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Langtang Ganja La Pass Trek
|Activities:||Walking and Sightseeing|
|Accommodation:||Hotel, Lodge and camping|
|Best Season:||March-May Sept-Nov|
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Langtang Ganja La Pass trek, specially designed off the beaten trail that highlights the Langtang region of Nepal and the descendant of the Tibetan origin. Trek offers panoramic Himalayan views, beautiful Langtang valley and Helambu valley and follows the alpine forests, rich flora and fauna, and high altitude pastureland. Trekker might require the use of some technical equipment like camping tent, sufficient food and fuel and an experienced guide as trek passes through an area without settlements.
The northern parts of the trail mainly fall within the boundaries of Langtang National Parks. The main ethnic groups here are Sherpa and Tamang whose religious practices, languages and dress are much similar to those of Tibet. In this region, there are moderate temperate, subalpine vegetation and diverse wildlife. Langtang Ganja La Pass trek includes the panoramic mountain views of Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa, Mount, Gaurishanker, Ganesh Himal, Langshisa Ri, Gangchenpo, Yala peak, and Naya Kanga which seems to be marvelous throughout the way. After passing the Ganja La Pass, the trail takes to Melamchi Gaon and Tarke Ghyang.
The trail explores a variety of natural splendors, from lush valleys, wildlife including red pandas, Himalayan black bears, and wild boar and rare tree orchids and colorful rhododendrons with spring color. It is the best destination for those who enjoy the natural landscape and distinct cultural practices along with biodiversity and medley snow-capped mountains view. Langtang Ganja La Pass trek, specially designed off the beaten trail that highlights the Langtang region of Nepal and the descendant of the Tibetan origin. Trek offers panoramic Himalayan views, beautiful Langtang valley and Helambu valley and follows the alpine forests, rich flora and fauna, and high altitude pastureland. Trekker might require the use of some technical equipment like camping tent, sufficient food and fuel and an experienced guide as trek passes through an area without settlements.
Greetings at Kathmandu Airport
Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, our representative will meet and warm Greetings. And then transfer to the hotel. Refreshment, lunch and managing backpack. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner where you will be served excellent actual Nepalese national food. Overnight at Kathmandu.
Kathmandu valley sightseeing and Preparation for the Trek
After breakfast, a full day sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. You will visit the center of pilgrimage Pashupatinath Temple and Swayambhunath, very ancient and enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage sites. The biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath and the fine arts and historical architecture of Kathmandu Durbar Square define ancient Nepalese culture. At the end of the day, finalizing the official procedure, other necessary arrangements, briefed on the nature of the trek, equipment, and team composition.
Kathmandu drive to Syabru Bensi (1550m) about 7-8 hours’ drive
The journey begins after morning breakfast, ahead along the north-western hills of Kathmandu for about 7-8hr. You will witness lovely scenery of white snowcapped mountains like Mt. Annapurna II, Manasalu, Ganesh Himal and other minor peaks along the route and as well as the green landscape of hillock, rivers, and village. Himalayan views and lifestyle through the terraced fields and rustic villages entertain the driveway. Syabrubesi for the overnight stay.
Trek Syabru Bensi to Lama Hotel (2450m/8038ft): walking distance 6-7 hours
The first day excitement trail crosses through the Bhote Koshi River flowing down from Tibet and following the Langtang Khola. Follow the stone-paved main street out of town, after a visit to the Gompa of Guru Rinpoche. The path goes through the subtropical forest which is cover by oak, rhododendron, maple, large spruce, fir, and blue pine. Afterward, your trek ascends gently to Rimche (2400m). And in the end, we reach the Lama Hotel for the overnight stay.
Lama Hotel trek to Langtang Village (3430m/11253ft): walking distance 4-5 hours
After having our breakfast at the hotel, we’ll set our trek to reach Langtang valley through Ghodatabela. On the way, the stunning landscape of dense rhododendron forest, the exquisite Langtang River, and glimpses of Mt Langtang Lirung (7234m). Langtang valley is situated below the massive Langtang glacier. This valley is the largest settlement in the region mostly inhabited by Tamang ethnics with plentiful tea houses. Overnight at tented camp in Langtang.
Trek to Kyanjin Gompa from Langtang Village (3870m/12697ft): walking distance 2-3 hours
The trail goes through vast grassland, leaves the Langtang valley past the largest Mani wall with inscribed prayers. After crossing Palpha Khola, glimpses of a spectacular icefall flowing from the Langtang range. The windy path through wooden bridges leads to Kyanjin Gompa, the most sacred monastery in the entire Langtang region.
There is a famous Government operated Cheese factory everyone gets a chance to test cheese and curd by Yak milk; it is remarkable of this place. There are places to explore -the area with abundant panoramic views of Langtang Lirung (7246m), Genjempol, Kyangjin RI (4750m.), Tsergo RI (5000m.), Ganja La (5160m.), Langshisa- Ri (6427m.), Dorje Lhakpa (6430m.), Naya Kang (5844m.), Yala peak (5500m).
Overnight at tented camp in Kyanjin.
Acclimatization/Rest day in Kyanjin (3870m/12697ft)
Today taking rest and exploring the Kyanji area. Ascend Kyanjin Ri (4350m) and Tserko Ri (5,000m), which is the highest point of this trek a good place to view mountain sunrise. Kanjin Gompa- surrounded by the Himalayas all around. A walk around Kanjin Gompa enjoying the views, glaciers, icefalls, birds, and yaks. Overnight at tented camp in Kyanjin.
Trek Kyanjin Gompa to Ngengang (4000m/13123ft): walking distance 5-6 hours
From Kyanjin Gompa, ascend through trails with little natural vegetation. Crossing a suspension bridge over Langtang Khola and arrive at Chhana Lake and reach Ngengang. Ngengang worth of breathtaking mountains scenery and pure of natural beauties. Rest for the overnight in Ngengang.
Trek from Ngegang to Keldang (4270m) via Ganja-La Pass (5130m): walking distance 7/8 hours
The trail continues to reach Keldang via Ganja La Pass (5130m), which is covered in snow throughout the year. Ngegang to Keldang is the hardest part of the trip as we are required to walk through the icy and slippery path. The Ganja La pass submit provides a magnificent panoramic view of the Langtang Lirung and the snowy summits of the Tibetan border. A descend on a steep trail to reach Keldang. Overnight at tented camp in Keldang.
Trek from Keldang to Dhukpa (4040m): walking distance 7/8 hours
The trail descends towards the valley along the ridge, and an easy walk on the grasslands, fantastic views of Mountain and its surrounded nature beauties that takes to Dhukpa. Overnight at tented camp in Dhukpa.
Trek from Dhukpa to Tarkegyang 2740m (6/7 hours)
The trek descends in the beginning and eventually, a steep climb to reach Yangri Peak. Trekking continues with the pine and rhododendron forest, reach to a large Sherpa village called Tarkegyang. There is an old monastery called Gekye Gompa. Overnight at tented camp in Tarkegyang.
Trek from Tarkegyang to Sermanthang (2590m): walking distance 5/6 hours
Walkthrough Ghyangul and Chimighyang will lead to the beautiful village of Sermanthang which is very rich in culture as it is inhabited by the Sherpa community. In the bright day, the village provides excellent views of Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Gosaikunda, and Rolwaling; even Everest. Overnight at tented camp in Sermanthang.
Trek from Sermanthang to Kakani (996m): walking distance 3/4 hours
The trail gradually descends through the ridge with a view of Melamchi Bazaar. Trekking through a forested path filled with small monasteries, arrive in Kakani, -exploring the natural settings of Kakani. Overnight stay at Kakani.
Trek from Kakani to Melamchi Pul (870m): walking distance 3/4 hours and Drive back to Kathmandu (5/6 hours)
The trail descends through the pine forests, meadows and cultivated fields to reach Melamchi Pul. From Melamchi Pul, drive back to Kathmandu valley enjoying the countryside view.