Ganjala Pass Trek - 12 Days

Trip Overview

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. But the rest of the trail is easy and comfortable. As there are no lodges and no settlements for three days along the way, the group should be well equipped with enough food.

Only organised camping treks are possible for this region. The use of firewood is also prohibited within the park, so all supplies should be taken with us. The trek requires 13 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.

Trip Facts

  • Country Nepal
  • Destination Kyanjin Gompa/ Chorkari peak (5050m)
  • Duration 12 days
  • Activities Cultural tour/Trekking
  • Grade Moderate Learn
  • Best Season February to May & Sep to second week of the December
  • Group Size Min. 2 and Max 15
  • Altitude Min. 1670m/Max. 5050m
  • Starts/Ends Kathmandu (Capital of Nepal)
  • Accommodation Three nights 3 stars hotel in Kathmandu on BB plan & mountain lodge (Tea-house) in trekking.
  • Meals Included Breakfast in Kathmandu / Full board in Trekking (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • Transportation Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car- By Land cruiser from Kathmandu to Melimchi bazzar to Kathmandu.

Brief Facts

Trip Highlights

Get to know the concise information of this trip.

Highlights

Trip Route

Overview of where you will go during the trip

See Map

FAQ

Find answers to questions that have been asked frequently.

Find Answers

Why Choose US

Find out why Unique Path is the best travel partner for you.

View Details

Detailed Facts

  1. Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345 meters). There you will be met by our Airport Representative and transferred to hotel by private tourist vehicle. Overnight at hotel on BB plan.
  2. Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi(1610m) by Bus. 7 hours driving. O/N at guest house.
  3. Trek from Syabrubesi to Lama hotel (2480 m.) Walking 5:30 hours, O/N at guest house.
  4. Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3541 m.) Walking 5 hours, O/N at guest house.
  5. Trek from Langtang village to Chorkariri(5050m) and back to KyangjnGompa. Walking 7:30 hours, O/N at guest house.
  6. Trek to Ngegang( 4520m). Walking 7:30 hours, O/N at Tent.
  7. Ganja La pass( 5130m) and trek to Keldang( 4420m). Walking 7:30 hours, O/N at Tent.
  8. Trek down to Dukpa( 4040m). Walking 6:30 hours, O/N at Tent.
  9. Trek to TarkeGyang( 2600m). Walking 6 hours, O/N at guest house.
  10. Trek to Sermathang( 2590m) Walking 6 hours, O/N at guest house.
  11. Trek to MalemchePul Bazar and drive to Kathmandu by Jeep. Walking 4:30 hours walking and driving 3 hours. O/N at guest house.
  12. After breakfast, the trip ends, our Airport Representative will drop you to the Kathmandu international airport for your final flight departure from Nepal.

Note: Above itinerary can be designed along your preferences. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter or longer. If you would like to stay more than 12 days, you can do city guided tour in Kathmandu, white water rafting, jungle safari etc. Please, let us know, we will follow accordingly. Extend your trip (For the extension options, please click here).

  1. Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1345meters). Hotel There you will be met by our Airport Representative and transferred to hotel by private tourist vehicle. Overnight at hotel on BB plan.
  2. Kathmandu to SyabruBensi (1462m/4795ft) (6:30 hours). Drive from Kathmandu to SyabruBensi by bus via Trisuli Bazar and Dhunche( popular town). You will witness nice scenery of White Mountains of Mt. Annapurna II, Manasalu, Ganesh Himal and other minor peaks are visible from Kakani (along the route) and as well as green scenery of hillock, rivers, village, while driving to Syaprubensi. Syabrubensi is an attractive village with large stone houses.
  3. SyabruBensi to Lama Hotel (2510m/8232ft). From Syabrubensi we begin our trek by following the Langtang River, a river we will be following over the next few days, all the way to the head of the valley. After crossing the suspension bridge, the trails ascent ridge to Paira Lodge and after Paira Lodge, the trails, gradually ascent until to New Bridge and the trail climbs up to Rimche and after 40 minutes, we get then to Lama Hotel. This day, you might be feel wilderness and might get opportunity to see wild animals like monkeys, red Pandas, Himalayan Black Bears etc.
  4. Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3307m10846f). From Lama Hotel the trail gradually climbs up to GhoraTabela through a forest of hemlock, oaks, maples and rhododendron with spectacular, fleeting glimpses of Mt. LangtangLirung (7,244m). Leaving GhoraTabela, the path follows the delightful LangtangKhola, climbing steadily up to the spread-out Langtang village (3,500m). At the afternoon, we hiking up to KyanjinRi and back to KyanjinGompa.
  5. Langtang village to ChorkariRi (5050m/ 16564ft) and back to KyanjinGompa.

    Get up an early morning at 5:30 am. The trail climbs gradually to Sindum and to Yamphu (3640m). Crossing the LajaKhola then climbs a moraine to a viewpoint where you can see KyanjinGompa and the dramatic icefall flowing from LangtangLirung. After KyanjinGompa, climb to the top of Chorkariri (5050m). Enjoying spectacular panoramic mountain views of the whole Langtang Himalayas, including LangtangLirung (7,244m), LangshisaRi (6,810 m.), Gyanghempo (6,888 m.) Ganjala peak, Nayakang more….

    Besides, incredible mountain views, Langtang valley views with dramatic icefall flowing from LangtangLirung and Gyanghempo peak can be seen.

  6. KyanjinGompa to ChorkariRi (5050m/ 16564ft) and back to KyanjinGompa.

    Get up an early morning at 5:30 am and have a breakfast and after breakfast, our day begins with a steep climb to the top of Chorkariri (5050m). Enjoying spectacular panoramic mountain views of the whole Langtang Himalayas, including LangtangLirung (7,244m), LangshisaRi (6,810m.), Gyanghempo (6,888 m.) Ganjala peak, Nayakang more…

    Besides, incredible mountain views, Langtang valley views with dramatic icefall flowing from LangtangLirung and Gyanghempo peak can be seen.

  7. Trek to Ngegang( 4520m). Ganja La pass( 5130m) and trek to Keldang( 4420m). Walking 7:30 hours, O/N at Tent, FB plan.
  8. Trek down to Dukpa( 4040m). Walking 6:30 hours, O/N at Tent, FB plan.
  9. Trek to TarkeGyang( 2600m). Walking 6 hours, O/N at guest house, FB plan.
  10. Trek to Sermathang( 2590m) Walking 6 hours, O/N at guest house, FB plan.
  11. Trek to MalemchePul Bazar and drive to Kathmandu by Jeep. . Walking 4:30 hours walking and driving 3 hours. O/N at guest house, FB plan.
  12. After breakfast, the trip ends, our Airport Representative will drop you to the Kathmandu international airport for your final flight departure from Nepal.

Note: Above itinerary can be designed along your preferences. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter or longer. If you would like to stay more than 12 days, you can do city guided tour in Kathmandu, white water rafting, jungle safari etc. Please, let us know, we will follow accordingly. Extend your trip (For the extension options, please click here).

Month Tour Start Tour End
February 06 Feb 16 Feb
February 09 Feb 19 Feb
February 16 Feb 25 Feb
February 22 Feb 04 Mar
march 01 Mar 11 Mar
march 06 Mar 16 Mar
march 14 Mar 24 Mar
march 19 Mar 29 Mar
march 22 Mar 01 Apr
march 29 Mar 06 Apr
April 02 Apr 12 Apr
April 05 Apr 15 Apr
April 12 Apr 22 Apr
April 19 Apr 29 Apr
April 26 Apr 06 May
April 01 May 09 May
May 03 May 13 May
May 10 May 20 May
May 17 May 27 May
May 24 May 03 Jun
June 04 Jun 14 Jun
June 07 Jun 17 Jun
June 14 Jun 24 Jun
June 22 Jun 30 Jun
July 03 Jul 14 Jul
July 09 Jul 19 Jul
September 03 Sep 13 Sep
September 06 Sep 16 Sep
September 13 Sep 23 Sep
September 20 Sep 30 Sep
September 28 Sep 06 Oct
October 02 Oct 12 Oct
October 08 Oct 18 Oct
October 15 Oct 25 Oct
October 22 Oct 01 Nov
October 30 Oct 07 Nov
November 01 Nov 11 Nov
November 08 Nov 18 Nov
November 15 Nov 25 Nov
November 26 Nov 06 Dec
December 03 Dec 13 Dec
December 10 Dec 20 Dec
December 17 Dec 27 Dec
December 25 Dec 04 Jan 17
Month Tour Start Tour End
February 06 Feb 16 Feb
February 09 Feb 19 Feb
February 16 Feb 25 Feb
February 22 Feb 04 Mar
march 01 Mar 11 Mar
march 06 Mar 16 Mar
march 14 Mar 24 Mar
march 19 Mar 29 Mar
march 22 Mar 01 Apr
march 29 Mar 06 Apr
April 02 Apr 12 Apr
April 05 Apr 15 Apr
April 12 Apr 22 Apr
April 19 Apr 29 Apr
April 26 Apr 06 May
April 01 May 09 May
May 03 May 13 May
May 10 May 20 May
May 17 May 27 May
May 24 May 03 Jun
June 04 Jun 14 Jun
June 07 Jun 17 Jun
June 14 Jun 24 Jun
June 22 Jun 30 Jun
July 03 Jul 14 Jul
July 09 Jul 19 Jul
September 03 Sep 13 Sep
September 06 Sep 16 Sep
September 13 Sep 23 Sep
September 20 Sep 30 Sep
September 28 Sep 06 Oct
October 02 Oct 12 Oct
October 08 Oct 18 Oct
October 15 Oct 25 Oct
October 22 Oct 01 Nov
October 30 Oct 07 Nov
November 01 Nov 11 Nov
November 08 Nov 18 Nov
November 15 Nov 25 Nov
November 26 Nov 06 Dec
December 03 Dec 13 Dec
December 10 Dec 20 Dec
December 17 Dec 27 Dec
December 25 Dec 04 Jan 18
Trekking Boot One Pairs
Thick Socks 4 Pairs
Light Socks 3 Pairs
Camp Shoes 1 Pair
Sandals 1 Pair
Sleeping Bag(4seasons) 1
Down Jacket 1
Daypack 1
Water Bottle 1
Sun Cream  
Sunglasses  
Flashlight Witd Spare Bulbs, Batteries, Lip Salve, Gaiters.  
Down Or Fiber Filled Waterproof Jacket And Trousers 1
Fleece Jacket Or Pullover 1
Warm Cotton Trousers 2 Pairs
Shirts And T-Shirts 4 Pieces
Lightweight Cotton Long Pants 3 Pairs
Long Under Wear 2 Pieces
Short Under Wear 4 Pieces
Sun Hat Or Scarf 1
Woolen Hat 1
Sunglasses 1
Lightweight Gloves 1
Rain Coat 1
Heavyweight Gloves Or Mittens Witd A Waterproof 1
Insect Repellent
Toilet Articles
Note Book & Pen
Toilet Roll
Laundry Soap
Pocket Knife
Towel
Sewing Kit
Plasters
Binoculars
Camera
Film
Cards And Personal Medical Kit
Short description Mode of the packages: What are included in the packages?

Welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu, Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast at 3stars level, Meals3 times a day (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking, Twin sharing comfortable and clean private room in trekking, necessary permits, all the ground transportation as per itinerary, an experienced guide and porter and all the necessary permits, please find in details what is included and excluded in the cost as follows:

Service Includes in the Cost in Details:
  • All the ground transportation as per itinerary.
  • Welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu as per your desire.
  • Hotel in Kathmandu ( 2 nights) with breakfast at 3stars level.
  • Meals 3 times a day (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking for you.
  • Twin sharing comfortable and clean private room in trekking( 10 nights).
  • Trip Map.
  • An experienced, knowledgeable, helpful, friendly and English-speaking trekking guide and porter to carry your luggage during the trek (2 trekkers:1 porter).
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipments, transportation, local tax for Guide and porter.
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Four season sleeping bag and down jackets to use for trekking, if necessary.
  • Duffel/kit bag( Gift from our company).
  • All necessary paper works and National park entry permits.
  • Travel & Rescue arrangement.
  • TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System).
  • All our government taxes, vat, local tax, tourist service charges.
Service Excludes in the cost in details:
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (costs roughly USD 10 to USD 15 per person per day)- (Except welcome dinner).
  • All kinds of drinks in the mountain (hot, cold and alcoholic).
  • Entry fee while sightseeing in Kathmandu (USD 20 per person).
  • Personal equipment.
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Extra personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, laundry, shower, excess baggage charges)
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on 'Price Includes' section.
For the most up to date latest pricing, please contact us

Note: Above itinerary can be designed along your preferences. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter or longer. If you would like to stay more than 14 days, you can do city guided tour in Kathmandu, white water rafting, jungle safari etc. Please, let us know, we will follow accordingly. Extend your trip (For the extension options, please click here).

Budget package available:

The cost for the budget package is USD 875, per person, including ground transportation as per itinerary, two nights hotel in Kathmandu at 3 stats level inclusive breakfast, permits, guide and porter.

what our previous clients say about us?

image description
Dear Babu,
Sorry for the delay, but I would like to thank you and your team specially Mr Adhikari for the wonderful arrangements made for our trek to Langtang and Gosaikund. We had a most wonderful time and in spite of hurdles like inclement weather etc, your team were great and I shall always remember Mr Adhikari\'s catch phrase \"Its possible\" to every request, some outlandish, made by our bunch of sometimes intemperate travelers! We look forward to more treks with you guys now that you all have spoilt us. Thank you guys once again.
Deepak Purohit
India
image description
Hi Babu,
"I would like to thank you very much for organizing our trekking in Langtang. We really appreciate the good team which we had. Suresh was a great guide. He was very patient with all of us, in particular when our son always slowed down the trekking speed because he was watching birds. Tillac was also very helpful and supportive. On day 3 we split our group, and Tillac took our children from Langtang to Kjanjin Gompa while the "elderly" stayed with Suresh and Rupes in Langtang village to cure the headache of my wife Rupes was also great. I am convinced that he will become a good tour guide. Within the next weeks, I will copy our pictures on a CD and send it to your office to the attention of Suresh. Of course you or anyone else can make free use of the pictures. The Annapurna base camp trek is still in my mind, although we may need a few days more than other trekkers. If we have another chance to visit Nepal in a year or two, I will certainly ask you to organizie our tour again Meanwhiole I will recommend your team to our friends to plan to visit Gokyo in autumn this year." Best regards
Herbert
Netherlands
image description
Story about the trek from South African clients Read Story

Similar Trips

image description

Langtang Gosaikunda trek combines the remote and spectacular valley of Langtang, with ...

Langtang Gosaikunda Trek

image description

Langtang Helambu trek about 72 kilometers northeast of Kathmandu, is noted for its ...

Langtang Helambu Trek

image description

On our trek we start in the lower Langtang Valley, trekking through its forests ......

Langtang Valley Trek

image description

Langtang Heritage trek offers you the remote and spectacular valley of Langtang, ...

Langtang Heritage Trek