Trekking Destinations > Langtang > Accross Ganjala Pass Trek
The Langtang Himalayas are within easy reach of Kathmandu. But they rival any alpine area on the planet for staggering natural beauty. The Langtang region remains one of Nepal's hidden treasures with far less tourist traffic than the Everest or Annapurna regions.
This trek starts at Dhunche (Drive from Kathmanudu- 8 hour drive) and ends at Melamchi Bazaar. We hike along the Langtang River to the east until we reach to Kyanjing Gompa (3049m). Kyanjing Gompa is surrounded by
- Mt. Langtang Lirung (7245m) on the west,
- Yala peak on the north,
- Dorje Lakpa (6966m), Urkeinmang (6387m), Loenpo Gang (6979) and Kangchenpo on the northeast.
In Kyanjing Gompa There is a small Buddhist monastery and a cheese factory started in 1955 by the Swiss Association for Technical Assistance. A magnificent view of Langtang Lirung can be achieved during the pass cross. The highest point of this trek is Ganja-La Pass (5106m). The last few 100m of the Ganja-La pass crossing is precarious so we use a rope for safety. In Langtang, the population is of Tibetan origin these include the Lama, Sherpa and Gurung people. Leaving Ganja-La, the trail heads to Melamchigaon and Tarkeghyang. Along the way, we meet another Sherpa town called Tarkeghyang, which bears its own story. Tarkeghyang means "100 horses" and was taken from the name of a temple established in 1727 by a Lama (Buddhist monk) who was called on by the king of Kathmandu (Kantipur) to stop an epidemic. The Lama asked for 100 horses, which he brought here, as a reward. The local temple that was rebuilt in 1969 is designed in the Bhutanese style.
Arrival in Kathmandu, then transfer to hotel / Preparation for trekking.
Kathmandu to Dhunche: Drive by bus/jeep.
Dhunche to Syabru Village: Trek.
Syabru Village to Lama Hotel: Trek.
Lama Hotel to Langtang: Trek.
Langtang to Kyanjing Gompa: Trek.
Rest days in Kyanjing Gompa valley (hike to Kyanjing~Ri, Tserko~Ri (5033m): Acclimatization and excursion.
Kyanjing Gompa to Ngegang: Trek.
Ngegang to Ganja~La Pass (5106m) to Keldang: Trek.
Keldang to Dukpu: Trek.
Dukpu to Tarkeghyang: Trek.
Tarkeghyang to Sermathang: Trek.
Sermathang to Melamchi Bazzar: Trek.
Melamchi Bazzar to Kathmandu: Drive by bus/jeep.
Rest day at Kathmandu / Explore Kathmandu city.
Departure to your own destination or continuously Nepal visit.
- Everest Region
- Annapurna Region
- Langtang Region
- Around Kathmandu
- Adventure Trekking
- Peak Climbing
- Bicycle Tour
- Sight-Seeing Excursions
- Custom Itineraries
- Information About AMS
- Clothing and Gear
- Personal Security in Nepal
- Nepal Fact Sheet
- Trekking Grade in Nepal.
- Trekking Rules and Regulation
- Why Himalayan Humanity ?
- Trip Name - Across Ganja-La Trek
- Duration : 17 Days
- Trek Days: 14 Days
- Maximum Altitude -
- Hotel Use:
03 Nights in Kathmandu
- Fixed Departure Date- Autumn 2006
15 Sep 2006 - 06 Oct 2006
01 Oct 2006 - 22 Oct 2006
15 Oct 2006 - 05 Nov 2006
31 Oct 2006 - 21 Nov 2006
14 Nov 2006 - 05 Dec 2006
30 Nov 2006 - 21 Dec 2006
16 Dec 2006 - 06 Jan 2007
2 nights / 3 days Chitwan Jungle Safari
- 1 night / 2 days hill side tour to Nagarkot
1 night / 2 days hill side tour to Daman
1 night / 2 days hill side tour to Dhulikhel
1 fulll day sightseeing tour in Bhaktapur, Patan Durbar Square, Bugmati, Khokana
If you have some extra days left after the above trip completion or before going back home we would highly recommend the following optional tour programs: