 20 per visitor to upgrade their local community services).
  • Bar bill and any bottled drinks such as alcohol, mineral water, coke.
  • Laundry expenses, hot shower, Internet, landlines phone, Electronic device/battery re-charge.
  • Personal clothing, Packing items and trekking gears.
  • Any extra service, products offers or activities which are not mentioned in the Itinerary.
  • Any additional staff other than specified.
  • Yours any personal Insurance.
  • Helicopter for rescue (required to make insurance). If needed we are 24 hour ready to rescue in emergency case anytime.
  • Staff tips expected.
  • Any Services/items not mentioned in cost includes.
  • Trip Code: STE-L03
  • Trip Duration: 14 Days
  • Destination: Ganja-La pass
  • Group Size: Min- 1
  • Season: spring/autumn
  • Max Altitude: 5,220m
  • Trip Starts/Ends: kathmandu/kathmandu
  • Transportation: Jeep/Trek
  • Accomodation: Hotel, Guest houses and Camping
  • Trip Grade: Sterious

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