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Langtang Valley & Ganja La Pass Trek


Langtang valley & Ganja-la pass trek, a fascinating adventure with Experience Treks begins the journey of an interesting drive through Nuwakot and Rasuwa, passing through amazing landscapes and farm villages and town of Trishuli Bazaar, Ramche and to Dhunche, the headquarter of Langtang and Rasuwa area. Drive continues to Syabrubesi large Tamang village for the overnight stop, from here walking towards the scenic valley gorge surrounded by pristine rhododendron and pines forest with thick bamboo stalks where the endangered elusive Red Panda are found, trek continue to the large mountain village at Langtang visiting this lovely traditional villages with its friendly locals along with rich Tibetan Buddhist culture and religion. From here, heading to the high picturesque Langtang valley and at Kyangjin; a large settlement of Tamang and Bhotias people, Langtang & Ganja la surrounded by 2nd largest Nepal’s National Park established in 1976 is regarded as the first Himalayan National Park with the area of 1,710 sq. km. This tremendous adventure trek to Langtang & Ganja La pass offers breathtaking scenery of massive mountains of Langtang Lirung 7,245 m including Gangchenpo 6,378 m, Dorje Lakpa 6,996 m, Pemthang Karpo Ri 6,830 m, Nayakanga 5,845 m and the huge bulk of Shishapangma 8,012 m in Tibetan side.
After a wonderful adventure crossing Ganja-la at 5,106 ms at the same Naya Kanga ridge, we head to Helambu region at Yak Kharka and to Tarkeghyang; the main village of Yolmos people called themselves as Sherpa, the walk leads to Sermathang and concluding this adventurous journey at Malemchipul Bazaar with a nice scenic drive to Kathmandu after a great memorable journey in the high Langtang Valley & Ganja la with Experience Treks friendly expert guide.


Trip Highlights:
1. Over the picturesque Langtang valley & Ganja-la pass and to cultural Helambu region, trekking through enchanting serene rhododendron, Oaks, silver-fir and pines forest
2. Langtang and the Tamang heritage trail with age old religion and culture
3. Visiting traditional farm villages and with warm hospitality of the Tamang people
4. Super sensational panoramas of mid Himalayan ranges of Langtang, Ganesh Himal & Jugal Himal.



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Day 01:
Arrival at Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Day 02:
In Kathmandu with a full day city sightseeing tour.

Day 03:
Drive to Syabrubesi 1,460 m/08-09 hours journey.

Day 04:
Trek to Lama Hotel 2,440 m/06 hours.

Day 05:
Trek to Langtang Village 3,430 m/06 hours.

Day 06:
Trek to Kyangjin Gompa 3,870 m/04 hours.

Day 07:
Rest days at Kyanjin acclimatization with local excursions or climb to Tserko Ri 4,984 m/08 hrs round trip

Day 08:
Trek to Ganja La phedi 4,300 m/05 hrs

Day 09:
Cross Ganja La 5,122 m/16,800 ft and descend to Keldang 4,250 m/07 hrs

Day 10:
Trek to Dukpu 4,080 m/05 hrs.

Day 11:
Trek to Tarkeghyang 2,590 m/05 hrs.

Day 12:
Trek to Shermathang 2,610 m/04 hours

Day 13:
Trek to Malemchipul Bazaar and drive to Kathmandu 1,300 m/05 hrs.

Day 14:
International departure for homeward bound.

Service includes

• Airport pick up & drop off by private vehicles
• KTM to Sabrubesi by public transport
• 3 Nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on 3 star category B/B plan
• A day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley by private vehicle & professional tour guide
• TIMS & National park entry permit fee
• Basic accommodation during the trek
• Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner during trek
• English speaking guide & porter during trek
• Food and salary for staff and porter
• Trekking gears for the local trekking staffs (shoes, jacket & trouser)
• Insurance for local trekking staffs
• First Aid Kit box/bag

Service does not include

• Nepal entry visa fee, Photographs & international flights fare
• Meals in Kathmandu (lunch & dinner)
• Personal nature expanses: telephone calls, cyber bills, bar bills, laundry service, battery recharge bills, hot shower (On trek),washing water, pots of hot drinks, bottle/boiled water, alcoholic and soft drinks
• Essential trekking gears
• Travel & health insurance
• Tipping for all trekking staffs (guide & porter/s)
• An emergencies or rescue evacuation cost/charge (helicopter), if required

Day 01:
Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
On reaching at Kathmandu international airports our Experience Treks staff will receive and transfer you to respective hotel. At the hotel our guide will brief with orientation programs of the hotel, Kathmandu, trekking, do's and don’ts and other related information while you are in Nepal with Experience Treks.

Day 02:
In Kathmandu with half day sightseeing tour.
Kathmandu is full of World Heritage Sites the temples, monasteries, ancient Kings Palaces and courtyard; full day sightseeing will be interesting and a memorable tour before setting for the mountains with Experience Treks.

Day 03:
Drive to Syabrubesi 1,460 m/07-08 hours.
Beginnings this adventurous trips with a driving journey of the winding mountain road to towns and many farm villages with bigger town Trishuli Bazaar, from journey continues uphill to cooler area leaving behind rice fields to maize and millet terraced as the country changes to different culture, and then reaching at Dhunche 1,965 m, a major town of Rasuwa district, drive continues downhill for another two hours to the large Tamang village at Syabrubesi for overnight stop.

Day 04:
Trek to Lama Hotel 2,440 m/06 hours.
First day walk leads to a climb for few hours then with rest of the trekking on pleasant winding paths of terraced farm fields and small villages, then the walk comes to a trail of Thulo Syabru near Riverside Lodge with thick bamboo stalks, walk from here leads to thick rhododendron woods in the river gorge following the Bhotekoshi river upstream all the way to Lama Hotel for overnight stop, a small settlement with few lodges in the middle of rhododendron forest.

Day 05:
Trek to Langtang village 3,430 m/06 hours.
Morning starts with a great walk into the cool serene forest following the raging river and the gorge for three hours then reaching at Ghoretabela located in the midst of thick woods of pines, and rhododendron here onwards one can feel the gain in altitude. Ghoretabela means "Horse-Stable" After a good break walk continues then reaching at Langtang village situated in beautiful valleys after a nice day trek with time to visit this interesting Tibetan culture village.

Day 06:
Trek to Kyangjin Gompa 3,850 m/04 hours.
After a wonderful moment at Langtang village morning walk on the gradual path for a short period, then it continues with an uphill coming to a Mani prayer wall walk leads further east as the valley open with V shape of fabulous views then of snow capped mountains, as the trek progress of this high altitude then reaching to overnight stop at Kyangin Gompa, a scenic picturesque place overlooking mountains in all direction with nearest peak Langtang Lirung 7, 245 ms and its glacier and icefall, Kyangin Gompa houses a small monastery on the ridge top near the glacial moraine of rocks and boulders, within Kyangjin Gompa area there are more than ten lodges with a cheese factory.

Day 07:
Rest the day in Kyangin for acclimatization and local excursion.
A full day at leisure to acclimatize an optional excursion into this lovely valley surrounded by numerous snow capped mountains

Day 08:
Trek to Ganja La Phedi 4,300 m/14,104 ft/05 hrs.
After a wonderful time of rest days at Kyangjin the real adventure starts following the Langtang River and then uphill walks through rhododendron forests, the climb leads to a steep haul on the icy path to reach the flat ground of Ganja La phedi (bottom or a base) for the overnight stop.

Day 09:
Cross Ganja La pass 5,122 m descend to Keldang 4,250 m/07 hrs.
Starting early before dawning the cross the Ganja La pass sometimes it could be quite challenging as this pass is covered by snow most of the season, after a hard climb with stunning views of surrounding high mountains then with a long descent on the icy trail to small ponds and to Keldang Kharka for overnight stop.

Day 10:
Trek to Dukpu 4,080 m/05 hrs.
After a hard trek and climb of previous day start the morning with a pleasant walk following a ridge line, with few ups and downs reaching a small Sheppard’s settlement at Dukpu a summer grazing pasture of Helambu area.

Day 11:
Trek to Tarkeghyang 2,590 m/05 hrs.
Morning walk leads to Tarkegyang village with a slow downhill at first and then climbing a small pass at 4,100 m/13,451 ft a scenic spot for fabulous mountain views of Ganesh, Langtang and Jugal Himal ranges, after a nice break following the path leading to a descend through thick forest of pine, rhododendron trees to Tarkeghyang village for overnight stop with time for excursion in the oldest Buddhist monasteries of this area,

Day 12:
Trek to Sermathang 2,610 m/04 hours.
Enjoying with a visit to Tarkeghyang village with its friendly locals, walk to lead through a flat area with unspoiled forests enjoying with the view of beautiful Helambu villages, walk continue passing Chhortens a prayer Buddhist monument, follow the trail with superb views of rolling green hills reaching at Shermathang village for the overnight stop, a nice village of Yolmos ethnic tribes with time to visit the old monastery.

Day 13:
Trek to Malemchipul Bazaar then drive to Kathmandu 04+04=08 hrs
The final day walk of this awesome adventure walk in the downhill trail on the flat lands to a Buddhist Stupa with Guru Rinpoche “Padmasamba” statue, from here a lond down hill walk through alpine forest to the village of Kakani then continue descent then reaching a suspension bridge over Melamchi Khola, and to Melamche Bazaar for driving journey to Kathmandu, after a grand mind blowing experience in the high mountains on reaching Kathmandu transfer to respective hotels.

Day 14:  
Transfer to airport for international departure.
Last days in this magic awesome Himalaya and with grand memorable time in the mountains with Experience Treks, as per your flight time our staff will transfer you to airport for your final departure for homeward bound.

USD 1045 Per Person of the group is of 1 Pax, USD 805 Per person if the group is of 2 Pax, USD 795 Per Person if the group is of 3 Pax or more


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Health Requirements
You are preparing for a trek in the higher altitudes of remote Himalayan region. Hence during this treks, the physically, emotionally & mentally demanding mountain trek & you may face Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), if you trek/hike quickly/ascended too fast as well as other health related problems. In this regard, Experience Treks strongly recommends for those travelers with pre-existing medical conditions like heart, lungs and blood pressure/diseases make know to us before booking this trip.

Experience Requirements
The remote mountain trekking requires 4 – 6 hours walking in per day a basis and at times it even exceeds to 7 – 8 hours depending on your walking pace, age groups, weather condition & seasons. Despite this fact, we do not suggest you for mandatory hiking or technical climbing experiences. Yet, it will be better if you have a regular jogging habit of few weeks before booking this trip.

Travel Insurance
Experience Treks does not sell or arranges any kind of insurance plan/packages for foreigners except local staff/s. Yet, it will be mandatory to join our trips that you should be insured for comprehensive expenses that may arise from the trip for your own safety. Your Insurance plan must be covering medical/travel issues as well as unforeseen accidents that may occur to the trips. In such a case, you may to take the facility like an air ambulance, helicopter rescue, Clinical attention and so on.

Acclimatization
Trekking in higher altitudes may even cost the life of travelers! The more you go higher elevation/height, the lesser will be availability of Oxygen pressure in the air. Therefore, your body requires a few days too many days to adopt the newer situation/climate in an environment with less oxygen. The higher you climb the more will be the possibility of undergoing through Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) problems. Hence, Experience Treks`s itineraries are extremely concern on this problem/issue. With our expert team, you can easily cops with altitude sickness problems. The AMS will attract you after 3,000 m. The Himalayan Rescue Association (HRA), non-profitable medical institution recommends to all trekkers/hikers to ascend slowly after 3,000 m (either ascends 300 m each day or every 600 m spend an extra night, the same altitude). The rule is slowly ascents to go higher elevation to be safe!

Trekking Crew Arrangement
To facilitate the best trekking experience in the Himalayas, Experience Treks has arranged most hospitable as it is possible, more professional and long-terms experienced crew members. Your local trip member/s will have most extensive knowledge about mountain trails, mountain names & its height/elevation, people & their cultures, religions, socio-cultural aspects, eco-system, flora & fauna, geography of the respective treks/trips and history of the local regions. Besides, our crew members are fully undergone through Rock climbing, Ice climbing, Mountaineering, Intensive wilderness First Aid knowledge, Trekking guides, Eco trekking, knowledge about Responsible tourism business, Sustainable development, English language, Conservation & preservation basic knowledge and Bio-diversity trainings.

Meals Facilities
During the trek in the mountains, you will be served 3 times meals a day with typical Nepali food/meal along with Tibetan, Chinese, Indian, Continental & Italian dishes, depending on your choices. You will have an access to have hot chocolate, tea and other hot drinks as well, breads and snack as well in the camping/tented treks. The early morning breakfast and dinner will be served at the same tea houses or at the local lodges where you spend the night. At times, you too have to enjoy the breakfast and the lunch at the camping overnights sites. Unlike this, you will take your lunch on the way in the mountain trails in the side trips/day excursion. The lunch will be prepared for your team member of the camping/tented treks & in teahouse/lodges treks at local lodge/guest houses. At the climax of the trip, you will enjoy a trip celebration dinner in Kathmandu.

Accommodations Arrangements
During your stay in Kathmandu, Pokhara, Chitwan & other cities, you will enjoy the budget accommodation to best class hotel /resorts accommodation depending on your budget, interest & hobbies where as on the other hand in the mountain trail, you will have to adjust at twin sharing, double bed & single bed rooms basis accommodations at the standard lodges or tea houses, mostly common sharing bathroom & toilet/rest rooms. However, you have to consider the remoteness of travelled places where single room may not be feasible at all the times & need to be the share with someone else in the peak season. Most of the teahouses/lodges are either double bed rooms or twin sharing rooms. Some of the majors trekking destinations, there are deluxe comfortable hotels & Resorts is also available.

Porter Care
We are tremendously concern over the rights of the porters who facilitate traveler`s adventure dreams in the Himalayas. Without porters hard working, your dream to go to mountains will not be certain/guaranteed. It is our serious concern that the porters should be well paid, make sure their warm clothing, well equipped and treated equally even in the harsh situation in the remote Himalayas. In case of emergency situations, we give equal to rescue facilities as other team members get in the adverse situation in the higher altitude including rescue services by Helicopter. Besides this, we too are concern about International Porter Protection Group (IPPG) which works in the field of trekking porter/s by protecting the rights of porter, basic language training to express their problems, make sure for enough warm clothing & other equipment, compulsory Insurance facility. In doing so, we recommend all our trekkers in the Himalayas just to keep their luggage under 30 kg so that it can be handled by porters smoothly in the higher mountains. If possible, try to make about 25 Kg. over 4,000 m & high passes.

Environmental Concerns
Being human beings, it is our responsibility to protect natural & cultural order, to conserve environment and to love nature. Himalayan region is ecologically very much fragile and hence we try to practice “to leave just footprints and take photos” so that future generation will to have chances to experience the beauty of Himalayan region. Respecting natural balance and being sensible towards local environment yields into protecting local cultures as well. Hence, our trip operations tremendously focus on environmental issues in the Himalayas and thereby eco-tourism.

Trekking Group Arrangement
Experience Treks generally provides one trek guide/trekking leaders for the trip operation and porter/s for luggage carrying. It means if there are 4 trekkers, there will be one trek guide & two porters. In the case of porter/s arrangements, there will be one porter for each two paying trekker. This arrangements helps to carry out the trip smoothly even in the adverse situation. Our trips generally accommodate the group of 10 people at a time. Despite this arrangement, we can adjust or run the trips over than 10 people at a time as well as.

Best Seasons
The best seasons of travelling/trekking in the Himalayas are autumn season (September-November) and spring season (March-May). Apart from these two seasons, there is a possibility of trekking in the Himalayas even in the winter and summer seasons which is called off-seasons. In the winter season, cold, snowing & flight delay or cancellation slightly affects the trips & high passes could be closed. But, travelling/trekking in the summer season comes with tremendous rewards for a passionate botanist despite of rainy days, flooding, landslides, flight delay or cancellation like winter season. It will be great in the least rain fall regions & high passes, where are lots of wild orchid blooming.

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If you are in need of more information on any kinds of trips, please contact us at Tel: +977 14429204, +977 9841969631, +977 9803810253 | Email : info@experiencenepaltreks.com.np
Or, you can even place your inquiry at our official websites http://www.experiencenepaltreks.com.np

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