Langtang – Ganjala Pass – Helambu Trek

Trip Facts

Package Highlights

  • First Nepalese Yak Cheese Factory
  • Spectacular views of the snow capped Himalayas-Langtang Lirung
  • Challenging Ganja La Pass (5130m)

This trekking is one of most adventurous trail beyond Kyanjin Gompa  the region of Langtang to Tarkeghyang. Langtang is towards the north of the Kathmandu Valley and just south of the Tibetan boarder. To the west of Langtang is Ganesh Himal with a range of 6,000 to 7,000 meters. The northern parts of the area largely fall within the boundaries of Langtang National Parks.

The main ethnic groups here are Sherpa and tamang  and you may witness the culture of these ethinic groups. 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. Ganja La trail continues south, following streams and moraines and climbing steeply towards the pass.

The views to the north from the pass, of Langtang Lirung and the snow peaks in Tibet, including Shisha Pangma at 8013m, are spectacular. If you are lucky to have a clear day you can see the views of many ranges to the south. West of the pass is 5846m Naya Kangri named as Ganja La peak. It is one of the trekking peaks and you can climb with a permit from the Nepal Mountaineering Association. As there are no lodges and no settlements for three days along the way, the trekkers should be well equipped with full logistic support sufficient to meet all requirement that come up.

  • Day 01. Arrival at the airport. Reception, transfer and installation at the hotel. Night at the hotel.

  • Day 02. Free day

  • Day 03. Kathmandu– Syabrubesi (1462m) 9/10hrs by bus, overnight in lodge

  • Day 04. Syabru Bensi to Lama Hotel (2370m) 5/6h walk overnight in lodge

  • Day 05. Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3330m) 5/6h walk overnight in lodge

  • Day 06. Langtang village to Kyanjin Gompa (3730m) 3/4h walk overnight in lodge

  • Day 07. Acclimatization day

  • Day 08. Kyanjin Gompa - Ngegang Kharka (4,430m) 3/4hrs walk Overnight camp

  • Day 09. Ngegang to Keldang (4270m) 4/5hrs walk Overnight camp

  • Day 10. Keldang to Dukpu (4080m) 4/5hrs walk Overnight camp

  • Day 11. Dukpu to Tarke Gyang (2740m) about 6/7hrs walk Overnight lodge

  • Day 12. Tarkegyang to Sermathang (2590m) 3hrs walk overnight lodge

  • Day 13. Sermathang to Malemchipul Bazaar (880m) 4/5hrs walk, about 4hrs drive to Kathmandu

  • Day 14. Day free for shopping in Kathmandu

  • Day 15. Drive to airport. (Departure time from hotel will be fixed as per your flight schedules for the return)

Includes

  • 4 Nights hotel in Kathmandu with (BB)
  • Langtang Conservation fees and Helambu national fee.
  • All meal during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch & dinner) in lodge
  • One Guide experience
  • Staff: necessary porters, porter can carry 25kl as two person luggage if tea house trip
  • Local transportation Airport – Hotel – Airport
  • transfers-Kathmandu shaybru Beshi- Melamchi-kathmandu, and Staff transfers
  • Life and medical insurance for Nepali staff
  • Trekking allowance, food allowance for trekking staff
  • Tims fees
  • Equipment for high pass for the staff

Excludes

Gear Check list

  • Sleeping bag
  • Daypack
  • Trekking pants
  • Fleece top
  • Warm hat
  • Light gloves
  • Toilet paper
  • Extra passport photos
  • One liter water bottle
  • SD Memory
  • Novel
  • Lip care
  • Torch

OPTIONAL

  • Gaiters & Moisturizer

BRING FROM HOME

  • Boots
  • Socks
  • Camp shoes
  • Rain jacket
  • Thermal top
  • Thermal bottom
  • Day wear shirt x2 or 3
  • Underwear
  • Sun screen
  • Sunglasses
  • Toiletries and odds and ends
  • Small towel/sarong
  • Personal medicines
  • Camera
  • Money pouch/belt
  • 2x Passport photos
  • Water purification
  • Vitamin tablets

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