Itinerary 13 Day Langtang Valley Ganja La Pass Trekking Package

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Upon our arrival in the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, we will be greeted by a representative from Himalayan Glacier who will drop us off at our hotel. After checking in, we take a rest or visit Himalayan Glacier’s office. We may also stroll in the streets of Thamel, a tourist hub in Kathmandu for some souvenir shopping. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Himalayan Glacier. For dinner, you will be served excellent Nepalese cuisine which will introduce you to the country’s authentic food culture. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Overnight at hotel. No meals included.

Day 2: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation

Today after breakfast we start a guided tour to several of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu. Some of these landmarks including the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swayambhunath) and Buddhist shrine (Bouddhanath) which is one of the largest stupas in the world are listed as the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. There will be a brief pre- trip group discussion followed by trek preparation during late afternoon at Himalayan Glacier’s office in Thamel around noon. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Overnight at hotel. Breakfast included.

Day 3: Drive to Syabru Besi on Public Bus Approximate Time: 8 hrs

Early in the morning, we drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi which takes about eight hours on a public bus. Driving through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Syabru Besi passing Dhunche, we’ll get a glimpse of Ganesh Himal after driving along the mighty Trishuli River. Terraced green hills and lush forests make the drive very pleasurable. Parts of the road though may be bumpy and under construction.

Overnight at guesthouse. All meals included.

Day 4: Trek to Lama Hotel Approximate Time: 5 hrs

The first part of the trail crosses through the Bhote Koshi River and follows the Langtang Khola. This trail gradually ascends up to Bamboo passing rugged paths. Afterward, our trek climbs gently to Rimche. We can have lunch at this place and at the end of our trail is the Lama Hotel. En route we could see red pandas, monkeys and bears if we are lucky.

Overnight at guesthouse. All meals included.

Day 5: Trek to Langtang village Approximate Time: 5 hrs

The trek route follows Gumanechok at Ghoda Tabela which literally means the Horse Stable. After this the trail climbs gradually to the beautiful valley with yaks about. Langtang is a typical village and one of the oldest along this trekking route. The views of the mountains are spectacular and become more imposing as we trek closer.

Overnight at guesthouse. All meals included.

Day 6: Trek to Langtang village Approximate Time: 4 hrs

It is shorter walk today, but adequate for acclimatizing. There are some interesting things to explore, especially the famous cheese factory – don’t forget to try some locally produced cheese as fresh as it could get. This beautiful valley is on the lap of the Langtang Lirung. This is the spot where we can explore the valley and climbs several small peaks.

Overnight at guesthouse. All meals included.

Day 7: Exploration Day Kyanjin Gompa Approximate Time: 5 hrs

Today is a day to rest as we explore the area. You can visit the monastery and the cheese factory, walk up the moraine to see the spectacular ice faces and tumbling glaciers of Langtang Lirung or ascend Kyangjin Ri which is the highest point of this trek, directly behind the village, for a breath-taking panorama of the Langtang peaks.

Overnight at a tented camp. All meals included.

Day 8: Trek to Ngegang

Today is a day to rest as we explore the area. You can visit the monastery and the cheese factory, walk up the moraine to see the spectacular ice faces and tumbling glaciers of Langtang Lirung or ascend Kyangjin Ri which is the highest point of this trek, directly behind the village, for a breath-taking panorama of the Langtang peaks.

Overnight at a tented camp. All meals included.

Day 9: Trek to Keldang via Ganja La Approximate Time: 5 hrs

Today is comparatively more strenuous as we have to cross the Ganja La Pass covered with snowy ice in most months.

Overnight at a tented camp. All meals included.

Day 10: Trek to Dukpu Approximate Time: 7 hrs

A long day walking along the ridge and grassland, with amazing views of Himalayas. The camping site will be in the forest.

Overnight at a tented camp. All meals included.

Day 11: Trek to Tarkeghyang Approximate Time: 6 hrs

The trail descends slightly before climbing over a 4,100 m pass, from where the spectacular view of the Annapurna and the Everest regions can be clearly seen. From the pass the trail descends through the pine forest, rhododendron forest past a tiny herder settlement called Tarkeghyang. We can visit one of the oldest Buddhist monasteries and Sherpa villages in this region. We will be welcomed by cheerful and friendly people of this village.

Overnight at a tented camp. All meals included.

Day 12: Trek to Shermathang Approximate Time: 6 hrs

This day the trail is quite easy through the flat land with beautiful forests and small streams along the way. We’ll visit a beautiful village half way to Shermathang, another pretty Sherpa village where we can see many ancient monasteries and also the Jugal Himal range on the north face of the village.

Overnight at guesthouse. All meals included.

Day 13: Trek to Melamchi Pul Bazaar Approximate Time: 5 hrs

The trail gradually descends all the way to Melamchi Pul Bazaar through meadows and cultivated fields. Along the way, we come across several old villages with their own unique traditions. The walk today is quite pleasant with great mountain views.

Overnight at guesthouse. All meals included.

Day 14: Bus to Kathmandu Approximate Time: 4 hrs

After breakfast, we travel along a bumpy gravel path up to Lamidanda and then follow the metalled road up to Kathmandu.

Overnight at guesthouse. Breakfast included.

Day 15: Leisure Day including Farewell Dinner

Our adventure in Nepal comes to an end today! An Ammonite Adventure representative will take us to the airport approximately three hours before our scheduled flight. On our way home, we have plenty of time to plan our next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.

Overnight at guesthouse. Breakfast & dinner included.

Day 16: Final departure

Our adventure in Nepal comes to an end today! An Ammonite Adventure representative will take us to the airport approximately three hours before our scheduled flight. On our way home, we have plenty of time to plan our next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.