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14 Days
Availability : March - April & Oct - Nov
Kathmandu
Ganja La Pass
Min Age : +12
Max People : 20

Ganja La Pass Trek

Ganja La Pass Trek is one of the famous but difficult trekking in the Langtang region and is considered a unique, wilder, and more adventurous place than other trekking areas. The Ganja la Pass hike is a famous passage that offers the opportunity to explore the villages of Tamang and enjoy panoramic views of Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa, Ganesh Himal, Yala Peak and Naya Kanga, Gaurishanker Etc. The trip itself goes through magnificent rhododendrons and bamboo forests with a splendid view of the snow-capped mountains.


Trip Highlights

  •     Visit the Tibetan village in Langtang
  •     Impressive view from Ganja La Pass
  •     Panoramic mountain view from Kyangjin Ri
  •     Spectacular view of the peaks torn by the ice.
  •     Panoramic view of 10 peaks of more than 6000 m.
  •     Picturesque road trip from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi
  •     Stunning views of Langtang RI, Ganesh Himal, Lang Sisa, and Chorkari Ri

 

Ganja La Pass Trek Itinerary

Ganja La Pass Trek itinerary can be customized according to your choice. Please write to us for the individual travel Itinerary. The price varies depending on hotel category, transportation, private vehicle, and flight service.

Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300 m)

Day 02:Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley and Preparation for Trekking

Day 03:Drive to Syabrubesi: Walking Duration 8 to 9 hours

Day 04:Trek from Syabrubesi to Hotel Lama: Duration 6-7 hours.

Day 05:Trek from Lama Hotel to Mundu via Langtang village: walking duration 6-7 hours

Day 06: Trek from Mundu to Kyangjin Gompa (3,870 m): Duration 3 hours.

Day 07:Explore Tserko Ri (5000m) Walking Distance 7-8 hours.

Day 08:Trek from Kyangjin Gompa to Ganja La Phedi: walking distance 5-6 hours

Day 09:cross Ganja La Pass and trek to Keldang (4250m): walking distance 6-7 hours

Day 10:Trek keldang to Yak Kharka: walking distance 5-6 hours

Day 11: Trek from Yak Kharka to Tarke Gyang (2,590 m): walking distance 5-6 hours

Day 12:Trek from Tarke Gyang to Sermathang (2,610 m): Walking distance 3-4 hours

Day 13:Trek from Sermathang to Melamchi Pul and drive to Kathmandu

Day :14Drop to Kathmandu Airport

Overview of Ganja La Pass Trek

Ganja La Pass Trekking trip is especially to prepare for tourist trails that show up the Langtang region in Nepal and are descendants of Tibetan origin. People still look like Tibetans. These treks are more adventurous and unique than other treks in the Langtang region which offers a panoramic view of the Himalayas, the beautiful Langtang Valley, and the Helambu Valley. The Ganja la Pass Trek follows the alpine forests, the rich flora and fauna, and the high pastures.

The attraction of the Langtang region is its proximity to Kathmandu. Ganjala Pass Trek is as wild as any Tibetan mountain. The northern parts of the area are mainly within the borders of the Langtang National Park. The main ethnic groups are Sherpa and Tamang, whose religious practices, languages and clothing are very similar to those of Tibet. The forests in this region have temperate, subalpine vegetation and diverse wildlife.

Ganjala Pass Trek starts from Syabru Bensi. You follow the Langtang Khola east to Kyanjin Gompa, where there are a small Buddhist monastery and a cheese dairy. You also make an exciting trip to Tserko Ri (5000 m) and offer a breathtaking view of the Langtang Himalaya. The highest point of the walk is (5122 m). The Ganja La pass is covered with snowy ice almost all year round. The pass offers a majestic panoramic view of Langtang Lirung and the snow-capped peaks of the Tibetan border.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300 m)

Depending on your arrival time, we will be at the Kathmandu International Airport to give you a warm welcome to our country, where you can enjoy the entire trip. After exchanging friendly greetings in the arrival area, we will guide you to our vehicle to take you to your reserved hotel. After fresh up, visit our office to learn more about your trekking trip. You will have a meeting with your trekking guide as well as other participants and discuss the equipment required for trekking, and we will process trekking permits. Today is a full leisure day, and we will be happy to guide you through the city.

Meals included: none

Day 02:Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley and Preparation for Trekking

Today, after breakfast, we begin a tour of several of Kathmandu’s most historical and spiritual places. The day will also be to complete the official process and other necessary arrangements. Attractions we visit include the World Heritage sites of Kathmandu Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath, the famous “Monkey Temple” (Swayambhu Nath), and the Buddhist shrine (Bouddha Nath). In the afternoon, there will be a travel discussion, and we will complete the trek preparation. You can also buy personal items at the last minute, as we will be leaving for the trek next early morning.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 03:Drive to Syabrubesi: Walking Duration 8 to 9 hours

Today, after having breakfast at the hotel, you head towards Syabrubesi, the starting point of the Ganjala Pass trek. The trip takes between 8 and 9 hours to reach Dhunche. As you drive to Dhunche, you will notice a variety of landscapes, scenic foothills, and ridge views. We descend from Dhunche to Syabrubesi. You will spend the night at the guest house in Syabrubesi.

Meals included: Breakfast lunch and dinner

Day 04:Trek from Syabrubesi to Hotel Lama: Duration 6-7 hours.

Today is your first exciting day of trekking. The path of excitement on the first day leads through the Bhote Koshi River, which flows from Tibet and follows the Langtang Khola. After visiting the Guru Rinpoche gompa, follow the main cobblestone road out of the village through Langtang Khola. After crossing the suspension bridge, the path gradually rises to the bamboo and leads past the landslide. The way leads through the subtropical forest, which is covered by oaks and maples, large spruces, firs, and blue pines. We drive through the jungle of trees and rhododendrons. The diversity of wildlife; In the forest, live yellow-throated martens, wild boars, langur monkeys, red pandas, and Himalayan black bears, etc. Then your hike gently climbs to Rimche (2400m). And at the end to the Hotel Lama for the night stay.

Meals included: Breakfast lunch and dinner

Day 05:Trek from Lama Hotel to Mundu via Langtang village: walking duration 6-7 hours

Today, after breakfast, we start our trek towards the village of Mundu. Our path continues through dense forests. After a steady climb through the valley, we left the tree line behind. Enjoy the beautiful view of Langtang Lirung. On the way to Mundu, we passed the village of Langtang. We also see the ruins of the Langtang village, where life slows down, and some tea houses are reopened.

Meals included: Breakfast lunch and dinner

Day 06: Trek from Mundu to Kyangjin Gompa (3,870 m): Duration 3 hours.

After breakfast, we head to Kyangjin Gompa, a main monastery in the region. We will pass water mills, prayer wheels, and choirs with sacred rocky hills with inscriptions carved on them. Also stop by the most massive mani wall in Nepal, which is made of stone with prayers. The prayers on the mani wall should be blown away by the wind. After the short walking, you will spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the Buddhist shrine and the surrounding area with great views of the mountains.

Meals included: Breakfast lunch and dinner

Day 07:Explore Tserko Ri (5000m) Walking Distance 7-8 hours.

After having breakfast in the morning, we leave the village, cross yak grassland, and head to Tserko Ri (5000m) to enjoy the sunrise in the mountains. Since then, we have been going up. In the afternoon you return to Kanjin Gompa, surrounded by the Himalayas. We can take a walk through Kanjin Gompa and enjoy the view, glaciers, icefalls, birds, and yaks.

Meals included: Breakfast lunch and dinner

Day 08:Trek from Kyangjin Gompa to Ganja La Phedi: walking distance 5-6 hours

After having breakfast early morning, you will walk towards Ganja La Phedi, crossing the Langtang Khola ascent through the rhododendron forests. We are already at high altitude; the time to reach our destination depends on the season of the trek. Some time can take longer to cross the snowy road in the winter snow

Meals included: Breakfast lunch and dinner

Day 09:cross Ganja La Pass and trek to Keldang (4250m): walking distance 6-7 hours

Today we cross the Ganja La Pass. It would be a busy day since Ganja La is one of the steep passes. The Ganja la Pass is covered in snow almost all year round. Enjoy the spectacular view from the pass. Going in and out can sometimes be difficult due to snow and ice. We descend from the pass to Keldang.

Meals included: Breakfast lunch and dinner

Day 10:Trek keldang to Yak Kharka: walking distance 5-6 hours

We start our trek from Keldang to Yak Kharka. We descend from Keldang further down and follow a distinctive ridgeline. During our 5-6 hour hike today, we continue to lose our height through forests, ridges, and meadows.

Meals included: Breakfast lunch and dinner

Day 11: Trek from Yak Kharka to Tarke Gyang (2,590 m): walking distance 5-6 hours

Today’s route will descend about 200m. But we will go up the 4100 m high Faguna Pass. The view from the pass is spectacular over the Annapurna region and the Mount Everest region too. On the way down, we pass through rhododendron forest, past a small shepherd settlement to Tarke Gyang. You can visit one of the ancient Buddhist monasteries. We will stay at Tarke Gyang.

Meals included: Breakfast lunch and dinner

Day 12:Trek from Tarke Gyang to Sermathang (2,610 m): Walking distance 3-4 hours

Today’s route will be in the plains area, so you won’t have much trouble walking to Shermathang. If you hike to Helambu in spring, you can enjoy the most impressive and beautiful view of the rhododendron forest with many rhododendron flowers. Other than that, you will come across Mani and Chortens walls everywhere, and the view of the mountains with these Chortens and Mani walls is inspiring. Today you can also explore the Sherpa people, their way of life, and their unique culture.

Meals included: Breakfast lunch and dinner

Day 13:Trek from Sermathang to Melamchi Pul and drive to Kathmandu

The path gradually leads through meadows and cultivated fields to the Melamchi Pul Bazaar. You will find several ancient Sherpa villages with their tradition are Very pleased with a view of the mountains and interaction with local people. The trip to Kathmandu lasts approximately six hours. Night stay at hotel in Kathmandu.

Meals included: Breakfast and lunch

Day :14Drop to Kathmandu Airport

On the last day of this trip, we will take you back to the airport according to your flight schedule. We hope that you enjoyed the Nepal trip and hope to see you for another adventure.

Meals included: Breakfast

Cost Include/Excludes

Price Includes

  • Collection and delivery from the airport and the hotel.
  • Three nights in a three-star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast on twin sharing
  • Lodge accommodation and three meals during the trek
  • Full day excursion to Kathmandu with guide and entrance fees
  • Kathmandu-Syabrubesis-Melamchi-Kathmandu bus ticket
  • An experienced English speaking trekking guide
  • Salary, insurance, equipment, meals, and accommodation for staff.
  • All necessary documents and permits (Langtang national park permit, TIMS)
  • A complete medical kit
  • Government and local taxes

Price Excludes

  • Nepalese visa fee for Nepal (bring cash in USD and two passport photos)
  • Private vehicle (except public bus)
  • lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and also in case of early return from the mountain as planned)
  • Additional night in Kathmandu due to early arrival, late departure and first return from the mountain for any reason
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • ersonal expenses (phone calls, laundry, cash bills, battery charge, additional luggage rack, boiled water or bottle, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guides and porters

Essential Information

Food and Accommodation

You will spend the night in a three-star hotel in Kathmandu and tea houses during the trek. All accommodations are double or twin sharing rooms. A single room supplement is served upon request and costs an additional $ 275. We organize rooms with attached bathrooms. In teahouses, however, there are only shared washing and toilet facilities in some places. Also note that single rooms in Kathmandu and trekking regions are readily available at lower altitudes, but finding them at higher elevations can be difficult.

We provide breakfast only in Kathmandu, while all three meals are offered during the trek. During the trekking, you can enjoy Nepalese food, as well as more international cuisine such as Tibetan, Italian, Continental, Indian, etc. Breakfast and dinner are served from the lodge menu, where we spend the night, while lunch is served on the way to the next destination.

Travel insurance

Travel insurance for each itinerary of our company is a prerequisite for booking vacations. At a minimum, you must have emergency and repatriation insurance that must include the cost of the mountain rescue. It is vital to read Carefully on the terms and conditions of your insurers. In particular, you should ensure that the following are covered: 1) Activity (i.e., tourism, trekking or mountaineering) 2) Maximum altitude that can be reached during trekking 3) Evacuation of the helicopter in an emergency. You should understand that you will bear the cost of the evacuation and return procedures and that it is your responsibility to pay for the evacuation or medical treatment. You must be fully aware of the effects of travel insurance and understand the limitations and exclusions of your policy. Please note that in certain circumstances, our company guide may initiate helicopter rescue operations (or other necessary operations) in medical emergencies without first seeking approval from your insurance company.

Trekking guides and other crew arrangements

The most important thing that makes this trip enjoyable and unforgettable are the experienced, polite, and helpful guides and the crew that can make our days in the mountains go smoothly. The best and most professional leaders lead our tour. All of our company staff are carefully selected based on their appropriate experience, leadership skills, and personal talent. To preserve local communities, we try to employ only local people who have sufficient knowledge of the culture, ecosystem, flora, fauna, geography, and history of their region.

Climate and best season for this trek

The spring and fall seasons are considered the best times for This Trek, as the weather and temperature are calm and constant during these seasons. The spring months offer the flowering of rhododendrons and many seasonal flowers. Autumn is also one of the best times to explore, and you can enjoy various Nepalese festivals like Dashain and Tihar.

Winter and summer are less suitable compared to spring and autumn. In winter, the temperature level drops below freezing, making it less pleasant to walk to higher regions. The days are cold, followed by snowfall and snowstorms. Summer also comes with heavy rains and unpredictable weather. However, with the right equipment, you can walk to the Langtang region year-round.

Physical fitness and experience requirements

Ganjala Pass Trek is a medium difficulty trek suitable for all passionate hikers who can hike around 5-7 hours a day with a light backpack. Walking at higher altitudes is more physically exhausting than at lower elevations, but if you are in excellent health with an average physical condition and have a positive attitude, self-confidence, and strong determination. Exercising and running regularly for a few weeks before the trip is an excellent idea to improve your strength and stability. Previous hiking experiences would be a bonus, but no technical knowledge is required for this trip. For participants with existing conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases, it is essential to consult your doctor before starting your journey. It is also recommended that you inform us of your health before booking the trek.

Proposed preparation

  • Cardiovascular exercises like running, biking, jogging, and push-ups for three months, 4-5 days a week before your trip become extremely practical.
  • You should also participate in the development of core strength and muscular endurance during strength training.
  • Walking the hills in different weather conditions is excellent preparation for this trip.
  • If you have access, kayaking and swimming can be a beneficial way to develop the strength and endurance necessary for this journey.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How difficult is Ganja La Pass Trek?

Generally the trek is narrow where it rises steeply. It’s probably the hardest high pass. It is much longer and in many places almost as steep as the west face of Cho La Pass in Everest

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    Sophie Ritter

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    Great trek with Professional organization and very friendly Staff

    I have just returned from Ganjala Pass. The beautiful Ganjala Pass is located between Helambu and the Langtang Valley. Our guide Pema was top-notch, personable, professional, very good at the place, and took good care of us. Without him, we would not choose any other journey; It was so awesome. From the first contact with Ganesh at this company, I knew they were the team to book with. All my questions were answered immediately with the exact information I was looking for. The walk itself, as I investigated, was hard, but very satisfying. Again, our guide has taken all the necessary safety precautions so that we can properly acclimatize and learn all the everyday things we would experience. He asked about our physical health; Without this guide, we would not have completed the hike as many other people we saw were evacuated due to insufficient acclimatization and speed to travel properly. Many thanks to all the teams. I can only recommend them and will always use them for other treks in Nepal.

    April 4, 2022
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