Langtang Ganja La Pass Trek

Langtang Ganja La Pass Trek

Overview And Highlights

Trip Facts

Trip Type

Tea House / Camping

Grade

Strenuous

Altitude

5130 m

Transportation

Bus / Jeep

Group Size

1+

Best Season

Spring and Autumn

Duration

12

Langtang Ganja La Pass Trek takes you over Ganja-La Pass situated at 5130m. As you make your way south of Langtang village at a height of 3300m, the Langtang Ganja La Pass trek embraces the dramatic views of Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, Dorje Lakpa, Yala peak, Naya Kanga, Gaurishanker, the Himal Chuli, and Mananslu.

Langtang Ganja La Pass trek is a challenging and adventure trek because of its difficulty. It requires technical skill and climbing equipment. It is also a popular trek among tourists as the main attraction of Ganja La Pass trek is an entirely wilderness adventure trek. The trek includes many Tibetan and Tamang villages and beautiful snow peaks. Kyangjing Gompa is a quaint little Tibetan village where you get a chance to experience the simplicity of Tibetan culture.

Ganja La Pass is a both lodging and camping trek. There are three days along the way with no lodges and settlements so only camping are possible and should be well equipped with food and supplies.

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Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1460

Drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi (1460m.) which takes about nine hours. You head north out of Kathmandu driving through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Syabru Besi passing through Dhunche. Stay overnight at lodge (tea house).

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2470

The first part of the trail crosses through Bhote Koshi and follows the Langtang Khola. This trail gradually ascends up to Bamboo passing through landslide. Thereafter, your trek ascends gently to Rimche (2400m.) through Bamboo (1960m.) which lies at the bank of Langtang Khola. Stay overnight at lodge (tea house).

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3430

At Ghora Tabela [3000m], the trail emerges from the forest. While walking here, you can catch a glimpse of white monkeys and local birds. 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. Stay overnight at lodge.

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3870

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. We should arrive at Kyangjin by lunch time 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.) and Langtang Lirung (7245m.). Stay overnight at lodge.

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3870

This is 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 glaciers of Langtang Lirung or ascend Kyangjin Ri [4350m], directly behind the village, for a breathtaking panorama of the Langtang peaks. Stay overnight at lodge.

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
5033

You trek through steep path all the way to the top. You can see Himalayan peasants, Himalayan deer and outstanding views of surrounding peaks and mountains. From Tserko Ri, you are quite captivated by the panoramic views of Sisapangma, Langshisa Ri, NayaKang, Yala peak, Langtang Lirung and many others. Stay overnight at lodge.

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Camp
Elevation
4000

There you can not see any villages. The trail goes on ascending and area is covered with little natural vegetation. Stay overnight at camp.

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Camp
Elevation
5130

This day is comparatively strenuous as you need to cross the Ganja La pass. You can find the Ganja La pass covered with snowy ice most of the times throughout the year. Stay overnight at camp.

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Camp
Elevation
4080

Your camping site will be inside the forest. This day you will walk along ridge, grassland with amazing views of Mountains. Stay overnight at camp.

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2740

The trail descends about 200mt. Views from Pass are spectacular to the Annapurna Region and Mt. Everest Region too. From pass, the trail descends through pine forest, rhododendron forest past tiny herder’s settlement to Tarkeghyang. You can visit one of the oldest Buddhist monastery and Sherpa villages. These villages are well- settled where friendly and cheerful natured people inhabit. Stay overnight at lodge.

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2621

This day the trail is quite easier through flat land with beautiful forests on the way. You trek on crossing some small streams on the way. Shermathang is another pretty Sherpa village where you can visit many ancient monasteries. There you can see Jugal Himal range at the north face of Shermathang village. Stay overnight at lodge.

Food
Breakfast & Lunch
Elevation
1400

Trek from Shermathang to Melamchi Pul Bazaar (846m.) takes approximately four hours. Drive from Melamchi Pul Bazaar to Kathmandu which takes about four hours. You travel through gravel and bumpy path up to Lamidanda and then you follow the pitched road up to Kathmandu.

What Is Included ?

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off services by private vehicle
  • Trekking guide
  • Required porters (1 porter carries 25 kilograms of luggage)
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
  • Accommodation in teahouses (lodges) during the trek
  • Camping and cooking utensils for 3 nights
  • Trekking equipments: Sleeping bags, down jackets, duffle bags and trekking poles
  • Cooking fuel
  • Entry permits for Langtang National Park
  • Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card
  • Land transportation from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi and Melamchi Pul Bazaar to Kathmandu by bus/jeep
  • Insurance and equipments for all guides and porters
  • First aid kit
  • Tax, VAT and our service charge
  • Rescue assistance (In case of emergency, we will organize prompt and professional rescue services. To arrange timely evacuation/rescue by helicopter, you must be well insured from a reliable travel insurance company that covers both helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost.)
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on the last evening
  • Souvenirs (t-shirt, mug, pen, bag, etc.)

What Is Excluded?

  • Personal nature expenses (Telephone calls, internet, toiletries, battery recharge, hot shower, laundry, soft drinks, beers and any alcoholic beverages)
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for involved staffs
  • Meals and hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (even in case of early arrival or late departure, early return from trekking due to any personal reason than the scheduled itinerary)

Langtang Ganja La Pass Trek Altitude Profile

Additional Information

Below is a list of equipment and clothing required for trekking. The necessity of these items depends on the type, altitude, timing and destination of trekking. Appropriate trekking gears are not only required for the comfort/pleasure of your trek but also to improve safety factor.  Please have a look over these items in order to fully prepare and thoroughly enjoy the trekking. 

General Items:

Daypack, Rucksack, Sleeping bag, Duffel bag, Walking Poles, walking boots, sandals, Toiletries (Soaps, Toilet papers, Sanitizers, toothpaste, tooth brush, etc.)

Clothing Items:

Thermal underwear, Down jacket, Shorts, Trekking trousers, Towels, Woolen gloves, Gaiters, Fleece jacket or Pullover, Wind/water proof jacket, Raincoat, Warm socks, buff   

Sun-worn Items:

Sun hat, Sunglasses, Snow goggles, Sunscreen, Lip balm

Gadgets:

Headlamp, Flash light, Binoculars, Cameras (chargers and batteries),  

Liquid/Snacks:

Water bottle/bladder, Water purification Iodine tablets, Energy bars and snacks

Medical Essentials:

First Aid Kit 

Optional:

Altimeter, Compass, Binoculars, Books/magazines, GPS, Pocket knife, Candles (for lodges), Notebook with pencil/pen, etc 

Additional items for camping trek:

Tent, Stove and fuel, Utensils for cooking, eating and drinking, sleeping mattresses

Note: We can also provide sleeping bag, down jacket, duffel bag, walking poles, and First Aid Kit in case if you don’t have one. These items are inclusive of total package price. 

Client Reviews

Gusta, Rob & Lisa

Netherlands Antilles

30th Jun, 2022

Wonderful trip to the Langtang area

Dear Nava & Shiva, Thank you very much for the wonderful trip to the Langtang area. We had a great time and saw many beautiful things.     Address: The Netherlands


Rick, Adrian & David

Australia

30th Jun, 2022

Thank you for a fantastic experience in the Himalaya

Thank you for a fantastic experience in the Himalaya, with Ramesh and Gopal who enhanced our enjoyment immensely. Ramesh’s knowledge and communication skill, and Gopal’s humour and strength made things a lot easier for us. The weather was glorious throughout; the scene of the himalaya, and the friendliness of the people of Langtang all made for a memorable experience in Nepal; Land of contrasts !  


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