Ganja La Pass Trek Itinerary
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
You will be welcomed by one of our team representatives at the airport. He will take you to the hotel and help you with check-in. Later in the evening, you will meet with your guide who will brief you about the program.
Day 02: Kathmandu Valley sightseeing and trek preparation
It is a free day for you. You will visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Swayambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, etc. You will get to see the rich art, architecture, and culture of Nepal during the tour. In the late afternoon, you will arrange equipment for the trip.
Day 03: Drive to Syabrubesi (1467 M)
After having breakfast, you will drive to Syabrubesi, a beautiful village on the bank of the Trishuli River. It is also the starting point of other treks in the Langtang region. The drive will be long on a winding road. You'll get to witness excellent views of Mt. Annapurna (8091 M), Mt. Manaslu (8156 M), and Ganesh Himal (7429 M).
Day 04: Trek to Lama Hotel (2470 M)
After having breakfast, you will trek along the Langtang Khola and ascend towards a ridge. The trail then ascends slowly through lush forests of oak & rhododendron. Further, you will cross a bridge over Langtang Khola and begin ascending on a steep trail. Eventually, you will reach the Lama Hotel where you will stop for the night.
Day 05: Trek to Langtang village (3430 M)
Leaving Lama Hotel behind, you will begin trekking and enjoying the beautiful landscape and lovely waterfalls. The trail will take you to the green meadow of Ghoda Tabela from where you will get to see a glimpse of the Langtang range (7234 M). Further, we will ascend passing by small villages, and reach Langtang village for a night's stay.
Day 06: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3870 M)
The trek today begins with a gradual descent to Kyanjin Gompa. It is one of the most important and oldest monasteries in the Langtang region. On the way, you will pass by several Chortens, prayer wheels, and colorful prayer flags. Further, you will pass by sacred mounds of rocks with inscriptions carved on them and reach Kyanjin Gompa.
Day 07: Acclimatization day and explore Tserko Ri (4984 M)
Today, you will wake up early and have breakfast. After that, you will go on a short excursion to Tserko Ri from where you will get to see wonderful views of the surrounding peaks.
Day 08: Trek to Ganja La Phedi (4300 M)
After taking breakfast, you will start our trek to Ganja La Phedi. From today the trek will be tough for a couple of days. By crossing the Langtang River, you will ascend the trails through the alpine grasslands and rocks. You will continue the ascent until Ganja La Phedi.
Day 09: Trek to Keldang (4250 M) via Ganja La pass (5130 M)
Today is the day of the pass which is the hardest as well. Early in the morning, you will set out to Ganja La Pass. you will walk on steep uphill rocky trails through the moraines until reaching Ganja La Pass. The trails are quite difficult and dangerous as it is narrow in many parts. For this, there are chains attached along the trail for safety. The view from the pass is extraordinary. Then we start to descend to Keldang. The descent on a steep trail is also equally difficult as ascending the pass.
Day 10: Trek to Dhukpa (4040 M)
You will begin our trek to Dhukpa which consists of mild ascent and descent. You will trek towards the valley along the ridge and through the alpine grasslands finally to Dhukpa.
Day 11: Trek to Tarke Gyang (2590 M)
Leaving Dukpa behind, you will start the trek to Tarkegyang which is a large Sherpa village in the Helambu region and you will start to see more vegetation. You will descend slowly in the initial part and pass by huge pasture land in front of the Yangri Peak. Then, you will descend down to Tarkegyang through the Pine and Rhododendron forest. Later in the evening, you can visit the old monastery of Gekye Gompa.
Day 12: Trek to Kakani (1996 M)
After breakfast, you will walk through the forest mostly on a straight trail till Sermanthang via Ghangyul. You will pass by monasteries, chortens, and huge Buddhist stupas as well. Then you will descend slowly to Kakani with a wide view of the valley and spectacular mountain views. Today, you will have to walk on a vehicle road in some places.
Day 13: Trek to Melamchi Bazaar and drive to Kathmandu (1350 M)
Passing by several villages and terraced fields, you will descend to Melamchi Pul. you will walk on a vehicle road in some places. From there, you will take a scenic drive to Kathmandu. Later in the evening, you will join a farewell dinner organized by the company.
Day 14: Final departure
After having breakfast, one of the members of our team will take you to the airport for your flight back to your home.