Ganja La Pass Trek

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Ganjala Pass Trek offers you the opportunity to explore the Langtang region and ascend the high point of Ganja La Pass (5,122 m), with excursion to Tserko Ri (5,000 m) from the Kyangjin Gompa. Despite being quite close to the Kathmandu Valley, you get the beautiful experience of spending time at the highlands of Tibet. With the dense forests full with rhododendrons and bamboo, trails made attractive with waterfalls, and staggering views of mountains, this trek takes you to the sacred place of Hindus and Buddhists—Gosainkunda. Though the inhabitants on the highlands of Langtang region are Nepalese, since their origin connects with Tibet, you can see their culture, lifestyle, tradition and social practices—all influenced by Tibetan culture.

The journey begins with a ride of about 7 hours to Syabrubesi from Kathmandu. From Syabrubesi you shall begin trekking towards Lama Hotel. Via Lama Hotel, passing the Langtang Village, you shall arrive at Mundu. Trekking from Mundu takes you to Kyangjin Gompa, where you shall spend an extra day to ascend the Tserko Ri. From Kyangjin Gompa, you shall arrive at the bottom of the Ganja La Pass, which you shall ascend the following day. Via Ganja La Pass you shall trek to Yak Kharka. Via Tarke Gyang, Sermathang, you shall arrive to Melamchi Pul Bazar and shall drive back to Kathmandu. 

Itineary
Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 2 : Drive to Syabrubesi
Day 3 : Trek to Lama Hotel
Day 4 : Trek to Langtang Village-Mundu
Day 5 : Trek to Kyangjin Gompa
Day 6 : At Kyangjin Gompa
Day 7 : Trek to Ganja La Phedi
Day 8 : Trek to Keldang via Ganja La Pass
Day 9 : Trek to Yak Kharka
Day 10 : Trek to Tarke Gyang
Day 11 : Trek to Sermathang
Day 12 : Trek to Melamchi Pul Bazar/Drive to Kathmandu
Day 13 : At Kathmandu
Day 14 : Departure
 
Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu
Altitude : Kathmandu: 1,320 m
 
Our representative shall pick you up from the international airport and take you to your hotel. After you are done with resting, you might want to do some shopping for your trek. We shall sit together for a short debrief session in the late afternoon, and enjoy the Welcome Dinner hosted by us. Stay your first night at Kathmandu.

Day 2 : Drive to Syabrubesi
Altitude : Syabrubesi: 1,550 m
 
It is a 7 hour drive to Syabrubesi from Kathmandu valley. You can enjoy the beautiful mountain views, the scattered settlements over the hills and terraced fields. Before reaching to Dhunche you shall have lunch at Trishuli Bazar. Descending form Dhunche takes you to Syabrubesi. Stay overnight at Syabrubesi.

Day 3 : Trek to Lama Hotel
Altitude : Lama Hotel: 2,380 m
 
Before passing through thick forest, you shall start you first day of trekking walking alongside the Langtang Khola. Further crossing some rivers via suspension bridges, you shall trek by number of teahouses. Despite frequent ups and downs, you shall not feel the trek so difficult today. Stay overnight at Lama Hotel.

Day 4 : Trek to Langtang Village-Mundu
Altitude : Langtang Village: 3,430 m; Mundu: 3,543 m
 
Before ascending uphill through valley, you shall make through dense forests. You shall arrive at the Langtang Village that suffered major damage when Nepal was hit by a devastating earthquake in 2015. Leaving the valley, witnessing the restored teahouses and lives, and the Langtang Lirung, you shall head off to Mundu Village. Spend overnight at Mundu village.

Day 5 : Trek to Kyangjin Gompa
Altitude : Kyangjin Gompa: 3,870 m
 
Today your destination is one of the largest monasteries of Langtang region. Passing through various prayer wheels, Chortens, water mills, Mani walls, carved stones, you shall explore the beauty and sacredness of Kyangjin Gompa. This place also boats the largest Mani wall of the country. Stay overnight at Kyangjin Gompa.
 
Day 6 : At Kyangjin Gompa
Altitude : Kyangjin Gompa: 3,870 m
 
You shall be spending an extra day exploring the Gompa and ascending the Tserko Ri. Tserko Ri offers the spectacular view of sunrise. After witnessing the sunrise view from the Ri, you shall head back to Kyangjin Gompa. During your ascend you might feel the thin air, which is why an acclimatization and an elevation can help you get used to with the high altitude. Stay another night at Kyangjin Gompa.

Day 7 : Trek to Ganja La Phedi
Altitude : Ganja La Phedi: 4,300 m
 
You shall ascend uphill through the beautiful forest full with rhododendrons. But before that you shall cross the Langtang Khola leaving the Gompa. This trial can be covered with snow, if you are trekking during winter season. Otherwise, you shall easily make to Ganja La Phedi within 5-6 hours from the Gompa. It is the bottom of the Ganja La Pass which you shall ascend the following day. Stay overnight at Ganja La Phedi.

Day 8 : Trek to Keldang via Ganja La Pass
Altitude : Ganja La Pass: 5,122 m; Keldang: 4,250 m
 
This is the day our dream come true and also the day you shall find quite challenging and tough. Being one of the difficult passes of the country, Ganga La Pass is covered with snow almost throughout the year. You shall make through this pass using boulders, and pass several lakes before making at the top of the pass. Both ascent and descent over the icy trail can be quite challenging. You shall then descend down to Keldang. Stay overnight at Keldang.

Day 9 : Trek to Yak Kharka
Altitude : Yak Kharka: 4,000 m
 
You might still be wondering about your experience from making through the Ganja La Pass. You shall descend down from Keldang, via a ridge. You might be amazed to know by the altitude you lose by the time you arrive at Yak Kharka. Making through grasslands, forests, ridges, you arrive at Yak Kharka. Stay overnight at Yak Kharka.

Day 10 : Trek to Tarke Gyang
Altitude : Tarke Gyang: 2,590 m
 
The trek of descending continues along with losing significant altitude. Passing through more dense forests, grasslands you shall arrive at Tarke Gyang. You can feel the air little different and plenty to inhale as you lose the altitude. You shall continue you return journey for a couple of days more. Stay overnight at Tarke Gyang.
 
Day 11 : Trek to Sermathang
Altitude : Sermathang: 2,610 m
 
Passing through small forest, overlooking the spectacular beauty of the village, you shall make a half-circular round of the valley, and arrive at a junction connecting Parachin Village and Gangyul Village. At Gangyul, you might see a different practice of Buddhism; it is called the Drukpa Kagyu Buddhism, one which is the national religion in Bhutan. Stay overnight at Sermathang.

Day 12 : Trek to Melamchi Pul Bazar/Drive to Kathmandu
Altitude : Kathmandu: 1,320 m
 
Descending down from the Sermathang, passing by several Sherpa villages, you shall reach Melamchi Pul Bazar. Catching a bus from here, you shall drive back to Kathmandu reversing your views that you had made while arriving here. Once you reach to Kathmandu, you would love to take a generous rest and let your exhaustion fade away slowly.

Day 13 : At Kathmandu
Altitude : Kathmandu: 1,320 m
 
Visit some of the World Heritage Sites enlisted by UNESCO, such as the Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhhanath, Swoyambhunath, Basantapur Durbar Square, etc. You might want to buy something for you departure journey. In the evening we shall be sharing our trekking experience over Farewell Dinner. Stay your last night at Kathmandu.

Day 14 : Departure
Be ready with your bags and luggage; our representative shall receive you from your hotel and take you to the Tribhuvan International Airport within sufficient time before your departure flight. We shall bid our goodbyes and farewell and part away from the airport. Have a safe and happy and safe journey back to your home country.

Trip Facts

Duration: 14 days
Type: Difficult
Maximum height : 5 M.
No. of Pax : 1-12 people
Starts From : Syabrubesi
Ends at : Sermathang

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