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Lantang Ganja La Pass Trek - 14 Days

Ganjala Pass trek
Lantang Ganja La Pass Trek
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The highlight of Lantang Ganja La Pass trek –
 
  • Trek offers the panoramic views of stunning mountains like Langtang, Lirung, Ganesh Himal, Dorje Lakpa. Also Yala Peak, Naya Kang, Gaurishanker along with beautiful Annapurna ranges.
  • During the trail you can also explore such enchanting streams, waterfalls and rhododendron forest with famous monasteries and Cheese factory started in 1955.
  • Influenced by Tibetan culture it is famous for Tibetan with rich in “Tamang” culture. And you can get a great chance to observe this Tibetan culture of this region with their own traditions, languages, and rituals during Lantyang Ganja La Pass Trek.

Trip Summarize –

This trek is the perfect harmony of culture and adventure combined together to provide anyone with the chance to experience this unique mixture. The Langtang Valley which is famous for the presence of Tibetan culture. Buddhist influence in the society with rich in Tamang culture, it is more than less to say, that it is not beautiful and exciting.
 
You can see mountains like Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, Dorje Lakpa, Yala Peak, Naya Kang, Gaurishanker & you can also see Annapurna Range at the far horizon. The valley is an example of how the valleys really should be because we can lose ourselves in nature. While getting an opportunity to see those blooming Rhododendrons, majestic waterfalls, and snow-covered mountain giants. The journey through Ganja la pass is guaranteed to be the adventure of a lifetime because it is dreadfully majestic. Trekking through this pass requires serious few types of equipment, experience and experienced guides too.
 
Lantang Ganja La Pass Trek (5033m\16512ft.) Langtang region provides you the best combination of snow-capped mountains with preserved local heritages and cultures. Sunrise Adventure trek will make your trip memorable from your arrival to departure. You can also do Lantang Gosaikunda helicopter tour.  The journey starts with the adventure in day’s bus ride from Kathmandu – Syabrubesi. The trek begins from Syabrubesi and through the Kanyanjing Gompa – famous for small Buddhist monastery and Quality cheese factory which was started in 1955 by the Swiss Association for Technical Assistance. We then cross, the mighty Ganja La pass (5122 meters), From the top, you can see spectacular views of Langtang Lirung and other Tibetan peaks. After crossing the pass, we reach Kelchung and then to Dukpu (4023m). We descend through Gekye Gompa and reach take Ghyang in Helambu Valley.
 
The trail ends at the Melamchi Pul Bazar in the Helambu region, from where we take a drive to the civilization of Kathmandu. During the Trek, you will also pass through some beautiful rice terraces and many splendid Buddhist monasteries around the delightful villages of Tarke Gyang and Sermathang. Melamchi Pul Bazar is our final destination and finally, now we are ready to come back to Kathmandu.


Outlined Itinerary:

Day1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m)

Day2: Sightseeing & Preparation – B

Day3: Drive Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1440m) – about 8 hrs – B.L.D

Day4: Trek Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2,470m) – about 6 hrs – B.L.D

Day5: Trek Lama Hotel to Langtang (3,430m) –about 5 hrs – B.L.D

Day6: Trek Langtang to Kyanjin Gompa (3,870m) –about 4 hrs – B.L.D

Day7: Acclimatization: Kyanjing Gumba – B.L.D

Day8: Trek Kyanjin Gompa to Naya Kanga BC (4600m) –about 5 hrs – B.L.D

Day9: Trek Naya Kanga to Keldang (4300m) via Ganja La (5,122m) –about 8 hrs – B.L.D

Day10: Trek Keldang to Dukpu (4080m) –about 7 hrs – B.L.D

Day11: Trek Dukpu to Tarkeghyang (2560m) – about 6 hrs – B.L.D

Day12: Trek Tarke Gyang to Sermathang (2,610m) -about 5 hrs – B.L.D

Day13: Trek to Melamchi Pul Bazaar (880m) & Drive Kathmandu –about 4 hrs & 3 hrs – B.D

Day14: Farewell/Departure – B

(Note:  B.L.D, Plan Including / B: Breakfast, L: Lunch & D: Dinner.)


Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m)

Welcome to Nepal – The Land of Himalayas! Our airport representative picks you up from airport and transfers you directly to reserved hotel. A small meeting will be held in the evening to introduce with climbing guides and other staffs. Also, we discuss about the upcoming adventure depending upon your arrival time.

Day 2
Sightseeing & Preperation

We do sightseeing around Kathmandu along with the preparation for climbing. Sightseeing includes tour around Swayambhunath (monkey temple), Bauddhanath (Buddhastupa), Pashupatinath/Biggest Hindu Temple & Patan Durbar Square. We pack all the necessary equipments after the approval of licensed climbing guide before heading for climb.

Day 3
Drive Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1440m) – about 8 hrs

After breakfast, we drive out along the north-western mountains of Kathmandu. Enjoy the Himalayan views and marvel at the unique lifestyle through the terraced fields and rural towns Lunch on the way before proceeding further to Dhunche to Syabrubesi. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge.

Day 4
Trek Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2,470m) – about 6 hrs

Follow the Langtang Khola River. Pass through the thick woodlands. Cross a few suspension bridges, Pass teahouses & some rivers and forests, we reach Lama Hotel. The trail looks steep, this anticipates all the excitements and make sure you are enjoying the trip. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge.

Day 5
Trek Lama Hotel to Langtang (3,430m) –about 5 hrs

After breakfast, trek proceeds along thick woods. The trail begins to get steeper and we pass though the forest of oaks, hemlocks, maples and rhododendrons. Then we pass two lodges in the forest at Gumanchowk, from where we climb to Nepal Army post and national park checkpoint at Ghoda Tabela. After that we ascend gradually to reach Tamang village – this small village consists guesthouses & yak farms with environment surrounded by buckwheat, wheat, turnips, potatoes and barley. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge.

Day 6
Trek Langtang to Kyanjin Gompa (3,870m) –about 4 hrs

After breakfast, we escape the town and pass through yak pastures. Slowlygetting into the high elevations; you may begin to feel the thin mountain air. Kanjin Gompa is encompassed by the Himalayas all around. You can go out for a stroll around Kanjin Gompa appreciating the perspectives, ice sheets, icefalls and yaks. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge.

Day 7
Acclimatization: Kyanjing Gumba

We take rest to acclimatize and be comfortable with new environment. Because sitting idle is not good for health, we visit the monastery and cheese factory or walk up the moraine to see ice faces and glaciers of Langtang Lirung. We can even ascend Kyanjin Ri at 4350m and Tserko Ri at 5000 meters. You can enjoy breathtaking view of Langtang ranges like Kinshung, Yansa Tsenji and Lirung. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge.

Day 8
Trek Kyanjin Gompa to Naya Kanga BC (4600m) –about 5 hrs

The route is barren without any housing and life. We ascend high Himalayan area with natural vegetation. We have to manage foods and shelter ourselves. So, we camp here and enjoy amazing Himalayan views while enjoying warm food served by our cook. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge.

Day 9
Trek Naya Kanga to Keldang (4300m) via Ganja La (5,122m) –about 8 hrs

Get ready for ultimate hardcore trek (16 KM journey)! We have to cross Ganja La Pass (over 5200 meters) and we trail along the path covered with snowy ice. To smoothly cross this pass, we must be prepared with proper supply of energetic foods and enough water to drink. We descend down to small stream after successfully climbing the pass and we reach Keldang (4280m). Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge.

Day 10
Trek Keldang to Dukpu (4080m) –about 7 hrs

We pass ridges, beautiful grassland with amazing views of Mouontains and natural beauties to reach Dukpu. The trek is around 7 Km. Dukpu is known as a summer settlement for the people of Helambu and we camp ourselves inside the forest. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge.

Day 11
Trek Dukpu to Tarkeghyang (2560m) - about 6 hrs

We descend 200 meters down and climb 4100 meters pass to give ourselves amazing views of Annapurna Region and Everest Region. We descend though pine & rhododendron forest with some settlements to reach Tarkeghyang. You can visit one of the oldest monastery and get beautiful experience in Sherpa village. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge.

Day 12
Trek Tarke Gyang to Sermathang (2,610m) -about 5 hrs

Our trek for today is relatively easy and most of the time, we walk across flat land. The trail is covered with beautiful forest and as we reach Sermathang. You can see another beautul settlement of Sherpas. The settlers practive Drukpa Kagyu Buddhism, which is also the national religion of Bhutan. You can visit monasteries and get amazing view of Jugal Himal range. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and finally an overnight stay in trekking lodge.

Day 13
Trek to Melamchi Pul Bazaar (880m) & Drive Kathmandu –about 4 hrs & 3 hrs]

We descend down to Melamchi Pul Bazaar & it is our last day of trekking. We have to cross meadows and cultivated fields and several old villages with different tradition to reach there. Finally, we take drive to Kathmandu and along the way, we can see terraces, settlements, rivers and high hills. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner and finally an overnight stay in hotel. Attend the evening dinner and cultural program provided by the company.

Day 14
Farewell/Departure

Adventure in the Himalayas finally comes to an end. Our airport representative drops you off to the airport approximately 3 ours prior to your scheduled flight to make sure that you don’t miss your flight to home. Have safe journey and see you next time.

Cost included

  • Airport pick up and departure and all ground transportation during trips.
  • Hotel in Kathmandu two or three star category in twin sharing bed with breakfast basis
  • Kathmandu sightseeing with city tour guide
  • Accommodation in lodge and full board meals during the trekking
  • Govt. trained guide and necessary no.of porters with their insurance, salary and meals
  • All fees for TIMS card and Trekking Permit
  • Domestic Flight according to Itinerary
  • Sleeping bag, Down jacket & necessary equipments during the trek
  • One cultural show and dinner program

Cost excluded

  • International Flight ticket & your personal expenses
  • Major meals in cities cold & alcoholic drinks
  • Extra shower, battery re-charge, laundry charge etc.
  • Tips to guide and porter and your insurance

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Useful information

Trekking Group Size

We organize trekking in Kanchenjunga region for any number of people. If the group consists of more than 16 pax, we will split the group and arrange accordingly. We will assign one trek leader, one assistant leader for the group of four pax and porters (one porter between two members ) to carry members luggage. This arrangement ensures that the group can still go ahead as scheduled itinerary despite any member gets sick on the way in the trekking.

Experience and Health Requirements

Kanchenjunga trekking is considered a moderate trek suitable for those who can hike for 5 – 7 hours a day. Obviously hiking in the high altitude will not be so easy rather physically more demanding, however our itinerary is scheduled for the proper acclimatization while gradually gaining the altitude in the trekking. It will be advisable to have some walking and hiking or other outdoor activities for more than two weeks which will contribute to comfortable accomplishment in reaching Kanchenjunga No technical skills or use of crampons are required for this trekking. It is highly recommended for the trekkers to consult with the doctors before coming for this trekking. Trekkers who have asthma, allergy or any other diseases related to hurt, lungs should take more precaution for this trekking.

Travel Insurance

Trekkers need to have traveling insurance which covers the comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and medical treatment costs). Insurance companies in Nepal do not provide travelling insurance for the foreigners and the trekkers need to get the travelling insurance from one of the international insurance companies. Sunrise Adventure Trek will have accident insurance for the trekking staff.

Accommodations

Accommodation in Kathmandu will be arranged on twin sharing basis on BB plan except the extra cost for the single supplement (depending on the room availability ) according to the choice of the standard of the hotels before and after the trekking. Accommodation during the trekking will be arranged at standard teahouses/ lodges with unheated rooms with wooden beds and foam mattresses on twin sharing basis. The trekkers will have to share washing and toilet facilities. If the trekker is a solo traveler, he/she will have to share a room with the trekker of same sex.

Meals

Trekkers are provided three meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during Kanchenjunga trekking. They can enjoy wide variety of food from typical Nepali food, Tibetan food to all types of international cuisine (Continental, Italian, and Indian.). Unlike other trekking companies, Sunrise AdventureTrek allows trekkers to choose the food from the menu at the hotel / lodges in the trek. When the group is too big for the hotels/ lodges to provide individual dishes, set menu will be arranged in most places. We use the lodges / hotels which serve hygienic, nutritious and good food for the trekkers for them to get enough energy for the hiking.

Acclimatization

Any trekker can get altitude sickness while trekking in the high altitude despite strong physically fitness. What is important is giving enough time for the proper acclimatization for the trekking. Sunrise Adventure Trek has planned the itinerary with gradual altitude gain giving enough time for acclimatization for the trekkers. Hiking slowly specially in the high altitude help prevent AMS ( Acute Mountain Sickness ). If anyone feels dizzy, suffer palpitation or severe headaches and loss of appetite, he / she will be moved to the lower altitude immediately or arrange the helicopter rescue in the severe case of AMS and the client has to pay for it.

Equipment and Packing List

A variety of clothing is necessary for the Kanchenjunga trek. While choosing the equipment trekkers need give emphasis on two simple aspects: Lightweight and Functional. The items should be lightweight, dependable, and adaptable to a variety of extreme weather conditions. The quality of the trekking equipment you choose has a lot to do with how warm, dry, and safe you will remain. For this reason you have to be critical of quality and the proper fit of clothing.

Clothing and personal

- T – shirts - Hiking shorts - Undergarments - Full sleeves shirts - Long light weight cotton pants - Fleece or wool pants (seasonal) - Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants. - Insulated pants / nylon windbreaker - Light and expedition weight thermal tops. - Fleece jacket or pullover - Waterproof shell jacket - Down jacket - Light warm fleece hat / woolen hat - Sun hat - Lightweight gloves. - Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal). Foot Wear - Hiking boots - Light and comfortable camp shoes - Thin, lightweight inner socks. - Thick, warm wool hiking socks Accessories - Down Sleeping bag - Trekking bag / Duffle bag ( to carry for the porter ) - Day pack ( to carry with the trekkers to put the things required during the day time ) - Large plastic bags ( to keep items dry inside the trekking bag ) - Water bottle - Head lamp with spare bulb and batteries - Trekking poles - Personal medicine box - Sunglasses with UV protection. - Books, dairy, pen, walkman and any other game instruments Toiletries and Personal Hygiene - Quick drying small towel - Toothbrush / paste - Soap - Face and body moisturizer - Sun block for lips - Tissues / toilet rolls - Wet wipes - Feminine hygiene products - Anti bacterial hands wash

Trek Leader(s) and Staff

All our trek leaders are well experienced who have led trekking in Kanchenjunga region for more than eight years. Their in-depth knowledge about culture, custom, the geological surroundings as well as their professionalism, sincerity, and their hospitality make your dream of successful trek a enjoyable, memorable event in your life. Although our trek leaders are not highly educated, they are well experienced, professionally trained and posses good leadership skills to operate the trip smoothly. Their smiling faces, loving and caring attitude will make your even a hard walking day a pleasant one. All trekking staff of Sunrise Adventure Trek are locally employed and have the adequate knowledge about culture, ecosystem, flora, fauna, geography, history and the safety measures in running the trips. Their attitude and the efforts will be always concentrated on the less impact of the trekkers to the local culture, custom, nature and the eco system.

Porter Care

We are strongly committed to the porters rights. We make sure that they are well paid and have the proper clothing, foot ware and shelter. We are aware that no porter should be asked to carry a load that is too heavy for their physical abilities and the weight limit should be adjusted for altitude, weather and trail condition. We request our members not to have more than 15 kg weight of luggage to give to the porters. Porters who become sick while in the trekking are treated with high priority just like the other trekking staff or the members. If needed helicopter is sent and rescued in case of sever condition of sickness or accident. All porters are insured for sickness and accident.

Season

Nepal, as a tourist destination is good for all seasons, however, the best seasons for trekking to Kanchenjunga region are Spring (March – May) and Autumn (mid Sept. – mid Dec. ). Trekking in autumn season is noted for clear weather and excellent views of silvery mountains against blue sky. It gets colder towards the end of December. This trek can be done in any month except January and February.

The highlight of Lantang Ganja La Pass trek –
 
  • Trek offers the panoramic views of stunning mountains like Langtang, Lirung, Ganesh Himal, Dorje Lakpa. Also Yala Peak, Naya Kang, Gaurishanker along with beautiful Annapurna ranges.
  • During the trail you can also explore such enchanting streams, waterfalls and rhododendron forest with famous monasteries and Cheese factory started in 1955.
  • Influenced by Tibetan culture it is famous for Tibetan with rich in “Tamang” culture. And you can get a great chance to observe this Tibetan culture of this region with their own traditions, languages, and rituals during Lantyang Ganja La Pass Trek.

Trip Summarize –

This trek is the perfect harmony of culture and adventure combined together to provide anyone with the chance to experience this unique mixture. The Langtang Valley which is famous for the presence of Tibetan culture. Buddhist influence in the society with rich in Tamang culture, it is more than less to say, that it is not beautiful and exciting.
 
You can see mountains like Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, Dorje Lakpa, Yala Peak, Naya Kang, Gaurishanker & you can also see Annapurna Range at the far horizon. The valley is an example of how the valleys really should be because we can lose ourselves in nature. While getting an opportunity to see those blooming Rhododendrons, majestic waterfalls, and snow-covered mountain giants. The journey through Ganja la pass is guaranteed to be the adventure of a lifetime because it is dreadfully majestic. Trekking through this pass requires serious few types of equipment, experience and experienced guides too.
 
Lantang Ganja La Pass Trek (5033m\16512ft.) Langtang region provides you the best combination of snow-capped mountains with preserved local heritages and cultures. Sunrise Adventure trek will make your trip memorable from your arrival to departure. You can also do Lantang Gosaikunda helicopter tour.  The journey starts with the adventure in day’s bus ride from Kathmandu – Syabrubesi. The trek begins from Syabrubesi and through the Kanyanjing Gompa – famous for small Buddhist monastery and Quality cheese factory which was started in 1955 by the Swiss Association for Technical Assistance. We then cross, the mighty Ganja La pass (5122 meters), From the top, you can see spectacular views of Langtang Lirung and other Tibetan peaks. After crossing the pass, we reach Kelchung and then to Dukpu (4023m). We descend through Gekye Gompa and reach take Ghyang in Helambu Valley.
 
The trail ends at the Melamchi Pul Bazar in the Helambu region, from where we take a drive to the civilization of Kathmandu. During the Trek, you will also pass through some beautiful rice terraces and many splendid Buddhist monasteries around the delightful villages of Tarke Gyang and Sermathang. Melamchi Pul Bazar is our final destination and finally, now we are ready to come back to Kathmandu.
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Trip Facts

  • Trekking, Sightseeing, Himalayan views, culure
  • Nepal
  • 5122 meter
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • Easy to moderate
  • 5 to 7 hours
  • March to May and September to November
  • Private vehicle, Tourist bus or flight
  • Lodge to Lodge Trek
  • 14 Days
  • 1-18 Pax