14 days
Trip Level
Group Size
5122 m

The Langtang Ganja La Pass Trek combines the Langtang Valley trail to explore various aspects simultaneously. It connects to one of the most challenging passes in Ganja-La but offers excellent adventure in the Langtang region. The trek’s characteristic is not so far from the Kathmandu valley but is still wild. We also can go hiking to Tserko Ri (5 000 m). It thus offers impressive views of the Langtang range and beautiful alpine pastures.

The taste of an off-the-beaten-track brings us to the Langtang Ganja La Pass Trek into the Langtang valley. It offers beautiful views of the Langtang Lirung and other Tibetan peaks while crossing the Ganja La pass. A daring itinerary of this trek begins from Syabrubesi. Moreover, It needs well-equipped teams to arrange packages for inadequate accommodation, steep climbs, and descents.

The Trek to Ganja La Pass provides an extraordinary experience of nature and cultural influence. For example, the Kyanjing Gompa is a famous monastery, while Tarke Gyang is nearby. It is believed to be a meditation by Buddhist master Padma Sambhawa. Similarly, the routes across the Ganja Pass Trek contain several monasteries and Buddhist shrines. The Helambu Circuit is meanwhile fascinating due to the cultural aspects and warm hospitality of the Hyolmo people.

Langtang Ganja La Pass Trek: Highlights

A trek to Langtang Valley connecting to Helambu via Ganja La Pass
Awe-insipring Himalayan mountains scenery and attempts a difficult pass

Green lush forests, home of rare Red Panda
Exploring fascinating Buddhist cultures of Langtang and Helambu village


Ganjala Pass Trek route

Days Destination Altitude in Meters Distance
1. Arrival in Kathmandu 1350
2. Free day & trek preparation 1350
3. Drive to Shyabru Bensi 1400 6h00 Drive
4. Trek to Lama Hotel 2640 6h00 walk
5. Lama Hotel to Langtang Village 3400 6h00
6. Langtang Village to Kyangjing Gompa 3800 4h00
7. Acclimatization day!
8. Trek to Ganja – La Phedi 4400 5h00
9. Keldang via Ganja – Pass (5222 Meters) 4250 7h00
10. Yak Kharka (Dukpa) 4200 5h00
11. Trek to Tarkegyang 2650 6h00
13. Tarkyeghyang to Shermathang 2660 5h00
14. Shermathang to KTM 6h00



Day 1: Arrival day (1,300 m)

Upon arrival at Kathmandu, you will greet and welcome by our agency’s representative in front of the Arrival gate with a Display board of Himalayan Exploration Treks then transfer to your Hotel.

Day 2: Free day and trek preparation.

During the free day in Kathmandu, you may have a chance to visit Kathmandu valley’s heritage site, followed by a pre-trip departure meeting regarding upcoming trekking peak climbing where you meet the trek guide and other team members. They will brief you about the team formation, equipment, and nature of peak climbing and other necessary information

Day 3: Kathmandu – Syabrubensi (1467m) by bus 7h00 drive.

In the early morning, the team will head to Shyabru Bensi (1467 m.) by bus. 7-8 hours picturesque scenic bus journey to Shyabru Bensi, passing by the low land villages and rivers along the route, can reach the trek’s start point. Night at the lodge.

Day 4: Syabrubensi – Lama Hotel (2470m) 6h00 walk.

This is the first day of the journey. It is not difficult to walk in the low land but encounter several up and down along the trail. It makes us a bit tired. A trail goes along the Langtang river, crossing many suspension bridges, forests, and villages to get Lama Hotel (Lodge)

Day 5: Lama Hotel – Langtang village (3400m) 5h00 walk.

Early morning after breakfast, heading toward Langtang village along the Langtang River traversing through dense forest gradually climb up. As we reach Langtang village, it offers a magnificent view of Langtang Lirung and Dzangchhebo in front and leaves the background’s dense forest. (Lodge)

Day 6: Langtang – Kyangjing Gompa (3850m) 4h00 walk.

As usual in the morning, the scenery is the same, several chhorten, Mani walls, and carving stones along the trail, which suppose to protect from wind according to locals. The Himalayas and spectacular pastures surround Kyangjing Gompa.

Day 7: Kyangjing Gompa Rest day (3850m),

Visit Tsergo – Ri peak 4980m 7 hours. The excellent views of the Tibetan range, Yala peak, Langshisha peak, Gabgchhenpo peak, Shisapangma peak, Ganja chuli.

Day 8: Kyangjing Gompa – Ganja La Phedi (4300m) 5h00 walk

Taking Today’s breakfast, our adventure heads to Ganja La Phedi. Initially, we descend to the Langtang River and cross it. Then, the trail goes uphill through rhododendron forests. As we arrive in the Yak pasture, we’re already at a high altitude. It depends on the season getting to have our destination. It might be a long day walk snow-strewn path due to the winter snow. A night under the tent.

Day 9: Ganja La Phedi – Ganja La pass (5122m) – Keldang (4250m) 6h00 walk.

We cross the pass of Ganja – La (5122 m) a super day of trekking today. It would be a hard day since one of the difficult passes. Ganja – La is covered by snow throughout the year and requires climbing gears to pass through the rocky moraine. Superb views from the pass and trek down to Keldang.

Day 10: Keldang – Yak Kharka (Dukpa) (4000 m) 6h00 walk.

A long day walks down to Yak Kharka along the prominent ridge and grassland with amazing Himalayas’ amazing views. There is no water almost along the trail, so the campsite needs to be fixed in Dukpa because of the availability of water resources. The night under the tent.

Day 11: Dukpa – Tarke Gyang (2,590 m) 6h00 walk.

Today, the trail goes slightly down before making a ridge pass with an elevation of 4100 m. locally known as Ama yangri, celebrates the local festival(Nar Puja) in the full moon of February. Outstanding views of Annapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Dorje Lakpa, Panch Pokhari, Gauri Shankar, Rolwaling, and Everest. Then, gradually descending through the dense forests of rhododendron to Tarkeghyang, a popular village of the region, situated the oldest monastery. Night at the lodge.

Day 12: Tarkeghyang – Sermathang (2,610 m) 5h00 walk.

It is easy and relatively flat, and not much ascends to Sermathang, passing through the rhododendron forests, villages, cultivated lands, and monasteries along the trail to Sermathang. Discover the village and its monasteries. Night at the lodge.

Day 13: Sermathang – Kathmandu 6h00 drive.

The village is mostly inhabitant by Hyalmo people. Today is our final day of the trek, and possible to get the bus in Sermathang if the road is not destroyed in the summer rain. Otherwise, descend to Melamchipul Bazaar then catch a bus to Kathmandu. Night at the Hotel.

Day 14: Final departure

You will transfer to the airport 3 hours before the scheduled flight.


DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Kathmandu International Airport
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive at least 3 hours before the flight.
Hotel and Airport transfer
Accommodations in Kathmandu with breakfast
All accommodations and all meals during the treks
Necessary documentation and permits
All ground transportation (as per mention in itinerary)
Professional guide and porters
A First Aid Kits
Applicable Government Taxes
International Airfare
Nepal Visa fee (advice to take accurate amount)
Meals in Kathmandu (except breakfast)
Personal Expenses e.g. phone calls, laundry, bar bills & extra porters
Travel Insurance
Guide and Porter gratuity

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