Ganjala Pass Trek: Conquering the Himalayan Challenge

The Ganjala Pass trek is a thrilling and challenging adventure that takes trekkers through the rugged and remote regions of the Langtang Valley in Nepal. Standing at an elevation of 5,122 meters (16,800 feet), Ganjala Pass offers breathtaking panoramic views, exhilarating terrain, and a true test of physical endurance and mental fortitude. This trek is ideal for experienced trekkers seeking an adrenaline-filled journey amidst the pristine Himalayan wilderness.

The Ganjala Pass trek is an expedition that requires careful planning and preparation. Starting from Syabrubesi, the trail meanders through dense forests, picturesque villages, and terraced fields. As trekkers ascend, the landscape transforms into alpine meadows, glacial moraines, and rocky terrains. The highlight of the trek is crossing the Ganjala Pass, which demands technical skills and experience in mountaineering. The pass is often covered in snow and ice, adding to the challenge and requiring the use of ropes, crampons, and ice axes. The thrilling descent from the pass rewards trekkers with stunning views of the Langtang range and the sense of accomplishment in conquering this formidable obstacle.

One of the most captivating aspects of the Ganjala Pass trek is the opportunity to witness the awe-inspiring beauty of the Himalayas. Trekkers are treated to breathtaking views of snow-capped peaks, including Langtang Lirung, Shishapangma, Dorje Lakpa, and Langshisha Ri. The towering mountains create a dramatic backdrop against the clear blue skies, evoking a sense of awe and wonder. The trek also offers glimpses of pristine glaciers, sparkling lakes, and cascading waterfalls, enhancing the scenic grandeur of the journey. These spectacular vistas serve as a constant reminder of the raw power and majestic allure of the Himalayan region.

The Ganjala Pass trek takes trekkers through remote and untouched landscapes, offering a unique opportunity to connect with nature in its purest form. The trail passes through traditional Tamang and Sherpa villages, where trekkers can experience the rich cultural heritage and warm hospitality of the local communities. Interactions with the villagers provide insights into their daily lives, customs, and traditions. The trek also encompasses visits to ancient monasteries, where one can witness the spiritual practices and rituals of the Himalayan people. This blend of natural beauty and cultural encounters creates a truly immersive and enriching experience for trekkers.

The Ganjala Pass trek is not for the faint of heart. It presents numerous challenges, including high altitudes, steep ascents, and technical terrain. Trekkers must be physically fit, acclimatize properly, and possess basic mountaineering skills. However, the rewards are immeasurable. The sense of accomplishment upon conquering the Ganjala Pass, the stunning vistas that unfold throughout the journey, and the personal growth that comes with pushing one’s limits make this trek a truly transformative experience. It is a chance to overcome challenges, connect with nature, and create memories that last a lifetime.

The Ganjala Pass trek offers a thrilling adventure that combines the beauty of the Himalayas, the thrill of mountaineering, and the rich cultural experiences of the Langtang Valley. It is a journey that tests trekkers both physically and mentally, rewarding them with unparalleled mountain views and a profound sense of achievement. For those seeking an unforgettable and challenging trek in Nepal, the Ganjala Pass trek provides an opportunity to embrace the untamed wilderness and conquer the heights of the majestic Himalayas.

Trekking in Langtang  region

Group size of the Trek
Minimum one person
Maximum 20 person

Trek features :

  1. Critical challenging  pass Tsergo Ri-5033m.
  2. spectacular mountain views 
  3. Rhododendron flowers forest, many types of orchids
  4. Shisha pagma (8013m.) can see from the pass
  5. Tamang cultural & practices.

Grade : Medium/ Hard 

Elevation: Max. 5033 Meters. (Tsergo Ri)

Accommodation : Tea House / Tent based 

Food: Continental 

Equipment List

The requirement of equipment is diffrent for each trek. these are common requirment of personnel things for most of our treks. Please feel free to ask for advice we will provide you the best suggestion.

Clothing and Equipment Check List

  1. Pair of T-shirts and half pants
  2. Fleece jacket and warm Trousers
  3. Raincoats & water proof pants
  4. Down jacket
  5. Thermal underwear
  6. Windproof jacket
  7. Fleece/wool warm hat
  8. Baseball hat or sun hat
  9. Snow & sun  glasses
  10. Fleece gloves
  11. Socks – 3/4 pairs
  12. Socks- woolen
  13. Trekking shoes
  14. Ligh sport shoes
  15. Small rucksack for daypack
  16. Waterbottle (metal )
  17. Kit Bag medium size
  18. Trekking poles (optional)
  19. Sleeping bag down ( -5-10 degree)
  20. Flash light & batteries

Personal things

  1. Small kit bag (valuable things can put inside , pocket knife )
  2. Sun Cream & lip care cream
  3. Moist towels for personal hygiene

Ganjala pass Trek Itinerary

Day1: Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1350m), pick up then transfer to the Hotel.

Day2: Full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley & trek preparation.

Day3: Drive to Syabrubeshi (1467m.) whole day drive 5/6 hours.

Trek started

Day4: Trek to Lama Hotel(2470m.), gradual up, 5-6hrs.

Day 5: Trek to Ghode Tabela (3010m.) ,gradual up, 5hrs.

Day 6: Trek to Langtang Village (3830m.), gradual up,4hrs. .

Day 7: Trek to Kyanjin Gompa (4060m.), gradual up & flat, 4-5 hrs.

Day 8: Rest day & Excursion to Tsergo Ri-5033m.& come back Kyangin Gompa, 4-5 hrs.

Day 9: Trek to Ganja-La Phedi (4300m.) , gradual & steep up , 6-7 hrs.

Day 10: Trek to Keldang (4250m.) ,Steep up to Ganja La Pass -5122m. & down, 6-7 hrs.

Day 11: Trek to Yak Kharka (4000m.), Steep down & Gradual down, 5-6 hrs.

Day 12: Trek to Tarkeghyang (2530m.), Gradual up & Steep down, 5-6 hrs.

Day 13: Trek to Sermathang (2550m.), Gentle flat, 3-4 hrs.

Day 14: Trek to Melamchi Pulbazaar (4-5 hrs.) then drive (2-3 hrs.) to Kathmandu ,transfer to Hotel .

Trek finished

Day 15: Rest & Shopping , farewell dinner in Nepali restaurant.

Day 16: Fly back to own destination or Visit to Pokhara & Jungle safari recommended.

Ganjala pass Trek cost Includes/Excludes

Ganjala pass Trek cost Includes

  • Pick & Drop to Airport / Hotel in Kathmandu & required places
  • Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing with Tour guide.
  • Food (Breakfast , lunch & dinner with tea -coffee ) in Trekking guest houses .
  • Accommodation in trekking area guest houses twin sharing bases on the trek .
  • English speaking Government licenses holder trekking guide & Supporters
  • Staff food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine are included in trekking.
  • Primary First Aid Kits (For the first aid treatment purpose such as bandage , some medicine
  • Trekking permits & TIMS for Conservation area /Restricted area & all the necessary official documents for trek.
  • Transport ; trek start to ending point by private car/van/ Bus.

Ganjala pass Trek cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa fee and necessary documets
  • Flight fare domestic and international .
  • Food in Kathmandu or other cities .
  • Airport Tax in Domestic & International Airpot & other taxes.
  • Personal insurance , equipment ,medical and travel insurance during the trek
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/Monument /donation and some personal expenses.
  • Helicopter rescue charge in case of Emergency .
  • Staff tips and other personal expenses
  • Expenses burden due to Natural disaster ; such as bad weather , land slide
  • Bar bills such as mineral water , cola , beer, hot shower, heater charge & personal items.

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Ganjala Pass Trek: Conquering the Himalayan Challenge