Kathmandu- Syabribesi- Lama Hotel- Mundu- Kynagjin Gompa- Tserko Ri- Ganja La Phedi- Keldang- Yak Kharka- Tarke Gyang- Sermathing- Melamchi Bazar- Kathmandu
The Langtang Valley Trek with Ganja La is a challenging and at the same time rewarding trek of Nepal. Therefore, it is not a big surprise for anyone to stay longer on the trip. You can walk for a short time, especially with older children to observe things around them. This trek is for people of every age group. However, you should be interested in the trek. This journey is very valuable with incredible alpine scenery, engaging culture, and comfortable accommodation. Walking is not that exhausting with all those beauties around.
You will be passing through Ganja La Phedi crossing the Ganja La Pass. The trip passes with the heritages of Tamang and Sherpa that welcome you with warm culture. There is terraced farmland that provides you an insight into the traditional farming of Nepal. Farming and cattle rearing is the major occupation of local people residing in the villages. Langtang Valley is popular as the valley of Glaciers. It lies about 70 miles north of Kathmandu. On top of that, there are the giant Himalayas that add beauty to nature. The valley is home to many rare animals of Nepal such as the Red Panda and Snow Leopard.
On the way, you will be observing Mt. Langtang Lirung, Mt. Ganesh, Dorje Lakpa, etc. This trek is an easy choice and includes a very minimal cost compared to other treks. The villages provide you the knowledge of the unique culture and tradition of the Sherpa and Tamang communities. The valley is also well-known for its cheese factory. It is made from Yak’s milk. Similarly, Kyanjin Gompa is an important religious landmark. People residing here mostly follow Tibetan Buddhism. You will enjoy the comfortable and enjoyable trek that provides you pleasure and knowledge at the same time.
You can change this itinerary, services, accommodation, duration of this trip etc.to suit your needs and budget. The choice is yours. Let us help you tailor your perfect holiday.
A representative from our office will pick you from the airport after you arrive in Kathmandu. He/She will take you to our hotel. In the afternoon, we may visit the office or take a rest if you are too tired. You will also be provided a welcome dinner hosted by our institution. You will be served authentic Nepali cuisine that tells you the Nepalese culture. You will stay overnight in Kathmandu.
We will start a guided tour to several historical attractions in Kathmandu. They are also scheduled as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You will get an opportunity to visit the historic Durbar Square, the Pashupatinath (commonly known as sacred Hindu temple) the Swayambhunath, and Bouddhanath, etc. Bouddhanath is said to be one of the major stupas in the world. At noon, you will get your equipment checked by the climbing leader. We will stay overnight in Kathmandu.
We will be reaching Syabrubesi after 7 hours of the drive towards the north of Kathmandu. We will be taking a jeep or bus from Kathmandu. We can observe the gorgeous scenery of Trishuli Bazar and Dhunche on the way. You can observe the beautiful Himalayan peaks of Annapurna, Manaslu, and Ganesh as we cross Kakani. Similarly, the terraced green hills and lush forests make your drive very pleasurable. We will stay overnight at Syabrubesi.
7 hrs drive
You will be provided for breakfast in the morning. After that, we will be heading towards the first part of the path. The path crosses through the Bhotekoshi River and follows the Langtang River. We ford the river through a suspension bridge. After that, the trekking path climbs to Bamboo forests. It passes through the landslide region. The trek provides you scenic wilderness. You will be treated to the sight of native wildlife. They include Langur monkeys, Himalayan black bears, and red pandas. We will stay overnight at Lama Hotel.
We will be having our breakfast in the morning. After that, we will leave the Lama Hotel behind to reach Langtang valley. We will be crossing through Ghodatabela. You will be embraced by the amazing beauties of nature around. On the way, you will get to observe dense rhododendron forests, the exquisite Langtang River, and some glimpses of Mt. Langtang Lirung. We arrive at the Langtang village after we ascend alongside the Langtang river. This largest settlement is mostly inhabited by Tamangs. We then move forward Mundu from Langtang village. The overnight stay will be at Mundu.
Our walk today is shorter but more exciting. You can see the famous cheese factory on your way. This day we will be hiking to Kyangin Re. We will scale the glacial moraine and therefore the trek will be one of the most exciting moments. You can observe the amazing views of the Kyanjin Gompa. The trek becomes even more exhilarating when you see the icefall flowing from Langtang Lirung Mountain. The Kyangin Gompa is considered a famous Buddhist monastery. It is the place of utmost significance to the local community.
Today, we relax embracing nature and its beauty. We will explore Kyanjin Gompa and the local businesses around. We will most probably go for a hike to Tserko-Ri. You can enjoy the breathtaking view of the Langtang range. You may even observe other smaller peaks. Do not forget to take your camera there. You will regret if you forget to capture those beautiful moments. The overnight stay will be at Tserko Ri.
Today, you will ascend through the paths with sparse vegetation. We will get the opportunity to cross a suspension bridge over Langtang Khola. In this way, we arrive at Chhana Lake. You may observe this beautiful lake with other team members. Chhana lake is very famous in this region. We then make a tiring walk through the bare hills. We arrive at Ganja La Phedi where we will be resting for the night.
We will set out for our rigorous walk to reach Keldang. We will go through Ganja La pass for reaching our final destination. Ganja La Pass is covered with snow throughout the year. This is the hardest part of the trip because you will have to walk through the icy and slippery path. We will then descend our trip to reach Keldang after crossing Ganja La Pass. We will stay overnight at Keldang.
Today, we will make our way from Keldang to Yak kharka. You will be provided for breakfast in the morning. This path consists of many highs and lows. You will descent towards the valley along the ridge. We will take you through an easy walk on the grasslands that takes you to Yak Kharka. The place is very beautiful where you may observe the lifestyle of ethnic people. The overnight stay will be at Yak Kharka. However, we will be prepared for our trip the next day.
We will be continuing our descent today. The trip will take you to several holy places or religious monuments. You will hike towards the bridge to cross the Melamchi Khola River. Then we will move forward towards the indigenous Hyolmo village of this region. We will be walking along a ridgeline trail. We will spend our night at a teahouse. We will also be preparing for our next trek tomorrow.
On this day, we will be traveling uphill along a dirt road. You will be walking through the forests to reach the settlement of Sermathang. The route is a steady ascent through the forest until you reach your destination. Once you reach the town, you will notice several important things. There you will see few monasteries as well as impressive views of the Dorje Lhakpa peak and the Panch Pokhari lakes. Similarly, you will get the opportunity to catch the glimpse of Jugal Himal which is towards the northeast. You will stay in a comfortable hotel at night.
Today, we will descent from Sermarthing to Melamchibazzar. Here the Melamchi Khola and Indrawati Khola join. You can go for a food hunt and try some other new experiences at Melamchibazzar. The overnight stay will be at Melamchibazzar where you will be provided good accommodation. Our trekking journey ends from today. Our path drops down through Thimbu where you will meet the road. After that, you will find your ground transportation back to Kathmandu. From there, a quick bus ride takes us back to Kathmandu. If you are too tired, you can relax and celebrate the highly rewarding trek. We will stay overnight in Kathmandu.
On this day, we may also go for a short tour to Kathmandu valley as there are various important sites such as Patan Durbar Square, Hanuman Dhoka, Bhaktapur, etc. We will have a farewell dinner in the evening to celebrate the successful journey. The overnight will be at Kathmandu. You can buy some other essential items for the flight through Kathmandu if you want.
Our journey in Nepal comes to an end from today. Our representative will guide us to the airport about 3 hours before our planned flight. On our way home, we have an abundance of time to map our next adventure in the astonishing country of Nepal.
Trekkers will enjoy 3 hearty meals on each day of the trek. You will have breakfast and dinner at the same lodge where you will stay at night. You will be provided lunch at teahouses or small restaurants along the way. You can easily choose your favorite food from the menu provided to you. Our leaders will make sure that you are provided with the right foods. You will be given fresh and organic fruits. They may be brought from Kathmandu or locally sourced in the villages. Your diet will comprise complex carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. We may arrange vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and kosher diets with prior notice.
Many travelers also might think about who they are traveling with. You don’t have to worry about this. You will be traveling with compatible travelers from all around the globe. There is no such age limit for doing this trek. The only thing is you need to be healthy and have the willingness to trek. Your previous hiking experience, as well as mental fitness, counts a lot. We will be trying to include the same age group persons in a group so that the hiking pace among trekkers matches.
Besides, altitude sickness has been a major problem for most of the visitors. Here are the few tips that are tried and tested by our professional leaders:
Safety and Security
Here are the few measures that you can implement to ensure safety:
You will be provided the following trekking equipment by our office
You will be provided an experienced guide for a group of 1-5. However, for the group of 6-12 individuals, you will have 2 professional guides. The package consists of 2 porters for every 2 individuals. You need to pack your bags lightly because you will not be able to carry heavy loads along with the trek. You will not be able to enjoy your journey in the Himalayas unless you pack wisely. You will be sleeping in small lodges and tea houses during the entire trip. Please be prepared with the right clothes as per the season. It will get colder at the higher elevations especially during winters. You can also consult us or simply visit our comprehensive packing list for the Langtang Valley trek in Nepal.
The trek is considered a beginner level trek. Therefore, it requires no prior experience. Anyone with good mental and physical health conditions is eligible to trek. The trek is ideal for families, kids, and even elderly people. You will be given a brief informative session before the start of our trip. The session will provide you information on everything that you need to know about the location.
This trek in Nepal is completely safe and has very minimal requirements. However, some possibilities of threats will be discussed by our experts. We encourage every traveler to take a professional training guide. They will provide you information regarding locations as you go.
You can expect an amazing trekking experience during your entire journey. You will be walking through the subtropical to alpine climatic zones. You will get to experience rural Tamang and Sherpa heritage. The mighty Himalayas of Langtang range and a visit to Kyagin Gompa will make you delighted from inside.
You will be provided several booking options that include such as online booking, wire transfer, or cash on arrival. Similarly, we suggest you go through our booking policy. It is better to read every policy thoroughly before you head to the payment. Please feel free to get in touch with us in case of any other queries.
We will run our booked trips under normal circumstances. You will still be going on the trip even if other hikers cancel at the end moment. We will not cancel the whole trip even if there are fewer participants. Please note that we will not be continuing the trip if there is a political riot, natural disasters, pandemics, epidemics or catastrophes, etc.
You will be guided by experts who are experienced and have been to camp multiple times for years. Our guides are locals who communicate in English. They acquire deep knowledge of the mountain, people, culture, hygiene, and safety.
The food is usually our conventional Nepali lunch which is Dal (lentil Soup), Bhat (Boiled Rice), Veggies and Achar (pickle). You may taste local or seasonal fruits available in the villages as per your wish.
Yes, the trek is fixable. We can definitely continue to other trekking as per guest request. However, visit to other trekking sites may include additional charges.
15 Days from US $1300
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