The Langtang Ganjala Pass (5200m)just after the monsoon, gives superb views of the great peak of Langtang Lirung (7246m) which dominates the upper valley and straddles the Tibetan border. In springtime, it is an ideal place to spot birds and the flowers of Nepal. According to legend, a Lama following a runaway yak discovered the valley, hence the name -Long (Tibetan name for YAK), Tang (more currently "Dhan' means to follow). There are good opportunities for moderate climbing excursions here and you should allow some extra days for exploration of the extensive glacier system.On the edge of Kathmandu itself, the land scapes we cross are extremely varied rice terraces, gigantic rhododendron and fir forests. We see rock and shrub wilderness set against a back a drop of a snowy peak. Crossing Ganjala pass will sometimes be required the use of ice axe and crampons.
Highlight of Langtang Ganjala pass trek
A visit to the Tibetan village at Langtang-Amazing views of Langtang Ri, Ganesh Himal, Long 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.
9 hours of drive to Syabru Besi with mountain scenery and landscape. Overnight stay here.
Climb through a variety of small villages and tracts of dense forest. The trek becomes a pleasant walk through trees where Langur monkey frolic, passing streams and small waterfalls. Overnight stay at Lama Hotel.
A short climb brings to the start of the Langtang valley with a beautiful view of Langtang Lirung peak.
A beautiful town which provides excellent panoramic close-up views of the Langtang Lirung Genjempol, Ganjala and Naya Kenga Himal ranges, A visit to a cheese factory, and the Buddhist Monastery built 400 years ago. Tsergo Ri (5033m) are also available options.
Explore the glacier and Himalayan Yak pasture.
Climb up through a rhododendron forest and junipers towards the Ngegang yak pastures.
The ascent to the pass is quite difficult and challenging. We follow a stream at first and then continuing over snow and rocks. We scramble the last 100m on a steep and snowy slope. The pass provides a majestic panoramic view of the Langtang Lirung and the snowy summits of the Tibetan border.
Mostly ascent and descent along the ridge trail.
We first climb to reach a pass from where we have another great view over the Himalayas from here we descend towards the Helambu valley mostly through a fir and rhododendron forest.
A flat pleasant walk to Shermathang Sherpa village different from the Sherpa of Khumbu (Everest region). A clear day the villages provide good views of Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Gosainkunda, and Rolwaling. Even Everest too in the distance.
Transfer to hotel and rest.
Your safety is of paramount concern whilst traveling with Himalayan Trailfinder. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; However, as this is adventure travel in remote mountain regions, we cannot guarantee it! Weather conditions, health condition of a member, unexpected natural disasters etc, can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.
Tims card and national park entry permit.
Experienced guide and porter one for two guests.
All ground transportation during the trip.
Three meals a day (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) and accommodation in local family house/lodge.
Emergency rescue arrangement.
First aid kit.
Water resistant kit bag.
High-quality Italian camping equipment (Ferino, La Sportiva, Salewa)
Down sleeping bag, Down jacket air mat on request.
Drinks, beverage water
Visa fee on arrival