Ganja La Pass Trek

Duration: 13 Days Based on 1 Review
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Difficult
  • Trip Style: Trekking
  • Transport: As per Itinerary
  • Food: Breakfast,Lunch & Dinner(BLD)
  • Accommodation: Hotel & Guest house
  • Group Size: Min 1 Pax
  • Max Elevation: 5,033 m
  • Best Time: March - May & October - November


  • Adventurous yet quaint trekking trail
  • Witness pristine and unspoiled landscape
  • Spend the night in beautiful Langtang village
  • Explore Kyanjin Gompa
  • Visit ancient monasteries and stupas
  • Cross challenging Ganja La Pass
  • Get to see outstanding views of Himalayan mountains
  • Experience rich culture, tradition, and lifestyle of locals
  • Observe diverse flora and fauna

About Ganja La Pass Trek

Ganja La Pass Trek is the most difficult and adventurous trekking package in the Langtang region. Located northwest of Kathmandu, Trekking in Langtang region is the closest option for trekkers. Being an underrated region of Nepal to go on a trek, Langtang region receives a handful of trekkers every year. Moreover, Ganja La Pass Trek 18 Days is among the less crowded trail in the region. If you are captivated by stunning glaciers, breath-taking views of snow-capped Himalayan mountains, and surreal landscape, then opt for Ganja La Pass Trek.

Following the quaint trail of Helambu crossing frozen Ganja La Pass, you traverse the region looking at pristine and unspoiled nature. The trail passes through picturesque villages, majestic waterfalls, and lush forests of rhododendron, bamboo, fir, juniper, etc. Ganja La Pass Trek offers rich culture, tradition, and lifestyle of Tamangs, Sherpas, and Gurungs. People here are believed to be the descendants of Tibetans, therefore most of their practices, language, festivals, delicacies, and architecture are similar to them. On the way, you will uncover many ancient monasteries and stupas.


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At the Airport terminal gate, you will meet our representative. He will take you to the hotel. Get freshen up and relax. Later, in the late evening, you meet with other team members on welcome dinner organized by the company.

  • Meals: Welcome dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel

After having breakfast, you go on a guided sightseeing tour of several UNESCO World Heritage Sites. During the tour, you get guided by a professional and experienced tour guide who will brief you about the monuments and its history. You visit places like Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhnath Stupa, Swayambhunath, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. 

  • Meals: Breakfast only
  • Accommodation: Hotel
From Kathmandu, a long scenic drive will take you to Syabru Besi, which is the starting point of the trek. The route will be winding and offers striking views of Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Manaslu, and Ganesh Himal.
  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse
Trekking along the Langtang Khola, you ascend towards Lama Hotel. The trail then descends and passes through lush forests of rhododendron and oak. Crossing a bridge over Langtang Khola, you ascend on a steep trail that leads to Lama Hotel.
  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse
From Lama Hotel, the trail passes through meadows and take you to Ghora Tabela. From here, you trek enjoying stunning views of Langtang range. The trail moves along the widening valley and passes by the settlement of herders and a monastery before reaching Langtang village.
  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse
Today, you head towards Kynajing Gompa, which is a very important monastery of the region. The trail includes prayer wheels, chortens, water mills, and stupas. Before reaching Kyanjing Gompa, you pass by the largest mani wall in Nepal. 
  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse
Wake up early in the morning and go on a hike to Tserko Ri. On the way, you pass through yak pastures. From Tserko Ri, you get to witness gorgeous sunrise along with mountain views. After spending some time, you descend to the guest house.
  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse
Leaving Kyanjin Gompa behind, the trail ascends through sparse vegetation. Crossing a suspension bridge over Langtang Khola, you reach Chhana Lake. From here, you trek through bare hills and reach Ngengang. 
  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Guesthouse
The trail ascends to the High Camp. On the way, you get to observe spectacular views of snow-capped mountains. 
  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Camp
Today, you begin trekking early. From High Camp, the trail gradually ascends towards Ganja La Pass. The trail also includes icy and slippery paths. From the top of the pass, you get to see outstanding views of Himalayan mountains and scenery. Further, you descend on a steep trail to Keldang for night stay.
  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Camp
From Keldang, the trail moves towards Dukphu. Today, you will face many ups and downs. Further, you slowly descend along a ridge and trek through a grassland that leads to Dukphu.
  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
The trail descends and ascends steeply to Yangri Peak. From here, you pass through beautiful forests of pine and rhododendron to reach a large Sherpa village, Tarke Gyang. Here, you will visit an ancient monastery called Gekye Gompa. 
  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
The trail passes through Ghyangul and Chimighyang. You reach Shermathang village, which is a beautiful village and rich in cultural heritage. You will have enough time to spend with locals and interact with them.
  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
Today is the last day of the trek. The trail descends to Melamchi Bazar, a beautiful Sherpa village. It is going to be a short trekking day. The trail passes by forested paths and small settlement areas. 
  • Meals: BLD
  • Accommodation: Teahouse

You will have breakfast and begin driving towards Kathmandu. The drive will be scenic and short. Upon reaching Kathmandu, you head to the hotel. The remaining day is leisure. 

  • Meals: Breakfast only
  • Accommodation: Hotel

You are free to do anything today. Explore lively streets of Thamel, visit unexplored monuments, and do shopping. In the evening, you will have a farewell dinner organized by the company.

  • Meals: Breakfast & farewell dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse

It is time to return home. Our team member will drop you at the Airport as per your flight departure time and bid you our last goodbye. 

Useful Info

What to expect during Ganja La Pass Trek?

Ganja La Pass Trek is a very challenging route in the Langtang region. You have to be well-prepared and guided by a professional guide to complete this trek. Heavenly scenery and tempting mountain views bring a lot of other difficulties that needed to be overcome. As the region is influenced by Tibetan Buddhism most of the villages, culture, and etiquette resemble Tibet. Himalayan mountains kike Yala Peak (5,520 m), Langtang Lirung (7,234 m), Gauri Sankar (7,134 m), Ganesh Himal (7,422 m), and many others will accompany you throughout the trek.

How long is Ganja La Pass Trek?

Ganja La Pass Trek can be 14 days long to 16, 18, or more than that. It depends on the company you are traveling with, as well as your available time to spend on the trek. We are offering Ganja La Pass Trek 18 Days and are also open for custom made trips. This means itinerary can also be modified as per your needs. Check our tailor-made section to know more about this option.

Why go on Ganja La Pass Trek with us?

Our years of expertise and ethics make us a perfect travel partner who will not only take you to your destination but also bring you back safely. We are a team of active climbers and trekkers who have been mapping trails of Himalayas for a long time. We are glad to offer our extensive and professionally designed Ganja La Pass Trek package. With us, you will not only travel but get to know in-depth about the region and make lifelong memories.

Ganja La Pass Trek map

Our Ganja La Pass Trek map is professionally designed to allow you to have a pictorial view of the route. The map shows you all the villages where you will stop for the night along with nearby highlights like mountains, monasteries, etc. You can also get a hard copy of this map to take on the trek as well.

Ganja La Pass Trek difficulty

Ganja La Pass is a difficult venture in the Langtang region. You will cross challenging Ganja La Pass (5,122 m), which requires previous trekking experience, climbing gears, and technical skills. Other than this, you also have to be well-equipped with food and shelter material to survive days when there is no human settlement around. High altitude also makes the journey difficult.

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) Symptoms & Prevention

One of the major issues while going on high altitude journey is to battle with altitude sickness, which is also known as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Ganja La Pass Trekking also involves chances of altitude sickness. With keeping this in mind, we have designed our Ganja La Pass Trek itinerary with ample rest days.

Read below to know more in detail about altitude sickness symptoms & preventive measures:-

Symptoms of altitude sickness

  • Difficulty in sleeping
  • Dizziness or light-headedness
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Shortness of breath with exertion

Preventive measures

  • Include an adequate number of rest days in the itinerary
  • Keep yourself hydrated
  • Do not drink alcoholic beverages
  • Do not gain more than 500 meters in a day
  • Try to spend the night in lower altitude
  • Acclimatize properly at a lower altitude
  • Inform your guide immediately if any of the symptoms you see
  • Do not push yourself

Best time to go to Ganja La Pass Trek

March to May and October to November is the best time to go on Ganja La Pass Trekking. In short, spring and autumn are the ideal months to be on the trail. The stable weather, moderate climate, and clear sky make the journey joyful. During spring, the trail gets bloomed with several beautiful flowers and vegetation. While autumn makes the trail equally tempting and festive.

June to September (monsoon) and December to February (winter) are not an ideal time to go on Ganja La Pass Trek 18 Days. The heavy rainfall in the monsoon and extreme cold & snowfall in winter make the trail slippery and unsafe along with unclear views.

Accommodation during Ganja La Pass Trek

Guesthouse and teahouse are the main accommodation during Ganja La Pass Trek. You will get a small room packed with a few pieces of furniture, bed, blanket, and pillow. There is not anything fancy. Rooms are usually on a sharing basis and are not insulated properly. Therefore, a nice sleeping bag is recommended to have along the trail. You will also spend a few days in camp, therefore we will carry all the necessary stuff to keep ourselves surviving.

Food & Water on Ganja La Pass Trek

In the villages, the food will be served according to the menu of the guesthouse/teahouse. You can expect to find Nepali, Indian, and Tibetan cuisine. As the elevation will get higher the food choices get limited and expensive. During our stay in camp, all meals get prepared, cooked, and served by our trained porters.

Water is available in every teahouse. You can carry water purification tablets for extra safety. Make sure to carry 2L of reusable water bottles that can last you throughout the trail. We highly encourage you not to buy plastic water bottles in the way as it will help to reduce the waste.

Tailor-Made Options

We do offer the tailor-made option for Ganja La Pass Trek. The routes and the number of days are designed as per your specifications. This service is a reliable choice for group trekkers. Offering tailor-made service allows us to present the excellent service to our guests and meet their needs. Get in touch with us to design your custom itinerary. best

Environmental Practices

Our company believes in running eco-friendly tours, treks, & expeditions. Born and raised amidst nature, we are highly protective of it. During our trip, we tend to use environmental-friendly gears, and also encourage our guests to not litter the region. Along with that, we also work closely with the locals and help them improve their lifestyle.

Client Review

wonderful time in Nepal

Review by:hillebrandt freenet, Switzerland

One of my greatest trips of my life trek to Ganja-La pass(5130m.) in Langtang valley with the legendary guide called Gyans and the strong staff from the Ascent Trails. An extremely experience and friendly guide and the all staff (Cook, sherpas, kitchen boys and the porters). I could not do this beautiful adventure trip without your support. i really want to do nest adventure trips in Nepal with you team. i like to make strong recommendation on this company.