Langtang Ganja la Pass Trekking

Ganja La Pass Trekking is a adventurous trek route that takes you along the popular Langtang Valley and the Ganja La Pass itself. The trek provides you the aesthetic vistas of Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, Dorje Lakpa, Yala Peak, Naya Kanga and Gaurishankar. The highest point of Ganja La Pass Trekking is Ganja La Pass at 5122 meters. The best season to go for this thrilling adventure is March to May and September to November.
              The popularity for the Ganja La Pass Trekking has soared because it is the nearest location to have access to the beautiful views of Himalayas. Ganja La Pass Trekking offers the culmination of wilderness and rich customs and traditions. The hospitality shown by inhabitants of Langtang Region is no less than the professionals of star hotels. Though they are descendants of Tibetan origins, they are truly Nepali from their heart.
            Ganja La Pass Trek starts from a drive to Syabrubesi from Kathmandu. We will follow the Langtang River to the east until we get to Kyanjin Gompa. About 5km away from it is Naya Kanga and Ponggen Dopku. Kyanjin Gompa is surrounded by various majestic peaks like Dorje Lakpa, Loenpo Gang, Kangchenpo, Mount Langtang Lirung etc. from all sides so one can easily imagine what our eyes will be treated to at this place. Ganja La Pass will be the best place for trekking to those seeking for adventure not far away from the urban life.

Itinerary for Ganja la Trek 

DAY 1: Arrival at Tribhuvan Int’l Airport.
DAY 2: Tour around the capital city Kathmandu for sightseeing.
DAY 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi. (Approx 7 hours)
DAY 4: Hike from Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel. (Approx 6 hours)
DAY 5: Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang village. (Approx 7 hours)
DAY 6: Hike from Langtang to Kyanjin Gompa. (Approx 4 hours)
DAY 7: Climb Tsergo Ri and return back to Kyanjin Gompa. (Approx 7/8 hours)
DAY 8: Trek through Ganja La Phedi. (Approx 5/6 hours)
DAY 9: Cross the Ganja La Pass and walk to Keldang. (Approx 7 hours)
DAY 10: Hike from Keldang to Yak Kharka. (Approx 6 hours)
DAY 11: Further descend to Tarke Gyang. (Approx 6 hours)
DAY 12: Trek from Tarke Gyang to Sermathang. (Approx 4 hours)
DAY 13: Hike to Melamchi Pool Bazaar and drive back to Kathmandu. (Approx 4 hours of walk and drive of 2 hours)
DAY 14: Goodbye!!! Off to your home country.
DAY 1: Arrival at Tribhuvan Int’l Airport.

Today you will arrive at the only international airport of Nepal i.e. Tribhuvan Int’l Airport. After completing some custom formalities you will be warmly received by our representatives from NEST Adventure. They will take you to the hotel for check in. Depending upon the time available you can either stroll around the city or rest for the remaining part of the day.

DAY 2: Tour around the capital city Kathmandu for sightseeing.

We will take you to the religiously and historically prominent place all around the Kathmandu. You will visit Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple), biggest Buddhist stupa in the world i.e. Boudhanath, Durbar Square etc. We will also help you if you need to buy anything for the trek. Later in the evening you will meet with our NEST team members who will take you to the trek so you can clear any confusion regarding the trail.

DAY 3: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi. (Approx 7 hours)

Today we drive uphill along the northern hills of Kathmandu led by roaring Trishuli River to Dhunche. Then we descend down to Syabrubesi. We stay at Syabrubesi for the night.

DAY 4: Hike from Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel. (Approx 6 hours)

Following the path of Langtang River we cross many suspension bridges today on our way to Lama Hotel.  Though there are constant ups and downs along the trail it is an easy trek. Further aesthetic views of mountains and experience of Himalayan life keeps us engaged.

DAY 5: Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang village. (Approx 7 hours)

Today we press the lush green vegetation as we ascend towards Langtang. The vista of Langtang Lirung visible on the way rejuvenates you. We come across water mills, prayer wheels and Chortens on our way. We remain at Langtang village for the night.

DAY 6: Hike from Langtang to Kyanjin Gompa. (Approx 4 hours)

Right after our tea we continue our journey of Ganja La Pass trek. From Langtang Valley the trail climbs gradually to Sindum and to Yamphu. After crossing Laja River, we reach the viewpoint from where we can see Kyanjin Gompa and the beautiful icefall from Langtang Lirung. The path is then downhill until we arrive at Kyanjin Gompa.

DAY 7: Climb Tsergo Ri and return back to Kyanjin Gompa. (Approx 7/8 hours)

The ascent to Tsergo Ri is quite challenging as it is above 5000 meters however when you reach to the top you will forget all your pain as you will be rewarded with one of the most beautiful view of mightiest of the mighty Himalayas. The excursion helps in acclimatization also. We return back to Kyanjin Gompa for the overnight.

DAY 8: Trek through Ganja La Phedi. (Approx 5/6 hours)

Today we cross the Langtang River and climb through forests of rhododendrons. Depending upon the season and consequently the snowfall, time for passing through Ganja La varies.

DAY 9: Cross the Ganja La Pass and walk to Keldang. (Approx 7 hours)

We follow the trail to cross Ganja La-Pass. Ganja La-Pass is considered to be one of the strenuous passes. It is covered with snow throughout the year. Ganja La lying on the rocky moraine offers the splendid vistas. We come across boulders and small lakes as we ascend to the summit. After reaching the peak, now we descend to Keldang.

DAY 10: Hike from Keldang to Yak Kharka. (Approx 6 hours)

We go down further led by a prominent ridge line. As we lose our altitude the vegetation around gradually becomes dense.

DAY 11: Further descend to Tarke Gyang. (Approx 6 hours)

We come down further losing almost 1500 meters of altitude. The path is similar to previous ones.

DAY 12: Trek from Tarke Gyang to Sermathang. (Approx 4 hours)

Today we enter the vicinity of Helambu Region as we pass through the small forest. Sermathang is a interesting place to learn about lifestyle of typical mountainous civilization. They practice Drukpa Kagyu Buddhism which is dominantly followed in Bhutan.

DAY 13: Hike to Melamchi Pool Bazaar and drive back to Kathmandu. (Approx 4 hours of walk and drive of 2 hours)

We reach the final destination of our trip today. Melamchi Pool Bazaar is a beautiful village inhabited by Sherpas. We will drive back to Kathmandu enjoying the natural scenery along the highway.

DAY 14: Goodbye!!!

Today you will leave for your home country. We are certain that you will be back for the next adventure very soon because we have ignited your adventure seeking soul with this thrilling journey.
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Equipment Ganjala Pass

Major things you need to manage and some things, which we manage for great adventure trekking. Since you will be exploring mostly high alpine area some things should not be missed for comfortable trek. Lets make a list of some basic things –
Duffel / Rucksack Bag – We provide water and windproof duffel bag for all individual hikers throughout trekking duration, however it will be necessary for one hard suitcase bag in order to leave unnecessary things and stuffs in Hotel or storage of NEST ADVENTURE.
Day Bag Pack – For your basic daily stuffs during walking you will be needing one small day bag pack which should be good enough to fit camel pouch for water, some paper, sunscreen, your valuable like passport, money etc. Normally it should be around 2500 to 3000 cubic inches.
Down Jacket – Personal down jacket is recommend for trekking however we provide down jacket for each individual throughout trek duration and should be retuned at the end of trek. We provide down jacket good enough up to minus 15 degree Celsius and we hope this is good enough for trekking.
Sleeping Bag – Personal sleeping bag is recommend for trekking however we provide sleeping bag for each individual and should be returned at the end of trek. We provide sleeping bag good enough up to minus 20 degree Celsius and we hope this is good enough for trekking.
Sunglass with UV protection, Sun hat and Fleece hat.
Good hiking shoes, thin as well as thick pair of socks.
Thin and thick gloves with waterproof outer shell.
Tissue paper, toilet paper, hand-wash & basic first aid kit.
Light trouser, thick as well thin for multipurpose use.
Thick as well as thin jackets for multipurpose use.
So these are basic things, which one needs to know in general before heading for the trek and we hope this is good enough for basic info, for further particular queries send us email at

information of Ganjala Pass Trekking 

As per arrival
As per arrival representative of NEST ADVENTURE will greet you in airport’s arrival terminal and shift to hotel in Thamel for first overnight stay in Nepal. For this you need to finish paper work inside arrival terminal in order to get Nepal Entry Visa, which is always arrival visa. So next day will be followed by sightseeing in Kathmandu and preparation of trek, introduction with crew member of trek and short pre-briefing of trek and continue trek starting from 3rd day of arrival in Nepal.
As per booked package either deluxe or budget we will arrange the hotel in Kathmandu accordingly on 3 star / 4 star of budget hotels, as well as accordingly in mountain too on twin sharing basis. As per available and booked we will provide attach bathroom and common bathroom on mountain. While sharing the room with fellow trekkers we will try to arrange for same gender and age group and if someone is looking for single supplement then let us know we will arrange accordingly and let you know the extra charge of single supplement. As well as sometime in mountain during peak season time hotel owner especially in high alpine area refuse to provide single supplement just for shake of business mostly because lack of plenty of rooms and monopoly to, so in such case we might need to adjust.
Meals and drinking water
Regarding the case of meals during city we provide accommodation on bed & breakfast basis so in Kathmandu we offer breakfast where lunch and dinner will be on your own as per your choice preference and selection of restaurant. In case of mountain area while trekking we offer three meals a day i.e. breakfast, lunch and dinner from free selection over menu as per available in lodges and tea houses in trekking trail. So normally in such trekking days you can consult with your guide regarding the specialty of dishes so that he can assure for the best-valued dishes. Wide range of food are available ranging from veg item to non-veg and other energetic stuffs like cheese, egg etc.
Regarding the case of drinking water normally bottled mineral water as available for purchase of very expensive almost 20 times expensive in last belt of Everest as bottle of mineral water sometimes cost Rs. 380-400 /- so it is better to carry water purification stuffs with you which can be utilized on purifying tap water as there are enough tap water in trekking area as well as hotels offer cold tap water free of cost.
Visa Requirement
Out of one visa year tourist visa can be obtained of maximum 90 days, which you can directly get as per arrival in international airport or can apply from your home country too but as per arrival will be fine too. It is recommend carrying accurate USD and don’t forget to bring two copies of passport size picture. Extension of visa from middle of stay in also possible for this process of visa extension all you need to do is fulfill form from website of immigration and submit it there with original passport copy. Multiple entry visas will be cheaper in case of money you can consult there directly.
International flight to Nepal
Nepal is easily accessible from entire word via flight, as we don’t deal with international flight ticket you can consult some other flight booking agencies for detail of cost, transit and other details. For your information no airport tax is applicable for international flight where as Nepali Rs. 200 is applicable for domestic flights which is equal to US $ 2 on basis of exchange rate of 1 USD equals Rs. 100 but sometime might get different by 0.10 / 0.20 USD on basis of exchange rate. Most of time especially in rainy season domestic flight gets canceled because of bad weather however it does not affect international schedules most of the time.
Currency and foreign exchange rate
In Nepal both coin as well as paper notes are in used however coin are of low value only. But regarding the case of paper note for day-to-day used are 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500 & 1000. Do not worry about damaged paper note as it there exist clear number of currency on both side it is applicable, one can do anything with paper notes like squeezing, writing over it etc.
Since Nepal has fixed exchange rate with Indian currency exchange rate doe directly depend on value on Indian currency, now a day exchange rate of USD is 1 USD equals Rs. 95 in approximate, can check everyday over internet for current exchange rate. And for information about currency that are majorly accepted in Nepal are Indian currency, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, USD, AUD, CAD, GBP, Euro, Swiss Frank, Riyal etc.
Travel Insurance
Normally while walking in lower elevation steadily, taking enough acclimatization days we can avoid chance of acute mountain sickness however we cannot totally avoid mountain sickness instead we can lower the chance of occurrence by following some rules and paying lot attention for personal hygiene. Since the remote mountain area are not facilitated by motor roads and modern hospital so incase of strong mountain sickened one and only option is to descend as down as possible which is feasible with use of helicopters only. Such kind of expenses in high elevation area extremely off the edge and cannot be offered easily as sometime cost more than one million rupees, so it is better to have a personal health insurance. As we do not deal with such kind of health insurance but we do have good enough information about insurance providing company as some deal very quickly promptly for case where as some try to avoid and create some unnecessary delays in evacuation process. So as per need of information we will let you know some good provider from your region so that it will be easy in worse case in mountains.
High altitude sickness
Often known as acute mountain sickness are most dangerous things and any one can be victim of AMS apart from their physical strength. There is no such specific medicine for AMS so one needs to be careful from beginning. Major Symptom of AMS is dizziness, vomiting, nausea, and loss of appetite, weakness and insomnia so in order to rid of AMS major thing is to drink plenty of water and enough acclimatization in high alpine area. Although our crew leader will have adequate first aid medicine and kit sometimes one might need to cancel the trip and descend down in case of increasing symptom of AMS and in case of emergency situation clients will be airlifted immediately for further treatment in hospital at Kathmandu.

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Trip Facts

Price: $ 800 USD
Duration: 15 Days
Accomodation: Normal Tea House and lodge / Camping
Altitude Height: 5270
Seasons : March / April / October / November
Level: Hard
Trip Departure: March / April / October / November
No. of Pax : +2 People
Activities: Driving / Trekking / Walking
Mode of Travel: Driving / Hiking / Trekking


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