Ganjala Pass Trek

GRADE

Strenuous

TRIP DURATION

15 days

BEST SEASON

March to May & September to November

GROUP SIZE

From two persons

TRIP Altitude

5122 meters

CUSTOMIZE TRIP

On Request

Trip Highlights

Langtang River, Kyanjing Gompa, Cheese factory,  Spectacular views of Langtang Lirung,  Gangala Pass (5122m), Buddhist relisign, buddhist Monasteries, Tarkeghyang Sherpa Town and many more ...

Trip Overview

The trek starts from Syabru Bensi, ends at Melamchi Pul Bazar. From Sybru Bensi, you will follow the Langtang River to the east until you get to Kyanjing Gompa (3,049.). In Kyanjing Gompa there is a small Buddhist monastery and a cheese factory started in 1955 by the Swiss Association for Technical Assistance. When you are crossing the pass there are spectacular views of Langtang Lirung and the Tibetan peaks beyond. Much of this route is spent above 3,000m.The highest point of this trek is Ganja La Pass (5,122m). On the very pass of Ganja La, the last few 100m trail is precarious so we use a rope there for safety, though the utmost care is enough. The descent from the pass is on a steep slope for over 1 km which requires good care again. But the rest of the trail is easy and comfortable. As there are no lodges and no settlements for three days along the way, the group should be well equipped with enough food. Only organized camping treks are possible for this region. The use of firewood is also prohibited within the Nepal park, so all supplies should be taken with us.
 
 After passing the Ganjala Pass, the trail takes you to Malemchigaon and Tarkeghyang. People here call themselves Sherpas but their relationship with the Sherpa of Solu Khumbu is distant. The dialects spoken are also different. People here follow the Buddhist religion so you will find many old Buddhist monasteries in the villages. Tarkeghyang is another Sherpa town along the way, which bears its own story. The town name means temple of "100 horses" and was taken from the name of a temple established in 1727 by a Lama (Buddhist monk) who was called on by the king of Kathmandu (Kantipur) to stop an epidemic. As his reward the Lama asked for 100 horses, which he brought here. The local temple, rebuilt in 1969, follows the Bhutanese style.
 
The trek starts from Kathmandu driving to Syabru. Clients carry daypack only and walk at their own pace.
 
Total trekking hour is about 6-7hr per day.
  • Day 01  Arrival and transfer to hotel/welcome dinner (D)
  • Day 02  Day at leisure /Hotel (B)
  • Day 03  Drive to Syabru Bensi (1450m) (B, L, D)
  • Day 04 Trek to Lama Hotel (2480m) (B, L, D)
  • Day 05 Trek to Langtang village (3541m) (B, L, D)
  • Day 06 Trek to Kyanjing Gompa (3900m) (B, L, D)
  • Day 7-8 Hiking to Kyanjing Ri, Tserko Ri (5033m) (B, L, D)
  • Day 09 Trek to Ngegang (B, L, D)
  • Day 10 Trek to Ganja La pass (5122m) (B, L, D)
  • Day 11 Trek down from Ganja La to Dukpu (B, L, D)
  • Day 12 Trek to Tarkeghyang (2550m) (B, L, D)
  • Day 13 First of all couple of an hour trekking anf drive to Kathmandu/Hotel (B, L)
  • Day 14 Day at leisure/ farewell dinner/hotel (B, D)
  • Day 15 Drive to Airport for Return flight (B)

Note: The trek operated on tent and lodge. The itinerary can be customized according to your duration of holiday. Similarly hotel can be upgraded or downgraded depend on your budget.
Includes
  • International airport pickup and drop
  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • Hotel accommodation at 3 star category in double occupancy
  • Trekking Transportation by bus
  • Conservation permit.
  • TRC permit
  • Meals as per mention (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • Camping (twin sharing tow men tent) / dining tent, toilet tent 
  • English speaking guide with his insurance and equipment.
  • Porter with his insurance and equipment (one porter in between  two person)
  • Wages, food, accommodation, equipment, insurance and other facilities  to staffs 
Excludes
  • Beverage (drinks)
  • Tips
  • Helicopter evacuation in case of emergency.
  • Personal insurance
  • Sleeping bag (this can be rent at Thamel; cost Rs 75-150 a day a sleeping bag depends on quality)

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