Trip Highlights
  • Explore the peaceful existence of Kyangjing Gompa and its monastery
  • Feel like you are on the top of the world by standing above the Ganja La Pass.
  • Explore the amazing existence of the Sermanthang Village
  • Ascend to the majestic peak of the Yala Peak.
  • Observe the peaceful Yak grazing scenario in the mazing grassland of Yak Kharka

Ganja La Pass Trekking (5,130m) carries us to the southern edge of the Langtang Valley of Nepal, also known by the name of Ganja La Chuli (Naya Kanga) standing proudly at an altitude of 5844m. This amazing Ganja La pass trek provides us with the gigantic views of the South of alpine Langtang valley, its precious holy lakes and gorge of Gosaikunda in the north. The ganja La Pass Trekking route is covered with the beauty of wilderness and the magical prayer flags all throughout, making the journey even more meaningful and tranquil.

Langtang Ganja La Pass Trekking journey displays us the spectacular mountain panorama, triumph monasteries, stunning wildlife and so much more

The 14 days Ganja La Pass Trekking offers you with the astounding view of the incredible Langtang Himalayan Range. The journey takes you to the beautiful exploration of Tserko Ri which is situated at an elevation of 5000 meters, providing us with the wondrous views of beautifully formed landscapes and the Himalayas. Due to the harsh solitude and volatile high passes, the trekking trail sometimes can be a little challenging but don’t be in doubt about its rewards which is equally remarkable. Likewise, the Ganja La Pass trekking route leads our way through dense forests decorated with red rhododendrons and pines filled with beautiful fragrance of the wild. The highest altitude we will be reaching for is 5,130 meters where Ganja La pass is situated which usually remains frozen. The trail likewise leads us through the beautiful lush green vegetation making us encounter the amazing existence of Kyanjin Gompa monastery. You will be humbled with the visits to the Villages in langtang like the Sermanthang village. You will be beaming with joy after meeting the cheerful and kind hearted mountain people. The Ganja La Pass hike makes you face various ups and downs but equally revives you from within by providing the magical views of glorious snowcapped mountain peaks like Ganesh Himal, Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Manaslu and Mt. Gaurishankar. If your trekking days are filled with luck then you can even have several encounters with the amazing wildlife existing in the region like the Musk deer. You will be moving through various grasslands like the Yak Kharka where you can observe the beautiful scenario of the grazing yaks. Similarly, you can even seize the opportunity to taste the local ingredients prepared by the locals. We will be taking rest for acclimatization purpose on several steps which is indeed required for a satisfactory trekking experience, avoiding all sorts of risks.

In this amazing Ganja La Pass Trekking Holiday, there are two peaks including Tserko Ri Peak (5,749m) and Yala Peak (5,500m) that provides an excellent ascend. The journey is simply beautiful as we walk through the picturesque scenarios and are humbly welcomed by the Sherpa community. We can explore their lifestyles, beliefs, traditions and cultures on our time in the village. You will certainly feel welcomed by not just the people but the whole surrounding of the Langtang Valley as everything here treats everyone like their own. The amazing views of sunrise over the mighty peaks and the beautiful formation of the landscapes is certain to take your breath away. This Ganja La Pass Trip is indeed waiting to become your experience of a lifetime. So what are you waiting for?

At Nepal Nomad trekking, you can meet our experienced climbing crew who were born and bred on rugged mountains. Our team includes all the members with the same goal to provide an amazing trekking experience. The reason why you should trust us and our trekkers is here. Join the venture now to any massive peaks and you will certainly be pleased with the journey. If you are searching for a specific or different mountain to climb then contact us at Nepal Nomad. We can give you tailor made Ganja La Pass trekking itinerary that will be suitable according to your time for the listed peaks or any other peaks that may excite. We will be replying within 24 hours of your inquiry. We as a Team of Nepal Nomad promise you that you will have an amazing journey while we go through the paths and hardships.

Itinerary

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On the first day of your arrival, our representative with our office vehicle will be on a standby .After you are transferred to the hotel a pre-trek briefing on the trekking program and any last minute arrangements will schedules. You will get familiar to the surroundings as you go down the streets for a walk. Then a delicious local Nepali dinner will be served accompanied by cultural dance performed by the local belles.

  • Meals: Welcome Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1360m

On this particular day, we explore around Kathmandu City and visit to the two world heritage sites. This includes a visit to the Bodhnath Stupa known for its unique structure and as the biggest shrines in the world. For a more lighthearted day, a visit to Pashupatinath, situated on the banks of the holy Baghmati River which is considered as a home to the hundreds of thousands Hindus people and as the famous Hindu temple across the country where you will see Hindu holy men (sadhus) and pilgrims performing ritual bathing, and occasionally, funeral pyres burning on the Ghats. The cremation site here is used by the royal family and also for the simple man living next door. In the early afternoon you can relax to your hotel or do last minute shopping. Trekking Departure Information shall be provided.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1360m

Travelling by bus to Syabru Besi, it takes about 9 hrs to reach and by jeep in about 7- 8 hrs which gives an immense sight to the beautiful Syabru Besi. Passing through Dhunche, we head north out of the Kathmandu driving through scenic rolling hills of Syabru Besi. We will be enclosed by the majestic sights of the green hills, terraces, Langtang Himal and Ganesh Himal. We will be staying overnight at the accommodation.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Syabru Besi
  • Altitude: 2000m

It takes about 5 hrs to reach to the Lama Hotel where in the beginning we pass through the BhoteKoshi River following the Langtang Khola. The path then progressively ascends to the Bamboo. Based on the bank of the Langtang Khola, we hike towards the Rimche and have afternoon lunch at the accommodation. After trekking for about 45 mins from the Rimche we ultimately reach at the Lama Hotel and stay for an overnight at the accommodation.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Lama Hotel
  • Altitude: 2748m

The path is very direct today after travelling for about 2 hrs, we finally arrive at the Gomna passing the oak forest and rhododendron and from there we will take a walk with the uphill path to the designation of the Ghodatabela in about an hour. Then we pass to the Thangsep village which has mostly Tamang natives and we will then reach at the Langtang village where we will stay for an overnight at the accommodation at the Langtang.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Langtang village
  • Altitude: 3500m

Out from the Langtang village, we will head to the Kyanjin Gompa today and it takes about 3 hrs to reach there. From the Kyangjing Gompa we get to see the beautiful sight of the Langtang mountain range which comprise of the Langtang Lirung, Naya Khang, Ghanjala Himal etc. We will be staying on an overnight at the accommodation.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Kyangjing Gomba
  • Altitude: 3800m

Today is day 7, where we will stroll around the Kyangjing Gompa and stay for the acclimatization and get to know our surrounding better. We can go to the cheese factory or visit the monastery glaciers of the Himalayan range of the Langtang and then head back to the Kyangjing Gompa and stay for an overnight at the accommodation.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Kyangjing Gompa
  • Altitude: 3800m

On our path, we cannot see any lodge and people’s residence on the path. The path ascends higher into the Himalayas which is comprised with the natural vegetation. Today is easy trekking compared to others and we trek for about 6 hrs and then see the pure natural beauty and the thrilling peaks. We will stay for an overnight at the camp

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Ngegang
  • Altitude: 4000 m

Today is will undoubtedly be an exhausting day to pass the Ganja La Pass which is over the 5200 meters. Throughout the years, Ganja La Pass is covered with the entire ice and snow in the most times. You must be fit enough to carry water, must be well equipped and stock yourself with the energetic foods. Before the sun gets too high we cross the Ganja La Pass in the early morning to start. You have to make sure to breathe and are unquestionably the challenging trekking days which is about 9 hrs to 16km. The trail then goes downhill to the stream and we ultimately arrive at the Keldang (4280m) where we will stay for an overnight at the camp.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Ganja La
  • Altitude: 5200 m

With the spectacular sight of the mountains, lengthy walk along the crest, grassland we take a walk about 7 hrs to Dukpu where we will set our camp and stay for an overnight.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Dukpu
  • Altitude: 4080 m

Today we ascend up to the 4100 meter pass. We are surrounded by the beauty of the Everest Mountains and the Annapurna Region as well as the other mountain regions. The path descends to the rhododendron forests and the pine passing through the Tarkeghyang settlements where we can visit the ancient Buddhist monasteries and the theatrical Sherpa villages. These villages are filled with the cheerful and amiable people. We then stay for an overnight at the accommodation.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Tarkeghyang
  • Altitude: 2560m

Out from the Tarkeghyang, today we head to our designation to the Sermathang which takes about 5 hrs of trekking after an early breakfast. In the late afternoon we will reach to the designation and then we will be staying at the accommodation in the afternoon.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Place: Sermathang
  • Altitude: 2590m

From the Sermathang, we gradually descent to the Melamchi Bazaar which is at the altitude of about 870m and then head towards to the Kathmandu which is then later takes about 4 hrs more of the trekking and then 2 hrs of bus then we finally reach at the Kathmandu where we will stay for an overnight.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with coffee/Tea
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 870m

Today is the final day so you can relax until your departure or you can also initiate any supplementary trips or activities that you may have booked. In case of departure, you will be transferred to the international airport for fight back home.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Place: Kathmandu
  • Altitude: 1360m

What's Included

  • 3 night's accommodations in Kathmandu on BB plan.
  • Everything on meals as specified for trek (breakfast, lunch, dinner).
  • All internal local transport as per the itinerary.
  • Internal l flights from Kathmandu-Lukla-Kathmandu for client and Trek Leader.
  • National Park entrance fees, trekking permits accommodation in twin sharing local basis lodges or best available places for accommodations, trek leader and porters-salary, insurance, food, accommodations and other allowances included in trekking arrangements.
  • Basic first aid, Trek bag kit carried by your leader.
  • None of the single supplement is required in Kathmandu or in the mountain.
  • Arrival Airport Pick and departure Drop.
  • Food (Kathmandu) - lunch and dinner, International flights from your home to home.
  • Airport Taxes, car, taxi or van, Visa fees.
  • Medical examination (if required) and vaccination costs.
  • Own Expenditure(Personal) , .all bar bills, laundry, telephone calls, hot shower in the mountain, mineral water, sweet deserts, we recommend bringing .water purifier and neutralizer tabulates to reduce your cost of traveling and to become responsible traveler.
  • Drinks or meals except 3 meals or not specified in the itinerary, Personal clothing and equipment, Travel insurance, Optional trips. Tipping in general for trek crew (driver, Trek leader and porter-tipping is not mandatory but expected). Charges sustained as a result of delays beyond Nepal Nomad's control. Anything not specified in the Cost Includes Section.

DEPARTURE DATES & PRICE

Trip DatesAvailabilityPrice  
21 Feb, 2020 - 05 Mar, 2020GuaranteedUS$2200
27 Feb, 2020 - 11 Mar, 2020GuaranteedUS$2200
29 Feb, 2020 - 13 Mar, 2020GuaranteedUS$2200

USEFUL INFORMATION

Experience Required:

A good level of fitness and experience of mountain walking is required for the Langtang Ganja La Pass Trekking. These tend to be longer treks with some more difficult days, some of which may involve walking at increased altitudes and more difficult terrain. Occasionally, there may be a longer day when negotiating the more challenging sections such as a mountain pass or viewing peak.

Pre-Trip Meeting:

Prior to set off to Langtang Ganja La Pass Trekking, we host a Pre-Trip meeting here in Kathmandu office on the 2nd day of your itinerary which starts in the evening during the dinner and introduce your trek Leader. It is an opportunity for individuals to ask questions about your Langtang Ganja La Pass Trekkingas well as introduce yourself to one another.

Equipment Check List:

The specified basic equipment’s check lists should help you with your packing. Remember to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. At the start of the trek your packed trek bag should not weigh more than 20 kg.

Head:-

For the head protection: Sun hat or scarf - Light balaclava or warm fleece hat - Sunglasses with UV protection.

Lower Body: -

Under Garments - Hiking shorts - Lightweight cotton long pants - Light weight hiking thermal bottoms - Fleece or wool pants – Waterproof trekking trousers -

Feet: - lightweight thin inner socks - Thick, warm wool hiking socks - Hiking boots with spare laces - Camp shoes – Gaiters (optional)

Upper Body:-

As for the upper body’s shirts – Hiking and light weight thermal tops - Fleece jacket or pullover - Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional) - Waterproof shell jacket - Down vest and/or jacket - Base layer shirts - Warm jacket (down)*

Hands: - gloves that are Lightweight - Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer.

Accessories:-

Sleeping bag (comfort rated –10ºC)*- Sleeping bag liner - Head torch with spare bulbs and batteries - Small pad or combination.

Trekking Bags: - Large bag for keeping items dry inside trek bag, Daypack 250 to 30litres. - Thermarest sleeping pad - Water bottles - Water purification tablets.

Basic First Aid Kit: - Antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), altitude (Diamox), painkillers, plasters and blister treatment, insect repellent, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite). Glucose tablets and multi-vitamin tablets are also a good idea.

Toiletries:- 1 medium sized quick drying towel - Tooth brush/paste - Multipurpose soap - Deodorants - Nail clippers - Face and body moisturizer - Feminine products - Small mirror - Wet wipes - toilet roll/Tissue Extras - Antibacterial hand wash

Luxuries - Binoculars - Reading book - Trip Map/Guide book - Trekking poles – Camera - Repair kit: needle, thread, duct tape.

A typical day:

At 6.30 am your Sherpa knocks on your door with a cup of good morning tea. Time for the Breakfast, tight up your bag pack and head off for today's trekking hiking for the next three to four hours then at pleasant spot we shall stop for an hour along the way for a well-prepared hot lunch. Later, a walk another three hours or so before you stop for the overnight. The evening can be spent reading or chatting with your fellow hikers or trekking crew about the trip of the day. An asset can be pack of games to these nights; your trekking crew love teaching various Nepali card games and learning new Western games. Eventually, it's time to bed for a well-deserved night.

Accommodation:

While at the Langtang Ganja La Pass Trekking, lodging options are limited so please do not expect the Ritz! Nepal Nomad utilizes simplistic family run lodges, with a large sociable central dining area and a cozy chimney burning fire. Lodges are on a twin share basis and we recommend you use your own sleeping bag. Accommodations in the Langtang Ganja La Pass Trekkingtend to have shared bathroom facilities and you may not always have access to a shower. Regardless of the lack of facilities, these lodges certainly have a rustic charm, most are blessed with spectacular views and being family run operations, they offer a great insight into the daily life of the Mountain people.

Insurance:

Nepal Nomad's booking terms & conditions of joining Langtang Ganja La Pass Trekkingincludes that you must be fully insured with medical, emergency rescue evacuations including trip cancellation insurance which should cover over 3000m to 6000m.

Altitude Sickness:

Itinerary of the Langtang Ganja La Pass Trekkingis designed to ensure that there is plenty of times for adequate occurs as a result of acclimatization and cases of mountain sickness are rare. The common Symptoms are headaches, nausea, irregular breathing, insomnia and the swelling of fingers and glands. Medical Treatment is to descend to a lower altitude as quickly as possible which normally results in rapid improvement and recovery.

Meals:

On Langtang Ganja La Pass Trekking, three meals on full board basis will be provided (Nepali, Sherpa, and Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Chinese and Indian cousins). Every day dinner and breakfast will be placed and taken in the same lodge you spend over night but Lunch will be taken on your way to next village. Farewell dinner, breakfast and reception will be provided in Kathmandu.