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Ganja La Pass14 Days

Minimum Participants 1-12 Pax
Mode of Travel Adventures
Accommodation Tea House
Meals Full board on trek & Breakfast in city
Transportation private vehicle/public bus

trip Overview

Ganja la Pass trek is an adventurous yet least trekked trekking route around the Lantang region of Nepal located in the northwest of Kathmandu Valley. Ganja La Pass is at an elevation of 5122m, which is the highest point of the trek. This trek is a moderate-level trek as we need basic climbing equipment and the assistance of a guide.

Langtang Ganja la pass trek offers snow-covered high passes and old religious Buddhist communities with their unique culture and lifestyles. Also, it offers the exploration of the untouched natural beauty of the Langtang region in combination with a panorama of Mt. Ganesh Himal, Yala Peak, Gauri Shankar, and many more. An adventurous journey from the busy trails of the Langtang region to the quaint trails of Helambu via frozen Ganja la Pass is breathtaking. Tsergo Ri is the best viewpoint of this trek from where we can witness mountains like Langtang Lirung, Langtang Ri, etc.

Kyanjin Gompa is the most sacred Buddhist monastery in this region. A religious place surrounded by mountain giants, this place is an art of God. Every year, the locals organize many cultural festivals there and if you get lucky, you also can witness them. The beautiful and clean village of Helambu is famous for its local yak cheese and authentic cuisine. This trek includes trekking around Langtang National Park, the very first national park of Nepal in the Himalayan Region. Langtang National Park is rich in diversity as it manifests 14 vegetation types in 18 ecosystem types. Also, We can witness many endangered animals like Red Panda, Himalayan Tahr, Tigers, and different species of birds and butterflies.

Short Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu [1,340m].
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing-World Heritage Sites.
Day 03: Drive to Syabrubesi [1,550m] [7 hrs drive].
Day 04: Trek to Lama Hotel [2,380m] [5 hrs walk].
Day 05: Trek to Langtang village [3,430m] [5/6 hrs walk].
Day 06: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa [3,870m] [3/4 hrs walk].
Day 07: Excursion to Tsergo Ri [5033m] and back to Kyanjin Gompa [7/8 hrs walk].
Day 08: Trek to Ganja La Phedi [4300m] [3/4 hrs walk].
Day 09: Cross the Ganja La pass [5122m] Trek to Keldang [4250m] [6/7 hrs walk].
Day 10: Trek to Yak Kharka [4000m] [5/6 hrs walk].
Day 11: Trek to Tarke Gyang [2,590m] [5/6 hrs walk].
Day 12: Trek to Sermathang [2,610m] [3/4 hrs walk].
Day 13: Trek to Melamchi Pul Bazaar and Drive to Kathmandu [3/4 hrs walk] [2 hrs drive].
Day 14: Final Departure.

Detail Itinerary

35m drive BB plan Hotel/resort

Upon your arrival at the International airport, a representative from Nepal Dream Path will welcome you and transfer you to the Hotel in a comfortable private vehicle. At the hotel, DP Trek's staff or guide will brief you about the Hotel, Kathmandu Valley, Trekking Region, do's, and don’ts with related information that might require while trekking in Nepal with us.

10am - 4pm BB plan Hotel/resort

On the first day or night in Kathmandu, you will be well-informed regarding the time for your sightseeing tour in Kathmandu at places of interest. Click here for detailed information about where to visit Kathmandu Valley.

7 hrs drive All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea House

After having breakfast at Kathmandu, we will drive north through the foothills and green vistas to Syabrubesdhi vai Trishuli. During our drive, we can witness a distant view of mountain giants like Langtang Himal, Mt. Annapurna, Ganesh Himal, and so on. On reaching Syabrubrushi, we will relax our bodies with an overnight stay at a local hotel.

5 hrs walk All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea House

We will officially start our trek with an uphill walk for about 3 hours through the ridges and forests to Bamboo. We will stop there for a delicious lunch. After having lunch, we will ascend through the trails followed by the bamboo forest to Lama Hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.

5 hrs walk All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tea/Coffee] Tea House

We will continue our trek climbing through the trails emerging from the forest. During our walk, we can witness the distant view of Mt. Langtang Lirung through the trees. Also, a beautiful rhododendron forest with an occasional glimpse of White monkeys and birds will add more excitement. We will ascend up to Langtang village Via Ghoda Tabela. Langtang village is a beautiful village located at the foot of Langtang glacier. A continuous ring of the bell harnessed on the horse's neck and fluffy prayer flag will welcome us to this beautiful village. A small village surrounded by mountains like Dorje Lakpa, Langtang Ri, and Langtang Lirung from all directions, this place is an art of god. Also, there is a small government-operated cheese factory. Overnight stay at Hotel.

3/4 hrs walk All meals during trek ( breakfast, lunch, dinner) Tea House

From this wonderful village, The Langtang village with Nepal Dream Path Treks goes uphill for the first few hours through the prickly Burberry and high alpine shrubs and encountering the "mani-prayer wall" where walking in the clockwise direction is a positive way of respecting the local culture and religion, as our walk leads to farther east the valley opens up and then walking on the grassy meadow with views of numerous snow-capped peaks in the distance. The walk is more pleasant and can be vigorous due to altitude gain as we come to our destination at Kyangin Gompa. Kyangin Gompa, is a scenic charming spot, with peaks looming from all directions, the closest peak that you can see is the Langtang Lirung over 7,000m, and its icefall is just at a leisurely distance from the campsite, Kyangin Gompa, a small monastery located on the top of the ridge formed by glacial moraine of rocks and boulders, within Kyangin Gompa area, there are 10-15 lodges and a cheese factory.

7/8 hrs walk All meals during trek ( breakfast, lunch, dinner) Tea House

After having breakfast we will hike toward Tsergo Ri. We will follow an ascending trail witnessing ice faces and ice glaciers. Tsergo Ri is the best viewpoint of this trek from where we can see Mt. Langtang Lirung, Yala Peak, Langtang Ri, etc. After spending an hour, we will ascend back to the Kyanjin Gompa for an overnight stay. This day is basically an acclimatization day and will be advantageous for the rest of our trek.

3/4 hrs walk All meals during trek ( breakfast, lunch, dinner) Tea House

Today we hike towards Ganja La Phedi after breakfast.  We cross the Langtang River with a beautiful rhododendron forest and reach our destination after 3-4 hours of trek.

6/7 hrs walk All meals during trek ( breakfast, lunch, dinner) Tea House

This day will be the most exciting and adventurous day of this trek. We will ascend from Ganja La Phedi to Kheldang via Ganja La Pass. As the trail will be challenging and tricky so we will use rope and crampons with the assistance of our guide. On reaching Ganja La Pass, we will witness many snow-capped mountains like Mt. Langtang Lirung, Langtang Ri, Ganesh Himal, Yala Peak, and many more. From there, we will ascend to Keldang for an overnight stay.

5/6 hrs walk All meals during trek ( breakfast, lunch, dinner) Tea House

After having breakfast our hike starts to Kharka bypassing the beautiful forest, and mountain ridges. After a 6/7 hour hike, we reach Yak Kharka where we settle down for the night.

5/6 hrs walk All meals during trek ( breakfast, lunch, dinner) Tea House

After having breakfast, our trail starts towards Tarke Gyang bypassing the beautiful forest, and mountain ridges. After a 6/7 hour hike, we reach Tarke Gyang where we settle down for the night.

3/4 hrs walk All meals during trek ( breakfast, lunch, dinner) Tea House

We will continue our trek on flat trails followed by forests, small streams, and villages to Sermathang. Today's walk is quite easier. We can visit many ancient monasteries in Sermathang. A panoramic view of Jugal Himal at the north face of Sermathang village.

3/4 hrs walk & 2 hrs drive BB plan Hotel/ Resort

We will descend to the Melamchi Pul Bazaar passing through meadows, cultivated fields, and small settlements. After having lunch at Melamchi, we will have a drive of 2 hours back to Kathmandu. On reaching Kathmandu, we will transfer you to your Hotel. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Today as per your international flight time, Nepal Dream Path Treks staff will transfer you to the airport for your final departure from this wonderful high Himalayan country, with the wonderful memory of the Ganja La Pass trek in Nepal with us. Thank you for visiting us.

Equipment List

  • Sun Hat
  • Worm hat (it means worm one to protect your head from cold)
  • Headlight
  • Sun Cream/lip guard
  • Sunglasses
  • Toothpaste/Brush/soap
  • Gloves
  • Down Jacket
  • Long-sleeved shirt
  • Jumper/fleece jacket
  • T-shirt
  • Long underwear
  • Windbreaker trouser
  • Towel
  • Wool socks
  • Cotton socks
  • Trekking boots
  • Sewing kits
  • Water bottle
  • Swiss knife
  • Extra batteries
  • Flip flops
  • Raincoat/ Umbrella
  • Rucksacks(For a Day)
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Medical & first aid kit
  • Trekking Crampon (If you are going to do a trek in winter then you need a Crampon for your trekking.)

What's included?

  • All transportation and Arrival and departure transfers are as per the Itinerary.
  • Standard Accommodation in the cities and tea houses on the trek.
  • Full-day guided tour of Kathmandu including private vehicle, Entry permits, and a well-experienced city guide.
  • All meals are included during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Tea/Coffee).
  • Guide, porters, and other support staff as per your requirement and out an agreed price.
  • National Park Fees.
  • Trekker’s information management system (TIMS) card fee.
  • General First-Aid Kits for All.
  • All taxes and fees are required for the program.

What's not included?

  • Meals in the cities.
  • Personal expenses (Laundry, bar bills, water, etc).
  • Travel Insurance (Essential).
  • Personal trekking gear is not mentioned in the contract.
  • Tips for staff.
  • Personal first aid kit.