Langtang Ganjala Pass Trek situated in the Langtang region, north of Kathmandu, the Ganja La pass is well-known for its remarkable landscapes as well as the cultural diversity present in the region with villages of primarily Tamangs and Sherpas. This is a short trek but ascending the Ganja La Pass is a very serious task that requires professional equipment and expert assistance.
Trekkers must be well equipped with all the necessary medical and other supplies since there are no aid facilities for approximately three or four days during the trek. Also, during the crossing of the pass the use of technical climbing equipment is a must, therefore it is essential for trekkers to have previous experience with such tools and should be prepared to help less well-equipped porter staff. The trail goes through a small valley after which we find ourselves through a glaciated pass where the use of crampons, ice axes, ropes, and might be needed.
This is a short but a physically challenging endeavor, but the reward is worthy of all the hard work. Those who choose to venture into this somewhat unexplored territory of the Himalayas will be rewarded with scenic views that are otherworldly. We will provide you with all the information and guidance you need to begin preparing for this extraordinary journey.
3 Hours Before Flight Time
Langtang ganja la pass trekking is starting with an exciting and interesting long drive from Kathmandu heading north towards central Himalaya region at Langtang and Rasuwa district to Syabrubesi village, where our adventure leads to Langtang Valley at Kyanjin Gompa with eye-catching views of snow-clad peaks that surrounds you.
Our adventure journey continues heading away from mainstream trekking trail to remote and isolated areas at Langtang Ganja-la pass trail with ever present views of mountains, after crossing the highest point of the adventure over 5,122 m high at Ganja-la top, then heading downhill to fascinating areas of Helambu at Tarkeghyang village, home of Hyalmo ethnic tribe similar to Sherpa and Tamang people culture and Buddhist religions. After enjoying an awesome time with tough and enjoyable walk around Langtang and Helambu via scenic Langtang Ganja-la pass trekking, then this remarkable and memorable adventure ends with a drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
On reaching at Kathmandu international airport received by our staff and guide with warm welcome then transfer to your hotel in centre of Kathmandu city, after getting refreshed in your rooms join for group briefing regarding your stay in Nepal, where guides will provide information on the trek-local lodge-hotels-culture and other necessary information related to this marvellous Langtang and Ganja-la pass adventure and trekking.
In Kathmandu, a free day preparation for Langtang and Ganja-la Adventure with optional sightseeing around Kathmandu, as Kathmandu city and the valley steeped with many world heritage sites and important monuments with religious-historical sites.
The morning after early breakfast transfer for a long drive of near 6 hours of the exciting ride to reach high hills of Langtang Himal, located North of Kathmandu and nearest mountain destination.
Where drive leads on winding uphill past many farm villages and towns to reach at the cooler alpine country in the shade of Langtang Himal at Dhunche, a large town and headquarter district of Rasuwa and home of Tamang hill tribes, where Langtang National Park starts and ends.
From here on winding and bending road to reach at farm villages of Syabrubesi for overnight stop and end of the drive where next morning walks starts for week duration.
The walk begins from Syabrubesi village leading to cross a bridge over Langtang River, and then uphill into farm areas entering a green dense forest to reach our second overnight of the journey at Lama Hotel, a nice spot within a forest clearing.
From Lama Hotel morning walk follows the river upstream within deeply forested areas and in a gorge, a route leads to the much cooler area past Ghode-Tabla to reach at Langtang village for overnight stop surrounded by tree lines and views of Langtang Lirung peaks towards north above high rocky cliff wall.
Today a short walk to reach at Kyanjin our final major destination of the journey, morning starts with a short steep climb to reach a ridge after leaving forested area, where trail leads into a wide scenic Langtang valley enclosed with an array of peaks as our morning walk reaches a nice settlement at Kyanjin for few overnight stops.
A free day to enjoy a scenic hike on top Kyanjin Ri or Tsego-Ri where altitude reaches above 4,773 m to 4,984 m high, which will be the highest spot of the adventure facing views of whole Langtang Himal range with some peaks within Tibet across the border beyond Langtang mountains.
Morning walk facing excellent views of surrounding peaks, where route leaves behind Kyanjin towards Ganja-la base within absolute wilderness as walk leads to adventure crossing Langtang River, and then steep climb into rhododendron and birch tree-lines to reach an icy path within a flat level ground to camp at Ganja La Phedi (bottom) for overnight camping.
Starting early morning before break of dawn depending upon fine weather, trek and climb over Ganja La pass of strenuous and challenging climb leads to cross over the pass, which might be covered in snow most of season nearly year-round, where sunlight hardly touches on this hidden place blocked by Nayakanga peak.
Around this area where few trekkers and adventurer seldom use this route as climb continues with vigorous long ridge on icy path past several small ponds to reach on top Ganja la pass, after a tough struggle stand on top rewards you with superb views of surrounding snow-capped mountains and deep valleys, enjoining fantastic scenery, then with long descend to reach our overnight camp at a small place called as Keldang Kharka around grazing are
Morning walk leads within Helambu region, here onwards considered as part of Langtang and Jugal Himal range where Helambu located, soon after breakfast day starts with downhill following a ridge line, a moderate walk with some ups and downs to reach a small settlement for an overnight camp at Dukpu.
After an adventure within complete wilderness, as morning walk on leaving Dukpu takes you at charming villages of Helambu in Tarke Gyang, starts with gentle downhill and then up to a small pass at 4,100 m and 13,451 ft a vantage spot for outstanding views of Ganesh, Langtang and Jugal Himal mountain range extends towards Everest range in the far east direction.
A spare and rest day as a contingency in this nice village, while crossing over Ganja-la if encountering difficulty (in snow condition) due to unfavourable weather conditions. If all goes well as planned according to our itinerary days, using this rest day to explore around this lovely village and surrounding areas.
From here route follows downhill into forest losing altitude every hour and then walking through beautiful landscapes, enjoying views as walk continues encounters several Buddhist monuments called chhorten, to reach at Gangyul a small village, overlooking views of rolling hills to reach at Sermathang for overnight stop, another nice village of Hyalmo people the main tribe of Helambu area, with time to visit its old monastery.
After a wonderful time around high mountains where walks concludes with interesting drive to Kathmandu, as morning walk starts with easy descend heading into warmer farm areas towards flat land till reaching a huge Stupa and statue of Guru Rinpoche (Guru Padmasambhava one of the main Guru of Nina pa sect of Buddhism) then slowly descend through pine forest to the village of Kakani. The trail from here continues with a downhill walk till it reaches Dubichaur and further descending to reach a suspension bridge over Melamchipul Khola, on arrival at Melamchipul where trek ends.
From here drive to Kathmandu, on reaching Kathmandu transfer back to your respective hotels after a great wonderful time on high hills of Langtang Himalaya with Ganja-la pass adventure.
Last day in the country of Himalayan wonders, after an amazing experience and wonderful memories of Langtang and Ganja-La Pass Adventure, then depart from the hotel as per your flight time our staff transfers you to Kathmandu international airport for your homeward flight or to next respective countries.