The Ganjala pass trek is one of the most challenging passes in Nepal. ganjala pass trek wedge in the Himalaya is situated at an altitude of 5160m. Our Langtang trek takes you over this pass as you make your way south from Langtang village which lies at 3500m and where the national park headquarters is located. The route from Gyang in Helambu, require crossing the 5106m Ganja La. The pass is blocked by snow, so local inquiries about its condition , good equipment and mountaineering experience are necessary for safe crossing.
The Helambu village excludes a Tibetan feel and you will see fields enclosed by stone walls as well as herds of yaks, the most important animal for the people here. From Tarke Gyang, we descend to Melamchi Khola before climbing to Pati Bhyanjyang, then trek down to Sundarijal, from here we drive back to Kathmandu.
Arrive Kathmandu Airport, Our office representative awaiting you in front of arrival lounge showing yours name Card, transfer to Hotel, we offer complimentary dinner at Hotel 7-8 pm, meet other participants to discuss about trip, Hotel B&B.
After BF, Explore Culture tour in Kathmandu, that is includes Boudhanath Stupa perhaps biggest in world's, Monastery, Pashupatinath Temple, Hindu's holiest temple and Patan Durbar Square and Swoyambu nath Stupa situated on hillock of Kathmandu from entire Kathmandu Visible and amazing Stupa with its beautiful arts. Hotel B&B.
Drive, Kathmandu to Dhunche, Camp. Drive offers beautiful views of Himalayas, small isolated villages, River gorges, water falls, dense forest, rice terraced field and where peoples are working, plough. Camp.
his is our first day of trekking today. Follow the Langtang Khola River. Pass through the dense forests. Cross several suspension bridges. We also pass by a tea houses. The trail goes up and down but it's not that challenging.
Today after breakfast, we start our trekking day towards the village of Mundu. Our trail continues along dense forests. After making a steady climb up through the valley, we leave the tree line behind us. Enjoy the marvelous views of Langtang Lirung. On the way to Mundu, you will also pass the Langtang Village, which was severely affected the the earthquake last year. Langtang Valley alone lost 400 lives, flooded away by an earthquake-triggered avalanche, destroying an entire village and infrastructures. We also see the ruins of Langtang Village, where life is slowing building back and a few tea-houses are reopened.
After breakfast, we will start our journey to Kyangjin Gompa, a principal monastery of the region. You will pass by water mills, prayer wheels, chortens, with sacred mounds of rocks with inscriptions carved on them. Also pass the largest mani wall in Nepal, made from stone with prayers written on them. The prayers written on the mani wall is supposed to be blown away by the wind. After the short trek, you will spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the buddhist shrine and surrounding areas with the amazing views of the mountains.
After taking morning tea and breakfast,we get out of the village and pass on through yak pastures and start for visiting to Tserko Ri (5000m/16,404ft) for mountain sunrise views. Since, we are really getting into the high altitudes, you might start feeling the thin air. In the afternoon return to Kanjin Gompa- surrounded by the Himalayas all around. You can take a walk around Kanjin Gompa enjoying the views, glaciers, icefalls, birds and yaks.
Taking today's breakfast, we embark on our today's journey to Ganja La Phedi. Cross the Langtang River. Ascend through rhododendron forests. Since, we're already in high altitude, the time for getting to our destination also depends upon the season of the trek. Since, during the winter snow, it might take longer time to cross the snow strewn path.
Today we cross the Ganja La pass. It'd be a strenuous day since Ganja La is one of the difficult passes. Ganja la pass is covered with snow almost throughout the year. Make the long ascent through the boulders, pass the small lakes, and summit the Ganja La which situated on a rocky moraine. Enjoy the spectacular views from the pass. Climbing up and down the pass can sometimes be tricky due to snowfall and ice. From the pass, we descend down to Keldang.
Trek from Keldang to Yak Kharka. From Keldang, we descend further down following a prominent ridge line. In our 5-6 hrs trek today, we continue losing our altitude through forests, ridges, and grasslands.
Today, we lose altitude considereably, about 1500 meters. The trail would be similar, except that as you descend lower, you will notice more vegetation.
We cross small forest with the view of beautiful village of Helembu region. The trail makes a sweep around the wide valley end between Parachin and the pretty Sharpa village of Gangyul. The people of this village practice Drukpa Kagyu Buddhism, the same as the national religion of Bhutan.
On our final day of the trek, we walk down to Malemchi Pul Bazaar with many Sherpa village. From the Bazaar, catch a bus to Katmandu. To celebrate the successful completion of our journey, we will have a farewell dinner in the evening. Overnight in Kathmandu.
Today the journey comes to an end. There's nothing to do but trade emails with your new friends, organize all your photos and finally depart from Nepal. If departing, you'll be transferred to the International Airport for your departure flight to your onwards destination. Or get ready for the next adventure.
Airport pick-up and drop off services
All Necessary Permit and Conservation Fees
Experienced trekking Guide & Porter (02 tourist's luggage: 01 porter)
All Necessary land transportations by tourist/Local Bus, Car & Taxi.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner during all trekking days.
Rescue arrangement incase of Emergency.
All official charge and government taxes.
First Aid box.
Necessary entrey fee for Kathmandu sight seeing with tour guide.
Nepalese visa fee
International airfare to and from Kathmandu
Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
Travel and rescue insurance
Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc
Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)
Beverage Items such as Coca, Bear, Whiskey, Mineral water etc.
Name: Langtang Ganjala Pass Trek
Grade: Medium to hard
Trek Start: Dhunche
Trek End: Melamchi
Scheduled duration: 14 Day
Best Seasons: Sept-Dec, Feb-June
Type: Tea House (camping on request)
Walking hour: 4-6 hours a day (depends on the trail)