The trek crossing Ganja la pass (5140 m) is a challenging trek. The trek starts from Syabrubesi in the Langtang valley, following the Langtang river through dense forests of rhododendrons, alpine meadows and yak pastures until Kyangjing Gompa (3860 m). From Kyangjin we cross Ganja la pass where the last 100 m is very steep (rope can be used in case of snow, especially during springtime) and requires the utmost care. The descend is on a steep slope for over 150 m which requires good care again but the rest of the trail is easier. There are no lodges and settlements for 3 days along the way until the beautiful Sherpa village of Tarkegyang in Helambu. During this trek the views of the Langtang Himal, Ganesh Himal, Shishapangma are fantastic.
>SEASON : september to november and february/ march to may
>GRADE : strenuous (grade explanation)
>MODE OF TREK : tea house. 3 nights camping from Kyangjing to Tarkegyang.
>MAX.ELEVATION : 5100m (Ganja la pass)
-Kathmandu city tour
-Scenic road drive from and to Kathmandu.
-Visiting Langtang village & Kyangjin Gompa
-Panoramic view of the mountain from Kyangjin Ri.
-Crossing the Ganja La pass over 5200 meters.
D-1: arrival in Kathmandu and transfert to hotel.
D-2: visit of Kathmandu: Durbar Square and its bazar, temples, Royal Palace, the goddess Kumari’s home.
Afternoon: visit of the Buddhist Stupa of Swayambunath, one of the oldest religious sites of Nepal, worshipped by both Buddhists and Hindus.
Visit of Pashupatinath, the “Benares of Nepal”, dedicated to the God Shiva on the Bagmati River and visit of Bouddhanath and its famous Stupa, one of the biggest in southern Asia.
D-3: KTM-Dhunche by bus (1950 m): 7h
D-4: Dhunche-Syabru (2250 m): 5h
The route leads us to a ridge, we walk through forests, then we descend to the charmant village of Syabru, a Tamang village.
D-5: Syabru-Lamahotel (2380 m): 6h
From Syabru the path descends to the river bed (1600 m) then we follow the valley through the rhododendrons forest by a gradual ascend.
D-6: Lamahotel-Langtang (3400 m): 6h
We spend the main part of the day ascending gradually in the forest, sometimes we can see the Langtang Lirung (7246 m), then the forest ends and we merge in yak pastures and meadows in a U-shape valley. Langtang is aTibetan style village inhabited by Tamang people.
D-7: Langtang-Kyangjing (3870 m): 4/5h
We continue in this grass-carpeted valley, we pass many Tibetan mani stone walls, to the north we can see the Langtang Range with the highest peak, the Langtang Lirung, to the south is another range of mountains with the Naya kanga peak (5846 m).
Kyangjing is located in a wide U-shape valley with yak pastures and meadows, surrounded by set of peaks. There is also a monastery there.
D-8: ascent of Kyangji Ri (4773 m): 3h
The Kyangji Ri is one of the best scenic point: vast 360° panorama over set of peaks and glaciers.
Descent to Kyangjin.
D-9: Kyangjin-camp (4900 m): 7h
After crossing the river via a bridge, we start a long ascend through a serie of moraines, sometimes steep (cairns), the path is not very visible.
We set up a camp below the pass, just above us is the Naya Kangri (5846 m), a beautiful trekking peak. Far away is the Shishapangma (8046 m) in Tibet.
D-10: Ganja La (5140 m)-Camp (4400 m): 9h
The route follows the zone of ablation of the glacier, the slope before the top is very steep and requires the most upcare, especially if there is snow. The descent is a steep slope (around 150 m), in case of snow crampons shall be necessary and a fix rope for porters.
The rest of the day is easier but long, the route leads us on several ridges on the side of the Yangri Khola, many up and down.
D-11: walk to Dupku (4080 m): 7h
We continue a serie of ridges on the flank of the valley, the route is not easy to find with many up and down but we never descend to the river bed, we have to stay on the ridge.
Dupku is a nomad camp with few stone huts.
D-12: Dupku-Tarkegyang (2560 m): 8h
After Dupku the path leads us to a pass (4100 m), from the pass it’s a long descent through forests, sometimes steep but the path is now much better.
Tarkegyang is a charmant Sherpa village in the Helambu region.
D-13: Tarkegyang-Sermathang (2610 m): 3h
Tranquil day, many villages and lifestyle scenery.
D-14: Sermathang-Malemchi (830m): 6h
Now we descend through forests, terrace fields, we pass many villages.
D-15: drive back to KTM (7h)
D-16: rest day in KTM
D-17: Transfert to airport and return.
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