Langtang gangala pass trekking description:
Ganjala Pass trekking lies in an elevation on 5160m on the lap of the Langtang Himalaya. The Langtang Ganjala Pass trek takes you over this pass as you make your way south from Langtang village which lies at 3500m and where the national park headquarters is located. The route from Langtang valley then over crossing Ganjala Pass 5106m the pass is blocked by snow, so local inquiries about its condition, good equipment and mountaineering experience are necessary for safe crossing. The Helambu village excludes a Tibetan feel and you will see fields enclosed by stone walls as wells herds of yaks, the most important animal for the people here. From Tarke Gyang, trek descends to Melamchi Khola, and then there will be two options to go to Kathmandu over Chisopani village trekking or direct Kathmandu via normal route Melamchi Bazzar.
Langtang gangala pass trekking highlights
Visit Tibetan village at Langtang – Amazing views of Langtang Ri, Ganesh Himal, Lang Sisa – Ascent of Chorkari Ri (5050m) Panoramic views of 10 peaks over 6000m – Spectacular views of the Ice fluted Gyanghempo, Crossing the Ganjala pass 5122m- Walk through the Helembu valley, Mountains rise soaring toward the sky.Two district Headquaters
Langtang gangala pass trekking grade:
Ganjala Pass trekking is suitable for adventure walker looking for something a little more challenging and energetic. It does require you to be super fit or have previous trekking / hiking experience. If you are healthy and can walk roughly 6 hours daily, you can do this trekking. However, daily jugging or walking exercise is very useful before you depart. Our program always include rest days and build up gradually, in order to acclimatize to the altitude. On trek, you can go at your own pace, with plenty of stops for resting.
Langtang gangala pass trek covers:
Kathmandu - Dhunche - Lama Hotel - Langtang Village - Kyanjin Gompa - Tschurkuri peak - Hemalbu & Melamchi.
Langtang gangala pass trek season:
February, March, April, May, June, September, October , November and early December.
Ganja La Pass trekking outline
- Day 01: Meet at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel, B/B Plan
- Day 02: Sightseeing of World Heritage sites , B/B Plan
- Day 03: Drive to Syabrubensi(1462m) , O/N at Tea House, F/B Plan
- Day 04: Syabru Bensi to Lama Hotel (2470m), O/N at Tea House, F/B Plan
- Day 05: Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3430m) , O/N at Tea House, F/B Plan
- Day 06: Langtang village to Kyanjin Gompa (3870m), O/N at Tea House, F/B Plan
- Day 07: Rest day at Kyanjing Gompa., O/N at Tea House, F/B Plan
- Day 08: Kyanjin Gompa to Ngegang (4100m) , O/N at Tea House, F/B Plan
- Day 09: Ngegang trekking to Ganjala Pass (5200m) to Keldang:, O/N at Tea House, F/B Plan
- Day 10: Keldang to Dukpu (4080m), O/N at Tea House, F/B Plan
- Day 11: Dukpu to Tarke Gyang (2590m) , O/N at Tea House, F/B Plan
- Day 12: Acclimatization day , O/N at Tea House, F/B Plan
- Day 13: Tarkegyang to Sermathang (2610m) , O/N at Tea House, F/B Plan
- Day 14: Sermathang to Malemchipul Bazaar (880m) , O/N at Tea House, F/B Plan
- Day 15: Malemchipul Bazaar to Kathmandu. , O/N at Tea House, F/B Plan
- Day 16: Final departure day, B/B Plan
Note of the above itinerary
O/N = Over Night, B/B = Bed and Breakfast F/B (Full Board) = Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Above itinerary can be designed along your preferences. Please let us know whether you would like to make a shorter or longer. And if you would like to stay more than 19 days, you can do city guided tour in Kathmandu, white water rafting, jungle safari or Everest mountain flight, we are happy to follow your suggestion accordingly.
short description mode of packages
In our packages, we have included two nights 3 Star Category hotel in Kathmandu (capital of Nepal) and Pokhara Tourist Standard hotel level on BB plan, meals and accommodation in trekking, all the ground transportation as per itinerary, an experienced guide and porter and all the government taxes and necessary permits, please find in details what are included and excluded in the price as follows
Langtang Ganja La Pass trekking detail itineary
Meet at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel (1350 m)
Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan international airport our representative welcomes you and assists to transfer in your hotel in Kathmandu / Bhaktapur. After time to get refreshed, and briefing about your trip and overnight at Hotel.
Sightseeing of World Heritage sites (BB)
Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley includes the Hindu temple complex at Pashupatinath (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) the biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath. Also visit Monkey Temple the Swyambhunath (2500 years old temple) and visit Patan city of fine arts. Transfer to the hotel.
Drive to Syabrubensi(1462m) , 8 hours
This morning we'll drive on a northern highway that twists and climbs over mountain ridges to the Trishuil valley for lunch and on to Syabru village for the overnight. The amazing bus drive takes 8-9 hours through picturesque landscapes, mountain scenery and local villages.
Syabru Bensi to Lama Hotel (2470m) , 6 hours
After breakfast we start to walk own our pace and the trail ascends for around two hours through the forest followed by a climb of about an hour to reach Bamboo village (1,850m/6,068ft) where we'll stop for lunch. This forested path with well stabilized trails and following the upstream and can be seen birds life around the bushes. Bee hives hanging on a cliff are another attraction for the visitors. From here we'll again steeply climb through the bamboo forest to reach the Lama Hotel where we'll rest and overnight at a local teahouse. Overnight at Lama Guest House.
Lama Hotel to Langtang village (3430m) , 5 hours
From Lama Hotel the trail climbs through a forest of hemlock, oaks, maples and rhododendron observing glimpses of Langtang Lirung, reaches to Gumanchok (2800m) and then climbs to Ghora Tabela (2970m) after which it descends to Thangshyap (3140m). The trail further climbs to Langtang, which is the head quarter for Langtang National Park. Overnight in Langtang Valley.
Langtang village to Kyanjin Gompa (3870m) , 4 hours
From Langtang Valley the trail climbs gradually to Sindum and to Yamphu (3640m). Crossing the Laja Khola then climbs a moraine to a viewpoint where you can see Kyanjin Gompa and the dramatic icefall flowing from Langtang Lirung and Kinshung. Then the trail descends to Kyanjin Gompa. Overnightin Kyanjin Gompa.
Rest day at Kyanjing Gompa.
Explore around the glacier and Himalayan Yak pasture. We climb to Tserko ri hills, from here you can see the stunning mountain views like as Langtang Lirung, Ganjala Chuli, Yala peak Dorje Lakpa and many more...Return back to Hotel to stay.
Kyanjin Gompa to Ngegang (4100m) , 6 hours
Crossing the Langtang Khola below Kyanjin Gompa the trail makes a steep climb through a forest of rhododendron and juniper. Then the trail reaches the yak pasture of Ngegang. On any day here you can see Yaks peacefully grazing. Overnight at Ngegang.
Ngegang trekking to Ganjala Pass (5200m) to Keldang, 8 hours
To ascent to the pass is quite difficult and challenging, following streams at first, and continuing over snow and rocks, we scrambled the last 100m on a steeps and snowy slope. The pass provides a majestic panoramic view of the Langtang Lirung and the snowy summits of the Tibetan border.
Keldang to Dukpu (4080m), 6 hours
The trail descends a long ridge, making many ups and downs and before heading down to the Valley. Then following the ridge line through small settlements, you will reach Dukpu. Overnightat Dukpu.
Dukpu to Tarke Gyang (2590m) , 7 hours
From, Dukpu the trail descends, and then make a climb to a pass. The pass offers a stunning view of the Himalaya. The trails descend through pine and rhododendron forest, then drops steeply to Gekye Gompa. Finally the trail continues its steep descent to the large Sherpa village of Tarke Gyang. Overnightat Tarke Gyang.
After having breakfast you will visit the village of Tarkegyang. If you want to observe the peak of 3771m which is north of the village, you will have to climb half a day to reach the destination. Here you can see panoramic views of the mountains to the north, its well worth the optional half day climb. Back to the Tarkegyang Camp.
Tarkegyang to Sermathang (2610m) , 5 hours
The trail leaves Tarke Gyang and heads off to meet the pretty Sherpa village, Gangyul (2520m). The trail drops a little bit and climbs through deep forests, crossing a number of streams, before reaching Chumik. Making a gentle climb you come to the large village of Shermathang. Overnightat Shermathang
Sermathang to Malemchipul Bazaar (880m) , 5 hours
Making a drop, the trail reaches in the settlements of Nigale and Gyalsha and further to Raithani Gyang (2290m). Descending through the chir pine forest the trek gets to the large fascinating village of Dubha Chaur and finally descending you will reach Melamchi Pul Bazaar. Overnightat Malemchi Pul Bazaar.
Malemchipul Bazaar to Kathmandu.
Drive back to Kathmandu by bus via Araniko highway. Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel on BB basis.
Final departure day
After breakfast, End of our services with departure transfer to the Kathmandu airport to board flight for your onward destination !!
Cost includes in the Package
- Kathmandu international airport transfer
- 2 Nights hotel in Kathmandu / or / Bhaktapur within BB Plan
- All land transfer as per given itinerary
- Lantang National parks permits fees
- TIMS (Trekker's information Management System ) Permit
- Mixed types of accommodation during the trail
- Meals: 3 meals (Bf, Lunch Din) each day while on the trekking days
- Fully escorted trek with fluent English speaking license holder local Guide
- Experienced mountain trekking guide and required cook, sherpa to during the trekking days
- All camping gears during the trekking
- All program according to itineraries on full board.
- Trekking equipment and other facilities to Nepali trekking staffs.
- Insurances for the all nepali staffs
- A special gift: throught the Company " Gokyo Treks and Expedition (P) Ltd.
- Nepal entry visa fees cost US$ 30 and international departure taxes.
- Lunch and dinner in during stay in Kathmandu.
- Your travel insurance ( It is mandatory in case of emergency)
- Personal expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills and extra porters.
- Any donation and monuments entrance fees and as well as TIPS for crew
- Services doesn't include in service inclusive column.
We are experts for the operations trip at high-altitude. Every trip we run has a sound acclimatization program. We created this trekking itinerary to allow for gradual height gain spread over a number of days. There is no way of predicting who will suffer from altitude, but for the vast majority of people, a slow ascent will produce minimal effects. Acclimatizing takes time and there are no safe shortcuts. For all trips to altitudes in excess of 3,000 meters, our guides carry medicines essential to the treatment of altitude illness; they are trained to track symptoms as well as administer medications but we recommend to you to carry medicine by yourself that is beneficial for you.
To be sufficiently protected in terms of insurance, you need specialized travel insurance for participation in hazardous activities. A travel insurance policy that covers emergency evacuation, trip injury, lost baggage, theft, liability, medical treatment and expenses is strongly recommended. Make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal such as trekking and climbing. Our agency Gokyo Treks and Expedition can arrange for the appropriate policy based on your trekking.
Climate and Weather
The climate of Nepal is as varied as its geography. The low-lying Terai has a sub-tropical monsoonal climate. The Himalaya where most of our treks take place, are best in the cool dry season from September to May. The traditional trekking season in Nepal is late September to December, with October and November generally recognized as having the best weather. Spring is also a popular time of year with warmer weather and the advantage of seeing spring flowers and rhododendrons in bloom. The visibility is good and days are pleasantly warm, although nights can be cold, and snow is possible above 3,000 meters.
This trekking is likely to have a wide range of temperatures depending on the altitude and the time of day. In the mountains up to 3,500m the nights will be cool, normally around 5 degree C, and during the day temperatures sometimes rise to 25 degree C. At higher altitudes temperatures range from about 15 degree C to -10 degree C.
We bring together a small group of likeminded people to give them a memorable and insightful travel experience with an invaluable opportunity to interact in a fun-filled environment. Our travel group generally comprises a maximum of 12 members. We need a minimum of 2 participants to run our fixed departure dates. For individualized trips, no minimum or maximum applies. If you would like to travel independently or with your friends, families and colleagues, you are invited to choose any of the trips at your convenient time frame for any number of people.
Gokyo Treks and Expedition promises you a rewarding trip with an experience that last you lifetime amidst natural and cultural beauties. Here you will find committed team member, world-class quality, personalized service, closest co-operation and great company. Our trekking crews have more than a decade of trek leadership experience. We ensure you get the ultimate holiday experience that exceeds your expectation. Quality service is what matters the most. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition are supremely confident to bring outstanding service throughout your trip without any unnecessary discomfort and hassle, it is 100 % guaranteed.
The following is a list of clothing and accessories that we recommend for treks and climbs in Nepal. This is not intended to be a comprehensive clothing and equipment list, rather it is intended to act as a reminder of those items that we feel are essential for your comfort and convenience. However we recognize that you may have your own personal preferences for clothing which may be equally as suitable.
- Sun hat or scarf
- Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
- Any kinds of battery charges and hot shower during the trekking.
- Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
- Down vest and/or jacket (optional)
- T-shirts (2)
- Light and expedition weight thermal tops
- Fleece jacket or pullover
- Lightweight gloves
- Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer
- Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
- Fleece or wool pants
- Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
- Underwear (4)
- Hiking shorts (2)
- Lightweight cotton long pants
- Thin, lightweight inner socks (4)
- Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4)
- Hiking boots with spare laces
- Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
- Gaiters (Optional)
- Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bags
- Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
- Thermarest sleeping pad (Only Camping Trek)
- Water bottles (2)
- Sleeping bag rated -10C. to -20C (Depending on trekking region)
- Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
- Small pad or combination lock-to-lock trek bag
- Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal)
- Books (Highly Recommended)
- Playing cards/backgammon/chess set
- Swiss Knife
Recommended Mountaineering Kit
In addition to the items mentioned above for trekking, the following is a list of the additional specialized items which are required for the trekking peaks.
- Ice axe, and ski poles (note - ice axes can be rented in Kathmandu)
- Climbing helmet
- Alpine climbing harness
- 2 x tape slings
- 2 x screwgate karabiners
- Descender/abseil device
- Plastic or leather mountaineering boots, with gaiters and crampons that have been tested for a good fit.
- Fleece trousers or silhouette
- Additional mits and gloves suitable for climbing
Is pick up service available if my arrival day in Kathmandu?
Sure !! If you provide us your flights Details then you should do request then our representative will come to pick up you on Kathmandu international airport.
Do I need Experience for Ganjala Pass Trekking?
This trekking is suitable for keen trekkers/walkers who are able to walk around 5 - 6 hours in a day, with a light weight rucksack.For such kind of adventure trekking - yes, you need to have some trekking and climbing experience of walking 6 - 7 hours a day in high altitude - somehow about 5000M above sea level.
What kind of accommodation can I expect on Ganjala Pass Trekking?
We provide you 3 star category hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and during the trekking there would be normal hotel accomidation which offers basic clean facilities with a mattress and blanket. We can also offer you sleeping bags if needed (which need to return after the trip) but it is always better idea to own sleeping equipment.
What kind of food can I expect in Ganjala Pass Trek?
All the guest houses/lodges in the trekking they have attached restaurant and they cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian fare. Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season)
The dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you spend the night every day and Lunch will be provided on the way to next place where you are going. However, during teh camping days, our cook offers very fresh delicious meal
What opportunities will I have for shower along Ganjala Pass Trekking?
Tea house trekking all the lodges they have shower which you can get it somewhere paying and somewhere without paying and in Camping trekking - we provide you hot water bucket then you will take bucket shower.
How do I get drinking water on Ganjala Pass Trekking?
Normally in the trekking in nepal route there is all places hotel and shop as well in shop you can able to buy mineral water and you can buy it for drinking but however we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. Instead, we provide you boiled water or bringing chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available in camp site/along the way in the camping trekking.
Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?
in camping trek there are few places where you can charge the battery paying charge but in tea house trekking there will be more chances to charge the battery we recommend to you bring extra pair for incase .Remember to bring your adapters! And we recommend you to take extra batteries.
Is there any communication facilities on Ganjala Pass Trekking?
In this trekking route you can get telephone services as well as internet services as well.
Can I use credit cards in Trekking?
No, for the trekking you need to have cash beacuse credit cards works city area of nepal only.
When should I book my trip and what is the payments terms?
Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid disappointment. We will of course make every effort to accommodate last minute bookings.
We prefer 20 % advance deposit of total price of a trip in order to conform your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And rest of the payment can be made after your arrival. For more
Who will carry my luggage on Ganjala Pass Trekking?
We provide porters they will carry your luggage.
Is there any communication while we are on Ganjala Pass Trekking?
There are telephones in many villages along the popular trekking routes from which you can make international calls.
How much distance do I walk each day?
When walking/trekking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to gradient, terrain and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances on each day, however you have to be prepared to walk 6-7 hours each day.
Do I need walking polls for Ganjala Pass Trekking?
we recomend to take that it will be the helpful to you.
How much additional money do I need per day?
You can allocate US$ 08 - 10 for a lunch / dinner in kathamndu and it depends on your spending habits. US$7 to 10 US$ a day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee and some drinks in trekking.
Trek legally. If you trek independently, you are not allowed to take any staff by law. You need for this a Trekking Agency, the sole authorized to employ staff for foreign trekkers. Do not hire staff or "independent guides" through hotels, unless they have a Trekking Agent licence or offer this service through an affiliated Trekking Agent.
Rubbish management For the most proper disposal available, please make sure you take all of your trash, including bottles and cans from goods consumed in restaurants, to the nearest truck-accessible road.
Sanitation Note the pollution and lack of trash management in the villages on the treks - including trash-clogged rivers and mounds of discarded beer bottles. Nepal is struggling with its rapid Westernization and hasn't yet figured out how to dispose of its waste. Don't contribute to the problem any more than necessary!
After your trek you can give your clothes to the porters' clothing bank which is managed by the KEEP association . This bank is located in the Thamel neighborhood of Kathmandu and provides clothes to the trekking porters.