Langtang & Ganja-La Pass Trek - 15 Nights 16 Days

Trip Code : CAN - 11
Accomodation : Hotel
Duration : 16  Days
Grading : Moderate Difficult
Max Altitude : 5106
Activity : Hiking and Camping
Starts at : Kathmandu
End at : Kathmandu

Overview

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu


Meeting at airport on arrival by our staff and transfer to the hotel. Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, lies in a broad valley at the edge of the Himalayan Range. Its art and architecture are an interesting blend of Hindu and Buddhist influences.

Day 2: In Kathmandu


Explore the fascinating city of Kathmandu, with its temples and markets, or take an optional excursion into the Kathmandu Valley.

Day 3: Drive Kathmandu / Syabrubesi (1450 m)


We head towards north out of Kathmandu driving through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Syabrubesi passing through Dhunche. It will take us around 8 hours, drive passing along the road at the bank of Trishuli river you can catch a glimpse of Ganesh Himal, terraces and green hills.

Day 4: Syabrubesi / Lama Hotel (2380m)


We follow the trail crossing river through the dense forest. After crossing several suspension bridges we will reach Lama Hotel. It will take around 6 hours easy trek from Syabrubesi.

Day 5: Lama hotel / Langtang (3500m)


A gentle climb to begin with soon steepens high above the river to Ghora Tabela (2970m). You will soon find yourself in open country with scattered Tamang settlements. You will have climbed nearly 100m today relatively steadily. The village here is home to some yak herds and cheese factories, worth exploring if you have the energy.

Day 6: Langtang / Kyangjin Gompa (3800m)


Climb to the ridge this morning marked with a big chorten and some Mani walls, from here you will have views of Kyanjing Gompa and the ice fall from Langtang Lirung surrounded by snowy mountains. You will be walking for around 3 hours today so time to explore the area this afternoon.

Day 7: Kyangjin Gompa / Tserko Ri – Kyangjin


Trek and climb upto Tserko Ri (5033m) which takes about 5 hours to see the outstanding views of surrounding peaks and back to Kyangjin Gompa.

Day 8: Kyangjin Gompa / Ngegang (4000m)


Trek Kyanjing Gompa to Ngegang (4000m) which takes about 5 hours where you cannot see any villages. The trail goes on ascending and area is covered with few natural vegetation. Since there are not available any lodge, you need to camp.

Day 9: Ngegang / Keldang (5106m)


Trek Ngegang to Keldang (5106m) via Ganja La (5100m) which takes about 5 hours. This day is comparatively strenuous as you need to cross the Ganja la pass. On the Ganja la pass, you can find it covered with snowy ice most of the times throughout the year. You need to camp.

Day 10: Keldang / Dukpu (4080m)


Trek Keldang to Dukpu (4080m) which takes about 5 and half hours. Your camping site will be inside the forest. This day will be long day walking along ridge, grassland, very silent, amazing views of Mountains.

Day 11: Dukpu / Tarkeghyang (2740m)


Trek Dukpu to Tarkeghyang (2740m) Trail descends about 200mtrs, climb the 4100m pass. Views from Pass are spectacular to the Annapurna Region and Mt. Everest region too. From pass trail descends through pine forest, rhododendron forest past tiny herder’s settlement to Tarkeghyang. You can visit one of the oldest Buddhist monastery and Sherpa villages. These villages are well settled where friendly and cheerful natured people inhabit.

Day 12: Tarkeghyang / Shermanthang (2621m)


A 4 hour walk today and you will find the trail is relatively easy following flat ground and through beautiful forests. Shermanthang is another pretty village with ancient monasteries, from the northern end of the village you will see views of Jugal Himal.

Day 13: Shermanthang / Melamchi Pul (846m)


You drop 1730m today over 2 hours, passing many chortens and meadows. Eventually you will reach Kakani, the last Sherpa village. You are now entering the lowlands where Brahmin and Cheetri are the dominant tribes. The trail descends from here to Melamchi Pul.

Day 14: Melamchi pul / Kathmandu


Your journey today is fir six hours long. You will be taken to your hotel on arrival in Kathmandu.

Day 15: In Kathmandu


Free in Kathmandu A chance to do some shopping, explore at leisure or merely relax by the hotel.

Day 16: Depart Kathmandu


Transfer to airport to board the flight for onward journey.

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