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Langtang Valley Trek with Ganja la Pass ( 14 days)

Lantang Ganja-La pass Trek is the adventure challenging and unique wilderness trekking trip in Langtang region. Lantang Ganja-La pass trekking takes you all the way through the lush valleys, evergreen forests, waterfalls and bright

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Lantang Ganja-La pass Trek is the adventure challenging and unique wilderness trekking trip in Langtang region. Lantang Ganja-La pass trekking takes you all the way through the lush valleys, evergreen forests, waterfalls and bright green hills with panoramic views mountains on its backdrop. This trekking trail also takes you through the beautiful Langtang and Helambu valley. These places are mostly inhibited by Tamangs and Helamo ethnic group. Here you get to know their culture, tradition, unique dressing style, ancient trading style and the hardship of rural life.

Lantang Ganja-La pass Trek begins from Syabru Bensi, which is northwest from Kathmandu 120km drive from Kathmandu. Syabru Bensi the trekking trail follows through alpine forests, rich flora and fauna and high altitude Step up and Down a little Plateau up to the Langtang valley. Langtang village is the biggest Tamangs settlement rich in Tibetan culture and picturesque scenery of mountain and glaciers. The fine-looking valley the trail ascends up Kyangjing Gompa 3,800m, widely known for the yak cheese in Kyangjing Gompa. We spend a day acclimatizing our self and exploring the vistas in the periphery from Kyangjing. We come across the Ganja-La pass. This pass to the north, offers panoramic view of Langtang Lirung and the snow peaks in Tibet side including Shisha Pangma at 8,013m.On a clear day you can also view other Magnificent hills and mountains to the south and towards west of the pass Naya Kanga 5,846m, previously named Ganja-La Chuli. The pass the trail descends through steep and dangerous loose screen slope for about 200m before emerging onto a snow slope. Somehow, the descent from Ganja La pass, like most mountain descents, seems more treacherous than the ascent. Which direction one uses to cross the pass Ganja-La, The trekking trail descends through the basin along a distinct path, marked seldom by rock Cairns towards a small stream at 4,400m as we move further pass through a waterfall towards a beautiful Helambu Valley. From here we make our way through one of several substitute trails through villages,Tarkey Gaun, Serema-thang,Kakani towards the road head at Melamchipul bazaar than we take private vehicle to Kathmandu. The adventure trip to Ganja-la is ending from Himalayan Magic Treks to departure transport to airport for your homeland.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345meters). There you will be met by our Airport Representative and transferred to hotel by private tourist vehicle. Overnight at hotel .

Day 02: City guided tour in Kathmandu.

After breakfast, at 9 am sightseeing tour to Pashupatinath( famous Hindus temple in south Asia, Boudhanath( Biggest Buddhist stupa in the world) Patan city (16 century royal palace), Syambhunath( Buddhist hill top temple), Kathmandu City. Overnight at the hotel .

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi(1610m) by Bus. 7 hours driving. O/N at guest house.

Day 04: Trek from Syabrubesi to Lama hotel (2480 m.) Walking 5:30 hours, O/N at guest house .

Day 05: Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3541 m.) Walking 5 hours, O/N at guest house

Day 06: Trek from Langtang village to Chorkari ri(5050m) and back to Kyangjn Gompa. Walking 7:30 hours, O/N at guest house, FB plan

Day 07: Trek to Ngegang( 4520m). Walking 7:30 hours, O/N at Tent

Day 08: Ganja La pass( 5130m) and trek to Keldang( 4420m). Walking 7:30 hours, O/N at Tent

Day 09: Trek down to Dukpa( 4040m). Walking 6:30 hours, O/N at Tent

Day 10: Trek to Tarke Gyang( 2600m). Walking 6 hours, O/N at guest house

Day 11: Rest and Explore. O/N at guest house

Day 12: Trek to Sermathang( 2590m) Walking 6 hours, O/N at guest house

Day 13: Trek to Malemche Pul Bazar and drive to Kathmandu by Jeep. . Walking 4:30 hours walking and driving 3 hours. O/N at guest house

Day 14: After breakfast, the trip ends, our Airport Representative will drop you to the Kathmandu international airport for your final flight departure from Nepal.

Trip Cost Include

  • Transfer airport/hotel/airport on both domestic and international flights by private vehicle.
  • Full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley with Nepalese cultural guide and private vehicle, including world heritage sites entrance fees as per the above itinerary.
  • 5 -star deluxe hotel accommodations in Kathmandu, Shangri La Resort in Pokhara on a twin share bed- and- breakfast basis as per the itinerary.
  • Accommodation in comfortable lodge or Teahouse while on trek
  • Full board meals while on trekking (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with tea and coffee.
  • Professional local trekking guide trained in Wilderness First Aid, Plus Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • All meals, accommodation, salary, equipment, transportation for guide and porter.
  • Insurance covering all stuff, including porters as per state law
  • Private transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek as applicable.
  • Domestic flight to/from Pokhara and Kathmandu, including airport tax.
  • Warm down jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion).
  • All necessary paper work and permits, including TIMS permit
  • Travel & Rescue arrangement. (Helicopter Evacuation available if required, at clients' cost).
  • Comprehensive First aid medical kit.
  • Complementary  Actual adventure T-shirt and Annapurna region trekking map
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu at typical Nepali restaurant.
  • All applicable government taxes.

Please Note: On our tours/trek packages, rooms or tents are provided on a twin sharing basis. A single person supplement charge will be added. This is waived for certain treks. Please discuss this with us. Occasionally, we can match you with a compatible partner for trekking purposes with your approval.

Trip Cost Exclude:

  • Visa fee for Nepal (Please bring accurate $USD cash t $25 for 15 day, US$ 40 for 30 day, and US$ 100 for three month and two passport size photograph).
  • Any meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara other than breakfast (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary).
  • Personal expenses (alcoholic drinks, bottled water, cold drinks and laundry).
  • Personal medical and travel insurance and medical bills.
  • International air fares/ flights (Fares and flights can be arranged upon the request).
  • Hot shower during trekking.
  • Personal trekking equipment.

Stay Safe

  • Altitude Sickness: The main and common risk while trekking above about 2500m is Altitude sickness. Altitude sickness is caused by acute exposure to low partial pressure of oxygen at high altitude. The available amount of oxygen to sustain mental and physical alertness decreases with altitude. Available oxygen drops as the air density itself, the number of molecules (of both oxygen and nitrogen) per given volume, drops as altitude increases. So don’t ignore, if you have any symptoms then descending to a lower altitude is the only option.
  • Water: Have some means to purify water, iodine or a fine ceramic filter are the best options. The streams should be considered polluted and whilst bottled water is often available, the disposal of plastic bottles is a problem.

Electricity in Nepal

Nepal is a developing country, Outside of major cities area electricity on trekking can be scares. You should have to pay 100-800 NRs per hour to charge goods on many lodges and also many tea-house treks, including in Annapurna base camp trek, Everest Base camp trek and many others treks also. Chargers often won't work on low power solar systems you find right up in the mountains so u can buy alternative bayonet light to electricity power plug converter, which will only works in low voltage is highlow. The standard Nepalese electrical outlet is a three-pronged triangle so bring three-pronged triangle chargers.

Nepal Climate information

Nepal is a landlocked country which lies in Hindu Kush Himalayan region. Nepal has monsoonal climate having four main seasons: spring, summer, monsoon, autumn and winter.

Below is a general guide to conditions at different seasons:
January to March (winter): In this season temperature will decrease at often 0°C (32°F) at night, with extreme cold at high elevations. It is possible to trek in places like the Everest region during the winter but due to extreme cold weather and heavy snow fall it may be quite difficult than as usual.
April to June (summer): In these months it is quite warm and dry weather. There is an abundance of blooming flowers in the Himalayas at this time, with rhododendrons, in particular, adding a splash of color to the landscape. This season is the best time to undertake mountain expeditions.
June to September (Monsoon): There will be heavy monsoonal rainfall in this season. Rains are generally lighter in high Himalayan reasons. In this season the mountain ranges are not often visible due to the clouds.
October to December (autumn): These months are cool and clear which is due to the end of monsoon, there is little dust in the air so this is the best season to visit the hilly and mountainous regions.

Nepal Visas information

Visa in Nepal can be acquired on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu and also at the border entry points in Kakadvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Gaddachowki border of Nepal - India and Kodari on Nepal-China border. Visa can also acquire at the nearest Nepal Embassy. For visa renewal purpose you can contact at Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan at Kathmandu. A valid passport and one passport -size photo with a light background is required. Visa can be obtained only through payment of cash in the following currency: Euro, Swiss Franc, Pound Sterling, US Dollar, Australian Dollar, Canadian Dollar, Hong Kong Dollar, Singapore Dollar and Japanese Yen. Credit card, Indian currency and Nepali currency are not accepted as payment of visa fee.

Visa Facility         Duration       Fee
Multiple entry       15 days          US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry       30 days          US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple entry       90 days          US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency

Respect to Local Peoples

In Nepal, “Namaste” or “Namaskar” is said to an older or high-status person with palms together, figure up. It is used to greet a person in place of goodbye or hello. There is no limitation how many times you say “Namaste” but, it is better if you say once per person, per day. If You want to say “Thank You” then you can say “Dhanyabaad /'ðɅnjɅbɑ:d/ (Dhan-ya-baad)” 

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