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Ganja la pass is one of the adventurous Himalayan passes with a high of 5132 m. In this trek trekkers can enjoy Buddhist culture and tradition. Beautiful Himalayan sightseeing as well as beautiful Buddhist monastery can be seen on the way.
The route from Kyanjin Gompa in Langtang to Tarke Gyang in Helambu crossing 5106m begins Ganja La Pass trekking. Crossing the Langtang Khola below KyanjinGompa, the trail makes a steep climb along the ridge on the south side of the valley through a forest of rhododendron and juniper. Ganja La trail continues south, following streams and moraines and climbing steeply towards the pass. The views to the north from the pass, of Langtang Lirung and the snow peaks in Tibet, including Shisha Pangma at 8013m, are outstanding .
Highlights of the Trekking
Charming spot Chisapani, Tharepati for the Himalayan scenery, spectacular sunrise and sunset, monasteries, different community with majority of Tamang, Gurung, Sherpa people.
Trekking Destination : Gonjala pass
Group Size : Min - 1
Minimum altitude : 1385m.
Maximum altitude : 5360m
Grade : Hard
Season : Spring & Autumn
Accommodation : Lodge and Tented Camp
Duration : 11 days
Entry : Sundarijal
Exit : Melamchi Pul
Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu.
Welcome and receive from airport and transfer to Hotel. Introductory program and briefing about the trip.
Day 02 : Kathmandu City Tour
Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley which offers you the visits to many historical and architectural monuments, Temples and Stupas. Preparation for trek.
Day 03 : Kathmandu to Sybru Bensi
Drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi which takes about nine hours by private vehicle. You head north out of Kathmandu driving through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Syabru Besi passing through Dhunche.
Day 04 : Syabru Besi to Lama Hotel
Today, the first part of the trail crosses through Bhote Koshi and follows the Langtang Khola. This trail gradually ascents up to Bamboo passing through the Landslide. Afterwards, your trek ascends gently to Rimche (2400 meters) through Bamboo (1960 meters) which lies at the bank of Langtang Khola. You can have lunch at this place if you like at the end your trail is level to Lama Hotel. En route you could see red pandas, monkeys and bears if your lucky. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 05 : Lama Hotel to Langtang Village
The trek route follows Gumanechok, Ghoda Tabela literally it means the Horse Stable. After the trail is slightly gradual providing beautiful valley views with the grazing Yaks. Langtang village is very local and old along this trekking route. The view from here is more spectacular as we are getting closer to the mountains. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 06 : Langtang Village to Kyanjin Gompa
Today is a shorter walk but enough for acclimatization. The surroundings are interesting because of the famous Cheese factory. This is the beautiful valley in the lap of the Langtang Lirung and other around. This is the place to explore the valley and lots of small peaks to climb. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 07 : Kyanjin Gompa – Rest Day
Today is a day to rest and explore the area. You can visit the monastery and cheese factory, walk up the moraine to see the spectacular ice faces and tumbling glaciers of Langtang Lirung or ascend Kyangjin Ri (4350 meters) which is highest point of this trek, directly behind the village, for a breath-taking panorama of the Langtang peaks. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 08 : Kyanging Gompa to Ngegang
Here you can not see any villages. The trail goes on ascending and the area is covered with few natural vegetation. Since there are no lodges available. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 09 : Ngegang to Keldang via Ganja La
Today is comparatively strenuous as you need to cross the Ganja la pass over 5200 meters. On the Ganja la pass, you can find it covered with snowy ice most of the times through out the year. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 10 : Keldang to Dukpu
A long day walking along the ridge, grassland, with amazing views of Mountains. Your camping site will be inside the forest. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 11 : Dukpu to Tarkeghyang
Trail descends about 200mtrs, climb the 4100meters pass. Views from Pass are spectacular towards the Annapurna Region and Mt. Everest region as well. From the pass the trail descends through pine forest, rhododendron forest past tiny herder's to the settlement of Tarkeghyang. You can visit one of the oldest Buddhist monastery and Sherpa villages. These villages are well settled where friendly and cheerful natured people inhabit. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 12 : Tarkeghyang Rest day and exploring the valley
Day 13 : Tarkeghyang to Shermathang
This day the trail is quite easy through flat land with beautiful forests along the way. You trek on crossing some small streams. A beautiful village half way to Shermathang. Shermathang is another pretty Sherpa village where you can visit many ancient monasteries and also see Jugal Himal range at the north face of Shermathang village. Overnight at tented camp.
Day 14 : Shermathang to Melamchi Pul Bazaar
The trail gradually descends all the way to Melamchi Pul Bazaar through meadows and cultivated fields. Along the way, you come across several old villages with their own particular traditions. Walking today is quite pleasant with mountain views and interacting with friendly local people.
Day 15 : Melamchi Pul Bazaar to Kathmandu
After breakfast you travel along a bumpy gravel path up to Lamidanda and then follow the pitched road up to Kathmandu.
Day 16: As per you flight time, transfer to airport and bid farewell. Fly to your next destination with beautiful memories of your Nepal trip.
1. Accommodation in Kathmandu and in Pokhara on Bed and Breakfast basis as per the itinerary
2. Kathmandu city tour as per the itinerary by private car/van
3. All entry fees to monumental zones in Kathmandu city tour
4. Langtang Conservation Area Trekking permit
5. Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) registration fee
6. Land transportation from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi and from Melamchi to Kathmandu by Private Land cruiser
7. Accommodation in tented camp during the trek
8. Three meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) a day during the trek
9. Trekking camping equipments (tent, mattress, pillow, dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, shower tent, table with chairs, all kitchen gears/utensils
10. Qualified and experienced trekking guide, cook, sherpas and porters services
11. Transportation, accommodation, meals, allowance, equipment and insurance for trekking staffs
12. All the official paper works and all the applicable government taxes
13. Sleeping bag, down jacket and rucksack if required.
(Airport pick-up and drop-off are complimentary services)
1. Nepal visa fee
2. International Airfare to and from Kathmandu
3. Hotel in Kathmandu
4. Excess baggage charges
5. Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
6. Travel and rescue insurance
7. Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, Hot and cold drinks, shower etc)
8. Tips for guides and porters
Note: All the trekking itineraries are flexible and can be revised in order to best meet your requirements i.e. your time, interests etc. Hence, please suggest us your preferences so that we can prepare the program accordingly and quote the price for the same. You are kindly requested to always feel free to contact us for any information that you require. Your queries are always welcomed and we will be privileged to furnish you with the required information.