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Ganja La Pass Trek
15 Days

  Accomodation : Best Tea House
 Duration : 15  Days
 Grading : Moderate
 Max Altitude : 5100
 Activity : Hiking and Camping
 Starts at : Kathmandu
 End at : Kathmandu
 Best Season : Oct-Nov-Dec-Mar-Apr-May

Overview

Ganja-La Pass trek is one of the most adventurous and challenging treks in the rugged wilderness of the Langtang region in Nepal. This amazing Ganja-La Pass trek will allow you to experience the entire wilderness adventurous and thrilling experience. Another major attraction of this trek is Tserko Ri, at the summit of 5000meters, where we can have magnificent views of the Langtang Himalaya Ranges and other associated peaks. Langtang region is famous for wonderful Gosaikunda Lakes and other small unexplored Lakes. The trekking trail of Ganja-La Pass is fused with the multi-color rhododendron flowers, green forest of bamboo, pine, and many more, majestic waterfalls, beautiful landscapes and alluring snow-capped Himalayas in the backdrop. Encountering with the folk and get involved with their unique cultures and traditions is another attraction of this amazing trek in Nepal. In this region, you will get plenty of tea houses in different places throughout your trekking trail, where you will also get chances to encounter the people and exchange experience with them. You will be amazed to listen to them and experience their hospitality is really amazing. They will warmly welcome you and greets you as you were the family member.

Know the route of Ganjala Pass Trek in the Langtang Region!

After exploration of the open museum of arts, cultures, architecture, statue, stupas and many more of Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, our journey begins forward to Syabrubesi from where we will begin our official trekking. The trekking trail follows the classic Langtang Valley and reaches to the one of the famous Kyanjin Gompa through following the Lama Hotel, Ghoda Tabela village. These amazing village will offer us their a rich cultural and traditional performance during our accommodations. Although Langtang is regarded as a less trekking trail due to its toughness, some basic knowledge about mountaineering and climbing will definitely ensure the successful accomplishment of Ganja-La Pass trekking in Nepal. This fascinating Ganja-La Pass trek is filled with the Tibetan styles several Tamang villages, breathtaking glaciers of Langtang Lirung (7,246m), Langshisha Ri (6370m), Kimshung(6781m), high alpine pasture, spectacular close-up views of the stunning mountains including Ganesh Himal, Dorje Lakpa, Yala Peak, Gaurishankar, Naya Kanga and many more stunning peaks. You will accommodate the famous Kyanjin Gompa and then reach to Ganjala Pass the next day. As you reach the Ganja-La Pass, you will enjoy the stunning views of the whole Langtang range and other stunning mountains. After exploration, you will return back to Kathmandu by following the different routes.

The best seasons to explore the Ganja-La Pass Trek!

Autumn (mid-Sept to Nov) and Spring (March to May) are the best seasons for the Ganja-La Pass trek in the Langtang region of Nepal. In these seasons, the weather is sunny and warm, where you can have clear and outstanding views of the Himalayas and surrounding. However, in the evening and the nights you may feel a little cold.

 

Note: 
* If you have any questions regarding the Itinerary Price and Date please don't hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to organize a customized trip based on your own itinerary and budget.

*  We can Modifier given Itinerary,s  according to the weather condition and client,s physical condition in  the Himalaya 

TRIP HIGHTLIGHTS

  • Wildlife such as Red Panda, Snow leopard, Musk Deer, Black Bear, Tahr, Ghoral and common langur etc.
  • Yak Cheese factories, Religious monasteries. shrines, Yolmo Culture, diverse flora, and fauna.
  • Magically beautiful Himalayan Panorama, ancient old and impressive Buddhist monuments.
  • Isolated pristine classic Langtang valley inhabited by warm and welcoming Tamang people.
  • Adventurous and personal changing Ganjala Pass that is 5122m high from sea level.
  • Wildlife such as Red Panda, Snow leopard, Musk Deer, Black Bear, Tahr, Ghoral and common langur etc.
  • Yak Cheese factories, Religious monasteries. shrines, Yolmo Culture, diverse flora, and fauna.
  • Magically beautiful Himalayan Panorama, ancient old and impressive Buddhist monuments.
  • Isolated pristine classic Langtang valley inhabited by warm and welcoming Tamang people.
  • Adventurous and personal changing Ganjala Pass that is 5122m high from sea level.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)


 

As you arrive at Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International airport, one of our office representatives will welcome you and drop you to your hotel. After hotel check-in, you will be provided a welcome drink and left you for the rest. After some rest, we will introduce you to your trekking guide and our team members. In the evening, you can stroll around the vibrant Thamel Bazaar and make place familiar. if you wish, you can do shopping too. One of our office representatives will help you to do the shopping. You can also enjoy welcome dinner hosted by our team with the typical Nepali cultural program. After having dinner, you will stay overnight at the hotel.

Note: Welcome dinner is optional, if you don’t prefer, you can alter it.
Included meals: Dinner


Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing & Preparation for the Trek


In this day, we will have morning breakfast and visit World UNESCO Heritage Sites with professional trekking guide. You will explore the major Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Swyambhunath Temple, and Boudhanath Stupa. After exploration of these amazing heritage of Kathmandu, you will be taken back to the hotel, where you can take some rest. In the evening, one of our representatives will provide you short orientation class about the further trek to Ganjala Pass. Today, you can also prepare for the next day trek by putting all the essential equipment’s that may be needed in the trekking. Have dinner and stay overnight in the same hotel.

Note: Due to the time limitation, we will be unable to explore Bhaktapur, Patan, and Kirtipur in Kathmandu. 
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and dinner


Day 3: Drive to Syabrubesi (1,550m/5,100ft): 145 km/ 7 hrs


 

After having morning breakfast, we will begin our legendary journey to Ganjala Pass trek in Nepal. We will take a private vehicle and drive out along the north-western hills of Kathmandu. During this driving journey, we will enjoy the Himalayan views with the greenery of the vegetations and amazing Trishuli River that occur on the way. It will be an amazing journey to witness the mountainous lifestyle through the terraced fields and rustic villages. As you reach to the Trishuli Bazaar, you will wait for some time and have lunch over there. Then again continue driving until you arrive at Syabrubesi by following Dhunche. As you reach the Syabrubesi, you will explore the village and encounter with the local people. Have dinner and stay overnight in the guesthouse at Syabrubesi.

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner


Day 4: Trek to Lama Hotel (2,380m/7,830ft): 6 Hrs


 

As morning rises, we will have morning breakfast and continue the official trek from Syabrubesi. We will continue to trek by following the beautiful Langtang Khola (River). The further trek will follow the dense forests of rhododendron, alpine, bamboo and many more. We will also cross several suspension bridges on the way and pass several villages and tea house on the way. Around 6 hours trek will be several up and down and eventually reach to Lama Hotel. As we reach to Lama Hotel, we will have dinner and stay overnight in the hotel.


Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner


Day 5: Trek to Mundu (3543m/11,621ft) via Langtang village (3,430m/11,253ft): 6-7 hrs


 

In this day, after having morning breakfast, we will begin our trek towards Munda, which is situated at the altitude of 3543 meters. We will trek along the dense forest following a steady climb up through the valley, we leave the tree line behind us. As we trek ahead, we can enjoy the excellent views of Langtang Lirung. The further trek will take us to the Langtang Village, where we can get chances to observe village closely and encounter with their local people and their unique cultures and traditions. After exploration Langtang village, you will again star trekking ahead and reach to Mundu. Have dinner and stay overnight in the Mundu.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner


Day 6: Trek to Kyangjin Gompa (3,870m/12,697ft): 3 hrs. Explore the area.


 

After having morning breakfast, we will start our journey to Kyangjin Gompa, a principal monastery of the region. You will pass by beautiful water mills, prayer wheels, Chortens, with sacred mounds of rocks with inscriptions carved on them on the way. As we climb further, we will get chances to explore the largest Mani wall in Nepal, made from stone with prayers written on them. After exploration, we will continue to trek ahead and again get chances to explore the Buddhist shrine on the way and finally arrive at Kyangin Gompa. As you reach there, you can explore the amazing surrounding with the astonishing views of the mountains. Have dinner and stay overnight in the Guesthouse.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner


Day 7: Trek to Ganja La Phedi (4300m/14,104 ft): 5-6 hr


 

In this day, after having morning breakfast, you will continue trek ahead by following the diverse flora and fauna. Along the beautiful green forest, we will trek around the 5 to 6 hours crossing the white snow-strewn path and finally reach to the Ganja La Phedi. As we reach to the Ganjala Phedi, we will explore the Phedi and encounter with the local of the Phedi. Have dinner and stay overnight in the Phedi.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner


Day 8: Cross the Ganja La pass (5122m/16,800 ft) Trek to Keldang (4250m/13,940ft): 6/7 hr


In this day after having morning breakfast, we will start our trekking towards Keldang, which is situated at the elevation of 4250 meters. As we continue to trek through crossing the Ganja La pass, at the height of 5122 meters and ascend through following snow valley, the boulders, pass the small lakes and submit the Ganja La which situated on a rocky moraine. As you reach Ganja La Pass, you can enjoy the spectacular views of the Himalayas from the pass. The further climb up and then down through the pass by following the snowy and Icey trail. From the pass, we will descend down to Keldang after 6 to 7 hours trek. Have dinner and stay overnight in the Keldang.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner


Day 9: Trek to Yak Kharka (4000m/13,120ft): 5/6 hr


 

Have early morning breakfast and continue trek by following the beautiful forests, ridges, and grasslands on the way. The further trek will take us to the Yak Kharka, which is situated at the elevation of the 4,000 meters. Have dinner and stay overnight at Yak Kharka.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner


Day 10: Trek to Yak Kharka (4000m/13,120ft): 5/6 hr


 

Have early morning breakfast and continue trek by following the beautiful forests, ridges, and grasslands on the way. The further trek will take us to the Yak Kharka, which is situated at the elevation of the 4,000 meters. Have dinner and stay overnight at Yak Kharka.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner


Day 11: Trek to Tarke Gyang (2,590m/8,497ft): 5/6 hrs


 

After having early morning breakfast, we will continue trek ahead to Tarke Gyang, which is situated at the elevation of the 2,590 meters. As we trek forward, we will continue to descend trek around 5 to 6 hours and finally arrive at Tarke Gyang by the following vegetation on the way. Have dinner and stay overnight in the guest house of Tarke Gyang.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner


Day 12: Trek to Sermathang (2,610m/8,563ft): 3/4 hr


 

After morning breakfast, we will continue trek by following Tarke Gyang village and cross small forest with the view of the beautiful village of Helambu region. The further trek will onward by following the wide valley of Parachin and the pretty Sherpa village of Gangyul. During your trek ahead, you can witness local people of this village practice Drukpa Kagyu Buddhism. The further trek will take you to the Sermathang, which is situated at the elevation of the 2,610 meters. Have dinner and stay overnight in the guest house of Sermathang.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner


Day 13: Trek to Malemchi Puul Bazaar: Drive to Kathmandu: 3/4 hrs trek/ 2 hr drive


 

In this day, after having morning breakfast, we will trek around 3 to 4 hours and reach to Malemchi Puul Bazaar and again we will make a drive back to Kathmandu by following the several villages, thin shops, greenery thin forest with splendid views of hills, mountains, and terraces. Around 2-hour drive will take us to the Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. As you reach your hotel, there will be hotel check-in and you can take some rest over there. Have dinner and stay overnight in the same hotel.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner


Day 14: Rest Day at Kathmandu


 

After morning breakfast, you can do a whole day rest at Kathmandu. If you wish, you can stroll around Thamel bazaar and do some shopping. One of our representative's will helps you to do some shopping that you prefer. In the evening, you can enjoy the farewell dinner host by our office. You can also enjoy witnessing typical Nepali cultural program. After farewell dinner, you will stay overnight in the same hotel.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner


Day 15: Final Departure


 

After having morning breakfast, one of our office representatives will help you to find your flight. He/She will take you to the airport before 3 hours of your scheduled flight. We will wish you to have a safe flight and hopes that we will once meet in this wonderful country of Nepal.

Included meals: Breakfast


Inclusions

  • Airport - hotel -airport pickup and drop by private vehicle in Kathmandu.
  • Nights’ hotel in Kathmandu on BB Plan as per category.
  • Meals on full board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during trekking period.
  • Best available accommodations during the trek in Teahous
  • An experienced Government license holder guide.
  • Trekking porter /Sherpa to carry your bags during the trekking 2:1, max 20 KG baggage/porter.
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment's, transportation, local tax for Guide and porters.
  • All necessary paper works and Langtang conservation entry permits (ACAP fees).
  • TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System).
  • All government taxes and our service charges.
  • Farewell Dinner before departure.

Exclusions

  • International flight tickets
  • Nepal visa fees
  • lunch diner in Kathmandu
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal expenses like drinks tips and shopping
  • Trekking and travels insurance

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