Langtang Ganja La Pass Trek

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Langtang Ganja La Pass Trek

Langtang Ganja La Pass is a relatively more challenging but demanding trek in the Langtang Region. You will enjoy this Trek – the best option for Everest Base Camp and Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Accomplishing this, you can collect a lifetime experience of exploring hidden mysterious mountains, traditional Himalayan culture, shining peaks, ancient Gompas, and pure natural flora and fauna.

The Trek to Ganja La Pass starts driving from Kathmandu to Dhunche through a pastoral rough road and dense forest. When you enter Langtang National Park, you find this as the habitat of a wide range of plants, birds and animal species. You may encounter endangered wild animals such as Mongolia, black bears, snow leopards, musk deer and Red Pandas.

Following the rugged trails and passing through the numerous traditional villages, you can witness spectacular views of the pristine snow-capped peaks, green forests, cliffs, roaring rivers, hypnotic lakes and glaciers. You visit the 700 years old monastery – Kyanjin Gompa. You also collect the experience of camping in different places – Ngegang, Keldang and Duku.

In addition, the jaw-dropping scenes of the incredible mountain ranges such as Langtang Lirung Himal, Ganesh Himal including Annapurna ranges, Manaslu range, Lakpa Dorje and a few other peaks will hypnotize you. Find yourself standing at the top of Tsero Ri and capturing these jaw-dropping scenes.

Book your Langtang Ganja La Pass Trek with Lonely Nepal Trek. We promise you to provide the best quality trekking services, security and proper guidance plus assistance. Be ready to collect the most beautiful memories, natural-thrilling moments and life-changing activities.

 


  • Enjoy all sorts of excitements of the Himalayas with a relatively shorter itinerary
  • Trek to the Langtang Region – high mountains, more than 70 glaciers, ice-frozen lakes and rivers
  • Most popular trekking region after Everest region and Annapurna region
  • Meet Himalayan people (mostly the Tamangs and Tibetan descendants) and their lifestyle, observe Buddhist monasteries, architecture and traditions
  • Slightly easier, safer, economical (time & money) than Everest Base Camp Trip
  • Average physical fitness trekkers can easily accomplish
  • Indulge with 3600 dazzling close views of Manaslu massifs
  • Well-experienced licensed guides, strong porters and supportive crew members
  • Physically less challenging journey, and heavenly natural pleasure – Collect lifetime experiences
  • One of the most satisfying treks among all destinations in Nepal.

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Itinerary

When you land at the Tribhuvan International Airport, you will meet our representative. He/she will greet you and drive to our luxury Nepali authentic restaurant and assist you to check-in at Thamel. So, please keep your eyes on someone holding a placard with your name or our company’s name – Lonely Nepal.

In the evening, we arrange a short introduction meeting. You will meet your guide, and our trekking expert will provide you with all the detailed information about the trek.

We offer you a welcome dinner and you simply take a rest at the restaurant. Overnight, you stay at our restaurant and restore your energy to accomplish your upcoming adventurous trip to Langtang Ganja La Pass Trek.

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Today, you are going to enjoy the Kathmandu Valley Tour – the city full of World Heritage Sites, Nepali culture and many more to explore.

Early morning, we offer you a warm breakfast and your sightseeing starts with our city guide. At first, you visit Pashupatinath Temple – the holiest Hindu Temple on the bank of the sacred Bagmati River, then move to Boudhanath Stupa – the biggest Buddhist Stupa architecture in the world. After that, we drive you to Patan Durbar Square. In addition, we take you to Swayambhunath Stupa – the 2000 years old legendary stupa on the hilltop also nick-named as monkey temple. Finally, we come to Kathmandu Durbar Square, observe Kumari Temple (living goddess temple), Nautale Durbar, the Kaal Bhairav, the Swet Bhairav, the freak streets and more.

Your exciting city tour finishes in the evening. You take a delicious dinner and take a rest collecting energy for the upcoming adventure.

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Early in the morning, we take a delicious breakfast and drive you towards Dhunche. Passing Kakani, Trisuli Bazar and Betrawati, we reach Dhunche. It takes 8-9 hours on drive. We drive through the dense woodland, countryside, traditional villages, terraced fields and narrow ridges. No worries! The off-road trails offer you perfect green scenery, startling landscapes, and unbelievable snow-capped mountains – Annapurna II, Ganesh Himal, Mt. Manaslu, Langtang Lirung, and a few other peaks.

Overnight, we stay, enjoy delicious meals and take a rest at Dhunche.

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After early breakfast early, we set out on our first day’s trip from Dhunche. We stroll for a few minutes down the highway before arriving in the settlement of Thulo Barkhu. We ascend steadily from here, passing through dense woodland until we reach Barble. The ride from Barble is enjoyable, with breathtaking views of Ganesh Himal. We climb up the hill after a few hours of walking and end the day’s adventure in Thulo Syabru.

Overnight, we stay at Thulo Syabru.

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From Thulo Syabrubesi, our trek starts. Firstly, we climb the ridge and cross Ghopcha Khola. Ahead, we pass through the trails along the Langtang River, alpine/rhododendron forests, farmland and rocky ridges.  While walking through the forest, you feel a peaceful atmosphere and find green scenery. Even we may encounter endangered red panda, musk deer, snow leopard, monkeys and many other animals.

Our final ascend steeply takes us to Changtang which is well-known as Lama Hotel. We enjoy a spectacular view of streams, panoramic landscapes and spectacular mountain ranges.

Overnight, we stay and take a rest at Lama Hotel.

 

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Today, we take a warm breakfast at Lama Hotel and start trekking towards Langtang village. We pass through dense bamboo, rhododendron and oak forests, and arrive at Gumanchowk (Riverside) alongside Langtang River. Next, we go up towards Ghora Tabela crossing the rhododendron/oak forest. Through the woods, you can see the sparkling glimpse of Langtang Lirung (7,244m).

Further, we continue our trek passing through the small villages – Thangshyap, Champki and Gumba. Finally, we reach Langtang village. Overnight, we take shelter here.

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In the morning, we take a delicate breakfast and leave Langtang village for Kyanjin Gompa. Firstly, we climb the ridge topped by Chorten and Mani walls. Further, we cross a few streams and climb up gradually. We pass by several yak-herding villages such as Mundu, Sindum and Yampha.

Finally, we reach the majestic Kyanjin Gompa encircled by enchanting peaks – Langtang Lirung, Kyanjin Ri, Tserko Ri and Naya Kangri.

Overnight, we stay and take a rest here at Kyanjin.

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This is the first acclimatization and exploration day at Kyanjin. After early morning breakfast, we hike to Tserko Ri peak. When we reach the peak, you can enjoy the breathtaking view of the all-inclusive landscapes of Langtang valley and shining peaks: Langtang Lirung, Yangsa Tenji, Langtang range, and a few other peaks. You enjoy the best views from Kyanjin Ri (4,850m/16,005ft) and Tserko Ri (5,000/16,500ft) as they are the best viewpoints of Kyanjin.

Likewise, we visit the traditional Yak cheese factory and sacred Kyanjin Gompa. If you feel keen to explore more as well as time/climate allows, we trek to other few peaks.

Overnight, we stay and take a rest at a Guesthouse at Kyanjin Gompa.

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Today, we descend for a few minutes from Kyanjin, pass the Langtang River suspension bridge, and rise through a dense rhododendron woodland and green meadow. We arrive at the level stretch of the Nyengang Yak Pasture while taking in the breathtaking views of Langtang Lirung (7,234m), Langtang glacier, streams, massive peaks, and snow-capped mountains.

There is no tea house or lodging up above Kyanjin Gompa, therefore, we must spend the night in a tent. Our porters and guides pitch the tent and prepare wonderful meals for the day. We spend the night at the camp.

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On this day, the hike will be tougher and more challenging. After a warm breakfast at Ngegang Kharka, we climb steeply across cold moraine alongside a glacier, through a little lake, and onto the rocky moraine of Ganja La Pass. Enjoy the serene nature, the exciting icy pass path, and the enticing vista of the Langtang Range. Be careful and calm while crossing the pass. We Descend and pass through a lush meadow until we reach Keldang.

Overnight, we stay here at Kendang.

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Today, we start our climb to Dukpu after a delicate breakfast at Keldang. We trace the downward route along the ridge. Following the straight path, we reach Dupku – a non-human settlement and we set up camp inside the forest.

We spend a night here enjoying a meal and firing woods.

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This day, we start the hike from Dukpu to Tarke Ghyang after enjoying our morning food at camp. We climb to the lower region today, passing through lush rhododendron and pine forest while taking in the beautiful views of Annapurna and the Everest region. The route brings us to the bottom settlement of Helambu Valley, ‘Tarke Ghyang’. The cottage of Tamang village, ‘Tarke Ghyang,’ will be our home for the night today.

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Since we have accomplished a lengthy and difficult trip to Ganja La Pass, today we take a rest at Tarke Ghyang. We travel to Helambu – the lovely traditional village in the valley.

In the evening, we take complete rest and enjoy the time with local Sherpa people. This whole night we stay at Tarke Ghyang.

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On this day, you enjoy the shorter and easier trek than the previous days. We descend from Tarke Ghyang through the deep forest enjoying the beauty of tranquil greenery and spectacular views of the massive snow-capped peaks. After a few hours, we arrive in Shermathang, a Sherpa village. From Shermathang, observe the astonishing views of the Jugal Himal, Ganesh Himal, Langtang, and Rolwaling ranges.

Overnight, we stay at Shermathang.

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Langtang Ganja La Pass Trek concludes today. We follow the trail down from Shermanthang to Melamchi Pul Bazaar passing through dense woodland, terraced fields and several small Sherpa villages.

Reaching Melamchi Bazaar, we rest for some time and take lunch. Finally, we drive you to Kathmandu.

 

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On this final day, offering you a delicate breakfast, we transfer to the Tribhuvan International airport via our private transportation. We bid a happy ‘Goodbye’ to you and wish you a safe flight.

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    • April 21st, 2022

    My sister and I went on a trip to Nepal in Oct 2018. We got in touch with Ram of Lonely Nepal Travels after a few of our friends reccomended him to us, and we were so glad we did! Nepal has so much to offer, and our trip was planned according to our interests and what we wanted to do. It included everything from visiting town squares and cultural/religious sites, to some adventure like bungee jumping/white water rafting/paragliding, and a trek to Poon Hill.

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    • April 21st, 2022

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