Ganja La Pass Trek 

14 Days
6 Reviews in TripAdvisor Recommended by 99%

Trek up to the Langtang Valley region crossing the iconic Ganja La Pass trek (5200 meters) and witness the Himalayan Ranges spread at 360 degrees. This 14-day trek introduces you to the Langtang range, undiscovered adventure, and Himalayas peaks.     

Trip Info

  • Hotel & Guesthouse
  • Kathmandu
  • March to May & Sep to Dec
  • Private Vehicle
  • Moderate
  • 5000 M
  • Eco-Tour, Hiking, Trekking
  • 2-12

Ganja La Pass Trek Overview

Situated in the north of Kathmandu, the Ganja La Pass Trek offers a unique trekking experience to its hikers. Langtang Valley sits below majestic Himalayan peaks, bordering Tibet to the north and lower snowy ranges to the south.

This off-the-beaten-path trek is nestled between the Himalayas and snowy peaks, offering explorations of Tibetan and Tamang villages, climbs of small peaks, and visits to glaciers. Kyanjin Gompa, the final Tibetan village, marks the start of an adventurous trek to Ganja La Pass (5,200m) to Helambu.

Spring and autumn are the best time to visit Langtang Valley Ganja La pass. It requires serious preparation and expertise to trek in the winter or monsoon seasons. The cost of Langtang Valley Ganja La pass is comparatively less than another popular treks like the Everest base camp trek or Annapurna Base camp trek.

Equipment and gears for Langtang Valley Ganja La pass like ropes, crampons, and ice axes become crucial as the trail ascends to the glaciated pass, demanding skill and experience from participants. Crossing Ganja La Pass is not for the faint of heart, but for those ready, it promises an unforgettable adventure. 

Ganja La Pass trek permits include a TIMS Card (Trekkers’ Information Management System) and a Langtang National Park Entrance Fee.

Highlights of Ganja La Pass Trek

  • Immerse yourself in the rich culture and tradition of the Tamang people.
  • Witness breathtaking views of the Langtang range.
  • Hike through diverse landscapes, from alpine meadows to rhododendron forests.
  • Discover ancient Buddhist monasteries and local cheese factories.
  • Appreciate the diverse flora and fauna of the region.
  • Keep your eyes peeled for the elusive red panda.

Ganja La Pass Trek Itinerary

Upon landing at Tribhuvan International Airport, a friendly representative from our team will be waiting to greet you with a smile. Relax and leave the transportation to us; a comfortable private vehicle will whisk you away to your hotel in Kathmandu, where you can rest and prepare for your exciting adventures ahead

Embrace the thrill of an 8-9 hour drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi, your gateway to the Himalayas. Settle into your comfortable private vehicle and let the landscape unfold before you. Breathe in the fresh mountain air as you climb, passing charming and verdant valleys. Witness the majestic Ganesh Himal peak rise above the horizon. Be prepared for some bumps along the way, as parts of the road are under construction. After a captivating journey, arrive in the charming town of Syabru Besi, your base camp for exploring the Langtang region. Rest and relax in your comfortable guest house.

Your adventure begins by crossing the Bhote Koshi River and embarking on a path alongside the Langtang Khola. This gradually ascending trail will test your legs, taking you through rugged paths before reaching Bamboo (1,970 m). From Bamboo, your ascent becomes gentler, leading you to the charming village of Rimche (2,400 m). Finally, your journey concludes at the Lama Hotel, Popular for its stunning scenery at an altitude of 2,500 meters. As you rest, let your eyes wander to the majestic peaks that paint the horizon.

Brace yourself for breathtaking vistas and immerse yourself in the Himalayas as you trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang Village (3,430m). Follow the trail through Gumanechok, prepare for gradual elevation gain, but be rewarded by the sight of majestic yaks grazing in the beautiful valley. Step into a different world as you arrive in Langtang Village, one of the oldest settlements along this iconic trekking route. As you approach Langtang, towering mountains become ever bigger and more beautiful.

Today's trek is shorter, allowing your body to gracefully adjust to the increasing altitude while offering enough opportunities to explore the wonders of Kyanjin Gompa (3,830m). Embark on a delightful exploration of the Kyanjin valley. Visit ancient monasteries climb small peaks (hillocks) and savor the fresh, locally produced cheeses.

Today marks a well-deserved rest day at the stunning Kyanjin Gompa Valley, offering you the perfect opportunity to explore the area. Immerse yourself in the serenity of the ancient monastery. Learn about its rich history, witness the calming rituals of the monks, and find inner peace within its sacred walls. Challenge yourself by ascending Kyanging Ri (4,773m), the trek's highest point. Relax at your own pace; soak in the beauty of the surrounding landscape.

Brace yourself for a demanding yet rewarding day as you ascend to Ngegang (4,200m), the next milestone on your Langtang trek. Remember, Ngegang lacks lodging options. Be sure to pack accordingly, ensuring you have the necessary supplies for camping or a homestay arranged in advance.

Brace yourself for a challenging yet exhilarating day as you tackle the highest point of this trek – the formidable Ganja La Pass (5,130m). Expect a longer and more strenuous journey compared to previous days. Before conquering the pass, you'll reach the charming village of Keldang (4,270m). Take a moment to rest, refuel, and soak in the traditional beauty of this remote settlement before embarking on the final push.

Today's journey promises a long, yet truly rewarding, day of trekking. Prepare for a scenic adventure as you walk along a scenic ridge and vast grasslands. After a day filled with open vistas, your campsite awaits nestled amidst a welcoming forest.

Today's trek offers a delightful mix of ascents and descents, culminating in a warm welcome at the Sherpa village of Tarkeghyang (2,600m). Prepare for a slight descent followed by a challenging climb over a 4,100m pass. Prepare to be greeted by the cheerful and friendly people of Tarkeghyang. Experience their unique culture and traditions firsthand, and enjoy the vibrant spirit of this welcoming village.

Today's journey offers a refreshing contrast to previous days, promising a relaxed and scenic walk through enchanting landscapes. Unwind and soak in the beauty of nature as you embark on this moderate trek to Shermathang (2,590m). Stay over the night at the guesthouse and enjoy your meal.

Today's trek offers a delightful descent from the Himalayas, leading you back to the beauty of traditional life. Get ready for a 5-6 hour journey with scenic meadows, cultivated fields, and charming villages. Finally, reach your destination – the bustling Melamchi Pul Bazaar. This vibrant town offers a welcome change of pace, with shops, restaurants, and friendly locals.

After breakfast, we travel the familiar gravel path up to Lamidanda, following the road up to Kathmandu. Rest and relax at the comfortable hotel in Kathmandu.

On your last day, our staff will pick you up and drop you at the airport. You will arrive at the airport in approximately 3 hours in case the flight schedule changes.

The Cost Includes & Excludes

Cost Includes

  • Pick up and drop at the location by private/tourist bus
  • Two-night stay at the 3-star hotel including breakfasts, (private room can be organized as per requests on added costs)
  • Fresh organic food and veggies, authentic local Drinks, and all meals are included during the trek.
  • Permits and fees are included too
  • Trekking camping equipment (tents, Mattress, dining tent, kitchen tent, etc.)
  • Healthy full board meal including seasonal fruits.
  • Friendly and trusted potters for carrying bags and luggage of 2 clients each.
  • Fees for local charges and taxes.
  • Pure and filtered water in the trails using water filter water purification.
  • ECO adventure T-shirts and caps as Souvenir
  • Road Maps and assistance guide for clients.
  • Medical expenses and official expenses for all staff.
  • A farewell dinner on the last night in Nepal.

Cost Excludes

  • Meal wish list except for breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the trek
  • Personal expenses, altered schedule for personal reasons.
  • International flight fare and departure tax.
  • Nepal tourist visa-fee.
  • Snacks and drinks including water during trekking.
  • Travel as well as emergency evacuation coverage.
  • Tips for potters, drivers, and staff.
  • Hot shower, battery charges, and snacks in the tea houses.
  • Excess bags of more than 15 kg
  • Internet, and phone calls during trekking.
  • Horse renting and additional porters and gear due to natural calamities during the trek

Packing lists for Ganja La Pass Trek

  • Base layers: Opt for quick-drying, moisture-wicking thermals like merino wool or synthetic fabrics. Pack 2-3 sets, depending on the length of your trek.
  • Mid-layers: Pack fleece or down jackets for warmth and insulation. Consider a hooded fleece for added protection from wind and rain.
  • Outer layers: A waterproof and breathable shell jacket and pants are crucial for unpredictable mountain weather.
  • Trekking pants: Convertible pants that transform into shorts are ideal for varying weather conditions.
  • Hiking socks: Choose thick, wicking socks to prevent blisters and keep your feet comfortable.       Pack 2-3 pairs.     
  • Underwear: Opt for breathable, moisture-wicking underwear like merino wool or synthetic fabrics. Pack 3-4 pairs.
  • Hat: Bring a warm hat for chilly mornings and evenings, and a sunhat for protection during the day.
  • Gloves: Pack a pair of warm gloves for cold weather and a thin pair for sun protection.
  • Hiking boots: Sturdy, waterproof hiking boots with good ankle support are essential. Break them in well before your trek.
  • Camp shoes: Lightweight sandals or Crocs are great for relaxing around camp.
  • Sunglasses: Choose sunglasses with UV protection and polarized lenses to shield your eyes from the sun’s glare.
  • Headlamp: A headlamp is essential for early morning starts, late finishes, and navigating in the dark.
  • Sunscreen: Pack a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays.
  • Lip balm: A lip balm with SPF protection will keep your lips hydrated and prevent sunburn.
  • Water bottles or hydration bladder: Bring 2-3 liters of water capacity per day. Consider a hydration bladder for convenient hands-free access.
  • Water purification tablets or filters: Treat your water to avoid getting sick, especially at higher altitudes.
  • Map and compass: While GPS devices are convenient, having a backup map and compass is essential in case of battery failure.
  • GPS device (optional): A GPS device can be helpful for navigation, but ensure you have downloaded offline maps in case of signal loss.
  • First-aid kit: Pack a basic first-aid kit with essential medications like pain relievers, bandages, and antiseptic wipes.
  • Trekking poles (optional): Trekking poles can provide stability and reduce strain on your knees, especially on descents.
  • Cash: While some teahouses accept credit cards, it’s wise to carry some local currency for emergencies and smaller purchases.

Ganja La Pass Trek Map

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Ganja La Pass Trek 
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