Langtang Ganjala Trek
Overview The Langtang Ganjala Trek is an exhilarating and picturesque adventure that takes trekkers through the breathtaking landscapes of the Langtang region in Nepal. With its diverse terrain, stunning Himalayan vistas, and unique cultural experiences, this trek offers an unforgettable journey for nature enthusiasts and adventurers alike. The trek typically begins in Syabrubesi, a charming village located about 7-8 hours drive from Kathmandu. From there, trekkers embark on a gradual ascent through lush rhododendron and bamboo forests, crossing pristine rivers and traditional Sherpa and Tamang settlements along the way. These villages provide an opportunity to immerse in the local culture,…
The Langtang Ganjala Trek is an exhilarating and picturesque adventure that takes trekkers through the breathtaking landscapes of the Langtang region in Nepal. With its diverse terrain, stunning Himalayan vistas, and unique cultural experiences, this trek offers an unforgettable journey for nature enthusiasts and adventurers alike.
The trek typically begins in Syabrubesi, a charming village located about 7-8 hours drive from Kathmandu. From there, trekkers embark on a gradual ascent through lush rhododendron and bamboo forests, crossing pristine rivers and traditional Sherpa and Tamang settlements along the way. These villages provide an opportunity to immerse in the local culture, witnessing their ancient customs and warm hospitality.
As the trail ascends, the scenery transforms into alpine meadows and yak pastures with jaw-dropping views of Langtang Lirung (7,227m) and other snow-capped peaks. The region is also home to the Langtang National Park, allowing trekkers to encounter diverse flora and fauna, including the elusive Red Panda.
The real highlight of the Langtang Ganjala Trek is the challenging Ganja La Pass (5,122m), which demands both physical stamina and mountaineering skills. Crossing the pass is a thrilling experience but offers panoramic views that make every effort worthwhile.
Beyond Ganja La, the trail descends into the Helambu region, where terraced farmlands and quaint villages add a different charm to the trek. The journey concludes in Melamchi Pul Bazaar, from where trekkers drive back to Kathmandu.
The best time to undertake the Langtang Ganjala Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) when the weather is most favorable, and the landscapes come alive with vibrant colors. However, trekkers must prepare for varying weather conditions and must pack essential trekking gear, including appropriate clothing, sleeping bags, and first aid supplies.
Conclusion and Summary
In conclusion, the Langtang Ganjala Trek is an awe-inspiring adventure that blends nature, culture, and adventure into a memorable experience. Trekkers should be physically fit and mentally prepared for this challenging journey, but the rewards of witnessing the pristine Himalayan beauty and engaging with the local communities make it a once-in-a-lifetime trekking opportunity.
- Scenic road drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi
- Visit to Langtang village and Kyangiin Monastery
- Panoramic view of the mountain from Kyangjin Ri
- Stunning view from Ganja La Pass (5122m)
- Old and significant Buddhist monasteries, stupas and monuments
- Diverse flora and fauna
- Wildlife like red panda, snow leopard, musk deer, bear, Langur etc.
Our team representative will welcome you at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu from where you will be transferred to your hotel. You can make a short visit to Thamel if you wish. Overnight at the 4-star hotel in Kathmandu.
You will have a guided sightseeing tour of the beautiful Kathmandu valley and its significant religious and cultural places like Pashupatinath–the most significant Lord Shiva temple for Hindus all over the world, Boudhanath—the largest Buddhist stupa in Nepal, and Swayambhunath—one of the most sacred Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Kathmandu. Overnight at the 4-star hotel in Kathmandu.
After having breakfast, we’ll drive to Syabrubensi, a village with huge stone houses, passing by Trishuli Bazaar and Dhunche. Along with the green hills, villages, and rivers, we will be looking at the ever-smiling snowcapped peaks. Driving on a bumpy and winding road, we reach Syabrubensi. Overnight at a lodge in Syabrubensi.
Our trek begins and proceeds along the course of Langtang River, and after an hour of ascending, we reach the new bridge. Passing through Domen, we reach Bamboo village where we will stop for lunch. The bamboo village hosts several guest houses, gardens, and vegetable fields. After a steep climb from Bamboo, we reach Rimche and proceed along the way to reach Lama Hotel. Overnight at a lodge in Lama Hotel.
After having our breakfast at the hotel, we’ll leave Lama Hotel behind to reach Langtang valley through Ghodatabela. We’ll be embraced by the stunning landscape of dense rhododendron forest, the exquisite Langtang River, and glimpses of Mt Langtang Lirung (7234m). Ascending alongside Langtang River, we arrive in Langtang village. This is the largest settlement in the region mostly inhabited by Tamang ethnics with plentiful tea houses. Overnight at a lodge in Langtang.
We walk through vast grassland as we leave the Langtang valley past the largest Mani wall with inscribed prayers. After crossing Palpha Khola, we will have the glimpses of a spectacular icefall flowing from the Langtang range. We cross windy path through wooden bridges to finally reach Kyanjin Gompa, the most sacred monastery in the entire Langtang region. Overnight at a lodge in Kyanjin.
This is the exploration day of the trek where we relax embracing the nature. We’ll explore Kyanjin Gompa and the local cheese factory as we explore the Kyanjin vicinity. We can also go for a hike to Tserko-Ri (4984m), from where we can enjoy the breathtaking view of the Langtang range along with other smaller peaks. Overnight at a lodge in Kyanjin.
From Kyanjin Gompa, we’ll ascend through trails with sparse vegetation. We cross a suspension bridge over Langtang Khola and arrive at Chhana Lake before reaching Ngengang. After a tiring walk amid the bare hills, we’ll reach Ngegang where we’ll rest for the overnight. Overnight at tented camp in Ngegang.
After breakfast, we’ll set out for our rigorous walk where we 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. Upon crossing Ganja La Pass, we will descend on a steep trail to reach Keldang. Overnight at tented camp in Keldang.
After an early breakfast, we set out for our trek to Dhukpa from Keldang. The trail consists of many highs and lows, a descent towards the valley along the ridge, and an easy walk on the grasslands that takes us to Dhukpa. Overnight at tented camp in Dhukpa.
Today, our trek descends in the beginning, and subsequently, we make a steep climb to reach Yangri Peak. Trekking along the pine and rhododendron forest, we reach Tarkegyang, a large Sherpa village. We can visit the old monastery called Gekye Gompa, in the evening, as we explore the village. Overnight at a lodge in Tarkegyang.
Walk through Ghyangul and Chimighyang will take us to the beautiful village of Sermanthang which is very rich in culture as it is inhabited by the Sherpa community. The village serves equally satiating natural landscapes. You can spend the evening interacting with the locals. Overnight at a lodge in Sermanthang.
We’ll have a healthy breakfast to kick start the day. We will descend through the ridge with a view of Melamchi Bazaar until we reach Chautara at the end of the ridge. Trekking through a forested path filled with small monasteries, we arrive in Kakani. We’ll be exploring the natural settings of Kakani where we’ll rest overnight. Overnight at a lodge in Kakani.
The trail descends through the Chir pine forests and meadows to reach Melamchi Pul. En route, we pass several small villages and temples before we get on our private car in Melamchi Pul. From Melamchi Pul, we’ll drive back to Kathmandu valley enjoying the countryside view. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you’ll be transferred to your hotel. Overnight at a 4-star hotel in Kathmandu.
Your 15-day long trip comes to an end. Our office representative will drive you to the airport to connect you to your scheduled flight.
1. Airport Pick-up and Drop Off,
2. Licensed and trained trekking guides,
3. potters for carrying goods and supplies,
4. Meal on full board (breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea & coffee) basis during the trek
5. 3 Nights Accommodation in the 3/4/5 Star Hotel in Kathmandu with B & B. (Bed
& Breakfast) & Other Destination Based on Trekking Area.
6. All accommodation during the trek.
7. All meals and hot beverages during the trek.
8. Transportation to and from trail head.
9. All necessary documents and permits for trekking (where applicable)
10. National Park/Conservation Area entry Permit, Insurance, and equipment for the staffs.
11. Coordination of quick Rescue service (Costs covered by your Insurance Plan)
12. Trekking staffs wages etc.
13. 1 hr. trekker massage after your trek.
14. Welcome and Fare well dinner in a Nepali Cultural Dance restaurant in Kathmandu.
15. Trekking Duffle Bag
16. Trekking Staff Insurance of $10,000 Per Person.
17. Trekking Map, T-shirt, and Trekking certificate.
18. Exclusive of Medical Kit Bag
19. All Government and local Taxes
20. International Flight ticket re-confirmation.
21. Meals will be Start when your Trek starts.
1. International Airfares,
2. Travel/Trekking Insurance,
3. Excess baggage charges More than 16kg and hand bag more than 5 kg in
4. Visa fees.
5. Airport Departure Taxes.
6. Drinks (Cold and Alcoholic) Rescue charge.
7. Tips for The staffs.
8. Expenses of Personnel nature and Permit and Liaison officer fee (where Applicable.
9. Meals during stay in the Kathmandu and Pokhara.
10. Domestic Ticket Etc.
11. Extra Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
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