Langtang Ganja la pass trekking is popular trekking route in Langtang trekking region. Langtang Ganja la pass trek offers an opportunity to explore Tibetan villages, Tamang Villages, panoramic Himalayan views of the Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, Dorje Lakpa, Yala peak, Naya kanga, Gaurishanker including the Annapurna Himalayan range to climb small peaks and to visit glaciers at comfortably low elevations. Langtang Ganja la pass offers an entirely wilderness and adventure experience. If you are trekking during spring the forest on the trail is colorful and blooming full of Rhododendrons. To cross from Langtang into Helambu valley via the Ganja-La pass 5122m which is serious undertaking requiring good equipment and experience from local guides. Crossing the Ganja la pass trekking requires the use of technical climbing equipment and trekkers must be skilled in the use of this and be prepared to assist less well-equipped porter staff. Ganja La pass makes the trekking to Langtang one of the challenging trek of Nepal with unfavorable weather conditions. Langtang Ganja la pass and Helambu trekking starts from Dunche, ends at Melamchi Pul Bazar. From Sybru Bensi, you will follow the Langtang River to the east until you get to Kyanjin Gompa (3,049.). In Kyanjin Gompa there is a small Buddhist monastery and a cheese factory started in 1955 by the Swiss Association for Technical Assistance. When you are crossing the pass there are spectacular views of Langtang Lirung and the Tibetan peaks beyond. Much of this route is spent above 3,000m.The highest point of this trek is Ganja la Pass (5,122m). The descent from the pass is on a steep slope for over 1 km, which requires good care again. But the rest of the trail is easy and comfortable. As there are no lodges and no settlements for three days along the way, the group should be well equipped with enough food. Only camping trekking is possible for Ganja la pass trekking and use firewood is prohibited entire the Langtang national park so Himalaya journey trekking supplies necessary kerosene or gas entire the Langtang Gonja la pass trekking. After passing the Ganja la Pass, the trail takes you to Malemchi gaon and Tarke Ghyang. People here call themselves Sherpas but their relationship with the Sherpa of Solu Khumbu is distant. People are in Langtang Helambu trekking trail follow the Buddhist religion so you will find many old Buddhist monasteries in the villages and trekking trail goes continue descend to Melamchi Pul bazaar than by bus back to kathmandu.
Trekking duration: 16 days
Starting from: Kathmandu by Bus Dhunche
Ending at: Melamchi by bus back to Kathmandu
Grade: Moderate to Strenuous.
Highest access of the trek: Gonja la pass (5122 meters)
Culture: Tamang Tibetan Sherpa Culture
Mode of trekking tour: Ganja la pass camping trekking only
Himalayan sights: Langtang Himalaya region, Gaurishanker, Dorje Lakpa & Annapurna Himalaya range.
Splendid breathtaking place: production Method of chesses and relaxing with different culture.
Gangala Pass Trekking Itineraries
Day 01: Arrival in kathmandu 1334m, transfer to hotel, Langtang gonja la pass trekking briefing with officially arrangements .Overnight at kathmandu.
Day 02. Katmandu - Dhunche (1950m) by bus.
Day 03. Dhunche - Syabru (2130m) in 5h
This is a fine day of trekking, which traverses fir tree and rhododendron forests towards a ridge (2300m). From here we get a panoramic view all the way from Ganesh Himal in the west to Naya Kanga in the east and the Tibetan snowy summits. The trail drops steeply down towards the Bothe Khosi River towards Syabru, which is a busy village with its houses laid out in single file down the hillside. Sherpas and Tamangs farm this area.
Day 04. Syabru - Lama Hotel (2390m) in 5h.
Following a high trail, we pass through terraces and bamboo massifs. We cross Syarpagaon to continue through a fine forest, alive with birds and the occasional troupe of monkeys. After crossing the Langtang Khola, we start the ascent of the valley and soon reach the shepherds?huts that are the Lama Hotel.
Day 05. Lama Hotel - Langtang (3520m) in 5h.
We now have a spectacular view of the Langtang Lirung (7246m) after a steep climb through the Langtang gorge, the ascent eases and the valley widens out into an area of yak meadows and rhododendrons. Further up, we reach Langtang, populated by Tibetans.
Day 06. Langtang - Kyangin Gompa (3850m) in 3h.
An easy and pleasant walk through the yak meadows and the village is spectacularly situated in a glacial amphitheatre dominated by high peaks. An excellent base for shorter walks towards the Langtang Lirung glacier, eastwards to Lagshisa glacier, or a tougher ascent of the northern flank of the valley towards Yala Peak.
Day 07. Rest day or Kyangin Ri (4770m) or Tsergo Ri (4980m) ascent.
With one or two extra days, we can organize the Yala Peak (5500m) or Tsergo Peak (5750m) ascent.
Day 08. Kyangin Gompa - Ngegang (4100m) in 5h.
Climb up through a rhododendron forest and junipers towards the Ngegang yak pastures
Day 09. Ngegang - Ganja La (5121m) - Keldang (4300m) in 5h.
The ascent to the pass is quite tricky, following streams at first, and continuing over snow and rocks. We scramble the last 100 meters on a steep and snowy slope. The pass offers an impressive panoramic view of the Langtang Lirung and the snowy summits of the Tibetan boarder, amongst which rises the Shisha Pangma (8013m). Then the trail plunges steeply over moraines.
Day 10. Keldang - Dukpu (4020m) in 6h.
Ascents give way to descents along the ridge trail.
Day 11. Dukpu - Tarke Ghyang (2560m) in 5h.
We reach a pass towering at 4080 meters, offering a great view over the Himalayas. We now start our descent towards Helambu through fir tree and rhododendron forests.
Day 12. Tarke Ghyang - Sermathang (2620m) in 5h.
The ridge trail criss-crosses streams and waterfalls, and offers open views in all directions with the southern foothills of Nepal fading towards the plains of India.
Day 13. Sermathang - Melamchi Pul (890m) in 4h.
A knee-wobbling journey as we lose altitude quickly, descending to the Melamchi Kola river
Day 14. Melamchi Pul - Katmandu (5h) by bus.Day 15: After breakfast, our tour guide will take to for historical monuments sightseing in kathmandu valley such as Bhaktapur, Pasupatinath, Boudhhanath, Kathmandu durbar square and Monkey temple(swyambhunath) and in the evening farewell dinner in Restaurant, overnight at kathmandu in Hotel.
Day 16: After breakfast, Relaxing/shopping with own activities than drop to Kathmandu international airport for onward journey.
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