Langtang Ganja La Pass trekking is one of the ideal trekking paths in Langtang trekking region. You will be exploring Tamang Villages, Tibetan villages accompanied by rhododendron, bamboo forests, magnificent waterfalls, scenic peak views of the Langtang, Ganesh Himal, Yala peak, Gaurishankar, Dorje Lakpa, Naya Kanga, including the Annapurna mountain range.
Langtang Ganja La Pass offers an adventurous experience. Especially during the Spring season, you will witness the forest with radiantly blooming rhododendrons. In order to reach Helambu valley from Langtang, passing through the Ganja-La pass (5122m.), you triumph over a challenging part of the trek. Trekking across the Ganja la pass trekking entails the technical mountaineering equipment and trekkers ought to be capable in using equipment. You will be staying at a guest house or setting up a tent to spend nights during the trek.
The 17 days Langtang Ganja La pass trek starts from Syabrubesi, which is connected with Kathmandu by 120km road. You pass through the Kyanjin Gompa, the highlight of the trek. You will also come across some striking rice terraces, wonderful Buddhist monasteries, the villages of Tarke Gyang and Sermathang before returning back to Kathmandu.
Visit Nepal Tibet Trek and Tours offers you an opportunity to trek to the challenging Ganja La Pass which ultimately rewards you with unforgettable experience. You can trust Nepal Tibet Tours and Treks as we do not compromise on your safety and comfortability. Make sure to talk to your representative at Nepal Tibet Tours and Treks about this incredible trip. Our experienced and qualified guides will assist you on your excellent adventure.
The following program can be tailor made as per your request. We can adjust the program as per your time and interest. Activities such as Rafting, visit to Chitwan National Park, Paragliding in Pokhara, Jeep flyer, Mountain flight in Kathmandu, etc can be customised in your trip. We can use the morning 8 am flight to Pokhara, which only takes 30 minutes and we can make a short trip to Pokhara after the Langtang Trekking. Please do not hesitate to write to us about your interests and concerns; we will make the itinerary to fit your needs.
Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by our representative at the airport and then s/he will usher you to the hotel. You will be briefly described about your tour and checked into the Hotel. You will have the rest of the day to yourself and overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast, it will be a drive of 6-7 hours from Kathmandu to reach Syabrubesi. All the way through the Bhotekoshi River bank, you will see a number of villages and striking ranges of mountains. While passing along the road at the bank of Trishuli River, you get the amazing view of Ganesh Himal and the lush hills. You will stay the night at a lodge in Syabrubesi.
Today, you officially start your trek to the Langtang Valley. On your way, you pass through the Syabrubesi main road and reach the suspension bridge above the Bhote Koshi which lies to the north of the intersection with Langtang Khola. As you ascend the track, you come across another steel suspension bridge (2000 m.) above the Langrang Khola. The path further leads to the north shore of the Langtang Khola along with the stunning vistas of waterfalls. You then arrive at Changtang commonly known as Lama Hotel where you will stay the night.
Ater breakfast, today you trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang (3430m.). Walk for about 2 hours and you reach Ghora Tabela, a small town with trekker’s lodge, shops and a police checkpoint. You pass through the Tamang Villages where you can see prayer flags and prayer wheels. Also, you will be enthralled by the stunning views of the Langtang range. A total of 5-6 hours of trekking and you will arrive at Langtang Village, the headquarter of Langtang National Park. You will rest the night at Trekkers Lodge.
Today, your route gradually moves ahead through the yak rich meadows and long-established villages of Muna to Singdun. You come across a wooden beam bridge and arrive at a wide valley after ascending a moraine. Finally, climbing along the peak passes, you reach Kyanjin Gompa where you will find a small monastery and a government-operated cheese factory. Lodge in Kyanjin will be your accommodation for tonight.
From Kyanjin, you trek back to Lama Hotel, walking along the same route following the Langtang Khola to Langtang village and then to Ghora Tabela. After having your lunch, you continue your descent to Lama Hotel.
Departing from Lama Hotel, you trek for 5 hours to reach Ngegang. On the way, you will come across different rivers. There will be ascending and descending trails and the striking view of huge Himalayas will accompany you throughout the trek. You will stay the night camping in Ngegang.
Today, you set off from Ngegang to Ganja La pass which is quite challenging. You initially follow the river and go on above rocks and snow. You move up on a vertical and snowy rise to reach the Ganja La Pass. The pass bestows a striking scene of the Langtang Lirung and the snowy peaks of the Tibetan border as well as Shisha Pangma (8013m.). Overnight in Ganja La Pass.
Today, your trail moves down a long ridge after you leave Ganja La Pass. You come across several ascents and descends before declining down to the valley. Then, following the edge line and passing small settlement areas, you will arrive at Dukpu where you will stay the night.
Today, you depart from Dukpu; your route leads to a pass. The pass offers an eye-catching view of the majestic Himalayas. You trek through rhododendron and pine forests, and then you move down to Gekye Gompa. Eventually, the trail proceeds to descend and come to the big Sherpa village of Tarke Gyang. You will stay the night in a lodge there.
After breakfast today, you begin your 4 hours trek to Sermathang (2621m.). You walk your way through Sherpa village, Gangyul (2520m.) and thick forests, going across a number of streams, before arriving at Chumik. You trek from there to reach your destination for the day; Sermanthang. You have your lunch and stay overnight at a lodge in Sermathang.
Today, you descend from Sermathang and the path reaches the village of Nigale and Gyalsha and proceeds to Raithani Gyang (2290m.). Going further down through the pine forest, you enter the large village of Dubha Chaur. Ultimately, you reach Melamchi Pul Bazaar which is your destination for the day.
Today, you take a 4 hours bus ride back to Kathmandu. You will stay the night at the hotel in Kathmandu.
Today, you have the day assigned to yourself in Kathmandu. You can go shopping or stroll around some popular attractions. Kathmandu has a number of beautiful and interesting historic places which will amaze you.
Today is the last day of your stay in Nepal. Our airport representative will transfer you to the Airport. We, Nepal Tibet Tours & Treks, wish you a safe journey back home.
Note: This itinerary can be customized as per situation.
Certain basic trekking equipment are essential on all the routes that we have described in this site. Depending on the area and season, we will provide you with a comprehensive list of necessities. Here is the list of some recommended equipment required for trekking in Nepal.
Lightweight walking boots; If it is brand new, “walk them in” to avoid blisters. Also bring spare laces.
2. Track shoes
A pair of track shoes; To wear in the camp or when the boot is wet.
A warm jacket; Fibre fills or down should be adequate. This is essential during winter from December to February. A rainproof jacket with hood or a poncho. Get the one that is guaranteed waterproof.
4. Shirt and Sweaters
Woollen shirts and thick sweaters; these are essential during the winter season (December to February). Thick sweaters can be purchased in Kathmandu. A lightweight long sleeved t-shirt is suitable for avoiding sunburn.
A pair of trousers; Jeans are not suitable to wear on treks. Cheap, loose, cotton pants are available in Kathmandu. Heavyweight trousers are useful higher up in the mountains in the morning and at night. Windproof or waterproof trousers are required on all treks going above 10.0 ft.
A tracksuit is comfortable to wear in camp and in the tent. You want to add at least two pairs of loose fitting long shorts or skirts.
Thermal underwear is the best for sleeping during the winter.
8. Sun Hat, SunCream/Block & Lip Salve
Choose a high factor sun cream (Factor 20 or stronger) to protect your skin against the sun at high altitude. A combination sunblock/lip salve is ideal for facial protection. A sunhat having a wide brim should be used which covers your face and neck. A woollen hat is a must during winter.
9. Glove/ Sandal/ Socks
A pair of gloves; Leather with lining and woollen are best, 1 pair of sandals to wear in the cities and in the camp and about 4 pairs of thin and 4 pairs of thick woollen socks are required accordingly.
10. Sleeping Bag
As you do not carry sleeping bags yourself, this can be either synthetic or down but it is a must for all 4 seasons. As most treks pass through a variety of climatic conditions, a long zip is a good idea. A cotton/fleece liner helps keep your sleeping bag clean. Good sleeping bags are expensive but can be rented easily in Kathmandu (Only for treks starting and finishing there.)
11. Personal First Aid Kit
You should have your own supply of plasters, aspirin, diarrhoea tablets and also a comprehensive blister kit. (Please do not give medicines to local people without consulting the trek leader.)
Equipments and Accessories :
a) Duffle bag or kit bag to carry gear while trekking
b) Daypack: This is a small rucksack to carry personal requirements for the day. e.g. toiletries, camera, film towel, soap, boots etc.
c) Water bottle
d) Snow glasses and sunglasses
e) 2-4 large plastic bags to separate clean clothes from dirty ones
f) 6 -10 smaller plastic bags to dispose garbage
g) Wallet or money belt with compartment for coins
h) Toiletries with large and small towels. Toilet paper can be bought in Kathmandu and some villages in the mountains.
i) Small headlamp or torch with spare batteries and bulbs
j) Candles and lighter to burn toilet paper
k) Snow gaiters required during winter
l) An umbrella (optional), which is quite useful as a sunshade and when it rains.
m) Trekking map, adequate number of passport photographs
Optionals: rubber bands, a calendar, a pocket knife, binoculars, a small pillow or headrest, thermoses, an inflatable sleeping mat, etc.