"The Gongjola Pass Trek has long been a favorite trek due to its expansive views, interesting Tamang culture, relatively gentle pace and accessibility from Kathmandu."
The 2015 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 is it still a beautiful trek, but your visit will also provide vital support for local livelihoods.
Gongjola trek is a trek with real heart this trek is Langtang valley region. The Langtang Valley is 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 in delightful homestay guest houses — all within easy reach of Kathmandu.
However, the Langtang Valley is almost devoid of visitors these days as the people of Langtang are continuing to rebuild their lives after the 2015 earthquake. Survivors of the landslides caused by the 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 beautiful valley will support the people of Langtang by providing much-needed income to rebuild in a sustainable and secure way. This is not charity; this is the 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 g
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. after pass where the 360-degree views of the Himalayan mountains are truly Sermangthang also Tamang village spectacular, you retrace your route to Kakani village and Melamchi is really famous for hairdo power there is a project for Kathmandu . down the valley and drive back to Kathmandu.
Time is limited and money isn’t an issue, consider adding a helicopter ride out from Kyanjin. Not only will this shorten the trip significantly and prevent you from needing to retrace your route, but you’ll have unforgettable views that can’t be had any other way.
If you're interested in doing the Langtang trek, connect with one of our local specialists in Nepal who can organize the trek for you. You'll have an experienced licensed guide, a well thought through itinerary, and the flexibility during the trek to move at your own pace.
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 are truly Sermangthang also Tamang village.
- spectacular, you retrace your route to Kakani village and Melamchi is really famous for hairdo power there is a project for Kathmandu.
- Stunning landscapes and authentic culture along with heartwarming hospitality in delightful homestay guest houses
Day -1 Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m)
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.
Day-2 Drive to Syabrubensi (1,400m ) 6 to 7 hrs.
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.
Day-3 Trek to Lama Hotel (2380m )5 to 6hrs
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.
Day -4 Trek to Langtang Village (3430 m ) 6to 7 hrs
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 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.
Day-5 Trek to Kyanjing Gumba (3870m)4-5 hrs
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.
Day -6Hike to Kyanjing Ri or Tsergo Ri (5,033m) 4 to 5 hrs
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.
Day -7 Trek to Kyanjin Phedi (4,300m ) 4 to 5 hrs
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.
Day -8 Trek to Keldang (4,280m )via Ganjala pass (5,122m )8 to 9 hrs.
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.
Day -9 Trek to Yakharka (4,000m) 5 to 6 hrs.
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.
Day-10 Trek to Tarke-gang (2,590m) 6 to 7 hrs.
Today will be a descend day, as we descend down by 1500 m where we will get more vegetation. overnight at Tarke -gang.
Day -11 Trek to Sermathang (2,610m) 6 to 7 hrs.
Today we will trek to Sermathang. Sermathang is 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.
Day -12 Trek to Melamchi and drive to Kathmandu 6 to 7 hours
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.
Day -13 Final Departure
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.H ope you had great trekking with us. See you again!
- 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)
Upper Body- Head / Ears / Eyes
- A pair of half gloves
- A warmer hat that covers the ears
- Neck warmer
- Sunscreen (35 to 60 SPF)
- Headlamp and an extra set of batteries
- A pair of half gloves for walking poles(if you prefer)
- Warmer shell gloves and liner
- long sleeve t-shirts
- Thermal Tops
- wool Jackets or pullover
- Artificial sports bras for (Women and girls)
- Water and windproof shell jacket
- Thermal underwear (especially trousers)
- windproof and waterproof trousers
- warmer trouser
- Comfortable trekking pants
- Extra casual sport pants
- 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.)
- Comfortable trekking poles
- Best energy dry foods (up to you)
- Power Bank and music players
- Camera (Memory card, chargers and extra batteries)
1. Trekking equipment
The Following information will give you some idea about what you need to bring for the trek as the backpack for the hiking in Nepal and the gear play a vital role for the successful trip and we suggest you to have all the necessary gear for the trip and not to have unnecessary equipment/things that you will not be using for the trip and list of the gear you need for the trek are:
- Good down Sleeping bag (Optional/we can provide one if you do not have on your own and it is to be returned after the trek.
- Duffel or Rucksack bag to keep your all the gear and this will be carried by the porters.
- Daypack bag for yourself
- A down Jacket
- Shade hat
- Warm wool hat to cover your ears
- A pair of lightweight warm gloves.
- T-shirts 2- 3 pieces
- Lightweight thermal tops.
- Fleece jacket.
- Fleece Wind-proved jacket (optional).
- A pair’s nylon hiking shorts which are quick drying one
- Two pairs of lightweight long underwear.
- Two pairs trekking pants, preferably that zip on/off at the knees so they double as shorts
- Four pairs of liner warm socks
- A pair of light to medium weight waterproof hiking/trekking boots.
- A pair of light trekking shoes for camp/lodges
- A pair sandal (Optional)
- A water bottle.
- Head/Torch Light.
2. Medicines and First Aid Kits
- Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude-related headaches like DMX.
- Ibuprofen for general aches and pains.
- Imodium or Peptone besom, Flexon capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea.
- Diamox 125 or 250mg or 400mg tablets for altitude sickness.
- 1 small personal sized first-aid kit with blister treatments such as moleskin, band-aids, some waterproof tape, anti-infection ointments, etc.(Sherpa expedition and Trekking company's team also provide first aid kits)
3. Miscellaneous but Important
- Passport and extra passport photos (4 copies)
- Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money & passport.
- Lip care (Balm) At least SPF 20, 2 sticks.
- Sun’s cream with SPF 40 is recommended
- Pocket knife.
- Water purification Iodine tablets
- Toiletry kits and be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.
Note Regarding Itineraries:
Although we generally adhere to the schedule, the itinerary is subject to change for numerous reasons beyond our control, including weather and terrain conditions, suitable campsite availability, and the group's general fitness level. It is important to understand that our trek is logistically complex and it is not unusual that adjustments be made. Our guide will orient you each evening to the following day's plan and their good judgment is the key to the long history of successful treks that Sherpa Expedition & Trekking Pvt. Ltd. Please remember that our ability to make adjustments as needed helps to ensure that your trek is safe and successful. Your safety is paramount.