Trip Details

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Very Strenuous
  • Trip Style: Camping Trek
  • Transport: Public Vehicle
  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge & Camping
  • Group Size: 16
  • Max Elevation: Ganja La Pass (5200m)

Highlights

  • Sunrise on the backdrop of Langtang mountain range, Annapurna- Manaslu mountain range.
  • The spectacular view of Langtang Lirung and other snow-capped mountains in the region.
  • The cultural exploration of the Sherpa, Gurung, and Tamang people.
  • The dense alpine forest of rhododendron trees.
  • The highest point of the trek, Ganja la Pass which is covered by snow all year.
     

Description

If you are seeking some adventure in your life amongst the natural playgrounds of the Himalayas, then you must consider trekking in Nepal. There are dozens of trekking routes ranging from easy to difficult. The Ganja la Pass trek is one of the most popular and adventurous trekking routes in Nepal.

The Ganja la Pass trek offers a panoramic view of the majestic mountains on the Langtang region. The trail of the Ganja La Pass trek passes through the pristine rhododendron forests, water streams, and snow-capped mountains. You can also explore the culture, architecture, and religious heritage of the Sherpa and Tamang people. The trek follows through the alpine forests with diverse wildlife.

The journey starts from the drive to Syabrubesi from Kathmandu. The trek begins from Syabrubesi from where we head towards the Kyanjin Gompa (3049m). The Kyanjin Gompa houses a Buddhist Monastery and a Swiss-run cheese factory. We make an ascent to the Tserko Ri (5000m) and the Ganja La Pass (5122m) which is the highest point of the trek.

The Ganja la Pass is covered in snow all year and offers a breathtaking view of Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa, Gauri Shankar, Ganesh Himal, Yala peak and other Mountains in the region. We descend towards the Tarke Gyang and Melamchi where we end our trek. You will stay the night in camps overlooking the beautiful night sky during the trek.

If you are an adventure lover and do not mind a challenging trekking path, then Ganja la Pass trek is the right choice for you. It is quite thrilling and pleasant at the same time. Here are the detailed itineraries.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1Drive to Syabrubesi
  • Day 2Trek to Lama Hotel
  • Day 3Trek to Langtang Village
  • Day 4Trek to Kyanjin Gompa
  • Day 5Acclimatization Day in Kyanjin
  • Day 6Trek to Ngegang
  • Day 7Trek to Keldang via Ganja La pass
  • Day 8Trek to Dukpu
  • Day 9Trek to Tarke Ghyang
  • Day 10Trek to Sermathang
  • Day 11Trek to Melamchi. Drive back to Kathmandu

What to Expect

  • Airport Pickup and Drop  
  • Teahouse and Camping accommodation during the trek
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek
  • Local Bus Ticket (Kathmandu to Syabrubesi)
  • Local Bus Ticket (Melamchi to Kathmandu)
  • English Speaking Trekking Guide with Insurance, Transportation, Food and Accommodation
  • Porter with Insurance, Transportation, Food, and Accommodation
  • Cooking Staff and Helper 
  • All Camping equipment like Tents and Kitchen equipment
  • All Trekking Permits (Langtang National Park Entry Fee and TIMS card)
  • Daily seasonal fresh fruits after dinner 
  • A first aid kit carried by the guide (Oximeter to measure your oxygen and pulse in high altitude) 
  • All Government and Local Taxes
  • International Flight Ticket and Nepalese Visa Fee
  • Hotel & Meals in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the trek (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Personal expenses (WiFi, Phone calls, Laundry, Bar bills, Battery Recharge, Water, Shower, and Tea / Coffee)
  • Other costs not mentioned in 'Cost Includes' section
  • Travel and Rescue Insurance
  • Tips for Guides, Porters, and Drivers

PRICES & DATES

Trip DatesAvailabilityPrice  
20 Oct, 2019 - 30 Oct, 2019AvailableUS$1400
27 Oct, 2019 - 06 Nov, 2019AvailableUS$1400

Useful Information

Best time to trek Ganja La Pass

The best time to take the Ganja La Pass trek is the autumn months of September-November. This time of the year, the weather is cool and the bright sky offers a breathtaking view of the Langtang region. 

You can also take the trek in the spring months of March-May when the hills are green, and the forests are covered with rhododendron. The temperature is warmer at low altitudes and cooler at high altitudes.

Ganja La Pass Trek Difficulty

The Ganja la Pass trek is one of the most challenging trekking routes in Nepal. There are a lot of ups and downs and the highest point of Ganja la Pass (5132m) is an icy glacier. The trekking routes pass through remote villages and dense forests. A local guide is recommended at all times. Prior knowledge of some climbing fixing rope is required. Hence the Ganja La Pass trek is considered a challenging trekking route.