The Langtang Ganjala pass trek is one of the challenging high passes trek in Nepal because of its wilderness and unfavourable weather conditions. The Ganja La Pass (5,122m/16,805ft) trek follows the Langtang River through the popular Tamang settlement to the east until we reach Kyanjing Valley. This trek requires some good equipment and knowledge of mountaineering skill.
Kyanjing Valley is formed by Mt. Langtang Lirung (7,246m/23,774ft) on the west, Yala Peak (5,732m/18,806ft) on the north, Dorje Lakpa (6,966m/22,855ft), Urkeinmang (6,387m/20,955ft), Loenpo Gang (6,979m/22,898ft) and Kangchenpo on the northeast. This trip is a combination of Langtang Valley trek and Helambu Village trek.
|01||Drive from Kathmandu to Dhunche||2,030m/6,660ft||Drive: 8-9 hours|
|02||Trek Dhunche to Thulo Syabru Village||2,210m/7,251ft||Trek: 5-6 hours|
|03||Trek Thulo Syabru Village to Lama Hotel||2,410m/7,907ft||Trek: 5-6 hours|
|04||Trek Lama Hotel to Langtang Valley||3,330m/10,925ft||Trek: 5-6 hours|
|05||Trek Langtang Valley to Kyanjing Gompa||3,800m/12,467ft||Trek: 2-3 hours|
|06||Exploration day at Kyanjin Gompa/Climb Tserko Ri||5,033m/16,513ft||Trek: 6-7 hours|
|07||Trek Kyanjing Gompa to Ganja la phedi||4,500m/14,764ft||Trek: 6-7 hours|
|08||Trek to Keldang crossing over Ganja la Pass||5,122m/16,805ft||Trek: 7-8 hours|
|09||Trek Keldang to Dhukpu||4,040m/13,255ft||Trek: 5-6 hours|
|10||Trek Dhukpu to Tarkeghyang||2,740m/8,989ft||Trek: 5-6 hours|
|11||Trek Tarkeghyang to Sermathang||2,590m/8,497ft||Trek: 4-5 hours|
|12||Trek to Melamchi Bazzar, drive back to Kathmandu||1,350m/4,430ft||Trek: 3-4 hours|
The spectacular view of Langtang Lirung on the Ganja La Pass crossing is the major attraction of this trek. This challenging trek is possible to accomplish for some selected months only. After crossing the Ganja La Pass, the trail connects us to Tarkeghyang in the Helambu village. We meet Sherpa people here but they are different from the Sherpas in Solukhumbu.
The Helambu village offers a wide range of mixed cultures of Sherpa, Tamang and Lama Societies. This area is also famous for apple production and beautiful landscape. Finally, the adventure ends at Melamchi Bazzar. We take a scenic drive to Kathmandu. There are buses available on a regular interval basis which takes about 2-3 hours to reach Kathmandu.
- Free of complications of a flight
- The challenging Ganja La Pass (5,122m/16,805ft)
- Trekking to the foot of the glaciers – Kyanjin Gompa
- Mixed culture of Sherpa, Tamang and Lama societies
- Ascent of Tserko Ri (5,033m/16,513ft)
- Visit of Tibetan village in Langtang
- Spectacular views of Langtang Ri and Ganesh Himal