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Ganjala Pass Trekking


Trip Grade:Moderate to Strenuous

Max. Altitude:5,122m

Walking hours:Approx 5-6 hrs/day

Activities:Tour, Trekking

Type:Tea House

Season:Sep-Dec, Feb-Jun

Group size:1 +

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Langtang Ganjala Pass trek starts from Sybru Bensi, ends at Melamchi Pul Bazar. From Sybru Bensi, you will follow the Langtang river to the east until you get to Kyanching Gompa (3,049.). Some 5 km to the south of Kyanching Gompa are the peaks of Naya Kanga (5,846m) and , to the south east, Ponggen Dopku (5,930m). Kyanching Gompa is surrounded by Mt Langtang Lirung (7245m ) on the west, Yala peak on the north , Dorje Lakpa(6966m), Urkeinmang(6387m), Loenpo Gang (6979) and Kangchenpo on the north-east. In Kyanjing Gompa there are a small Buddhist monastary and a cheese factory started in 1955 by the Swiss Association for Technical Assistance. When you are crossing the pass there are spectacular views of Langtang Lirung and the Tibetan peaks beyond. Much of this route is spent above 3,000m (10,000ft) .The highest point of this trek is Ganjala Pass (5,122m ). On the very pass of Ganjala , the last few 100m trail is precarious so we use a rope there for safety, though the utmost care is enough. The descent from the pass is on a steep slope for over 1 km which requires good care again.
The use of firewood is also prohibited within the park, Ganjala Pass Trekking requires 12 days .The people living in Langtang are of Tibetan origin, though they introduce themselves as Tamang or Gurung. After passing the Ganjala Pass, the trail takes you to Malemchigaon and Tarke Ghyang .People here call themselves Sherpas but their relationship with the Sherpa of Solu Khumbu is distant. The dialects spoken are also different. People here follow the Buddhist religion so you will find many old Buddhist monasteries in the villages. Tarke Ghyang is another Sherpa town along the way, which bears its own story. The town name means temple of "100 horses" and was taken from the name of a temple established in 1727 by a Lama ( Buddhist monk ) who was called on by the king of Kathmandu ( Kantipur) to stop an epidemic. As his reward the Lama asked for 100 horses, which he brought here. The local temple, rebuilt in 1969, follows the Bhutanese style.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01:Kathmandu to Dhunche (1966m.):

Day 02:Dhunche to Syabru village (2581m.):

Day 03:Syabru village to Lama Hotel (2470m.)

Day 04:Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3430m.):

Day 05:Langtang Village to Kyangjin (3870m.):

Day 06:Rest day at Kyangjin Gompa and excursion around with side trip.

Day 07:Kyangjin Gompa to Lama Hotel:

Day 08:Kyanjing Gompa to Ngegang(4000m.):

Day 09:Ngegang to Keldang (5106m.) via Ganja La (5100m)

Day 10:Keldang to Dukpu (4080m.):

Day 11:Dukpu to Tarkeghyang ( 2740m.):

Day 12:Tarkeghyang to Shermathang (2621m.):

Day 13:Shermathang to Melamchi Pul Bazaar (846m.) and Drive to Kathamndu:

Cost Include

  • Your arrival and departure from Airport –hotel -airport
  • All your standard meals like, Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner, during the trek.
  • Tea house Accommodations during the trek.
  • Equipment like sleeping bag, Down Jacket & needed things etc if you do not have your own.
  • All ground transportation by bus or Jeep as per you need.
  • Well English speaking guide, friendly, experienced, with government license holder.
  • A Guide, food, Transport, Accommodation, Salary, equipments, e.t.c. All paid.
  • Porter if you need. -Monastery fees.
  • Emergency helicopter rescues service. ( pay by your travel insurance company.)
  • Insurance of Guide and porter.
  • Inform to your Embassy about you’re traveling in Nepal if needed.
  • Trekking Permit. (National Park fee) -TIMS (trekkers’ Information Management System.)
  • First aid service.
  • Himalayan Scenery Treks will provide you last night mouthwatering dinner with typical Nepalese cultural shows

Cost Exclude


Detail Itinerary

Day 01Kathmandu to Dhunche (1966m.): seven to eight about eight hours by driving north out of Kathmandu. Driving through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Dhunche.

Day 02Dhunche to Syabru village (2581m.): It takes about five and half hours. Trek to Syabru Gaon (6950ft, 2120m).leisurely through forests and terraced hill slopes. In Syabru, you descend to the ridgeline that separates the Langtang Khola from the Trisuli River. Syabru is a beautiful village stretched out along the ridgeline. The sunset is magnificent. From here you can enjoy spectacular view of Lantang Lirung (7245m.) and Tibetan Himal ranges.

Day 03Syabru village to Lama Hotel (2470m.) descend along the ridge on Syabru's main street and then drop to the Ghopche Khola (2050 m.) Trek ascends gently to Rimche (2400m.) through Bamboo (1960m.) and at the end your trail is level to the Lama. The park is famous for red pandas, wild monkeys and bear.

Day 04Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3430m.): continue climbing there are occasional glimpses of Langtang Lirung between the trees. At Ghora Tabela (3000m), the trail emerges from the forest. While walking here, you can catch a glimpse of white monkeys and local birds. Continues to climb gently and the valley widens,

Day 05Langtang Village to Kyangjin (3870m.): The trail climbs gradually through small villages and yak pastures as the valley opens out further and the views become more extensive. After crossing several small streams and moraines, the trail reaches the settlement at Kyangjin. There is a small monastery and a government-operated cheese factory. It is a dramatic setting, with snow covered peaks surrounding us in all directions. We can enjoy the panoramic view of Dorje Lakpa (6990m.), Langtang Ri (6370m.) and Langtang Lirung (7245m.).

Day 06Rest day at Kyangjin Gompa and excursion around with side trip. Visit the monastery and the cheese factory, walk up the moraine to see the spectacular ice faces and tumbling glaciers of Langtang Lirung or ascend Kyangjin Ri [4350m], directly behind the village, for a breath-taking panorama of the Langtang peaks.

Day 07Kyangjin Gompa to Lama Hotel: From Kyangjin you retrace your route, following the Langtang Khola to Langtang village and on to Ghora Tabela. After lunch you continue the steep descent to Lama Hotel.

Day 08Kyanjing Gompa to Ngegang(4000m.): We cannot see any villages. The trail goes on ascending and area is covered with little natural vegetation. Since there are not available any lodge, you need to camp.

Day 09Ngegang to Keldang (5106m.) via Ganja La (5100m) comparatively strenuous as you need to cross the Ganja la pass. On the Ganja la pass, you can find it covered with snowy ice most of the times through out the year

Day 10Keldang to Dukpu (4080m.): It takes about 5 and half hours. camping site will be inside the forest. This day will be long day walking along ridge, grassland, very silent, amazing views of Mountains.

Day 11Dukpu to Tarkeghyang ( 2740m.): The Trail descends about 200mtrs, climb the 4100m pass. Views from Pass are spectacular to the Annapurna Region and Mt. Everest region too. Rhododendron forest past tiny herder's settlement to Tarkeghyang. You can visit one of the oldest Buddhist monastery and Sherpa villages.

Day 12Tarkeghyang to Shermathang (2621m.): The trail is quite easier through flat land with beautiful forests on the way.crossing some small streams on the way. There is situated a beautiful village on the half way to Shermathang. To add your joy, Shermathang where we can visit many ancient monasteries. Enjoy the view of Jugal Himal range at the north face of Shermathang village.

Day 13Shermathang to Melamchi Pul Bazaar (846m.) and Drive to Kathamndu: The trail gradually descends all the way to Melamchi Pul Bazaar through meadows ad cultivated fields. You come across several old villages with their own particular tradition. quite pleasant with mountain views and interaction with local and people and it takes about six hours to drive to Kathmandu.

Trip Highlights

  • Visit Tibetan village at Langtang - amazing views of Langtang ri, Ganesh Himal, Lang sisaAscent Chorkari ri (5050m) - panoramic views of 10 peaks over 6000m - spectacular view of the ice fluted peaks.
  • Ganja pass 5122m- Walk through the Helambu valley:

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