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Langtang Valley with Ganjala pass (14 Days)

Langtang Ganja la Pass trekking is a model trekking tracks in Langtang region. Actually, the trek will let you explore Tamang as well as Tibetan villages. And you will be going along with by beautiful rhododendron, environment with serene rivers bamboo woods, wonderful waterfalls, charming peak views of the Langtang, Yala peak, Ganesh Himal, Gaurishankar, Naya Kanga, Dorje Lakpa, plus the Annapurna range. Significantly, encountering Tamangs dressing in traditional Tibetan gowns will offer you a different cultural experience.


The 14-days Langtang Valley with Ganja la pass trek begins from Syabrubesi, which is connected with Kathmandu by 120km road. The trek starts from Syabrubesi and visit the Kanyanjing Gompa. Likewise, you will go by via some arresting rice terraces and a small number of superb Buddhist monasteries, the delightful villages of Tarke Gyang plus Sermathang ahead of retracing to Kathmandu. With the aim of getting to Helambu valley moving ahead from Langtang passing the Ganja-La pass (5122m) we accomplish a challenging fraction of the trek. Going transversely via the Ganja la pass seeks for the technical mountain climbing tools and trekkers have to be skilled in using the necessary equipment. You will have to accommodate at guest house or put on a tent during the trek.


Langtang Valley with Ganja la pass offers a totally exciting experience. Particularly during spring time of year, the trails of Lantang Ganja La Pass trek will give a wonderful chance to witness the forest with vividly blooming rhododendron flowers. And the trek moves from side to side with alpine forests and high lofty pasture grounds. Third Eye Adventure bestows you the preference to walk to the demanding Ganga La Pass which eventually rewards you with cherished experience.

Trip Facts

Duration: 15 Days
Climbing Destination: Syabrubesi
Grade: Moderate to challenging
Mode of trek: Hotel / Guest house
Maximum Altitude: 5250 m
Climbing Season: March - May, Sept - Dec

Trip Overview

Day 01- Arrive Kathmandu (1300m/4264ft).

Day 02- Kathmandu valley sightseeing & trek preparation

Day 03- Drive to Syaprubeshi (1550m/5100ft)

Day 04- Trek to Lama Hotel (2380m/7830ft)

Day 05- Trek to Langtang Village (3430m/11253ft)

Day 06- Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3870m/12698ft)

Day 07- Rest and exploration day at Kyanjin Gompa

Day 08- Trek to Ganjala Phedi (4300m/14104ft)

Day 09- Trek to Keldang (4250m/13940ft) via Ganjala pass (5122m/16800ft)

Day 10- Trek to Yak Kharka (4000m/13120ft)

Day 11- Trek to Tarkeghyang (2590m/8497ft)

Day 12- Trek to Sermanthang (2610m/8563ft)

Day 13- Trek to Melamchipul Bazar and drive back to kathmandu

Day 14- Fly to Home country

Detail Itinerary

Day 01:  Arrive at Kathmandu (1320m).

Our representative will be at airport with your name card. Once you grab him you will be heartily welcomed by him putting garland on your neck which means welcome to Nepal. Then you will be driven to the hotel by car. Rest and enjoy the day around the town.

Hotel in Kathmandu – B

Day 02: Sightseeing around kathmandu and trek preparation.

Your tour guide for the day will meet you at your hotel. Your first stop will be Nepal’s most important Hindu sight, Pashupatinath. This site sits on the banks of the holy Bagmati River and is used as a cremation ground. Our next stop will be Bodhnath, the largest Buddhist stoupa in Asia. This is your chance to see some of the thousands of pilgrims who gather to walk around the dome each day. Climb up to one of the many rooftop cafes for lunch and be rewarded with a bird’s-eye view of the entire square. After lunch we turn to the medieval temples in Patan’s Durbar Square. Patan is one of 3 royal cities in the Kathmandu Valley, it’s filled with wood and stone carvings, metal statues, ornate architecture, including dozens of Buddhist and Hindu temples, and over 1200 monuments. Our last stop for the day is the Buddhist temple Swambhnath, mobbed by monkeys and soaring above the city on a hilltop, the ‘Monkey Temple’ is a fascinating, chaotic jumble of Buddhist and Hindu iconography. This is a great place to enjoy your day, so enjoy the view and maybe catch a sunset before heading back to your hotel for dinner. In the evening you will have a meeting with your trekking guide who will make sure you are prepared, explain how your trek will run and also answer any questions you may have.

Hotel in Kathmandu - B

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1550m) about 7 hours.

While on the road enjoy the Himalayan scenery and rural villager’s lifestyle. Take lunch in Trishuli at local restaurant. Drive ahead with landslide cliff before Dhunche then head down to Syaprubeshi.

Tea House in Syabrubeshi- B, L, D

Day 04: Trek from Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2380m) about 6 hours.

Our first trekking day, we follow the Langtang river walking through deep forest Langtang national park by observing some wild animals specially Red Panda( if you lucky you could see it) and many species of birds. Easy walk up and down, cross many suspension bridges and stop at Lama Hotel.

Tea House in Lama Hotel- B, L, D

Day 05: Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3440m) about 5 hours.

After having breakfast we head up through the dense forest. The trail is easy to walk even it is up and down. We stop for some tea or lunch at Ghoda Tabela (depends on timing). We can see the stunning view of Langtang Lirung on the way to langtang village.

Tea House in Langtang Village- B, L, D

Day 06: Trek from Langtang village to Kyanjin Gompa (3870m) about 3 hours.

After breakfast we head to Kyanjin Gompa, our last and highest destination passing by yak pastures, some wooden bridges and the largest Mani wall (made from stone with prayer written).Once we arrive in Kyanjin Gompa have rest and lunch and hike to Kyanjin Ri (4773m) or next day.

Tea house in Kyanjin Gompa- B, L, D

Day 07: Today is a rest day at Kyanjin Gompa.

Visit yak cheese factory, Hike to Tserko Ri (4984m) from where you can see the Langtang Glacier and roam around the Kyanjin Gompa area.

Tea house in Kyanjin Gompa- B, L, D

Day 08: Trek from Kyanjin Gompa to Ganjala phedi (4300m) about 6 hours.

After breakfast we head to most exciting part of our trekking Ganjala Phedi by crossing Langtang River. Sincevwe are already in high altitude it might take longer time than we estimate. Camap at Ganjala Phedi.

 Camping in Ganjala Phedi- B, L, D

Day 09: Trek and climb from Ganjala Phedi to Keldang (4250m) about 7 hours.

This is the most important and hard day of the trekking. Ganjala pass is one of the difficult pass. At the pass (5122m) there will be snow throughout the year and sometime the pass become tricky and need to use rope due to icefalls and avalanche. From the pass we could see stunning views of Himalaya range. And descend to Keldang.

Camping in Keldang- B, L, D

Day 10:Trek from Keldang to Yak Kharka (4000m) about 6 hours. After breakfast we head to Yak Kharka walking through prominent ridge. We lose altitude by descending down through Jungle and ridges.

Tea House in Yak Kharka- B, L, D

Day 11:Trek from Yak Kharka to Tarkeghyang (2590m) about 6 hours.

After morning breakfast we descend all the way down more and will notice more vegetation on the trail.

Tea house in Tarkeghyang- B, L, D

Day 12:Trek from Tarkeghyang to Sermanthang (2610m) about 4 hours.

Today we will walk through small forest with the beautiful view of Helambu region. We pass through Gyangul village where Sherpa’s use to live. The villager’s practice Drukpa Kagyu Buddhism, same as the national religion of Bhutan.

Tea house in Sermanthang- B, L, D

 

Day 13: Trek from Sermanthang to Melamchi pul bazar about 3 hours trek and drive back to Kathmandu about 2 hours.

After arriving at Kathmandu, transfer to the hotel. Leisure and shopping time. In the evening farewell dinner at authentic Nepali restaurant with cultural program.

Day 14: Farewell day as you fly to home country.

Our agency’s representative will greet you at your hotel and offer you a Khada (a kind of cloth which is worn on your neck). Wearing Khada means good luck and protection. Afterwards you will be taken to the airport. See you next time.

Note of above Itinerary:
B=Breakfast 
L=Lunch
D=Dinner

Cost Includes

  • Transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek as per itinerary
  • 3 meals per day during the trek (breakfast, lunch & dinner) including the coffee and tea.
  • Accommodation in tea houses or in tents as per itinerary during the trek.
  • Accommodation including breakfast at 3 star hotels in Kathmandu as per itinerary.
  • 2 days camping set up and necessary gears.
  • Highly experienced Government licensed guide and necessary porters during the trek.
  • Proper Insurance of all staff including porters.
  • Government / Local taxes, Tourist service charge, guide / porter insurance and salary, general equipment, national park and conservation area fees.
  • Respective region (Langtang) trekking map. TIMS Card & Trek Permit
  • Trekking Registration Certificate (TRC).

Cost Excludes

  • International airfares
  • International Airport Departure Tax.
  • Trekking Equipment
  • Major meals, lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu
  • Any type of personal expenses, such as alcoholic beverages and drinks, phone and laundry.
  • Nepal entry visa fee US$ 30 (duration 60 days from date of issue) - you may easily obtain the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport - Kathmandu.
  • Rescue & travel insurance, trip cancellation costs, accident or health emergency, evacuation, loss, theft or damage to baggage and personal effects.  We strongly advise you to take out personal travel insurance. 
  • Tips & Gratuities

Normally we have open date.We do operate from 1 person group to 20 person group in one time. If there is people more than 20 person then we divide it on to two group. For the price you could mail us on info@thirdeyeadventure.com

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Ganja la pass Map

ganja la pas map

 

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Travel Insurance
Travel insurance is one of the essential parts to craft before you travel so that you shall be protected against wide-ranging expenses likely to gain due to health issues or accidents which include helicopter rescue, air ambulance, treatment costs etc.

Accommodations 
There are two sorts of accommodations during the trek. You will stay two nights in Kathmandu in a 3-star hotel while during your trek you will stay in typical teahouse or lodge or guest house or hotel with unheated rooms with foam mattresses in wood beds. We make available attached bathrooms as much as feasible; still there are some places which can only offer shared washing and bathroom facilities.

Meals 
During the trek, you can get pleasure from typical Nepali cookery, diverse cultural cuisines as well as international food including Tibetan, Italian, Continental, Indian, etc. You will have your breakfast at the same teahouse or lodge where you spent your night while lunch will be dished up en-route to destination; and dinner will be served at the place where you will spend the night.

Equipments necessary for your trek:
1) Fro head and face-Sun hat or scarf, Sunglasses with UV protection cream 
2) Upper Body: - T-shirts, Light expedition thermal tops, pullover or Fleece jacket, Fleece Wind-Cheater jacket, Waterproof shell jacket 
3) Lower Body: - Under Garments, Lightweight cotton long pants, Hiking shorts, Light and trip weight thermal bottoms, Waterproof (if possible breathable fabric), Fleece or wool pants (seasonal),
4) Feet: - Thin inner socks, Thick warm woolen socks, Camp shoes (sneakers or sandals), Hiking boots, Gaiters for hiking to the base camp in winter
5) Hands: - Heavyweight gloves or mittens, Lightweight gloves, 
6) Accessories: - Sleeping bag, Headlamp with spare bulbs and batteries, Trekking Bags, Basic First Aid Kit, Trekking Poles, Water bottles, Toiletries 
7) Extras/Luxuries – Binoculars, book, Guide book, Journal & Pen, Walkman etc

Acclimatization 
High altitude sickness is likely to occur. The fraction dispersion of hemoglobin with oxygen resolves the substance of oxygen in our blood. When we reach around 2,100 m high above sea level the diffusion of oxyhemoglobin begins to drop. Nevertheless, the human being has both.

 

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