Ganja la pass Trekking

Ganja La pass trekking begins in Sybrubesi at the start of the beautiful, narrow Langtang valley. The trek begins by hiking up river through lush rhododendron and bamboo forests to Kyangin Gompa. Kyangin Gompa is surrounded by towering snow capped peaks and is home to a Buddhist monastery and a renowned cheese factory which was established by the Swiss Association for Technical Assistance back in 1955. Trekking over the 5,122m Ganja La pass is a serious undertaking and requires the use of some technical equipment and an experienced guide. As part of this trek passes through an area without settlements, we will be camping and fully self sufficient with our food and fuel.

After the Ganja La we pass into the Helambu and continue the journey through beautiful rice terraces, Buddhist monasteries and charming villages including the Sherpa village of Tarke Ghyang. The name means "temple of 100 horses" and was taken from the name of a temple built in 1727 by a Buddhist monk who was asked by the king of Kathmandu (then Kantipur) to stop an epidemic. As his reward the monk asked for 100 horses, which he brought to the village. The Ganja La trek is an adventurous undertaking and offers the seasoned trekker a true wilderness experience.

Short Itinerary

Day 01: Pick up and transfer to the hotel 3 star category
Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing by car and tour guide. (Start at 10 AM and finish 5 PM)
Sightseeing points: Buddhanath, Swayambhunath called Monkey Temple, Pashupatinath temple and Patan Durbar Squar.
Day 03: Drive Kathmandu – Syaprubesi by local bus 7 to 8 hours.
(If you want, you can take Jeep 5 hours which will add the price by 150 $ on the total cost)
Day 04: Syabrubesi – Lama Hotel (2450 mtr) 5 to 6 hours trek.
Day 05: Lama Hotel – Langtang (3450 mtr) 5 to 6 hours trek.
Day 06: Langtang – Kyangin Gompa (3890 mtr) 4 hours trek and climb to Kyanjin Ri(4770 mtr)
Day 07: Kyangin Gompa – Phedi (4200 mtr) full camping (5 hours trek)
Day 08: Phedi – Ganjala top (5100 mtr) full camping (5 hours trek)
Day 09: Ganjala pass (5130 mtr) to Dhukpa (4040 mtr) full camping trek (8 hours trek)
Day 10: Dukpa to Tarke Ghang ( 8 hours trek) stay at tea house.
Day 11: Tarke ghang to Sermanthang (5 hours trek) stay at tea house.
Day 12: Sermangthang to Kakani (5 hours trek) stay at tea house.
Day 13: Kakani to Melamchi bazar (5 hours trek) stay at lodge.
Day 14: Melamchi to Kathmandu by local bus (4 hours)
(If you want, you can take Jeep 2 hours which will add the price by 100$ on the total cost)
Day 15: Transfer to International Airport.

Trip Cost Include

  • Car for pick up and drop from and to the airport.
  • 3 nights hotel in Kathmandu (3 star category )
  • Langtang National Park permit
  • Jeep to Syaprubesi and back.
  • One Guide (experienced and registered, insurance, salary and all food and accommodation)
  • One porter for each two people.
  • Two extra porters for camping. (To carry tents and food, kitchen things)
  • Accommodation in tea houses / tents.
  • 3 Meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek.
  • Equipment (sleeping bag and down jacket, tent and so on for camping)
  • All taxes and Company service charge

Trip Cost Include

  • Bar and beverage bills, tea, coffee, bottled water, desserts, personal expenses, personal cloths.
  • Personal insurance for health and evacuation and
  • Tipping.
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing points in Kathmandu.
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Trip Facts

Trip Duraion
15 Days
Trip Grade
Very Grade
Trip Starts in
Trip Ends in
Type of trip
Tea house/Tent

Trip Cost

$1300 Per Person

$1500 For single supplement

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