Ganja La Pass Trek – 13 Days

Ganja La Pass Trek, north of Kathmandu, offers a multitude of trekking destinations. Langtang is a narrow valley that lies just below the main Himalayan range to the north Tibet Border and a slightly lower range of snowy peaks to the south.

A visit to the Langtang valley offers an opportunity to explore Tibetan villages, Tamang Villages, to climb small peaks and to visit glaciers at comfortably low elevations. Kyanjin Gompa is a last Tibetan village in the valley, from where a trek starts to Helambu over Ganja La Pass (5,200 m). The pass itself is not easy. During autumn and spring the pass opens for trekkers.

Ganja La Pass

A trek over Ganja La Pass offers wilderness and adventure experiences. If you are trekking during spring, the forest on the trail is colorful and blooming full of rhododendrons . To cross from Langtang into Helambu via the Ganja La Pass is a serious undertaking requiring good equipment and experience from local guides. For three or four days there are no facilities and groups with their staff must be fully self-sufficient. Crossing the pass requires the use of technical climbing equipment and trekkers must be skilled and be prepared. The trail follows a small valley before reaching the glaciated pass where the use of ropes, crampons and ice axes may be necessary.

Altitude Sickness

The term Altitude Sickness is used often but there are intact 3 types of Altitude Sickness. The most common is actually Acute Mountain Sickness – or AMS for short. AMS becomes a real threat when ascending at altitudes of 9,000ft or more (roughly 3,000 m).

AMS comes into effect usually because a trekker or climber ascends too quickly. As the air become thinner, there is less oxygen available. Your lungs need time to adjust in order to carry much needed oxygen to the different parts of your body.

All Ammonite Adventure treks over 9,000ft (3,000 m) include rest days – known as acclimatization days. Read more about altitude sickness »

Ganja La Pass Trek Level

Ganja La Pass Trek is considered Demanding. A good level of cardiovascular fitness and some trekking experience is strongly advised.

In a scale of 1 to 10, the Ganja La Pass Trek is rated 8. You will spend a number of nights sleeping at altitudes above 13,000ft (4000m) so you must be willing and able to rough it as most creature comforts are back in Kathmandu.

Your safety and the safety of the support team safety of everyone on the trek is our highest concern and like all strenuous treks, the Ganja La Pass Trek is treated as an expedition.

Included In Package

Not Included In Package

  • Flight tickets related to international travel.
  • Food during your stay in Kathmandu (except breakfasts).
  • Any kind of drinks (including bar tabs).
  • Your travel insurance.
  • Nepal visa fee and entry fee.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Tips to guide and porter.

The Ganja La Pass Trek itinerary outlined is a guide based on previous treks but many factors such as weather, local transport, local politics etc can force Ammonite Adventure to amend the itinerary.The itinerary outlined can also be customized at your request to accommodate specific needs such as group size, time constraints, physical requirements etc.

NOTE:

If you flying in to Kathmandu specifically for this trek, we can organize an Ammonite Adventure representative to pick you up from the airport and take you to your hotel.
In this situation, Ammonite Adventure will also take you on a guided tour to several of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu. Some of these landmarks including the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath and the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swayambhunath) At no Extra Cost.

Inquire About This Trek (All fields are required)

We take bookings for each year from January to December. If you are looking to book for the following year, please let us know in your message.

The Ganja La Pass Trek itinerary outlined is a guide based on previous treks but many factors such as weather, local transport, local politics etc can force Ammonite Adventure to amend the itinerary.The itinerary outlined can also be customized at your request to accommodate specific needs such as group size, time constraints, physical requirements etc.

NOTE:

If you flying in to Kathmandu specifically for this trek, we can organize an Ammonite Adventure representative to pick you up from the airport and take you to your hotel.
In this situation, Ammonite Adventure will also take you on a guided tour to several of the most historical and spiritual attractions in Kathmandu. Some of these landmarks including the historic Durbar Square, the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath and the famous ‘Monkey Temple’ (Swayambhunath) At no Extra Cost.

Inquire About This Trek (All fields are required)

We take bookings for each year from January to December. If you are looking to book for the following year, please let us know in your message.