Ganja La Pass Trek

  • Duration: 15 Days
  • Max. Altitude: Ganja La Pass [5,132m/16,800ft]
  • Group Size: Minimum 2 - Maximum 12 People
  • Difficulty: Strenuous
  • Transportation: Local Bus/Private Landcruiser

Langtang Region is one of the most popular regions in Nepal and exists right after the Everest and Annapurna Himalayan Region in the list. It’s to the north of the Kathmandu valley and borders with its neighboring territory Tibet. Tibet is also a beautiful piece of art in the world from nature. By any chance, if you are, interested in Tibet too, you may also look at our 4 Countries Tour [Nepal – Bhutan – India – Tibet]. However, to remain within the topic, it’s more important for us to focus on the Langtang Region than the beautiful landscapes and cultures of the autonomous Tibet. Langtang is popular for tourism too. The region offers striking views of geography and shiny mountain peaks. Langtang itself comprises a valued piece of treasure. It’s the Langtang National Park that has been preserved for over decades and conserves most of the valuables of the region. About 25% of the area is covered with the lush forest of trees.

 

Langtang Region being the background of the attraction, Ganja La Pass Trek is basically the major attraction of the Langtang Region. It’s one of the highest mountain passes in the country others being the Cho La Pass [5,368 m/17,611 ft.], Renjo La Pass [5,360 m/17585 ft.], Thorong La Pass [5,416 m/17,764 ft.] and several others. It’s a true fact that Nepal comprises of all kinds of beauty that nature has to provide. The only downside that the country has is that it’s a land – locked country and does not own any sea borders. However, the rest of everything is what has made the world a fanatic of its beauty. People tend to become irresistible to visit the kingdom so as to make their holiday one of the most unforgettable one that they have ever had.

 

The trek starts from a short drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar from where the trekking phase is initialized. As soon as you leave the place, you start to gain mesmerizing views of different villages and places around the course. Meanwhile, people are idly lying down on their favorite couch, and you shall be the one enjoying beautiful things in the homeland of the highest mountain peak on Earth.

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

    We will meet you at Tribhuwan international airport and transfer you to your hotel.where you will have your time to getsettled and freshen up. After that you will be asked to visit our office for a briefing about your program. You will have meeting with your trekking guide and discuss about the equipment needed for the trekking.If you arrive at night we will have same discussion in next day morning after your breakfast.

  • Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing

    Full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu Valley including some of the major places of the city such as Pashupatinath temple, Durbar Squares, Swayambhunath and Boudha Gumba that have been declared as World Heritage Sites by the UNESCO. Back to the hotel in the evening to stay overnight.

  • Day 03: Kathmandu – Syabrubesi [1,550m/5,100ft]

    Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi that takes about 7 -8hours. On the way you can enjoy the nice scenery of white snowcapped mountains lit. Annapurna II, Manasalu, Ganesh Himal and other minor peaks along the route and as well as green scenery of hillock, rivers and village. Enjoy the Himalayan views and mountainous lifestyle through the terraced fields and rustic villages. Stay overnight in a teahouse.

  • Day 04: Syabrubesi – Lama Hotel [2,450m]

    Trek from Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel that takes about 6 – 7 hours.The first day excitement trail crosses through the Bhote koshi River flowing down from Tibet and following the Langtang Khola. After a visit to the Gompa of Guru Rinpoche, follow the stone-paved main street out of town over Langtang Khola. After crossing the suspension bridge the trail gradually ascend up to Bamboo passing by landslide. The trail goes through the sub tropical forest which is cover by oak and maple, blue pine, fir. We pass through the forests of oak and rhododendron. The variety wildlife; yellow-throated martens, wild boars, Langur monkeys, red pandas and Himalayan black bears etc.At night we stay overnight in the Lama hotel.

  • Day 05: Lama Hotel – Langtang Village [3,430m/11,253ft] – Mundu [3,543m/11,621ft]

    Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang Village and then further to Mundu that takes about 6 – 7 hours in total. The day start with a gentle climb, but it soon becomes steeper, climbing through wild forests of hemlocks, oaks, maples and white and pink rhododendrons high above the Langtang. And the village has flat- roofed Tibetan style house and elaborately carved driven windows of the upper village is worth exploring. Valley is surrounded by stone walls enclosing fields where wheat, buckwheat,barley, turnips and potatoes are planted and easy to find yak and the wild goats wondering around you. Overnight in a teahouse.

  • Day 06: Mundu – Kyangjin Gompa [3,870m/12,697ft]

    Trek from Mundu to Kyangjin Gompa that takes about 3 -4 hours. We walk thorugh several small streams with wooden cantilever bridges and moraines, you can finally see the monastery of Kyanjin Gompa and the dramatic icefall flowing from the peaks of Langtang Lirung and Kimshung. The famous Government operated chees e factory is located here. We have a chance to teste cheese and curd made by yak's milk. You also can explore the area with abundant panoramic views of Langtang Lirung (7246m), Langshisa-Ri (6427 m), Kyangjin RI (4750m.), Tsergo RI (5000m.), Yala peak(5500m.), Genjempol, Dorje Lhakpa (6430m.), Naya Kang (5844m.), Ganja la (5160m).Stay overnight in a camp.

  • Day 07: Acclimatization/Rest day in Kyanjin (3870m)

    This day will be your rest day and exploration day of the trekking. Hike easy for a breath-taking panorama of the Langtang Lirung, Langtang range, Kinshung, Yansa Tsenji. We also have options to do a side trip to Langshisa Kharka. There are several alternatives sided trips, the surroundings areas of North having many smaller uninhabited valleys. Stay overnight to the Kyanjin.

  • Day 08: Kyanjin Gompa trekking to Ngegang (4000m)

    Trek from Kyanjin Gompa to Ngegang that takes about 5 – 6 hours. We must have to well manage for shelter and food by ourselves. After we reach to Ngegang,you can enjoy full of worth able breathtaking mountains scenery and pure of nature beauties. You can also see Yaks peacefully grazing. Stay overnight at tented camp.

  • Day 09: Ngegang trekking to Ganja-La pass (5200m) to Keldang (4270m

    Following streams and moraines and climbs steeply towards the pass. The trail makes a final steep ascent to the pass, from the pass the trail descends steeply and enters the Yangri Khola Valley. It'd be a strenuous day since crossing Ganja La is one of the difficult passes. On the Ganja la pass, you can find it covered with snowy ice most of the times throughout the year. Climbing up and down the pass can sometimes be tricky due to snowfall and ice. Following the stream through grassy meadows, the trail reaches Keldang. Stay overnight at camp.

  • Day 10: Keldang – Dukpu (4080m)

    Trek from Keldang to Dukpu that takes about 5 – 6 hours.The trail descends along ridge, grassland, with amazing views of Mountain and its surrounded nature beauties. Then follow the ridge line through small settlements of the villagers of Helambu. Finally You will reach Dukpu. Stay overnight at camp.

  • Day 11: Dukpu – Tarke Jhyang [2,590m/8,497ft]

    Trek from Dukpu to Tarke Jhyang that takes about 5 – 6 hours. The views from Pass are spectacular towards the Annapurna Region, Mt. Everest region as well and native mountains.Its steep descent passing tiny herder's to the settlement of Tarkeghyang. You can visit one of the oldest Buddhist monastery and picturesque Sherpa villages.Stay overnight in a teahouse.

  • Day 12: Tarke Jhyang – Sermathang [2,610m/8,563ft]

    Trek from Tarke Jhyang to Sermathang that takes about 5-6 hours. Todays trekking will be quite easy through falt land.Sermathang is another pretty Sherpa village where you can visit many ancient monasteries and view of Jugal Himal range. In the clear day the villages provide good views of Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Gosaikunda and Rolwaling; even Everest also in a distance. Stay overnight in a teahouse.

  • Day 13: Sermathang – Melamchi Pool Bazaar – Kathmandu

    Trek from Sermathang to Melamchi Pool Bazaar that takes 3 – 4 hours and then further drive to Kathmandu that takes about 2 – 3 hours. Stay overnight in a hotel.

  • Day 14: Final Departure

    Today is free or last minute you have few hour special shopping for your relatives. If you have more time you can do some shopping or sightseeing. We will drop you to the International airpor tto catch your flight back to your home.We wish you a safe journey back home and hope to see you very soon again.

Cost Includes

    • All surface transfers as per itinerary
    • Hotel accommodation
    • Food, lodging, insurance and other expenses of clients and staffs
    • All necessary paper work and permits
    • Camping equipment such as very high quality North Face or Mountain Hardware tents for camping
    • Kitchen, dining, toilet tents, mattresses and other kitchen equipment
    • Travel and rescue arrangements for our staffs
    • All necessary staffs with experienced English speaking guide, cook, assistant leader [4 trekkers: 1 assistance] also a personal Sherpa on request
    • Porter’s Charges [Porter can carry up to 20kg]
    • Tea and coffee during mountain part
    • Teahouse/Lodge accommodation
    • Medical supplies [First Aid medical kit will be available]
    • Trekking Information Management System [TIMS], New Trekking permit to keep record of tourist [This is for your safety]

Cost Excludes

    • Meals in Kathmandu
    • Domestic / International airfares along with taxes
    • Expenses such as laundry, phone calls, internet and others
    • Personal trekking equipment
    • Any extra transportation except in itinerary [we can arrange upon request]
    • Any kind of personal expenses
    • Helicopter rescue due to out of control
    • Any other expenses which are not mentioned in the inclusive price
    • Some extra assistance like if you cannot walk properly our guide will arrange you horse  to came back [if applicable this you have to pay them directly]
    • Tips to staffs. After working everyone expect some Tips. We don’t mention fixed amount, it’s is up to you and up to their service, but generally tourists provide 10% of the total cost
    • Single supplement charges [if required]
    • Your travel insurance

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