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Langtang Valley Ganja-La Pass Trek

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Max. Elevation
5130 m / 16830 ft
Group size
Min 1+
Level
Moderate
Transportation
All ground transportation as per itinerary
Best Season
Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov & Dec
Starts at / Ends at
Kathmandu / Kathmandu
Accomodation
3*** Hotel in Kathmandu and Tea house / Lodge during the trek
Meals
Breakfast in Kathmandu and all meals during the trek

Highlights

  • Syabrubesi may be reached from Kathmandu by public bus or by private vehicle in 6 to 7 hours of spectacular road travel.
  • Visit Kyanjin Gompa and Langtang hamlet, which are a fusion of distinctive culture, mountain landscape, and natural splendors.
  • Panoramic view of the mountain from the breathtaking viewpoints of Kyanjin Ri (4400m), Tserko Ri (4984m), and adventurous Ganja La (5130m).
  • Lifetime exposure to different landscapes, including glaciers, adventurous passes, forests, rare red pandas, a variety of fauna, and unique flora.
  • Experience Tibetan Buddhism affected regional customs and culture. Buddhist temples, stupas, and structures.
  • Explore the stunning natural diversity, waterfalls, spectacular rhododendron woodland, picturesque terrain, and native communities.
  • Visit Helambu villages to see how the local Tamang and Sherpa people live there.

Overview

The Langtang Valley Ganja-La Pass trek provides beautiful views of the mountains, high passes covered in snow, historic religious villages, attractive Langtang and Helambu valleys, and a natural way of life. The Ganja-La Pass excursion carries you over the icy Ganja La Pass (5130m), which separates the bustling trails of the Langtang region from the quiet trails of Helambu, and gives you the chance to experience pristine nature free from human intervention.

The Ganja La Pass Trekking is one of the most difficult trekking routes in the Langtang Region, and it is situated northeast of the Kathmandu Valley. This exhilarating walk travels through slender gorges, lush bamboo and rhododendron woods, magnificent waterfalls, and the Himalayan Mountains, which are covered with snow. Ganja-La Pass Trek provides you with some exceptional Himalayan viewpoints, including the lush Helambu valley. The abundance of streams, woodlands, and tall pinnacles provide pleasant weather in this region. You will witness Tamang and Sherpa culture, Buddhist temples, and picturesque landscapes while crossing the Ganja La Pass. You will also be treated to beautiful vistas of the Himalayan peaks Naya Kanga, Langtang Lirung, Yala Top, and Ponggen Dopku.

A picturesque journey from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi, which will take between 6 and 7 hours to complete, before the start of the 14-day Langtang Ganja La Pass Trek Itinerary. To reach the captivating Langtang village and Kyanjin Gompa, you will begin your journey from Syabrubesi by passing through a Lama community. The Langtang Lirung, Yala, Dorje Lakpa, Urkeinmang, Loenpo Gang, and Kangchenpo ranges surround Kyanjin Gompa to the west, north, and east, respectively. As you will climb Tserko RI the next day, you will need to acclimatize in Kyanjin Gompa. In the area of Kyangjin Gompa, you may explore the valley and the riverbeds since they are lovely to see. You should pack adequate food for a few days and set your camp after Kyanjin Gompa. Since using firewood is forbidden, supplies must be brought.

The highest point of the Langtang Valley Ganja La Pass Trekking, Ganjala Pass (5130m), is reached by continuing up the trail. The spectacular views of Langtang Lirung and Shishapangma in Tibet may be seen from the summit of the pass. Given that the last 100 meters are hazardous, you will cross the pass with the use of a rope for safety. For about a kilometer, the downhill is severe again, necessitating safety precautions. You will descend to Keldang, Dukpu, and Tarke Gyang from Ganja-la pass. There are many Buddhist stupas, monasteries, and other structures since Buddhism is practiced in these areas.

The scenery and communities will not fail to impress you as you continue your trip to Sermathang and finally Melamchi Pul Bazaar. The Langtang Valley Ganja La Pass Trekking Itinerary will thereafter come to a conclusion when you return to Kathmandu after a two-hour road trip.
We at Adventure Metro Everest Travel and Treks are pleased to present our well-planned Langtang Ganja La Pass Trek Detailed Itinerary, which will give you the experience of a lifetime. Based on your time, money, and endurance, we are willing to modify this package to meet your requirements. For any more questions regarding the Langtang Valley Ganja-La Pass Trek package cost, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us.

Short  Itinerary
Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1400m)
Day 2: Drive from Kathmandu (1400m) to Syabrubesi (1460m)
Day 3: Trek from Syabrubesi (1400m) to Lama Hotel (2460m)
Day 4: Trek from Lama Hotel (2460m) to Langtang Village (3450m)
Day 5: Trek from Langtang Village (3450m) to Kyanjin Gompa (3870m)
Day 6: Exploration Day at Kyanjin Gompa (3870m)
Day 7: Trek from Kyanjin Gompa (3870m) to Nyengang Kharka (4430m)
Day 8: Trek from Nyengang Kharka (4430m) to Keldang (4270m) via Ganja La Pass (5130m)
Day 9: Trek from Keldang (4270m) to Dhukpa (4040m)
Day 10: Trek from Dhukpa (4040m) to Tarkeghyang (2600m)
Day 11: Trek from Tarkeghyang (2600m) to Sermathang (2590m)
Day 12: Trek from Sermathang (2590m) to Melamchi Pul Bazar (870m)
Day 13: Drive from Melamchi Pul Bazar (870m) to Kathmandu (1400m)
Day 14: Final Departure

Trip Itinerary

our airport representative will be waiting for you outside the terminal of Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. You will then be driven to the accommodation of your choice in a private vehicle. When you are ready to know more about the details of the Langtang Valley Ganja La Pass Trek Itinerary, you may visit our office for a pre-trip meeting.

Your 14-day Langtang Valley Ganja La Pass Trek Itinerary starts with a breathtaking ride from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi. While journeying, you will pass through picturesque landscapes with rivers, terraced fields, quaint towns, and snow-capped mountains. While ascending to Dhunche along the Trishuli River, you may be able to glimpse the snow-capped summits of the Annapurna I, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, and several other smaller peaks. When you get to Syabrubesi, you will stretch your body and enjoy a stroll through the charming town. You'll be spending the night in a teahouse. These humble teahouses can be found throughout the majority of Nepal's trekking trails, where you can look forward to simple, delicious meals and a comfortable bed every night.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 7 to 8 Hours
  • 122 Kilometers

Following breakfast in Syabrubesi, your excursion to Ganja La Pass Trekking will begin. You will begin your journey to the source of the Bhote Koshi River, which flows from Tibet. The destination of Guru Rinpoche Gomba, where you can make journey-related prayers, is reached by continuing on the path. Next, go on the stone-paved road leading out of town, which will take you down the Langtang Khola. After a short stretch of walking, you will pass a suspension bridge before gradually ascending to Bamboo.

There are several guest houses nearby the river in this beautiful canyon-like setting. A subtropical forest with oak, maple, fir, rhododendron, blue pine, and tall spruce is traversed on the route from this point on. A variety of animals, such as langurs, red pandas, yellow-throated martens, and Himalayan black bears, will also be visible to you. Continue your moderate ascents uphill until you arrive at the Lama Hotel. In this small town by the river, there are a number of excellent hotels. Hikers frequently stop here to relax as it is surrounded by greenery.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 6 to 7 Hours
  • 11.3 Kilometers

Today's journey from Lama Hotel to Langtang village will be wonderful. You will wake up early in the morning, get ready for your walk, eat breakfast, and then start the Langtang Valley Ganja-La Pass Trek with a moderate ascent that gets steeper as you climb. As you continue to wander alongside the Langtang Khola, you will pass through woods made up of oak, maple, colorful rhododendrons, and hemlock. As you continue your trip, the snow-covered mountains, notably Mt. Langtang, will become increasingly evident.

By continuing on the route, you will pass Ghodatabela Meadow and reach a wooden bridge. The journey to the Tamang hamlet will next take you past yak fields, across a helipad, and upward through rhododendron trees. The residences in this charming village have flat roofs in the Tibetan style and nicely carved wooden windows. The town's stone walls completely encompass the fields where turnips, potatoes, barley, etc. are grown.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 5 to 6 Hours
  • 14.8 Kilometers

Following your morning meal in Langtang village, you will continue your Langtang Valley Ganja La Pass trekking excursion. From the Langtang hamlet to Kyanjin Gompa, the journey will take you a few hours. The route will first revolve around the Mani Walls before climbing a peak that is topped by a large chorten. After a slight climb, you will reach Mundu, where you will see wonderful prayer flags and cross a stream. From here, you will proceed across a series of moraines and cross numerous minor streams using wooden bridges.

As you proceed ahead, you will see Kyanjin Gompa, and the magnificent glaciers flowing from Kimshug and Langtang Lirung peaks. You will eventually get to Kyanjin Gompa if you continue on the paths. While visiting Kyanjin Gompa, you are welcome to see the gorgeous and well-known monastery. While exploring the hamlet, you may also get a panoramic view of the mountains such as Dorje Lhakpa, Langshisha Ri, Ganja La, Tsergo Ri, and others.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 3 to 4 Hours
  • 6.8 Kilometers

The sixth day of the Ganja La Pass Trek Itinerary can be used to explore the magnificent panoramas located all around Kyanjin Gompa. Before beginning a hike, you might make the trip to the well-known Kyanjin Gompa to participate in Morning Prayer. After breakfast, you can go to the Langtang Ganja-La Pass Trek's second-highest point, Tserko RI (4984 m). The short yet exciting climb to this place offers breathtaking views of snow-capped mountains. From here, you can see Kinshung, Yansa Tsenji, and the entire Langtang range, among other mountain summits.

As a gentle alternative for Tsergo RI, take into consideration trekking to Kyanjin RI. Since Kyanjin RI is closer and has a shorter rise than Tsergo RI, it's still a difficult climb. Kyanjin RI is situated at around 4773 meters. Whichever route you choose, you will be treated to a panoramic view of snow-covered mountains, open valleys, and frozen lakes. In comparison to the view from Tsergo RI, the view from Kyanjin RI is equally stunning. This evening, you will spend another night returning to your guesthouse in Kyanjin Gompa.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinne

No villages or means of subsistence are visible from here as you move forward in the Langtang Ganja La Pass Trekking route. For the first 30 minutes or so, the route declines until it reaches a suspension bridge. After crossing the Langtang Khola, you will climb up a route with juniper trees on either side into the sparsely forested Himalayas. You will reach Nyengang Kharka after around five hours of climbing, where there are breathtaking views of Langtang Lirung and its glacier. You are on your own to manage to find a place to stay and meals here.

You could occasionally experience a water shortage. But compared to the next day, it is loaded with beautiful mountain views and genuine beauty. Because of the height, the walk gets difficult. Due to the snow, it could take longer to journey during the winter.

  • Tented Camp
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 4 to 5 Hours
  • 11 Kilometers

You will climb over 5000 meters in the Ganja La Pass on today's challenging Langtang Ganja La Pass Trek. The majority of the time throughout the whole year, the Ganja La Pass is covered in white snow. The mountains are spectacularly visible from Ganja La Pass, which is perched on a rocky ridge. Even if the hike is difficult, the scenery along the way will astound you with its magnificence. You need to have everything you need, including a supply of energizing food and water.

Early in the morning, before the sun rises too high in the sky, you will begin your journey via Ganja-La Pass. Remember to breathe and regulate yourself today since it will undoubtedly be one of the more difficult trekking days. A small stream is reached after the pass by a route that lowers. You will eventually get to Keldang by following the stream; there, you will set up a tent for the night.

  • Tented Camp
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 7 to 8 Hours
  • 17 Kilometers

Following a towering ridge line, the Langtang Valley Ganja La Pass trekking trail today is primarily downhill. From Keldang to Dhukpa, you must travel a long way down. In spite of this, the ridge walk is lovely and engaging and has a stunning outlook. As you proceed through the forests, mountains, and grasslands, you will drop in height. Reaching Dukpu, a summer town for the Helambu residents, requires another descent over a ridge and more walking through forests and meadows. In the forest, where it is solitary, peaceful, and incredible to experience the Himalayan majesty, you will set up a tent camp for the duration of your overnight stay.

  • Tented Camp
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 6 to 7 Hours
  • 7 Kilometers

Today Tarkeghyang will be your destination on your Langtang Ganja La Pass Trek. You will reach Melamchi Khola on the path before arriving at a Sherpa village. On your journey, you will get a chance to take in the sight of the Himalayan peaks sparkling in the sunlight. The Annapurna region, Mt. Everest region, as well as other mountain ranges, may be seen in the stunning views from this pass. One of the oldest Buddhist temples and charming Sherpa settlements are accessible from the route as it descends through a forest of pine and rhododendron past the little herder's community of Tarkeghyang.

These towns have a good population of amiable, upbeat residents. Since the majority of the villagers are of the Helmu caste, the village is most often known by its abbreviation Helambu. At Tarkeghyang, you will spend the night at a small guesthouse.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 5 to 6 Hours
  • 11.5 Kilometers

The track is flat and quite easy today, passing through lovely forests, streams, and waterfalls. Along the way to Sermathang, Ganja La Pass Trek Route will pass through rhododendron trees, lovely towns, farmland, and monasteries. Between Parachin and the charming Sherpa settlement of Gangyul, the trail sweeps across a large valley. This village's inhabitants follow Drukpa Kagyu Buddhism, which is also Bhutan's official religion. Another charming Sherpa settlement, Shermathang, offers visitors the opportunity to see several historic monasteries and take in views of the Jugal Himal mountain range.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 4 to 5 Hours
  • 13 Kilometers

You will start your Langtang Ganja La Pass Trekking by descending via rice fields and large, green meadows after taking your time for a leisurely breakfast in Shermathang. You will pass through charming communities like Kakani and Thimbu as you head out of the village of Sermanthang. As you hike through a subtropical area, the vegetation likewise changes. As you get closer to Melamchi Pul Bazaar, a Sherpa settlement, you'll cross a few bridges and travel through a few little communities with chortens and mani walls. 5 to 6 hours of the journey will take you from Sermanthang to Melamchi Pul. From this point on, you will connect with your mode of transportation because Melamchi Pul Bazaar is also connected to the road.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 5 to 6 Hours
  • 20 Kilometers

You will travel for five hours to get to Kathmandu from Melamchi Pul Bazaar. Your final view of Nepal's beautiful hills and terraced farmland will be on the way back to Kathmandu. Prior to reaching the Tibet-Nepal Arniko Highway, the first portion of the trip will be on a dirt road. Dhulikhel, a Newar settlement on the eastern rim of the Kathmandu Valley, is reached after one hour of the journey along the highway. On your approach to Kathmandu from Dhulikhel, you will pass through other towns including Banepa and Bhaktapur.

When you return to Kathmandu, spend some time checking into your accommodation and getting a bit fresher. You will then venture outside to shop and explore Kathmandu. After completing your Langtang Ganja La Pass Trek Itinerary, you might spend the evening enjoying Thamel's lovely nightlife.

  • 3 Star Hotel in Thamel
  • Breakfast
  • 4 to 5 Hours
  • 43 Kilometers

Your Langtang Valley Ganja La Pass Trekking concludes today. When it's time for your flight to leave, one of our staff members will help you travel to the airport. However, Adventure Metro Everest  Treks can make the necessary preparations if you wish to prolong your vacation. You might even go shopping to get some things for your loved ones if your flight is planned for a late evening. We hope you enjoyed your time with us and wish you success on your next trip to Nepal.

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Includes

  • International airport pickup and drop-off service
  • 3 nights' accommodation tented camp
  • 8 night’s tea house accommodation during the Ganja La Pass Trek
  • Private vehicle from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi and Melamchi Pul Bazaar to Kathmandu
  • Three times meals (breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek
  • All expenses for the English-speaking trekking guide, cook, kitchen boy, and porters include accommodation, food, transportation, equipment, and salary.
  • Camping gear (two-person tents, foam mattress, kitchen tent, dining tent, and toilet tent)
  • Sleeping bag and duffle bag (if needed)
  • Langtang national park permit and TIMS permit
  • Government tax and services charges
  • One map of Langtang Valley Trek
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu before your departure

Doesn't Include

  • International airfare and Nepal entry visa fee
  • Meals whilst in Kathmandu
  • Travel/medical insurance
  • Personal expenses such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, and laundry
  • Expenses occurred due to unavoidable events i.e. road wrecks, flight delays, etc.
  • Tips for guide (it is expected after completing Langtang Valley Ganja La Pass Trek)
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Frequently Asked Questions

The Langtang Valley Ganja-La Pass Trek is a challenging trekking route in the Langtang region of Nepal, renowned for its stunning mountain landscapes, diverse flora and fauna, and the opportunity to cross the high-altitude Ganja-La Pass.

Ganja-La Pass is situated at an altitude of approximately 5,106 meters (16,752 feet) above sea level, making it one of the highest points of the trek. Crossing the pass offers breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks.

The Langtang Valley Ganja-La Pass Trek is considered challenging and is better suited for experienced trekkers who are physically fit and have previous trekking experience at high altitudes.

Trekkers need to obtain the TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) card and the Langtang National Park entry permit for the Langtang Valley Ganja-La Pass Trek. Additionally, a separate permit is required for crossing the Ganja-La Pass.

Accommodation along the Langtang Valley Ganja-La Pass Trek route includes teahouses, guesthouses, and basic lodges in villages and high-altitude campsites. These accommodations provide simple but comfortable rooms and meals.

The Langtang region is home to diverse flora and fauna, and trekkers may encounter wildlife such as Himalayan thars, red pandas, langur monkeys, and various bird species along the trekking route.

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