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Ganja La Pass Trekking

Langtang Mountain view with clouds
Langtang Mountain view with Clouds
Ganja La Pass Trekking - Quick Infos:
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • Hard
  • Guest House, Lodge, Camp
  • Mar, Apr, May,Sep, Oct, Nov & Dec
  • Kathmandu to Syabrubesi & Melamchi to Kathmandu by Bus

About Ganja La Pass Trek:

Ganja La Pass Trekking is one of the hardest treks in the northern side of Nepal lies under Langtang National Park. Situated at an altitude of 5,122 meters above sea-level, Ganja La Pass Hiking requires an experienced professional guide to good pieces of equipment. The trek requires mountaineering practice and climbing gears. Only rare adventure and wilder lovers attend this trek. On the other side, the trek too offers the excellent closeup views of soaring white snow covered Langtang Range Mountains like Langshisha Ri (6,427 m), Kimshung (6, 781m), Langtang Lirung (7,227 m - highest in Langtang Mountains), Dorje Lakpa (6,966 m), Naya Kanga (5,846 m), Ganesh Himal (7,422 m - highest in Yangra), Gaurishanker (7,134 m - 2nd highest in Rolwaling), Yala Peak (5,520 m) etc.

Besides these lofty white peaks, the trail equally provides an opportunity to observe diverse flora and fauna, wildlife such as Musk Deer, Tahr, Snow Leopard, Red Panda, Common Langur, Black Bear, and many other animals.  

Ganja La Pass Trek begins from Syabru Besi - a day drive from Kathmandu. Exploring the small Tibetan, Lama and Tamag Village on the trail, the third day arrives Langtang Village. Then head up to Kyangjin Gompa, the last Tibetan Village in the Langtang Valley. Visit the holy Buddhist Monastery, Cheeze Factory afterward, divert to the main destination of this trek, Ganja La Pass. Cross the Pass then exit the trek from Helambu Region at Melamchi Bazaar. The entire trek will finish in just 11 days from Kathmandu.

Our itinerary goes as follows:

11 Days Trekking Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Drive Kathmandu to Syabru  Besi.
    • Meals: Lunch and Dinner.
    • Driving: 7/8 hrs.
    • Trail Attractions: Trisuli Bazaar, Parallel Forest Hills, and Dhunche Bazaar.
    • Max. Altitude: 1,550 m (Syabru)
    • Overnight: Teahouse/Lodge.
  • Day 02: Trek to Lama Hotel.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
    • Walking: 5/6 hrs.
    • Trail Attractions: Red Pandas, Monkey, Bears (rare case), Bhote Koshi River, Langtang Khola etc.
    • Max. Altitude: 2,380 m (Lama Hotel).
    • Overnight: Teahouse/Lodge.
  • Day 03: Trek to Langtang Village.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
    • Walking: 4/5 hrs.
    • Trail Attractions: Langtang Lirung Mountain, Ghora Tabela (Horse Stable) etc.
    • Max. Altitude: 3,430 m (Langtang Village).
    • Overnight: Teahouse/Lodge.
  • Day 04: Trek to Kyanjing Gompa.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
    • Walking: 4/5 hrs.
    • Trail Attractions: Largest Mani Wall in Nepal, Mills operated with water flows, Langtang Lirung Mountain etc
    • Max. Altitude: 3,870 m (Kyanjing).
    • Overnight: Teahouse/Lodge.
  • Day 05: Acclimatization Day.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
    • Trail Attractions: visit Monastery, Cheese Factory, Hike to Kyangjin Ri to view Lantang Peaks etc.
    • Overnight: Teahouse/Lodge.
  • Day 06: Trek to Ngegang.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
    • Walking: 4/5 hrs.
    • Trail Attractions: No Villages, Natural Vegetation.
    • Max. Altitude: 4,000 m (Ngegang).
    • Overnight: Tented Camp.
  • Day 07: Cross Ganja La Pass and Trek to Keldang.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
    • Walking: 7/8 hrs.
    • Trail Attractions: Ganja La Pass covered with snow.
    • Max. Altitude: 5,200 m (Ganja La Pass).
    • Overnight: Teahouse/Lodge.
  • Day 08: Trek to Dukpu.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
    • Walking: 6/7 hrs.
    • Trail Attractions: Walk along the ridge and grassland, and wonderful mountain view.
    • Max. Altitude: 4,080 m (Dukpu).
    • Overnight: Teahouse/Lodge.
  • Day 09: Trek to Tarkeghyang.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
    • Walking: 5/6 hrs.
    • Trail Attractions: Mountain views from Everest Range to Annapurna Range, Rhododendron Forest, and Monasteries.
    • Max. Altitude: 2,740 m (Tarkheghyang).
    • Overnight: Teahouse/Lodge.
  • Day 10: Trek to Shermathang,
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
    • Walking: 4/5 hrs.
    • Trail Attractions: Monasteries and Jugal Himal.
    • Max. Altitude: 2,621 m (Shermathang).
    • Overnight: Teahouse/Lodge.
  • Day 11: Trek to Melamchi Bazaar and drive to Kathmandu.
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
    • Walking: 3/4 hrs.
    • Driving: 3/4 hrs.
    • Trail Attractions: Melamchi Bazaar.
    • Drop to your hotel. Ganja La Pass Trekking finished here!

Trek Cost Includes

  • Kathmandu to Syabru Besi by sharing bus/jeep.
  • Twin Bed sharing teahouse/lodge/tent accommodation during the trek.
  • Everyday breakfast, lunches, and dinner while on the trek.
  • An English speaking government license holder trekking guide.
  • Camping equipment and gears.
  • One porter for two trekkers.
  • Langtang National Park Entry Permit.
  • Trekker's Information Management System Permit.
  • Melamchi to Kathmandu by sharing a bus.

Trek Cost Excludes:

  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner at Kathmandu.
  • International Flight Fares.
  • Tips/Gratitude for trekking staffs.
  • Bar Bills like Mineral Water, Beer, Whiskey etc.
  • Extra expenses occurred in case of landslides, political unrest, strike etc.
  • Rest of all that are not mentioned in cost includes list.
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