Langtang Ganja La Pass Trek


Langtang Ganja La Pass Trek

Langtang Ganja La Pass Trek, situated northwest of the Kathmandu Valley in the Langtang region, is one of the most prevalent and challenging trekking. The Trek takes you from the busy trails of the Langtang area to the picturesque trails of Helambu via the frozen Ganja La Pass (5,130 m). The Langtang Ganja La Pass Trekking provides panoramic high passes protected by water, views of the stunning Langtang valley and Helambu valley in the Himalayas. Our trip begins with a whole day sightseeing upon arrival in Kathmandu. The trek starts at Syabrubesi and passes several Tamang villages before entering the popular Langtang valley. Followed by a spiritual tour of the village of Langtang, the trail proceeds through the alpine forest to reach the ancient Kyanjin Gompa Monastery. The path then reaches the convincing Ganja La Pass, the trek's highest altitude which is frozen all year round. Langtang Ganja La Pass Trek leads to the alpine forests, lush flora and fauna, as well as pastureland at high altitudes. The northern parts of the city largely come under the Langtang National Parks boundaries. The path then goes through Helambu's Sherpa villages and ends in the Helambu area at the Melamchi Pul Bazar. You can also walk through the beautiful villages, rice terraces and a number of beautiful Buddhist monasteries of Tarke Gyang and Sermathang before heading back to Kathmandu.


Trip Code WPP-003-LGT
Destination Nepal
Altitude 5132m
Region Langtang Region
Season Spring and Autumn
Difficulty Moderate
Accomodation Hotel, Tea House and Tent
Duration 16 Days


Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300 /1,968ft)

When you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, our Wongchhu Peak Promotion's representative will welcome you and escort you to your confirmed hotel. After wrapping up the reservation process, you can relax and get freshen up for a mini tour of Thamel. Our company's team will guide you to get familiarize with some fantastic eateries, ATMs, currency trading houses, and other spots you may require during your stay in Thamel.

Day 2: Sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley

After breakfast the following morning, you will depart for a full-day city tour of Kathmandu Valley. You can explore the sacred Pashupatinath Temple and Swyambhunath, both of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

The high points of our sightseeing tour are the biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath and the art history and historical architecture of Kathmandu Durbar Square, which exemplify ancient Nepalese culture.
Patan City's famous fine arts and historical architecture will captivate you on a visit. When you get back to your hotel, you'll have opportunity to experience the neighborhood, enjoy supper, and maybe enjoy a leisurely stroll down the famous streets. Finally, the day comes to a close with a traditional Nepalese dinner at Nepali Cultural Restaurant.

Day 3: Drive to Syafrubesi (1,550m/5,100ft)

We leave after breakfast and drive for around 7-8 hours via Kathmandu's northwestern hills. Along the way, you'll get beautiful views of white snowcapped summits such as Mt. Annapurna II, Manasalu, Ganesh Himal, and other minor peaks, as well as the lush landscape of hillocks, rivers, and villages. Through terraced fields and rural settlements, take in the Himalayan scenery and culture. Through the Trishuli Bazaar, Betrawati, and Dhunche, the beauty of foothills and ridgeline vistas gives the impression that you are approaching low ground. Before continuing on to Dhunche, we stop for lunch at the Trishuli Bazaar. We make our way to Syabrubesi for the night.

Day 4: Trek from Syafrubesi to Lama Hotel (2,450m/8,038ft)

Today, we continue down the hill until we reach a fork in the route to the east, which drops rapidly off the crest and into a dense forest. The trail begins by weaving through the mild deciduous oak and maple forests that cover the valley's lower reaches before ascending into enormous stands of spruce, fir, and blue pine. Our pathways will skirt dangerous drops that plummet into a silt-laden river below while towering walls press in on us. We cross a bridge (1960m) over a stream of the Langtang Khola and then ascend up from the river, joining the old Langtang trail from Sherpa Gaon and Syabrubesi in an hour, shortly after the trail levels off. The Lama Hotel in the tiny village of Chon gong is another hour away from this trail intersection. Tea house for the night. Walking time: 6-7 hours

Day 5: Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang Village (3,430m/11,253ft)

The day starts with a gentle climb, but it soon becomes steeper, climbing through wild forests of hemlocks, oaks, maples and white and pink rhododendrons high above the Langtang Khola. The tantalizing glimpse of snow-capped peaks starts appearing along with the short view of Mt. Langtang Lirung (7244m) through the trees. The trail leads to a log bridge and on climbing further we come across lush meadows of Ghora Tabela (2992m). The trail ascends gradually as the valley opens up into classical U-shaped glacial. Follow the path across the helipad and yak pastures, climb briefly through rhododendrons and scattered Tamang villages. The trail crosses a stream and climbs past several water-driven mills and prayer wheels to the large settlement of Langtang (3430m), headquarter of Langtang National Park. The village has flat-roofed Tibetan style house, and elaborately carved driven windows of the upper village are worth exploring. Valley is surrounded by stone walls enclosing fields where buckwheat, potatoes, wheat, turnips, and barley are planted and easy to find yak and the wild goats wondering around you. 4-5 hours trek.

Day 6: Trek from Langtang Village to Kyanjin Gompa (3,870m/12,697ft)

The track continues beyond from Langtang, passing past the small yak-herding villages of Mundu, Sindum, and Yampha before tracing the path of the Langtang Khola to Kyanjin Gompa (3870m). It's a short three-hour hike with views of mountains and snow-capped peaks. You can visit the Yak Cheese Factory in the afternoon. The breathtaking views of the natural scenery and mountains are breathtaking.

Day 7: Acclimatization Day in Kyanjin Gompa

Today is the trekking's rest and exploration day. We can visit the monastery and cheese factory, or hike up the moraine to observe the Langtang Lirung's stunning ice faces and cascading glaciers, or ascend Kyanjin Ri (4350m) and Tserko Ri (5,000m), the trek's highest point. Easy hike to the Langtang Lirung, Langtang range, Kinshung, and Yansa Tsenji for a breathtaking view of the Langtang Lirung, Langtang range, Kinshung, and Yansa Tsenji. We also have the option of going to Langshisa Kharka as a side trip. There are a variety of side journeys available, with numerous smaller isolated valleys in the adjacent areas to the north. Return to Kyanjin for the night.

Day 8: Trek from Kyanjin Gompa to Ngengang Kharka (4,000m/13,123ft)

On this day, you will trek about six to seven hours in order to reach Nyengang Kharka. You will pass by many beautiful villages. You will have to walk through a steep ascend and will be cherished by the natural vegetation of the surrounding area. As there are no houses or lodges found in this area, you need to stay overnight at camp. The trail goes on ascending and the area is covered with little natural vegetation. No villages can be seen in this area, hence no lodges are available. 

Day 9: Trek from Ngengang Kharka to High Camp (4,960m/16,272ft)

Today is the shortest day among the whole trek. On this day, we will be ascending towards the High camp. The walk is about three to four hours and is a bit steeper. Upon arrival at High camp, explore around the area and camp overnight.

Day 10: Trek from High Camp to Ganja-La pass (5,200m/17,060ft) to Keldang (4,270m/14,009ft)

The trail heads south, following streams and moraines as it ascends sharply to the pass. The path climbs steeply to the pass, then falls sharply into the Yangri Khola Valley. Because Ganja La is one of the steep passes, it would be a long day. During the majority of the year, the Ganja la pass is covered in snowy ice. Make the arduous trek among the rocks, across the little lakes, and over the Ganja La, a rocky moraine. The pass offers a spectacular panoramic view of the Langtang Lirung and the Tibetan border's snowy peaks. Due to snowfall and ice, climbing up and down the pass can be difficult at times. The trail leads us to Keldang, where we will pitch up tent, by following the creek through green meadows.

Day 11: Trek from Keldang to Dukpu (4,080m/13,386ft)

On this day, you will walk along the ridges and grassland. You will have an amazing view of Mountains today. You will walk through a forest, which will be an adventurous experience to you. Though the walk is long but it is worth trekking as you will be amazed by the natural beauty of this village. You will camp overnight at Dukpu. 6-7 hours trek.

Day 12: Trek from Dukpu to Tarke Ghyang (2,590m/8,497ft)

The trail descends from Dukpu before climbing to a pass. The views from the pass are breathtaking, with vistas of the Annapurna region, Mt. Everest, and native mountains. The trail descends sharply to Gekye Gompa, passing through a grove of pine and rhododendron. Its steep descent leads to Tarkeghyang, passing by small herders. You can go to one of the oldest Buddhist monasteries and see some of the most beautiful Sherpa communities.

Day 13: Tarke Ghyang to Sermathang (2,610m/8,563ft)

Today's trip is relatively straightforward, passing over flat land with lovely trees. The trail takes us through a tiny woodland with views of Helambu's beautiful settlement. Between Parachin and Gangyul, a Sherpa settlement in the Khumbu region, the trail sweeps around the vast valley end. Sermathang is another lovely Sherpa settlement with several ancient monasteries and spectacular views of the Jugal Himal mountain. On a clear day, the village offers spectacular views of Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Gosaikunda, and Rolwaling, as well as Everest in the distance.

Day 14: Trek from Sermathang to Melamchi and drive back to Kathmandu

After breakfast, the trail gradually descends all the way to Melamchi Bazaar through meadows and cultivated fields. From here take a drive.

Day 15: Leisure day

A day off in Kathmandu. You can book a tour of the city of Kathmandu Valley from our guide. On this day, you can explore several museums throughout the valley, including the Narayanhiti Museum, which was once the residence of Nepal's last king. You can also visit Nagarkot's hilltop. After some sightseeing in the valley's world heritage sites, you'll enjoy a farewell supper with your Nepali friends and guide. You and your guide may decide to prolong your stay for a Chitwan jungle safari, rafting activities, and other activities.

Day 16: Departure

Finally, it's TIME TO SEE OFF. Wongchhu Peak Promotion staff will pick you up from your hotel and drop you off at Tribhuvan International Airport 3 hours before your flight time, with the hope of seeing you again. You'll have plenty of time on the way home to plan your future excursion in Nepal's beautiful country.


  • Airport – Hotel transfers in KTM  for 2nights pre and two nights post-trek (total 4 nights), including breakfast on a twin-sharing basis,
  • City tour of Boudhanath, Pashupatinath and Swyambhunath,
  • Transportation, tour guide and entrance tickets during the city tour,
  • Tourist Bus from Ktm-Syabrubesi-Ktm,
  • National park entrance fee,
  • Teahouse trekking accommodations including food,
  • Boiled water, tea, coffee, including all food,
  • Guides & porters during the trek.
  • Wongchhu Peak Promotion duffel bag, cap and trekking map,
  • Daily dispatch on the website,
  • Salary & insurance for all Nepali staff,
  • Welcome & Farewell Dinners.


  • Meals in Kathmandu (except welcome and farewell dinner),
  • Extra night accommodations in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary,
  • Beverages and alcoholic drinks on the trek,
  • Personal trekking equipment,
  • All personal expenses, including Nepal Visa (for country entrance),
  • Personal medical and evacuation insurance,
  • All other additional charges for additional services, including recommended TIP,
  • Additional tips for a tour guide, others as one sees fit,
  • Personal purchases.


1.0 Travel Documents

  • Valid passport
  • Credit/Debit card
  • Passport size photo (6 pieces)
  • Insurance paper and contact address
  • Family contact number

2.0 Upper Body Wear

  • Thermal Top Base Layer (2 Pcs)
  • Fleece Jacket (1 Pcs)
  • Gore-Tex Jacket (1 Pcs)
  • Down Jacket (1 Pcs)
  • Cotton T-Shirt (2 Pcs)

3.0 Lower Body Wear

  • Thermal Bottom Base Layer (2 Pcs)
  • Fleece Trouser (1pcs)
  • Gore-Tex Pant (1 pcs)
  • Mid Weight Pants (1Pcs)
  • Light Weight Quick Dry Trekking Pants (2-3 Pairs)
  • Gaiters for trekking boots

4.0 Headwear

  • Sun Cap
  • Fleece Hat/ Warm Hat (1-2 Pcs)
  • Neck Gaiter (2 Pcs)

5.0 Handwear

  • Thin fleece gloves
  • Wind stopper/screen tap gloves

6.0 Footwear

  • Normal Socks (2-3 Pairs)
  • Trekking Shoes (Gore-Tex)
  • Slipper (1 Pair)

7.0 Sleeping Bags

  • Sleeping bag -20°c to -30°c for Base camp
  • Down Sleeping Bag -40°c for extreme comfort
  • Thermarests Mattress (Cell foam)
  • Sleeping bag
  • Liner Inflatable Pillow

8.0 Trekking Equipment

  • Power Bank
  • Pee Bottle
  • Altimeter watch
  • Pocket Knife
  • Walking Stick/Trekking Pole
  • Satellite Phone with credit
  • Battery
  • Headlight 500-700Lumens
  • Spare Tape Slings/240cm
  • Unlock Carabiner
  • Lock Carabiner

9.0 Bag packs

  • Rucksacks 35 L -50 L

10.0 Sun stuff

  • Banana Boat/ Nivea Sun Cream (-20 Spf)
  • Lip Guard -20 (Spf)
  • Sun Glasses (Uv Protection)

11.0 Toiletries (Personal)

  • Toilet Paper / Wet Tissue
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Towel
  • Garbage Bag

12.0 Eating & Drinkings

  • 1 ltr. Water Bottle
  • 1/1.5ltr. Thermos Mug (Opt.)
  • Spoon / Fork (opt.)
  • Bowl (opt.)

13.0 Medical / First Aid

  • Brufen / Ibuprofens
  • Antibiotic
  • Diamox
  • Paracetamol
  • Handy Plaster
  • Crack Bandage
  • Tincture Iodine
  • Ondem
  • Cetirizine
  • Electrolyte
  • Minil 10mg (Palpitation, anxiety)
  • Codopar (Headache & chest pain)
  • Salbetol 4mg (Breathless)
  • Azithromycin 500mg (chronic tonsillitis, fever, nose, throat infection-must take 5 days)
  • Flupen 250mg (prevent wound infection)
  • Allegra 120/180mg (Allergic tonsil)
  • Menstrual Products

14.0 Miscellaneous

  • Nail cutter
  • Umbrella /Raincoat
  • Hot water bag
  • Camera
  • Trails Maps
  • GPS Tracker (Recommended)
  • Hand & Toe Warmer


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