Ganja La Pass Trek


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Ganja la pass trek

Ganja La Pass Trek Summary

    1. Ganja La Pass Hiking Duration: 11 Days
    2. Ganja La Trek difficulty: Moderate Grade
    3. Ganja La Pass Altitude: 5,130m / 16,832 feet
    4. Trekking Hour: 6 Hours daily
    5. Group-Size: 1 – 12 People
    6. Best Time: April, May, September, October, and November
    7. Trip Mode: Guest House +Tent Camping
    8. Foods: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    9. Transportation: Jeep / Bus


The Ganja La Pass Trek is a challenging and technical trail that offers the stunning sights of the Ganesh Himal peaks, Langtang Lirung (7,246m), Langtang-ri, Langsisa Peak, Langtang Himal. It is known for its breathtaking mountain views, diverse landscapes, and cultural experiences.

Hike to Ganja la is also speaks as a Kangja la situated at an elevation of 5,160 meters on the lap of Langtang Lirung, north of Kathmandu, Nepal. Langtang National Park is home to various wild animals such as Musk deer, Himalayan black bear, Red Panda, snow leopard, Himalayan wild goat, and particularly birds.

Furthermore, the Ganja la route is covered with varieties of flowers, colorful rhododendron, orchids, magnolia, and many other floral species. You’ll also come across beautiful alpine meadows, dense forests, and glacial lakes. A trek to Ganja la is an incredible journey over the pass that takes you to the wilderness part of Langtang valley.

Likewise, Ganja la Pass is an adventure-grade trek difficulty that requires a good physical fitness for safe traverse. However, the best time to cross Ganja La pass is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). During these seasons, the weather is generally stable, with clear skies and moderate temperatures.

At Helambu village, tourists can feel the Tibetan lifestyle and you will see fields enclosed by stone walls as well herds of yaks. Tourists can either hike downhill to Talmarag or to Melamchi pul bazaar and continue to drive back to Kathmandu as they wish.

Kyanjin gompa

How much does for Ganja La Pass Trek Package Cost?

The cost of the Ganja La Pass trek package with Gokyo Treks a local trek agency in Nepal ranges between US$ 1275 to US$ 1750. Of course, trek cost will modify as per the group size you are traveling to and the service you choose. Typically the package price includes Hotels, transportation, a guide/porters, food and accommodation, and hiking permits.

However, we basically arrange private trips in order to avoid group tours with strangers. Private tours give you a better experience on your hikes. If you value personalization, flexibility, and in-depth experiences, a private trip customized to your personal needs will be the best option.

It’s a standard trip package price for 11 days hike to Ganja la in the Langtang area in Nepal. If you are 2 campers for Ganja la pass trek cost US$ 1495 for 11 days trek plan. We can modify the trek route and price as you wish also. Here is the price list for a hike to Ganja La pass.

Price Per Person for 11 days Ganja La Pass Trek package for 2024 and 2025.

Number of TouristPrice Per Person
1 PersonUS$ 1750
2 PersonUS$ 1495
3 PersonUS$ 1490
4 to 6 personUS$ 1390
7 to 9 PersonUS$ 1325
10 and more than 10 PersonUS$ 1275

If you’re wondering to know about what is included and what is excluded from this trip price, kindly check on the cost given on a tab button.


Ganja la pass trek itinerary detail

Hike to Ganja la is an amazing and adventurous classical trek route itinerary that takes you across the langshisa valley to Hyolmo at Helambu Valley. The particular hiking route is designed for expert trekkers who wish to get a challenging trek at Langtang glacier but are walking in a more relaxed manner than take a look at this itinerary.

1 Day Adventure drive to Syapru Besi Bazaar (1,500m/4,922 feet), 7 hours.

Have breakfast at the hotel and drive a few minutes to catch up coach for Syabru best with your mountain trekking guide and porters. Enjoy seven of our scenic drives through Trishuli Bazaar with beautiful small settlements, river valleys, and mountains. The bus stops roughly about 30 minutes from highway restaurants for lunch in Trisuli Bazaar. You reach Syapru Besi bazaar around 2 or 3 o’clock midday and stay overnight in the hotel.

Dhunche Bazaar
2 Day Lama Hotel trekking (2,480m/8,137 feet), 6 hours

Start your walking at your own pace and the backpacking travel ascends for around 2 hours through the forest. Hike through Langtang River for about an hour to reach Bamboo Lodge where you’ll stop for lunch. The backpacking trail is nice, follows upstream, and possible to see birds live around the bushes. Beehives hanging on a cliff are another top attraction for Langtang visitors. From here you will again steeply climb through the bamboo forest to reach Lama Hotel camp.

Langtang river near Bamboo lodge
3 Day Lama Hotel to Mundu Trekking (3,430m/11,254 feet), 6 hours

Today you will have a pleasant walk and follow the trail through rhododendron and pine forest for around three hours to reach Ghoda Tabela military check post. Ghoda tabla is an area covered with tons of herbal plants including wild animals.

Later lunch, the scenic hiking trail takes you to Langtang village, which collapsed in a massive Earthquake disaster in April 2015. Walk a bit further to get a Mundu to find a safe place to stay overnight.

Langtang valley
4 Day Kyanjin Gompa Trek (3,830m/12,566 feet). 3 hours

Kyanjin Gompa is the last human settlement before you ascend Ganjala pass. Reaching Kyanjin Gompa, you have a chance to see the Langtang glacier and glacial river source. Likewise, on Langtang lirung hikes on glacier dom, Wayfarers can catch a glimpse of Mt Ganchempo and Mt. Langtang Lirung, and kyanjin ridge itself. In the afternoon, excursionists can visit the yak cheese Factory, Kyanjin Monastery, and the local houses.

Kyanjin gompa
5 DayKyanjin ridge day hikes. An optional to climb Tsherko Ri, 6 hours

In the morning, Kyanjin ridge hiking to get a Langtang Himalayan range super view. Tourists get langtag lirung, Langtag ri, Langsisa pass, Langtang Himal, Ganja la peak, Yala peak best views on a clear day. In addition, visitors can see impressive snowy mountains that are located on the Tibet border.

However, interested voyagers can hike with a tour guide to Tsherko Ri Peak climbing at 4,984m. Tserkuri is a hill station to watch almost the complete Langtang massive. As the day hike to Tserkuri is tough, we suggest only professional walkers use it for an optional day tour. Otherwise, visit the Lirung glacier and Langshisha Kharka where the beautiful yak pasture land is still worthy to see. Furthermore, prepare some arrangements before your adventure trailhead to Ganjala basecamp on the next day.

Kyanjin ride view
6 DayNgegang / Ganja La Phedi trekking (4,100m/13,452 feet), 5 hours

Cross ice-cold Langtang river, the adventure trail makes a steeper climb through the rhododendron and juniper forest. Tourists can see Himalayan YAKS that are grazing on grasslands peacefully. The moraine rocky trail reaches the Ngegang yak pasture where we set our tent in a rugged landscape. In the evening, our professional hiking crew will prepare a delicious dinner. Later dinner, the entire trekking team can sing popular Nepali songs, especially the most popular trekking songs that are sung on mountain trek routes. Stay overnight at Ngegang Kharka in a tent camp.

ngegang trek langtang hike
7 DayGanja la Pass trek (5,130m/16,832 feet). Further to Geldang, 7 hours

Hike at ganja la pass is marked as one of the most adventure high pass treks in the Langtang territory in Nepal. The rugged trail that leads to the Nayakanga Pass is quite difficult and challenging. Follow the streams and continue over the rocky mountain trail, we climb the last 100 meters on a snowy steep. The Ganja la summit provides a splendid view of almost the entire Langtang mountain range including some of the unseen peaks. Continue to walk downhill to Geldang at 4,270 meters where we fix the Tents to stay overnight.

ganja la pass hiking
8 DayGeldang to Dhukpa trekking (4,040m/13,255 feet), 6 hours

This adventure hiking trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, and backpacking and is best used from April until October. Right after the Ganja la pass, the hiking trails near me are very thin and marked as a challenging part of the entire journey. However, all trails descend through a long ridge with many ups and downs to reach Dhukpa Yak land to stay overnight at tent camps.

dukpu trek after ganja la pass
9 DayDhukpu to Tarke Ghyang trek (2,600m/8,531 feet), 5 hours

From, Dukpu the trail descends, and short climb to a pass. The pass offers a stunning mountain view around the Himalayas. The trails descend through pine and rhododendron forests, then drop steeply to Gekye Gompa. Finally, the camping trail leads its steep descent to Tarke Ghyang, a large Sherpa village in the Helambu section. According to the religious beliefs, Guru In the 10th century the saint and poet Milarepa meditated in this Helambu territory. The Tiger Cave Lion Fortress – where Milarepa sang his “Song of a Yogi’s Joys”. Overnight stay at Tarke Ghyang.

10 DayTrek to Sermathang and to Kakani village (1,996m/6,549 feet), 5 hours

The trail leaves Tarke Ghyang and heads off to meet the pretty Sherpa village, Gangyul (2,520m). The Nature trail leads through the green forests, crossing a number of streams, before reach at Chumik. Making a gentle climb you come to the large Sermathang village at 2,610m/8,563 feet.

Lunch at Sermathang and exploring Buddhism in this territory is amazing as the Guru Rinpoche and his consorts meditated. Walk downhill all the way to Kakani village where we stay at a guest house campsite.

11 DayTrek to Malemchipul Bazaar (880m/2,887 feet), 3 hours. Return to Kathmandu, 4 hours

Making a drop, the track reaches several settlements across the chir pine forest the trek gets to the large fascinating village of Dubha Chaur and finally descends you will reach Melamchi Pul Bazaar.

Later Lunch, we drive from Melamchi Pul Bazaar to Kathmandu city and transfer to your Hotel. Trip finish so we wish your wonderful journey further or add some extra activity with us paying an extra cost.

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How much does the Ganja la pass trek package price?

A hike to Ganjala pass trip price price start at US$ 1275 and might reach up to US$ 1750 per person on double occupancy basis. Taking 4WD private jeep to Syaprubesi and from Melamchi Bazaar saves your time and riding the bus reduces the trip expenses. Gokyo Treks and Expedition agency notify this express Ganja la Trek Package price for 2024 and 2025 based on group size you are travelling with.

For the deluxe and luxury trekking tour plan, we add a 3-5 star category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu with breakfast. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZING YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGE PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS.

Adventure Ganja la pass trek package price Includes:-

  • Single night double bedroom accommodation in a tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu.
  • 10 Breakfast, 11 lunch, and 10 Dinner serve with tea/coffee during the trek routes in the Himalayas.
  • Guest house/Tent accommodation while you are on trekking days.
  • Alpine climbing food from Kyanjin gompa to Tarke Ghyang while crossing the Galja la pass parts.
  • Langtang National Park entrance permit fees
  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) permits.
  • Bus Transfer (Kathmandu – Syabru Beshi and from Melamchi Pul Bazaar – Kathmandu) on Sharing as per camping trek itinerary.
  • English speaking license holder professional mountain trekking guide cum cook.
  • An assistant guide will provide for 7 plus group tourists.
  • Experienced porters (1 guest: 1 porter basis) because each porter carries a maximum of 24 kilograms.
  • Salary, food, accommodation, and travel insurance for all Nepali crew.
  • Seasonal fruits like apples and pomegranates as a dessert after dinner for Ganja la trekking.
  • Agency’s duffel bag (50 liters capacity) and trek poles if Necessary – return after the trek.
  • First aid medical kit including Oximeter to monitor oxygen level, and Pulse rate every day to save from Higher risk.
  • In case of an emergency, helicopter rescue evacuation management [not the chopper’s bill].
  • Agency’s trek Certificate and Ganja la pass trek map – keep them as a souvenir.
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT, and as well as Company service charge.

Ganja la pass trekking package excludes :

  • Lunch and Dinner on your stay in Kathmandu
  • Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls, and hot showers during the trekking.
  • Tourist personal trek equipment
  • -10 comfort fresh Sleeping bag rental cost per piece US$ 2 per day.
  • Personal nature expenses, any drinks (except Kyanjin gompa – Ganja la – Tarke Ghyang part), and bar bills.
  • Tourist’s travel insurance to cover helicopter rescue evacuation in case of an emergency.
  • Any donation and monument entrance fees.
  • Kathmandu city world heritage sites entrance fees, Guide, and transfer (if needed).
  • Gratuities for cooks, guides, and porters [Tip is a culture, so they expect highly].

Group join

Our hikes at Ganja la Pass recognizes as a high pass trek in the Langtang zone in Nepal. We can create and organize private Ganja la trekking starting at any date if that works for you. So, please contact us for more information.


Question: Do I need the experience to do Ganja la Pass trek group?

Answer: Yes. You need a trekking and basic mountaineering course to do this trekking with a lightweight daypack. For safe crossing above Ganja la, the mountain trail is often blue ice. So it would be better to have some equipment with you on the trek.

Question: Is pick up service available on my arrival day in Kathmandu?

Answer: Yes sure. Provide us with your flight details. Our representative will come to pick up you at Kathmandu international airport.

Question: Can I store my luggage/stuff in Kathmandu?

Answer: Yes, you can leave your luggage at your hotel or at our office. Store your stuff in the Gokyo Treks agency office for free.

Question: Is this Ganja la trekking Safe for a Solo Female Trekkers?

Answer: Yes, this Ganja la trek route is a technically difficult route but widely regarded as safe for solo female trekkers. However, as with any trekking adventure, it’s crucial to take precautions and remain aware of your surroundings.

Our team consists of honest and friendly guides who treat every trekker like a family member. We have been organizing treks for solo female travelers since our establishment, ensuring their safety and enjoyment throughout the journey.

Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect?.

Answer: We provide you with tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and also a lodge during the trekking routes in a possible place. The rooms along the routes are clean with cozy beds with nice mattresses and blankets. But from Kyanjin to Tarke Ghyang in between, we provide a Tent accommodation, however you need to take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent them while you are in Kathmandu.

Question: What kind of food can I expect on hiking Ganja la?.

Answer: Lodges are often available along the trek route, so they have attached restaurants where you will have your meals. They cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, curry rice, bread, soups, fresh vegetables, etc. The fresh vegetables depend upon the season that you are visiting. In the tent camping days, our cook will prepare a delicious range of vegetarian meals for you.

Question: What opportunities will I have for a shower?.

Answer: As you stay in the guest houses, they have a shower which you can get on request to pay. As you are on a camping outdoor days, we provide you hot water in a bucket, so you will take a bucket shower.

Question: How do I get drinking water at express Ganja la pass trek?.

Answer: Often you can buy a bottle of mineral water to drink as you are staying in the lodges. But we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of that plastic fabric. Instead, buy some Aqua tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available at the campsite or often at trail.

Question: Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?

Answer: As you stay in the guest houses, there will be more chances to charge the battery. We suggest you to carry extra pair in case. Remember to bring your own adapters!

Question: Are there any communication facilities?.

Answer: Besides the pass, you can get telephone services as well as 3G internet service. Buy a local SIM CRAD and Data Pack for a quick connection with your family.

Question: Can I use credit cards in Trekking? How much additional money do I need per day?.

Answer: No. You should have some cash Nepali rupees to maintain your daily extra expenses. The cost per day will depends on your spending habits. You can allocate US$ 10 – 15 each day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee, and some drinks while you are on your trek.

Question: When should I book my trip and what are the payment terms?.

Answer: To prevent any misunderstandings, we advise booking your trip with us as early as possible. While we aim to accommodate last-minute bookings, a 25% advance deposit is necessary to secure your reservation. The remaining payment can be settled upon your arrival in Nepal.

Question: Who will carry my luggage on Ganja la pass trekking?

Answer: We do provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, each of our porters carries a maximum of 22 kilos of your backpack which means 1 guest: 1 porter basis. However, the Ganja la pass trek is a challenging trek so each of our porters can carry a maximum of 22 kilos of your belongings.

Question: How much distance do I walk each day?

Answer: When walking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to gradient, terrain, and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances for each day, however, you have to be prepared to walk for roughly about 5 hours each day.

Question: Do I need walking poles?

Answer: It is better to hike with walking poles. Learn how to use trekking poles for balance and stability, whether on the sidewalk or on trails. Walking poles can help prevent slips and falls. They are just recommended but not compulsory.

Adventure Ganja la pass trek highlights

  • Discover Langtang Himalayas within 360 deg angle from Tserkuri and Ganjala summit pass.
  • Walking through cultivated potato fields, colorful Rhododendron, conifers, and oak trees.
  • Best view of Mt.Langtang lirung, Langtang-ri, Langsisa, Langtang Himal, Ganjala peak itself
  • Experience the Sherpa and other ethnic groups and their lifestyles.

Best time to Hike Ganja La Pass Trekking in Nepal

The best times to trek the Langtang ganja la pass trekking are pre – and post-monsoon: April to May and September to November. If you want to catch the rhododendrons in full bloom, book your trek for mid-April to mid-May. Earlier in April stays too much snowfall and the trail makes it dangerous. In addition, Mid September until late November stays a good time to explore the trek route.

Notes for Ganja la trekkers!

A trek to Ganja la has a difficult terrain and high altitude therefore, it’s essential to prepare well enough ith a proper gear, including boots, warm clothing, and a reliable backpack. Acclimatization is crucial due to the altitude gain, so plan for gradual ascent and adequate rest days.

Pack waterproof layers and prepare for cold temperatures, especially at higher elevations as weather can change rapidly. Carry enough water and snacks as facilities along the route are limited. Likewise, respect local customs and environmental guidelines to preserve the pristine beauty of the region and enjoy the breathtaking vistas of the Himalayas throughout this challenging and rewarding trek.

This information stated above is just a standard template but possible to customize at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. Local politics, landslides, cancellation of local flights, weather, transport, or a multitude of other factors that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary during on trip.

It is, however, very unbelievable that the itinerary would be extensively altered. If alterations are necessary the leader will decide the best alternative option, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. When a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of changes or delays.

What makes Ganja la pass trek special?

Opportunities for challenging trekking trails and pleasant strolls are scattered all over the world. You just need to know where to find them.

We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our prime concern. We are a team of professional and trained licensed local guides who know the destination much better than others. Not only this but also we give benefits to the local communities and help to conserve natural resources which reduced costs and consumption.

Ganja La Trek Review

Challenging to cross Ganja la pass but better off the beaten path trek

October 21, 2019

With my wife, I enjoyed trekking with guys from Gokyo Treks and Expedition in Langtang ganja la pass trekking Langtang region. Found agency on the internet and decided to trust them based on good recommendations. Everything was organised as agreed from trekking permits to accommodation in Kathmandu and airport taxi…etc.

The guide knows well all about Ganja la trekking routes and their recent state as it is common that some trails are already collapsed due to common landslides! This can save a significant amount of time.

I can not recommend enough Goyko Treks and Expeditions. Trip of the lifetime !!Thank you very much, Ammar and our Sherpa guide for the amazing experience!

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Biren Thompson, Melbourne Australia.

Response from Gokyo Treks Nepal

Thank you Biren Thomson for your experience for trek the Ganja la pass with our team.

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