Duration of Trips14 Days
Location: Langtang Region
Type of Trip: Tea House Trek
Max. Altitude:Ganja-la Pass (5130m)
Trip Grade:Strenuous Trek
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Ganja La Pass Trekking
The Ganga La Pass trek is a popular yet demanding trek in the Langtang region of Nepal. Reaching an altitude of 5106 meters at Ganga La Pass, this trek also offers spectacular views of Tserko RI (5000 m) and the entire Langtang Himalayan range. The Langtang region itself is relatively near to Kathmandu and is also famous for the Lake Gosainkunda. The trek itself passes through gorgeous rhododendron and bamboo forests with magnificent vistas of snowcapped mountains.
The Ganja La pass trek is one of the most challenging passes in the Himalayas of Langtang Nepal. It is the prime adventure trip that beckons the bold and brace to venture in the Langtang region of Nepal. People follow the Buddhist religion so we find many old Buddhist monasteries in the village. The journey through beautiful rice terraces, Buddhist monasteries and charming villages is such wonderful. It is an adventurous undertaking and offers the seasoned trekker a true wilderness experience. The trek takes us through the valley through a forest of rhododendron and Juniper continues following streams and moraines and climbing steeply. Here we can enjoy Buddhist culture and traditions.
After driving from Kathmandu to the starting village of Syabrubesi, the trek itself begins by travelling up the Langtang valley, proceeds to Kanyanjing Gompa Passes and ends in Melamchi Pool Bazaar in the Helambu Region. The inhabitants of the upland Langtang region, although with Nepalese, are closely related to the nearby Tibetan people. On this trek, one travels through lush forests of oak, pine and maple and there is a chance to see wildlife such as the Himalayan rhesus monkey and Himalayan black bear. Breath-taking views of mountains such as Ganesh himal (7606m), Lahntang Lirung (7225m), Ganchempo (6387m), Yala peak (5500 m) and many more are also part of the attraction of this trek.
Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu, Nepal / Transfer to hotel
Day 02Free day in Kathmandu for trekking preparation / Overnight at Kathmandu
Day 03Kathmandu - Shabru Besi (1600m.)
Driving through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Syabru Besi passing through Dhunche.While passing along the road at the bank of Trishuli River you catch a glimpse of Ganesh Himal, terraces and green hills.
Day 04Syabru Besi - Lama Hotel (2470m.)
Trail crosses through Bhote Koshi and gradually follows the Langtang Khola. Nature of trail is ascent passing through Landslide. After several hrs of walking through wild forests you will be reaching at Rimche (2400m) through Bamboo (1960m.)
Day 05Lama Hotel - Langtang village (3430m.)
After approximately half of an hour walking you will be observe very white with pretty view of Langtang Lirung through trees cover with full of snow. Before arrives Langtang village on the right bottom side of the large rock hills situated a very ancient monastery where you can feel and gain basic Buddhism religious of mountains region.
Day 06Langtang Village - Kyangjin (3870m.)
Gradually we cross villages and yak pastures as the valley opens out further and the views become more extensive. After crossing few small streams and moraines and Mani walls you will be arrive at Kyangjin Gompa with kind of some pleasure and pleasant feel in your heart.
Day 07Kyangjin Gompa and excursion
on next day of Kyangjin stay we make visit you monastery of the concern place and very famous yak cheese factory, walk up the moraine to see the spectacular ice faces and tumbling glaciers of Langtang Lirung. The our experience and professional guide lead you up Tsergo Ri (5033m),spot you can observe ample of different mountains, glacial, summit, peaks etc.
Day 08Kyangin Gompa - Ngegang (4100m)
Climb up through a rhododendron forest and junipers towards the Ngegang yak pastures. It is count as Holly place of Buddhist religion followers. Usually people visit the respect place to hang the flags for good luck and for the prayer propose.
Day 09Ngegang - Ganjala Pass (5130m) to Keldang
It is quite challenging and need basic climbing knowledge, following a streams at first, and continuation over snow and rocks, we scrambled the last 100m on a steeps and snowy slope. The pass provides a majestic panoramic vies of the Geynyen Lhudup and the snowy summits of the Tibetan border.
Day 10Keldang - Dukpu
Mostly ascent and descent along the ridge trail. Several hours of walking along the ridge, grassland, with amazing views of Mountains you will meet your camp inside pretty jungle. During you taken accommodation in jungle you can analysis different types of vegetation.
Day 11Dukpu - Tarkeghyang
It takes around five hours of walking on descent 205 meters. From Pass you can wonder spectacular view of the Annapurna Region and Mt. Everest Region. Trail start to descent towards the Helambu valley where your eye can wonder with complex of rhododendron flowers ,pine trees then gradually you will be arrive at Tarkeghyang beautiful village. The respect village you can feel nice cultural of share people.
Day 12Tarkegyang - Sermathang
Sermathang is beautiful village. On blue sky day you get kind opportunity to explore different mountains, hills. Rocks. While you re in village you will meet with different Sherpa people of Khumbu region (Everest region) and traditional dress etc.
Day 13Sermathang– Kathmandu (1300M)
While you drive back to Kathmandu you will be enjoy with splendid views of hills, mountains, terraces and villages.
Day 14Departure or Free day
- Airport pick up and drop upon arrival and departure
- In trekking- B/F, Lunch and Dinner -3 meals per day and overnight accommodation at tea house lodge.
- Necessary trekking permit and TIMS fee.
- Trained trekking guide and porter, necessary insurance, and accommodation meals allowance and salary
- 2- Nights hotel in Kathmandu on (BB Basis)
- Kathmandu - shaybru Bensi - Kathmandu by Bus or for group private bus/Jeep/van
- Comprehensive first aid box for the trekking.
- Extra day hotel stay in Kathmandu
- Foods self lunch & dinner in Kathmandu
- Personal expenses-laundry, telephone,Tea/coffee,alcoholic beverages,tips for guide & porter.
- Personal travel insurance and emergency evacuation cost.
- Extra cost for if in case trek effected by natural calamities
- Personal trekking equipments for the trek.
Note: it is one of the most difficult passes that lies in Langtang Region
What is Ganja La Pass Trekking?
- Ganja La Pass Trekking is a popular trekking route in the Langtang region of Nepal. It involves traversing the Ganja La Pass, which is situated at an altitude of 5,130 meters (16,830 feet). The trek offers breathtaking views of the Himalayas, diverse landscapes, and an opportunity to explore the unique culture and traditions of the region.
How long does the Ganja La Pass Trekking take?
- The duration of the Ganja La Pass Trekking varies depending on the itinerary chosen and the trekker's pace. On average, it takes around 12 to 14 days to complete the trek, including acclimatization days. The actual trekking duration is usually between 7 to 9 days.
What is the difficulty level of Ganja La Pass Trekking?
- Ganja La Pass Trekking is considered a challenging trek that requires a good level of physical fitness and prior trekking experience. The trail involves steep ascents and descents, high altitudes, and crossing the Ganja La Pass, which can be challenging due to its rocky and icy terrain. Proper acclimatization and preparation are essential.
When is the best time to go for Ganja La Pass Trekking?
- The best time to undertake Ganja La Pass Trekking is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These months offer stable weather conditions, clear skies, and moderate temperatures, providing excellent visibility and comfortable trekking conditions.
What permits are required for Ganja La Pass Trekking?
- To trek in the Langtang region, you need two permits: the Langtang National Park entry permit and the TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) card. These permits can be obtained from the Nepal Tourism Board in Kathmandu or from the respective checkpoints along the trail.
Are teahouses or camping options available during the trek?
- Teahouses are available along the Ganja La Pass Trekking route, providing basic accommodation and meals. These teahouses offer a convenient and affordable option for trekkers. Camping is also possible, but it requires carrying camping gear and provisions.
What are the highlights of Ganja La Pass Trekking?
- The Ganja La Pass Trekking offers several highlights, including stunning views of the Langtang Himalayas, encounters with the diverse flora and fauna of Langtang National Park, exploration of traditional Tamang and Sherpa villages, the sacred lake of Kyanjin Gompa, and the thrill of crossing the challenging Ganja La Pass.
Is a guide necessary for Ganja La Pass Trekking?
- While it is possible to trek independently in the Ganja La Pass region, it is highly recommended to hire an experienced guide. A guide can provide valuable assistance with navigation, ensure safety, and offer insights into the local culture and environment. Additionally, having a guide increases the chances of successfully crossing Ganja La Pass.
What should I pack for Ganja La Pass Trekking?
- Essential items to pack for Ganja La Pass Trekking include sturdy trekking boots, warm clothing layers, a waterproof jacket, a hat and gloves, a sleeping bag, sunscreen, sunglasses, a water bottle, a first aid kit, and basic toiletries. It is advisable to pack light and carry only the necessary items.
Is altitude sickness a concern during Ganja La Pass Trekking?
- Yes, altitude sickness is a potential risk during Ganja La Pass Trekking due to the high altitudes involved. Adequate acclimatization,
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