Langtang Ganjala Pass Trekking

Trip Information
  • Trip Duration 21 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Destination Nepal
  • Max. Altitude 5106m (Keldang)
  • Transport Tourist Bus
  • Best Season September to December & March to May

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Regarded as one of the difficult passes in Nepal, Gonja-La Pass (5106m) is to be attempted with the local advice, adequate acclimatization, good equipments and some experience. The pass is usually blocked by snow from December to the last week of February and at any time a bad weather change can make crossing the pass decidedly challenging. It takes about four days to cross the distance between Kyanjin and Gekye and we find no permanent settlement between them. It is very wise idea to have some altitude acclimatization around Kyanjin Gompa before commencing the crossing. We would camp before the pass that would facilitate us to increase our acclimatization.

We commence our overland journey to Syabrubesi by bus. From Syabrubensi, we ascend to the beautiful alpine valley of Kyangjin Gompa. We would stay two days for acclimatization in Kyanjin Gompa. From Ngegang the trail climbs steeply and crosses a snow slope to the pass, marked by rock cairns and prayer flags and with a spectacular view of the peaks to the north and the hills to the south. A steep and dangerous descent flows to Kaldang at 4270m. Coming the other way over the pass the long ascent from Keldang means we must spend an additional night on the southern side of the pass. From Keldang it is a long day’s walk to Dukpu at 4080m. and another day from there to Tarke Gyang at 2743m. The last day’s walk offers tremendous views of the Himalaya as you cross a 4020m. pass soon after leaving Dukpu.

To the north of the pass, we would see the Hilalayas like- Langtang Lirung, Shisa Pangma (8013m.) and some Tibetan Himalayas. To the west, there is Naya Kangri (5846m.) previously named as Gunja-La Chuli. A base camp in this region makes a good starting point for this trek.

Langtang Ganjala Pass Trekking in autumn season (Sept – Nov)

Trekking to the Langtang Ganjala Pass in the autumn season is a breathtaking adventure that unfolds against a backdrop of nature's magnificence. As the summer monsoons ends, the region undergoes a remarkable transformation, with lush landscapes bathed in vibrant colors. The crisp mountain air is filled with the smell of blooming flora, creating a sensory work of art that accompanies your every step. The trails is decorated with rhododendron forests and alpine meadows, offer a visual feast that ends in the majestic Ganjala Pass. The clear skies and moderate temperatures during this season provide ideal conditions for trekking.

Langtang Ganjala Pass Trekking in winter season (Dec- Feb)

Embarking on the Langtang Ganjala Pass Trek during the winter season offers a unique and enchanting experience amidst the snow-overloaded landscapes of the Himalayas. While the temperatures may be chilly, the clear skies and the pristine white beauty that blankets the region make every step worthwhile. The winter trek introduces a different side of Langtang, where the silence of the snow-clad landscape enhances the awe-inspiring grandeur of the journey, leaving trekkers with indelible memories of a winter adventure in the heart of the Himalayas. The quietness of the frozen surroundings imparts a sense of tranquility, creating a magical ambiance for trekkers seeking solitude and a more intimate connection with nature.

Langtang Ganjala Pass Trekking in spring season (March- May)

Langtang Ganjala Pass Trek during the spring season is like stepping into a vibrant canvas painted by nature herself. The trails come alive with a burst of colors as rhododendrons, magnolias, and myriad wildflowers bloom in plenty, creating a mixture of colors against the backdrop of towering peaks. The moderate temperatures and clear skies make this season particularly inviting for trekkers, offering best conditions to navigate the challenging yet awe-inspiring terrain. The air is filled with the sweet fragrance of blossoms, adding a sensory delight to each step. Overall, the Langtang Ganjala Pass Trek in spring is a symphony of nature, adventure, and cultural immersion, creating an unforgettable tapestry of experiences for those seeking the ultimate Himalayan trekking adventure.

Langtang Ganjala Pass Trekking in monsoon season (Jun - Aug)

Trekking the Langtang Ganjala Pass during the monsoon season presents a complementary yet thrilling experience as the mountains and valleys come alive with the rhythmic dance of rain. While the trails may be challenging due to occasional heavy downpours, the lush landscape covered in rain-fed greenery adds a unique charm to the journey. The monsoon transforms the region into a thriving ecosystem, with cascading waterfalls, blooming wildflowers, and vibrant vegetation that breathe life into the surroundings. The challenges of the monsoon are balanced by the opportunity to witness the raw beauty of nature reclaiming the landscape.

Important Notes during Langtang Ganjala Pass Trekking

  • While booking, we need the photocopy of your passport and you have to pay us a minimum of 10% payment of the total cost as advance.
  • Beverages, snacks, charging electronic devices, hot showers, Wi-Fi are not included in our packages, so you have to pay additional cash.
  • It is preferable to pack your bag lightly because porters will only carry your 15-20kg luggage.
  • You should have comprehensive travel insurance that covers trekking activities including medical expenses and emergency evacuation.
  • Carry a reusable water bottle and use water purification tablets like iodine, aquatabs tablets.
  • Pack your clothes according to the seasonal basis.
  • 21 days Langtang Ganjala Pass trek is a moderate to challenging trek which requires a certain level of physical fitness so, it is recommended to prepare with cardiovascular exercises, strength training, and hiking.
  • You should carry enough cash in Nepalese rupees as ATMs may not be available in remote areas.
  • We suggest you not to book your international flights early as there may be sudden change in weather which will make your flights delay or even cancel.
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Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA). Upon arrival at the airport, you would be received by our representative and then transfer to hotel.

  • Max. Altitude: 1320m
  • Accommodation:Hotel

We drive from Kathmandu to Sundarijal (1350m.). The rough road from Kathmandu turns into a trail near a small hydroelectric plant. The trail will take us through the Shivpuri Watershed and Wildlife Reserve. We will come across a Tamang settlement called Mulkharka. The route heads down the ridge through a forest of oaks and rhododendron to Chisopani (2300m.)

  • Max. Altitude: 2300m

Today we trek from Chisopani to Kutumsang (2446m.). The trail continues to drop from Chisopani and crosses meadow and fields. We would descend through Pathi Bhanjyang to Gul Bhanjyang. The trail climbs a ridge from Gul Bhanjyang to another pass at 2620m. The meadow at Kutumsang at 2470m makes a good camping spot.

  • Max. Altitude: 2446m

Having lunch at Kutumsang, we trek to Magen Goth (3220m.). The trek continues due north to Yurin Danda ridge. The trail climbs above Kutumsang on a steep, eroded trail mostly through fir and rhododendron forest and descends to Magen Goth.

  • Max. Altitude: 3220m

Today we trek from Magen Goth to Ghopte (3430m.) Via Tharepati Pass (3650m.) We will reach Tharepati and the trail ascends through the forest, climbing in and out of ravines across the valley.

  • Max. Altitude: 3430m

Trek from Ghopte to Gosaikunda (4361m.). The trail ascends through the meadow of bushes and some rhododendron trees and ascends to Phedi (3500m.). Finally, we come to Gosainkunda.

  • Max. Altitude: 4361m

We would take rest at Gosaikunda for pilgrimage. The large lake Gosainkunda at an elevation of 4361m., attracts hundreds of Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims from different corners of the world during the full moon festival each August. One can witness some black and white stones in the lake with an individual story about Lord Shiva and his creation.

    It is our turn to trek from Gosainkunda to Chandanbari (2350m.) Our trail gently ascends for a short period and goes through different chortens and small Shiva temples. The trail then descends to Laure Binayak to Singh Gompa and then goes to Chandanbari. Singh Gompa houses a statue of the Green Tara. We would also witness small cheese factories on the way.

    • Max. Altitude: 2350m

    It is our turn to trek from Chandanbari to Syabru Gaon (2210m.). Our trail descends through the forest and come across the Chortens en route. Finally, we will arrive at Syabru Gaon which is densely populated by Buddhists.

    • Max. Altitude: 2210m

    Trek Syabru Gaon to Lama Hotel (2380m.). Our trail crosses the Bhote Kosi and then climbs through forest of oak and rhododendron. We would also have a glance of languor monkeys jumping from one tree to another.

    • Max. Altitude: 2380m
    • Accommodation:Hotel

    Having lunch at Lama Hotel, we trek to Langtang village (3430m.) via Ghore Tabela (3000m.) which takes about six hours. We would find some grazing grounds of Yak on the way. The local people bring their livestock for grazing in the high pastures during the summer months. We find a monastery before we reach Langtang Village. We pay our short visit to the monastery and arrive at our destination.

    • Max. Altitude: 3430m

    It is our turn to trek from Langtang Village to Kyangjin (3870m.). It takes about three hours to reach there. Our trail climbs gradually through small villages and yak pastures as the valley opens further and the views become more extensive. Kyangjin Gompa is reached after crossing several small streams and moraines. We would visit the cheese factory at Kyangjin Gompa. We would enjoy the panoramic view of Dorje Larpa (6990m.), Langtang Ri (6370m.), Langtang Lirung (7245m.) and many more.

      We would acclimatize at Kyangjin Gompa and go for excursion to utilize our time. We would visit the monastery and the cheese factory, walk up the moraine to see the spectacular ice falls and tumbling glaciers of Langtang Lirung or ascend Kyangjin Ri (4350m).

      • Max. Altitude: 4350m

      Today we trek from Kyanjing Gompa to Ngegang(4000m.) which takes about 5 hours. We don’t find villages along the trail. We would enjoy varieties of flora and fauna on the way. In the evening, we would take rest in our camp.

      • Max. Altitude: 4000m
      • Accommodation:Camp

      We trek from Keldang to Dukpu (4080m.) which takes about five and half hours. Our camping site will be arranged in the forest. We would be walking along ridge, grassland experiencing pin-drop silence and enjoying the panoramic views of Himalayas.

      • Max. Altitude: 5106m

      We trek from Keldang to Dukpu (4080m.) which takes about five and half hours. Our camping site will be arranged in the forest. We would be walking along ridge, grassland experiencing pin-drop silence and enjoying the panoramic views of Himalayas.

      • Max. Altitude: 4080m

      From Dukpu, we trek to Tarkeghyang( 2740m.). We would descend about 200m. and climb the 4100m pass. From the pass, we would view spectacular mountain ranges- Annapurna and Everest. Now the trail descends through pine forest, rhododendron forest and pass through the settlement to Tarkeghyang. On the way, we would also visit one of the oldest Buddhist monasteries and Sherpa villages. The people of the villages are well cultured, friendly and cheerful.

      • Max. Altitude: 2740m

      Trek from Tarkeghyang to Shermathang (2621m.) Trekking today is comparatively easier than the previous days as the trail goes through flat land with beautiful forests. On the way, we would penetrate the village called Shermathang where we would visit some ancient monasteries.

      • Max. Altitude: 2621m

      Today we trek from Shermathang to Melamchi Pul Bazaar (846m.) The trail gradually descends all the way to Melamchi Pul Bazaar through meadows ad cultivated fields. On the way, we come across several villages. En route, we would interact with the local people and know their culture and way of life.

      • Max. Altitude: 846m

      From Melamchi Pul Bazaar, we drive to Kathmandu. The road is graveled and bumpy till Lamidanda and then we will have pitched road up to Kathmandu.

        It is our last day in Nepal. Having breakfast in the hotel, we would go for sightseeing around the valley. In the evening, a farewell dinner would be served in a typical Nepali restaurant.

          Trip Map
          Langtang Ganjala Pass Trekking map
          What's Included
          • Airports pick up and Drop by private car/van/bus.
          • 3 night’s deluxe accommodation in Kathmandu (on the arrival day and after the trekking).
          • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private tourist vehicle.
          • Kathmandu sightseeing entrance fees
          • Your standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking.
          • Ground transportation from Kathmandu to Syabru Bensi and Syabru Bensi to Kathmandu by drive.
          • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks.
          • An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples).
          • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
          • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel
          • Insurance company.
          • Langtang National Park permits
          • Trekker's Information Management System (TIMS) card fees.
          • First aid medical kit.
          • Duffle bag, down jacket, sleeping bag and walking pole if necessary.
          • Farewell dinner in typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance show
          • All our government taxes, vat, official expenses & service charges
          What's not Included
          • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu). You will require 2 passport size photos.
          • Your Travel insurance.
          • Food while you are in Kathmandu
          • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic Drinks.
          • Tipping (expected by guides and porters, but not mandatory)
          Useful Information

          Packing Lists for Langtang Ganja- la Pass trekking

          Here are the lists of some of the most essential trekking equipment needed for Langtang Ganja- La Pass Trek:

          • Down jackets, rain coat, wind proof jacket, quick dry t-shirt
          • Long sleeve shirt, trekking trousers, trekking boots, warm socks
          • Hat, scarf, gloves, sunglasses, under wears
          • Cell phone, cameras, torch light, power banks, water bottles
          • Face wipes, quick dry towel, sanitizer, toiletries
          • Sunscreen cream, moisturizer, lip balm, hair brush, etc.
          • Medical kits, water purification tablets
          • Extra money and many other necessary personal equipment and valuable accessories.

          Accommodations on Langtang Ganja- la Pass trekking

          While doing the Langtang ganja la pass trekking, the trekkers will accommodate on the teahouses. The teahouses at the lower altitude have nice and comfortable facilities. They offer nice rooms with comfortable bed, soft pillows, and warm blankets. But as you keep climbing at higher altitudes the accommodations get basic.

          Foods on Langtang Ganja- la Pass trekking

          You can have varieties of delicious Nepalese foods as well as western style foods. The best and the popular dish is local Nepali Khana set dal bhat achar and tarkari. There is other several of options in menu of foods like; sandwiches, dumplings, noodles, pasta, dal bat, etc. You can also get varieties of drinks like: black tea, lemon tea, milk tea, cold drinks, etc. the foods are fresh and hygienic. We recommend you to eat as much as vegetables and hot drinks and avoid meats, smoking and alcoholic drinks during the trek.

          Drinking water on Langtang Ganja- la Pass trekking

          The safe drinking water is available in the teahouses and hotels during the Langtang ganja la pass trek. You can buy the bottled water, boiled water or the filter water on the way of trek. You can also fill the tap water. We recommend you to bring water purification tablet and drink the tap water only after purification.

          WIFI, electricity and hot shower facilities on Langtang Ganja- la Pass trekking

          The teahouses on the trail of Langtang ganja la pass trek have the facilities of the WIFI, electricity and hot showers. You can charge your electronic devices, enjoy hot shower and use the WIFI facilities. For the usage of these services almost all the teahouses take extra charge.

          Difficulty level of Langtang Ganja- la Pass trekking

          The Langtang ganja la pass is a challenging trek. People with good healthy and proper physical fitness can do the trek. The trek is about 6-8 hours in a day taking the regular breaks. People having previous trekking experience, may complete the trek comfortably. People can be prepared for the trek by doing hike, cycling, swimming and other strength exercises before few weeks of the trek.

          Trekking guides and porters for Langtang Ganja- la Pass trekking

          You will do this Langtang Ganja- la Pass trek with our professional guide and porter. It will be easy and comfortable for you to trek with the presence of guide and porter. Guide will help you lead the trek and show you the best trekking route and explain you about the history and cultures of the region. Likewise, porter can carry your bag throughout the trek that will make your trekking journey comfortable. While trekking you might face some injuries or difficulties, at that time the guides will look after you and help you. Welcome Nepal treks provide the highly professional, caring reliable and responsible guide and porter for your Langtang Ganja- la Pass trek. They will make your trip safe, successful and memorable.

          Trekking Permits for Langtang Ganja- la Pass trekking

          You need two kinds of permits to do the Langtang ganja la pass trekking. The first one is TIMS card (Trekkers Information Management System) and the another one is the “Langtang national park entrance fee”.

          Travel insurance for Langtang Ganja- la Pass trekking

          Welcome Nepal Treks strongly suggest you to have travel insurance. For your safety during Langtang ganja la pass trek, you must have good travel insurance. Unpredictable incident like: natural calamities, injuries or altitude sickness might occur while trekking. In that case having travel insurance will make you feel safe and secured. The travel insurance must cover medical expenses and emergency helicopter rescues. This will make your trip safe and let you enjoy the trip without any worries.

          Tips for the guides and porters for Langtang Ganja- la Pass trekking

          The tips are the reward in form of money or gifts to the services provider for their great work and services. It is not mandatory while doing Langtang ganja la pass trek. During your trekking trip you will have a guide and porter who will help you and provide you the best services during the trek. The tipping is not compulsory for the trek but is expected by the guides and porters after providing you the best services throughout the trek. So, if you find their services good then you can tip them at the last day of trek which will make them happy. It is just a way to show that you are thankful for their hard work and services. It completely depends on your wish/ choice.

          Why to do Langtang Ganja- la Pass trekking?

          The Langtang Ganja La Pass Trek is 21 days challenging yet rewarding trek with beautiful nature and unique cultures. The trekking to Langtang Ganja La pass takes you through the Langtang valley which is a beautiful valley full of mountains. The trek offers the experience of reaching the adventurous high pass Ganja la pass (5122m). You can enjoy peaceful walking through beautiful forests of rhododendron, Himalayan oaks, maple, and pine trees along the way. The trek offers beautiful opportunity of visiting Langtang national park where one can explore different animals, birds and plants. The trek is ideal for the trekkers who are seeking for an adventurous and less-crowded trekking route in Nepal. Conquering the Langtang Valley Ganja-La Pass trek would be a remarkable achievement. You must do this trek!

          Why to book Langtang Ganja- la Pass trekking package with Welcome Nepal treks?

          Welcome Nepal Treks is a well-organized trekking and tour agency in Nepal. We offer a wonderful Langtang Ganja La Pass Trekking package to the customers at a very reasonable price with great services. We are a team of professional with experience of many years in the field of trekking and tourism. We provide professional and much trained and well experienced guides and porters to make your trekking journey enjoyable and fun. We also customize the itinerary as per the customer request. Our client’s safety and happiness are our utmost priority. From picking up in airport, lodging, transportation to dropping at the airport for departure; everything will be done in professional ways. We highly care for the safety of our customers and make them satisfied with our services. So, book the Langtang Ganja la Pass Trek with Welcome Nepal treks and have the best trekking experience for a lifetime.

          Risks during 21 days Langtang Ganjala Pass Trekking

          • Trekking in the Langtang Ganjala Pass Trek comes with certain risks and challenges. Some of the risk are as follows:
          • Altitude sickness
          • Unpredictable weather conditions
          • Challenging trail terrain
          • Remote location with limited medical facilities
          • Avalanche risk in certain areas
          • Cultural sensitivity and respecting local customs
          • Physical fitness requirements
          • Preventing Altitude Sickness (AMS) during the Langtang Ganjala Pass Trekking
          • To prevent from altitude sickness during 21 days Langtang Ganjala Pass Trek, you have to follow the mentioned below guidelines:
          • Gradual Ascent
          • Hydration
          • Avoid smoking and alcohol
          • Proper Nutrition
          • Know the Symptoms
          • Descend if Necessary
          • Avoid Overexertion

          ATM and money exchange facilities during 21 days Langtang Ganjala Pass Trekking

          During the 21 days Langtang Ganjala Pass Trek, access to ATM and money exchange facilities is limited, especially in the remote mountainous terrain. It is advisable to carry sufficient Nepalese currency in cash before embarking on the trek, as ATM services may not be available along the trek.

          Can I join the groups on 21 days Langtang Ganjala Pass Trekking?

          Yes, Welcome Nepal Treks offers group joining 21 days Langtang Ganjala Pass Trek. Welcome Nepal treks organize the group joining on the fixed departure date. Joining a group can provide a cost-sharing benefits. Not only that, you have opportunity of meeting new people from different nation and a chance of learning their culture. In comparison of trekking alone, trekking with groups can be more enjoyable and fun.

          Can I book Private 21 days Langtang Ganjala Pass Trekking?

          Yes, Welcome Nepal Treks take the booking of private 21 days Langtang Ganjala Pass Trek. Booking a private trek through us offers you more flexibility and allows you to customize various aspects of your trekking experience. Also, with a private trek, you have the freedom to customize the itinerary according to your desired pace, rest days, and specific places of interest. We can create a personalized itinerary that suits your needs and preferences.

          What is the Cost of the 21 days Langtang Ganjala Pass Trekking?

          The cost of 21 days Langtang Ganjala Pass Trek can vary based on several factors, including the type of trek (private or group), the level of services and accommodation, and the season of trekking you choose. According to the service, accommodation provided by us (Welcome Nepal Treks), we offer the 21 days Langtang Ganjala Pass Trek at a very reasonable price. We offer this 21 days adventurous and splendid Langtang Ganjala Pass trekking package around $1700 - $1800 with the quality services. The cost includes the transportation fees, meals, guides and everything mentioned in the package.

          Booking and Payment Policies of 21 days Langtang Ganjala Pass Trekking

          If you want to book the 21 days Langtang Ganjala Pass Trek with Welcome Nepal Treks then, we need the photocopy of your passport and you have to pay us a minimum of 10% payment of the total cost as advance. You can pay us through different medium like cash, bank transfer, or online. We accept booking deposits through Credit Cards (Master Card or Visa and many more). You can also pay us direct cash. We also accept your last minute booking but the booking should be done at least before one day prior to the trip departure date. If you have any question regarding the trek, then feel free to contact us.

          Trip extension after 21 days Langtang Ganjala Pass Trekking

          If you want to extend your trip after completing the 21 days Langtang Ganjala Pass Trek, there are several options available to explore more of Nepal's natural beauty. Some of the few popular trip extension are mentioned below:

          • Annapurna Base Camp Trek
          • Everest Base Camp Trek
          • Langtang Valley Trek
          • Ghorepani-Poon Hill Trek
          • Chitwan National Park with Tower Night Stay
          • Bardia National Park Safari
          • Rara Lake Trek
          • Manaslu Circuit Trek
          • Mardi Himal Trek
          • Tlicho lake Trek
          • Tansen and Palpa
          • Lumbini and Buddhist Circuit
          • Pokhara Adventure Activities
          • Kalinchowk Temple Trek
          • Gosainkunda Trek
          • River Rafting
          • UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, and Pashupatinath.