Ganja La Pass trekking at an altitude of 5122 meters is one of the popular trekking in the Langtang Region located to the north of Kathmandu valley and just to the south of Tibetan border. Trekking to Ganja La Pass also called as Laurebina Pass bids you with the most panoramic Himalayan views of Langtang Lirung (7245 meters), Ganesh Himal (7406 meters), Dorje Lakpa(6966 meters), Yala Peak (5500 meters), Naya Kanga (5846 meters), Gauri Shanker andShisha Pangma (8013 meters) including the Annapurna Himalayan range.
One of the main spot to explore around while you are here on this trek to the Ganja La Pass is the Kyangjin Gompa (3870 meters & 12697 feet) – one of the ancient monastery. People living here in this region are mostly Sherpa and Tamang with a mixture of some minor ethnic group. On this adventurous trek, along with viewing the spectacular mountains, you also encounter various wildlife like Himalayan Thar, pika, deer, birds, etc. and different kinds of floras’ of this region.
Ganja La Pass trek begins from first sightseeing Kathmandu valley first and following a drive to Syrabusi enjoying the Himalayan views with terraced fields and rural villages. We then pass through the dense forest following the Langtang river and as crossing several suspension bridges, our trails are bit challenging as moving upwards and downwards throughout the trail. After reaching the Mundu village, we trek through the dense forest to reach the Langtang valley – from where we get the picturesque view of Langtang Lirung.
After that, we will be trekking to Kyangjin Gompa - passing over the several chortens (stupa) surrounded by the prayer wheels, watermills with amazing views of the mountains and also the cheese factory run by the Swiss Association for Technical Assistance. After that, we will be visiting some villages and cross the yak pastures and then head to Tserko Ri (5000 meters & 16404 feet) for sunrise views. Crossing the river, we ascend through the dense forest of rhododendron to Ganja La Phedi and finally will be trekking to Ganja La Pass but would be a strenuous hike.
Ascending down to the several villages of Sherpa, Tamang, Gurung and lastly reaching the Melamchi Pul Bazaar, we finally drive to Kathmandu in our private vehicle. This is one of the daring treks requires a special trekking gear of the Langtang Region but well organized with experienced professionals of the Ganesh Himal Hiking Team (GHHT) and also we provide all the necessary gears required.
This trekking can be best relished in spring and fall seasons where you get the picture perfect views of the landscape and mountains. For further detail about this trek to the Ganja La Pass, please feel free to email or contact us. We also customize the itinerary according to your vacation schedule and even prolong or minimize it according to your needs.