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Ganja-La Pass Trek

Ganja La pass trek is also known as Ganja La pass trekking trip, trek in Ganja La and trekking in Ganja La. Ganja La pass trek is a 15-day long trekking package that takes you to one of the most difficult passes in Nepal. It requires full equipments, knowledgeable guides, porters, adequate acclimatization and some mountaineering experience to conquer Ganja La Pass Trek.
Ganja La Pass Trek takes you through rock and desert shrubs set against a background of a drop of snow-capped peaks. Reaching Ganja La Pass requires crossing through High Mountain which sometimes requires the use of ice axe and crampons. The route passes through varied landscapes including rice terraces and giant rhododendron and fir forests. Our course takes us back beyond the sacred lakes of Gosainkunda, an important place of pilgrimage, and by a causeway that leads almost to the edge of Kathmandu itself.
According to a legend, a lama following a runaway yak discovered the valley, hence the name-Lang (Tibetan name for YAK), Tang (more currently "Dhang" means to follow). Just after the monsoons, this tour offers great views of the great peak of Langtang Lirung (7246m) which dominates the upper valley and straddles the Tibetan border. Ganja La Pass acts as Bird Observatory and is covered with blooming flowers during spring season.
Views of Langtang Ri, Ganesh Himal and Lang Sisa , ascent of Chorkari Ri (5050m), panoramic view of 10 peaks over 6000m, views of the floated ice-Gyanghempo and opportunity to follow extensive glacier system makes Ganja La pass trek more alluring.

Itinerary Outline
Day0 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
Day 03: Drive to Syabru Besi
Day 04: Trekking to Lama Hotel
Day0 5: Trek to Langtang
Day0 6: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa
Day0 7: Rest day in Kyanjin Gompa
Day 08: Trek to Ngegang Kharka
Day 09: Trek to Ganjala Pass (5200m) and to Keldang
Day 10: Trek to Dukpu
Day 11: Trek to Tarke Gyang
Day 12: Trek to Sermathang
Day 13: Drive back to Melamchi and to Kathmandu
Day 14: Kathmandu free day
Day 15: Final departure from Kathmandu
 

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
You will find our representatives there at the Tribhuvan International Airport, ready to greet you when you land in at the International Airport of Kathmandu. They will receive you with your name and take you to the hotel where you will be briefly explained about the itinerary package.

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu
On the second day, you will be taken out for an excursion to some of the chief sites in and around Kathmandu. Visits include temples of Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath and Bauddhanath and Durbar squares of Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur.

Day 03: Drive to Syabru Besi (1600m)
Syabru Besi is the initial starting point for Langtang trekking. It takes about 8 to 9 hours of drive from Kathmandu to reach Syabru Besi along the Prithvi Highway covering the distance of 117km. The way offers scenic views of mountain and rice terrains. Plenty of shops and lodges crowd the Syabru Besi Bazaar, which is a hub for Langtang trekking.

Day 04: Trek to Lama Hotel
The trail departs from main road and descends to a camping area below the town from the track opposite to the Hotel Village View. We will then cross the suspension bridge over Bhote Koshi and climb until Thulo Syabru. Later, after arriving in bridge over Langtang Khola, we will climb further up to set of six lodges at Changtang which is known by the name of Lama Hotel (2480m). We will spend the night at Lama Hotel

Day 05: Trek to Langtang
From Lama Hotel, we will take a short climb to reach the point of origin of Langtang valley. We can enjoy the scenic beauty of Lirung from the valley. The track passes through forest to reach the pasture land where yak and the wild goats can be seen grazing. We will stay in a camp at Langtang overnight.

Day 06: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3860m)
Today’s journey starts from Langtang Valley. We will then ascend uphill to pass through Sindum and Yamphu (3640m). Later we will cross Laja Khola and reach to a viewpoint from where Kyanjin Gompa and icefall from Lirung and Kinshung can be viewed. Ultimately we will lower down to Kyanjin Gompa. Kyanjin is famous for the presence of an old Tibetan style monastery which is the major source of attraction for most of the Langtang trekkers.

Day 07: Rest day in Kyanjin Gompa
We will take rest from strenuous journey and ease our aching muscles. If you like, you can explore around the glacier or take a short trek to the Himalayan Yak pastures. Kyanjin Gompa offers a close- up view of Langtang Lirung, Genjempol and Kenga Himal ranges. Cheese factory, Buddhist monastery and Tsergo Ri (5033m) are other sites worthy visiting.

Day 08: Trek to Ngegang Kharka (4430m)
This day we will cross the Langtang Khola and then climb up a steep hill and pass through rhododendron and juniper forest to reach a meadow with lush green vegetation where we can see yak grazing. We will stay overnight at Ngegang Kharka.

Day 09: Trek to Ganja La Pass (5200m) and to Keldang
We will cross the rivulets and continue our journey through snow and rocks till we reach Ganja La pass. The pass offers majestic views of Langtang Himal and Lirung. We will then lower down to enter Yangri Khola Valley. We will then cross stream and pass through meadows to reach Kaldang where we will stay overnight.

Day 10: Trek to Dukpu (4080m)
Today we will lower down from a long ridge and undergo series of ups and downs before we reach a valley. Later we will follow the ridge through small settlements till we reach to Dukpu where we will stay for overnight.

Day 11: Trek to Tarke Gyang
We will first ascend uphill to reach a pass where we can have another point of view of the great over the Himalayas. We will then pass through a forest of spruce and rhododendrons and lower down to reach Tarke Gyang- the large Sherpa Village.

Day 12: Trek to Sermathang (2590m)
The trek for today begins by passing through the pretty Sherpa Village- Gangyul (2520m). The trail then drops down a bit and then climb up to reach forest. We will then cross the stream before reaching Chumik. From Chumik we will ascend to village of Sermathang.

Day 13: Drive back to Melamchi Bazaar (880m) and to Kathmandu
We will drop down the hill and pass through settlements of Nigale, Gyalsha and Raithani Gyang(2290m). We will then pass through pine forest to arrive to village of Dubha Chaur from where we will reach Melamchi Pul Bazaar. We will drive back to Kathmandu from Melamchi Bazaar. We will spend our night in our hotel at Kathmandu.

Day 14: Kathmandu free day
Today is a free day. Ease yourself up. Spend the day either relaxing and recovering from the strenuous travel or pay a visit to Thamel to buy souvenirs to your beloved ones back home. You will enjoy dinner amid cultural dance performed in your honor.
Day 15: Final departure from Kathmandu
The long travel formally concludes this day. You will be assisted in your last moment preparation and transited to Tribhuvan International Airport. We bid you farewell and expect to serve you again!!


 

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