Ganja La Pass Trek - 15 Days

Best View of Langtang Lirung
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PRICE PER PERSON

  • 1 PAX US$1194
  • 2 PAX US$1047
  • 3 PAX US$937
  • 4 PAX US$924
  • 5-10 PAX US$898
  • 11-20 PAX US$885
Price Per Person US$ 885 All included Services

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TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks, including Langtang Lirung (7,227m), Dorje Lakpa (6,966m), Ganesh Himal (7,422m), and others.
  • Kyanjin Gompa, a Buddhist monastery, at an altitude of 3,870 meters.
  • Ganja La Pass, at an altitude of 5,122 meters, the highest point of the trek offers a challenging but rewarding experience with stunning views of the Himalayas from the top.
  • Encounter rare Himalayan wildlife such as red pandas, Himalayan black bears, and various species of birds and plants.
  • Explore lush green forests, cascading waterfalls, and alpine meadows adorned with vibrant wildflowers.
  • Opportunity to visit monasteries like Kyanjin Gompa and experience the peacefulness and spirituality they embody.
  • Explore local villages, interacting with the locals, and gaining insights into their traditional way of life.
  • Panoramic mountain view from Kyangjin Ri.
  • Relax and rejuvenate in the natural hot springs of Tatopani.

Ganja La Pass Trek Overview:

Ganja La Pass Trek

The Ganja La Pass trek is a challenging and adventurous trekking route located in the Langtang region of Nepal. It offers a unique opportunity to explore the remote and stunning landscapes of the Himalayas, including high-altitude passes and breathtaking mountain views. The trek starts from Syabrubesi and takes you through the beautiful Langtang Valley. This valley is home to charming villages, terraced fields, and grazing yaks. Take the time to explore the local culture and interact with the friendly inhabitants.

The trek follows a circular route that takes you through the beautiful Langtang Valley, passing through scenic forests, lush meadows, and traditional Tamang villages. From the Langtang Valley, you’ll ascend towards Kyanjin Gompa, a Buddhist monastery situated at an altitude of 3,870 meters. This serves as a base for acclimatization and exploration. Located at an altitude of 3,870 meters, Kyanjin Gompa is a significant Buddhist monastery in the region. Take a break in Kyanjin Gompa and explore the monastery, observe the daily rituals, and enjoy the panoramic views of the surrounding mountains.

Tserko Ri is a popular viewpoint situated near Kyanjin Gompa. It offers stunning panoramic views of the Langtang range, including Langtang Lirung and other snow-capped peaks. Hiking up to Tserko Ri provides a breathtaking vantage point to appreciate the grandeur of the Himalayas. Located on the way to Ganja La Pass, Langshisa Kharka is a picturesque high-altitude grazing pasture. It offers beautiful views of the surrounding mountains and serves as a resting point before tackling the pass.

The Ganja La Pass itself is a notable highlight of the trek. Once you reach the pass at an elevation of 5,122 meters, you’ll be rewarded with magnificent views of the Himalayas. Take the time to soak in the scenery and capture some unforgettable photographs. Crossing the pass requires technical skills and preparation. It offers a challenging but rewarding experience, with stunning views of the Himalayas from the top. After crossing the Ganja La Pass, the trail descends to Nayapul. This small settlement is surrounded by verdant landscapes and is an excellent place to rest and enjoy the natural beauty before continuing your descent.

Melamchi Gaon is a traditional Tamang village known for its cultural heritage and warm hospitality. It’s worth exploring the village, interacting with the locals, and gaining insights into their traditional way of life. Situated in the Helambu region, Tarke Gyang is a charming Sherpa village that falls on the alternate route of the Ganja La Pass trek. The village offers a glimpse into Sherpa culture and architecture. Visit the local monasteries and immerse yourself in the serene ambiance of the village.

The trek offers breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks, including Langtang Lirung (7,227m), Dorje Lakpa (6,966m), Ganesh Himal (7,422m), and others. The landscape varies from lush green valleys to alpine meadows and rocky terrain. The Ganja La Pass trek takes you through remote and less explored areas of the Langtang region. You’ll be away from the popular trekking routes, giving you a sense of wilderness and solitude. The pristine surroundings and untouched landscapes add to the adventure. The Langtang region is dotted with ancient Buddhist monasteries.

During the trek, you’ll have the opportunity to visit monasteries like Kyanjin Gompa and experience the peacefulness and spirituality they embody. You may even have a chance to witness religious rituals and ceremonies. The highlight of the Ganja La Pass trek is the breathtaking views of the Himalayan peaks. From Kyanjin Gompa and the Ganja La Pass, you’ll be treated to panoramic vistas of snow-capped mountains stretching as far as the eye can see. The sight of majestic peaks against the clear blue sky is truly awe-inspiring.

Cultural Experience:

Trekkers who choose to immerse themselves in the rich customs and way of life of the Tamang and Tibetan populations can have a significant cultural experience through the Ganja La Pass Trek, which is located in Nepal’s Langtang region. Starting in the bustling village of Syabrubesi, the hike passes past a number of traditional Tamang communities, including Kyanjin Gompa and Langtang Village.

With their unique cultural legacy shaped by Tibetan Buddhism, the Tamang people extend a warm welcome to guests and share insights into their daily routines and spiritual practices. Trekkers can see customary celebrations and rituals that are essential to the Tamang way of life, as well as explore historic monasteries, prayer wheels, and mani walls.Trekkers can improve their knowledge of the local way of life by sampling traditional foods like yak cheese, Tibetan bread, and dal bhat while lodging at local teahouses.

The cultural experience becomes more profound as the walk continues toward the difficult Ganja La Pass (5,106 meters or 16,752 feet). This is due to the growing influence of Tibetan Buddhism. The small communities and the untamed, isolated terrain convey an impression of the ancient, unaltered way of life that these high-altitude regions still practice. Since Ganja La Pass connects the Langtang Valley and the Helambu region, it has historically facilitated trade and cultural interchange between these areas, making the pass itself an important cultural excursion.

Trekkers come across the Yolmo Sherpa people in the Helambu region, who are renowned for their unique cultural identity and customs. Monasteries in this area, like the revered Tarkeghyang Monastery, are hubs of spiritual activity and provide additional chances to witness and engage in Buddhist activities. With the Himalayas as a breathtaking backdrop, the Ganja La Pass Trek offers a diverse range of cultural experiences that merge the traditions of the Tamang, Tibetan, and Yolmo Sherpa people.

Flora and Fauna:

The Langtang region is known for its diverse flora and fauna. During the trek, you will pass through beautiful forests of rhododendron, bamboo, and pine, providing habitat for various bird species and wildlife such as Himalayan black bears, red pandas, and musk deer. The region is also home to several rare and endemic plant species.

Climate:

The climate in the Ganja La Pass trek region varies with the altitude. In the lower regions, the climate is typically mild, while at higher altitudes, it becomes colder. The best time to undertake this trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is generally clear and stable.

Difficulty Level:

The Ganja La Pass trek is considered a challenging and strenuous trek. The trail involves steep ascents, descents, and traversing over the Ganja La Pass, which stands at an elevation of 5,130 meters (16,830 feet). It requires a good level of fitness, prior trekking experience, and the ability to acclimatize to the high altitude.

Duration:

The duration of the Ganja La Pass trek typically ranges from 12 to 15 days, depending on the itinerary and trekking pace. This includes both the trekking days and additional days for acclimatization and exploring the surrounding areas.

Equipment:

It is essential to have the right equipment for a successful trek. Some of the necessary equipment for the Ganja La Pass trek includes sturdy trekking boots, warm clothing (including a down jacket and thermal layers), a sleeping bag, a backpack, trekking poles, a headlamp, sunglasses, a hat, gloves, and a water bottle. It is also advisable to carry a first aid kit and any personal medications you may need.

Accommodation:

We, touch the himalayas ensure comfortable accommodation for trekkers along the Ganja La Pass trail. We carefully select lodges and tea houses that offer clean rooms and basic amenities, providing a cozy and welcoming environment for you to rest and rejuvenate after a challenging day of trekking. We prioritize your comfort and strive to make your stay enjoyable.

Meals:

We take great care in providing nourishing meals for trekkers throughout the Ganja La Pass trek. Our experienced cooks prepare delicious and nutritious meals, catering to different dietary preferences and requirements. We prioritize quality and hygiene to ensure that you are well-fed and energized during your trek.

Guide:

Touch the himalayas provide experienced and knowledgeable guides who are familiar with the Ganja La Pass region. Our guides are trained to ensure your safety and enhance your trekking experience. They offer valuable insights about the trail, local culture, and natural surroundings. They are there to assist you, answer your questions, and address any concerns that may arise during the trek.

Permits:

Trekking in the Ganja La Pass region requires obtaining specific permits. As part of our services, we handle the permit process on behalf of our clients. We will assist you in obtaining the necessary permits, such as the TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) card, Langtang National Park entry permit, and any other permits required for the trek.

At Touch the Himalayas, we work as a team to provide exceptional facilities and services for your Ganja La Pass trek. We are dedicated to ensuring that your trekking experience is memorable, safe, and rewarding.

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Itinerary

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01

Arrive Kathmandu and Transfer to hotel

Max. Altitude: 1,400m/4,593ft. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: 2/3 Star Hotel
Day
02
Max. Altitude: 1,400m/4,593 ft. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: 2/3 stars hotel
Day
03
Max. Altitude: 2,380m/ 7,808ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest house/ Lodge
Day
04
Max. Altitude: 2,500m/ 8,202ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest House/Lodge
Day
05
Max. Altitude: 3,330m/ 10,925ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest house/ Lodge
Day
06
Max. Altitude: 3,730m/ 12,237ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest house/ Lodge
Day
07
Max. Altitude: 3,730m/ 12,237ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guesthouese/Lodge
Day
08
Max. Altitude: 4,960m/ 16,272ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest House/ Lodge
Day
09
Max. Altitude: 4,420m/ 14,501ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest House/ Lodge
Day
10
Max. Altitude: 4,040m/ 13,254ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest House/ Lodge
Day
11
Max. Altitude: 2,740m/ 8,989ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest House/ Lodge
Day
12
Max. Altitude: 2,590m/ 8,497ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest House/ Lodge
Day
13
Max. Altitude: 870m/ 2,854ft Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner Accommodation: Guest House/ Lodge
Day
14
Max. Altitude: 1,400m/4,593ft. Meals: Breakfast/Lunch Accommodation: 2/3 Star Hotel
Day
15
Max. Altitude: 1,400m/4,593ft. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: 2/3 Star Hotel

Itinerary Note:

This itinerary is just the guide line, it can be changed (longer or shorter) as per our client's wishes, fitness, ground reality and weather condition. If you're not satisfied or have an alternative plan please feel free to discuss it with us By Clicking :- ASK QUESTION or COSTOMIZE YOUR TRIP.

Route Map

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What's Included / Excluded

Cost Incluldes

  • Airport picks up and drops off by Car, jeep, Hiace, or Bus. Depends on the number of arrives.
  • Complimentary welcome or farewell dinner according to the suitability of our client’s time.
  • Beginning two nights stay on arrival in Kathmandu in a tourist standard hotel with breakfast included (twin share basis)
  • Internal transport and flight within Nepal as per the itinerary.
  • All necessary trekking and restricted area permit & fees.
  • Three meals a day during the trek
  • All accommodations during the trek in local teahouses.
  • An experienced, English-speaking, government-licensed, first aid-trained special trekking guide and assistant guide (5 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Duffel bag, (to be returned after trip completion), complementary trekking maps. If needed down jacket and sleeping bag will be provided in rent.
  • Staff costs include their salary, insurance, equipment, transport, food, and accommodation.
  • Rescue arrangements if necessary.
  • Basic First-aid kit (carried by your trekking guide)
  • All government and local taxes for Trekking, Agency service charges and government tax/vat.
  • Achievement Certificate

Cost Excludes

  • International airfare and Nepal visa fee.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than in the scheduled itinerary
  • Meal and accommodations. (can be arranged by company as per the package agreement )
  • Personal insurance which covers medical, emergency evacuation, loss or theft of property.
  • Personal gears and equipment.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, hot showers, battery charging, Wifi, etc
  • Entry fees and costs in sightseeing (temples, monasteries, etc)
  • Tips and gratitude provided to guide and porter.

Fixed Departure

September-23
October-23
November-23
December-23
March-24
April-24
May-24
September-24
October-24
November-24

Can't find trip as your Schedule Date?

  • Above mentioned departure dates “AVILABLE”‘ means these dates are currently open for bookings for the particular Trek. If the mentioned dates are not suitable with your preferred date, you can make your own private trip by clicking the box billow in the bottom.
  • A date “GUARANTEED” means that we give guarantees that the costumers will be able to start theirs trek on the specified date, regardless of whether the seats are fully booked or not.
  • “LIMITED”‘ Status refers to a type of seats booking for the trek, that has been certain seats available to book
  • In the status, “CLOSED” means that the Trekkers seats are fully booked and there are no more seats available for new booking. Trekkers may be put on a waitlist for a chance to get a seat if there are cancellations unless your are requested to plan your own private trip by clicking the box billow in the bottom.

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