Ganjala Pass Trek


  • Explore the Langtang National Park and Shivapuri National Park
  • Trek through remote mountain villages of Sherpas and Tamangs
  • Come across beautiful waterfalls, terraces, meadows, and rivers on the way
  • Get to see diverse flora & fauna while walking through dense forests
  • Visit Kyanin Gompa and hike to Tserko Ri
  • Get to see the lifestyle and culture of Hyolmo community
  • Witness stunning mountain panorama of Ganesh Himal, Langtang Lirung, Shishpangma, Dorje Lhakpa, etc
  • Technical and most challenging pass

Langtang-Ganjala pass trek offers an opportunity to examine the unique culture of tamang .The people from Tibetan origin, alpine forests, rich flora and fauna and high altitude pasturelands. The panoramic Himalayan views of Langtang,Lirung, Ganesh Himal, Dorje Lakpa, Yala peak, Naya Kanga, Gaurishankar including the Annapurna Himalayan will add more pleasure to us. Visiting of glaciers at a comfortably low elevation and climb of small peaks is the attracting part of Ganjala pass trek. Beside the scenic beauty, you will get the variety of animals and plants.

During the time of spring season the forest on the trial is colorful and blooming full of rhododendrons. While passing Langtang into Helambu valley through the Ganjala pass (5122m) is a serious under trekking. It requires the use of technical equipment, experience local guide and trekkers must be skilled in the use of these equipment. This trek is a two day walking distance. There are not any hotels and resorts near by the trekking area. So hiring a proper tent and enough energetic food is very important. Trek is a protected bio-diversity zone.
This trek is the unique and wilderness trek route which is followed by a very few tourist in the past. It is  one of the challenging trek of Nepal with unfavorable weather condition. Ganja La Pass Trek is one of the challenging treks requires sufficient equipment with techniques to use them properly. Nepal Pioneer Treks & Expedition is glad to operate this adventurous trekking for you to make it your lifetime experience.

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Upon on your arrival at the Tribhuban International Airport one of our staff will be there to warm greeting you with beautiful garland that is our respect and the culture to welcome to the new stranger. After welcoming you our staff will transfer to you to the hotel. After your long journey on a plane, you may get tired, so be fresh then our manager will come to meet you to the hotel and talk about the plan of your trip details.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Max. Altitude: 1300m

Today, our manager will come to meet you at the hotel at 10.00 AM.  He will brief about the trip in detail, introduce with the guide and provide you all the documents. You will be free in the afternoon and manage your time for trek preparation. Our guide will meet you at your hotel at six O’ clock in the evening then take you for well come dinner. After having dinner, drop you to the hotel and stay over night.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude: 1300m

Drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubensi. It takes 67 hours. The road from Kathmandu to Trisuli is good, then after that not so good, up and down. You can enjoy the scenery, rivers, Mountains and several villages when you are travelling on the bus. After the long drive you reach at Dhunche (The headquarter of Rasuwa District) then, one hour drive to Syabrubensi. Syabrubensi has a number of lodges, you can stay there overnight.

  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude: 1550m

Syabrubensi to Lama Hotel. Today is your first day trek. You should be prepared the things what you need for the day on your day bag, then packed the duffle bag after the breakfast. Every day you should start your walk after breakfast. The trek to Lama Hotel takes normally 56 hours. First, you should cross the Bhotekoshi then walk on the other side of Langtang valley and follow the bank of the Langtang Khola. The scenery is spectacular. You can pass the villages like as Dovan, Bamboo, Rimche and reach Lama Hotel at 2470m then stay overnight there.

  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude: 2380m

Lama Hotel to Langtang village. Today is your second day trek. You feel much better than last day because your body adjusting to the environment and the trail also more open. You can see the Langtang Lirung at the first time from Ghode Tabala. The trail from Lama Hotel to Ghode Tabala should walk through the Rhododendron forest. There is a national park office as well. Today you trek an hour approximately four to five then you reach in Langtang Village at 3450m then, stay overnight at hotel.

  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude: 3430m

Langtang Village to Kyanjin Gompa. The trek today is very easy , short day trek, just takes about three hours but you should be very slow because you are gaining more altitude.The trail very nice and gentle, the valley more open, can enjoy more mountain then reach in Kyanjin Gompa at3800m in the afternoon. After lunch if you would like to walk more,  you can hike to Kyanjin Ri and back to the hotel and stay overnight.

  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude: 3870m

Today is your rest day. Rest day does not mean sleep all the time and stay at hotel. You should explore the day looking around, walk couple of hours to Tsergori at 5033m. If you can manage this walk today, it will help a lot to cross Ganjala. It will take 5 to 6 hours go and back. Stay over night at lodge.

  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude: 5033m

Today we can manage our time about four to five hours and fix our tent at Phedi then can explore our time around there. Stay over night, it must be cold today.

  • Accommodation: Tent
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Today is a tough day and the achievement with challenging. This is technical pass, we need rope as well because of the very narrow trail. It will take 7\8 hours walk to get to the top of Ganjala and back to the place where we sleep.

  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude: 5122m

After the pass our body seem tired but we feel much easier to walk because it is pretty much lower altitude places. We can just walk about 5\6 hours walk then stay over night at lodge.

  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude: 4000m

Today is our walk very nice and gentle, we are prety much down almost 2600m at Tarkeghang and stay over night there.

  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude: 2590m

Today is the day like as yesterday with the different sites of Langtang. We are in Helambu region with the community of Sherpa people who live in Mountain region. The day is pretty much lower and we feel very comfortable while we walk and sleep. Stay over night at lodge.

  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude: 2610m

Today is the last day walk in this trip just about three hours and get to beautiful town Melamchi Pul Bazaar then we can take bus to Kathmandu. It will take fours drive to Kathmandy and stay over night at hotel.

  • Accommodation: Hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max. Altitude: 1300m

Departure for home. Our driver will depart you by car to the international airport

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Two nights accommodation in Kathmandu with twin sharing at tourist standard hotel (Bed and Breakfast)
  • All Ground and air transportation. Pick up and drop.
  • Full board meal 3 times a day (B+L+D) during the trek days including tea & coffee (served in a cup).
  • English speaking trekking guide who has been authorized by the Nepal government and necessary number of porters (According to the group size) with their insurance, salary, accommodation, and meals.
  • Welcome and farewell dinner in Kathmandu with Cultural show. (Ethnic music and dance)
  • All the necessary official documents, TIMS Permit, Trekking Permit, etc.
  • Sleeping bags and down jackets if necessary.
  • First Aid kit.
  • Trekking Route map.
  • Insurance of Guide and Porters.
  • All required local and government tax.
  • Nepal Visa fee and International flight.
  • Meal except for Breakfast in Kathmandu.
  • All personal expenses such as bar bills, water, extra tea/coffee, snacks, battery re-charge, laundry service, etc.
  • Personal clothing and gears.
  • Tips to guide and porters.
  • Cost raised by flight cancellation, emergency rescue charges, landslide, weather, political unrest, illness, re-routing etc which are not under our control.
  • Monument entrance fees.
Additional Information

Ganjala Pass trek best time

In general, the trekking season in Nepal runs from September to November and from March to May. These months offer the best combination of good weather, clear views, and moderate crowds. During these months, the weather is generally pleasant, with warm days and cool nights, and the skies are generally clear, providing great views of the surrounding mountains and valleys.

The Ganjala Pass trek can be done in other months as well, but the weather and conditions may be less favorable. The winter months (December to February) can be very cold and snowy in the Langtang region, making the trek more challenging and potentially dangerous. 

The summer months (June to August) are the monsoon season in Nepal, which means that the trekking trails may be wet and muddy, and there may be more clouds and rain, which can limit visibility.

Ganjala Pass trek accommodation

Teahouses are the most common type of accommodation along the Langtang Gosaikunda Helambu trek route. These are small, locally-owned guest houses that offer basic facilities, including private rooms or shared dormitory-style rooms, and often include a dining area where you can have meals. 

Guesthouses are similar to teahouses, but they are typically located in larger towns and villages and may offer more amenities, such as Wi-Fi and laundry facilities. It is important to note that the availability of accommodation can vary depending on the time of year you are trekking. 

During the peak season, from September to November and from March to May, accommodation may be more crowded, and you may need to book in advance to secure a room. During the off-season, accommodation may be less crowded. and you may be able to find a room more easily.


During the Ganjala Pass trek, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a variety of local and international dishes at the teahouses and lodges along the route. These establishments usually have a menu with a variety of options, including Nepali dishes, Tibetan dishes, Indian dishes, and Western dishes.

Nepali dishes that you may find on the menu include dal bhat, which is a staple meal consisting of rice, lentil soup, and vegetables, as well as momos, which are steamed dumplings filled with meat or vegetables. Other dishes like thukpa, Tibetan bread, curry, rice, naan bread, pasta, pizza, and sandwiches are available.

You can also find a variety of hot and cold drinks, including tea, coffee, and hot chocolate, as well as bottled water and soft drinks.

Group/private joining

A group trek involves joining a group of trekkers who are led by a professional guide. Group treks can be a great way to meet other like-minded people and share the experience of the trek, as well as benefit from the expertise and knowledge of the guide. Group treks are generally more affordable than private treks, as the costs are shared among the group members.

A private trek involves hiring a guide and porters (if desired) to take you on the trek on a one-on-one basis. Private treks offer more flexibility and customization, as you can tailor the itinerary to your specific interests and needs. Private treks are generally more expensive than group treks, as you are paying for the exclusive services of the guide and porters.

Child Policy

There is no specific child policy for the Ganjala Pass trek, as it is ultimately up to the parents or guardians to decide if the trek is suitable for their children. However, there are a few factors to consider when deciding if the trek is appropriate for children:

Age and physical ability



Travel Insurance

It is highly recommended to purchase travel insurance for the Ganjala Pass trek, as it can provide financial protection in the event of unforeseen circumstances, such as illness, injury, or trip cancellations. Travel insurance can also cover you for other potential issues, such as lost or stolen luggage, travel delays, and medical evacuation.

There are many different travel insurance companies and policies to choose from, and it is important to do your research and find a policy that meets your specific needs and budget. When comparing policies, be sure to consider the coverage limits, exclusions, and terms and conditions, as well as the reputation and financial stability of the insurance company.

Some things to look for in a travel insurance policy for the Ganjala Pass trek include coverage for:

Medical expenses

  • Trip cancellations and interruptions
  • Emergency air evacuation
  • Personal liability: This can include coverage for accidental damage or injury that you may cause to another person or property during your trip.
  • The Ganjala Pass trek costs between USD 1200 to USD 1500 and above. The trek cost varies as per the itinerary, service, and company charge.

  • Ganjala Pass trek is one of the longest trekking programs in the Langtang region.The trek lasts 14 to 20 days. This trek is technical.

  • No, Ganjala Pass trek is not easy for beginners. This is the most difficult pass. We need rope sometimes due to heavy snow on the trail.

  • Yes, you will need a sleeping bag for the Ganjala Pass trekking. The blanket in the guesthouse may not be enough to keep you warm, so better carry a good quality sleeping bag.

  • No, definitely not. You can not do this trip without guide and porter.

  • This trip is located in Langtang region, first, you have to drive to Syabrubesi then start your trek.You can take a local bus or rent a car. The buses leave daily in the morning from the bus park. Local bus is cheaper than car and Jeep.

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