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 monastery 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 Melamchi guan and Tarke Gyang. 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 Gyang 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.

Highlights of Ganjala Pass Trekking

  • Visit Tibetan village at Langtang
  • Amazing views of Langtang RI, Ganesh Himal, Lang sisa Ascent Chorkari ri (5050m)
  • Panoramic views of 10 peaks over 6000m
  • Spectacular view of the ice fluted peaks.
  • Ganjala pass 5122m- Walk through the Helambu valley

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Welcome to Kathmandu:
  • Day 02: Preparation and Sightseeing Tour of Kathmandu:
  • Day 03: Drive form Kathmandu to Dhunchhe:
  • Day 04: Trek from Dhunchhe to Sybru Village:
  • Day 05: Trek from Sybru village to Lama Hotel:
  • Day 06: Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang village:
  • Day 07: Trek from Langtang Village to Kyangjin:
  • Day 08: Rest day at Kyangjin Gompa and excursion around with side trip:
  • Day 09: Climb Mt. Tsero Ri via Kyanjing and Trek Back to Kyangjun Gompa:
  • Day 10: Trek from Kyangjin Gompa to Ngegang:
  • Day 11: Trek from Ngegang to Keldang via Ganja La Pass:
  • Day 12: Trek from Keldang to Dukpu:
  • Day 13: Trek from Dukpu to Tarke Gyang:
  • Day 14: Trek from Tarke Gyang to Shermathang:
  • Day 15: Trek from Shermathang to Melamchi Pul Bazaar and Drive to Kathmandu:
  • Day 16: See You Again:

Cost Includes:

  • Airport pick up and drop off by private vehicle
  • Three-night accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • Two nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Pokhara
  • Surface transfer to and from Pokhara by tourist bus then by private car to and from Nayapul.
  • Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
  • Kathmandu city tours, tour guide, and private transportation
  • One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide. Porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary and equipment. Accident insurance for all staff
  • Himalayan Scenery trekking map, Trekking T-shirt and duffel bag for trekking
  • Trekking map/ Trekking T-Shirt, and trip achievement certificate
  • First aid medical kit, Oximeter to check pulse, heart rate and oxygen saturation at higher altitude.
  • ACAP Permit & TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
  • Worst case, help with all rescue and evacuation arrangements.
  • Government taxes & office service charge

Cost Excludes:

  • Personal Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa. You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent in foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 passport-size photos.
  • Snacks /Drinks and other personal expenses
  • Hot showers during the trek
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • WiFi internet and phone call unless it’s free.
  • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers

Key Information

  • Destination Nepal
  • Max Person Person