Langtang Valley Trek with Ganja la Pass
- Duration:16 Days
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- A chance at sightseeing the world heritage sites(Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, and Boudhanath Stupa).
- Visit the Langtang village and Kyangjin Gompa.
- Scenic road drive from and to Kathmandu.
- Panoramic view of the divine Himalayas from Kyangjin Ri.
- Cross the Ganja La Pass at an altitude of 5200 m.
North of Kathmandu, lies the Langtang valley Ganja La Pass, which allows a multitude of trekking destinations. Langtang is a small valley that lies just lesser the main Himalayan range to the north Tibet Border and a slightly below the range of snowy peaks to the south. A visit to the Langtang valley will offer an opportunity to explore Tibetan villages, Tamang Villages, to climb little peaks and to visit glaciers at conveniently low elevations. Kyanjin Gompa is a last Tibetan village in the valley, from where a trek starts to Helambu over Ganja La Pass (5,200 m). The Ganja la pass itself is no an easy trek. During autumn and spring season, the Ganja La pass trek opens for trekkers.
A trek over Ganja La Pass offers wilderness and adventure encounters. If you are trekking during spring, the forest on the trail is bright and blooming full of rhododendron forests. To cross from Langtang into Helambu via the Ganja La Pass is a dangerous undertaking requiring good equipment and expertise from local guides. For three or four days there will be no facilities and groups with their staff must be fully self-sufficient. Crossing the pass requires the use of technical climbing equipment and trekkers must be proficient and be prepared. The tracks follow a small valley before reaching the glaciated pass where the use of ropes, crampons and ice axes may be important.