An amazing 14 days Langtang Ganja La Pass trek takes you to a beautiful Langtang valley to Helambu Valley crossing Ganja La Pass at 5122m, the most adventure and technical pass in Langtang. Before crossing Ganja La Pass, you will climb up Kyanjin Ri and Tserko Peak offers stunning view of Langtang Himalayan range and Langtang valley. The spectacular Ganja La pass trekking goes through Langtang valley to the top of the Ganja La and then over the side through Helambu valley. Langtang Ganjala Pass Trek starts from Syabru Besi, ends at Melamchi Pul, a very famous trek to explore Red Panda an endangered animal lies to the north of Kathmandu, Nepal. Langtang Valley and Ganja la Pass Trekking is most adventurous trekking trail of Langtang because of its challenging path. Ganja la pass requires a special trekking equipment as this is one of the most difficult trek which offers feeling of mountain climbing.
Trek Name: Langtang Ganjala Pass Trek
Trek Duration: 14 Days
Trek Difficulty: Moderate /Hard
Trek Season: Sep/Oct/Nov/Dec/Mar/April/May
Trek Altitude: 1550m- 5122 m
Trek Cost: USD 990-USD 1790
Group Size: 1 - 12 people
Trek Package: Tea House Trek
Mode of Transfer: Bus/Jeep/Car
Start/End of Trek: Kathmandu /Kathmandu
13 nights 14 days Langtang Ganja La Pass Trekking package cost with departure dates.
Ganja La Pass Trek in Nepal is an adventure trek in Lantang and Helambu region crosses Ganja La pass at 5122m with interesting side day hike to Kyanji Ri (5000m) which offers fantastic view of mountains and sunrise. The trek has a real challenge and something that you will never forget. The Langtang Ganja La pass trek is recommended to anyone who wants a challenging trekking experience in the Himalayas.
Ganja la pass trekking in Langtang requires previous trekking experience, technical skill, climbing equipment and a professional guide. You will discover Tibetan style Tamang Villages in combination with panoramic Himalayan views of Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, Yala peak, Gauri Shanker and many more.The most diverse trek of green rhododendron and bamboo forests, majestic waterfalls, beautiful landscape and snow-capped Himalayas easily accessible from Kathmandu.
14 days Langtang Ganja la Pass trekking starts with a day bus drive from Kathmandu to Sybrubesi, trek to Kyanjin Gomba and Ganjala Pass(5122m), the highest point of the trek. The last few 100m trail to the pass is insecure so must use rope for the safety purpose and also about 1 km is a steep slope while coming down which may require better care. The group must be well equipped with enough food and shelter as we may not find any lodges for settlement for about 3 days along the route.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu(1345m).
On arrival at Kathmandu airport, you will be met by us and transferred to hotel by private tourist vehicle.
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing tour and trekking preparation.
Breakfast and Kathandu escorted sightseeing tour with private tour guide visit the historical and heritage sites of Kathmandu such as Kathmandu durbar square, swoyambhunath stupa, Boudhanath stupa and Pashupatinath temple. In the afternoon, there will be trip briefing where we can meet our trek guide and other team members.
Day 03: Drive to Syabrubesi (1,550m, 145 km/ 7 hrs)
After morning breakfast we drive out along the north-western hills of Kathmandu. Enjoy the Himlayan views and mountainous lifestyle through the terraced fields and rustic villages. Take Lunch at the Trishuli Bazar before continuing further to Dhunche. From Dhunche, we descent down to Syabrubesi.
Day 04: Trek to Lama Hotel (2,380m, 6 hrs)
This is our first day of trekking today. Follow the Langtang Khola River. Pass through the dense forests. Cross several suspension bridges. We also pass by a tea houses. The trail goes up and down but it's not that challenging.
Day 05: Trek to Langtang village (3,430m, 6/7 hrs)
After taking morning tea, we embark our second day of the jouney. Our trail continues along dense forests. After making a steady climb up through the valley, we leave the tree line behind us. Enjoy the marvelous views of Langtang Lirung.Pass by water mills, prayer wheels, chortens, with sacred mounds of rocks with inscriptions carved on them.
Day 06: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (3,870m. 3/4 hrs)
After taking morning tea and breakfast, we get out of the village and pass on through yak pastures. Also pass the largest mani wall in Nepal, made from stone with prayers written on them. The prayers written on the mani wall is supposed to be blown away by the wind.Cross several of the wooden bridges. Since, we are really getting into the high altitudes, you might start feeling the thin air.
Day 07: Excursion to Tsergo Ri (5033m, 7/8 hours) and back to Kyanjin.
Today, we make an excursion to Tsergo Ri which would also help us to acclimatize. The climb to Tsergo Ri which is above 5 thousand meters offers a magnificently panoramic views of the Himalayas. Besides, the climb to Tsergo Ri is a challenging one and the time for the climb depends upon your physical fitness and previous experience. By evening, we return back to Kyanjing Gompa.
Day 08: Trek to Ganja La phedi (4300m,5/6 hrs)
Taking today's breakfast, we embark on our today's journey to Ganja La Phedi. Cross the Langtang River. Ascend through rhododendron forests. Since, we're already in high altitude, the time for getting to our destination also depends upon the season of the trek. Since, during the winter snow, it might take longer time to cross the snow strewn path.
Day 09: Cross the Ganja La pass(5122m) Trek to Keldang (4250m,6/7 hrs)
Today we cross the Ganja La pass. It'd be a strenuous day since Ganja La is one of the difficult passes. Ganja la pass is covered with snow almost throughout the year. Make the long ascent through the boulders, pass the small lakes, and summit the Ganja La which situated on a rocky moraine. Enjoy the spectacular views from the pass. Climbing up and down the pass can sometimes be tricky due to snowfall and ice. From the pass, we descend down to Keldang.
Day 10: Trek to Yak Kharka (4000m, 5/6 hrs)
Trek from Keldang to Yak Kharka. From Keldang, we descend further down following a prominent ridge line. In our 5-6 hrs trek today, we continue losing our altitude through forests, ridges, and grasslands.
Day 11: Trek to Tarke Gyang(2,590m, 5/6 hrs)
Today, we lose altitude considereably, about 1500 meters. The trail would be similar, except that as you descend lower, you will notice more vegetation.
Day 12: Trek to Sermathang(2,610m, 3/4 hrs)
We cross small forest with the view of beautiful village of Helembu region. The trail makes a sweep around the wide valley end between Parachin and the pretty Sharpa village of Gangyul. The people of this village practice Drukpa Kagyu Buddhism, the same as the national religion of Bhutan.
Day 13: Trek to Malemchi Pul Bazaar and drive to Kathmandu(3/4 hrs trek/ 2 hrs drive)
On our final day of the trek, we walk down to Malemchi Pul Bazaar with many Sherpa village. From the Bazaar, catch a bus to Katmandu. To celebrate the successful completion of our journey, we will have a farewell dinner at The Ship Restaurant Bar & Lounge in Kathmandu where we can pick our meal from their carefully crafted menu that offer a wide range of choices.
Day 14: Kathmadu Airport
Final transfers to Kathmandu airport to get your flight back to home.
Trek Gear List: No need to bring unnecessary trekking equipments with you for trekking in Nepal. The following trekking equipments and gears are recommended before trekking in Nepal. Most of the trekking equipment what you will need can be rented or purchased in Nepal either in Kathmandu or Pokhara at cheap price. We will help you with the necessary arrangements. Except your day pack all the luggage will be carried by porters. There is an allowance of 15kg per person. Additional personal items not needed for the trekking part of the trip can be stored in the storage room of hotel without extra cost.
Sun hat or scarf
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
Sunglasses with UV protection
Lightweight cotton long pants
Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
Thin, lightweight inner socks
Thick, warm wool hiking socks
Hiking boots with spare laces
Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp
Light and expedition weight thermal tops
Fleece jacket or pullover
Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
Down vest and/or jacket
Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal)
Sleeping bag rated to zero DC
Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
Trekking Bags/Duffel bag
Basic First Aid Kit
Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry insidetrekbag
Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
Water bottle (2) or camel bag
Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)
Ear Plug (who know some people on group are snoring)
1 medium sized quick drying towel
Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
Face and body moisturizer
Feminine hygiene products
Wet wipes (baby wipes)
Tissue /toilet roll
Anti bacterial hands wash
Trail Map/Guide book
Journal & Pen
Pencils and small notebooks
Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble
Modest swim suits (for Kathmandu)