Ganjala Pass Trek

Duration: 14 Days
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Technical Challenging
  • Trip Style: Hiking and Trekking/climbing
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Bus
  • Food: Full Board Plan
  • Accommodation: Hotel + Tea House + Tented Camp
  • Group Size: 1-10
  • Max Elevation: 5,122 m./16,800 ft.

The Ganjala Pass trek is one of the most adventurous trekking trails in the Langtang region. The trail involves crossing one of the highest Ganga La passes located at an altitude of 5,106 m./16,747 ft.

The trek starts from Syabrubesi and passes through Lama Hotel, Kyanjing Gomba, and Lantang Village and drops to Helambu region via Ganga La pass. The Galnjala pass trek follows the Langtang valley trek until Kyangin Gompa and takes a right turn towards to Ganjala peak. The area falls within Langtang National Park which is home to rare species such as Red Panda, Black Bear and even Snow Leopard. You will come across many Tamang villages on this trek while enjoying a beautiful panoramic view of Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, Dorje Lakpa, Yala Peak, Naya Kanga, Gaurishanker and the Annapurna Himalayan range.

Visiting Kyangjin Monastery at a height of, 3,049 m./10,050 ft. will present you with breathtaking views of Langtang peaks. During springtime, the forest comes to live with Rhododendrons blooming on all sides. You will also visit a cheese factory set up by the Swiss Association for Technical Assistance in 1955. Explore Langsisha Kharka and Tserku RI and prepare for the adventure Ganjala pass. Once you cross the pass then you will enter into the Helambu region which is totally different than you had seen in Langtang valley.

Ganjala pass trek is the most challenging trek in Langtang Helambu trekking. We have to fix the rope to go over a pass, the least 3 night you should sleep in the tented accommodation. These three days trek is long day trek to complete the Ganjala and come down to Helambu trekking region.


  • Cross the highest Ganga La pass 5,106 m./16,747 ft.
  • Most of the trail is above, 3,000 m./9,840 ft.
  • Visit Kyanjin Gompa and experience Tibetan Buddhism
  • Enjoy beautiful views of Langtang Lirung, Ganesh Himal, Dorje Lakpa, Yala Peak, Naya Kanga, Gaurishanker
  • Breathtaking Himalayan Views
  • Mesmerizing landscapes with forest and terraced Fields
  • Verity of Flora and Fauna
  • Tented Camp Experience 

Outline Itinerary

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Day 01: Kathmandu 1,350 m./4,428 ft.

Upon your arrival in Kathmandu International Airport, you will be greeted by our dedicate airport representative and comfortably transfer to your Hotel by private vehicle. You will have pleasant and fruitful overnight with the best hospitality.

  • Hotel
  • 1,350 nm./4,428 ft.

Pashupatinath Temple: Nepal's most sacred Hindu shrine and considered one of the greatest Shiva sites, is located on the banks of the Bagmati River five km north-east of Kathmandu Valley.

Boudha Nath Stupa: The largest stupa in Nepal and the holiest Tibetan Buddhist temple outside Tibet. It is the centre of Tibetan culture in Kathmandu and rich in Buddhist symbolism.

Monkey Temple: Swayambhunath is an ancient religious complex atop a hill in the Kathmandu Valley, west of Kathmandu city. It is also known as the Monkey Temple as there are holy monkeys living in the northwest parts of the temple.

Kathmandu Durbar Square: Also known as Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square is the plaza in front of the old royal palace of the then Kathmandu Kingdom. The Durbar Square is surrounded by spectacular architecture and vividly showcases the skills of the Newar artists and craftsmen over several centuries.

  • Breakfast
  • Hotel
  • 1,350 m./4,428 ft.

After morning breakfast, we drive out along the north-western hills of Kathmandu. Enjoy the Himalayan views and significant landscapes, lifestyle through the terraced fields and rustic villages. Take Lunch at the Trishuli Bazar before continuing further to Dhunche. From Dhunche, we descend to Syabrubesi. You will have pleasant stay overnight.

  • Full Board Meals
  • Guest House/Tea House
  • 1,550 m./5,084 ft.

This is our first day of trekking today. Follow the Langtang Khola River. Pass through the dense forests. Cross several suspension bridges. We also pass by a tea houses. The trail goes up and down but it’s not that challenging.

  • Full Board Meals
  • Guest House/Tea House
  • 2,380 m./7,830 ft.

Today after breakfast, we start our trekking day towards the village of Langtang Village or Mundu. Our trail continues along dense forests. After making a steady climb up through the valley, we leave the tree line behind us. Enjoy the marvelous views of Langtang Lirung. On the way to Mundu, you will also pass the Langtang Village, which was severely affected the the earthquake last year. Langtang Valley alone lost 400 lives, flooded away by an earthquake-triggered avalanche, destroying an entire village and infrastructures. We also see the ruins of Langtang Village, where life is slowing building back and a few tea-houses are reopened.

  • Full Board Meals
  • Guest House/Tea House
  • 3,430 m./11,253 ft.

After breakfast, we will start our journey to Kyangjin Gompa, a principal monastery of the region. You will pass by water mills, prayer wheels, Chortens, with sacred mounds of rocks with inscriptions carved on them. Also pass the largest Mani wall in Nepal, made from stone with prayers written on them. The prayers written on the Mani wall is supposed to be blown away by the wind. After the short trek, you will spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the Buddhist shrine and surrounding areas with the amazing views of the mountains.

  • Full Board Meals
  • Guest House/Tea House
  • 3,870 m./12,697 ft.

After taking morning tea and breakfast, we get out of the village and pass on through yak pastures and start for visiting to Tserko Ri (5,033m/16,404 ft) for mountain sunrise views. Since, we are really getting into the high altitudes; you might start feeling the thin air. In the afternoon, return to Kanjin Gompa-surrounded by the Himalayas all around. You can take a walk around Kanjin Gompa enjoying the views, glaciers, icefalls, birds and yaks.

  • Full Board Meals
  • Guest House/Tea House
  • 3,870 m./12,697 ft.

Taking today’s breakfast, we embark on our today’s journey to Ganja La Phedi. Cross the Langtang River. Ascend through rhododendron forests. Since, we’re already in high altitude, the time for getting to our destination also depends upon the season of the trek. Since, during the winter snow, it might take longer time to cross the snow strewn path.

  • Full Board Meals
  • Tented Camp
  • 4,300 m./14,104 ft.

Today we cross the Ganja La pass. It’d be a strenuous day since Ganja La is one of the difficult passes. Ganja la pass is covered with snow almost throughout the year. Make the long ascent through the boulders, pass the small lakes, and summit the Ganja La which situated on a rocky moraine. Enjoy the spectacular views from the pass. Climbing up and down the pass can sometimes be tricky due to snowfall and ice. From the pass, we descend down to Keldang.

  • Full Board Meals
  • Tented Camp
  • 4,250 m./13,940 ft.

Trek from Keldang to Yak Kharka. From Keldang, we descend further down following a prominent ridge line. In our 5-6 hrs trek today, we continue losing our altitude through forests, ridges, and grasslands.

  • Full Board Meals
  • Tented Camp
  • 4,000 m./13,120 ft.

Today, we lose altitude considerably, about 1500 meters. The trail would be similar, except that as you descend lower, you will notice more vegetation.

  • Full Board Meals
  • Guest House/Tea House
  • 2,590 m./8,497 ft.

We cross small forest with the view of beautiful village of Helembu region. The trail makes a sweep around the wide valley end between Parachin and the pretty Sharpa village of Gangyul. The people of this village practice Drukpa Kagyu Buddhism, the same as the national religion of Bhutan.

  • Full Board Meals
  • Guest House/Tea House
  • 2,610 m./8,663 ft.

On our final day of the trek, we walk down to Malemchi Pul Bazaar with several Sherpa villages. Melemchi Pul Bazaar is new and vibrant city lies at the river bank of Melemchi Khola, From the Bazaar, catch a bus to Katmandu. You will celebrate the successful completion of our journey, we will have a farewell dinner in the evening. Overnight in Kathmandu.

  • Breakfast and Lunch
  • Hotel
  • 1,350 m./4,428 ft.

We are very much thankful of your successful trip. As this is your last day of your Nepal adventure holiday with GAT, We are pleased to arrange airport transportation for your next adventure journey. Wishing you all the best and safe journey.

  • Breakfast

What's included

  • Airport picks up and drops off
  • 3-night Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • One full day guided tour in KTM as per itinerary.
  • Langtang National Park Entry Permit.
  • Land transportation to and from by bus
  • 10- Night lodge/tented camp Accommodation while trekking.
  • Experienced Alpine English-speaking Guide
  • Safe Drinking Water while in the mountain.
  • TIMS-Card (Trekker Information Management System)
  • Full board Meals while in the trekking (breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
  • Seasonal Fruits
  • Complementary Sleeping bag and Down Jacket if required.
  • Company T-shirt
  • Personal expenses and all kind of drinks
  • Clients personal Insurance,
  • Tips to your Guide and Porter (not mandatory but expected),
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu
  • Laundry services, telephone,
  • Emergency evacuation by Helicopter, Airport tax and custom clearance
  • Alternative transportation in case of heavy rain, landslide, strike, road blockade etc.
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Useful Info

  • Ganja La pass trek is the most challenging pass in Nepal high pass trek.
  • You need to be physically and emotionally fit to complete this trek, It is better to have some rock climbing experience.
  • In case if you accomplished the trek due to some unseen circumstance, the payment will not be refunded or reversed to another trek activities