Langtang Ganja La Pass trek Langtang Ganja La Pass trek Langtang Ganja La Pass trek

Langtang Ganja La Pass trek - 13 days

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Duration
13 days
Max. Elevation
5122m
Group size
Min. 2 Pax
Level
DIFFICULT
Transportation
Private car and Bus
Best Season
September to December March to May
Accomodation
  • 3* Hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Basic tea house Lodge during the trek.
Meals
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu.
  • All meals included during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Starts at
Sybrubeshi
Ends at
Melamchi Bazar
Trip Route
Sybrubeshi-langtang-Kinging-ganja La Pass-Tarkhegyang-melamchi Bazar

Highlights

    • Explore the historical and cultural city of Kathmandu. 
    • Take a scenic drive through the green hills and local villages via Trishuli river bank. 
    • Explore the unique cultures, traditions and the living style of Tamang and Hyalmo people. 
    • Collect the best mountain best views of Ghengu Liru (Langtang II 6,571m / 21,560ft), Langtang Lirung (7,425m / 23,765ft) Kimshun (6,745m / 22,137ft) and Shalbachum(6,918m / 22, 699ft) and more 
    • Visit the famous Buddhist monastery of Kyanjin Gompa.
    • Cross Ganja La at 5122- one of the challenging and exciting Himalayan passes 
    • Explore the village of Tarkegynag and know about the Hyalmo people.
    • Create lifetime experiences with A1 Trek. 
Langtang Ganja-La pass trek is one of the finest trekking adventures in the Langtang region. More than trekking this ganja la trek in the Himalayas allows us to explore the fascinating area of Langtang valley and to pass Ganja La pass which is one of the challenging Himalayan passes. The fantastic trip includes exploring the vibrant villages of Tamang and Hyalmo tribes, these people typically live in the Himalayan belts and follow the Buddhist religion. 
Likewise, the trek to Langtang also offers to visit some of the oldest and most exciting Buddhist monasteries in the Himalayas. Among them, Kyanjin Gompa is the major pick. This wonderful trekking route includes collecting the mesmerizing views of Ghengu Liru (Langtang II 6,571m / 21,560ft), Langtang Lirung (7,425m / 23,765ft) Kimshun (6,745m / 22,137ft) and Shalbachum(6,918m / 22, 699ft) to the south, the Chimsedang Lekh a ridge of peaks includes Naya-Kanga 5,846m or Ganjala peak with Gangchempo and more. 
Whereas, crossing the high Ganja La pass at 5122 meters adds fun and excitement to the trip. As the trek goes around the famous Langtang national park, they encounter the endangered species red panda is expected. 
Like other trekking in Langtang, Langtang Valley and Ganja La Pass is also a seasonal trek. The best months to trek are the months of spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). Trekking in the months of winter (December to February) is doable. But trekking in monsoon (June to August) is not recommended due to the heavy rainfall. 

Important Note

Trekking Map,  Welcome and welfare Dinner in Nepali cultural dance shows restaurant, a1Trek company logo print T-shirt, and Trekking Certificate of A1trekking company.  

Trip Itinerary

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu international airport, you will be welcomed by our representative. You will be then transferred to the hotel. Later, you can take a good rest or can walk around the local market in your free time. 

  • Food: Not Included.
  • Accommodation at: 3-star hotel on a twin/double sharing basis. 

The starting day of the wonderful Langtang valley trek. Today you will be driving to Syabrubesi via Trishuli Bazar and Dhunche. The drive is through the green hills, and local villages via the Trishuli river bank. Whereas, occasional mountain views are expected on clear days. You will be spending your night at a local hotel in Syabrubesi.

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
  • Accommodation at: local lodge on a twin/double sharing basis.

The trek officially starts today. The route from Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel is a gradual climb through the terraced farm fields and the villages. Trekking through the rhododendron and oaks forest is an exciting walk. At the Lama hotel, you will be spending your night at a local teahouse.

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
  • Accommodation at: local lodge on a twin/double sharing basis. 

Take a good breakfast in the hotel before the trek resumes. The route to Langtang village from Lama hotel is an easy walk. Passing Ghoretabela, than to pine and rhododendron forest, you will be slowly getting towards the higher elevation. Upon arriving at Langtang village, you can explore the beautiful village. You will be spending your night at a local lodge.

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
  • Accommodation at: local lodge on a twin/double sharing basis. 

The route to Kyanjin Gompa from Langtang village is a gradual uphill. The route has a wonderfully crafted “Mani Prayer Wall” and remember to walk clockwise to respect the Buddhist religion. Furthermore, getting closer to Kyanjin Gompa, the greater views of the mountains opens up.

Kyanjin Gompa is a mountain viewpoint with an amazing view of Langtang Lirung and other mountains. You can also explore the Buddhist monastery here.  You will be spending your night at a lodge. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
  • Accommodation at: local lodge twin on a /double sharing basis.

The day is dedicated to exploring around and a side hiking trip to Tserko Ri. Tserko Ri – the mountain viewpoint offers the greater views of mountains including Langtang Himal, Ganesh Himal (7,405 m), Langtang Lirung (7,234 m),  Ghengu Liru (Langtang II  6,571m), Kimshun (6,745 m) and Shalbachum(6,918m), Chimsedang, Naya-Kanga or Ganja Chuli (5,846m), Gangchempo, Tilman's beautiful Fluted Peak, Jugal Himal and ending to eastern horizon at Dorje Lakpa (6,980m). After collecting the good views of the mountains, you will be retracing back to Kyanjin Gompa for the night. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
  • Accommodation at: local lodge twin on a /double sharing basis.

After two excellent days in Kyanjin, you will be hiking to Phedi today. Taking the southeast you will be first crossing Langtang Khola. From there, take the uphill route to get to Phedi. As you are staying overnight at a tented camp, you will need to find a free space for camping. Your trekking team will be setting the camp for the night where you can give a hand with the camp set up too. You will be staying overnight at a tented camp.

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
  • Accommodation at: tented camp.

One of the best days of this trip, you will be crossing the Ganja la pass this day. Starting early morning you will be climbing to the pass where the guide has fixed the ropes for the necessary sections. The climb to the pass is rock and ice to the top. Upon reaching the top you can enjoy the excellent views of Langtang and Shisapangma mountain and more. After the successful pass, you will then descend to Keldang for the night. You will be staying overnight at a tented camp. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
  • Accommodation at: tented camp.

An easy trekking day. As always you will be starting the day after breakfast. The route today passes a few summer pastures on the downhill trail to reach Dukpu. On the final day of the camping, your guide will be setting the camp for the night at Dukpu. You will be staying overnight at a tented camp.

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
  • Accommodation at: tented camp.

Back from the wilderness, today onwards you will be trekking through the farmlands and the small settlement. The walk starts with a small cross and downhill with excellent views of the Langtang and Jugal Himal range which includes the Mt Everest range in the far east. With the excellent views of the mountains, the walk continues through the rhododendron forest to reach t Tarkegyang. It is a wonderful village where the Hyalmo people live. Hyalmo tribes have interesting cultures and traditions that looks similar to the Sherpa and Tamang religion. Tarkegyang is one of the exciting villages in Helambu with old Buddhist monastery. You can go around the village and explore it. You will be staying overnight at a local lodge. 

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
  • Accommodation at: local lodge on a twin/double sharing basis.

The last day of the trek. You will be driving back to Kathmandu via Melamchi Bazar. Upon arriving in Kathmandu, you can take a good rest. In the evening, you can do some last-minute shopping near the hotel. 

  • Food: Breakfast and Lunch Included.
  • Accommodation at: 3-star hotel on a twin/double sharing basis.

After an amazing week in Nepal, you will be transferred to Kathmandu airport to catch your returning flight home. Our representative will be helping you to transfer to the airport, with the hope to see you again in Nepal.  “FERI BHETAULA”. 

  • Food: Breakfast Included.
  • Accommodation at: not included.

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Includes

    • Airport pick up and drop off by a private vehicle.
    • 3-star hotel in Kathmandu and A with breakfast on twin/double sharing basis. 
    • Kathmandu sightseeing with private transportation and guide. 
    • Transportation (Kathmandu to Syabrubesi and Tarkegyang to Kathmandu)by local bus.
    • Langtang National Park Entrance Fee and Trekkers Information Management System Card (TIMS). 
    • Experienced trekking guide(s) and his/her expenses during the trekking. 
    • Porter(s) during the trek. 
    • Three meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) a day during the trek.
    • Teahouse accommodation on twin/double sharing basis during the trek. 
    • All the government taxes. 

Doesn't Include

    • International airfare 
    • Travel insurance
    • Nepal visa fees 
    • Food in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
    • Beverages, laundries, and any other personal expenses during the trek. 
    • Gratitude
    • Anything does not mention in the inclusion list.  

Complimentary

    Trekking Map, A one Trek company name and logo print T-Shirt and complementary Dinner in a Nepali Cultural Dance show Restaurant.

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