Langtang Valley and Ganja-la Trek
Langtang Valley and Ganja-la Trek: Great Adventurer Treks & Expeditions trekking invites you to a great classic adventure towards central Himalayan region Langtang & Ganja-la trekking and traversing in between high peaks of Langtang region.
Great Adventure Treks & Expeditions starts from Kathmandu by bus to Syabrubesi, to begin this grand adventure towards Langtang Himal area, taking the direct approach via the Langtang Khola, then trekking for days on gradual winding path through the dense forest of oaks, birch, pines, and rhododendron, to reach at Kyangjin Gompa 3,749m. Kyangjin is a perfect base for acclimatization in a beautiful surrounding of high snow covered mountains and plans explorations and climbs of the upper valley. Good acclimatization days are spent exploring the upper Langtang valley, first explored by Tillman when he was scouting routes into Tibet. These upper meadows are grazing for Yaks and home to large herds of thar, the valley ending in a massive wall of mountains, forming the border with Tibet.
After a good time in Kynagin at Langtang Valley, our route leads to the Chimsedang Lekh and the Kangjal Himal, to set a high camp below the Nayakanga peak and Ganja La 5,121m. From this pass a possible way to cross from Langtang valley towards Helambu region with stunning views of the great mountains flanking the Langtang valley, including Ganchenpo (6387m), Dorje Lakpa (6990m), Pemthang Karpo Ri (6830m), Langtang Lirung (7245m) and across the border in Tibet rises the huge bulk of Shishapangma (8046m). After the pass of Ganja-la adventure leads to the charming villages of Helambu before ending the tip near Kathmandu. A scenic drive leads to Kathmandu completing this adventurous trip of a lifetime with Great Adventure Treks & Expeditions to Langtang Valley & Ganjala.
Trip Highlights: “Crossing of high Ganja-la pass in midst of towering Himalayan mountains & stunning alpine valley, perfect natural harmony & tranquility, central Himalayan location, traditional culture & Buddhist religion, pristine forest, an area of the red pandas, and in the close backdrop of the high Langtang Himalayan range.”
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu 1,300m. and transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Half day sightseeing tour of Kathmandu.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi 1,460m. 7 hours.
Day 04: Trek to Lama Hotel 2,420m. 5 hours.
Day 05: Trek to Langtang village 3,430m. 3 hours walk.
Day 06: Trek to Kyangin Gompa 3,850m. 3 – 4 hours.
Day 07: Rest-Day for acclimatization at leisure for a hike around.
Day 08: Traverse Ganja-la 5,121m. descend towards Keldrong Kharka.
Day 09: Trek to Kharka before Dukpu. 4,023m.
Day 10: The Kharka before Dupku to Tarkeghyang 2,560m. 6 – 7 hrs.
Day 11: Trek to Sermathang 2,621m. 4 – 5 hrs.
Day 12: Trek to Melamchi Pul 840m. 3 – 4 hrs and Drive to Kathmandu 2hrs.
Day 13: Transfer to Airport for International departure.