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Langtang Ganjala Pass Trekking

An extreme and advanced trekking holiday in the Langtang region

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15 Days Kathmandu to Kathmandu

  • Max. Altitude: 5200 meters
  • Group Size: Min. 1 / Max. 12
  • Best Time: Feb to Jun, Sep to Dec
  • Daily walking Hour: Approx. 4-6
  • Accommodation: Local Lodge

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Moderate trekking involves 4 to 6 hours a day walking at a steady pace below 4000 meters for around 3 to 10 days trekking trip.

Langtang Ganjala pass trekking is well-known as a strenuous and adventure trekking in the northern Himalayan region of Langtang. This is a wonderful trek for those seeking something extreme and advanced trekking holidays in the Himalayas. Ganjala pass trekking is one of the stunning treks in Nepal offers a magic blend of nature, culture, lush forests, landscapes and awe-inspiring vistas of the high Himalayan giants. The views from Ganjala pass are just marvelous.

North of Kathmandu, Langtang Ganjala pass trekking is most demanding and unique than other trekking in the Himalayas. Spring and autumn are the best time to do Ganjala pass trek and it can be done as teahouse plus camping or whole trip as camping. There are no guest houses available while crossing the pass and we need to camp at least three days before and after the pass. In these days we never see human settlements we just encounter some yak shelters where we can set our camp.

Langtang Ganjala pass trekking starts with a scenic 9 hour drive from Kathmandu. At the beginning of our trek we walk through terrace farming lands, Tamang villages, lush rhododendron forests, and alpine valleys. The trek keeps continue and enter in to the amazing Langtang valley that provides superb views of the great peak of Langtang Lirung (7250m). The valley is surrounded by the high Himalayan peaks and snow ridges. It is also an ideal place to spot species of birds and flowers of Nepal. 

Kyangjin Gompa is another attraction of our trek, here we visit cheese factory, ancient monastery and try climbing some trekker's peaks which help us to gain proper acclimatization to summit and cross the Ganjala Pass. 

After crossing pass, on our return we again trek through another region called Helambu, we continue our trek exploring mountain scenery, lush forests, and terrace farming villages, Tamang and Sherpa people with their culture, religion and way of village life. Our trek will be end at Melamchi Bazaar from where we take a scenic 5 hours drive to Kathmandu.

Langtang Ganjala Pass trekking short itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m).
Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing.
Day 03: Drive from Kathamndu to Syabru Bensi, 8 to 9 hours drive by bus or private jeep. 
Day 04: Trek from Syabru Bensi to Lama Hotel, 5 to 6 hours walking.
Day 05: Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang valley, 5 to 6 hours walking.
Day 06: Trek from Langtang to Kyangjin Gompa, 5 to 6 hours walking.
Day 07: Rest day at Kyangjin Gompa. 
Day 08: Trek from Kyangjin Gompa to Ngegang, 5 to 6 hours walking.
Day 09: Trek from Ngegang to Ganjala Pass (5200m) to Keldang, 6 to 7 hours walking.
Day 10: Trek from Keldang to Dukpu, 5 to 6 hours walking. 
Day 11: Trek from Dukpu to Tarkeghyang, 5 to 6 hours walking.
Day 12: Trek from Tarkegyang to Sermathang, 4 to 5 hours walking.
Day 13: Trek from Sermathang to Melamchi Bazaar, 2 to 3 hours walk and 5 hours drive.
Day 14: Free day in Kathmandu.
Day 15: Final departure.

Note: The above information is just a guide and standard pattern of what we provide. The trip can be tailored at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. On adventure trips of this type, weather, transport or a multitude of other factors beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are needed the person in charge will make a decision what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does arise, we do everything we can to reduce its effect, but we cannot be liable for the results of changes or delays.

Trip cost: Please write us and let us know how many of you are there in your group to do this trek so that we can send you a quote and other information according to your group size.

Note: If above itinerary couldn't meet your needs, we can design a tailor-made itinerary to suit your needs. It is also possible to combine with some other activities such as Tibet tours, Bhutan tours, and Jungle safari in Nepal.

Langtang Ganjala Pass trekking – itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m).
Upon your arrival at Kathmandu airport, you will be greeted by one of our trek leaders and transfer to hotel. Rest of the time will be free for refreshment. In the evening, join the welcome dinner with live culture show. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing.
After breakfast, meet your tour guide in the lobby and start a guided tour including Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, Monkey Temple, Pashupatinath Temple and Baudhanath Stupa. In the evening, we organize a small meeting to introduce your trekking crew and settle the outstanding balances. Overnight at hotel.

Day 03: Drive from Kathamndu to Syabru Bensi, 8 to 9 hours drive by bus or private jeep.  
After breakfast, we take a local or private bus drive to trekking starting point. Syabrubesi is about 8 to 9 hour drive which provides mountain scenery and landscape. Overnight at a lodge.

Day 04: Trek from Syabru Bensi to Lama Hotel, 5 to 6 hours walking.
We trek through a variety of small villages and tracts of dense forest, the trek becomes a pleasant walk through trees where Langur monkey (The honey hunter animal) frolic, passing a sice stream and small waterfalls. Overnight at a lodge.

Day 05: Trek from Lama Hotel to Langtang valley, 5 to 6 hours walking.
From here short climb brings us to the right of where the Langtang valley begins as we start going up we will be able to see the beautiful view of Langtang Lirung peak. It is easy to find yak and the wild goats wondering around you. Overnight at a lodge.

Day 06: Trek from Langtang to Kyangjin Gompa, 5 to 6 hours walking.
A beautiful town which provide excellent panoramic close up view of Langtang Lirung Genjempol, Ganjala and Naya Kenga Himal ranges. A visit to cheese factory, see the beautiful Buddhist Monastery built 400 years ago. It is a good experience to try to climb to Tsergo Ri (5033m). Overnight at a lodge.

Day 07: Rest day at Kyangjin Gompa.  
Rest day at Kyangjin gompa to explore around the glacier and Himalayan Yak pasture. We can try climbing some small trekker's peaks from this vantage. Overnight at a lodge.

Day 08: Trek from Kyangjin Gompa to Ngegang, 5 to 6 hours walking.
Tremendous 4100m climb up through a rhododendron forest and junipers towards the Ngegang yak pastures. Overnight at a basic shelter or tented camp.

Day 09: Trek from Ngegang to Ganjala Pass (5200m) to Keldang, 6 to 7 hours walking.
The ascent to the pass is quite difficult and challenging, following a streams at first, and continuining over snow and rocks, we scrambled the last 100m on a steeps and snowy slope. The pass provides a majestic panoramic view of the Langtang Lirung and the snowy summits of the Tibetan border. Overnight under tent.

Day 10: Trek from Keldang to Dukpu, 5 to 6 hours walking.  
Today's walk is mostly ascent and descent along the ridge trail. Enjoy the lush forests, beautiful landscapes and Himalayan vistas. Overnight under tent.

Day 11: Trek from Dukpu to Tarkeghyang, 5 to 6 hours walking.
At the beginning of our trek we climb to reach a pass from where we can have another great view over the Himalayas, from here descent towards the Helambu valley mostly walking through a fir and rhododendron forest. Overnight at a lodge.

Day 12: Trek from Tarkegyang to Sermathang, 4 to 5 hours walking.
A flat pleasant trail to Shermathang, this is an entering Sherpa village and they will be happy to introduce themselves that they are different from the Sherpa of Khumbu(Everest region) In the clear day the villages provide good views of Ganesh Himal, Langtang, Gosainkunda and Rolwaling even Everest too in a distance. Overnight at a lodge.

Day 13: Trek from Sermathang to Melamchi Bazaar, 2 to 3 hours walk and 5 hours drive.
Today the trail gradually descends all the way to Melamchi Pul Bazaar through meadows and cultivated fields. On the way, we come across several old villages. With the spectacular Mountain View, we will get to interact with local and friendly people. Drive back to Kathmandu by bus or private vehicle. Overnight at hotel. 

Day 14: Free day in Kathmandu.
Breakfast will be at hotel, today is a free day for shopping and stroll around. In the evening, join the farewell dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant and celebrate the trek with your trekking crew. Overnight at hotel.

Day 15: Final departure.
After breakfast, we will drop you to international airport for your onward flight, wish you have a safe and sound flight and hope to see you again in the future..     

Service Includes

  • The entire airport picks up and drops
  • Standard hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
  • Necessary transportation from Kathmandu return trips
  • Langtang National Park fee with Ganjala pass trekking permits
  • Tims card (trekking information management system card)
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking period
  • Accommodation (Teahouse + Camping) during the trekking period
  • Necessary tents, kitchen gears, food, fuel , and logistics while crossing the pass.
  • English speaking guide and highly experienced staffs
  • Staffs food, clothing, salary and their insurance
  • All necessary grounded transportation
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Welcome and fare well dinner in Kathmandu serve by Ram Kumar.
  • Our service charges with VAT and Local / Government Taxes

Service Excludes

  • Sightseeing or any extra activities except the above program
  • Personal nature expenses
  • Bar bill and all kind of drinks
  • Rescue & Evacuation
  • Gratitude (tip) for staff

Trek FAQ

Some essential questions and answers for Langtang Ganjala Pass Trekking:

How can I book Langtang Ganjala Pass Trekking?
Once you confirmed trip, we need photo copy of your passport and 20% down payment of the total price for advance flight tickets and hotel booking and permit process.

How can I enter in Nepal?
Nepal is a popular tourist destination in south Asia. Several airlines have direct and none-stop flights from Middle East and Asia to Kathmandu, Capital of Nepal. There are direct flights from London, Paris, Frankfurt, Doha, Osaka, Shanghi, Mascow, Bangkok, Singapore, Hongkong, Karachi, Bombay, Delhi, Calcutta, Paro, Dhaka, Lhasa, and Varanasi.

Can I do Langtang Ganjala Pass Trekking?
This trek is suitable for any walker looking for something challenging and adventure trek with stunning views from top of the pass. It does not require that you have any previous trekking or mountaineering experience. Although, daily jugging or walking exercise is useful and you need to be in good physical condition and able to walk for 5-6 hours daily.

When should I come for Langtang Ganjala Pass Trekking?
This trek is good for all seasons so any months from Jan to Dec are the best time to do this trek. Although, Feb, March, April,  May and September, October, November and also December are the very best months to do a trek in this area.

Do I need to stay in Katmandu?
Kathmandu valley, one of the historical cities as well as the capital of Nepal, at least, you need to spend two nights in Kathmandu and before and after your trip. In our program we are providing you the standard accommodation in Kathmandu on bed and breakfast basis.

Can I join with group?
Yes, you can join with group, we guarantees a series of fixed group departures dates for Langtang Ganjala Pass Trekking. We can arrange small group trekking trip to suit your requirements. Please contact us for group departure dates.

Do I need to join with group?
It is not necessary that you need to follow our fixed group departures dates, because private trip departs every day upon your request which are best suited to couples, families and small groups of friends. We are happy to organize your holiday according by your selecting starting date.

Do you also offer Tailor-made Departures?
Yes, we do offer Tailor-made Departures, if our holiday packages are not perfect or the group departure dates are not convenient as per your travel plan.

What kind of equipment do I need to bring with me?
Langtang Ganjala Pass Trekking is an extremely adventure trip. We trek up to 5200m walking through villages, rivers, green hills and snow trails to pass so you need to have right equipments with you. Click here to have more info  

What kind of meals I can have during the trip?
All Meals on full board basis will be provided during trekking. Freshly cooked food is served at all times (western, continental and Nepali meals are available in all places). Three meals a day will be provided.

Do I have pre-departure meeting?
Yes, at first, our staff will receive you at the airport and transfer to the hotel and our tour leader will brief regarding about the trip. The briefing will cover the itinerary and introduced your trek Leader.

Can I charge camera batteries along the trek?
Yes, Most of the places, you can charge batteries along the trek (per hour USD 2-3 for charging).

Is someone going to meet me at the airport? Are transfers included?
Definitely, one of our guides will come to the airport to pick you up. We will be displaying a play card of company with your name on it. Airport transfer is included.

Travel Insurances

Travelling is an investment and we believe that an insurance makes your investment secure. It is a condition of joining any of our adventure trips that be protected against comprehensive expenses potential to incur due to medial issues or accidents (to include helicopter rescue, air ambulance, and treatment costs). Please be noted that we do not arrange or sell insurance.

A relaxed trip is not possible without good travel insurance. In the event of any sickness or injury, the cost of emergency treatment and evacuation is shocking. Therefore, travel insurance is strongly recommended for everyone who signs up with us. We strongly recommend that you be careful while choosing a policy as some makes special exceptions for adventure travel. Before buying your insurance make sure your insurer is aware of our adventure itinerary that you are going to undertake and is agreeable to cover all activities being undertaken in the trip. Such as if you are planning trekking or climbing/expedition in Himalayas your insurance must cover emergency air ambulance/helicopter rescue including medical expenses. For a group tours in urban areas, your insurance coverage of ambulance or helicopter rescue is not mandatory, however better to have with them too. Again, in Tibet trips there is no possibility of helicopter rescue, so no need to buy the air ambulance coverage in Tibet trips. Also, check your insurance policy firmly to even include trip cancellation, as all deposits paid are non-refundable.

Please kindly provide us your copy of insurance policy (e.g. your insurance certificate) or carry it with you while you come on the trip.


Alpine Eco Trek is professionals at operating at high-altitude. Each trip we run has a realistic acclimatization programme. Our entire adventure trips are designed to allow gradual height gain, spread over a number of days. High altitude is not predictable sickness, so there is no way of predicting who will suffer from altitude but, for the vast majority of people, a slow ascent to height will produce minimal effects. We can provide 'Gamow Bag' as a precautionary measure as per your request on renting basis. Acclimatizing takes time and there are no safe shortcuts. All trips to altitudes in excess of 3,000 meters carry medicines essential to the treatment of altitude sickness, and our leaders, guides and staffs are well trained to administer them and to know the symptoms.

Check out "Altitude illness" by Dr Jim Duff

Food during the trip

Food on full board basis will be provided during the spent on trekking. Three meals (Sherpa, Nepalese and Tibetan, Continental, Italian and Indian dishes) a day will be served from the guesthouse/lodge menus. Our expert kitchen crew will cook your food while camping before and after the pass. Every day dinner and breakfast are used to take in the same guesthouse/lodge we spend the night. Lunch will be taken on the way to destination. Reception, farewell dinner with culture show will be provided during your stay in Kathmandu.

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Equipments & Packing List for Langtang Ganjala Pass Trekking

Gears are pretty much essential for your great trip. Please click here for the comprehensive packing list for this trip.

Trip Map

Map for Langtang trekking

Langtang Region Trekking Map

Further Information
Our website contains as much information as possible about this trip. However, if you have any questions regarding trip, please feel free to contact us. We answer all enquiries within 24 hours. If you want to book a trip, you can send us an email or contact us directly by phone: 0977 98510 36844 (Ram Kumar Adhikari).


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