Langtang Valley with Ganja La Pass Trek

Tour Overview

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13 Days

Trip Grade


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Best Time

Spring and Autumn

Tour Description

  • Geography: Himalayas
  • Location: Lantang
  • Level of Difficulty: Moderate 
  • Duration of Trek: 13 Days
  • Max Altitude: 5122m
  • Ethnic People: Tamang
  • Accommodation: Teahouses and Lodges and Tents


Ganja La Pass Trek Overview

Nestled in the heart of the Himalayas, the Langtang Valley with Ganja La Pass Trek offers a captivating journey through pristine landscapes and rich cultural tapestries. This trek not only treats your eyes to breathtaking landscapes but also offers a cultural immersion into the lives of the Tamang people.

The Langtang Valley unfolds a panorama of snow-capped peaks, including the iconic Kyanjin Gompa and glacial lakes. Explore the untouched wilderness and relish the awe-inspiring beauty of nature. The ascent is an adventure, promising panoramic views of the Langtang range and Ganesh Himal. On clear days, you get to enjoy glimpses of the Annapurna massif.

Not just the beauty, you also get to experience traditional architecture, engage with friendly locals, and gain insights into their daily lives, folklore, and age-old traditions.

The Langtang Valley with Ganja La Pass trek promises a physical adventure and a holistic experience, blending natural wonders, cultural richness, and the thrill of the Himalayas.


Best Time to Trek to Langtang Valley with Ganja La Pass 

The best time to trek to Langtang Valley with Ganja La Pass is during the pre-monsoon (spring) and post-monsoon (autumn) seasons.

Spring (March to May):

This season is considered the optimal time for the trek. The weather is moderate, with pleasant temperatures and blooming rhododendron forests adding vibrant colors to the landscape. The trails are clear, and the views of the snow-capped peaks are stunning.

Autumn (September to November):

Another excellent time to trek. Autumn offers clear skies, stable weather, and favorable temperatures. The landscapes are beautifully adorned with autumnal hues, providing a breathtaking backdrop to your journey.

Both seasons provide ideal trekking conditions, allowing you to fully enjoy the natural beauty, cultural experiences, and the challenging ascent of Ganja La Pass. It's advisable to avoid the monsoon season (June to August) due to heavy rainfall, which can make the trails slippery and challenging. Additionally, winter (December to February) brings colder temperatures and the possibility of snow, making trekking conditions less favorable.


Why Should You Book Langtang Ganja La Pass with Hiking Bees?

At Hiking Bees, we understand that your trek to Langtang Valley with Ganja La Pass is not just a journey it's an experience of a lifetime. Our local expertise ensures a journey beyond the ordinary, where our knowledgeable guides, deeply rooted in the region, share trails, stories, and traditions that make Langtang come alive. Our tailored itineraries accommodate your pace and preferences, ensuring you savor every moment—the breathtaking landscapes, cultural encounters, or the thrill of conquering Ganja La Pass. 

Committed to sustainable tourism, Hiking Bees strives to minimize environmental impact and contribute positively to local communities, preserving Langtang's natural and cultural heritage.

Tour Highlights

  • Scenic Road Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi.
  • Explore the Langtang Valley and Kyanjin Monastery.
  • Witness the untouched beauty of the Langtang Valley, from snow-capped peaks to pristine glacial lakes.
  • Discover the ancient monasteries scattered along the route.
  • Experience the thrill of trekking through remote wilderness.
  • Immerse yourself in the culture of the Tamang people.
  • Conquer the high-altitude Ganja La Pass Summit at 5,106m.

Tour Includes

  • Airport pickup and drop (private vehicle)
  • Two nights accommodation in tourist standard Kathmandu hotel.
  • Accommodation during the trek (tea houses/guesthouses in the Langtang region) 
  • All meals during the trek (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) 
  • Experienced English-speaking trekking guide along with a skilled porter
  • All necessary permits for the trek (TIMS and Langtang National Park entry fee)  
  • Insurance for the guide.
  • Administrative fees and governmental taxes.
  • All the necessary equipment (Down Jacket, Duffle Bag, Sleeping Bag).
  • First-aid supplies including an oxygen meter to check pulse rate.
  • Emergency Rescue Arrangement service which will be funded by your travel insurance.
  • Energy Supplements (Cookies, chocolate bar, etc.) once a day.
  • Seasonal fruits as dessert after dinner.
  • Certificate of trek completion and Hiking bees T-shirt.
  • Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali kitchen.
  • Hot bag for a good night's sleep.

Tour Excludes

  • International airfare to/from Kathmandu 
  • Nepal visa fees 
  • porter (additional 20 $ per day)
  • Meals in Kathmandu 
  • Personal expenses (such as laundry, phone calls, internet, etc.) 
  • Tips for the guide and porter.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/ 4,264ft)

Meals : Welcome Drinks

Your journey with Hiking Bees starts as soon as you land in Kathmandu airport, Staff from our office will be there to pick you up with your nameplate.

Upon meeting you will be taken to your hotel and given a brief about your trekking later.

Meals : B,L,D

We start with an exciting road trip from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi, the gateway to your trek. Witness stunning landscapes as you make your way to the starting point.

The road trip takes you through the scenic landscape of the Himalayas, hills, and rivers. You will get to witness small villages with terraced fields. We will get to Syabrubesi and explore the riverside hot spring.

Trek Distance : 15-16 Km
Trek Duration : 5-6 Hrs
Meals : B,L,D

We begin the trek, navigating through enchanting forests and charming villages. The trail gradually ascends, offering glimpses of the Langtang River and the surrounding greenery. We end our day at the Lama Hotel, a cozy resting place amid natural beauty. Take in the serene atmosphere, surrounded by lush landscapes, and relax after a fulfilling day of trekking.

Trek Distance : 16 Km
Highest Altitude : 3543m
Trek Duration : 6-7Hrs
Meals : B,L,D

Continue your journey through the mesmerizing Langtang Valley. The trail leads you further into the heart of the Himalayas, revealing breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks. Pass through quaint villages and cross scenic bridges over rushing rivers. 

After a few hours of walking, we arrive at Mundu, a higher-altitude settlement that marks a shift in the landscape. Enjoy the change in scenery and savor the tranquility of this elevated haven. Rest and recharge for the adventures in this picturesque mountain hamlet.

Trek Distance : 5 Km
Highest Altitude : 3870m
Trek Duration : 2 Hrs
Meals : B,L,D

Today is an easy day as we won't be walking much and it is much like an acclimatization day.  We will witness the spectacular views of the surrounding peaks and the mesmerizing Langtang Lirung. Traverse through alpine meadows adorned with colorful prayer flags and reach the sacred destination of Kyanjin Gompa.

We spend the day acclimatizing to the higher altitude and immerse ourselves in the spiritual ambiance of the monastery exploring the surroundings, capturing the essence of this Himalayan sanctuary.

Highest Altitude : 5000m
Meals : B,L,D

The trek to Tserko Ri is a thrilling adventure that rewards you with unmatched panoramic views of the Langtang Valley and its surrounding peaks.

We will witness the sunrise casting a golden glow upon the Himalayan giants, creating a surreal and awe-inspiring spectacle. We will take a glance from this elevated vantage point before returning to Kyanjin Gompa. This day adds an extra layer of adventure to your Langtang Valley with the Ganja La Pass trek.

Trek Distance : 8 km
Highest Altitude : 4300m
Trek Duration : 5-6Hrs
Meals : B,L,D

Today, we gear up for an exciting and challenging trek towards Ganja La Phedi. The rugged terrain and high-altitude landscapes unfold before us as we make our way through the wilderness. Upon reaching the Ganja La Base Camp, surrounded by the grandeur of the Himalayas, we will prepare for the ascent of Ganja La Pass.

Trek Distance : 14Km
Highest Altitude : 5122m
Trek Duration : 8-9 Hrs
Meals : B,L,D

The pinnacle of our trek has arrived as we conquer Ganja La Pass at an impressive 5,130 meters. From the top, we can see incredible views all around. After this exhilarating achievement, we continue our trek to Keldang, a picturesque location at 4,250 meters. The change in altitude brings new landscapes and a sense of accomplishment as we settle into the serene surroundings of Keldang.

Trek Distance : 12Km
Highest Altitude : 4040m
Trek Duration : 5hrs
Meals : B,L,D

We continue our scenic trek from Keldang to Dukpu at an altitude of 4,040 meters. The trail takes us through diverse landscapes, offering panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. Dukpu, with its tranquil ambiance, provides a perfect setting to relax and appreciate the beauty of the Himalayan wilderness.

Trek Distance : 12-13 Km
Trek Duration : 5-6Hrs
Meals : B,L,D

Continuing our descent on the tenth day, we traverse through picturesque landscapes and reach Tarke Gyang. This traditional Tamang village welcomes us with vibrant prayer flags and terraced fields. Immersed in the local culture, we explore the narrow alleyways, engaging with the friendly residents and soaking in the charm of this Himalayan haven.

Trek Distance : 10-12Km
Highest Altitude : 2610m
Trek Duration : 4-5 Hrs
Meals : B,L,D

As we move on the final leg of our trek, we make our way towards Sermathang. The trail winds through rhododendron forests, offering a delightful contrast to the high-altitude landscapes. Arriving at Sermathang, a small village with ancient monasteries and captivating views, we celebrate the completion of our trek with a profound sense of accomplishment.

Meals : B,L,D

Concluding our Langtang Ganja La Pass trek, we take a scenic drive back to Kathmandu from Sermathang. Reflecting on the memories forged during this Himalayan adventure, from challenging ascents to cultural discoveries, we carry the spirit of the mountains with us as we return to the bustling city, enriched by the experiences of the Langtang region.

Later in the evening, we will have a farewell dinner in a typical Nepali kitchen summarizing our trek.

Meals : B

This is your final day in Nepal, We will be dropped off at the Kathmandu airport from where you'll take a flight back home recalling memories in Langtang Nepal.

FAQs Section

Langtang trekking difficulty can vary depending on your specific route, but generally, it's considered a moderate trek. The terrain, with steep ascents and descents, can be challenging at times, but it doesn't require technical climbing skills.

However, the Ganja La Pass trek is challenging due to its high altitude and steep ascents. Adequate physical fitness and acclimatization are crucial.

The Langtang Valley with Ganja La Pass trek typically ranges from 7 to 14 days, depending on your specific itinerary and pace.

In addition to a valid passport and tourist visa, you'll need a TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) card for Langtang trekking. The TIMS card is a permit that helps ensure the safety and security of trekkers in the region.

While travel insurance is not mandatory, it's highly recommended for trekking in the Langtang region. This insurance should cover emergency medical evacuation, trip cancellations, and other unforeseen events. Trekking in remote areas always comes with some risks, so having insurance provides an added layer of security.

Yes, many trekking agencies allow itinerary customization. You can discuss your preferences with your trekking company.

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