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.
Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
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!
- Guiding fee
- Accommodation included
- Transportation start and back
- Transport during the trip
- Permit and entrance fees
- Personal porters
- Mountain guide expenses
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.
After arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), you will meet one of our representatives and transfer to the hotel.
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.
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.
We will spend the day hiking up a steep and rugged trail through a fir and rhododendron forest until we arrive at Magen Goth.
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.
We will ascend through a meadow of bushes and another rhododendron forest, before passing through Phedi (3500m) en route to Gosainkundu.
We will spend the day resting in Gosainkunda, exploring the lake shore and village.
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.
We will spend the day gradually descending on to Syabru Gaon.
We will spend the day gradually ascending to the Lama Hotel, heading up through Bhote Kosi and oak and rhododendron forests en route.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
We will spend a relatively easy day trekking along flat lands until we arrive in Shermathang.
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.
We will spend the day driving back to Kathmandu.
We will spend the day exploring Kathmandu before having a farewell dinner at a traditional Nepalese restaurant in the evening.
hotels, tea houses and camping
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Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA)
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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Martin Roa Skramstad
Had a great trip to Everest Base Camp. Everyone involved did their best to make it the perfect experience and I can confidently recommend this service to others!
The trip was sensational - would recommend to anyone. Explore share was simple and easy to use and everyone we dealt with was super friendly and accomodating.
We had an amazing Mardi Himal trek. We booked last minute and we were dealt with promptly and professionally. The trek was fully customisable including a stay in a lovely hotel and bus rides to and from Kathmandu. Our guide Amir was awesome and made our trek everything we wanted. Thank you so much!
We hebben echt genoten van onze trekking naar ABC. Jammer genoeg waren er echter overal problemen met de kamer. We hebben dan expres via een agency geboekt en meer betaald, zodat we zeker een kamer overal zouden krijgen. Dit bleek dan een probleem te zijn, omdat er niets op voorhand was geboekt. Ook hebben we last minute (letterlijk 5 min voor de 1e ontmoeting) een bericht van Hari gekregen dat we een andere guide zouden krijgen. Hierbij kregen we geen uitleg. De nieuwe guide had geen EHBO kit mee en wist ook helemaal niet wat allemaal inbegrepen was in onze boeking. Dit was opzich geen probleem, maar het leek plots allemaal niet meer zo goed georganiseerd als het beloofde te zijn. Ondanks dit hebben we echt wel genoten van onze tocht en zijn we blij dat we het gedaan hebben.
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