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Langtang Ganja-La Helambu Trekking

"Adventure on remote corners of beautiful Langtang valley crossing high Ganja-la"

Trip Duration: 15 Days

Highlights of Langtang Ganja-La Helambu Trekking

  • Enjoy dramatic adventure crossing over high Ganja-la pass to Helambu area
  • A beautiful journey around scenic Langtang valley to reach impressive Helambu
  • Walk into enchanting woodland of tall rhododendron and magnolia tree lines
  • Following glacial river gorge to reach wide magnificent Langtang valley
  • Explore interesting and immense culture of both Langtang and Helambu villages
Trip Profile:
  • Trip Mode: Hotel and local Lodge with camping for few nights
  • Trek Grade: Adventurous to Challenging (in snow condition)
  • Highest elevation gain: Crossing Ganja-la 5,122 m high.
  • Daily walks: Minimum 04 hrs to maximum – 06 hrs.
  • Trek duration: 11 Nights and 12 Days (with drive both ways)
  • Total Trip: 14 Nights and 15 Days (Kathmandu-Kathmandu).

Langtang Ganja-La Helambu Trekking Overview

Langtang Ganja-la Helambu Trekking, one of the few altitude adventures around beautiful Langtang Himal, located within Nepal Central Himalaya that borders with Tibet/ China. Langtang Ganja la to Helambu Trekking will be an enjoyable and exciting walk visiting both scenic and cultural sides of Langtang Himal with Tamang and Hyalmo villages around heritage areas of Helambu and Rasuwa districts.

Adventure lover trekkers require suitable physical shapes and right month of the seasons. The traveler cross from Langtang valley to reach the impressive village of Tarkye-Ghyang in Helambu via high Ganja-la pass. The walk leads after a great exciting drive from Kathmandu to reach high areas of Langtang and Rasuwa district at Dhunche at about 1,900 m within cold and fresh mountain air. We are then heading further to arrive at Syabrubesi village to start our adventure into Langtang valley and beyond.

As our route leads past several Tamang villages adorned with the ancient culture of Buddhism then walk into serene woodland following a river right up to Kyanjin a beautiful place located amid scenic Langtang Valley. At Kyanjin with rest and acclimatization days are enjoying a great hike to the picturesque hilltop of Kyanjin-Ri or at Tseogo-Ri facing incredible panorama of whole Langtang Himal peaks with Tibetan mountains.

A marvelous journey leads on Langtang valley, where the route leads across Langtang River to reach isolated and remote areas. Langtang at the base of Ganja-la pass, where morning adventure climb takes you on top with steep descends towards Helambu areas.

Crossing with a strenuous climb with beautiful panorama of mountains and then downhill back into the dense forest to reach a charming Tarkye-Ghyang village of Helambu enriched with age-old Buddhist traditions and culture. Enjoying with an adventure of a lifetime experience on Langtang and Ganja la to Helambu Trekking where drive brings you back at Kathmandu after a thrill and beautiful memories with Adventure Alpine Gorkha Treks and Expeditions.

Best Seasons for Langtang Ganja-La Helambu Trekking

April and May are the best months with wild-flowers especially the rhododendron (Nepal national flower) in full bloom, the walk will be great and exciting with beautiful, bright morning till afternoon, with some chances of rains and snow sometimes on higher altitude.

Mid-September, October, and November another best months around Autumn/Fall and pre-winter, when most of the days are clear for views and walks but can be much colder and freezing as altitude gains with chances of snow sometimes.

Monsoon months from mid June to early September a wet rainy seasons where less number of trekkers venture and some lodge in mid monsoon and mid-winter lodge can be closed sometimes due to harsh and humid climate, which makes the walking trails much harder and slippery, but much greener hills with lush vegetation in wet seasons, so the choice as per your holidays in Nepal and for Langtang and Ganja-la to Helambu Trekking.

Langtang Ganja-La Helambu Trekking Short Outline Itinerary
  • Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu via various airlines and transfer to hotel.
  • Day 02: In Kathmandu options for sightseeing tour and trek preparation.
  • Day 03: Drive to Syabrubesi 1,503 m- 06 hrs.
  • Day 04: Trek to Lama Hotel 2,450 m – 06 hrs.
  • Day 05: Trek to Langtang Village 3,430 m-05 hrs.
  • Day 06: Trek to Kyanjin 3,830m/12,565 ft – 04 hrs.
  • Day 07: At Kyanjin for hike to Kyanjin-Ri 4,773 m or Tsego-Ri 4,984 m.
  • Day 08: Trek to Ganja La Phedi 4,300m – 06 hrs.
  • Day 09: Cross Ganja La pass 5,122 m descend to Keldang 4,250m – 07 hrs.
  • Day 10: Trek to Dukpu 4,080 m – 05 hrs.
  • Day 11: Trek to Tarke Gyang 2,590m – 05 hrs.
  • Day 12: At Tarke Gyang with rest day to explore local culture.
  • Day 13: Trek to Sermathang 2,610m – 04 hours
  • Day 14: Walk and drive to Kathmandu via Malemchi Bazaar – 05 hrs.
  • Day 15: International Departure homeward bound or respective countries.

Langtang Ganja-La Helambu Trekking Detailed Itinerary


01
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu via various airlines and transfer to hotel.
  • Reaching Kathmandu received by our staff and guide
  • Adventure Alpine Gorkha Treks transfer to your respective hotel
  • Explore around the streets of Kathmandu and Thamel area.
  • Trek briefing includes welcome dinner in authentic Nepalese restaurants with cultural programs of the country.
02
Day 02: In Kathmandu options for sightseeing tour and trek preparation.
  • Time Kathmandu preparation for Langtang Valley trek within high Langtang and
    Central Himalaya
  • Options for sightseeing tour around Kathmandu at places of interest.
03
Day 03: Drive to Syabrubesi 1,503 m- 06 hrs.
  • Morning with interesting drive beyond Kathmandu to Dhunche town and at Syabrubesi village for first overnight stop around Langtang Himal region of Rasuwa district the home of Tamang tribes.
04
Day 04: Trek to Lama Hotel 2,450 m - 06 hrs.
  • Walk commence from Syabrubesi village cross a bridge over Langtang River,
  • Climb into farm areas and green dense forest to Lama Hotel for overnight stop within forested area.
05
Day 05: Trek to Langtang Village 3,430 m - 05 hrs.
  • From Lama Hotel walk follows river upstream in forested areas and gorge, Reach at Ghodetabla for lunch stop and refreshing break
  • After lunch walk to Langtang village for overnight stop views of Langtang Lirung peaks towards north above high rocky cliff wall.
06
Day 06: Trek to Kyanjin 3,830 m / 12,565 ft - 04 hrs.
  • Morning short walk to Kyanjin major destination of the journey, A short steep climb to a ridge leaving forested area
  • Walk leads into a wide scenic Langtang valley enclosed with array of peaks
  • Overnight stop at Kyanjin within Langtang valley with grand mountain views
07
Day 07: At Kyanjin for option hike to Kyanjin-Ri 4,773 m /15,659 ft or Tsesgo-Ri 4,984 m /16,351ft.
  • A rest day for hike to high hills of Kyanjin-Ri or on top of Tsego-Ri
  • Offers panorama of whole Langtang Himal Mountain range with some peaks of Tibet across the border
08
Day 08: Trek to Ganja La Phedi 4,300m - 06 hrs.
  • Morning catch mountain views and walk across Langtang River to other side within birch forest.
  • Climb leads high to reach near Naya Kanga or Ganja-la peaks close at the base of the pass to set camps with tents.
09
Day 09: Cross Ganja La pass 5,122 m descend to Keldang 4,250m - 07 hrs.
  • Early morning climb on rocky slopes encountering some ice and snow to reach on top Ganja-la pass at 5,122 m with grand panorama of Central Himalaya range.
  • Descend to a small place at Keldang with support of fix ropes on difficult sections.
  • Overnight camping at Keldang surrounded by tall rhododendron and pine trees within cattle grazing area
10
Day 10: Trek to Dukpu 4,080 m - 05 hrs.
  • Morning after a great thrill crossing high Ganja-la walk towards Helambu areas to camp at Dukpu
  • Walk up hill to reach a ridge-line around a ridge line, with few ups and downs reaching a small Sheppard’s settlement at Dukpu.
  • A summer grazing pasture of Helambu area for overnight camp after a good day walks.
11
Day 11: Trek to Tarke Gyang 2,590m - 05 hrs.
  • Morning walk leads to Tarke-Gyang village with down and then climb a hill at 4,100 m /13,451 ft high.
  • The top offers views of Ganesh, Langtang and Jugal Himal range.
  • Descend into forest of pine, rhododendron trees to Tarke-Ghyang village for overnight stop.
12
Day 12: At Tarke Gyang with rest day to explore local culture.
  • Rest day to explore old Buddhist monasteries of the area and enjoy visit of nice village of Hyalmo people enriched with traditions and colorful custom.
13
Day 13: Trek to Sermathang 2,610m - 04 hours.
  • Morning short walk of few hours to Shermathang village for overnight stop,
  • Another nice village of Hyalmo ethnic tribes of Helambu with time to visit the old monastery.
14
Day 14: Walk and drive to Kathmandu via Malemchi Bazaar - 05 hrs.
  • A short walk to road-head where exciting drive takes you to Kathmandu past busy town of Malemchi Bazaar and Dhulikhel
  • Drive leads past farm villages and town on nice road to reach at Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel.
  • Afternoon free at leisure for individual activities and shopping
15
Day 15: International Departure homeward bound or respective countries.
  • Depart from the hotel as per your time for international flights.
  • Adventure Alpine Gorkha Treks guides and staff transfer you to Kathmandu International airport
  • Farwell with grand memories of Langtang and Ganja-la to Helambu Trekking an adventure of great experience
Cost Includes
  • All airport transfers
  • 3 star Hotels in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • City Sightseeing with tour guide by private vehicle
  • Ground transportations from Kathmandu – Syabrubensi– Kathmandu transfers by local public bus/private vehicle
  • Melamchi Bazar (trail head) to Kathmandu
  • City monument fees
  • All necessary paper work and permits (National Park permit and TIMS)
  • An experienced English-speaking Govt. registered trekking guide and local porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Guide and porter salaries, insurance, equipment, transport, food and lodging
  • All mountain accommodation (comfortable private room)
  • Full meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner on your choice
  • Seasonal fresh fruits deserts every day
  • A comprehensive First Aid kit
  • All government and local taxes
  • Trekking equipment: down filled sleeping bag and duffel bag
  • Adventure Alpine Gorkha Treks T – shirt, trekking map and trip achievement certificate

Fare well Nepali Dinner in Kathmandu

Cost Excludes
  • Lunch/Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Hot and bottle drinks
  • Hot shower
  • Electronic device re-charge, Wi Fi
  • Travel insurance and medical evacuation
  • Tipping
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.

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Trip Facts
  • Trip Duration: 15 Days

  • Destination: Nepal

  • Group Size: 2-12 People

  • Difficulty: Tough

  • Altitude: Ganja-la 5,122 m

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