• Ganja La Pass Trek

Ganja La Pass Trek

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  • Duration: 12 days
  • Price: $1,500

Ganja la Pass Trek is one of the most exciting trek that can be done around Langtang region. Ganja La pass (5122m/16,800 ft) is one of the less visited destination in Langtang region because of it remoteness and this trek requires camping equipment for two to three days depending on the trekkers’ pace. We start this trek by taking a bus from Kathmandu to Syabru Besi. Our adventure will take us to Kanyanjing Gompa, and then cross Ganja La pass, and our trek will end at the Melamchi Pul Bazar in the Helambu region.

Day 1
Drive Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1440m): Driving about 9 hours by public bus or 7 hours by private land cruiser (costs extra)
Day 2
Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel (2,470m): Trekking about 5 to 6 hours.
Day 3
Lama Hotel to Langtang (3,430m): Trekking about 5 to 6 hours along the dense forest at the beginning and desert area later with nice Himalayan views.
Day 4
Langtang to Kyanjin Gompa (3,870m): Trekking about 3 to 4 hours surrounding by the Langtang Himalaya.
Day 5
A day rest in Kyanjing Gumba: Excursion to Kyangjin Ri (4350m) and Tserko Ri (5,000m) to see whole Himalaya of the region.
Day 6
Kyanjin Gompa to Ngegang (4000m): Trekking about 4 to 5 hours. On this day we will not be able to see any human settlements. This is the first day when camping gear will be used.
Day 7
Ngegang to Keldang (4300m): This is day we cross over Ganja La (5,122m). We will Trek and climb for about 7 to 8 hours. This is the challenging day of the trek and we will use rope, ice axe, crump punch, getter etc. Overnight stay at tent.
Day 8
Keldang to Dukpu (4080m): Trekking about 6 to 7 hours along the ridge and grassland with amazing views of High Mountain and its surrounded nature beauties. overnight stay at tent.
Day 9
Dukpu to Tarkeghyang (2560m): Trek about 5 to 6 hours crossing over 4100 meters pass. The views from top of the Pass are spectacular. Overnight stay on either tent or guesthouse.
Day 10
Tarke Gyang to Sermathang (2,610m): 4 to 5 hours trek. The trail is quite easy and goes through flat land with beautiful forests. The trail leads us cross small forest with the view of beautiful village of Helembu region.
Day 11
Sermathang to Malemchi Pul Bazaar (870m): Trekking about 4 hours along the local settlements.
Day 12
Melamchi Pul Bazaar to Kathmandu (1,350m): Driving about three hours. Check in to the hotel in Kathmandu and at the evening we will arrange a farewell dinner at our traditional kitchen with Nepali culture program.
Starting Point Syabru Besi
Ending Point Melamchi Pul Bazaar
Latitude 27° 55′ – 28 ° – 10′
Longitude 85° 14′ – 85° – 36′
Altitude Range 500m – 5122m
Difficulty Harder
Trek Type Tea-house
Group size 1 to 10 people

 

Langtang region lies directly north of the Kathmandu valley just south of Tibetan border. This is the closest Himalayan trekking destination from Kathmandu. Langtang is third popular trekking destination in Nepal. All the trekking routs in this region are better managed by Langtang national Park office. Langtang National Park was established in 1976 to conserve the unique flora and fauna of the region. The area extends 1710 sq. km.

The langtang valley is surrounded by high peaks of great appeal. It has become famous trekking region since the British mountaineer Bill Tilman described it as the most beautiful valley in the world. The highest peak in this area is Shisapangma or Gosaithan 8013m in Tibet. The trekking course from the Langtang valley to Gosaikund and Helambu is full of diversity and attract many trekkers. The langtang valley is also known as the treasure house of Alpine plants. The whole valley is cover with flowers during the summer. The region is inhabited by Tamang and Sherpa people with their unique tradition and culture in this modern time.

The best time to trek around Langtang is September through May but autumn is the best time to trek in Langtang and Helambu region. Between Langtang and Helambu, we come across the Hindus holy lake Gosain kunda also known as frozen lake. The Gosain kunda Lake attracts thousands of Hindu pilgrims in month of September. The Langtang national park is also well known for its populations of red panda, one of the rare animals on the planet. Himalayan black bear, snow leopard, wild dog, ghoral, musk deer, Himalayan thar and more than 250 species of birds can be found in this region.

Trekking in Langtang offers a choice of moderate to more difficult trekking routes with duration ranging from 7 days to 3 weeks. The most famous trekking routes includes Langtang Valley trek, Langtan Gosain kunda trek, Gosainkunda Helambu trek, helambu trek and a more demanding one called Ganja la pass trek. All routes have the facilities of locally operated lodge, and camping grounds for groups. Ganjala Pass (5120m) trek requires camping equipments. The local lodges operate the services year round except during the peak winter if the trails are blocked.

The Langtang valley is not only popular for trekkers. The Langtang valley is popular for mountaineers too. Langtang Ri, Dorje Lakpa, Langtang Lirung, Langsisa Ri and Yala peak are the popular mountain climbing destination. The gateway city for trekking and climbing in Langtang region is either Dhunche or Syabru Bensi.

Ganja La Pass Trek makes a sweep around the wide valley end between Parachin and the Sharpa village of Gangyul. The people of this village practice Drukpa Kagyu Buddhism, the same as the national religion of Bhutan. This is another Sherpa village where you can visit many ancient monasteries and view of Jugal Himal range at the north face of Shermathang village.

 

Trip cost for Ganja La Pass Trek

Full board package: USD 1750 each people
Standard package: USD 1500 each people
Price based on two people, single supplement charge will be USD 185. Price also includes all necessary government taxes.

 

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