Ganjala Pass in Langtang Valley

Trekking in Langtang valley and Ganja La, north of Kathmandu, offers a multitude of trekking destinations. Langtang is a narrow valley that lies just below the main Himalayan range to the north Tibet Border and a slightly lower range of snowy peaks to the south. A visit to the Langtang valley offers an opportunity to explore Tibetan villages, Tamang Villages, to climb small peaks and to visit glaciers at a comfortably low elevations. Kyanjin Gompa is a last Tibetan Village in the valley, from where a trek starts to Helambu over Ganja La Pass (5,200m). The pass itself is not easy, during autumn and spring the pass opens for trekkers.

TRIP FACTS
Country: Nepal
Sector: Langtang region
Route : Ganjla pass trek
Duration: 16 days
Grade: Moderate to Strenuous
Maximum Altitude: 5200m
Best Season: Autumn / Spring
Group Size: 2
Trek Start/End: SYABRU BESI/MELAMCHI PUL BAZAAR.
Trekking Hours: 5-7 per day

Note: The above itinerary can be customized according to your duration of holiday at your request to accommodate of specific requirements.

Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu (1345meters). Our airport representative will be receiving you at Tribhuvan International airport in Kathmandu and will be displaying with DOLPA ADVENTURE TREKS AND TOURS signboard outside the airport terminal. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel . Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 2 Pre-trip Meeting and Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley : Optional In the morning of after breakfast at around 8 am, we host a pre-trip meeting at your hotel in Kathmandu and introduce your trek leader/guide. Please seek this opportunity to ask questions about your tour in Nepal. After the meeting and a hearty breakfast, your sightseeing trip will start at around 9:45am. Sightseeing places will be : Pashupatinath, Boudhnath, Swoyambhunath stupa and Kathmandu durbar square. You will have a private vehicle and a professional tour guide at your disposal. The rest of your time in Kathmandu is free for further exploration and some last-minute shopping in Thamel area near by your hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 3 Drive to Syabru Besi (1,462m) - 8 hrs Early in the morning, we drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi which takes about eight to nine hours by Private bus. Driving through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Syabru Besi passing Dhunche, we’ll get a glimpse of Ganesh Himal after driving along the mighty Trishuli river. Terraced green hills and lush forests make the drive very pleasurable. Parts of the road though may be bumpy and under construction. Overnight at Syabrubesi.
Day 4 Syabrubesi trek to Lama Hotel (2,500m) - 5 hrs The first part of the trail crosses through the Bhote Koshi river and follows the Langtang Khola. This trail gradually ascends up to Bamboo (1,960m) passing rugged paths. Afterwards, your trek climbs gently to Rimche (2,400m) through Bamboo which lies at the bank of Langtang Khola. You can have lunch at this place if you like and at the end your trail is the Lama Hotel. En route you could see red pandas, monkeys and bears if you are lucky. Overnight at Lama hotel.
Day 5 Lama hotel trek to the Langtang village (3,307m) - 5 hrs The trek route follows Gumanechok at Ghoda Tabela which literally means the Horse Stable. After this the trail climbs gradually to the beautiful valley with yaks about. Langtang is a typical village and one of the oldest along this trekking route. The views of the mountains are spectacular and become more imposing as well trek closer. Overnight at Langtang village.
Day 6 Langtang Village trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3,798m) - 4 hrs It is shorter walk today, but adequate for acclimatizing. There are some interesting things to explore, especially the famouse cheese factory – don’t forget to try some locally produced cheese as fresh as it could get. This beautiful valley is on the lap of the Langtang Lirung. This is the spot where we can explore the valley and climbs several small peaks (hillocks). Overnight at Kyanjin Gompa.
Day 7 Kyanjin Gompa exploration day Today is a day to rest as we explore the area. You can visit the monastery and the cheese factory, walk up the moraine to see the spectacular ice faces and tumbling glaciers of Langtang Lirung or ascend Kyangjin Ri (4,350m) which is the highest point of this trek, directly behind the village, for a breath-taking panorama of the Langtang peaks. Overnight at Kyanjin.
Day 8 Kyanjin trek to Ngegang (4,000m) - 5 hrs The trail goes on ascending and the area is covered with few natural vegetation. No villages can be seen in this area, hence no lodges are available. Overnight at Ngegang.
Day 9 Ngegang trek to Keldang (4,300m) via Ganja La (5, 200m ) - 6 hrs Today is comparatively more strenuous as you cross the Ganja La Pass (over 5,200m) covered with snowy ice in most months. Overnight at Keldang.
Day 10 Keldang trek to Dukpu (4,080m) - 6.5 hrs A long day walking along the ridge and grassland, with amazing views of Himalayas. The camping site will be in the forest. Overnight at Dukpu.
Day 11 Dukpu trek to Tarkeghyang (2,560m) - 5.5 hrs The trail descends slightly before climbing over a 4,100m pass, from where spectacular view of the Annapurna and the Everest regions can be clearly seen. From the pass the trail descends through the pine forest, rhododendron forest past a tiny herder settlement called Tarkeghyang. You can visit one of the oldest Buddhist monasteries and Sherpa villages in this region. You will be welcomed by cheerful and friendly people of this village. Overnight at Tarkeghyang.
Day 12 Tarkeghyang trek to Shermathang (2,621m) - 5.5 hrs This day the trail is quite easy through flat land with beautiful forests and small streams along the way. We'll visit a beautiful village half way to Shermathang, another pretty Sherpa village where you can see many ancient monasteries and also the Jugal Himal range on the north face of the village. Overnight at Shermathang.
Day 13 Shermathang trek to Melamchi Pul Bazaar (846m) - 5 hrs The trail gradually descends all the way to Melamchi Pul Bazaar through meadows and cultivated fields. Along the way, you come across several old villages with their own unique traditions. The walk today is quite pleasant with great mountain views. Overnight at Melamchipul bazaar.
Day 14 Drive from Melamchi Pul Bazaar to Kathmandu - 4 hrs After breakfast you travel along a bumpy gravel path up to Lamidanda, then after follow the metallic road up to Kathmandu. O/N in Kathmandu
Day 15 Free day in Kathmandu. Today, Pax have their own free time in Kathmandu for their final shopping and packing. O/N in Kathmandu
Day 16 Departure to final destination. Morning time is free in Kathmandu and afternoon will transfer to airport for the final destination.

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