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14 Days 13 Nights
Availability : ( Mar-May) & (Sep-Dec)
Thamel Kathmandu
Langtang Region
Min Age : 16
Max People : 15

Langtang Ganga La Pass Trek

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  • Wi-Fi: Some Place
  • Maximum Altitude: 5106 m
  • Walking: 5 to 7 hours /day

Overview

The Langtang Ganga La Pass Trek takes you to the beautiful Langtang region and the difficult Ganga La Pass (5,106m). Langtang Valley is a short valley located directly beneath the major Langtang range on the Tibetan border to the north and a lower range of snowy peaks on the Tibetan border to the south. Tserko Ri (5,000m/16,404ft) gives a breathtaking vista of the Langtang Himalaya range.

The Langtang Ganga La Pass Trek walk is difficult yet rewarding, with breathtaking views of nature and Tibetan culture. Despite its proximity to Kathmandu, it is protected and considered the Himalayan’s “best-kept secret.” This walk is one of Nepal’s most diversified treks, with its never-ending company of rhododendron and bamboo forests, spectacular waterfalls, and glorious Himalayas. The Langtang people are thought to have moved from Tibet centuries ago.

Langtang Ganga La Pass Trek is rich in natural beauty, with lush valleys, towering rhododendron, and fir trees exploding with spring color. Langtang National Park protects a range of floral and faunal species, including Himalayan black bears, Red Pandas, and wild boars, as well as unique orchid trees and wildflowers.

Trek Overview:

  • Destination: Ganga La Pass Langtang Valley
  • Starting Point: Kathmandu
  • Ending point: Kathmandu
  • Maximum Altitude: 5,106m at sea level
  • No of Days: 14 days
  • Accommodation: Hotel/Guest House/Camping
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Difficulty: Moderate 
  • Best time: ( Mar-May) & (Sep-Dec)
  • Group size: 1-15 max

Ganga La Trek highlights:

  • A cultural sightseeing tour and exploring the beauty of Kathmandu
  • A fantastic walk across the Langtang region.
  • Trekking across the 5,106 m Ganja La Pass
  • Amazing cultural exploration of the Sherpa and Tamang people.
  • Nature’s enchanting beauty.
  • The Himalayan views are breathtaking.
  • Viewing Langtang Lirung (7,227 m), Langtang Ri (7,205 m), and Dorje Lakpa (6,966 m).

Ganga La Trek Outline Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu  (1400 m)
  • Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu and preparation for the trek
  • Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Shyaphru Besi  (1460 m) 6-7 Hrs Drive
  • Day 04: Trek from Shyaphru Besi to Lama Hotel  (2470 m)  5-6 Hrs Trek
  • Day 05: Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang Village  (3430 m)  5 Hrs Trek
  • Day 06: Trek from Langtang Valley to Kyanjin Gumba  (3870 M) 3 Hrs Trek
  • Day 07: Hike to Kyanjin Ri (4773 m) Or  Tserko Ri (4984 m)
  • Day 08: Trek from Kyanjin Gumba to Ganga La Base Camp (4900 m)  4-5 Hrs Trek (Camping)
  • Day 09: Trek from Ganga La Base Camp Via Ganga La Pass (5106 m) to Kaldang (4270 m)  7 Hrs Trek  (Camping)
  • Day 10: Trek from Kaldang to Yangri Danda (3500 m)  5 Hrs Trek  (Camping)
  • Day 11: Trek from Yangri Danda  to Tarke Ghyang  (2600 m)  5-6 Hrs Trek
  • Day 12: Trek from Tarke Ghyang to Timbu (1580 m)  4 Hrs Trek
  • Day 13:  Drive from Timbu to Kathmandu  4-5 Hrs Drive 
  • Day 14:  Final Departure

Departure & Return Location

Thamel Marga Central Thamel Kathmandu  (Google Map)

Price Includes

  • Airport pick up & final departure by private vehicle.
  • Welcome & farewell cultural dinner.
  • Three nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • A day three meals (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) on your choice from the menu during the treks.
  • Seasonal fruits.
  • Standard tea house during the treks.
  • Equipment as like (sleeping bags, down jackets, duffle bags, walking poles, crampons) to be returned after the trip is complete.
  • All needed ground transportation mention on the itinerary.
  • A strong porter (2:1) one porter carrying two member’s bags including all his meals, accommodation, salary, transportation, insurance & many more…
  • An excellent government licensed holder guide including all his meals, accommodation, salary, transportation, insurance & many more…
  • All needed permit & national park fees.
  • Trekking route map.
  • First aid kid box including oximeter & pulse meter checker.
  • An emergency helicopter rescue services, if in case.
  • An achievement certificate.
  • Government tax & service charge.

Price Excludes

  • Personal expenses as like the phone & camera charging, hot shower, wifi
  • Tips to guide & porter
  • Extra an activities, in case if you have an extra day on your holidays.
  • All kind of drinks as like mineral water, beer, tea, coffee, juice, Coke, Fanta, and hard drinks.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu, in case if you return earlier from the treks.
  • UNESCO entrance fee
  • Lunch & dinner during stay in city.

Complementaries

  • Sleeping Bag
  • Down Jacket
  • Trekking Pole
What to Expect
  • A cultural sightseeing tour and exploring the beauty of Kathmandu
  • A fantastic walk across the Langtang region.
  • Trekking across the 5,130m Ganja La Pass
  • Nature’s enchanting beauty.
  • Amazing cultural exploration of Sherpa and Tamang people.
  • The Himalayan views are breathtaking.
  • Enjoy the speculator views of mountains throughout the journey.
  • Viewing Langtang Lirung (7,234 m), Langtang Ri (7,205 m), and Dorje Lakpa (6,966 m).
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Detail Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu

Maximum Altitude: 1350m/4,429ft

Meals: Dinner

Your flight will arrive at Kathmandu’s Tribhwan International Airport. To better greet you, one of our representatives will be there with a display sign with your name on it. You will be greeted with tika and a garland before being carried directly to the hotel, as per Nepali custom. You can stroll through the streets at your leisure, soak up the ambience, enjoy dinner, and retire to bed.

Day 2: Sightseeing in Kathmandu and preparation for the trek

Maximum Altitude: 1350m/4,429ft

Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast, head to Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath stupa, Boudhanath stupa, and Patan Durbar Square for a full day of touring. We will return you to your hotel once you have completed your sightseeing. You will have one evening free to do shopping and prepare for your adventure.

Day 3: Drive Kathmandu to Shyaphru Besi  (1460 m) 6-7 Hrs Drive

Duration: 6/7 hours

Altitude:1460m
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, we go along the northern route, which has many winding lanes and switchbacks. The 9-hour journey to Syabrubesi passes through vistas, Himalayan scenery, and cultural settlements. We take the route with the breathtaking scenery of Manalsu, Ganesh Himal, and the Tibetan Himalayan range.

Spend the night in Syabrubesi.

Day 04: Trek from Shyaphru Besi to Lama Hotel  (2470 m)  5-6 Hrs Trek

Duration: 6 hours

Maximum Altitude: 2470 m

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We travel beyond Syabrubesi today, ascending for 2 hours through a woodland at the river’s edge. We continue climbing for another 2 hours to Bamboo village (1,850m), where we will have lunch enjoying the views. The Lama Hotel is reached after a steady ascent through a dense bamboo jungle.

Spend the night at the Lama Hotel.

Day 5: Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang Village  (3430 m)  5 Hrs Trek

Duration:  5 hours

Maximum Altitude: 3430m / 11253ft

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast at the hotel, we’ll depart Lama Hotel and travel towards Langtang Valley. The spectacular landscape of dense rhododendron woodland, the beautiful Langtang River, and sights of Mt. Langtang Lirung will surround us (7234m). We arrive in Langtang village after ascending alongside the Langtang River.In Langtang, spend the night in a lodge.

Day 6: Trek from Langtang Valley to Kyanjin Gumba  (3870 M) 3 Hrs Trek

Duration: 3 hours

Maximum Altitude: 3870m / 12697ft

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, we travel to Kyangjin Gompa, the region’s largest monastery. We pass by water mills, prayer wheels, chortens, and a big boulder with prayer inscriptions cut into it. We also stroll across Nepal’s largest Mani wall. We arrive at Kyangjin Gompa after a short climb and examine the Buddhist shrine as well as the surrounding landscapes with amazing Himalayan views.

Spend the night at Kyangjin Gompa.

Day 7: Hike to Kyanjin Ri (4773 m) Or  Tserko Ri (4984 m)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This is the trek’s exploration day, when we relax and take in the scenery. As we explore the Kyanjin area, we’ll visit Kyanjin Gompa and a local cheese factory. We can also embark on a climb to Tserko-Ri (4984m), from whence we can see the Langtang range and other smaller peaks in all their glory. In Kyanjin, spend the night in a lodge.

Day 8: Trek from Kyanjin Gumba to Ganga La Base Camp (4900 m)  4-5 Hrs Trek (Camping)

Duration: 4/5 hours

Max Altitude: 4900m 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

After breakfast, we begin our trip to Ganja La Phedi. We ascend through the Rhododendron woodland after crossing the Langtang River. We arrive at a spot beyond the tree line after crossing the forest. In this area, we can see plants from the alpine tundra family. These locations are generally snow-covered. It will take us longer to trek if the terrain is blanketed in snow. Overnight camping at Ganga La Base Camp

Day 9:Trek from Ganga La Base Camp Via Ganga La Pass (5106 m) to Kaldang (4270 m)  7 Hrs Trek  (Camping)

Duration: 7 hours

Maximum Altitude: 4250m/ 13940ft

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today is the most difficult day of our entire trek. The Ganja La pass is one of Nepal’s most difficult passes. Throughout the year, it is generally covered in snow. The long ascent through the snow at a high altitude can be difficult. When you reach the summit of Ganja La, though, you will be rewarded with breathtaking Himalayan views. Due to snow and ice, descending across the pass can be difficult.

Overnight at Kaldang

Day 10: Trek from Kaldang to Yangri Danda (3500 m)  5 Hrs Trek  (Camping)

Duration:  5 hours

Maximum Altitude: 3,500m/ 12,372ft

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The Ama Yangri summit is ideal for a day trek. This peak, which is located to the north of the settlement, is revered as a deity and the valley’s protector. Pilgrims visit it at all times and it is draped in prayer flags. It can be described as a pristine land for trekkers. To get to and from this mountain, you’ll have to climb and descend a relatively easy 1200 meters. The apex of Ama Yangri Mountain is around 3771 meters, and you’ll have to hike a scenic trail through a rhododendron and pine forest to get there.

Overnight in Yangri Danda.

Day 11:Trek from Yangri Danda  to Tarke Ghyang  (2600 m)  5-6 Hrs Trek

Duration: 5-6 hours

Maximum Altitude: 2,600m/8.530ft

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

In the Ama Yangri phedi, you leave the peak and descend through dense woodland. Along the trail, there are various chortens and prayer flags, which serve as a reminder of the region’s strong Buddhist influence. Once you arrive in Tarke Ghyang, you will notice how lovely this settlement is, which is primarily composed of stones. Tarke Ghyang is where you’ll spend the night

Day 12: Trek from Tarke Ghyang to Timbu (1580 m)  4 Hrs Trek

Duration: 4 hours

Maximum Altitude:1580 m

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today we begin our trip through the jungle, passing by several high waterfalls. The trail continues on through the broad valley. At Parachin and Gangyul, we pass through some Sherpa settlements. We travel from Gangyul to Sermathang. We may go sightseeing around the town here in Sermathang, giving us an opportunity to watch local life. We can also go to the monastery at the village’s highest point. Sleeping tight at Timbu.

Day 13: Drive from Timbu to Kathmandu  4-5 Hrs Drive 

Duration: 4-5 hours Drive

Maximum Altitude: 1350m/4,429ft

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We will drive back to Kathmandu from Timbhu. After we return to Kathmandu, you have the option of resting, souvenir shopping, or touring. We will enjoy a farewell meal with unique cuisine in the evening. Spending night in Kathmandu.

Day 14: Final Departure

Maximum Altitude: 1350m/4,429ft

Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast, take one last look around the capital before boarding your flight. Make sure you return home with your eyes brimming with dazzling memories from your adventure.

Map

Langtang Valley Trek

Langtang Valley with Ganga La Pass Trek Regional Map (Day And Some Places Will Be Different On Map) 

FAQ

There any wildlife to see on Ganga La Trek?

The Langtang National Park is home to a diverse range of wildlife. Himalayan black bears, Himalayan thars, musk deer Snow Leopard, red pandas, and other animals can be found here. Wildlife is well protected in this aera.

How long is Ganga La Trek?

Ganga La Trek extends for 81.33km / 5054 miles in the Northern hemisphere of Nepal filled with breathtaking beauty.

How difficult is Ganga La Trek?

The trek to this territory is of moderate hardships. If you are excited about an adventurous trek, you will be capable of completing this trek without hesitation or difficulty. Some people may become ill as a result of the strong wind and having to hike for 6 or even more hours per day. But the beauty of this place will surpass any hardship.

What are Nepal's visa requirements?

You must first obtain a Nepal visa before traveling to Nepal. Except for India, all international individuals who wish to have it. You can apply for this visa once you arrive in Nepal. Then send your passport, which must be valid for at least six months after the beginning of the tour.

How do I prepare myself for this hike?

You should not be afraid or scared if this is your first trek. It is common for your legs to struggle to adjust to higher altitudes if you have never trekked before. So, since you are not attempting to climb Mount Everest or competing in a mountain race, we advise you not to be overly concerned. You should take it easy because our guide will always be with you. Instinctually, the more prepared you are, the more enjoyable your journey will be.

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Lisa Diesel

Solo Traveller

I did this trek on September last and i love this trek so much on this trek i get 3 night camping and tea houses on other day.On camping we are just 4 people there no body are there and we are out of the busy daily life.i enjoy a lot on this trek.My guide Ishu Chandra Rai and porter Lakpa Tamang and Pemba Sherpa They Take cace of me a lot and they are nice guys. My guide is experience guide and have a lot of experience on this region.Thank you all for your great support to comple this trek.

October 10, 2022
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