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Langtang Valley And Ganja-la Pass Trek

Langtang Valley and Ganja-La Pass Trek
  • Max Altitute:5110m
  • Price:*****
  • Difficulty:Hard
  • Duration: 15 days

Langtang Valley And Ganja-la Pass Trek

Trip Overview

The Langtang Valley and Ganja-La Pass Trek is a journey to the Himalayan that takes trekkers through the pristine landscapes of the Langtang region in Nepal. Ganja la Pass lies in the Langtang valley which remains attached to the southern border of Tibet. It is the manor settlement of the Tamang and Sherpa ethnic groups. Ganja la Pass is another attraction of the Langtang region and serves adventure at an extreme. In addition to this, the trip winds around vast rhododendron forests, terraced slopes, Buddhist monasteries, and culturally rich Tamang and Sherpa people. Also, crossing ganja la pass in antagonistic climatic conditions can be as tricky. Further Langtang Valley lies south of the Tibet border with major settlements of Tibetan and Tamang ethnic communities who share similar religions and languages.

Moreover, Langtang Valley is also called Lamtang Valley. It lies in the Himalayan valley of the north-central part of Nepal. In Nepal’s geography, it lies in the Rasuwa district of Bagmati Pradesh. Ganja-La Pass lies in the upper region of the Langtang region. It is at an elevation of around 5,122 meters from the sea level. Thus it is quite challenging and requires some technical skills to cross the Pass.

Related: Annapurna Basecamp Trek Via Poonhill

Contact  us at:

Kathmandu Office014514568,9851237317 (Whatsapp)
Pokhara Office014514568,9801177317 (Whatsapp)
Mail us athikeontrek@gmail.com
Location of Kathmandu officeBhagawanbahal, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Location of Pokhara OfficeStreet No. Four Pokhara Lakeside

Highlights of Langtang Valley and Ganja-La Trek:

LANGTANG VALLEY AND GANJA-LA TREK
LANGTANG VALLEY AND GANJA-LA TREK

Langtang Valley and Ganja-La Trek is like stepping into a dream of breathtaking landscapes and cultural richness. The journey starts from Syabrubesi where we walk through dense forests, charming villages, and fields, with towering peaks always in sight. The Langtang Valley is a picturous place that is surrounded by majestic snow-capped mountains. But here’s the twist – the real adventure kicks in as we tackle the Ganja-La Pass. It is a challenging trek at over 5,000 meters. It’s not a walk in the park – rocky terrains and possibly snowy conditions. Yet, the effort is rewarded with jaw-dropping views of the Langtang range and the far-off beauty of the Tibetan plateau. In addition to this, the warm-hearted Tamang communities show warm hospitality with the blend of their local culture.

When you are crossing the pass there are outstanding views of Langtang Lirung and the Tibetan peaks. The highest point of this trek is Ganjala Pass (5,122m). On the very pass of Ganja la, the last few 100m trails are a little difficult so we have to be well equipped. The descent from the pass is on a steep slope for over 1 km which requires good care again. But the rest of the trail is easy and comfortable. Also, there are no lodges and no settlements for three days. Along the way, the group should have enough food. The landscapes are of rice terraces, huge rhododendron forests, and rock and bush wilds set alongside a scenery of snow-white peaks.

Langtang Valley and Ganja-La Trek Itinerary:

DayActivity
01Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
02Drive to Syabrubesi (1500 m) via the Trishuli River.
03 Trek to Langtang Valley River stay at Lama Hotel (2,470m)
04Trek up to Langtang village (3,430m) via Ghora Tabela
05Climb up to Kyangjin(3,870m).
06Acclimatize at Kyangjin Gompa. Explore the area and enjoy the beauty it has to offer.
07Trek uphill continuously to kanjla la phede(4,000m). Here hotels and lodges are not available so we need to camp.
08Walk to  cross Ganja La Pass (5,550m) and trek to Keldang(5,106m)
09Trek up to Dukpa(4,050m).
10 Climb a 4,100m to see view of Annapurna Langtang velly mountain jugal himal rolwaling velly mountain gaurishankar etc more trek to Tarkeghyang(2,600m)
11Trek to Shermathang by lockal bus(2,590m) which is a small settlement of Sherpa.
12Shermathang to Melamchi Pul Bazaar(870m). From here take a bus and drive back to Kathmandu.
13Free visit day in Kathmandu
14Transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport for your final flight departure

You can also ask our team for a customized Itinerary if you have a big team of trekkers.

Moreover, crossing the Ganja La Pass with adverse weather circumstances can make trekking to Langtang one of the most difficult Treks in Nepal. The maximum Elevation of this pass is 5123m. Besides this, it sometimes may require the use of ice axes and crampons. Eventually, the trail continues south, following streams, and climbing steeply towards the pass. In conclusion, we have a trek that’s both a physical and cultural odyssey. Thus, this journey will leave you with memories of high-altitude challenges and the magic of the Himalayas.

Langtang Valley and Ganja-La Trek Costs:

Cost for Langtang Valley and Ganja-La Trek
No of PeopleCost for Person(USD)
1 pax****
above 2 person****

Note:  According to Trekking Terms and Conditions, if the client cancels the booking of the trek then the refund policy is as given:

• After booking The Trek if an Individual Gets un-well and Cancels his/her trip Before 1 Day of the Scheduled Date Company will Charge 60% of the Trip amount as a Cancellation fund.
• After booking The Trek if an Individual Cancels his/her trip Before Arriving here in Nepal Due to any reason Company will Charge 20% of the Trip amount as a Cancellation fund. (Note: if an individual Postpones the trip No Cancellation change will be taken)
• After the trip is started and if an individual cancels the trip in between Due to any region (Medical, Personal, etc.) no refund will be offered. The full Trip cost will be charged by the company.

Trek with Sherpa Guide:

Sherpas are renowned for their mountaineering expertise and resilience in the high-altitude terrain of the Himalayas. They serve as knowledgeable companions and mentors. Their deep connection to the local culture and environment enriches the trek with stories, traditions, and insights into the Himalayan way of life. Whether it’s navigating challenging paths, ensuring proper acclimatization, or sharing anecdotes about the mountains, trekking with a Sherpa provides a unique blend of adventure and cultural immersion. To add up their warm hospitality and genuine camaraderie create a sense of security and camaraderie. This makes the trek not only physically rewarding but also emotionally fulfilling. Mr. Yakpu Sherpa is one of our experienced guides who is a registered guide by the Nepal Mountaineering Association.

  We also provide special Trekking and Tour Guides. They are listed below:

  • Specific Language Guide for City Tour (70 $) Per Day.
    English Guide for city Tour (50$) Per Day.
  • Trekking Specific Language Guide (50$) Per Day.
    English Guide for Trekking (35$) Per Day.
  • Potter Guide for Trekking (25$) Per Day.
    Support/Potter Staff for trekking (20$) Per Day

Above above-mentioned rates For Guides include Daily wages and Gear and Equipment and do not include Insurance and Ground transportation Fees. Also, you can learn about the gear and equipment for the trek from our blog Trekking Essential. 

Langtang Valley and Ganja-La Trek Route:

The Langtang Valley and Ganja-La Trek is an exhilarating journey through the Langtang region, offering a perfect blend of cultural richness and challenging mountain terrain. Starting from Syabrubesi, the trail winds through lush forests, picturesque villages, and terraced fields. Highlights include Lama Hotel and Langtang Village, where Tibetan-influenced culture and stunning mountain views unfold. The trek ascends to Kyanjin Gompa, a high-altitude haven before the real challenge begins – the ascent to Ganja-La Pass at 5,122 meters. This demanding section rewards trekkers with breathtaking vistas of the Langtang range. Descending through alpine landscapes, the trail passes through quaint villages like Keldang, Dukpu, and Tarke Gyang, each offering a unique cultural experience. The trek concludes at Melamchi Pul Bazaar, leaving adventurers with enduring memories of Himalayan landscapes and the warm hospitality of the local communities.

Langtang Valley and Ganja-La Trek Difficulty:

Langtang Valley and Ganja-La Trek is moderately to highly challenging due to factors such as high altitudes exceeding 5,000 meters. It has technical sections with rocky and possibly snowy terrain and the need for prior trekking experience. The trek demands good physical fitness, acclimatization to altitude, and an ability to navigate steep ascents and descents. Weather conditions, including potential rain and snow, add to the difficulty. Despite the challenges, the trek offers stunning landscapes and cultural experiences, making it a rewarding adventure for well-prepared and experienced trekkers. The trek leads you to the place without proper accommodation. Thus, the trekkers need to live in the tent for some days.

How to Book Langtang Valley and Ganja-La Trek:

HikeonTreks stands out as a reputable travel agency, offering enticing festival offers such as Dashain-Tihar, Eid, Christmas, and Vacation specials. These promotions provide opportunities for trekkers to enjoy the Langtang Valley and Ganja-La Trek at even more competitive prices. Booking a trek with HikeonTreks ensures a comfortable and hassle-free journey. The convenience extends to online reservations, allowing travelers to book and pay for their trek through the agency’s website. For additional information and details, interested individuals can reach out via Viber and Whatsapp at 9851237317 or 9801177317. Alternatively, direct communication is possible by calling the Kathmandu office at 014514568 or the Pokhara office at 061458550. Thus, HikeonTreks caters to diverse preferences, making trekking arrangements easily accessible and convenient for adventure enthusiasts.

Detailed Itinenary

Day 01:From Tribhuban International Airport you will be transferred to your hotel room. In the afternoon we will invite you to our office for briefing about the each day program. Today we will hand over your Langtang National Park Permits and TIMS.

Day 02:From early in the morning we will start a scenic drive to Syabrubesi (1500 m) via Trishuli River.

Day 03:We start the trek quite early, walking through the dense forest and watching the scenic flow langtang valley river stay Lama Hotel (2,470m)

Day 04:Trek up to Langtang village (3,430m) via Ghora Tabela, here headquarter of Langtang national park is located.

Day 05:We climb up slowly passing the dense forest and pasture land to Kyangjin(3,870m). Kyangjin has a vivid setting as it is surrounded by snow capped mountain from all side.

Day 06:Acclimatize at Kyangjin Gompa. Explore the area and enjoy the beauty it has to offer.

Day 07:Trek uphill continuously to Negegang(4,000m). Here hotel and lodges are not available so we need to camp.

Day 08:Today walk is comparatively tougher as we cross Ganja La pass (5,550m). after crossing Ganja La pass we continue our trek to Keldang(5,106m)

lodges are not available so we need to camp.

Day 09:Today a long day of walk through ridges, grassland observing the amazing view of mountains we will trek up to Dukpa(4,050m).

lodges are not available so we need to camp.

Day 10:As trail descends for 200m we climb a 4,100m from where we can see impressive view of Annapurna and Everest region. After crossing the pass the trail descends and take us to small Sherpa settlement of Tarkeghyang(2,600m)

Day 11:Today’s trek is quite easier as we walk through flat land with beautiful forest. Today we will trek up to Shermathang(2,590m) which is a small settlement of Sherpa.

Day 12:Trek for about two hours to Melamchi Pul Bazaar(870m). From here take a bus and drive back to Kathmandu.

13 DAY : FREE DAY KTM

Day 14:Transfer to Tribhuvan international airport for your final flight departure

Trip Info

1. What's Includes

  • Pick up and transfer by car from Airport-Hotel-Airport.
  • 3 nights deluxe hotel accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek.
  • Local lodges accommodation during the trek.
  • Government licensed guides, plus experienced porters ( including their food, salary, accommodation, equipment, medicine & insurance).
  • All local transportation.
  • All necessary permits and entry fees.
  • All government taxes
  • Rescue assistance
  • Our service charge.
  • Trekking camping equipments (Tent, mattress, dining tent, kitchen utensils etc.)

2. Doesn't Includes

  • Meals in Kathmandu .
  • International airfare.
  • Nepal entry visa fee ($40).
  • Your travel insurance (should include your medical and rescue)
  • Any personal expenses.
  • Any kind of hot & cold drinks
  • Staff & driver tipping
  • Necessary equipment (sleeping bags, down jackets, walking sticks etc.)

Trip Highlights

  • Himalaya scenery view .
  • Sight-seeing villages, forests, and high-altitude plateaus
  • A mesmerizing view of surrounding mountains like Mt. Everest
  • Natural and Cultural beauty .

 

Trip Map

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