Ganesh Himal and Langtang Valley Trek-20 Days

Good to Know
  • Duration 20 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Starts/Ends Kathmandu to Kathmandu
  • Group Size 2-10
  • Max. Altitude 4600 M.
  • Best Season March, April, May and September, October, November

Our Ganesh Himal and Langtang Valley Trek is a full package that brings you face-to-face with massive Himalayan peaks while passing charming villages along the way.  Ganesh Himal is to the west of Langtang Himal and east of Manasulu range. It stretches between the two rivers: Trisuli and Budhigandaki.  The main peak along our trek is Ganesh Himal (7429m). The region has altogether 7 peaks, each with its distinctive character. These mountains stretch so far into the sky that they can be seen from Kathmandu.  It a precious area where the simple Himalaya life can be still observed. The charm of this area is that it offers a peaceful, yet varied trekking experience, visiting some peaceful Tamang villages, hot spas, gorges and glaciers, etc.

The course starts from Trisuli Bazaar, in the semitropical sun, and goes up to a fairly high elevation, where close views of Ganesh 7163m are enjoyed.  After crossing over two passes, the trail descends back to Syaprubesi. The highest elevation we reach is over 4000m.

The Langtang Himal is north of the Kathmandu Valley, lying just south of the Tibetan border. The Langtang Valley is sourrounded by high peaks of great beauty.  It has become famous ever since the British mountaineer Bill Tilman described it as the most beautiful valley in the world. The highest peak in this area is Shisapangma or Gosaithan (8027m) in Tibet. The path from Langtang Valley to Gosaikunda is full of diversity and it attracts many tourists. The Langtang Valley is also know as the holy grail of alpine plants. The whole valley is covered with flowers during the summer. The Ganesh Himal Langtang Valley Trek is a prime example of temperate and sub alpine vegetation. The dense oak and pine forests on the trail of particular interest. As usual, the blooming rhododendrons form a spectacular display of color during the Spring.  This high and isolated region is inhabited by the Tamang ethnic group, whose religious practices, language and dress are similar to their northern neighbors in Tibet.

Itinerary
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Representatives of ‘Adventure Himalayan Travels’ will pick you up from Tribhuvan International Airport of Kathmandu and take you to our Hotel where you will be shortly notified about your daily itinerary. Dinner will be served in the late evening.

  • Mealsnot available

Kathmandu Valley includes several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including Pashupatinath (famous Hindu temple and cremation ground) Boudhanath (massive Buddhist stupa). We can also visit Swyambhunath, also known as Monkey Temple, which was built roughly 2000 years ago.  Finally, we can visit Patan, city of fine arts. In the afternoon, you will be meeting with your trekking guide and will check all the necessary things. Overnight stay at the hotel.

  • MealsBreakfast

On the 3rd day, we head to Salangkhu Khola from Kathmandu, taking breakfast in the early morning. Trishuli and will take the lunch on the way. After taking lunch, we walk for  3 hours, enjoying the beauty on the way. Overnight stay in Trishuli Bazaar.

    Today we trek to Deurali Bhanjyang (1700m) after departing Trishuli Bazaar. Shortly after leaving Trishuli Bazaar, we will find a suspension bridge over Samari Khola. We hike around terraced rice fields, crossing several villages along the way. Deurali is a village inhabitant by several ethnic groups. Overnight stay at a homestay or tent. 

      On the 5th day we head to Bhaisi Kharka (2300m) from Deurali. Shortly after, we encounter Salme Village, which lead us to Bhaisi Kharka (2300m). Overnight stay in Bhaisi Kharka.

        After taking breakast in Bhaisi Kharka, we carry on through the Bamboo, Rhododendron and Pine forests.  You will get to see several types of wildlife and birds.  After several hours, we ascend to Kharani Odar (2800m), where we will stay overnight

          Today is an exciting day! We ascend to Singla Pass (4600m) from Kharani Odar. To arrive there you have to wake up early in the morning and take your breakfast. Again you will be following dense forests. We eventually reach a high alpine environmental with snow-capped mountains in each direction. Now, we are close to Ganesh Himal. Overnight stay at Singla Pass.

            We wake up with glorious mountain views.  Today we are trekking to Pongsang Pass (3800m) from Singla Pass. We will descend from Singla Pass after taking breakfast. We enjoy the magnificent views of Ganesh and Langtang Himal along the way. Overnight at Pongsang Pass.

              Today we explore the surrounding areas while allowing our bodies to acclimate to the altitude. Though you will be descending in next day, it is still helpful to allow our bodies to relax. After taking a lunch you can explore and observe the surrounding near to the camp. Overnight again at Pongsang Pass.

                Today we arrive at Somdang Phedi 93300m) descending from Pongsang Pass. To pass the valley means we will get supreme views of Mailung Khola. Overnight stay at Somdang Phedi with views of rolling hills and mountain peaks. 

                  After breakfast, we head towards the trail of Somdang that leads to Yuri Kharka. Continuing on the trail, you will hike through the thick forest, passing small villages along the way.  After a few hours, we arrive in Gotlang. Overnight stay at a guesthouse.

                    Today we high through Tamang villages between Gotlang and Syabrubesi (1400m).  Overnight stay at a guesthouse in Syabrubesi.

                      The trail departs from main road and descends to meet the suspension bridge, which needs to be crossed to make it to the wooded area of Doman (1680m).  Here, the soothing songs of various birds including Lophophorus and Cookoo can be heard.  We hike further up through moraines at Paira Lodge (1810m) continuing upward to Bamboo Lodge (1960m) which eventually leads to Lama Hotel (2470m).  Overnight in Lama Hotel.

                        The trail leaves Lama Hotel and proceeds further up the hill through verdant forests of maples and oaks which open up at Langtang Village (3430m) offering 180 degree view of Lirung Mountain. The path goes through lush rhododendron and pine forests before passing through Gumanchok (2800m) and Ghora Tabela (2970m). We eventually reach to Langtang Village after a short climb up the hill.  Overnight in Langtang Village.

                          On day 6, the trek follows the steep path uphill to pass through Sindum and Yamphu (3640m). Later, we cross Laja Khola and reach to a viewpoint from where Kyanjin Gompa and the icefall from Lirung and Kinshung can be viewed. Ultimately we will descend down Kyanjin Gompa (3870m). Overnight in Kyanjin Gompa.

                            Kyanjin Gompa is the last permanent settlement with a small gompa and a cheese factory.  Use it as a base for day hikes, exploring the upper valley or climbing the hill north of Kyanjin called Tsergori (5033m).  Tsergori lies up the valley from Kyanjin.  The upper valley is surrounded by spectacular snow peaks, including fluted peak Langtang Lirung and the Tibetan Droje Lakpa.  There is plenty to explore in the area! Overnight in Kyanjin Gompa. 

                              There are lots to explore in and around Kyanjin Gompa. We can unravel the glaciers and take a short trek to the Himalayan Yak pastures. Kyanjin Gompa gives the 360 degree views of Langtang Lirung, Genjempol and Kenga Himal ranges. Cheese factory, Buddhist monastery and Tsergo Ri (5033m) are other sites worthy visiting. Later we will travel back to Lama Hotel for night stay.

                                The trek from Lama Hotel to Syabru takes about five hours. The upper part of the trail is more beautiful for the panoramic view of mountains and green hill views. The first half of the trail is a gradual decline and then the trail descends to the Syabrubesi. There was run a project called Chilime Power Plant The main inhabitants belong to Tamang community and they have adopted Tibetan lifestyle. We can relax in the sun savoring the final moments with the majestic Himalayan Mountains.

                                  The road winds through a series of twists and turns persistently for about 8 to 9 hours to cover 117km, ending in Kathmandu.  Upon arrival, we will have a celebratory dinner. Overnight in hotel.

                                    We will transport you to the airport.  Thanks for trekking with Adventure Himalayan Travels.  We look forward to seeing you again!

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                                      What's Included
                                      Includes
                                      • 16 nights and 17 days of food and accommodation during trek ( tent and local lodge)
                                      • Transportation from Kathmandu to Trishuli Bazaar, and from Dhunche to Kathmandu after trek
                                      • English speaking local expert guide, (porters,cook,sharpa,helper)
                                      • Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) fees
                                      • Langtang National Park entry fee
                                      • Three nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu at bed and breakfast
                                      • Airport transfers and escort
                                      • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu
                                      • Equipment & clothing for porter & staffs
                                      • Equipment (sleeping bag, first aid kit, oximeter etc.)
                                      • Tent, mattress, and other equipment for camping
                                      • Insurance for all staff & porters
                                      • Trekking achievement certificate
                                      • Adventure Himalayan Tshirt
                                      Excludes
                                      • Nepal visa - Multiple Entry 30 days - USD 50  (Details in Visa Page)
                                      • International flight & all domestic airfare
                                      • Insurance for clients (i.e. helicopter evacuation, etc.)
                                      • Lunch & dinner during hotel stay in Kathmandu
                                      • Electronic charging fees at guest houses during the trek
                                      • Hot shower during trek
                                      • Alcoholic drinks, candies, etc.
                                      • Extra accommodation and meals outside of itinerary
                                      • Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)
                                      • Tips, any expenses incurred in emergency evacuation/road block due to any reason, table drinks, snacks while walking. 
                                      Dates and Prices
                                      Date PriceAvailability 
                                      Start DateStarts: ThursdayMay 30, 2024End DateEnds: TuesdayJun 18, 2024PricePriceUS$1675StatusStatusAvailable

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