Ganja la pass is one of the difficult Himalayan pass with a high of 5132 m. In this trek trekkers can enjoy Buddhist culture and tradition. Beautiful Himalayan sightseeing as well as beautiful Buddhist monastery can be seen on the way.
The route from Kyanjin Gompa in Langtang to Tarke Gyang in Helambu crossing 5106m begins Ganja La Pass trekking. Crossing the Langtang Khola below KyanjinGompa, the trail makes a steep climb along the ridge on the south side of the valley through a forest of rhododendron and juniper. Ganja La trail continues south, following streams and moraines and climbing steeply towards the pass. The views to the north from the pass, of Langtang Lirung and the snow peaks in Tibet, including Shisha Pangma at 8013m, are outstanding.
Sherpa and Tamang races have their homes. The trekkers come in contact with temperate forests and alpine pastures, glaciers lakes and snowy peaks, which sometimes give the feeling of heaven.
Fact of the Trips:
Ganja La Pass Trekking
Min.1 to Max 18 persons in a group
September to late December and February to late June.
Kathmandu arrival (1300m) Welcome to Kathmandu, the capital. You will meet our company representative on your arrival and transferred to your hotel, here you will be formally introduced to your Guide and the activities to be enjoyed over the next few days. We will also ask for your passport photographs and any other details required for your trek permits, at this stage.
After breakfast, you start an interesting tour around Kathmandu. We will arrange a guide of your chosen language to give you a tour and introduction to our rich culture amongst our ancient and fascinating history and religion. In our sightseeing tour you go to Monkey temple Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath and Kathmandu Durbar square.
Kathmandu –Dhunche (1966m)7-8 hrs drive Travelling through Trishuli (Nuwakot) today the journey length will depend on the season and the number of landslides caused by heavy rains. The views on the way are very pretty.
Dhunche to Syabru Gaun (2581m)5 and half hrs drivehrs drive
Trek from Dhunche to Syabru Gaon (2581m.). Trek to Syabru Gaon (6950ft, 2120m). The trek today is very leisurely through forests and terraced hill slopes. As you enter Syabru, you descend to the ridgeline that separates the Langtang Khola from the Trisuli River. Syabru is a beautiful village stretched out along the ridgeline. You will continue through the village to your campsite about fifteen minutes beyond on the slopes below the village. The sunset is spectacular, brilliantly backlighting the houses perched on the ridgeline above. From here you can enjoy spectacular view of Lantang Lirung (7245m.), Tibetan Himal ranges and so on.
Syabru Gaun to Lama Hotel(2470m) 5hrs trek
Trek from Syabru Gaon to Lama Hotel (2470m.) and it takes about five hours. The trail descends along the ridge on Syabru's main street and then drop to the Ghopche Khola (2050 m.) and again descends to the Landslide (1810m.). Afterwards, you trek ascends gently to Rimche (2400m.) through Bamboo (1960m.) and at the end your trail is level to the Lama Hotel. En route you could see red pandas, monkey and bear if you are lucky. There are few lodges and shops which provides the trekker supplies
Lama Hotel To Langtang Village (3430m) 5hrs trek
Your gentle climb to begin with soon steepens high above the river to Ghora Tabela. (2970m). You will soon find yourself in open country with scattered Tamang settlements. You will have climbed nearly 100m today relatively steadily. The village here is home to some yak herds and cheese factories, worth exploring if you have the energy.
Langtang Village To Kyanjing (3870m) 4hrs trek
You will climb to the ridge this morning marked with a big chorten and some Mani walls, from here you will have views of Kyanjing Gompa and the icefall from Langtang Lirung surrounded by snowy mountains. You will be walking for around 3 hours today so time to explore the area this afternoon.
Rest Day at Kyangjin Gompa
Rest day at Kyangjin Gompa and excursion in and around. This is day to rest and explore the area. You can visit the monastery and the cheese factory, walk up the moraine to see the spectacular ice faces and tumbling glaciers of Langtang Lirung or ascend Kyangjin Ri [4350m], directly behind the village, for a breath-taking panorama of the Langtang peaks.
Kyanjing Gompa to Tserko Ri –Kyanjing (5,033m) 4hrs trek Trek and climb upto Tserko Ri (5033m.) which takes about 5 hours to see the outstanding views of surrounding peaks and back to Kyangin Gompa.
Kyanjing Gompa to Negang(4000m) 5hrs Trek Trek Kyanjing Gompa to Ngegang(4000m). There you can not see any villages. The trail goes on ascending and area is covered with few natural vegetation. Since there are not available any lodge, you need to camp
Ngegang to Keldang(5106m) 5hrs trek Trek Ngegang to Keldang (5106m.) via Ganja La (5100m.) This day is comparatively strenuous as you need to cross the Ganja la pass. On the Ganja la pass, you can find it covered with snowy ice most of the times through out the year. You need to camp.
Keldang To Dukpu(4080m)5 and half hrs trek Trek Keldang to Dukpu(4080m.) Your camping site will be inside the forest. This day will be long day walking along ridge, grassland, very silent, amazing views of Mountains
Dukpu to Tarkegyang(2740m) Trek Dukpu to Tarkeghyang( 2740m.) Trail descends about 200mtrs, climb the 4100m pass. Views from Pass are spectacular to the Annapurna Region and Mt. Everest region too. From pass trail descends through pine forest, rhododendron forest past tiny herder's settlement to Tarkeghyang. You can visit one of the oldest Buddhist monastery and Sherpa villages. These villages are well settled where friendly and cheerful natured people inhabit.
Tarkeghyang to Shermanthang(2621m)4 hrs trek
A 4 hour walk today and you will find the trail is relatively easy following flat ground and through beautiful forests. Shermanthang is another pretty village with ancient monasteries, from the northern end of the village you will see views of Jugal Himal.
Shermanthang to Melamchi Pul (846m) 2hrs trek
You drop 1730m today over 2 hours, passing many chortens and meadows. Eventually you will reach Kakani, the last Sherpa village. You are now entering the lowlands where Brahmin and Cheetri are the dominant tribes. The trail descends from here to Melamchi Pul.
Melamchi pul to Kathmandu Your journey today is for six hours long . You will be taken to your hotel on arrival in Kathmandu
Kathmandu free day of your own.
Enjoy a day exploring some of the quieter streets of Kathmandu, stocking up on souvenirs and presents for those back home.
You will be taken to the airport in good time to meet your flight home.
Note:You can only book trekking trip without kathmandu valley
sightseeing and hotel.
Cost: Please kindly write us
Airport picks up & Droop.
All food (Break fast, Lunch, Dinner & Two times tea biscuit)
Hot drinks. (Tea, coffee, hot milk, hot chocolate).
Four nights Hotel with break fast in Kathmandu.
Sight seeing in Kathmandu valley.
All temples Entry Permit in kathamndu.
All food, drinks, accommodation, salary, Insurance, Medical, Equipments, all camping gear, transport etc for Nepalese staff.
Bar bills (alcoholic drinks, mineral water,), cigarettes, clientâ€™s personal insurance, and any kind of unforeseen & personal expenses
Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu..
Note: Departure schedule can be
changed on any unavoidable conditions like weather hazards,
trail slides, and avalanches.