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Langtang Ganja La Trek

Langtang Ganja La Trek

Langtang Ganja La pass trekking takes you to north of Kathmandu to the Tibetan border. This trekking area is habited by Tamang villages more similar to Tibetan cultures. Kyanjin Gompa, as last Village in the valley and starting point Helambu valley over Ganja La Pass (5200M). We’ll make hike to Tserko ri from Kyangjin which is in 5000m and good for acclimatization.

Ganja la pass is quite often covered by snow but during autumn and spring the pass opens for trekkers. Challenging walking over Ganja la pass offers diverse wilderness and adventure experience. From here 3-4 days is completely on our own with camping gears, foods, arrangement and well experience guides and staff. We will reach Melamchi Bazar via Tarkyegyang and Sermanthang and catch bus/jeep to Kathmandu.

WHAT ARE INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE

  • All airport – Hotel - Airport transfer (pick up and drops)
  • Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu by Tour guide, entrance fee included
  • 3 nights standard hotel in Kathmandu, b/b plan
  • Langtang Ganja la trek permit fee, Conservation area and all applicable permit & government taxes
  • 1 Guide, 1 cook, necessary porters and mules for carrying loads
  • Wages, insurance for Nepali staffs
  • Food during the trek - 3 meals a day, teas & coffees
  • 2 Men tent, Mattress , dining tents , kitchen tent, toilet tent, all necessary kitchen utensils
  • Camp-Site Charges
  • Rescue evacuation co-ordination (Covered by your travel insurance)
  • All transportation as per the itinerary
  • Farewell dinner

WHAT ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE

  •  International air ticket and airport taxes
  • Lunch and dinner while stay in Kathmandu
  • Nepal entry visa fee (40 USD for 30 days)
  • Personal Trekking Equipment for trek
  • Sleeping Bag Rental $12 and Down Jacket $12 if needed.
  • All expenses of personal nature like: bar and beverages bills, telephone calls etc
  • Personal Travel insurance
  • Staffs tips
  • All not mentioned in cost includes

Langtang Ganja La Trek Itinerary

Day 01- Arrival in Kathmandu
Welcome to Nepal! Ramdung Expedition representative will meet you at the airport and bring you to your hotel in Kathmandu. You can take a rest or if you are arriving earlier, can visit around the city.
In the evening we will hold a briefing session regarding your trip and get to know your Nepali trekking companion. We’ll be happy to answer any question you may have. O/N Hotel.    

Day 02- Sightseeing trip / Trek preparation
Kathmandu valley is has fantastic UNESCO world heritages all around. Today after the breakfast, you’ll be visiting Boudhanath Stupa (the largest Buddhist shrines in the world), Pashupatinath (the holiest Hindu temple in the world), Durbar Squares (Palaces and fortresses of medieval Kings). The lifestyle of the Nepalese people, holy sadhus and monks, the fascinating history and the awe-inspiring architecture will be the highlight of this day. You can also buy or rent any needed gear or clothing from trekking/mountaineering shops. O/N Hotel (B)

Day 03 – Drive Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1550m). 7 Hrs
After morning breakfast we drive out along the north-western hills of Kathmandu. Enjoy the Himlayan views and mountainous lifestyle through the terraced fields and rustic villages. Take Lunch at the Trishuli Bazar before continuing further to  Dhunche. From Dhunche, we descent down to Syabrubesi. O/N Lodge (BLD)

Day 04 – Syabru Besi to Lama Hotel (2380m). 6hrs
This is our first day of trekking today.  Follow the Langtang Khola or River. Pass through the dense forests.   Cross several suspension bridges. We also pass by a Paira Lodge, Rimche  The trail goes up and down but it's not that challenging. O/N Lodge (BLD)

Day 05 – Lama hotel to Langtang (3430m). 6.5 hrs
After taking morning tea, we embark our second day of the journey. Our trail continues along dense forest of oak rhododendron, hamlock and maple. After making a steady climb up through the valley, we leave the tree line behind us. Enjoy the marvelous views of Langtang Lirung.  Pass by water mills, prayer wheels, chortens, with sacred mounds of rocks with inscriptions carved on them. O/N Lodge (BLD)

Day 06 – Langtang to Kyanjin Gompa (3870m). 4-5 hrs
We get out of the village and pass on through yak pastures.  Also pass the largest mani wall in Nepal, made from stone with prayers written on them. The prayers written on the mani wall is supposed to be blown away by the wind.  Cross several of the wooden bridges.  Since, we are really getting into the high altitudes, you might start feeling the thin air. Gompa. Kanjin Gompa is surrounded by the Himalayas all around. You can take a walk around Kanjin Gompa enjoying the views, glaciers, icefalls, birds and yaks. O/N Lodge (BLD)

Day 07 – Kyanjin Gompa to Tserko Ri (5000m) to Kyanjin Gompa
Early morning we visit to Tserko Ri  5000m for mountain sunrise views. We see spectacular view of Langtang Himalayan and phenomenal panoramas of Langtang lirung, Ghyanghempo, Langshisa ri, Ganja la and Nayakang. Then we return back to Kyanjin Gompa. O/N Lodge (BLD)

Day 08 – Kyanjin Gompa to Ganja la Phedi (4300m). 5-6 hrs
We start our journey to Ghanja la phedi by crossing the Langtang river then ascending through rhododendron forests. To reach todays destination it depends on which season we trek. We will be walking already in high and during winter, it might take longer to cross the snow path. 

Day 09 – Ganja la phedi to Ganja la pass (5122m) to Keldang (4250m). 6.5hrs
We’ll be passing Ganja la pass today. The trail is challenging and difficult. Ganja la is often covered with snow. We make long uphill walk through boulders, passing small lakes and reach Ganja la which is on rocky moraine. The view from here is spectacular. Then we descend down to Keldang.

Day 10 – Keldang to Yak Kharka (4000m)
We descend again today following ridge line. We pass through forest, grassland and ridges losing height.

Day 11 – Yak kharka to Tarke Gyang (2590m) – 5.5 hrs
As we reach Tarkye gyang, we notice about 1500m descend we made today.

Day 12 – Tarkye gyang to Sermanthang (2610m). 4 hrs
Since, we do not gain altitude that much today, it's going to be comparatively easy walk today. We forests, streams, and waterfalls. The trail makes a sweep around the wide valley end between Parachin and the Sherpa village of Gangyul.  From Gangyul, we arrive at Sermathang. Discover the village. There is also a Buddhist monastery at the highest point of the village. O/N Lodge (BLD)

Day 13 – Sermanthang to Melamchi Pul Bazar. 3.5 hrs Drive to Kathmandu. 2 hrs
On our final day of the trek, we walk down to Malemchi Pul Bazaar. The village is mostly inhabited by the Sherpa, but there are also people of other ethnicities.  From the Bazaar, we return to Kathmandu catching up bus/jeep. You can spend time resting/buying souvenirs back to home. In the evening, we will host farewell dinner in traditional restaurant with cultural dance performances in celebration of your amazing trip. O/N Hotel (BLD)

Day 14 – Trip ends, farewell and departure
The journey in the mountains of Nepal comes to an end today ! At last approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight, a representative from Ramdung Expedition will drop you to the airport. (B)



Langtang Ganja La Trek Cost Detail

ACCOMMODATION
Normally, we use following 3 star standard hotels in Kathmandu depending on availability in our trekking package.
Hotel Manang. Located in touristic hub, Thamel.  www.hotelmanang.com
Hotel Utse. Located in touristic hub, Thamel. www.utsehotel.com
Hotel Manaslu. Located in Lazimpat near to Thamel area. www.hotelmanaslu.com

while on trek, the lodges are fairly basic but perfectly adequate for the mountain type service. Two people will be accommodated in each room mostly in twin beds with foam mattresses. If you prefer private accommodation, you can choose “single supplement” option. It is important to consider that some places in the trek do not have sufficient lodges and rooms; in this case you’ll have to share room. Some lodges now have showers (charged at $3-$5).

TRAVEL INSURANCE
it is mandatory to have travel insurance for the trekking and please submit us photocopy before departure to mountain. Standard policies often only cover medical evacuation to 4000m so make sure it covers up to 6000m.

TREKKING DAYS
You are expect to trek about 5-7 hours covering distance of 10-15 kilometer daily depending on trial conditions and state of the weather. You’ll be traveling through wilderness, remote countryside and high elevations. Trekking with a guide is not only safer but also for more enjoyable experience. Our guides and porters are expert in Himalayan treks and have more than one decades of experience in average.
It is recommended that you prepare for trek with suitable training such as climbing hills/stairs, jogging, exercise and gym to improve your stamina few months prior to trek. The trek will be more enjoyable if you are fit.

MEALS AND DRINKS
There are plenty of excellent restaurants to serve food and drinks in Kathmandu such as Rum doodles, Fire & ice, La Dolce Vita, Ktoo Steak House, Everest Steak, New Orleans, Gaia etc. Breakfast is provided at your hotel every morning. It will cost $ 3-7 per meal depending on meals item chosen and restaurant.

While on trek, the lodges or teahouse provide good quality food in sufficient quantities. Meals whilst on trek are included in the package which is breakfast, lunch, dinner and hot drinks. You can choose your meal from hotel menus. Meals in lodges are varied ranging from traditional Nepalese daal bhaat to pizza, apple pie, steak, pasta and so on.

It is safer to drink bottled, boiled and filtered water. A reasonable variety of both hard and soft drinks are available in cities and while on trek. You can purify your own water if you carry a canteen or water bottle and iodine drops or tablets.

CLIMATE
Spring starts from March until May where temperature fluctuated between 20°c to 30°c. From June to August is summer season which is also time of monsoon with occasional thunderstorms and hot temperatures. From late September to end November is autumn and is best for trekking activities. Winter is from late November to February.
The trek will have a wide range of temperatures depending on the elevation and time of the particular day. In the mountains between 1000m-3500m, the night generally will be cool around 5°C and during the day temperatures every so often rise to 20°c. At the higher altitudes, temperatures range from 15° to -15°c.

TIPS
Tips is not mandatory but generally after hard work something extra is expected. We recommend a tip for guide and porter as at least $70 (more will be appreciated).

CLOTHING AND EQUIPMENT LIST
The following are what we recommend to bring as clothing and equipment needed for the trek. Trekking gear can be rented or purchased in Kathmandu at cheaper price; we can assist you with necessary arrangement. Except for your day pack, your luggage will be carried by porters. You’ll have strong and hospitable porter for two people. The weight limit for trek is 10-13kg per person. One porter can carry 20-25kg weight.  Before the trek, you can store all your excess baggage in Kathmandu at hotel or at our office and take only which is required for the trek.

Headwear
Head torch
Sunglasses
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
Sun Hat or scarf

Upper Body
Cotton tees or thermals
Fleece jacket
Waterproof jactet
Down jacket
Gloves for hand

Lower body
Lightweight cotton pants (long)
Waterproof pants

Footwear
Thin inner socks
Thick, warm wool hiking socks
Comfortable Trekking boots

Accessories
Sleeping bag rated to -20
Trekking bag or duffel bag
Large plastic bags (keeping items dry inside trek bag)
Trekking poles (recommended, optional)
Water bottle
Toiletries

READING LIST
Lonely Planet Nepal: A guide book of Nepal.
Annapurna: A book by Reinhold Messner about his expedition experience in the dead zone of Annapurna.
Trekking in Nepal: Written by Stephen Bezruchka is an nice book for all treks with and bibliography of additional books. 
Trekking and climbing in Nepal: Written by Steve Razzetti, this book gives comprehensive knowledge of major trekking trails and climbing peaks.
Nepal Handbook: By Kerry Morgan. Recommended specially for Kathmandu Valley sightseeing’s.
Trekking in the Nepal Himalaya: By Stan Armungton. This book has detailed trek descriptions including restricted areas of Mustang, Manaslu, Dolpo and kailash.
Into Thin Air: By Jon Krakaur. A personal account of the Mount Everest disaster.
Travelers Tales: Edited by Rajendra Khadka, Traveler’s Tales, and San Francisco.
Mustang: A lost kingdom by Michel Peissel.


  • Price: $1890

    - The price of each trip differs as per the group size, hotel category, clinet's interest of service and modification in the itinerary
    - Group Discount Available
    - 100% departure guranteed.
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  • Duration: 14 Days
  • Physical
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Type: trekking
  • Route: Syabrubesi-Kyangjin Gompa-Tserko Ri-Ganja La-Melamchi Bazar
  • Max Altitude: Ganja la (5200m)

Trek Highlights

  • Best Season: March, April, May, September, October, November
  • Buddhist monastery visit in Kyangjin Gompa
  • Sunrise & mountain view Kyangjin Gompa
  • Explore rich Tibetan mix culture of Tamang people
  • Crossing Ganja La pass of 5200m
  • Panoramic view of mountain from Tserko ri and Ganja la pass
  • Camping arrangement to cross Ganja La pass

Itinerary

  • Day 01 – Arrive in Kathmandu
  • Day 02 – Sightseeing trip / trek preparation
  • Day 03 – Drive Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1550m). 7 Hrs
  • Day 04 – Syabru Besi to Lama Hotel (2380m). 6hrs
  • Day 05 – Lama hotel to Langtang (3430m). 6.5 hrs
  • Day 06 – Langtang to Kyanjin Gompa (3870m). 4-5 hrs
  • Day 07 - Kyanjin Gompa to Tserko Ri (5000m) to Kyanjin Gompa
  • Day 08 – Kyanjin Gompa to Ganja la Phedi (4300m). 5-6 hrs
  • Day 09 – Ganja la phedi to Ganja la pass (5122m) to Keldang (4250m). 6.5hrs
  • Day 10 – Keldang to Yak Kharka (4000m)
  • Day 11 – Yak Kharka to Tarke Gyang (2590m) – 5.5 hrs
  • Day 12 – Tarkye Gyang to Sermanthang (2610m). 4hrs
  • Day 13 – Sermanthang to melamchu Pul Bazar. 3.5 hrs. Drive to Kathmandu. 2 hrs
  • Day 14 – Trip ends, farewell and departure
  • Extra days:
    Ramdung can offer you plenty of suggestions, if you wish to stay more days in Nepal. We arrange day tours inside historic city of Kathmandu valley, the mountain hill stations Nagarkot and Dhulikhel, rafting and jungle safari packages, helicopter and mountain flights tour etc.