Incredible Himalayan Sherpa Adventure
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Ganja La Trek
Ganja La Trek
Ganja La Trek
Ganja La Trek

Ganja La Trek is one of the great adventure, sharp crossing of the 5107m Ganja La from Kyangjin in Langtang to Tarke Ghyang in Helambu. This trek is short and completely camping trek off the beaten route of Langtang area of Nepal and rightly so. It is also called Ganja La Pass Trek.

The trail is under developed with no tea house available along the way until Tarke Ghyang and demanding crossing, in absent of camping equipment, climbing gears, experience guide imagination and effort turn into worthless. Ganja La offers a great circular trek back through Helambu, several fantastic overviews of Langtang ranges, picturesque trekking peaks, mountains, diverse landscapes, dramatic colorful villages, see several rare wildlife.

With Incredible Himalayan Sherpa Adventure, you'll not only be able to enjoy this unique landscape but you'll also have the chance to observe the traditions and rituals of the local Sherpa people. We put great emphasis on authentic experiences and our professional local guides will introduce you to their culture.

All our treks can be booked as private trips - no large, impersonal groups but small, individual experiences. Let Incredible Himalayan Sherpa Adventure take you on your very own adventure trek to Ganja La.We encourage you book Langtang Valley Trek with us with Ganja La Camping trek.

 

Highlights:

+ Conquer Tsergo Ri at 4985m and enjoy the spectacular views of Langtang Lirung, Dorjee Lhakpa as well as the Ganseh Himal range
+ Explore picturesque Tibetan villages and experience Tibetan culture
+ Enjoy the quick succession of distinctive landscapes and climates
+ The vibrant, chaotic, colorful city of Kathmandu
+ Village trail through Oak, Rhodondren forest
+ Frequent ups and downs in trekking

Trip Facts

Duration: 7 days

Altitude: 5107m

Difficulty: Medium to hard

Season: Spring/Fall/Winter

Accommodation: Tent

Equipment: Trekking and Climbing Gear

 

Medium

It involves some steep climbs and perhaps exposed cliff, at altitude up to 5500m. Some long days and a high passes crossing may be involved.

Hard

May required basic mountaineering skills out of seasons or after heavy snowfall. There may be stretches without decent camping spots and navigation can be tricky places.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m/4429 ft.)

Flying into KTM is a memorable experience with the Himalaya Spread out before you. After landed your flight in Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (1350m), our airport representative will be waiting for you with your name written on the placard. We welcome you by offering Tibetan scarf and transfer to the hotel in a private vehicle. There will be a full trek briefing this evening.
Overnight at Hotel 

 

Day 02: Kathmandu sightseeing

The day is spent visiting UNESCO World Heritage and cultural sites of Kathmandu. You will visit to ancient Buddhist and Hindu holy sites Swayambhu(Monkey Temple), planet's tallest Boudha Stupa, open cremation and sacred Hindu Temple Pashupatinath. After visit these three places return to hotel and prepare for trek and explore the tourist hub of Nepal Thamel where you can easily find all you need for trekking. Or if you just want to relax there are many cafes and bakeries serving excellent local tea and coffee. It is best to avoid the street food.
Meals included: bed and breakfast
Overnight at Hotel 

 

Day 03: Cross the Lantang Khola, steep climb along the ridge and gentle trail reach to Ngegang (4000m), 5-6hr walk

From Kyangjin Gompa (3870m), we retrace the trail towards Langtang village and take the left fork, which drops down to the river and a small wooden bridge. We have a small but obvious trail climb through birch and rhododendron forest to simple teahouses and a good campsite, Ngegang Kharka (4430m). Continue climbing, staying on the west bank of a watercourse, across steep ground until we reach the base of moraine deposited by the glacier about, and a potential campsite.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at Tent

 

Day 04: Climbing steeply towards the pass, descends through the basin on an indistinct trail to reach Keldang (4270m), 6-7hr walk

We trek continues south, following streams, moraines, and climbing steeply towards the pass(5107m). Ganja La itself is flanked by pinnacles that mountaineers call gendarmes and is topped by prayer flags, and a large cairn of rocks. The views to the north from the pass, of Langtang Lirung and the peaks in Tibet, including Shisha Pangma at 8013m, are outstanding. On a clear day, there are also views of ranges to the south. After that, we descends through the basin on an indistinct trail, marked occasionally by rock cairns, to the headwaters of the Yangri Khola 4400m. Then we enters the steep Yangri Khola Valley and drops quickly down a rough scree slope to the stream. Following the stream for some distance through grassy meadows, we reach a few roofless goths at Keldang, at about 4270m.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at Tent

 

Day 05 Trek to Dukpu (4080m), 6-7hr walk

We descend along a ridge, making many ups and downs, and head down the valley but stays high above the river. The total altitude changes is deceptive on this leg, as there are hours of ups and downs. Finally meeting the ridge itself, then we follow the ridge line to the small summer settlement of Dukpu 4080m.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at Tent

 

Day 06: Descend down the ridge, ascend to the pass at 4020m and again descend through several permanent settlements to reach Tarke Ghyang (2590m), 6-7hr walk

We descend further along the ridge, then makes a 180m climb to a pass at 4020m. The pass offers a commanding view of the Himalaya, from Dorjee Lkapa east almost to Everest, and a panorama of the first part of the Everest trek, as far as the peak of Numbur in the Khumbu. After that we descend through pine and rhododendron forests past tiny herder’s settlements to ridge high above Tarke Gyang. We then drop steeply to Gekye Gompa (3020m), a small monastic community and the first permanent settlement since Kyanjin Gompa. Eventually, we continue steep plunge to the large Sherpa village of Tarke Ghyang (2590m).
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at Teahouse

 

Day 07: Trek down through the valley, pass the forest and number of stream to reach Sermothang (2590m), 4-5hr walk

We trek down to the wide valley of Ganyul (2520m), Passing the valley lead us to the trail which drops over a ridge but soon starts climbing up through the deep forests and cross a number of stream on the way to crest at 2620m. We follow the trail which lead towards the Gompa at Chumnik, before another gentle climb leads us to the village of Sermothang (2590m).
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner]
Overnight at Teahouse

 

Day 08: Drive to Kathmandu(1350m), 5-6hr drive(36.6km)

Journey begin with descend by local(sharing) bus to Kathmandu. Several hours drive on narrow off road bring us to Melamchi Baazar. From here our journey turn into more comfort as compare to Melamchi.
[Included meals: Breakfast+Lunch]
Overnight at Hotel

 

Day 09: Departure from Kathmandu

A representative of IHSA will drop off you at the airport by private vehicle
[Included: Breakfast]

 

Included Services

+ All airport transfers. We’ll pick you up personally
+ Private climbing with an English speaking Mountain Guide
+ Full board meals (Breakfast+Lunch+Dinner) during the climbing
+ Accommodation during the trek in tent
+ All trekking permmits & TIMS card
+ First Aid kit
+ Camping crew(cook, Kitchen boys, Sherpa,number of porters)
+ Group climbing equipment
+ All Kitchen items and great meals(coffee/chocolates/M Tea/B Tea/Leamon Tea/Green Tea/Masala Tea Mint Tea)
+ All Camping Equipment required during the trek, sleeping tents/mattresses, kitchen tent, k
+ Hot bucket shower
+ Supplementary climbing oxygen, mask and regulator
+ Medical & accidental insurances of crew
+ Climbing rope Snow bars
+ High Altitude Bonus

 


Excluded Services

- International Airfare to and from your country

- Nepal Visa fee for on arrival entry visa (US$ 25 or equivalent for 15 days, US$ 40 for 30 days & US$ 100 for 90 days. You also require 2 passport sized photos)

- Travel & Health Insurance [needs to cover Emergency Helicopter Rescue at altitude]

- Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu

- Any alcoholic beverages, cold drinks and boiled mineral water as well as snacks, deserts etc. during the trek

- Tips for Guide & Porter (not mandatory but expected)

- Hot shower, battery charges (available at extra cost in lodges, sometimes free)

- Unforeseen expenses not under our control such as flight cancellations or delays, weather related issues, illness during the trek, rescue costs etc

- Any other costs not specifically included. Please feel free to ask if in doubt

- Trekking Sleeping Bag

- Crampons

- Harness

- Ice Axe

- 2 x Tape slings

- 2 x Screw Gate Karabiners

- Descender / Abseil Device (Jumar)

- Prussic Loops

- Helmet

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Useful Information

Useful Info

Duration
7 days
Season
Spring/Fall/winter
Region
Langtang
Grade
Hard
Altitude
5107m
Walking
5hr
Accommodation
Tent