The Langtang trekking route is the nearest trekking route from Kathmandu which lies just at north of Katmandu. Langtang National park was first national park of Nepal which established in 1971. The Tamang Villages, Buddhist culture, peaks and glaciers can be experienced at relatively low elevation here. You will mostly be passing along the semi-tropical forests. Ganja-La pass is one of highest altitudes in the trekking route, exploring mountains from the higher altitude is a wonderful moment of your life.
Ganja-La pass trekking itinerary:
Day 01: Arrival to Kathmandu. Pickup at the airport by our office representatives and transfer to the hotel in Kathmandu. You are allowed free to move around in Thamel. Overnight in hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Free day in Kathmandu for trek preparation. Sightseeing in Kathmandu. The sightseeing in Kathmandu on this day includes sightseeing in Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Swayambhunath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square etc. overnight in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Bensi. This day drive is wonderful passing through curvy road. The roads are not finely paved but a driving adventure is experienced in this drive to Syabru Bensi. This is the main trade center of the region. Overnight in Syabru Bensi (1462 mtrs.).
Day 04: Trekking from Syabru Bensi to Lama Hotel. This day is a continuous ascent through the pine, cedar and Rhodondren forests and the place offers wonderful views of Langtang II. Overnight in Lama Hotel (2470 mtrs.).
Day 05: Trekking from Lama Hotel to Langtang Village. The way on this day passes along thick forest after crossing the Langtang Khola. A series of different plant species as well as birds and animals are probable to be encountered along the way. Overnight in Langtang Village (3430 mtrs.).
Day 06: Trekking from Langtang Village to KyangJing Gompa. The sub-tropical forest along the way is covered most often by moss, from within the semi-tropical forest, a glimpse of Langtang Mountain views spectacular as to forget all your hiking pains. KyangJing Gompa is a village named after the Gompa situated here, which is one of the highest villages of this region. Overnight in KyangJing Gompa (3870 mtrs.).
Day 07: Free day in KyangJing Gompa for acclimatization. This day can be utilized visiting the Cheese factory in the region established by a Swiss many years ago.
Day 08: Trekking from KyangJing Gompa to Ngegang. This day’s trek is relatively easy. To allow proper acclimatization, the day’s trek is wonderful. Overnight in Ngegang (4000 mtrs.).
Day 09: Trek to Keldang via Ganja-La pass. The Ganja-La pass trekking trail is narrow and steeper path, where there is high probability of rock falls. One must be highly careful while crossing the pass. The views of Langtang Range as well as Shisapangma are wonderful from the top of the Pass. A complete experience and in some cases, climbing equipments are also needed to cross the path with complete security. Trek to Keldang village for overnight stay (4270 mtrs.).
Day 10: Trekking from Keldang to Dhukpa. Dhukpa is one of the summer settlements for the Helambu residents. The environment, nature of this place is ideal for residing especially for the Helambu residents. Overnight in Dhukpa (4041 mtrs.).
Day 11: Trekking from Dhukpa to Tharkye Ghyang. This is another summer settlement for the Helambu region residents. Relatively, this is at lower altitude than Dhukpa, you will be hiking down to Tharkeghyang on this day. Overnight in Tharkye Ghyang (2600 mtrs.).
Day 12: Trekking from Tharkye Ghyang to Sermathang. Trek through Oak and Rhodondren forests. On the trail, you will be able to see the panoramic views of Rolwaling, Shisa Pangma, Langtang and many other mountain peaks. Overnight in Sermathang (2590 mtrs.).
Day 13: Trek from Sermathang to Melamchi Bazaar. This day’s trek is wonderful which passes through the forests, beautiful landscapes, fields and terraces. Overnight in Melamchi Bazaar (870 mtrs.).
Day 14: Drive from Melamchi Bazaar to Kathmandu.
Day 15: Free day in Kathmandu for shopping, resting.
Day 16: Free morning and departure depending upon the flight time.