Langtang Ganja La Pass Trekking

Less visited trail of Langtang Region is linked to the moderately challenging Ganja La Pass (5,100m) which lies northeast far corner of the Kyanjing Gompa. This pass is crossed by few trekkers because of demanding ascent. About 150m ascending requires climbing equipments and camping for 3 days. After crossing the pass, the trail drops to join regular Helambu valley trekking route. Those who are seeking for different experience of the Langtang Region trekking, this challenging pass will be the best and from top of the pass, trekkers can enjoy incredible view of whole Langtang range’s snow capped peaks as well far beyond Tibet side mountains. This is the adventure trekking trip in Langtang area which corss 5106 meters in Ganja La Pass and it requires experience trekking guide and porters to make you trip successful.

The Ganja La Pass trekking trail follows first night holding at the base of the pass and rest of the two days at Keldang and Dukpu. These two places are only used by locals during summer as a temporary stay point for yak farming. Further down the pass, the landscape is covered by appropriate pasture and suitable for the yaks grazing. This sub alpine pasture land is located above 4,000m of elevation and has cool pleasant climate. Especially local habitants of Helambu region use it for the main purpose of animal husbandry and search for rare Himalayan herbs.

Langtang Ganja La Pass Trek itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu/ Nepal/overnight at hotel

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley/overnight at hotel

Day 03: Drive Kathmandu to Syabrubesi (1610m, 9-10 hrs)/ transfer to hotel

Day 04: Trek Syabru to Lama Hotel (2480m, 5-6 hrs)/overnight at teahouse

Day 05: Trek Lama Hotel (2480m) to Langtang Village (3900m, 5-6 hrs)/overnight at teahouse\

Day 06: Trek Langtang Village (3541m) to Kyanjing Gompa (3900m, 3 hrs)/overnight at teahouse

Day 07: Exploration day – climb up Tsergo Ri (5050m )/Langsisa Yak Pasture/Yala Cheese Factory (4633m)

Day 08: Trek Kyanjin Gompa (3900m) to Ngenang ( 4000m, 3-4hrs)/overnight at tented tamp

Day 09: Cross Ganja La Pass (5106m), trek to Keldang (4280m, 6-7hrs)/overnight at tented tamp

Day 10: Trek Keldang (4280m) to Dukpu (4080m, 5-6hrs)/overnight at tented tamp

Day 11: Trek Dukpu (4080m) to Tarkeghyang (2560m, 5-6 hrs)/overnight at teahouse

Day 12: Trek Tarkeghayang (2560m) to Shermathang (2621m, 4-5 hrs)/overnight at teahouse

Day 13: Trek Shermathang (2621m) to Melamchipul (846m, 5-6 hrs)/overnight at teahouse

Day 14: Drive back Melamchipul to Kathmandu (5 hrs)/end the trek/transfer to hotel

Day 15: Free day in Kathmandu/ shopping/sightseeing/overnight at hotel

Day 16: Transfer to airport for International departure


If you wish to have onward programs- wildlife safari tour, whitewater rafting/ kayaking, paragliding, sightseeing or visiting main tourist attraction of around, please let us know we are happy to organize as you wish.

Last Updated: 2014-06-03 by
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Trip Highlights

Langtang-Ganja La Pass - Helambu Trek highlights

Whole Package Duration: 16 days

Trek Duration: 12 days

Region of Trek: Langtang Rigion

Maximum Altitude: Tsergo Ri (5050m/Ganja La Pass (5100m)    

Trekking Grade: Strenuous to Challenging

Mode of Trek: Tea House Organize/ Camping  

Food & Accommodation: 3 meals per day & Tea House stay

Starting and Ending Point: Syabrubesi and Melamchipul

Maximum per day walking: 5-6 hour in average

Transportation: Chartered Vehicle  

Best of the trek: Total Himalayan cultural experience and breathtaking views

Best Time to Do: Spring and Autumn Season

Cost Includes/Excludes

Trip Cost: Please contact us for cost details

Trek Package Cost Includes

  1. Airport transfers - pick up and drop upon arrival and departure 
  2. Full board basis on the way of trekking- Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner -3 meals per day and overnight accommodation at tea house lodge.
  3. Transportation- to starting point and ending point
  4. Necessary trekking permit, national park, conservation and TIMS fee.
  5.  Supporting staffs (trekking guide and porter), as well as their necessary insurance, and accommodation meals allowance and salary
  6. Accommodation in Kathmandu 3-nights in BB basis before and after the trek.
  7. One day guided historical & cultural sightseeing- visit Nepal’s world heritage sites.
  8. Wildness First aid kit pack for the trekking.

Trek Package Cost Excludes

  1. Hotel in Kathmandu extra days stay except mentioned in package.
  2. Food (Lunch & Dinner) before and after the trip in Kathmandu.
  3.  Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks (including cold drinks and mineral/hot water), tips etc. 
  4. Travel insurance and emergency evacuation cost.
  5. Additional costs- extra days stay, incase of flight cancellation due to the natural calamities, bad weather forecast and other unforeseen circumstances
  6. Personal trekking gear for the trek.
Equipement for this trip

Equipment or clothing required for trip

Personal Equipment

  • 3-4 season sleeping bag with hood
  • Thermo rest self-inflating pad or foam mat
  • Main luggage- Rucksack or Duffel
  • 30 - 40 liter Daypack- to carry water bottles, camera, lunch & extra clothing
  • Stuff sacks and plastic bags for keeping your gear dry and organized
  • Water bottles with a wide mouth
  • A pair adjustable trekking poles
  • Insulated plastic mug (optional)
  • Pocketknife Swiss army style (optional)
  • Toiletries bag for toilet paper, soap, saving items, tooth paste & toothbrush etc


  • Running shoes or sandals-to used in camp/ teahouse lodge
  • Hiking boots- good quality
  • Gaiters- a pair to use to keep boots dry if walking through deep snow or on wet ground
  • Woolen or Pile Socks-heavy weight wool to be worn over the liner socks
  • Liner Socks-smooth thin liner socks to reduce of getting blisters
  • Knee or ankles support pad

Clothing items for trip

  • Gore-Tex pants and jacket with hood
  • Medium weight down jacket with hood
  • Light trekking trouser
  • Long sleeve light colored polypropylene shirts
  • Polar Tec fleece jacket
  • Thermal underwear for both top & bottom
  • Polar Tec fleece pant
  • Personal under garments
  • Quick dry type towel
  • Casual wears before after the trek

Hand wear

  • Polypropylene liner gloves
  • Fleece gloves
  • Good quality mittens or gloves


  • Warm woolen or fleecy hat/balaclava
  • Sun hat or cap with bandana for shading the neck
  • Bandana or scarf
  • Headlamp for use at night around the camp with extra batteries and spare bulbs
  • High quality sunglasses with 100% UV protection
  • Dust mask

Other Travel Accessories

  • Sunscreen and lip salve SPF 30 or above
  • Insect repellant
  • Water purification tablets (iodine or chlorine)
  • Favorite snack items
  • Reading & writing materials, ipod and cards
  • Camera, memory card and extra battery
  • Passport photo copy & photos
  • Insurance certificate copy
  • Earplugs (optional)
  • Baby wipes (optional)
  • Anti bacterial hand gel (optional)

Personal first aid kit pack

  • Any personal medications
  • Malaria prophylactic tablets
  • Antibiotics capsules
  • Imodium and anti amoebious, bacterial tablets
  • Blister treatment plasts
  • Dehydration solution
  • Analgesic- Paracetamol, aspirin
  • Anti cold tablets
  • Diclofenac gel
  • Bandages
  • Antiseptic cream & throat lozenges
  • Diamox for AMS
  • Sanitary pad (for women)
  • Ear & eye drop
Useful Information

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