The Government of Nepal has announced an issue for the flight operation to Lukla. Most of the flights to Lukla will commence from Ramechhap until further notice to avoid the heavy traffic congestion in Kathmandu airport. The airport in Ramechhap is located 130km from Kathmandu (approximately 3-4 hours drive).
Begin our amazing 11-day Langtang Valley Trek with Ganja la Pass Trekking which takes you to the popular Langtang and Ganja La Pass (5122m/16,800 ft). We also make an excellent tour to Tserko Ri (5,000m/16,404 ft) which promises remarkable views of the Langtang Himalayas. The Langtang region’s charm is that it’s so close to Kathmandu and as wild as any Tibetan highlands. Langtang is also renowned for its Gosaikunda Lakes. However, lush rhododendron and bamboo forests, magnificent waterfalls and the snow-capped Himalayas make the trek one of the most diverse near Kathmandu. The people living in the Langtang region’s highlands are the Nepalis, the descendant of Tibetan descent, they also look like Tibetans.
We commence the adventure with a daily bus from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi. The trek starts at Syabrubesi, passes the mighty Ganja La Pass through the Kanyanjing Gompa, and ends at Melamchi Pul Bazar in the Helambu area. You can also walk through several beautiful rice terraces and some beautiful Buddhist monasteries around the beautiful villages of Tarke Gyang and Sermathang before going back to Kathmandu.
Also check our most popular itinerary trip in langtang region, Langtang valley trek.
Day 01: Drive to Syabrubesi (1,550m/5,100ft): 145 km/ 7 hrs
After breakfast, we drive up Kathmandu’s northwest hills. Enjoy Himalayan views and lifestyle across terraced fields and rustic villages. We take Lunch at Trishuli Bazar before heading to Dhunche. From Dhunche down to Syabrubesi, Overnight in Syabrubesi
Day 02: Trek to Lama Hotel (2,380m/7,830ft): 6 hrs
Today is our first trekking day. Follow the Khola River. Leave the dense woods. Cross several suspension bridges. We’re still going by tea houses. The trail goes up and down, but that’s not difficult. Overnight in Lama Hotel
Day 03: Trek to Mundu (3543m/11,621ft) via Langtang village (3,430m/11,253ft): 6-7 hrs
Today, after breakfast, we continue our trekking day towards Mundu village. Our path follows thick woods. Upon descending the valley slowly, we leave the tree line behind. Enjoy Langtang Lirung’s wonderful views. On the road to Mundu, you’ll also pass the Langtang Village, which was seriously damaged last year’s earthquake. Langtang Valley alone lost 400 lives, flooded by an earthquake-driven landslide, destroying a whole village and infrastructure. We also see the Langtang Village ruins, where life is coming back and a few tea-houses are reopened. Overnight in Mundu
Day 04: Trek to Kyangjin Gompa (3,870m/12,697ft): 3 hrs. Explore the area
After breakfast, we continue our journey to Kyangjin Gompa, a region’s main monastery. You will encounter watermills, prayer axes, chortens, with holy mounds of rocks built on them. Passing Nepal’s largest mani wall, made of stone with prayers written on it. The mani wall prayers should be swept away by the wind. After the short hike, spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the Buddhist shrine and surrounding areas with incredible mountain views.
Day 05: Explore Tserko Ri (5000m/16,404ft) 7-8 hrs
After getting tea and breakfast in the morning, we leave the village and pass through yak pastures and start visiting Tserko Ri (5000m/16,404 ft) for sunrise views. Once we really get into high altitudes, you might start feeling thin air. Transfer to Kanjin Gompa in the afternoon across the Himalayas. You will walk around Kanjin Gompa with views, glaciers, icefalls, birds and yaks.
Day 06: Trek to Ganja La phedi (4300m/14,104 ft): 5-6 hr
Taking today’s breakfast, we’re on our way to Ganja La Phedi today. Cross river Langtang. Ascend via rhododendron forests. Because we’re already in high altitude, the time to reach our destination also depends on the trekking season because winter snow can take longer to cross the snow strewn path.
Day 07: Cross the Ganja La pass(5122m/16,800 ft) Trek to Keldang (4250m/13,940ft): 6/7 hr
We’re passing Ganja La Pass today. It’d be a difficult day as Ganja La is one of the difficult transfers. Ganja la pass is nearly year-round covered with snow. Make the long ascent through the rocks, pass the lakes and ascend the Ganja La on a rocky moraine. Enjoy the pass’s stunning views. Climbing up and down the pass can be difficult due to snowfall and ice. We descend to Keldang from the pass.
Day 08: Trek to Yak Kharka (4000m/13,120ft): 5/6 hr
We trek from Keldang to Yak Kharka. From Keldang, we walk down a prominent ridge line. During today’s 5-6 hours walk, we continue losing our altitude across trees, ridges, and grasslands.
Day 09: Trek to Tarke Gyang(2,590m/8,497ft): 5/6 hrs
Today, we’re losing considerably, around 1500 meters. The trail will be close, but you’ll find more foliage as you go down.
Day 10: Trek to Sermathang(2,610m/8,563ft): 3/4 hr
We cross small forest overlooking beautiful Helembu village. The trail sweeps the big valley end between Parachin and Gangyul’s pretty Sharpa village. This village’s people follow Drukpa Kagyu Buddhism, like Bhutan’s national religion.
Day 11: Trek to Malemchi Puul Bazaar: Drive to Kathmandu: 3/4 hrs trek/ 2 hr drive
Today is our last trek day. After breakfast we take the road to Melamchi Bazar, which is around three / four hours walking. Then we’ll grab a Kathmandu ride. Melamchi bazar is mainly settled by Tamang and Sherpa. And then we’ll board Kathmandu’s bus. After a two-hour trip, we arrive at Kathmandu and you’ll be shifted to hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu
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