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Langtang Valley & Ganja-la Trekking

“in the picturesque Langtang valley to Helambu via Ganja-la pass“

Activity
Trekking
Trip Destination
Nepal
Trip Location
Langtang
Trip Basis
On Lodge / Tea House & Camping
Trip Grade
Adventurous & Challenging (in snow conditions)
Highest Elevation
13 - 14 days
Total Trip
13 - 14 days
Season
All year except July / August (wet season)
Highlights
Trekking around mid Himalayan unique valley & over Ganja-la to Helambu in the scenic Tamang & Hyalmo heritage trail of mountainous region  pristine forest, trekking from Himalayan mediterranean to alpine  climate awesome scenery from Langtang valley of central  Himalayan highest peaks views of Annapurna-Ganesh, Langtang, Manaslu& Jugal Himal visiting the high mid hills traditional villages of Tamang& Hyalmo tribes.
Solukhumbu Treks & Expedition offers an outstanding exotic destination Langtang Valley & Ganja-la, where you will be surrounded by awesome high peaks within the mid hills of mid west / east Himalaya range of mountains.
 
On this trek Langtang Valley & Ganja-la you can view from Annapurna I (8,091m / 26,545ft) Annapurna South (7,219m-23,693ft), 08th highest
Mt. Manaslu at 8,163 m, Ganesh Himal Ganesh Himal (7,405 m) Langtang Lirung (7,234 m)  Ghengu Liru(Langtang II 6571m / 21,560ft), Kimshun (6,745m/22,137ft) and Shalbachum(6,918m / 22,699ft) to the south, the Chimsedang Lekh forms a ridge of peaks which includes Naya-Kanga (5,846m) and Gangchempo, Tilman's beautiful Fluted Peak. Beyond it extends to the Jugal Himal, terminating in Dorje Lakpa (6,980m/22,929ft) Mt. Gauri-Shanker (7,145 m) and Melung Tse ( Jobo Garee) peak at 7,181meters . To the east the upper meadows of the Langtang end in a massive mountain wall, forming the frontier with Tibet.
 
Langtang Valley & Ganja-la one of the least trekked region due to its high pass of over 5,122 m / 16,800 ft and its accessibility using fix ropes with support of our expert guides, the trek is moderate in the beginning with steep uphill for few days, where all types of travelers can join in this wonderful walking journey and the time duration taking less than week in the comfort of warm cozy lodge known as tea houses along the route, camping facilities provided during the crossing of Ganja-la as there are no lodges in this complete wilderness till the trail leads to Helambu village at Tarke Gyang.
 
Langtang Valley & Ganja-la trekking one of the most unique journey leading from warm subtropical, mediterranean of mid hills to alpine climate zone, all these drastic change in temperature found only around southern Langtang Himalaya region, this makes a drastic change in vegetations and its awesome scenery.
 
This trek leads through many traditional Tamang villages and to Healmbu famous for culture and Buddhist religion and as well for mountain and trekking guides they are also well known for making unique wooden handcrafts and Thanka painting.
 
This remarkable trek starts from Syabrubesi and into enchanting forest of rhododendron, oaks and pines tree lines where the rare red panda, snow leopard roams with other wild life in this beautiful Himalayan environment.
 
After a great time at Langtang Valley around Kyangin Gompa and hike to Tsego-Ri with panorama of Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh, Langtang to Jugal Himal mountain range, journey back via an alternative route over Ganja-la with scenic panorama, then a long descend following the ridge line towards Helambu at Tarke Gyang and then with a gradual scenic walk to Melamchipul on the eastern suburb of Kathmandu valley and then return back to Kathmandu for your international flight after a memorable time with Solukhumbu Treks & Expedition trekking around magnificent trek Langtang Valley & Ganja-la.
Day 01:           Meet in Kathmandu after arrival from international flight.
Day 02:           In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour at places of interest.
Day 03:           Drive to Syabrubesi 1,460 m - 07 hrs journey.
Day 04:           Trek to Lama Hotel 2, 350 m - 06 walks.
Day 05:           Trek to Langtang village 3, 307m via Ghoretabela  - 06 hrs.
Day 06:           Trek to Kyanjin Gompa 3,749 m - 04 hrs.
Day 07:           Rest day at Kyanjin for acclimatization and hikes.
Day 08:           Trek to Ganja La Phedi 4,300m - 05 hrs
Day 09:           Cross Ganja La pass 5,122 m descend to Keldang 4,250m - 07 hrs.
Day 10:           Trek to Dukpu 4,080 m - 05 hrs.
Day 11:           Trek to Tarke Gyang 2,590m - 05 hrs.
Day 12:           Trek to Sermathang 2,610m - 04 hours
Day 13:           Trek to Malemchipul Bazaar, drive to Kathmandu - 05 hrs.
Day 14:           International departure for home ward bound.

LANGTANG NATIONAL PARK AREA ( 1,710 SQ.KMS.)

 
LOCATION: Situated in the Central Himalaya, Langtang is the nearest park from Kathmandu. The area extends from 32 km north of Kathmandu to the Nepal - China (Tibet) border.
 
FEATURES: Langtang National Park encloses the catchments of two major river systems: one draining west into the Trisuli River and the other east to the Sun Koshi river.
 
Some fo the best examples of graded climate conditions in the Central Himalaya are found here. The complex topography and geography together with the varied climatic patterns have enabled a wide spectrum of vegetation type to be established. These include small areas of subtropical forest (below 1000 m), temperate oak and pine forests at mid-elevation, with alpine scrub and grasses giving way to bare rocks and snow.
 
Oaks, chir pine, maple, fir, blue pine, hemlock, spruce and various species of rhododendron make up the main forest species.
 
Along with the existing forest cover, approx. 25 % of the total area provides habitat for a wide range of animals including wild dog, red panda, pika, munt jack, musk deer, Himalayan black bear, Himalayan Thar, goral, serow, rhesus monkey and common languor.
 
The Trisuli-Bhote Koshi forms an important route for birds on spring and autumn migration between India and Tibet.
 
About 45 villages ( 846 house-holds = ca. 4500 people) are situated within the park boundaries, but they are not under park jurisdiction. In total, about 3000 households (ca. 16,200 people) depend on the park resources for wood and firewood.
 
Culturally the area is mixed, the home of several ethnic groups which have influenced the natural environment over the centuries.


In Kathmandu optional activities and extension to other interesting places:

Para Gliding- Rafting at- Bhote Kosi, Trisuli River - Jungle Safari in Chitwan National Park
 
For more details and information, please contact us:
Day 01:           Meet in Kathmandu after arrival from international flight.
Rendezvous in Kathmandu where you will be joined with other members of the trekking team on reaching respective hotels, our guide or group leader will brief information regarding your trekking with do’s and don’ts.
 
Day 02:           In Kathmandu with cultural tour at places of interest.
As per the time set for sightseeing tour, our city guide will meet in the morning after breakfast  and then depart hotel for few hours in our interesting cultural tour of heritage sites as Kathmandu valley is full of world heritage sites, however some of them been damaged from recent earthquake.
 
The  tour of holy Pashupatinath temple, Bouddhanath ( Little Tibet), Swayambhunath ( Monkey Temple) & monasteries, ancient Kings Palaces and courtyard in Kathmandu; after an interesting sightseeing back to the hotel, afternoon free at leisure for Langtang Valley & Ganja-la trek preparation.
 
Day 03:           Drive to Syabrubesi 1,460 m - 07 hrs journey.
Starting this wonderful journey driving towards North West of Kathmandu passing interesting villages and towns with fabulous scenery of hills, farm terraces and snow capped peaks after the warm area reaching to cooler region at Langtang National Park entrance in Dhunche 1950 meters, the one and the only major town of Rasuwa district and Langtang area, inhabited mostly of Tamang ethnic tribes throughout the area of this trekking.
 
 From here heading downhill for another 2 hours to the fist overnight stop in  Langtang area at Syabrubesi the gateway to Langtang, Ganesh and into Tamang Heritage Trail and as well to the Tibet border at Kyarong just 2 hrs of driving distance from this village.
 
Day 04:           Trek to Lama Hotel 2, 350 m - 06 walks.
The first day walk of this adventure leads to cross a bridge over Langtang Khola (river) later joins the great Trisuli River, and then on the uphill walking through scattered farm villages and terraces with views of surrounding landscapes and into a cool shade of forest reaching near a place with small lodges and tea house at Riverside where the trail from Upper or Thulo Syabru meets, after a rest or lunch break trek continues with a climb through beautiful forests of rhododendron, pines, bamboo tree lines, Langtang area is famous for rare and elusive Red Panda and other wildlife’s, after a good day’s walk reaching at Lama Hotel located in between forest surrounding and by the Langtang Khola  with 5-6 simple lodges.
 
Day 05:           Trek to Langtang village 3, 307m via Ghoretabela - 06 hrs.
Morning walk heads higher up through the river gorge  in the middle of enchanting woodlands of tall trees of pines, rhododendron and following the river upstream passing few houses and cattle herders shelters and then to more cooler place at Ghoretabela for lunch break in beautiful forest surrounding with few lodges around. From here another 2-3 hours of good walk and the leaving the tree lines behind reaching at Langtang village for overnight stop, the last village before Kyanjin. Here explore this interesting village of Tamang and Bhotias people of Tibetan origin with similar life style of Tibet religion and culture.
 
Day 06:           Trek to Kyanjin Gompa 3,749 m - 04 hrs.
After a wonderful stop in this last village, while other up are temporary settlement of yak herders and lodge to serve the trekkers, moving on the winding up trail and then the gorge opens to a wide beautiful valley with awesome views of snow capped peaks that lines this Langtang valley, walking on encountering few prayer or mani walls and then reaching our first destination of this trip at Kyanjin Gomba for two nights in this lovely valley surrounded by many peaks around with Langtang Lirung glacier just close by from the lodges and a cheese processing factory established some 35 years ago with help of Swiss assistance.
 
Day 07:           Rest day at Kyanjin for acclimatization and hikes.
A perfect spot for rest day to acclimatize at this high altitude before our next higher journey to Gosainkund and beyond, here many places for short hike and climb like to the hill top of Tsego and Kyanjin ri at over 4,000 meters top for better panorama of surrounding mountains.

From view point hill overlooking at Langtang Himal, beyond which lies Tibet. The major peaks include Ghengu Liru (Langtang II 6571m / 21,560ft),  Langtang Lirung  (7,425m / 23,765ft) Kimshun (6,745m / 22,137ft) and Shalbachum (6,918m / 22,699ft) to the south, the Chimsedang Lekh forms a ridge of peaks which includes Naya-Kanga 5,846m and Gangchempo, Tilman's beautiful Fluted Peak.

Beyond it continues to the Jugal Himal, ending with Dorje Lakpa (6,980m / 22,929ft), extending further east on the upper meadows of the Langtang range ends in a huge and massive mountain wall, forming the border with Tibet.
 
Day 08:           Trek to Ganja La Phedi 4,300 m - 05 hrs.
Morning walk along with the awesome views of surrounding mountains, then leaving Kyanjin Gompa to begin an adventurous trip, after an hour walk cross the Langtang River and then an uphill steep climb through rhododendron forests to reach an icy path and finally to the flat ground at Ganja La Phedi (bottom) for overnight camping around the summer pasture of the local Yak herders.
Afternoon free to rest and preparation for the next big day of trekking towards Helambu area via Gnaja la pass.
 
Day 09:           Cross  Ganja La pass  5,122 m / 16,800 ft descend to Keldang 
               4,250 m - 06 hrs.

Starting early before the break of dawn and as the weather permits, walk and climb towards Ganja La pass which is quite challenging climb to cross as this pass is covered with snow most of the season and year round, the sun hardly gets through around this hidden place blocked by Nayakanga peak. This area is quite challenging and adventurous, very few trekkers use this route and beyond after the climb and long climb on the icy path passing several small ponds to reach the ridge top of Gnaja la pass, after a hard struggle to the top offering awesome views of surrounding high snow capped mountains and deep valleys, enjoining the fantastic scenery, then the walk leads to a long downhill to reach our overnight camp at a small place of Keldang Kharka.
 
Day 10:           Trek to Dukpu 4,080 m - 05 hrs.
Morning walk in another Langtang region, from here onwards considered as Helambu area, this places are summer grazing places of cattle herders from Helambu villages, soon after breakfast day start with a descend following the main ridge line, quite a moderate walking distance today with mixture of few ups and downs and then reaching a small settlement for overnight camp at Dukpu.
 
Day 11:           Trek to Tarke Gyang 2,590 m - 05 hrs.
After being in complete wilderness, morning walk after leaving Dukpu leads to a charming villages of Helambu at Tarke Gyang, walk first starts with a gentle downhill and then up to a small pass at an altitude of 4,100 m /13,451 ft a vantage spot for outstanding, striking views of Ganesh, Langtang and Jugal Himal mountain range including Mt. Everest can be seen in the far east direction in fine clear weather conditions, from here on following the path with downhill walk through forest of pines and rhododendron trees, then reaching at Helambu’s main and first village for overnight stop at Tarke Gyang with enough time in the afternoon to visit one of the oldest Buddhist monastery of this area.
 
Day 12:           Trek to Sermathang 2,610 m - 04 hours.
Slowly and gently as this adventure comes to an end losing altitude day by day from here onwards on the downhill and flat land walking though beautiful forests and enjoying with a visit in these villages of Helembu area, our walk continues  through many chortens and summer meadows to reach Gangyul a small village, then following the path with wonderful views of green rolling hills and natural vegetation and reaching at Shermathang for overnight stop, this is another pretty Hyalmo village of Helambu area, here with time to visit another old monastery.
 
Day 13:           Trek to Malemchipul Bazaar, drive to Kathmandu - 05 hrs drive
After a wonderful time in the high mountains, valley and pass, today finally concluding this wonderful adventure with a drive to Kathmandu, morning walk begins with an easy descend through warmer area as the trail leads to lower area through flat land till it reaches a newly built Stupa and statue of Guru Rinpoche
( Guru Padmasamvaba one of the main Guru of Ninang pa sect of Buddhism) then slowly descend through pine forest to the village of Kakani. The trail from here continues with a downhill walk till it reaches Dubachaur and further descending to reach a suspension bridge over Melamchi Khola, on arrival at Melamchipul where this trek cones to an end, from here an interesting drive of five hours to reach Kathmandu, on reaching Kathmandu transfer back to respective hotels after a wonderful time in the high hills of Himalaya.
 
Day 14:           International departure for home ward bound.
After a great memorable time and experience with Solukhumbu Treks & Expedition, depart from the hotel to the airport for final departure homeward bound or to respective destinations.

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