Langtang Ganjala Pass Trekking
The Ganjala pass is one of the most challenging passes in Nepal. This wedge in the Himalaya is situated at an altitude of 5160m. Our Langtang trek takes you over this pass as you make your way south from Langtang village which lies at 3500m and where the national park headquarters is located. The route from Gyang in Helambu, require crossing the 5106m Ganja La. The pass is blocked by snow, so local inquiries about its condition , good equipment and mountaineering experience are necessary for safe crossing.
The Helambu village excludes a Tibetan feel and you will see fields enclosed by stone walls as well as herds of yaks, the most important animal for the people here. From Tarke Gyang, we descend to Melamchi Khola before climbing to Pati Bhyanjyang, then trek down to Sundarijal, from here we drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu Airport, Our office representative awaiting you in front of arrival lounge showing yours name Card, transfer to Hotel, we offer complimentary dinner at Hotel 7-8 pm, meet other participants to discuss about trip, Hotel B&B.
Day 02: After BF, Explore Culture tour in Kathmandu, that is includes Boudhanath Stupa perhaps biggest in world’s, Monastery, Pashupatinath Temple, Hindu’s holiest temple and Patan Durbar Square and Swoyambu nath Stupa situated on hillock of Kathmandu from entire Kathmandu Visible and amazing Stupa with its beautiful arts. Hotel B&B.
Day 03: Drive, Kathmandu to Dhunche, Camp. Drive offers beautiful views of Himalayas, small isolated villages, River gorges, water falls, dense forest, rice terraced field and where peoples are working, plough. Camp.
Day 04: Trek, Dhunche to Syabru Gaun( 2100m/6hrs)-Camp. Today we trek through peaceful trail, offers good views of Himalaya, Small Tamang Villages, Once it was busy when road connected to Syabru Bensi, trekkers did not use this trail any more. Starting from Dhunche would help for acclimatization instead getting quickly to Langtang.
Day 05: Trek Syabrugaun to Lama Hotel(2380m/5-6hrs)-Camp. Trail descend along the ridge then drop to the river valley through terraced field and forest, then trail ascend gradually through river valley, offering views of waterfall, dense forest to Lama Hotel.
Day 06: Trek to Langtang Village (3500m/6-7hrs)-Camp. Trail ascend through the boiling narrow River Valley, Today we can see some Langur (monkey), Deer and various species of bird. From Gore table valley widen, mountain are visible, Yaks grazing.
Day 07: Trek, Langtang to Kanjin Gompa (3800m/3hrs)-Camp. Easy couple of hrs trek, enjoying good views of Mountain. We reach Kanjin for Lunch,after lunch we will climb Kanjin Ri 4300m.
Day 08: Acclimatizatin, we will climb to Tserkori to see the outstanding views of surrounding peaks.
Day 09: We will go to Langshisha Glacier to the north east on the Tibetan Frontier and return to Kanjin.
Day 10: Trek, Kanjin Gompa to Ngegang (4000m/3hrs)-Camp. After crossing the wide river valley, trail steeply ascend to Ngegang known as Ganja La Base Camp. We camp on the meadow. To get general ideas about pass, see the picture.
Day 11: Trek over Ganja La Pass 5106m, to Keldang (4270m/8-9hrs)-Camp. Gyanjala pass is flanked by pinnacles mountaineers call gendarmes and toped by prayer flags and large cairn of Rock.
Day 12: Keldang trek to Dukpu 4040m. Overnight at Tented camp.
Day 13: Dukpu trek to Tarky Gyang 2740m. Overnight at Tented camp.
Day 14: Full day rest in Tarkey Gyang with exploring the village. Overnight at Tented camp.
Day 15: Tarke Ghyang trek to Kakani dada 1996m. Overnight at Tented camp.
Day 16: Kakanidada trek to Melamchi Pull Bazaar & Drive to kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 17: Leisure day in Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel
Day 18: Transfer to Airport for your home departure.
- Airport pick up and Drop by private car/van/bus.
- Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley with private car/van/bus.
- Three nights standard accommodation in Kathmandu (Bed & Breakfast).
- Your standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking.
- All necessary paper works and national park entry permits.
- Domestic airport pick up and drop by private car/van/ Flight ticket (Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu).
- All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks.
- Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS).
- An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, porters.
- Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
- Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service.
- Outfitter Nepal’s sleeping bag, down jackets, and walking stick, if necessary.
- Medical supplies.
- All government taxes.
- Nepal entry visa fee. You will require 2 passport size photos.
- Your Travel insurance.
- Food while you are in Kathmandu.
- Entrance fees while sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley.
- Your personal expenses.
- All the alcoholic and non alcoholic Drinks.
- Sweet things like chocolate.
- Hot Shower during the Trek.
- International airfare and airport departure tax.
- Tips for the guide and porter.
Certain basic trekking equipment is essential on all routes I described in this site. Depending on the area and season, I will provide you with a comprehensive list of necessities. Many of the items on the list are available in Nepal. Here is some recommended Equipments List for trekking in Nepal Himalayas.
- Lightweight walking boots.
- If new one is being bought, “walk them in” to avoid blisters. Also bring spare laces.
- A pair of track shoes. To wear in the camp at night or when your boots are wet.
- Warm jacket. Fiber fill or down should be adequate. This is especially essential during winter, from December to February.
- A rainproof jacket with hood or a poncho. Get the one that is guaranteed waterproof.
- Woolen shirts and thick sweaters. During winter months, December through February these items are essential.
- Thick sweaters can be purchased in Kathmandu.
- A pair of lightweight/ heavy weight trousers. Jeans are unsuitable to wear on treks. Cheap loose cotton pants are available in Kathmandu.
- Heavyweight trousers are useful higher up in the mountains in the morning and at night.
- Windproof/ waterproof trousers are necessary on all treks going above 10.00ft.
- Thermal underwear. Which is excellent to sleep in at night in the winter months.
- A tracksuit useful for wearing in camp and in the tent.
- 2 pair of loose fitting long shorts/skirts.
- 1 lightweight long sleeved -shirt is particularly suitable for avoiding sun burn.
- A woolen hat to wear in the morning and at night. During winter it is an essential item.
- A sunhat and ensure it has a wide brim to cover the face and neck.
- Â A pair of gloves. Leather with lining and woolen are best.
- 1 pair of sandals to wear in the cities and in camp.
- 2 pairs of thin and 2 pair of thick woolen socks.
- “Underwear” normal quantity and swimming costume, hankies.
Equipment & Accessories
- Duffle bag or kit bag to carry to gear while trekking.
- Daypack: This is a small rucksack to carry personal requirement for the day e.g. toilet items, camera, film towel, soap, a book etc.
- Water bottle.
- Snow glasses and sunglasses.
- 2-4 large plastic bags to separate clean clothes from dirty ones.
- 6-10 smaller plastic bags to dispose garbage.
- Wallet and /or money belt with compartment for coins.
- Toiletries with large and small towels.
- Toilet paper can be by in Kathmandu and some villages in the mountains.
- Small headlamp and/ or torch with spare batteries and bulbs candles and lighter to burn toilet paper.
- Snow gaiters essential during wither and all treks going over at other times.
- An umbrella (optional), which is quite useful to as a sunshade and useful when it rains.
- Reading materials, camera and film, game items (optional), note book, rubber band, pen and pencil, envelopes, a diary, a calendar, a pocket knife, binoculars (optional), a small pillow or headrest (optional). Thermoses (optional) – an inflatable sleeping mat, trekking map, adequate quantities of passport photographs.
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