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  • Duration14 Days / 13 Nights
  • Difficulty LevelTechnical Challenging
  • Max Altitude5,122 M (16,805 ft)

For the more adventurous trekker, we offer the 14 days Langtang Ganjala Pass Trek. Our journey begins at Sybru Bensi and ends at Melamchi Pul Bazar. From Sybru Bensi, you will follow the Langtang River to the east until you get to Kyanching Gompa (3,049.). Some 5 km to the south of Kyanching Gompa are the peaks of Naya Kanga (5,846m) and, to the southeast, Ponggen Dooku (5,930m). Kyanching Gompa is surrounded by Mt Langtang Lirung (7245m ) on the west, Yala peak on the north, Dorje Lakpa(6966m), Urkeinmang(6387m), Loenpo Gang (6979) and Kangchenpo on the northeast. In Kyanjing Gompa there is a small Buddhist monastery and a cheese factory started in 1955 by the Swiss Association for Technical Assistance that can be visited.

We then begin our trek across Ganjala pass, where you will find stunning views of Langtang Lirung and the Tibetan peaks. Much of this route is spent above 3,000m (10,000ft) with the highest point of this trek at 5,122m. A brief technical section of Ganjala (the last few 100m of the pass) is precarious, therefore we use a rope for safety by our experienced guide is secured, leaving you feeling like the many mountaineers on their expeditions in the Himalayas. Don't worry, no prior experience is necessary, just your courage! As there are no lodges or villages for three days along the way, the group will be fully organized for camping; a true backpacking experience in the mighty Himalayas.

Culturally, the people living in Langtang are of Tibetan origin, though they introduce themselves as Tamang or Gurung. After passing the Ganjala Pass, the trail takes you to Malemchigaon and Tarke Ghyang. People here follow the Buddhist religion so you will find many old Buddhist monasteries in the villages. The sight's smell and sounds throughout this trek will inspire inner peace and tranquility. Tarke Ghyang is another Sherpa town along the way, which bears its own story.

The town name means the temple of 100 horses and was taken from the name of a temple established in 1727 by a Lama, who was called on by the king of Kathmandu (Kantipur) to stop an epidemic. As his reward, the Lama asked for 100 horses, which he brought here. The local temple, rebuilt in 1969, was beautifully built with Bhutanese- style architecture. We then continue to descend into the valley to end our journey and celebrate our hard work together back in Kathmandu.

What makes this tour very interesting

  • World Heritage sites visit In Kathmandu.
  • Amazing Langtang Valley and Mountain Peaks.
  • Tibetan Buddhist’s Cultures.
  • Home of Snow Leopard and Rhododendron forest.
  • Beautiful Landscape.
  • Typical Nepalese lifestyle 

Itinerary

  • Day: 1
    Arrive in Kathmandu.

    Upon your arrival at the Kathmandu airport, you will be greeted by a representative from Rugged Trails Nepal who will take to your hotel. Welcome drinks upon arrival at the hotel, free time until 6 pm. Evening welcome dinner in a traditional Nepali Restaurant with authentic Nepali cuisine and cultural program.Overnight in Kathmandu Hotel.

    If you arrive late at night then your dinner will be on the next day.

    • Hotel
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    • Dinner
    • 1300 M
    • Kathmandu
  • Day: 2
    Sightseeing around Kathmandu.

    After breakfast proceeds our short guided sightseeing tour at the Swayambhunath Temple. After Swayambhunath temple, we will visit another UNESCO World Heritage sites Patan Durbar Square, and Buddhist shrine (Bouddhanath), which is also one of the largest stupas in the world.

    After sightseeing drives back to hotel and briefing of our rest of trip plan. At the same time if you have to buy any trekking gears or things for the rest of the days Guide will help take you to the trekking equipment store in Thamel.

    • Hotel
    • 2-3 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast
    • 1300 M
    • Kathmandu
  • Day: 3
    Kathmandu drive to Syabrubesi.
    • Lodge
    • 7 Hour Drive
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 1350 M
    • Syabrubesi
  • Day: 4
    Syabrubesi trek to Lama Hotel.
    • Lodge
    • 6 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 2410 M
    • Lama Hotel
  • Day: 5
    Lamahotel trek to Langtang village.
    • Lodge
    • 6-7 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 3430 M
    • Langtang Village
  • Day: 6
    Langtang village trek to Kyanjin Gompa.
    • Lodge
    • 3-4 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 3870 M
    • Kyanjin Gompa
  • Day: 7
    Trek from Langtang village to Chorkari ri (5050m) and back to Kyangjn Gompa.
    • Lodge
    • 7-8 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 5033 M
    • Kyangyn Gompa
  • Day: 8
    Kyanjin Gompa trek to Ganja La Phedi.
    • Lodge
    • 6 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 4300 M
    • Ganja La Phedi
  • Day: 9
    Cross Ganja La Pass (5122m), from Ganja La Phedi and trek to Keldang.
    • Lodge
    • 6-7 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 4250 M
    • Keldang
  • Day: 10
    Keldang trek to Yak Kharka.
    • Lodge
    • 6 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 4000 M
    • Yag Kharka
  • Day: 11
    Yak Kharka trek to Tarke Gyang.
    • Lodge
    • 6 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 2590 M
    • Tarke Gyang
  • Day: 12
    Tarke Ghyang trek to Sermanthang.


    • Lodge
    • 4 Hour Walk
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 2610 M
    • Sormanthang
  • Day: 13
    Trek to Melamchi Bazaar, Drive back to Kathmandu.
    • Hotel
    • 4 Hour Walk & 2 Hour Drive
    • Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner
    • 1300 M
    • Kathmandu
  • Day: 14
    Final Departure.

    Transferred to the international airport on your flight schedule and if some have extra days in Nepal they can continue with other activities. If any help is needed for further plans feel free to contact rugged trails Nepal team.

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    • NA
    • Breakfast
    • NA
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What's Included

  • Full Board (breakfast, lunch, and Dinner) in Trekking.
  • Accommodation during the trek (local lodge).
  • The government registered English speaking local expert guides, porters.
  • Langtang National park fees, TIMS Card.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu on twin sharing with breakfast.
  • Guided Tour in the city with an expert tour guide.
  • Welcome dinner in the city
  • Equipment clothing for porter & staff.
  • Insurance for all staff & porters.
  • Private & local transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek.
  • First Aid Kit.
  • Langtang Ganjala Pass Trekking Map for each member.
  • Salary, allowances, expenses & insurance for all staff including porters

What’s Excluded

  • Nepal visa - Multiple Entrée 30 days - USD 40
  • Lunch & dinner during hotel stay in Kathmandu
  • Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)
  • Tips, any expenses table drinks, snacks while walking
  • Personal insurance, medical evacuation in case of emergency.
  • Service other than mentioned above
  • Expenses incurred due to accidents, landslide, strikes, political unrest, etc...
  • International airfare and airport taxes.
  • Items of personal nature expenses such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry, mineral water
  • Entrance fees during sightseeing in the city.

Useful Information

  • Ganjala Pass trek is technical and challenging.
  • If you are just looking for Mountain views and want to skip Passes then Langtang valley is a perfect trip.
  • During the heavy snowfall in winter, we will not arrange this trek.