Langtang Ganja la pass trekking is a trekking route in Langtang trekking region. Langtang Ganja la pass trek provides an opportunity to explore Tamang Villages, Tibetan villages watching panoramic Himalayan views of the Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, Dorje Lakpa, Yala peak, Naya kanga, Gaurishanker which also includes the Annapurna Himalayan range.
You will have opportunity to climb some small peaks and to visit glaciers at comfortably low elevations. Langtang Ganja la pass offers an entirely wilderness and adventure experience. If you are trekking during spring the forest on the trail is colorful and blooming full of Rhododendrons. To cross from Langtang into Helambu valley via the Ganja-La pass 5122m which is serious undertaking requiring good equipment and experience from local guides.
While crossing the Ganja la pass trekking it might require the use of technical climbing equipment and trekkers must be skilled in the use of this and be prepared to assist less well-equipped porter staff. The Ganja La pass makes the trekking to Langtang one of the challenging trek in Langtang Region with unfavorable weather conditions.
Langtang Ganja la pass and Helambu trekking starts from Dunche, ends at Melamchi Pul Bazar. From Sybru Bensi, you will follow the Langtang
River to the east until you get to Kyanjin Gompa (3,049.). In Kyanjin Gompa there is a small Buddhist monastery and a cheese factory started in 1955 by the Swiss Association for Technical Assistance. When you are crossing the pass there are spectacular views of Langtang Lirung and the Tibetan peaks beyond. Much of this route is spent above 3,000m.The highest point of this trek is Ganja la Pass (5,122m). The descent from the pass is on a steep slope for over 1 km, which requires good care again. But the rest of the trail is easy and comfortable.
As there are no lodges and no settlements for three days along the way, the group should be well equipped with enough food. Only camping trekking is possible for Ganja la pass trekking and use firewood is prohibited entire the Langtang national park so Himalaya journey trekking supplies necessary kerosene or gas entire the Langtang Gonja la pass trekking. After passing the Ganja la Pass, the trail takes you to Malemchi gaon and Tarke Ghyang. People are in Langtang Helambu trekking trail follow the Buddhist religion so you will find many old Buddhist monasteries in the villages and trekking trail goes continue descend to Melamchi Pul bazaar than by bus back to kathmandu.
Day 01 : Early in the morning drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Bensi (1462m) – 7 hrs:
Early in the morning after having breakfast we will drive to Syabru Bensi (1,470m) via Dhunche. Your adventure begins! Passing through many small villages on the way will fascinate you with snippets of everyday living in these villages. On the way you will see the superb view of the Himalaya, including the Annapurnas, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and the peaks of Langtang region. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 02 : Trek from Syabru Bensi to Lama Hotel (2500m) – 6 hrs:
The trail initially crosses the Bhote Kosi, following down from Tibet, and then gradually climb up through the sub tropical forests, teeming with bird – life, to join the trail from Syabru. At the end of trekking you have short climb to the Lama Hotel. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 03 : Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang (3430m) – 5 hrs:
Today, the trek route follows Gumanechok, Ghoda Tabela literally it means the Horse Stable. After this the trail is slightly gradual and beautiful in the valley with the grazing Yaks. Langtang village is very local and a very old village of this trekking route and the views from here more spectacular as we get closer to mountain. There is a monastery which you can visit shortly before arriving at the village Langtang, the headquarters of the Langtang National Park. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 04 : Trek from Langtang to Kyanjin Gompa (3730m) – 4:30 hrs:
Today is a shorter walk but enough for acclimatization. The trail climb gradually through small villages and yak pastures. The surroundings are interesting also because of the famous Cheese factory. Kyangjin has a vivid setting as it is surrounded by snow capped mountain from all side. You can enjoy panoramic views of Kyangjin Ri (4750m), Tserko Ri (5000m), Ganja La (5160m), Langshi sa – ri (6427m), Dorji Lakpa (6430m), Naya Kanga (5844m), Yala Peak (5500m) and so on. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 05 : Rest day Kyanjin Gompa or climb Kyangin Ri (4770m) or Tsergo Ri (4980m) and back to Kyanjin Gompa.Overnight at Lodge.
Day 06 : Trek from Kyanjin Gompa to Ngegang (4100m)- 5hrs:
We Climb up through a rhododendron forest and junipers towards the Ngegang yak pastures. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 07 : Trek from Ngegang to Ganja La (5121m) – Keldang (4300m) – 5hrs:
The ascent to the pass is quite tricky, following streams at first, and continuing over snow and rocks. We scramble the last 100 meters on a steep and snowy slope. The pass offers an impressive panoramic view of the Langtang Lirung and the snowy summits of the Tibetan boarder, amongst which rises the Shisha Pangma (8013m). Then the trail plunges steeply over moraines. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 08 : Trek from Keldang to Dukpu (4020m) – 6hrs:
Ascents give way to descents along the ridge trail. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 09 : Trek from Dukpu – Tarke Ghyang (2560m) – 5hrs:
We reach a pass towering at 4080 meters, offering a great view over the Himalayas. We now start our descent towards Helambu through tree and rhododendron forests. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 10 : Trek from Tarke Ghyang – Sermathang (2620m) – 5 hrs:
The ridge trail criss-crosses streams and waterfalls, and offers open views in all directions with the southern foothills of Nepal fading towards the plains of India. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 11 : Trek from Sermathang – Melamchi Bazaar (890m) – 4hrs:
A knee-wobbling journey as we lose altitude quickly, descending to the Melamchi Kola river. Overnight at Lodge.
Day 12 : Drive from Melamchi Bazaar to Katmandu by bus – 5hrs:
You will drive from Malamche Bazzar to Kathmandu by private vehicle & Overnight at hotel.
Land Transportation (KATHMANDU-Sybru Bensi by regular bus ) & (Melamchi – KATHMANDU by private vehicle).
English Speaking experienced Trained/Licensed Holder Guide during whole Trek
Porter during for Whole Trek (a porter for two people).
Lang tang National Park Trek Permit, TIMS card & Any required permits or Official Documentation
Full Board basis Meals (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) during the trekking in mountain area.
Selected Tea house Lodge/Guest house Accommodations during Trek( Shared Toilets/ bathroom)
Insurance, Daily Wages, Equipments and all meals & Lodges of Porters and Guide in Whole Trek
First Aid Kid Box( for Normal Treatment only)
Government taxes & Other Applicable Fees
International Airfare to and from your country
Nepal Visa fee: Nepal entry visa ( US$ 40 or equivalent foreign currency for 30 days . you will also require 2 passport size photos.)
Travel & Health Insurance- Emergency Helicopter Rescue Insurance (Most recommended)
Any Alcoholic Drinks, Cold Drinks, Boiled & Mineral Water, Beverages Etc in Trek
Tips for Trekking & other employed staffs which is not mandatory but expected.
Hot Shower, Battery Charges( Available in Trek with Extra cost or Free in some lodges)
Unforeseen Cost such as Flight Cancellation or Delayed, Sick in Trek, and Helicopter rescue in Trek. Cost due to bad weather etc which is out of our control
Any Other Cost, which is not mentioned in Cost Includes Items as Above.