Ganja La Pass Trek

Ganja La Pass Trek is one of the challenging trekking destinations in the Langtang region which is located in the north part of Kathmandu valley. The trail climbs gradually through the Langtang Khola and passes the dense cluster of bamboo, maple, oak, and pine. These treks are adventurous and unique than other trekking in the Langtang region. During the time of trekking, we will have an opportunity to see the wonderful views of the mountain, beautiful landscapes, and awesome natural scenery. On the way, we will have to see the old monastery on the route while doing trekking. We can get glorious views of the villages and the pristine Himalayas as well. The trek itself passes through gorgeous rhododendron and bamboo forest with magnificent vistas of snow-capped mountains. At the time of trekking, we will pass through the Tamang village. We will have a chance to know about the culture, traditions, and lifestyle of Tamang people who are the local inhabitant. This route is also known as the closest trekking destination from Kathmandu valley. The trek passes through pristine countryside and flora and fauna, as well as yak pastures and the trek is on the journey to the wilderness Himalayan it one of the wildest trekking in Nepal.

Ganja La Pass Trek is a serious undertaking and requires the use of some technical equipment and an experienced guide. The trekking begins from Sybrubesi after 8 to 9 hours scenic drive from Kathmandu valley. This trek combines a unique and one of the best trekking trails in the Langtang Himalayan region. This region offers an opportunity to explore ethnic villages, the oldest monasteries, a small peak, and glacier at comfortably low elevations. During the time of trekking, we have a great chance to see the wonderful views of the mountain which includes Langtang Lirung, Gang Chhenpo, Naya Kangri, Yala Peak, and many other popular mountains of this route. We will enter the Langtang national park which is known for the home of many rare birds, animals, flora, and fauna. Most of the people in this route are influenced by Tibetan Buddhism. And the area of this route is not so well developed but the natural beauty of this land makes your journey more enjoyable and unforgettable and the warm welcome by the Tamang people which makes more memorable. For the trekking, the perfect time also needed and the perfect season for trekking February to May and September to December.

Outline itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02: Drive to Syabrubesi (1,550m) 7 hrs

Day 03: Heading to Lama Hotel (2,380m) 6 hrs

Day 04: Heading to Mundu (3543m) 6-7 hrs

Day 05: Heading to Kyangjin Gompa (3,870m) 3 hrs

Day 06: Rest day in Kyangjin Gompa

Day 07: Heading to Ganja La Phedi (4300m) 5-6 hrs

Day 08: Cross the Ganja La pass (5122m) and heading to Keldang (4250m) 6-7 hrs

Day 09: Heading to Yak Kharka (4000m) 5/6 hrs

Day 10: Heading to Tarke Gyang (2,590m) 5/6 hrs

Day 11: Heading to Sermathang (2,610m) 3/4 hr

Day 12: Heading to Malemchi Pul Bazaar and Drive to Kathmandu 3-4 hrs

Day 13: Final departure

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

When you will land in the international airport in Kathmandu then there will one person from our company to take-off you. You will directly drive towards the hotel to check out. At night you will meet your guide and counsel about the trip. And have our dinner.      

Day 02: Drive to Syabrubesi (1,550m) 7 hrs

Upon morning breakfast, we will slowly drive towards Syabrubesi. On the route, we have an opportunity to see the wonderful views of the mountain, and the lush forest of rhododendron. Before reaching Syabrubesi, we can get an opportunity to explore around the Chilime Hydropower winch is under the hills and spend one night in this wonderful Sherpa land.

Day 03: Heading to Lama Hotel (2,380m) 6 hrs

Today is the first-day walking trekking in the Langtang region where we walk from Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel. The suspension bridges the trails gradually ascend up to bamboo passing by the landslide. We have our lunch on the way then after slowly move towards Lama Hotel where we will spend one night.

Day 04: Heading to Mundu (3543m) 6-7 hrs

The day starts with a gentle climb. We will pass through the lush forest of rhododendron, oak, and we will have an opportunity to see the animals like Langur, red panda, and Himalayan black bears etch before reaching Mundu where we will spend one night.

Day 05: Heading to Kyangjin Gompa (3,870m) 3 hrs

The trail winds through the village and climbs ridge topped by a large Chorten and then climbs gradually past an impressive Mani wall. After 3 hours walking we will reach our destination and first of all will check out the hotel and explore all around the valley and spend overnight.

Day 06: Rest day in Kyangjin Gompa

This day is for the rest day that’s why we don’t start our trekking. Early in the morning after wake up, we will have our breakfast then after we will explore all around the Kyangjin Gompa. At this day, we will explore villages and get an opportunity to spend some time in the monastery which feels better and mental makeup for further trekking or journey.

Day 07: Heading to Ganja La Phedi (4300m) 5-6 hrs

The path makes a final steep ascent to the pass and the trail descends steeply and enters the Yangri Khola valley. We will have an opportunity to explore the beautiful valley of the route. We will pass through the lush forest, beautiful valley, and get an opportunity to see the wonderful views of the mountain.

Day 08: Cross the Ganja La pass and heading to Keldang (5122m) 6-7 hrs

In the early morning around 4o clock, we will start our trekking. Today we will start our trekking too early because today we will cross Ganja La pass. After crossing Ganja la pass, we will have our lunch then after we will slowly move towards Keldang where we will spend one night.

Day 09: Heading to Yak Kharka (4000m) 5/6 hrs

We descend further down following a prominent ridgeline. The trail passes through pine, oak, and rhododendron forest. We will also pass through many suspension bridges before reaching Yak Kharka where we will spend one night.

Day 10: Heading to Tarkegyang (2,590m) 5/6 hrs

This trail passes a Stupa and crosses small steam below Tarkeghyang. After 5 to 6 hours walking we will reach our destination and first of all will check out the hotel and explore all around the valley and spend overnight.

Day 11: Heading to Sermathang (2,610m) 3/4 hr

Today the trail passes by the beautiful village, Chorten, and Monastery. It takes almost 3 to 4 hours to reach Sermathang from Tarkeghyang. After reach in Sermathang, first of all, we will check out the hotel then after we will explore all over the valley and spend the wonderful night.

Day 12: Heading to Malemchi Pul Bazaar and Drive to Kathmandu 3-4 hrs

Early in the morning after having breakfast we will walk towards Melamchi Bazaar. After reach in Melamchi Bazaar, we will have our lunch then after slowly drive towards Kathmandu valley. Upon reach in Kathmandu valley, first of all, we will check out the hotel and spend some time around the Thamel Bazaar and spend one night in this wonderful valley.

Day 13: Final departure

We will drop you towards the international airport with the hope that you have a wonderful day in our small country. Your safe journey with beautiful and adventure days in Nepal and also hoping that this will not the last chance to serve you and you will give another chance to serve you.