977 98510 47508
Live Chat >

Langtang Valley Trek with Ganja la Pass

Langtang Valley Trek with Ganja la Pass

Group size: 

1 Max 12

Max-Altitude: 

5122

Trip Grade:
 
Moderate

You are likely to walk for 6-7 hours each day over steep hilly terrain on usually rough trails but no real extremes of weather. Moderate trails entail reaching up to 5500 m with daily ascends of around 400-700 m. You will also be facing high altitude air with a low level of oxygen on some days and are therefore required to have a positive attitude and be physically fit. Previous hiking or camping experience is preferable.

Destination: 

Nepal

Best Season: 

Feb-May/Sep-Dec

Meals: 

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation:

 
Twin Shared Basis

Overview

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.

Itinerary

FAQ's and Notes

When to book this Trip ?

The flawless seasons for touring/trekking is in spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November). One can travel in winter if you are well adapted to cold. We strongly recommend you not to trek on monsoon in June, July, and August because of heavy rains & extremely blazing heat in the afternoon.

How kind of food is served during the trek ?

We serve food rich in proteins, carbohydrates and highly nutritious hygienic nourishing food - vital while trekking.

During the trek - all the meals i.e. breakfast, lunch, and dinner are provided inclusive in our package. The trek leader will be taking you to the clean hotels/restaurants for lunch on the way to your destination. In cities, either breakfast or dinner is included.

Vegan foods are also availabale.

How safe is stream water ?

Stream water is completely safe but we suggest you to carry water purification pills (chlorine tablets) or water filters to purify the water. If you prefer to drink packaged bottled mineral water, you will easily get in shops or tea houses on your own expense.

How about my luggage ?

Our porters will carry your major luggage while you carry a backpack with items very handy while trekking such as water bottle, towel, tissue or toilet paper, camera or any other stuff which you feel is necessary.

Gears and clothes not necessary can be left in the hotel safe deposit box properly locked without any extra charge. Domestic airlines of Nepal does not allow more than 15 kilograms including your hand baggage. If your baggage exceeds more than 15 kg, an extra charge can cover that up.

The porter will be carrying up to 12 kg luggage of each trekker.

What is the group Size or crew members ?

We Ganesh Himal Hiking team arrange most of the treks with a minimum of 2 clients to a maximum of 8 in a group. The larger group we will be divided accordingly.

What about guides ?

We provide honest, well experienced first aid certified, altitude sickness trained trekking guides who will be handling all your issues on the trip. All our staffs are very cordial and sincere. While trekking in a bigger group i.e. more than 6 people - an additional guide will be accompanied and the group also can be split according to the number of people in the group.

Is there any personal expenses on the Trek ?

Well, not that much but depends upon how you manage your expenses. Our package includes the cost of accommodation and meals during your trek as mentioned in the itinerary. Besides that, you are liable to pay for additional meals, table drinks, snacks, hot showers (accessible in some places), alcoholic drinks, meals (around US $ 5-7), extra accommodation in Kathmandu, tips for driver, guide and porters, etc.

Tips to the guides, porter or any other members is not mandatory but feel free to tip them if you are satisfied with their service.

How about trekking gears or other equipment ?

Trekking gears are readily available in the stores of major cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara at a very reasonable price. Down jacket & sleeping bags can also be hired with a minimal charge per day. Thus, you don’t have to buy it from your hometown.

But if already have it and have no issues bringing it, please feel free to bring it.

What would a usual day on a trek be like ?

Each and every day gives pleasant suprises and rewarding experience. Each day differs according to the itinerary or schedule, or the place you are trekking.

Normally, you are required to trek for 4-6 hours each day. We start our trek after breakfast and stop for the lunch. We trek for 3-4 hours after lunch to reach our destination. If we reach our destination in afternoon, you can spend rest of the hours relaxing, take shower or just wander around.

How about Airport Pickup and Drop Off ?

After booking, a representative of Ganesh Himal Hiking Team will pick you up from the airport on your scheduled landing time. You can spot GHHT member outside the exit terminal. If you have booked the hotel by yourself, please let us know in advance, so that we can drop you at your respective hotel.

We also pick and drop you from domestic airport. On your departure day, we will also see you off.

Can I customize the Itinerary ?

Our itinerary has been carefully designed by our operation manager which is very pragmatic & includes the high altitude acclimatizing. These days includes your arrival day, departure and sightseeing Kathmandu. It also has an extra day which allows flexibility to adjust the delay or cancellation of flight due to sudden changes in the Himalayan weather.

If you would like to extend more days or lessen some, we surely can do that as per your wish.

How do you deal with emergency situations ?

Our tour guide and trek leader will make sure that each and every one of you is well taken care of in emergency situations. If by chance anyone gets sick during the trek, we will take you to the nearest hospital as soon as possible. For serious conditions – we will use the rescue helicopter expenses being carried out by the insurance company. We suggest you get insured for up to 6000 meters.

Please go thoroughly what’s covered and not in the insurance policy.

Booking and Payment:

After confirming or booking the trip – all we need is the copy of the passport, insurance policy, and the international flight details (ticket). Then, a 20% advance deposit is required for any trip, trek or expedition which is not refundable - used for reservations of hotels and lodges according to the itinerary. The remaining balance is due when you arrive at Kathmandu and can be paid by any means convenient to you. We prefer payment via cash (to avoid any extra service charge) but bank transfer, credit cards, western union, and pay pal are also the accepted form of payments.

What if flight is delayed from ?

Only domestic mountain flight is only available from Kathmandu to Lukla and sometimes the flight might be delayed or canceled due to unforeseen adverse Himalaya weather condition.

This is the reason we have kept an extra day in the itinerary to cover up such situations. In case the flight is canceled for 2 or more days, we will charter a helicopter to make sure that you reach on the scheduled flight to your destination. The expense for this service will be carried out by the insurance company. The helicopter charter cost is in between the US $ 500 to $ 3500 depending upon the number of people in the flight.

Accomodation

Hotel & Lodges

Accommodation in Himalayan Countries While Tour/Trek

Included in the Price

  • All the transportation between airport and hotel

    A 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu

    Standard lodges/tea houses during the trek

    Welcome and farewell dinners

    All accommodation and meals during the stay in the trek

    All domestic flight fares and airport taxes

    An experienced English speaking guide and one porter for 2 persons 

    All necessary paperwork and permits (National park permit, TIMS)

    All government and local taxes

     

Not Included in the Price

  • Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs)

    International airfare to and from Kathmandu

    Excess baggage charges

    Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary

    Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from mountain than the scheduled itinerary)

    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

Fixed Departures - 2018



Departure DateAvailable Space
 Jan 4th YES
 Jan 12th YES
 Feb 2nd YES
 Jan 19th YES
 Feb 14th YES
 Feb 20th YES
 March 8th YES
 March 14th YES
 March 19th YES
 March 28th YES
 April 2nd YES
 April 9th YES
 April 15th YES
 April 22nd YES
 3rd May YES
 17th May YES
 20th May YES
 27th May YES
 14th June YES
 23rd June YES
 6th July YES
 28th July YES
 4th August YES
 17th August YES
 2nd September YES
 8th September YES
 12th September YES
 17th September YES
 22nd September YES
 28th September YES
 4th October YES
 9th October YES
 14th October YES
 19th October YES
 29th October YES
 6th November YES
 11th November YES
 18th November YES
 5th December YES
 16th December YES

Coming Soon


Best Sellers