Langtang Ganjala Pass Trek from Kathmandu, Nepal

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Join a certified mountain guide for this challenging, but fun, exciting and scenic 21-day Langtang Ganjala Pass Trek through north-central Nepal. Enjoy incredible views of Everest and Annapurna, while exploring diverse landscapes, seeing native flora and fauna and meeting local Sherpa people.

Group

Himalaya

21 Days

Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Fit

Intermediate


Highlights

  • Enjoy the all stunning scenery along the Langtang Ganjala Pass Trek.
  • Cross over the Ganja La pass (5130m).
  • Experience the exquisite wildlife and culture of Nepal en route.

Description

Widely considered to be the most popular hiking circuit in the Langtang Valley, the Langtang Ganjala Pass Trek offers you the opportunity to see some of Nepal's most stunning scenery.

Over the course of 21 days, the trek takes you over various mountain passes, past thick rhododendron forests, to traditional villages and though empty stretches of wilderness.

As we go, there will be plenty of opportunities to see local flora and fauna as well as meet local people and visit various cultural sites.

While the highlight of the trip is crossing Ganjala Pass, from which we will get incredible views of both Mount Everest and the Annapurna Range, we will also enjoy stunning views out over many other Himalayan peaks along the way.

The adventure begins after we transfer from Kathmandu to Chisopani. From here, we will hike through thick rhododendron and fir forests, heading up over mountain passes and down into verdant valleys.

As we traverse the pristine Himalayan wilderness, we will have the chance to visit ancient monasteries and traditional cheese factories.

If you make the trek in late August, we may even reach the Gosainkunda lakes for the full moon festival, which attracts hundreds of Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims from around the world.

However, regardless of when we trek, there will be plenty of great views and cultural experiences to have.

At the end of the trek, we will return to Kathmandu and have one last day to explore the UNESCO World Heritage sites of the capital before you have to return home.

So what are you waiting for? Book now for this scenic, challenging but incredible 21-day Langtang Ganjala Pass Trek from Kathmandu!

If you like the look of this trip then we think you may also enjoy our 18-day Langtang, Gosainkunda and Helambu Trek in Nepal!

Itinerary

Day 1: Kathmandu (1320m)

After arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), you will meet one of our representatives and transfer to the hotel.

Day 2: Kathmandu to Chisopani (2300m)

After driving from Kathmandu to Sundarijal (1350m), we will hike through the through the Shivpuri Watershed and Wildlife Reserve and past several small settlements before heading down through a rhododendron forest and arriving at Chisopani.

Day 3: Chisopani to Kutumsang (2446m)

We will spend the day trekking from Chisopani to Kutumsang, crossing through meadows and fields as well as climbing over the Gul Bhanjyang ridge and another pass en route.

Day 4: Kutumsang to Magen Goth (3220m)

We will spend the day hiking up a steep and rugged trail through a fir and rhododendron forest until we arrive at Magen Goth.

Day 5: Magen Goth to Ghopte (3430m)

We will start the day by hiking up over the Tharepati Pass (3650m) before descending through a forest and into a ravine. We will head through the ravine and cross out into a valley, before continuing on to Ghopte.

Day 6: Ghopte to Gosainkunda (4361m)

We will ascend through a meadow of bushes and another rhododendron forest, before passing through Phedi (3500m) en route to Gosainkundu.

Day 7: Gosainkunda

We will spend the day resting in Gosainkunda, exploring the lake shore and village.

Day 8: Gosainkunda to Chandanbari (2350m)

We will begin the day with a brief ascent out of Gosainkundu before spending the rest of the day descending to Laure Binayak and Singh Gompa. From Sing Ghompa, we will continue on until we arrive at Chandanbari. As we go, we will get the chance to visit some small cheese factories.

Day 9: Chandanbari to Syabru Gaon (2210m)

We will spend the day gradually descending on to Syabru Gaon.

Day 10: Syabru Gaon to Lama Hotel (2380m)

We will spend the day gradually ascending to the Lama Hotel, heading up through Bhote Kosi and oak and rhododendron forests en route.

Day 11: Lama Hotel to Langtang Village (3430m)

We will hike for 6 hours from the Lama Hotel to Langtang village via Ghore Tabela. Along the way, we will pass through high mountain pastures and get the chance to visit a local monastery.

Day 12: Langtang Village to Kyangjin Gompa (3870m)

We will hike for 3 hours on to Kyangjin Gompa, winding through several small villages, crossing over some streams and traversing a few moraines along the way. From Kyangjin Gompa, we will have panoramic views over several Himalayan peaks.

Day 13: Kyangjin Gompa

We will spend the day acclimatizing in Kyangjin Gompa. Here, we can visit the local monastery and cheese factory as well as hike to a nearby moraine to see spectacular icefalls and glaciers. We could also ascend Kyangjin Ri (4350m).

Day 14: Kyanjing Gompa to Ngegang (4000m)

We will spend 5 hours hiking from Kyanjing Gompa to Ngegang. along the way, we will not find many villages and instead get to enjoy the area’s flora and fauna.

Day 15: Ngegang to Keldang (5106m)

We will cross over the Ganja La pass (5130m) on this day. Crossing the pass can be quite difficult and depending on the weather conditions, we may have to go around instead. Either way, we will hike until we reach Keldang.

Day 16: Keldang to Dukpu (4080m)

We will spend 5.5 hours hiking through quiet grasslands and forests from Keldang to Dukpu, enjoying phenomenal views of the Himalayas as we go.

Day 17: Dukpu to Tarkeghyang (2740m)

After a brief descent, we will climb over the 4100m pass, from which we will enjoy phenomenal views of Everest and Annapurna. We will then descend through more rhododendron forests on to Tarkeghyang, where we will visit the oldest Buddhist monastery in the region.

Day 18: Tarkeghyang to Shermathang (2621m)

We will spend a relatively easy day trekking along flat lands until we arrive in Shermathang.

Day 19: Shermathang to Melamchi Pul Bazaar (846m)

We will spend the day gradually descending to Melamchi Pul Bazaar through meadows and cultivated fields. As we go, we will pass through several villages and get the chance to meet local Sherpa people and learn about their culture.

Day 20: Melamchi Pul Bazaar to Kathmandu

We will spend the day driving back to Kathmandu.

Day 21: Kathmandu

We will spend the day exploring Kathmandu before having a farewell dinner at a traditional Nepalese restaurant in the evening.

 

Details

Accommodation

hotels, tea houses and camping

More info

Please contact us for a complete equipment list.

Meeting point

Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA)

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Equipment you will need to bring

Backpack

Sunglasses

Watter bottle


About the guide

At Welcome Nepal Treks we offer the best guided programs to some of the most amazing locations in the Himalayas!
Nepal is a premier trekking destination, with some of the most amazing mountains in the world. However, mountaineering in the Himalayas requires adequate preparation, handling complex logistics, paperwork and more. In order to have the best possible trekking experience, it is paramount to go with a certified guide from a qualified agency that can both point you in the right direction and take care of your needs and queries. As one of the leading trekking companies in Nepal, we are approved by the Government of Nepal, the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, and are an active member of TAAN (Trekking Agents Association of Nepal), NMA (Nepal Mountaineering Association and NTB (Nepal Tourism Board).
Join us on one of our many trekking programs and we will make sure to point you to the best places in the region while making sure that you acclimatize properly and are safe, that all your logistics are taken care of, and that you have an overall unforgettable wonderful experience!


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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 1856 Each

Group of 2

USD 1753 Each

Group of 3

USD 1753 Each

Group of 4

USD 1753 Each

Group of 5

USD 1753 Each

Group of 6

USD 1702 Each

Group of 7

USD 1702 Each

Group of 8

USD 1702 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transportation start and back

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

- Personal porters

- Mountain guide expenses

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

Price details

Please note that for groups of 10 or more people, the price is $1600/person. Meals in Kathmandu, with the exception of the farewell dinner, are also not included.




 

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