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Langtang Ganja La Pass Trekking

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Breakfast: 14
Lunch: 11
Dinner: 11
Car
Jeep
Hotel: 3 Night(s)
Guesthouse: 11 Night(s)

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Langtang Ganja La Pass Trekking

The Langtang Ganga La Pass is one of the unique, challenging and popular trekking routes near Kathmandu that takes you towards to the altitude of 5122m. Major attractions of this route are Langtang Valley, Helambu villages, Ganga La Pass and close view of Kathmandu valley. This trail displays the evergreen forest, majestic waterfalls, snow-capped Himalayas, Tibetan and Tamang villages not only this you can also get an opportunity for the excursion of Tserko Ri (5000m) which offers alluring views of Langtang range, Ganesh Himal, Dorje Lakpa, Nayakanga, and Langshisa etc.

Langtang Ganja La pass trek commences from the Syabru Besi and transverse through Kyangjing Gompa, Ganja La Pass, Buddhist monasteries, and cultural Tamang villages with magnificent sceneries. This trip ends at the Melamchi Pul Bazar in the Helambu region.

Trip Code

LGLPT91

Starts

Syabrubesi

Finishes

Melamchi

Duration

15 Days

Difficulty

Moderate

Group-Size

2 - 14

Age

Minimum 1

Seasons

Mar-May,Sep-Nov

Elevation

5122 m/ 16804.5ft

Trip View

1854

Activities

Trekking

Travel Style

Comfortable

Trip popularity

TRIP FACTS

  • Maximum Altitude=5122m
  • Challenging, adventurous and popular trek
  • Explore the Langtang region with Tibetan and Tamang village
  • Major attraction Gosaikunda Lake, close view of Kathmandu and Ganga La Pass
  • Diverse Flora and Fauna
  • Amazing views of Himalayas
  • Buddhist culture and tradition

Why this Trip

Without having to go far from the bustling city of Kathmandu, you can enjoy terrific trekking experience in Langtang region. This trip transports you to the Hyolmo and Tamang villages which offer beautiful mountain views, tranquil lakes accompanied with a wide range of flora and fauna.

Trip Notes

  • •We reserve the right to change and that the program may be reversed. Things can happen that make it impossible to meet them as planned. If any meeting or plan would not be feasible, we always try to find an equivalent alternative. In Nepal, you always have a plan B and C!
  • •What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible
  • •A trekking permit is a must to travel to controlled areas. Permit, however, is issued only to groups. Individual trekkers will not be issued trekking permit.

Brief Itinerary

As soon as the airplane lands, you’ll sense the beginning of adventure. Our representative will be at the airport to greet you and escort you to the hotel. Savor the taste of hustle and bustle in Kathmandu, where everyone would seem busy but never too busy to greet you with smile. In the evening, we will brief about the itinerary and later we will go for nice dinner. Overnight stay at hotel;

Meal:

  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Hotel

Activities:

  • Airport Pickup
  • Thamel Tour
  • Cultural Show
Kathmandu valley is an ancient city with diverse cultures and traditions. It has significant part in the history of Nepal. Home to 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, it has been chosen as a cultural and historical site of study and excursions throughout the history. We’ll observe some of the UNESCO world heritage sites in Kathmandu throughout the day. Overnight stay at hotel;

Meal:

  • Breakfast

Accommodation:

  • Hotel

Activities:

  • Kathmandu Sightseeing
  • Food and wine tour(Optional)
Syabru Besi is 117km (9 hours) drive away from Kathmandu. The road is winding, mostly unpaved, and on high mountains, which might make you sick, well welcome to the mountains. Upon reaching the Syabru Besi we are blessed with the spectacular panorama of the Himalaya that includes the Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and the peaks of the Langtang region. We stay overnight at Syabru Besi and tomorrow at the dawn we leave for Lama Hotel;

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Guesthouse

Activities:

  • Private transfer to Syabru Besi
Shortly after the breakfast, we depart for Lama Hotel. We meander around the ridge of Syabru Besi’s main road and reach Ghopcha Khola, now our trek begins! We will march into the fields and lush forests of oaks, maple, alder, and bamboo. Cross your fingers! If we are lucky enough we might get to see yellow-throated martin, wild boar, langur monkeys, Red Panda, and Himalayan black bear on the route. The trail is steeply ascending passing through Langtang River, suspension bridge, cascading waterfall that is determined to impress you with stunning views. Furthermore trekking to 2748 meters, we arrive at Lama Hotel. Overnight at Lama Hotel;

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Guesthouse

Activities:

On the third day, we will hike up to Langtang village right after the breakfast. The trek commences by gentle ascent above the Langtang Khola. Be prepared for the trail is going to be much steeper now. En route we are accompanied by scenic views of lovely Langtang Lirung towering at 7246 meters. We will transverse through Ghora Tabela (2970 m) and Thangshyap (3140 m), the trail ascends all the way to the Langtang Village. After reaching the village you’ll be rewarded with 180 degrees of the breathtaking mountains view. This place is beautiful beyond words to spare a night. Overnight in Langtang Village;

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Guesthouse

Activities:

Leaving this beautiful village our trek resumes to Kyangjing Gompa. It is one of the highlights of this trek. The trail goes through rich yak pastures and fascinating villages of Muna to sing dun. After ascending the mountain passes, we reach Kyangjing Gompa. Kyangjing Gompa is a small Buddhist monastery and the village is named after it and also a cheese factory can be found there. Overnight in the beautiful Kyangjing Gompa;

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Guesthouse

Activities:

On this day, with the mesmerizing morning you go for the excursion of Tserko RI which takes around 5 hours to reach there from Kyangjing Gompa. Reaching there we can view the 360 degree panorama of the amazing Himalayas. Memorizing the views we will come back to Kyangjing Gompa. Overnight in Kyangjing Gompa;

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Guesthouse

Activities:

After breakfast, our trip leads us towards the Ganja La Phedi crossing the Langtang River. On the way we will go through the rhododendron forests and reach Ganja La Phedi. Overnight at Ganja La Phedi;

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Guesthouse

Activities:

This day is the most challenging day of this trip as today we will cross Ganja La Pass which is covered with snow all year round. From there, we will see the amazing close up view of mountains. A good 5-6 hours of trek will lead us to Keldang. Overnight in Keldang;

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Guesthouse

Activities:

TREK TO YAK KHARKA (4000M):On this day, we will come down to Yak Kharka from Keldang. It takes 5 hours to reach there by passing through the forests and grasslands. Overnight at Yak kharka;

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Guesthouse

Activities:

On this day, we will move towards the Hyolmo village of Tarke Gyang which is also known as Helambu. There are many big monasteries and stupas en route and in Tarkeghyang. A decent trek of around 5-6 hours will take us to Tarke Ghyang. Overnight in Tarkeghyang;

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Guesthouse

Activities:

After the warm breakfast, we move towards the beautiful Hyolmo village of Sermathang. To go the Sermathang we cross the beautiful and the flat forests that makes trekking much easier. Sermathang is also a Hyolmo village with many ancient monasteries. By passing through the Ganyul village and walking for about 3 to 4 hours we reach Sermathang. Overnight in Sermathang;

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Guesthouse

Activities:

This is the last of our trekking, after the breakfast; we trek down to the Melamchi Pul bazar. With amazing views and interacting with friendly and helpful people of this region, we reach Melamchi Pul Bazar after a decent walk of around 4 hours. Overnight at Melamchi Bazar;

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Guesthouse

Activities:

From Melamchi Pul Bazar it takes around 3 to 4 hours to reach the city of Kathmandu. After taking breakfast in Melamchi Pul bazar we drive to Kathmandu and reach the hotel by the lunch time. After the lunch time, you will have free time to spend the day as you like or Swotah will arrange you Spa and trekkers’ massage appointment to relax the body according to your preferences. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu;

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Accommodation:

  • Hotel

Activities:

  • Private transfer to Kathmandu
  • Trekkers' Massage
  • Yoga retreat(Optional)
Depending on your flight time you will be transferred to the airport. The airport check-in is 3 hours prior to the departure time and the hotel checkout time is usually 12 P.M. Our representative will meet you at the hotel and transfer you to the airport.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Accommodation:

Activities:

  • Farewell Lunch
  • Airport Drop
  • Shopping arrangements

FAQS

Yes, our representative will be there to greet you at the airport. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel by a private car/jeep.
Yes, there is going to be a small orientation/briefing program before we embark on our adventure by the tour manager, leader/guide.
For nights in cities, we use standard/superior standard/deluxe rooms whereas, during the trek we use lodges/tea houses/guesthouses/home stay for our clients, and whatever is available and accessible. We also arrange sleeping bags for our clients, on their request.
We believe in operating small intimate group to provide personal attention and services to our guests. Small groups can enjoy the trek hassle free and enjoy the customized trip according to their will so we try to keep group as small as group of 14 but it can be increased with the special request of the clients.
Nepal is a safe country for anyone who wants to explore on their own although professional guidance is highly recommended by our team for the safety in remote mountainous lands.
This trek is popular among the domestic and international tourist for its beautiful mountains and religious values. Gosaikunda Lake is a sacred lake where thousands of people visit it as a pilgrimage. This trekking route lies to near proximity from the bustling city of Kathmandu but offers scenic views of mountains, exquisite lakes and vivid vegetation and animals.
Yes, Nepal can boats as the one of the safest country in South Asia for women, you will find people very friendly and respectful towards foreigners especially towards women. This trek is mostly done as it is not hard to do so you can easily do it.
We make sure to take security measures during trek to make your trip delightful. We hire experienced and license holding guides to safeguard your life in mountains. We suggest you to follow the guide’s instruction carefully and take responsibility for personal belongings. Always keep your valued belongings near you and lock the door from inside during the night.
Langtang Ganja la Pass is popular trekking region for religious and adventure purpose hence this region provides few western meals like Pasta, noodles, bread, soup etc. Dal Bhat (Rice, Lentils and Vegetables) are great way to gain energy for the strenuous trek.
There are plenty of water stations on each stop on the route. You can easily fill up the bottle from the open taps. We recommend that you bring water purifier tablets with you or at least get it from Kathmandu before you depart for trekking. You can also buy mineral waters but we usually recommend tap water which is pure and it helps us not promoting plastic bottled water.
We use private car for sightseeing inside the Kathmandu Valley and transfer to Syabru Besi on car, van and deluxe minibus with A/C depending on the size of the group. We also drop and pick up from the starting and ending point of trek on private car or jeep.
February to June and October to December are the best time to do this trek. This trek can be done in winter season also.
Before coming to Nepal make sure that you are covered by insurance policy for the altitude of 5500 meters. In the case of an emergency like altitude sickness, dehydration or any medical conditions ask your tour leader/guide to contact us as soon as possible so that we can manage/arrange helicopter for the rescue. Then you will be transferred to hospital for the treatment.
Trekking is a tiresome activity that requires a lot of physical movement so pack your active wears and trekking pants for at lower altitudes. Weather at high altitude is unpredictable so carry a light weight waterproof jacket along with thick down jacket, pant and thermal innerwear to escape severe cold. Needless to say that, Good shoes are very important for trekking in rough and snowy terrain, so invest on good quality shoes or rent it from us in a minimum price. As you are trekking in remote village try to wear modest clothes to quickly get up with the local people without hesitation.
We customize the trip according to your preference but if you need to change plan during the trek consult the guide.
We contact the guesthouse owner for reservation of the room before trekking on a particular day, on other days porters reach to the destination on advance and book the rooms for you.
We contact the lodge/guesthouse owner for reservation of the room before trekking on a particular day. On other days, porters reach the destination on advance and book the rooms for you. But there are always going to be exceptions but even in those cases, we may have to be flexible about very basic sleeping arrangements. We always try to make sure that we have everything well arranged.
While trekking in higher lands you need to pay for charging the electronics upon request to the owner. The best idea always is to bring your power bank with you. It is easier and cheaper.
While trekking in Langtang Ganja La Pass you can make local and international calls from telephone provided by the guesthouse owner after paying the price directly.
If you need extra day to complete the trekking, you will need to inform the guide in advance and the guide will let the company know. Adding a day to trekking can result in many changes in other arrangements such as transportation, guide’s schedule, flight details, hotel bookings and all, so we really do not recommend this to our clients unless there is an emergency case. But it is true that those changes could be made but it will cost extra. The best way to do it is to inform the agent company about it.
Before coming to Nepal make sure you are covered for diphtheria & TB, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus. Make sure you are in best shape to complete the trekking without any complication.
Usually, we have to walk about 5-7 hours a day. But it shouldn't be taken as certain thing because the hour of walk depends on client's speed. So it is really relative.
To confirm your booking, a deposit of $200 or 15% of total trip cost is required if you are booking at least a year in advance before trip departure date. If booking is made less than 100 days before the trip departure, you'll need to pay 20% to confirm the trip, if before two months, 25% of the total trip cost will need to be paid and if booked between 30-60 days, 50% of the total trip cost needs to be paid and finally, if you are booking 30 days prior to trip departure, then 100% payment should be made. The payments can be easily made by the bank transfer or Western Union Money transfer. The due balance is payable on arrival in Kathmandu with cash (preferably USD/EURO) or card on POS/credit card machine. Please note that nonrefundable fee is 10% or $200 whichever is greater.
You cannot use the credit card during the trek. You have to withdraw the money before you start the trek. You can use credit card only in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
You have to carry your personal bags with water bottle and medicines remaining bags will be carried by porters to make you easy to trek. The weight limit for porters is 15 KG.

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