Langtang Ganjala Pass Trekking

  • 12 Day(s)
  • Challenging
  • 5,122m | 16,804ft
  • US$1090

Ganjala Pass Trekking

Trip Highlights

“An adventure of a lifetime on least explored Langtang hidden areas of Ganj-la. Walking with scenic views of massive Ganesh and Langtang Himal mountain range. Exploring interesting Buddhist cultures of Langtang and Helambu village. Lovely forest of tall rhododendron trees and bamboos, a home of rare Red Pandas. Walking into Trisuli gorge to a wide beautiful Langtang valley at Kyanjin Gompa. Crossing high Ganja-la pass to reach wonderful areas of Helambu with interesting traditions”.

Trip Introduction: “an adventurous and scenic walk to cultural Helambu from Langtang valley via high Ganja-la”

Langtang Valley to Helambu via Ganja-la pass trekking is a picturesque country with fascinating local culture of Tibetan Buddhism origin, visiting charming village of immense ancient traditions that still practiced to this day, preserving its old heritage and custom on the least explored areas by other trekkers in and around pristine location of Langtang Ganja la pass trek.

Nepal Spirit Adventure with its expert guides leads you to marvel gorgeous and marvelous areas of Langtang and Helambu, with fabulous time walking into deep gorge of upper Trisuli River to reach an open wide valley at Kyanjin, after visiting lovely villages of Langtang and Syabrubesi and into enchanting forested areas full of tall rhododendron trees.

In spring and summer making this beautiful country into a natural garden when flowers are in full bloom, where most of the rare wild-life is often seen around like Snow Leopard-mountain antelopes and the elusive Red Pandas along the trek to Langtang valley and ganja la pass trail.

Langtang ganja la pass trekking is starting with an exciting and interesting long drive from Kathmandu heading north towards central Himalaya region at Langtang and Rasuwa district to Syabrubesi village, where our adventure leads to Langtang Valley at Kyanjin Gompa with eye-catching views of snow-clad peaks that surrounds you.

Our adventure journey continues heading away from mainstream trekking trail to remote and isolated areas at Langtang Ganja-la pass trail with ever present views of mountains, after crossing the highest point of the adventure over 5,122 m high at Ganja-la top, then heading downhill to fascinating areas of Helambu at Tarkeghyang village, home of Hyalmo ethnic tribe similar to Sherpa and Tamang people culture and Buddhist religions.

After enjoying an awesome time with tough and enjoyable walk around Langtang and Helambu via scenic Langtang Ganja-la pass trekking, then this remarkable and memorable adventure ends with a drive back to Kathmandu.

Outline Itinerary

Official meeting : Group meeting at Nepal Spirit Adventure head office around 11:00 AM

Day 01 : Scenic drive to Syabru Besi (1,450 / 4,757ft) 8hrs bus journey overnight in lodge

Day 02 : Trek to Lama Hotel (2,480m / 8,136ft) 5hrs walk overnight in lodge

Day 03 : Lama hotel to Langtang village (3,541m / 11,617ft) 5hrs trek overnight in lodge

Day 04 : Langtang village to Kyanjin Gompa (3,910m/12,828ft) 4hrs trek overnight in lodge

Day 05 : Rest day to explore around Kyanjin Gompa and hike to Tserku Ri

Day 06 : Kyanjin Gompa to Ganja La Phedi (4,300m/14,107ft) 6hrs trek overnight in tent

Day 07 : Phedi to Ganja-La cross (5,122m/16, 804ft) trek to Keldang (4,250m) 7hrs overnight in tent

Day 09 : Keldang to Dukpu or Yak Kharka (4,000m/13,123ft) 6hrs trek overnight in tent camp

Day 10 : Yak Kharka toTarkeghyang (2,550m/8,366ft) 4 hrs trek overnight in lodge

Day 11 : Tarkeghyan to Sermathang (2,693m/8,835ft) 4hrs trek overnight in lodge

Day 12 : Drive back to Kathmandu with evening farewell dinner

What is Included

  • Bus transportation: Kathmandu to Syabrubensi and Sermathan to Kathmandu
  • Lodge and tent accommodation during the trek
  • All accommodation and meals during the trek
  • An experienced English-speaking trek guide and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment and lodging
  • Trekking equipment: sleeping bag, down jacket, Duffel bag and camping
  • All necessary paper work and permit (Langtang national park permit & TIMS)
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • Travel and rescue arrangements
  • All government and local taxes
  • Farewell dinner

What is Not Included

  • Nepalese visa
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters bottled or boiled water, shower, heater and phone calls etc
  • Travel insurance & Rescue operation
  • Tips for guide and porters
  • Food and hotel in Kathmandu (due to an early return from a trek, or an extended stay in Nepal)
  • Additional trips or tours in Kathmandu
  • International flight tickets
  • Personal trekking equipment

Trip Note

  • Above the trip Itinerary, if could not help your needs, we can design a tailor- made itinerary to suit your needs do email us whatever you would like to make it shorter or longer here we are ready all the time contact your travel agent in "Nepal at Nepal Spirit Adventure"
  • We Nepal Spirit Adventure can help you to book the any category of accommodation in Kathmandu as per your requirement. Please do not hesitate to contact us for best price of every standard hotel to deluxe 4 & 5 star hotel in Kathmandu starting price from $10, $20, $25, $35, $50, $70, $100 and up to $500 dollars.

Official meetingGroup meeting at Nepal Spirit Adventure head office around 11:00 AMAs per langtang gunjala pass trekking group trekking departure schedule of Nepal Spirit Adventure head office offers group introduction with trek guide and trek brief details look up the trek equipment may need to hire from the equipment shop our suggestion is available. At the same time, you can pay | clear the trek remaining amount with account department of NSA. Friendly environment is available to you may have several question and answer about the tour.

(Service Included: Trek details brief & meeting with other trekkers introduction trek guide)

Day 01Scenic drive to Syabru Besi (1,450 / 4,757ft) 8hrs bus journey overnight in lodgeStarting this marvelous trip Langtang Valley to Helambu via Ganja-La trekking, taking an early morning scenic drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi village around Rasuwa district of Langtang area, drive leads north passing interesting towns and farm villages, journey continues towards cooler area above mid hills leaving behind low land of rice terraces. On reaching the entrance of Langtang National Park in Dhunche 1,965m, a major town of Langtang area and Rasuwa district, after a short stop drive continues further downhill to our first overnight stop at Syabru Besi village.

(Service Included: Bus, Lunch, Dinner & Lodge Accommodation)

Day 02Trek to Lama Hotel (2,480m / 8,136ft) 5hrs walk overnight in lodgeMorning begins with our first day walk with a climb for few hours, then on gradual path through terraced farms and scattered villages, walk continues reaching a river side where the trail from Thulo Syabru meets with few teahouses and lodges, after a short rest here walk uphill through serene forested areas of tall rhododendron, oaks and pines trees entering a river gorge following Trisuli River upstream to Lama Hotel for overnight stop.

(Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Lodge Accommodation)

Day 03Lama hotel to Langtang village (3,541m / 11,617ft) 5hrs trek overnight in lodgeAfter a pleasant morning with the sound of river flowing, walk leads into a river gorge within dense woodland passing few small settlements and farms, the mid day walk reaches a nice place at Ghoretabla, the name means "Horse-Stable" in Nepali. After a nice break or lunch stop, afternoon walk leads to our overnight destination at Langtang village with few hours of good walk from Ghoretabela to Langtang village, this is a nice moderate size village with Bhotia’s and Tamang people, the native of Langtang region for hundreds of years. (The villages around was completely destroyed from the avalanche due to huge earthquakes of 25th April & 12th May 2015 and slowly returning back to normal life).

(Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Lodge Accommodation)

Day 04Langtang village to Kyanjin Gompa (3,910m/12,828ft) 4hrs trek overnight in lodgeA short walk today to Kyanjin Gompa of few hours as the walk enters a wide valley after leaving the tree lines and river gorge, morning walk follows a short steep hill where tree lines declines for short bushes of azalea (bush rhododendron), juniper and prickly burberry bushes, finally walk enters a wide path around glacial valley with splendid scenery of snowcapped mountains of Dorji Lakpa, Langtang Lirung, Tserko ri, Langshsisa and Naya Kanga or Ganja la peak. After a wonderful scenic walk ending at Kyanjin Gompa, a beautiful spot with wide beautiful valley and close views of Langtang Lirung glacier, ice fall just next to the lodges of Kyanjin. Kyanjin with an old small monastery located on a rocky moraine ridge top, Langtang valley a huge grazing areas for Yaks, and the place has a Yak Cheese Factory established three decades ago with Swiss assistance.

(Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Lodge Accommodation)

Day 05Rest day to explore around Kyanjin Gompa and hike to Tserku RiA rest day at Kyanjin for people who would like a hike up to hill top at Tserku Ri of 5,033m high. The climb to Tserku Ri leads to a steep climb offering glorious mountain views of central Himalayan range. Afternoon at leisure to enjoy rest with panorama of Chimsedang Lekh, Kangjal Himal, a ridge of peaks bordering the valley to the south, Naya Kanga 5,844m, super views of great mountains dominating Langtang valley, includes Ganchenpo 6,387m, Dorje Lakpa 6,990 m, Pemthang Karpo Ri 6,830m, Langtang Lirung 7,245m and across the northern boundary in Tibet rises the huge massive Shishapangma 8,046 m the last worlds 14th highest mountain.

(Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Lodge Accommodation)

Day 06Kyanjin Gompa to Ganja La Phedi (4,300m/14,107ft) 6hrs trek overnight in tent After a wonderful time at Kyanjin our real adventure starts following Langtang River and then uphill walk through rhododendron forests, climb leads to a steep path to reach a flat area of Ganja La phedi (base / bottom of the pass and hills) for first overnight camping of the adventure.

(Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Tent Accommodation)

Day 07Phedi to Ganja-La cross (5,122m/16, 804ft) trek to Keldang (4,250m) 7hrs overnight in tent An early morning start to cross and traverse over Ganja La pass, sometimes it could lead to a challenge when the pass is covered in deep snow, which happens most of the season, after a hard climb with views of surrounding mountains on reaching the top, then farewell to Langtang area, as the walk leads towards Helambu region with long downhill on icy trail to reach a small glacial pond at Keldang Kharka for overnight stop with overnight camping.

(Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Tent Accommodation)

Day 09Keldang to Dukpu or Yak Kharka (4,000m/13,123ft) 6hrs trek overnight in tent campAfter a tough trekking and climb of previous day, today will be a moderate and gradual walk following a ridge line, with few ups and downs reaching small grazing areas at Dukpu or Yak Kharka with few temporary shades and huts for overnight camps.

(Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Tent Accommodation)

Day 10Yak Kharka toTarkeghyang (2,550m/8,366ft) 4 hrs trek overnight in lodgeMorning walk leads to Tarkeghyang village with downhill at first and then climb a small pass of 4,100 m /13,451 ft high, with views of Ganesh, Langtang and Jugal Himal range. After a stop follow the path descending intok forest of pine, rhododendron trees to Tarkeghyang village for overnight stop in the comfort of nice homely lodge, with time for walk around oldest monastery of the area full of impressive Buddhist culture.

(Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Lodge Accommodation)

Day 11Tarkeghyan to Sermathang (2,693m/8,835ft) 4hrs trek overnight in lodgeEnjoying overnight stop at Tarkeghyang village with its friendly locals of Hyalmo tribes, morning our last day walk leads on pleasant path around unspoiled forested areas, with views of beautiful Helambu villages, walk continues passing chortens a prayer Buddhist monuments, following the trail with superb views of rolling green hills reaching at Shermathang village for the overnight stop, a nice village of Hyalmo ethnic tribes with time to visit the old monastery.

(Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Lodge Accommodation)

Day 12Drive back to Kathmandu with evening farewell dinnerMorning after last breakfast on the hills of Jugal Himal and Helambu area, then taking an exciting drive which leads downhill to Melamche Bazaar a busy town, and then on winding scenic road reaching warmer areas of Melamche Bazaar and finally back at Kathmandu, after an awesome time on Langtang Valley to Helambu via Ganja-La trekking, after checking into respective hotels with afternoon free at leisure and join in for farewell group dinner in a nice restaurant around Thamel area.

Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Farewell Dinner)

Departure Note

Our Ganjala pass group trek departs weekly from Kathmandu. Private treks can be arranged any time of the year. If our set departure dates are not convenient for you, you may choose alternate departures dates. Private treks are best suited for couples, families, work colleagues and small groups of friends. Customized itineraries are available as per your travel needs.

Start Date End Date Status Cost  
19 November, 2017 30 November, 2017 Available USD 1090 Book Now
25 November, 2017 06 December, 2017 Available USD 1090 Book Now
Start Date End Date Status Cost  
03 December, 2017 14 December, 2017 Available USD 1090 Book Now
10 December, 2017 21 December, 2017 Available USD 1090 Book Now
17 December, 2017 28 December, 2017 Available USD 1090 Book Now
23 December, 2017 03 January, 2018 Available USD 1090 Book Now

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About Nepal Visa:
Normally Nepal visas can be easily obtained from the Government of Nepal, Nepalese Embassy or Consulate office located in your country. If you have left your home country and/or you don't have time to visit the Embassy, you can get a visa from the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu on your arrival or from any other entry point in Nepal. Make sure to bring a few sets of your passport size photos. Visa fees are inexpensive.
Visa can also be obtained at the nearest Nepal Embassy or Diplomatic Mission. Visa can also be obtained (renewal purposes) at the Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan, Kathmandu. A valid passport and one passport -size photo with a light background is required. Immigration Department has not specified the size of the passport-size photo.

You can get a Nepal tourist visa in following places of Nepal:
Tribhuwan international airport (Kathmandu), Kakarvitta, Jhapa (Eastern Nepal), Birganj, Parsa (Central Nepal), Kodari, Sindhupalchowk (Northern Border, Belhiya, Bhairahawa (Rupandehi, Western Nepal), Jamuna, Nepalgunj (Banke, Mid Western Nepal), Mohana, Dhangadhi (Kailali, Far Western Nepan) Gaddachauki, Mahendranagar, Far Western Nepal).

Visa Facility Duration, Fees
Multiple Entry 15 Days US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple Entry 30 Days US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency
Multiple Entry 90 Days US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency
For a first visit in one visa year (January to December)  gratis visa for 30 days is available only for nationals of South Asian countries like Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. However, visa can be extended from the Immigration Department on payment of visa fee as specified above.
Indian nationals do not require visa to enter into Nepal.

Visa Extension:
Tourists can stay for a maximum of 150 days in a visa year (Jan 1 to Dec 31).
For further information, please contact
Department of Immigration
Kalikasthan, Kathmandu
Tel: 00977-1- 4429660 | 4438862 | 4438868 | 4433934
E-mail: mail@immi.gov.np.
Web site: www.immi.gov.np

Upon Arrival in Nepal:
When you arrive in Nepal at Tribhuvan International airport of Kathmandu, our staff will greet you then transfer to your hotel, evening we invite you welcome dinner. The next day you have a complete rest day or can join with our regular city sightseeing tours of UNESCO world heritage site or participate rock climbing training before heading to peak climbing. In the late afternoon we will review your trip itinerary with service outline, introduce you to your guide and help with the final preparation for your trek.

Accommodation in Kathmandu and Trek:
Your stay accommodation includes in Kathmandu at tourist standard hotels (attached bath, A/C, 24 hours running hot and cold shower) similar of 2-3 star standard hotel. During the trek your accommodation includes Mt. Lodge and local tea houses, but we do our best for providing the best available lodges on a twin- sharing basis, some tea house are basic with shared washing and toilet facilities. If you are trekking in a group join basis, you will share a room with someone else of the same gender from your group. If you prefer a single room in Kathmandu and trek you may indicate your preference on request and pay a single supplement cost. Contact us

Meals and Drinking Water:
In the city, only breakfast is included on the offered trip itinerary. During the trekking session full board meals are included (breakfast, Lunch and dinner with a cup of tea or coffee). We provide you food from the local tea house in Mt. Lodge en route chosen from a menu. Breakfast and dinner are to be provided from the same tea house we would, overnight, but lunch would be en route in between. Although the food is usually plentiful and delicious, you should be aware that the menu is not normally extensive due to the extreme locations. Most teahouses offer a variety of rice and noodle dishes, as well as soup and seasonal vegetable. A variety of cereals, bread and egg dishes are generally available for breakfast.
About the drinking water is very important while you are trekking on the high altitude we recommended should drink at least 3- 4 liters water a day, we provide filtered clean natural water with adding purification pills are included in our trip package. Beside of this, if you wish to drink sill packed mineral and boiled water you can buy en route the cost is extra payable.

Health and Fitness Required:
Our health is the most important part to travel and participate for trekking and hiking. If you do not have previous trekking experience is required, better you could do morning walking exercise or cycling till 1 month before you join any trekking, hiking, climbing and tour. If you have, it is a great plus point because this trekking is a non technical walk.
The highest height you will reach on this trip is over 5,122m from the sea level. The walk involves lots of ups and down, takes you through local village, farming lands, terraces and river side as long as you have strength of walking for 4- 6 hours a day, and you are qualified for the trek however you should be having a moderate health and faintness.
We strongly advise travelers to consult with your medical doctor before travelling and do the regular check up on your health and report us while booking a trip with us.

Our Experience Trekking Guides and Staff with Safety:
Nepal Himalayas Hikes take you on the remote region, it is very necessary that you are accompanied by the very experienced and qualified, equipped leader (guide) for that safe and successful trip. We Nepal Spirit Adventure employee the local trek guide and staff who are trained and qualified for the trip we worked on.
Easily he will share his local information, and provide advice on how to fill your free time as well as co- ordinate the day to day running of the tour, although occasionally he may need your understanding if things do not go according to plan. Our trek guides are fully trained and licensed by Nepal Government, certify from TAAN and Nepal Mountaineering Association.
All of our trekking and climbing guides are experienced from last 9- 10 years. We also provide training for our staff, thus attractive their work efficiency of your trip to supply the flexible needs of our peoples in the group joining basis trip from different countries, this doubly assures you that your trip is on the right and expert management.
Our guides are well known with all local castes and customs along the trails and will share with you many cultural insights that are not covered in any guide book. You will have many chances to learn Nepali phrases and other cultural aspects during your trek.
As we organize at every trek in Nepal, In group trek we provide one trek leader and one assistance leader on each additional two peoples on the trek- this arrangement would ensure that even if any of our guides/assistance guides, get sick or if any travelers gets sick and need to be back or delay the days of walking, it would still work smoothly and there would not be any problems with our original trek plan. Also, we provide each two trekker would have one Sherpa helper for carrying your trekking bags.

All of Nepal Spirit Adventure’s guides receive training in the following courses:
Trekking Guide Training and Licensed: Government of Nepal, Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation Department of Hotel Management and Tourism Training Centre
    Rock, Ice Climbing and Mountaineering (Climbing leaders): Nepal Mountaineering Association
    Eco Trekking Workshop and Adventure Meet: TAAN (Trekking Agents Association of Nepal
    Intensive Wilderness First Aid: Keep (Kathmandu Environmental Educational Project)
    English Language: KEEP
    Conservation and Biodiversity: TAAN

Carrying Porter:
Our porter are fully equipped and insured for each trip they are responsibility with us. As you know that we are very honest with the porter issues and their condition while on trek thus we make sure that our porter are fully prepared for the trip. We are closely working with the international porter Progress Association for the welfare and be fit for the tourists porters.
It is our company’s management system; the maximum load carried by our porter is 20 to 25 KG so be sure that your trekking bag is not loaded more 20 KG.

Travel Insurance:
Travel insurance is very necessary and you must be insured to join one of our trips. To be sufficiently protected in terms of insurance, you will need specialized travel insurance for participation in risky activities.
Your travel insurance policy must be covered emergency evacuation, trip injury, lost baggage, medical treatment and expenses, theft, liability is recommended. Make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking your stay in Nepal such as trekking and climbing including others trip.

Group Size:
We organize any route of Nepal trek with fix departure basis or private trip, the minimum group size would be two and maximum group size is ten or more on request. We can also organize private trip to solo person with single supplement cost. Else, join our estimated group departure dates available online, market or ask us with your personal suitable flexible dates, we will open group date on the same date.

Trekking Season:
Nepal has two best seasons to attempt this Ganjala pass trek, as this trip is a big trip for you, we always recommend you to come at the right time of the year as far as possible.
Trekking in Nepal is possible at any time of the year, depending on where you are going. In Nepal you can trek somewhere in any of the four seasons, but the most popular trekking seasons are autumn and spring. Nepal Spirit Adventure offers you to consider the following advice on the outstanding aspects of each season.

Autumn (September- October- November):
The autumn is one of the best seasons for trekking in Nepal's Himalaya region and offers excellent weather and outstanding mountain views, the weather is clear and we can pretty much guarantee fantastic mountain views and beautiful panoramas. This season is the peak trekking season in Nepal and you can also see many big Hindu festivals such as 15 days long Dashain, the biggest in Nepal, celebrating the triumph of good over evil, and shortly afterwards the 5 days of Tihar Dipawali.

Winter (December-January- February:
Winter is renowned for snowfall at higher elevations, the snowline descends considerably, and the weather is cold. So it is an ideal time for trekking at lower elevations below 3,000m in the foothills of Nepal with great views of the Himalayas, it can get cold at night and in the mornings, but during the day temperatures are mild when it is sunny.

Spring (March-April- May):
The spring is the best season for trekking in Nepal. Many people travel from different countries to Nepal in the spring as trekking is good in all regions. The meadows are in full bloom, which makes it a good time to discover the many varieties of wild flowers It’s also the time to see the rhododendron forests in full bloom that make the hillside above 4,000m an impressive and unforgettable paradise during this season. The weather is warmer at lower elevations and at the higher elevations over 4,000m visibility is excellent and temperature is quite moderate.

Summer (June-July- August):
During the summer trek is warm and sweaty in the wet summer months, and also constitutes the monsoon season, which can continue up to mid-September. Summer is a good time for the keen botanists and forest researchers as the higher valleys and meadows blossom with flowers and lush vegetation. It is not generally recommended to trek during the summer season except in the arid rain shadow areas like Upper Mustang, Dolpo and Kailash.
Everywhere else is in the grip of the monsoon, although the mornings are often clear for a few hours and you can expect beautiful sunrises, it rains almost every day, clouding over by mid morning, with frequent rain and occasional thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening. The advantages of trekking in the summer months are the uncrowded trails and reduced cold in the high mountain areas.

How to Book Your Trip with Us:
While you decided to book your Nepal trip with us choose your Nepal suitable holiday trip what we have gone through online product, write and ask the information or phone us on our phone number for the trip booking confirmation. To be very clear understanding about the trip services we have also an online trip booking option, you may go to that link, chose your trip and date and follow the instruction with information required and summit us.
Once your trip booking request reached to us, sincerely we will suggest you the final trip booking procedure with advance payment of the trip, Non-refundable deposit of 20 percentages (per person) is required to confirm a place on your selected adventure Nepal activities.

Please feel free to contact us in relation to any questions you may have regarding our trip booking process.

 

 

 

Trip Facts

Destination: Nepal

Trip Cost: $1090 Per Person

Trek/Tour Style: Tea-house & Camping

Activities: Trekking & Adventure

Accommodation: Lodge & Tent

Meals: Full Board During the Trekking

Transportation: Bus | Private Vehicle

Best Month: March- June & September - Dece

Group Size: 1 - 10 Persons in Group

Trip Total: 12 Days 11Nights

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