Ganja La Pass Trekking


Trip Overview

“Life’s not meant to be lived in a one place, so travel as much as you desire.”

The Ganja - La Pass trek is arguably one of the most challenging passes in the Himalayas of Nepal; this wedge in the Himalaya is situated at a height of 5160m. The forest in this region have temperate and sub- alpine vegetation. Wildlife includes migratory birds, deer, monkeys, Thar, and Pika. The scenery here is spectacular and the trek is more adventurous. This region has so far remained one of the most attractive trekking corners in Nepal’s vast expanse of the Himalayas. Tea house facilities are not available in the Ganja La region; hence, trekking in the area is always fully supported and self-sufficient to meet all requirements and contingencies whatsoever.

Our Ganja La pass trek starts from Syabru Bensi and ends at Melamchi Pul Bazaar. From Syabru Bensi, we follow the Langtang River to the east until we get to Kyanjin Gompa (3,049 m). On the way, we also enjoy superb views of Langtang Lirung, Tibetan peaks and other mountains seen in the horizons. We get to rest at Kyanjin Gompa for about a day for acclimatization on this tough trip. Trek up to Kyanjin gompa and excursion to Tshergo Ri would acclimatize you well for further trek to Ganja La pass. The next day, we head up to Ganja La Pass (5160m), from this pass; we can get glorious views of villages and the pristine Himalayas as well. The Ganja la route of Langtang region brings you to the Langtang Valley surrounded by Himalayan Peaks. On a clear day, even the Annapurna range can be seen rising up behind and to the north across the valley is Langtang Lirung 7240m and Ganesh Himal is the highest in the region. The highest point of this trek is Ganja La Pass (5160m). In this trek trekkers can enjoy Buddhist culture and tradition. Stunning Himalayan sightseeing as well as gorgeous Buddhist monastery can be seen on the way. We take opportunity to explore villages, climb small peaks and visit glaciers at a comfortably low elevation. Once we make a trip in the area, we descend from the pass on a steep slope for over 1 km; only camping is possible in the area, after crossing the Ganja la Pass, the trail takes us to Melamchi village and Tarke Ghyang, where people follow the Buddhist religion so we find many old Buddhist monasteries in the villages and our trek trail continues to descend to Melamchi Pul bazaar where we meet our vehicle and return to Kathmandu.

Offering a variety of spectacular scenery to austere landscapes the Ganja La Pass Trek is truly an adventure of a lifetime. Normally every trekker prefers autumn (mid Sept to mid Dec) and spring (March to May) as the best seasons for trekking in this region. Join Adventure Master Treks & Expedition now and be a part of this thrilling & exciting adventure.

Itinerary Overview

Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu

Day 02 : Kathmandu Valley sightseeing and trek preparation

Day 03 : Drive to Syabru Besi

Day 04 : Trek to Lama Hotel

Day 05 : Trek to the Langtang village

Day 06 : Langtang village to Kyanjin Gompa

Day 07 : Acclimatization day

Day 08 : Trek to Ngegang

Day 09 : Trek to Keldang

Day 10 : Trek to Dukpu

Day 11 : Trek to Tarkeghyang

Day 12 : Trek to Shermathang

Day 13 : Trek to Melamchi Pul Bazaar

Day 14 : Kathmandu

Day 15 : Departure Day


Day 01:Arrival at Kathmandu

Adventure Maypole Treks warmly welcomes you to Nepal. Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), you will be greeted by one of our company representatives who will transfer you to your hotel. During this period we will also brief you about the trip.).

Day 02:Kathmandu Valley sightseeing and trek preparation

Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, itself offers a wide range of unique historical, natural and cultural sites. we start a guided tour to several of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu. The sites include the World heritage sites like Kathmandu Durbar Square one of the most important historical structures, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupati Nath, the famous 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambhunath) and Buddhists shrine (BouddhaNath). During this tour, our tour guide will brief you about the historical places, culture and religion.

Day 03:Drive to Syabru Besi

We dive to syabru besi from kathmandu which takes 8 to 9 hours to reach. Overnight at hotel.

Day 04:Trek to Lama Hotel

The trail crosses through suspension bridge and then leads through forest which takes you to Doman. We ascend to Rimche through Bamboo lodge. Climbing steeply, the trail will lead to Lama Hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 05:Trek to the Langtang village

We trek through Gumanechok via Ghoda Tabela to reach Langtang.Langtang is a typical village and one of the oldest along this trekking route.Overnight at hotel.

Day 06:Langtang village to Kyanjin Gompa

From Langtang Valley the trail climbs up to Sindum and to Yamphu then crodding the laja khola we decend to Kyanjin Gompa. Overnigjt at hotel.

Day 07:Acclimatization day

Today is acclimaziation day. You can visit monastery and cheese factory.This is the spot where we can explore the valley and climb several small peaks. Overnight at hotel.

Day 08:Trek to Ngegang

The trail ascends to the area which is covered with few natural vegetation. Here you cannot find any lodge or teahouses. Overnight at camp.

Day 09:Trek to Keldang

Today is adventerous day. we cross through Ganja La Pass covered with snowy ice. Overnight at camp.

Day 10:Trek to Dukpu

The trail leads along the ridge and grassland with spectacular view of Himalayas which takes you to Dukpu. Overnight at camp.

Day 11:Trek to Tarkeghyang

The trail drops down slightly from where you can see amazing view of mountains. Then we go through pine,rodhodendron forest to reach Tarkeghyang. Overnight at lodge.

Day 12:Trek to Shermathang

Today is a easy walk through flat land with beautiful scenary of mountains and forest which leads us to shermathang. Overnight at hotel.

Day 13:Trek to Melamchi Pul Bazaar

We walk down gradually to Melamchi Bazaar through many villages. From Bazaar we catch a bus to Kathmandu.

Day 14:Kathmandu

Leisure day in Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.

Day 15:Departure Day

This is the last day of your trip. You will be transferred to the international airport for your final departure by our airport representative. Adventure Maypole treks feels very pleased to have organized your tour and thanks for visiting Nepal.

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