Ganjala Pass – Helambu Trek

Ganjala Pass – Helambu Trek
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Facts About Ganjala Pass – Helambu Trek

Grade

Easy

Max Size

1-15

Altitude

5000 m

Transportation

Privet Jeep/ Car

Accomodation

Hotel/ Lodge

Major Activity

Trekking & Tour

Himalayan Sights

Langtang range

Starts/Ends

Kathmandu - Kathmandu

Duration:

13 Days

Trip Overview

Ganjala Pass Trek is challenging pass crossing adventure journey in Langtang region. The Ganja La Pass lies at the elevation of 5132m that separates Langtang valley and Helambu Valley as a natural wall. Ganja Pass trekking demands technical climbing knowledge with skill of rope fixing.

Ganjala Pass Trek is the super combination of cultural and sightseeing tour that offers the picturesque of beautiful Himalayan mountains and Buddhist culture and tradition like Buddhist monastery and people following Buddhism. Ganja La Pass starts from the Dhunche following Langtang River – Kyanjing Gompa – Ganja La Pass – Tarkeghyang and finally ends at Melamchi Bazzar. Kyanjing Gompa offers the cultural aspect of Langtang Region as well as the beautiful scenery of Mountains like Langtang, Yala Peak, Dorje Lakpa and many more.

Ganjala Pass – Helambu Trek Itinerary

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Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu
Food
Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1350

Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu where you are welcomed by hospitable meeting and then you will be transferred to hotel. Our airport representative will explain briefly the program and preparation for trek.

Day 2 : Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubensi 1460m with private vehicle 6-7 hours
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1460

After having breakfast, we’ll drive to Syabrubensi, a village with huge stone houses, passing by Trishuli Bazaar and Dhunche. Along with the green hills, villages, and rivers, we will be looking at the ever-smiling snowcapped peaks. Driving on a bumpy and winding road, we reach Syabrubensi. Overnight at a lodge in Syabrubensi.

Day 3 : Trek from Syabrubensi to Lama Hotel 2324m/5-6 hours
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2324

Our trek begins and proceeds along the course of Langtang River, and after an hour of ascending, we reach the new bridge. Passing through Domen, we reach Bamboo village where we will stop for lunch. The bamboo village hosts several guest houses, gardens, and vegetable fields. After a steep climb from Bamboo, we reach Rimche and proceed along the way to reach Lama Hotel. Overnight at a lodge in Lama Hotel.

Day 4 : Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang 3330m/4-5 hours
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3330

After having our breakfast at the hotel, we’ll leave Lama Hotel behind to reach Langtang valley through Ghodatabela. We’ll be embraced by the stunning landscape of dense rhododendron forest, the exquisite Langtang River, and glimpses of Mt Langtang Lirung (7234m). Ascending alongside Langtang River, we arrive in Langtang village. This is the largest settlement in the region mostly inhabited by Tamang ethnics with plentiful tea houses. Overnight at a lodge in Langtang.

Day 5 : Trek from Langtang to Kyanjin Gompa 3730m/2-3 hours
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3800

We walk through vast grassland as we leave the Langtang valley past the largest Mani wall with inscribed prayers. After crossing Palpha Khola, we will have the glimpses of a spectacular icefall flowing from the Langtang range. We cross windy path through wooden bridges to finally reach Kyanjin Gompa, the most sacred monastery in the entire Langtang region. Overnight at a lodge in Kyanjin.

Day 6 : Acclimatization day/ Hiking to Tserko-Ri 4984m
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
3800

This is the exploration day of the trek where we relax embracing the nature. We’ll explore Kyanjin Gompa and the local cheese factory as we explore the Kyanjin vicinity. We can also go for a hike to Tserko-Ri (4984m), from where we can enjoy the breathtaking view of the Langtang range along with other smaller peaks. Overnight at a lodge in Kyanjin.

 

Day 7 : Trek from Kyanjin Gompa to Ngegang 4000m/5-6 hours
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4000

From Kyanjin Gompa, we’ll ascend through trails with sparse vegetation. We cross a suspension bridge over Langtang Khola and arrive at Chhana Lake before reaching Ngengang. After a tiring walk amid the bare hills, we’ll reach Ngegang where we’ll rest for the overnight. Overnight at tented camp in Ngegang.

Day 8 : Trek from Ngegang to Keldang 4270m/7-8 hours via Ganja-La Pass 5130m
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
5130

After breakfast, we’ll set out for our rigorous walk where we reach Keldang via Ganja La Pass (5130m), which is covered in snow throughout the year. Ngegang to Keldang is the hardest part of the trip as we are required to walk through the icy and slippery path. Upon crossing Ganja La Pass, we will descend on a steep trail to reach Keldang. Overnight at tented camp in Keldang.

Day 9 : Trek from Keldang to Dhukpa 4040m/7-8 hours
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
4040

After an early breakfast, we set out for our trek to Dhukpa from Keldang. The trail consists of many highs and lows, a descent towards the valley along the ridge, and an easy walk on the grasslands that takes us to Dhukpa. Overnight at tented camp in Dhukpa.

Day 10 : Trek from Dhukpa to Tarkegyang 2740m/6-7 hours
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2740

Today, our trek descends in the beginning, and subsequently, we make a steep climb to reach Yangri Peak. Trekking along the pine and rhododendron forest, we reach Tarkegyang, a large Sherpa village. We can visit the old monastery called Gekye Gompa, in the evening, as we explore the village. Overnight at a lodge in Tarkegyang.

Day 11 : Trek from Tarkegyang to Sermanthang 2590m/5-6 hours
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2590

Walk through Ghyangul and Chimighyang will take us to the beautiful village of Sermanthang which is very rich in culture as it is inhabited by the Sherpa community. The village serves equally satiating natural landscapes. You can spend the evening interacting with the locals. Overnight at a lodge in Sermanthang.

 

Day 12 : Trek to Malamchipul Bazar, and drive back to Kathmandu.
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
870

Trek to Malamchipul Bazar, and drive back to Kathmandu.

Day 13 : Final Depature
Food
Breakfast

Our representative will drop you to the International Airport (TIA) to assist you for your final departure to your destination or alternatively the next destination.

Cost Includes

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & transfer by car / Van.
  • 3 nights deluxe accommodation in twin bed sharing basis with breakfast 
  • Kathmandu city tour as per the above itinerary 
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee and hot/cold filter water during the trek.
  • Lodge and Tented Camp accommodation during the trek.
  • 1 experienced, helpful and friendly guide, 1 cook and porters (1 porter  for 2 peoples), their food & accommodation, salary, equipment & insurance.
  • Trekking camping equipments (Tent, mattress, dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent and kitchen utensils etc.)
  • All transportation by private vehicle.
  • Langtang National Park permit and all necessary permits.
  • Office Service charge.
  • All government tax.

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)
  • Airport departure tax (170 Nepalese rupees per person)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc.)
  • Tips for guides and porters

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Fequenty Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the Ganjala Pass Trek?

The Ganjala Pass Trek is a challenging high altitude trek that takes you through the beautiful and remote areas of Langtang and Helambu regions of Nepal. It involves crossing the Ganjala Pass, which is located at an altitude of 5,122 meters.

What is the best time to do the Ganjala Pass Trek?

The best time to do the Ganjala Pass Trek is from October to December and from March to May. During these months, the weather is dry and clear, and the views of the mountains are stunning.

How long does the Ganjala Pass Trek take?

The Ganjala Pass Trek usually takes around 13 days to complete. However, the duration can vary depending on your itinerary, fitness level, and acclimatization needs.

What is the difficulty level of the Ganjala Pass Trek?

The Ganjala Pass Trek is a strenuous and challenging trek that requires a good level of fitness and experience in high altitude trekking. The trail involves steep ascents and descents, rocky and uneven terrain, and crossing a high altitude pass.

What permits do I need for the Ganjala Pass Trek?

To do the Ganjala Pass Trek, you need two permits: the Langtang National Park entry permit and the TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) card. These can be obtained through a registered trekking agency in Nepal.

Do I need a guide and porter for the Ganjala Pass Trek?

While it is possible to do the Ganjala Pass Trek independently, it is highly recommended to hire a guide and porter. A guide can help you navigate the trail, ensure your safety, and provide valuable insights into the local culture and customs. A porter can carry your heavy backpack, allowing you to trek with less weight and fatigue.

What should I pack for the Ganjala Pass Trek?

You should pack warm clothing, good quality trekking shoes, a down jacket, a sleeping bag, a first aid kit, a water bottle, sunglasses, sunscreen, and a hat. It is also recommended to bring some snacks, energy bars, and electrolyte supplements for extra energy.

What is the altitude sickness and how can I avoid it?

Altitude sickness is a medical condition that occurs when you ascend to high altitudes too quickly, without proper acclimatization. The symptoms of altitude sickness include headache, nausea, dizziness, fatigue, and shortness of breath. To avoid altitude sickness, it is recommended to ascend gradually, drink plenty of water, avoid alcohol and smoking, and take regular rest days for acclimatization. If you experience any symptoms of altitude sickness, descend immediately and seek medical attention.

Additional Information

Additional Information About Ganjala Pass Trek

Ganjala Pass Trek is a challenging high-altitude trekking adventure that takes you through some of the most picturesque and rugged terrain of the Langtang region in Nepal. Here are some additional information about the trek:

Trek Duration:

The Ganjala Pass Trek usually takes around 13 days to complete, including acclimatization days.

Trek Difficulty:

The Ganjala Pass Trek is considered a strenuous trek that requires a high level of physical fitness, stamina, and endurance. It involves steep ascents and descents, crossing glacial moraines, and high altitude hiking. Trekkers need to be prepared for challenging terrain and harsh weather conditions.

Trek Altitude:

The highest point on the Ganjala Pass Trek is Ganjala Pass, which stands at an elevation of 5,122 meters (16,798 feet). Trekkers need to be prepared for high altitude hiking and acclimatization to avoid altitude sickness.

Trek Route:

The Ganjala Pass Trek usually starts from Syabrubesi and follows the Langtang Valley trail. After reaching Kyanjin Gompa, trekkers head towards Tserko Ri and then cross the Ganjala Pass to reach Helambu.

Best time to Trek:

The best time to undertake the Ganjala Pass Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is clear and dry, and the views are spectacular.

Permits:

Trekkers need to obtain a Langtang National Park Entry Permit and a TIMS card to undertake the Ganjala Pass Trek.

Accommodation:

Accommodation on the Ganjala Pass Trek is mostly basic tea houses and lodges that offer basic amenities such as shared bathrooms, hot showers, and simple meals. Trekkers need to carry their sleeping bags and trekking gear.

Equipment:

Trekkers need to carry warm clothing, waterproof jackets, trekking boots, gloves, hats, sunglasses, and other essential gear for the trek.

Guides and Porters:

Hiring a local guide and porter is recommended for the Ganjala Pass Trek. They can provide valuable assistance with navigation, carry your gear, and help you acclimatize to the altitude.

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