Langtang -Helambu Trekking via Ganja La Pass - 15 Days

  • max altitude 5050 m
  • Group Type 2-12
  • Trip grade Moderate
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Langtang is towards the north of the Kathmandu Valley and just south of the Tibetan boarder. It is sandwiched between the main Himalayan range to the north and a slightly lower range of snowy peaks to the south. To the west of Langtang is Ganesh Himal with a range of 6,000 to 7,000 meters. The northern parts of the area largely fall within the boundaries of Langtang National Parks. The main ethnic groups here are Sherpa and Tamang whose religious practices, languages and dress are much similar to those of Tibet.

A visit to the Langtang Valley offers an opportunity to explore villages, climb small peaks and visit glaciers at a comfortably low elevation. The forest in this region have temperate and sub- alpine vegetation. Wildlife includes migratory birds, deer, monkeys, Thar, and Pika. The scenery here is spectacular and the trek is more adventurous.

The route from Kyanjin Gompa in Langtang to Tarke Gyang in Helambu crossing 5106m begins Ganja La Pass trekking. Crossing the Langtang Khola below KyanjinGompa, the trail makes a steep climb along the ridge on the south side of the valley through a forest of rhododendron and juniper. Ganja La trail continues south, following streams and moraines and climbing steeply towards the pass. The views to the north from the pass, of Langtang Lirung and the snow peaks in Tibet, including Shisha Pangma at 8013m, are outstanding. On the clear day you can see the views of many ranges to the south. West of the pass is 5846m Naya Kangri named as Ganja La Chuli. It is one of the trekking peaks and you can climb with a permit from the Nepal Mountaineering Association.

Teahouse facilities are not available in Ganja La region, hence trekking should be fully supported and self – sufficient to meet all requirement that come up.    

Trip Highlights

  • Visit Tibetan village at Langtang
  • Amazing views of Langtang Ri, Ganesh Himal, Lang Sisa - Ascent of Chorkari Ri (5050m)
  • Panoramic views of 10 peaks over 6000m
  • Spectacular views of the Ice fluted Gyanghempo- Crossing the Ganjala pass 5122m
  • Walk through the Helembu valley

 

Outline Itinerary

Day 01:     Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02:     Full Day Kathmandu sight seeing Tour
Day 03:     Kathmandu to Syabru Bensi (1462m).8hours drive. Overnight in Camp. (B.L.D) 
Day 04:     Syabru Bensi to Lama Hotel (2470m). Overnight in Camp. (B.L.D) 
Day 05:     Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3430m). Overnight in Camp. (B.L.D) 
Day 06:     Langtang village to Kyanjin Gompa (3870m). Overnight in Camp. (B.L.D) 
Day 07:     Kyanjin Gompa to Ngegang (4000m). Overnight in Camp. (B.L.D) 
Day 08:     Ngegang to Keldang (4270m). Overnight in Camp. (B.L.D) 
Day 09:     Keldang to Dukpu (4080m). Overnight in Camp. (B.L.D) 
Day 10:     Dukpu to Tarke Gyang (2590m). Overnight in Camp. (B.L.D) 
Day 11:    Acclimatization day. Overnight in Camp. (B.L.D) 
Day 12:    Tarkegyang to Sermathang (2610m). Overnight in Camp. (B.L.D) 
Day 13:     Sermathang to Malemchipui Bazar (880m). Overnight in Camp. (B.L.D) 
Day 14:     Drive to Kathmandu. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu. (B.L.D) 
Day 15:     Fly back to your own destination

Full Board Service Details

What's included

  • Transportation to and from Kathmandu by air or road, as per itinerary.
  • 3 meals per day during the trek (breakfast, lunch & dinner) including the coffee and tea. Accommodation in tea houses or in tents as per itinerary during the trek.
  • Accommodation including breakfast at 3 star hotels in Kathmandu.
  • Highly experienced Government licensed guide and necessary porters during the trek.
  • Government / Local taxes, Tourist service charge, guide / porter insurance and salary, general
  • Equipment, national park and conservation area fees.
  • Three Queen City Tour with an Experienced Tour Guide (Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Lalitpur)
  • Depends on your time frame.
  • Trekking Registration Certificate (TRC).

What's not included

  • International airfares
  • International Airport Departure Tax.
  • Trekking Equipment
  • Major meals, Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu
  • Any type of personal expenses, such as alcoholic beverages and drinks, phone and laundry.
  • Nepal entry visa fee US$ 30 (duration 60 days from date of issue) - you may easily obtain the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport - Kathmandu.
  • Rescue & travel insurance, trip cancellation costs, accident or health emergency, evacuation, loss, theft or damage to baggage and personal effects. We strongly advise you to take out personal travel insurance.
  • Tips & Gratuities

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Detail Itinerary

Detail Itinerary

What is tea house trekking?
Tea house trekking is popular in Himalayan region. Local community run the tea house and lodge. They serve good foods (breakfast, lunch and dinner) these tea houses have good facility with hot water, comfortable rooms with attached bathroom, you can know the local culture, people and tradition and way of living in the trekking route.

What is camping trekking?
Camping trekking is organized and supported with team of professional guide, Sherpa, cook and porters. They accompany you, while trekking porters carry all the logistics like, tents, kitchen accessories, food, and fuel. Trekker should carry his/her minimal personal belongings while trekking.

What is the best time for trekking in Nepal?
The best season for trekking is March to May and September to November, during this period the weather is stable and clear, it is very wonderful time to experience the real Nepal to see the  amazing view of mountains, snow caped Himalaya and flora and fauna and culture of local people in the Himalayan region.

How difficult is trekking as I aspect the route?
Trekking is challenging walk in the different altitude, landscape and terrain so it depends on the location and choice of the trekker and the trekking route. There are easy, difficult and extreme treks in the Himalayas. One can choose out of different options of trekking packages provided by the trekking company.

Is there any age limit for trekking in Himalaya?
There is no any age bar in trekking in the Himalaya. We design trek for children, teenager as well as senior citizen. For children and senior citizen we offer short and easy treks like around Kathmandu and pokhara valley. For adult and teenager we offer moderate and extreme trek.

Is trekking permit required?
Yes, you need trekking permit while trekking. Depending on the trekking area you require special permit like restricted area, for other you need conservation / National park entry permit and TIMS (Tourism information management system) card. 

How can I book the trekking package?
First you need to log in to our web site HimalyanEcstasyNepal.com; you can get further information in our web site about booking the trekking package. If you are already in Nepal then you can visit our head office in Thamel in front of Kathmandu Guest House. Then we can arrange your trekking package according to your choice.
What type of insurance should I have to do before coming Nepal? Is there insurance facility there?
You should do your insurance from your respective country, which covers your risk, emergency evacuation by helicopter, medical treatment and other possible risks. Here is no policy as such.

Is it possible to communicate to my family while trekking?
You can have easy access to communication but in remote areas we use satellite phone. So communication won't be an issue.

What should be the criteria for physical fitness to trek in Nepal?
The trekker should have general physical fitness, some experience of hiking, should not have any chronic disease, cardio respiratory diseases etc.

Can I trek in the Himalayas of Nepal without prior trekking experience?
Yes you can trek without experience, but you should acclimatize first, have good health, we guide you according to your need, you can do difficult and extreme treks.

Is it necessary to use guide and porter while on trek in Nepal?
It is highly recommended as guide knows the route very well, and communication with local people is easier with guide. Security is the major issue.

Does HEN arrange domestic and international flights and booking hotels?
Yes HEN arrange domestic and international flights and book hotels, we serve this service to our costumers only.

What is the standard of water, sanitation and fooding and lodging while trekking?
As trekking is done in different landscape and trails, those routes are far away from pollution. Water here is drinkable but taking into consideration of our client's health and hygiene we provide mineral water which is purified and filtered. We provide standard and healthy foods. We provide best and comfortable lodging service available in trekking route.

Can I trek without porter and guide?
Yes you can trek without guide, but we suggest you not to trek without guide, due to security reason. Communication with local people, and trek route topography and weather as well as natural disaster are the challenges; if you go with guide it would be more comfortable for you.

How can I avoid blisters?
Shoe and socks should be comfortable, select right size, thick sole and matter of inner sole. If you have sweating feet then you have to change your socks frequently keep your feet clean and dry. You should carry blister prevention tape; skin tape can be helpful.

Do I need trekking pole?
Yes you do need trekking pole, it helps you save energy in high ascend and descend, if you have weak hips and knees and it helps to reduce the strain.

How will you help me if I suffer from altitude sickness or accident ?
Depending on the seriousness of the accident we provide first aid if not then company can arrange the evacuation operation to the nearest medical facility and in case of any emergency company could bring you to Kathmandu.

Where to stay during trekking?
You stay in local lodge or tea house; they have basic facilities like food, accommodation for sleeping and hot safe drinking water. Your guide helps you to accommodate in good lodge or tea house while trekking.

What is the guide's qualification who guides us?
We have government certified and experienced guide who  can speak English very well, have good experience of trekking route and have good sense of humor, have knowledge to describe the local culture and community, biodiversity and flora and fauna.
What is the guides and porters safety and about their insurance?

We do insurance for guide and porters, we provide first aid kit for our staff's medicine, and provide emergency rescue. We are always conscious about the health and safety of guide and porters. 

Is there tipping compulsory for guides and porters?
Tipping is not necessary for HEN staffs, although tipping for guide and staff is good practice, porter and guide expect tip, your tip helps their family.

How to avoid motion sickness ?
While trekking or driving you may feel motion sickness, vomiting there may be many reason, due to curves and the altitude complete different terrain and topography. Drink enough water while trekking, take lemon pieces, chew ginger or you can use motion-sickness tablets, such as Dramamine. You should not be worry about motion sickness, it is self treatable and get rid of it .

Trekking equipment

  • XL /M size Duffle Bag
  • Rucksack (40ltr-55ltr)
  • Down Jacket
  • Water proof Jacket
  • Jumper or pile jacket
  • Hiking shirts
  • Hiking pants
  • T-shirts
  • Full –Sleeves shirts
  • Sun hat
  • Personal towel
  • Sleeping bag – 200 above  (3/4 season)
  • Camp shoes
  • Rain poncho or Umbrella(if you are summer travel)
  • Plastics for cover your personal bag when gets rain
  • Polypropylene /wool socks
  • Water bottle
  • Flash light
  • Batteries and bulbs
  • Medical& First-aid kit
  • Swiss army knife
  • Sewing kit
  • Light weight fleece jacket
  • Wool long under wear
  • Light cotton socks for under wools socks
  • Woolen socks to wear with boots
  • Mountain trekking boots/ water prove shoes
  • Insulated pants
  • Nylon wind stopper
  • Nylon wind pants
  • Long under ware
  • Woolen hat
  • Gloves /fleece/mitten
  • Gaiters
  • Goggles or sunglass UV protected
  • Sun block

Toiletries

  • Camera /memory stucks
  • 1 medium sized quick drying towel
  • Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
  • Deodorant
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • lip balls/ sun creams UV protect
  • Mosquito protect creams (required only summer)
  • Personal your nature things

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