Langtang Valley GanjaLa Pass Trek - 14 Days

Trip Facts

  • Jeep-Car
  • 1 to 8
  • 5100 meter / 16728 feet
  • Hotel-Tea House
  • Active
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • Autumn (March to May) & Autumn (Aug to Nov)
  • In Person
  • High Pass Trek
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • English/Chinese/Hindi
  • 14
  • 75

Off the beaten trail  of Langtang region which connects Langtang valley and Helambu valley with involvement of a little bit of ice and Snow walking; Langtang Valley GanjaLa Pass Trek is an ultimate adventure of Langtang region trek. This itinerary for Langtang region trekking can be considered less popular trekking trail in Nepal.

Relatively small high pass of 5105m “Ganja lapass” connects Langtang Valley and Helambu trekking region.

Ganja La Pass trekking is suitable for those people who are seeking for thrill & adventure trekking to the unknown destinations. If you love adventure and want to explore the less explored part of the Nepali mountains, Langtang Valley GanjaLa Pass Trek can be a good choice for your Nepal trekking adventure holiday.

Cuture & People

Trekking trail walks through famous as Sherpa settlement, national park, dense forest, high hills and tall mountain passes.

Sherpa here are same tribes as Sherpa, as from Everest region. And their history written from centuries ago reminds of Tibetan people on this local village of Langtang. Another interesting village of Ganja La Pass Trek route is Tarke Ghyang village. This village has a Buddhist temple built many years ago in Tibetan architect. This Monastery is believed to be built by Tibetan Lama.

As Langtang valley side of Langtang Valley GanjaLa Pass Trek route is very close to Tibetan boarder – cultural practice of this region is highly influenced by Tibetans. One of the present trading route or Nepal China Boarder is where we start our Langtang Valley GanjaLa Pass Trek.

Langtang used to be centuries old trading route from China to Nepal and the western world.

Attraction of Langtang Valley GanjaLa Pass Trek

Langtang Valley with Ganja La Pass Trek reflects a clear history of relation between Nepali cultures with Tibetan and relates life of people with each-other.

Apart from the cultural part, we can explore all the Himalayan range of both Helambu region as well as Langtang region. As Ganja la pass trekking route passes along Langtang valley trekking trail, 360 degree view of Himalaya can be witnessed even before the pass.

Aprt from the Ganja la top, view point like Tshergu ri or Kyanjing village has complete panoramic view of the mountain from the Langtang range. Langtang Valley GanjaLa Pass Trek route follows the trekking trail along the Langtang river valley (till Ganja la Phedi) before crossing over the Ganja La pass.

So, all of the mountains of Langtang range are not just seen but very close. Mt Langtang Lirun, Mt Dorje Lakpa, Mt Yubra are some of the mountain which can be seen from the region.

However, from the top of the pass, we can see mountains from Everest, Annapurna, Ganesh Himal region & few mountains from Manaslu region.

The suggested Itinerary for Langtang Valley GanjaLa Pass Trek can be customized on your need.


High pass of Langtang region offers an adventure to trek across the mountain range of Langtang, walking just below Ganja la peak. Trekking over Ganja la pass includes some wild moments and explores adventurous mountain beauty of the region.

Trekking to Langtang with ganja la pass can be a complete adventures in the region – connection both Langtang as well as Helambu region.

Major Attraction of Ganja La Pass Trek in Langtang

  • Challenging trail with a little bit of ice climbing and snow walking
  • High pass of 5105m - “Ganja lapass”
  • Historic village "Tarke Ghyang"
  • Buddhist temple in Tibetan Architecture
  • Excursion of culture and tradition influenced by Tibetian Community
  • Panoramic views of the Himalayas from "Tshergu ri" or "Kyanjing village" view-point
  • Majestic views of Mt Langtang Lirun, Mt Dorje Lakpa, Mt Yubra
  • Mountains from Everest region and some mountains from Manaslu region are also seen from top of 'larkey pass'
  • Remote wilderness
  • Sightseeing of UNESCO world heritage sites inside Kathmandu Valley

Langtang Valley with Ganja La Pass Trek Itinerary

Day 1

• Altitude – 1380 meters
• Time – 30 minutes hotel transfer time
• Activity – Relax at hotel

Welcome to Nepal. Arrival at Tribhuwan international airport (1380m) our company representative will assist you and transfer to Hotel. S/he will let you know the meeting time for Langtang valley with Ganja La Pass trekking briefing.

Day 2
UNESCO world Heritage Sightseeing tour

• Altitude – 1380 meters
• Special – Kathmandu city tour
• Time – Full day
• Activity – Sightseeing of UNESCO world heritage sites

Kathmandu sightseeing with local tour guide in A/C car (Pasupatinath, Buddhanath, monkey temple and Kathmandu durbar square), it will last for whole day. Our guide will take you to those places where tourist does not go in general; we will try to add extra value on our service. Please feel free if you have any preference. Afternoon, last minute Preparation for Ganja la pass trekking.

Day 3
Drive from Kathmandu to SyabruBensi (1450m); 6-8 hours

• Altitude – 1450 meters
• Special – Scenic view during drive
• Time – 6/8 hours
• Activity – Travelling in bus

Today we will be in the jeep or bus, the entire day for our Ganja la pass adventure. Traveling to Syaprubensi is about 8 hours but the road condition and weather makes the schedule more or less, sometimes.

Day 4
Trek from SyabruBensi to Lama Hotel (2480m); 7 hours

• Altitude – 2480 meters
• Special – diverse landscapes and greenery
• Time – 7 hours
• Activity – Walking by the side of river

Today’s walk is gentle with little ups and downs, While walking on different terrain of land, looking at natural formation of pristine landscape will certainly make your day worthy. From today till the last day of the trekking you will explore village, stay at the local owned tea houses. There will be menu at every eating places from which you will be choosing your lunch dinner and breakfast, which i included if you buy our normal package.

Day 5
Hike from Lama Hotel to Langtang (3540m); 6 hours

• Altitude – 3540 meters
• Special – Enter inside Langtang National park
• Time – 6 hours
• Activity – Walking through jungle

After breakfast inside the jungle, we get to have our lunch at no tree line. Trekking today passes through the dense jungle of pine trees and Rhododendron. We will pass by a check point at the national park entrance, Langtang national park. Overnight at Langtang village which was heavily destroyed by earthquake 2015, but most of it is rebuilt.

Day 6
Trekking form Langtang to KyanjinGompa (3900m); 4 hours

• Altitude – 3900 meters
• Special – View of mountains
• Time – 4 hours
• Activity – Trekking

Kyanjing is the last village before the ganja la pass. This village looks unreal, literally in between the towering mountains. Once we get to the manne wall after leaving Langtang village, stunning view of mountain all around our head glow happiness while trekking.
Walk is easy with really gradual ascent. Make sure you drink enough as you will be walking above 3000 meters for the entire day. Drinking more hydrates your body and symptoms of AMS won’t bother.

Day 7
Acclimatization, Rest and explore day at Kyanjin Gompa

• Altitude – 4983 meters
• Special – Kyanjing ri or Tsergu Ri
• Time – 45 minutes/1 hour hike
• Activity – short hike

People climb up Tseru Ri or Kyajing Ri for the 360 degree view of the surrounding mountain. Some also go for Langsisa kharka hike, choice is better if you climb to one of the high hill, get the view and acclimatize. This article comparing Tserguri climb or Kyanjing ri climb might help you to decide, though your guide will take care of these stuff in site.
During this day trekkers can hike up to KyanjinRi or TsekuRi for superb Himalayan scenery of Langtang Lirung (7245m), Ganesh Himal (7406m), Nayakhanga (5846m) , DorjeLakpa (6988m), Gaurishanker (7145m), Gangchenpo (6387 m), Yala peak (5500m) or hike to Langtang Lirung base camp (choice is yours, looking at the climate).

Day 8
Kyanjin Gompa – Ngegang (also famous as Ganja La Phedi) (4150m); 5 hours

• Altitude – 4150 meters
• Special – View of mountains
• Time – 5 hours hike
• Activity – Trekking

Kyanjing gompa is the last village of Langtang valley trekking but for Ganja la pass, langtang trekking route goes further from this village. We will walk toward the wide open river valley, this river side is the starting point of Langtang River we have walked from the first day of Langtang trekking.
We walk for around 5 hours to get to the base camp of Ganjala pass. Ganja la pass trekking appreciates a little bit of climbing preparation. Thus our climbing guide will teach you the basic technique of ice climbing in the evening. Basic knowledge of harness, carabineer and ice axe will be appreciated by your guide but do not worry; he will tell you all the idea you need for tomorrow. Overnight at the local tea house at Ngegang or Ganja la pass basecamp, word phedi is Nepali translation of basecamp.

Day 9
Ganja La Phedi – Keldang(4420) after Crossing the Ganja La pass(5105m); 7 hours

• Altitude – 5105/4420 meters
• Special – Ganja la pass
• Time – 7 hours trek
• Activity – walking through crossing ganja la pass

Early in the morning guide will lead you over the Ganja la pass. Guide will walk in the front line and fix the rope, if needed. If the ice is not unusual the climb is not hard as you would imagine. If you have previous experience of doing chola pass trekking in Nepal Everest base camp region, ganja la pass could be somehow similar walk.
You safety is our major concern, please follow the instruction of climbing guide and make it over the Ganja La pass. After crossing pass above 5105 meters above sea level we get to the village called Keldang and spend the night at the local tea house.

Day 10
Keldang to Yak Kharka (4020m); 6 hours

• Altitude – 4020 meters
• Special – Yak grazing area
• Time – 6 hours
• Activity – Walking through jungle and yak grazing area

After breakfast at the local teahouse of Keldang village we will trek towards Yakkharka. After walking through the jungle and Yak grazing area we get to Yakkharka. Overnight at the local guest house of Yak Kharka

Day 11
Yak Kharka to TarkeGhang(2600m); 5 hours

• Altitude – 2600 meters
• Special – View of Annapurna and Everest mountain range
• Time – 5 hours hike
• Activity – Walking through pine forest

After trekking over the pass of 4100meters we will get the great view of Annapurna and Everest mountain range. This small pass has a picturesque view of the mountains and the outstanding landscape. After the great view we will descend more and walk through the pine forest and see few barren, wide open landscapes before getting to Tarke Ghang.
Tarkeghang village of Langtang trekking region is one of the oldest Sherpa villages. Like other Sherpa village of Langtang region, Trakeghang has an old monastery and village with simple lifestyle of Nepali and a good example of Himalayas Sherpa people. Overnight at the local guest house

Day 12
Trek from TarkeGhang to Shermanthang(2590m); 5 hours

• Altitude – 2590 meters
• Special – Indulge Sherpa settlement
• Time – 5 hours
• Activity – Walking through villages

After breakfast at the beautiful and historic village of Tarkeghang we will walk through other numerous villages before getting to another big Sherpa settlement Shermanthang. Inspiring simplicity of life is today’s achievement. We will trek through the villages, nature and people who will look simple and their simple life in the Himalaya might be an inspiration.

Day 13
From Shermanthang to Melamchi (1340m) and drive to Kathmandu; 2 hours hiking

• Altitude – 1340 meters
• Special – Villages and scenic view
• Time – 2 hour hike and 3 hours drive
• Activity – Hiking and travelling in bus

Trekking from Shermanthan starts after the breakfast at the local tea house. Trekking towards the Melamchi passes by numerous villages, and greets many people on the trekking trail. Today the trekking will witness the villagers working in their farm and traditional houses and simplicity of life in the Helambu region.
Today Langtang valley Ganjala Pass trek ends with all the memories of hard days and life long memories. Nepalgram adventure team will always thank you for this adventure together. For your information we did started trekking from the Langtang region of Nepal Himalaya and ending it in Helambu region. Melamchi bazaar is the gateway to the Helambu trekking trail. Overnight, have fun and relax at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 14

• Time – 30 minutes airport transfer time
• Activity – Flying back to origin

Our vehicle will drop you to Tribhuwan international airport for onward destination. We are proud to be your travel partner. Have a safe travel.

Cost of Langtang Valley with Ganja La Pass Trek-General Inclusions

  • Airport pickup and drop by private car or micro bus (depending on group Size).
  • Transportation to and from trek (start and end) point.
  • 3 nights Standard Hotel in Kathmandu (according to the itinerary), B/B (bed and breakfast)
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during the trekking and fresh fruits every night after dinner.
  • All accommodations during the trek.
  • All necessary paper works, entry permit & Langtang national park entrance fee.
  • Fluent English speaking and trained, Government license holder guide including all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance during the trekking and tour.
  • A helpful porter with proper equipment (one porter for two people)
  • Kathmandu sightseeing entrance fees
  • Added Value - (1) Dawn sleeping bag, Dawn Jacket to be returned after the trek (2) Waterproof duffel Bag, Walking Poles, quick dry T-shirt, Cap - to take away (3) Oxymeter to check your oxygen saturation and Heart beat with medical kit box carried by Guide (4) Satellite Phone for extremely remote destination
  • Guided city tour of Kathmandu; includes 4 destination

Cost of Langtang Valley with Ganja La Pass Trek-General Exclusions

  • Your Travel and medical insurance for emergency, we will assist you for the arrangement
  • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic hot and cold drinks.
  • Tips for the guide, porter and driver (Tipping is expected).

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Langtang Valley GanjaLa Pass Trek
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Trip Info of Langtang Valley Ganja La Pass Trek

  • Jeep-Car
  • 1 to 8
  • 5100 meter / 16728 feet
  • Hotel-Tea House
  • Active
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • Autumn (March to May) & Autumn (Aug to Nov)
  • In Person
  • High Pass Trek
  • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
  • English/Chinese/Hindi
  • 14
  • 75



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