Ganja La Pass – Trekking In Nepal

Ganja La pass

Ganja La pass view from Tsergo Ri

The high pass Ganja la  lies towards the upper Langtang Valley in the Northern part of Nepal, combined with Helamabu trekking. It is is one of the challenging trekking in Nepal, that tests your physical fitness. A few organized camping groups go to Ganja La 5106m pass trekking in every year.

This trek starts from Kathmandu to Sybfrubesi by public bus or a private vehicle. You will experience an exciting trek to Langtang valley and to Kyanjin by walk. Along the way, in this trek, you will get to see and be a part of Tamang and Buddhist culture.

Enchanting views of the Langtang Lirung (7234m), Langtang Ri (7205m), and Langsisa range, along with many waterfalls, are sure to fill your heart with excitement.

The trek gets even more exciting once you reach Kyanjin Gomba. From here, you will hike towards Langtang Lirung base camp, Kyangjin Ri 4700m high and Tsergo Ri 5033. Although this trek could get tiresome, the energy refills when you witness the panoramic view of the mountains.

A day trek to Tsergo Ri 5033m is up-hill and can get pretty tiring. The trip gets even more exciting when you get to see beautiful Langtang Lirung, Langtang Ri, Ganjala chuli peak and pass,and Langshisa range, from the top.

Ganja La Pass Trekking trail:

Upon crossing the Langtang stream, comes an up-hill climb to Ngegang. You go even higher to the Ganja La (5106m) pass which sometimes is blocked trekking tail by snow. Along the way you will see prayer flags dancing to the rhythm of the wind. It offers spectacular view of the Mt. Langtang Lirung and Mt. Shisha Pangma 8013m (Tibet’s mountain). The journey gets little challenging with a slippery path on rocky hill, that requires fixed rope decent of 50m, sometime.

After you pass Ganja La, you will head towards Tarkeghyang (a famous spot for its monastery) and Sarmathang of Helambu region. The journey ends at Melamchi Bazar, from where you take a public bus to Kathmandu.

  • Trekking Facts
  • Itinerary
  • Cost
  • Enquiry
  • Trekking Gears
  • Trek Departure

Highlight of Ganja La Pass Trekking:
Duration: 11 nights and 12 days (two days by bus and 10 days trekking)
Trek Grade: Difficulty because of high altitude, up and down hill walk
Highest elevation Ganja La 5106m Pass
Best time: Mid of April - mid June and Mid September - November
Trek style: Camping organized
Ethnic groups: Majority of Tamang and Sherpas
Scenery: Mt. Langtang Lirung (7234 m), Bhimtang Ri, Yubra Himal, Gangchhempo, Naya Kang, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu I (8163m) and Dorje Lakpa
Note: Please inquiry for Ganja La pass trekking map.

Ganja La 5106m high pass trekking itienrary:
Day 1: International Airport pick up in Kathmandu.
Day 2: Trek briefing, preparation and visit Sawayambunath (Money Temple) in the afternoon.
Day 3: Kathmandu to Syafrubesi 1460m/6hrs by public bus or jeep 5-6hrs.(hotel)
Day 4: To Rimche/Lama Hotel 2450m/5-6hrs (Jungle walk along Langtang Khola, Views of honeys on rock clif and monkeys etc).(camping)
Day 5: Langtang Village 3436m/5hrs (Visit cultureal center and village in the afternoon)(camping).
Day 6: To Kyanjiing Gomba 3850m/4-5hrs (Visit Kyanjin Gomba (Buddist temple; common gethering place) and Yak cheese factory in the afternoon.(camping)
Day 7: A day hiking to Langtang Lirung Base Camp or Kyanjin Ri 4710m or Langsisa Kharka that on choice of client.(camping)
Day 8: Day hiking to Tsergo Ri 5033m.(camping)
Day 9: To High Camp 4040m/6hrs (Camping).
Day 10: To Ganja La 5106m high pass to Yangri Kharka 4390m/7-8hrs (Camping).
Day 11: To Dukpa 4040m/6hrs (Camping).
Day 12: To Tarke Ghyang 2600m/5hrs (Camping).
Day 13: To Shermathang 2590m/6hrs (Camping).
Day 14: To Melamchi Bazzar/Pul 4hrs and to Kathmandu by public bus.
Note:- Trek itinerary can be changed for interested side trips and extra for acclimatization.

We offer camping organized for Ganja La Pass Trekking. Please inquiry for cost.
Cost includes :
1) Airport pick up and departure.
2) Two nights accommodation (Standard double or twin bed room with breakfast) at 2* Hotel at Thamel (Tourist center)/Kathmandu. Note:- The accommodation in Kathmandu can arrange/book according to client choice Hotel type. The clients have to pay differences if needed.
3) Langtang National Park Trekking entry fess.
4) Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card (Trekking permit).
5) Kathmandu to Syafrubesi by public bus or jeep.
6) Camping meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with tea or coffee during the trekking days. Cook (chef) prepare hot and fresh Nepali, Indian, Tibetan and western meals daily.
7) Accommodation during the trekking days.
8) Nepali Staffs: An experience trek guide, cook (chef) and necessary porter.
9) Three times meals and daily salary for guide, cook and porter.
11) Insurance of guide, cook and porter.
12) Melachi Bazzar/Pul to Kathmandu by Public bus.
Cost does not include :
1) Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
2) Personal trekking equipment of clients.
3) Snack, Juice, Coca, Fanta, Sprite, Beer, Whisky, Boil and Mineral water during the trekking days.
4) Personal Insurance of clients such as medical, emergency evacuation (helicopter rescue USD6000-8000), flight and trek cancellation etc.
5) Expenses for personal nature: Hot showers, laundry, donations, museum entry fee, movie/film watching, postage, telephone calls and email/Internet etc.
6) Teahouse meals and accommodation while on trek.
7) Tips for staffs.
8) Sightseeing in Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan etc. (City tour guide and transportation can arrange on request of clients).
Note:- If you are looking teahouse + camping trek for Ganja La pass, please inquiry for cost.

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Equipments for Ganja La Pass Trekking:
We (organizer) supply Northface Tent with sleeping pad, 50m climbing rope, kitchen equipment, food and fuel from Kathmandu.
Waterproof trekking shoes and sleeping bag and some other good trekking stuff require for Ganja La Pass Trekking. We will be sent a detailed equipment list upon trip booking.
Note: We have sleeping bag and down jacket renting facilities for our clients. It is cost USD1 for per sleeping bag and down jacket per day.

Upcoming Trip Departure for Ganja La Pass Trekking:
Trip Departure Date: We arrange fixed group departure on client's request.
Trip Booking Available: Book this trip now as guide, cook and necessary porter service and good quality camping equipment are available.