GANJA LA PASS TREK
GANJA LA PASS TREK
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The Langtang Ganja La Pass Trek, situated northwest of the Kathmandu Valley in the Langtang region, is one of the most prevalent and challenging trekking targets. Langtang Ganja La Pass Trekking offers high passes secured by snow, great mountain perspectives, old religious communities, lovely valleys of the Langtang and Helambu, and natural life. Langtang Ganja La Pass Trek takes you from the busy trails of the Langtang region to the picturesque trail of Helambu via the frozen Ganja La Pass (5130 m) and allows you to be immersed in untouched, humanly interfering nature. Ganja La Pass is one of the difficult 5132 m long Himalayan Passes. Hikers can enjoy Buddhist culture and tradition at Ganja la pass trek. Magnificent sightseeing of the Himalayas as well as a magnificent Buddhist temple can be seen along the way. The 5106 m crossing path from Kyanjin Gompa in Langtang to Tarke Gyang in Helambu begins trekking via Ganja La Pass. Crossing the Langtang Khola below Kyanjin Gompa, the trail makes a steep climb through the woodland of rhododendron and juniper along the hill on the south side of the valley. Ganja La Trail proceeds to the south, avoiding streams and moraines and steeply descending towards the pass. The views from the pass, from Langtang Lirung to the north and from Tibet’s snow tops, including Shisha Pangma at 8013 m, are impressive.
Kyanching Gompa is one of the landmarks surrounded by Mt Langtang Lirung (7245 m) to the west, Yala peak to the north, Dorje Lakpa (6966 m), Urkeinmang (6387 m), Loenpo Gang (6979) and Kangchenpo to the north-east. There is a small Buddhist temple in Kyanjing Gompa, and the Swiss Association for Technical Assistance opened a cheese factory in 1955. The views of Langtang Lirung and the Tibetan peaks above are excellent as you cross the pass. Most of this road is spent above 3,000 m (10,000 ft). Ganjala Pass (5,122 m) is the highest point of this trek. The last few 100 m trails are difficult on Ganja la,’s very road, so we have to be well prepared. The descent from the pass is over 1 km on a steep slope and again takes careful care. Yet the remainder of the trail is easy and convenient. Three days down the way, there are no lodges and no villages, the party will be well prepared with enough provisions.
Day 1: Arrival at KathmanduOur team leader will greet you at Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), from where you'll be shifted to your hotel. You can visit Thamel for a limited time if you like. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 2: Drive to Syabrubesi (1470m), Trek to Khanjim (2280m)You will depart for Syabrubesi which takes around 7-8 hours by public bus after breakfast in Kathmandu. Sybrubensi is a village passing by Trishuli Bazaar and Dhunche, with houses made of large stones. You 'll look at the ever-smiling snowcapped peaks amid the lush valleys, towns, and rivers. We travel on a bumpy and twisting road and arrive in Sybrubensi. Night at Sybrubensi tented camp.
Day 3: Syabrubesi to Rimche (2324m)Your trek ends and proceeds along the Langtang River course and you arrive at the new bridge after an hour of climbing. You pass through Domen until you enter the village of Bamboo where you can rest for lunch. Several guesthouses, parks, and vegetable fields are in the bamboo village. After a steep climb from Bamboo, you'll hit Rimche and start on the way to Lama Hotel. you will spend your night at the hotel.
Day 4: Rimche to Langtang (3330m)After having your breakfast at the restaurant, you must leave Lama Restaurant behind to travel through Ghodatabela to enter the Langtang Valley. The breathtaking scenery of thick rhododendron trees, the beautiful Langtang River, and the glimpses of Mt Langtang Lirung (7234 m) will surround you. Ascending across the River Langtang, you arrive at the village of Langtang. It is the largest settlement in the district that has been mainly populated by Tamang ethnics with plentiful tea houses. Tented camp in Langtang overnight.
Day 5: Langtang to Kyanjin Gompa (3730m)You walk across vast grasslands as you exit the Langtang valley with engraved prayers, past the tallest Mani wall. You'll get the glimpses of a stunning icefall streaming from the Langtang range after passing Palpha Khola. You cross a windy path across wooden bridges before you eventually enter Kyanjin Gompa, the most sacred monastery in the entire Langtang area. Tented village in Kyanjin overnight.
Day 6: Acclimatization dayToday is the trek's day of discovery where you'll enjoy enjoying nature. When we visit the outskirts of Kyanjin you can discover Kyanjin Gompa and the nearby cheese factory. You can also go for a climb to Tserko-Ri (4984 m), from where, along with other smaller peaks, you can appreciate the spectacular view of the Langtang range. Tented settlement in Kyanjin for overnight.
Day 7: Kyanjin Gompa to Ngengang (4000m)From Kyanjin Gompa you can go up sparsely vegetated hills. You'll cross a suspension bridge across Langtang Khola and get to Chhana Lake before you reach Ngengang. You will enter Ngengang after a tiring walk in the center of the barren hills where you can stay overnight.
Day 8: Ngegang to Keldang (4270m) through Ganja-La Pass (5130m)You must set off for our intense walk after your breakfast, where we enter Keldang via Ganja La Pass (5130 m), which is packed with snow all year round. Ngegang to Keldang is the most challenging aspect of the journey because you have to walk across the snowy and slippery road. You must drop on a steep path to enter Keldang bypassing Ganja La Pass. At the tented camp in Keldang, you should stay the night.
Day 9: Keldang to Dhukpa (4040m)After an early breakfast, you'll take off from Keldang for our trek to Dhukpa. The path consists of several peaks and drops, a drop along the mountain into the valley, and a simple stroll on the grasslands that leads to Dhukpa. you will spend your night in a tented camp in Dhukpa.
Day 10: Dhukpa to Tarkegyang (2740m)In the beginning, your trek will descend, and then you must make a steep climb to hit Yangri Mountain. Trekking along the pine and rhododendron forest you can enter Tarkegyang, a big village in the Sherpa area. By night, when you explore the area, you will visit the old monastery called Gekye Gompa. You'll spend the night in a tent.
Day 11: Tarkegyang to Sermanthang (2590m)Walk via Ghyangul and Chimighyang can take you to Sermanthang's beautiful village, which is culturally rich as it is populated by the Sherpa group. The community represents natural ecosystems that are similarly satiated. You will communicate with the locals throughout the evening. Overnight stay at the camp.
Day 12: Sermanthang to Kakani (1996m)To kick start the day you will have a healthy meal. You must descend the ridge overlooking Melamchi Bazaar before we enter Chautara at the end of the ridge. You'll arrive in Kakani by trekking across a wooded route lined with small monasteries. You 're going to visit Kakani's natural surroundings where you're going to relax overnight.
Day 13: Trek from Kakani to Melamchi Pul (870m) and Drive back to KathmanduTo enter Melamchi Pul, the path descends across the pine trees and meadows of Chir. En route, before you get on our private car in Melamchi Pul, you can pass many small villages and temples. From Melamchi Pul you can head back to the valley of Kathmandu enjoying the view of the countryside. On arrival, you will be moved to your hotel in Kathmandu. You'll stay the night at the hotel.
Day 14: DepartureYou will have your breakfast and our representative will escort you to the airport 3 hours before the scheduled time. Our representatives will greet you last bye and we hope that you visit Nepal again and again.
- Trek duration: 15 days
- Trek grade: Moderate to difficult
- Highest altitude: 5130 meters
- Accommodation: Teahouse/ Lodge
- Transportation: Private bus
- Group size: 2 to 12
- Best season: Spring and autumn
- Per day walk: 4 to 6 hours
- Trek cost: USD 1080per person
- Discover the real Tamang culture and the centuries-old villages
- Ancient cultural and religious patrimony, mixing mountain lifestyle.
- Picturesque breath-stop scenery and natural hot water relaxing pools.
- Pass the largest mani wall in Nepal
- Panoramic view of snow-capped Himalayas and dry, rough serene hills
- Pass through perfectly bloomed refreshing rhododendron forest
- Observe a glimpse of the Ganesh Himal range and pass through Trisuli, Betrawati, and Dhunche River.
- Explore the Sherpa Gaun/ village in Rimche.
- Once in a lifetime experience.
- A chance to taste authentic Nepali cuisine of the different regions from your trek.
WHAT IS INCLUDED
- Airport pick up and drop service
- Transportation service and its charges
- An experienced and professional guide
- Porter as per the requirement
- Trekking permit fee
- Governmental taxes and other applicable charges
- Salary and accommodation of guide and porter
- Full board based meal during the trek
- Mineral water
- Accommodation for the team
- Medical supplies and first aid kit
- Trekking equipment and camping gears
WHAT IS EXCLUDED
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (except breakfast)
- Alcoholic/ non- alcoholic beverages
- Electronic devices like chargers, headphones, etc
- Personal expenses like a hot shower, phone calls, laundry, souvenirs, etc.
- Travel insurance and emergency evacuation
- Accident, health loss or damage
- Tips for porters or driver
RECOMMENDED TREKKING GEARS
Trekking without any necessary gear can be very harmful and won’t be easy. No one wants to get hurt in a remote and distant area where there’s no proper health care. So to make your trekking safer and as well as trouble-free, we have enlisted some of the necessary gears that you need to acknowledge before heading for trekking is the highlands.
NECESSARY TREKKING GEARS
Here are some of the trekking gears which will be there to assist us while climbing any kind of mountain trails weather be steep or narrow. These trekking gears are extremely useful and are handy so make sure you have it in your checking list.
- Trekking sticks
- Quick-drying pants and shorts.
- Jackets and thermal suit to outcast cold
- Rainwear (jacket and pants.
- Duffle bags
- Plastic boots and crampons
- Mountaineering ice axes
- Climbing helmets (optional)
PERSONAL ITEMS CLOTHING
It’s very necessary to wear the outfit according to the situation and place. So here are some of the essential clothing gears required for trekking.
- Warm, insulated jacket or vest
- Fleece pants
- Warm hat
- Bandana (if necessary)
- Boots or shoes suited to the terrain
- Socks (synthetic or wool)
- Extra clothing (beyond the minimum expectation)
- Spare plastics or Ziplock bags to distinct clean clothes and dirty clothes.
It’s very essential to take your own health and hygiene from the new weather condition. So here are some of the apparatus that might be needed while the trekking period.
- Sanitation trowel (if no washroom)
- Baby wipes
- Sun Hat
- Toilet Paper
- Urinary products
- Sanitizers and alcohol wipes
To capture moments, to withdraw money, and to trek in a very efficient manner here are some technical gears that should be packed.
- Diaries and Journal to write experiences in words
- Books/GPS navigators
- Credit cards/ATM cards