Ganja La Pass Trek is one of the favourite and challenging treks of the Langtang Region. In your quest to get past Ganja La Pass, you in fact pass through some tantalizing mesmerizing sights of the Himalayas, beautiful remote valleys and rural living lifestyles of Nepal and the crowning glory of it all, a pass and getting over it at 5,122m above sea level. The eco-friendly nature of villages that are less populated by minimum human touch. It is taken as the third most popular hiking destination in the country. This trek attracts hikers from all parts of the globe to enjoy this sublime region while trekking. The route all consists of the remote valley, old villages, alpine lakes and scenic woods.
Ganja La Trek starts from Syabru and goes up to a height of 3870m above sea level at the Buddhist Monastery of Kyanjin Gompa. Also in the trek, one passes through Langtang Village, a valley afloat with natural wonders. Your anticipation comes to a climax when crossing Ganja La Pass at 5122m above the level of the sea. In it too, you get to pass the ethnic villages of Keldang, Yak Kharka, Tarke Gyang, Sermathang which finally ends at Malemchi Bazaar. This trekking route is well suited for enthusiastic hikers who want a better acquaintance of the magical towering mountains of the Himalayas and other amazing feathers of the Langtang region.
There is much that this trek has to offer. Each of the day’s hikes happens in an eco-friendly environment in which you encounter something different in a terrain different from the previous days. The foremost adventures, that you are like to come across, passing over the Pass at Ganja La, which besides being higher than most mountain peaks elsewhere in the world, it brings out the true ability of trekking enthusiasts. Then there is the Kyankin Gompa, the monastery from where you not only learn of the unique Buddhist faith which evolved over time, but of tantalizing views of glaciers formed from the Langtang mountains and others as well. The third most takeaway, is that you pass through some awesome greenery and with villages in breaks of them, this gives you an insight into the present living of rural Nepal along with their cultures, traditions and dressing ways. In also might get a peep in the religious practices of ethnic diversity. When it is all over, the effort put into this hike, will pay the reward, in your health and mental ability to see things differently as the environment in which these hikes are done, in an unpolluted and mentally stimulating, pristine environment and where you gain much and not to lose.
Will I be able to do this wonderful trek?
Yes, you would be able to do this trek. Yes, it is a bit on the difficult side, but if you have been doing some walking lately, it only shows, that you would be able. Our capable guides, know the region by the back of their hands, and you will be given about two to three rests on the way to get acclimatized to the altitudes. Plus the speed at which you hike daily is controlled, in order not to overdo it. Then you ought to be the outdoor type, and then the landscape you will be in daily will erode any tiredness and physical fatigue. So much so, when it is all over, you will come out a much better person, physically, mentally and spiritually. You will have conquered your inner self.
Outline Trekking Itinerary for Ganja La Pass Trek
Day 01 : Arrival at Kathmandu
Day 02 : Kathmandu Sightseeing and trek preparation
Day 03 : Kathmandu to Syabru Besi (1550m) [7-8 Hours’ Drive]
Day 04 : Syabru Besi to Lama Hotel (2380m) [5-6 Hours)
Day 05 : Lama Hotel to Langtang Village (3430m) [6-7 Days)
Day 06 : Langtang village to Kyanjin Gompa (3870m) [3-4 hours]
Day 07 : Kyanjin Gompa to Ngegang (4000m) [5 hours]
Day 08 : Ngegang to Keldang (4300m) via Ganja La Pass (5200m)
Day 09 : Keldang to Dukpu (4080m) [6-7 Hours]
Day 10 : Dukpu to Tarke Ghyang (2560m) [5-6 Hours]
Day 11 : Rest Day at Tarke Ghyang
Day 12 : Tarke Gyang to Shermathang (2610m) [5-6 hours]
Day 13 : Shermathang to Melamchipul Bazar (880m) [5 Hours]
Day 14 : Melamchipul Bazar to Kathmandu
Day 15 : Transfer to airport for your onward destination
- Enjoy sightseeing tour to various historical/natural/cultural heritage sites along with Nepal’s oldest Buddhist Monasteries
- Catch panoramic views of majestic mountains, eye-catching views of beautiful remote valleys, splendid beauties of ancient villages
- Visit spiritual Buddhist monasteries including Kyanjin Gompa
- Walk thought snowy trails, visiting glaciers at Ganja-la Pass (5,122m)
- Pass through gushing rivers, green countryside, alpine meadows, valleys, glaciers etc.
- Witness variety of floras and faunas
- Get along with ethnic people and their culture
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