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Langtang Valley With Ganga La Pass trek


14 Day/s

Max. Elevation

5122 Meter

Group size

Min 2pax-Max 16pax

Public Bus | Private Vehicle
Best Season
Feb - mid-April | Sept - late Nov
Hotel | Guest House
Full board | BLD
Starts at
Ends at
Trip Route
KTM - Syabrubesi - Langtang - Kyanjin Gompa -Ganja La pass - Malemchi Bazaar - KTM

Langtang Valley With Ganga La Pass trek Highlights

    • Scenic drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi
    • Explore charming village of Langtang and Kyangjin monastery
    • During acclimatization, visit Langsisa Yak Pasture, Yala Cheese Factory
    • Enjoy the breathtaking views of snow-capped mountains including, Naya Kanga (5,846m) , Ponggen Dopku (5,930m) on the south, Mt Langtang Lirung (7245m ) on the west, Yala peak on the north, Dorje Lakpa(6966m), Urkeinmang(6387m), Loenpo Gang (6979) and Kangchenpo on the north-east
    • Be amused by panoramic view of the mountain from Kyangjin Ri
    • Enjoy unique culture and traditions of Sherpa people
    • Cross the Ganja La pass (5100m/16732feet) and have glimpse of stunning views from there
    • Visit ancient Buddhist monasteries, stupas and monuments
    • Rich in Flora and Fauna
    • Give yourself an opportunity to see Wildlife like red panda, snow leopard, musk deer, bear, langur etc.

Langtang Valley is one of the most beautiful places in Nepal that passes through the Rhododendron, oak, maple and bamboos forest, mesmerizing waterfalls, charming villages, rivers, beautiful farmlands and magnificent snowcapped mountains. Langtang region is near Kathmandu valley and is also famous for Gosaikunda Lake. Langtang Valley Ganja La Pass Trek provides you with a chance to visit Tibetan and Tamang villages, climb small peaks and explore glaciers comfortably at a low elevation. The Ganja la Pass Trek is the best alternative to Everest Base Camp Trek and Annapurna Base Camp Trek for the trekkers who dream of mountain trekking in limited time and minimum budget.

Langtang Valley Ganja La Pass Trek is one of the popular and most demanding and challenging treks in the Langtang region. The highest altitude you will Reach Ganga La Pass is 5106m and this trek also provide an opportunity to have a glimpse of spectacular views of Tserko RI (5000 m) and the entire Langtang Himalayan range. Most of the people follow Buddhism in Langtang Valley that’s why we can visit many ancient monasteries in the village and can collect a lot of blessings from there.  Since, we will pass through the flourishing forests of oak, Juniper, rhododendron, pine and maple and there is a chance to see wildlife such as the Himalayan rhesus monkey and Himalayan black bear.  Ganesh Himal (7606m), Ganchempo (6387m), On this trek we will also see many snowcapped mountains including, Naya Kanga (5,846m), Ponggen Dopku (5,930m), Mt. Langtang Lirung (7245m), Yala peak(5500M), Dorje Lakpa(6966m), Urkeinmang(6387m), Loenpo Gang (6979) Ganesh Himal (7606m), Ganchempo (6387m), and Kangchenpo. 

We will begin our trek to Langtang Ganja La pass after having7 hour’s scenic drive from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi. This trail will take us to the charming Langtang Valley. The next day, we trek to Kyangjin Gompa and we will practice acclimatization for a couple of hours to adjust our bodies to higher elevations. Since it’s a pretty sight; we can also visit the valley and riverbeds around Kyangjin Gompa. Later on, we will trek to Tserko Ri (5000m) which gives us an incredible and magnificent view of Langtang Himalaya ranges and peaks like Langtang Lirung (7,246m), Kimshung (6,781m), Yansa Tsenji (6,575m). Hereafter, following our route map we will trek to Ganja La Phedi crossing the Ganja La Pass (5122m). The trek becomes more challenging as we reach the higher elevation.  The view from the top of the pass which is Langtang Lirung and Shishapangma (8013m) in Tibet has a stunning view. As we go down, we trek to Keldang and then to Yak Kharka continuing to Tarke Gyang. Next morning we will trek to Sermathang and then to Malemchi Puul Bazaar, the nature and the view of enchanting villages never fail to be admired. Then with a 2 hours drive, we head back to Kathmandu. Finishing this trek can be your lifetime achievement because Langtang Valley Ganja La Pass trek is one of the hardest treks in Langtang Region and requires basic knowledge of Mountaineering.

Open Trail Treks provide you with a local guide and leaders so that you can know about the Langtang Valley Ganja La Pass more. Open Trail Treks also arranges this Langtang Valley Ganja La Pass Trek at a reasonable cost as well as we also follow all the safety measures for the trek. We offer our visitors a, license holder, trained, knowledgeable, experienced, helpful and careful guide and the porters or helpers. If you want to do Langtang Valley Ganja La Pass Trek, feel free to contact us.

Accommodation During Trekking
During the trek, we will be staying at local teahouses. These offer accommodation and food served in a dining room which also functions as a social meeting place with other trekkers. All accommodation is on a twin shared basis. A single room is usually available at a little extra cost. The tour guide will arrange the best available accommodation in each village. As we advance to higher and more remote villages it may occasionally be necessary to share a room with more than 2 people. During the treks, most of the bathroom and toilet facilities are shared and the toilet can be either a squat or a western toilet.

Meals During Trekking
In Kathmandu, we can enjoy authentic Nepalese food such as Thali and Momo at a traditional Nepalese restaurant. For instance, a Newari restaurant is a special place serving Newari food (the Newari are the indigenous people of the Kathmandu valley). Newari food is famous and unique. During the trek, we will eat traditional Nepalese food as well as more international cuisine (Tibetan, Indian, Italian, and continental). Dinner and breakfast will be taken at the teahouse where we spend the night and lunch at one of the trail teahouses. 

Altitude Map

Langtang Valley With Ganga La Pass trek Itinerary



When you arrived at Tribhuwan International Airport, a representative from Open Trail will be there holding your group name or leader name. He will drop you at your hotel. After checking in, you can take a rest or visit Open Trail’s office in Thamel or go for some souvenir shopping in Thamel. In the evening, a welcome dinner is hosted by Open Trail Treks where you will be served with authentic Nepalese Cuisine. This will be a great introduction to Nepalese food culture.



Before starting our guided tour we will have breakfast. The guided tour includes the historical and religious sites of Kathmandu. These places are also listed in the world heritage site. The most famous places like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Buddhist Stupa (Buddha Nath), Hindus Secret Temple; Pashupatinath are included in this tour. We will end our tour by visiting the Swayambhunath, The Monkey Temple.

After we finish the tour we will meet our trekking guide and leader for dissection and preparation for our following day's trips.

In the evening, we will go to different types of local restaurants for the dinner.



Today we start our trip after having breakfast. We head to the northern side of Kathmandu Valley on a bus. Our bus journey is about 8 hours long. Our destination today is Shaprubesi.

Overnight at Shaprubesi.



Today is the first day of our trek which begins after breakfast at Shaprubesi. As we began our trek, we cross the suspension bridge and start to follow the Langtang River. The trail climbs steadily uphill through the Oak, Rhododendron, and Bamboo forest. If we are fortunate enough we might get to see some wildlife in this forest. In the difference of an hour or more, we reach Lama Hotel. This area has several teahouses and we have our lunch in one of these teahouses.

Overnight at Lama hotel.

Total Trekking Time: 5-6 hours



After breakfast, we start our trek. We walk through the Oak, Rhododendron, and Bamboo forest. The trail goes uphill to Ghodatabala. From Ghodatabala we walk further through the gradual way to Langtang. Langtang is the biggest settlement area of this region. We do some sightseeing trip in Langtang village.

Total Trekking Time: 5-6 hours



Today we trek for short time and save the spare hours for acclimatizing purposes. We pass through Langtang village and follow the Langtang River. This whole area is the Alpine Tundra region so it’s beyond the tree line. Following the trails, we reach Kyanjin Gompa which is famous for its cheese factory and spectacular scenery of the mountain.

Overnight at Kyanjin Gompa

Total Trekking Time: 4-5 hours



After breakfast, we can climb to an amazing viewpoint at Kyanjin Ri (4,800m/15,748ft) and Tserko Ri (5000m/15,748ft). These two viewpoints offer a majestic view of the mountain including Langtang Lirung, Yannsa Tsenji, and the whole Langtang range. From viewpoint, we can come back to Kyanjin Gompa.

Overnight in Kanjing Gompa.



We start our trekking after breakfast to Ganja La Phedi. We cross the Langtang River and ascend through the Rhododendron forest. After crossing the forest we arrive at the point which is beyond the tree line. We can see some alpine tundra family’s plant in this region. These areas are usually covered with snow. If the area is covered by snow it will take us more time in trekking.

Total Trekking Time: 5-6 hours



Today is the most challenging day in our whole trekking. The Ganja La pass is one of the hardest passes of Nepal. It is usually covered by snow throughout the year. The long climb with high altitude through the snow can be very tough. But when you reach the summit of Ganja La, you will be rewarded with the magnificent scenery of the Himalaya. Descending down through the pass can be hard due to snowfall and ice.

Overnight at Ganja La Phedi.

Total Trekking Time: 7-8 hours



From Keldang we trek to reach Yak Kharka. From Keldang we descend further down following a prominent ridgeline. In today’s trek, we continue losing altitude through forests, ridges, and grasslands.

Total Trekking Time: 5-6 hours



Today we begin trekking by descending downhill. By the end of trekking, we will descend down by 1500 meters. Now we can feel the considerable change in topology due to less altitude.

Total Trekking Time: 5-6 hours



Today we begin our trekking by forest and passing through some high waterfall. The trail keeps continuing through the wide valley. We pass some settlement of inhabitant Sherpa people at Parachin and Gangyul. From Gangyul, we trek to Sermathang. Here at Sermathang, we can do sightseeing around the town which will give us an opportunity to observe the life of locals. We can also visit the monastery that is located at the top of the village.

Total Trekking Time: 3-4 hours



This is our last day of trekking. We walk down from Sermathang to the inhabited Sherpa settlement at Melamchi Bazar. From Melamchi, we will catch the bus to Kathmandu. After we get back to Kathmandu you can rest or go for some souvenir shopping or sightseeing at Kathmandu. In the evening we will have a farewell dinner at a local authentic restaurant with their unique food.

Total Trekking Time: 3-4 hours

Total Drive Time: 2 hours



Today is the last day of your adventure. If you want we can have the last breakfast together. After breakfast, if you have time from your flight, you can go for some shopping or you can go for sightseeing as well. If you want to do some sightseeing inform us a day earlier so that we can provide you a car.

In the end, a representative from Open Trail Treks will drop you at the airport 3 hours before your flight.

Langtang Valley With Ganga La Pass trek Cost Detail

    • Airport transfers by Private Vehicles.
    • Standard twin-sharing accommodation in a three starts hotel in Kathmandu, breakfast included. (3nights)
    • Twin sharing accommodation during the trek. (10 Night).
    • One-day tour as per itinerary (including transportation, entry fees, Guide, and a bottle of water)
    • Kathmandu – Syabru Bensi, Melamchi Bazar – Kathmandu by local transport. (If you want both ways private vehicles are also available at additional cost).
    • Three daily meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
    • TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System & Trekking permit (Please bring 2 passport size photos).
    • One highly experienced, knowledgeable, helpful, and friendly guide. Porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, and equipment. Accident insurance for all staff
    • Farewell dinner in a traditional Nepali restaurant with cultural performances.
    • Personal care & attention.
    • Local and government taxes.
    • All kind of beverage including mineral water, Phone calls, laundry, hot shower during Trek
    • Travel and Rescue Insurance
    • Tipping to the crew.
    • Personal mountaineering gears
    • Optional trips and sightseeing if extended 
    • International airfare and airport departure tax
    • Visa fee, you obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu
    • Do not mention the services apart from the services mentioned in "Cost Included services"


    • Down jacket and four seasonal sleeping bag (to be returned after completion of the trip).
    • Open trail treks duffle bag and a trekking map.
    • A self-sufficient medical first aid kits containing vital medications.
    • Company branded water purification tablets
    • Warm woolen hat
    • Oximeter

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