Ganjala Pass Trekking

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Trip Overview


The Ganjala Pass Trekking is a thrilling adventure that takes you through the breathtaking landscapes of the Langtang region in Nepal. With an elevation of 5,106 meters, the Ganjala Pass also offers a challenging yet rewarding experience for trekkers seeking an off-the-beaten-path journey. The trek starts in Syabrubesi, a picturesque village located at the gateway to the Langtang Valley. From there, you embark on a scenic trail that winds through lush forests, cascading waterfalls, and charming traditional villages. The trail also gradually ascends, offering stunning views of snow-capped peaks and the Langtang Lirung glacier. As you trek deeper into the Langtang Valley, you encounter diverse flora and fauna, including rhododendron forests, bamboo groves, and rare Himalayan wildlife such as red pandas and musk deer. The local Tamang and Sherpa communities warmly welcome trekkers, providing a glimpse into their unique culture, traditions, and way of life. The highlight of the Ganjala Pass Trek is, of course, the crossing of the Ganjala Pass itself. This section requires a good level of physical fitness and mountaineering skills, as you navigate steep slopes, icy terrain, and rocky ridges. However, the effort is well worth it when you reach the pass's summit, where you are rewarded with panoramic views of the Langtang and Ganesh Himalayan ranges. Descending from the pass, the trail leads to the tranquil Helambu region, famous for its scenic beauty and serene landscapes. You pass through quaint villages, terraced fields, and ancient monasteries, immersing yourself in the peaceful ambiance of the Himalayas. The Ganjala Pass Trek typically takes around 14 to 18 days to complete, depending on your itinerary and fitness level. It recommend us to undertake this trek with an experienced guide who can ensure your safety and provide insights into the local culture and environment.

Conclusion and Summary

In conclusion, the Ganjala Pass Trekking is an unforgettable journey that combines adventure, natural beauty, and cultural exploration. It offers a unique opportunity to witness the majestic Himalayas up close while discovering the hidden gems of the Langtang region.

Trip Highlights

  • Scenic road drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi
  • Visit to Langtang village and Kyangiin Monastery
  • Panoramic view of the mountain from Kyangjin Ri
  • Stunning view from Ganja La Pass (5122m)
  • Old and significant Buddhist monasteries, stupas and monuments
  • Diverse flora and fauna
  • Wildlife like red panda, snow leopard, musk deer, bear, Langur etc.


Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and check-in to Hotel

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing & Trek Preparation

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (122km, 7-9hrs)

After early morning breakfast, the drive to Syabrubesi begins. You head out of Kathmandu to the highway, slowly heading towards the north along a main valley road. You will come across many beautiful views of the river, terraced fields, small villages and snowcapped mountains if the sky is clear. The road takes you to a little busy town called Dhunche and then to Syabrubesi with many things to explore and a riverside hot spring.

Day 04: Trek to Lama Hotel (2,380m) (11.3km, 6 hrs)

We begin our trek from Syabrubensi following the route of the Bhote Kosi and Langtang river. We come across fertile jungle, terraced fields and pass through rural settlements with bamboo and birch groves. In this place, we might have the chance to spot rare and local wildlife like the red panda. Following the trail we reach the Lama Hotel and stay overnight.

Day 05: Trek to Mundu (3,543m) via Langtang village (3,430m) 6-7hrs

After breakfast, we continue Our trek to the village of Mundu. The trail will lead us inside a dense forest the having to make a firm climb up through the valley. On our way to Mundu, we will be passing through the Langtang village. This ancient village has many Tibetans and Tamang living together following the Buddhist religion. This village was badly affected by the earthquake and now they have been slowly recovering. On our way, we will get to view the snow capped peak, Langtang Lirung (7,246m).

Day 06: Trek to Kyangjin Gompa (3,870m) 3 hrs for Exploring

Day 07: Explore Tserko Ri (5,000m) 7-8 hrs

Day 08: Trek to Ganja La phedi (4300m): 5/6 hrs

Day 09: Cross the Ganja La Pass (5,122m) Trek to Keldang (4,250m) 6-7 hrs

Day 10: Trek to Yak Kharka 5-6 Hrs

Day 11: Trek to Tarke Gyang (2,590m) 5-6 hrs

Day 12: Trek to Sermathang 3-4 Hrs

Day 13: Trek to Melamchi Pul Bazaar: Drive to Kathmandu 3-4 Hours & Driving 2 Hrs

DAY 14: Final Departure from Kathmandu

Price Includes

  • The transportation from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi and Melamchi to Kathmandu by local bus.
  • Tea House/ Lodge accommodation including meals Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during trek.
  • Trekking camping equipments (Tent, mattress, dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, kitchen utensils etc.)
  • Government License holder Discovery World Trekking experienced and qualified trek leader (guide), and porter to help trekkers luggage (2 trekkers: 1porter).
  • Coverage of guides and porter’s meals, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation and other necessary equipment.
  • Langtang National Park entry permit fee.
  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card fee.
  • Catering extra dietary requirements
  • All Government and Local Taxes
  • Assistance in arranging rescue operation in case of complicated health condition (funded by travel insurance).
  • Friendship World Trek’s appreciation of certificate after over the successfully trek.
  • Farewell dinner.

Price Excludes

  • International Flight.
  • Excess baggage charges.
  • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) and Accommodations in Kathmandu.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival, late departure, early return from trekking (because of any reason) prior to the plan scheduled itinerary.
  • Personal expense such as shopping, snacks, bar bills, bottle or boiled water, shower, Wi-Fi, laundry, telephone call, bettery re-charge fee extra porters etc.
  • Personal clothing and gear.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Tips for guide and porters.
  • Additional costs or delays caused by management out of control like landscape, bad weather condition, in case of itinerary modification with a view to safety concern, illness, change of government policy, political instability raises strike, moment etc.
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