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Ganja La Pass Trek

Ganja La Pass Trek

Ganja La Pass Trek is a combination of three beautiful treks that taking us straight into some of the wildest and most picturesque areas of Nepal. Starting from the lovely hill town of Syabrubensi our trek winds through beautiful rhododendron and conifer forests through the Langtang National Park on the way to the higher slopes. Our route then leads up to the high alpine yak pastures, glaciers and moraines around Kyangin. Along this route you will have an opportunity to cross the Ganja La Pass if possible (subject to weather conditions) from Langtang Valley. The trailenters the rhododendron forest and climbs up to alpine yak pastures at Ngegang(4000m). From Ngegang we make an assent of Ganja La Pass (5130m).

This area is sometimes called Kelaung or Kelchung and can be reached from another series of huts at Dukpu (4080m). Next we head southwest, descending past Gekye Gompa to reach Tarke Ghyang in Helambu valley and follow trek trail to Melamchi Pul Bazaar or Talamarang to catch bus to Kathmandu.

Langtang Ganja La Pass Trek Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu, Overnight at hotel
Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek preparation Overnight at hotel
Day 03: Drive to Syabru Besi (1503m) overnight at teahouse
Day 04: Trek to Lama Hotel (2400m) overnight at teahouse
Day 05: Trek to Langtang village (3430m) overnight at teahouse
Day 06: Trek to Kyangjin Gompa (3870m) overnight at teahouse
Day 07: Excursion around Kyanjin Gompa overnight at teahouse
Day 08: Trek to Ngegang (4000m) Overnight at Camp
Day 09: Trek to Keldang over the Ganja La Pass (5130m) Overnight at Camp
Day 10: Trek to Dukpu (4080m) Overnight at Camp 
Day 11: Trek to Tarke Gyang (2590m) overnight at teahouse
Day 12: Trek to Sermathang (2610m) overnight at teahouse
Day 13: Trek to Melamchi Pul Bazaar (880m) overnight at teahouse
Day 14: Drive to Kathmandu (1350m) Overnight at Hotel
Day 15: Depart Kathmandu

Destination: Nepal
Trekking Region: Langtang  
Trek Start Point:  Syabru Besi
Trek End Point: Melamchi Bazaar
Trekking Accommodation:  Teahouse / Camping
Trekking Grade: Hard
Best Season:  March - June / September-November
Max Elevation: 5130m
Duration: 15 Days

The price of a private trek can fluctuate due to several factors, such as the trekking agency selected, the trek's duration, the group size, the level of services desired, and the preferred category of accommodation (deluxe, standard, or budget) in the city and during the trek, the choice between normal (simple) teahouses or the best available teahouses can also impact the overall price. Therefore, it is recommended that you click here: Price request form and fill in the required information and submit the same to get the exact price of your preferred trek and service.


  • Airport pick up and airport drop by private transportation
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast (2 and above participants get twin sharing room)
  • Historical monument city sightseeing with a tour guide
  • Historical monuments city sightseeing transportation by Non A/C Comfortable Vehicle
  • Kathmandu sightseeing/monument visits Entrance fees
  • Kathmandu to Syabru Besi overland transportation by public bus
  • One Experienced English-speaking, government licensed and ministry of tourism trained trekking guide and his food, accommodation, and salary
  • Porters carrying your luggage while trekking (Two guests get one porter carrying a maximum of 25 kg of luggage)
  • 8 Nights Teahouse Trek accommodation one room with two beds sharing with two people
  • 3 Nights Camping Trek accommodation on tented camp (Two men tent share with two people)
  • All camping gear, tents, mattress food and staffs for Ganja La Pass
  • Trekking meals Breakfast, lunch and Dinner//Main course a day in teahouse and Camping
  • Dessert (Fresh Fruits/Chocolate) after dinner on behalf of the company
  • Langtang national park entry permit
  • Trekker's Information Management system (TIMS) card
  • Melamchi Pul to Kathmandu overland transportation by public bus
  • Insurance for Nepalese Camp staff (Guide, Cook, Sherpa, kitchen boy and Porters)
  • Nepal Government taxes and office service charge


  • Lunch and Dinner during the stay in Kathmandu
  • Private vehicle (Kathmandu to Syabrubesi) (USD 200 each jeep and Melamchi-Kathamdnu USD$100 Per Jeep)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • International and domestic air tickets
  • Nepal visa fee
  • Personal trekking equipment and Clothing
  • Wire Transfer charge or Credit card service charge as company rule
  • Alcoholic beverages, laundry, Telephone calls and all types of hot drinks in Trekking
  • Soft drinks such as cola, mineral water etc
  • Hot water, battery charge and hot shower charge during the trek (If need to pay)
  • Personal nature expenses and Tipping (Tips)
  • High risk medical / travel insurance and First aid kit
  • Expenses resulting from delays beyond our control in case of weather, flight cancellations, or natural calamities
  • Emergency rescue evacuation (if needed)
  • Any other things not mentioned

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu
After you arrive in Kathmandu airport please check our company board outside the main gate there will be our airport representative you will meet with him and he will transferred to hotel by private vehicle and our representative will help you to check-in your hotel after that if time enough, representative will take you to our office for short briefing about the trip but if not enough time then give a short trip brief in hotel and request to pay the due balance for the trip. Overnight at Hotel

Day 02: Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek preparation
After breakfast, tour guide will take to you for full day sightseeing in historical monuments sightseeing places including Pashupatinath temple (The biggest Hindu temple), Boudhanath (the biggest Buddhist stupa), Swayambhunath known as monkey temple and Kathmandu Durbar square then drive back to hotel. Overnight at hotel

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi (1503m)
Today your guide will pick you up from your hotel early in morning to go for new bus park to catch the public bus to Syabru Besi but if you prefer to hire private vehicle then private vehicle (Jeep/Land cruiser or bus depend on group size) will pick up from hotel and directly drive to Syabru besi. You head north of Kathmandu driving through scenic foothills and ridgeline vistas to Syabru Besi (1503m) through the famous places Kakani (2145m), Ranipauwa, Trisuli Bazaar (548m), Betrawati (620m), Kalikhastan (1390m), Dhunche (1960m) Thulo Bharkhu (1860m) and finally you reach at Syabru Besi. It takes about 8/9 hours drive from Kathmandu. Overnight at Camp / teahouse

Day 04: Syabru Besi trek to Lama Hotel (2400m)
Today the trek we cross the Bhote Kosi river by a suspension bridge towards ‘old’ Syabrubesi, a cluster of houses and a school opposite the river. Another suspension bridge carries us over the south side of the Langtang Khola, this river we will be following upwards for the next couple of days. We climb slowly to Doman (1680m) and continue over a rocky ridge to Landslide Lodge and Hot Spring restaurant; named after a small hot spring on the opposite river bank at 1810 meter. The trail now climbs gently up to Bamboo. Opposite the river we will see near vertical cliffs covered with cactuses. After Bamboo we cross the Langtang Khola on a new suspension bridge to the north bank. The forest becomes sparser and drier on this side of the river, consisting mainly of scrub nettles and oaks. We climb steeply on a good trail to Rimche (2400m) continue to Upper Rimche (2510m). Beyond the trail descend slowly to Changtang known as Lama Hotel (2470m) overnight at Camp / teahouse

Day 05: Lama Hotel trek to Langtang village (3430m)
Today the trek starts with a gentle climb, but it soon becomes steeper, climbing through a forest of oaks, hemlocks, maples and rhododendron. From the trail you will see the beautiful views of Langtang Lirung (7246m). After little more then an hour we pass two lodges in the forest at Gumanchok (2800m), from where we climb to a Nepal army post and a national park checkpoint at Ghoda Tabela (2970m). The trail ascends gradually, as the valley becomes wider. We will pass a few teashops at Thangshyap (3140m). The route is now in open country, and passes many mani stones, water-driven prayer wheels and a few scattered Tamang villages before arriving in Langtang. This is a small village consisting of guesthouses and yak farms. The surrounding fields containing buckwheat, wheat, turnips, potatoes, and barley have typical stone fencing walls. Overnight at Camp/ teahouse

Day 06: Langtang village trek to Kyangjin Gompa (3870m)
Today the trek through the village of Langtang we will pass many stone mani walls, covered with Tibetan inscriptions to please the gods. It then climbs up gradually past the small villages of Mumdu and Sindum. The trail continues through yak pastures. After crossing the Langtang Khola to its south bank we climb up through a landscape scattered with large boulders to a moraine where we will have the first views of Kyanjin Gompa ahead of us, and the dramatic icefall flowing from Langtang Lirung and Kinshung (6781m) north of us. Beyond the trail lead through some rocks and climb towards the gompa, then make a short descend to Kyanjin Gompa (3870m). Afternoon looks around the Kyanjin Gompa. Overnight at Camp / teahouse.

Day 07: Excursion around Kyanjin Gompa
Today, we have day excursion trip from Kyanjin Gompa either Kyanjin Ri (4773m) or Tsergo Ri (4984m) or another option is hike to Langshisa Kharka (4080m) but not recommended one because it is very hard and long day trip so if you don’t have camping arrangement with one more day for stay overnight in Langshisa Kharka better not to go there. North of Kyanjin Gompa is about two hours climb you reach at Kyanjin Ri from where you will see the beautiful views of Langtang Lirung (7246m), Kinshung (6781m), Yansa Tsenji (6567m) and Straddling the Tibetan border are Dorje Lhakpa (6966m), Ganchempo (6387m), Langshisa Ri (6427m) and a whole host of 6,000+m peaks whilst across the valley are Naya Kang and the Ganja La pass. If you are interested to little gain in altitude there is the chance to climb Tsergo Ri (often written Cherko Ri) - at 4,984m. It takes about five hours climb from Kyanjin Gompa to reach at Tsergo Ri. Follow the trail north and take a left fork about 10 minutes then step climb to Tsergo Ri for spectacular mountains view and back to Kyanjin Gompa. Overnight at Camp / teahouse

Day 08: Kyanjin Gompa trek to Ngegang (4000m)
Today trek trail is very short, Cross the Langtang Khola below the kyanjin Gompa then makes steep climb along the ridge on the south side of the valley through a forest of juniper and rhododendron. Finally becoming more gentle, the trek trail reaches the Yak pasture at Ngegang (4000m) where available good place to camp before climb to the Ganja La Pass. Overnight at Camp

Day 09: Ngegang trek to Keldang over the Ganja La Pass (5130m)
Today we are follows the trail south of our camp. The trek continues climbing steeply towards the Pass. As the trail climbs higher and comes under the shadow of the above 5800m peaks to the south. The trail normally covered by snow. Turning south-west, the trail makes the final steep climbs to the Ganja La Pass at 5130m. The view to north from the pass of Langtang Lirung and snow peaks in Tibet including Shisha Pangma (8013m). Clear day there are also views of many ranges to the south. West of Pass is Naya Kanga (5844m), previously named Ganja La Chuli. After the pass we are descend steeply to Yangri Khola (4400m) then drops quickly down rough slope to the stream. Follow the stream for some distance through grassy meadows, the trail reaches a few Goths at Keldang (4270m). Overnight at Camp

Day 10: Keldang trek to Dukpu (4080m)
Today is long and strenuous day as the descends along a ridge. The trail many ups and downs to Dukpu. In Winner, there is no water from Keldang to bottom of the ridge so better to take packed food for the trail but monsoon and usually October and November no problem with water. The trail heads down the valley, but stay high above the river, finally meet the ridge itself then follow the ridge line to Dukpu (4080m). Overnight at camp

Day 11:  Dukpu trek to Tarke Gyang (2590m)
Today the trek trail descends further along the ridge then makes a 180m climb to a pass at 4020m. From the top of Pass offers magnificent views of Dorje Lakpa and scenery some part of Everest range, as far as the peak of Numbur in Khumbu. After pass you trek through pine and rhododendron forest past tiny herders settlements to a ridge high above Tarke Gyang. Then descend steeply to Gekye Gompa (3020m) through Ama Yangri Danda (3771m) which is the best view point in Helambu region. The trail continues to the large Sherpa village Tarke Gyang (2590m) Overnight at Camp / teahouse

Day 12: Tarke Gyang trek to Sermathang (2610m)
The trail leaves the village and makes a sweep around the wide valley to the pretty Sherpa village of Ganyul at 2520 meter. The people in this village practice Drukpa Kagyu Buddhism, the same as the national religion of Buthan. From here the trail drops over a ridge but soon starts climbing up again through deep forests, crossing a number of streams to a crest at 2620 meter. We continue our way passing the large gompa at Chumnik, before another gentle climb leads to the village of Sermathang (2610m). Afternoon is better to visit Gompa and village to see their life style and culture. Overnight at teahouse

Day 13: Sermathang trek to Melamchi Pul Bazaar (880m)
Today trek trail from Sermathang the trail follows the ridge all the way down to Malemchi Pul Bazaar, making a drop of 1730 meter. The trail passes chorten after chorten in the settlements of Nigale, Gyalsha and Raithani Gyang. From here we descent through chir pine forest to yet another chorten at Kakani, which is the last Sherpa village on the trek, and we now enter the lowlands inhabited by Brahmans and Chhetris. From Kakani the trail drops steeply to the attractive village of Dubhachaur in a saddle at 1610 meter. Continuing further down the ridge our trail will eventually bring us to a large suspension bridge which crosses the Indrawati river and brings us into Malemchi Pul Bazaar (880m) overnight at teahouse

Day 14: Melamchi Pul drive to Kathmandu (1350m)
From Melamchi Pul we can take local transportation, or have our private transport  to bring us back to Kathmandu. Drive from Melamchi Pul Bazaar to Kathmandu which takes about five hours. You travel through gravel and bumpy path up to Lamidanda and then you follow the pitched road up to Kathmandu though Banepa & Dhulikhel highway. Overnight at Hotel

Day 15: Depart Kathmandu
After breakfast, End of our services with departure transfer to the Kathmandu airport to board flight for your onward destination

Joining a group is available in the high trekking season. Please contact us to check availability.

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