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Ganja la Pass Trek

Ganja la Pass Trek

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Ganja la Pass Trekking
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Trip Facts

Duration : 14 Days Max-Altitude : 5100m Program Type : Tea House/Camping Best Season : Sep-Nov, April-Jun Per Day Walking : 6/7 Hours Trek Grade : Grade 3:

Since the terrain can be hard and the days long, hikers on these treks should be in good physical condition and have some previous mountain walking experience. Steep climbing may be involved, although it is never necessary to use ropes. Treks at this level can he arranged for periods of 16 to 21 days. Typically, a gradual ascent through a green river valley will lead you up to a number of high passes, where you will reach the altitude of 5416m. Often times, you will get a close insight into the Tibetan culture. Participants should expect to trek above 5416m/17872ft.

Mode of Travel : Land
All price inclusive
$ 1400 $ 1200

Overview

Ganja La Pass Trek 14 days Itinerary

The Ganja La Pass trek is an upper range of Naya Khang Peak, one of the most difficult adventure passes related to the Langtang and Helambu trek. It is close to the Tamang heritage culture trails. One of the most beautiful trekking passes in Langtang, the Ganja La Pass trek is closed from Dec to March due to the bright sun and deep snow on the trail.

Ganja La Route in the Langtang region leads to Langtang Valley, which is surrounded by Himalayan peaks. There is a rugged trail with dramatic views to the west, including Himal Chuli (7893m) and Manaslu (8156m). On a clear day, even the Annapurna range can be seen rising behind the valley. To the north across the valley is Langtang Lirung 7240m and Ganesh Himal is the highest peak in the region.

The trek up to Kyanjin gompa and excursion to Tshergo Ri will acclimatize you to the trek to Ganja La pass. The trek then continues straight into the valley of Helambu via the Ganja La pass, which is more challenging but also more exciting. Ganjala Pass Trek provides further isolation, through some of the most beautiful villages, and exquisite Himalayan views.

When is the best time to hike Ganja La pass?

Trekking Langtang Ganja La is more suitable for those who want to experience the adventure and magnificence of nature. The excursion will take you through the valleys and rhododendron forests. Here you can also experience the essence of spring.  A trek to Ganja La Pass can be done between April and June and August and October. Ganja la pass is a challenging trek in the Langtang region. The pass has a small and challenging trail with a scary mountain cliff, which requires 50 to 60 m ropes to traverse. 5122 m is the height of the Ganja la pass. After the pass, there are more miserable trails that, if taken incorrectly, could easily leave you lost for two or three days.

Langtang Ganga La pass trek is a 14-day expedition through the Langtang National Park area, which covers an area of about 1,770 square miles. Distance in kilometers. There are approximately one thousand plant species, 160 creatures, and 30 mammals in this area. The Langtang valley is famous for its wildflowers that bloom throughout the summer and spring.

Ganja La Pass hike itinerary begins with a bus ride through Betrawati Kalikasthan. The road gradually ascends to Dhunche from this little village along the trails. The Langtang valley gradually opens up as you ascend from Ghora Tabela through dotted Tamang villages. Kyanjin Gompa has a famous yak cheese factory 

As part of the Langtang trek, the Ganja La Pass trekking trail splits from Kyanjin Gompa. From Kyanjin Gompa to Shermathang Helambu, you will have to do camping for 4 nights and 5 days with all the necessary equipment and employees, including tents, cooks, food, porters, and Sherpas.

Our Nepal Wilderness Trekking Expert Guide Team offers Ganga La Pass Trekking, and La Pass camping gear, and healthy meals at various stops throughout the trip. The guides and porters are familiar with the local communities, history, and culture.

What is the best SIM for the Langtang Ganja La trek?

You can buy Ncell sim cards in any shop in Kathmandu and use them at Dhunche, Syabru Gatlang, Goljung,  Bamboo hotel, and Lama hotel in the Langtang Ganjala trekking area. The Langtang and Kyanjin Gompas, 3 Lamas along the Ganjala pass do not have reception.



 

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche (1966m.) which takes about eight hours driving. You head north out of Kathmandu driving through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Dhunche. The first part of your drive up to Trishuli Bazaar is quite smooth. The path now moves along the gravel road. During the rainy season, the way it could be blocked sometimes due to landslides. Your drive from Kathmandu to the destination is to be made by either a local bus or land cruiser.
  • Day 02: Trek from Dhunche to Syabru Gaon (2581m.) which takes about five and half hours. Trek to Syabru Gaon (6950ft, 2120m). The trek today is very leisurely through forests and terraced hill slopes. As you enter Syabru, you descend to the ridgeline that separates the Langtang Khola from the Trisuli River. Syabru is a beautiful village stretched out along the ridgeline. You will continue through the town to your campsite about fifteen minutes beyond on the slopes below the village. The sunset is spectacular; brilliantly backlighting the houses perched on the ridgeline above. From here you can enjoy the panoramic view of Langtang Lirung (7245m.), Tibetan Himal ranges, and so on.
  • Day 03: Trek from Syabru Gaon to Lama Hotel (2470m.) and it takes about five hours. The trail descends along the ridge on Syabru main street and then drop to the Ghopche Khola (2050 m.) and again descends to the Landslide (1810m.). Afterwards, you trek ascends gently to Rimche (2400m.) through Bamboo (1960m.) and at the end, your trail is level to the Lama Hotel. En route, you could see red pandas, monkeys, and bears if you are lucky. There are few lodges and shops which provide trekker supplies.
  • Day 04: Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3430m.) via Ghore Tabela which takes about six hours. As you continue climbing there are occasional glimpses of Langtang Lirung between the trees. At Ghora Tabela [3000m], the trail emerges from the forest. While walking here, you can catch a glimpse of white monkeys and local birds. Once there was a Tibetan resettlement project here, but now it is a Nepalese army post though it has no permanent inhabitants. The trail continues to climb gently, and the valley widens, passing a few temporary settlements used by herders who bring their livestock to graze in the high pastures during the summer months. There is a monastery which we can visit shortly before arriving at the village of Langtang, the headquarters of the Langtang National Park. The houses of Langtang and its neighboring communities are of the flat-roofed Tibetan style, surrounded by stone walls enclosing fields of buckwheat, potatoes, wheat, turnips, and barley.
  • Day 05: Trek from Langtang Village to Kyangjin(3870m.) which takes about three hours. The trail climbs gradually through small villages and yak pastures as the valley opens out further and the views become more extensive, After crossing several small streams and moraines, the trail reaches the settlement at Kyangjin. Here there is a small monastery and a government-operated cheese factory. We should arrive at Kyangjin by lunchtime allowing time to acclimatize and explore the area. It is a dramatic setting, with snow-covered peaks surrounding us in all directions. At this point, you can enjoy the panoramic view of Dorje Larpa (6990m.), Langtang Ri (6370m.), Langtang Lirung (7245m.) and so on.
  • Day 06: Rest at Kyangjin Gompa for an excursion, hike up to Langtang glaciers and back to Kyangjin Gompa A day to rest and explore the area. You can visit the monastery and the cheese factory, walk up the moraine to see the spectacular ice faces and tumbling glaciers of Langtang Lirung or ascend Kyangjin Ri [4350m], directly behind the village, for a breath-taking panorama of the Langtang peaks.
  • Day 07: Trek and climb up to Tserko Ri (5033m.) which takes about 5 hours to see the outstanding views of surrounding peaks and back to Kyangin Gompa
  • Day 08: Trek Kyanjing Gompa to Ngegang(4000m.) which takes about 5 hours. There you can not see any villages. The trail goes on ascending area covered with little natural vegetation. Since there are available no lodges, you need to camp.
  • Day 09: Trek Ngegang to Keldang (5106m.) via Ganja La (5100m.) which takes about 5 hours. This day is comparatively strenuous as you need to cross the Ganja La pass. On the Ganja La pass, you can find it covered with snowy ice most of the time throughout the year. You need to camp.
  • Day 10: Trek Keldang to Dukpu(4080m.) which takes about 5 and a half hours. Your camping site will be inside the forest. This day will be a long day walking along the ridge, grassland, very silent, well-camping views of Mountains.
  • Day 11: Trek Dukpu to Tarkeghyang( 2740m.) The trail descends about 200mtrs, climb the 4100m pass. Views from Pass are spectacular to the Annapurna Region and Mt. Everest region too. From the pass, the trail descends through pine forest, rhododendron forest past tiny herder's settlement to Tarkeghyang. You can visit one of the oldest Buddhist monasteries and Sherpa villages. These villages where friendly and cheerful natured people inhabit.
  • Day 12: Trek from Tarkeghyang to Shermathang (2621m.) which takes about four hours. This day the trail is quite more accessible through the flat land with beautiful forests on the way. You trek on crossing some small streams on the road. There is situated a charming village on the half way to Shermathang. To add your joy, Shermathang is another pretty Sherpa village where you can visit many ancient monasteries. There you can see the Jugal Himal range at the north face of Shermathang village.
  • Day 13: Trek from Shermathang to Melamchi Pul Bazaar (846m.) and it takes approximately two hours. The trail gradually descends all the way to Melamchi Pul Bazaar through meadows and cultivated fields. On the way, you come across several old villages with their particular tradition. Walking this day is quite pleasant with mountain views and interaction with local and friendly people.
  • Day 14: Drive from Melamchi Pul Bazaar to Kathmandu which takes about six hours. You travel through gravel and the Bumpy path up to Lamidanda, and then you follow the pitched road up to Kathmandu.

Cost Included

  • Pick up from Airport to Hotel drop to airport, by car.
  • Full-day sightseeing with the professional tour guide.
  • 3 Nights Hotel in Kathmandu BB Basis in 3 *** categories. A/C Room sharing double bed, Televisions, clean bathroom 24 hours hot showers
  • Hotel to the bus park by taxi.
  • Kathmandu to Dhunche by public bus.
  • Lodge accommodation on the way during your trek, and Camping.
  • Meals three times a day (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
  • Tea and coffee three times a day in a cup.
  • Langtang national park entrance permit and TIMS card.
  • Two-person tent, kitchen tent, dining tent, Toilet Tent.
  • 50m rope for a pass.
  • One fluent English speaking, the government registered, experienced, first aid trained guide, one cook, Sherpa, and required porters.
  • Trekking Equipment sleeping bags and down jackets kid Bags.
  • Guides/ cook, Sherpa, porters - food, lodge, bus transportation, salary, insurance, equipment, etc.

Cost Excluded

  • Lunch and dinner while in Kathmandu and  Hard and soft table drinks such as coke, beer, Mineral water, hot shower, boiled water during your trek
  • Personal insurance can be covering helicopter Rescue, and tips for Nepali staff.

Reviews

Ganja La Pass Trek 14 days Itinerary

The Ganja La Pass trek is an upper range of Naya Khang Peak, one of the most difficult adventure passes related to the Langtang and Helambu trek. It is close to the Tamang heritage culture trails. One of the most beautiful trekking passes in Langtang, the Ganja La Pass trek is closed from Dec to March due to the bright sun and deep snow on the trail.

Ganja La Route in the Langtang region leads to Langtang Valley, which is surrounded by Himalayan peaks. There is a rugged trail with dramatic views to the west, including Himal Chuli (7893m) and Manaslu (8156m). On a clear day, even the Annapurna range can be seen rising behind the valley. To the north across the valley is Langtang Lirung 7240m and Ganesh Himal is the highest peak in the region.

The trek up to Kyanjin gompa and excursion to Tshergo Ri will acclimatize you to the trek to Ganja La pass. The trek then continues straight into the valley of Helambu via the Ganja La pass, which is more challenging but also more exciting. Ganjala Pass Trek provides further isolation, through some of the most beautiful villages, and exquisite Himalayan views.

When is the best time to hike Ganja La pass?

Trekking Langtang Ganja La is more suitable for those who want to experience the adventure and magnificence of nature. The excursion will take you through the valleys and rhododendron forests. Here you can also experience the essence of spring.  A trek to Ganja La Pass can be done between April and June and August and October. Ganja la pass is a challenging trek in the Langtang region. The pass has a small and challenging trail with a scary mountain cliff, which requires 50 to 60 m ropes to traverse. 5122 m is the height of the Ganja la pass. After the pass, there are more miserable trails that, if taken incorrectly, could easily leave you lost for two or three days.

Langtang Ganga La pass trek is a 14-day expedition through the Langtang National Park area, which covers an area of about 1,770 square miles. Distance in kilometers. There are approximately one thousand plant species, 160 creatures, and 30 mammals in this area. The Langtang valley is famous for its wildflowers that bloom throughout the summer and spring.

Ganja La Pass hike itinerary begins with a bus ride through Betrawati Kalikasthan. The road gradually ascends to Dhunche from this little village along the trails. The Langtang valley gradually opens up as you ascend from Ghora Tabela through dotted Tamang villages. Kyanjin Gompa has a famous yak cheese factory 

As part of the Langtang trek, the Ganja La Pass trekking trail splits from Kyanjin Gompa. From Kyanjin Gompa to Shermathang Helambu, you will have to do camping for 4 nights and 5 days with all the necessary equipment and employees, including tents, cooks, food, porters, and Sherpas.

Our Nepal Wilderness Trekking Expert Guide Team offers Ganga La Pass Trekking, and La Pass camping gear, and healthy meals at various stops throughout the trip. The guides and porters are familiar with the local communities, history, and culture.

What is the best SIM for the Langtang Ganja La trek?

You can buy Ncell sim cards in any shop in Kathmandu and use them at Dhunche, Syabru Gatlang, Goljung,  Bamboo hotel, and Lama hotel in the Langtang Ganjala trekking area. The Langtang and Kyanjin Gompas, 3 Lamas along the Ganjala pass do not have reception.



 

  • Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche (1966m.) which takes about eight hours driving. You head north out of Kathmandu driving through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Dhunche. The first part of your drive up to Trishuli Bazaar is quite smooth. The path now moves along the gravel road. During the rainy season, the way it could be blocked sometimes due to landslides. Your drive from Kathmandu to the destination is to be made by either a local bus or land cruiser.
  • Day 02: Trek from Dhunche to Syabru Gaon (2581m.) which takes about five and half hours. Trek to Syabru Gaon (6950ft, 2120m). The trek today is very leisurely through forests and terraced hill slopes. As you enter Syabru, you descend to the ridgeline that separates the Langtang Khola from the Trisuli River. Syabru is a beautiful village stretched out along the ridgeline. You will continue through the town to your campsite about fifteen minutes beyond on the slopes below the village. The sunset is spectacular; brilliantly backlighting the houses perched on the ridgeline above. From here you can enjoy the panoramic view of Langtang Lirung (7245m.), Tibetan Himal ranges, and so on.
  • Day 03: Trek from Syabru Gaon to Lama Hotel (2470m.) and it takes about five hours. The trail descends along the ridge on Syabru main street and then drop to the Ghopche Khola (2050 m.) and again descends to the Landslide (1810m.). Afterwards, you trek ascends gently to Rimche (2400m.) through Bamboo (1960m.) and at the end, your trail is level to the Lama Hotel. En route, you could see red pandas, monkeys, and bears if you are lucky. There are few lodges and shops which provide trekker supplies.
  • Day 04: Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3430m.) via Ghore Tabela which takes about six hours. As you continue climbing there are occasional glimpses of Langtang Lirung between the trees. At Ghora Tabela [3000m], the trail emerges from the forest. While walking here, you can catch a glimpse of white monkeys and local birds. Once there was a Tibetan resettlement project here, but now it is a Nepalese army post though it has no permanent inhabitants. The trail continues to climb gently, and the valley widens, passing a few temporary settlements used by herders who bring their livestock to graze in the high pastures during the summer months. There is a monastery which we can visit shortly before arriving at the village of Langtang, the headquarters of the Langtang National Park. The houses of Langtang and its neighboring communities are of the flat-roofed Tibetan style, surrounded by stone walls enclosing fields of buckwheat, potatoes, wheat, turnips, and barley.
  • Day 05: Trek from Langtang Village to Kyangjin(3870m.) which takes about three hours. The trail climbs gradually through small villages and yak pastures as the valley opens out further and the views become more extensive, After crossing several small streams and moraines, the trail reaches the settlement at Kyangjin. Here there is a small monastery and a government-operated cheese factory. We should arrive at Kyangjin by lunchtime allowing time to acclimatize and explore the area. It is a dramatic setting, with snow-covered peaks surrounding us in all directions. At this point, you can enjoy the panoramic view of Dorje Larpa (6990m.), Langtang Ri (6370m.), Langtang Lirung (7245m.) and so on.
  • Day 06: Rest at Kyangjin Gompa for an excursion, hike up to Langtang glaciers and back to Kyangjin Gompa A day to rest and explore the area. You can visit the monastery and the cheese factory, walk up the moraine to see the spectacular ice faces and tumbling glaciers of Langtang Lirung or ascend Kyangjin Ri [4350m], directly behind the village, for a breath-taking panorama of the Langtang peaks.
  • Day 07: Trek and climb up to Tserko Ri (5033m.) which takes about 5 hours to see the outstanding views of surrounding peaks and back to Kyangin Gompa
  • Day 08: Trek Kyanjing Gompa to Ngegang(4000m.) which takes about 5 hours. There you can not see any villages. The trail goes on ascending area covered with little natural vegetation. Since there are available no lodges, you need to camp.
  • Day 09: Trek Ngegang to Keldang (5106m.) via Ganja La (5100m.) which takes about 5 hours. This day is comparatively strenuous as you need to cross the Ganja La pass. On the Ganja La pass, you can find it covered with snowy ice most of the time throughout the year. You need to camp.
  • Day 10: Trek Keldang to Dukpu(4080m.) which takes about 5 and a half hours. Your camping site will be inside the forest. This day will be a long day walking along the ridge, grassland, very silent, well-camping views of Mountains.
  • Day 11: Trek Dukpu to Tarkeghyang( 2740m.) The trail descends about 200mtrs, climb the 4100m pass. Views from Pass are spectacular to the Annapurna Region and Mt. Everest region too. From the pass, the trail descends through pine forest, rhododendron forest past tiny herder's settlement to Tarkeghyang. You can visit one of the oldest Buddhist monasteries and Sherpa villages. These villages where friendly and cheerful natured people inhabit.
  • Day 12: Trek from Tarkeghyang to Shermathang (2621m.) which takes about four hours. This day the trail is quite more accessible through the flat land with beautiful forests on the way. You trek on crossing some small streams on the road. There is situated a charming village on the half way to Shermathang. To add your joy, Shermathang is another pretty Sherpa village where you can visit many ancient monasteries. There you can see the Jugal Himal range at the north face of Shermathang village.
  • Day 13: Trek from Shermathang to Melamchi Pul Bazaar (846m.) and it takes approximately two hours. The trail gradually descends all the way to Melamchi Pul Bazaar through meadows and cultivated fields. On the way, you come across several old villages with their particular tradition. Walking this day is quite pleasant with mountain views and interaction with local and friendly people.
  • Day 14: Drive from Melamchi Pul Bazaar to Kathmandu which takes about six hours. You travel through gravel and the Bumpy path up to Lamidanda, and then you follow the pitched road up to Kathmandu.

Cost Included

  • Pick up from Airport to Hotel drop to airport, by car.
  • Full-day sightseeing with the professional tour guide.
  • 3 Nights Hotel in Kathmandu BB Basis in 3 *** categories. A/C Room sharing double bed, Televisions, clean bathroom 24 hours hot showers
  • Hotel to the bus park by taxi.
  • Kathmandu to Dhunche by public bus.
  • Lodge accommodation on the way during your trek, and Camping.
  • Meals three times a day (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
  • Tea and coffee three times a day in a cup.
  • Langtang national park entrance permit and TIMS card.
  • Two-person tent, kitchen tent, dining tent, Toilet Tent.
  • 50m rope for a pass.
  • One fluent English speaking, the government registered, experienced, first aid trained guide, one cook, Sherpa, and required porters.
  • Trekking Equipment sleeping bags and down jackets kid Bags.
  • Guides/ cook, Sherpa, porters - food, lodge, bus transportation, salary, insurance, equipment, etc.

Cost Excluded

  • Lunch and dinner while in Kathmandu and  Hard and soft table drinks such as coke, beer, Mineral water, hot shower, boiled water during your trek
  • Personal insurance can be covering helicopter Rescue, and tips for Nepali staff.

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