Ganja La Trek is considered as one of the most rewarding as well as challenging trek in the region of Langtang. It is a high altitude pass that links Langtang valley with the Helambu valley but it is as well considered the most dangerous trek as you will walk in harsh terrain with very limited resources.
Ganja La is an off the beaten trek that requires special equipments, camping equipments, gears to keep you warm in cold and above all a company like ours that has experienced guides who would help you get over the pass. The trail encompasses Gosainkunda, Langtang valley, Kyanjin and Tsergo Ri before moving further to Ganja La from Kyanjin. This 14 day loop begins from the trek put in destination of Syabrubesi and ends in the religious Helambu.
Ganja La is a perfect combination of regular and off the beaten trek that traces its way from the trails of Langtang, Gosainkunda to the sacred Helambu. By the end of the trek you will come across beautiful cultures of ethnic Tamang community, rare Hylmos and their significant Budhist culture. Throughout the way you will be accompanied by the rich biodiversity of Langtang national park and several chortens, mani walls, water powered manis, Gompas and countless prayer flags. Not only that but also the mountains in the Langtang region, Manaslu region and as far as Annapurnas on the clear day will entertain you to its optimum.
All in all Ganja La trek is one exciting trek that is inclusive of adventure, culture and several other aspect. Book this trek today!
|Trip Code: BT-115||Total Duration: 13 days|
|Destination: Langtang Region||Best Time: March - May & Sept - Dec|
|Trip Grade: Moderate||Group Size: 1 - 12|
Thank you for choosing Ganja La Trek as your next adventure destination. You will arrive on this day to Tribhuvan International airport, in Kathmandu. A representative from Budget Trekking will transfer you at your hotel. You can take your time to stroll around and see the surrounding of your accommodation.
On this day we get busy with couple of things; one making the last minute paperwork for your trekking and second, sightseeing some rare UNESCO world heritage sites. Meanwhile, our backend staff will make ready all the permits to take along on the trail. Simultaneously, our guide will help you get acquainted with the country by taking you to different heritage sites. In the evening, you will be briefed about your trek either in your hotel or over the dinner.
This is the first day on the road to get to our trek put in destination. The choice of vehicle can differ from the package you opt to choose, ranging from public vehicle to a private vehicle. There are two ways to reach Shyapru Besi and the best way is the national highway namely Prithvi highway. The trip on a coiled highway and along one of the biggest tributaries of Trishuli takes roughly around 7 hours. Once in Shyapru Besi you will unload your luggage and call it a night.
Langtang is one of those destinations severely affected by the 2015 earthquake and it is visible from the very first day. Once you get your permits checked right at the beginning of the trek you are bound to Changthang, popularly known as Lama Hotel. Through the forests of rhododendron and pine you will trek through villages of Doman, Pairo, Bamboo and Renche, before you arrive at Lama Hotel. The lodges at Lama Hotel as well were destroyed severely by the earthquake which now has been constructed to serve the tourists. Overnight in Lama hotel.
It takes around 5 hours to reach the final destination with several breaks in between. From Lama hotel the trail climbs up to hamlets and forests to villages of Tsarding, Chamki, Gumba and then finally to Langtang. All the villages mentioned have been severely destroyed by landslide. The views of the himalayas in Langtang and Tibet get closer and clearer as you keep walking towards your final destination. Few teahouses are build just to serve food to the trekkers in the region but offer no accommodation. However, there are proper accommodation in Langtang. Overnight in Langtang.
If you are well acclimatized you can trek to Kyanjin Gompa a day prior but we do not recommend you do so as you will surpass the recommended elevation. The trek takes around 4 hours with an easy pace and climb an elevation of 400+ meters. The trail from langtang climbs through rugged terrain and small yak herding villages of Mundu, Sindum and Yampha. Furthermore, the trail climbs along Langtang Khola all the way to Kyanjin Gompa. The mountains from Kyanjin looks more bigger, better and within the reach of your palms. Overnight in Kyanjin.
It is an additional day in Kyanjin Gompa and a wonderful opportunity to explore the valley, river beds and the splendid viewpoints. The gompa itself is a sight to watch. Although it has received severe cracks and damage from the quake, its murals are worth the watch. Furthermore, climbing to Tsergo Ri, a 5150 meter viewpoint in the valley, is the most rewarding viewpoints in the valley. The views from the summit are stunning with Langtang Lirung (7227 m), Yubra (6246 m), Changbu (6251 m), Tserko and Yala Peak and Naya Kanga (5844 m) and Kangja Himal. The peak also allows a good view of the Langtang Lirung Glacier. After spending some time you will fall back to Kyanjin for another night. Overnight in Kyanjin.