Langtang Ganjala Pass Trekking
Langtang Ganjala Pass Trek in Nepal is a mini mountaineering experience. It is probably among the very few trekking routes of Nepal which offer a peak-climbing feel. Therefore, trekkers need reliable guides and agencies to help out during the trek. Himalaya View Trek has capable trekking guides. Our guides are well-versed in the terrain of the high-altitude regions of Nepal. Therefore, the Ganjala adventure is safe and fun with the team of Himalaya View Treks.
The journey of the Langtang Ganjala Pass Trek is similar to Langtang Valley Trek. It follows the Langtang itinerary up to Kyanjin Gompa. It is high-altitude trekking. Therefore, you need proper acclimatization. Hence, acclimatization activities take place in places around Kyanjin Gompa. This is the final destination during the Langtang Valley Trek. Trekkers trek to Tserko Ri which is the nearby peak. It offers great acclimatization activity. Moreover, Tserko RI hiking helps immensely during the crossing of Ganjala Pass.
Langtang Ganjala Pass Trekking – Langtang High Altitude Trek
The most adventurous section of the trekking is Ngegang – Ganjala – Keldang. In some parts of this section, trekkers need crampons as well. Additionally, there are a few crevasses as well. Our guides will use a ladder and rope to navigate through the trail. Therefore, trekking offers a mountaineering feel. Upon crossing the Ganjala Pass, trekkers reach the Keldang. From this village onwards, trekkers will be trekking in Tamang Villages. Moreover, these villages are within the Helambu Trek region. Trekkers will get the chance to understand these ethnic people as well. Trek ends in Tarkeghyang. A bus or private jeep will take trekkers back to Kathmandu via Melamchi.
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Challenging ganja La Pass Trek Itinerary - 13 days
Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche
Day 02: Syabru Gaun Trek from Dhunche to Syabru Gaun
Day 03: Lama hotel Trek from Syabru Gaon to Lama Hotel
Day 04: Langtang village Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang village via Ghore Tabela
Day 05: Kyanjing gumpa Trek from Langtang Village to Kyangjin
Day 06: Acclimatize day / Rest at Kyangjin Gompa for the excursion
Day 07: Tserkuri Peak Trek
Day 08: Ngegang Trek Kyanjing Gompa to Ngegang
Day 09: Keldang Trek Ngegang to Keldang via Ganja La
Day 10: Dukpu Trek Keldang to Dukpu
Day 11: Tarkeghyang Trek Dukpu to Tarkeghyang
Day 12: Shermathang Trek from Tarkeghyang to Shermathang
Day 13: Drive to Kathmandu
Day 01: Arrival
Kathmandu Arrive international airport in Kathmandu and meet our official staff then transport to hotel at Thamel, The hotel is centrally located in the Thamel area of Kathmandu which is renowned for its many restaurants, shops, bars, and nightclubs etc which cater for the tourists.
Day 02: Fullday Kathmandu Sightseeing
Kathmandu Valley full day sightseeing with professional tour guide.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche
Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche (1966m.) which takes about eight hours driving. You head north out of Kathmandu driving through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Dhunche. The first part of your drive up to Trishuli Bazaar is quite smooth. The path now moves along the gravel road. During the rainy season, the way is sometime blocked due to landslides. Your drive from Kathamandu to the destination is to be made by either local bus or land cruiser.
Day 04: Syabru gaun Trek from Dhunche to Syabru Gaun
Syabru gaun Trek from Dhunche to Syabru Gaun (2581m.) which takes about five and half hours. 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.
Day 05: Lama hotel Trek from Syabru Gaon to Lama Hotel
Lama hotel 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.
Day 06: Langtang village Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang village via Ghore Tabela
Langtang village Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3430m.) via Ghore Tabela which takes about six hours. As you continue climbing there are occasional glimpses of Langtang Lirung between the trees. At Ghora Tabela [3000m], the trail emerges from the forest. While walking here, you can catch a glimpse of white monkeys and local birds. Once there was a Tibetan resettlement project here, but now it is a Nepalese army post though it has no permanent inhabitants. The trail continues to climb gently and the valley widens, passing a few temporary settlements used by herders who bring their livestock to graze in the high pastures during the summer months. There is a monastery which we can visit shortly before arriving at the village of Langtang, the headquarters of the Langtang National Park. The houses of Langtang and its neighboring villages are of the flat-roofed Tibetan style, surrounded by stone walls enclosing fields of buckwheat, potatoes, wheat, turnips and barley.
Day 07: Kyanjing gumpa Trek from Langtang Village to Kyangjin
Kyanjing gumpa Trek from Langtang Village to Kyangjin (3870m.) which takes about three hours.
The trail climbs gradually through small villages and yak pastures as the valley opens out further and the views become more extensive. After crossing several small streams and moraines, the trail reaches the settlement at Kyangjin. Here there is a small monastery and a government-operated cheese factory. We should arrive at Kyangjin by lunch time allowing time to acclimatize and explore the area. It is a dramatic setting, with snow covered peaks surrounding us in all directions. At this point, you can enjoy the panoramic view of Dorje Larpa (6990m.), Langtang Ri (6370m.), Langtang Lirung (7245m.) and so on.
Day 08: Acclimatize day / Rest at Kyangjin Gompa for excursion
Acclimatize day Rest at Kyangjin Gompa for excursion, hike up to Langtang glaciers and back to Kyangjin Gompa A 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.
Day 09: Tserkuri peak Trek
Tserkuri peak Trek and climb up to Tserko Ri (5033m.) which takes about 5 hours to see the outstanding views of surrounding peaks and back to Kyangin Gompa
Day 10: Ngegang Trek Kyanjing Gompa to Ngegang
Ngegang Trek Kyanjing Gompa to Ngegang(4000m.) which takes about 5 hours. 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.
Day 11: Keldang Trek Ngegang to Keldang via Ganja La
Keldang Trek Ngegang to Keldang via Ganja La (5122m.) which takes about 5 hours. 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.
Day 12: Dukpu Trek Keldang to Dukpu
Dukpu Trek Keldang to Dukpu(4080m.) which takes about 5 and half hours. Your camping site will be inside the forest. This day will be long day walking along ridge, grassland, very silent, amazing views of Mountains.
Day 13: Tarkeghyang Trek Dukpu to Tarkeghyang
Tarkeghyang 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.
Day 14: Shermathang Trek from Tarkeghyang to Shermathang
Shermathang Trek from Tarkeghyang to Shermathang (2621m.) which takes about four hours.
This day the trail is quite easier through flat land with beautiful forests on the way. You trek on crossing some small streams on the way. There is situated a beautiful village on the half way to Shermathang. To add your joy, Shermathang is another pretty Sherpa village where you can visit many ancient monasteries. There you can see Jugal Himal range at the north face of Shermathang village.
Day 15: Drive to Kathmandu
Kathmandu Drive from Melamchi Pul Bazaar to Kathmandu which takes about six hours. You travel through gravel and bumpy path up to Lamidanda and then you follow the pitched road up to Kathmandu.
Day 16: Departure
Departure Day from Nepal to your home country. Himalaya View Treks will provide you transport to international trivuwan airports,
- Pick up from Airport to Hotel by car.
- Full day sightseeing with professional tour guide.
- 3 Nights Hotel in kathmandu,
- Hotel to bus park by taxi.
- Kathmandu to Dhunche by public bus.
- Lodge accommodation on the way.
- Meals three times a day (Breakfast, lunch and dinner).
- Tea and coffee three times a day in cup.
- Langtang national park entrance permit and TIMS card.
- One fluent English speaking, government registered, experienced, first aid trained guide and required porters.
- Trekking equipments sleeping bags and down jackets.
- Guides/porters - food, lodge, bus transportation, salary, insurance, equipment etc.
- Hard and soft table drinks such as, coke, fanta, mineral water, hot shower, desert etc.
- Personal insurance.
- Rescue operation charge.
- Tips for guide & porter etc.
If you are already here in Kathmandu or Pokhara and need a guide/porter or tour / trekking packages then you can visit our office Himalaya View Treks. Location:- kaldhara Marg, Kathmandu 44600 Nepal. or chat via Whatsapp with Mr. Simbir at +9779841146306
It is mandatory to take travel insurance for any kind of trekking in Nepal. Make sure to get an insurance plan which covers helicopter rescue, medical aid, and emergencies.
Weather & Climatic Conditions
Nepal’s mountain region has unpredictable weather and climatic conditions. Day temperature is normal but night hours are pretty freezing. Weather can change drastically in just an hour. Expect unexpected changes in climate and weather. However, the team will analyze the situation and only decide whether to push or not.
The best way to prepare for climbing is by doing cardiovascular workouts. These kinds of cardio exercises help to increase lung capacity. In order to climb the mountain, you need strong and healthy lungs.
Do some strength-building training like planks, push-ups, and squats. Cycling is also the best option to prepare your body for climbing. Always start these activities 4-5 months before traveling to Nepal for climbing.
Can I do Solo Langtang Ganjala Pass Trekking?
No absolutely not! It is similar to peak climbing these days. There are many incidents where solo trekkers got lost in the pass or crevasses. Therefore, don't trek solo on this trail!
How Difficult is Langtang Ganjala Pass Trekking?
It is the most difficult trekking route of Langtang region. Until the section of Langtang Valley Trek and after crossing the Ganjala Pass, the trail is easy to walk on. However, the section between Ngegang to Keldang via Ganjala Pass is strenuous trekking section.
What about Accommodation and Meal during the trek?
Yes, there are many good lodges and eateries on the trail. People of Langtang restored the ruined trail due to earthquake back to normal again. You can stay in either teahouse or hotel. Food is from the menu. Normally, every lodges have similar menu ranging from Indian, Continental to local delicacies. Remember that for 1 night you will have to stay in the tent and eat from the camp menu.
Is there risk of Landslide?
There is high risk of landslide on the trail. In some section of the trail, you will have to walk over the landslide. Be aware of the falling stones too.
Can I extend the trek with Helambu Village?
Yes, you can explore villages within the Helambu region upon crossing the Ganjala Pass.