|Maximum altitude :||5122m.|
|Primary activity :||Trekking and Hiking|
|Group size :||2-15 people|
|Trek grade :||Fairly challenging|
|Transportation :||Private vehicle(s) and airplane|
|Arrival on :||Kathmandu, Nepal|
|Arrival on :||Kathmandu, Nepal|
|Departure from :||Kathmandu, Nepal|
|Meals :||Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara. All meals during the trek|
|Accommodation :||3-star hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara; and teahouses during the trek tent fro trekking|
The ganjala pass is the one of the most challenging passed in Nepal. This wedge in the Himalaya is situated at an altitude of 5106m. pur langtang trek takes you this pass as you make your way south from langtang village which lies at 3500m and is the national park headquarters is langtang to tarks gyang in helambu required crossing the 5106m ganja la. The pass is blocked by snow, so local inquiries about its condition good equipment and some mountaineering experience are necessary for safe crossing.
The helambu village exudes a Tibetan feel and you will see fields enclosed by stone walls as wellas herds of yaks, the most important animal for the people here. From tarke gyang we descend to melamchi khola befour climbing to pati bhanjyang then trek down to sundarija, from here we drive back to Kathmandu.
Upon our arrival in the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, we will be greeted by a representative from Home of Trek who will drop us off at hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Today after breakfast we start a guided tour to several of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu. The day will also be for finalizing official procedure and other necessary arrangements. You will be also briefed on the nature of the trek, equipments and team composition. Some of landmarks we visit include the World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambhu Nath) and Buddhists shrine (Bouddha Nath).
After morning breakfast we drive out along the north-western hills of Kathmandu. Enjoy the Himlayan views and mountainous lifestyle through the terraced fields and rustic villages. Take Lunch at the Trishuli Bazar before continuing further to Dhunche. From Dhunche, we descent down to Syabrubesi.
This is our first day of trekking today. Follow the Langtang Khola River. Pass through the dense forests. Cross several suspension bridges. We also pass by a tea houses. The trail goes up and down but it's not that challenging.
After taking morning tea, we embark our second day of the journey. Our trail continues along dense forests. After making a steady climb up through the valley, we leave the tree line behind us. Enjoy the marvelous views of Langtang Lirung.Pass by water mills, prayer wheels, chortens, with sacred mounds of rocks with inscriptions carved on them.
After taking morning tea and breakfast, we get out of the village and pass on through yak pastures. Also pass the largest mani wall in Nepal, made from stone with prayers written on them. The prayers written on the mani wall is supposed to be blown away by the wind. Cross several of the wooden bridges. Since, we are really getting into the high altitudes; you might start feeling the thin air.
Today, we make an excursion to Tsergo Ri which would also help us to acclimatize. The climb to Tsergo Ri which is above 5 thousand meters offers a magnificently panoramic views of the Himalayas. Besides, the climb to Tsergo Ri is a challenging one and the time for the climb depends upon your physical fitness and previous experience. By evening, we return back to Kyanjing Gompa.
Taking today's breakfast, we embark on our today's journey to Ganja La Phedi. Cross the Langtang River. Ascend through rhododendron forests. Since, we're already in high altitude; the time for getting to our destination also depends upon the season of the trek. Since, during the winter snow, it might take longer time to cross the snow strewn path.
Today we cross the Ganja La pass. It'd be a strenuous day since Ganja La is one of the difficult passes. Ganja la pass is covered with snow almost throughout the year. Make the long ascent through the boulders, pass the small lakes, and summit the Ganja La which situated on a rocky moraine. Enjoy the spectacular views from the pass. Climbing up and down the pass can sometimes be tricky due to snowfall and ice. From the pass, we descend down to Keldang.
Trek from Keldang to Yak Kharka. From Keldang, we descend further down following a prominent ridge line. In our 5-6 hrs treks today, we continue losing our altitude through forests, ridges, and grasslands.
Today, we lose altitude considerably, about 1500 meters. The trail would be similar, except that as you descend lower, you will notice more vegetation.
We cross small forest with the view of beautiful village of Helembu region. The trail makes a sweep around the wide valley end between Parachin and the pretty Sharpa village of Gangyul. The people of this village practice Drukpa Kagyu Buddhism, the same as the national religion of Bhutan.
On our final day of the trek, we walk down to Malemchi Pul Bazaar with many Sherpa village. From the Bazaar, catch a bus to Katmandu. To celebrate the successful completion of our journey, we will have a farewell dinner in the evening. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Today the journey comes to an end. There's nothing to do but trade emails with your new friends, organize all your photos and finally depart from Nepal. If departing, you'll be transferred to the International Airport for your departure flight to your onwards destination. Or get ready for the next adventure.