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Ganja La Pass Trek

14 days

Trip Highlights

Conquer the challenging Ganja La Pass (5,106m), offering an exhilarating adventure and breathtaking views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks. The pass provides a sense of achievement and rewards you with panoramic vistas of the Langtang and Ganesh Himal regions.

Embark on a trek through pristine and less-explored landscapes, far from the crowds. Enjoy the serenity of untouched wilderness, rugged terrains, and alpine meadows, immersing yourself in the raw beauty of the Himalayas.

Encounter traditional Tamang and Sherpa villages along the way, experiencing their unique way of life and hospitality. Interact with locals, visit ancient monasteries, and immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of the region, adding depth to your trekking experience.

Trip Facts

Region Langtang
Max Elevation 5130m
Mode of trek Teahouse
Full Board
Best Season
Autumn and Spring


Embark on our splendid 14 days trek to Ganja La Pass Trekking that takes you to the famous Langtang Region and also to the height of 5130m. The region we explore comprises of blooming rhododendron and green bamboo forests, majestic waterfalls and snow capped Himalayas making it one of the most diverse treks near the capital of Nepal. Also, visit the Tamang and Sherpa villages and learn about their culture, lifestyle, and tradition. The chilled air and the soothing sound of the prayers as well as the serene smell of incense in Gompa will certainly leave trekkers with unforgettable memories.

Unlike the trek to Khumbu Region, we start this trip with a drive to Syaprubeshi and the trial of forests leads us to forest camp of Lama Hotel. We cross the Kaynjig Gompa, Ganja La Base camp, Ganja La Pass, Dhukpu, Tarkeghyang and end at Melamchi Pul Bazar in Helambu Region. this is probably the toughest journey during the passes trekking in Nepal. As you cross the high pass you will be welcomed by the green lush forests environment of Helambu. The bus drive from Melamchi will take you back to Kathmandu.
Conquering the Ganja La Pass Trek would be a great achievement due to it being an under trekked trial because of the difficulty and the requirement of basic mountaineering knowledge.



Map and Elevation Chart

Ganja La Pass Trek Itinerary Outline

Day 01 – Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345meters). Overnight at hotel.

Day 02 – Pre-trip Meeting and Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley. Overnight at hotel.

Day 03 – Drive to Syabru Bensi (1400meters) 8hour. Overnight at hotel.

Day 04 – Trek to Lama Hotel(2400meters) 6 hour. Overnight at hotel.

Day 05 – Trek to Langtang Village ( 3200meters) 5 hour . Overnight at hotel.

Day 06 – Trek toKaynjing Gompa (3950meters) 5 hour . Overnight at hotel.

Day 07 – Kaynjig rest day and hike to Langsisa Kharka or Glacier langtang -lirung or hike to Tsherko ri (5000M). Overnight at hotel.

Day 08 – Trek to Ganjala Base camp (4000meters) 4 hour . Overnight at tent camp.

Day 09 – Trek to crossing over Ganjala (5130meters) Keldang 8 hour. This day is comparatively strenuous as you need to cross the Ganja la pass. On the Ganja la pass, you can find it covered ith snowy ice most of the times through out the year. Overnight at tent camp.

Day 10 – Trek to Dhukpu ( 4000meter) 6 hour. Overnight at hotel.

Day 11 – Trek to Tarkeghyang (2200meters) 6 hour . Overnight at hotel.

Day 12 – Trek to Shermathang ( 2250 meters) 4 hour. Overnight at hotel.

Day 13 – Trek to Melamchi Pul Bazaar (840meter) 6 hour. Overnight at hotel.

Day 14 – Day 11 – Drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.

Day 15 – Leisure day in Kathmandu Overnight at hotel.

Day 16 – Transfer to international airport for your final flight departure.

Ganja la pass trek Price Includes

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car / van / bus.
  • Standard twin sharing accommodation in two/three star hotel in Kathmandu breakfast included (3 nights).
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private car / van / bus.
  • Standard meal Lunch ,Dinner & Breakfast and twin sharing accommodation during the trek.
  • A government licensed English speaking Guide during the trek, a cook along with the required number of porters, their food,accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and a general first aid kit.
  • Lantang National park, Sivapuri National park permit, and all necessary permits.
  • Surface Transfer from Kathmandu.
  • We provide Down Jacket, duffel/kit bag and sleeping bag(which needs to be returned after the trek.)
  • All our government taxes.
  • Tourist service charge, vat.
  • Official expense : US$60 per person per night for Single room and US$ 35 per person per night for double(twin sharing) room if you need extra accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast.

Price Exclude

  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu.Y
    our travel insurance (compulsory).
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (US$ 30 per person) you obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu for 60 days from date of issue.You will require 2 passport size photos.
  • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry.
  • Personal trekking Equipments.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver. (Tipping is expected.)
  • Sightseeing/Monument entrance fees.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.

Why you’ll love this trip?

You’ll be accompanied by an experienced guide who not only give you support but also will provide you the knowledge about the places and villages.

  • Visit the beautiful monasteries like Kyanjin Gompa.
  • Witness the beautiful views of snow capped peaks and get a beautiful experience of trekking.
  • Get the scenic road drive from Kathmandu to Syaprubesi instead of taking a flight.

Is this trip right for you?

  • There is a genuine risk of being affected by Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) as this trip includes one or more overnight stays over 4500meters.
  • Hot showers will be available in some villages while in other places you’ll use a simple bucket shower and most of the toilets are in local squat style and shared.
  • All the travelers under the age of 16 years must be accompanied by an adult.
  • You’ll be moving up for up to 6-8 hours a day, at altitude over 3800m. So, it requires excellent fitness.
Recommended Equipment list for Ganja la Pass trekking in Nepal
  • Duffel bag ( Company provide complementary)
  • Daypack
  • Down Jacket and Sleeping bag 4 season ( if you need nice and clean down jacket and sleeping bag company provide which needs to be returned after the trek)
  • Hiking pants
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Full – sleeves shirt
  • Jumper or pile jacket
  • T – shirts
  • Trekking boots (Water proof)
  • Camp shoes/Sandal
  • wool socks
  • Light cotton socks for under wool socks( take quite several pairs of these too. Better to carry some extra weight rather than spend the whole time washing socks)
  • Sun hat
  • Beanie
  • Gloves
  • Sun block for lips
  • Sun lotion
  • Goggles or sunglasses ( with spare )
  • Thermal Long underwear (take quite a few pairs. Although the weather may be cold one tends to sweat a lot)
  • windproof pants
  • Water bottle
  • Sewing kit
  • Medical & first aid kit
  • Flash light ( with spare batteries)
  • Personal towel
  • Personal toiletries and medication which should be labelled Please.

Note:- Tight fitting, figure-hugging clothing, such as those made with Lycra can often be offensive to locals, especially on women. If you find these items comfortable as a base layer then please pack something to wear over the top of them.

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