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Ganja La Pass Trek

17 Days 16 NightsTrip Code NSTR268

Trekking in Langtang valley and Ganja La which is located north of Kathmandu offers a multitude of trekking destinations. Langtang is a narrow valley that lies just below the main Himalayan range to the north Tibet Border and a slightly lower range of snowy peaks to the south. A visit to the Langtang valley offers an opportunity to explore Tibetan villages, Tamang Villages, to climb small peaks and to visit glaciers at a comfortably low elevations. Kyanjin Gompa is a last Tibetan Village in the valley, from where a trek starts to Helambu over Ganja La Pass (5200M). The pass itself is not easy, during autumn and spring the pass opens for trekkers.

A trek Over Ganja la pass offers an entirely wilderness and adventure experience. If you are trekking during spring the forest on the trail is colorful and blooming full of Rhododendrons. To cross from Langtang into Helambu via the Ganja-La pass which is a serious undertaking requiring good equipment and experience from local guides. For three or four days there are no facilities and groups with their staff must be fully self-sufficient. Crossing of the pass requires the use of technical climbing equipment and trekkers must be skilled in the use of this and be prepared to assist less well-equipped porter staff. The trail follows a small valley before reaching the glaciated pass where the use of ropes, crampons and ice axes may be necessary.

Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu; transfer to the Hotel
  • Day 02: Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley
  • Day 03: Drive to Dhunche (1966m)
  • Day 04: Trek to Syabru Gaon (2100m)
  • Day 05: Trek to Lama Hotel (2380m)
  • Day 06: Trek to Langtang village (3500m)
  • Day 07: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3800m)
  • Day 08: Acclimatization at Kyanjin Gompa
  • Day 09: Trek to Ngegang (4000m)
  • Day 10: Trek to Keldang (4270m) crossing Ganja La pass (5100m)
  • Day 11: Trek to Dukpu (4080m)
  • Day 12: Trek to Tarkeghyang (2560m)
  • Day 14: Trek to Shermathang (2620m)
  • Day 15: Trek to Melamchi Pul and drive to Kathmandu.
  • Day 16: Day at leisure in Kathmandu
  • Day 17: trip conclude by Departure transfer

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