Enjoy the trek to one of the most tranquil and mystical Himalayan destinations in Nepal on the Langtang via Ganja La Pass Trek. Langtang is home to the first Himalayan national park of Nepal and a holy site of Gosainkunda Lake. Langtang Trek takes you through the Langtang Valley and scenic glaciers over the pristine Himalayan pass of Ganja La (5130m).

Langtang Valley is an ancient trans-Himalayan trade center of Nepal that facilitated the trade between India and Tibet. The valley is home to numerous exotic wildlife including the rare species of snow leopard, Clouded leopard, golden jackal, Himalayan wolf, Himalayan Thar, and Asian golden cat. Tamang and Sherpa are the native inhabitants of the Langtang region. Langtang Lirung (7227m), the highest peak in the region, forms a sub-range of Nepalese Himalaya that spans up to Tibet through Shishapangma (8013m). The Tamang and Sherpa inhabitants of the region were formerly the adherents of the ancient Bon religion, today, they mainly follow Tibetan Buddhism.

The Langtang Trek via Ganja La Pass offered by Desire Adventure is a full-board package that covers B&B in Kathmandu at one of the finest hotels, lodging, and meals throughout the trek, an English speaking guide, transportation, national park permits, and trek permits. However, the package can always be customized according to your requirements, budget, or departure. Enjoy the benefit of bigger discounts in a bigger group!

The trek starts with a short drive to Sybrubensi village and heads up the ethnic Tamang villages inside Langtang National Park. You’ll follow the banks of Langtang Khola and Bhote Koshi Khola towards Kyanjin Gompa (3870m). From here, the trail advances through the mountains to Ganja La Pass (5130m) via Ngegang and Keldang. After crossing the mighty Ganja La Pass, you’ll enter Helambu region before heading back to Kathmandu via Melamchi Pul Bazaar.

Info on Altitude Sickness

One of the basic rules on high altitude treks is to climb high and sleep low to avoid altitude sickness. The itinerary is designed to provide acclimatization along the trek and to ensure you remain fit throughout the trip.

What's included

  • Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu at tourist standard hotel with breakfast
  • One full day guided city tour by private vehicle
  • Welcome dinner and farewell dinner at Bhojan Bhumi Restaurant; authentic Nepalese restaurant with traditional entertainment
  • Accommodation during trek (lodge/tea house)
  • Trekking permits and Tims permits
  • Kathmandu- Sybrubesi-melemchi- Kathmandu transport by public bus
  • All meals (Brekfast/Lunch/Dinner) during the trek
  • Seasonable fresh fruits during the trek (served after dinner)
  • Gov. licensed and well trained English speaking guide and his entire expenses
  • A porter (One porter for each 2 members) and his entire expenses
  • Insurance of Guide and Porter
  • All required local tax and Gov tax
  • Down jackets and sleeping bags
What's Excluded
  • Nepal arrival visa
  • Meals in the city except breakfast and above mentioned special dinner
  • Monument entrance fees
  • Your personal nature expenses eg. Mineral water, Beer, Coke and entire beverage etc
  • Travel insurance that covers trip cancelation and Helicopter evacuation
  • Tips and any other extending trips and accommodation

A company representative will welcome you to Nepal at the Tribhuvan International Airport. A short drive through the City of Temples will take you to your hotel. At the hotel, you can rest and unpack your stuff. As the day comes to a close, you can also choose to explore the nearby areas.

Meal Included: Dinner

Highlights of the day: traditional music and dances, Newar heritage, views of the Himalayas on the flight

Today you’ll spend the day preparing for the upcoming trek. Your trek guide will assess your gear and equipment. You can visit the local shops at Thamel to purchase any remaining items including accessories and snacks for the trip. You’ll also meet your staff and discuss the itinerary to better prepare for the trip. In the meantime, we’ll prepare the trek and national park permits.

Meal Included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Highlights of the day: UNESCO world heritage sites, preparations for the trek

After early breakfast, you’ll embark on a jeep and drive from Kathmandu to Sybrubensi village. It may take 6-7 hours’ to drive through the Trishuli Highway and along the Trishuli and Bhote Koshi rivers to reach Sybrubensi. A small village located in Rasuwa district of central Nepal, Sybrubensi serves as the gateway to Langtang Region.

Meal Included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Highlights of the day: views of the Trishuli River, typical village lifestyle, sights of Ganesh and Langtang ranges

You’ll embark on the first day of the trek and advance gradually through the lushly forested trail along the Bhote Koshi River to reach Rimche village. Continuing along the trail beside Langtang Khola, you’ll walk to the nearby village of Lama Hotel. Unlike its name, Lama Hotel is the name of the village and is mostly inhabited by the indigenous Tamang tribe.

Meal Included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Highlights of the day: Langtang National Park, glimpses of Langtang Himalayan Range, Tamang villages on the trail

Leaving Lama Hotel, you’ll continue along the trail and head north towards Langtang village. The trail ascends through the densely forested village of Ghodatabela and then heads to Chyamki village after passing Thangshyap on the way. From here, you’ll trek to Langtang village. It is a small village located on the lap of Langtang Lirung (7227m) and is home to Tibetan Buddhist adherents.

Meal Included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Highlights of the day: Increasing influence of Tibetan Buddhism, Biodiversity of the Langtang National Park, opportunity to sight Red Panda and other rare wildlife

Today you’ll leave Langtang village and head inside the mountainous area to reach Kyanjin Gompa via Mundu and Sindum villages. A discreet village amidst the mountains is home to the oldest Buddhist monastery in the region, Kyanjin monastery. The place also consists of a local cheese factory that remains popular among the locals. From Kyanjin, you can get the close views of Langtang Lirung, Langshisha, and Langtang Ri ranges.

Meal Included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Highlights of the day: Beautiful sights of the Langtang ranges, Tibetan culture, art, and architecture, unique lifestyle and customs 

Today, you’ll make an excursion around Kyanjin Gompa and the surrounding areas. You can choose to either hike to the local peak of Kyanjin Ri (4773m) or Tserko Ri (4984m), or make a long hike to Langshisha Kharka (4080m). From either of these hiking destinations, you can get the amazing views of Langtang Lirung (7227m), Kinshung (6781m), Dorje Lakpa (6966m), Gangchempo (6387m), and Langshisha Ri (6427m). Later, you can choose to visit the local cheese factory and other nearby viewpoints.

Meal Included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Highlights of the day: explore Kyanjin Gompa, views of the Langtang, Dorje Lakpa, and Tibetan ranges, visit Cheese Factory and Langshisha Kharka

Leaving Kyanjin, you’ll head further into the mountains and make way towards Ngegang. From this point, you’ll find no trace of villages or settlements due to the sheer height and roughness of the landscape. You’ll cross Langtang Khola below Kyanjin Gompa and then make a steep climb along the ridge on the south side of the valley. Latter a gentle trail, you’ll walk along the yak pastures to reach Ngegang.

Meal Included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Highlights of the day: trek along off-beat trails in the Langtang Valley, views of Langtang range

Today, you’ll cross the highest mountain pass in the region before heading into Keldang. Leaving Ngegang, you’ll begin climbing the pass mostly covered with snow and ice almost throughout the trail.  Turning south-west, you’ll make the final steep climb to Ganja La Pass (5130m). From the top, you’ll be gifted with the beautiful views of Langtang Lirung (7227m) and Shishapangma (8013m). West of Pass lies Naya Kanga (5844m) or the Ganja La Chuli. You’ll begin descending steeply to Yangri Khola and then head directly to Keldang.

Meal Included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Highlights of the day: cross the Ganja La Pass (5130m) - the highest point on the trek, enjoy the views of the Langtang range, challenging ascent to the top of the pass

A long and strenuous day awaits. Leaving Keldang, you'll begin trekking down the valley along the river before meeting the ridgeline that goes directly to Dhukpu. During winter, it is difficult to find water from Keldang to the bottom of the ridge. You’re suggested to carry packed food for the trail. Overnight at Dhukpu.

Meal Included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Highlights of the day: isolated trekking trail, views of the lush surrounding and Himalayas

Leaving Dhukpu, the trail descends before climbing a pass at 4100m. From the top, you can get the spectacular views of Langtang, Jugal, and Dorje Lakpa ranges. The trail descends through pine and rhododendron forest towards a tiny herder's settlement at Tarkeghyang. You can choose to visit one of the oldest Buddhist monasteries of Gekye Gompa in the area. From here, you’ll continue walking inside Helambu region.

Meal Included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Highlights of the day: views of Yangri Peak, sparse Buddhist-influenced settlements, Sherpa and Tibetan culture, visit Gekye Gompa

Leaving Tarkeghyang, you’ll make a sweep around the wide valley towards the pretty Sherpa village of Ghangyul. The inhabitants of this village practice Drukpa Kagyu Buddhism. The trail drops over a ridge but soon starts climbing again through deep forests and crossing many streams towards the large gompa at Chimighyang. A gentle climb from the village will lead you to the village of Sermathang.

Meal Included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Highlights of the day: trek along with numerous monasteries and Chortens, a surreal vista of the surrounding landscape and the faraway Himalayas

The last of the day trek, the trail climbs all the way down from Sermathang to Melamchi Pul Bazaar, making a drop of almost 1730 meters. You’ll pass through numerous Chortens at Niggle, Nagi danda, and Raithaneghyang before heading down to pine forest. From here, you’ll enter the lowland valleys inhabited by Brahmans and Chhetri. Next, you’ll walk down to Dubhachaur and cross the Indrawati River to reach Melamchi Pul Bazaar.

Meal Included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Highlights of the day: easier descent below 2,400 meters, beautiful trekking trail, thick Hindu and Buddhist settlements

From Melamchi Pul, you’ll embark on your commute and head back to Kathmandu. The drive begins as you follow the Indrawati River and heads southwest towards the capital. It may take almost 5 hours to reach Kathmandu driving via Banepa and Dhulikhel. In the city, you can spend the rest of the day exploring the tourist destinations.

Meal Included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Highlights of the day: sublime scenery on the return drive, views of the Indrawati River, pass popular hill stations like Dhulikhel on the way, shop souvenirs and mementos

As the trip comes to an end, you prepare to exit the nation and head to your next destination. A company representative will assist you with all the necessary procedures and escort you to the airport before your scheduled flight.

Meal Included: Breakfast

Our Guides:

With growing tourism in Nepal, the growth of travel and expedition companies have mounted to its peak. The companies seek the best leaders and guides to compete in the market while giving the best service to the clients. Although there are a numbers of companies promising you the best trip of your life, many neglect giving the knowledge on safety measurements and sustainable tourism to their team. From luxury travels to pocket friendly trips, our team guides deliver you the best of Nepal keeping your schedule, preference and welfare in mind.

Extensive insights on history and culture of the country:

Nepal has abundance of cultural and natural beauty. The charming architecture and rich history of the temples and Stupas are listed under UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Our guides are well learned and experienced to give you insights on the country's hidden history and natural beauty. From world renowned sites to less traveled local areas, we make sure to provide you information on the benevolent locals, culture and lands that stretch out from the mighty Himalayas to the Terai Plains.

Round the clock service:

Our guides provide you exceptional service 24*7 throughout the trek. Weather it requires giving information, helping with communication or any other skills, our team makes sure you get the facilities regardless of timing. We have well trained English speaking guides working in the fields and value your timing and schedule and try to work as compatible as they can. In addition both our office staff and our field staff have exceptional knowledge on the products we offer. With any queries, you can email/ call/ message us as we try to respond as soon as possible. With extensive field study, our office staff constantly communicates with our trekking guides, tour guides and climbing Sherpa’s to update the information in the trekking region.

Licensed with minimum 5 years of experience:

Trekking has been commercialized in the last few years since Nepal was recognized as the most efficient country to trek. With growing commercialization comes competitive market. Nevertheless, our climbing Sherpas and team representatives along with the guides are required to have minimum of 5 years of experience with a certified license.

Importance to Sustainable Tourism:

We value the importance of sustainable economy and development. Thus, we hire local porters, guides and climbers to train them and give them a platform to work for themselves and their family. All our team members belong to local native groups and have been trained for trekking in the Himalayas and other regions of Nepal.

No exceptions with quality and equipments:

Our teams of guides are well trained with proper English speaking and communication skills via education and experience. We are also equipped with first-aid kits and trekking apparatus like oximeters, maps, first-aid kits and mobile phone for emergency.  Perhaps what separates us from others is the relationship our company has with the climbing Sherpa’s and trekking guides.

5:1 Client Guide Ratio

We maintain a 5:1 client guide ratio i.e. with every 5 clients we provide 1 guide. A team leader/guide with be appointed for a team of 5 trekkers in the group. Nevertheless, an assistant leader will also be provided with every addition of 5 pax. You will have 1 porter for 2 trekkers who will be carrying 25-30 kilograms of weight. We wish for your travels to be worthy and adventurous with no difficulties or hurdles. 

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