Langtang Ganjala Pass trekking – itinerary
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m).
Upon your arrival at Kathmandu airport, you will be greeted by one of our trek leaders and transfer to hotel. Rest of the time will be free for refreshment. In the evening, join the welcome dinner with live culture show. Overnight at hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing.
After breakfast, meet your tour guide in the lobby and start a guided tour including Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Monkey Temple, Pashupatinath Temple and Baudhanath Stupa. In the evening, we organize a small meeting to introduce your trekking crew and settle the outstanding balances. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Drive from Kathamndu to Syabru Bensi, 8 to 9 hours drive by bus or private jeep.
After breakfast, we take a local or private bus drive to trekking starting point. Syabrubesi is about 8 to 9 hour drive which provides mountain scenery and landscape. Overnight at a lodge.
Day 04: Trek from Syabru Bensi to Lama Hotel, 5 to 6 hours walking.
We trek through a variety of small villages and tracts of dense forest, the trek becomes a pleasant walk through trees where Langur monkey (The honey hunter animal) frolic, passing a sice stream and small waterfalls. Overnight at a lodge.
Day 05: Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang valley, 5 to 6 hours walking.
From here short climb brings us to the right of where the Langtang valley begins as we start going up we will be able to see the beautiful view of Langtang Lirung peak. It is easy to find yak and the wild goats wondering around you. Overnight at a lodge.
Day 06: Trek from Langtang to Kyangjin Gompa, 5 to 6 hours walking.
A beautiful town which provide excellent panoramic close up view of Langtang Lirung Genjempol, Ganjala and Naya Kenga Himal ranges. A visit to cheese factory, see the beautiful Buddhist Monastery built 400 years ago. It is a good experience to try to climb to Tsergo Ri (5033m). Overnight at a lodge.
Day 07: Rest day at Kyangjin Gompa.
Rest day at Kyangjin gompa to explore around the glacier and Himalayan Yak pasture. We can try climbing some small trekker's peaks from this vantage. Overnight at a lodge.
Day 08: Trek from Kyangjin Gompa to Ngegang, 5 to 6 hours walking.
Tremendous 4100m climb up through a rhododendron forest and junipers towards the Ngegang yak pastures. Overnight at a basic shelter or tented camp.
Day 09: Trek from Ngegang to Ganjala Pass (5200m) to Keldang, 6 to 7 hours walking.
The ascent to the pass is quite difficult and challenging, following a streams at first, and continuining over snow and rocks, we scrambled the last 100m on a steeps and snowy slope. The pass provides a majestic panoramic view of the Langtang Lirung and the snowy summits of the Tibetan border. Overnight under tent.
Day 10: Trek from Keldang to Dukpu, 5 to 6 hours walking.
Today's walk is mostly ascent and descent along the ridge trail. Enjoy the lush forests, beautiful landscapes and Himalayan vistas. Overnight under tent.
Day 11: Trek from Dukpu to Tarkeghyang, 5 to 6 hours walking.
At the beginning of our trek we climb to reach a pass from where we can have another great view over the Himalayas, from here descent towards the Helambu valley mostly walking through a fir and rhododendron forest. Overnight at a lodge.
Day 12: Trek from Tarkegyang to Sermathang, 4 to 5 hours walking.
A flat pleasant trail to Shermathang, this is an entering Sherpa village and they will be happy to introduce themselves that they are different from the Sherpa of Khumbu(Everest region) In the clear day the villages provide good views of Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Gosainkunda and Rolwaling even Everest too in a distance. Overnight at a lodge.
Day 13: Trek from Sermathang to Melamchi Bazaar, 2 to 3 hours walk and 5 hours drive.
Today the trail gradually descends all the way to Melamchi Pul Bazaar through meadows and cultivated fields. On the way, we come across several old villages. With the spectacular Mountain View, we will get to interact with local and friendly people. Drive back to Kathmandu by bus or private vehicle.
Overnight at hotel.
Day 14: Free day in Kathmandu.
Breakfast will be at hotel, today is a free day for shopping and stroll around. In the evening, join the farewell dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant and celebrate the trek with your trekking crew. Overnight at hotel.
Day 15: Final departure.
After breakfast, we will drop you to international airport for your onward flight, wish you have a safe and sound flight and hope to see you again in the future..