Langtang Ganja La Pass Trek

USD 1,055
  • Activities
    Langtang Valley Ganja La Pass Trek
  • Max Elevation
    5,121m at Ganja la Pass
  • Trip Duration
    14 Days
  • Trip Grade
    Moderate
  • Lodging
    Eco Lodges
  • Meals
    Full Board on Trek & BB Plan on City
  • Transportation
    Private vehicle
  • Communication
    Available
  • Group Size
    Minimum 2
  • Best Season
    Autumn and Spring
  • Per Day Walk
    Approx. 4 - 6

Trekking in Nepal is one of the most adventurous activities to do. While there are many trekking packages available in Nepal that lead you to the Himalayan destinations like Everest Base Camp, Annapurna Base Camp, Manaslu Circuit, and more, there are also provisions of the customized itinerary. Langtang Ganja La Pass Trek is a unique package that takes you to the beautiful Langtang region along with the trek to Ganja La Pass at 5122 meters above sea level.

Starting the trek from Kathmandu via drive, you will reach the starting point of Langtang region, Syabrubesi. From there, you will traverse through the vibrant environment with off-beaten trails. One thing is sure you will cherish every moment during this trek with the clear views of mountains like Langtang Lirung, Tserko Ri, Yala Peak, Sishapangma, and many more.

So to get on the Langtang Ganja La Pass trek, what are the things you need to consider? Get some insights in the article below!

Highlights of Langtang Ganja La Pass Trek

  • Reach Dhunche, the headquarters of Rasuwa and the entry point of the Langtang region
  • Explore the renovated Langtang Village, which was destroyed by the 2015 Earthquake
  • Visit Kyanjin Gompa and have insights into the practice of Buddhism
  • 360 Views of the Himalayas, including famous peaks like Langtang Lirung, Tserko Ri, Yala Peak, Sishapangma, and more
  • Reach Ganja La Pass at 5122 meters
  • Cross-cultural activities around Langtang village and other communities

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  • Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu [1345m/4411ft] and transfer to hotel

    Location: Kathmandu

    Kathmandu Altitude: 1345 Meters

    Accommodation: Hotel

    The Langtang Ganja La Pass trek starts after you arrive from your home country in Kathmandu. You will land at Tribhuvan International Airport, from where you will be escorted to the hotel by our agent.

    You can rest at a hotel or visit NGT Office after you move to a hotel. Later, you will attend the dinner program organized by our company, where you will meet the company officials and your guides and porters.

  • Day 02: Sightseeing at Kathmandu Valley

    Location: Kathmandu

    Kathmandu Altitude: 1345 Meters

    Activities: Sightseeing

    After spending your first night in Kathmandu, you will prepare for sightseeing activities inside the valley. You will wake up early in the morning on the next day and start your journey to several destinations like Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, and Narayanhiti Palace.

    During your sightseeing activity, you can delve deeper into the history and culture of Nepal. Similarly, you can get Hinduism and Buddhism’s religious significance while visiting Pashupatinath, Swayambhunath, and Boudhanath.

    After you finish your sightseeing activities, you will transfer to the hotel.

  • Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi [1460mm/4788ft] [7-8 hrs Drive]

    Location: Syabrubesi

    Syabrubesi Altitude: 1460 meters

    Accommodation: Guest House

    On the third day of the Langtang Ganja La Pass trek, you will ride from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi. You will arrive at Machhapokhari Buspark in Balaju and take a local bus to Rasuwa. It takes around 7 to 8 hours to reach Syabrubesi.

    During the ride, you will pass across several villages and towns in Nuwakot, such as Battar, Bandre, and Kalikasthaan. Similarly, you will experience the lush green forests, terraced fields, and rivers during the ride. First, you will reach Dhunche, the headquarters of the Rasuwa district, where you must attend the checkpoint. You can also get the license to Langtang National Park at the checkpost.

    From Dhunche, it only takes 15 to 20 minutes to reach Syabrubesi, where you will stay at a guesthouse.

  • Day 04: Trek from Syabru Besi to Lama Hotel [2470m/8101ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]

    Location: Lama Hotel

    Lama Hotel Altitude: 2470 Meters

    Accommodation: Guest House

    From Syabrubesi, you will start your next journey to Lama Hotel on the fourth day. You will elevate your altitude by 1000 meters on this day. You will start your trek through the left bank of Langtang Khola, climb uphill, and then climb a suspension bridge.

    After a few hours, you will reach Rimche. From there, you will walk straight through the uphill trail to reach Lama Hotel, 2,470 meters above sea level. The total trekking time on this day is 5 to 6 hours.

  • Day 05: Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang Village [3330m/10922ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]

    Location: Langtang Village

    Langtang Village Altitude: 3330 Meters

    Accommodation: Tea House

    On the fifth day of your Langtang Ganja La Pass Trek, you will wake up early and head towards Langtang Village. Your trail follows the rocky terrain and dense rhododendron, oaks, and birch forest. First, you will reach Gumnachok, and from there, you have to climb uphill steeply to get to Ghoratabela. The officials at the Army Check post in Ghoratabela will check your trekking permits.

    From Ghoratabela, you will walk through the village of Chyamki and then reach Kangtangsa. After reaching Kangtangsa, you will hike for a few more hours to reach Langtang Village at 3,330 meters above sea level. You will stay at a tea house overnight.

  • Day 06: Trek from Langtang Village to Kyangjin Gompa [3870m/12693ft] [3-4 hrs Trek]

    Location: Kyanjin Gompa

    Kyanjin Gompa Altitude: 3,870 Meters

    Accommodation: Tea House

    From Langtang Village, you will hike through the rugged terrain and rocky landscapes to Kyanjin Gompa. The Tibetan monastery is 3,870 meters above sea level, where you can get insights into Buddhism and its practice in the region. The chortens, mani walls, praying wheels, and flags will give you the notion of Buddhism in detail.

    Besides the religious point of view, Kyanjin Gompa, which lies in Kyanjin village, is a perfect viewpoint to watch the Himalayas. Famous peaks like Langtang Ri, Ganesh Himal, Lang Sisa, and Dorje Lakpa can be visible from this point.

    It takes around 3 to 4 hours of hiking from Langtang Village to reach Kyanjin Gompa.

  • Day 07: Hike to Tserko Ri [5000m/16404ft] and back to Kyangjin Gompa [5-6 hrs Trek]

    Location: Tserko Ri

    Tserko Ri Altitude: 5000 Meters

    Accommodation: Tea House

    On the seventh day of your trek, you will hike to the high altitude, Tserko Ri, at 5000 meters (16,404 Feet) above sea level. You will pass through the lush green forest and sloppy landscapes to reach Tserko Ri.

    Tserko Ri is also perfect for spectacular views of Langtang Lirung and other mountain peaks. After successfully reaching Tserko Ri, you will return to Kyanjin Gompa following the same route you used to reach Tserko Ri. You will stay overnight at a tea house.

  • Day 08: Trek to Ganja La Phedi [4300m/14104ft] [3-4 hrs Trek]

    Location: Ganja La Phedi

    Ganja La Phedi: 4300 Meters

    Accommodation: Tea House

    On the eighth day of your trek, you will reach one of the highest altitudes in the Langtang region, Ganja La Phedi. Ganja La Pass sits at 4300 meters (14,104 Feet) above sea level and is a pleasant viewpoint and trekking destination. You can view the Langtang Range from here and explore the surroundings in detail.

    Remember that Ganja La Phedi is at 4300 meters, where altitude sickness can be troublesome. So you should prepare well with acclimatization, rest, and safety kits.

  • Day 09: Cross the Ganja La Pass [5122m/16800ft] and Trek to Keldang [4250m/13940ft] [6-7 hrs Trek]

    Location: Ganja La Pass | Keldang

    Ganja La Pass Altitude: 5122 Meters

    Keldang Altitude: 4250 Meters

    Accommodation: Tea House

    This is a very important day for our trekking package. You will set off adventurous trekking to the highest point, Ganja La Pass, at 5122 meters above sea level. As altitude sickness is prone at high altitudes, we recommend every trekker be well prepared with their gear, equipment, first-aid kits, and other necessary items for this trek.

    You will hike early in the morning through the long ascending trail. The route is technically challenging, so you have the strong physical fitness and mentality to cross it successfully. Reaching Ganja La Pass is not just hiking; it requires technical skills like rope fixing, so trekking here is physically and mentally challenging.

    From Ganja La Pass, you can have spectacular views of mystic mountain ranges, including the peaks like Mt. Naya Kanga and Ganjala Peak. After you reach the high altitude pass, you will descend towards Keldang at 4250 meters above sea level. You will stay at a tea house overnight.

  • Day 10: Trek to Yak Kharka [4000m/13120] [6-7 hrs Trek]

    Location: Yak Kharka

    Yak Kharka Altitude: 4000 Meters

    Accommodation: Tea House

    On the tenth day, you will begin your journey to Yak Kharka, 4000 meters from Keldang. You will descend your altitude by 200 meters this day, so the trek is light with enough rest.

    You will leave Keldang early in the morning and then take a hike through the farmlands, grasslands, and lush green forest, and terraced fields. After passing through some settlements, you will finally reach Yak Kharka – it takes around 6 to 7 hours to reach Yak Kharka from Keldang.

  • Day 11: Trek to Tarke Gyang [2590m/8495ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]

    Location: Tarke Gyang

    Tarke Gyang Altitude: 2590 Meters

    Accommodation: Tea House

    On the eleventh day, you will start your journey from Yak Kharka and head towards Tarke Gyang, which sits 2590 meters above sea level. During the trek, you will pass through the traditional Sherpa villages rich in Buddhism and their native culture.

    Similarly, the terraced fields, lush green forests, streams, and waterfalls are worth watching. After around 5 to 6 hours of hiking, you will finally reach Tarke Gyang, Helambu.

  • Day 12: Trek to Sermathang [2610m/8560ft] [3-4 hrs Trek]

    Location: Sermathang

    Sermathang Altitude: 2610 Meters

    Accommodation: Tea House

    You will begin your journey toward Sermathang at 2610 meters above sea level. First, you will reach the Gangyul Valley, where you can have insights into the traditional Sherpa village. You can delve deeper into their history, lifestyle, culture, and tradition.

    After that, you will make your way towards Sermathang – you can reach the destination after a few hours of walking from Gangyul. The village also has a monastery, where you can get the details of the practice of Buddhism in the region.

  • Day 13: Trek to Melamchi Puul Bazaar [3-4 hrs Trek] and Drive to Kathmandu [2-3 hrs Drive]

    Location: Melamchi Puul Bazaar | Kathmandu

    Melamchi Puul Bazaar Altitude: 810 Meters

    Accommodation: Hotel

    On the thirteenth day of your Langtang Ganja La Pass trek, you will take a short trek to Melamchi Puul Bazaar, which takes 3 to 4 hours. After that, you will ride back to Kathmandu on a local bus. Your total drive time will be around 2 to 3 hours. After reaching Kathmandu, you will be escorted back to your hotel to stay overnight.

  • Day 14: Transfer to International Airport for departure

    Day 14 is the last day of the Langtang Ganja La Pass Trek. You will return to your home country after the successful journey to the Langtang region along with Ganja La Pass. Our guide will escort you to the Tribhuvan Airport, where you will catch a plane to your home.

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What's included?
  • Airport Arrival and Departure transfer by private vehicle
  • Hotel/Resort Accommodation in Kathmandu with BB Plan –as per mentioned in Itinerary
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu including experienced city guide, all entrance fees, and private vehicle
  • All required ground transportation by private vehicle as per mentioned in the itinerary
  • Teahouse lodges accommodation during trekking
  • All meals- B/F, Lunch & Dinner during the trek
  • TIMS – Trekkers information Management System Fee
  • Langtang National Park Fee
  • Highly experienced trekking guide
  • The required number of Porter
  • Staffs insurance, salary, and clothing
  • General first aid kids
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • All applicable tax, Vat, service charge, and paperwork
What's not included?
  • Personal nature expenses
  • Bar bill and all kind of drinks
  • Rescue & Evacuation
  • Gratitude (tip) for staff

The given rates are per person with guaranteed departure schedules. If the given dates are not appropriate for you, please feel free to contact us for requesting a new dates, we will gladly personalize the itinerary and schedule of the trip that fits for you.

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Best Time For Langtang Ganja La Pass Trek

The best time to go for the Langtang Ganja La Pass trek depends on your interest and preferences. However, if you see the trend, Autumn and spring are considered the best times. As the months during this season allow you to have an enjoyable trek with the perfect views of mystic mountains, rivers, waterfalls, and green forests, you will surely be on cloud nine.

You can also go for an off-season Langtang Ganja La Pass trek. However, it is not recommended due to safety and other issues. The climate and weather conditions might not be preferable or favorable for you during the off-season trek.

Autumn Season

The Autumn season in Nepal falls after the end of the monsoon, and it starts from the month of September to the end of November. During this time, you will have clear visibility of the surrounding areas around the Langtang region, allowing you to get spectacular views of Langtang Ri and other famous peaks. Similarly, the rain and wind precipitation degrades a vast measurement, which is considered favorable for traveling around the remote places of the Langtang region.

Needless to say, the weather and climate conditions of the Autumn season in Langtang are mild. So you don’t have to deal with unpredictable weather conditions and hazards.

Spring Season

Spring season in Nepal falls after the winter’s end, starting in March and lasting till May. Spring brings the blossoming flowers in the remote forest of Langtang trail, which gives you peaceful sights during the trek. Similarly, the budding leaves of the trees are worth watching.

The moderate weather with fewer clouds in the sky will help you enjoy the view of the mountains and surrounding areas. You can have a clear view of the natural streams and waterfalls that directly flows from the Himalayas.

Off Season Trek For Langtang Ganja La Pass

Summer and winter seasons are considered the Off-season trekking period in Nepal. Though many trekkers risk taking on the journey during these times, it is not recommended. Since the weather and climate conditions can be unpredictable during these seasons, trekking around the Langtang region can be difficult.

The monsoon brings heavy rainfall that can cause landslides and floods in the stream. Similarly, the routes will be slippery and very hard to walk. On the other hand, you will find dryness during winter; however, the freezing environment can be troublesome. The temperatures can go below 0 Degrees Celsius, bringing heavy snowfall and avalanches in some areas.

Despite the wide range of drawbacks during the off-season trek, you can still embark on your journey to Langtang Ganja La Pass with proper preparation and the help of a professional guide.

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What Do You Need To Consider For This Trek?

Permits

Permits are crucial for the Langtang Ganja La Pass trek since your destinations sit within the restricted area of Langtang National Park. You must have a Langtang National Park Entry Permit from the Tourism Board in Kathmandu, Nepal. This permit costs around NRP 3,000 + 13% VAT (about USD 32) for the foreign trekkers, while it costs NPR 1500 + 13% VAT (about USD 15) for the SAARC Nationals. If you are a Nepali hiker, you only have to pay NPR 100 for this license. Children under 10 years of age do not need permits for the trek.

Physical And Mental Challenges

Langtang Ganja La Pass Trek is a multi-day trekking package, so you must be prepared physically and mentally for this hike. Since your trek is around the remote villages of Nepal, the routes are rugged and seasonal, and you must have the good physical condition for this. If you are not exposed to high altitudes, you must exercise your lungs by taking short treks.

Cardio exercises and physical workouts are recommended to raise your stamina and energy.

Besides, you will be walking for more than 5 to 6 hours each day, which can be exhausting. So, your mindset must be positive to continue the journey safely. You must follow the instructions of your guides and think about the positive outcomes of the journey, which will motivate you to go through the trek ahead.

Weather Challenges

If you are traveling during the peak seasons, there is nothing more to worry about. But still, you have to consider the weather and climate conditions around the Langtang region. The temperatures can drop in the morning and evening, making you uncomfortable sleeping and walking.

Similarly, if you are embarking on the Langtang Ganja La Pass trek during the winter and summer, you must check the weather forecast first. As mentioned earlier, the monsoon season brings heavy rainfall, and the winter comes with cold temperatures with heavy snowfall; you must be aware of the upcoming weather conditions, or it can cause severe problems during the journey.

Necessary Gear And Equipment

You must prepare with the necessary gear and equipment, such as hiking boots, trekking poles, backpacks, sleeping bags, clothes, sun protection, and first aid kits. The rugged routes feature rocky terrain and landscapes, so you must have sturdy hiking boots to walk through these trails.

Similarly, to warm yourselves from the freezing temperatures, you must bring warm thermal clothes, sleeping bags, and windproof/waterproof jackets. Likewise, sunscreen creams, hats, and sunglasses are recommended during the trek to avoid sunburns.

How difficult is the Langtang Ganja La Pass Trek?

Langtang Ganja La Pass trek is a moderately challenging trek. It requires strong physical fitness and experience in high-altitude hiking, as the destination involves rocky terrains and sloppy landscapes. Altitude sickness can be a problem at Ganja La Pass, so you must be prepared for safety first.

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