GANGJA LA PASS TREK

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destination Annapurna
duration 13 Days
grade High Advance
start/end point Kathmandu/Kathmandu
region Langtang
max altitude 5,122 m/ 16,800 ft
group size 2-15
meal All inclusive
activity 5-6 Hrs
accommodation Hotel/Teahouse
season Autumn/Spring

GANGJA LA PASS TREK

"The Gongjola Pass Trek has long been a favorite trek due to its wonderful views, interesting Tamang culture, relatively gentle place and accessibility from Kathmandu."

Gangjola Pass was badly affected by the earthquake and subsequent landslide had an enormous effect on the region, but aid and reconstruction have recently reopened this valley to trekking again. Not only it still a beautiful trek, but your visit will also provide vital support for local livelihoods.
Gangjola trek is a trek with a real heart this trek is the Langtang valley region. The Langtang Valley is considered as one of the most beautiful places in Nepal and was once the darling of trekkers seeking stunning landscapes and authentic culture along with heartwarming hospitality — all within easy reach of Kathmandu.

However, the visitors in Langtang Valley is less these days as the people of Langtang are continuing to rebuild their lives after the 2015 earthquake. Survivors of the landslides caused by the devastating earthquake were forced to leave the valley, but now they have come back to reclaim their homeland, rebuild their homes and re-establish their farms.

Trekking in this picturesque valley will support the people by providing much-needed income to rebuild in a sustainable manner and secure way. This is not a charity but a business end of sustainable travel, where your travel choices can respectfully support local people while preserving their dignity, their culture and their way of life. Be wowed by nature, be humbled by the human spirit and be a part of local solutions when you choose to trek in Gongjola pass.

The trek starts at the small town of Syabru Besi. You will trek through magnificent forests to the high alpine meadows and yak pastures around Kyangjin Gompa (a Buddhist monastery). After an (optional) day hike up to the top of Kyangjin Ri (peak), and next day early in the morning we have to wake up for the pass, better to cross early in the morning. 

If you want to shorten your trip and running out of the time then consider adding a helicopter ride from Kyanjin, this will surely prevent you from retracing the route all the way back, you'll experience an unforgettable view that can't be had any other way.
Contact our specialists if you are interested in doing the Langtang Trek, who will arrange your trek in an organized manner.

Highlights of Gongjola Pass Trek

  • You will trek through magnificent forests to the high alpine meadows and yak pastures around Kyangjin Gompa (a Buddhist monastery).
  • The 360-degree views of the Himalayan( mountains).
  • Spectacular Tamang village, retracing your route to Kakani village and Melamchi village.
  • Astonishing landscapes and authentic culture along with heartwarming hospitality in delightful homestay guest houses

ITINERARY

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One night.
3-star Hotel

Upon the arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Sherpa expedition and trekking representative will be there to greet you and give you a warm welcome and transferred you to your hotel and give you a brief description about the upcoming trek.

6 to 7 hours.
Guest House

After breakfast, we will drive out along the northwestern hill of Kathmandu. Along the way enjoy the Himalayan views, terraced fields, and the mountains lifestyle Have lunch on the way or near to Trisuli and head towards Dhunche. Descend down to syabrubesi .overnight at the hotel including a meal.

5 to 6 hours
Guest House

Today will be our first day of Trekking where we follow the Langtang River and pass through the dense forest and cross many suspension bridges where we can see the birds live around the bushes. Passing through many teas houses the trial goes up and down which is not that much challenging and overnight at lama hotel.

5 to 6 hours.
Guest House

After morning breakfast, we embark on the second day of our trek continuing through the dense rhododendron forest.T hen we leave the tree lines behind and enter into the Langtang valley through Ghodatabela. The harness bell on the horse neck and the fluttering prayers flag to welcome us in the stunning Landscapes, then we reach to the Langtang valley which is located below the massive Langtang glacier .overnight at teahouse /lodge.

4 to 5 hours
Guest House

After breakfast, we trek out of the village and pass through the yak pastures, cross several wooden bridges and walk through the winding trails. Slowly we reach the Kyanjing Gumba where we see the local houses made of a stone roof and with the antique style. Overnight at the Tea house/lodge.

4 to 5 hours
Guest house

Today we trek to Tsergo Ri which helps us to acclimatize. Climbing up to five thousand meters offers an eye-catching panoramic view of the Himalayas. This trek is quite challenging and the time for climb depends upon your Physical fitness and the experiences. We will be back by the evening to Kyanjing Gompa and overnight there at tea House /lodge.

4 to 5 hours
3-star Hotel

After breakfast, we start trekking to Ganja La Phedi.C ross the Langtang River and ascend through the rhododendrons forest. During the winter it might take a longer cross the snow stream path. overnight at Kyanjin Phedi at the tea house /lodge.

8 to 9 hours.
Guest House

Today will be a tiring day since Ganja La pass is a hard and difficult pass. It is covered with all the snow throughout the year. Pass the small lakes after a long ascent and summit the Ganja la pass situated at the rocky moraine. Enjoy the spectacular view from the pass and we descend down to Keldang .overnight at the lodge /tea house.

5 to 6 hours
Guest House

After breakfast, we will descend further down to ridgeline. We will pass at the lower altitude passing through forest, ridges, and grassland. Overnight at the lodge/tea house.

6 to 7 hours.
Guest House

Today will be a descend day, as we descend down by 1500 m where we will get more vegetation. overnight at Tarke -gang.

5 to 6 hours
Guest House

Today we will trek to Sermathang. Sermathang is a village which is rich in culture and natural wonders. Along the trail, we will pass by many Sherpa culture and inspiring simplicity of life and also pass through the forest areas an overnight at Sermanthang at tea house /lodge.

5 to 6 hours.
3-star Hotel

As a final day, we trek to Melamchi Bazaar. We trek down to many villages with their traditional culture. we will have lunch in Melamchi and head towards Kathmandu.

25 minutes.
None

We are saying goodbye to the mountains as the journey in Nepal comes to the end today! If you have more time then you can do shopping around the Thamel areas and we Sherpa expedition and trekking will give you a farewell and will drop you to the airport approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight. We hope you had a great trekking with us. See you again!.

SERVICES

What's Cost Includes

  • Airport pickup and drop services on a private vehicle
  • Transportation from Kathmandu to Syabrubeshi and back to Kathmandu in local bus
  • Food all along the trip(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and a cup of coffee or tea) and accommodations during the trip in hotels with a family environment
  • Licensed English or Chinese or Korean or Hindi along with Nepali speaking trekking guide
  • Transportation, food, accommodation, and insurance of Guide during the trip
  • Down jacket, all-season sleeping bag, duffel bag and trekking map(in case if you don't have your own. Down jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag must be returned after completion of the trip)
  • First Aid Medical Kit(Carried by the guide)
  • All the required permits and paperwork(National park permit, TIMS, etc)
  • Welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu at a cultural restaurant(complimentary)
  • A nation-wide operated Mobile SIM Card and a map of the trekking region

What's Cost Excludes

  • International Airfare
  • Your Visa Charges
  • Hotel Expenses(In Kathmandu)
  • Your travel and medical insurance
  • Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, titbits, etc
  • Food and accommodations in Kathmandu
  • Services not mentioned or not promised by the agent/agency
  • Emergency expenses such as expenses on the charted helicopter.

EQUIPMENTS

General

  • Seasonable Sleeping bag and down Jacket (If you need it but has to be returned after the trek)
  • Duffle bag (We will provide duffle bag during the trek Sherpa Expedition & Trekking need to be returned after the trek)
  • A wind and waterproof thin layered jacket (Must have for morning and evening above 3,000m)
  •  Daypack

Upper Body- Head / Ears / Eyes

  • A pair of half gloves
  • A warmer hat that covers the ears
  • Sunglasses 
  • Neck warmer
  • Sunscreen (35 to 60 SPF)
  • Headlamp and an extra set of batteries

Hand

  • A pair of half gloves for walking poles(if you prefer)
  • Warmer shell gloves and liner

Center Body

  • long sleeve t-shirts
  • Thermal Tops
  • wool Jackets or pullover
  • Artificial sports bras for (Women and girls)
  • Water and windproof shell jacket 

Lower Body 

  • Thermal underwear (especially trousers)
  • windproof and waterproof trousers
  • warmer trouser
  • Comfortable trekking pants
  • Extra casual sport pants

Feet

  • A pair of good waterproof trekking boots
  • Pair of sandals
  • 4-5 pairs of woolen socks
  • Socks liner
  • Light shoes and sneaker

First Aid Kits and Medicines

  • Assorted Adhesive Bandages (fabric preferred)
  • Blister treatment
  • Insect testing / anti-itch treatment
  • Ibuprofen / other pain-relief medication
  • Diamox (125mg to 250mg tablets for altitude sickness)
  • Warps, splints, and wound coverings butterfly bandage
  • Water purifying pills

(Note our company guide will carry the medicines and first aid kits during the trek. However, we recommend better to  bring your personal first-aid kit as well)

Miscellaneous, but must useable

  • 4 pic passport sizes with original passport
  • Water bottle & filter
  • Flight details (please make a copy and leave one pic at our office in KTM because of if you won to change your flight date)
  • Bathroom kit (conform, should be included Toilet papers put on the plastic bag, hand wipes, towel, and soap, etc.)

Extra things

  • Comfortable trekking poles
  • Best energy dry foods (up to you)
  • Power Bank and music players 
  • Camera (Memory card, chargers and extra batteries)

GOOD TO KNOW

Accommodation

You will be accommodated in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu. During the trek, teahouses are readily available; all accommodation is on a twin sharing basis. You may find good quality teahouses at the lower altitude but at the higher elevation, you may get to stay in teahouses where accommodations are settled just with a bed, mattresses and a pillow.

Meals and drinks during the trek

Breakfast will be served in Kathmandu whereas full board services (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) is provided during the trek. Variety of meals are available especially noodles, soups, and rice dishes; on some routes, there will be a limited choice and on some routes teahouses only provide local Nepali dish, Dhal Bhat (lentil and rice).

Physical Fitness

It is an easy and moderate trek that takes you away from your hometown to have some good quality time. It is the perfect destination for trekkers who love to walk steadily 4-5 hours a day. We have met people from different walks of life, even first-time travelers can easily pass the trek, and all you need to do is a regular exercise to accomplish this trek. Past experience of any hiking or trekking activities is always a plus.

Best time to travel

Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to December) are usually known as the best season to do a trek. You are much more likely to see clear views throughout the year however we do not suggest you travel in monsoon season.

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Departures

Trip Date Price Duration Seats Left

We Offer Group Discount

No. Of People Price Per Person
1 Pax USD 1,300
2 Pax USD 1,200
3 Pax USD 1,180
4 - 6 Pax USD 1,050
7 - 12 Pax USD 1,030
13 - 18 Pax USD 980
19 - 24 Pax USD 970
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All Inclusive Cost

USD 1,300

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With my wife we delighted in trekking with Sherpa Expedition and Trekking in Langtang Ganjala pass trekking of Langtang region. Found office on the web and chosen to believe them based on great recommendations. Everything was organized as concurred from trekking licenses to settlement in Kathmandu and airplane terminal taxi…etc. Guide knows well all around Ganja la trekking routes and their later state because it is common that a few trails are as of now collapsed due to common landslides! This can spare critical sum of time. Thank you for best Trip of the lifetime!!

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